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March 2022

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Vacation Home Rental—What’s Best for You: Schedule C or E?

Do you have a beach or mountain home that you rent out?


If so, you likely have a choice—either



claim the income and expenses on Schedule C, or


claim the income and expenses on Schedule E.


When Is Schedule C a Good Choice?


If you show a tax loss on your rental property, Schedule C is a great choice because it allows you to deduct your rental losses against all other income (assuming you materially participate in the rental property, as discussed later).


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