I am not sure I understand your questions. The bank is wanting the buyers to pay cash for the home or cash paid outside of closing to cover half of the back taxes?
I am not sure why you are agreeing to put in a new microwave and garage door opener if you are having a hard time paying your bills. All short sale contracts I write are on As-Is contracts where no repairs are made unless required by the buyer's lender.
I would suggest you present these concerns to the Realtor you hired to facilitate your short sale.... more