If you do not rent your property to make a profit, you can deduct your rental expenses only up to the amount of your rental income. You cannot carry forward any of your rental expenses that are more than your rental income. For more information about the rules for an activity not engaged in for profit, see chapter 1 of Publication 535.
Where to report.
Report your not-for-profit rental income on line 21, Form 1040. You can include your mortgage interest (if you can use the property as your main home or second home), real estate taxes, and casualty losses on the appropriate lines of Schedule A (Form 1040), Itemized Deductions
Claim your other expenses, subject to the rules explained in chapter 1 of Publication 535, as miscellaneous itemized deductions on line 22 of Schedule A (Form 1040). You can deduct these expenses only if they, together with certain other miscellaneous itemized deductions, total more than 2% of your adjusted gross income. For more information about miscellaneous deductions, see chapter 30.
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