Think you don’t need to travel for work as a freelance developer? Think again. While developers can do the majority of their work from home or an office space, there will likely be times where you’ll need to meet with a client in person or attend a conference.
If you drive to meet with a client or coworker, or to attend a conference or out-of-town meet-up—you can claim car-related write-offs. These include expenses like gas, car maintenance, insurance and registration, parking, tolls, and the annual depreciation of your car.
If you’re travelling out of the city or out of the country, airfare, train tickets and rental car fees can also be written off.
When you travel for work, lodging expenses such as hotel rooms or Airbnb bookings are write-offs.
When you're travelling for work, all meals are tax-deductible. Even takeout.