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

By Giana Caliendo
January 24, 2019
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 tax liability. For example, if you have a tax credit of...
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Who Said You Can't Deduct HELOC Interest? - Interest Tracing Explained

By Thomas Castelli
January 10, 2019
So you're finally ready to head to the bank and get a home equity line of credit (HELOC) and put a down payment on a rental property. But you keep hearing that HELOC interest is no longer tax deductible thanks to The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).
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How to Structure Your Next Vacation as a Tax Write Off?

By Nathan Langdon
January 03, 2019
Does that title sound a bit too good to be true?  
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Accelerate Growth in Your IRA with Mortgaged Rental Properties

By Thomas Castelli
December 28, 2018
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 both through cash flow and appreciation.  This makes rental property...
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What Documents Do I Need to Provide my Tax Preparer?

By Giana Caliendo
December 20, 2018
Take the stress out of filing your taxes by hiring an accountant to prepare your return!
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The Tax Implications of Owning Rental Property

By Billy Withers
December 13, 2018
Investing in real estate is a tax shelter, which is why many successful and wealthy people invest in real estate.  If you are reading this blog, you know where to look to find how to minimize your tax burden and keep more of your money in your...
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What Are the Tax Implications for Limited Partners (LPs) of Real Estate Syndications?

By Thomas Castelli
December 08, 2018
So you're considering an investment as a Limited Partner (LP) in a real estate syndication. Before you invest, there's a number of factors to consider, including taxes. In this article, we'll discuss the tax implications you need to be aware of...
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Flipping Houses in an IRA… the Right Way

By Thomas Castelli
November 29, 2018
Self-directed IRA and Solo 401(k) Plans are very popular with real estate investors.  Such plans allow an investor to put their tax-sheltered retirement savings to work investing in what they know instead of being limited to financial products.
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What Are the Tax Implications for General Partners (GPs) of Real Estate Syndications?

By Thomas Castelli
November 21, 2018
As a General Partner (GP) in a syndication, you receive multiple streams of income. The question then becomes, how are these different streams of income taxed? And what can be done to mitigate these taxes? Well, in this post we'll discuss just that!
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Accounting Technologies We’re Using at The Real Estate CPA – Part 2: Tech on the Radar

By Kevin Smith
November 15, 2018
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 radar.
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