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MequonCPA, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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A while back I read somewhere that a federal tax law passed

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A while back I read somewhere that a federal tax law passed in 2002 ? allowed the TAX BASIS of a business property to be increased to the FAIR MARKET VALUE if the property was owned in that year. Can you confirm that and if true how would one attempt to establish a basis for a wooded real estate property that had been inherited some 8 years earlier??
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  MequonCPA replied 5 years ago.

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There is no adjustment to basis strictly based on a date in time. Your basis in the real estate is its fair market value on decedent's date of death. See page 9 of IRS Publication 551 "Inherited Property"


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