QBI Deduction For Rental Property (A Helpful Example Activity Log)

What is Qualified Business Income (QBI) or Section 199A Deduction The Qualified Business Income (QBI) deduction, (also called pass-through deduction, or section 199A deduction) was created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

Rental Real Estate as Passive Income

IRS classifies Rental Real Estate as passive. This has several unfortunate implications.

Although Real Estate has some favorable provisions compared to W2 income; there are some aspects that bother me.

How To Apply QBI for Rental Property Under the safe harbor, a rental real estate enterprise will be treated as a trade or business for purposes of the QBI deduction, if certain criteria are met.

1. Separate books and records are maintained to reflect income and expenses for each rental real estate enterprise. 2. For rental real estate enterprises that have been in existence less than four years, 250 or more hours of rental services are performed per year.

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Why Section 199A Safe Harbor Provision Is Important For Real Estate The Safe Harbor provision allows rental real estate to be treated as a trade or business for purposes of the qualified business income deduction under section 199A.

Qualifying Activities To Claim QBI For Rental Property Remember to claim QBI for Rental property, one of the Safe Harbor rules is 250 hours or more of rental service in the year. Some examples of these activities are 1. Advertising to rent or lease 2. Negotiating and executing leases

Rental Activities Excluded From Claiming QBI For Rental Property The Safe Harbor rules explicitly deal with managing the property. So a number of activities which rental owners typically perform with respect to acquisition are excluded.

Activity Log Of Hours Spent To Claim QBI Deduction For Rental Property Advertising In order to ensure I am attracting the best candidates; I spend a lot of time advertising. This includes the following activities 1. Taking great pictures of the unit

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