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My wife has a small furnished rental business. She has a number of properties for which she is making mortgage payments. She tells me the principal portion of the payments are taxable. I find this hard to believe. The principal payments are like payments into a savings account. The only thing taxable would be capital gains realized upon sale.

Am I right that principal payments are NOT taxable even for a small business?

Thanks,

Bob
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

Thanks for the reply. I am asking if the principal payemts are taxable for a small business. I know the interest payments are tax deductable. But to tax principal paymets seems ridiculous. Yet this is what my wife's tax person says.
Tax Professional: Richard, Tax Attorney replied 6 years ago

Principal payments that she is making are not tax deductible.

 

 

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

That is not what I asked. I asked if they are TAXABLE. She is now paying taxes on principal payments. This makes no sense.
Tax Professional: Richard, Tax Attorney replied 6 years ago
Principal payments she is paying are clearly not taxable to her because she is paying them. The only thing taxable to her is income that she receives! Why would something you are paying out be taxable to you?
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