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Congratulations on your New Home Purchase…Oops! You’re liable for Seller’s Taxes!

Congratulations on your New Home Purchase…Oops!  You’re liable for Seller’s Taxes!

 

As a buyer, no more rude shock can intrude on your new home celebration than finding out you are liable for Seller’s taxes.  Understandably, by the time of your closing, you may have nearly depleted your bank account, paying the purchase price plus the myriad fees and charges for your new home.  When the IRS comes calling soon afterwards, asking you to also pay Seller’s taxes, you can be excused for being very astonished.  Yes, this can happen; this scenario is not as far-fetched as it may sound.

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