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A Home-Office Tax Deduction Refresher

A Home-Office Tax Deduction Refresher
Photograph by Reza Estakhrian

To claim the home-office deduction, or not to claim? That’s a decision millions who work at home are wrestling with now.

On the one hand, the deduction can be quite valuable: When Karen E. Klein wrote about the subject for Bloomberg Businessweek last year, the executive director of H&R Block’s research and analysis division estimated that the average home-office deduction was worth more than $2,600.