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H and r block free tax filing Accelerated Cost Recovery System (ACRS) Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: ACRS Defined What Can and Cannot Be Depreciated Under ACRSRecovery Property Nonrecovery Property How To Figure the DeductionUnadjusted Basis Classes of Recovery Property Recovery Periods Alternate ACRS Method (Modified Straight Line Method) ACRS Deduction in Short Tax Year DispositionsEarly dispositions of ACRS property other than 15-, 18-, or 19-year real property. H and r block free tax filing Dispositions — mass asset accounts. H and r block free tax filing Early dispositions — 15-year real property. H and r block free tax filing Early dispositions — 18- and 19-year real property. H and r block free tax filing Depreciation Recapture Topics - This chapter discusses: The definition of ACRS What can and cannot be depreciated under ACRS How to figure the deduction Dispositions Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 551 Basis of Assets 583 Starting a Business and Keeping Records Form (and Instructions) 3115 Application for Change in Accounting Method 4562 Depreciation and Amortization The Accelerated Cost Recovery System (ACRS) applies to property first used before 1987. H and r block free tax filing It is the name given to tax rules for getting back (recovering) through depreciation deductions the cost of property used in a trade or business or to produce income. H and r block free tax filing These rules are mandatory and generally apply to tangible property placed in service after 1980 and before 1987. H and r block free tax filing If you placed property in service during this period, you must continue to figure your depreciation under ACRS. H and r block free tax filing If you used listed property placed in service after June 18, 1984, less than 50% for business in 1995, see Predominant Use Test in chapter 3. H and r block free tax filing Listed property includes cars, other means of transportation, and certain computers. H and r block free tax filing Any additions or improvements placed in service after 1986, including any components of a building (such as plumbing, wiring, storm windows, etc. H and r block free tax filing ), are depreciated using MACRS, discussed in chapter 3 of Publication 946. H and r block free tax filing It does not matter that the underlying property is depreciated under ACRS or one of the other methods. H and r block free tax filing ACRS Defined ACRS consists of accelerated depreciation methods and an alternate ACRS method that could have been elected. H and r block free tax filing The alternate ACRS method used a recovery percentage based on a modified straight line method. H and r block free tax filing The law prescribes fixed percentages to be uses for each class of property. H and r block free tax filing Property depreciable under ACRS is called recovery property. H and r block free tax filing The recovery class of property determines the recovery period. H and r block free tax filing Generally, the class life of property places it in a 3-year, 5-year, 10-year, 15-year, 18-year, or 19-year recovery class. H and r block free tax filing Under ACRS, the prescribed percentages are used to recover the unadjusted basis of recovery property. H and r block free tax filing To figure a depreciation deduction, you multiply the prescribed percentage for the recovery class by the unadjusted basis of the recovery property. H and r block free tax filing You must continue to figure your depreciation under ACRS for property placed in service after 1980 and before 1987. H and r block free tax filing For property you placed in service after 1986, you must use MACRS, discussed in chapter 3 of Publication 946. H and r block free tax filing What Can and Cannot Be Depreciated Under ACRS ACRS applies to most depreciable tangible property placed in service after 1980 and before 1987. H and r block free tax filing It includes new or used and real or personal property. H and r block free tax filing The property must be for use in a trade or business or for the production of income. H and r block free tax filing Property you acquired before 1981 or after 1986 is not ACRS recovery property. H and r block free tax filing For information on depreciating property acquired before 1981, see chapter 2. H and r block free tax filing For information on depreciating property acquired after 1986, see chapter 3 of Publication 946. H and r block free tax filing Recovery Property Recovery property under ACRS is tangible depreciable property placed in service after 1980 and before 1987. H and r block free tax filing It generally includes new or used property that you acquired after 1980 and before 1987 for use in your trade or business or for the production of income. H and r block free tax filing Nonrecovery Property You cannot use ACRS for property you placed in service before 1981 or after 1986. H and r block free tax filing Nonrecovery property also includes: Intangible property, Property you elected to exclude from ACRS that is properly depreciated under a method of depreciation that is not based on a term of years, Certain public utility property, and Certain property acquired and excluded from ACRS because of the antichurning rules. H and r block free tax filing Intangible property. H and r block free tax filing   Intangible property is not depreciated under ACRS. H and r block free tax filing Property depreciated under methods not expressed in a term of years. H and r block free tax filing   Certain property depreciated under a method not expressed in a term of years is not depreciated under ACRS. H and r block free tax filing This included any property: If you made an irrevocable election to exclude such property, and In the first year that you could have claimed depreciation, you properly used the unit-of-production method or any method of depreciation not expressed in a term of years (not including the retirement-replacement-betterment method). H and r block free tax filing Public utility property. H and r block free tax filing   Public utility property for which the taxpayer does not use a normalization method of accounting is excluded from ACRS and is subject to depreciation under a special rule. H and r block free tax filing Additions or improvements to ACRS property after 1986. H and r block free tax filing   Any additions or improvements placed in service after 1986, including any components of a building (plumbing, wiring, storm windows, etc. H and r block free tax filing ) are depreciated using MACRS, discussed in chapter 3 of Publication 946. H and r block free tax filing It does not matter that the underlying property is depreciated under ACRS or one of the other methods. H and r block free tax filing How To Figure the Deduction After you determine that your property can be depreciated under ACRS, you are ready to figure your deduction. H and r block free tax filing Because the conventions are built into the percentage table rates, you only need to know the following: The unadjusted basis of your recovery property, The classes of recovery property, The recovery periods, and Whether to use the prescribed percentages based on accelerated methods or percentages based on using the alternate ACRS method. H and r block free tax filing Unadjusted Basis To figure your ACRS deduction, you multiply the unadjusted basis in your recovery property by its applicable percentage for the year. H and r block free tax filing Unadjusted basis is the same amount you would use to figure gain on a sale, but it is figured without taking into account any depreciation taken in earlier years. H and r block free tax filing However, reduce your original basis by the amount of amortization taken on the property and by any section 179 deduction claimed as discussed in chapter 2 of Publication 946. H and r block free tax filing If you buy property, your unadjusted basis is usually its cost minus any amortized amount and minus any section 179 deduction elected. H and r block free tax filing If you acquire property in some other way, such as by inheriting it, getting it as a gift, or building it yourself, you figure your unadjusted basis under other rules. H and r block free tax filing See Publication 551. H and r block free tax filing Classes of Recovery Property All recovery property under ACRS is in one of the following classes. H and r block free tax filing The class for your property was determined when you began to depreciate it. H and r block free tax filing 3-Year Property 3-year property includes automobiles, light-duty trucks (actual unloaded weight less than 13,000 pounds), and tractor units for use over-the-road. H and r block free tax filing Race horses over 2 years old when placed in service are 3-year property. H and r block free tax filing Any other horses over 12 years old when you placed them in service are also included in the 3-year property class. H and r block free tax filing The ACRS percentages for 3-year recovery property are: Recovery Period Percentage 1st year 25% 2nd year 38% 3rd year 37% If you used the percentages above to depreciate your 3-year recovery property, your property, except for certain passenger automobiles, is fully depreciated. H and r block free tax filing You cannot claim depreciation for this property after 1988. H and r block free tax filing 5-Year Property 5-year property includes computers, copiers, and equipment, such as office furniture and fixtures. H and r block free tax filing It also includes single purpose agricultural or horticultural structures and petroleum storage facilities (other than buildings and their structural components). H and r block free tax filing The ACRS percentages for 5-year recovery property are: Recovery period Percentage 1st year 15% 2nd year 22% 3rd through 5th year 21% If you used the percentages above to depreciate your 5-year recovery property, it is fully depreciated. H and r block free tax filing You cannot claim depreciation for this property after 1990. H and r block free tax filing 10-Year Property 10-year property includes certain real property such as theme-park structures and certain public utility property. H and r block free tax filing Manufactured homes (including mobile homes) and railroad tank cars are also 10-year property. H and r block free tax filing You do not treat a building, and its structural components, as 10-year property by reason of a change in use after you placed the property in service. H and r block free tax filing For example, a building (15-year real property) that was placed in service in 1981 and was converted to a theme-park structure in 1986 remains 15-year real property. H and r block free tax filing The ACRS percentages for 10-year recovery property are: Recovery Period Percentage 1st year 8% 2nd year 14% 3rd year 12% 4th through 6th year 10% 7th through 10th year 9% If you used the percentages above, you cannot claim depreciation for this property after 1995. H and r block free tax filing Example. H and r block free tax filing On April 21, 1986, you bought and placed in service a new mobile home for $26,000 to be used as rental property. H and r block free tax filing You paid $10,000 cash and signed a note for $16,000 giving you an unadjusted basis of $26,000. H and r block free tax filing On June 8, 1986, you bought and placed in service a used mobile home for use as rental property at a total cost of $11,500. H and r block free tax filing The total unadjusted basis of your 10-year recovery property placed in service in 1986 was $37,500 ($26,000 + $11,500). H and r block free tax filing Your ACRS deduction was $3,000 (8% × $37,500). H and r block free tax filing In 1987, your ACRS deduction was $5,250 (14% × $37,500). H and r block free tax filing In 1988, your ACRS deduction was $4,500 (12% × $37,500). H and r block free tax filing In 1989, 1990, and 1991, your ACRS deduction was $3,750 (10% × $37,500). H and r block free tax filing In 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995 your deduction for each year is $3,375 (9% × $37,500). H and r block free tax filing 15-Year Real Property 15-year real property is real property that is recovery property placed in service before March 16, 1984. H and r block free tax filing It includes all real property, such as buildings, other than that designated as 5-year or 10-year property. H and r block free tax filing Unlike the 3-, 5-, or 10-year classes of property, the percentages for 15-year real property depend on when you placed the property in service during your tax year. H and r block free tax filing You could group 15-year real property by month and year placed in service. H and r block free tax filing In Table 1, at the end of this publication in the Appendix, find the month in your tax year that you placed the property in service in your trade or business or for the production of income. H and r block free tax filing You use the percentages listed under that month for each year of the recovery period to determine your depreciation deduction each year. H and r block free tax filing Example. H and r block free tax filing On March 5, 1984, you placed an apartment building in service in your business. H and r block free tax filing It is 15-year real property. H and r block free tax filing After subtracting the value of the land, your unadjusted basis in the building is $250,000. H and r block free tax filing You use the calendar year as your tax year. H and r block free tax filing March is the third month of your tax year. H and r block free tax filing Your ACRS deduction for 1984 was $25,000 (10% × $250,000). H and r block free tax filing For 1985, the percentage for the third month of the second year of the recovery period is 11%. H and r block free tax filing Your deduction was $27,500 (11% × $250,000). H and r block free tax filing For the third, fourth, and fifth years of the recovery period (1986, 1987, and 1988), the percentages are 9%, 8%, and 7%. H and r block free tax filing For 1989 through 1992, the percentage for the third month is 6%. H and r block free tax filing Your deduction each year is $15,000 (6% × $250,000). H and r block free tax filing For 1993, 1994, and 1995, the percentage for the third month is 5%. H and r block free tax filing Your depreciation deduction is $12,500 (5% × $250,000) for 1993, 1994, and 1995. H and r block free tax filing Low-Income Housing Low-income housing that was assigned a 15-year recovery period under ACRS includes the following types of property: Federally assisted housing projects where the mortgage is insured under section 221(d)(3) or 236 of the National Housing Act, or housing financed or assisted by direct loan or tax abatement under similar provisions of state or local laws. H and r block free tax filing Low-income rental housing for which a depreciation deduction for rehabilitation expenditures is allowed. H and r block free tax filing Low-income rental housing held for occupancy by families or individuals eligible to receive subsidies under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended, or under the provisions of state or local laws that authorize similar subsidies for low-income families. H and r block free tax filing Housing financed or assisted by direct loan or insured under Title V of the Housing Act of 1949. H and r block free tax filing The ACRS percentages for low-income housing real property, like the regular 15-year real property percentages, depend on when you placed the property in service. H and r block free tax filing Find the month in your tax year in Table 2 or 3 at the end of this publication in the Appendix that you first placed the property in service as rental housing. H and r block free tax filing Use the percentages listed under that month for each year of the recovery period. H and r block free tax filing Table 2 shows percentages for low-income housing placed in service before May 9, 1985. H and r block free tax filing Table 3 shows percentages for low-income housing placed in service after May 8, 1985, and before 1987. H and r block free tax filing Example. H and r block free tax filing In May 1986, you acquired and placed in service a house that qualified as low-income rental housing under item 3) of the above listing. H and r block free tax filing You use the calendar year as your tax year. H and r block free tax filing You use Table C–3 because the property was placed in service after May 8, 1985. H and r block free tax filing Your unadjusted basis for the property, not including the land, was $59,000. H and r block free tax filing Your deduction for 1986 through 2001 is shown in the following table. H and r block free tax filing Year Rate Deduction 1986 8. H and r block free tax filing 9% $5,251 1987 12. H and r block free tax filing 1% 7,139 1988 10. H and r block free tax filing 5% 6,195 1989 9. H and r block free tax filing 1% 5,369 1990 7. H and r block free tax filing 9% 4,661 1991 6. H and r block free tax filing 9% 4,071 1992 5. H and r block free tax filing 9% 3,481 1993 5. H and r block free tax filing 2% 3,068 1994 4. H and r block free tax filing 6% 2,714 1995 4. H and r block free tax filing 6% 2,714 1996 4. H and r block free tax filing 6% 2,714 1997 4. H and r block free tax filing 6% 2,714 1998 4. H and r block free tax filing 6% 2,714 1999 4. H and r block free tax filing 5% 2,655 2000 4. H and r block free tax filing 5% 2,655 2001 1. H and r block free tax filing 5% 885 18-Year Real Property 18-year real property is real property that is recovery property placed in service after March 15, 1984, and before May 9, 1985. H and r block free tax filing It includes real property, such as buildings, other than that designated as 5-year, 10-year, 15-year real property, or low-income housing. H and r block free tax filing The ACRS percentages for 18-year real property depend on when you placed the property in service in your trade or business or for the production of income during your tax year. H and r block free tax filing There are also tables for 18-year real property in the Appendix. H and r block free tax filing Table 4 shows the percentages for 18-year real property you placed in service after June 22, 1984, and before May 9, 1985. H and r block free tax filing Table 5 is for 18-year real property placed in service after March 15, 1984, and before June 23, 1984. H and r block free tax filing Find the month in your tax year that you placed the property in service in a trade or business or for the production of income. H and r block free tax filing Use the percentages listed under that month for each year of the recovery period. H and r block free tax filing Example. H and r block free tax filing On April 28, 1985, you bought and placed in service a rental house. H and r block free tax filing The house, not including the land, cost $95,000. H and r block free tax filing This is your unadjusted basis for the house. H and r block free tax filing You use the calendar year as your tax year. H and r block free tax filing Because the house was placed in service after June 22, 1984, and before May 9, 1985, it is 18-year real property. H and r block free tax filing You use Table 4 to figure your deduction for the house. H and r block free tax filing April is the fourth month of your tax year. H and r block free tax filing Your deduction for 1985 through 2003 is shown in the following table. H and r block free tax filing Year Rate Deduction 1985 7. H and r block free tax filing 0% $6,650 1986 9. H and r block free tax filing 0% 8,550 1987 8. H and r block free tax filing 0% 7,600 1988 7. H and r block free tax filing 0% 6,650 1989 7. H and r block free tax filing 0% 6,650 1990 6. H and r block free tax filing 0% 5,700 1991 5. H and r block free tax filing 0% 4,750 1992 5. H and r block free tax filing 0% 4,750 1993 5. H and r block free tax filing 0% 4,750 1994 5. H and r block free tax filing 0% 4,750 1995 5. H and r block free tax filing 0% 4,750 1996 5. H and r block free tax filing 0% 4,750 1997 5. H and r block free tax filing 0% 4,750 1998 4. H and r block free tax filing 0% 3,800 1999 4. H and r block free tax filing 0% 3,800 2000 4. H and r block free tax filing 0% 3,800 2001 4. H and r block free tax filing 0% 3,800 2002 4. H and r block free tax filing 0% 3,800 2003 1. H and r block free tax filing 0% 950 19-Year Real Property 19-year real property is real property that is recovery property placed in service after May 8, 1985, and before 1987. H and r block free tax filing It includes all real property, other than that designated as 5-year, 10-year, 15-year, or 18-year real property, or low-income housing. H and r block free tax filing The ACRS percentages for 19-year real property depend on when you placed the property in service in a trade or business or for the production of income during your tax year. H and r block free tax filing Table 6 shows the percentages for 19-year real property. H and r block free tax filing You find the month in your tax year that you placed the property in service. H and r block free tax filing You use the percentages listed under that month for each year of the recovery period. H and r block free tax filing Recovery Periods Each item of recovery property is assigned to a class of property. H and r block free tax filing The classes of recovery property establish the recovery periods over which the unadjusted basis of items in a class is recovered. H and r block free tax filing The classes of property are: 3-Year property 5-Year property 10-Year property 15-Year real property Low-income housing 18-Year real property 19-Year real property Alternate ACRS Method (Modified Straight Line Method) ACRS provides an alternate ACRS method that could be elected. H and r block free tax filing This alternate ACRS method uses a recovery percentage based on a modified straight line method. H and r block free tax filing This alternate ACRS method generally uses percentages other than those from the tables. H and r block free tax filing If you elected the alternate ACRS method, you determine the recovery period by using the following schedule. H and r block free tax filing This schedule is for other than 18- and 19-year real property and low-income housing: In the case of: You could have elected a recovery period of: 3-year property 3, 5, or 12 years 5-year property 5, 12, or 25 years 15-year real property 15, 35, or 45 years Percentages. H and r block free tax filing   The straight-line percentages for the alternate ACRS method are: Recovery Period Percentage 5 years 20. H and r block free tax filing 00% 10 years 10. H and r block free tax filing 00% 12 years 8. H and r block free tax filing 333% 15 years 6. H and r block free tax filing 667% 25 years 4. H and r block free tax filing 00% 35 years 2. H and r block free tax filing 857%   You apply the percentage to the unadjusted basis(defined earlier) of the property to figure your ACRS deduction. H and r block free tax filing There are tables for 18- and 19-year real property later in this publication in the Appendix. H and r block free tax filing For 15-year real property, see 15-year real property, later. H and r block free tax filing 3-, 5-, and 10-year property. H and r block free tax filing   If you elected to use an alternate recovery percentage, you have to use the same recovery percentage for all property in that class that you placed in service in that tax year. H and r block free tax filing This applies throughout the recovery period you selected. H and r block free tax filing Half-year convention. H and r block free tax filing   If you elected the alternate method, only a half-year of depreciation was deducted for the year you placed the property in service. H and r block free tax filing This applied regardless of when in the tax year you placed the property in service. H and r block free tax filing For each of the remaining years in the recovery period, you take a full year's deduction. H and r block free tax filing If you hold the property for the entire recovery period, a half-year of depreciation is allowable for the year following the end of the recovery period. H and r block free tax filing Example. H and r block free tax filing You operate a small upholstery business. H and r block free tax filing On March 19, 1986, you bought and placed in service a $13,000 light-duty panel truck to be used in your business and a $500 electric saw. H and r block free tax filing You elected to use the alternate ACRS method. H and r block free tax filing You did not elect to take a section 179 deduction. H and r block free tax filing You decided to recover the cost of the truck, which is 3-year recovery property, over 5 years. H and r block free tax filing The saw is 5-year property, but you decided to recover its cost over 12 years. H and r block free tax filing For 1986, your ACRS deduction reflected the half-year convention. H and r block free tax filing In the first year, you deducted half of the amount determined for a full year. H and r block free tax filing Your ACRS deduction for 1986 is as follows: Light-duty truck   5 years straight line = 20% 20% ÷ $13,000 = $2,600 Half-year convention -½ of $2,600= $1,300. H and r block free tax filing 00     Electric saw   12 years straight line = 8. H and r block free tax filing 333% 8. H and r block free tax filing 333% ÷ $500 = $41. H and r block free tax filing 67 Half-year convention -½ of $41. H and r block free tax filing 67= 20. H and r block free tax filing 84 Total ACRS deduction for 1986 $1,320. H and r block free tax filing 84       You take a full year of depreciation for both the truck and the saw for the years 1987 through 1990. H and r block free tax filing Your ACRS deduction for each of those years is as follows: Light-duty truck   5 years straight line = 20% 20% ÷ $13,000 = $2,600     Electric saw     12 years straight line = 8. H and r block free tax filing 333% 8. H and r block free tax filing 333% ÷ $500 = $41. H and r block free tax filing 67 Total annual ACRS deduction for 1987 through 1990 $2,641. H and r block free tax filing 67       In 1991, you take a half-year of depreciation for the truck and a full year of depreciation for the saw. H and r block free tax filing Your ACRS deduction for 1991 is as follows: Light-duty truck   5 years straight line = 20% 20% ÷ $13,000 = $2,600 Half-year convention -½ of $2,600= $1,300. H and r block free tax filing 00     Electric saw   12 years straight line = 8. H and r block free tax filing 333% 8. H and r block free tax filing 333% ÷ $500 = $41. H and r block free tax filing 67 Total ACRS deduction for 1991 $1,341. H and r block free tax filing 67       The truck is fully depreciated after 1991. H and r block free tax filing You take a full year of depreciation for the saw for the years 1992 through 1997. H and r block free tax filing Your ACRS deduction for each of those years is as follows: Electric saw     12 years straight line = 8. H and r block free tax filing 333% 8. H and r block free tax filing 333% ÷ $500 = $41. H and r block free tax filing 67 Total annual ACRS deduction for 1992 through 1997 $41. H and r block free tax filing 67       You take a half-year of depreciation for the saw for 1998. H and r block free tax filing Your ACRS deduction for 1998 is as follows: Electric saw   12 years straight line = 8. H and r block free tax filing 333% 8. H and r block free tax filing 333% ÷ $500 = $41. H and r block free tax filing 67 Half-year convention -½ of $41. H and r block free tax filing 67= 20. H and r block free tax filing 84 Total ACRS deduction for 1998 $20. H and r block free tax filing 84       The saw is fully depreciated after 1998. H and r block free tax filing 15-year real property. H and r block free tax filing   Under ACRS, you could also elect to use the alternate ACRS method for 15-year real property. H and r block free tax filing The alternate ACRS method allows you to depreciate your 15-year real property using the straight line ACRS method over the alternate recovery periods of 15, 35, or 45 years. H and r block free tax filing If you selected a 15-year recovery period, you use the percentage (6. H and r block free tax filing 667%) from the schedule above. H and r block free tax filing You prorate this percentage for the number of months the property was in service in the first year. H and r block free tax filing If you selected a 35- or 45-year recovery period, you use either Table 11 or 15. H and r block free tax filing Alternate periods for 18-year real property. H and r block free tax filing   For 18-year real property, the alternate recovery periods are 18, 35, or 45 years. H and r block free tax filing The percentages for 18-year real property under the alternate method are in Tables 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, and 15 in the Appendix. H and r block free tax filing There are two tables for each alternate recovery period. H and r block free tax filing One table shows the percentage for property placed in service after June 22, 1984. H and r block free tax filing The other table has the percentages for property placed in service after March 15, 1984, and before June 23, 1984. H and r block free tax filing Alternate periods for 19-year real property. H and r block free tax filing   For 19-year real property, the alternate recovery periods are 19, 35, or 45 years. H and r block free tax filing If you selected a 19-year recovery period, use Table 9 to determine your deduction. H and r block free tax filing If you select a 35- or 45-year recovery period, use either Table 13 or 14. H and r block free tax filing Example. H and r block free tax filing You placed in service an apartment building on August 3, 1986. H and r block free tax filing The building is 19-year real property. H and r block free tax filing The sales contract allocated $300,000 to the building and $100,000 to the land. H and r block free tax filing You use the calendar year as your tax year. H and r block free tax filing You chose the alternate ACRS method over a recovery period of 35 years. H and r block free tax filing For 1986, you figure your ACRS deduction usingTable 13. H and r block free tax filing August is the eighth month of your tax year. H and r block free tax filing The percentage from Table 13 for the eighth month is 1. H and r block free tax filing 1%. H and r block free tax filing Your deduction was $3,300 ($300,000 ÷ 1. H and r block free tax filing 1%). H and r block free tax filing The deduction rate from ACRS Table 13 for years 2 through 20 is 2. H and r block free tax filing 9% so that your deduction in 1987 through 2005 is $8,700 ($300,000 ÷ 2. H and r block free tax filing 9%). H and r block free tax filing Alternate periods for low-income housing. H and r block free tax filing   For low-income housing, the alternate recovery periods are 15, 35, or 45 years. H and r block free tax filing If you selected a 15-year period for this property, use 6. H and r block free tax filing 667% as the percentage. H and r block free tax filing If you selected a 35- or 45-year period, use either Table 11, 12, or 15. H and r block free tax filing Election. H and r block free tax filing   You had to make the election to use the alternate ACRS method by the return due date (including extensions) for the tax year you placed the property in service. H and r block free tax filing Revocation of election. H and r block free tax filing   Your election to use an alternate ACRS method, once made, can be changed only with the consent of the Commissioner. H and r block free tax filing The Commissioner grants consent only in extraordinary circumstances. H and r block free tax filing Any request for a revocation will be considered a request for a ruling. H and r block free tax filing ACRS Deduction in Short Tax Year For a tax year that is less than 12 months, the ACRS deduction is prorated on a 12-month basis. H and r block free tax filing Figure the amount of the ACRS deduction for a short tax year as follows: First, you figure the ACRS deduction for a full year. H and r block free tax filing You figure this by multiplying the unadjusted basis by the recovery percentage. H and r block free tax filing You then multiply the ACRS deduction determined for a full tax year by a fraction. H and r block free tax filing The numerator (top number) of the fraction is the number of months in the short tax year and the denominator (bottom number) is 12. H and r block free tax filing For example, a corporation placed in service in June 1986 an item of 3-year property with an unadjusted basis of $10,000. H and r block free tax filing The corporation files a tax return, because of a change in its accounting period, for the 6-month short tax year ending June 30, 1986. H and r block free tax filing The full year's ACRS deduction for this item is $2,500 ($10,000 ÷ 25%), the first year percentage from the 3-year table. H and r block free tax filing The ACRS deduction for the short tax year is $1,250 ($2,500 ÷ 6/12). H and r block free tax filing You use the full ACRS percentages during the remaining years of the recovery period. H and r block free tax filing For the first tax year after the recovery period, the unrecovered basis will be deductible. H and r block free tax filing Exception. H and r block free tax filing   For the tax year in which you placed 15-, 18-, or 19-year real property in service or in the tax year you dispose of it, you compute the ACRS deduction for the number of months that the property is in service during that tax year. H and r block free tax filing You compute the number of months using either a full month or mid-month convention. H and r block free tax filing This is true regardless of the number of months in the tax year and the recovery period and method used. H and r block free tax filing Dispositions A disposition is the permanent withdrawal of property from use in your trade or business or in the production of income. H and r block free tax filing You can make a withdrawal by sale, exchange, retirement, abandonment, or destruction. H and r block free tax filing You generally recognize gain or loss on the disposition of an asset by sale. H and r block free tax filing However, nonrecognition rules can allow you to postpone some gain. H and r block free tax filing See Publication 544. H and r block free tax filing If you physically abandon property, you can deduct as a loss the adjusted basis of the asset at the time of its abandonment. H and r block free tax filing Your intent must be to discard the asset so that you will not use it again or retrieve it for sale, exchange, or other disposition. H and r block free tax filing Early dispositions. H and r block free tax filing   The disposal of an asset before the end of its specified recovery period, is referred to as an early disposition. H and r block free tax filing When an early disposition occurs, the depreciation deduction in the year of disposition depends on the class of property involved. H and r block free tax filing Early dispositions of ACRS property other than 15-, 18-, or 19-year real property. H and r block free tax filing   Generally, you get no ACRS deduction for the tax year in which you dispose of or retire recovery property, except for 15-, 18-, and 19-year real property. H and r block free tax filing This means there is no depreciation deduction under ACRS in the year you dispose of or retire any of your 3-, 5-, or 10-year recovery property. H and r block free tax filing Dispositions — mass asset accounts. H and r block free tax filing   The law provides a special rule to avoid the calculation of gain on the disposition of assets from mass asset accounts. H and r block free tax filing A mass asset account includes items usually minor in value in relation to the group, numerous in quantity, impractical to separately identify, and not usually accounted for on a separate basis, but on a total dollar value. H and r block free tax filing Examples of mass assets include minor items of office, plant, and store furniture and fixtures. H and r block free tax filing   Under the special rule, if you elected to use a mass asset account, you recognize gain to the extent of the proceeds from the disposition of the asset. H and r block free tax filing You leave the unadjusted basis of the property in the account until recovered in future years. H and r block free tax filing If you did this, include the total proceeds realized from the disposition in income on the tax return for the year of disposition. H and r block free tax filing Early dispositions — 15-year real property. H and r block free tax filing   If you dispose of 15-year real property, you base your ACRS deduction for the year of disposition on the number of months in use. H and r block free tax filing You use a full-month convention. H and r block free tax filing For a disposition at any time during a particular month before the end of the recovery period, no deduction is allowed for the month of disposition. H and r block free tax filing This applies whether you use the regular ACRS method or elected the alternate ACRS method. H and r block free tax filing Example. H and r block free tax filing You purchased and placed in service a rental house on March 2, 1984, for $98,000 (not including the cost of land). H and r block free tax filing You file your return based on a calendar year. H and r block free tax filing Your rate from Table 1 for the third month is 10%. H and r block free tax filing Your ACRS deduction for 1984 was $9,800 ($98. H and r block free tax filing 000 ÷ 10%). H and r block free tax filing For 1985 through 1988, you figured your ACRS deductions using 11%, 9%, 8%, and 7% ÷ $98,000. H and r block free tax filing For 1989 through 1992, you figured your ACRS deductions using 6% for each year. H and r block free tax filing The deduction each year was $98,000 ÷ 6%. H and r block free tax filing For 1993 and 1994, the ACRS deduction is ($98,000 ÷ 5%) $4,900 for each year. H and r block free tax filing You sell the house on June 1, 1995. H and r block free tax filing You figure your ACRS deduction for 1995 for the full year and then prorate that amount for the months of use. H and r block free tax filing The full ACRS deduction for 1995 is $4,900 ($98,000 ÷ 5%). H and r block free tax filing You then prorate this amount to the 5 months in 1995 during which it was rented. H and r block free tax filing Your ACRS deduction for 1995 is $2,042 ($4,900 ÷ 5/12). H and r block free tax filing Early dispositions — 18- and 19-year real property. H and r block free tax filing   If you dispose of 18- or 19-year real property, you base your ACRS deduction for the year of disposition on the number of months in use. H and r block free tax filing For 18-year property placed in service before June 23, 1984, use a full-month convention on a disposition. H and r block free tax filing For 18-year property placed in service after June 22, 1984, and for 19-year property, determine the number of months in use by using the mid-month convention. H and r block free tax filing Under the mid-month convention,treat real property disposed of any time during a month as disposed of in the middle of that month. H and r block free tax filing Count the month of disposition as half a month of use. H and r block free tax filing Example. H and r block free tax filing You purchased and placed in service a rental house on July 2, 1984, for $100,000 (not including the cost of land). H and r block free tax filing You file your return based on a calendar year. H and r block free tax filing Your rate from Table 4 for the seventh month is 4%. H and r block free tax filing You figured your ACRS deduction for 1984 was $4,000 ($100,000 ÷ 4%). H and r block free tax filing In 1985 through 1994, your ACRS deductions were 9%, 8%, 8%, 7%, 6%, 6%, 5%, 5%, and 5% ÷ $100,000. H and r block free tax filing You sell the house on September 24, 1995. H and r block free tax filing Figure your ACRS deduction for 1995 for the months of use. H and r block free tax filing The full ACRS deduction for 1995 is $5,000 ($100,000 ÷ 5%). H and r block free tax filing Prorate this amount for the 8. H and r block free tax filing 5 months in 1995 that you held the property. H and r block free tax filing Under the mid-month convention, you count September as half a month. H and r block free tax filing Your ACRS deduction for 1995 is $3,542 ($5,000 ÷ 8. H and r block free tax filing 5/12). H and r block free tax filing Depreciation Recapture If you dispose of property depreciated under ACRS that is section 1245 recovery property, you will generally recognize gain or loss. H and r block free tax filing Gain recognized on a disposition is ordinary income to the extent of prior depreciation deductions taken. H and r block free tax filing This recapture rule applies to all personal property in the 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year classes. H and r block free tax filing You recapture gain on manufactured homes and theme park structures in the 10-year class as section 1245 property. H and r block free tax filing Section 1245 property generally includes all personal property. H and r block free tax filing See Section 1245 property in chapter 4 of Publication 544 for more information. H and r block free tax filing You treat dispositions of section 1250 real property on which you have a gain as section 1245 recovery property. H and r block free tax filing You recognize gain on this property as ordinary income to the extent of prior depreciation deductions taken. H and r block free tax filing Section 1250 property includes most real property. H and r block free tax filing See Section 1250 property in chapter 4 of Publication 544 for more information. H and r block free tax filing This rule applies to all section 1250 real property except the following property: Any 15-, 18-, or 19-year real property that is residential rental property. H and r block free tax filing Any 15-, 18-, or 19-year real property that you elected to depreciate using the alternate ACRS method. H and r block free tax filing Any 15-, 18-, or 19-year real property that is subsidized low-income housing. H and r block free tax filing For these recapture rules, you treat the section 179 deduction and 50% of the investment credit that reduced your basis as depreciation. H and r block free tax filing See Publication 544 for further discussion of dispositions of section 1245 and 1250 property. H and r block free tax filing Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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H and r block free tax filing 4. H and r block free tax filing   How Income of Aliens Is Taxed Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Resident Aliens Nonresident AliensTrade or Business in the United States Effectively Connected Income The 30% Tax Income From Real Property Transportation Tax Interrupted Period of Residence Expatriation TaxExpatriation Before June 4, 2004 Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008 Expatriation After June 16, 2008 Introduction Resident and nonresident aliens are taxed in different ways. H and r block free tax filing Resident aliens are generally taxed in the same way as U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizens. H and r block free tax filing Nonresident aliens are taxed based on the source of their income and whether or not their income is effectively connected with a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business. H and r block free tax filing The following discussions will help you determine if income you receive during the tax year is effectively connected with a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business and how it is taxed. H and r block free tax filing Topics - This chapter discusses: Income that is effectively connected with a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business. H and r block free tax filing Income that is not effectively connected with a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business. H and r block free tax filing Interrupted period of residence. H and r block free tax filing Expatriation tax. H and r block free tax filing Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 1212 List of Original Issue Discount Instruments Form (and Instructions) 6251 Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals Schedule D (Form 1040) Capital Gains and Losses See chapter 12 for information about getting these publications and forms. H and r block free tax filing Resident Aliens Resident aliens are generally taxed in the same way as U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizens. H and r block free tax filing This means that their worldwide income is subject to U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing tax and must be reported on their U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing tax return. H and r block free tax filing Income of resident aliens is subject to the graduated tax rates that apply to U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizens. H and r block free tax filing Resident aliens use the Tax Table or Tax Computation Worksheets located in the Form 1040 instructions, which apply to U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizens. H and r block free tax filing Nonresident Aliens A nonresident alien's income that is subject to U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing income tax must be divided into two categories: Income that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States, and Income that is not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States (discussed under The 30% Tax, later). H and r block free tax filing The difference between these two categories is that effectively connected income, after allowable deductions, is taxed at graduated rates. H and r block free tax filing These are the same rates that apply to U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizens and residents. H and r block free tax filing Income that is not effectively connected is taxed at a flat 30% (or lower treaty) rate. H and r block free tax filing If you were formerly a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizen or resident alien, these rules may not apply. H and r block free tax filing See Expatriation Tax, later, in this chapter. H and r block free tax filing Trade or Business in the United States Generally, you must be engaged in a trade or business during the tax year to be able to treat income received in that year as effectively connected with that trade or business. H and r block free tax filing Whether you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States depends on the nature of your activities. H and r block free tax filing The discussions that follow will help you determine whether you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing Personal Services If you perform personal services in the United States at any time during the tax year, you usually are considered engaged in a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing Certain compensation paid to a nonresident alien by a foreign employer is not included in gross income. H and r block free tax filing For more information, see Services Performed for Foreign Employer in chapter 3. H and r block free tax filing Other Trade or Business Activities Other examples of being engaged in a trade or business in the United States follow. H and r block free tax filing Students and trainees. H and r block free tax filing   You are considered engaged in a trade or business in the United States if you are temporarily present in the United States as a nonimmigrant under an “F,” “J,” “M,” or “Q” visa. H and r block free tax filing A nonresident alien temporarily present in the United States under a “J” visa includes a nonresident alien individual admitted to the United States as an exchange visitor under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. H and r block free tax filing The taxable part of any scholarship or fellowship grant that is U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source income is treated as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing Business operations. H and r block free tax filing   If you own and operate a business in the United States selling services, products, or merchandise, you are, with certain exceptions, engaged in a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing Partnerships. H and r block free tax filing   If you are a member of a partnership that at any time during the tax year is engaged in a trade or business in the United States, you are considered to be engaged in a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing Beneficiary of an estate or trust. H and r block free tax filing   If you are the beneficiary of an estate or trust that is engaged in a trade or business in the United States, you are treated as being engaged in the same trade or business. H and r block free tax filing Trading in stocks, securities, and commodities. H and r block free tax filing   If your only U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing business activity is trading in stocks, securities, or commodities (including hedging transactions) through a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing resident broker or other agent, you are not engaged in a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing   For transactions in stocks or securities, this applies to any nonresident alien, including a dealer or broker in stocks and securities. H and r block free tax filing   For transactions in commodities, this applies to commodities that are usually traded on an organized commodity exchange and to transactions that are usually carried out at such an exchange. H and r block free tax filing   This discussion does not apply if you have a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing office or other fixed place of business at any time during the tax year through which, or by the direction of which, you carry out your transactions in stocks, securities, or commodities. H and r block free tax filing Trading for a nonresident alien's own account. H and r block free tax filing   You are not engaged in a trade or business in the United States if trading for your own account in stocks, securities, or commodities is your only U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing business activity. H and r block free tax filing This applies even if the trading takes place while you are present in the United States or is done by your employee or your broker or other agent. H and r block free tax filing   This does not apply to trading for your own account if you are a dealer in stocks, securities, or commodities. H and r block free tax filing This does not necessarily mean, however, that as a dealer you are considered to be engaged in a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing Determine that based on the facts and circumstances in each case or under the rules given above in Trading in stocks, securities, and commodities . H and r block free tax filing Effectively Connected Income If you are engaged in a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business, all income, gain, or loss for the tax year that you get from sources within the United States (other than certain investment income) is treated as effectively connected income. H and r block free tax filing This applies whether or not there is any connection between the income and the trade or business being carried on in the United States during the tax year. H and r block free tax filing Two tests, described next under Investment Income, determine whether certain items of investment income (such as interest, dividends, and royalties) are treated as effectively connected with that business. H and r block free tax filing In limited circumstances, some kinds of foreign source income may be treated as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing For a discussion of these rules, see Foreign Income , later. H and r block free tax filing Investment Income Investment income from U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing sources that may or may not be treated as effectively connected with a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business generally falls into the following three categories. H and r block free tax filing Fixed or determinable income (interest, dividends, rents, royalties, premiums, annuities, etc. H and r block free tax filing ). H and r block free tax filing Gains (some of which are considered capital gains) from the sale or exchange of the following types of property. H and r block free tax filing Timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. H and r block free tax filing Patents, copyrights, and similar property on which you receive contingent payments after October 4, 1966. H and r block free tax filing Patents transferred before October 5, 1966. H and r block free tax filing Original issue discount obligations. H and r block free tax filing Capital gains (and losses). H and r block free tax filing Use the two tests, described next, to determine whether an item of U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source income falling in one of the three categories above and received during the tax year is effectively connected with your U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business. H and r block free tax filing If the tests indicate that the item of income is effectively connected, you must include it with your other effectively connected income. H and r block free tax filing If the item of income is not effectively connected, include it with all other income discussed under The 30% Tax later, in this chapter. H and r block free tax filing Asset-use test. H and r block free tax filing   This test usually applies to income that is not directly produced by trade or business activities. H and r block free tax filing Under this test, if an item of income is from assets (property) used in, or held for use in, the trade or business in the United States, it is considered effectively connected. H and r block free tax filing   An asset is used in, or held for use in, the trade or business in the United States if the asset is: Held for the principal purpose of promoting the conduct of a trade or business in the United States, Acquired and held in the ordinary course of the trade or business conducted in the United States (for example, an account receivable or note receivable arising from that trade or business), or Otherwise held to meet the present needs of the trade or business in the United States and not its anticipated future needs. H and r block free tax filing Generally, stock of a corporation is not treated as an asset used in, or held for use in, a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing Business-activities test. H and r block free tax filing   This test usually applies when income, gain, or loss comes directly from the active conduct of the trade or business. H and r block free tax filing The business-activities test is most important when: Dividends or interest are received by a dealer in stocks or securities, Royalties are received in the trade or business of licensing patents or similar property, or Service fees are earned by a servicing business. H and r block free tax filing Under this test, if the conduct of the U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business was a material factor in producing the income, the income is considered effectively connected. H and r block free tax filing Personal Service Income You usually are engaged in a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business when you perform personal services in the United States. H and r block free tax filing Personal service income you receive in a tax year in which you are engaged in a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business is effectively connected with a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business. H and r block free tax filing Income received in a year other than the year you performed the services is also effectively connected if it would have been effectively connected if received in the year you performed the services. H and r block free tax filing Personal service income includes wages, salaries, commissions, fees, per diem allowances, and employee allowances and bonuses. H and r block free tax filing The income may be paid to you in the form of cash, services, or property. H and r block free tax filing If you are engaged in a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business only because you perform personal services in the United States during the tax year, income and gains from assets, and gains and losses from the sale or exchange of capital assets are generally not effectively connected with your trade or business. H and r block free tax filing However, if there is a direct economic relationship between your holding of the asset and your trade or business of performing personal services, the income, gain, or loss is effectively connected. H and r block free tax filing Pensions. H and r block free tax filing   If you were a nonresident alien engaged in a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business after 1986 because you performed personal services in the United States, and you later receive a pension or retirement pay attributable to these services, such payments are effectively connected income in each year you receive them. H and r block free tax filing This is true whether or not you are engaged in a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business in the year you receive the retirement pay. H and r block free tax filing Transportation Income Transportation income (defined in chapter 2) is effectively connected if you meet both of the following conditions. H and r block free tax filing You had a fixed place of business in the United States involved in earning the income. H and r block free tax filing At least 90% of your U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source transportation income is attributable to regularly scheduled transportation. H and r block free tax filing “Fixed place of business” generally means a place, site, structure, or other similar facility through which you engage in a trade or business. H and r block free tax filing “Regularly scheduled transportation” means that a ship or aircraft follows a published schedule with repeated sailings or flights at regular intervals between the same points for voyages or flights that begin or end in the United States. H and r block free tax filing This definition applies to both scheduled and chartered air transportation. H and r block free tax filing If you do not meet the two conditions above, the income is not effectively connected and is taxed at a 4% rate. H and r block free tax filing See Transportation Tax, later, in this chapter. H and r block free tax filing Business Profits and Losses and Sales Transactions All profits or losses from U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing sources that are from the operation of a business in the United States are effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing For example, profit from the sale in the United States of inventory property purchased either in this country or in a foreign country is effectively connected trade or business income. H and r block free tax filing A share of U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source profits or losses of a partnership that is engaged in a trade or business in the United States is also effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing Real Property Gain or Loss Gains and losses from the sale or exchange of U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property interests (whether or not they are capital assets) are taxed as if you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing You must treat the gain or loss as effectively connected with that trade or business. H and r block free tax filing U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property interest. H and r block free tax filing   This is any interest in real property located in the United States or the U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing Virgin Islands or any interest (other than as a creditor) in a domestic corporation that is a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property holding corporation. H and r block free tax filing Real property includes the following. H and r block free tax filing Land and unsevered natural products of the land, such as growing crops and timber, and mines, wells, and other natural deposits. H and r block free tax filing Improvements on land, including buildings, other permanent structures, and their structural components. H and r block free tax filing Personal property associated with the use of real property, such as equipment used in farming, mining, forestry, or construction or property used in lodging facilities or rented office space, unless the personal property is: Disposed of more than one year before or after the disposition of the real property, or Separately sold to persons unrelated either to the seller or to the buyer of the real property. H and r block free tax filing U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property holding corporation. H and r block free tax filing   A corporation is a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property holding corporation if the fair market value of the corporation's U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property interests are at least 50% of the total fair market value of: The corporation's U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property interests, plus The corporation's interests in real property located outside the United States, plus The corporation's other assets that are used in, or held for use in, a trade or business. H and r block free tax filing   Gain or loss on the sale of the stock in any domestic corporation is taxed as if you are engaged in a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business unless you establish that the corporation is not a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property holding corporation. H and r block free tax filing   A U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property interest does not include a class of stock of a corporation that is regularly traded on an established securities market, unless you hold more than 5% of the fair market value of that class of stock. H and r block free tax filing An interest in a foreign corporation owning U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property generally is not a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property interest unless the corporation chooses to be treated as a domestic corporation. H and r block free tax filing Qualified investment entities. H and r block free tax filing   Special rules apply to qualified investment entities (QIEs). H and r block free tax filing A QIE is any real estate investment trust (REIT) or any regulated investment company (RIC) that is a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property holding corporation. H and r block free tax filing    Generally, any distribution from a QIE to a shareholder that is attributable to gain from the sale or exchange of a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property interest is treated as a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property gain by the shareholder receiving the distribution. H and r block free tax filing A distribution by a QIE on stock regularly traded on an established securities market in the United States is not treated as gain from the sale or exchange of a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property interest if you did not own more than 5% of that stock at any time during the 1-year period ending on the date of the distribution. H and r block free tax filing A distribution that you do not treat as gain from the sale or exchange of a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property interest is included in your gross income as a regular dividend. H and r block free tax filing Note. H and r block free tax filing Beginning January 1, 2014 (unless extended by legislation), a RIC that is a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property holding corporation will only be treated as a QIE for certain distributions from the RIC that are directly or indirectly attributable to distributions received by the RIC from a REIT. H and r block free tax filing Domestically controlled QIE. H and r block free tax filing   The sale of an interest in a domestically controlled QIE is not the sale of a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property interest. H and r block free tax filing The entity is domestically controlled if at all times during the testing period less than 50% in value of its stock was held, directly or indirectly, by foreign persons. H and r block free tax filing The testing period is the shorter of (a) the 5-year period ending on the date of disposition, or (b) the period during which the entity was in existence. H and r block free tax filing Wash sale. H and r block free tax filing    If you dispose of an interest in a domestically controlled QIE in an applicable wash sale transaction, special rules apply. H and r block free tax filing An applicable wash sale transaction is one in which you: Dispose of an interest in the domestically controlled QIE during the 30-day period before the ex-dividend date of a distribution that you would (but for the disposition) have treated as gain from the sale or exchange of a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property interest, and Acquire, or enter into a contract or option to acquire, a substantially identical interest in that entity during the 61-day period that began on the first day of the 30-day period. H and r block free tax filing If this occurs, you are treated as having gain from the sale or exchange of a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property interest in an amount equal to the distribution made after June 15, 2006, that would have been treated as such gain. H and r block free tax filing This also applies to any substitute dividend payment. H and r block free tax filing   A transaction is not treated as an applicable wash sale transaction if: You actually receive the distribution from the domestically controlled QIE related to the interest disposed of, or acquired, in the transaction, or You dispose of any class of stock in a QIE that is regularly traded on an established securities market in the United States but only if you did not own more than 5% of that class of stock at any time during the 1-year period ending on the date of the distribution. H and r block free tax filing Alternative minimum tax. H and r block free tax filing   There may be a minimum tax on your net gain from the disposition of U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property interests. H and r block free tax filing Figure the amount of this tax, if any, on Form 6251. H and r block free tax filing Withholding of tax. H and r block free tax filing   If you dispose of a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property interest, the buyer may have to withhold tax. H and r block free tax filing See the discussion of Tax Withheld on Real Property Sales in chapter 8. H and r block free tax filing Foreign Income You must treat three kinds of foreign source income as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States if: You have an office or other fixed place of business in the United States to which the income can be attributed, That office or place of business is a material factor in producing the income, and The income is produced in the ordinary course of the trade or business carried on through that office or other fixed place of business. H and r block free tax filing An office or other fixed place of business is a material factor if it significantly contributes to, and is an essential economic element in, the earning of the income. H and r block free tax filing The three kinds of foreign source income are listed below. H and r block free tax filing Rents and royalties for the use of, or for the privilege of using, intangible personal property located outside the United States or from any interest in such property. H and r block free tax filing Included are rents or royalties for the use, or for the privilege of using, outside the United States, patents, copyrights, secret processes and formulas, goodwill, trademarks, trade brands, franchises, and similar properties if the rents or royalties are from the active conduct of a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing Dividends, interest, or amounts received for the provision of a guarantee of indebtedness issued after September 27, 2010, from the active conduct of a banking, financing, or similar business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing A substitute dividend or interest payment received under a securities lending transaction or a sale-repurchase transaction is treated the same as the amounts received on the transferred security. H and r block free tax filing Income, gain, or loss from the sale outside the United States, through the U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing office or other fixed place of business, of: Stock in trade, Property that would be included in inventory if on hand at the end of the tax year, or Property held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of business. H and r block free tax filing Item (3) will not apply if you sold the property for use, consumption, or disposition outside the United States and an office or other fixed place of business in a foreign country was a material factor in the sale. H and r block free tax filing Any foreign source income that is equivalent to any item of income described above is treated as effectively connected with a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business. H and r block free tax filing For example, foreign source interest and dividend equivalents are treated as U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing effectively connected income if the income is derived by a foreign person in the active conduct of a banking, financing, or similar business within the United States. H and r block free tax filing Tax on Effectively Connected Income Income you receive during the tax year that is effectively connected with your trade or business in the United States is, after allowable deductions, taxed at the rates that apply to U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizens and residents. H and r block free tax filing Generally, you can receive effectively connected income only if you are a nonresident alien engaged in trade or business in the United States during the tax year. H and r block free tax filing However, income you receive from the sale or exchange of property, the performance of services, or any other transaction in another tax year is treated as effectively connected in that year if it would have been effectively connected in the year the transaction took place or you performed the services. H and r block free tax filing Example. H and r block free tax filing Ted Richards, a nonresident alien, entered the United States in August 2012, to perform personal services in the U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing office of his overseas employer. H and r block free tax filing He worked in the U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing office until December 25, 2012, but did not leave this country until January 11, 2013. H and r block free tax filing On January 8, 2013, he received his final paycheck for services performed in the United States during 2012. H and r block free tax filing All of Ted's income during his stay here is U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source income. H and r block free tax filing During 2012, Ted was engaged in the trade or business of performing personal services in the United States. H and r block free tax filing Therefore, all amounts paid to him in 2012 for services performed in the United States during 2012 are effectively connected with that trade or business during 2012. H and r block free tax filing The salary payment Ted received in January 2013 is U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source income to him in 2013. H and r block free tax filing It is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States because he was engaged in a trade or business in the United States during 2012 when he performed the services that earned the income. H and r block free tax filing Real property income. H and r block free tax filing   You may be able to choose to treat all income from real property as effectively connected. H and r block free tax filing See Income From Real Property , later, in this chapter. H and r block free tax filing The 30% Tax Tax at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate applies to certain items of income or gains from U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing sources but only if the items are not effectively connected with your U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business. H and r block free tax filing Fixed or Determinable Income The 30% (or lower treaty) rate applies to the gross amount of U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source fixed or determinable annual or periodic gains, profits, or income. H and r block free tax filing Income is fixed when it is paid in amounts known ahead of time. H and r block free tax filing Income is determinable whenever there is a basis for figuring the amount to be paid. H and r block free tax filing Income can be periodic if it is paid from time to time. H and r block free tax filing It does not have to be paid annually or at regular intervals. H and r block free tax filing Income can be determinable or periodic even if the length of time during which the payments are made is increased or decreased. H and r block free tax filing Items specifically included as fixed or determinable income are interest (other than original issue discount), dividends, dividend equivalent payments (defined in chapter 2), rents, premiums, annuities, salaries, wages, and other compensation. H and r block free tax filing A substitute dividend or interest payment received under a securities lending transaction or a sale-repurchase transaction is treated the same as the amounts received on the transferred security. H and r block free tax filing Other items of income, such as royalties, also may be subject to the 30% tax. H and r block free tax filing Some fixed or determinable income may be exempt from U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing tax. H and r block free tax filing See chapter 3 if you are not sure whether the income is taxable. H and r block free tax filing Original issue discount (OID). H and r block free tax filing   If you sold, exchanged, or received a payment on a bond or other debt instrument that was issued at a discount after March 31, 1972, all or part of the original issue discount (OID) (other than portfolio interest) may be subject to the 30% tax. H and r block free tax filing The amount of OID is the difference between the stated redemption price at maturity and the issue price of the debt instrument. H and r block free tax filing The 30% tax applies in the following circumstances. H and r block free tax filing You received a payment on a debt instrument. H and r block free tax filing In this case, the amount of OID subject to tax is the OID that accrued while you held the debt instrument minus the OID previously taken into account. H and r block free tax filing But the tax on the OID cannot be more than the payment minus the tax on the interest payment on the debt instrument. H and r block free tax filing You sold or exchanged the debt instrument. H and r block free tax filing The amount of OID subject to tax is the OID that accrued while you held the debt instrument minus the amount already taxed in (1) above. H and r block free tax filing   Report on your return the amount of OID shown on Form 1042-S, Foreign Person's U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing Source Income Subject to Withholding, if you bought the debt instrument at original issue. H and r block free tax filing However, you must recompute your proper share of OID shown on Form 1042-S if any of the following apply. H and r block free tax filing You bought the debt instrument at a premium or paid an acquisition premium. H and r block free tax filing The debt instrument is a stripped bond or a stripped coupon (including zero coupon instruments backed by U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing Treasury securities). H and r block free tax filing The debt instrument is a contingent payment or inflation-indexed debt instrument. H and r block free tax filing For the definition of premium and acquisition premium and instructions on how to recompute OID, get Publication 1212. H and r block free tax filing   If you held a bond or other debt instrument that was issued at a discount before April 1, 1972, contact the IRS for further information. H and r block free tax filing See chapter 12. H and r block free tax filing Gambling Winnings In general, nonresident aliens are subject to the 30% tax on the gross proceeds from gambling won in the United States if that income is not effectively connected with a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business and is not exempted by treaty. H and r block free tax filing However, no tax is imposed on nonbusiness gambling income a nonresident alien wins playing blackjack, baccarat, craps, roulette, or big-6 wheel in the United States. H and r block free tax filing Nonresident aliens are taxed at graduated rates on net gambling income won in the United States that is effectively connected with a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business. H and r block free tax filing Social Security Benefits A nonresident alien must include 85% of any U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing social security benefit (and the social security equivalent part of a tier 1 railroad retirement benefit) in U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source fixed or determinable annual or periodic income. H and r block free tax filing Social security benefits include monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits. H and r block free tax filing This income is exempt under some tax treaties. H and r block free tax filing See Table 1 in Publication 901, U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing Tax Treaties, for a list of tax treaties that exempt U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing social security benefits from U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing tax. H and r block free tax filing Sales or Exchanges of Capital Assets These rules apply only to those capital gains and losses from sources in the United States that are not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing They apply even if you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing These rules do not apply to the sale or exchange of a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing real property interest or to the sale of any property that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing See Real Property Gain or Loss , earlier, under Effectively Connected Income. H and r block free tax filing A capital asset is everything you own except: Inventory. H and r block free tax filing Business accounts or notes receivable. H and r block free tax filing Depreciable property used in a trade or business. H and r block free tax filing Real property used in a trade or business. H and r block free tax filing Supplies regularly used in a trade or business. H and r block free tax filing Certain copyrights, literary or musical or artistic compositions, letters or memoranda, or similar property. H and r block free tax filing Certain U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing government publications. H and r block free tax filing Certain commodities derivative financial instruments held by a commodities derivatives dealer. H and r block free tax filing Hedging transactions. H and r block free tax filing A capital gain is a gain on the sale or exchange of a capital asset. H and r block free tax filing A capital loss is a loss on the sale or exchange of a capital asset. H and r block free tax filing If the sale is in foreign currency, for the purpose of determining gain, the cost and selling price of the property should be expressed in U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing currency at the rate of exchange prevailing as of the date of the purchase and date of the sale, respectively. H and r block free tax filing You may want to read Publication 544. H and r block free tax filing However, use Publication 544 only to determine what is a sale or exchange of a capital asset, or what is treated as such. H and r block free tax filing Specific tax treatment that applies to U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizens or residents generally does not apply to you. H and r block free tax filing The following gains are subject to the 30% (or lower treaty) rate without regard to the 183-day rule, discussed later. H and r block free tax filing Gains on the disposal of timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. H and r block free tax filing Gains on contingent payments received from the sale or exchange of patents, copyrights, and similar property after October 4, 1966. H and r block free tax filing Gains on certain transfers of all substantial rights to, or an undivided interest in, patents if the transfers were made before October 5, 1966. H and r block free tax filing Gains on the sale or exchange of original issue discount obligations. H and r block free tax filing Gains in (1) are not subject to the 30% (or lower treaty) rate if you choose to treat the gains as effectively connected with a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business. H and r block free tax filing See Income From Real Property , later. H and r block free tax filing 183-day rule. H and r block free tax filing   If you were in the United States for 183 days or more during the tax year, your net gain from sales or exchanges of capital assets is taxed at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. H and r block free tax filing For purposes of the 30% (or lower treaty) rate, net gain is the excess of your capital gains from U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing sources over your capital losses from U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing sources. H and r block free tax filing This rule applies even if any of the transactions occurred while you were not in the United States. H and r block free tax filing   To determine your net gain, consider the amount of your gains and losses that would be recognized and taken into account only if, and to the extent that, they would be recognized and taken into account if you were in a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business during the year and the gains and losses were effectively connected with that trade or business during the tax year. H and r block free tax filing   In arriving at your net gain, do not take the following into consideration. H and r block free tax filing The four types of gains listed earlier. H and r block free tax filing The deduction for a capital loss carryover. H and r block free tax filing Capital losses in excess of capital gains. H and r block free tax filing Exclusion for gain from the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock (section 1202 exclusion). H and r block free tax filing Losses from the sale or exchange of property held for personal use. H and r block free tax filing However, losses resulting from casualties or thefts may be deductible on Schedule A (Form 1040NR). H and r block free tax filing See Itemized Deductions in chapter 5. H and r block free tax filing   If you are not engaged in a trade or business in the United States and have not established a tax year for a prior period, your tax year will be the calendar year for purposes of the 183-day rule. H and r block free tax filing Also, you must file your tax return on a calendar-year basis. H and r block free tax filing   If you were in the United States for less than 183 days during the tax year, capital gains (other than gains listed earlier) are tax exempt unless they are effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States during your tax year. H and r block free tax filing Reporting. H and r block free tax filing   Report your gains and losses from the sales or exchanges of capital assets that are not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States on page 4 of Form 1040NR. H and r block free tax filing Report gains and losses from sales or exchanges of capital assets (including real property) that are effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States on a separate Schedule D (Form 1040), Form 4797, or both. H and r block free tax filing Attach them to Form 1040NR. H and r block free tax filing Income From Real Property If you have income from real property located in the United States that you own or have an interest in and hold for the production of income, you can choose to treat all income from that property as income effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. H and r block free tax filing The choice applies to all income from real property located in the United States and held for the production of income and to all income from any interest in such property. H and r block free tax filing This includes income from rents, royalties from mines, oil or gas wells, or other natural resources. H and r block free tax filing It also includes gains from the sale or exchange of timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. H and r block free tax filing You can make this choice only for real property income that is not otherwise effectively connected with your U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business. H and r block free tax filing If you make the choice, you can claim deductions attributable to the real property income and only your net income from real property is taxed. H and r block free tax filing This choice does not treat a nonresident alien, who is not otherwise engaged in a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business, as being engaged in a trade or business in the United States during the year. H and r block free tax filing Example. H and r block free tax filing You are a nonresident alien and are not engaged in a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business. H and r block free tax filing You own a single-family house in the United States that you rent out. H and r block free tax filing Your rental income for the year is $10,000. H and r block free tax filing This is your only U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source income. H and r block free tax filing As discussed earlier under The 30% Tax, the rental income is subject to a tax at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. H and r block free tax filing You received a Form 1042-S showing that your tenants properly withheld this tax from the rental income. H and r block free tax filing You do not have to file a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing tax return (Form 1040NR) because your U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing tax liability is satisfied by the withholding of tax. H and r block free tax filing If you make the choice discussed earlier, you can offset the $10,000 income by certain rental expenses. H and r block free tax filing (See Publication 527, Residential Rental Property, for information on rental expenses. H and r block free tax filing ) Any resulting net income is taxed at graduated rates. H and r block free tax filing If you make this choice, report the rental income and expenses on Schedule E (Form 1040) and attach the schedule to Form 1040NR. H and r block free tax filing For the first year you make the choice, also attach the statement discussed next. H and r block free tax filing Making the choice. H and r block free tax filing   Make the initial choice by attaching a statement to your return, or amended return, for the year of the choice. H and r block free tax filing Include the following in your statement. H and r block free tax filing That you are making the choice. H and r block free tax filing Whether the choice is under Internal Revenue Code section 871(d) (explained earlier) or a tax treaty. H and r block free tax filing A complete list of all your real property, or any interest in real property, located in the United States. H and r block free tax filing Give the legal identification of U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing timber, coal, or iron ore in which you have an interest. H and r block free tax filing The extent of your ownership in the property. H and r block free tax filing The location of the property. H and r block free tax filing A description of any major improvements to the property. H and r block free tax filing The dates you owned the property. H and r block free tax filing Your income from the property. H and r block free tax filing Details of any previous choices and revocations of the real property income choice. H and r block free tax filing   This choice stays in effect for all later tax years unless you revoke it. H and r block free tax filing Revoking the choice. H and r block free tax filing   You can revoke the choice without IRS approval by filing Form 1040X, Amended U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing Individual Income Tax Return, for the year you made the choice and for later tax years. H and r block free tax filing You must file Form 1040X within 3 years from the date your return was filed or 2 years from the time the tax was paid, whichever is later. H and r block free tax filing If this time period has expired for the year of choice, you cannot revoke the choice for that year. H and r block free tax filing However, you may revoke the choice for later tax years only if you have IRS approval. H and r block free tax filing For information on how to get IRS approval, see Regulation section 1. H and r block free tax filing 871-10(d)(2). H and r block free tax filing Transportation Tax A 4% tax rate applies to transportation income that is not effectively connected because it does not meet the two conditions listed earlier under Transportation Income . H and r block free tax filing If you receive transportation income subject to the 4% tax, you should figure the tax and show it on line 57 of Form 1040NR. H and r block free tax filing Attach a statement to your return that includes the following information (if applicable). H and r block free tax filing Your name, taxpayer identification number, and tax year. H and r block free tax filing A description of the types of services performed (whether on or off board). H and r block free tax filing Names of vessels or registration numbers of aircraft on which you performed the services. H and r block free tax filing Amount of U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source transportation income derived from each type of service for each vessel or aircraft for the calendar year. H and r block free tax filing Total amount of U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source transportation income derived from all types of services for the calendar year. H and r block free tax filing This 4% tax applies to your U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source gross transportation income. H and r block free tax filing This only includes transportation income that is treated as derived from sources in the United States if the transportation begins or ends in the United States. H and r block free tax filing For transportation income from personal services, the transportation must be between the United States and a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing possession. H and r block free tax filing For personal services of a nonresident alien, this only applies to income derived from, or in connection with, an aircraft. H and r block free tax filing Interrupted Period of Residence You are subject to tax under a special rule if you interrupt your period of U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing residence with a period of nonresidence. H and r block free tax filing The special rule applies if you meet all of the following conditions. H and r block free tax filing You were a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing resident for a period that includes at least 3 consecutive calendar years. H and r block free tax filing You were a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing resident for at least 183 days in each of those years. H and r block free tax filing You ceased to be treated as a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing resident. H and r block free tax filing You then again became a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing resident before the end of the third calendar year after the end of the period described in (1) above. H and r block free tax filing Under this special rule, you are subject to tax on your U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source gross income and gains on a net basis at the graduated rates applicable to individuals (with allowable deductions) for the period you were a nonresident alien, unless you would be subject to a higher tax under the 30% tax (discussed earlier) on income not connected with a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business. H and r block free tax filing For information on how to figure the special tax, see How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriated Before June 17, 2008) under Expatriation Tax , below. H and r block free tax filing Example. H and r block free tax filing John Willow, a citizen of New Zealand, entered the United States on April 1, 2008, as a lawful permanent resident. H and r block free tax filing On August 1, 2010, John ceased to be a lawful permanent resident and returned to New Zealand. H and r block free tax filing During his period of residence, he was present in the United States for at least 183 days in each of three consecutive years (2008, 2009, and 2010). H and r block free tax filing He returned to the United States on October 5, 2013, as a lawful permanent resident. H and r block free tax filing He became a resident before the close of the third calendar year (2013) beginning after the end of his first period of residence (August 1, 2010). H and r block free tax filing Therefore, he is subject to tax under the special rule for the period of nonresidence (August 2, 2010, through October 4, 2013) if it is more than the tax that would normally apply to him as a nonresident alien. H and r block free tax filing Reporting requirements. H and r block free tax filing   If you are subject to this tax for any year in the period you were a nonresident alien, you must file Form 1040NR for that year. H and r block free tax filing The return is due by the due date (including extensions) for filing your U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing income tax return for the year that you again become a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing resident. H and r block free tax filing If you already filed returns for that period, you must file amended returns. H and r block free tax filing You must attach a statement to your return that identifies the source of all of your U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing and foreign gross income and the items of income subject to this special rule. H and r block free tax filing Expatriation Tax The expatriation tax provisions apply to U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizens who have renounced their citizenship and long-term residents who have ended their residency. H and r block free tax filing The rules that apply are based on the dates of expatriation, which are described in the following sections. H and r block free tax filing Expatriation Before June 4, 2004. H and r block free tax filing Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008. H and r block free tax filing Expatriation After June 16, 2008. H and r block free tax filing Long-term resident defined. H and r block free tax filing   You are a long-term resident if you were a lawful permanent resident of the United States in at least 8 of the last 15 tax years ending with the year your residency ends. H and r block free tax filing In determining if you meet the 8-year requirement, do not count any year that you are treated as a resident of a foreign country under a tax treaty and do not waive treaty benefits. H and r block free tax filing Expatriation Before June 4, 2004 If you expatriated before June 4, 2004, the expatriation rules apply if one of the principal purposes of the action is the avoidance of U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing taxes. H and r block free tax filing Unless you received a ruling from the IRS that you did not expatriate to avoid U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing taxes, you are presumed to have tax avoidance as a principal purpose if: Your average annual net income tax for the last 5 tax years ending before the date of your action to relinquish your citizenship or terminate your residency was more than $100,000, or Your net worth on the date of your action was $500,000 or more. H and r block free tax filing The amounts above are adjusted for inflation if your expatriation action is after 1997 (see Table 4-1). H and r block free tax filing Table 4-1. H and r block free tax filing Inflation-Adjusted Amounts for Expatriation Actions Before June 4, 2004 IF you expatriated during . H and r block free tax filing . H and r block free tax filing . H and r block free tax filing   THEN the rules outlined on this page apply if . H and r block free tax filing . H and r block free tax filing . H and r block free tax filing     Your 5-year average annual net income tax was more than . H and r block free tax filing . H and r block free tax filing . H and r block free tax filing OR Your net worth equaled or exceeded . H and r block free tax filing . H and r block free tax filing . H and r block free tax filing 1999   110,000   552,000 2000   112,000   562,000 2001   116,000   580,000 2002   120,000   599,000 2003   122,000   608,000 2004 (before June 4)*   124,000   622,000 *If you expatriated after June 3, 2004, see Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008 or Expatriation After June 16, 2008. H and r block free tax filing Reporting requirements. H and r block free tax filing   If you lost your U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizenship, you should have filed Form 8854 with a consular office or a federal court at the time of loss of citizenship. H and r block free tax filing If you ended your long-term residency, you should have filed Form 8854 with the Internal Revenue Service when you filed your dual-status tax return for the year your residency ended. H and r block free tax filing   Your U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing residency is considered to have ended when you ceased to be a lawful permanent resident or you began to be treated as a resident of another country under a tax treaty and do not waive treaty benefits. H and r block free tax filing Penalties. H and r block free tax filing   If you failed to file Form 8854, you may have to pay a penalty equal to the greater of 5% of the expatriation tax or $1,000. H and r block free tax filing The penalty will be assessed for each year of the 10-year period beginning on the date of expatriation during which your failure to file continues. H and r block free tax filing The penalty will not be imposed if you can show that the failure is due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect. H and r block free tax filing Expatriation tax. H and r block free tax filing   The expatriation tax applies to the 10-year period following the date of expatriation or termination of residency. H and r block free tax filing It is figured in the same way as for those expatriating after June 3, 2004, and before June 17, 2008. H and r block free tax filing See How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriated Before June 17, 2008) in the next section. H and r block free tax filing Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008 If you expatriated after June 3, 2004, and before June 17, 2008, the expatriation rules apply to you if any of the following statements apply. H and r block free tax filing Your average annual net income tax for the 5 tax years ending before the date of expatriation or termination of residency is more than: $124,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2004. H and r block free tax filing $127,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2005. H and r block free tax filing $131,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2006. H and r block free tax filing $136,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2007. H and r block free tax filing $139,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2008. H and r block free tax filing Your net worth is $2 million or more on the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. H and r block free tax filing You fail to certify on Form 8854 that you have complied with all U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing federal tax obligations for the 5 tax years preceding the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. H and r block free tax filing Exception for dual-citizens and certain minors. H and r block free tax filing   Certain dual-citizens and certain minors (defined next) are not subject to the expatriation tax even if they meet (1) or (2) earlier. H and r block free tax filing However, they still must provide the certification required in (3). H and r block free tax filing Certain dual-citizens. H and r block free tax filing   You may qualify for the exception described above if all of the following apply. H and r block free tax filing You became at birth a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizen and a citizen of another country and you continue to be a citizen of that other country. H and r block free tax filing You were never a resident alien of the United States (as defined in chapter 1). H and r block free tax filing You never held a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing passport. H and r block free tax filing You were present in the United States for no more than 30 days during any calendar year that is 1 of the 10 calendar years preceding your loss of U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizenship. H and r block free tax filing Certain minors. H and r block free tax filing   You may qualify for the exception described above if you meet all of the following requirements. H and r block free tax filing You became a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizen at birth. H and r block free tax filing Neither of your parents was a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizen at the time of your birth. H and r block free tax filing You expatriated before you were 18½. H and r block free tax filing You were present in the United States for not more than 30 days during any calendar year that is 1 of the 10 calendar years preceding your expatriation. H and r block free tax filing Tax consequences of presence in the United States. H and r block free tax filing   The following rules apply if you do not meet the exception above for dual-citizens and certain minors and the expatriation rules would otherwise apply to you. H and r block free tax filing   The expatriation tax does not apply to any tax year during the 10-year period if you are physically present in the United States for more than 30 days during the calendar year ending in that year. H and r block free tax filing Instead, you are treated as a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizen or resident and taxed on your worldwide income for that tax year. H and r block free tax filing You must file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and figure your tax as prescribed in the instructions for those forms. H and r block free tax filing   When counting the number of days of presence during a calendar year, count any day you were physically present in the United States at any time during the day. H and r block free tax filing However, do not count any days (up to a limit of 30 days) on which you performed personal services in the United States for an employer who is not related to you if either of the following apply. H and r block free tax filing You have ties with other countries. H and r block free tax filing You have ties with other countries if: You became (within a reasonable period after your expatriation or termination of residency) a citizen or resident of the country in which you, your spouse, or either of your parents were born, and You became fully liable for income tax in that country. H and r block free tax filing You were physically present in the United States for 30 days or less during each year in the 10-year period ending on the date of expatriation or termination of residency. H and r block free tax filing Do not count any day you were an exempt individual or were unable to leave the United States because of a medical condition that arose while you were in the United States. H and r block free tax filing See Exempt individual and Medical condition in chapter 1 under Substantial Presence Test, but disregard the information about Form 8843. H and r block free tax filing Related employer. H and r block free tax filing   If your employer in the United States is any of the following, then your employer is related to you. H and r block free tax filing You must count any days you performed services in the United States for that employer as days of presence in the United States. H and r block free tax filing Members of your family. H and r block free tax filing This includes only your brothers and sisters, half-brothers and half-sisters, spouse, ancestors (parents, grandparents, etc. H and r block free tax filing ), and lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, etc. H and r block free tax filing ). H and r block free tax filing A partnership in which you directly or indirectly own more than 50% of the capital interest or the profits interest. H and r block free tax filing A corporation in which you directly or indirectly own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock. H and r block free tax filing (See Publication 550, chapter 4, Constructive ownership of stock, for how to determine whether you directly or indirectly own outstanding stock. H and r block free tax filing ) A tax-exempt charitable or educational organization that is directly or indirectly controlled, in any manner or by any method, by you or by a member of your family, whether or not this control is legally enforceable. H and r block free tax filing Date of tax expatriation. H and r block free tax filing   For purposes of U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing tax rules, the date of your expatriation or termination of residency is the later of the dates on which you perform the following actions. H and r block free tax filing You notify either the Department of State or the Department of Homeland Security (whichever is appropriate) of your expatriating act or termination of residency. H and r block free tax filing You file Form 8854 in accordance with the form instructions. H and r block free tax filing Annual return. H and r block free tax filing   If the expatriation tax applies to you, you must file Form 8854 each year during the 10-year period following the date of expatriation. H and r block free tax filing You must file this form even if you owe no U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing tax. H and r block free tax filing Penalty. H and r block free tax filing   If you fail to file Form 8854 for any tax year, fail to include all information required to be shown on the form, or include incorrect information, you may have to pay a penalty of $10,000. H and r block free tax filing You will not have to pay a penalty if you show that the failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect. H and r block free tax filing How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriated Before June 17, 2008) If the expatriation tax applies to you, you are generally subject to tax on your U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source gross income and gains on a net basis at the graduated rates applicable to individuals (with allowable deductions) unless you would be subject to a higher tax under the 30% tax (discussed earlier) on income not connected with a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing trade or business. H and r block free tax filing For this purpose, U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source gross income (defined in chapter 2) includes gains from the sale or exchange of: Property (other than stock or debt obligations) located in the United States, Stock issued by a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing domestic corporation, and Debt obligations of U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing persons or of the United States, a state or political subdivision thereof, or the District of Columbia. H and r block free tax filing U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source income also includes any income or gain derived from stock in certain controlled foreign corporations if you owned, or were considered to own, at any time during the 2-year period ending on the date of expatriation, more than 50% of: The total combined voting power of all classes of that corporation's stock, or The total value of the stock. H and r block free tax filing The income or gain is considered U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source income only to the extent of your share of earnings and profits earned or accumulated before the date of expatriation and during the periods you met the ownership requirements discussed above. H and r block free tax filing Any exchange of property is treated as a sale of the property at its fair market value on the date of the exchange and any gain is treated as U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source gross income in the tax year of the exchange unless you enter into a gain recognition agreement under Notice 97-19. H and r block free tax filing Other information. H and r block free tax filing   For more information on the expatriation tax provisions, including exceptions to the tax and special U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing source rules, see section 877 of the Internal Revenue Code. H and r block free tax filing Expatriation Tax Return If you expatriated or terminated your U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing residency, or you are subject to the expatriation tax, you must file Form 8854, Initial and Annual Expatriation Statement. H and r block free tax filing Attach it to Form 1040NR if you are required to file that form. H and r block free tax filing If you are present in the United States following your expatriation and are subject to tax as a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizen or resident, file Form 8854 with Form 1040. H and r block free tax filing Expatriation After June 16, 2008 If you expatriated after June 16, 2008, the expatriation rules apply to you if you meet any of the following conditions. H and r block free tax filing Your average annual net income tax for the 5 years ending before the date of expatriation or termination of residency is more than: $139,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2008. H and r block free tax filing $145,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2009 or 2010. H and r block free tax filing $147,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2011. H and r block free tax filing $151,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2012. H and r block free tax filing $155,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2013. H and r block free tax filing Your net worth is $2 million or more on the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. H and r block free tax filing You fail to certify on Form 8854 that you have complied with all U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing federal tax obligations for the 5 years preceding the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. H and r block free tax filing Exception for dual-citizens and certain minors. H and r block free tax filing   Certain dual-citizens and certain minors (defined next) are not subject to the expatriation tax even if they meet (1) or (2) above. H and r block free tax filing However, they still must provide the certification required in (3) above. H and r block free tax filing Certain dual-citizens. H and r block free tax filing   You may qualify for the exception described above if both of the following apply. H and r block free tax filing You became at birth a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizen and a citizen of another country and you continue to be a citizen of, and are taxed as a resident of, that other country. H and r block free tax filing You have been a resident of the United States for not more than 10 years during the 15-year tax period ending with the tax year during which the expatriation occurs. H and r block free tax filing For the purpose of determining U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing residency, use the substantial presence test described in chapter 1. H and r block free tax filing Certain minors. H and r block free tax filing   You may qualify for the exception described earlier if you meet both of the following requirements. H and r block free tax filing You expatriated before you were 18½. H and r block free tax filing You have been a resident of the United States for not more than 10 tax years before the expatriation occurs. H and r block free tax filing For the purpose of determining U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing residency, use the substantial presence test described in chapter 1. H and r block free tax filing Expatriation date. H and r block free tax filing   Your expatriation date is the date you relinquish U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizenship (in the case of a former citizen) or terminate your long-term residency (in the case of a former U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing resident). H and r block free tax filing Former U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizen. H and r block free tax filing   You are considered to have relinquished your U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizenship on the earliest of the following dates. H and r block free tax filing The date you renounced U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing citizenship before a diplomatic or consular officer of the United States (provided that the voluntary renouncement was later confirmed by the issuance of a certificate of loss of nationality). H and r block free tax filing The date you furnished to the State Department a signed statement of voluntary relinquishment of U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing nationality confirming the performance of an expatriating act (provided that the voluntary relinquishment was later confirmed by the issuance of a certificate of loss of nationality). H and r block free tax filing The date the State Department issued a certificate of loss of nationality. H and r block free tax filing The date that a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing court canceled your certificate of naturalization. H and r block free tax filing Former long-term resident. H and r block free tax filing   You are considered to have terminated your long-term residency on the earliest of the following dates. H and r block free tax filing The date you voluntarily relinquished your lawful permanent resident status by filing Department of Homeland Security Form I-407 with a U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing consular or immigration officer, and the Department of Homeland Security determined that you have, in fact, abandoned your lawful permanent resident status. H and r block free tax filing The date you became subject to a final administrative order for your removal from the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act and you actually left the United States as a result of that order. H and r block free tax filing If you were a dual resident of the United States and a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty, the date you began to be treated as a resident of that country and you determined that, for purposes of the treaty, you are a resident of the treaty country and notify the IRS of that treatment on Forms 8833 and 8854. H and r block free tax filing See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1 for more information about dual residents. H and r block free tax filing How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriate After June 16, 2008) In the year you expatriate, you are subject to income tax on the net unrealized gain (or loss) in your property as if the property had been sold for its fair market value on the day before your expatriation date (“mark-to-market tax”). H and r block free tax filing This applies to most types of property interests you held on the date of relinquishment of citizenship or termination of residency. H and r block free tax filing But see Exceptions , later. H and r block free tax filing Gains arising from deemed sales must be taken into account for the tax year of the deemed sale without regard to other U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing internal revenue laws. H and r block free tax filing Losses from deemed sales must be taken into account to the extent otherwise provided under U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing internal revenue laws. H and r block free tax filing However, Internal Revenue Code section 1091 (relating to the disallowance of losses on wash sales of stock and securities) does not apply. H and r block free tax filing The net gain that you otherwise must include in your income is reduced (but not below zero) by: $600,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency before January 1, 2009. H and r block free tax filing $626,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2009. H and r block free tax filing $627,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2010. H and r block free tax filing $636,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2011. H and r block free tax filing $651,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2012. H and r block free tax filing $668,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2013. H and r block free tax filing Exceptions. H and r block free tax filing   The mark-to-market tax does not apply to the following. H and r block free tax filing Eligible deferred compensation items. H and r block free tax filing Ineligible deferred compensation items. H and r block free tax filing Interests in nongrantor trusts. H and r block free tax filing Specified tax deferred accounts. H and r block free tax filing Instead, items (1) and (3) may be subject to withholding at source. H and r block free tax filing In the case of item (2), you are treated as receiving the present value of your accrued benefit as of the day before the expatriation date. H and r block free tax filing In the case of item (4), you are treated as receiving a distribution of your entire interest in the account on the day before your expatriation date. H and r block free tax filing See paragraphs (d), (e), and (f) of section 877A for more information. H and r block free tax filing Expatriation Tax Return If you expatriated or terminated your U. H and r block free tax filing S. H and r block free tax filing residency, or you are subject to the expatriation rules (as discussed earlier in the first paragraph under Expatriation After June 16, 2008), you must file Form 8854. H and r block free tax filing Attach it to Form 1040 or Form 1040NR if you are required to file either of those forms. H and r block free tax filing Deferral of payment of mark-to-market tax. H and r block free tax filing   You can make an irrevocable election to defer payment of the mark-to-market tax imposed on the deemed sale of property. H and r block free tax filing If you make this election, the following rules apply. H and r block free tax filing You can make the election on a property-by-property basis. H and r block free tax filing The deferred tax attributable to a particular property is due on the return for the tax year in which you dispose of the property. H and r block free tax filing Interest is charged for the period the tax is deferred. H and r block free tax filing The due date for the payment of the deferred tax cannot be extended beyond the earlier of the following dates. H and r block free tax filing The due date of the return required for the year of death. H and r block free tax filing The time that the security provided for the property fails to be adequate. H and r block free tax filing See item (6) below. H and r block free tax filing You make the election on Form 8854. H and r block free tax filing You must provide adequate security (such as a bond). H and r block free tax filing You must make an irrevocable waiver of any right under any treaty of the United States which would preclude assessment or collection of the mark-to-market tax. H and r block free tax filing   For more information about the deferral of payment, see the Instructions for Form 8854. H and r block free tax filing Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications