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Making the Best of Bad Situations (Mini)

Instructional MethodAdvanced PreparationProgram PrerequisitesField Of Study Interactive Self Study NONE General Understanding of Federal Income Taxation Taxes Experience LevelCourse IDCPE CreditsAuthor Basic to Intermediate DS-226 2 Danny Santucci Making the Best of Bad Situations (Mi ...Read more
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Instructional Method Advanced Preparation Program Prerequisites Field Of Study
Interactive Self Study NONE General Understanding of Federal Income Taxation Taxes
Experience Level Course ID CPE Credits Author
Basic to Intermediate DS-226 2 Danny Santucci

Making the Best of Bad Situations (Mini)

Course Description: 
This mini-course will teach participants how to apply, implement, and evaluate the strategic tax aspects of marital and financial setbacks. Property transfers, asset divisions, alimony, filing status, exemptions, and child support are examined.

The cancellation of indebtedness income inclusion rules are discussed in the context of debt forgiveness and property foreclosure. Emphasis is given to the exceptions from income inclusion contained in §108. The tax treatment of property repossession under §1038 and bad debt treatment under §166 is reviewed.

Who Should Attend: All CPA's, Enrolled Agents, & all Tax Professionals

Learning Objectives:

1. Recognize tax considerations and tax guidance for marital breakdowns and, identify marital status noting the effect marital status has on filing status and federal income tax obligations.
2. Identify state marital property provisions, cite the elements of §1041 identifying at least two tax traps for the unaware, and specify variables that determine whether a payment is alimony.
3. Determine the exceptions to the general income inclusion rule noting their tax impact, and recognize the various issues related to calculating gain or loss resulting from foreclosure or repossession including the differences between personal and real property repossession, amount realized on sale or other distribution of property in a foreclosure, and basis calculation on repossession of property.
4. Identify nonbusiness and business bad debts under §166 noting their differences in Code requirements and amount allowed.


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