Business Use of Personal Cell Phone


Can I deduct my personal cell phone on my small business taxes? Yes, in fact this is a deduction that a lot of people forget to take on their small business taxes.

To take this deduction, you’ll calculate the business use percentage and then multiply that by your actual cell phone expense. There’s no exact rule from the IRS on how to calculate your business use, so use your best judgement. If you have an itemized monthly statement, look back at the minutes and numbers called for business purposes. If you don’t have an itemized statement, it’s ok to estimate. Just be reasonable.

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Amy Northard, CPA

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