Taxpayer had prior unallowed rental losses due to income over $150k. Last year they made the rental their main home. Do I need to keep a blank Sch E and / or Form 8582 going forward in order to deduct these losses against a future sale? Or if they convert it back to a rental in the future? If so, how do I stop the losses from being allowed currently (since the taxpayers income is now under $150k)?
ProSeries doesn't do it correctly.
You are supposed to keep filing the 8582 and not file a Schedule E, but ProSeries won't let you do that. I think most people just delete it all and manually keep track of the 8582 for when it is needed. Filing a blank Schedule E and keeping the 8582 is another option, but then you would need to override to prevent the $25,000.