# What tax document do I need?

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Regarding depreciation on a rental property, I know that depreciation deductions are spread out over the "useful life" of a property. The IRS allows an owner to depreciate the value of the home over a 27.5 year period. Depreciation is calculated with this formula below:

Cost of the Building- Value of the Land = Building Value

Building Value / 27.5 = Yearly allowable depreciation deduction

My question is will I find the cost of the building and the value of the land on my property tax bill? If not, where can I find it?

The city or county where real estate taxes are paid will often have a website with those values posted.

Originally posted by @Kim Livingstone :

Regarding depreciation on a rental property, I know that depreciation deductions are spread out over the “useful life” of a property. The IRS allows an owner to depreciate the value of the home over a 27.5 year period. Depreciation is calculated with this formula below:

Cost of the Building- Value of the Land = Building Value

Building Value / 27.5 = Yearly allowable depreciation deduction

My question is will I find the cost of the building and the value of the land on my property tax bill? If not, where can I find it?

Just answered the same question.

Originally posted by @Kim Livingstone :

Regarding depreciation on a rental property, I know that depreciation deductions are spread out over the “useful life” of a property. The IRS allows an owner to depreciate the value of the home over a 27.5 year period. Depreciation is calculated with this formula below:

Cost of the Building- Value of the Land = Building Value

Building Value / 27.5 = Yearly allowable depreciation deduction

My question is will I find the cost of the building and the value of the land on my property tax bill? If not, where can I find it?

Let your tax pro figure it out.

This can be a huge strategy point in your tax planing.

You can use assessor allocation %. You can also use one of several other ways.

It may impact your new 20% QBI.

It may impact your plan for later if you're planning to sell shorty.

There is a lot of thought that can go into the allocation setup