Bradley Beach NJ Vacation and Investment Home Taxes

Continuing with our recent discussion about preparing for tax season, I wanted to spend some time this week covering issues related to paying taxes on vacation homes.  Many homeowners in the Jersey Shore area use their property as a vacation home – but can these homes truly be claimed as vacation properties? This article from answers this and other important questions, such as:

  • When and under what circumstances do I have to pay taxes on rental income?
  • What sort of deductions can owners of rental properties take?
  • If my vacation home is considered a secondary home (not a rental home), what deductions can I take?

 Once you have determined which category your property qualifies as, the chart below gives you a quick overview of what you should expect during tax season:  

Vacation-Home Category Rental Income Deductions Losses
Masters not taxed not available besides mortgage interest and property taxes no tax benefit
Secondary taxed available may possibly report a loss if mortgage interest and property taxes exceed rental income; but can’t carry the loss forward or backward to apply to another tax year.
Rental taxed available can carry losses forward, or back

 Other helpful links on this topic:

To learn more about owning a Bradley Beach vacation home or Jersey Shore real estate, please call me at 732-775-2774 or visit  You may also begin searching the MLS here!


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