The Real Estate Agent's Tax Deduction Guide (Paperback)

By Stephen Fishman

Nolo, 9781413317640, 448pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2013

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Description

The real estate agent's essential guide to tax deductions  

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.



About the Author

Stephen Fishman is the author of many Nolo books, most recently Tax Deductions for Professionals. Other titles include Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide and Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn--plus many other legal and business books. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1979. After time in government and private practice, he became a full-time legal writer in 1983.
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