: **Interest on loan considered taxable income or just principal?**

:**Hueylewisfan** ** 21, 2020, 07:34:07 **

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If loan is forgiven, what is the figure used to calculate taxable income? Does it include the principal only, or the principal and all accrued interest as well?

Ex: unpaid loan amount = $10,000

Interest amount over 22 years = $10000

Would all $20,000 be considered the forgiveness amount and therefor taxable as income?

Ex: unpaid loan amount = $10,000

Interest amount over 22 years = $10000

Would all $20,000 be considered the forgiveness amount and therefor taxable as income?

: **Re: Interest on loan considered taxable income or just principal?**

:**TheCollegeInvestor** ** 22, 2020, 11:25:07 **

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Under what forgiveness program? Some are taxable, some are not.

Let's assume it's taxable. The amount is based on the total value of the loan at discharge. Principal, Interest, and any fees or collection costs on the loan.

See this: taxes and loan forgiveness (https://thecollegeinvestor.com/16568/taxes-and-student-loan-forgiveness/).

Let's assume it's taxable. The amount is based on the total value of the loan at discharge. Principal, Interest, and any fees or collection costs on the loan.

See this: taxes and loan forgiveness (https://thecollegeinvestor.com/16568/taxes-and-student-loan-forgiveness/).