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Freedom Debt Relief Pays $25 Million for Violating Federal Law

UPDATE: July 9, 2019 Freedom Debt Relief agrees to pay $20 million in restitution and $5 million in civil penalty to settle the claims for deception, abusive actions, misrepresentation, failure to disclose.

Do I Have to Pay Taxes if I File Bankruptcy?

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 had phantom income in the amount the creditor forgave.  This is referred to as ‘forgiveness of debt’.