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Can you amend a tax return online Car Expenses Table of Contents Introduction Depreciation of CarSpecial Depreciation Allowance Depreciation Limit Amended Return Election Not To Claim Special Allowance If you purchased a car after September 10, 2001, for use in your business (or as an employee) and figure your deductible expenses using the actual car expense method, new law contains provisions that may affect your depreciation deduction for that car. Can you amend a tax return online Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses, contains information on figuring depreciation on your car. Can you amend a tax return online However, Publication 463 does not contain the new provisions because it was printed before the law was enacted. Can you amend a tax return online The new provisions are in the Supplement to Publication 463, which is reprinted below. Can you amend a tax return online Supplement to Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses   Introduction This supplemental publication is for taxpayers who purchased a car for business purposes after September 10, 2001, and figure their deductible expenses, including a deduction for depreciation, using the actual car expense method. Can you amend a tax return online After Publication 463 was printed, the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002 was signed into law by the President. Can you amend a tax return online Certain provisions of this new law may reduce your taxes for 2001. Can you amend a tax return online The new law contains the following provisions. Can you amend a tax return online A new depreciation deduction, the special depreciation allowance. Can you amend a tax return online An increase in the limit on depreciation for any car for which you claim the new special depreciation allowance. Can you amend a tax return online If you have already filed your 2001 return, you may wish to file an amended return to claim any of these benefits. Can you amend a tax return online See Amended Return, later. Can you amend a tax return online Depreciation of Car If you used the actual car expense method to figure your deduction for a car you own and use in your business (or as an employee), you generally can claim a depreciation deduction. Can you amend a tax return online However, there is a limit on the depreciation deduction you can take for your car each year. Can you amend a tax return online See Depreciation Limit later. Can you amend a tax return online Special Depreciation Allowance The new law allows you to claim a special depreciation allowance. Can you amend a tax return online This special allowance is a deduction equal to 30% of the depreciable basis of qualified property. Can you amend a tax return online You figure the amount of the special depreciation allowance after any section 179 deduction you choose to claim, but before figuring your regular depreciation deduction under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS). Can you amend a tax return online See Depreciation Deduction under Actual Car Expenses in chapter 4 of Publication 463 for information about MACRS. Can you amend a tax return online You can claim the special depreciation allowance only for the year the qualified property is placed in service. Can you amend a tax return online Qualified property. Can you amend a tax return online   Qualified property includes a car (any four-wheeled vehicle, including a truck or van not more than 6,000 pounds, that is made primarily for use on public streets, roads, and highways) that meets all of the following requirements. Can you amend a tax return online You bought it new. Can you amend a tax return online You bought it after September 10, 2001. Can you amend a tax return online (But a car is not qualified property if a binding written contract for you to buy the car was in effect before September 11, 2001. Can you amend a tax return online ) You began using it for business after September 10, 2001, and used it more than 50% in a qualified business use. Can you amend a tax return online Example. Can you amend a tax return online Bob bought a new car on October 15, 2001, for $20,000 and placed it in service immediately, using it 75% for business. Can you amend a tax return online Bob's car is qualified property. Can you amend a tax return online Bob chooses not to take a section 179 deduction for the car. Can you amend a tax return online He does claim the new special depreciation allowance. Can you amend a tax return online Bob first must figure the car's depreciable basis, which is $15,000 ($20,000 × . Can you amend a tax return online 75). Can you amend a tax return online He then figures the special depreciation allowance of $4,500 ($15,000 × . Can you amend a tax return online 30). Can you amend a tax return online The remaining depreciable basis of $10,500 ($15,000 - $4,500) is depreciated using MACRS (200% declining balance method, half-year convention) and results in a deduction of $2,100 ($10,500 × . Can you amend a tax return online 20), for a total depreciation deduction for 2001 of $6,600 ($4,500 + $2,100). Can you amend a tax return online However, Bob's depreciation deduction is limited to $5,745 ($7,660 × . Can you amend a tax return online 75), as discussed next. Can you amend a tax return online Depreciation Limit The limit on your depreciation deduction for 2001 is increased to $7,660 for a car that is qualified property (defined above) and for which you claim the special depreciation allowance. Can you amend a tax return online The limit is increased to $23,080 if the car is an electric car. Can you amend a tax return online The section 179 deduction is treated as depreciation for purposes of this limit. Can you amend a tax return online If you use a car less than 100% in your business or work, the limit is $7,660 (or $23,080 for an electric car) multiplied by the percentage of business and investment use during the year. Can you amend a tax return online For cars that do not qualify for (or for which you choose not to claim) the special depreciation allowance, the limit remains $3,060 ($9,280 for electric cars). Can you amend a tax return online Amended Return If you filed your 2001 calendar year return before June 1, 2002, and did not claim the new special depreciation allowance for a qualified car, you can claim it by filing an amended return on Form 1040X, Amended U. Can you amend a tax return online S. Can you amend a tax return online Individual Income Tax Return, by April 15, 2003. Can you amend a tax return online At the top of the Form 1040X, print “Filed pursuant to Revenue Procedure 2002–33. Can you amend a tax return online ” If you are an employee, attach Form 2106, Employee Business Expenses (revised March 2002). Can you amend a tax return online If you are self-employed, attach Form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization (revised March 2002). Can you amend a tax return online Or, you can claim the special depreciation allowance by filing Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method, with your 2002 return. Can you amend a tax return online For details, see Revenue Procedure 2002–33. Can you amend a tax return online (But, filing Form 1040X for 2001 enables you to claim the special allowance earlier than attaching Form 3115 to your 2002 return. Can you amend a tax return online ) You cannot claim the special depreciation allowance on an amended return (or by using Form 3115) if you made, or are treated as having made, the election not to claim it described later. Can you amend a tax return online Example. Can you amend a tax return online The facts are the same as in the previous example except that Bob filed his original 2001 income tax return on April 15, 2002, and claimed a $3,000 ($20,000 x . Can you amend a tax return online 75 x . Can you amend a tax return online 20) depreciation deduction for his new car using MACRS. Can you amend a tax return online Bob now wishes to claim the special depreciation allowance for his new car on an amended 2001 return. Can you amend a tax return online Bob, who is an employee, files Form 1040X, by April 15, 2003, with an updated Form 2106 (revised March 2002) attached, increasing his total depreciation deduction to $5,745, as figured in the earlier example. Can you amend a tax return online Bob's new filled-in Form 2106 is shown later. Can you amend a tax return online Election Not To Claim Special Allowance You can elect not to claim the special depreciation allowance for a car by making a statement attached to, or written on, your return indicating that you are electing not to claim the special depreciation allowance for 5-year property. Can you amend a tax return online As a general rule, you must make this election by the due date (including extensions) of your return. Can you amend a tax return online You can have an automatic extension of 6 months from the due date of your return (excluding extensions) to make the election with an amended return. Can you amend a tax return online To get this extension, you must have filed your original return by the due date (including extensions). Can you amend a tax return online At the top of the statement, print “Filed pursuant to section 301. Can you amend a tax return online 9100–2. Can you amend a tax return online ” If you elect not to claim the special depreciation allowance for a car, you cannot claim it for any other 5-year property placed in service during the same year. Can you amend a tax return online Unless you elect (or are treated as electing) not to claim the special depreciation allowance, you must reduce the car's adjusted basis by the amount of the allowance, even if the allowance was not claimed. Can you amend a tax return online Deemed election for return filed before June 1, 2002. Can you amend a tax return online   If you did not make the election not to claim the special depreciation allowance in the time and manner described above, you will still be treated as electing not to claim it if all of the following apply. Can you amend a tax return online You filed your 2001 return before June 1, 2002. Can you amend a tax return online You claimed depreciation on your return but did not claim the special depreciation allowance. 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Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes. Both individuals and businesses in a federally declared disaster area can get a faster refund by claiming losses related to the disaster on the tax return for the previous year, usually by filing an amended return.

The IRS also offers audio presentations on Planning for Disaster. These presentations discuss business continuity planning, insurance coverage, recording keeping and other tips to stay in business after a major disaster.

Get the Latest Tax Relief Guidance in Disaster Situations
Recent special tax law provisions may help taxpayers recover financially from the impact of a major disaster in their location.

Preparing for Disasters
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Help for Disaster Victims
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Help During Disasters
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Around the Nation
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Tax Topic 515 - Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Losses
Casualty losses can result from the destruction of or damage to your property from any sudden, unexpected, and unusual event such as a flood, hurricane, tornado, fire, earthquake or even volcanic eruption.

Disaster Assistance Self-Study
The Disaster Assistance Self-Study provides the basic information needed to assist taxpayers in a disaster. It provides the volunteer practitioner disaster representative member with information on distributing Disaster Kits, computing gains/losses as the result of a disaster, information about administrative tax relief and information about the psychological effects of a disaster on its victims.

For Individuals

FAQs for Disaster Victims
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Gulf Oil Spill: Questions and Answers
The existing law dictates whether payments received from BP for losses, damage and injuries are taxable. Refer to the Gulf Oil Spill technical questions and answers for more information.

Reconstructing Your Records
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Publication 2194, Disaster Resource Guide for Individuals and Businesses (PDF)
Publication 2194 is a Disaster Losses Kit to help individuals claim casualty losses on property that was destroyed by a natural disaster. The kit contains tax forms needed to claim a casualty loss. It also answers common questions like how to extend the time you need to file, how you can receive free tax services and how to identify which disaster losses to claim.

Help for Hurricane Victims: Information on Tax Relief, Charitable Issues
The Internal Revenue Service is working to provide appropriate relief and assistance to victims of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.

For Businesses

Publication 2194, Disaster Resource Guide for Individuals and Businesses (PDF)
Publication 2194 is a Disaster Losses Kit to help businesses claim casualty losses on property that has been destroyed by a natural disaster. The kit contains tax forms needed to claim a casualty loss.

Crop Insurance and Crop Disaster Payments - Agriculture Tax Tips
This section offers helpful tax tips including whether crop insurance and crop disaster payments are taxable.

Disaster Planning Video Presentations:

For Tax Professionals

Disaster Relief Resource Center for Tax Professionals
Through this resource center we address many of the questions received from tax professionals. We've included information published by the IRS, along with links to IRS partners who may offer additional assistance. Many of our partners have developed Web pages that highlight the efforts they've made to help their fellow practitioners to recover and get re-established.

For Charitable Organizations

Disaster Relief - Resources for Charities and Contributors
After a disaster or in another emergency hardship situation, people may be interested in using a charitable organization to help victims. The IRS provides a number of resources to help them accomplish this goal.

Publication 3833, Disaster Relief, Providing Assistance Through Charitable Organizations (PDF)
This publication describes how members of the public can use charitable organizations to provide assistance to victims of disasters or other emergency hardship situations.

Talk With the IRS

Contact My Local Office
IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers are your one-stop resource for face-to-face tax help and solutions to tax problems, every business day.

Taxpayer Advocate Service
The Taxpayer Advocate is an independent organization within the IRS. They help taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommend changes that will prevent the problems.

Other Government Agency Disaster Information

DisasterAssistance.gov
This is a one stop web portal that consolidates information from 17 US Government Agencies where taxpayers can apply for Small Business Administration loans through online applications, receive referral information on forms of assistance that do not have online applications, or check the progress and status of their applications online.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal disaster aid programs provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are available to citizens affected by major disasters.

Small Business Administration (SBA)
The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is responsible for providing affordable, timely and accessible financial assistance to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes located in a declared disaster area. Financial assistance is available in the form of low-interest, long-term loans for losses that are not fully covered by insurance or other recoveries.

READY.gov
Learn how individuals and business can prepare for and respond to all kinds of disasters and emergencies.

GovBenefits.gov
GovBenefits.gov wants to let survivors and disaster relief workers know about the many disaster relief programs available. Perhaps you have suffered damage to a home or business, lost your job, or experienced crop damage due to a natural disaster. GovBenefits.gov has a variety of national benefit and assistance programs geared toward disaster recovery

IRS Forms and Publications

Publication 547 – Casualties, Disasters and Thefts
Publication 547 explains how to treat casualties, thefts, and losses on deposits. It discusses definitions, how to figure gain or loss, how to treat reimbursements, and how to report them.

Form 1040X (PDF).

Publication 584 (PDF). Also available in HTML.

Publication 584B (PDF). Also available in HTML.

Publication 2194 (PDF).

Publication 3067 (EN/SP) (PDF).

Publication 3067 (EN/CN) (PDF)

Publication 3067 (EN/DE) (PDF)

Publication 3067 (EN/KR) (PDF)

Publication 3067 (EN/RU) (PDF)

Publication 3067 (EN/VN) (PDF)

Publication 3833 (PDF).

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