Gains & Losses

Trust Can Qualify for Sec. 469(c)(7) Exception

The Tax Court held that a trustee's ­activities in a trade or business of a trust was work performed by an individual, and, therefore, it was possible for a trust to qualify for the Sec. 469(c)(7) exception to the treatment of rental real estate activities as per se passive activities.

Trust Materially Participated in Real Estate Business

The Tax Court held that a trust materially participated in its rental real estate business and therefore could deduct the losses it incurred in conducting those activities as losses from nonpassive activities.

Draft Net Investment Income Tax Form Posted

In August, the IRS released a draft dual-purpose form that will be used by individuals and trusts and estates to compute and report the new 3.8% net investment income tax.

Applying the Material Participation Standards to Nongrantor Trusts

A taxpayer may deduct losses generated from passive activities only to the extent of the income from such activities. For this purpose, any trade or business or other income-producing activity is passive with respect to a taxpayer if the taxpayer does not materially participate in the activity.

Applying the Material Participation Standards to Nongrantor Trusts

A taxpayer may deduct losses generated from passive activities only to the extent of the income from such activities. For this purpose, any trade or business or other income-producing activity is passive with respect to a taxpayer if the taxpayer does not materially participate in the activity.

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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.