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Where to find short-term rentals in NYC, coronavirus home office tax deductions, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
May 1, 2020 - 3:00PM


This week, readers visited Brick Underground for tips on tax deductions if you're working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Our experts say you might be eligible for a home office deduction for your 2020 taxes, but you have to meet certain IRS requirements, such as using an area of your apartment regularly and exclusively for business.

Also of interest: A round up of six NYC rentals with a yard, balcony, roof deck, or terrace. Social distancing rules will likely be extended through summer, so if your lease is ending soon, outdoor space might be at the top of your apartment wish list. 

Here, in full, are this week's most popular posts. 

1) I've been working from home because of the coronavirus. What can I deduct from my taxes?

2) Here are 6 NYC rentals with a yard, balcony, roof deck, or terrace

3) Medical workers and NYC families who need apartments to quarantine turn to short-term rentals

4) How to handle loud neighbors when you're stuck at home—Brick Underground's best advice

5) The best NYC grocery delivery services in the coronavirus era: Instacart, Mercato, Amazon Fresh, Boxed, & more

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Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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