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Amend 1040ez tax form 12. Amend 1040ez tax form   Business Deduction for Work-Related Education Table of Contents What's New Introduction Qualifying Work-Related EducationEducation Required by Employer or by Law Education To Maintain or Improve Skills Education To Meet Minimum Requirements Education That Qualifies You for a New Trade or Business What Expenses Can Be DeductedUnclaimed reimbursement. Amend 1040ez tax form Transportation Expenses Travel Expenses No Double Benefit Allowed How To Treat ReimbursementsAccountable Plans Nonaccountable Plans Deducting Business ExpensesSelf-Employed Persons Employees Performing Artists and Fee-Basis Officials Impairment-Related Work Expenses Recordkeeping Illustrated Example What's New Standard mileage rate. Amend 1040ez tax form  Generally, if you claim a business deduction for work-related education and you drive your car to and from school, the amount you can deduct for miles driven from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013, is 56. Amend 1040ez tax form 5 cents per mile. Amend 1040ez tax form For more information, see Transportation Expenses under What Expenses Can Be Deducted, later. Amend 1040ez tax form Introduction This chapter discusses work-related education expenses that you may be able to deduct as business expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form To claim such a deduction, you must: Itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040 or 1040NR) if you are an employee, File Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business, Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), Net Profit From Business, or Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming if you are self-employed, and Have expenses for education that meet the requirements discussed under Qualifying Work-Related Education , later. Amend 1040ez tax form What is the tax benefit of taking a business deduction for work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form   If you are an employee and can itemize your deductions, you may be able to claim a deduction for the expenses you pay for your work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form Your deduction will be the amount by which your qualifying work-related education expenses plus other job and certain miscellaneous expenses (except for impairment-related work expenses of disabled individuals) is greater than 2% of your adjusted gross income. Amend 1040ez tax form An itemized deduction reduces the amount of your income subject to tax. Amend 1040ez tax form   If you are self-employed, you deduct your expenses for qualifying work-related education directly from your self-employment income. Amend 1040ez tax form This reduces the amount of your income subject to both income tax and self-employment tax. Amend 1040ez tax form   Your work-related education expenses may also qualify you for other tax benefits, such as the American opportunity and lifetime learning credits. Amend 1040ez tax form You may qualify for these other benefits even if you do not meet the requirements listed above. Amend 1040ez tax form   Also, your work-related education expenses may qualify you to claim more than one tax benefit. Amend 1040ez tax form Generally, you may claim any number of benefits as long as you use different expenses to figure each one. Amend 1040ez tax form Qualifying Work-Related Education You can deduct the costs of qualifying work-related education as business expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form This is education that meets at least one of the following two tests. Amend 1040ez tax form The education is required by your employer or the law to keep your present salary, status, or job. Amend 1040ez tax form The required education must serve a bona fide business purpose of your employer. Amend 1040ez tax form The education maintains or improves skills needed in your present work. Amend 1040ez tax form However, even if the education meets one or both of the above tests, it is not qualifying work-related education if it: Is needed to meet the minimum educational requirements of your present trade or business, or Is part of a program of study that will qualify you for a new trade or business. Amend 1040ez tax form You can deduct the costs of qualifying work-related education as a business expense even if the education could lead to a degree. Amend 1040ez tax form Use Figure 12-1, Does Your Work-Related Education Qualify as a quick check to see if your education qualifies. Amend 1040ez tax form Education Required by Employer or by Law Once you have met the minimum educational requirements for your job, your employer or the law may require you to get more education. Amend 1040ez tax form This additional education is qualifying work-related education if all three of the following requirements are met. Amend 1040ez tax form It is required for you to keep your present salary, status, or job, The requirement serves a bona fide business purpose of your employer, and The education is not part of a program that will qualify you for a new trade or business. Amend 1040ez tax form When you get more education than your employer or the law requires, the additional education can be qualifying work-related education only if it maintains or improves skills required in your present work. Amend 1040ez tax form See Education To Maintain or Improve Skills , later. Amend 1040ez tax form Example. Amend 1040ez tax form You are a teacher who has satisfied the minimum requirements for teaching. Amend 1040ez tax form Your employer requires you to take an additional college course each year to keep your teaching job. Amend 1040ez tax form If the courses will not qualify you for a new trade or business, they are qualifying work-related education even if you eventually receive a master's degree and an increase in salary because of this extra education. Amend 1040ez tax form This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Amend 1040ez tax form Please click the link to view the image. Amend 1040ez tax form Figure 12-1 Education To Maintain or Improve Skills If your education is not required by your employer or the law, it can be qualifying work-related education only if it maintains or improves skills needed in your present work. Amend 1040ez tax form This could include refresher courses, courses on current developments, and academic or vocational courses. Amend 1040ez tax form Example. Amend 1040ez tax form You repair televisions, radios, and stereo systems for XYZ Store. Amend 1040ez tax form To keep up with the latest changes, you take special courses in radio and stereo service. Amend 1040ez tax form These courses maintain and improve skills required in your work. Amend 1040ez tax form Maintaining skills vs. Amend 1040ez tax form qualifying for new job. Amend 1040ez tax form   Education to maintain or improve skills needed in your present work is not qualifying education if it will also qualify you for a new trade or business. Amend 1040ez tax form Education during temporary absence. Amend 1040ez tax form   If you stop working for a year or less in order to get education to maintain or improve skills needed in your present work and then return to the same general type of work, your absence is considered temporary. Amend 1040ez tax form Education that you get during a temporary absence is qualifying work-related education if it maintains or improves skills needed in your present work. Amend 1040ez tax form Example. Amend 1040ez tax form You quit your biology research job to become a full-time biology graduate student for 1 year. Amend 1040ez tax form If you return to work in biology research after completing the courses, the education is related to your present work even if you do not go back to work with the same employer. Amend 1040ez tax form Education during indefinite absence. Amend 1040ez tax form   If you stop work for more than a year, your absence from your job is considered indefinite. Amend 1040ez tax form Education during an indefinite absence, even if it maintains or improves skills needed in the work from which you are absent, is considered to qualify you for a new trade or business. Amend 1040ez tax form Therefore, it is not qualifying work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form Education To Meet Minimum Requirements Education you need to meet the minimum educational requirements for your present trade or business is not qualifying work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form The minimum educational requirements are determined by: Laws and regulations, Standards of your profession, trade, or business, and Your employer. Amend 1040ez tax form Once you have met the minimum educational requirements that were in effect when you were hired, you do not have to meet any new minimum educational requirements. Amend 1040ez tax form This means that if the minimum requirements change after you were hired, any education you need to meet the new requirements can be qualifying education. Amend 1040ez tax form You have not necessarily met the minimum educational requirements of your trade or business simply because you are already doing the work. Amend 1040ez tax form Example 1. Amend 1040ez tax form You are a full-time engineering student. Amend 1040ez tax form Although you have not received your degree or certification, you work part time as an engineer for a firm that will employ you as a full-time engineer after you finish college. Amend 1040ez tax form Although your college engineering courses improve your skills in your present job, they are also needed to meet the minimum job requirements for a full-time engineer. Amend 1040ez tax form The education is not qualifying work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form Example 2. Amend 1040ez tax form You are an accountant and you have met the minimum educational requirements of your employer. Amend 1040ez tax form Your employer later changes the minimum educational requirements and requires you to take college courses to keep your job. Amend 1040ez tax form These additional courses can be qualifying work-related education because you have already satisfied the minimum requirements that were in effect when you were hired. Amend 1040ez tax form Requirements for Teachers States or school districts usually set the minimum educational requirements for teachers. Amend 1040ez tax form The requirement is the college degree or the minimum number of college hours usually required of a person hired for that position. Amend 1040ez tax form If there are no requirements, you will have met the minimum educational requirements when you become a faculty member. Amend 1040ez tax form The determination of whether you are a faculty member of an educational institution must be made on the basis of the particular practices of the institution. Amend 1040ez tax form You generally will be considered a faculty member when one or more of the following occurs. Amend 1040ez tax form You have tenure. Amend 1040ez tax form Your years of service count toward obtaining tenure. Amend 1040ez tax form You have a vote in faculty decisions. Amend 1040ez tax form Your school makes contributions for you to a retirement plan other than social security or a similar program. Amend 1040ez tax form Example 1. Amend 1040ez tax form The law in your state requires beginning secondary school teachers to have a bachelor's degree, including 10 professional education courses. Amend 1040ez tax form In addition, to keep the job a teacher must complete a fifth year of training within 10 years from the date of hire. Amend 1040ez tax form If the employing school certifies to the state Department of Education that qualified teachers cannot be found, the school can hire persons with only 3 years of college. Amend 1040ez tax form However, to keep their jobs, these teachers must get a bachelor's degree and the required professional education courses within 3 years. Amend 1040ez tax form Under these facts, the bachelor's degree, whether or not it includes the 10 professional education courses, is considered the minimum educational requirement for qualification as a teacher in your state. Amend 1040ez tax form If you have all the required education except the fifth year, you have met the minimum educational requirements. Amend 1040ez tax form The fifth year of training is qualifying work-related education unless it is part of a program of study that will qualify you for a new trade or business. Amend 1040ez tax form Example 2. Amend 1040ez tax form Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that you have a bachelor's degree and only six professional education courses. Amend 1040ez tax form The additional four education courses can be qualifying work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form Although you do not have all the required courses, you have already met the minimum educational requirements. Amend 1040ez tax form Example 3. Amend 1040ez tax form Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that you are hired with only 3 years of college. Amend 1040ez tax form The courses you take that lead to a bachelor's degree (including those in education) are not qualifying work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form They are needed to meet the minimum educational requirements for employment as a teacher. Amend 1040ez tax form Example 4. Amend 1040ez tax form You have a bachelor's degree and you work as a temporary instructor at a university. Amend 1040ez tax form At the same time, you take graduate courses toward an advanced degree. Amend 1040ez tax form The rules of the university state that you can become a faculty member only if you get a graduate degree. Amend 1040ez tax form Also, you can keep your job as an instructor only as long as you show satisfactory progress toward getting this degree. Amend 1040ez tax form You have not met the minimum educational requirements to qualify you as a faculty member. Amend 1040ez tax form The graduate courses are not qualifying work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form Certification in a new state. Amend 1040ez tax form   Once you have met the minimum educational requirements for teachers for your state, you are considered to have met the minimum educational requirements in all states. Amend 1040ez tax form This is true even if you must get additional education to be certified in another state. Amend 1040ez tax form Any additional education you need is qualifying work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form You have already met the minimum requirements for teaching. Amend 1040ez tax form Teaching in another state is not a new trade or business. Amend 1040ez tax form Example. Amend 1040ez tax form You hold a permanent teaching certificate in State A and are employed as a teacher in that state for several years. Amend 1040ez tax form You move to State B and are promptly hired as a teacher. Amend 1040ez tax form You are required, however, to complete certain prescribed courses to get a permanent teaching certificate in State B. Amend 1040ez tax form These additional courses are qualifying work-related education because the teaching position in State B involves the same general kind of work for which you were qualified in State A. Amend 1040ez tax form Education That Qualifies You for a New Trade or Business Education that is part of a program of study that will qualify you for a new trade or business is not qualifying work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form This is true even if you do not plan to enter that trade or business. Amend 1040ez tax form If you are an employee, a change of duties that involves the same general kind of work is not a new trade or business. Amend 1040ez tax form Example 1. Amend 1040ez tax form You are an accountant. Amend 1040ez tax form Your employer requires you to get a law degree at your own expense. Amend 1040ez tax form You register at a law school for the regular curriculum that leads to a law degree. Amend 1040ez tax form Even if you do not intend to become a lawyer, the education is not qualifying because the law degree will qualify you for a new trade or business. Amend 1040ez tax form Example 2. Amend 1040ez tax form You are a general practitioner of medicine. Amend 1040ez tax form You take a 2-week course to review developments in several specialized fields of medicine. Amend 1040ez tax form The course does not qualify you for a new profession. Amend 1040ez tax form It is qualifying work- related education because it maintains or improves skills required in your present profession. Amend 1040ez tax form Example 3. Amend 1040ez tax form While working in the private practice of psychiatry, you enter a program to study and train at an accredited psychoanalytic institute. Amend 1040ez tax form The program will lead to qualifying you to practice psychoanalysis. Amend 1040ez tax form The psychoanalytic training does not qualify you for a new profession. Amend 1040ez tax form It is qualifying work-related education because it maintains or improves skills required in your present profession. Amend 1040ez tax form Bar or CPA Review Course Review courses to prepare for the bar examination or the certified public accountant (CPA) examination are not qualifying work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form They are part of a program of study that can qualify you for a new profession. Amend 1040ez tax form Teaching and Related Duties All teaching and related duties are considered the same general kind of work. Amend 1040ez tax form A change in duties in any of the following ways is not considered a change to a new business. Amend 1040ez tax form Elementary school teacher to secondary school teacher. Amend 1040ez tax form Teacher of one subject, such as biology, to teacher of another subject, such as art. Amend 1040ez tax form Classroom teacher to guidance counselor. Amend 1040ez tax form Classroom teacher to school administrator. Amend 1040ez tax form What Expenses Can Be Deducted If your education meets the requirements described earlier under Qualifying Work-Related Education you can generally deduct your education expenses as business expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form If you are not self-employed, you can deduct business expenses only if you itemize your deductions. Amend 1040ez tax form You cannot deduct expenses related to tax-exempt and excluded income. Amend 1040ez tax form Deductible expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form   The following education expenses can be deducted. Amend 1040ez tax form Tuition, books, supplies, lab fees, and similar items. Amend 1040ez tax form Certain transportation and travel costs. Amend 1040ez tax form Other education expenses, such as costs of research and typing when writing a paper as part of an educational program. Amend 1040ez tax form Nondeductible expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form   You cannot deduct personal or capital expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form For example, you cannot deduct the dollar value of vacation time or annual leave you take to attend classes. Amend 1040ez tax form This amount is a personal expense. Amend 1040ez tax form Unclaimed reimbursement. Amend 1040ez tax form   If you do not claim reimbursement that you are entitled to receive from your employer, you cannot deduct the expenses that apply to that unclaimed reimbursement. Amend 1040ez tax form Example. Amend 1040ez tax form Your employer agrees to pay your education expenses if you file a voucher showing your expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form You do not file a voucher and you do not get reimbursed. Amend 1040ez tax form Because you did not file a voucher, you cannot deduct the expenses on your tax return. Amend 1040ez tax form Transportation Expenses If your education qualifies, you can deduct local transportation costs of going directly from work to school. Amend 1040ez tax form If you are regularly employed and go to school on a temporary basis, you can also deduct the costs of returning from school to home. Amend 1040ez tax form Temporary basis. Amend 1040ez tax form   You go to school on a temporary basis if either of the following situations applies to you. Amend 1040ez tax form Your attendance at school is realistically expected to last 1 year or less and does indeed last for 1 year or less. Amend 1040ez tax form Initially, your attendance at school is realistically expected to last 1 year or less, but at a later date your attendance is reasonably expected to last more than 1 year. Amend 1040ez tax form Your attendance is temporary up to the date you determine it will last more than 1 year. Amend 1040ez tax form If you are in either situation (1) or (2) above, your attendance is not temporary if facts and circumstances indicate otherwise. Amend 1040ez tax form Attendance not on a temporary basis. Amend 1040ez tax form   You do not go to school on a temporary basis if either of the following situations apply to you. Amend 1040ez tax form Your attendance at school is realistically expected to last more than 1 year. Amend 1040ez tax form It does not matter how long you actually attend. Amend 1040ez tax form Initially, your attendance at school is realistically expected to last 1 year or less, but at a later date your attendance is reasonably expected to last more than 1 year. Amend 1040ez tax form Your attendance is not temporary after the date you determine it will last more than 1 year. Amend 1040ez tax form Deductible Transportation Expenses If you are regularly employed and go directly from home to school on a temporary basis, you can deduct the round-trip costs of transportation between your home and school. Amend 1040ez tax form This is true regardless of the location of the school, the distance traveled, or whether you attend school on nonwork days. Amend 1040ez tax form Transportation expenses include the actual costs of bus, subway, cab, or other fares, as well as the costs of using your car. Amend 1040ez tax form Transportation expenses do not include amounts spent for travel, meals, or lodging while you are away from home overnight. Amend 1040ez tax form Example 1. Amend 1040ez tax form You regularly work in a nearby town, and go directly from work to home. Amend 1040ez tax form You also attend school every work night for 3 months to take a course that improves your job skills. Amend 1040ez tax form Since you are attending school on a temporary basis, you can deduct your daily round-trip transportation expenses in going between home and school. Amend 1040ez tax form This is true regardless of the distance traveled. Amend 1040ez tax form Example 2. Amend 1040ez tax form Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that on certain nights you go directly from work to school and then home. Amend 1040ez tax form You can deduct your transportation expenses from your regular work site to school and then home. Amend 1040ez tax form Example 3. Amend 1040ez tax form Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that you attend the school for 9 months on Saturdays, nonwork days. Amend 1040ez tax form Since you are attending school on a temporary basis, you can deduct your round-trip transportation expenses in going between home and school. Amend 1040ez tax form Example 4. Amend 1040ez tax form Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that you attend classes twice a week for 15 months. Amend 1040ez tax form Since your attendance in school is not considered temporary, you cannot deduct your transportation expenses in going between home and school. Amend 1040ez tax form If you go directly from work to school, you can deduct the one-way transportation expenses of going from work to school. Amend 1040ez tax form If you go from work to home to school and return home, your transportation expenses cannot be more than if you had gone directly from work to school. Amend 1040ez tax form Using your car. Amend 1040ez tax form    If you use your car (whether you own or lease it) for transportation to school, you can deduct your actual expenses or use the standard mileage rate to figure the amount you can deduct. Amend 1040ez tax form The standard mileage rate for miles driven from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013, is 56. Amend 1040ez tax form 5 cents per mile. Amend 1040ez tax form Whichever method you use, you can also deduct parking fees and tolls. Amend 1040ez tax form See Publication 463, chapter 4, for information on deducting your actual expenses of using a car. Amend 1040ez tax form Travel Expenses You can deduct expenses for travel, meals (see 50% limit on meals , later), and lodging if you travel overnight mainly to obtain qualifying work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form Travel expenses for qualifying work-related education are treated the same as travel expenses for other employee business purposes. Amend 1040ez tax form For more information, see chapter 1 of Publication 463. Amend 1040ez tax form You cannot deduct expenses for personal activities such as sightseeing, visiting, or entertaining. Amend 1040ez tax form Mainly personal travel. Amend 1040ez tax form   If your travel away from home is mainly personal, you cannot deduct all of your expenses for travel, meals, and lodging. Amend 1040ez tax form You can deduct only your expenses for lodging and 50% of your expenses for meals during the time you attend the qualified educational activities. Amend 1040ez tax form   Whether a trip's purpose is mainly personal or educational depends upon the facts and circumstances. Amend 1040ez tax form An important factor is the comparison of time spent on personal activities with time spent on educational activities. Amend 1040ez tax form If you spend more time on personal activities, the trip is considered mainly educational only if you can show a substantial nonpersonal reason for traveling to a particular location. Amend 1040ez tax form Example 1. Amend 1040ez tax form John works in Newark, New Jersey. Amend 1040ez tax form He traveled to Chicago to take a deductible 1-week course at the request of his employer. Amend 1040ez tax form His main reason for going to Chicago was to take the course. Amend 1040ez tax form While there, he took a sightseeing trip, entertained some friends, and took a side trip to Pleasantville for a day. Amend 1040ez tax form Since the trip was mainly for business, John can deduct his round-trip airfare to Chicago. Amend 1040ez tax form He cannot deduct his transportation expenses of going to Pleasantville. Amend 1040ez tax form He can deduct only the meals (subject to the 50% limit) and lodging connected with his educational activities. Amend 1040ez tax form Example 2. Amend 1040ez tax form Sue works in Boston. Amend 1040ez tax form She went to a university in Michigan to take a course for work. Amend 1040ez tax form The course is qualifying work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form She took one course, which is one-fourth of a full course load of study. Amend 1040ez tax form She spent the rest of the time on personal activities. Amend 1040ez tax form Her reasons for taking the course in Michigan were all personal. Amend 1040ez tax form Sue's trip is mainly personal because three-fourths of her time is considered personal time. Amend 1040ez tax form She cannot deduct the cost of her round-trip train ticket to Michigan. Amend 1040ez tax form She can deduct one-fourth of the meals (subject to the 50% limit) and lodging costs for the time she attended the university. Amend 1040ez tax form Example 3. Amend 1040ez tax form Dave works in Nashville and recently traveled to California to take a 2-week seminar. Amend 1040ez tax form The seminar is qualifying work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form While there, he spent an extra 8 weeks on personal activities. Amend 1040ez tax form The facts, including the extra 8-week stay, show that his main purpose was to take a vacation. Amend 1040ez tax form Dave cannot deduct his round-trip airfare or his meals and lodging for the 8 weeks. Amend 1040ez tax form He can deduct only his expenses for meals (subject to the 50% limit) and lodging for the 2 weeks he attended the seminar. Amend 1040ez tax form Cruises and conventions. Amend 1040ez tax form   Certain cruises and conventions offer seminars or courses as part of their itinerary. Amend 1040ez tax form Even if the seminars or courses are work related, your deduction for travel may be limited. Amend 1040ez tax form This applies to: Travel by ocean liner, cruise ship, or other form of luxury water transportation, and Conventions outside the North American area. Amend 1040ez tax form   For a discussion of the limits on travel expense deductions that apply to cruises and conventions, see Luxury Water Travel and Conventions in chapter 1 of Publication 463. Amend 1040ez tax form 50% limit on meals. Amend 1040ez tax form   You can deduct only 50% of the cost of your meals while traveling away from home to obtain qualifying work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form If you were reimbursed for the meals, see How To Treat Reimbursements , later. Amend 1040ez tax form   Employees must use Form 2106 or Form 2106-EZ to apply the 50% limit. Amend 1040ez tax form Travel as Education You cannot deduct the cost of travel as a form of education even if it is directly related to your duties in your work or business. Amend 1040ez tax form Example. Amend 1040ez tax form You are a French language teacher. Amend 1040ez tax form While on sabbatical leave granted for travel, you traveled through France to improve your knowledge of the French language. Amend 1040ez tax form You chose your itinerary and most of your activities to improve your French language skills. Amend 1040ez tax form You cannot deduct your travel expenses as education expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form This is true even if you spent most of your time learning French by visiting French schools and families, attending movies or plays, and engaging in similar activities. Amend 1040ez tax form No Double Benefit Allowed You cannot do either of the following. Amend 1040ez tax form Deduct work-related education expenses as business expenses if you benefit from these expenses under any other provision of the law, for example, as a tuition and fees deduction. Amend 1040ez tax form Deduct work-related education expenses paid with tax-free scholarship, grant, or employer-provided educational assistance. Amend 1040ez tax form See Adjustments to Qualifying Work-Related Education Expenses, next. Amend 1040ez tax form Adjustments to Qualifying Work-Related Education Expenses If you pay qualifying work-related education expenses with certain tax-free funds, you cannot claim a deduction for those amounts. Amend 1040ez tax form You must reduce the qualifying expenses by the amount of such expenses allocable to the tax-free educational assistance. Amend 1040ez tax form Tax-free educational assistance. Amend 1040ez tax form   This includes: The tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships (see Tax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Pell grants (see Pell Grants and Other Title IV Need-Based Education Grants in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions). Amend 1040ez tax form Employer-provided educational assistance (see chapter 11, Employer-Provided Educational Assistance ), Veterans' educational assistance (see Veterans' Benefits in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), and Any other nontaxable (tax-free) payments (other than gifts or inheritances) received as educational assistance. Amend 1040ez tax form Amounts that do not reduce qualifying work-related education expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form   Do not reduce the qualifying work-related education expenses by amounts paid with funds the student receives as: Payment for services, such as wages, A loan, A gift, An inheritance, or A withdrawal from the student's personal savings. Amend 1040ez tax form Also, do not reduce the qualifying work-related education expenses by any scholarship or fellowship reported as income on the student's return or any scholarship which, by its terms, cannot be applied to qualifying work-related education expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form How To Treat Reimbursements How you treat reimbursements depends on the arrangement you have with your employer. Amend 1040ez tax form There are two basic types of reimbursement arrangements—accountable plans and nonaccountable plans. Amend 1040ez tax form You can tell the type of plan you are reimbursed under by the way the reimbursement is reported on your Form W-2. Amend 1040ez tax form Note. Amend 1040ez tax form The following rules about reimbursement arrangements also apply to expense allowances received from your employer. Amend 1040ez tax form Accountable Plans To be an accountable plan, your employer's reimbursement arrangement must require you to meet all three of the following rules. Amend 1040ez tax form Your expenses must have a business connection. Amend 1040ez tax form This means your expenses must be deductible under the rules for qualifying work-related education explained earlier. Amend 1040ez tax form You must adequately account to your employer for your expenses within a reasonable period of time. Amend 1040ez tax form You must return any reimbursement or allowance in excess of the expenses accounted for within a reasonable period of time. Amend 1040ez tax form If you are reimbursed under an accountable plan, your employer should not include any reimbursement in your income in box 1 of your Form W-2. Amend 1040ez tax form If your employer included reimbursements in box 1 of your Form W-2 and you meet all three rules for accountable plans, ask your employer for a corrected Form W-2. Amend 1040ez tax form Accountable plan rules not met. Amend 1040ez tax form   Even though you are reimbursed under an accountable plan, some of your expenses may not meet all three rules for accountable plans. Amend 1040ez tax form Those expenses that fail to meet the three rules are treated as having been reimbursed under a Nonaccountable Plan (discussed later). Amend 1040ez tax form Expenses equal reimbursement. Amend 1040ez tax form   Under an accountable plan, if your expenses equal your reimbursement, you do not complete Form 2106 or 2106-EZ. Amend 1040ez tax form Because your expenses and reimbursements are equal, you do not have a deduction. Amend 1040ez tax form Excess expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form   If your expenses are more than your reimbursement, you can deduct your excess expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form This is discussed later, under Deducting Business Expenses . Amend 1040ez tax form Allocating your reimbursements for meals. Amend 1040ez tax form   Because your excess meal expenses are subject to the 50% limit, you must figure them separately from your other expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form If your employer paid you a single amount to cover both meals and other expenses, you must allocate the reimbursement so that you can figure your excess meal expenses separately. Amend 1040ez tax form Make the allocation as follows. Amend 1040ez tax form Divide your meal expenses by your total expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form Multiply your total reimbursement by the result from (1). Amend 1040ez tax form This is the allocated reimbursement for your meal expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form Subtract the amount figured in (2) from your total reimbursement. Amend 1040ez tax form The difference is the allocated reimbursement for your other expenses of qualifying work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form Example. Amend 1040ez tax form Your employer paid you an expense allowance of $2,000 under an accountable plan. Amend 1040ez tax form The allowance was to cover all of your expenses of traveling away from home to take a 2-week training course for work. Amend 1040ez tax form There was no indication of how much of the reimbursement was for each type of expense. Amend 1040ez tax form Your actual expenses equal $2,500 ($425 for meals + $700 lodging + $150 transportation expenses + $1,225 for books and tuition). Amend 1040ez tax form Using the steps listed above, allocate the reimbursement between the $425 meal expenses and the $2,075 other expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form   1. Amend 1040ez tax form $425 meal expenses  $2,500 total expenses = . Amend 1040ez tax form 17   2. Amend 1040ez tax form $2,000 (reimbursement)×. Amend 1040ez tax form 17     =$340 (allocated reimbursement for meal expenses)   3. Amend 1040ez tax form $2,000 (reimbursement)−$340 (meals)     = $1,660 (allocated reimbursement for other qualifying work-related education expenses) Your excess meal expenses are $85 ($425 − $340) and your excess other expenses are $415 ($2,075 − $1,660). Amend 1040ez tax form After you apply the 50% limit to your meals, you have a deduction for work-related education expenses of $458 (($85 × 50%) + $415). Amend 1040ez tax form Nonaccountable Plans Your employer will combine the amount of any reimbursement or other expense allowance paid to you under a nonaccountable plan with your wages, salary, or other pay and report the total in box 1 of your Form W-2. Amend 1040ez tax form You can deduct your expenses regardless of whether they are more than, less than, or equal to your reimbursement. Amend 1040ez tax form This is discussed later under Deducting Business Expenses . Amend 1040ez tax form An illustrated example of a nonaccountable plan, using Form 2106-EZ, is shown at the end of this chapter. Amend 1040ez tax form Reimbursements for nondeductible expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form   Reimbursements you received for nondeductible expenses are treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan. Amend 1040ez tax form You must include them in your income. Amend 1040ez tax form For example, you must include in your income reimbursements your employer gave you for expenses of education that: You need to meet the minimum educational requirements for your job, or Is part of a program of study that can qualify you for a new trade or business. Amend 1040ez tax form   For more information on accountable and nonaccountable plans, see chapter 6 of Publication 463. Amend 1040ez tax form Deducting Business Expenses Self-employed persons and employees report their business expenses differently. Amend 1040ez tax form The following information explains what forms you must use to deduct the cost of your qualifying work-related education as a business expense. Amend 1040ez tax form Self-Employed Persons If you are self-employed, you must report the cost of your qualifying work-related education on the appropriate form used to report your business income and expenses (generally Schedule C (Form 1040), Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), or Schedule F (Form 1040)). Amend 1040ez tax form If your education expenses include expenses for a car or truck, travel, or meals, report those expenses the same way you report other business expenses for those items. Amend 1040ez tax form See the instructions for the form you file for information on how to complete it. Amend 1040ez tax form Employees If you are an employee, you can deduct the cost of qualifying work-related education only if you: Did not receive (and were not entitled to receive) any reimbursement from your employer, Were reimbursed under a nonaccountable plan (amount is included in box 1 of Form W-2), or Received reimbursement under an accountable plan, but the amount received was less than your expenses for which you claimed reimbursement. Amend 1040ez tax form If either (1) or (2) applies, you can deduct the total qualifying cost. Amend 1040ez tax form If (3) applies, you can deduct only the qualifying costs that were more than your reimbursement. Amend 1040ez tax form In order to deduct the cost of your qualifying work-related education as a business expense, include the amount with your deduction for any other employee business expenses on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 21, or Schedule A (Form 1040NR), line 7. Amend 1040ez tax form (Special rules for expenses of certain performing artists and fee-basis officials and for impairment-related work expenses are explained later. Amend 1040ez tax form ) This deduction (except for impairment-related work expenses of disabled individuals) is subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit that applies to most miscellaneous itemized deductions. Amend 1040ez tax form Form 2106 or 2106-EZ. Amend 1040ez tax form   To figure your deduction for employee business expenses, including qualifying work-related education, you generally must complete Form 2106 or 2106-EZ. Amend 1040ez tax form Form not required. Amend 1040ez tax form   Do not complete either Form 2106 or 2106-EZ if: All reimbursements, if any, are included in box 1 of your Form W-2, and You are not claiming travel, transportation, meal, or entertainment expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form   If you meet both of these requirements, enter the expenses directly on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 21, or Schedule A (Form 1040NR), line 7. Amend 1040ez tax form (Special rules for expenses of certain Performing Artists and Fee-Basis Officials and for Impairment-Related Work Expenses are explained later. Amend 1040ez tax form ) Using Form 2106-EZ. Amend 1040ez tax form   This form is shorter and easier to use than Form 2106. Amend 1040ez tax form Generally, you can use this form if: All reimbursements, if any, are included in box 1 of your Form W-2, and You are using the standard mileage rate if you are claiming vehicle expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form   If you do not meet both of these requirements, use Form 2106. Amend 1040ez tax form Performing Artists and Fee-Basis Officials If you are a qualified performing artist, or a state (or local) government official who is paid in whole or in part on a fee basis, you can deduct the cost of your qualifying work-related education as an adjustment to gross income rather than as an itemized deduction. Amend 1040ez tax form Include the cost of your qualifying work-related education with any other employee business expenses on Form 1040, line 24, or Form 1040NR, line 35. Amend 1040ez tax form You do not have to itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040 or 1040NR), and, therefore, the deduction is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Amend 1040ez tax form You must complete Form 2106 or 2106-EZ to figure your deduction even if you meet the requirements described earlier under Form not required . Amend 1040ez tax form For more information on qualified performing artists, see chapter 6 of Publication 463. Amend 1040ez tax form Impairment-Related Work Expenses If you are disabled and have impairment-related work expenses that are necessary for you to be able to get qualifying work-related education, you can deduct these expenses on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 28, or Schedule A (Form 1040NR), line 14. Amend 1040ez tax form They are not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Amend 1040ez tax form To deduct these expenses, you must complete Form 2106 or 2106-EZ even if you meet the requirements described earlier under Form not required . Amend 1040ez tax form For more information on impairment-related work expenses, see chapter 6 of Publication 463. Amend 1040ez tax form Recordkeeping You must keep records as proof of any deduction claimed on your tax return. Amend 1040ez tax form Generally, you should keep your records for 3 years from the date of filing the tax return and claiming the deduction. Amend 1040ez tax form If you are an employee who is reimbursed for expenses and you give your records and documentation to your employer, you do not have to keep duplicate copies of this information. Amend 1040ez tax form However, you should keep your records for a 3-year period if: You claim deductions for expenses that are more than your reimbursement, Your employer does not use adequate accounting procedures to verify expense accounts, You are related to your employer, or Your expenses are reimbursed under a nonaccountable plan. Amend 1040ez tax form Examples of records to keep. Amend 1040ez tax form   If any of the above cases apply to you, you must be able to prove that your expenses are deductible. Amend 1040ez tax form You should keep adequate records or have sufficient evidence that will support your expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form Estimates or approximations do not qualify as proof of an expense. Amend 1040ez tax form Some examples of what can be used to help prove your expenses are: Documents, such as transcripts, course descriptions, catalogs, etc. Amend 1040ez tax form , showing periods of enrollment in educational institutions, principal subjects studied, and descriptions of educational activity. Amend 1040ez tax form Canceled checks and receipts to verify amounts you spent for: Tuition and books, Meals and lodging while away from home overnight for educational purposes, Travel and transportation, and Other education expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form Statements from your employer explaining whether the education was necessary for you to keep your job, salary, or status; how the education helped maintain or improve skills needed in your job; how much reimbursement you received; and, if you are a teacher, the type of certificate and subjects taught. Amend 1040ez tax form Complete information about any scholarship or fellowship grants, including amounts you received during the year. Amend 1040ez tax form Illustrated Example Victor Jones teaches math at a private high school in North Carolina. Amend 1040ez tax form He was selected to attend a 3-week math seminar at a university in California. Amend 1040ez tax form The seminar will improve his skills in his current job and is qualifying work-related education. Amend 1040ez tax form He was reimbursed for his expenses under his employer's nonaccountable plan, so his reimbursement of $2,100 is included in the wages shown in box 1 of his Form W-2. Amend 1040ez tax form Victor will file Form 1040. Amend 1040ez tax form His actual expenses for the seminar are as follows:   Lodging   $1,050     Meals   526     Airfare   550     Taxi fares   50     Tuition and books   400     Total Expenses   $2,576   Victor files Form 2106-EZ with his tax return. Amend 1040ez tax form He shows his expenses for the seminar in Part I of the form. Amend 1040ez tax form He enters $1,650 ($1,050 + $550 + $50) on line 3 to account for his lodging, airfare, and taxi fares. Amend 1040ez tax form He enters $400 on line 4 for his tuition and books. Amend 1040ez tax form On the line provided for total meals and entertainment expenses, Victor enters $526 for meal expenses. Amend 1040ez tax form He multiplies that amount by 50% and enters the result, $263, on line 5. Amend 1040ez tax form On line 6, Victor totals the amounts from lines 3 through 5. Amend 1040ez tax form He carries the total, $2,313, to Schedule A (Form 1040), line 21. Amend 1040ez tax form Since he does not claim any vehicle expenses, Victor leaves Part II blank. Amend 1040ez tax form His filled-in form is shown on the next page. Amend 1040ez tax form This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Amend 1040ez tax form Please click the link to view the image. 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Amend 1040ez tax form Publication 595 - Main Contents Table of Contents Capital Construction FundCCF Accounts Types of Accounts You Must Maintain Within a CCF Tax Treatment of CCF Deposits Tax Treatment of CCF Earnings Tax Treatment of CCF Withdrawals More Information How To Get Tax Help Capital Construction Fund The following sections discuss CCF accounts and the types of bookkeeping accounts you must maintain when you invest in a CCF account. Amend 1040ez tax form They also discuss the income tax treatment of CCF deposits, earnings, and withdrawals. Amend 1040ez tax form CCF Accounts This section explains who can open a CCF account and how to use the account to defer income tax. Amend 1040ez tax form Opening a CCF account. Amend 1040ez tax form   If you are a U. Amend 1040ez tax form S. Amend 1040ez tax form citizen and you own or lease one or more eligible vessels (defined later), you can open a CCF account. Amend 1040ez tax form However, before you open your CCF account, you must enter into an agreement with the Secretary of Commerce through the NMFS. Amend 1040ez tax form This agreement will establish the following. Amend 1040ez tax form Agreement vessels. Amend 1040ez tax form Eligible vessels named in the agreement that will be the basis for the deferral of income tax. Amend 1040ez tax form Planned use of withdrawals. Amend 1040ez tax form Use of CCF funds to acquire, build, or rebuild a vessel. Amend 1040ez tax form CCF depository. Amend 1040ez tax form Where your CCF funds will be held. Amend 1040ez tax form    You can request an application kit or get additional information from NMFS at the following address. Amend 1040ez tax form NOAA/NMFS, Financial Services Division, F/MB5 Capital Construction Fund Program 1315 East-West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282    You can obtain information on the Capital Construction Fund Program at the following website: www. Amend 1040ez tax form nmfs. Amend 1040ez tax form noaa. Amend 1040ez tax form gov/mb/financial_services/ccf. Amend 1040ez tax form htm. Amend 1040ez tax form    You can call NMFS to request an application kit or get additional information at (301) 713-2393 (ext. Amend 1040ez tax form 204). Amend 1040ez tax form Their fax number is (301) 713-1939. Amend 1040ez tax form Eligible vessels. Amend 1040ez tax form   There are two types of vessels that may be considered eligible, those weighing 5 tons or more and those weighing less than 5 tons. Amend 1040ez tax form For each type, certain requirements must be met. Amend 1040ez tax form Vessel weighing 5 tons or more. Amend 1040ez tax form   To be considered eligible, the vessel must meet all the following requirements. Amend 1040ez tax form Be built or rebuilt in the United States. Amend 1040ez tax form Be documented under the laws of the United States. Amend 1040ez tax form Be used commercially in the fisheries of the United States. Amend 1040ez tax form Be operated in the foreign or domestic commerce of the United States. Amend 1040ez tax form Vessel weighing less than 5 tons. Amend 1040ez tax form   A small vessel, weighing at least 2 net tons but less than 5 net tons, must meet all the following requirements to be considered eligible. Amend 1040ez tax form Be built or rebuilt in the United States. Amend 1040ez tax form Be owned by a U. Amend 1040ez tax form S. Amend 1040ez tax form citizen. Amend 1040ez tax form Have a home port in the United States. Amend 1040ez tax form Be used commercially in the fisheries of the United States. Amend 1040ez tax form Deferring tax on CCF deposits and earnings. Amend 1040ez tax form   You can use a CCF account to defer income tax by taking the following actions. Amend 1040ez tax form Making deposits to your CCF account from taxable income. Amend 1040ez tax form Excluding from income deposits assigned to certain accounts (discussed later). Amend 1040ez tax form Making withdrawals from your CCF account when you acquire, build, or rebuild fishing vessels. Amend 1040ez tax form Reducing the basis of fishing vessels you acquire, build, or rebuild to recapture amounts previously excluded from tax. Amend 1040ez tax form    Reporting requirements. Amend 1040ez tax form Beginning with the tax year in which you establish your agreement, you must report annual deposit and withdrawal activity to the NMFS on NOAA Form 34-82. Amend 1040ez tax form This form is due within 30 days after you file your federal income tax return even if no deposits or withdrawals are made. Amend 1040ez tax form For more information, contact the NMFS at the address or phone number given earlier. Amend 1040ez tax form Types of Accounts You Must Maintain Within a CCF This section discusses the three types of bookkeeping accounts you must maintain when you invest in a CCF account. Amend 1040ez tax form Your total CCF deposits and earnings for any given year are limited to the amount attributed to these three accounts for that year. Amend 1040ez tax form Capital account. Amend 1040ez tax form   The capital account consists primarily of amounts attributable to the following items. Amend 1040ez tax form Allowable depreciation deductions for agreement vessels. Amend 1040ez tax form Any nontaxable return of capital from either (a) or (b), below. Amend 1040ez tax form The sale or other disposition of agreement vessels. Amend 1040ez tax form Insurance or indemnity proceeds attributable to agreement vessels. Amend 1040ez tax form Any tax-exempt interest earned on state or local bonds in your CCF account. Amend 1040ez tax form Capital gain account. Amend 1040ez tax form   The capital gain account consists of amounts attributable to the following items reduced by any capital losses from assets held in your CCF account for more than 6 months. Amend 1040ez tax form Any capital gain from either of the following sources. Amend 1040ez tax form The sale or other disposition of agreement vessels held for more than 6 months. Amend 1040ez tax form Insurance or indemnity proceeds attributable to agreement vessels held for more than 6 months. Amend 1040ez tax form Any capital gain from assets held in your CCF account for more than 6 months. Amend 1040ez tax form Ordinary income account. Amend 1040ez tax form   The ordinary income account consists of amounts attributable to the following items. Amend 1040ez tax form Any earnings (without regard to the carryback of any net operating or net capital loss) from the operation of agreement vessels in the fisheries of the United States or in the foreign or domestic commerce of the United States. Amend 1040ez tax form Any capital gain from the following sources reduced by any capital losses from assets held in your CCF account for 6 months or less. Amend 1040ez tax form The sale or other disposition of agreement vessels held for 6 months or less. Amend 1040ez tax form Insurance or indemnity proceeds attributable to agreement vessels held for 6 months or less. Amend 1040ez tax form Any capital gain from assets held in your CCF account for 6 months or less. Amend 1040ez tax form Any ordinary income (such as depreciation recapture) from either of the following sources. Amend 1040ez tax form The sale or other disposition of agreement vessels. Amend 1040ez tax form Insurance or indemnity proceeds attributable to agreement vessels. Amend 1040ez tax form Any interest (not including tax-exempt interest from state and local bonds), most dividends, and other ordinary income earned on the assets in your CCF account. Amend 1040ez tax form Tax Treatment of CCF Deposits This section explains the tax treatment of income used as the basis for CCF deposits. Amend 1040ez tax form Capital gains. Amend 1040ez tax form   Do not report any transaction that produces a capital gain if you deposit the net proceeds into your CCF account. Amend 1040ez tax form This treatment applies to either of the following transactions. Amend 1040ez tax form The sale or other disposition of an agreement vessel. Amend 1040ez tax form The receipt of insurance or indemnity proceeds attributable to an agreement vessel. Amend 1040ez tax form Depreciation recapture. Amend 1040ez tax form   Do not report any transaction that produces depreciation recapture if you deposit the net proceeds into your CCF account. Amend 1040ez tax form This treatment applies to either of the following transactions. Amend 1040ez tax form The sale or other disposition of an agreement vessel. Amend 1040ez tax form The receipt of insurance or indemnity proceeds attributable to an agreement vessel. Amend 1040ez tax form Earnings from operations. Amend 1040ez tax form   Report earnings from the operation of agreement vessels on your Schedule C or C-EZ (Form 1040) even if you deposit part of these earnings into your CCF account. Amend 1040ez tax form You subtract any part of the earnings you deposited into your CCF account from the amount you would otherwise enter as taxable income on Form 1040, line 43 (for 2005). Amend 1040ez tax form Next to line 43, write “CCF” and the amount of the deposits. Amend 1040ez tax form Do not deduct these CCF deposits on Schedule C or C-EZ (Form 1040). Amend 1040ez tax form If you deposit earnings from operations into your CCF account and you must complete other forms such as Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax (Individuals), or a worksheet for Schedule D (Form 1040), you will need to make an extra computation. Amend 1040ez tax form When the other form instructs you to use the amount from Form 1040, line 41 (for 2005), do not use that amount. Amend 1040ez tax form Instead, add Form 1040, lines 42 and 43 (for 2005), and use that amount. Amend 1040ez tax form Self-employment tax. Amend 1040ez tax form   You must use your net profit or loss from your fishing business to figure your self-employment tax. Amend 1040ez tax form Do not reduce your net profit or loss by any earnings from operations you deposit into your CCF account. Amend 1040ez tax form    Partnerships and S corporations. Amend 1040ez tax form The deduction for partnership earnings from operations deposited into a CCF account is separately stated on Schedule K (Form 1065), line 13d, and allocated to the partners on Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 13 (for 2005). Amend 1040ez tax form   The deduction for S corporation earnings deposited into a CCF account is separately stated on Schedule K (Form 1120S), line 12d, and allocated to the shareholders on Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S), box 12 (for 2005). Amend 1040ez tax form Tax Treatment of CCF Earnings This section explains the tax treatment of the earnings from the assets in your CCF account when the earnings are redeposited or left in your account. Amend 1040ez tax form However, if you choose to withdraw the earnings in the year earned, you must generally pay income tax on them. Amend 1040ez tax form Capital gains. Amend 1040ez tax form   Do not report any capital gains from the sale of capital assets held in your CCF account. Amend 1040ez tax form This includes capital gain distributions reported to you on Form 1099-DIV or a substitute statement. Amend 1040ez tax form However, you should attach a statement to your tax return to list the payers and the amounts and to identify the capital gains as “CCF account earnings. Amend 1040ez tax form ” Interest and dividends. Amend 1040ez tax form   Do not report any ordinary income (such as interest and dividends) you earn on the assets in your CCF account. Amend 1040ez tax form However, you should attach a statement to your return to list the payers and the amounts and to identify them as “CCF account earnings. Amend 1040ez tax form ”   If you are required to file Schedule B (Form 1040), you can add these earnings to the list of payers and amounts on line 1 or line 5 and identify them as “CCF earnings. Amend 1040ez tax form ” Then, subtract the same amounts from the list and identify them as “CCF deposits. Amend 1040ez tax form ” Tax-exempt interest. Amend 1040ez tax form   Do not report tax-exempt interest from state or local bonds you held in your CCF account. Amend 1040ez tax form You are not required to report this interest on Form 1040, line 8b. Amend 1040ez tax form Tax Treatment of CCF Withdrawals This section discusses the tax treatment of amounts you withdraw from your CCF account during the year. Amend 1040ez tax form Qualified Withdrawals A qualified withdrawal from a CCF account is one that is approved by NMFS for either of the following uses. Amend 1040ez tax form Acquiring, building, or rebuilding qualified vessels (defined next). Amend 1040ez tax form Making principal payments on the mortgage of a qualified vessel. Amend 1040ez tax form NMFS will not approve amounts withdrawn to purchase nets not continuously attached to the vessel, such as seine nets, gill set-nets, and gill drift-nets. Amend 1040ez tax form NMFS will approve amounts withdrawn to purchase trawl nets. Amend 1040ez tax form Qualified vessel. Amend 1040ez tax form   This is any vessel that meets all of the following requirements. Amend 1040ez tax form The vessel was built or rebuilt in the United States. Amend 1040ez tax form The vessel is documented under the laws of the United States. Amend 1040ez tax form The person maintaining the CCF account agrees with the Secretary of Commerce that the vessel will be operated in United States foreign trade, Great Lakes trade, noncontiguous domestic trade, or the fisheries of the United States. Amend 1040ez tax form How to determine the source of qualified withdrawals. Amend 1040ez tax form   When you make a qualified withdrawal, the amount is treated as being withdrawn in the following order from the accounts listed below. Amend 1040ez tax form The capital account. Amend 1040ez tax form The capital gain account. Amend 1040ez tax form The ordinary income account. Amend 1040ez tax form Excluding qualified withdrawals from tax. Amend 1040ez tax form   Do not report on your income tax return any qualified withdrawals from your CCF account. Amend 1040ez tax form Reduce the depreciable basis of fishing vessels you acquire, build, or rebuild when you make a qualified withdrawal from either the capital gain or the ordinary income account. Amend 1040ez tax form Nonqualified Withdrawals A nonqualified withdrawal from a CCF account is generally any withdrawal that is not a qualified withdrawal. Amend 1040ez tax form Qualified withdrawals are defined under Qualified Withdrawals, earlier. Amend 1040ez tax form Examples. Amend 1040ez tax form   Examples of nonqualified withdrawals include the following amounts from either the ordinary income account or the capital gain account. Amend 1040ez tax form Amounts remaining in a CCF account upon termination of your agreement with NMFS. Amend 1040ez tax form Amounts you withdraw and use to make principal payments on the mortgage of a vessel if the basis of that vessel and the bases of other vessels you own have already been reduced to zero. Amend 1040ez tax form Amounts determined by the IRS to cause your CCF account balance to exceed the amount appropriate to meet your planned use of withdrawals. Amend 1040ez tax form You will generally be given 3 years to revise your plans to cover this excess balance. Amend 1040ez tax form Amounts you leave in your account for more than 25 years. Amend 1040ez tax form There is a graduated schedule under which the percentage applied to determine the amount of the nonqualified withdrawal increases from 20% in the 26th year to 100% in the 30th year. Amend 1040ez tax form How to determine the source of nonqualified withdrawals. Amend 1040ez tax form    When you make a nonqualified withdrawal from your CCF account, the amount is treated as being withdrawn in the following order from the accounts listed below. Amend 1040ez tax form The ordinary income account. Amend 1040ez tax form The capital gain account. Amend 1040ez tax form The capital account. Amend 1040ez tax form Paying tax on nonqualified withdrawals. Amend 1040ez tax form   In general, nonqualified withdrawals are taxed separately from your other gross income and at the highest marginal tax rate in effect for the year of withdrawal. Amend 1040ez tax form However, nonqualified withdrawals treated as made from the capital gain account are taxed at a rate that cannot exceed 15% for individuals and 34% for corporations. Amend 1040ez tax form    Partnerships and S corporations. Amend 1040ez tax form Taxable nonqualified partnership withdrawals are separately stated on Schedule K (Form 1065), line 20c, and allocated to the partners on Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 20 (for 2005). Amend 1040ez tax form Taxable nonqualified withdrawals by an S corporation are separately stated on Schedule K (Form 1120S), line 17d, and allocated to the shareholders on Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S), box 17. Amend 1040ez tax form Interest. Amend 1040ez tax form   You must pay interest on the additional tax due to nonqualified withdrawals that are treated as made from either the ordinary income or the capital gain account. Amend 1040ez tax form The interest period begins on the last date for paying tax for the year for which you deposited the amount you withdrew from your CCF account. Amend 1040ez tax form The period ends on the last date for paying tax for the year in which you make the nonqualified withdrawal. Amend 1040ez tax form The interest rate on the nonqualified withdrawal is simple interest. Amend 1040ez tax form The rate is subject to change annually and is published in the Federal Register. Amend 1040ez tax form    You also can call NMFS at (301) 713-2393 (ext. Amend 1040ez tax form 204) to get the current interest rate. Amend 1040ez tax form Interest deduction. Amend 1040ez tax form   You can deduct the interest you pay on a nonqualified withdrawal as a trade or business expense. Amend 1040ez tax form Reporting the additional tax and interest. Amend 1040ez tax form   Attach a statement to your income tax return showing your computation of the tax and the interest on a nonqualified withdrawal. Amend 1040ez tax form Include the tax and interest on Form 1040, line 63 (for 2005). Amend 1040ez tax form To the left of line 63, write in the amount of tax and interest and “CCF. Amend 1040ez tax form ” Tax benefit rule. Amend 1040ez tax form   If any portion of your nonqualified withdrawal is properly attributable to contributions (not earnings on the contributions) you made to the CCF account that did not reduce your tax liability for any tax year prior to the withdrawal year, the following tax treatment applies. Amend 1040ez tax form The part that did not reduce your tax liability for any year prior to the withdrawal year is not taxed. Amend 1040ez tax form That part is allowed as a net operating loss deduction. Amend 1040ez tax form More Information This section briefly discussed the CCF program. Amend 1040ez tax form For more detailed information, see the following legislative authorities. Amend 1040ez tax form Section 607 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, as amended (46 U. Amend 1040ez tax form S. Amend 1040ez tax form C. Amend 1040ez tax form 1177). Amend 1040ez tax form Chapter 2, Part 259 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (50 C. Amend 1040ez tax form F. Amend 1040ez tax form R. Amend 1040ez tax form , Part 259). Amend 1040ez tax form Subchapter A, Part 3 of title 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations (26 C. Amend 1040ez tax form F. Amend 1040ez tax form R. Amend 1040ez tax form , Part 3). Amend 1040ez tax form Section 7518 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC 7518). Amend 1040ez tax form The application kit you can obtain from NMFS at the address or phone number given earlier may contain copies of some of these sources of additional information. Amend 1040ez tax form Also, see their web page at www. Amend 1040ez tax form nmfs. Amend 1040ez tax form noaa. Amend 1040ez tax form gov/mb/financial_services/ccf. Amend 1040ez tax form htm. Amend 1040ez tax form How To Get Tax Help You can get help with unresolved tax issues, order free publications and forms, ask tax questions, and get information from the IRS in several ways. Amend 1040ez tax form By selecting the method that is best for you, you will have quick and easy access to tax help. Amend 1040ez tax form Contacting your Taxpayer Advocate. Amend 1040ez tax form   If you have attempted to deal with an IRS problem unsuccessfully, you should contact your Taxpayer Advocate. Amend 1040ez tax form   The Taxpayer Advocate independently represents your interests and concerns within the IRS by protecting your rights and resolving problems that have not been fixed through normal channels. 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