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Understanding Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

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..

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How To Eliminate Taxes On The Sale Of Your Home

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..

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

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 ..

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

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..

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

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

Whether you’re a brand new investor trying to do it yourself or you have a million dollar portfolio and have a team of..

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Who Said You Can't Deduct HELOC Interest? - Interest Tracing Explained

Who Said You Can't Deduct HELOC Interest? - Interest Tracing Explained

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..

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How to Structure Your Next Vacation as a Tax Write Off?

How to Structure Your Next Vacation as a Tax Write Off?

Does that title sound a bit too good to be true?  

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What Documents Do I Need to Provide my Tax Preparer?

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!

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The Tax Implications of Owning Rental Property

The Tax Implications of Owning Rental Property

Investing in real estate is a tax shelter, which is why many successful and wealthy people invest in real estate.  If you..

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What Are the Tax Implications for Limited Partners (LPs) of Real Estate Syndications?

What Are the Tax Implications for Limited Partners (LPs) of Real Estate Syndications?

So you're considering an investment as a Limited Partner (LP) in a real estate syndication. Before you invest, there's a..

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