Flowchart: Is My Rental Property Tax Deductible?

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. This flowchart can help you have a better understanding of how taxes play a role in renting out your property.

This flowchart covers important distinguishing factors and tax concepts you need to know of when renting your property, such as:

  • Understanding how personally using your rental property may affect its taxation.
  • Recognizing how your 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 your tax returns.
  • Being aware of how rental losses may be treated, and the effect that can have on your tax plan.

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Published for the blog on January 25, 2024 by Searcy Financial Services, your Overland Park, Kansas Fee-Only Financial Planner and Investment Manager.