Boot Property Received. Sara transfers land (a capital asset) having a $30,000 adjusted basis to Temple Corporation in a Sec. 351 exchange. In return, Sara receives the following consideration: a. What are the amount and character of Sara’s recognized gain or loss? b. What is Sara’s basis in her common stock, preferred stock, and note? c. What is Temple’s basis in the land? Receipt of Bonds for Property. Joe, Karen, and Larry form Gray Corporation. Joe con- tributes land (a capital asset) having an $8,000 adjusted basis and a $15,000 FMV to equipment (Sec. 1231 property) having an $18,000 adjusted basis and a $25,000 FMV for 50 shares of Gray stock. She previously claimed $10,000 of depreciation on the equipment. Larry contributes $25,000 cash for 50 shares of Gray stock. a. What are the amount and character of Joe’s, Karen’s, and Larry’s recognized gains or losses? b. What basis do Joe, Karen, and Larry take in the stock or notes they receive? c. What basis does Gray take in the land and equipment? What happens to the $10,000 of depreciation recapture potential on the equipment?
a. Amount realized $170,000
Minus: Basis in land ( 30,000)
Realized gain $140,000
Boot received (note) $ 20,000
Gain recognized (capital gain) $ 20,000
b. Basis of common stock , preferred stock and three-year note:
Basis of common stock: ($30,000 + $20,000 – $20,000)*100000/150000 = $20,000
Basis of preferred stock: ($30,000 + $20,000 – $20,000)*50000/150000 = $10,000
Basis of long-term note: $20,000 (FMV).
c. Basis of land to Temples Corporation is: $30,000 + $20,000 = $50,000.