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My husband sold his home in January 2016 for 55o.ooo he paid

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My husband sold his home in January 2016 for 55o.ooo he paid 119.oooto the irs.com for capital gains, is that a sufficient amount or is that an overpayment.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for your question.

The answer is yes, the sale created a taxable capital gain, but you may be able to avoid it if you file a joint return, otherwise he can avoid the tax on $250,000 of the capital gain, see

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc701.html

I hope this information is helpful.