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What Are The Income Tax Implications For Real Estate Investments?
Category - Home Ownership Questions - Home Insurance FAQ's

Today's tax benefits include tax allowances for depreciation,  deferment of capital gains when property is exchanged (see tax exchange) and deductions of losses from real estate investments.  Real estate investors should seek professional tax advice to keep ahead of  changing laws.


If the asset is owned for 12 months or less it is considered a short-term gain.  It is considered long-term if the asset is owned for more than 12 months.  The maximum tax rate on long-term capital gains is 10 percent for taxpayers in the 15 percent tax bracket and 20 percent for all others. 

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