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Old 10-09-2017, 06:22 PM
Location: Ashland, Oregon
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My sister bought a house in West Palm Beach last March. She's had some work done on it and has now decided she doesn't want to keep it. Sigh. Anyway, if she sells if after a year will she have to pay a Flip Tax? Or does she have to wait longer, like two years? I don't think it matters to her but it bothers me that she was so impetuous as to take on this project.

Any information would be most appreciated, thanks!
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Old 10-18-2017, 06:36 AM
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what is a flip tax? never heard of it and as far as I know there is no such thing

Now there is ordinary income tax due on any sale if you lived there less than 2 years. But inasmuch as she lived there only 1 year highly unlikely she has a big gain if a gain at all. any improvements made to home, any closing costs buying or selling can be deducted. so even if she had a $20,000 gain the tax would me minimal $3000 to $5000

If you have a capital gain from the sale of your main home, you may qualify to exclude up to $250,000 of that gain from your income. You may qualify to exclude up to $500,000 of that gain if you file a joint return with your spouse.

In general, to qualify for the exclusion, you must meet both the ownership test and the use test. You're eligible for the Section 121 exclusion if you have owned and used your home as your main home for a period aggregating at least two years out of the five years prior to its date of sale. You can meet the ownership and use tests during different 2-year periods. However, you must meet both tests during the 5-year period ending on the date of the sale. Generally, you're not eligible for the exclusion if you excluded the gain from the sale of another home during the two-year period prior to the sale of your home.
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