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Home Sale

I turned 66 last November, I want to sell my home and use the equity to buy a Motorhome as my residence. Will I get hit with Capital Gains Taxes?

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Home Sale

What you do with the proceeds of selling your house has been irrelevant since 1997.

 

SALE OF HOUSE

 

If your gain was more than  $250,000 filing Single, or more than $500,000 filing Married Filing Jointly the sale must be reported on your tax return.  Whether you re-invested the gain in to another house is irrelevant.  If you  have a Form 1099-S go to Federal>Wages and Income>Less Common Income>Sale of Home (gain or loss)

If you owned and lived in the home as your primary residence for at least 2 of the last 5 years on the date of the sale, you do not have to report the home sale if the gain is less than $250K filing Single, or less than $500K filing Married Filing Jointly (and you both owned and lived in the home for at least 2 years).

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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Home Sale

There is no way to show and handle the step-up value when selling your primary residence. I know

I am entitled to the step-up as of the date of my wife's death in 2012. Turbo Tax has no way to handle

that. I'm using 2012 Premier. Any suggestions?

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Level 15

Home Sale

2012 Premier?  What are you trying to do?  2012 is no longer supported; it cannot be updated.  If you need to prepare a 2012 return you should seek a paid tax pro's help.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**