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Old Jan 19th 2011, 12:09 pm
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Well, isn't this just great, as if real estate agents don't charge enough commission anyway. I just received the following in an e-mail, does anyone know if it is true or not? What little I have been able to check it seems to be.



Will you ever sell your house?




Did you know that if you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8% sales tax on it?

That's $3,800 on a $100,000 home etc.

When did this happen? It's in the health care bill. Just thought you should know.

SALES TAX TO GO INTO EFFECT 2013 (Part of HC Bill) Why 2013? Could it be to come to light AFTER the 2012 elections?

REAL ESTATE SALES TAX

So, this is "change you can believe in"?

Under the new health care bill - did you know that all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8% Sales Tax? The bulk of these new taxes don't kick in until 2013 If you sell your $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200 tax. This bill is set to screw the retiring generation who often downsize their homes. Does this stuff make your November and 2012 vote more important?

Oh, you weren't aware this was in the obamacare bill? Guess what, you aren't alone. There are more than a few members of Congress that aren't aware of it either
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Old Jan 19th 2011, 12:37 pm
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3.8% Real Estate Tax
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Originally Posted by 1chumly View Post
I just received the following in an e-mail, does anyone know if it is true or not?
"The new tax would apply to income from interest, dividends, annuities, royalties, capital gains and rents for individuals who earn more than $200,000 annually and joint filers reporting more than $250,000, according to the legislation." (http://tinyurl.com/y93sh3e)

So, it'll only affect you if you earn more than $200K/yr.

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Old Jan 19th 2011, 1:48 pm
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Ah, thanks for the clarification.
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Originally Posted by 1chumly View Post
Ah, thanks for the clarification.
Oh please send a reply back to the person that sent this to you and tell them what you've learned.... Hopefully if enough people reply back to this malarky, it will stop this kind of nonsense!
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Oh please send a reply back to the person that sent this to you and tell them what you've learned.... Hopefully if enough people reply back to this malarky, it will stop this kind of nonsense!
I find if you challenge these daft emails, the sender gets all shirty and says it was 'just a joke'
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I find if you challenge these daft emails, the sender gets all shirty and says it was 'just a joke'
... or "just sayin..." which bugs the crap out of me.

I wonder if such sales tax will be tax deductable. Goes to show how strapped for cash this country is.... when China starts to sell and trade their RE over here, they should tax the living crap out of them... (just sayin )

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There's a similar email floating around that claims employees are going to be taxed on what their employers pay for health insurance for them.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/HR3590.asp
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
I find if you challenge these daft emails, the sender gets all shirty and says it was 'just a joke'
I did this once, to a person who was quite serious about whatever stupidity they were spouting. We ended up sending insulting emails back and forth for a bit, it got old and boring....
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I did this once, to a person who was quite serious about whatever stupidity they were spouting. We ended up sending insulting emails back and forth for a bit, it got old and boring....
I fell out with my husband's aunt over one. (Hope he doesn't read this )
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I swear it won't be long before an email gets sent out saying "Did you know there re is a provision in the healthcare bill that says Obama will eat a baby every time somebody goes to the doctor? No? Well there is. My Uncle Bob's friend Jeff told me he heard it from a guy he met in line at Wal-Mart who said his sister read it online from somebody who had the bill."
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Originally Posted by AmerLisa View Post
I did this once, to a person who was quite serious about whatever stupidity they were spouting. We ended up sending insulting emails back and forth for a bit, it got old and boring....
.... you mistaking emails for BE threads?
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.... you mistaking emails for BE threads?
Should I?

Btw, Christmas is over....
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Originally Posted by AmerLisa View Post
Should I?

Btw, Christmas is over....
everyday should have the Christmas spirit - the world would be a happier place.
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Originally Posted by Tarkak9 View Post
everyday should have the Christmas spirit - the world would be a happier place.
What kind of Christmas spirit did the Grinch have?
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