Category Archives: Basis

Cashed in a Bond

Today TaxMama hears from DD in the TaxQuips Forum, who’s bewildered. “His wife’s aunt gave her a municipal bond, which was just called. They were paid face value for the bond. But how do they figure out the basis?”

HUD 1

Today TaxMama hears from Craig in the TaxQuips Forum, who asks. “Are items on a HUD-1 (seller’s side), Lines 510-519, deductible by the seller as taxes paid on Schedule A or are they adjustments to the basis?”

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 […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable August 2010

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Inheriting vs Gifting

Today TaxMama hears from Terri in the TaxQuips Forum, with an delightful problem to have.  “What is the best way to reduce the tax consequences of inheriting land? The person inheriting the land is not related to the owner.  He could possibly marry her if that would help matters. The land was inherited and has very low […]

Step Up Basis Adjustment

Today TaxMama hears from Rob in the TaxQuips Forum, who couldn’t get IRS to answer him.  “I am adjusting a 2006 return using the 3115 Form per your guidance.  The Real estate is 1974 property where we used ACRS, 125% and 20 years.   For the step-up do I have to use MACRS lives and methods?”

Insurance Co Demutualizations

Today TaxMama hears from Richard in the TaxQuips Forum who is well-informed about his issue. “I received stock when John Hancock Life was merged or purchased by Manulife Insurance Company several years ago. It went from a Mutual Insurance company  to a Stock Insurance Company. Originally the IRS said that all of the income from […]

Sale of Inherited Home

Today TaxMama hears from Dottie in Massachusetts with this question. “Does the maximum personal residence exclusion apply to someone who inherited a home, had it for 370 days, sold it for a long-term capital gain and received a K-1? He and his dad had lived in the home for 10 yrs previously.”

Home to Rental

Today we hear from Bill in MD who tells us. “I have a single family home I lived in since 1995. I will be renting it out starting January 1st. What I like to do is set up a LLC in my name and sell the property to the LLC. Would this allow me to […]