The 1099-MISC form is an important tax document used to report various types of income that are not covered by W-2 forms. Independent contractors, recipients of rents and royalties, award and prize winners, and individuals with miscellaneous income may receive this form. It is vital for both recipients and issuers of the 1099-MISC form to understand the reporting requirements and deadlines to ensure compliance with IRS regulations.
As an owner of, or investor in rental property, you could be in a position to take advantage of many deductions in addition to potentially receiving cash flow. Prospective tax benefits are one reason why many investors turn to rental real estate ownership.
As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, owning real estate as an investment can generate many benefits. And as we’ve also mentioned in previous blogs, selling appreciated real estate can trigger capital gains and depreciation recapture taxes. The sale could also lead to a higher income bracket, meaning more taxes.
Ordinary income is taxed at some of the highest rates. This is income generated from a regular job. Wealthier clients often generate much of their income passively. However, some of it is still taxed at high ordinary income rates.
When an heir inherits property at the owner's passing, a step-up in basis comes into play. Because of the step-up in basis, there are tax advantages for heirs. But do heirs have a choice, or can they elect out of a step-up in basis? Let's find out.
Anyone who runs a business knows that certain expenses can be deducted from income, thereby reducing taxable income. However, things can get a bit murky if the business incurs an overall loss. This is especially true for those managing rentals. Let’s break down what happens when a real estate business has a loss for the year.