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Taxes for military 6. Taxes for military   Basis of Assets Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Cost BasisReal Property Allocating the Basis Uniform Capitalization Rules Adjusted BasisIncreases to Basis Decreases to Basis Basis Other Than CostTaxable Exchanges Involuntary Conversions Nontaxable Exchanges Property Received as a Gift Property Transferred From a Spouse Inherited Property Property Distributed From a Partnership or Corporation Introduction Your basis is the amount of your investment in property for tax purposes. Taxes for military Use basis to figure the gain or loss on the sale, exchange, or other disposition of property. Taxes for military Also use basis to figure depreciation, amortization, depletion, and casualty losses. Taxes for military If you use property for both business or investment purposes and for personal purposes, you must allocate the basis based on the use. Taxes for military Only the basis allocated to the business or investment use of the property can be depreciated. Taxes for military Your original basis in property is adjusted (increased or decreased) by certain events. Taxes for military For example, if you make improvements to the property, increase your basis. Taxes for military If you take deductions for depreciation, or casualty losses, or claim certain credits, reduce your basis. Taxes for military Keep accurate records of all items that affect the basis of your assets. Taxes for military For information on keeping records, see chapter 1. Taxes for military Topics - This chapter discusses: Cost basis Adjusted basis Basis other than cost Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 535 Business Expenses 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 551 Basis of Assets 946 How To Depreciate Property See chapter 16 for information about getting publications and forms. Taxes for military Cost Basis The basis of property you buy is usually its cost. Taxes for military Cost is the amount you pay in cash, debt obligations, other property, or services. Taxes for military Your cost includes amounts you pay for sales tax, freight, installation, and testing. Taxes for military The basis of real estate and business assets will include other items, discussed later. Taxes for military Basis generally does not include interest payments. Taxes for military However, see Carrying charges and Capitalized interest in chapter 4 of Publication 535. Taxes for military You also may have to capitalize (add to basis) certain other costs related to buying or producing property. Taxes for military Under the uniform capitalization rules, discussed later, you may have to capitalize direct costs and certain indirect costs of producing property. Taxes for military Loans with low or no interest. Taxes for military   If you buy property on a time-payment plan that charges little or no interest, the basis of your property is your stated purchase price minus the amount considered to be unstated interest. Taxes for military You generally have unstated interest if your interest rate is less than the applicable federal rate. Taxes for military See the discussion of unstated interest in Publication 537, Installment Sales. Taxes for military Real Property Real property, also called real estate, is land and generally anything built on, growing on, or attached to land. Taxes for military If you buy real property, certain fees and other expenses you pay are part of your cost basis in the property. Taxes for military Some of these expenses are discussed next. Taxes for military Lump sum purchase. Taxes for military   If you buy improvements, such as buildings, and the land on which they stand for a lump sum, allocate your cost basis between the land and improvements. Taxes for military Allocate the cost basis according to the respective fair market values (FMVs) of the land and improvements at the time of purchase. Taxes for military Figure the basis of each asset by multiplying the lump sum by a fraction. Taxes for military The numerator is the FMV of that asset and the denominator is the FMV of the whole property at the time of purchase. Taxes for military Fair market value (FMV). Taxes for military   FMV is the price at which property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither having to buy or sell, and both having reasonable knowledge of all necessary facts. Taxes for military Sales of similar property on or about the same date may help in figuring the FMV of the property. Taxes for military If you are not certain of the FMV of the land and improvements, you can allocate the basis according to their assessed values for real estate tax purposes. Taxes for military Real estate taxes. Taxes for military   If you pay the real estate taxes the seller owed on real property you bought, and the seller did not reimburse you, treat those taxes as part of your basis. Taxes for military   If you reimburse the seller for taxes the seller paid for you, you generally can deduct that amount as a tax expense. Taxes for military Whether or not you reimburse the seller, do not include that amount in the basis of your property. Taxes for military Settlement costs. Taxes for military   Your basis includes the settlement fees and closing costs for buying the property. Taxes for military See Publication 551 for a detailed list of items you can and cannot include in basis. Taxes for military   Do not include fees and costs for getting a loan on the property. Taxes for military Also, do not include amounts placed in escrow for the future payment of items such as taxes and insurance. Taxes for military Points. Taxes for military   If you pay points to get a loan (including a mortgage, second mortgage, or line-of-credit), do not add the points to the basis of the related property. Taxes for military You may be able to deduct the points currently or over the term of the loan. Taxes for military For more information about deducting points, see Points in chapter 4 of Publication 535. Taxes for military Assumption of a mortgage. Taxes for military   If you buy property and assume (or buy the property subject to) an existing mortgage, your basis includes the amount you pay for the property plus the amount you owe on the mortgage. Taxes for military Example. Taxes for military If you buy a farm for $100,000 cash and assume a mortgage of $400,000, your basis is $500,000. Taxes for military Constructing assets. Taxes for military   If you build property or have assets built for you, your expenses for this construction are part of your basis. Taxes for military Some of these expenses include the following costs: Land, Labor and materials, Architect's fees, Building permit charges, Payments to contractors, Payments for rental equipment, and Inspection fees. Taxes for military   In addition, if you use your own employees, farm materials, and equipment to build an asset, do not deduct the following expenses. Taxes for military You must capitalize them (include them in the asset's basis). Taxes for military Employee wages paid for the construction work, reduced by any employment credits allowed. Taxes for military Depreciation on equipment you own while it is used in the construction. Taxes for military Operating and maintenance costs for equipment used in the construction. Taxes for military The cost of business supplies and materials used in the construction. Taxes for military    Do not include the value of your own labor, or any other labor you did not pay for, in the basis of any property you construct. Taxes for military Allocating the Basis In some instances, the rules for determining basis apply to a group of assets acquired in the same transaction or to property that consists of separate items. Taxes for military To determine the basis of these assets or separate items, there must be an allocation of basis. Taxes for military Group of assets acquired. Taxes for military   If you buy multiple assets for a lump sum, allocate the amount you pay among the assets. Taxes for military Use this allocation to figure your basis for depreciation and gain or loss on a later disposition of any of these assets. Taxes for military You and the seller may agree in the sales contract to a specific allocation of the purchase price among the assets. Taxes for military If this allocation is based on the value of each asset and you and the seller have adverse tax interests, the allocation generally will be accepted. Taxes for military Farming business acquired. Taxes for military   If you buy a group of assets that makes up a farming business, there are special rules you must use to allocate the purchase price among the assets. Taxes for military Generally, reduce the purchase price by any cash received. Taxes for military Allocate the remaining purchase price to the other business assets received in proportion to (but not more than) their FMV and in a certain order. Taxes for military See Trade or Business Acquired under Allocating the Basis in Publication 551 for more information. Taxes for military Transplanted embryo. Taxes for military   If you buy a cow that is pregnant with a transplanted embryo, allocate to the basis of the cow the part of the purchase price equal to the FMV of the cow without the implant. Taxes for military Allocate the rest of the purchase price to the basis of the calf. Taxes for military Neither the cost allocated to the cow nor the cost allocated to the calf is deductible as a current business expense. Taxes for military Uniform Capitalization Rules Under the uniform capitalization rules, you must include certain direct and indirect costs in the basis of property you produce or in your inventory costs, rather than claim them as a current deduction. Taxes for military You recover these costs through depreciation, amortization, or cost of goods sold when you use, sell, or otherwise dispose of the property. Taxes for military Generally, you are subject to the uniform capitalization rules if you do any of the following: Produce real or tangible personal property, or Acquire property for resale. Taxes for military However, this rule does not apply to personal property if your average annual gross receipts for the 3-tax-year period ending with the year preceding the current tax year are $10 million or less. Taxes for military You produce property if you construct, build, install, manufacture, develop, improve, or create the property. Taxes for military You are not subject to the uniform capitalization rules if the property is produced for personal use. Taxes for military In a farming business, you produce property if you raise or grow any agricultural or horticultural commodity, including plants and animals. Taxes for military Plants. Taxes for military   A plant produced in a farming business includes the following items: A fruit, nut, or other crop-bearing tree; An ornamental tree; A vine; A bush; Sod; and The crop or yield of a plant that will have more than one crop or yield. Taxes for military Animals. Taxes for military   An animal produced in a farming business includes any stock, poultry or other bird, and fish or other sea life. Taxes for military The direct and indirect costs of producing plants or animals include preparatory costs and preproductive period costs. Taxes for military Preparatory costs include the acquisition costs of the seed, seedling, plant, or animal. Taxes for military For plants, preproductive period costs include the costs of items such as irrigation, pruning, frost protection, spraying, and harvesting. Taxes for military For animals, preproductive period costs include the costs of items such as feed, maintaining pasture or pen areas, breeding, veterinary services, and bedding. Taxes for military Exceptions. Taxes for military   In a farming business, the uniform capitalization rules do not apply to: Any animal, Any plant with a preproductive period of 2 years or less, or Any costs of replanting certain plants lost or damaged due to casualty. Taxes for military   Exceptions (1) and (2) do not apply to a corporation, partnership, or tax shelter required to use an accrual method of accounting. Taxes for military See Accrual Method Required under Accounting Methods in chapter 2. Taxes for military   In addition, you can elect not to use the uniform capitalization rules for plants with a preproductive period of more than 2 years. Taxes for military If you make this election, special rules apply. Taxes for military This election cannot be made by a corporation, partnership, or tax shelter required to use an accrual method of accounting. Taxes for military This election also does not apply to any costs incurred for the planting, cultivation, maintenance, or development of any citrus or almond grove (or any part thereof) within the first 4 years the trees were planted. Taxes for military    If you elect not to use the uniform capitalization rules, you must use the alternative depreciation system for all property used in any of your farming businesses and placed in service in any tax year during which the election is in effect. Taxes for military See chapter 7, for additional information on depreciation. Taxes for military Example. Taxes for military You grow trees that have a preproductive period of more than 2 years. Taxes for military The trees produce an annual crop. Taxes for military You are an individual and the uniform capitalization rules apply to your farming business. Taxes for military You must capitalize the direct costs and an allocable part of indirect costs incurred due to the production of the trees. Taxes for military You are not required to capitalize the costs of producing the annual crop because its preproductive period is 2 years or less. Taxes for military Preproductive period of more than 2 years. Taxes for military   The preproductive period of plants grown in commercial quantities in the United States is based on their nationwide weighted average preproductive period. Taxes for military Plants producing the crops or yields shown in Table 6-1 have a nationwide weighted average preproductive period of more than 2 years. Taxes for military Other plants (not shown in Table 6-1) may also have a nationwide weighted average preproductive period of more than 2 years. Taxes for military More information. Taxes for military   For more information on the uniform capitalization rules that apply to property produced in a farming business, see Regulations section 1. Taxes for military 263A-4. Taxes for military Table 6-1. Taxes for military Plants With a Preproductive Period of More Than 2 Years Plants producing the following crops or yields have a nationwide weighted average preproductive period of more than 2 years. Taxes for military Almonds Apples Apricots Avocados Blueberries Cherries Chestnuts Coffee beans Currants Dates Figs Grapefruit Grapes Guavas Kiwifruit Kumquats Lemons Limes Macadamia nuts Mangoes Nectarines Olives Oranges Peaches Pears Pecans Persimmons Pistachio nuts Plums Pomegranates Prunes Tangelos Tangerines Tangors Walnuts Adjusted Basis Before figuring gain or loss on a sale, exchange, or other disposition of property or figuring allowable depreciation, depletion, or amortization, you must usually make certain adjustments to the cost basis or basis other than cost (discussed later) of the property. Taxes for military The adjustments to the original basis are increases or decreases to the cost basis or other basis which result in the adjusted basis of the property. Taxes for military Increases to Basis Increase the basis of any property by all items properly added to a capital account. Taxes for military These include the cost of any improvements having a useful life of more than 1 year. Taxes for military The following costs increase the basis of property. Taxes for military The cost of extending utility service lines to property. Taxes for military Legal fees, such as the cost of defending and perfecting title. Taxes for military Legal fees for seeking a decrease in an assessment levied against property to pay for local improvements. Taxes for military Assessments for items such as paving roads and building ditches that increase the value of the property assessed. Taxes for military Do not deduct these expenses as taxes. Taxes for military However, you can deduct as taxes amounts assessed for maintenance or repairs, or for meeting interest charges related to the improvements. Taxes for military If you make additions or improvements to business property, depreciate the basis of each addition or improvement as separate depreciable property using the rules that would apply to the original property if you had placed it in service at the same time you placed the addition or improvement in service. Taxes for military See chapter 7. Taxes for military Deducting vs. Taxes for military capitalizing costs. Taxes for military   Do not add to your basis costs you can deduct as current expenses. Taxes for military For example, amounts paid for incidental repairs or maintenance are deductible as business expenses and are not added to basis. Taxes for military However, you can elect either to deduct or to capitalize certain other costs. Taxes for military See chapter 7 in Publication 535. Taxes for military Decreases to Basis The following are some items that reduce the basis of property. Taxes for military Section 179 deduction. Taxes for military Deductions previously allowed or allowable for amortization, depreciation, and depletion. Taxes for military Alternative motor vehicle credit. Taxes for military See Form 8910. Taxes for military Alternative fuel vehicle refueling property credit. Taxes for military See Form 8911. Taxes for military Residential energy efficient property credits. Taxes for military See Form 5695. Taxes for military Investment credit (part or all) taken. Taxes for military Casualty and theft losses and insurance reimbursements. Taxes for military Payments you receive for granting an easement. Taxes for military Exclusion from income of subsidies for energy conservation measures. Taxes for military Certain canceled debt excluded from income. Taxes for military Rebates from a manufacturer or seller. Taxes for military Patronage dividends received from a cooperative association as a result of a purchase of property. Taxes for military See Patronage Dividends in chapter 3. Taxes for military Gas-guzzler tax. Taxes for military See Form 6197. Taxes for military Some of these items are discussed next. Taxes for military For a more detailed list of items that decrease basis, see section 1016 of the Internal Revenue Code and Publication 551. Taxes for military Depreciation and section 179 deduction. Taxes for military   The adjustments you must make to the basis of the property if you take the section 179 deduction or depreciate the property are explained next. Taxes for military For more information on these deductions, see chapter 7. Taxes for military Section 179 deduction. Taxes for military   If you take the section 179 expense deduction for all or part of the cost of qualifying business property, decrease the basis of the property by the deduction. Taxes for military Depreciation. Taxes for military   Decrease the basis of property by the depreciation you deducted or could have deducted on your tax returns under the method of depreciation you chose. Taxes for military If you took less depreciation than you could have under the method chosen, decrease the basis by the amount you could have taken under that method. Taxes for military If you did not take a depreciation deduction, reduce the basis by the full amount of the depreciation you could have taken. Taxes for military   If you deducted more depreciation than you should have, decrease your basis by the amount you should have deducted plus the part of the excess depreciation you deducted that actually reduced your tax liability for any year. Taxes for military   See chapter 7 for information on figuring the depreciation you should have claimed. Taxes for military   In decreasing your basis for depreciation, take into account the amount deducted on your tax returns as depreciation and any depreciation you must capitalize under the uniform capitalization rules. Taxes for military Casualty and theft losses. Taxes for military   If you have a casualty or theft loss, decrease the basis of the property by any insurance or other reimbursement. Taxes for military Also, decrease it by any deductible loss not covered by insurance. Taxes for military See chapter 11 for information about figuring your casualty or theft loss. Taxes for military   You must increase your basis in the property by the amount you spend on clean-up costs (such as debris removal) and repairs that restore the property to its pre-casualty condition. Taxes for military To make this determination, compare the repaired property to the property before the casualty. Taxes for military Easements. Taxes for military   The amount you receive for granting an easement is usually considered to be proceeds from the sale of an interest in the real property. Taxes for military It reduces the basis of the affected part of the property. Taxes for military If the amount received is more than the basis of the part of the property affected by the easement, reduce your basis in that part to zero and treat the excess as a recognized gain. Taxes for military See Easements and rights-of-way in chapter 3. Taxes for military Exclusion from income of subsidies for energy conservation measures. Taxes for military   You can exclude from gross income any subsidy you received from a public utility company for the purchase or installation of an energy conservation measure for a dwelling unit. Taxes for military Reduce the basis of the property by the excluded amount. Taxes for military Canceled debt excluded from income. Taxes for military   If a debt you owe is canceled or forgiven, other than as a gift or bequest, you generally must include the canceled amount in your gross income for tax purposes. Taxes for military A debt includes any indebtedness for which you are liable or which attaches to property you hold. Taxes for military   You can exclude your canceled debt from income if the debt is any of the following. Taxes for military Debt canceled in a bankruptcy case or when you are insolvent. Taxes for military Qualified farm debt. Taxes for military Qualified real property business debt (provided you are not a C corporation). Taxes for military Qualified principal residence indebtedness. Taxes for military Discharge of certain indebtedness of a qualified individual because of Midwestern disasters. Taxes for military If you exclude canceled debt described in (1) or (2), you may have to reduce the basis of your depreciable and nondepreciable property. Taxes for military If you exclude canceled debt described in (3), you must only reduce the basis of your depreciable property by the excluded amount. Taxes for military   For more information about canceled debt in a bankruptcy case, see Publication 908, Bankruptcy Tax Guide. Taxes for military For more information about insolvency and canceled debt that is qualified farm debt or qualified principal residence indebtedness, see chapter 3. Taxes for military For more information about qualified real property business debt, see Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. Taxes for military For more information about canceled debt in Midwestern disaster areas, see Publication 4492-B, Information for Affected Taxpayers in the Midwestern Disaster Areas. Taxes for military Basis Other Than Cost There are times when you cannot use cost as basis. Taxes for military In these situations, the fair market value or the adjusted basis of property may be used. Taxes for military Examples are discussed next. Taxes for military Property changed from personal to business or rental use. Taxes for military   When you hold property for personal use and then change it to business use or use it to produce rent, you must figure its basis for depreciation. Taxes for military An example of changing property from personal to business use would be changing the use of your pickup truck that you originally purchased for your personal use to use in your farming business. Taxes for military   The basis for depreciation is the lesser of: The FMV of the property on the date of the change, or Your adjusted basis on the date of the change. Taxes for military   If you later sell or dispose of this property, the basis you use will depend on whether you are figuring a gain or loss. Taxes for military The basis for figuring a gain is your adjusted basis in the property when you sell the property. Taxes for military Figure the basis for a loss starting with the smaller of your adjusted basis or the FMV of the property at the time of the change to business or rental use. Taxes for military Then make adjustments (increases and decreases) for the period after the change in the property's use, as discussed earlier under Adjusted Basis . Taxes for military Property received for services. Taxes for military   If you receive property for services, include the property's FMV in income. Taxes for military The amount you include in income becomes your basis. Taxes for military If the services were performed for a price agreed on beforehand, it will be accepted as the FMV of the property if there is no evidence to the contrary. Taxes for military Example. Taxes for military George Smith is an accountant and also operates a farming business. Taxes for military George agreed to do some accounting work for his neighbor in exchange for a dairy cow. Taxes for military The accounting work and the cow are each worth $1,500. Taxes for military George must include $1,500 in income for his accounting services. Taxes for military George's basis in the cow is $1,500. Taxes for military Taxable Exchanges A taxable exchange is one in which the gain is taxable, or the loss is deductible. Taxes for military A taxable gain or deductible loss also is known as a recognized gain or loss. Taxes for military A taxable exchange occurs when you receive cash or get property that is not similar or related in use to the property exchanged. Taxes for military If you receive property in exchange for other property in a taxable exchange, the basis of the property you receive is usually its FMV at the time of the exchange. Taxes for military Example. Taxes for military You trade a tract of farmland with an adjusted basis of $2,000 for a tractor that has an FMV of $6,000. Taxes for military You must report a taxable gain of $4,000 for the land. Taxes for military The tractor has a basis of $6,000. Taxes for military Involuntary Conversions If you receive property as a result of an involuntary conversion, such as a casualty, theft, or condemnation, figure the basis of the replacement property you receive using the basis of the converted property. Taxes for military Similar or related property. Taxes for military   If the replacement property is similar or related in service or use to the converted property, the replacement property's basis is the same as the old property's basis on the date of the conversion. Taxes for military However, make the following adjustments. Taxes for military Decrease the basis by the following amounts. Taxes for military Any loss you recognize on the involuntary conversion. Taxes for military Any money you receive that you do not spend on similar property. Taxes for military Increase the basis by the following amounts. Taxes for military Any gain you recognize on the involuntary conversion. Taxes for military Any cost of acquiring the replacement property. Taxes for military Money or property not similar or related. Taxes for military   If you receive money or property not similar or related in service or use to the converted property and you buy replacement property similar or related in service or use to the converted property, the basis of the replacement property is its cost decreased by the gain not recognized on the involuntary conversion. Taxes for military Allocating the basis. Taxes for military   If you buy more than one piece of replacement property, allocate your basis among the properties based on their respective costs. Taxes for military Basis for depreciation. Taxes for military   Special rules apply in determining and depreciating the basis of MACRS property acquired in an involuntary conversion. Taxes for military For information, see Figuring the Deduction for Property Acquired in a Nontaxable Exchange under Figuring Depreciation Under MACRS in chapter 7. Taxes for military For more information about involuntary conversions, see chapter 11. Taxes for military Nontaxable Exchanges A nontaxable exchange is an exchange in which you are not taxed on any gain and you cannot deduct any loss. Taxes for military A nontaxable gain or loss also is known as an unrecognized gain or loss. Taxes for military If you receive property in a nontaxable exchange, its basis is usually the same as the basis of the property you transferred. Taxes for military Like-Kind Exchanges The exchange of property for the same kind of property is the most common type of nontaxable exchange. Taxes for military For an exchange to qualify as a like-kind exchange, you must hold for business or investment purposes both the property you transfer and the property you receive. Taxes for military There must also be an exchange of like-kind property. Taxes for military For more information, see Like-Kind Exchanges in  chapter 8. Taxes for military The basis of the property you receive generally is the same as the adjusted basis of the property you gave up. Taxes for military Example 1. Taxes for military You traded a truck you used in your farming business for a new smaller truck to use in farming. Taxes for military The adjusted basis of the old truck was $10,000. Taxes for military The FMV of the new truck is $30,000. Taxes for military Because this is a nontaxable exchange, you do not recognize any gain, and your basis in the new truck is $10,000, the same as the adjusted basis of the truck you traded. Taxes for military Example 2. Taxes for military You trade a field cultivator (adjusted basis of $8,000) for a planter (FMV of $9,000). Taxes for military You use both the field cultivator and the planter in your farming business. Taxes for military The basis of the planter you receive is $8,000, the same as the field cultivator traded Exchange expenses. Taxes for military   Exchange expenses generally are the closing costs that you pay. Taxes for military They include such items as brokerage commissions, attorney fees, and deed preparation fees. Taxes for military Add them to the basis of the like-kind property you receive. Taxes for military Property plus cash. Taxes for military   If you trade property in a like-kind exchange and also pay money, the basis of the property you receive is the adjusted basis of the property you gave up plus the money you paid. Taxes for military Example. Taxes for military You trade in a truck (adjusted basis of $3,000) for another truck (FMV of $7,500) and pay $4,000. Taxes for military Your basis in the new truck is $7,000 (the $3,000 adjusted basis of the old truck plus the $4,000 cash). Taxes for military Special rules for related persons. Taxes for military   If a like-kind exchange takes place directly or indirectly between related persons and either party disposes of the property within 2 years after the exchange, the exchange no longer qualifies for like-kind exchange treatment. Taxes for military Each person must report any gain or loss not recognized on the original exchange unless the loss is not deductible under the related party rules. Taxes for military Each person reports it on the tax return filed for the year in which the later disposition occurred. Taxes for military If this rule applies, the basis of the property received in the original exchange will be its FMV. Taxes for military For more information, see chapter 8. Taxes for military Exchange of business property. Taxes for military   Exchanging the property of one business for the property of another business generally is a multiple property exchange. Taxes for military For information on figuring basis, see Multiple Property Exchanges in chapter 1 of Publication 544. Taxes for military Basis for depreciation. Taxes for military   Special rules apply in determining and depreciating the basis of MACRS property acquired in a like-kind transaction. Taxes for military For information, see Figuring the Deduction for Property Acquired in a Nontaxable Exchange under Figuring Depreciation Under MACRS in chapter 7. Taxes for military Partially Nontaxable Exchanges A partially nontaxable exchange is an exchange in which you receive unlike property or money in addition to like-kind property. Taxes for military The basis of the property you receive is the same as the adjusted basis of the property you gave up with the following adjustments. Taxes for military Decrease the basis by the following amounts. Taxes for military Any money you receive. Taxes for military Any loss you recognize on the exchange. Taxes for military Increase the basis by the following amounts. Taxes for military Any additional costs you incur. Taxes for military Any gain you recognize on the exchange. Taxes for military If the other party to the exchange assumes your liabilities, treat the debt assumption as money you received in the exchange. Taxes for military Example 1. Taxes for military You trade farmland (basis of $100,000) for another tract of farmland (FMV of $110,000) and $30,000 cash. Taxes for military You realize a gain of $40,000. Taxes for military This is the FMV of the land received plus the cash minus the basis of the land you traded ($110,000 + $30,000 − $100,000). Taxes for military Include your gain in income (recognize gain) only to the extent of the cash received. Taxes for military Your basis in the land you received is figured as follows. Taxes for military Basis of land traded $100,000 Minus: Cash received (adjustment 1(a)) − 30,000   $70,000 Plus: Gain recognized (adjustment 2(b)) + 30,000 Basis of land received $100,000 Example 2. Taxes for military You trade a truck (adjusted basis of $22,750) for another truck (FMV of $20,000) and $10,000 cash. Taxes for military You realize a gain of $7,250. Taxes for military This is the FMV of the truck received plus the cash minus the adjusted basis of the truck you traded ($20,000 + $10,000 − $22,750). Taxes for military You include all the gain in your income (recognize gain) because the gain is less than the cash you received. Taxes for military Your basis in the truck you received is figured as follows. Taxes for military Adjusted basis of truck traded $22,750 Minus: Cash received (adjustment 1(a)) −10,000   $12,750 Plus: Gain recognized (adjustment 2(b)) + 7,250 Basis of truck received $20,000 Allocation of basis. Taxes for military   If you receive like-kind and unlike properties in the exchange, allocate the basis first to the unlike property, other than money, up to its FMV on the date of the exchange. Taxes for military The rest is the basis of the like-kind property. Taxes for military Example. Taxes for military You traded a tractor with an adjusted basis of $15,000 for another tractor that had an FMV of $12,500. Taxes for military You also received $1,000 cash and a truck that had an FMV of $3,000. Taxes for military The truck is unlike property. Taxes for military You realized a gain of $1,500. Taxes for military This is the FMV of the tractor received plus the FMV of the truck received plus the cash minus the adjusted basis of the tractor you traded ($12,500 + $3,000 + $1,000 − $15,000). Taxes for military You include in income (recognize) all $1,500 of the gain because it is less than the FMV of the unlike property plus the cash received. Taxes for military Your basis in the properties you received is figured as follows. Taxes for military Adjusted basis of old tractor $15,000 Minus: Cash received (adjustment 1(a)) − 1,000   $14,000 Plus: Gain recognized (adjustment 2(b)) + 1,500 Total basis of properties received $15,500 Allocate the total basis of $15,500 first to the unlike property—the truck ($3,000). Taxes for military This is the truck's FMV. Taxes for military The rest ($12,500) is the basis of the tractor. Taxes for military Sale and Purchase If you sell property and buy similar property in two mutually dependent transactions, you may have to treat the sale and purchase as a single nontaxable exchange. Taxes for military Example. Taxes for military You used a tractor on your farm for 3 years. Taxes for military Its adjusted basis is $22,000 and its FMV is $40,000. Taxes for military You are interested in a new tractor, which sells for $60,000. Taxes for military Ordinarily, you would trade your old tractor for the new one and pay the dealer $20,000. Taxes for military Your basis for depreciating the new tractor would then be $42,000 ($20,000 + $22,000, the adjusted basis of your old tractor). Taxes for military However, you want a higher basis for depreciating the new tractor, so you agree to pay the dealer $60,000 for the new tractor if he will pay you $40,000 for your old tractor. Taxes for military Because the two transactions are dependent on each other, you are treated as having exchanged your old tractor for the new one and paid $20,000 ($60,000 − $40,000). Taxes for military Your basis for depreciating the new tractor is $42,000, the same as if you traded the old tractor. Taxes for military Property Received as a Gift To figure the basis of property you receive as a gift, you must know its adjusted basis (defined earlier) to the donor just before it was given to you. Taxes for military You also must know its FMV at the time it was given to you and any gift tax paid on it. Taxes for military FMV equal to or greater than donor's adjusted basis. Taxes for military   If the FMV of the property is equal to or greater than the donor's adjusted basis, your basis is the donor's adjusted basis when you received the gift. Taxes for military Increase your basis by all or part of any gift tax paid, depending on the date of the gift. Taxes for military   Also, for figuring gain or loss from a sale or other disposition of the property, or for figuring depreciation, depletion, or amortization deductions on business property, you must increase or decrease your basis (the donor's adjusted basis) by any required adjustments to basis while you held the property. Taxes for military See Adjusted Basis , earlier. Taxes for military   If you received a gift during the tax year, increase your basis in the gift (the donor's adjusted basis) by the part of the gift tax paid on it due to the net increase in value of the gift. Taxes for military Figure the increase by multiplying the gift tax paid by the following fraction. Taxes for military Net increase in value of the gift Amount of the gift   The net increase in value of the gift is the FMV of the gift minus the donor's adjusted basis. Taxes for military The amount of the gift is its value for gift tax purposes after reduction by any annual exclusion and marital or charitable deduction that applies to the gift. Taxes for military Example. Taxes for military In 2013, you received a gift of property from your mother that had an FMV of $50,000. Taxes for military Her adjusted basis was $20,000. Taxes for military The amount of the gift for gift tax purposes was $36,000 ($50,000 minus the $14,000 annual exclusion). Taxes for military She paid a gift tax of $7,320. Taxes for military Your basis, $26,076, is figured as follows. Taxes for military Fair market value $50,000 Minus: Adjusted basis −20,000 Net increase in value $30,000 Gift tax paid $7,320 Multiplied by ($30,000 ÷ $36,000) × . Taxes for military 83 Gift tax due to net increase in value $6,076 Adjusted basis of property to your mother +20,000 Your basis in the property $26,076 Note. Taxes for military If you received a gift before 1977, your basis in the gift (the donor's adjusted basis) includes any gift tax paid on it. Taxes for military However, your basis cannot exceed the FMV of the gift when it was given to you. Taxes for military FMV less than donor's adjusted basis. Taxes for military   If the FMV of the property at the time of the gift is less than the donor's adjusted basis, your basis depends on whether you have a gain or a loss when you dispose of the property. Taxes for military Your basis for figuring gain is the donor's adjusted basis plus or minus any required adjustments to basis while you held the property. Taxes for military Your basis for figuring loss is its FMV when you received the gift plus or minus any required adjustments to basis while you held the property. Taxes for military (See Adjusted Basis , earlier. Taxes for military )   If you use the donor's adjusted basis for figuring a gain and get a loss, and then use the FMV for figuring a loss and get a gain, you have neither gain nor loss on the sale or other disposition of the property. Taxes for military Example. Taxes for military You received farmland as a gift from your parents when they retired from farming. Taxes for military At the time of the gift, the land had an FMV of $80,000. Taxes for military Your parents' adjusted basis was $100,000. Taxes for military After you received the land, no events occurred that would increase or decrease your basis. Taxes for military If you sell the land for $120,000, you will have a $20,000 gain because you must use the donor's adjusted basis at the time of the gift ($100,000) as your basis to figure a gain. Taxes for military If you sell the land for $70,000, you will have a $10,000 loss because you must use the FMV at the time of the gift ($80,000) as your basis to figure a loss. Taxes for military If the sales price is between $80,000 and $100,000, you have neither gain nor loss. Taxes for military For instance, if the sales price was $90,000 and you tried to figure a gain using the donor's adjusted basis ($100,000), you would get a $10,000 loss. Taxes for military If you then tried to figure a loss using the FMV ($80,000), you would get a $10,000 gain. Taxes for military Business property. Taxes for military   If you hold the gift as business property, your basis for figuring any depreciation, depletion, or amortization deductions is the same as the donor's adjusted basis plus or minus any required adjustments to basis while you hold the property. Taxes for military Property Transferred From a Spouse The basis of property transferred to you or transferred in trust for your benefit by your spouse is the same as your spouse's adjusted basis. Taxes for military The same rule applies to a transfer by your former spouse if the transfer is incident to divorce. Taxes for military However, for property transferred in trust, adjust your basis for any gain recognized by your spouse or former spouse if the liabilities assumed plus the liabilities to which the property is subject are more than the adjusted basis of the property transferred. Taxes for military The transferor must give you the records needed to determine the adjusted basis and holding period of the property as of the date of the transfer. Taxes for military For more information, see Property Settlements in Publication 504, Divorced or Separated Individuals. Taxes for military Inherited Property Your basis in property you inherited from a decedent, who died before January 1, 2010, or after December 31, 2010, is generally one of the following: The FMV of the property at the date of the decedent's death. Taxes for military If a federal estate return is filed, you can use its appraised value. Taxes for military The FMV on the alternate valuation date, if the personal representative for the estate elects to use alternate valuation. Taxes for military For information on the alternate valuation, see the Instructions for Form 706. Taxes for military The decedent's adjusted basis in land to the extent of the value that is excluded from the decedent's taxable estate as a qualified conservation easement. Taxes for military If a federal estate tax return does not have to be filed, your basis in the inherited property is its appraised value at the date of death for state inheritance or transmission taxes. Taxes for military Special-use valuation method. Taxes for military   Under certain conditions, when a person dies, the executor or personal representative of that person's estate may elect to value qualified real property at other than its FMV. Taxes for military If so, the executor or personal representative values the qualified real property based on its use as a farm or other closely held business. Taxes for military If the executor or personal representative elects this method of valuation for estate tax purposes, this value is the basis of the property for the qualified heirs. Taxes for military The qualified heirs should be able to get the necessary value from the executor or personal representative of the estate. Taxes for military   If you are a qualified heir who received special-use valuation property, increase your basis by any gain recognized by the estate or trust because of post-death appreciation. Taxes for military Post-death appreciation is the property's FMV on the date of distribution minus the property's FMV either on the date of the individual's death or on the alternate valuation date. Taxes for military Figure all FMVs without regard to the special-use valuation. Taxes for military   You may be liable for an additional estate tax if, within 10 years after the death of the decedent, you transfer the property or the property stops being used as a farm. Taxes for military This tax does not apply if you dispose of the property in a like-kind exchange or in an involuntary conversion in which all of the proceeds are reinvested in qualified replacement property. Taxes for military The tax also does not apply if you transfer the property to a member of your family and certain requirements are met. Taxes for military   You can elect to increase your basis in special-use valuation property if it becomes subject to the additional estate tax. Taxes for military To increase your basis, you must make an irrevocable election and pay interest on the additional estate tax figured from the date 9 months after the decedent's death until the date of payment of the additional estate tax. Taxes for military If you meet these requirements, increase your basis in the property to its FMV on the date of the decedent's death or the alternate valuation date. Taxes for military The increase in your basis is considered to have occurred immediately before the event that resulted in the additional estate tax. Taxes for military   You make the election by filing, with Form 706-A, United States Additional Estate Tax Return, a statement that: Contains your (and the estate's) name, address, and taxpayer identification number; Identifies the election as an election under section 1016(c) of the Internal Revenue Code; Specifies the property for which you are making the election; and Provides any additional information required by the Form 706-A instructions. Taxes for military   For more information, see Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return, Form 706-A, and the related instructions. Taxes for military Property inherited from a decedent who died in 2010. Taxes for military   If you inherited property from a decedent who died in 2010, different rules may apply. Taxes for military See Publication 4895, Tax Treatment of Property Acquired From a Decendent Dying in 2010, for details. Taxes for military Property Distributed From a Partnership or Corporation The following rules apply to determine a partner's basis and a shareholder's basis in property distributed respectively from a partnership to the partner with respect to the partner's interest in the partnership and from a corporation to the shareholder with respect to the shareholder's ownership of stock in the corporation. Taxes for military Partner's basis. Taxes for military   Unless there is a complete liquidation of a partner's interest, the basis of property (other than money) distributed by a partnership to the partner is its adjusted basis to the partnership immediately before the distribution. 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Taxes for military 7. Taxes for military   Costs You Can Deduct or Capitalize Table of Contents What's New Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Carrying Charges Research and Experimental CostsProduct. Taxes for military Costs not included. Taxes for military Intangible Drilling Costs Exploration CostsPartnerships and S corporations. Taxes for military Development Costs Circulation Costs Business Start-Up and Organizational Costs Reforestation Costs Retired Asset Removal Costs Barrier Removal CostsOther barrier removals. Taxes for military Film and Television Production Costs What's New Film and television productions costs. Taxes for military  The election to expense film and television production costs does not apply to productions that begin after December 31, 2013. Taxes for military See Film and Television Production Costs , later. Taxes for military Introduction This chapter discusses costs you can elect to deduct or capitalize. Taxes for military You generally deduct a cost as a current business expense by subtracting it from your income in either the year you incur it or the year you pay it. Taxes for military If you capitalize a cost, you may be able to recover it over a period of years through periodic deductions for amortization, depletion, or depreciation. Taxes for military When you capitalize a cost, you add it to the basis of property to which it relates. Taxes for military A partnership, corporation, estate, or trust makes the election to deduct or capitalize the costs discussed in this chapter except for exploration costs for mineral deposits. Taxes for military Each individual partner, shareholder, or beneficiary elects whether to deduct or capitalize exploration costs. Taxes for military You may be subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT) if you deduct research and experimental, intangible drilling, exploration, development, circulation, or business organizational costs. Taxes for military For more information on the alternative minimum tax, see the instructions for the following forms. Taxes for military Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals. Taxes for military Form 4626, Alternative Minimum Tax—Corporations. Taxes for military Topics - This chapter discusses: Carrying charges Research and experimental costs Intangible drilling costs Exploration costs Development costs Circulation costs Qualified disaster expenses Business start-up and organizational costs Reforestation costs Retired asset removal costs Barrier removal costs Film and television production costs Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets Form (and Instructions) 3468 Investment Credit 8826 Disabled Access Credit See chapter 12 for information about getting publications and forms. Taxes for military Carrying Charges Carrying charges include the taxes and interest you pay to carry or develop real property or to carry, transport, or install personal property. Taxes for military Certain carrying charges must be capitalized under the uniform capitalization rules. Taxes for military (For information on capitalization of interest, see chapter 4 . Taxes for military ) You can elect to capitalize carrying charges not subject to the uniform capitalization rules, but only if they are otherwise deductible. Taxes for military You can elect to capitalize carrying charges separately for each project you have and for each type of carrying charge. Taxes for military For unimproved and unproductive real property, your election is good for only 1 year. Taxes for military You must decide whether to capitalize carrying charges each year the property remains unimproved and unproductive. Taxes for military For other real property, your election to capitalize carrying charges remains in effect until construction or development is completed. Taxes for military For personal property, your election is effective until the date you install or first use it, whichever is later. Taxes for military How to make the election. Taxes for military   To make the election to capitalize a carrying charge, attach a statement to your original tax return for the year the election is to be effective indicating which charges you are electing to capitalize. Taxes for military However, if you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Taxes for military Attach the statement to the amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Taxes for military 9100-2” on the statement. Taxes for military File the amended return at the same address you filed the original return. Taxes for military Research and Experimental Costs The costs of research and experimentation are generally capital expenses. Taxes for military However, you can elect to deduct these costs as a current business expense. Taxes for military Your election to deduct these costs is binding for the year it is made and for all later years unless you get IRS approval to make a change. Taxes for military If you meet certain requirements, you may elect to defer and amortize research and experimental costs. Taxes for military For information on electing to defer and amortize these costs, see Research and Experimental Costs in chapter 8. Taxes for military Research and experimental costs defined. Taxes for military   Research and experimental costs are reasonable costs you incur in your trade or business for activities intended to provide information that would eliminate uncertainty about the development or improvement of a product. Taxes for military Uncertainty exists if the information available to you does not establish how to develop or improve a product or the appropriate design of a product. Taxes for military Whether costs qualify as research and experimental costs depends on the nature of the activity to which the costs relate rather than on the nature of the product or improvement being developed or the level of technological advancement. Taxes for military      The costs of obtaining a patent, including attorneys' fees paid or incurred in making and perfecting a patent application, are research and experimental costs. Taxes for military However, costs paid or incurred to obtain another's patent are not research and experimental costs. Taxes for military Product. Taxes for military   The term “product” includes any of the following items. Taxes for military Formula. Taxes for military Invention. Taxes for military Patent. Taxes for military Pilot model. Taxes for military Process. Taxes for military Technique. Taxes for military Property similar to the items listed above. Taxes for military It also includes products used by you in your trade or business or held for sale, lease, or license. Taxes for military Costs not included. Taxes for military   Research and experimental costs do not include expenses for any of the following activities. Taxes for military Advertising or promotions. Taxes for military Consumer surveys. Taxes for military Efficiency surveys. Taxes for military Management studies. Taxes for military Quality control testing. Taxes for military Research in connection with literary, historical, or similar projects. Taxes for military The acquisition of another's patent, model, production, or process. Taxes for military When and how to elect. Taxes for military   You make the election to deduct research and experimental costs by deducting them on your tax return for the year in which you first pay or incur research and experimental costs. Taxes for military If you do not make the election to deduct research and experimental costs in the first year in which you pay or incur the costs, you can deduct the costs in a later year only with approval from the IRS. Taxes for military Deducting or Amortizing Research and Experimentation Costs IF you . Taxes for military . Taxes for military . Taxes for military THEN . Taxes for military . Taxes for military . Taxes for military Elect to deduct research and experimental costs as a current business expense Deduct all research and experimental costs in the first year you pay or incur the costs and all later years. Taxes for military Do not deduct research and experimental costs as a current business expense If you meet the requirements, amortize them over at least 60 months, starting with the month you first receive an economic benefit from the research. Taxes for military See Research and Experimental Costs in chapter 8. Taxes for military Research credit. Taxes for military   If you pay or incur qualified research expenses, you may be able to take the research credit. Taxes for military For more information see Form 6765, Credit for Increasing Research Activities and its instructions. Taxes for military Intangible Drilling Costs The costs of developing oil, gas, or geothermal wells are ordinarily capital expenditures. Taxes for military You can usually recover them through depreciation or depletion. Taxes for military However, you can elect to deduct intangible drilling costs (IDCs) as a current business expense. Taxes for military These are certain drilling and development costs for wells in the United States in which you hold an operating or working interest. Taxes for military You can deduct only costs for drilling or preparing a well for the production of oil, gas, or geothermal steam or hot water. Taxes for military You can elect to deduct only the costs of items with no salvage value. Taxes for military These include wages, fuel, repairs, hauling, and supplies related to drilling wells and preparing them for production. Taxes for military Your cost for any drilling or development work done by contractors under any form of contract is also an IDC. Taxes for military However, see Amounts paid to contractor that must be capitalized , later. Taxes for military You can also elect to deduct the cost of drilling exploratory bore holes to determine the location and delineation of offshore hydrocarbon deposits if the shaft is capable of conducting hydrocarbons to the surface on completion. Taxes for military It does not matter whether there is any intent to produce hydrocarbons. Taxes for military If you do not elect to deduct your IDCs as a current business expense, you can elect to deduct them over the 60-month period beginning with the month they were paid or incurred. Taxes for military Amounts paid to contractor that must be capitalized. Taxes for military   Amounts paid to a contractor must be capitalized if they are either: Amounts properly allocable to the cost of depreciable property, or Amounts paid only out of production or proceeds from production if these amounts are depletable income to the recipient. Taxes for military How to make the election. Taxes for military   You elect to deduct IDCs as a current business expense by taking the deduction on your income tax return for the first tax year you have eligible costs. Taxes for military No formal statement is required. Taxes for military If you file Schedule C (Form 1040), enter these costs under “Other expenses. Taxes for military ”   For oil and gas wells, your election is binding for the year it is made and for all later years. Taxes for military For geothermal wells, your election can be revoked by the filing of an amended return on which you do not take the deduction. Taxes for military You can file the amended return for the year up to the normal time of expiration for filing a claim for credit or refund, generally, within 3 years after the date you filed the original return or within 2 years after the date you paid the tax, whichever is later. Taxes for military Energy credit for costs of geothermal wells. Taxes for military   If you capitalize the drilling and development costs of geothermal wells that you place in service during the tax year, you may be able to claim a business energy credit. Taxes for military See the Instructions for Form 3468 for more information. Taxes for military Nonproductive well. Taxes for military   If you capitalize your IDCs, you have another option if the well is nonproductive. Taxes for military You can deduct the IDCs of the nonproductive well as an ordinary loss. Taxes for military You must indicate and clearly state your election on your tax return for the year the well is completed. Taxes for military Once made, the election for oil and gas wells is binding for all later years. Taxes for military You can revoke your election for a geothermal well by filing an amended return that does not claim the loss. Taxes for military Costs incurred outside the United States. Taxes for military   You cannot deduct as a current business expense all the IDCs paid or incurred for an oil, gas, or geothermal well located outside the United States. Taxes for military However, you can elect to include the costs in the adjusted basis of the well to figure depletion or depreciation. Taxes for military If you do not make this election, you can deduct the costs over the 10-year period beginning with the tax year in which you paid or incurred them. Taxes for military These rules do not apply to a nonproductive well. Taxes for military Exploration Costs The costs of determining the existence, location, extent, or quality of any mineral deposit are ordinarily capital expenditures if the costs lead to the development of a mine. Taxes for military You recover these costs through depletion as the mineral is removed from the ground. Taxes for military However, you can elect to deduct domestic exploration costs paid or incurred before the beginning of the development stage of the mine (except those for oil and gas wells). Taxes for military How to make the election. Taxes for military   You elect to deduct exploration costs by taking the deduction on your income tax return, or on an amended income tax return, for the first tax year for which you wish to deduct the costs paid or incurred during the tax year. Taxes for military Your return must adequately describe and identify each property or mine, and clearly state how much is being deducted for each one. Taxes for military The election applies to the tax year you make this election and all later tax years. Taxes for military Partnerships and S corporations. Taxes for military   Each partner, not the partnership, elects whether to capitalize or to deduct that partner's share of exploration costs. Taxes for military Each shareholder, not the S corporation, elects whether to capitalize or to deduct that shareholder's share of exploration costs. Taxes for military Reduced corporate deductions for exploration costs. Taxes for military   A corporation (other than an S corporation) can deduct only 70% of its domestic exploration costs. Taxes for military It must capitalize the remaining 30% of costs and amortize them over the 60-month period starting with the month the exploration costs are paid or incurred. Taxes for military A corporation may also elect to capitalize and amortize mining exploration costs over a 10-year period. Taxes for military For more information on this method of amortization, see Internal Revenue Code section 59(e). Taxes for military   The 30% the corporation capitalizes cannot be added to its basis in the property to figure cost depletion. Taxes for military However, the amount amortized is treated as additional depreciation and is subject to recapture as ordinary income on a disposition of the property. Taxes for military See Section 1250 Property under Depreciation Recapture in chapter 3 of Publication 544. Taxes for military   These rules also apply to the deduction of development costs by corporations. Taxes for military See Development Costs , later. Taxes for military Recapture of exploration expenses. Taxes for military   When your mine reaches the producing stage, you must recapture any exploration costs you elected to deduct. Taxes for military Use either of the following methods. Taxes for military Method 1—Include the deducted costs in gross income for the tax year the mine reaches the producing stage. Taxes for military Your election must be clearly indicated on the return. Taxes for military Increase your adjusted basis in the mine by the amount included in income. Taxes for military Generally, you must elect this recapture method by the due date (including extensions) of your return. Taxes for military However, if you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Taxes for military Make the election on your amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Taxes for military 9100-2” on the form where you are including the income. Taxes for military File the amended return at the same address you filed the original return. Taxes for military Method 2—Do not claim any depletion deduction for the tax year the mine reaches the producing stage and any later tax years until the depletion you would have deducted equals the exploration costs you deducted. Taxes for military   You also must recapture deducted exploration costs if you receive a bonus or royalty from mine property before it reaches the producing stage. Taxes for military Do not claim any depletion deduction for the tax year you receive the bonus or royalty and any later tax years until the depletion you would have deducted equals the exploration costs you deducted. Taxes for military   Generally, if you dispose of the mine before you have fully recaptured the exploration costs you deducted, recapture the balance by treating all or part of your gain as ordinary income. Taxes for military Under these circumstances, you generally treat as ordinary income all of your gain if it is less than your adjusted exploration costs with respect to the mine. Taxes for military If your gain is more than your adjusted exploration costs, treat as ordinary income only a part of your gain, up to the amount of your adjusted exploration costs. Taxes for military Foreign exploration costs. Taxes for military   If you pay or incur exploration costs for a mine or other natural deposit located outside the United States, you cannot deduct all the costs in the current year. Taxes for military You can elect to include the costs (other than for an oil, gas, or geothermal well) in the adjusted basis of the mineral property to figure cost depletion. Taxes for military (Cost depletion is discussed in chapter 9 . Taxes for military ) If you do not make this election, you must deduct the costs over the 10-year period beginning with the tax year in which you pay or incur them. Taxes for military These rules also apply to foreign development costs. Taxes for military Development Costs You can deduct costs paid or incurred during the tax year for developing a mine or any other natural deposit (other than an oil or gas well) located in the United States. Taxes for military These costs must be paid or incurred after the discovery of ores or minerals in commercially marketable quantities. Taxes for military Development costs also include depreciation on improvements used in the development of ores or minerals and costs incurred for you by a contractor. Taxes for military Development costs do not include the costs for the acquisition or improvement of depreciable property. Taxes for military Instead of deducting development costs in the year paid or incurred, you can elect to treat the cost as deferred expenses and deduct them ratably as the units of produced ores or minerals benefited by the expenses are sold. Taxes for military This election applies each tax year to expenses paid or incurred in that year. Taxes for military Once made, the election is binding for the year and cannot be revoked for any reason. Taxes for military How to make the election. Taxes for military   The election to deduct development costs ratably as the ores or minerals are sold must be made for each mine or other natural deposit by a clear indication on your return or by a statement filed with the IRS office where you file your return. Taxes for military Generally, you must make the election by the due date of the return (including extensions). Taxes for military However, if you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Taxes for military Clearly indicate the election on your amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Taxes for military 9100-2. Taxes for military ” File the amended return at the same address you filed the original return. Taxes for military Foreign development costs. Taxes for military   The rules discussed earlier for foreign exploration costs apply to foreign development costs. Taxes for military Reduced corporate deductions for development costs. Taxes for military   The rules discussed earlier for reduced corporate deductions for exploration costs also apply to corporate deductions for development costs. Taxes for military Circulation Costs A publisher can deduct as a current business expense the costs of establishing, maintaining, or increasing the circulation of a newspaper, magazine, or other periodical. Taxes for military For example, a publisher can deduct the cost of hiring extra employees for a limited time to get new subscriptions through telephone calls. Taxes for military Circulation costs are deductible even if they normally would be capitalized. Taxes for military This rule does not apply to the following costs that must be capitalized. Taxes for military The purchase of land or depreciable property. Taxes for military The acquisition of circulation through the purchase of any part of the business of another publisher of a newspaper, magazine, or other periodical, including the purchase of another publisher's list of subscribers. Taxes for military Other treatment of circulation costs. Taxes for military   If you do not want to deduct circulation costs as a current business expense, you can elect one of the following ways to recover these costs. Taxes for military Capitalize all circulation costs that are properly chargeable to a capital account (see chapter 1 ). Taxes for military Amortize circulation costs over the 3-year period beginning with the tax year they were paid or incurred. Taxes for military How to make the election. Taxes for military   You elect to capitalize circulation costs by attaching a statement to your return for the first tax year the election applies. Taxes for military Your election is binding for the year it is made and for all later years, unless you get IRS approval to revoke it. Taxes for military Business Start-Up and Organizational Costs Business start-up and organizational costs are generally capital expenditures. Taxes for military However, you can elect to deduct up to $5,000 of business start-up and $5,000 of organizational costs paid or incurred after October 22, 2004. Taxes for military The $5,000 deduction is reduced by the amount your total start-up or organizational costs exceed $50,000. Taxes for military Any remaining costs must be amortized. Taxes for military For information about amortizing start-up and organizational costs, see chapter 8 . Taxes for military Start-up costs include any amounts paid or incurred in connection with creating an active trade or business or investigating the creation or acquisition of an active trade or business. Taxes for military Organizational costs include the costs of creating a corporation. Taxes for military For more information on start-up and organizational costs, see chapter 8 . Taxes for military How to make the election. Taxes for military   You elect to deduct the start-up or organizational costs by claiming the deduction on your income tax return (filed by the due date including extensions) for the tax year in which the active trade or business begins. Taxes for military However, if you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Taxes for military Clearly indicate the election on your amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Taxes for military 9100-2. Taxes for military ” File the amended return at the same address you filed the original return. Taxes for military The election applies when computing taxable income for the current tax year and all subsequent years. Taxes for military Reforestation Costs Reforestation costs are generally capital expenditures. Taxes for military However, you can elect to deduct up to $10,000 ($5,000 if married filing separately; $0 for a trust) of qualifying reforestation costs paid or incurred after October 22, 2004, for each qualified timber property. Taxes for military The remaining costs can be amortized over an 84-month period. Taxes for military For information about amortizing reforestation costs, see chapter 8 . Taxes for military Qualifying reforestation costs are the direct costs of planting or seeding for forestation or reforestation. Taxes for military Qualified timber property is property that contains trees in significant commercial quantities. Taxes for military See chapter 8 for more information on qualifying reforestation costs and qualified timber property. Taxes for military If you elect to deduct qualified reforestation costs, create and maintain separate timber accounts for each qualified timber property and include all reforestation costs and the dates each was applied. Taxes for military Do not include this qualified timber property in any account (for example, depletion block) for which depletion is allowed. Taxes for military How to make the election. Taxes for military   You elect to deduct qualifying reforestation costs by claiming the deduction on your timely filed income tax return (including extensions) for the tax year the expenses were paid or incurred. Taxes for military If Form T (Timber), Forest Activities Schedule, is required, complete Part IV of Form T. Taxes for military If Form T is not required, attach a statement containing the following information for each qualified timber property for which an election is being made. Taxes for military The unique stand identification numbers. Taxes for military The total number of acres reforested during the tax year. Taxes for military The nature of the reforestation treatments. Taxes for military The total amounts of qualified reforestation expenditures eligible to be amortized or deducted. Taxes for military   If you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Taxes for military Clearly indicate the election on your amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Taxes for military 9100-2. Taxes for military ” File the amended return at the same address you filed the original return. Taxes for military The election applies when computing taxable income for the current tax year and all subsequent years. Taxes for military   For additional information on reforestation costs, see chapter 8 . Taxes for military Recapture. Taxes for military   This deduction may have to be recaptured as ordinary income under section 1245 when you sell or otherwise dispose of the property that would have received an addition to basis if you had not elected to deduct the expenditure. Taxes for military For more information on recapturing the deduction, see Depreciation Recapture in Publication 544. Taxes for military Retired Asset Removal Costs If you retire and remove a depreciable asset in connection with the installation or production of a replacement asset, you can deduct the costs of removing the retired asset. Taxes for military However, if you replace a component (part) of a depreciable asset, capitalize the removal costs if the replacement is an improvement and deduct the costs if the replacement is a repair. Taxes for military Barrier Removal Costs The cost of an improvement to a business asset is normally a capital expense. Taxes for military However, you can elect to deduct the costs of making a facility or public transportation vehicle more accessible to and usable by those who are disabled or elderly. Taxes for military You must own or lease the facility or vehicle for use in connection with your trade or business. Taxes for military A facility is all or any part of buildings, structures, equipment, roads, walks, parking lots, or similar real or personal property. Taxes for military A public transportation vehicle is a vehicle, such as a bus or railroad car, that provides transportation service to the public (including service for your customers, even if you are not in the business of providing transportation services). Taxes for military You cannot deduct any costs that you paid or incurred to completely renovate or build a facility or public transportation vehicle or to replace depreciable property in the normal course of business. Taxes for military Deduction limit. Taxes for military   The most you can deduct as a cost of removing barriers to the disabled and the elderly for any tax year is $15,000. Taxes for military However, you can add any costs over this limit to the basis of the property and depreciate these excess costs. Taxes for military Partners and partnerships. Taxes for military   The $15,000 limit applies to a partnership and also to each partner in the partnership. Taxes for military A partner can allocate the $15,000 limit in any manner among the partner's individually incurred costs and the partner's distributive share of partnership costs. Taxes for military If the partner cannot deduct the entire share of partnership costs, the partnership can add any costs not deducted to the basis of the improved property. Taxes for military   A partnership must be able to show that any amount added to basis was not deducted by the partner and that it was over a partner's $15,000 limit (as determined by the partner). Taxes for military If the partnership cannot show this, it is presumed that the partner was able to deduct the distributive share of the partnership's costs in full. Taxes for military Example. Taxes for military Emilio Azul's distributive share of ABC partnership's deductible expenses for the removal of architectural barriers was $14,000. Taxes for military Emilio had $12,000 of similar expenses in his sole proprietorship. Taxes for military He elected to deduct $7,000 of them. Taxes for military Emilio allocated the remaining $8,000 of the $15,000 limit to his share of ABC's expenses. Taxes for military Emilio can add the excess $5,000 of his own expenses to the basis of the property used in his business. Taxes for military Also, if ABC can show that Emilio could not deduct $6,000 ($14,000 – $8,000) of his share of the partnership's expenses because of how Emilio applied the limit, ABC can add $6,000 to the basis of its property. Taxes for military Qualification standards. Taxes for military   You can deduct your costs as a current expense only if the barrier removal meets the guidelines and requirements issued by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Taxes for military You can view the Americans with Disabilities Act at www. Taxes for military ada. Taxes for military gov/pubs/ada. Taxes for military htm. Taxes for military   The following is a list of some architectural barrier removal costs that can be deducted. Taxes for military Ground and floor surfaces. Taxes for military Walks. Taxes for military Parking lots. Taxes for military Ramps. Taxes for military Entrances. Taxes for military Doors and doorways. Taxes for military Stairs. Taxes for military Floors. Taxes for military Toilet rooms. Taxes for military Water fountains. Taxes for military Public telephones. Taxes for military Elevators. Taxes for military Controls. Taxes for military Signage. Taxes for military Alarms. Taxes for military Protruding objects. Taxes for military Symbols of accessibility. Taxes for military You can find the ADA guidelines and requirements for architectural barrier removal at www. Taxes for military usdoj. Taxes for military gov/crt/ada/reg3a. Taxes for military html. Taxes for military   The costs for removal of transportation barriers from rail facilities, buses, and rapid and light rail vehicles are deductible. Taxes for military You can find the guidelines and requirements for transportation barrier removal at www. Taxes for military fta. Taxes for military dot. Taxes for military gov. Taxes for military   Also, you can access the ADA website at www. Taxes for military ada. Taxes for military gov for additional information. Taxes for military Other barrier removals. Taxes for military   To be deductible, expenses of removing any barrier not covered by the above standards must meet all three of the following tests. Taxes for military The removed barrier must be a substantial barrier to access or use of a facility or public transportation vehicle by persons who have a disability or are elderly. Taxes for military The removed barrier must have been a barrier for at least one major group of persons who have a disability or are elderly (such as people who are blind, deaf, or wheelchair users). Taxes for military The barrier must be removed without creating any new barrier that significantly impairs access to or use of the facility or vehicle by a major group of persons who have a disability or are elderly. Taxes for military How to make the election. Taxes for military   If you elect to deduct your costs for removing barriers to the disabled or the elderly, claim the deduction on your income tax return (partnership return for partnerships) for the tax year the expenses were paid or incurred. Taxes for military Identify the deduction as a separate item. Taxes for military The election applies to all the qualifying costs you have during the year, up to the $15,000 limit. Taxes for military If you make this election, you must maintain adequate records to support your deduction. Taxes for military   For your election to be valid, you generally must file your return by its due date, including extensions. Taxes for military However, if you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Taxes for military Clearly indicate the election on your amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Taxes for military 9100-2. Taxes for military ” File the amended return at the same address you filed the original return. Taxes for military Your election is irrevocable after the due date, including extensions, of your return. Taxes for military Disabled access credit. Taxes for military   If you make your business accessible to persons with disabilities and your business is an eligible small business, you may be able to claim the disabled access credit. Taxes for military If you choose to claim the credit, you must reduce the amount you deduct or capitalize by the amount of the credit. Taxes for military   For more information, see Form 8826, Disabled Access Credit. Taxes for military Film and Television Production Costs Film and television production costs are generally capital expenses. Taxes for military However, you can elect to deduct costs paid or incurred for certain productions commencing before January 1, 2014. Taxes for military For more information, see section 181 of the Internal Revenue Code and the related Treasury Regulations. Taxes for military Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications