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Top Tax Saving Strategies for Real Estate Agents

Updated: Mar 4, 2023

As a self-employed real estate agent, you may be all too familiar with the burden of high taxes. Not only do you have to pay federal and state taxes, but you also have to pay self-employment tax on top of that. These can add up quickly and take a big bite out of your hard-earned income.

At Mizzen, we utilize two great tax strategies to help lower taxes for real estate agents:

  • Maximizing eligible business deductions

  • Utilizing the "S Corp"

We take advantage of the business deductions that can help you reduce your tax bill even further. These might include vehicle and travel expenses, courses, home office expenses, and other business-related costs.

Further, agents can deduct expenses related to the maintenance and marketing of their properties, such as advertising, cleaning and repairs. They can also deduct any fees for professional organizations as well as the cost of any equipment or software they use in the course of their business.

But that's not all. We look to lower your taxes even further by helping you form an S Corp. This is a special type of business structure that can help you save a significant amount of money on taxes. In fact, the S Corp is one of the most effective ways to reduce self-employment tax for real estate agents.

For example, let's say you made $150,000 as a real estate agent in a given year. If you were a sole proprietor or single-member LLC, you would have to pay a self-employment tax of 15.3% on your profits, which would come out to $22,950. In addition, you would have to pay federal and state taxes. With an S Corp, you would likely save around $10,000 in this same scenario.

Overall, forming an S Corp and maximizing all of the business deductions available can be a smart move for real estate agents looking to save money on taxes. Not only does it allow you to pay lower taxes on your profits, but it also gives you the opportunity to build a better future for yourself.


If you want to know more about S Corps or business deductions for real estate agents, call us at 732-580-2557 or visit mizzentax.com to schedule a free tax analysis!








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