This article will deal only with the individual taxpayer who utilizes the bankruptcy court and not with the tax treatment of corporations and partnerships in bankruptcy. There are special rules for the tax treatment of these entities. This article will review the general principles of tax treatment of an individual whose indebtedness was discharged in bankruptcy under the prior law and under the Bankruptcy Tax Act of 1980. After this general review and comments on their application to farmers, a hypothetical fact situation will be reviewed and the handling of the tax returns for the individual and the bankruptcy estate will be explored.
Turner, Ralph T.
"Report on Tax Aspects of Farmers in Bankruptcy,"
Akron Tax Journal: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
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