Exceptional news (but don’t hold your breath just yet) – a bill has been introduced in the California Legislature to repeal the costly property tax increases imposed on property owners’ heirs by Proposition 19 (which causes, in most cases, a reassessment of real estate upon the death of the owner, no longer allowing for the long-standing parent-child exclusions)
Taxes and Property Taxes (Proposition 13, 60, 90, 58, 193 and Proposition 19)
Can I Sell My House To My Child (Or Anyone) Below Fair Market Value? / Can I Do A Gift Of Equity?
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….
2023 IRS Taxable Gift Exclusion Amount Raised To $12,920,000 Per Person / Reportable Exclusion Raised to $17,000 Per Person – 2023 Is A Great Year To Gift Real Estate
Good news for those seeking to gift or inherit real estate in 2023, the IRS applicable taxable exclusion amount for gifts (the total amount exempted from gift and/or estate tax) is raised to$12,920,000 ($12.92mm) per person, or $25,840,000 ($25.84mm) for a married couple filing jointly.
New Year, New Real Estate Laws – Legal Update From The California Association of REALTORS®
2023 NEW LAWS AFFECTING REAL ESTATE… Here is a summary of just a handful of the new 2023 laws impacting real estate….
A Friendly Reminder To Pay Your California Property Taxes – First Installments Can Be Paid Until December 12, 2022, Second Installments By April 10, 2023.
Your California 2022-2023 Property Tax Bills have arrived! The first installments can be paid until December 12, 2022, second installments by April 10, 2023.
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.
Proposition 19 Repeal Efforts Fall Short For November Ballot Initiative
Efforts to repeal Proposition 19’s costly Death Tax On Inherited Property have fallen short for the November ballot initiative. Over 402,000 signatures were obtained to repeal those provisions of Prop 19 which wiped out former Propositions 58 and 193 (those propositions allowed parents to transfer their ‘prop 13 basis’ or ‘proposition 13 basis’ to their children; now no longer due to Prop 19’s changes, thus causing a substantial ‘death tax’ on California inherited property).
What Happens If I Cannot Meet the One Year Deadline to Move In and File the Claim for Homeowners’ Exemption Under Prop 19?
The answer to this critical question is in FLUX. The official answer, detailed below, is that the one (1) year deadline is firm, with no exceptions. HOWEVER, as of April 1, 2022, the BOE has used its “Emergency Powers” to enact a common sense answer to this question (allowing additional time to file a claim for Homeowners Exemption, with caveats).
New Year, New Tax Laws Impacting Real Estate Sales – IRS Exclusion Amount For Gifts Raised To $12.06mm Per Person
Good news for those seeking to gift or inherit real estate in 2022, the IRS applicable exclusion amount for gifts (the total amount exempted from gift and/or estate tax) is raised to $12,060,000 ($12.06mm) per person, or $24,120,000 ($24.12mm) for a married couple filing jointly.
Efforts to ‘Reinstate 58’ and ‘Repeal’ The Costly Inheritance Tax Portions of Proposition 19 are Underway
Efforts to ‘reinstate 58’ and ‘repeal’ the inheritance tax portions of Proposition 19 are underway by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association.