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September 2011

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The One Best Way to Claim a Home-Office Tax Deduction for the Owner of a Corporation

When you operate your business as a corporation, knowledge is critical to claiming the best tax deduction for an office in the home.


Technically, the owner of a corporation can claim tax deductions for a home office in one of three ways, two of which are pitiful and need rejection.


Reject 1. Rent Office to the Corporation


Whether you operate as an S corporation or a C corporation, you get minor, zero, or negative benefit when you rent an office in the home to your corporation.


IRC Section 280A(c)(6) disallows tax deductions for the home office on rentals by employees to their employers.1 Thus, owner-employees do not achieve home-office deductions on the rental of an office in the home to their corporations.


S Corporation Example


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