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Maybe! A taxpayer wishes to claim insolvency to exclude

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Maybe! A taxpayer wishes to claim insolvency to exclude cancelled debt income from taxation. He has an interest in an employment pension fund which he cannot access until a certain age. Does it count as an asset in the insolvency calculation?

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Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 8 months ago

It does count.

When applying the insolvency test of § 108(d), a taxpayer's interest in a pension plan or other assets that are exempt from creditor's claims should be included as assets of the taxpayer. An interest in a pension plan should be valued when calculating insolvency.

You can see the following

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-sca/1998-039.pdf

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