I have a capital gains rental property question. If I sold a home that I rent out, am I subject to rental capital gains on the sale?
Yes. Regarding capital gains rental property, you are liable for rental capital gains. You can only exclude capital gains from the sale of your main home.
Any gain on the sale of rental real estate is subject to rental capital gains tax. However, unlike with your personal home, you can claim a loss on the sale of rental property.
Generally, a wash sale is what occurs when you sell securities at a loss and buy the same shares within 30 days before or after the sale date. Wash sale rules are designed to prevent investors from creating a deductible loss for the purpose of offsetting gains with only a short interruption in owning the security.
Generally, paying gift tax is not an issue for the person receiving the gift. The giver, however, will generally only file a gift tax return when the gift exceeds the annual gift tax exclusion amount, which is $15,000 per person for 2018. The giver may also not owe gift tax due to their lifetime exemption.
When someone sells you property for less than full value, it’s considered a gift of equity. Let H&R Block explain why this might have tax implications.
IRA terms and concepts can be confusing at times. We’re here to help. Find explanations for common IRA terminology from the tax experts at H&R Block.