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Writing off your home based expenses

What are the rules about writing off your home?

 

If you operate a business from your home, then you may be able to write off part of your house. The general rule is that it:

  1. It is your main (principal) place of business
  2. You use the space only to earn your business income, and you use it on a regular and ongoing basis to meet your clients, customers, or patients

The expenses you can write off include:

  • Utilities (heat, power, water)
  • Rent
  • Mortgage interest
  • Home insurance
  • Property...
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8 Things To Do in the First Year of Business

entrepreneur taxes tips Oct 15, 2018

 You’re welcome.

I say that because everything on this list I learned the hard way during my first year in business.

Not every lesson came hard, mind you; I ran my own bookkeeping business after all, so I came equipped with a lot of the tax know-how.

Nonetheless, when you’re running a business, you’re hard at work everyday.

Often times, we only learn when we encounter a situation that makes us realize we don’t know the thing we need to know.

 

This list is...

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How Not Paying Taxes Affect the Dream Home Purchase

taxes tips write offs Apr 16, 2018

 

A common dream of many entrepreneurs is one day buying their dream home.

A status symbol for some, it’s the manifestation of years of hard work, determination and success.

Others just want a little corner of the world to call their own.

At last, you feel you’re there.

 

Off you go to your financial institution about that home loan.

 

They ask to see the financial records for the last two years, to ensure you’re making money and that you have ongoing...

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5 Mistakes Business Owners Make That Cost Them More Money on Their Taxes

bookkeeping taxes tips Apr 02, 2018

 

It’s a lesson that every business owner has to learn.

 For some, it comes after the first year in business when the realize they weren’t prepared, or after a few years of struggling to stay afloat.

 For others, it’s something they take time to learn early on, and these entrepreneurs have a much higher shot at success.

 

It's the relationship you have with your books.

 
It’s a little like when your kids go out to play in the yard.

Even though...

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