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Eric Olsen, CPA

Recent Posts

Tax Treatment of Rental Real Estate Using the QBI Deduction

December 09, 2019 | By Eric Olsen, CPA

The IRS has finalized guidance on a safe harbor allowing certain rental real estate interests to be considered as a trade or business for...

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Business Interest Deductions: What Has Changed in Section 163(j)?

October 08, 2019 | By Eric Olsen, CPA

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significantly changed limits on business interest deductions in the Internal Revenue Code Section 163(j)....

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The Growing Demand for Short-Term Commercial Lease Arrangements

September 23, 2019 | By Eric Olsen, CPA

When Airbnb dramatically changed the model for travel rental properties, it sparked a growing desire for flexible rental and leasing arrangements...

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3 Ways Blockchain Can Add Value to the Commercial Real Estate Industry

August 19, 2019 | By Eric Olsen, CPA

Blockchain is one of the most transformative technologies available, yet many in the commercial real estate industry aren’t harnessing its full...

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A Summary of the Qualified Opportunity Zone Tax Incentive for Commercial Real Estate

July 29, 2019 | By Eric Olsen, CPA

There is a great deal of interest in the new opportunity zone tax incentive that was created as part the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017....

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Senior Taxpayers Can Still Benefit From Making Charitable Contributions

August 20, 2018 | By Eric Olsen, CPA

As a result of changes made under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), it is predicted that the number of taxpayers itemizing deductions will...

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Utilizing Sale-Leasebacks as a Financing Option with Favorable Tax Benefits

November 17, 2016 | By Eric Olsen, CPA

One of the best advantages of owning your own business real estate is not having to pay rent. Why would anyone want to sell his property, and then...

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How to Deduct Rental Losses and Get Around the Passive Loss Rules

January 21, 2016 | By Eric Olsen, CPA

Rental losses occur when the money you bring in through rent payments doesn't cover the cost of loan interest, maintenance and repairs,...

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Pros and Cons of the 1031 Like-Kind Real Estate Exchange

July 20, 2015 | By Eric Olsen, CPA

The like-kind property exchange is a frequently employed tool in the real estate industry, used by 63 percent of Realtors between 2011 and 2015....

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12 Year-End Business Tax Planning Tips for 2014

December 04, 2014 | By Eric Olsen, CPA

It is often said, “there is no time like the present,” and that is especially true when it comes to tax planning. If you have not done so already,...

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