Does Home Office Square Footage Include Basement?
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GGA
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Does Home Office Square Footage Include Basement?

My house has 2000 square feet of living area, as reported on appraisals and property tax records.

It also has a 1000 square foot completely finished basement (three walls above ground, air conditioning, carpet, internet, alarm, etc.) that I use exclusively as my office for me and my two employees. The basement is about 6 inches not tall enough to qualify as living area.

What is the correct way to determine the square footage for a home office deduction? Is it just 33.3% (1000/3000), even though the office is a basement?

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GGA
Returning Member

Does Home Office Square Footage Include Basement?

Thank you. The basement is 6 inches not tall enough to qualify as living area.
TaxGuyBill
Level 9

Does Home Office Square Footage Include Basement?

Yes, that is correct (assuming you mean the basement is 6 feet tall, not 6 inches tall).
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