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Filing taxes for military 2. Filing taxes for military   Source of Income Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Resident Aliens Nonresident AliensInterest Income Dividends Guarantee of Indebtedness Personal Services Transportation Income Scholarships, Grants, Prizes, and Awards Pensions and Annuities Rents or Royalties Real Property Personal Property Community Income Introduction After you have determined your alien status, you must determine the source of your income. Filing taxes for military This chapter will help you determine the source of different types of income you may receive during the tax year. Filing taxes for military This chapter also discusses special rules for married individuals who are domiciled in a country with community property laws. Filing taxes for military Topics - This chapter discusses: Income source rules, and Community income. Filing taxes for military Resident Aliens A resident alien's income is generally subject to tax in the same manner as a U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military citizen. Filing taxes for military If you are a resident alien, you must report all interest, dividends, wages, or other compensation for services, income from rental property or royalties, and other types of income on your U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military tax return. Filing taxes for military You must report these amounts from sources within and outside the United States. Filing taxes for military Nonresident Aliens A nonresident alien usually is subject to U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military income tax only on U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income. Filing taxes for military Under limited circumstances, certain foreign source income is subject to U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military tax. Filing taxes for military See Foreign Income in chapter 4. Filing taxes for military The general rules for determining U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income that apply to most nonresident aliens are shown in Table 2-1. Filing taxes for military The following discussions cover the general rules as well as the exceptions to these rules. Filing taxes for military Not all items of U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income are taxable. Filing taxes for military See chapter 3. Filing taxes for military Interest Income Generally, U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source interest income includes the following items. Filing taxes for military Interest on bonds, notes, or other interest-bearing obligations of U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military residents or domestic corporations. Filing taxes for military Interest paid by a domestic or foreign partnership or foreign corporation engaged in a U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military trade or business at any time during the tax year. Filing taxes for military Original issue discount. Filing taxes for military Interest from a state, the District of Columbia, or the U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military Government. Filing taxes for military The place or manner of payment is immaterial in determining the source of the income. Filing taxes for military A substitute interest payment made to the transferor of a security in a securities lending transaction or a sale-repurchase transaction is sourced in the same manner as the interest on the transferred security. Filing taxes for military Exceptions. Filing taxes for military   U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source interest income does not include the following items. Filing taxes for military Interest paid by a resident alien or a domestic corporation on obligations issued before August 10, 2010, if for the 3-year period ending with the close of the payer's tax year preceding the interest payment, at least 80% of the payer's total gross income: Is from sources outside the United States, and Is attributable to the active conduct of a trade or business by the individual or corporation in a foreign country or a U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military possession. Filing taxes for military However, the interest will be considered U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source interest income if either of the following apply. Filing taxes for military The recipient of the interest is related to the resident alien or domestic corporation. Filing taxes for military See section 954(d)(3) for the definition of related person. Filing taxes for military The terms of the obligation are significantly modified after August 9, 2010. Filing taxes for military Any extension of the term of the obligation is considered a significant modification. Filing taxes for military Interest paid by a foreign branch of a domestic corporation or a domestic partnership on deposits or withdrawable accounts with mutual savings banks, cooperative banks, credit unions, domestic building and loan associations, and other savings institutions chartered and supervised as savings and loan or similar associations under federal or state law if the interest paid or credited can be deducted by the association. Filing taxes for military Interest on deposits with a foreign branch of a domestic corporation or domestic partnership, but only if the branch is in the commercial banking business. Filing taxes for military Dividends In most cases, dividend income received from domestic corporations is U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income. Filing taxes for military Dividend income from foreign corporations is usually foreign source income. Filing taxes for military Exceptions to both of these rules are discussed below. Filing taxes for military A substitute dividend payment made to the transferor of a security in a securities lending transaction or a sale-repurchase transaction is sourced in the same manner as a distribution on the transferred security. Filing taxes for military Dividend equivalent payments. Filing taxes for military   U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source dividends also include all dividend equivalent payments. Filing taxes for military Dividend equivalent payments include substitute dividends, payments made pursuant to a specified notional principal contract, and all similar payments that, directly or indirectly, are contingent on or determined by reference to, the payment of a dividend from U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military sources. Filing taxes for military    The Internal Revenue Service has issued final regulations that would affect the treatment of dividend equivalent payments and specified notional principal contracts. Filing taxes for military You can view this regulation at www. Filing taxes for military irs. Filing taxes for military gov/irb/2013-52_IRB/ar08. Filing taxes for military html. Filing taxes for military First exception. Filing taxes for military   Dividends received from a domestic corporation are not U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income if the corporation elects to take the American Samoa economic development credit. Filing taxes for military Second exception. Filing taxes for military   Part of the dividends received from a foreign corporation is U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income if 25% or more of its total gross income for the 3-year period ending with the close of its tax year preceding the declaration of dividends was effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Filing taxes for military If the corporation was formed less than 3 years before the declaration, use its total gross income from the time it was formed. Filing taxes for military Determine the part that is U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income by multiplying the dividend by the following fraction. Filing taxes for military   Foreign corporation's gross income connected with a U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military trade or business for the 3-year period     Foreign corporation's gross income from all sources for that period   Guarantee of Indebtedness Certain amounts received directly or indirectly, for the provision of a guarantee of indebtedness issued after September 27, 2010, are U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income. Filing taxes for military They must be paid by a noncorporate resident or U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military corporation or by any foreign person if the amounts are effectively connected with the conduct of a U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military trade or business. Filing taxes for military For more information, see Internal Revenue Code sections 861(a)(9) and 862(a)(9). Filing taxes for military Personal Services All wages and any other compensation for services performed in the United States are considered to be from sources in the United States. Filing taxes for military The only exceptions to this rule are discussed in chapter 3 under Employees of foreign persons, organizations, or offices, and under Crew members. Filing taxes for military If you are an employee and receive compensation for labor or personal services performed both inside and outside the United States, special rules apply in determining the source of the compensation. Filing taxes for military Compensation (other than certain fringe benefits) is sourced on a time basis. Filing taxes for military Certain fringe benefits (such as housing and education) are sourced on a geographical basis. Filing taxes for military Or, you may be permitted to use an alternative basis to determine the source of compensation. Filing taxes for military See Alternative Basis , later. Filing taxes for military Multi-level marketing. Filing taxes for military   Certain companies sell products through a multi-level marketing arrangement, such that an upper-tier distributor, who has sponsored a lower-tier distributor, is entitled to a payment from the company based on certain activities of that lower-tier distributor. Filing taxes for military Generally, depending on the facts, payments from such multi-level marketing companies to independent (non-employee) distributors (upper-tier distributors) that are based on the sales or purchases of persons whom they have sponsored (lower-tier distributors) constitute income for the performance of personal services in recruiting, training, and supporting the lower-tier distributors. Filing taxes for military The source of such income is generally based on where the services of the upper-tier distributor are performed, and may, depending on the facts, be considered multi-year compensation, with the source of income determined over the period to which such compensation is attributable. Filing taxes for military Self-employed individuals. Filing taxes for military   If you are self-employed, you determine the source of compensation for labor or personal services from self-employment on the basis that most correctly reflects the proper source of that income under the facts and circumstances of your particular case. Filing taxes for military In many cases, the facts and circumstances will call for an apportionment on a time basis as explained next. Filing taxes for military Time Basis Use a time basis to figure your U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source compensation (other than the fringe benefits discussed later). Filing taxes for military Do this by multiplying your total compensation (other than the fringe benefits discussed later) by the following fraction:   Number of days you performed services in the United States during the year     Total number of days you performed services during the year   You can use a unit of time less than a day in the above fraction, if appropriate. Filing taxes for military The time period for which the compensation is made does not have to be a year. Filing taxes for military Instead, you can use another distinct, separate, and continuous time period if you can establish to the satisfaction of the IRS that this other period is more appropriate. Filing taxes for military Example 1. Filing taxes for military Christina Brooks, a resident of the Netherlands, worked 240 days for a U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military company during the tax year. Filing taxes for military She received $80,000 in compensation. Filing taxes for military None of it was for fringe benefits. Filing taxes for military Christina performed services in the United States for 60 days and performed services in the Netherlands for 180 days. Filing taxes for military Using the time basis for determining the source of compensation, $20,000 ($80,000 × 60/240) is her U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income. Filing taxes for military Example 2. Filing taxes for military Rob Waters, a resident of South Africa, is employed by a corporation. Filing taxes for military His annual salary is $100,000. Filing taxes for military None of it is for fringe benefits. Filing taxes for military During the first quarter of the year he worked entirely within the United States. Filing taxes for military On April 1, Rob was transferred to Singapore for the remainder of the year. Filing taxes for military Rob is able to establish that the first quarter of the year and the last 3 quarters of the year are two separate, distinct, and continuous periods of time. Filing taxes for military Accordingly, $25,000 of Rob's annual salary is attributable to the first quarter of the year (. Filing taxes for military 25 × $100,000). Filing taxes for military All of it is U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income because he worked entirely within the United States during that quarter. Filing taxes for military The remaining $75,000 is attributable to the last three quarters of the year. Filing taxes for military During those quarters, he worked 150 days in Singapore and 30 days in the United States. Filing taxes for military His periodic performance of services in the United States did not result in distinct, separate, and continuous periods of time. Filing taxes for military Of this $75,000, $12,500 ($75,000 × 30/180) is U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income. Filing taxes for military Multi-year compensation. Filing taxes for military   The source of multi-year compensation is generally determined on a time basis over the period to which the compensation is attributable. Filing taxes for military Multi-year compensation is compensation that is included in your income in one tax year but that is attributable to a period that includes two or more tax years. Filing taxes for military   You determine the period to which the compensation is attributable based on the facts and circumstances of your case. Filing taxes for military For example, an amount of compensation that specifically relates to a period of time that includes several calendar years is attributable to the entire multi-year period. Filing taxes for military   The amount of compensation treated as from U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military sources is figured by multiplying the total multi-year compensation by a fraction. Filing taxes for military The numerator of the fraction is the number of days (or unit of time less than a day, if appropriate) that you performed labor or personal services in the United States in connection with the project. Filing taxes for military The denominator of the fraction is the total number of days (or unit of time less than a day, if appropriate) that you performed labor or personal services in connection with the project. Filing taxes for military Geographical Basis Compensation you receive as an employee in the form of the following fringe benefits is sourced on a geographical basis. Filing taxes for military Housing. Filing taxes for military Education. Filing taxes for military Local transportation. Filing taxes for military Tax reimbursement. Filing taxes for military Hazardous or hardship duty pay as defined in Regulations section 1. Filing taxes for military 861-4(b)(2)(ii)(D)(5). Filing taxes for military Moving expense reimbursement. Filing taxes for military The amount of fringe benefits must be reasonable and you must substantiate them by adequate records or by sufficient evidence. Filing taxes for military Principal place of work. Filing taxes for military   The above fringe benefits, except for tax reimbursement and hazardous or hardship duty pay, are sourced based on your principal place of work. Filing taxes for military Your principal place of work is usually the place where you spend most of your working time. Filing taxes for military This could be your office, plant, store, shop, or other location. Filing taxes for military If there is no one place where you spend most of your working time, your main job location is the place where your work is centered, such as where you report for work or are otherwise required to “base” your work. Filing taxes for military   If you have more than one job at any time, your main job location depends on the facts in each case. Filing taxes for military The more important factors to be considered are: The total time you spend at each place, The amount of work you do at each place, and How much money you earn at each place. Filing taxes for military Housing. Filing taxes for military   The source of a housing fringe benefit is determined based on the location of your principal place of work. Filing taxes for military A housing fringe benefit includes payments to you or on your behalf (and your family's if your family resides with you) only for the following. Filing taxes for military Rent. Filing taxes for military Utilities (except telephone charges). Filing taxes for military Real and personal property insurance. Filing taxes for military Occupancy taxes not deductible under section 164 or 216(a). Filing taxes for military Nonrefundable fees for securing a leasehold. Filing taxes for military Rental of furniture and accessories. Filing taxes for military Household repairs. Filing taxes for military Residential parking. Filing taxes for military Fair rental value of housing provided in kind by your employer. Filing taxes for military   A housing fringe benefit does not include: Deductible interest and taxes (including deductible interest and taxes of a tenant-stockholder in a cooperative housing corporation), The cost of buying property, including principal payments on a mortgage, The cost of domestic labor (maids, gardeners, etc. Filing taxes for military ), Pay television subscriptions, Improvements and other expenses that increase the value or appreciably prolong the life of property, Purchased furniture or accessories, Depreciation or amortization of property or improvements, The value of meals or lodging that you exclude from gross income, or The value of meals or lodging that you deduct as moving expenses. Filing taxes for military Education. Filing taxes for military   The source of an education fringe benefit for the education expenses of your dependents is determined based on the location of your principal place of work. Filing taxes for military An education fringe benefit includes payments only for the following expenses for education at an elementary or secondary school. Filing taxes for military Tuition, fees, academic tutoring, special needs services for a special needs student, books, supplies, and other equipment. Filing taxes for military Room and board and uniforms that are required or provided by the school in connection with enrollment or attendance. Filing taxes for military Local transportation. Filing taxes for military   The source of a local transportation fringe benefit is determined based on the location of your principal place of work. Filing taxes for military Your local transportation fringe benefit is the amount that you receive as compensation for local transportation for you or your spouse or dependents at the location of your principal place of work. Filing taxes for military The amount treated as a local transportation fringe benefit is limited to actual expenses incurred for local transportation and the fair rental value of any employer-provided vehicle used predominantly by you, your spouse, or your dependents for local transportation. Filing taxes for military Actual expenses do not include the cost (including interest) of any vehicle purchased by you or on your behalf. Filing taxes for military Tax reimbursement. Filing taxes for military   The source of a tax reimbursement fringe benefit is determined based on the location of the jurisdiction that imposed the tax for which you are reimbursed. Filing taxes for military Moving expense reimbursement. Filing taxes for military   The source of a moving expense reimbursement is generally based on the location of your new principal place of work. Filing taxes for military However, the source is determined based on the location of your former principal place of work if you provide sufficient evidence that such determination of source is more appropriate under the facts and circumstances of your case. Filing taxes for military Sufficient evidence generally requires an agreement between you and your employer, or a written statement of company policy, which is reduced to writing before the move and which is entered into or established to induce you or other employees to move to another country. Filing taxes for military The written statement or agreement must state that your employer will reimburse you for moving expenses that you incur to return to your former principal place of work regardless of whether you continue to work for your employer after returning to that location. Filing taxes for military It may contain certain conditions upon which the right to reimbursement is determined as long as those conditions set forth standards that are definitely ascertainable and can only be fulfilled prior to, or through completion of, your return move to your former principal place of work. Filing taxes for military Alternative Basis If you are an employee, you can determine the source of your compensation under an alternative basis if you establish to the satisfaction of the IRS that, under the facts and circumstances of your case, the alternative basis more properly determines the source of your compensation than the time or geographical basis. Filing taxes for military If you use an alternative basis, you must keep (and have available for inspection) records to document why the alternative basis more properly determines the source of your compensation. Filing taxes for military Also, if your total compensation from all sources is $250,000 or more, check “Yes” to both questions on line K on page 5 of Form 1040NR, and attach a written statement to your tax return that sets forth all of the following. Filing taxes for military Your name and social security number (written across the top of the statement). Filing taxes for military The specific compensation income, or the specific fringe benefit, for which you are using the alternative basis. Filing taxes for military For each item in (2), the alternative basis of allocation of source used. Filing taxes for military For each item in (2), a computation showing how the alternative allocation was computed. Filing taxes for military A comparison of the dollar amount of the U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military compensation and foreign compensation sourced under both the alternative basis and the time or geographical basis discussed earlier. Filing taxes for military Transportation Income Transportation income is income from the use of a vessel or aircraft or for the performance of services directly related to the use of any vessel or aircraft. Filing taxes for military This is true whether the vessel or aircraft is owned, hired, or leased. Filing taxes for military The term “vessel or aircraft” includes any container used in connection with a vessel or aircraft. Filing taxes for military All income from transportation that begins and ends in the United States is treated as derived from sources in the United States. Filing taxes for military If the transportation begins or ends in the United States, 50% of the transportation income is treated as derived from sources in the United States. Filing taxes for military For transportation income from personal services, 50% of the income is U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income if the transportation is between the United States and a U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military possession. Filing taxes for military For nonresident aliens, this only applies to income derived from, or in connection with, an aircraft. Filing taxes for military For information on how U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source transportation income is taxed, see chapter 4. Filing taxes for military Scholarships, Grants, Prizes, and Awards Generally, the source of scholarships, fellowship grants, grants, prizes, and awards is the residence of the payer regardless of who actually disburses the funds. Filing taxes for military However, see Activities to be performed outside the United States , later. Filing taxes for military For example, payments for research or study in the United States made by the United States, a noncorporate U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military resident, or a domestic corporation, are from U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military sources. Filing taxes for military Similar payments from a foreign government or foreign corporation are foreign source payments even though the funds may be disbursed through a U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military agent. Filing taxes for military Payments made by an entity designated as a public international organization under the International Organizations Immunities Act are from foreign sources. Filing taxes for military Activities to be performed outside the United States. Filing taxes for military   Scholarships, fellowship grants, targeted grants, and achievement awards received by nonresident aliens for activities performed, or to be performed, outside the United States are not U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income. Filing taxes for military    These rules do not apply to amounts paid as salary or other compensation for services. Filing taxes for military See Personal Services, earlier, for the source rules that apply. Filing taxes for military Pensions and Annuities If you receive a pension from a domestic trust for services performed both in and outside the United States, part of the pension payment is from U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military sources. Filing taxes for military That part is the amount attributable to earnings of the pension plan and the employer contributions made for services performed in the United States. Filing taxes for military This applies whether the distribution is made under a qualified or nonqualified stock bonus, pension, profit-sharing, or annuity plan (whether or not funded). Filing taxes for military If you performed services as an employee of the United States, you may receive a distribution from the U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military Government under a plan, such as the Civil Service Retirement System, that is treated as a qualified pension plan. Filing taxes for military Your U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income is the otherwise taxable amount of the distribution that is attributable to your total U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military Government basic pay other than tax-exempt pay for services performed outside the United States. Filing taxes for military Rents or Royalties Your U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income includes rent and royalty income received during the tax year from property located in the United States or from any interest in that property. Filing taxes for military U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income also includes rents or royalties for the use of, or for the privilege of using, in the United States, intangible property such as patents, copyrights, secret processes and formulas, goodwill, trademarks, franchises, and similar property. Filing taxes for military Real Property Real property is land and buildings and generally anything built on, growing on, or attached to land. Filing taxes for military Gross income from sources in the United States includes gains, profits, and income from the sale or other disposition of real property located in the United States. Filing taxes for military Natural resources. Filing taxes for military   The income from the sale of products of any farm, mine, oil or gas well, other natural deposit, or timber located in the United States and sold in a foreign country, or located in a foreign country and sold in the United States, is partly from sources in the United States. Filing taxes for military For information on determining that part, see section 1. Filing taxes for military 863-1(b) of the regulations. Filing taxes for military Table 2-1. Filing taxes for military Summary of Source Rules for Income of Nonresident Aliens Item of income Factor determining source Salaries, wages, other compensation Where services performed Business income:   Personal services Where services performed Sale of inventory—purchased Where sold Sale of inventory—produced Allocation Interest Residence of payer Dividends Whether a U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military or foreign corporation* Rents Location of property Royalties:   Natural resources Location of property Patents, copyrights, etc. Filing taxes for military Where property is used Sale of real property Location of property Sale of personal property Seller's tax home (but see Personal Property , later, for exceptions) Pension distributions attributable to contributions Where services were performed that earned the pension Investment earnings on pension contributions Location of pension trust Sale of natural resources Allocation based on fair market value of product at export terminal. Filing taxes for military For more information, see section 1. Filing taxes for military 863-1(b) of the regulations. Filing taxes for military *Exceptions include: a) Dividends paid by a U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military corporation are foreign source if the corporation elects the  American Samoa economic development credit. Filing taxes for military  b) Part of a dividend paid by a foreign corporation is U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source if at least 25% of the  corporation's gross income is effectively connected with a U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military trade or business for the  3 tax years before the year in which the dividends are declared. Filing taxes for military Personal Property Personal property is property, such as machinery, equipment, or furniture, that is not real property. Filing taxes for military Gain or loss from the sale or exchange of personal property generally has its source in the United States if you have a tax home in the United States. Filing taxes for military If you do not have a tax home in the United States, the gain or loss generally is considered to be from sources outside the United States. Filing taxes for military Tax home. Filing taxes for military   Your tax home is the general area of your main place of business, employment, or post of duty, regardless of where you maintain your family home. Filing taxes for military Your tax home is the place where you permanently or indefinitely work as an employee or a self-employed individual. Filing taxes for military If you do not have a regular or main place of business because of the nature of your work, then your tax home is the place where you regularly live. Filing taxes for military If you do not fit either of these categories, you are considered an itinerant and your tax home is wherever you work. Filing taxes for military Inventory property. Filing taxes for military   Inventory property is personal property that is stock in trade or that is held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of your trade or business. Filing taxes for military Income from the sale of inventory that you purchased is sourced where the property is sold. Filing taxes for military Generally, this is where title to the property passes to the buyer. Filing taxes for military For example, income from the sale of inventory in the United States is U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income, whether you purchased it in the United States or in a foreign country. Filing taxes for military   Income from the sale of inventory property that you produced in the United States and sold outside the United States (or vice versa) is partly from sources in the United States and partly from sources outside the United States. Filing taxes for military For information on making this allocation, see section 1. Filing taxes for military 863-3 of the regulations. Filing taxes for military   These rules apply even if your tax home is not in the United States. Filing taxes for military Depreciable property. Filing taxes for military   To determine the source of any gain from the sale of depreciable personal property, you must first figure the part of the gain that is not more than the total depreciation adjustments on the property. Filing taxes for military You allocate this part of the gain to sources in the United States based on the ratio of U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military depreciation adjustments to total depreciation adjustments. Filing taxes for military The rest of this part of the gain is considered to be from sources outside the United States. Filing taxes for military   For this purpose, “U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military depreciation adjustments” are the depreciation adjustments to the basis of the property that are allowable in figuring taxable income from U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military sources. Filing taxes for military However, if the property is used predominantly in the United States during a tax year, all depreciation deductions allowable for that year are treated as U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military depreciation adjustments. Filing taxes for military But there are some exceptions for certain transportation, communications, and other property used internationally. Filing taxes for military   Gain from the sale of depreciable property that is more than the total depreciation adjustments on the property is sourced as if the property were inventory property, as discussed above. Filing taxes for military   A loss is sourced in the same way as the depreciation deductions were sourced. Filing taxes for military However, if the property was used predominantly in the United States, the entire loss reduces U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income. Filing taxes for military   The basis of property usually means the cost (money plus the fair market value of other property or services) of property you acquire. Filing taxes for military Depreciation is an amount deducted to recover the cost or other basis of a trade or business asset. Filing taxes for military The amount you can deduct depends on the property's cost, when you began using the property, how long it will take to recover your cost, and which depreciation method you use. Filing taxes for military A depreciation deduction is any deduction for depreciation or amortization or any other allowable deduction that treats a capital expenditure as a deductible expense. Filing taxes for military Intangible property. Filing taxes for military   Intangible property includes patents, copyrights, secret processes or formulas, goodwill, trademarks, trade names, or other like property. Filing taxes for military The gain from the sale of amortizable or depreciable intangible property, up to the previously allowable amortization or depreciation deductions, is sourced in the same way as the original deductions were sourced. Filing taxes for military This is the same as the source rule for gain from the sale of depreciable property. Filing taxes for military See Depreciable property , earlier, for details on how to apply this rule. Filing taxes for military   Gain in excess of the amortization or depreciation deductions is sourced in the country where the property is used if the income from the sale is contingent on the productivity, use, or disposition of that property. Filing taxes for military If the income is not contingent on the productivity, use, or disposition of the property, the income is sourced according to your tax home as discussed earlier. Filing taxes for military If payments for goodwill do not depend on its productivity, use, or disposition, their source is the country in which the goodwill was generated. Filing taxes for military Sales through offices or fixed places of business. Filing taxes for military   Despite any of the earlier rules, if you do not have a tax home in the United States, but you maintain an office or other fixed place of business in the United States, treat the income from any sale of personal property (including inventory property) that is attributable to that office or place of business as U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income. Filing taxes for military However, this rule does not apply to sales of inventory property for use, disposition, or consumption outside the United States if your office or other fixed place of business outside the United States materially participated in the sale. Filing taxes for military   If you have a tax home in the United States but maintain an office or other fixed place of business outside the United States, income from sales of personal property, other than inventory, depreciable property, or intangibles, that is attributable to that foreign office or place of business may be treated as U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income. Filing taxes for military The income is treated as U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military source income if an income tax of less than 10% of the income from the sale is paid to a foreign country. Filing taxes for military This rule also applies to losses if the foreign country would have imposed an income tax of less than 10% had the sale resulted in a gain. Filing taxes for military Community Income If you are married and you or your spouse is subject to the community property laws of a foreign country, a U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military state, or a U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military possession, you generally must follow those laws to determine the income of yourself and your spouse for U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military tax purposes. Filing taxes for military But you must disregard certain community property laws if: Both you and your spouse are nonresident aliens, or One of you is a nonresident alien and the other is a U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military citizen or resident and you do not both choose to be treated as U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military residents as explained in chapter 1. Filing taxes for military In these cases, you and your spouse must report community income as explained later. Filing taxes for military Earned income. Filing taxes for military   Earned income of a spouse, other than trade or business income and a partner's distributive share of partnership income, is treated as the income of the spouse whose services produced the income. Filing taxes for military That spouse must report all of it on his or her separate return. Filing taxes for military Trade or business income. Filing taxes for military   Trade or business income, other than a partner's distributive share of partnership income, is treated as the income of the spouse carrying on the trade or business. Filing taxes for military That spouse must report all of it on his or her separate return. Filing taxes for military Partnership income (or loss). Filing taxes for military   A partner's distributive share of partnership income (or loss) is treated as the income (or loss) of the partner. Filing taxes for military The partner must report all of it on his or her separate return. Filing taxes for military Separate property income. Filing taxes for military   Income derived from the separate property of one spouse (and which is not earned income, trade or business income, or partnership distributive share income) is treated as the income of that spouse. Filing taxes for military That spouse must report all of it on his or her separate return. Filing taxes for military Use the appropriate community property law to determine what is separate property. Filing taxes for military Other community income. Filing taxes for military   All other community income is treated as provided by the applicable community property laws. Filing taxes for military Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Filing taxes for military 1. Filing taxes for military   2013 Filing Requirements Table of Contents General RequirementsSelf-employed persons. Filing taxes for military Decedents If income tax was withheld from your pay, or if you qualify for the earned income credit, the additional child tax credit, the health coverage tax credit, or the American opportunity credit, you should file a return to get a refund even if you are not otherwise required to file a return. Filing taxes for military Do not file a federal income tax return if you do not meet the filing requirements and are not due a refund. Filing taxes for military If you need assistance to determine if you need to file a federal income tax return for 2013, go to IRS. Filing taxes for military gov and use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA). Filing taxes for military You can find the ITA by going to IRS. Filing taxes for military gov and entering “interactive tax assistant” in the search box. Filing taxes for military Open the ITA and click on Do I Need to File a Tax Return under Topics by Category. Filing taxes for military General Requirements If you are a U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military citizen or resident alien, you must file a return if your gross income for the year was at least the amount shown on the appropriate line in Table 1-1. Filing taxes for military For other filing requirements, see your tax return instructions or Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. Filing taxes for military If you were a nonresident alien at any time during the year, the filing requirements that apply to you may be different from those that apply to U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military citizens. Filing taxes for military See Publication 519, U. Filing taxes for military S. Filing taxes for military Tax Guide for Aliens. Filing taxes for military Table 1-1. Filing taxes for military 2013 Filing Requirements Chart for Most Taxpayers Note. Filing taxes for military You must file a return if your gross income was at least the amount shown in the last column. Filing taxes for military IF your filing status is. Filing taxes for military . Filing taxes for military . Filing taxes for military AND at the end of 2013 you were*. Filing taxes for military . Filing taxes for military . Filing taxes for military THEN file a return if your gross income** was at least. Filing taxes for military . Filing taxes for military . Filing taxes for military Single under 65 $10,000 65 or older $11,500 Head of household under 65 $12,850 65 or older $14,350 Married filing jointly*** under 65 (both spouses) $20,000 65 or older (one spouse) $21,200 65 or older (both spouses) $22,400 Married filing separately any age $3,900 Qualifying widow(er)  with dependent child under 65 $16,100 65 or older $17,300 * If you were born before January 2, 1949, you are considered to be 65 or older at the end of 2013. Filing taxes for military ** Gross income means all income you receive in the form of money, goods, property, and services that is not exempt from tax, including any income from sources outside the United States or from the sale of your main home (even if you can exclude part or all of it). Filing taxes for military It also includes gains, but not losses, reported on Form 8949 or Schedule D. Filing taxes for military Gross income from a business means, for example, the amount on Schedule C, line 7, or Schedule F, line 9. Filing taxes for military But in figuring gross income, do not reduce your income by any losses, including any loss on Schedule C, line 7, or Schedule F, line 9. Filing taxes for military Do not include any social security benefits unless (a) you are married filing separately and you lived with your spouse at any time in 2013 or (b) one-half of your social security benefits plus your other gross income and any tax-exempt interest is more than $25,000 ($32,000 if married filing jointly). Filing taxes for military If (a) or (b) applies, see the Instructions for Form 1040 or Publication 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits, to figure the taxable part of social security benefits you must include in gross income. Filing taxes for military *** If you did not live with your spouse at the end of 2013 (or on the date your spouse died) and your gross income was at least $3,900, you must file a return regardless of your age. Filing taxes for military Gross income. Filing taxes for military   Gross income is all income you receive in the form of money, goods, property, and services that is not exempt from tax. Filing taxes for military If you are married and live with your spouse in a community property state, half of any income defined by state law as community income may be considered yours. Filing taxes for military The community property states are Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Filing taxes for military A registered domestic partner in Nevada, Washington, or California generally must report half the combined community income of the individual and his or her domestic partner. Filing taxes for military For more information about community property, see Publication 555, Community Property. Filing taxes for military   For more information on what to include in gross income, see chapter 2. Filing taxes for military Self-employed persons. Filing taxes for military    If you are self-employed in a business that provides services (where the production, purchase, or sale of merchandise is not an income-producing factor), gross income from that business is the gross receipts. Filing taxes for military   If you are self-employed in a business involving manufacturing, merchandising, or mining, gross income from that business is the total sales minus the cost of goods sold. Filing taxes for military Then, to this figure, you add any income from investments and from incidental or outside operations or sources. Filing taxes for military See Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business, for more information. Filing taxes for military Dependents. Filing taxes for military   If you could be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer (that is, you meet the dependency tests in Publication 501), special filing requirements apply. Filing taxes for military See Publication 501. Filing taxes for military Decedents A personal representative of a decedent's estate can be an executor, administrator, or anyone who is in charge of the decedent's property. Filing taxes for military If you are acting as the personal representative of a person who died during the year, you may have to file a final return for that decedent. Filing taxes for military You also have other duties, such as notifying the IRS that you are acting as the personal representative. Filing taxes for military Form 56, Notice Concerning Fiduciary Relationship, is available for this purpose. Filing taxes for military When you file a return for the decedent, either as the personal representative or as the surviving spouse, you should write “DECEASED,” the decedent's name, and the date of death across the top of the tax return. Filing taxes for military If no personal representative has been appointed by the due date for filing the return, the surviving spouse (on a joint return) should sign the return and write in the signature area “Filing as surviving spouse. Filing taxes for military ” For more information, see Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators. Filing taxes for military Surviving spouse. Filing taxes for military   If you are the surviving spouse, the year your spouse died is the last year for which you can file a joint return with that spouse. Filing taxes for military After that, if you do not remarry, you must file as a qualifying widow(er) with dependent child, head of household, or single. Filing taxes for military For more information about each of these filing statuses, see Publication 501. Filing taxes for military   If you remarry before the end of the year in which your spouse died, a final joint return with the deceased spouse cannot be filed. Filing taxes for military You can, however, file a joint return with your new spouse. Filing taxes for military In that case, the filing status of your deceased spouse for his or her final return is married filing separately. Filing taxes for military The level of income that requires you to file an income tax return changes when your filing status changes (see Table 1-1). Filing taxes for military Even if you and your deceased spouse were not required to file a return for several years, you may have to file a return for tax years after the year of death. Filing taxes for military For example, if your filing status changes from filing jointly in 2012 to single in 2013 because of the death of your spouse, and your gross income is $17,500 for both years, you must file a return for 2013 even though you did not have to file a return for 2012. Filing taxes for military Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications