tax credit or deduction for home plumbing repairs to bring to code (inside/outside)

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dmackillop
dmackillop Member Newcomer
edited January 4 in Credits/Deductions

I had to replace plumbing lines, curbstop, water valves, all outside and inside my home to bring them up to code and repair including copper pipe. This required replace part of my sidewalk too (all private property). Is there any credit or deduction that I can take for this?

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  • BradyP
    BradyP FreeTaxUSA Agent
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    Unfortunately, if this is your main home, these expenses cannot be deducted, nor is there a credit that can be claimed.

    If these improvements were made to a rental property, these expenses can be included on your schedule E for the property to reduce your total rents received.

  • dmackillop
    dmackillop Member Newcomer
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    Thank you. The answers to my questions in this community forum have been extremely helpful.