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Can I subtract Adwords expenses from SE Earnings?

8:26 pm on Jan 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If I got a check from an affiliate company, will the IRS accept deducting expenses that I paid to generate that revenue (Adwords expenses)?

I hope so cause I reported it once and have all the Adwords expenses printed out for the year.

Anyone have experience with this?


8:35 pm on Jan 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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As long as your expenses are adequately documented, you should have no problem deducting them from your income.
8:56 pm on Jan 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The general rule is that an expense must be ordinary and necessary for your business type - advertising is of course both for any business I can think of. If you Google "ordinary and necessary" the first result has good review of such with some examples.
11:00 pm on Jan 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yes, they will accept the deducting because it is part of your business expense.