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Your Cell Phone is a Deductible Expense

July 19, 2017 by OSYB Staff

Don’t Mess with Taxes shares the historical struggle between the IRS and business cell phone tax liability.  At the end of the day, if you are a small business owner and use your cellphone mainly for businesses purposes, you can claim the business portion of your bills.  Don’t fret you don’t have to spend too much time itemizing – use your detailed phone bill to determine your business percentage use and deduct that.  Make sure you keep accurate records.

Here are some other deductible business cell phone expenses:Charges for business-related long-distance calls,
Roaming charges related to those business calls,
Additional services added specifically due to business needs,
Plan increases specifically due to business needs,
Phone apps that are business related, such as one to track your business mileage (which is a whole ‘nother tax deduction), and
Activation fees if the phone is used totally to conduct business.

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