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Are employees who work from home for the convenience of their employers no longer eligible to take the home office deduction due to changes in the tax law in 2018?

A post from a few months ago says that the deduction is no longer available, but many older posts (presumably from before the law changed) say that the deduction is available. If these are now incorrect, maybe they should be taken down, but it is hard to tell, given the conflicting info, what is correct.

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Are employees who work from home for the convenience of their employers no longer eligible to take the home office deduction due to changes in the tax law in 2018?

That's correct. Employees working from home can no longer take the home office deduction as of 2018 due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law in December of 2017. Prior to that, employees who worked from home at the convenience of their employer were allowed to deduct home office expenses under the 2% rule.

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Are employees who work from home for the convenience of their employers no longer eligible to take the home office deduction due to changes in the tax law in 2018?

Hopefully the increased Standard Deduction and/or the lowered tax rates more than make up for this deduction. Thank you for using TurboTax. We really appreciate it. For additional information on Tax Reform, see <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4482394-how-will-tax-reform-affect-my-2018-federal-tax-return">htt...>.
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Are employees who work from home for the convenience of their employers no longer eligible to take the home office deduction due to changes in the tax law in 2018?

That's correct. Employees working from home can no longer take the home office deduction as of 2018 due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law in December of 2017. Prior to that, employees who worked from home at the convenience of their employer were allowed to deduct home office expenses under the 2% rule.

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