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Irs tax amendment form Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2012-14  April 2, 2012  Rev. Irs tax amendment form Proc. Irs tax amendment form 2012-23 Table of Contents SECTION 1. Irs tax amendment form PURPOSE SECTION 2. Irs tax amendment form BACKGROUND SECTION 3. Irs tax amendment form SCOPE SECTION 4. Irs tax amendment form APPLICATION. Irs tax amendment form 01 Limitations on Depreciation Deductions for Certain Automobiles. Irs tax amendment form . Irs tax amendment form 02 Inclusions in Income of Lessees of Passenger Automobiles. Irs tax amendment form SECTION 5. Irs tax amendment form EFFECTIVE DATE SECTION 6. Irs tax amendment form DRAFTING INFORMATION SECTION 1. Irs tax amendment form PURPOSE This revenue procedure provides: (1) limitations on depreciation deductions for owners of passenger automobiles first placed in service by the taxpayer during calendar year 2012, including separate tables of limitations on depreciation deductions for trucks and vans; and (2) the amounts that must be included in income by lessees of passenger automobiles first leased by the taxpayer during calendar year 2012, including a separate table of inclusion amounts for lessees of trucks and vans. Irs tax amendment form The tables detailing these depreciation limitations and lessee inclusion amounts reflect the automobile price inflation adjustments required by § 280F(d)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code. Irs tax amendment form SECTION 2. Irs tax amendment form BACKGROUND . Irs tax amendment form 01 For owners of passenger automobiles, § 280F(a) imposes dollar limitations on the depreciation deduction for the year the taxpayer places the passenger automobile in service and for each succeeding year. Irs tax amendment form For passenger automobiles placed in service after 1988, § 280F(d)(7) requires the Internal Revenue Service to increase the amounts allowable as depreciation deductions by a price inflation adjustment amount. Irs tax amendment form The method of calculating this price inflation amount for trucks and vans placed in service in or after calendar year 2003 uses a different CPI “automobile component” (the “new trucks” component) than that used in the price inflation amount calculation for other passenger automobiles (the “new cars” component), resulting in somewhat higher depreciation deductions for trucks and vans. Irs tax amendment form This change reflects the higher rate of price inflation for trucks and vans since 1988. Irs tax amendment form . Irs tax amendment form 02 Section 401(a) of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, Pub. Irs tax amendment form L. Irs tax amendment form No. Irs tax amendment form 111-312, 124 Stat. Irs tax amendment form 3296 (Dec. Irs tax amendment form 17, 2010) (the “Act”) extended the 50 percent additional first year depreciation deduction under § 168(k) to qualified property acquired by the taxpayer after December 31, 2007, and before January 1, 2013, if no written binding contract for the acquisition of the property existed before January 1, 2008, and if the taxpayer places the property in service generally before January 1, 2013. Irs tax amendment form Section 168(k)(2)(F)(i) increases the first year depreciation allowed under § 280F(a)(1)(A)(i) by $8,000 for passenger automobiles to which the additional first year depreciation deduction under § 168(k) (hereinafter, referred to as “§ 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction”) applies. Irs tax amendment form . Irs tax amendment form 03 Section 168(k)(2)(D)(i) provides that the § 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction does not apply to any property required to be depreciated under the alternative depreciation system of § 168(g), including property described in § 280F(b)(1). Irs tax amendment form Section 168(k)(2)(D)(iii) permits a taxpayer to elect out of the § 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction for any class of property. Irs tax amendment form Section 168(k)(4), as amended by the Act, permits a corporation to elect to increase the alternative minimum tax (“AMT”) credit limitation under § 53(c), instead of claiming the § 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction for all eligible qualified property placed in service after December 31, 2010, that is round 2 extension property (as defined in § 168(k)(4)(I)(iv)). Irs tax amendment form Accordingly, this revenue procedure provides tables for passenger automobiles for which the § 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction applies. Irs tax amendment form This revenue procedure also provides tables for passenger automobiles for which the § 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction does not apply, either because taxpayer (1) purchased the passenger automobile used; (2) did not use the passenger automobile during 2012 more than 50 percent for business purposes; (3) elected out of the § 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction pursuant to § 168(k)(2)(D)(iii); or (4) elected to increase the § 53 AMT credit limitation in lieu of claiming § 168(k) additional first year depreciation. Irs tax amendment form . Irs tax amendment form 04 Section 280F(c) requires a reduction in the deduction allowed to the lessee of a leased passenger automobile. Irs tax amendment form The reduction must be substantially equivalent to the limitations on the depreciation deductions imposed on owners of passenger automobiles. Irs tax amendment form Under § 1. Irs tax amendment form 280F-7(a) of the Income Tax Regulations, this reduction requires a lessee to include in gross income an amount determined by applying a formula to the amount obtained from a table. Irs tax amendment form One table applies to lessees of trucks and vans and another table applies to all other passenger automobiles. Irs tax amendment form Each table shows inclusion amounts for a range of fair market values for each taxable year after the passenger automobile is first leased. Irs tax amendment form SECTION 3. Irs tax amendment form SCOPE . Irs tax amendment form 01 The limitations on depreciation deductions in section 4. Irs tax amendment form 01(2) of this revenue procedure apply to passenger automobiles (other than leased passenger automobiles) that are placed in service by the taxpayer in calendar year 2012, and continue to apply for each taxable year that the passenger automobile remains in service. Irs tax amendment form . Irs tax amendment form 02 The tables in section 4. Irs tax amendment form 02 of this revenue procedure apply to leased passenger automobiles for which the lease term begins during calendar year 2012. Irs tax amendment form Lessees of these passenger automobiles must use these tables to determine the inclusion amount for each taxable year during which the passenger automobile is leased. Irs tax amendment form See Rev. Irs tax amendment form Proc. Irs tax amendment form 2007-30, 2007-1 C. Irs tax amendment form B. Irs tax amendment form 1104, for passenger automobiles first leased during calendar year 2007; Rev. Irs tax amendment form Proc. Irs tax amendment form 2008-22, 2008-1 C. Irs tax amendment form B. Irs tax amendment form 658, for passenger automobiles first leased during calendar year 2008; Rev. Irs tax amendment form Proc. Irs tax amendment form 2009-24, 2009-17 I. Irs tax amendment form R. Irs tax amendment form B. Irs tax amendment form 885, for passenger automobiles first leased during calendar year 2009; Rev. Irs tax amendment form Proc. Irs tax amendment form 2010-18, 2010-9 I. Irs tax amendment form R. Irs tax amendment form B. Irs tax amendment form 427, as amplified and modified by section 4. Irs tax amendment form 03 of Rev. Irs tax amendment form Proc. Irs tax amendment form 2011-21, 2011-12 I. Irs tax amendment form R. Irs tax amendment form B. Irs tax amendment form 560, for passenger automobiles first leased during calendar year 2010; and Rev. Irs tax amendment form Proc. Irs tax amendment form 2011-21, for passenger automobiles first leased during calendar year 2011. Irs tax amendment form SECTION 4. Irs tax amendment form APPLICATION . Irs tax amendment form 01 Limitations on Depreciation Deductions for Certain Automobiles. Irs tax amendment form (1) Amount of the inflation adjustment. Irs tax amendment form (a) Passenger automobiles (other than trucks or vans). Irs tax amendment form Under § 280F(d)(7)(B)(i), the automobile price inflation adjustment for any calendar year is the percentage (if any) by which the CPI automobile component for October of the preceding calendar year exceeds the CPI automobile component for October 1987. Irs tax amendment form Section 280F(d)(7)(B)(ii) defines the term “CPI automobile component” as the automobile component of the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers published by the Department of Labor. Irs tax amendment form The new car component of the CPI was 115. Irs tax amendment form 2 for October 1987 and 143. Irs tax amendment form 419 for October 2011. Irs tax amendment form The October 2011 index exceeded the October 1987 index by 28. Irs tax amendment form 219. Irs tax amendment form Therefore, the automobile price inflation adjustment for 2012 for passenger automobiles (other than trucks and vans) is 24. Irs tax amendment form 5 percent (28. Irs tax amendment form 219/115. Irs tax amendment form 2 x 100%). Irs tax amendment form The dollar limitations in § 280F(a) are multiplied by a factor of 0. Irs tax amendment form 245, and the resulting increases, after rounding to the nearest $100, are added to the 1988 limitations to give the depreciation limitations applicable to passenger automobiles (other than trucks and vans) for calendar year 2012. Irs tax amendment form This adjustment applies to all passenger automobiles (other than trucks and vans) that are first placed in service in calendar year 2012. Irs tax amendment form (b) Trucks and vans. Irs tax amendment form To determine the dollar limitations for trucks and vans first placed in service during calendar year 2012, the Service uses the new truck component of the CPI instead of the new car component. Irs tax amendment form The new truck component of the CPI was 112. Irs tax amendment form 4 for October 1987 and 146. Irs tax amendment form 607 for October 2011. Irs tax amendment form The October 2011 index exceeded the October 1987 index by 34. Irs tax amendment form 207. Irs tax amendment form Therefore, the automobile price inflation adjustment for 2012 for trucks and vans is 30. Irs tax amendment form 43 percent (34. Irs tax amendment form 207/112. Irs tax amendment form 4 x 100%). Irs tax amendment form The dollar limitations in § 280F(a) are multiplied by a factor of 0. Irs tax amendment form 3043, and the resulting increases, after rounding to the nearest $100, are added to the 1988 limitations to give the depreciation limitations for trucks and vans. Irs tax amendment form This adjustment applies to all trucks and vans that are first placed in service in calendar year 2012. Irs tax amendment form (2) Amount of the limitation. Irs tax amendment form Tables 1 through 4 contain the dollar amount of the depreciation limitation for each taxable year for passenger automobiles a taxpayer places in service in calendar year 2012. Irs tax amendment form Use Table 1 for a passenger automobile (other than a truck or van), and Table 2 for a truck or van, placed in service in calendar year 2012 for which the § 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction applies. Irs tax amendment form Use Table 3 for a passenger automobile (other than a truck or van), and Table 4 for a truck or van, placed in service in calendar year 2012 for which the § 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction does not apply. Irs tax amendment form REV. Irs tax amendment form PROC. Irs tax amendment form 2012-23 TABLE 1 DEPRECIATION LIMITATIONS FOR PASSENGER AUTOMOBILES (THAT ARE NOT TRUCKS OR VANS) PLACED IN SERVICE IN CALENDAR YEAR 2012 FOR WHICH THE § 168(k) ADDITIONAL FIRST YEAR DEPRECIATION DEDUCTION APPLIES Tax Year Amount 1st Tax Year $11,160 2nd Tax Year $5,100 3rd Tax Year $3,050 Each Succeeding Year $1,875 REV. Irs tax amendment form PROC. Irs tax amendment form 2012-23 TABLE 2 DEPRECIATION LIMITATIONS FOR TRUCKS AND VANS PLACED IN SERVICE IN CALENDAR YEAR 2012 FOR WHICH THE § 168(k) ADDITIONAL FIRST YEAR DEPRECIATION DEDUCTION APPLIES Tax Year Amount 1st Tax Year $11,360 2nd Tax Year $5,300 3rd Tax Year $3,150 Each Succeeding Year $1,875 REV. Irs tax amendment form PROC. Irs tax amendment form 2012-23 TABLE 3 DEPRECIATION LIMITATIONS FOR PASSENGER AUTOMOBILES (THAT ARE NOT TRUCKS OR VANS) PLACED IN SERVICE IN CALENDAR YEAR 2012 FOR WHICH THE § 168(k) ADDITIONAL FIRST YEAR DEPRECIATION DEDUCTION DOES NOT APPLY Tax Year Amount 1st Tax Year $3,160 2nd Tax Year $5,100 3rd Tax Year $3,050 Each Succeeding Year $1,875 REV. Irs tax amendment form PROC. Irs tax amendment form 2012-23 TABLE 4 DEPRECIATION LIMITATIONS FOR TRUCKS AND VANS PLACED IN SERVICE IN CALENDAR YEAR 2012 FOR WHICH THE § 168(k) ADDITIONAL FIRST YEAR DEPRECIATION DEDUCTION DOES NOT APPLY Tax Year Amount 1st Tax Year $3,360 2nd Tax Year $5,300 3rd Tax Year $3,150 Each Succeeding Year $1,875 . Irs tax amendment form 02 Inclusions in Income of Lessees of Passenger Automobiles. Irs tax amendment form A taxpayer must follow the procedures in § 1. Irs tax amendment form 280F-7(a) for determining the inclusion amounts for passenger automobiles first leased in calendar year 2012. Irs tax amendment form In applying these procedures, lessees of passenger automobiles other than trucks and vans should use Table 5 of this revenue procedure, while lessees of trucks and vans should use Table 6 of this revenue procedure. Irs tax amendment form REV. Irs tax amendment form PROC. Irs tax amendment form 2012-23 TABLE 5 DOLLAR AMOUNTS FOR PASSENGER AUTOMOBILES (THAT ARE NOT TRUCKS OR VANS) WITH A LEASE TERM BEGINNING IN CALENDAR YEAR 2012 Fair Market Value of Passenger Automobile Tax Year During Lease Over Not Over 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th & Later $18,500 $19,000 2 4 5 6 8 19,000 19,500 2 4 7 7 9 19,500 20,000 2 5 8 8 10 20,000 20,500 3 5 9 10 11 20,500 21,000 3 6 9 12 12 21,000 21,500 3 7 10 12 14 21,500 22,000 3 8 11 13 16 22,000 23,000 4 8 13 15 17 23,000 24,000 4 10 15 17 20 24,000 25,000 5 11 17 19 23 25,000 26,000 6 12 19 21 26 26,000 27,000 6 14 20 24 28 27,000 28,000 7 15 22 26 31 28,000 29,000 7 16 25 28 33 29,000 30,000 8 18 25 32 35 30,000 31,000 9 19 27 34 38 31,000 32,000 9 20 30 36 41 32,000 33,000 10 21 32 38 43 33,000 34,000 10 23 33 41 46 34,000 35,000 11 24 35 43 49 35,000 36,000 12 25 37 45 52 36,000 37,000 12 27 39 47 54 37,000 38,000 13 28 41 49 57 38,000 39,000 13 29 43 52 59 39,000 40,000 14 30 45 54 62 40,000 41,000 14 32 47 56 65 41,000 42,000 15 33 49 58 68 42,000 43,000 16 34 51 61 70 43,000 44,000 16 36 52 63 73 44,000 45,000 17 37 54 66 75 45,000 46,000 17 38 57 67 78 46,000 47,000 18 39 59 70 80 47,000 48,000 19 40 61 72 83 48,000 49,000 19 42 62 75 86 49,000 50,000 20 43 64 77 89 50,000 51,000 20 45 66 79 91 51,000 52,000 21 46 68 81 94 52,000 53,000 21 47 70 84 96 53,000 54,000 22 48 72 86 99 54,000 55,000 23 49 74 88 102 55,000 56,000 23 51 76 90 104 56,000 57,000 24 52 78 92 107 57,000 58,000 24 54 79 95 110 58,000 59,000 25 55 81 97 113 59,000 60,000 26 56 83 100 115 60,000 62,000 26 58 86 103 119 62,000 64,000 28 60 90 108 124 64,000 66,000 29 63 94 112 129 66,000 68,000 30 66 97 117 135 68,000 70,000 31 68 102 121 140 70,000 72,000 32 71 105 126 145 72,000 74,000 33 74 109 130 151 74,000 76,000 35 76 113 135 156 76,000 78,000 36 78 117 140 161 78,000 80,000 37 81 120 145 166 80,000 85,000 39 86 127 152 176 85,000 90,000 42 92 137 163 189 90,000 95,000 45 98 147 175 202 95,000 100,000 48 105 155 187 215 100,000 110,000 52 115 170 203 235 110,000 120,000 58 127 189 227 262 120,000 130,000 64 140 208 250 288 130,000 140,000 70 153 227 272 315 140,000 150,000 75 166 246 296 340 150,000 160,000 81 179 265 318 368 160,000 170,000 87 192 284 341 394 170,000 180,000 93 204 304 364 420 180,000 190,000 99 217 323 387 446 190,000 200,000 105 230 342 409 473 200,000 210,000 111 243 361 432 499 210,000 220,000 116 256 380 455 526 220,000 230,000 122 269 399 478 552 230,000 240,000 128 282 418 501 578 240,000 and up 134 294 437 524 605 REV. Irs tax amendment form PROC. Irs tax amendment form 2012-23 TABLE 6 DOLLAR AMOUNTS FOR TRUCKS AND VANS WITH A LEASE TERM BEGINNING IN CALENDAR YEAR 2012 Fair Market Value of Truck or Van Tax Year During Lease Over Not Over 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th & Later $19,000 $19,500 1 4 5 6 7 19,500 20,000 2 4 6 7 9 20,000 20,500 2 5 7 8 10 20,500 21,000 2 5 8 10 11 21,000 21,500 3 6 9 10 13 21,500 22,000 3 6 10 12 14 22,000 23,000 3 8 11 14 15 23,000 24,000 4 9 13 16 18 24,000 25,000 4 10 15 19 21 25,000 26,000 5 11 17 21 24 26,000 27,000 6 12 19 23 26 27,000 28,000 6 14 21 25 29 28,000 29,000 7 15 23 27 32 29,000 30,000 7 17 24 30 34 30,000 31,000 8 18 26 32 37 31,000 32,000 9 19 28 34 40 32,000 33,000 9 20 31 36 42 33,000 34,000 10 21 33 39 44 34,000 35,000 10 23 34 41 48 35,000 36,000 11 24 36 44 50 36,000 37,000 12 25 38 46 53 37,000 38,000 12 27 40 48 55 38,000 39,000 13 28 42 50 58 39,000 40,000 13 29 44 53 60 40,000 41,000 14 31 45 55 63 41,000 42,000 14 32 48 57 66 42,000 43,000 15 33 50 59 69 43,000 44,000 16 34 52 61 72 44,000 45,000 16 36 53 64 74 45,000 46,000 17 37 55 66 77 46,000 47,000 17 38 58 68 79 47,000 48,000 18 40 59 70 82 48,000 49,000 19 41 61 73 84 49,000 50,000 19 42 63 75 87 50,000 51,000 20 43 65 78 89 51,000 52,000 20 45 66 80 93 52,000 53,000 21 46 68 83 95 53,000 54,000 21 48 70 84 98 54,000 55,000 22 49 72 87 100 55,000 56,000 23 50 74 89 103 56,000 57,000 23 51 76 92 105 57,000 58,000 24 52 78 94 108 58,000 59,000 24 54 80 96 111 59,000 60,000 25 55 82 98 114 60,000 62,000 26 57 85 101 118 62,000 64,000 27 60 88 106 123 64,000 66,000 28 62 93 110 128 66,000 68,000 29 65 96 115 134 68,000 70,000 30 67 100 120 139 70,000 72,000 32 70 103 125 144 72,000 74,000 33 72 108 129 149 74,000 76,000 34 75 111 134 155 76,000 78,000 35 78 115 138 160 78,000 80,000 36 80 119 143 165 80,000 85,000 38 85 125 151 175 85,000 90,000 41 91 135 163 187 90,000 95,000 44 98 144 174 201 95,000 100,000 47 104 154 185 214 100,000 110,000 52 113 169 202 234 110,000 120,000 57 127 187 225 261 120,000 130,000 63 139 207 248 287 130,000 140,000 69 152 226 271 313 140,000 150,000 75 165 245 294 339 150,000 160,000 81 178 264 316 366 160,000 170,000 87 190 283 340 392 170,000 180,000 92 204 302 362 419 180,000 190,000 98 216 322 385 445 190,000 200,000 104 229 340 409 471 200,000 210,000 110 242 359 431 498 210,000 220,000 116 255 378 454 524 220,000 230,000 122 267 398 477 551 230,000 240,000 127 281 416 500 577 240,000 and up 133 294 435 523 603 SECTION 5. Irs tax amendment form EFFECTIVE DATE This revenue procedure applies to passenger automobiles that a taxpayer first places in service or first leases during calendar year 2012. Irs tax amendment form SECTION 6. Irs tax amendment form DRAFTING INFORMATION The principal author of this revenue procedure is Bernard P. Irs tax amendment form Harvey of the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Income Tax & Accounting). Irs tax amendment form For further information regarding this revenue procedure, contact Mr. Irs tax amendment form Harvey at (202) 622-4930 (not a toll-free call). Irs tax amendment form Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Internal Revenue Bulletins
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The Irs Tax Amendment Form

Irs tax amendment form 2. Irs tax amendment form   Accounting Methods Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Accounting MethodsCash Method Accrual Method Farm Inventory Cash Versus Accrual Method Special Methods of Accounting Combination Method Changes in Methods of Accounting Introduction You must use an accounting method that clearly shows your income and expenses. Irs tax amendment form You must also figure your taxable income and file an income tax return for an annual accounting period called a tax year. Irs tax amendment form This chapter discusses accounting methods. Irs tax amendment form For information on accounting periods, see Publication 538, Accounting Periods and Methods, and the Instructions for Form 1128, Application To Adopt, Change, or Retain a Tax Year. Irs tax amendment form Topics - This chapter discusses: Cash method Accrual method Farm inventory Special methods of accounting Changes in methods of accounting Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 538 Accounting Periods and Methods 535 Business Expenses Form (and Instructions) 1128 Application To Adopt, Change, or Retain a Tax Year 3115 Application for Change in Accounting Method See chapter 16 for information about getting publications and forms. Irs tax amendment form Accounting Methods An accounting method is a set of rules used to determine when and how your income and expenses are reported on your tax return. Irs tax amendment form Your accounting method includes not only your overall method of accounting, but also the accounting treatment you use for any material item. Irs tax amendment form A material item is one that affects the proper time for inclusion of income or allowance of a deduction. Irs tax amendment form An item considered material for financial statement purposes is generally also considered material for income tax purposes. Irs tax amendment form See Publication 538 for more information. Irs tax amendment form You generally choose an accounting method for your farm business when you file your first income tax return that includes a Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming. Irs tax amendment form If you later want to change your accounting method, you generally must get IRS approval. Irs tax amendment form How to obtain IRS approval is discussed later under Changes in Methods of Accounting . Irs tax amendment form Types of accounting methods. Irs tax amendment form   Generally, you can use any of the following accounting methods. Irs tax amendment form Each method is discussed in detail below. Irs tax amendment form Cash method. Irs tax amendment form Accrual method. Irs tax amendment form Special methods of accounting for certain items of income and expenses. Irs tax amendment form Combination (hybrid) method using elements of two or more of the above. Irs tax amendment form Business and other items. Irs tax amendment form   You can account for business and personal items using different accounting methods. Irs tax amendment form For example, you can figure your business income under an accrual method, even if you use the cash method to figure personal items. Irs tax amendment form Two or more businesses. Irs tax amendment form   If you operate two or more separate and distinct businesses, you can use a different accounting method for each business. Irs tax amendment form Generally, no business is separate and distinct unless a complete and separate set of books and records is maintained for each business. Irs tax amendment form Cash Method Most farmers use the cash method because they find it easier to keep records using the cash method. Irs tax amendment form However, certain farm corporations and partnerships and all tax shelters must use an accrual method of accounting. Irs tax amendment form See Accrual Method Required , later. Irs tax amendment form Income Under the cash method, include in your gross income all items of income you actually or constructively received during the tax year. Irs tax amendment form Items of income include money received as well as property or services received. Irs tax amendment form If you receive property or services, you must include the fair market value (FMV) of the property or services in income. Irs tax amendment form See chapter 3 for information on how to report farm income on your income tax return. Irs tax amendment form Constructive receipt. Irs tax amendment form   Income is constructively received when an amount is credited to your account or made available to you without restriction. Irs tax amendment form You do not need to have possession of the income for it to be treated as income for the tax year. Irs tax amendment form If you authorize someone to be your agent and receive income for you, you are considered to have received the income when your agent receives it. Irs tax amendment form Income is not constructively received if your receipt of the income is subject to substantial restrictions or limitations. Irs tax amendment form Direct payments and counter-cyclical payments. Irs tax amendment form   If you received direct payments or counter-cyclical payments under Subtitle A or C of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, you will not be considered to have constructively received a payment merely because you had the option to receive it in the year before it is required to be paid. Irs tax amendment form Delaying receipt of income. Irs tax amendment form   You cannot hold checks or postpone taking possession of similar property from one tax year to another to avoid paying tax on the income. Irs tax amendment form You must report the income in the year the money or property is received or made available to you without restriction. Irs tax amendment form Example. Irs tax amendment form Frances Jones, a farmer, was entitled to receive a $10,000 payment on a grain contract in December 2013. Irs tax amendment form She was told in December that her payment was available. Irs tax amendment form She requested not to be paid until January 2014. Irs tax amendment form However, she must still include this payment in her 2013 income because it was made available to her in 2013. Irs tax amendment form Debts paid by another person or canceled. Irs tax amendment form   If your debts are paid by another person or are canceled by your creditors, you may have to report part or all of this debt relief as income. Irs tax amendment form If you receive income in this way, you constructively receive the income when the debt is canceled or paid. Irs tax amendment form See Cancellation of Debt in chapter 3. Irs tax amendment form Deferred payment contract. Irs tax amendment form   If you sell an item under a deferred payment contract that calls for payment in a future year, there is no constructive receipt in the year of sale. Irs tax amendment form However, if the sales contract states that you have the right to the proceeds of the sale from the buyer at any time after delivery of the item, then you must include the sales price in income in the year of the sale, regardless of when you actually receive payment. Irs tax amendment form Example. Irs tax amendment form You are a farmer who uses the cash method and a calendar tax year. Irs tax amendment form You sell grain in December 2013 under a bona fide arm's-length contract that calls for payment in 2014. Irs tax amendment form You include the proceeds from the sale in your 2014 gross income since that is the year payment is received. Irs tax amendment form However, if the contract states that you have the right to the proceeds from the buyer at any time after the grain is delivered, you must include the sales price in your 2013 income, regardless of when you actually receive payment. Irs tax amendment form Repayment of income. Irs tax amendment form   If you include an amount in income and in a later year you have to repay all or part of it, then you can usually deduct the repayment in the year repaid. Irs tax amendment form If the repayment is more than $3,000, a special rule applies. Irs tax amendment form For details, see Repayments in chapter 11 of Publication 535, Business Expenses. Irs tax amendment form Expenses Under the cash method, generally you deduct expenses in the tax year you pay them. Irs tax amendment form This includes business expenses for which you contest liability. Irs tax amendment form However, you may not be able to deduct an expense paid in advance or you may be required to capitalize certain costs, as explained under Uniform Capitalization Rules in chapter 6. Irs tax amendment form See chapter 4 for information on how to deduct farm business expenses on your income tax return. Irs tax amendment form Prepayment. Irs tax amendment form   Generally, you cannot deduct expenses paid in advance. Irs tax amendment form This rule applies to any expense paid far enough in advance to, in effect, create an asset with a useful life extending substantially beyond the end of the current tax year. Irs tax amendment form Example. Irs tax amendment form On November 1, 2013, you signed and paid $3,600 for a 3-year (36-month) insurance contract for equipment. Irs tax amendment form In 2013, you are allowed to deduct only $200 (2/36 x $3,600) of the cost of the policy that is attributable to 2013. Irs tax amendment form In 2014, you'll be able to deduct $1,200 (12/36 x $3,600); in 2015, you'll be able to deduct $1,200 (12/36 x $3,600); and in 2016 you'll be able to deduct the remaining balance of $1,000. Irs tax amendment form An exception applies if the expense qualifies for the 12-month rule. Irs tax amendment form See Publication 538 for more information and examples. Irs tax amendment form See chapter 4 for special rules for prepaid farm supplies and prepaid livestock feed. Irs tax amendment form Accrual Method Under an accrual method of accounting, you generally report income in the year earned and deduct or capitalize expenses in the year incurred. Irs tax amendment form The purpose of an accrual method of accounting is to correctly match income and expenses. Irs tax amendment form Certain businesses engaged in farming must use an accrual method of accounting for its farm business and for sales and purchases of inventory items. Irs tax amendment form See Accrual Method Required and Farm Inventory , later. Irs tax amendment form Income Generally, you include an amount in income for the tax year in which all events that fix your right to receive the income have occurred, and you can determine the amount with reasonable accuracy. Irs tax amendment form Under this rule, include an amount in income on the earliest of the following dates. Irs tax amendment form When you receive payment. Irs tax amendment form When the income amount is due to you. Irs tax amendment form When you earn the income. Irs tax amendment form When title passes. Irs tax amendment form If you use an accrual method of accounting, complete Part III of Schedule F (Form 1040) to report your income. Irs tax amendment form Inventory. Irs tax amendment form   If you keep an inventory, generally you must use an accrual method of accounting to determine your gross income. Irs tax amendment form An inventory is necessary to clearly show income when the production, purchase, or sale of merchandise is an income-producing factor. Irs tax amendment form See Publication 538 for more information. Irs tax amendment form Also see Farm Inventory , later, for more information on items that must be included in inventory by farmers and inventory valuation methods for farmers. Irs tax amendment form Expenses Under an accrual method of accounting, you generally deduct or capitalize a business expense when both of the following apply. Irs tax amendment form The all-events test has been met. Irs tax amendment form This test is met when: All events have occurred that fix the fact that you have a liability, and The amount of the liability can be determined with reasonable accuracy. Irs tax amendment form Economic performance has occurred. Irs tax amendment form Economic performance. Irs tax amendment form   Generally, you cannot deduct or capitalize a business expense until economic performance occurs. Irs tax amendment form If your expense is for property or services provided to you, or for your use of property, economic performance occurs as the property or services are provided or as the property is used. Irs tax amendment form If your expense is for property or services you provide to others, economic performance occurs as you provide the property or services. Irs tax amendment form Example. Irs tax amendment form Jane, who is a farmer, uses a calendar tax year and an accrual method of accounting. Irs tax amendment form She entered into a contract with ABC Farm Consulting in 2012. Irs tax amendment form The contract stated that Jane pay ABC Farm Consulting $2,000 in December 2012. Irs tax amendment form It further stipulates that ABC Farm Consulting will develop a plan for integrating her farm with a larger farm operation based in a neighboring state by March 1, 2013. Irs tax amendment form Jane paid ABC Farm Consulting $2,000 in December 2012. Irs tax amendment form Integration of operations according to the plan began in May 2013 and they completed the integration in December 2013. Irs tax amendment form Economic performance for Jane's liability in the contract occurs as the services are provided. Irs tax amendment form Jane incurs the $2,000 cost in 2013. Irs tax amendment form An exception to the economic performance rule allows certain recurring items to be treated as incurred during a tax year even though economic performance has not occurred. Irs tax amendment form For more information, see Economic Performance in Publication 538. Irs tax amendment form Special rule for related persons. Irs tax amendment form   Business expenses and interest owed to a related person who uses the cash method of accounting are not deductible until you make the payment and the corresponding amount is includible in the related person's gross income. Irs tax amendment form Determine the relationship for this rule as of the end of the tax year for which the expense or interest would otherwise be deductible. Irs tax amendment form For more information, see Internal Revenue Code section 267. Irs tax amendment form Accrual Method Required Generally, the following businesses, if engaged in farming, must use an accrual method of accounting. Irs tax amendment form A corporation (other than a family corporation) that had gross receipts of more than $1,000,000 for any tax year beginning after 1975. Irs tax amendment form A family corporation that had gross receipts of more than $25,000,000 for any tax year beginning after 1985. Irs tax amendment form A partnership with a corporation as a partner, if that corporation meets the requirements of (1) or (2) above. Irs tax amendment form A tax shelter. Irs tax amendment form Note. Irs tax amendment form Items (1), (2), and (3) above do not apply to an S corporation or a business operating a nursery or sod farm, or the raising or harvesting of trees (other than fruit and nut trees). Irs tax amendment form Family corporation. Irs tax amendment form   A family corporation is generally a corporation that meets one of the following ownership requirements. Irs tax amendment form Members of the same family own at least 50% of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock entitled to vote and at least 50% of the total shares of all other classes of stock of the corporation. Irs tax amendment form Members of two families have owned, directly or indirectly, since October 4, 1976, at least 65% of the total combined voting power of all classes of voting stock and at least 65% of the total shares of all other classes of the corporation's stock. Irs tax amendment form Members of three families have owned, directly or indirectly, since October 4, 1976, at least 50% of the total combined voting power of all classes of voting stock and at least 50% of the total shares of all other classes of the corporation's stock. Irs tax amendment form For more information on family corporations, see Internal Revenue Code section 447. Irs tax amendment form Tax shelter. Irs tax amendment form   A tax shelter is a partnership, noncorporate enterprise, or S corporation that meets either of the following tests. Irs tax amendment form Its principal purpose is the avoidance or evasion of federal income tax. Irs tax amendment form It is a farming syndicate. Irs tax amendment form A farming syndicate is an entity that meets either of the following tests. Irs tax amendment form Interests in the activity have been offered for sale in an offering required to be registered with a federal or state agency with the authority to regulate the offering of securities for sale. Irs tax amendment form More than 35% of the losses during the tax year are allocable to limited partners or limited entrepreneurs. Irs tax amendment form   A “limited partner” is one whose personal liability for partnership debts is limited to the money or other property the partner contributed or is required to contribute to the partnership. Irs tax amendment form   A “limited entrepreneur” is one who has an interest in an enterprise other than as a limited partner and does not actively participate in the management of the enterprise. Irs tax amendment form Farm Inventory If you are required to keep an inventory, you should keep a complete record of your inventory as part of your farm records. Irs tax amendment form This record should show the actual count or measurement of the inventory. Irs tax amendment form It should also show all factors that enter into its valuation, including quality and weight, if applicable. Irs tax amendment form Hatchery business. Irs tax amendment form   If you are in the hatchery business, and use an accrual method of accounting, you must include in inventory eggs in the process of incubation. Irs tax amendment form Products held for sale. Irs tax amendment form   All harvested and purchased farm products held for sale or for feed or seed, such as grain, hay, silage, concentrates, cotton, tobacco, etc. Irs tax amendment form , must be included in inventory. Irs tax amendment form Supplies. Irs tax amendment form   Supplies acquired for sale or that become a physical part of items held for sale must be included in inventory. Irs tax amendment form Deduct the cost of supplies in the year used or consumed in operations. Irs tax amendment form Do not include incidental supplies in inventory as these are deductible in the year of purchase. Irs tax amendment form Livestock. Irs tax amendment form   Livestock held primarily for sale must be included in inventory. Irs tax amendment form Livestock held for draft, breeding, or dairy purposes can either be depreciated or included in inventory. Irs tax amendment form See also Unit-livestock-price method , later. Irs tax amendment form If you are in the business of breeding and raising chinchillas, mink, foxes, or other fur-bearing animals, these animals are livestock for inventory purposes. Irs tax amendment form Growing crops. Irs tax amendment form   Generally, growing crops are not required to be included in inventory. Irs tax amendment form However, if the crop has a preproductive period of more than 2 years, you may have to capitalize (or include in inventory) costs associated with the crop. Irs tax amendment form See Uniform capitalization rules below. Irs tax amendment form Also see Uniform Capitalization Rules in  chapter 6. Irs tax amendment form Items to include in inventory. Irs tax amendment form   Your inventory should include all items held for sale, or for use as feed, seed, etc. Irs tax amendment form , whether raised or purchased, that are unsold at the end of the year. Irs tax amendment form Uniform capitalization rules. Irs tax amendment form   The following applies if you are required to use an accrual method of accounting. Irs tax amendment form The uniform capitalization rules apply to all costs of raising a plant, even if the preproductive period of raising a plant is 2 years or less. Irs tax amendment form The costs of animals are subject to the uniform capitalization rules. Irs tax amendment form Inventory valuation methods. Irs tax amendment form   The following methods, described below, are those generally available for valuing inventory. Irs tax amendment form The method you use must conform to generally accepted accounting principles for similar businesses and must clearly reflect income. Irs tax amendment form Cost. Irs tax amendment form Lower of cost or market. Irs tax amendment form Farm-price method. Irs tax amendment form Unit-livestock-price method. Irs tax amendment form Cost and lower of cost or market methods. Irs tax amendment form   See Publication 538 for information on these valuation methods. Irs tax amendment form If you value your livestock inventory at cost or the lower of cost or market, you do not need IRS approval to change to the unit-livestock-price method. Irs tax amendment form However, if you value your livestock inventory using the farm-price method, then you must obtain permission from the IRS to change to the unit-livestock-price method. Irs tax amendment form Farm-price method. Irs tax amendment form   Under this method, each item, whether raised or purchased, is valued at its market price less the direct cost of disposition. Irs tax amendment form Market price is the current price at the nearest market in the quantities you usually sell. Irs tax amendment form Cost of disposition includes broker's commissions, freight, hauling to market, and other marketing costs. Irs tax amendment form If you use this method, you must use it for your entire inventory, except that livestock can be inventoried under the unit-livestock-price method. Irs tax amendment form Unit-livestock-price method. Irs tax amendment form   This method recognizes the difficulty of establishing the exact costs of producing and raising each animal. Irs tax amendment form You group or classify livestock according to type and age and use a standard unit price for each animal within a class or group. Irs tax amendment form The unit price you assign should reasonably approximate the normal costs incurred in producing the animals in such classes. Irs tax amendment form Unit prices and classifications are subject to approval by the IRS on examination of your return. Irs tax amendment form You must annually reevaluate your unit livestock prices and adjust the prices upward or downward to reflect increases or decreases in the costs of raising livestock. Irs tax amendment form IRS approval is not required for these adjustments. Irs tax amendment form Any other changes in unit prices or classifications do require IRS approval. Irs tax amendment form   If you use this method, include all raised livestock in inventory, regardless of whether they are held for sale or for draft, breeding, sport, or dairy purposes. Irs tax amendment form This method accounts only for the increase in cost of raising an animal to maturity. Irs tax amendment form It does not provide for any decrease in the animal's market value after it reaches maturity. Irs tax amendment form Also, if you raise cattle, you are not required to inventory hay you grow to feed your herd. Irs tax amendment form   Do not include sold or lost animals in the year-end inventory. Irs tax amendment form If your records do not show which animals were sold or lost, treat the first animals acquired as sold or lost. Irs tax amendment form The animals on hand at the end of the year are considered those most recently acquired. Irs tax amendment form   You must include in inventory all livestock purchased primarily for sale. Irs tax amendment form You can choose either to include in inventory or depreciate livestock purchased for draft, breeding, sport or dairy purposes. Irs tax amendment form However, you must be consistent from year to year, regardless of the method you have chosen. Irs tax amendment form You cannot change your method without obtaining approval from the IRS. Irs tax amendment form   You must include in inventory animals purchased after maturity or capitalize them at their purchase price. Irs tax amendment form If the animals are not mature at purchase, increase the cost at the end of each tax year according to the established unit price. Irs tax amendment form However, in the year of purchase, do not increase the cost of any animal purchased during the last 6 months of the year. Irs tax amendment form This “no increase” rule does not apply to tax shelters which must make an adjustment for any animal purchased during the year. Irs tax amendment form It also does not apply to taxpayers that must make an adjustment to reasonably reflect the particular period in the year in which animals are purchased, if necessary to avoid significant distortions in income. Irs tax amendment form Uniform capitalization rules. Irs tax amendment form   A farmer can determine costs required to be allocated under the uniform capitalization rules by using the farm-price or unit-livestock-price inventory method. Irs tax amendment form This applies to any plant or animal, even if the farmer does not hold or treat the plant or animal as inventory property. Irs tax amendment form Cash Versus Accrual Method The following examples compare the cash and accrual methods of accounting. Irs tax amendment form Example 1. Irs tax amendment form You are a farmer who uses an accrual method of accounting. Irs tax amendment form You keep your books on the calendar year basis. Irs tax amendment form You sell grain in December 2013 but you are not paid until January 2014. Irs tax amendment form Because the accrual method was used and 2013 was the tax year in which the grain was sold, you must both include the sales proceeds and deduct the costs incurred in producing the grain on your 2013 tax return. Irs tax amendment form Example 2. Irs tax amendment form Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that you use the cash method and there was no constructive receipt of the sales proceeds in 2013. Irs tax amendment form Under this method, you include the sales proceeds in income for 2014, the year you receive payment. Irs tax amendment form Deduct the costs of producing the grain in the year you pay for them. Irs tax amendment form Special Methods of Accounting There are special methods of accounting for certain items of income and expense. Irs tax amendment form Crop method. Irs tax amendment form   If you do not harvest and dispose of your crop in the same tax year that you plant it, you can, with IRS approval, use the crop method of accounting. Irs tax amendment form You cannot use the crop method for any tax return, including your first tax return, unless you receive approval from the IRS. Irs tax amendment form Under this method, you deduct the entire cost of producing the crop, including the expense of seed or young plants, in the year you realize income from the crop. Irs tax amendment form    See chapter 4 for details on deducting the costs of operating a farm. Irs tax amendment form Also see Regulations section 1. Irs tax amendment form 162-12. Irs tax amendment form Other special methods. Irs tax amendment form   Other special methods of accounting apply to the following items. Irs tax amendment form Amortization, see chapter 7. Irs tax amendment form Casualties, see chapter 11. Irs tax amendment form Condemnations, see chapter 11. Irs tax amendment form Depletion, see chapter 7. Irs tax amendment form Depreciation, see chapter 7. Irs tax amendment form Farm business expenses, see chapter 4. Irs tax amendment form Farm income, see chapter 3. Irs tax amendment form Installment sales, see chapter 10. Irs tax amendment form Soil and water conservation expenses, see chapter 5. Irs tax amendment form Thefts, see chapter 11. Irs tax amendment form Combination Method Generally, you can use any combination of cash, accrual, and special methods of accounting if the combination clearly shows your income and expenses and you use it consistently. Irs tax amendment form However, the following restrictions apply. Irs tax amendment form If you use the cash method for figuring your income, you must use the cash method for reporting your expenses. Irs tax amendment form If you use an accrual method for reporting your expenses, you must use an accrual method for figuring your income. Irs tax amendment form Changes in Methods of Accounting A change in your method of accounting includes a change in: Your overall method, such as from the cash method to an accrual method, and Your treatment of any material item, such as a change in your method of valuing inventory (for example, a change from the farm-price method to the unit-livestock-price method, discussed earlier). Irs tax amendment form Generally, once you have set up your accounting method, you must receive approval from the IRS before you can change to another method of accounting. Irs tax amendment form You may also have to pay a fee. Irs tax amendment form To obtain approval, you must generally file Form 3115. Irs tax amendment form There are instances when you can obtain automatic consent to change certain methods of accounting. Irs tax amendment form See the List of Automatic Accounting Method Changes located in the Instructions for Form 3115. Irs tax amendment form For more information on changes in methods of accounting, see Form 3115 and the Instructions for Form 3115. Irs tax amendment form Also see Publication 538. Irs tax amendment form Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications