Tax Mistakes That Often Trigger an Audit

Feb 22, 2018

You can view the corresponding infographic by clicking here. Audit—it’s a scary word for every tax-paying citizen, but, fear not! Audits are relatively infrequent, and there are specific mistakes you can avoid to greatly reduce the chance of that dreaded IRS letter in the mail. Here, on behalf of The Real Estate CPA, I detail the […]

Pros and Cons of a 1031 Exchange

Jan 19, 2018

A 1031 Exchange allows real estate investors to defer the capital gains tax and use the full proceeds from a sale towards the purchase of another property. What is a 1031 Exchange? A 1031 Exchange is derived from IRC Section 1031, which states states: No gain or loss shall be recognized on the exchange of […]

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Advertise Your Rentals Now!  The BARRRR method vs the BRRRR method

Jan 3, 2018

You can view the corresponding infographic by clicking here. Once upon a time, the BRRRR Method was the end-all-be-all way of maximizing your real estate buying power. But now, a new and more effective addition has been made to this method: the introduction of the “A,” which stands for advertising. Now, using the BARRRR Method, you […]

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How Real Estate Investing Reduces Your Tax Rate

Dec 18, 2017

Investors dive into real estate for a variety of reasons. Some want to build wealth and others want to hold a tangible asset. Most investors agree that, while supplemental, they invest in real estate to reduce their tax burden. 

Short Term Rentals: Two Big Wins From The Republican Tax Bill

Dec 7, 2017

Short-Term Rental Entrepreneurs- we have some great news for you: The recent GOP Tax legislation has resulted in two tax benefits for your operation, in addition to the laundry list of benefits seen by all types of landlords.  The benefits are: 100% business expensing 25 year depreciation on non-residential property Let’s delve a bit further […]

The Low-Hanging Fruit: The “Easy” Tax Deductions

Nov 22, 2017

You can view the corresponding infographic by clicking here. There are several easy, it-would-be-a-crime-to-miss-‘em tax deductions that every real estate investor should know about. What are they? I’ve got them all right here for you, all your tried-and-true tax deductions you won’t want to forget come tax time. Home Office Deduction Home offices not only make […]

How to Invest in Real Estate with Your Retirement Funds – Part II

Oct 26, 2017

This is a guest post from our friends over at Sense Financial. You can check them out here: https://www.sensefinancial.com/ See Part I here: http://www.therealestatecpa.com/2017/10/19/invest-real-estate-retirement-funds/ “Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the […]

How to Invest in Real Estate With Your Retirement Funds – Part I

Oct 19, 2017

This is a guest post from our friends over at Sense Financial. You can check them out here: https://www.sensefinancial.com/ “Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait.” ~ Will Rogers, Actor As an asset class, real estate enjoys a history unlike any other modern investments, dating back centuries. In the good old times, […]

Are Your Flips Subject To Self Employment Taxes?

Sep 21, 2017

House flipping can be one of the most profitable and popular forms of real estate investing. There’s a reason why flips are one of the most popular genres of TV. According to a recent report by ATTOM Data Solutions, the percentage of house sales that were flips doubled between 2015 and 2016, and was at […]