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Does selling a second home fall under capital gains tax?

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Does selling a second home fall under capital gains tax?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Capital Gains and Losses
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 1 year ago.


Yes, the sell of a second or vacation home is under capital gains tax providing you owned it for more than 1 year. You would pay tax on the gain (difference in cost plus improvements and sell less cost to sell).

There is no exclusion of gain on a second home like there is for your main home.

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Expert:  TaxRobin replied 1 year ago.

Please post below.

Expert:  TaxRobin replied 1 year ago.

Checking to see if you needed to know what form to use to report that sell.