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Old 04-22-2016, 03:45 PM   #1
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Using RV as a second home

I am looking to see if anyone uses their RV as a tax write off as for their second home, and what do you include as doing so.

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Old 04-22-2016, 07:24 PM   #2
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I have in the past and will now that I have my new Class C. I just write of the interest I paid in the last year and maybe the sales tax.

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Old 04-22-2016, 07:36 PM   #3
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I write off the interest on the loan every year as a second home.
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Old 04-22-2016, 10:20 PM   #4
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I wrote off the sales tax when i bought our coach and each year i write off the interest and registration on my taxes.
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Old 04-22-2016, 10:39 PM   #5
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If itemizing deductions, then I deduct the interest paid on the loan for our 5th wheel as well as the owner tax that Colorado charges when registering the RV.

Nothing special needed as far as I know to qualify an RV as a second home. We probably live in our RV more during the summer than in our sticks and bricks home anyway.
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:32 AM   #6
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The IRS classifies a second home as having sleeping, cooking and toilet facilities. That includes RVs and boats with these qualifications. But, you can not rent it out.
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:59 AM   #7
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X2. Mortgage is deductable.
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Old 04-23-2016, 02:20 PM   #9
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I deducted sales tax and the interest on the loan the year we bought our Georgetown. I think I deducted interest only once since then because we rarely have enough deductions to exceed the standard deduction.

The purchase year tax return was also split - married filing separately, with one itemizing deductions (including the sales tax) and the other taking the standard deduction.

This type of arrangement is complicated by its effects on state and local taxes which need to be calculated multiple ways to see which has the least combined, federal+state taxes.

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Old 04-23-2016, 03:13 PM   #10
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See your tax adviser have been writing off the interest of our RVs and personal property tax for the past 30 years.



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