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Things You Should Know about the NEW 3.8% Real Estate Tax

 

There is alot of confusion associated with how the new 3.8% tax will be applied.  Every circumstance will be different with the new 3.8% real estate tax .   I recently particiapted in a Web Presentation explaining examples of how the tax will be calculated.  I took photos of the slides from the presentation in order to share and only for informational purposes only--not as any financial advisor.

The 3.8% real estate tax is NOT a transfer tax and it will not be collected at settlement on a residence or investment when a Seller sells a property.

The tax is solely a real estate tax and it applies to any capital gain exceeding $250,000.  The tax is to be paid when 2013 tax returns are filed in 2014. 

 

 

 

 

The 3.8% tax is based on a formula.   See the examples below for the amount of tax that would be due in each circumstance.

EXAMPLE #1 CAPITAL GAIN:SALE OF A PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE

EXAMPLE #2 CAPITAL GAIN:SALE OF A NON REAL ESTATE ASSET

EXAMPLE #3 CAPTIAL GAINS INTEREST AND DIVIDENDS:SECURITIES

EXAMPLE #4 RENTAL INCOME:INCOME SOURCES INCLUDING REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT INCOME

 

EXAMPLE #5 RENTAL INCOME: RENTAL INCOMES AS SOLE SOURCE OF EARNINGS

 

The 2013 tax will be addressed by Congress in the lame duck session.

For more information on the 3.8% real estate tax view www.realtor.org/politcal-advocacy

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