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File 2011 tax return Publication 1212 - Main Content Table of Contents Definitions Debt Instruments on the OID List Debt Instruments Not on the OID List Information for Brokers and Other MiddlemenShort-Term Obligations Redeemed at Maturity Long-Term Debt Instruments Certificates of Deposit Bearer Bonds and Coupons Backup Withholding Information for Owners of OID Debt InstrumentsExceptions. File 2011 tax return Adjustment for premium. File 2011 tax return Adjustment for acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return Adjustment for market discount. File 2011 tax return Form 1099-OID How To Report OID Figuring OID on Long-Term Debt Instruments Figuring OID on Stripped Bonds and Coupons How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Definitions The following terms are used throughout this publication. File 2011 tax return “Original issue discount” is defined first. File 2011 tax return The other terms are listed alphabetically. File 2011 tax return Original issue discount (OID). File 2011 tax return   OID is a form of interest. File 2011 tax return It is the excess of a debt instrument's stated redemption price at maturity over its issue price (acquisition price for a stripped bond or coupon). File 2011 tax return Zero coupon bonds and debt instruments that pay no stated interest until maturity are examples of debt instruments that have OID. File 2011 tax return Accrual period. File 2011 tax return   An accrual period is an interval of time used to measure OID. File 2011 tax return The length of an accrual period can be 6 months, a year, or some other period, depending on when the debt instrument was issued. File 2011 tax return Acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return   Acquisition premium is the excess of a debt instrument's adjusted basis immediately after purchase, including purchase at original issue, over the debt instrument's adjusted issue price at that time. File 2011 tax return A debt instrument does not have acquisition premium, however, if the debt instrument was purchased at a premium. File 2011 tax return See Premium, later. File 2011 tax return Adjusted issue price. File 2011 tax return   The adjusted issue price of a debt instrument at the beginning of an accrual period is used to figure the OID allocable to that period. File 2011 tax return In general, the adjusted issue price at the beginning of the debt instrument's first accrual period is its issue price. File 2011 tax return The adjusted issue price at the beginning of any subsequent accrual period is the sum of the issue price and all the OID includible in income before that accrual period minus any payment previously made on the debt instrument, other than a payment of qualified stated interest. File 2011 tax return Debt instrument. File 2011 tax return   The term “debt instrument” means any instrument or contractual arrangement that constitutes indebtedness under general principles of federal income tax law (including, for example, a bond, debenture, note, certificate, or other evidence of indebtedness). File 2011 tax return It generally does not include an annuity contract. File 2011 tax return Issue price. File 2011 tax return   For debt instruments listed in Section I-A and Section I-B, the issue price generally is the initial offering price to the public (excluding bond houses and brokers) at which a substantial amount of these instruments was sold. File 2011 tax return Market discount. File 2011 tax return   Market discount arises when a debt instrument purchased in the secondary market has decreased in value since its issue date, generally because of an increase in interest rates. File 2011 tax return An OID debt instrument has market discount if your adjusted basis in the debt instrument immediately after you acquired it (usually its purchase price) was less than the debt instrument's issue price plus the total OID that accrued before you acquired it. File 2011 tax return The market discount is the difference between the issue price plus accrued OID and your adjusted basis. File 2011 tax return Premium. File 2011 tax return   A debt instrument is purchased at a premium if its adjusted basis immediately after purchase is greater than the total of all amounts payable on the debt instrument after the purchase date, other than qualified stated interest. File 2011 tax return The premium is the excess of the adjusted basis over the payable amounts. File 2011 tax return See Publication 550 for information on the tax treatment of bond premium. File 2011 tax return Qualified stated interest. File 2011 tax return   In general, qualified stated interest is stated interest that is unconditionally payable in cash or property (other than debt instruments of the issuer) at least annually over the term of the debt instrument at a single fixed rate. File 2011 tax return Stated redemption price at maturity. File 2011 tax return   A debt instrument's stated redemption price at maturity is the sum of all amounts (principal and interest) payable on the debt instrument other than qualified stated interest. File 2011 tax return Yield to maturity (YTM). File 2011 tax return   In general, the YTM is the discount rate that, when used in figuring the present value of all principal and interest payments, produces an amount equal to the issue price of the debt instrument. File 2011 tax return The YTM is generally shown on the face of the debt instrument or in the literature you receive from your broker. File 2011 tax return If you do not have this information, consult your broker, tax advisor, or the issuer. File 2011 tax return Debt Instruments on the OID List The OID list on the IRS website can be used by brokers and other middlemen to prepare information returns. File 2011 tax return If you own a listed debt instrument, you generally should not rely on the information in the OID list to determine (or compare) the OID to be reported on your tax return. File 2011 tax return The OID amounts listed are figured without reference to the price or date at which you acquired the debt instrument. File 2011 tax return For information about determining the OID to be reported on your tax return, see the instructions for figuring OID under Information for Owners of OID Debt Instruments, later. File 2011 tax return The following discussions explain what information is contained in each section of the list. File 2011 tax return Section I. File 2011 tax return   This section contains publicly offered, long-term debt instruments. File 2011 tax return Section I-A: Corporate Debt Instruments Issued Before 1985. File 2011 tax return Section I-B: Corporate Debt Instruments Issued After 1984. File 2011 tax return Section I-C: Inflation-Indexed Debt Instruments. File 2011 tax return For each publicly offered debt instrument in Section I, the list contains the following information. File 2011 tax return The name of the issuer. File 2011 tax return The Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures (CUSIP) number. File 2011 tax return The issue date. File 2011 tax return The maturity date. File 2011 tax return The issue price expressed as a percent of principal or of stated redemption price at maturity. File 2011 tax return The annual stated or coupon interest rate. File 2011 tax return (This rate is shown as 0. File 2011 tax return 00 if no annual interest payments are provided. File 2011 tax return ) The yield to maturity will be added to Section I-B for bonds issued after December 31, 2006. File 2011 tax return The total OID accrued up to January 1 of a calendar year. File 2011 tax return (This information is not available for every instrument. File 2011 tax return ) For long-term debt instruments issued after July 1, 1982, the daily OID for the accrual periods falling in a calendar year and a subsequent year. File 2011 tax return The total OID per $1,000 of principal or maturity value for a calendar year and a subsequent year. File 2011 tax return Section II. File 2011 tax return   This section contains stripped coupons and principal components of U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return Treasury and Government-Sponsored Enterprise debt instruments. File 2011 tax return These stripped components are available through the Department of the Treasury's Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities (STRIPS) program and government-sponsored enterprises such as the Resolution Funding Corporation. File 2011 tax return This section also includes debt instruments backed by U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return Treasury securities that represent ownership interests in those securities. File 2011 tax return   The obligations listed in Section II are arranged by maturity date. File 2011 tax return The amounts listed are the total OID for a calendar year per $1,000 of redemption price. File 2011 tax return Section III. File 2011 tax return   This section contains short-term discount obligations. File 2011 tax return Section III-A: Short-Term U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return Treasury Bills. File 2011 tax return Section III-B: Federal Home Loan Banks. File 2011 tax return Section III-C: Federal National Mortgage Association. File 2011 tax return Section III-D: Federal Farm Credit Banks. File 2011 tax return Section III-E: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. File 2011 tax return Section III-F: Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation. File 2011 tax return    Information that supplements Section III-A is available on the Internet at http://www. File 2011 tax return treasurydirect. File 2011 tax return gov/tdhome. File 2011 tax return htm. File 2011 tax return   The short-term obligations listed in this section are arranged by maturity date. File 2011 tax return For each obligation, the list contains the CUSIP number, maturity date, issue date, issue price (expressed as a percent of principal), and discount to be reported as interest for a calendar year per $1,000 of redemption price. File 2011 tax return Brokers and other middlemen should rely on the issue price information in Section III only if they are unable to determine the price actually paid by the owner. File 2011 tax return Debt Instruments Not on the OID List The list of debt instruments discussed earlier does not contain the following items. File 2011 tax return U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return savings bonds. File 2011 tax return Certificates of deposit and other face-amount certificates issued at a discount, including syndicated certificates of deposit. File 2011 tax return Obligations issued by tax-exempt organizations. File 2011 tax return OID debt instruments that matured or were entirely called by the issuer before the tables were posted on the IRS website. File 2011 tax return Mortgage-backed securities and mortgage participation certificates. File 2011 tax return Long-term OID debt instruments issued before May 28, 1969. File 2011 tax return Short-term obligations, other than the obligations listed in Section III. File 2011 tax return Debt instruments issued at a discount by states or their political subdivisions. File 2011 tax return REMIC regular interests and CDOs. File 2011 tax return Commercial paper and banker's acceptances issued at a discount. File 2011 tax return Obligations issued at a discount by individuals. File 2011 tax return Foreign obligations not traded in the United States and obligations not issued in the United States. File 2011 tax return Information for Brokers and Other Middlemen The following discussions contain specific instructions for brokers and middlemen who hold or redeem a debt instrument for the owner. File 2011 tax return In general, you must file a Form 1099 for the debt instrument if the interest or OID to be included in the owner's income for a calendar year totals $10 or more. File 2011 tax return You also must file a Form 1099 if you were required to deduct and withhold tax, even if the interest or OID is less than $10. File 2011 tax return See Backup Withholding, later. File 2011 tax return If you must file a Form 1099, furnish a copy to the owner of the debt instrument by January 31 in the year it is due. File 2011 tax return File all your Forms 1099 with the IRS, accompanied by Form 1096, by February 28 in the year it is due (March 31 if you file electronically). File 2011 tax return Electronic payee statements. File 2011 tax return   You can issue Form 1099-OID electronically with the consent of the recipient. File 2011 tax return More information. File 2011 tax return   For more information, including penalties for failure to file (or furnish) required information returns or statements, see the General Instructions for Certain Information Returns (Forms 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, and W-2G) for the appropriate calendar year. File 2011 tax return Short-Term Obligations Redeemed at Maturity If you redeem a short-term discount obligation for the owner at maturity, you must report the discount as interest on Form 1099-INT. File 2011 tax return To figure the discount, use the purchase price shown on the owner's copy of the purchase confirmation receipt or similar record, or the price shown in your transaction records. File 2011 tax return If you sell the obligation for the owner before maturity, you must file Form 1099-B to reflect the gross proceeds to the seller. File 2011 tax return Do not report the accrued discount to the date of sale on either Form 1099-INT or Form 1099-OID. File 2011 tax return If the owner's purchase price cannot be determined, figure the discount as if the owner had purchased the obligation at its original issue price. File 2011 tax return A special rule is used to determine the original issue price for information reporting on U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return Treasury bills (T-bills) listed in Section III-A. File 2011 tax return Under this rule, you treat as the original issue price of the T-bill the noncompetitive (weighted average of accepted auction bids) discount price for the longest-maturity T-bill maturing on the same date as the T-bill being redeemed. File 2011 tax return This noncompetitive discount price is the issue price (expressed as a percent of principal) shown in Section III-A. File 2011 tax return A similar rule is used to figure the discount on short-term discount obligations issued by the organizations listed in Section III-B through Section III-F. File 2011 tax return Example 1. File 2011 tax return There are 13-week and 26-week T-bills maturing on the same date as the T-bill being redeemed. File 2011 tax return The price actually paid by the owner cannot be established by owner or middleman records. File 2011 tax return You treat as the issue price of the T-bill the noncompetitive discount price (expressed as a percent of principal) shown in Section III-A for a 26-week bill maturing on the same date as the T-bill redeemed. File 2011 tax return The interest you report on Form 1099-INT is the OID (per $1,000 of principal) shown in Section III-A for that obligation. File 2011 tax return Long-Term Debt Instruments If you hold a long-term OID debt instrument as a nominee for the true owner, you generally must file Form 1099-OID. File 2011 tax return For this purpose, you can rely on Section I of the OID list to determine the following information. File 2011 tax return Whether a debt instrument has OID. File 2011 tax return The OID to be reported on the Form 1099-OID. File 2011 tax return In general, you must report OID on publicly offered, long-term debt instruments listed in Section I. File 2011 tax return You also can report OID on other long-term debt instruments. File 2011 tax return Form 1099-OID. File 2011 tax return   On Form 1099-OID for a calendar year show the following information. File 2011 tax return Box 1. File 2011 tax return The OID for the actual dates the owner held the debt instruments during a calendar year. File 2011 tax return To determine this amount, see Figuring OID, next. File 2011 tax return Box 2. File 2011 tax return The qualified stated interest paid or credited during the calendar year. File 2011 tax return Interest reported here is not reported on Form 1099-INT. File 2011 tax return The qualified stated interest on Treasury inflation-protected securities may be reported on Form 1099-INT in box 3 instead. File 2011 tax return Box 3. File 2011 tax return Any interest or principal forfeited because of an early withdrawal that the owner can deduct from gross income. File 2011 tax return Do not reduce the amounts in boxes 1 and 2 by the forfeiture. File 2011 tax return Box 4. File 2011 tax return Any backup withholding for this debt instrument. File 2011 tax return Box 7. File 2011 tax return The CUSIP number, if any. File 2011 tax return If there is no CUSIP number, give a description of the debt instrument, including the abbreviation for the stock exchange, the abbreviation used by the stock exchange for the issuer, the coupon rate, and the year of maturity (for example, NYSE XYZ 12. File 2011 tax return 50 2006). File 2011 tax return If the issuer of the debt instrument is other than the payer, show the name of the issuer in this box. File 2011 tax return Box 8. File 2011 tax return The OID on a U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return Treasury obligation for the part of the year the owner held the debt instrument. File 2011 tax return Box 9. File 2011 tax return Investment expenses passed on to holders of a single-class REMIC. File 2011 tax return Boxes 10-12. File 2011 tax return Use to report any state income tax withheld for this debt instrument. File 2011 tax return Figuring OID. File 2011 tax return   You can determine the OID on a long-term debt instrument by using either of the following. File 2011 tax return Section I of the OID list. File 2011 tax return The income tax regulations. File 2011 tax return Using Section I. File 2011 tax return   If the owner held the debt instrument for the entire calendar year, report the OID shown in Section I for the calendar year. File 2011 tax return Because OID is listed for each $1,000 of stated redemption price at maturity, you must adjust the listed amount to reflect the debt instrument's actual stated redemption price at maturity. File 2011 tax return For example, if the debt instrument's stated redemption price at maturity is $500, report one-half the listed OID. File 2011 tax return   If the owner held the debt instrument for less than the entire calendar year, figure the OID to report as follows. File 2011 tax return Look up the daily OID for the first accrual period in the calendar year during which the owner held the debt instrument. File 2011 tax return Multiply the daily OID by the number of days the owner held the debt instrument during that accrual period. File 2011 tax return Repeat steps (1) and (2) for any remaining accrual periods for the year during which the owner held the debt instrument. File 2011 tax return Add the results in steps (2) and (3) to determine the owner's OID per $1,000 of stated redemption price at maturity. File 2011 tax return If necessary, adjust the OID in (4) to reflect the debt instrument's stated redemption price at maturity. File 2011 tax return Report the result on Form 1099-OID in box 1. File 2011 tax return Using the income tax regulations. File 2011 tax return   Instead of using Section I to figure OID, you can use the regulations under sections 1272 through 1275 of the Internal Revenue Code. File 2011 tax return For example, under the regulations, you can use monthly accrual periods in figuring OID for a debt instrument issued after April 3, 1994, that provides for monthly payments. File 2011 tax return (If you use Section I-B, the OID is figured using 6-month accrual periods. File 2011 tax return )   For a general explanation of the rules for figuring OID under the regulations, see Figuring OID on Long-Term Debt Instruments under Information for Owners of OID Debt Instruments, later. File 2011 tax return Certificates of Deposit If you hold a bank certificate of deposit (CD) as a nominee, you must determine whether the CD has OID and any OID includible in the income of the owner. File 2011 tax return You must file an information return showing the reportable interest and OID, if any, on the CD. File 2011 tax return These rules apply whether or not you sold the CD to the owner. File 2011 tax return Report OID on a CD in the same way as OID on other debt instruments. File 2011 tax return See Short-Term Obligations Redeemed at Maturity and Long-Term Debt Instruments, earlier. File 2011 tax return Bearer Bonds and Coupons If a coupon from a bearer bond is presented to you for collection before the bond matures, you generally must report the interest on Form 1099-INT. File 2011 tax return However, do not report the interest if either of the following apply. File 2011 tax return You hold the bond as a nominee for the true owner. File 2011 tax return The payee is a foreign person. File 2011 tax return See Payments to foreign person under Backup Withholding, later. File 2011 tax return Because you cannot assume the presenter of the coupon also owns the bond, you should not report OID on the bond on Form 1099-OID. File 2011 tax return The coupon may have been “stripped” (separated) from the bond and separately purchased. File 2011 tax return However, if a long-term bearer bond on the OID list is presented to you for redemption upon call or maturity, you should prepare a Form 1099-OID showing the OID for that calendar year, as well as any coupon interest payments collected at the time of redemption. File 2011 tax return Backup Withholding If you report OID on Form 1099-OID or interest on Form 1099-INT for a calendar year, you may be required to apply backup withholding to the reportable payment at a rate of 28%. File 2011 tax return The backup withholding is deducted at the time a cash payment is made. File 2011 tax return See Pub. File 2011 tax return 1281, Backup Withholding for Missing and Incorrect Name/TIN(s), for more information. File 2011 tax return Backup withholding generally applies in the following situations. File 2011 tax return The payee does not give you a taxpayer identification number (TIN). File 2011 tax return The IRS notifies you that the payee gave an incorrect TIN. File 2011 tax return The IRS notifies you that the payee is subject to backup withholding due to payee underreporting. File 2011 tax return For debt instruments acquired after 1983: The payee does not certify, under penalties of perjury, that he or she is not subject to backup withholding under (3), or The payee does not certify, under penalties of perjury, that the TIN given is correct. File 2011 tax return However, for short-term discount obligations (other than government obligations), bearer bonds and coupons, and U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return savings bonds, backup withholding applies only if the payee does not give you a TIN or gives you an obviously incorrect number for a TIN. File 2011 tax return Short-term obligations. File 2011 tax return   Backup withholding applies to OID on a short-term obligation only when the OID is paid at maturity. File 2011 tax return However, backup withholding applies to any interest payable before maturity when the interest is paid or credited. File 2011 tax return   If the owner of a short-term obligation at maturity is not the original owner and can establish the purchase price of the obligation, the amount subject to backup withholding must be determined by treating the purchase price as the issue price. File 2011 tax return However, you can choose to disregard that price if it would require significant manual intervention in the computer or recordkeeping system used for the obligation. File 2011 tax return If the purchase price of a listed obligation is not established or is disregarded, you must use the issue price shown in Section III. File 2011 tax return Long-term obligations. File 2011 tax return   If no cash payments are made on a long-term obligation before maturity, backup withholding applies only at maturity. File 2011 tax return The amount subject to backup withholding is the OID includible in the owner's gross income for the calendar year when the obligation matures. File 2011 tax return The amount to be withheld is limited to the cash paid. File 2011 tax return Registered long-term obligations with cash payments. File 2011 tax return   If a registered long-term obligation has cash payments before maturity, backup withholding applies when a cash payment is made. File 2011 tax return The amount subject to backup withholding is the total of the qualified stated interest (defined earlier under Definitions) and OID includible in the owner's gross income for the calendar year when the payment is made. File 2011 tax return If more than one cash payment is made during the year, the OID subject to withholding for the year must be allocated among the expected cash payments in the ratio that each bears to the total of the expected cash payments. File 2011 tax return For any payment, the required withholding is limited to the cash paid. File 2011 tax return Payee not the original owner. File 2011 tax return   If the payee is not the original owner of the obligation, the OID subject to backup withholding is the OID includible in the gross income of all owners during the calendar year (without regard to any amount paid by the new owner at the time of transfer). File 2011 tax return The amount subject to backup withholding at maturity of a listed obligation must be determined using the issue price shown in Section I. File 2011 tax return Bearer long-term obligations with cash payments. File 2011 tax return   If a bearer long-term obligation has cash payments before maturity, backup withholding applies when the cash payments are made. File 2011 tax return For payments before maturity, the amount subject to withholding is the qualified stated interest (defined earlier under Definitions) includible in the owner's gross income for the calendar year. File 2011 tax return For a payment at maturity, the amount subject to withholding is only the total of any qualified stated interest paid at maturity and the OID includible in the owner's gross income for the calendar year when the obligation matures. File 2011 tax return The required withholding at maturity is limited to the cash paid. File 2011 tax return Sales and redemptions. File 2011 tax return   If you report the gross proceeds from a sale, exchange, or redemption of a debt instrument on Form 1099-B for a calendar year, you may be required to withhold 28% of the amount reported. File 2011 tax return Backup withholding applies in the following situations. File 2011 tax return The payee does not give you a TIN. File 2011 tax return The IRS notifies you that the payee gave an incorrect TIN. File 2011 tax return For debt instruments held in an account opened after 1983, the payee does not certify, under penalties of perjury, that the TIN given is correct. File 2011 tax return Payments outside the United States to U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return person. File 2011 tax return   The requirements for backup withholding and information reporting apply to payments of OID and interest made outside the United States to a U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return person, a controlled foreign corporation, or a foreign person at least 50% of whose income for the preceding 3-year period is effectively connected with the conduct of a U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return trade or business. File 2011 tax return Payments to foreign person. File 2011 tax return   The following discussions explain the rules for backup withholding and information reporting on payments to foreign persons. File 2011 tax return U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return -source amount. File 2011 tax return   Backup withholding and information reporting are not required for payments of U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return -source OID, interest, or proceeds from a sale or redemption of an OID instrument if the payee has given you proof (generally the appropriate Form W-8 or an acceptable substitute) that the payee is a foreign person. File 2011 tax return A U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return resident is not a foreign person. File 2011 tax return For proof of the payee's foreign status, you can rely on the appropriate Form W-8 or on documentary evidence for payments made outside the United States to an offshore account or, in case of broker proceeds, a sale effected outside the United States. File 2011 tax return Receipt of the appropriate Form W-8 does not relieve you from information reporting and backup withholding if you actually know the payee is a U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return person. File 2011 tax return   For information about the 28% withholding tax that may apply to payments of U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return -source OID or interest to foreign persons, see Publication 515. File 2011 tax return Foreign-source amount. File 2011 tax return   Backup withholding and information reporting are not required for payments of foreign-source OID and interest made outside the United States. File 2011 tax return However, if the payments are made inside the United States, the requirements for backup withholding and information reporting will apply unless the payee has given you the appropriate Form W-8 or acceptable substitute as proof that the payee is a foreign person. File 2011 tax return More information. File 2011 tax return   For more information about backup withholding and information reporting on foreign-source amounts or payments to foreign persons, see Regulations section 1. File 2011 tax return 6049-5. File 2011 tax return Information for Owners of OID Debt Instruments This section is for persons who prepare their own tax returns. File 2011 tax return It discusses the income tax rules for figuring and reporting OID on long-term debt instruments. File 2011 tax return It also includes a similar discussion for stripped bonds and coupons, such as zero coupon bonds available through the Department of the Treasury's STRIPS program and government-sponsored enterprises such as the Resolution Funding Corporation. File 2011 tax return However, the information provided does not cover every situation. File 2011 tax return More information can be found in the regulations under sections 1271 through 1275 of the Internal Revenue Code. File 2011 tax return Including OID in income. File 2011 tax return   Generally, you include OID in income as it accrues each year, whether or not you receive any payments from the debt instrument issuer. File 2011 tax return Exceptions. File 2011 tax return   The rules for including OID in income as it accrues generally do not apply to the following debt instruments. File 2011 tax return U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return savings bonds. File 2011 tax return Tax-exempt obligations. File 2011 tax return (However, see Tax-Exempt Bonds and Coupons, later. File 2011 tax return ) Obligations issued by individuals before March 2, 1984. File 2011 tax return Loans of $10,000 or less between individuals who are not in the business of lending money. File 2011 tax return (The dollar limit includes outstanding prior loans by the lender to the borrower. File 2011 tax return ) This exception does not apply if a principal purpose of the loan is to avoid any federal tax. File 2011 tax return   See chapter 1 of Publication 550 for information about the rules for these and other types of discounted debt instruments, such as short-term and market discount obligations. File 2011 tax return Publication 550 also discusses rules for holders of REMIC interests and CDOs. File 2011 tax return De minimis rule. File 2011 tax return   You can treat OID as zero if the total OID on a debt instrument is less than one-fourth of 1% (. File 2011 tax return 0025) of the stated redemption price at maturity multiplied by the number of full years from the date of original issue to maturity. File 2011 tax return Debt instruments with de minimis OID are not listed in this publication. File 2011 tax return There are special rules to determine the de minimis amount in the case of debt instruments that provide for more than one payment of principal. File 2011 tax return Also, the de minimis rules generally do not apply to tax-exempt obligations. File 2011 tax return Example 2. File 2011 tax return You bought at issuance a 10-year debt instrument with a stated redemption price at maturity of $1,000, issued at $980 with OID of $20. File 2011 tax return One-fourth of 1% of $1,000 (the stated redemption price) times 10 (the number of full years from the date of original issue to maturity) equals $25. File 2011 tax return Under the de minimis rule, you can treat the OID as zero because the $20 discount is less than $25. File 2011 tax return Example 3. File 2011 tax return Assume the same facts as Example 2, except the debt instrument was issued at $950. File 2011 tax return You must report part of the $50 OID each year because it is more than $25. File 2011 tax return Choice to report all interest as OID. File 2011 tax return   Generally, you can choose to treat all interest on a debt instrument acquired after April 3, 1994, as OID and include it in gross income by using the constant yield method. File 2011 tax return See Constant yield method under Debt Instruments Issued After 1984, later, for more information. File 2011 tax return   For this choice, interest includes stated interest, acquisition discount, OID, de minimis OID, market discount, de minimis market discount, and unstated interest, as adjusted by any amortizable bond premium or acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return For more information, see Regulations section 1. File 2011 tax return 1272-3. File 2011 tax return Purchase after date of original issue. File 2011 tax return   A debt instrument you purchased after the date of original issue may have premium, acquisition premium, or market discount. File 2011 tax return If so, the OID reported to you on Form 1099-OID may have to be adjusted. File 2011 tax return For more information, see Showing an OID adjustment under How To Report OID, later. File 2011 tax return The following rules generally do not apply to contingent payment debt instruments. File 2011 tax return Adjustment for premium. File 2011 tax return   If your debt instrument (other than an inflation-indexed debt instrument) has premium, do not report any OID as ordinary income. File 2011 tax return Your adjustment is the total OID shown on your Form 1099-OID. File 2011 tax return Adjustment for acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return   If your debt instrument has acquisition premium, reduce the OID you report. File 2011 tax return Your adjustment is the difference between the OID shown on your Form 1099-OID and the reduced OID amount figured using the rules explained later under Figuring OID on Long-Term Debt Instruments. File 2011 tax return Adjustment for market discount. File 2011 tax return   If your debt instrument has market discount that you choose to include in income currently, increase the OID you report. File 2011 tax return Your adjustment is the accrued market discount for the year. File 2011 tax return See Market Discount Bonds in chapter 1 of Publication 550 for information on how to figure accrued market discount and include it in your income currently and for other information about market discount bonds. File 2011 tax return If you choose to use the constant yield method to figure accrued market discount, also see Figuring OID on Long-Term Debt Instruments, later. File 2011 tax return The constant yield method of figuring accrued OID, explained in those discussions under Constant yield method, is also used to figure accrued market discount. File 2011 tax return For more information concerning premium or market discount on an inflation-indexed debt instrument, see Regulations section 1. File 2011 tax return 1275-7. File 2011 tax return Sale, exchange, or redemption. File 2011 tax return   Generally, you treat your gain or loss from the sale, exchange, or redemption of a discounted debt instrument as a capital gain or loss if you held the debt instrument as a capital asset. File 2011 tax return If you sold the debt instrument through a broker, you should receive Form 1099-B or an equivalent statement from the broker. File 2011 tax return Use the Form 1099-B or other statement and your brokerage statements to complete Form 8949, and Schedule D (Form 1040). File 2011 tax return   Your gain or loss is the difference between the amount you realized on the sale, exchange, or redemption and your basis in the debt instrument. File 2011 tax return Your basis, generally, is your cost increased by the OID you have included in income each year you held it. File 2011 tax return In general, to determine your gain or loss on a tax-exempt bond, figure your basis in the bond by adding to your cost the OID you would have included in income if the bond had been taxable. File 2011 tax return   See chapter 4 of Publication 550 for more information about the tax treatment of the sale or redemption of discounted debt instruments. File 2011 tax return Example 4. File 2011 tax return Larry, a calendar year taxpayer, bought a corporate debt instrument at original issue for $86,235. File 2011 tax return 00 on November 1 of Year 1. File 2011 tax return The 15-year debt instrument matures on October 31 of Year 16 at a stated redemption price of $100,000. File 2011 tax return The debt instrument provides for semiannual payments of interest at 10%. File 2011 tax return Assume the debt instrument is a capital asset in Larry's hands. File 2011 tax return The debt instrument has $13,765. File 2011 tax return 00 of OID ($100,000 stated redemption price at maturity minus $86,235. File 2011 tax return 00 issue price). File 2011 tax return Larry sold the debt instrument for $90,000 on November 1 of Year 4. File 2011 tax return Including the OID he will report for the period he held the debt instrument in Year 4, Larry has included $4,556. File 2011 tax return 00 of OID in income and has increased his basis by that amount to $90,791. File 2011 tax return 00. File 2011 tax return Larry has realized a loss of $791. File 2011 tax return 00. File 2011 tax return All of Larry's loss is capital loss. File 2011 tax return Form 1099-OID The issuer of the debt instrument (or your broker, if you purchased or held the debt instrument through a broker) should give you a copy of Form 1099-OID or a similar statement if the accrued OID for the calendar year is $10 or more and the term of the debt instrument is more than 1 year. File 2011 tax return Form 1099-OID shows all OID income in box 1 except OID on a U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return Treasury obligation, which is shown in box 8. File 2011 tax return It also shows, in box 2, any qualified stated interest you must include in income. File 2011 tax return (However, any qualified stated interest on Treasury inflation-protected securities can be reported on Form 1099-INT in box 3. File 2011 tax return ) A copy of Form 1099-OID will be sent to the IRS. File 2011 tax return Do not attach your copy to your tax return. File 2011 tax return Keep it for your records. File 2011 tax return If you are required to file a tax return and you receive Form 1099-OID showing taxable amounts, you must report these amounts on your return. File 2011 tax return A 20% accuracy-related penalty may be charged for underpayment of tax due to either negligence or disregard of rules and regulations or substantial understatement of tax. File 2011 tax return Form 1099-OID not received. File 2011 tax return   If you held an OID debt instrument for a calendar year but did not receive a Form 1099-OID, refer to the discussions under Figuring OID on Long-Term Debt Instruments, later, for information on the OID you must report. File 2011 tax return Refiguring OID. File 2011 tax return   You must refigure the OID shown on Form 1099-OID, in box 1 or box 8, to determine the proper amount to include in income if one of the following applies. File 2011 tax return You bought the debt instrument at a premium or at an acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return The debt instrument is a stripped bond or coupon (including zero coupon bonds backed by U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return Treasury securities). File 2011 tax return The debt instrument is a contingent payment or inflation-indexed debt instrument. File 2011 tax return See the discussions under Figuring OID on Long-Term Debt Instruments or Figuring OID on Stripped Bonds and Coupons, later, for the specific computations. File 2011 tax return Refiguring interest. File 2011 tax return   If you disposed of a debt instrument or acquired it from another holder between interest dates, see the discussion under Bonds Sold Between Interest Dates in chapter 1 of Publication 550 for information about refiguring the interest shown on Form 1099-OID in box 2. File 2011 tax return Nominee. File 2011 tax return   If you are the holder of an OID debt instrument and you receive a Form 1099-OID that shows your taxpayer identification number and includes amounts belonging to another person, you are considered a “nominee. File 2011 tax return ” You must file another Form 1099-OID for each actual owner, showing the OID for the owner. File 2011 tax return Show the owner of the debt instrument as the “recipient” and you as the “payer. File 2011 tax return ”   Complete Form 1099-OID and Form 1096 and file the forms with the Internal Revenue Service Center for your area. File 2011 tax return You must also give a copy of the Form 1099-OID to the actual owner. File 2011 tax return However, you are not required to file a nominee return to show amounts belonging to your spouse. File 2011 tax return See the Form 1099 instructions for more information. File 2011 tax return   When preparing your tax return, follow the instructions under Showing an OID adjustment in the next discussion. File 2011 tax return How To Report OID Generally, you report your taxable interest and OID income on the interest line of Form 1040EZ, Form 1040A, or Form 1040. File 2011 tax return Form 1040 or Form 1040A required. File 2011 tax return   You must use Form 1040 or Form 1040A (you cannot use Form 1040EZ) under either of the following conditions. File 2011 tax return You received a Form 1099-OID as a nominee for the actual owner. File 2011 tax return Your total interest and OID income for the year was more than $1,500. File 2011 tax return Form 1040 required. File 2011 tax return   You must use Form 1040 (you cannot use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ) if you are reporting more or less OID than the amount shown on Form 1099-OID, other than because you are a nominee. File 2011 tax return For example, if you paid a premium or an acquisition premium when you purchased the debt instrument, you must use Form 1040 because you will report less OID than shown on Form 1099-OID. File 2011 tax return Also, you must use Form 1040 if you were charged an early withdrawal penalty. File 2011 tax return Where to report. File 2011 tax return   List each payer's name (if a brokerage firm gave you a Form 1099, list the brokerage firm as the payer) and the amount received from each payer on Form 1040A, Schedule B, Part I, line 1, or Form 1040, Schedule B, line 1. File 2011 tax return Include all OID and periodic interest shown on any Form 1099-OID, boxes 1, 2, and 8, you received for the tax year. File 2011 tax return Also include any other OID and interest income for which you did not receive a Form 1099. File 2011 tax return Showing an OID adjustment. File 2011 tax return   If you use Form 1040 to report more or less OID than shown on Form 1099-OID, list the full OID on Schedule B, Part I, line 1, and follow the instructions under 1 or 2, next. File 2011 tax return   If you use Form 1040A to report the OID shown on a Form 1099-OID you received as a nominee for the actual owner, list the full OID on Schedule B, Part I, line 1 and follow the instructions under 1. File 2011 tax return If the OID, as adjusted, is less than the amount shown on Form 1099-OID, show the adjustment as follows. File 2011 tax return Under your last entry on line 1, subtotal all interest and OID income listed on line 1. File 2011 tax return Below the subtotal, write “Nominee Distribution” or “OID Adjustment” and show the OID you are not required to report. File 2011 tax return Subtract that OID from the subtotal and enter the result on line 2. File 2011 tax return If the OID, as adjusted, is more than the amount shown on Form 1099-OID, show the adjustment as follows. File 2011 tax return Under your last entry on line 1, subtotal all interest and OID income listed on line 1. File 2011 tax return Below the subtotal, write “OID Adjustment” and show the additional OID. File 2011 tax return Add that OID to the subtotal and enter the result on line 2. File 2011 tax return Figuring OID on Long-Term Debt Instruments How you figure the OID on a long-term debt instrument depends on the date it was issued. File 2011 tax return It also may depend on the type of the debt instrument. File 2011 tax return There are different rules for each of the following debt instruments. File 2011 tax return Corporate debt instruments issued after 1954 and before May 28, 1969, and government debt instruments issued after 1954 and before July 2, 1982. File 2011 tax return Corporate debt instruments issued after May 27, 1969, and before July 2, 1982. File 2011 tax return Debt instruments issued after July 1, 1982, and before 1985. File 2011 tax return Debt instruments issued after 1984 (other than debt instruments described in (5) and (6)). File 2011 tax return Contingent payment debt instruments issued after August 12, 1996. File 2011 tax return Inflation-indexed debt instruments (including Treasury inflation-protected securities) issued after January 5, 1997. File 2011 tax return Zero coupon bonds. File 2011 tax return   The rules for figuring OID on zero coupon bonds backed by U. File 2011 tax return S. File 2011 tax return Treasury securities are discussed under Figuring OID on Stripped Bonds and Coupons, later. File 2011 tax return Corporate Debt Instruments Issued After 1954 and Before May 28, 1969, and Government Debt Instruments Issued After 1954 and Before July 2, 1982 If you hold these debt instruments as capital assets, you include OID in income only in the year the debt instrument is sold, exchanged, or redeemed, and only if you have a gain. File 2011 tax return The OID, which is taxed as ordinary income, generally equals the following amount. File 2011 tax return   number of full months you held the debt instrument  number of full months from date of original issue to date of maturity X original issue discount The balance of the gain is capital gain. File 2011 tax return If there is a loss on the sale of the debt instrument, the entire loss is a capital loss and no OID is reported. File 2011 tax return Corporate Debt Instruments Issued After May 27, 1969, and Before July 2, 1982 If you hold these debt instruments as capital assets, you must include part of the OID in income each year you own the debt instruments. File 2011 tax return For information about showing the correct OID on your tax return, see the discussion under How To Report OID, earlier. File 2011 tax return Your basis in the debt instrument is increased by the OID you include in income. File 2011 tax return Form 1099-OID. File 2011 tax return   You should receive a Form 1099-OID showing OID for the part of the year you held the debt instrument. File 2011 tax return However, if you paid an acquisition premium, you may need to refigure the OID to report on your tax return. File 2011 tax return See Reduction for acquisition premium, later. File 2011 tax return If you held an OID debt instrument in a calendar year but did not receive a Form 1099-OID, see Form 1099-OID not received, immediately below, and refer to Section I-A available at www. File 2011 tax return irs. File 2011 tax return gov/pub1212 by clicking the link under Recent Developments. File 2011 tax return Form 1099-OID not received. File 2011 tax return    The OID listed is for each $1,000 of redemption price. File 2011 tax return You must adjust the listed amount if your debt instrument has a different principal amount. File 2011 tax return For example, if you have a debt instrument with a $500 principal amount, use one-half the listed amount to figure your OID. File 2011 tax return   If you held the debt instrument the entire year, use the OID shown in Section I-A for a calendar year. File 2011 tax return (If your debt instrument is not listed in Section I-A, consult the issuer for information about the issue price and the OID that accrued for that year. File 2011 tax return ) If you did not hold the debt instrument the entire year, figure your OID using the following method. File 2011 tax return Divide the OID shown by 12. File 2011 tax return Multiply the result in (1) by the number of complete and partial months (for example, 6½ months) you held the debt instrument during a calendar year. File 2011 tax return This is the OID to include in income unless you paid an acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return The reduction for acquisition premium is discussed next. File 2011 tax return Reduction for acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return   If you bought the debt instrument at an acquisition premium, figure the OID to include in income as follows. File 2011 tax return Divide the total OID on the debt instrument by the number of complete months, and any part of a month, from the date of original issue to the maturity date. File 2011 tax return This is the monthly OID. File 2011 tax return Subtract from your cost the issue price and the accumulated OID from the date of issue to the date of purchase. File 2011 tax return (If the result is zero or less, stop here. File 2011 tax return You did not pay an acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return ) Divide the amount figured in (2) by the number of complete months, and any part of a month, from the date of your purchase to the maturity date. File 2011 tax return Subtract the amount figured in (3) from the amount figured in (1). File 2011 tax return This is the OID to include in income for each month you hold the debt instrument during the year. File 2011 tax return Transfers during the month. File 2011 tax return   If you buy or sell a debt instrument on any day other than the same day of the month as the date of original issue, the ratable monthly portion of OID for the month of sale is divided between the seller and the buyer according to the number of days each held the debt instrument. File 2011 tax return Your holding period for this purpose begins the day you acquire the debt instrument and ends the day before you dispose of it. File 2011 tax return Debt Instruments Issued After July 1, 1982, and Before 1985 If you hold these debt instruments as capital assets, you must include part of the OID in income each year you own the debt instruments and increase your basis by the amount included. File 2011 tax return For information about showing the correct OID on your tax return, see How To Report OID, earlier. File 2011 tax return Form 1099-OID. File 2011 tax return   You should receive a Form 1099-OID showing OID for the part of the year you held the debt instrument. File 2011 tax return However, if you paid an acquisition premium, you may need to refigure the OID to report on your tax return. File 2011 tax return See Constant yield method and the discussions on acquisition premium that follow, later. File 2011 tax return If you held an OID debt instrument in a calendar year but did not receive a Form 1099-OID, see Form 1099-OID not received, immediately below, and refer to Section I-A available at www. File 2011 tax return irs. File 2011 tax return gov/pub1212 by clicking the link under Recent Developments. File 2011 tax return Form 1099-OID not received. File 2011 tax return    The OID listed is for each $1,000 of redemption price. File 2011 tax return You must adjust the listed amount if your debt instrument has a different principal amount. File 2011 tax return For example, if you have a debt instrument with a $500 principal amount, use one-half the listed amount to figure your OID. File 2011 tax return   If you held the debt instrument the entire year, use the OID shown in Section I-A. File 2011 tax return (If your instrument is not listed in Section I-A, consult the issuer for information about the issue price, the yield to maturity, and the OID that accrued for that year. File 2011 tax return ) If you did not hold the debt instrument the entire year, figure your OID using either of the following methods. File 2011 tax return Method 1. File 2011 tax return    Divide the total OID for a calendar year by 365 (366 for leap years). File 2011 tax return Multiply the result in (1) by the number of days you held the debt instrument during that particular year. File 2011 tax return  This computation is an approximation and may result in a slightly higher OID than Method 2. File 2011 tax return Method 2. File 2011 tax return    Look up the daily OID for the first accrual period you held the debt instrument during a calendar year. File 2011 tax return (See Accrual period under Constant yield method, next. File 2011 tax return ) Multiply the daily OID by the number of days you held the debt instrument during that accrual period. File 2011 tax return If you held the debt instrument for part of both accrual periods, repeat (1) and (2) for the second accrual period. File 2011 tax return Add the results of (2) and (3). File 2011 tax return This is the OID to include in income, unless you paid an acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return (The reduction for acquisition premium is discussed later. File 2011 tax return ) Constant yield method. File 2011 tax return   This discussion shows how to figure OID on debt instruments issued after July 1, 1982, and before 1985, using a constant yield method. File 2011 tax return OID is allocated over the life of the debt instrument through adjustments to the issue price for each accrual period. File 2011 tax return   Figure the OID allocable to any accrual period as follows. File 2011 tax return Multiply the adjusted issue price at the beginning of the accrual period by the debt instrument's yield to maturity. File 2011 tax return Subtract from the result in (1) any qualified stated interest allocable to the accrual period. File 2011 tax return Accrual period. File 2011 tax return   An accrual period for any OID debt instrument issued after July 1, 1982, and before 1985 is each 1-year period beginning on the date of the issue of the obligation and each anniversary thereafter, or the shorter period to maturity for the last accrual period. File 2011 tax return Your tax year will usually include parts of two accrual periods. File 2011 tax return Daily OID. File 2011 tax return   The OID for any accrual period is allocated equally to each day in the accrual period. File 2011 tax return You must include in income the sum of the OID amounts for each day you hold the debt instrument during the year. File 2011 tax return If your tax year includes parts of two or more accrual periods, you must include the proper daily OID amounts for each accrual period. File 2011 tax return Figuring daily OID. File 2011 tax return   The daily OID for the initial accrual period is figured using the following formula. File 2011 tax return   (ip × ytm) − qsi     p   ip = issue price ytm = yield to maturity qsi = qualified stated interest p = number of days in accrual period         The daily OID for subsequent accrual periods is figured the same way except the adjusted issue price at the beginning of each period is used in the formula instead of the issue price. File 2011 tax return Reduction for acquisition premium on debt instruments purchased before July 19, 1984. File 2011 tax return   If you bought the debt instrument at an acquisition premium before July 19, 1984, figure the OID includible in income by reducing the daily OID by the daily acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return Figure the daily acquisition premium by dividing the total acquisition premium by the number of days in the period beginning on your purchase date and ending on the day before the date of maturity. File 2011 tax return Reduction for acquisition premium on debt instruments purchased after July 18, 1984. File 2011 tax return   If you bought the debt instrument at an acquisition premium after July 18, 1984, figure the OID includible in income by reducing the daily OID by the daily acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return However, the method of figuring the daily acquisition premium is different from the method described in the preceding discussion. File 2011 tax return To figure the daily acquisition premium under this method, multiply the daily OID by the following fraction. File 2011 tax return The numerator is the acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return The denominator is the total OID remaining for the debt instrument after your purchase date. File 2011 tax return Section I-A is available at www. File 2011 tax return irs. File 2011 tax return gov/pub1212 and clicking the link under Recent Developments. File 2011 tax return Using Section I-A to figure accumulated OID. File 2011 tax return   If you bought your corporate debt instrument in a calendar year or the subsequent year, you can figure the accumulated OID to the date of purchase by adding the following amounts. File 2011 tax return The amount from the “Total OID to January 1, YYYY” column for your debt instrument. File 2011 tax return The OID from January 1 of a calendar year to the date of purchase, figured as follows. File 2011 tax return Multiply the daily OID for the first accrual period in the calendar year by the number of days from January 1 to the date of purchase, or the end of the accrual period if the debt instrument was purchased in the second or third accrual period. File 2011 tax return Multiply the daily OID for each subsequent accrual period by the number of days in the period to the date of purchase or the end of the accrual period, whichever applies. File 2011 tax return Add the amounts figured in (2a) and (2b). File 2011 tax return Debt Instruments Issued After 1984 If you hold debt instruments issued after 1984, you must report part of the OID in gross income each year that you own the debt instruments. File 2011 tax return You must include the OID in gross income whether or not you hold the debt instrument as a capital asset. File 2011 tax return Your basis in the debt instrument is increased by the OID you include in income. File 2011 tax return For information about showing the correct OID on your tax return, see How To Report OID, earlier. File 2011 tax return Form 1099-OID. File 2011 tax return   You should receive a Form 1099-OID showing OID for the part of a calendar year you held the debt instrument. File 2011 tax return However, if you paid an acquisition premium, you may need to refigure the OID to report on your tax return. File 2011 tax return See Constant yield method and Reduction for acquisition premium, later. File 2011 tax return   You may also need to refigure the OID for a contingent payment or inflation-indexed debt instrument on which the amount reported on Form 1099-OID is inaccurate. File 2011 tax return See Contingent Payment Debt Instruments or Inflation-Indexed Debt Instruments, later. File 2011 tax return If you held an OID debt instrument in a calendar year but did not receive a Form 1099-OID, see Form 1099-OID not received, immediately below, and refer to Section I-B available at www. File 2011 tax return irs. File 2011 tax return gov/pub1212 by clicking the link under Recent Developments. File 2011 tax return Form 1099-OID not received. File 2011 tax return   The OID listed is for each $1,000 of redemption price. File 2011 tax return You must adjust the listed amount if your debt instrument has a different principal amount. File 2011 tax return For example, if you have a debt instrument with a $500 principal amount, use one-half the listed amount to figure your OID. File 2011 tax return   Use the OID shown in Section I-B for a calendar year if you held the debt instrument the entire year. File 2011 tax return (If your debt instrument is not listed in Section I-B, consult the issuer for information about the issue price, the yield to maturity, and the OID that accrued for that year. File 2011 tax return ) If you did not hold the debt instrument the entire year, figure your OID as follows. File 2011 tax return Look up the daily OID for the first accrual period in which you held the debt instrument during a calendar year. File 2011 tax return (See Accrual period under Constant yield method, later. File 2011 tax return ) Multiply the daily OID by the number of days you held the debt instrument during that accrual period. File 2011 tax return Repeat (1) and (2) for any remaining accrual periods in which you held the debt instrument. File 2011 tax return Add the results of (2) and (3). File 2011 tax return This is the OID to include in income for that year, unless you paid an acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return (The reduction for acquisition premium is discussed later. File 2011 tax return ) Tax-exempt bond. File 2011 tax return   If you own a tax-exempt bond, figure your basis in the bond by adding to your cost the OID you would have included in income if the bond had been taxable. File 2011 tax return You need to make this adjustment to determine if you have a gain or loss on a later disposition of the bond. File 2011 tax return In general, use the rules that follow to determine your OID. File 2011 tax return Constant yield method. File 2011 tax return   This discussion shows how to figure OID on debt instruments issued after 1984 using a constant yield method. File 2011 tax return (The special rules that apply to contingent payment debt instruments and inflation-indexed debt instruments are explained later. File 2011 tax return ) OID is allocated over the life of the debt instrument through adjustments to the issue price for each accrual period. File 2011 tax return   Figure the OID allocable to any accrual period as follows. File 2011 tax return Multiply the adjusted issue price at the beginning of the accrual period by a fraction. File 2011 tax return The numerator of the fraction is the debt instrument's yield to maturity and the denominator is the number of accrual periods per year. File 2011 tax return The yield must be stated appropriately taking into account the length of the particular accrual period. File 2011 tax return Subtract from the result in (1) any qualified stated interest allocable to the accrual period. File 2011 tax return Accrual period. File 2011 tax return   For debt instruments issued after 1984 and before April 4, 1994, an accrual period is each 6-month period that ends on the day that corresponds to the stated maturity date of the debt instrument or the date 6 months before that date. File 2011 tax return For example, a debt instrument maturing on March 31 has accrual periods that end on September 30 and March 31 of each calendar year. File 2011 tax return Any short period is included as the first accrual period. File 2011 tax return   For debt instruments issued after April 3, 1994, accrual periods may be of any length and may vary in length over the term of the debt instrument, as long as each accrual period is no longer than 1 year and all payments are made on the first or last day of an accrual period. File 2011 tax return However, the OID listed for these debt instruments in Section I-B has been figured using 6-month accrual periods. File 2011 tax return Daily OID. File 2011 tax return   The OID for any accrual period is allocated equally to each day in the accrual period. File 2011 tax return Figure the amount to include in income by adding the OID for each day you hold the debt instrument during the year. File 2011 tax return Since your tax year will usually include parts of two or more accrual periods, you must include the proper daily OID for each accrual period. File 2011 tax return If your debt instrument has 6-month accrual periods, your tax year will usually include one full 6-month accrual period and parts of two other 6-month periods. File 2011 tax return Figuring daily OID. File 2011 tax return   The daily OID for the initial accrual period is figured using the following formula. File 2011 tax return   (ip × ytm/n) − qsi     p   ip = issue price ytm = yield to maturity n = number of accrual periods in 1 year qsi = qualified stated interest p = number of days in accrual period       The daily OID for subsequent accrual periods is figured the same way except the adjusted issue price at the beginning of each period is used in the formula instead of the issue price. File 2011 tax return Example 5. File 2011 tax return On January 1 of Year 1, you bought a 15-year, 10% debt instrument of A Corporation at original issue for $86,235. File 2011 tax return 17. File 2011 tax return According to the prospectus, the debt instrument matures on December 31 of Year 15 at a stated redemption price of $100,000. File 2011 tax return The yield to maturity is 12%, compounded semiannually. File 2011 tax return The debt instrument provides for qualified stated interest payments of $5,000 on June 30 and December 31 of each calendar year. File 2011 tax return The accrual periods are the 6-month periods ending on each of these dates. File 2011 tax return The number of days for the first accrual period (January 1 through June 30) is 181 days (182 for leap years). File 2011 tax return The daily OID for the first accrual period is figured as follows. File 2011 tax return   ($86,235. File 2011 tax return 17 x . File 2011 tax return 12/2) – $5,000     181 days     = $174. File 2011 tax return 11020 = $. File 2011 tax return 96193   181           The adjusted issue price at the beginning of the second accrual period is the issue price plus the OID previously includible in income ($86,235. File 2011 tax return 17 + $174. File 2011 tax return 11), or $86,409. File 2011 tax return 28. File 2011 tax return The number of days for the second accrual period (July 1 through December 31) is 184 days. File 2011 tax return The daily OID for the second accrual period is figured as follows. File 2011 tax return   ($86,409. File 2011 tax return 28 x . File 2011 tax return 12/2) – $5,000     184 days     = $184. File 2011 tax return 55681 = $1. File 2011 tax return 00303   184 Since the first and second accrual periods coincide exactly with your tax year, you include in income for Year 1 the OID allocable to the first two accrual periods, $174. File 2011 tax return 11 ($. File 2011 tax return 95665 × 182 days) plus $184. File 2011 tax return 56 ($1. File 2011 tax return 00303 × 184 days), or $358. File 2011 tax return 67. File 2011 tax return Add the OID to the $10,000 interest you report on your income tax return for Year 1. File 2011 tax return Example 6. File 2011 tax return Assume the same facts as in Example 5, except that you bought the debt instrument at original issue on May 1 of Year 1, with a maturity date of April 30, Year 16. File 2011 tax return Also, the interest payment dates are October 31 and April 30 of each calendar year. File 2011 tax return The accrual periods are the 6-month periods ending on each of these dates. File 2011 tax return The number of days for the first accrual period (May 1 through October 31) is 184 days. File 2011 tax return The daily OID for the first accrual period is figured as follows. File 2011 tax return   ($86,235. File 2011 tax return 17 x . File 2011 tax return 12/2) – $5,000     184 days     = $174. File 2011 tax return 11020 = $. File 2011 tax return 94625   184           The number of days for the second accrual period (November 1 through April 30) is 181 days (182 for leap years). File 2011 tax return The daily OID for the second accrual period is figured as follows. File 2011 tax return   ($86,409. File 2011 tax return 28 x . File 2011 tax return 12/2) – $5,000     181 days     = $184. File 2011 tax return 55681 = $1. File 2011 tax return 01965   181 If you hold the debt instrument through the end of Year 1, you must include $236. File 2011 tax return 31 of OID in income. File 2011 tax return This is $174. File 2011 tax return 11 ($. File 2011 tax return 94625 × 184 days) for the period May 1 through October 31 plus $62. File 2011 tax return 20 ($1. File 2011 tax return 01965 × 61 days) for the period November 1 through December 31. File 2011 tax return The OID is added to the $5,000 interest income paid on October 31 of Year 1. File 2011 tax return Your basis in the debt instrument is increased by the OID you include in income. File 2011 tax return On January 1 of Year 2, your basis in the A Corporation debt instrument is $86,471. File 2011 tax return 48 ($86,235. File 2011 tax return 17 + $236. File 2011 tax return 31). File 2011 tax return Short first accrual period. File 2011 tax return   You may have to make adjustments if a debt instrument has a short first accrual period. File 2011 tax return For example, a debt instrument with 6-month accrual periods that is issued on February 15 and matures on October 31 has a short first accrual period that ends April 30. File 2011 tax return (The remaining accrual periods begin on May 1 and November 1. File 2011 tax return ) For this short period, figure the daily OID as described earlier, but adjust the yield for the length of the short accrual period. File 2011 tax return You may use any reasonable compounding method in determining OID for a short period. File 2011 tax return Examples of reasonable compounding methods include continuous compounding and monthly compounding (that is, simple interest within a month). File 2011 tax return Consult your tax advisor for more information about making this computation. File 2011 tax return   The OID for the final accrual period is the difference between the amount payable at maturity (other than a payment of qualified stated interest) and the adjusted issue price at the beginning of the final accrual period. File 2011 tax return Reduction for acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return   If you bought the debt instrument at an acquisition premium, figure the OID includible in income by reducing the daily OID by the daily acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return To figure the daily acquisition premium, multiply the daily OID by the following fraction. File 2011 tax return The numerator is the acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return The denominator is the total OID remaining for the debt instrument after your purchase date. File 2011 tax return Example 7. File 2011 tax return Assume the same facts as in Example 6, except that you bought the debt instrument on November 1 of Year 1 for $87,000, after its original issue on May 1 of Year 1. File 2011 tax return The adjusted issue price on November 1 of Year 1 is $86,409. File 2011 tax return 28 ($86,235. File 2011 tax return 17 + $174. File 2011 tax return 11). File 2011 tax return In this case, you paid an acquisition premium of $590. File 2011 tax return 72 ($87,000 − $86,409. File 2011 tax return 28). File 2011 tax return The daily OID for the accrual period November 1 through April 30, reduced for the acquisition premium, is figured as follows. File 2011 tax return 1) Daily OID on date of purchase (2nd accrual period) $1. File 2011 tax return 01965*  2)  Acquisition premium $590. File 2011 tax return 72    3)  Total OID remaining after purchase date ($13,764. File 2011 tax return 83 − $174. File 2011 tax return 11) 13,590. File 2011 tax return 72   4) Line 2 ÷ line 3 . File 2011 tax return 04346  5)  Line 1 × line 4 . File 2011 tax return 04432  6)  Daily OID reduced for the acquisition premium. File 2011 tax return Line 1 − line 5 $0. File 2011 tax return 97533  * As shown in Example 6. File 2011 tax return The total OID to include in income for Year 1 is $59. File 2011 tax return 50 ($. File 2011 tax return 97533 × 61 days). File 2011 tax return Contingent Payment Debt Instruments This discussion shows how to figure OID on a contingent payment debt instrument issued after August 12, 1996, that was issued for cash or publicly traded property. File 2011 tax return In general, a contingent payment debt instrument provides for one or more payments that are contingent as to timing or amount. File 2011 tax return If you hold a contingent payment bond, you must report OID as it accrues each year. File 2011 tax return Because the actual payments on a contingent payment debt instrument cannot be known in advance, issuers and holders cannot use the constant yield method (discussed earlier under Debt Instruments Issued After 1984) without making certain assumptions about the payments on the debt instrument. File 2011 tax return To figure OID accruals on contingent payment debt instruments, holders and issuers must use the noncontingent bond method. File 2011 tax return Noncontingent bond method. File 2011 tax return    Under this method, the issuer must compute a comparable yield for the debt instrument and, based on this yield, construct a projected payment schedule for the instrument, which includes a projected fixed amount for each contingent payment. File 2011 tax return In general, holders and issuers accrue OID on this projected payment schedule using the constant yield method that applies to fixed payment debt instruments. File 2011 tax return When a contingent payment differs from the projected fixed amount, the holders and issuers make adjustments to their OID accruals. File 2011 tax return If the actual contingent payment is larger than expected, both the issuer and the holder increase their OID accruals. File 2011 tax return If the actual contingent payment is smaller than expected, holders and issuers generally decrease their OID accruals. File 2011 tax return Form 1099-OID. File 2011 tax return   The amount shown on Form 1099-OID in box 1 you receive for a contingent payment debt instrument may not be the correct amount to include in income. File 2011 tax return For example, the amount may not be correct if the contingent payment was different from the projected amount. File 2011 tax return If the amount in box 1 is not correct, you must figure the OID to report on your return under the following rules. File 2011 tax return For information on showing an OID adjustment on your tax return, see How To Report OID, earlier. File 2011 tax return Figuring OID. File 2011 tax return   To figure OID on a contingent payment debt instrument, you need to know the “comparable yield” and “projected payment schedule” of the debt instrument. File 2011 tax return The issuer must make these available to you. File 2011 tax return Comparable yield. File 2011 tax return   The comparable yield generally is the yield at which the issuer would issue a fixed rate debt instrument with terms and conditions similar to those of the contingent payment debt instrument. File 2011 tax return The comparable yield is determined as of the debt instrument's issue date. File 2011 tax return Projected payment schedule. File 2011 tax return   The projected payment schedule for a contingent payment debt instrument includes all fixed payments due under the instrument and a projected fixed amount for each contingent payment. File 2011 tax return The projected payment schedule is created by the issuer as of the debt instrument's issue date. File 2011 tax return It is used to determine the issuer's and holder's interest accruals and adjustments. File 2011 tax return Steps for figuring OID. File 2011 tax return   Figure the OID on a contingent payment debt instrument in two steps. File 2011 tax return Figure the OID using the constant yield method (discussed earlier under Debt Instruments Issued After 1984 ) that applies to fixed payment debt instruments. File 2011 tax return Use the comparable yield as the yield to maturity. File 2011 tax return In general, use the projected payment schedule to determine the instrument's adjusted issue price at the beginning of each accrual period (other than the initial period). File 2011 tax return Do not treat any amount payable as qualified stated interest. File 2011 tax return Adjust the OID in (1) to account for actual contingent payments. File 2011 tax return If the contingent payment is greater than the projected fixed amount, you have a positive adjustment. File 2011 tax return If the contingent payment is less than the projected fixed amount, you have a negative adjustment. File 2011 tax return Net positive adjustment. File 2011 tax return   A net positive adjustment exists for a tax year when the total of any positive adjustments described in (2) above for the tax year is more than the total of any negative adjustments for the tax year. File 2011 tax return Treat a net positive adjustment as additional OID for the tax year. File 2011 tax return Net negative adjustment. File 2011 tax return   A net negative adjustment exists for a tax year when the total of any negative adjustments described in (2) above for the tax year is more than the total of any positive adjustments for the tax year. File 2011 tax return Use a net negative adjustment to offset OID on the debt instrument for the tax year. File 2011 tax return If the net negative adjustment is more than the OID on the debt instrument for the tax year, you can claim the difference as an ordinary loss. File 2011 tax return However, the amount you can claim as an ordinary loss is limited to the OID on the debt instrument you included in income in prior tax years. File 2011 tax return You must carry forward any net negative adjustment that is more than the total OID for the tax year and prior tax years and treat it as a negative adjustment in the next tax year. File 2011 tax return Basis adjustments. File 2011 tax return   In general, increase your basis in a contingent payment debt instrument by the OID included in income. File 2011 tax return Your basis, however, is not affected by any negative or positive adjustments. File 2011 tax return Decrease your basis by any noncontingent payment received and the projected contingent payment scheduled to be received. File 2011 tax return Treatment of gain or loss on sale or exchange. File 2011 tax return   If you sell a contingent payment debt instrument at a gain, your gain is ordinary income (interest income), even if you hold the debt instrument as a capital asset. File 2011 tax return If you sell a contingent payment debt instrument at a loss, your loss is an ordinary loss to the extent of your prior OID accruals on the debt instrument. File 2011 tax return If the debt instrument is a capital asset, treat any loss that is more than your prior OID accruals as a capital loss. File 2011 tax return See Regulations section 1. File 2011 tax return 1275-4 for exceptions to these rules. File 2011 tax return Premium, acquisition premium, and market discount. File 2011 tax return   The rules for accruing premium, acquisition premium, and market discount do not apply to a contingent payment debt instrument. File 2011 tax return See Regulations section 1. File 2011 tax return 1275-4 to determine how to account for these items. File 2011 tax return Inflation-Indexed Debt Instruments This discussion shows how you figure OID on certain inflation-indexed debt instruments issued after January 5, 1997. File 2011 tax return An inflation-indexed debt instrument is generally a debt instrument on which the payments are adjusted for inflation and d
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File 2011 tax return 8. File 2011 tax return   Distributions and Rollovers Table of Contents DistributionsMinimum Required Distributions No Special 10-Year Tax Option Transfer of Interest in 403(b) ContractAfter-tax contributions. File 2011 tax return Permissive service credit. File 2011 tax return Tax-Free RolloversHardship exception to rollover rules. File 2011 tax return Eligible retirement plans. File 2011 tax return Nonqualifying distributions. File 2011 tax return Second rollover. File 2011 tax return Gift Tax Distributions Permissible distributions. File 2011 tax return   Generally, a distribution cannot be made from a 403(b) account until the employee: Reaches age 59½, Has a severance from employment, Dies, Becomes disabled, In the case of elective deferrals, encounters financial hardship, or Has a qualified reservist distribution. File 2011 tax return In most cases, the payments you receive or that are made available to you under your 403(b) account are taxable in full as ordinary income. File 2011 tax return In general, the same tax rules apply to distributions from 403(b) plans that apply to distributions from other retirement plans. File 2011 tax return These rules are explained in Publication 575. File 2011 tax return Publication 575 also discusses the additional tax on early distributions from retirement plans. File 2011 tax return Retired public safety officers. File 2011 tax return   If you are an eligible retired public safety officer, distributions of up to $3,000, made directly from your 403(b) plan to pay accident, health, or long-term care insurance, are not included in your taxable income. File 2011 tax return The premiums can be for you, your spouse, or your dependents. File 2011 tax return   A public safety officer is a law enforcement officer, fire fighter, chaplain, or member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew. File 2011 tax return   For additional information, see Publication 575. File 2011 tax return Distribution for active reservist. File 2011 tax return   The 10% penalty for early withdrawals will not apply to a qualified reservist distribution attributable to elective deferrals from a 403(b) plan. File 2011 tax return A qualified reservist distribution is a distribution that is made: To an individual who is a reservist or national guardsman and who was ordered or called to active duty for a period in excess of 179 days or for an indefinite period; and During the period beginning on the date of the order or call to duty and ending at the close of the active duty period. File 2011 tax return Minimum Required Distributions You must receive all, or at least a certain minimum, of your interest accruing after 1986 in the 403(b) plan by April 1 of the calendar year following the later of the calendar year in which you become age 70½, or the calendar year in which you retire. File 2011 tax return Check with your employer, plan administrator, or provider to find out whether this rule also applies to pre-1987 accruals. File 2011 tax return If not, a minimum amount of these accruals must begin to be distributed by the later of the end of the calendar year in which you reach age 75 or April 1 of the calendar year following retirement. File 2011 tax return For each year thereafter, the minimum distribution must be made by the last day of the year. File 2011 tax return If you do not receive the required minimum distribution, you are subject to a nondeductible 50% excise tax on the difference between the required minimum distribution and the amount actually distributed. File 2011 tax return No Special 10-Year Tax Option A distribution from a 403(b) plan does not qualify as a lump-sum distribution. File 2011 tax return This means you cannot use the special 10-year tax option to calculate the taxable portion of a 403(b) distribution. File 2011 tax return For more information, see Publication 575. File 2011 tax return Transfer of Interest in 403(b) Contract Contract exchanges. File 2011 tax return   If you transfer all or part of your interest from a 403(b) contract to another 403(b) contract (held in the same plan), the transfer is tax free, and is referred to as a contract exchange. File 2011 tax return This was previously known as a 90-24 transfer. File 2011 tax return A contract exchange is similar to a 90-24 transfer with one major difference. File 2011 tax return Previously, you were able to accomplish the transfer without your employer’s involvement. File 2011 tax return After September 24, 2007, all such transfers are accomplished through a contract exchange requiring your employer’s involvement. File 2011 tax return In addition, the plan must provide for the exchange and the transferred interest must be subject to the same or stricter distribution restrictions. File 2011 tax return Finally, your accumulated benefit after the exchange must be equal to what it was before the exchange. File 2011 tax return   Transfers that do not satisfy this rule are plan distributions and are generally taxable as ordinary income. File 2011 tax return Plan-to-plan transfers. File 2011 tax return   You may also transfer part or all of your interest from a 403(b) plan to another 403(b) plan if you are an employee of (or were formerly employed by) the employer of the plan to which you would like to transfer. File 2011 tax return Both the initial plan and the receiving plan must provide for transfers. File 2011 tax return Your accumulated benefit after the transfer must be at least equal to what it was before the transfer. File 2011 tax return The new plan’s restrictions on distributions must be the same or stricter than those of the original plan. File 2011 tax return Tax-free transfers for certain cash distributions. File 2011 tax return   A tax-free transfer may also apply to a cash distribution of your 403(b) account from an insurance company that is subject to a rehabilitation, conservatorship, insolvency, or similar state proceeding. File 2011 tax return To receive tax-free treatment, you must do all of the following: Withdraw all the cash to which you are entitled in full settlement of your contract rights or, if less, the maximum permitted by the state. File 2011 tax return Reinvest the cash distribution in a single policy or contract issued by another insurance company or in a single custodial account subject to the same or stricter distribution restrictions as the original contract not later than 60 days after you receive the cash distribution. File 2011 tax return Assign all future distribution rights to the new contract or account for investment in that contract or account if you received an amount that is less than what you are entitled to because of state restrictions. File 2011 tax return   In addition to the preceding requirements, you must provide the new insurer with a written statement containing all of the following information: The gross amount of cash distributed under the old contract. File 2011 tax return The amount of cash reinvested in the new contract. File 2011 tax return Your investment in the old contract on the date you receive your first cash distribution. File 2011 tax return   Also, you must attach the following items to your timely filed income tax return in the year you receive the first distribution of cash. File 2011 tax return A copy of the statement you gave the new insurer. File 2011 tax return A statement that includes: The words ELECTION UNDER REV. File 2011 tax return PROC. File 2011 tax return 92-44, The name of the company that issued the new contract, and The new policy number. File 2011 tax return Direct trustee-to-trustee transfer. File 2011 tax return   If you make a direct trustee-to-trustee transfer, from your governmental 403(b) account to a defined benefit governmental plan, it may not be includible in gross income. File 2011 tax return   The transfer amount is not includible in gross income if it is made to: Purchase permissive service credits, or Repay contributions and earnings that were previously refunded under a forfeiture of service credit under the plan, or under another plan maintained by a state or local government employer within the same state. File 2011 tax return After-tax contributions. File 2011 tax return   For distributions beginning after December 31, 2006, after-tax contributions can be rolled over between a 403(b) plan and a defined benefit plan, IRA, or a defined contribution plan. File 2011 tax return If the rollover is to or from a 403(b) plan, it must occur through a direct trustee-to-trustee transfer. File 2011 tax return Permissive service credit. File 2011 tax return   A permissive service credit is credit for a period of service recognized by a defined benefit governmental plan only if you voluntarily contribute to the plan an amount that does not exceed the amount necessary to fund the benefit attributable to the period of service and the amount contributed is in addition to the regular employee contribution, if any, under the plan. File 2011 tax return   A permissive service credit may also include service credit for up to 5 years where there is no performance of service, or service credited to provide an increased benefit for service credit which a participant is receiving under the plan. File 2011 tax return   Check with your plan administrator as to the type and extent of service that may be purchased by this transfer. File 2011 tax return Tax-Free Rollovers You can generally roll over tax free all or any part of a distribution from a 403(b) plan to a traditional IRA or a non-Roth eligible retirement plan, except for any nonqualifying distributions, described later. File 2011 tax return You may also roll over any part of a distribution from a 403(b) plan by converting it through a direct rollover, described below, to a Roth IRA. File 2011 tax return Conversion amounts are generally includible in your taxable income in the year of the distribution from your 403(b) account. File 2011 tax return See Publication 590 for more information about conversion into a Roth IRA. File 2011 tax return Note. File 2011 tax return A participant is required to roll over distribution amounts received within 60 days in order for the amount to be treated as nontaxable. File 2011 tax return Distribution amounts that are rolled over within the 60 days are not subject to the 10% early distribution penalty. File 2011 tax return Rollovers to and from 403(b) plans. File 2011 tax return   You can generally roll over tax free all or any part of a distribution from an eligible retirement plan to a 403(b) plan. File 2011 tax return Beginning January 1, 2008, distributions from tax-qualified retirement plans and tax-sheltered annuities can be converted by making a direct rollover into a Roth IRA subject to the restrictions that currently apply to rollovers from a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA. File 2011 tax return Converted amounts are generally includible in your taxable income in the year of the distribution from your 403(b) account. File 2011 tax return See Publication 590 for more information on conversion into a Roth IRA. File 2011 tax return   If a distribution includes both pre-tax contributions and after-tax contributions, the portion of the distribution that is rolled over is treated as consisting first of pre-tax amounts (contributions and earnings that would be includible in income if no rollover occurred). File 2011 tax return This means that if you roll over an amount that is at least as much as the pre-tax portion of the distribution, you do not have to include any of the distribution in income. File 2011 tax return   For more information on rollovers and eligible retirement plans, see Publication 575. File 2011 tax return If you roll over money or other property from a 403(b) plan to an eligible retirement plan, see Publication 575 for information about possible effects on later distributions from the eligible retirement plan. File 2011 tax return Hardship exception to rollover rules. File 2011 tax return   The IRS may waive the 60-day rollover period if the failure to waive such requirement would be against equity or good conscience, including cases of casualty, disaster, or other events beyond the reasonable control of an individual. File 2011 tax return   To obtain a hardship exception, you must apply to the IRS for a waiver of the 60-day rollover requirement. File 2011 tax return You apply for the waiver by following the general instructions used in requesting a letter ruling. File 2011 tax return These instructions are stated in Revenue Procedure 2013-4, 2013-1 I. File 2011 tax return R. File 2011 tax return B. File 2011 tax return 126 available at www. File 2011 tax return irs. File 2011 tax return gov/irb/2013-01_IRB/ar09. File 2011 tax return html, or see the latest annual update. File 2011 tax return You must also pay a user fee with the application. File 2011 tax return The user fee for a rollover that is less than $50,000 is $500. File 2011 tax return For rollovers that are $50,000 or more, see Revenue Procedure 2013-8, 2013-1 I. File 2011 tax return R. File 2011 tax return B. File 2011 tax return 237 available at www. File 2011 tax return irs. File 2011 tax return gov/irb/2013-01_IRB/ar13. File 2011 tax return html, or see the latest annual update. File 2011 tax return   In determining whether to grant a waiver, the IRS will consider all relevant facts and circumstances, including: Whether errors were made by the financial institution; Whether you were unable to complete the rollover due to death, disability, hospitalization, incarceration, restrictions imposed by a foreign country, or postal error; Whether you used the amount distributed (for example, in the case of payment by check, whether you cashed the check); and How much time has passed since the date of distribution. File 2011 tax return   For additional information on rollovers, see Publication 590. File 2011 tax return Eligible retirement plans. File 2011 tax return   The following are considered eligible retirement plans. File 2011 tax return Individual retirement arrangements. File 2011 tax return Roth IRA. File 2011 tax return 403(b) plans. File 2011 tax return Government eligible 457 plans. File 2011 tax return Qualified retirement plans. File 2011 tax return  If the distribution is from a designated Roth account, then the only eligible retirement plan is another designated Roth account or a Roth IRA. File 2011 tax return Nonqualifying distributions. File 2011 tax return   You cannot roll over tax free: Minimum required distributions (generally required to begin at age 70½), Substantially equal payments over your life or life expectancy, Substantially equal payments over the joint lives or life expectancies of your beneficiary and you, Substantially equal payments for a period of 10 years or more, Hardship distributions, or Corrective distributions of excess contributions or excess deferrals, and any income allocable to the excess, or excess annual additions and any allocable gains. File 2011 tax return Rollover of nontaxable amounts. File 2011 tax return    You may be able to roll over the nontaxable part of a distribution (such as your after-tax contributions) made to another eligible retirement plan, traditional IRA, or Roth IRA. File 2011 tax return The transfer must be made either through a direct rollover to an eligible plan that separately accounts for the taxable and nontaxable parts of the rollover or through a rollover to a traditional IRA or Roth IRA. File 2011 tax return   If you roll over only part of a distribution that includes both taxable and nontaxable amounts, the amount you roll over is treated as coming first from the taxable part of the distribution. File 2011 tax return Direct rollovers of 403(b) plan distributions. File 2011 tax return   You have the option of having your 403(b) plan make the rollover directly to a traditional IRA, Roth IRA, or new plan. File 2011 tax return Before you receive a distribution, your plan will give you information on this. File 2011 tax return It is generally to your advantage to choose this option because your plan will not withhold tax on the distribution if you choose it. File 2011 tax return Distribution received by you. File 2011 tax return   If you receive a distribution that qualifies to be rolled over, you can roll over all or any part of the distribution. File 2011 tax return Generally, you will receive only 80% of the distribution because 20% must be withheld. File 2011 tax return If you roll over only the 80% you receive, you must pay tax on the 20% you did not roll over. File 2011 tax return You can replace the 20% that was withheld with other money within the 60-day period to make a 100% rollover. File 2011 tax return Voluntary deductible contributions. File 2011 tax return   For tax years 1982 through 1986, employees could make deductible contributions to a 403(b) plan under the individual retirement arrangement (IRA) rules instead of deducting contributions to a traditional IRA. File 2011 tax return   If you made voluntary deductible contributions to a 403(b) plan under these traditional IRA rules, the distribution of all or part of the accumulated deductible contributions may be rolled over if it otherwise qualifies as a distribution you can roll over. File 2011 tax return Accumulated deductible contributions are the deductible contributions: Plus Income allocable to the contributions, Gain allocable to the contributions, and Minus Expenses and losses allocable to the contributions, and Distributions from the contributions, income, or gain. File 2011 tax return Excess employer contributions. File 2011 tax return   The portion of a distribution from a 403(b) plan transferred to a traditional IRA that was previously included in income as excess employer contributions (discussed earlier) is not an eligible rollover distribution. File 2011 tax return   Its transfer does not affect the rollover treatment of the eligible portion of the transferred amounts. File 2011 tax return However, the ineligible portion is subject to the traditional IRA contribution limits and may create an excess IRA contribution subject to a 6% excise tax (see chapter 1 of Publication 590). File 2011 tax return Qualified domestic relations order. File 2011 tax return   You may be able to roll over tax free all or any part of an eligible rollover distribution from a 403(b) plan that you receive under a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). File 2011 tax return If you receive the interest in the 403(b) plan as an employee's spouse or former spouse under a QDRO, all of the rollover rules apply to you as if you were the employee. File 2011 tax return You can roll over your interest in the plan to a traditional IRA or another 403(b) plan. File 2011 tax return For more information on the treatment of an interest received under a QDRO, see Publication 575. File 2011 tax return Spouses of deceased employees. File 2011 tax return   If you are the spouse of a deceased employee, you can roll over the qualifying distribution attributable to the employee. File 2011 tax return You can make the rollover to any eligible retirement plan. File 2011 tax return   After you roll money and other property over from a 403(b) plan to an eligible retirement plan, and you take a distribution from that plan, you will not be eligible to receive the capital gain treatment or the special averaging treatment for the distribution. File 2011 tax return Second rollover. File 2011 tax return   If you roll over a qualifying distribution to a traditional IRA, you can, if certain conditions are satisfied, later roll the distribution into another 403(b) plan. File 2011 tax return For more information, see IRA as a holding account (conduit IRA) for rollovers to other eligible plans in chapter 1 of Publication 590. File 2011 tax return Nonspouse beneficiary. File 2011 tax return   A nonspouse beneficiary may make a direct rollover of a distribution from a 403(b) plan of a deceased participant if the rollover is a direct transfer to an inherited IRA established to receive the distribution. File 2011 tax return If the rollover is a direct trustee-to-trustee transfer to an IRA established to receive the distribution: The transfer will be treated as an eligible rollover distribution. File 2011 tax return The IRA will be considered an inherited account. File 2011 tax return The required minimum distribution rules that apply in instances where the participant dies before the entire interest is distributed will apply to the transferred IRA. File 2011 tax return    For more information on IRAs, see Publication 590. File 2011 tax return Frozen deposits. File 2011 tax return   The 60-day period usually allowed for completing a rollover is extended for any time that the amount distributed is a frozen deposit in a financial institution. File 2011 tax return The 60-day period cannot end earlier than 10 days after the deposit ceases to be a frozen deposit. File 2011 tax return   A frozen deposit is any deposit that on any day during the 60-day period cannot be withdrawn because: The financial institution is bankrupt or insolvent, or The state where the institution is located has placed limits on withdrawals because one or more banks in the state are (or are about to be) bankrupt or insolvent. File 2011 tax return Gift Tax If, by choosing or not choosing an election, or option, you provide an annuity for your beneficiary at or after your death, you may have made a taxable gift equal to the value of the annuity. File 2011 tax return Joint and survivor annuity. File 2011 tax return   If the gift is an interest in a joint and survivor annuity where only you and your spouse have the right to receive payments, the gift will generally be treated as qualifying for the unlimited marital deduction. File 2011 tax return More information. File 2011 tax return   For information on the gift tax, see Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators. File 2011 tax return Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications