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IRS.gov Website
Publication 527
Residential Rental Property (Including Rental of Vacation Homes)
Introduction, Useful Items and Important Changes
For use in Preparing 2013 Returns

Chapter 1
Rental Income and Expenses (If No Personal Use of Dwelling)

Rental Income

When To Report
Types of Income

Rental Expenses

When To Deduct
Types of Expenses

Chapter 2
Depreciation of Rental Property

The Basics

What Rental Property Can Be Depreciated?
When Does Depreciation Begin and End?
Depreciation Methods
Basis of Depreciable Property

Claiming the Special Depreciation Allowance

MACRS Depreciation

Depreciation Systems
Property Classes Under GDS
Recovery Periods Under GDS
Conventions
Figuring Your Depreciation Deduction
Figuring MACRS Depreciation Under ADS

Claiming the Correct Amount of Depreciation

Chapter 3
Reporting Rental Income, Expenses, and Losses

Which Forms To Use

Schedule E (Form 1040)
Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business
Qualified Joint Venture

Limits on Rental Losses

At-Risk Rules
Passive Activity Limits

Casualties and Thefts

Example

Chapter 4
Special Situations

Condominiums

Cooperatives

Depreciation

Property Changed to Rental Use

Basis of Property Changed to Rental Use
Figuring the Depreciation Deduction

Renting Part of Property

Not Rented for Profit

Example—Property Changed to Rental Use

Chapter 5
Personal Use of Dwelling Unit (Including Vacation Home)

Dividing Expenses

Dwelling Unit Used as a Home

Reporting Income and Deductions

Chapter 6
How To Get Tax Help

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics