It turns out, just because a lender wrote-off part of your mortgage debt, doesn't automatically mean you qualify for a tax break.
Patrick Rogan has been preparing people's taxes for 30-years. He's a Certified Public Accountant with his own practice in Elk Grove. He's also a full-time accounting instructor at Cosumnes River College…and past-president of the Sacramento Chapter of the California Society of CPAs.
Rogan says he's seen an increase in the number of clients who've lost their homes because of a foreclosure.