Sep 19, 2008
Capital gains tax is imposed on gains realized from the sale of capital assets such as a home, investments, and business interests. Under the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 (2003 Tax Act) and the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 (2005 Tax Act), certain dividends are also taxed at capital gains tax rates. Generally, capital gains tax rates are lower than the rates applied to ordinary income.
Aug 27, 2008
Established for real estate barons and tycoons, 1031 exchanges have been around since the 1920s. Named for the IRS code which refers to them, the tax-saving tool also known as “flipping” or a “like-kind” exchange has been gaining traction as a way for Americans to save money on taxes from property, by deferring them to another, newly-purchased property.