GRI 101 – Twin Falls

July 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am – July 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Western Magic Valley REALTORS
1162 Eastland Drive
North, Suite 1, Twin Falls
ID 83301
Amanda Pannell, Director of Education, Idaho Realtors®
(208) 342-3585

GRI 101 – Taxation and Investment Property;
Tax & Self-Employed

GRI 101 Taxation and Investment includes some of the most relevant issues that Realtors® need to be aware of, including the following:

  1. The latest information regarding the tax deductibility of Real Estate Taxes on a principal residence as well as the changes in the home mortgage and home equity indebtedness interest deductibility rules as a result of recent tax reform (2017).
  2. The latest information regarding the tax changes to the IRC 1031 Exchange
  3. The latest information how the tax changes impact deductions for real estate investment properties.

These issues are important for Realtors® to know because they impact their clients and customers as well as themselves.

In addition, GRI 101 includes strategies regarding the buying, holding, and selling of investment real estate, as well as covering many of the most significant tax deductions that self employed individuals can deduct, including the new 20% Qualified Business Income Deduction that most self-employed individuals can deduct starting in 2019.



Chris Bird

If you are looking for a lively speaker who has timely content on tax issues facing today’s REALTOR, you have come to the right place! Chris makes what is sometimes a boring topic easy to understand and adds in some fun.

Chris Bird has been in the financial business for over 30 years.   He started his career with a degree in Accounting and a minor in Business Administration.  He also holds the Certified Financial Planner designation (CFP).

Chris was a Senior IRS agent for 16 years. He began conducting courses after leaving the IRS and started his own company, Chris Bird Seminars, Inc.  Chris went on to conduct over 125 seminars a year on taxes, wealth building, residential rental property ownership, and tax strategies for the real estate and financial industries nationwide.

Chris was an adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois in tax law for over 20 years.  He is a Certified CRS Instructor.  He currently holds his real estate license in Illinois.  Chris has a unique way of making a tough subject (taxes and investments) entertaining and enlightening at the same time.

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