Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Working & Living in a motor home

Q.  I am a Certified Life Coach, I teach seminars each weekend across the country and want to purchase a motor home to use for travel and to live in. I do not own a home or rent currently. I will see clients in the motor home, use cellphone and internet/skype for clients 6 hours a day, wrote my blog and update website weekly, etc via satellite and wired connections where possible. 
What might be tax deductible regarding the motor home?
Thank you for your thoughts,

A.  Please go to my post on September 30,2014 where you will find a link for the Jackson case. The Jackson case pretty much but a death knell on writing off a motor home for business purposes, even though both the court and the IRS agreed to the business use. The problem is a conflicting law which totally disallows writing off the business use of a RV.If you have a permanent place of business, that is one you return to on a regular basis, it is possible you may qualify for travel expenses. If no permanent place exists, you won't be able to take travel expenses either. It's a bummer, but there are no tax breaks for us RVers, working in our RVs or not. Thanks for writing and good luck with your seminars.