I have been unemployed in NY state for nearly 2 years. I settled all of my debt with my creditors before the end of 2010 and received 1099-G's. I reported my insolvency on my federal return by attaching form 982. I'm preparing my NY state tax return and I'm not sure what form to use. Please help.
Many states do not have forms. You can attach a copy of the Federal form 982 to your state return and write on the top of it New York state copy. Check with a local CPA to see if this is how they are handling this issue in NY. We do not have a form in CA and are handling it this way.
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