Tax writeoff rennovations on a duplex with a FHA loan?
If a paint job is part of a major remodeling of the entire property, it -- and the rest of the remodeling -- would be treated for tax purposes as a capital improvement. That means the expense would have to be depreciated over a 27 1/2-year period, beginning when the project is completed.
Can I declare my major remodeling of the entire duplex starting this year, keep all of my receipts for the entire remodel and then declare it completed the day I move out and its rented to someone else and expense everything after that? I am hoping there is a gray area or crack I can slip through in the ruleing on expensing rennovations I do this year, as it is much easier to do them while im living there.
Any help on this is appreciated.....