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A Few Instances Where You May Owe Income Taxes After A Northeast OH Short Sale

Northeast OH – The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 allows most people to short sale their home and not owe any income taxes on the forgiven debt.

However, there are a few situations where a homeowner may still owe taxes after a short sale.

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Northeast OH Short Sales: So How Does The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act Help You?

Northeast OH – In our last blog post we explained that the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act does not automatically release you from your mortgage debt after a short sale.

So, what does this law cover? What does it do? I’ll answer that question today.

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A Common Northeast OH Short Sale Myth: Everyone Who Short Sells Their Home Will Be Released From The Debt

Northeast OH – Be careful who you take short sale advice from. Unfortunately, not everyone knows and understands short sales.

Here is an example of the myths propagated by people who think they know and understand short sales. I received an email from another agent recently.

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Northeast OH Short Sale Myth: The Mortgage Forgiveness Law Means That Everyone Gets To Short Sale With No Deficiency

Northeast OH – I recently heard another so-called short sale expert say that the Federal Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act made it so that everyone gets to short sale with no deficiency

The unfortunate news is that this is not true. In some state, state law forbids the lenders from attempting to collect from . . . → Read More: Northeast OH Short Sale Myth: The Mortgage Forgiveness Law Means That Everyone Gets To Short Sale With No Deficiency

Northeast OH Short Sales: How do I benefit from a Short Sale?

Northeast OH – The Stop Foreclosure Institute is closing another short sale tomorrow. The sellers had a job transfer out of state. They were short selling an FHA loan with a second mortgage. The short sale was fairly simple because FHA’s short sale guidelines.

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Northeast Ohio Short Sales: Will I Owe Income Tax After A Short Sale?

Northeast OH – This is one of the first questions potential short sale sellers ask us. “I heard of something called “forgiveness of debt income and that it is taxable. How does that work?” they ask.

The following article is my personal opinion only. I recommend that you consult with a competent legal or . . . → Read More: Northeast Ohio Short Sales: Will A Short Sale Cost Me At Tax Time?

The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act- Old news but still important.

It seems that there are still tax professionals that don’t understand that there is a way for most homeowners selling their homes on a short sale who have experienced a 1099 for the foregiveness of debt not to pay taxes on that.  The best way to avoid paying taxes on the 1099 for many . . . → Read More: The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act- Old news but still important.