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Tax software that supports form 982 for filing 1099c

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I have a 1099c for cancellation of debt from Amex and was wondering what are the different softwares that you have used and which support for 982.

Appreciate the help!

edit: I am insolvent, so I am looking for the software to check the insolvency box

There are few if any, that will support that form. I work for H&R and I don't think even our very sophisticated software does not support this form.

Sub: #1 posted on Sun, 02/22/2009 - 08:02


You can prepare your tax return online using any non-professional tax software, even one that doesn't support Form 982. When you e-file you print Form 8453 which isa cover sheet for attachments you have to send in by paper for an ELF return, You would attach 982 to the 8453.

Sub: #2 posted on Tue, 03/03/2009 - 20:03

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I was able to do it using

Sub: #3 posted on Tue, 04/14/2009 - 07:51

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You asked me to get this info to you so here it is STRAIGHT from the mouth of the IRS. I read the booklet three times and then talked twice to different reps a the IRS directly and received the same answer twice. So, for those of your filers who have settled here are the instructions for taxes

For tax for 982--Reduction of Tax Attributes Sue to Discharge of Indetedness s-pdf/f982.pdf

If the 1099-c received was for credit card debt, then you need to check the box 1 b

If you received one or multiple 1099-c forms then you add up the totals of all forms you received and place that total on line 2.

Line 10a is for credit card debt settlement. You must put the same amount you placed on line 2 on line 10a. Then must match as you will earn yourself an instant audit, which none of us want.

You need to fill out an insolvency worksheet. ion%20of%20Debt%20Insolvency%20Worksheet.pdf

If filiing by mail, this worksheet MUST be included with the 982 regardless of if you have to pay taxes on the settlement or not.


Step 1---If after finishing this worksheet you must subtract your assets from your liabilities. ( $40,000 assets - $100,000 liability= ) If your liabilities are great than your assets( -$60,000) you then put that total aside until step 3.

Step 2---You should put the total of all your 1099-c's($7,000 wachovia + $1,000 chase= $8,000 total taxable 1099-c) on line 2.

Step 3---Next you substract the line 2 1099-c total from your liabilities. (-$60,000-+ 8,000= $52,000 more liability to 1099-c taxable settlement)

In other words, if you 1099-c total is greater than the total of liability over of your assets you must pay on that total overage. ( 1099-c total taxable income $8000. Assets $40,000, Liabilities $12,000= +$38,000--you must pay taxes on all of the taxable 1099 amount) If it is less than your liability total then you do not pay taxes on the 1099 settlement amount. 1099-c total $10,000, Liabilities $50,000-Assets $10,000= --$40,000 which is more than the 1099c of 10,000) If the 1099c is only partially the amount then you are responsible for the difference, In other words ( 20,000 1099c total, Liabilities $30,000-Assets $15,000=--$15,000 which is less than the 1099c so you must take the 1099 total of $20,000 and substract the $15,000 from it=giving you the total taxable income to report on line 21 of your tax form or $5,000 in this example.)

$40,000 assets
-$12,000 liabilities
$38,000 ---you pay taxes on ALL your 1099c total so if it is $4,400, you put $4,400 on line 21.

$10,000 Assets
-$50,000 Liabilities
-$40,000 ---You pay taxes on any amount over $40,000 so if you 1099 is under $40,000 you do not pay taxes, if it is over, you pay on what is over that total So, if it is $32,000 on your 1099c--since it is less than $40,000 you do not report anything extra on line 21

-$15,000 Assets
$30,000 Liabilities
-$15,000--- Your 1099c is $20,000

$20,000 1099c
$15,000 liability overage
$5,000 reported on line 21 as extra income.

Step 4---Basically, if your total of 1099-c is larger than your liability total you must subtract the liability total from the 1099-c total and add that amount as income on line 21.

If your liability after assets is larger than your 1099 total then nothing is added to line 21.

******************You can use Turbo tax to file electronically, but the forms are only available on the Home and Business edition. You must go the forms portion of the taxes and click add forms and add the 982. Fill it out there and then click and add for insolvency of debt. Fill it out with your asset to liability ratios and then you can electronically file.

Sub: #4 posted on Fri, 02/26/2010 - 06:02


Does anyone know if this option is only available on the TurboTax Home and Business Software? It does not seem to be available on the online version.

Sub: #5 posted on Fri, 03/19/2010 - 09:00


Received a 1099-C from my former lender on a house I had foreclosed on in 2010. Do I owe the amount of the debt that was cancelled? How does the fair market value of the property come into play?
I lived in the home for 9 yrs until we moved out in June of 2010 due to indebtedness.
Not sure what percentage of the cancelled debt was that I owe. I usually do my own taxes, but I may need a professional this year

Sub: #6 posted on Tue, 02/01/2011 - 21:52


You probably won't have to pay anything on the forgiven debt - here is some information. Read the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act to check for the conditions - they are applicable to most foreclosures. Also if you live in a state where there is anti-deficiency protection, such as Arizona.

Homeowners who default on mortgage loans may also qualify for exclusion of their foreclosures under the which took effect Dec. 20, 2007, to help homeowners caught in the mortgage crisis. This provision applies to debt forgiven in calendar years 2007 through 2012.
Homeowners who default on mortgage loans may also qualify for exclusion of their foreclosures under the Forgiveness Debt Relief Act[/URL], which took effect Dec. 20, 2007, to help homeowners caught in the mortgage crisis. This provision applies to debt forgiven in calendar years 2007 through 2012.

Sub: #7 posted on Fri, 02/04/2011 - 07:12


I have the software, not the online version and it does not include the 982. :(

Sub: #8 posted on Wed, 02/23/2011 - 06:57


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