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04-15-2016, 09:02 AM

I have a small business. My grandparents have let me borrow $15,000 to purchase more equipment and remodel a few small things. I am wanting to know if this loan is considered income and will it be taxed when I fill my tax return.

Thank you for your help,

Toliver & Bancroft
04-16-2016, 03:36 PM
Hi M,

If it's a real loan that you actually pay back, it's NOT considered income. But if you are forgiven the loan, meaning you don't have to pay it back...it will be considered income to the IRS. Here's an article from Forbes that might explain it a little better. Hope this helps!

Shannon Weiss
11-18-2018, 11:29 PM
That article from Forbes is really useful. Thanks for sharing !

11-19-2018, 01:49 AM
That is all right.

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