How to Handle Multiple Rental Activities and the 20% Deduction

When you have multiple rental activities, here’s what you need to consider: • Are your rental activities multiple trades or businesses, or one trade or business?• Can you aggregate the rentals for Section 199A purposes? Do you want to?• How does the Section 199A...

Combine Home Sale with the 1031 Exchange

The tax-saving strategy is to combine the tax-avoidance advantage of the principal residence gain exclusion break with the tax-deferral advantage of a Section 1031 like-kind exchange. With proper planning, you can accomplish this tax-saving double play with full IRS...

Audit-Proof Your Time Spent on Rental Properties

Today’s tax law puts your income and deductions into three separate buckets for tax purposes. Each bucket has its own rules and regulations. These are the three buckets: active, passive and portfolio. A real estate rental is automatically in the passive bucket if you...