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Your basis in your home will determine any taxable portion on the sale. If your Basis is $338,000 and you sold for $675,000 then your gain is $337,000. From that you can exclude the $250,000, this would leave $87,000 of gain and that would be the Capital gains potion that would show on your Schedule D.
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yes I know this but how much will the tax be on 87,000?
and how much will it be on other capital gains in 2010
am I talking with a tax expert-cpa or a member? I appreciate knowing this
The rate for your tax on the home will be either 5% or 15% depending on your regular tax rate. The stock will depend on your income and holding period but could be 0% or 15%.I am a tax professional with 17 years experience in the tax preparation industry.
The 0% would require that you be in the lower tax bracket (10 and 15 % brackets)
thank you so much and now how does one determine if it is 5% or 15% tax rate?
One minute and I will look up for 2010
What are the lower brackets of 10 or 15% for capital gains
The chart deals with TAXABLE INCOME this means after deductions and exemptions so until you know what those are (single?, itemized deductions or standard, credits) it would be difficult to say for certain. Although you could do an estimate of your 2010 return to see just wher you may fall.
and the 5-15% for the home?
also on capital gains I don't see where the 0% is.
it looks like 10% is the least-- I had heard that it is 0% for some people. am I wrong and are they wrong?
The zero % would be for individuals that fell into the 10 and 15% brackets. hat would be for your stock. The real estate is at a slightly higher rate.
thank you- my normal income would be below 34,000 but becasue of these real estate and other captial gains, i will probably fall into the higher bracket of 62,000 - 171000? Is that correct.
That is correct.
so it is not based on your regular income which is SS?
No all income will bve used for calculations. Be advised, some of your SS may be taxable as well because of your financial activity for 2010.
yes i was entering that in the caluculation- adding ss to capital gains-i hope tht is correct
Only up to 85% of your SS may be taxable. that too will be based on your total income.
Here is a link to an estimator that may make things easier for you if you do not have one in mind already:http://www.2010taxcalculator.com/
Just use it to estimate not file or use one that you feel comfortable with
Here is another one that you may find easy:http://turbotax.intuit.com/microsite/tax-tools/?priorityCode=3468341816&cid=all_cjtto-1434610_int_3468341816&PID=1434610
The turbo is easier with just your home and SS I was able to see your taxable at $160550 (this was using standard and single with no stock info).
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