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  • IRC: Internal Revenue Code
  • Treasury Regulations
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  • Federal Tax Coordinator
  • Standard Federal Tax Reporter
  • GAAP Statements


A husband and wife are vacationing in North Carolina on the beach. While they are there they enjoy several scuba diving excursions. On one of their private dives, they discover a chest of gold coins just off the coast. They consult an attorney and they are allowed to keep the coins. What are the tax implications?

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Kara Van Abel

Reference Librarian & LIaison to the Collat School of Business



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