Rental property improvements – New windows and a patio door were installed on my rental condo in 2019 for a cost of $7,647. In Turbo Tax (TTax) I chose the improvement categories: “Real estate rental property,” then “Appliances, carpet, furniture.” This led to an option of amortizing the purchase or using a Section 179 expense. But I think that since this purchase is intended to last about 20 years that it should be REQUIRED to be amortized. Did I make a wrong choice?
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