Deducting a Home Office while Unemployed

Having the not so uncommon bad luck nowadays of being unemployed is pretty bad. Normally, a home office is only needed for some professionals.

The BFH (re VI R 63/03, December 2, 2005) declared a clear ruling on how to deduct the costs for one’s home office in the case you are unemployed.

Assuming the job you are applying for does not typically require you to work at home, then it will be difficult for you to show the necessity of a working den. Costs not only for a current job but also the preparations for a future job are deductible (§§4 V 1 no. 6b, 9 V EStG).

in case the office questions start arguing hire an attorney or tax advisor.

Published on the old CMS: 2007/2/10
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