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Google Suite

How To Use Google Suite To Optimize Your Business!

Google, one of the tech giants leading in innovation for decades, has a long history of working with businesses to stay up-to-date on the latest tools out there, but what

15. Bouncing Back With Matt Theriault

In this episode, we’re joined by Matt Theriault who went from a 7-figure per year income as a music industry executive down to a $7 per hour income bagging groceries

Tax Strategies

Combining Tax Strategies

How Real Estate Investors Combine These Two Tax Strategies to Minimize Their Tax Liability

Back from that Caribbean vacation already? Great, hope you had fun because they’ll be plenty more if you combine these strategies. In previous posts, we discussed cost segregation, depreciation recapture,
cost segregation

Cost Segregation: The Strategy Real Estate Investors Use to Pay Little to No Taxes On Their Investments

Have you ever been caught in the middle of a conversation about how ridiculous it is that wealthy people end up paying so little in taxes? I know I have.
Schedule K-1

What is a Schedule K-1 Form?

What is a Schedule K-1 Form? Schedule K-1 is a tax form you receive from entities such as Partnerships, S corporations, Trusts and Estates. Schedule K-1 reports income, deductions, and

How the 199A Temp Regs Affect The Pass-Through Deduction for Real Estate Investors!

Recently, the IRS released highly anticipated regulations addressing the deduction for up to 20% of qualified business income (QBI) for businesses and pass-through entities. These regulations (Section 199A) are “temporary”

Business Advice

Schedule K-1

What is a Schedule K-1 Form?

What is a Schedule K-1 Form? Schedule K-1 is a tax form you receive from entities such as Partnerships, S corporations, Trusts and Estates. Schedule K-1 reports income, deductions, and

The Checkboxes You Should Review When Considering a Trust Versus LLC For Holding Rental Property

Investors who hold property in their own name risk losing everything in court. But Trusts and Limited Liability Company (LLC) structures can give you some much-needed protection in an industry
Rental Property LLC

The Cons To Consider When Moving Your Rental Property Into An LLC

This is a guest post is brought to you by: Scott Smith, Esq., lead attorney and founder of Royal Legal Solutions. I’ll admit upfront that as an asset protection attorney, I’m

Top 3 Lethal Real Estate Investment Mistakes

Has there ever been a better time to invest in real estate? That’s debatable. As property values skyrocket all across the country, many are wondering if we’ll see another bubble

Accounting

Should Real Estate Investors Be Using Accounting Software?

A lot goes into managing investment properties, from finding those perfect tenants to finding that receipt from Home Depot. But have you found the best way to manage your finances?

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

There are several “it-would-be-a-crime-to-miss-‘em,” easy 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 real

Simplify Your Accounting by Using Separate Bank Accounts

I know I talk about the value of utilizing separate bank accounts quite often, and I may seem like a broken record, but it is only because it is still

Why Recordkeeping is Essential for Landlords

While important for most industries, record keeping for landlords is absolutely critical—among other things, it can keep you out of a major legal snafu! Here, on behalf of The Real

Tools and Technology

Google Suite

How To Use Google Suite To Optimize Your Business!

Google, one of the tech giants leading in innovation for decades, has a long history of working with businesses to stay up-to-date on the latest tools out there, but what

How Landlords Are Using Smartphone Technology to Save Time, Increase Profit, and Reduce Turnover.

This guest post is brought to you by Ed Barone, Co-Founder RentRedi Inc. The Rise of Smartphones Taking advantage of the rise in smartphones and utilizing mobile app technology is helping

Should Real Estate Investors Be Using Accounting Software?

A lot goes into managing investment properties, from finding those perfect tenants to finding that receipt from Home Depot. But have you found the best way to manage your finances?

Introducing Our New Deliverable Management System

If you work with us, you know we’re a tech heavy firm. Actually, we’re a tech only firm. We don’t believe in paper based workflows. As Kevin Smith, an Accounting Wizard

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