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I just sold my house ,000. I want to buy a house ,000 would

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I just sold my house for 270,000. I want to buy a house for 200,000 would I have to pay capital gains on the different. I'm 66 years old.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 5 months ago.

Hello

You will not even have to report the sell if you owned and lived in this house as your main home for at least 2 years in last 5.

There is an exclusion of gain for your main home (the 2 year rule I stated) of up to $250,000 of gain if single and up to $500,000 of gain if joint filing.

Buying a new house is not in the rule just that the home you sell was used and owned by you for the 2 years.

If not then yes you pay capital gains tax on the amount you get over your cost.

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Expert:  Robin D. replied 5 months ago.

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