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bernieA
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How/where do I deduct $6,800 for new windows in rental apartment?

If this is not deducted in given year as expense but depreciated, how does it figure in to existing depreciation taken annually?

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PaulaM
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How/where do I deduct $6,800 for new windows in rental apartment?

The addition of windows to a rental property would be categorized as an improvement and be depreciated over the useful life of the rental unit.

See page 5 of IRS pub 527

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p527.pdf

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PaulaM
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How/where do I deduct $6,800 for new windows in rental apartment?

I'm not sure I understand you question completely. If you a renting the apartment to someone else, the addition of windows would be listed as an improvement and depreciated as a separate asset.

Let me know if that helps.
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bernieA
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How/where do I deduct $6,800 for new windows in rental apartment?

Yes renting to someone else. OK, an improvement and depreciated. No way to take it as an expense I assume?  Thank you.
PaulaM
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How/where do I deduct $6,800 for new windows in rental apartment?

Unfortunately, no. The De Minimus Safe Harbor exclusion (where you can expense items normally depreciated) is limited to $2,500.
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bernieA
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How/where do I deduct $6,800 for new windows in rental apartment?

Much appreciated.
PaulaM
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How/where do I deduct $6,800 for new windows in rental apartment?

You are welcome. 🙂 I will summarize in answer below.
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PaulaM
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How/where do I deduct $6,800 for new windows in rental apartment?

The addition of windows to a rental property would be categorized as an improvement and be depreciated over the useful life of the rental unit.

See page 5 of IRS pub 527

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p527.pdf

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thstle1
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How/where do I deduct $6,800 for new windows in rental apartment?

What is you add windows to rental and sell rental within the same year?  How do you add asset to depreciate and end of life within same year?

DaveF1006
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How/where do I deduct $6,800 for new windows in rental apartment?

Those windows can depreciate even over a period of months as long as you add a date you put those windows in service(typically when they are fully installed and paid for) and the date you sold the property.

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