Tag Archives: Sale

Lakefront Property

Today TaxMama hears from Carol in New York who tells us. “ I inherited lakefront property in 1999. I recently sold it for $60,000.00 and I am holding the mortgage with payments being made of $600.00/month. Do I have to report the sale; and how will taxes be calculated?”

Offsetting Capital Losses

Today TaxMama hears from Praveen in North Carolina, who asks. “Can I deduct gains from a rental property sale against my capital loss carryovers from stock sales?”

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, […]

Paying For Losing

Today TaxMama hears from Gina in Canton, MI, who tells us, “12 years ago, we (8 couples) bought a condo for $280,000 at Atlantic City, NJ for investment (as a partnership). Five years after that, the price dropped to $120,000. But, last year the price bounced back to $240,000. So, our partnership decided to sell. […]

Capital Renovations

Today TaxMama hears from Claudette in New York, who asks. “What is the best way to put together a schedule of capital improvement expenses to offset the proceeds of the sale, if the house has gone through many renovations over the years. “

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 […]