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Federal income tax amendment 31. Federal income tax amendment   Tax on Unearned Income of Certain Children Table of Contents What's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Which Parent's Return To UseParents Who Do Not File a Joint Return Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and DividendsEffect of Making the Election Figuring Child's Income Figuring Additional Tax Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned IncomeProviding Parental Information (Form 8615, lines A–C) Step 1. Federal income tax amendment Figuring the Child's Net Unearned Income (Form 8615, Part I) Step 2. Federal income tax amendment Figuring Tentative Tax at the Parent's Tax Rate (Form 8615, Part II) Step 3. Federal income tax amendment Figuring the Child's Tax (Form 8615, Part III) What's New Net Investment Income Tax. Federal income tax amendment . Federal income tax amendment  For tax years beginning after December 31, 2012, a child whose tax is figured on Form 8615 may be subject to the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). Federal income tax amendment NIIT is a 3. Federal income tax amendment 8% tax on the lesser of the net investment income or the excess of the child's modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) over the threshold amount. Federal income tax amendment Use Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax, to figure this tax. Federal income tax amendment For more information on NIIT, go to www. Federal income tax amendment irs. Federal income tax amendment gov and enter “Net Investment Income Tax” in the search box. Federal income tax amendment Introduction This chapter discusses the following two rules that may affect the tax on unearned income of certain children. Federal income tax amendment If the child's interest and dividend income (including capital gain distributions) total less than $10,000, the child's parent may be able to choose to include that income on the parent's return rather than file a return for the child. Federal income tax amendment (See Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends , later. Federal income tax amendment ) If the child's interest, dividends, and other unearned income total more than $2,000, part of that income may be taxed at the parent's tax rate instead of the child's tax rate. Federal income tax amendment (See Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income , later. Federal income tax amendment ) For these rules, the term “child” includes a legally adopted child and a stepchild. Federal income tax amendment These rules apply whether or not the child is a dependent. Federal income tax amendment Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 929 Tax Rules for Children and Dependents Form (and Instructions) 8615 Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income 8814 Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends Which Parent's Return To Use If a child's parents are married to each other and file a joint return, use the joint return to figure the tax on the child's unearned income. Federal income tax amendment The tax rate and other return information from that return are used to figure the child's tax as explained later under Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income . Federal income tax amendment Parents Who Do Not File a Joint Return For parents who do not file a joint return, the following discussions explain which parent's tax return must be used to figure the tax. Federal income tax amendment Only the parent whose tax return is used can make the election described under Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends . Federal income tax amendment Parents are married. Federal income tax amendment   If the child's parents file separate returns, use the return of the parent with the greater taxable income. Federal income tax amendment Parents not living together. Federal income tax amendment   If the child's parents are married to each other but not living together, and the parent with whom the child lives (the custodial parent) is considered unmarried, use the return of the custodial parent. Federal income tax amendment If the custodial parent is not considered unmarried, use the return of the parent with the greater taxable income. Federal income tax amendment   For an explanation of when a married person living apart from his or her spouse is considered unmarried, see Head of Household in chapter 2. Federal income tax amendment Parents are divorced. Federal income tax amendment   If the child's parents are divorced or legally separated, and the parent who had custody of the child for the greater part of the year (the custodial parent) has not remarried, use the return of the custodial parent. Federal income tax amendment Custodial parent remarried. Federal income tax amendment   If the custodial parent has remarried, the stepparent (rather than the noncustodial parent) is treated as the child's other parent. Federal income tax amendment Therefore, if the custodial parent and the stepparent file a joint return, use that joint return. Federal income tax amendment Do not use the return of the noncustodial parent. Federal income tax amendment   If the custodial parent and the stepparent are married, but file separate returns, use the return of the one with the greater taxable income. Federal income tax amendment If the custodial parent and the stepparent are married but not living together, the earlier discussion under Parents not living together applies. Federal income tax amendment Parents never married. Federal income tax amendment   If a child's parents have never been married to each other, but lived together all year, use the return of the parent with the greater taxable income. Federal income tax amendment If the parents did not live together all year, the rules explained earlier under Parents are divorced apply. Federal income tax amendment Widowed parent remarried. Federal income tax amendment   If a widow or widower remarries, the new spouse is treated as the child's other parent. Federal income tax amendment The rules explained earlier under Custodial parent remarried apply. Federal income tax amendment Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends You may be able to elect to include your child's interest and dividend income (including capital gain distributions) on your tax return. Federal income tax amendment If you do, your child will not have to file a return. Federal income tax amendment You can make this election only if all the following conditions are met. Federal income tax amendment Your child was under age 19 (or under age 24 if a full-time student) at the end of the year. Federal income tax amendment Your child had income only from interest and dividends (including capital gain distributions and Alaska Permanent Fund dividends). Federal income tax amendment The child's gross income was less than $10,000. Federal income tax amendment The child is required to file a return unless you make this election. Federal income tax amendment The child does not file a joint return for the year. Federal income tax amendment No estimated tax payment was made for the year, and no overpayment from the previous year (or from any amended return) was applied to this year under your child's name and social security number. Federal income tax amendment No federal income tax was taken out of your child's income under the backup withholding rules. Federal income tax amendment You are the parent whose return must be used when applying the special tax rules for children. Federal income tax amendment (See Which Parent's Return To Use , earlier. Federal income tax amendment ) These conditions are also shown in Figure 31-A. Federal income tax amendment Certain January 1 birthdays. Federal income tax amendment   A child born on January 1, 1995, is considered to be age 19 at the end of 2013. Federal income tax amendment You cannot make this election for such a child unless the child was a full-time student. Federal income tax amendment   A child born on January 1, 1990, is considered to be age 24 at the end of 2013. Federal income tax amendment You cannot make this election for such a child. Federal income tax amendment Full-time student. Federal income tax amendment   A full-time student is a child who during some part of each of any 5 calendar months of the year was enrolled as a full-time student at a school, or took a full-time on-farm training course given by a school or a state, county, or local government agency. Federal income tax amendment A school includes a technical, trade, or mechanical school. Federal income tax amendment It does not include an on-the-job training course, correspondence school, or school offering courses only through the Internet. Federal income tax amendment How to make the election. Federal income tax amendment   Make the election by attaching Form 8814 to your Form 1040. Federal income tax amendment (If you make this election, you cannot file Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Federal income tax amendment ) Attach a separate Form 8814 for each child for whom you make the election. Federal income tax amendment You can make the election for one or more children and not for others. Federal income tax amendment Effect of Making the Election The federal income tax on your child's income may be more if you make the Form 8814 election. Federal income tax amendment Rate may be higher. Federal income tax amendment   If your child received qualified dividends or capital gain distributions, you may pay up to $100 more tax if you make this election instead of filing a separate tax return for the child. Federal income tax amendment This is because the tax rate on the child's income between $1,000 and $2,000 is 10% if you make this election. Federal income tax amendment However, if you file a separate return for the child, the tax rate may be as low as 0% (zero percent) because of the preferential tax rates for qualified dividends and capital gain distributions. Federal income tax amendment Deductions you cannot take. Federal income tax amendment   By making the Form 8814 election, you cannot take any of the following deductions that the child would be entitled to on his or her return. Federal income tax amendment The additional standard deduction if the child is blind. Federal income tax amendment The deduction for a penalty on an early withdrawal of your child's savings. Federal income tax amendment Itemized deductions (such as your child's investment expenses or charitable contributions). Federal income tax amendment Reduced deductions or credits. Federal income tax amendment   If you use Form 8814, your increased adjusted gross income may reduce certain deductions or credits on your return including the following. Federal income tax amendment Deduction for contributions to a traditional individual retirement arrangement (IRA). Federal income tax amendment Deduction for student loan interest. Federal income tax amendment Itemized deductions for medical expenses, casualty and theft losses, and certain miscellaneous expenses. Federal income tax amendment Credit for child and dependent care expenses. Federal income tax amendment Child tax credit. Federal income tax amendment Education tax credits. Federal income tax amendment Earned income credit. Federal income tax amendment Penalty for underpayment of estimated tax. Federal income tax amendment   If you make this election for 2013 and did not have enough tax withheld or pay enough estimated tax to cover the tax you owe, you may be subject to a penalty. Federal income tax amendment If you plan to make this election for 2014, you may need to increase your federal income tax withholding or your estimated tax payments to avoid the penalty. Federal income tax amendment See chapter 4 for more information. Federal income tax amendment Figuring Child's Income Use Form 8814, Part I, to figure your child's interest and dividend income to report on your return. Federal income tax amendment Only the amount over $2,000 is added to your income. Federal income tax amendment The amount over $2,000 is shown on Form 8814, line 6. Federal income tax amendment Unless the child's income includes qualified dividends or capital gain distributions (discussed next), the same amount is shown on Form 8814, line 12. Federal income tax amendment Include the amount from Form 8814, line 12, on Form 1040, line 21. Federal income tax amendment Enter “Form 8814” on the dotted line next to line 21. Federal income tax amendment If you file more than one Form 8814, include the total amounts from line 12 of all your Forms 8814 on Form 1040, line 21. Federal income tax amendment Capital gain distributions and qualified dividends. Federal income tax amendment   If your child's dividend income included any capital gain distributions, see Capital gain distributions under Figuring Child's Income in Publication 929, Part 2. Federal income tax amendment If your child's dividend income included any qualified dividends, see Qualified dividends under Figuring Child's Income in Publication 929, Part 2. Federal income tax amendment Figuring Additional Tax Use Form 8814, Part II, to figure the tax on the $2,000 of your child's interest and dividends that you do not include in your income. Federal income tax amendment This tax is added to the tax figured on your income. Federal income tax amendment This additional tax is the smaller of: 10% × (your child's gross income − $1,000), or $100. Federal income tax amendment Include the amount from line 15 of all your Forms 8814 in the total on Form 1040, line 44. Federal income tax amendment Check box a on Form 1040, line 44. Federal income tax amendment Figure 31-A. Federal income tax amendment Can You Include Your Child's Income On Your Tax Return? Please click here for the text description of the image. Federal income tax amendment Figure 31–A. Federal income tax amendment Can You Include Your Child's Income On Your Tax Return? Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income If a child's interest, dividends, and other unearned income total more than $2,000, part of that income may be taxed at the parent's tax rate instead of the child's tax rate. Federal income tax amendment If the parent does not or cannot choose to include the child's income on the parent's return, use Form 8615 to figure the child's tax. Federal income tax amendment Attach the completed form to the child's Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Federal income tax amendment When Form 8615 must be filed. Federal income tax amendment   Form 8615 must be filed for a child if all of the following statements are true. Federal income tax amendment The child's investment income was more than $2,000. Federal income tax amendment The child is required to file a return for 2013. Federal income tax amendment The child either: Was under age 18 at the end of the year, Was age 18 at the end of the year and did not have earned income that was more than half of his or her support, or Was over age 18 and under age 24 at the end of the year, was a full-time student, and did not have earned income that was more than half of his or her support. Federal income tax amendment At least one of the child's parents was alive at the end of 2013. Federal income tax amendment The child does not file a joint return for 2013. Federal income tax amendment These conditions are also shown in  Figure 31-B. Federal income tax amendment Earned income. Federal income tax amendment   Earned income includes salaries, wages, tips, and other payments received for personal services performed. Federal income tax amendment It does not include unearned income as defined later in this chapter. Federal income tax amendment Support. Federal income tax amendment   Your child's support includes all amounts spent to provide the child with food, lodging, clothing, education, medical and dental care, recreation, transportation, and similar necessities. Federal income tax amendment To figure your child's support, count support provided by you, your child, and others. Federal income tax amendment However, a scholarship received by your child is not considered support if your child is a full-time student. Federal income tax amendment See chapter 3 for details about support. Federal income tax amendment Certain January 1 birthdays. Federal income tax amendment   Use the following chart to determine whether certain children with January 1 birthdays meet condition 3 under When Form 8615 must be filed. Federal income tax amendment Figure 31-B. Federal income tax amendment Do You Have To Use Form 8615 To Figure Your Child's Tax? Please click here for the text description of the image. Federal income tax amendment Figure 31-B. Federal income tax amendment Do You Have To Use Form 8615 To Figure Your Child's Tax?    IF a child was born on. Federal income tax amendment . Federal income tax amendment . Federal income tax amendment THEN, at the end of 2013, the child is considered to be. Federal income tax amendment . Federal income tax amendment . Federal income tax amendment January 1, 1996 18* January 1, 1995 19** January 1, 1990 24*** *This child is not under age 18. Federal income tax amendment The child meets condition 3 only if the child did not have earned income that was more than half of the child's support. Federal income tax amendment  **This child meets condition 3 only if the child was a full-time student who did not have earned income that was more than half of the child's support. Federal income tax amendment  ***Do not use Form 8615 for this child. Federal income tax amendment Providing Parental Information (Form 8615, lines A–C) On Form 8615, lines A and B, enter the parent's name and social security number. Federal income tax amendment (If the parents filed a joint return, enter the name and social security number listed first on the joint return. Federal income tax amendment ) On line C, check the box for the parent's filing status. Federal income tax amendment See Which Parent's Return To Use at the beginning of this chapter for information on which parent's return information must be used on Form 8615. Federal income tax amendment Parent with different tax year. Federal income tax amendment   If the parent and the child do not have the same tax year, complete Form 8615 using the information on the parent's return for the tax year that ends in the child's tax year. Federal income tax amendment Parent's return information not known timely. Federal income tax amendment   If the information needed from the parent's return is not known by the time the child's return is due (usually April 15), you can file the return using estimates. Federal income tax amendment   You can use any reasonable estimate. Federal income tax amendment This includes using information from last year's return. Federal income tax amendment If you use an estimated amount on Form 8615, enter “Estimated” on the line next to the amount. Federal income tax amendment    When you get the correct information, file an amended return on Form 1040X, Amended U. Federal income tax amendment S. Federal income tax amendment Individual Income Tax Return. Federal income tax amendment   Instead of using estimates, you can get an automatic 6-month extension of time to file if, by the date your return is due, you file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. Federal income tax amendment S. Federal income tax amendment Individual Income Tax Return. Federal income tax amendment Extensions are discussed in chapter 1. Federal income tax amendment Step 1. Federal income tax amendment Figuring the Child's Net Unearned Income (Form 8615, Part I) The first step in figuring a child's tax using Form 8615 is to figure the child's net unearned income. Federal income tax amendment To do that, use Form 8615, Part I. Federal income tax amendment Line 1 (unearned income). Federal income tax amendment   If the child had no earned income, enter on this line the adjusted gross income shown on the child's return. Federal income tax amendment Adjusted gross income is shown on Form 1040, line 38, or Form 1040A, line 22. Federal income tax amendment Form 1040EZ cannot be used if Form 8615 must be filed. Federal income tax amendment   If the child had earned income, figure the amount to enter on Form 8615, line 1, by using the worksheet in the instructions for the form. Federal income tax amendment   However, if the child has: excluded any foreign earned income, deducted either a loss from self-employment, or deducted a net operating loss from another year, then use the Alternate Worksheet for Form 8615, Line 1, in Publication 929 to figure the amount to enter on Form 8615, line 1. Federal income tax amendment Unearned income defined. Federal income tax amendment   Unearned income is generally all income other than salaries, wages, and other amounts received as pay for work actually done. Federal income tax amendment It includes taxable interest, dividends (including capital gain distributions), capital gains, unemployment compensation, the taxable part of social security and pension payments, and certain distributions from trusts. Federal income tax amendment Unearned income includes amounts produced by assets the child obtained with earned income (such as interest on a savings account into which the child deposited wages). Federal income tax amendment Nontaxable income. Federal income tax amendment   For this purpose, unearned income includes only amounts the child must include in total income. Federal income tax amendment Nontaxable unearned income, such as tax-exempt interest and the nontaxable part of social security and pension payments, is not included. Federal income tax amendment Income from property received as a gift. Federal income tax amendment   A child's unearned income includes all income produced by property belonging to the child. Federal income tax amendment This is true even if the property was transferred to the child, regardless of when the property was transferred or purchased or who transferred it. Federal income tax amendment   A child's unearned income includes income produced by property given as a gift to the child. Federal income tax amendment This includes gifts to the child from grandparents or any other person and gifts made under the Uniform Gift to Minors Act. Federal income tax amendment Example. Federal income tax amendment Amanda Black, age 13, received the following income. Federal income tax amendment Dividends — $800 Wages — $2,100 Taxable interest — $1,200 Tax-exempt interest — $100 Net capital gains — $100 The dividends were qualified dividends on stock given to her by her grandparents. Federal income tax amendment Amanda's unearned income is $2,100. Federal income tax amendment This is the total of the dividends ($800), taxable interest ($1,200), and net capital gains ($100). Federal income tax amendment Her wages are earned (not unearned) income because they are received for work actually done. Federal income tax amendment Her tax-exempt interest is not included because it is nontaxable. Federal income tax amendment Trust income. Federal income tax amendment   If a child is the beneficiary of a trust, distributions of taxable interest, dividends, capital gains, and other unearned income from the trust are unearned income to the child. Federal income tax amendment   However, for purposes of completing Form 8615, a taxable distribution from a qualified disability trust is considered earned income, not unearned income. Federal income tax amendment Line 2 (deductions). Federal income tax amendment   If the child does not itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), enter $2,000 on line 2. Federal income tax amendment   If the child does itemize deductions, enter on line 2 the larger of: $1,000 plus the portion of the child's itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 29, that are directly connected with the production of unearned income entered on line 1, or $2,000. Federal income tax amendment Directly connected. Federal income tax amendment   Itemized deductions are directly connected with the production of unearned income if they are for expenses paid to produce or collect taxable income or to manage, conserve, or maintain property held for producing income. Federal income tax amendment These expenses include custodian fees and service charges, service fees to collect taxable interest and dividends, and certain investment counsel fees. Federal income tax amendment   These expenses are added to certain other miscellaneous itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Federal income tax amendment Only the amount greater than 2% of the child's adjusted gross income can be deducted. Federal income tax amendment See chapter 28 for more information. Federal income tax amendment Example 1. Federal income tax amendment Roger, age 12, has unearned income of $8,000, no other income, no adjustments to income, and itemized deductions of $300 (net of the 2% limit) that are directly connected with his unearned income. Federal income tax amendment His adjusted gross income is $8,000, which is entered on Form 1040, line 38, and on Form 8615, line 1. Federal income tax amendment Roger enters $2,000 on line 2 because that is more than the total of $1,000 plus his directly connected itemized deductions of $300. Federal income tax amendment Example 2. Federal income tax amendment Eleanor, age 8, has unearned income of $16,000 and an early withdrawal penalty of $100. Federal income tax amendment She has no other income. Federal income tax amendment She has itemized deductions of $1,050 (net of the 2% limit) that are directly connected with the production of her unearned income. Federal income tax amendment Her adjusted gross income, entered on line 1, is $15,900 ($16,000 − $100). Federal income tax amendment The amount on line 2 is $2,050. Federal income tax amendment This is the larger of: $1,000 plus the $1,050 of directly connected itemized deductions, or $2,000. Federal income tax amendment Line 3. Federal income tax amendment   Subtract line 2 from line 1 and enter the result on this line. Federal income tax amendment If zero or less, do not complete the rest of the form. Federal income tax amendment However, you must still attach Form 8615 to the child's tax return. Federal income tax amendment Figure the tax on the child's taxable income in the normal manner. Federal income tax amendment Line 4 (child's taxable income). Federal income tax amendment   Enter on line 4 the child's taxable income from Form 1040, line 43, or Form 1040A, line 27. Federal income tax amendment   However, if the child files Form 2555 or 2555-EZ to claim the foreign earned income exclusion, housing exclusion, or housing deduction, see the Form 8615 instructions or Pub. Federal income tax amendment 929. Federal income tax amendment Line 5 (net unearned income). Federal income tax amendment   A child's net unearned income cannot be more than his or her taxable income. Federal income tax amendment Enter on Form 8615, line 5, the smaller of line 3 or line 4. Federal income tax amendment This is the child's net unearned income. Federal income tax amendment   If zero or less, do not complete the rest of the form. Federal income tax amendment However, you must still attach Form 8615 to the child's tax return. Federal income tax amendment Figure the tax on the child's taxable income in the normal manner. Federal income tax amendment Step 2. Federal income tax amendment Figuring Tentative Tax at the Parent's Tax Rate (Form 8615, Part II) The next step in completing Form 8615 is to figure a tentative tax on the child's net unearned income at the parent's tax rate. Federal income tax amendment The tentative tax at the parent's tax rate is the difference between the tax on the parent's taxable income figured with the child's net unearned income (plus the net unearned income of any other child whose Form 8615 includes the tax return information of that parent) and the tax figured without it. Federal income tax amendment When figuring the tentative tax at the parent's tax rate on Form 8615, do not refigure any of the exclusions, deductions, or credits on the parent's return because of the child's net unearned income. Federal income tax amendment For example, do not refigure the medical expense deduction. Federal income tax amendment Figure the tentative tax on Form 8615, lines 6 through 13. Federal income tax amendment Note. Federal income tax amendment If the child or parent has any capital gains or losses, get Publication 929 for help in completing Form 8615, Part II. Federal income tax amendment Line 6 (parent's taxable income). Federal income tax amendment   Enter on line 6 the parent's taxable income from Form 1040, line 43, Form 1040A, line 27, or Form 1040EZ, line 6. Federal income tax amendment   If the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet (in the Form 1040 instructions) was used to figure the parent's tax, enter the amount from line 3 of that worksheet instead of the parent's taxable income. Federal income tax amendment Line 7 (net unearned income of other children). Federal income tax amendment   If the tax return information of the parent is also used on any other child's Form 8615, enter on line 7 the total of the amounts from line 5 of all the other children's Forms 8615. Federal income tax amendment Do not include the amount from line 5 of the Form 8615 being completed. Federal income tax amendment Example. Federal income tax amendment Paul and Jane Persimmon have three children, Sharon, Jerry, and Mike, who must attach Form 8615 to their tax returns. Federal income tax amendment The children's net unearned income amounts on line 5 of their Forms 8615 are: Sharon — $800 Jerry — $600 Mike — $1,000 Line 7 of Sharon's Form 8615 will show $1,600, the total of the amounts on line 5 of Jerry's and Mike's Forms 8615. Federal income tax amendment Line 7 of Jerry's Form 8615 will show $1,800 ($800 + $1,000). Federal income tax amendment Line 7 of Mike's Form 8615 will show $1,400 ($800 + $600). Federal income tax amendment Other children's information not available. Federal income tax amendment   If the net unearned income of the other children is not available when the return is due, either file the return using estimates or get an extension of time to file. Federal income tax amendment See Parent's return information not known timely , earlier. Federal income tax amendment Line 11 (tentative tax). Federal income tax amendment   Subtract line 10 from line 9 and enter the result on this line. Federal income tax amendment This is the tentative tax. Federal income tax amendment   If line 7 is blank, skip lines 12a and 12b and enter the amount from line 11 on line 13. Federal income tax amendment Also skip the discussion for lines 12a and 12b that follows. Federal income tax amendment Lines 12a and 12b (dividing the tentative tax). Federal income tax amendment   If an amount is entered on line 7, divide the tentative tax shown on line 11 among the children according to each child's share of the total net unearned income. Federal income tax amendment This is done on lines 12a, 12b, and 13. Federal income tax amendment Add the amount on line 7 to the amount on line 5 and enter the total on line 12a. Federal income tax amendment Divide the amount on line 5 by the amount on line 12a and enter the result, as a decimal, on line 12b. Federal income tax amendment Example. Federal income tax amendment In the earlier example under Line 7 (net unearned income of other children), Sharon's Form 8615 shows $1,600 on line 7. Federal income tax amendment The amount entered on line 12a is $2,400, the total of the amounts on lines 5 and 7 ($800 + $1,600). Federal income tax amendment The decimal on line 12b is  . Federal income tax amendment 333, figured as follows and rounded to three places. Federal income tax amendment   $800 = . Federal income tax amendment 333     $2,400   Step 3. Federal income tax amendment Figuring the Child's Tax (Form 8615, Part III) The final step in figuring a child's tax using Form 8615 is to determine the larger of: The total of: The child's share of the tentative tax based on the parent's tax rate, plus The tax on the child's taxable income in excess of net unearned income, figured at the child's tax rate, or The tax on the child's taxable income, figured at the child's tax rate. Federal income tax amendment This is the child's tax. Federal income tax amendment It is figured on Form 8615, lines 14 through 18. Federal income tax amendment Alternative minimum tax. Federal income tax amendment   A child may be subject to alternative minimum tax (AMT) if he or she has certain items given preferential treatment under the tax law. Federal income tax amendment See Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) in chapter 30. Federal income tax amendment    For more information on who is liable for AMT and how to figure it, see Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals. Federal income tax amendment For information on special limits that apply to a child who files Form 6251, see Certain Children Under Age 24 in the Instructions for Form 6251. Federal income tax amendment Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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IRS Seeks Volunteers for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

IR-2014-26, March 10, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service seeks civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies major taxpayer concerns, and makes recommendations for improving IRS services.

The TAP provides a forum for taxpayers to raise concerns about IRS service and offer suggestions for improvement. The TAP reports annually to the Secretary of the Treasury, the IRS Commissioner and the National Taxpayer Advocate. The Office of the Taxpayer Advocate is an independent organization within the IRS and provides oversight of the TAP.

“In trying to comply with an increasingly complex tax system, taxpayers may find they need different services than the IRS is currently providing,” said Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate. “The TAP is vital because it provides the IRS with the taxpayers’ perspective as well as recommendations for improvement. This helps the IRS deliver the best possible service to assist taxpayers in meeting their tax obligations.”  

The TAP includes members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each member is appointed to represent the interests of taxpayers in his or her geographic location as well as taxpayers as a whole.

The TAP is also seeking to include at least one additional member to represent international taxpayers. For these purposes, “international taxpayers” are broadly defined to include U.S. citizens working, living, or doing business abroad or in a U.S. territory. The new international member will not be required to attend any face-to-face meetings.

To be a member of the TAP you must be a U.S. citizen, be current with your federal tax obligations, be able to commit 200 to 300 hours during the year and pass an FBI criminal background check. New TAP members will serve a three-year term starting in December 2014. Applicants chosen as alternate members will be considered to fill any vacancies that open in their areas during the next three years.

The TAP is seeking members in the following locations: Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and International.

The panel needs alternates for the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina and West Virginia.

Federal advisory committees are required to have a fairly balanced membership in terms of the points of view represented. As such, candidates from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to U.S. taxpayers living abroad, Native Americans, and non-tax practitioners, are encouraged to apply.

Applications for the TAP will be accepted through April 11, 2014. Applications are available online at www.improveirs.org. For additional information about the TAP or the application process, please call 888-912-1227 (a toll-free call) and select prompt number five. Callers who are outside of the U.S. and U.S. territories should call 954-423-7973 (not a toll-free call). You may also contact the TAP staff at taxpayeradvocacypanel@irs.gov for assistance.

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The Federal Income Tax Amendment

Federal income tax amendment 3. Federal income tax amendment   Investment Expenses Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Limits on DeductionsPassive activity. Federal income tax amendment Other income (nonpassive income). Federal income tax amendment Expenses. Federal income tax amendment Additional information. Federal income tax amendment Interest ExpensesInvestment Interest Limit on Deduction Bond Premium AmortizationSpecial rules to determine amounts payable on a bond. Federal income tax amendment Basis. Federal income tax amendment How To Figure Amortization Choosing To Amortize How To Report Amortization Expenses of Producing IncomeFees to buy or sell. Federal income tax amendment Including mutual fund or REMIC expenses in income. Federal income tax amendment Nondeductible ExpensesUsed as collateral. Federal income tax amendment Short-sale expenses. Federal income tax amendment Expenses for both tax-exempt and taxable income. Federal income tax amendment State income taxes. Federal income tax amendment Nondeductible amount. Federal income tax amendment Basis adjustment. Federal income tax amendment How To Report Investment Expenses When To Report Investment Expenses Topics - This chapter discusses: Limits on Deductions , Interest Expenses , Bond Premium Amortization , Expenses of Producing Income , Nondeductible Expenses , How To Report Investment Expenses , and When To Report Investment Expenses . Federal income tax amendment Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 535 Business Expenses 925 Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules 929 Tax Rules for Children and Dependents Form (and Instructions) Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions 4952 Investment Interest Expense Deduction See chapter 5, How To Get Tax Help , for information about getting these publications and forms. Federal income tax amendment Limits on Deductions Your deductions for investment expenses may be limited by: The at-risk rules, The passive activity loss limits, The limit on investment interest, or The 2% limit on certain miscellaneous itemized deductions. Federal income tax amendment The at-risk rules and passive activity rules are explained briefly in this section. Federal income tax amendment The limit on investment interest is explained later in this chapter under Interest Expenses . Federal income tax amendment The 2% limit is explained later in this chapter under Expenses of Producing Income . Federal income tax amendment At-risk rules. Federal income tax amendment   Special at-risk rules apply to most income-producing activities. Federal income tax amendment These rules limit the amount of loss you can deduct to the amount you risk losing in the activity. Federal income tax amendment Generally, this is the cash and the adjusted basis of property you contribute to the activity. Federal income tax amendment It also includes money you borrow for use in the activity if you are personally liable for repayment or if you use property not used in the activity as security for the loan. Federal income tax amendment For more information, see Publication 925. Federal income tax amendment Passive activity losses and credits. Federal income tax amendment   The amount of losses and tax credits you can claim from passive activities is limited. Federal income tax amendment Generally, you are allowed to deduct passive activity losses only up to the amount of your passive activity income. Federal income tax amendment Also, you can use credits from passive activities only against tax on the income from passive activities. Federal income tax amendment There are exceptions for certain activities, such as rental real estate activities. Federal income tax amendment Passive activity. Federal income tax amendment   A passive activity generally is any activity involving the conduct of any trade or business in which you do not materially participate and any rental activity. Federal income tax amendment However, if you are involved in renting real estate, the activity is not a passive activity if both of the following are true. Federal income tax amendment More than one-half of the personal services you perform during the year in all trades or businesses are performed in real property trades or businesses in which you materially participate. Federal income tax amendment You perform more than 750 hours of services during the year in real property trades or businesses in which you materially participate. Federal income tax amendment  The term “trade or business” generally means any activity that involves the conduct of a trade or business, is conducted in anticipation of starting a trade or business, or involves certain research or experimental expenditures. Federal income tax amendment However, it does not include rental activities or certain activities treated as incidental to holding property for investment. Federal income tax amendment   You are considered to materially participate in an activity if you are involved on a regular, continuous, and substantial basis in the operations of the activity. Federal income tax amendment Other income (nonpassive income). Federal income tax amendment    Generally, you can use losses from passive activities only to offset income from passive activities. Federal income tax amendment You cannot use passive activity losses to offset your other income, such as your wages or your portfolio income. Federal income tax amendment Portfolio income includes gross income from interest, dividends, annuities, or royalties that is not derived in the ordinary course of a trade or business. Federal income tax amendment It also includes gains or losses (not derived in the ordinary course of a trade or business) from the sale or trade of property (other than an interest in a passive activity) producing portfolio income or held for investment. Federal income tax amendment This includes capital gain distributions from mutual funds (and other regulated investment companies) and real estate investment trusts. Federal income tax amendment   You cannot use passive activity losses to offset Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. Federal income tax amendment Expenses. Federal income tax amendment   Do not include in the computation of your passive activity income or loss: Expenses (other than interest) that are clearly and directly allocable to your portfolio income, or Interest expense properly allocable to portfolio income. Federal income tax amendment However, this interest and other expenses may be subject to other limits. Federal income tax amendment These limits are explained in the rest of this chapter. Federal income tax amendment Additional information. Federal income tax amendment   For more information about determining and reporting income and losses from passive activities, see Publication 925. Federal income tax amendment Interest Expenses This section discusses interest expenses you may be able to deduct as an investor. Federal income tax amendment For information on business interest, see chapter 4 of Publication 535. Federal income tax amendment You cannot deduct personal interest expenses other than qualified home mortgage interest, as explained in Publication 936, Home Mortgage Interest Deduction, and interest on certain student loans, as explained in Publication 970. Federal income tax amendment Investment Interest If you borrow money to buy property you hold for investment, the interest you pay is investment interest. Federal income tax amendment You can deduct investment interest subject to the limit discussed later. Federal income tax amendment However, you cannot deduct interest you incurred to produce tax-exempt income. Federal income tax amendment See Tax-exempt income under Nondeductible Expenses, later. Federal income tax amendment You also cannot deduct interest expenses on straddles discussed under Interest expense and carrying charges on straddles , later. Federal income tax amendment Investment interest does not include any qualified home mortgage interest or any interest taken into account in computing income or loss from a passive activity. Federal income tax amendment Investment property. Federal income tax amendment   Property held for investment includes property that produces interest, dividends, annuities, or royalties not derived in the ordinary course of a trade or business. Federal income tax amendment It also includes property that produces gain or loss (not derived in the ordinary course of a trade or business) from the sale or trade of property producing these types of income or held for investment (other than an interest in a passive activity). Federal income tax amendment Investment property also includes an interest in a trade or business activity in which you did not materially participate (other than a passive activity). Federal income tax amendment Partners, shareholders, and beneficiaries. Federal income tax amendment   To determine your investment interest, combine your share of investment interest from a partnership, S corporation, estate, or trust with your other investment interest. Federal income tax amendment Allocation of Interest Expense If you borrow money for business or personal purposes as well as for investment, you must allocate the debt among those purposes. Federal income tax amendment Only the interest expense on the part of the debt used for investment purposes is treated as investment interest. Federal income tax amendment The allocation is not affected by the use of property that secures the debt. Federal income tax amendment Example 1. Federal income tax amendment You borrow $10,000 and use $8,000 to buy stock. Federal income tax amendment You use the other $2,000 to buy items for your home. Federal income tax amendment Since 80% of the debt is used for, and allocated to, investment purposes, 80% of the interest on that debt is investment interest. Federal income tax amendment The other 20% is nondeductible personal interest. Federal income tax amendment Debt proceeds received in cash. Federal income tax amendment   If you receive debt proceeds in cash, the proceeds are generally not treated as investment property. Federal income tax amendment Debt proceeds deposited in account. Federal income tax amendment   If you deposit debt proceeds in an account, that deposit is treated as investment property, regardless of whether the account bears interest. Federal income tax amendment But, if you withdraw the funds and use them for another purpose, you must reallocate the debt to determine the amount considered to be for investment purposes. Federal income tax amendment Example 2. Federal income tax amendment Assume in Example 1 that you borrowed the money on March 1 and immediately bought the stock for $8,000. Federal income tax amendment You did not buy the household items until June 1. Federal income tax amendment You had deposited the $2,000 in the bank. Federal income tax amendment You had no other transactions on the bank account until June. Federal income tax amendment You did not sell the stock, and you made no principal payments on the debt. Federal income tax amendment You paid interest from another account. Federal income tax amendment The $8,000 is treated as being used for an investment purpose. Federal income tax amendment The $2,000 is treated as being used for an investment purpose for the 3-month period. Federal income tax amendment Your total interest expense for 3 months on this debt is investment interest. Federal income tax amendment In June, when you spend the $2,000 for household items, you must begin to allocate 80% of the debt and the interest expense to investment purposes and 20% to personal purposes. Federal income tax amendment Amounts paid within 30 days. Federal income tax amendment   If you receive loan proceeds in cash or if the loan proceeds are deposited in an account, you can treat any payment (up to the amount of the proceeds) made from any account you own, or from cash, as made from those proceeds. Federal income tax amendment This applies to any payment made within 30 days before or after the proceeds are received in cash or deposited in your account. Federal income tax amendment   If you received the loan proceeds in cash, you can treat the payment as made on the date you received the cash instead of the date you actually made the payment. Federal income tax amendment Payments on debt may require new allocation. Federal income tax amendment   As you repay a debt used for more than one purpose, you must reallocate the balance. Federal income tax amendment You must first reduce the amount allocated to personal purposes by the repayment. Federal income tax amendment You then reallocate the rest of the debt to find what part is for investment purposes. Federal income tax amendment Example 3. Federal income tax amendment If, in Example 2 , you repay $500 on November 1, the entire repayment is applied against the amount allocated to personal purposes. Federal income tax amendment The debt balance is now allocated as $8,000 for investment purposes and $1,500 for personal purposes. Federal income tax amendment Until the next reallocation is necessary, 84% ($8,000 ÷ $9,500) of the debt and the interest expense is allocated to investment. Federal income tax amendment Pass-through entities. Federal income tax amendment   If you use borrowed funds to buy an interest in a partnership or S corporation, then the interest on those funds must be allocated based on the assets of the entity. Federal income tax amendment If you contribute to the capital of the entity, you can make the allocation using any reasonable method. Federal income tax amendment Additional allocation rules. Federal income tax amendment   For more information about allocating interest expense, see chapter 4 of Publication 535. Federal income tax amendment When To Deduct Investment Interest If you use the cash method of accounting, you must pay the interest before you can deduct it. Federal income tax amendment If you use an accrual method of accounting, you can deduct interest over the period it accrues, regardless of when you pay it. Federal income tax amendment For an exception, see Unpaid expenses owed to related party under When To Report Investment Expenses, later in this chapter. Federal income tax amendment Example. Federal income tax amendment You borrowed $1,000 on August 26, 2013, payable in 90 days at 12% interest. Federal income tax amendment On November 26, 2013, you paid this with a new note for $1,030, due on February 26, 2014. Federal income tax amendment If you use the cash method of accounting, you cannot deduct any part of the $30 interest on your return for 2013 because you did not actually pay it. Federal income tax amendment If you use an accrual method, you may be able to deduct a portion of the interest on the loans through December 31, 2013, on your return for 2013. Federal income tax amendment Interest paid in advance. Federal income tax amendment   Generally, if you pay interest in advance for a period that goes beyond the end of the tax year, you must spread the interest over the tax years to which it belongs under the OID rules discussed in chapter 1. Federal income tax amendment You can deduct in each year only the interest for that year. Federal income tax amendment Interest on margin accounts. Federal income tax amendment   If you are a cash method taxpayer, you can deduct interest on margin accounts to buy taxable securities as investment interest in the year you paid it. Federal income tax amendment You are considered to have paid interest on these accounts only when you actually pay the broker or when payment becomes available to the broker through your account. Federal income tax amendment Payment may become available to the broker through your account when the broker collects dividends or interest for your account, or sells securities held for you or received from you. Federal income tax amendment   You cannot deduct any interest on money borrowed for personal reasons. Federal income tax amendment Limit on interest deduction for market discount bonds. Federal income tax amendment   The amount you can deduct for interest expense you paid or accrued during the year to buy or carry a market discount bond may be limited. Federal income tax amendment This limit does not apply if you accrue the market discount and include it in your income currently. Federal income tax amendment   Under this limit, the interest is deductible only to the extent it is more than: The total interest and OID includible in gross income for the bond for the year, plus The market discount for the number of days you held the bond during the year. Federal income tax amendment Figure the amount in (2) above using the rules for figuring accrued market discount in chapter 1 under Market Discount Bonds . Federal income tax amendment Interest not deducted due to limit. Federal income tax amendment   In the year you dispose of the bond, you can deduct any interest expense you were not allowed to deduct in earlier years because of the limit. Federal income tax amendment Choosing to deduct disallowed interest expense before the year of disposition. Federal income tax amendment   You can choose to deduct disallowed interest expense in any year before the year you dispose of the bond, up to your net interest income from the bond during the year. Federal income tax amendment The rest of the disallowed interest expense remains deductible in the year you dispose of the bond. Federal income tax amendment Net interest income. Federal income tax amendment   This is the interest income (including OID) from the bond that you include in income for the year, minus the interest expense paid or accrued during the year to purchase or carry the bond. Federal income tax amendment Limit on interest deduction for short-term obligations. Federal income tax amendment   If the current income inclusion rules discussed in chapter 1 under Discount on Short-Term Obligations do not apply to you, the amount you can deduct for interest expense you paid or accrued during the year to buy or carry a short-term obligation is limited. Federal income tax amendment   The interest is deductible only to the extent it is more than: The amount of acquisition discount or OID on the obligation for the tax year, plus The amount of any interest payable on the obligation for the year that is not included in income because of your accounting method (other than interest taken into account in determining the amount of acquisition discount or OID). Federal income tax amendment The method of determining acquisition discount and OID for short-term obligations is discussed in chapter 1 under Discount on Short-Term Obligations . Federal income tax amendment Interest not deducted due to limit. Federal income tax amendment   In the year you dispose of the obligation, or, if you choose, in another year in which you have net interest income from the obligation, you can deduct any interest expense you were not allowed to deduct for an earlier year because of the limit. Federal income tax amendment Follow the same rules provided in the earlier discussion under Limit on interest deduction for market discount bonds , earlier. Federal income tax amendment Limit on Deduction Generally, your deduction for investment interest expense is limited to your net investment income. Federal income tax amendment You can carry over the amount of investment interest you could not deduct because of this limit to the next tax year. Federal income tax amendment The interest carried over is treated as investment interest paid or accrued in that next year. Federal income tax amendment You can carry over disallowed investment interest to the next tax year even if it is more than your taxable income in the year the interest was paid or accrued. Federal income tax amendment Net Investment Income Determine the amount of your net investment income by subtracting your investment expenses (other than interest expense) from your investment income. Federal income tax amendment Investment income. Federal income tax amendment   This generally includes your gross income from property held for investment (such as interest, dividends, annuities, and royalties). Federal income tax amendment Investment income does not include Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. Federal income tax amendment It also does not include qualified dividends or net capital gain unless you choose to include them. Federal income tax amendment Choosing to include qualified dividends. Federal income tax amendment   Investment income generally does not include qualified dividends, discussed in chapter 1. Federal income tax amendment However, you can choose to include all or part of your qualified dividends in investment income. Federal income tax amendment   You make this choice by completing Form 4952, line 4g, according to its instructions. Federal income tax amendment   If you choose to include any of your qualified dividends in investment income, you must reduce your qualified dividends that are eligible for the lower capital gains tax rates by the same amount. Federal income tax amendment Choosing to include net capital gain. Federal income tax amendment    Investment income generally does not include net capital gain from disposing of investment property (including capital gain distributions from mutual funds). Federal income tax amendment However, you can choose to include all or part of your net capital gain in investment income. Federal income tax amendment   You make this choice by completing Form 4952, line 4g, according to its instructions. Federal income tax amendment   If you choose to include any of your net capital gain in investment income, you must reduce your net capital gain that is eligible for the lower capital gains tax rates by the same amount. Federal income tax amendment   For more information about the capital gains rates, see Capital Gain Tax Rates in chapter 4. Federal income tax amendment    Before making either choice, consider the overall effect on your tax liability. Federal income tax amendment Compare your tax if you make one or both of these choices with your tax if you do not. Federal income tax amendment Investment income of child reported on parent's return. Federal income tax amendment   Investment income includes the part of your child's interest and dividend income you choose to report on your return. Federal income tax amendment If the child does not have qualified dividends, Alaska Permanent Fund dividends, or capital gain distributions, this is the amount on line 6 of Form 8814. Federal income tax amendment Include it on line 4a of Form 4952. Federal income tax amendment Example. Federal income tax amendment Your 8-year-old son has interest income of $2,200, which you choose to report on your own return. Federal income tax amendment You enter $2,200 on Form 8814, lines 1a and 4, and $200 on lines 6 and 12 and complete Part II. Federal income tax amendment Also enter $200 on Form 1040, line 21. Federal income tax amendment Your investment income includes this $200. Federal income tax amendment Child's qualified dividends. Federal income tax amendment   If part of the amount you report is your child's qualified dividends, that part (which is reported on Form 1040, line 9b) generally does not count as investment income. Federal income tax amendment However, you can choose to include all or part of it in investment income, as explained under Choosing to include qualified dividends , earlier. Federal income tax amendment   Your investment income also includes the amount on Form 8814, line 12 (or, if applicable, the reduced amount figured next under Child's Alaska Permanent Fund dividends). Federal income tax amendment Child's Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. Federal income tax amendment   If part of the amount you report is your child's Alaska Permanent Fund dividends, that part does not count as investment income. Federal income tax amendment To figure the amount of your child's income that you can consider your investment income, start with the amount on Form 8814, line 6. Federal income tax amendment Multiply that amount by a percentage that is equal to the Alaska Permanent Fund dividends divided by the total amount on Form 8814, line 4. Federal income tax amendment Subtract the result from the amount on Form 8814, line 12. Federal income tax amendment Example. Federal income tax amendment Your 10-year-old child has taxable interest income of $4,000 and Alaska Permanent Fund dividends of $2,000. Federal income tax amendment You choose to report this on your return. Federal income tax amendment You enter $4,000 on Form 8814, line 1a, $2,000 on line 2a, and $6,000 on line 4. Federal income tax amendment You then enter $4,000 on Form 8814, lines 6 and 12, and Form 1040, line 21. Federal income tax amendment You figure the amount of your child's income that you can consider your investment income as follows: $4,000 − ($4,000 × ($2,000 ÷ $6,000)) = $2,667 You include the result, $2,667, on Form 4952, line 4a. Federal income tax amendment Child's capital gain distributions. Federal income tax amendment   If part of the amount you report is your child's capital gain distributions, that part (which is reported on Schedule D (Form 1040), line 13, or Form 1040, line 13) generally does not count as investment income. Federal income tax amendment However, you can choose to include all or part of it in investment income, as explained in Choosing to include net capital gain , earlier. Federal income tax amendment   Your investment income also includes the amount on Form 8814, line 12 (or, if applicable, the reduced amount figured under Child's Alaska Permanent Fund dividends , earlier). Federal income tax amendment Investment expenses. Federal income tax amendment   Investment expenses are your allowed deductions (other than interest expense) directly connected with the production of investment income. Federal income tax amendment Investment expenses that are included as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040) are allowable deductions after applying the 2% limit that applies to miscellaneous itemized deductions. Federal income tax amendment Use the smaller of: The investment expenses included on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 23, or The amount on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 27. Federal income tax amendment See Expenses of Producing Income , later, for a discussion of the 2% limit. Federal income tax amendment Losses from passive activities. Federal income tax amendment   Income or expenses that you used in computing income or loss from a passive activity are not included in determining your investment income or investment expenses (including investment interest expense). Federal income tax amendment See Publication 925 for information about passive activities. Federal income tax amendment Example. Federal income tax amendment Ted is a partner in a partnership that operates a business. Federal income tax amendment However, he does not materially participate in the partnership's business. Federal income tax amendment Ted's interest in the partnership is considered a passive activity. Federal income tax amendment Ted's investment income from interest and dividends (other than qualified dividends) is $10,000. Federal income tax amendment His investment expenses (other than interest) are $3,200 after taking into account the 2% limit on miscellaneous itemized deductions. Federal income tax amendment His investment interest expense is $8,000. Federal income tax amendment Ted also has income from the partnership of $2,000. Federal income tax amendment Ted figures his net investment income and the limit on his investment interest expense deduction in the following way: Total investment income $10,000 Minus: Investment expenses (other than interest) 3,200 Net investment income $6,800 Deductible investment interest expense for the year $6,800 The $2,000 of income from the passive activity is not used in determining Ted's net investment income. Federal income tax amendment His investment interest deduction for the year is limited to $6,800, the amount of his net investment income. Federal income tax amendment Form 4952 Use Form 4952 to figure your deduction for investment interest. Federal income tax amendment See Form 4952 for more information. Federal income tax amendment Exception to use of Form 4952. Federal income tax amendment   You do not have to complete Form 4952 or attach it to your return if you meet all of the following tests. Federal income tax amendment Your investment interest expense is not more than your investment income from interest and ordinary dividends minus any qualified dividends. Federal income tax amendment You do not have any other deductible investment expenses. Federal income tax amendment You have no carryover of investment interest expense from 2012. Federal income tax amendment   If you meet all of these tests, you can deduct all of your investment interest. Federal income tax amendment    Bond Premium Amortization If you pay a premium to buy a bond, the premium is part of your basis in the bond. Federal income tax amendment If the bond yields taxable interest, you can choose to amortize the premium. Federal income tax amendment This generally means that each year, over the life of the bond, you use a part of the premium to reduce the amount of interest includible in your income. Federal income tax amendment If you make this choice, you must reduce your basis in the bond by the amortization for the year. Federal income tax amendment If the bond yields tax-exempt interest, you must amortize the premium. Federal income tax amendment This amortized amount is not deductible in determining taxable income. Federal income tax amendment However, each year you must reduce your basis in the bond (and tax-exempt interest otherwise reportable on Form 1040, line 8b) by the amortization for the year. Federal income tax amendment Bond premium. Federal income tax amendment   Bond premium is the amount by which your basis in the bond right after you get it is more than the total of all amounts payable on the bond after you get it (other than payments of qualified stated interest). Federal income tax amendment For example, a bond with a maturity value of $1,000 generally would have a $50 premium if you buy it for $1,050. Federal income tax amendment Special rules to determine amounts payable on a bond. Federal income tax amendment   For special rules that apply to determine the amounts payable on a variable rate bond, an inflation-indexed debt instrument, a bond that provides for certain alternative payment schedules (for example, a bond callable prior to the stated maturity date of the bond), or a bond that provides for remote or incidental contingencies, see Regulations section 1. Federal income tax amendment 171-3. Federal income tax amendment Basis. Federal income tax amendment   In general, your basis for figuring bond premium amortization is the same as your basis for figuring any loss on the sale of the bond. Federal income tax amendment However, you may need to use a different basis for: Convertible bonds, Bonds you got in a trade, and Bonds whose basis has to be determined using the basis of the person who transferred the bond to you. Federal income tax amendment See Regulations section 1. Federal income tax amendment 171-1(e). Federal income tax amendment Dealers. Federal income tax amendment   A dealer in taxable bonds (or anyone who holds them mainly for sale to customers in the ordinary course of a trade or business or who would properly include bonds in inventory at the close of the tax year) cannot claim a deduction for amortizable bond premium. Federal income tax amendment   See section 75 of the Internal Revenue Code for the treatment of bond premium by a dealer in tax-exempt bonds. Federal income tax amendment How To Figure Amortization For bonds issued after September 27, 1985, you must amortize bond premium using a constant yield method on the basis of the bond's yield to maturity, determined by using the bond's basis and compounding at the close of each accrual period. Federal income tax amendment Constant yield method. Federal income tax amendment   Figure the bond premium amortization for each accrual period as follows. Federal income tax amendment Step 1: Determine your yield. Federal income tax amendment   Your yield is the discount rate that, when used in figuring the present value of all remaining payments to be made on the bond (including payments of qualified stated interest), produces an amount equal to your basis in the bond. Federal income tax amendment Figure the yield as of the date you got the bond. Federal income tax amendment It must be constant over the term of the bond and must be figured to at least two decimal places when expressed as a percentage. Federal income tax amendment   If you do not know the yield, consult your broker or tax advisor. Federal income tax amendment Databases available to them are likely to show the yield at the date of purchase. Federal income tax amendment Step 2: Determine the accrual periods. Federal income tax amendment   You can choose the accrual periods to use. Federal income tax amendment They may be of any length and may vary in length over the term of the bond, but each accrual period can be no longer than 1 year and each scheduled payment of principal or interest must occur either on the first or the final day of an accrual period. Federal income tax amendment The computation is simplest if accrual periods are the same as the intervals between interest payment dates. Federal income tax amendment Step 3: Determine the bond premium for the accrual period. Federal income tax amendment   To do this, multiply your adjusted acquisition price at the beginning of the accrual period by your yield. Federal income tax amendment Then subtract the result from the qualified stated interest for the period. Federal income tax amendment   Your adjusted acquisition price at the beginning of the first accrual period is the same as your basis. Federal income tax amendment After that, it is your basis decreased by the amount of bond premium amortized for earlier periods and the amount of any payment previously made on the bond other than a payment of qualified stated interest. Federal income tax amendment Example. Federal income tax amendment On February 1, 2012, you bought a taxable bond for $110,000. Federal income tax amendment The bond has a stated principal amount of $100,000, payable at maturity on February 1, 2019, making your premium $10,000 ($110,000 − $100,000). Federal income tax amendment The bond pays qualified stated interest of $10,000 on February 1 of each year. Federal income tax amendment Your yield is 8. Federal income tax amendment 07439% compounded annually. Federal income tax amendment You choose to use annual accrual periods ending on February 1 of each year. Federal income tax amendment To find your bond premium amortization for the accrual period ending on February 1, 2013, you multiply the adjusted acquisition price at the beginning of the period ($110,000) by your yield. Federal income tax amendment When you subtract the result ($8,881. Federal income tax amendment 83) from the qualified stated interest for the period ($10,000), you find that your bond premium amortization for the period is $1,118. Federal income tax amendment 17. Federal income tax amendment Special rules to figure amortization. Federal income tax amendment   For special rules to figure the bond premium amortization on a variable rate bond, an inflation-indexed debt instrument, a bond that provides for certain alternative payment schedules (for example, a bond callable prior to the stated maturity date of the bond), or a bond that provides for remote or incidental contingencies, see Regulations section 1. Federal income tax amendment 171-3. Federal income tax amendment Bonds Issued Before September 28, 1985 For these bonds, you can amortize bond premium using any reasonable method. Federal income tax amendment Reasonable methods include: The straight-line method, and The Revenue Ruling 82-10 method. Federal income tax amendment Straight-line method. Federal income tax amendment   Under this method, the amount of your bond premium amortization is the same each month. Federal income tax amendment Divide the number of months you held the bond during the year by the number of months from the beginning of the tax year (or, if later, the date of acquisition) to the date of maturity or earlier call date. Federal income tax amendment Then multiply the result by the bond premium (reduced by any bond premium amortization claimed in earlier years). Federal income tax amendment This gives you your bond premium amortization for the year. Federal income tax amendment Revenue Ruling 82-10 method. Federal income tax amendment   Under this method, the amount of your bond premium amortization increases each month over the life of the bond. Federal income tax amendment This method is explained in Revenue Ruling 82-10, 1982-1 C. Federal income tax amendment B. Federal income tax amendment 46. Federal income tax amendment Choosing To Amortize You choose to amortize the premium on taxable bonds by reporting the amortization for the year on your income tax return for the first tax year you want the choice to apply. Federal income tax amendment You should attach a statement to your return that you are making this choice under section 171. Federal income tax amendment See How To Report Amortization, next. Federal income tax amendment This choice is binding for the year you make it and for later tax years. Federal income tax amendment It applies to all taxable bonds you own in the year you make the choice and also to those you acquire in later years. Federal income tax amendment You can change your decision to amortize bond premium only with the written approval of the IRS. Federal income tax amendment To request approval, use Form 3115. Federal income tax amendment For more information on requesting approval, see section 5 of the Appendix to Revenue Procedure 2011-14 in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2011-4. Federal income tax amendment You can find Revenue Procedure 2011-14 at www. Federal income tax amendment irs. Federal income tax amendment gov/irb/2011-04_IRB/ar08. Federal income tax amendment html. Federal income tax amendment How To Report Amortization Subtract the bond premium amortization from your interest income from these bonds. Federal income tax amendment Report the bond's interest on Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), line 1. Federal income tax amendment Under your last entry on line 1, put a subtotal of all interest listed on line 1. Federal income tax amendment Below this subtotal, print “ABP Adjustment,” and the total interest you received. Federal income tax amendment Subtract this amount from the subtotal, and enter the result on line 2. Federal income tax amendment Bond premium amortization more than interest. Federal income tax amendment   If the amount of your bond premium amortization for an accrual period is more than the qualified stated interest for the period, you can deduct the difference as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 28. Federal income tax amendment    But your deduction is limited to the amount by which your total interest inclusions on the bond in prior accrual periods is more than your total bond premium deductions on the bond in prior periods. Federal income tax amendment Any amount you cannot deduct because of this limit can be carried forward to the next accrual period. Federal income tax amendment Pre-1998 election to amortize bond premium. Federal income tax amendment   Generally, if you first elected to amortize bond premium before 1998, the above treatment of the premium does not apply to bonds you acquired before 1988. Federal income tax amendment Bonds acquired before October 23, 1986. Federal income tax amendment   The amortization of the premium on these bonds is a miscellaneous itemized deduction not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Federal income tax amendment Bonds acquired after October 22, 1986, but before 1988. Federal income tax amendment    The amortization of the premium on these bonds is investment interest expense subject to the investment interest limit, unless you choose to treat it as an offset to interest income on the bond. Federal income tax amendment Expenses of Producing Income You deduct investment expenses (other than interest expenses) as miscellaneous itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Federal income tax amendment To be deductible, these expenses must be ordinary and necessary expenses paid or incurred: To produce or collect income, or To manage property held for producing income. Federal income tax amendment The expenses must be directly related to the income or income-producing property, and the income must be taxable to you. Federal income tax amendment The deduction for most income-producing expenses is subject to a 2% limit that also applies to certain other miscellaneous itemized deductions. Federal income tax amendment The amount deductible is limited to the total of these miscellaneous deductions that is more than 2% of your adjusted gross income. Federal income tax amendment For information on how to report expenses of producing income, see How To Report Investment Expenses , later. Federal income tax amendment Attorney or accounting fees. Federal income tax amendment   You can deduct attorney or accounting fees that are necessary to produce or collect taxable income. Federal income tax amendment However, in some cases, attorney or accounting fees are part of the basis of property. Federal income tax amendment See Basis of Investment Property in chapter 4. Federal income tax amendment Automatic investment service and dividend reinvestment plans. Federal income tax amendment   A bank may offer its checking account customers an automatic investment service so that, for a charge, each customer can choose to invest a part of the checking account each month in common stock. Federal income tax amendment Or a bank that is a dividend disbursing agent for a number of publicly-owned corporations may set up an automatic dividend reinvestment service. Federal income tax amendment Through that service, cash dividends are reinvested in more shares of stock after the bank deducts a service charge. Federal income tax amendment   A corporation in which you own stock also may have a dividend reinvestment plan. Federal income tax amendment This plan lets you choose to use your dividends to buy more shares of stock in the corporation instead of receiving the dividends in cash. Federal income tax amendment   You can deduct the monthly service charge you pay to a bank to participate in an automatic investment service. Federal income tax amendment If you participate in a dividend reinvestment plan, you can deduct any service charge subtracted from your cash dividends before the dividends are used to buy more shares of stock. Federal income tax amendment Deduct the charges in the year you pay them. Federal income tax amendment Clerical help and office rent. Federal income tax amendment   You can deduct office expenses, such as rent and clerical help, you incurred in connection with your investments and collecting the taxable income on your investments. Federal income tax amendment Cost of replacing missing securities. Federal income tax amendment   To replace your taxable securities that are mislaid, lost, stolen, or destroyed, you may have to post an indemnity bond. Federal income tax amendment You can deduct the premium you pay to buy the indemnity bond and the related incidental expenses. Federal income tax amendment   You may, however, get a refund of part of the bond premium if the missing securities are recovered within a specified time. Federal income tax amendment Under certain types of insurance policies, you can recover some of the expenses. Federal income tax amendment   If you receive the refund in the tax year you pay the amounts, you can deduct only the difference between the expenses paid and the amount refunded. Federal income tax amendment If the refund is made in a later tax year, you must include the refund in income in the year you received it, but only to the extent that the expenses decreased your tax in the year you deducted them. Federal income tax amendment Fees to collect income. Federal income tax amendment   You can deduct fees you pay to a broker, bank, trustee, or similar agent to collect investment income, such as your taxable bond or mortgage interest, or your dividends on shares of stock. Federal income tax amendment Fees to buy or sell. Federal income tax amendment   You cannot deduct a fee you pay to a broker to acquire investment property, such as stocks or bonds. Federal income tax amendment You must add the fee to the cost of the property. Federal income tax amendment See Basis of Investment Property in chapter 4. Federal income tax amendment    You cannot deduct any broker's fees, commissions, or option premiums you pay (or that were netted out) in connection with the sale of investment property. Federal income tax amendment They can be used only to figure gain or loss from the sale. Federal income tax amendment See Reporting Capital Gains and Losses , in chapter 4, for more information about the treatment of these sale expenses. Federal income tax amendment Investment counsel and advice. Federal income tax amendment   You can deduct fees you pay for counsel and advice about investments that produce taxable income. Federal income tax amendment This includes amounts you pay for investment advisory services. Federal income tax amendment Safe deposit box rent. Federal income tax amendment   You can deduct rent you pay for a safe deposit box if you use the box to store taxable income-producing stocks, bonds, or other investment-related papers and documents. Federal income tax amendment If you also use the box to store tax-exempt securities or personal items, you can deduct only part of the rent. Federal income tax amendment See Tax-exempt income under Nondeductible Expenses, later, to figure what part you can deduct. Federal income tax amendment State and local transfer taxes. Federal income tax amendment   You cannot deduct the state and local transfer taxes you pay when you buy or sell securities. Federal income tax amendment If you pay these transfer taxes when you buy securities, you must treat them as part of the cost of the property. Federal income tax amendment If you pay these transfer taxes when you sell securities, you must treat them as a reduction in the amount realized. Federal income tax amendment Trustee's commissions for revocable trust. Federal income tax amendment   If you set up a revocable trust and have its income distributed to you, you can deduct the commission you pay the trustee for managing the trust to the extent it is to produce or collect taxable income or to manage property. Federal income tax amendment However, you cannot deduct any part of the commission used for producing or collecting tax-exempt income or for managing property that produces tax-exempt income. Federal income tax amendment   If you are a cash-basis taxpayer and pay the commissions for several years in advance, you must deduct a part of the commission each year. Federal income tax amendment You cannot deduct the entire amount in the year you pay it. Federal income tax amendment Investment expenses from pass-through entities. Federal income tax amendment   If you hold an interest in a partnership, S corporation, real estate mortgage investment conduit (REMIC), or a nonpublicly offered mutual fund, you can deduct your share of that entity's investment expenses. Federal income tax amendment A partnership or S corporation will show your share of these expenses on your Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) or Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S). Federal income tax amendment A nonpublicly offered mutual fund will indicate your share of these expenses in box 5 of Form 1099-DIV (or substitute statement). Federal income tax amendment Publicly-offered mutual funds are discussed later. Federal income tax amendment   If you hold an interest in a REMIC, any expenses relating to your residual interest investment will be shown on Schedule Q (Form 1066), line 3b. Federal income tax amendment Any expenses relating to your regular interest investment will appear in box 5 of Form 1099-INT (or substitute statement) or box 9 of Form 1099-OID (or substitute statement). Federal income tax amendment   Report your share of these investment expenses on Schedule A (Form 1040), subject to the 2% limit, in the same manner as your other investment expenses. Federal income tax amendment Including mutual fund or REMIC expenses in income. Federal income tax amendment   Your share of the investment expenses of a REMIC or a nonpublicly offered mutual fund, as described above, are considered to be indirect deductions through that pass-through entity. Federal income tax amendment You must include in your gross income an amount equal to the expenses allocated to you, whether or not you are able to claim a deduction for those expenses. Federal income tax amendment If you are a shareholder in a nonpublicly offered mutual fund, you must include on your return the full amount of ordinary dividends or other distributions of stock, as shown in box 1a of Form 1099-DIV (or substitute statement). Federal income tax amendment If you are a residual interest holder in a REMIC, you must report as ordinary income on Schedule E (Form 1040) the total amounts shown on Schedule Q (Form 1066), lines 1b and 3b. Federal income tax amendment If you are a REMIC regular interest holder, you must include the amount of any expense allocation you received on Form 1040, line 8a. Federal income tax amendment Publicly-offered mutual funds. Federal income tax amendment   Most mutual funds are publicly offered. Federal income tax amendment These mutual funds, generally, are traded on an established securities exchange. Federal income tax amendment These funds do not pass investment expenses through to you. Federal income tax amendment Instead, the dividend income they report to you in box 1a of Form 1099-DIV (or substitute statement) is already reduced by your share of investment expenses. Federal income tax amendment As a result, you cannot deduct the expenses on your return. Federal income tax amendment   Include the amount from box 1a of Form 1099-DIV (or substitute statement) in your income. Federal income tax amendment    A publicly offered mutual fund is one that: Is continuously offered pursuant to a public offering, Is regularly traded on an established securities market, and Is held by or for no fewer than 500 persons at any time during the year. Federal income tax amendment Contact your mutual fund if you are not sure whether it is publicly offered. Federal income tax amendment Nondeductible Expenses Some expenses that you incur as an investor are not deductible. Federal income tax amendment Stockholders' meetings. Federal income tax amendment   You cannot deduct transportation and other expenses you pay to attend stockholders' meetings of companies in which you have no interest other than owning stock. Federal income tax amendment This is true even if your purpose in attending is to get information that would be useful in making further investments. Federal income tax amendment Investment-related seminar. Federal income tax amendment   You cannot deduct expenses for attending a convention, seminar, or similar meeting for investment purposes. Federal income tax amendment Single-premium life insurance, endowment, and annuity contracts. Federal income tax amendment   You cannot deduct interest on money you borrow to buy or carry a single-premium life insurance, endowment, or annuity contract. Federal income tax amendment Used as collateral. Federal income tax amendment   If you use a single premium annuity contract as collateral to obtain or continue a mortgage loan, you cannot deduct any interest on the loan that is collateralized by the annuity contract. Federal income tax amendment Figure the amount of interest expense disallowed by multiplying the current interest rate on the mortgage loan by the lesser of the amount of the annuity contract used as collateral or the amount of the loan. Federal income tax amendment Borrowing on insurance. Federal income tax amendment   Generally, you cannot deduct interest on money you borrow to buy or carry a life insurance, endowment, or annuity contract if you plan to systematically borrow part or all of the increases in the cash value of the contract. Federal income tax amendment This rule applies to the interest on the total amount borrowed to buy or carry the contract, not just the interest on the borrowed increases in the cash value. Federal income tax amendment Tax-exempt income. Federal income tax amendment   You cannot deduct expenses you incur to produce tax-exempt income. Federal income tax amendment Nor can you deduct interest on money you borrow to buy tax-exempt securities or shares in a mutual fund or other regulated investment company that distributes only exempt-interest dividends. Federal income tax amendment Short-sale expenses. Federal income tax amendment   The rule disallowing a deduction for interest expenses on tax-exempt securities applies to amounts you pay in connection with personal property used in a short sale or amounts paid by others for the use of any collateral in connection with the short sale. Federal income tax amendment However, it does not apply to the expenses you incur if you deposit cash as collateral for the property used in the short sale and the cash does not earn a material return during the period of the sale. Federal income tax amendment Short sales are discussed in Short Sales in chapter 4. Federal income tax amendment Expenses for both tax-exempt and taxable income. Federal income tax amendment   You may have expenses that are for both tax-exempt and taxable income. Federal income tax amendment If you cannot specifically identify what part of the expenses is for each type of income, you can divide the expenses, using reasonable proportions based on facts and circumstances. Federal income tax amendment You must attach a statement to your return showing how you divided the expenses and stating that each deduction claimed is not based on tax-exempt income. Federal income tax amendment   One accepted method for dividing expenses is to do it in the same proportion that each type of income is to the total income. Federal income tax amendment If the expenses relate in part to capital gains and losses, include the gains, but not the losses, in figuring this proportion. Federal income tax amendment To find the part of the expenses that is for the tax-exempt income, divide your tax-exempt income by the total income and multiply your expenses by the result. Federal income tax amendment Example. Federal income tax amendment You received $6,000 interest; $4,800 was tax-exempt and $1,200 was taxable. Federal income tax amendment In earning this income, you had $500 of expenses. Federal income tax amendment You cannot specifically identify the amount of each expense item that is for each income item, so you must divide your expenses. Federal income tax amendment 80% ($4,800 tax-exempt interest divided by $6,000 total interest) of your expenses is for the tax-exempt income. Federal income tax amendment You cannot deduct $400 (80% of $500) of the expenses. Federal income tax amendment You can deduct $100 (the rest of the expenses) because they are for the taxable interest. Federal income tax amendment State income taxes. Federal income tax amendment   If you itemize your deductions, you can deduct, as taxes, state income taxes on interest income that is exempt from federal income tax. Federal income tax amendment But you cannot deduct, as either taxes or investment expenses, state income taxes on other exempt income. Federal income tax amendment Interest expense and carrying charges on straddles. Federal income tax amendment   You cannot deduct interest and carrying charges allocable to personal property that is part of a straddle. Federal income tax amendment The nondeductible interest and carrying charges are added to the basis of the straddle property. Federal income tax amendment However, this treatment does not apply if: All the offsetting positions making up the straddle either consist of one or more qualified covered call options and the optioned stock, or consist of section 1256 contracts (and the straddle is not part of a larger straddle); or The straddle is a hedging transaction. Federal income tax amendment  For information about straddles, including definitions of the terms used in this discussion, see Straddles in chapter 4. Federal income tax amendment   Interest includes any amount you pay or incur in connection with personal property used in a short sale. Federal income tax amendment However, you must first apply the rules discussed in Payments in lieu of dividends under Short Sales in chapter 4. Federal income tax amendment   To determine the interest on market discount bonds and short-term obligations that are part of a straddle, you must first apply the rules discussed under Limit on interest deduction for market discount bonds and Limit on interest deduction for short-term obligations (both under Interest Expenses, earlier). Federal income tax amendment Nondeductible amount. Federal income tax amendment   Figure the nondeductible interest and carrying charges on straddle property as follows. Federal income tax amendment Add: Interest on indebtedness incurred or continued to buy or carry the personal property, and All other amounts (including charges to insure, store, or transport the personal property) paid or incurred to carry the personal property. Federal income tax amendment Subtract from the amount in (1): Interest (including OID) includible in gross income for the year on the personal property, Any income from the personal property treated as ordinary income on the disposition of short-term government obligations or as ordinary income under the market discount and short-term bond provisions — see Discount on Debt Instruments in chapter 1, The dividends includible in gross income for the year from the personal property, and Any payment on a loan of the personal property for use in a short sale that is includible in gross income. Federal income tax amendment Basis adjustment. Federal income tax amendment   Add the nondeductible amount to the basis of your straddle property. Federal income tax amendment How To Report Investment Expenses To deduct your investment expenses, you must itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Federal income tax amendment Enter your deductible investment interest expense on Schedule A (Form1040), line 14. Federal income tax amendment Include any deductible short sale expenses. Federal income tax amendment (See Short Sales in chapter 4 for information on these expenses. Federal income tax amendment ) Also attach a completed Form 4952 if you used that form to figure your investment interest expense. Federal income tax amendment Enter the total amount of your other investment expenses (other than interest expenses) on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 23. Federal income tax amendment List the type and amount of each expense on the dotted lines next to line 23. Federal income tax amendment (If necessary, you can show the required information on an attached statement. Federal income tax amendment ) For information on how to report amortizable bond premium, see Bond Premium Amortization , earlier in this chapter. Federal income tax amendment When To Report Investment Expenses If you use the cash method to report income and expenses, you generally deduct your expenses, except for certain prepaid interest, in the year you pay them. Federal income tax amendment If you use an accrual method, you generally deduct your expenses when you incur a liability for them, rather than when you pay them. Federal income tax amendment Also see When To Deduct Investment Interest , earlier in this chapter. Federal income tax amendment Unpaid expenses owed to related party. Federal income tax amendment   If you use an accrual method, you cannot deduct interest and other expenses owed to a related cash-basis person until payment is made and the amount is includible in the gross income of that person. Federal income tax amendment The relationship, for purposes of this rule, is determined as of the end of the tax year for which the interest or expense would otherwise be deductible. Federal income tax amendment If a deduction is denied under this rule, this rule will continue to apply even if your relationship with the person ceases to exist before the amount is includible in the gross income of that person. Federal income tax amendment   This rule generally applies to those relationships listed in chapter 4 under Related Party Transactions . Federal income tax amendment It also applies to accruals by partnerships to partners, partners to partnerships, shareholders to S corporations, and S corporations to shareholders. Federal income tax amendment   The postponement of deductions for unpaid expenses and interest under the related party rule does not apply to OID, regardless of when payment is made. Federal income tax amendment This rule also does not apply to loans with below-market interest rates or to certain payments for the use of property and services when the lender or recipient has to include payments periodically in income, even if a payment has not been made. Federal income tax amendment Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications