How Do I Report the Sale of a Second Home?

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How Do I Report the Sale of a Second Home?

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A question that came in asked, “How do I report the sale of a second home?” And this is a little bit tricky because was that second home ever rented out? Was it a VRBO? If none of that applied, it was truly just a second home then this is truly just long-term or short-term capital gains reported on a Schedule D. But if it was a rental at some point, remember we have recaptured depreciation which is taxed at ordinary income rates. Then the actual game between the sale price and the original purchase price and all the other assets tied to it would be capital gains either long term or short term. If you’ve got questions go to

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