Can I deduct equipment I bought the year prior to filing my taxes?

I started doing freelance work this year. I take photos and make digital ads for companies. I bought most of my equipment last year. My question is. Can I deduct equipment I bought the year prior to filing my taxes? This is my first time filling taxes as self employed. I just want to make sure I take advantage of... show more I started doing freelance work this year. I take photos and make digital ads for companies. I bought most of my equipment last year. My question is. Can I deduct equipment I bought the year prior to filing my taxes? This is my first time filling taxes as self employed. I just want to make sure I take advantage of the deductions
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