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What are the tax benefits of real estate investment?

Posted by William Byrnes on February 5, 2014


Q. In general, what are the tax benefits of real estate investment?

What limitations may restrict enjoyment of those benefits?

As a general rule, an investor takes the same deductions and credits and recognizes income whether the investor owns the property directly or has an interest in a limited partnership that “passes through” the deductions, credits, and income. However, …..

For the three-page analysis of Income, Interest, Taxes, Credits, Depreciation, Deductions, Limitations, and other issues, read William Byrnes and Robert Bloink of Tax Facts Online on > Think Advisor <

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2014 Tax Facts on Investments provides clear, concise answers to often complex tax questions concerning investments.  Pertinent planning points are provided throughout.

Organized in a convenient Q&A format to speed you to the information you need, 2014 Tax Facts on Investments delivers the latest guidance on:

  • Mutual Funds, Unit Trusts, REITs
  • Incentive Stock Options
  • Options & Futures
  • Real Estate
  • Stocks, Bonds
  • Oil & Gas
  • Precious Metals & Collectibles
  • And much more!

Key updates for 2014:

  • Important federal income and estate tax developments impacting investments, including changes from the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
  • Expanded coverage of Reverse Mortgages
  • Expanded coverage of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • More than 30 new Planning Points, written by practitioners for practitioners, in the following areas:
    • Limitations on Loss Deductions
    • Charitable Gifts
    • Reverse Mortgages
    • Deduction of Interest and Expenses
    • REITs

Plus, you’re kept up-to-date with online supplements for critical developments.  Written and reviewed by practicing professionals who are subject matter experts in their respective topics, Tax Facts is the practical resource you can rely on.

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Obama Tax Compromise Provides 100 Percent Bonus Depreciation of Business Assets Through 2011

Posted by William Byrnes on January 27, 2011


Although some items purchased by a business can be written off 100% for income tax purposes in the year of purchase, many types of property are not eligible to be deducted fully in the year they are purchased.  The tax deduction for purchase of a piece of depreciable property is spread out over the life of the property.

Each year during the depreciation period the business is allowed to take a tax deduction for some portion of the purchase price of the property. The Tax Relief Act includes a provision allowing 100% bonus depreciation for some business assets.  It also extends for an additional year the 50% bonus depreciation provisions previously scheduled to expire at the end of 2011.  Read this complete analysis of the impact at AdvisorFX (sign up for a free trial subscription with full access to all of the planning libraries and client presentations if you are not already a subscriber).

 

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