What if your work takes you outside your home office? Say, as a driver or dog-walker? You maybe still be able to claim a home office deduction. Here's what our colleagues at TurboTax have to say about this situation:
What if your business has just one office in your home but you do most of your work elsewhere? First, remember that the requirement is that the office be the principal place of business, not your principal office.
As long as you at least use the home office to conduct your administrative or management chores and you don't make substantial use of any other fixed location to conduct those tasks, you can pass this test. This rule makes it much easier to claim home office deductions for individuals who conduct most of their income-earning activities somewhere else (such as outside salespersons, tradespeople, or professionals).
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