Deducting Landlord Out-of-Town Travel Expenses

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You can deduct the ordinary and necessary expenses of traveling away from

home if the main purpose of the trip is to either:

• Collect rental income
• Manage, conserve, or maintain your rental property


You must allocate your expenses between rental and non-rental activities. If the

main purpose of the trip is to improve the property, you can’t deduct the cost of

traveling away from home. Claim depreciation to recover improvement costs. To

deduct travel expenses, you must keep records that follow the rules in chapter 5

of Publication 463.