Publication 527 - Introductory Material
Photographs of missing children. The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Photographs of
selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. You can help bring these children
home by looking at the
photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child.
This publication discusses rental income and expenses, including depreciation, and explains how to report them on your return.
It also covers
casualty losses on rental property and the passive activity and at-risk rules.
Sale of rental property.
For information on how to figure and report any gain or loss from the sale or other disposition of your rental property,
get Publication 544, Sales
and Other Dispositions of Assets.
Sale of main home used as rental property.
For information on how to figure and report any gain or loss from the sale or other disposition of your main home
that you also used as rental
property, get Publication 523, Selling Your Home.
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Useful Items - You may want to see:
Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses
Depreciating Property Placed in Service Before 1987
Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts
Basis of Assets
Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules
How To Depreciate Property
Form (and Instructions)
Depreciation and Amortization
Election To Postpone Determination as To Whether the Presumption Applies That an Activity Is Engaged in for Profit
Passive Activity Loss Limitations
Schedule E (Form 1040)
Supplemental Income and Loss
See How To Get Tax Help at the end of this publication for information about getting these publications and forms.