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Another way is to say at least two out of the five years that end on the sale date. Perhaps there are others who would like to weigh in.
That's a topic for another column. I'll keep it in mind when I discuss sales of rental property. Thanks for the reminder.
Based on what you've stated, it does seem that your client will be liable for taxes on the forgiven debt.
It's unclear from the wording of your query whether you're aware the tax break for home owners on forgiveness of debt went off the books at the close of 2016. As of now, it has not been renewed for 2017. That being so, perhaps you'd like to reword your query. I look forward to hearing from you.
Wflora, I appreciate your careful reading of my article.
Always feel free to chime in.
In my experience, another way to attract new clients is to teach adult education courses on topics such as tax strategies for home sellers and tax aspects of divorce.
Clinton, I agree. But if the IRS allowed the deductions in issue, I'd have to scramble to find something else to discuss.
Good summary of the rules.