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The Home Was Not Used As A Residence Long Enough For Tax-Free Gain Benefits

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David M. Kaufmann, CPA

Voice: 720.493.4804

Email: contact2@kaufmann-cpa.com

Physical Address:

2831 Wyecliff Way
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Mailing Address:

PO Box 632285
Highlands Ranch, CO 801
63-2285

Facts:

You have lived in your home for less than 2 years.

You planned to live in the house for a long time.

Some unusual and unforeseen circumstance made you decide to sell the house.

Problem:

Generally, if you live in a home for 2 out of 5 years, the first $250,000 ($500,000 for joint returns) of gains are tax-free.

Thus, if you live in your residence for less than 2 years and you sell it for a gain, you might have to pay tax on that gain.

Solution:

There are some exceptions to the general rule. If the circumstance are right, and, even if you live in the home for less than 2 years, you might qualify to exclude some of the gain.

I can check to see if you qualify for one of those exceptions.