If you're eligible, a home office deduction can save you big bucks at tax time. If you're not, claiming it can get you in big trouble.
The government shutdown means agencies that ordinarily confirm information or send documents required for your mortgage application aren't doing those jobs.
If you got married or divorced, took in an elderly parent, lost your job or adopted a child, you may need to adjust your tax planning.
Start by estimating what you'll owe in federal and state taxes and setting that money aside. Then look at potential deductions.
If you're one of the millions of Americans who work from home, don't pass up a deduction that could be worth thousands. Here's how to tell if you qualify.
Save receipts and keep good records so you can get all the deductions you're entitled to, for mileage, home office use and other expenses.
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