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[VIDEO] Asset Protection for Real Estate Investors

In this 24-minute video, attorney and real estate investor, Bill Bronchick shows how to maximize privacy, maximize protection, and minimize taxes by using these entities:

C Corporation, S Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Trust, Limited Partnership.

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Tax Deductions: The Best, the Worst, the Trickiest

The best tax deductions are those that do not require cash outlay, yet generate tax savings for you while the property is still generating a positive cash flow and appreciating.

The worst tax deductions are those with significant audit risk, such as deductions taken on highly audited IRS schedules. Here are the best, the worst, and everything in between…

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How to Totally Avoid the Dreaded Dealer Status When Flipping Houses

When you get into “selling” scenarios (like wholesaling, retailing, options, lease options), the IRS may try to classify you as a “dealer.”

Being tagged as a dealer could be a financial disaster because, unlike an “investor,” you are subject to the highest ordinary income tax rates, plus self-employment taxes, and possibly….

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Real Estate Investors: 13 Items Your Insurance Won’t Cover

Anyone in real estate you deal with is a potential dispute.

You should absolutely have liability insurance. But insurance doesn’t protect you from legal disputes with tenants, contractors, partners, and others.

Moreover, insurance does not pay you for attorney fees and court costs related to these uninsured legal actions….

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A Super-Powerful Asset Protection Strategy – Debt!

Asset protection is more important now than ever before because there are 82,000 lawsuits filed DAILY with real estate being a BIG target. There are numerous vehicles to protect you – LLC’s, trusts, insurance – including combinations of these.

There is a also very powerful (but overlooked) asset protection technique called “Equity Stripping” ….

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Select the Right Entity for Your Real Estate and Save Thousands

Money-saving entity selection is not based on arbitrary guess work, but on factual data by examining the three sides of an entity – the LEGAL side governed by state law – the TAX side governed by tax law – and the IRS side governed by statistics as to which entities are audited the most or the least.

Here’s how to get the BEST of all three sides….

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[VIDEO] How Real Estate Investors Can Reduce Taxes and Pay the Minimum

* Taxes will be the biggest expense you will pay in your business and personal life.

* Taxes will prevent you from taking more money home and putting it into your bank account.

* Taxes will eat away at your wealth.

So start thinking about how you can reduce your taxes by “being in business” so you can take the maximum deductions and put more money in your pocket.

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IRS Challenges to the Real Estate Professional Status

The IRS has been stepping up their audits of anyone who takes a real estate loss on their tax returns. Some of their arguments against the taxpayers are valid and a lot of them are not.

Here are some of the recent challenges to the real estate professional status by the IRS and what you can do about it.

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Top 5 Tax Tips for Real Estate Investors

Are you maximizing your tax savings in your real estate investing business? Now is a great time for you to make sure you have structured your investing operation properly, so that you take full advantage of the tax benefits of being a real estate investor.

These tips are intended to form the basis for a solid fiscal foundation, so you can pay the least amount in taxes each year.

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3 Tricks to Winning the Material Participation Test

According to the material participation rules, you must spend 500 hours or more in activity with your property. You and your spouse can combine your hours.

The IRS is going to challenge what they consider “investor” activities with the property. Specifically, if all you do is read financial statements and look things up on the Internet, they will disallow those hours. They want to see you active.

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