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Cost Basis

Check out Mitt Romney's 2010 tax return and learn how he does it. The most important lesson I learned in perusing his return (besides the significance of sheltering your $$ outside of the USA) is the immediate impact of targeted charitable contributions. In my professional opinion the...

Taxpayers who own shares in an S corporation are allowed pass-through losses to the extent of their basis (also commonly referred to as investment) under §1366(d) in their entity. Shareholders can obtain basis in a variety of ways such as direct investment, loaning the corporation money, contributing...

Generally if payments are in exchange for partnership property, the amount received in excess of the partner’s outside basis in his/her partnership interest is taxed as capital gain. However if the payments represent a distributive share of partnership income or are deemed to be guaranteed payments, the payments are taxed as ordinary income. According to...

Okay I'm taking another case to IRS appeals regarding the home office deduction.  In preparation I reviewed IRS Publication 587: Business Use of Your Home and I pulled some relevant quotes. "You can have more than one business location, including your home, for a single trade...

Also commonly referred to as 197 Intangibles, the following costs must be amortized (deducted as an expense) over 15 years (180 months) starting with the later of (a) the month the intangibles were acquired or (b) the month the trade or business or activity engaged...

From a tax perspective the fundamental issue is whether a legitimate business purpose exists for the formation of a distinct entity to do a sale leaseback. If one exists and this is pursued all elements of the transaction should meet an arms length standard and...

On October 3, 2008, President George W. Bush signed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Tucked away in the Act is a provision that moves the responsibility of basis determination from the shoulders of the taxpayer to the shoulders of the securities industry. After December 31,...

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