Write-Off Week™: Last chance to write off biz expenses w/ best deals on office equipment, tech, supplies, more


For LLC/small business owners, the end of the calendar year means you only have a week to purchase office supplies and other work expenses that can be written-off on your next tax return. From Wikipedia:

In income tax calculation, a write-off is the itemized deduction of an item’s value from a person’s taxable income. Thus, if a person in the United States has a taxable income of $50,000 per year, a $100 telephone for business use would lower the taxable income to $49,900. If that person is in a 25% tax bracket, the tax due would be lowered by $25. Thus the net cost of the telephone is $75 instead of $100.

That’s why we’re officially inventing Write-Off Week™ at 9to5Toys, one place to find the best deals on tech, office supplies, travel gear, and everything else you’ll need to keep your small – large business running over the next year.

If you’ve been considering new office chairs or desks, need to stock up on supplies, or perhaps want to deck out the office with the latest automation tech for the new year, we’ll be tracking the best products at the best prices until New Years Eve. Below we kick things off with a few picks to get you started… 

Business Credit Cards |

Before we get started, if you don’t already have a business credit card to make your purchases, you’ll probably want to get the INK Cash business card from CHASE. Just making your business supplies with the card will get you 5% cash back and you’ll get a bonus $200 cash back in the first 3 months if you spend $3000.

Office Tech |

Control anything you have plugged in from your iPhone with iHome’s Siri-Controlled HomeKit Smart Plug ($36), or ConnectSense HomeKit SmartOutlet ($80). And grab at least a few Belkin SurgePlus 3-Outlet Swivel Chargers w/ Dual USB Ports ($15).

Get started with smartphone controlled lightning with Phillips Hue Starter Kits ($199), or something different with the Nanoleaf Ivy HomeKit bulbs made from foldable printed circuit boards.

Canary’s All-In-One security system features top of the line camera specs and built-in air quality, humidity, and temperature sensors (On sale for $179 or $350 for a 2-pack). Canary offers a free plan with streaming and video history and paid plans if you want a more complete security setup. Compare with Google’s Nest Cam ($176), a basic security cam that offers always-on streaming and video history with slick mobile and web apps on competitive monthly plans.

Epson Expression Home XP-320 Wireless Color Photo Printer w/ Scanner & Copier ($43.99) or Epson WorkForce WF-2630 Wireless Business AIO Color Inkjet, Print, Copy, Scan, Fax, Mobile Printing, AirPrint ($49.99)

Fellowes M5-95 Laminator with Pouch Starter Kit (M5-95) $17.99  and AmazonBasics 6-Sheet High-Security Micro-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder ($39.99 — 20% off, within $1 of all-time low).

Office Chairs |

Spoil your employees with the unbeatable Aeron Task Chair by Herman Miller (as low as $630), upgrade yourself to an Embody by Herman Miller (starting at $1044), or go with one of these inexpensive, best-selling workhorses from AmazonBasics: Mid-Back bonded leather ($64.99), Mid-Back Mesh ($69.99), Mid-Back Mesh Swivel ($102).

Office Supplies |

Grab some of these waterproof, roll-up sleeves ($10) and velcro cable ties for organizing cables at the office or on the road. 

Tools |

A must have for in the office. iFixit’s ultimate toolkits give you everything you need for gadget repairs and more. Check out iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit 2016 Edition ($80), or the iFixit Repair Business Toolkit + iFixit Pro ($280). Or the company’s other toolkits on Amazon.

Or get $10 off iFixit tools (over $20) with code ELF-4DHNZBQW.

Desks |

Stay healthy while in front of a screen all day by transforming your current desk into a standing desk for as low as $35 with the iCraze adjustable vented, laptop table, or go for the full-on, height-adjustable standing desk setup with this $350 option from Varidesk.

Want a more heavy-duty conversion? Check out the X-Elite PRO height adjustable sit/stand desk ($289).

Software |

TurboTax 2015 for Mac/PC price drops: Deluxe $40, Premier $55, Home & Business $65, more

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