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 – Why Married Taxpayers Should Consider Filing Separately

Typically, married couples file their Income Taxes using Married Filing Joint status without any thought. For most couples, the combined tax burden of the household will be lower when using Married Filing Joint (MFJ) status vs. using Married Filing Separately (MFS) status, so it makes sense 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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Dallas TX – Why Being in Currently Uncollectable Status with IRS Debt Might be the Perfect Time To File an Offer-In-Compromise

There are times when I have taxpayers come into our Richardson, TX tax office, who are experiencing difficult financial times, often through no fault of their own.  Perhaps they’ve had a death in the family, lost their jobs for an extended period of time, or have had

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Auto Deduction for Real Estate Agents and Other Self Employed Taxpayers

Among the industries and professionals that my Dallas, TX tax firm works with include both Real Estate Investors and Real Estate agents. As independent contractors, real estate professionals often incur substantial out of pocket costs to run their business and those costs include the costs of using

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Plano TX – Have You Received an IRS Final Notice of Intent to Levy? Here’s What You Should Do!

If a Taxpayer has IRS Debt and it gets far enough through the collection process, eventually the IRS will send a Final Notice of Intent to Levy. This will be a different form depending on which section of the IRS is sending the notice, but typically, it is

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