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Can i amend my tax return online 10. Can i amend my tax return online   Installment Sales Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Installment Sale of a Farm Installment MethodWhen to elect out. Can i amend my tax return online Revoking the election. Can i amend my tax return online More information. Can i amend my tax return online Figuring Installment Sale Income Payments Received or Considered Received ExampleSection 1231 gains. Can i amend my tax return online Summary. Can i amend my tax return online Introduction An installment sale is a sale of property where you receive at least one payment after the tax year of the sale. Can i amend my tax return online If you realize a gain on an installment sale, you may be able to report part of your gain when you receive each payment. Can i amend my tax return online This method of reporting gain is called the installment method. Can i amend my tax return online You cannot use the installment method to report a loss. Can i amend my tax return online You can choose to report all of your gain in the year of sale. Can i amend my tax return online Installment obligation. Can i amend my tax return online   The buyer's obligation to make future payments to you can be in the form of a deed of trust, note, land contract, mortgage, or other evidence of the buyer's debt to you. Can i amend my tax return online Topics - This chapter discusses: The general rules that apply to using the installment method Installment sale of a farm Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 523 Selling Your Home 535 Business Expenses 537 Installment Sales 538 Accounting Periods and Methods 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets Form (and Instructions) 4797 Sales of Business Property 6252 Installment Sale Income See chapter 16 for information about getting publications and forms. Can i amend my tax return online Installment Sale of a Farm The installment sale of a farm for one overall price under a single contract is not the sale of a single asset. Can i amend my tax return online It generally includes the sale of real property and personal property reportable on the installment method. Can i amend my tax return online It may also include the sale of property for which you must maintain an inventory, which cannot be reported on the installment method. Can i amend my tax return online See Inventory , later. Can i amend my tax return online The selling price must be allocated to determine the amount received for each class of asset. Can i amend my tax return online The tax treatment of the gain or loss on the sale of each class of assets is determined by its classification as a capital asset, as property used in the business, or as property held for sale and by the length of time the asset was held. Can i amend my tax return online (See chapter 8 for a discussion of capital assets and chapter 9 for a discussion of property used in the business. Can i amend my tax return online ) Separate computations must be made to figure the gain or loss for each class of asset sold. Can i amend my tax return online See Sale of a Farm in chapter 8. Can i amend my tax return online If you report the sale of property on the installment method, any depreciation recapture under section 1245 or 1250 of the Internal Revenue Code is generally taxable as ordinary income in the year of sale. Can i amend my tax return online See Depreciation recapture , later. Can i amend my tax return online This applies even if no payments are received in that year. Can i amend my tax return online Installment Method An installment sale is a sale of property where you receive at least one payment after the tax year of the sale. Can i amend my tax return online A farmer who is not required to maintain an inventory can use the installment method to report gain from the sale of property used or produced in farming. Can i amend my tax return online See Inventory , later, for information on the sale of farm property where inventory items are included in the assets sold. Can i amend my tax return online If a sale qualifies as an installment sale, the gain must be reported under the installment method unless you elect out of using the installment method. Can i amend my tax return online Electing out of the installment method. Can i amend my tax return online   If you elect not to use the installment method, you generally report the entire gain in the year of sale, even though you do not receive all the sale proceeds in that year. Can i amend my tax return online   To make this election, do not report your sale on Form 6252. Can i amend my tax return online Instead, report it on Schedule D (Form 1040), Form 4797, or both. Can i amend my tax return online When to elect out. Can i amend my tax return online   Make this election by the due date, including extensions, for filing your tax return for the year the sale takes place. Can i amend my tax return online   However, if you timely file your tax return for the year the sale takes place 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). Can i amend my tax return online Write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Can i amend my tax return online 9100-2” at the top of the amended return and file it where the original return was filed. Can i amend my tax return online Revoking the election. Can i amend my tax return online   Once made, the election can be revoked only with IRS approval. Can i amend my tax return online A revocation is retroactive. Can i amend my tax return online More information. Can i amend my tax return online   See Electing Out of the Installment Method in Publication 537 for more information. Can i amend my tax return online Inventory. Can i amend my tax return online   The sale of farm inventory items cannot be reported on the installment method. Can i amend my tax return online All gain or loss on their sale must be reported in the year of sale, even if you receive payment in later years. Can i amend my tax return online   If inventory items are included in an installment sale, you may have an agreement stating which payments are for inventory and which are for the other assets being sold. Can i amend my tax return online If you do not, each payment must be allocated between the inventory and the other assets sold. Can i amend my tax return online Sale at a loss. Can i amend my tax return online   If your sale results in a loss, you cannot use the installment method. Can i amend my tax return online If the loss is on an installment sale of business assets, you can deduct it only in the tax year of sale. Can i amend my tax return online Figuring Installment Sale Income Each payment on an installment sale usually consists of the following three parts. Can i amend my tax return online Interest income. Can i amend my tax return online Return of your adjusted basis in the property. Can i amend my tax return online Gain on the sale. Can i amend my tax return online In each year you receive a payment, you must include in income both the interest part and the part that is your gain on the sale. Can i amend my tax return online You do not include in income the part that is the return of your basis in the property. Can i amend my tax return online Basis is the amount of your investment in the property for installment sale purposes. Can i amend my tax return online Interest income. Can i amend my tax return online   You must report interest as ordinary income. Can i amend my tax return online Interest is generally not included in a down payment. Can i amend my tax return online However, you may have to treat part of each later payment as interest, even if it is not called interest in your agreement with the buyer. Can i amend my tax return online Interest provided in the agreement is called stated interest. Can i amend my tax return online If the agreement does not provide for enough stated interest, there may be unstated interest or original issue discount. Can i amend my tax return online See Unstated interest , later. Can i amend my tax return online    You must continue to report the interest income on payments you receive in subsequent years as interest income. Can i amend my tax return online Adjusted basis and installment sale income (gain on sale). Can i amend my tax return online   After you have determined how much of each payment to treat as interest, you treat the rest of each payment as if it were made up of two parts. Can i amend my tax return online A tax-free return of your adjusted basis in the property, and Your gain (referred to as “installment sale income” on Form 6252). Can i amend my tax return online Figuring adjusted basis for installment sale purposes. Can i amend my tax return online   You can use Worksheet 10-1 to figure your adjusted basis in the property for installment sale purposes. Can i amend my tax return online When you have completed the worksheet, you will also have determined the gross profit percentage necessary to figure your installment sale income (gain) for this year. Can i amend my tax return online    Worksheet 10-1. Can i amend my tax return online Figuring Adjusted Basis and Gross Profit Percentage 1. Can i amend my tax return online Enter the selling price for the property   2. Can i amend my tax return online Enter your adjusted basis for the property     3. Can i amend my tax return online Enter your selling expenses     4. Can i amend my tax return online Enter any depreciation recapture     5. Can i amend my tax return online Add lines 2, 3, and 4. Can i amend my tax return online  This is your adjusted basis  for installment sale purposes   6. Can i amend my tax return online Subtract line 5 from line 1. Can i amend my tax return online If zero or less, enter -0-. Can i amend my tax return online  This is your gross profit     If the amount entered on line 6 is zero, Stop here. Can i amend my tax return online You cannot use the installment method. Can i amend my tax return online   7. Can i amend my tax return online Enter the contract price for the property   8. Can i amend my tax return online Divide line 6 by line 7. Can i amend my tax return online This is your gross profit percentage   Selling price. Can i amend my tax return online   The selling price is the total cost of the property to the buyer and includes the following. Can i amend my tax return online Any money you are to receive. Can i amend my tax return online The fair market value (FMV) of any property you are to receive (FMV is discussed at Property used as a payment under Payments Received or Considered Received ). Can i amend my tax return online Any existing mortgage or other debt the buyer pays, assumes, or takes (a note, mortgage, or any other liability, such as a lien, accrued interest, or taxes you owe on the property). Can i amend my tax return online Any of your selling expenses the buyer pays. Can i amend my tax return online Do not include stated interest, unstated interest, any amount recomputed or recharacterized as interest, or original issue discount. Can i amend my tax return online Adjusted basis for installment sale purposes. Can i amend my tax return online   Your adjusted basis is the total of the following three items. Can i amend my tax return online Adjusted basis. Can i amend my tax return online Selling expenses. Can i amend my tax return online Depreciation recapture. Can i amend my tax return online Adjusted basis. Can i amend my tax return online   Basis is your investment in the property for installment sale purposes. Can i amend my tax return online The way you figure basis depends on how you acquire the property. Can i amend my tax return online The basis of property you buy is generally its cost. Can i amend my tax return online The basis of property you inherit, receive as a gift, build yourself, or receive in a tax-free exchange is figured differently. Can i amend my tax return online   While you own property, various events may change your original basis. Can i amend my tax return online Some events, such as adding rooms or making permanent improvements, increase basis. Can i amend my tax return online Others, such as deductible casualty losses or depreciation previously allowed or allowable, decrease basis. Can i amend my tax return online The result is adjusted basis. Can i amend my tax return online See chapter 6 and Publication 551, Basis of Assets, for more information. Can i amend my tax return online Selling expenses. Can i amend my tax return online   Selling expenses relate to the sale of the property. Can i amend my tax return online They include commissions, attorney fees, and any other expenses paid on the sale. Can i amend my tax return online Selling expenses are added to the basis of the sold property. Can i amend my tax return online Depreciation recapture. Can i amend my tax return online   If the property you sold was depreciable property, you may need to recapture part of the gain on the sale as ordinary income. Can i amend my tax return online See Depreciation Recapture in chapter 9 and Depreciation Recapture Income in Publication 537. Can i amend my tax return online Gross profit. Can i amend my tax return online   Gross profit is the total gain you report on the installment method. Can i amend my tax return online   To figure your gross profit, subtract your adjusted basis for installment sale purposes from the selling price. Can i amend my tax return online If the property you sold was your home, subtract from the gross profit any gain you can exclude. Can i amend my tax return online Contract price. Can i amend my tax return online   Contract price equals: The selling price, minus The mortgages, debts, and other liabilities assumed or taken by the buyer, plus The amount by which the mortgages, debts, and other liabilities assumed or taken by the buyer exceed your adjusted basis for installment sale purposes. Can i amend my tax return online Gross profit percentage. Can i amend my tax return online   A certain percentage of each payment (after subtracting interest) is reported as installment sale income. Can i amend my tax return online This percentage is called the gross profit percentage and is figured by dividing your gross profit from the sale by the contract price. Can i amend my tax return online   The gross profit percentage generally remains the same for each payment you receive. Can i amend my tax return online However, see the example under Selling price reduced , later, for a situation where the gross profit percentage changes. Can i amend my tax return online Amount to report as installment sale income. Can i amend my tax return online   Multiply the payments you receive each year (less interest) by the gross profit percentage. Can i amend my tax return online The result is your installment sales income for the tax year. Can i amend my tax return online In certain circumstances, you may be treated as having received a payment, even though you received nothing directly. Can i amend my tax return online A receipt of property or the assumption of a mortgage on the property sold may be treated as a payment. Can i amend my tax return online For a detailed discussion, see Payments Received or Considered Received , later. Can i amend my tax return online Selling price reduced. Can i amend my tax return online   If the selling price is reduced at a later date, the gross profit on the sale also will change. Can i amend my tax return online You then must refigure the gross profit percentage for the remaining payments. Can i amend my tax return online Refigure your gross profit using Worksheet 10-2. Can i amend my tax return online New Gross Profit Percentage — Selling Price Reduced. Can i amend my tax return online You will spread any remaining gain over future installments. Can i amend my tax return online    Worksheet 10-2. Can i amend my tax return online New Gross Profit Percentage — Selling Price Reduced 1. Can i amend my tax return online Enter the reduced selling  price for the property   2. Can i amend my tax return online Enter your adjusted  basis for the  property     3. Can i amend my tax return online Enter your selling  expenses     4. Can i amend my tax return online Enter any depreciation  recapture     5. Can i amend my tax return online Add lines 2, 3, and 4. Can i amend my tax return online   6. Can i amend my tax return online Subtract line 5 from line 1. Can i amend my tax return online  This is your adjusted  gross profit   7. Can i amend my tax return online Enter any installment sale  income reported in  prior year(s)   8. Can i amend my tax return online Subtract line 7 from line 6   9. Can i amend my tax return online Future installments     10. Can i amend my tax return online Divide line 8 by line 9. Can i amend my tax return online  This is your new  gross profit percentage*. Can i amend my tax return online   * Apply this percentage to all future payments to determine how much of each of those payments is installment sale income. Can i amend my tax return online Example. Can i amend my tax return online In 2011, you sold land with a basis of $40,000 for $100,000. Can i amend my tax return online Your gross profit was $60,000. Can i amend my tax return online You received a $20,000 down payment and the buyer's note for $80,000. Can i amend my tax return online The note provides for monthly payments of $1,953 each, figured at 8% interest, amortized over four years, beginning in January 2012. Can i amend my tax return online Your gross profit percentage was 60%. Can i amend my tax return online You received the down payment of $20,000 in 2011 and total payments of $23,436 in 2012, of which $17,675 was principal and $5,761 was interest according to the amortization schedule. Can i amend my tax return online You reported a gain of $12,000 on the down payment received in 2011 and $10,605 ($17,675 X 60% (. Can i amend my tax return online 60)) in 2012. Can i amend my tax return online In January 2013, you and the buyer agreed to reduce the purchase price to $85,000 and payments during 2013, 2014, and 2015 are reduced to $1,483 a month amortized over the remaining three years. Can i amend my tax return online The new gross profit percentage, 47. Can i amend my tax return online 32%, is figured in Example — Worksheet 10-2. Can i amend my tax return online Example — Worksheet 10-2. Can i amend my tax return online New Gross Profit Percentage — Selling Price Reduced 1. Can i amend my tax return online Enter the reduced selling  price for the property 85,000 2. Can i amend my tax return online Enter your adjusted  basis for the  property 40,000   3. Can i amend my tax return online Enter your selling  expenses -0-   4. Can i amend my tax return online Enter any depreciation  recapture -0-   5. Can i amend my tax return online Add lines 2, 3, and 4. Can i amend my tax return online 40,000 6. Can i amend my tax return online Subtract line 5 from line 1. Can i amend my tax return online  This is your adjusted  gross profit 45,000 7. Can i amend my tax return online Enter any installment sale  income reported in  prior year(s) 22,605 8. Can i amend my tax return online Subtract line 7 from line 6 22,395 9. Can i amend my tax return online Future installments   47,325 10. Can i amend my tax return online Divide line 8 by line 9. Can i amend my tax return online  This is your new  gross profit percentage*. Can i amend my tax return online 47. Can i amend my tax return online 32% * Apply this percentage to all future payments to determine how much of each of those payments is installment sale income. Can i amend my tax return online You will report installment sale income of $6,878 (47. Can i amend my tax return online 32% of $14,535) in 2013, $7,449 (47. Can i amend my tax return online 32% of $15,742) in 2014, and $8,067 (47. Can i amend my tax return online 32% of $17,048) in 2015. Can i amend my tax return online Form 6252. Can i amend my tax return online   Use Form 6252 to report an installment sale in the year it takes place and to report payments received, or considered received because of related party resales, in later years. Can i amend my tax return online Attach it to your tax return for each year. Can i amend my tax return online Disposition of Installment Obligation If you are using the installment method and you dispose of the installment obligation, generally you will have a gain or loss to report. Can i amend my tax return online It is considered gain or loss on the sale of the property for which you received the installment obligation. Can i amend my tax return online Cancellation. Can i amend my tax return online   If an installment obligation is canceled or otherwise becomes unenforceable, it is treated as a disposition other than a sale or exchange. Can i amend my tax return online Your gain or loss is the difference between your basis in the obligation and its fair market value (FMV) at the time you cancel it. Can i amend my tax return online If the parties are related, the FMV of the obligation is considered to be no less than its full face value. Can i amend my tax return online Transfer due to death. Can i amend my tax return online   The transfer of an installment obligation (other than to a buyer) as a result of the death of the seller is not a disposition. Can i amend my tax return online Any unreported gain from the installment obligation is not treated as gross income to the decedent. Can i amend my tax return online No income is reported on the decedent's return due to the transfer. Can i amend my tax return online Whoever receives the installment obligation as a result of the seller's death is taxed on the installment payments the same as the seller would have been had the seller lived to receive the payments. Can i amend my tax return online   However, if the installment obligation is canceled, becomes unenforceable, or is transferred to the buyer because of the death of the holder of the obligation, it is a disposition. Can i amend my tax return online The estate must figure its gain or loss on the disposition. Can i amend my tax return online If the holder and the buyer were related, the FMV of the installment obligation is considered to be no less than its full face value. Can i amend my tax return online More information. Can i amend my tax return online   For more information on the disposition of an installment obligation, see Publication 537. Can i amend my tax return online Sale of depreciable property. Can i amend my tax return online   You generally cannot report gain from the sale of depreciable property to a related person on the installment method. Can i amend my tax return online See Sale to a Related Person in Publication 537. Can i amend my tax return online   You cannot use the installment method to report any depreciation recapture income up to the gain on the sale. Can i amend my tax return online However, report any gain greater than the recapture income on the installment method. Can i amend my tax return online   The recapture income reported in the year of sale is included in your installment sale basis to determine your gross profit on the installment sale. Can i amend my tax return online   Figure your depreciation recapture income (including the section 179 deduction and the section 179A deduction recapture) in Part III of Form 4797. Can i amend my tax return online Report the depreciation recapture income in Part II of Form 4797 as ordinary income in the year of sale. Can i amend my tax return online    If you sell depreciable business property, prepare Form 4797 first in order to figure the amount to enter on line 12 of Part I, Form 6252. Can i amend my tax return online See the Form 6252 instructions for details. Can i amend my tax return online   For more information on the section 179 deduction, see Section 179 Expense Deduction in chapter 7. Can i amend my tax return online For more information on depreciation recapture, see Depreciation Recapture in  chapter 9. Can i amend my tax return online Payments Received or Considered Received You must figure your gain each year on the payments you receive, or are treated as receiving, from an installment sale. Can i amend my tax return online In certain situations, you are considered to have received a payment, even though the buyer does not pay you directly. Can i amend my tax return online These situations occur when the buyer assumes or pays any of your debts, such as a loan, or pays any of your expenses, such as a sales commission. Can i amend my tax return online However, as discussed later, the buyer's assumption of your debt is treated as a recovery of basis, rather than as a payment, in many cases. Can i amend my tax return online Buyer pays seller's expenses. Can i amend my tax return online   If the buyer pays any of your expenses related to the sale of your property, it is considered a payment to you in the year of sale. Can i amend my tax return online Include these expenses in the selling and contract prices when figuring the gross profit percentage. Can i amend my tax return online Buyer assumes mortgage. Can i amend my tax return online   If the buyer assumes or pays off your mortgage, or otherwise takes the property subject to the mortgage, the following rules apply. Can i amend my tax return online Mortgage less than basis. Can i amend my tax return online   If the buyer assumes a mortgage that is not more than your installment sale basis in the property, it is not considered a payment to you. Can i amend my tax return online It is considered a recovery of your basis. Can i amend my tax return online The contract price is the selling price minus the mortgage. Can i amend my tax return online Example. Can i amend my tax return online You sell property with an adjusted basis of $19,000. Can i amend my tax return online You have selling expenses of $1,000. Can i amend my tax return online The buyer assumes your existing mortgage of $15,000 and agrees to pay you $10,000 (a cash down payment of $2,000 and $2,000 (plus 8% interest) in each of the next 4 years). Can i amend my tax return online The selling price is $25,000 ($15,000 + $10,000). Can i amend my tax return online Your gross profit is $5,000 ($25,000 − $20,000 installment sale basis). Can i amend my tax return online The contract price is $10,000 ($25,000 − $15,000 mortgage). Can i amend my tax return online Your gross profit percentage is 50% ($5,000 ÷ $10,000). Can i amend my tax return online You report half of each $2,000 payment received as gain from the sale. Can i amend my tax return online You also report all interest you receive as ordinary income. Can i amend my tax return online Mortgage more than basis. Can i amend my tax return online   If the buyer assumes a mortgage that is more than your installment sale basis in the property, you recover your entire basis. Can i amend my tax return online The part of the mortgage greater than your basis is treated as a payment received in the year of sale. Can i amend my tax return online   To figure the contract price, subtract the mortgage from the selling price. Can i amend my tax return online This is the total amount (other than interest) you will receive directly from the buyer. Can i amend my tax return online Add to this amount the payment you are considered to have received (the difference between the mortgage and your installment sale basis). Can i amend my tax return online The contract price is then the same as your gross profit from the sale. Can i amend my tax return online    If the mortgage the buyer assumes is equal to or more than your installment sale basis, the gross profit percentage always will be 100%. Can i amend my tax return online Example. Can i amend my tax return online The selling price for your property is $9,000. Can i amend my tax return online The buyer will pay you $1,000 annually (plus 8% interest) over the next 3 years and assume an existing mortgage of $6,000. Can i amend my tax return online Your adjusted basis in the property is $4,400. Can i amend my tax return online You have selling expenses of $600, for a total installment sale basis of $5,000. 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Can i amend my tax return online However, see Trading property for like-kind property , later. Can i amend my tax return online Generally, the amount of the payment is the property's FMV on the date you receive it. Can i amend my tax return online Exception. Can i amend my tax return online   If the property the buyer gives you is payable on demand or readily tradable (see examples later), the amount you should consider as payment in the year received is: The FMV of the property on the date you receive it if you use the cash method of accounting, The face amount of the obligation on the date you receive it if you use an accrual method of accounting, or The stated redemption price at maturity less any original issue discount (OID) or, if there is no OID, the stated redemption price at maturity appropriately discounted to reflect total unstated interest. Can i amend my tax return online See Unstated interest , later. Can i amend my tax return online Examples. Can i amend my tax return online If you receive a note from the buyer as payment, and the note stipulates that you can demand payment from the buyer at any time, the note is payable on demand. Can i amend my tax return online If you receive marketable securities from the buyer as payment, and you can sell the securities on an established securities market (such as the New York Stock Exchange) at any time, the securities are readily tradable. Can i amend my tax return online In these examples, use the above rules to determine the amount you should consider as payment in the year received. Can i amend my tax return online Debt not payable on demand. Can i amend my tax return online   Any evidence of debt you receive from the buyer that is not payable on demand is not considered a payment. Can i amend my tax return online This is true even if the debt is guaranteed by a third party, including a government agency. Can i amend my tax return online Fair market value (FMV). Can i amend my tax return online   This is the price at which property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or sell and both having a reasonable knowledge of all the necessary facts. Can i amend my tax return online Third-party note. Can i amend my tax return online   If the property the buyer gives you is a third-party note (or other obligation of a third party), you are considered to have received a payment equal to the note's FMV. Can i amend my tax return online Because the FMV of the note is itself a payment on your installment sale, any payments you later receive from the third party are not considered payments on the sale. Can i amend my tax return online The excess of the note's face value over its FMV is interest. Can i amend my tax return online Exclude this interest in determining the selling price of the property. Can i amend my tax return online However, see Exception under Property used as a payment , earlier. Can i amend my tax return online Example. Can i amend my tax return online You sold real estate in an installment sale. Can i amend my tax return online As part of the down payment, the buyer assigned to you a $50,000, 8% third-party note. Can i amend my tax return online The FMV of the third-party note at the time of the sale was $30,000. Can i amend my tax return online This amount, not $50,000, is a payment to you in the year of sale. Can i amend my tax return online The third-party note had an FMV equal to 60% of its face value ($30,000 ÷ $50,000), so 60% of each principal payment you receive on this note is a nontaxable return of capital. Can i amend my tax return online The remaining 40% is interest taxed as ordinary income. Can i amend my tax return online Bond. Can i amend my tax return online   A bond or other evidence of debt you receive from the buyer that is payable on demand or readily tradable in an established securities market is treated as a payment in the year you receive it. Can i amend my tax return online For more information on the amount you should treat as a payment, see Exception under Property used as a payment , earlier. Can i amend my tax return online   If you receive a government or corporate bond for a sale before October 22, 2004, and the bond has interest coupons attached or can be readily traded in an established securities market, you are considered to have received payment equal to the bond's FMV. Can i amend my tax return online However, see Exception under Property used as a payment , earlier. Can i amend my tax return online Buyer's note. Can i amend my tax return online   The buyer's note (unless payable on demand) is not considered payment on the sale. Can i amend my tax return online However, its full face value is included when figuring the selling price and the contract price. Can i amend my tax return online Payments you receive on the note are used to figure your gain in the year received. Can i amend my tax return online Sale to a related person. Can i amend my tax return online   If you sell depreciable property to a related person and the sale is an installment sale, you may not be able to report the sale using the installment method. Can i amend my tax return online For information on these rules, see the Instructions for Form 6252 and Sale to a Related Person in Publication 537. Can i amend my tax return online Trading property for like-kind property. Can i amend my tax return online   If you trade business or investment property solely for the same kind of property to be held as business or investment property, you can postpone reporting the gain. Can i amend my tax return online See Like-Kind Exchanges in chapter 8 for a discussion of like-kind property. Can i amend my tax return online   If, in addition to like-kind property, you receive an installment obligation in the exchange, the following rules apply to determine installment sale income each year. Can i amend my tax return online The contract price is reduced by the FMV of the like-kind property received in the trade. Can i amend my tax return online The gross profit is reduced by any gain on the trade that can be postponed. Can i amend my tax return online Like-kind property received in the trade is not considered payment on the installment obligation. Can i amend my tax return online Unstated interest. Can i amend my tax return online   An installment sale contract may provide that each deferred payment on the sale will include interest or that there will be an interest payment in addition to the principal payment. Can i amend my tax return online Interest provided in the contract is called stated interest. Can i amend my tax return online   If an installment sale contract does not provide for adequate stated interest, part of the stated principal amount of the contract may be recharacterized as interest. Can i amend my tax return online If Internal Revenue Code section 483 applies to the contract, this interest is called unstated interest. Can i amend my tax return online   If Internal Revenue Code section 1274 applies to the contract, this interest is called original issue discount (OID). Can i amend my tax return online   Generally, if a buyer gives a debt in consideration for personal use property, the unstated interest rules do not apply. Can i amend my tax return online Therefore, the buyer cannot deduct the unstated interest. Can i amend my tax return online The seller must report the unstated interest as income. Can i amend my tax return online Personal-use property is any property in which substantially all of its use by the buyer is not in connection with a trade or business or an investment activity. Can i amend my tax return online   If the debt is subject to the Internal Revenue Code section 483 rules and is also subject to the below-market loan rules, such as a gift loan, compensation-related loan or corporation-shareholder loan, then both parties are subject to the below-market loan rules rather than the unstated interest rules. Can i amend my tax return online   Unstated interest reduces the stated selling price of the property and the buyer's basis in the property. Can i amend my tax return online It increases the seller's interest income and the buyer's interest expense. Can i amend my tax return online   In general, an installment sale contract provides for adequate stated interest if the stated interest rate (based on an appropriate compounding period) is at least equal to the applicable federal rate (AFR). Can i amend my tax return online    The AFRs are published monthly in the Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB). Can i amend my tax return online You can get this information by contacting an IRS office. Can i amend my tax return online IRBs are also available at IRS. Can i amend my tax return online gov. Can i amend my tax return online More information. Can i amend my tax return online   For more information, see Unstated Interest and Original Issue Discount (OID) in Publication 537. Can i amend my tax return online Example. Can i amend my tax return online You sell property at a contract price of $6,000 and your gross profit is $1,500. Can i amend my tax return online Your gross profit percentage is 25% ($1,500 ÷ $6,000). Can i amend my tax return online After subtracting interest, you report 25% of each payment, including the down payment, as installment sale income from the sale for the tax year you receive the payment. Can i amend my tax return online The remainder (balance) of each payment is the tax-free return of your adjusted basis. Can i amend my tax return online Example On January 3, 2013, you sold your farm, including the home, farm land and buildings. Can i amend my tax return online You received $50,000 down and the buyer's note for $200,000. Can i amend my tax return online In addition, the buyer assumed an outstanding $50,000 mortgage on the farm land. Can i amend my tax return online The total selling price was $300,000. Can i amend my tax return online The note payments of $25,000 each, plus adequate interest, are due every July 1 and January 1, beginning in July 2013. Can i amend my tax return online Your selling expenses were $15,000. Can i amend my tax return online Adjusted basis and depreciation. Can i amend my tax return online   The adjusted basis and depreciation claimed on each asset sold are as follows:   Depreciation Adjusted Asset Claimed Basis Home* -0- $33,743 Farm land -0- 73,610 Buildings $31,500 35,130 * Owned and used as main home for at least 2 of the 5 years prior to the sale Gain on each asset. Can i amend my tax return online   The following schedule shows the assets included in the sale, each asset's selling price based on its respective value, the selling expense allocated to each asset, the adjusted basis of each asset, and the gain on each asset. Can i amend my tax return online The selling expense for each asset is 5% of the selling price ($15,000 selling expense ÷ $300,000 selling price). Can i amend my tax return online   Selling Selling Adjusted     Price Expense Basis Gain Home* $60,000 $3,000 $33,743 $23,257 Farm land  165,000  8,250  73,610  83,140 Buildings 75,000 3,750 35,130 36,120   $300,000 $15,000 $142,483 $142,517 * Owned and used as main home for at least 2 of the 5 years prior to the sale Depreciation recapture. Can i amend my tax return online   The buildings are section 1250 property. Can i amend my tax return online There is no depreciation recapture income for them because they were depreciated using the straight line method. Can i amend my tax return online See chapter 9 for more information on depreciation recapture. Can i amend my tax return online   Special rules may apply when you sell section 1250 assets depreciated under the straight line method. Can i amend my tax return online See the Unrecaptured Section 1250 Gain Worksheet in the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). Can i amend my tax return online See chapter 3 of Publication 544, Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets, for more information on section 1250 assets. Can i amend my tax return online Installment sale basis and gross profit. Can i amend my tax return online   The following table shows each asset reported on the installment method, its selling price, installment sale basis, and gross profit. Can i amend my tax return online     Installment     Selling Sale Gross   Price Basis Profit Farm land $165,000 $73,610 $83,140 Buildings 75,000 35,130 36,120   $240,000 $108,740 $119,260 Section 1231 gains. Can i amend my tax return online   The gain on the farm land and buildings is reported as section 1231 gains. Can i amend my tax return online See Section 1231 Gains and Losses in chapter 9. Can i amend my tax return online Contract price and gross profit percentage. Can i amend my tax return online   The contract price is $250,000 for the part of the sale reported on the installment method. Can i amend my tax return online This is the selling price ($300,000) minus the mortgage assumed ($50,000). Can i amend my tax return online   Gross profit percentage for the sale is 47. Can i amend my tax return online 70% ($119,260 gross profit ÷ $250,000 contract price). Can i amend my tax return online The gross profit percentage for each asset is figured as follows:   Percent Farm land ($83,140 ÷ $250,000) 33. Can i amend my tax return online 256 Buildings ($36,120 ÷ $250,000) 14. Can i amend my tax return online 448 Total 47. Can i amend my tax return online 70 Figuring the gain to report on the installment method. Can i amend my tax return online   One hundred percent (100%) of each payment is reported on the installment method. Can i amend my tax return online The total amount received on the sale in 2013 is $75,000 ($50,000 down payment + $25,000 payment on July 1). Can i amend my tax return online The installment sale part of the total payments received in 2013 is also $75,000. Can i amend my tax return online Figure the gain to report for each asset by multiplying its gross profit percentage times $75,000. Can i amend my tax return online   Income Farm land—33. Can i amend my tax return online 256% × $75,000 $24,942 Buildings—14. Can i amend my tax return online 448% × $75,000 10,836 Total installment income for 2013 $35,778 Reporting the sale. Can i amend my tax return online   Report the installment sale on Form 6252. Can i amend my tax return online Then report the amounts from Form 6252 on Form 4797 and Schedule D (Form 1040). Can i amend my tax return online Attach a separate page to Form 6252 that shows the computations in the example. Can i amend my tax return online If you sell depreciable business property, prepare Form 4797 first in order to figure the amount to enter on line 12 of Part I, Form 6252. Can i amend my tax return online Section 1231 gains. Can i amend my tax return online   The gains on the farm land and buildings are section 1231 gains. Can i amend my tax return online They may be reported as either capital or ordinary gain depending on the net balance when combined with other section 1231 losses. Can i amend my tax return online A net 1231 gain is capital gain and a net 1231 loss is an ordinary loss. Can i amend my tax return online Installment income for years after 2013. Can i amend my tax return online   You figure installment income for the years after 2013 by applying the same gross profit percentages to the payments you receive each year. Can i amend my tax return online If you receive $50,000 during the year, the entire $50,000 is considered received on the installment sale (100% × $50,000). Can i amend my tax return online You realize income as follows:   Income Farm land—33. Can i amend my tax return online 256% × $50,000 $16,628 Buildings—14. Can i amend my tax return online 448% × $50,000 7,224 Total installment income $23,852   In this example, no gain ever is recognized from the sale of your home. Can i amend my tax return online You will combine your section 1231 gains from this sale with section 1231 gains and losses from other sales in each of the later years to determine whether to report them as ordinary or capital gains. Can i amend my tax return online The interest received with each payment will be included in full as ordinary income. Can i amend my tax return online Summary. Can i amend my tax return online   The installment income (rounded to the nearest dollar) from the sale of the farm is reported as follows: Selling price $190,000 Minus: Installment basis (108,740) Gross profit $81,260     Gain reported in 2012 (year of sale) $35,778 Gain reported in 2013:   $50,000 × 47. Can i amend my tax return online 70% 23,850 Gain reported in 2014:   $50,000 × 47. Can i amend my tax return online 70% 23,850 Gain reported in 2015:   $50,000 × 47. Can i amend my tax return online 70% 23,850 Gain reported in 2016:   $25,000 × 47. Can i amend my tax return online 70% 11,925 Total gain reported $119,253 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Can i amend my tax return online Publication 54 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Can i amend my tax return online Tax questions. Can i amend my tax return online Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 54, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Can i amend my tax return online irs. Can i amend my tax return online gov/pub54. Can i amend my tax return online What's New Exclusion amount. Can i amend my tax return online  The maximum foreign earned income exclusion is adjusted annually for inflation. Can i amend my tax return online For 2013, the maximum exclusion has increased to $97,600. Can i amend my tax return online See Limit on Excludable Amount under Foreign Earned Income Exclusion in chapter 4. Can i amend my tax return online Housing expenses — base amount. Can i amend my tax return online  The computation of the base housing amount (line 32 of Form 2555) is tied to the maximum foreign earned income exclusion. Can i amend my tax return online The amount is 16 percent of the exclusion amount (computed on a daily basis), multiplied by the number of days in your qualifying period that fall within your 2013 tax year. Can i amend my tax return online For 2013, this amount is $42. Can i amend my tax return online 78 per day ($15,616 per year). Can i amend my tax return online See Housing Amount under Foreign Housing Exclusion and Deduction in chapter 4. Can i amend my tax return online Housing expenses — maximum amount. Can i amend my tax return online  The amount of qualified housing expenses eligible for the housing exclusion and housing deduction has changed for some locations. Can i amend my tax return online See Limit on housing expenses under Foreign Housing Exclusion and Deduction in chapter 4. Can i amend my tax return online Filing requirements. Can i amend my tax return online  Generally, the amount of income you can receive before you must file an income tax return has increased. Can i amend my tax return online These amounts are shown in chapter 1 under Filing Requirements . Can i amend my tax return online Self-employment tax rate. Can i amend my tax return online  For 2013, the self-employment tax rate of 13. Can i amend my tax return online 3% has increased to 15. Can i amend my tax return online 3%. Can i amend my tax return online The maximum amount of net earnings from self-employment that is subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax has increased to $113,700. Can i amend my tax return online All net earnings are subject to the Medicare part of the tax. Can i amend my tax return online For more information, see chapter 3. Can i amend my tax return online IRA limitations for 2013. Can i amend my tax return online . Can i amend my tax return online  The 2013 contribution limit to an IRA has increased to $5,500 ($6,500 if age 50 or older). Can i amend my tax return online You may be able to take an IRA deduction if you were covered by a retirement plan and your 2013 modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is less than $69,000 ($115,000 if married filing jointly or a qualifying widow(er)). Can i amend my tax return online If your spouse was covered by a retirement plan, but you were not, you may be able to take an IRA deduction if your 2013 modified AGI is less than $188,000. Can i amend my tax return online See the Instructions for Form 1040 or the Instructions for Form 1040A for details and exceptions. Can i amend my tax return online Reminders Figuring tax on income not excluded. Can i amend my tax return online  If you claim the foreign earned income exclusion, the housing exclusion, or both, you must figure the tax on your nonexcluded income using the tax rates that would have applied had you not claimed the exclusions. Can i amend my tax return online See the Instructions for Form 1040 and complete the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet to figure the amount of tax to enter on Form 1040, line 44. Can i amend my tax return online If you must attach Form 6251 to your return, use the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet provided in the Instructions for Form 6251. Can i amend my tax return online Form 8938. Can i amend my tax return online  If you had foreign financial assets in 2013, you may have to file Form 8938 with your return. Can i amend my tax return online See Form 8938 in chapter 1. Can i amend my tax return online Change of address. Can i amend my tax return online  If you change your home mailing address, notify the Internal Revenue Service using Form 8822, Change of Address. Can i amend my tax return online If you are changing your business address, use Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party—Business. Can i amend my tax return online Photographs of missing children. Can i amend my tax return online  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Can i amend my tax return online Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Can i amend my tax return online You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Can i amend my tax return online Introduction This publication discusses special tax rules for U. Can i amend my tax return online S. Can i amend my tax return online citizens and resident aliens who work abroad or who have income earned in foreign countries. Can i amend my tax return online If you are a U. Can i amend my tax return online S. Can i amend my tax return online citizen or resident alien, your worldwide income generally is subject to U. Can i amend my tax return online S. Can i amend my tax return online income tax, regardless of where you are living. Can i amend my tax return online Also, you are subject to the same income tax filing requirements that apply to U. Can i amend my tax return online S. Can i amend my tax return online citizens or resident aliens living in the United States. Can i amend my tax return online Expatriation tax provisions apply to U. Can i amend my tax return online S. Can i amend my tax return online citizens who have renounced their citizenship and long-term residents who have ended their residency. Can i amend my tax return online These provisions are discussed in chapter 4 of Publication 519, U. Can i amend my tax return online S. Can i amend my tax return online Tax Guide for Aliens. Can i amend my tax return online Resident alien. Can i amend my tax return online   A resident alien is an individual who is not a citizen or national of the United States and who meets either the green card test or the substantial presence test for the calendar year. Can i amend my tax return online Green card test. Can i amend my tax return online You are a U. Can i amend my tax return online S. Can i amend my tax return online resident if you were a lawful permanent resident of the United States at any time during the calendar year. Can i amend my tax return online This is known as the green card test because resident aliens hold immigrant visas (also known as green cards). Can i amend my tax return online Substantial presence test. Can i amend my tax return online You are considered a U. Can i amend my tax return online S. Can i amend my tax return online resident if you meet the substantial presence test for the calendar year. Can i amend my tax return online To meet this test, you must be physically present in the United States on at least: 31 days during the current calendar year, and A total of 183 days during the current year and the 2 preceding years, counting all the days of physical presence in the current year, but only 1/3 the number of days of presence in the first preceding year, and only 1/6 the number of days in the second preceding year. Can i amend my tax return online Example. Can i amend my tax return online You were physically present in the United States on 120 days in each of the years 2011, 2012, and 2013. Can i amend my tax return online To determine if you meet the substantial presence test for 2013, count the full 120 days of presence in 2013, 40 days in 2012 (1/3 of 120), and 20 days in 2011 (1/6 of 120). Can i amend my tax return online Because the total for the 3-year period is 180 days, you are not considered a resident under the substantial presence test for 2013. Can i amend my tax return online   For more information on resident and nonresident status, the tests for residence, and the exceptions to them, see Publication 519. Can i amend my tax return online Filing information. Can i amend my tax return online    Chapter 1 contains general filing information, such as: Whether you must file a U. Can i amend my tax return online S. Can i amend my tax return online tax return, When and where to file your return, How to report your income if it is paid in foreign currency, How to treat a nonresident alien spouse as a U. Can i amend my tax return online S. Can i amend my tax return online resident, and Whether you must pay estimated tax. Can i amend my tax return online Withholding tax. Can i amend my tax return online    Chapter 2 discusses the withholding of income, social security, and Medicare taxes from the pay of U. Can i amend my tax return online S. Can i amend my tax return online citizens and resident aliens. Can i amend my tax return online Self-employment tax. Can i amend my tax return online    Chapter 3 discusses who must pay self-employment tax. Can i amend my tax return online Foreign earned income exclusion and housing exclusion and deduction. Can i amend my tax return online    Chapter 4 discusses income tax benefits that apply if you meet certain requirements while living abroad. Can i amend my tax return online You may qualify to treat up to $97,600 of your income as not taxable by the United States. Can i amend my tax return online You also may be able to either deduct part of your housing expenses from your income or treat a limited amount of income used for housing expenses as not taxable by the United States. Can i amend my tax return online These benefits are called the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing deduction and exclusion. Can i amend my tax return online   To qualify for either of the exclusions or the deduction, you must have a tax home in a foreign country and earn income from personal services performed in a foreign country. Can i amend my tax return online These rules are explained in chapter 4. Can i amend my tax return online   If you are going to exclude or deduct your income as discussed above, you must file Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income, or Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Can i amend my tax return online Exemptions, deductions, and credits. Can i amend my tax return online    Chapter 5 discusses exemptions, deductions, and credits you may be able to claim on your return. Can i amend my tax return online These are generally the same as if you were living in the United States. Can i amend my tax return online However, if you choose to exclude foreign earned income or housing amounts, you cannot deduct or exclude any item or take a credit for any item that is related to the amounts you exclude. Can i amend my tax return online Among the topics discussed in chapter 5 are: Exemptions, Contributions to foreign organizations, Foreign moving expenses, Contributions to individual retirement arrangements (IRAs), and Foreign taxes. Can i amend my tax return online Tax treaty benefits. Can i amend my tax return online    Chapter 6 discusses some benefits that are common to most tax treaties and explains how to get help if you think you are not receiving a treaty benefit to which you are entitled. Can i amend my tax return online It also explains how to get copies of tax treaties. Can i amend my tax return online How to get tax help. Can i amend my tax return online    Chapter 7 is an explanation of how to get information and assistance from the IRS. 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