Property Cost Basis Stays Same In Divorce

By | January 19th, 2009|

When divorce happens, one spouse will often buy out the other spouse's interest in a property and will then own the property at the same cost basis at which the couple originally bought it. Some property buyers may think that the cost basis would increase and if they went to sell the property they'd pay lower taxes, but that's not the case. When parties decide to divorce and there's a property transfer it's useful to consult an accountant to understand the tax implications of transferring a property with a certain value.