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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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If the home is owned (not rented), the home office deduction includes an allowance for depreciation.
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If the taxpayer uses the same area of the home as the principal place of business for two or more separate business activities, the home office must be the principal place of business for both businesses in order to be claimed a home office deduction; if only one activity qualifies under IRC section 280A, the home office expenses are not deductible (see Hamacher, 94 TC 348, 1990).
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That can be even bigger than the home office deduction,'' he said.
Remember, if you claim the home office on a 2000 tax return, you may face an audit any time through April 15, 2004.
Prior to 1999, home office deductions were allowed only if the majority of income was earned at the home office.
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However, we must examine further to determine if it likewise prohibits the use of the home office to conduct more than one separate trade or business activity.