• Donna, the owner of Watt Incorporated, has a building that she bought for $2,500,000. It has depreciated by $350,000. Now Donna wants to sell it for $4,000,000. She has heard about ordinary losses. She has heard about capital losses. Unfortunately, Donna does not know the difference between these two types of losses. To add to the confusion, she does not know what the difference is between a realized and a recognized loss.
  • How would you explain these concepts to Donna?
  • What type of advice would you offer to her and did any changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act impact your advice?