Can an Airbnb Host Qualify as a Real Estate Professional?

For Airbnb hosts, determining whether you should be considered as a real estate professional is very important as it can have a major impact on your tax liabilities. Here is what a real estate professional is and how this status affects how much in taxes you will have to pay each year.What is a Real Estate Professional?According to the IRS, a real estate professional is a taxpayer who spends the majority of his or her time in real property businesses. To meet this specification, the taxpayer mus […] […]

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Is It Cheaper to Buy or Build a House to Expand Your Airbnb Business?

Many travelers are beginning to prefer homeshare platforms over traditional hotels, and platforms like Airbnb and VRBO are growing at an incredible rate. These easy-to-use platforms provide property owners with an easy way to list rentals, and some are making it into a full-time business. If you’re interested in growing your homeshare business, you might […]

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How to Avoid Airbnb Backup Withholding

Airbnb doesn’t typically hold back any funds for taxes. You still have to pay taxes on your earnings, but Airbnb doesn’t pay them for you. You’re considered self employed, so you have to calculate and pay your taxes on your own.  However, you have to provide your taxpayer information so Airbnb can identify you. Airbnb […]

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Are REITs a Good Idea for Airbnb Hosts?

What is a Real Estate Investment Trust?A REIT, or Real Estate Investment Trust, is a company that owns or provides financing for income-producing real estate. Similar to mutual funds, REITs have shareholders and pay out taxable income as dividends. REITs enable ordinary investors to invest in portfolios of properties via the purchase of stocks. The majority of REITs are traded on major stock exchanges, however there are also public non-listed REITs and private REITs. REITs generally fall into tw […] […]

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The 21 Best Deductions for Airbnb Hosts
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