- Your gain from the sale was less than $250,000.
- You have not used the exclusion in the last 2 years.
- You owned and occupied the home for at least 2 years.
How do I avoid taxes on equity?
- Invest for the Long Term.
- Contribute to Your Retirement Accounts.
- Pick Your Cost Basis.
- Lower Your Tax Bracket.
- Harvest Losses to Offset Gains.
- Move to a Tax-Friendly State.
- Donate Stock to Charity.
- Invest in an Opportunity Zone.
What is the capital gains exclusion for 2023?
For 2023, you may qualify for the 0% long-term capital gains rate with taxable income of $44,625 or less for single filers and $89,250 or less for married couples filing jointly.
What are exceptions to the 2 year capital gains rule?
Exceptions to the 2-out-of-5-Year Rule
You might be able to exclude at least a portion of your gain if you lived in your home less than 24 months but you qualify for one of a handful of special circumstances such as a change in workplace, a health-related move, or an unforeseeable event.
What is the one time capital gains exemption?
If you meet the conditions for a capital gains tax exemption, you can exclude up to $250,000 of gain on the sale of your main home. Certain joint returns can exclude up to $500,000 of gain.
Are profits from home sale taxable?
In California, capital gains from the sale of a house are taxed by both the state and federal governments. The state tax rate varies from 1% to 13.3% based on your tax bracket. The federal tax rate depends on whether the gains are short-term (taxed as ordinary income) or long-term (based on the tax bracket).