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|Subject: Re: Depreciating vacation rental||Date: 3/1/2013 10:45 AM|
|Author: Wradical||Number: 117915 of 125415|
Trying to figure out the "useful life" of a vacation rental building (essentially a house).
This says residential rental is 27.5 years. But is that where a vacation rental would land?
Yes. But first comes the interest and taxes, which you get anyway, then the other expenses, and deprecation, which is a mixed benefit at best, since it lowers your basis. And your deductions are limited to your income, and nobody I know makes money on these things anyway (even the honest folks), so it's kind of academic.
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