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I have a question about some land that we sold in 2016. It

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I have a question about some land that we sold in 2016. It was inherited by my husband after his father passed away. We never actually lived there so it was never a residence. How exactly do I file this?
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Customer: The land was a land grant to the family in the 1800s so no money was ever paid for the land. It was inherited jointly by my husband and his sister and when it sold they split the money. Our portion of the funds have been reinvested into building a new home for ourselves.
JA: Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: Not that I know of.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Brian Michels replied 1 month ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I'll be the Expert assisting you today. I look forward to helping you with your issue today. Enter the total from the Form 8949 that includes your vacant land sale, along with the totals of any other Forms 8949 required for your particular tax situation. Transfer the sum total gain or loss from Schedule D to your Form 1040. Include Form 1040, Schedule D and all copies of Forms 8949 with your tax return. The basis of property would be $0.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
We never received a form 8949
Expert:  Brian Michels replied 1 month ago.

8949 is a tax form needed to be prepared and completed with your personal return. You would include the information relating to the sale for the land on this form including the description of the property (land) and the date acquired, date sold, proceeds (sale prices) and cost basis. Since it was held for more than a year it would be a long term capital gain.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Where can I locate the form?
Expert:  Brian Michels replied 1 month ago.

Are you using a tax software? If not I have attached the file.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I am using turbo tax
Expert:  Brian Michels replied 1 month ago.

There should be an area to include the "disposition of assets" during the interview screens.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
would it be under the income section? I am looking there and under miscellaneous forms and don't see it.
Expert:  Brian Michels replied 1 month ago.

Yes, it would be under the income section. perhaps called "dispositions" or "disposals". It will flow to Schedule D. Perhaps there is a way to work backwards from Schedule D.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I found it, thanks. One last question. When is says to report the net proceeds, would that include closing fees etc. or should I subtract those out? We didn't get the 1099 so I'm not sure.
Expert:  Brian Michels replied 1 month ago.

Include the proceeds less any closing costs. IF you sold it for $100,000 and there was $5,000 in costs then report $95,000.

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