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I bought a printer, a scanner and an inexpensive laptop. Each item was under $300, so I'd rather expense them than depreciate. Where do I put them - in Office Expenses?

Or in Other Miscellaneous Expenses?  I don't see inexpensive equipment listed in an expense category in Turbo Tax.
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PatriciaV
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I bought a printer, a scanner and an inexpensive laptop. Each item was under $300, so I'd rather expense them than depreciate. Where do I put them - in Office Expenses?

Yes, you may enter these type of purchases under any reasonable business expense category found under "Other Common Expenses" (see screenshot #1 below - click to enlarge).

Office Expenses is one choice, or you can enter a custom description under Other Miscellaneous Expenses (screenshot #2).

Note If you enter a general business expense in the wrong category, it will not affect your taxes. Just be sure you don't enter the same expense twice.

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PatriciaV
Employee Tax Expert

I bought a printer, a scanner and an inexpensive laptop. Each item was under $300, so I'd rather expense them than depreciate. Where do I put them - in Office Expenses?

Yes, you may enter these type of purchases under any reasonable business expense category found under "Other Common Expenses" (see screenshot #1 below - click to enlarge).

Office Expenses is one choice, or you can enter a custom description under Other Miscellaneous Expenses (screenshot #2).

Note If you enter a general business expense in the wrong category, it will not affect your taxes. Just be sure you don't enter the same expense twice.

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

I bought a printer, a scanner and an inexpensive laptop. Each item was under $300, so I'd rather expense them than depreciate. Where do I put them - in Office Expenses?

The comment that if you put expenses in the wrong category it won't affect your taxes, just don't enter them twice. So no flags will be raised if a larger $ appears let's say in utilities versus Other or Office expenses?

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