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Greetings...first post on this board although I'm a Workshop junkie... I have checked the FAQs, used the search button to read old posts, read the Tax Topics pertaining to home office, read the IRS Publication 529. Still I am confused about what I can deduct.

I work from a home office and telecommute; W-2 employee. It is not a convenience of my employer so I don't meet the Home Office criteria. I am only trying to determine if I can deduct my other business expenses in having a home office using the Miscellaneous Deductions 2% Limit. I want to deduct a couple of books, chair, ink for my fax, software, cabling for fax to computer to modem and my new office furniture. My office furniture is what will send me over the 2% Limit.

Any advice would be appreciated and thank you in advance.
Shell
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