Sign Up

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
thehigbys
New Member

TurboTax seems to want me add another asset to capture improvement costs for an asset already listed. Improvements/repairs were made the same year it was sold (2019).

 
2 Replies
DawnC
Employee Tax Expert

TurboTax seems to want me add another asset to capture improvement costs for an asset already listed. Improvements/repairs were made the same year it was sold (2019).

The repairs are an expense, however, the improvements need to be added as an asset to properly account for them.  Set up the asset and indicate that you disposed of the asset in the same year (2019).   These amounts are added to the basis which will lower the gain on the sale.    Home Improvements and Your Taxes

 

To enter your rental improvements, simply follow the directions to enter your rental income and expenses.   At some point you'll come across the Rental Summary screen. Select Start next to Asset/Depreciation and follow the onscreen instructions. We'll figure out which depreciation method works best in your favor.

 

 

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
Critter
Level 15

TurboTax seems to want me add another asset to capture improvement costs for an asset already listed. Improvements/repairs were made the same year it was sold (2019).

If the improvements were made in the same tax year as the property was sold then the costs are entered on the Sch E as repairs ... do NOT try to enter them as assets that got sold as the program will give you error messages that will haunt your dreams.  

 

 

Dynamic AdsDynamic Ads
v
Privacy Settings