• When a debtor is in Chapter 13 bankruptcy, it is not unusual that their monthly payments are made through a plan rather than directly to the mortgage lender.  At the end of the year, the mortgage lender is likely to send Form 1098 (mortgage interest paid through the year) to the trustee, not the homeowner.

  • Published On: March 6, 2023

    PEOPLE MAY WANT TO FILE A TAX RETURN – EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT REQUIRED TO DO SO Posting from the IRS & Filing Tips IRS Tax Tip 2023-27, March 2, 2023 [...]

  • The IRS Won’t Call You About Your Stimulus Money IF YOU GET A CALL FROM SOMEONE SAYING THEY ARE FROM THE IRS – STOP!!!! IT IS A SCAM!!!! [...]

  • According to the IRS: Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owed. IR-2020-58, March 21, 2020 – The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced [...]

  • IRS Ruling for certain discharged debts IR-2020-11, January 15, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and Department of the Treasury issued Revenue Procedure 2020-11 (PDF) that establishes a safe harbor extending relief to additional taxpayers who took [...]

  • Published On: April 13, 2019

    By Russ Wiles, Arizona Republic, 2/25/19 (reprint) For many Americans, income tax refunds are the largest single chunk of money they receive all year. Imagine losing most or all of it to a debt collector [...]

  • (WARNING: The following is Arizona specific) Most people do not understand that if a creditor sues and obtains a judgment they can take the money in your bank accounts, including tax refunds.  The only protection [...]

  • Published On: February 17, 2019

    What is forgiveness of debt income? When you owe money and do not pay the full amount of the debt the lender is required to file a 1099 form with the IRS showing that you [...]

  • Can you Win a Law Suit and Then Need to Pay Taxes – Perhaps for More Than You Received? I have been around for 50 years of elections, so am not to be overly surprised [...]

  • After January 1, 2018 borrowers whose student loans are forgiven due to “total and permanent disability” no longer have to pay federal income taxes on those forgiven loans.  […]