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40. Understanding Real Estate Syndication Law and More with Kim Lisa Taylor, Esq.

In this episode, we’re joined by real estate syndication attorney Kim Lisa Taylor to discuss just about everything you need to know regarding syndication law, including when an offering becomes

39. Who Said All HELOC Interest Is No Longer Tax Deductible?

Many of our clients ask whether or not HELOC interest is still tax deductible under The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The answer is that it depends. In this episode,

Tax Strategies

Understanding Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is a complex and very important tool that Congress enacted to encourage private development of affordable housing. LIHTC has been a key component of

How To Eliminate Taxes On The Sale Of Your Home

Thinking about selling your personal residence, but afraid about the tax you may have to pay? In most cases, you do not usually pay taxes when you sell your personal

What Does It Mean To Get An Extension On Your Taxes?

Many people think a tax extension is going to solve all their problems. Your CPA tells you they are extending your return – in your mind, you may be thinking
Tax Deductions vs Credits

What’s the Difference Between a Tax Credit and a Tax Deduction?

Tax credits and tax deductions are not the same. They both help in reducing your tax liabilities, but in different ways. Tax credits provide a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your income

Business Advice

Real Estate Asset Protection Breakdown: How The Series LLC Structure Pairs Well With Anonymous Trusts

As far as asset protection planning goes, using the Series LLC alongside Anonymous Land Trusts can provide some of the most extensive coverage the law allows. To give you an

The Secrets To Qualifying As A Real Estate Professional

One of the most popular questions we get from our clients is: “do I qualify as a real estate professional?”   The real estate professional status allows passive losses to

Accelerate Growth in Your IRA with Mortgaged Rental Properties

Investing in rental property is one of the more popular options for those with a self-directed IRA.  Real estate is a solid asset with intrinsic value and can produce income
tax prep checklist real estate

What Documents Do I Need to Provide my Tax Preparer?

Take the stress out of filing your taxes by hiring an accountant to prepare your return! If CPAs could gather all your documents for you, we would! But unfortunately we

Accounting

Time Is Money: Automating Your Accounting Process

We love accounting, however, we do recognize it is a support activity for real estate entrepreneurs; albeit an important one!  With that being said, you’ll want to find a way
IRS Schedule E for Real Estate Investors

The 2019 Ultimate Guide to IRS Schedule E for Real Estate Investors

Whether you do it yourself or hire a CPA, real estate investors need to understand how to report rental property on IRS Schedule E. Our guide will help.

Accounting Technologies We’re Using at The Real Estate CPA – Part 2: Tech on the Radar

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the accounting technologies we’re currently using at The Real Estate CPA. In this part, we’ll discuss accounting technologies that are currently on our
Earnest Money Deposit

How To Account For Earnest Money Deposits

If you buy real estate, odds are you have paid an Earnest Money Deposit at some point in time. And if you haven’t yet, then you will eventually. What is

Tools and Technology

Accounting Technologies We’re Using at The Real Estate CPA – Part 2: Tech on the Radar

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the accounting technologies we’re currently using at The Real Estate CPA. In this part, we’ll discuss accounting technologies that are currently on our

Accounting Technologies We’re Using at The Real Estate CPA – Part 1

The entire landscape of the accounting industry is changing due to the rapid emergence of new technology. This is great for us as accountants, but it is also greatly beneficial
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

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