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General CC Question

Why is it that if a credit card company takes a credit card and charges off the debt and (I would assume takes a tax break for the charge off), then in turn sells the debt to a third party that persue's a judgment. Why is this allowed to happen?, isn't it considered double dipping and both parties reaping some revenue from this.
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Re: General CC Question

IF they collect on the "bad debt" or the consumer pays it- they have to report it as income and reverse the "charge to pofit or loss" for tax purposes.

 

Buying bad and/or "uncollectable" debt is a huge business- sold at pennies on the dollar-

 

 

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