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Forgiveness can be positive if done right. Make it count as INCOME. The income tax on the forgiveness is figured AFTER all the taxes and credits are completed. The forgiveness amount is added as income. That will make the AGI higher.
That year, the person(s) will only be able to claim "1" person in their deductions. Might sound mean, but TAXES will be paid on per that deduction.
Person(s) will also loose ALL tax credits that year.
2018 - 1040 form
Line 7 - This is where the Student Loan Forgiveness is added
Line 10 - Taxable Income. This is the more tricky adjustments to the tax.
Tax will be 2 tier - Taxable income and the other tax is figured on the Student Loan forgiven ("1" person used to determine tax)
Line 14 - This is where the Student Loan forgiveness tax is entered.
Line 15 - Total tax
So, a person with an AGI, before student loan is entered, of $60,000 and student loan of $40,000 will have a total of $100,000 of income that year
Tax on $140,000 - $27,889
Tax on student loan forgiven of $40,000 - $4,745
Total of $32,634 in taxes owed that year.
Might make some people think TWICE