Capital Gains Exemption For Seniors

When you sell a house, you pay capital gains tax on your profits. There's no exemption for senior citizens -- they pay tax on the sale just like everyone else. If the house is a personal home and you have lived there several years, though, you may be able to avoid paying tax.

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At what age do you no longer have to pay capital gains?

Today, anyone over the age of 55 does have to pay capital gains taxes on their home and other property sales. There are no remaining age-related capital gains exemptions. However, there are other capital gains exemptions that those over the age of 55 may qualify for.

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Do I pay capital gains tax if I am retired?

If you are retired and already drawing your pension income from your super accounts, CGT is not applicable. All investment earnings in pension phase are tax exempt to a limit of $1.6million.

Capital gains tax and superannuation | First Financial

How do I become exempt from capital gains tax?

Certain joint returns can exclude up to $500,000 of gain. You must meet all these requirements to qualify for a capital gains tax exemption: You must have owned the home for a period of at least two years during the five years ending on the date of the sale.

Capital Gains Tax Exemption on House Sale | H&R Block

Who qualifies for lifetime capital gains exemption?

If you have a capital gain from the sale of your main home, you may qualify to exclude up to $250,000 of that gain from your income, or up to $500,000 of that gain if you file a joint return with your spouse. Publication 523, Selling Your Home provides rules and worksheets.

Topic No. 701 Sale of Your Home | Internal Revenue Service

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