The Real Cost of a Home Office

By Yvette Romero - 2012-02-09T15:31:59Z

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It may seem excessive to both retain an accountant and use a business software program. Slim says it's a good idea because an accountant can, at the very least, help you make decisions about how to categorize expenses using your software. An alternative: Reach out to resources such as the National Association for the Self-Employed, where experts will find answers to your questions for $10 a month.

$2,400: Taxes, Business software help and consultations -- Monteiro & Co.
$230: QuickBooks Pro 2012 -- Intuit.com

Running Tally: $5,742

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