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Webinar (CA): Owning and Renting a Principal Residence


The ownership of a personal residence can have important tax considerations. Examine possible tax deductions for interest expense and real property taxes and the possibility for residential energy credits. If the home is used for business purposes, business deductions may be available but subject to the “home office” rules. Rental of the personal residence requires consideration of the vacation home rules; if a loss occurs, the passive activity loss limitation is considered. Review and evaluate issues to identify possible tax planning opportunities or strategies.

Learning Objectives

• Determine the tax-deductibility of interest expense related to debt secured by the residence.
• Evaluate deduction available for real property taxes.
• Consider possible tax savings from residential energy credit.
• Recognize and apply the ‘home office’ deduction limitation for business use of the principal residence.
• Evaluate the tax consequences of renting a principal residence for all or part of the taxable year.
• Consider how the casualty loss rules apply to principal residences.

Major Topics

• Deduction of “home mortgage interest”
• Deduction of real property taxes taxes
• Residential energy credits
• Use of the home for business purposes, ‘home office’ complication
• Rental of a principal residence, the vacation home complication
• Rental of principal residence with a resulting loss, the passive activity limitation
• Casualty losses

California CPA Education Foundation
Course Level
CPE Field of Study
Who Should Attend

CPAs, lawyers, tax practitioners and financial advisers.

John McWilliams

Basic understanding of the federal income tax law as applied to individual taxpayers.

Advanced Preparation

This webinar is produced by CalCPA. You will receive your login link/instructions and Certificate of Attendance directly from this third-party vendor. It is important that you review your COCPA confirmation for details on receiving your login instructions and COA from said vendor.

Event Information
Jan 19, 2022
9:30 am - 10:30 am MST
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Webinar (CA): Owning and Renting a Principal Residence

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