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Didn’t get stimulus & thankful to be working, but I’ve paid a lot setting up a home office (screens, fax machine, bandwidth.) Normally I only do standard deductions, but can I write it off next year?

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Sounds like you just started a side business and will file a Schedule C for tax year 2020.

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my understanding is that if you are W2, the home office deduction is no longer allowed after the 2018 tax bill. I'm not a tax attorney, so I'm just going by what my accountant said. If anyone has a suggestion, I am very interested. I am moving out of my house to an apartment for construction, and our construction has been delayed indefinitely by this. I could use my house solely as an office, if I could deduct part of it.

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Fax machine?

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You probably haven't paid enough to go over the standard deduction.

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