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Rental Income :

Rental income is income you earn from renting property that you own or have use of. You can own the property yourself or with someone else. Rental income includes income from:

  • houses
  • apartments
  • rooms
  • space in an office building and
  • other real or movable property

    If you receive any rental income you should report the total income and then claim any of the following expenses:

  • advertising
  • insurance
  • interest
  • maintenance and repairs
  • management and administration fees
  • motor vehicle expenses
  • office expenses
  • legal, accounting and other professional fees
  • property taxes
  • salaries, wages and benefits
  • travel
  • utilities

    If you rent out part of the property which you live in, then a personal portion of the expenses will have to be allowed for.

    You are required to keep detailed records of all income received and retain all supporting documents such as receipts for all expenses incurred.

    The net income you receive from rental property is entered on line 126 of your tax return. Taxes paid on any profit will depend on which tax bracket you fall into in that year.

    Capital cost allowance (depreciation) can also be claimed, but there are limits and restrictions.

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