Wanda, a calendar year taxpayer, owned a building (adjusted basis of $250,000) in which she operated a

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Wanda, a calendar year taxpayer, owned a building (adjusted basis of $250,000) in which she operated a bakery that was destroyed by fire in December 2014. She receives insurance proceeds of $290,000 for the building the following March. Wanda is considering two options regarding the investment of the insurance proceeds. First, she could purchase a local building (suitable for a bakery) that is for sale for $275,000. Second, she could buy a new home for $290,000 and go back to college and finish her degree.
a. To minimize her tax liability, which of these alternatives should Wanda choose?
b. What is the latest date on which Wanda can replace the involuntarily converted property to qualify for § 1033?
c. What is the latest date on which Wanda can replace the involuntarily converted property to qualify for § 1033 if the involuntary conversion is a condemnation?
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South Western Federal Taxation 2015

ISBN: 9781305310810

38th Edition

Authors: William H. Hoffman, William A. Raabe, David M. Maloney, James C. Young

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