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Does anyone deduct home office expense from taxes? Square footage times industry standard of $5. I work out of the home about 2 to 3 times a week. Is this allowable? TY

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I think you can only deduct it if it’s exclusively used for work. Like if you WFH and use your living room, but also use it for leisure, it doesn’t count. Don’t quote me on this bc I didn’t even look it up!

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Under new rules, it’s only allowable for contractors.

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If you have a way to turn back time to 2017, you can deduct.

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My house is 4,000 sq ft. You're saying I can deduct $20,000?

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It’s literally the office or immediate area your laptop sits.

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IRS already has boxed you in, super defined criteria for what qualifies. With the doubling of the standard deduction, most of these types of deductions aren’t worthwhile if you’re an employee

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Yeah you can’t anymore

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There’s also a maximum sq footage. But no I don’t think you can deduce unless you have another business to deduct from

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