Tag Archives: Rentals

Prepaying Lease Costs

Today TaxMama® hears from JJ in the TaxQuips Forum, with an unusual situation. “I leased a car this fall. I paid for the entire sum up front, in a single payment. What is the correct deduction for federal taxes?”

Pay Off or Refi?

  Today TaxMama hears from Tom in the TaxQuips Forum with an interesting problem. “I have a $270,000 mortgage on my primary home.  It is a 30-year loan at 5 3/8% fixed. My home is worth substantially more.  Should I refinance at today’s rates? I could pay off the loan, but that would drain our […]

Roommates and Taxes

Today TaxMama hears from Shawn in North Dakota who is worried: “I just purchased a home as my primary residence. Several people live in this home and pay a monthly amount to help cover the mortgage. Am I required to report this as rental income even though this is my primary residence? I believe if […]

Sale of Rental

Today, Michael from Palm Bay, FL tells us “I bought a home in 1984 as my residence. I was transferred in 1991 and had to rent it due to there being no market for home sales. It was rented (rental property schedule E) until 2004, when I retired and sold it. Do I declare the […]