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The Basics of Real Estate Syndication Tax

By Thomas Castelli
June 06, 2019
In this article, we'll be discussing the taxation of syndications from both a limited partner and general partner perspective. General partners typically receive some fees that the limited partners don't, and those fees are taxed differently than...
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Qualifying Property for the 20% Pass-through Deduction

By Brandon Hall
May 30, 2019
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

By Brandon Hall
May 23, 2019
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 Syndicates

By Brandon Hall
May 16, 2019
 
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Real Estate Asset Protection Breakdown: How The Series LLC Structure Pairs Well With Anonymous Trusts

By Thomas Castelli
March 07, 2019
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 idea of whether this tried and true asset protection approach is...
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Understanding Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

By Giana Caliendo
February 28, 2019
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 preserving and expanding the number of affordable...
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Time Is Money: Automating Your Accounting Process

By Kevin Smith
February 21, 2019
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 to minimize your time in the accounting process, so you can concentrate...
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The Secrets To Qualifying As A Real Estate Professional

By Giana Caliendo
February 14, 2019
One of the most popular questions we get from our clients is: “do I qualify as a real estate professional?”
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How To Eliminate Taxes On The Sale Of Your Home

By Giana Caliendo
February 07, 2019
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 residence. If you have a gain on your home, I’m sure you are thinking: “well I...
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What Does It Mean To Get An Extension On Your Taxes?

By Giana Caliendo
January 31, 2019
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 “great, I didn’t have the money to pay for my taxes on 4/15 anyways” or “I didn’t have...
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