Tax Form 1099 Needs A Closer Look: Chances Are It’s Wrong

By William J. Purdy, III, Simmons & Purdy (Soquel, CA)

Hundreds of thousands of taxpayers in the past few weeks have looked at or at least thought about, Form 1099-A or Form 1099-C documents they have received.

  • Some arrived in the tax year a debt was allegedly cancelled.
  • Others are issued by financial instructions many years after they should have been issued.
  • Some should never have been issued at all.

Some taxpayers “feel” or . . .

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