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You should consult your tax accountant on this.  If the business pays rent it would reduce the business income, however you would have to pick up the same amount as rental income on your tax return.  Rental income is passive income and can only be offset by passive losses.

 

Your tax accountant is the best person to seek advice since he/she is privy to your entire tax situation.

Resolution for Issue 'Does a sole proprietor need to charge rent for office the owner and wife own?' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

Does a sole proprietor need to charge rent for office the owner and wife own?: this issue or error code is a known issue in Quickbooks Online (QBO) and/or Quickbooks. Support for this issue is available either by self-service or paid support options. Experts are available to resolve your Quickbooks issue to ensure minimal downtime and continue running your business. First try to resolve the issue yourself by looking for a resolution described below. If it is a complex issue or you are unable to solve the issue, you may contact us by clicking here or by using other support options.

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