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The Basics of Paying Taxes On An Investment Property

When you sell an investment property, you could potentially get a hefty tax bill -- even if you didn't make a big profit. In addition to capital gains taxes on a profitable sale, you may also have to pay back any depreciation benefits you received while you owned the property. However, there is a way to avoid paying these taxes for as long as you want, as long as you keep investing your money in real estate. Here's a rundown of the taxes you might have to pay when you sell an investment property, when they're due, and how you could avoid paying them -- at least for a while.