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chasmith
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Re: How Settling a 2nd Mortgage After Bankruptcy Affects Your Credit

The debt was discharged in Bankruptcy.  Now if you settle the second to extinguish the remaining security interest, since the debt was already discharged you had no financial obligation, so  there is no cancellation of debt to give rise to a taxable event.

 

If the lender insists on issuing a 1099, fill out a form 982 showing that in fact you made a voluntary partial payment on a discharged debt.

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