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Working from home? Five things you can deduct on your taxes

The following was sent to us by Cher Murphy of Cher Murphy PR:

FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA – According to the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 5.9 million people work at home throughout the country. With this becoming such a popular option, and the end of the year fast approaching, it is a good idea to know what you can deduct on your taxes.

“People often have a difficult time determining exactly what they can and cannot deduct on their taxes when it comes to working from home,” explains Tariq Shafi, a practicing certified public accountant with Shafi and Company, who is also an adjunct professor of accounting, auditing and taxation at Stratford University. “But if you take the time to get it right, it can make a big difference in the amount you pay at tax time.”

While those who work from home can deduct a variety of things, here are some of the most popular deductions:

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