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7 Things You Should Know About the Tax Consequences of Debt Forgiveness

Over the past few weeks I’ve given you some valuable insight in regards to how the IRS will treat your short sale or foreclosure when you file your income taxes. In case you haven’t read this information, you can download it for FREE from my eBook library. Or simply click “read more” where I’ll give you a summation of my posts on debt forgiveness.

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Foreclosed Home (Photo courtesy of Mike Licht) - Foreclosure/Short Sale taxes

This is the seventh tip in our series 7 Things You Should Know About the Tax Consequences of Debt Forgiveness which is also available as a free eBook from your Fort Myers Accounting Firm.

It is possible for you to receive multiple tax forms (1099A & 1099C) in the same year. This is based on a variety of scenarios, depending on how you file your 1040 in the case of foreclosure taxes or short sale taxes.

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IRS Form 1099 A

This is the sixth tip in our series 7 Things You Should Know About the Tax Consequences of Debt Forgiveness which is also available as a free eBook from your Naples Accounting Firm.

If your home has been foreclosed on by the bank, you will typically receive another one of the 1099 IRS Forms. This one is IRS Form 1099- A and it will come from your lender. This will contain several components of relevant information. You will need the information on Form 1099-A to report the foreclosure properly on your tax return.

Here is some important information to know about a foreclosure as it relates to your taxes:

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IRS Form 1099 C

This is the fifth tip in our series 7 Things You Should Know About the Tax Consequences of Debt Forgiveness which is also available as a free eBook from your Fort Myers Accounting Firm.

The 1099 IRS Forms are used by various entities to report income that they have perceived you have earned.

For example: A bank issues you a credit card. You charge $1,000 and never make payments. After some time, the bank will issue a Form 1099-C to you. They are also reporting the $1,000 as income you have earned, to the IRS.

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#4 – IRS Form 982 – Insolvency

Posted by Mark On March 17th

IRS Form 982 - Insolvency

This is the fourth tip in our series 7 Things You Should Know About the Tax Consequences of Debt Forgiveness which is also available as a free eBook from your Naples Accounting Firm.

IRS Form 982 generally says that “the amount by which you benefit from the discharge of indebtedness is included in your gross income. However, under certain circumstances described in section 108, you may exclude the amount of discharged indebtedness from your gross income.” The specific instructions are contained in section 108 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Emergency Economic Stabilization Act - Bailout-house2ndVOTE

This is the third tip in our series 7 Things You Should Know About the Tax Consequences of Debt Forgiveness which is also available as a free eBook from your Fort Myers Accounting Firm.

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, is most commonly referred to as “the bailout” of the U.S. financial system. As most people are aware, it provided up to $700 billion to the Secretary of the Treasury to buy mortgages and other assets that were clogging the balance sheets of financial institutions and making it difficult for working families, small businesses, and other companies to access credit.

However, there were other components of this Act that you, as a taxpayer, should be aware of. Basically, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 focused on these 3 components:

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#2 – Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007

Posted by Mark On March 3rd

Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007

This is the second tip in our series 7 Things You Should Know About the Tax Consequences of Debt Forgiveness which is also available as a free eBook from your Naples Accounting Firm.

A foreclosure or short sale of your home can be a double edged sword. Not only do you lose your home, but then you may have to pay taxes on the forgiven debt amount. Talk about ‘beating a dead horse’ right?

In recent years, with the rise of short-sales and foreclosures, the Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 was passed to help homeowners who have found themselves in this predicament.

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#1 – How the IRS Treats Short Sales

Posted by Mark On February 24th

How the Internal Revenue Service Treats Short Sales

This is the first tip in our series 7 Things You Should Know About the Tax Consequences of Debt Forgiveness which is also available as a free eBook from your Fort Myers Accounting Firm.

With all of the foreclosures and short sales occurring all over the United States in recent years have you ever wondered how the I.R.S will treat your short sale when it comes to filing your income tax? If this thought has occurred to you, you’re certainly not alone. Please read on…

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Stress from Foreclosure or Short-Sale

With the real estate market crisis, more and more families have been forced into foreclosure or finding other ways, such as a short sale to eliminate their mounting debt. However, many are unaware of the tax consequences of such actions. Our goal is to ensure that you understand exactly what is involved in debt forgiveness, so that there are no unpleasant surprises when you file your taxes.

During the next few months, we’re going to teach you about The Tax Consequences of Debt Forgiveness. You will learn about:

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