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Prior year tax forms Publication 514 - Main Content Table of Contents Choosing To Take Credit or DeductionChoice Applies to All Qualified Foreign Taxes Making or Changing Your Choice Why Choose the Credit?Credit for Taxes Paid or Accrued Foreign Currency and Exchange Rates Foreign Tax Redetermination Who Can Take the Credit?U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms Citizens Resident Aliens Nonresident Aliens What Foreign Taxes Qualify for the Credit?Tax Must Be Imposed on You You Must Have Paid or Accrued the Tax Tax Must Be the Legal and Actual Foreign Tax Liability Tax Must Be an Income Tax (or Tax in Lieu of Income Tax) Foreign Taxes for Which You Cannot Take a CreditTaxes on Excluded Income Taxes for Which You Can Only Take an Itemized Deduction Taxes on Foreign Mineral Income Taxes From International Boycott Operations Taxes on Combined Foreign Oil and Gas Income Taxes of U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms Persons Controlling Foreign Corporations and Partnerships Taxes Related to a Foreign Tax Credit Splitting Event How To Figure the CreditLimit on the Credit Separate Limit Income Allocation of Foreign Taxes Foreign Taxes From a Partnership or an S Corporation Figuring the Limit Qualified Dividends Capital Gains and Losses Allocation of Foreign and U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms Losses Tax Treaties Carryback and CarryoverTime Limit on Tax Assessment Claim for Refund Taxes All Credited or All Deducted Married Couples How To Claim the CreditForm 1116 Records To Keep Simple Example — Filled-In Form 1116Part I—Taxable Income or Loss From Sources Outside the United States (for Category Checked Above) Part II—Foreign Taxes Paid or Accrued Part III—Figuring the Credit Part IV—Summary of Credits From Separate Parts III Comprehensive Example — Filled-In Form 1116Foreign earned income. Prior year tax forms Employee business expenses. Prior year tax forms Forms 1116 Computation of Taxable Income Part I—Taxable Income or Loss From Sources Outside the United States (for Category Checked Above) Part II—Foreign Taxes Paid or Accrued Part III—Figuring the Credit Part IV—Summary of Credits From Separate Parts III Unused Foreign Taxes How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Choosing To Take Credit or Deduction You can choose whether to take the amount of any qualified foreign taxes paid or accrued during the year as a foreign tax credit or as an itemized deduction. Prior year tax forms You can change your choice for each year's taxes. Prior year tax forms To choose the foreign tax credit, in most cases you must complete Form 1116 and attach it to your U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax return. Prior year tax forms However, you may qualify for the exception that allows you to claim the foreign tax credit without using Form 1116. Prior year tax forms See How To Figure the Credit , later. Prior year tax forms To choose to claim the taxes as an itemized deduction, use Schedule A (Form 1040), Itemized Deductions. Prior year tax forms Figure your tax both ways—claiming the credit and claiming the deduction. Prior year tax forms Then fill out your return the way that benefits you more. Prior year tax forms See Why Choose the Credit, later. Prior year tax forms Choice Applies to All Qualified Foreign Taxes As a general rule, you must choose to take either a credit or a deduction for all qualified foreign taxes. Prior year tax forms If you choose to take a credit for qualified foreign taxes, you must take the credit for all of them. Prior year tax forms You cannot deduct any of them. Prior year tax forms Conversely, if you choose to deduct qualified foreign taxes, you must deduct all of them. Prior year tax forms You cannot take a credit for any of them. Prior year tax forms See What Foreign Taxes Qualify for the Credit , later, for the meaning of qualified foreign taxes. Prior year tax forms There are exceptions to this general rule, which are described next. Prior year tax forms Exceptions for foreign taxes not allowed as a credit. Prior year tax forms   Even if you claim a credit for other foreign taxes, you can deduct any foreign tax that is not allowed as a credit if: You paid the tax to a country for which a credit is not allowed because it provides support for acts of international terrorism, or because the United States does not have or does not conduct diplomatic relations with it or recognize its government and that government is not otherwise eligible to purchase defense articles or services under the Arms Export Control Act, You paid withholding tax on dividends from foreign corporations whose stock you did not hold for the required period of time, You paid withholding tax on income or gain (other than dividends) from property you did not hold for the required period of time, You paid withholding tax on income or gain to the extent you had to make related payments on positions in substantially similar or related property, You participated in or cooperated with an international boycott, You paid taxes in connection with the purchase or sale of oil or gas, or You paid or accrued taxes on income or gain in connection with a covered asset acquisition. Prior year tax forms Covered asset acquisitions include certain acquisitions that result in a stepped-up basis for U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax purposes. Prior year tax forms For more information, see Internal Revenue Code section 901(m). Prior year tax forms The IRS intends to issue guidance that will explain this provision in greater detail. Prior year tax forms   For more information on these items, see Taxes for Which You Can Only Take an Itemized Deduction , later, under Foreign Taxes for Which You Cannot Take a Credit. Prior year tax forms Foreign taxes that are not income taxes. Prior year tax forms   In most cases, only foreign income taxes qualify for the foreign tax credit. Prior year tax forms Other taxes, such as foreign real and personal property taxes, do not qualify. Prior year tax forms But you may be able to deduct these other taxes even if you claim the foreign tax credit for foreign income taxes. Prior year tax forms   In most cases, you can deduct these other taxes only if they are expenses incurred in a trade or business or in the production of income. Prior year tax forms However, you can deduct foreign real property taxes that are not trade or business expenses as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Prior year tax forms Carrybacks and carryovers. Prior year tax forms   There is a limit on the credit you can claim in a tax year. Prior year tax forms If your qualified foreign taxes exceed the credit limit, you may be able to carry over or carry back the excess to another tax year. Prior year tax forms If you deduct qualified foreign taxes in a tax year, you cannot use a carryback or carryover in that year. Prior year tax forms That is because you cannot take both a deduction and a credit for qualified foreign taxes in the same tax year. Prior year tax forms   For more information on the limit, see How To Figure the Credit , later. Prior year tax forms For more information on carrybacks and carryovers, see Carryback and Carryover , later. Prior year tax forms Making or Changing Your Choice You can make or change your choice to claim a deduction or credit at any time during the period within 10 years from the regular due date for filing the return (without regard to any extension of time to file) for the tax year in which the taxes were actually paid or accrued. Prior year tax forms You make or change your choice on your tax return (or on an amended return) for the year your choice is to be effective. Prior year tax forms Example. Prior year tax forms You paid foreign taxes for the last 13 years and chose to deduct them on your U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms income tax returns. Prior year tax forms You were timely in both filing your returns and paying your U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax liability. Prior year tax forms In February 2013, you file an amended return for tax year 2002 choosing to take a credit for your 2002 foreign taxes because you now realize that the credit is more advantageous than the deduction for that year. Prior year tax forms Because the regular due date of your 2002 return was April 15, 2003, this choice is timely (within 10 years). Prior year tax forms Because there is a limit on the credit for your 2002 foreign tax, you have unused 2002 foreign taxes. Prior year tax forms Ordinarily, you first carry back unused foreign taxes arising in 2002 to, and claim them as a credit in, the 2 preceding tax years. Prior year tax forms If you are unable to claim all of them in those 2 years, you carry them forward to the 10 years following the year in which they arose. Prior year tax forms Because you originally chose to deduct your foreign taxes and the 10-year period for changing the choice for 2000 and 2001 has passed, you cannot change your choice and carry the unused 2002 foreign taxes back to tax years 2000 and 2001. Prior year tax forms Because the 10-year periods for changing the choice have not passed for your 2003 through 2012 income tax returns, you can still choose to claim the credit for those years and carry forward any unused 2002 foreign taxes. Prior year tax forms However, you must reduce the unused 2002 foreign taxes that you carry forward by the amount that would have been allowed as a carryback if you had timely carried back the foreign tax to tax years 2000 and 2001. Prior year tax forms You cannot take a credit or a deduction for foreign taxes paid on income you exclude under the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion. Prior year tax forms See Foreign Earned Income and Housing Exclusions under Foreign Taxes for Which You Cannot Take a Credit, later. Prior year tax forms Why Choose the Credit? The foreign tax credit is intended to relieve you of a double tax burden when your foreign source income is taxed by both the United States and the foreign country. Prior year tax forms In most cases, if the foreign tax rate is higher than the U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms rate, there will be no U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax on the foreign income. Prior year tax forms If the foreign tax rate is lower than the U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms rate, U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax on the foreign income will be limited to the difference between the rates. Prior year tax forms The foreign tax credit can only reduce U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms taxes on foreign source income; it cannot reduce U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms taxes on U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms source income. Prior year tax forms Although no one rule covers all situations, in most cases it is better to take a credit for qualified foreign taxes than to deduct them as an itemized deduction. Prior year tax forms This is because: A credit reduces your actual U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms income tax on a dollar-for-dollar basis, while a deduction reduces only your income subject to tax, You can choose to take the foreign tax credit even if you do not itemize your deductions. Prior year tax forms You then are allowed the standard deduction in addition to the credit, and If you choose to take the foreign tax credit, and the taxes paid or accrued exceed the credit limit for the tax year, you may be able to carry over or carry back the excess to another tax year. Prior year tax forms (See Limit on credit under How To Figure the Credit, later. Prior year tax forms ) Example 1. Prior year tax forms For 2013, you and your spouse have adjusted gross income of $80,300, including $20,000 of dividend income from foreign sources. Prior year tax forms None of the dividends are qualified dividends. Prior year tax forms You file a joint return and can claim two $3,900 exemptions. Prior year tax forms You had to pay $2,000 in foreign income taxes on the dividend income. Prior year tax forms If you take the foreign taxes as an itemized deduction, your total itemized deductions are $15,000. Prior year tax forms Your taxable income then is $57,500 and your tax is $7,736. Prior year tax forms If you take the credit instead, your itemized deductions are only $13,000. Prior year tax forms Your taxable income then is $59,500 and your tax before the credit is $8,036. Prior year tax forms After the credit, however, your tax is only $6,036. Prior year tax forms Therefore, your tax is $1,700 lower ($7,736 − $6,036) by taking the credit. Prior year tax forms Example 2. Prior year tax forms In 2013, you receive investment income of $5,000 from a foreign country, which imposes a tax of $1,500 on that income. Prior year tax forms You report on your U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms return this income as well as $56,000 of U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms source wages and an allowable $49,000 partnership loss from a U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms partnership. Prior year tax forms Your share of the partnership's gross income is $25,000 and your share of its expenses is $74,000. Prior year tax forms You are single, entitled to one $3,900 exemption, and have other itemized deductions of $6,850. Prior year tax forms If you deduct the foreign tax on your U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms return, your taxable income is a negative $250 ($5,000 + $56,000 − $49,000 − $1,500 − $6,850 − $3,900) and your tax is $0. Prior year tax forms If you take the credit instead, your taxable income is $1,250 ($5,000 + $56,000 − $49,000 − $3,900 − $6,850) and your tax before the credit is $126. Prior year tax forms You can take a credit of only $113 because of limits discussed later. Prior year tax forms Your tax after the credit is $13 ($126 − $113), which is $13 more than if you deduct the foreign tax. Prior year tax forms If you choose the credit, you will have unused foreign taxes of $1,387 ($1,500 − $113). Prior year tax forms When deciding whether to take the credit or the deduction this year, you will need to consider whether you can benefit from a carryback or carryover of that unused foreign tax. Prior year tax forms Credit for Taxes Paid or Accrued You can claim the credit for a qualified foreign tax in the tax year in which you pay it or accrue it, depending on your method of accounting. Prior year tax forms “Tax year” refers to the tax year for which your U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms return is filed, not the tax year for which your foreign return is filed. Prior year tax forms Accrual method of accounting. Prior year tax forms   If you use an accrual method of accounting, you can claim the credit only in the year in which you accrue the tax. Prior year tax forms You are using an accrual method of accounting if you report income when you earn it, rather than when you receive it, and you deduct your expenses when you incur them, rather than when you pay them. Prior year tax forms   In most cases, foreign taxes accrue when all the events have taken place that fix the amount of the tax and your liability to pay it. Prior year tax forms Generally, this occurs on the last day of the tax year for which your foreign return is filed. Prior year tax forms Contesting your foreign tax liability. Prior year tax forms   If you are contesting your foreign tax liability, you cannot accrue it and take a credit until the amount of foreign tax due is finally determined. Prior year tax forms However, if you choose to pay the tax liability you are contesting, you can take a credit for the amount you pay before a final determination of foreign tax liability is made. Prior year tax forms Once your liability is determined, the foreign tax credit is allowable for the year to which the foreign tax relates. Prior year tax forms If the amount of foreign taxes taken as a credit differs from the final foreign tax liability, you may have to adjust the credit, as discussed later under Foreign Tax Redetermination . Prior year tax forms You may have to post a bond. Prior year tax forms   If you claim a credit for taxes accrued but not paid, you may have to post an income tax bond to guarantee your payment of any tax due in the event the amount of foreign tax paid differs from the amount claimed. Prior year tax forms   The IRS can request this bond at any time without regard to the Time Limit on Tax Assessment discussed later under Carryback and Carryover. Prior year tax forms Cash method of accounting. Prior year tax forms   If you use the cash method of accounting, you can choose to take the credit either in the year you pay the tax or in the year you accrue it. Prior year tax forms You are using the cash method of accounting if you report income in the year you actually or constructively receive it, and deduct expenses in the year you pay them. Prior year tax forms Choosing to take credit in the year taxes accrue. Prior year tax forms   Even if you use the cash method of accounting, you can choose to take a credit for foreign taxes in the year they accrue. Prior year tax forms You make the choice by checking the box in Part II of Form 1116. Prior year tax forms Once you make that choice, you must follow it in all later years and take a credit for foreign taxes in the year they accrue. Prior year tax forms   In addition, the choice to take the credit when foreign taxes accrue applies to all foreign taxes qualifying for the credit. Prior year tax forms You cannot take a credit for some foreign taxes when paid and take a credit for others when accrued. Prior year tax forms   If you make the choice to take the credit when foreign taxes accrue and pay them in a later year, you cannot claim a deduction for any part of the previously accrued taxes. Prior year tax forms Credit based on taxes paid in earlier year. Prior year tax forms   If, in earlier years, you took the credit based on taxes paid, and this year you choose to take the credit based on taxes accrued, you may be able to take the credit this year for taxes from more than one year. Prior year tax forms Example. Prior year tax forms Last year you took the credit based on taxes paid. Prior year tax forms This year you chose to take the credit based on taxes accrued. Prior year tax forms During the year you paid foreign income taxes owed for last year. Prior year tax forms You also accrued foreign income taxes for this year that you did not pay by the end of the year. Prior year tax forms You can base the credit on your return for this year on both last year's taxes that you paid and this year's taxes that you accrued. Prior year tax forms Foreign Currency and Exchange Rates U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms income tax is imposed on income expressed in U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms dollars, while in most cases the foreign tax is imposed on income expressed in foreign currency. Prior year tax forms Therefore, fluctuations in the value of the foreign currency relative to the U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms dollar may affect the foreign tax credit. Prior year tax forms Translating foreign currency into U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms dollars. Prior year tax forms   If you receive all or part of your income or pay some or all of your expenses in foreign currency, you must translate the foreign currency into U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms dollars. Prior year tax forms How and when you do this depends on your functional currency. Prior year tax forms In most cases, your functional currency is the U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms dollar unless you are required to use the currency of a foreign country. Prior year tax forms   You must make all federal income tax determinations in your functional currency. Prior year tax forms The U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms dollar is the functional currency for all taxpayers except some qualified business units. Prior year tax forms A qualified business unit is a separate and clearly identified unit of a trade or business that maintains separate books and records. Prior year tax forms Unless you are self-employed, your functional currency is the U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms dollar. Prior year tax forms   Even if you are self-employed and have a qualified business unit, your functional currency is the U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms dollar if any of the following apply. Prior year tax forms You conduct the business primarily in dollars. Prior year tax forms The principal place of business is located in the United States. Prior year tax forms You choose to or are required to use the dollar as your functional currency. Prior year tax forms The business books and records are not kept in the currency of the economic environment in which a significant part of the business activities is conducted. Prior year tax forms   If your functional currency is the U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms dollar, you must immediately translate into dollars all items of income, expense, etc. Prior year tax forms , that you receive, pay, or accrue in a foreign currency and that will affect computation of your income tax. Prior year tax forms If there is more than one exchange rate, use the one that most properly reflects your income. Prior year tax forms In most cases, you can get exchange rates from banks and U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms Embassies. Prior year tax forms   If your functional currency is not the U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms dollar, make all income tax determinations in your functional currency. Prior year tax forms At the end of the year, translate the results, such as income or loss, into U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms dollars to report on your income tax return. Prior year tax forms    For more information, write to: Internal Revenue Service International Section Philadelphia, PA 19255-0725 Rate of exchange for foreign taxes paid. Prior year tax forms   Use the rate of exchange in effect on the date you paid the foreign taxes to the foreign country unless you meet the exception discussed next. Prior year tax forms If your tax was withheld in foreign currency, use the rate of exchange in effect for the date on which the tax was withheld. Prior year tax forms If you make foreign estimated tax payments, you use the rate of exchange in effect for the date on which you made the estimated tax payment. Prior year tax forms   The exchange rate rules discussed here apply even if the foreign taxes are paid or accrued with respect to a foreign tax credit splitting event (discussed later). Prior year tax forms Exception. Prior year tax forms   If you claim the credit for foreign taxes on an accrual basis, in most cases you must use the average exchange rate for the tax year to which the taxes relate. Prior year tax forms This rule applies to accrued taxes relating to tax years beginning after 1997 and only under the following conditions. Prior year tax forms The foreign taxes are paid on or after the first day of the tax year to which they relate. Prior year tax forms The foreign taxes are paid not later than 2 years after the close of the tax year to which they relate. Prior year tax forms The foreign tax liability is not denominated in an inflationary currency (defined in the Form 1116 instructions). Prior year tax forms (This condition applies to taxes paid or accrued in tax years beginning after November 6, 2007. Prior year tax forms )   For all other foreign taxes, you should use the exchange rate in effect on the date you paid them. Prior year tax forms Election to use exchange rate on date paid. Prior year tax forms   If you have accrued foreign taxes that you are otherwise required to convert using the average exchange rate, you may elect to use the exchange rate in effect on the date the foreign taxes are paid if the taxes are denominated in a nonfunctional foreign currency. Prior year tax forms If any of the accrued taxes are unpaid, you must translate them into U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms dollars using the exchange rate on the last day of the U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax year to which those taxes relate. Prior year tax forms You may make the election for all nonfunctional currency foreign income taxes or only those nonfunctional currency foreign income taxes that are attributable to qualified business units with a U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms dollar functional currency. Prior year tax forms Once made, the election applies to the tax year for which made and all subsequent tax years unless revoked with the consent of the IRS. Prior year tax forms The election is available for tax years beginning after 2004. Prior year tax forms It must be made by the due date (including extensions) for filing the tax return for the first tax year to which the election applies. Prior year tax forms Make the election by attaching a statement to the applicable tax return. Prior year tax forms The statement must identify whether the election is made for all foreign taxes or only for foreign taxes attributable to qualified business units with a U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms dollar functional currency. Prior year tax forms Foreign Tax Redetermination A foreign tax redetermination is any change in your foreign tax liability that may affect your U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms foreign tax credit claimed. Prior year tax forms The year in which to claim the credit remains the year to which the foreign taxes paid or accrued relate, even if the change in foreign tax liability occurs in a later year. Prior year tax forms If a foreign tax redetermination occurs, a redetermination of your U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax liability is required if any of the following conditions apply. Prior year tax forms The accrued taxes when paid differ from the amounts claimed as a credit. Prior year tax forms The accrued taxes you claimed as a credit in one tax year are not paid within 2 years after the end of that tax year. Prior year tax forms If this applies to you, you must reduce the credit previously claimed by the amount of the unpaid taxes. Prior year tax forms You will not be allowed a credit for the unpaid taxes until you pay them. Prior year tax forms When you pay the accrued taxes, a new foreign tax redetermination occurs and you must translate the taxes into U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms dollars using the exchange rate as of the date they were paid. Prior year tax forms The foreign tax credit is allowed for the year to which the foreign tax relates. Prior year tax forms See Rate of exchange for foreign taxes paid , earlier, under Foreign Currency and Exchange Rates. Prior year tax forms The foreign taxes you paid are refunded in whole or in part. Prior year tax forms For taxes taken into account when accrued but translated into dollars on the date of payment, the dollar value of the accrued tax differs from the dollar value of the tax paid because of fluctuations in the exchange rate between the date of accrual and the date of payment. Prior year tax forms However, no redetermination is required if the change in foreign tax liability for each foreign country is solely attributable to exchange rate fluctuations and is less than the smaller of: $10,000, or 2% of the total dollar amount of the foreign tax initially accrued for that foreign country for the U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax year. Prior year tax forms In this case, you must adjust your U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax in the tax year in which the accrued foreign taxes are paid. Prior year tax forms Notice to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of Redetermination You are required to notify the IRS about a foreign tax credit redetermination that affects your U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax liability for each tax year affected by the redetermination. Prior year tax forms In most cases, you must file Form 1040X, Amended U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms Individual Income Tax Return, with a revised Form 1116 and a statement that contains information sufficient for the IRS to redetermine your U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax liability for the year or years affected. Prior year tax forms See Contents of statement , later. Prior year tax forms You are not required to attach Form 1116 for a tax year affected by a redetermination if: The amount of your creditable taxes paid or accrued during the tax year is not more than $300 ($600 if married filing a joint return) as a result of the foreign tax redetermination, and You meet the requirements listed under Exemption from foreign tax credit limit under How To Figure the Credit, later. Prior year tax forms There are other exceptions to this requirement. Prior year tax forms They are discussed later under Due date of notification to IRS . Prior year tax forms Contents of statement. Prior year tax forms   The statement must include all of the following. Prior year tax forms Your name, address, and taxpayer identification number. Prior year tax forms The tax year or years that are affected by the foreign tax redetermination. Prior year tax forms The date or dates the foreign taxes were accrued, if applicable. Prior year tax forms The date or dates the foreign taxes were paid. Prior year tax forms The amount of foreign taxes paid or accrued on each date (in foreign currency) and the exchange rate used to translate each amount. Prior year tax forms Information sufficient to determine any interest due from or owing to you, including the amount of any interest paid to you by the foreign government and the dates received. Prior year tax forms   In the case of any foreign taxes that were not paid before the date two years after the close of the tax year to which those taxes relate, you must provide the amount of those taxes in foreign currency and the exchange rate that was used to translate that amount when originally claimed as a credit. Prior year tax forms   If any foreign tax was refunded in whole or in part, you must provide the date and amount (in foreign currency) of each refund, the exchange rate that was used to translate each amount when originally claimed as a credit, and the exchange rate for the date the refund was received (for purposes of computing foreign currency gain or loss under Internal Revenue Code section 988). Prior year tax forms Due date of notification to IRS. Prior year tax forms   If you pay less foreign tax than you originally claimed a credit for, in most cases you must file a notification by the due date (with extensions) of your original return for your tax year in which the foreign tax redetermination occurred. Prior year tax forms There is no limit on the time the IRS has to redetermine and assess the correct U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax due. Prior year tax forms If you pay more foreign tax than you originally claimed a credit for, you have 10 years to file a claim for refund of U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms taxes. Prior year tax forms See Time Limit on Refund Claims , later. Prior year tax forms   Exceptions to this due date are explained in the next two paragraphs. Prior year tax forms Multiple redeterminations of U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax liability for same tax year. Prior year tax forms   Where more than one foreign tax redetermination requires a redetermination of U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax liability for the same tax year and those redeterminations occur in the same tax year or within two consecutive tax years, you can file for that tax year one notification (Form 1040X with a Form 1116 and the required statement) that reflects all those tax redeterminations. Prior year tax forms If you choose to file one notification, the due date for that notification is the due date of the original return (with extensions) for the year in which the first foreign tax redetermination that reduced your foreign tax liability occurred. Prior year tax forms However, foreign tax redeterminations with respect to the tax year for which a redetermination of U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax liability is required may occur after the due date for providing that notification. Prior year tax forms In this situation, you may have to file more than one Form 1040X for that tax year. Prior year tax forms Additional U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax due eliminated by foreign tax credit carryback or carryover. Prior year tax forms   If a foreign tax redetermination requires a redetermination of U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax liability that would otherwise result in an additional amount of U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax due, but the additional tax is eliminated by a carryback or carryover of an unused foreign tax, you do not have to amend your tax return for the year affected by the redetermination. Prior year tax forms Instead, you can notify the IRS by attaching a statement to the original return for the tax year in which the foreign tax redetermination occurred. Prior year tax forms You must file the statement by the due date (with extensions) of that return. Prior year tax forms The statement must show the amount of the unused foreign taxes paid or accrued and a detailed schedule showing the computation of the carryback or carryover (including the amounts carried back or over to the year for which a redetermination on U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax liability is required). Prior year tax forms Failure-to-notify penalty. Prior year tax forms   If you fail to notify the IRS of a foreign tax redetermination and cannot show reasonable cause for the failure, you may have to pay a penalty. Prior year tax forms   For each month, or part of a month, that the failure continues, you pay a penalty of 5% of the tax due resulting from a redetermination of your U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax. Prior year tax forms This penalty cannot be more than 25% of the tax due. Prior year tax forms Foreign tax refund. Prior year tax forms   If you receive a foreign tax refund without interest from the foreign government, you will not have to pay interest on the amount of tax due resulting from the adjustment to your U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax for the time before the date of the refund. Prior year tax forms   However, if you receive a foreign tax refund with interest, you must pay interest to the IRS up to the amount of the interest paid to you by the foreign government. Prior year tax forms The interest you must pay cannot be more than the interest you would have had to pay on taxes that were unpaid for any other reason for the same period. Prior year tax forms Interest also is owed from the time you receive a refund until you pay the additional tax due. Prior year tax forms Foreign tax imposed on foreign refund. Prior year tax forms   If your foreign tax refund is taxed by the foreign country, you cannot take a separate credit or deduction for this additional foreign tax. Prior year tax forms However, when you refigure the foreign tax credit taken for the original foreign tax, reduce the amount of the refund by the foreign tax paid on the refund. Prior year tax forms Example. Prior year tax forms You paid a foreign income tax of $3,000 in 2011, and received a foreign tax refund of $500 in 2013 on which a foreign tax of $100 was imposed. Prior year tax forms When you refigure your credit for 2011, you must reduce the $3,000 you paid by $400. Prior year tax forms Time Limit on Refund Claims You have 10 years to file a claim for refund of U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax if you find that you paid or accrued a larger foreign tax than you claimed a credit for. Prior year tax forms The 10-year period begins the day after the regular due date for filing the return (without extensions) for the year in which the taxes were actually paid or accrued. Prior year tax forms You have 10 years to file your claim regardless of whether you claim the credit for taxes paid or taxes accrued. Prior year tax forms The 10-year period applies to claims for refund or credit based on: Fixing math errors in figuring qualified foreign taxes, Reporting qualified foreign taxes not originally reported on the return, or Any other change in the size of the credit (including one caused by correcting the foreign tax credit limit). Prior year tax forms The special 10-year period also applies to making or changing your choice to claim a deduction or credit for foreign taxes. Prior year tax forms See Making or Changing Your Choice discussed earlier under Choosing To Take Credit or Deduction. Prior year tax forms Who Can Take the Credit? U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms citizens, resident aliens, and nonresident aliens who paid foreign income tax and are subject to U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax on foreign source income may be able to take a foreign tax credit. Prior year tax forms U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms Citizens If you are a U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms citizen, you are taxed by the United States on your worldwide income wherever you live. Prior year tax forms You are normally entitled to take a credit for foreign taxes you pay or accrue. Prior year tax forms Resident Aliens If you are a resident alien of the United States, you can take a credit for foreign taxes subject to the same general rules as U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms citizens. Prior year tax forms If you are a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico for the entire tax year, you also come under the same rules. Prior year tax forms Usually, you can take a credit only for those foreign taxes imposed on income you actually or constructively received while you had resident alien status. Prior year tax forms For information on alien status, see Publication 519. Prior year tax forms Nonresident Aliens If you are a nonresident alien, you cannot take the credit in most cases. Prior year tax forms However, you may be able to take the credit if: You were a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico during your entire tax year, or You pay or accrue tax to a foreign country or U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms possession on income from foreign sources that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Prior year tax forms But if you must pay tax to a foreign country or U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms possession on income from U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms sources only because you are a citizen or a resident of that country or U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms possession, do not use that tax in figuring the amount of your credit. Prior year tax forms For information on alien status and effectively connected income, see Publication 519. Prior year tax forms What Foreign Taxes Qualify for the Credit? In most cases, the following four tests must be met for any foreign tax to qualify for the credit. Prior year tax forms The tax must be imposed on you. Prior year tax forms You must have paid or accrued the tax. Prior year tax forms The tax must be the legal and actual foreign tax liability. Prior year tax forms The tax must be an income tax (or a tax in lieu of an income tax). Prior year tax forms Certain foreign taxes do not qualify for the credit even if the four tests are met. Prior year tax forms See Foreign Taxes for Which You Cannot Take a Credit, later. Prior year tax forms Tax Must Be Imposed on You You can claim a credit only for foreign taxes that are imposed on you by a foreign country or U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms possession. Prior year tax forms For example, a tax that is deducted from your wages is considered to be imposed on you. Prior year tax forms You cannot shift the right to claim the credit by contract or other means. Prior year tax forms Foreign country. Prior year tax forms   A foreign country includes any foreign state and its political subdivisions. Prior year tax forms Income, war profits, and excess profits taxes paid or accrued to a foreign city or province qualify for the foreign tax credit. Prior year tax forms U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms possessions. Prior year tax forms   For foreign tax credit purposes, all qualified taxes paid to U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms possessions are considered foreign taxes. Prior year tax forms For this purpose, U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms possessions include Puerto Rico and American Samoa. Prior year tax forms   When the term “foreign country” is used in this publication, it includes U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms possessions unless otherwise stated. Prior year tax forms You Must Have Paid or Accrued the Tax In most cases, you can claim the credit only if you paid or accrued the foreign tax to a foreign country or U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms possession. Prior year tax forms However, the paragraphs that follow describe some instances in which you can claim the credit even if you did not directly pay or accrue the tax yourself. Prior year tax forms Joint return. Prior year tax forms   If you file a joint return, you can claim the credit based on the total foreign income taxes paid or accrued by you and your spouse. Prior year tax forms Combined income. Prior year tax forms   If foreign tax is imposed on the combined income of two or more persons (for example, spouses), the tax is allocated among, and considered paid by, these persons on a pro rata basis in proportion to each person's portion of the combined income, as determined under foreign law and Regulations section 1. Prior year tax forms 901-2(f)(3)(iii). Prior year tax forms Combined income with respect to each foreign tax that is imposed on a combined basis (and combined income subject to tax exemption or preferential tax rates) is computed separately, and the tax on that combined income is allocated separately. Prior year tax forms   These rules apply to foreign taxes paid or accrued in tax years beginning after February 14, 2012. Prior year tax forms However, you can choose to apply the new rules to foreign taxes paid or accrued in tax years beginning after December 31, 2010, and before February 15, 2012. Prior year tax forms For more details, see paragraphs (f) and (h) of Regulations section 1. Prior year tax forms 901-2. Prior year tax forms For similar rules applicable to prior tax years, see Regulations section 1. Prior year tax forms 901-2 (revised as of April 1, 2011). Prior year tax forms Example. Prior year tax forms You and your spouse reside in Country X, which imposes income tax on your combined incomes. Prior year tax forms Both of you use the “u” as your functional currency. Prior year tax forms Country X apportions tax based on income. Prior year tax forms You had income of 30,000u and your spouse had income of 20,000u. Prior year tax forms Your filing status on your U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms income tax return is married filing separately. Prior year tax forms You can claim only 60% (30,000u/50,000u) of the foreign taxes imposed on your income on your U. Prior year tax forms S income tax return. Prior year tax forms Your spouse can claim only 40% (20,000u/50,000u). Prior year tax forms Partner or S corporation shareholder. Prior year tax forms   If you are a member of a partnership, or a shareholder in an S corporation, you can claim the credit based on your proportionate share of the foreign income taxes paid or accrued by the partnership or the S corporation. Prior year tax forms These amounts will be shown on the Schedule K-1 you receive from the partnership or S corporation. Prior year tax forms However, if you are a shareholder in an S corporation that in turn owns stock in a foreign corporation, you cannot claim a credit for your share of foreign taxes paid by the foreign corporation. Prior year tax forms Beneficiary. Prior year tax forms   If you are a beneficiary of an estate or trust, you may be able to claim the credit based on your proportionate share of foreign income taxes paid or accrued by the estate or trust. Prior year tax forms This amount will be shown on the Schedule K-1 you receive from the estate or trust. Prior year tax forms However, you must show that the tax was imposed on income of the estate and not on income received by the decedent. Prior year tax forms Mutual fund shareholder. Prior year tax forms   If you are a shareholder of a mutual fund or other regulated investment company (RIC), you may be able to claim the credit based on your share of foreign income taxes paid by the fund if it chooses to pass the credit on to its shareholders. Prior year tax forms You should receive from the mutual fund or other RIC a Form 1099-DIV, or similar statement, showing your share of the foreign income, and your share of the foreign taxes paid. Prior year tax forms If you do not receive this information, you will need to contact the fund. Prior year tax forms Controlled foreign corporation shareholder. Prior year tax forms   If you are a shareholder of a controlled foreign corporation and choose to be taxed at corporate rates on the amount you must include in gross income from that corporation, you can claim the credit based on your share of foreign taxes paid or accrued by the controlled foreign corporation. Prior year tax forms If you make this election, you must claim the credit by filing Form 1118, Foreign Tax Credit—Corporations. Prior year tax forms Controlled foreign corporation. Prior year tax forms   A controlled foreign corporation is a foreign corporation in which U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms shareholders own more than 50% of the voting power or value of the stock. Prior year tax forms You are considered a U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms shareholder if you own, directly or indirectly, 10% or more of the total voting power of all classes of the foreign corporation's stock. Prior year tax forms See Internal Revenue Code sections 951(b) and 958(b) for more information. Prior year tax forms Tax Must Be the Legal and Actual Foreign Tax Liability The amount of foreign tax that qualifies is not necessarily the amount of tax withheld by the foreign country. Prior year tax forms Only the legal and actual foreign tax liability that you paid or accrued during the year qualifies for the credit. Prior year tax forms Foreign tax refund. Prior year tax forms   You cannot take a foreign tax credit for income taxes paid to a foreign country if it is reasonably certain the amount would be refunded, credited, rebated, abated, or forgiven if you made a claim. Prior year tax forms   For example, the United States has tax treaties with many countries allowing U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms citizens and residents reductions in the rates of tax of those foreign countries. Prior year tax forms However, some treaty countries require U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms citizens and residents to pay the tax figured without regard to the lower treaty rates and then claim a refund for the amount by which the tax actually paid is more than the amount of tax figured using the lower treaty rate. Prior year tax forms The qualified foreign tax is the amount figured using the lower treaty rate and not the amount actually paid, because the excess tax is refundable. Prior year tax forms Subsidy received. Prior year tax forms   Tax payments a foreign country returns to you in the form of a subsidy do not qualify for the foreign tax credit. Prior year tax forms This rule applies even if the subsidy is given to a person related to you, or persons who participated with you in a transaction or a related transaction. Prior year tax forms A subsidy can be provided by any means but must be determined, directly or indirectly, in relation to the amount of tax, or to the base used to figure the tax. Prior year tax forms   The term “subsidy” includes any type of benefit. Prior year tax forms Some ways of providing a subsidy are refunds, credits, deductions, payments, or discharges of obligations. Prior year tax forms Shareholder receiving refund for corporate tax in integrated system. Prior year tax forms   Under some foreign tax laws and treaties, a shareholder is considered to have paid part of the tax that is imposed on the corporation. Prior year tax forms You may be able to claim a refund of these taxes from the foreign government. Prior year tax forms You must include the refund (including any amount withheld) in your income in the year received. Prior year tax forms Any tax withheld from the refund is a qualified foreign tax. Prior year tax forms Example. Prior year tax forms You are a shareholder of a French corporation. Prior year tax forms You receive a $100 refund of the tax paid to France by the corporation on the earnings distributed to you as a dividend. Prior year tax forms The French government imposes a 15% withholding tax ($15) on the refund you received. Prior year tax forms You receive a check for $85. Prior year tax forms You include $100 in your income. Prior year tax forms The $15 of tax withheld is a qualified foreign tax. Prior year tax forms Tax Must Be an Income Tax (or Tax in Lieu of Income Tax) In most cases, only income, war profits, and excess profits taxes (income taxes) qualify for the foreign tax credit. Prior year tax forms Foreign taxes on wages, dividends, interest, and royalties qualify for the credit in most cases. Prior year tax forms Furthermore, foreign taxes on income can qualify even though they are not imposed under an income tax law if the tax is in lieu of an income, war profits, or excess profits tax. Prior year tax forms See Taxes in Lieu of Income Taxes , later. Prior year tax forms Income Tax Simply because the levy is called an income tax by the foreign taxing authority does not make it an income tax for this purpose. Prior year tax forms A foreign levy is an income tax only if it meets both of the following requirements. Prior year tax forms It is a tax; that is, you have to pay it and you get no specific economic benefit (discussed below) from paying it. Prior year tax forms The predominant character of the tax is that of an income tax in the U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms sense. Prior year tax forms A foreign levy may meet these requirements even if the foreign tax law differs from U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax law. Prior year tax forms The foreign law may include in income items that U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms law does not include, or it may allow certain exclusions or deductions that U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms law does not allow. Prior year tax forms Specific economic benefit. Prior year tax forms   In most cases, you get a specific economic benefit if you receive, or are considered to receive, an economic benefit from the foreign country imposing the levy, and: If there is a generally imposed income tax, the economic benefit is not available on substantially the same terms to all persons subject to the income tax, or If there is no generally imposed income tax, the economic benefit is not available on substantially the same terms to the population of the foreign country in general. Prior year tax forms   You are considered to receive a specific economic benefit if you have a business transaction with a person who receives a specific economic benefit from the foreign country and, under the terms and conditions of the transaction, you receive directly or indirectly all or part of the benefit. Prior year tax forms   However, see the exception discussed later under Pension, unemployment, and disability fund payments . Prior year tax forms Economic benefits. Prior year tax forms   Economic benefits include the following. Prior year tax forms Goods. Prior year tax forms Services. Prior year tax forms Fees or other payments. Prior year tax forms Rights to use, acquire, or extract resources, patents, or other property the foreign country owns or controls. Prior year tax forms Discharges of contractual obligations. Prior year tax forms   In most cases, the right or privilege merely to engage in business is not an economic benefit. Prior year tax forms Dual-capacity taxpayers. Prior year tax forms   If you are subject to a foreign country's levy and you also receive a specific economic benefit from that foreign country, you are a “dual-capacity taxpayer. Prior year tax forms ” As a dual-capacity taxpayer, you cannot claim a credit for any part of the foreign levy, unless you establish that the amount paid under a distinct element of the foreign levy is a tax, rather than a compulsory payment for a direct or indirect specific economic benefit. Prior year tax forms    For more information on how to establish amounts paid under separate elements of a levy, write to: Internal Revenue Service International Section Philadelphia, PA 19255-0725 Pension, unemployment, and disability fund payments. Prior year tax forms   A foreign tax imposed on an individual to pay for retirement, old-age, death, survivor, unemployment, illness, or disability benefits, or for substantially similar purposes, is not payment for a specific economic benefit if the amount of the tax does not depend on the age, life expectancy, or similar characteristics of that individual. Prior year tax forms    No deduction or credit is allowed, however, for social security taxes paid or accrued to a foreign country with which the United States has a social security agreement. Prior year tax forms For more information about these agreements, see Publication 54. Prior year tax forms Soak-up taxes. Prior year tax forms   A foreign tax is not predominantly an income tax and does not qualify for credit to the extent it is a soak-up tax. Prior year tax forms A tax is a soak-up tax to the extent that liability for it depends on the availability of a credit for it against income tax imposed by another country. Prior year tax forms This rule applies only if and to the extent that the foreign tax would not be imposed if the credit were not available. Prior year tax forms Penalties and interest. Prior year tax forms   Amounts paid to a foreign government to satisfy a liability for interest, fines, penalties, or any similar obligation are not taxes and do not qualify for the credit. Prior year tax forms Taxes not based on income. Prior year tax forms   Foreign taxes based on gross receipts or the number of units produced, rather than on realized net income, do not qualify unless they are imposed in lieu of an income tax, as discussed next. Prior year tax forms Taxes based on assets, such as property taxes, do not qualify for the credit. Prior year tax forms Taxes in Lieu of Income Taxes A tax paid or accrued to a foreign country qualifies for the credit if it is imposed in lieu of an income tax otherwise generally imposed. Prior year tax forms A foreign levy is a tax in lieu of an income tax only if: It is not payment for a specific economic benefit as discussed earlier, and The tax is imposed in place of, and not in addition to, an income tax otherwise generally imposed. Prior year tax forms A tax in lieu of an income tax does not have to be based on realized net income. Prior year tax forms A foreign tax imposed on gross income, gross receipts or sales, or the number of units produced or exported can qualify for the credit. Prior year tax forms In most cases, a soak-up tax (discussed earlier) does not qualify as a tax in lieu of an income tax. Prior year tax forms However, if the foreign country imposes a soak-up tax in lieu of an income tax, the amount that does not qualify for foreign tax credit is the lesser of the following amounts. Prior year tax forms The soak-up tax. Prior year tax forms The foreign tax you paid that is more than the amount you would have paid if you had been subject to the generally imposed income tax. Prior year tax forms Foreign Taxes for Which You Cannot Take a Credit This part discusses the foreign taxes for which you cannot take a credit. Prior year tax forms These are: Taxes on excluded income, Taxes for which you can only take an itemized deduction, Taxes on foreign mineral income, Taxes from international boycott operations, A portion of taxes on combined foreign oil and gas income, Taxes of U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms persons controlling foreign corporations and partnerships who fail to file required information returns, and Taxes related to a foreign tax splitting event. Prior year tax forms Taxes on Excluded Income You cannot take a credit for foreign taxes paid or accrued on certain income that is excluded from U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms gross income. Prior year tax forms Foreign Earned Income and Housing Exclusions You must reduce your foreign taxes available for the credit by the amount of those taxes paid or accrued on income that is excluded from U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms income under the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion. Prior year tax forms See Publication 54 for more information on the foreign earned income and housing exclusions. Prior year tax forms Wages completely excluded. Prior year tax forms   If your wages are completely excluded, you cannot take a credit for any of the foreign taxes paid or accrued on these wages. Prior year tax forms Wages partly excluded. Prior year tax forms   If only part of your wages is excluded, you cannot take a credit for the foreign income taxes allocable to the excluded part. Prior year tax forms You find the amount allocable to your excluded wages by multiplying the foreign tax paid or accrued on foreign earned income received or accrued during the tax year by a fraction. Prior year tax forms   The numerator of the fraction is your foreign earned income and housing amounts excluded under the foreign earned income and housing exclusions for the tax year minus otherwise deductible expenses definitely related and properly apportioned to that income. Prior year tax forms Deductible expenses do not include the foreign housing deduction. Prior year tax forms   The denominator is your total foreign earned income received or accrued during the tax year minus all deductible expenses allocable to that income (including the foreign housing deduction). Prior year tax forms If the foreign law taxes foreign earned income and some other income (for example, earned income from U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms sources or a type of income not subject to U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax), and the taxes on the other income cannot be segregated, the denominator of the fraction is the total amount of income subject to the foreign tax minus deductible expenses allocable to that income. Prior year tax forms Example. Prior year tax forms You are a U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms citizen and a cash basis taxpayer, employed by Company X and living in Country A. Prior year tax forms Your records show the following: Foreign earned income received $125,000 Unreimbursed business travel expenses 20,000 Income tax paid to Country A 30,000 Exclusion of foreign earned  income and housing allowance 97,600     Because you can exclude part of your wages, you cannot claim a credit for part of the foreign taxes. Prior year tax forms To find that part, do the following. Prior year tax forms First, find the amount of business expenses allocable to excluded wages and therefore not deductible. Prior year tax forms To do this, multiply the otherwise deductible expenses by a fraction. Prior year tax forms That fraction is the excluded wages over your foreign earned income. Prior year tax forms   $20,000 × $97,600 $125,000 = $15,616             Next, find the numerator of the fraction by which you will multiply the foreign taxes paid. Prior year tax forms To do this, subtract business expenses allocable to excluded wages ($15,616) from excluded wages ($97,600). Prior year tax forms The result is $81,984. Prior year tax forms Then, find the denominator of the fraction by subtracting all your deductible expenses from all your foreign earned income ($125,000 − $20,000 = $105,000). Prior year tax forms Finally, multiply the foreign tax you paid by the resulting fraction. Prior year tax forms   $30,000 × $81,984  $105,000 = $23,424 The amount of Country A tax you cannot take a credit for is $23,424. Prior year tax forms Taxes on Income From Puerto Rico Exempt From U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms Tax If you have income from Puerto Rican sources that is not taxable, you must reduce your foreign taxes paid or accrued by the taxes allocable to the exempt income. Prior year tax forms For information on figuring the reduction, see Publication 570. Prior year tax forms Possession Exclusion If you are a bona fide resident of American Samoa and exclude income from sources in American Samoa, you cannot take a credit for the taxes you pay or accrue on the excluded income. Prior year tax forms For more information on this exclusion, see Publication 570. Prior year tax forms Extraterritorial Income Exclusion You cannot take a credit for taxes you pay on qualifying foreign trade income excluded on Form 8873, Extraterritorial Income Exclusion. Prior year tax forms However, see Internal Revenue Code section 943(d) for an exception for certain withholding taxes. Prior year tax forms Taxes for Which You Can Only Take an Itemized Deduction You cannot claim a foreign tax credit for foreign income taxes paid or accrued under the following circumstances. Prior year tax forms However, you can claim an itemized deduction for these taxes. Prior year tax forms See Choosing To Take Credit or Deduction , earlier. Prior year tax forms Taxes Imposed By Sanctioned Countries (Section 901(j) Income) You cannot claim a foreign tax credit for income taxes paid or accrued to any country if the income giving rise to the tax is for a period (the sanction period) during which: The Secretary of State has designated the country as one that repeatedly provides support for acts of international terrorism, The United States has severed or does not conduct diplomatic relations with the country, or The United States does not recognize the country's government, and that government is not otherwise eligible to purchase defense articles or services under the Arms Export Control Act. Prior year tax forms The following countries meet this description for 2013. Prior year tax forms Income taxes paid or accrued to these countries in 2013 do not qualify for the credit. Prior year tax forms Cuba. Prior year tax forms Iran. Prior year tax forms Libya (but see Note later). Prior year tax forms North Korea. Prior year tax forms Sudan. Prior year tax forms Syria. Prior year tax forms Waiver of denial of the credit. Prior year tax forms   A waiver can be granted to a sanctioned country if the President of the United States determines that granting the waiver is in the national interest of the United States and will expand trade and investment opportunities for U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms companies in the sanctioned country. Prior year tax forms The President must report to Congress his intentions to grant the waiver and his reasons for granting the waiver not less than 30 days before the date on which the waiver is granted. Prior year tax forms Note. Prior year tax forms Effective December 10, 2004, the President granted a waiver to Libya. Prior year tax forms Income taxes arising on or after this date qualify for the credit if they meet the other requirements in this publication. Prior year tax forms Limit on credit. Prior year tax forms   In figuring the foreign tax credit limit, discussed later, income from a sanctioned country is a separate category of foreign income unless a Presidential waiver is granted. Prior year tax forms You must fill out a separate Form 1116 for this income. Prior year tax forms This will prevent you from claiming a credit for foreign taxes paid or accrued to the sanctioned country. Prior year tax forms Example. Prior year tax forms You lived and worked in Iran until August, when you were transferred to Italy. Prior year tax forms You paid taxes to each country on the income earned in that country. Prior year tax forms You cannot claim a foreign tax credit for the foreign taxes paid on the income earned in Iran. Prior year tax forms Because the income earned in Iran is a separate category of foreign income, you must fill out a separate Form 1116 for that income. Prior year tax forms You cannot take a credit for taxes paid on the income earned in Iran, but that income is taxable by the United States. Prior year tax forms Figuring the credit when a sanction ends. Prior year tax forms    Table 1 lists the countries for which sanctions have ended or for which a Presidential waiver has been granted. Prior year tax forms For any of these countries, you can claim a foreign tax credit for the taxes paid or accrued to that country on the income for the period that begins after the end of the sanction period or the date the Presidential waiver was granted. Prior year tax forms Example. Prior year tax forms The sanctions against Country X ended on July 31. Prior year tax forms On August 19, you receive a distribution from a mutual fund of Country X income. Prior year tax forms The fund paid Country X income tax for you on the distribution. Prior year tax forms Because the distribution was made after the sanction ended, you may include the foreign tax paid on the distribution to compute your foreign tax credit. Prior year tax forms Amounts for the nonsanctioned period. Prior year tax forms   If a sanction period ends (or a Presidential waiver is granted) during your tax year and you are not able to determine the actual income and taxes for that period, you can allocate amounts to that period based on the number of days in the period that fall in your tax year. Prior year tax forms Multiply the income or taxes for the year by the following fraction to determine the amounts allocable to that period. Prior year tax forms   Number of nonsanctioned days in year  Number of days in year Example. Prior year tax forms You are a calendar year filer and received $20,000 of income from Country X in 2013 on which you paid tax of $4,500. Prior year tax forms Sanctions against Country X ended on July 11, 2013. Prior year tax forms You are unable to determine how much of the income or tax is for the nonsanctioned period. Prior year tax forms Because your tax year starts on January 1, and the Country X sanction ended on July 11, 2013, 173 days of your tax year are in the nonsanctioned period. Prior year tax forms You would compute the income for the nonsanctioned period as follows. Prior year tax forms 173 365 × $20,000 = $9,479             You would figure the tax for the nonsanctioned period as follows. Prior year tax forms 173 365 × $4,500 = $2,133 To figure your foreign tax credit, you would use $9,479 as the income from Country X and $2,133 as the tax. Prior year tax forms Further information. Prior year tax forms   The rules for figuring the foreign tax credit after a country's sanction period ends are more fully explained in Revenue Ruling 92-62, Cumulative Bulletin 1992-2, page 193. Prior year tax forms This Cumulative Bulletin can be found in many libraries and IRS offices. Prior year tax forms Table 1. Prior year tax forms Countries Removed From the Sanction List or Granted Presidential Waiver   Sanction Period Country Starting Date Ending Date Iraq February 1, 1991 June 27, 2004 Libya January 1, 1987 December 9, 2004* *Presidential waiver granted for qualified income taxes arising after December 9, 2004. Prior year tax forms Taxes Imposed on Certain Dividends You cannot claim a foreign tax credit for withholding tax (defined later ) on dividends paid or accrued if either of the following applies to the dividends. Prior year tax forms The dividends are on stock you held for less than 16 days during the 31-day period that begins 15 days before the ex-dividend date (defined later). Prior year tax forms The dividends are for a period or periods totaling more than 366 days on preferred stock you held for less than 46 days during the 91-day period that begins 45 days before the ex-dividend date. Prior year tax forms If the dividend is not for more than 366 days, rule (1) applies to the preferred stock. Prior year tax forms When figuring how long you held the stock, count the day you sold it, but do not count the day you acquired it or any days on which you were protected from risk of loss. Prior year tax forms Regardless of how long you held the stock, you cannot claim the credit to the extent you have an obligation under a short sale or otherwise to make payments related to the dividend for positions in substantially similar or related property. Prior year tax forms Withholding tax. Prior year tax forms   For this purpose, withholding tax includes any tax determined on a gross basis. Prior year tax forms It does not include any tax which is in the nature of a prepayment of a tax imposed on a net basis. Prior year tax forms Ex-dividend date. Prior year tax forms   The ex-dividend date is the first date following the declaration of a dividend on which the purchaser of a stock is not entitled to receive the next dividend payment. Prior year tax forms Example 1. Prior year tax forms You bought common stock from a foreign corporation on November 3. Prior year tax forms You sold the stock on November 19. Prior year tax forms You received a dividend on this stock because you owned it on the ex-dividend date of November 5. Prior year tax forms To claim the credit, you must have held the stock for at least 16 days within the 31-day period that began on October 21 (15 days before the ex-dividend date). Prior year tax forms Because you held the stock for 16 days, from November 4 until November 19, you are entitled to the credit. Prior year tax forms Example 2. Prior year tax forms The facts are the same as in Example 1 except that you sold the stock on November 14. Prior year tax forms You held the stock for only 11 days. Prior year tax forms You are not entitled to the credit. Prior year tax forms Exception. Prior year tax forms   If you are a securities dealer who actively conducts business in a foreign country, you may be able to claim a foreign tax credit for qualified taxes paid on dividends regardless of how long you held the stock or whether you were obligated to make payments for positions in substantially similar or related property. Prior year tax forms See section 901(k)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code for more information. Prior year tax forms Taxes Withheld on Income or Gain (Other Than Dividends) For income or gain (other than dividends) paid or accrued on property, you cannot claim a foreign tax credit for withholding tax (defined later): If you have not held the property for at least 16 days during the 31-day period that begins 15 days before the date on which the right to receive the payment arises, or To the extent you have to make related payments on positions in substantially similar or related property. Prior year tax forms When figuring how long you held the property, count the day you sold it, but do not count the day you acquired it or any days on which you were protected from risk of loss. Prior year tax forms Withholding tax. Prior year tax forms   For this purpose, withholding tax includes any tax determined on a gross basis. Prior year tax forms It does not include any tax which is in the nature of a prepayment of a tax imposed on a net basis. Prior year tax forms Exception for dealers. Prior year tax forms   If you are a dealer in property who actively conducts business in a foreign country, you may be able to claim a foreign tax credit for qualified taxes withheld on income or gain from that property regardless of how long you held it or whether you have to make related payments on positions in substantially similar or related property. Prior year tax forms See section 901(I)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code for more information. Prior year tax forms Covered Asset Acquisition ???You cannot take a credit for the disqualified portion of any foreign tax paid or accrued in connection with a covered asset acquisition. Prior year tax forms A covered asset acquisition includes certain acquisitions that result in a stepped-up basis for U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax purposes but not for foreign tax purposes. Prior year tax forms For more information, see Internal Revenue Code section 901(m). Prior year tax forms The IRS intends to issue guidance that will explain this provision in greater detail. Prior year tax forms Taxes in Connection With the Purchase or Sale of Oil or Gas You cannot claim a foreign tax credit for taxes paid or accrued to a foreign country in connection with the purchase or sale of oil or gas extracted in that country if you do not have an economic interest in the oil or gas, and the purchase price or sales price is different from the fair market value of the oil or gas at the time of purchase or sale. Prior year tax forms Taxes on Foreign Mineral Income You must reduce any taxes paid or accrued to a foreign country or possession on mineral income from that country or possession if you were allowed a deduction for percentage depletion for any part of the mineral income. Prior year tax forms For details, see Regulations section 1. Prior year tax forms 901-3. Prior year tax forms Taxes From International Boycott Operations If you participate in or cooperate with an international boycott during the tax year, your foreign taxes resulting from boycott activities will reduce the total taxes available for credit. Prior year tax forms See the instructions for line 12 in the Form 1116 instructions to figure this reduction. Prior year tax forms In most cases, this rule does not apply to employees with wages who are working and living in boycotting countries, or to retirees with pensions who are living in these countries. Prior year tax forms List of boycotting countries. Prior year tax forms   A list of the countries which may require participation in or cooperation with an international boycott is published by the Department of the Treasury. Prior year tax forms As of November 2013, the following countries are listed. Prior year tax forms Iraq. Prior year tax forms Kuwait. Prior year tax forms Lebanon. Prior year tax forms Libya. Prior year tax forms Qatar. Prior year tax forms Saudi Arabia. Prior year tax forms Syria. Prior year tax forms United Arab Emirates. Prior year tax forms Yemen. Prior year tax forms    For information concerning changes to the list, write to: Internal Revenue Service International Section Philadelphia, PA 19255-0725 Determinations of whether the boycott rule applies. Prior year tax forms   You may request a determination from the Internal Revenue Service as to whether a particular operation constitutes participation in or cooperation with an international boycott. Prior year tax forms The procedures for obtaining a determination from the Service are outlined in Revenue Procedure 77-9 in Cumulative Bulletin 1977-1. Prior year tax forms Cumulative Bulletins are available in most IRS offices and you are welcome to read them there. Prior year tax forms Public inspection. Prior year tax forms   A determination and any related background file is open to public inspection. Prior year tax forms However, your identity and certain other information will remain confidential. Prior year tax forms Reporting requirements. Prior year tax forms   You must file a report with the IRS if you or any of the following persons have operations in or related to a boycotting country or with the government, a company, or a national of a boycotting country. Prior year tax forms A foreign corporation in which you own 10% or more of the voting power of all voting stock but only if you own the stock of the foreign corporation directly or through foreign entities. Prior year tax forms A partnership in which you are a partner. Prior year tax forms A trust you are treated as owning. Prior year tax forms Form 5713 required. Prior year tax forms   If you have to file a report, you must use Form 5713, International Boycott Report, and attach all supporting schedules. Prior year tax forms See the Instructions for Form 5713 for information on when and where to file the form. Prior year tax forms Penalty for failure to file. Prior year tax forms   If you willfully fail to make a report, in addition to other penalties, you may be fined $25,000 or imprisoned for no more than one year, or both. Prior year tax forms Taxes on Combined Foreign Oil and Gas Income You must reduce your foreign taxes by a portion of any foreign taxes imposed on combined foreign oil and gas income. Prior year tax forms The amount of the reduction is the amount by which your foreign oil and gas taxes exceed the amount of your combined foreign oil and gas income multiplied by a fraction equal to your pre-credit U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms tax liability (Form 1040, line 44) divided by your worldwide taxable income. Prior year tax forms You may be entitled to carry over to other years taxes reduced under this rule. Prior year tax forms See Internal Revenue Code section 907(f). Prior year tax forms Combined foreign oil and gas income means the sum of foreign oil related income and foreign oil and gas extraction income. Prior year tax forms Foreign oil and gas taxes are the sum of foreign oil and gas extraction taxes and foreign oil related taxes. Prior year tax forms Taxes of U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms Persons Controlling Foreign Corporations and Partnerships If you had control of a foreign corporation or a foreign partnership for the annual accounting period of that corporation or partnership that ended with or within your tax year, you may have to file an annual information return. Prior year tax forms If you do not file the required information return, you may have to reduce the foreign taxes that may be used for the foreign tax credit. Prior year tax forms See Penalty for not filing Form 5471 or Form 8865 , later. Prior year tax forms U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms persons controlling foreign corporations. Prior year tax forms   If you are a U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms citizen or resident who had control of a foreign corporation for an uninterrupted period of at least 30 days during the annual accounting period of that corporation, you may have to file an annual information return on Form 5471, Information Return of U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms Persons With Respect To Certain Foreign Corporations. Prior year tax forms Under this rule, you generally had control of a foreign corporation if at any time during your tax year you owned: Stock possessing more than 50% of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock entitled to vote, or More than 50% of the total value of shares of all classes of stock of the foreign corporation. Prior year tax forms U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms persons controlling foreign partnerships. Prior year tax forms   If you are a U. Prior year tax forms S. 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Prior year tax forms 31. Prior year tax forms   Tax on Unearned Income of Certain Children Table of Contents What's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Which Parent's Return To UseParents Who Do Not File a Joint Return Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and DividendsEffect of Making the Election Figuring Child's Income Figuring Additional Tax Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned IncomeProviding Parental Information (Form 8615, lines A–C) Step 1. Prior year tax forms Figuring the Child's Net Unearned Income (Form 8615, Part I) Step 2. Prior year tax forms Figuring Tentative Tax at the Parent's Tax Rate (Form 8615, Part II) Step 3. Prior year tax forms Figuring the Child's Tax (Form 8615, Part III) What's New Net Investment Income Tax. Prior year tax forms . Prior year tax forms  For tax years beginning after December 31, 2012, a child whose tax is figured on Form 8615 may be subject to the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). Prior year tax forms NIIT is a 3. Prior year tax forms 8% tax on the lesser of the net investment income or the excess of the child's modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) over the threshold amount. Prior year tax forms Use Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax, to figure this tax. Prior year tax forms For more information on NIIT, go to www. Prior year tax forms irs. Prior year tax forms gov and enter “Net Investment Income Tax” in the search box. Prior year tax forms Introduction This chapter discusses the following two rules that may affect the tax on unearned income of certain children. Prior year tax forms If the child's interest and dividend income (including capital gain distributions) total less than $10,000, the child's parent may be able to choose to include that income on the parent's return rather than file a return for the child. Prior year tax forms (See Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends , later. Prior year tax forms ) If the child's interest, dividends, and other unearned income total more than $2,000, part of that income may be taxed at the parent's tax rate instead of the child's tax rate. Prior year tax forms (See Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income , later. Prior year tax forms ) For these rules, the term “child” includes a legally adopted child and a stepchild. Prior year tax forms These rules apply whether or not the child is a dependent. Prior year tax forms Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 929 Tax Rules for Children and Dependents Form (and Instructions) 8615 Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income 8814 Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends Which Parent's Return To Use If a child's parents are married to each other and file a joint return, use the joint return to figure the tax on the child's unearned income. Prior year tax forms The tax rate and other return information from that return are used to figure the child's tax as explained later under Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income . Prior year tax forms Parents Who Do Not File a Joint Return For parents who do not file a joint return, the following discussions explain which parent's tax return must be used to figure the tax. Prior year tax forms Only the parent whose tax return is used can make the election described under Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends . Prior year tax forms Parents are married. Prior year tax forms   If the child's parents file separate returns, use the return of the parent with the greater taxable income. Prior year tax forms Parents not living together. Prior year tax forms   If the child's parents are married to each other but not living together, and the parent with whom the child lives (the custodial parent) is considered unmarried, use the return of the custodial parent. Prior year tax forms If the custodial parent is not considered unmarried, use the return of the parent with the greater taxable income. Prior year tax forms   For an explanation of when a married person living apart from his or her spouse is considered unmarried, see Head of Household in chapter 2. Prior year tax forms Parents are divorced. Prior year tax forms   If the child's parents are divorced or legally separated, and the parent who had custody of the child for the greater part of the year (the custodial parent) has not remarried, use the return of the custodial parent. Prior year tax forms Custodial parent remarried. Prior year tax forms   If the custodial parent has remarried, the stepparent (rather than the noncustodial parent) is treated as the child's other parent. Prior year tax forms Therefore, if the custodial parent and the stepparent file a joint return, use that joint return. Prior year tax forms Do not use the return of the noncustodial parent. Prior year tax forms   If the custodial parent and the stepparent are married, but file separate returns, use the return of the one with the greater taxable income. Prior year tax forms If the custodial parent and the stepparent are married but not living together, the earlier discussion under Parents not living together applies. Prior year tax forms Parents never married. Prior year tax forms   If a child's parents have never been married to each other, but lived together all year, use the return of the parent with the greater taxable income. Prior year tax forms If the parents did not live together all year, the rules explained earlier under Parents are divorced apply. Prior year tax forms Widowed parent remarried. Prior year tax forms   If a widow or widower remarries, the new spouse is treated as the child's other parent. Prior year tax forms The rules explained earlier under Custodial parent remarried apply. Prior year tax forms Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends You may be able to elect to include your child's interest and dividend income (including capital gain distributions) on your tax return. Prior year tax forms If you do, your child will not have to file a return. Prior year tax forms You can make this election only if all the following conditions are met. Prior year tax forms Your child was under age 19 (or under age 24 if a full-time student) at the end of the year. Prior year tax forms Your child had income only from interest and dividends (including capital gain distributions and Alaska Permanent Fund dividends). Prior year tax forms The child's gross income was less than $10,000. Prior year tax forms The child is required to file a return unless you make this election. Prior year tax forms The child does not file a joint return for the year. Prior year tax forms No estimated tax payment was made for the year, and no overpayment from the previous year (or from any amended return) was applied to this year under your child's name and social security number. Prior year tax forms No federal income tax was taken out of your child's income under the backup withholding rules. Prior year tax forms You are the parent whose return must be used when applying the special tax rules for children. Prior year tax forms (See Which Parent's Return To Use , earlier. Prior year tax forms ) These conditions are also shown in Figure 31-A. Prior year tax forms Certain January 1 birthdays. Prior year tax forms   A child born on January 1, 1995, is considered to be age 19 at the end of 2013. Prior year tax forms You cannot make this election for such a child unless the child was a full-time student. Prior year tax forms   A child born on January 1, 1990, is considered to be age 24 at the end of 2013. Prior year tax forms You cannot make this election for such a child. Prior year tax forms Full-time student. Prior year tax forms   A full-time student is a child who during some part of each of any 5 calendar months of the year was enrolled as a full-time student at a school, or took a full-time on-farm training course given by a school or a state, county, or local government agency. Prior year tax forms A school includes a technical, trade, or mechanical school. Prior year tax forms It does not include an on-the-job training course, correspondence school, or school offering courses only through the Internet. Prior year tax forms How to make the election. Prior year tax forms   Make the election by attaching Form 8814 to your Form 1040. Prior year tax forms (If you make this election, you cannot file Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Prior year tax forms ) Attach a separate Form 8814 for each child for whom you make the election. Prior year tax forms You can make the election for one or more children and not for others. Prior year tax forms Effect of Making the Election The federal income tax on your child's income may be more if you make the Form 8814 election. Prior year tax forms Rate may be higher. Prior year tax forms   If your child received qualified dividends or capital gain distributions, you may pay up to $100 more tax if you make this election instead of filing a separate tax return for the child. Prior year tax forms This is because the tax rate on the child's income between $1,000 and $2,000 is 10% if you make this election. Prior year tax forms However, if you file a separate return for the child, the tax rate may be as low as 0% (zero percent) because of the preferential tax rates for qualified dividends and capital gain distributions. Prior year tax forms Deductions you cannot take. Prior year tax forms   By making the Form 8814 election, you cannot take any of the following deductions that the child would be entitled to on his or her return. Prior year tax forms The additional standard deduction if the child is blind. Prior year tax forms The deduction for a penalty on an early withdrawal of your child's savings. Prior year tax forms Itemized deductions (such as your child's investment expenses or charitable contributions). Prior year tax forms Reduced deductions or credits. Prior year tax forms   If you use Form 8814, your increased adjusted gross income may reduce certain deductions or credits on your return including the following. Prior year tax forms Deduction for contributions to a traditional individual retirement arrangement (IRA). Prior year tax forms Deduction for student loan interest. Prior year tax forms Itemized deductions for medical expenses, casualty and theft losses, and certain miscellaneous expenses. Prior year tax forms Credit for child and dependent care expenses. Prior year tax forms Child tax credit. Prior year tax forms Education tax credits. Prior year tax forms Earned income credit. Prior year tax forms Penalty for underpayment of estimated tax. Prior year tax forms   If you make this election for 2013 and did not have enough tax withheld or pay enough estimated tax to cover the tax you owe, you may be subject to a penalty. Prior year tax forms If you plan to make this election for 2014, you may need to increase your federal income tax withholding or your estimated tax payments to avoid the penalty. Prior year tax forms See chapter 4 for more information. Prior year tax forms Figuring Child's Income Use Form 8814, Part I, to figure your child's interest and dividend income to report on your return. Prior year tax forms Only the amount over $2,000 is added to your income. Prior year tax forms The amount over $2,000 is shown on Form 8814, line 6. Prior year tax forms Unless the child's income includes qualified dividends or capital gain distributions (discussed next), the same amount is shown on Form 8814, line 12. Prior year tax forms Include the amount from Form 8814, line 12, on Form 1040, line 21. Prior year tax forms Enter “Form 8814” on the dotted line next to line 21. Prior year tax forms If you file more than one Form 8814, include the total amounts from line 12 of all your Forms 8814 on Form 1040, line 21. Prior year tax forms Capital gain distributions and qualified dividends. Prior year tax forms   If your child's dividend income included any capital gain distributions, see Capital gain distributions under Figuring Child's Income in Publication 929, Part 2. Prior year tax forms If your child's dividend income included any qualified dividends, see Qualified dividends under Figuring Child's Income in Publication 929, Part 2. Prior year tax forms Figuring Additional Tax Use Form 8814, Part II, to figure the tax on the $2,000 of your child's interest and dividends that you do not include in your income. Prior year tax forms This tax is added to the tax figured on your income. Prior year tax forms This additional tax is the smaller of: 10% × (your child's gross income − $1,000), or $100. Prior year tax forms Include the amount from line 15 of all your Forms 8814 in the total on Form 1040, line 44. Prior year tax forms Check box a on Form 1040, line 44. Prior year tax forms Figure 31-A. Prior year tax forms Can You Include Your Child's Income On Your Tax Return? Please click here for the text description of the image. Prior year tax forms Figure 31–A. Prior year tax forms Can You Include Your Child's Income On Your Tax Return? Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income If a child's interest, dividends, and other unearned income total more than $2,000, part of that income may be taxed at the parent's tax rate instead of the child's tax rate. Prior year tax forms If the parent does not or cannot choose to include the child's income on the parent's return, use Form 8615 to figure the child's tax. Prior year tax forms Attach the completed form to the child's Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Prior year tax forms When Form 8615 must be filed. Prior year tax forms   Form 8615 must be filed for a child if all of the following statements are true. Prior year tax forms The child's investment income was more than $2,000. Prior year tax forms The child is required to file a return for 2013. Prior year tax forms The child either: Was under age 18 at the end of the year, Was age 18 at the end of the year and did not have earned income that was more than half of his or her support, or Was over age 18 and under age 24 at the end of the year, was a full-time student, and did not have earned income that was more than half of his or her support. Prior year tax forms At least one of the child's parents was alive at the end of 2013. Prior year tax forms The child does not file a joint return for 2013. Prior year tax forms These conditions are also shown in  Figure 31-B. Prior year tax forms Earned income. Prior year tax forms   Earned income includes salaries, wages, tips, and other payments received for personal services performed. Prior year tax forms It does not include unearned income as defined later in this chapter. Prior year tax forms Support. Prior year tax forms   Your child's support includes all amounts spent to provide the child with food, lodging, clothing, education, medical and dental care, recreation, transportation, and similar necessities. Prior year tax forms To figure your child's support, count support provided by you, your child, and others. Prior year tax forms However, a scholarship received by your child is not considered support if your child is a full-time student. Prior year tax forms See chapter 3 for details about support. Prior year tax forms Certain January 1 birthdays. Prior year tax forms   Use the following chart to determine whether certain children with January 1 birthdays meet condition 3 under When Form 8615 must be filed. Prior year tax forms Figure 31-B. Prior year tax forms Do You Have To Use Form 8615 To Figure Your Child's Tax? Please click here for the text description of the image. Prior year tax forms Figure 31-B. Prior year tax forms Do You Have To Use Form 8615 To Figure Your Child's Tax?    IF a child was born on. Prior year tax forms . Prior year tax forms . Prior year tax forms THEN, at the end of 2013, the child is considered to be. Prior year tax forms . Prior year tax forms . Prior year tax forms January 1, 1996 18* January 1, 1995 19** January 1, 1990 24*** *This child is not under age 18. Prior year tax forms The child meets condition 3 only if the child did not have earned income that was more than half of the child's support. Prior year tax forms  **This child meets condition 3 only if the child was a full-time student who did not have earned income that was more than half of the child's support. Prior year tax forms  ***Do not use Form 8615 for this child. Prior year tax forms Providing Parental Information (Form 8615, lines A–C) On Form 8615, lines A and B, enter the parent's name and social security number. Prior year tax forms (If the parents filed a joint return, enter the name and social security number listed first on the joint return. Prior year tax forms ) On line C, check the box for the parent's filing status. Prior year tax forms See Which Parent's Return To Use at the beginning of this chapter for information on which parent's return information must be used on Form 8615. Prior year tax forms Parent with different tax year. Prior year tax forms   If the parent and the child do not have the same tax year, complete Form 8615 using the information on the parent's return for the tax year that ends in the child's tax year. Prior year tax forms Parent's return information not known timely. Prior year tax forms   If the information needed from the parent's return is not known by the time the child's return is due (usually April 15), you can file the return using estimates. Prior year tax forms   You can use any reasonable estimate. Prior year tax forms This includes using information from last year's return. Prior year tax forms If you use an estimated amount on Form 8615, enter “Estimated” on the line next to the amount. Prior year tax forms    When you get the correct information, file an amended return on Form 1040X, Amended U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms Individual Income Tax Return. Prior year tax forms   Instead of using estimates, you can get an automatic 6-month extension of time to file if, by the date your return is due, you file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. Prior year tax forms S. Prior year tax forms Individual Income Tax Return. Prior year tax forms Extensions are discussed in chapter 1. Prior year tax forms Step 1. Prior year tax forms Figuring the Child's Net Unearned Income (Form 8615, Part I) The first step in figuring a child's tax using Form 8615 is to figure the child's net unearned income. Prior year tax forms To do that, use Form 8615, Part I. Prior year tax forms Line 1 (unearned income). Prior year tax forms   If the child had no earned income, enter on this line the adjusted gross income shown on the child's return. Prior year tax forms Adjusted gross income is shown on Form 1040, line 38, or Form 1040A, line 22. Prior year tax forms Form 1040EZ cannot be used if Form 8615 must be filed. Prior year tax forms   If the child had earned income, figure the amount to enter on Form 8615, line 1, by using the worksheet in the instructions for the form. Prior year tax forms   However, if the child has: excluded any foreign earned income, deducted either a loss from self-employment, or deducted a net operating loss from another year, then use the Alternate Worksheet for Form 8615, Line 1, in Publication 929 to figure the amount to enter on Form 8615, line 1. Prior year tax forms Unearned income defined. Prior year tax forms   Unearned income is generally all income other than salaries, wages, and other amounts received as pay for work actually done. Prior year tax forms It includes taxable interest, dividends (including capital gain distributions), capital gains, unemployment compensation, the taxable part of social security and pension payments, and certain distributions from trusts. Prior year tax forms Unearned income includes amounts produced by assets the child obtained with earned income (such as interest on a savings account into which the child deposited wages). Prior year tax forms Nontaxable income. Prior year tax forms   For this purpose, unearned income includes only amounts the child must include in total income. Prior year tax forms Nontaxable unearned income, such as tax-exempt interest and the nontaxable part of social security and pension payments, is not included. Prior year tax forms Income from property received as a gift. Prior year tax forms   A child's unearned income includes all income produced by property belonging to the child. Prior year tax forms This is true even if the property was transferred to the child, regardless of when the property was transferred or purchased or who transferred it. Prior year tax forms   A child's unearned income includes income produced by property given as a gift to the child. Prior year tax forms This includes gifts to the child from grandparents or any other person and gifts made under the Uniform Gift to Minors Act. Prior year tax forms Example. Prior year tax forms Amanda Black, age 13, received the following income. Prior year tax forms Dividends — $800 Wages — $2,100 Taxable interest — $1,200 Tax-exempt interest — $100 Net capital gains — $100 The dividends were qualified dividends on stock given to her by her grandparents. Prior year tax forms Amanda's unearned income is $2,100. Prior year tax forms This is the total of the dividends ($800), taxable interest ($1,200), and net capital gains ($100). Prior year tax forms Her wages are earned (not unearned) income because they are received for work actually done. Prior year tax forms Her tax-exempt interest is not included because it is nontaxable. Prior year tax forms Trust income. Prior year tax forms   If a child is the beneficiary of a trust, distributions of taxable interest, dividends, capital gains, and other unearned income from the trust are unearned income to the child. Prior year tax forms   However, for purposes of completing Form 8615, a taxable distribution from a qualified disability trust is considered earned income, not unearned income. Prior year tax forms Line 2 (deductions). Prior year tax forms   If the child does not itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), enter $2,000 on line 2. Prior year tax forms   If the child does itemize deductions, enter on line 2 the larger of: $1,000 plus the portion of the child's itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 29, that are directly connected with the production of unearned income entered on line 1, or $2,000. Prior year tax forms Directly connected. Prior year tax forms   Itemized deductions are directly connected with the production of unearned income if they are for expenses paid to produce or collect taxable income or to manage, conserve, or maintain property held for producing income. Prior year tax forms These expenses include custodian fees and service charges, service fees to collect taxable interest and dividends, and certain investment counsel fees. Prior year tax forms   These expenses are added to certain other miscellaneous itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Prior year tax forms Only the amount greater than 2% of the child's adjusted gross income can be deducted. Prior year tax forms See chapter 28 for more information. Prior year tax forms Example 1. Prior year tax forms Roger, age 12, has unearned income of $8,000, no other income, no adjustments to income, and itemized deductions of $300 (net of the 2% limit) that are directly connected with his unearned income. Prior year tax forms His adjusted gross income is $8,000, which is entered on Form 1040, line 38, and on Form 8615, line 1. Prior year tax forms Roger enters $2,000 on line 2 because that is more than the total of $1,000 plus his directly connected itemized deductions of $300. Prior year tax forms Example 2. Prior year tax forms Eleanor, age 8, has unearned income of $16,000 and an early withdrawal penalty of $100. Prior year tax forms She has no other income. Prior year tax forms She has itemized deductions of $1,050 (net of the 2% limit) that are directly connected with the production of her unearned income. Prior year tax forms Her adjusted gross income, entered on line 1, is $15,900 ($16,000 − $100). Prior year tax forms The amount on line 2 is $2,050. Prior year tax forms This is the larger of: $1,000 plus the $1,050 of directly connected itemized deductions, or $2,000. Prior year tax forms Line 3. Prior year tax forms   Subtract line 2 from line 1 and enter the result on this line. Prior year tax forms If zero or less, do not complete the rest of the form. Prior year tax forms However, you must still attach Form 8615 to the child's tax return. Prior year tax forms Figure the tax on the child's taxable income in the normal manner. Prior year tax forms Line 4 (child's taxable income). Prior year tax forms   Enter on line 4 the child's taxable income from Form 1040, line 43, or Form 1040A, line 27. Prior year tax forms   However, if the child files Form 2555 or 2555-EZ to claim the foreign earned income exclusion, housing exclusion, or housing deduction, see the Form 8615 instructions or Pub. Prior year tax forms 929. Prior year tax forms Line 5 (net unearned income). Prior year tax forms   A child's net unearned income cannot be more than his or her taxable income. Prior year tax forms Enter on Form 8615, line 5, the smaller of line 3 or line 4. Prior year tax forms This is the child's net unearned income. Prior year tax forms   If zero or less, do not complete the rest of the form. Prior year tax forms However, you must still attach Form 8615 to the child's tax return. Prior year tax forms Figure the tax on the child's taxable income in the normal manner. Prior year tax forms Step 2. Prior year tax forms Figuring Tentative Tax at the Parent's Tax Rate (Form 8615, Part II) The next step in completing Form 8615 is to figure a tentative tax on the child's net unearned income at the parent's tax rate. Prior year tax forms The tentative tax at the parent's tax rate is the difference between the tax on the parent's taxable income figured with the child's net unearned income (plus the net unearned income of any other child whose Form 8615 includes the tax return information of that parent) and the tax figured without it. Prior year tax forms When figuring the tentative tax at the parent's tax rate on Form 8615, do not refigure any of the exclusions, deductions, or credits on the parent's return because of the child's net unearned income. Prior year tax forms For example, do not refigure the medical expense deduction. Prior year tax forms Figure the tentative tax on Form 8615, lines 6 through 13. Prior year tax forms Note. Prior year tax forms If the child or parent has any capital gains or losses, get Publication 929 for help in completing Form 8615, Part II. Prior year tax forms Line 6 (parent's taxable income). Prior year tax forms   Enter on line 6 the parent's taxable income from Form 1040, line 43, Form 1040A, line 27, or Form 1040EZ, line 6. Prior year tax forms   If the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet (in the Form 1040 instructions) was used to figure the parent's tax, enter the amount from line 3 of that worksheet instead of the parent's taxable income. Prior year tax forms Line 7 (net unearned income of other children). Prior year tax forms   If the tax return information of the parent is also used on any other child's Form 8615, enter on line 7 the total of the amounts from line 5 of all the other children's Forms 8615. Prior year tax forms Do not include the amount from line 5 of the Form 8615 being completed. Prior year tax forms Example. Prior year tax forms Paul and Jane Persimmon have three children, Sharon, Jerry, and Mike, who must attach Form 8615 to their tax returns. Prior year tax forms The children's net unearned income amounts on line 5 of their Forms 8615 are: Sharon — $800 Jerry — $600 Mike — $1,000 Line 7 of Sharon's Form 8615 will show $1,600, the total of the amounts on line 5 of Jerry's and Mike's Forms 8615. Prior year tax forms Line 7 of Jerry's Form 8615 will show $1,800 ($800 + $1,000). Prior year tax forms Line 7 of Mike's Form 8615 will show $1,400 ($800 + $600). Prior year tax forms Other children's information not available. Prior year tax forms   If the net unearned income of the other children is not available when the return is due, either file the return using estimates or get an extension of time to file. Prior year tax forms See Parent's return information not known timely , earlier. Prior year tax forms Line 11 (tentative tax). Prior year tax forms   Subtract line 10 from line 9 and enter the result on this line. Prior year tax forms This is the tentative tax. Prior year tax forms   If line 7 is blank, skip lines 12a and 12b and enter the amount from line 11 on line 13. Prior year tax forms Also skip the discussion for lines 12a and 12b that follows. Prior year tax forms Lines 12a and 12b (dividing the tentative tax). Prior year tax forms   If an amount is entered on line 7, divide the tentative tax shown on line 11 among the children according to each child's share of the total net unearned income. Prior year tax forms This is done on lines 12a, 12b, and 13. Prior year tax forms Add the amount on line 7 to the amount on line 5 and enter the total on line 12a. Prior year tax forms Divide the amount on line 5 by the amount on line 12a and enter the result, as a decimal, on line 12b. Prior year tax forms Example. Prior year tax forms In the earlier example under Line 7 (net unearned income of other children), Sharon's Form 8615 shows $1,600 on line 7. Prior year tax forms The amount entered on line 12a is $2,400, the total of the amounts on lines 5 and 7 ($800 + $1,600). Prior year tax forms The decimal on line 12b is  . Prior year tax forms 333, figured as follows and rounded to three places. Prior year tax forms   $800 = . Prior year tax forms 333     $2,400   Step 3. Prior year tax forms Figuring the Child's Tax (Form 8615, Part III) The final step in figuring a child's tax using Form 8615 is to determine the larger of: The total of: The child's share of the tentative tax based on the parent's tax rate, plus The tax on the child's taxable income in excess of net unearned income, figured at the child's tax rate, or The tax on the child's taxable income, figured at the child's tax rate. Prior year tax forms This is the child's tax. Prior year tax forms It is figured on Form 8615, lines 14 through 18. Prior year tax forms Alternative minimum tax. Prior year tax forms   A child may be subject to alternative minimum tax (AMT) if he or she has certain items given preferential treatment under the tax law. Prior year tax forms See Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) in chapter 30. Prior year tax forms    For more information on who is liable for AMT and how to figure it, see Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals. Prior year tax forms For information on special limits that apply to a child who files Form 6251, see Certain Children Under Age 24 in the Instructions for Form 6251. Prior year tax forms Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications