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Fannie Mae Wants to Settle Our Mortgage Debt for Less Than We Owe. – Dorrie

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“Dear Steve, Reduced payoff and the mortgage is in good standing We have a house mortgage with SLM (Fannie Mae). We have been getting letters from them stating that we are eligible for a reduced payoff if we refinance with another Mortgage Company. Now mind you we are current and always been current (direct payment from our checking account). First ... Read More »

IRS Form 982 is Your Friend if You Got a 1099-C

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Just because you got a 1099-C form from forgiven debt is not a reason to immediately panic and think you are automatically going to owe a lot of taxes on the forgiven debt. In the debt world a point of contention for me is the chronic misinformation about forgiven debt from debt settlement or a debt determined to be uncollectible. ... Read More »

My Credit Union Sent me a 1099-C for Two Different Amounts. – Sabra

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“Dear Steve, Credit Union charged off the amount of $2369 for a gap insurance loan that had a balance of $1639 but reported to IRS a charge off of $2574. IRS is going after me for not claiming it as income. How can they have 2 different charge offs and get away with it? Sabra” Don’t miss our free Get ... Read More »

Payday Lender is Threatening Me With a 1099-C IRS Form. – Julia

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“Dear Paula, i recived a 1099-c form with a cover letter sayng they will report deffault paydayloan as ordinary incom and that they officialy had forwarded the 1099-c form to the irs and it tells mea settlement agrement i called them and the guy told me if i didnt want the irs to get the 1099-c form to pay the ... Read More »

USAA Sent Me a 1099-C. Will This Help My Credit? – Andy

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“Dear Steve, I had a credit card with USAA. I didn’t pay it and they cancelled the debt. It was for 5800 dollars. I was sent a form 1099-c and it drastically reduced my tax return. Will a cancellation of debt have any sort of positive effect on my credit? Andy” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – ... Read More »

I Got a 1099 for a Debt Care One Was Settling for Me. – Ilene

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“Dear Steve, I recieved a 1099 C from a bank credit card that I purchased in 2008. I lost my job and could not pay it until 2010 and I put the card on Care One which is a debt settlement service. I lost my job again in 2010 after paying to care one for a full year. They turned ... Read More »

My Car Was Stolen and I Got a 1099 for the Amount Written Off. – Darrin

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“Dear Steve, In 2005 I had a vehicle stolen. My insurance paid the “value of the vehicle” to the lender, however there was $1,000 not paid. After much back and forth with the insurance agency and the lender the lender decided to write off the debt. Now January 2013 I received a 1099 for the year 2012 from the lender ... Read More »

Can a Debt Collector Send a 1099-C on a Debt That Charged Off 5 Years Ago? – Regina

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“Dear Steve, I defaulted on a credit card account in 2005. I was in a really bad situation. I didn’t even have enough money to eat, let alone pay this bill. I got calls about it for about a year. Then nothing. Occasionally I would get a letter or phone call, but that was it. Today I got a call ... Read More »

Capital One Sued Me and Lost But Issued Me a 1099 and Now I Have to Pay the IRS. – Paul

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“Dear Jim, Capital one sued me on a debt and it was dismissed without prejudice , they didn’t show up. about 7 months later they sued me again. this time i hired a lawyer and it was dismissed with prejudice. they can’t sue me again..yay. now almost a year later. i get a letter from IRS saying i owe back ... Read More »

Even in Death, Student Loans, the Debt That Keeps on Giving

The unfolding tragedy of student loan debt in America took an interesting turn recently with an article published in the Baltimore Sun and then repeated in the ABA Journal. Thanks to a reader that sent in the tip on the article we get a glimpse into reason 198 why you should never cosign for student loans. Roswell Friend attended Temple ... Read More »

The IRS Sent My Payment Back Because of a Erroneous 1099. What Now? – William

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“Dear Jim, Filed 1040A early & got my refund. Received a 1099-DIV form later in April. The form was showing an amount that was slightly too high. In order to avoid interest charges, i went ahead and made a payment calculating the tax i would owe using the current 1099-DIV form by April 15. I did not file a 1040X ... Read More »

I Got a 1099C Should I File Bankruptcy?

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I’m under debt program already 4 years, and still 2 credit cards ($ 20,000.00) are not settle. But I got 1099C and have to pay IRS and State around $8,509.00. I don’t have money to pay. Should I file bankruptcy? Ivonne This is your chance to be a hero and help out this person by providing your feedback and answer ... Read More »

There are Good Debt Collectors and Then There Are Debt Collectors That Lie, Cheat, Steal, and Threaten

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A reader brought the following article to my attention, America’s Abusive Debt Collectors on the DailyBeast.com. It is an interesting look into some of the bad collection outfits by Gary Rivlin. Gary includes first-person accounts of some of the actions they were asked or required to do to keep their jobs as collectors. These bad acts included everything you wished ... Read More »

The Timeshare Canceled My Big Debt to Them. Now What? – Craig

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Hi all, I’ve been cleaning up the last of my debt over the past couple of years. I was planning to go and settle with a defaulted Timeshare at some point. But on Friday I received a 1099-C from the Timeshare canceling my $9500 balance on my debt. While on the one hand this is great news, it brings up ... Read More »

How Do I Know if a 1099-C Has Been Issued? – Nancy

We had a house go into foreclosure last year, the house was in our separate names as we were not married, and live in Washington State. I did have a lawyer after the fact trying to keep us out of court for another matter relating to this. From what the lawyer said, because Washington is a non-recourse state, the bank ... Read More »

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