Bankruptcy Tax Issues 2017 - 2 CPE
The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act was enacted to minimize abuse of the bankruptcy system. Included in this Act were tax law changes and other changes that individuals, partnerships, and corporations will see in the bankruptcy procedures and qualifications. This mini-course both examines these changes that debtors will face when filing for federal bankruptcy and also explores the many tax issues of bankruptcy. Practitioners will also learn about other issues such as homesteading and garnishment by creditors.
Learning Assignment & Objectives
As a result of studying the assigned materials, you should be able to meet the objectives listed below.
At the start of the materials, participants should identify the following topics for study:
* Tax law changes
* Bankruptcy types
* Automatic stay
* Debt discharge
* Individual bankruptcy estate
* Individual debtor
* Corporate bankruptcy
* Homesteading & garnishment
After reading the materials, participants will be able to:
1. Identify changes made by the 2005 Bankruptcy Act, the common types of bankruptcy and filing qualifications.
2. Determine the impact of an automatic stay, the treatment of preferential transfers, the priority of claims, and the discharge of debts.
3. Recognize the creation and taxation of an individual bankruptcy estate noting partnership & corporate bankruptcy differences.
4. Identify the scope of and special rules for homesteading and garnishment.