Category Archives: Step-Up in Basis

Personal Residence Exclusion after Death

Today TaxMama® hears from Tina in the TaxQuips Forum with this convoluted question. “A person has resided in the same one-family residence in for the last ten years without any children or wife. This person was bound into an estate contract to sell his residence for $800,000 in November, 2011 when his tax basis in […]

Selling Inherited Home

Today TaxMama hears from Jami from California in the TaxQuips Forum, who has this question.  “My aunt left me her condo and I have to sell it. The deed passed to me a week after I turned 55. Will the 55 & over real estate rule apply to me when I file my tax return?”

Inheriting vs Gifting

Today TaxMama hears from Terri in the TaxQuips Forum, with an delightful problem to have.  “What is the best way to reduce the tax consequences of inheriting land? The person inheriting the land is not related to the owner.  He could possibly marry her if that would help matters. The land was inherited and has very low […]

Step Up Basis Adjustment

Today TaxMama hears from Rob in the TaxQuips Forum, who couldn’t get IRS to answer him.  “I am adjusting a 2006 return using the 3115 Form per your guidance.  The Real estate is 1974 property where we used ACRS, 125% and 20 years.   For the step-up do I have to use MACRS lives and methods?”

Sale of Inherited Home

Today TaxMama hears from Dottie in Massachusetts with this question. “Does the maximum personal residence exclusion apply to someone who inherited a home, had it for 370 days, sold it for a long-term capital gain and received a K-1? He and his dad had lived in the home for 10 yrs previously.”

Home to Rental

Today we hear from Bill in MD who tells us. “I have a single family home I lived in since 1995. I will be renting it out starting January 1st. What I like to do is set up a LLC in my name and sell the property to the LLC. Would this allow me to […]