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How to enter 50% of annual depreciation expense to Sch E

My partner and I have had two single family rentals for the past 12 years.  We split expenses and revenue 50/50.  Turbo computed the split and posted 50% of the expenses and revenues to Sch E for each of our returns.  There was one exception, Depreciation was calculated by Turbo and posted to Sch E at 100 % for both my return and my partner's.  I just noticed this now.  Why didn't Turbo catch this?  It did the calculations and knew the percentages didn't match.

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Level 15

How to enter 50% of annual depreciation expense to Sch E

 
Level 15

How to enter 50% of annual depreciation expense to Sch E

This is a data entry error on your end ... you had to enter in only your portion of the cost basis and not the total cost basis .... the % deduction was only for the expenses.  To make the correction you need to amend both returns. 

Level 15

How to enter 50% of annual depreciation expense to Sch E

If you only have 50% ownership in the property, then you should only be entering 50% of the cost basis for all listed assets. When it comes to less than 100% ownership on rental property, the program can only do so much. It does not, can not and will not split everything.

In situations like yours it's generally easier and simpler to report all the rental income/expenses and stuff on a separate 1065 partnership return. Then each partner's share of *everything* will be indicated on their individual K-1's. Makes things so much simpler in the end. Espeically when the property is sold or there is a change or addition to the assets/depreciation section.

 

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