Capital Gains, Minimal Taxes Books and References


Any gain arising on the sale/transfer of a capital asset is classified as a ‘Capital Gain’.

Since, real estate is a capital asset, any gain/loss arising on the sale of real estate is

therefore required to be disclosed under head ‘Income from Capital Gains’.

 It is important to note here that the gain arising on the sale of property is classified under head capital gains but the income earned from renting of real estate is

classified as ‘Income under head House Property’.

 It is applicable to all kinds of property irrespective of whether the property is residential, commercial, and industrial or any other type of property (except agricultural land situated in a rural area). Rural agricultural land is not considered as a capital asset and therefore no tax is levied on the sale of rural agricultural land.



Capital Gains, Minimal Taxes: The Essential Guide for Investors and Traders

This book makes it easy to understand the tax rules for buying, owning and selling stocks, mutual funds and options, and the best strategies for minimizing taxes. In plain language it covers: Buying and selling stocks. Complete coverage of the relevant tax provisions, including the capital loss limitation, how to identify shares, and the wash sale rule. Mutual fund investments. How and when to use the average basis method, and a complete guide to all the categories of mutual fund dividends. Rules for advanced investors. Clear explanation of tax rules for short sales, stock options, straddles, and the special rules that apply to traders. Included are chapters on tax planning strategies and income tax reporting issues. This is the sixth edition of this book, updated to reflect developments through December 31, 2018.  




The Labyrinth of Capital Gains Tax Policy: A Guide for the PerplexedThe Labyrinth of Capital Gains Tax Policy: A Guide for the Perplexed

Few issues in tax policy are as divisive as the capital gains tax. Should capital gains--the increase in value of assets such as stocks or businesses--be taxed at all? If so, when should they be taxed--when they are earned, or when they are realized? Should taxes be adjusted for inflation? And should gains be taxed at both the individual and corporate levels? In this book, Leonard Burman cuts through the political rhetoric to present the facts about capital gains. He begins by explaining the complex rules that govern the taxation of capital gains, examines the kinds of assets that produce them, and the factors that can lead to gains or losses. He then reviews the effects of capital gains taxation on saving and investment and considers the arguments for and against indexing capital gains taxes for inflation, as well as other options for altering the current system.



Selling Real Estate Without Paying Taxes: Capital Gains Tax Alternatives, Deferral vs. Elimination of Taxes, Tax-Free Property Investing, Hybrid Tax ... Paying Taxes: A Guide to Capital Gains)


The decline and instability of the financial market has led to a white-hot market in real estate.  Millions of investors are moving their money from equities to real estate.  As the rate of transactions increases sellers are discovering that there are some tax surprises associated with selling real estate.  The two primary tax considerations are capital gains and recapture of depreciation.  Between the two, Federal and State taxes can be as much as one third of the profit on the sale of a property.  Both individual investors and real estate professionals can discover legal methods for deferring or eliminating these taxes by reading this book.  Selling Real Estate Without Paying Taxes is a non-technical, plain-English look at the various ways to avoid taxes when selling real estate.  It explores both tax deferral and elimination methods, discusses the pros and cons of each, and gives examples of how each method works in everyday practice.  This book will be a valuable tool for individuals and professionals so that they can make the most out of each real estate transaction.