The system says I don't qualify for a home office deduction even though I meet all the criteria. Can I override this?
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The system says I don't qualify for a home office deduction even though I meet all the criteria. Can I override this?

 
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New Member

The system says I don't qualify for a home office deduction even though I meet all the criteria. Can I override this?

I am having the same issue.  There is a net profit, we meet all criteria but it is not coming through on tax return because no net profit??
New Member

The system says I don't qualify for a home office deduction even though I meet all the criteria. Can I override this?

Did you ever find a fix for this?
New Member

The system says I don't qualify for a home office deduction even though I meet all the criteria. Can I override this?

I found the fix.  my % of net profit was not correct.  Once that was fixed the deduction worked.
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The system says I don't qualify for a home office deduction even though I meet all the criteria. Can I override this?

You can't override it, but you may want to go back through the Home Office section to make sure all information is answered correctly (see below). The most common reason for a home office to be disallowed is due to not having a "net profit" from your business.

Your "net" profit is the amount after expenses.  This would include vehicle expenses, advertising, supplies, etc.  If you still had a net profit after that, you should get the Home Office deduction.  You can check your net profit by previewing your 1040.  Line 12 of your 1040 will show the business profit or loss.

How do I Preview my TurboTax online return before filing?

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3302322


How to get to the area to review your home office expenses  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 Home Office


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