Are new business start-up costs deductible?
Abstract: Many new businesses were formed by people who found themselves unemployed in the early months of the pandemic or by entrepreneurs who saw business opportunities in the remote working environment. Although the surge has leveled off a bit, the current rate of new business creation remains substantially higher than before the pandemic. Starting a new business isn’t cheap, and many expenses are incurred long before the business officially opens. This article answers frequently asked questions about deducting start-up costs for federal income tax purposes.