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Can client who works from home 95% of the time. What Utilities can be taken? Lights, gas, water, internet service? Thank you for your help!

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ce-jonese
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I was told only electricity and gas can be taken for employee working from home 95% of the time.  Client also uses water, and internet, can that be taken?

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Per the TCJA-2017, it won't matter as employee business expenses are no longer deductible. 

You *might* get some on the state return, depending on conformity.

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Per the TCJA-2017, it won't matter as employee business expenses are no longer deductible. 

You *might* get some on the state return, depending on conformity.

Teach a man (or woman) to fish....
(If a post answers your question, click on "Accept as solution" for future searches)

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ce-jonese
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Thank you so much abctax55!  While waiting for an answer, I did research, and to my surprise, they are no longer deductible 😞  Thank you for your good advice!
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Yes, water I would normally use business percent of home.  For Internet I generally do not consider that to be an office in home utility, but rather more of a direct business expense and allocate a different percentage, usually higher, to business use.

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ce-jonese
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Thank you TaxMonkey!  I appreciate your help!
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