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ml83
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Can I take the home office deduction? I'm living with my parents but am paying rent to stay here. I am self-employed and use one room of the house solely to work.

 
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CarolynM
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Can I take the home office deduction? I'm living with my parents but am paying rent to stay here. I am self-employed and use one room of the house solely to work.

Yes, you may take the home office deduction because you pay rent for the space and have a designated area used solely for work. See Business Use of Home Office for additional information.

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CarolynM
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Can I take the home office deduction? I'm living with my parents but am paying rent to stay here. I am self-employed and use one room of the house solely to work.

Yes, you may take the home office deduction because you pay rent for the space and have a designated area used solely for work. See Business Use of Home Office for additional information.
ml83
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Can I take the home office deduction? I'm living with my parents but am paying rent to stay here. I am self-employed and use one room of the house solely to work.

I take it I would need some form of rent receipt to safely take this deduction? I've only been making direct deposits into my parents' bank account.
CarolynM
Level 1

Can I take the home office deduction? I'm living with my parents but am paying rent to stay here. I am self-employed and use one room of the house solely to work.

Yes. You should get a receipt from your parents.
ml83
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Can I take the home office deduction? I'm living with my parents but am paying rent to stay here. I am self-employed and use one room of the house solely to work.

Thank you very much for your help.
ParkerSupp
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Can I take the home office deduction? I'm living with my parents but am paying rent to stay here. I am self-employed and use one room of the house solely to work.

What if you lived with your parent, but didn't pay rent exclusively, instead you paid all utilities. Nothing in the home was your name, but you do have proof of what you paid. Can you claim this still?

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