10 IRS Rules for the Home Office Deduction


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Author's Note: 10 IRS Rules for the Home Office Deduction

As a self-employed person, it's pretty easy for me to claim a home office deduction because I don't have to itemize my deductions to do it; it's a business expense. But if itemizing works in your favor, by all means follow the rules and claim the deduction. It's thrilling to write off a portion of that Internet bill.

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