Types of Home Improvements Can Be Claimed as Tax Deductions

What Types of Home Improvements Can Be Claimed as Tax Deductions?

Answer

For the tax purposes, a home improvement includes any work done that substantially adds to the value of your home, increases its useful life, or adapts it to new uses. These include room additions, new bathrooms, decks, fencing, landscaping, wiring upgrades, walkways, driveway, kitchen upgrades, plumbing upgrades, and new roofs.

If you use your home purely as your personal residence, you cannot deduct the cost of home improvements. These costs are nondeductible personal expenses.

However, this doesn’t mean that home improvements do not have a tax benefit. They can help reduce the amount of taxes you have to pay when you sell your home at a profit. This is because the cost of home improvements is added to the tax basis of your home. Feel free to reach us for any Tax consulting service. Our Tax Experts are happy to help you.

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2018-02-22T16:49:24+00:00February 22, 2018|0 Comments