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Do unemployed people pay taxes 3. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Unrelated Trade or Business Table of Contents Selling of products of exempt functions. Do unemployed people pay taxes Dual use of assets or facilities. Do unemployed people pay taxes Exploitation of exempt functions. Do unemployed people pay taxes ExamplesExceptions. Do unemployed people pay taxes Excluded Trade or Business ActivitiesQualified sponsorship payment. Do unemployed people pay taxes Advertising. Do unemployed people pay taxes Exception for contingent payments. Do unemployed people pay taxes Exception for periodicals. Do unemployed people pay taxes Exception for conventions and trade shows. Do unemployed people pay taxes Legal definition. Do unemployed people pay taxes Legal where played. Do unemployed people pay taxes No for-profit games where played. Do unemployed people pay taxes Unrelated business income. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Unrelated business income is the income from a trade or business regularly conducted by an exempt organization and not substantially related to the performance by the organization of its exempt purpose or function, except that the organization uses the profits derived from this activity. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Certain trade or business activities are not treated as an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes See Excluded Trade or Business Activities, later. Do unemployed people pay taxes Trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The term “trade or business” generally includes any activity conducted for the production of income from selling goods or performing services. Do unemployed people pay taxes An activity does not lose its identity as a trade or business merely because it is conducted within a larger group of similar activities that may or may not be related to the exempt purposes of the organization. Do unemployed people pay taxes   For example, the regular sale of pharmaceutical supplies to the general public by a hospital pharmacy does not lose its identity as a trade or business, even though the pharmacy also furnishes supplies to the hospital and patients of the hospital in accordance with its exempt purpose. Do unemployed people pay taxes Similarly, soliciting, selling, and publishing commercial advertising is a trade or business even though the advertising is published in an exempt organization's periodical that contains editorial matter related to the organization's exempt purpose. Do unemployed people pay taxes Regularly conducted. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Business activities of an exempt organization ordinarily are considered regularly conducted if they show a frequency and continuity, and are pursued in a manner similar to comparable commercial activities of nonexempt organizations. Do unemployed people pay taxes   For example, a hospital auxiliary's operation of a sandwich stand for 2 weeks at a state fair would not be the regular conduct of a trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes The stand would not compete with similar facilities that a nonexempt organization would ordinarily operate year-round. Do unemployed people pay taxes However, operating a commercial parking lot every Saturday, year-round, would be the regular conduct of a trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Not substantially related. Do unemployed people pay taxes    A business activity is not substantially related to an organization's exempt purpose if it does not contribute importantly to accomplishing that purpose (other than through the production of funds). Do unemployed people pay taxes Whether an activity contributes importantly depends in each case on the facts involved. Do unemployed people pay taxes   In determining whether activities contribute importantly to the accomplishment of an exempt purpose, the size and extent of the activities involved must be considered in relation to the nature and extent of the exempt function that they intend to serve. Do unemployed people pay taxes For example, to the extent an activity is conducted on a scale larger than is reasonably necessary to perform an exempt purpose, it does not contribute importantly to the accomplishment of the exempt purpose. Do unemployed people pay taxes The part of the activity that is more than needed to accomplish the exempt purpose is an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Also in determining whether activities contribute importantly to the accomplishment of an exempt purpose, the following principles apply. Do unemployed people pay taxes Selling of products of exempt functions. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Ordinarily, selling products that result from the performance of exempt functions is not an unrelated trade or business if the product is sold in substantially the same state it is in when the exempt functions are completed. Do unemployed people pay taxes Thus, for an exempt organization engaged in rehabilitating handicapped persons (its exempt function), selling articles made by these persons as part of their rehabilitation training is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes   However, if a completed product resulting from an exempt function is used or exploited in further business activity beyond what is reasonably appropriate or necessary to dispose of it as is, the activity is an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes For example, if an exempt organization maintains an experimental dairy herd for scientific purposes, the sale of milk and cream produced in the ordinary course of operation of the project is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes But if the organization uses the milk and cream in the further manufacture of food items such as ice cream, pastries, etc. Do unemployed people pay taxes , the sale of these products is an unrelated trade or business unless the manufacturing activities themselves contribute importantly to the accomplishment of an exempt purpose of the organization. Do unemployed people pay taxes Dual use of assets or facilities. Do unemployed people pay taxes   If an asset or facility necessary to the conduct of exempt functions is also used in commercial activities, its use for exempt functions does not, by itself, make the commercial activities a related trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes The test, as discussed earlier, is whether the activities contribute importantly to the accomplishment of exempt purposes. Do unemployed people pay taxes   For example, a museum has a theater auditorium designed for showing educational films in connection with its program of public education in the arts and sciences. Do unemployed people pay taxes The theater is a principal feature of the museum and operates continuously while the museum is open to the public. Do unemployed people pay taxes If the organization also operates the theater as a motion picture theater for the public when the museum is closed, the activity is an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes   For information on allocating expenses for the dual use of assets or facilities, see Deductions in chapter 4. Do unemployed people pay taxes Exploitation of exempt functions. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Exempt activities sometimes create goodwill or other intangibles that can be exploited in a commercial way. Do unemployed people pay taxes When an organization exploits such an intangible in commercial activities, the fact that the income depends in part upon an exempt function of the organization does not make the commercial activities a related trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Unless the commercial exploitation contributes importantly to the accomplishment of the exempt purpose, the commercial activities are an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes   For the treatment of expenses attributable to the exploitation of exempt activities, see Deductions in chapter 4. Do unemployed people pay taxes Examples The following are examples of activities that were determined to be (or not to be) unrelated trades or businesses using the definitions and principles just discussed. Do unemployed people pay taxes Sales commissions. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An agricultural organization, whose exempt purposes are to promote better conditions for cattle breeders and to improve the breed generally, engages in an unrelated trade or business when it regularly sells cattle for its members on a commission basis. Do unemployed people pay taxes Artists' facilities. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An organization whose exempt purpose is to stimulate and foster public interest in the fine arts by promoting art exhibits, sponsoring cultural events, and furnishing information about fine arts leases studio apartments to artist tenants and operates a dining hall primarily for these tenants. Do unemployed people pay taxes These two activities do not contribute importantly to accomplishing the organization's exempt purpose. Do unemployed people pay taxes Therefore, they are unrelated trades or businesses. Do unemployed people pay taxes Membership list sales. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An exempt educational organization regularly sells membership mailing lists to business firms. Do unemployed people pay taxes This activity does not contribute importantly to the accomplishment of the organization's exempt purpose and therefore is an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Also see Exchange or rental of member lists under Excluded Trade or Business Activities, later. Do unemployed people pay taxes Hospital facilities. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An exempt hospital leases its adjacent office building and furnishes certain office services to a hospital-based medical group for a fee. Do unemployed people pay taxes The group provides all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the hospital's patients and operates the hospital's emergency room on a 24-hour basis. Do unemployed people pay taxes The leasing activity is substantially related to the hospital's exempt purpose and is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The hospital also operates a gift shop patronized by patients, visitors making purchases for patients, and employees; a cafeteria and coffee shop primarily for employees and medical staff; and a parking lot for patients and visitors only. Do unemployed people pay taxes These activities are also substantially related to the hospital's exempt purpose and do not constitute unrelated trades or businesses. Do unemployed people pay taxes Book publishing. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An exempt organization engages primarily in activities that further its exempt purposes. Do unemployed people pay taxes It also owns the publication rights to a book that does not relate to any of its exempt purposes. Do unemployed people pay taxes The organization exploits the book in a commercial manner by arranging for printing, distribution, publicity, and advertising in connection with the sale of the book. Do unemployed people pay taxes These activities constitute a trade or business regularly conducted. Do unemployed people pay taxes Because exploiting the book is unrelated to the organization's exempt purposes (except for the use of the book's profits), the income is unrelated business income. Do unemployed people pay taxes   However, if the organization transfers publication rights to a commercial publisher in return for royalties, the royalty income received will not be unrelated business income. Do unemployed people pay taxes See Royalties under Exclusions in chapter 4. Do unemployed people pay taxes School handicraft shop. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An exempt vocational school operates a handicraft shop that sells articles made by students in their regular courses of instruction. Do unemployed people pay taxes The students are paid a percentage of the sales price. Do unemployed people pay taxes In addition, the shop sells products made by local residents who make articles at home according to the shop's specifications. Do unemployed people pay taxes The shop manager periodically inspects the articles during their manufacture to ensure that they meet desired standards of style and quality. Do unemployed people pay taxes Although many local participants are former students of the school, any qualified person may participate in the program. Do unemployed people pay taxes The sale of articles made by students does not constitute an unrelated trade or business, but the sale of products made by local residents is an unrelated trade or business and is subject to unrelated business income tax. Do unemployed people pay taxes School facilities. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An exempt school has tennis courts and dressing rooms that it uses during the regular school year in its educational program. Do unemployed people pay taxes During the summer, the school operates a tennis club open to the general public. Do unemployed people pay taxes Employees of the school run the club, including collecting membership fees and scheduling court time. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Another exempt school leases the same type of facilities to an unrelated individual who runs a tennis club for the summer. Do unemployed people pay taxes The lease is for a fixed fee that does not depend on the income or profits derived from the leased property. Do unemployed people pay taxes   In both situations, the exempt purpose is the advancement of education. Do unemployed people pay taxes Furnishing tennis facilities in the manner described does not further that exempt purpose. Do unemployed people pay taxes These activities are unrelated trades or businesses. Do unemployed people pay taxes However, in the second situation the income derived from the leasing of the property is excluded from unrelated business taxable income as rent from real property. Do unemployed people pay taxes See Rents under Exclusions in chapter 4. Do unemployed people pay taxes Services provided with lease. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An exempt university leases its football stadium during several months of the year to a professional football team for a fixed fee. Do unemployed people pay taxes Under the lease agreement, the university furnishes heat, light, and water and is responsible for all ground maintenance. Do unemployed people pay taxes It also provides dressing room, linen, and stadium security services for the professional team. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Leasing of the stadium is an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes In addition, the substantial services furnished for the convenience of the lessee go beyond those usually provided with the rental of space for occupancy only. Do unemployed people pay taxes Therefore, the income from this lease is rent from real property and unrelated business taxable income. Do unemployed people pay taxes Broadcasting rights. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An exempt collegiate athletic conference conducts an annual competitive athletic game between its conference champion and another collegiate team. Do unemployed people pay taxes Income is derived from admission charges and the sale of exclusive broadcasting rights to a national radio and television network. Do unemployed people pay taxes An athletic program is considered an integral part of the educational process of a university. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The educational purposes served by intercollegiate athletics are identical whether conducted directly by individual universities or by their regional athletic conference. Do unemployed people pay taxes Also, the educational purposes served by exhibiting a game before an audience that is physically present and exhibiting the game on television or radio before a much larger audience are substantially similar. Do unemployed people pay taxes Therefore, the sale of the broadcasting rights contributes importantly to the accomplishment of the organization's exempt purpose and is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes   In a similar situation, an exempt organization was created as a national governing body for amateur athletes to foster interest in amateur sports and to encourage widespread public participation. Do unemployed people pay taxes The organization receives income each year from the sale of exclusive broadcasting rights to an independent producer, who contracts with a commercial network to broadcast many of the athletic events sponsored, supervised, and regulated by the organization. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The broadcasting of these events promotes the various amateur sports, fosters widespread public interest in the benefits of the organization's nationwide amateur program, and encourages public participation. Do unemployed people pay taxes The sale of the rights and the broadcasting of the events contribute importantly to the organization's exempt purpose. Do unemployed people pay taxes Therefore, the sale of the exclusive broadcasting rights is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Yearbook advertising. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An exempt organization receives income from the sale of advertising in its annual yearbook. Do unemployed people pay taxes The organization hires an independent commercial firm, under a contract covering a full calendar year, to conduct an intensive advertising solicitation campaign in the organization's name. Do unemployed people pay taxes This firm is paid a percentage of the gross advertising receipts for selling the advertising, collecting from advertisers, and printing the yearbook. Do unemployed people pay taxes This advertising activity is an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Pet boarding and grooming services. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An exempt organization, organized and operated for the prevention of cruelty to animals, receives unrelated business income from providing pet boarding and grooming services for the general public. Do unemployed people pay taxes These activities do not contribute importantly to its purpose of preventing cruelty to animals. Do unemployed people pay taxes Museum eating facilities. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An exempt art museum operates a dining room, a cafeteria, and a snack bar for use by the museum staff, employees, and visitors. Do unemployed people pay taxes Eating facilities in the museum help to attract visitors and allow them to spend more time viewing the museum's exhibits without having to seek outside restaurants at mealtime. Do unemployed people pay taxes The eating facilities also allow the museum staff and employees to remain in the museum throughout the day. Do unemployed people pay taxes Thus, the museum's operation of the eating facilities contributes importantly to the accomplishment of its exempt purposes and is not unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Halfway house workshop. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A halfway house organized to provide room, board, therapy, and counseling for persons discharged from alcoholic treatment centers also operates a furniture shop to provide full-time employment for its residents. Do unemployed people pay taxes The profits are applied to the operating costs of the halfway house. Do unemployed people pay taxes The income from this venture is not unrelated trade or business income because the furniture shop contributes importantly to the organization's purpose of aiding its residents' transition from treatment to a normal and productive life. Do unemployed people pay taxes Travel tour programs. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Travel tour activities that are a trade or business are an unrelated trade or business if the activities are not substantially related to the purpose for which tax exemption was granted to the organization. Do unemployed people pay taxes Example 1. Do unemployed people pay taxes A tax-exempt university alumni association provides a travel tour program for its members and their families. Do unemployed people pay taxes The organization works with various travel agencies and schedules approximately ten tours a year to various places around the world. Do unemployed people pay taxes It mails out promotional material and accepts reservations for fees paid by the travel agencies on a per-person basis. Do unemployed people pay taxes The organization provides an employee for each tour as a tour leader. Do unemployed people pay taxes There is no formal educational program conducted with these tours, and they do not differ from regular commercially operated tours. Do unemployed people pay taxes By providing travel tours to its members, the organization is engaging in a regularly conducted trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Even if the tours it offers support the university, financially and otherwise, and encourage alumni to do the same, they do not contribute importantly to the organization's exempt purpose of promoting education. Do unemployed people pay taxes Therefore, the sale of the travel tours is an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Example 2. Do unemployed people pay taxes A tax-exempt organization formed for the purpose of educating individuals about the geography and the culture of the United States provides study tours to national parks and other locations within the United States. Do unemployed people pay taxes These tours are conducted by teachers and others certified by the state board of education. Do unemployed people pay taxes The tours are primarily designed for students enrolled in degree programs at state educational institutions but are open to all who agree to participate in the required study program associated with the tour taken. Do unemployed people pay taxes A tour's study program consists of instruction on subjects related to the location being visited on the tour. Do unemployed people pay taxes Each tour group brings along a library of material related to the subjects being studied on the tour. Do unemployed people pay taxes During the tour, 5 or 6 hours per day are devoted to organized study, preparation of reports, lectures, instruction, and recitation by the students. Do unemployed people pay taxes Examinations are given at the end of each tour. Do unemployed people pay taxes The state board of education awards academic credit for tour participation. Do unemployed people pay taxes Because these tours are substantially related to the organization's exempt purpose, they are not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Insurance programs. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An organization that acts as a group insurance policyholder for its members and collects a fee for performing administrative services is normally carrying on an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Exceptions. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Organizations whose exempt activities may include the provision of insurance benefits, such as fraternal beneficiary societies, voluntary employees beneficiary associations, and labor organizations, are generally exceptions to this rule. Do unemployed people pay taxes Magazine publishing. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An association of credit unions with tax-exempt status as a business league publishes a consumer-oriented magazine four times a year and makes it available to member credit unions for purchase. Do unemployed people pay taxes   By selling a magazine to its members as a promotional device, the organization furnishes its members with a regular commercial service they can use in their own operations. Do unemployed people pay taxes This service does not promote the improvement of business conditions of one or more lines of business, which is the exempt purpose of a business league. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Since the activity does not contribute importantly to the organization's exempt function, it is an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Directory of members. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A business league publishes an annual directory that contains a list of all its members, their addresses, and their area of expertise. Do unemployed people pay taxes Each member has the same amount of space in the directory, and its format does not emphasize the relative importance or reputation of any member. Do unemployed people pay taxes The directory contains no commercial advertisement and is sold only to the organization's members. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The directory facilitates communication among the members and encourages the exchange of ideas and expertise. Do unemployed people pay taxes Because the directory lists the members in a similar noncommercial format without advertising and is not distributed to the public, its sale does not confer private commercial benefits on the members. Do unemployed people pay taxes The sale of the directory does contribute importantly to the organization's exempt purpose and is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes This directory differs from the publication discussed next because of its noncommercial characteristics. Do unemployed people pay taxes Sales of advertising space. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A national association of law enforcement officials publishes a monthly journal that contains articles and other editorial material of professional interest to its members. Do unemployed people pay taxes The journal is distributed without charge, mainly to the organization's members. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The organization sells advertising space in the journal either for conventional advertising or to merely identify the purchaser without a commercial message. Do unemployed people pay taxes Some of the noncommercial advertising identifies the purchaser in a separate space, and some consists of listings of 60 or more purchasers per page. Do unemployed people pay taxes A business firm identified in a separate space is further identified in an Index of Advertisers. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The organization solicits advertising by personal contacts. Do unemployed people pay taxes Advertising from large firms is solicited by contacting their chief executive officer or community relations officer rather than their advertising manager. Do unemployed people pay taxes The organization also solicits advertising in form letters appealing for corporate and personal contributions. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An exempt organization's sale of advertising placed for the purchaser's commercial benefit is a commercial activity. Do unemployed people pay taxes Goodwill derived by the purchaser from being identified as a patron of the organization is usually considered a form of commercial benefit. Do unemployed people pay taxes Therefore, advertising in an exempt organization's publication is generally presumed to be placed for the purchaser's commercial benefit, even if it has no commercial message. Do unemployed people pay taxes However, this presumption is not conclusive if the purchaser's patronage would be difficult to justify commercially in view of the facts and circumstances. Do unemployed people pay taxes In that case, other factors should also be considered in determining whether a commercial benefit can be expected. Do unemployed people pay taxes Those other factors include: The normal manner in which the publication is circulated; The territorial scope of the circulation; The extent to which its readers, promoters, or the like could reasonably be expected to further, either directly or indirectly, the commercial interest of the advertisers; The eligibility of the publishing organization to receive tax-deductible contributions; and The commercial or noncommercial methods used to solicit the advertisers. Do unemployed people pay taxes   In this situation, the purchaser of a separate advertising space without a commercial message can nevertheless expect a commercial benefit from the goodwill derived from being identified in that manner as a patron of the organization. Do unemployed people pay taxes However, the purchaser of a listing cannot expect more than an inconsequential benefit. Do unemployed people pay taxes Therefore, the sale of separate spaces, but not the listings, is an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Publishing legal notices. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A bar association publishes a legal journal containing opinions of the county court, articles of professional interest to lawyers, advertisements for products and services used by the legal profession, and legal notices. Do unemployed people pay taxes The legal notices are published to satisfy state laws requiring publication of notices in connection with legal proceedings, such as the administration of estates and actions to quiet title to real property. Do unemployed people pay taxes The state designated the bar association's journal as the place to publish the required notices. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The publication of ordinary commercial advertising does not advance the exempt purposes of the association even when published in a periodical that contains material related to exempt purposes. Do unemployed people pay taxes Although the advertising is directed specifically to members of the legal profession, it is still commercial in nature and does not contribute importantly to the exempt purposes of the association. Do unemployed people pay taxes Therefore, the advertising income is unrelated trade or business income. Do unemployed people pay taxes   On the other hand, the publication of legal notices is distinguishable from ordinary commercial advertising in that its purpose is to inform the general public of significant legal events rather than to stimulate demand for the products or services of an advertiser. Do unemployed people pay taxes This promotes the common interests of the legal profession and contributes importantly to the association's exempt purposes. Do unemployed people pay taxes Therefore, the publishing of legal notices does not constitute an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Museum greeting card sales. Do unemployed people pay taxes    An art museum that exhibits modern art sells greeting cards that display printed reproductions of selected works from other art collections. Do unemployed people pay taxes Each card is imprinted with the name of the artist, the title or subject matter of the work, the date or period of its creation, if known, and the museum's name. Do unemployed people pay taxes The cards contain appropriate greetings and are personalized on request. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The organization sells the cards in the shop it operates in the museum and sells them at quantity discounts to retail stores. Do unemployed people pay taxes It also sells them by mail order through a catalog that is advertised in magazines and other publications throughout the year. Do unemployed people pay taxes As a result, a large number of cards are sold at a significant profit. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The museum is exempt as an educational organization on the basis of its ownership, maintenance, and exhibition for public viewing of works of art. Do unemployed people pay taxes The sale of greeting cards with printed reproductions of artworks contributes importantly to the achievement of the museum's exempt educational purposes by enhancing public awareness, interest, and appreciation of art. Do unemployed people pay taxes The cards may encourage more people to visit the museum itself to share in its educational programs. Do unemployed people pay taxes The fact that the cards are promoted and sold in a commercial manner at a profit and in competition with commercial greeting card publishers does not alter the fact that the activity is related to the museum's exempt purpose. Do unemployed people pay taxes Therefore, these sales activities are not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Museum shop. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An art museum maintained and operated for the exhibition of American folk art operates a shop in the museum that sells: Reproductions of works in the museum's own collection and reproductions of artistic works from the collections of other art museums (prints suitable for framing, postcards, greeting cards, and slides); Metal, wood, and ceramic copies of American folk art objects from its own collection and similar copies of art objects from other collections of artworks; Instructional literature and scientific books and souvenir items concerning the history and development of art and, in particular, of American folk art; and Scientific books and souvenir items of the city in which the museum is located. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The shop also rents originals or reproductions of paintings contained in its collection. Do unemployed people pay taxes All of its reproductions are imprinted with the name of the artist, the title or subject matter of the work from which it is reproduced, and the museum's name. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Each line of merchandise must be considered separately to determine if sales are related to the exempt purpose. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The sale and rental of reproductions and copies of works from the museum's own collection and reproductions of artistic works not owned by the museum contribute importantly to the achievement of the museum's exempt educational purpose by making works of art familiar to a broader segment of the public, thereby enhancing the public's understanding and appreciation of art. Do unemployed people pay taxes The same is true for the sale of literature relating to art. Do unemployed people pay taxes Therefore, these sales activities are not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes   On the other hand, the sale of scientific books and souvenir items of the city where the museum is located has no causal relationship to art or to artistic endeavor and, therefore, does not contribute importantly to the accomplishment of the museum's exempt educational purposes. Do unemployed people pay taxes The fact that selling some of these items could, under different circumstances, be held related to the exempt educational purpose of some other exempt educational organization does not change this conclusion. Do unemployed people pay taxes Additionally, the sale of these items does not lose its identity as a trade or business merely because the museum also sells articles which do contribute importantly to the accomplishment of its exempt function. Do unemployed people pay taxes Therefore, these sales are an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Business league's parking and bus services. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A business league, whose purpose is to retain and stimulate trade in a downtown area that has inadequate parking facilities, operates a fringe parking lot and shuttle bus service. Do unemployed people pay taxes It also operates, as an insubstantial part of its activities, a park and shop plan. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The fringe parking lot and shuttle bus service operate in a manner that does not favor any individual or group of downtown merchants. Do unemployed people pay taxes The merchants cannot offer free or discount parking or bus fares to their customers. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The park and shop plan allows customers of particular merchants to park free at certain parking lots in the area. Do unemployed people pay taxes Merchants participating in this plan buy parking stamps, which they distribute to their customers to use to pay for parking. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Operating the fringe parking lot and shuttle bus service provides easy and convenient access to the downtown area and, therefore, stimulates and improves business conditions in the downtown area generally. Do unemployed people pay taxes That activity contributes importantly to the organization's accomplishing its exempt purpose and is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The park and shop plan encourages customers to use a limited number of participating member merchants in order to obtain free parking. Do unemployed people pay taxes This provides a particular service to individual members of the organization and does not further its exempt purpose. Do unemployed people pay taxes Therefore, operating the park and shop plan is an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Youth residence. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An exempt organization, whose purpose is to provide for the welfare of young people, rents rooms primarily to people under age 25. Do unemployed people pay taxes The residence units are operated on, and as a part of, the premises in which the organization carries on the social, recreational, and guidance programs for which it was recognized as exempt. Do unemployed people pay taxes The facilities are under the management and supervision of trained career professionals who provide residents with personal counseling, physical education programs, and group recreational activities. Do unemployed people pay taxes The rentals are not an unrelated trade or business because renting the rooms is substantially related to the organization's exempt purpose. Do unemployed people pay taxes Health club program. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An exempt charitable organization's purpose is to provide for the welfare of young people. Do unemployed people pay taxes The organization conducts charitable activities and maintains facilities that will contribute to the physical, social, mental, and spiritual health of young people at minimum or no cost to them. Do unemployed people pay taxes Nominal annual dues are charged for membership in the organization and use of the facilities. Do unemployed people pay taxes   In addition, the organization organized a health club program that its members could join for an annual fee in addition to the annual dues. Do unemployed people pay taxes The annual fee is comparable to fees charged by similar local commercial health clubs and is sufficiently high to restrict participation in the program to a limited number of members of the community. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The health club program is in addition to the general physical fitness program of the organization. Do unemployed people pay taxes Operating this program does not contribute importantly to the organization's accomplishing its exempt purpose and, therefore, is an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Miniature golf course. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An exempt youth welfare organization operates a miniature golf course that is open to the general public. Do unemployed people pay taxes The course, which is managed by salaried employees, is substantially similar to commercial courses. Do unemployed people pay taxes The admission fees charged are comparable to fees of commercial facilities and are designed to return a profit. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The operation of the miniature golf course in a commercial manner does not contribute importantly to the accomplishment of the organization's exempt purpose and, therefore, is an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Sales of hearing aids. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A tax-exempt hospital, whose primary activity is rehabilitation, sells hearing aids to patients. Do unemployed people pay taxes This activity is an essential part of the hospital's program to test and evaluate patients with hearing deficiencies and contributes importantly to its exempt purpose. Do unemployed people pay taxes It is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Nonpatient laboratory testing. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Nonpatient laboratory testing performed by a tax-exempt teaching hospital on specimens needed for the conduct of its teaching activities is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes However, laboratory testing performed by a tax-exempt non-teaching hospital on referred specimens from private office patients of staff physicians is an unrelated trade or business if these services are otherwise available in the community. Do unemployed people pay taxes Selling endorsements. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An exempt scientific organization enjoys an excellent reputation in the field of biological research. Do unemployed people pay taxes It exploits this reputation regularly by selling endorsements of laboratory equipment to manufacturers. Do unemployed people pay taxes Endorsing laboratory equipment does not contribute importantly to the accomplishment of any purpose for which exemption is granted to the organization. Do unemployed people pay taxes Accordingly, the sale of endorsements is an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Sponsoring entertainment events. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An exempt university has a regular faculty and a regularly enrolled student body. Do unemployed people pay taxes During the school year, the university sponsors the appearance of professional theater companies and symphony orchestras that present drama and musical performances for the students and faculty members. Do unemployed people pay taxes Members of the general public also are admitted. Do unemployed people pay taxes The university advertises these performances and supervises advance ticket sales at various places, including such university facilities as the cafeteria and the university bookstore. Do unemployed people pay taxes Although the presentation of the performances makes use of an intangible generated by the university's exempt educational functions—the presence of the student body and faculty—such drama and music events contribute importantly to the overall educational and cultural functions of the university. Do unemployed people pay taxes Therefore, the activity is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Excluded Trade or Business Activities The following activities are specifically excluded from the definition of unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Volunteer workforce. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Any trade or business in which substantially all the work is performed for the organization without compensation is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Example 1. Do unemployed people pay taxes A retail store operated by an exempt orphanage where unpaid volunteers perform substantially all the work in carrying on the business is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Example 2. Do unemployed people pay taxes A volunteer fire company conducts weekly public dances. Do unemployed people pay taxes Holding public dances and charging admission on a regular basis may, given the facts and circumstances of a particular case, be considered an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes However, because the work at the dances is performed by unpaid volunteers, the activity is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Convenience of members. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A trade or business conducted by a 501(c)(3) organization or by a governmental college or university primarily for the convenience of its members, students, patients, officers, or employees is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes For example, a laundry operated by a college for the purpose of laundering dormitory linens and students' clothing is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Qualified sponsorship activities. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Soliciting and receiving qualified sponsorship payments is not an unrelated trade or business, and the payments are not subject to unrelated business income tax. Do unemployed people pay taxes Qualified sponsorship payment. Do unemployed people pay taxes   This is any payment made by a person engaged in a trade or business for which the person will receive no substantial benefit other than the use or acknowledgment of the business name, logo, or product lines in connection with the organization's activities. Do unemployed people pay taxes “Use or acknowledgment” does not include advertising the sponsor's products or services. Do unemployed people pay taxes The organization's activities include all its activities, whether or not related to its exempt purposes. Do unemployed people pay taxes   For example, if, in return for receiving a sponsorship payment, an organization promises to use the sponsor's name or logo in acknowledging the sponsor's support for an educational or fundraising event, the payment is a qualified sponsorship payment and is not subject to the unrelated business income tax. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Providing facilities, services, or other privileges (for example, complimentary tickets, pro-am playing spots in golf tournaments, or receptions for major donors) to a sponsor or the sponsor's designees in connection with a sponsorship payment does not affect whether the payment is a qualified sponsorship payment. Do unemployed people pay taxes Instead, providing these goods or services is treated as a separate transaction in determining whether the organization has unrelated business income from the event. Do unemployed people pay taxes Generally, if the services or facilities are not a substantial benefit or if providing them is a related business activity, the payments will not be subject to the unrelated business income tax. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Similarly, the sponsor's receipt of a license to use an intangible asset (for example, a trademark, logo, or designation) of the organization is treated as separate from the qualified sponsorship transaction in determining whether the organization has unrelated business taxable income. Do unemployed people pay taxes   If part of a payment would be a qualified sponsorship payment if paid separately, that part is treated as a separate payment. Do unemployed people pay taxes For example, if a sponsorship payment entitles the sponsor to both product advertising and the use or acknowledgment of the sponsor's name or logo by the organization, then the unrelated business income tax does not apply to the part of the payment that is more than the fair market value of the product advertising. Do unemployed people pay taxes Advertising. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A payment is not a qualified sponsorship payment if, in return, the organization advertises the sponsor's products or services. Do unemployed people pay taxes For information on the treatment of payments for advertising, see Exploitation of Exempt Activity—Advertising Sales in chapter 4. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Advertising includes: Messages containing qualitative or comparative language, price information, or other indications of savings or value; Endorsements; and Inducements to purchase, sell, or use the products or services. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The use of promotional logos or slogans that are an established part of the sponsor's identity is not, by itself, advertising. Do unemployed people pay taxes In addition, mere distribution or display of a sponsor's product by the organization to the public at a sponsored event, whether for free or for remuneration, is considered use or acknowledgment of the product rather than advertising. Do unemployed people pay taxes Exception for contingent payments. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A payment is not a qualified sponsorship payment if its amount is contingent, by contract or otherwise, upon the level of attendance at one or more events, broadcast ratings, or other factors indicating the degree of public exposure to one or more events. Do unemployed people pay taxes However, the fact that a sponsorship payment is contingent upon an event actually taking place or being broadcast does not, by itself, affect whether a payment qualifies. Do unemployed people pay taxes Exception for periodicals. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A payment is not a qualified sponsorship payment if it entitles the payer to the use or acknowledgment of the business name, logo, or product lines in the organization's periodical. Do unemployed people pay taxes For this purpose, a periodical is any regularly scheduled and printed material (for example, a monthly journal) published by or on behalf of the organization. Do unemployed people pay taxes It does not include material that is related to and primarily distributed in connection with a specific event conducted by the organization (for example, a program or brochure distributed at a sponsored event). Do unemployed people pay taxes   The treatment of payments that entitle the payer to the depiction of the payer's name, logo, or products lines in an organization's periodical is determined under the rules that apply to advertising activities. Do unemployed people pay taxes See Sales of advertising space under Examples, earlier in this chapter. Do unemployed people pay taxes Also see Exploitation of Exempt Activity—Advertising Sales in chapter 4. Do unemployed people pay taxes Exception for conventions and trade shows. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A payment is not a qualified sponsorship payment if it is made in connection with any qualified convention or trade show activity. Do unemployed people pay taxes The exclusion of qualified convention or trade show activities from the definition of unrelated trade or business is explained later under Convention or trade show activity. Do unemployed people pay taxes Selling donated merchandise. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A trade or business that consists of selling merchandise, substantially all of which the organization received as gifts or contributions, is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes For example, a thrift shop operated by a tax-exempt organization that sells donated clothes and books to the general public, with the proceeds going to the exempt organization, is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Employee association sales. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The sale of certain items by a local association of employees described in section 501(c)(4), organized before May 17, 1969, is not an unrelated trade or business if the items are sold for the convenience of the association's members at their usual place of employment. Do unemployed people pay taxes This exclusion applies only to the sale of work-related clothes and equipment and items normally sold through vending machines, food dispensing facilities, or by snack bars. Do unemployed people pay taxes Bingo games. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Certain bingo games are not included in the term “unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes ” To qualify for this exclusion, the bingo game must meet the following requirements. Do unemployed people pay taxes It meets the legal definition of bingo. Do unemployed people pay taxes It is legal where it is played. Do unemployed people pay taxes It is played in a jurisdiction where bingo games are not regularly conducted by for-profit organizations. Do unemployed people pay taxes Legal definition. Do unemployed people pay taxes   For a game to meet the legal definition of bingo, wagers must be placed, winners must be determined, and prizes or other property must be distributed in the presence of all persons placing wagers in that game. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A wagering game that does not meet the legal definition of bingo does not qualify for the exclusion, regardless of its name. Do unemployed people pay taxes For example, “instant bingo,” in which a player buys a pre-packaged bingo card with pull-tabs that the player removes to determine if he or she is a winner, does not qualify. Do unemployed people pay taxes Legal where played. Do unemployed people pay taxes   This exclusion applies only if bingo is legal under the laws of the jurisdiction where it is conducted. Do unemployed people pay taxes The fact that a jurisdiction's law that prohibits bingo is rarely enforced or is widely disregarded does not make the conduct of bingo legal for this purpose. Do unemployed people pay taxes No for-profit games where played. Do unemployed people pay taxes   This exclusion applies only if for-profit organizations cannot regularly conduct bingo games in any part of the same jurisdiction. Do unemployed people pay taxes Jurisdiction is normally the entire state; however, in certain situations, local jurisdiction will control. Do unemployed people pay taxes Example. Do unemployed people pay taxes Tax-exempt organizations X and Y are organized under the laws of state N, which has a law that permits exempt organizations to conduct bingo games. Do unemployed people pay taxes In addition, for-profit organizations are permitted to conduct bingo games in city S, a resort community located in county R. Do unemployed people pay taxes Several for-profit organizations conduct nightly games. Do unemployed people pay taxes Y conducts weekly bingo games in city S, while X conducts weekly games in county R. Do unemployed people pay taxes Since state law confines the for-profit organizations to city S, local jurisdiction controls. Do unemployed people pay taxes Y's bingo games conducted in city S are an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes However, X's bingo games conducted in county R outside of city S are not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Gambling activities other than bingo. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Any game of chance conducted by an exempt organization in North Dakota is not an unrelated trade or business if conducting the game does not violate any state or local law. Do unemployed people pay taxes Pole rentals. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The term unrelated trade or business does not include qualified pole rentals by a mutual or cooperative telephone or electric company described in section 501(c)(12). Do unemployed people pay taxes A qualified pole rental is the rental of a pole (or other structure used to support wires) if the pole (or other structure) is used: By the telephone or electric company to support one or more wires that the company uses in providing telephone or electric services to its members, and According to the rental, to support one or more wires (in addition to the wires described in 1 ) for use in connection with the transmission by wire of electricity or of telephone or other communications. Do unemployed people pay taxes For this purpose, the term rental includes any sale of the right to use the pole (or other structure). Do unemployed people pay taxes Distribution of low cost articles. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The term unrelated trade or business does not include activities relating to the distribution of low cost articles incidental to soliciting charitable contributions. Do unemployed people pay taxes This applies to organizations described in section 501 that are eligible to receive charitable contributions. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A distribution is considered incidental to the solicitation of a charitable contribution if: The recipient did not request the distribution, The distribution is made without the express consent of the recipient, and The article is accompanied by a request for a charitable contribution to the organization and a statement that the recipient may keep the low cost article regardless of whether a contribution is made. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An article is considered low cost if the cost of an item (or the aggregate costs if more than one item) distributed to a single recipient in a tax year is not more than $5, indexed annually for inflation. Do unemployed people pay taxes The maximum cost of a low cost article is $9. Do unemployed people pay taxes 70 for 2011. Do unemployed people pay taxes The cost of an article is the cost to the organization that distributes the item or on whose behalf it is distributed. Do unemployed people pay taxes Exchange or rental of member lists. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The exchange or rental of member or donor lists between organizations described in section 501 that are eligible to receive charitable contributions is not included in the term unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes Hospital services. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The providing of certain services at or below cost by an exempt hospital to other exempt hospitals that have facilities for 100 or fewer inpatients is not an unrelated trade or business. Do unemployed people pay taxes This exclusion applies only to services described in section 501(e)(1)(A). Do unemployed people pay taxes Public entertainment activity. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An unrelated trade or business does not include a qualified public entertainment activity. Do unemployed people pay taxes A public entertainment activity is one traditionally conducted at a fair or exposition promoting agriculture and education, including any activity whose purpose is designed to attract the public to fairs or expositions or to promote the breeding of animals or the development of products or equipment. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A qualified public entertainment activity is one conducted by a qualifying organization: In conjunction with an international, national, state, regional, or local fair or exposition; In accordance with state law that permits the activity to be operated or conducted solely by such an organization or by an agency, instrumentality, or political subdivision of the state; or In accordance with state law that permits an organization to be granted a license to conduct an activity for not more than 20 days on paying the state a lower percentage of the revenue from the activity than the state charges nonqualifying organizations that hold similar activities. Do unemployed people pay taxes   For these purposes, a qualifying organization is an organization described in section 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), or 501(c)(5) that regularly conducts an agricultural and educational fair or exposition as one of its substantial exempt purposes. Do unemployed people pay taxes Its conducting qualified public entertainment activities will not affect determination of its exempt status. Do unemployed people pay taxes Convention or trade show activity. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An unrelated trade or business does not include qualified convention or trade show activities conducted at a convention, annual meeting, or trade show. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A qualified convention or trade show activity is any activity of a kind traditionally conducted by a qualifying organization in conjunction with an international, national, state, regional, or local convention, annual meeting, or show if: One of the purposes of the organization in sponsoring the activity is promoting and stimulating interest in, and demand for, the products and services of that industry or educating the persons in attendance regarding new products and services or new rules and regulations affecting the industry; and The show is designed to achieve its purpose through the character of the exhibits and the extent of the industry products that are displayed. Do unemployed people pay taxes   For these purposes, a qualifying organization is one described in section 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), or 501(c)(6). Do unemployed people pay taxes The organization must regularly conduct, as one of its substantial exempt purposes, a qualified convention or trade show activity. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The rental of display space to exhibitors (including exhibitors who are suppliers) at a qualified convention or trade show is not an unrelated trade or business even if the exhibitors who rent the space are permitted to sell or solicit orders. Do unemployed people pay taxes For this purpose, a supplier's exhibit is one in which the exhibitor displays goods or services that are supplied to, rather than by, members of the qualifying organization in the conduct of these members' own trades or businesses. Do unemployed people pay taxes    Certain Internet activities conducted by a trade association described in section 501(c)(6) will be considered qualified convention and trade show activity if conducted on a special supplementary section of the association's website in conjunction with a trade show conducted by the association. Do unemployed people pay taxes The trade show itself must be a qualified convention and trade show activity. Do unemployed people pay taxes The supplementary section of the website must be ancillary to, and serve to augment and enhance, the trade show, as when it makes available the same information available at the trade show and is available only during a time period that coincides with the time period that the trade show is in operation. 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Types of Loans

There are different types of loans. Some are secured loans. This mean that your property and things you own are used as collateral, and if you cannot pay back the loan, the lender will take your collateral to get their money back. Other types of loans, unsecured loans, don’t use property as collateral. Lenders consider these as more risky than secured loans, so they charge a higher interest rate for them. Most credit cards are unsecured loans, although some consumers have secured credit cards. Two very common secured loans are home equity and installment loans.

Home-Equity Loans

A home equity loan could be a smart way to pay off high-interest debt or pay for home repairs. But consider carefully before taking out a home equity loan. If you are unable to make payments on time, you could lose your home.

Home equity loans can either be a revolving line of credit or a lump sum. Revolving credit lets you withdraw funds when you need them. A lump sum is a one-time closed-end loan, for a particular purpose, such as remodeling or tuition. Apply for a home equity loan through a bank or credit union first. These loans are likely to cost less than those offered by finance companies.

Installment Loans


Before you sign an agreement for a loan to buy a house, a car or other large purchase, make sure you fully understand all the lender's terms and conditions, including:

  • The dollar amount you are borrowing.
  • The payment amounts and when they are due.
  • The total finance charge, the total of all the interest and fees you must pay to get the loan.
  • The Annual Percentage Rate (APR), the rate of interest you will pay over the full term of the loan.
  • Penalties for late payments.
  • What the lender will do if you can't pay back the loan.
  • Penalties if you pay the loan back early

The Truth in Lending Act requires lenders to give you this information so you can compare different offers.

Payday and Tax Refund Loans

Payday loans are illegal in some states. Recent changes in the law for payday lenders have also made payday loans illegal for members of the military. With a typical payday loan, you might write a personal check for $115 to borrow $100 for two weeks, until payday. The annual percentage rate (APR) in this example is 390 percent! If you can repay the loan quickly, it may not appear such a bad deal. But if you can't pay off the loan quickly, that relatively small loan can grow into a large amount of debt. At 390 percent, a $100 loan will become $490 in a year and $2,401 in two years.

Another high cost way to borrow money is a tax refund loan. This type of credit lets you get an advance on a tax refund for a fee. APRs as high as 774% have been reported. If you are short of cash, avoid both of these loans by asking for more time to pay a bill or seeking a traditional loan. Even a cash advance on your credit card may cost less.

The Do Unemployed People Pay Taxes

Do unemployed people pay taxes 3. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Dispositions of Business Property Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: What Is a Disposition of Property?Like-kind exchanges. Do unemployed people pay taxes How Do I Figure a Gain or Loss?Is My Gain or Loss Ordinary or Capital? Is My Capital Gain or Loss Short Term or Long Term? Where Do I Report Gains and Losses? Introduction If you dispose of business property, you may have a gain or loss that you report on Form 1040. Do unemployed people pay taxes However, in some cases you may have a gain that is not taxable or a loss that is not deductible. Do unemployed people pay taxes This chapter discusses whether you have a disposition, how to figure the gain or loss, and where to report the gain or loss. Do unemployed people pay taxes Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets Form (and Instructions) 4797 Sales of Business Property Sch D (Form 1040) Capital Gains and Losses See chapter 12 for information about getting publications and forms. Do unemployed people pay taxes What Is a Disposition of Property? A disposition of property includes the following transactions. Do unemployed people pay taxes You sell property for cash or other property. Do unemployed people pay taxes You exchange property for other property. Do unemployed people pay taxes You receive money as a tenant for the cancellation of a lease. Do unemployed people pay taxes You receive money for granting the exclusive use of a copyright throughout its life in a particular medium. Do unemployed people pay taxes You transfer property to satisfy a debt. Do unemployed people pay taxes You abandon property. Do unemployed people pay taxes Your bank or other financial institution forecloses on your mortgage or repossesses your property. Do unemployed people pay taxes Your property is damaged, destroyed, or stolen, and you receive property or money in payment. Do unemployed people pay taxes Your property is condemned, or disposed of under the threat of condemnation, and you receive property or money in payment. Do unemployed people pay taxes For details about damaged, destroyed, or stolen property, see Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts. Do unemployed people pay taxes For details about other dispositions, see chapter 1 in Publication 544. Do unemployed people pay taxes Nontaxable exchanges. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Certain exchanges of property are not taxable. Do unemployed people pay taxes This means any gain from the exchange is not recognized and you cannot deduct any loss. Do unemployed people pay taxes Your gain or loss will not be recognized until you sell or otherwise dispose of the property you receive. Do unemployed people pay taxes Like-kind exchanges. Do unemployed people pay taxes   A like-kind exchange is the exchange of property for the same kind of property. Do unemployed people pay taxes It is the most common type of nontaxable exchange. Do unemployed people pay taxes To be a like-kind exchange, the property traded and the property received must be both of the following. Do unemployed people pay taxes Business or investment property. Do unemployed people pay taxes Like property. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Report the exchange of like-kind property on Form 8824, Like-Kind Exchanges. Do unemployed people pay taxes For more information about like-kind exchanges, see chapter 1 in Publication 544. Do unemployed people pay taxes Installment sales. Do unemployed people pay taxes   An installment sale is a sale of property where you receive at least one payment after the tax year of the sale. Do unemployed people pay taxes If you finance the buyer's purchase of your property, instead of having the buyer get a loan or mortgage from a third party, you probably have an installment sale. Do unemployed people pay taxes   For more information about installment sales, see Publication 537, Installment Sales. Do unemployed people pay taxes Sale of a business. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The sale of a business usually is not a sale of one asset. Do unemployed people pay taxes Instead, all the assets of the business are sold. Do unemployed people pay taxes Generally, when this occurs, each asset is treated as being sold separately for determining the treatment of gain or loss. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Both the buyer and seller involved in the sale of a business must report to the IRS the allocation of the sales price among the business assets. Do unemployed people pay taxes Use Form 8594, Asset Acquisition Statement Under Section 1060, to provide this information. Do unemployed people pay taxes The buyer and seller should each attach Form 8594 to their federal income tax return for the year in which the sale occurred. Do unemployed people pay taxes   For more information about the sale of a business, see chapter 2 of Publication 544. Do unemployed people pay taxes How Do I Figure a Gain or Loss? Table 3-1. Do unemployed people pay taxes How To Figure a Gain or Loss IF your. Do unemployed people pay taxes . Do unemployed people pay taxes . Do unemployed people pay taxes THEN you have a. Do unemployed people pay taxes . Do unemployed people pay taxes . Do unemployed people pay taxes Adjusted basis is more than the amount realized Loss. Do unemployed people pay taxes Amount realized is more than the adjusted basis Gain. Do unemployed people pay taxes Basis, adjusted basis, amount realized, fair market value, and amount recognized are defined next. Do unemployed people pay taxes You need to know these definitions to figure your gain or loss. Do unemployed people pay taxes Basis. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The cost or purchase price of property is usually its basis for figuring the gain or loss from its sale or other disposition. Do unemployed people pay taxes However, if you acquired the property by gift, inheritance, or in some way other than buying it, you must use a basis other than its cost. Do unemployed people pay taxes For more information about basis, see Publication 551, Basis of Assets. Do unemployed people pay taxes Adjusted basis. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The adjusted basis of property is your original cost or other basis plus certain additions, and minus certain deductions such as depreciation and casualty losses. Do unemployed people pay taxes In determining gain or loss, the costs of transferring property to a new owner, such as selling expenses, are added to the adjusted basis of the property. Do unemployed people pay taxes Amount realized. Do unemployed people pay taxes   The amount you realize from a disposition is the total of all money you receive plus the fair market value of all property or services you receive. Do unemployed people pay taxes The amount you realize also includes any of your liabilities that were assumed by the buyer and any liabilities to which the property you transferred is subject, such as real estate taxes or a mortgage. Do unemployed people pay taxes Fair market value. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Fair market value is the price at which the property would change hands between a buyer and a seller, neither having to buy or sell, and both having reasonable knowledge of all necessary facts. Do unemployed people pay taxes Amount recognized. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Your gain or loss realized from a disposition of property is usually a recognized gain or loss for tax purposes. Do unemployed people pay taxes Recognized gains must be included in gross income. Do unemployed people pay taxes Recognized losses are deductible from gross income. Do unemployed people pay taxes However, a gain or loss realized from certain exchanges of property is not recognized. Do unemployed people pay taxes See  Nontaxable exchanges, earlier. Do unemployed people pay taxes Also, you cannot deduct a loss from the disposition of property held for personal use. Do unemployed people pay taxes Is My Gain or Loss Ordinary or Capital? You must classify your gains and losses as either ordinary or capital gains or losses. Do unemployed people pay taxes You must do this to figure your net capital gain or loss. Do unemployed people pay taxes Generally, you will have a capital gain or loss if you dispose of a capital asset. Do unemployed people pay taxes For the most part, everything you own and use for personal purposes or investment is a capital asset. Do unemployed people pay taxes Certain property you use in your business is not a capital asset. Do unemployed people pay taxes A gain or loss from a disposition of this property is an ordinary gain or loss. Do unemployed people pay taxes However, if you held the property longer than 1 year, you may be able to treat the gain or loss as a capital gain or loss. Do unemployed people pay taxes These gains and losses are called section 1231 gains and losses. Do unemployed people pay taxes For more information about ordinary and capital gains and losses, see chapters 2 and 3 in Publication 544. Do unemployed people pay taxes Is My Capital Gain or Loss Short Term or Long Term? If you have a capital gain or loss, you must determine whether it is long term or short term. Do unemployed people pay taxes Whether a gain or loss is long or short term depends on how long you own the property before you dispose of it. Do unemployed people pay taxes The time you own property before disposing of it is called the holding period. Do unemployed people pay taxes Table 3-2. Do unemployed people pay taxes Do I Have a Short-Term or Long-Term Gain or Loss? IF you hold the property. Do unemployed people pay taxes . Do unemployed people pay taxes . Do unemployed people pay taxes THEN you have a. Do unemployed people pay taxes . Do unemployed people pay taxes . Do unemployed people pay taxes 1 year or less Short-term capital gain or loss. Do unemployed people pay taxes More than 1 year Long-term capital gain or loss. Do unemployed people pay taxes For more information about short-term and long-term capital gains and losses, see chapter 4 of Publication 544. Do unemployed people pay taxes Where Do I Report Gains and Losses? Report gains and losses from the following dispositions on the forms indicated. Do unemployed people pay taxes The instructions for the forms explain how to fill them out. Do unemployed people pay taxes Dispositions of business property and depreciable property. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Use Form 4797. Do unemployed people pay taxes If you have taxable gain, you may also have to use Schedule D (Form 1040). Do unemployed people pay taxes Like-kind exchanges. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Use Form 8824, Like-Kind Exchanges. Do unemployed people pay taxes You may also have to use Form 4797 and Schedule D (Form 1040). Do unemployed people pay taxes Installment sales. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Use Form 6252, Installment Sale Income. Do unemployed people pay taxes You may also have to use Form 4797 and Schedule D (Form 1040). Do unemployed people pay taxes Casualties and thefts. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Use Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts. Do unemployed people pay taxes You may also have to use Form 4797. Do unemployed people pay taxes Condemned property. Do unemployed people pay taxes   Use Form 4797. Do unemployed people pay taxes You may also have to use Schedule D (Form 1040). Do unemployed people pay taxes Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications