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June 2013

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Test Your Tax IQ: Home-Office Tax Deduction with Regular Office



Eddie Fiss works 40 hours a week at his small downtown office that he owns.


He also spends 12 hours a week working at home doing all the administrative tasks required for his consulting business.




Can Eddie claim tax deductions for any of these?



His downtown office only


His home office only


Neither office


Both offices




D. Eddie can claim deductions for both offices.




Over the years, we’ve come across many small-business owners and tax advisors who believe that a home office is not deductible unless it’s the only place of business.


We designed this question-and-answer scenario to debunk the only-office misconception and illustrate that office space inside your home may qualify for a home-office deduction even if you also have an office for the same business outside your home.


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