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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HOMER, Dec 15, 2000.

  1. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    There was a real good article in Turf Magazine this month concerning home office deductions. The tax laws have changed this year so it might be worth looking in to.

    Just thought I'd pass that along.

  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I saw that. Home office deductions are something I avoid like the plague. If there are 2 things that are sure to get you audited it's home office deductions and claiming sub-contractors. While I have no fear of an audit I really don't have the time.
  3. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    So what your saying is this might be a trap??????????read the article, take the deduction and still get audited, I hope not. I need all I can get and I qualify per the guidelines. Have no fear, remember, it's a kinder, gentler IRS now, more user friendly.

    I hope

  4. scottb

    scottb LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 408

    How can I subscribe to this Turf Mag or any magazines for that. I signed up for a year free when I bought my Toro but still havent recevied a copy after 3 months and I dont rember the name. But I am interested in anything to do with the business as I push towards fulltime. So any suggestions you have would be appreciated.
  5. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,884

    I take the home/office deduction. Now you tell me its a trap LOL. I wont be sleeping to well from now on. I have a room that I just use for paperwork. You can't even have a tv in that room for it to qualify. I use my garage just to store and repair equipment. Its a write off too Like everyone we need all the right offs we can get
  6. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    No I didn't say that it was a trap. Well I did, but I was being sarcastic. I fully intend to take the deduction this year and will send pictures with my tax form if I have to!

    As for Turf and other magazines, do a search on "Magazines" or "subscriptions", I think either one will give you links to a mess of them!

  7. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Scottb: For Turf look at the top of the page...there is a link...for the others search...there are posts with links to all of them
  8. thefarmer4

    thefarmer4 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    Richard Martin

    I've deducted sub-contractors for about 4 years now I ha.ve not been audited.

    As far as home office deductions I don't have anything that qualifies at this time.

    But if I did I would claim it. If they want to audit you they are going to do it. Why give them more $$ than whats is required.
  9. Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 695

    That was a good article, the laws have loosened compared to past years. You can have a TV in there and the article also says that you can have "other furniture" in the room..
  10. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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