Question: We had 2 investment properties – 1 foreclosed in 2009 and we just got a 1099 C for the second (which was part of the 80/20 purchase money. We also got a 1099 C for the second on the second property that foreclosed in March of 2010 again purchase money. How do we report this? Is this income? If so and we owe a crazy amount to the IRS what can we do when we have little reserve?
Answer: – This is reported as income on your taxes. Your accountant will help you through all this. In many cases, you can claim insolvent which means your liabilities exceed your assets or if it was a personal residence because of the new laws you won’t have to pay taxes on this amount. Have your accountant help you with all this, it makes it much easier.