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Accounting for Rental Real Estate Income
Accounting for Rental Real Estate Income

This article describes how to account for income from Rental Property in My Plan.

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Written by Nancy Gates
Updated over a week ago

Follow these steps to account for rental income in your Plan.

Rental Property Ownership

Add the real property and any mortgage information in MyPlan > Home and Real Estate> Other owned real estate.

Passive Income from Rent

Add the net rental income received in MyPlan > Income> Passive Income.

Typically, on Schedule E of your IRS Form 1040, you compute your net income from rent. You subtract expenses, including mortgage interest and depreciation.

When calculating your net income from rent for our Planner, subtract expenses such as maintenance, taxes, insurance, and management fees, but do not subtract mortgage interest and depreciation.

You also should not subtract the mortgage principal in either of these calculations as that is accounted for with the asset.

Here's an example:

Rental Income $5,000

Management, taxes and insurance $750

Mortgage <in the planner> $2,000

Passive Income: $4.250

Alternatively, you may enter the gross income, and include the expenses in your recurring expense modeling.

NewRetirement does not handle depreciation for rental real estate. If you want to get more granular with rental income, you can always enter two income streams - one a taxable pension and the other a non taxable pension.

Rental Property Sales

Include any sales expenses such as selling fees as well as Capital Gains Tax in My Plan > Expenses and Healthcare > Recurring or One - Time expenses.

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