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When inherited, the basis of a depreciated asset is?
A. Stepped up
B. Stepped down
C. Carried over
D. Carried under
Answer: B. Typically, when an asset is inherited, the value of the asset has increased since it was purchased and the heir gets to “step up” (raise) the basis of the inherited property to the fair market value at the date of death. So, for example, if Grandpa bought shares of XYZ for $1,000 in the previous century, and the shares are worth $1 million on the date of Grandpa’s death, the basis for tax purposes is stepped up to $1 million to the lucky recipient. This means that capital gain escapes any federal taxation.
The basis “step-up” rule can become a “step-down” rule as well. So if an asset’s value has declined and someone inherits the asset, for the sake of taxes, the basis of the asset is stepped down (lowered) to the fair market value on the date of the owner’s death. This loss of basis can be avoided by the owner selling any depreciated property before death, so he or she can reap the tax losses.
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Cassie gives her nephew Frank 10 shares of Hathshire Berkaway as a college graduation present. Cassie purchased the shares five years ago at $1,000, and their fair market value is $1,500 at the time of the gift. Frank holds the shares for one year, then sells them at $2,000. What is Frank’s cost basis and holding period?
A. $10,000; one year
B. $10,000; six years
C. $15,000; one year
D. $15,000; six years
Answer: B. When someone gives securities as a gift to another individual, the recipient’s cost basis is the lower of (1) the giver’s cost basis or (2) the fair market value at the time of the gift. So Frank’s cost basis is Cassie’s purchase price of $10,000 ($1,000 x 10 shares). The giver’s holding period will correspond to cost basis. So Frank’s holding period starts from the date of Cassie’s purchase, six years before Frank sells the shares.
Anyone studying for the FINRA Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam or the Series 65 Investment Adviser exam must learn about economic indicators such as interest rates (leading), inflation (lagging) and GDP (coincident). Continue reading
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