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1. Register your business
If you decided to start a business from your home as 69% of all start-ups do, according to the Global Entrepreneur Monitor Report then become official. Bonelli says that registering your business with the county, state and federal governments under the proper entity for your business goals is an important step in saving on taxes.
2. Make your company audit-proof
This means more than just saving receipts, Bonelli says. You should keep calendars, mileage and personal-use logs, for starters. Talk to a tax professional about even more compliance-ready tactics that fit your particular business model.