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Amortization of Rental Property Startup Expenses in excess of $5,000

gman7611
Level 1

I understand that I must amortize Startup Rental Expenses in excess of $5,000.  How do I process this in 2020 ProSeries Basic?  Is there a worksheet?

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linette
Level 5

Did you find the IRC box?  You have to enter the life and then I think there is a check box to take the $5,000.

Input is a series of entries starting at the top of the form and going to the bottom and when all are in the right sequence the system calculates.  

(they could make this easier to find.)

itonewbie
Level 15

§195(b)(1) is applicable only to active ToB.  Does the rental rise to the level of §162 ToB?

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TaxGuyBill
Level 14

As itonewbie indicated, if the rental does NOT rise to the level of a "Trade or Business", the "startup expenses" are not allowed.  I would think most costs incurred before if was available for rent would be added to the Basis of the property for depreciation.