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This is somewhat related to the "oops...estimated taxes?" discussion.

I am a disabled Vietnam Era veteran. My wife died in January of this year. One problem with the home that we purchased in 1977 was its location. It was extremely difficult to arrange transportation and get to VA medical facilities.

Several months after my wife's death a decided to sell the house in Thousand Oaks, CA and move to the Sacramento, CA area. I chose Sacramento due to the accessibility of VA medical facilities and because one of my daughters, one of my sister, and my mother lived there. Plus it gave me a chance to be a Millennial for a while by moving into my mother's house while I looked for a new house.

In 2020, I will file my final joint tax returns. Although my wife died on 15 January, will I be able to claim the $500,000 capital gains exclusion on the sale of our house?
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