question form my project
. Lourdes’s mother, Maria, died on July 2, 2013, leaving Lourdes her entire estate. Included in the estate was Maria’s residence (325 Oak Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45211). Maria’s basis in the residence was $30,000. The fair market value of the residence on July 2, 2013, was $155,000. The property was distributed to Lourdes on January 1, 2014. The Gonzaleses have held the property as rental property and have managed it themselves. From 2014 until June 30, 2018, they rented the house to the same tenant. The tenant was transferred to a branch office in California and moved out at the end of June. Since they did not want to bother finding a new tenant, Armando and Lourdes sold the house on June 30, 2018. They received $140,000 for the house and land ($15,000 for the land and $125,000 for the house), less a 6 percent commission charged by the broker. They had depreciated the house using the MACRS rules and conventions applicable to residential real estate. To compute depreciation on the house, the Gonzaleses had allocated $15,000 of the property’s basis to the land on which the house is located. The Gonzaleses collected rent of $1,000 a month during the six months the house was occupied during the year.
They incurred the following related expenses during this period:
Property insurance $500
Property taxes 800
Depreciation (to be computed) ?
I should report these data on schedule D.
Unfortunately I am not able to do this depreciation calculation for you. You should follow the instructions for Schedule D to calculate the depreciation deduction. I have included a link below to the IRS Instructions for Schedule D.
Instructions for Schedule D:https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040sd.pdf
Crystalynn Shelton, CPA
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