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Our son wants to buy our farm equipment. Do we have to pay

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our son wants to buy our farm equipment. Do we have to pay capital gains tax on any monies realized over what we initially paid for it?
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Customer: we bought the equipment in 2010 from my husband's mother's estate. it has run its course of depreciation; few pieces are relatively new but in today's market used is about as valuable as new. However, we don't want to burden our son with a high purchase price for equipment that is over 25 yrs old. We understood from our accountant that if we sold our equipment for more than what we paid for it capital gains tax would come into play. That's our concern at this point our son has the means to get the money but he's waiting to hear from us as to what we want for it.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Angie replied 8 months ago.
. Yes...you will have to pay capital gains. When you sell the equipment, you will have to recapture the depreciation as well.As an example... Equipment price 10000.00Depreciation to date 2500.00 Selling price 15000.00Depreciation recapture 2500.00 Total 17500.00Less purchase price 10000.00 Gains paid on 7500.00
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