Is painting a rental property a tax deduction?

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asked Nov 3, 2019 in Real Estate - Renting by rodrigo2ch (310 points)
Is painting a rental property a tax deduction?

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answered Nov 5, 2019 by Amance (400 points)
When you want to write off painting a rental property as a tax deduction it can usually be written off as a business expense but not a regular income tax deduction.

You can claim the total cost of repairs on your taxes, but depreciate improvements according to the IRS.

It would be best to get a tax professional to help you with the tax deductions and your rental property because you can usually write off the painting as a business tax deduction but you want to make sure you get all the information on the tax deductions correct or it could cost you in the long run.

I've hired H R block tax pros to help me with my income taxes and they have been great and I cannot do much of my taxes myself.

Hiring someone such as H R block or another tax professional preparer is worth the money.

The IRS says that painting rental property or other improvements is not usually a depreciable expense but can be considered a business expense.

The IRS divides any work you put in on your rental properties into improvements and repairs.

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