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DJ-Jeff
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Fine. WHERE can one deduct (or declare) the portion of the HOA fees that relate to the home office?

My first guess would be listed somewhere on Part 5 of Schedule C (which is where one can list pretty much ANYTHING when they can't find the ACTUAL place to put something).

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KarenL2
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Fine. WHERE can one deduct (or declare) the portion of the HOA fees that relate to the home office?

The full amount of the HOA fee goes on line 21 of Form 8829 for your home office.   This is Other Expenses for that form.  It is entered as an Indirect Expense then the correct percentage is automatically calculated based on your home office size in relation to your entire home.

How to get to the area  While inside the software and working on your return, type Schedule C in the Search at the top of the screen (you may see a magnifying glass there).  There will be a popup that says Jump to Schedule C.  Select that to get to the general area. 

Then:

  • select Edit next to your business (if it is there)
  • scroll to Business Expenses
  • then Select Home Office
  • select that and as you go through the screens, after entering your mortgage interest, utilities, etc., you will see a screen that says enter Other Expenses  (see Screenshot below).

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KarenL2
Level 5

Fine. WHERE can one deduct (or declare) the portion of the HOA fees that relate to the home office?

The full amount of the HOA fee goes on line 21 of Form 8829 for your home office.   This is Other Expenses for that form.  It is entered as an Indirect Expense then the correct percentage is automatically calculated based on your home office size in relation to your entire home.

How to get to the area  While inside the software and working on your return, type Schedule C in the Search at the top of the screen (you may see a magnifying glass there).  There will be a popup that says Jump to Schedule C.  Select that to get to the general area. 

Then:

  • select Edit next to your business (if it is there)
  • scroll to Business Expenses
  • then Select Home Office
  • select that and as you go through the screens, after entering your mortgage interest, utilities, etc., you will see a screen that says enter Other Expenses  (see Screenshot below).
DJ-Jeff
New Member

Fine. WHERE can one deduct (or declare) the portion of the HOA fees that relate to the home office?

Perfect! Thank you so much!
KarenL2
Level 5

Fine. WHERE can one deduct (or declare) the portion of the HOA fees that relate to the home office?

You are very welcome!
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