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I'm finishing my 2015 filing, when I printed out my

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I'm finishing my 2015 filing, when I printed out my Depreciation Summary I noticed I have my Rental House also listed as a business. Which one should I have entered it as? And, how do I make the other one delete?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Financial Software
Expert:  Anne replied 1 year ago.


I'm Anne. I've been preparing taxes for 28 years and I'll be happy to help you.

Here's the rule for whether or not rental property is considered a "business" or not:

If you provide a service with the property (housekeeping, etc) then it's a "business" and would need to be reported on a Schedule C


If you do not provide services, you only rent the property to the tenant , then you would report the rental income & expenses on a Schedule E

As for how to delete the incorrect one, you will need to go back to the first point of entry (normally where you would have answered any questions re: the rental property), and look for a question that asks if you provided service, etc.

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