Ask Brian: What Advanced Tax Benefits are Available to Real Estate Investors?

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question from Elizabeth in MS: Hello Brian, I have a full-time job with a part-time real estate investment business on the side.

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Home Office Tax Deductions in the 2020 Pandemic

After everything that we went through in 2020, you might think that working from home entitles you to a generous home office deduction on your 2020 IRS Tax Return. But that is only going to happen for some of the people who are expecting it. According to the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, nearly

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Top 4 Ways to Cut The Inheritance Tax

When a person dies, their closest family not only has to cope with their loss but also to deal with a lot of formalities. For example, they need to take care of the probate advance and the inheritance tax.  An inheritance tax should be properly distinguished from an estate tax, according to the international tax

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2019 Year End Tax Savings Tips for Real Estate Investors

Don’t just think of tax time as a few weeks in April. Of course, you should work on tax savings all year long but the end of the year can have the most impact for investors, landlords, property owners, and vacation property owners. There are actions you want to take before December 31 that you’ll

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Seattle considers tax on Uber and Lyft to fund affordable housing

Lawmakers in Seattle are considering imposing a 51-cent tax on ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft, which would be used to finance new affordable housing and transportation projects. The proposed new tax, which still needs to be approved by the City Council, would come into effect next July, the Seattle Times reported. Seattle Mayor

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Home Office Tax Deductions

It’s not only real estate agents and investors that frequently work from home. According to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24% of employed people now do some or all of their work at home. If you’re eligible, a home office deduction can save you big bucks at tax time. Your home office

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Tax Season – Hiring a CPA

You’re probably fully aware of the major tax code changes that congress enacted in 2017 that took effect in 2018. As a real estate investor, you should have made changes to your tax strategy at the beginning of last year but if you didn’t now is the time to take action. This may be the

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Important Changes to Your 2018 Commercial Real Estate Tax Strategy

As you would expect, the tax changes that took effect in 2018 are different for commercial real estate than for residential. Residential related changes were previously highlighted in the article “Have You Updated Your 2018 Tax Strategy?” Here, we take a look at significant changes that commercial investors need to be aware of with insight

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Have You Updated Your 2018 Tax Strategy?

It’s more than half way through the tax year and this is the year that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) took affect. These tax code

Big tax hikes impact commercial properties

Steep rises in property taxes are affecting commercial and multifamily properties across the U.S. due to assessors resetting values at higher levels than before, according to a report in the National Real Estate Investor.

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