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troutrobert
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My brother and I bought a house. We fixed it up and rented it through 2017. We sold it 2018 but had not rented it in that year. What kind of a sale is this?

Not sure how it is classified, as we never lived in it, but it wasn't used as a rental for 6 months before the sale.  We owned it about 5 years.

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KrisD
Intuit Alumni

My brother and I bought a house. We fixed it up and rented it through 2017. We sold it 2018 but had not rented it in that year. What kind of a sale is this?

You should have been using a schedule E while it was a rental. It will be a sale of a rental if it was only vacant (not rented) while it was on the market for sale. If you did something else with it, like one of you lived in it, it stopped being a rental at the time one of you moved in. 

Once it was not available for rent (assuming you held it vacant while it was on the market) the expenses associated with it would no longer be rental expenses, they would be added to the basis. 

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KrisD
Intuit Alumni

My brother and I bought a house. We fixed it up and rented it through 2017. We sold it 2018 but had not rented it in that year. What kind of a sale is this?

You should have been using a schedule E while it was a rental. It will be a sale of a rental if it was only vacant (not rented) while it was on the market for sale. If you did something else with it, like one of you lived in it, it stopped being a rental at the time one of you moved in. 

Once it was not available for rent (assuming you held it vacant while it was on the market) the expenses associated with it would no longer be rental expenses, they would be added to the basis. 

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