J.K. Lasser's Real Estate Investor's Tax Edge: Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 16, 2009 - Business & Economics - 272 pages

Top tax guidance for today's turbulent real estate market

Despite the downturn in the real estate market, savvy investors can continue to capture profits by using money-saving tax strategies.

In The Real Estate Investor's Tax Edge, authors Scott Estill and Stephanie Long provide all of the necessary tax planning techniques to lower your tax bill and fully capitalize upon your real estate investments. In addition to this, you'll learn how to protect your assets and avoid losses in a down market through smart tax planning strategies. Containing the most updated tax law information, and offering tax-planning tips geared toward today's real estate market, this reliable resource is a complete guide to managing your real estate taxes.

  • Outlines effective strategies for legally reducing the impact of taxes on your real estate assets
  • Offers detailed coverage of the newest tax laws and rules affecting real estate
  • Focuses on tax smart techniques for making the most of your real estate investments

In today's volatile real estate market, it's important to make the most of your assets by paying the legal minimum in taxes-no more and no less. The Real Estate Investor's Tax Edge will show you how to achieve this goal, and put you in a better position to profit during even the most difficult of times.

 

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Contents

Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed Chapter 1 Understanding Capital Gains
1
Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed Chapter 2 Your Personal Residence
23
Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed Chapter 3 Deductions for Rental Property
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Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed Chapter 4 LikeKind Exchanges and Section 1031
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Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed Chapter 5 The Dealer Issue
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Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed Chapter 6 Installment Sales
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Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed Chapter 7 Passive Activity Rules Related to Real Estate
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Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed Chapter 8 Trusts Trusts Trusts
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Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed Chapter 10 Depreciation Issues with Real Estate
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Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed Chapter 11 Business Entities and Real Estate Investors
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Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed Conclusion
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Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed Appendix A IRS Tax Forms
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Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed Appendix B Checklists and Forms
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Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed Notes
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Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed About the Authors
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Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed Index
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Top Secret Strategies of Millionaires Exposed Chapter 9 Individual Retirement Accounts
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About the author (2009)

Scott M. Estill, Esq., is a Partner at Estill & Long, LLC, where he specializes in advising business owners on the business and tax law issues that they may encounter. A former senior trial attorney for the IRS, he has counseled thousands on tax techniques and is nationally recognized as one of the top tax advisors in the country. Estill is also Vice President of REITS, Inc., and President of Tax Strategies and Solutions, companies that provide educational services to both business owners and real estate investors.

Stephanie F. Long, Esq., is a Partner at Estill & Long, LLC. In addition to providing tax planning and business advice, she advises clients who are experiencing issues with the IRS or their state taxing agencies. A frequent national seminar speaker, lecturer, and instructor at various events and colleges across the country, Long has helped thousands to implement business and tax planning techniques important to real estate investors and business owners. Long is also President of REITS, Inc., a company that provides educational services to both business owners and real estate investors.

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