Question by Baristo: Can you run an online business from your apartment in Washington State?
I’m going to be establishing an online business (LLC) in 2010 and would initially be running it from my apartment before moving into a house. Is this “okay” by Washington State standards or is it specific to the apartment complex/company? There would be zero clients/customers coming to the apartment as this will be strictly online.
Answer by strong58us
Yes — people do this all the time (I live in Washington State, but it’s the same anywhere in the U.S.).
You can deduct a portion of your rent and utilities on your taxes — figure out the total square footage of your apartment, decide how many square feet you’re devoting to your “office,” and figure out the percentage of the total. Then you can deduct that percentage of your rent and utilities.
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