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Blogging as a business

  1. Enni82 profile image83
    Enni82posted 6 years ago

    I'm still new to hubpages so I apologize if this question has already been asked. I haven't had the time to search the forums throughly. Over holidays I was wondering if any fulltime hubbers/bloggers own their own business. The reason I ask is that by writing from home one essentially uses their home office for business and can technically deduct things like internet connection and even rent as a business expense at tax time. I think to do this one has to actually own a business like a LLC. Can anyone provide any insight?

  2. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    I work as a full-time home-based freelancer. I am able to deduct a portion of my expenses, like Internet, etc., but there are a number of IRS rules about it. I haven't had to form an LLC.

  3. Bill Manning profile image72
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    I don't have an LLC but I know I can deduct home expenses as I work at home. However some of them I avoid even though I have the right to because they raise red flags.

    Irohner, did you read in my other thread how I'm not getting emails in my contact link?

    I never got the one you sent, so please use the contact form in my tourist site you can find on my profile. Thanks. smile

    1. lrohner profile image85
      lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'll drop you an email right now.

    2. lrohner profile image85
      lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Work-at-home expenses usually do raise red flags, and you can take that from someone whose Dad worked for the IRS for 40 years. smile

      But...I make the deductions reasonable, I don't try to pad things and I don't fear audits -- so I do take the deductions.

      1. Enni82 profile image83
        Enni82posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the info!

 
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