The tax effect of a lease with option to buy
Abstract: Many real estate professionals use the “lease with option to buy” method of structuring deals, because it enables them to collect higher monthly payments and higher prices overall than they could in a normal transaction. Lease options bring buyers to the table who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to purchase, thus enabling sellers to move houses in a down market. But, as popular as this method is, both lessees and lessors need to be aware of certain tax implications. This article explains what those are.