Tag Archives: Short

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Today TaxMama hears from Rick in the Tax Quips Forum with set of questions. “I have a tax question about my company stock purchase plan. I elected to contribute ($5,000) to the plan last year and it runs from Oct 1, 2010 till Oct 1, 2011. The benefit of the plan is that I receive […]

Profit on Vacation Home

Today TaxMama hears from Lucylle in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question. “We want to sell our vacation home in Maine and buy another.  Will we have to pay capital gains tax on it even if we buy another of equal value?”  

IRS Issues Final Regulations on New Basis Reporting Requirement

For Investors, Reporting Gains and Losses Gets Easier Starting in 2011 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations under a law change that will require reporting of basis and other information by stock brokers and mutual fund companies for most stock purchased in 2011 and all stock purchased in 2012 and later […]

Roth Reinvesting Error

Today TaxMama hears from Sylvia in Texas with a problem. “In 1998 my husband converted his IRA holdings to a Roth account. The brokerage company continues to place dividends in a MM account saying they have no record of his wanting the dividends reinvested and it’s too late now. Unfortunately, our records were on thermal […]

Ameridream Come True

Today TaxMama hears from Anita in Florida, who says. “I recently sold a rental property. The buyers used a down payment assistance program called Ameridream®. The literature I received from Ameridream® says the fee that I paid as part of closing costs ‘may be able to be deducted as a selling expense’. I can’t find […]

Dumbfounded By Dividends

Today TaxMama hears from Gene from Goodyear, Arizona, who asks, “I’ve read it and read it and read it again but I still don’t get it! I know that stock dividends are now taxed at a lower rate if you meet the requirements. The rule states “the stock on which the dividend is paid must […]

Trading Traders

Today TaxMama hears from Mike from the Internet, who implores, “Please help. I am a stockbroker. I trade very actively for own account, day trade, short sell etc., hundreds of trades per year. Can I claim trader status and can I go back previous years to claim trader status in order to recoup bad losing […]