Selling an investment property at a loss may not be ideal but it may be necessary if you need cash or you simply no longer wish to own the property. You can write off sales of investment on the property if you understand how deducting capital losses works. When you sell an investment property at a loss, you’ll need to report it on Schedule D of your Form 1040 to claim a deduction. Remember that deductions reduce your taxable income which could mean paying less in taxes or getting back a larger refund. The IRS allows investors to use capital losses to offset capital gains from the sale of stocks and other investments. If you have no capital gains or your capital losses exceed capital gains, any excess loss deduction is capped at $3,000 per year in capital loss deductions.
Did you know about being able to write off losses on sales?