When you own rental property, depreciation is your best friend. One reason depreciation is so valuable is that, unlike deductible rental property expenses such as interest and maintenance, you get to claim depreciation year after year without having to pay anything beyond your original investment in the property.
We all know that as we turn the page to a new year, tax day is on the horizon. Pretty soon, by the end of January in fact, you will start getting tax documents in the mail….your W-2, 1099s, as well as other important documentation about retirement interest and investment income. As these electronic and paper documents begin to pile up, take a minute to start a file so that you put them all in one place and save yourself time when April rolls around. If you start a 2020 tax file