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dmwest
Level 1

Rental Property purchase

What are the specific steps to enter the purchase cost of a rental I puchased on 7.1.19.  I can't seem to find where to enter the purchase price.  I entered the name of LLC and have gone through all of the expenses to the end and found no place to enter the purchase price.  I suspect it is in the depreciation section.  But each time I went in there the program kept asking me for improvements.

 

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tagteam
Level 15

Rental Property purchase


@AmeliesUncle wrote:

@dmwest wrote:

I entered the name of LLC 

 


I'm wondering if you are in the wrong section.  Are you entering it as a "business", or as a rental property?


Yes, it now actually sounds like @dmwest is entering this in the Business Income and Expenses section rather than the Rental Properties and Royalties section. 

 

@dmwest You need to enter this in the Rentals section.

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tagteam
Level 15

Rental Property purchase

You are in the proper section.

 

Answer in the negative with respect to the improvements. Ultimately, you will arrive at a screen where you will select Rental Real Estate Property.

dmwest
Level 1

Rental Property purchase

I answered to the negative and arrived at "describe this assets".  I selected "real estate property". The next page is asking me how would you categorize this asset?  The chooses are: Nonresidential real estate, qualified improvement property, and specified qualified improvements.   The best fit is nonresidential real estate.  However, this gives me depreciation over 39 years.  I'm pretty sure it should be MACRS 27.5 years.  Been stuck here for 90 minutes.

dmwest
Level 1

Rental Property purchase

I selected specified qualified improvements.  This gave me the opportunity to make the following chooses "other asset type > describe large purchase > 100 Business use > Asset class 27.5 residential rental > straight line.  In my asset summary, it shows 27.5.  I can't see any other way to get to this so I'm going with this.  Does this seem reasonable?

AmeliesUncle
Level 11

Rental Property purchase


@dmwest wrote:

I entered the name of LLC 

 


I'm wondering if you are in the wrong section.  Are you entering it as a "business", or as a rental property?

tagteam
Level 15

Rental Property purchase


@AmeliesUncle wrote:

@dmwest wrote:

I entered the name of LLC 

 


I'm wondering if you are in the wrong section.  Are you entering it as a "business", or as a rental property?


Yes, it now actually sounds like @dmwest is entering this in the Business Income and Expenses section rather than the Rental Properties and Royalties section. 

 

@dmwest You need to enter this in the Rentals section.

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Jolapp1
Level 1

Rental Property purchase

I was wondering the same, as a Single Member LLC I need to file my new rental property under Schedule C (self employed business) correct? 

My other rental property not under an LLC I have filed as Rental Property.

AmeliesUncle
Level 11

Rental Property purchase


@Jolapp1 wrote:

I was wondering the same, as a Single Member LLC I need to file my new rental property under Schedule C (self employed business) correct? 

My other rental property not under an LLC I have filed as Rental Property.


 

 

No.  The Single Member LLC changes nothing for income tax purposes (assuming it has not filed an election to be taxed as a corporation). 

 

It is filed just as before, as a rental property (assuming you don't provide "services", such as maid service or meals to the tenants).

 

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