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If an outbuilding on my property was used as part of my business (sales), can it be considered another "home office"?

 
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ColeenD3
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If an outbuilding on my property was used as part of my business (sales), can it be considered another "home office"?

Yes, but what do you mean by "another home office"? You can only have one. You must be self-employed as this option is no longer available to employees.

 

If you're self-employed, however, housing-related expenses such as mortgage interest, rent, utilities, repairs, and depreciation for the portion of your home or rental that you use to run your business are allowable expenses under the home office deduction.

You may be able to claim the home office deduction if your office is:

When you enter your home office information in TurboTax, we'll ask some questions to determine if you can claim the deduction and how much the deduction is worth. You’ll need information like the square footage of your residence and the rooms you worked in.

 

From <https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credits-and-deductions/help/can-i-take-the-home-office-deduction/0...>

 

 

Can I take the home office deduction?

 

Employees working from home can't take the home office deduction, even if you've been asked to work from home due to COVID-19. This has been in place since 2018 when the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law. Prior to that, employees who worked from home at the convenience of their employer were allowed to deduct home office expenses under the 2% rule.

 

If you're self-employed, however, housing-related expenses such as mortgage interest, rent, utilities, repairs, and depreciation for the portion of your home or rental that you use to run your business are allowable expenses under the home office deduction.

 

You may be able to claim the home office deduction if your office is:

When you enter your home office information in TurboTax, we'll ask some questions to determine if you can claim the deduction and how much the deduction is worth. You’ll need information like the square footage of your residence and the rooms you worked in.

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