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kw83028
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Can my unfinished basement be claimed as a Home Office? I have used it as my walk-in retail store for years but never claimed Home Office since it is unfinished.

My house is 1760 sqft. My unfinished basement is 1800 sqft (including cold storage). I use 1300 sqft of the basement as my store. It is my full time job for many years. I allow walk-in traffic. It has its own walkway and entrance. I had heard in the past that unfinished can't be claimed since it's not "actual" square footage of the residence, but I recently read a comment that it could be claimed. It was just a comment, so I would like to know for sure either way. Thank you.
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Bsch4477
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Can my unfinished basement be claimed as a Home Office? I have used it as my walk-in retail store for years but never claimed Home Office since it is unfinished.

Yes. Your unfinished basement can be used as a home office if it is used regularly and exclusively for your business. 

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Bsch4477
Level 15

Can my unfinished basement be claimed as a Home Office? I have used it as my walk-in retail store for years but never claimed Home Office since it is unfinished.

Yes. Your unfinished basement can be used as a home office if it is used regularly and exclusively for your business. 

kw83028
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Can my unfinished basement be claimed as a Home Office? I have used it as my walk-in retail store for years but never claimed Home Office since it is unfinished.

Excellent, thank you very much for the reply

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