Owning an Austin rental property in 2020 during the pandemic will continue to be both challenging and an opportunity. Economic changes could create unrest for tenants, and shifts in leasing requirements have proven to provide unique hurdles for landlords. When it comes to handling your property, you need to know what you can do about write-offs.
In 2020, you can still deduct mortgage interest and real estate taxes on your rental properties as well as all of the typical operating expenses. Keep careful track of your spending, and make sure to deduct accurately to avoid paying higher taxes than need be.
Also, consider your depreciation. A tax-savings can be found on residential buildings over the age of 27.5 years, where you can depreciate the cost even when the value is increasing. There are additional depreciation opportunities with commercial buildings over the age of 39 as well as expenditures on nonresidential building roofs, HVAC systems, and alarm and security systems.
These are the most simple deductions, but there are many other, more complex tax matters to consider. If you are managing properties, be sure to speak with a qualified accountant about your options. If you need a trusted referral, please contact Dona Brown.
If managing properties in Austin is getting overwhelming, it might be time to try a local, professional Property Manager that can help boost your return on investment. Contact Dona Brown, Talk Property Management, to discuss your needs and options. 512-721-1094.