There was a time when you could convert your rental property or vacation home to a principal residence and then use the full $250,000/$500,000 home-sale exclusion to avoid taxes, those days are gone!
Today the $250,000/$500,000 exclusion works quite different. You are required to divide your period of home ownership into the following two categories:
It is important to note the exception to the nonqualified use is that nonqualified use doesn't include rental use during the five-year period that's after the last date you and or your spouse used the property as your principal residence.
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