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In Legal Terms: Home Office

Can I deduct home office expenses while I'm working from home? It depends. The short answer is, probably not. If you work full-time for someone else, you're out of luck. "Employees who receive a paycheck or a W-2 exclusively from an employer are not eligible for the deduction, even if they are currently working from home," the IRS noted last month.

The people most likely to be eligible to claim the home office tax deduction are those who are self-employed -- meaning they run their own business out of their homes, or are independent contractors or freelancers working on assignments from home. But they must meet the following rules: You may only deduct expenses for the portion of your home that is used exclusively and regularly for business and your home must be your principal place of business. And you may not deduct expenses related to anything that is used for both your work and your home life.

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In Legal Terms: Bail

Guest: André de Gruy, State DefenderAdditional information:Mississippi Bail Fund Collective Mississippi Code Title 99 - Criminal Procedure Chapter 5 - Bail Bar Association: How Courts Work : Steps in a Trial : bail Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE Mississippi Code Title 99 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE Chapter 35 - APPEALS Article 3 - APPEALS TO SUPREME COURT AND RELATED PROCEDURES § 99-35-115 - Bail after conviction of felony; application for emergency hearing upon denial of bail does the Office of State Public Defender doWhat is bailHow is bail determinedPosting bailMS Bail CollectiveRena LEE v. Robert "Tot" LAWSON, Sheriff of Pike County, Mississippi bailWhen is bail prohibitedTracking those out on bailOut on bail while on appealBail bondsmen regualted by insurance commissionCalls:Bail isn't punishmentBail fund outiside of Hinds CountyBail isn't / shouldn't be punishment What does the State of MS spend on those who aren't out on bailKnow one knows how many people are in jail in Mississippi Virtual Public Briefing The Civil Rights Implications of Cash Bail February 26, 2021 | Washington, DC10: am - 1:40 pm ET*The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a virtual briefing on February 26, 2021, on bail reform in the United States. The Commission’s investigation seeks to examine the state of bail and pretrial detention practices, including the involvement of the private bail industry, various mechanisms for reform, and the potential regulatory role of the federal government. The Commission will evaluate how cash bail impacts the fair administration of justice and whether it operates in a manner that denies equal protection of the law to individuals on the basis of race or another protected class. At this public briefing, Commissioners will hear from subject matter experts such as government officials, academics, law enforcement professionals, advocates, and impacted persons. The Commission will accept written materials from the public for consideration as we prepare our report; submit to no later than March 26, 2021. LOCATION: The briefing will be live-streamed. AGENDA: Briefing (expert panels): 10:00 am – 1:40 pm ET*Open Comment Session (public testimony): Written comments submitted to by March 26, 2021. Stay abreast of updates at and on Twitter and Facebook.