There are four options:
- Other Common Business Expenses - Communication;
- Other Common Business Expenses - Utilities; <– I believe it should never be used if you have home office.
- Home Office Expenses - Common Expenses (like other utilities);
- Home Office Expenses - Home Office Only Expenses (like repair expenses).
The only thing TurboTax tells about Internet in the "Other Common Business Expenses - Utilities" is the following:
Examples of communications expenses you can deduct if you do not have a business office(s) or properties are: ... Internet service used for business.
The question becomes more complicated in the following cases:
a). Internet is used for private purposes as well and there's no use logs (that would be crazy!);
b). Also it's bundle plan combined with TV cable and there's no way to calculate separate amount related to Internet service;
c). Also it's bundle plan combined with primary phone line that isn't deductible for business purposes and there's no way to calculate separate amount related to Internet service.
My case is "b" but most home office owners are on "c". Where should I put Internet expenses for my Home Office?
P.S. When I'm trying to ask the same question on
TurboTax AnswerXchange they immediately remove it and block paid account! Extremely strange behavior! As the fact that they don't tell where to put that expense.