IRS Issues Canceled Debt & Foreclosure Guidance

IRS Issues Canceled Debt & Foreclosure Guidance

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Tax Girl Kelly Phillips Erb tells us that the IRS has issued a new publication giving taxpayers guidance on the tax treatment of canceled debt and how to determine insolvency:

You see, canceled debt (like credit card debt after it is forgiven) is reportable – and taxable – as income to the IRS unless you meet an exception. Insolvency is one of those exceptions. The definition of insolvency is debt that exceeds your assets. But many taxpayers find that difficult to quantify. So the IRS has a handy worksheet to help you figure it out. To view the insolvency worksheet as a pdf, click here.

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She’s very good.

About Peter Pappas

Peter is a tax attorney and certified public acccountant with over 20 years experience helping taxpayers resolve their IRS and state tax problems.

He has represented thousands of taxpayers who have been experiencing difficulty dealing with the Internal Revenue Service or State tax officials.

He is a member of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Bar Association and The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, the United States Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts - Middle District of Florida