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I just received a 1099-a from a foreclosure. the 1099a is dated Feb 8 2017. The FMV is listed as 192000 and the amt owed is 266000. I have not received a 1099-c. How do I handle this on my taxes?

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Thank you for your patience and thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

When the property is foreclosed upon or whern you abandon the property back to the lender the IRS treats this as a sale of the property.

You are obligated to complete form 8949 to determine a capital gain or loss, and report that on your 1040 Schedule D.

Caluculate the gain or loss by comparing your purchase price with the amount that you gave the property up for.

See: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8949.pdf

The 1099A reports the principal owed and the fair market value (FMV).

You can learn more here:

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc432

The 1099C comes into play much later once the lender ceases to try to collect on any shortfall on the debt.

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