I just sold my mom's home, which I inherited last year. We had the house appraised at date of death. I sold the home for $60000 more than that appraised amount. How do I compute the capital gains taxes that I will now owe? My understanding is that I will need to pay the capital gains on just the amount over the appraisal at date of death. Please clarify as I was going to send an estimated payment so I don't get charged interest for not paying in a timely manner.
How do I compute the capital gains taxes that I will now owe?
If $60,000 is your net long-term capital gain (long-term because the property was acquired from a decedent), then you can use TaxCaster (link below) to get an idea of your tax liability. Note that TaxCaster has not been updated for the 2021 tax year.
Please clarify as I was going to send an estimated payment so I don't get charged interest for not paying in a timely manner.
You will not owe a penalty for underpaying your estimated tax if:
1) The total tax shown on your 2021 return minus the amount of tax you paid through withholding is less than $1,000.
2) You pay at least the smaller of 90% of your 2021 tax, or 100% (110% if your adjusted gross income (AGI) for 2020 was more than $150,000 ($75,000 if your 2019 filing status is married filing separately)) of your 2020 tax.
sorry for your loss. you are correct. the holding period is automatically long-term. the gain is the sales price less sales expenses less the Fair Market value on the date of her death
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