The Desirable (Yet Complex) Real Estate Professional Classification
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The Desirable (Yet Complex) Real Estate Professional Classification

Being a real estate professional has its tax advantages, And the average landlord does not want to pass it up. But misusing the classification can unravel expected tax consequences. Investing in rental real estate can be a l... Thomas J. Williams, EA, and Iris K. Palma, JD

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Tax Implications of Owning Vacation Rental Property

One of the greatest feelings is being on vacation. At some point in our lives, we seek to travel to a special place to enjoy time away from work and the daily routines of life where we can relax and explore a place that we have dreamed about. Many people fall in love with their vacation destinations, and they want to come back to them on a regular basis. Some are fortunate and wise to purchase a place to live at one or several of these locati... Anthony Santullo, EA

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The Grand Parent Tax

GST is imposed on a direct transfer of property to a grandchild that would otherwise be subject to two levels of estate taxation if first taxed as part of the parent’s estate. It is then transferred from parent to child, taxed as part of the child’s estate, and finally transferred to the grandchild. To ensure that such transfers do not entirely escape two levels of taxation, assets conveyed are subject to GST at the time they are tran... Monica Haven, EA, JD, LLM

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Up in the Air with IRD

25 January• February 2016 B January• February 2016 26 In short, IRD is income that had been earned by a taxpayer prior to his death but that had not yet been paid to him. 27 January• February 2016 January• February 2016 28 29 January• February 2016 January• February 2016 30 SOURCE OF INCOME NOTES REGARDING IRD TREATMENT ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE Uncollected sales proceeds from pre-death sales of c... Monica Haven, EA, JD, LLM