Tag Archives: Property law

Carrying a Mortgage

Today TaxMama® hears from a couple of people in the TaxQuips Forum, with this problem this week.  They have sold real estate on an installment sale. They have been the mortgage-holder. And after a while, the buyer defaulted and they had to repossess the property. Let’s look at the problems arising when carrying a mortgage.

Parents’ Rental Property

Today TaxMama® hears from KH in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question.  “My parents are willing to give me a rental property they own. The house is in their name and they currently claim it on their taxes. There is a mortgage on the property as well. We are currently trying to refi the house […]

Gift to Parents

Today TaxMama® hears from Susan in the TaxQuips Forum with a good question. “Suppose I purchase a home and keep title in my name and let my parents live in the home rent free. Is the rent-free usage of the property considered a transfer subject to the gift tax? I think not, as I have […]

Taxes Affecting Credit Score

Today TaxMama hears from Monte in the TaxQuips Forum who asked one last question. “Will my unfiled tax return and tax debt affect my credit?”  

Unreasonable Rent

  Today TaxMama hears from David in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “My mother has owned rental property for many years and she has a tenant in one side of a duplex that has been there about fifteen years.  My mother has always been reluctant to raise the rent on “good” tenants so this […]

IRS Announces New Effort to Help Struggling Taxpayers Get a Fresh Start

WASHINGTON — In its latest effort to help struggling taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service today announced a series of new steps to help people get a fresh start with their tax liabilities. The goal is to help individuals and small businesses meet their tax obligations, without adding unnecessary burden to taxpayers. Specifically, the IRS is […]

IRS Announces New Effort to Help Struggling Taxpayers Get a Fresh Start

WASHINGTON — In its latest effort to help struggling taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service today announced a series of new steps to help people get a fresh start with their tax liabilities. The goal is to help individuals and small businesses meet their tax obligations, without adding unnecessary burden to taxpayers. Specifically, the IRS is […]

Equitable Owner

Today TaxMama hears from Sean in North Carolina. “As I understand it you must be an owner and be liable to claim the home mortgage interest and property tax as deductions on schedule A. Now I hear you can be an equitable owner whose name is not on the mortgage and also whose name is […]

Tax Debt While Buying Home

Today TaxMama hears from Monica in California with a problem. “My husband and I would like to buy our first home, since the local housing prices are currently at rock bottom. However, we owe approximately $20,000 between the IRS and Franchise Tax Board. We pay $200 a month to FTB and $300 a month to […]