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Who Collects Capital Gains Tax?

When you make a profit on the sale of an asset, like stock, real estate or investments, you might be subject to capital gains tax. The capital gains tax is based on the amount of profit. The tax is collected by the federal or state government. The taxpayer is responsible for reporting the gain on their tax return and paying any tax owed. 

Apr 3, 2023

How Do House Flippers Avoid Capital Gains Tax?

House flipping is a term that typically refers to the practice of buying and quickly reselling homes for profit. In many cases, the flipper purchases a residence that needs work, makes the necessary upgrades and repairs, and then sells the property for more than they invested. According to ATTOM Data (a provider of nationwide property data), the average profit for a house flip in 2022 was $70,000. That’s a tidy profit for what is often a short-term project.

Mar 30, 2023

What is an Example of an Installment Sale?

Completing a 1031 exchange is a common way for real estate investors to defer capital gains tax liabilities on the sale of investment properties.

Mar 25, 2023

Are Distributions from a Qualified Opportunity Fund Taxable?

While qualified opportunity funds (QOFs) offer a number of tax benefits, investors understandably have reason to be concerned about the tax implications of distributions from these funds. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at whether distributions from a QOF are taxable and how specifically they are taxed.

Mar 21, 2023

What is a Related Party Exchange?

As we’ve mentioned in numerous blogs, 1031 exchanges come with many rules and regulations. These include in-stone deadlines, the value of relinquished and replacement properties, and eligible properties. 

Mar 15, 2023

How to Avoid Capital Gains Tax When Selling Farmland

Accountants and finance professionals view farmland differently than other capital assets. For example, a retail strip center and undeveloped farmland are both real estate. But their purposes and uses can differ. 

Mar 11, 2023

Should I Change My Investment Strategy When Inflation Increases?

Stock market investing is often described as long-term, not to be disrupted in reaction to short-term economic influences. A traditional investing strategy supports crafting a mix of stocks and bonds (or similar fixed-income investments) designed with consideration to your risk appetite and then left alone. combining potential for growth with stability, you may want to develop a 60/40 portfolio. That means you have sixty percent of your stock holdings and the balance in fixed-income instruments like bonds. The foundational hypothesis for the 60/40 portfolio is that the stocks will appreciate while the bonds reduce volatility to help manage short-term losses.

Mar 7, 2023

Can a Joint Tenant Force the Sale of a Property?

One of the common ways for people to hold title to property as a group is to buy it as joint tenants. In many states, joint tenancy is frequently employed by married couples and by business partners investing together. Joint tenants have equal ownership rights and responsibilities. A critical provision of joint tenancy is the right of survivorship—when one owner dies, the others inherit the deceased partner’s share. If there is more than one survivor, all would equally share the portion owned by the deceased.

Mar 2, 2023

How to Claim Capital Losses In a Tax Return

Anytime you sell an investment for less than you paid to acquire the asset, you’ll generate a capital loss.

Feb 26, 2023

Can You Amend Form 8824 For a 1031 Exchange?

One of the most important documents associated with completing a 1031 exchange is IRS Form 8824 for like-kind exchanges. 

Feb 22, 2023

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