Rental real estate – Determining if a property is a business or an investment
Abstract: If you own rental real estate, its classification as a trade or business rather than an investment can have a big impact on your tax bill. The distinction is even more important now considering the 20% qualified business income (QBI) deduction for certain sole proprietors and pass-through entity owners. This article provides a brief overview of the deduction and rental real estate guidance related to it. A sidebar spotlights the IRS definition of “real estate professional” as it relates to this tax matter.