I had my primary home in foreclosure in 2015. I found out from that 1099-A was issued in 2015. ======> in 2015 you didn't have to report the form 1099-A, as it's sale usually results in a loss and the loss on primary residence is not deductible. Foreclosures may still result in taxable income. If your lender cancels or forgives the mortgage debt on a recourse loan, you may have to include this amount as income, unless certain exceptions apply.If the lender forecloses and cancels your debt in the same year, you most likely receive only form 1099-C, which will report how much debt was cancelled. That form will have to be reported on your tax return. It is possible that the form 1099-C will be issued in the next year or so... it will have to be reported in the year the form indicates Canceled debts that meet the requirements for Cancellation of qualified is principal residence indebtedness
In 2016 the house was Sold - I did not get anything such as 1099-C yet. Is there a way to Take Loss on this primary residence
for ex. I bought it in 2004 at 205K + added Rennovations Basement etc = 10K = Cost basis = 220K. Bank Sold is for 170K - Can I take Losses on My
2016 Tax Return? The 1099-C shows 196K as FMV and Mortgage Debt as 146K.=======> the loss on primary residence is not deductibleForgiven loan debt is declared on tax return for the year in which it was forgiven: say, for example,You can't decide to declare loan debt forgiven in 2013 on your 2014 or 2015 tax return -- it must be declared for 2013. Also, don't wait on 1099-C to arrive before declaring on your tax return any loan debt your lender has notified you it's already forgiven. Lenders sometimes neglect to send borrowers 1099-C showing forgiven loan debt, but still send them to the IRS In a short sale, struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure by relinquishing their homes for less than they owe on the mortgage. Normally when a lender forgives or cancels a mortgage debt or another type of debt, you have to pay income taxes on any forgiven amount that was due. But for mortgage debt forgiven in 2016, special exceptions exist.For starters, if the cancelled debt applied to a mortgage on your main home ? not a second home or investment property ? you may be eligible to exclude the cancelled debt from your income.The net result is that you typically will not owe taxes on forgiven mortgage debt when the property in question was your principal residence The exclusion for "qualified principal residence indebtedness" provides tax relief on canceled debt for many homeowners involved in the mortgage foreclosure crisis currently affecting much of the US. The exclusion allows taxpayers to exclude up to $1M if Married Filing Separately or $2M if Married Filing Jointly of "qualified principal residence indebtedness." The provision has been extended until the end of 2016.