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user1169395
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Can I deduct expenses for working from home since March of 2020. Expenses for having to set up a home office?

For example, internet expenses. Expenses such as the purchase of a desk. Electricity expenses for plugging in computer systems. etc.
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xmasbaby0
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Can I deduct expenses for working from home since March of 2020. Expenses for having to set up a home office?

 

Sorry---W-2 employees cannot deduct expenses for working from home.  Job-related expenses were eliminated as a deduction for W-2 employees by the tax laws that changed for 2018 and beyond.  Your state tax laws might be different.

 

 

 

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JoannaB2
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Can I deduct expenses for working from home since March of 2020. Expenses for having to set up a home office?

Yes, start up costs are deductible. You may deduct qualified start-up costs you paid or incurred while setting up your business up to $50,000.  It can either be deducted in the year you open the business up to $ 5,000 and amortized the remaining for 15 years.

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