Anyone familiar withe the federal tax code regarding gas lease bonuses? We got our bonus at the end of the year (2017)and I made a point to file 4th quarter estimated taxes so I don't get stuck with a penalty. I was wondering if anyone knows for sure whether the bonus is considered rent (as it is reported in the 1099-misc) and therefore, if in a rental agreement I cannot take a deduction for my property taxes as this property is a vacation home? Just wondering if there are others out there with this issue and know haw to file. Thanks up front!