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Why is there no option to deduct phone expenses when my only income is from a 1099-misc?

 
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Vanessa
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Why is there no option to deduct phone expenses when my only income is from a 1099-misc?

Phone expenses are deducted under Communication Expenses in the Self-Employment section. 

To do this once logged into your return click the following

  • Tax Home
  • Federal
  • Wages and Income
  • Scroll down and click Add More income
  • See list of all income
  • Click Show More next to Self-Employment
  • Start next to Self-Employment
  • As you walk through the entries you will be prompted to upgrade to Self-Employed in order to enter the expenses
  • After clicking add expenses, select Communications and enter your cell phone bill.  

Remember, if you do not have a separate business line you must prorate your cell phone bill between business and personal usage.  You cannot deduct the entire bill. 

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Vanessa
Level 3

Why is there no option to deduct phone expenses when my only income is from a 1099-misc?

Phone expenses are deducted under Communication Expenses in the Self-Employment section. 

To do this once logged into your return click the following

  • Tax Home
  • Federal
  • Wages and Income
  • Scroll down and click Add More income
  • See list of all income
  • Click Show More next to Self-Employment
  • Start next to Self-Employment
  • As you walk through the entries you will be prompted to upgrade to Self-Employed in order to enter the expenses
  • After clicking add expenses, select Communications and enter your cell phone bill.  

Remember, if you do not have a separate business line you must prorate your cell phone bill between business and personal usage.  You cannot deduct the entire bill. 

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"

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