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abazba12
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Do I have to report sale of primary home w/ capital gains over $250,000 if I can get under the $250,000 limit by deducting realtor commissions which put me under $250k?

 
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Zbucklyo
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Do I have to report sale of primary home w/ capital gains over $250,000 if I can get under the $250,000 limit by deducting realtor commissions which put me under $250k?

You do not need to report the sale if your gain is less than the exclusion amount, and you qualify to exclude the gain, unless you receive a 1099-S.  If you receive a 1099-S, you must report the sale, regardless of your gain.

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Zbucklyo
Level 9

Do I have to report sale of primary home w/ capital gains over $250,000 if I can get under the $250,000 limit by deducting realtor commissions which put me under $250k?

You do not need to report the sale if your gain is less than the exclusion amount, and you qualify to exclude the gain, unless you receive a 1099-S.  If you receive a 1099-S, you must report the sale, regardless of your gain.

Hal_Al
Level 15

Do I have to report sale of primary home w/ capital gains over $250,000 if I can get under the $250,000 limit by deducting realtor commissions which put me under $250k?

Your gain is measured, after expenses of sale, such as RE commission.
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