Florida Short Sales and Foreclosures may owe income taxes in 2013

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Underwater homeowners may now have to think twice about staying in their home or not.

The IRS is allowing homeowners until December 31, 2012 to go through a short sale or foreclosure without the impending tax consequences, as long as your lender officially releases your debt.

When the rules change on January 1, 2013, the amount that is forgiven by your lender in either a short sale or foreclosure on a primary residence will be taxable on your federal income taxes.

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