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How to Report a Section 121 Exclusion

Section 121 of the Internal Revenue Code allows taxpayers to exclude from income some of the gains they have enjoyed due to the increase in value of a primary residence. The IRS rules are meant to support the exclusion by homeowners while denying it in the case of an investment property. To that end, taxpayers claiming the exclusion must satisfy both an ownership and use test.

Mar 20, 2023

Do I Have to File a 1099-R Form?

You will likely get a 1099-R form If you received a distribution from a retirement plan or a similar account like an annuity, pension, or insurance contract. The plan administrator is responsible for filing the 1099-R with the IRS and any required state or local governments. As the taxpayer you will also report the distribution on your income taxes.

Mar 19, 2023

Which States Do Not Have an Estate Tax?

When someone passes away, their assets might be transferred to beneficiaries. If over a certain amount, the transferred assets can be subject to a federal inheritance tax. And, sometimes, can incur an estate tax at the state level. 

Mar 17, 2023

Is Money Received From an Eminent Domain Taxable?

One bright, sunny day you might hear a knock on the door. When you answer it, the local mail man hands you a certified letter, requiring your signature. You sign, take the letter and rip it open. 

Mar 12, 2023

Does an Estate Pay Taxes on the Sale of a Home?

Inheriting a home after someone close to you dies can bring significant financial benefits, but it also may come with tax liabilities if you sell the home after receiving it as part of the decedent’s estate.

Mar 9, 2023

Is Form 8824 Required Every Year?

A 1031 exchange is a complex process. There are many rules to follow so that the exchange isn’t invalidated. Additionally, specific forms, such as form 8824, must be filed. The frequency and timing of filing for this form can vary depending on the taxpayer’s specific situation. In this article, we’ll look at form 8824 in more detail and discuss its filing requirements.

Mar 9, 2023

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