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5 Strategies to Make Your Summer Vacation a Real Estate Tax Write-Off

by Amanda Han June 5, 2014
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As an investor, I love looking at houses where-ever I go. In fact, I am probably like most investors that always have real estate on the mind. Whether traveling to look for properties or managing properties while on the road, a portion of all of my travel trips undoubtedly involve some sort of “work” related […]

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The Top 10 Bookkeeping Mistakes Real Estate Investors Can’t Afford to Make

by Amanda Han May 8, 2014
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Hi everyone! As a real estate investor, more than likely your time is very limited therefore you have to be very wise on exactly how you spend your time. With everything your have on your plate, bookkeeping is not a likely contender to be anywhere near the first page of your long list. This is common […]

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7 Common Tax Mistakes of New Real Estate Investors

by Amanda Han April 17, 2014
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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 much money just going to waste and in Uncle Sam’s pocket! Let’s take some time […]

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Finding the Right Tax Advisor for Your Real Estate Investments

by Amanda Han March 13, 2014
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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. If you think I’m joking, you should […]

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Real Estate Investing

How to Use Real Estate to Retire Better Than Your Neighbor…

by Jeff Brown March 4, 2014
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There’s an almost universal misperception that the every day American family simply can’t arrive at retirement with more money than they ever made on the job. I’m here to tell you that is a fallacy, at least in my experience. Don’t get me wrong, the lower the income the longer it takes and the lower […]

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6 Reasons You Should Consider Filing an Extension for Your 2013 Taxes (Score One for Procrastinators!)

by Amanda Han February 27, 2014
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In just a few more weeks the tax deadline will be here! Are you ready? Every year around this time I get a lot of calls from clients who don’t know whether they should hurry and get all their tax documents together or if they should just file for extension and then have the entire […]

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Who is a Dependent? It Depends!

by Amanda Han February 21, 2014
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This week, we wanted to share with you a question that we have been getting quite frequently over the past several weeks now that it is tax time. With everyone getting ready to file 2013 taxes, the question we have been getting is: Who can I claim as my dependent on my tax return? Before […]

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New Tax Developments for California and California Related LLCs

by Amanda Han February 7, 2014
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I wanted to first let you know that this article is not for everyone as it specifically addresses CA related issues. So who should read this article? You may want to read this if You are a CA resident, or You are thinking about becoming a CA resident, or You have a CA LLC, or […]

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9 Timely Tips for a Stress Free Tax Season

by Amanda Han January 22, 2014
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AH!!! It’s that time of the year again when we need to start filing our taxes.  Instead of procrastinating or stressing about the hassles of tax time, we put together a few tips that you may want to consider to keep things as easy and as painless as possible this year. They are designed to […]

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Old Cars, Baseball Cards, and Real Estate?

by Steve Cook January 10, 2014
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Why does tax law treat real estate investing the same as investing in old cars, baseball cards, antique dolls, coins and Hummel plates? People have been investing in land since time immemorial, long before stock markets existed.  Until lately, real estate has been a low profile, low risk way to accumulate wealth.  The housing crash […]

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Tax Lien Investing: The Top Three Risks That can Derail Your Profits!

by Ankit Duggal December 18, 2013
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As 2013 comes to a close, I like taking the week after Christmas sitting in my favorite coffee shops plotting my investment strategy for the upcoming year. As I sit sipping my favorite latte typically something with chocolate or mocha I try to sketch out the risks in the asset classes that I would like […]

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Tax Savvy Holiday Ideas for 2013!

by Amanda Han December 4, 2013
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With cold weather settling in, colorful lights shining bright and the crisp fresh smell of burning wood coming from the chimneys, it is safe to say the holiday season is upon us! With all the excitement in the air, it’s hard to believe anyone in their right mind would even think about taxes. Of course […]

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Taxmaggedon: What Does it Mean for 2013?

by Amanda Han October 1, 2013
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Last year around tax time, the New York Times reported a chilling prediction for 2013. The report calculated that taxes will increase by thousands of dollars for many American families. Well, believe it or not that prediction has come true! Most Americans are aware that the U.S deficit is growing at an alarming rate, so […]

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Why You Should Avoid Tax Deferred Exchanges Whenever Possible

by Jeff Brown August 21, 2013
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My first few dozen tax deferred exchanges were in the days before what’s now called the delayed exchange — or back in the dinosaur days, a Starker exchange. You think they’re fun now? Try closing all properties involved in the same moment in time, at least virtually. The pretty phrase used back then was simultaneous […]

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Top Ten Income Tax Benefits For Real Estate Investors

by Kevin Perk April 15, 2013
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It is tax day, April 15th.  A good time to remind people that it is not about what you make, it is about what you get to keep. One of the best things about being a real estate investor is the many federal income tax advantages that are available.  Real estate investing lets you keep […]

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