As we know, Congress devised a very broad definition of income and codified this definition in Section 61 of the
Internal Revenue Code. Explain the Code’s definition of income and how it is generally applied to taxpayers. In particular, explain how the Code’s definition of income is different than other potential definitions of income, such as the economic concept of income, and use an example to illustrate the difference between the two systems. Explain how the Code approaches whether or not particular items should be included in income and how a taxpayer’s taxable income is generally determined under the Code.