Thinking about moving but donLt want to lose you're(Prop 13) property tax basis?
If your over 55 years of age you can transfer of property tax basis in California under Proposition 60 (Current property tax rate) so long as you buy for less than what you sell for within your own county or an county that does participate. Print the PDF form from this link
For more information on the over 55 property tax transfers call Scott Harrison 510-388-4536 or the Alameda County Assessor at 510-272-3787.
What is Stepped Up Tax Basis? Example bought 1967 for 50,000 one party died in 2000 when the value was 500,000. the surviving inherits their spouse 1/2 share at the value of 250,000 add this to 1/2 what she paid means their stepped up tax basis is now $275,000. They added a new roof and remodeled the kitchen for $35,000 and now they have $310,000 into the property. The net from the property sale in 2005 is $650,000 and subtract the cost basis equals a capital gains tax of $340,000 less the exclusion for owner occupying of $250,000 and they pay the Federal capital gains on $90,000
Property Tax Postponement - To be eligible, you must be blind, disabled or 62 years of age or older and have an annual income of $24,000 or less. Forms are available from the County Tax Collector. For more information, call the State Franchise Tax Board at (800) 852-5711.
Investors loop hole in the 1031 tax deferred exchange codes allowing them to exchange out of a rental into a home they hope to owner occupy just changed. The old rule allowed them to move into it and they would then sell after a 2 year holding period using the ruling above to avoid $250,000 or $500,000 capital gains tax on a property they acquired from an exchange. This has changed now the new codes starting in 2005 says they must hold that property for 5 years to utilize the $250,000 or $500,000 capital gains tax exclusion.
Check with your tax expert for how this impacts any exchange you're planning
Alameda County property taxes too high? Request to lower your property taxes using the form at this link
. For exemptions and exclusions check the Assessor's web site
More info about Taxes & Real estate can be found at Federal Real Estate Tax Rules for Property Owners
Overview of the Federal Tax Rules that the typical homeowner will face. Extensive information on the tax savings benefits of home ownership and real estate investing.
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