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My mother is considering investing into a new home with myself and brother. My brother will be the only person living in the new home. Myself and my mother live out of state from where the home is located.

My mother is wondering, what are the IRS tax implications of being a co-owner ?

Would this not be handled like a large stock purchase - only when the investment is sold and an income or loss is realized, then there would be IRS tax requirements ?

She is not interested in witting off the property taxes on her tax return. Basically, she just wants to be co-owner without any of the hassles (insurance, etc.. ). As of now, she thinks that this will involve considerable involvement on her part dealing with the IRS etc..

Any input from anyone would be helpful. I do not own a home and am not familiar with homes and IRS taxes.

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