“I’ve heard conflicting information on whether or not mobile home lot rent is tax-deductible. What’s the verdict?”

– Chase O. (32), Albany, NY


The complete answer is somewhat complex. However, in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), mobile home lot rent is typically not tax-deductible as a personal expense. Generally, the IRS does not consider rent as a deductible expense for primary residences, whether they are traditional or manufactured housing.

In some cases, lot rent may be deductible as a business expense; for instance, if you rent out the structure or use it as a workplace. Nevertheless, this usually requires meeting specific IRS criteria, and you should review it with a tax professional before claiming the expense. In addition, park owners can deduct lot rent expenses such as property taxes and utilities since they are business expenses for operating the park.

That said, these are the guidelines provided by the IRS, and there may be exceptions at the state level. Some states may offer deductions or credits as part of their state income tax laws, so you should check your state’s tax regulations for any potential deductions related to mobile home lot rent.

For more information, you should consult with a tax professional to determine whether you qualify for any deductions in your specific situation. Tax laws can change over time and vary by jurisdiction, and a tax professional can provide you with personalized advice.


  • The IRS does not consider lot rent tax-deductible as personal expense.
  • Exceptions exist for lot rent as a business expense.
  • Exceptions may exist for state income taxes.
  • Consult with a tax professional.