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Re: charge off- impact on taxes?


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Posted by Why Chat (209.240.205.61) on June 04, 2004 at 17:57:03:

In Reply to: charge off- impact on taxes? posted by anon on June 04, 2004 at 02:55:40:


If the"lawyer" is legit., (which I doubt) he/she will be licensed in your State as a credit repair agency.

If you are able to negotiate a settlement with the ORIGINAL CREDITOR before chargeoff,they will issue you a 1099C for the forgiven debt. This amount is taxable income to you for the year in which the settlement was reached.

A collection agency can not issue a 1099C, and the poster who claimed a 1099C can be sent years later from an account that was charged off, but not "settled" is mistaken,unless it is due to a legal settlement of a class action suit.


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