Tax Implications in Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton Real Estate
Check with your tax consultant on the factors that may affect taxes resulting from the sale of your home. For example:
The federal Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 says when you sell your home you can keep, tax free, capital gains of up to $500,000 if you are married filing jointly or $250,000 for single taxpayers, or married taxpayers who file separately. To qualify for the exclusion, you must have used the home as your principle residence for at least two of the prior five years. It is not a one time tax exclusion. You can use the exclusion as often as you meet the qualifications.
The federal Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 further clarified the law and says you can prorate the $500,000/$250,000 exclusion (not your specific gain) if unforeseen events, such as a job change, illness, or some other hardship forced you to sell before you meet the two-year residency requirement.
Many, but not all federal tax benefits
are also available from state tax departments. Be sure to discuss your move with
a tax professional familiar with state tax rules, especially if you are moving
from one state to another.
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