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egoodhall
Level 2

Dog boarding deductions

      Hello,

     We do dog boarding at home. What kind of deduction can I claim? Thank you

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HelenC12
Employee Tax Expert

Dog boarding deductions

You may deduct any items or services you purchase to conduct your dog boarding business. The following are some examples:  

  • If you can have a shared internet account for both home and business use, deduct a portion of the monthly cost, or you can have a separate business account.
  • The same applies for a phone line, including your cell phone.
  • Business cards and other supplies. 
  • Dog toys.
  • Leases.
  • Dog food.
  • Cleaning supplies.
  • Books, magazines, and newspapers related to your business.
  • Computer supplies (paper, ink, etc.)

To see additional expenses that you may be able to write off, please see the following TurboTax article: Taking Business Tax Deductions

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HelenC12
Employee Tax Expert

Dog boarding deductions

You may deduct any items or services you purchase to conduct your dog boarding business. The following are some examples:  

  • If you can have a shared internet account for both home and business use, deduct a portion of the monthly cost, or you can have a separate business account.
  • The same applies for a phone line, including your cell phone.
  • Business cards and other supplies. 
  • Dog toys.
  • Leases.
  • Dog food.
  • Cleaning supplies.
  • Books, magazines, and newspapers related to your business.
  • Computer supplies (paper, ink, etc.)

To see additional expenses that you may be able to write off, please see the following TurboTax article: Taking Business Tax Deductions

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**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
llhessler
Returning Member

Dog boarding deductions

I am renting my home and I board dogs as my business. Can I deduct any of my rent?

Critter-3
Level 15

Dog boarding deductions

Yes ... read up on Office In Home rules : 

 

 

Review this IRS website for Home Office eligibility - https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/home-office-deduction

 

IRS Publication 587 Business Use of Your Home - https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p587.pdf

 

TurboTax support FAQ for a home office - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901224-can-i-take-the-home-office-deduction

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