Real Estate

Leasing property to a corporation

Shareholders can reap several benefits by leasing property to their corporation instead of transferring ownership to the company.

Sec. 355 and REITs: Opportunities for Owner-Occupied Real Estate

This item explores the challenges taxpayers have historically faced when contemplating a Sec. 355 transaction that involves a REIT holding owner-occupied real estate. It also examines a potential active trade or business planning opportunity brought to light by a recent private letter ruling.

Depreciation and Changes in Use of Real Property

This item discusses the distinction between residential and nonresidential property, depreciation, and the application of the change-in-use regulations if a rental property changes from residential use to nonresidential or vice versa.

Deductibility of LEED Certification Costs

Tax professionals may be in the best position to support their clients or company in identifying LEED certification costs and determining the appropriate tax treatment as either a current-period expense or a capital expenditure.

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TECHNOLOGY

2018 tax software survey

Among CPA tax preparers, tax return preparation software generates often extensive and ardent discussion. To get through the rigors of tax season, they depend on their tax preparation software. Here’s how they rate the leading professional products.

DEDUCTIONS

Qualified business income deduction regs. and other guidance issued

The package includes final regulations, guidance on how to calculate W-2 wages, a safe-harbor rule for rental real estate businesses, and new proposed rules on the treatment of previously suspended losses.