Posts tagged Divorce
How is the profit from the sale of our home taxed during a divorce?

There are a few questions imbedded in your bigger question, so I'll be taking them one at a time. Before starting, however, you will likely benefit from talking with a financial professional, at least CPA for doing your taxes this year. To answer your main question, assuming the property was never depreciated as an investment property, your share of the capital gains will be taxed at long-term capital gains rates. This should be a tax of 15% of the capital gain above the exclusion amount.

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Would Getting a Paper Divorce Help Financially?

Yes, getting a paper divorce can help you financially but it can also be a financial negative depending on your personal situation. As with most things with Personal Finance, the answer is it will depend on a large number of factors related to your family's finances. Below are a few of the consideration that immediately spring to mind, which you will want to explore.

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