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We need to be clear - if you collect rent - that is your income.
But if your son just pays his share of utility bills - which you split - that is not your income and you do not collect rent.
If you do rent and your rental fees include utilities - you may deduct that cost against your rental income.So - you woudl be only taxed on net rental income.Then - we need to decide if you rent for-profit - means if you collect a fair market value OR
that is a non-for-profit rental - and you charge less than a fair market value.
From tax prospective - these are reported differently.
Also these are differently reported to the department of social services.
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