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Unlock the Secret: Discover Who Can Legally Work from Home and Save Big on Taxes


Here’s who qualifies for the home office deduction on this year’s taxes


The home office deduction is not available for W-2 employees, who have taxes automatically withheld from their paychecks, due to the 2017 tax overhaul.

However, self-employed or contract workers with Form 1099-NEC income may qualify.

To qualify, the home office must be a separate, exclusive, and regular workspace, like a room, studio, or garage.

Calculate the deductions using the $5 per qualified square foot rate, up to 300 square feet, for a maximum deduction of $1,500.

Alternatively, use actual expenses like mortgage interest, insurance, utilities, repairs, and depreciation for the percentage of home use for work.

Keep meticulous records of home office expenses and usage to support any tax deduction claims during an audit.

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    “Since the Republican’s 2017 tax overhaul, there’s been no miscellaneous itemized deductions, which were subject to a 2% adjusted gross income limitation.”

    “Hybrid positions represented 13.1% of U.S. job postings in December, and nearly 20% of all applicants went to those roles, according to LinkedIn.”


    “However, freelance and contract workers with income reported via 1099-NEC may qualify.”

    “If you’re a W-2 worker — meaning your employer withholds taxes from your paychecks — you can’t take the home office deduction for 2023.”

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