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The issue - what exactly do you meany under gross earnings - if that is a gain on teh sale - the full gain will be added to his other taxable income.
In additional - depending what other taxable income your father has - a part of his social security benefits might become taxable.
What we need to know to calculate the gain?First - that is an expected selling price and selling expenses (realtor fees, etc)Then - his basis - which is original purchase price adjusted by improvement expenses which were capitalized.
We also need to know the amount of accumulated depreciation.
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