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7 Common Tax Mistakes of New Real Estate Investors

Over the years, I have come across thousands of real estate owners and small business owners across the U.S. and have unfortunately witnessed many mistakes that are costing thousands of dollars in over paid taxes. What a shame that so...Show More Summary

IRS Says CBS Can Convert Billboard Business Into A Real Estate Investment Trust

CBS shares are up 1.6% while CBS Outdoor Americas — the billboard company that the broadcaster spun off early this month — is up 6% following the ruling. It means that CBS can save a bundle on taxes later this year when it unloads the 81% interest it still has in the outdoor business. Show More Summary

Compelling Tax Benefits of Real Estate Syndication

Real estate syndication offers passive investors an opportunity to realize current income while increasing equity through forced principal pay down and asset appreciation. These structural advantages help make direct real estate investments an attractive alternative to bonds, stocks or REITS. Show More Summary

Long Beach headed to mayoral runoff; voters approve marijuana tax

Councilman Robert Garcia and real estate investor Damon Dunn held off heavily favored Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal in Tuesday night's Long Beach mayoral election, emerging as the top two candidates who will advance to a runoff.

US Tax Court ruling could save real estate trusts millions

As we’ve discussed many times in this column, anyone who can qualify as a “real estate professional” for federal tax purposes enjoys some unique tax benefits. First, a real estate professional who owns rental property is allowed to deduct an...

When it Comes to Your REI Taxes: Does Crime Pay?

I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by real estate expert Bruce Norris for his radio show recently and I have to admit, I was a nervous wreck.  To make things worse, one of his opening questions to me was “Amanda, does crime pay?”...Show More Summary

3 Often Overlooked Real Estate Tax Breaks

how to minimize what we owe and maximize what we get back on taxes

Loudoun County hosts real estate firms, architects in its $2 million Redskins suite

Loudoun County’s decision to give $2 million in hotel tax revenues to the Washington Redskins over eight years continues to attract attention. Now Jim Barnes reveals in The Post Sunday that county officials have hosted commercial real estate and architecture firms during its one game per year use of a luxury suite at Fed Ex […]

Legal duo drops $41B property tax bomb

Late last month, a pair of lawyers working for Newman Ferrara, a small law firm, set New York's powerful real estate industry on its ear by filing a class-action suit that challenges the basic... To view the full story, click the title link.

Minneapolis puts the brakes on teardowns in five neighborhoods

Minneapolis risks missing out on the “back to the city” trend in real estate if residents fight redevelopment that can help the city add to its tax base,  Steve Berg says in an editorial urging elected officials to lift a...

Exactly how much have property taxes gone up in the State of NoVa? This much

As the economy plummeted in recent years, local politicians responded by raising our real estate property taxes year after year. Now that the economy is recovering, and assessments are rising, Northern Virginia’s local governments are pondering the question of whether it’s time to ease off the gas on tax increases. Post reporters Antonio Olivo and […]

Finding the Right Tax Advisor for Your Real Estate Investments

One of the reasons that people end up paying more than their fair share of taxes is because they simply don’t understand the tax code. Who can blame them though? With hundreds of thousands of pages, the tax code is written in a language all on its own. Show More Summary

China's New Plan: Tax Breaks for Movie Theaters

Sources tell THR the government plans to introduce measures to boost the industry, including tax breaks for real estate companies that put theaters in shopping malls. read more

7 Key Rules About 1031 Exchanges — Before They’re Repealed

Section 1031 of the Tax Code Allows Tax-Free Swaps of Real Estate and other Assets, But Congress Could Repeal It.

3 valuable tax deductions that real estate pros often overlook

Tax deductions are worth a lot. Exactly how much depends, of course, on your top tax bracket. If, for example, you’re in the 28 percent federal income tax bracket, every $100 in deductions will save you $280 in federal income...

It’s Tax Time! Are You “Active” Enough to Get The Best Tax Breaks?

If you are a veteran to investing in real estate, you are already likely aware of some of the bigger benefits that surround this asset class such as the appreciation on a leveraged asset, which improves cash on cash returns, and even...Show More Summary

Real estate ‘invisible engine’ of New York City’s economy

Letting developers build high rise condos and hotels generates jobs, tax revenues, and billions in indirect economic benefits for New York City, according to a report published by the Real Estate Board of New York. “The hope is that the...

Why tax reform proposal would hit the real estate industry from so many directions

The proposal put forward last week by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., to simplify and overhaul the tax code has plenty of enemies, but the real estate industry may have the most at stake in the...

Real Estate, Private Equity Industries Fighting Camp's Tax Plan

Any plan to overhaul the tax code is bound to poke the bee's nest of special interests, as Dave Camp is finding out.

AM Linkage: Rainy Day Activities; Old Ad Discovered in the Richmond; More!

· Proposal to impose tax on real estate speculation receives high marks · Design review board to consider Powhattan housing proposal · 9 ideas for rainy day activities in San Francisco · Uncovered in the Richmond: Old Vess Cola...

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