Does the closing lawyer file this form for the seller?
Sale of property would be filed by the closing attorney. However, even if you don't receive a copy, you'll want to make sure you report the transaction on your taxes.
Evan A. Nielsen is licensed to practice law in California and handles federal tax matters throughout the U.S. The information provided here is for educational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice for a particular matter. This response does not create any attorney-client relationship with the author. For specific advice about your particular situation, please consult an attorney.
If you have a gain on the sale of your home or if you receive a Form 1099-S in connection with the sale, you will generally need to report the gain on Schedule D of your personal income tax return and file Form 8949. If part of the home is used for business, such as a home office or for rental, you may have to use Form 4797 as well.
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