When you owe creditors money that you can't afford to repay, sometimes you may be able to get the debt forgiven or otherwise canceled. When this happens, you no longer owe your creditors the money that you used to owe them.
The IRS, however, usually treats such canceled debt as income that you've received. Income that you could owe taxes on. If you fail to report it or fail to pay your taxes on the cancelled debt, you’ll end up ow