199A & Rental Real Estate: Qualifying Without The Safe Harbor

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Published: November, 2021

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Course Description


  • Section 199A History
    3 mins
  • Self-Rentals
    10 mins
  • Section 162 & The Supreme Court
    22 mins
  • Less than 250 Hours Per Year
    31 mins
  • Facts & Circumstances
    45 mins

Course Description

The 199A deduction has arguably been one of the most talked-about tax breaks included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Taxpayers who qualify for it can claim up to a 20% deduction on qualified business income (QBI) for businesses operated directly by the taxpayer or through a pass-through entity. For rental property owners, this can be a particularly valuable benefit.

Yes, you read that correctly. As a rental property owner, it’s possible you could qualify for the 199A deduction if you meet certain requirements. Your ability to qualify also depends on the facts and circumstances of your situation.

In this online continuing education course, we cover the application of section 199A, Qualified Business Income ("QBI") the deduction, as it applies to rental real estate.  We cover qualifying using the Safe harbor method, why that method may not work for all taxpayers, and how to qualify without using the Safe harbor method. 

Section 162(a) allows a deduction for all the ordinary and necessary expenses paid or incurred during the taxable year in carrying on any trade or business. The rental of a single property may require regular and continuous involvement such that the rental activity is a trade or business within the meaning of section 162.

In this online webinar, we will discuss the support for qualifying rental real estate as a Section 162 trade or business and both good and bad fact patterns to help determine whether a venture qualifies.

Key topics covered in this online CPE webinar:

  • Section 199A the deduction, Qualified Business Income Deduction
  • Is the rental property eligible for the QBI deduction?
  • Understanding the calculations
  • Rental real estate arrangements excluded from 199A treatment
  • What if you don’t meet the safe harbor requirements
  • Section 162 trade or business

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Learning Objectives

  • To explore Section 199A (QBI deduction) application to rental real estate
  • To discuss using the rental real estate safe harbor method
  • To discuss how rental real estate may qualify as a Section 162 trade or business
  • To explore relevant case law and

Recommended For

  • This CE/CPE Online course is for CPA & Enrolled Agent who are Involved in Tax Planning for their clients
  • This Online webinar is recommended for all the CPAs and tax professionals interested in knowing how Rental Real Estate deduction can be claimed without qualifying for safe harbor requirements

Who Should Attend?

  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • Tax Attorney
  • Tax Director (Industry)
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Managers
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Preparer
  • Tax Professionals
  • Tax Pros
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Enrolled Agents (EA) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00535-21-S)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Taxes for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for California Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0516)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Oregon Registered Tax Preparers (ORTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00535-21-S)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Maryland Tax Preparer (MRTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00535-21-S)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper

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About Presenter

Kasey Pittman

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Kasey is a CPA, licensed and practicing in Virginia who has over a decade of public accounting experience.  Kasey specializes in emerging tax legislation and tax planning and compliance for closely held companies. She is well-versed in elaborate investment portfolios and multi-state tax filings.

Kasey is a renowned thought-leader in the accounting industry through her authorship on emerging and complex tax issues, and presenting on a wide variety of tax topics.

She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from The College of William and Mary and summa cum laude with a Masters of Science in Accounting in Tax Services from the University of Notre Dame.

About Company

PBMares, LLP


PBMares is a Certified Public Accounting and consulting firm focused on serving the audit, tax, accounting and consulting needs of companies and individuals. Founded in 1963, with 12 offices across Virginia, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and North Carolina, PBMares represents companies ranging from closely-held private businesses to leading non-profits to Fortune 500 multinationals. PBMares has industry practices specializing the construction, financial institutions, government contracting, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, not-for-profit, real estate, restaurant, retail, state & local government and technology sectors. Its services include cybersecurity, cloud accounting, wealth management and transaction advisory services. PBMares is an independent member of the RSM US Alliance and is perennially ranked  among the Top 100 accounting firms across the United States. More information is available online at www.pbmares.com.


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Ratings and Review


23 Ratings



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James Koon, EA

Jan 6th, 2022

Kasey presented a linear and reasoned approach to a scenario that still is argued amongst even some of the most seasoned credentialed tax preparers. Bravo! Looking forward to taking more of her courses.


Leona Zanders, EA

Dec 14th, 2021

Very clear instructions. Great points and details about what qualifies and what don’t. Short and straight to the point.

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