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File my state taxes free 3. File my state taxes free   Farm Income Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Schedule F (Form 1040) Sales of Farm ProductsSchedule F. File my state taxes free Form 4797. File my state taxes free Sales Caused by Weather-Related Conditions Rents (Including Crop Shares)Crop Shares Agricultural Program PaymentsCommodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Loans Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Crop Insurance and Crop Disaster Payments Feed Assistance and Payments Cost-Sharing Exclusion (Improvements) Payments Under the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 and Under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 Tobacco Quota Buyout Program Payments Other Payments Payment to More Than One Person Income From CooperativesPatronage Dividends Per-Unit Retain Certificates Cancellation of DebtGeneral Rule Exceptions Exclusions Income From Other SourcesSod. File my state taxes free Granting the right to remove deposits. File my state taxes free Income Averaging for FarmersElected Farm Income (EFI) How To Figure the Tax Effect on Other Tax Determinations Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Schedule J Introduction You may receive income from many sources. File my state taxes free You must report the income from all the different sources on your tax return, unless it is excluded by law. File my state taxes free Where you report the income on your tax return depends on its source. File my state taxes free This chapter discusses farm income you report on Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming. File my state taxes free For information on where to report other income, see the Instructions for Form 1040, U. File my state taxes free S. File my state taxes free Individual Income Tax Return. File my state taxes free Accounting method. File my state taxes free   The rules discussed in this chapter assume you use the cash method of accounting. File my state taxes free Under the cash method, you generally include an item of income in gross income in the year you receive it. File my state taxes free See Cash Method in chapter 2. File my state taxes free   If you use an accrual method of accounting, different rules may apply to your situation. File my state taxes free See Accrual Method in chapter 2. File my state taxes free Topics - This chapter discusses: Schedule F Sales of farm products Rents (including crop shares) Agricultural program payments Income from cooperatives Cancellation of debt Income from other sources Income averaging for farmers Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 550 Investment Income and Expenses 908 Bankruptcy Tax Guide 925 Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules 4681 Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments Form (and Instructions) 982 Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness Sch E (Form 1040) Supplemental Income and Loss Sch J (Form 1040) Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen 1099-G Certain Government Payments 1099-PATR Taxable Distributions Received From Cooperatives 4797 Sales of Business Property 4835 Farm Rental Income and Expenses See chapter 16 for information about getting publications and forms. File my state taxes free Schedule F (Form 1040) Individuals, trusts, and partnerships report farm income on Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming. File my state taxes free Use this schedule to figure the net profit or loss from regular farming operations. File my state taxes free Income from farming reported on Schedule F includes amounts you receive from cultivating, operating, or managing a farm for gain or profit, either as owner or tenant. File my state taxes free This includes income from operating a stock, dairy, poultry, fish, fruit, or truck farm and income from operating a plantation, ranch, range, or orchard. File my state taxes free It also includes income from the sale of crop shares if you materially participate in producing the crop. File my state taxes free See Rents (Including Crop Shares) , later. File my state taxes free Income received from operating a nursery, which specializes in growing ornamental plants, is considered to be income from farming. File my state taxes free Income reported on Schedule F does not include gains or losses from sales or other dispositions of the following farm assets. File my state taxes free Land. File my state taxes free Depreciable farm equipment. File my state taxes free Buildings and structures. File my state taxes free Livestock held for draft, breeding, sport, or dairy purposes. File my state taxes free Gains and losses from most dispositions of farm assets are discussed in chapters 8 and 9. File my state taxes free Gains and losses from casualties, thefts, and condemnations are discussed in chapter 11. File my state taxes free Sales of Farm Products Where to report. File my state taxes free    Table 3-1 shows where to report the sale of farm products on your tax return. File my state taxes free Schedule F. File my state taxes free   Amounts received from the sales of products you raised on your farm for sale (or bought for resale), such as livestock, produce, or grains, are reported on Schedule F. File my state taxes free This includes money and the fair market value of any property or services you receive. File my state taxes free When you sell farm products bought for resale, your profit or loss is the difference between your selling price (money plus the fair market value of any property) and your basis in the item (usually the cost). File my state taxes free See chapter 6 for information on the basis of assets. File my state taxes free You generally report these amounts on Schedule F for the year you receive payment. File my state taxes free Example. File my state taxes free In 2012, you bought 20 feeder calves for $11,000 for resale. File my state taxes free You sold them in 2013 for $21,000. File my state taxes free You report the $21,000 sales price on Schedule F, line 1b, subtract your $11,000 basis on line 1d, and report the resulting $10,000 profit on line 1e. File my state taxes free Form 4797. File my state taxes free   Sales of livestock held for draft, breeding, sport, or dairy purposes may result in ordinary or capital gains or losses, depending on the circumstances. File my state taxes free In either case, you should always report these sales on Form 4797 instead of Schedule F. File my state taxes free See Livestock under Ordinary or Capital Gain or Loss in chapter 8. File my state taxes free Animals you do not hold primarily for sale are considered business assets of your farm. File my state taxes free Table 3-1. File my state taxes free Where To Report Sales of Farm Products Item Sold Schedule F Form 4797 Farm products raised for sale X   Farm products bought for resale X   Farm assets not held primarily for sale, such as livestock held for draft, breeding, sport, or dairy purposes (bought or raised)   X Sale by agent. File my state taxes free   If your agent sells your farm products, you have constructive receipt of the income when your agent receives payment and you must include the net proceeds from the sale in gross income for the year the agent receives payment. File my state taxes free This applies even if your agent pays you in a later year. File my state taxes free For a discussion on constructive receipt of income, see Cash Method under Accounting Methods in chapter 2. File my state taxes free Sales Caused by Weather-Related Conditions If you sell or exchange more livestock, including poultry, than you normally would in a year because of a drought, flood, or other weather-related condition, you may be able to postpone reporting the gain from the additional animals until the next year. File my state taxes free You must meet all the following conditions to qualify. File my state taxes free Your principal trade or business is farming. File my state taxes free You use the cash method of accounting. File my state taxes free You can show that, under your usual business practices, you would not have sold or exchanged the additional animals this year except for the weather-related condition. File my state taxes free The weather-related condition caused an area to be designated as eligible for assistance by the federal government. File my state taxes free Sales or exchanges made before an area became eligible for federal assistance qualify if the weather-related condition that caused the sale or exchange also caused the area to be designated as eligible for federal assistance. File my state taxes free The designation can be made by the President, the Department of Agriculture (or any of its agencies), or by other federal departments or agencies. File my state taxes free A weather-related sale or exchange of livestock (other than poultry) held for draft, breeding, or dairy purposes may be an involuntary conversion. File my state taxes free See Other Involuntary Conversions in chapter 11. File my state taxes free Usual business practice. File my state taxes free   You must determine the number of animals you would have sold had you followed your usual business practice in the absence of the weather-related condition. File my state taxes free Do this by considering all the facts and circumstances, but do not take into account your sales in any earlier year for which you postponed the gain. File my state taxes free If you have not yet established a usual business practice, rely on the usual business practices of similarly situated farmers in your general region. File my state taxes free Connection with affected area. File my state taxes free   The livestock does not have to be raised or sold in an area affected by a weather-related condition for the postponement to apply. File my state taxes free However, the sale must occur solely because of a weather-related condition that affected the water, grazing, or other requirements of the livestock. File my state taxes free This requirement generally will not be met if the costs of feed, water, or other requirements of the livestock affected by the weather-related condition are not substantial in relation to the total costs of holding the livestock. File my state taxes free Classes of livestock. File my state taxes free   You must figure the amount to be postponed separately for each generic class of animals—for example, hogs, sheep, and cattle. File my state taxes free Do not separate animals into classes based on age, sex, or breed. File my state taxes free Amount to be postponed. File my state taxes free   Follow these steps to figure the amount of gain to be postponed for each class of animals. File my state taxes free Divide the total income realized from the sale of all livestock in the class during the tax year by the total number of such livestock sold. File my state taxes free For this purpose, do not treat any postponed gain from the previous year as income received from the sale of livestock. File my state taxes free Multiply the result in (1) by the excess number of such livestock sold solely because of weather-related conditions. File my state taxes free Example. File my state taxes free You are a calendar year taxpayer and you normally sell 100 head of beef cattle a year. File my state taxes free As a result of drought, you sold 135 head during 2012. File my state taxes free You realized $70,200 from the sale. File my state taxes free On August 9, 2012, as a result of drought, the affected area was declared a disaster area eligible for federal assistance. File my state taxes free The income you can postpone until 2013 is $18,200 [($70,200 ÷ 135) × 35]. File my state taxes free How to postpone gain. File my state taxes free   To postpone gain, attach a statement to your tax return for the year of the sale. File my state taxes free The statement must include your name and address and give the following information for each class of livestock for which you are postponing gain. File my state taxes free A statement that you are postponing gain under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 451(e). File my state taxes free Evidence of the weather-related conditions that forced the early sale or exchange of the livestock and the date, if known, on which an area was designated as eligible for assistance by the federal government because of weather-related conditions. File my state taxes free A statement explaining the relationship of the area affected by the weather-related condition to your early sale or exchange of the livestock. File my state taxes free The number of animals sold in each of the 3 preceding years. File my state taxes free The number of animals you would have sold in the tax year had you followed your normal business practice in the absence of weather-related conditions. File my state taxes free The total number of animals sold and the number sold because of weather-related conditions during the tax year. File my state taxes free A computation, as described above, of the income to be postponed for each class of livestock. File my state taxes free   Generally, you must file the statement and the return by the due date of the return, including extensions. File my state taxes free However, for sales or exchanges treated as an involuntary conversion from weather-related sales of livestock in an area eligible for federal assistance (discussed in chapter 11), you can file this statement at any time during the replacement period. File my state taxes free For other sales or exchanges, if you timely filed your return for the year without postponing gain, you can still postpone gain by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). File my state taxes free Attach the statement to the amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. File my state taxes free 9100-2” at the top of the amended return. File my state taxes free File the amended return at the same address you filed the original return. File my state taxes free Once you have filed the statement, you can cancel your postponement of gain only with the approval of the IRS. File my state taxes free Rents (Including Crop Shares) The rent you receive for the use of your farmland is generally rental income, not farm income. File my state taxes free However, if you materially participate in farming operations on the land, the rent is farm income. File my state taxes free See Landlord Participation in Farming in chapter 12. File my state taxes free Pasture income and rental. File my state taxes free   If you pasture someone else's livestock and take care of them for a fee, the income is from your farming business. File my state taxes free You must enter it as Other income on Schedule F. File my state taxes free If you simply rent your pasture for a flat cash amount without providing services, report the income as rent on Part I of Schedule E (Form 1040), Supplemental Income and Loss. File my state taxes free Crop Shares You must include rent you receive in the form of crop shares in income in the year you convert the shares to money or the equivalent of money. File my state taxes free It does not matter whether you use the cash method of accounting or an accrual method of accounting. File my state taxes free If you materially participate in operating a farm from which you receive rent in the form of crop shares or livestock, the rental income is included in self-employment income. File my state taxes free See Landlord Participation in Farming in chapter 12. File my state taxes free Report the rental income on Schedule F. File my state taxes free If you do not materially participate in operating the farm, report this income on Form 4835 and carry the net income or loss to Schedule E (Form 1040). File my state taxes free The income is not included in self-employment income. File my state taxes free Crop shares you use to feed livestock. File my state taxes free   Crop shares you receive as a landlord and feed to your livestock are considered converted to money when fed to the livestock. File my state taxes free You must include the fair market value of the crop shares in income at that time. File my state taxes free You are entitled to a business expense deduction for the livestock feed in the same amount and at the same time you include the fair market value of the crop share as rental income. File my state taxes free Although these two transactions cancel each other for figuring adjusted gross income on Form 1040, they may be necessary to figure your self-employment tax. File my state taxes free See  chapter 12. File my state taxes free Crop shares you give to others (gift). File my state taxes free   Crop shares you receive as a landlord and give to others are considered converted to money when you make the gift. File my state taxes free You must report the fair market value of the crop share as income, even though someone else receives payment for the crop share. File my state taxes free Example. File my state taxes free A tenant farmed part of your land under a crop-share arrangement. File my state taxes free The tenant harvested and delivered the crop in your name to an elevator company. File my state taxes free Before selling any of the crop, you instructed the elevator company to cancel your warehouse receipt and make out new warehouse receipts in equal amounts of the crop in the names of your children. File my state taxes free They sell their crop shares in the following year and the elevator company makes payments directly to your children. File my state taxes free In this situation, you are considered to have received rental income and then made a gift of that income. File my state taxes free You must include the fair market value of the crop shares in your income for the tax year you gave the crop shares to your children. File my state taxes free Crop share loss. File my state taxes free   If you are involved in a rental or crop-share lease arrangement, any loss from these activities may be subject to the limits under the passive loss rules. File my state taxes free See Publication 925 for information on these rules. File my state taxes free Agricultural Program Payments You must include in income most government payments, such as those for approved conservation practices, direct payments, and counter-cyclical payments, whether you receive them in cash, materials, services, or commodity certificates. File my state taxes free However, you can exclude from income some payments you receive under certain cost-sharing conservation programs. File my state taxes free See Cost-Sharing Exclusion (Improvements) , later. File my state taxes free Report the agricultural program payment on the appropriate line of Schedule F, Part I. File my state taxes free Report the full amount even if you return a government check for cancellation, refund any of the payment you receive, or the government collects all or part of the payment from you by reducing the amount of some other payment or Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) loan. File my state taxes free However, you can deduct the amount you refund or return or that reduces some other payment or loan to you. File my state taxes free Claim the deduction on Schedule F for the year of repayment or reduction. File my state taxes free Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Loans Generally, you do not report loans you receive as income. File my state taxes free However, if you pledge part or all of your production to secure a CCC loan, you can treat the loan as if it were a sale of the crop and report the loan proceeds as income in the year you receive them. File my state taxes free You do not need approval from the IRS to adopt this method of reporting CCC loans. File my state taxes free Once you report a CCC loan as income for the year received, you generally must report all CCC loans in that year and later years in the same way. File my state taxes free However, you can obtain for your tax year an automatic consent to change your method of accounting for loans received from the CCC, from including the loan amount in gross income for the tax year in which the loan is received to treating the loan amount as a loan. File my state taxes free For more information, see Part I of the Instructions for Form 3115 and Revenue Procedure 2008-52. File my state taxes free Revenue Procedure 2008-52, 2008-36 I. File my state taxes free R. File my state taxes free B. File my state taxes free 587, is available at  www. File my state taxes free irs. File my state taxes free gov/irb/2008-36_IRB/ar09. File my state taxes free html. File my state taxes free You can request income tax withholding from CCC loan payments you receive. File my state taxes free Use Form W-4V, Voluntary Withholding Request. File my state taxes free See chapter 16 for information about ordering the form. File my state taxes free To elect to report a CCC loan as income, include the loan proceeds as income on Schedule F, line 7a, for the year you receive it. File my state taxes free Attach a statement to your return showing the details of the loan. File my state taxes free You must file the statement and the return by the due date of the return, including extensions. File my state taxes free If you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). File my state taxes free Attach the statement to the amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. File my state taxes free 9100-2” at the top of the return. File my state taxes free File the amended return at the same address you filed the original return. File my state taxes free When you make this election, the amount you report as income becomes your basis in the commodity. File my state taxes free See chapter 6 for information on the basis of assets. File my state taxes free If you later repay the loan, redeem the pledged commodity, and sell it, you report as income at the time of sale the sale proceeds minus your basis in the commodity. File my state taxes free If the sale proceeds are less than your basis in the commodity, you can report the difference as a loss on Schedule F. File my state taxes free If you forfeit the pledged crops to the CCC in full payment of the loan, the forfeiture is treated for tax purposes as a sale of the crops. File my state taxes free If you did not report the loan proceeds as income for the year you received them, you must include them in your income for the year of the forfeiture. File my state taxes free Form 1099-A. File my state taxes free   If you forfeit pledged crops to the CCC in full payment of a loan, you may receive a Form 1099-A, Acquisition or Abandonment of Secured Property. File my state taxes free “CCC” should be shown in box 6. File my state taxes free The amount of any CCC loan outstanding when you forfeited your commodity should also be indicated on the form. File my state taxes free Market Gain Under the CCC nonrecourse marketing assistance loan program, your repayment amount for a loan secured by your pledge of an eligible commodity is generally based on the lower of the loan rate or the prevailing world market price for the commodity on the date of repayment. File my state taxes free If you repay the loan when the world price is lower, the difference between that repayment amount and the original loan amount is market gain. File my state taxes free Whether you use cash or CCC certificates to repay the loan, you will receive a Form 1099-G showing the market gain you realized. File my state taxes free Market gain should be reported as follows. File my state taxes free If you elected to include the CCC loan in income in the year you received it, do not include the market gain in income. File my state taxes free However, adjust the basis of the commodity for the amount of the market gain. File my state taxes free If you did not include the CCC loan in income in the year received, include the market gain in your income. File my state taxes free The following examples show how to report market gain. File my state taxes free Example 1. File my state taxes free Mike Green is a cotton farmer. File my state taxes free He uses the cash method of accounting and files his tax return on a calendar year basis. File my state taxes free He has deducted all expenses incurred in producing the cotton and has a zero basis in the commodity. File my state taxes free In 2012, Mike pledged 1,000 pounds of cotton as collateral for a CCC loan of $2,000 (a loan rate of $2. File my state taxes free 00 per pound). File my state taxes free In 2013, he repaid the loan and redeemed the cotton for $1,500 when the world price was $1. File my state taxes free 50 per pound (lower than the loan amount). File my state taxes free Later in 2013, he sold the cotton for $2,500. File my state taxes free The market gain on the redemption was $. File my state taxes free 50 ($2. File my state taxes free 00 – $1. File my state taxes free 50) per pound. File my state taxes free Mike realized total market gain of $500 ($. File my state taxes free 50 x 1,000 pounds). File my state taxes free How he reports this market gain and figures his gain or loss from the sale of the cotton depends on whether he included CCC loans in income in 2012. File my state taxes free Included CCC loan. File my state taxes free   Mike reported the $2,000 CCC loan as income for 2012 on Schedule F, line 1b, so he is treated as if he sold the cotton for $2,000 when he pledged it and repurchased the cotton for $1,500 when he redeemed it. File my state taxes free The $500 market gain is not recognized on the redemption. File my state taxes free He reports it for 2013 as an agricultural program payment on Schedule F, line 4a, but does not include it as a taxable amount on line 4b. File my state taxes free   Mike's basis in the cotton after he redeemed it was $1,500, which is the redemption (repurchase) price paid for the cotton. File my state taxes free His gain from the sale is $1,000 ($2,500 – $1,500). File my state taxes free He reports the $1,000 gain as income for 2013 on Schedule F, line 1b. File my state taxes free Excluded CCC loan. File my state taxes free   Mike has income of $500 from market gain in 2013. File my state taxes free He reports it on Schedule F, lines 4a and 4b. File my state taxes free His basis in the cotton is zero, so his gain from its sale is $2,500. File my state taxes free He reports the $2,500 gain as income for 2013 on Schedule F, line 1b. File my state taxes free Example 2. File my state taxes free The facts are the same as in Example 1 except that, instead of selling the cotton for $2,500 after redeeming it, Mike entered into an option-to-purchase contract with a cotton buyer before redeeming the cotton. File my state taxes free Under that contract, Mike authorized the cotton buyer to pay the CCC loan on Mike's behalf. File my state taxes free In 2013, the cotton buyer repaid the loan for $1,500 and immediately exercised his option, buying the cotton for $1,500. File my state taxes free How Mike reports the $500 market gain on the redemption of the cotton and figures his gain or loss from its sale depends on whether he included CCC loans in income in 2012. File my state taxes free Included CCC loan. File my state taxes free   As in Example 1, Mike is treated as though he sold the cotton for $2,000 when he pledged it and repurchased the cotton for $1,500 when the cotton buyer redeemed it for him. File my state taxes free The $500 market gain is not recognized on the redemption. File my state taxes free Mike reports it for 2013 as an agricultural program payment on Schedule F, line 4a, but does not include it as a taxable amount on line 4b. File my state taxes free   Also, as in Example 1, Mike's basis in the cotton when the cotton buyer redeemed it for him was $1,500. File my state taxes free Mike has no gain or loss on its sale to the cotton buyer for that amount. File my state taxes free Excluded CCC loan. File my state taxes free   As in Example 1, Mike has income of $500 from market gain in 2013. File my state taxes free He reports it on Schedule F, lines 4a and 4b. File my state taxes free His basis in the cotton is zero, so his gain from its sale is $1,500. File my state taxes free He reports the $1,500 gain as income for 2013 on Schedule F, line 1b. File my state taxes free Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), if you own or operate highly erodible or other specified cropland, you may enter into a long-term contract with the USDA, agreeing to convert to a less intensive use of that cropland. File my state taxes free You must include the annual rental payments and any one-time incentive payment you receive under the program on Schedule F, lines 4a and 4b. File my state taxes free Cost-share payments you receive may qualify for the cost-sharing exclusion. File my state taxes free See Cost-Sharing Exclusion (Improvements) , later. File my state taxes free CRP payments are reported to you on Form 1099-G. File my state taxes free Individuals who are receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits may exclude CRP payments when calculating self-employment tax. File my state taxes free See the instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). File my state taxes free Crop Insurance and Crop Disaster Payments You must include in income any crop insurance proceeds you receive as the result of physical crop damage or reduction of crop revenue, or both. File my state taxes free You generally include them in the year you receive them. File my state taxes free Treat as crop insurance proceeds the crop disaster payments you receive from the federal government as the result of destruction or damage to crops, or the inability to plant crops, because of drought, flood, or any other natural disaster. File my state taxes free You can request income tax withholding from crop disaster payments you receive from the federal government. File my state taxes free Use Form W-4V, Voluntary Withholding Request. File my state taxes free See chapter 16 for information about ordering the form. File my state taxes free Election to postpone reporting until the following year. File my state taxes free   You can postpone reporting some or all crop insurance proceeds as income until the year following the year the physical damage occurred if you meet all the following conditions. File my state taxes free You use the cash method of accounting. File my state taxes free You receive the crop insurance proceeds in the same tax year the crops are damaged. File my state taxes free You can show that under your normal business practice you would have included income from the damaged crops in any tax year following the year the damage occurred. File my state taxes free   Deferral is not permitted for proceeds received from revenue insurance policies. File my state taxes free   To postpone reporting some or all crop insurance proceeds received in 2013, report the amount you received on Schedule F, line 6a, but do not include it as a taxable amount on line 6b. File my state taxes free Check the box on line 8c and attach a statement to your tax return. File my state taxes free The statement must include your name and address and contain the following information. File my state taxes free A statement that you are making an election under IRC section 451(d) and Regulations section 1. File my state taxes free 451-6. File my state taxes free The specific crop or crops physically destroyed or damaged. File my state taxes free A statement that under your normal business practice you would have included income from some or all of the destroyed or damaged crops in gross income for a tax year following the year the crops were destroyed or damaged. File my state taxes free The cause of the physical destruction or damage and the date or dates it occurred. File my state taxes free The total payments you received from insurance carriers, itemized for each specific crop, and the date you received each payment. File my state taxes free The name of each insurance carrier from whom you received payments. File my state taxes free   One election covers all crops representing a single trade or business. File my state taxes free If you have more than one farming business, make a separate election for each one. File my state taxes free For example, if you operate two separate farms on which you grow different crops and you keep separate books for each farm, you should make two separate elections to postpone reporting insurance proceeds you receive for crops grown on each of your farms. File my state taxes free   An election is binding for the year unless the IRS approves your request to change it. File my state taxes free To request IRS approval to change your election, write to the IRS at the following address giving your name, address, identification number, the year you made the election, and your reasons for wanting to change it. File my state taxes free Ogden Submission Processing Center P. File my state taxes free O. File my state taxes free Box 9941 Ogden, UT 84409 Feed Assistance and Payments The Disaster Assistance Act of 1988 authorizes programs to provide feed assistance, reimbursement payments, and other benefits to qualifying livestock producers if the Secretary of Agriculture determines that, because of a natural disaster, a livestock emergency exists. File my state taxes free These programs include partial reimbursement for the cost of purchased feed and for certain transportation expenses. File my state taxes free They also include the donation or sale at a below-market price of feed owned by the Commodity Credit Corporation. File my state taxes free Include in income: The market value of donated feed, The difference between the market value and the price you paid for feed you buy at below-market prices, and Any cost reimbursement you receive. File my state taxes free You must include these benefits in income in the year you receive them. File my state taxes free You cannot postpone reporting them under the rules explained earlier for weather-related sales of livestock or crop insurance proceeds. File my state taxes free Report the benefits on Schedule F, Part I, as agricultural program payments. File my state taxes free You can usually take a current deduction for the same amount as a feed expense. File my state taxes free Cost-Sharing Exclusion (Improvements) You can exclude from your income part or all of a payment you receive under certain federal or state cost-sharing conservation, reclamation, and restoration programs. File my state taxes free A payment is any economic benefit you get as a result of an improvement. File my state taxes free However, this exclusion applies only to that part of a payment that meets all three of the following tests. File my state taxes free It was for a capital expense. File my state taxes free You cannot exclude any part of a payment for an expense you can deduct in the year you pay or incur it. File my state taxes free You must include the payment for a deductible expense in income, and you can take any offsetting deduction. File my state taxes free See chapter 5 for information on deducting soil and water conservation expenses. File my state taxes free It does not substantially increase your annual income from the property for which it is made. File my state taxes free An increase in annual income is substantial if it is more than the greater of the following amounts. File my state taxes free 10% of the average annual income derived from the affected property before receiving the improvement. File my state taxes free $2. File my state taxes free 50 times the number of affected acres. File my state taxes free The Secretary of Agriculture certified that the payment was primarily made for conserving soil and water resources, protecting or restoring the environment, improving forests, or providing a habitat for wildlife. File my state taxes free Qualifying programs. File my state taxes free   If the three tests listed above are met, you can exclude part or all of the payments from the following programs. File my state taxes free The rural clean water program authorized by the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. File my state taxes free The rural abandoned mine program authorized by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. File my state taxes free The water bank program authorized by the Water Bank Act. File my state taxes free The emergency conservation measures program authorized by title IV of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978. File my state taxes free The agricultural conservation program authorized by the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act. File my state taxes free The great plains conservation program authorized by the Soil Conservation and Domestic Policy Act. File my state taxes free The resource conservation and development program authorized by the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act and by the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act. File my state taxes free Certain small watershed programs, listed later. File my state taxes free Any program of a state, possession of the United States, a political subdivision of any of these, or of the District of Columbia under which payments are made to individuals primarily for conserving soil, protecting or restoring the environment, improving forests, or providing a habitat for wildlife. File my state taxes free Several state programs have been approved. File my state taxes free For information about the status of those programs, contact the state offices of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS). File my state taxes free Small watershed programs. File my state taxes free   If the three tests listed earlier are met, you can exclude part or all of the payments you receive under the following programs for improvements made in connection with a watershed. File my state taxes free The programs under the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act. File my state taxes free The flood prevention projects under the Flood Control Act of 1944. File my state taxes free The Emergency Watershed Protection Program under the Flood Control Act of 1950. File my state taxes free Certain programs under the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act. File my state taxes free The Wetlands Reserve Program authorized by the Food Security Act of 1985, the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 and the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. File my state taxes free The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) authorized by the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996. File my state taxes free The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) authorized by the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996. File my state taxes free The Soil and Water Conservation Assistance Program authorized by the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000. File my state taxes free The Agricultural Management Assistance Program authorized by the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000. File my state taxes free The Conservation Reserve Program authorized by the Food Security Act of 1985 and the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996. File my state taxes free The Forest Land Enhancement Program authorized under the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. File my state taxes free The Conservation Security Program authorized by the Food Security Act of 1985. File my state taxes free The Forest Health Protection Program (FHPP) authorized by the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978. File my state taxes free Income realized. File my state taxes free   The gross income you realize upon getting an improvement under these cost-sharing programs is the value of the improvement reduced by the sum of the excludable portion and your share of the cost of the improvement (if any). File my state taxes free Value of the improvement. File my state taxes free   You determine the value of the improvement by multiplying its fair market value (defined in chapter 6) by a fraction. File my state taxes free The numerator of the fraction is the total cost of the improvement (all amounts paid either by you or by the government for the improvement) reduced by the sum of the following items. File my state taxes free Any government payments under a program not listed earlier. File my state taxes free Any part of a government payment under a program listed earlier that the Secretary of Agriculture has not certified as primarily for conservation. File my state taxes free Any government payment to you for rent or for your services. File my state taxes free The denominator of the fraction is the total cost of the improvement. File my state taxes free Excludable portion. File my state taxes free   The excludable portion is the present fair market value of the right to receive annual income from the affected acreage of the greater of the following amounts. File my state taxes free 10% of the prior average annual income from the affected acreage. File my state taxes free The prior average annual income is the average of the gross receipts from the affected acreage for the last 3 tax years before the tax year in which you started to install the improvement. File my state taxes free $2. File my state taxes free 50 times the number of affected acres. File my state taxes free The calculation of present fair market value of the right to receive annual income is too complex to discuss in this publication. File my state taxes free You may need to consult your tax advisor for assistance. File my state taxes free Example. File my state taxes free One hundred acres of your land was reclaimed under a rural abandoned mine program contract with the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the USDA. File my state taxes free The total cost of the improvement was $500,000. File my state taxes free The USDA paid $490,000. File my state taxes free You paid $10,000. File my state taxes free The value of the cost-sharing improvement is $15,000. File my state taxes free The present fair market value of the right to receive the annual income described in (1) above is $1,380, and the present fair market value of the right to receive the annual income described in (2) is $1,550. File my state taxes free The excludable portion is the greater amount, $1,550. File my state taxes free You figure the amount to include in gross income as follows: Value of cost-sharing improvement $15,000 Minus: Your share $10,000     Excludable portion 1,550 11,550 Amount included in income $ 3,450 Effects of the exclusion. File my state taxes free   When you figure the basis of property you acquire or improve using cost-sharing payments excluded from income, subtract the excluded payments from your capital costs. File my state taxes free Any payment excluded from income is not part of your basis. File my state taxes free In the example above, the increase in basis is $500,000 – $490,000 + $3,450 = $13,450. File my state taxes free   In addition, you cannot take depreciation, amortization, or depletion deductions for the part of the cost of the property for which you receive cost-sharing payments you exclude from income. File my state taxes free How to report the exclusion. File my state taxes free   Attach a statement to your tax return (or amended return) for the tax year you receive the last government payment for the improvement. File my state taxes free The statement must include the following information. File my state taxes free The dollar amount of the cost funded by the government payment. File my state taxes free The value of the improvement. File my state taxes free The amount you are excluding. File my state taxes free   Report the total cost-sharing payments you receive on Schedule F, line 4a, and the taxable amount on line 4b. File my state taxes free Recapture. File my state taxes free   If you dispose of the property within 20 years after you received the excluded payments, you must treat as ordinary income part or all of the cost-sharing payments you excluded. File my state taxes free In the above example, if the 100 acres were sold within 20 years of the exclusion for a gain of $2,000, $1,550 of that amount would be included in ordinary income. File my state taxes free You must report the recapture on Form 4797. File my state taxes free See Section 1255 property under Other Gains in chapter 9. File my state taxes free Electing not to exclude payments. File my state taxes free   You can elect not to exclude all or part of any payments you receive under these programs. File my state taxes free If you make this election for all of these payments, none of the above restrictions and rules apply. File my state taxes free You must make this election by the due date, including extensions, for filing your return. File my state taxes free In the example above, an election not to exclude payments results in $5,000 included in income and a $15,000 increase in basis. File my state taxes free If you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). File my state taxes free Write “Filed pursuant to section 301. File my state taxes free 9100-2” at the top of the amended return and file it at the same address you filed the original return. File my state taxes free Payments Under the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 and Under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 created two new types of payments—direct and counter-cyclical payments. File my state taxes free You must include these payments on Schedule F, lines 4a and 4b. File my state taxes free The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 provides for direct and counter-cyclical payments (DCP) as well as Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) payments. File my state taxes free You must include these payments on Schedule F, lines 6a and 6b. File my state taxes free The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, enacted on January 2, 2013, amends the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 and provided a one-year extension for these payments. File my state taxes free Tobacco Quota Buyout Program Payments The Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004, title VI of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, terminated the tobacco marketing quota program and the tobacco price support program. File my state taxes free As a result, the USDA offered to enter into contracts with eligible tobacco quota holders and growers to provide compensation for the lost value of the quotas and related price support. File my state taxes free If you are an eligible tobacco quota holder, your contract entitles you to receive total payments of $7 per pound of quota in 10 equal annual payments in fiscal years 2005 through 2014. File my state taxes free If you are an eligible tobacco grower, your contract entitles you to receive total payments of up to $3 per pound of quota in 10 equal annual payments in fiscal years 2005 through 2014. File my state taxes free Tobacco Quota Holders Contract payments you receive are considered proceeds from a sale of your tobacco quota as of the date on which you and the USDA enter into the contract. File my state taxes free Your taxable gain or loss is the total amount received for your quota reduced by any amount treated as interest (discussed below), over your adjusted basis. File my state taxes free The gain or loss is capital or ordinary depending on how you used the quota. File my state taxes free See Capital or ordinary gain or loss , later. File my state taxes free Report the entire gain on your income tax return for the tax year that includes the date you entered into the contract if you elect not to use the installment method. File my state taxes free Adjusted basis. File my state taxes free   The adjusted basis of your quota is determined differently depending on how you obtained the quota. File my state taxes free The basis of a quota derived from an original grant by the federal government is zero. File my state taxes free The basis of a purchased quota is the purchase price. File my state taxes free The basis of a quota received as a gift is generally the same as the donor's basis. File my state taxes free However, under certain circumstances, the basis is increased by the amount of gift taxes paid. File my state taxes free If the basis is greater than the fair market value of the quota at the time of the gift, the basis for determining loss is the fair market value. File my state taxes free The basis of an inherited quota is generally the fair market value of the quota at the time of the decedent's death. File my state taxes free Reduction of basis. File my state taxes free   You are required to reduce the basis of your tobacco quota by the following amounts. File my state taxes free Deductions you took for amortization, depletion, or depreciation. File my state taxes free Amounts you previously deducted as a loss because of a reduction in the number of pounds of tobacco allowable under the quota. File my state taxes free The entire cost of a purchased quota you deducted in an earlier year (which reduces your basis to zero). File my state taxes free Amount treated as interest. File my state taxes free   You must reduce your tobacco quota buyout program payment by the amount treated as interest. File my state taxes free The interest is reportable as ordinary income. File my state taxes free If payments total $3,000 or less, your total quota buyout program payment does not include any amount treated as interest and you are not required to reduce the total payment you receive. File my state taxes free   In all other cases, a portion of each payment may be treated as interest for federal tax purposes. File my state taxes free You may be required to reduce your total quota buyout program payment before you calculate your gain or loss. File my state taxes free For more information, see Notice 2005-57, 2005-32 I. File my state taxes free R. File my state taxes free B. File my state taxes free 267, available at www. File my state taxes free irs. File my state taxes free gov/irb/2005-32_IRB/ar13. File my state taxes free html. File my state taxes free Installment method. File my state taxes free   You may use the installment method to report a gain if you receive at least one payment after the close of your tax year. File my state taxes free Under the installment method, a portion of the gain is taken into account in each year in which a payment is received. File my state taxes free See chapter 10 for more information. File my state taxes free Capital or ordinary gain or loss. File my state taxes free   Whether your gain or loss is ordinary or capital depends on how you used the quota. File my state taxes free Quota used in the trade or business of farming. File my state taxes free   If you used the quota in the trade or business of farming and you held it for more than one year, you report the transaction as a section 1231 transaction on Form 4797. File my state taxes free See Section 1231 transactions in the Instructions for Form 4797 for detailed information on reporting section 1231 transactions. File my state taxes free Quota held for investment. File my state taxes free   If you held the quota for investment purposes, any gain or loss is capital gain or loss. File my state taxes free The same result also applies if you held the quota for the production of income, though not connected with a trade or business. File my state taxes free Gain treated as ordinary income. File my state taxes free   If you previously deducted any of the following items, some or all of the capital gain must be recharacterized and reported as ordinary income. File my state taxes free Any resulting capital gain is taxed as ordinary income up to the amount previously deducted. File my state taxes free The cost of acquiring a quota. File my state taxes free Amounts for amortization, depletion, or depreciation. File my state taxes free Amounts to reflect a reduction in the quota pounds. File my state taxes free   You should include the ordinary income on your return for the tax year even if you use the installment method to report the remainder of the gain. File my state taxes free Self-employment income. File my state taxes free   The tobacco quota buyout payments are not self-employment income. File my state taxes free Income averaging for farmers. File my state taxes free   The gain or loss resulting from the quota payments does not qualify for income averaging. File my state taxes free A tobacco quota is considered an interest in land. File my state taxes free Income averaging is not available for gain or loss arising from the sale or other disposition of land. File my state taxes free Involuntary conversion. File my state taxes free   The buyout of the tobacco quota is not an involuntary conversion. File my state taxes free Form 1099-S. File my state taxes free   A tobacco quota is considered an interest in land, so the USDA will generally report the total amount you receive under a contract on Form 1099-S, Proceeds From Real Estate Transactions, if the amount is $600 or more. File my state taxes free The USDA will generally report any portion of a payment treated as interest of $600 or more to you on Form 1099-INT, Interest Income, for the year in which the payment is made. File my state taxes free Like-kind exchange of quota. File my state taxes free   You may postpone reporting the gain or loss from tobacco quota buyout payments by entering into a like-kind exchange if you comply with the requirements of section 1031 and the regulations thereunder. File my state taxes free See Notice 2005-57 for more information. File my state taxes free Tobacco Growers Contract payments you receive are determined by reference to the amount of quota under which you produced (or planted) quota tobacco during the 2002, 2003, and 2004 tobacco marketing years and are prorated based on the number of years that you produced (or planted) quota tobacco during those years. File my state taxes free Taxation of payments to tobacco growers. File my state taxes free   Payments to growers replace ordinary income that would have been earned had the tobacco marketing quota and price support programs continued. File my state taxes free Individuals will generally report the payments as an Agricultural program payment on Schedule F. File my state taxes free If you are a landowner who does not materially participate in the operation or management of the farm and are receiving the grower payment because your farm rental income is based on the tobacco grown by a tenant, the grower payment should be reported on Form 4835. File my state taxes free Self-employment income. File my state taxes free   Payments to growers generally represent self-employment income. File my state taxes free If the grower is an individual carrying on a trade or business and deriving income (other than farm rental income properly reported on Form 4835) from that trade or business, the payments are net earnings from self-employment. File my state taxes free Income averaging for farmers. File my state taxes free   Payments to growers who are individuals qualify for farm income averaging. File my state taxes free Form 1099-G. File my state taxes free   If the amount received in a taxable year is $600 or more, the amount will generally be reported by the USDA on a Form 1099-G. File my state taxes free Other Payments You must include most other government program payments in income. File my state taxes free Fertilizer and Lime Include in income the value of fertilizer or lime you receive under a government program. File my state taxes free How to claim the offsetting deduction is explained under Fertilizer and Lime in chapter 4. File my state taxes free Improvements If government payments are based on improvements, such as a pollution control facility, you must include them in income. File my state taxes free You must also capitalize the full cost of the improvement. File my state taxes free Since you have included the payments in income, they do not reduce your basis. File my state taxes free However, see Cost-Sharing Exclusion (Improvements) , earlier, for additional information. File my state taxes free National Tobacco Growers' Settlement Trust Fund Payments If you are a producer, landowner, or tobacco quota owner who receives money from the National Tobacco Growers' Settlement Trust Fund, you must report those payments as income. File my state taxes free You should receive a Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, that shows the payment amount. File my state taxes free If you produce a tobacco crop, report the payments as income from farming on your Schedule F. File my state taxes free If you are a landowner or tobacco quota owner who leases tobacco-related property but you do not produce the crop, report the payments as farm rental income on Form 4835. File my state taxes free Payment to More Than One Person The USDA reports program payments to the IRS. File my state taxes free It reports a program payment intended for more than one person as having been paid to the person whose identification number is on record for that payment (payee of record). File my state taxes free If you, as the payee of record, receive a program payment belonging to someone else, such as your landlord, the amount belonging to the other person is a nominee distribution. File my state taxes free You should file Form 1099-G to report the identity of the actual recipient to the IRS. File my state taxes free You should also give this information to the recipient. File my state taxes free You can avoid the inconvenience of unnecessary inquiries about the identity of the recipient if you file this form. File my state taxes free Report the total amount reported to you as the payee of record on Schedule F, line 4a or 6a. File my state taxes free However, do not report as a taxable amount on line 4b or 6b any amount belonging to someone else. File my state taxes free See chapter 16 for information about ordering Form 1099-G. File my state taxes free Income From Cooperatives If you buy farm supplies through a cooperative, you may receive income from the cooperative in the form of patronage dividends (refunds). File my state taxes free If you sell your farm products through a cooperative, you may receive either patronage dividends or a per-unit retain certificate, explained later, from the cooperative. File my state taxes free Form 1099-PATR. File my state taxes free   The cooperative will report the income to you on Form 1099-PATR or a similar form and send a copy to the IRS. File my state taxes free Form 1099-PATR may also show an alternative minimum tax adjustment that you must include on Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals, if you are required to file the form. File my state taxes free For information on the alternative minimum tax, see the Instructions for Form 6251. File my state taxes free Patronage Dividends You generally report patronage dividends as income on Schedule F, lines 3a and 3b, for the tax year you receive them. File my state taxes free They include the following items. File my state taxes free Money paid as a patronage dividend, including cash advances received (for example, from a marketing cooperative). File my state taxes free The stated dollar value of qualified written notices of allocation. File my state taxes free The fair market value of other property. File my state taxes free Do not report as income on line 3b any patronage dividends you receive from expenditures that were not deductible, such as buying personal or family items, capital assets, or depreciable property. File my state taxes free You must reduce the cost or other basis of these items by the amount of such patronage dividends received. File my state taxes free Personal items include fuel purchased for personal use, basic local telephone service, and personal long distance calls. File my state taxes free If you cannot determine what the dividend is for, report it as income on lines 3a and 3b. File my state taxes free Qualified written notice of allocation. File my state taxes free   If you receive a qualified written notice of allocation as part of a patronage dividend, you must generally include its stated dollar value in your income on Schedule F, lines 3a and 3b, in the year you receive it. File my state taxes free A written notice of allocation is qualified if at least 20% of the patronage dividend is paid in money or by qualified check and either of the following conditions is met. File my state taxes free The notice must be redeemable in cash for at least 90 days after it is issued, and you must have received a written notice of your right of redemption at the same time as the written notice of allocation. File my state taxes free You must have agreed to include the stated dollar value in income in the year you receive the notice by doing one of the following. File my state taxes free Signing and giving a written agreement to the cooperative. File my state taxes free Getting or keeping membership in the cooperative after it adopted a bylaw providing that membership constitutes agreement. File my state taxes free The cooperative must notify you in writing of this bylaw and give you a copy. File my state taxes free Endorsing and cashing a qualified check paid as part of the same patronage dividend. File my state taxes free You must cash the check by the 90th day after the close of the payment period for the cooperative's tax year for which the patronage dividend was paid. File my state taxes free Qualified check. File my state taxes free   A qualified check is any instrument that is redeemable in money and meets both of the following requirements. File my state taxes free It is part of a patronage dividend that also includes a qualified written notice of allocation for which you met condition 2(c), above. File my state taxes free It is imprinted with a statement that endorsing and cashing it constitutes the payee's consent to include in income the stated dollar value of any written notices of allocation paid as part of the same patronage dividend. File my state taxes free Loss on redemption. File my state taxes free   You can deduct on Schedule F, Part II, any loss incurred on the redemption of a qualified written notice of allocation you received in the ordinary course of your farming business. File my state taxes free The loss is the difference between the stated dollar amount of the qualified written notice you included in income and the amount you received when you redeemed it. File my state taxes free Nonqualified notice of allocation. File my state taxes free   Do not include the stated dollar value of any nonqualified notice of allocation in income when you receive it. File my state taxes free Your basis in the notice is zero. File my state taxes free You must include in income for the tax year of disposition any amount you receive from its sale, redemption, or other disposition. File my state taxes free Report that amount, up to the stated dollar value of the notice, on Schedule F, lines 3a and 3b. File my state taxes free However, do not include that amount in your income if the notice resulted from buying or selling capital assets or depreciable property or from buying personal items, as explained in the following discussions. File my state taxes free   If the amount you receive is more than the stated dollar value of the notice, report the excess as the type of income it represents. File my state taxes free For example, if it represents interest income, report it on your return as interest. File my state taxes free Buying or selling capital assets or depreciable property. File my state taxes free   Do not include in income patronage dividends from buying capital assets or depreciable property used in your business. File my state taxes free You must, however, reduce the basis of these assets by the dividends. File my state taxes free This reduction is taken into account as of the first day of the tax year in which the dividends are received. File my state taxes free If the dividends are more than your unrecovered basis, reduce the unrecovered basis to zero and include the difference on Schedule F, line 3a, for the tax year you receive them. File my state taxes free   This rule and the exceptions explained below also apply to amounts you receive from the sale, redemption, or other disposition of a nonqualified notice of allocation that resulted from buying or selling capital assets or depreciable property. File my state taxes free Example. File my state taxes free On July 1, 2012, Mr. File my state taxes free Brown, a patron of a cooperative association, bought a machine for his dairy farm business from the association for $2,900. File my state taxes free The machine has a life of 7 years under MACRS (as provided in the Table of Class Lives and Recovery Periods in Appendix B of Publication 946, Depreciation and Amortization). File my state taxes free Mr. File my state taxes free Brown files his return on a calendar year basis. File my state taxes free For 2012, he claimed a depreciation deduction of $311, using the 10. File my state taxes free 71% depreciation rate from the 150% declining balance, half-year convention table (shown in Table A-14 in Appendix A of Publication 946). File my state taxes free On July 2, 2013, the cooperative association paid Mr. File my state taxes free Brown a $300 cash patronage dividend for buying the machine. File my state taxes free Mr. File my state taxes free Brown adjusts the basis of the machine and figures his depreciation deduction for 2013 (and later years) as follows. File my state taxes free Cost of machine on July 1, 2012 $2,900 Minus: 2012 depreciation $311     2013 cash dividend 300 611 Adjusted basis for  depreciation for 2013: $2,289 Depreciation rate: 1 ÷ 6½ (remaining recovery period as of 1/1/2012) = 15. File my state taxes free 38% × 1. File my state taxes free 5 = 23. File my state taxes free 07% Depreciation deduction for 2013 ($2,289 × 23. File my state taxes free 07%) $528 Exceptions. File my state taxes free   If the dividends are for buying or selling capital assets or depreciable property you did not own at any time during the year you received the dividends, you must include them on Schedule F, lines 3a and 3b, unless one of the following rules applies. File my state taxes free If the dividends relate to a capital asset you held for more than 1 year for which a loss was or would have been deductible, treat them as gain from the sale or exchange of a capital asset held for more than 1 year. File my state taxes free If the dividends relate to a capital asset for which a loss was not or would not have been deductible, do not report them as income (ordinary or capital gain). File my state taxes free   If the dividends are for selling capital assets or depreciable property during the year you received the dividends, treat them as an additional amount received on the sale. File my state taxes free Personal purchases. File my state taxes free   Because you cannot deduct the cost of personal, living, or family items, such as supplies, equipment, or services not related to the production of farm income, you can omit from the taxable amount of patronage dividends on Schedule F, line 3b, any dividends from buying those items (and you must reduce the cost or other basis of those items by the amount of the dividends). File my state taxes free This rule also applies to amounts you receive from the sale, redemption, or other disposition of a nonqualified written notice of allocation resulting from these purchases. File my state taxes free Per-Unit Retain Certificates A per-unit retain certificate is any written notice that shows the stated dollar amount of a per-unit retain allocation made to you by the cooperative. File my state taxes free A per-unit retain allocation is an amount paid to patrons for products sold for them that is fixed without regard to the net earnings of the cooperative. File my state taxes free These allocations can be paid in money, other property, or qualified certificates. File my state taxes free Per-unit retain certificates issued by a cooperative generally receive the same tax treatment as patronage dividends, discussed earlier. File my state taxes free Qualified certificates. File my state taxes free   Qualified per-unit retain certificates are those issued to patrons who have agreed to include the stated dollar amount of these certificates in income in the year of receipt. File my state taxes free The agreement may be made in writing or by getting or keeping membership in a cooperative whose bylaws or charter states that membership constitutes agreement. File my state taxes free If you receive qualified per-unit retain certificates, include the stated dollar amount of the certificates in income on Schedule F, lines 3a and 3b, for the tax year you receive them. File my state taxes free Nonqualified certificates. File my state taxes free   Do not include the stated dollar value of a nonqualified per-unit retain certificate in income when you receive it. File my state taxes free Your basis in the certificate is zero. File my state taxes free You must include in income any amount you receive from its sale, redemption, or other disposition. File my state taxes free Report the amount you receive from the disposition as ordinary income on Schedule F, lines 3a and 3b, for the tax year of disposition. File my state taxes free Cancellation of Debt This section explains the general rule for including canceled debt in income and the exceptions to the general rule. File my state taxes free For more information on canceled debt, see Publication 4681, Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments. File my state taxes free General Rule Generally, if your debt is canceled or forgiven, other than as a gift or bequest to you, you must include the canceled amount in gross income for tax purposes. File my state taxes free Discharge of qualified farm indebtedness (defined below) is one of the exceptions to the general rule. File my state taxes free It is excluded from taxable income (see Exclusions , later). File my state taxes free Report the canceled amount on Schedule F, line 8, if you incurred the debt in your farming business. File my state taxes free If the debt is a nonbusiness debt, report the canceled amount as other income on Form 1040, line 21. File my state taxes free Election to defer income from discharge of indebtedness. File my state taxes free   You can elect to defer income from a discharge of business indebtedness that occurred after 2008 and before 2011. File my state taxes free Generally, if the election is made, the deferred income is included in gross income ratably over a 5-year period beginning in 2014 (for calendar year taxpayers) and the exclusions listed below do not apply. File my state taxes free See IRC section 108(i) and Publication 4681 for details. File my state taxes free Form 1099-C. File my state taxes free   If a federal agency, financial institution, credit union, finance company, or credit card company cancels or forgives your debt of $600 or more, you will receive a Form 1099-C, Cancellation of Debt. File my state taxes free The amount of debt canceled is shown in box 2. File my state taxes free Exceptions The following discussion covers some exceptions to the general rule for canceled debt. File my state taxes free These exceptions apply before the exclusions discussed below. File my state taxes free Price reduced after purchase. File my state taxes free   If your purchase of property was financed by the seller and the seller reduces the amount of the debt at a time when you are not insolvent and the reduction does not occur in a chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the amount of the debt reduction will be treated as a reduction in the purchase price of the property. File my state taxes free Reduce your basis in the property by the amount of the reduction in the debt. File my state taxes free The rules that apply to bankruptcy and insolvency are explained below under Exclusions . File my state taxes free Deductible debt. File my state taxes free   You do not realize income from a canceled debt to the extent the payment of the debt would have been a deductible expense. File my state taxes free This exception applies before the price reduction exception discussed above and the bankruptcy and insolvency exclusions discussed next. File my state taxes free Example. File my state taxes free You get accounting services for your farm on credit. File my state taxes free Later, you have trouble paying your farm debts, but you are not bankrupt or insolvent. File my state taxes free Your accountant forgives part of the amount you owe for the accounting services. File my state taxes free How you treat the canceled debt depends on your method of accounting. File my state taxes free Cash method — You do not include the canceled debt in income because payment of the debt would have been deductible as a business expense. File my state taxes free Accrual method — You include the canceled debt in income because the expense was deductible when you incurred the debt. File my state taxes free Exclusions Do not include canceled debt in income in the following situations. File my state taxes free The cancellation takes place in a bankruptcy case under title 11 of the U. File my state taxes free S. File my state taxes free Code. File my state taxes free The cancellation takes place when you are insolvent. File my state taxes free The canceled debt is a qualified farm debt. File my state taxes free The canceled debt is a qualified real property business debt (in the case of a taxpayer other than a C corporation). File my state taxes free See Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business, chapter 5. File my state taxes free The canceled debt is qualified principal residence indebtedness which is discharged after 2006 and before 2014. File my state taxes free The exclusions do not apply in the following situations: If a canceled debt is excluded from income because it takes place in a bankruptcy case, the exclusions in situations (2), (3), (4), and (5) do not apply. File my state taxes free If a canceled debt is excluded from income because it takes place when you are insolvent, the exclusions in situations (3) and (4) do not apply to the extent you are insolvent. File my state taxes free If a canceled debt is excluded from income because it is qualified principal residence indebtedness, the exclusion in situation (2) does not apply unless you elect to apply situation (2) instead of the exclusion for qualified principal residence indebtedness. File my state taxes free See Form 982 , later, for information on how to claim an exclusion for a canceled debt. File my state taxes free Debt. File my state taxes free   For this discussion, debt includes any debt for which you are liable or that attaches to property you hold. File my state taxes free Bankruptcy and Insolvency You can exclude a canceled debt from income if you are bankrupt or to the extent you are insolvent. File my state taxes free Bankruptcy. File my state taxes free   A bankruptcy case is a case under title 11 of the U. File my state taxes free S. File my state taxes free Code if you are under the jurisdiction of the court and the cancellation of the debt is granted by the court or is the result of a plan approved by the court. File my state taxes free   Do not include debt canceled in a bankruptcy case in your income in the year it is canceled. File my state taxes free Instead, you must use the amount canceled to reduce your tax attributes, explained below under Reduction of tax attributes . File my state taxes free Insolvency. File my state taxes free   You are insolvent to the extent your liabilities are more than the fair market value of your assets immediately before the cancellation of debt. File my state taxes free   You can exclude canceled debt from gross income up to the amount by which you are insolvent. File my state taxes free If the canceled debt is more than this amount and the debt qualifies, you can apply the rules for qualified farm debt or qualified real property business debt to the difference. File my state taxes free Otherwise, you include the difference in gross income. File my state taxes free Use the amount excluded because of insolvency to reduce any tax attributes, as explained below under Reduction of tax attributes . File my state taxes free You must reduce the tax attributes under the insolvency rules before applying the rules for qualified farm debt or for qualified real property business debt. File my state taxes free Example. File my state taxes free You had a $15,000 debt that was not qualified principal residence debt canceled outside of bankruptcy. File my state taxes free Immediately before the cancellation, your liabilities totaled $80,000 and your assets totaled $75,000. File my state taxes free Since your liabilities were more than your assets, you were insolvent to the extent of $5,000 ($80,000 − $75,000). File my state taxes free You can exclude this amount from income. File my state taxes free The remaining canceled debt ($10,000) may be subject to the qualified farm debt or qualified real property business debt rules. File my state taxes free If not, you must include it in income. File my state taxes free Reduction of tax attributes. File my state taxes free   If you exclude canceled debt from income in a bankruptcy case or during insolvency, you must use the excluded debt to reduce certain tax attributes. File my state taxes free Order of reduction. File my state taxes free   You must use the excluded canceled debt to reduce the following tax attributes in the order listed unless you elect to reduce the basis of depreciable property first, as explained later. File my state taxes free Net operating loss (NOL). File my state taxes free Reduce any NOL for the tax year of the debt cancellation, and then any NOL carryover to that year. File my state taxes free Reduce the NOL or NOL carryover one dollar for each dollar of excluded canceled debt. File my state taxes free General business credit carryover. File my state taxes free Reduce the credit carryover to or from the tax year of the debt cancellation. File my state taxes free Reduce the carryover 331/3 cents for each dollar of excluded canceled debt. File my state taxes free Minimum tax credit. File my state taxes free Reduce the minimum tax credit available at the beginning of the tax year following the tax year of the debt cancellation. File my state taxes free Reduce the credit 331/3 cents for each dollar of excluded canceled debt. File my state taxes free Capital loss. File my state taxes free Reduce any net capital loss for the tax year of the debt cancellation, and then any capital loss carryover to that year. File my state taxes free Reduce the capital loss or loss carryover one dollar for each dollar of excluded canceled debt. File my state taxes free Basis. File my state taxes free Reduce the basis of the property you hold at the beginning of the tax year following the tax year of the debt cancellation in the following order. File my state taxes free Real property (except inventory) used in your trade or business or held for investment that secured the canceled debt. File my state taxes free Personal property (except inventory and accounts and notes receivable) used in your trade or business or held for investment that secured the canceled debt. File my state taxes free Other property (except inventory and accounts and notes receivable) used in your trade or business or held for investment. File my state taxes free Inventory and accounts and notes receivable. File my state taxes free Other property. File my state taxes free Reduce the basis one dollar for each dollar of excluded canceled debt. File my state taxes free However, the reduction cannot be more than the total basis of property and the amount of money you hold immediately after the debt cancellation minus your total liabilities immediately after the cancellation. File my state taxes free For allocation rules that apply to basis reductions for multiple canceled debts, see Regulations section 1. File my state taxes free 1017-1(b)(2). File my state taxes free Also see Electing to reduce the basis of depreciable property
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File my state taxes free Publication 51 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders Calendar Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 51 (Circular A), such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. File my state taxes free irs. File my state taxes free gov/pub51. File my state taxes free What's New Social security and Medicare tax for 2014. File my state taxes free  The social security tax rate is 6. File my state taxes free 2% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. File my state taxes free The social security wage base limit is $117,000. File my state taxes free The Medicare tax rate is 1. File my state taxes free 45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. File my state taxes free There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. File my state taxes free Social security and Medicare taxes apply to the wages of household workers you pay $1,900 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. File my state taxes free Withholding allowance. File my state taxes free  The 2014 amount for one withholding allowance on an annual basis is $3,950. File my state taxes free Change of responsible party. File my state taxes free  Beginning January 1, 2014, any entity with an employer identification number (EIN) must file Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party—Business, to report the latest change to its responsible party. File my state taxes free Form 8822-B must be filed within 60 days of the change. File my state taxes free If the change in the identity of your responsible party occurred before 2014, and you have not previously notified the IRS of the change, file Form 8822-B before March 1, 2014, reporting only the most recent change. File my state taxes free For a definition of "responsible party", see the Form 8822-B instructions. File my state taxes free Same-sex marriage. File my state taxes free  For federal tax purposes, individuals of the same sex are considered married if they were lawfully married in a state (or foreign country) whose laws authorize the marriage of two individuals of the same sex, even if the state (or foreign country) in which they now live does not recognize same-sex marriage. File my state taxes free For more information, see Revenue Ruling 2013-17, 2013-38 I. File my state taxes free R. File my state taxes free B. File my state taxes free 201, available at www. File my state taxes free irs. File my state taxes free gov/irb/2013-38_IRB/ar07. File my state taxes free html. File my state taxes free Notice 2013-61 provides special administrative procedures for employers to make claims for refund or adjustments of overpayments of social security and Medicare taxes with respect to certain same-sex spouse benefits before expiration of the period of limitations. File my state taxes free Notice 2013-61, 2013-44 I. File my state taxes free R. File my state taxes free B. File my state taxes free 432, is available at www. File my state taxes free irs. File my state taxes free gov/irb/2013-44_IRB/ar10. File my state taxes free html. File my state taxes free Reminders Additional Medicare Tax withholding. File my state taxes free  In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. File my state taxes free 45%, you must withhold a 0. File my state taxes free 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. File my state taxes free You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. File my state taxes free Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. File my state taxes free There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. File my state taxes free All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold. File my state taxes free For more information on what wages are subject to Medicare tax, see the chart, Special Rules for Various Types of Services and Payments, in section 15 of Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. File my state taxes free For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. File my state taxes free gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. File my state taxes free Work opportunity tax credit for qualified tax-exempt organizations hiring qualified veterans. File my state taxes free  The work opportunity tax credit is available for eligible unemployed veterans who begin work on or after November 22, 2011, and before January 1, 2014. File my state taxes free Qualified tax-exempt organizations that hire eligible unemployed veterans can claim the work opportunity tax credit against their payroll tax liability using Form 5884-C, Work Opportunity Credit for Qualified Tax-Exempt Organizations Hiring Qualified Veterans. File my state taxes free For more information, visit IRS. File my state taxes free gov and enter “work opportunity tax credit” in the search box. File my state taxes free Outsourcing payroll duties. File my state taxes free  Employers are responsible to ensure that tax returns are filed and deposits and payments are made, even if the employer contracts with a third party to perform these acts. File my state taxes free The employer remains responsible if the third party fails to perform any required action. File my state taxes free If you choose to outsource any of your payroll and related tax duties (that is, withholding, reporting, and paying over social security, Medicare, FUTA, and income taxes) to a third-party payer such as a payroll service provider or reporting agent, visit IRS. File my state taxes free gov and enter “outsourcing payroll duties” in the search box for helpful information on this topic. File my state taxes free COBRA premium assistance credit. File my state taxes free  The credit for COBRA premium assistance payments applies to premiums paid for employees involuntarily terminated between September 1, 2008, and May 31, 2010, and to premiums paid for up to 15 months. File my state taxes free For more information, see COBRA premium assistance credit under Introduction. File my state taxes free Compensation paid to H-2A foreign agricultural workers. File my state taxes free  Report compensation of $600 or more paid to foreign agricultural workers who entered the country on H-2A visas in box 1 of Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. File my state taxes free Compensation paid to H-2A workers for agricultural labor performed in connection with this visa is not subject to social security and Medicare taxes, and therefore should not be reported as wages subject to social security tax (line 2), Medicare tax (line 4), or Additional Medicare Tax withholding (line 6) on Form 943, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees, and should not be reported as social security wages (box 3) or Medicare wages (box 5) on Form W-2. File my state taxes free On Form W-2, do not check box 13 (Statutory employee), as H-2A workers are not statutory employees. File my state taxes free An employer is not required to withhold federal income tax from compensation it pays an H-2A worker for agricultural labor performed in connection with this visa unless the worker asks for withholding and the employer agrees. File my state taxes free In that case, the worker must give the employer a completed Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. File my state taxes free Federal income tax withheld should be reported on Form 943, line 8, and in box 2 of Form W-2. File my state taxes free These reporting rules apply when the H-2A worker provides his or her taxpayer identification number (TIN) to the employer. File my state taxes free For the rules relating to backup withholding and reporting when the H-2A worker does not provide a TIN, see the Instructions for Form 1099-MISC and the Instructions for Form 945. File my state taxes free Additional employment tax information. File my state taxes free  Visit the IRS website at www. File my state taxes free irs. File my state taxes free gov/businesses and click on Employment Taxes under Businesses Topics. File my state taxes free For employment tax information by telephone, call 1-800-829-4933 or 1-800-829-4059 (TDD/TTY for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability) Monday–Friday from 7:00 a. File my state taxes free m. File my state taxes free –7:00 p. File my state taxes free m. File my state taxes free local time (Alaska and Hawaii follow Pacific time). File my state taxes free Additionally, you can call IRS TeleTax at 1-800-829-4477 for recorded information by topic. File my state taxes free Disregarded entities and qualified subchapter S subsidiaries (QSubs). File my state taxes free  Eligible single-owner disregarded entities and QSubs are treated as separate entities for employment tax purposes. File my state taxes free Eligible single-member entities that have not elected to be taxed as corporations must report and pay employment taxes on wages paid to their employees using the entities' own names and EINs. File my state taxes free See Regulations sections 1. File my state taxes free 1361-4(a)(7) and 301. File my state taxes free 7701-2(c)(2)(iv). File my state taxes free Differential wage payments. File my state taxes free  Qualified differential wage payments made by employers to individuals serving in the Armed Forces after 2008 are subject to income tax withholding but not social security, Medicare, or FUTA taxes. File my state taxes free For more information, see Publication 15 (Circular E). File my state taxes free Federal tax deposits must be made by electronic funds transfer. File my state taxes free  You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. File my state taxes free Generally, electronic fund transfers are made using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). File my state taxes free If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make electronic deposits on your behalf. File my state taxes free Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. File my state taxes free EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. File my state taxes free Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. File my state taxes free For more information on making federal tax deposits, see How To Deposit in section 7. File my state taxes free To get more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit www. File my state taxes free eftps. File my state taxes free gov or call 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). File my state taxes free Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: A Guide To Getting Started. File my state taxes free Electronic filing and payment. File my state taxes free  Now, more than ever before, businesses can enjoy the benefits of filing tax returns and paying their taxes electronically. File my state taxes free Whether you rely on a tax professional or handle your own taxes, the IRS offers you convenient programs to make it easier. File my state taxes free Spend less time and worry on taxes and more time running your business. File my state taxes free Use e-file and the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to your benefit. File my state taxes free For e-file, visit the IRS website at www. File my state taxes free irs. File my state taxes free gov/efile for additional information. File my state taxes free For EFTPS, visit www. File my state taxes free eftps. File my state taxes free gov or call EFTPS Customer Service at 1-800-555-4477 (business), 1-800-316-6541 (individual), or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD) for additional information. File my state taxes free For electronic filing of Form W-2, visit www. File my state taxes free socialsecurity. File my state taxes free gov/employer. File my state taxes free If you are filing your tax return or paying your federal taxes electronically, a valid EIN is required. File my state taxes free If a valid EIN is not provided, the return or payment will not be processed. File my state taxes free This may result in penalties and delays in processing your return or payment. File my state taxes free Electronic funds withdrawal (EFW). File my state taxes free  If you file Form 943 electronically, you can e-file and e-pay (electronic funds withdrawal) the balance due in a single step using tax preparation software or through a tax professional. File my state taxes free However, do not use EFW to make federal tax deposits. File my state taxes free For more information on paying your taxes using EFW, visit the IRS website at www. File my state taxes free irs. File my state taxes free gov/e-pay. File my state taxes free A fee may be charged to file electronically. File my state taxes free Credit or debit card payments. File my state taxes free   Employers can pay the balance due shown on Form 943 by credit or debit card. File my state taxes free Do not use a credit or debit card to make federal tax deposits. File my state taxes free For more information on paying your taxes with a credit or debit card, visit the IRS website at www. File my state taxes free irs. File my state taxes free gov/e-pay. File my state taxes free When you hire a new employee. File my state taxes free  Ask each new employee to complete the 2014 Form W-4 or its Spanish version, Formulario W-4(SP), Certificado de Exención de Retenciones del Empleado. File my state taxes free Also, ask the employee to show you his or her social security card so that you can record the employee's name and social security number accurately. File my state taxes free If the employee has lost the card or recently changed names, have the employee apply for a duplicate or corrected card. File my state taxes free If the employee does not have a card, have the employee apply for one on Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. File my state taxes free See section 1 for more information. File my state taxes free Eligibility for employment. File my state taxes free  You must verify that each new employee is legally eligible to work in the United States. File my state taxes free This includes completing the U. File my state taxes free S. File my state taxes free Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. File my state taxes free You can get the form from USCIS offices or by calling 1-800-870-3676. File my state taxes free Contact the USCIS at 1-800-375-5283, or visit the USCIS website at www. File my state taxes free uscis. File my state taxes free gov for more information. File my state taxes free New hire reporting. File my state taxes free   You are required to report any new employee to a designated state new-hire registry. File my state taxes free A new employee is an employee who has not previously been employed by you or was previously employed by you but has been separated from such prior employment for at least 60 consecutive days. File my state taxes free Many states accept a copy of Form W-4 with employer information added. File my state taxes free Visit the Office of Child Support Enforcement's website at www. File my state taxes free acf. File my state taxes free hhs. File my state taxes free gov/programs/cse/newhire for more information. File my state taxes free Dishonored payments. File my state taxes free  Any form of payment that is dishonored and returned from a financial institution is subject to a penalty. File my state taxes free The penalty is $25 or 2% of the payment, whichever is more. File my state taxes free However, the penalty on dishonored payments of $24. File my state taxes free 99 or less is an amount equal to the payment. File my state taxes free For example, a dishonored payment of $18 is charged a penalty of $18. File my state taxes free Forms in Spanish. File my state taxes free  You can provide Formulario W-4(SP) in place of Form W-4 to your Spanish-speaking employees. File my state taxes free For more information, see Publicación 17(SP), El Impuesto Federal sobre los Ingresos (Para Personas Físicas). File my state taxes free For nonemployees, Formulario W-9(SP), Solicitud y Certificación del Número de Identificación del Contribuyente, may be used in place of Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification. File my state taxes free References in this publication to Form W-4 or Form W-9 also apply to their equivalent Spanish translations—Formulario W-4(SP) or Formulario W-9(SP). File my state taxes free Information returns. File my state taxes free  You may be required to file information returns to report certain types of payments made during the year. File my state taxes free For example, you must file Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, to report payments of $600 or more to persons not treated as employees (for example, independent contractors) for services performed for your trade or business. File my state taxes free For details about filing Forms 1099 and for information about required electronic filing, see the General Instructions for Certain Information Returns for general information and the separate, specific instructions for each information return that you file (for example, Instructions for Form 1099-MISC). File my state taxes free Generally, do not use Forms 1099 to report wages or other compensation that you paid to employees; report these amounts on Form W-2. File my state taxes free See the General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3 for details about filing Forms W-2 and for information about required electronic filing. File my state taxes free If you file 250 or more Forms W-2, you must file them electronically. File my state taxes free SSA will not accept Forms W-2 and W-3 filed on any magnetic media. File my state taxes free Information reporting customer service site. File my state taxes free  The IRS operates the Enterprise Computing Center—Martinsburg, a centralized customer service site, to answer questions about reporting on Forms W-2, W-3, 1099, and other information returns. File my state taxes free If you have questions related to reporting on information returns, you may call 1-866-455-7438 (toll free), 304-263-8700 (toll call), or 304-267-3367 (TDD/TTY for persons who are deaf, heard of hearing, or have a speech disability). File my state taxes free The call site can also be reached by email at mccirp@irs. File my state taxes free gov. File my state taxes free Do not include tax identification numbers (TINs) or attachments in email correspondence because electronic mail is not secure. File my state taxes free Web-based application for an employer identification number (EIN). File my state taxes free  You can apply for an employer identification number (EIN) online by visiting IRS. File my state taxes free gov and clicking on the Apply for an EIN Online link under Tools. File my state taxes free When a crew leader furnishes workers to you. File my state taxes free  Record the crew leader's name, address, and EIN. File my state taxes free See sections 2 and 10. File my state taxes free Change of address. File my state taxes free  Use Form 8822-B to notify the IRS of an address change. File my state taxes free Do not mail form 8822-B with your employment tax return. File my state taxes free Ordering forms and publications. File my state taxes free  You can order your 2013 and 2014 employment tax and information return forms, instructions, and publications online at www. File my state taxes free irs. File my state taxes free gov/businesses. File my state taxes free Click on the Online Ordering for Information Returns and Employer Returns. File my state taxes free You can also visit www. File my state taxes free irs. File my state taxes free gov/formspubs to download other forms and publications. File my state taxes free Instead of ordering paper Forms W-2 and W-3, consider filing them electronically using the Social Security Administration's (SSA) free e-file service. File my state taxes free Visit the SSA's Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information website at  www. File my state taxes free socialsecurity. File my state taxes free gov/employer, to register for Business Services Online. File my state taxes free You will be able to create and file “fill-in” versions of Forms W-2 with SSA and can print out completed copies of Forms W-2 for filing with state and local governments, distribution to your employees, and for your records. File my state taxes free Form W-3 will be created for you based on your Forms W-2. File my state taxes free Tax Questions. File my state taxes free   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. File my state taxes free gov or call 1-800-829-4933 (businesses), 1-800-829-1040 (individuals), or 1-800-829-4059 (TDD/TTY for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability) Monday–Friday from 7:00 a. File my state taxes free m. File my state taxes free –7:00 p. File my state taxes free m. File my state taxes free local time (Alaska and Hawaii follow Pacific time). File my state taxes free We cannot answer tax questions sent to the address provided later for comments and suggestions. File my state taxes free Recordkeeping. File my state taxes free  Keep all records of employment taxes for at least 4 years. File my state taxes free These should be available for IRS review. File my state taxes free Your records should include the following information. File my state taxes free Your employer identification number (EIN). File my state taxes free Amounts and dates of all wage, annuity, and pension payments. File my state taxes free Names, addresses, social security numbers, and occupations of employees and recipients. File my state taxes free Any employee copies of Forms W-2 and W-2c returned to you as undeliverable. File my state taxes free Dates of employment for each employee. File my state taxes free Periods for which employees and recipients were paid while absent due to sickness or injury and the amount and weekly rate of payments you or third-party payers made to them. File my state taxes free Copies of employees' and recipients' income tax withholding allowance certificates (Forms W-4, W-4(SP), W-4P, and W-4S). File my state taxes free Dates and amounts of tax deposits you made and acknowledgment numbers for deposits made by EFTPS. File my state taxes free Copies of returns filed and confirmation numbers. File my state taxes free Records of fringe benefits and expense reimbursements provided to your employees, including substantiation. File my state taxes free If a crew leader furnished you with farmworkers, you must keep a record of the name, permanent mailing address, and EIN of the crew leader. File my state taxes free If the crew leader has no permanent mailing address, record his or her present address. File my state taxes free Private delivery services. File my state taxes free  You can use certain private delivery services designated by the IRS to send tax returns and payments. File my state taxes free The list includes only the following. File my state taxes free DHL Express (DHL): DHL Same Day Service. File my state taxes free Federal Express (FedEx): FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx 2Day, FedEx International Priority, and FedEx International First. File my state taxes free United Parcel Service (UPS): UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A. File my state taxes free M. File my state taxes free , UPS Worldwide Express Plus, and UPS Worldwide Express. File my state taxes free For the IRS mailing address to use if you are using a private delivery service, go to IRS. File my state taxes free gov and enter "private delivery service" in the search box. File my state taxes free Your private delivery service can tell you how to get written proof of the mailing date. File my state taxes free Private delivery services cannot deliver items to P. File my state taxes free O. File my state taxes free boxes. File my state taxes free You must use the U. File my state taxes free S. File my state taxes free Postal Service to mail any item to an IRS P. File my state taxes free O. File my state taxes free box address. File my state taxes free Photographs of missing children. File my state taxes free  The IRS is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. File my state taxes free Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. File my state taxes free You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. File my state taxes free Calendar The following are important dates and responsibilities. File my state taxes free See section 7 for information about depositing taxes reported on Forms 941, 943, 944, and 945. File my state taxes free Also see Publication 509, Tax Calendars. File my state taxes free   If any date shown below for filing a return, furnishing a form, or depositing taxes falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the next business day. File my state taxes free A statewide legal holiday delays a filing due date only if the IRS office where you are required to file is located in that state. 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