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Passive Activities & Rental Real Estate Income Tax Issues 2024


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8.00 Credits

Member Price $299.00

Non-Member Price $399.00


This comprehensive training is designed to get the accountant up to speed quickly with the complex passive activity loss (PAL) rules that apply to certain investments in trades or businesses and rental activities. The cornerstone of the course is the in-depth coverage of the detailed tax law and regulations applicable to passive activities under IRC 469 and how and when the 3.8% net investment income tax under 1411 applies. Each attendee will receive the most comprehensive passive activity reference manual with numerous practice aids and real-world examples.

  • Course Instructor: J. Patrick Garverick
  • Highlights

    • Detailed coverage of the passive activity rules under IRC 469 (and related regulations), how the 3.8% net investment income tax under 1411 and qualified business income (QBI) deduction under 199A applies to rentals and passive activities, and what is a trade or business rental is under 162
    • How the PAL rules apply to rental real estate activities and investments in S corporations and partnerships
    • Definition of activity and the activity grouping and disclosure rules
    • Real estate professional exception to the PAL rules for investments in non-passive rentals
    • Special $25,000 loss allowance for rental real estate with active participation
    • Material participation safe harbor rules
    • Events that trigger suspended PALs
    • Limitations on tax credits generated by passive activities
    • Special rules that re-characterize passive income to non-passive income
    • What rentals are subject to self-employment tax under 1402


    Background in individual income tax law.

    Designed For

    Tax professionals (i.e., CPAs, accountants, and other financial professionals) that need an in-depth training course on the passive activity loss rules and how they apply to certain investments in trades or businesses and rental activities.


    • Identify what activities are subject to the PAL rules and the exceptions to them, including those for certain real estate professionals
    • Define a passive activity, rental and trade or business under IRC 469
    • List the seven ways to participate in an activity materially and the six exceptions to the definition of a rental activity
    • Calculate the passive activity income and losses allowed and the tax ramifications of passive activity dispositions
    • Recognize what passive activity investments are potentially subject to the 3.8% net investment income tax under IRC 1411




    This course is provided by a third-party vendor. Please note that login instructions will not be available in the ‘My Upcoming CPE’ section of the NESCPA website. Instead, the login instructions will be sent directly to you via email by the California Education Foundation (CalCPA). Upon completing the course, your hours will be recorded in the ‘My CPE Tracker’ section of the NESCPA website.

    Non-Member Price $399.00

    Member Price $299.00