Reporting Rental Loss
For a taxpayer with a passive rental loss, check page 2 of the Form 1040 Instructions for Schedule E to determine if the taxpayer is required to file Form 8582, Passive Activity Loss Limitations. The form summarizes losses and income from all passive activities.
Generally, taxpayers are not required to file Form 8582 if they have:
Completing Form 8582 is out of scope if volunteers are required by software to enter additional data in Form 8582. If any questions arise regarding whether to file or how to complete Form 8582, refer the taxpayer to the IRS or a professional tax preparer.