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That really depends on the business and if you are suited to making money in that specific venture.
If a business claims a net loss for too many years, or fails to meet other requirements, the IRS may classify it as a hobby, which would prevent you from claiming a loss related to the business. If the IRS classifies your business as a hobby, you'll have to prove that you had a valid profit motive if you want to claim those deductions.
Business expenses are the cost of carrying on a trade or business. These expenses are usually deductible if the business operates to make a profit.
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