Passive Activity Loss (PAL) rules have never been more critical in Federal tax reporting. This course provides a comprehensive and complete review of the laws and regulations impacting PALs, including the rules governing rental real estate, grouping and the 3.8% net investment income tax. Learn what qualifies as a passive activity and the rules governing its application by exploring several recent court cases and the existing regulations to know how the IRS views this critical area of the tax law. The IRS is actively auditing the failure to report passive losses properly. You and your clients can’t afford to be left behind.
• Identify trade or business activities subject to the PAL rules and how the general PAL rules operate.
• Determine the PAL rules that apply to the ownership of real estate .
• Recognize the seven material participation methods of qualifying for active status.
• Learn the six anti-abuse PAL rules that would recharacterize an otherwise passive gain as being active.
• Overview of the four loss limitation rules and how the PAL rules interact with the other limitations
• Definition of a PAL including a detailed review of the 7 determining factors contained in the Treasury Regulations with a review of several recent court decisions that interpret this regulation
• Impact of PAL rules on real estate ownership
• Learn the six Nonshelterable Passive Activity (NOPA) rules that act as anti-abuse rules to the PAL rules
• Discuss how the PAL rules impact tax credits
• Discuss tax elections and planning techniques associated with PALs