Posted: May 3rd, 2021

Doug receives a duplex as a gift

Chapter 5: Problem I: 5-34 Basis of PropertyReceived 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 FMV 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 the purposes of determining loss?

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