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Month: January 2012

Why Using a ‘Loss Carryforward’ before Bankruptcy Is a Good Move

Business owners entering bankruptcy almost always have more complex cases than simple private bankruptcies, especially because the business owners themselves are filing on their own behalves as well. The differences in how the tax code applies to small businesses as opposed to individuals don’t help either. One quirk business owners need to be aware of …

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Note to New Yorkers: “Charged Off” Debt is NOT “Zombie Debt”

“Zombie debt,” for New Yorkers unfamiliar with the term, is a debt you no longer owe that a collector has bought from a creditor nonetheless—whether it originated the loan or not—for a fraction of the price. The collector then tries to enforce the loan hoping you’ll repay it. Elsewhere, you may have heard the term, …

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Mortgage Modifications in New York: A Quick Guide

After the housing bubble burst, millions of Americans found themselves underwater in their mortgages, meaning they owed more to the bank than their houses were currently worth. In this nasty situation, people are still looking for options for making things easier for themselves, particularly because selling a house at a loss leaves the homeowner liable …

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