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How Do I Avoid Capital Gains Tax When Selling a House?

Capital gains tax can be expensive -- if you end up having to pay them.


[Updated: Apr 08, 2021 ] Oct 03, 2020 by Matt Frankel, CFP

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Capital Gains Rate Single Filers (taxable income) Married Filing Jointly Heads of Household Married Filing Separately
0% $0 - $40,000 $0 - $80,000 $0 - $53,600 $0 - $40,000
15% $40,000 - $441,450 $80,000 - $496,050 $53,600 - $469,050 $40,000 - $248,300
20% Over $441,450 Over $496,050 Over $469,050 Over $248,300

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