Submitted By: someone
Answered: April 19, 2023 4:42 am

I’m a U.S. citizen. I sold property in Jamaica that I’d owned for years. What are the tax implications of this sale?

U.S. citizens are taxed on their worldwide income. They must figure gain or loss on the sale of foreign real property. If the foreign property is a residence, the home sale exclusion may apply. Note: If foreign taxes are paid on the sale, this may trigger a deduction or credit for those taxes.

Tax Glossary

Individual retirement account (IRA)

A retirement account to which up to $4,000 (or $5,000 if you are 50 or over) may be contributed for 2007, but deductions for the contribution are restricted if you are covered by a company retirement plan. Earnings accumulate tax free.

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