Where do I enter income and expenses from a rental property?
Note: If your rental property is located out-of-state, make sure you first set up that state properly in Personal Info. That way, when you do your state taxes, we'll be ready to go.
Now let's enter that rental:
- In TurboTax, search for rentals and then select the Jump to link in the search result.
- Answer Yes to the question Did you have any rental or royalty income and expenses in 2018 for property you own?
- Follow the on-screen instructions as you proceed through the rental and royalties section.
- We'll ask you to enter general information about your rental (like description, address, and ownership percentage).
- Eventually, you'll come to the Rental Summary screen, which is where you enter your rental income and expenses, assets and depreciation, and vehicle expenses.
Tip: Rent is considered income in the year you received it, not the year it applies to. This means that a rent payment for the month of January 2019 collected in December 2018 is reported on your 2018 return.
If you're also filing a nonresident state return to report income from an out-of-state rental property, be sure to complete your nonresident state return before you prepare your resident state return when you get to the State Taxes section.