A beneficiary deed form—also referred to as a transfer on death deed—is a method of transferring the title to real estate when the owner dies. People planning the disposition of their assets may use these deeds to avoid probate and make it simpler for their heirs to take ownership of property. Using a beneficiary deed might make sense if you have property but not enough assets to warrant establishing a trust.
Reporting capital gains as a business when taxed as an S-corp means using two forms. One of those forms is called 1120-S. We will go through what this form is and how capital gains are reported on it.
As retirement age approaches, it’s important to be financially prepared for what lies ahead. The thought of living on a fixed amount of money during your later years can feel daunting. Setting a realistic retirement budget ensures that you’ll have the funds you need during this time.
The IRS offers a variety of instructions concerning gains or losses resulting from the sale of capital assets. These include capital gains tax rates, short-term versus long-term capital gains, and carry forwards/carry overs.
A landlord can be a small investor renting out one or two single-family homes, a significant investor with multiple commercial properties, or anywhere in between. Where the investor falls along that spectrum will likely influence how much and what kind of landlord insurance they acquire, but every landlord should have some. The Oxford Language dictionary defines insurance as “an…arrangement by which a company…provides a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death in return for payment of a premium.” Basically, the owner (landlord) pays the insurance company in exchange for financial protection against specific losses.
The U.S. income tax code, officially designated the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), is a large document that was enacted by the U.S. Congress through Title 26. Additional tax guidance is located in Treasury regulations, sometimes referred to as federal tax regulations.
A 1031 exchange can be a highly productive tactic for real estate investors, potentially enabling them to leverage the appreciation in one property to invest in others. Investors have varied motivations for selling an asset and replacing it with another one—including upgrading, diversification, geographic pursuits, and more. If the owner manages the transaction using a traditional sale and purchase arrangement, the investor will owe capital gains taxes on the appreciation of the property they sell. Paying that tax can restrict the amount they have available for reinvestment in a new property.
If you sell an asset for profit and make a capital gain, you must pay capital gains tax. Like all other tax liabilities, you must pay your capital gains tax according to IRS deadlines. For capital gains, payment is typically due based on when you sold the asset and before you file your return.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “earnest” as a serious and intent mental state or a considerable and impressive degree. Similarly, synonyms-thesaurus.com shows that synonyms for earnest include ardent, sincere, sober, and purposeful. From these clues, we can discern that “earnest money” is a means for demonstrating serious intent and sincerity. Typically, a potential buyer pays earnest money to a seller to indicate that their offer to purchase property is in good faith. From the seller's perspective, receiving earnest money provides some assurance that the prospective buyer won’t abandon the transaction without cause.
During a divorce settlement, spouses must decide how to divide their property and assets. Knowing your tax liability regarding your divorce settlement proceedings can help you minimize loss and have a solid financial footing.