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Understanding the IRS and The Mortgage Debt Relief Act Incentive.

It boils down to the concept of unjust enrichment.   When someone does not pay a debt or a debt is forgiven, the IRS sees this as effectively income. You no longer have a debt to pay and someone or some business is going to look to write that loss off against income thereby reducing revenues to the IRS. Why should you get a hall pass on the debt is the thought process. You have received some past benefit from this debt. If you no longer have to pay the debt, you have therefore been unjustly enriched and that is seen as unfair in the eyes of the tax authority. ...

January 29th, 2013 | Short Sales, forgiven mortgage debt, mortgage debt forgiveness act, solutions for underwater properties, Understanding the IRS and The Mortgage Debt Relief Act Incentive.

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2536 Leeds Rd.
Oakton, Virginia 22124
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Located in Fairfax County, Virginia. Serving all of Virginia, Maryland, DC & Pennsylvania. 


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