- NY Credits : 2.0
- TX Credits : 2.0
- IRS Enrolled Agent Credits : Federal Tax/Tax Related Matters - 2.0
- IRS Non-Credentialed Return Preparer Credits : Federal Tax - 2.0
The federal tax code imposes an income tax on all income, from whatever source derived. This explicitly includes debt forgiveness. This course explores the reasons that cancellation of debt is included in income and describes the various exclusions from recognizing such income for tax purposes. The specific consequences of excluding cancellation of debt income are described, as well as the special rules related to debt forgiveness in the context of S corporations and partnerships. Finally, this course identifies the reporting obligations that arise from the cancellation of debt.
This course is most beneficial to professionals new to debt cancellation but with a detailed knowledge in taxation who may be at the staff or mid-level position within an organization.
Included with subscription(s):
Upon successful completion of this course, the user should be able to:
recognize why debt forgiveness is included in income, and
recognize the types of debt forgiveness excluded from COD income.