No Income Tax on Short Sale or Foreclosure — For Now   Question: We bought our Mesa home ten years ago. The purchase price was $320,000. Our mortgage was $300,000, interest only, payments for ten years, and then amortized over the next fifteen years. Our home is only worth $240,000 today. Although we have been able…

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  Question:  We bought our home in a new Gilbert subdivision six years ago.  Although there has been some appreciation lately, our home is worth only $260,000.  We still owe $380,000 on the mortgage.  After my husband lost his job last year, we finally had to stop making payments, and the foreclosure occurred this February.…

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The general IRS rule is that any forgiveness of debt will be taxable. In response to the housing disaster of the mid-2000’s, the Act was passed by Congress in 2007 to give relief to taxpayers who had debt forgiveness as the result of either a foreclosure or a short sale. The Act was subsequently extended…

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