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August 2019

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Personal Use of Your Rental Triggers Ugly Vacation Home Rules

You must consider the vacation home rules when you1



rent a bedroom in your home and also use it personally, or


rent your beach home (or any other home you own) and also use it personally.


In this article, we examine the impact of personal use on your rental activity. If you have no personal use of your bedroom or a property, see one or both of the articles below:



Secrets to Pocketing Cash by Renting a Bedroom in Your Home


Know These Tax Rules If Your Average Rental Is Seven Days or Less


What Is a Tax Code-Defined Vacation Home?


The tax code reference to vacation homes is misleading. Technically, tax law says a “vacation home” is a dwelling you use for both2



personal purposes, and


rental purposes.


What Is a Dwelling?


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