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Rental Expense or Depreciation

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I have a client who has a residential rental who converted a existing oil fired hot water to a natural gas unit. This cost the landlord $2900.00. Does this have to be depreciated or can it be expensed? All that was done was changing from a oil fired gun to a natural gas gun.
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Is the cost broken down between the 'gun' and the piping?  If so, they both might be able to be deducted through the De Minimis election.

Otherwise, I would depreciate over 27.5 years.

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"residential rental ... hot water"

$2900 to retrofit a water heater?  That doesn't make sense to me.  Do you have the invoice to see what it actually covered?  I suspect that cost may include some substantial re-piping (oil to natural gas) in the home.
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Yes this was a portion of the cost
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And this was for a hot water heating system for the apt building
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Thanks ,I was leaning toward depreciation also.
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Is the cost broken down between the 'gun' and the piping?  If so, they both might be able to be deducted through the De Minimis election.

Otherwise, I would depreciate over 27.5 years.

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