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Form 8829 Expenses for Business Use of Your Home is used to figure the allowable expenses for business use of your home on Schedule C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business. Do not use Form 8829 if you are claiming expenses as an employee or partner, or if you are claiming expenses on Schedule F (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Farming. See IRS Instructions for Form 8829 for more information. Form 8829 is entered in the business income section of the TaxAct® program.

To enter Form 8829 in TaxAct:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then click Federal.
  2. Click Business Income in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand, then click Business income or loss from a sole proprietorship.
  3. Click + Add Schedule C to create a new copy of the form or click Edit to review a form already created.
  4. Continue with the interview process to enter all of the appropriate information.
  5. On the screen titled Great! Let's get started on expenses for this business, click Enter expenses.
  6. On the screen titled Did you use your home for business purposes for this business?, click Yes.
  7. On the screen titled Review your business use of home information for this business, click + Form 8829 to create a new copy of the form or click Edit to review a form already created.
  8. Continue with the interview process to enter all of the appropriate information.

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