Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 1
On the one hand, the shed is certainly large enough to be considered a permanent structure and therefore add to your cost basis in the property. On the other hand, I'm not sure whether the lack of a permanent attachment to the ground keeps it separate from your cost basis in the overall property.

I would consult with a tax professional in your area for clarification.

Given that we aren't planning to move anytime in the future, would we be safe to save the reciepts that show how much we paid, and deal with it all when we eventually do sell?

Worst case it doesn't go to the basis and I've kept the receipt for nothing?
Print the post  


In accordance with IRS Circular 230, you cannot use the contents of any post on The Motley Fool's message boards to avoid tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or applicable state or local tax law provisions.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.