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Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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I live in wv I bought vacant land ,500. in 2007. and had to

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I live in wv I bought vacant land for 42,500. in 2007. and had to finance 36,000. in December of 2015 I sold land for 50k. I still owed 12k to the bank. so I got a net check around 37k. do I pay taxes on the 8k difference in bought and sold amount or do I pay taxes on the full 37k? on turbo tax I was getting 6k in fed and 300. in state and after I entered my land sell it jumped down to owing fed 3k and state 3k. that's like 12k difference what gives? I haven't submitted anything yet
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Megan C replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for your question.

You will pay tax on the $8K value -- not the whole $37K. I can't speak to what the software is doing, but that's the proper amount to pay the tax on.

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