§ 181.135. Deductions from rental income.

 (a)  Expense deductions from rental income include:

   (1)  Necessary expenses paid for the production or collection of the rental income.

   (2)  Real estate insurance costs related to the rental property, whether or not the mortgage holder requires the insurance.

   (3)  The interest portion of a mortgage payment.

   (4)  A repair which is an incidental correction to an existing structure, or to a piece of equipment.

 (b)  Items such as depreciation or depletion, personal expenses which are not related to the rental income and capital expenditures are not allowable deductions. A capital expenditure represents an expenditure for an addition or increase in the value of fixed assets, and is subject to depreciation for income tax purposes.

 (c)  Allowable expenses are prorated if only a portion of the total property is designated for rent, regardless of whether it is actually rented.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  181.135 issued under section 403(b) of the Public Welfare Code (62 P.S. §  403(b)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  181.135 adopted August 26, 1988, effective November 1, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3949.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  181.107 (relating to profit from rental property income); and 55 Pa. Code §  181.110 (relating to income deemed available from the spouse).



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