made inprovements to a garage on my rental property. what depreciation schedule do i use. added garge door openers, dry wall and paint

labor was done by renter
. what if i give the renter credit on his rental for the work
can i deduct as expense or do i show his total rent for the year including credit?
    First, the improvements that you made to the property should be added to your basis in the property, resulting in an adjusted basis. They will be depreciated under your depreciation schedule (27.5 years for residential rental property). The labor costs are included in the total value of improvements and need to be depreciated.

    Second, the value of the work performed by the renter should be included in the rental income for the year when work was done. So if you provide the tenant with rent credits, you will show full rental income for the year. If you do not provide the credits then you will show income of full rent plus value of labor as your total inocme.
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