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The Book on Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investor: Powerful techniques anyone can use to deduct more, invest smarter, and pay far less to the IRS.

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Stop Giving All Your Money to the IRS

Taxes! Boring and irritating, right?

Perhaps. But if you want to succeed in real estate, your tax strategy will play a HUGE role in how fast you grow.

A great tax strategy can save you thousands of dollars a year - and a bad strategy could land you in legal trouble.

That’s why BiggerPockets is excited to introduce its newest book, The Boo
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Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published February 17th 2016 by BiggerPockets Publishing, LLC
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Rob Turner
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Great book for anyone in real estate of planning to go into it. Easy to understand and has some really valid, legal and mostly (to me anyway) unknown ways to save on future taxes and also to plan for the future. Fantastic!
Brendan
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plenty of good information I did not know!
Frank
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is ok. It took me 30 minutes to read the whole thing, most of it is fluff.

It sells hype and provides half-truths. The book is full of fussy feel-good stories. People like that. This is done by salesmen effectively.

Tax liability - They know no one pays the federal tax bracket, the effective tax rate is not the same than you tax bracket. This is misleading information. Come on, that's a cheap trick for gullible people.
People do not work until april to pay taxes. That's a ridiculous and
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Derek
Mar 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Good not great.

It is hard for me to give a strong recommendation for this book because there is just not enough meat in the pages.

The stories are so long and the lessons are so over explained that it takes a few hundred pages to drill home a small collection of tax saving strategies.

In general, these are worthwhile strategies to pursue or at least be aware of and at least one of the ideas presented in this book was new to me.

If you are looking for an exhaustive book to explain in both breadth an
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Ben Lobaugh
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun and easy to read book on a very unfun and difficult topic! The authors used great real life examples that helped me clearly understand the issue and possible solution. Must read for all real estate investors.
cath
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book helps real estate investors to understand what options they have. Only when one understands the options, he/she can decide what to do.
The book shows that with a rental income property, one can choose to form a legal entity to limit the liability. However, you can deduct most of the expense when not have a legal entity and do not need to pay fees associated with the entity.
You will also have options to deduct your vacation, your real estate related educations and networkings, your kids
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Jeremy
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you haven't read about tax strategies for real estate investing before, this is a good introduction to it. As someone who has already studied the tax and financial aspects, this provided a lot of repeat information but still laid out in a way that is easy to read and understand. My only disappointment is that it didn't cover a lot of things I haven't already studied, but I still got a few new insights into those areas.

The book does have a lot of short 'real life stories' from clients, most o
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Ken Weiner
Apr 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Too many stories

This book frequently adds stories about people and their situations to teach a basic concept. I feel that this lengthens the book without adding much value.

This book cleared up a few things for me about what is tax deductible when traveling for real estate purposes. I also learned that it is better to inherit property rather than be gifted property because the former steps up the cost basis to the current market value.
Lam T Dinh
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great tips for real estate tax benefits

This book is a great intro to tax strategies specifically for real estate investors. It is a must read for all real estate investors experienced and new.
J Chad
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent look at some approaches to managing taxes specifically for real estate investors. I’ve no doubt that very experienced investors will know all the tips in this book, but beginners will definitely learn things.
Tina Sui
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: real-estate
Easy to read, understand and put to use.
Jeremy
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic!

What a book. In a category filed with recycled fluff,this book stand out by providing understandable,usable practical advice. Lots of it. What a great value.
David Simmeth
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Practical examples presented in an understandable way.
Luke
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best nugget - Convert personal trips into business trips by adding one real estate related activity to 50% of your travel days

Also good stuff on self directed 401K's and home expenses
Rachel Meyers
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
pretty repetitive but some useful tips
Brendan
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book on Tax Strategies by Amanda Han is a very informative and simple read. Amanda goes through different tax strategies to help keep more money in your pocket - some of these include travel costs, vacations, and writing off your kids.

You can actually write off your kids if you do it properly. If you have them complete work, you can write off their salary as a business expense.

As for vacations, as long as 50% of your time spent is doing business activities, then you can write off 100% of th
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Nick (Yu)
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Best tax book ever!

This is the best tax book I have ever read! It is so informative with the easy language and real cases! For anybody who invest in real estate, this is a must-read book. I have been trying to reach out to Amanda's team for tax service recently. However, there is no response yet. :( I guess they must be flooded with new clients because of this amazing book! :)
Eugene Lee
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: personal-finance
A lot of really good information. I'm going to get those deductions now. Appreciated her insight into the types of questions to ask, the scope of deductions, and ways to gains taxes on real estate.


Phil Walter
I was hoping this book would go more in depth, but I am an accountant. For the average real estate this book probably provides a good amount of info without being too boring.
Becky Lynn
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Surprisingly informative and really easy to read.
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Amanda Han and Matt MacFarland of Keystone CPA Inc. specialize in cutting-edge tax saving strategies for real estate investors across the United States. They are both members of the prestigious American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and, as real estate investors themselves, Amanda and Matt have extensive experience in real estate-related tax strategies, entity structuring, and self-dir ...more