After purchasing our own historic building at 287 Auburn Street, Newton, Massachusetts in late September of 2017, we were anxious to begin rehabilitation of the building and move into our new home.
The most common form of wealth stems from active income, money earned from performing a service. This is capital made from but is not exclusive to jobs providing salaries, tips, or commission. But many times, the public hears of enigmatic stories about immense financial growth through various means of passive income.
These are exciting times in the tax credit world! In addition to tax cuts, the 2017 Tax Reform brought about other significant changes, including “Opportunity Zones”, which are a new concept that can potentially link tax credit projects and capital gain deferrals in a single deal.
No matter whether you view the economy as sluggish, brisk, or flat, several realities are evident, those being that corporate tax rates are at a record "low" of 39%, the highest individual tax rates are 39.6%, and long term capital gains rates are on average 28.6%, when taking into account the federal deductions of state taxes and the phase-out of itemized deductions.
With the advent of the internet, social media, and the growing popularity of blogs, a relatively new source of passive income has emerged. Today, “affiliate marketing” which is typically generated when targeted advertisements are placed on high traffic websites, has become a major revenue source for individuals with popular websites and blogs. When readers click advertisement links and/or make purchases from a website, the operator of the site makes a small profit, hence the term, “affiliate marketing”. For popular sites, this profit can accumulate into quite a substantial amount of passive income.