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You are allowed to deduct any expenses that are required to close on the building. These would include the realtor's commission, the legal fees, any title costs, any stamp taxes or transfer taxes, the bank fees, any courier fees (FedEx, etc.), title insurance, travel fees, etc.
One question that I do have is how you deducted over $30k over 6 years on a property costing $130k? What life did you use? For residential property located outside of the United States, you are supposed to use a straight line method, over a 40 year life. This would only give you about $20k.
I put your information into my tax program and printed a PDF of the Form 4797. I made some assumptions about date purchased and sold.
Hi, sorry to get back to you so late. Got pulled away. I'm very thankful for the form 4797. It's a little confusing to me how you got the 16k plus loss in the first part and then the numbers in the second part.
You actually do Form 4797, Page 2 first (that is the 3rd page of the attachment). The $16k loss is for AMT purposes only. You can omit that page, as I didn't have the AMT depreciation that you used in prior years when I calculated the Form 4797. The only pages you need to look at are the first and last pages (the regular Form 4797, pages 1 & 2).
The numbers you calculate on the second page are carried to the first page.
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Okay, thank you. I'll look at the numbers closer (I am a bit brain-tired this late) and I think I'll understand them when I put it all together. have a great week yourself.