Taxes for Massage Therapists
Business & Marketing

Taxes for Massage Therapists

Author(s): Constance Nwosu

2CE credits 10 Lessons Text

Understand how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 affect your taxes. Learn what defines a business entity, how to file, and common tax deductions for massage therapists.

This course includes short videos to enhance the text content.

When participants finish this course, they will be able to:

  • Describe how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will affect 2018–2025 tax filings for massage therapists.
  • Define types of business entities and filing methods.
  • Differentiate between employees and independent contractors.
  • Prepare for an audit using your business records.
  • List common deductions for massage therapists.


The information contained in this course is meant to provide practitioners involved in massage therapy services with information about taxation and other concepts. This work does not represent tax or accounting advice. The individual taxpayer is advised to and should rely on their own tax advisor(s). This course is not endorsed by Internal Revenue Service, nor is the author affiliated with the Internal Revenue Service.

  1. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
  2. Tax Brackets, Credits, and Deductions
  3. Business Entity Types
  4. Employee vs. Independent Contractor
  5. Tax Videos 1-3
  6. The Basics of Bookkeeping
  7. Preparing for an Audit
  8. Common Massage Therapy Deductions
  9. Tax Videos 4-6
  10. Glossary