Originally Posted by TomCopeland
You can still claim all house deductions on your business tax return (filing separately) because you are married. Once you are married you get to deduct expenses even though they might be paid by your husband and even though your name is not on the bill.
If a provider is not married and lives with a boyfriend (or girlfriend) then the provider cannot claim house expenses unless her name is on the bill. The provider could claim expenses that she can prove that she paid out of her own pocket.
Therefore, if you are not married - get married! http://www.daycare.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif
My fiance and I have been together for 8 years, we have owned a home for almost 4 of those years. When we bought the house together, he is on the loan as the Primary and I am Secondary..but the Bill does come in his name, not mine...same with all of the utilities, we have them all in his name...does this mean I can not claim any of these deductions even though we bought the house together? We split all of our bills right down the middle, but when I pay the bills online ( house loan, cable, gas and electric), all of the payments come out of my checking account so I have proof that all of the payments are coming out of my account...So will this substitute for the bills not being in my name but showing they are coming out of my checking account?