Long Term Capital Gains  & Modified AGI – Adjusted Gross Income
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Almost everything you own and use for personal or investment purposes is a capital asset.

Examples include a

  • home,
  • personal-use items like household furnishings, and
  • stocks or bonds held as investments.

When you sell a capital asset, the difference between the basis in the asset and the amount you sell it for is a capital gain or a capital loss.

Capital Gains Summary 

Capital gains and losses are classified as long-term or short-term, depending on how long you hold the property before you sell it. If you hold it more than one year, your capital gain or loss is long-term. If you hold it one year or less, your capital gain or loss is short-term. Learn More — IRS Publication 544, Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets.

If your capital losses exceed your capital gains, the excess is subtracted from other income on your tax return, up to an annual limit of $3,000 ($1,500 if you are married filing separately).

Capital gains and losses are reported on Schedule D, Capital Gains and Losses, and then transferred to line 13 of Form 1040. This year, the capital loss carryover worksheet has been removed from the Instructions for Schedule D to simplify tax preparation. However, there will be a worksheet in the 2004 Instructions to Schedule D to figure a capital loss carryover to 2004.  See FAQ on Covered CA MAGI Income & Carry Over

If you have a taxable capital gain, you may be required to make estimated tax payments. See Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, for information on estimated tax.

The top tax rate on net capital gain (i.e., net long-term capital gain reduced by any net short-term capital loss) has been reduced from 20% to 15% (and from 10% to 5% for gains that would otherwise be taxed at a regular rate of 10% or 15%) for property sold or otherwise disposed of after May 5, 2003 (and installment sale payments received after that date). The reduced rate applies for both the regular tax and the alternative minimum tax. The higher rates that apply to unrecaptured section 1250 gain, collectibles gain, and section 1202 gain have not changed.

Dividends paid by most domestic and foreign corporations after December 31, 2002, are eligible for the new maximum capital gains tax rate of 15% (5% in some cases).  Qualified dividends are reported on line 9b of Forms 1040 or 1040A.

Additional information on capital gains and losses is available in Publications 550, Investment Income and Expenses, and 17, Your Federal Income Tax. You may download the publications from this Web site or order your free copies by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676).

If you have investment or other types of financial losses Source IRS Tax Tip 2004-34, Feb. 19, 2004 should also check out these other IRS publications:

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Capital Gains and Losses

When you sell a capital asset, the sale normally results in a capital gain or loss. A capital asset includes most property you own for personal use or own as an investment.

Capital Assets.

Capital assets include property such as your home or car, as well as investment property, such as stocks and bonds.

Gains and Losses.

A capital gain or loss is the difference between your basis and the amount you get when you sell an asset. Your basis is usually what you paid for the asset.

Net Investment Income Tax.

You must include all capital gains in your income and you may be subject to the Net Investment Income Tax if your income is above certain amounts. The rate of this tax is 3.8 percent. For details, visit IRS.gov.

Deductible Losses.

You can deduct capital losses on the sale of investment property. You cannot deduct losses on the sale of property that you hold for personal use.

Limit on Losses. 

If your capital losses are more than your capital gains, you can deduct the difference as a loss on your tax return. This loss is limited to $3,000 per year, or $1,500 if you are married and file a separate return.

Carryover Losses.

If your total net capital loss is more than the limit you can deduct, you can carry it over to next year’s tax return.  See FAQ

Long and Short Term. 

Capital gains and losses are treated as either long-term or short-term, depending on how long you held the property. If you held it for one year or less, the gain or loss is short-term.

Net Capital Gain. 

If your long-term gains are more than your long-term losses, the difference between the two is a net long-term capital gain. If your net long-term capital gain is more than your net short-term capital loss, you have a net capital gain.

Tax Rate. 

The tax rate on a net capital gain usually depends on your income. The maximum tax rate on a net capital gain is 20 percent. However, for most taxpayers a zero or 15 percent rate will apply. A 25 or 28 percent tax rate can also apply to certain types of net capital gain.

Forms to File.

Calculate your  Covered CA MAGI Income

take #Line8b 11 Adjusted Gross income then add line 2a, 6a &   8 (Foreign Income)

 

MAGI Income from 1040

Schedule D - Capital #Gains  

 

 

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Capitol Gains on the sale of your #home

 

1st please be sure to read the information above on capital gains, so we don’t have to repeat the same information.

 

How Selling Your Home Can Impact Your Taxes

Usually, profits you earn are taxable. However, if you sell your home, you may not have to pay taxes on the money you gain. Here are ten tips to keep in mind if you sell your home this year.

  1. Exclusion of Gain.  You may be able to exclude part or all of the gain from the sale of your home. This rule may apply if you meet the eligibility test. (Page 3 of Publication 523) Parts of the test involve your ownership and use of the home. You must have owned and used it as your main home for at least two out of the five years before the date of sale.
  2. Exceptions May Apply.  There are exceptions to the ownership, use and other rules. One exception applies to persons with a disability. Another applies to certain members of the military. That rule includes certain government and Peace Corps workers. For more on this topic, see Publication 523, Selling Your Home.
  3. Exclusion Limit.  The most gain you can exclude from tax is $250,000. This limit is $500,000 for joint returns. The Net Investment Income Tax will not apply to the excluded gain.
  4. May Not Need to Report Sale.  If the gain is not taxable, you may not need to report the sale to the IRS on your tax return.
  5. When You Must Report the Sale.  You must report the sale on your tax return if you can’t exclude all or part of the gain. You must report the sale if you choose not to claim the exclusion. That’s also true if you get Form 1099-S, Proceeds From Real Estate Transactions. If you report the sale, you should review the Questions and Answers on the Net Investment Income Tax on IRS.gov.
  6. Exclusion Frequency Limit.  Generally, you may exclude the gain from the sale of your main home only once every two years. Some exceptions may apply to this rule.
  7. Only a Main Home Qualifies.  If you own more than one home, you may only exclude the gain on the sale of your main home. Your main home usually is the home that you live in most of the time.
  8. First-time Homebuyer Credit.  If you claimed the first-time homebuyer credit when you bought the home, special rules apply to the sale. For more on those rules, see Publication 523.
  9. Home Sold at a Loss.  If you sell your main home at a loss, you can’t deduct the loss on your tax return.
  10. Report Your Address Change.  After you sell your home and move, update your address with the IRS. using Form 8822, Change of Address and your friendly Insurance Agent (s). 
  11. irs.gov/irs-tax-tips  

 

Tips to Keep in Mind on Income Taxes and Selling a Home

Homeowners may qualify to exclude from their income all or part of any gain from the sale of their main home.

Below are tips to keep in mind when selling a home:

Ownership and Use. To claim the exclusion, the homeowner must meet the ownership and use tests. This means that during the five-year period ending on the date of the sale, the homeowner must have:

  • Owned the home for at least two years
  • Lived in the home as their main home for at least two years    Gain.  If there is a gain from the sale of their main home, the homeowner may be able to exclude up to $250,000 of the gain from income or $500,000 on a joint return in most cases. Homeowners who can exclude all of the gain do not need to report the sale on their tax return

Loss.  A main home that sells for lower than purchased is not deductible.

Reporting a Sale.  Reporting the sale of a home on a tax return is required if all or part of the gain is not excludable. A sale must also be reported on a tax return if the taxpayer chooses not to claim the exclusion or receives a Form 1099-S, Proceeds from Real Estate Transactions.

Possible Exceptions.  There are exceptions to the rules above for persons with a disability, certain members of the military, intelligence community and Peace Corps workers, among others. More information is available in Publication 523, Selling Your Home.

Worksheets.  Worksheets are included in Publication 523, Selling Your Home, to help you figure the:

  • Adjusted basis of the home sold
  • Gain (or loss) on the sale
  • Gain that can be excluded

Items to Keep In Mind:

  • Taxpayers who own more than one home can only exclude the gain on the sale of their main home. Taxes must paid on the gain from selling any other home.
  • Taxpayers who used the first-time homebuyer credit to purchase their home have special rules that apply to the sale. For more on those rules, see Publication 523. Use the First Time Homebuyer Credit Account Look-up to get account information such as the total amount of your credit or your repayment amount.
  • Work-related moving expenses might be deductible, see Publication 521, Moving Expenses.
  • Taxpayers moving after the sale of their home should update their address with the IRS and the U.S. Postal Service by filing Form 8822, Change of Address.
  • Taxpayers who purchased health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace should notify the Marketplace when moving out of the area covered by the current Marketplace plan.

Avoid scams. The IRS does not initiate contact using social media or text message. The first contact normally comes in the mail. Those wondering if they owe money to the IRS can view their tax account information on IRS.gov to find out.

Additional Resources:

Home Energy Tax Credits Save You Money at Tax Time

Certain energy-efficient home improvements can cut your energy bills and save you money at tax time. Here are some key facts that you should know about home energy tax credits:

Non-Business Energy Property Credit

  • Part of this credit is worth 10 percent of the cost of certain qualified energy-saving items you added to your main home last year. This may include items such as insulation, windows, doors and roofs.
  • The other part of the credit is not a percentage of the cost. This part of the credit is for the actual cost of certain property. This may include items such as water heaters and heating and air conditioning systems. The credit amount for each type of property has a different dollar limit.
  • This credit has a maximum lifetime limit of $500. You may only use $200 of this limit for windows.
  • Your main home must be located in the U.S. to qualify for the credit.
  • Be sure you have the written certification from the manufacturer that their product qualifies for this tax credit. They usually post it on their website or include it with the product’s packaging. You can rely on it to claim the credit, but do not attach it to your return. Keep it with your tax records.
  • You must place qualifying improvements in service in your principal residence by Dec. 31, 2016.

Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit

  • This tax credit is 30 percent of the cost of alternative energy equipment installed on or in your home.
  • Qualified equipment includes solar hot water heaters, solar electric equipment, wind turbines and fuel cell property.
  • Qualified wind turbine and fuel cell property must be placed into service by Dec. 31, 2016. Hot water heaters and solar electric equipment must be placed in to service by Dec. 31, 2021.
  • The tax credit for qualified fuel cell property is limited to $500 for each one-half kilowatt of capacity. The amount for other qualified expenditures does not have a limit. If your credit is more than the tax you owe, you can carry forward the unused portion of this credit to next year’s tax return. • The home must be in the U.S. It does not have to be your main home, unless the alternative energy equipment is qualified fuel cell property.

Use Form 5695, Residential Energy Credits, to claim these credits. For more on this topic refer to the form’s instructions. You can get IRS forms on IRS.gov/forms anytime.

IRS Tax Tips provide valuable information throughout the year. IRS.gov offers tax help and info on various topics including common tax scamstaxpayer rights and more.

Moving Expenses Can Be Deductible

Did you move due to a change in your job or business location? If so, you may be able to deduct your moving expenses, except for meals. Here are the top tax tips for moving expenses.

In order to deduct moving expenses, your move must meet three requirements:

  1. The move must closely relate to the start of work.  Generally, you can consider moving expenses within one year of the date you start work at a new job location. Additional rules apply to this requirement.
  2. Your move must meet the distance test.  Your new main job location must be at least 50 miles farther from your old home than your previous job location. For example, if your old job was three miles from your old home, your new job must be at least 53 miles from your old home.
  3. You must meet the time test.  After the move, you must work full-time at your new job for at least 39 weeks in the first year. If you’re self-employed, you must meet this test and work full-time for a total of at least 78 weeks during the first two years at your new job site. If your income tax return is due before you’ve met this test, you can still deduct moving expenses if you expect to meet it.

See Publication 521, Moving Expenses, for more information about these rules. It’s available on IRS.gov/forms anytime.

If you can claim this deduction, here are a few more tips from the IRS:

  • Travel.  You can deduct transportation and lodging expenses for yourself and household members while moving from your old home to your new home. You cannot deduct your travel meal costs.
  • Household goods and utilities.  You can deduct the cost of packing, crating and shipping your things. You may be able to include the cost of storing and insuring these items while in transit. You can deduct the cost of connecting or disconnecting utilities.
  • Nondeductible expenses.  You cannot deduct as moving expenses any part of the purchase price of your new home, the cost of selling a home or the cost of entering into or breaking a lease. See Publication 521 for a complete list.
  • Reimbursed expenses.  If your employer later pays you for the cost of a move that you deducted on your tax return, you may need to include the payment as income. You report any taxable amount on your tax return in the year you get the payment.
  • Address Change.  When you move, be sure to update your address with the IRS and the U.S. Post Office. To notify the IRS file Form 8822, Change of Address.

Premium Tax Credit – Changes in Circumstances. 

If you or anyone in your family purchased health coverage through the Marketplace and had advance payments of the premium tax credit paid in advance to your insurance company to lower your monthly premiums, it is important to report life changes to the Marketplace when they happen. Moving to a new address is one change you should report. Other things to report include changes in your income, employment, family size, and gaining or losing eligibility for other coverage. Reporting life changes as they happen allows the Marketplace to adjust your advance credit payments. This will help you avoid a smaller refund or unexpectedly owing taxes when you file your tax return.

Additional IRS Resources:

FAQ’s  #Negative MAGI Income – Medi Cal? Subsidies?”

 

How does long term capital gains ($180k) from investment property sale affect Covered CA subsidies – coverage?

****The question is, how long will it show up on the  adjusted gross income line  of your 1040?  We are not qualified to answer that question.  See the IRS publications on Long Term Capital gains, above. 

I have a wife and 13 year old daughter. Our household income is under $40,000.00 BUT, thanks to a hefty loss carryforward, my MAGI is -$150,000.00.

Is there any way to get covered California, at least for my wife and daughter (I have Medicare)?

 

1  This year I am earning $20,000.00. I have Medicare Advantage. My wife and daughter currently have Medi-Cal.

2 I’ve just started receiving Social Security which will be $22,000.00 next year. If I continue earning $20,000.00 from working, our total income of $42,000.00 will knock my wife out of Medi-Cal, at least as I understand it.

3 My daughter, however, can continue with her Medi-Cal.

4 This is why I’m looking at insurance for my wife and not necessarily for my daughter.

5 If we have to pay $12,000 to $15,000 for health insurance, maybe I should stop working and leave my wife (and daughter) on Medi-Cal.

 

Your tax loss would show on line 13 or 14, right? Thus as a negative number it would make your $42k below zero, right? Thus, since your income is below $34k for a family of four, that would put you in Medi-Cal and not subsidies.

I’m not a CPA or tax attorney. Please review the Government Documents cited, this website and our Medi-Cal websiteWestern Poverty Law and go over them with appropriate counsel.

4. If you put your mouse over the premium on my quote engine, it will show the premiums for each person.

5. There are some who say that Obamacare will die on it’s own. The Middle Class can barely afford their own premiums, let alone the subsidies and Medi-Cal.

Line 13 & 14 of Tax Return – A picture is worth a thousand words

 

We got Letters from Covered California / Medi Cal said that with our household sized our household earnings could be up $2,2014.08 per month for my wife to stay on Medi-Cal and $4,527.00 for my daughter to stay on Medi-Cal.

The renewal forms ask about our monthly earnings (wages) and income (I assume this includes Social Security) and nowhere mentions MAGI so it’s quite a surprise to me to find that our qualification is MAGI-based.

***The forms MC 216 and information that I have on my Medi-Cal Redetermination Page – ask for tax deductions. It’s a shame that Medi-Cal and Covered CA give out conflicting and confusing information and then demand that Agents facilitate enrollment without training or compensation.
 

 

 
 
 
  • 1. definitive answer regarding if NOL carry forwards (not a carryback) are allowed to be included in the MAGI calculation to determine Medi-Cal eligibility.

    2. This has nothing to do with Covered California and is not part of the question I was asking. I really was just trying to see where the NOL carry forward deduction was outlined somewhere in the rules for people living in California, as California law can be quite confusing. No one at DHCS, Medi-Cal, or any other entity has any idea how to answer that question.

    3. It really should be a yes/no answer whether or not the line item is included in the California MAGI or not. If you are able to find out that information, it would help many people who have not been able to get that answer.

    4. I also see in another post that you stated- ” Please see above, it’s line 8b, + Social Security, Foreign Income & Tax Exempt Interest. = Modified Adjusted GROSS Income
    The lines below 8b don’t count!”

    5. Is that the same rule for MAGI calculation for Medi-Cal?

    *******1. I’m not a CPA, just a Covered CA agent, who gets a very small commission on policies where I’m appointed as the broker and people don’t just go direct to Covered CA. See link above, Covered CA forbids me from giving tax advise. If they won’t give you a definitive answer how to you expect me to? Also, I have to be careful about not practicing law, even if I have a year of law school and two years of Talmud.

    2. I’m sorry, but Medi Cal and Covered CA have EVERYTHING to do with each other. If you disagree, please provide a citation. There’s a new law in fact, that when you make too much money for Medi Cal, Covered CA has to write you up, SB 260. Please be sure to contact  us  [email protected] when that happens so that we can make a nickel for our time and expertise.

    Covered CA You Tube video to explain Medi Cal vs Covered CA vs Direct with Insurance Company

    3. Yes, it ought to be yes or no, but I’m not authorized to say that. It’s not up to me. It’s up to the Administrative Law Judge. See our webpage on appeals.

    4. When stating that I or anyone said anything, please advise the exact URL – Internet Address. Here’s our webpage on MAGI Income.

    5. Yes, CA Medi Cal MAGI is the same as the Federal MAGI. You may NOT take my word for it! See citations below and make your own decision.

    The Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Medi-Cal method uses Federal tax rules to decide if you qualify based on how you file your taxes and your countable income.

    MAGI counts income and people in your household who are claimed on your federal tax form.

    MAGI Medi-Cal and MCAP use largely the same MAGI methodology that is used by Covered California for counting income. Taxable income, Social Security benefits, tax-exempt interest and foreign earned income are all included.

    See the first paragraph on this page for citation.

    See publication 536 Net Operating Loss

16 comments on “Capital Gains, Sale of Home & Dividends

  1. If the sale of a personal home (only one owned and for 10 years) generates a capital gain but the amount is under 250,000. (single person) who fills all requirements for the allowable exclusion … then even though that sale showed a profit, it would NOT be in included in income figures for MAGI …. correct?

    • 1st off, how about appointing us as your broker so that we can get compensated for helping you? No extra charge.

      So, 2nd, let’s check the definition of MAGI. Line 11 Adjusted Gross Income, which would include Line 7 Capital Gains Schedule D

      So, if you are correct in that you meet all the requirements for the allowable exclusion, then the capital gain wouldn’t show in line 11 of your 1040 and wouldn’t be part of MAGI.

      Here’s IRS Topic 701 on sale of home,**** IRS publication 523 on selling your home **** and our webpage on the Sale of your home and capital gains.

      Do you meet the eligibility test on page 3 of IRS publication # 523?

      Review of the Eligibility Test. Generally, your home sale qualifies for the maximum exclusion, if all of the following conditions are true.

      You didn’t acquire the property through a like-kind exchange in the past 5 years.
      You aren’t subject to the expatriate tax.
      You owned the home for 2 of the last 5 years and lived in the home for 2 (1 if you become disabled) of the last 5 years leading up to the date of the sale.*
      For the 2 years before the date of the current sale, you didn’t sell another home on which you claimed the exclusion.
      The sale doesn’t involve the transfer of vacant land or a remainder interest.** IRS 523

      Reporting Gain or Loss on Your Home Sale

      Determine whether you need to report the gain from your home. You need to report the gain if ANY of the following is true.

      You have taxable gain on your home sale (or on the residential portion of your property if you made separate calculations for home and business) and don’t qualify to exclude all of the gain.

      You received a Form 1099-S. If so, you must report the sale on Form 8949 even if you have no taxable gain to report. See Instructions for Form 8949 and Instructions for Schedule D for more details.

      You wish to report your gain as a taxable gain even though some or all of it is eligible for exclusion. You may wish to do this if, for example, you plan to sell another main home within the next 2 years and are likely to receive a larger gain from the sale of that property. If you choose to report, rather than exclude, your taxable gain, you can undo that choice by filing an amended return within 3 years of the due date of your return for the year of the sale, excluding extensions.

      If NONE of the three bullets above is true, you don’t need to report your home sale on your tax return. IRS 523

      Form 8949 Sales & Dispositions of Capital Assets

      Covered CA doesn’t give tax advise nor allow agents to. Here’s what Covered CA suggests, unpaid volunteers VITA.

  2. If I sell off some stock and realize about $15,000 in gain from it, and

    I am in the 0% long term capital gains bracket because of my total income and family size,

    do I still count this $15,000 toward my MAGI for Covered CA even though I will not be taxed on this by the IRS?

    • I think the bottom line is, what # will you be putting on line 6 of your tax return?

      Note also that Form 8962 Premium Tax Credit Reconciliation asks for AGI Adjusted Gross Income and doesn’t say anything about line 6 capital gains not counting if you have low income.

      If your income is lower than $39,375 (or $78,750 for married couples), you’ll pay zero in capital gains taxes.

      If your income is between $39,376 to $434,550, you’ll pay 15 percent in capital gains taxes. And if your income is $434,551 or more, your capital gains tax rate is 20 percent. https://www.acorns.com/money-basics/taxes/how-are-stocks-taxed/

      While Covered CA’s list of countable income above says to only count taxable portion I’m not sure if that includes what you are talking about as your saying your income is low enough to pay zero in taxes.

      Taxable Capital Gains probably means, after you subtract your costs – basis.

      MAGI income is line 8b – Adjusted Gross Income + other things, see above. It says nothing about an exclusion for taxable gains if you have low income. Will the capital gain take your income above the zero amount?

      42 CFR 435.603(e) calculates income as defined by 26 U.S.C. § 36B. Any taxable capital gain on the
      sale of a home is included in AGI and must be entered on IRS Form 1040, line 13, capital gains (IRS Form 8949 and schedule D).

      I checked with my own CPA and he didn’t know the answer, but he did point out that just because income is not subject to tax, doesn’t mean it’s not MAGI Income for APTC subsidies.

      Covered CA nor their agents are allowed to give tax advice. See VITA above.

      • What my CPA said 5 years ago about the calculation and reporting for subsidies.

        The cost of preparing the paperwork to get them properly qualified to receive the benefit would exceed anything I could reasonably charge them. The instructor, a fine fellow from Iowa, stated he unfortunately had to agree with me. So now tax preparers will have to decide whether to accept clients based on our health care system — just like doctors. Town Hall

      • Long-term capital gains tax rates for the 2020 tax year
        FILING STATUS 0% RATE 15% RATE 20% RATE
        Single Up to $40,000 $40,001 – $441,450 Over $441,450
        Married filing jointly Up to $80,000 $80,001 – $496,600 Over $496,600
        Married filing separately Up to $40,000 $40,001 – $248,300 Over $248,300
        Head of household Up to $53,600 $53,601 – $469,050 Over $469,050 See better formatting click on the following link https://www.bankrate.com/investing/long-term-capital-gains-tax/

      • Here’s the reply I got from Covered CA

        Household will need to speak to a tax professional to confirm what will be their taxable portion. Once they confirm the amount then that is what would need to be reported. If they have no taxable portion then they do not need to report any capital gains.

        • A little more clarification from Covered CA

          The Covered CA application needs to match the tax filling information.

          Member will need to speak to a tax professional to confirm what income he will be reporting and that is the income that would go on the application.

    • Reference Materials:

      Settlements – Taxability
      https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4345.pdf

      Award Settlement Guide
      https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/lawsuitesawardssettlements.pdf

      I’ve won a lawsuit and will soon receive a large award of money damages.
      Do I have to pay taxes on this money?

      The glow of victory may begin to dim after you get your attorney’s bill. As if that disappointment isn’t enough, we have more sobering news — the IRS may try to claim its share of the total. So postpone that trip to Cabo, and read on.

      According to the tax code, the only damages you can enjoy tax-free are those that compensate you for physical injury or physical sickness. (26 U.S.C. § 104(a).) So if this describes your case, you will probably keep the cash safely away from the grip of the IRS. Nolo.com

  3. If I sell my home and have a capital gain (even after the Sec 121 exclusion), will that gain affect my Modified AGI? Will that gain count toward the income which could push my income high enough to require me to pay back my State Exchange subsidy?

    • I believe so. I’m not a tax attorney. I will check with one though or a CPA. In the meantime, do NOT cite my reply, but check the links to actual law or government publications.

      Here’s more on the Section 121 exclusion, sale of a home – primary residence.

      Gross income shall not include gain from the sale or exchange of property if, during the 5-year period ending on the date of the sale or exchange, such property has been owned and used by the taxpayer as the taxpayer’s principal residence for periods aggregating 2 years or more.
      (b) Limitations….

      So, whatever you have as Capitol Gains in Schedule D, gets added to line 13 of your 1040 and thus increases line 37 where MAGI – Adjusted Gross Income starts then add in, non taxable Social Security, foreign income and exempt interest. See our page on MAGI – Modified Adjusted Gross Income.

      Check out Sale of your home publication #523

      Learn more about paying back subsidies when you do your taxes in Publication 974

      Get free quotes and calculate subsides here.

      It’s possible to that you might have penalties in addition to paying back the subsidy.

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