Do I owe U.S. Tax from Selling Real Estate Abroad?

The same taxes and tax benefits that apply to your home in the U.S. also apply to selling your primary residence in a foreign country. That means any gain from selling real estate overseas is usually tax-free, as long as you meet the occupancy requirements and your gain is below these thresholds:

  • $500,000 - if you're married filing jointly
  • $250,000 - if you use any other filing status

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