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Thanx for your answer. You said that I cannot use the cancelled

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Thanx for your answer. You said that I cannot use the cancelled debt...Can I use the loan amount of 320000 that was on the home prior to the short sale.
Thanks for asking your question! I'm sorry to hear about your tax issue and I'm going to try my best to help you understand or resolve it.

Thank you for you question. You would include the mortgage as debt, but then you would also count the fair market value of the home as asset. Therefore, the portion of the debt that is counted towards your insolvency is the amount that has been discharged.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi


 


Sorry to keep bothering you, but does that mean that the price that the house sold for can be used as my debt for example 240000..I believe thats what the house sold for. 80000 was let go by the bank


 


so 240000 + my credit card debt plus car pyments etc etc is my debt right....


 


and assets are my 401k plus bank savings right...


 


I am just trying to be clear so I can fill out the insolvency worksheet


 


thanx

Thank you for your follow up.

The mortgage balance before the short sale would be included in your debt.

The fair market value of the house would be counted as an asset.

Your assets are everything you own - your house, vehicles, housewares - if you look at the insolvency worksheet they will list out all of your assets.

Your debt is what you owe - the mortgage, credit card debt - any debt that you have.

When your debt exceeds your assets then your insolvent. You can exclude income up to the amount of debt you are insolvent by.

So, if you had $200,000 in assets and $300,000 in liabilities, you could exclude up to $100,000 of cancellation of debt from your income.

However, if you had $200,000 in assets and $100,000 in liabilities you could not exclude any of the cancellation of debt.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hi


Can one be partially insolvent. For example, I have a(NNN) NNN-NNNN...and I am 45000 from being insolvent...so would I owe tax on 65K.


 


Thanx

Thank you for your follow up. If your assets are less than your liabilities by $45,000 then yes, you would owe tax on $65,000 of the debt forgiveness.

 

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