Today TaxMama® hears from Goran in the TaxQuips Forum, with this issue. “My client and his mom were on the mortgage together. That property went through foreclosure. Naturally, they file separate tax returns. Which one will report the 1099-C?”
Courtesy of IRS If your mortgage debt is partly or entirely forgiven during tax years 2007 through 2012, you may be able to claim special tax relief and exclude the debt forgiven from your income. Here are 10 facts the IRS wants you to know about Mortgage Debt Forgiveness.
TaxMama note: The Franchise Tax Board is starting these audits of people who have been relieved of debt in one manner or another. Odds are, at least 30% – 40% of the audits will turn up errors, with taxes due. I bet that 10% – 15% will turn up errors in the taxpayers favor, where […]