2014 Mortgage Debt Relief Act Extension

2014 Mortgage Debt Relief Act Extension

Guest Blogger – Donna Lutkins, Realtor
January 20th, 2015

Just before Christmas, President Obama signed a bill that extended the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act retroactively to cover mortgage debt cancelled in 2014. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act (MFDRA) prevented homeowners, who went through a short sale in 2014, from being taxed on the amount of their home mortgage debt that had been forgiven. For homeowners to qualify for a tax break in 2014, their short sale must have closed by December 31, 2014.

The Act was only extended through December 31, 2014. Congress is expected to debate further extension of the Act as part of a larger tax package in 2015. In the meantime, mortgage debt forgiven by a lender in 2015 might count as taxable income.

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