It's not always easy to figure out which home office write-offs are acceptable and which are not approved by the IRS. Below is a summary of the key provisions to give you a better idea of what you are able to deduct with the IRS
The home office deduction allows qualified taxpayers to deduct certain home expenses when they file taxes. But it's fraught with confusion. To claim the home office deduction on your tax return, you must exclusively and regularly use part of your home or a separate structure on your property as your primary place of business.
The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) allows taxpayers to claim a business deduction for expenses arising from the qualified use of all or part of a residence, as long as certain conditions are met. This deduction can be a particularly attractive tax planning tool for those who meet one of the following requirements:
If you use part of your home for business, you may be able to deduct expenses for the business use of your home. The home office deduction is available for homeowners and renters, and applies to all types of homes. There are basically two methods for deducting the portion you use for business: the simplified method and the regular method.
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