We are all familiar with common business structure in which the operating business is owned by the individual(s) through one entity, the real estate is owned by the same individual(s) through a separate entity and the operating business pays rent to the real estate entity. This is a great method of protecting the value of the real estate from the operating risks of the business. It does however create a self-rental situation under the Internal Revenue Code.

Under the self-rental
Continue Reading Did you know under the ‘self-rental’ rule, income from rental activity is deemed active income and losses are deemed passive?