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Debt Forgiveness And Section 108

  • Accountant
  • AFSP
  • CRTP
  • CPA (US)
  • EA
  • ORTP
  • Maryland Tax Prep.
  • CFIRS
  • CWS

Published: June, 2021

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Overview

  • Discharge of Indebtedness
    2 mins
  • The "Mortgage Debt relief Act of 2007" Exclusion.
    13 mins
  • The "Insolvency" Exclusion.
    21 mins
  • Taxpayer Must Bifurcate the Transaction.
    23 mins
  • Reduction of Tax Attributes
    26 mins

Course Description

Debtors with cash flow issues who may be unable to pay their debts without accommodations from their lenders face numerous tax issues, and sometimes tax surprises, in the context of debt workouts and bankruptcy. The American economy is hurting and taxpayers are suffering. People are walking away from their homes and credit card debt. When creditors write off a debt, they are required by law to issue the taxpayer/debtor a Form 1099-C, Cancellation of Debt. It is unfortunate that many taxpayers and their representatives are unacquainted with IRC section 108 which excludes many of these discharges or cancellations of debt from taxable income. Receiving a form 1099-C can be a scary thing for taxpayers, who frequently then call their accountants for help. 

This Online CPE Webinar will discuss the various ways or reasons of cancellation of debt income which can be excluded from income and the consequences of such action including :

1. Issuance of 1099’s

  •  When 1099’s must be issued
  •  When forgiveness occurs


2. Exclusions from Gross Income

  •  Bankruptcy
  •  Insolvency
  •  Farm Indebtedness
  •  Real Property Indebtedness
  •  Principal Residence


3. School loans, gifts, Deductible Debt

4. Bifurcations

  •  Foreclosures and Short Sales
  •  COD vs capital gain or ordinary income

5. Form 982

6. Reduction of Tax Attributes


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Learning Objectives

  • To know how to determine if a taxpayer is insolvent under IRS definitions
  • how to prepare Form 982 and request audit reconsideration
  • To determine actions necessary to negate erroneous information reporting by creditors
  • To identify situations when cancellation of indebtedness income may be excluded under section 108
  • Differentiate situations that would likely result in COD income and eligible for exclusion

Recommended For

This Online CPE/CE webinar is recommended for AFSP, CPAs, EAs, and Tax Professionals at any level who wants to help their clients on Debt workouts and bankruptcy

Who Should Attend?

  • California Registered Tax Professional
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Oregon Tax Preparers
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • Tax Attorney
  • Tax Director (Industry)
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Managers
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Preparer
  • Tax Professionals
  • Tax Pros
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CE Credit for California Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP)
  • 1 CE Credit of Taxes for Enrolled Agents (EA) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00276-20-S)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Taxes for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CE Credit of Taxes for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
  • 1 CE Credit for Oregon Registered Tax Preparers (ORTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00276-20-S)
  • 1 CE Credit for Maryland Tax Preparer (MRTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00276-20-S)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1
  • Instructional Method :
    QAS Self Study
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Larry Heinkel, LLM

Tax & Bankruptcy Attorney, Tax Problem Solver

Mr. Heinkel has degrees in accounting, law and a master’s in tax law (LL.M.) (all with honors) and has been published in the Notre Dame Law Journal, the Journal of Real Estate Taxation, and The Florida Bar Journal among others. Mr. Heinkel is a nationally-known expert on tax procedures and resolution, representing people literally all over the world. Further, he is also probably one of the very top experts in discharging taxes in bankruptcy and has presented boot camps, seminars, webinars and other presentations and on this and resolution-related topics around the country. He also graciously makes himself available to consult with other professionals around the country, usually free of charge.


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