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Foreclosure and Loan Modification Blog

Settled Your Debt? Surprise! Make Sure You Know This Tax Implication

You've gone through the ordeal and sometimes incredibly long process of settling your debt. Whew, glad that's over. Now on to rebuilding your finances, right? Not quite, when you go through a debt settlement there are tax consequences.

 

 

Surprise, Surprise! You Now Have to Report Phantom Income
Many consumers are surprised that the IRS and their state government considers debt forgiven as income.

 

 

 

DIY Debt Settlement, Dangers You Should Be Aware Of

If you have high credit card debt, you might be able to settle the debt for less than the full amount. If you plan to do-it-yourself there are dangers you should be aware of.

Credit card settlement involves negotiating with the creditor company via an offer to settle the amount you owe with a lesser amount. In the event that the creditor accepts, you must be prepared to pay the entire negotiated settlement amount up front, in one lump sum.

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