Will the Mortgage Debt Relief Act Get Extended – Gainesville Florida – The mortgage debt relief act is due to expire at the end of 2012. With it will go the relief distressed homeowners currently receive when they short sale their Gainesville home.
Under the The Mortgage Debt Relief Act a Gainesville homeowner has the ability to exclude income from the discharge of debt on their principal residence. This would be the difference of the amount owed on their mortgage to what the home sold for. For example, if the mortgage was $200,000 and the sale price was $150,000 the homeowner would receive a 1099 for $50,000 difference in the sale price to the amount owed.
This 1099 would be considered as income on the Gainesville homeowners’ taxes. If Congress does not pass this bill extension then this debt will be taxed as regular income.
As homeowners struggle to make ends meet, this could prove as continued relief while the housing crisis continues to struggle to correct itself. If the Mortgage Debt Relief Act does not get extended it will have a profound financial affect on owners who are already currently struggling to stay above water.
Write and encourage your congressman to pass this bill. Florida homeowners are not out of the water yet.
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