Can you deduct the rent you pay for a property you've leased? Only if it's for your business. That's what land leases are, just rent payment to reside on that land. So the mix answer you are getting is coming from two P.O.V. Coming from the business angle, you can deduct it. At a personal angle, no it's not. That's my two cents. The best way to find out is use TurboTax or some tax software. Do you see an entry for rent payment or lease payment? I haven't seen any on my personal information. But when I do a schedule C for my business, there is a section for my rent paid. Check it for yourself to make sure.