For each of the following capital asset dispositions, determine whether the taxpayer has realized…

For each of the following capital asset dispositions, determine whether the taxpayer has realized a gain or loss and whether that gain or loss is short-term or long-term: a. Larry’s aunt June dies on May 4, 2010. He inherits some land that she purchased in 1991 for $2,000. On May 4, 2010, the land is worth $40,000. Larry receives title to the land on October 15, 2010, and sells it on November 27, 2010, for $40,000. He pays $3,000 in commissions and other selling expenses. b. Sterling receives 4,000 shares of Suburb Corporation stock as a birthday present from his mother-in-law on May 6, 2010. His mother-in-law had paid $18,000 for the stock 8 years earlier. On May 6, 2010, the stock has a fair market value of $4,000. On June 18, 2010, Sterling sells 1,000 shares of the stock for $800. c. Assume the same facts as in part b. Suburb Corporation becomes the target of a takeover attempt in July, and its stock soars. Sterling sells the remaining 3,000 shares for $19,000 on August 6, 2010. d. Bert owns 1,000 shares of Crooner Capital Corporation common stock for which he paid $8,000 in 2003. On March 13, 2009, Crooner declares a dividend of 1 share of preferred stock for each 10 shares of common stock owned. On the date the preferred shares are distributed, Crooner’s common shares are selling for $7 per share, and its preferred shares are selling for $10 per share. On November 14, 2010, Bert sells the 100 preferred shares for $1,100.

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