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12513: 8829 - Simplified Method

1040 Individual Data Entry

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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