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What is a loan charge off?

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Charge off is a shortened version of "charged off to profit and loss". This accounting term describes a bookeeping entry routinely performed by creditors. While there are technical differences, for a consumer charge off is the same as a collection account. They are both derogatory defaulted debts which are due and payable in full. They show on a consumer's credit report for 7 years from the last month/year when they were paid as agreed immediately prior to default. Charged off accounts frequently are transferred or sold to collection agencies and become the target of lawsuits to recover the money owed. Important to understand Charge Off is NOT a forgiveness of the debt in any way. It is only an accounting entry by the one who is owed. The discussion below, originally more on a tax Q, provides detail. Explanation Charge Offs & Forgiven Debt If what your asking is really

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