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Do I Have Cancellation of Debt Income on My Personal Residence?

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This interview will help you determine if any of the debt canceled on your principal residence is required to be included as income on your federal tax return.

Information You'll Need:

  • Filing Status
  • Form 1099-C, Cancellation of Debt, received from your mortgage lender

Note: This interview isn't designed to address the cancellation of debt that applies to a joint liability when debt was canceled in bankruptcy and only one individual filed for bankruptcy. Please refer to Publication 4681, Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments (for Individuals).

The tool is designed for use by taxpayers that were U.S. citizens or resident aliens for the entire tax year for which they're inquiring about. If married, the spouse must also have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year. For information regarding nonresidents or dual-status aliens, please see Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens.


Disclaimer

Conclusions are based on information provided by you in response to the questions you answered. Answers do not constitute written advice in response to a specific written request of the taxpayer within the meaning of section 6404(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Estimated Completion Time: 10 minutes; however, after 15 minutes of inactivity, you'll be forced to start over.

Please Note: Using the "Back" button within the ITA tool could cause an application error.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 24-Feb-2017