Thoughtful Divorce Planning Can Avoid $500,000 of Taxable Gain

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Pat and Jordan were married and lived in the same jointly owned home for 9 years. After their divorce, Jordan lived in the home with their three children. Now, seven years after the divorce, Jordan is selling the house and both parties are asking their respective CPAs how much of the gain may be excluded from their returns. As the professor in my corporate tax class used to say – there is an answer to every tax question: it depends.

The facts:

In this sad case, these good people still cared about each other and their kids, and had what might be …read more

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