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Examples of Improvements

Below are examples of improvements that can be deducted. Caution: work you do (or have done) on your home that does not add much to either the value or the life of the property, but rather keeps the property in good condition is considered a repair, not an improvement.

Additions
  • bedroom
  • bathroom
  • deck
  • garage
  • porch
  • patio
Lawn and Grounds
  • landscaping
  • driveway
  • walkway
  • fence
  • retaining wall
  • sprinkler system
  • swimming pool
Miscellaneous
  • Storm windows, doors
  • new roof
  • central vacuum
  • wiring upgrades
  • satellite dish
  • security system
Heating and Air conditioning
  • heating system
  • central air conditioning
  • furnace
  • duct work
  • central humidifier
  • filtration system
Plumbing
  • Septic system
  • water heater
  • soft water system
  • filtration system
Interior Improvements
  • built in appliances
  • kitchen modernization
  • flooring
  • wall to wall carpeting
Insulation
  • attic
  • walls, floor
  • pipes, duct work

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