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H&r block free filing 1. H&r block free filing   Canceled Debts Table of Contents General RulesForm 1099-C Discounts and loan modifications Sales or other dispositions (such as foreclosures and repossessions) Abandonments Stockholder debt This chapter discusses the tax treatment of canceled debts. H&r block free filing General Rules Generally, if a debt for which you are personally liable is forgiven or discharged for less than the full amount owed, the debt is considered canceled in whatever amount it remained unpaid. H&r block free filing There are exceptions to this rule, discussed under Exceptions , later. H&r block free filing Generally, you must include the canceled debt in your income. H&r block free filing However, you may be able to exclude the canceled debt. H&r block free filing See Exclusions , later. H&r block free filing Example. H&r block free filing John owed $1,000 to Mary. H&r block free filing Mary agreed to accept and John paid $400 in satisfaction of the entire debt. H&r block free filing John has canceled debt of $600. H&r block free filing Example. H&r block free filing Margaret owed $1,000 to Henry. H&r block free filing Henry and Margaret agreed that Margaret would provide Henry with services (instead of money) in full satisfaction of the debt. H&r block free filing Margaret does not have canceled debt. H&r block free filing Instead, she has income from services. H&r block free filing A debt includes any indebtedness: For which you are liable, or Subject to which you hold property. H&r block free filing Debt for which you are personally liable is recourse debt. H&r block free filing All other debt is nonrecourse debt. H&r block free filing If you are not personally liable for the debt, you do not have ordinary income from the cancellation of debt unless you retain the collateral and either: The lender offers a discount for the early payment of the debt, or The lender agrees to a loan modification that results in the reduction of the principal balance of the debt. H&r block free filing See Discounts and loan modifications , later. H&r block free filing However, upon the disposition of the property securing a nonrecourse debt, the amount realized includes the entire unpaid amount of the debt, not just the FMV of the property. H&r block free filing As a result, you may realize a gain or loss if the outstanding debt immediately before the disposition is more or less than your adjusted basis in the property. H&r block free filing For more details on figuring your gain or loss, see chapter 2 of this publication or see Publication 544. H&r block free filing There are several exceptions and exclusions that may result in part or all of a canceled debt being nontaxable. H&r block free filing See Exceptions and Exclusions, later. H&r block free filing You must report any taxable canceled debt as ordinary income on: Form 1040 or Form 1040NR, line 21, if the debt is a nonbusiness debt; Schedule C (Form 1040), line 6 (or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), line 1), if the debt is related to a nonfarm sole proprietorship; Schedule E (Form 1040), line 3, if the debt is related to nonfarm rental of real property; Form 4835, line 6, if the debt is related to a farm rental activity for which you use Form 4835 to report farm rental income based on crops or livestock produced by a tenant; or Schedule F (Form 1040), line 8, if the debt is farm debt and you are a farmer. H&r block free filing Form 1099-C If you receive a Form 1099-C, that means an applicable entity has reported an identifiable event to the IRS regarding a debt you owe. H&r block free filing The identifiable event may be an actual cancellation of the debt or it may be an event the applicable entity is required, solely for purposes of reporting to the IRS, to treat as a cancellation of debt. H&r block free filing For information on the reasons an applicable entity files Form 1099-C, see Identifiable event codes, later. H&r block free filing Unless you meet one of the exceptions or exclusions discussed later, this canceled debt is ordinary income and must be reported on the appropriate form discussed above. H&r block free filing An applicable entity includes: A federal government agency, A financial institution, A credit union, and Any organization a significant trade or business of which is lending money. H&r block free filing Identifiable event codes. H&r block free filing    Box 6 of Form 1099-C should indicate the reason the creditor filed this form. H&r block free filing The codes shown in box 6 are explained below. H&r block free filing Also see the chart after the explanation for a quick reference guide for the codes used in Box 6. H&r block free filing Note. H&r block free filing Codes A through G and I identify specific occurrences resulting from an actual discharge of indebtedness. H&r block free filing However, Code H, Expiration of nonpayment testing period, does not necessarily identify an actual discharge of indebtedness. H&r block free filing Code A — Bankruptcy. H&r block free filing Code A is used to identify cancellation of debt as a result of a title 11 bankruptcy case. H&r block free filing See Bankruptcy , later. H&r block free filing Code B — Other judicial debt relief. H&r block free filing Code B is used to identify cancellation of debt as a result of a receivership, foreclosure, or similar federal or state court proceeding other than bankruptcy. H&r block free filing Code C — Statute of limitations or expiration of deficiency period. H&r block free filing Code C is used to identify cancellation of debt either when the statute of limitations for collecting the debt expires or when the statutory period for filing a claim or beginning a deficiency judgment proceeding expires. H&r block free filing In the case of the expiration of a statute of limitations, an identifiable event occurs only if and when your affirmative defense of the statute of limitations is upheld in a final judgment or decision in a judicial proceeding, and the period for appealing the judgment or decision has expired. H&r block free filing Code D — Foreclosure election. H&r block free filing Code D is used to identify cancellation of debt when the creditor elects foreclosure remedies that statutorily end or bar the creditor's right to pursue collection of the debt. H&r block free filing This event applies to a mortgage lender or holder who is barred from pursuing debt collection after a power of sale in the mortgage or deed of trust is exercised. H&r block free filing Code E — Debt relief from probate or similar proceeding. H&r block free filing Code E is used to identify cancellation of debt as a result of a probate court or similar legal proceeding. H&r block free filing Code F — By agreement. H&r block free filing Code F is used to identify cancellation of debt as a result of an agreement between the creditor and the debtor to cancel the debt at less than full consideration. H&r block free filing Code G — Decision or policy to discontinue collection. H&r block free filing Code G is used to identify cancellation of debt as a result of a decision or a defined policy of the creditor to discontinue collection activity and cancel the debt. H&r block free filing For purposes of this identifiable event, a defined policy includes both a written policy and the creditor's established business practice. H&r block free filing Code H — Expiration of nonpayment testing period. H&r block free filing Code H is used to indicate that the creditor has not received a payment on the debt during a testing period ending on December 31, 2013. H&r block free filing The testing period is a 36-month period increased by the number of months the creditor was prevented from engaging in collection activity by a stay in bankruptcy or similar bar under state or local law. H&r block free filing This identifiable event applies only for a creditor that is a financial institution or credit union (and certain of their subsidiaries), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and other Federal executive agencies. H&r block free filing Expiration of the nonpayment testing period does not necessarily result from an actual discharge of indebtedness. H&r block free filing Code I — Other actual discharge before identifiable event. H&r block free filing Code I is used to identify an actual cancellation of debt that occurs before any of the identifiable events described in codes A through H. H&r block free filing Form 1099-C Reference Guide for Box 6 Identifiable Event Codes A Bankruptcy B Other judicial debt relief C Statute of limitations or expiration of deficiency period D Foreclosure election E Debt relief from probate or similar proceeding F By agreement G Decision or policy to discontinue collection H Expiration of nonpayment testing period I Other actual discharge before identifiable event Even if you did not receive a Form 1099-C, you must report canceled debt as gross income on your tax return unless one of the exceptions or exclusions described later applies. H&r block free filing Amount of canceled debt. H&r block free filing    The amount in box 2 of Form 1099-C may represent some or all of the debt that has been canceled or treated as canceled. H&r block free filing The amount in box 2 will include principal and may include interest and other nonprincipal amounts (such as fees or penalties). H&r block free filing Unless you meet one of the exceptions or exclusions discussed later, the amount of the debt that has been canceled is ordinary income and must be reported on the appropriate form as discussed earlier. H&r block free filing Interest included in canceled debt. H&r block free filing    If any interest is included in the amount of canceled debt in box 2, it will be shown in box 3. H&r block free filing Whether the interest portion of the canceled debt must be included in your income depends on whether the interest would be deductible if you paid it. H&r block free filing See Deductible Debt under Exceptions, later. H&r block free filing Persons who each receive a Form 1099-C showing the full amount of debt. H&r block free filing    If you and another person were jointly and severally liable for a canceled debt, each of you may get a Form 1099-C showing the entire amount of the canceled debt. H&r block free filing However, you may not have to report that entire amount as income. H&r block free filing The amount, if any, you must report depends on all the facts and circumstances, including: State law, The amount of debt proceeds each person received, How much of any interest deduction from the debt was claimed by each person, How much of the basis of any co-owned property bought with the debt proceeds was allocated to each co-owner, and Whether the canceled debt qualifies for any of the exceptions or exclusions described in this publication. H&r block free filing See Example 3 under Insolvency, later. H&r block free filing Discounts and loan modifications If a lender discounts (reduces) the principal balance of a loan because you pay it off early, or agrees to a loan modification (a “workout”) that includes a reduction in the principal balance of a loan, the amount of the discount or the amount of principal reduction is canceled debt. H&r block free filing However, if the debt is nonrecourse and you did not retain the collateral, you do not have cancellation of the debt income. H&r block free filing The amount of the canceled debt must be included in income unless one of the exceptions or exclusions described later applies. H&r block free filing For more details, see Exceptions and Exclusions, later. H&r block free filing Sales or other dispositions (such as foreclosures and repossessions) Recourse debt. H&r block free filing   If you owned property that was subject to a recourse debt in excess of the FMV of the property, the lender's foreclosure or repossession of the property is treated as a sale or disposition of the property by you and may result in your realization of gain or loss. H&r block free filing The gain or loss on the disposition of the property is measured by the difference between the FMV of the property at the time of the disposition and your adjusted basis (usually your cost) in the property. H&r block free filing The character of the gain or loss (such as ordinary or capital) is determined by the character of the property. H&r block free filing If the lender forgives all or part of the amount of the debt in excess of the FMV of the property, the cancellation of the excess debt may result in ordinary income. H&r block free filing The ordinary income from the cancellation of debt (the excess of the canceled debt over the FMV of the property) must be included in your gross income reported on your tax return unless one of the exceptions or exclusions described later applies. H&r block free filing For more details, see Exceptions and Exclusions, later. H&r block free filing Nonrecourse debt. H&r block free filing   If you owned property that was subject to a nonrecourse debt in excess of the FMV of the property, the lender's foreclosure on the property does not result in ordinary income from the cancellation of debt. H&r block free filing The entire amount of the nonrecourse debt is treated as an amount realized on the disposition of the property. H&r block free filing The gain or loss on the disposition of the property is measured by the difference between the total amount realized (the entire amount of the nonrecourse debt plus the amount of cash and the FMV of any property received) and your adjusted basis in the property. H&r block free filing The character of the gain or loss is determined by the character of the property. H&r block free filing More information. H&r block free filing    See Publications 523, 544, and 551, and chapter 2 of this publication for more details. H&r block free filing Abandonments Recourse debt. H&r block free filing   If you abandon property that secures a debt for which you are personally liable (recourse debt) and the debt is canceled, you will realize ordinary income equal to the canceled debt. H&r block free filing You must report this income on your tax return unless one of the exceptions or exclusions described later applies. H&r block free filing For more details, see Exceptions and Exclusions, later. H&r block free filing This income is separate from any amount realized from the abandonment of the property. H&r block free filing For more details, see chapter 3. H&r block free filing Nonrecourse debt. H&r block free filing   If you abandon property that secures a debt for which you are not personally liable (nonrecourse debt), you may realize gain or loss but will not have cancellation of indebtedness income. H&r block free filing Stockholder debt If you are a stockholder in a corporation and the corporation cancels or forgives your debt to it, the canceled debt is a constructive distribution. H&r block free filing For more information, see Publication 542, Corporations. H&r block free filing Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications