Tag Archives: Rental Property

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – February 2011 Session

Note: TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable is a monthly live discussion open to all TaxMama Family Members and above, and all TaxMama’s EA Exam and Solving the Tax Puzzle Students. Don’t you wish you were here?   REPLAY today’s session below – you can listen and SEE the session and forms. It will load slowly…perhaps slowly. But […]

Excess Rental Expenses

Today TaxMama hears from Susan in the TaxQuips Forum, who tells us. “I have more rental expenses than income, so there’s a loss of $20,000. But I can’t use it to offset any of our income.  Can I take the property tax and the mortgage interest that were on my rental house and add it to […]

Loan on Two Homes

Today TaxMama hears from Jon in California, who has this plan. “I am going to refinance my current residence for $338,000. I will use $140,000 of that to pay off the existing mortgage. The remainder will be a down payment on my next house. The next house will be my primary residence; the current house […]

Rental Property

Today TaxMama hears from Sue in Nevada with a couple of questions. “I inherited rental property and must prepare for the 2008 tax return. Do I use fair market value as the cost basis in figuring the depreciation? Also, how do I calculate depreciation?”

Depreciation Catch-Up

Today, TaxMama hears from Susan in Georgia, who tells us, “I am in the process of selling a rental property. The question that I have is in regards to depreciation. I did not depreciate the property. Big mistake, I know. In my capital gains calculation, I understand that I have to account for the depreciation […]

Negative Amortization

Today TaxMama hears from Ray in the Tax Parlor, who tells us. “Two friends and I own some rental homes. One of us says he can deduct not only the total interest paid on one of the properties, but also what he calls the “deferred interest.” In other words, the unpaid interest by which the […]