taxes Archive

A Year-End Meeting With a Tax Advisor Can Yield Big Dividends (VIDEO)

With the holiday season upon us and America deep in shopping mode, now is a good time to consider whether buying equipment or supplies for your real estate business might help lower your taxes for 2014. The federal tax...
December 19, 2014

Surprised at Tax Time? Welcome, Friend

It seems like a no-brainer to deduct your home-office expenses at tax time, but how big of a deduction do you take? Victoria Gillespie, national director of business development for REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal...

Budget: FHA MIP Hike, 28% Deduction Cap

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The fiscal year 2012 budget that the Obama administration released yesterday would pare back most housing and community development programs, including jobs-rich community development block grants, implement a planned hike in the...
February 15, 2011

Tax Extension Keeps Real Estate Status Quo

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The law enacted by President Obama last week to extend the tax cuts of President George W. Bush includes a number of provisions of importance to real estate, but it also leaves...
December 22, 2010

The 3.8% Tax Is Not a Real Estate Transfer Tax

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Shortly after the federal government enacted sweeping healthcare reform earlier this year, there was considerable concern over a last-minute addition to the legislation: a 3.8 percent tax on investment income of upper-income...
November 24, 2010