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Im leaving in NY (Queens) My house burn down .My insurance

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Hi There Im leaving in NY (Queens) My house burn down .My insurance paid 350k My mortgage is 360k .every month i had to pay $3.500 If I use insurance money to pay for mortgage Do I had to pay tax on it ?( The house value is 800k before burn down )Property tax is $ 3500/year
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 month ago.

Hello, I'm Robin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now and typing up my reply. I'll post that in just a few moments.

Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 month ago.

The IRS doesn't count insurance payouts as income -- they're a reimbursement for the money or property value you lost.

If the amount you received in insurance or other reimbursement was more than the cost or other basis of the property, you have a taxable amount but generally no, this is not taxable even if you used it to pay mortgage.

Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 month ago.

I hope that was clear but let me know.