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We recently sold our residence in Tennessee. How much do we

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We recently sold our residence in Tennessee. How much do we need to set aside for taxes?

NPVAdvisor :

Hi

NPVAdvisor :

I this was you primary residence you'll have to set aside ... NOTHING!

NPVAdvisor :

:)

NPVAdvisor :

actually that depends on how much gain there was

Customer:

it was about 16,000

Customer:

after the loan was paid off and all of the closing costs covered

NPVAdvisor :

If you file as married filing jointly, then up to $500,000 of gains is completely excluded for primary residence sales

NPVAdvisor :

You're fine

NPVAdvisor :

nothing to report in this case

Customer:

do we need to document it somehow?

Customer:

on our taxes?

NPVAdvisor :

No because the warding the the tax law is ESCLUDED from income

NPVAdvisor :

that means its not even recognizable (ine f the VERY few things like that in the tax code)

Customer:

ok that's great! we had issues with the gains section when we claimed insurance money on our house that was destroyed with the tornado

NPVAdvisor :

(sorry for the typos... "excluded")

NPVAdvisor :

For Federal taxes it's really a non-issue

Customer:

what about state?

NPVAdvisor :

Let me look that up for you TN has what's called LIMITED income tax, so I really doubt it, especially of TN uses federal AGI as the starting point ,,,, juuuust a sec

Customer:

thanks

Customer:

we are military and want to make sure that we don't make any mistakes with our gain. It is currently resting peacefully in an interest bearing savings account.

NPVAdvisor :

Yes TN is exempt... from their guide book on income tax: Otems excluded from income ...


11. Capital gains from the sale of real estate, stock, etc. (Capital gain distributions from
mutual funds are taxable.):

Customer:

ok so we're in the clear federally and stately

NPVAdvisor :


Tennessee taxes gains on mutual funds only

NPVAdvisor :

yep both state and federal

NPVAdvisor :

promary residenc gain is EXCLUDED, which means nothing to report

Customer:

awesome! thank you! That is such a relief. we were careful not to spend much so that we did not put ourselves in a hole!

NPVAdvisor :

Here some documentation for you:


Individual Income Tax Guide - TN.gov

NPVAdvisor :

you're good to go on this one!

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Customer:

ok great! this will bring my husband peace of mind as well. Thanks!

NPVAdvisor :

You're welcome ... have a good evening

Customer:

you as well!

NPVAdvisor :

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NPVAdvisor :

Thanks again,

NPVAdvisor :

Lane

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