Example 1: A client uses her home phone to run a business. The cost of the long distance phone calls needed for the business is an allowable expense. Normal phone charges are not
Example 2: A client has a separate phone for a business in the home. The entire cost (normal charges and long distance) of the separate phone is an allowable expense. The cost of the
client's personal phone is not allowable.
Example 3: A client runs a business out of the basement of her home. Before the business was established, the basement was not heated. Now the basement is heated to allow its use as an
office. The increased cost of the client's heat bill due to heating the basement is an allowable business expense.
Example 4: A client runs a business from home with no separate office. Work is done in the normal living area which would be heated even if there was no business. No portion of the heat
bill is an allowable expense.
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