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Filing Amended Tax Return 2013

Filing amended tax return 2013 Publication 908 - Main Content Table of Contents Bankruptcy Code Tax Compliance RequirementsTax Returns Due for Periods Ending Before the Bankruptcy Filing in Chapter 13 Cases Tax Returns Due After the Bankruptcy Filing Individuals in Chapter 12 or 13 Individuals in Chapter 7 or 11Debtor's Election To End Tax Year – Form 1040 Taxes and the Bankruptcy Estate Bankruptcy Estate – Income, Deductions, and Credits Tax Reporting – Chapter 11 Cases Bankruptcy Estate Tax Return Filing Requirements and Payment of Tax Due Tax Return Example – Form 1041 Partnerships and CorporationsFiling Requirements Partnerships Corporations Receiverships Determination of TaxPrompt Determination Requests Court Jurisdiction Over Tax MattersBankruptcy Court Tax Court Federal Tax ClaimsUnsecured Tax Claims Discharge of Unpaid Tax Debt CancellationExclusions Reduction of Tax Attributes Partnerships Corporations Tax Attribute Reduction Example How To Get Tax HelpTaxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). Filing amended tax return 2013 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Filing amended tax return 2013 Bankruptcy Code Tax Compliance Requirements Tax Returns Due for Periods Ending Before the Bankruptcy Filing in Chapter 13 Cases The Bankruptcy Code requires chapter 13 debtors to file all required tax returns for tax periods ending within 4 years of the debtor's bankruptcy filing. Filing amended tax return 2013 All such federal tax returns must be filed with the IRS before the date first set for the first meeting of creditors. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor may request the trustee to hold the meeting open for an additional 120 days to enable the debtor to file the returns (or until the day the returns are due under an automatic IRS extension, if later). Filing amended tax return 2013 After notice and hearing, the bankruptcy court may extend the period for another 30 days. Filing amended tax return 2013 Failure to timely file the returns can prevent confirmation of a chapter 13 plan and result in either dismissal of the chapter 13 case or conversion to a chapter 7 case. Filing amended tax return 2013 Note. Filing amended tax return 2013 Individual debtors should use their home address when filing Form 1040 with the IRS. Filing amended tax return 2013 Returns should not be filed “in care of” the trustee's address. Filing amended tax return 2013 Ordering tax transcripts and copies of returns. Filing amended tax return 2013   Trustees may require the debtor to submit copies or transcripts of the debtor's returns as proof of filing. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor can request free transcripts of the debtor's income tax returns by filing Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return, with the IRS or by placing a request on the IRS's free Automated Delivery Service (ADS), available by calling 1-800-829-1040. Filing amended tax return 2013 If requested through ADS, the transcript will be mailed to the debtor's most current address according to the IRS's records. Filing amended tax return 2013 Transcripts requested using Form 4506-T may be mailed to any address, including to the attention of the trustee in the debtor's bankruptcy case. Filing amended tax return 2013 Transcripts are normally mailed within 10 to 15 days of receipt of the request by the IRS. Filing amended tax return 2013 A transcript contains most of the information on the debtor's filed return, but it is not a copy of the return. Filing amended tax return 2013 To request a copy of the debtor's filed return, file Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return. Filing amended tax return 2013 It may take up to 60 days for the IRS to provide the copies after receipt of the debtor's request, and there is a fee of $57. Filing amended tax return 2013 00 per tax return for copies of the returns. Filing amended tax return 2013 Tax Returns Due After the Bankruptcy Filing For debtors filing bankruptcy under all chapters (chapters 7, 11, 12, or 13), the Bankruptcy Code provides that if the debtor does not file a tax return that becomes due after the commencement of the bankruptcy case, or obtain an extension for filing the return before the due date, the taxing authority may request that the bankruptcy court either dismiss the case or convert the case to a case under another chapter of the Bankruptcy Code. Filing amended tax return 2013 If the debtor does not file the required return or obtain an extension within 90 days after the request is made, the bankruptcy court must dismiss or convert the case. Filing amended tax return 2013 Tax returns and payment of taxes in chapter 11 cases. Filing amended tax return 2013   The Bankruptcy Code provides that a chapter 11 debtor's failure to timely file tax returns and pay taxes owed after the date of the “order for relief” (the bankruptcy petition date in voluntary cases) is cause for dismissal of the chapter 11 case, conversion to a chapter 7 case, or appointment of a chapter 11 trustee. Filing amended tax return 2013 Disclosure of debtor's return information to trustee. Filing amended tax return 2013   In bankruptcy cases filed under chapter 7 or 11 by individuals, the debtor's income tax returns for the year the bankruptcy case begins and for earlier years are, upon written request, open to inspection by or disclosure to the trustee. Filing amended tax return 2013 If the bankruptcy case was not voluntary, disclosure cannot be made before the bankruptcy court has entered an order for relief, unless the court rules that the disclosure is needed for determining whether relief should be ordered. Filing amended tax return 2013    In bankruptcy cases other than those of individuals filing under chapter 7 or 11, the debtor's income tax returns for the current and prior years are, upon written request, open to inspection by or disclosure to the trustee, but only if the IRS finds that the trustee has a material interest that will be affected by information on the return. Filing amended tax return 2013 Material interest is generally defined as a financial or monetary interest. Filing amended tax return 2013 Material interest is not limited to the trustee's responsibility to file a return on behalf of the bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013   However, the U. Filing amended tax return 2013 S. Filing amended tax return 2013 Trustee (an officer of the Department of Justice, responsible for maintaining and supervising a panel of private trustees for chapter 7 bankruptcy cases) and the standing chapter 13 trustee (the administrator of chapter 13 cases in a specific geographic region) generally do not have a material interest in the debtor’s return or return information. Filing amended tax return 2013 Disclosure of bankruptcy estate's return information to debtor. Filing amended tax return 2013    The bankruptcy estate's tax return(s) are open, upon written request, to inspection by or disclosure to the individual debtor in a chapter 7 or 11 bankruptcy. Filing amended tax return 2013 Disclosure of the estate's return to the debtor may be necessary to enable the debtor to determine the amount and nature of the tax attributes, if any, that the debtor assumes when the bankruptcy estate terminates. Filing amended tax return 2013 Individuals in Chapter 12 or 13 Only individuals may file a chapter 13 bankruptcy. Filing amended tax return 2013 Chapter 13 relief is not available to corporations or partnerships. Filing amended tax return 2013 The bankruptcy estate is not treated as a separate entity for tax purposes when an individual files a petition under chapter 12 (Adjustment of Debts of a Family Farmer or Fisherman with Regular Annual Income) or 13 (Adjustment of Debts of an Individual with Regular Income) of the Bankruptcy Code. Filing amended tax return 2013 In these cases the individual continues to file the same federal income tax returns that were filed prior to the bankruptcy petition, Form 1040, U. Filing amended tax return 2013 S. Filing amended tax return 2013 Individual Income Tax Return. Filing amended tax return 2013 On the debtor's individual tax return, Form 1040, report all income received during the entire year and deduct all allowable expenses. Filing amended tax return 2013 Do not include in income the amount from any debt canceled due to the debtor's bankruptcy. Filing amended tax return 2013 To the extent the debtor has any losses, credits, or basis in property that were previously reduced as a result of canceled debt, these reductions must be included on the debtor's return. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Debt Cancellation, later. Filing amended tax return 2013 Interest on trust accounts in chapter 13 cases. Filing amended tax return 2013   In chapter 13 proceedings, do not include interest earned on amounts held by the trustee in trust accounts as income on the debtor's return. Filing amended tax return 2013 This interest is not available to either the debtor or creditors, it is available only to the trustee for use by the U. Filing amended tax return 2013 S. Filing amended tax return 2013 Trustee system. Filing amended tax return 2013 The interest is also not taxable to the trustee as income. Filing amended tax return 2013 Individuals in Chapter 7 or 11 When an individual debtor files for bankruptcy under chapter 7 or 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, the bankruptcy estate is treated as a new taxable entity, separate from the individual taxpayer. Filing amended tax return 2013 The bankruptcy estate in a chapter 7 case is represented by a trustee. Filing amended tax return 2013 The trustee is appointed to administer the estate and liquidate any nonexempt assets. Filing amended tax return 2013 In chapter 11 cases, the debtor often remains in control of the assets as a “debtor-in-possession” and acts as the bankruptcy trustee. Filing amended tax return 2013 However, the bankruptcy court, for cause, may appoint a trustee if such appointment is in the best interests of the creditors and the estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 During the chapter 7 or 11 bankruptcy, the debtor continues to file an individual tax return on Form 1040. Filing amended tax return 2013 The bankruptcy trustee files a Form 1041 for the bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 However, when a debtor in a chapter 11 bankruptcy case remains a debtor-in-possession, he or she must file both a Form 1040 individual return and a Form 1041 estate return for the bankruptcy estate (if return filing requirements are met). Filing amended tax return 2013 Although a husband and wife may file a joint bankruptcy petition whose bankruptcy estates are jointly administered, the estates are be treated as two separate entities for tax purposes. Filing amended tax return 2013 Two separate bankruptcy estate income tax returns must be filed (if each spouse separately meets the filing requirements). Filing amended tax return 2013 For information about determining the tax due and paying tax for a chapter 7 or 11 bankruptcy estate, see Bankruptcy Estate Tax Return Filing Requirements and Payment of Tax Due, later. Filing amended tax return 2013 Debtor's Election To End Tax Year – Form 1040 Short tax years. Filing amended tax return 2013   An individual debtor in a chapter 7 or 11 case may elect to close the debtor's tax year for the year in which the bankruptcy petition is filed, as of the day before the date on which the bankruptcy case commences. Filing amended tax return 2013 If the debtor makes this election, the debtor's tax year is divided into 2 short tax years of less than 12 months each. Filing amended tax return 2013 The first tax year ends on the day before the commencement date and the second tax year begins on the commencement date. Filing amended tax return 2013   If the election is made, the debtor's federal income tax liability for the first short tax year becomes an allowable claim against the bankruptcy estate arising before the bankruptcy filing. Filing amended tax return 2013 Also, the tax liability for the first short tax year is not subject to discharge under the Bankruptcy Code. Filing amended tax return 2013    If the debtor does not make an election to end the tax year, the commencement of the bankruptcy case does not affect the debtor's tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 Also, no part of the debtor's income tax liability for the year in which the bankruptcy case commences can be collected from the bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 Note. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor cannot make a short tax year election if no assets, other than exempt property, are in the bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 Making the Election - Filing Requirements First short tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013   The debtor can elect to end the debtor's tax year by filing a return on Form 1040 for the first short tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 The return must be filed on or before the 15th day of the fourth full month after the end of that first tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 Second short tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013   If the debtor elects to end the tax year on the day before filing the bankruptcy case, the debtor must file the return for the first short tax year in the manner discussed above. Filing amended tax return 2013   If the debtor makes this election, the debtor must also file a separate Form 1040 for the second short tax year by the regular due date. Filing amended tax return 2013 To avoid delays in processing the return, write “Second Short Year Return After Section 1398 Election” at the top of the return. Filing amended tax return 2013 Example. Filing amended tax return 2013 Jane Doe, an individual calendar year taxpayer, filed a bankruptcy petition under chapter 7 or 11 on May 8, 2012. Filing amended tax return 2013 If Jane elected to close her tax year at the commencement of her case, Jane's first short year for 2012 runs from January 1 through May 7, 2012. Filing amended tax return 2013 Jane's second short year runs from May 8, 2012, through December 31, 2012. Filing amended tax return 2013 To have a timely filed election for the first short year, Jane must file Form 1040 (or an extension of time to file) for the period January 1 through May 7 by September 15. Filing amended tax return 2013 To avoid delays in processing the return, write “Section 1398 Election” at the top of the return. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor may also make the election by attaching a statement to Form 4868, Automatic Extension of Time to File an U. Filing amended tax return 2013 S. Filing amended tax return 2013 Individual Tax Return. Filing amended tax return 2013 The statement must state that the debtor elects under IRC section 1398(d)(2) to close the debtor's tax year on the day before filing the bankruptcy case. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor must file Form 4868 by the due date of the return for the first short tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor's spouse may also elect to close his or her tax year, see Election by debtor's spouse, below. Filing amended tax return 2013 Election by debtor's spouse. Filing amended tax return 2013   If the debtor is married, the debtor's spouse may join in the election to end the tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 If the debtor and spouse make a joint election, the debtor must file a joint return for the first short tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor must elect by the due date for filing the return for the first short tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 Once the election is made, it cannot be revoked for the first short tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 However, the election does not prevent the debtor and the spouse from filing separate returns for the second short tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 Later bankruptcy of spouse. Filing amended tax return 2013    If the debtor's spouse files for bankruptcy later in the same year, he or she may also choose to end his or her tax year, regardless of whether he or she joined in the election to end the debtor's tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013   As each spouse has a separate bankruptcy, one or both of them may have 3 short tax years in the same calendar year. Filing amended tax return 2013 If the debtor's spouse joined the debtor's election or if the debtor had not made the election to end the tax year, the debtor can join in the spouse's election. Filing amended tax return 2013 However, if the debtor made an election and the spouse did not join that election, the debtor cannot then join the spouse's later election. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor and the spouse are precluded from this election because they have different tax years. Filing amended tax return 2013 This results because the debtor does not have a tax year ending the day before the spouse's filing for bankruptcy, and the debtor cannot file a joint return for a year ending on the day before the spouse's filing of bankruptcy. Filing amended tax return 2013 Example 1. Filing amended tax return 2013 Paul and Mary Harris are calendar-year taxpayers. Filing amended tax return 2013 Paul's voluntary chapter 7 bankruptcy case begins on March 4. Filing amended tax return 2013 If Paul does not make an election, his tax year does not end on March 3. Filing amended tax return 2013 If he makes an election, Paul's first tax year is January 1–March 3, and his second tax year begins on March 4. Filing amended tax return 2013 Mary could join in Paul's election as long as they file a joint return for the tax year January 1–March 3. Filing amended tax return 2013 They must make the election by July 15, the due date for filing the joint return. Filing amended tax return 2013 Example 2. Filing amended tax return 2013 Fred and Ethel Barnes are calendar-year taxpayers. Filing amended tax return 2013 Fred's voluntary chapter 7 bankruptcy case begins on May 6, and Ethel's bankruptcy case begins on November 1 of the same year. Filing amended tax return 2013 Ethel could elect to end her tax year on October 31. Filing amended tax return 2013 If Fred did not elect to end his tax year on May 5, or if he elected to do so but Ethel had not joined in his election, Ethel would have 2 tax years in the same calendar year if she decided to close her tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 Her first tax year is January 1–October 31, and her second year is November 1–December 31. Filing amended tax return 2013 If Fred did not end his tax year as of May 5, he could join in Ethel's election to close her tax year on October 31, but only if they file a joint return for the tax year January 1–October 31. Filing amended tax return 2013 If Fred elected to end his tax year on May 5, but Ethel did not join in Fred's election, Fred cannot join in Ethel's election to end her tax year on October 31. Filing amended tax return 2013 Fred and Ethel cannot file a joint return for that short tax year because their tax years preceding October 31 were not the same. Filing amended tax return 2013 Example 3. Filing amended tax return 2013 Jack and Karen Thomas are calendar-year taxpayers. Filing amended tax return 2013 Karen's voluntary chapter 7 bankruptcy case began on April 10, and Jack's voluntary chapter 7 bankruptcy case began on October 3 of the same year. Filing amended tax return 2013 Karen elected to close her tax year on April 9 and Jack joins in Karen's election. Filing amended tax return 2013 Under these facts, Jack would have 3 tax years for the same calendar year if he makes the election relating to his own bankruptcy case. Filing amended tax return 2013 The first tax year would be January 1–April 9; the second, April 10–October 2; and the third, October 3–December 31. Filing amended tax return 2013 Karen may join in Jack's election if they file a joint return for the second short tax year (April 10–October 2). Filing amended tax return 2013 If Karen does join in, she would have the same 3 short tax years as Jack. Filing amended tax return 2013 Also, if Karen joins in Jack's election, they may file a joint return for the third tax year (October 3–December 31), but they are not required to do so. Filing amended tax return 2013 Annualizing taxable income. Filing amended tax return 2013   If the debtor elects to close the tax year, the debtor must annualize taxable income for each short tax year in the same manner a change in annual accounting period is calculated. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Short Tax Year in Publication 538, for information on how to annualize the debtor's income and to figure the tax for the short tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 Dismissal of bankruptcy case. Filing amended tax return 2013   If the bankruptcy court later dismisses an individual chapter 7 or 11 case, the bankruptcy estate is no longer treated as a separate taxable entity. Filing amended tax return 2013 It is as if no bankruptcy estate was created for tax purposes. Filing amended tax return 2013 In this situation, the debtor must file amended tax returns on Form 1040X, to replace all full or short year individual returns (Form 1040) and bankruptcy estate returns (Form 1041) filed as a result of the bankruptcy case. Filing amended tax return 2013 Income, deductions, and credits previously reported by the bankruptcy estate must be reported on the debtor's amended returns. Filing amended tax return 2013 Attach a statement to the amended returns explaining why the debtor is filing an amended return. Filing amended tax return 2013 Taxes and the Bankruptcy Estate Property of the bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013   At the commencement of a bankruptcy case a bankruptcy estate is created. Filing amended tax return 2013 Bankruptcy law determines which of the debtor's assets become part of a bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 This estate generally includes all of the debtor's legal and equitable interests in property as of the commencement date. Filing amended tax return 2013 However, there are exceptions and certain property is exempted or excluded from the bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 Note. Filing amended tax return 2013 Exempt property and abandoned property are initially part of the bankruptcy estate, but are subsequently removed from the estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 Excluded property is never included in the estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 Transfer of assets between debtor and bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013   The transfer (other than by sale or exchange) of an asset from the debtor to the bankruptcy estate is not treated as a disposition for income tax purposes. Filing amended tax return 2013 The transfer does not result in gain or loss, acceleration of income or deductions, or recapture of deductions or credits. Filing amended tax return 2013 For example, the transfer of an installment obligation to the estate would not accelerate gain under the rules for reporting installment sales. Filing amended tax return 2013 The estate assumes the same basis, holding period, and character of the transferred assets. Filing amended tax return 2013 Also, the estate generally accounts for the transferred assets in the same manner as debtor. Filing amended tax return 2013   When the bankruptcy estate is terminated or dissolved, any resulting transfer (other than by sale or exchange) of the estate's assets back to the debtor is also not treated as a disposition for tax purposes. Filing amended tax return 2013 The transfer does not result in gain or loss, acceleration of income or deductions, or recapture of deductions or credits to the estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 Abandoned property. Filing amended tax return 2013    The abandonment of property by the estate to the debtor is a nontaxable disposition of property. Filing amended tax return 2013 If the debtor received abandoned property from the bankruptcy estate, the debtor assumes the same basis in the property that the bankruptcy estate had. Filing amended tax return 2013 Separate taxable entity. Filing amended tax return 2013   When an individual files a bankruptcy petition under chapter 7 or 11, the bankruptcy estate is treated as a separate taxable entity from the debtor. Filing amended tax return 2013 The court appointed trustee or the debtor-in-possession is responsible for preparing and filing all of the bankruptcy estate's tax returns, including its income tax return on Form 1041, U. Filing amended tax return 2013 S. Filing amended tax return 2013 Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts, and paying its taxes. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor remains responsible for filing his or her own returns on Form 1040, U. Filing amended tax return 2013 S. Filing amended tax return 2013 Individual Income Tax Return, and paying taxes on income that does not belong to the estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 Employer identification number. Filing amended tax return 2013   The trustee or debtor-in-possession must obtain an EIN for a bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 The trustee or debtor-in-possession uses this EIN on all tax returns filed for the bankruptcy estate with the IRS, including estimated tax returns. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Employer identification number, under Bankruptcy Estate Tax Return Filing Requirements and Payment of Tax Due, later. Filing amended tax return 2013    The social security number of the individual debtor cannot be used as the EIN for the bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 Income, deductions, and credits – Form 1040. Filing amended tax return 2013   In an individual chapter 7 or 11 bankruptcy case, do not include the income, deductions, and credits that belong to the bankruptcy estate on the debtor's individual income tax return (Form 1040). Filing amended tax return 2013 Also, do not include as income on the debtor's return the amount of any debt canceled by reason of the bankruptcy discharge. Filing amended tax return 2013 The bankruptcy estate must reduce certain losses, credits, and the basis in property (to the extent of these items) by the amount of canceled debt. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Debt Cancellation, below. Filing amended tax return 2013 Note. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor may not be able to claim certain deductions available to the bankruptcy estate such as administrative expenses. Filing amended tax return 2013 Additionally, the bankruptcy exclusion cannot be used to exclude income from a cancelled debt if the discharge of indebtedness was not within the bankruptcy case, even though the debtor was under the bankruptcy court's protection at the time. Filing amended tax return 2013 However, other exclusions, such as the insolvency exclusion, may apply. Filing amended tax return 2013 Bankruptcy Estate – Income, Deductions, and Credits Bankruptcy Estate Income Income of the estate in individual chapter 7 cases. Filing amended tax return 2013    The gross income of the bankruptcy estate includes gross income of the debtor to which the estate is entitled under the Bankruptcy Code. Filing amended tax return 2013 Gross income also includes income generated by the bankruptcy estate from property of the estate after the commencement of the case. Filing amended tax return 2013   Gross income of the bankruptcy estate does not include amounts received or accrued by the debtor before the commencement of the case. Filing amended tax return 2013 Additionally, in chapter 7 cases, gross income of the bankruptcy estate does not include any income that the debtor earns after the date of the bankruptcy petition. Filing amended tax return 2013 Income of the estate in individual chapter 11 cases. Filing amended tax return 2013    In chapter 11 cases, under IRC section 1398(e)(1), gross income of the bankruptcy estate includes income that the debtor earns for services performed after the bankruptcy petition date. Filing amended tax return 2013 Also, earnings from services performed by an individual debtor after the commencement of the chapter 11 case are property of the bankruptcy estate under section 1115 of the Bankruptcy Code (11 U. Filing amended tax return 2013 S. Filing amended tax return 2013 C. Filing amended tax return 2013 section 1115). Filing amended tax return 2013 Note. Filing amended tax return 2013 A debtor-in-possession may be compensated by the estate for managing or operating a trade or business that the debtor conducted before the commencement of the bankruptcy case. Filing amended tax return 2013 Such payments should be reported by the debtor as miscellaneous income on his or her individual income tax return (Form 1040). Filing amended tax return 2013 Amounts paid by the estate to the debtor-in-possession for managing or operating the trade or business may qualify as administrative expenses of the estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Administrative expenses, below. Filing amended tax return 2013 Conversion or dismissal of chapter 11 cases. Filing amended tax return 2013   If a chapter 11 case is converted to a chapter 13 case, the chapter 13 estate is not a separate taxable entity and earnings from post-conversion services and income from property of the estate realized after the conversion to chapter 13 are taxed to the debtor. Filing amended tax return 2013 If the chapter 11 case is converted to a chapter 7 case, 11 U. Filing amended tax return 2013 S. Filing amended tax return 2013 C. Filing amended tax return 2013 section 1115 does not apply after conversion and: Earnings from post-conversion services will be taxed to the debtor, rather than the estate, and The property of the chapter 11 estate will become property of the chapter 7 estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 Any income on this property will be taxed to the estate even if the income is realized after the conversion to chapter 7. Filing amended tax return 2013 If a chapter 11 case is dismissed, the debtor is treated as if the bankruptcy case had never been filed and as if no bankruptcy estate had been created. Filing amended tax return 2013 Bankruptcy Estate Deductions and Credits A bankruptcy estate deducts expenses incurred in a trade, business, or activity, and uses credits in the same way the debtor would have deducted or credited them had he or she continued operations. Filing amended tax return 2013 Note. Filing amended tax return 2013 Expenses may be disallowed under other provisions of the IRC (such as the disallowance of certain capital expenditures or expenses relating to tax-exempt interest). Filing amended tax return 2013 Administrative expenses. Filing amended tax return 2013   Allowable expenses include administrative expenses. Filing amended tax return 2013    Administrative expenses can only be deducted by the estate, never by the debtor. Filing amended tax return 2013   The bankruptcy estate is allowed deductions for bankruptcy administrative expenses and fees, including accounting fees, attorney fees, and court costs. Filing amended tax return 2013 These expenses are deductible on Form 1040, Schedule A as miscellaneous itemized deductions not subject to the 2% floor on miscellaneous itemized deductions, because they would not have been incurred if property had not been held by the bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 See IRC section 67(e). Filing amended tax return 2013 Administrative expenses of the bankruptcy estate attributable to conducting a trade or business for the production of estate rents or royalties are deductible in arriving at adjusted gross income on Form 1040, Schedules C, E, and F. Filing amended tax return 2013 Note. Filing amended tax return 2013 The bankruptcy estate uses Form 1041 as a transmittal for the tax return prepared using Form 1040 and its schedules. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Transmittal for Form 1040 under Tax Return Filing Requirements and Payment of Tax, later. Filing amended tax return 2013 Administrative expense loss. Filing amended tax return 2013   If the administrative expenses of the bankruptcy estate are more than its gross income for a tax year, the excess amount may be carried back 3 years and forward 7 years. Filing amended tax return 2013 The amounts can only be carried to a tax year of the estate and never to a debtor's tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 The excess amount to be carried back or forward is treated like a net operating loss (NOL) and must first be carried back to the earliest year possible. Filing amended tax return 2013 For a discussion of NOLs, see Publication 536. Filing amended tax return 2013 Attribute carryovers. Filing amended tax return 2013   The bankruptcy estate may use its tax attributes the same way that the debtor would have used them. Filing amended tax return 2013 These items are determined as of the first day of the debtor's tax year in which the bankruptcy case begins. Filing amended tax return 2013 The bankruptcy estate assumes the following tax attributes from the debtor: NOL carryovers, Carryovers of excess charitable contributions, Recovery of tax benefit items, Credit carryovers, Capital loss carryovers, Basis, holding period, and character of assets, Method of accounting, Passive activity loss and credit carryovers, Unused at-risk deductions, and Other tax attributes provided in the regulations. Filing amended tax return 2013   Certain tax attributes of the bankruptcy estate must be reduced by the amount of income that was previously excluded as a result of cancellation of debt during the bankruptcy proceeding. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Debt Cancellation, later. Filing amended tax return 2013   When the bankruptcy estate is terminated (for example, when the case ends), the debtor assumes any remaining tax attributes previously taken over by the bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor also generally assumes any of the tax attributes, listed above, that arose during the administration of the bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 Note. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor does not assume the bankruptcy estate's administrative expense losses because they cannot be used by an individual taxpayer filing Form 1040. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Administrative expense loss, above. Filing amended tax return 2013 Passive and at-risk activities. Filing amended tax return 2013   For bankruptcy cases beginning after November 8, 1992, passive activity carryover losses and credits and unused at-risk deductions are treated as tax attributes passing from the debtor to the bankruptcy estate, which the estate then passes back to the debtor when the bankruptcy estate terminates. Filing amended tax return 2013 Additionally, transfers to the debtor (other than by sale or exchange) of interests in passive or at-risk activities are treated as non-taxable exchanges. Filing amended tax return 2013 These transfers include the return of exempt property and abandonment of estate property to the debtor. Filing amended tax return 2013 Carrybacks from the debtor's activities. Filing amended tax return 2013   The debtor cannot carry back any NOL or credit carryback from a tax year ending after the bankruptcy case has begun to any tax year ending before the case began. Filing amended tax return 2013 Carrybacks from the bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013   If the bankruptcy estate has an NOL that did not pass to the estate from the debtor under the attribute carryover rules, the estate can carry the loss back not only to its own earlier tax years but also to the debtor's tax years before the year the bankruptcy case began. Filing amended tax return 2013 The estate may also carry back excess credits, such as the general business credit, to the pre-bankruptcy tax years. Filing amended tax return 2013 Tax Reporting – Chapter 11 Cases Allocation of income and credits on information returns and required statement for returns for individual chapter 11 cases. Filing amended tax return 2013    In chapter 11 cases, when an employer issues a Form W-2 reporting all of the debtor's wages, salary, or other compensation for a calendar year, and a portion of the earnings represent post-petition services includible in the estate's gross income, the Form W-2 amounts must be allocated between the estate and the debtor. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor-in-possession or trustee must allocate the income amount reported in box 1 and the income tax withheld reported in box 2 between the debtor and the estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 These allocations must reflect that the debtor's gross earnings from post-petition services and gross income from post-petition property are, generally, includible in the estate's gross income and not the debtor's gross income. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor and trustee may use a simple percentage method to allocate income and income tax withheld. Filing amended tax return 2013 The same method must be used to allocate the income and the withheld tax. Filing amended tax return 2013 Example. Filing amended tax return 2013 If 20% of the wages reported on Form W-2 for a calendar year were earned after the commencement of the case and are included in the estate's gross income, 20% of the withheld income tax reported on Form W-2 must also be claimed as a credit on the estate's income tax return. Filing amended tax return 2013 Likewise, 80% of wages must be reported by the debtor and 80% of the income tax withheld must be claimed as a credit on the debtor's income tax return. Filing amended tax return 2013 See IRC section 31(a). Filing amended tax return 2013   If information returns are issued to the debtor for gross income, gross proceeds, or other reportable payments that should have been reported to the bankruptcy estate, the debtor-in-possession or trustee must allocate the improperly reported income in a reasonable manner between the debtor and the estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 In general, the allocation must ensure that any income and income tax withheld attributable to the post-petition period is reported on the estate's return, and any income and income tax withheld attributable to the pre-petition period is reported on the debtor's return. Filing amended tax return 2013    IRS Notice 2006-83 requires the debtor to attach a statement to his or her individual income tax return (Form 1040) stating that the return is filed subject to a chapter 11 bankruptcy case. Filing amended tax return 2013 The statement must also: Show the allocations of income and income tax withheld, Describe the method used to allocate income and income tax withheld, and List the filing date of the bankruptcy case, the bankruptcy court in which the case is pending, the bankruptcy court case number, and the bankruptcy estate's EIN. Filing amended tax return 2013 Note. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor-in-possession or trustee must attach a similar statement to the bankruptcy estate's income tax return (Form 1041). Filing amended tax return 2013   The model Notice 2006-83 Statement, shown above, may be used by debtors, debtors-in-possession, and trustees to satisfy the reporting requirement. Filing amended tax return 2013 Self-employment taxes in individual chapter 11 cases. Filing amended tax return 2013   IRC section 1401 imposes a tax upon the self-employment income, that is, the net earnings from self-employment of an individual. Filing amended tax return 2013 Net earnings from self-employment are equal to the gross income derived by an individual from any trade or business carried on by such individual, less deductions attributable to the business. Filing amended tax return 2013   Neither section 1115 of the Bankruptcy Code nor IRC section 1398 addresses the application of self-employment tax to the post-petition earnings of the individual debtor. Filing amended tax return 2013 Therefore, if the debtor continues to derive gross income from the performance of services as a self-employed individual after the commencement of the bankruptcy case, the debtor must continue to report the debtor's self-employment income on Schedule SE (Form 1040) of the debtor's income tax return. Filing amended tax return 2013 This schedule includes self-employment income earned post-petition and the attributable deductions. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor must pay any self-employment tax imposed by IRC section 1401. Filing amended tax return 2013 Employment taxes and employer's obligation to file Form W-2 in individual chapter 11 cases. Filing amended tax return 2013   In chapter 11 cases, post-petition wages earned by a debtor are generally treated as gross income of the estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 However, section 1115 of the Bankruptcy Code (11 U. Filing amended tax return 2013 S. Filing amended tax return 2013 C. Filing amended tax return 2013 section 1115) does not affect the determination of what are deemed wages for Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax, Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) tax, or Federal Income Tax Withholding purposes. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Notice 2006-83. Filing amended tax return 2013   The reporting and withholding obligations of a debtor's employer also do not change. Filing amended tax return 2013 An employer should continue to report the wages and tax withholding on a Form W-2 issued under the debtor's name and social security number. Filing amended tax return 2013 Notice to persons required to file information returns (other than Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement) in individual chapter 11 cases. Filing amended tax return 2013   Within a reasonable time after the commencement of a chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the trustee or debtor-in-possession should provide notification of the bankruptcy estate's EIN to all persons (or entities) that are required to file information returns for the bankruptcy estate's gross income, gross proceeds, or other types of reportable payments. Filing amended tax return 2013 See IRC section 6109(a)(2). Filing amended tax return 2013 As these payments are the property of the estate under section 1115 of the Bankruptcy Code, the payors should report the gross income, gross proceeds, or other reportable payments on the appropriate information return using the estate's name and EIN as required under the IRC and regulations (see IRC sections 6041 through 6049). Filing amended tax return 2013   The trustee or debtor-in-possession should not, however, provide the EIN to a person (or entity) filing Form W-2 reporting the debtor's wages or other compensation, as section 1115 of the Bankruptcy Code does not affect the determination of what constitutes wages for purposes of federal income tax withholding or FICA. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Notice 2006-83. Filing amended tax return 2013 An employer should continue to report all wage income and tax withholding, both pre-petition and post-petition, on a Form W-2 to the debtor under the debtor's social security number. Filing amended tax return 2013   The debtor in a chapter 11 case is not required to file a new Form W-4 with an employer solely because the debtor filed a chapter 11 case and the post-petition wages are includible in the estate's income and not the debtor's income. Filing amended tax return 2013 However, a new Form W-4 may be necessary if the debtor is no longer entitled to claim the same number of allowances previously claimed because certain deductions or credits now belong to the estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Employment Tax Regulations section 31. Filing amended tax return 2013 3402(f)(2)-1. Filing amended tax return 2013 Additionally, the debtor may wish to file a new Form W-4 to increase the income tax withheld from post-petition wages allocated to the estate to avoid having to make estimated tax payments for the estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 See IRC section 6654(a). Filing amended tax return 2013 Notice required in converted and dismissed cases. Filing amended tax return 2013   When a chapter 11 bankruptcy case is closed, dismissed, or converted to a chapter 12 or 13 case, the bankruptcy estate ends as a separate taxable entity. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor should, within a reasonable time, send notice of such event to the persons (or entities) previously notified of the bankruptcy case. Filing amended tax return 2013 This helps to ensure that gross income, proceeds, and other reportable payments realized after the event are reported to the debtor under the correct TIN rather than to the estate. Filing amended tax return 2013   When a chapter 11 case is converted to a chapter 7 case, the bankruptcy estate will continue to exist as a separate taxable entity. Filing amended tax return 2013 Gross income (other than post-conversion income from the debtor's services), gross proceeds, or other reportable payments should continue to be reported to the estate if they are property of the chapter 7 estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 However, income from services performed by the debtor after conversion of the case to chapter 7 is not property of the chapter 7 estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 After the conversion, the debtor should notify payors required to report the debtor's nonemployee compensation that compensation earned after the conversion should be reported using the debtor's name and TIN, not the estate's name and EIN. Filing amended tax return 2013 Employment taxes. Filing amended tax return 2013   The trustee or debtor-in-possession must withhold income and social security taxes and file employment tax returns for any wages paid by the trustee or debtor, including wage claims paid as administrative expenses. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Publication 15, Circular E, Employer's Tax Guide, for details on employer tax responsibilities. Filing amended tax return 2013   The trustee also has the duty to prepare and file Forms W-2 for wage claims paid by the trustee, regardless of whether the claims accrued before or during bankruptcy. Filing amended tax return 2013 For a further discussion of employment taxes, see Employment Taxes, later. Filing amended tax return 2013 Notice 2006-83 Statement Pending Bankruptcy Case The taxpayer, , filed a bankruptcy petition under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the bankruptcy court for the District of . Filing amended tax return 2013 The bankruptcy court case number is . Filing amended tax return 2013 Gross income, and withheld federal income tax, reported on Form W-2, Forms 1099, Schedule K-1, and other information returns received under the taxpayer's name and social security number (or other taxpayer identification number) are allocated between the taxpayer's TIN and the bankruptcy estate's EIN as follows, using [describe allocation method]:. Filing amended tax return 2013   Year Taxpayer   Estate 1. Filing amended tax return 2013 Form W-2, Payor: $   $     Withheld income tax shown on Form W-2 $   $   2. Filing amended tax return 2013 Form 1099-INT Payor: $   $     Withheld income tax (if any) shown on Form 1099-INT $   $   3. Filing amended tax return 2013 Form 1099-DIV Payor: $   $     Withheld income tax (if any) shown on Form 1099-DIV $   $   4. Filing amended tax return 2013 Form 1099-MISC Payor: $   $     Withheld income tax (if any) shown on Form 1099-MISC $   $   Bankruptcy Estate Tax Return Filing Requirements and Payment of Tax Due Filing Requirements Filing threshold. Filing amended tax return 2013   If the bankruptcy estate has gross income that meets or exceeds the minimum amount required for filing, the trustee or debtor-in-possession must file an income tax return on Form 1041. Filing amended tax return 2013 This amount is equal to the sum of the personal exemption amount plus the basic standard deduction for a married individual filing separately. Filing amended tax return 2013   For 2012, the threshold filing amount for a bankruptcy estate is $9,750 (the sum of the $3,800 personal exemption plus the $5,950 standard deduction for married individuals filing separately). Filing amended tax return 2013   These amounts are generally adjusted annually. Filing amended tax return 2013 See the present year Form 1041 Instructions at www. Filing amended tax return 2013 irs. Filing amended tax return 2013 gov/form1041 for the current dollar amounts. Filing amended tax return 2013 Accounting period. Filing amended tax return 2013   A bankruptcy estate may have a fiscal year. Filing amended tax return 2013 However, this period cannot be longer than 12 months. Filing amended tax return 2013 Change of accounting period. Filing amended tax return 2013   The bankruptcy estate may change its accounting period (tax year) once without IRS approval. Filing amended tax return 2013 This rule allows the bankruptcy trustee to close the estate's tax year early, before the expected termination of the bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 The trustee can then file a return for the first short tax year to get a quick determination of the estate's tax liability. Filing amended tax return 2013 Employer identification number. Filing amended tax return 2013   The trustee or debtor-in-possession must obtain an EIN for a bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 The trustee or debtor-in-possession uses this EIN on all tax returns filed for the bankruptcy estate with the IRS, including estimated tax returns. Filing amended tax return 2013    The social security number of the individual debtor cannot be used as the EIN for the bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013   Obtain an EIN for a bankruptcy estate by applying: Online by clicking on the EIN link at www. Filing amended tax return 2013 irs. Filing amended tax return 2013 gov/businesses/small. Filing amended tax return 2013 The EIN is issued immediately once the application information is validated. Filing amended tax return 2013 By telephone at 1-800-829-4933 from 7:00 a. Filing amended tax return 2013 m. Filing amended tax return 2013 to 7:00 p. Filing amended tax return 2013 m. Filing amended tax return 2013 in the trustee's or debtor-in-possession's local time zone. Filing amended tax return 2013 Assistance provided to callers from Alaska and Hawaii will be based on the hours of operation in the Pacific time zone, or By mailing or faxing Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number. Filing amended tax return 2013   If the trustee or debtor-in-possession has not received the bankruptcy estate's EIN by the time the return is due, write “Applied for” and the date you applied in the space for the EIN. Filing amended tax return 2013 For more details, see Pub. Filing amended tax return 2013 583, Starting a Business and Keeping Records. Filing amended tax return 2013   Trustees representing ten or more bankruptcy estates (other than estates that will be filing employment or excise tax returns) may request a series or block of EINs. Filing amended tax return 2013 Figuring tax due. Filing amended tax return 2013   The bankruptcy estate figures its taxable income the same way an individual figures taxable income. Filing amended tax return 2013 However, the estate uses the tax rates for a married individual filing separately to calculate the tax on its taxable income. Filing amended tax return 2013 The estate is entitled to one personal exemption and may either itemize deductions or take the basic standard deduction for a married individual filing a separate return. Filing amended tax return 2013 The estate cannot take the higher standard deduction allowed for married persons filing separately who are 65 or older or blind. Filing amended tax return 2013 Tax rate schedule. Filing amended tax return 2013 The tax on income for bankruptcy estates is calculated using the tax rate schedule for Married Individuals Filing Separately not the Estates and Trusts tax rate schedule. Filing amended tax return 2013 When to file. Filing amended tax return 2013   Calendar year bankruptcy estates must file Form 1041 by April 15th. Filing amended tax return 2013 Fiscal year bankruptcy estates must file on or before the 15th day of the 4th month following the close of its tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 For example, an estate that has a tax year that ends on June 30th must file Form 1041 by October 15th of the tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, file on the next business day. Filing amended tax return 2013 Note. Filing amended tax return 2013 The bankruptcy estate is allowed an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the bankruptcy estate tax return upon filing the required application, Form 7004, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, and Other Returns. Filing amended tax return 2013 Transmittal for Form 1040. Filing amended tax return 2013   Form 1041 is used as a transmittal for Form 1040. Filing amended tax return 2013 If a return is required, the trustee or debtor-in-possession must complete the identification area at the top of Form 1041 and indicate the chapter under which the bankruptcy estate filed, either chapter 7 or chapter 11. Filing amended tax return 2013   Prepare the bankruptcy estate's return by completing Form 1040. Filing amended tax return 2013 In the top margin of Form 1040, write “Attachment to Form 1041 —DO NOT DETACH. Filing amended tax return 2013 ” Then, attach Form 1040 to the Form 1041 transmittal. Filing amended tax return 2013 Enter the tax and payment amounts on lines 23 through 29 of Form 1041, then sign and date the return. Filing amended tax return 2013 An example of a bankruptcy estate's tax return is prepared below. Filing amended tax return 2013 Note. Filing amended tax return 2013 The filing of the bankruptcy estate's tax return does not relieve a debtor from the requirement to file his or her individual tax return on Form 1040. Filing amended tax return 2013 Payment of Tax Due Payment methods. Filing amended tax return 2013   Payment of tax due may be made by check or money order or by credit or debit card. Filing amended tax return 2013 For information on how to make payments electronically by credit or debit card, go to irs. Filing amended tax return 2013 gov/e-pay. Filing amended tax return 2013      Payments may also be made electronically using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), a free tax payment system that allows you to make payments online or by phone. Filing amended tax return 2013 To enroll in EFTPS, go to eftps. Filing amended tax return 2013 gov or call 1-800-555-4477. Filing amended tax return 2013 For more information see Publication 966, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: A Guide to Getting Started. Filing amended tax return 2013 Payment voucher – Form 1041-V. Filing amended tax return 2013   Form 1041-V accompanies payments made by check or money order for Form 1041. Filing amended tax return 2013 The voucher includes information about the bankruptcy estate, including the name of the bankruptcy estate, trustee, EIN, and amount due. Filing amended tax return 2013 Using Form 1041-V assists the IRS in processing the payment more accurately and efficiently. Filing amended tax return 2013 We recommend the use of Form 1041-V; however, there is no penalty if the voucher is not used. Filing amended tax return 2013 Estimated tax – Form 1041-ES. Filing amended tax return 2013   In most cases, the trustee or debtor-in-possession must pay any required estimated tax due for the bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 See the Form 1041-ES Instructions for information on the minimum threshold amount required for filing Form 1041-ES, paying the estimated tax, and exceptions to filing. Filing amended tax return 2013 Employment Taxes The trustee or debtor-in-possession must withhold income and social security taxes and file employment tax returns for any wages paid by the trustee or debtor, including wage claims paid as administrative expenses. Filing amended tax return 2013 Until these employment taxes are deposited as required by the IRC, they should be set aside in a separate bank account to ensure that funds are available to satisfy the liability. Filing amended tax return 2013 If the employment taxes are not paid as required, the trustee may be held personally liable for payment of the taxes. Filing amended tax return 2013   See Publication 15, (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide, for details on employer tax responsibilities. Filing amended tax return 2013 Also see IRS Notice 931, Deposit Requirements for Employment Taxes, for details on the deposit rules, including the requirement that federal employment tax deposits be made by electronic funds transfer. Filing amended tax return 2013 The trustee also has a duty to prepare and file Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, for wage claims paid by the trustee, regardless of whether the claims accrued before or during bankruptcy. Filing amended tax return 2013 If the debtor fails to prepare and file Forms W-2 for wages paid before bankruptcy, the trustee should instruct the employees to file a Form 4852, Substitute for Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, or Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Filing amended tax return 2013 , with their individual income tax returns. Filing amended tax return 2013 Tax Return Example – Form 1041 This publication is not revised annually. Filing amended tax return 2013 Future changes to the forms and their instructions may not be reflected in this example. Filing amended tax return 2013 Note. Filing amended tax return 2013 The following return was prepared for tax year 2011. Filing amended tax return 2013 In 2011, the threshold filing amount for a bankruptcy estate was $9,500 (the sum of the $3,700 personal exemption plus the $5,800 standard deduction for married individuals filing separately). Filing amended tax return 2013 Facts and circumstances. Filing amended tax return 2013   On December 15, 2010, Thomas Smith filed a bankruptcy petition under chapter 7. Filing amended tax return 2013 Joan Black was appointed trustee to administer the bankruptcy estate and to distribute the assets. Filing amended tax return 2013   The estate received the following assets from Mr. Filing amended tax return 2013 Smith: A $100,000 certificate of deposit, Commercial rental real estate with a fair market value (FMV) of $280,000, and His personal residence with an FMV of $200,000. Filing amended tax return 2013   Also, the estate received a $251,500 capital loss carryover. Filing amended tax return 2013   Mr. Filing amended tax return 2013 Smith's bankruptcy case was closed on December 31, 2011. Filing amended tax return 2013 During 2011, Mr. Filing amended tax return 2013 Smith was relieved of $70,000 of debt by the bankruptcy court. Filing amended tax return 2013 The estate chose a calendar year as its tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 Joan, the trustee, reviews the estate's transactions and reports the taxable events on the estate's final return. Filing amended tax return 2013 Schedule B (Form 1040). Filing amended tax return 2013    The certificate of deposit earned $5,500 of interest during 2011. Filing amended tax return 2013 Joan reports this interest on Schedule B. Filing amended tax return 2013 She completes this schedule and enters the result on Form 1040. Filing amended tax return 2013 Form 4562. Filing amended tax return 2013   Joan enters the depreciation allowed on Form 4562. Filing amended tax return 2013 She completes the form and enters the result on Schedule E. Filing amended tax return 2013 Schedule E (Form 1040). Filing amended tax return 2013   The commercial real estate was rented through the date of sale. Filing amended tax return 2013 Joan reports the income and expenses on Schedule E. Filing amended tax return 2013 She enters the net income on Form 1040. Filing amended tax return 2013 Form 4797. Filing amended tax return 2013   The commercial real estate was sold on July 1, 2011, for $280,000. Filing amended tax return 2013 The property was purchased in 2001 at a cost of $250,000. Filing amended tax return 2013 The total depreciation allowable as of the date of sale was $120,000. Filing amended tax return 2013 Additionally, $25,000 of selling expenses were incurred. Filing amended tax return 2013 Joan reports the gain or loss from the sale on Form 4797. Filing amended tax return 2013 She completes the form and enters the gain on Schedule D (Form 1040). Filing amended tax return 2013   Mr. Filing amended tax return 2013 Smith's former residence was sold on September 30, 2011. Filing amended tax return 2013 The sale price was $200,000, the selling expenses were $20,000, and his adjusted basis was $130,000. Filing amended tax return 2013 This sale is excluded from gross income under IRC section 121. Filing amended tax return 2013 Note. Filing amended tax return 2013 Gains from the sale of personal residences are excluded from gross income up to $250,000 under IRC section 121 ($500,000 for married couples filing a joint return). Filing amended tax return 2013 Bankruptcy estates succeed to this exclusion at the commencement of the case. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Regulation section 1. Filing amended tax return 2013 1398-3. Filing amended tax return 2013 Schedule D (Form 1040). Filing amended tax return 2013   Joan completes Schedule D, taking into account the $250,000 capital loss carryover from 2010 ($251,500 transferred to the estate minus $1,500 used on the estate's 2010 return). Filing amended tax return 2013 She enters the results on Form 1040. Filing amended tax return 2013 Form 1040, page 1. Filing amended tax return 2013   Joan completes page 1 of the Form 1040 and enters the adjusted gross income on the first line of Form 1040, page 2. Filing amended tax return 2013 Schedule A (Form 1040). Filing amended tax return 2013   During 2011, the estate paid mortgage interest and real property tax on Mr. Filing amended tax return 2013 Smith's former residence. Filing amended tax return 2013 It also paid income tax to the state. Filing amended tax return 2013 Joan enters the mortgage interest, real estate tax, and income tax on Schedule A. Filing amended tax return 2013 Also, she reports the bankruptcy estate's administrative expenses as a miscellaneous deduction not subject to the 2% floor on miscellaneous itemized deductions. Filing amended tax return 2013 She completes the Schedule A and enters the result on page 2 of Form 1040. Filing amended tax return 2013 Form 1040, page 2. Filing amended tax return 2013   Joan determines the estate's taxable income and figures its tax using the tax rate schedule for married filing separately. Filing amended tax return 2013 She then enters the estate's estimated tax payments and figures the amount the estate still owes. Filing amended tax return 2013 Form 982. Filing amended tax return 2013   Joan completes the Schedule D Tax Worksheet to figure the capital loss carryover. Filing amended tax return 2013 Because $70,000 of debt was canceled, Joan must reduce the tax attributes of the estate by the amount of the canceled debt. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Debt Cancellation, later. Filing amended tax return 2013 After the bankruptcy case ends, Mr. Filing amended tax return 2013 Smith will assume the estate's tax attributes. Filing amended tax return 2013 Mr. Filing amended tax return 2013 Smith will assume a capital loss carryover of $53,500 ($123,500 carryover minus the $70,000 attribute reduction) for use in preparation of his individual tax return (Form 1040). Filing amended tax return 2013 Note. Filing amended tax return 2013 If the bankruptcy estate had continued, the capital loss carryover would be available to the bankruptcy estate for the 2012 tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 Form 1041. Filing amended tax return 2013   Joan enters the total tax, estimated tax payments, and tax due from Form 1040 on Form 1041. Filing amended tax return 2013 She completes the identification area at the top of Form 1041, then signs and dates the return as the trustee on behalf of the bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Filing amended tax return 2013 Please click the link to view the image. Filing amended tax return 2013 Sample Form 1040 - page 1 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Filing amended tax return 2013 Please click the link to view the image. Filing amended tax return 2013 Sample Form 1040 - page 2 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Filing amended tax return 2013 Please click the link to view the image. Filing amended tax return 2013 Sample Schedule A This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Filing amended tax return 2013 Please click the link to view the image. Filing amended tax return 2013 Sample Schedule B This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Filing amended tax return 2013 Please click the link to view the image. Filing amended tax return 2013 Sample Schedule D This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Filing amended tax return 2013 Please click the link to view the image. Filing amended tax return 2013 Sample Schedule E This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Filing amended tax return 2013 Please click the link to view the image. Filing amended tax return 2013 Sample Form 4797 - page 1 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Filing amended tax return 2013 Please click the link to view the image. Filing amended tax return 2013 Sample Form 2119 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Filing amended tax return 2013 Please click the link to view the image. Filing amended tax return 2013 Sample Form 4797 - page 2 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Filing amended tax return 2013 Please click the link to view the image. Filing amended tax return 2013 Sample Form 4562 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Filing amended tax return 2013 Please click the link to view the image. Filing amended tax return 2013 Sample Capital Loss Carryover Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Filing amended tax return 2013 Please click the link to view the image. Filing amended tax return 2013 Sample Form 982 Capital Loss Carryover Worksheet—Lines 6 and 14 Use this worksheet to figure your capital loss carryovers from 2010 to 2011 if your 2010 Schedule D, line 21, is a loss and (a) that loss is a smaller loss than the loss on your 2010 Schedule D, line 16, or (b) the amount on your 2010 Form 1040, line 41 (or your 2010 Form 1040NR, line 38, if applicable) is less than zero. Filing amended tax return 2013 Otherwise, you do not have any carryovers. Filing amended tax return 2013 1. Filing amended tax return 2013 Enter the amount from your 2010 Form 1040, line 41, or Form 1040NR, line 38. Filing amended tax return 2013 If a loss, enclose the amount in parentheses 1. Filing amended tax return 2013 19,880   2. Filing amended tax return 2013 Enter the loss from your 2010 Schedule D, line 21, as a positive amount 2. Filing amended tax return 2013 1,500   3. Filing amended tax return 2013 Combine lines 1 and 2. Filing amended tax return 2013 If zero or less, enter -0- 3. Filing amended tax return 2013 21,380   4. Filing amended tax return 2013 Enter the smaller of line 2 or line 3 4. Filing amended tax return 2013 1,500     If line 7 of your 2010 Schedule D is a loss, go to line 5; otherwise, enter -0- on line 5 and go to line 9. Filing amended tax return 2013       5. Filing amended tax return 2013 Enter the loss from your 2010 Schedule D, line 7, as a positive amount 5. Filing amended tax return 2013 0   6. Filing amended tax return 2013 Enter any gain from your 2010 Schedule D, line 15. Filing amended tax return 2013 If a loss, enter -0- 6. Filing amended tax return 2013         7. Filing amended tax return 2013 Add lines 4 and 6 7. Filing amended tax return 2013 1,500   8. Filing amended tax return 2013 Short-term capital loss carryover for 2011. Filing amended tax return 2013 Subtract line 7 from line 5. Filing amended tax return 2013 If zero or less, enter -0-. Filing amended tax return 2013 If more than zero, also enter this amount on Schedule D, line 6 8. Filing amended tax return 2013 0     If line 15 of your 2010 Schedule D is a loss, go to line 9; otherwise, skip lines 9 through 13. Filing amended tax return 2013       9. Filing amended tax return 2013 Enter the loss from your 2010 Schedule D, line 15, as a positive amount 9. Filing amended tax return 2013 251,500   10. Filing amended tax return 2013 Enter any gain from your 2010 Schedule D, line 7. Filing amended tax return 2013 If a loss, enter -0- 10. Filing amended tax return 2013 0       11. Filing amended tax return 2013 Subtract line 5 from line 4. Filing amended tax return 2013 If zero or less, enter -0- 11. Filing amended tax return 2013 1,500       12. Filing amended tax return 2013 Add lines 10 and 11 12. Filing amended tax return 2013 1,500   13. Filing amended tax return 2013 Long-term capital loss carryover for 2011. Filing amended tax return 2013 Subtract line 12 from line 9. Filing amended tax return 2013 If zero or less, enter -0-. Filing amended tax return 2013 If more than zero, also enter this amount on Schedule D, line 14 13. Filing amended tax return 2013 250,000                       Partnerships and Corporations Filing Requirements A separate taxable estate is not created when a partnership or corporation files a bankruptcy petition and their tax return filing requirements do not change. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor-in-possession, court appointed trustee, assignee, or receiver must file the entity's income tax returns on Form 1065, Form 1120 or, Form 1120S. Filing amended tax return 2013 In cases where a trustee or receiver is not appointed, the debtor-in-possession continues business operations and remains in possession of the business' property during the bankruptcy proceeding. Filing amended tax return 2013 The debtor-in-possession, rather than the general partner of a partnership or corporate officer of a corporation, assumes the fiduciary responsibility to file the business' tax returns. Filing amended tax return 2013 Partnerships The filing requirements for a partnership in a bankruptcy proceeding do not change. Filing amended tax return 2013 However, the responsibility to file the required returns becomes that of the court appointed trustee, receiver, or debtor-in-possession. Filing amended tax return 2013 A partnership's debt that is canceled as a result of the bankruptcy proceeding is not included in the partnership's income. Filing amended tax return 2013 However, It may or may not be included in the individual partners' income. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Partnerships, below under Debt Cancellation. Filing amended tax return 2013 Corporations The filing requirements for a corporation in a bankruptcy proceeding also do not change. Filing amended tax return 2013 A bankruptcy trustee, receiver, or debtor-in-possession, having possession of or holding title to substantially all of the property or business operations of the debtor corporation, must file the debtor's corporate income tax return for the tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 The following discussion only highlights bankruptcy tax rules applying to corporations. Filing amended tax return 2013 The complex details of corporate bankruptcy reorganizations are beyond the scope of this publication. Filing amended tax return 2013 Therefore, you may wish to seek the help of a professional tax advisor. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Corporations under Debt Cancellation for information about a corporation's debt canceled in a bankruptcy proceeding. Filing amended tax return 2013 Tax-Free Reorganizations The tax-free reorganization provisions of the Internal Revenue Code allow a corporation to transfer all or part of its assets to another corporation in a bankruptcy under title 11 of the United States Code or in a similar case. Filing amended tax return 2013 However, under the reorganization plan, the stock or securities of the corporation to which the assets are transferred must be distributed in a transaction that qualifies under IRC section 354, 355, or 356. Filing amended tax return 2013 A “similar case” includes a receivership, foreclosure, or other similar proceeding in a federal or state court. Filing amended tax return 2013 In these cases, any party to the reorganization must be under the jurisdiction of the court and the transfer of assets under the plan of reorganization must be approved by the court. Filing amended tax return 2013 In a receivership, foreclosure, or similar proceeding before a federal or state agency involving certain financial institutions, the agency is treated as a court. Filing amended tax return 2013 Generally, IRC section 354 provides that no gain or loss is recognized if a corporation's stock is exchanged solely for stock or securities in a corporation that is a party to the reorganization under a qualifying reorganization plan. Filing amended tax return 2013 In this case, shareholders in the bankrupt corporation would recognize no gain or loss if they exchange their stock solely for stock or securities of the corporation acquiring the bankrupt corporation's assets. Filing amended tax return 2013 IRC section 355 generally provides that no gain or loss is recognized by a shareholder if a corporation distributes solely stock or securities of another corporation that the distributing corporation controls immediately before the distribution. Filing amended tax return 2013 IRC section 356 allows tax-free exchanges in situations that would qualify under IRC section 354 or 355, except that other property or money, in addition to the permitted stock or securities, is received by the shareholder. Filing amended tax return 2013 In this situation, gain is recognized by the shareholder, but only to the extent of the money and the FMV of the other property received. Filing amended tax return 2013 No loss is recognized in this situation. Filing amended tax return 2013 Exemption from tax return filing A trustee, receiver, or assignee of a corporation in bankruptcy, receivership, or in the process of dissolving, may apply to the IRS for relief from filing federal income tax returns for the corporation. Filing amended tax return 2013 To qualify, the corporation must have ceased business operations and have no assets nor income for the tax year. Filing amended tax return 2013 The exemption request must be submitted to the local IRS Insolvency Office handling the case. Filing amended tax return 2013 The request to the IRS must include the name, address, and EIN of the corporation and a statement of the facts (with any supporting documents) showing why the debtor needs relief from the filing requirements. Filing amended tax return 2013 The request must also include the following statement: “I hereby request relief from filing federal income tax returns for tax years ending _____ for the above-named corporation and declare under penalties of perjury that to the best of my knowledge and belief the information contained herein is correct. Filing amended tax return 2013 ” The statement must be signed by the trustee, receiver or assignee. Filing amended tax return 2013 The statement must also include notice of appointment to act on behalf of the corporation (this is not required for bankruptcy trustees or debtors-in-possession). Filing amended tax return 2013 The IRS will act on your request within 90 days. Filing amended tax return 2013 Disclosure of return information to trustee. Filing amended tax return 2013   Upon written request, current and earlier returns of the debtor are open to inspection by or disclosure to the trustee or receiver. Filing amended tax return 2013 However, in bankruptcy cases other than those of individuals filing under chapter 7 or 11, such as a corporate bankruptcy, the IRS must find that the trustee has a material interest that will be affected by information on the return. Filing amended tax return 2013 Material interest is generally defined as a financial or monetary interest. Filing amended tax return 2013 Material interest is not limited to the trustee's responsibility to file a return on behalf of the bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 Receiverships Court-established receiverships sometimes arise in connection with bankruptcies. Filing amended tax return 2013 Certain court-established receiverships should be treated as qualified settlement funds ("QSFs") for purposes of IRC section 468B and the underlying Treasury Regulations. Filing amended tax return 2013 QSFs are required to file an annual income tax return, Form 1120-SF, U. Filing amended tax return 2013 S. Filing amended tax return 2013 Income Tax Return for Settlement Funds. Filing amended tax return 2013 More information about QSFs may be found in Treasury Regulation sections 1. Filing amended tax return 2013 468B-1 through -5. Filing amended tax return 2013 Determination of Tax The determination of the proper amount of tax due for a tax year begins with the bankruptcy estate's filing of Form 1041, and the individual debtor's filing of Form 1040, or for bankrupt entities filing Forms 1065, 1120, or 1120S. Filing amended tax return 2013 After a return is filed, the IRS will either accept the return as filed or select the return for examination. Filing amended tax return 2013 Under examination the IRS may redetermine the tax liability shown on the return. Filing amended tax return 2013 If the bankruptcy estate or debtor disagrees with the redetermined tax due, the tax as redetermined by the IRS may be contested in the bankruptcy court, or Tax Court, as applicable. Filing amended tax return 2013 See Court Jurisdiction over Tax Matters, later. Filing amended tax return 2013 Prompt Determination Requests Pursuant to Rev. Filing amended tax return 2013 Proc. Filing amended tax return 2013 2006-24, 2006-22 I. Filing amended tax return 2013 R. Filing amended tax return 2013 B. Filing amended tax return 2013 943, www. Filing amended tax return 2013 irs. Filing amended tax return 2013 gov/irb/2006-22_IRB/ar12, as modified by Announcement 2011-77, www. Filing amended tax return 2013 irs. Filing amended tax return 2013 gov/irb/2011-51_IRB/ar13, the bankruptcy trustee may request a determination of any unpaid tax liability incurred by the bankruptcy estate during the administration of the case, by filing a tax return and a request for such determination with the IRS. Filing amended tax return 2013 Unless the return is fraudulent or contains a material misrepresentation, the estate, trustee, debtor, and any successor to the debtor are discharged from liability upon payment of the tax: As determined by the IRS, As determined by the bankruptcy court, after completion of the IRS examination, or As shown on the return, if the IRS does not: Notify the trustee within 60 days after the request for determination that the return has been selected for examination, or Complete the examination and notify the trustee of any tax due within 180 days after the request (or any additional time permitted by the bankruptcy court). Filing amended tax return 2013 Making the request for determination. Filing amended tax return 2013   As detailed in Rev. Filing amended tax return 2013 Proc. Filing amended tax return 2013 2006-24, as modified by Announcement 2011-77, to request a prompt determination of any unpaid tax liability of the estate, the trustee must file a signed written request, in duplicate, with the Internal Revenue Service, Centralized Insolvency Operation, P. Filing amended tax return 2013 O. Filing amended tax return 2013 Box 7346, Philadelphia, PA 19101–7346 (marked “Request for Prompt Determination”). Filing amended tax return 2013   The request must be submitted in duplicate and must be executed under penalties of perjury. Filing amended tax return 2013 In addition, the trustee must submit along with the request an exact copy of the return(s) filed by the trustee with the IRS for each completed tax period. Filing amended tax return 2013 The request must contain the following information: A statement indicating that it is a Request for Prompt Determination of Tax Liability, specifying the type of return and tax period for each return being filed. Filing amended tax return 2013 The name and location of the office where the return was filed. Filing amended tax return 2013 The name of the debtor. Filing amended tax return 2013 Debtor's social security number, TIN, or EIN. Filing amended tax return 2013 Type of bankruptcy estate. Filing amended tax return 2013 Bankruptcy case number. Filing amended tax return 2013 Court where the bankruptcy case is pending. Filing amended tax return 2013   The copy of the return(s) submitted with the request must be an exact copy of a valid return. Filing amended tax return 2013 A request for prompt determination will be considered incomplete and returned to the trustee if it is filed with a copy of a document that does not qualify as a valid return. Filing amended tax return 2013    To qualify as valid, a return must meet certain criteria, including a signature under penalties of perjury. Filing amended tax return 2013 A document filed by the trustee with the jurat stricken, deleted, or modified will not qualify as a valid return. Filing amended tax return 2013 Examination of return. Filing amended tax return 2013   The IRS will notify the trustee within 60 days from receipt of the request whether the return filed by the trustee has been selected for examination or has been accepted as filed. Filing amended tax return 2013 If the return is selected for examination, it will be examined as soon as possible. Filing amended tax return 2013 The IRS will notify the trustee of any tax due within 180 days from receipt of the application or within any additional time permitted by the bankruptcy court. Filing amended tax return 2013   If a prompt determination request is incomplete, all the documents received by the IRS will be returned to the trustee by the assigned Field Insolvency Office with an explanation identifying the missing item(s) and instructions to re-file the request once corrected. Filing amended tax return 2013   Once corrected, the request must be filed with the IRS at the Field Insolvency Office address specified in the correspondence accompanying the returned incomplete request. Filing amended tax return 2013   In the case of an incomplete request submitted with a copy of an invalid return document, the trustee must file a valid original return with the appropriate IRS office and submit a copy of that return with the corrected request when the request is re-filed. Filing amended tax return 2013 Note. Filing amended tax return 2013 An incomplete request includes those submitted with a copy of a return form, the original of which does not qualify as a valid return. Filing amended tax return 2013   The 60-day period to notify the trustee whether the return is accepted as filed or has been selected for examination does not begin to run until a complete request package is recei
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Face-to-face Tax Help

IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) are your source for personal tax help when you believe your tax issue can only be handled face-to-face. No appointment is necessary.

Keep in mind, many questions can be resolved online without waiting in line. Through IRS.gov you can:
• Set up a payment plan.
• Get a transcript of your tax return.
• Make a payment.
• Check on your refund.
• Find answers to many of your tax questions.

We are now referring all requests for tax return preparation services to other available resources. You can take advantage of free tax preparation through Free File, Free File Fillable Forms or through a volunteer site in your community. To find the nearest volunteer site location or to get more information about Free File, go to the top of the page and enter “Free Tax Help” in the Search box.

If you have a tax account issues and feel that it requires talking with someone face-to-face, visit your local TAC.

Caution:  Many of our offices are located in Federal Office Buildings. These buildings may not allow visitors to bring in cell phones with camera capabilities.

Multilingual assistance is available in every office. Hours of operation are subject to change.

Before visiting your local office click on "Services Provided" in the chart below to see what services are available. Services are limited and not all services are available at every TAC office and may vary from site to site. You can get these services on a walk-in basis.

City  Street Address  Days/Hours of Service  Telephone* 
Appleton  1901B East Capitol Dr.
Appleton, WI 54911 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.)

 

Services Provided

(920) 996-4860 
Eau Claire  2403 Folsom St.
Eau Claire, WI  54703

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.)

 

**This office will open at 1:00 p.m. on 3/31**

 

**This office will close at 12:00 noon on 4/4**

 

Services Provided

(715) 836-8750 
Green Bay  440 Security  Boulevard
Green Bay, WI 54313 

Tuesday and Thursday-8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.)

 

Services Provided

(920) 662-5999 
LaCrosse  425 State St.
LaCrosse, WI 54601 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.)

 

**This office will be closed on 3/31**

 

    Services Provided

(608) 785-0246 
Madison  1242 Fourier Drive  
Suite 200
Madison, WI 53717 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.)

 

Services Provided

(608) 829-5827 
Milwaukee  211 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203 

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

 

Services Provided

(414) 231-2100 
Rothschild  10208 Park Plaza
Rothschild, WI 54474 

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

 

Services Provided

(715) 355-4447 

* Note: The phone numbers in the chart above are not toll-free for all locations. When you call, you will reach a recorded business message with information about office hours, locations and services provided in that office. If face-to-face assistance is not a priority for you, you may also get help with IRS letters or resolve tax account issues by phone, toll free at 1-800-829-1040 (individuals) or 1-800-829-4933 (businesses).

For information on where to file your tax return please see Where to File Addresses.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service: Call (414) 231-2390 in Milwaukee or 1-877-777-4778 elsewhere, or see  Publication 1546, The Taxpayer Advocate Service of the IRS.

For further information, see  Tax Topic 104

Partnerships

IRS and organizations all over the country are partnering to assist taxpayers. Through these partnerships, organizations are also achieving their own goals. These mutually beneficial partnerships are strengthening outreach efforts and bringing education and assistance to millions.

For more information about these programs for individuals and families, contact the Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication Office at:

Internal Revenue Service
211 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Stop 4312 
Milwaukee, WI  53203

For more information about these programs for businesses, your local Stakeholder Liaison office establishes relationships with organizations representing small business and self-employed taxpayers. They provide information about the policies, practices and procedures the IRS uses to ensure compliance with the tax laws. To establish a relationship with us, use this list to find a contact in your state:

Stakeholder Liaison (SL) Phone Numbers for Organizations Representing Small Businesses and Self-employed Taxpayers.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 31-Mar-2014

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Filing amended tax return 2013 W Wage repayments, Wage Repayments Wages defined, 5. Filing amended tax return 2013 Wages and Other Compensation Wages not paid in money, Wages not paid in money. Filing amended tax return 2013 Withholding Backup, Nonpayroll Income Tax Withholding Certificate, Using Form W-4 to figure withholding. Filing amended tax return 2013 Exemption, Exemption from federal income tax withholding. Filing amended tax return 2013 Fringe benefits, Withholding on fringe benefits. Filing amended tax return 2013 Income tax, Income Tax Withholding Levies, Amounts exempt from levy on wages, salary, and other income. Filing amended tax return 2013 Nonresident aliens, Withholding of social security and Medicare taxes on nonresident aliens. Filing amended tax return 2013 Pensions and annuities, Nonpayroll Income Tax Withholding Percentage method, Percentage Method Social security and Medicare taxes, Social Security and Medicare Taxes Table instructions, 16. 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