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    i need to buy a work desk to hold a computer I will only be using for my 1099 job. There is no more space on my home desk.

     

    can I splurge and buy one of those $500 standing desks and deduct the cost since I use it only for work?  CAn I get a fancy aileron chair too?

     

     

  • #2
    Yes.   For my   1099 job I  deducted the cost of a new chair for my home desk top. My accountant agreed.

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    • #3
      Yes. But is the fancy chair just decoration?

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      • #4
        Maybe a stupid question, but what prevents me from going out and buying the most expensive desk and chair I can find?

         

        if I will make a total $1000 in 1099 income this year can I buy a $2000 chair for a net loss?

         

        A whole separate room in my house will be devoted to this 1099 job so carpet, shelves, etc are all fully tax deductible?

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        • #5
          edited below

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          • #6




            Yes. But is the fancy chair just decoration?
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            No for comfort while I work.

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            • #7
              wait, so you stand on the chair?

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              • #8




                wait, so you stand on the chair?
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                Sorry I meant those electric desks that go up and down between sitting and standing height for better health.

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                • #9
                  A whole separate room in my house will be devoted to this 1099 job so carpet, shelves, etc are all fully tax deductible?

                  You have described a home office deduction.  This is different than an equipment purchase.  Home office deductions are rarely worth the hassle;  later having to repay at the time of your home sale.

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                    A whole separate room in my house will be devoted to this 1099 job so carpet, shelves, etc are all fully tax deductible?

                    You have described a home office deduction.  This is different than an equipment purchase.  Home office deductions are rarely worth the hassle;  later having to repay at the time of your home sale.
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                    So it's better to use this room for work and other stuff too?

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                    • #11
                      hehe just kidding around.

                      smarter folks will chime in re: deduction to the point of loss, but I think it all depends on reasonableness, and at some point your business will need to turn a profit.

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                      • #12
                        Slightly derailing your thread, but are these expensive office chairs really worth the price?

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                        • #13
                          Never spend $1 to save $0.50 if you don't have to.

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                          • #14
                            You are still the one paying for it. So I would not spend more just to get a bigger tax deduction, you are still spending more. As Johanna would say, don't let the tax tail wag the dog.

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                            • #15
                              Although if your plan is to buy premium, might as well do it when there is a 40% discount.

                              I can't justify a home office, but I sure wish I could have deducted my Stickley desk and bookcase.

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