Submitted By: Maurice
Answered: June 22, 2015 8:55 am

Is my mortgage payoff considered a selling expense for my residential rental property? (The property was used 100% for rental.)

The payment of principal is never a deductible expense. However, check the payoff information to see whether there were any fees paid in addition to principal; the fees may be considered a selling expense.

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Tax Glossary

Individual retirement account (IRA)

A retirement account to which up to $4,000 (or $5,000 if you are 50 or over) may be contributed for 2007, but deductions for the contribution are restricted if you are covered by a company retirement plan. Earnings accumulate tax free.

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