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Home Office

1. A place in one's residence in which one primarily performs tasks associated with self-employment or with one's job for an employer. For example, one may use the second bedroom in one's house as a home office, keeping one's desk, computer, files and so forth there. A home office may be eligible for a home office deduction if the space is used exclusively for business purposes.

2. A department of the British government responsible for immigration, police, and other matters related to law enforcement. At various times throughout its history, it has overseen other issues, such as adoption, fire services, and worker's compensation. It was established in 1782.

home office

An area of one's residence used for office purposes.Home offices may be eligible for tax benefits—see home office tax deduction. Some states allow real estate brokers to maintain their principal office in their homes under certain circumstances.

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Thus, an accountant with an office in town who uses her home office to physically meet with clients meets this test.
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In Hughes, TC Memo 1981-140, the Tax Court ruled a home office could be located in what may be considered an unconventional place--a large walk-in closet--if all the rules were met for the space.
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Lisa Giovannetti, appearing for the Home Office, asked for permission to appeal, but the judge refused.
May 1 ( Dr Gani writes to Home Office to point out the confused paper work and ask for clarity over why only Shakeel has a tribunal
I tried to write off my home office, but there was no benefit because my standard deduction was more,'' she said.
Start transferring files and data to your home office.
31, 1998, the home office will qualify as a principal place of business -- provided it is used exclusively and regularly to conduct business or management activities.
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But the agency's home office directive was no mere frolic by low-level staffers.

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