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Ask A CPA - 10 Popular Tax Questions

Can I Postpone The Gain On The Sale Of My Home If I Buy Another House?

No- That was an old rule than has not existed since the 1980s. Currently, if you are single and live in your home for 2 out of the last 5 years, you can exclude up to $250,000 of the gain. A married couple filing jointly can exclude up to $500,000 of the gain. Any gains that exceed these amounts would be taxed at the capital gains rate.

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