Tax Court Allows Rental Loss Deduction to Architect Who Qualified as Real Estate Professional

Investors are limited in their ability to offset income with passive losses, and even real estate investors who “actively participate” in their rentals (through management, capital improvements, selection of tenants, negotiation of leases, etc.) have a maximum $25,000 offset. However, 26 U.S. Code § 469(c)(7) provides special rules for real...

TAX BENEFITS: UTILIZING A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY IN A REAL ESTATE VENTURE.

Date Published: Feb 09 San Francisco Business Times A limited liability company (LLC) combines certain advantages of corporations and partnerships. Like a corporation, an LLC and its members may enjoy asset protection benefits and personal liability protection from its creditors. For taxation purposes, the IRS classifies an LLC as a...

How to deduct unlimited real estate losses against other income while avoiding the pitfalls of tax laws.

Date Published: Dec 08 San Francisco Business Times The Law Offices of Stephen Moskowitz, LLP has seen a major increase in audits and one of the common red flags we are seeing are taxpayers deducting real estate losses against ordinary income. The Internal Revenue Code places constraints on netting real...