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2009 1040 forms Publication 4681 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Reminder IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. 2009 1040 forms Tax questions. 2009 1040 forms Useful Items - You may want to see: Common Situations Covered In This Publication Reminder Future Developments. 2009 1040 forms  Information about any future developments affecting Publication 4681 (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted at www. 2009 1040 forms irs. 2009 1040 forms gov/pub4681. 2009 1040 forms Photographs of missing children. 2009 1040 forms   The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 2009 1040 forms Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that otherwise would be blank. 2009 1040 forms You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. 2009 1040 forms Introduction This publication explains the federal tax treatment of canceled debts, foreclosures, repossessions, and abandonments. 2009 1040 forms Generally, if you owe a debt to someone else and they cancel or forgive that debt for less than its full amount, you are treated for income tax purposes as having income and may have to pay tax on this income. 2009 1040 forms Note. 2009 1040 forms This publication generally refers to debt that is canceled, forgiven, or discharged for less than the full amount of the debt as “canceled debt. 2009 1040 forms ” Sometimes a debt, or part of a debt, that you do not have to pay is not considered canceled debt. 2009 1040 forms These exceptions are discussed later under Exceptions . 2009 1040 forms Sometimes a canceled debt may be excluded from your income. 2009 1040 forms But if you do exclude canceled debt from income, you may be required to reduce your “tax attributes. 2009 1040 forms ” These exclusions and the reduction of tax attributes associated with them are discussed later under Exclusions . 2009 1040 forms Foreclosure and repossession are remedies that your lender may exercise if you fail to make payments on your loan and you have previously granted that lender a mortgage or other security interest in some of your property. 2009 1040 forms These remedies allow the lender to seize or sell the property securing the loan. 2009 1040 forms When your property is foreclosed upon or repossessed and sold, you are treated as having sold the property and you may recognize taxable gain. 2009 1040 forms Whether you also recognize income from canceled debt depends in part on whether you are personally liable for the debt and in part on whether the outstanding loan balance is more than the fair market value (FMV) of the property. 2009 1040 forms Figuring your gain or loss and income from canceled debt arising from a foreclosure or repossession is discussed later under Foreclosures and Repossessions . 2009 1040 forms Generally, you abandon property when you voluntarily and permanently give up possession and use of property you own with the intention of ending your ownership but without passing it on to anyone else. 2009 1040 forms Figuring your gain or loss and income from canceled debt arising from an abandonment is discussed later under Abandonments . 2009 1040 forms This publication also includes detailed examples with filled-in forms. 2009 1040 forms Comments and suggestions. 2009 1040 forms    We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 2009 1040 forms   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. 2009 1040 forms NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. 2009 1040 forms Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. 2009 1040 forms   You can send your comments from www. 2009 1040 forms irs. 2009 1040 forms gov/formspubs. 2009 1040 forms Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications”. 2009 1040 forms   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. 2009 1040 forms Ordering forms and publications. 2009 1040 forms    Visit www. 2009 1040 forms irs. 2009 1040 forms gov/formspubs to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. 2009 1040 forms Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 2009 1040 forms Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. 2009 1040 forms    If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. 2009 1040 forms gov or call 1-800-829-1040. 2009 1040 forms We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. 2009 1040 forms Useful Items - 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