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Do active military pay taxes 3. Do active military pay taxes   Savings Incentive Match Plans for Employees (SIMPLE) Table of Contents Introduction What Is a SIMPLE Plan?Eligible Employees How Are Contributions Made? How Much Can Be Contributed on Your Behalf?Matching contributions less than 3%. Do active military pay taxes Traditional IRA mistakenly moved to SIMPLE IRA. Do active military pay taxes When Can You Withdraw or Use Assets?Are Distributions Taxable? Introduction This chapter is for employees who need information about savings incentive match plans for employees (SIMPLE plans). Do active military pay taxes It explains what a SIMPLE plan is, contributions to a SIMPLE plan, and distributions from a SIMPLE plan. Do active military pay taxes Under a SIMPLE plan, SIMPLE retirement accounts for participating employees can be set up either as: Part of a 401(k) plan, or A plan using IRAs (SIMPLE IRA). Do active military pay taxes This chapter only discusses the SIMPLE plan rules that relate to SIMPLE IRAs. Do active military pay taxes See chapter 3 of Publication 560 for information on any special rules for SIMPLE plans that do not use IRAs. Do active military pay taxes If your employer maintains a SIMPLE plan, you must be notified, in writing, that you can choose the financial institution that will serve as trustee for your SIMPLE IRA and that you can roll over or transfer your SIMPLE IRA to another financial institution. Do active military pay taxes See Rollovers and Transfers Exception, later under When Can You Withdraw or Use Assets. Do active military pay taxes What Is a SIMPLE Plan? A SIMPLE plan is a tax-favored retirement plan that certain small employers (including self-employed individuals) can set up for the benefit of their employees. Do active military pay taxes See chapter 3 of Publication 560 for information on the requirements employers must satisfy to set up a SIMPLE plan. Do active military pay taxes A SIMPLE plan is a written agreement (salary reduction agreement) between you and your employer that allows you, if you are an eligible employee (including a self-employed individual), to choose to: Reduce your compensation (salary) by a certain percentage each pay period, and Have your employer contribute the salary reductions to a SIMPLE IRA on your behalf. Do active military pay taxes These contributions are called salary reduction contributions. Do active military pay taxes All contributions under a SIMPLE IRA plan must be made to SIMPLE IRAs, not to any other type of IRA. Do active military pay taxes The SIMPLE IRA can be an individual retirement account or an individual retirement annuity, described in chapter 1. Do active military pay taxes Contributions are made on behalf of eligible employees. Do active military pay taxes (See Eligible Employees below. Do active military pay taxes ) Contributions are also subject to various limits. Do active military pay taxes (See How Much Can Be Contributed on Your Behalf , later. Do active military pay taxes ) In addition to salary reduction contributions, your employer must make either matching contributions or nonelective contributions. Do active military pay taxes See How Are Contributions Made , later. Do active military pay taxes You may be able to claim a credit for contributions to your SIMPLE plan. Do active military pay taxes For more information, see chapter 4. Do active military pay taxes Eligible Employees You must be allowed to participate in your employer's SIMPLE plan if you: Received at least $5,000 in compensation from your employer during any 2 years prior to the current year, and Are reasonably expected to receive at least $5,000 in compensation during the calendar year for which contributions are made. Do active military pay taxes Self-employed individual. Do active military pay taxes   For SIMPLE plan purposes, the term employee includes a self-employed individual who received earned income. Do active military pay taxes Excludable employees. Do active military pay taxes   Your employer can exclude the following employees from participating in the SIMPLE plan. Do active military pay taxes Employees whose retirement benefits are covered by a collective bargaining agreement (union contract). Do active military pay taxes Employees who are nonresident aliens and received no earned income from sources within the United States. Do active military pay taxes Employees who would not have been eligible employees if an acquisition, disposition, or similar transaction had not occurred during the year. Do active military pay taxes Compensation. Do active military pay taxes   For purposes of the SIMPLE plan rules, your compensation for a year generally includes the following amounts. Do active military pay taxes Wages, tips, and other pay from your employer that is subject to income tax withholding. Do active military pay taxes Deferred amounts elected under any 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, government (section 457) plans, SEP plans, and SIMPLE plans. Do active military pay taxes Self-employed individual compensation. Do active military pay taxes   For purposes of the SIMPLE plan rules, if you are self-employed, your compensation for a year is your net earnings from self-employment (Schedule SE (Form 1040), Section A, line 4, or Section B, line 6) before subtracting any contributions made to a SIMPLE IRA on your behalf. Do active military pay taxes   For these purposes, net earnings from self-employment include services performed while claiming exemption from self-employment tax as a member of a group conscientiously opposed to social security benefits. Do active military pay taxes How Are Contributions Made? Contributions under a salary reduction agreement are called salary reduction contributions. Do active military pay taxes They are made on your behalf by your employer. Do active military pay taxes Your employer must also make either matching contributions or nonelective contributions. Do active military pay taxes Salary reduction contributions. Do active military pay taxes   During the 60-day period before the beginning of any year, and during the 60-day period before you are eligible, you can choose salary reduction contributions expressed either as a percentage of compensation, or as a specific dollar amount (if your employer offers this choice). Do active military pay taxes You can choose to cancel the election at any time during the year. Do active military pay taxes   Salary reduction contributions are also referred to as “elective deferrals. Do active military pay taxes ”   Your employer cannot place restrictions on the contributions amount (such as by limiting the contributions percentage), except to comply with the salary reduction contributions limit, discussed under How Much Can Be Contributed on Your Behalf, later. Do active military pay taxes Matching contributions. Do active military pay taxes   Unless your employer chooses to make nonelective contributions, your employer must make contributions equal to the salary reduction contributions you choose (elect), but only up to certain limits. Do active military pay taxes See How Much Can Be Contributed on Your Behalf below. Do active military pay taxes These contributions are in addition to the salary reduction contributions and must be made to the SIMPLE IRAs of all eligible employees (defined earlier) who chose salary reductions. Do active military pay taxes These contributions are referred to as matching contributions. Do active military pay taxes   Matching contributions on behalf of a self-employed individual are not treated as salary reduction contributions. Do active military pay taxes Nonelective contributions. Do active military pay taxes   Instead of making matching contributions, your employer may be able to choose to make nonelective contributions on behalf of all eligible employees. Do active military pay taxes These nonelective contributions must be made on behalf of each eligible employee who has at least $5,000 of compensation from your employer, whether or not the employee chose salary reductions. Do active military pay taxes   One of the requirements your employer must satisfy is notifying the employees that the election was made. Do active military pay taxes For other requirements that your employer must satisfy, see chapter 3 of Publication 560. Do active military pay taxes How Much Can Be Contributed on Your Behalf? The limits on contributions to a SIMPLE IRA vary with the type of contribution that is made. Do active military pay taxes Salary reduction contributions limit. Do active military pay taxes   Salary reduction contributions (employee-chosen contributions or elective deferrals) that your employer can make on your behalf under a SIMPLE plan are limited to $12,000 for 2013. Do active military pay taxes The limitation remains at $12,000 for 2014. Do active military pay taxes If you are a participant in any other employer plans during 2013 and you have elective salary reductions or deferred compensation under those plans, the salary reduction contributions under the SIMPLE plan also are included in the annual limit of $17,500 for 2013 on exclusions of salary reductions and other elective deferrals. Do active military pay taxes You, not your employer, are responsible for monitoring compliance with these limits. Do active military pay taxes Additional elective deferrals can be contributed to your SIMPLE plan if: You reached age 50 by the end of 2013, and No other elective deferrals can be made for you to the plan for the year because of limits or restrictions, such as the regular annual limit. Do active military pay taxes The most that can be contributed in additional elective deferrals to your SIMPLE plan is the lesser of the following two amounts. Do active military pay taxes $2,500 for 2013, or Your compensation for the year reduced by your other elective deferrals for the year. Do active military pay taxes The additional deferrals are not subject to any other contribution limit and are not taken into account in applying other contribution limits. Do active military pay taxes The additional deferrals are not subject to the nondiscrimination rules as long as all eligible participants are allowed to make them. Do active military pay taxes Matching employer contributions limit. Do active military pay taxes   Generally, your employer must make matching contributions to your SIMPLE IRA in an amount equal to your salary reduction contributions. Do active military pay taxes These matching contributions cannot be more than 3% of your compensation for the calendar year. Do active military pay taxes See Matching contributions less than 3% below. Do active military pay taxes Example 1. Do active military pay taxes In 2013, Joshua was a participant in his employer's SIMPLE plan. Do active military pay taxes His compensation, before SIMPLE plan contributions, was $41,600 ($800 per week). Do active military pay taxes Instead of taking it all in cash, Joshua elected to have 12. Do active military pay taxes 5% of his weekly pay ($100) contributed to his SIMPLE IRA. Do active military pay taxes For the full year, Joshua's salary reduction contributions were $5,200, which is less than the $12,000 limit on these contributions. Do active military pay taxes Under the plan, Joshua's employer was required to make matching contributions to Joshua's SIMPLE IRA. Do active military pay taxes Because his employer's matching contributions must equal Joshua's salary reductions, but cannot be more than 3% of his compensation (before salary reductions) for the year, his employer's matching contribution was limited to $1,248 (3% of $41,600). Do active military pay taxes Example 2. Do active military pay taxes Assume the same facts as in Example 1 , except that Joshua's compensation for the year was $408,163 and he chose to have 2. Do active military pay taxes 94% of his weekly pay contributed to his SIMPLE IRA. Do active military pay taxes In this example, Joshua's salary reduction contributions for the year (2. Do active military pay taxes 94% × $408,163) were equal to the 2013 limit for salary reduction contributions ($12,000). Do active military pay taxes Because 3% of Joshua's compensation ($12,245) is more than the amount his employer was required to match ($12,000), his employer's matching contributions were limited to $12,000. Do active military pay taxes In this example, total contributions made on Joshua's behalf for the year were $24,000 ($12,000 (Joshua's contributions) + $12,000 (matching contributions)), the maximum contributions permitted under a SIMPLE IRA for 2013. Do active military pay taxes Matching contributions less than 3%. Do active military pay taxes   Your employer can reduce the 3% limit on matching contributions for a calendar year, but only if: The limit is not reduced below 1%, The limit is not reduced for more than 2 years out of the 5-year period that ends with (and includes) the year for which the election is effective, and Employees are notified of the reduced limit within a reasonable period of time before the 60-day election period during which they can enter into salary reduction agreements. Do active military pay taxes   For purposes of applying the rule in item (2) in determining whether the limit was reduced below 3% for the year, any year before the first year in which your employer (or a former employer) maintains a SIMPLE IRA plan will be treated as a year for which the limit was 3%. Do active military pay taxes If your employer chooses to make nonelective contributions for a year, that year also will be treated as a year for which the limit was 3%. Do active military pay taxes Nonelective employer contributions limit. Do active military pay taxes   If your employer chooses to make nonelective contributions, instead of matching contributions, to each eligible employee's SIMPLE IRA, contributions must be 2% of your compensation for the entire year. Do active military pay taxes For 2013, only $255,000 of your compensation can be taken into account to figure the contribution limit. Do active military pay taxes   Your employer can substitute the 2% nonelective contribution for the matching contribution for a year if both of the following requirements are met. Do active military pay taxes Eligible employees are notified that a 2% nonelective contribution will be made instead of a matching contribution. Do active military pay taxes This notice is provided within a reasonable period during which employees can enter into salary reduction agreements. Do active military pay taxes Example 3. Do active military pay taxes Assume the same facts as in Example 2 , except that Joshua's employer chose to make nonelective contributions instead of matching contributions. Do active military pay taxes Because his employer's nonelective contributions are limited to 2% of up to $255,000 of Joshua's compensation, his employer's contribution to Joshua's SIMPLE IRA was limited to $5,100. Do active military pay taxes In this example, total contributions made on Joshua's behalf for the year were $17,100 (Joshua's salary reductions of $12,000 plus his employer's contribution of $5,100). Do active military pay taxes Traditional IRA mistakenly moved to SIMPLE IRA. Do active military pay taxes   If you mistakenly roll over or transfer an amount from a traditional IRA to a SIMPLE IRA, you can later recharacterize the amount as a contribution to another traditional IRA. Do active military pay taxes For more information, see Recharacterizations in chapter 1. Do active military pay taxes Recharacterizing employer contributions. Do active military pay taxes   You cannot recharacterize employer contributions (including elective deferrals) under a SEP or SIMPLE plan as contributions to another IRA. Do active military pay taxes SEPs are discussed in chapter 2 of Publication 560. Do active military pay taxes SIMPLE plans are discussed in this chapter. Do active military pay taxes Converting from a SIMPLE IRA. Do active military pay taxes   Generally, you can convert an amount in your SIMPLE IRA to a Roth IRA under the same rules explained in chapter 1 under Converting From Any Traditional IRA Into a Roth IRA . Do active military pay taxes    However, you cannot convert any amount distributed from the SIMPLE IRA during the 2-year period beginning on the date you first participated in any SIMPLE IRA plan maintained by your employer. Do active military pay taxes When Can You Withdraw or Use Assets? Generally, the same distribution (withdrawal) rules that apply to traditional IRAs apply to SIMPLE IRAs. Do active military pay taxes These rules are discussed in chapter 1. Do active military pay taxes Your employer cannot restrict you from taking distributions from a SIMPLE IRA. Do active military pay taxes Are Distributions Taxable? Generally, distributions from a SIMPLE IRA are fully taxable as ordinary income. Do active military pay taxes If the distribution is an early distribution (discussed in chapter 1), it may be subject to the additional tax on early distributions. Do active military pay taxes See Additional Tax on Early Distributions, later. Do active military pay taxes Rollovers and Transfers Exception Generally, rollovers and trustee-to-trustee transfers are not taxable distributions. Do active military pay taxes Two-year rule. Do active military pay taxes   To qualify as a tax-free rollover (or a tax-free trustee-to-trustee transfer), a rollover distribution (or a transfer) made from a SIMPLE IRA during the 2-year period beginning on the date on which you first participated in your employer's SIMPLE plan must be contributed (or transferred) to another SIMPLE IRA. Do active military pay taxes The 2-year period begins on the first day on which contributions made by your employer are deposited in your SIMPLE IRA. Do active military pay taxes   After the 2-year period, amounts in a SIMPLE IRA can be rolled over or transferred tax free to an IRA other than a SIMPLE IRA, or to a qualified plan, a tax-sheltered annuity plan (section 403(b) plan), or deferred compensation plan of a state or local government (section 457 plan). Do active military pay taxes Additional Tax on Early Distributions The additional tax on early distributions (discussed in chapter 1) applies to SIMPLE IRAs. Do active military pay taxes If a distribution is an early distribution and occurs during the 2-year period following the date on which you first participated in your employer's SIMPLE plan, the additional tax on early distributions is increased from 10% to 25%. Do active military pay taxes If a rollover distribution (or transfer) from a SIMPLE IRA does not satisfy the 2-year rule, and is otherwise an early distribution, the additional tax imposed because of the early distribution is increased from 10% to 25% of the amount distributed. Do active military pay taxes Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Do active military pay taxes Publication 551 - Main Content Table of Contents Cost BasisStocks and Bonds Real Property Business Assets Allocating the Basis Adjusted BasisIncreases to Basis Decreases to Basis Adjustments to Basis Example Basis Other Than CostProperty Received for Services Taxable Exchanges Nontaxable Exchanges Property Transferred From a Spouse Property Received as a Gift Inherited Property Property Changed to Business or Rental Use How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Do active military pay taxes Cost Basis The basis of property you buy is usually its cost. Do active military pay taxes The cost is the amount you pay in cash, debt obligations, other property, or services. Do active military pay taxes Your cost also includes amounts you pay for the following items. Do active military pay taxes Sales tax, Freight, Installation and testing, Excise taxes, Legal and accounting fees (when they must be capitalized), Revenue stamps, Recording fees, and Real estate taxes (if assumed for the seller). Do active military pay taxes  You may also have to capitalize (add to basis) certain other costs related to buying or producing property. Do active military pay taxes Loans with low or no interest. Do active military pay taxes   If you buy property on a time-payment plan that charges little or no interest, the basis of your property is your stated purchase price, minus the amount considered to be unstated interest. Do active military pay taxes You generally have unstated interest if your interest rate is less than the applicable federal rate. Do active military pay taxes For more information, see Unstated Interest and Original Issue Discount in Publication 537. Do active military pay taxes Purchase of a business. Do active military pay taxes   When you purchase a trade or business, you generally purchase all assets used in the business operations, such as land, buildings, and machinery. Do active military pay taxes Allocate the price among the various assets, including any section 197 intangibles. Do active military pay taxes See Allocating the Basis, later. Do active military pay taxes Stocks and Bonds The basis of stocks or bonds you buy is generally the purchase price plus any costs of purchase, such as commissions and recording or transfer fees. Do active military pay taxes If you get stocks or bonds other than by purchase, your basis is usually determined by the fair market value (FMV) or the previous owner's adjusted basis of the stock. Do active military pay taxes You must adjust the basis of stocks for certain events that occur after purchase. Do active military pay taxes See Stocks and Bonds in chapter 4 of Publication 550 for more information on the basis of stock. Do active military pay taxes Identifying stock or bonds sold. Do active military pay taxes   If you can adequately identify the shares of stock or the bonds you sold, their basis is the cost or other basis of the particular shares of stock or bonds. Do active military pay taxes If you buy and sell securities at various times in varying quantities and you cannot adequately identify the shares you sell, the basis of the securities you sell is the basis of the securities you acquired first. Do active military pay taxes For more information about identifying securities you sell, see Stocks and Bonds under Basis of Investment Property in chapter 4 of Publication 550. Do active military pay taxes Mutual fund shares. Do active military pay taxes   If you sell mutual fund shares acquired at different times and prices, you can choose to use an average basis. Do active military pay taxes For more information, see Publication 550. Do active military pay taxes Real Property Real property, also called real estate, is land and generally anything built on or attached to it. Do active military pay taxes If you buy real property, certain fees and other expenses become part of your cost basis in the property. Do active military pay taxes Real estate taxes. Do active military pay taxes   If you pay real estate taxes the seller owed on real property you bought, and the seller did not reimburse you, treat those taxes as part of your basis. Do active military pay taxes You cannot deduct them as taxes. Do active military pay taxes   If you reimburse the seller for taxes the seller paid for you, you can usually deduct that amount as an expense in the year of purchase. Do active military pay taxes Do not include that amount in the basis of the property. Do active military pay taxes If you did not reimburse the seller, you must reduce your basis by the amount of those taxes. Do active military pay taxes Settlement costs. Do active military pay taxes   Your basis includes the settlement fees and closing costs for buying property. Do active military pay taxes You cannot include in your basis the fees and costs for getting a loan on property. Do active military pay taxes A fee for buying property is a cost that must be paid even if you bought the property for cash. Do active military pay taxes   The following items are some of the settlement fees or closing costs you can include in the basis of your property. Do active military pay taxes Abstract fees (abstract of title fees); Charges for installing utility services; Legal fees (including title search and preparation of the sales contract and deed); Recording fees; Surveys; Transfer taxes; Owner's title insurance; and Any amounts the seller owes that you agree to pay, such as back taxes or interest, recording or mortgage fees, charges for improvements or repairs, and sales commissions. Do active military pay taxes   Settlement costs do not include amounts placed in escrow for the future payment of items such as taxes and insurance. Do active military pay taxes   The following items are some settlement fees and closing costs you cannot include in the basis of the property. Do active military pay taxes Casualty insurance premiums. Do active military pay taxes Rent for occupancy of the property before closing. Do active military pay taxes Charges for utilities or other services related to occupancy of the property before closing. Do active military pay taxes Charges connected with getting a loan. Do active military pay taxes The following are examples of these charges. Do active military pay taxes Points (discount points, loan origination fees). Do active military pay taxes Mortgage insurance premiums. Do active military pay taxes Loan assumption fees. Do active military pay taxes Cost of a credit report. Do active military pay taxes Fees for an appraisal required by a lender. Do active military pay taxes Fees for refinancing a mortgage. Do active military pay taxes If these costs relate to business property, items (1) through (3) are deductible as business expenses. Do active military pay taxes Items (4) and (5) must be capitalized as costs of getting a loan and can be deducted over the period of the loan. Do active military pay taxes Points. Do active military pay taxes   If you pay points to obtain a loan (including a mortgage, second mortgage, line of credit, or a home equity loan), do not add the points to the basis of the related property. Do active military pay taxes Generally, you deduct the points over the term of the loan. Do active military pay taxes For more information on how to deduct points, see Points in chapter 4 of Publication 535. Do active military pay taxes Points on home mortgage. Do active military pay taxes   Special rules may apply to points you and the seller pay when you obtain a mortgage to purchase your main home. Do active military pay taxes If certain requirements are met, you can deduct the points in full for the year in which they are paid. Do active military pay taxes Reduce the basis of your home by any seller-paid points. Do active military pay taxes For more information, see Points in Publication 936, Home Mortgage Interest Deduction. Do active military pay taxes Assumption of mortgage. Do active military pay taxes   If you buy property and assume (or buy subject to) an existing mortgage on the property, your basis includes the amount you pay for the property plus the amount to be paid on the mortgage. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes If you buy a building for $20,000 cash and assume a mortgage of $80,000 on it, your basis is $100,000. Do active military pay taxes Constructing assets. Do active military pay taxes   If you build property or have assets built for you, your expenses for this construction are part of your basis. Do active military pay taxes Some of these expenses include the following costs. Do active military pay taxes Land, Labor and materials, Architect's fees, Building permit charges, Payments to contractors, Payments for rental equipment, and Inspection fees. Do active military pay taxes In addition, if you own a business and use your employees, material, and equipment to build an asset, do not deduct the following expenses. Do active military pay taxes You must include them in the asset's basis. Do active military pay taxes Employee wages paid for the construction work, reduced by any employment credits allowed; Depreciation on equipment you own while it is used in the construction; Operating and maintenance costs for equipment used in the construction; and The cost of business supplies and materials used in the construction. Do active military pay taxes    Do not include the value of your own labor, or any other labor you did not pay for, in the basis of any property you construct. Do active military pay taxes Business Assets If you purchase property to use in your business, your basis is usually its actual cost to you. Do active military pay taxes If you construct, create, or otherwise produce property, you must capitalize the costs as your basis. Do active military pay taxes In certain circumstances, you may be subject to the uniform capitalization rules, next. Do active military pay taxes Uniform Capitalization Rules The uniform capitalization rules specify the costs you add to basis in certain circumstances. Do active military pay taxes Activities subject to the rules. Do active military pay taxes   You must use the uniform capitalization rules if you do any of the following in your trade or business or activity carried on for profit. Do active military pay taxes Produce real or tangible personal property for use in the business or activity, Produce real or tangible personal property for sale to customers, or Acquire property for resale. Do active military pay taxes However, this rule does not apply to personal property if your average annual gross receipts for the 3 previous tax years are $10 million or less. Do active military pay taxes   You produce property if you construct, build, install, manufacture, develop, improve, create, raise, or grow the property. Do active military pay taxes Treat property produced for you under a contract as produced by you up to the amount you pay or costs you otherwise incur for the property. Do active military pay taxes Tangible personal property includes films, sound recordings, video tapes, books, or similar property. Do active military pay taxes    Under the uniform capitalization rules, you must capitalize all direct costs and an allocable part of most indirect costs you incur due to your production or resale activities. Do active military pay taxes To capitalize means to include certain expenses in the basis of property you produce or in your inventory costs rather than deduct them as a current expense. Do active military pay taxes You recover these costs through deductions for depreciation, amortization, or cost of goods sold when you use, sell, or otherwise dispose of the property. Do active military pay taxes   Any cost you cannot use to figure your taxable income for any tax year is not subject to the uniform capitalization rules. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes If you incur a business meal expense for which your deduction would be limited to 50% of the cost of the meal, that amount is subject to the uniform capitalization rules. Do active military pay taxes The nondeductible part of the cost is not subject to the uniform capitalization rules. Do active military pay taxes More information. Do active military pay taxes   For more information about these rules, see the regulations under section 263A of the Internal Revenue Code and Publication 538, Accounting Periods and Methods. Do active military pay taxes Exceptions. Do active military pay taxes   The following are not subject to the uniform capitalization rules. Do active military pay taxes Property you produce that you do not use in your trade, business, or activity conducted for profit; Qualified creative expenses you pay or incur as a free-lance (self-employed) writer, photographer, or artist that are otherwise deductible on your tax return; Property you produce under a long-term contract, except for certain home construction contracts; Research and experimental expenses deductible under section 174 of the Internal Revenue Code; and Costs for personal property acquired for resale if your (or your predecessor's) average annual gross receipts for the 3 previous tax years do not exceed $10 million. Do active military pay taxes For other exceptions to the uniform capitalization rules, see section 1. Do active military pay taxes 263A-1(b) of the regulations. Do active military pay taxes   For information on the special rules that apply to costs incurred in the business of farming, see chapter 6 of Publication 225, Farmer's Tax Guide. Do active military pay taxes Intangible Assets Intangible assets include goodwill, patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, and franchises. Do active military pay taxes The basis of an intangible asset is usually the cost to buy or create it. Do active military pay taxes If you acquire multiple assets, for example a going business for a lump sum, see Allocating the Basis below to figure the basis of the individual assets. Do active military pay taxes The basis of certain intangibles can be amortized. Do active military pay taxes See chapter 8 of Publication 535 for information on the amortization of these costs. Do active military pay taxes Patents. Do active military pay taxes   The basis of a patent you get for an invention is the cost of development, such as research and experimental expenditures, drawings, working models, and attorneys' and governmental fees. Do active military pay taxes If you deduct the research and experimental expenditures as current business expenses, you cannot include them in the basis of the patent. Do active military pay taxes The value of the inventor's time spent on an invention is not part of the basis. Do active military pay taxes Copyrights. Do active military pay taxes   If you are an author, the basis of a copyright will usually be the cost of getting the copyright plus copyright fees, attorneys' fees, clerical assistance, and the cost of plates that remain in your possession. Do active military pay taxes Do not include the value of your time as the author, or any other person's time you did not pay for. Do active military pay taxes Franchises, trademarks, and trade names. Do active military pay taxes   If you buy a franchise, trademark, or trade name, the basis is its cost, unless you can deduct your payments as a business expense. Do active military pay taxes Allocating the Basis If you buy multiple assets for a lump sum, allocate the amount you pay among the assets you receive. Do active military pay taxes You must make this allocation to figure your basis for depreciation and gain or loss on a later disposition of any of these assets. Do active military pay taxes See Trade or Business Acquired below. Do active military pay taxes Group of Assets Acquired If you buy multiple assets for a lump sum, you and the seller may agree to a specific allocation of the purchase price among the assets in the sales contract. Do active military pay taxes If this allocation is based on the value of each asset and you and the seller have adverse tax interests, the allocation generally will be accepted. Do active military pay taxes However, see Trade or Business Acquired, next. Do active military pay taxes Trade or Business Acquired If you acquire a trade or business, allocate the consideration paid to the various assets acquired. Do active military pay taxes Generally, reduce the consideration paid by any cash and general deposit accounts (including checking and savings accounts) received. Do active military pay taxes Allocate the remaining consideration to the other business assets received in proportion to (but not more than) their fair market value in the following order. Do active military pay taxes Certificates of deposit, U. Do active military pay taxes S. Do active military pay taxes Government securities, foreign currency, and actively traded personal property, including stock and securities. Do active military pay taxes Accounts receivable, other debt instruments, and assets you mark to market at least annually for federal income tax purposes. Do active military pay taxes Property of a kind that would properly be included in inventory if on hand at the end of the tax year or property held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of business. Do active military pay taxes All other assets except section 197 intangibles, goodwill, and going concern value. Do active military pay taxes Section 197 intangibles except goodwill and going concern value. Do active military pay taxes Goodwill and going concern value (whether or not they qualify as section 197 intangibles). Do active military pay taxes Agreement. Do active military pay taxes   The buyer and seller may enter into a written agreement as to the allocation of any consideration or the fair market value (FMV) of any of the assets. Do active military pay taxes This agreement is binding on both parties unless the IRS determines the amounts are not appropriate. Do active military pay taxes Reporting requirement. Do active military pay taxes   Both the buyer and seller involved in the sale of business assets must report to the IRS the allocation of the sales price among section 197 intangibles and the other business assets. Do active military pay taxes Use Form 8594 to provide this information. Do active military pay taxes The buyer and seller should each attach Form 8594 to their federal income tax return for the year in which the sale occurred. Do active military pay taxes More information. Do active military pay taxes   See Sale of a Business in chapter 2 of Publication 544 for more information. Do active military pay taxes Land and Buildings If you buy buildings and the land on which they stand for a lump sum, allocate the basis of the property among the land and the buildings so you can figure the depreciation allowable on the buildings. Do active military pay taxes Figure the basis of each asset by multiplying the lump sum by a fraction. Do active military pay taxes The numerator is the FMV of that asset and the denominator is the FMV of the whole property at the time of purchase. Do active military pay taxes If you are not certain of the FMV of the land and buildings, you can allocate the basis based on their assessed values for real estate tax purposes. Do active military pay taxes Demolition of building. Do active military pay taxes   Add demolition costs and other losses incurred for the demolition of any building to the basis of the land on which the demolished building was located. Do active military pay taxes Do not claim the costs as a current deduction. Do active military pay taxes Modification of building. Do active military pay taxes   A modification of a building will not be treated as a demolition if the following conditions are satisfied. Do active military pay taxes 75 percent or more of the existing external walls of the building are retained in place as internal or external walls, and 75 percent or more of the existing internal structural framework of the building is retained in place. Do active military pay taxes   If the building is a certified historic structure, the modification must also be part of a certified rehabilitation. Do active military pay taxes   If these conditions are met, add the costs of the modifications to the basis of the building. Do active military pay taxes Subdivided lots. Do active military pay taxes   If you buy a tract of land and subdivide it, you must determine the basis of each lot. Do active military pay taxes This is necessary because you must figure the gain or loss on the sale of each individual lot. Do active military pay taxes As a result, you do not recover your entire cost in the tract until you have sold all of the lots. Do active military pay taxes   To determine the basis of an individual lot, multiply the total cost of the tract by a fraction. Do active military pay taxes The numerator is the FMV of the lot and the denominator is the FMV of the entire tract. Do active military pay taxes Future improvement costs. Do active military pay taxes   If you are a developer and sell subdivided lots before the development work is completed, you can (with IRS consent) include in the basis of the properties sold an allocation of the estimated future cost for common improvements. Do active military pay taxes See Revenue Procedure 92–29 for more information, including an explanation of the procedures for getting consent from the IRS. Do active military pay taxes Use of erroneous cost basis. Do active military pay taxes   If you made a mistake in figuring the cost basis of subdivided lots sold in previous years, you cannot correct the mistake for years for which the statute of limitations (generally 3 tax years) has expired. Do active military pay taxes Figure the basis of any remaining lots by allocating the correct original cost basis of the entire tract among the original lots. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes You bought a tract of land to which you assigned a cost of $15,000. Do active military pay taxes You subdivided the land into 15 building lots of equal size and equitably divided your basis so that each lot had a basis of $1,000. Do active military pay taxes You treated the sale of each lot as a separate transaction and figured gain or loss separately on each sale. Do active military pay taxes Several years later you determine that your original basis in the tract was $22,500 and not $15,000. Do active military pay taxes You sold eight lots using $8,000 of basis in years for which the statute of limitations has expired. Do active military pay taxes You now can take $1,500 of basis into account for figuring gain or loss only on the sale of each of the remaining seven lots ($22,500 basis divided among all 15 lots). Do active military pay taxes You cannot refigure the basis of the eight lots sold in tax years barred by the statute of limitations. Do active military pay taxes Adjusted Basis Before figuring gain or loss on a sale, exchange, or other disposition of property or figuring allowable depreciation, depletion, or amortization, you must usually make certain adjustments to the basis of the property. Do active military pay taxes The result of these adjustments to the basis is the adjusted basis. Do active military pay taxes Increases to Basis Increase the basis of any property by all items properly added to a capital account. Do active military pay taxes These include the cost of any improvements having a useful life of more than 1 year. Do active military pay taxes Rehabilitation expenses also increase basis. Do active military pay taxes However, you must subtract any rehabilitation credit allowed for these expenses before you add them to your basis. Do active military pay taxes If you have to recapture any of the credit, increase your basis by the recaptured amount. Do active military pay taxes If you make additions or improvements to business property, keep separate accounts for them. Do active military pay taxes Also, you must depreciate the basis of each according to the depreciation rules that would apply to the underlying property if you had placed it in service at the same time you placed the addition or improvement in service. Do active military pay taxes For more information, see Publication 946. Do active military pay taxes The following items increase the basis of property. Do active military pay taxes The cost of extending utility service lines to the property; Impact fees; Legal fees, such as the cost of defending and perfecting title; Legal fees for obtaining a decrease in an assessment levied against property to pay for local improvements; Zoning costs; and The capitalized value of a redeemable ground rent. Do active military pay taxes Assessments for Local Improvements Increase the basis of property by assessments for items such as paving roads and building ditches that increase the value of the property assessed. Do active military pay taxes Do not deduct them as taxes. Do active military pay taxes However, you can deduct as taxes charges for maintenance, repairs, or interest charges related to the improvements. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes Your city changes the street in front of your store into an enclosed pedestrian mall and assesses you and other affected landowners for the cost of the conversion. Do active military pay taxes Add the assessment to your property's basis. Do active military pay taxes In this example, the assessment is a depreciable asset. Do active military pay taxes Deducting vs. Do active military pay taxes Capitalizing Costs Do not add to your basis costs you can deduct as current expenses. Do active military pay taxes For example, amounts paid for incidental repairs or maintenance that are deductible as business expenses cannot be added to basis. Do active military pay taxes However, you can choose either to deduct or to capitalize certain other costs. Do active military pay taxes If you capitalize these costs, include them in your basis. Do active military pay taxes If you deduct them, do not include them in your basis. Do active military pay taxes See Uniform Capitalization Rules earlier. Do active military pay taxes The costs you can choose to deduct or to capitalize include the following. Do active military pay taxes Carrying charges, such as interest and taxes, that you pay to own property, except carrying charges that must be capitalized under the uniform capitalization rules; Research and experimentation costs; Intangible drilling and development costs for oil, gas, and geothermal wells; Exploration costs for new mineral deposits; Mining development costs for a new mineral deposit; Costs of establishing, maintaining, or increasing the circulation of a newspaper or other periodical; and Costs of removing architectural and transportation barriers to people with disabilities and the elderly. Do active military pay taxes If you claim the disabled access credit, you must reduce the amount you deduct or capitalize by the amount of the credit. Do active military pay taxes For more information about deducting or capitalizing costs, see chapter 7 in Publication 535. Do active military pay taxes Table 1. Do active military pay taxes Examples of Increases and Decreases to Basis Increases to Basis Decreases to Basis Capital improvements:   Putting an addition on your home   Replacing an entire roof  Paving your driveway  Installing central air conditioning Rewiring your home Exclusion from income of subsidies for energy conservation measures  Casualty or theft loss deductions and insurance reimbursements  Vehicle credits Assessments for local improvements: Water connections Sidewalks Roads Section 179 deduction  Casualty losses: Restoring damaged property Depreciation  Nontaxable corporate distributions Legal fees:  Cost of defending and perfecting a title   Zoning costs   Decreases to Basis The following are some items that reduce the basis of property. Do active military pay taxes Section 179 deduction; Nontaxable corporate distributions; Deductions previously allowed (or allowable) for amortization, depreciation, and depletion; Exclusion of subsidies for energy conservation measures; Vehicle credits; Residential energy credits; Postponed gain from sale of home; Investment credit (part or all) taken; Casualty and theft losses and insurance reimbursement; Certain canceled debt excluded from income; Rebates from a manufacturer or seller; Easements; Gas-guzzler tax; Adoption tax benefits; and Credit for employer-provided child care. Do active military pay taxes Some of these items are discussed next. Do active military pay taxes Casualties and Thefts If you have a casualty or theft loss, decrease the basis in your property by any insurance or other reimbursement and by any deductible loss not covered by insurance. Do active military pay taxes You must increase your basis in the property by the amount you spend on repairs that substantially prolong the life of the property, increase its value, or adapt it to a different use. Do active military pay taxes To make this determination, compare the repaired property to the property before the casualty. Do active military pay taxes For more information on casualty and theft losses, see Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts. Do active military pay taxes Easements The amount you receive for granting an easement is generally considered to be a sale of an interest in real property. Do active military pay taxes It reduces the basis of the affected part of the property. Do active military pay taxes If the amount received is more than the basis of the part of the property affected by the easement, reduce your basis in that part to zero and treat the excess as a recognized gain. Do active military pay taxes Vehicle Credits Unless you elect not to claim the qualified plug-in electric vehicle credit, the alternative motor vehicle credit, or the qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit, you may have to reduce the basis of each qualified vehicle by certain amounts reported. Do active military pay taxes For more information, see Form 8834, Qualified Plug-in Electric and Electric Vehicle Credit; Form 8910, Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit; Form 8936, Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit;and the related instructions. Do active military pay taxes Gas-Guzzler Tax Decrease the basis in your car by the gas-guzzler (fuel economy) tax if you begin using the car within 1 year of the date of its first sale for ultimate use. Do active military pay taxes This rule also applies to someone who later buys the car and begins using it not more than 1 year after the original sale for ultimate use. Do active military pay taxes If the car is imported, the one-year period begins on the date of entry or withdrawal of the car from the warehouse if that date is later than the date of the first sale for ultimate use. Do active military pay taxes Section 179 Deduction If you take the section 179 deduction for all or part of the cost of qualifying business property, decrease the basis of the property by the deduction. Do active military pay taxes For more information about the section 179 deduction, see Publication 946. Do active military pay taxes Exclusion of Subsidies for Energy Conservation Measures You can exclude from gross income any subsidy you received from a public utility company for the purchase or installation of any energy conservation measure for a dwelling unit. Do active military pay taxes Reduce the basis of the property for which you received the subsidy by the excluded amount. Do active military pay taxes For more information on this subsidy, see Publication 525. Do active military pay taxes Depreciation Decrease the basis of property by the depreciation you deducted, or could have deducted, on your tax returns under the method of depreciation you chose. Do active military pay taxes If you took less depreciation than you could have under the method chosen, decrease the basis by the amount you could have taken under that method. Do active military pay taxes If you did not take a depreciation deduction, reduce the basis by the full amount of the depreciation you could have taken. Do active military pay taxes Unless a timely election is made not to deduct the special depreciation allowance for property placed in service after September 10, 2001, decrease the property's basis by the special depreciation allowance you deducted or could have deducted. Do active military pay taxes If you deducted more depreciation than you should have, decrease your basis by the amount equal to the depreciation you should have deducted plus the part of the excess depreciation you deducted that actually reduced your tax liability for the year. Do active military pay taxes In decreasing your basis for depreciation, take into account the amount deducted on your tax returns as depreciation and any depreciation capitalized under the uniform capitalization rules. Do active military pay taxes For information on figuring depreciation, see Publication 946. Do active military pay taxes If you are claiming depreciation on a business vehicle, see Publication 463. Do active military pay taxes If the car is not used more than 50% for business during the tax year, you may have to recapture excess depreciation. Do active military pay taxes Include the excess depreciation in your gross income and add it to your basis in the property. Do active military pay taxes For information on the computation of excess depreciation, see chapter 4 in Publication 463. Do active military pay taxes Canceled Debt Excluded From Income If a debt you owe is canceled or forgiven, other than as a gift or bequest, you generally must include the canceled amount in your gross income for tax purposes. Do active military pay taxes A debt includes any indebtedness for which you are liable or which attaches to property you hold. Do active military pay taxes You can exclude canceled debt from income in the following situations. Do active military pay taxes Debt canceled in a bankruptcy case or when you are insolvent, Qualified farm debt, and Qualified real property business debt (provided you are not a C corporation). Do active military pay taxes If you exclude from income canceled debt under situation (1) or (2), you may have to reduce the basis of your depreciable and nondepreciable property. Do active military pay taxes However, in situation (3), you must reduce the basis of your depreciable property by the excluded amount. Do active military pay taxes For more information about canceled debt in a bankruptcy case or during insolvency, see Publication 908, Bankruptcy Tax Guide. Do active military pay taxes For more information about canceled debt that is qualified farm debt, see chapter 3 in Publication 225. Do active military pay taxes For more information about qualified real property business debt, see chapter 5 in Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. Do active military pay taxes Postponed Gain From Sale of Home If you postponed gain from the sale of your main home before May 7, 1997, you must reduce the basis of your new home by the postponed gain. Do active military pay taxes For more information on the rules for the sale of a home, see Publication 523. Do active military pay taxes Adoption Tax Benefits If you claim an adoption credit for the cost of improvements you added to the basis of your home, decrease the basis of your home by the credit allowed. Do active military pay taxes This also applies to amounts you received under an employer's adoption assistance program and excluded from income. Do active military pay taxes For more information Form 8839, Qualified Adoption Expenses. Do active military pay taxes Employer-Provided Child Care If you are an employer, you can claim the employer-provided child care credit on amounts you paid or incurred to acquire, construct, rehabilitate, or expand property used as part of your qualified child care facility. Do active military pay taxes You must reduce your basis in that property by the credit claimed. Do active military pay taxes For more information, see Form 8882, Credit for Employer-Provided Child Care Facilities and Services. Do active military pay taxes Adjustments to Basis Example In January 2005, you paid $80,000 for real property to be used as a factory. Do active military pay taxes You also paid commissions of $2,000 and title search and legal fees of $600. Do active military pay taxes You allocated the total cost of $82,600 between the land and the building—$10,325 for the land and $72,275 for the building. Do active military pay taxes Immediately you spent $20,000 in remodeling the building before you placed it in service. Do active military pay taxes You were allowed depreciation of $14,526 for the years 2005 through 2009. Do active military pay taxes In 2008 you had a $5,000 casualty loss from a that was not covered by insurance on the building. Do active military pay taxes You claimed a deduction for this loss. Do active military pay taxes You spent $5,500 to repair the damages and extend the useful life of the building. Do active military pay taxes The adjusted basis of the building on January 1, 2010, is figured as follows: Original cost of building including fees and commissions $72,275 Adjustments to basis:     Add:         Improvements 20,000   Repair of damages 5,500       $97,775 Subtract:       Depreciation $14,526     Deducted casualty loss 5,000 19,526 Adjusted basis on January 1, 2010 $78,249 The basis of the land, $10,325, remains unchanged. Do active military pay taxes It is not affected by any of the above adjustments. Do active military pay taxes Basis Other Than Cost There are many times when you cannot use cost as basis. Do active military pay taxes In these cases, the fair market value or the adjusted basis of property may be used. Do active military pay taxes Adjusted basis is discussed earlier. Do active military pay taxes Fair market value (FMV). Do active military pay taxes   FMV is the price at which property would change hands between a buyer and a seller, neither having to buy or sell, and both having reasonable knowledge of all necessary facts. Do active military pay taxes Sales of similar property on or about the same date may be helpful in figuring the property's FMV. Do active military pay taxes Property Received for Services If you receive property for services, include the property's FMV in income. Do active military pay taxes The amount you include in income becomes your basis. Do active military pay taxes If the services were performed for a price agreed on beforehand, it will be accepted as the FMV of the property if there is no evidence to the contrary. Do active military pay taxes Bargain Purchases A bargain purchase is a purchase of an item for less than its FMV. Do active military pay taxes If, as compensation for services, you purchase goods or other property at less than FMV, include the difference between the purchase price and the property's FMV in your income. Do active military pay taxes Your basis in the property is its FMV (your purchase price plus the amount you include in income). Do active military pay taxes If the difference between your purchase price and the FMV represents a qualified employee discount, do not include the difference in income. Do active military pay taxes However, your basis in the property is still its FMV. Do active military pay taxes See Employee Discounts in Publication 15-B. Do active military pay taxes Restricted Property If you receive property for your services and the property is subject to certain restrictions, your basis in the property is its FMV when it becomes substantially vested unless you make the election discussed later. Do active military pay taxes Property becomes substantially vested when your rights in the property or the rights of any person to whom you transfer the property are not subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture. Do active military pay taxes There is substantial risk of forfeiture when the rights to full enjoyment of the property depend on the future performance of substantial services by any person. Do active military pay taxes When the property becomes substantially vested, include the FMV, less any amount you paid for the property, in income. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes Your employer gives you stock for services performed under the condition that you will have to return the stock unless you complete 5 years of service. Do active military pay taxes The stock is under a substantial risk of forfeiture and is not substantially vested when you receive it. Do active military pay taxes You do not report any income until you have completed the 5 years of service that satisfy the condition. Do active military pay taxes Fair market value. Do active military pay taxes   Figure the FMV of property you received without considering any restriction except one that by its terms will never end. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes You received stock from your employer for services you performed. Do active military pay taxes If you want to sell the stock while you are still employed, you must sell the stock to your employer at book value. Do active military pay taxes At your retirement or death, you or your estate must offer to sell the stock to your employer at its book value. Do active military pay taxes This is a restriction that by its terms will never end and you must consider it when you figure the FMV. Do active military pay taxes Election. Do active military pay taxes   You can choose to include in your gross income the FMV of the property at the time of transfer, less any amount you paid for it. Do active military pay taxes If you make this choice, the substantially vested rules do not apply. Do active military pay taxes Your basis is the amount you paid plus the amount you included in income. Do active military pay taxes   See the discussion of Restricted Property in Publication 525 for more information. Do active military pay taxes Taxable Exchanges A taxable exchange is one in which the gain is taxable or the loss is deductible. Do active military pay taxes A taxable gain or deductible loss is also known as a recognized gain or loss. Do active military pay taxes If you receive property in exchange for other property in a taxable exchange, the basis of property you receive is usually its FMV at the time of the exchange. Do active military pay taxes A taxable exchange occurs when you receive cash or property not similar or related in use to the property exchanged. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes You trade a tract of farm land with an adjusted basis of $3,000 for a tractor that has an FMV of $6,000. Do active military pay taxes You must report a taxable gain of $3,000 for the land. Do active military pay taxes The tractor has a basis of $6,000. Do active military pay taxes Involuntary Conversions If you receive property as a result of an involuntary conversion, such as a casualty, theft, or condemnation, you can figure the basis of the replacement property you receive using the basis of the converted property. Do active military pay taxes Similar or related property. Do active military pay taxes   If you receive replacement property similar or related in service or use to the converted property, the replacement property's basis is the old property's basis on the date of the conversion. Do active military pay taxes However, make the following adjustments. Do active military pay taxes Decrease the basis by the following. Do active military pay taxes Any loss you recognize on the conversion, and Any money you receive that you do not spend on similar property. Do active military pay taxes Increase the basis by the following. Do active military pay taxes Any gain you recognize on the conversion, and Any cost of acquiring the replacement property. Do active military pay taxes Money or property not similar or related. Do active military pay taxes   If you receive money or property not similar or related in service or use to the converted property, and you buy replacement property similar or related in service or use to the converted property, the basis of the new property is its cost decreased by the gain not recognized on the conversion. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes The state condemned your property. Do active military pay taxes The property had an adjusted basis of $26,000 and the state paid you $31,000 for it. Do active military pay taxes You realized a gain of $5,000 ($31,000 − $26,000). Do active military pay taxes You bought replacement property similar in use to the converted property for $29,000. Do active military pay taxes You recognize a gain of $2,000 ($31,000 − $29,000), the unspent part of the payment from the state. Do active military pay taxes Your gain not recognized is $3,000, the difference between the $5,000 realized gain and the $2,000 recognized gain. Do active military pay taxes The basis of the new property is figured as follows: Cost of replacement property $29,000 Minus: Gain not recognized 3,000 Basis of the replacement property $26,000 Allocating the basis. Do active military pay taxes   If you buy more than one piece of replacement property, allocate your basis among the properties based on their respective costs. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes The state in the previous example condemned your unimproved real property and the replacement property you bought was improved real property with both land and buildings. Do active military pay taxes Allocate the replacement property's $26,000 basis between land and buildings based on their respective costs. Do active military pay taxes More information. Do active military pay taxes   For more information about condemnations, see Involuntary Conversions in Publication 544. Do active military pay taxes For more information about casualty and theft losses, see Publication 547. Do active military pay taxes Nontaxable Exchanges A nontaxable exchange is an exchange in which you are not taxed on any gain and you cannot deduct any loss. Do active military pay taxes If you receive property in a nontaxable exchange, its basis is usually the same as the basis of the property you transferred. Do active military pay taxes A nontaxable gain or loss is also known as an unrecognized gain or loss. Do active military pay taxes Like-Kind Exchanges The exchange of property for the same kind of property is the most common type of nontaxable exchange. Do active military pay taxes To qualify as a like-kind exchange, you must hold for business or investment purposes both the property you transfer and the property you receive. Do active military pay taxes There must also be an exchange of like-kind property. Do active military pay taxes For more information, see Like-Kind Exchanges in Publication 544. Do active military pay taxes The basis of the property you receive is the same as the basis of the property you gave up. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes You exchange real estate (adjusted basis $50,000, FMV $80,000) held for investment for other real estate (FMV $80,000) held for investment. Do active military pay taxes Your basis in the new property is the same as the basis of the old ($50,000). Do active military pay taxes Exchange expenses. Do active military pay taxes   Exchange expenses are generally the closing costs you pay. Do active military pay taxes They include such items as brokerage commissions, attorney fees, deed preparation fees, etc. Do active military pay taxes Add them to the basis of the like-kind property received. Do active military pay taxes Property plus cash. Do active military pay taxes   If you trade property in a like-kind exchange and also pay money, the basis of the property received is the basis of the property you gave up increased by the money you paid. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes You trade in a truck (adjusted basis $3,000) for another truck (FMV $7,500) and pay $4,000. Do active military pay taxes Your basis in the new truck is $7,000 (the $3,000 basis of the old truck plus the $4,000 paid). Do active military pay taxes Special rules for related persons. Do active military pay taxes   If a like-kind exchange takes place directly or indirectly between related persons and either party disposes of the property within 2 years after the exchange, the exchange no longer qualifies for like-kind exchange treatment. Do active military pay taxes Each person must report any gain or loss not recognized on the original exchange. Do active military pay taxes Each person reports it on the tax return filed for the year in which the later disposition occurs. Do active military pay taxes If this rule applies, the basis of the property received in the original exchange will be its fair market value. Do active military pay taxes   These rules generally do not apply to the following kinds of property dispositions. Do active military pay taxes Dispositions due to the death of either related person, Involuntary conversions, and Dispositions in which neither the original exchange nor the subsequent disposition had as a main purpose the avoidance of federal income tax. Do active military pay taxes Related persons. Do active military pay taxes   Generally, related persons are ancestors, lineal descendants, brothers and sisters (whole or half), and a spouse. Do active military pay taxes   For other related persons (for example, two corporations, an individual and a corporation, a grantor and fiduciary, etc. Do active military pay taxes ), see Nondeductible Loss in chapter 2 of Publication 544. Do active military pay taxes Exchange of business property. Do active military pay taxes   Exchanging the assets of one business for the assets of another business is a multiple property exchange. Do active military pay taxes For information on figuring basis, see Multiple Property Exchanges in chapter 1 of Publication 544. Do active military pay taxes Partially Nontaxable Exchange A partially nontaxable exchange is an exchange in which you receive unlike property or money in addition to like property. Do active military pay taxes The basis of the property you receive is the same as the basis of the property you gave up, with the following adjustments. Do active military pay taxes Decrease the basis by the following amounts. Do active military pay taxes Any money you receive, and Any loss you recognize on the exchange. Do active military pay taxes Increase the basis by the following amounts. Do active military pay taxes Any additional costs you incur, and Any gain you recognize on the exchange. Do active military pay taxes If the other party to the exchange assumes your liabilities, treat the debt assumption as money you received in the exchange. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes You traded a truck (adjusted basis $6,000) for a new truck (FMV $5,200) and $1,000 cash. Do active military pay taxes You realized a gain of $200 ($6,200 − $6,000). Do active military pay taxes This is the FMV of the truck received plus the cash minus the adjusted basis of the truck you traded ($5,200 + $1,000 – $6,000). Do active military pay taxes You include all the gain in income (recognized gain) because the gain is less than the cash received. Do active military pay taxes Your basis in the new truck is: Adjusted basis of old truck $6,000 Minus: Cash received (adjustment 1(a)) 1,000   $5,000 Plus: Gain recognized (adjustment 2(b)) 200 Basis of new truck $5,200 Allocation of basis. Do active military pay taxes   Allocate the basis first to the unlike property, other than money, up to its FMV on the date of the exchange. Do active military pay taxes The rest is the basis of the like property. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes You had an adjusted basis of $15,000 in real estate you held for investment. Do active military pay taxes You exchanged it for other real estate to be held for investment with an FMV of $12,500, a truck with an FMV of $3,000, and $1,000 cash. Do active military pay taxes The truck is unlike property. Do active military pay taxes You realized a gain of $1,500 ($16,500 − $15,000). Do active military pay taxes This is the FMV of the real estate received plus the FMV of the truck received plus the cash minus the adjusted basis of the real estate you traded ($12,500 + $3,000 + $1,000 – $15,000). Do active military pay taxes You include in income (recognize) all $1,500 of the gain because it is less than the FMV of the unlike property plus the cash received. Do active military pay taxes Your basis in the properties you received is figured as follows. Do active military pay taxes Adjusted basis of real estate transferred $15,000 Minus: Cash received (adjustment 1(a)) 1,000   $14,000 Plus: Gain recognized (adjustment 2(b)) 1,500 Total basis of properties received $15,500 Allocate the total basis of $15,500 first to the unlike property — the truck ($3,000). Do active military pay taxes This is the truck's FMV. Do active military pay taxes The rest ($12,500) is the basis of the real estate. Do active military pay taxes Sale and Purchase If you sell property and buy similar property in two mutually dependent transactions, you may have to treat the sale and purchase as a single nontaxable exchange. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes You are a salesperson and you use one of your cars 100% for business. Do active military pay taxes You have used this car in your sales activities for 2 years and have depreciated it. Do active military pay taxes Your adjusted basis in the car is $22,600 and its FMV is $23,100. Do active military pay taxes You are interested in a new car, which sells for $28,000. Do active military pay taxes If you trade your old car and pay $4,900 for the new one, your basis for depreciation for the new car would be $27,500 ($4,900 plus the $22,600 basis of your old car). Do active military pay taxes However, you want a higher basis for depreciating the new car, so you agree to pay the dealer $28,000 for the new car if he will pay you $23,100 for your old car. Do active military pay taxes Because the two transactions are dependent on each other, you are treated as having exchanged your old car for the new one and paid $4,900 ($28,000 − $23,100). Do active military pay taxes Your basis for depreciating the new car is $27,500, the same as if you traded the old car. Do active military pay taxes Partial Business Use of Property If you have property used partly for business and partly for personal use, and you exchange it in a nontaxable exchange for property to be used wholly or partly in your business, the basis of the property you receive is figured as if you had exchanged two properties. Do active military pay taxes The first is an exchange of like-kind property. Do active military pay taxes The second is personal-use property on which gain is recognized and loss is not recognized. Do active military pay taxes First, figure your adjusted basis in the property as if you transferred two separate properties. Do active military pay taxes Figure the adjusted basis of each part of the property by taking into account any adjustments to basis. Do active military pay taxes Deduct the depreciation you took or could have taken from the adjusted basis of the business part. Do active military pay taxes Then figure the amount realized for your property and allocate it to the business and nonbusiness parts of the property. Do active military pay taxes The business part of the property is permitted to be exchanged tax free. Do active military pay taxes However, you must recognize any gain from the exchange of the nonbusiness part. Do active military pay taxes You are deemed to have received, in exchange for the nonbusiness part, an amount equal to its FMV on the date of the exchange. Do active military pay taxes The basis of the property you acquired is the total basis of the property transferred (adjusted to the date of the exchange), increased by any gain recognized on the nonbusiness part. Do active military pay taxes If the nonbusiness part of the property transferred is your main home, you may qualify to exclude from income all or part of the gain on that part. Do active military pay taxes For more information, see Publication 523. Do active military pay taxes Trade of car used partly in business. Do active military pay taxes   If you trade in a car you used partly in your business for another car you will use in your business, your basis for depreciation of the new car is not the same as your basis for figuring a gain or loss on its sale. Do active military pay taxes   For information on figuring your basis for depreciation, see Publication 463. Do active military pay taxes Property Transferred From a Spouse The basis of property transferred to you or transferred in trust for your benefit by your spouse (or former spouse if the transfer is incident to divorce), is the same as your spouse's adjusted basis. Do active military pay taxes However, adjust your basis for any gain recognized by your spouse or former spouse on property transferred in trust. Do active military pay taxes This rule applies only to a transfer of property in trust in which the liabilities assumed, plus the liabilities to which the property is subject, are more than the adjusted basis of the property transferred. Do active military pay taxes If the property transferred to you is a series E, series EE, or series I United States savings bond, the transferor must include in income the interest accrued to the date of transfer. Do active military pay taxes Your basis in the bond immediately after the transfer is equal to the transferor's basis increased by the interest income includible in the transferor's income. Do active military pay taxes For more information on these bonds, see Publication 550. Do active military pay taxes At the time of the transfer, the transferor must give you the records necessary to determine the adjusted basis and holding period of the property as of the date of transfer. Do active military pay taxes For more information, see Publication 504, Divorced or Separated Individuals. Do active military pay taxes Property Received as a Gift To figure the basis of property you receive as a gift, you must know its adjusted basis (defined earlier) to the donor just before it was given to you, its FMV at the time it was given to you, and any gift tax paid on it. Do active military pay taxes FMV Less Than Donor's Adjusted Basis If the FMV of the property at the time of the gift is less than the donor's adjusted basis, your basis depends on whether you have a gain or a loss when you dispose of the property. Do active military pay taxes Your basis for figuring gain is the same as the donor's adjusted basis plus or minus any required adjustment to basis while you held the property. Do active military pay taxes Your basis for figuring loss is its FMV when you received the gift plus or minus any required adjustment to basis while you held the property (see Adjusted Basis earlier). Do active military pay taxes If you use the donor's adjusted basis for figuring a gain and get a loss, and then use the FMV for figuring a loss and have a gain, you have neither gain nor loss on the sale or disposition of the property. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes You received an acre of land as a gift. Do active military pay taxes At the time of the gift, the land had an FMV of $8,000. Do active military pay taxes The donor's adjusted basis was $10,000. Do active military pay taxes After you received the land, no events occurred to increase or decrease your basis. Do active military pay taxes If you sell the land for $12,000, you will have a $2,000 gain because you must use the donor's adjusted basis ($10,000) at the time of the gift as your basis to figure gain. Do active military pay taxes If you sell the land for $7,000, you will have a $1,000 loss because you must use the FMV ($8,000) at the time of the gift as your basis to figure a loss. Do active military pay taxes If the sales price is between $8,000 and $10,000, you have neither gain nor loss. Do active military pay taxes For instance, if the sales price was $9,000 and you tried to figure a gain using the donor's adjusted basis ($10,000), you would get a $1,000 loss. Do active military pay taxes If you then tried to figure a loss using the FMV ($8,000), you would get a $1,000 gain. Do active military pay taxes Business property. Do active military pay taxes   If you hold the gift as business property, your basis for figuring any depreciation, depletion, or amortization deduction is the same as the donor's adjusted basis plus or minus any required adjustments to basis while you hold the property. Do active military pay taxes FMV Equal to or More Than Donor's Adjusted Basis If the FMV of the property is equal to or greater than the donor's adjusted basis, your basis is the donor's adjusted basis at the time you received the gift. Do active military pay taxes Increase your basis by all or part of any gift tax paid, depending on the date of the gift. Do active military pay taxes Also, for figuring gain or loss from a sale or other disposition of the property, or for figuring depreciation, depletion, or amortization deductions on business property, you must increase or decrease your basis by any required adjustments to basis while you held the property. Do active military pay taxes See Adjusted Basis earlier. Do active military pay taxes Gift received before 1977. Do active military pay taxes   If you received a gift before 1977, increase your basis in the gift (the donor's adjusted basis) by any gift tax paid on it. Do active military pay taxes However, do not increase your basis above the FMV of the gift at the time it was given to you. Do active military pay taxes Example 1. Do active military pay taxes You were given a house in 1976 with an FMV of $21,000. Do active military pay taxes The donor's adjusted basis was $20,000. Do active military pay taxes The donor paid a gift tax of $500. Do active military pay taxes Your basis is $20,500, the donor's adjusted basis plus the gift tax paid. Do active military pay taxes Example 2. Do active military pay taxes If, in Example 1, the gift tax paid had been $1,500, your basis would be $21,000. Do active military pay taxes This is the donor's adjusted basis plus the gift tax paid, limited to the FMV of the house at the time you received the gift. Do active military pay taxes Gift received after 1976. Do active military pay taxes   If you received a gift after 1976, increase your basis in the gift (the donor's adjusted basis) by the part of the gift tax paid on it that is due to the net increase in value of the gift. Do active military pay taxes Figure the increase by multiplying the gift tax paid by a fraction. Do active military pay taxes The numerator of the fraction is the net increase in value of the gift and the denominator is the amount of the gift. Do active military pay taxes   The net increase in value of the gift is the FMV of the gift less the donor's adjusted basis. Do active military pay taxes The amount of the gift is its value for gift tax purposes after reduction by any annual exclusion and marital or charitable deduction that applies to the gift. Do active military pay taxes For information on the gift tax, see Publication 950, Introduction to Estate and Gift Taxes. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes In 2010, you received a gift of property from your mother that had an FMV of $50,000. Do active military pay taxes Her adjusted basis was $20,000. Do active military pay taxes The amount of the gift for gift tax purposes was $37,000 ($50,000 minus the $13,000 annual exclusion). Do active military pay taxes She paid a gift tax of $9,000. Do active military pay taxes Your basis, $27,290, is figured as follows: Fair market value $50,000 Minus: Adjusted basis 20,000 Net increase in value $30,000 Gift tax paid $9,000 Multiplied by ($30,000 ÷ $37,000) . Do active military pay taxes 81 Gift tax due to net increase in value $7,290 Adjusted basis of property to your mother 20,000 Your basis in the property $27,290 Inherited Property Special rules apply to property acquired from a decedent who died in 2010. Do active military pay taxes See Publication 4895, Tax Treatment of Property Acquired From a Decedent Dying in 2010, for details. Do active military pay taxes If you inherited property from a decedent who died before 2010, your basis in property you inherit from a decedent is generally one of the following. Do active military pay taxes The FMV of the property at the date of the individual's death. Do active military pay taxes The FMV on the alternate valuation date if the personal representative for the estate chooses to use alternate valuation. Do active military pay taxes For information on the alternate valuation date, see the Instructions for Form 706. Do active military pay taxes The value under the special-use valuation method for real property used in farming or a closely held business if chosen for estate tax purposes. Do active military pay taxes This method is discussed later. Do active military pay taxes The decedent's adjusted basis in land to the extent of the value excluded from the decedent's taxable estate as a qualified conservation easement. Do active military pay taxes For information on a qualified conservation easement, see the Instructions for Form 706. Do active military pay taxes If a federal estate tax return does not have to be filed, your basis in the inherited property is its appraised value at the date of death for state inheritance or transmission taxes. Do active military pay taxes For more information, see the Instructions for Form 706. Do active military pay taxes Appreciated property. Do active military pay taxes   The above rule does not apply to appreciated property you receive from a decedent if you or your spouse originally gave the property to the decedent within 1 year before the decedent's death. Do active military pay taxes Your basis in this property is the same as the decedent's adjusted basis in the property immediately before his or her death, rather than its FMV. Do active military pay taxes Appreciated property is any property whose FMV on the day it was given to the decedent is more than its adjusted basis. Do active military pay taxes Community Property In community property states (Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin), husband and wife are each usually considered to own half the community property. Do active military pay taxes When either spouse dies, the total value of the community property, even the part belonging to the surviving spouse, generally becomes the basis of the entire property. Do active military pay taxes For this rule to apply, at least half the value of the community property interest must be includable in the decedent's gross estate, whether or not the estate must file a return. Do active military pay taxes For example, you and your spouse owned community property that had a basis of $80,000. Do active military pay taxes When your spouse died, half the FMV of the community interest was includible in your spouse's estate. Do active military pay taxes The FMV of the community interest was $100,000. Do active military pay taxes The basis of your half of the property after the death of your spouse is $50,000 (half of the $100,000 FMV). Do active military pay taxes The basis of the other half to your spouse's heirs is also $50,000. Do active military pay taxes For more information on community property, see Publication 555, Community Property. Do active military pay taxes Property Held by Surviving Tenant The following example explains the rule for the basis of property held by a surviving tenant in joint tenancy or tenancy by the entirety. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes John and Jim owned, as joint tenants with right of survivorship, business property they purchased for $30,000. Do active military pay taxes John furnished two-thirds of the purchase price and Jim furnished one-third. Do active military pay taxes Depreciation deductions allowed before John's death were $12,000. Do active military pay taxes Under local law, each had a half interest in the income from the property. Do active military pay taxes At the date of John's death, the property had an FMV of $60,000, two-thirds of which is includable in John's estate. Do active military pay taxes Jim figures his basis in the property at the date of John's death as follows: Interest Jim bought with his own funds—1/3 of $30,000 cost $10,000   Interest Jim received on John's death—2/3 of $60,000 FMV 40,000 $50,000 Minus: ½ of $12,000 depreciation before John's death 6,000 Jim's basis at the date of John's death $44,000 If Jim had not contributed any part of the purchase price, his basis at the date of John's death would be $54,000. Do active military pay taxes This is figured by subtracting from the $60,000 FMV, the $6,000 depreciation allocated to Jim's half interest before the date of death. Do active military pay taxes If under local law Jim had no interest in the income from the property and he contributed no part of the purchase price, his basis at John's death would be $60,000, the FMV of the property. Do active military pay taxes Qualified Joint Interest Include one-half of the value of a qualified joint interest in the decedent's gross estate. Do active military pay taxes It does not matter how much each spouse contributed to the purchase price. Do active military pay taxes Also, it does not matter which spouse dies first. Do active military pay taxes A qualified joint interest is any interest in property held by husband and wife as either of the following. Do active military pay taxes Tenants by the entirety, or Joint tenants with right of survivorship if husband and wife are the only joint tenants. Do active military pay taxes Basis. Do active military pay taxes   As the surviving spouse, your basis in property you owned with your spouse as a qualified joint interest is the cost of your half of the property with certain adjustments. Do active military pay taxes Decrease the cost by any deductions allowed to you for depreciation and depletion. Do active military pay taxes Increase the reduced cost by your basis in the half you inherited. Do active military pay taxes Farm or Closely Held Business Under certain conditions, when a person dies the executor or personal representative of that person's estate can choose to value the qualified real property on other than its FMV. Do active military pay taxes If so, the executor or personal representative values the qualified real property based on its use as a farm or its use in a closely held business. Do active military pay taxes If the executor or personal representative chooses this method of valuation for estate tax purposes, that value is the basis of the property for the heirs. Do active military pay taxes Qualified heirs should be able to get the necessary value from the executor or personal representative of the estate. Do active military pay taxes Special-use valuation. Do active military pay taxes   If you are a qualified heir who received special-use valuation property, your basis in the property is the estate's or trust's basis in that property immediately before the distribution. Do active military pay taxes Increase your basis by any gain recognized by the estate or trust because of post-death appreciation. Do active military pay taxes Post-death appreciation is the property's FMV on the date of distribution minus the property's FMV either on the date of the individual's death or the alternate valuation date. Do active military pay taxes Figure all FMVs without regard to the special-use valuation. Do active military pay taxes   You can elect to increase your basis in special-use valuation property if it becomes subject to the additional estate tax. Do active military pay taxes This tax is assessed if, within 10 years after the death of the decedent, you transfer the property to a person who is not a member of your family or the property stops being used as a farm or in a closely held business. Do active military pay taxes   To increase your basis in the property, you must make an irrevocable election and pay interest on the additional estate tax figured from the date 9 months after the decedent's death until the date of the payment of the additional estate tax. Do active military pay taxes If you meet these requirements, increase your basis in the property to its FMV on the date of the decedent's death or the alternate valuation date. Do active military pay taxes The increase in your basis is considered to have occurred immediately before the event that results in the additional estate tax. Do active military pay taxes   You make the election by filing with Form 706-A a statement that does all of the following. Do active military pay taxes Contains your name, address, and taxpayer identification number and those of the estate; Identifies the election as an election under section 1016(c) of the Internal Revenue Code; Specifies the property for which the election is made; and Provides any additional information required by the Instructions for Form 706-A. Do active military pay taxes   For more information, see the Instructions for Form 706 and the Instructions for Form 706-A. Do active military pay taxes Property Changed to Business or Rental Use If you hold property for personal use and then change it to business use or use it to produce rent, you must figure its basis for depreciation. Do active military pay taxes An example of changing property held for personal use to business use would be renting out your former main home. Do active military pay taxes Basis for depreciation. Do active military pay taxes   The basis for depreciation is the lesser of the following amounts. Do active military pay taxes The FMV of the property on the date of the change, or Your adjusted basis on the date of the change. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes Several years ago you paid $160,000 to have your home built on a lot that cost $25,000. Do active military pay taxes You paid $20,000 for permanent improvements to the house and claimed a $2,000 casualty loss deduction for damage to the house before changing the property to rental use last year. Do active military pay taxes Because land is not depreciable, you include only the cost of the house when figuring the basis for depreciation. Do active military pay taxes Your adjusted basis in the house when you changed its use was $178,000 ($160,000 + $20,000 − $2,000). Do active military pay taxes On the same date, your property had an FMV of $180,000, of which $15,000 was for the land and $165,000 was for the house. Do active military pay taxes The basis for figuring depreciation on the house is its FMV on the date of change ($165,000) because it is less than your adjusted basis ($178,000). Do active military pay taxes Sale of property. Do active military pay taxes   If you later sell or dispose of property changed to business or rental use, the basis of the property you use will depend on whether you are figuring gain or loss. Do active military pay taxes Gain. Do active military pay taxes   The basis for figuring a gain is your adjusted basis when you sell the property. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes Assume the same facts as in the previous example except that you sell the property at a gain after being allowed depreciation deductions of $37,500. Do active military pay taxes Your adjusted basis for figuring gain is $165,500 ($178,000 + $25,000 (land) − $37,500). Do active military pay taxes Loss. Do active military pay taxes   Figure the basis for a loss starting with the smaller of your adjusted basis or the FMV of the property at the time of the change to business or rental use. Do active military pay taxes Then adjust this amount for the period after the change in the property's use, as discussed earlier under Adjusted Basis, to arrive at a basis for loss. Do active military pay taxes Example. Do active military pay taxes Assume the same facts as in the previous example, except that you sell the property at a loss after being allowed depreciation deductions of $37,500. 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