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February 2009

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Best Entity for Rental Real Estate

The real estate investor often asks, “What is the best operating entity for rental real estate?” That’s a good question.


Since this newsletter focuses on the one-owner or husband-and-wife-owned businesses, we will focus our discussion of the best operating entity for rental real estate on ownership by either you individually or you and your spouse together.


The Single-Member Limited Liability Company (LLC)


The most recent hot entity for real estate ownership is the LLC. The fact that it’s hot does not necessarily make it the best option for you.


The “you” in your choice of operating entity is pretty big, as you will see in this discussion.


Federal Tax Treatment of the LLC


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