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Default This Old [millionaires] House

jJim McLaughlin wrote in

Kurt Ullman wrote:
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Red Green wrote:

(---MIKE---) wrote in

The real question is regarding the "Extreme Makeover" show. They
completely dismantle a wreck and put up a mansion. This is usually
for a destitute family. How can they afford the taxes on their new


In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
(44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

Why do you think they are all bawling their eyes out? Before they had
a place they could afford. Now they are short timers in the place
before they get evicted.

And of course they have to pay income taxes on the value of the


I'm not a tax pro Jim but I've done a bit of them. Generally, I would
guess they would get a 1099. I have seen a few, very few, exceptions.
That's why places that "give" stuff away, raffles, etc. jack the max
retail value way up if they can. This they can partially write off.

You win some tickets on the radio and come the end of the year don't be
surprised if you get a 1099. They don't care if you report it or not.
CYA so they can write off a percentage. Saw that personally with a

Just my .02, and that may be an inflated amount :-)


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