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Carmel, IN – Tax Deductions for Home Sellers

piggy bankIt’s that time of year again and tax season is just around the corner. If you sold your Carmel, IN home in 2015 then you have some tax deductions owed to you from the IRS. It does involve you itemizing your taxes, but, it is worth your while to get the benefits. Here are a few tax deductions to speak to your tax expert about.

Selling Costs. There is an exclusion on any taxes on your Carmel, IN home sale profit if the profit is less than $250,000 for individuals and $500,000 if filling a joint return with your spouse. If you happen to not qualify for that exclusion you will need to pay taxes on any profit so make sure you deduct all your selling costs from your gain such as commission, legal fees, escrow fees, and more.

Moving Deduction. If you sold your Carmel, IN home because you are relocating for work you may be able to deduct some of your moving expenses such as transportation, storage, and lodging.

Home Improvements. If you made any improvements to your home that helped you sell your home, such as fixing a leaking roof, you may be able to deduct these costs. The improvements need to be made within 90 days of the closing to be considered selling costs.

There are other home sale deductions possible and it would be best to check with your tax expert to confirm as deductions can vary from state to state. If you haven’t sold your Carmel, IN home but are preparing to do so in 2016, contact a Carmel, IN real estate agent. We are happy to help you sell your Carmel, IN home!

Rodney & Amanda Heard
Heard Real Estate Team

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