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Can I claim tax deductions even if my home-based business didn’t make a penny?

moneyreligion asked:


Does a business, home-based or not, need to have any sort of income to get the tax deduction advantages?

Help me be less accounting challenged.

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Posted in Other - Taxes 11 years, 9 months ago at 11:36 am.

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  1. I was always under the impression that the less a business made the more you can claim at tax time. My friend is an accountant and she always tells me to hide a bit for this reason.

  2. If you truly had a business and ran it in a business-like manner, then you do the schedule C and claim the deductions.

    Keep in mind, you had to actually be open for business, not just getting set up. Zero income is not a good sign.

    If you are starting the business, you had better have the expectation of making a profit within 3 years–the IRS expects you to and you can be audited and deemed a hobby (disallowing the losses).


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