Do you want the Qualified Business Income Deduction with Rental Property for Landlords, then you need to keep a detailed contemporaneous log (that means document it as you do it) documenting the qualified 250 hours you put it managing your properties.
According to the IRS:
“The taxpayer maintains contemporaneous records, including time reports, logs, or similar documents, regarding the following: (i) hours of all services performed; (ii) description of all services performed; (iii) dates of which such services were performed; and (iv) who performed the services. Such records are to be made available for inspection at the request of the IRS.”
So, you must log… on average… 21 hours per MONTH… of work done on your rental properties. This is PER PROPERTY… UNLESS you decide to group all your properties together as one enterprise as we discuss in the video.
Watch the short video and download the free Excel spreadsheet log here:
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To get the details straight from the IRS, check out https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-19-07.pdf
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