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Can I Claim It? Income Tax Deduction Information for Hereford Rental Property Owners

Tax deduction written on a piece of paper. You should be conscious of the different important tax deductions available to landlords in order to minimize your taxable income and increase your profitability. Tax deductions are often requested for the tax year in which the costs were incurred. It is essential to seek the guidance of a tax expert or accountant to make sure you comprehend the precise guidelines and conditions for each deduction and that you maximize your benefits within the bounds of the law.

Nondeductible expenses

Alternatively, non-allowable tax deductions are costs that cannot be deducted to lower taxable income. Personal expenses unrelated to the rental property, such as personal trips, clothing, or groceries, are examples; as well as:

  1. Monthly mortgage payments. While mortgage interest and property taxes are both deductible, loan principal payments are not.
  2. Even when the entertainment is connected to your business, entertainment costs are not deductible. Business dinners, on the other hand, are still deductible, though the restrictions have changed under the new rule.
  3. Business gifts valued over $25 and given to any one person during the tax year are not deductible.
  4. Club dues, such as subscriptions to gyms, country clubs, or other clubs, are not deductible even if you are entertaining for business purposes.
  5. Capital improvement costs such as installing new windows or a new roof on your rental house, must be depreciated not deducted.
  6. Other taxes, including state income taxes and local sales tax. These should be included in your personal income tax return.
  7. Fines and penalties, such as those levied by the IRS for underpayment of a prior year’s taxes and late payment fines.
  8. Political contributions, including anything spent on lobbying costs or campaign events.
  9. Home office space unless it is used exclusively for business purposes. Even having a family computer in the room may mean that your home office deduction is disallowed.

Income tax deductions are very complicated and may be challenging to fully comprehend. There are actions you can take to maximize both your time and earnings, even though a tax professional is the best person to turn to for help with any tax-related issues or problems. Real Property Management of the High Plains will help you navigate the confusing world of tax breaks so you never have to worry about keeping track of the right things.

Our team of Hereford property managers can offer you the assistance you need to make sure that all feasible tax deductions are taken while avoiding any items that are not allowed and can cause issues with the IRS. With our assistance, you can be sure that you’re positioning yourself for success not only during tax season but all year long. For further information, contact us online or by phone at 806-553-7914.

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