Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Manual

1115.040.30 Non-Expenses of Producing Self-employment Income

IM-#49  July 1, 2009,  IM-#88  October 4, 2006,  IM-#167 September 10, 2001

The following are expenses that are not allowable for the Food Stamp Program.

  • Net losses from previous periods.
  • Federal, State, and local income taxes; money set aside for retirement purposes; and other work related personal expenses, such as transportation to and from work (these expenses are accounted for by the percent earned income deduction, therefore, not allowed as individual deductions)
  • Depreciation (DE).
  • Depletion (DP).
  • Cost of meals for EU members (MN).