Special Issue: 2014 Tax Planning Roundup

What's Inside Planning: Year-End Investment Tax Planning Year-End Charitable Tax Planning Year-End Family Tax Planning Year-End Retirement Tax Planning Year-End Estate Tax Planning Year-End Business Tax Planning Tax Calendar Dear Client, Colleague, or Tax Enthusiast, Having just finished the extended 2013 tax filing season, we are aware of the very...

U.S. Tax Effects of Treaties in the Context of Foreign Investment in the U.S.

Introduction Foreign investors in the U.S. tend to have the same goals as their U.S. counterparts. Like U.S. taxpayers, foreign investors seek to minimize their income tax liabilities associated with their U.S. real estate and business investments. However, foreign investor’s objectives are clouded by the fact that they are not...

UNLIMITED LOSS DEDUCTIONS FOR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

Owning rental property may yield large financial gains in healthy markets.  Recently, however, fluctuations in the real estate and housing markets have produced conditions which can lead to great financial losses.  Because owning real estate is considered a “passive activity” by the tax code, there are certain restrictions and limitations...

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...