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Free turbotax for military Publication 1544 - Main Content Table of Contents Why Report These Payments? Who Must File Form 8300?What Payments Must Be Reported? What Is Cash? Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) What Is a Related Transaction? What About Suspicious Transactions? When, Where, and What To File Examples Penalties How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Free turbotax for military Why Report These Payments? Drug dealers and smugglers often use large cash payments to “launder” money from illegal activities. Free turbotax for military Laundering means converting “dirty” or illegally-gained money to “clean” money. Free turbotax for military The government can often trace this laundered money through the payments you report. Free turbotax for military Laws passed by Congress require you to report these payments. 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Free turbotax for military However, you do not have to file Form 8300 if the transaction is not related to your trade or business. Free turbotax for military For example, if you own a jewelry store and sell your personal automobile for more than $10,000 in cash, you would not submit a Form 8300 for that transaction. Free turbotax for military Transaction defined. Free turbotax for military    A “transaction” occurs when: Goods, services, or property are sold; Property is rented; Cash is exchanged for other cash; A contribution is made to a trust or escrow account; A loan is made or repaid; or Cash is converted to a negotiable instrument, such as a check or a bond. Free turbotax for military Person defined. Free turbotax for military   A “person” includes an individual, a company, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a trust, or an estate. Free turbotax for military   Exempt organizations, including employee plans, are also “persons. Free turbotax for military ” However, exempt organizations do not have to file Form 8300 for a more-than-$10,000 charitable cash contribution they receive since it is not received in the course of a trade or business. Free turbotax for military Foreign transactions. Free turbotax for military   You do not have to file Form 8300 if the entire transaction (including the receipt of cash) takes place outside of: The 50 states, The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or A possession or territory of the United States. Free turbotax for military However, you must file Form 8300 if any part of the transaction (including the receipt of cash) occurs in Puerto Rico or a possession or territory of the United States and you are subject to the Internal Revenue Code. Free turbotax for military Bail received by court clerks. Free turbotax for military   Any clerk of a federal or state court who receives more than $10,000 in cash as bail for an individual charged with any of the following criminal offenses must file Form 8300: Any federal offense involving a controlled substance, Racketeering, Money laundering, and Any state offense substantially similar to (1), (2), or (3) above. Free turbotax for military For more information about the rules that apply to court clerks, see Section 1. Free turbotax for military 6050I-2 of the Income Tax Regulations. Free turbotax for military What Payments Must Be Reported? 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Free turbotax for military The cashier's check is not treated as cash because its face amount is more than $10,000. Free turbotax for military You do not have to file Form 8300 for this transaction. Free turbotax for military Designated Reporting Transaction A designated reporting transaction is the retail sale of any of the following: A consumer durable, such as an automobile or boat. Free turbotax for military A consumer durable is property, other than land or buildings, that: Is suitable for personal use, Can reasonably be expected to last at least 1 year under ordinary use, Has a sales price of more than $10,000, and Can be seen or touched (tangible property). Free turbotax for military For example, a $20,000 car is a consumer durable, but a $20,000 dump truck or factory machine is not. Free turbotax for military The car is a consumer durable even if you sell it to a buyer who will use it in a business. Free turbotax for military A collectible (for example, a work of art, rug, antique, metal, gem, stamp, or coin). Free turbotax for military Travel or entertainment, if the total sales price of all items sold for the same trip or entertainment event in one transaction (or related transactions) is more than $10,000. Free turbotax for military To figure the total sales price of all items sold for a trip or entertainment event, you include the sales price of items such as airfare, hotel rooms, and admission tickets. Free turbotax for military Example. Free turbotax for military You are a travel agent. Free turbotax for military Ed Johnson asks you to charter a passenger airplane to take a group to a sports event in another city. Free turbotax for military He also asks you to book hotel rooms and admission tickets for the group. Free turbotax for military In payment, he gives you two money orders, each for $6,000. Free turbotax for military You have received more than $10,000 cash in this designated reporting transaction. Free turbotax for military You must file Form 8300. Free turbotax for military Retail sale. Free turbotax for military   The term “retail sale” means any sale made in the course of a trade or business that consists mainly of making sales to ultimate consumers. Free turbotax for military   Thus, if your business consists mainly of making sales to ultimate consumers, all sales you make in the course of that business are retail sales. Free turbotax for military This includes any sales of items that will be resold. Free turbotax for military Broker or intermediary. Free turbotax for military   A designated reporting transaction includes the retail sale of items (1), (2), or (3) of the preceding list, even if the funds are received by a broker or other intermediary, rather than directly by the seller. Free turbotax for military Exceptions to Definition of Cash A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order you received in a designated reporting transaction is not treated as cash if one of the following exceptions applies. Free turbotax for military Exception for certain bank loans. Free turbotax for military   A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order is not treated as cash if it is the proceeds from a bank loan. Free turbotax for military As proof that it is from a bank loan, you may rely on a copy of the loan document, a written statement or lien instruction from the bank, or similar proof. Free turbotax for military Example. Free turbotax for military You are a car dealer. Free turbotax for military Mandy White buys a new car from you for $11,500. Free turbotax for military She pays you with $2,000 of U. Free turbotax for military S. Free turbotax for military currency and a cashier's check for $9,500 payable to you and her. Free turbotax for military You can tell that the cashier's check is the proceeds of a bank loan because it includes instructions to you to have a lien put on the car as security for the loan. Free turbotax for military For this reason, the cashier's check is not treated as cash. Free turbotax for military You do not have to file Form 8300 for the transaction. Free turbotax for military Exception for certain installment sales. Free turbotax for military   A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order is not treated as cash if it is received in payment on a promissory note or an installment sales contract (including a lease that is considered a sale for federal tax purposes). 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Free turbotax for military 1441-1(e)(2) or (3) or 1. Free turbotax for military 1441-5(c)(2)(iv) or (3)(iii) to the extent required under 1. Free turbotax for military 1441-1(e)(4)(vii); Does not have to furnish a TIN on any return, statement, or other document as required by the income tax regulations under section 897 or 1445; or In the case of a nonresident alien individual, the individual has not chosen to file a joint federal income tax return with a spouse who is a U. Free turbotax for military S. Free turbotax for military citizen or resident. Free turbotax for military What Is a Related Transaction? Any transactions between a buyer (or an agent of the buyer) and a seller that occur within a 24-hour period are related transactions. Free turbotax for military If you receive over $10,000 in cash during two or more transactions with one buyer in a 24-hour period, you must treat the transactions as one transaction and report the payments on Form 8300. Free turbotax for military For example, if you sell two products for $6,000 each to the same customer in 1 day and the customer pays you in cash, these are related transactions. Free turbotax for military Because they total $12,000 (more than $10,000), you must file Form 8300. Free turbotax for military More than 24 hours between transactions. Free turbotax for military   Transactions are related even if they are more than 24 hours apart if you know, or have reason to know, that each is one of a series of connected transactions. Free turbotax for military   For example, you are a travel agent. Free turbotax for military A client pays you $8,000 in cash for a trip. Free turbotax for military Two days later, the same client pays you $3,000 more in cash to include another person on the trip. Free turbotax for military These are related transactions, and you must file Form 8300 to report them. Free turbotax for military What About Suspicious Transactions? 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Free turbotax for military Amending a Report?   If you are amending a report, check box 1a at the top of Form 8300. Free turbotax for military Complete the form in its entirety (Parts I-IV) and include the amended information. Free turbotax for military Do not attach a copy of the original report. Free turbotax for military Where to file. Free turbotax for military   Mail the form to the address given in the Form 8300 instructions. Free turbotax for military Required statement to buyer. Free turbotax for military   You must give a written or electronic statement to each person named on any Form 8300 you must file. Free turbotax for military You can give the statement electronically only if the recipient agrees to receive it in that format. Free turbotax for military The statement must show the name and address of your business, the name and phone number of a contact person, and the total amount of reportable cash you received from the person during the year. 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