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Case Study: How We Uncovered $53,000 in Savings Using Real Estate Tax Expertise



As real estate investors and professionals, you know that every dollar counts. A missed deduction or a mismanaged expense can significantly impact your bottom line. At Sage Solutions, we understand that real estate accounting isn't just about compliance – it's about maximizing your profits. Here's a real-life example of how our specialized knowledge made a huge difference for one of our clients:


The Problem: Missed Opportunities under the Safe Harbor Act

A new client came to us frustrated with their previous bookkeeping setup. They felt their financials weren't accurately reflecting their business, and they suspected missed opportunities for tax savings. Upon review, we immediately spotted a red flag: their previous bookkeeper had not been utilizing the Safe Harbor for Repairs and Maintenance provision within the tax code.


What is the Safe Harbor Act?

In short, the Safe Harbor Act allows real estate businesses to immediately deduct eligible repair and maintenance expenses instead of depreciating them over several years. This can result in significant tax savings, especially for property owners who regularly invest in upkeep.


Reclaiming Lost Deductions

We carefully combed through our client's past transactions, identifying numerous items that qualified as repairs and maintenance under the Safe Harbor Act. By reclassifying these expenses, we were able to uncover an astounding $53,000 in additional deductions! This dramatically improved our client's financial picture and resulted in substantial tax savings.


The Importance of Real Estate Accounting Specialists

General bookkeepers may not be well-versed in the nuances of real estate tax regulations. At Sage Solutions, we specialize in this industry. Our in-depth knowledge of provisions like the Safe Harbor Act allows us to spot potential savings and ensure you maximize your deductions.


Did Your Bookkeeper Miss Something?

If you're unsure whether your current bookkeeping setup is truly serving your best interests, it's time for a second look. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Does my bookkeeper have specific experience with real estate accounting?

  • Are they familiar with tax optimization strategies for real estate investors?

  • Do they proactively look for ways to save me money?


Schedule Your Free Discovery Call

Don't leave money on the table due to inadequate accounting. Contact Sage Solutions for a complimentary review of your financials. We might just uncover hidden savings that transform your bottom line.


Let us put our real estate tax expertise to work for you!




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