Posts from September 2022.
Posted in Tax Law
Back to School Documents that Every College Student Needs

Your college students are back at college, and they have their financial aid, books, laptops, dorm room supplies, groceries…but do they have everything that they need?  Your college student needs legal documents as they head back to school to ensure that you are able to make key medical and emergency decisions for your child should something occur.

Waiver of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

With your child now being a legal adult, you no longer have the ability to access their education information.  This may seem unfair if you are paying for their education, but ...

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Is Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Subject to Income Tax?

With the recent announcement on August 24, 2022 that up to $10,000 worth of federal student loans per borrower, and up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients, would be forgiven, many people are asking whether or not this forgiveness will be subject to income tax? 

Federal Income Tax?

The general rule is that the IRS considers forgiven debt to be taxable as income for federal income tax purposes.

However, pursuant to §9675 of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) there is no federal income tax owed on student loans that are forgiven between 2021-2025.  Section 9675 revised IRC §108(f)(5) and ...