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Taxes
Although US Taxes are complicated and initially appear daunting, an accountant can easily handle everything for you and make things simple. Here is a brief explanation of the various taxes that apply to home ownership:
Property Taxes
Property tax is exactly the same for US and Non US residents. Property tax in Florida is based on property value as assessed by the county. You can look up a property tax amount yourself by visiting the county Tax Appraisers office and looking at tax records.

Capital Gains Tax
If you are selling an investment property, you may be liable for Capital Gains Tax (CGT), which is a tax on the difference between the selling price (less costs) and the purchase price (plus costs), less any capital additions made during ownership, plus any recapture on depreciation taken during ownership.

In order to calculate CGT, a package is submitted to the IRS demonstrating the gain made on the property since the original purchase. This includes costs associated with the purchase, costs associated with the final sale and any allowable losses carried forward from prior year tax returns.

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