Senate approves short sale tax break, allows tax relief on 2014 short sales

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Senate short saleBen Lane | HousingWire

Homeowners who had short sales in 2014 are now one giant step closer to receiving tax relief on any money they received as the result of the sale of their home, after the Senate passed the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act by a wide margin on Tuesday.

In a vote late Tuesday, the Senate passed an extension of the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act by a vote of 76-16. The extension applies to any short sale conducted in 2014.

The Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act also passed by a wide margin in the House of Representatives two weeks ago. In the House, the short sale tax break passed by a 378-46 margin.

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