It's called a capital gains tax and it has many exemptions so you don't have to pay. Talk to your accountant or call me in the morning to discuss
Not exactly. This is a prime example where a little bit of knowledge about legal issues can be misconstrued and lead to the dissemination of inaccurate information. There are many exemptions available, and even if you only stay in the home for a year, you may defer some, if not all, of the gains you receive on the home sale. Speak with a knowledgeable tax accountant or tax attorney in your area. They will be able to give you the correct information to make an informed decision.
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