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Federal ez form 12. Federal ez form   Other Income Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Bartering Canceled DebtsInterest included in canceled debt. Federal ez form Exceptions Host or Hostess Life Insurance ProceedsSurviving spouse. Federal ez form Endowment Contract Proceeds Accelerated Death Benefits Public Safety Officer Killed in the Line of Duty Partnership Income S Corporation Income RecoveriesItemized Deduction Recoveries Rents from Personal Property RepaymentsMethod 1. Federal ez form Method 2. Federal ez form RoyaltiesDepletion. Federal ez form Coal and iron ore. Federal ez form Sale of property interest. Federal ez form Part of future production sold. Federal ez form Unemployment BenefitsTypes of unemployment compensation. Federal ez form Governmental program. Federal ez form Repayment of unemployment compensation. Federal ez form Tax withholding. Federal ez form Repayment of benefits. Federal ez form Welfare and Other Public Assistance Benefits Other IncomeEmotional distress. Federal ez form Deduction for costs involved in unlawful discrimination suits. Federal ez form Energy conservation measure. Federal ez form Dwelling unit. Federal ez form Current income required to be distributed. Federal ez form Current income not required to be distributed. Federal ez form How to report. Federal ez form Losses. Federal ez form Grantor trust. Federal ez form Nonemployee compensation. Federal ez form Corporate director. Federal ez form Personal representatives. Federal ez form Manager of trade or business for bankruptcy estate. Federal ez form Notary public. Federal ez form Election precinct official. Federal ez form Difficulty-of-care payments. Federal ez form Maintaining space in home. Federal ez form Reporting taxable payments. Federal ez form Lotteries and raffles. Federal ez form Form W-2G. Federal ez form Reporting winnings and recordkeeping. Federal ez form Inherited pension or IRA. Federal ez form Employee awards or bonuses. Federal ez form Pulitzer, Nobel, and similar prizes. Federal ez form Payment for services. Federal ez form VA payments. Federal ez form Prizes. Federal ez form Strike and lockout benefits. Federal ez form Introduction You must include on your return all items of income you receive in the form of money, property, and services unless the tax law states that you do not include them. Federal ez form Some items, however, are only partly excluded from income. Federal ez form This chapter discusses many kinds of income and explains whether they are taxable or nontaxable. Federal ez form Income that is taxable must be reported on your tax return and is subject to tax. Federal ez form Income that is nontaxable may have to be shown on your tax return but is not taxable. Federal ez form This chapter begins with discussions of the following income items. Federal ez form Bartering. Federal ez form Canceled debts. Federal ez form Sales parties at which you are the host or hostess. Federal ez form Life insurance proceeds. Federal ez form Partnership income. Federal ez form S Corporation income. Federal ez form Recoveries (including state income tax refunds). Federal ez form Rents from personal property. Federal ez form Repayments. Federal ez form Royalties. Federal ez form Unemployment benefits. Federal ez form Welfare and other public assistance benefits. Federal ez form These discussions are followed by brief discussions of other income items. Federal ez form Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 4681 Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments Bartering Bartering is an exchange of property or services. Federal ez form You must include in your income, at the time received, the fair market value of property or services you receive in bartering. Federal ez form If you exchange services with another person and you both have agreed ahead of time on the value of the services, that value will be accepted as fair market value unless the value can be shown to be otherwise. Federal ez form Generally, you report this income on Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business, or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), Net Profit From Business. Federal ez form However, if the barter involves an exchange of something other than services, such as in Example 3 below, you may have to use another form or schedule instead. Federal ez form Example 1. Federal ez form You are a self-employed attorney who performs legal services for a client, a small corporation. Federal ez form The corporation gives you shares of its stock as payment for your services. Federal ez form You must include the fair market value of the shares in your income on Schedule C (Form 1040) or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040) in the year you receive them. Federal ez form Example 2. Federal ez form You are self-employed and a member of a barter club. Federal ez form The club uses “credit units” as a means of exchange. Federal ez form It adds credit units to your account for goods or services you provide to members, which you can use to purchase goods or services offered by other members of the barter club. Federal ez form The club subtracts credit units from your account when you receive goods or services from other members. Federal ez form You must include in your income the value of the credit units that are added to your account, even though you may not actually receive goods or services from other members until a later tax year. Federal ez form Example 3. Federal ez form You own a small apartment building. Federal ez form In return for 6 months rent-free use of an apartment, an artist gives you a work of art she created. Federal ez form You must report as rental income on Schedule E (Form 1040), Supplemental Income and Loss, the fair market value of the artwork, and the artist must report as income on Schedule C (Form 1040) or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040) the fair rental value of the apartment. Federal ez form Form 1099-B from barter exchange. Federal ez form   If you exchanged property or services through a barter exchange, Form 1099-B, Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions, or a similar statement from the barter exchange should be sent to you by February 18, 2014. Federal ez form It should show the value of cash, property, services, credits, or scrip you received from exchanges during 2013. Federal ez form The IRS also will receive a copy of Form 1099-B. Federal ez form Canceled Debts In most cases, if a debt you owe is canceled or forgiven, other than as a gift or bequest, you must include the canceled amount in your income. Federal ez form You have no income from the canceled debt if it is intended as a gift to you. Federal ez form A debt includes any indebtedness for which you are liable or which attaches to property you hold. Federal ez form If the debt is a nonbusiness debt, report the canceled amount on Form 1040, line 21. Federal ez form If it is a business debt, report the amount on Schedule C (Form 1040) or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040) (or on Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming, if the debt is farm debt and you are a farmer). Federal ez form Form 1099-C. Federal ez form   If a Federal Government agency, financial institution, or credit union cancels or forgives a debt you owe of $600 or more, you will receive a Form 1099-C, Cancellation of Debt. Federal ez form The amount of the canceled debt is shown in box 2. Federal ez form Interest included in canceled debt. Federal ez form   If any interest is forgiven and included in the amount of canceled debt in box 2, the amount of interest also will be shown in box 3. Federal ez form Whether or not you must include the interest portion of the canceled debt in your income depends on whether the interest would be deductible when you paid it. Federal ez form See Deductible debt under Exceptions, later. Federal ez form   If the interest would not be deductible (such as interest on a personal loan), include in your income the amount from Form 1099-C, box 2. Federal ez form If the interest would be deductible (such as on a business loan), include in your income the net amount of the canceled debt (the amount shown in box 2 less the interest amount shown in box 3). Federal ez form Discounted mortgage loan. Federal ez form   If your financial institution offers a discount for the early payment of your mortgage loan, the amount of the discount is canceled debt. Federal ez form You must include the canceled amount in your income. Federal ez form Mortgage relief upon sale or other disposition. Federal ez form   If you are personally liable for a mortgage (recourse debt), and you are relieved of the mortgage when you dispose of the property, you may realize gain or loss up to the fair market value of the property. Federal ez form To the extent the mortgage discharge exceeds the fair market value of the property, it is income from discharge of indebtedness unless it qualifies for exclusion under Excluded debt , later. Federal ez form Report any income from discharge of indebtedness on nonbusiness debt that does not qualify for exclusion as other income on Form 1040, line 21. Federal ez form    You may be able to exclude part of the mortgage relief on your principal residence. Federal ez form See Excluded debt, later. Federal ez form   If you are not personally liable for a mortgage (nonrecourse debt), and you are relieved of the mortgage when you dispose of the property (such as through foreclosure), that relief is included in the amount you realize. Federal ez form You may have a taxable gain if the amount you realize exceeds your adjusted basis in the property. Federal ez form Report any gain on nonbusiness property as a capital gain. Federal ez form   See Publication 4681 for more information. Federal ez form Stockholder debt. Federal ez form   If you are a stockholder in a corporation and the corporation cancels or forgives your debt to it, the canceled debt is a constructive distribution that is generally dividend income to you. Federal ez form For more information, see Publication 542, Corporations. Federal ez form   If you are a stockholder in a corporation and you cancel a debt owed to you by the corporation, you generally do not realize income. Federal ez form This is because the canceled debt is considered as a contribution to the capital of the corporation equal to the amount of debt principal that you canceled. Federal ez form Repayment of canceled debt. Federal ez form   If you included a canceled amount in your income and later pay the debt, you may be able to file a claim for refund for the year the amount was included in income. Federal ez form You can file a claim on Form 1040X if the statute of limitations for filing a claim is still open. Federal ez form The statute of limitations generally does not end until 3 years after the due date of your original return. Federal ez form Exceptions There are several exceptions to the inclusion of canceled debt in income. Federal ez form These are explained next. Federal ez form Student loans. Federal ez form   Certain student loans contain a provision that all or part of the debt incurred to attend the qualified educational institution will be canceled if you work for a certain period of time in certain professions for any of a broad class of employers. Federal ez form   You do not have income if your student loan is canceled after you agreed to this provision and then performed the services required. Federal ez form To qualify, the loan must have been made by: The Federal Government, a state or local government, or an instrumentality, agency, or subdivision thereof, A tax-exempt public benefit corporation that has assumed control of a state, county, or municipal hospital, and whose employees are considered public employees under state law, or An educational institution: Under an agreement with an entity described in (1) or (2) that provided the funds to the institution to make the loan, or As part of a program of the institution designed to encourage its students to serve in occupations with unmet needs or in areas with unmet needs and under which the services provided by the students (or former students) are for or under the direction of a governmental unit or a tax-exempt organization described in section 501(c)(3). Federal ez form   A loan to refinance a qualified student loan also will qualify if it was made by an educational institution or a qualified tax-exempt organization under its program designed as described in (3)(b) above. Federal ez form Education loan repayment assistance. Federal ez form   Education loan repayments made to you by the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC Loan Repayment Program), a state education loan repayment program eligible for funds under the Public Health Service Act, or any other state loan repayment or loan forgiveness program that is intended to provide for the increased availability of health services in underserved or health professional shortage areas are not taxable. Federal ez form    The provision relating to the “other state loan repayment or loan forgiveness program” was added to this exclusion for amounts received in tax years beginning after December 31, 2008. Federal ez form If you included these amounts in income in 2010, 2011, or 2012, you should file an amended tax return to exclude this income. Federal ez form See Form 1040X and its instructions for details on filing. Federal ez form Deductible debt. Federal ez form   You do not have income from the cancellation of a debt if your payment of the debt would be deductible. Federal ez form This exception applies only if you use the cash method of accounting. Federal ez form For more information, see chapter 5 of Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. Federal ez form Price reduced after purchase. Federal ez form   In most cases, if the seller reduces the amount of debt you owe for property you purchased, you do not have income from the reduction. Federal ez form The reduction of the debt is treated as a purchase price adjustment and reduces your basis in the property. Federal ez form Excluded debt. Federal ez form   Do not include a canceled debt in your gross income in the following situations. Federal ez form The debt is canceled in a bankruptcy case under title 11 of the U. Federal ez form S. Federal ez form Code. Federal ez form See Publication 908, Bankruptcy Tax Guide. Federal ez form The debt is canceled when you are insolvent. Federal ez form However, you cannot exclude any amount of canceled debt that is more than the amount by which you are insolvent. Federal ez form See Publication 908. Federal ez form The debt is qualified farm debt and is canceled by a qualified person. Federal ez form See chapter 3 of Publication 225, Farmer's Tax Guide. Federal ez form The debt is qualified real property business debt. Federal ez form See chapter 5 of Publication 334. Federal ez form The cancellation is intended as a gift. Federal ez form The debt is qualified principal residence indebtedness. Federal ez form See Publication 525 for additional information. Federal ez form Host or Hostess If you host a party or event at which sales are made, any gift or gratuity you receive for giving the event is a payment for helping a direct seller make sales. Federal ez form You must report this item as income at its fair market value. Federal ez form Your out-of-pocket party expenses are subject to the 50% limit for meal and entertainment expenses. Federal ez form These expenses are deductible as miscellaneous itemized deductions subject to the 2%-of-AGI limit on Schedule A (Form 1040), but only up to the amount of income you receive for giving the party. Federal ez form For more information about the 50% limit for meal and entertainment expenses, see chapter 26. Federal ez form Life Insurance Proceeds Life insurance proceeds paid to you because of the death of the insured person are not taxable unless the policy was turned over to you for a price. Federal ez form This is true even if the proceeds were paid under an accident or health insurance policy or an endowment contract. Federal ez form However, interest income received as a result of life insurance proceeds may be taxable. Federal ez form Proceeds not received in installments. Federal ez form   If death benefits are paid to you in a lump sum or other than at regular intervals, include in your income only the benefits that are more than the amount payable to you at the time of the insured person's death. Federal ez form If the benefit payable at death is not specified, you include in your income the benefit payments that are more than the present value of the payments at the time of death. Federal ez form Proceeds received in installments. Federal ez form   If you receive life insurance proceeds in installments, you can exclude part of each installment from your income. Federal ez form   To determine the excluded part, divide the amount held by the insurance company (generally the total lump sum payable at the death of the insured person) by the number of installments to be paid. Federal ez form Include anything over this excluded part in your income as interest. Federal ez form Surviving spouse. Federal ez form   If your spouse died before October 23, 1986, and insurance proceeds paid to you because of the death of your spouse are received in installments, you can exclude up to $1,000 a year of the interest included in the installments. Federal ez form If you remarry, you can continue to take the exclusion. Federal ez form Surrender of policy for cash. Federal ez form   If you surrender a life insurance policy for cash, you must include in income any proceeds that are more than the cost of the life insurance policy. Federal ez form In most cases, your cost (or investment in the contract) is the total of premiums that you paid for the life insurance policy, less any refunded premiums, rebates, dividends, or unrepaid loans that were not included in your income. Federal ez form    You should receive a Form 1099-R showing the total proceeds and the taxable part. Federal ez form Report these amounts on lines 16a and 16b of Form 1040 or lines 12a and 12b of Form 1040A. Federal ez form More information. Federal ez form   For more information, see Life Insurance Proceeds in Publication 525. Federal ez form Endowment Contract Proceeds An endowment contract is a policy under which you are paid a specified amount of money on a certain date unless you die before that date, in which case, the money is paid to your designated beneficiary. Federal ez form Endowment proceeds paid in a lump sum to you at maturity are taxable only if the proceeds are more than the cost of the policy. Federal ez form To determine your cost, subtract any amount that you previously received under the contract and excluded from your income from the total premiums (or other consideration) paid for the contract. Federal ez form Include the part of the lump sum payment that is more than your cost in your income. Federal ez form Accelerated Death Benefits Certain amounts paid as accelerated death benefits under a life insurance contract or viatical settlement before the insured's death are excluded from income if the insured is terminally or chronically ill. Federal ez form Viatical settlement. Federal ez form   This is the sale or assignment of any part of the death benefit under a life insurance contract to a viatical settlement provider. Federal ez form A viatical settlement provider is a person who regularly engages in the business of buying or taking assignment of life insurance contracts on the lives of insured individuals who are terminally or chronically ill and who meets the requirements of section 101(g)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal ez form Exclusion for terminal illness. Federal ez form    Accelerated death benefits are fully excludable if the insured is a terminally ill individual. Federal ez form This is a person who has been certified by a physician as having an illness or physical condition that can reasonably be expected to result in death within 24 months from the date of the certification. Federal ez form Exclusion for chronic illness. Federal ez form    If the insured is a chronically ill individual who is not terminally ill, accelerated death benefits paid on the basis of costs incurred for qualified long-term care services are fully excludable. Federal ez form Accelerated death benefits paid on a per diem or other periodic basis are excludable up to a limit. Federal ez form This limit applies to the total of the accelerated death benefits and any periodic payments received from long-term care insurance contracts. Federal ez form For information on the limit and the definitions of chronically ill individual, qualified long-term care services, and long-term care insurance contracts, see Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts under Sickness and Injury Benefits in Publication 525. Federal ez form Exception. Federal ez form   The exclusion does not apply to any amount paid to a person (other than the insured) who has an insurable interest in the life of the insured because the insured: Is a director, officer, or employee of the person, or Has a financial interest in the person's business. Federal ez form Form 8853. Federal ez form   To claim an exclusion for accelerated death benefits made on a per diem or other periodic basis, you must file Form 8853, Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts, with your return. Federal ez form You do not have to file Form 8853 to exclude accelerated death benefits paid on the basis of actual expenses incurred. Federal ez form Public Safety Officer Killed in the Line of Duty If you are a survivor of a public safety officer who was killed in the line of duty, you may be able to exclude from income certain amounts you receive. Federal ez form For this purpose, the term public safety officer includes law enforcement officers, firefighters, chaplains, and rescue squad and ambulance crew members. Federal ez form For more information, see Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators. Federal ez form Partnership Income A partnership generally is not a taxable entity. Federal ez form The income, gains, losses, deductions, and credits of a partnership are passed through to the partners based on each partner's distributive share of these items. Federal ez form Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). Federal ez form    Although a partnership generally pays no tax, it must file an information return on Form 1065, U. Federal ez form S. Federal ez form Return of Partnership Income, and send Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) to each partner. Federal ez form In addition, the partnership will send each partner a copy of the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) to help each partner report his or her share of the partnership's income, deductions, credits, and tax preference items. Federal ez form Keep Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) for your records. Federal ez form Do not attach it to your Form 1040, unless you are specifically required to do so. Federal ez form For more information on partnerships, see Publication 541, Partnerships. Federal ez form Qualified joint venture. Federal ez form   If you and your spouse each materially participate as the only members of a jointly owned and operated business, and you file a joint return for the tax year, you can make a joint election to be treated as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership. Federal ez form To make this election, you must divide all items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit attributable to the business between you and your spouse in accordance with your respective interests in the venture. Federal ez form For further information on how to make the election and which schedule(s) to file, see the instructions for your individual tax return. Federal ez form S Corporation Income In most cases, an S corporation does not pay tax on its income. Federal ez form Instead, the income, losses, deductions, and credits of the corporation are passed through to the shareholders based on each shareholder's pro rata share. Federal ez form Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S). Federal ez form   An S corporation must file a return on Form 1120S, U. Federal ez form S. Federal ez form Income Tax Return for an S Corporation, and send Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S) to each shareholder. Federal ez form In addition, the S corporation will send each shareholder a copy of the Shareholder's Instructions for Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S) to help each shareholder report his or her share of the S corporation's income, losses, credits, and deductions. Federal ez form Keep Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S) for your records. Federal ez form Do not attach it to your Form 1040, unless you are specifically required to do so. Federal ez form For more information on S corporations and their shareholders, see the Instructions for Form 1120S. Federal ez form Recoveries A recovery is a return of an amount you deducted or took a credit for in an earlier year. Federal ez form The most common recoveries are refunds, reimbursements, and rebates of deductions itemized on Schedule A (Form 1040). Federal ez form You also may have recoveries of non-itemized deductions (such as payments on previously deducted bad debts) and recoveries of items for which you previously claimed a tax credit. Federal ez form Tax benefit rule. Federal ez form   You must include a recovery in your income in the year you receive it up to the amount by which the deduction or credit you took for the recovered amount reduced your tax in the earlier year. Federal ez form For this purpose, any increase to an amount carried over to the current year that resulted from the deduction or credit is considered to have reduced your tax in the earlier year. Federal ez form For more information, see Publication 525. Federal ez form Federal income tax refund. Federal ez form   Refunds of federal income taxes are not included in your income because they are never allowed as a deduction from income. Federal ez form State tax refund. Federal ez form   If you received a state or local income tax refund (or credit or offset) in 2013, you generally must include it in income if you deducted the tax in an earlier year. Federal ez form The payer should send Form 1099-G, Certain Government Payments, to you by January 31, 2014. Federal ez form The IRS also will receive a copy of the Form 1099-G. Federal ez form If you file Form 1040, use the State and Local Income Tax Refund Worksheet in the 2013 Form 1040 instructions for line 10 to figure the amount (if any) to include in your income. Federal ez form See Publication 525 for when you must use another worksheet. Federal ez form   If you could choose to deduct for a tax year either: State and local income taxes, or State and local general sales taxes, then the maximum refund that you may have to include in income is limited to the excess of the tax you chose to deduct for that year over the tax you did not choose to deduct for that year. Federal ez form For examples, see Publication 525. Federal ez form Mortgage interest refund. Federal ez form    If you received a refund or credit in 2013 of mortgage interest paid in an earlier year, the amount should be shown in box 3 of your Form 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement. Federal ez form Do not subtract the refund amount from the interest you paid in 2013. Federal ez form You may have to include it in your income under the rules explained in the following discussions. Federal ez form Interest on recovery. Federal ez form   Interest on any of the amounts you recover must be reported as interest income in the year received. Federal ez form For example, report any interest you received on state or local income tax refunds on Form 1040, line 8a. Federal ez form Recovery and expense in same year. Federal ez form   If the refund or other recovery and the expense occur in the same year, the recovery reduces the deduction or credit and is not reported as income. Federal ez form Recovery for 2 or more years. Federal ez form   If you receive a refund or other recovery that is for amounts you paid in 2 or more separate years, you must allocate, on a pro rata basis, the recovered amount between the years in which you paid it. Federal ez form This allocation is necessary to determine the amount of recovery from any earlier years and to determine the amount, if any, of your allowable deduction for this item for the current year. Federal ez form For information on how to compute the allocation, see Recoveries in Publication 525. Federal ez form Itemized Deduction Recoveries If you recover any amount that you deducted in an earlier year on Schedule A (Form 1040), you generally must include the full amount of the recovery in your income in the year you receive it. Federal ez form Where to report. Federal ez form   Enter your state or local income tax refund on Form 1040, line 10, and the total of all other recoveries as other income on Form 1040, line 21. Federal ez form You cannot use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Federal ez form Standard deduction limit. Federal ez form   You generally are allowed to claim the standard deduction if you do not itemize your deductions. Federal ez form Only your itemized deductions that are more than your standard deduction are subject to the recovery rule (unless you are required to itemize your deductions). Federal ez form If your total deductions on the earlier year return were not more than your income for that year, include in your income this year the lesser of: Your recoveries, or The amount by which your itemized deductions exceeded the standard deduction. Federal ez form Example. Federal ez form For 2012, you filed a joint return. Federal ez form Your taxable income was $60,000 and you were not entitled to any tax credits. Federal ez form Your standard deduction was $11,900, and you had itemized deductions of $14,000. Federal ez form In 2013, you received the following recoveries for amounts deducted on your 2012 return: Medical expenses $200 State and local income tax refund 400 Refund of mortgage interest 325 Total recoveries $925 None of the recoveries were more than the deductions taken for 2012. Federal ez form The difference between the state and local income tax you deducted and your local general sales tax was more than $400. Federal ez form Your total recoveries are less than the amount by which your itemized deductions exceeded the standard deduction ($14,000 − 11,900 = $2,100), so you must include your total recoveries in your income for 2013. Federal ez form Report the state and local income tax refund of $400 on Form 1040, line 10, and the balance of your recoveries, $525, on Form 1040, line 21. Federal ez form Standard deduction for earlier years. Federal ez form   To determine if amounts recovered in 2013 must be included in your income, you must know the standard deduction for your filing status for the year the deduction was claimed. Federal ez form Look in the instructions for your tax return from prior years to locate the standard deduction for the filing status for that prior year. Federal ez form Example. Federal ez form You filed a joint return on Form 1040 for 2012 with taxable income of $45,000. Federal ez form Your itemized deductions were $12,350. Federal ez form The standard deduction that you could have claimed was $11,900. Federal ez form In 2013, you recovered $2,100 of your 2012 itemized deductions. Federal ez form None of the recoveries were more than the actual deductions for 2012. Federal ez form Include $450 of the recoveries in your 2013 income. Federal ez form This is the smaller of your recoveries ($2,100) or the amount by which your itemized deductions were more than the standard deduction ($12,350 − $11,900 = $450). Federal ez form Recovery limited to deduction. Federal ez form   You do not include in your income any amount of your recovery that is more than the amount you deducted in the earlier year. Federal ez form The amount you include in your income is limited to the smaller of: The amount deducted on Schedule A (Form 1040), or The amount recovered. Federal ez form Example. Federal ez form During 2012 you paid $1,700 for medical expenses. Federal ez form From this amount you subtracted $1,500, which was 7. Federal ez form 5% of your adjusted gross income. Federal ez form Your actual medical expense deduction was $200. Federal ez form In 2013, you received a $500 reimbursement from your medical insurance for your 2012 expenses. Federal ez form The only amount of the $500 reimbursement that must be included in your income for 2013 is $200—the amount actually deducted. Federal ez form Other recoveries. Federal ez form   See Recoveries in Publication 525 if: You have recoveries of items other than itemized deductions, or You received a recovery for an item for which you claimed a tax credit (other than investment credit or foreign tax credit) in a prior year. Federal ez form Rents from Personal Property If you rent out personal property, such as equipment or vehicles, how you report your income and expenses is in most cases determined by: Whether or not the rental activity is a business, and Whether or not the rental activity is conducted for profit. Federal ez form In most cases, if your primary purpose is income or profit and you are involved in the rental activity with continuity and regularity, your rental activity is a business. Federal ez form See Publication 535, Business Expenses, for details on deducting expenses for both business and not-for-profit activities. Federal ez form Reporting business income and expenses. Federal ez form    If you are in the business of renting personal property, report your income and expenses on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Federal ez form The form instructions have information on how to complete them. Federal ez form Reporting nonbusiness income. Federal ez form   If you are not in the business of renting personal property, report your rental income on Form 1040, line 21. Federal ez form List the type and amount of the income on the dotted line next to line 21. Federal ez form Reporting nonbusiness expenses. Federal ez form   If you rent personal property for profit, include your rental expenses in the total amount you enter on Form 1040, line 36. Federal ez form Also enter the amount and “PPR” on the dotted line next to line 36. Federal ez form   If you do not rent personal property for profit, your deductions are limited and you cannot report a loss to offset other income. Federal ez form See Activity not for profit , under Other Income, later. Federal ez form Repayments If you had to repay an amount that you included in your income in an earlier year, you may be able to deduct the amount repaid from your income for the year in which you repaid it. Federal ez form Or, if the amount you repaid is more than $3,000, you may be able to take a credit against your tax for the year in which you repaid it. Federal ez form Generally, you can claim a deduction or credit only if the repayment qualifies as an expense or loss incurred in your trade or business or in a for-profit transaction. Federal ez form Type of deduction. Federal ez form   The type of deduction you are allowed in the year of repayment depends on the type of income you included in the earlier year. Federal ez form You generally deduct the repayment on the same form or schedule on which you previously reported it as income. Federal ez form For example, if you reported it as self-employment income, deduct it as a business expense on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040) or Schedule F (Form 1040). Federal ez form If you reported it as a capital gain, deduct it as a capital loss as explained in the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). Federal ez form If you reported it as wages, unemployment compensation, or other nonbusiness income, deduct it as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Federal ez form Repaid social security benefits. Federal ez form   If you repaid social security benefits or equivalent railroad retirement benefits, see Repayment of benefits in chapter 11. Federal ez form Repayment of $3,000 or less. Federal ez form   If the amount you repaid was $3,000 or less, deduct it from your income in the year you repaid it. Federal ez form If you must deduct it as a miscellaneous itemized deduction, enter it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 23. Federal ez form Repayment over $3,000. Federal ez form   If the amount you repaid was more than $3,000, you can deduct the repayment (as explained under Type of deduction , earlier). Federal ez form However, you can choose instead to take a tax credit for the year of repayment if you included the income under a claim of right. Federal ez form This means that at the time you included the income, it appeared that you had an unrestricted right to it. Federal ez form If you qualify for this choice, figure your tax under both methods and compare the results. Federal ez form Use the method (deduction or credit) that results in less tax. Federal ez form When determining whether the amount you repaid was more or less than $3,000, consider the total amount being repaid on the return. Federal ez form Each instance of repayment is not considered separately. Federal ez form Method 1. Federal ez form   Figure your tax for 2013 claiming a deduction for the repaid amount. Federal ez form If you must deduct it as a miscellaneous itemized deduction, enter it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 28. Federal ez form Method 2. Federal ez form   Figure your tax for 2013 claiming a credit for the repaid amount. Federal ez form Follow these steps. Federal ez form Figure your tax for 2013 without deducting the repaid amount. Federal ez form Refigure your tax from the earlier year without including in income the amount you repaid in 2013. Federal ez form Subtract the tax in (2) from the tax shown on your return for the earlier year. Federal ez form This is the credit. Federal ez form Subtract the answer in (3) from the tax for 2013 figured without the deduction (Step 1). Federal ez form   If method 1 results in less tax, deduct the amount repaid. Federal ez form If method 2 results in less tax, claim the credit figured in (3) above on Form 1040, line 71, by adding the amount of the credit to any other credits on this line, and entering “I. Federal ez form R. Federal ez form C. Federal ez form 1341” in the column to the right of line 71. Federal ez form   An example of this computation can be found in Publication 525. Federal ez form Repaid wages subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Federal ez form   If you had to repay an amount that you included in your wages or compensation in an earlier year on which social security, Medicare, or tier 1 RRTA taxes were paid, ask your employer to refund the excess amount to you. Federal ez form If the employer refuses to refund the taxes, ask for a statement indicating the amount of the overcollection to support your claim. Federal ez form File a claim for refund using Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. Federal ez form Repaid wages subject to Additional Medicare Tax. Federal ez form   Employers cannot make an adjustment or file a claim for refund for Additional Medicare Tax withholding when there is a repayment of wages received by an employee in a prior year because the employee determines liability for Additional Medicare Tax on the employee's income tax return for the prior year. Federal ez form If you had to repay an amount that you included in your wages or compensation in an earlier year, and on which Additional Medicare Tax was paid, you may be able to recover the Additional Medicare Tax paid on the amount. Federal ez form To recover Additional Medicare Tax on the repaid wages or compensation, you must file Form 1040X, Amended U. Federal ez form S. Federal ez form Individual Income Tax Return, for the prior year in which the wages or compensation were originally received. Federal ez form See the Instructions for Form 1040X. Federal ez form Royalties Royalties from copyrights, patents, and oil, gas, and mineral properties are taxable as ordinary income. Federal ez form In most cases you report royalties in Part I of Schedule E (Form 1040). Federal ez form However, if you hold an operating oil, gas, or mineral interest or are in business as a self-employed writer, inventor, artist, etc. Federal ez form , report your income and expenses on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Federal ez form Copyrights and patents. Federal ez form   Royalties from copyrights on literary, musical, or artistic works, and similar property, or from patents on inventions, are amounts paid to you for the right to use your work over a specified period of time. Federal ez form Royalties generally are based on the number of units sold, such as the number of books, tickets to a performance, or machines sold. Federal ez form Oil, gas, and minerals. Federal ez form   Royalty income from oil, gas, and mineral properties is the amount you receive when natural resources are extracted from your property. Federal ez form The royalties are based on units, such as barrels, tons, etc. Federal ez form , and are paid to you by a person or company who leases the property from you. Federal ez form Depletion. Federal ez form   If you are the owner of an economic interest in mineral deposits or oil and gas wells, you can recover your investment through the depletion allowance. Federal ez form For information on this subject, see chapter 9 of Publication 535. Federal ez form Coal and iron ore. Federal ez form   Under certain circumstances, you can treat amounts you receive from the disposal of coal and iron ore as payments from the sale of a capital asset, rather than as royalty income. Federal ez form For information about gain or loss from the sale of coal and iron ore, see Publication 544. Federal ez form Sale of property interest. Federal ez form   If you sell your complete interest in oil, gas, or mineral rights, the amount you receive is considered payment for the sale of property used in a trade or business under section 1231, not royalty income. Federal ez form Under certain circumstances, the sale is subject to capital gain or loss treatment as explained in the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). Federal ez form For more information on selling section 1231 property, see chapter 3 of Publication 544. Federal ez form   If you retain a royalty, an overriding royalty, or a net profit interest in a mineral property for the life of the property, you have made a lease or a sublease, and any cash you receive for the assignment of other interests in the property is ordinary income subject to a depletion allowance. Federal ez form Part of future production sold. Federal ez form   If you own mineral property but sell part of the future production, in most cases you treat the money you receive from the buyer at the time of the sale as a loan from the buyer. Federal ez form Do not include it in your income or take depletion based on it. Federal ez form   When production begins, you include all the proceeds in your income, deduct all the production expenses, and deduct depletion from that amount to arrive at your taxable income from the property. Federal ez form Unemployment Benefits The tax treatment of unemployment benefits you receive depends on the type of program paying the benefits. Federal ez form Unemployment compensation. Federal ez form   You must include in income all unemployment compensation you receive. Federal ez form You should receive a Form 1099-G showing in box 1 the total unemployment compensation paid to you. Federal ez form In most cases, you enter unemployment compensation on line 19 of Form 1040, line 13 of Form 1040A, or line 3 of Form 1040EZ. Federal ez form Types of unemployment compensation. Federal ez form   Unemployment compensation generally includes any amount received under an unemployment compensation law of the United States or of a state. Federal ez form It includes the following benefits. Federal ez form Benefits paid by a state or the District of Columbia from the Federal Unemployment Trust Fund. Federal ez form State unemployment insurance benefits. Federal ez form Railroad unemployment compensation benefits. Federal ez form Disability payments from a government program paid as a substitute for unemployment compensation. Federal ez form (Amounts received as workers' compensation for injuries or illness are not unemployment compensation. Federal ez form See chapter 5 for more information. Federal ez form ) Trade readjustment allowances under the Trade Act of 1974. Federal ez form Unemployment assistance under the Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Federal ez form Unemployment assistance under the Airline Deregulation Act of 1974 Program. Federal ez form Governmental program. Federal ez form   If you contribute to a governmental unemployment compensation program and your contributions are not deductible, amounts you receive under the program are not included as unemployment compensation until you recover your contributions. Federal ez form If you deducted all of your contributions to the program, the entire amount you receive under the program is included in your income. Federal ez form Repayment of unemployment compensation. Federal ez form   If you repaid in 2013 unemployment compensation you received in 2013, subtract the amount you repaid from the total amount you received and enter the difference on line 19 of Form 1040, line 13 of Form 1040A, or line 3 of Form 1040EZ. Federal ez form On the dotted line next to your entry enter “Repaid” and the amount you repaid. Federal ez form If you repaid unemployment compensation in 2013 that you included in income in an earlier year, you can deduct the amount repaid on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 23, if you itemize deductions. Federal ez form If the amount is more than $3,000, see Repayments , earlier. Federal ez form Tax withholding. Federal ez form   You can choose to have federal income tax withheld from your unemployment compensation. Federal ez form To make this choice, complete Form W-4V, Voluntary Withholding Request, and give it to the paying office. Federal ez form Tax will be withheld at 10% of your payment. Federal ez form    If you do not choose to have tax withheld from your unemployment compensation, you may be liable for estimated tax. Federal ez form If you do not pay enough tax, either through withholding or estimated tax, or a combination of both, you may have to pay a penalty. Federal ez form For more information on estimated tax, see chapter 4. Federal ez form Supplemental unemployment benefits. Federal ez form   Benefits received from an employer-financed fund (to which the employees did not contribute) are not unemployment compensation. Federal ez form They are taxable as wages and are subject to withholding for income tax. Federal ez form They may be subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Federal ez form For more information, see Supplemental Unemployment Benefits in section 5 of Publication 15-A, Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide. Federal ez form Report these payments on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A or on line 1 of Form 1040EZ. Federal ez form Repayment of benefits. Federal ez form   You may have to repay some of your supplemental unemployment benefits to qualify for trade readjustment allowances under the Trade Act of 1974. Federal ez form If you repay supplemental unemployment benefits in the same year you receive them, reduce the total benefits by the amount you repay. Federal ez form If you repay the benefits in a later year, you must include the full amount of the benefits received in your income for the year you received them. Federal ez form   Deduct the repayment in the later year as an adjustment to gross income on Form 1040. Federal ez form (You cannot use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Federal ez form ) Include the repayment on Form 1040, line 36, and enter “Sub-Pay TRA” and the amount on the dotted line next to line 36. Federal ez form If the amount you repay in a later year is more than $3,000, you may be able to take a credit against your tax for the later year instead of deducting the amount repaid. Federal ez form For more information on this, see Repayments , earlier. Federal ez form Private unemployment fund. Federal ez form   Unemployment benefit payments from a private (nonunion) fund to which you voluntarily contribute are taxable only if the amounts you receive are more than your total payments into the fund. Federal ez form Report the taxable amount on Form 1040, line 21. Federal ez form Payments by a union. Federal ez form   Benefits paid to you as an unemployed member of a union from regular union dues are included in your income on Form 1040, line 21. Federal ez form However, if you contribute to a special union fund and your payments to the fund are not deductible, the unemployment benefits you receive from the fund are includible in your income only to the extent they are more than your contributions. Federal ez form Guaranteed annual wage. Federal ez form   Payments you receive from your employer during periods of unemployment, under a union agreement that guarantees you full pay during the year, are taxable as wages. Federal ez form Include them on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A or on line 1 of Form 1040EZ. Federal ez form State employees. Federal ez form   Payments similar to a state's unemployment compensation may be made by the state to its employees who are not covered by the state's unemployment compensation law. Federal ez form Although the payments are fully taxable, do not report them as unemployment compensation. Federal ez form Report these payments on Form 1040, line 21. Federal ez form Welfare and Other Public Assistance Benefits Do not include in your income governmental benefit payments from a public welfare fund based upon need, such as payments to blind individuals under a state public assistance law. Federal ez form Payments from a state fund for the victims of crime should not be included in the victims' incomes if they are in the nature of welfare payments. Federal ez form Do not deduct medical expenses that are reimbursed by such a fund. Federal ez form You must include in your income any welfare payments that are compensation for services or that are obtained fraudulently. Federal ez form Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA) payments. Federal ez form   RTAA payments received from a state must be included in your income. Federal ez form The state must send you Form 1099-G to advise you of the amount you should include in income. Federal ez form The amount should be reported on Form 1040, line 21. Federal ez form Persons with disabilities. Federal ez form   If you have a disability, you must include in income compensation you receive for services you perform unless the compensation is otherwise excluded. Federal ez form However, you do not include in income the value of goods, services, and cash that you receive, not in return for your services, but for your training and rehabilitation because you have a disability. Federal ez form Excludable amounts include payments for transportation and attendant care, such as interpreter services for the deaf, reader services for the blind, and services to help individuals with an intellectual disability do their work. Federal ez form Disaster relief grants. Federal ez form    Do not include post-disaster grants received under the Robert T. Federal ez form Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act in your income if the grant payments are made to help you meet necessary expenses or serious needs for medical, dental, housing, personal property, transportation, child care, or funeral expenses. Federal ez form Do not deduct casualty losses or medical expenses that are specifically reimbursed by these disaster relief grants. Federal ez form If you have deducted a casualty loss for the loss of your personal residence and you later receive a disaster relief grant for the loss of the same residence, you may have to include part or all of the grant in your taxable income. Federal ez form See Recoveries , earlier. Federal ez form Unemployment assistance payments under the Act are taxable unemployment compensation. Federal ez form See Unemployment compensation under Unemployment Benefits, earlier. Federal ez form Disaster relief payments. Federal ez form   You can exclude from income any amount you receive that is a qualified disaster relief payment. Federal ez form A qualified disaster relief payment is an amount paid to you: To reimburse or pay reasonable and necessary personal, family, living, or funeral expenses that result from a qualified disaster; To reimburse or pay reasonable and necessary expenses incurred for the repair or rehabilitation of your home or repair or replacement of its contents to the extent it is due to a qualified disaster; By a person engaged in the furnishing or sale of transportation as a common carrier because of the death or personal physical injuries incurred as a result of a qualified disaster; or By a federal, state, or local government, or agency, or instrumentality in connection with a qualified disaster in order to promote the general welfare. Federal ez form You can exclude this amount only to the extent any expense it pays for is not paid for by insurance or otherwise. Federal ez form The exclusion does not apply if you were a participant or conspirator in a terrorist action or a representative of one. Federal ez form   A qualified disaster is: A disaster which results from a terrorist or military action; A federally declared disaster; or A disaster which results from an accident involving a common carrier, or from any other event, which is determined to be catastrophic by the Secretary of the Treasury or his or her delegate. Federal ez form   For amounts paid under item (4), a disaster is qualified if it is determined by an applicable federal, state, or local authority to warrant assistance from the federal, state, or local government, agency, or instrumentality. Federal ez form Disaster mitigation payments. Federal ez form   You also can exclude from income any amount you receive that is a qualified disaster mitigation payment. Federal ez form Qualified disaster mitigation payments are also most commonly paid to you in the period immediately following damage to property as a result of a natural disaster. Federal ez form However, disaster mitigation payments are used to mitigate (reduce the severity of) potential damage from future natural disasters. Federal ez form They are paid to you through state and local governments based on the provisions of the Robert T. Federal ez form Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act or the National Flood Insurance Act. Federal ez form   You cannot increase the basis or adjusted basis of your property for improvements made with nontaxable disaster mitigation payments. Federal ez form Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). Federal ez form   If you benefit from Pay-for-Performance Success Payments under HAMP, the payments are not taxable. Federal ez form Mortgage assistance payments under section 235 of the National Housing Act. Federal ez form   Payments made under section 235 of the National Housing Act for mortgage assistance are not included in the homeowner's income. Federal ez form Interest paid for the homeowner under the mortgage assistance program cannot be deducted. Federal ez form Medicare. Federal ez form   Medicare benefits received under title XVIII of the Social Security Act are not includible in the gross income of the individuals for whom they are paid. Federal ez form This includes basic (part A (Hospital Insurance Benefits for the Aged)) and supplementary (part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance Benefits for the Aged)). Federal ez form Old-age, survivors, and disability insurance benefits (OASDI). Federal ez form   Generally, OASDI payments under section 202 of title II of the Social Security Act are not includible in the gross income of the individuals to whom they are paid. Federal ez form This applies to old-age insurance benefits, and insurance benefits for wives, husbands, children, widows, widowers, mothers and fathers, and parents, as well as the lump-sum death payment. Federal ez form Nutrition Program for the Elderly. Federal ez form    Food benefits you receive under the Nutrition Program for the Elderly are not taxable. Federal ez form If you prepare and serve free meals for the program, include in your income as wages the cash pay you receive, even if you are also eligible for food benefits. Federal ez form Payments to reduce cost of winter energy. Federal ez form   Payments made by a state to qualified people to reduce their cost of winter energy use are not taxable. Federal ez form Other Income The following brief discussions are arranged in alphabetical order. Federal ez form Other income items briefly discussed below are referenced to publications which provide more topical information. Federal ez form Activity not for profit. Federal ez form   You must include on your return income from an activity from which you do not expect to make a profit. Federal ez form An example of this type of activity is a hobby or a farm you operate mostly for recreation and pleasure. Federal ez form Enter this income on Form 1040, line 21. Federal ez form Deductions for expenses related to the activity are limited. Federal ez form They cannot total more than the income you report and can be taken only if you itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Federal ez form See Not-for-Profit Activities in chapter 1 of Publication 535 for information on whether an activity is considered carried on for a profit. Federal ez form Alaska Permanent Fund dividend. Federal ez form   If you received a payment from Alaska's mineral income fund (Alaska Permanent Fund dividend), report it as income on line 21 of Form 1040, line 13 of Form 1040A, or line 3 of Form 1040EZ. Federal ez form The state of Alaska sends each recipient a document that shows the amount of the payment with the check. Federal ez form The amount also is reported to IRS. Federal ez form Alimony. Federal ez form   Include in your income on Form 1040, line 11, any alimony payments you receive. Federal ez form Amounts you receive for child support are not income to you. Federal ez form Alimony and child support payments are discussed in chapter 18. Federal ez form Bribes. Federal ez form   If you receive a bribe, include it in your income. Federal ez form Campaign contributions. Federal ez form   These contributions are not income to a candidate unless they are diverted to his or her personal use. Federal ez form To be exempt from tax, the contributions must be spent for campaign purposes or kept in a fund for use in future campaigns. Federal ez form However, interest earned on bank deposits, dividends received on contributed securities, and net gains realized on sales of contributed securities are taxable and must be reported on Form 1120-POL, U. Federal ez form S. Federal ez form Income Tax Return for Certain Political Organizations. Federal ez form Excess campaign funds transferred to an office account must be included in the officeholder's income on Form 1040, line 21, in the year transferred. Federal ez form Car pools. Federal ez form   Do not include in your income amounts you receive from the passengers for driving a car in a car pool to and from work. Federal ez form These amounts are considered reimbursement for your expenses. Federal ez form However, this rule does not apply if you have developed car pool arrangements into a profit-making business of transporting workers for hire. Federal ez form Cash rebates. Federal ez form   A cash rebate you receive from a dealer or manufacturer of an item you buy is not income, but you must reduce your basis by the amount of the rebate. Federal ez form Example. Federal ez form You buy a new car for $24,000 cash and receive a $2,000 rebate check from the manufacturer. Federal ez form The $2,000 is not income to you. Federal ez form Your basis in the car is $22,000. Federal ez form This is the basis on which you figure gain or loss if you sell the car and depreciation if you use it for business. Federal ez form Casualty insurance and other reimbursements. Federal ez form   You generally should not report these reimbursements on your return unless you are figuring gain or loss from the casualty or theft. Federal ez form See chapter 25 for more information. Federal ez form Child support payments. Federal ez form   You should not report these payments on your return. Federal ez form See chapter 18 for more information. Federal ez form Court awards and damages. Federal ez form   To determine if settlement amounts you receive by compromise or judgment must be included in your income, you must consider the item that the settlement replaces. Federal ez form The character of the income as ordinary income or capital gain depends on the nature of the underlying claim. Federal ez form Include the following as ordinary income. Federal ez form Interest on any award. Federal ez form Compensation for lost wages or lost profits in most cases. Federal ez form Punitive damages, in most cases. Federal ez form It does not matter if they relate to a physical injury or physical sickness. Federal ez form Amounts received in settlement of pension rights (if you did not contribute to the plan). Federal ez form Damages for: Patent or copyright infringement, Breach of contract, or Interference with business operations. Federal ez form Back pay and damages for emotional distress received to satisfy a claim under title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Federal ez form Attorney fees and costs (including contingent fees) where the underlying recovery is included in gross income. Federal ez form   Do not include in your income compensatory damages for personal physical injury or physical sickness (whether received in a lump sum or installments). Federal ez form Emotional distress. Federal ez form   Emotional distress itself is not a physical injury or physical sickness, but damages you receive for emotional distress due to a physical injury or sickness are treated as received for the physical injury or sickness. Federal ez form Do not include them in your income. Federal ez form   If the emotional distress is due to a personal injury that is not due to a physical injury or sickness (for example, employment discrimination or injury to reputation), you must include the damages in your income, except for any damages you receive for medical care due to that emotional distress. Federal ez form Emotional distress includes physical symptoms that result from emotional distress, such as headaches, insomnia, and stomach disorders. Federal ez form Deduction for costs involved in unlawful discrimination suits. Federal ez form   You may be able to deduct attorney fees and court costs paid to recover a judgment or settlement for a claim of unlawful discrimination under various provisions of federal, state, and local law listed in Internal Revenue Code section 62(e), a claim against the United States government, or a claim under section 1862(b)(3)(A) of the Social Security Act. Federal ez form For more information, see Publication 525. Federal ez form Credit card insurance. Federal ez form   In most cases, if you receive benefits under a credit card disability or unemployment insurance plan, the benefits are taxable to you. Federal ez form These plans make the minimum monthly payment on your credit card account if you cannot make the payment due to injury, illness, disability, or unemployment. Federal ez form Report on Form 1040, line 21, the amount of benefits you received during the year that is more than the amount of the premiums you paid during the year. Federal ez form Down payment assistance. Federal ez form   If you purchase a home and receive assistance from a nonprofit corporation to make the down payment, that assistance is not included in your income. Federal ez form If the corporation qualifies as a tax-exempt charitable organization, the assistance is treated as a gift and is included in your basis of the house. Federal ez form If the corporation does not qualify, the assistance is treated as a rebate or reduction of the purchase price and is not included in your basis. Federal ez form Employment agency fees. Federal ez form   If you get a job through an employment agency, and the fee is paid by your employer, the fee is not includible in your income if you are not liable for it. Federal ez form However, if you pay it and your employer reimburses you for it, it is includible in your income. Federal ez form Energy conservation subsidies. Federal ez form   You can exclude from gross income any subsidy provided, either directly or indirectly, by public utilities for the purchase or installation of an energy conservation measure for a dwelling unit. Federal ez form Energy conservation measure. Federal ez form   This includes installations or modifications that are primarily designed to reduce consumption of electricity or natural gas, or improve the management of energy demand. Federal ez form Dwelling unit. Federal ez form   This includes a house, apartment, condominium, mobile home, boat, or similar property. Federal ez form If a building or structure contains both dwelling and other units, any subsidy must be properly allocated. Federal ez form Estate and trust income. Federal ez form    An estate or trust, unlike a partnership, may have to pay federal income tax. Federal ez form If you are a beneficiary of an estate or trust, you may be taxed on your share of its income distributed or required to be distributed to you. Federal ez form However, there is never a double tax. Federal ez form Estates and trusts file their returns on Form 1041, U. Federal ez form S. Federal ez form Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts, and your share of the income is reported to you on Schedule K-1 (Form 1041). Federal ez form Current income required to be distributed. Federal ez form   If you are the beneficiary of an estate or trust that must distribute all of its current income, you must report your share of the distributable net income, whether or not you actually received it. Federal ez form Current income not required to be distributed. Federal ez form    If you are the beneficiary of an estate or trust and the fiduciary has the choice of whether to distribute all or part of the current income, you must report: All income that is required to be distributed to you, whether or not it is actually distributed, plus All other amounts actually paid or credited to you, up to the amount of your share of distributable net income. Federal ez form How to report. Federal ez form   Treat each item of income the same way that the estate or trust would treat it. Federal ez form For example, if a trust's dividend income is distributed to you, you report the distribution as dividend income on your return. Federal ez form The same rule applies to distributions of tax-exempt interest and capital gains. Federal ez form   The fiduciary of the estate or trust must tell you the type of items making up your share of the estate or trust income and any credits you are allowed on your individual income tax return. Federal ez form Losses. Federal ez form   Losses of estates and trusts generally are not deductible by the beneficiaries. Federal ez form Grantor trust. Federal ez form   Income earned by a grantor trust is taxable to the grantor, not the beneficiary, if the grantor keeps certain control over the trust. Federal ez form (The grantor is the one who transferred property to the trust. Federal ez form ) This rule applies if the property (or income from the property) put into the trust will or may revert (be returned) to the grantor or the grantor's spouse. Federal ez form   Generally, a trust is a grantor trust if the grantor has a reversionary interest valued (at the date of transfer) at more than 5% of the value of the transferred property. Federal ez form Expenses paid by another. Federal ez form   If your personal expenses are paid for by another person, such as a corporation, the payment may be taxable to you depending upon your relationship with that person and the nature of the payment. Federal ez form But if the payment makes up for a loss caused by that person, and only restores you to the position you were in before the loss, the payment is not includible in your income. Federal ez form Fees for services. Federal ez form   Include all fees for your services in your income. Federal ez form Examples of these fees are amounts you receive for services you perform as: A corporate director, An executor, administrator, or personal representative of an estate, A manager of a trade or business you operated before declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy, A notary public, or An election precinct official. Federal ez form Nonemployee compensation. Federal ez form   If you are not an employee and the fees for your services from the same payer total $600 or more for the year, you may receive a Form 1099-MISC. Federal ez form You may need to report your fees as self-employment income. Federal ez form See Self-Employed Persons , in chapter 1, for a discussion of when you are considered self-employed. Federal ez form Corporate director. Federal ez form   Corporate director fees are self-employment income. Federal ez form Report these payments on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Federal ez form Personal representatives. Federal ez form   All personal representatives must include in their gross income fees paid to them from an estate. Federal ez form If you are not in the trade or business of being an executor (for instance, you are the executor of a friend's or relative's estate), report these fees on Form 1040, line 21. Federal ez form If you are in the trade or business of being an executor, report these fees as self-employment income on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Federal ez form The fee is not includible in income if it is waived. Federal ez form Manager of trade or business for bankruptcy estate. Federal ez form   Include in your income all payments received from your bankruptcy estate for managing or operating a trade or business that you operated before you filed for bankruptcy. Federal ez form Report this income on Form 1040, line 21. Federal ez form Notary public. Federal ez form    Report payments for these services on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Federal ez form These payments are not subject to self-employment tax. Federal ez form See the separate instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040) for details. Federal ez form Election precinct official. Federal ez form    You should receive a Form W-2 showing payments for services performed as an election official or election worker. Federal ez form Report these payments on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A or on line 1 of Form 1040EZ. Federal ez form Foster care providers. Federal ez form   Payments you receive from a state, political subdivision, or a qualified foster care placement agency for providing care to qualified foster individuals in your home generally are not included in your income. Federal ez form However, you must include in your income payments received for the care of more than 5 individuals age 19 or older and certain difficulty-of-care payments. Federal ez form   A qualified foster individual is a person who: Is living in a foster family home, and Was placed there by: An agency of a state or one of its political subdivisions, or A qualified foster care placement agency. Federal ez form Difficulty-of-care payments. Federal ez form   These are additional payments that are designated by the payer as compensation for providing the additional care that is required for physically, mentally, or emotionally handicapped qualified foster individuals. Federal ez form A state must determine that the additional compensation is needed, and the care for which the payments are made must be provided in your home. Federal ez form   You must include in your income difficulty-of-care payments received for more than: 10 qualified foster individuals under age 19, or 5 qualified foster individuals age 19 or older. Federal ez form Maintaining space in home. Federal ez form   If you are paid to maintain space in your home for emergency foster care, you must include the payment in your income. Federal ez form Reporting taxable payments. Federal ez form    If you receive payments that you must include in your income, you are in business as a foster care provider and you are self-employed. Federal ez form Report the payments on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Federal ez form See Publication 587, Business Use of Your Home, to help you determine the amount you can deduct for the use of your home. Federal ez form Found property. Federal ez form   If you find and keep property that does not belong to you that has been lost or abandoned (treasure-trove), it is taxable to you at its fair market value in the first year it is your undisputed possession. Federal ez form Free tour. Federal ez form   If you received a free tour from a travel agency for organizing a group of tourists, you must include its value in your income. Federal ez form Report the fair market value of the tour on Form 1040, line 21, if you are not in the trade or business of organizing tours. Federal ez form You cannot deduct your expenses in serving as the voluntary leader of the group at the group's request. Federal ez form If you organize tours as a trade or business, report the tour's value on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Federal ez form Gambling winnings. Federal ez form   You must include your gambling winnings in income on Form 1040, line 21. Federal ez form If you itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), you can deduct gambling losses you had during the year, but only up to the amount of your winnings. Federal ez form Lotteries and raffles. Federal ez form   Winnings from lotteries and raffles are gambling winnings. Federal ez form In addition to cash winnings, you must include in your income the fair market value of bonds, cars, houses, and other noncash prizes. Federal ez form    If you win a state lottery prize payable in installments, see Publication 525 for more information. Federal ez form Form W-2G. Federal ez form   You may have received a Form W-2G, Certain Gambling Winnings, showing the amount of your gambling winnings and any tax taken out of them. Federal ez form Include the amount from box 1 on Form 1040, line 21. Federal ez form Include the amount shown in box 4 on Form 1040, line 62, as federal income tax withheld. Federal ez form Reporting winnings and recordkeeping. Federal ez form   For more information on reporting gam
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Federal ez form Publication 550 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Federal ez form Tax questions. Federal ez form Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 550, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Federal ez form irs. Federal ez form gov/pub550. Federal ez form What's New Net investment income tax (NIIT). Federal ez form  Beginning in 2013, you may be subject to the NIIT. Federal ez form The NIIT applies at a rate of 3. Federal ez form 8% to certain net investment income of individuals, estates, and trusts that have income above statutory threshold amounts. Federal ez form See Net investment income tax (NIIT) , later. Federal ez form Maximum capital gain rates. Federal ez form  For 2013, the maximum capital gain rates are 0%, 15%, 20%, 25%, and 28%. Federal ez form See Capital Gain Tax Rates , later, for more information. Federal ez form Gift tax exclusion amount increased. Federal ez form  For calendar year 2013, the first $14,000 of gifts to any person (other than gifts of future interests in property) are not included in the total amount of taxable gifts. Federal ez form See Property Received as a Gift , later. Federal ez form Reminders Mutual fund distributions. Federal ez form  Publication 564, Mutual Fund Distributions, has been incorporated into this publication. Federal ez form Foreign source income. Federal ez form  If you are a U. Federal ez form S. Federal ez form citizen with investment income from sources outside the United States (foreign income), you must report that income on your tax return unless it is exempt by U. Federal ez form S. Federal ez form law. Federal ez form This is true whether you reside inside or outside the United States and whether or not you receive a Form 1099 from the foreign payer. Federal ez form Employee stock options. Federal ez form  If you received an option to buy or sell stock or other property as payment for your services, see Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income, for the special tax rules that apply. Federal ez form Photographs of missing children. Federal ez form  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Federal ez form Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Federal ez form You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Federal ez form Introduction This publication provides information on the tax treatment of investment income and expenses. Federal ez form It includes information on the tax treatment of investment income and expenses for individual shareholders of mutual funds or other regulated investment companies, such as money market funds. Federal ez form It explains what investment income is taxable and what investment expenses are deductible. Federal ez form It explains when and how to show these items on your tax return. Federal ez form It also explains how to determine and report gains and losses on the disposition of investment property and provides information on property trades and tax shelters. Federal ez form The glossary at the end of this publication defines many of the terms used. Federal ez form Investment income. Federal ez form   This generally includes interest, dividends, capital gains, and other types of distributions including mutual fund distributions. Federal ez form Investment expenses. Federal ez form   These include interest paid or incurred to acquire investment property and expenses to manage or collect income from investment property. Federal ez form Qualified retirement plans and IRAs. Federal ez form   The rules in this publication do not apply to mutual fund shares held in individual retirement arrangements (IRAs), section 401(k) plans, and other qualified retirement plans. Federal ez form The value of the mutual fund shares and earnings allocated to you are included in your retirement plan assets and stay tax free generally until the plan distributes them to you. Federal ez form The tax rules that apply to retirement plan distributions are explained in the following publications. Federal ez form Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. Federal ez form Publication 571, Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans. Federal ez form Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. Federal ez form Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). Federal ez form Publication 721, Tax Guide to U. Federal ez form S. Federal ez form Civil Service Retirement Benefits. Federal ez form    Comments and suggestions. Federal ez form   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Federal ez form   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Federal ez form NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Federal ez form Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Federal ez form   You can send your comments from www. Federal ez form irs. Federal ez form gov/formspubs/. Federal ez form Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. Federal ez form ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Federal ez form Ordering forms and publications. Federal ez form   Visit www. Federal ez form irs. Federal ez form gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Federal ez form Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Federal ez form Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Federal ez form   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Federal ez form gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Federal ez form We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Federal ez form Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications