The 1040 handbook : a guide to income and asset discovery : includes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 /

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Author / Creator:Zuckerman, Jack, author.
Edition:Seventh edition
Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : Section of Family Law, ABA, [2018]
Description:vii, 81 pages : forms ; 28 cm
Subject:Income tax -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Tax returns -- United States.
Husband and wife -- Taxation -- United States.
Husband and wife -- Taxation.
Income tax -- Law and legislation.
Tax returns.
United States.
Format: Print Book
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Varying Form of Title:Ten forty handbook
Other authors / contributors:American Bar Association. Section of Family Law, issuing body.
Notes:Includes index.
Summary:"This seventh edition of The 1040 Handbook is meant to be a practical guide on how to use the federal 1040 tax return as a principal discovery document in marital dissolution (divorce) cases"--Preface.
Summary:This classic reference explains how to use the 1040 return as a discovery tool in divorce cases -- in practice, not theory. Showing where to start a review of an individual's return and how to discover cash flow, the existence of assets and other valuables, this book provides practical assistance for drafting a detailed and effective discovery plan for assets and income, personal as well as business. This edition has been completely updated and includes discussion about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Using a hypothetical couple's 2017 tax return, The 1040 Handbook provides a line-by-line analysis of the federal tax form and its schedules to suggest appropriate areas of inquiry. It demonstrates what each line reveals about a couple's assets and the income, and notes the clues that should be followed up on, the red flags to watch for, and the indications that additional key documents exist and should be obtained. Individual chapters cover the 1040 return's most commonly used schedules and forms, providing a clearly written discussion of each along with a sample form. In addition, it offers a wealth of information on identifying income and assets; recognizing assets disguised as deductions; tip-offs to predivorce asset movement; business expenses that may be considered income; items that may be future tax liabilities; retirement accounts; and more.
Item Description:Includes index.
Physical Description:vii, 81 pages : forms ; 28 cm