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I had a settlement agreement with a credit card company and the last payment was made on Nov 2, 2016. The agreement indicated that after the last payment the remaining balance would be forgiven. I expected to get a 1099-C for 2016 but did not. I have checked to make sure that the IRS didn't receive on and they didn't. Should I go ahead and claim the forgiven amount of my 2016 taxes (extension was filed)? If I do what happens if the 1099-C shows up for 2017?

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Hello, My name is***** am a Certified Financial Planning ® Professional. I am also registered with the IRS and have obtained a valid Preparer Tax Identification Number

If the credit card debt is a non business debt, the canceled debt amount is reported as "other income" on line 21 of your 1040.

There are several circumstances where the debt is not taxable

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