Screen 8829 - Home Office Expenses (1040)

Alerts and notices

Enter X to use the simplified method for the home office deduction. When marked, the information in the Business Use of Home section determines the square footage, the activity’s income determines the simple method of home office and the Deduction for Business Use of Home - Simplified Method worksheet prints.

If the client has more than one home office for the same activity, enter 1 or 2.

If the client has more than one home office relating to the same activity, enter a description that differentiates each office. For example, enter "Home on Baxter Road" or "Home on Main Street." You can also enter the street address of each location of the home office.

Enter a date in the fields when using the simplified home office method. The calculation of the area adjustment for part-year use of the home uses the date you enter.

Enter a date in the fields when using the simplified home office method. The calculation of the area adjustment for part-year use of the home uses the date you enter.

Part II - Allowable Deductions

Use the Casualty losses (Force) fields to enter an amount to force the casualty loss amount calculated on Form 4684. The casualty loss amount calculated on Form 4684 should be directly related. If the amount is not directly related, use the field to force the amount in both the direct and indirect expense columns. You may enter 0 (zero).