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June 2009

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Deducting the Security System

I recently purchased a security system for my home. I have a home/business office. Is any part of the installation price and/or monthly service fee considered a deduction for business use (protecting computers, printers, and such)? (R.C., Mt. Diablo, Calif.)


Yes. You depreciate the business cost of the installation price and deduct the business cost of the monthly monitoring and service fees.


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