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Business expense - educational computer at home. Purchase computer for education related to business/work topics. Can I write off the computer

 I would look at Youtube and learn material that way.  This would be related to my profession.  

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Business expense - educational computer at home. Purchase computer for education related to business/work topics. Can I write off the computer

If you are Self Employed (1099-MISC), you can deduct (or depreciate) the business percentage of the computer.

Unless the computer is in your qualified Home Office (used exclusively for business), that would mean you would need to keep logs for how much time the computer was used for business, and how much time it was used for personal purposes.

So if the computer was used 10% of the time for business purposes, 10% of the cost of the computer could be used as a deduction or for depreciation.

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Business expense - educational computer at home. Purchase computer for education related to business/work topics. Can I write off the computer

Are you self-employed or do you receive a W-2?  
**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

Business expense - educational computer at home. Purchase computer for education related to business/work topics. Can I write off the computer

I am on 1099.   Let me also know for W2 (for the future)

Business expense - educational computer at home. Purchase computer for education related to business/work topics. Can I write off the computer

Job-related expenses for W-2 employees will not be deductible for 2018 and beyond.  That deduction has been eliminated.  If you are self-employed you can still enter legitimate business expenses on a schedule C.  
**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

Business expense - educational computer at home. Purchase computer for education related to business/work topics. Can I write off the computer

If you are Self Employed (1099-MISC), you can deduct (or depreciate) the business percentage of the computer.

Unless the computer is in your qualified Home Office (used exclusively for business), that would mean you would need to keep logs for how much time the computer was used for business, and how much time it was used for personal purposes.

So if the computer was used 10% of the time for business purposes, 10% of the cost of the computer could be used as a deduction or for depreciation.

Business expense - educational computer at home. Purchase computer for education related to business/work topics. Can I write off the computer

Using the computer for educational purposes, so I can improve in the business I am working in - is that considered a "business use of the computer".  I am not directly doing any business related activities on the computer.

Business expense - educational computer at home. Purchase computer for education related to business/work topics. Can I write off the computer

Yes, that sounds like business use to me.
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