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Video tips: Who can get a Home Office Deduction?
With more and more opportunities to work from home nowadays, a home office deduction seems like such a tempting tax benefit. But who can be qualified for this deduction and how is it calculated? Watch this video to learn more.



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'); mywindow.document.write(data); mywindow.document.write(' '); mywindow.document.close(); // necessary for IE >= 10 mywindow.focus(); // necessary for IE >= 10 mywindow.print(); mywindow.close(); return true; } function quote_standard() { var miscellaneous=0; var formName = document.ioq; $('#print').show(); /* START GLOBAL VARIABLES ***************************************************************************/ // Federal var form1040 = Math.round(120*1.3); var form1040A = Math.round(100*1.3); var form1040EZ = Math.round(60*1.3); var form1040X = Math.round(200*1.3); // State var form140AZ = Math.round(70*1.3); var form140AZPY = Math.round(90*1.3); var form140X = Math.round(90*1.3); var otherStateIncomeTax = Math.round(80*1.3); // Income var w2 = Math.round(10*1.5); var form1099R = Math.round(10*1.3); var k1 = Math.round(40*1.3); // Schedules var scheduleA = Math.round(110*1.3); var scheduleB = Math.round(20*1.3); var scheduleC = Math.round(120*1.3); var scheduleD = Math.round(40*1.3); var scheduleE = Math.round(200); var scheduleF = Math.round(100*1.3); var scheduleH = Math.round(100*1.3); var scheduleL = Math.round(20*1.3); var scheduleM = Math.round(20*1.3); // Forms var form982 = Math.round(80*1.3); var form2106 = Math.round(50*1.3); var form2441 = Math.round(40*1.3); var form4137 = Math.round(40*1.3); var form4562 = Math.round(30*1.3); var form4684 = Math.round(50*1.3); var form4797 = Math.round(140*1.3); var form5405 = Math.round(80*1.3); var form5695 = Math.round(80); var form6252 = Math.round(80*1.3); var form8283 = Math.round(40); var form8379 = Math.round(40*1.3); var form8396 = Math.round(30*1.3); var form8606 = Math.round(30*1.3); var form8824 = Math.round(150*1.3); var form8829 = Math.round(130); var form8863 = Math.round(50*1.3); // Income documents var incomeDocuments = Math.round(60); var incomeDocumentsAnswer = "Yes"; /* CALCULATES QUESTIONS NUMBER 2 ********************************************************************/ if (formName.DoYouHaveAMortgage_0.checked == true) { var doYouHaveAMortgage = 230; var doYouHaveAMortgageAnswer = "Yes"; } else { var doYouHaveAMortgage = 130; var doYouHaveAMortgageAnswer = "No" } /* CALCULATES QUESTIONS NUMBER 3 ********************************************************************/ if (formName.W2_0.checked == true) { var w2 = parseInt(w2) * parseInt(formName.W2_0_yes.value); var w2Answer = "Yes"; } else { var w2 = 0; var w2Answer = "No"; } /* CALCULATES QUESTIONS NUMBER 4 ********************************************************************/ if (formName.SelfEmployed_0.checked == true) { var selfEmployed = 170 * parseInt(formName.SelfEmployed_0_yes.value); var selfEmployedAnswer = "Yes"; } else { var selfEmployed = 0; var selfEmployedAnswer = "No"; } /* CALCULATES QUESTIONS NUMBER 5 ********************************************************************/ if (formName.DidYouLiveOutsideOfArizona_0.checked == true) { var didYouLiveOutsideOfArizona = parseInt(formName.DidYouLiveOutsideOfArizona_0_yes.value * 190); //didYouLiveOutsideOfArizona=Math.round(didYouLiveOutsideOfArizona*1.3); var didYouLiveOutsideOfArizonaAnswer = formName.DidYouLiveOutsideOfArizona_0_yes.value; } else { var didYouLiveOutsideOfArizona = 100; didYouLiveOutsideOfArizona=Math.round(didYouLiveOutsideOfArizona*1.3); var didYouLiveOutsideOfArizonaAnswer = 1; } /* CALCULATES QUESTIONS NUMBER 6 ********************************************************************/ if (formName.DidYouSellInvestments_0.checked == true) { // alert("Your fees could vary significantly depending upon the number and type of transactions. We can give you a firm quote when we meet. This quote is an estimate."); // Captures the quantity value of the drop down and multiplies it times the price. var didYouSellInvestments = (parseInt(formName.ScheduleD.value) * 5) + 50; if (parseInt(formName.ScheduleD.value) > 40) { didYouSellInvestments=didYouSellInvestments+((parseInt(scheduleD)-40)*3); } didYouSellInvestments=Math.round(didYouSellInvestments*1.3); var didYouSellInvestmentsAnswer = "Yes"; } else { var didYouSellInvestments = 0; var didYouSellInvestmentsAnswer = "No"; } /* CALCULATES QUESTIONS NUMBER 7 ********************************************************************/ if (formName.DidYouOwnRentalProperty_0.checked == true) { // Captures the quantity value of the drop down and multiplies it times the price. var didYouOwnRentalProperty = parseInt(scheduleE) * parseInt(formName.ScheduleEOwn.value); var didYouOwnRentalPropertyAnswer = "Yes"; } else { var didYouOwnRentalProperty = 0; var didYouOwnRentalPropertyAnswer = "No"; } if (formName.DidYouSellRentalProperty_0.checked == true) { // Captures the quantity value of the drop down and multiplies it times the price. var didYouSellRentalProperty = 250 * parseInt(formName.ScheduleESell.value); var didYouSellRentalPropertyAnswer = "Yes"; } else { var didYouSellRentalProperty = 0; var didYouSellRentalPropertyAnswer = "No"; } /* CALCULATES QUESTIONS NUMBER 9 ********************************************************************/ if (formName.ChildCare_0.checked == true) { var childCare = parseInt(form2441); var childCareAnswer = "Yes"; } else { var childCare = 0; var childCareAnswer = "No"; } /* CALCULATES QUESTIONS NUMBER 11 ********************************************************************/ if (formName.EnergyCredit_0.checked == true) { var energyCredit = parseInt(form5695) * parseInt(formName.EnergyCredit.value); var energyCreditAnswer = "Yes"; } else { var energyCredit = 0; var energyCreditAnswer = "No"; } /* CALCULATES QUESTIONS NUMBER 12 ********************************************************************/ if (formName.DonateNonCash_0.checked == true) { var donateNonCash = parseInt(form8283); var donateNonCashAnswer = "Yes"; } else { var donateNonCash = 0; var donateNonCashAnswer = "No"; } /* CALCULATES QUESTIONS NUMBER 13 ********************************************************************/ if (formName.BusinessUseOfHome_0.checked == true) { var businessUseOfHome = parseInt(form8829) + ((parseInt(formName.BusinessUseOfHome_0_yes.value) * 80) - 80); var businessUseOfHomeAnswer = "Yes"; } else { var businessUseOfHome = 0; var businessUseOfHomeAnswer = "No"; } /* CALCULATES QUESTIONS NUMBER 14 ********************************************************************/ if (formName.BusinessUseOfHome_0.checked == true) { var businessUseOfHome = parseInt(form8829) * parseInt(formName.BusinessUseOfHome_0_yes.value); var businessUseOfHomeAnswer = "Yes"; } else { var businessUseOfHome = 0; var businessUseOfHomeAnswer = "No"; } /* CALCULATES QUESTIONS NUMBER 15 ********************************************************************/ if (formName.CollegeTuition_0.checked == true) { var collegeTuition = parseInt(form8863) * parseInt(formName.Tuition_0_yes.value); var collegeTuitionAnswer = "Yes"; } else { var collegeTuition = 0; var collegeTuitionAnswer = "No"; } /* CALCULATES QUESTIONS NUMBER 16 ********************************************************************/ if (formName.IncomeDocuments_0.checked == true) { var incomeDocuments = parseInt(incomeDocuments); var incomeDocumentsAnswer = "Yes"; } else { var incomeDocuments = 0; var incomeDocumentsAnswer = "No"; } // Calculate the subtotal var subtotal = parseInt(doYouHaveAMortgage + w2 + selfEmployed + didYouLiveOutsideOfArizona + didYouSellInvestments + didYouOwnRentalProperty + didYouSellRentalProperty + childCare + energyCredit + donateNonCash + businessUseOfHome + collegeTuition + incomeDocuments); // create answer text var doYouHaveAMortgageAnswer = "2. Mortgage? " + doYouHaveAMortgageAnswer + " $" + doYouHaveAMortgage; var w2Answer = "3. W-2, 1099-R, SSA-1099, K-1 forms? " + w2Answer + " $" + w2; var selfEmployedAnswer = "4. Self-Employed? " + selfEmployedAnswer + " $" + selfEmployed; var didYouLiveOutsideOfArizonaAnswer = "5. State Returns: " + didYouLiveOutsideOfArizonaAnswer + " $" + didYouLiveOutsideOfArizona; var didYouSellInvestmentsAnswer = "6. Sold Investments? " + didYouSellInvestmentsAnswer + " $" + didYouSellInvestments; var didYouOwnRentalPropertyAnswer = "7a. Owned Rental Property? " + didYouOwnRentalPropertyAnswer + " $" + didYouOwnRentalProperty; var didYouSellRentalPropertyAnswer = "7b. Sold Rental Property? " + didYouSellRentalPropertyAnswer + " $" + didYouSellRentalProperty; var childCareAnswer = "8. Child Care? " + childCareAnswer + " $" + childCare; var energyCreditAnswer = "9. Energy Credit? " + energyCreditAnswer + " $" + energyCredit; var donateNonCashAnswer = "10. Donated more than $500? " + donateNonCashAnswer + " $" + donateNonCash; var businessUseOfHomeAnswer = "11. Business-use-of-home? " + businessUseOfHomeAnswer + " $" + businessUseOfHome; var collegeTuitionAnswer = "12. College Tuition? " + collegeTuitionAnswer + " $" + collegeTuition; var incomeDocumentsAnswer = "13. Earned Income Credit " + incomeDocumentsAnswer + " $" + incomeDocuments; // Check if existing client box is checked if (formName.ExistingClient_0.checked == true) { var existingClientAnswer = "1. Existing client? Yes"; var discount = parseInt(subtotal * .10); } else { var existingClientAnswer = "1. Existing client? No"; var discount = parseInt(subtotal * .20); } // Dependent discount check if (formName.DependentDiscount_0.checked == true) { var dependentDiscount = parseInt(subtotal * .5); var dependentDiscountText = "
Dependent Discount: -$"+ dependentDiscount; } else { var dependentDiscount = 0; var dependentDiscountText = ""; } var breakdown = existingClientAnswer + "
" + doYouHaveAMortgageAnswer + "
" + w2Answer + "
" + selfEmployedAnswer + "
" + didYouLiveOutsideOfArizonaAnswer + "
" + didYouSellInvestmentsAnswer + "
" + didYouOwnRentalPropertyAnswer + "
" + didYouSellRentalPropertyAnswer + "
" + childCareAnswer + "
" + energyCreditAnswer + "
" + donateNonCashAnswer + "
" + businessUseOfHomeAnswer + "
" + collegeTuitionAnswer + "
" + incomeDocumentsAnswer; var quote = breakdown + "
--------------------
Subtotal: $" + parseInt(subtotal) + "
Discount: -$" + parseInt(discount) + dependentDiscountText + "
--------------------
Total Only $" + parseInt(subtotal - discount - dependentDiscount + miscellaneous) + "! "; document.getElementById('quotearea').innerHTML=quote+'

If you have other transactions not mentioned above, your fees will be higher. This quote is an estimate. Please print this quote and bring it with you to your appointment. You must have a completed tax organizer to get the discount.'; return false; }