The IRS has clarified the new tax law and its impact on rental properties.  Originally the wording stated that small businesses and REIT’s would get the 20% pass through but for owners of residential rental properties it was unclear.  They have now issued guidance and if you treat your properties like a business and spend over 250 hours annually on them (client service, collecting rent, repairs, etc) then you meet the safe harbor test to deduct 20% of net rental income from passing through to your tax return.

More info here:  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-19-07.pdf

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