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Thinking about transferring your home to your children? (Part 2)

            Last week I told you about Jamie’s mistake.  Mom and Dad transferred their home to Jamie 7 years ago to protect it from Medicaid’s spend down requirements.  While the transfer was outside of Medicaid’s 5 year look back, now that Mom was planning to move in with Jamie the tax consequences of the sale […]

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Thinking About Transferring Your Home to Your Children?

            Jamie called because her dad was in need of Medicaid.  He was now in a nursing home and Mom was living at home.  They had about $120,000 of countable assets.  I asked about the home and Jamie told me her parents had transferred it to her 7 years earlier.             Jamie was confident when […]

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Are We in Danger of Losing the Step Up in Basis (Part 2)

     Last week we were discussing potential changes to the tax laws proposed by President Obama that would eliminate the step up in basis.  Obama claims the target is wealthy Americans but the change could have a much bigger impact on average middle class citizens.      That’s because with the federal estate tax […]

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Are We in Danger of Losing the Step Up in Basis?

           A few weeks back, President Obama proposed, in his State of the Union address, that the “step up in basis” provision of the capital gains tax be eliminated.  While Obama claims that he wants to eliminate a loophole for the rich, such a change could have a bigger impact on […]

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