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If you take a personal loan to pay off credit card debt,

will that be considered taxable...
If you take a personal loan to pay off credit card debt, will that be considered taxable income by the IRS?
The debt has not been negotiated down and the loan will be paid back over 5 years.
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No. The personal loan proceeds will NOT be considered taxable income by the IRS, and you do not report it on your tax return.

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