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June 2011

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Tax Loss Crushed by Passive Loss Rules on Rental Property Investment

If you have a tax loss on the rental of your rental property investment, you probably want to deduct that tax loss right now.


What you want and what you get may not match. Tax law contains passive-loss rules that often prevent current-year deductions for rental property losses.


Two Loss Preventers


Your deductible tax losses from rental real estate face two intertwined loss-deduction preventers:



Making too much money


Not working on the real estate hard enough


Making Too Much Money


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