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Thanks for all the help everyone :)

So I believe my decision boils down to the fact that I can't get around (being a W-2 employee) the 2% AGI rule anyway. So the question becomes Depreciate .0025% (home office being 10% of the house) as a tax deduction (also subject to 2% AGI rule) or not. I'm not sure I will meet the 2% AGI rule every year so I will probably not deduct depreciation and save myself the hassle.

One more thing, if you don't depreciate (you say the office use is not exclusive) can you deduct utilities cost and maintenance cost?


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