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I have a rental property - family house. I use my phone to keep in touch with my tenants, schedule repairs, etc. Can I claim my phone bill as a rental property expense?

 
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CathiM
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I have a rental property - family house. I use my phone to keep in touch with my tenants, schedule repairs, etc. Can I claim my phone bill as a rental property expense?

Yes, you can deduct phone expense under Other expenses on Schedule E, but you should allocate the total expense between business and personal.  You should be able to tell by looking at your phone bill, how much you use it for business.

If you pay for the phone line at the rental property, that is, of course, completely deductible.

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CathiM
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I have a rental property - family house. I use my phone to keep in touch with my tenants, schedule repairs, etc. Can I claim my phone bill as a rental property expense?

Yes, you can deduct phone expense under Other expenses on Schedule E, but you should allocate the total expense between business and personal.  You should be able to tell by looking at your phone bill, how much you use it for business.

If you pay for the phone line at the rental property, that is, of course, completely deductible.

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