The IRS allows a seller to exclude from his or her taxable income a gain of up to $250,000 on the sale of his or her home (or $500,000 if married filing jointly) if he or she:
1. Owned the home and used it as his or her principal residence during at least two of the last five years before the sale; 2. Did not acquire the home through a like-kind exchange (also known as a 1031 exchange) during the past five years; and 3. Did not exclude a gain on another home sold during the two years before the current sale.
Note: If one spouse transfers the home (or a share of a jointly owned home) to a spouse or ex-spouse as part of a divorce settlement, he or she is not considered to have a gain or loss and does not owe any tax on the transfer.
Additional Note: If each member of a married couple owns and occupies a separate residence and files jointly, each may exclude up to $250,000 in gain when they sell.
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