Way back in September of 2010, I wrote a blog post about an email message that was circulating regarding an 3.8% real estate tax that was included as part of President Obama’s healthcare plan. At that time, the messages were aimed at overturning the Healthcare plan itself. Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the plan, it seems that the goal is to advise the general public that real estate agents won’t be voting for President Obama.
Because this message is so pervasive, I decided to address this subject again. I’ve received a similarly worded message no less than eight times in the past three days. At the bottom of this post I’ve attached the message thread I received yesterday from a very savvy client.
Sigh … this is just another not true email circulation that’s gaining ground again because of the upcoming election.
The facts? — There is not a 3.8% real estate tax for ALL real estate transactions starting in 2013. But there IS a 3.8% investment tax on profits for people who meet a high capital gains threshold.
The amount by which their taxable income exceeds the $250,000 taxable income level= $10,000. 3.8% of $10,000 is $380
—– Original Message —–Sent: 7/16/2012 2:27:00 PMSubject: FW: Home Sales Tax-effective Jan. 1, 2013 You should read this regardless of political leaning so that you are aware of it.
This came from a friend in CA; is this a true story? I trust you and believe you will know.
I’ve talked to realtor friends and this is true! I’m not trying to bad mouth anyone, but it is something that will affect every single one of us who owns property.
Subject: Home Sales Tax-effective Jan. 1, 2013
———————————————————— When does your home become part of your health care? After 2012!
Your vote counts big time in 2012, make sure you and all your friends and family know about this !
HOME SALES TAX
I thought you might find this interesting, — maybe even SICKENING!
The National Association of Realtors is all over this and working to get it repealed, — before it takes effect. But, I am very pleased we aren’t the only ones who know about this ploy to steal billions from unsuspecting homeowners. How many realtors do you think will vote Democratic in 2012?
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, — and it goes into effect in 2013. Why 2013? Could it be so that it doesn’t come to light until after the 2012 elections? So, this is ‘change you can believe in’?
Under the new health care bill all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8% sales tax.
If you sell a $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 make your November, 2012 vote more important?
Oh, you weren’t aware that this was in the ObamaCare bill? Guess what; you aren’t alone! There are more than a few members of Congress that weren’t aware of it either.
You can check this out for yourself at:
I hope you forward this to every single person in your address book.
VOTERS NEED TO KNOW.
Subject Home Sales Tax-effective Jan. 1, 2013