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JulieS
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Can I claim new flooring and home repairs? And where do I enter that information?

No, home improvements and repairs generally aren't tax deductible, but

improvements increase the basis of your home and will reduce the amount of gain on the sale of your home. 

 

There are a few narrow exceptions:

 

  • Improvements that qualify as medical expenses - this includes things like ramps, grab bars, and floor leveling that are needed to accommodate a disabled person living in the house. Following this link for more details.
  • Improvement that qualify for the Clean Energy Credit or the Residential Energy Credit. Follow this link for more. 
  • If you use your home for business purposes and claim a home office deduction based on actual expenses, you can use a percentage of your repairs as part of that deduction. Follow this link for more about that. 
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