By Geoff Spencer

When deciding to get involved with a real estate transaction normally the first person you would think to consult would not be a tax advisor. Most people will find however that a tax advisor can provide them excellent feedback about the positive points as well as the downfalls of different investment strategies in the real estate world. You want to make sure that your tax person specifically has experience with real estate investing and is fully aware of the goals and needs for property investing.

Although it is very likely that you can learn a lot about on your own about property investing it is a wise idea to speak with a tax professional because you should not rely on generic information alone. You are wise to seek out specific information tailored to your exact needs and what types of property investments are going to work best for your particular situation.

People are going to be seeking different benefits from other property investors based on their income and other important issues. The majority of real estate investors out there today are looking for immediate cash from the sales of their properties. However there other real estate property investors that are currently in a great financial situation and are simply looking for properties that will help them live comfortably in your retirement years. Just about all people that are into property investing are looking for tax benefits to enjoy.


The primary role of your tax professional should be to recommend the tax strategies and investments that will best maximize their client’s financial position.

An experienced tax advisor that has a good amount of experience in real estate and property investing are going to be able to tell their clients what the best type of investment situation for their clients. Whether it is direct ownership or through some type of leasing situation. Your tax professional will be able to let your know if you will be able to meet all the tax benefit requirements that you are seeking should you decide to hire a management team to deal with landlord/tenant issues.

There is also the possibility that you can find out that you qualify for different tax benefits that are given to property investors that also qualify as real estate professionals. Attaining these qualifications is not easy and there is a good chance of an IRS audit if you take these benefits. Your smartest move before getting into property investing is to consult with a tax professional to find out all the potential pitfalls and benefits involved.

About the Author: Geoff Spencer is a staff writer at

Investor’s Journal

and is an occasional contributor to several other websites, including

Online Business Gazette



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