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If I'm self-employed, can I deduct my cell phone as a business expense?
You can claim a deduction for cell phone charges when you use the phone exclusively for business. You can also deduct additional business-related charges that you incur.
When you use a personal cell phone for business, you usually can’t deduct the regular monthly expense. To deduct the expense, you’d need to calculate the business-use percentage of the phone on a month-by-month basis.
Adequate documentation could include a log with these:
Also, your cell phone can’t be your primary residential phone. Additional cell phone charges like these are considered business expenses: