Tax Implications of Selling Your House

Most of my clients profit from selling their homes, and they often have questions about capital gains tax. When you sell your primary residence, you are not taxed on your profit if (1) you have lived in the home for two out of the last five years and (2) your gain does not exceed $250,000 as a single taxpayer or $500,000 as a married couple filing jointly. Gains above these limits are taxed at the current rate of 15% for higher income taxpayers and 5% for lower income taxpayers. In 2008 the 15% rate will continue for higher income taxpayers; while the 5% lower income rate will drop to 0% for the 2008 tax year only. On January 1, 2009, the long-term capital gains tax rates will once again be 15% and 5% through 2010. Homeowners can use this tax-free provision every two years. As set forth in the American Job Creation Act of 2004, properties converted from a 1031 exchange property into a primary residence must be held and used as a primary residence for at least five years to qualify for the tax exemption. Consult your tax accountant for more detailed information regarding your particular circumstance.



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As a Phoenix native and lifetime resident Brad Turk's knowledge of the area and local community is one of his strongest assets. Brad has built a solid reputation for success by understanding what home really means. If you asked a group of people to define what home means to them, you might be surprised at their answers - they would be as diverse as the people themselves. Home means different things to different people - it's where you live your life, nurture your dreams, and reap the rewards of a lifetime of hard work. Handling every detail with ease and expertise, Brad's successful real estate transactions are the result of strong negotiating skills, market knowledge and industry experience. Add innovative marketing, fresh concepts, and a genuine understanding of the real estate process, and you will quickly see why Brad Turk and The Turk Teamconsistenly deliver results that exceed client expectations. Honest, passionate and dependable, Brad Turk and The Turk Team are the consummate real estate professionals who can handle all of your real estate needs. Whether you're moving around the corner or across town, if it's time to move on with your life...it's time to call The Turk Team.


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