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Will plan to avoid capital gains tax work?

Owner wants to add son to title, claim $500K exemption
Published on Nov 10, 2008

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DEAR BENNY: My 42-year-old son will move home next month. I am 65 and thinking of downsizing. I would like to place him on the deed when he moves in and after two years, sell my home. Since he is on the deed, will up to $500,000 be tax exempt? I know that there could be problems with this arrangement. Is this possible and what are the drawbacks with this arrangement? --Richard

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