TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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What is Form 982?

Form 982 (Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness) reports the amount of cancelled debt to excluded from taxable income.

We'll automatically generate Form 982 if your cancelled debt is due to:

  • Cancellation of qualified principal residence indebtedness, aka¬†mortgage debt relief;
  • Debt cancelled in a Title 11 bankruptcy;
  • Debt cancelled during insolvency (the amount exceeding your assets);
  • Cancellation of qualified farm or real property indebtedness.

Search for 982 in your TurboTax program and then click the "Jump to" link to access the cancellation of debt section. You should have a 1099-C to report the amount of cancelled debt.