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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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Home office workers leave a smaller carbon footprint and enjoy many of other benefits of being a home office worker.
An employee who has available a fixed location other than the home office can expect a challenge from the IRS when asserting he or she is conducting home office activities for the convenience of the employer.
Therefore, the purpose of this article, is to address this issue to determine if a taxpayer conducting more than one trade or business activity out of the same home office can satisfy the "exclusive use test" for an office in that home therefore, becoming eligible to deduct a portion of his home operating expenses as home office expenses.
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HUNDREDS of protesters marched through the city centre and gathered outside the Home Office building.

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