The U.S. Census Bureau shows an increasing number of self-employed businesses, from a total of 19.5 million in 2004 to 25.7 million in 2017. Clearly, the likelihood that any tax return preparer will be required to prepare a taxpayer’s tax return with a home office deduction is becoming more likely each year.

This course examines the deduction for business use of a home and:
Qualifying for a home office tax deduction;
• Determining a taxpayer’s home office deduction using the actual expense and simplified methods;
• The special home-office deduction rules that apply to daycare facilities;
• Home-office deduction recordkeeping requirements; and
• Where to take the deduction and the forms used with this deduction.

CPE Acceptance


CPE Course For:

CPAs in most states (chart)
Other Professionals (chart)
 Tax Preparer

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Online Course Materials

This is a fully online materials course that does NOT require the separate purchase of a book.

How will I access the materials?

Once you login to your course, click on the materials link to access the PDF materials and

  • Read online
  • Download to your computer
  • Print out


FunCPE Course #: PWX0821
Materials: Online materials
Format: Interactive self-study
Subject: Federal Tax
Exam questions:  Final-24 multiple choice
Document length:  46 pages  
Passing score: 70% | Unlimited retakes
Prerequisites: None
Advance prep: None
Course level: Overview
Last reviewed/updated: 01/15/21
Expiration: One year from enrollment

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to understand:

  • Apply the home-office deduction qualification rules;
  • Identify the types of home office use to which the exclusive use requirement does not apply;
  • Describe the various types of taxpayer expenses that may be used to support a deduction for business use of a home;
  • Apply the rules applicable to the simplified method of figuring the home-office deduction;
  • Identify the tax forms on which a home-office deduction should be taken; and
  • Recognize the recordkeeping requirements applicable to documents supporting a taxpayer’s home-office deduction.