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Run A Home Business And Earn Home Business Tax Deductions

16th December 2009
By Ron Mueller in Taxes
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Nowadays, a lot of people have gotten into running their own home-based business. We've seen such a massive spike in individuals wanting to run their own home business for several reasons. Some people do not want to work the same old 9 to 5 job anymore, others are looking for multiple-streams of income and for still others, and the reason is unemployment or lack of job security. Whatever the reason is, for starting a home-based business, it will almost always give you large, and maybe unexpected, tax advantages.

Home businesses have a lot of other advantages as well. For one thing, it gives them ability to start small. Starting small allows you to operate at a less expensive level and lets you work on your own pace. In addition to that, to start home businesses only a small amount of start-up capital, partially because most of the equipment that they need is already present. And do not overlook the tax deductions that you can receive from running the business from home, because it often is large enough to actually cover the costs of running the business itself.

Vehicle Deductions

One of the more popular tax saving tips that home businesses take advantage of is the tax write-off from travel expenses. Home-based businesses tax deductions from your daily commute can be deducted because these are deemed necessary to operate the business. You may need to meet clients, deliver products, or make necessary trips to purchase items. Be careful though, because this tax saving tip tends to be abused a lot. Make sure that all of your trips are legitimate and appropriate and that you maintain a vehicle-use log..

Hire Your Family Members

As a home-based business owner, you can hire your children instead of paying them an allowance. Wages paid to a child at least 7 y.o. and under 18 for part-time work are tax deductible to your business, and the money earned by the minor is tax-free to the child -- up to $5,700 per child, per year.

Telephone Bills

You can also have a tax break your phone bills from your taxes. However, the IRS will deem the first phone line as a personal line. Any extra phone lines like a fax line or, sometimes your cell phone can be deducted.

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