Ok, I own a double block about 4 miles from my house. I have two families that live in there. Now i have some questions regarding tax deductions forgive i am new to the landlord thing. Last year I claimed just my income, but didnt have too many expenses besides normal stuff Mortage interest, home depreciation and some direct bills such as sewer.
Now, I use my truck to collect rent, haul trash from yard waste and any general maint that pops up with the property. Is there any deductions I can make for vehicle use? I make about 25 avg trips to property 4 miles each way.
Cell Phone... I also get calls from the property on my cell phone for emergencies, is there a portion of bill I can deduct for this?
Lastly, Like lawn maintenance and snow removal, I just normally take care of myself. Can I deduct like 75 a month for general maint?
I am going to talk to a professional, just wanted to see if I can get some answers prior.