The Writer’s or Bloggers Home Office Deduction

February 14th, 2018 → 10:09 am @ // No Comments

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Business use of the home is a business deduction, but only if the office portion of your home is used regularly and exclusively for business.

What it means to be exclusive use

An office cannot be used for your writing or blogging business and used by your family for personal use and be eligible for the tax deduction. Many authors or bloggers may regularly use their office, but find the exclusive requirement to be difficult to meet and therefore are not eligible for the business use of the home deduction. Sorry!

True Story: I worked from my home office for ten years, but  never took the business use of the home deduction because my daughters and husband also used my office.When the kids moved out my office became exclusive and I’ve started taking the home office deduction.
Business Tips and Taxes for Writers Update 2018
Other helpful business tips can be found in my book, Business Tips and Taxes for Writers

It’s been updated to include the new tax  law changes in 2018!

 

Carol Topp, CPA


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