Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mortgage Debt Forgiveness

If you still have mortgage liability after foreclosure, any amount forgiven by the lender is generally ordinary income. However, for debt discharged on or after January 1, 2007, and before January 1, 2013, the debt forgiveness is treated as tax free if the property is your primary residence. The limit on qualifying debt is $2 million ($1 million for a married person filing separately).

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