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Thank you for your question, and thanks for using JustAnswer.com. This is not a taxable transaction
, provided that the gain on the disposal of your home is not greater than $500,000. How you account for this is on Schedule D you will report the gain, which is your original purchase price subtracted from the selling price. You sold the house effectively to the bank for your principal amount. When you calculate the gain, fill in "excluded under section 121." If there is a loss, it's not allowed, either.
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Either way, there's no taxable income
to you as a result of the 1099-A provided that the gain on the sale of your home is not greater than 500,000. Please let me know if you need anything additional. Thanks again for using JustAnswer.com and have a happy, and safe, 2013.
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