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Key Tax Issues for Rental Properties

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2-Part Series on Rentals - Attend one or both 2 CE sessions!

May 9 ~ Key Tax Issues for Rental Properties (Kevin C. Huston, EA USTCP)

May 16 ~ Advanced Rental Property Tax Issues (Thomas Gorczynski, EA USTCP)

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Key Tax Issues for Rental Properties (2 CE/CPE) – May 9, 2019, 2:00 PM ET

IRS Program Number NMVBP-T-00120-19-O

Instructor: Kevin C. Huston, EA, USTCP

We will give you the nuts and bolts you need to prepare a correct Schedule E for a rental property. In addition, we will discuss the vacation home rules, how the passive loss limitation rules apply to a rental property, and how Section 199A impacts your rental property.

Learning Objectives

• Demonstrate how to properly complete Schedule E with appropriate expenses, including depreciation expense.

• Describe how the passive loss limitation rules and exceptions apply to rental activities.

• Understand when a rental activity rises to the level of a trade or business and its impact on various tax law provisions, including Section 199A.

• Explain the vacation home rules and how they impact the calculation of rental expenses.

• Recognize issues to address when a property is converted from personal use to rental use, or rental use to personal use.

Advanced Rental Properties Issues (2 CE/CPE) – May 16, 2019, 2:00 PM ET

IRS Program Number NMVBP-T-00121-19-O

Instructor: Thomas A. Gorczynski, EA, USTCP

This course delves into more advanced topics related to rental properties, including short-term rentals such as AirBnB, the sale or other disposition of a rental property, how best to expense rental asset acquisitions, cost segregation studies, and qualifying for real estate professional status.

Learning Objectives

• Explain the proper tax treatment of short-term rental units, such as those typically found on AirBnB or VRBO.

• Describe how a taxpayer qualifies for real estate professional status and the tax consequences of doing so.

• Describe the grouping election available under §469, when it should be considered, and its tax impacts.

• Understand the options available to either capitalize or expense property purchases related to rental activities.

• Calculate the taxable gain or loss upon disposition of a rental property.

• Describe the tax consequences of doing a cost segregation study on a rental property.

Your Instructors

INSTRUCTOR THOMAS A. GORCZYNSKI, EA, USTCP is the Senior Tax Consultant at Gorczynski & Associates, LLC in Phoenix, AZ. He is an Enrolled Agent, a Certified Tax Coach, a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI), and admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. He earned a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a Certificate in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His firm specializes in tax preparation for small business owners and individuals with foreign income and asset reporting requirements, tax controversy representation, and advanced tax planning strategies. Tom is a nationally-known speaker on tax law and procedure and has spoken for the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), the California Society of Enrolled Agents Super Seminars, and other national, state, and local organizations. He also is a skilled technical writer on tax law and strategy and published in EA Journal.

INSTRUCTOR KEVIN C. HUSTON, EA, USTCP, MBA, ChFC, CLU is the president of Blue Ridge Tax Advisors, Inc., a tax, representation, and wealth-management firm in Asheville, NC. Kevin received his BS degree in Business Management from Oakland University in Rochester Michigan, and his MBA in International Business from Georgia State University in Atlanta. In addition, Kevin holds the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Kevin is an enrolled agent with 30 years’ experience preparing tax returns, a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) and was admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court in 2013. A nationally known tax instructor over the past 25 years, he has instructed at NATP and NAEA’s National Conferences, NTPI, Drake Software tax update schools, California Society of Enrolled Agents Super Seminars, and numerous other state tax associations. He has authored several tax and financial articles for professional journals. In 2017, Kevin was awarded the NAEA Excellence in Education Award.

What You’ll Receive

Your webinar registration includes:

• A license to attend the live webinar and the optional question-and-answer session.

• Downloadable course materials and/or implementation tools as appropriate. These materials are available for download when you log into the webinar.

• The opportunity to connect directly with the presenters and the other members of the Compass Tax Educators instructional team during the optional question-and-answer session.

• Replay access via our on-demand webinar platform. IMPORTANT: You need to create an account on our on-demand platform prior to the event to be given access at

Continuing Education Information

Length: 100 minutes (2 CE/CPE) each plus optional question-and-answer session (no CE)

Prerequisite: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Delivery Method: Online Group/Internet-Based Webinar

Field of Study: Federal Tax Law (IRS); Taxes (NASBA)

Credit hours: 2 IRS, 2 NASBA

All continuing education credit is provided through Gregory & Associates, Inc., which is doing business as Compass Tax Educators.

This webinar has been designed by Gregory & Associates, Inc. to meet the requirements of the IRS Return Preparer Office, including sections 10.6 and 10.9 of Department of Treasury's Circular No. 230. This does not constitute an endorsement by the IRS RPO. IRS Provider Number: NMVBP.

Gregory & Associates, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Sponsor Identification Number: 108911.

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Ticketing ends 30 minutes prior to the live event.

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Please contact Sherrill Trovato, EA, USTCP at (714) 777-9359 or Geri Bowman, CPA, EA, USTCP at (330) 628-0415.

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