Passive Income Generator


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Passive Income Generator (PIG)

An investment that favors passive income, such as an income-oriented real estate limited partnership.
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Passive Income Generator

Any investment that produces income from a venture in which an individual does not directly participate. The most common types of passive income are rents and income from a limited partnership. Thus, if an investor buys an apartment complex or a piece of an oil and gas limited partnership, this is considered a PIG. Passive income is taxable, but it is often treated differently than active income.
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passive income generator (PIG)

The name given to an investment offered to taxpayers who have excess passive activity losses and need some passive activity income to offset the losses. (Be careful of any investment touted as a PIG—if the only reason for an investment is the tax benefits it might produce,then the investment should be made with great caution.)

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