DiscoverReal Estate RookieHow to (Legally) Avoid Taxes by Investing in Real Estate
How to (Legally) Avoid Taxes by Investing in Real Estate

How to (Legally) Avoid Taxes by Investing in Real Estate

Update: 2023-01-25


Everyone wants to know how the rich avoid taxes. You hear about it on the news, “billionaire pays zero dollars in taxes this year,” or “this real estate tycoon made millions but gets a tax refund!” This can seem like blatant tax abuse for those not in the investing game. Why do some people get to pay no taxes while others are stuck with a sky-high return just for working their W2 job? The answer lies in the assets you invest in.

Real estate investing is one of the most tax-advantaged assets around. As a real estate investor, you can almost automatically count on lower income taxes while making more money. Don’t believe us? We brought Amanda Han, CPA to top investors, on the show to explain how investors avoid taxes while still striking it rich in real estate. Amanda understands the ins and outs of the tax code, and as a real estate investor, she benefits from knowing real estate write-offs and deductions better than the rest!

On today’s show, Amanda will walk through the top real estate tax deductions and how rookie real estate investors can start paying less in taxes. She’ll also explain real estate professional status (REPS) and using it to lower your taxable income and how to find the perfect tax advisor for you and your properties. If you want to start using the same strategies that the wealthy use to avoid taxes, this is the episode to tune into!

In This Episode We Cover

The biggest real estate tax deductions and some that many investors often miss

Depreciation explained and how this paper loss can help you keep your passive income

The best tax strategies for investors trying to minimize their taxable W2 income

How to find the right tax advisor and what they MUST know about real estate

Tracking expenses and making it easy on yourself during tax time

LLCs for rental properties and whether you even need one in the first place

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

Ashley's Instagram

Tony's Instagram

BiggerPockets Pro

Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group



BiggerPockets Bookstore


Google Sheets



Connect with Amanda:

Amanda's BiggerPockets Profile

Amanda's Instagram

Amanda's Website

Check the full show notes here:

Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

In Channel
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store








Sleep Timer


End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

How to (Legally) Avoid Taxes by Investing in Real Estate

How to (Legally) Avoid Taxes by Investing in Real Estate