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

Real estate investment trust (REIT)

An entity that invests primarily in real estate and mortgages and passes through income to investors.

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