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Tax forms for self employed 2. Tax forms for self employed   Ordinary or Capital Gain or Loss Table of Contents IntroductionSection 1231 transactions. Tax forms for self employed Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Capital Assets Noncapital AssetsCommodities derivative dealer. Tax forms for self employed Sales and Exchanges Between Related PersonsGain Is Ordinary Income Nondeductible Loss Other DispositionsSale of a Business Dispositions of Intangible Property Subdivision of Land Timber Precious Metals and Stones, Stamps, and Coins Coal and Iron Ore Conversion Transactions Introduction You must classify your gains and losses as either ordinary or capital (and your capital gains or losses as either short-term or long-term). Tax forms for self employed You must do this to figure your net capital gain or loss. Tax forms for self employed For individuals, a net capital gain may be taxed at a different tax rate than ordinary income. Tax forms for self employed See Capital Gains Tax Rates in chapter 4. Tax forms for self employed Your deduction for a net capital loss may be limited. Tax forms for self employed See Treatment of Capital Losses in chapter 4. Tax forms for self employed Capital gain or loss. Tax forms for self employed   Generally, you will have a capital gain or loss if you sell or exchange a capital asset. Tax forms for self employed You also may have a capital gain if your section 1231 transactions result in a net gain. Tax forms for self employed Section 1231 transactions. Tax forms for self employed   Section 1231 transactions are sales and exchanges of property held longer than 1 year and either used in a trade or business or held for the production of rents or royalties. Tax forms for self employed They also include certain involuntary conversions of business or investment property, including capital assets. Tax forms for self employed See Section 1231 Gains and Losses in chapter 3 for more information. Tax forms for self employed Topics - This chapter discusses: Capital assets Noncapital assets Sales and exchanges between  related persons Other dispositions Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 550 Investment Income and Expenses Form (and Instructions) Schedule D (Form 1040) Capital Gains and Losses 4797 Sales of Business Property 8594 Asset Acquisition Statement Under Section 1060 8949 Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets See chapter 5 for information about getting publications and forms. Tax forms for self employed Capital Assets Almost everything you own and use for personal purposes, pleasure, or investment is a capital asset. Tax forms for self employed For exceptions, see Noncapital Assets, later. Tax forms for self employed The following items are examples of capital assets. Tax forms for self employed Stocks and bonds. Tax forms for self employed A home owned and occupied by you and your family. Tax forms for self employed Timber grown on your home property or investment property, even if you make casual sales of the timber. Tax forms for self employed Household furnishings. Tax forms for self employed A car used for pleasure or commuting. Tax forms for self employed Coin or stamp collections. Tax forms for self employed Gems and jewelry. Tax forms for self employed Gold, silver, and other metals. Tax forms for self employed Personal-use property. Tax forms for self employed   Generally, property held for personal use is a capital asset. Tax forms for self employed Gain from a sale or exchange of that property is a capital gain. Tax forms for self employed Loss from the sale or exchange of that property is not deductible. Tax forms for self employed You can deduct a loss relating to personal-use property only if it results from a casualty or theft. Tax forms for self employed Investment property. Tax forms for self employed   Investment property (such as stocks and bonds) is a capital asset, and a gain or loss from its sale or exchange is a capital gain or loss. Tax forms for self employed This treatment does not apply to property used to produce rental income. Tax forms for self employed See Business assets, later, under Noncapital Assets. Tax forms for self employed Release of restriction on land. Tax forms for self employed   Amounts you receive for the release of a restrictive covenant in a deed to land are treated as proceeds from the sale of a capital asset. Tax forms for self employed Noncapital Assets A noncapital asset is property that is not a capital asset. Tax forms for self employed The following kinds of property are not capital assets. Tax forms for self employed Stock in trade, inventory, and other property you hold mainly for sale to customers in your trade or business. Tax forms for self employed Inventories are discussed in Publication 538, Accounting Periods and Methods. Tax forms for self employed But, see the Tip below. Tax forms for self employed Accounts or notes receivable acquired in the ordinary course of a trade or business for services rendered or from the sale of any properties described in (1), above. Tax forms for self employed Depreciable property used in your trade or business or as rental property (including section 197 intangibles defined later), even if the property is fully depreciated (or amortized). Tax forms for self employed Sales of this type of property are discussed in chapter 3. Tax forms for self employed Real property used in your trade or business or as rental property, even if the property is fully depreciated. Tax forms for self employed A copyright; a literary, musical, or artistic composition; a letter; a memorandum; or similar property (such as drafts of speeches, recordings, transcripts, manuscripts, drawings, or photographs): Created by your personal efforts, Prepared or produced for you (in the case of a letter, memorandum, or similar property), or Received from a person who created the property or for whom the property was prepared under circumstances (for example, by gift) entitling you to the basis of the person who created the property, or for whom it was prepared or produced. Tax forms for self employed But, see the Tip below. Tax forms for self employed U. Tax forms for self employed S. Tax forms for self employed Government publications you got from the government for free or for less than the normal sales price or that you acquired under circumstances entitling you to the basis of someone who got the publications for free or for less than the normal sales price. Tax forms for self employed Any commodities derivative financial instrument (discussed later) held by a commodities derivatives dealer unless it meets both of the following requirements. Tax forms for self employed It is established to the satisfaction of the IRS that the instrument has no connection to the activities of the dealer as a dealer. Tax forms for self employed The instrument is clearly identified in the dealer's records as meeting (a) by the end of the day on which it was acquired, originated, or entered into. Tax forms for self employed Any hedging transaction (defined later) that is clearly identified as a hedging transaction by the end of the day on which it was acquired, originated, or entered into. Tax forms for self employed Supplies of a type you regularly use or consume in the ordinary course of your trade or business. Tax forms for self employed You can elect to treat as capital assets certain self-created musical compositions or copyrights you sold or exchanged. Tax forms for self employed See chapter 4 of Publication 550 for details. Tax forms for self employed Property held mainly for sale to customers. Tax forms for self employed   Stock in trade, inventory, and other property you hold mainly for sale to customers in your trade or business are not capital assets. Tax forms for self employed Inventories are discussed in Publication 538. Tax forms for self employed Business assets. Tax forms for self employed   Real property and depreciable property used in your trade or business or as rental property (including section 197 intangibles defined later under Dispositions of Intangible Property) are not capital assets. Tax forms for self employed The sale or disposition of business property is discussed in chapter 3. Tax forms for self employed Letters and memoranda. Tax forms for self employed   Letters, memoranda, and similar property (such as drafts of speeches, recordings, transcripts, manuscripts, drawings, or photographs) are not treated as capital assets (as discussed earlier) if your personal efforts created them or if they were prepared or produced for you. Tax forms for self employed Nor is this property a capital asset if your basis in it is determined by reference to the person who created it or the person for whom it was prepared. Tax forms for self employed For this purpose, letters and memoranda addressed to you are considered prepared for you. Tax forms for self employed If letters or memoranda are prepared by persons under your administrative control, they are considered prepared for you whether or not you review them. Tax forms for self employed Commodities derivative financial instrument. Tax forms for self employed   A commodities derivative financial instrument is a commodities contract or other financial instrument for commodities (other than a share of corporate stock, a beneficial interest in a partnership or trust, a note, bond, debenture, or other evidence of indebtedness, or a section 1256 contract) the value or settlement price of which is calculated or determined by reference to a specified index (as defined in section 1221(b) of the Internal Revenue Code). Tax forms for self employed Commodities derivative dealer. Tax forms for self employed   A commodities derivative dealer is a person who regularly offers to enter into, assume, offset, assign, or terminate positions in commodities derivative financial instruments with customers in the ordinary course of a trade or business. Tax forms for self employed Hedging transaction. Tax forms for self employed   A hedging transaction is any transaction you enter into in the normal course of your trade or business primarily to manage any of the following. Tax forms for self employed Risk of price changes or currency fluctuations involving ordinary property you hold or will hold. Tax forms for self employed Risk of interest rate or price changes or currency fluctuations for borrowings you make or will make, or ordinary obligations you incur or will incur. Tax forms for self employed Sales and Exchanges Between Related Persons This section discusses the rules that may apply to the sale or exchange of property between related persons. Tax forms for self employed If these rules apply, gains may be treated as ordinary income and losses may not be deductible. Tax forms for self employed See Transfers to Spouse in chapter 1 for rules that apply to spouses. Tax forms for self employed Gain Is Ordinary Income If a gain is recognized on the sale or exchange of property to a related person, the gain may be ordinary income even if the property is a capital asset. Tax forms for self employed It is ordinary income if the sale or exchange is a depreciable property transaction or a controlled partnership transaction. Tax forms for self employed Depreciable property transaction. Tax forms for self employed   Gain on the sale or exchange of property, including a leasehold or a patent application, that is depreciable property in the hands of the person who receives it is ordinary income if the transaction is either directly or indirectly between any of the following pairs of entities. Tax forms for self employed A person and the person's controlled entity or entities. Tax forms for self employed A taxpayer and any trust in which the taxpayer (or his or her spouse) is a beneficiary unless the beneficiary's interest in the trust is a remote contingent interest; that is, the value of the interest computed actuarially is 5% or less of the value of the trust property. Tax forms for self employed An executor and a beneficiary of an estate unless the sale or exchange is in satisfaction of a pecuniary bequest (a bequest for a sum of money). Tax forms for self employed An employer (or any person related to the employer under rules (1), (2), or (3)) and a welfare benefit fund (within the meaning of section 419(e) of the Internal Revenue Code) that is controlled directly or indirectly by the employer (or any person related to the employer). Tax forms for self employed Controlled entity. Tax forms for self employed   A person's controlled entity is either of the following. Tax forms for self employed A corporation in which more than 50% of the value of all outstanding stock, or a partnership in which more than 50% of the capital interest or profits interest, is directly or indirectly owned by or for that person. Tax forms for self employed An entity whose relationship with that person is one of the following. Tax forms for self employed A corporation and a partnership if the same persons own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock of the corporation and more than 50% of the capital interest or profits interest in the partnership. Tax forms for self employed Two corporations that are members of the same controlled group as defined in section 1563(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, except that “more than 50%” is substituted for “at least 80%” in that definition. Tax forms for self employed Two S corporations, if the same persons own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock of each corporation. Tax forms for self employed Two corporations, one of which is an S corporation, if the same persons own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock of each corporation. Tax forms for self employed Controlled partnership transaction. Tax forms for self employed   A gain recognized in a controlled partnership transaction may be ordinary income. Tax forms for self employed The gain is ordinary income if it results from the sale or exchange of property that, in the hands of the party who receives it, is a noncapital asset such as trade accounts receivable, inventory, stock in trade, or depreciable or real property used in a trade or business. Tax forms for self employed   A controlled partnership transaction is a transaction directly or indirectly between either of the following pairs of entities. Tax forms for self employed A partnership and a person who directly or indirectly owns more than 50% of the capital interest or profits interest in the partnership. Tax forms for self employed Two partnerships, if the same persons directly or indirectly own more than 50% of the capital interests or profits interests in both partnerships. Tax forms for self employed Determining ownership. Tax forms for self employed   In the transactions under Depreciable property transaction and Controlled partnership transaction, earlier, use the following rules to determine the ownership of stock or a partnership interest. Tax forms for self employed Stock or a partnership interest directly or indirectly owned by or for a corporation, partnership, estate, or trust is considered owned proportionately by or for its shareholders, partners, or beneficiaries. Tax forms for self employed (However, for a partnership interest owned by or for a C corporation, this applies only to shareholders who directly or indirectly own 5% or more in value of the stock of the corporation. Tax forms for self employed ) An individual is considered as owning the stock or partnership interest directly or indirectly owned by or for his or her family. Tax forms for self employed Family includes only brothers, sisters, half-brothers, half-sisters, spouse, ancestors, and lineal descendants. Tax forms for self employed For purposes of applying (1) or (2), above, stock or a partnership interest constructively owned by a person under (1) is treated as actually owned by that person. Tax forms for self employed But stock or a partnership interest constructively owned by an individual under (2) is not treated as owned by the individual for reapplying (2) to make another person the constructive owner of that stock or partnership interest. Tax forms for self employed Nondeductible Loss A loss on the sale or exchange of property between related persons is not deductible. Tax forms for self employed This applies to both direct and indirect transactions, but not to distributions of property from a corporation in a complete liquidation. Tax forms for self employed For the list of related persons, see Related persons next. Tax forms for self employed If a sale or exchange is between any of these related persons and involves the lump-sum sale of a number of blocks of stock or pieces of property, the gain or loss must be figured separately for each block of stock or piece of property. Tax forms for self employed The gain on each item is taxable. Tax forms for self employed The loss on any item is nondeductible. Tax forms for self employed Gains from the sales of any of these items may not be offset by losses on the sales of any of the other items. Tax forms for self employed Related persons. Tax forms for self employed   The following is a list of related persons. Tax forms for self employed Members of a family, including only brothers, sisters, half-brothers, half-sisters, spouse, ancestors (parents, grandparents, etc. Tax forms for self employed ), and lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, etc. Tax forms for self employed ). Tax forms for self employed An individual and a corporation if the individual directly or indirectly owns more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock of the corporation. Tax forms for self employed Two corporations that are members of the same controlled group as defined in section 267(f) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax forms for self employed A trust fiduciary and a corporation if the trust or the grantor of the trust directly or indirectly owns more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock of the corporation. Tax forms for self employed A grantor and fiduciary, and the fiduciary and beneficiary, of any trust. Tax forms for self employed Fiduciaries of two different trusts, and the fiduciary and beneficiary of two different trusts, if the same person is the grantor of both trusts. Tax forms for self employed A tax-exempt educational or charitable organization and a person who directly or indirectly controls the organization, or a member of that person's family. Tax forms for self employed A corporation and a partnership if the same persons own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock of the corporation and more than 50% of the capital interest or profits interest in the partnership. Tax forms for self employed Two S corporations if the same persons own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock of each corporation. Tax forms for self employed Two corporations, one of which is an S corporation, if the same persons own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock of each corporation. Tax forms for self employed An executor and a beneficiary of an estate unless the sale or exchange is in satisfaction of a pecuniary bequest. Tax forms for self employed Two partnerships if the same persons directly or indirectly own more than 50% of the capital interests or profits interests in both partnerships. Tax forms for self employed A person and a partnership if the person directly or indirectly owns more than 50% of the capital interest or profits interest in the partnership. Tax forms for self employed Partnership interests. Tax forms for self employed   The nondeductible loss rule does not apply to a sale or exchange of an interest in the partnership between the related persons described in (12) or (13) above. Tax forms for self employed Controlled groups. Tax forms for self employed   Losses on transactions between members of the same controlled group described in (3) earlier are deferred rather than denied. Tax forms for self employed   For more information, see section 267(f) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax forms for self employed Ownership of stock or partnership interests. Tax forms for self employed   In determining whether an individual directly or indirectly owns any of the outstanding stock of a corporation or an interest in a partnership for a loss on a sale or exchange, the following rules apply. Tax forms for self employed Stock or a partnership interest directly or indirectly owned by or for a corporation, partnership, estate, or trust is considered owned proportionately by or for its shareholders, partners, or beneficiaries. Tax forms for self employed (However, for a partnership interest owned by or for a C corporation, this applies only to shareholders who directly or indirectly own 5% or more in value of the stock of the corporation. Tax forms for self employed ) An individual is considered as owning the stock or partnership interest directly or indirectly owned by or for his or her family. Tax forms for self employed Family includes only brothers, sisters, half-brothers, half-sisters, spouse, ancestors, and lineal descendants. Tax forms for self employed An individual owning (other than by applying (2)) any stock in a corporation is considered to own the stock directly or indirectly owned by or for his or her partner. Tax forms for self employed For purposes of applying (1), (2), or (3), stock or a partnership interest constructively owned by a person under (1) is treated as actually owned by that person. Tax forms for self employed But stock or a partnership interest constructively owned by an individual under (2) or (3) is not treated as owned by the individual for reapplying either (2) or (3) to make another person the constructive owner of that stock or partnership interest. Tax forms for self employed Indirect transactions. Tax forms for self employed   You cannot deduct your loss on the sale of stock through your broker if under a prearranged plan a related person or entity buys the same stock you had owned. Tax forms for self employed This does not apply to a cross-trade between related parties through an exchange that is purely coincidental and is not prearranged. Tax forms for self employed Property received from a related person. Tax forms for self employed   If, in a purchase or exchange, you received property from a related person who had a loss that was not allowable and you later sell or exchange the property at a gain, you recognize the gain only to the extent it is more than the loss previously disallowed to the related person. Tax forms for self employed This rule applies only to the original transferee. Tax forms for self employed Example 1. Tax forms for self employed Your brother sold stock to you for $7,600. Tax forms for self employed His cost basis was $10,000. Tax forms for self employed His loss of $2,400 was not deductible. Tax forms for self employed You later sell the same stock to an unrelated party for $10,500, realizing a gain of $2,900 ($10,500 − $7,600). Tax forms for self employed Your recognized gain is only $500, the gain that is more than the $2,400 loss not allowed to your brother. Tax forms for self employed Example 2. Tax forms for self employed Assume the same facts as in Example 1, except that you sell the stock for $6,900 instead of $10,500. Tax forms for self employed Your recognized loss is only $700 ($7,600 − $6,900). Tax forms for self employed You cannot deduct the loss not allowed to your brother. Tax forms for self employed Other Dispositions This section discusses rules for determining the treatment of gain or loss from various dispositions of property. Tax forms for self employed Sale of a Business The sale of a business usually is not a sale of one asset. Tax forms for self employed Instead, all the assets of the business are sold. Tax forms for self employed Generally, when this occurs, each asset is treated as being sold separately for determining the treatment of gain or loss. Tax forms for self employed A business usually has many assets. Tax forms for self employed When sold, these assets must be classified as capital assets, depreciable property used in the business, real property used in the business, or property held for sale to customers, such as inventory or stock in trade. Tax forms for self employed The gain or loss on each asset is figured separately. Tax forms for self employed The sale of capital assets results in capital gain or loss. Tax forms for self employed The sale of real property or depreciable property used in the business and held longer than 1 year results in gain or loss from a section 1231 transaction (discussed in chapter 3). Tax forms for self employed The sale of inventory results in ordinary income or loss. Tax forms for self employed Partnership interests. Tax forms for self employed   An interest in a partnership or joint venture is treated as a capital asset when sold. Tax forms for self employed The part of any gain or loss from unrealized receivables or inventory items will be treated as ordinary gain or loss. Tax forms for self employed For more information, see Disposition of Partner's Interest in Publication 541. Tax forms for self employed Corporation interests. Tax forms for self employed   Your interest in a corporation is represented by stock certificates. Tax forms for self employed When you sell these certificates, you usually realize capital gain or loss. Tax forms for self employed For information on the sale of stock, see chapter 4 in Publication 550. Tax forms for self employed Corporate liquidations. Tax forms for self employed   Corporate liquidations of property generally are treated as a sale or exchange. Tax forms for self employed Gain or loss generally is recognized by the corporation on a liquidating sale of its assets. Tax forms for self employed Gain or loss generally is recognized also on a liquidating distribution of assets as if the corporation sold the assets to the distributee at fair market value. Tax forms for self employed   In certain cases in which the distributee is a corporation in control of the distributing corporation, the distribution may not be taxable. Tax forms for self employed For more information, see section 332 of the Internal Revenue Code and the related regulations. Tax forms for self employed Allocation of consideration paid for a business. Tax forms for self employed   The sale of a trade or business for a lump sum is considered a sale of each individual asset rather than of a single asset. Tax forms for self employed Except for assets exchanged under any nontaxable exchange rules, both the buyer and seller of a business must use the residual method (explained later) to allocate the consideration to each business asset transferred. Tax forms for self employed This method determines gain or loss from the transfer of each asset and how much of the consideration is for goodwill and certain other intangible property. Tax forms for self employed It also determines the buyer's basis in the business assets. Tax forms for self employed Consideration. Tax forms for self employed   The buyer's consideration is the cost of the assets acquired. Tax forms for self employed The seller's consideration is the amount realized (money plus the fair market value of property received) from the sale of assets. Tax forms for self employed Residual method. Tax forms for self employed   The residual method must be used for any transfer of a group of assets that constitutes a trade or business and for which the buyer's basis is determined only by the amount paid for the assets. Tax forms for self employed This applies to both direct and indirect transfers, such as the sale of a business or the sale of a partnership interest in which the basis of the buyer's share of the partnership assets is adjusted for the amount paid under section 743(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax forms for self employed Section 743(b) applies if a partnership has an election in effect under section 754 of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax forms for self employed   A group of assets constitutes a trade or business if either of the following applies. Tax forms for self employed Goodwill or going concern value could, under any circumstances, attach to them. Tax forms for self employed The use of the assets would constitute an active trade or business under section 355 of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax forms for self employed   The residual method provides for the consideration to be reduced first by the amount of Class I assets (defined below). Tax forms for self employed The consideration remaining after this reduction must be allocated among the various business assets in a certain order. Tax forms for self employed See Classes of assets next for the complete order. Tax forms for self employed Classes of assets. Tax forms for self employed   The following definitions are the classifications for deemed or actual asset acquisitions. Tax forms for self employed Allocate the consideration among the assets in the following order. Tax forms for self employed The amount allocated to an asset, other than a Class VII asset, cannot exceed its fair market value on the purchase date. Tax forms for self employed The amount you can allocate to an asset also is subject to any applicable limits under the Internal Revenue Code or general principles of tax law. Tax forms for self employed Class I assets are cash and general deposit accounts (including checking and savings accounts but excluding certificates of deposit). Tax forms for self employed Class II assets are certificates of deposit, U. Tax forms for self employed S. Tax forms for self employed Government securities, foreign currency, and actively traded personal property, including stock and securities. Tax forms for self employed Class III assets are accounts receivable, other debt instruments, and assets that you mark to market at least annually for federal income tax purposes. Tax forms for self employed However, see section 1. Tax forms for self employed 338-6(b)(2)(iii) of the regulations for exceptions that apply to debt instruments issued by persons related to a target corporation, contingent debt instruments, and debt instruments convertible into stock or other property. Tax forms for self employed Class IV assets are property of a kind that would properly be included in inventory if on hand at the end of the tax year or property held by the taxpayer primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of business. Tax forms for self employed Class V assets are all assets other than Class I, II, III, IV, VI, and VII assets. Tax forms for self employed    Note. Tax forms for self employed Furniture and fixtures, buildings, land, vehicles, and equipment, which constitute all or part of a trade or business are generally Class V assets. Tax forms for self employed Class VI assets are section 197 intangibles (other than goodwill and going concern value). Tax forms for self employed Class VII assets are goodwill and going concern value (whether the goodwill or going concern value qualifies as a section 197 intangible). Tax forms for self employed   If an asset described in one of the classifications described above can be included in more than one class, include it in the lower numbered class. Tax forms for self employed For example, if an asset is described in both Class II and Class IV, choose Class II. Tax forms for self employed Example. Tax forms for self employed The total paid in the sale of the assets of Company SKB is $21,000. Tax forms for self employed No cash or deposit accounts or similar accounts were sold. Tax forms for self employed The company's U. Tax forms for self employed S. Tax forms for self employed Government securities sold had a fair market value of $3,200. Tax forms for self employed The only other asset transferred (other than goodwill and going concern value) was inventory with a fair market value of $15,000. Tax forms for self employed Of the $21,000 paid for the assets of Company SKB, $3,200 is allocated to U. Tax forms for self employed S. Tax forms for self employed Government securities, $15,000 to inventory assets, and the remaining $2,800 to goodwill and going concern value. Tax forms for self employed Agreement. Tax forms for self employed   The buyer and seller may enter into a written agreement as to the allocation of any consideration or the fair market value of any of the assets. Tax forms for self employed This agreement is binding on both parties unless the IRS determines the amounts are not appropriate. Tax forms for self employed Reporting requirement. Tax forms for self employed   Both the buyer and seller involved in the sale of business assets must report to the IRS the allocation of the sales price among section 197 intangibles and the other business assets. Tax forms for self employed Use Form 8594, Asset Acquisition Statement Under Section 1060, to provide this information. Tax forms for self employed Generally, the buyer and seller should each attach Form 8594 to their federal income tax return for the year in which the sale occurred. Tax forms for self employed See the Instructions for Form 8594. Tax forms for self employed Dispositions of Intangible Property Intangible property is any personal property that has value but cannot be seen or touched. Tax forms for self employed It includes such items as patents, copyrights, and the goodwill value of a business. Tax forms for self employed Gain or loss on the sale or exchange of amortizable or depreciable intangible property held longer than 1 year (other than an amount recaptured as ordinary income) is a section 1231 gain or loss. Tax forms for self employed The treatment of section 1231 gain or loss and the recapture of amortization and depreciation as ordinary income are explained in chapter 3. Tax forms for self employed See chapter 8 of Publication 535, Business Expenses, for information on amortizable intangible property and chapter 1 of Publication 946, How To Depreciate Property, for information on intangible property that can and cannot be depreciated. Tax forms for self employed Gain or loss on dispositions of other intangible property is ordinary or capital depending on whether the property is a capital asset or a noncapital asset. Tax forms for self employed The following discussions explain special rules that apply to certain dispositions of intangible property. Tax forms for self employed Section 197 Intangibles Section 197 intangibles are certain intangible assets acquired after August 10, 1993 (after July 25, 1991, if chosen), and held in connection with the conduct of a trade or business or an activity entered into for profit whose costs are amortized over 15 years. Tax forms for self employed They include the following assets. Tax forms for self employed Goodwill. Tax forms for self employed Going concern value. Tax forms for self employed Workforce in place. Tax forms for self employed Business books and records, operating systems, and other information bases. Tax forms for self employed Patents, copyrights, formulas, processes, designs, patterns, know how, formats, and similar items. Tax forms for self employed Customer-based intangibles. Tax forms for self employed Supplier-based intangibles. Tax forms for self employed Licenses, permits, and other rights granted by a governmental unit. Tax forms for self employed Covenants not to compete entered into in connection with the acquisition of a business. Tax forms for self employed Franchises, trademarks, and trade names. Tax forms for self employed See chapter 8 of Publication 535 for a description of each intangible. Tax forms for self employed Dispositions. Tax forms for self employed   You cannot deduct a loss from the disposition or worthlessness of a section 197 intangible you acquired in the same transaction (or series of related transactions) as another section 197 intangible you still hold. Tax forms for self employed Instead, you must increase the adjusted basis of your retained section 197 intangible by the nondeductible loss. Tax forms for self employed If you retain more than one section 197 intangible, increase each intangible's adjusted basis. Tax forms for self employed Figure the increase by multiplying the nondeductible loss by a fraction, the numerator (top number) of which is the retained intangible's adjusted basis on the date of the loss and the denominator (bottom number) of which is the total adjusted basis of all retained intangibles on the date of the loss. Tax forms for self employed   In applying this rule, members of the same controlled group of corporations and commonly controlled businesses are treated as a single entity. Tax forms for self employed For example, a corporation cannot deduct a loss on the sale of a section 197 intangible if, after the sale, a member of the same controlled group retains other section 197 intangibles acquired in the same transaction as the intangible sold. Tax forms for self employed Covenant not to compete. Tax forms for self employed   A covenant not to compete (or similar arrangement) that is a section 197 intangible cannot be treated as disposed of or worthless before you have disposed of your entire interest in the trade or business for which the covenant was entered into. Tax forms for self employed Members of the same controlled group of corporations and commonly controlled businesses are treated as a single entity in determining whether a member has disposed of its entire interest in a trade or business. Tax forms for self employed Anti-churning rules. Tax forms for self employed   Anti-churning rules prevent a taxpayer from converting section 197 intangibles that do not qualify for amortization into property that would qualify for amortization. Tax forms for self employed However, these rules do not apply to part of the basis of property acquired by certain related persons if the transferor elects to do both the following. Tax forms for self employed Recognize gain on the transfer of the property. Tax forms for self employed Pay income tax on the gain at the highest tax rate. Tax forms for self employed   If the transferor is a partnership or S corporation, the partnership or S corporation (not the partners or shareholders) can make the election. Tax forms for self employed But each partner or shareholder must pay the tax on his or her share of gain. Tax forms for self employed   To make the election, you, as the transferor, must attach a statement containing certain information to your income tax return for the year of the transfer. Tax forms for self employed You must file the tax return by the due date (including extensions). Tax forms for self employed You must also notify the transferee of the election in writing by the due date of the return. Tax forms for self employed   If you timely filed your return without making the election, you can make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months after the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Tax forms for self employed Attach the statement to the amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Tax forms for self employed 9100-2” at the top of the statement. Tax forms for self employed File the amended return at the same address the original return was filed. Tax forms for self employed For more information about making the election, see Regulations section 1. Tax forms for self employed 197-2(h)(9). Tax forms for self employed For information about reporting the tax on your income tax return, see the Instructions for Form 4797. Tax forms for self employed Patents The transfer of a patent by an individual is treated as a sale or exchange of a capital asset held longer than 1 year. Tax forms for self employed This applies even if the payments for the patent are made periodically during the transferee's use or are contingent on the productivity, use, or disposition of the patent. Tax forms for self employed For information on the treatment of gain or loss on the transfer of capital assets, see chapter 4. Tax forms for self employed This treatment applies to your transfer of a patent if you meet all the following conditions. Tax forms for self employed You are the holder of the patent. Tax forms for self employed You transfer the patent other than by gift, inheritance, or devise. Tax forms for self employed You transfer all substantial rights to the patent or an undivided interest in all such rights. Tax forms for self employed You do not transfer the patent to a related person. Tax forms for self employed Holder. Tax forms for self employed   You are the holder of a patent if you are either of the following. Tax forms for self employed The individual whose effort created the patent property and who qualifies as the original and first inventor. Tax forms for self employed The individual who bought an interest in the patent from the inventor before the invention was tested and operated successfully under operating conditions and who is neither related to, nor the employer of, the inventor. Tax forms for self employed All substantial rights. Tax forms for self employed   All substantial rights to patent property are all rights that have value when they are transferred. Tax forms for self employed A security interest (such as a lien), or a reservation calling for forfeiture for nonperformance, is not treated as a substantial right for these rules and may be kept by you as the holder of the patent. Tax forms for self employed   All substantial rights to a patent are not transferred if any of the following apply to the transfer. Tax forms for self employed The rights are limited geographically within a country. Tax forms for self employed The rights are limited to a period less than the remaining life of the patent. Tax forms for self employed The rights are limited to fields of use within trades or industries and are less than all the rights that exist and have value at the time of the transfer. Tax forms for self employed The rights are less than all the claims or inventions covered by the patent that exist and have value at the time of the transfer. Tax forms for self employed Related persons. Tax forms for self employed   This tax treatment does not apply if the transfer is directly or indirectly between you and a related person as defined earlier in the list under Nondeductible Loss, with the following changes. Tax forms for self employed Members of your family include your spouse, ancestors, and lineal descendants, but not your brothers, sisters, half-brothers, or half-sisters. Tax forms for self employed Substitute “25% or more” ownership for “more than 50%. Tax forms for self employed ”   If you fit within the definition of a related person independent of family status, the brother-sister exception in (1), earlier, does not apply. Tax forms for self employed For example, a transfer between a brother and a sister as beneficiary and fiduciary of the same trust is a transfer between related persons. Tax forms for self employed The brother-sister exception does not apply because the trust relationship is independent of family status. Tax forms for self employed Franchise, Trademark, or Trade Name If you transfer or renew a franchise, trademark, or trade name for a price contingent on its productivity, use, or disposition, the amount you receive generally is treated as an amount realized from the sale of a noncapital asset. Tax forms for self employed A franchise includes an agreement that gives one of the parties the right to distribute, sell, or provide goods, services, or facilities within a specified area. Tax forms for self employed Significant power, right, or continuing interest. Tax forms for self employed   If you keep any significant power, right, or continuing interest in the subject matter of a franchise, trademark, or trade name that you transfer or renew, the amount you receive is ordinary royalty income rather than an amount realized from a sale or exchange. Tax forms for self employed   A significant power, right, or continuing interest in a franchise, trademark, or trade name includes, but is not limited to, the following rights in the transferred interest. Tax forms for self employed A right to disapprove any assignment of the interest, or any part of it. Tax forms for self employed A right to end the agreement at will. Tax forms for self employed A right to set standards of quality for products used or sold, or for services provided, and for the equipment and facilities used to promote such products or services. Tax forms for self employed A right to make the recipient sell or advertise only your products or services. Tax forms for self employed A right to make the recipient buy most supplies and equipment from you. Tax forms for self employed A right to receive payments based on the productivity, use, or disposition of the transferred item of interest if those payments are a substantial part of the transfer agreement. Tax forms for self employed Subdivision of Land If you own a tract of land and, to sell or exchange it, you subdivide it into individual lots or parcels, the gain normally is ordinary income. Tax forms for self employed However, you may receive capital gain treatment on at least part of the proceeds provided you meet certain requirements. Tax forms for self employed See section 1237 of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax forms for self employed Timber Standing timber held as investment property is a capital asset. Tax forms for self employed Gain or loss from its sale is reported as a capital gain or loss on Form 8949, and Schedule D (Form 1040), as applicable. Tax forms for self employed If you held the timber primarily for sale to customers, it is not a capital asset. Tax forms for self employed Gain or loss on its sale is ordinary business income or loss. Tax forms for self employed It is reported in the gross receipts or sales and cost of goods sold items of your return. Tax forms for self employed Farmers who cut timber on their land and sell it as logs, firewood, or pulpwood usually have no cost or other basis for that timber. Tax forms for self employed These sales constitute a very minor part of their farm businesses. Tax forms for self employed In these cases, amounts realized from such sales, and the expenses of cutting, hauling, etc. Tax forms for self employed , are ordinary farm income and expenses reported on Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming. Tax forms for self employed Different rules apply if you owned the timber longer than 1 year and elect to either: Treat timber cutting as a sale or exchange, or Enter into a cutting contract. Tax forms for self employed Timber is considered cut on the date when, in the ordinary course of business, the quantity of felled timber is first definitely determined. Tax forms for self employed This is true whether the timber is cut under contract or whether you cut it yourself. Tax forms for self employed Under the rules discussed below, disposition of the timber is treated as a section 1231 transaction. Tax forms for self employed See chapter 3. Tax forms for self employed Gain or loss is reported on Form 4797. Tax forms for self employed Christmas trees. Tax forms for self employed   Evergreen trees, such as Christmas trees, that are more than 6 years old when severed from their roots and sold for ornamental purposes are included in the term timber. Tax forms for self employed They qualify for both rules discussed below. Tax forms for self employed Election to treat cutting as a sale or exchange. Tax forms for self employed   Under the general rule, the cutting of timber results in no gain or loss. Tax forms for self employed It is not until a sale or exchange occurs that gain or loss is realized. Tax forms for self employed But if you owned or had a contractual right to cut timber, you can elect to treat the cutting of timber as a section 1231 transaction in the year the timber is cut. Tax forms for self employed Even though the cut timber is not actually sold or exchanged, you report your gain or loss on the cutting for the year the timber is cut. Tax forms for self employed Any later sale results in ordinary business income or loss. Tax forms for self employed See Example, later. Tax forms for self employed   To elect this treatment, you must: Own or hold a contractual right to cut the timber for a period of more than 1 year before it is cut, and Cut the timber for sale or for use in your trade or business. Tax forms for self employed Making the election. Tax forms for self employed   You make the election on your return for the year the cutting takes place by including in income the gain or loss on the cutting and including a computation of the gain or loss. Tax forms for self employed You do not have to make the election in the first year you cut timber. Tax forms for self employed You can make it in any year to which the election would apply. Tax forms for self employed If the timber is partnership property, the election is made on the partnership return. Tax forms for self employed This election cannot be made on an amended return. Tax forms for self employed   Once you have made the election, it remains in effect for all later years unless you cancel it. Tax forms for self employed   If you previously elected to treat the cutting of timber as a sale or exchange, you may revoke this election without the consent of the IRS. Tax forms for self employed The prior election (and revocation) is disregarded for purposes of making a subsequent election. Tax forms for self employed See Form T (Timber), Forest Activities Schedule, for more information. Tax forms for self employed Gain or loss. Tax forms for self employed   Your gain or loss on the cutting of standing timber is the difference between its adjusted basis for depletion and its fair market value on the first day of your tax year in which it is cut. Tax forms for self employed   Your adjusted basis for depletion of cut timber is based on the number of units (feet board measure, log scale, or other units) of timber cut during the tax year and considered to be sold or exchanged. Tax forms for self employed Your adjusted basis for depletion is also based on the depletion unit of timber in the account used for the cut timber, and should be figured in the same manner as shown in section 611 of the Internal Revenue Code and the related regulations. Tax forms for self employed   Timber depletion is discussed in chapter 9 of Publication 535. Tax forms for self employed Example. Tax forms for self employed In April 2013, you had owned 4,000 MBF (1,000 board feet) of standing timber longer than 1 year. Tax forms for self employed It had an adjusted basis for depletion of $40 per MBF. Tax forms for self employed You are a calendar year taxpayer. Tax forms for self employed On January 1, 2013, the timber had a fair market value (FMV) of $350 per MBF. Tax forms for self employed It was cut in April for sale. Tax forms for self employed On your 2013 tax return, you elect to treat the cutting of the timber as a sale or exchange. Tax forms for self employed You report the difference between the fair market value and your adjusted basis for depletion as a gain. Tax forms for self employed This amount is reported on Form 4797 along with your other section 1231 gains and losses to figure whether it is treated as capital gain or as ordinary gain. Tax forms for self employed You figure your gain as follows. Tax forms for self employed FMV of timber January 1, 2013 $1,400,000 Minus: Adjusted basis for depletion 160,000 Section 1231 gain $1,240,000 The fair market value becomes your basis in the cut timber and a later sale of the cut timber including any by-product or tree tops will result in ordinary business income or loss. Tax forms for self employed Outright sales of timber. Tax forms for self employed   Outright sales of timber by landowners qualify for capital gains treatment using rules similar to the rules for certain disposal of timber under a contract with retained economic interest (defined below). Tax forms for self employed However, for outright sales, the date of disposal is not deemed to be the date the timber is cut because the landowner can elect to treat the payment date as the date of disposal (see below). Tax forms for self employed Cutting contract. Tax forms for self employed   You must treat the disposal of standing timber under a cutting contract as a section 1231 transaction if all the following apply to you. Tax forms for self employed You are the owner of the timber. Tax forms for self employed You held the timber longer than 1 year before its disposal. Tax forms for self employed You kept an economic interest in the timber. Tax forms for self employed   You have kept an economic interest in standing timber if, under the cutting contract, the expected return on your investment is conditioned on the cutting of the timber. Tax forms for self employed   The difference between the amount realized from the disposal of the timber and its adjusted basis for depletion is treated as gain or loss on its sale. Tax forms for self employed Include this amount on Form 4797 along with your other section 1231 gains or losses to figure whether it is treated as capital or ordinary gain or loss. Tax forms for self employed Date of disposal. Tax forms for self employed   The date of disposal is the date the timber is cut. Tax forms for self employed However, for outright sales by landowners or if you receive payment under the contract before the timber is cut, you can elect to treat the date of payment as the date of disposal. Tax forms for self employed   This election applies only to figure the holding period of the timber. Tax forms for self employed It has no effect on the time for reporting gain or loss (generally when the timber is sold or exchanged). Tax forms for self employed   To make this election, attach a statement to the tax return filed by the due date (including extensions) for the year payment is received. Tax forms for self employed The statement must identify the advance payments subject to the election and the contract under which they were made. Tax forms for self employed   If you timely filed your return for the year you received payment without making the election, you still can make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months after the due date for that year's return (excluding extensions). Tax forms for self employed Attach the statement to the amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Tax forms for self employed 9100-2” at the top of the statement. Tax forms for self employed File the amended return at the same address the original return was filed. Tax forms for self employed Owner. Tax forms for self employed   The owner of timber is any person who owns an interest in it, including a sublessor and the holder of a contract to cut the timber. Tax forms for self employed You own an interest in timber if you have the right to cut it for sale on your own account or for use in your business. Tax forms for self employed Tree stumps. Tax forms for self employed   Tree stumps are a capital asset if they are on land held by an investor who is not in the timber or stump business as a buyer, seller, or processor. Tax forms for self employed Gain from the sale of stumps sold in one lot by such a holder is taxed as a capital gain. Tax forms for self employed However, tree stumps held by timber operators after the saleable standing timber was cut and removed from the land are considered by-products. Tax forms for self employed Gain from the sale of stumps in lots or tonnage by such operators is taxed as ordinary income. Tax forms for self employed   See Form T (Timber) and its separate instructions for more information about dispositions of timber. Tax forms for self employed Precious Metals and Stones, Stamps, and Coins Gold, silver, gems, stamps, coins, etc. Tax forms for self employed , are capital assets except when they are held for sale by a dealer. Tax forms for self employed Any gain or loss from their sale or exchange generally is a capital gain or loss. Tax forms for self employed If you are a dealer, the amount received from the sale is ordinary business income. Tax forms for self employed Coal and Iron Ore You must treat the disposal of coal (including lignite) or iron ore mined in the United States as a section 1231 transaction if both the following apply to you. Tax forms for self employed You owned the coal or iron ore longer than 1 year before its disposal. Tax forms for self employed You kept an economic interest in the coal or iron ore. Tax forms for self employed For this rule, the date the coal or iron ore is mined is considered the date of its disposal. Tax forms for self employed Your gain or loss is the difference between the amount realized from disposal of the coal or iron ore and the adjusted basis you use to figure cost depletion (increased by certain expenses not allowed as deductions for the tax year). Tax forms for self employed This amount is included on Form 4797 along with your other section 1231 gains and losses. Tax forms for self employed You are considered an owner if you own or sublet an economic interest in the coal or iron ore in place. Tax forms for self employed If you own only an option to buy the coal in place, you do not qualify as an owner. Tax forms for self employed In addition, this gain or loss treatment does not apply to income realized by an owner who is a co-adventurer, partner, or principal in the mining of coal or iron ore. Tax forms for self employed The expenses of making and administering the contract under which the coal or iron ore was disposed of and the expenses of preserving the economic interest kept under the contract are not allowed as deductions in figuring taxable income. Tax forms for self employed Rather, their total, along with the adjusted depletion basis, is deducted from the amount received to determine gain. Tax forms for self employed If the total of these expenses plus the adjusted depletion basis is more than the amount received, the result is a loss. Tax forms for self employed Special rule. Tax forms for self employed   The above treatment does not apply if you directly or indirectly dispose of the iron ore or coal to any of the following persons. Tax forms for self employed A related person whose relationship to you would result in the disallowance of a loss (see Nondeductible Loss under Sales and Exchanges Between Related Persons, earlier). Tax forms for self employed An individual, trust, estate, partnership, association, company, or corporation owned or controlled directly or indirectly by the same interests that own or control your business. Tax forms for self employed Conversion Transactions Recognized gain on the disposition or termination of any position held as part of certain conversion transactions is treated as ordinary income. Tax forms for self employed This applies if substantially all your expected return is attributable to the time value of your net investment (like interest on a loan) and the transaction is any of the following. Tax forms for self employed An applicable straddle (generally, any set of offsetting positions with respect to personal property, including stock). Tax forms for self employed A transaction in which you acquire property and, at or about the same time, you contract to sell the same or substantially identical property at a specified price. Tax forms for self employed Any other transaction that is marketed and sold as producing capital gain from a transaction in which substantially all of your expected return is due to the time value of your net investment. Tax forms for self employed For more information, see chapter 4 of Publication 550. Tax forms for self employed Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Tax forms for self employed Publication 971 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Tax forms for self employed Questions about innocent spouse relief. Tax forms for self employed Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New Expanded filing deadline for equitable relief. Tax forms for self employed  The period of time in which you may request equitable relief has been expanded. Tax forms for self employed See How To Request Relief later. Tax forms for self employed More information. Tax forms for self employed   For more information about the latest developments on Publication 971, go to www. Tax forms for self employed irs. Tax forms for self employed gov/pub971. Tax forms for self employed Introduction When you file a joint income tax return, the law makes both you and your spouse responsible for the entire tax liability. Tax forms for self employed This is called joint and several liability. Tax forms for self employed Joint and several liability applies not only to the tax liability you show on the return but also to any additional tax liability the IRS determines to be due, even if the additional tax is due to income, deductions, or credits of your spouse or former spouse. Tax forms for self employed You remain jointly and severally liable for the taxes, and the IRS still can collect from you, even if you later divorce and the divorce decree states that your former spouse will be solely responsible for the tax. Tax forms for self employed In some cases, a spouse (or former spouse) will be relieved of the tax, interest, and penalties on a joint tax return. Tax forms for self employed Three types of relief are available to married persons who filed joint returns. Tax forms for self employed Innocent spouse relief. Tax forms for self employed Separation of liability relief. Tax forms for self employed Equitable relief. Tax forms for self employed Married persons who did not file joint returns, but who live in community property states, may also qualify for relief. Tax forms for self employed See Community Property Laws , later. Tax forms for self employed This publication explains these types of relief, who may qualify for them, and how to get them. Tax forms for self employed You can also use the Innocent Spouse Tax Relief Eligibility Explorer at IRS. Tax forms for self employed gov by entering “Innocent Spouse” in the search box. Tax forms for self employed What this publication does not cover. Tax forms for self employed   This publication does not discuss injured spouse relief. Tax forms for self employed You are an injured spouse if your share of the overpayment shown on your joint return was, or is expected to be, applied (offset) against your spouse's legally enforceable past-due federal taxes, state income taxes, state unemployment compensation debts, child or spousal support payments, or a federal nontax debt, such as a student loan. Tax forms for self employed If you are an injured spouse, you may be entitled to receive a refund of your share of the overpayment. Tax forms for self employed For more information, see Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation. Tax forms for self employed Comments and suggestions. Tax forms for self employed   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Tax forms for self employed   You can write to us at the following address:  Internal Revenue Service Individual Forms and Publications Branch SE:W:CAR:MP:T:I 1111 Constitution Ave. Tax forms for self employed NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Tax forms for self employed Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Tax forms for self employed   You can email us at taxforms@irs. Tax forms for self employed gov. Tax forms for self employed Please put “Publications Comment” on the subject line. Tax forms for self employed You can also send us comments from www. Tax forms for self employed irs. Tax forms for self employed gov/formspubs/, select “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications” under “Information about. Tax forms for self employed ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each email, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Tax forms for self employed Ordering forms and publications. Tax forms for self employed   Visit www. Tax forms for self employed irs. Tax forms for self employed gov/formspubs to download forms and publications, call 1-800-829-3676, or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Tax forms for self employed  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Tax forms for self employed Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Questions about innocent spouse relief. Tax forms for self employed The IRS can help you with your request for innocent spouse relief. Tax forms for self employed If you are working with an IRS employee, you can ask that employee, or you can call 866-897-4270. Tax forms for self employed Useful Items - You may want to see: Publications 504 Divorced or Separated Individuals 555 Community Property 556 Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund 594 The IRS Collection Process Forms (and Instructions) 8857 Request for Innocent Spouse Relief Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications