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Ask A CPA - Business Start-ups

What Expenses Are Deductible In My Home Office?

Expenses directly allocated to the home office such as painting the office or buying furniture for the office are 100% deductable. Other expenses indirectly incurred are deductable at a business expense allocation percentage. These would include Real estate taxes, mortgage interest, depreciation, utilities, rent, insurance, snow removal and security.

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