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Our only income for 2017 was Social Security, however we…

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Our only income for 2017 was Social Security, however we sold our home in November 2017. Do we need to file ?

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I know we do not file with only SS income , but I don't know if the small profit we recieved from the house is considered income.

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If that was your personal home

- which was owned and used as your primary residence at least two out of last five years before the sale

in this case you are eligible to exclude teh gain - up to $250 for a single person or up to $500k for married couples

- if so - and that sale transaction was not reported on from 1099S

Then - you are not required to report such sale transaction on your tax return

and will not have any income tax liability because of that sale

Therefore - if all these conditions are correct - you will NOT have any taxable income - will not have any tax liability - and will not be required to file.

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