Tax Reform Series 5 – Self-Created Property as Capital Asset


Plain Language of the Change:

  • Patents, inventions, designs and secret formulas are NOT capital assets for dispositions after December 31, 2017
  • Applies to:
    • the taxpayer who personal efforts created the property; or
    • a taxpayer with a substituted or transferred basis from the taxpayer whose personal efforts created the property
  • Taxed as ordinary income and not subject to lower capital gains rates

Detailed Analysis of Self-Created Property as Capital Asset

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