Definitions for "Active participation"
Involvement in a rental real estate activity making management decisions. Requires no specific number of hours.
If you make the decisions regarding the management of rental property you own, you are said to actively manage it.
Just what it sounds like: taking an active role in the management of an enterprise. This is a determining factor for the IRS in rental real estate issues. The rules for active participation are much easier to meet than the material participation rules. An active participant may generally deduct up to $25,000 of rental real estate losses against other income. An active participant must not be a limited partner or own 10 percent or less of the property. See also Material Participation.