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I am considering a "Deed in Lieu"- with penalties the amount

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I am considering a "Deed in Lieu"- with penalties the amount I owe is $44,900- they will send me a 1099 form- if I actually make $50,000 plus the $44,900 =$94,900 what will my taxes due be?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 2 months ago.

Hello, I'm Robin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now and typing up my reply. I'll post that in just a few moments.

Expert:  Robin D. replied 2 months ago.

This is a ROUGH estimate. If you had to report all the $44900 as income then you would be looking at a $12900 tax liability.

You may be able to exclude that $44900 from income though if this was your main home or you could exclude some based on possible insolvency.

I did the estimate on single no dependents with standard deduction.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It is my main home, how can I exclude some based on insolvency? I actually am unemployed( for 6mos... )
Expert:  Robin D. replied 2 months ago.

If this was your main home for at least 2 years out of the 5 years before this event, you use form 982 and can exclude this 1099C form your income.

If you miss that option then you are insolvent if your debts are more than your assets (debts include this 1099C amount). Form 982 is used to show that as well.

You may not have to add that $44900 to your income.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
my DEBTS are way more -no assets! It has been my main residence for 3 years...I do not want to add that to any income I make, if I can help it...
Expert:  Robin D. replied 2 months ago.

Then the form 982 is what you will need when you file for the year this happens.

I hope this has been useful.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I heard the 982 form isn't available for 2017,it ended in2016? might it change??
Expert:  Robin D. replied 2 months ago.

I will check for any update again..................one moment

Expert:  Robin D. replied 2 months ago.

The Act initially covered a three-year period between 2007 and 2010, but was extended four times, to 2012, 2013, 2014 and then to 2016. This can also apply to debt that is discharged in 2017 provided that there was a written agreement entered into in 2016. SO for 2017 it appears fine but with all the continued 1099Cs it would not be unusual for this to be extended further.

Expert:  Robin D. replied 2 months ago.

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