This is an update to our earlier article on the 2016 implication of the Transfer on Death Deed in California. What is a Transfer on Death Deed Simply put, a Transfer on Death Deed (or “Revokable Transfer on Death Deed” or “TOD”) it is a deed, recorded on your property’s title, that allows for a … Continue Reading
Yes! Indeed, many owners elect to gift or partially gift their homes to their children now, for many reasons, including current favorable gift tax allowances / exemptions. A gift of equity is a remarkably easy way to allow your child to obtain a traditional loan without any down payment….
California Temporarily Waives LLC Initial Filing Fees AND First Year’s $800 Minimum Tax – A Excellent Way to Hold Real Estate Just Got Even Better
Effective until June 30, 2023, California is waiving the traditional $70 filing fee to form a California Limited Liability Company, or “LLC.” Even better – The annual minimum $800 tax to the California Franchise Tax Board is also waived for the first year.
Understanding Capital Gains Taxes in Real Estate Sales and Using the IRS Section 121 Exclusion (aka the Homeowners Exemption or Homeowners Exclusion) Saving $250,000 or $500,000 of Taxable Gains
IRS Section 121 allows a reduction of potential capital gains taxes by $250,000 for single filers and $500,000 for married filing jointly filers when certain tests are met for the sale of your primary residence.
Navigating New California Proposition 19: Its Dramatic Property Tax Increase on Inherited Property and Added Benefits to Portability For Those 55 and Older
California Proposition 19 is a massive property tax hike on the next generation of property owners. It wipes out the current Proposition 58 and Proposition 193 family transfer benefits, effective February 16, 2021. This is potentially the largest property tax increase in California history… but it will only impact the next generations; this is a new death tax and inheritance tax on real property owners’ heirs.
Intra Family Sale and/or Gifting of Real Estate in California (Propositions 13, 58, 193, 60 and 90 and new Proposition 19)
Lucas Real Estate – Attorney Devin Lucas and CPA Courtney Lucas – are experts in California intra family transfers using all aspects of Propositions 13, 58, 193 60 and 90 and new Proposition 19. Learn more about how Lucas Real Estate may help by clicking here. WARNING — CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 19 HAS UPENDED THIS ENTIRE … Continue Reading
Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Orange County and all California homeowners – and potential homeowners – have some significant tax changes to consider and plan for in 2018. H.R. 1, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which both houses of Congress passed on December 20, 2017, contains a large number of provisions that affect … Continue Reading
Real Estate Tax Tip For Itemizers (aka Loophole ALERT) – Consider Paying Your Second Installment Property Tax Bill Early (as 2018+ is Now Capped)
Consider prepayment of your property taxes in 2017. Newport Beach, California – H.R. 1, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which both houses of Congress passed on December 20, 2017, contains a large number of provisions that affect individual taxpayers, especially homeowners. As of January 1, 2018 – single or married – you … Continue Reading
NOTE – this article is now out of date. California updated the Transfer on Death Deed laws, including new restrictions, in 2022. Please see our July 2023 blog post, link here, for updated information. You can review the below post as an overview, but ensure to review our 2023 post for more up-to-date information including … Continue Reading