Tax Breaks

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The end-of-year statements are rolling in and people are about to start their annual duty of doing their taxes.  New homeowners may not know about the available tax breaks offered to them. People who had a short sale are searching the web for answers to their tax questions.

Write a blog post about this year's tax breaks and send it off to your clients past and present.  Not only is it a great way to say hello and remind them you're still in the business but it's an extremely timely piece that is both useful and appreciated.

Here are a few examples of posts that raked in the clicks last year:
$10,000 Tax Credit Available for First Time New Home Buyers 
New IRS Tax Guide Now Available 
Are Origination Fees Tax Deductible?

Here are some free pictures you can download to add an image to your post.

Take the time to do this, it's going to bring in the clicks!

Take a shot at getting syndicated by Trulia by submitting your Tax Break post here. Extra exposure for you!

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Rainmaker
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Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

I think my immediate response would be talk to your CPA or tax preparer. I see no issue with passing along info or tips you might have heard.

Feb 06, 2014 11:27 AM #4
Rainmaker
688,522
Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

I think my immediate response would be talk to your CPA or tax preparer. I see no issue with passing along info or tips you might have heard.

Feb 06, 2014 11:27 AM #5
Rainmaker
2,885,386
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
It's tax time, everyone. Be careful out there.
Feb 06, 2014 12:11 PM #6
Ambassador
4,307,764
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Actually, I should send an email to all my clients who bought the home this year - with a copy of HUD. This helps, I am sure.

Feb 06, 2014 02:11 PM #7
Rainmaker
29,902
Joe Pham
Market Leader Inc.xx - Kirkland, WA
Product Manager

This is a good post! Hi

Feb 06, 2014 02:25 PM #8
Rainmaker
1,018,398
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Thanks for this post... it's very valuable and I will be using it...

Feb 06, 2014 07:34 PM #9
Rainmaker
3,564,120
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I would be very careful about how to write this kind of information. In North Carolina one could be accused of practicing tax law. If you do write, make sure there's always a disclaimer that tells people to consult with their tax advisor.

Feb 06, 2014 09:33 PM #10
Ambassador
2,602,765
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Any information we pass along o a client should have a lot of open doors and the advice to check with a tax advisor for complete details

Feb 06, 2014 09:50 PM #11
Rainmaker
2,570,033
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The post is good the subject is not my favorite

Feb 06, 2014 10:51 PM #12
Rainmaker
710,217
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Thank you for posting.  And don't forget to deduct the taxes you paid on your vehicle registration each year for all vehicles...or other personal property that was taxed.

Feb 06, 2014 11:19 PM #13
Rainer
292,121
Ron Aguilar
Continental Mortgage - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

very timely information, thanks

Feb 06, 2014 11:38 PM #14
Rainmaker
1,431,803
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

That's a good idea, people always have questions about those things and it is not a day to day issue so they tend to look on the internet

Feb 07, 2014 02:17 AM #15
Rainer
146,252
Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~
Piedmont Real Estate - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green

Thanks for including these tax links.  They look very helpful.  First-time home buyers likely are the most appreciative for receiving helpful tax information!

Feb 07, 2014 12:47 PM #16
Rainmaker
91,993
Dolores "Dee" Mauriello
Keller Willaims - Wayne, NJ
Realtor, Homes For Sale Wayne NJ

There are federal and state tax incentives for energy efficient home improvements. My blog post has link for interactive State Map of tax breaks.

Link for State Map

 

Feb 07, 2014 10:35 PM #17
Rainmaker
126,717
Tg Glazer - The Right Realtor® for the Right Results!
Coldwell Banker, Westfield, NJ - Cranford, NJ
Westfield/Cranford, NJ area

I'm planning on dropping of a copy of the settlement statement to all of my Buyer clients from last year.  It's a great excuse to get in front of them again, and will be a welcome reminder that they will have some new tax deductions this year!

Feb 08, 2014 04:32 AM #18
Rainmaker
1,181,140
David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City

I always send tax best practice information to my clients each year. It winds up in their "to keep" file

Feb 10, 2014 10:11 AM #19
Rainer
38,371
Sheree Holsey
Sold Buy the Sea Realty - Hampstead, NC
I am Happy to Help You Find your Way Home!

I wish I had seen this post earlier... thanks for sharing!

Feb 23, 2014 10:27 PM #20
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

And this topic is also for Trulia Contributor! Hope to learn a lot from these posts. Thanks, ActiveRain.

Mar 06, 2014 12:44 PM #21
Rainmaker
2,766,501
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Thx so much for the idea and also for the free stock photos.  Those really help.

Mar 07, 2014 06:43 PM #22
Rainmaker
2,766,501
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Actually, these images require attribution, so you really might want to clarify that before someone gets somethemselves into trouble.

Mar 07, 2014 06:46 PM #23
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