Tax

Have a Tax Question? Ask a Tax Expert

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Tax

both my spouse and I work out of our home for different employers.

Customer Question
we both have our own...
both my spouse and I work out of our home for different employers. we both have our own income. we file a married - joint tax return. can we both have employee home office expenses even though we share the same office in the same house?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Tax
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Tax Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
4/1/2009
Tax Professional: Merlo, Accountant replied 8 years ago
Merlo
Merlo, Accountant
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 9,783
Experience: 25+ years tax consulting. Specializing in returns for US citizens living abroad
Verified
Hello colbert,

If you have an area in your home which both you and your wife use as an office for your separate businesses, you may take a deduction for the home office.

If you and your wife are both paid W-2 wages, then you would claim one deduction on Form 2106 for Employee Business Expenses. If you and your wife have your income reported to you on a 1099 form and you are filing Schedule C to report your income, then you would need to figure the expense for the home office and then divide that equally between the two of you, and each of you would claim half of the expense on your respective Schedule C forms.

If this was helpful please press the Accept button. Positive feedback is also appreciated.

Thank you.



Merlo
Merlo, Accountant
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 9,783
Experience: 25+ years tax consulting. Specializing in returns for US citizens living abroad
Verified
Merlo and 87 other Tax Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Merlo Your Own Question
Merlo
Merlo
Merlo, Accountant
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 9,783
9,783 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 25+ years tax consulting. Specializing in returns for US citizens living abroad

Merlo is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I really was impressed with the prompt response. Your expert was not only a tax expert, but a people expert!!! Her genuine and caring attitude came across in her response...

T.G.WMatteson, IL

I WON!!! I just wanted you to know that your original answer gave me the courage and confidence to go into yesterday's audit ready to fight.

BonnieChesnee, SC

Great service. Answered my complex tax question in detail and provided a lot of additional useful information for my specific situation.

JohnMinneapolis, MN

Excellent information, very quick reply. The experts really take the time to address your questions, it is well worth the fee, for the peace of mind they can provide you with.

OrvilleHesperia, California

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Wallstreet Esq.

Wallstreet Esq.

Tax Attorney

586 satisfied customers

10 years experience

Mark D

Mark D

Enrolled Agent

1,300 satisfied customers

MBA, EA, Specializing in Business and Individual Tax Returns and Issues

Richard

Richard

Tax Attorney

4,310 satisfied customers

29 years of experience as a tax, real estate, and business attorney.

Robin D.

Robin D.

Senior Tax Advisor 4

13,695 satisfied customers

15years with H & R Block. Divisional leader, Instructor

Megan C

Megan C

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

8,651 satisfied customers

Licensed CPA, CFE, CMA, CGMA who teaches accounting courses at Master's Level

jgordosea

jgordosea

Enrolled Agent

2,885 satisfied customers

I've prepared all types of taxes since 1987.

R. Klein, EA

R. Klein, EA

Enrolled Agent

1,839 satisfied customers

Over 20 Years experience

< Previous | Next >

Related Tax Questions
I've been on h1b for 2 years now for my bank do i file a w-9
Hi, i've been on h1b for 2 years now for my bank do i file a w-9 or w-8ben or w-9eci? Thanks! … read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
13,695 satisfied customers
I am a personal injury attorney doing a schedule c as we
I am a personal injury attorney doing a schedule c as we speak. . … read more
LEV
LEV
Retired
Bachelor's Degree
14,896 satisfied customers
Small schedule c business donates fully depreciated
small schedule c business donates fully depreciated furniture to charity. They've been told that the FMV is $1,000. What is the deduction for contributed property? … read more
NPVAdvisor
NPVAdvisor
CFP Licensee and Practitioner
Master's Degree
180 satisfied customers
I just efiled a joint tax return for me and my wife.
I just efiled a joint tax return for me and my wife. Federal, Non Resident Hawaii, and Resident Massachusetts. My wife is a resident alien living in Thailand. Turbotax didnt allow me to e file my Mass… read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
3,458 satisfied customers
Client who only sells life insurance received a W-2, has
client who only sells life insurance received a W-2, has income tax withholdings in box 2 and box 13 statutory employee is not checked. Can we still file the income and expenses under Schedule C … read more
NPVAdvisor
NPVAdvisor
CFP Licensee and Practitioner
Master's Degree
180 satisfied customers
I have a client who had their W-2's filed by another
I have a client who had their W-2's filed by another company, and it was filed incorrectly, I have to now file an amended W-2 and he earned income in California and Washington - How do I file the amen… read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
13,695 satisfied customers
I need help for W-2 forms for auto loan asap. File w-2's. I
i need help for W-2 forms for auto loan asap JA: The Expert will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best. Customer: file w-2's JA: Is there anything else important you think the… read more
Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
Certified Public Accountant
Masters
2,217 satisfied customers
How do I get a copy of my 1099 form so I can file my 2016
how do I get a copy of my 1099 form so I can file my 2016 taxes … read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
3,458 satisfied customers
My relative asked me if they can request a 1099 form for
My relative asked me if they can request a 1099 form for work they perform on my name because my tax liability is smaller than their. But is that allowed by IRS ?… read more
abci168
abci168
Principal
27 satisfied customers
FEDERAL INCOME TAX: A SINGLE WOMAN RECEIVES A 2016 FORM W-2
FEDERAL INCOME TAX: A SINGLE WOMAN RECEIVES A 2016 FORM W-2 FROM HER EMPLOYER WITH A TYPO IN THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. TO DATE THE EMPLOYER HAS NOT PROVIDED A "CORRECTED" FORM W-2. IS THERE AN IRS "… read more
Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
Certified Public Accountant
Masters
2,217 satisfied customers
A taxpayer, Form 1040 Schedule C, is on the cash basis. The
A taxpayer, Form 1040 Schedule C, is on the cash basis. The average revenue for the last 5 years is $5,100,000. There is no inventory. The NAICS is 423600Can he remain on the cash basis?… read more
NPVAdvisor
NPVAdvisor
CFP Licensee and Practitioner
Master's Degree
180 satisfied customers
After I filled my taxes I received three 1099 forms for
After I filled my taxes I received three 1099 forms for cancelled debt. I was and am insolvent. Do I need to file form 982 with an ammeded tax form or just form 982 since I already filled Greg… read more
Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
Certified Public Accountant
Masters
2,217 satisfied customers
I need a copy of our 2016 W-2 filed this year by the due
I need a copy of our 2016 W-2 filed this year by the due date, … read more
Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
Certified Public Accountant
Masters
2,217 satisfied customers
My daughter-in-law receives a W-2 form from her employer,
My daughter-in-law receives a W-2 form from her employer, this is her only income. The Medicare income is $53,903 but her NJ State income is $60,053. How is that possible? No investment or interest in… read more
emc011075
emc011075
Senior Tax Specialist
Bachelor's Degree
16 satisfied customers
I am working on a 2016 Schedule C form and cannot figure out
I am working on a 2016 Schedule C form and cannot figure out how to file a 2016 form 4562. How can you help? … read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
13,695 satisfied customers
Need to get extension, lost my w-2s, 1099 forms.. Retired.
My name is***** On social sec. Need time to get copies of w2-s Requested copy from ex employer today. won't get until May 1st I already did that earlier today. I don't know if it was accepted or not. can you check? I am not computer knowledgeable.… read more
LEV
LEV
Retired
Bachelor's Degree
14,896 satisfied customers
I was audited on my schedule C and the deductions that were
i was audited on my schedule C and the deductions that were claimed for 2014 & 2015, the letter states if i don't respond to the letter , the IRS will issue an examination report showing additional ta… read more
Rick Martin
Rick Martin
MBA
92 satisfied customers
I filed my income taxes this year as usual with a schedule C
I filed my income taxes this year as usual with a schedule C and as a sole proprietor, which I have been for years. In August of 2016, my husband and daughter and I formed an LLC but didn't do ANYTHIN… read more
LEV
LEV
Retired
Bachelor's Degree
14,896 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x