at-risk rules

At-Risk Rule

In tax law, a rule disallowing investors from deducting more investment money from their taxable income than they have actually invested. For example, if one places $10,000 in a stock and would otherwise derive $15,000 in tax deductions from the investment, the at-risk rule only allows the investor to deduct $10,000. The rule exists to prevent a person from investing in a way that avoids taxes excessively.
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at-risk rules

IRS rules limiting the deductibility of some losses, which are not allowed to exceed the amount the taxpayer has at risk,meaning the total of cash contributions and liability on promissory notes.Under certain circumstances,nonrecourse loans secured by real property but not by the individual's guarantee or endorsement may still satisfy the at-risk rules.(For more guidance,go to IRS Web site and download IRS Publication 925,“Passive Activity and At Risk Rules.”)

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At-Risk Rules

Special rules limiting the taxpayer's deductible business, partnership, S corporation, or real estate loss to cash invested plus debt he or she is legally obligated to pay and the adjusted basis of any property contributed.
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The second limitation that may limit the current use of losses is the at-risk rules of IRC section 465.
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* At-Risk Rules. The proposed bill would modify the "at-risk" rules for real estate to provide that a taxpayer is considered "at risk" for certain financing so long as the financing is qualified publicly-traded debt.
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The 1976 TRA at-risk rules applied to non-real estate tax shelters increase the value of both REITs and real estate corporations relative to entities holding non-real estate tax shelter assets.
(13) The at-risk rules are covered in detail in Chapter 17, Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules.
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