Is Your Standing Desk a Tax Deduction?

It’s that magical time of year again! Well, maybe not so much magical as mandatory … of course, I’m talking about Tax Time. We all dread it and a lot of us procrastinate as long as possible, but time’s running out – April 15th is right around the corner. Reading that article reminded me that some people may have forgotten or overlooked the fact that their VARIDESK (or any other standing desk) purchased in 2013 may qualify as a deductible business expense.

VARIDESK adjustable height desk

Of course, as is the case with most tax issues, whether you can write off your standing desk will depend on several different factors. I know a lot about standing desks, but I can’t pretend to know much when it comes to taxes, so the best thing you can do is ask a tax professional to advise you on the matter. If you’re already claiming self-employment or home office deductions, you probably have a better chance of claiming a deduction for a standing desk. If your employer didn’t reimburse you for the cost of your standing desk, the rules depend more on your salary and how much you spent on the standing desk. The rules for small business owners are even more complicated still! Again, ask a tax professional to help you out. If you haven’t purchased a standing desk yet, then learning the tax rules now will give you plenty of time to prepare for next year’s taxes and any possible standing desk deductions.

Need some free advice? According to Kiplinger, there may be some pretty common tax deductions you’re overlooking. Real Simple has a pretty good checklist of often overlooked deductions too.

Now, get back to sifting through those receipts and don’t forget to stand up and take breaks occasionally as you work on your return! It’s a great way to relieve stress…


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