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1040ez Instruction Booklet

1040ez instruction booklet 4. 1040ez instruction booklet   Figuring Depreciation Under MACRS Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Which Depreciation System (GDS or ADS) Applies? Which Property Class Applies Under GDS?Rent-to-own dealer. 1040ez instruction booklet Rent-to-own contract. 1040ez instruction booklet What Is the Placed in Service Date? What Is the Basis for Depreciation? Which Recovery Period Applies?Recovery Periods Under GDS Recovery Periods Under ADS Additions and Improvements Which Convention Applies? Which Depreciation Method Applies?Depreciation Methods for Farm Property Electing a Different Method How Is the Depreciation Deduction Figured?Using the MACRS Percentage Tables Figuring the Deduction Without Using the Tables Figuring the Deduction for Property Acquired in a Nontaxable Exchange Figuring the Deduction for a Short Tax Year How Do You Use General Asset Accounts?Grouping Property Figuring Depreciation for a GAA Disposing of GAA Property Terminating GAA Treatment Electing To Use a GAA When Do You Recapture MACRS Depreciation? Introduction The Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) is used to recover the basis of most business and investment property placed in service after 1986. 1040ez instruction booklet MACRS consists of two depreciation systems, the General Depreciation System (GDS) and the Alternative Depreciation System (ADS). 1040ez instruction booklet Generally, these systems provide different methods and recovery periods to use in figuring depreciation deductions. 1040ez instruction booklet To be sure you can use MACRS to figure depreciation for your property, see What Method Can You Use To Depreciate Your Property in chapter 1. 1040ez instruction booklet This chapter explains how to determine which MACRS depreciation system applies to your property. 1040ez instruction booklet It also discusses other information you need to know before you can figure depreciation under MACRS. 1040ez instruction booklet This information includes the property's recovery class, placed in service date, and basis, as well as the applicable recovery period, convention, and depreciation method. 1040ez instruction booklet It explains how to use this information to figure your depreciation deduction and how to use a general asset account to depreciate a group of properties. 1040ez instruction booklet Finally, it explains when and how to recapture MACRS depreciation. 1040ez instruction booklet Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 225 Farmer's Tax Guide 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car  Expenses 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 551 Basis of Assets 587 Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Daycare Providers) Form (and Instructions) 2106 Employee Business Expenses 2106-EZ Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses 4562 Depreciation and Amortization See chapter 6 for information about getting publications and forms. 1040ez instruction booklet Which Depreciation System (GDS or ADS) Applies? Your use of either the General Depreciation System (GDS) or the Alternative Depreciation System (ADS) to depreciate property under MACRS determines what depreciation method and recovery period you use. 1040ez instruction booklet You generally must use GDS unless you are specifically required by law to use ADS or you elect to use ADS. 1040ez instruction booklet If you placed your property in service in 2013, complete Part III of Form 4562 to report depreciation using MACRS. 1040ez instruction booklet Complete section B of Part III to report depreciation using GDS, and complete section C of Part III to report depreciation using ADS. 1040ez instruction booklet If you placed your property in service before 2013 and are required to file Form 4562, report depreciation using either GDS or ADS on line 17 in Part III. 1040ez instruction booklet Required use of ADS. 1040ez instruction booklet   You must use ADS for the following property. 1040ez instruction booklet Listed property used 50% or less in a qualified business use. 1040ez instruction booklet See chapter 5 for information on listed property. 1040ez instruction booklet Any tangible property used predominantly outside the United States during the year. 1040ez instruction booklet Any tax-exempt use property. 1040ez instruction booklet Any tax-exempt bond-financed property. 1040ez instruction booklet All property used predominantly in a farming business and placed in service in any tax year during which an election not to apply the uniform capitalization rules to certain farming costs is in effect. 1040ez instruction booklet Any property imported from a foreign country for which an Executive Order is in effect because the country maintains trade restrictions or engages in other discriminatory acts. 1040ez instruction booklet If you are required to use ADS to depreciate your property, you cannot claim any special depreciation allowance (discussed in chapter 3) for the property. 1040ez instruction booklet Electing ADS. 1040ez instruction booklet   Although your property may qualify for GDS, you can elect to use ADS. 1040ez instruction booklet The election generally must cover all property in the same property class that you placed in service during the year. 1040ez instruction booklet However, the election for residential rental property and nonresidential real property can be made on a property-by-property basis. 1040ez instruction booklet Once you make this election, you can never revoke it. 1040ez instruction booklet   You make the election by completing line 20 in Part III of Form 4562. 1040ez instruction booklet Which Property Class Applies Under GDS? The following is a list of the nine property classifications under GDS and examples of the types of property included in each class. 1040ez instruction booklet These property classes are also listed under column (a) in section B, Part III, of Form 4562. 1040ez instruction booklet For detailed information on property classes, see Appendix B, Table of Class Lives and Recovery Periods, in this publication. 1040ez instruction booklet 3-year property. 1040ez instruction booklet Tractor units for over-the-road use. 1040ez instruction booklet Any race horse over 2 years old when placed in service. 1040ez instruction booklet (All race horses placed in service after December 31, 2008, and before January 1, 2014, are deemed to be 3-year property, regardless of age. 1040ez instruction booklet ) Any other horse (other than a race horse) over 12 years old when placed in service. 1040ez instruction booklet Qualified rent-to-own property (defined later). 1040ez instruction booklet 5-year property. 1040ez instruction booklet Automobiles, taxis, buses, and trucks. 1040ez instruction booklet Computers and peripheral equipment. 1040ez instruction booklet Office machinery (such as typewriters, calculators, and copiers). 1040ez instruction booklet Any property used in research and experimentation. 1040ez instruction booklet Breeding cattle and dairy cattle. 1040ez instruction booklet Appliances, carpets, furniture, etc. 1040ez instruction booklet , used in a residential rental real estate activity. 1040ez instruction booklet Certain geothermal, solar, and wind energy property. 1040ez instruction booklet 7-year property. 1040ez instruction booklet Office furniture and fixtures (such as desks, files, and safes). 1040ez instruction booklet Agricultural machinery and equipment. 1040ez instruction booklet Any property that does not have a class life and has not been designated by law as being in any other class. 1040ez instruction booklet Certain motorsports entertainment complex property (defined later) placed in service before January 1, 2014. 1040ez instruction booklet Any natural gas gathering line placed in service after April 11, 2005. 1040ez instruction booklet See Natural gas gathering line and electric transmission property , later. 1040ez instruction booklet 10-year property. 1040ez instruction booklet Vessels, barges, tugs, and similar water transportation equipment. 1040ez instruction booklet Any single purpose agricultural or horticultural structure. 1040ez instruction booklet Any tree or vine bearing fruits or nuts. 1040ez instruction booklet Qualified small electric meter and qualified smart electric grid system (defined later) placed in service on or after October 3, 2008. 1040ez instruction booklet 15-year property. 1040ez instruction booklet Certain improvements made directly to land or added to it (such as shrubbery, fences, roads, sidewalks, and bridges). 1040ez instruction booklet Any retail motor fuels outlet (defined later), such as a convenience store. 1040ez instruction booklet Any municipal wastewater treatment plant. 1040ez instruction booklet Any qualified leasehold improvement property (defined later) placed in service before January 1, 2014. 1040ez instruction booklet Any qualified restaurant property (defined later) placed in service before January 1, 2014. 1040ez instruction booklet Initial clearing and grading land improvements for gas utility property. 1040ez instruction booklet Electric transmission property (that is section 1245 property) used in the transmission at 69 or more kilovolts of electricity placed in service after April 11, 2005. 1040ez instruction booklet See Natural gas gathering line and electric transmission property , later. 1040ez instruction booklet Any natural gas distribution line placed in service after April 11, 2005 and before January 1, 2011. 1040ez instruction booklet Any qualified retail improvement property placed in service before January 1, 2014. 1040ez instruction booklet 20-year property. 1040ez instruction booklet Farm buildings (other than single purpose agricultural or horticultural structures). 1040ez instruction booklet Municipal sewers not classified as 25-year property. 1040ez instruction booklet Initial clearing and grading land improvements for electric utility transmission and distribution plants. 1040ez instruction booklet 25-year property. 1040ez instruction booklet This class is water utility property, which is either of the following. 1040ez instruction booklet Property that is an integral part of the gathering, treatment, or commercial distribution of water, and that, without regard to this provision, would be 20-year property. 1040ez instruction booklet Municipal sewers other than property placed in service under a binding contract in effect at all times since June 9, 1996. 1040ez instruction booklet Residential rental property. 1040ez instruction booklet This is any building or structure, such as a rental home (including a mobile home), if 80% or more of its gross rental income for the tax year is from dwelling units. 1040ez instruction booklet A dwelling unit is a house or apartment used to provide living accommodations in a building or structure. 1040ez instruction booklet It does not include a unit in a hotel, motel, or other establishment where more than half the units are used on a transient basis. 1040ez instruction booklet If you occupy any part of the building or structure for personal use, its gross rental income includes the fair rental value of the part you occupy. 1040ez instruction booklet Nonresidential real property. 1040ez instruction booklet This is section 1250 property, such as an office building, store, or warehouse, that is neither residential rental property nor property with a class life of less than 27. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 years. 1040ez instruction booklet Qualified rent-to-own property. 1040ez instruction booklet   Qualified rent-to-own property is property held by a rent-to-own dealer for purposes of being subject to a rent-to-own contract. 1040ez instruction booklet It is tangible personal property generally used in the home for personal use. 1040ez instruction booklet It includes computers and peripheral equipment, televisions, videocassette recorders, stereos, camcorders, appliances, furniture, washing machines and dryers, refrigerators, and other similar consumer durable property. 1040ez instruction booklet Consumer durable property does not include real property, aircraft, boats, motor vehicles, or trailers. 1040ez instruction booklet   If some of the property you rent to others under a rent-to-own agreement is of a type that may be used by the renters for either personal or business purposes, you still can treat this property as qualified property as long as it does not represent a significant portion of your leasing property. 1040ez instruction booklet However, if this dual-use property does represent a significant portion of your leasing property, you must prove that this property is qualified rent-to-own property. 1040ez instruction booklet Rent-to-own dealer. 1040ez instruction booklet   You are a rent-to-own dealer if you meet all the following requirements. 1040ez instruction booklet You regularly enter into rent-to-own contracts (defined below) in the ordinary course of your business for the use of consumer property. 1040ez instruction booklet A substantial portion of these contracts end with the customer returning the property before making all the payments required to transfer ownership. 1040ez instruction booklet The property is tangible personal property of a type generally used within the home for personal use. 1040ez instruction booklet Rent-to-own contract. 1040ez instruction booklet   This is any lease for the use of consumer property between a rent-to-own dealer and a customer who is an individual which— Is titled “Rent-to-Own Agreement,” “Lease Agreement with Ownership Option,” or other similar language. 1040ez instruction booklet Provides a beginning date and a maximum period of time, not to exceed 156 weeks or 36 months from the beginning date, for which the contract can be in effect (including renewals or options to extend). 1040ez instruction booklet Provides for regular periodic (weekly or monthly) payments that can be either level or decreasing. 1040ez instruction booklet If the payments are decreasing, no payment can be less than 40% of the largest payment. 1040ez instruction booklet Provides for total payments that generally exceed the normal retail price of the property plus interest. 1040ez instruction booklet Provides for total payments that do not exceed $10,000 for each item of property. 1040ez instruction booklet Provides that the customer has no legal obligation to make all payments outlined in the contract and that, at the end of each weekly or monthly payment period, the customer can either continue to use the property by making the next payment or return the property in good working order with no further obligations and no entitlement to a return of any prior payments. 1040ez instruction booklet Provides that legal title to the property remains with the rent-to-own dealer until the customer makes either all the required payments or the early purchase payments required under the contract to acquire legal title. 1040ez instruction booklet Provides that the customer has no right to sell, sublease, mortgage, pawn, pledge, or otherwise dispose of the property until all contract payments have been made. 1040ez instruction booklet Motorsports entertainment complex. 1040ez instruction booklet   This is a racing track facility permanently situated on land that hosts one or more racing events for automobiles, trucks, or motorcycles during the 36-month period after the first day of the month in which the facility is placed in service. 1040ez instruction booklet The events must be open to the public for the price of admission. 1040ez instruction booklet Qualified smart electric grid system. 1040ez instruction booklet   A qualified smart electric grid system means any smart grid property used as part of a system for electric distribution grid communications, monitoring, and management placed in service after October 3, 2008, by a taxpayer who is a supplier of electrical energy or a provider of electrical energy services. 1040ez instruction booklet Smart grid property includes electronics and related equipment that is capable of: Sensing, collecting, and monitoring data of or from all portions of a utility's electric distribution grid, Providing real-time, two-way communications to monitor or to manage the grid, and Providing real-time analysis of an event prediction based on collected data that can be used to provide electric distribution system reliability, quality, and performance. 1040ez instruction booklet Retail motor fuels outlet. 1040ez instruction booklet   Real property is a retail motor fuels outlet if it is used to a substantial extent in the retail marketing of petroleum or petroleum products (whether or not it is also used to sell food or other convenience items) and meets any one of the following three tests. 1040ez instruction booklet It is not larger than 1,400 square feet. 1040ez instruction booklet 50% or more of the gross revenues generated from the property are derived from petroleum sales. 1040ez instruction booklet 50% or more of the floor space in the property is devoted to petroleum marketing sales. 1040ez instruction booklet A retail motor fuels outlet does not include any facility related to petroleum and natural gas trunk pipelines. 1040ez instruction booklet Qualified leasehold improvement property. 1040ez instruction booklet    Generally, this is any improvement to an interior part of a building (placed in service before January 1, 2014) that is nonresidential real property, provided all of the requirements discussed in chapter 3 under Qualified leasehold improvement property are met. 1040ez instruction booklet   In addition, an improvement made by the lessor does not qualify as qualified leasehold improvement property to any subsequent owner unless it is acquired from the original lessor by reason of the lessor's death or in any of the following types of transactions. 1040ez instruction booklet A transaction to which section 381(a) applies, A mere change in the form of conducting the trade or business so long as the property is retained in the trade or business as qualified leasehold improvement property and the taxpayer retains a substantial interest in the trade or business, A like-kind exchange, involuntary conversion, or reacquisition of real property to the extent that the basis in the property represents the carryover basis, or Certain nonrecognition transactions to the extent that your basis in the property is determined by reference to the transferor's or distributor's basis in the property. 1040ez instruction booklet Examples include the following. 1040ez instruction booklet A complete liquidation of a subsidiary. 1040ez instruction booklet A transfer to a corporation controlled by the transferor. 1040ez instruction booklet An exchange of property by a corporation solely for stock or securities in another corporation in a reorganization. 1040ez instruction booklet Qualified restaurant property. 1040ez instruction booklet   Qualified restaurant property is any section 1250 property that is a building placed in service after December 31, 2008, and before January 1, 2014. 1040ez instruction booklet Also, more than 50% of the building's square footage must be devoted to preparation of meals and seating for on-premises consumption of prepared meals. 1040ez instruction booklet Qualified smart electric meter. 1040ez instruction booklet   A qualified smart electric meter is any time-based meter and related communication equipment which is placed in service by a supplier of electric energy or a provider of electric energy services and which is capable of being used by you as part of a system that: Measures and records electricity usage data on a time-differentiated basis in at least 24 separate time segments per day; Provides for the exchange of information between the supplier or provider and the customer's smart electric meter in support of time-based rates or other forms of demand response; Provides data to the supplier or provider so that the supplier or provider can provide energy usage information to customers electronically, and Provides all commercial and residential customers of such supplier or provider with net metering. 1040ez instruction booklet Net metering means allowing a customer a credit, if any, as complies with applicable federal and state laws and regulations for providing electricity to the supplier or provider. 1040ez instruction booklet Natural gas gathering line and electric transmission property. 1040ez instruction booklet   Any natural gas gathering line placed in service after April 11, 2005, is treated as 7-year property, and electric transmission property (that is section 1245 property) used in the transmission at 69 or more kilovolts of electricity and any natural gas distribution line placed in service after April 11, 2005, are treated as 15-year property, if the following requirements are met. 1040ez instruction booklet The original use of the property must have begun with you after April 11, 2005. 1040ez instruction booklet Original use means the first use to which the property is put, whether or not by you. 1040ez instruction booklet Therefore, property used by any person before April 12, 2005, is not original use. 1040ez instruction booklet Original use includes additional capital expenditures you incurred to recondition or rebuild your property. 1040ez instruction booklet However, original use does not include the cost of reconditioned or rebuilt property you acquired. 1040ez instruction booklet Property containing used parts will not be treated as reconditioned or rebuilt if the cost of the used parts is not more than 20% of the total cost of the property. 1040ez instruction booklet The property must not be placed in service under a binding contract in effect before April 12, 2005. 1040ez instruction booklet The property must not be self-constructed property (property you manufacture, construct, or produce for your own use), if you began the manufacture, construction, or production of the property before April 12, 2005. 1040ez instruction booklet Property that is manufactured, constructed, or produced for your use by another person under a written binding contract entered into by you or a related party before the manufacture, construction, or production of the property is considered to be manufactured, constructed, or produced by you. 1040ez instruction booklet What Is the Placed in Service Date? You begin to claim depreciation when your property is placed in service for either use in a trade or business or the production of income. 1040ez instruction booklet The placed in service date for your property is the date the property is ready and available for a specific use. 1040ez instruction booklet It is therefore not necessarily the date it is first used. 1040ez instruction booklet If you converted property held for personal use to use in a trade or business or for the production of income, treat the property as being placed in service on the conversion date. 1040ez instruction booklet See Placed in Service under When Does Depreciation Begin and End in chapter 1 for examples illustrating when property is placed in service. 1040ez instruction booklet What Is the Basis for Depreciation? The basis for depreciation of MACRS property is the property's cost or other basis multiplied by the percentage of business/investment use. 1040ez instruction booklet For a discussion of business/investment use, see Partial business or investment use under Property Used in Your Business or Income-Producing Activity in chapter 1 . 1040ez instruction booklet Reduce that amount by any credits and deductions allocable to the property. 1040ez instruction booklet The following are examples of some credits and deductions that reduce basis. 1040ez instruction booklet Any deduction for section 179 property. 1040ez instruction booklet Any deduction under section 179B of the Internal Revenue Code for capital costs to comply with Environmental Protection Agency sulfur regulations. 1040ez instruction booklet Any deduction under section 179C of the Internal Revenue Code for certain qualified refinery property placed in service after August 8, 2005, and before January 1, 2014. 1040ez instruction booklet Any deduction under section 179D of the Internal Revenue Code for certain energy efficient commercial building property placed in service after December 31, 2005, and before January 1, 2014. 1040ez instruction booklet Any deduction under section 179E of the Internal Revenue Code for qualified advanced mine safety equipment property placed in service after December 20, 2006, and before January 1, 2014 . 1040ez instruction booklet Any deduction for removal of barriers to the disabled and the elderly. 1040ez instruction booklet Any disabled access credit, enhanced oil recovery credit, and credit for employer-provided childcare facilities and services. 1040ez instruction booklet Any special depreciation allowance. 1040ez instruction booklet Basis adjustment for investment credit property under section 50(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. 1040ez instruction booklet For additional credits and deductions that affect basis, see section 1016 of the Internal Revenue Code. 1040ez instruction booklet Enter the basis for depreciation under column (c) in Part III of Form 4562. 1040ez instruction booklet For information about how to determine the cost or other basis of property, see What Is the Basis of Your Depreciable Property in chapter 1 . 1040ez instruction booklet Which Recovery Period Applies? The recovery period of property is the number of years over which you recover its cost or other basis. 1040ez instruction booklet It is determined based on the depreciation system (GDS or ADS) used. 1040ez instruction booklet Recovery Periods Under GDS Under GDS, property that is not qualified Indian reservation property is depreciated over one of the following recovery periods. 1040ez instruction booklet Property Class Recovery Period 3-year property   3 years 1   5-year property   5 years     7-year property   7 years     10-year property   10 years     15-year property   15 years 2   20-year property   20 years     25-year property   25 years 3   Residential rental property   27. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 years     Nonresidential real property   39 years 4   15 years for qualified rent-to-own property placed in service before August 6, 1997. 1040ez instruction booklet 239 years for property that is a retail motor fuels outlet placed in service before August 20, 1996 (31. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 years if placed in service before May 13, 1993), unless you elected to depreciate it over 15 years. 1040ez instruction booklet 320 years for property placed in service before June 13, 1996, or under a binding contract in effect before June 10, 1996. 1040ez instruction booklet 431. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 years for property placed in service before May 13, 1993 (or before January 1, 1994, if the purchase or construction of the property is under a binding contract in effect before May 13, 1993, or if construction began before May 13, 1993). 1040ez instruction booklet The GDS recovery periods for property not listed above can be found in Appendix B, Table of Class Lives and Recovery Periods. 1040ez instruction booklet Residential rental property and nonresidential real property are defined earlier under Which Depreciation System (GDS or ADS) Applies. 1040ez instruction booklet Enter the appropriate recovery period on Form 4562 under column (d) in section B of Part III, unless already shown (for 25-year property, residential rental property, and nonresidential real property). 1040ez instruction booklet Office in the home. 1040ez instruction booklet   If your home is a personal-use single family residence and you begin to use part of your home as an office, depreciate that part of your home as nonresidential real property over 39 years (31. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 years if you began using it for business before May 13, 1993). 1040ez instruction booklet However, if your home is an apartment in an apartment building that you own and the building is residential rental property as defined earlier under Which Depreciation System (GDS or ADS) Applies , depreciate the part used as an office as residential rental property over 27. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 years. 1040ez instruction booklet See Publication 587 for a discussion of the tests you must meet to claim expenses, including depreciation, for the business use of your home. 1040ez instruction booklet Home changed to rental use. 1040ez instruction booklet   If you begin to rent a home that was your personal home before 1987, you depreciate it as residential rental property over 27. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 years. 1040ez instruction booklet Indian Reservation Property The recovery periods for qualified property you placed in service on an Indian reservation after 1993 and before 2014 are shorter than those listed earlier. 1040ez instruction booklet The following table shows these shorter recovery periods. 1040ez instruction booklet Property Class Recovery  Period 3-year property 2 years 5-year property 3 years 7-year property 4 years 10-year property 6 years 15-year property 9 years 20-year property 12 years Nonresidential real property 22 years Nonresidential real property is defined earlier under Which Property Class Applies Under GDS . 1040ez instruction booklet Use this chart to find the correct percentage table to use for qualified Indian reservation property. 1040ez instruction booklet IF your recovery period is: THEN use the following table in Appendix A: 2 years A-21 3 years A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, or A-5 4 years A-22 6 years A-23 9 years A-14, A-15, A-16, A-17, or A-18 12 years A-14, A-15, A-16, A-17, or A-18 22 years A-24 Qualified property. 1040ez instruction booklet   Property eligible for the shorter recovery periods are 3-, 5-, 7-, 10-, 15-, and 20-year property and nonresidential real property. 1040ez instruction booklet You must use this property predominantly in the active conduct of a trade or business within an Indian reservation. 1040ez instruction booklet The rental of real property that is located on an Indian reservation is treated as the active conduct of a trade or business within an Indian reservation. 1040ez instruction booklet   The following property is not qualified property. 1040ez instruction booklet Property used or located outside an Indian reservation on a regular basis, other than qualified infrastructure property. 1040ez instruction booklet Property acquired directly or indirectly from a related person. 1040ez instruction booklet Property placed in service for purposes of conducting or housing class I, II, or III gaming activities. 1040ez instruction booklet These activities are defined in section 4 of the Indian Regulatory Act (25 U. 1040ez instruction booklet S. 1040ez instruction booklet C. 1040ez instruction booklet 2703). 1040ez instruction booklet Any property you must depreciate under ADS. 1040ez instruction booklet Determine whether property is qualified without regard to the election to use ADS and after applying the special rules for listed property not used predominantly for qualified business use (discussed in chapter 5). 1040ez instruction booklet Qualified infrastructure property. 1040ez instruction booklet   Item (1) above does not apply to qualified infrastructure property located outside the reservation that is used to connect with qualified infrastructure property within the reservation. 1040ez instruction booklet Qualified infrastructure property is property that meets all the following rules. 1040ez instruction booklet It is qualified property, as defined earlier, except that it is outside the reservation. 1040ez instruction booklet It benefits the tribal infrastructure. 1040ez instruction booklet It is available to the general public. 1040ez instruction booklet It is placed in service in connection with the active conduct of a trade or business within a reservation. 1040ez instruction booklet Infrastructure property includes, but is not limited to, roads, power lines, water systems, railroad spurs, and communications facilities. 1040ez instruction booklet Related person. 1040ez instruction booklet   For purposes of item (2) above, see Related persons in the discussion on property owned or used in 1986 under What Method Can You Use To Depreciate Your Property in chapter 1 for a description of related persons. 1040ez instruction booklet Indian reservation. 1040ez instruction booklet   The term Indian reservation means a reservation as defined in section 3(d) of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (25 U. 1040ez instruction booklet S. 1040ez instruction booklet C. 1040ez instruction booklet 1452(d)) or section 4(10) of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (25 U. 1040ez instruction booklet S. 1040ez instruction booklet C. 1040ez instruction booklet 1903(10)). 1040ez instruction booklet Section 3(d) of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 defines reservation to include former Indian reservations in Oklahoma. 1040ez instruction booklet For a definition of the term “former Indian reservations in Oklahoma,” see Notice 98-45 in Internal Revenue Bulletin 1998-35. 1040ez instruction booklet Recovery Periods Under ADS The recovery periods for most property generally are longer under ADS than they are under GDS. 1040ez instruction booklet The following table shows some of the ADS recovery periods. 1040ez instruction booklet Property Recovery  Period Rent-to-own property 4 years Automobiles and light duty trucks 5 years Computers and peripheral equipment 5 years High technology telephone station equipment installed on customer premises 5 years High technology medical equipment 5 years Personal property with no class life 12 years Natural gas gathering lines 14 years Single purpose agricultural and horticultural structures 15 years Any tree or vine bearing fruit or nuts 20 years Initial clearing and grading land  improvements for gas utility property 20 years Initial clearing and grading land  improvements for electric utility  transmission and distribution plants 25 years Electric transmission property used in the transmission at 69 or more kilovolts of electricity 30 years Natural gas distribution lines 35 years Any qualified leasehold improvement property 39 years Any qualified restaurant property 39 years Nonresidential real property 40 years Residential rental property 40 years Section 1245 real property not listed in Appendix B 40 years Railroad grading and tunnel bore 50 years The ADS recovery periods for property not listed above can be found in the tables in Appendix B. 1040ez instruction booklet Rent-to-own property, qualified leasehold improvement property, qualified restaurant property, residential rental property, and nonresidential real property are defined earlier under Which Property Class Applies Under GDS . 1040ez instruction booklet Tax-exempt use property subject to a lease. 1040ez instruction booklet   The ADS recovery period for any property leased under a lease agreement to a tax-exempt organization, governmental unit, or foreign person or entity (other than a partnership) cannot be less than 125% of the lease term. 1040ez instruction booklet Additions and Improvements An addition or improvement you make to depreciable property is treated as separate depreciable property. 1040ez instruction booklet See How Do You Treat Repairs and Improvements in chapter 1 for a definition of improvements. 1040ez instruction booklet Its property class and recovery period are the same as those 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. 1040ez instruction booklet The recovery period begins on the later of the following dates. 1040ez instruction booklet The date you place the addition or improvement in service. 1040ez instruction booklet The date you place in service the property to which you made the addition or improvement. 1040ez instruction booklet If the improvement you make is qualified leasehold improvement property, qualified restaurant property, or qualified retail improvement property, the GDS recovery period is 15 years (39 years under ADS). 1040ez instruction booklet Example. 1040ez instruction booklet You own a rental home that you have been renting out since 1981. 1040ez instruction booklet If you put an addition on the home and place the addition in service this year, you would use MACRS to figure your depreciation deduction for the addition. 1040ez instruction booklet Under GDS, the property class for the addition is residential rental property and its recovery period is 27. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 years because the home to which the addition is made would be residential rental property if you had placed it in service this year. 1040ez instruction booklet Which Convention Applies? Under MACRS, averaging conventions establish when the recovery period begins and ends. 1040ez instruction booklet The convention you use determines the number of months for which you can claim depreciation in the year you place property in service and in the year you dispose of the property. 1040ez instruction booklet The mid-month convention. 1040ez instruction booklet   Use this convention for nonresidential real property, residential rental property, and any railroad grading or tunnel bore. 1040ez instruction booklet   Under this convention, you treat all property placed in service or disposed of during a month as placed in service or disposed of at the midpoint of the month. 1040ez instruction booklet This means that a one-half month of depreciation is allowed for the month the property is placed in service or disposed of. 1040ez instruction booklet   Your use of the mid-month convention is indicated by the “MM” already shown under column (e) in Part III of Form 4562. 1040ez instruction booklet The mid-quarter convention. 1040ez instruction booklet   Use this convention if the mid-month convention does not apply and the total depreciable bases of MACRS property you placed in service during the last 3 months of the tax year (excluding nonresidential real property, residential rental property, any railroad grading or tunnel bore, property placed in service and disposed of in the same year, and property that is being depreciated under a method other than MACRS) are more than 40% of the total depreciable bases of all MACRS property you placed in service during the entire year. 1040ez instruction booklet   Under this convention, you treat all property placed in service or disposed of during any quarter of the tax year as placed in service or disposed of at the midpoint of that quarter. 1040ez instruction booklet This means that 1½ months of depreciation is allowed for the quarter the property is placed in service or disposed of. 1040ez instruction booklet   If you use this convention, enter “MQ” under column (e) in Part III of Form 4562. 1040ez instruction booklet    For purposes of determining whether the mid-quarter convention applies, the depreciable basis of property you placed in service during the tax year reflects the reduction in basis for amounts expensed under section 179 and the part of the basis of property attributable to personal use. 1040ez instruction booklet However, it does not reflect any reduction in basis for any special depreciation allowance. 1040ez instruction booklet The half-year convention. 1040ez instruction booklet   Use this convention if neither the mid-quarter convention nor the mid-month convention applies. 1040ez instruction booklet   Under this convention, you treat all property placed in service or disposed of during a tax year as placed in service or disposed of at the midpoint of the year. 1040ez instruction booklet This means that a one-half year of depreciation is allowed for the year the property is placed in service or disposed of. 1040ez instruction booklet   If you use this convention, enter “HY” under column (e) in Part III of Form 4562. 1040ez instruction booklet Which Depreciation Method Applies? MACRS provides three depreciation methods under GDS and one depreciation method under ADS. 1040ez instruction booklet The 200% declining balance method over a GDS recovery period. 1040ez instruction booklet The 150% declining balance method over a GDS recovery period. 1040ez instruction booklet The straight line method over a GDS recovery period. 1040ez instruction booklet The straight line method over an ADS recovery period. 1040ez instruction booklet For property placed in service before 1999, you could have elected the 150% declining balance method using the ADS recovery periods for certain property classes. 1040ez instruction booklet If you made this election, continue to use the same method and recovery period for that property. 1040ez instruction booklet Table 4–1 lists the types of property you can depreciate under each method. 1040ez instruction booklet It also gives a brief explanation of the method, including any benefits that may apply. 1040ez instruction booklet Depreciation Methods for Farm Property If you place personal property in service in a farming business after 1988, you generally must depreciate it under GDS using the 150% declining balance method unless you are a farmer who must depreciate the property under ADS using the straight line method or you elect to depreciate the property under GDS or ADS using the straight line method. 1040ez instruction booklet You can depreciate real property using the straight line method under either GDS or ADS. 1040ez instruction booklet Fruit or nut trees and vines. 1040ez instruction booklet   Depreciate trees and vines bearing fruit or nuts under GDS using the straight line method over a recovery period of 10 years. 1040ez instruction booklet ADS required for some farmers. 1040ez instruction booklet   If you elect not to apply the uniform capitalization rules to any plant produced in your farming business, you must use ADS. 1040ez instruction booklet You must use ADS for all property you place in service in any year the election is in effect. 1040ez instruction booklet See the regulations under section 263A of the Internal Revenue Code for information on the uniform capitalization rules that apply to farm property. 1040ez instruction booklet Electing a Different Method As shown in Table 4–1 , you can elect a different method for depreciation for certain types of property. 1040ez instruction booklet You must make the election by the due date of the return (including extensions) for the year you placed the property in service. 1040ez instruction booklet However, if you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you still can make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). 1040ez instruction booklet Attach the election to the amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. 1040ez instruction booklet 9100-2” on the election statement. 1040ez instruction booklet File the amended return at the same address you filed the original return. 1040ez instruction booklet Once you make the election, you cannot change it. 1040ez instruction booklet If you elect to use a different method for one item in a property class, you must apply the same method to all property in that class placed in service during the year of the election. 1040ez instruction booklet However, you can make the election on a property-by-property basis for nonresidential real and residential rental property. 1040ez instruction booklet 150% election. 1040ez instruction booklet   Instead of using the 200% declining balance method over the GDS recovery period for nonfarm property in the 3-, 5-, 7-, and 10-year property classes, you can elect to use the 150% declining balance method. 1040ez instruction booklet Make the election by entering “150 DB” under column (f) in Part III of Form 4562. 1040ez instruction booklet Straight line election. 1040ez instruction booklet   Instead of using either the 200% or 150% declining balance methods over the GDS recovery period, you can elect to use the straight line method over the GDS recovery period. 1040ez instruction booklet Make the election by entering  “S/L” under column (f) in Part III of Form 4562. 1040ez instruction booklet Election of ADS. 1040ez instruction booklet   As explained earlier under Which Depreciation System (GDS or ADS) Applies , you can elect to use ADS even though your property may come under GDS. 1040ez instruction booklet ADS uses the straight line method of depreciation over fixed ADS recovery periods. 1040ez instruction booklet Most ADS recovery periods are listed in Appendix B, or see the table under Recovery Periods Under ADS , earlier. 1040ez instruction booklet   Make the election by completing line 20 in Part III of Form 4562. 1040ez instruction booklet Farm property. 1040ez instruction booklet   Instead of using the 150% declining balance method over a GDS recovery period for property you use in a farming business (other than real property), you can elect to depreciate it using either of the following methods. 1040ez instruction booklet The straight line method over a GDS recovery period. 1040ez instruction booklet The straight line method over an ADS recovery period. 1040ez instruction booklet Table 4-1. 1040ez instruction booklet Depreciation Methods Note. 1040ez instruction booklet The declining balance method is abbreviated as DB and the straight line method is abbreviated as SL. 1040ez instruction booklet Method Type of Property Benefit GDS using 200% DB • Nonfarm 3-, 5-, 7-, and 10-year property • Provides a greater deduction during the earlier recovery years • Changes to SL when that method provides an equal or greater deduction GDS using 150% DB • All farm property (except real property) • All 15- and 20-year property (except qualified leasehold improvement property, qualified restaurant property, and qualified retail improvement property placed in service before January 1, 2014) • Nonfarm 3-, 5-, 7-, and 10-year property • Provides a greater deduction during the earlier recovery years • Changes to SL when that method provides an equal or greater deduction1 GDS using SL • Nonresidential real property • Qualified leasehold improvement property placed in service before January 1, 2014 • Qualified restaurant property placed in service before January 1, 2014 • Qualified retail improvement property placed in service before January 1, 2014 • Residential rental property • Trees or vines bearing fruit or nuts • Water utility property • All 3-, 5-, 7-, 10-, 15-, and 20-year property2 • Property for which you elected section 168(k)(4) • Provides for equal yearly deductions (except for the first and last years) ADS using SL • Listed property used 50% or less for business • Property used predominantly outside the U. 1040ez instruction booklet S. 1040ez instruction booklet  • Tax-exempt property • Tax-exempt bond-financed property • Farm property used when an election not to apply the uniform capitalization rules is in effect • Imported property3 • Any property for which you elect to use this method4 • Provides for equal yearly deductions (except for the first and last years) 1The MACRS percentage tables in Appendix A have the switch to the straight line method built into their rates 2See section 168(b)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code. 1040ez instruction booklet 3See section 168(g)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code 4See section 168(g)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code How Is the Depreciation Deduction Figured? To figure your depreciation deduction under MACRS, you first determine the depreciation system, property class, placed in service date, basis amount, recovery period, convention, and depreciation method that applies to your property. 1040ez instruction booklet Then, you are ready to figure your depreciation deduction. 1040ez instruction booklet You can figure it using a percentage table provided by the IRS, or you can figure it yourself without using the table. 1040ez instruction booklet Using the MACRS Percentage Tables To help you figure your deduction under MACRS, the IRS has established percentage tables that incorporate the applicable convention and depreciation method. 1040ez instruction booklet These percentage tables are in Appendix A near the end of this publication. 1040ez instruction booklet Which table to use. 1040ez instruction booklet    Appendix A contains the MACRS Percentage Table Guide, which is designed to help you locate the correct percentage table to use for depreciating your property. 1040ez instruction booklet The percentage tables immediately follow the guide. 1040ez instruction booklet Rules Covering the Use of the Tables The following rules cover the use of the percentage tables. 1040ez instruction booklet You must apply the rates in the percentage tables to your property's unadjusted basis. 1040ez instruction booklet You cannot use the percentage tables for a short tax year. 1040ez instruction booklet See Figuring the Deduction for a Short Tax Year, later, for information on the short tax year rules. 1040ez instruction booklet Once you start using the percentage tables for any item of property, you generally must continue to use them for the entire recovery period of the property. 1040ez instruction booklet You must stop using the tables if you adjust the basis of the property for any reason other than— Depreciation allowed or allowable, or An addition or improvement to that property that is depreciated as a separate item of property. 1040ez instruction booklet Basis adjustments other than those made due to the items listed in (4) include an increase in basis for the recapture of a clean-fuel deduction or credit and a reduction in basis for a casualty loss. 1040ez instruction booklet Basis adjustment due to recapture of clean-fuel vehicle deduction or credit. 1040ez instruction booklet   If you increase the basis of your property because of the recapture of part or all of a deduction for clean-fuel vehicles or the credit for clean-fuel vehicle refueling property placed in service before January 1, 2006, you cannot continue to use the percentage tables. 1040ez instruction booklet For the year of the adjustment and the remaining recovery period, you must figure the depreciation deduction yourself using the property's adjusted basis at the end of the year. 1040ez instruction booklet See Figuring the Deduction Without Using the Tables, later. 1040ez instruction booklet Basis adjustment due to casualty loss. 1040ez instruction booklet   If you reduce the basis of your property because of a casualty, you cannot continue to use the percentage tables. 1040ez instruction booklet For the year of the adjustment and the remaining recovery period, you must figure the depreciation yourself using the property's adjusted basis at the end of the year. 1040ez instruction booklet See Figuring the Deduction Without Using the Tables, later. 1040ez instruction booklet Example. 1040ez instruction booklet On October 26, 2012, Sandra Elm, a calendar year taxpayer, bought and placed in service in her business a new item of 7-year property. 1040ez instruction booklet It cost $39,000 and she elected a section 179 deduction of $24,000. 1040ez instruction booklet She also took a special depreciation allowance of $7,500 [50% of $15,000 ($39,000 − $24,000)]. 1040ez instruction booklet Her unadjusted basis after the section 179 deduction and special depreciation allowance was $7,500 ($15,000 − $7,500). 1040ez instruction booklet She figured her MACRS depreciation deduction using the percentage tables. 1040ez instruction booklet For 2012, her MACRS depreciation deduction was $268. 1040ez instruction booklet In July 2013, the property was vandalized and Sandra had a deductible casualty loss of $3,000. 1040ez instruction booklet She must adjust the property's basis for the casualty loss, so she can no longer use the percentage tables. 1040ez instruction booklet Her adjusted basis at the end of 2013, before figuring her 2013 depreciation, is $4,232. 1040ez instruction booklet She figures that amount by subtracting the 2012 MACRS depreciation of $268 and the casualty loss of $3,000 from the unadjusted basis of $7,500. 1040ez instruction booklet She must now figure her depreciation for 2013 without using the percentage tables. 1040ez instruction booklet Figuring the Unadjusted Basis of Your Property You must apply the table rates to your property's unadjusted basis each year of the recovery period. 1040ez instruction booklet Unadjusted basis is the same basis amount you would use to figure gain on a sale, but you figure it without reducing your original basis by any MACRS depreciation taken in earlier years. 1040ez instruction booklet However, you do reduce your original basis by other amounts, including the following. 1040ez instruction booklet Any amortization taken on the property. 1040ez instruction booklet Any section 179 deduction claimed. 1040ez instruction booklet Any special depreciation allowance taken on the property. 1040ez instruction booklet For business property you purchase during the year, the unadjusted basis is its cost minus these and other applicable adjustments. 1040ez instruction booklet If you trade property, your unadjusted basis in the property received is the cash paid plus the adjusted basis of the property traded minus these adjustments. 1040ez instruction booklet MACRS Worksheet You can use this worksheet to help you figure your depreciation deduction using the percentage tables. 1040ez instruction booklet Use a separate worksheet for each item of property. 1040ez instruction booklet Then, use the information from this worksheet to prepare Form 4562. 1040ez instruction booklet Do not use this worksheet for automobiles. 1040ez instruction booklet Use the Depreciation Worksheet for Passenger Automobiles in chapter 5. 1040ez instruction booklet MACRS Worksheet Part I   1. 1040ez instruction booklet MACRS system (GDS or ADS)   2. 1040ez instruction booklet Property class   3. 1040ez instruction booklet Date placed in service   4. 1040ez instruction booklet Recovery period   5. 1040ez instruction booklet Method and convention   6. 1040ez instruction booklet Depreciation rate (from tables)   Part II   7. 1040ez instruction booklet Cost or other basis* $     8. 1040ez instruction booklet Business/investment use   %   9. 1040ez instruction booklet Multiply line 7 by line 8   $ 10. 1040ez instruction booklet Total claimed for section 179 deduction and other items   $ 11. 1040ez instruction booklet Subtract line 10 from line 9. 1040ez instruction booklet This is your tentative basis for depreciation   $ 12. 1040ez instruction booklet Multiply line 11 by . 1040ez instruction booklet 50 if the 50% special depreciation allowance applies. 1040ez instruction booklet This is your special depreciation allowance. 1040ez instruction booklet Enter -0- if this is not the year you placed the property in service, the property is not qualified property, or you elected not to claim a special allowance   $ 13. 1040ez instruction booklet Subtract line 12 from line 11. 1040ez instruction booklet This is your basis for depreciation     14. 1040ez instruction booklet Depreciation rate (from line 6)     15. 1040ez instruction booklet Multiply line 13 by line 14. 1040ez instruction booklet This is your MACRS depreciation deduction   $ *If real estate, do not include cost (basis) of land. 1040ez instruction booklet The following example shows how to figure your MACRS depreciation deduction using the percentage tables and the MACRS worksheet. 1040ez instruction booklet Example. 1040ez instruction booklet You bought office furniture (7-year property) for $10,000 and placed it in service on August 11, 2013. 1040ez instruction booklet You use the furniture only for business. 1040ez instruction booklet This is the only property you placed in service this year. 1040ez instruction booklet You did not elect a section 179 deduction and the property is not qualified property for purposes of claiming a special depreciation allowance so your property's unadjusted basis is its cost, $10,000. 1040ez instruction booklet You use GDS and the half-year convention to figure your depreciation. 1040ez instruction booklet You refer to the MACRS Percentage Table Guide in Appendix A and find that you should use Table A-1. 1040ez instruction booklet Multiply your property's unadjusted basis each year by the percentage for 7-year property given in Table A-1. 1040ez instruction booklet You figure your depreciation deduction using the MACRS worksheet as follows. 1040ez instruction booklet MACRS Worksheet Part I 1. 1040ez instruction booklet MACRS system (GDS or ADS) GDS 2. 1040ez instruction booklet Property class 7-year 3. 1040ez instruction booklet Date placed in service 8/11/13 4. 1040ez instruction booklet Recovery period 7-Year 5. 1040ez instruction booklet Method and convention 200%DB/Half-Year 6. 1040ez instruction booklet Depreciation rate (from tables) . 1040ez instruction booklet 1429 Part II 7. 1040ez instruction booklet Cost or other basis* $10,000     8. 1040ez instruction booklet Business/investment use 100 %   9. 1040ez instruction booklet Multiply line 7 by line 8   $10,000 10. 1040ez instruction booklet Total claimed for section 179 deduction and other items   -0- 11. 1040ez instruction booklet Subtract line 10 from line 9. 1040ez instruction booklet This is your tentative basis for depreciation   $10,000 12. 1040ez instruction booklet Multiply line 11 by . 1040ez instruction booklet 50 if the 50% special depreciation allowance applies. 1040ez instruction booklet This is your special depreciation allowance. 1040ez instruction booklet Enter -0- if this is not the year you placed the property in service, the property is not qualified property, or you elected not to claim a special allowance   -0- 13. 1040ez instruction booklet Subtract line 12 from line 11. 1040ez instruction booklet This is your basis for depreciation   $10,000 14. 1040ez instruction booklet Depreciation rate (from line 6)   . 1040ez instruction booklet 1429 15. 1040ez instruction booklet Multiply line 13 by line 14. 1040ez instruction booklet This is your MACRS depreciation deduction   $1,429 *If real estate, do not include cost (basis) of land. 1040ez instruction booklet If there are no adjustments to the basis of the property other than depreciation, your depreciation deduction for each subsequent year of the recovery period will be as follows. 1040ez instruction booklet Year   Basis Percentage Deduction 2014 $ 10,000 24. 1040ez instruction booklet 49%   $2,449   2015   10,000 17. 1040ez instruction booklet 49   1,749   2016   10,000 12. 1040ez instruction booklet 49   1,249   2017   10,000 8. 1040ez instruction booklet 93   893   2018   10,000 8. 1040ez instruction booklet 92   892   2019   10,000 8. 1040ez instruction booklet 93   893   2020   10,000 4. 1040ez instruction booklet 46   446   Examples The following examples are provided to show you how to use the percentage tables. 1040ez instruction booklet In both examples, assume the following. 1040ez instruction booklet You use the property only for business. 1040ez instruction booklet You use the calendar year as your tax year. 1040ez instruction booklet You use GDS for all the properties. 1040ez instruction booklet Example 1. 1040ez instruction booklet You bought a building and land for $120,000 and placed it in service on March 8. 1040ez instruction booklet The sales contract showed that the building cost $100,000 and the land cost $20,000. 1040ez instruction booklet It is nonresidential real property. 1040ez instruction booklet The building's unadjusted basis is its original cost, $100,000. 1040ez instruction booklet You refer to the MACRS Percentage Table Guide in Appendix A and find that you should use Table A-7a. 1040ez instruction booklet March is the third month of your tax year, so multiply the building's unadjusted basis, $100,000, by the percentages for the third month in Table A-7a. 1040ez instruction booklet Your depreciation deduction for each of the first 3 years is as follows: Year   Basis Percentage Deduction 1st $ 100,000 2. 1040ez instruction booklet 033%   $2,033   2nd   100,000 2. 1040ez instruction booklet 564   2,564   3rd   100,000 2. 1040ez instruction booklet 564   2,564   Example 2. 1040ez instruction booklet During the year, you bought a machine (7-year property) for $4,000, office furniture (7-year property) for $1,000, and a computer (5-year property) for $5,000. 1040ez instruction booklet You placed the machine in service in January, the furniture in September, and the computer in October. 1040ez instruction booklet You do not elect a section 179 deduction and none of these items is qualified property for purposes of claiming a special depreciation allowance. 1040ez instruction booklet You placed property in service during the last 3 months of the year, so you must first determine if you have to use the mid-quarter convention. 1040ez instruction booklet The total bases of all property you placed in service during the year is $10,000. 1040ez instruction booklet The $5,000 basis of the computer, which you placed in service during the last 3 months (the fourth quarter) of your tax year, is more than 40% of the total bases of all property ($10,000) you placed in service during the year. 1040ez instruction booklet Therefore, you must use the mid-quarter convention for all three items. 1040ez instruction booklet You refer to the MACRS Percentage Table Guide in Appendix A to determine which table you should use under the mid-quarter convention. 1040ez instruction booklet The machine is 7-year property placed in service in the first quarter, so you use Table A-2. 1040ez instruction booklet The furniture is 7-year property placed in service in the third quarter, so you use Table A-4. 1040ez instruction booklet Finally, because the computer is 5-year property placed in service in the fourth quarter, you use Table A-6. 1040ez instruction booklet Knowing what table to use for each property, you figure the depreciation for the first 2 years as follows. 1040ez instruction booklet Year Property Basis Percentage Deduction 1st Machine $4,000 25. 1040ez instruction booklet 00 $1,000   2nd Machine 4,000 21. 1040ez instruction booklet 43 857   1st Furniture 1,000 10. 1040ez instruction booklet 71 107   2nd Furniture 1,000 25. 1040ez instruction booklet 51 255   1st Computer 5,000 5. 1040ez instruction booklet 00 250   2nd Computer 5,000 38. 1040ez instruction booklet 00 1,900   Sale or Other Disposition Before the Recovery Period Ends If you sell or otherwise dispose of your property before the end of its recovery period, your depreciation deduction for the year of the disposition will be only part of the depreciation amount for the full year. 1040ez instruction booklet You have disposed of your property if you have permanently withdrawn it from use in your business or income-producing activity because of its sale, exchange, retirement, abandonment, involuntary conversion, or destruction. 1040ez instruction booklet After you figure the full-year depreciation amount, figure the deductible part using the convention that applies to the property. 1040ez instruction booklet Half-year convention used. 1040ez instruction booklet   For property for which you used a half-year convention, the depreciation deduction for the year of the disposition is half the depreciation determined for the full year. 1040ez instruction booklet Mid-quarter convention used. 1040ez instruction booklet   For property for which you used the mid-quarter convention, figure your depreciation deduction for the year of the disposition by multiplying a full year of depreciation by the percentage listed below for the quarter in which you disposed of the property. 1040ez instruction booklet Quarter Percentage First 12. 1040ez instruction booklet 5% Second 37. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 Third 62. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 Fourth 87. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 Example. 1040ez instruction booklet On December 2, 2010, you placed in service an item of 5-year property costing $10,000. 1040ez instruction booklet You did not claim a section 179 deduction and the property does not qualify for a special depreciation allowance. 1040ez instruction booklet Your unadjusted basis for the property was $10,000. 1040ez instruction booklet You used the mid-quarter convention because this was the only item of business property you placed in service in 2010 and it was placed in service during the last 3 months of your tax year. 1040ez instruction booklet Your property is in the 5-year property class, so you used Table A-5 to figure your depreciation deduction. 1040ez instruction booklet Your deductions for 2010, 2011, and 2012 were $500 (5% of $10,000), $3,800 (38% of $10,000), and $2,280 (22. 1040ez instruction booklet 80% of $10,000). 1040ez instruction booklet You disposed of the property on April 6, 2013. 1040ez instruction booklet To determine your depreciation deduction for 2013, first figure the deduction for the full year. 1040ez instruction booklet This is $1,368 (13. 1040ez instruction booklet 68% of $10,000). 1040ez instruction booklet April is in the second quarter of the year, so you multiply $1,368 by 37. 1040ez instruction booklet 5% to get your depreciation deduction of $513 for 2013. 1040ez instruction booklet Mid-month convention used. 1040ez instruction booklet   If you dispose of residential rental or nonresidential real property, figure your depreciation deduction for the year of the disposition by multiplying a full year of depreciation by a fraction. 1040ez instruction booklet The numerator of the fraction is the number of months (including partial months) in the year that the property is considered in service. 1040ez instruction booklet The denominator is 12. 1040ez instruction booklet Example. 1040ez instruction booklet On July 2, 2011, you purchased and placed in service residential rental property. 1040ez instruction booklet The property cost $100,000, not including the cost of land. 1040ez instruction booklet You used Table A-6 to figure your MACRS depreciation for this property. 1040ez instruction booklet You sold the property on March 2, 2013. 1040ez instruction booklet You file your tax return based on the calendar year. 1040ez instruction booklet A full year of depreciation for 2013 is $3,636. 1040ez instruction booklet This is $100,000 multiplied by . 1040ez instruction booklet 03636 (the percentage for the seventh month of the third recovery year) from Table A-6 . 1040ez instruction booklet You then apply the mid-month convention for the 2½ months of use in 2013. 1040ez instruction booklet Treat the month of disposition as one-half month of use. 1040ez instruction booklet Multiply $3,636 by the fraction, 2. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 over 12, to get your 2013 depreciation deduction of $757. 1040ez instruction booklet 50. 1040ez instruction booklet Figuring the Deduction Without Using the Tables Instead of using the rates in the percentage tables to figure your depreciation deduction, you can figure it yourself. 1040ez instruction booklet Before making the computation each year, you must reduce your adjusted basis in the property by the depreciation claimed the previous year. 1040ez instruction booklet Figuring MACRS deductions without using the tables generally will result in a slightly different amount than using the tables. 1040ez instruction booklet Declining Balance Method When using a declining balance method, you apply the same depreciation rate each year to the adjusted basis of your property. 1040ez instruction booklet You must use the applicable convention for the first tax year and you must switch to the straight line method beginning in the first year for which it will give an equal or greater deduction. 1040ez instruction booklet The straight line method is explained later. 1040ez instruction booklet You figure depreciation for the year you place property in service as follows. 1040ez instruction booklet Multiply your adjusted basis in the property by the declining balance rate. 1040ez instruction booklet Apply the applicable convention. 1040ez instruction booklet You figure depreciation for all other years (before the year you switch to the straight line method) as follows. 1040ez instruction booklet Reduce your adjusted basis in the property by the depreciation allowed or allowable in earlier years. 1040ez instruction booklet Multiply this new adjusted basis by the same declining balance rate used in earlier years. 1040ez instruction booklet If you dispose of property before the end of its recovery period, see Using the Applicable Convention, later, for information on how to figure depreciation for the year you dispose of it. 1040ez instruction booklet Figuring depreciation under the declining balance method and switching to the straight line method is illustrated in Example 1 , later, under Examples. 1040ez instruction booklet Declining balance rate. 1040ez instruction booklet   You figure your declining balance rate by dividing the specified declining balance percentage (150% or 200% changed to a decimal) by the number of years in the property's recovery period. 1040ez instruction booklet For example, for 3-year property depreciated using the 200% declining balance method, divide 2. 1040ez instruction booklet 00 (200%) by 3 to get 0. 1040ez instruction booklet 6667, or a 66. 1040ez instruction booklet 67% declining balance rate. 1040ez instruction booklet For 15-year property depreciated using the 150% declining balance method, divide 1. 1040ez instruction booklet 50 (150%) by 15 to get 0. 1040ez instruction booklet 10, or a 10% declining balance rate. 1040ez instruction booklet   The following table shows the declining balance rate for each property class and the first year for which the straight line method gives an equal or greater deduction. 1040ez instruction booklet Property Class Method Declining Balance Rate Year 3-year 200% DB 66. 1040ez instruction booklet 667% 3rd 5-year 200% DB 40. 1040ez instruction booklet 0 4th 7-year 200% DB 28. 1040ez instruction booklet 571 5th 10-year 200% DB 20. 1040ez instruction booklet 0 7th 15-year 150% DB 10. 1040ez instruction booklet 0 7th 20-year 150% DB 7. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 9th Straight Line Method When using the straight line method, you apply a different depreciation rate each year to the adjusted basis of your property. 1040ez instruction booklet You must use the applicable convention in the year you place the property in service and the year you dispose of the property. 1040ez instruction booklet You figure depreciation for the year you place property in service as follows. 1040ez instruction booklet Multiply your adjusted basis in the property by the straight line rate. 1040ez instruction booklet Apply the applicable convention. 1040ez instruction booklet You figure depreciation for all other years (including the year you switch from the declining balance method to the straight line method) as follows. 1040ez instruction booklet Reduce your adjusted basis in the property by the depreciation allowed or allowable in earlier years (under any method). 1040ez instruction booklet Determine the depreciation rate for the year. 1040ez instruction booklet Multiply the adjusted basis figured in (1) by the depreciation rate figured in (2). 1040ez instruction booklet If you dispose of property before the end of its recovery period, see Using the Applicable Convention , later, for information on how to figure depreciation for the year you dispose of it. 1040ez instruction booklet Straight line rate. 1040ez instruction booklet   You determine the straight line depreciation rate for any tax year by dividing the number 1 by the years remaining in the recovery period at the beginning of that year. 1040ez instruction booklet When figuring the number of years remaining, you must take into account the convention used in the year you placed the property in service. 1040ez instruction booklet If the number of years remaining is less than 1, the depreciation rate for that tax year is 1. 1040ez instruction booklet 0 (100%). 1040ez instruction booklet Using the Applicable Convention The applicable convention (discussed earlier under Which Convention Applies ) affects how you figure your depreciation deduction for the year you place your property in service and for the year you dispose of it. 1040ez instruction booklet It determines how much of the recovery period remains at the beginning of each year, so it also affects the depreciation rate for property you depreciate under the straight line method. 1040ez instruction booklet See Straight line rate in the previous discussion. 1040ez instruction booklet Use the applicable convention as explained in the following discussions. 1040ez instruction booklet Half-year convention. 1040ez instruction booklet   If this convention applies, you deduct a half-year of depreciation for the first year and the last year that you depreciate the property. 1040ez instruction booklet You deduct a full year of depreciation for any other year during the recovery period. 1040ez instruction booklet   Figure your depreciation deduction for the year you place the property in service by dividing the depreciation for a full year by 2. 1040ez instruction booklet If you dispose of the property before the end of the recovery period, figure your depreciation deduction for the year of the disposition the same way. 1040ez instruction booklet If you hold the property for the entire recovery period, your depreciation deduction for the year that includes the final 6 months of the recovery period is the amount of your unrecovered basis in the property. 1040ez instruction booklet Mid-quarter convention. 1040ez instruction booklet   If this convention applies, the depreciation you can deduct for the first year you depreciate the property depends on the quarter in which you place the property in service. 1040ez instruction booklet   A quarter of a full 12-month tax year is a period of 3 months. 1040ez instruction booklet The first quarter in a year begins on the first day of the tax year. 1040ez instruction booklet The second quarter begins on the first day of the fourth month of the tax year. 1040ez instruction booklet The third quarter begins on the first day of the seventh month of the tax year. 1040ez instruction booklet The fourth quarter begins on the first day of the tenth month of the tax year. 1040ez instruction booklet A calendar year is divided into the following quarters. 1040ez instruction booklet Quarter Months First January, February, March Second April, May, June Third July, August, September Fourth October, November, December   Figure your depreciation deduction for the year you place the property in service by multiplying the depreciation for a full year by the percentage listed below for the quarter you place the property in service. 1040ez instruction booklet Quarter Percentage First 87. 1040ez instruction booklet 5% Second 62. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 Third 37. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 Fourth 12. 1040ez instruction booklet 5   If you dispose of the property before the end of the recovery period, figure your depreciation deduction for the year of the disposition by multiplying a full year of depreciation by the percentage listed below for the quarter you dispose of the property. 1040ez instruction booklet Quarter Percentage First 12. 1040ez instruction booklet 5% Second 37. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 Third 62. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 Fourth 87. 1040ez instruction booklet 5   If you hold the property for the entire recovery period, your depreciation deduction for the year that includes the final quarter of the recovery period is the amount of your unrecovered basis in the property. 1040ez instruction booklet Mid-month convention. 1040ez instruction booklet   If this convention applies, the depreciation you can deduct for the first year that you depreciate the property depends on the month in which you place the property in service. 1040ez instruction booklet Figure your depreciation deduction for the year you place the property in service by multiplying the depreciation for a full year by a fraction. 1040ez instruction booklet The numerator of the fraction is the number of full months in the year that the property is in service plus ½ (or 0. 1040ez instruction booklet 5). 1040ez instruction booklet The denominator is 12. 1040ez instruction booklet   If you dispose of the property before the end of the recovery period, figure your depreciation deduction for the year of the disposition the same way. 1040ez instruction booklet If you hold the property for the entire recovery period, your depreciation deduction for the year that includes the final month of the recovery period is the amount of your unrecovered basis in the property. 1040ez instruction booklet Example. 1040ez instruction booklet You use the calendar year and place nonresidential real property in service in August. 1040ez instruction booklet The property is in service 4 full months (September, October, November, and December). 1040ez instruction booklet Your numerator is 4. 1040ez instruction booklet 5 (4 full months plus 0. 1040ez instruction booklet 5). 1040ez instruction booklet You multiply the depreciation for a full year by 4. 1040ez instruction booklet 5/12, or 0. 1040ez instruction booklet 375. 1040ez instruction booklet Examples The following examples show how to figure depreciation under MACRS without using the percentage tables. 1040ez instruction booklet Figures are rounded for purposes of the examples. 1040ez instruction booklet Assume for all the examples that you use a calendar year as your tax year. 1040ez instruction booklet Example 1—200% DB method and half-year convention. 1040ez instruction booklet In February, you placed in service depreciable property with a 5-year recovery period and a basis of $1,000. 1040ez instruction booklet You do not elect to take the section 179 deduction and the property does not qualify for a special depreciation allowance. 1040ez instruction booklet You use GDS and the 200% declining balance (DB) method to figure your depreciation. 1040ez instruction booklet When the straight line (SL) method results in an equal or larger deduction, you switch to the SL method. 1040ez instruction booklet You did not place any property in service in the last 3 months of the year, so you must use the half-year convention. 1040ez instruction booklet First year. 1040ez instruction booklet You figure the depreciation rate under the 200% DB method by dividing 2 (200%) by 5 (the number of years in the recovery period). 1040ez instruction booklet The result is 40%. 1040ez instruction booklet You multiply the adjusted basis of the property ($1,000) by the 40% DB rate. 1040ez instruction booklet You apply the half-year convention by dividing the result ($400) by 2. 1040ez instruction booklet Depreciation for the first year under the 200% DB method is $200. 1040ez instruction booklet You figure the depreciation rate under the straight line (SL) method by dividing 1 by 5, the number of years in the recovery period. 1040ez instruction booklet The result is 20%. 1040ez instruction booklet You multiply the adjusted basis of the property ($1,000) by the 20% SL rate. 1040ez instruction booklet You apply the half-year convention by dividing the result ($200) by 2. 1040ez instruction booklet Depreciation for the first year under the SL method is $100. 1040ez instruction booklet The DB method provides a larger deduction, so you deduct the $200 figured under the 200% DB method. 1040ez instruction booklet Second year. 1040ez instruction booklet You reduce the adjusted basis ($1,000) by the depreciation claimed in the first year ($200). 1040ez instruction booklet You multiply the result ($800) by the DB rate (40%). 1040ez instruction booklet Depreciation for the second year under the 200% DB method is $320. 1040ez instruction booklet You figure the SL depreciation rate by dividing 1 by 4. 1040ez instruction booklet 5, the number of years remaining in the recovery period. 1040ez instruction booklet (Based on the half-year convention, you used only half a year of the recovery period in the first year. 1040ez instruction booklet ) You multiply the reduced adjusted basis ($800) by the result (22. 1040ez instruction booklet 22%). 1040ez instruction booklet Depreciation under the SL method for the second year is $178. 1040ez instruction booklet The DB method provides a larger deduction, so you deduct the $320 figured under the 200% DB method. 1040ez instruction booklet Third year. 1040ez instruction booklet You reduce the adjusted basis ($800) by the depreciation claimed in the second year ($320). 1040ez instruction booklet You multiply the result ($480) by the DB rate (40%). 1040ez instruction booklet Depreciation for the third year under the 200% DB method is $192. 1040ez instruction booklet You figure the SL depreciation rate by dividing 1 by 3. 1040ez instruction booklet 5. 1040ez instruction booklet You multiply the reduced adjusted basis ($480) by the result (28. 1040ez instruction booklet 57%). 1040ez instruction booklet Depreciation under the SL method for the third year is $137. 1040ez instruction booklet The DB method provides a larger deduction, so you deduct the $192 figured under the 200% DB method. 1040ez instruction booklet Fourth year. 1040ez instruction booklet You reduce the adjusted basis ($480) by the de
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The 1040ez Instruction Booklet

1040ez instruction booklet 1. 1040ez instruction booklet   Organizations Subject to the Tax Table of Contents The tax on unrelated business income applies to most organizations exempt from tax under section 501(a). 1040ez instruction booklet These organizations include charitable, religious, scientific, and other organizations described in section 501(c), as well as employees' trusts forming part of pension, profit-sharing, and stock bonus plans described in section 401(a). 1040ez instruction booklet In addition, the following are subject to the tax on unrelated business income. 1040ez instruction booklet Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs), including traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, Coverdell IRAs, simplified employee pensions (SEP-IRAs), and savings incentive match plans for employees (SIMPLE IRAs). 1040ez instruction booklet State and municipal colleges and universities. 1040ez instruction booklet Qualified state tuition programs. 1040ez instruction booklet Medical savings accounts (MSAs) described in section 220(d). 1040ez instruction booklet Coverdell savings accounts described in section 530. 1040ez instruction booklet U. 1040ez instruction booklet S. 1040ez instruction booklet instrumentalities. 1040ez instruction booklet   A corporation that is a U. 1040ez instruction booklet S. 1040ez instruction booklet instrumentality described in section 501(c)(1) is not subject to the tax on unrelated business income if the corporation is organized under an Act of Congress and, under the Act, is exempt from federal income taxes. 1040ez instruction booklet Colleges and universities. 1040ez instruction booklet   Colleges and universities that are agencies or instrumentalities of any government or any political subdivision of a government, or that are owned or operated by a government or political subdivision of a government, are subject to the tax on unrelated business income. 1040ez instruction booklet As used here, the word government includes any foreign government (to the extent not contrary to a treaty) and all domestic governments (the United States and any of its possessions, any state, and the District of Columbia). 1040ez instruction booklet   The tax is on the unrelated business income of both the universities and colleges themselves and on their wholly owned tax exempt subsidiary organizations. 1040ez instruction booklet It is immaterial whether the business is conducted by the university or by a separately incorporated wholly owned subsidiary. 1040ez instruction booklet If the business activity is unrelated, the income in both instances will be subject to the tax. 1040ez instruction booklet If the primary purpose of a wholly owned subsidiary is to operate or conduct any unrelated trade or business (other than holding title to property and collecting income from it), the subsidiary is not an exempt organization, and this rule does not apply. 1040ez instruction booklet Title-holding corporations. 1040ez instruction booklet   When an exempt title-holding corporation, described in section 501(c)(2), pays any of its net income to an organization that itself is exempt from tax under section 501(a) (or would pay such an amount except that the expenses of collecting its income exceed the amount collected) and files a consolidated return with that organization, the title-holding corporation is treated, for unrelated business income tax purposes, as organized and operated for the same purposes as the exempt payee organization. 1040ez instruction booklet   Thus, a title-holding corporation whose source of income is related to the exempt purposes of the payee organization is not subject to the unrelated business income tax if the holding corporation and the payee organization file a consolidated return. 1040ez instruction booklet However, if the source of the income is not so related, the title-holding corporation is subject to unrelated business income tax. 1040ez instruction booklet Example. 1040ez instruction booklet X, a title-holding corporation, is required to distribute its net income to A, an exempt organization. 1040ez instruction booklet During the tax year, X realizes net income of $900,000 from source M, which is related to A's exempt function. 1040ez instruction booklet X also receives $100,000 from source N, which is not related to A's exempt function. 1040ez instruction booklet X and A file a consolidated return for the tax year. 1040ez instruction booklet X has unrelated business income of $100,000. 1040ez instruction booklet Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications