Plano TX – Are you aware that there are exceptions to Being Taxed on Cancelled Debt? Here’s a List of Them.

As I wrote a week ago, in general, if you borrow money and you are legally obligated to repay that debt at a future date, and if that debt is forgiven in full or in part, the cancelled debt becomes taxable income to you. I also discussed

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Richardson TX – Starting a New Business? Tips Every New Business Should Follow.

Starting a business is exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time. Our Tax firm is in Richardson, TX, and every day, there are hundreds of new businesses being formed in the DFW area. The process of starting a new business can be intimidating and the “to

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Plano TX – Now is the Time To Finish Tax Planning for 2019

It’s always a good idea to look for ways to minimize your tax liability. Taking advantage of opportunities before the year comes to a close is a smart move. Here are a few things to think about: Are you making the maximum contribution to your §401(k), IRA

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Plano TX – Selling Your Home? Find Out If You’ll Owe Tax on the Sale!

Each year, clients either come into our Richardson, TX tax office and ask if they need to pay taxes on the sale of their residence, call concerned about taxation on the Sale of their personal residence, or make an assumption that income on the Sale of a

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Plano TX – Does Rental Real Estate Income Qualify for the QBI Deduction?

In December of 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) introduced a new “Qualified Business Income Deduction” (QBID) under IRS Section 199A. The QBID provided a deduction of up to 20% of qualifying income on the tax return and enable major tax savings to small business

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Plano TX – Loss Limitations for Real Estate Investors

In this week’s installment in our series of taxation and investing in Real Estate we will discuss allowable loss limitations on Real Estate Investments. Real Estate investing is well known as having the ability to generate non-cash losses that may be deductible against other income for the

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Plano TX – What does the IRS Consider to be a Real Estate Professional and the Impact on Taxes

In this week’s installment in our series of taxation and investing in Real Estate we will discuss who qualifies as a Real Estate Professional in the eyes of the IRS and what does it mean to be a Real Estate Professional.   Generally, if I ask any taxpayer

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Plano TX – Tax Deductible Expenses for Real Estate Rental Properties

Last week we covered reporting Rental Real Estate activities on tax returns. This week we’ll give an overview of Expenses. Next week, we will cover depreciation separately and we will continue to cover various topics pertaining to Rental Real Estate over the coming weeks. In general, the

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Frisco TX Real Estate – What To Do If My Client has an IRS Tax Lien on Their Property

When taxpayer’s come into our Richardson, TX tax office and have IRS Debt, IRS Liens are often the major issue they are working to resolve, either preventing a tax lien from being placed on their assets or removing an IRS Lien that exists. It’s much easier to achieve prevent one to

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Plano TX – Reporting Real Estate Income on your Tax Return

Last week we covered the general rules around reporting rental Real Estate activities on tax returns.  This week we’ll begin to dive into more specific issues related to income tax reporting for Real Estate Investors, by covering the reporting of income on rentals.  Today, we’ll cover income

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