CPA help -;2 of 5 year rule

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For those that have done it before - I have a property that I previously lived in as a primary home from 2014-2016 that I'm looking to sell. The home has since been used as a rental - I was wondering if the 2/5 year rule would still apply in this case and if so how do you designate it as such on the forms to file the capital gains exemption? Thanks in advance for your help!

Originally posted by @Eamonn McElroy :

Publication 523 is a great guide if you intend to DIY.

Thanks Eamonn!  Read up on the eligibility requirements - doesn't look like it being a rental for 2 and half years is a disqualifying item for this exemption so I think I'm good to go.  Just need to figure out how to eventually fill it out on the returns.