Tag Archives: Land

Land and Lot

Today TaxMama hears from Mark in the TaxQuips Forum, who got denied – again. Let me summarize – Mark bought land in March of 2009. Bought a manufactured home in April of 2010 – and had the property graded, receiving the occupancy permit by June of 2010 – before the deadline for the First Time […]

Land Option

Today TaxMama hears from Jacqueline in the TaxQuips forum with this interesting question. “I own several acres of raw land. Several years ago a developer began to pay me a yearly amount for 4 years (as an option to purchase the land for a set price). I was advised not to report this income until […]

Know Your Worth – and Don’t Let Appearances Fool You!

Sit back and let me tell you a story. Many, many years ago, a CPA firm asked me to help this company set up their books – and to do the books for the year, so they could perform a certified audit. They told me that company had a new bookkeeper, an older woman. She […]

Land Interest

Today TaxMama hears from Phillip in the Tax Parlor who wants to know, ” My wife and I purchased land with the intent to build on it. We have been paying on an interest-only land loan for over a year. Can I deduct this interest for 2006? We have a home already in which we […]

Standing Timber

Today TaxMama hears from Anita in Fair Oaks, CA who tells us: “We own a few acres of land full of trees. We did timber harvesting. Can we adjust the tax basis of the land as, probably, the land value has decreased due to the harvesting of timber? Do we get depletion allowance?” ~~~~ Dear […]

Big Gains

Today TaxMama hears from Marty in Calif., who relates. “I own a piece of land in Florida that I own free and clear and now have up for sale (as of Jan. 1, 2006) and the listing price is $5.74 million. It was valued at $426,000 when I acquired it several years ago. A financial […]