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short sale tax liability to seller

by rad, Monday, February 07, 2005, 09:46 (5335 days ago) @ idahosoud

several years ago i had property go back to the debt was
the back accepted an offer from an investor for 125K ...the following
January i rec'd a form >>> 1099
from the bank showing a "charge off
of 25K ..which is treated as ordinary
income...i was'nt expecting this....

Now fast forward to now.. i have a deal
working to get a short sale accepted
to save this seller from foreclosure
and give him a little moving cash...
Seller thinks all is well and i'm a
great guy till next Jan. when he
gets a 1099 for income he's never seen..

QUESTION>> i tell him in writing up front that there could be tax
liabilities and risk the chance of

losing the deal>>>>

Suggestions >> comments>>

This is a common concern for most investors, however there is a solution. There is a form the IRS puts out that counter acts a 1099. You can find it on It is form 982. Yes, you should always disclose to the seller the risks involved, but your main concern is a deficiency judgment now.

You need to read the Short Sale Secrets ebook that I have, it would help you tons...

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