Tag Archives: Home

$10,000 from IRA

Today TaxMama hears from PA in the TaxQuips Forum with a quick question. “I recently completed my home construction. I used a loan from my credit card to consolidate other credit card purchases for material. I have a paper trail documenting the transactions. Can I use a withdrawal of $10,000 from my IRA, penalty free […]

More on First-Time Homebuyer Credit Documentation

The IRS has provided additional clarification regarding documentation requirements on the First-Time Homebuyer Credit. The IRS encourages buyers seeking the homebuyer credit to sign the settlement statement when they file their tax return — even in cases where the settlement form does not include a signature line.

Line C Form 5405

Today TaxMama hears from Seth in the TaxQuips forum, with this question. “The instructions for line C in Part 1 of Form 5405 (Rev. December 2009) are confusing to me. It states “If the date purchased is after April 30, 2010, and before July 1, 2010, did you enter into a binding contract before May […]

IRA for Home

Today TaxMama hears from Matthew in California who begs leave…  “I withdrew money from my IRA for a first time home purchase.  The amount was over $10,000, the lifetime maximum. Can any of the portion over the $10k mark be attached to my wife’s name?  In effect, could we get a $20K early withdrawal penalty exemption […]

What is a New Home

Today TaxMama hears from Linda in Florida, who tells us. “I have been buying a piece of land for about 9 years. Recently I purchased a mobile home ($500.00 cash) to put on it. Does this qualify me for the new home purchase tax refund?”

Sale Of Your Home

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service TT-2008-54 If you have a gain from the sale or exchange of your main home, you may be able to exclude all or part of the gain from your income. Individuals may be able to exclude up to $250,000 of capital gain, and married taxpayers filing joint returns may […]

Selling Your Home

Courtesy of IRS – STT-2007-22 During summer months many people sell their home and move to a new location. Many of those individuals will make a profit on the sale and still will not have to pay a single dime of additional income tax to the IRS. Generally, you have made a profit if the […]

Gifting Grandpa

Today TaxMama hears from Robert in Texas who has a generous grandfather. “My 99 year old grandfather who lives in California, sold his residence for $250,000. He wants to gift $100,000 to each of his two daughters and keep $50,000 for himself. Can he gift this amount without triggering tax problems?”

House to C Corp

Today TaxMama hears from Ronald in Tucson, AZ who asks: “Is it legal to sell my residence to my C corp and be exempt from capital gains tax?” OK, my friends, this is one of those questions we tax professionals look at, and cringe! Let me try to answer this one, briefly. OK? Well Ronald, […]