Tag Archives: Capital Gains

Double Taxation

Today TaxMama® hears from NutShell in the TaxQuips Forum, with this brilliant observation. (let me summarize) “I just figured out that if I have capital gains income, I am taxed by both the IRS and the state. If I live in an income tax-free state or overseas, should I sell my stocks before moving into a […]

Zero Tax on Capital Gain

Today TaxMama® hears from Mazyar in the TaxQuips Forum with a good question. “I am planning for 2012 tax and am trying to find out what would be the maximum long-term capital gain I can have in order to still have it taxed at 0%. I use the Schedule D Tax Worksheet and enter the […]

Flipping Off

Today TaxMama hears from Marina in the Tax Quips Forum, with this situation. “Two separate clients have purchased houses to flip in 2010.  One is a R.E. agent the other is the owner of a construction co. (C corp).  Both have purchased a house, and after renovating them, both were able to flip their houses […]

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Today TaxMama hears from Rick in the Tax Quips Forum with set of questions. “I have a tax question about my company stock purchase plan. I elected to contribute ($5,000) to the plan last year and it runs from Oct 1, 2010 till Oct 1, 2011. The benefit of the plan is that I receive […]

Capital Gains Rates

Today TaxMama hears from TW in the TaxQuips Forum who wants an update. “Does any one know how much is the tax on stocks gains and dividends earned from stock.”

Wash Sales

Today TaxMama hears from Kay in New Jersey, who has done some thinking. “I am an investor in the stock market. How can I avoid a wash sale? For example I own 100 shares of stock A and want to sell it to help offset my capital gains for 2009. However I do not want […]

Personal Residence Exclusion

Today TaxMama hears from Nony in California who wants to know. “My parents recently moved to a retirement community and were preparing their house for sale. Mom just died – the house was not yet on the market. Does Dad still get the $500K capital gains exemption or only $250K since Mom died before the […]

IPO profits

Today TaxMama hears from Sam in New Jersey with this question. “My company did an IPO this year and I will quadruple my income based on my sale of stocks. These were options I exercised years ago, before the IPO. The exercise price was 1/20th of the sales price. How do I minimize my taxes […]

Deducting Travel to 2nd Home

Today TaxMama hears from Matt in Texas who is quite creative. “I sold a second home last year and am wondering if I can claim my travel expenses to and from this property over the course of 3 years of ownership. The property was 350 miles from my primary residence and in a neighboring state. […]