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How to file back income taxes 5. How to file back income taxes   Taxes Table of Contents What's New Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: When To Deduct Taxes Real Estate TaxesSeparate elections. How to file back income taxes Making the election. How to file back income taxes Form 3115. How to file back income taxes Income TaxesAccrual of contested income taxes. How to file back income taxes Employment Taxes Other TaxesAdditional Medicare Tax. How to file back income taxes What's New Additional Medicare Tax. How to file back income taxes  Beginning in 2013, you must withhold a 0. How to file back income taxes 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. How to file back income taxes Also, self-employed individuals may be required to pay Additional Medicare Tax on self-employment income. How to file back income taxes See Employment Taxes , and Self-employment tax , later. How to file back income taxes Introduction You can deduct various federal, state, local, and foreign taxes directly attributable to your trade or business as business expenses. How to file back income taxes You cannot deduct federal income taxes, estate and gift taxes, or state inheritance, legacy, and succession taxes. How to file back income taxes Topics - This chapter discusses: When to deduct taxes Real estate taxes Income taxes Employment taxes Other taxes Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide 334 Tax Guide for Small Business 510 Excise Taxes 538 Accounting Periods and Methods 551 Basis of Assets Form (and Instructions) Sch A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions Sch SE (Form 1040) Self-Employment Tax 3115 Application for Change in Accounting Method 8959 Additional Medicare Tax See chapter 12 for information about getting publications and forms. How to file back income taxes When To Deduct Taxes Generally, you can only deduct taxes in the year you pay them. How to file back income taxes This applies whether you use the cash method or an accrual method of accounting. How to file back income taxes Under an accrual method, you can deduct a tax before you pay it if you meet the exception for recurring items discussed under Economic Performance in Publication 538. How to file back income taxes You can also elect to ratably accrue real estate taxes as discussed later under Real Estate Taxes . How to file back income taxes Limit on accrual of taxes. How to file back income taxes   A taxing jurisdiction can require the use of a date for accruing taxes that is earlier than the date it originally required. How to file back income taxes However, if you use an accrual method, and can deduct the tax before you pay it, use the original accrual date for the year of change and all future years to determine when you can deduct the tax. How to file back income taxes Example. How to file back income taxes Your state imposes a tax on personal property used in a trade or business conducted in the state. How to file back income taxes This tax is assessed and becomes a lien as of July 1 (accrual date). How to file back income taxes In 2013, the state changed the assessment and lien dates from July 1, 2014, to December 31, 2013, for property tax year 2014. How to file back income taxes Use the original accrual date (July 1, 2014) to determine when you can deduct the tax. How to file back income taxes You must also use the July 1 accrual date for all future years to determine when you can deduct the tax. How to file back income taxes Uniform capitalization rules. How to file back income taxes   Uniform capitalization rules apply to certain taxpayers who produce real property or tangible personal property for use in a trade or business or for sale to customers. How to file back income taxes They also apply to certain taxpayers who acquire property for resale. How to file back income taxes Under these rules, you either include certain costs in inventory or capitalize certain expenses related to the property, such as taxes. How to file back income taxes For more information, see chapter 1. How to file back income taxes Carrying charges. How to file back income taxes   Carrying charges include taxes you pay to carry or develop real estate or to carry, transport, or install personal property. How to file back income taxes You can elect to capitalize carrying charges not subject to the uniform capitalization rules if they are otherwise deductible. How to file back income taxes For more information, see chapter 7. How to file back income taxes Refunds of taxes. How to file back income taxes   If you receive a refund for any taxes you deducted in an earlier year, include the refund in income to the extent the deduction reduced your federal income tax in the earlier year. How to file back income taxes For more information, see Recovery of amount deducted (tax benefit rule) in chapter 1. How to file back income taxes    You must include in income any interest you receive on tax refunds. How to file back income taxes Real Estate Taxes Deductible real estate taxes are any state, local, or foreign taxes on real estate levied for the general public welfare. How to file back income taxes The taxing authority must base the taxes on the assessed value of the real estate and charge them uniformly against all property under its jurisdiction. How to file back income taxes Deductible real estate taxes generally do not include taxes charged for local benefits and improvements that increase the value of the property. How to file back income taxes See Taxes for local benefits , later. How to file back income taxes If you use an accrual method, you generally cannot accrue real estate taxes until you pay them to the government authority. How to file back income taxes However, you can elect to ratably accrue the taxes during the year. How to file back income taxes See Electing to ratably accrue , later. How to file back income taxes Taxes for local benefits. How to file back income taxes   Generally, you cannot deduct taxes charged for local benefits and improvements that tend to increase the value of your property. How to file back income taxes These include assessments for streets, sidewalks, water mains, sewer lines, and public parking facilities. How to file back income taxes You should increase the basis of your property by the amount of the assessment. How to file back income taxes   You can deduct taxes for these local benefits only if the taxes are for maintenance, repairs, or interest charges related to those benefits. How to file back income taxes If part of the tax is for maintenance, repairs, or interest, you must be able to show how much of the tax is for these expenses to claim a deduction for that part of the tax. How to file back income taxes Example. How to file back income taxes To improve downtown commercial business, Waterfront City converted a downtown business area street into an enclosed pedestrian mall. How to file back income taxes The city assessed the full cost of construction, financed with 10-year bonds, against the affected properties. How to file back income taxes The city is paying the principal and interest with the annual payments made by the property owners. How to file back income taxes The assessments for construction costs are not deductible as taxes or as business expenses, but are depreciable capital expenses. How to file back income taxes The part of the payments used to pay the interest charges on the bonds is deductible as taxes. How to file back income taxes Charges for services. How to file back income taxes   Water bills, sewerage, and other service charges assessed against your business property are not real estate taxes, but are deductible as business expenses. How to file back income taxes Purchase or sale of real estate. How to file back income taxes   If real estate is sold, the real estate taxes must be allocated between the buyer and the seller. How to file back income taxes   The buyer and seller must allocate the real estate taxes according to the number of days in the real property tax year (the period to which the tax imposed relates) that each owned the property. How to file back income taxes Treat the seller as paying the taxes up to but not including the date of sale. How to file back income taxes Treat the buyer as paying the taxes beginning with the date of sale. How to file back income taxes You can usually find this information on the settlement statement you received at closing. How to file back income taxes   If you (the seller) use an accrual method and have not elected to ratably accrue real estate taxes, you are considered to have accrued your part of the tax on the date you sell the property. How to file back income taxes Example. How to file back income taxes Alberto Verde, a calendar year accrual method taxpayer, owns real estate in Olmo County. How to file back income taxes He has not elected to ratably accrue property taxes. How to file back income taxes November 30 of each year is the assessment and lien date for the current real property tax year, which is the calendar year. How to file back income taxes He sold the property on June 30, 2013. How to file back income taxes Under his accounting method he would not be able to claim a deduction for the taxes because the sale occurred before November 30. How to file back income taxes He is treated as having accrued his part of the tax, 181/366  (January 1–June 29), on June 30, and he can deduct it for 2013. How to file back income taxes Electing to ratably accrue. How to file back income taxes   If you use an accrual method, you can elect to accrue real estate tax related to a definite period ratably over that period. How to file back income taxes Example. How to file back income taxes Juan Sanchez is a calendar year taxpayer who uses an accrual method. How to file back income taxes His real estate taxes for the real property tax year, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, are $1,200. How to file back income taxes July 1 is the assessment and lien date. How to file back income taxes If Juan elects to ratably accrue the taxes, $600 will accrue in 2013 ($1,200 × 6/12, July 1–December 31) and the balance will accrue in 2014. How to file back income taxes Separate elections. How to file back income taxes   You can elect to ratably accrue the taxes for each separate trade or business and for nonbusiness activities if you account for them separately. How to file back income taxes Once you elect to ratably accrue real estate taxes, you must use that method unless you get permission from the IRS to change. How to file back income taxes See Form 3115 , later. How to file back income taxes Making the election. How to file back income taxes   If you elect to ratably accrue the taxes for the first year in which you incur real estate taxes, attach a statement to your income tax return for that year. How to file back income taxes The statement should show all the following items. How to file back income taxes The trades or businesses to which the election applies and the accounting method or methods used. How to file back income taxes The period to which the taxes relate. How to file back income taxes The computation of the real estate tax deduction for that first year. How to file back income taxes   Generally, you must file your return by the due date (including extensions). How to file back income taxes However, if you timely filed your return for the year without electing to ratably accrue, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months after the due date of the return (excluding extensions). How to file back income taxes Attach the statement to the amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. How to file back income taxes 9100-2” on the statement. How to file back income taxes File the amended return at the same address where you filed the original return. How to file back income taxes Form 3115. How to file back income taxes    If you elect to ratably accrue real estate taxes for a year after the first year in which you incur real estate taxes, or if you want to revoke your election to ratably accrue real estate taxes, file Form 3115. How to file back income taxes For more information, including applicable time frames for filing, see the Instructions for Form 3115. How to file back income taxes Note. How to file back income taxes If you are filing an application for a change in accounting method filed after January 9, 2011, for a year of change ending after April 29, 2010, see Revenue Procedure 2011-14, 2011-4 I. How to file back income taxes R. How to file back income taxes B. How to file back income taxes 330, as modified and clarified by Revenue Procedure 2012-19, 2012-14 I. How to file back income taxes R. How to file back income taxes B. How to file back income taxes 689, and Revenue Procedure 2012-20, 2012-14 I. How to file back income taxes R. How to file back income taxes B. How to file back income taxes 700, or any successor. How to file back income taxes Revenue Procedure 2011-14 is available at  www. How to file back income taxes irs. How to file back income taxes gov/irb/2011-04IRB/ar08. How to file back income taxes html. How to file back income taxes Income Taxes This section discusses federal, state, local, and foreign income taxes. How to file back income taxes Federal income taxes. How to file back income taxes   You cannot deduct federal income taxes. How to file back income taxes State and local income taxes. How to file back income taxes   A corporation or partnership can deduct state and local income taxes imposed on the corporation or partnership as business expenses. How to file back income taxes An individual can deduct state and local income taxes only as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). How to file back income taxes   However, an individual can deduct a state tax on gross income (as distinguished from net income) directly attributable to a trade or business as a business expense. How to file back income taxes Accrual of contested income taxes. How to file back income taxes   If you use an accrual method, and you contest a state or local income tax liability, you must accrue and deduct any contested amount in the tax year in which the liability is finally determined. How to file back income taxes   If additional state or local income taxes for a prior year are assessed in a later year, you can deduct the taxes in the year in which they were originally imposed (the prior year) if the tax liability is not contested. How to file back income taxes You cannot deduct them in the year in which the liability is finally determined. How to file back income taxes    The filing of an income tax return is not considered a contest and, in the absence of an overt act of protest, you can deduct the tax in the prior year. How to file back income taxes Also, you can deduct any additional taxes in the prior year if you do not show some affirmative evidence of denial of the liability. How to file back income taxes   However, if you consistently deduct additional assessments in the year they are paid or finally determined (including those for which there was no contest), you must continue to do so. How to file back income taxes You cannot take a deduction in the earlier year unless you receive permission to change your method of accounting. How to file back income taxes For more information on accounting methods, see When Can I Deduct an Expense in chapter 1. How to file back income taxes Foreign income taxes. How to file back income taxes   Generally, you can take either a deduction or a credit for income taxes imposed on you by a foreign country or a U. How to file back income taxes S. How to file back income taxes possession. How to file back income taxes However, an individual cannot take a deduction or credit for foreign income taxes paid on income that is exempt from U. How to file back income taxes S. How to file back income taxes tax under the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion. How to file back income taxes For information on these exclusions, see Publication 54, Tax Guide for U. How to file back income taxes S. How to file back income taxes Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad. How to file back income taxes For information on the foreign tax credit, see Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals. How to file back income taxes Employment Taxes If you have employees, you must withhold various taxes from your employees' pay. How to file back income taxes Most employers must withhold their employees' share of social security, Medicare taxes, and Additional Medicare Tax (if applicable) along with state and federal income taxes. How to file back income taxes You may also need to pay certain employment taxes from your own funds. How to file back income taxes These include your share of social security and Medicare taxes as an employer, along with unemployment taxes. How to file back income taxes Note. How to file back income taxes Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. How to file back income taxes There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. How to file back income taxes Your deduction for wages paid is not reduced by the social security and Medicare taxes, Additional Medicare Tax, and income taxes you withhold from your employees. How to file back income taxes You can deduct the employment taxes you must pay from your own funds as taxes. How to file back income taxes Example. How to file back income taxes You pay your employee $18,000 a year. How to file back income taxes However, after you withhold various taxes, your employee receives $14,500. How to file back income taxes You also pay an additional $1,500 in employment taxes. How to file back income taxes You should deduct the full $18,000 as wages. How to file back income taxes You can deduct the $1,500 you pay from your own funds as taxes. How to file back income taxes For more information on employment taxes, see Publication 15 (Circular E). How to file back income taxes Unemployment fund taxes. How to file back income taxes   As an employer, you may have to make payments to a state unemployment compensation fund or to a state disability benefit fund. How to file back income taxes Deduct these payments as taxes. How to file back income taxes Other Taxes The following are other taxes you can deduct if you incur them in the ordinary course of your trade or business. How to file back income taxes Excise taxes. How to file back income taxes   Generally, you can deduct as a business expense all excise taxes that are ordinary and necessary expenses of carrying on your trade or business. How to file back income taxes However, see Fuel taxes , later. How to file back income taxes   For more information on excise taxes, see Publication 510. How to file back income taxes Franchise taxes. How to file back income taxes   You can deduct corporate franchise taxes as a business expense. How to file back income taxes Fuel taxes. How to file back income taxes   Generally, taxes on gasoline, diesel fuel, and other motor fuels that you use in your business are included as part of the cost of the fuel. How to file back income taxes Do not deduct these taxes as a separate item. How to file back income taxes   You may be entitled to a credit or refund for federal excise tax you paid on fuels used for certain purposes. How to file back income taxes For more information, see Publication 510. How to file back income taxes Occupational taxes. How to file back income taxes   You can deduct as a business expense an occupational tax charged at a flat rate by a locality for the privilege of working or conducting a business in the locality. How to file back income taxes Personal property tax. How to file back income taxes   You can deduct any tax imposed by a state or local government on personal property used in your trade or business. How to file back income taxes Sales tax. How to file back income taxes   Treat any sales tax you pay on a service or on the purchase or use of property as part of the cost of the service or property. How to file back income taxes If the service or the cost or use of the property is a deductible business expense, you can deduct the tax as part of that service or cost. How to file back income taxes If the property is merchandise bought for resale, the sales tax is part of the cost of the merchandise. How to file back income taxes If the property is depreciable, add the sales tax to the basis for depreciation. How to file back income taxes For more information on basis, see Publication 551. How to file back income taxes    Do not deduct state and local sales taxes imposed on the buyer that you must collect and pay over to the state or local government. How to file back income taxes Also, do not include these taxes in gross receipts or sales. How to file back income taxes Self-employment tax. How to file back income taxes   You can deduct part of your self-employment tax as a business expense in figuring your adjusted gross income. How to file back income taxes This deduction only affects your income tax. How to file back income taxes It does not affect your net earnings from self-employment or your self-employment tax. How to file back income taxes   To deduct the tax, enter on Form 1040, line 27, the amount shown on the Deduction for one-half of self-employment tax line of Schedule SE (Form 1040). How to file back income taxes   For more information on self-employment tax, see Publication 334. How to file back income taxes Additional Medicare Tax. How to file back income taxes   Beginning in 2013, you may be required to pay Additional Medicare Tax on self-employment income. How to file back income taxes See Form 8959 and the Instructions for Form 8959 for more information on the Additional Medicare Tax. How to file back income taxes Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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