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my son lives in AZ.he lives in a trailor park where he pays

a lot rent,can he claim...
my son lives in AZ.he lives in a trailor park where he pays a lot rent,can he claim the lot rent on his taxes?thanks
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Unfortunately. you can not deduct the lot rent on your taxes.

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This is a personal expense, and is therefore not deductible.

Customer:

thanks for your help,but I think they should be able to claim lot rent to me its like renting apartment which you can claim on your state tax.

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No, you can not deduct your apartment rent

Customer:

I live in MI. and you can claim it

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No, personal rent is never deductible for federal or state purposes

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There is the homestead property tax credit but not rent.

Customer:

I am telling you people in MI. can claim apartment rent on state income tax only we have been doing it for years.

MyVirtualCPA :

There is the homestead property tax credit, but you can't deduct just straight rent.

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The Credit is only for certain taxpayers

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However, this does not exist in Ariona

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Arizona

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In Arizona there is no tax credit such as there is in Michigan

Customer:

ok that's all I wanted to know was AZ. the same as Mi.thanks for your help.have a good day

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You too. Would you rate my response as excellent?

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yes I will

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Okay thanks. Have a great night.

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