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Kelly 08-15-2013 06:45 AM

Text Messages
I don't have a landline, just my cell phone. Since I don't text much, it costs less for me to pay the cell company 20 cents per text instead of a flat amount each month for texting. Some of my DC parents do text me occasionally, as do some prospective clients. Can I deduct the 20 cents per text for when they do text me? What category would that be under?

TomCopeland 08-15-2013 08:32 AM

phone texting
Yes, you can deduct the cost of texting to your parents. Claim it under Utilities on Form 8829 as a direct expense (100%).

Kelly 08-15-2013 12:24 PM

Thank you.

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