First the easy stuff... You cannot just take a write off for electricity because it is needed to make reports. If that is what the adviser told you, run like hell from that adviser. If, and only if, you take a home office deduction you can claim PART of your utilities as part of that. But be forewarned: when you sell your home that deduction will be "recaptured".
and car by percent.
In a couple of months, I will be moving into an extended stay hotel, where I will live for several months as a transition from one permanent home to the next.
It will be my only housing. I will need to run my business from a part of the suite. I am wondering if on a square footage/percentage of square footage basis, I can claim that as a home office? which it is, actually.