There are three requirements you must meet before you may take a home office deduction: the home office must be (1) a specific area of your home (2) used regularly and exclusively (3) as your principal place of business. The third requirement may also be met if you use the home office to meet with patients, clients, or customers even if the office is not your principal place of business.
Owners of home-based LLCs may feel tentative about providing their home addresses as the primary address of their LLCs. As a protection mechanism, some home business owners operate with a post office box, or PO box, as the primary address. There is no restriction preventing an LLC owner from using a PO box as the LLC’s business address.
Rent the PO box before you form your LLC. On your Articles of Organization form, write the PO box on the line requesting the LLC’s primary address or business address.
Your registered agent or resident agent must have a street address in the state, however. A PO box is not an acceptable form of communication for the LLC’s agent.