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Tax preparation for military 3. Tax preparation for military   SIMPLE Plans Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: SIMPLE IRA PlanWho Can Set Up a SIMPLE IRA Plan? Who Can Participate in a SIMPLE IRA Plan? How To Set Up a SIMPLE IRA Plan Notification Requirement Contribution Limits When To Deduct Contributions Where To Deduct Contributions Tax Treatment of Contributions Distributions (Withdrawals) More Information on SIMPLE IRA Plans SIMPLE 401(k) Plan Topics - This chapter discusses: SIMPLE IRA plan SIMPLE 401(k) plan Useful Items - You may want to see: Publications 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 3998 Choosing A Retirement Solution for Your Small Business 4284 SIMPLE IRA Plan Checklist 4334 SIMPLE IRA Plans for Small Businesses Forms (and Instructions) W-2 Wage and Tax Statement 5304-SIMPLE Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE)–Not for Use With a Designated Financial Institution 5305-SIMPLE Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE)–for Use With a Designated Financial Institution 8880 Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions 8881 Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs A savings incentive match plan for employees (SIMPLE plan) is a written arrangement that provides you and your employees with a simplified way to make contributions to provide retirement income. Tax preparation for military Under a SIMPLE plan, employees can choose to make salary reduction contributions to the plan rather than receiving these amounts as part of their regular pay. Tax preparation for military In addition, you will contribute matching or nonelective contributions. Tax preparation for military SIMPLE plans can only be maintained on a calendar-year basis. Tax preparation for military A SIMPLE plan can be set up in either of the following ways. Tax preparation for military Using SIMPLE IRAs (SIMPLE IRA plan). Tax preparation for military As part of a 401(k) plan (SIMPLE 401(k) plan). Tax preparation for military Many financial institutions will help you set up a SIMPLE plan. Tax preparation for military SIMPLE IRA Plan A SIMPLE IRA plan is a retirement plan that uses SIMPLE IRAs for each eligible employee. Tax preparation for military Under a SIMPLE IRA plan, a SIMPLE IRA must be set up for each eligible employee. Tax preparation for military For the definition of an eligible employee, see Who Can Participate in a SIMPLE IRA Plan , later. Tax preparation for military Who Can Set Up a SIMPLE IRA Plan? You can set up a SIMPLE IRA plan if you meet both the following requirements. Tax preparation for military You meet the employee limit. Tax preparation for military You do not maintain another qualified plan unless the other plan is for collective bargaining employees. Tax preparation for military Employee limit. Tax preparation for military   You can set up a SIMPLE IRA plan only if you had 100 or fewer employees who received $5,000 or more in compensation from you for the preceding year. Tax preparation for military Under this rule, you must take into account all employees employed at any time during the calendar year regardless of whether they are eligible to participate. Tax preparation for military Employees include self-employed individuals who received earned income and leased employees (defined in chapter 1). Tax preparation for military   Once you set up a SIMPLE IRA plan, you must continue to meet the 100-employee limit each year you maintain the plan. Tax preparation for military Grace period for employers who cease to meet the 100-employee limit. Tax preparation for military   If you maintain the SIMPLE IRA plan for at least 1 year and you cease to meet the 100-employee limit in a later year, you will be treated as meeting it for the 2 calendar years immediately following the calendar year for which you last met it. Tax preparation for military   A different rule applies if you do not meet the 100-employee limit because of an acquisition, disposition, or similar transaction. Tax preparation for military Under this rule, the SIMPLE IRA plan will be treated as meeting the 100-employee limit for the year of the transaction and the 2 following years if both the following conditions are satisfied. Tax preparation for military Coverage under the plan has not significantly changed during the grace period. Tax preparation for military The SIMPLE IRA plan would have continued to qualify after the transaction if you had remained a separate employer. Tax preparation for military    The grace period for acquisitions, dispositions, and similar transactions also applies if, because of these types of transactions, you do not meet the rules explained under Other qualified plan or Who Can Participate in a SIMPLE IRA Plan, below. Tax preparation for military Other qualified plan. Tax preparation for military   The SIMPLE IRA plan generally must be the only retirement plan to which you make contributions, or to which benefits accrue, for service in any year beginning with the year the SIMPLE IRA plan becomes effective. Tax preparation for military Exception. Tax preparation for military   If you maintain a qualified plan for collective bargaining employees, you are permitted to maintain a SIMPLE IRA plan for other employees. Tax preparation for military Who Can Participate in a SIMPLE IRA Plan? Eligible employee. Tax preparation for military   Any employee who received at least $5,000 in compensation during any 2 years preceding the current calendar year and is reasonably expected to receive at least $5,000 during the current calendar year is eligible to participate. Tax preparation for military The term “employee” includes a self-employed individual who received earned income. Tax preparation for military   You can use less restrictive eligibility requirements (but not more restrictive ones) by eliminating or reducing the prior year compensation requirements, the current year compensation requirements, or both. Tax preparation for military For example, you can allow participation for employees who received at least $3,000 in compensation during any preceding calendar year. Tax preparation for military However, you cannot impose any other conditions for participating in a SIMPLE IRA plan. Tax preparation for military Excludable employees. Tax preparation for military   The following employees do not need to be covered under a SIMPLE IRA plan. Tax preparation for military Employees who are covered by a union agreement and whose retirement benefits were bargained for in good faith by the employees' union and you. Tax preparation for military Nonresident alien employees who have received no U. Tax preparation for military S. Tax preparation for military source wages, salaries, or other personal services compensation from you. Tax preparation for military Compensation. Tax preparation for military   Compensation for employees is the total wages, tips, and other compensation from the employer subject to federal income tax withholding and the amounts paid for domestic service in a private home, local college club, or local chapter of a college fraternity or sorority. Tax preparation for military Compensation also includes the employee's salary reduction contributions made under this plan and, if applicable, elective deferrals under a section 401(k) plan, a SARSEP, or a section 403(b) annuity contract and compensation deferred under a section 457 plan required to be reported by the employer on Form W-2. Tax preparation for military If you are self-employed, compensation is your net earnings from self-employment (line 4 of Short Schedule SE or line 6 of Long Schedule SE (Form 1040)) before subtracting any contributions made to the SIMPLE IRA plan for yourself. Tax preparation for military How To Set Up a SIMPLE IRA Plan You can use Form 5304-SIMPLE or Form 5305-SIMPLE to set up a SIMPLE IRA plan. Tax preparation for military Each form is a model savings incentive match plan for employees (SIMPLE) plan document. Tax preparation for military Which form you use depends on whether you select a financial institution or your employees select the institution that will receive the contributions. Tax preparation for military Use Form 5304-SIMPLE if you allow each plan participant to select the financial institution for receiving his or her SIMPLE IRA plan contributions. Tax preparation for military Use Form 5305-SIMPLE if you require that all contributions under the SIMPLE IRA plan be deposited initially at a designated financial institution. Tax preparation for military The SIMPLE IRA plan is adopted when you have completed all appropriate boxes and blanks on the form and you (and the designated financial institution, if any) have signed it. Tax preparation for military Keep the original form. Tax preparation for military Do not file it with the IRS. Tax preparation for military Other uses of the forms. Tax preparation for military   If you set up a SIMPLE IRA plan using Form 5304-SIMPLE or Form 5305-SIMPLE, you can use the form to satisfy other requirements, including the following. Tax preparation for military Meeting employer notification requirements for the SIMPLE IRA plan. Tax preparation for military Form 5304-SIMPLE and Form 5305-SIMPLE contain a Model Notification to Eligible Employees that provides the necessary information to the employee. Tax preparation for military Maintaining the SIMPLE IRA plan records and proving you set up a SIMPLE IRA plan for employees. Tax preparation for military Deadline for setting up a SIMPLE IRA plan. Tax preparation for military   You can set up a SIMPLE IRA plan effective on any date from January 1 through October 1 of a year, provided you did not previously maintain a SIMPLE IRA plan. Tax preparation for military This requirement does not apply if you are a new employer that comes into existence after October 1 of the year the SIMPLE IRA plan is set up and you set up a SIMPLE IRA plan as soon as administratively feasible after your business comes into existence. Tax preparation for military If you previously maintained a SIMPLE IRA plan, you can set up a SIMPLE IRA plan effective only on January 1 of a year. Tax preparation for military A SIMPLE IRA plan cannot have an effective date that is before the date you actually adopt the plan. Tax preparation for military Setting up a SIMPLE IRA. Tax preparation for military   SIMPLE IRAs are the individual retirement accounts or annuities into which the contributions are deposited. Tax preparation for military A SIMPLE IRA must be set up for each eligible employee. Tax preparation for military Forms 5305-S, SIMPLE Individual Retirement Trust Account, and 5305-SA, SIMPLE Individual Retirement Custodial Account, are model trust and custodial account documents the participant and the trustee (or custodian) can use for this purpose. Tax preparation for military   A SIMPLE IRA cannot be a Roth IRA. Tax preparation for military Contributions to a SIMPLE IRA will not affect the amount an individual can contribute to a Roth or traditional IRA. Tax preparation for military Deadline for setting up a SIMPLE IRA. Tax preparation for military   A SIMPLE IRA must be set up for an employee before the first date by which a contribution is required to be deposited into the employee's IRA. Tax preparation for military See Time limits for contributing funds , later, under Contribution Limits. Tax preparation for military Credit for startup costs. Tax preparation for military   You may be able to claim a tax credit for part of the ordinary and necessary costs of starting a SIMPLE IRA plan that first became effective in 2013. Tax preparation for military For more information, see Credit for startup costs under Reminders, earlier. Tax preparation for military Notification Requirement If you adopt a SIMPLE IRA plan, you must notify each employee of the following information before the beginning of the election period. Tax preparation for military The employee's opportunity to make or change a salary reduction choice under a SIMPLE IRA plan. Tax preparation for military Your decision to make either matching contributions or nonelective contributions (discussed later). Tax preparation for military A summary description provided by the financial institution. Tax preparation for military Written notice that his or her balance can be transferred without cost or penalty if they use a designated financial institution. Tax preparation for military Election period. Tax preparation for military   The election period is generally the 60-day period immediately preceding January 1 of a calendar year (November 2 to December 31 of the preceding calendar year). Tax preparation for military However, the dates of this period are modified if you set up a SIMPLE IRA plan in mid-year (for example, on July 1) or if the 60-day period falls before the first day an employee becomes eligible to participate in the SIMPLE IRA plan. Tax preparation for military   A SIMPLE IRA plan can provide longer periods for permitting employees to enter into salary reduction agreements or to modify prior agreements. Tax preparation for military For example, a SIMPLE IRA plan can provide a 90-day election period instead of the 60-day period. Tax preparation for military Similarly, in addition to the 60-day period, a SIMPLE IRA plan can provide quarterly election periods during the 30 days before each calendar quarter, other than the first quarter of each year. Tax preparation for military Contribution Limits Contributions are made up of salary reduction contributions and employer contributions. Tax preparation for military You, as the employer, must make either matching contributions or nonelective contributions, defined later. Tax preparation for military No other contributions can be made to the SIMPLE IRA plan. Tax preparation for military These contributions, which you can deduct, must be made timely. Tax preparation for military See Time limits for contributing funds , later. Tax preparation for military Salary reduction contributions. Tax preparation for military   The amount the employee chooses to have you contribute to a SIMPLE IRA on his or her behalf cannot be more than $12,000 for 2013 and 2014. Tax preparation for military These contributions must be expressed as a percentage of the employee's compensation unless you permit the employee to express them as a specific dollar amount. Tax preparation for military You cannot place restrictions on the contribution amount (such as limiting the contribution percentage), except to comply with the $12,000 limit. Tax preparation for military   If you or an employee participates in any other qualified plan during the year and you or your employee have salary reduction contributions (elective deferrals) under those plans, the salary reduction contributions under a SIMPLE IRA plan also count toward the overall annual limit ($17,500 for 2013 and 2014) on exclusion of salary reduction contributions and other elective deferrals. Tax preparation for military Catch-up contributions. Tax preparation for military   A SIMPLE IRA plan can permit participants who are age 50 or over at the end of the calendar year to also make catch-up contributions. Tax preparation for military The catch-up contribution limit for 2013 and 2014 for SIMPLE IRA plans is $2,500. Tax preparation for military Salary reduction contributions are not treated as catch-up contributions for 2013 or 2014 until they exceed $12,000. Tax preparation for military However, the catch-up contribution a participant can make for a year cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. Tax preparation for military The catch-up contribution limit. Tax preparation for military The excess of the participant's compensation over the salary reduction contributions that are not catch-up contributions. Tax preparation for military Employer matching contributions. Tax preparation for military   You are generally required to match each employee's salary reduction contributions on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to 3% of the employee's compensation. Tax preparation for military This requirement does not apply if you make nonelective contributions as discussed later. Tax preparation for military Example. Tax preparation for military In 2013, your employee, John Rose, earned $25,000 and chose to defer 5% of his salary. Tax preparation for military Your net earnings from self-employment are $40,000, and you choose to contribute 10% of your earnings to your SIMPLE IRA. Tax preparation for military You make 3% matching contributions. Tax preparation for military The total contribution you make for John is $2,000, figured as follows. Tax preparation for military Salary reduction contributions ($25,000 × . Tax preparation for military 05) $1,250 Employer matching contribution ($25,000 × . Tax preparation for military 03) 750 Total contributions $2,000     The total contribution you make for yourself is $5,200, figured as follows. Tax preparation for military Salary reduction contributions ($40,000 × . Tax preparation for military 10) $4,000 Employer matching contribution ($40,000 × . Tax preparation for military 03) 1,200 Total contributions $5,200 Lower percentage. Tax preparation for military   If you choose a matching contribution less than 3%, the percentage must be at least 1%. Tax preparation for military You must notify the employees of the lower match within a reasonable period of time before the 60-day election period (discussed earlier) for the calendar year. Tax preparation for military You cannot choose a percentage less than 3% for more than 2 years during the 5-year period that ends with (and includes) the year for which the choice is effective. Tax preparation for military Nonelective contributions. Tax preparation for military   Instead of matching contributions, you can choose to make nonelective contributions of 2% of compensation on behalf of each eligible employee who has at least $5,000 (or some lower amount you select) of compensation from you for the year. Tax preparation for military If you make this choice, you must make nonelective contributions whether or not the employee chooses to make salary reduction contributions. Tax preparation for military Only $255,000 of the employee's compensation can be taken into account to figure the contribution limit in 2013 ($260,000 in 2014). Tax preparation for military   If you choose this 2% contribution formula, you must notify the employees within a reasonable period of time before the 60-day election period (discussed earlier) for the calendar year. Tax preparation for military Example 1. Tax preparation for military In 2013, your employee, Jane Wood, earned $36,000 and chose to have you contribute 10% of her salary. Tax preparation for military Your net earnings from self-employment are $50,000, and you choose to contribute 10% of your earnings to your SIMPLE IRA. Tax preparation for military You make a 2% nonelective contribution. Tax preparation for military Both of you are under age 50. Tax preparation for military The total contribution you make for Jane is $4,320, figured as follows. Tax preparation for military Salary reduction contributions ($36,000 × . Tax preparation for military 10) $3,600 2% nonelective contributions ($36,000 × . Tax preparation for military 02) 720 Total contributions $4,320     The total contribution you make for yourself is $6,000, figured as follows. Tax preparation for military Salary reduction contributions ($50,000 × . Tax preparation for military 10) $5,000 2% nonelective contributions ($50,000 × . Tax preparation for military 02) 1,000 Total contributions $6,000 Example 2. Tax preparation for military Using the same facts as in Example 1, above, the maximum contribution you make for Jane or for yourself if you each earned $75,000 is $13,500, figured as follows. Tax preparation for military Salary reduction contributions (maximum amount allowed) $12,000 2% nonelective contributions ($75,000 × . Tax preparation for military 02) 1,500 Total contributions $13,500 Time limits for contributing funds. Tax preparation for military   You must make the salary reduction contributions to the SIMPLE IRA within 30 days after the end of the month in which the amounts would otherwise have been payable to the employee in cash. Tax preparation for military You must make matching contributions or nonelective contributions by the due date (including extensions) for filing your federal income tax return for the year. Tax preparation for military Certain plans subject to Department of Labor rules may have an earlier due date for salary reduction contributions. Tax preparation for military When To Deduct Contributions You can deduct SIMPLE IRA contributions in the tax year within which the calendar year for which contributions were made ends. Tax preparation for military You can deduct contributions for a particular tax year if they are made for that tax year and are made by the due date (including extensions) of your federal income tax return for that year. Tax preparation for military Example 1. Tax preparation for military Your tax year is the fiscal year ending June 30. Tax preparation for military Contributions under a SIMPLE IRA plan for the calendar year 2013 (including contributions made in 2013 before July 1, 2013) are deductible in the tax year ending June 30, 2014. Tax preparation for military Example 2. Tax preparation for military You are a sole proprietor whose tax year is the calendar year. Tax preparation for military Contributions under a SIMPLE IRA plan for the calendar year 2013 (including contributions made in 2014 by April 15, 2014) are deductible in the 2013 tax year. Tax preparation for military Where To Deduct Contributions Deduct the contributions you make for your common-law employees on your tax return. Tax preparation for military For example, sole proprietors deduct them on Schedule C (Form 1040) or Schedule F (Form 1040); partnerships deduct them on Form 1065; and corporations deduct them on Form 1120 or Form 1120S. Tax preparation for military Sole proprietors and partners deduct contributions for themselves on line 28 of Form 1040. Tax preparation for military (If you are a partner, contributions for yourself are shown on the Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) you receive from the partnership. Tax preparation for military ) Tax Treatment of Contributions You can deduct your contributions and your employees can exclude these contributions from their gross income. Tax preparation for military SIMPLE IRA plan contributions are not subject to federal income tax withholding. Tax preparation for military However, salary reduction contributions are subject to social security, Medicare, and federal unemployment (FUTA) taxes. Tax preparation for military Matching and nonelective contributions are not subject to these taxes. Tax preparation for military Reporting on Form W-2. Tax preparation for military   Do not include SIMPLE IRA plan contributions in the “Wages, tips, other compensation” box of Form W-2. Tax preparation for military You must, however, include them in the “Social security wages” and “Medicare wages and tips” boxes. Tax preparation for military You must also include them in box 12. Tax preparation for military Mark the “Retirement plan” checkbox in box 13. Tax preparation for military For more information, see the Form W-2 instructions. Tax preparation for military Distributions (Withdrawals) Distributions from a SIMPLE IRA are subject to IRA rules and generally are includible in income for the year received. Tax preparation for military Tax-free rollovers can be made from one SIMPLE IRA into another SIMPLE IRA. Tax preparation for military However, a rollover from a SIMPLE IRA to a non-SIMPLE IRA can be made tax free only after a 2-year participation in the SIMPLE IRA plan. Tax preparation for military Generally, you or your employee must begin to receive distributions from a SIMPLE IRA by April 1 of the first year after the calendar year in which you or your employee reaches age 70½. Tax preparation for military Early withdrawals generally are subject to a 10% additional tax. Tax preparation for military However, the additional tax is increased to 25% if funds are withdrawn within 2 years of beginning participation. Tax preparation for military More information. Tax preparation for military   See Publication 590 for information about IRA rules, including those on the tax treatment of distributions, rollovers, required distributions, and income tax withholding. Tax preparation for military More Information on SIMPLE IRA Plans If you need help to set up or maintain a SIMPLE IRA plan, go to the IRS website and search SIMPLE IRA Plan. Tax preparation for military SIMPLE 401(k) Plan You can adopt a SIMPLE plan as part of a 401(k) plan if you meet the 100-employee limit as discussed earlier under SIMPLE IRA Plan. Tax preparation for military A SIMPLE 401(k) plan is a qualified retirement plan and generally must satisfy the rules discussed under Qualification Rules in chapter 4, including the required distribution rules. Tax preparation for military However, a SIMPLE 401(k) plan is not subject to the nondiscrimination and top-heavy rules discussed in chapter 4 if the plan meets the conditions listed below. Tax preparation for military Under the plan, an employee can choose to have you make salary reduction contributions for the year to a trust in an amount expressed as a percentage of the employee's compensation, but not more than $12,000 for 2013 and 2014. Tax preparation for military If permitted under the plan, an employee who is age 50 or over can also make a catch-up contribution of up to $2,500 for 2013 and 2014. Tax preparation for military See Catch-up contributions , earlier under Contribution Limits. Tax preparation for military You must make either: Matching contributions up to 3% of compensation for the year, or Nonelective contributions of 2% of compensation on behalf of each eligible employee who has at least $5,000 of compensation from you for the year. Tax preparation for military No other contributions can be made to the trust. Tax preparation for military No contributions are made, and no benefits accrue, for services during the year under any other qualified retirement plan sponsored by you on behalf of any employee eligible to participate in the SIMPLE 401(k) plan. Tax preparation for military The employee's rights to any contributions are nonforfeitable. Tax preparation for military No more than $255,000 of the employee's compensation can be taken into account in figuring matching contributions and nonelective contributions in 2013 ($260,000 in 2014). Tax preparation for military Compensation is defined earlier in this chapter. Tax preparation for military Employee notification. Tax preparation for military   The notification requirement that applies to SIMPLE IRA plans also applies to SIMPLE 401(k) plans. Tax preparation for military See Notification Requirement in this chapter. Tax preparation for military Credit for startup costs. Tax preparation for military   You may be able to claim a tax credit for part of the ordinary and necessary costs of starting a SIMPLE 401(k) plan that first became effective in 2013. Tax preparation for military For more information, see Credit for startup costs under Reminders, earlier. Tax preparation for military Note on Forms. Tax preparation for military   Please note that Forms 5304-SIMPLE and 5305-SIMPLE can not be used to establish a SIMPLE 401(k) plan. Tax preparation for military To set up a SIMPLE 401(k) plan, see Adopting a Written Plan in chapter 4. Tax preparation for military Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Tax preparation for military Publication 536 - Main Content Table of Contents NOL Steps How To Figure an NOLNonbusiness deductions (line 6). Tax preparation for military Nonbusiness income (line 7). Tax preparation for military Nonbusiness capital losses. Tax preparation for military Business capital losses. Tax preparation for military Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule A When To Use an NOLExceptions to 2-Year Carryback Rule Waiving the Carryback Period How To Carry an NOL Back or Forward How To Claim an NOL DeductionDeducting a Carryback Deducting a Carryforward Change in Marital Status Change in Filing Status Illustrated Form 1045 How To Figure an NOL CarryoverIllustrated Form 1045, Schedule B NOL Carryover From 2013 to 2014Worksheet Instructions How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics NOL Steps Follow Steps 1 through 5 to figure and use your NOL. Tax preparation for military Step 1. Tax preparation for military   Complete your tax return for the year. Tax preparation for military You may have an NOL if a negative figure appears on the line below: Individuals — Form 1040, line 41, or Form 1040NR, line 39. Tax preparation for military Estates and trusts — Form 1041, line 22. Tax preparation for military   If the amount on that line is not negative, stop here — you do not have an NOL. Tax preparation for military Step 2. Tax preparation for military   Determine whether you have an NOL and its amount. Tax preparation for military See How To Figure an NOL , later. Tax preparation for military If you do not have an NOL, stop here. Tax preparation for military Step 3. Tax preparation for military   Decide whether to carry the NOL back to a past year or to waive the carryback period and instead carry the NOL forward to a future year. Tax preparation for military See When To Use an NOL , later. Tax preparation for military Step 4. Tax preparation for military   Deduct the NOL in the carryback or carryforward year. Tax preparation for military See How To Claim an NOL Deduction , later. Tax preparation for military If your NOL deduction is equal to or less than your taxable income without the deduction, stop here — you have used up your NOL. Tax preparation for military Step 5. Tax preparation for military   Determine the amount of your unused NOL. Tax preparation for military See How To Figure an NOL Carryover , later. Tax preparation for military Carry over the unused NOL to the next carryback or carryforward year and begin again at Step 4. Tax preparation for military Note. Tax preparation for military   If your NOL deduction includes more than one NOL amount, apply Step 5 separately to each NOL amount, starting with the amount from the earliest year. Tax preparation for military How To Figure an NOL If your deductions for the year are more than your income for the year, you may have an NOL. Tax preparation for military There are rules that limit what you can deduct when figuring an NOL. Tax preparation for military In general, the following items are not allowed when figuring an NOL. Tax preparation for military Any deduction for personal exemptions. Tax preparation for military Capital losses in excess of capital gains. Tax preparation for military The section 1202 exclusion of the gain from the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock. Tax preparation for military Nonbusiness deductions in excess of nonbusiness income. Tax preparation for military The net operating loss deduction. Tax preparation for military The domestic production activities deduction. Tax preparation for military Form 1045, Schedule A. Tax preparation for military   Use Form 1045, Schedule A, to figure an NOL. Tax preparation for military The following discussion explains Schedule A and includes an illustrated example. Tax preparation for military   First, complete Form 1045, Schedule A, line 1, using amounts from your return. Tax preparation for military If line 1 is a negative amount, you may have an NOL. Tax preparation for military   Next, complete the rest of Form 1045, Schedule A, to figure your NOL. Tax preparation for military Nonbusiness deductions (line 6). Tax preparation for military   Enter on line 6 deductions that are not connected to your trade or business or your employment. Tax preparation for military Examples of deductions not related to your trade or business are: Alimony paid, Deductions for contributions to an IRA or a self-employed retirement plan, Health savings account deduction, Archer medical savings account deduction, Most itemized deductions (except for casualty and theft losses, state income tax on trade and business income, and any employee business expenses), and The standard deduction. Tax preparation for military   Do not include on line 6 the deduction for personal exemptions for you, your spouse, or your dependents. Tax preparation for military   Do not enter business deductions on line 6. Tax preparation for military These are deductions that are connected to your trade or business. Tax preparation for military They include the following. Tax preparation for military State income tax on income attributable to trade or business (including wages, salary, and unemployment compensation). Tax preparation for military Moving expenses. Tax preparation for military Educator expenses. Tax preparation for military The deduction for the deductible part of self-employed health insurance. Tax preparation for military Domestic production activities deduction. Tax preparation for military Rental losses. Tax preparation for military Loss on the sale or exchange of business real estate or depreciable property. Tax preparation for military Your share of a business loss from a partnership or an S corporation. Tax preparation for military Ordinary loss on the sale or exchange of stock in a small business corporation or a small business investment company. Tax preparation for military If you itemize your deductions, casualty and theft losses (even if they involve nonbusiness property) and employee business expenses (such as union dues, uniforms, tools, education expenses, and travel and transportation expenses). Tax preparation for military Loss on the sale of accounts receivable (if you use an accrual method of accounting). Tax preparation for military Interest and litigation expenses on state and federal income taxes related to your business. Tax preparation for military Unrecovered investment in a pension or annuity claimed on a decedent's final return. Tax preparation for military Payment by a federal employee to buy back sick leave used in an earlier year. Tax preparation for military Nonbusiness income (line 7). Tax preparation for military   Enter on line 7 only income that is not related to your trade or business or your employment. Tax preparation for military For example, enter your annuity income, dividends, and interest on investments. Tax preparation for military Also, include your share of nonbusiness income from partnerships and S corporations. Tax preparation for military   Do not include on line 7 the income you receive from your trade or business or your employment. Tax preparation for military This includes salaries and wages, self-employment income, unemployment compensation included in your gross income, and your share of business income from partnerships and S corporations. Tax preparation for military Also, do not include rental income or ordinary gain from the sale or other disposition of business real estate or depreciable business property. Tax preparation for military Adjustment for section 1202 exclusion (line 17). Tax preparation for military   Enter on line 17 any gain you excluded under section 1202 on the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock. Tax preparation for military Adjustments for capital losses (lines 19–22). Tax preparation for military   The amount deductible for capital losses is limited based on whether the losses are business capital losses or nonbusiness capital losses. Tax preparation for military Nonbusiness capital losses. Tax preparation for military   You can deduct your nonbusiness capital losses (line 2) only up to the amount of your nonbusiness capital gains without regard to any section 1202 exclusion (line 3). Tax preparation for military If your nonbusiness capital losses are more than your nonbusiness capital gains without regard to any section 1202 exclusion, you cannot deduct the excess. Tax preparation for military Business capital losses. Tax preparation for military   You can deduct your business capital losses (line 11) only up to the total of: Your nonbusiness capital gains that are more than the total of your nonbusiness capital losses and excess nonbusiness deductions (line 10), and Your total business capital gains without regard to any section 1202 exclusion (line 12). Tax preparation for military Domestic production activities deduction (line 23). Tax preparation for military   You cannot take the domestic production activities deduction when figuring your NOL. Tax preparation for military Enter on line 23 any domestic production activities deduction claimed on your return. Tax preparation for military NOLs from other years (line 24). Tax preparation for military   You cannot deduct any NOL carryovers or carrybacks from other years. Tax preparation for military Enter the total amount of your NOL deduction for losses from other years. Tax preparation for military Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule A The following example illustrates how to figure an NOL. Tax preparation for military It includes filled-in pages 1 and 2 of Form 1040 and Form 1045, Schedule A. Tax preparation for military Example. Tax preparation for military Glenn Johnson is in the retail record business. Tax preparation for military He is single and has the following income and deductions on his Form 1040 for 2013. Tax preparation for military See the illustrated Form 1040 , later. Tax preparation for military INCOME   Wages from part-time job $1,225 Interest on savings 425 Net long-term capital gain on sale of real estate used in business 2,000 Glenn's total income $3,650 DEDUCTIONS   Net loss from business (gross income of $67,000 minus expenses of $72,000) $5,000 Net short-term capital loss on sale of stock 1,000 Standard deduction 6,100 Personal exemption 3,900 Glenn's total deductions $16,000 Glenn's deductions exceed his income by $12,350 ($16,000 − $3,650). Tax preparation for military However, to figure whether he has an NOL, certain deductions are not allowed. Tax preparation for military He uses Form 1045, Schedule A, to figure his NOL. Tax preparation for military See the Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule A , later. Tax preparation for military The following items are not allowed on Form 1045, Schedule A. Tax preparation for military Nonbusiness net short-term capital loss $1,000 Nonbusiness deductions (standard deduction, $6,100) minus nonbusiness income (interest, $425) 5,675 Deduction for personal exemption 3,900 Total adjustments to net loss $10,575     Therefore, Glenn's NOL for 2013 is figured as follows: Glenn's total 2013 income $3,650 Less:     Glenn's original 2013 total deductions $16,000   Reduced by the disallowed items − 10,575 − 5,425 Glenn's NOL for 2013 $1,775 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Tax preparation for military Please click the link to view the image. Tax preparation for military Form 1040, page 1 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Tax preparation for military Please click the link to view the image. Tax preparation for military Form 1040, page 2 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Tax preparation for military Please click the link to view the image. Tax preparation for military Form 1045, page 2 When To Use an NOL Generally, if you have an NOL for a tax year ending in 2013, you must carry back the entire amount of the NOL to the 2 tax years before the NOL year (the carryback period), and then carry forward any remaining NOL for up to 20 years after the NOL year (the carryforward period). Tax preparation for military You can, however, choose not to carry back an NOL and only carry it forward. Tax preparation for military See Waiving the Carryback Period , later. Tax preparation for military You cannot deduct any part of the NOL remaining after the 20-year carryforward period. Tax preparation for military NOL year. Tax preparation for military   This is the year in which the NOL occurred. Tax preparation for military Exceptions to 2-Year Carryback Rule Eligible losses, farming losses, qualified disaster losses, and specified liability losses, all defined next, qualify for longer carryback periods. Tax preparation for military Eligible loss. Tax preparation for military   The carryback period for eligible losses is 3 years. Tax preparation for military Only the eligible loss portion of the NOL can be carried back 3 years. Tax preparation for military An eligible loss is any part of an NOL that: Is from a casualty or theft, or Is attributable to a federally declared disaster for a qualified small business or certain qualified farming businesses. Tax preparation for military Qualified small business. Tax preparation for military   A qualified small business is a sole proprietorship or a partnership that has average annual gross receipts (reduced by returns and allowances) of $5 million or less during the 3-year period ending with the tax year of the NOL. Tax preparation for military If the business did not exist for this entire 3-year period, use the period the business was in existence. Tax preparation for military   An eligible loss does not include a farming loss or a qualified disaster loss. Tax preparation for military Farming loss. Tax preparation for military   The carryback period for a farming loss is 5 years. Tax preparation for military Only the farming loss portion of the NOL can be carried back 5 years. Tax preparation for military A farming loss is the smaller of: The amount that would be the NOL for the tax year if only income and deductions attributable to farming businesses were taken into account, or The NOL for the tax year. Tax preparation for military Farming business. Tax preparation for military   A farming business is a trade or business involving cultivation of land or the raising or harvesting of any agricultural or horticultural commodity. Tax preparation for military A farming business can include operating a nursery or sod farm or raising or harvesting most ornamental trees or trees bearing fruit, nuts, or other crops. Tax preparation for military The raising, shearing, feeding, caring for, training, and management of animals is also considered a farming business. Tax preparation for military   A farming business does not include contract harvesting of an agricultural or horticultural commodity grown or raised by someone else. Tax preparation for military It also does not include a business in which you merely buy or sell plants or animals grown or raised entirely by someone else. Tax preparation for military Waiving the 5-year carryback. Tax preparation for military   You can choose to figure the carryback period for a farming loss without regard to the special 5-year carryback rule. Tax preparation for military To make this choice for 2013, attach to your 2013 income tax return filed by the due date (including extensions) a statement that you are choosing to treat any 2013 farming losses without regard to the special 5-year carryback rule. Tax preparation for military If you filed your original return on time but did not file the statement with it, you can make this choice on an amended return filed within 6 months after the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Tax preparation for military Attach an election statement to your amended return, and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Tax preparation for military 9100-2” at the top of the statement. Tax preparation for military Once made, this choice is irrevocable. Tax preparation for military Qualified disaster loss. Tax preparation for military   The carryback period for a qualified disaster loss is 5 years. Tax preparation for military Only the qualified disaster loss portion of the NOL can be carried back 5 years. Tax preparation for military A qualified disaster loss is the smaller of: The sum of: Any losses attributable to a federally declared disaster and occurring before January 1, 2010, in the disaster area, plus Any allowable qualified disaster expenses (even if you did not choose to treat those expenses as deductions in the current year), or The NOL for the tax year. Tax preparation for military Qualified disaster expenses. Tax preparation for military   A qualified disaster expense is any capital expense paid or incurred in connection with a trade or business or with business-related property which is: For the abatement or control of hazardous substances that were released as a result of a federally declared disaster occurring before January 1, 2010, For the removal of debris from, or the demolition of structures on, real property which is business-related property damaged or destroyed as a result of a federally declared disaster occurring before January 1, 2010, or For the repair of business-related property damaged as a result of a federally declared disaster occurring before January 1, 2010. Tax preparation for military Business-related property is property held for use in a trade or business, property held for the production of income, or inventory property. Tax preparation for military Note. Tax preparation for military Section 198A allows taxpayers to treat certain capital expenses (qualified disaster expenses) as deductions in the year the expenses were paid or incurred. Tax preparation for military Excluded losses. Tax preparation for military   A qualified disaster loss does not include any losses from property used in connection with any private or commercial golf course, country club, massage parlor, hot tub facility, suntan facility, or any store for which the principal business is the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption off premises. Tax preparation for military   A qualified disaster loss also does not include any losses from any gambling or animal racing property. Tax preparation for military Gambling or animal racing property is any equipment, furniture, software, or other property used directly in connection with gambling, the racing of animals, or the on-site viewing of such racing, and the portion of any real property (determined by square footage) that is dedicated to gambling, the racing of animals, or the on-site viewing of such racing, unless this portion is less than 100 square feet. Tax preparation for military Specified liability loss. Tax preparation for military   The carryback period for a specified liability loss is 10 years. Tax preparation for military Only the specified liability loss portion of the NOL can be carried back 10 years. Tax preparation for military Generally, a specified liability loss is a loss arising from: Product liability and expenses incurred in the investigation or settlement of, or opposition to, product liability claims, or An act (or failure to act) that occurred at least 3 years before the beginning of the loss year and resulted in a liability under a federal or state law requiring: Reclamation of land, Dismantling of a drilling platform, Remediation of environmental contamination, or Payment under any workers compensation act. Tax preparation for military   Any loss from a liability arising from (1) through (4) above can be taken into account as a specified liability loss only if you used an accrual method of accounting throughout the period in which the act (or failure to act) occurred. Tax preparation for military For details, see section 172(f). Tax preparation for military Waiving the 10-year carryback. Tax preparation for military   You can choose to figure the carryback period for a specified liability loss without regard to the special 10-year carryback rule. Tax preparation for military To make this choice for 2013 attach to your 2013 income tax return filed by the due date (including extensions) a statement that you are choosing to treat any 2013 specified liability losses without regard to the special 10-year carryback rule. Tax preparation for military If you filed your original return on time but did not file the statement with it, you can make this choice on an amended return filed within 6 months after the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Tax preparation for military Attach a statement to your amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Tax preparation for military 9100-2” at the top of the statement. Tax preparation for military Once made, this choice is irrevocable. Tax preparation for military Waiving the Carryback Period You can choose not to carry back your NOL. Tax preparation for military If you make this choice, then you can use your NOL only in the 20-year carryforward period. Tax preparation for military (This choice means you also choose not to carry back any alternative tax NOL. Tax preparation for military ) To make this choice, attach a statement to your original return filed by the due date (including extensions) for the NOL year. Tax preparation for military This statement must show that you are choosing to waive the carryback period under section 172(b)(3). Tax preparation for military If you filed your original return on time but did not file the statement with it, you can make this choice on an amended return filed within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Tax preparation for military Attach a statement to your amended return, and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Tax preparation for military 9100-2” at the top of the statement. Tax preparation for military Once you choose to waive the carryback period, it generally is irrevocable. Tax preparation for military If you choose to waive the carryback period for more than one NOL, you must make a separate choice and attach a separate statement for each NOL year. Tax preparation for military If you do not file this statement on time, you cannot waive the carryback period. Tax preparation for military How To Carry an NOL Back or Forward If you choose to carry back the NOL, you must first carry the entire NOL to the earliest carryback year. Tax preparation for military If your NOL is not used up, you can carry the rest to the next earliest carryback year, and so on. Tax preparation for military If you waive the carryback period or do not use up the NOL in the carryback period, carry forward what remains of the NOL to the 20 tax years following the NOL year. Tax preparation for military Start by carrying it to the first tax year after the NOL year. Tax preparation for military If you do not use it up, carry the unused part to the next year. Tax preparation for military Continue to carry any unused part of the NOL forward until the NOL is used up or you complete the 20-year carryforward period. Tax preparation for military Example 1. Tax preparation for military You started your business as a sole proprietor in 2013 and had a $42,000 NOL for the year. Tax preparation for military No part of the NOL qualifies for the 3-year, 5-year, or 10-year carryback. Tax preparation for military You begin using your NOL in 2011, the second year before the NOL year, as shown in the following chart. Tax preparation for military Year   Carryback/  Carryover Unused  Loss 2011 $42,000 $40,000 2012 40,000 37,000 2013 (NOL year)     2014 37,000 31,500 2015 31,500 22,500 2016 22,500 12,700 2017 12,700 4,000 2018 4,000 -0- If your loss were larger, you could carry it forward until the year 2033. Tax preparation for military If you still had an unused 2013 carryforward after the year 2033, you would not be allowed to deduct it. Tax preparation for military Example 2. Tax preparation for military Assume the same facts as in Example 1 , except that $4,000 of the NOL is attributable to a casualty loss and this loss qualifies for a 3-year carryback period. Tax preparation for military You begin using the $4,000 in 2010. Tax preparation for military As shown in the following chart, $3,000 of this NOL is used in 2010. Tax preparation for military The remaining $1,000 is carried to 2011 with the $38,000 NOL that you must begin using in 2011. Tax preparation for military Year   Carryback/  Carryover Unused  Loss 2010 $4,000 $1,000 2011 39,000 37,000 2012 37,000 34,000 2013 (NOL year)     2014 34,000 28,500 2015 28,500 19,500 2016 19,500 9,700 2017 9,700 1,000 2018 1,000 -0- How To Claim an NOL Deduction If you have not already carried the NOL to an earlier year, your NOL deduction is the total NOL. Tax preparation for military If you carried the NOL to an earlier year, your NOL deduction is the carried over NOL minus the NOL amount you used in the earlier year or years. Tax preparation for military If you carry more than one NOL to the same year, your NOL deduction is the total of these carrybacks and carryovers. Tax preparation for military NOL resulting in no taxable income. Tax preparation for military   If your NOL is more than the taxable income of the year you carry it to (figured before deducting the NOL), you generally will have an NOL carryover to the next year. Tax preparation for military See How To Figure an NOL Carryover , later, to determine how much NOL you have used and how much you carry to the next year. Tax preparation for military Deducting a Carryback If you carry back your NOL, you can use either Form 1045 or Form 1040X. Tax preparation for military You can get your refund faster by using Form 1045, but you have a shorter time to file it. Tax preparation for military You can use Form 1045 to apply an NOL to all carryback years. Tax preparation for military If you use Form 1040X, you must use a separate Form 1040X for each carryback year to which you apply the NOL. Tax preparation for military Estates and trusts that do not file Form 1045 must file an amended Form 1041 (instead of Form 1040X) for each carryback year to which NOLs are applied. Tax preparation for military Use a copy of the appropriate year's Form 1041, check the “Amended return” box, and follow the Form 1041 instructions for amended returns. Tax preparation for military Include the NOL deduction with other deductions not subject to the 2% limit (line 15a). Tax preparation for military Also, see the special procedures for filing an amended return due to an NOL carryback, explained under Form 1040X , later. Tax preparation for military Form 1045. Tax preparation for military   You can apply for a quick refund by filing Form 1045. Tax preparation for military This form results in a tentative adjustment of tax in the carryback year. Tax preparation for military See the Illustrated Form 1045 . Tax preparation for military at the end of this discussion. Tax preparation for military   If the IRS refunds or credits an amount to you from Form 1045 and later determines that the refund or credit is too much, the IRS may assess and collect the excess immediately. Tax preparation for military   Generally, you must file Form 1045 on or after the date you file your tax return for the NOL year, but not later than one year after the end of the NOL year. Tax preparation for military If the last day of the NOL year falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the form will be considered timely if postmarked on the next business day. Tax preparation for military For example, if you are a calendar year taxpayer with a carryback from 2013 to 2011, you must file Form 1045 on or after the date you file your tax return for 2013, but no later than December 31, 2014. Tax preparation for military Form 1040X. Tax preparation for military   If you do not file Form 1045, you can file Form 1040X to get a refund of tax because of an NOL carryback. Tax preparation for military File Form 1040X within 3 years after the due date, including extensions, for filing the return for the NOL year. Tax preparation for military For example, if you are a calendar year taxpayer and filed your 2011 return by the April 15, 2012, due date, you must file a claim for refund of 2008 tax because of an NOL carryback from 2011 by April 15, 2015. Tax preparation for military   Attach a computation of your NOL using Form 1045, Schedule A, and, if it applies, your NOL carryover using Form 1045, Schedule B, discussed later . Tax preparation for military Refiguring your tax. Tax preparation for military   To refigure your total tax liability for a carryback year, first refigure your adjusted gross income for that year. Tax preparation for military (On Form 1045, use lines 10 and 11 and the “After carryback” column for the applicable carryback year. Tax preparation for military ) Use your adjusted gross income after applying the NOL deduction to refigure income or deduction items that are based on, or limited to, a percentage of your adjusted gross income. Tax preparation for military Refigure the following items. Tax preparation for military The special allowance for passive activity losses from rental real estate activities. Tax preparation for military Taxable social security and tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. Tax preparation for military IRA deductions. Tax preparation for military Excludable savings bond interest. Tax preparation for military Excludable employer-provided adoption benefits. Tax preparation for military The student loan interest deduction. Tax preparation for military The tuition and fees deduction. Tax preparation for military   If more than one of these items apply, refigure them in the order listed above, using your adjusted gross income after applying the NOL deduction and any previous item. Tax preparation for military (Enter your NOL deduction on Form 1045, line 10. Tax preparation for military On line 11, using the “After carryback” column, enter your adjusted gross income refigured after applying the NOL deduction and after refiguring any above items. Tax preparation for military )   Next, refigure your taxable income. Tax preparation for military (On Form 1045, use lines 12 through 15 and the “After carryback” column. Tax preparation for military ) Use your refigured adjusted gross income (Form 1045, line 11, using the “After carryback” column) to refigure certain deductions and other items that are based on or limited to a percentage of your adjusted gross income. Tax preparation for military Refigure the following items. Tax preparation for military The itemized deduction for medical expenses. Tax preparation for military The itemized deduction for qualified mortgage insurance premiums. Tax preparation for military The itemized deduction for casualty losses. Tax preparation for military Miscellaneous itemized deductions subject to the 2% limit. Tax preparation for military The overall limit on itemized deductions (do not apply to carryback years beginning after December 31, 2009). Tax preparation for military The phaseout of the deduction for exemptions (do not apply to carryback years beginning after December 31, 2009). Tax preparation for military Qualified motor vehicle tax (do not apply to carryback years beginning after December 31, 2009). Tax preparation for military    Do not refigure the itemized deduction for charitable contributions. Tax preparation for military   Finally, use your refigured taxable income (Form 1045, line 15, using the “After carryback” column) to refigure your total tax liability. Tax preparation for military Refigure your income tax, your alternative minimum tax, and any credits that are based on or limited by your adjusted gross income (AGI), modified adjusted gross income (MAGI), or tax liability. Tax preparation for military (On Form 1045, use lines 16 through 25, and the “After carryback” column. Tax preparation for military ) The earned income credit, for example, may be affected by changes to adjusted gross income or the amount of tax (or both) and, therefore, must be recomputed. Tax preparation for military If you become eligible for a credit because of the carryback, complete the form for that specific credit (such as the EIC Worksheet) for that year. Tax preparation for military   While it is necessary to refigure your income tax, alternative minimum tax, and credits, do not refigure your self-employment tax. Tax preparation for military Deducting a Carryforward If you carry forward your NOL to a tax year after the NOL year, list your NOL deduction as a negative figure on the “Other income” line of Form 1040 or Form 1040NR (line 21 for 2013). Tax preparation for military Estates and trusts include an NOL deduction on Form 1041 with other deductions not subject to the 2% limit (line 15a for 2013). Tax preparation for military You must attach a statement that shows all the important facts about the NOL. Tax preparation for military Your statement should include a computation showing how you figured the NOL deduction. Tax preparation for military If you deduct more than one NOL in the same year, your statement must cover each of them. Tax preparation for military Change in Marital Status If you and your spouse were not married to each other in all years involved in figuring NOL carrybacks and carryovers, only the spouse who had the loss can take the NOL deduction. Tax preparation for military If you file a joint return, the NOL deduction is limited to the income of that spouse. Tax preparation for military For example, if your marital status changes because of death or divorce, and in a later year you have an NOL, you can carry back that loss only to the part of the income reported on the joint return (filed with your former spouse) that was related to your taxable income. Tax preparation for military After you deduct the NOL in the carryback year, the joint rates apply to the resulting taxable income. Tax preparation for military Refund limit. Tax preparation for military   If you are not married in the NOL year (or are married to a different spouse), and in the carryback year you were married and filed a joint return, your refund for the overpaid joint tax may be limited. Tax preparation for military You can claim a refund for the difference between your share of the refigured tax and your contribution toward the tax paid on the joint return. Tax preparation for military The refund cannot be more than the joint overpayment. Tax preparation for military Attach a statement showing how you figured your refund. Tax preparation for military Figuring your share of a joint tax liability. Tax preparation for military   There are five steps for figuring your share of the refigured joint tax liability. Tax preparation for military Figure your total tax as though you had filed as married filing separately. Tax preparation for military Figure your spouse's total tax as though your spouse had also filed as married filing separately. Tax preparation for military Add the amounts in (1) and (2). Tax preparation for military Divide the amount in (1) by the amount in (3). Tax preparation for military Multiply the refigured tax on your joint return by the amount figured in (4). Tax preparation for military This is your share of the joint tax liability. Tax preparation for military Figuring your contribution toward tax paid. Tax preparation for military   Unless you have an agreement or clear evidence of each spouse's contributions toward the payment of the joint tax liability, figure your contribution by adding the tax withheld on your wages and your share of joint estimated tax payments or tax paid with the return. Tax preparation for military If the original return for the carryback year resulted in an overpayment, reduce your contribution by your share of the tax refund. Tax preparation for military Figure your share of a joint payment or refund by the same method used in figuring your share of the joint tax liability. Tax preparation for military Use your taxable income as originally reported on the joint return in steps (1) and (2) above, and substitute the joint payment or refund for the refigured joint tax in step (5). Tax preparation for military Change in Filing Status If you and your spouse were married and filed a joint return for each year involved in figuring NOL carrybacks and carryovers, figure the NOL deduction on a joint return as you would for an individual. Tax preparation for military However, treat the NOL deduction as a joint NOL. Tax preparation for military If you and your spouse were married and filed separate returns for each year involved in figuring NOL carrybacks and carryovers, the spouse who sustained the loss may take the NOL deduction on a separate return. Tax preparation for military Special rules apply for figuring the NOL carrybacks and carryovers of married people whose filing status changes for any tax year involved in figuring an NOL carryback or carryover. Tax preparation for military Separate to joint return. Tax preparation for military   If you and your spouse file a joint return for a carryback or carryforward year, and were married but filed separate returns for any of the tax years involved in figuring the NOL carryback or carryover, treat the separate carryback or carryover as a joint carryback or carryover. Tax preparation for military Joint to separate returns. Tax preparation for military   If you and your spouse file separate returns for a carryback or carryforward year, but filed a joint return for any or all of the tax years involved in figuring the NOL carryover, figure each of your carryovers separately. Tax preparation for military Joint return in NOL year. Tax preparation for military   Figure each spouse's share of the joint NOL through the following steps. Tax preparation for military Figure each spouse's NOL as if he or she filed a separate return. Tax preparation for military See How To Figure an NOL , earlier. Tax preparation for military If only one spouse has an NOL, stop here. Tax preparation for military All of the joint NOL is that spouse's NOL. Tax preparation for military If both spouses have an NOL, multiply the joint NOL by a fraction, the numerator of which is spouse A's NOL figured in (1) and the denominator of which is the total of the spouses' NOLs figured in (1). Tax preparation for military The result is spouse A's share of the joint NOL. Tax preparation for military The rest of the joint NOL is spouse B's share. Tax preparation for military Example 1. Tax preparation for military Mark and Nancy are married and file a joint return for 2013. Tax preparation for military They have an NOL of $5,000. Tax preparation for military They carry the NOL back to 2011, a year in which Mark and Nancy filed separate returns. Tax preparation for military Figured separately, Nancy's 2013 deductions were more than her income, and Mark's income was more than his deductions. Tax preparation for military Mark does not have any NOL to carry back. Tax preparation for military Nancy can carry back the entire $5,000 NOL to her 2011 separate return. Tax preparation for military Example 2. Tax preparation for military Assume the same facts as in Example 1 , except that both Mark and Nancy had deductions in 2013 that were more than their income. Tax preparation for military Figured separately, his NOL is $1,800 and her NOL is $3,000. Tax preparation for military The sum of their separate NOLs ($4,800) is less than their $5,000 joint NOL because his deductions included a $200 net capital loss that is not allowed in figuring his separate NOL. Tax preparation for military The loss is allowed in figuring their joint NOL because it was offset by Nancy's capital gains. Tax preparation for military Mark's share of their $5,000 joint NOL is $1,875 ($5,000 × $1,800/$4,800) and Nancy's is $3,125 ($5,000 − $1,875). Tax preparation for military Joint return in previous carryback or carryforward year. Tax preparation for military   If only one spouse had an NOL deduction on the previous year's joint return, all of the joint carryover is that spouse's carryover. Tax preparation for military If both spouses had an NOL deduction (including separate carryovers of a joint NOL, figured as explained in the previous discussion ), figure each spouse's share of the joint carryover through the following steps. Tax preparation for military Figure each spouse's modified taxable income as if he or she filed a separate return. Tax preparation for military See Modified taxable income under How To Figure an NOL Carryover , later. Tax preparation for military Multiply the joint modified taxable income you used to figure the joint carryover by a fraction, the numerator of which is spouse A's modified taxable income figured in (1) and the denominator of which is the total of the spouses' modified taxable incomes figured in (1). Tax preparation for military This is spouse A's share of the joint modified taxable income. Tax preparation for military Subtract the amount figured in (2) from the joint modified taxable income. Tax preparation for military This is spouse B's share of the joint modified taxable income. Tax preparation for military Reduce the amount figured in (3), but not below zero, by spouse B's NOL deduction. Tax preparation for military Add the amounts figured in (2) and (4). Tax preparation for military Subtract the amount figured in (5) from spouse A's NOL deduction. Tax preparation for military This is spouse A's share of the joint carryover. Tax preparation for military The rest of the joint carryover is spouse B's share. Tax preparation for military Example. Tax preparation for military Sam and Wanda filed a joint return for 2011 and separate returns for 2012 and 2013. Tax preparation for military In 2013, Sam had an NOL of $18,000 and Wanda had an NOL of $2,000. Tax preparation for military They choose to carry back both NOLs 2 years to their 2011 joint return and claim a $20,000 NOL deduction. Tax preparation for military Their joint modified taxable income (MTI) for 2011 is $15,000, and their joint NOL carryover to 2012 is $5,000 ($20,000 – $15,000). Tax preparation for military Sam and Wanda each figure their separate MTI for 2011 as if they had filed separate returns. Tax preparation for military Then they figure their shares of the $5,000 carryover as follows. Tax preparation for military Step 1. Tax preparation for military   Sam's separate MTI $9,000 Wanda's separate MTI + 3,000 Total MTI $12,000 Step 2. Tax preparation for military   Joint MTI $15,000 Sam's MTI ÷ total MTI ($9,000 ÷ $12,000) × . Tax preparation for military 75 Sam's share of joint MTI $11,250 Step 3. Tax preparation for military   Joint MTI $15,000 Sam's share of joint MTI − 11,250 Wanda's share of joint MTI $3,750 Step 4. Tax preparation for military   Wanda's share of joint MTI $3,750 Wanda's NOL deduction − 2,000 Wanda's remaining share $1,750 Step 5. Tax preparation for military   Sam's share of joint MTI $11,250 Wanda's remaining share + 1,750 Joint MTI to be offset $13,000 Step 6. Tax preparation for military   Sam's NOL deduction $18,000 Joint MTI to be offset − 13,000 Sam's carryover to 2012 $5,000 Joint carryover to 2012 $5,000 Sam's carryover − 5,000 Wanda's carryover to 2012 $-0- Wanda's $2,000 NOL deduction offsets $2,000 of her $3,750 share of the joint modified taxable income and is completely used up. Tax preparation for military She has no carryover to 2012. Tax preparation for military Sam's $18,000 NOL deduction offsets all of his $11,250 share of joint modified taxable income and the remaining $1,750 of Wanda's share. Tax preparation for military His carryover to 2012 is $5,000. Tax preparation for military Illustrated Form 1045 The following example illustrates how to use Form 1045 to claim an NOL deduction in a carryback year. Tax preparation for military It includes a filled-in page 1 of Form 1045. Tax preparation for military Example. Tax preparation for military Martha Sanders is a self-employed contractor. Tax preparation for military Martha's 2013 deductions are more than her 2013 income because of a business loss. Tax preparation for military She uses Form 1045 to carry back her NOL 2 years and claim an NOL deduction in 2011. Tax preparation for military Her filing status in both years was single. Tax preparation for military See the filled-in Form 1045 later. Tax preparation for military Martha figures her 2013 NOL on Form 1045, Schedule A (not shown). Tax preparation for military (For an example using Form 1045, Schedule A, see Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule A under How To Figure an NOL , earlier. Tax preparation for military ) She enters the $10,000 NOL from Form 1045, Schedule A, line 25, on Form 1045, line 1a. Tax preparation for military Martha completes lines 10 through 25, using the “Before carryback” column under the column for the second preceding tax year ended 12/31/11 on page 1 of Form 1045 using the following amounts from her 2011 return. Tax preparation for military 2011 Adjusted gross income $50,000 Itemized deductions:     Medical expenses [$6,000 − ($50,000 × 7. Tax preparation for military 5%)] $2,250   State income tax + 2,000   Real estate tax + 4,000   Home mortgage interest + 5,000   Total itemized deductions $13,250 Exemption $3,700 Income tax $4,550 Self-employment tax $6,120   Martha refigures her taxable income for 2011 after carrying back her 2013 NOL as follows: 2011 Adjusted gross income $50,000 Less:     NOL from 2013 −10,000 2011 Adjusted gross income after carryback $40,000 Less:     Itemized deductions:     Medical expenses [$6,000 − ($40,000 × 7. Tax preparation for military 5%)] $3,000   State income tax + 2,000   Real estate tax + 4,000   Home mortgage interest + 5,000   Total itemized deductions −14,000 Less:     Exemption − 3,700 2011 Taxable income after carryback $22,300 Martha then completes lines 10 through 25, using the “After carryback” column under the column for the second preceding tax year ended 12/31/11. Tax preparation for military On line 10, Martha enters her $10,000 NOL deduction. Tax preparation for military Her new adjusted gross income on line 11 is $40,000 ($50,000 − $10,000). Tax preparation for military To complete line 12, she must refigure her medical expense deduction using her new adjusted gross income. Tax preparation for military Her refigured medical expense deduction is $3,000 [$6,000 − ($40,000 × 7. Tax preparation for military 5%)]. Tax preparation for military This increases her total itemized deductions to $14,000 [$13,250 + ($3,000 − $2,250)]. Tax preparation for military Martha uses her refigured taxable income ($22,300) from line 15, and the tax tables in her 2011 Form 1040 instructions to find her income tax. Tax preparation for military She enters the new amount, $2,924, on line 16, and her new total tax liability, $9,044, on line 25. Tax preparation for military Martha used up her $10,000 NOL in 2011 so she does not complete a column for the first preceding tax year ended 12/31/2012. Tax preparation for military The decrease in tax because of her NOL deduction (line 27) is $1,612. Tax preparation for military Martha files Form 1045 after filing her 2013 return, but no later than December 31, 2014. Tax preparation for military She mails it to the Internal Revenue Service Center for the place where she lives as shown in the 2013 instructions for Form 1040 and attaches a copy of her 2013 return (including the applicable forms and schedules). Tax preparation for military This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Tax preparation for military Please click the link to view the image. Tax preparation for military Form 1045, page 1 How To Figure an NOL Carryover If your NOL is more than your taxable income for the year to which you carry it (figured before deducting the NOL), you may have an NOL carryover. Tax preparation for military You must make certain modifications to your taxable income to determine how much NOL you will use up in that year and how much you can carry over to the next tax year. Tax preparation for military Your carryover is the excess of your NOL deduction over your modified taxable income for the carryback or carryforward year. Tax preparation for military If your NOL deduction includes more than one NOL, apply the NOLs against your modified taxable income in the same order in which you incurred them, starting with the earliest. Tax preparation for military Modified taxable income. Tax preparation for military   Your modified taxable income is your taxable income figured with the following changes. Tax preparation for military You cannot claim an NOL deduction for the NOL carryover you are figuring or for any later NOL. Tax preparation for military You cannot claim a deduction for capital losses in excess of your capital gains. Tax preparation for military Also, you must increase your taxable income by the amount of any section 1202 exclusion. Tax preparation for military You cannot claim the domestic production activities deduction. Tax preparation for military You cannot claim a deduction for your exemptions for yourself, your spouse, or dependents. Tax preparation for military You must figure any item affected by the amount of your adjusted gross income after making the changes in (1), (2), and (3), above, and certain other changes to your adjusted gross income that result from (1), (2), and (3). Tax preparation for military This includes income and deduction items used to figure adjusted gross income (for example, IRA deductions), as well as certain itemized deductions. Tax preparation for military To figure a charitable contribution deduction, do not include deductions for NOL carrybacks in the change in (1) but do include deductions for NOL carryforwards from tax years before the NOL year. Tax preparation for military   Your taxable income as modified cannot be less than zero. Tax preparation for military Form 1045, Schedule B. Tax preparation for military   You can use Form 1045, Schedule B, to figure your modified taxable income for carryback years and your carryover from each of those years. Tax preparation for military Do not use Form 1045, Schedule B, for a carryforward year. Tax preparation for military If your 2013 return includes an NOL deduction from an NOL year before 2013 that reduced your taxable income to zero (to less than zero, if an estate or trust), see NOL Carryover From 2013 to 2014 , later. Tax preparation for military Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule B The following example illustrates how to figure an NOL carryover from a carryback year. Tax preparation for military It includes a filled-in Form 1045, Schedule B. Tax preparation for military Example. Tax preparation for military Ida Brown runs a small clothing shop. Tax preparation for military In 2013, she has an NOL of $36,000 that she carries back to 2011. Tax preparation for military She has no other carrybacks or carryforwards to 2011. Tax preparation for military Ida's adjusted gross income in 2011 was $35,000, consisting of her salary of $36,000 minus a $1,000 capital loss deduction. Tax preparation for military She is single and claimed only one personal exemption of $3,700. Tax preparation for military During that year, she gave $1,450 in charitable contributions. Tax preparation for military Her medical expenses were $3,000. Tax preparation for military She also deducted $1,650 in taxes and $3,125 in home mortgage interest. Tax preparation for military Her deduction for charitable contributions was not limited because her contributions, $1,450, were less than 50% of her adjusted gross income. Tax preparation for military The deduction for medical expenses was limited to expenses over 7. Tax preparation for military 5% of adjusted gross income (. Tax preparation for military 075 × $35,000 = $2,625; $3,000 − $2,625 = $375). Tax preparation for military The deductions for taxes and home mortgage interest were not subject to any limits. Tax preparation for military She was able to claim $6,600 ($1,450 + $375 + $1,650 + $3,125) in itemized deductions and a personal exemption deduction of $3,700 for 2011. Tax preparation for military She had no other deductions in 2011 (except the NOL deduction). Tax preparation for military Her taxable income (figured without the NOL deduction) for the year was $24,700. Tax preparation for military Ida's adjusted gross income in 2012 was $9,325, consisting of net business income from the clothing shop of $12,325 and a net capital loss of $3,000. Tax preparation for military She did not itemize her deductions in 2012. Tax preparation for military She deducted the standard deduction of $5,950 and the personal exemption deduction of $3,800. Tax preparation for military She had no other deductions in 2012 (other than the NOL deduction). Tax preparation for military Her taxable income, therefore, was ($425). Tax preparation for military Ida's $36,000 carryback will result in her having 2011 taxable income of zero. Tax preparation for military She then completes the column for the second preceding tax year ended 12/31/11 on Form 1045, Schedule B, to figure how much of her NOL she uses up in 2011 and how much she can carry over to 2012. Tax preparation for military She completes the column for the first preceding tax year ended 12/31/12. Tax preparation for military See the illustrated Form 1045, Schedule B , shown later. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 1. Tax preparation for military Ida enters $36,000, her 2013 net operating loss, on line 1. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 2. Tax preparation for military She enters $24,700, her 2011 taxable income (figured without the NOL deduction), on line 2. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 3. Tax preparation for military Ida enters her net capital loss deduction of $1,000 on line 3. Tax preparation for military Column 1, lines 4 and 5. Tax preparation for military Ida had no section 1202 exclusion or domestic production activities deduction in 2011. Tax preparation for military She enters zero on lines 4 and 5. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 6. Tax preparation for military Although Ida's entry on line 3 modifies her adjusted gross income, that does not affect any other items included in her adjusted gross income. Tax preparation for military Ida enters zero on line 6. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 7. Tax preparation for military Ida had itemized deductions and entered $1,000 on line 3, so she completes lines 11 through 38 to figure her adjustment to itemized deductions. Tax preparation for military On line 7, she enters the total adjustment from line 38. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 8. Tax preparation for military Ida enters the deduction for her personal exemption of $3,700 for 2011. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 9. Tax preparation for military After combining lines 2 through 8, Ida's modified taxable income is $29,475. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 10. Tax preparation for military Ida figures her carryover to 2012 by subtracting her modified taxable income (line 9) from her NOL deduction (line 1). Tax preparation for military She enters the $6,525 carryover on line 10. Tax preparation for military She also enters the $6,525 as her NOL deduction for 2012 on Form 1045, page 1, line 10, in the “After carryback” column under the column for the first preceding tax year ended 12/31/12. Tax preparation for military (For an illustrated example of page 1 of Form 1045, see Illustrated Form 1045 under How To Claim an NOL Deduction , earlier. Tax preparation for military ) Next, Ida completes column 2 for the first preceding tax year ended 12/31/12. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 11. Tax preparation for military Ida's adjusted gross income for 2011 was $35,000. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 12. Tax preparation for military She adds lines 3 through 6 and enters $1,000 on line 12. Tax preparation for military (This is her net capital loss deduction added back, which modifies her adjusted gross income. Tax preparation for military ) Column 1, line 13. Tax preparation for military Her modified adjusted gross income for 2011 is now $36,000. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 14. Tax preparation for military On her 2011 tax return, she deducted $375 as medical expenses. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 15. Tax preparation for military Her actual medical expenses were $3,000. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 16. Tax preparation for military She multiplies her modified adjusted gross income, $36,000, by . Tax preparation for military 075. Tax preparation for military She enters $2,700 on line 16. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 17. Tax preparation for military She substracts $2,700 from her actual medical expenses, $3,000. Tax preparation for military She enters $300 on line 17. Tax preparation for military This is her modified medical deduction. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 18. Tax preparation for military The difference between her medical deduction and her modified medical deduction is $75. Tax preparation for military She enters this on line 18. Tax preparation for military Column 1, lines 19 through 21. Tax preparation for military Ida had no deduction for qualified mortgage insurance premiums in 2011. Tax preparation for military She skips lines 19 and 20 and enters zero on line 21. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 22. Tax preparation for military She enters her modified adjusted gross income of $36,000 on line 22. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 23. Tax preparation for military She had no other carrybacks to 2011 and enters zero on line 23. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 24. Tax preparation for military Her modified adjusted gross income remains $36,000. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 25. Tax preparation for military Her actual contributions for 2011 were $1,450, which she enters on line 25. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 26. Tax preparation for military She now refigures her charitable contributions based on her modified adjusted gross income. Tax preparation for military Her contributions are well below the 50% limit, so she enters $1,450 on line 26. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 27. Tax preparation for military The difference is zero. Tax preparation for military Column 1, lines 28 through 37. Tax preparation for military Ida had no casualty losses or deductions for miscellaneous items in 2011. Tax preparation for military She skips lines 28 through 31 and lines 33 through 36. Tax preparation for military Ida enters zero on lines 32 and 37. Tax preparation for military Column 1, line 38. Tax preparation for military She combines lines 18, 21, 27, 32, and 37 and enters $75 on line 38. Tax preparation for military She carries this figure to line 7. Tax preparation for military Column 2, line 1. Tax preparation for military Ida enters $6,525, the carryback of her 2013 NOL to 2012, from column 1, line 10, on line 1. Tax preparation for military Column 2, line 2. Tax preparation for military She enters ($425), her 2012 taxable income, on line 2. Tax preparation for military Column 2, line 3. Tax preparation for military Ida enters her net capital loss deduction of $3,000 on line 3. Tax preparation for military Column 2, lines 4 and 5. Tax preparation for military Ida had no section 1202 exclusion or domestic production activities deduction in 2012. Tax preparation for military She enters zero on lines 4 and 5. Tax preparation for military Column 2, line 6. Tax preparation for military Although Ida's entry on line 3 modifies her adjusted gross income, that does not affect any other items included in her adjusted gross income. Tax preparation for military Ida enters zero on line 6. Tax preparation for military Column 2, line 7. Tax preparation for military Because Ida did not itemize deductions on her 2012 tax return, she enters zero on line 7. Tax preparation for military Column 2, line 8. Tax preparation for military Ida enters the deduction for her personal exemption of $3,800 for 2012. Tax preparation for military Column 2, line 9. Tax preparation for military After combining lines 2 through 8, Ida's modified taxable income is $6,375. Tax preparation for military Column 2, line 10. Tax preparation for military Ida figures her carryforward to 2014 by subtracting her modified taxable income (line 9) from her NOL deduction (line 1). Tax preparation for military She enters the $150 carryover on line 10. Tax preparation for military This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Tax preparation for military Please click the link to view the image. Tax preparation for military Form 1045, page 3 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Tax preparation for military Please click the link to view the image. Tax preparation for military Form 1045, page 4 NOL Carryover From 2013 to 2014 If you had an NOL deduction carried forward from a year prior to 2013 that resulted in your having taxable income on your 2013 return of zero (of less than zero, if an estate or trust), complete Table 1 , Worksheet for NOL Carryover From 2013 to 2014, on the following pages. Tax preparation for military It will help you figure your NOL to carry to 2014. Tax preparation for military Keep the worksheet for your records. Tax preparation for military Worksheet Instructions At the top of the worksheet, enter the NOL year for which you are figuring the carryover. Tax preparation for military More than one NOL. Tax preparation for military   If your 2013 NOL deduction includes amounts for more than one loss year, complete this worksheet only for one loss year. Tax preparation for military To determine which year, start with your earliest NOL and subtract each NOL separately from your taxable income figured without the NOL deduction. Tax preparation for military Complete this worksheet for the earliest NOL that results in your having taxable income below zero. Tax preparation for military Your NOL carryover to 2014 is the total of the amount on line 10 of the worksheet and all later NOL amounts. Tax preparation for military Example. Tax preparation for military Your taxable income for 2013 is $5,000 without your $9,000 NOL deduction. Tax preparation for military Your NOL deduction includes a $2,000 carryover from 2011 and a $7,000 carryover from 2012. Tax preparation for military Subtract your 2011 NOL of $2,000 from $5,000. Tax preparation for military This gives you taxable income of $3,000. Tax preparation for military Your 2011 NOL is now completely used up. Tax preparation for military Subtract your $7,000 2012 NOL from $3,000. Tax preparation for military This gives you taxable income of ($4,000). Tax preparation for military You now complete the worksheet for your 2012 NOL. Tax preparation for military Your NOL carryover to 2014 is the unused part of your 2012 NOL from line 10 of the worksheet. Tax preparation for military Line 2. Tax preparation for military   Treat your NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and later years as a positive amount. Tax preparation for military Add it to your negative taxable income (figured without the NOL deduction). Tax preparation for military Enter the result on line 2. Tax preparation for military Line 6. Tax preparation for military   You must refigure the following income and deductions based on adjusted gross income. Tax preparation for military The special allowance for passive activity losses from rental real estate activities. Tax preparation for military Taxable social security and tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. Tax preparation for military IRA deductions. Tax preparation for military Excludable savings bond interest. Tax preparation for military Excludable employer-provided adoption benefits. Tax preparation for military The student loan interest deduction. Tax preparation for military The tuition and fees deduction. Tax preparation for military   If none of these items apply to you, enter zero on line 6. Tax preparation for military Otherwise, increase your adjusted gross income by the total of lines 3 through 5 and your NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and later years. Tax preparation for military Using this increased adjusted gross income, refigure the items that apply, in the order listed above. Tax preparation for military Your adjustment for each item is the difference between the refigured amount and the amount included on your return. Tax preparation for military Combine the adjustments for previous items with your adjusted gross income before refiguring the next item. Tax preparation for military Keep a record of your computations. Tax preparation for military   Enter your total adjustments for the above items on line 6. Tax preparation for military Line 7. Tax preparation for military   Enter zero if you claimed the standard deduction or the amounts on lines 3 through 5 are zero. Tax preparation for military Otherwise, use lines 11 through 33 of the worksheet to figure the amount to enter on this line. Tax preparation for military Complete only those sections that apply to you. Tax preparation for military Estates and trusts. Tax preparation for military   Enter zero on line 7 if you did not claim any miscellaneous deductions on Form 1041, line 15c, or a casualty or theft loss. Tax preparation for military Otherwise, refigure these deductions by substituting modified adjusted gross income (see below ) for adjusted gross income. Tax preparation for military Subtract the recomputed deductions from those claimed on the return. Tax preparation for military Enter the result on line 7. Tax preparation for military Modified adjusted gross income. Tax preparation for military   To refigure miscellaneous itemized deductions of an estate or trust (Form 1041, line 15c), modified adjusted gross income is the total of the following amounts. Tax preparation for military The adjusted gross income on the return. Tax preparation for military The amounts from lines 3 through 5 of the worksheet. Tax preparation for military The exemption amount from Form 1041, line 20. Tax preparation for military The NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and for later years. Tax preparation for military   To refigure the casualty and theft loss deduction of an estate or trust, modified adjusted gross income is the total of the following amounts. Tax preparation for military The adjusted gross income amount you used to figure the deduction claimed on the return. Tax preparation for military The amounts from lines 3 through 5 of the worksheet. Tax preparation for military The NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and for later years. Tax preparation for military Line 11. Tax preparation for military   Treat your NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and for later years as a positive amount. Tax preparation for military Add it to your adjusted gross income. Tax preparation for military Enter the result on line 11. Tax preparation for military Line 20. Tax preparation for military   Is your modified adjusted gross income from line 13 of this worksheet more than $100,000 ($50,000 if married filing separately)?   □ Yes. Tax preparation for military Your deduction is limited. Tax preparation for military Refigure your deduction using the Mortgage Insurance Premiums Deduction Worksheet in the 2013 Instructions for Form 1045. Tax preparation for military On line 2 of the Mortgage Insurance Premiums Deduction Worksheet, enter the amount from line 13 of this worksheet. Tax preparation for military   □ No. Tax preparation for military Your deduction is not limited. Tax preparation for military Enter the amount from line 19 on line 20 and enter -0- on line 21. Tax preparation for military Line 23. Tax preparation for military   If you had a contributions carryover from 2012 to 2013 and your NOL deduction includes an amount from an NOL year before 2012, you may have to reduce your contributions carryover. Tax preparation for military Reduce the contributions carryover by the amount of any adjustment you made to your 2012 charitable contributions deduction when figuring your NOL carryover to 2013. Tax preparation for military Use the reduced contributions carryover to figure the amount to enter on line 23. Tax preparation for military Please click here for the text description of the image. 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Tax preparation for military The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Tax preparation for military These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Tax preparation for military Walk-in. Tax preparation for military   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in person. Tax preparation for military Products. Tax preparation for military You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Tax preparation for military Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Tax preparation for military Services. Tax preparation for military You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Tax preparation for military An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Tax preparation for military Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Tax preparation for military gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. Tax preparation for military Mail. Tax preparation for military   You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Tax preparation for military You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Tax preparation for military Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Tax preparation for military Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Tax preparation for military The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Tax preparation for military Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Tax preparation for military   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Tax preparation for military We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. Tax preparation for military You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Tax preparation for military You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Tax preparation for military   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. Tax preparation for military Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Tax preparation for military Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Tax preparation for military Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Tax preparation for military We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Tax preparation for military   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at Taxpayer Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Tax preparation for military   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Tax preparation for military If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Tax preparation for military Low Income Taxpayer Clinics Low Income