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Efile For 2012Efile for 2012 Part Three - Gains and Losses The four chapters in this part discuss investment gains and losses, including how to figure your basis in property. Efile for 2012 A gain from selling or trading stocks, bonds, or other investment property may be taxed or it may be tax free, at least in part. Efile for 2012 A loss may or may not be deductible. Efile for 2012 These chapters also discuss gains from selling property you personally use — including the special rules for selling your home. Efile for 2012 Nonbusiness casualty and theft losses are discussed in chapter 25 in Part Five. Efile for 2012 Table of Contents 13. Efile for 2012 Basis of PropertyIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Cost BasisReal Property Adjusted BasisIncreases to Basis Decreases to Basis Basis Other Than CostProperty Received for Services Taxable Exchanges Involuntary Conversions Nontaxable Exchanges Property Transferred From a Spouse Property Received as a Gift Inherited Property Property Changed From Personal to Business or Rental Use Stocks and Bonds 14. Efile for 2012 Sale of PropertyReminder Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Sales and TradesWhat Is a Sale or Trade? How To Figure Gain or Loss Nontaxable Trades Transfers Between Spouses Related Party Transactions Capital Gains and LossesCapital or Ordinary Gain or Loss Capital Assets and Noncapital Assets Holding Period Nonbusiness Bad Debts Wash Sales Rollover of Gain From Publicly Traded Securities 15. Efile for 2012 Selling Your HomeReminder Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Main Home Figuring Gain or LossSelling Price Amount Realized Adjusted Basis Amount of Gain or Loss Dispositions Other Than Sales Determining Basis Excluding the GainMaximum Exclusion Ownership and Use Tests Reduced Maximum Exclusion Business Use or Rental of Home Reporting the SaleSeller-financed mortgage. Efile for 2012 More information. Efile for 2012 Special SituationsException for sales to related persons. Efile for 2012 Recapturing (Paying Back) a Federal Mortgage Subsidy 16. Efile for 2012 Reporting Gains and Losses What's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Reporting Capital Gains and Losses Exception 1. Efile for 2012 Exception 2. Efile for 2012 File Form 1099-B or Form 1099-S with the IRS. Efile for 2012 Capital Losses Capital Gain Tax Rates Prev Up Next Home More Online Publications
Writing a Will
It's unfortunate how many people believe that estate planning is only for wealthy people. People at all economic levels benefit from an estate plan. Upon death, an estate plan legally protects and distributes property based on your wishes and the needs of your family and/or survivors with as little tax as possible.
A will is the most practical first step in estate planning; it makes clear how you want your property to be distributed after you die.
Writing a will can be as simple as typing out how you want your assets to be transferred to loved ones or charitable organizations after your death. If you don't have a will when you die, your estate will be handled in probate, and your property could be distributed differently than what you would like.
It may help to get legal advice when writing a will, particularly when it comes to understanding all the rules of the estate disposition process in your state. Some states, for instance, have community-property laws that entitle your surviving spouse to keep half of your wealth after you die no matter what percentage you leave him or her. Fees for the execution of a will vary according to its complexity.
Rules To Remember When Writing A Will
- In most states, you must be 18 years of age or older.
- A will must be written in sound judgment and mental capacity to be valid.
- The document must clearly state that it is your will.
- An executor of your will, who ensures your estate is distributed according to your wishes, must be named.
- It is not necessary to notarize or record your will but these can safeguard against any claims that your will is invalid. To be valid, you must sign a will in the presence of at least two witnesses.
Choose an Executor
An executor is the person who is responsible for settling the estate after death. Duties of an executor include:
- Taking inventory of property and belongings
- Appraising and distributing assets
- Paying taxes
- Settling debts owed by the deceased
Most important, the executor is legally obligated to act in the interests of the deceased, following the wishes provided by the will. Here again, it could be helpful to consult an attorney to help with the probate process or offer legal guidance. Any person over the age of 18, who hasn't been convicted of a felony, can be named executor of a will. Some people choose a lawyer, accountant or financial consultant based on their experience. Others choose a spouse, adult child, relative or friend. Since the role of executor can be demanding, it's often a good idea to ask the person being named in a will if he or she is willing to serve.
If you've been named executor in someone's will but are not able or do not want to serve, you need to file a declination, which is a legal document that declines your designation as an executor. The contingent executor named in the will then assumes responsibility. If no contingent executor is named, the court will appoint one.
Review Your Estate Plan
Once you've completed a will, it's a good idea to review it from time to time, and consider changes if:
- The value of your assets change
- You marry, divorce or remarry
- You have a child
- You move to a different state
- The executor of your will dies or becomes incapacitated or your relationship changes
- One of your heirs dies
- The laws affecting your estate change
Write a Social Media Will
Social media is a part of daily life, so what happens to the online content that you created once you die? If you are active online you should consider creating a statement of how you would like your online identity to be handled, like a social media will. You should appoint someone you trust as an online executor. This person will be responsible for the closure of your email addresses, social media profiles, and blogs after you are deceased. Take these steps to help you write a social media will (download a social media will template in Excel format):
- Review the privacy policies and the terms and conditions of each website where you have a presence.
- State how you would like your profiles to be handled. You may want to completely cancel your profile or keep it up for friends and family to visit. Some sites allow users to create a memorial profile where other users can still see your profile but can’t post anything new.
- Give the social media executor a document that lists all the websites where you have a profile, along with your usernames and passwords.
- Stipulate in your will that the online executor should have a copy of your death certificate. The online executor may need this as proof in order for websites to take any actions on your behalf.
- Check to see if the social media platforms have account management features to let you proactively manage what happens to your accounts after you die. For example, Google's Inactive Account Manager allows you to manage how you want your online content to be saved or deleted. This feature also lets you give permission for your family or close friends to access the content you saved on Google websites after you die.