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Where do Actors claim commissions paid to agent/manager/etc.

Many actors do NOT file as self employed. Actors are often paid as employees of one of several Talent Payroll Services even though we're paid for a variety of TV, Film & TV Commercial jobs. As such, these actors file a W4 with the employer (payroll service) and have deductions taken out by the employer (payroll service). Actors often owe agents/managers/etc. a commission on the gross income. Where do actors claim the expense of commissions they've paid? Mind you this is often 25% of the gross--a substantial amount. Please DO NOT say "Schedule C" which seems to be for self employed persons who receive 1099s. Many actors are NOT self employed so do not file as self employed. We only receive W2s. Where does an actor who only receives W2s claim commissions paid out to Agents & Managers?

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Where do Actors claim commissions paid to agent/manager/etc.

For the 2017 tax year, you can deduct as an unreimbursed employee expense on Schedule A.

For 2018 and beyond, the news isn't good. See: