I am self employed and work from home. Can I deduct the costs of the room I use for my business?
Article ID: 329 | Last Updated: Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 3:28 PM
You may deduct the expenses for a working space at home if all of the following conditions have been met:
- The working space is an independent part of the house and is used to earn your income. Independent means that the space can be clearly distinguished from the rest of the house through external features, such as its own access or entrance. In addition, the facilities in the working space are also of importance, such as its own sanitary facilities.
- If you do not have a working space elsewhere, at least 30% of your total income from work, such as profit, wage and extra earnings, must be earned in the working space. You must also earn at least 70% of your total income from work in or from the working space. If you do have working space elsewhere, at least 70% of your total income from work must be earned in the working space for which you want to deduct the expenses.