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Kyle119
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Home office deduction when displaced

I am self employed and have a home office. In 2019, a tree fall damaged my home and i spent all of 2020 in a rental property, covered by my home insurance. I am still making mortgage payments on my home. Can I still deduct my home office?

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AnnetteB6
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Home office deduction when displaced

You will be deducting the qualified home office that you used in the temporary rental property, not the one in your home that was unoccupied.

 

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ColeenD3
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Home office deduction when displaced

Yes, but you will have to enter all new information about the location, the square footage and the fact that you pay rent. 

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Kyle119
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Home office deduction when displaced

Thanks, but are you saying that I should deduct the office in the temporary rental property, or the office that is in my own house (that was unoccupied because of the tree damage)?

AnnetteB6
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Home office deduction when displaced

You will be deducting the qualified home office that you used in the temporary rental property, not the one in your home that was unoccupied.

 

@Kyle119

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