I used Turbo Tax Premier for 2012, and I have just completed my tax forms for 2013 using Turbo Tax Deluxe. It imported the numbers from the previous tax return, the only number that changed was that I had it rented for 10 months in 2012, and for the whole year in 2013. This year my depreciation expense for the rental property increased by 60% over last year. It seems strange if two more months of depreciation makes that much of a difference. Is there a reasonable explanation for this?
You need to sift through the return to uncover the source of this discrepancy. You are correct, a rental put in service for 10 months with have 5/6 the depreciation of a full year. Something else is going on.