For many, the prospect of turning their property into a source of rental income is very exciting. However, that excitement can turn to confusion when it comes to taxes. That is where your wealth advisor or other trusted financial professional steps in.
Our flowchart can help give you a better understanding of how taxes play a role in owning a rental property. Using this chart will prepare you to identify certain tax rules that may apply to your situation.
Here, we cover important distinguishing factors and tax concepts relating to owning and renting property, such as:
- Understanding how personally using rental property may affect its taxation.
- Recognizing how rental property may be classified based on certain qualifying criteria and being cognizant of how that fits in with your overall tax picture.
- Identifying the extent to which rental expense deductions and rental income must be reported on tax returns.
- Being aware of how rental losses may be treated and the effect that can have on your tax plan.
If you have a rental property or are considering purchasing a property to rent, it is vital to discuss the purchase and tax implications with your financial advisor to ensure it aligns with your overall financial plan.
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