Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325696

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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Maximize your tax deductions Rental real estate provides more tax benefits than almost any other investment. Whether you own a ten-unit rental apartment building or rent a room in your home through Airbnb, you need to know about all the valuable deductions you are entitled to take as a landlord. Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide is the only book that focuses exclusively on IRS rules and deductions for landlords. Find out how to: handle casualty and theft losses distinguish between repairs and improvements deduct home office, car, travel, and meals proper tax records—and much more. The book also covers landlord tax classifications, reporting rental income, hiring workers, and depreciation. Filled with practical advice and real-world examples, Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide will save you money by making sure you owe less to the IRS at tax time. If the tax laws change, we will post updates on a special page on Nolo.com. That way, you’ll always have access to up-to-date information if there are significant changes to the law. All the information in the book remains up-to-date for the 2017 tax year. The changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act all take effect in 2018, except for an increase in bonus depreciation which took effect September 27, 2017. Anyone who purchases the book has access to an update page on the Nolo website specific to this book which explains the 2017 bonus depreciation change and summarizes how the new tax law affects small business owners’ taxes for 2018 and later. A new edition of the book, completely updated for the new tax law, will be published August 1, 2018.

The Real Estate Agent's Tax Deduction Guide

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413320023

Category: Law

Page: 303

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Understanding tax deductions can be the difference between having a successful year or not for real estate agents and brokers. By taking advantage of the many tax deductions available to them, real estate professionals can end each year with more money in their pockets and less owed to the IRS. Too often, these valuable deductions are overlooked, even though it's easy to take advantage of them once you understand the rules. This book explains all you need to know in plain English with lots of examples and practical information. Learn about the most important deductions and how to plan and track your expenses all year so you avoid problems with the IRS. The information is organized into categories that explain the rules for each type of deduction, including: - start up expenses - operating expenses - home and outside office - health care - vehicles and travel - entertainment and meals - and many more It also explains essentials like depreciation deductions, deducting losses, and keeping proper records.

Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413317057

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 547

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The only book on tax deductions specifically for residential landlords! Named a "Top 10 Real Estate Book" by Robert Bruss, syndicated real estate columnist If you own rental property, you should be taking advantage of the many tax write-offs available. Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide gives residential landlords the plain-English guide they need to save money on taxes -- without the services of a pricey accounting firm. This book explains how to maximize your deductions without drawing the ire of the IRS. Find out how to: fill out IRS Schedule E take real estate tax credits figure out if an expense is a repair (deductible) or an improvement (depreciable) maximize your depreciation deductions deduct losses arising from real estate ownership keep proper tax records deduct home office, travel, and casualty losses Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide is comprehensive yet easy to read and provides interesting real-world examples. This edition is completely updated for 2011 returns and reflects the latest tax information and numbers.

Every Landlord's Guide to Managing Property

Best Practices, From Move-In to Move-Out

Author: Michael Boyer

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324223

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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The ultimate property management guide for the do-it-yourself landlord! Written for the millions of landlords who own a single-family home, condo, or small (less than four unit) multiplex, Every Landlord’s Guide to Managing Property helps them learn how to keep their day job and manage their properties (and tenants) on the side. It provides the best practical and legal compliance advice for small-time landlords who want to manage and grow a successful rental property business with a personalized approach and minimal hassle and cost. Every Landlord’s Guide to Managing Property focuses on everyday skills the do-it-yourself landlord needs, including property oversight and maintenance, effective communication with tenants, and general management. It covers a wide range of topics, such as how to: market and differentiate your rental units from the competition handle nitty-gritty maintenance—from snow removal to toilet clogs to painting screen and deal with tenant issues like late rent payments, pet problems, clutter, unauthorized occupants, and other conflicts track income and expenses for filing taxes and completing Schedule E hire and work with outside contractors, lawyers, and other help, and much more.

Every Landlord's Legal Guide

Author: Marcia Stewart,Janet Portman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325181

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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Every Landlord's Legal Guide gives landlords and property managers the legal and practical solutions they need to rent residential property right. From move-in to move-out, this book covers a wide range of issues, including fair housing, repairs, sublets, screening for good tenants, environmental hazards such as mold and bedbugs, and evictions. Handy 50-state charts list specific laws for each state. Nolo's bestselling Every Landlord's Legal Guide helps landlords and managers: screen and choose tenants prepare leases and rental agreements make security deposit deductions avoid discrimination charges keep up with repairs and maintenance hire a property manager minimize liability for personal injury lawsuits, handle broken leases and terminations, and deal with problem tenants. This book provides over 30 forms landlords and managers need, including state-specific leases and rental agreements. This (14th) edition is completely revised with the latest in federal and state laws, including updated rules on evictions and terminations.

Every Airbnb Host's Tax Guide

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325521

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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The complete tax guide for Airbnb and other short-term rental hosts As a short-term rental host, you’re entitled to many valuable deductions and other tax benefits. This book—the first of its kind—shows you how to pay no more tax than necessary on your rental income while complying with IRS rules. Learn everything you need to know about taxes, including: what deductions you should be taking how to report your short-term rental income how to deduct losses vacation home and tax-free rental rules how to allocate costs when you rent a room in your home, and how to keep proper records. Whether you rent your property through Airbnb, FlipKey, HomeAway, TripAdvisor, Craigslist, or VRBO, you want to make sure you understand these tax rules. That way, you can rest assured you are making the most out of your hosting business without risking problems with the IRS. All the information in the book remains up-to-date for the 2017 tax year. The changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act all take effect in 2018, except for an increase in bonus depreciation which took effect September 27, 2017. Anyone who purchases the book has access to an update page on the Nolo website specific to this book which explains the 2017 bonus depreciation change and summarizes how the new tax law affects small business owners’ taxes for 2018 and later. A new edition of the book, completely updated for the new tax law, will be published August 1, 2018.

Every Nonprofit's Tax Guide

How to Keep Your Tax-Exempt Status & Avoid IRS Problems

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324207

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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This book explains the IRS rules that nonprofits must comply with in order to maintain their tax-exempt status. From annual filing requirements to unrelated business income to volunteers to lobbying activities, this book explains what nonprofits need to know to stay out of trouble with the IRS. Practical, easy-to-understand and organized by issue, this book is an invaluable reference guide to complicated IRS rules that every small to medium sized nonprofit need to understand.

Deduct It!

Lower Your Small Business Taxes

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Reduce your taxes Completely updated for 2017 returns! Deduct It! shows you how to maximize your business deductions quickly, easily and legally. Easy to read and full of real-world examples, Deduct It! will pay for itself many times over. It covers deductions for: start-up and operating expenses travel, meals, and entertainment home offices medical expenses under Obamacare equipment and inventory and more. Deduct It! shows you how to avoid problems with the IRS, such as having your business classified as a hobby. Whether your enterprise is just starting or well established, this book is indispensable to your financial success. If the tax laws change, we will post updates on a special page on Nolo.com. That way, you’ll always have access to up-to-date information if there are significant changes to the law. All the information in the book remains up-to-date for the 2017 tax year. The changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act all take effect in 2018, except for an increase in bonus depreciation which took effect September 27, 2017. Anyone who purchases the book has access to an update page on the Nolo website specific to this book which explains the 2017 bonus depreciation change and summarizes how the new tax law affects small business owners’ taxes for 2018 and later. A new edition of the book, completely updated for the new tax law, will be published August 1, 2018.

Home Business Tax Deductions

Keep What You Earn

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 2356

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Pay less to the IRS Completely updated for 2017 returns! For any home business, claiming all the tax deductions you are entitled to is essential to your business financial success. Don't miss out on the many valuable deductions you can claim. Here, you'll find out how to deduct: start-up costs home office expenses (using new IRS rules) vehicles and travel expenses entertainment and meals medical expenses under Obamacare, and retirement expenses. You'll also learn how to keep accurate, thorough records in case the IRS ever comes calling. Easy to read and full of real-life examples, this book can help you take advantage of all the valuable deductions you are entitled to. Includes the top most valuable home business deductions and how to claim them.

Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide

Author: Janet Portman,Marcia Stewart

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141331452X

Category: Law

Page: 464

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Rent smart with the definitive all-in-one book for every tenant! Every Tenant's Legal Guide gives you the legal and practical information you need to deal with your landlord and other tenants, and protect your rights when things go wrong. Written in plain English, it shows you how to: inspect a place before you move in negotiate a lease or rental agreement put roommate relationships on a sound legal footing understand key rules on rent increases and rent control get needed repairs and maintenance protect your privacy fight illegal discrimination break a lease with minimum financial liability get your security deposit back understand and prepare for eviction proceedings The 6th edition of Every Tenant's Legal Guide comes complete with tear-out forms, as well as charts that help you find and understand the latest laws of your state. Plus, get timely information about bedbugs, what to do if you're caught in foreclosure, and new protections for victims of domestic violence.

Every Landlord's Property Protection Guide

10 Ways to Cut Your Risk Now

Author: Ron Leshnower Attorney

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413315410

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Being a landlord can be tricky in this volatile housing market. But with Every Landlord's Property Protection Guide you can identify common risky situations and get specific, practical advice for dealing with them! Instead of an encyclopedic manual of how to be a landlord, author and attorney Ron Leshnower zeroes in on specific problems faced by thousands of landlords and property managers in every state -- ranging from accessibility issues to mold -- and shows you how to avoid them. The book includes step-by-step procedures to help landlords and managers: Get the right insurance for your property Lower the risk of crime Understand fair housing rules Stay on good terms with Uncle Sam Remove environmental hazards Become a careful, consistent steward of your property Plus, each chapter features real life "It Won't Happen To You" stories of those who learned the hard way what can happen when you don't take care of problems before they arise. *The e-book is Windows compatible only*

Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants

Author: Janet Portman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141332388X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

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Searching for the perfect tenant? Get the only book devoted to the most important decision a landlord can make! Landlords face many challenges, but choosing new tenants has the greatest potential to affect your bottom line. Fortunately, Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants can help you find the right tenant for your rental property! Let this book guide you through the process of attracting, screening and selecting the best renters available. Get timely advice on: effective advertising phone screening presenting the unit evaluating applications examining credit reports checking references discrimination basics making a rental offer, and rejecting applicants. Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants provides dozens of forms and checklists for every step, with easy instructions to fill them out. This edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest changes in the law in your state, including rules about checking a potential tenant's immigration status. Plus, get all the legal forms you need, as well as invaluable audio dialogues that show you how to conduct interviews and get essential information without running afoul of the law.

Tax Deductions for Professionals

Pay Less to the IRS

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324606

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

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The book is organized into practical, easy-to-use categories of the most commonly-used business deductions for professionals who own their practice. It covers start-up expenses, health care costs, continuing education, professional fees, home office, and more.

First-Time Landlord

Your Guide to Renting out a Single-Family Home

Author: Janet Portman,Ilona Bray,Marcia Stewart

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324452

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Whether you're ready for a new entrepreneurial opportunity or considering renting out a home instead of selling, you'll need to learn the basics of being a landlord. Let First-Time Landlord show you how to start your landlording business and maintain it in your spare time. Get the concise information you need to start making money with a single-family home, written for property owners with little business savvy -- and even less time and patience. Learn how to rent out your property lawfully and safely with valuable information on: how to determine whether the property will turn a profit landlord business basics finding the right tenants preparing and signing the lease handling repairs complying with your state's rental laws dealing with problem tenants, and preparing for sale of the property. From timely tips to true stories from successful landlords, First-Time Landlord is an indispensable book for property owners who want to rent out a single-family home without the hassle -- quickly, efficiently and legally.

Tax Guide for Short-term Rentals

Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO & More

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 9781413324563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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This book focuses on the unique tax issues arising from renting residential or vacation property through online rental platforms like Airbnb, FlipKey, HomeAway, TripAdvisor, Craigslist, or VRBO. Every short-term rental host needs to understand these tax rules to ensure they take all the deductions to which they are entitled, pay no more tax than is legally required, and stay out of trouble with the IRS. This book provides this information in a practical, easy-to-understand way.

The Public Domain

How to Find & Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art & More

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324010

Category: Law

Page: 448

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A top resource for writers, musicians, artists, filmmakers, software and app developers, and anyone who needs creative content for free! A great introduction to the history of public domain and its significance in the legal landscape of intellectual property.

Working for Yourself

Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Gig Workers of All Types

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 568

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Self employed? Or ready to be your own boss? This book is for you! Working for Yourself provides all the legal and tax information you need to start your business off on the right foot--and run it successfully. Whether you're an independent contractor, freelancer, consultant, or considering self-employment, it all adds up to the same thing: you need to be more aware of laws and taxes than the average person. Get all the information you need to know to: obtain necessary permits and licenses determine how much to charge your clients write legally binding contracts and avoid unfair ones qualify for independent contractor tax treatment make the most of your tax deductions and comply with strict IRS rules get benefits (including health coverage) and insurance keep accurate records in case you get audited, and make sure you’re paid in full and on time. The 10th edition is completely revised to provide the up-to-date information you need, including recent changes in tax law and business practices (from pricing services to buying insurance).

Job Description Handbook, The

Author: Margie Mader-Clark

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141331855X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

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Offers managers advice on crafting effective job descriptions that accurately detail a position's responsibilities and that keep legal troubles from developing, in a work that includes checklists, worksheets, resources, and samples.

The Copyright Handbook

What Every Writer Needs to Know

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324274

Category: Law

Page: 472

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What copyright law protects....and doesn't No writers like to see their hard work or creativity copied by others - or to be accused of copying. Fortunately, The Copyright Handbook provides everything you need to protect yourself! Find information and forms to help you: register your work maximize copyright protection transfer ownership of copyright avoid infringement deal with infringers understand the "fair use" rule get permission to use copyrighted work profit from your copyright This edition is updated to provide the latest copyright regulations, forms and rules for filing a copyright application.