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April 2006

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Three New Rulings Where Home-Sale Profits Are Protected by Hardships

Not long ago and on the same day, the IRS released three private letter rulings that allowed partial home-sale profit exclusions for hardships.


Normally, the law allows you to exclude home-sale profits of up to $250,000 if single, and $500,000 if married, providing you have1



lived in your home for two of the last five years;


owned your home for two of the last five years; and


not taken the exclusion in the last two years.

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