IRC 469 – Passive Losses Made Easy

IRC 469 is one of the most confusing sections in the IRC. In this presentation, we will take an in-depth dive into IRC 469 going into the complexities of the section. We will discuss items such as self-rentals, grouping elections, and other miscellaneous issues. We will also look at different tax planning strategies with passive losses that can help clients out.

Learning Objectives:

•Identify the passive income vs. non-passive income
•Identify the rules that define material participation
•Learn how to appropriately treat self-rental income and losses
•Determine proper grouping techniques
•Discover what the IRS looks for on audits of real estate professionals.

Presented by Nicholas Preusch, CPA

IRS CE: 2 Hours/Federal Tax Law
NASBA CE: 2 Hours/Taxes

NSA ConnectED Webinar Series 
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

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NSA is approved by NASBA, the IRS, ACAT, and CTEC as a provider of continuing professional education.


NSA is approved by NASBA, the IRS, ACAT, and CTEC as a provider of continuing professional education.


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Nicholas Preusch, JD, CPA, LLM, CTRS

Nicholas Preusch is tax manager with PBMares, LLP in Fredericksburg, VA where his main focus is on tax ethics and tax controversy. A former attorney with the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, he has been published in the Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, The Tax Adviser, TAXPRO Journal and the Journal of Accountancy and co-authored Tax Preparer Penalties and Circular 230 Enforcement.

Nick has has spoken nationally, mainly for the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers. Topics include: Circular 230, IRS Summons Authority, Statutes of Limitation, FOIA, Claims for Refunds, and analyzing tax returns. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington and has been appointed to the AICPA's Tax Practice Responsibilities Committee for 2016-2017.

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