The National Directory of Certified Public Accountants

Ask A CPA - Home Office Expenses

Can I Deduct My Phone Charges As A Home Office Deduction?

The basic monthly phone charge for your first telephone line to your home cannot be deducted. Long distance calls or call forwarding, call answering, call waiting used for business can be deducted. You may deduct the entire phone bill for a second phone line used exclusively for business. Also additional phone lines dedicated for fax lines are 100% deductible.

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