Posts Tagged ‘Cost Basis’


How to File a Personal Property Tax Declaration in Connecticut

All Connecticut business owners that own personal property must file a Personal Property Tax Declaration by November 1, 2017.

Failure to file this declaration or filing late will result in a penalty equal to 25% of the assessed value of the property…and nobody wants to pay 25% more in taxes! So, you can file or have Borgida & Company file, but don’t forget to FILE!


How to Declare Your State of Residence for Tax Purposes

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Some taxpayers will have more than one home.  For them it’s important to declare their state of residence. There are no specific rules to follow to declare your residence. Establishing residence is actually what your intentions are.


The Difference Between an Inherited Asset and a Gift Received

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Whether you receive an asset from inheritance or from a gift can have significant tax impact when this asset is sold.

Inherited Asset

For an inherited asset you generally take this asset over at the Fair Market Value at the Date of Death. This value would be listed on the probate inventory.  Additionally for a Connecticut decedent it would be listed on … Continue reading »


How to Calculate Your Cost Basis and Save Money…Guaranteed

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When you sell a capital asset you need to know when you purchased it and what the cost basis is.  These will be used to determine what your capital gain (or loss) is.  Capital assets are items such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds.

Holding Period

A short-term capital gain is for a capital asset held a year or … Continue reading »


6 Proven Reasons to Make a Charitable Donation from Your IRA to Save Money

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 has temporarily extended the ability of certain taxpayers to make charitable donations from their IRA.

The Basics

Charitably inclined taxpayers over age 70 1/2 can donate up to $100,000 per year from their IRA to a qualified charity.  This is known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution. The donation must be made directly from the IRA to the qualified charity.


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