Sign Up

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
matt-fuhrken
New Member

Would it be legal to "sell" my property to a rental business I'm starting and "renting" the property back to myself as a person with the business as the landlord?

Basically I want to get a new business off the ground by making my residence the first rental property and being able to run all maintenance and improvements through a business tax deductible method vs. off of my own personal credit. and gain experience in renting my own property to myself, creating a business credit score, and making the business look better when its time to purchase new properties to rent out in the eyes of the lender's/banks.
The process would have to be documented officially of course. with a sales agreement drafted between myself and my business, with terms and conditions I'm sure.

1 Reply
Critter
Level 15

Would it be legal to "sell" my property to a rental business I'm starting and "renting" the property back to myself as a person with the business as the landlord?

Not that it isn't legal if done correctly but it is very costly tax wise ... you would loose the ability to exclude the gain on the sale in the future so when the business sells the asset not only will it pay tax at the higher fair market value they will also have to recapture the depreciation taken over the years it owned the property.  Seek professional guidance from a RE/tax attorney before you do anything.
Dynamic AdsDynamic Ads
Privacy Settings
v