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A variety of federal tax deductions can help an entrepreneur maintain and grow a home-based business.

But the rules governing home-based business deductions aren’t always easy to understand, and require good record keeping.

If you own and operate a home business, it would pay to learn all you can about home-based business tax deductions.

Here are a few places on the Web with useful information:

Bankrate.com

bankrate.com/finance/money-guides/work-from-home-deduct-your-home-office.aspx

Discusses requirements for home office deductions.

CompleteTax.com

completetax.com/taxguide/text/c60s15d370.asp

Covers range of home-office deduction topics, including qualifying for the deduction and home-office depreciations.

Financial Web

finweb.com/taxes/tax-tips-for-home-based-business-owners.html

Spotlights tax tips for home office and links to IRS forms.

Investopedia

investopedia.com/articles/pf/08/home-office-tax-deduction.asp

Serves up criteria for qualifying home-office tax deductions.

Internal Revenue Service

irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Home-Office-Deduction

Provides overview of rules and requirements for home office deductions.