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Breaking: Last Minute Tax Changes & Year End Planning for Real Estate Investors

Up until the end of last week, we were all in the dark as to the fate of the tax world. Were we going to get the extensions for the tax benefits or were they all going away in a cloud of smoke? Luckily for us, on Friday afternoon the President finally signed the extenders [...]Show More Summary

The Milsteinian candidate

Adam Milstein, LA real estate mogul, convicted tax felon, and Israeli-American, says American Jews are "naive" about the threat to Israel. So is that why he wants to buy elections on California campuses?

5 Ways to Stay Afloat When an Eventual Real Estate Crash Happens

Our world is massively leveraged. This is not only in total dollars, yen, yuan, or euros; but also in percentage of debt to income, tax revenue, and gross domestic product (GDP). I’m personally not a huge fan of massive financial leverage, but the point of this article isn’t to disparage central bankers around the world. [...]Show More Summary

Tax Dodgers' Lair for Sale, Maybe With Land Mines

If you're currently in the market for real estate, the Guardian has a find for you: a beautiful hillside home on 100 acres in New Hampshire for $250,000. The slight downside: You might run into some explosives in the area. The home used to belong to Ed and Elaine...

City eyes mansion-tax boost

The de Blasio administration is weighing a proposal to capitalize on soaring prices for luxury real estate by raising the so-called mansion tax on top-priced apartment sales, according to The Wall... To view the full story, click the title link.

Conservationists Spend Over $7.16 Million To Get 20% Of The Vote

North Dakotans weren’t in the mood to say “yes” to most of the ballot measures tonight. Every single ballot measure lost, by wide margins, except for Measure 2 to ban taxes on real estate transfers. But perhaps the most devastating of the losses, I’m downright giddy to report, was Measure 5. With nearly 94 percent...

From Jersey Shore To Real Housewives To Real Estate Gurus, Deducting Everything Can Be Tax Evasion

Deducting Everything Can Be Risky. Flashy Reality Stars, Self-Promoters and "Don't Pay Taxes" Evangelists Are Especially Vulnerable.

Detroit developer bids on 6,300 foreclosed properties in auction

``A Detroit real estate developer whose group won a bundle of more than 6,300 properties in a county tax foreclosure auction said on Wednesday he intended to help get low-income residents into fixed up homes and turn vacant lots into community developments.''

Megarich Foreigners To Keep Bleeding NYC Dry

Luxury real estate firms in New York City make a lot of money helping wealthy foreigners exploit the state's tax laws?now some firms overseas want to share in the joy of being richly rewarded middlemen. The Times reports that real estate...Show More Summary

Austrian investor schooled on Detroit housing market

An Austrian man who bought a foreclosed home on Detroit’s east side in 2010 to rent it out recently found himself with no tenant and a $6,000 property tax bill.  Owner Andreas Gindelhuber hired real estate agent Larry Else to...

Toronto Realtors target land transfer tax, question about commissions ‘inappropriate’

The Toronto Real Estate Board likes mayoral candidate Doug Ford’s proposal to slash land transfer taxes by 60 percent over a four-year period. But at a press conference where Ford floated the idea, TREB President Paul Etherington squashed any discussion...

Yes, You DO Need a Real Estate Accountant: Here’s Why

Successful real estate investors are those who do the essential things right. For instance, business structuring, tax preparation and deductions management are vital aspects of the real estate business that must be handled scrupulously. Show More Summary

Pied-à-terre tax fever gives real estate industry chills

The real estate industry last week swam frantically against a tide of support for a tax on pieds-à-terre valued at more than $5 million, arguing it would idle the construction of luxury... To view the full story, click the title lin...

Untaxed billionaires tip of dumb tax policy

When the Fiscal Policy Institute proposed a pied-à-terre tax on the super-luxury apartments of nonresidents, the Real Estate Board of New York claimed it would be an excessive burden. The... To view the full story, click the title l...

Your Complete Guide to the Real Estate Professional Tax Loophole

If you are an investor (which of course you are; otherwise, you would probably not be here on BiggerPockets), you may have already heard of the wonderful tax benefits of being a real estate professional. If you haven’t heard, here is a quick snapshot. Show More Summary

ABA Tax Section Fall CLE Meeting

The ABA Tax Section concludes its three-day Joint Fall CLE Meeting with the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section today in Denver. The full program is here. Tax Profs with speaking roles include: Diversity: Anthony Infanti (Pittsburgh) Employee Benefits: Jon Forman (Oklahoma), Kathryn Kennedy (John Marshall) Exempt Organizations:...

A Real Plutocracy Prevention Act

Senator Bernie Sanders Act Would Bolster Estate Tax and Reduce Inequality French economist Thomas Piketty made a sensation with his bestselling book about inequality, Capital In The Twenty-First Century. Piketty's big solution is for...Show More Summary

3 Reasons You Should LOVE the Home Office Tax Deduction

One of my favorite tax perks available to real estate investors is the home office deduction. Let’s face it, the home office deduction is generally not going to reduce your tax bill down to zero. However, it can still provide you with quite a bit of tax savings if used correctly. Show More Summary

The 7 Deadly Pitfalls that Threaten Real Estate Investors

Strategic real estate investments have resulted in some of the world’s most renowned multi-billionaires. Real estate investors benefit from rental income, capital gains, leverage, tax incentives and inflation resistance. Still, investing in the industry requires immense prudence in order to overcome the huge risks involved. Show More Summary

It's All About Cereal: Tedesco vs. Donovan

County elections may not grab the big headlines but elections do matter. In Bergen County where the number one concern of constituents is always real estate taxes, an important need now is to support Democrat James Tedesco's battle to unseat Republican Kathleen Donovan as County Executive. Show More Summary

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