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Amend 2009 tax return online free Publication 334 - Introductory Material Table of Contents IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Amend 2009 tax return online free Tax questions. Amend 2009 tax return online free Future Developments What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Reminders Photographs of Missing Children Introduction The purpose of this publication is to provide general information about the federal tax laws that apply to small business owners who are sole proprietors and to statutory employees. Amend 2009 tax return online free This publication has information on business income, expenses, and tax credits that may help you file your income tax return. Amend 2009 tax return online free Are you self-employed?   You are self-employed if you carry on a trade or business as a sole proprietor or an independent contractor. Amend 2009 tax return online free Sole proprietor. Amend 2009 tax return online free   A sole proprietor is someone who owns an unincorporated business by himself or herself. Amend 2009 tax return online free However, if you are the sole member of a domestic limited liability company (LLC), you are not a sole proprietor if you elect to treat the LLC as a corporation. Amend 2009 tax return online free Trade or business. Amend 2009 tax return online free    A trade or business is generally an activity carried on to make a profit. Amend 2009 tax return online free The facts and circumstances of each case determine whether or not an activity is a trade or business. Amend 2009 tax return online free You do not need to actually make a profit to be in a trade or business as long as you have a profit motive. Amend 2009 tax return online free You do need to make ongoing efforts to further the interests of your business. Amend 2009 tax return online free   You do not have to carry on regular full-time business activities to be self-employed. Amend 2009 tax return online free Having a part-time business in addition to your regular job or business may be self-employment. Amend 2009 tax return online free Independent contractor. Amend 2009 tax return online free    People such as doctors, dentists, veterinarians, lawyers, accountants, contractors, subcontractors, public stenographers, or auctioneers who are in an independent trade, business, or profession in which they offer their services to the general public are generally independent contractors. Amend 2009 tax return online free However, whether they are independent contractors or employees depends on the facts in each case. Amend 2009 tax return online free The general rule is that an individual is an independent contractor if the payer has the right to control or to direct only the result of the work and not how it will be done. Amend 2009 tax return online free The earnings of a person who is working as an independent contractor are subject to self-employment tax. 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Amend 2009 tax return online free Business owned and operated by spouses. Amend 2009 tax return online free   If you and your spouse jointly own and operate an unincorporated business and share in the profits and losses, you are partners in a partnership, whether or not you have a formal partnership agreement. Amend 2009 tax return online free Do not use Schedule C or C-EZ. Amend 2009 tax return online free Instead, file Form 1065, U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free Return of Partnership Income. Amend 2009 tax return online free For more information, see Publication 541, Partnerships. Amend 2009 tax return online free    Exception—Community income. Amend 2009 tax return online free If you and your spouse wholly own an unincorporated business as community property under the community property laws of a state, foreign country, or U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free possession, you can treat the business either as a sole proprietorship or a partnership. Amend 2009 tax return online free The only states with community property laws are Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Amend 2009 tax return online free A change in your reporting position will be treated as a conversion of the entity. Amend 2009 tax return online free    Exception—Qualified joint venture. Amend 2009 tax return online free If you and your spouse each materially participate as the only members of a jointly owned and operated business, and you file a joint return for the tax year, you can make a joint election to be treated as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership for the tax year. Amend 2009 tax return online free Making this election will allow you to avoid the complexity of Form 1065 but still give each spouse credit for social security earnings on which retirement benefits are based. Amend 2009 tax return online free For an explanation of "material participation," see the Instructions for Schedule C, line G. Amend 2009 tax return online free   To make this election, you must divide all items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit attributable to the business between you and your spouse in accordance with your respective interests in the venture. Amend 2009 tax return online free Each of you must file a separate Schedule C or C-EZ and a separate Schedule SE. Amend 2009 tax return online free For more information, see Qualified Joint Ventures in the Instructions for Schedule SE. Amend 2009 tax return online free This publication does not cover the topics listed in the following table. 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A Brief Overview of Depreciation

Depreciation is an income tax deduction that allows a taxpayer to recover the cost or other basis of certain property. It is an annual allowance for the wear and tear, deterioration, or obsolescence of the property.

Most types of tangible property (except, land), such as buildings, machinery, vehicles, furniture, and equipment are depreciable. Likewise, certain intangible property, such as patents, copyrights, and computer software is depreciable.

In order for a taxpayer to be allowed a depreciation deduction for a property, the property must meet all the following requirements:

  • The taxpayer must own the property. Taxpayers may also depreciate any capital improvements for property the taxpayer leases.
  • A taxpayer must use the property in business or in an income-producing activity. If a taxpayer uses a property for business and for personal purposes, the taxpayer can only deduct depreciation based only on the business use of that property.
  • The property must have a determinable useful life of more than one year.

Even if a taxpayer meets the preceding requirements for a property, a taxpayer cannot depreciate the following property:

  • Property placed in service and disposed of in same year.
  • Equipment used to build capital improvements. A taxpayer must add otherwise allowable depreciation on the equipment during the period of construction to the basis of the improvements.
  • Certain term interests.

Depreciation begins when a taxpayer places property in service for use in a trade or business or for the production of income. The property ceases to be depreciable when the taxpayer has fully recovered the property’s cost or other basis or when the taxpayer retires it from service, whichever happens first.

A taxpayer must identify several items to ensure the proper depreciation of a property, including:

  • The depreciation method for the property
  • The class life of the asset
  • Whether the property is “Listed Property”
  • Whether the taxpayer elects to expense any portion of the asset
  • Whether the taxpayer qualifies for any “bonus” first year depreciation
  • The depreciable basis of the property

The Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) is the proper depreciation method for most property. Additional information about MACRS, and the other components of depreciation are in Publication 946, How to Depreciate Property.

A taxpayer must use Form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization, to report depreciation on a tax return. Form 4562 is divided into six sections and the Instructions for Form 4562 contain information on how, and when to fill out each section.

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Amend 2009 tax return online free possessions, and How to report deductions. Amend 2009 tax return online free Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 501 Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 514 Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 521 Moving Expenses 523 Selling Your Home 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 597 Information on the United States—Canada Income Tax Treaty Form (and Instructions) 1116 Foreign Tax Credit 2106 Employee Business Expenses 2555 Foreign Earned Income 2555-EZ Foreign Earned Income Exclusion 3903 Moving Expenses Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions Schedule C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business SS-5 Application for a Social Security Card W-7 Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number See chapter 7 for information about getting these publications and forms. Amend 2009 tax return online free Items Related to Excluded Income U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free citizens and resident aliens living outside the United States generally are allowed the same deductions as citizens and residents living in the United States. Amend 2009 tax return online free If you choose to exclude foreign earned income or housing amounts, you cannot deduct, exclude, or claim a credit for any item that can be allocated to or charged against the excluded amounts. Amend 2009 tax return online free This includes any expenses, losses, and other normally deductible items that are allocable to the excluded income. Amend 2009 tax return online free You can deduct only those expenses connected with earning includible income. Amend 2009 tax return online free These rules apply only to items definitely related to the excluded earned income and they do not apply to other items that are not definitely related to any particular type of gross income. 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Amend 2009 tax return online free You did not have a housing exclusion. Amend 2009 tax return online free Because you excluded all of your foreign earned income, you would not have been able to claim any of the deductions on your 2012 return. Amend 2009 tax return online free In 2013, you received a $12,000 bonus for work you did abroad in 2012. Amend 2009 tax return online free You can exclude $4,700 of the bonus because the limit on the foreign earned income exclusion for 2012 was $95,100 and you have already excluded $90,400. Amend 2009 tax return online free Since you must include $7,300 of the bonus ($12,000 − $4,700) for work you did in 2012 in income, you can file an amended return for 2012 to claim $677 of the deductions. Amend 2009 tax return online free This is the deductions allocable to the foreign earned income ($9,500) multiplied by the includible portion of the foreign earned income ($7,300) and divided by the total foreign earned income for 2012 ($102,400). 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Amend 2009 tax return online free To find the part of your moving expenses that is not deductible, multiply your $6,000 total expenses by the fraction $113,190 over $122,100. Amend 2009 tax return online free The result, $5,562, is your nondeductible amount. Amend 2009 tax return online free    You must report the full amount of the moving expense reimbursement in the year in which you received the reimbursement. Amend 2009 tax return online free In the preceding example, this year was 2012. Amend 2009 tax return online free You attribute the reimbursement to both 2012 and 2013 only to figure the amount of foreign earned income eligible for exclusion for each year. Amend 2009 tax return online free Move between foreign countries. Amend 2009 tax return online free   If you move between foreign countries, your moving expense is allocable to income earned in the year of the move if you qualified under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test for a period that includes at least 120 days in the year of the move. Amend 2009 tax return online free New place of work in U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free   If your new place of work is in the United States, the deductible moving expenses are directly connected with the income earned in the United States. Amend 2009 tax return online free If you treat a reimbursement from your employer as foreign earned income (see the discussion in chapter 4), you must allocate deductible moving expenses to foreign earned income. Amend 2009 tax return online free Storage expenses. Amend 2009 tax return online free   These expenses are attributable to work you do during the year in which you incur the storage expenses. Amend 2009 tax return online free You cannot deduct the amount allocable to excluded income. Amend 2009 tax return online free Moving Expense Attributable to Foreign Earnings in 2 Years If your moving expense deduction is attributable to your foreign earnings in 2 years (the year of the move and the following year), you should request an extension of time to file your return for the year of the move until after the end of the second year. Amend 2009 tax return online free By then, you should have all the information needed to properly figure the moving expense deduction. Amend 2009 tax return online free See Extensions under When To File and Pay in chapter 1. Amend 2009 tax return online free If you do not request an extension, you should figure the part of the moving expense that you cannot deduct because it is allocable to the foreign earned income you are excluding. Amend 2009 tax return online free You do this by multiplying the moving expense by a fraction, the numerator (top number) of which is your excluded foreign earned income for the year of the move, and the denominator (bottom number) of which is your total foreign earned income for the year of the move. Amend 2009 tax return online free Once you know your foreign earnings and exclusion for the following year, you must either: Adjust the moving expense deduction by filing an amended return for the year of the move, or Recapture any additional unallowable amount as income on your return for the following year. Amend 2009 tax return online free If, after you make the final computation, you have an additional amount of allowable moving expense deduction, you can claim this only on an amended return for the year of the move. Amend 2009 tax return online free You cannot claim it on the return for the second year. Amend 2009 tax return online free Forms To File Report your moving expenses on Form 3903. Amend 2009 tax return online free Report your moving expense deduction on line 26 of Form 1040. Amend 2009 tax return online free If you must reduce your moving expenses by the amount allocable to excluded income (as explained later under How To Report Deductions ), attach a statement to your return showing how you figured this amount. Amend 2009 tax return online free For more information about figuring moving expenses, see Publication 521. Amend 2009 tax return online free Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements Contributions to your individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) that are traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs are generally limited to the lesser of $5,500 ($6,500 if 50 or older) or your compensation that is includible in your gross income for the tax year. Amend 2009 tax return online free In determining compensation for this purpose, do not take into account amounts you exclude under either the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion. Amend 2009 tax return online free Do not reduce your compensation by the foreign housing deduction. Amend 2009 tax return online free If you are covered by an employer retirement plan at work, your deduction for your contributions to your traditional IRAs is generally limited based on your modified adjusted gross income. Amend 2009 tax return online free This is your adjusted gross income figured without taking into account the foreign earned income exclusion, the foreign housing exclusion, or the foreign housing deduction. Amend 2009 tax return online free Other modifications are also required. Amend 2009 tax return online free For more information on IRAs, see Publication 590. Amend 2009 tax return online free Taxes of Foreign Countries and U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free Possessions You can take either a credit or a deduction for income taxes paid to a foreign country or a U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free possession. Amend 2009 tax return online free Taken as a deduction, foreign income taxes reduce your taxable income. Amend 2009 tax return online free Taken as a credit, foreign income taxes reduce your tax liability. Amend 2009 tax return online free You must treat all foreign income taxes the same way. Amend 2009 tax return online free If you take a credit for any foreign income taxes, you cannot deduct any foreign income taxes. Amend 2009 tax return online free However, you may be able to deduct other foreign taxes. Amend 2009 tax return online free See Deduction for Other Foreign Taxes, later. Amend 2009 tax return online free There is no rule to determine whether it is to your advantage to take a deduction or a credit for foreign income taxes. Amend 2009 tax return online free In most cases, it is to your advantage to take foreign income taxes as a tax credit, which you subtract directly from your U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free tax liability, rather than as a deduction in figuring taxable income. Amend 2009 tax return online free However, if foreign income taxes were imposed at a high rate and the proportion of foreign income to U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free income is small, a lower final tax may result from deducting the foreign income taxes. Amend 2009 tax return online free In any event, you should figure your tax liability both ways and then use the one that is better for you. Amend 2009 tax return online free You can make or change your choice within 10 years from the due date for filing the tax return on which you are entitled to take either the deduction or the credit. Amend 2009 tax return online free Foreign income taxes. Amend 2009 tax return online free   These are generally income taxes you pay to any foreign country or possession of the United States. Amend 2009 tax return online free Foreign income taxes on U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free return. Amend 2009 tax return online free   Foreign income taxes can only be taken as a credit on Form 1040, line 47, or as an itemized deduction on Schedule A. Amend 2009 tax return online free These amounts cannot be included as withheld income taxes on Form 1040, line 62. Amend 2009 tax return online free Foreign taxes paid on excluded income. Amend 2009 tax return online free   You cannot take a credit or deduction for foreign income taxes paid on earnings you exclude from tax under any of the following. Amend 2009 tax return online free Foreign earned income exclusion. Amend 2009 tax return online free Foreign housing exclusion. Amend 2009 tax return online free Possession exclusion. Amend 2009 tax return online free If your wages are completely excluded, you cannot deduct or take a credit for any of the foreign taxes paid on your wages. Amend 2009 tax return online free   If only part of your wages is excluded, you cannot deduct or take a credit for the foreign income taxes allocable to the excluded part. Amend 2009 tax return online free You find the taxes allocable to your excluded wages by applying a fraction to the foreign taxes paid on foreign earned income received during the tax year. Amend 2009 tax return online free The numerator (top number) of the fraction is your excluded foreign earned income received during the tax year minus deductible expenses allocable to that income (not including the foreign housing deduction). Amend 2009 tax return online free The denominator (bottom number) of the fraction is your total foreign earned income received during the tax year minus all deductible expenses allocable to that income (including the foreign housing deduction). Amend 2009 tax return online free   If foreign law taxes both earned income and some other type of income and the taxes on the other type cannot be separated, the denominator of the fraction is the total amount of income subject to foreign tax minus deductible expenses allocable to that income. Amend 2009 tax return online free    If you take a foreign tax credit for tax on income you could have excluded under your choice to exclude foreign earned income or your choice to exclude foreign housing costs, one or both of the choices may be considered revoked. Amend 2009 tax return online free Credit for Foreign Income Taxes If you take the foreign tax credit, you may have to file Form 1116 with Form 1040. Amend 2009 tax return online free Form 1116 is used to figure the amount of foreign tax paid or accrued that can be claimed as a foreign tax credit. Amend 2009 tax return online free Do not include the amount of foreign tax paid or accrued as withheld federal income taxes on Form 1040, line 62. Amend 2009 tax return online free The foreign income tax for which you can claim a credit is the amount of legal and actual tax liability you pay or accrue during the year. Amend 2009 tax return online free The amount for which you can claim a credit is not necessarily the amount withheld by the foreign country. Amend 2009 tax return online free You cannot take a foreign tax credit for income tax you paid to a foreign country that would be refunded by the foreign country if you made a claim for refund. Amend 2009 tax return online free Subsidies. Amend 2009 tax return online free   If a foreign country returns your foreign tax payments to you in the form of a subsidy, you cannot claim a foreign tax credit based on these payments. Amend 2009 tax return online free This rule applies to a subsidy provided by any means that is determined, directly or indirectly, by reference to the amount of tax, or to the base used to figure the tax. Amend 2009 tax return online free   Some ways of providing a subsidy are refunds, credits, deductions, payments, or discharges of obligations. Amend 2009 tax return online free A credit is also not allowed if the subsidy is given to a person related to you, or persons who participated in a transaction or a related transaction with you. Amend 2009 tax return online free Limit The foreign tax credit is limited to the part of your total U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free tax that is in proportion to your taxable income from sources outside the United States compared to your total taxable income. Amend 2009 tax return online free The allowable foreign tax credit cannot be more than your actual foreign tax liability. Amend 2009 tax return online free Exemption from limit. Amend 2009 tax return online free   You will not be subject to this limit and will not have to file Form 1116 if you meet all three of the following requirements. Amend 2009 tax return online free Your only foreign source income for the year is passive income (dividends, interest, royalties, etc. Amend 2009 tax return online free ) that is reported to you on a payee statement (such as a Form 1099-DIV or 1099-INT). Amend 2009 tax return online free Your foreign taxes for the year that qualify for the credit are not more than $300 ($600 if you are filing a joint return) and are reported on a payee statement. Amend 2009 tax return online free You elect this procedure. Amend 2009 tax return online free If you make this election, you cannot carry back or carry over any unused foreign tax to or from this year. Amend 2009 tax return online free Separate limit. Amend 2009 tax return online free   You must figure the limit on a separate basis with regard to “passive category income” and “general category income” (see the instructions for Form 1116). Amend 2009 tax return online free Figuring the limit. Amend 2009 tax return online free   In figuring taxable income in each category, you take into account only the amount that you must include in income on your federal tax return. Amend 2009 tax return online free Do not take any excluded amount into account. Amend 2009 tax return online free   To determine your taxable income in each category, deduct expenses and losses that are definitely related to that income. Amend 2009 tax return online free   Other expenses (such as itemized deductions or the standard deduction) not definitely related to specific items of income must be apportioned to the foreign income in each category by multiplying them by a fraction. Amend 2009 tax return online free The numerator (top number) of the fraction is your gross foreign income in the separate limit category. Amend 2009 tax return online free The denominator (bottom number) of the fraction is your gross income from all sources. Amend 2009 tax return online free For this purpose, gross income includes income that is excluded under the foreign earned income provisions but does not include any other exempt income. Amend 2009 tax return online free You must use special rules for deducting interest expenses. Amend 2009 tax return online free For more information on allocating and apportioning your deductions, see Publication 514. Amend 2009 tax return online free Exemptions. Amend 2009 tax return online free   Do not take the deduction for exemptions for yourself, your spouse, or your dependents in figuring taxable income for purposes of the limit. Amend 2009 tax return online free Recapture of foreign losses. Amend 2009 tax return online free   If you have an overall foreign loss and the loss reduces your U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free source income (resulting in a reduction of your U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free tax liability), you must recapture the loss in later years when you have taxable income from foreign sources. Amend 2009 tax return online free This is done by treating a part of your taxable income from foreign sources in later years as U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free source income. Amend 2009 tax return online free This reduces the numerator of the limiting fraction and the resulting foreign tax credit limit. Amend 2009 tax return online free Recapture of domestic losses. Amend 2009 tax return online free   If you have an overall domestic loss (resulting in no U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free tax liability), you cannot claim a foreign tax credit for taxes paid during that year. Amend 2009 tax return online free You must recapture the loss in later years when you have U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free source taxable income. Amend 2009 tax return online free This is done by treating a part of your taxable income from U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free sources in later years as foreign source income. Amend 2009 tax return online free This increases the numerator of the limiting fraction and the resulting foreign tax credit limit. Amend 2009 tax return online free Foreign tax credit carryback and carryover. Amend 2009 tax return online free   The amount of foreign income tax not allowed as a credit because of the limit can be carried back 1 year and carried forward 10 years. Amend 2009 tax return online free   More information on figuring the foreign tax credit can be found in Publication 514. Amend 2009 tax return online free Deduction for Foreign Income Taxes Instead of taking the foreign tax credit, you can deduct foreign income taxes as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Amend 2009 tax return online free You can deduct only foreign income taxes paid on income that is subject to U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free tax. Amend 2009 tax return online free You cannot deduct foreign taxes paid on earnings you exclude from tax under any of the following. Amend 2009 tax return online free Foreign earned income exclusion. Amend 2009 tax return online free Foreign housing exclusion. Amend 2009 tax return online free Possession exclusion. Amend 2009 tax return online free Example. Amend 2009 tax return online free You are a U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free citizen and qualify to exclude your foreign earned income. Amend 2009 tax return online free Your excluded wages in Country X are $70,000 on which you paid income tax of $10,000. Amend 2009 tax return online free You received dividends from Country X of $2,000 on which you paid income tax of $600. Amend 2009 tax return online free You can deduct the $600 tax payment because the dividends relating to it are subject to U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free tax. Amend 2009 tax return online free Because you exclude your wages, you cannot deduct the income tax of $10,000. Amend 2009 tax return online free If you exclude only a part of your wages, see the earlier discussion under Foreign taxes paid on excluded income. Amend 2009 tax return online free Deduction for Other Foreign Taxes You can deduct real property taxes you pay that are imposed on you by a foreign country. Amend 2009 tax return online free You take this deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Amend 2009 tax return online free You cannot deduct other foreign taxes, such as personal property taxes, unless you incurred the expenses in a trade or business or in the production of income. Amend 2009 tax return online free On the other hand, you generally can deduct personal property taxes when you pay them to U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free possessions. Amend 2009 tax return online free But if you claim the possession exclusion, see Publication 570. Amend 2009 tax return online free The deduction for foreign taxes other than foreign income taxes is not related to the foreign tax credit. Amend 2009 tax return online free You can take deductions for these miscellaneous foreign taxes and also claim the foreign tax credit for income taxes imposed by a foreign country. Amend 2009 tax return online free How To Report Deductions If you exclude foreign earned income or housing amounts, how you show your deductions on your tax return and how you figure the amount allocable to your excluded income depends on whether the expenses are used in figuring adjusted gross income (Form 1040, line 38) or are itemized deductions. Amend 2009 tax return online free If you have deductions used in figuring adjusted gross income, enter the total amount for each of these items on the appropriate lines and schedules of Form 1040. Amend 2009 tax return online free Generally, you figure the amount of a deduction related to the excluded income by multiplying the deduction by a fraction, the numerator of which is your foreign earned income exclusion and the denominator of which is your foreign earned income. Amend 2009 tax return online free Enter the amount of the deduction(s) related to excluded income on line 44 of Form 2555. Amend 2009 tax return online free If you have itemized deductions related to excluded income, enter on Schedule A (Form 1040) only the part not related to excluded income. Amend 2009 tax return online free You figure that amount by subtracting from the total deduction the amount related to excluded income. Amend 2009 tax return online free Generally, you figure the amount that is related to the excluded income by multiplying the total deduction by a fraction, the numerator of which is your foreign earned income exclusion and the denominator of which is your foreign earned income. Amend 2009 tax return online free Attach a statement to your return showing how you figured the deductible amount. Amend 2009 tax return online free Example 1. Amend 2009 tax return online free You are a U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free citizen employed as an accountant. Amend 2009 tax return online free Your tax home is in Germany for the entire tax year. Amend 2009 tax return online free You meet the physical presence test. Amend 2009 tax return online free Your foreign earned income for the year was $122,000 and your investment income was $10,380. Amend 2009 tax return online free After excluding $97,600, your AGI is $34,780. Amend 2009 tax return online free You had unreimbursed business expenses of $2,500 for travel and entertainment in earning your foreign income, of which $500 was for meals and entertainment. Amend 2009 tax return online free These expenses are deductible only as miscellaneous deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Amend 2009 tax return online free You also have $500 of miscellaneous expenses that are not related to your foreign income that you enter on line 23 of Schedule A. Amend 2009 tax return online free You must fill out Form 2106. Amend 2009 tax return online free On that form, reduce your deductible meal and entertainment expenses by 50% ($250). Amend 2009 tax return online free You must reduce the remaining $2,250 of travel and entertainment expenses by 80% ($1,800) because you excluded 80% ($97,600/$122,000) of your foreign earned income. Amend 2009 tax return online free You carry the remaining total of $450 to line 21 of Schedule A. Amend 2009 tax return online free Add the $450 to the $500 that you have on line 23 and enter the total ($950) on line 24. Amend 2009 tax return online free On line 26 of Schedule A, enter $696, which is 2% of your adjusted gross income of $34,780 (line 38, Form 1040) and subtract it from the amount on line 24. Amend 2009 tax return online free Enter $254 on line 27 of Schedule A. Amend 2009 tax return online free Example 2. Amend 2009 tax return online free You are a U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free citizen, have a tax home in Spain, and meet the physical presence test. Amend 2009 tax return online free You are self-employed and personal services produce the business income. Amend 2009 tax return online free Your gross income was $116,931, business expenses $66,895, and net income (profit) $50,036. Amend 2009 tax return online free You choose the foreign earned income exclusion and exclude $97,600 of your gross income. Amend 2009 tax return online free Since your excluded income is 83. Amend 2009 tax return online free 47% of your total income, 83. Amend 2009 tax return online free 47% of your business expenses are not deductible. Amend 2009 tax return online free Report your total income and expenses on Schedule C (Form 1040). Amend 2009 tax return online free On Form 2555 you will show the following: Line 20a, $116,931, gross income, Lines 42 and 43, $97,600, foreign earned income exclusion, and Line 44, $55,837 (83. Amend 2009 tax return online free 47% × $66,895) business expenses attributable to the exclusion. Amend 2009 tax return online free In this situation (Example 2), you cannot use Form 2555-EZ since you had self-employment income and business expenses. Amend 2009 tax return online free Example 3. Amend 2009 tax return online free Assume in Example 2 that both capital and personal services combine to produce the business income. Amend 2009 tax return online free No more than 30% of your net income, or $15,011, assuming that this amount is a reasonable allowance for your services, is considered earned and can be excluded. Amend 2009 tax return online free Your exclusion of $15,011 is 12. Amend 2009 tax return online free 84% of your gross income ($15,011 ÷ $116,931). Amend 2009 tax return online free Because you excluded 12. Amend 2009 tax return online free 84% of your total income, $8,589 (. Amend 2009 tax return online free 1284 x $66,895) of your business expenses is attributable to the excluded income and is not deductible. Amend 2009 tax return online free Example 4. Amend 2009 tax return online free You are a U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free citizen, have a tax home in Brazil, and meet the physical presence test. Amend 2009 tax return online free You are self-employed and both capital and personal services combine to produce business income. Amend 2009 tax return online free Your gross income was $146,000, business expenses were $172,000, and your net loss was $26,000. Amend 2009 tax return online free A reasonable allowance for the services you performed for the business is $77,000. Amend 2009 tax return online free Because you incurred a net loss, the earned income limit of 30% of your net profit does not apply. Amend 2009 tax return online free The $77,000 is foreign earned income. Amend 2009 tax return online free If you choose to exclude the $77,000, you exclude 52. Amend 2009 tax return online free 74% of your gross income ($77,000 ÷ $146,000), and 52. Amend 2009 tax return online free 74% of your business expenses ($90,713) is attributable to that income and is not deductible. Amend 2009 tax return online free Show your total income and expenses on Schedule C (Form 1040). Amend 2009 tax return online free On Form 2555, exclude $77,000 and show $90,713 on line 44. Amend 2009 tax return online free Subtract line 44 from line 43, and enter the difference as a negative (in parentheses) on line 45. Amend 2009 tax return online free Because this amount is negative, enter it as a positive (no parentheses) on line 21, Form 1040, and combine it with your other income to arrive at total income on line 22 of Form 1040. Amend 2009 tax return online free In this situation (Example 4), you would probably not want to choose the foreign earned income exclusion if this was the first year you were eligible. Amend 2009 tax return online free If you had chosen the exclusion in an earlier year, you might want to revoke the choice for this year. Amend 2009 tax return online free To do so would mean that you could not claim the exclusion again for the next 5 tax years without IRS approval. Amend 2009 tax return online free See Choosing the Exclusion in chapter 4. Amend 2009 tax return online free Example 5. Amend 2009 tax return online free You are a U. Amend 2009 tax return online free S. Amend 2009 tax return online free citizen, have a tax home in Panama, and meet the bona fide residence test. Amend 2009 tax return online free You have been performing services for clients as a partner in a firm that provides services exclusively in Panama. Amend 2009 tax return online free Capital investment is not material in producing the partnership's income. Amend 2009 tax return online free Under the terms of the partnership agreement, you are to receive 50% of the net profits. Amend 2009 tax return online free The partnership received gross income of $244,000 and incurred operating expenses of $98,250. Amend 2009 tax return online free Of the net profits of $145,750, you received $72,875 as your distributive share. Amend 2009 tax return online free You choose to exclude $97,600 of your share of the gross income. Amend 2009 tax return online free Because you exclude 80% ($97,600 ÷ $122,000) of your share of the gross income, you cannot deduct $39,300, 80% of your share of the operating expenses (. Amend 2009 tax return online free 80 × $49,125). Amend 2009 tax return online free Report $72,875, your distributive share of the partnership net profit, on Schedule E (Form 1040), Supplemental Income and Loss. Amend 2009 tax return online free On Form 2555, show $97,600 on line 42 and show $39,300 on line 44. Amend 2009 tax return online free Your exclusion on Form 2555 is $58,300. Amend 2009 tax return online free In this situation (Example 5), you cannot use Form 2555-EZ since you had earned income other than salaries and wages and you had business expenses. Amend 2009 tax return online free Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications