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

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

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The same taxes and tax benefits that apply to your home in the U.S. also apply to selling foreign real estate. That means any gain from selling real estate overseas is usually tax-free, as long as 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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