The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) excludes from an association’s taxable income those amounts which are properly kept and used for capital contributions. In several significant Revenue Rulings, the IRS considered special assessments for major repairs and replacements to be capital contributions in addition to capital contributions to reserve funds from annual assessments.
Preventive maintenance is the regular inspection and repair of equipment and facilities to prevent extensive, costly damage from occurring over time. Preventive maintenance can go a long way toward reducing the overall cost of your condominiums, as large expenditures for repairs and replacements can often be avoided by a careful attention to detail. Following a thorough condominium preventive maintenance checklist can help you to increase the attractiveness of your properties, boost your tenants’ satisfaction and strengthen your profit margins.
Well-maintained condominiums increase owner satisfaction. Inspections
Perform regular inspections on all equipment and facilities that are subject to damage or normal wear and tear. Inspect such things as roofs, pools, insulation, ventilation systems and appliances to ensure that they are operating safely and efficiently. Make inspection a priority among your maintenance staff; create thorough checklists that must be marked off and signed by the inspecting employee, and hold inspectors accountable for the thoroughness of their examinations.
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