How much capital gains tax do I have to pay if I sell vacant land?

Author Message
Icon Mini Profile jkw_21





Joined: 25 Feb 2009

Posts: 1

1.40 Dollars($)
Post Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:39 pm    Post subject: How much capital gains tax do I have to pay if I sell vacant
Like
Dislike

I have 80 acres of vacant land that I am thinking about selling for development. How much capital gains tax will I have to pay if I have only owned the land for 1 year & 2 months?
Icon Mini Profile smithsussane
smith.sussane




Joined: 18 Sep 2008

Posts: 12593
Location: Alaska
1309.02 Dollars($)
Post Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:24 pm    Post subject:
Like
Dislike

Hi jkw!

Welcome to forums!

As far as I know, the capital gains tax is a tax which is charged on the profit realized from the sale of an asset that was purchased at a lower price. I don't think the capital gains tax will depend upon the period of time you owned the property.

You can find a similar discussion on capital gains tax in the following link:
http://www.mortgagefit.com/vacant-land.html

Feel free to ask if you have further queries.

Sussane
Jara

Guest







Post Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:26 am    Post subject: capital gains tax
Like
Dislike

Could you tell me the % of the tax?
Icon Mini Profile adonis
adonis




Joined: 22 Oct 2005

Posts: 12179
Location: ALASKA
1313.94 Dollars($)
Post Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:00 pm    Post subject:
Like
Dislike

As far as I know, long-term capital gains will apply to assets held for more than one year. These are taxed at a lower rate compared to short-term gains. In the year 2003, this rate was reduced to 15% as well as to 5% for individuals who are in the lowest two income tax brackets. These tax rates would be available till 2010 as a result of the Tax Reconciliation Act. Thus, in 2008, 2009, and 2010, the tax rate on eligible dividends and long term capital gains is 0% for people who are in the 10% and 15% income tax brackets.
_________________
Procrastination is the enemy of your financial success
Rhonda

Guest







Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:16 am    Post subject: Vacant land given to us
Like
Dislike

We were given 20 acres of land in prime territory about five years ago. It sold for over a million dollars. our share was around $130,000. What taxes do we have to pay? If we turn the money over on a house do we still pay taxes?
Rhonda

Guest







Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:19 am    Post subject: Sold land
Like
Dislike

Is that a yes or no and if we invest the money in a home do we still pay
Icon Mini Profile smithsussane
smith.sussane




Joined: 18 Sep 2008

Posts: 12593
Location: Alaska
1309.02 Dollars($)
Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:29 pm    Post subject:
Like
Dislike

Hi Rhonda!

Welcome to forums!

You will have to pay the capital gains taxes depending upon the profit you make from the sale of the property. As far as I know, though you invest in a home, you may have to pay the capital gains taxes. Nevertheless, you should contact a tax adviser and take his opinion in this matter.

Feel free to ask if you've further queries.

Sussane
jim francis

Guest







Post Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:40 am    Post subject: sale of 3 acres vacant land held for 14 years
Like
Dislike

i purchased 30 acres of land in 1998 for 195,000.0 ,60% of the 30acres is all flood and wetlands not suitable for building a home on , i.m selling 3 acres zoned e2 for 64000.0 .can i show a higher purchase price on this lot to reduce my capital gains this year , my personal income is 75,000.0 in 2012 , very sincerely jim
Icon Mini Profile smithsussane
smith.sussane




Joined: 18 Sep 2008

Posts: 12593
Location: Alaska
1309.02 Dollars($)
Post Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:48 pm    Post subject:
Like
Dislike

Hi jim francis!

Welcome to forums!

I don't think it will be legal to quote a higher purchase price in order to avoid or reduce capital gains taxes. You may be in trouble if you do so.

Feel free to ask if you've further queries.

Sussane
Ask question
Your Name
Subject
Image Verification


Can't read the image? click here to refresh
Message Body
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 

Page loaded in 0.365 seconds.