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How to Determine Business Deductions and Do Your Accounting Based on Cash Or Accrual

Business Deductions
One of the things I try to remind people of is to always be thinking. It’s not only the obvious expenses of your business, there are a lot of other business deductions you should be thinking about. Obviously if you spend $100 to replace a window that’s a business expense – that’s as clear as day.
What I’m talking about is if you have to drive over to your property to pick up rent, that mileage is a business expense and it’s deductible. You should be tracking it and deducting it.
If you use part of your home office or your home to do your accounting to run your business, you can deduct a portion of your home expenses. These are things that are not that intuitive.
Any sort of educational material – books and things like that – are deductible. If you have to wear specialized clothing …

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Real Estate Investment Tips – Understanding Property Appreciation in Pune

Real estate investors buy property when they know that the property will gain in capital appreciation – but it is not only property investors who are attracted by this phenomenon. There is also greater interest for buying property in Pune rather than for rental properties, since real estate appreciation allows them to increase their personal net worth.
What causes property prices to rise in areas such as Pradhikaran and other parts of Pimpri Chinchwad? This phenomenon – a key concept behind real estate investment – is called appreciation, which is nothing but the enhancement of a property’s market value over time. Real estate appreciation takes place because of various factors, including:
• The supply and demand dynamics of a particular location
• Inflationary pressures
• Home loan interest rates (cost of borrowing)
• Arrival of new real estate market drivers in a location
• Population growth
Demand And Supply: When …

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Real Estate Investment Can Generate Income in Various Ways

Basic definition of real estate is “an interest in land’. The word interest can either mean an ownership interest or a leasehold interest. When you are planning your investments, you should find out what kind of exposure is appropriate for your situation. Different exposures produce varying levels of risk and return.
Different types of real estate are:
Private market
Public market
Equity and Debt Investments
Investment Selection Matrix
Investment can generate income in the form of rent, lease or achieve capital appreciation. Involves immovable property like land and everything that is permanently attached to it, such as buildings.
There are five ways to participate in market.
Investment is done with an aim to rent the property to tenant. Owner can earn money in the form of rent from the tenant but owner is responsible for paying the mortgage taxes and other costs attached to the property. In addition, owner also …

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The Death of Entrepreneurship?

In business, nothing matters more to me than free enterprise and the success of entrepreneurship across America. The values that entrepreneurs bring to business are what have made this country great over its 234-year history. But I’m concerned that the current business and political environment is so unfriendly to entrepreneurs that the death of entrepreneurship may be imminent.
If entrepreneurship goes down the drain, so too do millions of future jobs. It is well known that the economic recovery, as well as the economic growth of the nation over time, depends on entrepreneurial success.
Large companies do a good job of maintaining operations, combining and acquiring businesses, and stabilizing them, but they aren’t known for exceptional results in innovating and launching new enterprises. Big companies try their hand at the “start-up game,” but their risk profile and the nature of the expertise they bring to the table is frequently counter-productive …

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Tips to Invest in the Real Estate Market

The real estate market is shaking at the moment, with dropping interest rates and an increasing rate of foreclosures. Of course, if you have the money, now is the time to invest in real estate.
Prior to these days, it was more common for individuals to do “house flipping.” This was a process where you bought a house, repaired it, and sold it for profit. This technique actually gave many people an excellent return on investment, and tax breaks.
Instead of the quick cash from flipping, people enjoy the steady stream of income through renting their property out. With a few different locations, this can add up pretty high.
The great thing about this is that it is almost a risk-free investment. As long as the property is managed correctly and the renters are chosen appropriately, all will remain fine.
Although you are the investor, you are also considered the …