Tag Archives: car loan

Warning to Co-signers

Today TaxMama® hears from Toni in the TaxQuips Forum with this sad problem. “I volunteer with AARP Tax-Aide. Last week a taxpayer brought in a 1099-C with his other papers. It turns out he had co-signed for a vehicle. When the vehicle ‘owner’ disappeared, the lienholder collected a reduced amount from the co-signer. It was […]

Decedent 1099-C

Today TaxMama hears from Thomas in Maryland who tells us. “I was legally separated from my spouse 3 years ago. My spouse passed away 2 years ago. I just received a 1099-C tax statement addressed to her estate. Since I was legally separated, am I obligated to report the 1099-c amount on my taxes?”

Pay What?!

Today Rod from SC has some money burning a hole in his pocket. “If you had $14,000 to pay some bills, which payment would provide the best tax advantage: Pay student your loans of $14,000; Pay car note of 14,000: Or put the total into your home mortgage of $60,000? Please explain your suggestion. My […]