Short Sales tax protection has failed

Short Sales tax protection has failed

Short Sale taxes

Unfortunately, SB30 in California’s legislature has failed and at this point, short sales in California may be taxed. See below for more information about why this homeowner protection has failed. Sure is unfortunate, that again, politics has gotten in the way of helping homeowners. I guess we’ll continue to wait and watch.

From Inman News:

Californians who were hoping that the state wouldn’t count loan debt forgiven in a short sale as income could be in for a rude surprise at tax time, as the fate of a bill to reinstate the tax break is tied to another bill that’s going nowhere.

There’s no opposition to SB 30, which would save homeowners who engaged a short sale or had debt forgiven in a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure about $50 million in taxes, the Sacramento Bee reports.

But the bill contains a “poison pill” that prevents it from taking effect unless the legislature passes SB 391, a more controversial bill that’s opposed by the California Association of Realtors and other real estate industry groups.

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Contra Costa Short Sales can be complicated, but Catherine Myers is experienced in short sales with all major lenders.  This ruling in California does not impact your Federal Mortgage debt forgiveness, only your California state taxes.  California may now view the “forgiven” amount as income, as unfortunate as that sounds for distressed homeowners.contra costa short sale

By |2013-09-06T17:00:03+00:00September 6th, 2013|Featured Posts|0 Comments

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Catherine Myers is a licensed real estate broker located in Walnut Creek, CA. Catherine has been serving the real estate needs of buyers, sellers and investors of the Contra Costa area since 2002. Catherine has always had an entrepreneurial hard working spirit and real estate allows the convergence of her love of helping people and the pragmatic approach of seeing dreams realized.

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