You get big tax benefits if your home is your Principal Place of Business

Having a Home Office can allow you to convert thousands of dollars worth of normally non-deductible personal expenses, into tax-deductible business expenses. They include a portion of your mortgage or rent (yes, rent can be deductible), heating, air conditioning, electricity, natural gas, oil, water, sewer, trash collection, recycle fees, HOA dues, house cleaning, exterior painting, security alarms, maintenance costs, home repairs and much more.

Qualifying is easy if your business is based in your home, and if the Home Office is used regularly and exclusively for business.