To Rent or Not Rent Out My Home or a Room? Tax Benefits & Risks

December 16, 2021
Hosted by Marcelino Dodge, EA

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Episode Description

Many taxpayers feel there are great tax advantages to having a rental home or two. Yes, there may be some tax advantages, but there are also risks if the rental property is not setup correctly from the beginning. How are repairs and upgrades on the rental property to be handled? What if instead of renting an entire home, you want to rent out a room in your home? Are there differences for tax purposes? Could taxpayers renting out a room be liable for self-employment tax? Are you ready for the coming 1099-k’s? Be better prepared and understand the differences between renting out an entire home or renting out a room.

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Marcelino Dodge, EA

Marcelino Dodge, EA

Marcelino Dodge, an Enrolled Agent since March 2006, is an experienced tax professional who has over 21 years of experience. An enrolled agent is a federally licensed tax professional who is authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Mr. Dodge owns and operates Cash Tracks Financial Inc., a tax, accounting, life insurance and investment advisory business.

Mr. Dodge has been life insurance licensed since 1995 and investment licensed since 1996. He is uniquely qualified with a background consisting of more than just accounting and tax preparation. He is knowledgeable in many types of employee benefits programs including retirement plans and health insurance programs. Marcelino is uniquely qualified to speak authoritatively on how tax, insurance and investments all work together.

Marcelino has become an Intelligent Solutions Management Advisor (ISMA). As an ISMA, Marcelino now works together with clients year-round to take advantage of tax law changes and to implement proactive tax saving strategies. Plus, by working together year-round he helps individuals and businesses increase they cash flow. He has prepared tax returns for individuals, sole-proprietors, corporations, LLC’s and partnerships. He has been a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals since 2011, and was voted the Lamar (Colorado) Ledger’s People’s Choice Tax Preparer for 2016 and 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Colorado State University in Pueblo.

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