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They are both for 2012. I did not, however, pay any interest directly in 2012 as I did not make any mortgage payments. Do I get to deduct the interest regardless because of the interest being forgiven on the 1099-C? If not for the current law that excludes that from being counted as part of taxable income I would have to pay taxes on it so indirectly I would have payed that interest... is that correct?