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Depreciation Recapture

I'm using Turbotax premier and sold my primary residence last year (which was previously used as a rental).  In one screen, it asks for the depreciation previously taken on a home to calculate the adjusted cost basis.  In another screen, it asks for depreciation taken after 5/6/1997 for purposes of calculating taxable ordinary income and recapturing the depreciation.  In my instance, the post-5/6/1997 amount is significantly less than the total amount that was taken.  I'm being told by a tax expert that depreciation taken regardless of the year is taxable and must be recaptured when a home is sold. Is that correct? If so, why does TurboTax ask for it to be separated out?

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