At first glance, this sounds like mixing business with pleasure but it’s really not that far fetched! The traditional method to help the kids acquire a home would be to provide a gift or a loan that can be forgiven or repaid over time. The new gift limitation is $14,000 per person, per year. A […]
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Selling Your Second Home without Paying Capital Gains Tax Takes Planning
It is possible to convert property from one type to another without tax consequences. Your primary residence can become your rental/investment property and your investment/rental property can become your primary residence.
New Section 121 Rules Begin to Bite
By: George E. Foss III As the days and weeks pass, the effectiveness (from IRS’ perspective) of the new provisions slipped into Section 121 grow and grow. It used to be true that you could move into one of your rental properties, live there for two more years as your primary residence, and then sell […]
SELL YOUR SECOND HOME WITHOUT PAYING TAX
Concerned second home owners are looking for ways to minimize tax exposure when selling their second/vacation homes. Many have owned these properties for years and are facing serious tax implications. It may be wise to convert second homes to investment property, then complete a 1031 exchange to defer all capital gains taxes.
Real Property Can Be Exchanged (Sometimes)
It’s important to understand that there are three distinctively different types of real estate, some can be exchanged, some are prohibited from tax deferred exchange treatment. The three types are personal use, business/investment use and dealer property. Favorable treatment exists for the sale of a personal residence if the property has been the primary residence […]
Changes to Section 121 for Exchangors
Taxpayers who own a second home and want to defer the capital gain on sale have used one of two strategies to achieve tax relief. The property can be converted to rental property for a minimum of two years prior to sale and structured as a Section 1031 Exchange using a Qualified Intermediary with the […]