Tag Archives: Foreclosure

Equitable Owner

Today TaxMama hears from Sean in North Carolina. “As I understand it you must be an owner and be liable to claim the home mortgage interest and property tax as deductions on schedule A. Now I hear you can be an equitable owner whose name is not on the mortgage and also whose name is […]

Short Sales et al

Today TaxMama hears from Lori in Florida with a depressing question. “Can you please tell me where I would find more info on the tax implications from doing a short sale of primary residence? I have quite a few Florida clients that are doing this vs foreclosure. I know that it is cancelled debt, but […]

Another Tax Bankruptcy

Today TaxMama hears from Toni in Colorado with this problem. “We filed for bankruptcy after a foreclosure and two years of hard struggle. My husband had $48,000 in taxes for 2005. Is there a way to file ‘’tax bankruptcy’’ this far out? Our bankruptcy was discharged March 12, 2008. I’m working, my husband is not, […]

Foreclosure and Taxes

Today TaxMama hears from Margaret in California, who wants to know, “Do I avoid taxes on my properties if I let them foreclose vs. a short sale? I have pulled out equity to invest and improve my properties and now I am under water big time.”

Tax Consequences of Canceled Debt

To listen to this presentation, please use the link in the Resource Box below. Transcript of presentation: Hello. I’m Jean Wetzler, with a reenactment of a March 2009 IRS National Phone Forum on the “Tax Consequences of Canceled Debt”. The presenter for the phone forum was Anne Freeman, chief of the Individual Review section of […]

Congress and their Foreclosure Fiasco – TaxMama’s Economic Idiot Award

TaxMama’s Economic Idiot Award goes the 58 Senators who voted for this plan. Speaking of wasting money. Did you follow the Congressional debates on the foreclosure crisis? [See links in Resource Box below.] What a total disappointment! Congress nixed the authority for bankruptcy judges to revise interest rates and principal on existing loans – so […]

No Notice

Today TaxMama hears from Cathy in New Jersey, who is very unhappy. “The IRS shorted my 2007 income tax refund. The property I owned went into foreclosure and the bank repossessed it. The bank sold the property in June 2007 and I did owe taxes on the property. Can the IRS automatically garnish my 2007 […]

Foreclosure

Today TaxMama hears from Sasha in Georgia who tells us. “In 2007, I had a foreclosure on my condo in April. In August I filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. I received my discharge in December. This year, I received a form 1099-A from my mortgage company. I’m not sure if I have to declare this […]

Special Web Section for Homeowners Who Lose Homes; Foreclosure Tax Relief Available to Many

Courtesy of IRS IR-2007-159, Sept. 17, 2007 [TaxMama note: This is a resource we requested from IRS at a Stakeholder meeting earlier this year. IRS put it together quickly, in view of all the sub-prime loan defaults. Incidentally, you will also find some simplistic formulae to help with your computations of the tax effects.] WASHINGTON […]