Does my QSBS Exclusion Increase if I am Married?

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The QSBS exclusion is $10M or 10x the initial investment for each QSBS issuer whether you are married or not. Under Section 1202(b) if the taxpayer is married but filing jointly then the exclusion is $5M for each spouse.

If the taxpayer gets divorced and the spouse take 50% of the issued stock then the QSBS would be treated separately, creating a $10M or 10x tax exclusions for each taxpayer.

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