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ystress
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I have a mortgage on my house, and have a renter in it...do I have to count their entire rent payment as income even though I have a mortgage payment ?

 
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VolvoGirl
Level 15

I have a mortgage on my house, and have a renter in it...do I have to count their entire rent payment as income even though I have a mortgage payment ?

Yes.  But then you enter the mortgage interest as an expense and you have to depreciate the cost over time.

 

You enter the total rent you received for the year. Then you enter your expenses like Mortgage Interest, Property Tax, Insurance, Repairs, etc. You can only deduct mortgage interest not the principal part of the mortgage. You should be depreciating the cost of the rental over 27.5 years, that will take care of the principal part of the mortgage.

Carl
Level 15

I have a mortgage on my house, and have a renter in it...do I have to count their entire rent payment as income even though I have a mortgage payment ?

Yes, you must count all income from the renter as rental income. You'll deal with the mortgage stuff later in the rental expenses section. The principle part of your mortgage payment is not deductible. Only the interest. The program will walk you through all of this, if you let it.

 

NCperson
Level 15

I have a mortgage on my house, and have a renter in it...do I have to count their entire rent payment as income even though I have a mortgage payment ?

it's not clear from the original post if this is a investor property with a tenant or an owner occupied with a roommate! 

 

which is it? 

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