Taxpayer filed TY2019 MFJ, but the spouse was deceased.
ForTY2020, Taxpayer is filing Single, but has received a 1098-C in the name and social security number of deceased spouse.
Does the Taxpayer have to pay tax on the cancellation of debt if the 1098 is in the deceased spouse's name and ss#... and the debt was not joint to begin with?
Is this a community property state? What was forgiven, such as debt on titled property? Was this some insurance closeout, such as Mortgage life insurance, or forgiven school debt due to death?
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