how do I properly account for my rent and cellphone when running a home based business?

turbo tax doesnt seem to be adding my rent or my cellphone deductions.  I am entering them under the "other expenses" specify section in T2125 home expenses section but its not being added to my business expenses


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The most common reason for your business-use-of-home expenses not appearing is a mistake the "number of rooms/square footage" question. Check your entries for the number of rooms used for business & number of rooms total.

Also, be sure to enter your rent/phone expenses for the entire year (not just the pro-rated portion). TurboTax will calculate the proper amount based on the number of rooms/square footage.

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