Actor Matthew Perry, best known for his role on the NBC sitcom “Friends,” told The Daily Caller that people “realize now is not the greatest time to be selling” homes, but “it’s a good time to be buying.” Perry, however, would not comment on the capital gains tax rate which affects his profit on the sale of his own properties.
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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Perry recently sold one of his real estate and purchased another property in Los Angeles for more than $8 million. Perry has approximately $22.045 million worth of real estate on the market.
TheDC asked Perry for his opinion on the current capital gains tax rate of 15 percent. The Obama administration has proposed raising it to 20 percent.
“These questions have to be asked of people who know more than me about this,” said Perry.
Before the interview, Perry participated in a forum at the Capitol on Thursday called “Drug Courts: A Proven Budget Solution.”
“In order to fund these drug courts, it costs $68 million to be able to properly fund, to be able to take care of the 1.2 million people who need drug courts — that’s what we’re here for — to ask for that,” Perry told TheDC.
“It’s a great sort of no-brainer, because it’s bipartisan. Everybody likes this idea; nobody’s against it. I think the only people that are against drug courts are private prison owners,” he said. “Those are the only people that would fight this.”