I have a question about how to deduct business expenses. If I deduct business expenses on my tax return what information do I provide and where? How do I know what is considered an acceptable business expense?
If you’re self-employed you may deduct your business expenses on the same form you use to report your business income. Ex: Schedule C for a sole proprietor
To know how to deduct business expenses from your tax return, you must understand what is considered a business expense. And it is important to not confuse personal expenses with your business expenses.
A business expense must be considered both necessary to the function of the business and ordinary to the business. To be considered an ordinary business expense it must qualify as something commonly accepted in your industry. A necessary business expense must be considered useful and relevant to your business industry.
To qualify as a business expense, the expense does not have to be considered essential to be viewed as necessary.
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