Can I Deduct Snow Shoveling?

Can I Deduct Snow Shoveling?

With all the snow coming down on the east coast, many folks either pay someone to shovel their snow or they purchase a snow blower and other tools to remove it themselves.

If you work from your home or have a home office, the answer is YES!

The total amount paid to either a snow removal company or to Home Depot for a snow blower and salt is added to your maintenance of your home on form 8829, Expenses for business use of your home.

The amount of the deduction depends on your percentage that you use your home. Most people miss a lot of these small items over the year and they do add up!

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Steven Spangenberg

Home Based Business Tax and Marketing Expert