My husband and I have owned our home in San Diego, CA for 12 months now. We are currently considering relocating to Idaho, which is where my husband is from, and selling our home. Per the IRS's exception rule you can receive partial exclusion for transferring or starting a new job at least 50 miles from the home you are selling. I have an opportunity to keep my current job but work remotely from Idaho if we do decide to move out of state. However, if we move I am unsure if the IRS will considered my job relocation an actual transfer or not.
I would like to ask your help to confirm if this would meet the exception for job-related reasons?======>>yes it is. Since you're not a CA resident,but a Idaho resident, then as long as you're not physically present in CA - you do not owe CA taxes on compensation for your services. But that is if you're a 1099 contractor/employee.
In addition, I'd like to know what type of evidence the IRS will require from me as evidence when asking for partial exclusion of the capital gains tax?========>> Most home sellers don?t even have to report the transaction to the IRS. But if you?re one of the exceptions, knowing the rules will help you hold down your tax bill. You generally need to report the sale of your home on your tax return if you received a Form 1099-S or if you do not meet the requirements for excluding the gain on the sale of your home. To avoid getting this form (and having a copy sent to the IRS), you must give the agent some assurances at any time before February 15 of the year after the sale that all the profit on the sale is partially tax-free. Essentially, the IRS does not require the real estate agent who closes the deal to use Form 1099-S to report a home sale amounting to $250k or less ($500k or less for married couples filing jointly).