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Is there any way for a taxpayer to exclude the gain she had

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Is there any way for a taxpayer to exclude the gain she had on the sale of a primary residence that she only lived in for 1 out of the last 5 years.
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If you had to leave your primary residence for work, because of illness, or unforeseen circumstances you may be able to exclude a portion of your gain.

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So, in your case if you met the criteria you could exclude up to $125,000 - $250,000 if married filing jointly

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Here is a great article that explains all of this: http://www.tscpa.com/content/files/tscpa/Journal/articles/home_sale_gains.pdf

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