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Tax Tips for Landlords and Property Investors

There are specific tax rules that apply to landlords and property investors. Learn what these rules are, the special forms you need to fill out and how to make the most of your newfound deductions.

Basics of the Home Office Deduction
If you have an office in your home used for business, you may be able to take the home office deduction. Here are the basics.

What Home Office Expenses Can You Deduct?
Here are the specific home office expenses you may be able to deduct on your taxes. Learn the difference between direct and indirect expenses.

How to Deduct the Home Office Expense
Learn the correct way to deduct any expense for your home office. Learn what you can take a Section 179 deduction on.

What Is the Deduction Limit for a Home Office?
Learn how a deduction limit could impact your ability to deduct all of your home office expenses in the current tax year.

Common Tax Deductions for Landlords
These are common tax deductions every landlord should know. Your ability to make a profit can depend on your ability to understanding all of your deductions.

How to Deduct Travel Expenses on Your Taxes
When a landlord or property investor files their taxes, they are allowed to take certain deductions related to their business travel. Learn what deductions can be taken for local travel and for overnight travel and the proper way to deduct these expenses.

Standard Mileage Rate vs. Actual Expenses
What is the standard mileage rate? What are actual expenses? Learn the difference and how to deduct them on your taxes.

What Records Should I Keep for Tax Purposes?
Keeping good records can help end stress and confusion come tax time. End the question, "What records should I keep?" once and for all. Learn the records to keep, how long to keep them and how to store them.

Improvements vs. Repairs
What is a repair? What is an improvement? Learn how they are different and how to claim them on your taxes.

Schedule E Tax Tips for Landlords
Landlords need to keep extensive records regarding their income and expenses. Learn what you must keep track of and how to properly fill out your Schedule E tax form.

Depreciating Your Real Estate Rental Property
Tax deductions are one of the advantages of owning real estate. The IRS allows you to use the expense of depreciation to offset income generated from the property. Here's how.

Quicken Rental Property Manager
The Quicken Rental Property Manager is marketed as a way for landlords to easily track rental income and expenses. Does it live up to the hype? Read on for product features and the overall product review.

Tenants in Common 1031 Exchange
A Tenants in Common 1031 Exchange can be a great way to defer taxes for investments and make the most of your money. Learn what Tenants in Common is, the types of properties that qualify for a 1031 Exchange and how to structure this type of exchange.

The Mortgage Interest Deduction for a Rental Property
The IRS allows for certain tax deductions which can benefit you as a real estate investor. One such deduction is for the mortgage interest on the property. Learn how to do it and how it can lesson your tax liability.

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