How to Know Date of Sale of Home for Capital Gain Computation?

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What is the source of date of sale of the home, if I want to compute whether it fulfils the condition of being the long term capital gains ?

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Form 1099-S, Proceeds From Real Estate Transactions, provide the date of sale in box 1 (See image below).

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In case, you didn’t receive Form 1099-S, or the date is not given in box-1 for “Date of Closing” , then anyone of the earliest date given below can be taken as closing date

  1. Date of transfer of the title of property or
  2. The date the economic burdens and benefits of ownership shifted to the buyer.

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