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Where should a Utility tractor be depreciated when used on Tree Farm and general use in maintaining rental property.

1 - Purchase compact utility tractor for used on Tree Farm,. At present no income as no trees have been cut and sold.

2 - Equipment is also used in general to maintain rental property.

3 - Where and how should I depreciate this asset.

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Where should a Utility tractor be depreciated when used on Tree Farm and general use in maintaining rental property.

If you maintain an orchard, nut trees or operate a greenhouse for trees it is surely a depreciating asset in business. Claiming tractor use on forest or timber land is a grey area. They grow with no cultivation and generally no income for decades.

If it is used to maintain rental property, it can be a "usual and ordinary business expense", depending on the rental. If it is used partly for personal use, you can just take a percentage of the tractor cost as business use and still depreciate it.

You would depreciate the tractor in your Rental Property section. Find the asset entry section for that rental. I have included a page snip below though I know it's a little different than your Premier version. I'm using H&B.

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Where should a Utility tractor be depreciated when used on Tree Farm and general use in maintaining rental property.

If you maintain an orchard, nut trees or operate a greenhouse for trees it is surely a depreciating asset in business. Claiming tractor use on forest or timber land is a grey area. They grow with no cultivation and generally no income for decades.

If it is used to maintain rental property, it can be a "usual and ordinary business expense", depending on the rental. If it is used partly for personal use, you can just take a percentage of the tractor cost as business use and still depreciate it.

You would depreciate the tractor in your Rental Property section. Find the asset entry section for that rental. I have included a page snip below though I know it's a little different than your Premier version. I'm using H&B.

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