Ask An Accountant: Purchasing Items for a New Business


Thanks to Mom on Dealz for sharing her series, Ask an Accountant!  Sharon is married to an experienced accountant.  Although tax season is over, tax questions arise year round.

Question
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I am in the process of registering the blog as a business and wanted to know if I am going to be able to claim all of the stuff I have already purchased for it from the time I started or if I cannot start claiming until it is registered.

Answer:

If you are operating the blog as a business and your intent in purchasing the items was to have a blog as a business than yes. You can claim items purchased as long as they are solely for the business.

*Please keep in mind this post is for informational purposes only and answers given are very general. Many things depend on individual circumstances. Please contact your personal accountant or financial advisor for your particular situation
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