How do I set up the simplified method for my client’s office in home in the software?
Beginning in Drake13, taxpayers may use a simplified option when figuring the deduction for business use of their home.
Open the 8829 screen and enter the square footage of office on line 1 and of the home on line 2. Select Use the simplified method.
Note: In Drake16 and prior, the checkbox was titled "Use the safe harbor method."
If you select the simplified method, Form 8829 is not produced. Amounts will flow to
- Schedule C, line 30
- Schedule F, line 32
- Form 2106, line 4
- E.pg2 as UPE (Unreimbursed Partnership Expenses), line 28
In the example above, Schedule C displays the calculations on line 30:
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