I’m single, self-employed, doubtful and scared of audit if I claim a home office, travel a lot for work (car, plane, hotels), have to eat on the road a lot, but usually alone, have a 401(k), member of professional associations, medium credit card debt, minor bits of work equipment, moving from Los Angeles to New York this year.
I welcome general hints but especially interested in links to more complete resources.
I have heard that receipts under a certain amount aren’t necessary. Just record the amount.
I have heard that a home office needs to be architecturally separate and reserved only for business use if it’s a home office, and I’ve heard that claiming a home office is a guaranteed flag for an IRS audit.