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Is the sale of my home taxable?

Question: Is the sale of my residence taxable?

Answer: That depends on the amount of profit from the sale.   Single taxpayers can exclude from tax up to $250,000 of profit on a home sale and married couples can exclude up to $500,000.  To take the full exclusion, you must generally have owned and used the home as your principal residence at least two of the five years prior to its sale.   Also, you can't use the exclusion more than once every two years.  A reduced exclusion may apply in some cases.  Prior to selling your home it is important to review your situation.