A: “Unfortunately, the home office deduction is not available to anyone who’s a W-2 employee. President Trump’s tax overhaul from 2018 eliminated the itemized deduction for unreimbursed employee expenses. It did leave the door open for self-employed individuals, but there are limitations. To take the deduction you have to have an area in the home that’s regularly and exclusively used to conduct business. The key there is ‘exclusive.’ If you have a computer on your desk that is also used by your kids for their toys, that doesn’t qualify. The kitchen table doesn’t qualify,” Hoffman mentioned.


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