Cancellation of Debt

Financial hardships cause taxpayers to lose properties in foreclosure, file bankruptcy, or restructure debt in some fashion. We’re seeing a lot of Forms 1099-A, Acquisition or Abandonment of Secured Property, and 1099-C, Cancellation of Debt, included in our client’s year-end tax info. We need to understand if our client has taxable income as a result […]

Reporting Bond Income

Reporting bond income is more complex than many tax preparers realize. There are many different varieties of bonds and many of them require special tax treatment. If the bond was purchased at a discount or at a premium, accretion and amortization may need to be reported. Original issue discount bonds and zero-coupon bonds have their […]

Installment Sales

An installment sale in a sale in which the seller allows the buyer to make payments over more than one tax year. Using the installment sale methodology, the seller has the option to report the gain over the life of the installment sale agreement or elect to tax it in its entirety in the year […]

EIN Application and Changes

The EIN Process will be reviewed and we will address issues of when a new EIN is needed, how to terminate, how to inquire when an EIN may be wrong or lost by the client. The trust EIN when also be addressed.

Handling CP 2000 Correspondence

CP 2000: When to agree, when to disagree, or should I amend? Tips on organizing the response and verifying the IRS “corrections”.

Education Credits and §529 Plans

This one-hour course is an overview of the American Opportunity Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit, and §529 plans. We’ll discuss the requirements for client to qualify for the credits, how to determine the taxable portion of a §529 distribution and take a quick look at other tax-advantaged education ideas.