View Full Version : Configuring the percentage to write off for taxes

03-21-2014, 08:03 AM
When working at home, you can write off a lot of expenses as business expenses. For example, you can write off part of your internet bill, electricity, computer expenses, etc, assuming these are all used to run your "home office."

How exactly do you configure the percentage of the expenses are technically business expenses, though? After all, you would probably still have electricity running in your house, even if you worked outside the home, so is it technically an additional business expense? Sure, but just how much? How do you figure yours?

04-17-2019, 01:52 PM
First of all calculate all your expenses, repairs and insurance. Then add the depreciation amount applicable to your house.

06-17-2019, 06:30 AM
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10-14-2019, 04:25 AM
, however, you use the phone and internet for a mix of work and personal reasons, you can only write off the percentage of their cost that goes toward your business use. For example, if roughly half of your internet usage is business related, you can write off 50% of your internet expenses for the year.

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