On my deceased mother's return, TT wants me to enter a sales price for her condo (and land) which she had rented for ten years. After she passed in January, 2020, I continued to rent the unit as a trustee of her trust. I have not disposed of it. How do I handle this TT requirement?
Trustees file the final income tax return If the estate has gross income of more than $600 for the year. When you placed a property for rental, aside from the rental income, you need to enter all the expenses including depreciation of the condo. You don't have to sell the property to claim depreciation. To depreciate a rental property, you enter the cost of the property and date it was placed in rental..You may need the prior tax return for reference. Depreciation for condo unit is only available for the builiding as the land is not depreciable.
My mother has been renting her condo for the past 10 years. During all of that time she has reported income, itemized expenses, and claimed depreciation for the condo. She died January 31, 2020. I am filing her return for 2020. I entered her condo income, expenses, and depreciation for the one month of 2020 in Turbo Tax as she had done in previous years.
However, the Turbo Tax program insists that we also enter a sales price for the condo even though we did not dispose of it. It continues to be occupied by the same tenant and owned by her revocable trust which became irrevocable upon her death. I am asking how we get around this Turbo Tax requirement that we enter a sales price when we didn't sell or dispose of it.
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