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Business Tax Deduction - 1. Joint filing taxpayers decide

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Business Tax Deduction -1. Joint filing taxpayers decide they are going to invest in residential rental property.
2. For the 2019 tax year, they have incurred cost such as inspection fees, due diligence foregone, appraisals, etc.Q1 - can these expenses be written off in any way for 2019?
Q2 - if not, can expenses be carried over until purchase of first house?Thanks,
I'm PDtax. I'll assist.
Since these are pre-business expenses, they are considered startup expenses. They get special tax treatment.
You can deduct up to $5,000 in such costs for 2019.

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Customer: replied 14 days ago.
should i create a schedule C or E to record the start up cost
I would use C. The business is real estate management until a property is owned.

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