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What Does It Mean To Be An Accredited Investor?


In this article, I will cover what it means to be accredited and why you want to be an accredited investor, especially in the real estate space.
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Qualifying Property for the 20% Pass-through Deduction


Real estate investors have heard a lot about the new 20% pass-through deduction, technically called Section 199A. But will your rentals qualify? In releasing the final regulations on Section 199A, the IRS did clarify that rentals must rise to the...
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How Real Estate Investors Can Boost First Year Depreciation


Real estate is one of the best tax shelters out there, but many landlords don't know how to maximize their write-offs and minimize their taxes.
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Tax and Accounting Tips for Real Estate Syndications


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

By Brandon Hall
January 14, 2019
, By Brandon Hall
January 14, 2019
, By Brandon Hall
January 14, 2019
, By Brandon Hall
January 14, 2019
, By Brandon Hall
January 14, 2019
, By Brandon Hall
January 14, 2019

Whether you’re a brand new investor trying to do it yourself or you have a million dollar portfolio and have a team of professionals, it’s always a good idea to have foundational knowledge of each aspect of your business. I developed this...
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How Land Conservation Easements Can Save High-Income Earners Thousands in Taxes

By Brandon Hall
November 08, 2018

Tax strategies come in all shapes and sizes. Some strategies are simply best practices that every real estate investor should use. Other strategies are hard-hitting and have the potential to save you boatloads of money.
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How the 199A Temp Regs Affect The Pass-Through Deduction for Real Estate Investors!

By Brandon Hall
August 27, 2018

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” and will remain in...
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How Real Estate Investors Can Deduct Travel Expenses

By Brandon Hall
August 24, 2018

I was at a real estate meet-up recently where I overheard an attendee talking about he writes-off the costs of lavish trips for him and his family. He was traveling all over the world and taking a deduction on his tax returns for the associated...
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Depreciation for Your Rental Property: Calculating the Improvement Ratio

By Brandon Hall
August 21, 2018

My wife and I were recently grabbing drinks with a few of our friends and the topic of real estate came up. Sure enough, the conversation swung to tax benefits because hey, that's my thing and they know it.
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Never Put Rental Real Estate in a Corporation

By Brandon Hall
August 19, 2018

Putting real estate inside a corporation sounds sexy. Hall Capital INCORPORATED sounds so much cooler than Hall Capital LLC.  I completely understand why real estate investors get jazzed up when they hear about such an entity structure.
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