According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) a new real estate tax will go into effect in 2013.
The fact is that this capital gains tax of 3.8% will impact relatively few sellers. First of all, it targets home sellers with high annual incomes (individuals earning $200,000 per year plus, and married couples earning at least $250,000) … who reap sizable profits on the sale of their homes ($250,000 in profit for an single individual …$500,000 if you’re talking about a married couple). Link here for the pdf tax form.
And even for sellers who qualify under these two conditions, a tax may still not be levied.
The reason why? Other tax details need to be taken into consideration before the 3.8 percent tax can kick in. Simply having a high income (even if you make a substantial profit on the sale of your home) doesn’t necessarily indicate that you’ll be charged 3.8% in capital gains tax.
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