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Short Sales: Will you have to pay the Phantom Tax?

By in Selling

The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act was passed in 2007 to protect distressed homeowners from being taxed by the IRS on the debt that was canceled by the lender on the short sale of their home.Prior to the bill being passed, the IRS viewed the deficiency amount as income and the homeowner was taxed. Some […]

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