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I received 2 1099 C business that closed 3 years ago. The

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I received 2 1099 C for a business that closed 3 years ago. The business was an S-corporation. it was sold but at the time there was about $25,000 on a credit card (in the business name). The debt was settled but now I have the 1099 C's and am not sure what to do with them. Do I have to report this on my personal tax return even if they are not in my personal name?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Megan C replied 7 months ago.

Cancellation of debt is taxable as income to the corporation -- and since it's an S Corp it would ultimately flow through to your return. However, if the corporation was closed now, it's insolvent and you will not owe tax on that. File an S Corp return, but file form 982 to show insolvency -- there will be no additional income to report on your personal return.

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Expert:  Megan C replied 7 months ago.


Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I am not sure I understand - we should file an s-corporation return even though the corporation was marked final year several years ago? So file it as if it was active and mark it final year again?
Then attach a form 982 - since the company has no income or expenses (other than cancelled debt) and no assets, it is insolvent. Is that correct?Nancy
Expert:  Megan C replied 7 months ago.

Nancy -- if the corporation has already been marked 'final' and closed - then it doesn't exist. In that case, the 1099-C will be ignored. In any rate, the corp is insolvent and there is no tax.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Okay. Since there were other shareholders involved back when it was active and it was sold, I just don't want anything coming back to haunt us. If you are sure we do not need to do anything to address this, then I will assume we are okay to just ignore it.Thank you.
Expert:  Megan C replied 7 months ago.

Yes, you should be fine.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Okay. Thank you.