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HR 3648 - Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 - Key Vote

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Frank Pallone, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 110-142 -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (386-27) - (Key vote)

Title: Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that eliminates the income tax on mortgage debt forgiveness on primary residences for people in financial hardships and lowers the amount of a gain made through the sale of most non-primary residences that is not subject to income tax.

Highlights:
  • Excludes the debt forgiven on a qualified principal residence from the definition of gross income subject to income tax (Sec. 2).
  • Reduces the income tax breaks on most gains from the sales of non-primary residences using a formula based on the amount of time that the taxpayer actually lived in the property during the five-year period before the sale (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007

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