Filing Your Taxes Online is Fast, Easy and Secure.
Start now and receive your tax refund in as little as 7 days.

1. Get Answers

Your online questions are customized to your unique tax situation.

2. Maximize your Refund

Find tax credits for everything from school tuition to buying a hybri

3. E-File for FREE

E-file free with direct deposit to get your refund in as few as 7 days.

Filing your taxes with paper mail can be difficult and it could take weeks for your refund to arrive. IRS e-file is easy, fast and secure. There is no paperwork going to the IRS so tax refunds can be processed in as little as 7 days with direct deposit. As you prepare your taxes online, you can see your tax refund in real time.

FREE audit support and representation from an enrolled agent – NEW and only from H&R Block

E-file State Tax Only

1040ez Free1040x Tax Form 2011Print 1040 Federal Tax Form 2011Tax Deductions For College StudentsHow To Amend A Tax ReturnFree Amended Tax Return Online1040ez Federal Tax Form2013 Tax Booklet 1040ezTax Form 1040x OnlineFile My 2011 Tax Return For Free2011 1040ez Form IrsHow To File My 2012 Taxes2012 Tax Forms 1040ezUs Irs E File FreeAmended Tax Return Form 2012Income Tax 1040 EzHow To Amend My TaxesAmend A 2013 Tax ReturnHow Do I Get 2012 Tax FormsFederal 1040 Ez FormHow To Refile TaxesIrs 2011 Tax FormsIncome Tax Form 1040ez2013 State Income Tax FormsEfile 2012 Tax Return FreeHrblockfree ComTurbo Tax Amendment 20132010 Taxes1040 Ez Tax TableForm 1040nr EzTax For Self EmployedMilitary Tax CalculatorTaxes Supplemental Security Income SsiDo State Taxes1040 Ez FileTax Act 2011 FreeHow To Amend 2012 Tax ReturnHr Block Online Taxes1040ez Worksheet Line FHrblock Efile

E-file State Tax Only

E-file state tax only Index A Actividades Pasivas , Requisito 6 —Tiene que tener ingresos de inversiones de $3,300 o menos Adopción, hijo de, Hijo adoptivo. E-file state tax only Anexos C, Empleado estatutario. E-file state tax only , Hoja de Trabajo B del Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo. E-file state tax only C-EZ, Empleado estatutario. E-file state tax only , Hoja de Trabajo B del Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo. E-file state tax only EIC, Se acerca el plazo para la presentación de la declaración y aún no tiene un número de Seguro Social. E-file state tax only , Anexo EIC SE, Miembro del clero. E-file state tax only , Hoja de Trabajo B del Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo. E-file state tax only Anualidades, Cálculo del ingreso del trabajo. E-file state tax only Asignación básica para el sustento (BAS), Paga militar no tributable. E-file state tax only Asignación básica para la vivienda (BAH), Paga militar no tributable. E-file state tax only Asistente EITC , ¿Hay Ayuda Disponible en Internet? Ayuda tributaria (see Impuestos, ayuda con) B Beneficios a los veteranos, Ingresos que no se Consideran Ingresos del Trabajo Beneficios de bienestar social, Ingresos que no se Consideran Ingresos del Trabajo Beneficios de la jubilación ferroviaria, Ingresos que no se Consideran Ingresos del Trabajo Beneficios del Seguro Social, Ingresos que no se Consideran Ingresos del Trabajo Beneficios por desempleo, Ingresos que no se Consideran Ingresos del Trabajo Beneficios por Incapacidad, Beneficios por Incapacidad Beneficios sindicales por huelga, Beneficios sindicales por huelga. E-file state tax only Bienes gananciales, Bienes gananciales. E-file state tax only , Bienes gananciales. E-file state tax only C Casado que presenta una declaración conjunta, Requisito 1 —Límites del ingreso bruto ajustado (AGI, por sus siglas en inglés), Requisito de Declaración Conjunta Casado, hijo, Hijo casado. E-file state tax only Clero, Miembro del clero. E-file state tax only Cómo calcular usted mismo el EIC , Cómo Calcular Usted Mismo el EIC Compensación del Seguro Social, Ingresos que no se Consideran Ingresos del Trabajo Crianza, hijo de, Hijo de crianza. E-file state tax only D Denegación del EIC , Capítulo 5 —Denegación del EIC Divorciados, requisito especial para padres, Requisito especial para padres divorciados o separados (o que viven aparte). E-file state tax only E Ejemplos detallados, Capítulo 6 —Ejemplos Detallados El IRS le calculará el Crédito (EIC), El IRS le Calculará el Crédito (EIC) Empleado de una iglesia, Empleados de una iglesia. E-file state tax only Empleado estatutario, Empleado estatutario. E-file state tax only , Empleados estatutarios. E-file state tax only Escuela, Definición de escuela. E-file state tax only Estado civil Cabeza de familia, Requisito 3 —Su estado civil para efectos de la declaración no puede ser casado que presenta la declaración por separado Casado que presenta la declaración por separado, Requisito 3 —Su estado civil para efectos de la declaración no puede ser casado que presenta la declaración por separado Estados Unidos, Estados Unidos. E-file state tax only , Estados Unidos. E-file state tax only Estudiante, Definición de estudiante. E-file state tax only Extranjero no residente, Requisito 4 —Tiene que ser ciudadano de los Estados Unidos o extranjero residente durante todo el año F Formularios 1040, ¿Necesito esta Publicación?, Ingreso bruto ajustado (AGI). E-file state tax only , Si no tiene un número de Seguro Social (SSN). E-file state tax only , Requisito 4 —Tiene que ser ciudadano de los Estados Unidos o extranjero residente durante todo el año, Requisito 6 —Tiene que tener ingresos de inversiones de $3,300 o menos, Salarios, sueldos y propinas. E-file state tax only , Beneficios por Incapacidad 1040A, Ingreso bruto ajustado (AGI). E-file state tax only , Si no tiene un número de Seguro Social (SSN). E-file state tax only , Requisito 4 —Tiene que ser ciudadano de los Estados Unidos o extranjero residente durante todo el año, Requisito 6 —Tiene que tener ingresos de inversiones de $3,300 o menos, Salarios, sueldos y propinas. E-file state tax only , Beneficios por Incapacidad 1040EZ, Ingreso bruto ajustado (AGI). E-file state tax only , Si no tiene un número de Seguro Social (SSN). E-file state tax only , Requisito 6 —Tiene que tener ingresos de inversiones de $3,300 o menos, Salarios, sueldos y propinas. E-file state tax only 1040X, Si no tiene un número de Seguro Social (SSN). E-file state tax only , Se acerca el plazo para la presentación de la declaración y aún no tiene un número de Seguro Social. E-file state tax only 2555, Requisito 5 —No puede presentar el Formulario 2555 ni el Formulario 2555-EZ 2555–EZ, Requisito 5 —No puede presentar el Formulario 2555 ni el Formulario 2555-EZ 4029, Formulario 4361 ó 4029 Aprobado 4361, Formulario 4361 ó 4029 Aprobado 4797, ¿Necesito esta Publicación? 4868, Si no tiene un número de Seguro Social (SSN). E-file state tax only , Se acerca el plazo para la presentación de la declaración y aún no tiene un número de Seguro Social. E-file state tax only 4868(SP), Si no tiene un número de Seguro Social (SSN). E-file state tax only , Se acerca el plazo para la presentación de la declaración y aún no tiene un número de Seguro Social. E-file state tax only 8332, Requisito especial para padres divorciados o separados (o que viven aparte). E-file state tax only 8814, ¿Necesito esta Publicación?, Requisito 6 —Tiene que tener ingresos de inversiones de $3,300 o menos 8862(SP), Capítulo 5 —Denegación del EIC , Formulario 8862(SP) Fraude, Excepción 2. E-file state tax only , ¿Se le ha Prohibido Reclamar el Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo por Cierto Número de Años? Fuerzas Armadas, Opción de incluir la paga no tributable por combate. E-file state tax only , Paga militar no tributable. E-file state tax only , Servicio activo prolongado. E-file state tax only H Hijo Hijo adoptivo, Hijo adoptivo. E-file state tax only Hijo casado, Hijo casado. E-file state tax only Hijo de crianza, Hijo de crianza. E-file state tax only Hijo secuestrado, Hijo secuestrado. E-file state tax only Nacimiento o fallecimiento de, Nacimiento o fallecimiento de un hijo. E-file state tax only Hijo calificado, ¿Hay que Tener un Hijo para Tener Derecho al Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo (EIC)?, Requisito 1 —Límites del ingreso bruto ajustado (AGI, por sus siglas en inglés), Capítulo 2 —Requisitos que Tiene que Cumplir si Tiene un Hijo Calificado, Requisito 8 —Su hijo tiene que cumplir los requisitos de parentesco, edad, residencia y declaración conjunta Estados Unidos, Requisito de Residencia Hogar, Requisito de Residencia Requisito de Declaración Conjunta, Declaraciones conjuntas. E-file state tax only Requisito de Edad, Requisito de Edad Requisito de Parentesco, Requisito de Parentesco Requisito de Residencia, Requisito de Residencia Total y permanentemente incapacitado, Total y permanentemente incapacitado. E-file state tax only Hogar Albergues para personas sin hogar, Albergues para personas sin hogar. E-file state tax only Estados Unidos, Estados Unidos. E-file state tax only Militar, Personal militar destacado fuera de los Estados Unidos. E-file state tax only , Personal militar destacado fuera de los Estados Unidos. E-file state tax only Hoja de Trabajo 2, Hoja de Trabajo 2: Hoja de Trabajo para la Línea 4 de la Hoja de Trabajo 1 I Impuestos, ayuda con, Cómo Obtener Ayuda con los Impuestos Información TTY/TDD , Teléfono. E-file state tax only Ingreso del trabajo, Ingresos del Trabajo Empleado estatutario, Ingreso del Trabajo, Empleado estatutario. E-file state tax only Trabajo por cuenta propia, Ingreso del Trabajo Ingresos de dividendos, Ingresos que no se Consideran Ingresos del Trabajo Ingresos de inversiones, Qué Hay de Nuevo para el año 2013, Requisito 6 —Tiene que tener ingresos de inversiones de $3,300 o menos Ingresos netos del trabajo por cuenta propia, Ingresos netos del trabajo por cuenta propia. E-file state tax only , Ingresos netos del trabajo por cuenta propia de $400 o más. E-file state tax only Ingresos que no se Consideran Ingresos de Trabajo, Ingresos que no se Consideran Ingresos del Trabajo Intereses, Ingresos que no se Consideran Ingresos del Trabajo Internet, ayuda por Asistente EITC , ¿Hay Ayuda Disponible en Internet? M Miembro del clero, Miembro del clero. E-file state tax only Militar Fuera de los Estados Unidos, Personal militar destacado fuera de los Estados Unidos. E-file state tax only , Personal militar destacado fuera de los Estados Unidos. E-file state tax only Paga no tributable, Paga militar no tributable. E-file state tax only Paga no tributable por combate, Opción de incluir la paga no tributable por combate. E-file state tax only , Paga no tributable por combate. E-file state tax only Paga por combate, Opción de incluir la paga no tributable por combate. E-file state tax only , Paga militar no tributable. E-file state tax only Ministro, Vivienda de un ministro de una orden religiosa. E-file state tax only N Número de identificación del contribuyente en proceso de adopción (ATIN), Hijo casado. E-file state tax only Número de identificación del contribuyente individual (ITIN), Otro número de identificación del contribuyente. E-file state tax only , Hijo casado. E-file state tax only Número de Seguro Social (SSN), Requisito 2 —Tiene que tener un número de Seguro Social (SSN) válido, Hijo casado. E-file state tax only P Padres, divorciados o separados, Requisito especial para padres divorciados o separados (o que viven aparte). E-file state tax only Pagos de bienestar socia a cambio de actividades laborales, Pagos de bienestar social a cambio de actividades laborales. E-file state tax only Pareja doméstica, Pareja o sociedad doméstica en Nevada, Washington y California. E-file state tax only Pensión alimenticia, Ingresos que no se Consideran Ingresos del Trabajo Pensiones, Cálculo del ingreso del trabajo. E-file state tax only Personas que trabajan por cuenta propia, Hoja de Trabajo B del Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo. E-file state tax only Propinas, sueldos y salarios, Salarios, sueldos y propinas. E-file state tax only Publicaciones (see Impuestos, ayuda con) R Recluso, Ingresos recibidos como recluso en una institución penal. E-file state tax only , Cálculo del ingreso del trabajo. E-file state tax only Recordatorios, Recordatorios Reglas del desempate, Reglas del desempate. E-file state tax only , Cómo aplicar el Requisito 9 a padres divorciados o separados (o que viven aparte). E-file state tax only Requisito de Declaración Conjunta (see Hijo calificado) Requisito de Edad (see Hijo calificado) Requisito de Parentesco (see Hijo calificado) Requisito de Residencia (see Hijo calificado) Requisito especial para padres divorciados o separados, Requisito especial para padres divorciados o separados (o que viven aparte). E-file state tax only S Salarios, sueldos y propinas, Salarios, sueldos y propinas. E-file state tax only Secuestro, hijo, Hijo secuestrado. E-file state tax only Separados, requisito especial para padres, Requisito especial para padres divorciados o separados (o que viven aparte). E-file state tax only Servicio activo prolongado, Servicio activo prolongado. E-file state tax only Servicio del Defensor del Contribuyente, El Servicio del Defensor del Contribuyente está aquí para ayudarlo a usted. E-file state tax only Servicios gratis de impuestos, Ayuda gratuita con la preparación de su declaración de impuestos. E-file state tax only Sin Hogar, albergues para personas, Albergues para personas sin hogar. E-file state tax only T Tabla del Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo (EIC) , EIC Table Total y permanentemente incapacitado, Total y permanentemente incapacitado. E-file state tax only V Veteranos, beneficios, Ingresos que no se Consideran Ingresos del Trabajo Prev  Up     Home   More Online Publications
Español

General Car Tips

Whether you are buying or leasing a vehicle, these tips will help you get the best deal and avoid problems.

  • Decide what kind of vehicle best suits your needs and budget. Read our tips for choosing a safe vehicle. To compare models and get car buying tips, visit Edmunds.com or InternetAutoGuide.com.
  • Consider fuel economy. A vehicle that gets more miles per gallon is good for your wallet as well as for the environment.
  • Check out the seller. For car dealers, check with your local consumer protection office and Better Business Bureau. If you're buying from an individual, check the title to make sure you're dealing with the vehicle owner.
  • Take a test drive. Drive at different speeds and check for smooth right and left turns. On a straight stretch, make sure the vehicle doesn't pull to one side.
  • Handle trade-ins and financing separately from your purchase to get the best deal on each. Get a written price quote before you talk about a trade-in or dealer financing.
  • Shop in advance for the best finance deal at your credit union, bank or finance company. Look at the total finance charges and the Annual Percentage Rate (APR), not just the monthly payment.
  • Read and understand every document you are asked to sign.
  • Don't take possession of the car until all paperwork is final.
  • Choose an auto insurance policy that is right for you.

Vehicle Financing

Most car buyers today need some form of financing to purchase a new vehicle. Many use direct lending, that is, a loan from a finance company, bank, or credit union. In direct lending, a buyer agrees to pay the amount financed, plus an agreed-upon finance charge, over a specified period. Once a buyer and a vehicle dealership enter into a contract to purchase a vehicle, the buyer uses the loan proceeds from the direct lender to pay the dealership for the vehicle.

Another common form is dealership financing, which offers convenience, financing options, and sometimes special, manufacturer-sponsored, low-rate deals. Before you make a financing decision, it’s important to do your research:

  • Decide in advance how much you can afford to spend and stick to your limit.
  • Get a copy of your credit report and correct any errors before applying for a loan.
  • Check buying guides to identify price ranges and best available deals.

The Federal Trade Commission has more information about vehicle financing, deciding what you can afford, and consumer protections. If you need to file a complaint about your auto loan, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The E-file State Tax Only

E-file state tax only 1. E-file state tax only   Gain or Loss Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Sales and ExchangesGain or Loss From Sales and Exchanges Abandonments Foreclosures and RepossessionsAmount realized on a nonrecourse debt. E-file state tax only Amount realized on a recourse debt. E-file state tax only Involuntary ConversionsCondemnations Nontaxable ExchangesLike-Kind Exchanges Other Nontaxable Exchanges Transfers to Spouse Rollover of Gain From Publicly Traded Securities Gains on Sales of Qualified Small Business Stock Exclusion of Gain From Sale of DC Zone Assets Topics - This chapter discusses: Sales and exchanges Abandonments Foreclosures and repossessions Involuntary conversions Nontaxable exchanges Transfers to spouse Rollovers and exclusions for certain capital gains Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 523 Selling Your Home 537 Installment Sales 547 Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts 550 Investment Income and Expenses 551 Basis of Assets 908 Bankruptcy Tax Guide 4681 Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments Form (and Instructions) Schedule D (Form 1040) Capital Gains and Losses 1040 U. E-file state tax only S. E-file state tax only Individual Income Tax Return 1040X Amended U. E-file state tax only S. E-file state tax only Individual Income Tax Return 1099-A Acquisition or Abandonment of Secured Property 1099-C Cancellation of Debt 4797 Sales of Business Property 8824 Like-Kind Exchanges 8949 Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets Although the discussions in this chapter may at times refer mainly to individuals, many of the rules discussed also apply to taxpayers other than individuals. E-file state tax only However, the rules for property held for personal use usually will not apply to taxpayers other than individuals. E-file state tax only See chapter 5 for information about getting publications and forms. E-file state tax only Sales and Exchanges A sale is a transfer of property for money or a mortgage, note, or other promise to pay money. E-file state tax only An exchange is a transfer of property for other property or services. E-file state tax only The following discussions describe the kinds of transactions that are treated as sales or exchanges and explain how to figure gain or loss. E-file state tax only Sale or lease. E-file state tax only    Some agreements that seem to be leases may really be conditional sales contracts. E-file state tax only The intention of the parties to the agreement can help you distinguish between a sale and a lease. E-file state tax only   There is no test or group of tests to prove what the parties intended when they made the agreement. E-file state tax only You should consider each agreement based on its own facts and circumstances. E-file state tax only For more information, see chapter 3 in Publication 535, Business Expenses. E-file state tax only Cancellation of a lease. E-file state tax only    Payments received by a tenant for the cancellation of a lease are treated as an amount realized from the sale of property. E-file state tax only Payments received by a landlord (lessor) for the cancellation of a lease are essentially a substitute for rental payments and are taxed as ordinary income in the year in which they are received. E-file state tax only Copyright. E-file state tax only    Payments you receive for granting the exclusive use of (or right to exploit) a copyright throughout its life in a particular medium are treated as received from the sale of property. E-file state tax only It does not matter if the payments are a fixed amount or a percentage of receipts from the sale, performance, exhibition, or publication of the copyrighted work, or an amount based on the number of copies sold, performances given, or exhibitions made. E-file state tax only Nor does it matter if the payments are made over the same period as that covering the grantee's use of the copyrighted work. E-file state tax only   If the copyright was used in your trade or business and you held it longer than a year, the gain or loss may be a section 1231 gain or loss. E-file state tax only For more information, see Section 1231 Gains and Losses in chapter 3. E-file state tax only Easement. E-file state tax only   The amount received for granting an easement is subtracted from the basis of the property. E-file state tax only If only a specific part of the entire tract of property is affected by the easement, only the basis of that part is reduced by the amount received. E-file state tax only If it is impossible or impractical to separate the basis of the part of the property on which the easement is granted, the basis of the whole property is reduced by the amount received. E-file state tax only   Any amount received that is more than the basis to be reduced is a taxable gain. E-file state tax only The transaction is reported as a sale of property. E-file state tax only   If you transfer a perpetual easement for consideration and do not keep any beneficial interest in the part of the property affected by the easement, the transaction will be treated as a sale of property. E-file state tax only However, if you make a qualified conservation contribution of a restriction or easement granted in perpetuity, it is treated as a charitable contribution and not a sale or exchange, even though you keep a beneficial interest in the property affected by the easement. E-file state tax only   If you grant an easement on your property (for example, a right-of-way over it) under condemnation or threat of condemnation, you are considered to have made a forced sale, even though you keep the legal title. E-file state tax only Although you figure gain or loss on the easement in the same way as a sale of property, the gain or loss is treated as a gain or loss from a condemnation. E-file state tax only See Gain or Loss From Condemnations, later. E-file state tax only Property transferred to satisfy debt. E-file state tax only   A transfer of property to satisfy a debt is an exchange. E-file state tax only Note's maturity date extended. E-file state tax only   The extension of a note's maturity date is not treated as an exchange of an outstanding note for a new and different note. E-file state tax only Also, it is not considered a closed and completed transaction that would result in a gain or loss. E-file state tax only However, an extension will be treated as a taxable exchange of the outstanding note for a new and materially different note if the changes in the terms of the note are significant. E-file state tax only Each case must be determined by its own facts. E-file state tax only For more information, see Regulations section 1. E-file state tax only 1001-3. E-file state tax only Transfer on death. E-file state tax only   The transfer of property of a decedent to an executor or administrator of the estate, or to the heirs or beneficiaries, is not a sale or exchange or other disposition. E-file state tax only No taxable gain or deductible loss results from the transfer. E-file state tax only Bankruptcy. E-file state tax only   Generally, a transfer (other than by sale or exchange) of property from a debtor to a bankruptcy estate is not treated as a disposition. E-file state tax only Consequently, the transfer generally does not result in gain or loss. E-file state tax only For more information, see Publication 908, Bankruptcy Tax Guide. E-file state tax only Gain or Loss From Sales and Exchanges You usually realize gain or loss when property is sold or exchanged. E-file state tax only A gain is the amount you realize from a sale or exchange of property that is more than its adjusted basis. E-file state tax only A loss is the adjusted basis of the property that is more than the amount you realize. E-file state tax only   Table 1-1. E-file state tax only How To Figure Whether You Have a Gain or Loss IF your. E-file state tax only . E-file state tax only . E-file state tax only THEN you have a. E-file state tax only . E-file state tax only . E-file state tax only Adjusted basis is more than the amount realized, Loss. E-file state tax only Amount realized is more than the adjusted basis, Gain. E-file state tax only Basis. E-file state tax only   You must know the basis of your property to determine whether you have a gain or loss from its sale or other disposition. E-file state tax only The basis of property you buy is usually its cost. E-file state tax only 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. E-file state tax only See Basis Other Than Cost in Publication 551, Basis of Assets. E-file state tax only Special rules apply to property acquired from a decedent who died in 2010 and the executor made the election to file Form 8939, Allocation of Increase in Basis for Property Received From a Decedent. E-file state tax only See Publication 4895, Tax Treatment of Property Acquired From a Decedent Dying in 2010, for details. E-file state tax only Adjusted basis. E-file state tax only   The adjusted basis of property is your original cost or other basis plus (increased by) certain additions and minus (decreased by) certain deductions. E-file state tax only Increases include costs of any improvements having a useful life of more than 1 year. E-file state tax only Decreases include depreciation and casualty losses. E-file state tax only For more details and additional examples, see Adjusted Basis in Publication 551. E-file state tax only Amount realized. E-file state tax only   The amount you realize from a sale or exchange is the total of all money you receive plus the fair market value (defined below) of all property or services you receive. E-file state tax only 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. E-file state tax only Fair market value. E-file state tax only   Fair market value (FMV) is the price at which the property would change hands between a buyer and a seller when both have reasonable knowledge of all the necessary facts and neither is being forced to buy or sell. E-file state tax only If parties with adverse interests place a value on property in an arm's-length transaction, that is strong evidence of FMV. E-file state tax only If there is a stated price for services, this price is treated as the FMV unless there is evidence to the contrary. E-file state tax only Example. E-file state tax only You used a building in your business that cost you $70,000. E-file state tax only You made certain permanent improvements at a cost of $20,000 and deducted depreciation totaling $10,000. E-file state tax only You sold the building for $100,000 plus property having an FMV of $20,000. E-file state tax only The buyer assumed your real estate taxes of $3,000 and a mortgage of $17,000 on the building. E-file state tax only The selling expenses were $4,000. E-file state tax only Your gain on the sale is figured as follows. E-file state tax only Amount realized:     Cash $100,000   FMV of property received 20,000   Real estate taxes assumed by buyer 3,000   Mortgage assumed by  buyer 17,000   Total 140,000   Minus: Selling expenses 4,000 $136,000 Adjusted basis:     Cost of building $70,000   Improvements 20,000   Total $90,000   Minus: Depreciation 10,000   Adjusted basis   $80,000 Gain on sale $56,000 Amount recognized. E-file state tax only   Your gain or loss realized from a sale or exchange of property is usually a recognized gain or loss for tax purposes. E-file state tax only Recognized gains must be included in gross income. E-file state tax only Recognized losses are deductible from gross income. E-file state tax only However, your gain or loss realized from certain exchanges of property is not recognized for tax purposes. E-file state tax only See Nontaxable Exchanges, later. E-file state tax only Also, a loss from the sale or other disposition of property held for personal use is not deductible, except in the case of a casualty or theft. E-file state tax only Interest in property. E-file state tax only   The amount you realize from the disposition of a life interest in property, an interest in property for a set number of years, or an income interest in a trust is a recognized gain under certain circumstances. E-file state tax only If you received the interest as a gift, inheritance, or in a transfer from a spouse or former spouse incident to a divorce, the amount realized is a recognized gain. E-file state tax only Your basis in the property is disregarded. E-file state tax only This rule does not apply if all interests in the property are disposed of at the same time. E-file state tax only Example 1. E-file state tax only Your father dies and leaves his farm to you for life with a remainder interest to your younger brother. E-file state tax only You decide to sell your life interest in the farm. E-file state tax only The entire amount you receive is a recognized gain. E-file state tax only Your basis in the farm is disregarded. E-file state tax only Example 2. E-file state tax only The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that your brother joins you in selling the farm. E-file state tax only The entire interest in the property is sold, so your basis in the farm is not disregarded. E-file state tax only Your gain or loss is the difference between your share of the sales price and your adjusted basis in the farm. E-file state tax only Canceling a sale of real property. E-file state tax only   If you sell real property under a sales contract that allows the buyer to return the property for a full refund and the buyer does so, you may not have to recognize gain or loss on the sale. E-file state tax only If the buyer returns the property in the year of sale, no gain or loss is recognized. E-file state tax only This cancellation of the sale in the same year it occurred places both you and the buyer in the same positions you were in before the sale. E-file state tax only If the buyer returns the property in a later tax year, you must recognize gain (or loss, if allowed) in the year of the sale. E-file state tax only When the property is returned in a later year, you acquire a new basis in the property. E-file state tax only That basis is equal to the amount you pay to the buyer. E-file state tax only Bargain Sale If you sell or exchange property for less than fair market value with the intent of making a gift, the transaction is partly a sale or exchange and partly a gift. E-file state tax only You have a gain if the amount realized is more than your adjusted basis in the property. E-file state tax only However, you do not have a loss if the amount realized is less than the adjusted basis of the property. E-file state tax only Bargain sales to charity. E-file state tax only   A bargain sale of property to a charitable organization is partly a sale or exchange and partly a charitable contribution. E-file state tax only If a charitable deduction for the contribution is allowable, you must allocate your adjusted basis in the property between the part sold and the part contributed based on the fair market value of each. E-file state tax only The adjusted basis of the part sold is figured as follows. E-file state tax only Adjusted basis of entire property × Amount realized (fair market value of part sold)   Fair market value of entire property   Based on this allocation rule, you will have a gain even if the amount realized is not more than your adjusted basis in the property. E-file state tax only This allocation rule does not apply if a charitable contribution deduction is not allowable. E-file state tax only   See Publication 526, Charitable Contributions, for information on figuring your charitable contribution. E-file state tax only Example. E-file state tax only You sold property with a fair market value of $10,000 to a charitable organization for $2,000 and are allowed a deduction for your contribution. E-file state tax only Your adjusted basis in the property is $4,000. E-file state tax only Your gain on the sale is $1,200, figured as follows. E-file state tax only Sales price $2,000 Minus: Adjusted basis of part sold ($4,000 × ($2,000 ÷ $10,000)) 800 Gain on the sale $1,200 Property Used Partly for Business or Rental Generally, if you sell or exchange property you used partly for business or rental purposes and partly for personal purposes, you must figure the gain or loss on the sale or exchange as though you had sold two separate pieces of property. E-file state tax only You must subtract depreciation you took or could have taken from the basis of the business or rental part. E-file state tax only However, see the special rule below for a home used partly for business or rental. E-file state tax only You must allocate the selling price, selling expenses, and the basis of the property between the business or rental part and the personal part. E-file state tax only Gain or loss on the business or rental part of the property may be a capital gain or loss or an ordinary gain or loss, as discussed in chapter 3 under Section 1231 Gains and Losses. E-file state tax only Any gain on the personal part of the property is a capital gain. E-file state tax only You cannot deduct a loss on the personal part. E-file state tax only Home used partly for business or rental. E-file state tax only    If you use property partly as a home and partly for business or to produce rental income, the computation and treatment of any gain on the sale depends partly on whether the business or rental part of the property is part of your home or separate from it. E-file state tax only See Property Used Partly for Business or Rental, in Publication 523. E-file state tax only Property Changed to Business or Rental Use You cannot deduct a loss on the sale of property you purchased or constructed for use as your home and used as your home until the time of sale. E-file state tax only You can deduct a loss on the sale of property you acquired for use as your home but changed to business or rental property and used as business or rental property at the time of sale. E-file state tax only However, if the adjusted basis of the property at the time of the change was more than its fair market value, the loss you can deduct is limited. E-file state tax only Figure the loss you can deduct as follows. E-file state tax only Use the lesser of the property's adjusted basis or fair market value at the time of the change. E-file state tax only Add to (1) the cost of any improvements and other increases to basis since the change. E-file state tax only Subtract from (2) depreciation and any other decreases to basis since the change. E-file state tax only Subtract the amount you realized on the sale from the result in (3). E-file state tax only If the amount you realized is more than the result in (3), treat this result as zero. E-file state tax only The result in (4) is the loss you can deduct. E-file state tax only Example. E-file state tax only You changed your main home to rental property 5 years ago. E-file state tax only At the time of the change, the adjusted basis of your home was $75,000 and the fair market value was $70,000. E-file state tax only This year, you sold the property for $55,000. E-file state tax only You made no improvements to the property but you have depreciation expense of $12,620 over the 5 prior years. E-file state tax only Although your loss on the sale is $7,380 [($75,000 − $12,620) − $55,000], the amount you can deduct as a loss is limited to $2,380, figured as follows. E-file state tax only Lesser of adjusted basis or fair market value at time of the change $70,000 Plus: Cost of any improvements and any other additions to basis after the change -0-   70,000 Minus: Depreciation and any other decreases to basis after the change 12,620   57,380 Minus: Amount you realized from the sale 55,000 Deductible loss $2,380 Gain. E-file state tax only   If you have a gain on the sale, you generally must recognize the full amount of the gain. E-file state tax only You figure the gain by subtracting your adjusted basis from your amount realized, as described earlier. E-file state tax only   You may be able to exclude all or part of the gain if you owned and lived in the property as your main home for at least 2 years during the 5-year period ending on the date of sale. E-file state tax only However, you may not be able to exclude the part of the gain allocated to any period of nonqualified use. E-file state tax only   For more information, see Business Use or Rental of Home in Publication 523. E-file state tax only In addition, special rules apply if the home sold was acquired in a like-kind exchange. E-file state tax only See Special Situations in Publication 523. E-file state tax only Also see Like-Kind Exchanges, later. E-file state tax only Abandonments The abandonment of property is a disposition of property. E-file state tax only You abandon property when you voluntarily and permanently give up possession and use of the property with the intention of ending your ownership but without passing it on to anyone else. E-file state tax only Generally, abandonment is not treated as a sale or exchange of the property. E-file state tax only If the amount you realize (if any) is more than your adjusted basis, then you have a gain. E-file state tax only If your adjusted basis is more than the amount you realize (if any), then you have a loss. E-file state tax only Loss from abandonment of business or investment property is deductible as a loss. E-file state tax only A loss from an abandonment of business or investment property that is not treated as a sale or exchange generally is an ordinary loss. E-file state tax only This rule also applies to leasehold improvements the lessor made for the lessee that were abandoned. E-file state tax only If the property is foreclosed on or repossessed in lieu of abandonment, gain or loss is figured as discussed later under Foreclosure and Repossessions. E-file state tax only The abandonment loss is deducted in the tax year in which the loss is sustained. E-file state tax only If the abandoned property is secured by debt, special rules apply. E-file state tax only The tax consequences of abandonment of property that is secured by debt depend on whether you are personally liable for the debt (recourse debt) or you are not personally liable for the debt (nonrecourse debt). E-file state tax only For more information, including examples, see chapter 3 of Publication 4681. E-file state tax only You cannot deduct any loss from abandonment of your home or other property held for personal use only. E-file state tax only Cancellation of debt. E-file state tax only   If the abandoned property secures a debt for which you are personally liable and the debt is canceled, you may realize ordinary income equal to the canceled debt. E-file state tax only This income is separate from any loss realized from abandonment of the property. E-file state tax only   You must report this income on your tax return unless one of the following applies. E-file state tax only The cancellation is intended as a gift. E-file state tax only The debt is qualified farm debt. E-file state tax only The debt is qualified real property business debt. E-file state tax only You are insolvent or bankrupt. E-file state tax only The debt is qualified principal residence indebtedness. E-file state tax only File Form 982, Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness (and Section 1082 Basis Adjustment), to report the income exclusion. E-file state tax only For more information, including other exceptions and exclusion, see Publication 4681. E-file state tax only Forms 1099-A and 1099-C. E-file state tax only   If you abandon property that secures a loan and the lender knows the property has been abandoned, the lender should send you Form 1099-A showing information you need to figure your loss from the abandonment. E-file state tax only However, if your debt is canceled and the lender must file Form 1099-C, the lender may include the information about the abandonment on that form instead of on Form 1099-A, and send you Form 1099-C only. E-file state tax only The lender must file Form 1099-C and send you a copy if the amount of debt canceled is $600 or more and the lender is a financial institution, credit union, federal government agency, or any organization that has a significant trade or business of lending money. E-file state tax only For abandonments of property and debt cancellations occurring in 2013, these forms should be sent to you by January 31, 2014. E-file state tax only Foreclosures and Repossessions If you do not make payments you owe on a loan secured by property, the lender may foreclose on the loan or repossess the property. E-file state tax only The foreclosure or repossession is treated as a sale or exchange from which you may realize gain or loss. E-file state tax only This is true even if you voluntarily return the property to the lender. E-file state tax only You also may realize ordinary income from cancellation of debt if the loan balance is more than the fair market value of the property. E-file state tax only Buyer's (borrower's) gain or loss. E-file state tax only   You figure and report gain or loss from a foreclosure or repossession in the same way as gain or loss from a sale or exchange. E-file state tax only The gain or loss is the difference between your adjusted basis in the transferred property and the amount realized. E-file state tax only See Gain or Loss From Sales and Exchanges, earlier. E-file state tax only You can use Table 1-2 to figure your gain or loss from a foreclosure or repossession. E-file state tax only Amount realized on a nonrecourse debt. E-file state tax only   If you are not personally liable for repaying the debt (nonrecourse debt) secured by the transferred property, the amount you realize includes the full debt canceled by the transfer. E-file state tax only The full canceled debt is included even if the fair market value of the property is less than the canceled debt. E-file state tax only Example 1. E-file state tax only Chris bought a new car for $15,000. E-file state tax only He paid $2,000 down and borrowed the remaining $13,000 from the dealer's credit company. E-file state tax only Chris is not personally liable for the loan (nonrecourse debt), but pledges the new car as security. E-file state tax only The credit company repossessed the car because he stopped making loan payments. E-file state tax only The balance due after taking into account the payments Chris made was $10,000. E-file state tax only The fair market value of the car when repossessed was $9,000. E-file state tax only The amount Chris realized on the repossession is $10,000. E-file state tax only That is the outstanding amount of the debt canceled by the repossession, even though the car's fair market value is less than $10,000. E-file state tax only Chris figures his gain or loss on the repossession by comparing the amount realized ($10,000) with his adjusted basis ($15,000). E-file state tax only He has a $5,000 nondeductible loss. E-file state tax only Example 2. E-file state tax only Abena paid $200,000 for her home. E-file state tax only She paid $15,000 down and borrowed the remaining $185,000 from a bank. E-file state tax only Abena is not personally liable for the loan (nonrecourse debt), but pledges the house as security. E-file state tax only The bank foreclosed on the loan because Abena stopped making payments. E-file state tax only When the bank foreclosed on the loan, the balance due was $180,000, the fair market value of the house was $170,000, and Abena's adjusted basis was $175,000 due to a casualty loss she had deducted. E-file state tax only The amount Abena realized on the foreclosure is $180,000, the balance due and debt canceled by the foreclosure. E-file state tax only She figures her gain or loss by comparing the amount realized ($180,000) with her adjusted basis ($175,000). E-file state tax only She has a $5,000 realized gain. E-file state tax only Amount realized on a recourse debt. E-file state tax only   If you are personally liable for the debt (recourse debt), the amount realized on the foreclosure or repossession includes the lesser of: The outstanding debt immediately before the transfer reduced by any amount for which you remain personally liable immediately after the transfer, or The fair market value of the transferred property. E-file state tax only You are treated as receiving ordinary income from the canceled debt for the part of the debt that is more than the fair market value. E-file state tax only The amount realized does not include the canceled debt that is your income from cancellation of debt. E-file state tax only See Cancellation of debt, below. E-file state tax only Seller's (lender's) gain or loss on repossession. E-file state tax only   If you finance a buyer's purchase of property and later acquire an interest in it through foreclosure or repossession, you may have a gain or loss on the acquisition. E-file state tax only For more information, see Repossession in Publication 537. E-file state tax only    Table 1-2. E-file state tax only Worksheet for Foreclosures and Repossessions Part 1. E-file state tax only Use Part 1 to figure your ordinary income from the cancellation of debt upon foreclosure or repossession. E-file state tax only Complete this part only  if you were personally liable for the debt. E-file state tax only Otherwise,  go to Part 2. E-file state tax only   1. E-file state tax only Enter the amount of outstanding debt immediately before the transfer of   property reduced by any amount for which you remain personally liable after   the transfer of property   2. E-file state tax only Enter the fair market value of the transferred property   3. E-file state tax only Ordinary income from cancellation of debt upon foreclosure or    repossession. E-file state tax only * Subtract line 2 from line 1. E-file state tax only   If less than zero, enter zero   Part 2. E-file state tax only Figure your gain or loss from foreclosure or repossession. E-file state tax only   4. E-file state tax only If you completed Part 1, enter the smaller of line 1 or line 2. E-file state tax only   If you did not complete Part 1, enter the outstanding debt immediately before   the transfer of property   5. E-file state tax only Enter any proceeds you received from the foreclosure sale   6. E-file state tax only Add lines 4 and 5   7. E-file state tax only Enter the adjusted basis of the transferred property   8. E-file state tax only Gain or loss from foreclosure or repossession. E-file state tax only Subtract line 7  from line 6   * The income may not be taxable. E-file state tax only See Cancellation of debt. E-file state tax only Cancellation of debt. E-file state tax only   If property that is repossessed or foreclosed on secures a debt for which you are personally liable (recourse debt), you generally must report as ordinary income the amount by which the canceled debt is more than the fair market value of the property. E-file state tax only This income is separate from any gain or loss realized from the foreclosure or repossession. E-file state tax only Report the income from cancellation of a debt related to a business or rental activity as business or rental income. E-file state tax only    You can use Table 1-2 to figure your income from cancellation of debt. E-file state tax only   You must report this income on your tax return unless one of the following applies. E-file state tax only The cancellation is intended as a gift. E-file state tax only The debt is qualified farm debt. E-file state tax only The debt is qualified real property business debt. E-file state tax only You are insolvent or bankrupt. E-file state tax only The debt is qualified principal residence indebtedness. E-file state tax only File Form 982 to report the income exclusion. E-file state tax only Example 1. E-file state tax only Assume the same facts as in Example 1 under Amount realized on a nonrecourse debt, earlier, except Chris is personally liable for the car loan (recourse debt). E-file state tax only In this case, the amount he realizes is $9,000. E-file state tax only This is the lesser of the canceled debt ($10,000) or the car's fair market value ($9,000). E-file state tax only Chris figures his gain or loss on the repossession by comparing the amount realized ($9,000) with his adjusted basis ($15,000). E-file state tax only He has a $6,000 nondeductible loss. E-file state tax only He also is treated as receiving ordinary income from cancellation of debt. E-file state tax only That income is $1,000 ($10,000 − $9,000). E-file state tax only This is the part of the canceled debt not included in the amount realized. E-file state tax only Example 2. E-file state tax only Assume the same facts as in Example 2 under Amount realized on a nonrecourse debt, earlier, except Abena is personally liable for the loan (recourse debt). E-file state tax only In this case, the amount she realizes is $170,000. E-file state tax only This is the lesser of the canceled debt ($180,000) or the fair market value of the house ($170,000). E-file state tax only Abena figures her gain or loss on the foreclosure by comparing the amount realized ($170,000) with her adjusted basis ($175,000). E-file state tax only She has a $5,000 nondeductible loss. E-file state tax only She also is treated as receiving ordinary income from cancellation of debt. E-file state tax only (The debt is not exempt from tax as discussed under Cancellation of debt, above. E-file state tax only ) That income is $10,000 ($180,000 − $170,000). E-file state tax only This is the part of the canceled debt not included in the amount realized. E-file state tax only Forms 1099-A and 1099-C. E-file state tax only   A lender who acquires an interest in your property in a foreclosure or repossession should send you Form 1099-A showing the information you need to figure your gain or loss. E-file state tax only However, if the lender also cancels part of your debt and must file Form 1099-C, the lender may include the information about the foreclosure or repossession on that form instead of on Form 1099-A and send you Form 1099-C only. E-file state tax only The lender must file Form 1099-C and send you a copy if the amount of debt canceled is $600 or more and the lender is a financial institution, credit union, federal government agency, or any organization that has a significant trade or business of lending money. E-file state tax only For foreclosures or repossessions occurring in 2013, these forms should be sent to you by January 31, 2014. E-file state tax only Involuntary Conversions An involuntary conversion occurs when your property is destroyed, stolen, condemned, or disposed of under the threat of condemnation and you receive other property or money in payment, such as insurance or a condemnation award. E-file state tax only Involuntary conversions are also called involuntary exchanges. E-file state tax only Gain or loss from an involuntary conversion of your property is usually recognized for tax purposes unless the property is your main home. E-file state tax only You report the gain or deduct the loss on your tax return for the year you realize it. E-file state tax only You cannot deduct a loss from an involuntary conversion of property you held for personal use unless the loss resulted from a casualty or theft. E-file state tax only However, depending on the type of property you receive, you may not have to report a gain on an involuntary conversion. E-file state tax only Generally, you do not report the gain if you receive property that is similar or related in service or use to the converted property. E-file state tax only Your basis for the new property is the same as your basis for the converted property. E-file state tax only This means that the gain is deferred until a taxable sale or exchange occurs. E-file state tax only If you receive money or property that is not similar or related in service or use to the involuntarily converted property and you buy qualifying replacement property within a certain period of time, you can elect to postpone reporting the gain on the property purchased. E-file state tax only This publication explains the treatment of a gain or loss from a condemnation or disposition under the threat of condemnation. E-file state tax only If you have a gain or loss from the destruction or theft of property, see Publication 547. E-file state tax only Condemnations A condemnation is the process by which private property is legally taken for public use without the owner's consent. E-file state tax only The property may be taken by the federal government, a state government, a political subdivision, or a private organization that has the power to legally take it. E-file state tax only The owner receives a condemnation award (money or property) in exchange for the property taken. E-file state tax only A condemnation is like a forced sale, the owner being the seller and the condemning authority being the buyer. E-file state tax only Example. E-file state tax only A local government authorized to acquire land for public parks informed you that it wished to acquire your property. E-file state tax only After the local government took action to condemn your property, you went to court to keep it. E-file state tax only But, the court decided in favor of the local government, which took your property and paid you an amount fixed by the court. E-file state tax only This is a condemnation of private property for public use. E-file state tax only Threat of condemnation. E-file state tax only   A threat of condemnation exists if a representative of a government body or a public official authorized to acquire property for public use informs you that the government body or official has decided to acquire your property. E-file state tax only You must have reasonable grounds to believe that, if you do not sell voluntarily, your property will be condemned. E-file state tax only   The sale of your property to someone other than the condemning authority will also qualify as an involuntary conversion, provided you have reasonable grounds to believe that your property will be condemned. E-file state tax only If the buyer of this property knows at the time of purchase that it will be condemned and sells it to the condemning authority, this sale also qualifies as an involuntary conversion. E-file state tax only Reports of condemnation. E-file state tax only   A threat of condemnation exists if you learn of a decision to acquire your property for public use through a report in a newspaper or other news medium, and this report is confirmed by a representative of the government body or public official involved. E-file state tax only You must have reasonable grounds to believe that they will take necessary steps to condemn your property if you do not sell voluntarily. E-file state tax only If you relied on oral statements made by a government representative or public official, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may ask you to get written confirmation of the statements. E-file state tax only Example. E-file state tax only Your property lies along public utility lines. E-file state tax only The utility company has the authority to condemn your property. E-file state tax only The company informs you that it intends to acquire your property by negotiation or condemnation. E-file state tax only A threat of condemnation exists when you receive the notice. E-file state tax only Related property voluntarily sold. E-file state tax only   A voluntary sale of your property may be treated as a forced sale that qualifies as an involuntary conversion if the property had a substantial economic relationship to property of yours that was condemned. E-file state tax only A substantial economic relationship exists if together the properties were one economic unit. E-file state tax only You also must show that the condemned property could not reasonably or adequately be replaced. E-file state tax only You can elect to postpone reporting the gain by buying replacement property. E-file state tax only See Postponement of Gain, later. E-file state tax only Gain or Loss From Condemnations If your property was condemned or disposed of under the threat of condemnation, figure your gain or loss by comparing the adjusted basis of your condemned property with your net condemnation award. E-file state tax only If your net condemnation award is more than the adjusted basis of the condemned property, you have a gain. E-file state tax only You can postpone reporting gain from a condemnation if you buy replacement property. E-file state tax only If only part of your property is condemned, you can treat the cost of restoring the remaining part to its former usefulness as the cost of replacement property. E-file state tax only See Postponement of Gain, later. E-file state tax only If your net condemnation award is less than your adjusted basis, you have a loss. E-file state tax only If your loss is from property you held for personal use, you cannot deduct it. E-file state tax only You must report any deductible loss in the tax year it happened. E-file state tax only You can use Part 2 of Table 1-3 to figure your gain or loss from a condemnation award. E-file state tax only Main home condemned. E-file state tax only   If you have a gain because your main home is condemned, you generally can exclude the gain from your income as if you had sold or exchanged your home. E-file state tax only You may be able to exclude up to $250,000 of the gain (up to $500,000 if married filing jointly). E-file state tax only For information on this exclusion, see Publication 523. E-file state tax only If your gain is more than you can exclude but you buy replacement property, you may be able to postpone reporting the rest of the gain. E-file state tax only See Postponement of Gain, later. E-file state tax only Table 1-3. E-file state tax only Worksheet for Condemnations Part 1. E-file state tax only Gain from severance damages. E-file state tax only  If you did not receive severance damages, skip Part 1 and go to Part 2. E-file state tax only   1. E-file state tax only Enter gross severance damages received   2. E-file state tax only Enter your expenses in getting severance damages   3. E-file state tax only Subtract line 2 from line 1. E-file state tax only If less than zero, enter -0-   4. E-file state tax only Enter any special assessment on remaining property taken out of your award   5. E-file state tax only Net severance damages. E-file state tax only Subtract line 4 from line 3. E-file state tax only If less than zero, enter -0-   6. E-file state tax only Enter the adjusted basis of the remaining property   7. E-file state tax only Gain from severance damages. E-file state tax only Subtract line 6 from line 5. E-file state tax only If less than zero, enter -0-   8. E-file state tax only Refigured adjusted basis of the remaining property. E-file state tax only Subtract line 5 from line 6. E-file state tax only If less than zero, enter -0-   Part 2. E-file state tax only Gain or loss from condemnation award. E-file state tax only   9. E-file state tax only Enter the gross condemnation award received   10. E-file state tax only Enter your expenses in getting the condemnation award   11. E-file state tax only If you completed Part 1, and line 4 is more than line 3, subtract line 3 from line 4. E-file state tax only If you did not complete Part 1, but a special assessment was taken out of your award, enter that amount. E-file state tax only Otherwise, enter -0-   12. E-file state tax only Add lines 10 and 11   13. E-file state tax only Net condemnation award. E-file state tax only Subtract line 12 from line 9   14. E-file state tax only Enter the adjusted basis of the condemned property   15. E-file state tax only Gain from condemnation award. E-file state tax only If line 14 is more than line 13, enter -0-. E-file state tax only Otherwise, subtract line 14 from  line 13 and skip line 16   16. E-file state tax only Loss from condemnation award. E-file state tax only Subtract line 13 from line 14     (Note: You cannot deduct the amount on line 16 if the condemned property was held for personal use. E-file state tax only )   Part 3. E-file state tax only Postponed gain from condemnation. E-file state tax only  (Complete only if line 7 or line 15 is more than zero and you bought qualifying replacement property or made expenditures to restore the usefulness of your remaining property. E-file state tax only )   17. E-file state tax only If you completed Part 1, and line 7 is more than zero, enter the amount from line 5. E-file state tax only Otherwise, enter -0-   18. E-file state tax only If line 15 is more than zero, enter the amount from line 13. E-file state tax only Otherwise, enter -0-   19. E-file state tax only Add lines 17 and 18. E-file state tax only If the condemned property was your main home, subtract from this total the gain you excluded from your income and enter the result   20. E-file state tax only Enter the total cost of replacement property and any expenses to restore the usefulness of your remaining property   21. E-file state tax only Subtract line 20 from line 19. E-file state tax only If less than zero, enter -0-   22. E-file state tax only If you completed Part 1, add lines 7 and 15. E-file state tax only Otherwise, enter the amount from line 15. E-file state tax only If the condemned property was your main home, subtract from this total the gain you excluded from your income and enter the result   23. E-file state tax only Recognized gain. E-file state tax only Enter the smaller of line 21 or line 22. E-file state tax only   24. E-file state tax only Postponed gain. E-file state tax only Subtract line 23 from line 22. E-file state tax only If less than zero, enter -0-   Condemnation award. E-file state tax only   A condemnation award is the money you are paid or the value of other property you receive for your condemned property. E-file state tax only The award is also the amount you are paid for the sale of your property under threat of condemnation. E-file state tax only Payment of your debts. E-file state tax only   Amounts taken out of the award to pay your debts are considered paid to you. E-file state tax only Amounts the government pays directly to the holder of a mortgage or lien against your property are part of your award, even if the debt attaches to the property and is not your personal liability. E-file state tax only Example. E-file state tax only The state condemned your property for public use. E-file state tax only The award was set at $200,000. E-file state tax only The state paid you only $148,000 because it paid $50,000 to your mortgage holder and $2,000 accrued real estate taxes. E-file state tax only You are considered to have received the entire $200,000 as a condemnation award. E-file state tax only Interest on award. E-file state tax only   If the condemning authority pays you interest for its delay in paying your award, it is not part of the condemnation award. E-file state tax only You must report the interest separately as ordinary income. E-file state tax only Payments to relocate. E-file state tax only   Payments you receive to relocate and replace housing because you have been displaced from your home, business, or farm as a result of federal or federally assisted programs are not part of the condemnation award. E-file state tax only Do not include them in your income. E-file state tax only Replacement housing payments used to buy new property are included in the property's basis as part of your cost. E-file state tax only Net condemnation award. E-file state tax only   A net condemnation award is the total award you received, or are considered to have received, for the condemned property minus your expenses of obtaining the award. E-file state tax only If only a part of your property was condemned, you also must reduce the award by any special assessment levied against the part of the property you retain. E-file state tax only This is discussed later under Special assessment taken out of award. E-file state tax only Severance damages. E-file state tax only    Severance damages are not part of the award paid for the property condemned. E-file state tax only They are paid to you if part of your property is condemned and the value of the part you keep is decreased because of the condemnation. E-file state tax only   For example, you may receive severance damages if your property is subject to flooding because you sell flowage easement rights (the condemned property) under threat of condemnation. E-file state tax only Severance damages also may be given to you if, because part of your property is condemned for a highway, you must replace fences, dig new wells or ditches, or plant trees to restore your remaining property to the same usefulness it had before the condemnation. E-file state tax only   The contracting parties should agree on the specific amount of severance damages in writing. E-file state tax only If this is not done, all proceeds from the condemning authority are considered awarded for your condemned property. E-file state tax only   You cannot make a completely new allocation of the total award after the transaction is completed. E-file state tax only However, you can show how much of the award both parties intended for severance damages. E-file state tax only The severance damages part of the award is determined from all the facts and circumstances. E-file state tax only Example. E-file state tax only You sold part of your property to the state under threat of condemnation. E-file state tax only The contract you and the condemning authority signed showed only the total purchase price. E-file state tax only It did not specify a fixed sum for severance damages. E-file state tax only However, at settlement, the condemning authority gave you closing papers showing clearly the part of the purchase price that was for severance damages. E-file state tax only You may treat this part as severance damages. E-file state tax only Treatment of severance damages. E-file state tax only   Your net severance damages are treated as the amount realized from an involuntary conversion of the remaining part of your property. E-file state tax only Use them to reduce the basis of the remaining property. E-file state tax only If the amount of severance damages is based on damage to a specific part of the property you kept, reduce the basis of only that part by the net severance damages. E-file state tax only   If your net severance damages are more than the basis of your retained property, you have a gain. E-file state tax only You may be able to postpone reporting the gain. E-file state tax only See Postponement of Gain, later. E-file state tax only    You can use Part 1 of Table 1-3 to figure any gain from severance damages and to refigure the adjusted basis of the remaining part of your property. E-file state tax only Net severance damages. E-file state tax only   To figure your net severance damages, you first must reduce your severance damages by your expenses in obtaining the damages. E-file state tax only You then reduce them by any special assessment (described later) levied against the remaining part of the property and retained out of the award by the condemning authority. E-file state tax only The balance is your net severance damages. E-file state tax only Expenses of obtaining a condemnation award and severance damages. E-file state tax only   Subtract the expenses of obtaining a condemnation award, such as legal, engineering, and appraisal fees, from the total award. E-file state tax only Also, subtract the expenses of obtaining severance damages, which may include similar expenses, from the severance damages paid to you. E-file state tax only If you cannot determine which part of your expenses is for each part of the condemnation proceeds, you must make a proportionate allocation. E-file state tax only Example. E-file state tax only You receive a condemnation award and severance damages. E-file state tax only One-fourth of the total was designated as severance damages in your agreement with the condemning authority. E-file state tax only You had legal expenses for the entire condemnation proceeding. E-file state tax only You cannot determine how much of your legal expenses is for each part of the condemnation proceeds. E-file state tax only You must allocate one-fourth of your legal expenses to the severance damages and the other three-fourths to the condemnation award. E-file state tax only Special assessment retained out of award. E-file state tax only   When only part of your property is condemned, a special assessment levied against the remaining property may be retained by the governing body out of your condemnation award. E-file state tax only An assessment may be levied if the remaining part of your property benefited by the improvement resulting from the condemnation. E-file state tax only Examples of improvements that may cause a special assessment are widening a street and installing a sewer. E-file state tax only   To figure your net condemnation award, you must reduce the amount of the award by the assessment retained out of the award. E-file state tax only Example. E-file state tax only To widen the street in front of your home, the city condemned a 25-foot deep strip of your land. E-file state tax only You were awarded $5,000 for this and spent $300 to get the award. E-file state tax only Before paying the award, the city levied a special assessment of $700 for the street improvement against your remaining property. E-file state tax only The city then paid you only $4,300. E-file state tax only Your net award is $4,000 ($5,000 total award minus $300 expenses in obtaining the award and $700 for the special assessment retained). E-file state tax only If the $700 special assessment was not retained out of the award and you were paid $5,000, your net award would be $4,700 ($5,000 − $300). E-file state tax only The net award would not change, even if you later paid the assessment from the amount you received. E-file state tax only Severance damages received. E-file state tax only   If severance damages are included in the condemnation proceeds, the special assessment retained out of the severance damages is first used to reduce the severance damages. E-file state tax only Any balance of the special assessment is used to reduce the condemnation award. E-file state tax only Example. E-file state tax only You were awarded $4,000 for the condemnation of your property and $1,000 for severance damages. E-file state tax only You spent $300 to obtain the severance damages. E-file state tax only A special assessment of $800 was retained out of the award. E-file state tax only The $1,000 severance damages are reduced to zero by first subtracting the $300 expenses and then $700 of the special assessment. E-file state tax only Your $4,000 condemnation award is reduced by the $100 balance of the special assessment, leaving a $3,900 net condemnation award. E-file state tax only Part business or rental. E-file state tax only   If you used part of your condemned property as your home and part as business or rental property, treat each part as a separate property. E-file state tax only Figure your gain or loss separately because gain or loss on each part may be treated differently. E-file state tax only   Some examples of this type of property are a building in which you live and operate a grocery, and a building in which you live on the first floor and rent out the second floor. E-file state tax only Example. E-file state tax only You sold your building for $24,000 under threat of condemnation to a public utility company that had the authority to condemn. E-file state tax only You rented half the building and lived in the other half. E-file state tax only You paid $25,000 for the building and spent an additional $1,000 for a new roof. E-file state tax only You claimed allowable depreciation of $4,600 on the rental half. E-file state tax only You spent $200 in legal expenses to obtain the condemnation award. E-file state tax only Figure your gain or loss as follows. E-file state tax only     Resi- dential Part Busi- ness Part 1) Condemnation award received $12,000 $12,000 2) Minus: Legal expenses, $200 100 100 3) Net condemnation award $11,900 $11,900 4) Adjusted basis:       ½ of original cost, $25,000 $12,500 $12,500   Plus: ½ of cost of roof, $1,000 500 500   Total $13,000 $13,000 5) Minus: Depreciation   4,600 6) Adjusted basis, business part   $8,400 7) (Loss) on residential property ($1,100)   8) Gain on business property $3,500 The loss on the residential part of the property is not deductible. E-file state tax only Postponement of Gain Do not report the gain on condemned property if you receive only property that is similar or related in service or use to the condemned property. E-file state tax only Your basis for the new property is the same as your basis for the old. E-file state tax only Money or unlike property received. E-file state tax only   You ordinarily must report the gain if you receive money or unlike property. E-file state tax only You can elect to postpone reporting the gain if you buy property that is similar or related in service or use to the condemned property within the replacement period, discussed later. E-file state tax only You also can elect to postpone reporting the gain if you buy a controlling interest (at least 80%) in a corporation owning property that is similar or related in service or use to the condemned property. E-file state tax only See Controlling interest in a corporation, later. E-file state tax only   To postpone reporting all the gain, you must buy replacement property costing at least as much as the amount realized for the condemned property. E-file state tax only If the cost of the replacement property is less than the amount realized, you must report the gain up to the unspent part of the amount realized. E-file state tax only   The basis of the replacement property is its cost, reduced by the postponed gain. E-file state tax only Also, if your replacement property is stock in a corporation that owns property similar or related in service or use, the corporation generally will reduce its basis in its assets by the amount by which you reduce your basis in the stock. E-file state tax only See Controlling interest in a corporation, later. E-file state tax only You can use Part 3 of Table 1-3 to figure the gain you must report and your postponed gain. E-file state tax only Postponing gain on severance damages. E-file state tax only   If you received severance damages for part of your property because another part was condemned and you buy replacement property, you can elect to postpone reporting gain. E-file state tax only See Treatment of severance damages, earlier. E-file state tax only You can postpone reporting all your gain if the replacement property costs at least as much as your net severance damages plus your net condemnation award (if resulting in gain). E-file state tax only   You also can make this election if you spend the severance damages, together with other money you received for the condemned property (if resulting in gain), to acquire nearby property that will allow you to continue your business. E-file state tax only If suitable nearby property is not available and you are forced to sell the remaining property and relocate in order to continue your business, see Postponing gain on the sale of related property, next. E-file state tax only   If you restore the remaining property to its former usefulness, you can treat the cost of restoring it as the cost of replacement property. E-file state tax only Postponing gain on the sale of related property. E-file state tax only   If you sell property that is related to the condemned property and then buy replacement property, you can elect to postpone reporting gain on the sale. E-file state tax only You must meet the requirements explained earlier under Related property voluntarily sold. E-file state tax only You can postpone reporting all your gain if the replacement property costs at least as much as the amount realized from the sale plus your net condemnation award (if resulting in gain) plus your net severance damages, if any (if resulting in gain). E-file state tax only Buying replacement property from a related person. E-file state tax only   Certain taxpayers cannot postpone reporting gain from a condemnation if they buy the replacement property from a related person. E-file state tax only For information on related persons, see Nondeductible Loss under Sales and Exchanges Between Related Persons in chapter 2. E-file state tax only   This rule applies to the following taxpayers. E-file state tax only C corporations. E-file state tax only Partnerships in which more than 50% of the capital or profits interest is owned by  C corporations. E-file state tax only All others (including individuals, partnerships (other than those in (2)), and S corporations) if the total realized gain for the tax year on all involuntarily converted properties on which there is realized gain of more than $100,000. E-file state tax only   For taxpayers described in (3) above, gains cannot be offset with any losses when determining whether the total gain is more than $100,000. E-file state tax only If the property is owned by a partnership, the $100,000 limit applies to the partnership and each partner. E-file state tax only If the property is owned by an S corporation, the $100,000 limit applies to the S corporation and each shareholder. E-file state tax only Exception. E-file state tax only   This rule does not apply if the related person acquired the property from an unrelated person within the replacement period. E-file state tax only Advance payment. E-file state tax only   If you pay a contractor in advance to build your replacement property, you have not bought replacement property unless it is finished before the end of the replacement period (discussed later). E-file state tax only Replacement property. E-file state tax only   To postpone reporting gain, you must buy replacement property for the specific purpose of replacing your condemned property. E-file state tax only You do not have to use the actual funds from the condemnation award to acquire the replacement property. E-file state tax only Property you acquire by gift or inheritance does not qualify as replacement property. E-file state tax only Similar or related in service or use. E-file state tax only   Your replacement property must be similar or related in service or use to the property it replaces. E-file state tax only   If the condemned property is real property you held for productive use in your trade or business or for investment (other than property held mainly for sale), like-kind property to be held either for productive use in trade or business or for investment will be treated as property similar or related in service or use. E-file state tax only For a discussion of like-kind property, see Like-Kind Property under Like-Kind Exchanges, later. E-file state tax only Owner-user. E-file state tax only   If you are an owner-user, similar or related in service or use means that replacement property must function in the same way as the property it replaces. E-file state tax only Example. E-file state tax only Your home was condemned and you invested the proceeds from the condemnation in a grocery store. E-file state tax only Your replacement property is not similar or related in service or use to the condemned property. E-file state tax only To be similar or related in service or use, your replacement property must also be used by you as your home. E-file state tax only Owner-investor. E-file state tax only   If you are an owner-investor, similar or related in service or use means that any replacement property must have the same relationship of services or uses to you as the property it replaces. E-file state tax only You decide this by determining all the following information. E-file state tax only Whether the properties are of similar service to you. E-file state tax only The nature of the business risks connected with the properties. E-file state tax only What the properties demand of you in the way of management, service, and relations to your tenants. E-file state tax only Example. E-file state tax only You owned land and a building you rented to a manufacturing company. E-file state tax only The building was condemned. E-file state tax only During the replacement period, you had a new building built on other land you already owned. E-file state tax only You rented out the new building for use as a wholesale grocery warehouse. E-file state tax only The replacement property is also rental property, so the two properties are considered similar or related in service or use if there is a similarity in all the following areas. E-file state tax only Your management activities. E-file state tax only The amount and kind of services you provide to your tenants. E-file state tax only The nature of your business risks connected with the properties. E-file state tax only Leasehold replaced with fee simple property. E-file state tax only   Fee simple property you will use in your trade or business or for investment can qualify as replacement property that is similar or related in service or use to a condemned leasehold if you use it in the same business and for the identical purpose as the condemned leasehold. E-file state tax only   A fee simple property interest generally is a property interest that entitles the owner to the entire property with unconditional power to dispose of it during his or her lifetime. E-file state tax only A leasehold is property held under a lease, usually for a term of years. E-file state tax only Outdoor advertising display replaced with real property. E-file state tax only   You can elect to treat an outdoor advertising display as real property. E-file state tax only If you make this election and you replace the display with real property in which you hold a different kind of interest, your replacement property can qualify as like-kind property. E-file state tax only For example, real property bought to replace a destroyed billboard and leased property on which the billboard was located qualify as property of a like-kind. E-file state tax only   You can make this election only if you did not claim a section 179 deduction for the display. E-file state tax only You cannot cancel this election unless you get the consent of the IRS. E-file state tax only   An outdoor advertising display is a sign or device rigidly assembled and permanently attached to the ground, a building, or any other permanent structure used to display a commercial or other advertisement to the public. E-file state tax only Substituting replacement property. E-file state tax only   Once you designate certain property as replacement property on your tax return, you cannot substitute other qualified property. E-file state tax only But, if your previously designated replacement property does not qualify, you can substitute qualified property if you acquire it within the replacement period. E-file state tax only Controlling interest in a corporation. E-file state tax only   You can replace property by acquiring a controlling interest in a corporation that owns property similar or related in service or use to your condemned property. E-file state tax only You have controlling interest if you own stock having at least 80% of the combined voting power of all classes of stock entitled to vote and at least 80% of the total number of shares of all other classes of stock of the corporation. E-file state tax only Basis adjustment to corporation's property. E-file state tax only   The basis of property held by the corporation at the time you acquired control must be reduced by your postponed gain, if any. E-file state tax only You are not required to reduce the adjusted basis of the corporation's properties below your adjusted basis in the corporation's stock (determined after reduction by your postponed gain). E-file state tax only   Allocate this reduction to the following classes of property in the order shown below. E-file state tax only Property that is similar or related in service or use to the condemned property. E-file state tax only Depreciable property not reduced in (1). E-file state tax only All other property. E-file state tax only If two or more properties fall in the same class, allocate the reduction to each property in proportion to the adjusted basis of all the properties in that class. E-file state tax only The reduced basis of any single property cannot be less than zero. E-file state tax only Main home replaced. E-file state tax only   If your gain from a condemnation of your main home is more than you can exclude from your income (see Main home condemned under Gain or Loss From Condemnations, earlier), you can postpone reporting the rest of the gain by buying replacement property that is similar or related in service or use. E-file state tax only The replacement property must cost at least as much as the amount realized from the condemnation minus the excluded gain. E-file state tax only   You must reduce the basis of your replacement property by the postponed gain. E-file state tax only Also, if you postpone reporting any part of your gain under these rules, you are treated as having owned and used the replacement property as your main home for the period you owned and used the condemned property as your main home. E-file state tax only Example. E-file state tax only City authorities condemned your home that you had used as a personal residence for 5 years prior to the condemnation. E-file state tax only The city paid you a condemnation award of $400,000. E-file state tax only Your adjusted basis in the property was $80,000. E-file state tax only You realize a gain of $320,000 ($400,000 − $80,000). E-file state tax only You purchased a new home for $100,000. E-file state tax only You can exclude $250,000 of the realized gain from your gross income. E-file state tax only The amount realized is then treated as being $150,000 ($400,000 − $250,000) and the gain realized is $70,000 ($150,000 amount realized − $80,000 adjusted basis). E-file state tax only You must recognize $50,000 of the gain ($150,000 amount realized − $100,000 cost of new home). E-file state tax only The remaining $20,000 of realized gain is postponed. E-file state tax only Your basis in the new home is $80,000 ($100,000 cost − $20,000 gain postponed). E-file state tax only Replacement period. E-file state tax only   To postpone reporting your gain from a condemnation, you must buy replacement property within a certain period of time. E-file state tax only This is the replacement period. E-file state tax only   The replacement period for a condemnation begins on the earlier of the following dates. E-file state tax only The date on which you disposed of the condemned property. E-file state tax only The date on which the threat of condemnation began. E-file state tax only   The replacement period generally ends 2 years after the end of the first tax year in which any part of the gain on the condemnation is realized. E-file state tax only However, see the exceptions below. E-file state tax only Three-year replacement period for certain property. E-file state tax only   If real property held for use in a trade or business or for investment (not including property held primarily for sale) is condemned, the replacement period ends 3 years after the end of the first tax year in which any part of the gain on the condemnation is realized. E-file state tax only However, this 3-year replacement period cannot be used if you replace the condemned property by acquiring control of a corporation owning property that is similar or related in service or use. E-file state tax only Five-year replacement period for certain property. E-file state tax only   The replacement period ends 5 years after the end of the first tax year in which any part of the gain is realized on the compulsory or involuntary conversion of the following qualified property. E-file state tax only Property in any Midwestern disaster area compulsorily or involuntarily converted on or after the applicable disaster date as a result of severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding, but only if substantially all of the use of the replacement property is in a Midwestern disaster area. E-file state tax only Property in the Kansas disaster area compulsorily or involuntarily converted after May 3, 2007, but only if substantially all of the use of the replacement property is in the Kansas disaster area. E-file state tax only Property in the Hurricane Katrina disaster area compulsorily or involuntarily converted after August 24, 2005, as a result of Hurricane Katrina, but only if substantially all of the use of the replacement property is in the Hurricane Katrina disaster area. E-file state tax only Extended replacement period for taxpayers affected by other federally declared disasters. E-file state tax only    If you are affected by a federally declared disaster, the IRS may grant disaster relief by extending the periods to perform certain tax-related acts for 2013, including the replacement period, by up to one year. E-file state tax only For more information visit www. E-file state tax only irs. E-file state tax only gov/uac/Tax-Relief-in-Disaster-Situations. E-file state tax only Weather-related sales of livestock in an area eligible for federal assistance. E-file state tax only   Generally, if the sale or exchange of livestock is due to drought, flood, or other weather-related conditions in an area eligible for federal assistance, the replacement period ends 4 years after the close of the first tax year in which you realize any part of your gain from the sale or exchange. E-file state tax only    If the weather-related conditions continue for longer than 3 years, the replacement period may be extended on a regional basis until the end of your first drought-free year for the applicable region. E-file state tax only See Notice 2006-82. E-file state tax only You can find Notice 2006-82 on page 529 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2006-39 at www. E-file state tax only irs. E-file state tax only gov/irb/2006-39_IRB/ar13. E-file state tax only html. E-file state tax only    Each year, the IRS publishes a list of counties, districts, cities, or parishes for which exceptional, extreme, or severe drought was reported during the preceding 12 months. E-file state tax only If you qualified for a 4-year replacement period for livestock sold or exchanged on account of drought and your replacement period is scheduled to expire at the end of 2013 (or at the end of the tax year that includes August 31, 2013), see Notice 2013-62. E-file state tax only You can find Notice 2013-62 on page 466 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2013-45 at www. E-file state tax only irs. E-file state tax only gov/irb/2013-45_IRB/ar04. E-file state tax only html. E-file state tax only The replacement period will be extended under Notice 2006-82 if the applicable region is on the list included in Notice 2013-62. E-file state tax only Determining when gain is realized. E-file state tax only   If you are a cash basis taxpayer, you realize gain when you receive payments that are more than your basis in the property. E-file state tax only If the condemning authority makes deposits with the court, you realize gain when you withdraw (or have the right to withdraw) amounts that are more than your basis. E-file state tax only   This applies even if the amounts received are only partial or advance payments and the full award has not yet been determined. E-file state tax only A replacement will be too late if you wait for a final determination that does not take place in the applicable replacement period after you first realize gain. E-file state tax only   For accrual basis taxpayers, gain (if any) accrues in the earlier year when either of the following occurs. E-file state tax only All events have occurred that fix the right to the condemnation award and the amount can be determined with reasonable accuracy. E-file state tax only All or part of the award is actually or constructively received. E-file state tax only For example, if you have an absolute right to a part of a condemnation award when it is deposited with the court, the amount deposited accrues in the year the deposit is made even though the full amount of the award is still contested. E-file state tax only Replacement property bought before the condemnation. E-file state tax only   If you buy your replacement property after there is a threat of condemnation but before the actual condemnation and you still hold the replacement property at the time of the condemnation, you have bought your replacement property within the replacement period. E-file state tax only Property you acquire before there is a threat of condemnation does not qualify as replacement property acquired within the replacement period. E-file state tax only Example. E-file state tax only On April 3, 2012, city authorities notified you that your property would be condemned. E-file state tax only On June 5, 2012, you acquired property to replace the property to be condemned. E-file state tax only You still had the new property when the city took possession of your old property on September 4, 2013. E-file state tax only You have made a replacement within the replacement period. E-file state tax only Extension. E-file state tax only   You can request an extension of the replacement period from the IRS director for your area. E-file state tax only You should apply before the end of the replacement period. E-file state tax only Your request should explain in detail why you need an extension. E-file state tax only The IRS will consider a request filed within a reasonable time after the replacement period if you can show reasonable cause for the delay. E-file state tax only An extension of the replacement period will be granted if you can show reasonable cause for not making the replacement within the regular period. E-file state tax only   Ordinarily, requests for extensions are granted near the end of the replacement period or the extended replacement period. E-file state tax only Extensions are usually limited to a period of 1 year or less. E-file state tax only The high market value or scarcity of replacement property is not a sufficient reason for granting an extension. E-file state tax only If your replacement property is being built and you clearly show that the replacement or restoration cannot be made within the replacement peri