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I have a home office. Under Business Section mortgage interest, do I check the box 'yes, include for this home office deduction'? I am taking the standard deduction.

 
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Ashby
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I have a home office. Under Business Section mortgage interest, do I check the box 'yes, include for this home office deduction'? I am taking the standard deduction.

Yes, you can include a portion of your mortgage interest whether you itemize or take the standard deduction.

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I have a home office. Under Business Section mortgage interest, do I check the box 'yes, include for this home office deduction'? I am taking the standard deduction.

Are you self-employed?
Don't confuse Schedule C deductions with Schedule A (v. Standard) ones.
Ashby
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I have a home office. Under Business Section mortgage interest, do I check the box 'yes, include for this home office deduction'? I am taking the standard deduction.

Yes, you can include a portion of your mortgage interest whether you itemize or take the standard deduction.

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