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November 2008

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Bad Loan

What documentation do I need to write off a loan as bad? In connection with the sale of one of my rental properties, I gave a second mortgage to someone who now is unable to pay. The first mortgage is substantial and most likely will go unsatisfied. The second mortgage loan I made is considerable. (J.H., Las Vegas, Nevada)


There are two types of bad debts: business and nonbusiness.


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