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flyrsphl27
Level 2

How do we write off rental income when we decided not to rent at all and refunded the money back? When we put in TT we did not rent, it deletes the rental completely.

We received a 1099 for the rental income.  All of which we refunded back prior to renting.  We did not rent out at all this year.
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ThomasM125
Employee Tax Expert

How do we write off rental income when we decided not to rent at all and refunded the money back? When we put in TT we did not rent, it deletes the rental completely.

You will need to report the rental income and then enter an expense for the same amount, so the net income will be zero. You can label the expense Returns and Allowances or something similar. If you don't report the income, the IRS will probably assess tax for it sometime in the future, then you will have to deal with convincing them that the income reported was a returned deposit.

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Critter-3
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How do we write off rental income when we decided not to rent at all and refunded the money back? When we put in TT we did not rent, it deletes the rental completely.

To keep the rental from being deleted you need to enter 1 day of rental use. 

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