Considered a Business: When you own a property or rent party furniture in Dubai or a business of chairs rental in Dubai, you get to earn a lump sum amount of profit from it. You work for your own property and manages all the work regularly than it is considered as the business. It is not that much complicated. When you work for it or you get the work done by somebody else, let’s say you hire a manager for all the work that your property offers and you are over seeing your property through the eyes of your manager in the view of government it is considered as business because you are somehow working for the property on regular basis the only fact is that the manager is working and you are just supervising him/her. There is not an accurate count by which you decide the result you own one apartment or you own 10 condominiums you declare yourself as business in front of IRS, because they see it in way where you work for it pays attention to every detail about your property and you consider it to get it done as fast as possible so you can see the end result of your property after every month
Considered as Investment: When you own a property and you find a tenant for that to get easy income from it but you don’t work or struggle for the property but its giving you that plus income after every month it’s considered as an investment. Sometimes the land lords hire some help from outside crews such as maintenance crews or property managers. After you receive an income from your property and you spend it on your own property in such ways like paying bills or maintaining it from third parties. This will be considered as an investment not business. But if you maintain it by yourself or hire a manager for all these activities it will be considered as a business.
Sometimes the property becomes vacant and it remains vacant for a long time and the main person doesn’t get bothered to find a tenant for their property then the IRS consider it as an investment because you are not working for your property regularly. Also, in the case when you only own your property and you are not involved in any management and you own it for specifically tax reasons then the IRS will consider it as an investment too.