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Do Oil Royalties Qualify for Capital Gains Treatment?

Owning rights to oil means you may receive royalties from sales of the oil obtained from a reserve. While you won’t have to pay capital gains on royalties you receive from your mineral rights, you may have to pay them if you sell your rights for a profit. 

Dec 12, 2022

Do You Have to Pay Estimated Taxes on Stock Gains?

Investing in the stock market can be a way to diversify your income. And while stock gains are a cause for celebration, you will owe a capital gains tax for the increase in the asset’s value. If this is your first time investing, you may not know that the IRS requires an estimation of taxes to be paid quarterly and not just once a year on April 15th.   

Dec 10, 2022

Is There a Lifetime Limit on Capital Gains?

Capital gains are increases in the value of an asset relative to its basis. The capital gains tax is an assessment on that gain that applies when the asset is sold. So while an investor may watch and enjoy the appreciation in a capital asset, the tax doesn’t apply until they “realize” the gain—which occurs when they dispose of the investment.

Dec 7, 2022

Are Capital Gains and Income Tax the Same?

You can save a lot of time and effort at tax time by understanding the different types of income you’ll have to report on your Form 1040.

Dec 5, 2022

What is Capital Gains Deferral?

Selling a real estate investment property can be a lucrative wealth-building opportunity. However, you should consider how capital gains tax may affect your decisions when selling property. Fortunately, a few strategies are available for deferring or avoiding capital gains taxes.  

Dec 4, 2022

Are Capital Gains Forgiven at Death?

Capital gains are a complex topic governed by an array of rules and exceptions. Knowing how to navigate the protocols and options is vital for investors seeking to manage their taxes. Capital gains are the increase in value of a capital asset, which can be sorted into short-term and long-term. 

Dec 3, 2022

Do Capital Gains Count as Income for Obamacare?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 provided comprehensive health care reform in an effort to make affordable health insurance available to more individuals. Also known as the ACA or “Obamacare” (as the bill was signed into law by then-President Barack Obama), the legislation enabled uninsured employees and self-employed individuals to buy affordable healthcare insurance.  

Dec 1, 2022

Can Capital Gains Be Carried Forward?

Selling an asset for a profit will likely generate a capital gains tax liability.  Capital gains are often associated with investments such as stocks or real estate, but they also apply to your primary residence, as well as a wide range of alternative assets such as collectibles, fine art, cryptocurrencies, and precious metals. 

Nov 29, 2022

How to Help Clients Defer Capital Gains on Their Investment Real Estate

Over the last few years, real estate properties have greatly appreciated. For any of your clients looking to sell, it can mean a nice profit. But with a nice profit comes a not-so-nice tax bill. 

Nov 27, 2022

Can You Deduct Realtor Fees From Capital Gains?

We’ve written a great deal about the concept of capital gains. We’ve explained what they are, and when they might trigger a taxable event. Though many of Realized’s previous blogs focus on capital gains when selling investment real estate or other capital assets, it’s also possible to generate capital gains from the sale of your primary residence or home. 

Nov 27, 2022

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