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Author Topic: Deducting "Hobby" expenses from your Taxes  (Read 950 times)
Seangie
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« on: April 04, 2013, 02:18:21 PM »

Anyone out there deduct their costs for repairing the bus from their taxes as a "hobby" expense?  If I could show intent on fixing this bus up to sell for a profit...hmm...those would be some nice deductions Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 04:33:25 PM »

Hobby expenses can only deducted up to the amount of any hobby income.  Presumably your bus makes you no income.
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 08:57:10 PM »

Brian - just read up on that and saw you couldn't take hobby deductions for a loss.  Too bad cause this would be the perfect hobby for that Wink

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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 10:52:26 PM »

Everyone has a different game plan, for my setup, the Coach is used mostly for business trips.  So most things are written off, one snare in the game, you need a business where the amount your writing off is a very minor expense. We are fine per our tax pros.
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 04:08:36 AM »

Our bus is our primary residence. That makes a difference with the tax man.
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 09:17:25 AM »

Our bus is our primary residence. That makes a difference with the tax man.

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