Question – Can I claim storage unit rental as an expense related to housing allowance?
Answer – No.
IRS only allows expenses related to your primary residence. A separate storage unit is not attached to the home in any way, so it cannot be used as a housing expense. A similar situation occurs with utility expenses- IRS allows landline telephone bills as a housing expense, but it does not allow cell phones as a housing expense.
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