IRS Issues Guidance on Loan Modifications

The guidance from the IRS dovetails with January clarification from the Securities and Exchange Commission that suggested fast-tracking loan modifications would not jeopardize the so-called QSPE.

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Exception: As under prior law, you still face a 25% maximum federal income tax rate (instead of the standard 20% maximum rate) on long-term real estate gains attributable to depreciation deductions..

Unless Congress agrees to a retroactive extension, large numbers of owners could face big tax bills following short sales, foreclosures or loan modifications next year when lenders cancel a portion of.

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The recent IRS guidance clarifies that loan servicers can implement modifications, such as interest rate changes, principal forgiveness and maturity extensions, at anytime without tax consequences if "based on all the facts and circumstances, the holder or servicer reasonably believes that there is a significant risk of default" upon maturity.