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Other Items Related to Publication 587

Publication 523, Selling Your Home
This publication explains the tax rules that apply when you sell your main home.

Publication 551, Basis of Assets
This publication discusses basis, the amount of your investment in property. It discusses cost basis, adjusted basis, and basis other than cost.

Publication 583, Starting a Business and Keeping Records
This publication provides basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business. It also provides information on keeping records and illustrates a recordkeeping system.

Publication 946, How To Depreciate Property
This publication explains how you can recover the cost of business or income-producing property through deductions for depreciation.

Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business
Use this schedule to report income or loss from a business you operated or a profession you practiced as a sole proprietor. An activity qualifies as a business if your primary purpose for engaging in the activity is for income or profit and you are involved in the activity with continuity and regularity.

Form 2106, Employee Business Expenses
Use this form if you are an employee deducting ordinary and necessary expenses for your job.

Form 2106-EZ, Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses
Employees use this form to deduct unreimbursed ordinary and necessary business expenses attributable to their job.

Form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization
Use Form 4562 to claim your deduction for depreciation and amortization, make the election under section 179 to expense certain property, and provide information on the business/investment use of automobiles and other listed property.

Form 8829, Expenses for Business Use of Your Home
Use this form to figure the allowable expenses for business use of your home on Schedule C (Form 1040) and any carryover to next year of amounts not deductible this year.

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