Rental Property Tip: Add a New Roof, Deduct the Old One

The IRS in its repair regulations gives you a partial disposition election that benefits you when you replace a structural component such as a roof on your office building or rental property. Previously, when you replaced a structural component such as a roof, the old roof’s remaining depreciation continued on your books, an ugly result. […]

Self-Employment Taxes for Partnerships and LLCs?

Here’s a question: Does a member of a limited liability company (LLC) or a partner in a partnership have to pay self-employment taxes (Social Security and Medicare tax) on the member’s or partner’s share of the entity’s income? Incredibly, the answer is not always clear. If you are a general partner in a general partnership, […]

Converting Your Partnership into an S Corporation Tax-Free

Let’s say you’re considering converting your partnership into an S corporation. The reason might be to reduce exposure for you and the other owners to Social Security and Medicare taxes, which come in the form of the self-employment tax for partners. Specifically, each partner’s share of net partnership income is usually fully exposed to the […]

Deducting Start-Up Costs For Your Rental Property

Are you interested in becoming a commercial or residential landlord? If so, you’ll likely have to shell out plenty of money before ever collecting a dime in rent. The tax code treats some of those monies as start-up expenses. Start-up expenses are some of the costs you incur before you offer a property for rent. […]

The Limitations on IRS Audits and Tax Assessments

IRS Audits and Tax Assessments

Nobody wants to spend their whole life looking over their shoulder, wondering if the IRS will audit them. Luckily, there is a statute of limitations on IRS audits and tax assessments. Once the limitations period expires, the IRS can’t audit your return or assess any additional tax. You may have heard that the statute of […]

IRAs For Young Adults: The Basics

As we navigate the complexities of financial planning, one opportunity stands out for young adults: individual retirement accounts (IRAs). With the 2023 tax-year contributions deadline fast approaching, on April 15, 2024, now is the perfect time to consider how you can leverage an IRA. Traditional and Roth IRAs: A Brief Overview Both traditional and Roth […]

Qualified Improvement Property: What You Need to Know

You need to think about the sale of your rental property when you claim depreciation on your qualified improvement property (QIP). Gains may be subject to higher-than-expected tax rates due to Sections 1245 and 1250 ordinary income recapture and other factors. Planning your depreciation methods can significantly impact your current tax liabilities and long-term taxable […]

5 Tax Tips For 2020 Tax Season

2018 and 2019 were big years for tax changes. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act had major implications for individuals and businesses. In 2020, overall, we will see much less change but it’s important to ensure you’re taking advantage of these changes properly in 2020. Here are 5 tax tips for 2020 tax season to […]

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