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The Real Estate CPA Blog is the most up-to-date resource for real estate investors looking for tax, accounting, business operations, and investing advice.

Our experts have real-world experience that they share through their writing.

The Real Estate CPA Accounting Service Offerings in 2020

By Kristina Mueller
June 17, 2020
Successful investors focus on the highest and best use of their time by delegating or outsourcing day-to-day tasks, like bookkeeping, to a partner who will not only help maintain, but also improve their operations.
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The 2020 Ultimate Guide to IRS Schedule E for Real Estate Investors

By Brandon Hall
June 08, 2020
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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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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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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How To Account For Earnest Money Deposits

By Nathan Langdon
October 18, 2018
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.
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Accounting Technologies We’re Using at The Real Estate CPA – Part 1

By Kevin Smith
October 04, 2018
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 to you as a real estate investor. That's because strategic use of...
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Should Real Estate Investors Be Using Accounting Software?

By Ashley Stafford
August 10, 2018
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?
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The Low-Hanging Fruit: The “Easy” Tax Deductions

By Brandon Hall
November 22, 2017
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 estate investor tax deductions you won’t...
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Simplify Your Accounting by Using Separate Bank Accounts

By Brandon Hall
September 13, 2017
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 one of the easiest suggestions I can make to my clients to take the accounts from stressful to...
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Why Recordkeeping is Essential for Landlords

By Brandon Hall
September 07, 2017
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 Estate CPA, I provide reasons why keeping records is so essential...
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