Houston Area Real Estate & Relocation: February 2012

3.8% Tax on Real Estate Sales - Get the Facts

3.8% Tax on Real Estate Sales - Get the Facts


Rumor: There is a 3.8% federal tax on all home sales effective January 1, 2013.


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According to a recent post by the Texas Association of Realtors and also information put out by the National Association of Realtors . . . . .

Fact:  Effective January 1, 2013, a 3.8% tax will be placed on some home sales, but not all home sales.

Fact:  From the sale of a primary residence, an individual making over $200,000 a year, will have to pay a 3.8% tax on any profits over $250,000.  

Fact:  From the sale of a primary residence, a married couple making over $250,000 a year, will have to pay a 3.8% tax on any  profits over $500,000.


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Example:  An individual making over $200,000 a year and who sells their primary residence, making a profit of $260,000 or more, would have to pay $380.00.  ($260,000 - $250,000 = $10,000 x 3.8% = $380.00)

Example:  An individual making over $200,000 a year and who sells their primary residence, making a profit of $270,000 or more, would have to pay $760.00.  ($270,000 - $250,000 = $20,000 x 3.8% = $760.00)


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Example:  A couple making over $250,000 a year and who sell their primary residence, making a profit of $510,000 or more, would have to pay $380.00.  ($520,000 - $500,000 = $10,000 x 3.8% = $380.00)

Example:  A couple making over $250,000 a year and who sell their primary residence, making a profit of $520,000 or more, would have to pay $760.00.  ($520,000 - $500,000 = $20,000 x 3.8% = $760.00)


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3.8% Tax on Real Estate Sales - Get the Facts

Download and read the brochure published by NAR (National Association of Realtors).





    Information contained herein is believed to be accurate; however, it is not guaranteed and should be verified.  Statistics are believed to be accurate at the time published; however, they are subject to change and should not be relied upon without verification that they are current.


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