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Cancellation of debt is reported to the IRS on Form 1099-C, according to Connie Prater and Fred Williams for CreditCards.com. The IRS considers a cancelled debt as income, and a 1099-C is provided to the debtor and the IRS. The amount is reported on the Other Income line of the form, notes TurboTax.


The role of the Internal Revenue Service is to collect taxes and enforce the Internal Revenue Code. The IRS is a branch of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and it collected more than $2.5 trillion in tax revenue during the fiscal year 2012. The IRS processed more than 237 million tax returns in


Taxpayers may check for offset debts by calling the Department of Treasury’s Financial Management Service at 1-800-304-3107, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The service is available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.


The options for debt relief include transferring card balances to a new card, signing up for a debt management plan and applying for a consolidation loan, according to Bankrate. A debtor can also enter into a debt settlement contract with the creditor to relieve the debt.


According to financial magazine Forbes, the United States of America has the largest burden of debt in the world, which only continues to increase. As of September 2014, the fiscal deficit of the United States exceeded $1 trillion.


Taxpayers can contact the U.S. Internal Revenue Service by telephone at 800-829-1040 with general tax-related questions. They may also contact the IRS by email or visit a local IRS office, explains IRS.gov.


Federal debt is the money that the federal government owes to creditors, such as other governments and businesses. The government uses borrowed funds to supplement deficit budgets and finance expenditures. Federal debt has three main categories: floating debt, funded debt and unfunded debt.


It is not necessary to hire a tax attorney to find outstanding IRS tax debt. Taxpayers who think they may have outstanding tax debt can contact the agency that offset the payment directly by phone or by filling out a form.


The public debt is the total amount of money that is owed by the government. The value changes on a daily basis, and it builds up or reduces in time. It builds up as a result of running the economy.


National Debt Relief is one of the nation's largest debt settlement companies. The organization offers a variety of debt relief services to consumers through settlement and negotiation, states the Better Business Bureau.