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    What is Doug's basis for the land and building?

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    Basis of Property Received as a Gift. Doug receives a duplex as a gift from his uncle. The uncle's basis for the duplex and land is $90,000. At the time of the gift, the land and building have FMVs of $40,000 and $80,000, respectively. No gift tax is paid by Doug's uncle at the time of the gift.

    a. To determine gain, what is Doug's basis for the land?
    b. To determine gain, what is Doug's basis for the building?
    c. Will the basis of the land and building be the same as in Parts a and b for purposes of determining a loss?

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    Question A
    Basis for the land = 90000/(40000+80000)*40000 = ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution provides calculations for the gain on land and building and the basis of the land and building for determining a loss.

    $2.19

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