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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Using Home Equity to Finance a Small Business

Small business owner who take out a home equity loan to get cash are elligible for a tax deduction on the interest of that loan. However, if you have a pass-through entity business (LLC, LLP, S Corporation, sole proprietorship) the interest is fully deductible as a business expense. This works for the owner very well and saves more on taxes than taking the deduction on a Schedule A.

To do this you must deduct the interest on your appropriate tax schedule. Schedule C for sole proprietorships and one-member LLCs, Schedule E for partnerships, S Corporations, and multi-member LLCs and LLPs.

There are many benefits to doing this, but ask a tax planner/accountant for more information so you can successfully prepare this for your 2006 taxes.

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