Most real estate agents are self-employed. That also means nobody is withholding earnings for the self-employment taxes. Let’s look at real estate agent taxes, salaries and commission.
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Many real estate agents and brokers own rental properties or think about acquiring them. Sometimes, it works out amazingly but other times, it leads to losses. These losses can lead to a rental property tax deduction on IRS Schedule E form. But, you need to understand the IRS restrictions on rental losses.
Many real estate agents work only part time, or work at real estate for a while and then leave the field. If you’re in this situation and you don’t earn a profit from your real estate activity, the IRS could claim that you are not really in business. Let’s go over how to handle this, as well as some other important real estate tax tips.
Being a real estate agent can be a gratifying profession because you’re helping people find a home. But if you’re an independent contractor like most real estate agents, tax season can be quite a pain. Let’s dive through some real estate agent tax deductions that you shouldn’t overlook.