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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.

To enter Form 8829 in TaxAct (if you need help accessing Schedule C, go to our Schedule C - Entering Sole Proprietorship in Program FAQ):

  1. From within your Schedule C, on the screen titled Great! Let's get started on expenses for this business, click Enter expenses.
  2. On the screen titled Did you use your home for business purposes for this business?, click Yes.
  3. On the screen titled Review your business use of home information for this business, click + Add Form 8829 to create a new copy of the form or click Edit to edit a form already created (desktop program: click Review instead of Edit).
  4. Continue with the interview process to enter all of the appropriate information.

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