How do I enter business-use-of-home expenses after residence moved half-way through year?

I have entered the business portion of expenses for the residence I lived in for the first part of the year.  But I am unable to find a place where I can notify the software that my residence has moved and therefore my business, which means the area percentage I use for work will change.  Which affects how the portion of any expenses incurred during the second half of the year will be calculated.

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The easy part is figuring out what the numbers should be - do the normal calculation you would do for each location based on its expenses for the period you used it and its percentage of business portion, add the two results together, and presto, you have the magic number that is your business-use-of-home expense for the year.

The hard part is getting expenses for two different locations with two different business portion percentages into TurboTax and having it produce the magic number, when there is only one Calculation of business-use-of-home expenses section per business.

There are two ways to do this. The easy one would be to combine the various expenses for both locations and enter them on the appropriate lines, then adjust the percentage of business portion until you get the magic number that you already calculated in the easy part above.

Save your work, just in case you ever have to explain it.

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