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Real Estate Taxes: Your Complete Guide

Here’s what you need to know about real estate taxes before you buy (or sell) your next property.


[Updated: Oct 06, 2021 ] Jul 16, 2019 by Jean Folger and Matthew DiLallo

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Tax Rate Single Married filing jointly Head of household Married filing separately
10% %0 to $9,700 $0 to $19,400 $0 to $13,850 $0 to $9,700
12% $9,701 to $39,475 $19,401 to $78,950 $13,851 to $52,850 $9,701 to $39,475
22% $39,476 to $84,200 $78,951 to $168,400 $52,851 to $84,200 $39,476 to $84,200
24% $84,201 to $160,725 $168,401 to $321,450 $84,201 to $160,700 $84,201 to $160,725
32% $160,726 to $204,100 $321,451 to $408,200 $160,701 to $204,100 $160,726 to $204,100
35% $204,101 to $510,300 $408,201 to $612,350 $204,101 to $510,300 $204,101 to $306,175
37% $510,301 or more $612,351 or more $510,301 or more $306,176 or more

Short-term rates (taxed as ordinary income). Data source: Internal Revenue Service.

Tax Rate Single Married filing jointly Head of household Married filing separately
0% $0 to $39,375 $0 to $78,750 $0 to $52,570 $0 to $39,375
15% $39,376 to $434,550 $78,751 to $488,850 $52,571 to $461,700 $39,376 to $244,425
20% $434,551 or more $488,851 or more $461,701 or more $244,426 or more

Long-term capital gains rates. Data source: Internal Revenue Service.

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