Evaluate the pros and cons related to an exclusion of a $250,000 gain for a primary residence and how using this residence as rental property could impact the gain or loss determination for the homeowner taxpayer. Recommend tax planning strategies and what can be done to ensure that the exclusion is not lost.
2. Under the authority of the IRS, real property can be seized for nonpayment of taxes. In addition, the local government could confiscate personal property for public use. Analyze how involuntary conversions differ from condemnations and how to determine the basis of the property in determining the gain or loss.
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