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Ending a home based business – what are the tax implications?

Eric M asked:

I’ve been writing off my home based business for the last few years. If I stop using that portion of my home solely for my business, how do I indicate that on my taxes?

Additionally, does anyone know of any resources that indicate what the implications are of stopping a home based business write-off?

I see lots of information on how/what to write-off for a home based business, but can’t seem to find anything on what to do when that ends.

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Posted in United States 15 years ago at 10:17 pm.


3 Replies

  1. You just stop writing it off. Just include what is current – at least for the past year. When it asks for the code for what you do – you can only put in what is relevant for that year.

  2. You don’t show on your tax that you ended the business, but keep track of the depreciation allowed or allowable while you were claiming the home office deduction – you’ll need that number when you sell the house.

  3. There is nothing you have to do to notify the Internal Revenue Service that you have stopped your home business. The only record you need to keep is the amount of depreciation taken on the property in the event of a sale.

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