Setting up your home office

While it may be nice to imagine working from home, in your pj's, on your couch, it's just not practical. It's important to remember that even if you choose to work from home, you're still working. It's so easy to get side-tracked or lazy when you work from home. There's all types of tempting distractions: kids, the refridgerator and the Tv are the biggest distractions people struggle with. In order to distance yourself from these things and create an environment you can sit down in and get into work mode, it's important to keep either an entire room or part of a room seperated from your normal at home life.

Also, keep in mind when deciding your office equipment and supplies that you're going to need places for it all, so you might as well make an office. The IRS will even reward your dilligence and commitment by giving you tax deductions for having a home office! Of course, there are a few guidelines to the office, but they're nothing unreasonable.

Main IRS Home Office Deduction Requirements

1. You must be able to prove that you only use this room or the space in a room only for work.

2. The space must be used on a regular basis.

To find out more about getting a tax deduction on your home office and large equipment, browse around the IRS website, listed below.

IRS Home Office Deduction Reminders