It can be a grueling year for the parent also. Enjoy the show; you both earned it.
The VA tax authorities can take no consolation from the fact that you may be paying an equal amount of tax to UT in lieu of paying it to VA.
And your heirs' tax bracket may be higher than yours.
Or, depreciation is like getting an annual partial refund of your initial capital investment, which increases the leverage quotient. This is not the OPs situation, but I think most RE investors look at it that way.