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Free 1040ez instructions Publication 536 - Main Content Table of Contents NOL Steps How To Figure an NOLNonbusiness deductions (line 6). Free 1040ez instructions Nonbusiness income (line 7). Free 1040ez instructions Nonbusiness capital losses. Free 1040ez instructions Business capital losses. Free 1040ez instructions Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule A When To Use an NOLExceptions to 2-Year Carryback Rule Waiving the Carryback Period How To Carry an NOL Back or Forward How To Claim an NOL DeductionDeducting a Carryback Deducting a Carryforward Change in Marital Status Change in Filing Status Illustrated Form 1045 How To Figure an NOL CarryoverIllustrated Form 1045, Schedule B NOL Carryover From 2013 to 2014Worksheet Instructions How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics NOL Steps Follow Steps 1 through 5 to figure and use your NOL. Free 1040ez instructions Step 1. Free 1040ez instructions   Complete your tax return for the year. Free 1040ez instructions You may have an NOL if a negative figure appears on the line below: Individuals — Form 1040, line 41, or Form 1040NR, line 39. Free 1040ez instructions Estates and trusts — Form 1041, line 22. Free 1040ez instructions   If the amount on that line is not negative, stop here — you do not have an NOL. Free 1040ez instructions Step 2. Free 1040ez instructions   Determine whether you have an NOL and its amount. Free 1040ez instructions See How To Figure an NOL , later. Free 1040ez instructions If you do not have an NOL, stop here. Free 1040ez instructions Step 3. Free 1040ez instructions   Decide whether to carry the NOL back to a past year or to waive the carryback period and instead carry the NOL forward to a future year. Free 1040ez instructions See When To Use an NOL , later. Free 1040ez instructions Step 4. Free 1040ez instructions   Deduct the NOL in the carryback or carryforward year. Free 1040ez instructions See How To Claim an NOL Deduction , later. Free 1040ez instructions If your NOL deduction is equal to or less than your taxable income without the deduction, stop here — you have used up your NOL. Free 1040ez instructions Step 5. Free 1040ez instructions   Determine the amount of your unused NOL. Free 1040ez instructions See How To Figure an NOL Carryover , later. Free 1040ez instructions Carry over the unused NOL to the next carryback or carryforward year and begin again at Step 4. Free 1040ez instructions Note. Free 1040ez instructions   If your NOL deduction includes more than one NOL amount, apply Step 5 separately to each NOL amount, starting with the amount from the earliest year. Free 1040ez instructions How To Figure an NOL If your deductions for the year are more than your income for the year, you may have an NOL. Free 1040ez instructions There are rules that limit what you can deduct when figuring an NOL. Free 1040ez instructions In general, the following items are not allowed when figuring an NOL. Free 1040ez instructions Any deduction for personal exemptions. Free 1040ez instructions Capital losses in excess of capital gains. Free 1040ez instructions The section 1202 exclusion of the gain from the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock. Free 1040ez instructions Nonbusiness deductions in excess of nonbusiness income. Free 1040ez instructions The net operating loss deduction. Free 1040ez instructions The domestic production activities deduction. Free 1040ez instructions Form 1045, Schedule A. Free 1040ez instructions   Use Form 1045, Schedule A, to figure an NOL. Free 1040ez instructions The following discussion explains Schedule A and includes an illustrated example. Free 1040ez instructions   First, complete Form 1045, Schedule A, line 1, using amounts from your return. Free 1040ez instructions If line 1 is a negative amount, you may have an NOL. Free 1040ez instructions   Next, complete the rest of Form 1045, Schedule A, to figure your NOL. Free 1040ez instructions Nonbusiness deductions (line 6). Free 1040ez instructions   Enter on line 6 deductions that are not connected to your trade or business or your employment. Free 1040ez instructions Examples of deductions not related to your trade or business are: Alimony paid, Deductions for contributions to an IRA or a self-employed retirement plan, Health savings account deduction, Archer medical savings account deduction, Most itemized deductions (except for casualty and theft losses, state income tax on trade and business income, and any employee business expenses), and The standard deduction. Free 1040ez instructions   Do not include on line 6 the deduction for personal exemptions for you, your spouse, or your dependents. Free 1040ez instructions   Do not enter business deductions on line 6. Free 1040ez instructions These are deductions that are connected to your trade or business. Free 1040ez instructions They include the following. Free 1040ez instructions State income tax on income attributable to trade or business (including wages, salary, and unemployment compensation). Free 1040ez instructions Moving expenses. Free 1040ez instructions Educator expenses. Free 1040ez instructions The deduction for the deductible part of self-employed health insurance. Free 1040ez instructions Domestic production activities deduction. Free 1040ez instructions Rental losses. Free 1040ez instructions Loss on the sale or exchange of business real estate or depreciable property. Free 1040ez instructions Your share of a business loss from a partnership or an S corporation. Free 1040ez instructions Ordinary loss on the sale or exchange of stock in a small business corporation or a small business investment company. Free 1040ez instructions If you itemize your deductions, casualty and theft losses (even if they involve nonbusiness property) and employee business expenses (such as union dues, uniforms, tools, education expenses, and travel and transportation expenses). Free 1040ez instructions Loss on the sale of accounts receivable (if you use an accrual method of accounting). Free 1040ez instructions Interest and litigation expenses on state and federal income taxes related to your business. Free 1040ez instructions Unrecovered investment in a pension or annuity claimed on a decedent's final return. Free 1040ez instructions Payment by a federal employee to buy back sick leave used in an earlier year. Free 1040ez instructions Nonbusiness income (line 7). Free 1040ez instructions   Enter on line 7 only income that is not related to your trade or business or your employment. Free 1040ez instructions For example, enter your annuity income, dividends, and interest on investments. Free 1040ez instructions Also, include your share of nonbusiness income from partnerships and S corporations. Free 1040ez instructions   Do not include on line 7 the income you receive from your trade or business or your employment. Free 1040ez instructions This includes salaries and wages, self-employment income, unemployment compensation included in your gross income, and your share of business income from partnerships and S corporations. Free 1040ez instructions Also, do not include rental income or ordinary gain from the sale or other disposition of business real estate or depreciable business property. Free 1040ez instructions Adjustment for section 1202 exclusion (line 17). Free 1040ez instructions   Enter on line 17 any gain you excluded under section 1202 on the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock. Free 1040ez instructions Adjustments for capital losses (lines 19–22). Free 1040ez instructions   The amount deductible for capital losses is limited based on whether the losses are business capital losses or nonbusiness capital losses. Free 1040ez instructions Nonbusiness capital losses. Free 1040ez instructions   You can deduct your nonbusiness capital losses (line 2) only up to the amount of your nonbusiness capital gains without regard to any section 1202 exclusion (line 3). Free 1040ez instructions If your nonbusiness capital losses are more than your nonbusiness capital gains without regard to any section 1202 exclusion, you cannot deduct the excess. Free 1040ez instructions Business capital losses. Free 1040ez instructions   You can deduct your business capital losses (line 11) only up to the total of: Your nonbusiness capital gains that are more than the total of your nonbusiness capital losses and excess nonbusiness deductions (line 10), and Your total business capital gains without regard to any section 1202 exclusion (line 12). Free 1040ez instructions Domestic production activities deduction (line 23). Free 1040ez instructions   You cannot take the domestic production activities deduction when figuring your NOL. Free 1040ez instructions Enter on line 23 any domestic production activities deduction claimed on your return. Free 1040ez instructions NOLs from other years (line 24). Free 1040ez instructions   You cannot deduct any NOL carryovers or carrybacks from other years. Free 1040ez instructions Enter the total amount of your NOL deduction for losses from other years. Free 1040ez instructions Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule A The following example illustrates how to figure an NOL. Free 1040ez instructions It includes filled-in pages 1 and 2 of Form 1040 and Form 1045, Schedule A. Free 1040ez instructions Example. Free 1040ez instructions Glenn Johnson is in the retail record business. Free 1040ez instructions He is single and has the following income and deductions on his Form 1040 for 2013. Free 1040ez instructions See the illustrated Form 1040 , later. Free 1040ez instructions INCOME   Wages from part-time job $1,225 Interest on savings 425 Net long-term capital gain on sale of real estate used in business 2,000 Glenn's total income $3,650 DEDUCTIONS   Net loss from business (gross income of $67,000 minus expenses of $72,000) $5,000 Net short-term capital loss on sale of stock 1,000 Standard deduction 6,100 Personal exemption 3,900 Glenn's total deductions $16,000 Glenn's deductions exceed his income by $12,350 ($16,000 − $3,650). Free 1040ez instructions However, to figure whether he has an NOL, certain deductions are not allowed. Free 1040ez instructions He uses Form 1045, Schedule A, to figure his NOL. Free 1040ez instructions See the Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule A , later. Free 1040ez instructions The following items are not allowed on Form 1045, Schedule A. Free 1040ez instructions Nonbusiness net short-term capital loss $1,000 Nonbusiness deductions (standard deduction, $6,100) minus nonbusiness income (interest, $425) 5,675 Deduction for personal exemption 3,900 Total adjustments to net loss $10,575     Therefore, Glenn's NOL for 2013 is figured as follows: Glenn's total 2013 income $3,650 Less:     Glenn's original 2013 total deductions $16,000   Reduced by the disallowed items − 10,575 − 5,425 Glenn's NOL for 2013 $1,775 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Free 1040ez instructions Please click the link to view the image. Free 1040ez instructions Form 1040, page 1 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Free 1040ez instructions Please click the link to view the image. Free 1040ez instructions Form 1040, page 2 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Free 1040ez instructions Please click the link to view the image. Free 1040ez instructions Form 1045, page 2 When To Use an NOL Generally, if you have an NOL for a tax year ending in 2013, you must carry back the entire amount of the NOL to the 2 tax years before the NOL year (the carryback period), and then carry forward any remaining NOL for up to 20 years after the NOL year (the carryforward period). Free 1040ez instructions You can, however, choose not to carry back an NOL and only carry it forward. Free 1040ez instructions See Waiving the Carryback Period , later. Free 1040ez instructions You cannot deduct any part of the NOL remaining after the 20-year carryforward period. Free 1040ez instructions NOL year. Free 1040ez instructions   This is the year in which the NOL occurred. Free 1040ez instructions Exceptions to 2-Year Carryback Rule Eligible losses, farming losses, qualified disaster losses, and specified liability losses, all defined next, qualify for longer carryback periods. Free 1040ez instructions Eligible loss. Free 1040ez instructions   The carryback period for eligible losses is 3 years. Free 1040ez instructions Only the eligible loss portion of the NOL can be carried back 3 years. Free 1040ez instructions An eligible loss is any part of an NOL that: Is from a casualty or theft, or Is attributable to a federally declared disaster for a qualified small business or certain qualified farming businesses. Free 1040ez instructions Qualified small business. Free 1040ez instructions   A qualified small business is a sole proprietorship or a partnership that has average annual gross receipts (reduced by returns and allowances) of $5 million or less during the 3-year period ending with the tax year of the NOL. Free 1040ez instructions If the business did not exist for this entire 3-year period, use the period the business was in existence. Free 1040ez instructions   An eligible loss does not include a farming loss or a qualified disaster loss. Free 1040ez instructions Farming loss. Free 1040ez instructions   The carryback period for a farming loss is 5 years. Free 1040ez instructions Only the farming loss portion of the NOL can be carried back 5 years. Free 1040ez instructions A farming loss is the smaller of: The amount that would be the NOL for the tax year if only income and deductions attributable to farming businesses were taken into account, or The NOL for the tax year. Free 1040ez instructions Farming business. Free 1040ez instructions   A farming business is a trade or business involving cultivation of land or the raising or harvesting of any agricultural or horticultural commodity. Free 1040ez instructions A farming business can include operating a nursery or sod farm or raising or harvesting most ornamental trees or trees bearing fruit, nuts, or other crops. Free 1040ez instructions The raising, shearing, feeding, caring for, training, and management of animals is also considered a farming business. Free 1040ez instructions   A farming business does not include contract harvesting of an agricultural or horticultural commodity grown or raised by someone else. Free 1040ez instructions It also does not include a business in which you merely buy or sell plants or animals grown or raised entirely by someone else. Free 1040ez instructions Waiving the 5-year carryback. Free 1040ez instructions   You can choose to figure the carryback period for a farming loss without regard to the special 5-year carryback rule. Free 1040ez instructions To make this choice for 2013, attach to your 2013 income tax return filed by the due date (including extensions) a statement that you are choosing to treat any 2013 farming losses without regard to the special 5-year carryback rule. Free 1040ez instructions If you filed your original return on time but did not file the statement with it, you can make this choice on an amended return filed within 6 months after the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Free 1040ez instructions Attach an election statement to your amended return, and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Free 1040ez instructions 9100-2” at the top of the statement. Free 1040ez instructions Once made, this choice is irrevocable. Free 1040ez instructions Qualified disaster loss. Free 1040ez instructions   The carryback period for a qualified disaster loss is 5 years. Free 1040ez instructions Only the qualified disaster loss portion of the NOL can be carried back 5 years. Free 1040ez instructions A qualified disaster loss is the smaller of: The sum of: Any losses attributable to a federally declared disaster and occurring before January 1, 2010, in the disaster area, plus Any allowable qualified disaster expenses (even if you did not choose to treat those expenses as deductions in the current year), or The NOL for the tax year. Free 1040ez instructions Qualified disaster expenses. Free 1040ez instructions   A qualified disaster expense is any capital expense paid or incurred in connection with a trade or business or with business-related property which is: For the abatement or control of hazardous substances that were released as a result of a federally declared disaster occurring before January 1, 2010, For the removal of debris from, or the demolition of structures on, real property which is business-related property damaged or destroyed as a result of a federally declared disaster occurring before January 1, 2010, or For the repair of business-related property damaged as a result of a federally declared disaster occurring before January 1, 2010. Free 1040ez instructions Business-related property is property held for use in a trade or business, property held for the production of income, or inventory property. Free 1040ez instructions Note. Free 1040ez instructions Section 198A allows taxpayers to treat certain capital expenses (qualified disaster expenses) as deductions in the year the expenses were paid or incurred. Free 1040ez instructions Excluded losses. Free 1040ez instructions   A qualified disaster loss does not include any losses from property used in connection with any private or commercial golf course, country club, massage parlor, hot tub facility, suntan facility, or any store for which the principal business is the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption off premises. Free 1040ez instructions   A qualified disaster loss also does not include any losses from any gambling or animal racing property. Free 1040ez instructions Gambling or animal racing property is any equipment, furniture, software, or other property used directly in connection with gambling, the racing of animals, or the on-site viewing of such racing, and the portion of any real property (determined by square footage) that is dedicated to gambling, the racing of animals, or the on-site viewing of such racing, unless this portion is less than 100 square feet. Free 1040ez instructions Specified liability loss. Free 1040ez instructions   The carryback period for a specified liability loss is 10 years. Free 1040ez instructions Only the specified liability loss portion of the NOL can be carried back 10 years. Free 1040ez instructions Generally, a specified liability loss is a loss arising from: Product liability and expenses incurred in the investigation or settlement of, or opposition to, product liability claims, or An act (or failure to act) that occurred at least 3 years before the beginning of the loss year and resulted in a liability under a federal or state law requiring: Reclamation of land, Dismantling of a drilling platform, Remediation of environmental contamination, or Payment under any workers compensation act. Free 1040ez instructions   Any loss from a liability arising from (1) through (4) above can be taken into account as a specified liability loss only if you used an accrual method of accounting throughout the period in which the act (or failure to act) occurred. Free 1040ez instructions For details, see section 172(f). Free 1040ez instructions Waiving the 10-year carryback. Free 1040ez instructions   You can choose to figure the carryback period for a specified liability loss without regard to the special 10-year carryback rule. Free 1040ez instructions To make this choice for 2013 attach to your 2013 income tax return filed by the due date (including extensions) a statement that you are choosing to treat any 2013 specified liability losses without regard to the special 10-year carryback rule. Free 1040ez instructions If you filed your original return on time but did not file the statement with it, you can make this choice on an amended return filed within 6 months after the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Free 1040ez instructions Attach a statement to your amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Free 1040ez instructions 9100-2” at the top of the statement. Free 1040ez instructions Once made, this choice is irrevocable. Free 1040ez instructions Waiving the Carryback Period You can choose not to carry back your NOL. Free 1040ez instructions If you make this choice, then you can use your NOL only in the 20-year carryforward period. Free 1040ez instructions (This choice means you also choose not to carry back any alternative tax NOL. Free 1040ez instructions ) To make this choice, attach a statement to your original return filed by the due date (including extensions) for the NOL year. Free 1040ez instructions This statement must show that you are choosing to waive the carryback period under section 172(b)(3). Free 1040ez instructions If you filed your original return on time but did not file the statement with it, you can make this choice on an amended return filed within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Free 1040ez instructions Attach a statement to your amended return, and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Free 1040ez instructions 9100-2” at the top of the statement. Free 1040ez instructions Once you choose to waive the carryback period, it generally is irrevocable. Free 1040ez instructions If you choose to waive the carryback period for more than one NOL, you must make a separate choice and attach a separate statement for each NOL year. Free 1040ez instructions If you do not file this statement on time, you cannot waive the carryback period. Free 1040ez instructions How To Carry an NOL Back or Forward If you choose to carry back the NOL, you must first carry the entire NOL to the earliest carryback year. Free 1040ez instructions If your NOL is not used up, you can carry the rest to the next earliest carryback year, and so on. Free 1040ez instructions If you waive the carryback period or do not use up the NOL in the carryback period, carry forward what remains of the NOL to the 20 tax years following the NOL year. Free 1040ez instructions Start by carrying it to the first tax year after the NOL year. Free 1040ez instructions If you do not use it up, carry the unused part to the next year. Free 1040ez instructions Continue to carry any unused part of the NOL forward until the NOL is used up or you complete the 20-year carryforward period. Free 1040ez instructions Example 1. Free 1040ez instructions You started your business as a sole proprietor in 2013 and had a $42,000 NOL for the year. Free 1040ez instructions No part of the NOL qualifies for the 3-year, 5-year, or 10-year carryback. Free 1040ez instructions You begin using your NOL in 2011, the second year before the NOL year, as shown in the following chart. Free 1040ez instructions Year   Carryback/  Carryover Unused  Loss 2011 $42,000 $40,000 2012 40,000 37,000 2013 (NOL year)     2014 37,000 31,500 2015 31,500 22,500 2016 22,500 12,700 2017 12,700 4,000 2018 4,000 -0- If your loss were larger, you could carry it forward until the year 2033. Free 1040ez instructions If you still had an unused 2013 carryforward after the year 2033, you would not be allowed to deduct it. Free 1040ez instructions Example 2. Free 1040ez instructions Assume the same facts as in Example 1 , except that $4,000 of the NOL is attributable to a casualty loss and this loss qualifies for a 3-year carryback period. Free 1040ez instructions You begin using the $4,000 in 2010. Free 1040ez instructions As shown in the following chart, $3,000 of this NOL is used in 2010. Free 1040ez instructions The remaining $1,000 is carried to 2011 with the $38,000 NOL that you must begin using in 2011. Free 1040ez instructions Year   Carryback/  Carryover Unused  Loss 2010 $4,000 $1,000 2011 39,000 37,000 2012 37,000 34,000 2013 (NOL year)     2014 34,000 28,500 2015 28,500 19,500 2016 19,500 9,700 2017 9,700 1,000 2018 1,000 -0- How To Claim an NOL Deduction If you have not already carried the NOL to an earlier year, your NOL deduction is the total NOL. Free 1040ez instructions If you carried the NOL to an earlier year, your NOL deduction is the carried over NOL minus the NOL amount you used in the earlier year or years. Free 1040ez instructions If you carry more than one NOL to the same year, your NOL deduction is the total of these carrybacks and carryovers. Free 1040ez instructions NOL resulting in no taxable income. Free 1040ez instructions   If your NOL is more than the taxable income of the year you carry it to (figured before deducting the NOL), you generally will have an NOL carryover to the next year. Free 1040ez instructions See How To Figure an NOL Carryover , later, to determine how much NOL you have used and how much you carry to the next year. Free 1040ez instructions Deducting a Carryback If you carry back your NOL, you can use either Form 1045 or Form 1040X. Free 1040ez instructions You can get your refund faster by using Form 1045, but you have a shorter time to file it. Free 1040ez instructions You can use Form 1045 to apply an NOL to all carryback years. Free 1040ez instructions If you use Form 1040X, you must use a separate Form 1040X for each carryback year to which you apply the NOL. Free 1040ez instructions Estates and trusts that do not file Form 1045 must file an amended Form 1041 (instead of Form 1040X) for each carryback year to which NOLs are applied. Free 1040ez instructions Use a copy of the appropriate year's Form 1041, check the “Amended return” box, and follow the Form 1041 instructions for amended returns. Free 1040ez instructions Include the NOL deduction with other deductions not subject to the 2% limit (line 15a). Free 1040ez instructions Also, see the special procedures for filing an amended return due to an NOL carryback, explained under Form 1040X , later. Free 1040ez instructions Form 1045. Free 1040ez instructions   You can apply for a quick refund by filing Form 1045. Free 1040ez instructions This form results in a tentative adjustment of tax in the carryback year. Free 1040ez instructions See the Illustrated Form 1045 . Free 1040ez instructions at the end of this discussion. Free 1040ez instructions   If the IRS refunds or credits an amount to you from Form 1045 and later determines that the refund or credit is too much, the IRS may assess and collect the excess immediately. Free 1040ez instructions   Generally, you must file Form 1045 on or after the date you file your tax return for the NOL year, but not later than one year after the end of the NOL year. Free 1040ez instructions If the last day of the NOL year falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the form will be considered timely if postmarked on the next business day. Free 1040ez instructions For example, if you are a calendar year taxpayer with a carryback from 2013 to 2011, you must file Form 1045 on or after the date you file your tax return for 2013, but no later than December 31, 2014. Free 1040ez instructions Form 1040X. Free 1040ez instructions   If you do not file Form 1045, you can file Form 1040X to get a refund of tax because of an NOL carryback. Free 1040ez instructions File Form 1040X within 3 years after the due date, including extensions, for filing the return for the NOL year. Free 1040ez instructions For example, if you are a calendar year taxpayer and filed your 2011 return by the April 15, 2012, due date, you must file a claim for refund of 2008 tax because of an NOL carryback from 2011 by April 15, 2015. Free 1040ez instructions   Attach a computation of your NOL using Form 1045, Schedule A, and, if it applies, your NOL carryover using Form 1045, Schedule B, discussed later . Free 1040ez instructions Refiguring your tax. Free 1040ez instructions   To refigure your total tax liability for a carryback year, first refigure your adjusted gross income for that year. Free 1040ez instructions (On Form 1045, use lines 10 and 11 and the “After carryback” column for the applicable carryback year. Free 1040ez instructions ) Use your adjusted gross income after applying the NOL deduction to refigure income or deduction items that are based on, or limited to, a percentage of your adjusted gross income. Free 1040ez instructions Refigure the following items. Free 1040ez instructions The special allowance for passive activity losses from rental real estate activities. Free 1040ez instructions Taxable social security and tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. Free 1040ez instructions IRA deductions. Free 1040ez instructions Excludable savings bond interest. Free 1040ez instructions Excludable employer-provided adoption benefits. Free 1040ez instructions The student loan interest deduction. Free 1040ez instructions The tuition and fees deduction. Free 1040ez instructions   If more than one of these items apply, refigure them in the order listed above, using your adjusted gross income after applying the NOL deduction and any previous item. Free 1040ez instructions (Enter your NOL deduction on Form 1045, line 10. Free 1040ez instructions On line 11, using the “After carryback” column, enter your adjusted gross income refigured after applying the NOL deduction and after refiguring any above items. Free 1040ez instructions )   Next, refigure your taxable income. Free 1040ez instructions (On Form 1045, use lines 12 through 15 and the “After carryback” column. Free 1040ez instructions ) Use your refigured adjusted gross income (Form 1045, line 11, using the “After carryback” column) to refigure certain deductions and other items that are based on or limited to a percentage of your adjusted gross income. Free 1040ez instructions Refigure the following items. Free 1040ez instructions The itemized deduction for medical expenses. Free 1040ez instructions The itemized deduction for qualified mortgage insurance premiums. Free 1040ez instructions The itemized deduction for casualty losses. Free 1040ez instructions Miscellaneous itemized deductions subject to the 2% limit. Free 1040ez instructions The overall limit on itemized deductions (do not apply to carryback years beginning after December 31, 2009). Free 1040ez instructions The phaseout of the deduction for exemptions (do not apply to carryback years beginning after December 31, 2009). Free 1040ez instructions Qualified motor vehicle tax (do not apply to carryback years beginning after December 31, 2009). Free 1040ez instructions    Do not refigure the itemized deduction for charitable contributions. Free 1040ez instructions   Finally, use your refigured taxable income (Form 1045, line 15, using the “After carryback” column) to refigure your total tax liability. Free 1040ez instructions Refigure your income tax, your alternative minimum tax, and any credits that are based on or limited by your adjusted gross income (AGI), modified adjusted gross income (MAGI), or tax liability. Free 1040ez instructions (On Form 1045, use lines 16 through 25, and the “After carryback” column. Free 1040ez instructions ) The earned income credit, for example, may be affected by changes to adjusted gross income or the amount of tax (or both) and, therefore, must be recomputed. Free 1040ez instructions If you become eligible for a credit because of the carryback, complete the form for that specific credit (such as the EIC Worksheet) for that year. Free 1040ez instructions   While it is necessary to refigure your income tax, alternative minimum tax, and credits, do not refigure your self-employment tax. Free 1040ez instructions Deducting a Carryforward If you carry forward your NOL to a tax year after the NOL year, list your NOL deduction as a negative figure on the “Other income” line of Form 1040 or Form 1040NR (line 21 for 2013). Free 1040ez instructions Estates and trusts include an NOL deduction on Form 1041 with other deductions not subject to the 2% limit (line 15a for 2013). Free 1040ez instructions You must attach a statement that shows all the important facts about the NOL. Free 1040ez instructions Your statement should include a computation showing how you figured the NOL deduction. Free 1040ez instructions If you deduct more than one NOL in the same year, your statement must cover each of them. Free 1040ez instructions Change in Marital Status If you and your spouse were not married to each other in all years involved in figuring NOL carrybacks and carryovers, only the spouse who had the loss can take the NOL deduction. Free 1040ez instructions If you file a joint return, the NOL deduction is limited to the income of that spouse. Free 1040ez instructions For example, if your marital status changes because of death or divorce, and in a later year you have an NOL, you can carry back that loss only to the part of the income reported on the joint return (filed with your former spouse) that was related to your taxable income. Free 1040ez instructions After you deduct the NOL in the carryback year, the joint rates apply to the resulting taxable income. Free 1040ez instructions Refund limit. Free 1040ez instructions   If you are not married in the NOL year (or are married to a different spouse), and in the carryback year you were married and filed a joint return, your refund for the overpaid joint tax may be limited. Free 1040ez instructions You can claim a refund for the difference between your share of the refigured tax and your contribution toward the tax paid on the joint return. Free 1040ez instructions The refund cannot be more than the joint overpayment. Free 1040ez instructions Attach a statement showing how you figured your refund. Free 1040ez instructions Figuring your share of a joint tax liability. Free 1040ez instructions   There are five steps for figuring your share of the refigured joint tax liability. Free 1040ez instructions Figure your total tax as though you had filed as married filing separately. Free 1040ez instructions Figure your spouse's total tax as though your spouse had also filed as married filing separately. Free 1040ez instructions Add the amounts in (1) and (2). Free 1040ez instructions Divide the amount in (1) by the amount in (3). Free 1040ez instructions Multiply the refigured tax on your joint return by the amount figured in (4). Free 1040ez instructions This is your share of the joint tax liability. Free 1040ez instructions Figuring your contribution toward tax paid. Free 1040ez instructions   Unless you have an agreement or clear evidence of each spouse's contributions toward the payment of the joint tax liability, figure your contribution by adding the tax withheld on your wages and your share of joint estimated tax payments or tax paid with the return. Free 1040ez instructions If the original return for the carryback year resulted in an overpayment, reduce your contribution by your share of the tax refund. Free 1040ez instructions Figure your share of a joint payment or refund by the same method used in figuring your share of the joint tax liability. Free 1040ez instructions Use your taxable income as originally reported on the joint return in steps (1) and (2) above, and substitute the joint payment or refund for the refigured joint tax in step (5). Free 1040ez instructions Change in Filing Status If you and your spouse were married and filed a joint return for each year involved in figuring NOL carrybacks and carryovers, figure the NOL deduction on a joint return as you would for an individual. Free 1040ez instructions However, treat the NOL deduction as a joint NOL. Free 1040ez instructions If you and your spouse were married and filed separate returns for each year involved in figuring NOL carrybacks and carryovers, the spouse who sustained the loss may take the NOL deduction on a separate return. Free 1040ez instructions Special rules apply for figuring the NOL carrybacks and carryovers of married people whose filing status changes for any tax year involved in figuring an NOL carryback or carryover. Free 1040ez instructions Separate to joint return. Free 1040ez instructions   If you and your spouse file a joint return for a carryback or carryforward year, and were married but filed separate returns for any of the tax years involved in figuring the NOL carryback or carryover, treat the separate carryback or carryover as a joint carryback or carryover. Free 1040ez instructions Joint to separate returns. Free 1040ez instructions   If you and your spouse file separate returns for a carryback or carryforward year, but filed a joint return for any or all of the tax years involved in figuring the NOL carryover, figure each of your carryovers separately. Free 1040ez instructions Joint return in NOL year. Free 1040ez instructions   Figure each spouse's share of the joint NOL through the following steps. Free 1040ez instructions Figure each spouse's NOL as if he or she filed a separate return. Free 1040ez instructions See How To Figure an NOL , earlier. Free 1040ez instructions If only one spouse has an NOL, stop here. Free 1040ez instructions All of the joint NOL is that spouse's NOL. Free 1040ez instructions If both spouses have an NOL, multiply the joint NOL by a fraction, the numerator of which is spouse A's NOL figured in (1) and the denominator of which is the total of the spouses' NOLs figured in (1). Free 1040ez instructions The result is spouse A's share of the joint NOL. Free 1040ez instructions The rest of the joint NOL is spouse B's share. Free 1040ez instructions Example 1. Free 1040ez instructions Mark and Nancy are married and file a joint return for 2013. Free 1040ez instructions They have an NOL of $5,000. Free 1040ez instructions They carry the NOL back to 2011, a year in which Mark and Nancy filed separate returns. Free 1040ez instructions Figured separately, Nancy's 2013 deductions were more than her income, and Mark's income was more than his deductions. Free 1040ez instructions Mark does not have any NOL to carry back. Free 1040ez instructions Nancy can carry back the entire $5,000 NOL to her 2011 separate return. Free 1040ez instructions Example 2. Free 1040ez instructions Assume the same facts as in Example 1 , except that both Mark and Nancy had deductions in 2013 that were more than their income. Free 1040ez instructions Figured separately, his NOL is $1,800 and her NOL is $3,000. Free 1040ez instructions The sum of their separate NOLs ($4,800) is less than their $5,000 joint NOL because his deductions included a $200 net capital loss that is not allowed in figuring his separate NOL. Free 1040ez instructions The loss is allowed in figuring their joint NOL because it was offset by Nancy's capital gains. Free 1040ez instructions Mark's share of their $5,000 joint NOL is $1,875 ($5,000 × $1,800/$4,800) and Nancy's is $3,125 ($5,000 − $1,875). Free 1040ez instructions Joint return in previous carryback or carryforward year. Free 1040ez instructions   If only one spouse had an NOL deduction on the previous year's joint return, all of the joint carryover is that spouse's carryover. Free 1040ez instructions If both spouses had an NOL deduction (including separate carryovers of a joint NOL, figured as explained in the previous discussion ), figure each spouse's share of the joint carryover through the following steps. Free 1040ez instructions Figure each spouse's modified taxable income as if he or she filed a separate return. Free 1040ez instructions See Modified taxable income under How To Figure an NOL Carryover , later. Free 1040ez instructions Multiply the joint modified taxable income you used to figure the joint carryover by a fraction, the numerator of which is spouse A's modified taxable income figured in (1) and the denominator of which is the total of the spouses' modified taxable incomes figured in (1). Free 1040ez instructions This is spouse A's share of the joint modified taxable income. Free 1040ez instructions Subtract the amount figured in (2) from the joint modified taxable income. Free 1040ez instructions This is spouse B's share of the joint modified taxable income. Free 1040ez instructions Reduce the amount figured in (3), but not below zero, by spouse B's NOL deduction. Free 1040ez instructions Add the amounts figured in (2) and (4). Free 1040ez instructions Subtract the amount figured in (5) from spouse A's NOL deduction. Free 1040ez instructions This is spouse A's share of the joint carryover. Free 1040ez instructions The rest of the joint carryover is spouse B's share. Free 1040ez instructions Example. Free 1040ez instructions Sam and Wanda filed a joint return for 2011 and separate returns for 2012 and 2013. Free 1040ez instructions In 2013, Sam had an NOL of $18,000 and Wanda had an NOL of $2,000. Free 1040ez instructions They choose to carry back both NOLs 2 years to their 2011 joint return and claim a $20,000 NOL deduction. Free 1040ez instructions Their joint modified taxable income (MTI) for 2011 is $15,000, and their joint NOL carryover to 2012 is $5,000 ($20,000 – $15,000). Free 1040ez instructions Sam and Wanda each figure their separate MTI for 2011 as if they had filed separate returns. Free 1040ez instructions Then they figure their shares of the $5,000 carryover as follows. Free 1040ez instructions Step 1. Free 1040ez instructions   Sam's separate MTI $9,000 Wanda's separate MTI + 3,000 Total MTI $12,000 Step 2. Free 1040ez instructions   Joint MTI $15,000 Sam's MTI ÷ total MTI ($9,000 ÷ $12,000) × . Free 1040ez instructions 75 Sam's share of joint MTI $11,250 Step 3. Free 1040ez instructions   Joint MTI $15,000 Sam's share of joint MTI − 11,250 Wanda's share of joint MTI $3,750 Step 4. Free 1040ez instructions   Wanda's share of joint MTI $3,750 Wanda's NOL deduction − 2,000 Wanda's remaining share $1,750 Step 5. Free 1040ez instructions   Sam's share of joint MTI $11,250 Wanda's remaining share + 1,750 Joint MTI to be offset $13,000 Step 6. Free 1040ez instructions   Sam's NOL deduction $18,000 Joint MTI to be offset − 13,000 Sam's carryover to 2012 $5,000 Joint carryover to 2012 $5,000 Sam's carryover − 5,000 Wanda's carryover to 2012 $-0- Wanda's $2,000 NOL deduction offsets $2,000 of her $3,750 share of the joint modified taxable income and is completely used up. Free 1040ez instructions She has no carryover to 2012. Free 1040ez instructions Sam's $18,000 NOL deduction offsets all of his $11,250 share of joint modified taxable income and the remaining $1,750 of Wanda's share. Free 1040ez instructions His carryover to 2012 is $5,000. Free 1040ez instructions Illustrated Form 1045 The following example illustrates how to use Form 1045 to claim an NOL deduction in a carryback year. Free 1040ez instructions It includes a filled-in page 1 of Form 1045. Free 1040ez instructions Example. Free 1040ez instructions Martha Sanders is a self-employed contractor. Free 1040ez instructions Martha's 2013 deductions are more than her 2013 income because of a business loss. Free 1040ez instructions She uses Form 1045 to carry back her NOL 2 years and claim an NOL deduction in 2011. Free 1040ez instructions Her filing status in both years was single. Free 1040ez instructions See the filled-in Form 1045 later. Free 1040ez instructions Martha figures her 2013 NOL on Form 1045, Schedule A (not shown). Free 1040ez instructions (For an example using Form 1045, Schedule A, see Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule A under How To Figure an NOL , earlier. Free 1040ez instructions ) She enters the $10,000 NOL from Form 1045, Schedule A, line 25, on Form 1045, line 1a. Free 1040ez instructions Martha completes lines 10 through 25, using the “Before carryback” column under the column for the second preceding tax year ended 12/31/11 on page 1 of Form 1045 using the following amounts from her 2011 return. Free 1040ez instructions 2011 Adjusted gross income $50,000 Itemized deductions:     Medical expenses [$6,000 − ($50,000 × 7. Free 1040ez instructions 5%)] $2,250   State income tax + 2,000   Real estate tax + 4,000   Home mortgage interest + 5,000   Total itemized deductions $13,250 Exemption $3,700 Income tax $4,550 Self-employment tax $6,120   Martha refigures her taxable income for 2011 after carrying back her 2013 NOL as follows: 2011 Adjusted gross income $50,000 Less:     NOL from 2013 −10,000 2011 Adjusted gross income after carryback $40,000 Less:     Itemized deductions:     Medical expenses [$6,000 − ($40,000 × 7. Free 1040ez instructions 5%)] $3,000   State income tax + 2,000   Real estate tax + 4,000   Home mortgage interest + 5,000   Total itemized deductions −14,000 Less:     Exemption − 3,700 2011 Taxable income after carryback $22,300 Martha then completes lines 10 through 25, using the “After carryback” column under the column for the second preceding tax year ended 12/31/11. Free 1040ez instructions On line 10, Martha enters her $10,000 NOL deduction. Free 1040ez instructions Her new adjusted gross income on line 11 is $40,000 ($50,000 − $10,000). Free 1040ez instructions To complete line 12, she must refigure her medical expense deduction using her new adjusted gross income. Free 1040ez instructions Her refigured medical expense deduction is $3,000 [$6,000 − ($40,000 × 7. Free 1040ez instructions 5%)]. Free 1040ez instructions This increases her total itemized deductions to $14,000 [$13,250 + ($3,000 − $2,250)]. Free 1040ez instructions Martha uses her refigured taxable income ($22,300) from line 15, and the tax tables in her 2011 Form 1040 instructions to find her income tax. Free 1040ez instructions She enters the new amount, $2,924, on line 16, and her new total tax liability, $9,044, on line 25. Free 1040ez instructions Martha used up her $10,000 NOL in 2011 so she does not complete a column for the first preceding tax year ended 12/31/2012. Free 1040ez instructions The decrease in tax because of her NOL deduction (line 27) is $1,612. Free 1040ez instructions Martha files Form 1045 after filing her 2013 return, but no later than December 31, 2014. Free 1040ez instructions She mails it to the Internal Revenue Service Center for the place where she lives as shown in the 2013 instructions for Form 1040 and attaches a copy of her 2013 return (including the applicable forms and schedules). Free 1040ez instructions This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Free 1040ez instructions Please click the link to view the image. Free 1040ez instructions Form 1045, page 1 How To Figure an NOL Carryover If your NOL is more than your taxable income for the year to which you carry it (figured before deducting the NOL), you may have an NOL carryover. Free 1040ez instructions You must make certain modifications to your taxable income to determine how much NOL you will use up in that year and how much you can carry over to the next tax year. Free 1040ez instructions Your carryover is the excess of your NOL deduction over your modified taxable income for the carryback or carryforward year. Free 1040ez instructions If your NOL deduction includes more than one NOL, apply the NOLs against your modified taxable income in the same order in which you incurred them, starting with the earliest. Free 1040ez instructions Modified taxable income. Free 1040ez instructions   Your modified taxable income is your taxable income figured with the following changes. Free 1040ez instructions You cannot claim an NOL deduction for the NOL carryover you are figuring or for any later NOL. Free 1040ez instructions You cannot claim a deduction for capital losses in excess of your capital gains. Free 1040ez instructions Also, you must increase your taxable income by the amount of any section 1202 exclusion. Free 1040ez instructions You cannot claim the domestic production activities deduction. Free 1040ez instructions You cannot claim a deduction for your exemptions for yourself, your spouse, or dependents. Free 1040ez instructions You must figure any item affected by the amount of your adjusted gross income after making the changes in (1), (2), and (3), above, and certain other changes to your adjusted gross income that result from (1), (2), and (3). Free 1040ez instructions This includes income and deduction items used to figure adjusted gross income (for example, IRA deductions), as well as certain itemized deductions. Free 1040ez instructions To figure a charitable contribution deduction, do not include deductions for NOL carrybacks in the change in (1) but do include deductions for NOL carryforwards from tax years before the NOL year. Free 1040ez instructions   Your taxable income as modified cannot be less than zero. Free 1040ez instructions Form 1045, Schedule B. Free 1040ez instructions   You can use Form 1045, Schedule B, to figure your modified taxable income for carryback years and your carryover from each of those years. Free 1040ez instructions Do not use Form 1045, Schedule B, for a carryforward year. Free 1040ez instructions If your 2013 return includes an NOL deduction from an NOL year before 2013 that reduced your taxable income to zero (to less than zero, if an estate or trust), see NOL Carryover From 2013 to 2014 , later. Free 1040ez instructions Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule B The following example illustrates how to figure an NOL carryover from a carryback year. Free 1040ez instructions It includes a filled-in Form 1045, Schedule B. Free 1040ez instructions Example. Free 1040ez instructions Ida Brown runs a small clothing shop. Free 1040ez instructions In 2013, she has an NOL of $36,000 that she carries back to 2011. Free 1040ez instructions She has no other carrybacks or carryforwards to 2011. Free 1040ez instructions Ida's adjusted gross income in 2011 was $35,000, consisting of her salary of $36,000 minus a $1,000 capital loss deduction. Free 1040ez instructions She is single and claimed only one personal exemption of $3,700. Free 1040ez instructions During that year, she gave $1,450 in charitable contributions. Free 1040ez instructions Her medical expenses were $3,000. Free 1040ez instructions She also deducted $1,650 in taxes and $3,125 in home mortgage interest. Free 1040ez instructions Her deduction for charitable contributions was not limited because her contributions, $1,450, were less than 50% of her adjusted gross income. Free 1040ez instructions The deduction for medical expenses was limited to expenses over 7. Free 1040ez instructions 5% of adjusted gross income (. Free 1040ez instructions 075 × $35,000 = $2,625; $3,000 − $2,625 = $375). Free 1040ez instructions The deductions for taxes and home mortgage interest were not subject to any limits. Free 1040ez instructions She was able to claim $6,600 ($1,450 + $375 + $1,650 + $3,125) in itemized deductions and a personal exemption deduction of $3,700 for 2011. Free 1040ez instructions She had no other deductions in 2011 (except the NOL deduction). Free 1040ez instructions Her taxable income (figured without the NOL deduction) for the year was $24,700. Free 1040ez instructions Ida's adjusted gross income in 2012 was $9,325, consisting of net business income from the clothing shop of $12,325 and a net capital loss of $3,000. Free 1040ez instructions She did not itemize her deductions in 2012. Free 1040ez instructions She deducted the standard deduction of $5,950 and the personal exemption deduction of $3,800. Free 1040ez instructions She had no other deductions in 2012 (other than the NOL deduction). Free 1040ez instructions Her taxable income, therefore, was ($425). Free 1040ez instructions Ida's $36,000 carryback will result in her having 2011 taxable income of zero. Free 1040ez instructions She then completes the column for the second preceding tax year ended 12/31/11 on Form 1045, Schedule B, to figure how much of her NOL she uses up in 2011 and how much she can carry over to 2012. Free 1040ez instructions She completes the column for the first preceding tax year ended 12/31/12. Free 1040ez instructions See the illustrated Form 1045, Schedule B , shown later. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 1. Free 1040ez instructions Ida enters $36,000, her 2013 net operating loss, on line 1. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 2. Free 1040ez instructions She enters $24,700, her 2011 taxable income (figured without the NOL deduction), on line 2. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 3. Free 1040ez instructions Ida enters her net capital loss deduction of $1,000 on line 3. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, lines 4 and 5. Free 1040ez instructions Ida had no section 1202 exclusion or domestic production activities deduction in 2011. Free 1040ez instructions She enters zero on lines 4 and 5. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 6. Free 1040ez instructions Although Ida's entry on line 3 modifies her adjusted gross income, that does not affect any other items included in her adjusted gross income. Free 1040ez instructions Ida enters zero on line 6. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 7. Free 1040ez instructions Ida had itemized deductions and entered $1,000 on line 3, so she completes lines 11 through 38 to figure her adjustment to itemized deductions. Free 1040ez instructions On line 7, she enters the total adjustment from line 38. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 8. Free 1040ez instructions Ida enters the deduction for her personal exemption of $3,700 for 2011. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 9. Free 1040ez instructions After combining lines 2 through 8, Ida's modified taxable income is $29,475. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 10. Free 1040ez instructions Ida figures her carryover to 2012 by subtracting her modified taxable income (line 9) from her NOL deduction (line 1). Free 1040ez instructions She enters the $6,525 carryover on line 10. Free 1040ez instructions She also enters the $6,525 as her NOL deduction for 2012 on Form 1045, page 1, line 10, in the “After carryback” column under the column for the first preceding tax year ended 12/31/12. Free 1040ez instructions (For an illustrated example of page 1 of Form 1045, see Illustrated Form 1045 under How To Claim an NOL Deduction , earlier. Free 1040ez instructions ) Next, Ida completes column 2 for the first preceding tax year ended 12/31/12. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 11. Free 1040ez instructions Ida's adjusted gross income for 2011 was $35,000. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 12. Free 1040ez instructions She adds lines 3 through 6 and enters $1,000 on line 12. Free 1040ez instructions (This is her net capital loss deduction added back, which modifies her adjusted gross income. Free 1040ez instructions ) Column 1, line 13. Free 1040ez instructions Her modified adjusted gross income for 2011 is now $36,000. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 14. Free 1040ez instructions On her 2011 tax return, she deducted $375 as medical expenses. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 15. Free 1040ez instructions Her actual medical expenses were $3,000. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 16. Free 1040ez instructions She multiplies her modified adjusted gross income, $36,000, by . Free 1040ez instructions 075. Free 1040ez instructions She enters $2,700 on line 16. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 17. Free 1040ez instructions She substracts $2,700 from her actual medical expenses, $3,000. Free 1040ez instructions She enters $300 on line 17. Free 1040ez instructions This is her modified medical deduction. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 18. Free 1040ez instructions The difference between her medical deduction and her modified medical deduction is $75. Free 1040ez instructions She enters this on line 18. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, lines 19 through 21. Free 1040ez instructions Ida had no deduction for qualified mortgage insurance premiums in 2011. Free 1040ez instructions She skips lines 19 and 20 and enters zero on line 21. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 22. Free 1040ez instructions She enters her modified adjusted gross income of $36,000 on line 22. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 23. Free 1040ez instructions She had no other carrybacks to 2011 and enters zero on line 23. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 24. Free 1040ez instructions Her modified adjusted gross income remains $36,000. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 25. Free 1040ez instructions Her actual contributions for 2011 were $1,450, which she enters on line 25. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 26. Free 1040ez instructions She now refigures her charitable contributions based on her modified adjusted gross income. Free 1040ez instructions Her contributions are well below the 50% limit, so she enters $1,450 on line 26. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 27. Free 1040ez instructions The difference is zero. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, lines 28 through 37. Free 1040ez instructions Ida had no casualty losses or deductions for miscellaneous items in 2011. Free 1040ez instructions She skips lines 28 through 31 and lines 33 through 36. Free 1040ez instructions Ida enters zero on lines 32 and 37. Free 1040ez instructions Column 1, line 38. Free 1040ez instructions She combines lines 18, 21, 27, 32, and 37 and enters $75 on line 38. Free 1040ez instructions She carries this figure to line 7. Free 1040ez instructions Column 2, line 1. Free 1040ez instructions Ida enters $6,525, the carryback of her 2013 NOL to 2012, from column 1, line 10, on line 1. Free 1040ez instructions Column 2, line 2. Free 1040ez instructions She enters ($425), her 2012 taxable income, on line 2. Free 1040ez instructions Column 2, line 3. Free 1040ez instructions Ida enters her net capital loss deduction of $3,000 on line 3. Free 1040ez instructions Column 2, lines 4 and 5. Free 1040ez instructions Ida had no section 1202 exclusion or domestic production activities deduction in 2012. Free 1040ez instructions She enters zero on lines 4 and 5. Free 1040ez instructions Column 2, line 6. Free 1040ez instructions Although Ida's entry on line 3 modifies her adjusted gross income, that does not affect any other items included in her adjusted gross income. Free 1040ez instructions Ida enters zero on line 6. Free 1040ez instructions Column 2, line 7. Free 1040ez instructions Because Ida did not itemize deductions on her 2012 tax return, she enters zero on line 7. Free 1040ez instructions Column 2, line 8. Free 1040ez instructions Ida enters the deduction for her personal exemption of $3,800 for 2012. Free 1040ez instructions Column 2, line 9. Free 1040ez instructions After combining lines 2 through 8, Ida's modified taxable income is $6,375. Free 1040ez instructions Column 2, line 10. Free 1040ez instructions Ida figures her carryforward to 2014 by subtracting her modified taxable income (line 9) from her NOL deduction (line 1). Free 1040ez instructions She enters the $150 carryover on line 10. Free 1040ez instructions This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Free 1040ez instructions Please click the link to view the image. Free 1040ez instructions Form 1045, page 3 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Free 1040ez instructions Please click the link to view the image. Free 1040ez instructions Form 1045, page 4 NOL Carryover From 2013 to 2014 If you had an NOL deduction carried forward from a year prior to 2013 that resulted in your having taxable income on your 2013 return of zero (of less than zero, if an estate or trust), complete Table 1 , Worksheet for NOL Carryover From 2013 to 2014, on the following pages. Free 1040ez instructions It will help you figure your NOL to carry to 2014. Free 1040ez instructions Keep the worksheet for your records. Free 1040ez instructions Worksheet Instructions At the top of the worksheet, enter the NOL year for which you are figuring the carryover. Free 1040ez instructions More than one NOL. Free 1040ez instructions   If your 2013 NOL deduction includes amounts for more than one loss year, complete this worksheet only for one loss year. Free 1040ez instructions To determine which year, start with your earliest NOL and subtract each NOL separately from your taxable income figured without the NOL deduction. Free 1040ez instructions Complete this worksheet for the earliest NOL that results in your having taxable income below zero. Free 1040ez instructions Your NOL carryover to 2014 is the total of the amount on line 10 of the worksheet and all later NOL amounts. Free 1040ez instructions Example. Free 1040ez instructions Your taxable income for 2013 is $5,000 without your $9,000 NOL deduction. Free 1040ez instructions Your NOL deduction includes a $2,000 carryover from 2011 and a $7,000 carryover from 2012. Free 1040ez instructions Subtract your 2011 NOL of $2,000 from $5,000. Free 1040ez instructions This gives you taxable income of $3,000. Free 1040ez instructions Your 2011 NOL is now completely used up. Free 1040ez instructions Subtract your $7,000 2012 NOL from $3,000. Free 1040ez instructions This gives you taxable income of ($4,000). Free 1040ez instructions You now complete the worksheet for your 2012 NOL. Free 1040ez instructions Your NOL carryover to 2014 is the unused part of your 2012 NOL from line 10 of the worksheet. Free 1040ez instructions Line 2. Free 1040ez instructions   Treat your NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and later years as a positive amount. Free 1040ez instructions Add it to your negative taxable income (figured without the NOL deduction). Free 1040ez instructions Enter the result on line 2. Free 1040ez instructions Line 6. Free 1040ez instructions   You must refigure the following income and deductions based on adjusted gross income. Free 1040ez instructions The special allowance for passive activity losses from rental real estate activities. Free 1040ez instructions Taxable social security and tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. Free 1040ez instructions IRA deductions. Free 1040ez instructions Excludable savings bond interest. Free 1040ez instructions Excludable employer-provided adoption benefits. Free 1040ez instructions The student loan interest deduction. Free 1040ez instructions The tuition and fees deduction. Free 1040ez instructions   If none of these items apply to you, enter zero on line 6. Free 1040ez instructions Otherwise, increase your adjusted gross income by the total of lines 3 through 5 and your NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and later years. Free 1040ez instructions Using this increased adjusted gross income, refigure the items that apply, in the order listed above. Free 1040ez instructions Your adjustment for each item is the difference between the refigured amount and the amount included on your return. Free 1040ez instructions Combine the adjustments for previous items with your adjusted gross income before refiguring the next item. Free 1040ez instructions Keep a record of your computations. Free 1040ez instructions   Enter your total adjustments for the above items on line 6. Free 1040ez instructions Line 7. Free 1040ez instructions   Enter zero if you claimed the standard deduction or the amounts on lines 3 through 5 are zero. Free 1040ez instructions Otherwise, use lines 11 through 33 of the worksheet to figure the amount to enter on this line. Free 1040ez instructions Complete only those sections that apply to you. Free 1040ez instructions Estates and trusts. Free 1040ez instructions   Enter zero on line 7 if you did not claim any miscellaneous deductions on Form 1041, line 15c, or a casualty or theft loss. Free 1040ez instructions Otherwise, refigure these deductions by substituting modified adjusted gross income (see below ) for adjusted gross income. Free 1040ez instructions Subtract the recomputed deductions from those claimed on the return. Free 1040ez instructions Enter the result on line 7. Free 1040ez instructions Modified adjusted gross income. Free 1040ez instructions   To refigure miscellaneous itemized deductions of an estate or trust (Form 1041, line 15c), modified adjusted gross income is the total of the following amounts. Free 1040ez instructions The adjusted gross income on the return. Free 1040ez instructions The amounts from lines 3 through 5 of the worksheet. Free 1040ez instructions The exemption amount from Form 1041, line 20. Free 1040ez instructions The NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and for later years. Free 1040ez instructions   To refigure the casualty and theft loss deduction of an estate or trust, modified adjusted gross income is the total of the following amounts. Free 1040ez instructions The adjusted gross income amount you used to figure the deduction claimed on the return. Free 1040ez instructions The amounts from lines 3 through 5 of the worksheet. Free 1040ez instructions The NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and for later years. Free 1040ez instructions Line 11. Free 1040ez instructions   Treat your NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and for later years as a positive amount. Free 1040ez instructions Add it to your adjusted gross income. Free 1040ez instructions Enter the result on line 11. Free 1040ez instructions Line 20. Free 1040ez instructions   Is your modified adjusted gross income from line 13 of this worksheet more than $100,000 ($50,000 if married filing separately)?   □ Yes. Free 1040ez instructions Your deduction is limited. Free 1040ez instructions Refigure your deduction using the Mortgage Insurance Premiums Deduction Worksheet in the 2013 Instructions for Form 1045. Free 1040ez instructions On line 2 of the Mortgage Insurance Premiums Deduction Worksheet, enter the amount from line 13 of this worksheet. Free 1040ez instructions   □ No. Free 1040ez instructions Your deduction is not limited. Free 1040ez instructions Enter the amount from line 19 on line 20 and enter -0- on line 21. Free 1040ez instructions Line 23. Free 1040ez instructions   If you had a contributions carryover from 2012 to 2013 and your NOL deduction includes an amount from an NOL year before 2012, you may have to reduce your contributions carryover. Free 1040ez instructions Reduce the contributions carryover by the amount of any adjustment you made to your 2012 charitable contributions deduction when figuring your NOL carryover to 2013. 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Where’s My Refund? is available almost all of the time. However, our system is not available every Monday, early, from 12:00 am (Midnight) to 3:00 am Eastern Time.

Our Change of Address and Refund Trace features are not available during the following times (Eastern Time):

 

 

 

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 Friday  3:30 am to 6:00 am
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