business use of home-defining "Hours per Day" I use that space

I use my spare room in my home for both business and personal. I store product, business supplies and customer orders in that room and use it to work as well. What would I use as hours per day used for business ? 

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Unless you have a large amount of product stored in the room, I would suggest a conservative approach and only base the deductions on the actual hours that you are working in it.  The criteria for a home office space is that it must be the principal place of business, or used exclusively to earn income and for the meeting of clients and customers on a continuous basis.  In the event of an audit, I don't believe that the storage of small amounts of product, or business papers would qualify.

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