adjusted basis
adjusted basis see basis 3

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

adjusted basis
n.
Basis plus additions to capital minus depreciation.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


adjusted basis
An owner's original tax basis in an asset, adjusted for various events during the period of ownership. The costs of capital improvements are added to the original basis (which is normally the price the owner paid for the asset). The costs of damage or deprecation are subtracted from the original basis. Adjusted basis is used to calculate the owner's capital gain or loss for income tax purposes if the property is sold, or an inheritor's tax basis if the asset passes at the owner's death.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Selling a House
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

adjusted basis
USA
basis is often increased or decreased for various tax-related items. The result of these adjustments to the basis is the adjusted basis. Generally, basis is increased by allowable capital expenditures (such as the cost of improvements) and decreased by certain deductions (such as for depreciation, depletion or amortization) and other tax-related items. A taxpayer needs to know its basis (or adjusted basis if applicable) to figure any gain or loss on the sale or other disposition of the property or any allowable depreciation, depletion, or amortization deductions.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

adjusted basis
n.
   in accounting, the original cost of an asset adjusted for costs of improvements, depreciation, damage and other events which may have affected its value during the period of ownership. This is important in calculating capital gains for income tax purposes since the adjusted basis is generally higher than the original price and will lower capital gains taxes.
   See also: basis, income tax

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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