Tag Archives: Estate tax in the United States

Settlement for Vioxx ®

Today TaxMama hears from Lenora in Arkansas, who tells us. “Some friends of mine lost their mother due to taking the drug Vioxx® . She died due to complications from taking the drug. Her sons filed suit and are due for a pretty good sum of money. Is that settlement money taxable?”

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.”

Married Son’s Insurance

Today TaxMama hears from Mike in New Jersey with this question. “Can I deduct my son’s health Insurance premium of $900 a month that his wife and he can no longer afford to pay, on my tax return?”

A Million Bucks

Today TaxMama hears from Jimmy in Georgia, who just got lucky. “If someone gives me $1 million as a one time gift, will I be taxed on the money? If so, how should I receive the gift to eliminate paying taxes on the money? Should I get it in stock, bonds, or in cash? I […]

White House Releases New Tax Proposal Regarding Estate and Gift Taxes

Courtesy of NAEA’s E@lert www.naea.org The plan would require “consistent valuation [of property] for transfer and income tax purposes.” According to the White House, the estate and gift tax provisions would raise $24.2 billion over ten years. Taxpayers would be obligated to report the same cost basis for inherited property for the purposes of both […]

Five Important Changes for Taxpayers

Here are a few tax law changes you may want to note before filing your 2008 federal tax return: 1. Expiring Tax Breaks Renewed The following popular tax breaks were renewed for tax-years 2008 and 2009: Deduction for state and local sales taxes on Form 1040 Schedule A, Line 5 Educator expense deduction on Form […]

Decedent 1099-C

Today TaxMama hears from Thomas in Maryland who tells us. “I was legally separated from my spouse 3 years ago. My spouse passed away 2 years ago. I just received a 1099-C tax statement addressed to her estate. Since I was legally separated, am I obligated to report the 1099-c amount on my taxes?”

Gifting Your Children

Today TaxMama hears from Pat in Florida who’s quite generous. “Can you explain the$10,000 gift tax exemption to me? I want to gift my children.” Dear Pat, Well, your children are certainly fortunate to have a mother like you. Interested in adopting me? First of all, the $10,000 gift tax exemption is $12,000 this year. […]

Inherited House

Today TaxMama hears from Don in Texas who tells us, “My brother and I inherited a house in 2004 from my aunt. Neither of us have ever lived in the house, nor have we rented it out. We sold the house in 2007 for $10K less that the FMV upon the death of my aunt. […]

Inherited Farm

Today TaxMama hears from Gloria in Florida who wants to know. “My daughter inherited a small farm from her father last year and wants to sell it. What would her tax liability be?”

Married with Property

Today TaxMama hears from Marti in the Tax Parlor, who tells us , “I recently got married and we are trying to figure out the best ways to save money on taxes. We sold a property and plan to use the criteria for paying no capital gains on it. We own another property together and […]