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Answered: March 24, 2017 8:41 am

Is the HAFA payment I received taxable?

The Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) Program is a federal program to help distressed homeowners retain their homes. Payments received under the program usually are not taxable. They are treated as payments on the mortgage loans by the government on behalf of borrowers and are excludable from gross income under the general welfare doctrine.

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Tax Glossary

Tenancy by the entireties

A joint tenancy in real property in the name of both husband and wife. On the death of one tenant, the survivor receives entire interest.

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