Don't mess with the IRS until after it is "gone"
We should abolish this unnecessary government department. Just pay a flat tax, but that won't happen for a while, if ever. I don't have an answer, but a question.
When you bought the properties were there 2 deeds and property descriptions? If so, how did you get 1 mortgage on 2 properties? That seems to be a serious issue for taxes, both state, local and Federal and book keeping.
I don't know how any CPA could keep track of that deal, especially with one as a rental .... :frown2:
The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)