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Irs forms amended return 2. Irs forms amended return   Filing Status Table of Contents What's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Marital StatusDivorced persons. Irs forms amended return Divorce and remarriage. Irs forms amended return Annulled marriages. Irs forms amended return Head of household or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child. Irs forms amended return Considered married. Irs forms amended return Same-sex marriage. Irs forms amended return Spouse died during the year. Irs forms amended return Married persons living apart. Irs forms amended return Single Married Filing JointlyFiling a Joint Return Married Filing SeparatelySpecial Rules Head of HouseholdConsidered Unmarried Keeping Up a Home Qualifying Person Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child What's New Filing status for same-sex married couples. Irs forms amended return  If you have a same-sex spouse whom you legally married in a state (or foreign country) that recognizes same-sex marriage, you and your spouse generally must use the married filing jointly or married filing separately filing status on your 2013 return, even if you and your spouse now live in a state (or foreign country) that does not recognize same-sex marriage. Irs forms amended return See Same-sex marriage under Marital Status, later. Irs forms amended return Introduction This chapter helps you determine which filing status to use. Irs forms amended return There are five filing statuses. Irs forms amended return Single. Irs forms amended return Married Filing Jointly. Irs forms amended return Married Filing Separately. Irs forms amended return Head of Household. Irs forms amended return Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child. Irs forms amended return If more than one filing status applies to you, choose the one that will give you the lowest tax. Irs forms amended return You must determine your filing status before you can determine whether you must file a tax return (chapter 1), your standard deduction (chapter 20), and your tax (chapter 30). Irs forms amended return You also use your filing status to determine whether you are eligible to claim certain deductions and credits. Irs forms amended return Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 501 Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 519 U. Irs forms amended return S. Irs forms amended return Tax Guide for Aliens 555 Community Property Marital Status In general, your filing status depends on whether you are considered unmarried or married. Irs forms amended return Unmarried persons. Irs forms amended return   You are considered unmarried for the whole year if, on the last day of your tax year, you are unmarried or legally separated from your spouse under a divorce or separate maintenance decree. Irs forms amended return State law governs whether you are married or legally separated under a divorce or separate maintenance decree. Irs forms amended return Divorced persons. Irs forms amended return   If you are divorced under a final decree by the last day of the year, you are considered unmarried for the whole year. Irs forms amended return Divorce and remarriage. Irs forms amended return   If you obtain a divorce for the sole purpose of filing tax returns as unmarried individuals, and at the time of divorce you intend to and do, in fact, remarry each other in the next tax year, you and your spouse must file as married individuals in both years. Irs forms amended return Annulled marriages. Irs forms amended return    If you obtain a court decree of annulment, which holds that no valid marriage ever existed, you are considered unmarried even if you filed joint returns for earlier years. Irs forms amended return You must file Form 1040X, Amended U. Irs forms amended return S. Irs forms amended return Individual Income Tax Return, claiming single or head of household status for all tax years that are affected by the annulment and are not closed by the statute of limitations for filing a tax return. Irs forms amended return Generally, for a credit or refund, you must file Form 1040X within 3 years (including extensions) after the date you filed your original return or within 2 years after the date you paid the tax, whichever is later. Irs forms amended return If you filed your original return early (for example, March 1), your return is considered filed on the due date (generally April 15). Irs forms amended return However, if you had an extension to file (for example, until October 15) but you filed earlier and we received it on July 1, your return is considered filed on July 1. Irs forms amended return Head of household or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child. Irs forms amended return   If you are considered unmarried, you may be able to file as a head of household or as a qualifying widow(er) with a dependent child. Irs forms amended return See Head of Household and Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child to see if you qualify. Irs forms amended return Married persons. Irs forms amended return   If you are considered married, you and your spouse can file a joint return or separate returns. Irs forms amended return Considered married. Irs forms amended return   You are considered married for the whole year if, on the last day of your tax year, you and your spouse meet any one of the following tests. Irs forms amended return You are married and living together as a married couple. Irs forms amended return You are living together in a common law marriage recognized in the state where you now live or in the state where the common law marriage began. Irs forms amended return You are married and living apart, but not legally separated under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance. Irs forms amended return You are separated under an interlocutory (not final) decree of divorce. Irs forms amended return Same-sex marriage. Irs forms amended return   For federal tax purposes, individuals of the same sex are considered married if they were lawfully married in a state (or foreign country) whose laws authorize the marriage of two individuals of the same sex, even if the state (or foreign country) in which they now live does not recognize same-sex marriage. Irs forms amended return The term “spouse” includes an individual married to a person of the same sex if the couple is lawfully married under state (or foreign) law. Irs forms amended return However, individuals who have entered into a registered domestic partnership, civil union, or other similar relationship that is not considered a marriage under state (or foreign) law are not considered married for federal tax purposes. Irs forms amended return For more details, see Publication 501. Irs forms amended return Spouse died during the year. Irs forms amended return   If your spouse died during the year, you are considered married for the whole year for filing status purposes. Irs forms amended return   If you did not remarry before the end of the tax year, you can file a joint return for yourself and your deceased spouse. Irs forms amended return For the next 2 years, you may be entitled to the special benefits described later under Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child . Irs forms amended return   If you remarried before the end of the tax year, you can file a joint return with your new spouse. Irs forms amended return Your deceased spouse's filing status is married filing separately for that year. Irs forms amended return Married persons living apart. Irs forms amended return   If you live apart from your spouse and meet certain tests, you may be able to file as head of household even if you are not divorced or legally separated. Irs forms amended return If you qualify to file as head of household instead of married filing separately, your standard deduction will be higher. Irs forms amended return Also, your tax may be lower, and you may be able to claim the earned income credit. Irs forms amended return See Head of Household , later. Irs forms amended return Single Your filing status is single if you are considered unmarried and you do not qualify for another filing status. Irs forms amended return To determine your marital status, see Marital Status , earlier. Irs forms amended return Widow(er). Irs forms amended return   Your filing status may be single if you were widowed before January 1, 2013, and did not remarry before the end of 2013. Irs forms amended return You may, however, be able to use another filing status that will give you a lower tax. Irs forms amended return See Head of Household and Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child , later, to see if you qualify. Irs forms amended return How to file. Irs forms amended return   You can file Form 1040. Irs forms amended return If you have taxable income of less than $100,000, you may be able to file Form 1040A. Irs forms amended return If, in addition, you have no dependents, and are under 65 and not blind, and meet other requirements, you can file Form 1040EZ. Irs forms amended return If you file Form 1040A or Form 1040, show your filing status as single by checking the box on line 1. Irs forms amended return Use the Single column of the Tax Table or Section A of the Tax Computation Worksheet to figure your tax. Irs forms amended return Married Filing Jointly You can choose married filing jointly as your filing status if you are considered married and both you and your spouse agree to file a joint return. Irs forms amended return On a joint return, you and your spouse report your combined income and deduct your combined allowable expenses. Irs forms amended return You can file a joint return even if one of you had no income or deductions. Irs forms amended return If you and your spouse decide to file a joint return, your tax may be lower than your combined tax for the other filing statuses. Irs forms amended return Also, your standard deduction (if you do not itemize deductions) may be higher, and you may qualify for tax benefits that do not apply to other filing statuses. Irs forms amended return If you and your spouse each have income, you may want to figure your tax both on a joint return and on separate returns (using the filing status of married filing separately). Irs forms amended return You can choose the method that gives the two of you the lower combined tax. Irs forms amended return How to file. Irs forms amended return   If you file as married filing jointly, you can use Form 1040. Irs forms amended return If you and your spouse have taxable income of less than $100,000, you may be able to file Form 1040A. Irs forms amended return If, in addition, you and your spouse have no dependents, are both under 65 and not blind, and meet other requirements, you can file Form 1040EZ. Irs forms amended return If you file Form 1040 or Form 1040A, show this filing status by checking the box on line 2. Irs forms amended return Use the Married filing jointly column of the Tax Table or Section B of the Tax Computation Worksheet to figure your tax. Irs forms amended return Spouse died. Irs forms amended return   If your spouse died during the year, you are considered married for the whole year and can choose married filing jointly as your filing status. Irs forms amended return See Spouse died during the year under Marital Status, earlier, for more information. Irs forms amended return   If your spouse died in 2014 before filing a 2013 return, you can choose married filing jointly as your filing status on your 2013 return. Irs forms amended return Divorced persons. Irs forms amended return   If you are divorced under a final decree by the last day of the year, you are considered unmarried for the whole year and you cannot choose married filing jointly as your filing status. Irs forms amended return Filing a Joint Return Both you and your spouse must include all of your income, exemptions, and deductions on your joint return. Irs forms amended return Accounting period. Irs forms amended return   Both of you must use the same accounting period, but you can use different accounting methods. Irs forms amended return See Accounting Periods and Accounting Methods in chapter 1. Irs forms amended return Joint responsibility. Irs forms amended return   Both of you may be held responsible, jointly and individually, for the tax and any interest or penalty due on your joint return. Irs forms amended return This means that if one spouse does not pay the tax due, the other may have to. Irs forms amended return Or, if one spouse does not report the correct tax, both spouses may be responsible for any additional taxes assessed by the IRS. Irs forms amended return One spouse may be held responsible for all the tax due even if all the income was earned by the other spouse. Irs forms amended return You may want to file separately if: You believe your spouse is not reporting all of his or her income, or You do not want to be responsible for any taxes due if your spouse does not have enough tax withheld or does not pay enough estimated tax. Irs forms amended return Divorced taxpayer. Irs forms amended return   You may be held jointly and individually responsible for any tax, interest, and penalties due on a joint return filed before your divorce. Irs forms amended return This responsibility may apply even if your divorce decree states that your former spouse will be responsible for any amounts due on previously filed joint returns. Irs forms amended return Relief from joint responsibility. Irs forms amended return   In some cases, one spouse may be relieved of joint responsibility for tax, interest, and penalties on a joint return for items of the other spouse that were incorrectly reported on the joint return. Irs forms amended return You can ask for relief no matter how small the liability. Irs forms amended return   There are three types of relief available. Irs forms amended return Innocent spouse relief. Irs forms amended return Separation of liability (available only to joint filers who are divorced, widowed, legally separated, or have not lived together for the 12 months ending on the date the election for this relief is filed). Irs forms amended return Equitable relief. Irs forms amended return    You must file Form 8857, Request for Innocent Spouse Relief, to request relief from joint responsibility. Irs forms amended return Publication 971, Innocent Spouse Relief, explains these kinds of relief and who may qualify for them. Irs forms amended return Signing a joint return. Irs forms amended return   For a return to be considered a joint return, both spouses generally must sign the return. Irs forms amended return Spouse died before signing. Irs forms amended return   If your spouse died before signing the return, the executor or administrator must sign the return for your spouse. Irs forms amended return If neither you nor anyone else has yet been appointed as executor or administrator, you can sign the return for your spouse and enter “Filing as surviving spouse” in the area where you sign the return. Irs forms amended return Spouse away from home. Irs forms amended return   If your spouse is away from home, you should prepare the return, sign it, and send it to your spouse to sign so that it can be filed on time. Irs forms amended return Injury or disease prevents signing. Irs forms amended return   If your spouse cannot sign because of disease or injury and tells you to sign for him or her, you can sign your spouse's name in the proper space on the return followed by the words “By (your name), Husband (or Wife). Irs forms amended return ” Be sure to also sign in the space provided for your signature. Irs forms amended return Attach a dated statement, signed by you, to the return. Irs forms amended return The statement should include the form number of the return you are filing, the tax year, and the reason your spouse cannot sign, and should state that your spouse has agreed to your signing for him or her. Irs forms amended return Signing as guardian of spouse. Irs forms amended return   If you are the guardian of your spouse who is mentally incompetent, you can sign the return for your spouse as guardian. Irs forms amended return Spouse in combat zone. Irs forms amended return   You can sign a joint return for your spouse if your spouse cannot sign because he or she is serving in a combat zone (such as the Persian Gulf Area, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, or Afghanistan), even if you do not have a power of attorney or other statement. Irs forms amended return Attach a signed statement to your return explaining that your spouse is serving in a combat zone. Irs forms amended return For more information on special tax rules for persons who are serving in a combat zone, or who are in missing status as a result of serving in a combat zone, see Publication 3, Armed Forces' Tax Guide. Irs forms amended return Other reasons spouse cannot sign. Irs forms amended return    If your spouse cannot sign the joint return for any other reason, you can sign for your spouse only if you are given a valid power of attorney (a legal document giving you permission to act for your spouse). Irs forms amended return Attach the power of attorney (or a copy of it) to your tax return. Irs forms amended return You can use Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative. Irs forms amended return Nonresident alien or dual-status alien. Irs forms amended return   Generally, a married couple cannot file a joint return if either one is a nonresident alien at any time during the tax year. Irs forms amended return However, if one spouse was a nonresident alien or dual-status alien who was married to a U. Irs forms amended return S. Irs forms amended return citizen or resident alien at the end of the year, the spouses can choose to file a joint return. Irs forms amended return If you do file a joint return, you and your spouse are both treated as U. Irs forms amended return S. Irs forms amended return residents for the entire tax year. Irs forms amended return See chapter 1 of Publication 519. Irs forms amended return Married Filing Separately You can choose married filing separately as your filing status if you are married. Irs forms amended return This filing status may benefit you if you want to be responsible only for your own tax or if it results in less tax than filing a joint return. Irs forms amended return If you and your spouse do not agree to file a joint return, you must use this filing status unless you qualify for head of household status, discussed later. Irs forms amended return You may be able to choose head of household filing status if you are considered unmarried because you live apart from your spouse and meet certain tests (explained later, under Head of Household ). Irs forms amended return This can apply to you even if you are not divorced or legally separated. Irs forms amended return If you qualify to file as head of household, instead of as married filing separately, your tax may be lower, you may be able to claim the earned income credit and certain other credits, and your standard deduction will be higher. Irs forms amended return The head of household filing status allows you to choose the standard deduction even if your spouse chooses to itemize deductions. Irs forms amended return See Head of Household , later, for more information. Irs forms amended return You will generally pay more combined tax on separate returns than you would on a joint return for the reasons listed under Special Rules, later. Irs forms amended return However, unless you are required to file separately, you should figure your tax both ways (on a joint return and on separate returns). Irs forms amended return This way you can make sure you are using the filing status that results in the lowest combined tax. Irs forms amended return When figuring the combined tax of a married couple, you may want to consider state taxes as well as federal taxes. Irs forms amended return How to file. Irs forms amended return   If you file a separate return, you generally report only your own income, exemptions, credits, and deductions. Irs forms amended return You can claim an exemption for your spouse only if your spouse had no gross income, is not filing a return, and was not the dependent of another person. Irs forms amended return You can file Form 1040. Irs forms amended return If your taxable income is less than $100,000, you may be able to file Form 1040A. Irs forms amended return Select this filing status by checking the box on line 3 of either form. Irs forms amended return Enter your spouse's full name and SSN or ITIN in the spaces provided. Irs forms amended return If your spouse does not have and is not required to have an SSN or ITIN, enter “NRA” in the space for your spouse's SSN. Irs forms amended return Use the Married filing separately column of the Tax Table or Section C of the Tax Computation Worksheet to figure your tax. Irs forms amended return Special Rules If you choose married filing separately as your filing status, the following special rules apply. Irs forms amended return Because of these special rules, you usually pay more tax on a separate return than if you use another filing status you qualify for. Irs forms amended return   Your tax rate generally is higher than on a joint return. Irs forms amended return Your exemption amount for figuring the alternative minimum tax is half that allowed on a joint return. Irs forms amended return You cannot take the credit for child and dependent care expenses in most cases, and the amount you can exclude from income under an employer's dependent care assistance program is limited to $2,500 (instead of $5,000). Irs forms amended return If you are legally separated or living apart from your spouse, you may be able to file a separate return and still take the credit. Irs forms amended return For more information about these expenses, the credit, and the exclusion, see chapter 32. Irs forms amended return You cannot take the earned income credit. Irs forms amended return You cannot take the exclusion or credit for adoption expenses in most cases. Irs forms amended return You cannot take the education credits (the American opportunity credit and lifetime learning credit), the deduction for student loan interest, or the tuition and fees deduction. Irs forms amended return You cannot exclude any interest income from qualified U. Irs forms amended return S. Irs forms amended return savings bonds you used for higher education expenses. Irs forms amended return If you lived with your spouse at any time during the tax year: You cannot claim the credit for the elderly or the disabled, and You must include in income a greater percentage (up to 85%) of any social security or equivalent railroad retirement benefits you received. Irs forms amended return The following credits and deductions are reduced at income levels half those for a joint return: The child tax credit, The retirement savings contributions credit, The deduction for personal exemptions, and Itemized deductions. Irs forms amended return Your capital loss deduction limit is $1,500 (instead of $3,000 on a joint return). Irs forms amended return If your spouse itemizes deductions, you cannot claim the standard deduction. Irs forms amended return If you can claim the standard deduction, your basic standard deduction is half the amount allowed on a joint return. Irs forms amended return Adjusted gross income (AGI) limits. Irs forms amended return   If your AGI on a separate return is lower than it would have been on a joint return, you may be able to deduct a larger amount for certain deductions that are limited by AGI, such as medical expenses. Irs forms amended return Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Irs forms amended return   You may not be able to deduct all or part of your contributions to a traditional IRA if you or your spouse were covered by an employee retirement plan at work during the year. Irs forms amended return Your deduction is reduced or eliminated if your income is more than a certain amount. Irs forms amended return This amount is much lower for married individuals who file separately and lived together at any time during the year. Irs forms amended return For more information, see How Much Can You Deduct in chapter 17. Irs forms amended return Rental activity losses. Irs forms amended return   If you actively participated in a passive rental real estate activity that produced a loss, you generally can deduct the loss from your nonpassive income, up to $25,000. Irs forms amended return This is called a special allowance. Irs forms amended return However, married persons filing separate returns who lived together at any time during the year cannot claim this special allowance. Irs forms amended return Married persons filing separate returns who lived apart at all times during the year are each allowed a $12,500 maximum special allowance for losses from passive real estate activities. Irs forms amended return See Limits on Rental Losses in chapter 9. Irs forms amended return Community property states. Irs forms amended return   If you live in Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, or Wisconsin and file separately, your income may be considered separate income or community income for income tax purposes. Irs forms amended return See Publication 555. Irs forms amended return Joint Return After Separate Returns You can change your filing status from a separate return to a joint return by filing an amended return using Form 1040X. Irs forms amended return You generally can change to a joint return any time within 3 years from the due date of the separate return or returns. Irs forms amended return This does not include any extensions. Irs forms amended return A separate return includes a return filed by you or your spouse claiming married filing separately, single, or head of household filing status. Irs forms amended return Separate Returns After Joint Return Once you file a joint return, you cannot choose to file separate returns for that year after the due date of the return. Irs forms amended return Exception. Irs forms amended return   A personal representative for a decedent can change from a joint return elected by the surviving spouse to a separate return for the decedent. Irs forms amended return The personal representative has 1 year from the due date of the return (including extensions) to make the change. Irs forms amended return See Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators, for more information on filing a return for a decedent. Irs forms amended return Head of Household You may be able to file as head of household if you meet all the following requirements. Irs forms amended return You are unmarried or “considered unmarried” on the last day of the year. Irs forms amended return See Marital Status , earlier, and Considered Unmarried , later. Irs forms amended return You paid more than half the cost of keeping up a home for the year. Irs forms amended return A qualifying person lived with you in the home for more than half the year (except for temporary absences, such as school). Irs forms amended return However, if the qualifying person is your dependent parent, he or she does not have to live with you. Irs forms amended return See Special rule for parent , later, under Qualifying Person. Irs forms amended return If you qualify to file as head of household, your tax rate usually will be lower than the rates for single or married filing separately. Irs forms amended return You will also receive a higher standard deduction than if you file as single or married filing separately. Irs forms amended return Kidnapped child. Irs forms amended return   A child may qualify you to file as head of household even if the child has been kidnapped. Irs forms amended return For more information, see Publication 501. Irs forms amended return How to file. Irs forms amended return   If you file as head of household, you can use Form 1040. Irs forms amended return If your taxable income is less than $100,000, you may be able to file Form 1040A. Irs forms amended return Indicate your choice of this filing status by checking the box on line 4 of either form. Irs forms amended return Use the Head of a household column of the Tax Table or Section D of the Tax Computation Worksheet to figure your tax. Irs forms amended return Considered Unmarried To qualify for head of household status, you must be either unmarried or considered unmarried on the last day of the year. Irs forms amended return You are considered unmarried on the last day of the tax year if you meet all the following tests. Irs forms amended return You file a separate return (defined earlier under Joint Return After Separate Returns ). Irs forms amended return You paid more than half the cost of keeping up your home for the tax year. Irs forms amended return Your spouse did not live in your home during the last 6 months of the tax year. Irs forms amended return Your spouse is considered to live in your home even if he or she is temporarily absent due to special circumstances. Irs forms amended return See Temporary absences , under Qualifying Person, later. Irs forms amended return Your home was the main home of your child, stepchild, or foster child for more than half the year. Irs forms amended return (See Home of qualifying person , under Qualifying Person, later, for rules applying to a child's birth, death, or temporary absence during the year. Irs forms amended return ) You must be able to claim an exemption for the child. Irs forms amended return However, you meet this test if you cannot claim the exemption only because the noncustodial parent can claim the child using the rules described in Children of divorced or separated parents (or parents who live apart) under Qualifying Child in chapter 3, or in Support Test for Children of Divorced or Separated Parents (or Parents Who Live Apart) under Qualifying Relative in chapter 3. Irs forms amended return The general rules for claiming an exemption for a dependent are explained under Exemptions for Dependents in chapter 3. Irs forms amended return If you were considered married for part of the year and lived in a community property state (listed earlier under Married Filing Separately), special rules may apply in determining your income and expenses. Irs forms amended return See Publication 555 for more information. Irs forms amended return Nonresident alien spouse. Irs forms amended return   You are considered unmarried for head of household purposes if your spouse was a nonresident alien at any time during the year and you do not choose to treat your nonresident spouse as a resident alien. Irs forms amended return However, your spouse is not a qualifying person for head of household purposes. Irs forms amended return You must have another qualifying person and meet the other tests to be eligible to file as a head of household. Irs forms amended return Choice to treat spouse as resident. Irs forms amended return   You are considered married if you choose to treat your spouse as a resident alien. Irs forms amended return See Publication 519. Irs forms amended return Keeping Up a Home To qualify for head of household status, you must pay more than half of the cost of keeping up a home for the year. Irs forms amended return You can determine whether you paid more than half of the cost of keeping up a home by using Worksheet 2–1. Irs forms amended return Worksheet 2-1. Irs forms amended return Cost of Keeping Up a Home   Amount You Paid Total Cost Property taxes $ $ Mortgage interest expense     Rent     Utility charges     Repairs/maintenance     Property insurance     Food consumed on the premises     Other household expenses     Totals $ $ Minus total amount you paid   () Amount others paid   $ If the total amount you paid is more than the amount others paid, you meet the requirement of paying more than half the cost of keeping up the home. Irs forms amended return Costs you include. Irs forms amended return   Include in the cost of keeping up a home expenses such as rent, mortgage interest, real estate taxes, insurance on the home, repairs, utilities, and food eaten in the home. Irs forms amended return   If you used payments you received under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or other public assistance programs to pay part of the cost of keeping up your home, you cannot count them as money you paid. Irs forms amended return However, you must include them in the total cost of keeping up your home to figure if you paid over half the cost. Irs forms amended return Costs you do not include. Irs forms amended return   Do not include the costs of clothing, education, medical treatment, vacations, life insurance, or transportation. Irs forms amended return Also, do not include the rental value of a home you own or the value of your services or those of a member of your household. Irs forms amended return Qualifying Person See Table 2-1 to see who is a qualifying person. Irs forms amended return Any person not described in Table 2-1 is not a qualifying person. Irs forms amended return Table 2-1. Irs forms amended return Who Is a Qualifying Person Qualifying You To File as Head of Household?1 Caution. Irs forms amended return See the text of this chapter for the other requirements you must meet to claim head of household filing status. Irs forms amended return IF the person is your . Irs forms amended return . Irs forms amended return . Irs forms amended return   AND . Irs forms amended return . Irs forms amended return . Irs forms amended return   THEN that person is . Irs forms amended return . Irs forms amended return . Irs forms amended return qualifying child (such as a son, daughter, or grandchild who lived with you more than half the year and meets certain other tests)2   he or she is single   a qualifying person, whether or not you can claim an exemption for the person. Irs forms amended return   he or she is married and you can claim an exemption for him or her   a qualifying person. Irs forms amended return   he or she is married and you cannot claim an exemption for him or her   not a qualifying person. Irs forms amended return 3 qualifying relative4 who is your father or mother   you can claim an exemption for him or her5   a qualifying person. Irs forms amended return 6   you cannot claim an exemption for him or her   not a qualifying person. Irs forms amended return qualifying relative4 other than your father or mother (such as a grandparent, brother, or sister who meets certain tests)   he or she lived with you more than half the year, and he or she is related to you in one of the ways listed under Relatives who do not have to live with you in chapter 3 and you can claim an exemption for him or her5   a qualifying person. Irs forms amended return   he or she did not live with you more than half the year   not a qualifying person. Irs forms amended return   he or she is not related to you in one of the ways listed under Relatives who do not have to live with you in chapter 3 and is your qualifying relative only because he or she lived with you all year as a member of your household   not a qualifying person. Irs forms amended return   you cannot claim an exemption for him or her   not a qualifying person. Irs forms amended return 1A person cannot qualify more than one taxpayer to use the head of household filing status for the year. Irs forms amended return 2The term “qualifying child” is defined in chapter 3. Irs forms amended return Note. Irs forms amended return If you are a noncustodial parent, the term “qualifying child” for head of household filing status does not include a child who is your qualifying child for exemption purposes only because of the rules described under Children of divorced or separated parents (or parents who live apart) under Qualifying Child in chapter 3. Irs forms amended return If you are the custodial parent and those rules apply, the child generally is your qualifying child for head of household filing status even though the child is not a qualifying child for whom you can claim an exemption. Irs forms amended return 3This person is a qualifying person if the only reason you cannot claim the exemption is that you can be claimed as a dependent on someone else's return. Irs forms amended return 4The term “ qualifying relative ” is defined in chapter 3. Irs forms amended return 5If you can claim an exemption for a person only because of a multiple support agreement, that person is not a qualifying person. Irs forms amended return See Multiple Support Agreement in chapter 3. Irs forms amended return 6See Special rule for parent . Irs forms amended return Example 1—child. Irs forms amended return Your unmarried son lived with you all year and was 18 years old at the end of the year. Irs forms amended return He did not provide more than half of his own support and does not meet the tests to be a qualifying child of anyone else. Irs forms amended return As a result, he is your qualifying child (see Qualifying Child in chapter 3) and, because he is single, your qualifying person for you to claim head of household filing status. Irs forms amended return Example 2—child who is not qualifying person. Irs forms amended return The facts are the same as in Example 1 except your son was 25 years old at the end of the year and his gross income was $5,000. Irs forms amended return Because he does not meet the age test (explained under Qualifying Child in chapter 3), your son is not your qualifying child. Irs forms amended return Because he does not meet the gross income test (explained later under Qualifying Relative in chapter 3), he is not your qualifying relative. Irs forms amended return As a result, he is not your qualifying person for head of household purposes. Irs forms amended return Example 3—girlfriend. Irs forms amended return Your girlfriend lived with you all year. Irs forms amended return Even though she may be your qualifying relative if the gross income and support tests (explained in chapter 3) are met, she is not your qualifying person for head of household purposes because she is not related to you in one of the ways listed under Relatives who do not have to live with you in chapter 3. Irs forms amended return See Table 2-1. Irs forms amended return Example 4—girlfriend's child. Irs forms amended return The facts are the same as in Example 3 except your girlfriend's 10-year-old son also lived with you all year. Irs forms amended return He is not your qualifying child and, because he is your girlfriend's qualifying child, he is not your qualifying relative (see Not a Qualifying Child Test in chapter 3). Irs forms amended return As a result, he is not your qualifying person for head of household purposes. Irs forms amended return Home of qualifying person. Irs forms amended return   Generally, the qualifying person must live with you for more than half of the year. Irs forms amended return Special rule for parent. Irs forms amended return   If your qualifying person is your father or mother, you may be eligible to file as head of household even if your father or mother does not live with you. Irs forms amended return However, you must be able to claim an exemption for your father or mother. Irs forms amended return Also, you must pay more than half the cost of keeping up a home that was the main home for the entire year for your father or mother. Irs forms amended return   You are keeping up a main home for your father or mother if you pay more than half the cost of keeping your parent in a rest home or home for the elderly. Irs forms amended return Death or birth. Irs forms amended return   You may be eligible to file as head of household even if the individual who qualifies you for this filing status is born or dies during the year. Irs forms amended return If the individual is your qualifying child, the child must have lived with you for more than half the part of the year he or she was alive. Irs forms amended return If the individual is anyone else, see Publication 501. Irs forms amended return Temporary absences. Irs forms amended return   You and your qualifying person are considered to live together even if one or both of you are temporarily absent from your home due to special circumstances such as illness, education, business, vacation, or military service. Irs forms amended return It must be reasonable to assume the absent person will return to the home after the temporary absence. Irs forms amended return You must continue to keep up the home during the absence. Irs forms amended return Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child If your spouse died in 2013, you can use married filing jointly as your filing status for 2013 if you otherwise qualify to use that status. Irs forms amended return The year of death is the last year for which you can file jointly with your deceased spouse. Irs forms amended return See Married Filing Jointly , earlier. Irs forms amended return You may be eligible to use qualifying widow(er) with dependent child as your filing status for 2 years following the year your spouse died. Irs forms amended return For example, if your spouse died in 2012, and you have not remarried, you may be able to use this filing status for 2013 and 2014. Irs forms amended return This filing status entitles you to use joint return tax rates and the highest standard deduction amount (if you do not itemize deductions). Irs forms amended return It does not entitle you to file a joint return. Irs forms amended return How to file. Irs forms amended return   If you file as qualifying widow(er) with dependent child, you can use Form 1040. Irs forms amended return If you also have taxable income of less than $100,000 and meet certain other conditions, you may be able to file Form 1040A. Irs forms amended return Check the box on line 5 of either form. Irs forms amended return Use the Married filing jointly column of the Tax Table or Section B of the Tax Computation Worksheet to figure your tax. Irs forms amended return Eligibility rules. Irs forms amended return   You are eligible to file your 2013 return as a qualifying widow(er) with dependent child if you meet all of the following tests. Irs forms amended return You were entitled to file a joint return with your spouse for the year your spouse died. Irs forms amended return It does not matter whether you actually filed a joint return. Irs forms amended return Your spouse died in 2011 or 2012 and you did not remarry before the end of 2013. Irs forms amended return You have a child or stepchild for whom you can claim an exemption. Irs forms amended return This does not include a foster child. Irs forms amended return This child lived in your home all year, except for temporary absences. Irs forms amended return See Temporary absences , earlier, under Head of Household. Irs forms amended return There are also exceptions, described later, for a child who was born or died during the year and for a kidnapped child. Irs forms amended return You paid more than half the cost of keeping up a home for the year. Irs forms amended return See Keeping Up a Home , earlier, under Head of Household. Irs forms amended return Example. Irs forms amended return John's wife died in 2011. Irs forms amended return John has not remarried. Irs forms amended return During 2012 and 2013, he continued to keep up a home for himself and his child, who lives with him and for whom he can claim an exemption. Irs forms amended return For 2011 he was entitled to file a joint return for himself and his deceased wife. Irs forms amended return For 2012 and 2013, he can file as qualifying widower with a dependent child. Irs forms amended return After 2013 he can file as head of household if he qualifies. Irs forms amended return Death or birth. Irs forms amended return    You may be eligible to file as a qualifying widow(er) with dependent child if the child who qualifies you for this filing status is born or dies during the year. Irs forms amended return You must have provided more than half of the cost of keeping up a home that was the child's main home during the entire part of the year he or she was alive. Irs forms amended return Kidnapped child. Irs forms amended return   A child may qualify you for qualifying widow(er) with dependent child, even if the child has been kidnapped. Irs forms amended return See Publication 501. Irs forms amended return    As mentioned earlier, this filing status is available for only 2 years following the year your spouse died. 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Irs forms amended return Publication 536 - Main Content Table of Contents NOL Steps How To Figure an NOLNonbusiness deductions (line 6). Irs forms amended return Nonbusiness income (line 7). Irs forms amended return Nonbusiness capital losses. Irs forms amended return Business capital losses. Irs forms amended return Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule A When To Use an NOLExceptions to 2-Year Carryback Rule Waiving the Carryback Period How To Carry an NOL Back or Forward How To Claim an NOL DeductionDeducting a Carryback Deducting a Carryforward Change in Marital Status Change in Filing Status Illustrated Form 1045 How To Figure an NOL CarryoverIllustrated Form 1045, Schedule B NOL Carryover From 2013 to 2014Worksheet Instructions How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics NOL Steps Follow Steps 1 through 5 to figure and use your NOL. Irs forms amended return Step 1. Irs forms amended return   Complete your tax return for the year. Irs forms amended return You may have an NOL if a negative figure appears on the line below: Individuals — Form 1040, line 41, or Form 1040NR, line 39. Irs forms amended return Estates and trusts — Form 1041, line 22. Irs forms amended return   If the amount on that line is not negative, stop here — you do not have an NOL. Irs forms amended return Step 2. Irs forms amended return   Determine whether you have an NOL and its amount. Irs forms amended return See How To Figure an NOL , later. Irs forms amended return If you do not have an NOL, stop here. Irs forms amended return Step 3. Irs forms amended return   Decide whether to carry the NOL back to a past year or to waive the carryback period and instead carry the NOL forward to a future year. Irs forms amended return See When To Use an NOL , later. Irs forms amended return Step 4. Irs forms amended return   Deduct the NOL in the carryback or carryforward year. Irs forms amended return See How To Claim an NOL Deduction , later. Irs forms amended return If your NOL deduction is equal to or less than your taxable income without the deduction, stop here — you have used up your NOL. Irs forms amended return Step 5. Irs forms amended return   Determine the amount of your unused NOL. Irs forms amended return See How To Figure an NOL Carryover , later. Irs forms amended return Carry over the unused NOL to the next carryback or carryforward year and begin again at Step 4. Irs forms amended return Note. Irs forms amended return   If your NOL deduction includes more than one NOL amount, apply Step 5 separately to each NOL amount, starting with the amount from the earliest year. Irs forms amended return How To Figure an NOL If your deductions for the year are more than your income for the year, you may have an NOL. Irs forms amended return There are rules that limit what you can deduct when figuring an NOL. Irs forms amended return In general, the following items are not allowed when figuring an NOL. Irs forms amended return Any deduction for personal exemptions. Irs forms amended return Capital losses in excess of capital gains. Irs forms amended return The section 1202 exclusion of the gain from the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock. Irs forms amended return Nonbusiness deductions in excess of nonbusiness income. Irs forms amended return The net operating loss deduction. Irs forms amended return The domestic production activities deduction. Irs forms amended return Form 1045, Schedule A. Irs forms amended return   Use Form 1045, Schedule A, to figure an NOL. Irs forms amended return The following discussion explains Schedule A and includes an illustrated example. Irs forms amended return   First, complete Form 1045, Schedule A, line 1, using amounts from your return. Irs forms amended return If line 1 is a negative amount, you may have an NOL. Irs forms amended return   Next, complete the rest of Form 1045, Schedule A, to figure your NOL. Irs forms amended return Nonbusiness deductions (line 6). Irs forms amended return   Enter on line 6 deductions that are not connected to your trade or business or your employment. Irs forms amended return Examples of deductions not related to your trade or business are: Alimony paid, Deductions for contributions to an IRA or a self-employed retirement plan, Health savings account deduction, Archer medical savings account deduction, Most itemized deductions (except for casualty and theft losses, state income tax on trade and business income, and any employee business expenses), and The standard deduction. Irs forms amended return   Do not include on line 6 the deduction for personal exemptions for you, your spouse, or your dependents. Irs forms amended return   Do not enter business deductions on line 6. Irs forms amended return These are deductions that are connected to your trade or business. Irs forms amended return They include the following. Irs forms amended return State income tax on income attributable to trade or business (including wages, salary, and unemployment compensation). Irs forms amended return Moving expenses. Irs forms amended return Educator expenses. Irs forms amended return The deduction for the deductible part of self-employed health insurance. Irs forms amended return Domestic production activities deduction. Irs forms amended return Rental losses. Irs forms amended return Loss on the sale or exchange of business real estate or depreciable property. Irs forms amended return Your share of a business loss from a partnership or an S corporation. Irs forms amended return Ordinary loss on the sale or exchange of stock in a small business corporation or a small business investment company. Irs forms amended return If you itemize your deductions, casualty and theft losses (even if they involve nonbusiness property) and employee business expenses (such as union dues, uniforms, tools, education expenses, and travel and transportation expenses). Irs forms amended return Loss on the sale of accounts receivable (if you use an accrual method of accounting). Irs forms amended return Interest and litigation expenses on state and federal income taxes related to your business. Irs forms amended return Unrecovered investment in a pension or annuity claimed on a decedent's final return. Irs forms amended return Payment by a federal employee to buy back sick leave used in an earlier year. Irs forms amended return Nonbusiness income (line 7). Irs forms amended return   Enter on line 7 only income that is not related to your trade or business or your employment. Irs forms amended return For example, enter your annuity income, dividends, and interest on investments. Irs forms amended return Also, include your share of nonbusiness income from partnerships and S corporations. Irs forms amended return   Do not include on line 7 the income you receive from your trade or business or your employment. Irs forms amended return This includes salaries and wages, self-employment income, unemployment compensation included in your gross income, and your share of business income from partnerships and S corporations. Irs forms amended return Also, do not include rental income or ordinary gain from the sale or other disposition of business real estate or depreciable business property. Irs forms amended return Adjustment for section 1202 exclusion (line 17). Irs forms amended return   Enter on line 17 any gain you excluded under section 1202 on the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock. Irs forms amended return Adjustments for capital losses (lines 19–22). Irs forms amended return   The amount deductible for capital losses is limited based on whether the losses are business capital losses or nonbusiness capital losses. Irs forms amended return Nonbusiness capital losses. Irs forms amended return   You can deduct your nonbusiness capital losses (line 2) only up to the amount of your nonbusiness capital gains without regard to any section 1202 exclusion (line 3). Irs forms amended return If your nonbusiness capital losses are more than your nonbusiness capital gains without regard to any section 1202 exclusion, you cannot deduct the excess. Irs forms amended return Business capital losses. Irs forms amended return   You can deduct your business capital losses (line 11) only up to the total of: Your nonbusiness capital gains that are more than the total of your nonbusiness capital losses and excess nonbusiness deductions (line 10), and Your total business capital gains without regard to any section 1202 exclusion (line 12). Irs forms amended return Domestic production activities deduction (line 23). Irs forms amended return   You cannot take the domestic production activities deduction when figuring your NOL. Irs forms amended return Enter on line 23 any domestic production activities deduction claimed on your return. Irs forms amended return NOLs from other years (line 24). Irs forms amended return   You cannot deduct any NOL carryovers or carrybacks from other years. Irs forms amended return Enter the total amount of your NOL deduction for losses from other years. Irs forms amended return Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule A The following example illustrates how to figure an NOL. Irs forms amended return It includes filled-in pages 1 and 2 of Form 1040 and Form 1045, Schedule A. Irs forms amended return Example. Irs forms amended return Glenn Johnson is in the retail record business. Irs forms amended return He is single and has the following income and deductions on his Form 1040 for 2013. Irs forms amended return See the illustrated Form 1040 , later. Irs forms amended return INCOME   Wages from part-time job $1,225 Interest on savings 425 Net long-term capital gain on sale of real estate used in business 2,000 Glenn's total income $3,650 DEDUCTIONS   Net loss from business (gross income of $67,000 minus expenses of $72,000) $5,000 Net short-term capital loss on sale of stock 1,000 Standard deduction 6,100 Personal exemption 3,900 Glenn's total deductions $16,000 Glenn's deductions exceed his income by $12,350 ($16,000 − $3,650). Irs forms amended return However, to figure whether he has an NOL, certain deductions are not allowed. Irs forms amended return He uses Form 1045, Schedule A, to figure his NOL. Irs forms amended return See the Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule A , later. Irs forms amended return The following items are not allowed on Form 1045, Schedule A. Irs forms amended return Nonbusiness net short-term capital loss $1,000 Nonbusiness deductions (standard deduction, $6,100) minus nonbusiness income (interest, $425) 5,675 Deduction for personal exemption 3,900 Total adjustments to net loss $10,575     Therefore, Glenn's NOL for 2013 is figured as follows: Glenn's total 2013 income $3,650 Less:     Glenn's original 2013 total deductions $16,000   Reduced by the disallowed items − 10,575 − 5,425 Glenn's NOL for 2013 $1,775 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Irs forms amended return Please click the link to view the image. Irs forms amended return Form 1040, page 1 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Irs forms amended return Please click the link to view the image. Irs forms amended return Form 1040, page 2 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Irs forms amended return Please click the link to view the image. Irs forms amended return Form 1045, page 2 When To Use an NOL Generally, if you have an NOL for a tax year ending in 2013, you must carry back the entire amount of the NOL to the 2 tax years before the NOL year (the carryback period), and then carry forward any remaining NOL for up to 20 years after the NOL year (the carryforward period). Irs forms amended return You can, however, choose not to carry back an NOL and only carry it forward. Irs forms amended return See Waiving the Carryback Period , later. Irs forms amended return You cannot deduct any part of the NOL remaining after the 20-year carryforward period. Irs forms amended return NOL year. Irs forms amended return   This is the year in which the NOL occurred. Irs forms amended return Exceptions to 2-Year Carryback Rule Eligible losses, farming losses, qualified disaster losses, and specified liability losses, all defined next, qualify for longer carryback periods. Irs forms amended return Eligible loss. Irs forms amended return   The carryback period for eligible losses is 3 years. Irs forms amended return Only the eligible loss portion of the NOL can be carried back 3 years. Irs forms amended return An eligible loss is any part of an NOL that: Is from a casualty or theft, or Is attributable to a federally declared disaster for a qualified small business or certain qualified farming businesses. Irs forms amended return Qualified small business. Irs forms amended return   A qualified small business is a sole proprietorship or a partnership that has average annual gross receipts (reduced by returns and allowances) of $5 million or less during the 3-year period ending with the tax year of the NOL. Irs forms amended return If the business did not exist for this entire 3-year period, use the period the business was in existence. Irs forms amended return   An eligible loss does not include a farming loss or a qualified disaster loss. Irs forms amended return Farming loss. Irs forms amended return   The carryback period for a farming loss is 5 years. Irs forms amended return Only the farming loss portion of the NOL can be carried back 5 years. Irs forms amended return A farming loss is the smaller of: The amount that would be the NOL for the tax year if only income and deductions attributable to farming businesses were taken into account, or The NOL for the tax year. Irs forms amended return Farming business. Irs forms amended return   A farming business is a trade or business involving cultivation of land or the raising or harvesting of any agricultural or horticultural commodity. Irs forms amended return A farming business can include operating a nursery or sod farm or raising or harvesting most ornamental trees or trees bearing fruit, nuts, or other crops. Irs forms amended return The raising, shearing, feeding, caring for, training, and management of animals is also considered a farming business. Irs forms amended return   A farming business does not include contract harvesting of an agricultural or horticultural commodity grown or raised by someone else. Irs forms amended return It also does not include a business in which you merely buy or sell plants or animals grown or raised entirely by someone else. Irs forms amended return Waiving the 5-year carryback. Irs forms amended return   You can choose to figure the carryback period for a farming loss without regard to the special 5-year carryback rule. Irs forms amended return To make this choice for 2013, attach to your 2013 income tax return filed by the due date (including extensions) a statement that you are choosing to treat any 2013 farming losses without regard to the special 5-year carryback rule. Irs forms amended return If you filed your original return on time but did not file the statement with it, you can make this choice on an amended return filed within 6 months after the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Irs forms amended return Attach an election statement to your amended return, and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Irs forms amended return 9100-2” at the top of the statement. Irs forms amended return Once made, this choice is irrevocable. Irs forms amended return Qualified disaster loss. Irs forms amended return   The carryback period for a qualified disaster loss is 5 years. Irs forms amended return Only the qualified disaster loss portion of the NOL can be carried back 5 years. Irs forms amended return A qualified disaster loss is the smaller of: The sum of: Any losses attributable to a federally declared disaster and occurring before January 1, 2010, in the disaster area, plus Any allowable qualified disaster expenses (even if you did not choose to treat those expenses as deductions in the current year), or The NOL for the tax year. Irs forms amended return Qualified disaster expenses. Irs forms amended return   A qualified disaster expense is any capital expense paid or incurred in connection with a trade or business or with business-related property which is: For the abatement or control of hazardous substances that were released as a result of a federally declared disaster occurring before January 1, 2010, For the removal of debris from, or the demolition of structures on, real property which is business-related property damaged or destroyed as a result of a federally declared disaster occurring before January 1, 2010, or For the repair of business-related property damaged as a result of a federally declared disaster occurring before January 1, 2010. Irs forms amended return Business-related property is property held for use in a trade or business, property held for the production of income, or inventory property. Irs forms amended return Note. Irs forms amended return Section 198A allows taxpayers to treat certain capital expenses (qualified disaster expenses) as deductions in the year the expenses were paid or incurred. Irs forms amended return Excluded losses. Irs forms amended return   A qualified disaster loss does not include any losses from property used in connection with any private or commercial golf course, country club, massage parlor, hot tub facility, suntan facility, or any store for which the principal business is the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption off premises. Irs forms amended return   A qualified disaster loss also does not include any losses from any gambling or animal racing property. Irs forms amended return Gambling or animal racing property is any equipment, furniture, software, or other property used directly in connection with gambling, the racing of animals, or the on-site viewing of such racing, and the portion of any real property (determined by square footage) that is dedicated to gambling, the racing of animals, or the on-site viewing of such racing, unless this portion is less than 100 square feet. Irs forms amended return Specified liability loss. Irs forms amended return   The carryback period for a specified liability loss is 10 years. Irs forms amended return Only the specified liability loss portion of the NOL can be carried back 10 years. Irs forms amended return Generally, a specified liability loss is a loss arising from: Product liability and expenses incurred in the investigation or settlement of, or opposition to, product liability claims, or An act (or failure to act) that occurred at least 3 years before the beginning of the loss year and resulted in a liability under a federal or state law requiring: Reclamation of land, Dismantling of a drilling platform, Remediation of environmental contamination, or Payment under any workers compensation act. Irs forms amended return   Any loss from a liability arising from (1) through (4) above can be taken into account as a specified liability loss only if you used an accrual method of accounting throughout the period in which the act (or failure to act) occurred. Irs forms amended return For details, see section 172(f). Irs forms amended return Waiving the 10-year carryback. Irs forms amended return   You can choose to figure the carryback period for a specified liability loss without regard to the special 10-year carryback rule. Irs forms amended return To make this choice for 2013 attach to your 2013 income tax return filed by the due date (including extensions) a statement that you are choosing to treat any 2013 specified liability losses without regard to the special 10-year carryback rule. Irs forms amended return If you filed your original return on time but did not file the statement with it, you can make this choice on an amended return filed within 6 months after the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Irs forms amended return Attach a statement to your amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Irs forms amended return 9100-2” at the top of the statement. Irs forms amended return Once made, this choice is irrevocable. Irs forms amended return Waiving the Carryback Period You can choose not to carry back your NOL. Irs forms amended return If you make this choice, then you can use your NOL only in the 20-year carryforward period. Irs forms amended return (This choice means you also choose not to carry back any alternative tax NOL. Irs forms amended return ) To make this choice, attach a statement to your original return filed by the due date (including extensions) for the NOL year. Irs forms amended return This statement must show that you are choosing to waive the carryback period under section 172(b)(3). Irs forms amended return If you filed your original return on time but did not file the statement with it, you can make this choice on an amended return filed within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Irs forms amended return Attach a statement to your amended return, and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Irs forms amended return 9100-2” at the top of the statement. Irs forms amended return Once you choose to waive the carryback period, it generally is irrevocable. Irs forms amended return If you choose to waive the carryback period for more than one NOL, you must make a separate choice and attach a separate statement for each NOL year. Irs forms amended return If you do not file this statement on time, you cannot waive the carryback period. Irs forms amended return How To Carry an NOL Back or Forward If you choose to carry back the NOL, you must first carry the entire NOL to the earliest carryback year. Irs forms amended return If your NOL is not used up, you can carry the rest to the next earliest carryback year, and so on. Irs forms amended return If you waive the carryback period or do not use up the NOL in the carryback period, carry forward what remains of the NOL to the 20 tax years following the NOL year. Irs forms amended return Start by carrying it to the first tax year after the NOL year. Irs forms amended return If you do not use it up, carry the unused part to the next year. Irs forms amended return Continue to carry any unused part of the NOL forward until the NOL is used up or you complete the 20-year carryforward period. Irs forms amended return Example 1. Irs forms amended return You started your business as a sole proprietor in 2013 and had a $42,000 NOL for the year. Irs forms amended return No part of the NOL qualifies for the 3-year, 5-year, or 10-year carryback. Irs forms amended return You begin using your NOL in 2011, the second year before the NOL year, as shown in the following chart. Irs forms amended return Year   Carryback/  Carryover Unused  Loss 2011 $42,000 $40,000 2012 40,000 37,000 2013 (NOL year)     2014 37,000 31,500 2015 31,500 22,500 2016 22,500 12,700 2017 12,700 4,000 2018 4,000 -0- If your loss were larger, you could carry it forward until the year 2033. Irs forms amended return If you still had an unused 2013 carryforward after the year 2033, you would not be allowed to deduct it. Irs forms amended return Example 2. Irs forms amended return Assume the same facts as in Example 1 , except that $4,000 of the NOL is attributable to a casualty loss and this loss qualifies for a 3-year carryback period. Irs forms amended return You begin using the $4,000 in 2010. Irs forms amended return As shown in the following chart, $3,000 of this NOL is used in 2010. Irs forms amended return The remaining $1,000 is carried to 2011 with the $38,000 NOL that you must begin using in 2011. Irs forms amended return Year   Carryback/  Carryover Unused  Loss 2010 $4,000 $1,000 2011 39,000 37,000 2012 37,000 34,000 2013 (NOL year)     2014 34,000 28,500 2015 28,500 19,500 2016 19,500 9,700 2017 9,700 1,000 2018 1,000 -0- How To Claim an NOL Deduction If you have not already carried the NOL to an earlier year, your NOL deduction is the total NOL. Irs forms amended return If you carried the NOL to an earlier year, your NOL deduction is the carried over NOL minus the NOL amount you used in the earlier year or years. Irs forms amended return If you carry more than one NOL to the same year, your NOL deduction is the total of these carrybacks and carryovers. Irs forms amended return NOL resulting in no taxable income. Irs forms amended return   If your NOL is more than the taxable income of the year you carry it to (figured before deducting the NOL), you generally will have an NOL carryover to the next year. Irs forms amended return See How To Figure an NOL Carryover , later, to determine how much NOL you have used and how much you carry to the next year. Irs forms amended return Deducting a Carryback If you carry back your NOL, you can use either Form 1045 or Form 1040X. Irs forms amended return You can get your refund faster by using Form 1045, but you have a shorter time to file it. Irs forms amended return You can use Form 1045 to apply an NOL to all carryback years. Irs forms amended return If you use Form 1040X, you must use a separate Form 1040X for each carryback year to which you apply the NOL. Irs forms amended return Estates and trusts that do not file Form 1045 must file an amended Form 1041 (instead of Form 1040X) for each carryback year to which NOLs are applied. Irs forms amended return Use a copy of the appropriate year's Form 1041, check the “Amended return” box, and follow the Form 1041 instructions for amended returns. Irs forms amended return Include the NOL deduction with other deductions not subject to the 2% limit (line 15a). Irs forms amended return Also, see the special procedures for filing an amended return due to an NOL carryback, explained under Form 1040X , later. Irs forms amended return Form 1045. Irs forms amended return   You can apply for a quick refund by filing Form 1045. Irs forms amended return This form results in a tentative adjustment of tax in the carryback year. Irs forms amended return See the Illustrated Form 1045 . Irs forms amended return at the end of this discussion. Irs forms amended return   If the IRS refunds or credits an amount to you from Form 1045 and later determines that the refund or credit is too much, the IRS may assess and collect the excess immediately. Irs forms amended return   Generally, you must file Form 1045 on or after the date you file your tax return for the NOL year, but not later than one year after the end of the NOL year. Irs forms amended return If the last day of the NOL year falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the form will be considered timely if postmarked on the next business day. Irs forms amended return For example, if you are a calendar year taxpayer with a carryback from 2013 to 2011, you must file Form 1045 on or after the date you file your tax return for 2013, but no later than December 31, 2014. Irs forms amended return Form 1040X. Irs forms amended return   If you do not file Form 1045, you can file Form 1040X to get a refund of tax because of an NOL carryback. Irs forms amended return File Form 1040X within 3 years after the due date, including extensions, for filing the return for the NOL year. Irs forms amended return For example, if you are a calendar year taxpayer and filed your 2011 return by the April 15, 2012, due date, you must file a claim for refund of 2008 tax because of an NOL carryback from 2011 by April 15, 2015. Irs forms amended return   Attach a computation of your NOL using Form 1045, Schedule A, and, if it applies, your NOL carryover using Form 1045, Schedule B, discussed later . Irs forms amended return Refiguring your tax. Irs forms amended return   To refigure your total tax liability for a carryback year, first refigure your adjusted gross income for that year. Irs forms amended return (On Form 1045, use lines 10 and 11 and the “After carryback” column for the applicable carryback year. Irs forms amended return ) Use your adjusted gross income after applying the NOL deduction to refigure income or deduction items that are based on, or limited to, a percentage of your adjusted gross income. Irs forms amended return Refigure the following items. Irs forms amended return The special allowance for passive activity losses from rental real estate activities. Irs forms amended return Taxable social security and tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. Irs forms amended return IRA deductions. Irs forms amended return Excludable savings bond interest. Irs forms amended return Excludable employer-provided adoption benefits. Irs forms amended return The student loan interest deduction. Irs forms amended return The tuition and fees deduction. Irs forms amended return   If more than one of these items apply, refigure them in the order listed above, using your adjusted gross income after applying the NOL deduction and any previous item. Irs forms amended return (Enter your NOL deduction on Form 1045, line 10. Irs forms amended return On line 11, using the “After carryback” column, enter your adjusted gross income refigured after applying the NOL deduction and after refiguring any above items. Irs forms amended return )   Next, refigure your taxable income. Irs forms amended return (On Form 1045, use lines 12 through 15 and the “After carryback” column. Irs forms amended return ) Use your refigured adjusted gross income (Form 1045, line 11, using the “After carryback” column) to refigure certain deductions and other items that are based on or limited to a percentage of your adjusted gross income. Irs forms amended return Refigure the following items. Irs forms amended return The itemized deduction for medical expenses. Irs forms amended return The itemized deduction for qualified mortgage insurance premiums. Irs forms amended return The itemized deduction for casualty losses. Irs forms amended return Miscellaneous itemized deductions subject to the 2% limit. Irs forms amended return The overall limit on itemized deductions (do not apply to carryback years beginning after December 31, 2009). Irs forms amended return The phaseout of the deduction for exemptions (do not apply to carryback years beginning after December 31, 2009). Irs forms amended return Qualified motor vehicle tax (do not apply to carryback years beginning after December 31, 2009). Irs forms amended return    Do not refigure the itemized deduction for charitable contributions. Irs forms amended return   Finally, use your refigured taxable income (Form 1045, line 15, using the “After carryback” column) to refigure your total tax liability. Irs forms amended return Refigure your income tax, your alternative minimum tax, and any credits that are based on or limited by your adjusted gross income (AGI), modified adjusted gross income (MAGI), or tax liability. Irs forms amended return (On Form 1045, use lines 16 through 25, and the “After carryback” column. Irs forms amended return ) The earned income credit, for example, may be affected by changes to adjusted gross income or the amount of tax (or both) and, therefore, must be recomputed. Irs forms amended return If you become eligible for a credit because of the carryback, complete the form for that specific credit (such as the EIC Worksheet) for that year. Irs forms amended return   While it is necessary to refigure your income tax, alternative minimum tax, and credits, do not refigure your self-employment tax. Irs forms amended return Deducting a Carryforward If you carry forward your NOL to a tax year after the NOL year, list your NOL deduction as a negative figure on the “Other income” line of Form 1040 or Form 1040NR (line 21 for 2013). Irs forms amended return Estates and trusts include an NOL deduction on Form 1041 with other deductions not subject to the 2% limit (line 15a for 2013). Irs forms amended return You must attach a statement that shows all the important facts about the NOL. Irs forms amended return Your statement should include a computation showing how you figured the NOL deduction. Irs forms amended return If you deduct more than one NOL in the same year, your statement must cover each of them. Irs forms amended return Change in Marital Status If you and your spouse were not married to each other in all years involved in figuring NOL carrybacks and carryovers, only the spouse who had the loss can take the NOL deduction. Irs forms amended return If you file a joint return, the NOL deduction is limited to the income of that spouse. Irs forms amended return For example, if your marital status changes because of death or divorce, and in a later year you have an NOL, you can carry back that loss only to the part of the income reported on the joint return (filed with your former spouse) that was related to your taxable income. Irs forms amended return After you deduct the NOL in the carryback year, the joint rates apply to the resulting taxable income. Irs forms amended return Refund limit. Irs forms amended return   If you are not married in the NOL year (or are married to a different spouse), and in the carryback year you were married and filed a joint return, your refund for the overpaid joint tax may be limited. Irs forms amended return You can claim a refund for the difference between your share of the refigured tax and your contribution toward the tax paid on the joint return. Irs forms amended return The refund cannot be more than the joint overpayment. Irs forms amended return Attach a statement showing how you figured your refund. Irs forms amended return Figuring your share of a joint tax liability. Irs forms amended return   There are five steps for figuring your share of the refigured joint tax liability. Irs forms amended return Figure your total tax as though you had filed as married filing separately. Irs forms amended return Figure your spouse's total tax as though your spouse had also filed as married filing separately. Irs forms amended return Add the amounts in (1) and (2). Irs forms amended return Divide the amount in (1) by the amount in (3). Irs forms amended return Multiply the refigured tax on your joint return by the amount figured in (4). Irs forms amended return This is your share of the joint tax liability. Irs forms amended return Figuring your contribution toward tax paid. Irs forms amended return   Unless you have an agreement or clear evidence of each spouse's contributions toward the payment of the joint tax liability, figure your contribution by adding the tax withheld on your wages and your share of joint estimated tax payments or tax paid with the return. Irs forms amended return If the original return for the carryback year resulted in an overpayment, reduce your contribution by your share of the tax refund. Irs forms amended return Figure your share of a joint payment or refund by the same method used in figuring your share of the joint tax liability. Irs forms amended return Use your taxable income as originally reported on the joint return in steps (1) and (2) above, and substitute the joint payment or refund for the refigured joint tax in step (5). Irs forms amended return Change in Filing Status If you and your spouse were married and filed a joint return for each year involved in figuring NOL carrybacks and carryovers, figure the NOL deduction on a joint return as you would for an individual. Irs forms amended return However, treat the NOL deduction as a joint NOL. Irs forms amended return If you and your spouse were married and filed separate returns for each year involved in figuring NOL carrybacks and carryovers, the spouse who sustained the loss may take the NOL deduction on a separate return. Irs forms amended return Special rules apply for figuring the NOL carrybacks and carryovers of married people whose filing status changes for any tax year involved in figuring an NOL carryback or carryover. Irs forms amended return Separate to joint return. Irs forms amended return   If you and your spouse file a joint return for a carryback or carryforward year, and were married but filed separate returns for any of the tax years involved in figuring the NOL carryback or carryover, treat the separate carryback or carryover as a joint carryback or carryover. Irs forms amended return Joint to separate returns. Irs forms amended return   If you and your spouse file separate returns for a carryback or carryforward year, but filed a joint return for any or all of the tax years involved in figuring the NOL carryover, figure each of your carryovers separately. Irs forms amended return Joint return in NOL year. Irs forms amended return   Figure each spouse's share of the joint NOL through the following steps. Irs forms amended return Figure each spouse's NOL as if he or she filed a separate return. Irs forms amended return See How To Figure an NOL , earlier. Irs forms amended return If only one spouse has an NOL, stop here. Irs forms amended return All of the joint NOL is that spouse's NOL. Irs forms amended return If both spouses have an NOL, multiply the joint NOL by a fraction, the numerator of which is spouse A's NOL figured in (1) and the denominator of which is the total of the spouses' NOLs figured in (1). Irs forms amended return The result is spouse A's share of the joint NOL. Irs forms amended return The rest of the joint NOL is spouse B's share. Irs forms amended return Example 1. Irs forms amended return Mark and Nancy are married and file a joint return for 2013. Irs forms amended return They have an NOL of $5,000. Irs forms amended return They carry the NOL back to 2011, a year in which Mark and Nancy filed separate returns. Irs forms amended return Figured separately, Nancy's 2013 deductions were more than her income, and Mark's income was more than his deductions. Irs forms amended return Mark does not have any NOL to carry back. Irs forms amended return Nancy can carry back the entire $5,000 NOL to her 2011 separate return. Irs forms amended return Example 2. Irs forms amended return Assume the same facts as in Example 1 , except that both Mark and Nancy had deductions in 2013 that were more than their income. Irs forms amended return Figured separately, his NOL is $1,800 and her NOL is $3,000. Irs forms amended return The sum of their separate NOLs ($4,800) is less than their $5,000 joint NOL because his deductions included a $200 net capital loss that is not allowed in figuring his separate NOL. Irs forms amended return The loss is allowed in figuring their joint NOL because it was offset by Nancy's capital gains. Irs forms amended return Mark's share of their $5,000 joint NOL is $1,875 ($5,000 × $1,800/$4,800) and Nancy's is $3,125 ($5,000 − $1,875). Irs forms amended return Joint return in previous carryback or carryforward year. Irs forms amended return   If only one spouse had an NOL deduction on the previous year's joint return, all of the joint carryover is that spouse's carryover. Irs forms amended return If both spouses had an NOL deduction (including separate carryovers of a joint NOL, figured as explained in the previous discussion ), figure each spouse's share of the joint carryover through the following steps. Irs forms amended return Figure each spouse's modified taxable income as if he or she filed a separate return. Irs forms amended return See Modified taxable income under How To Figure an NOL Carryover , later. Irs forms amended return Multiply the joint modified taxable income you used to figure the joint carryover by a fraction, the numerator of which is spouse A's modified taxable income figured in (1) and the denominator of which is the total of the spouses' modified taxable incomes figured in (1). Irs forms amended return This is spouse A's share of the joint modified taxable income. Irs forms amended return Subtract the amount figured in (2) from the joint modified taxable income. Irs forms amended return This is spouse B's share of the joint modified taxable income. Irs forms amended return Reduce the amount figured in (3), but not below zero, by spouse B's NOL deduction. Irs forms amended return Add the amounts figured in (2) and (4). Irs forms amended return Subtract the amount figured in (5) from spouse A's NOL deduction. Irs forms amended return This is spouse A's share of the joint carryover. Irs forms amended return The rest of the joint carryover is spouse B's share. Irs forms amended return Example. Irs forms amended return Sam and Wanda filed a joint return for 2011 and separate returns for 2012 and 2013. Irs forms amended return In 2013, Sam had an NOL of $18,000 and Wanda had an NOL of $2,000. Irs forms amended return They choose to carry back both NOLs 2 years to their 2011 joint return and claim a $20,000 NOL deduction. Irs forms amended return Their joint modified taxable income (MTI) for 2011 is $15,000, and their joint NOL carryover to 2012 is $5,000 ($20,000 – $15,000). Irs forms amended return Sam and Wanda each figure their separate MTI for 2011 as if they had filed separate returns. Irs forms amended return Then they figure their shares of the $5,000 carryover as follows. Irs forms amended return Step 1. Irs forms amended return   Sam's separate MTI $9,000 Wanda's separate MTI + 3,000 Total MTI $12,000 Step 2. Irs forms amended return   Joint MTI $15,000 Sam's MTI ÷ total MTI ($9,000 ÷ $12,000) × . Irs forms amended return 75 Sam's share of joint MTI $11,250 Step 3. Irs forms amended return   Joint MTI $15,000 Sam's share of joint MTI − 11,250 Wanda's share of joint MTI $3,750 Step 4. Irs forms amended return   Wanda's share of joint MTI $3,750 Wanda's NOL deduction − 2,000 Wanda's remaining share $1,750 Step 5. Irs forms amended return   Sam's share of joint MTI $11,250 Wanda's remaining share + 1,750 Joint MTI to be offset $13,000 Step 6. Irs forms amended return   Sam's NOL deduction $18,000 Joint MTI to be offset − 13,000 Sam's carryover to 2012 $5,000 Joint carryover to 2012 $5,000 Sam's carryover − 5,000 Wanda's carryover to 2012 $-0- Wanda's $2,000 NOL deduction offsets $2,000 of her $3,750 share of the joint modified taxable income and is completely used up. Irs forms amended return She has no carryover to 2012. Irs forms amended return Sam's $18,000 NOL deduction offsets all of his $11,250 share of joint modified taxable income and the remaining $1,750 of Wanda's share. Irs forms amended return His carryover to 2012 is $5,000. Irs forms amended return Illustrated Form 1045 The following example illustrates how to use Form 1045 to claim an NOL deduction in a carryback year. Irs forms amended return It includes a filled-in page 1 of Form 1045. Irs forms amended return Example. Irs forms amended return Martha Sanders is a self-employed contractor. Irs forms amended return Martha's 2013 deductions are more than her 2013 income because of a business loss. Irs forms amended return She uses Form 1045 to carry back her NOL 2 years and claim an NOL deduction in 2011. Irs forms amended return Her filing status in both years was single. Irs forms amended return See the filled-in Form 1045 later. Irs forms amended return Martha figures her 2013 NOL on Form 1045, Schedule A (not shown). Irs forms amended return (For an example using Form 1045, Schedule A, see Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule A under How To Figure an NOL , earlier. Irs forms amended return ) She enters the $10,000 NOL from Form 1045, Schedule A, line 25, on Form 1045, line 1a. Irs forms amended return Martha completes lines 10 through 25, using the “Before carryback” column under the column for the second preceding tax year ended 12/31/11 on page 1 of Form 1045 using the following amounts from her 2011 return. Irs forms amended return 2011 Adjusted gross income $50,000 Itemized deductions:     Medical expenses [$6,000 − ($50,000 × 7. Irs forms amended return 5%)] $2,250   State income tax + 2,000   Real estate tax + 4,000   Home mortgage interest + 5,000   Total itemized deductions $13,250 Exemption $3,700 Income tax $4,550 Self-employment tax $6,120   Martha refigures her taxable income for 2011 after carrying back her 2013 NOL as follows: 2011 Adjusted gross income $50,000 Less:     NOL from 2013 −10,000 2011 Adjusted gross income after carryback $40,000 Less:     Itemized deductions:     Medical expenses [$6,000 − ($40,000 × 7. Irs forms amended return 5%)] $3,000   State income tax + 2,000   Real estate tax + 4,000   Home mortgage interest + 5,000   Total itemized deductions −14,000 Less:     Exemption − 3,700 2011 Taxable income after carryback $22,300 Martha then completes lines 10 through 25, using the “After carryback” column under the column for the second preceding tax year ended 12/31/11. Irs forms amended return On line 10, Martha enters her $10,000 NOL deduction. Irs forms amended return Her new adjusted gross income on line 11 is $40,000 ($50,000 − $10,000). Irs forms amended return To complete line 12, she must refigure her medical expense deduction using her new adjusted gross income. Irs forms amended return Her refigured medical expense deduction is $3,000 [$6,000 − ($40,000 × 7. Irs forms amended return 5%)]. Irs forms amended return This increases her total itemized deductions to $14,000 [$13,250 + ($3,000 − $2,250)]. Irs forms amended return Martha uses her refigured taxable income ($22,300) from line 15, and the tax tables in her 2011 Form 1040 instructions to find her income tax. Irs forms amended return She enters the new amount, $2,924, on line 16, and her new total tax liability, $9,044, on line 25. Irs forms amended return Martha used up her $10,000 NOL in 2011 so she does not complete a column for the first preceding tax year ended 12/31/2012. Irs forms amended return The decrease in tax because of her NOL deduction (line 27) is $1,612. Irs forms amended return Martha files Form 1045 after filing her 2013 return, but no later than December 31, 2014. Irs forms amended return She mails it to the Internal Revenue Service Center for the place where she lives as shown in the 2013 instructions for Form 1040 and attaches a copy of her 2013 return (including the applicable forms and schedules). Irs forms amended return This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Irs forms amended return Please click the link to view the image. Irs forms amended return Form 1045, page 1 How To Figure an NOL Carryover If your NOL is more than your taxable income for the year to which you carry it (figured before deducting the NOL), you may have an NOL carryover. Irs forms amended return You must make certain modifications to your taxable income to determine how much NOL you will use up in that year and how much you can carry over to the next tax year. Irs forms amended return Your carryover is the excess of your NOL deduction over your modified taxable income for the carryback or carryforward year. Irs forms amended return If your NOL deduction includes more than one NOL, apply the NOLs against your modified taxable income in the same order in which you incurred them, starting with the earliest. Irs forms amended return Modified taxable income. Irs forms amended return   Your modified taxable income is your taxable income figured with the following changes. Irs forms amended return You cannot claim an NOL deduction for the NOL carryover you are figuring or for any later NOL. Irs forms amended return You cannot claim a deduction for capital losses in excess of your capital gains. Irs forms amended return Also, you must increase your taxable income by the amount of any section 1202 exclusion. Irs forms amended return You cannot claim the domestic production activities deduction. Irs forms amended return You cannot claim a deduction for your exemptions for yourself, your spouse, or dependents. Irs forms amended return You must figure any item affected by the amount of your adjusted gross income after making the changes in (1), (2), and (3), above, and certain other changes to your adjusted gross income that result from (1), (2), and (3). Irs forms amended return This includes income and deduction items used to figure adjusted gross income (for example, IRA deductions), as well as certain itemized deductions. Irs forms amended return To figure a charitable contribution deduction, do not include deductions for NOL carrybacks in the change in (1) but do include deductions for NOL carryforwards from tax years before the NOL year. Irs forms amended return   Your taxable income as modified cannot be less than zero. Irs forms amended return Form 1045, Schedule B. Irs forms amended return   You can use Form 1045, Schedule B, to figure your modified taxable income for carryback years and your carryover from each of those years. Irs forms amended return Do not use Form 1045, Schedule B, for a carryforward year. Irs forms amended return If your 2013 return includes an NOL deduction from an NOL year before 2013 that reduced your taxable income to zero (to less than zero, if an estate or trust), see NOL Carryover From 2013 to 2014 , later. Irs forms amended return Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule B The following example illustrates how to figure an NOL carryover from a carryback year. Irs forms amended return It includes a filled-in Form 1045, Schedule B. Irs forms amended return Example. Irs forms amended return Ida Brown runs a small clothing shop. Irs forms amended return In 2013, she has an NOL of $36,000 that she carries back to 2011. Irs forms amended return She has no other carrybacks or carryforwards to 2011. Irs forms amended return Ida's adjusted gross income in 2011 was $35,000, consisting of her salary of $36,000 minus a $1,000 capital loss deduction. Irs forms amended return She is single and claimed only one personal exemption of $3,700. Irs forms amended return During that year, she gave $1,450 in charitable contributions. Irs forms amended return Her medical expenses were $3,000. Irs forms amended return She also deducted $1,650 in taxes and $3,125 in home mortgage interest. Irs forms amended return Her deduction for charitable contributions was not limited because her contributions, $1,450, were less than 50% of her adjusted gross income. Irs forms amended return The deduction for medical expenses was limited to expenses over 7. Irs forms amended return 5% of adjusted gross income (. Irs forms amended return 075 × $35,000 = $2,625; $3,000 − $2,625 = $375). Irs forms amended return The deductions for taxes and home mortgage interest were not subject to any limits. Irs forms amended return She was able to claim $6,600 ($1,450 + $375 + $1,650 + $3,125) in itemized deductions and a personal exemption deduction of $3,700 for 2011. Irs forms amended return She had no other deductions in 2011 (except the NOL deduction). Irs forms amended return Her taxable income (figured without the NOL deduction) for the year was $24,700. Irs forms amended return Ida's adjusted gross income in 2012 was $9,325, consisting of net business income from the clothing shop of $12,325 and a net capital loss of $3,000. Irs forms amended return She did not itemize her deductions in 2012. Irs forms amended return She deducted the standard deduction of $5,950 and the personal exemption deduction of $3,800. Irs forms amended return She had no other deductions in 2012 (other than the NOL deduction). Irs forms amended return Her taxable income, therefore, was ($425). Irs forms amended return Ida's $36,000 carryback will result in her having 2011 taxable income of zero. Irs forms amended return She then completes the column for the second preceding tax year ended 12/31/11 on Form 1045, Schedule B, to figure how much of her NOL she uses up in 2011 and how much she can carry over to 2012. Irs forms amended return She completes the column for the first preceding tax year ended 12/31/12. Irs forms amended return See the illustrated Form 1045, Schedule B , shown later. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 1. Irs forms amended return Ida enters $36,000, her 2013 net operating loss, on line 1. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 2. Irs forms amended return She enters $24,700, her 2011 taxable income (figured without the NOL deduction), on line 2. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 3. Irs forms amended return Ida enters her net capital loss deduction of $1,000 on line 3. Irs forms amended return Column 1, lines 4 and 5. Irs forms amended return Ida had no section 1202 exclusion or domestic production activities deduction in 2011. Irs forms amended return She enters zero on lines 4 and 5. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 6. Irs forms amended return Although Ida's entry on line 3 modifies her adjusted gross income, that does not affect any other items included in her adjusted gross income. Irs forms amended return Ida enters zero on line 6. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 7. Irs forms amended return Ida had itemized deductions and entered $1,000 on line 3, so she completes lines 11 through 38 to figure her adjustment to itemized deductions. Irs forms amended return On line 7, she enters the total adjustment from line 38. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 8. Irs forms amended return Ida enters the deduction for her personal exemption of $3,700 for 2011. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 9. Irs forms amended return After combining lines 2 through 8, Ida's modified taxable income is $29,475. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 10. Irs forms amended return Ida figures her carryover to 2012 by subtracting her modified taxable income (line 9) from her NOL deduction (line 1). Irs forms amended return She enters the $6,525 carryover on line 10. Irs forms amended return She also enters the $6,525 as her NOL deduction for 2012 on Form 1045, page 1, line 10, in the “After carryback” column under the column for the first preceding tax year ended 12/31/12. Irs forms amended return (For an illustrated example of page 1 of Form 1045, see Illustrated Form 1045 under How To Claim an NOL Deduction , earlier. Irs forms amended return ) Next, Ida completes column 2 for the first preceding tax year ended 12/31/12. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 11. Irs forms amended return Ida's adjusted gross income for 2011 was $35,000. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 12. Irs forms amended return She adds lines 3 through 6 and enters $1,000 on line 12. Irs forms amended return (This is her net capital loss deduction added back, which modifies her adjusted gross income. Irs forms amended return ) Column 1, line 13. Irs forms amended return Her modified adjusted gross income for 2011 is now $36,000. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 14. Irs forms amended return On her 2011 tax return, she deducted $375 as medical expenses. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 15. Irs forms amended return Her actual medical expenses were $3,000. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 16. Irs forms amended return She multiplies her modified adjusted gross income, $36,000, by . Irs forms amended return 075. Irs forms amended return She enters $2,700 on line 16. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 17. Irs forms amended return She substracts $2,700 from her actual medical expenses, $3,000. Irs forms amended return She enters $300 on line 17. Irs forms amended return This is her modified medical deduction. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 18. Irs forms amended return The difference between her medical deduction and her modified medical deduction is $75. Irs forms amended return She enters this on line 18. Irs forms amended return Column 1, lines 19 through 21. Irs forms amended return Ida had no deduction for qualified mortgage insurance premiums in 2011. Irs forms amended return She skips lines 19 and 20 and enters zero on line 21. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 22. Irs forms amended return She enters her modified adjusted gross income of $36,000 on line 22. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 23. Irs forms amended return She had no other carrybacks to 2011 and enters zero on line 23. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 24. Irs forms amended return Her modified adjusted gross income remains $36,000. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 25. Irs forms amended return Her actual contributions for 2011 were $1,450, which she enters on line 25. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 26. Irs forms amended return She now refigures her charitable contributions based on her modified adjusted gross income. Irs forms amended return Her contributions are well below the 50% limit, so she enters $1,450 on line 26. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 27. Irs forms amended return The difference is zero. Irs forms amended return Column 1, lines 28 through 37. Irs forms amended return Ida had no casualty losses or deductions for miscellaneous items in 2011. Irs forms amended return She skips lines 28 through 31 and lines 33 through 36. Irs forms amended return Ida enters zero on lines 32 and 37. Irs forms amended return Column 1, line 38. Irs forms amended return She combines lines 18, 21, 27, 32, and 37 and enters $75 on line 38. Irs forms amended return She carries this figure to line 7. Irs forms amended return Column 2, line 1. Irs forms amended return Ida enters $6,525, the carryback of her 2013 NOL to 2012, from column 1, line 10, on line 1. Irs forms amended return Column 2, line 2. Irs forms amended return She enters ($425), her 2012 taxable income, on line 2. Irs forms amended return Column 2, line 3. Irs forms amended return Ida enters her net capital loss deduction of $3,000 on line 3. Irs forms amended return Column 2, lines 4 and 5. Irs forms amended return Ida had no section 1202 exclusion or domestic production activities deduction in 2012. Irs forms amended return She enters zero on lines 4 and 5. Irs forms amended return Column 2, line 6. Irs forms amended return Although Ida's entry on line 3 modifies her adjusted gross income, that does not affect any other items included in her adjusted gross income. Irs forms amended return Ida enters zero on line 6. Irs forms amended return Column 2, line 7. Irs forms amended return Because Ida did not itemize deductions on her 2012 tax return, she enters zero on line 7. Irs forms amended return Column 2, line 8. Irs forms amended return Ida enters the deduction for her personal exemption of $3,800 for 2012. Irs forms amended return Column 2, line 9. Irs forms amended return After combining lines 2 through 8, Ida's modified taxable income is $6,375. Irs forms amended return Column 2, line 10. Irs forms amended return Ida figures her carryforward to 2014 by subtracting her modified taxable income (line 9) from her NOL deduction (line 1). Irs forms amended return She enters the $150 carryover on line 10. Irs forms amended return This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Irs forms amended return Please click the link to view the image. Irs forms amended return Form 1045, page 3 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Irs forms amended return Please click the link to view the image. Irs forms amended return Form 1045, page 4 NOL Carryover From 2013 to 2014 If you had an NOL deduction carried forward from a year prior to 2013 that resulted in your having taxable income on your 2013 return of zero (of less than zero, if an estate or trust), complete Table 1 , Worksheet for NOL Carryover From 2013 to 2014, on the following pages. Irs forms amended return It will help you figure your NOL to carry to 2014. Irs forms amended return Keep the worksheet for your records. Irs forms amended return Worksheet Instructions At the top of the worksheet, enter the NOL year for which you are figuring the carryover. Irs forms amended return More than one NOL. Irs forms amended return   If your 2013 NOL deduction includes amounts for more than one loss year, complete this worksheet only for one loss year. Irs forms amended return To determine which year, start with your earliest NOL and subtract each NOL separately from your taxable income figured without the NOL deduction. Irs forms amended return Complete this worksheet for the earliest NOL that results in your having taxable income below zero. Irs forms amended return Your NOL carryover to 2014 is the total of the amount on line 10 of the worksheet and all later NOL amounts. Irs forms amended return Example. Irs forms amended return Your taxable income for 2013 is $5,000 without your $9,000 NOL deduction. Irs forms amended return Your NOL deduction includes a $2,000 carryover from 2011 and a $7,000 carryover from 2012. Irs forms amended return Subtract your 2011 NOL of $2,000 from $5,000. Irs forms amended return This gives you taxable income of $3,000. Irs forms amended return Your 2011 NOL is now completely used up. Irs forms amended return Subtract your $7,000 2012 NOL from $3,000. Irs forms amended return This gives you taxable income of ($4,000). Irs forms amended return You now complete the worksheet for your 2012 NOL. Irs forms amended return Your NOL carryover to 2014 is the unused part of your 2012 NOL from line 10 of the worksheet. Irs forms amended return Line 2. Irs forms amended return   Treat your NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and later years as a positive amount. Irs forms amended return Add it to your negative taxable income (figured without the NOL deduction). Irs forms amended return Enter the result on line 2. Irs forms amended return Line 6. Irs forms amended return   You must refigure the following income and deductions based on adjusted gross income. Irs forms amended return The special allowance for passive activity losses from rental real estate activities. Irs forms amended return Taxable social security and tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. Irs forms amended return IRA deductions. Irs forms amended return Excludable savings bond interest. Irs forms amended return Excludable employer-provided adoption benefits. Irs forms amended return The student loan interest deduction. Irs forms amended return The tuition and fees deduction. Irs forms amended return   If none of these items apply to you, enter zero on line 6. Irs forms amended return Otherwise, increase your adjusted gross income by the total of lines 3 through 5 and your NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and later years. Irs forms amended return Using this increased adjusted gross income, refigure the items that apply, in the order listed above. Irs forms amended return Your adjustment for each item is the difference between the refigured amount and the amount included on your return. Irs forms amended return Combine the adjustments for previous items with your adjusted gross income before refiguring the next item. Irs forms amended return Keep a record of your computations. Irs forms amended return   Enter your total adjustments for the above items on line 6. Irs forms amended return Line 7. Irs forms amended return   Enter zero if you claimed the standard deduction or the amounts on lines 3 through 5 are zero. Irs forms amended return Otherwise, use lines 11 through 33 of the worksheet to figure the amount to enter on this line. Irs forms amended return Complete only those sections that apply to you. Irs forms amended return Estates and trusts. Irs forms amended return   Enter zero on line 7 if you did not claim any miscellaneous deductions on Form 1041, line 15c, or a casualty or theft loss. Irs forms amended return Otherwise, refigure these deductions by substituting modified adjusted gross income (see below ) for adjusted gross income. Irs forms amended return Subtract the recomputed deductions from those claimed on the return. Irs forms amended return Enter the result on line 7. Irs forms amended return Modified adjusted gross income. Irs forms amended return   To refigure miscellaneous itemized deductions of an estate or trust (Form 1041, line 15c), modified adjusted gross income is the total of the following amounts. Irs forms amended return The adjusted gross income on the return. Irs forms amended return The amounts from lines 3 through 5 of the worksheet. Irs forms amended return The exemption amount from Form 1041, line 20. Irs forms amended return The NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and for later years. Irs forms amended return   To refigure the casualty and theft loss deduction of an estate or trust, modified adjusted gross income is the total of the following amounts. Irs forms amended return The adjusted gross income amount you used to figure the deduction claimed on the return. Irs forms amended return The amounts from lines 3 through 5 of the worksheet. Irs forms amended return The NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and for later years. Irs forms amended return Line 11. Irs forms amended return   Treat your NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and for later years as a positive amount. Irs forms amended return Add it to your adjusted gross income. Irs forms amended return Enter the result on line 11. Irs forms amended return Line 20. Irs forms amended return   Is your modified adjusted gross income from line 13 of this worksheet more than $100,000 ($50,000 if married filing separately)?   □ Yes. Irs forms amended return Your deduction is limited. Irs forms amended return Refigure your deduction using the Mortgage Insurance Premiums Deduction Worksheet in the 2013 Instructions for Form 1045. Irs forms amended return On line 2 of the Mortgage Insurance Premiums Deduction Worksheet, enter the amount from line 13 of this worksheet. Irs forms amended return   □ No. Irs forms amended return Your deduction is not limited. Irs forms amended return Enter the amount from line 19 on line 20 and enter -0- on line 21. Irs forms amended return Line 23. Irs forms amended return   If you had a contributions carryover from 2012 to 2013 and your NOL deduction includes an amount from an NOL year before 2012, you may have to reduce your contributions carryover. Irs forms amended return Reduce the contributions carryover by the amount of any adjustment you made to your 2012 charitable contributions deduction when figuring your NOL carryover to 2013. Irs forms amended return Use the reduced contributions carryover to figure the amount to enter on line 23. Irs forms amended return Please click here for the text description of the image. Irs forms amended return Worksheet for NOL Carryover Worksheet for NOL Carryover (Continued) How To Get Tax Help Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. Irs forms amended return Free help with your tax return. Irs forms amended return   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Irs forms amended return The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Irs forms amended return The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Irs forms amended return Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Irs forms amended return In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Irs forms amended return To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Irs forms amended return gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Irs forms amended return   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Irs forms amended return To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Irs forms amended return aarp. Irs forms amended return org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. 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Irs forms amended return The ITA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides you with a variety of tax information related to general filing topics, deductions, credits, and income. Irs forms amended return When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. Irs forms amended return New subject areas are added on a regular basis. Irs forms amended return  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Irs forms amended return gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Irs forms amended return You can use the IRS Tax Map to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Irs forms amended return The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. 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Irs forms amended return Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Irs forms amended return gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Irs forms amended return Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Irs forms amended return Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Irs forms amended return gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Irs forms amended return An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Irs forms amended return Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. Irs forms amended return gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. Irs forms amended return If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. 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Irs forms amended return Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Irs forms amended return Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Irs forms amended return gov, or download the IRS2Go app. Irs forms amended return Low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Irs forms amended return The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Irs forms amended return Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Irs forms amended return Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Irs forms amended return Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Irs forms amended return Call the automated Where's My Refund? information hotline to check the status of your 2013 refund 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-829-1954. Irs forms amended return If you e-file, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. Irs forms amended return The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Irs forms amended return Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Irs forms amended return Before you call this automated hotline, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can enter your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Irs forms amended return The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Irs forms amended return Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Irs forms amended return Our live phone and walk-in assistors can research the status of your refund only if it's been 21 days or more since you filed electronically or more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return. Irs forms amended return Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Irs forms amended return You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Irs forms amended return It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Irs forms amended return Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). Irs forms amended return You should receive your order within 10 business days. Irs forms amended return Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Irs forms amended return If, between January and April 15, you still have questions about the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (like filing requirements, dependents, credits, Schedule D, pensions and IRAs or self-employment taxes), call 1-800-829-1040. Irs forms amended return Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Irs forms amended return The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Irs forms amended return These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Irs forms amended return Walk-in. Irs forms amended return   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in person. Irs forms amended return Products. Irs forms amended return You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Irs forms amended return Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Irs forms amended return Services. Irs forms amended return You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Irs forms amended return An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Irs forms amended return Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Irs forms amended return gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. Irs forms amended return Mail. Irs forms amended return   You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Irs forms amended return You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Irs forms amended return Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Irs forms amended return Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Irs forms amended return The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Irs forms amended return Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Irs forms amended return   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Irs forms amended return We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. Irs forms amended return You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Irs forms amended return You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Irs forms amended return   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. Irs forms amended return Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Irs forms amended return Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Irs forms amended return Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Irs forms amended return We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Irs forms amended return   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at Taxpayer Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Irs forms amended return   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Irs forms amended return If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Irs forms amended return Low Income Taxpayer Clinics Low Income