Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury
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Cancellation of Debt—Principal Residence

Reporting Gains or Losses

Gain or Loss Reported on Form 8949 and Schedule D

Form 8949, Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets, includes all capital gain and loss transactions. The subtotals from Form 8949 are carried over to Schedule D, Capital Gains and Losses, where gain or loss is calculated in aggregate.

Losses on a personal residence are never deductible. Gains (all or part) may be excluded under the rules regarding the sale of a personal residence (Section 121 exclusion).

For more information on how to report the gain or losses, see the instructions for Form 8949.

Form 8949 and Schedule D.