Article Date:
June 2012


Word Count:
998

 

 

Renting the Office to Your Business Creates a Self-Rental Trap That Crushes Tax Deductions


Should you own your office building?

 

What if you own the building personally and rent it to your corporation?

 

What if you form a corporation and have the corporation buy the building and then rent it to your proprietorship?

 

How much tax shelter can you create with the building?

 

Four good questions!

 

IRS Audit Target

 

In its audit guide for tax audits, the IRS notes that self-rented property is a frequent audit adjustment. Here is what the IRS tells its field force:

 

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