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Tax Obligations on the Short Sale of a Florida Property

Ordinarily relief from indebtedness is taxable as income under the Internal Revenue Code. However, The Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Relief Act of 2007 was passed to benefit certain taxpayers, and excludes from income debt forgiven in the years 2007 through 1012. This may encompass up to $2,000,000 in debt forgiveness. One of the ways you may qualify for this tax benefit is through a short sale on your home. There are a variety of factors to consider in determining whether you may benefit from this tax act.

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On June 21, 2004, after having been sworn into the United States Supreme Court, I had the fortunate opportunity to meet Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg was sworn into the Supreme Court in 1993. Appointed by President Bill Clinton, Ruth Ginsburg became the first Jewish female member in Supreme Court history. She attended Harvard Law School, and then transferred to Columbia Law School, graduating in 1959. She clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, taught at Rutgers Law School (1963-72), and became (1972) the first woman full professor at Columbia. During the 1970s, as general counsel for the American Civil Liberties Women's Rights Project, she argued a series of cases before the Supreme Court that strengthened constitutional safeguards of sexual equality; she has been called the "Thurgood Marshall of women's rights." In 1980, President Carter nominated her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

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