Quiz 7: Capital Gains and Other Sales of Property

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Gain or loss incurred from the sale of an asset is incorporated in the taxable income. They can appear on the tax return at different places depending upon the kind of asset being sold.Basis is described as the price of property which is bought either in exchange of cash, debt obligation, services or properties. The property can also be obtained as inheritance, gift, divorce settlement or any exchange other than making regular purchases. Adjusted basis is defined as the cost, including any rise to the property like addition or commission incurred on the transaction of stocks, and fall like devaluation of property and non-taxable stock shares. Fair market value (FMV) is the cost at which the buyer buys the property from the seller, neither being obligated to purchase or sell and possessing the rational knowledge of the relevant information. The sales of similar properties around the same time are frequently used to figure out the FMV. So, understanding these terms img can help in better comprehension of the profit or loss in asset.

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The word "realized" incorporates everything received by the taxpayer in a transaction either from a sale or a trade and is often termed as the proceeds from trade/ sale. It includes cash obtained along with the fair market value of the property or the services received during the transaction plus any type of debt obligations incurred by the buyer. The word "recognized" incorporates the sum that will be considered on tax return, either as profit or loss. The assets sold or traded are presumed to be 'realized' except that they may or may not be instantly 'recognized' for tax purpose, on the basis of transaction type.So, profits and losses can either be img , or can be img .

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