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Ronald J. Cappuccio, J.D., LL.M.(Tax) is a tax and business attorney practicing since 1976. Ron is a Graduate of Georgetown University, the University of Kansas and the Georgetown University Law Center. He also studied at Exeter University, UK.


Ron protects business and individual taxpayers from IRS Audits, Tax Collections (including bank levies, wage executions) and IRS Appeals. Employee vs. Independent Contractor Issues, Manufacturer, Pharmaceutical and Restaurant and Pizza audits are a special area of emphasis.

Monday, January 31, 2005

Capital Gains on Sale of Home

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Question:
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Category: Tax and Taxation Law
Location: FL
Subject: Capital Gains

We are planning on selling our home that we've lived in for 7 yrs. At the moment, we do not have plans on purchasing a new one. Is there a way we can defer the capital gains taxes on the proceeds we get from selling? We owed approx. $88K and will sell for around $150K.


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Reply:
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Category: Tax and Taxation Law
Location: FL
Subject: Re: Capital Gains

Since the home has been your principal residence for more than two years, and the gain is less than $500,000, you will not pay any federal income tax on the gain.

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http://www.saveyourestate.com/

I hope this helps!