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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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As CPAs begin to deliver completed 1998 tax returns to their clients, this is an ideal time to explain the new home office rules to them.
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280A, taxpayers could claim deductions with respect to home offices used for both business and personal purposes, but only to the extent of the business use.
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Indeed, it seems that employees with home offices should avoid renting them to employers and instead arrange to receive reimbursements, whether included in salary or in some other manner.
And consumers are making room for home offices all over the house, according to the survey.
Accordingly, OSHA would not expect the nation's employers to carry out periodic inspections of their workers' home offices, or obtain from them checklists certifying that the employees' dens and basements were safe.
NEW YORK - me growth in small offices and home offices - collectively referred to as the SOHO market is one of the most notable trends of the 1990s.