Lund & Guttry LLP

36917 Cook Street Suite 102, Palm Desert, CA 92211

 

Phone:  760-568-2242

Fax:      760-346-8891

  

Website: www.lundandguttry.com

May 2022

May 2022 Question and Answer

Q and A

QUESTION:
We plan to rent out our primary residence for the summer while we are on vacation. Will we have to pay tax on that rental income?


ANSWER:
The general rule is that if you rent your residence for more than 14 days, you'll report the rental income and deduct any related rental expenses on Schedule E. Be sure to allocate the costs between rental and personal use. However, there is an exception, commonly called the Augusta Rule, that applies when you rent your residence for less than 15 days. Then you'll generally not need to report this rental income. Consult your tax advisor.


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