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Can I file my taxes via turbo tax and mail in my form 982 seperately?

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Can I file my taxes via turbo tax and mail in my form 982 seperately? Do I also add my 1099-C which will show I own about $40,000 and then hope they forgive this amount, or leave it off and just add the 982?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 2 years ago.

LEV :

Hi and welcome to Just Answer!

LEV :

You may efile with form 982 - no need to mail that form separately.
Do not need to add your 1099C form - the IRS has that form - it was sent by the creditor.

Customer:

There is no 982 with turbo tax, so I can't e-file this form with them. I need to know if I can still efile this way and then just mail in the 982

Customer:

Also do I enter the 1099-C on my tax return?

LEV :

You do not need to enter form 1099C if the total amount of forgiven debt is excluded.
You only need to enet part of teh forgiven debt that is not excluded - it is reported on form 1040 line 21.

Customer:

what does excluded mean

LEV :

Excluded means - is not included into taxable income - that what you do by filing form 982.

LEV :

To get into form 982 in TurboTax - Select the Tools icon (upper right of window).
Choose Topic Search.
Key in Form 982 and click GO.

LEV :

Another way is to enter 1099-C or 1099-A - and you will be prompt for form 982.

LEV :

Let me know if you need any help.

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