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March 2010

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Qualifying for Rental Real Estate’s Tax-Favored $25,000 Allowance

The ability to deduct your rental property losses against your ordinary income creates a government cash contribution, and that contribution increases your rental property profits.


This boost in profits is what lawmakers had in mind when they enacted the $25,000 active participation rental property loss allowance as a special favor for rental property owners who qualify.


You qualify for the full allowance of up to $25,000 in rental property loss deductions if



you actively participate in the rental, and


your modified adjusted gross income is $100,000 or less.1


The $25,000 tax-favored allowance applies to rental real estate.2 It does not apply to other rentals, such as equipment leases.


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contains strategies that help you qualify for and take full advantage of the $25,000 allowance;


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