Tax Advice for Rental Property Owners

While you're not allowed to deduct principal payments on loans, there are a few tactics you can try to reduce your tax liability

My vacation rental business owns 23 properties on which we make over $200,000 in principal payments annually. Since we make $195,000 in annual profit, every year we end up in the hole financially. We take depreciation on the properties, but it doesn't offset our taxes by much. Is there a way to deduct the principal payments we're making on our properties? —D.P., Cartersville, Ga.

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