Combine Home Sale with the 1031 Exchange

Combine Home Sale with the 1031 Exchange

You don’t often get the opportunity to even consider making a tax-saving double play. But your personal residence combined with a desire for a rental property can provide just such an opportunity. The tax-saving strategy is to combine the tax-avoidance advantage of...
QBI Issue When Your S Corp Is a Partner in a Partnership

QBI Issue When Your S Corp Is a Partner in a Partnership

It’s common to consider making your S corporation (versus yourself) a partner in your partnership: it saves you self-employment taxes. Does this affect your Section 199A deduction? It does. Guaranteed payments are not qualified business income (QBI) for the Section...
Gift Tax

Gift Tax

Gift Tax There is no dollar limit on the amount that one person is allowed to give to another. Gift tax rules do not prohibit a donor from making gifts in excess of the annual exclusion($15,000 for 2019). However, if more than the annual exclusion is given to any one...
Estimated Taxes

Estimated Taxes

The federal income tax is a pay-as-you-go tax. You must pay the tax as you earn or receive income during the year. There are two ways to pay as you go, either by employer withholding or estimated tax payments. Employer withholding. If you are an employee, your...
Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals Income and expenses related to rental of your home, a room in your home, or a vacation home, must be reported on your tax return. Expenses may need to be divided between rental and personal use. Limits apply when deducting rental expenses for a home...