The capital gains tax is one of the most unfair taxes our government levies on us as it taxes a "profit" that is actually just an inflated gain. The government debases our currency then has the nerve to tax us on the gain we made in inflated dollars.
I left the country for 20 years and rented out my house intending to live it again one day. As it turns out, when I returned I had a job elsewhere so couldn't move back to my old house. I wasn't doing that well renting the house and was tried of being a landlord with the headaches involved so finally sold it last year. I bought the house in 1982 and made a huge "gain" which really amounts to nothing as the selling price was about the same if inflation is taken into account.