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Filing an ammended return 22. Filing an ammended return   Taxes Table of Contents IntroductionIndian tribal government. Filing an ammended return Useful Items - You may want to see: Tests To Deduct Any Tax Income TaxesState and Local Income Taxes Foreign Income Taxes General Sales TaxesMotor vehicles. Filing an ammended return Real Estate TaxesReal estate taxes for prior years. Filing an ammended return Examples. Filing an ammended return Form 1099-S. Filing an ammended return Real Estate-Related Items You Cannot Deduct Personal Property Taxes Taxes and Fees You Cannot Deduct Where To Deduct Introduction This chapter discusses which taxes you can deduct if you itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Filing an ammended return It also explains which taxes you can deduct on other schedules or forms and which taxes you cannot deduct. Filing an ammended return This chapter covers the following topics. Filing an ammended return Income taxes (federal, state, local, and foreign). Filing an ammended return General sales taxes (state and local). Filing an ammended return Real estate taxes (state, local, and foreign). Filing an ammended return Personal property taxes (state and local). Filing an ammended return Taxes and fees you cannot deduct. Filing an ammended return Use Table 22-1 as a guide to determine which taxes you can deduct. Filing an ammended return The end of the chapter contains a section that explains which forms you use to deduct different types of taxes. Filing an ammended return Business taxes. Filing an ammended return   You can deduct certain taxes only if they are ordinary and necessary expenses of your trade or business or of producing income. Filing an ammended return For information on these taxes, see Publication 535, Business Expenses. Filing an ammended return State or local taxes. Filing an ammended return   These are taxes imposed by the 50 states, U. Filing an ammended return S. Filing an ammended return possessions, or any of their political subdivisions (such as a county or city), or by the District of Columbia. Filing an ammended return Indian tribal government. Filing an ammended return   An Indian tribal government recognized by the Secretary of the Treasury as performing substantial government functions will be treated as a state for purposes of claiming a deduction for taxes. Filing an ammended return Income taxes, real estate taxes, and personal property taxes imposed by that Indian tribal government (or by any of its subdivisions that are treated as political subdivisions of a state) are deductible. Filing an ammended return General sales taxes. Filing an ammended return   These are taxes imposed at one rate on retail sales of a broad range of classes of items. Filing an ammended return Foreign taxes. Filing an ammended return   These are taxes imposed by a foreign country or any of its political subdivisions. Filing an ammended return Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 514 Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 530 Tax Information for Homeowners Form (and Instructions) Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions Schedule E (Form 1040) Supplemental Income and Loss 1116 Foreign Tax Credit Tests To Deduct Any Tax The following two tests must be met for you to deduct any tax. Filing an ammended return The tax must be imposed on you. Filing an ammended return You must pay the tax during your tax year. Filing an ammended return The tax must be imposed on you. Filing an ammended return   In general, you can deduct only taxes imposed on you. Filing an ammended return   Generally, you can deduct property taxes only if you are an owner of the property. Filing an ammended return If your spouse owns the property and pays the real estate taxes, the taxes are deductible on your spouse's separate return or on your joint return. Filing an ammended return You must pay the tax during your tax year. Filing an ammended return   If you are a cash basis taxpayer, you can deduct only those taxes you actually paid during your tax year. Filing an ammended return If you pay your taxes by check, the day you mail or deliver the check is the date of payment, provided the check is honored by the financial institution. Filing an ammended return If you use a pay-by-phone account (such as a credit card or electronic funds withdrawal), the date reported on the statement of the financial institution showing when payment was made is the date of payment. Filing an ammended return If you contest a tax liability and are a cash basis taxpayer, you can deduct the tax only in the year you actually pay it (or transfer money or other property to provide for satisfaction of the contested liability). Filing an ammended return See Publication 538, Accounting Periods and Methods, for details. Filing an ammended return    If you use an accrual method of accounting, see Publication 538 for more information. Filing an ammended return Income Taxes This section discusses the deductibility of state and local income taxes (including employee contributions to state benefit funds) and foreign income taxes. Filing an ammended return State and Local Income Taxes You can deduct state and local income taxes. Filing an ammended return However, you can elect to deduct state and local general sales taxes instead of state and local income taxes. Filing an ammended return See General Sales Taxes , later. Filing an ammended return Exception. Filing an ammended return    You cannot deduct state and local income taxes you pay on income that is exempt from federal income tax, unless the exempt income is interest income. Filing an ammended return For example, you cannot deduct the part of a state's income tax that is on a cost-of-living allowance exempt from federal income tax. Filing an ammended return What To Deduct Your deduction may be for withheld taxes, estimated tax payments, or other tax payments as follows. Filing an ammended return Withheld taxes. Filing an ammended return   You can deduct state and local income taxes withheld from your salary in the year they are withheld. Filing an ammended return Your Form(s) W-2 will show these amounts. Filing an ammended return Forms W-2G, 1099-G, 1099-R, and 1099-MISC may also show state and local income taxes withheld. Filing an ammended return Estimated tax payments. Filing an ammended return   You can deduct estimated tax payments you made during the year to a state or local government. Filing an ammended return However, you must have a reasonable basis for making the estimated tax payments. Filing an ammended return Any estimated state or local tax payments that are not made in good faith at the time of payment are not deductible. Filing an ammended return For example, you made an estimated state income tax payment. Filing an ammended return However, the estimate of your state tax liability shows that you will get a refund of the full amount of your estimated payment. Filing an ammended return You had no reasonable basis to believe you had any additional liability for state income taxes and you cannot deduct the estimated tax payment. Filing an ammended return Refund applied to taxes. Filing an ammended return   You can deduct any part of a refund of prior-year state or local income taxes that you chose to have credited to your 2013 estimated state or local income taxes. Filing an ammended return    Do not reduce your deduction by either of the following items. Filing an ammended return Any state or local income tax refund (or credit) you expect to receive for 2013. Filing an ammended return Any refund of (or credit for) prior-year state and local income taxes you actually received in 2013. Filing an ammended return   However, part or all of this refund (or credit) may be taxable. Filing an ammended return See Refund (or credit) of state or local income taxes , later. Filing an ammended return Separate federal returns. Filing an ammended return   If you and your spouse file separate state, local, and federal income tax returns, you each can deduct on your federal return only the amount of your own state and local income tax that you paid during the tax year. Filing an ammended return Joint state and local returns. Filing an ammended return   If you and your spouse file joint state and local returns and separate federal returns, each of you can deduct on your separate federal return a part of the total state and local income taxes paid during the tax year. Filing an ammended return You can deduct only the amount of the total taxes that is proportionate to your gross income compared to the combined gross income of you and your spouse. Filing an ammended return However, you cannot deduct more than the amount you actually paid during the year. Filing an ammended return You can avoid this calculation if you and your spouse are jointly and individually liable for the full amount of the state and local income taxes. Filing an ammended return If so, you and your spouse can deduct on your separate federal returns the amount you each actually paid. Filing an ammended return Joint federal return. Filing an ammended return   If you file a joint federal return, you can deduct the total of the state and local income taxes both of you paid. Filing an ammended return Contributions to state benefit funds. Filing an ammended return    As an employee, you can deduct mandatory contributions to state benefit funds withheld from your wages that provide protection against loss of wages. Filing an ammended return For example, certain states require employees to make contributions to state funds providing disability or unemployment insurance benefits. Filing an ammended return Mandatory payments made to the following state benefit funds are deductible as state income taxes on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 5. Filing an ammended return Alaska Unemployment Compensation Fund. Filing an ammended return California Nonoccupational Disability Benefit Fund. Filing an ammended return New Jersey Nonoccupational Disability Benefit Fund. Filing an ammended return New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Fund. Filing an ammended return New York Nonoccupational Disability Benefit Fund. Filing an ammended return Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Fund. Filing an ammended return Rhode Island Temporary Disability Benefit Fund. Filing an ammended return Washington State Supplemental Workmen's Compensation Fund. Filing an ammended return    Employee contributions to private or voluntary disability plans are not deductible. Filing an ammended return Refund (or credit) of state or local income taxes. Filing an ammended return   If you receive a refund of (or credit for) state or local income taxes in a year after the year in which you paid them, you may have to include the refund in income on Form 1040, line 10, in the year you receive it. Filing an ammended return This includes refunds resulting from taxes that were overwithheld, applied from a prior year return, not figured correctly, or figured again because of an amended return. Filing an ammended return If you did not itemize your deductions in the previous year, do not include the refund in income. Filing an ammended return If you deducted the taxes in the previous year, include all or part of the refund on Form 1040, line 10, in the year you receive the refund. Filing an ammended return For a discussion of how much to include, see Recoveries in chapter 12. Filing an ammended return Foreign Income Taxes Generally, you can take either a deduction or a credit for income taxes imposed on you by a foreign country or a U. Filing an ammended return S. Filing an ammended return possession. Filing an ammended return However, you cannot take a deduction or credit for foreign income taxes paid on income that is exempt from U. Filing an ammended return S. Filing an ammended return tax under the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion. Filing an ammended return For information on these exclusions, see Publication 54, Tax Guide for U. Filing an ammended return S. Filing an ammended return Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad. Filing an ammended return For information on the foreign tax credit, see Publication 514. Filing an ammended return General Sales Taxes You can elect to deduct state and local general sales taxes, instead of state and local income taxes, as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 5b. Filing an ammended return You can use either your actual expenses or the state and local sales tax tables to figure your sales tax deduction. Filing an ammended return Actual expenses. Filing an ammended return   Generally, you can deduct the actual state and local general sales taxes (including compensating use taxes) if the tax rate was the same as the general sales tax rate. Filing an ammended return However, sales taxes on food, clothing, medical supplies, and motor vehicles are deductible as a general sales tax even if the tax rate was less than the general sales tax rate. Filing an ammended return If you paid sales tax on a motor vehicle at a rate higher than the general sales tax rate, you can deduct only the amount of tax that you would have paid at the general sales tax rate on that vehicle. Filing an ammended return If you use the actual expenses method, you must have receipts to show the general sales taxes paid. Filing an ammended return Do not include sales taxes paid on items used in your trade or business. Filing an ammended return Motor vehicles. Filing an ammended return   For purposes of this section, motor vehicles include cars, motorcycles, motor homes, recreational vehicles, sport utility vehicles, trucks, vans, and off-road vehicles. Filing an ammended return This also includes sales taxes on a leased motor vehicle, but not on vehicles used in your trade or business. Filing an ammended return Optional sales tax tables. Filing an ammended return   Instead of using your actual expenses, you can figure your state and local general sales tax deduction using the state and local sales tax tables in the Instructions for Schedule A (Form 1040). Filing an ammended return You may also be able to add the state and local general sales taxes paid on certain specified items. Filing an ammended return   Your applicable table amount is based on the state where you live, your income, and the number of exemptions claimed on your tax return. Filing an ammended return Your income is your adjusted gross income plus any nontaxable items such as the following. Filing an ammended return Tax-exempt interest. Filing an ammended return Veterans' benefits. Filing an ammended return Nontaxable combat pay. Filing an ammended return Workers' compensation. Filing an ammended return Nontaxable part of social security and railroad retirement benefits. Filing an ammended return Nontaxable part of IRA, pension, or annuity distributions, excluding rollovers. Filing an ammended return Public assistance payments. Filing an ammended return If you lived in different states during the same tax year, you must prorate your applicable table amount for each state based on the days you lived in each state. Filing an ammended return See the Instructions for Schedule A (Form 1040), line 5, for details. Filing an ammended return Real Estate Taxes Deductible real estate taxes are any state, local, or foreign taxes on real property levied for the general public welfare. Filing an ammended return You can deduct these taxes only if they are based on the assessed value of the real property and charged uniformly against all property under the jurisdiction of the taxing authority. Filing an ammended return Deductible real estate taxes generally do not include taxes charged for local benefits and improvements that increase the value of the property. Filing an ammended return They also do not include itemized charges for services (such as trash collection) assessed against specific property or certain people, even if the charge is paid to the taxing authority. Filing an ammended return For more information about taxes and charges that are not deductible, see Real Estate-Related Items You Cannot Deduct , later. Filing an ammended return Tenant-shareholders in a cooperative housing corporation. Filing an ammended return   Generally, if you are a tenant-stockholder in a cooperative housing corporation, you can deduct the amount paid to the corporation that represents your share of the real estate taxes the corporation paid or incurred for your dwelling unit. Filing an ammended return The corporation should provide you with a statement showing your share of the taxes. Filing an ammended return For more information, see Special Rules for Cooperatives in Publication 530. Filing an ammended return Division of real estate taxes between buyers and sellers. Filing an ammended return   If you bought or sold real estate during the year, the real estate taxes must be divided between the buyer and the seller. Filing an ammended return   The buyer and the seller must divide the real estate taxes according to the number of days in the real property tax year (the period to which the tax is imposed relates) that each owned the property. Filing an ammended return The seller is treated as paying the taxes up to, but not including, the date of sale. Filing an ammended return The buyer is treated as paying the taxes beginning with the date of sale. Filing an ammended return This applies regardless of the lien dates under local law. Filing an ammended return Generally, this information is included on the settlement statement provided at the closing. Filing an ammended return    If you (the seller) cannot deduct taxes until they are paid because you use the cash method of accounting, and the buyer of your property is personally liable for the tax, you are considered to have paid your part of the tax at the time of the sale. Filing an ammended return This lets you deduct the part of the tax to the date of sale even though you did not actually pay it. Filing an ammended return However, you must also include the amount of that tax in the selling price of the property. Filing an ammended return The buyer must include the same amount in his or her cost of the property. Filing an ammended return   You figure your deduction for taxes on each property bought or sold during the real property tax year as follows. Filing an ammended return Worksheet 22-1. Filing an ammended return Figuring Your Real Estate Tax Deduction 1. Filing an ammended return Enter the total real estate taxes for the real property tax year   2. Filing an ammended return Enter the number of days in the real property tax year that you owned the property   3. Filing an ammended return Divide line 2 by 365 (for leap years, divide line 2 by 366) . Filing an ammended return 4. Filing an ammended return Multiply line 1 by line 3. Filing an ammended return This is your deduction. Filing an ammended return Enter it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 6   Note. Filing an ammended return Repeat steps 1 through 4 for each property you bought or sold during the real property tax year. Filing an ammended return Your total deduction is the sum of the line 4 amounts for all of the properties. Filing an ammended return Real estate taxes for prior years. Filing an ammended return   Do not divide delinquent taxes between the buyer and seller if the taxes are for any real property tax year before the one in which the property is sold. Filing an ammended return Even if the buyer agrees to pay the delinquent taxes, the buyer cannot deduct them. Filing an ammended return The buyer must add them to the cost of the property. Filing an ammended return The seller can deduct these taxes paid by the buyer. Filing an ammended return However, the seller must include them in the selling price. Filing an ammended return Examples. Filing an ammended return   The following examples illustrate how real estate taxes are divided between buyer and seller. Filing an ammended return Example 1. Filing an ammended return Dennis and Beth White's real property tax year for both their old home and their new home is the calendar year, with payment due August 1. Filing an ammended return The tax on their old home, sold on May 7, was $620. Filing an ammended return The tax on their new home, bought on May 3, was $732. Filing an ammended return Dennis and Beth are considered to have paid a proportionate share of the real estate taxes on the old home even though they did not actually pay them to the taxing authority. Filing an ammended return On the other hand, they can claim only a proportionate share of the taxes they paid on their new property even though they paid the entire amount. Filing an ammended return Dennis and Beth owned their old home during the real property tax year for 126 days (January 1 to May 6, the day before the sale). Filing an ammended return They figure their deduction for taxes on their old home as follows. Filing an ammended return Worksheet 22-1. Filing an ammended return Figuring Your Real Estate Tax Deduction — Taxes on Old Home 1. Filing an ammended return Enter the total real estate taxes for the real property tax year $620 2. Filing an ammended return Enter the number of days in the real property tax year that you owned the property 126 3. Filing an ammended return Divide line 2 by 365 (for leap years, divide line 2 by 366) . Filing an ammended return 3452 4. Filing an ammended return Multiply line 1 by line 3. Filing an ammended return This is your deduction. Filing an ammended return Enter it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 6 $214 Since the buyers of their old home paid all of the taxes, Dennis and Beth also include the $214 in the selling price of the old home. Filing an ammended return (The buyers add the $214 to their cost of the home. Filing an ammended return ) Dennis and Beth owned their new home during the real property tax year for 243 days (May 3 to December 31, including their date of purchase). Filing an ammended return They figure their deduction for taxes on their new home as follows. Filing an ammended return Worksheet 22-1. Filing an ammended return Figuring Your Real Estate Tax Deduction — Taxes on New Home 1. Filing an ammended return Enter the total real estate taxes for the real property tax year $732 2. Filing an ammended return Enter the number of days in the real property tax year that you owned the property 243 3. Filing an ammended return Divide line 2 by 365 (for leap years, divide line 2 by 366) . Filing an ammended return 6658 4. Filing an ammended return Multiply line 1 by line 3. Filing an ammended return This is your deduction. Filing an ammended return Enter it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 6 $487 Since Dennis and Beth paid all of the taxes on the new home, they add $245 ($732 paid less $487 deduction) to their cost of the new home. Filing an ammended return (The sellers add this $245 to their selling price and deduct the $245 as a real estate tax. Filing an ammended return ) Dennis and Beth's real estate tax deduction for their old and new homes is the sum of $214 and $487, or $701. Filing an ammended return They will enter this amount on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 6. Filing an ammended return Example 2. Filing an ammended return George and Helen Brown bought a new home on May 3, 2013. Filing an ammended return Their real property tax year for the new home is the calendar year. Filing an ammended return Real estate taxes for 2012 were assessed in their state on January 1, 2013. Filing an ammended return The taxes became due on May 31, 2013, and October 31, 2013. Filing an ammended return The Browns agreed to pay all taxes due after the date of purchase. Filing an ammended return Real estate taxes for 2012 were $680. Filing an ammended return They paid $340 on May 31, 2013, and $340 on October 31, 2013. Filing an ammended return These taxes were for the 2012 real property tax year. Filing an ammended return The Browns cannot deduct them since they did not own the property until 2013. Filing an ammended return Instead, they must add $680 to the cost of their new home. Filing an ammended return In January 2014, the Browns receive their 2013 property tax statement for $752, which they will pay in 2014. Filing an ammended return The Browns owned their new home during the 2013 real property tax year for 243 days (May 3 to December 31). Filing an ammended return They will figure their 2014 deduction for taxes as follows. Filing an ammended return Worksheet 22-1. Filing an ammended return Figuring Your Real Estate Tax Deduction — Taxes on New Home 1. Filing an ammended return Enter the total real estate taxes for the real property tax year $752 2. Filing an ammended return Enter the number of days in the real property tax year that you owned the property 243 3. Filing an ammended return Divide line 2 by 365 (for leap years, divide line 2 by 366) . Filing an ammended return 6658 4. Filing an ammended return Multiply line 1 by line 3. Filing an ammended return This is your deduction. Filing an ammended return Claim it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 6 $501 The remaining $251 ($752 paid less $501 deduction) of taxes paid in 2014, along with the $680 paid in 2013, is added to the cost of their new home. Filing an ammended return Because the taxes up to the date of sale are considered paid by the seller on the date of sale, the seller is entitled to a 2013 tax deduction of $931. Filing an ammended return This is the sum of the $680 for 2012 and the $251 for the 122 days the seller owned the home in 2013. Filing an ammended return The seller must also include the $931 in the selling price when he or she figures the gain or loss on the sale. Filing an ammended return The seller should contact the Browns in January 2014 to find out how much real estate tax is due for 2013. Filing an ammended return Form 1099-S. Filing an ammended return   For certain sales or exchanges of real estate, the person responsible for closing the sale (generally the settlement agent) prepares Form 1099-S, Proceeds From Real Estate Transactions, to report certain information to the IRS and to the seller of the property. Filing an ammended return Box 2 of Form 1099-S is for the gross proceeds from the sale and should include the portion of the seller's real estate tax liability that the buyer will pay after the date of sale. Filing an ammended return The buyer includes these taxes in the cost basis of the property, and the seller both deducts this amount as a tax paid and includes it in the sales price of the property. Filing an ammended return   For a real estate transaction that involves a home, any real estate tax the seller paid in advance but that is the liability of the buyer appears on Form 1099-S, box 5. Filing an ammended return The buyer deducts this amount as a real estate tax, and the seller reduces his or her real estate tax deduction (or includes it in income) by the same amount. Filing an ammended return See Refund (or rebate) , later. Filing an ammended return Taxes placed in escrow. Filing an ammended return   If your monthly mortgage payment includes an amount placed in escrow (put in the care of a third party) for real estate taxes, you may not be able to deduct the total amount placed in escrow. Filing an ammended return You can deduct only the real estate tax that the third party actually paid to the taxing authority. Filing an ammended return If the third party does not notify you of the amount of real estate tax that was paid for you, contact the third party or the taxing authority to find the proper amount to show on your return. Filing an ammended return Tenants by the entirety. Filing an ammended return   If you and your spouse held property as tenants by the entirety and you file separate federal returns, each of you can deduct only the taxes each of you paid on the property. Filing an ammended return Divorced individuals. Filing an ammended return   If your divorce or separation agreement states that you must pay the real estate taxes for a home owned by you and your spouse, part of your payments may be deductible as alimony and part as real estate taxes. Filing an ammended return See Taxes and insurance in chapter 18 for more information. Filing an ammended return Ministers' and military housing allowances. Filing an ammended return   If you are a minister or a member of the uniformed services and receive a housing allowance that you can exclude from income, you still can deduct all of the real estate taxes you pay on your home. Filing an ammended return Refund (or rebate). Filing an ammended return   If you received a refund or rebate in 2013 of real estate taxes you paid in 2013, you must reduce your deduction by the amount refunded to you. Filing an ammended return If you received a refund or rebate in 2013 of real estate taxes you deducted in an earlier year (either as an itemized deduction or an increase to your standard deduction), you generally must include the refund or rebate in income in the year you receive it. Filing an ammended return However, the amount you include in income is limited to the amount of the deduction that reduced your tax in the earlier year. Filing an ammended return For more information, see Recoveries in chapter 12. Filing an ammended return Table 22-1. Filing an ammended return Which Taxes Can You Deduct? Type of Tax You Can Deduct You Cannot Deduct Fees and Charges Fees and charges that are expenses of your trade or business or of producing income. Filing an ammended return Fees and charges that are not expenses of your trade or business or of producing income, such as fees for driver's licenses, car inspections, parking, or charges for water bills (see Taxes and Fees You Cannot Deduct ). Filing an ammended return     Fines and penalties. Filing an ammended return Income Taxes State and local income taxes. Filing an ammended return Federal income taxes. Filing an ammended return   Foreign income taxes. Filing an ammended return     Employee contributions to state funds listed under Contributions to state benefit funds . Filing an ammended return Employee contributions to private or voluntary disability plans. Filing an ammended return     State and local general sales taxes if you choose to deduct state and local income taxes. Filing an ammended return General Sales Taxes State and local general sales taxes, including compensating use taxes. Filing an ammended return State and local income taxes if you choose to deduct state and local general sales taxes. Filing an ammended return Other Taxes Taxes that are expenses of your trade or business. Filing an ammended return Federal excise taxes, such as tax on gasoline, that are not expenses of your trade or business or of producing income. Filing an ammended return   Taxes on property producing rent or royalty income. Filing an ammended return Per capita taxes. Filing an ammended return   Occupational taxes. Filing an ammended return See chapter 28. Filing an ammended return     One-half of self-employment tax paid. Filing an ammended return   Personal Property Taxes State and local personal property taxes. Filing an ammended return Customs duties that are not expenses of your trade or business or of producing income. Filing an ammended return Real Estate Taxes State and local real estate taxes. Filing an ammended return Real estate taxes that are treated as imposed on someone else (see Division of real estate taxes between buyers and sellers ). Filing an ammended return   Foreign real estate taxes. Filing an ammended return Taxes for local benefits (with exceptions). Filing an ammended return See Real Estate-Related Items You Cannot Deduct . Filing an ammended return   Tenant's share of real estate taxes paid by  cooperative housing corporation. Filing an ammended return Trash and garbage pickup fees (with exceptions). Filing an ammended return See Real Estate-Related Items You Cannot Deduct . Filing an ammended return     Rent increase due to higher real estate taxes. Filing an ammended return     Homeowners' association charges. Filing an ammended return Real Estate-Related Items You Cannot Deduct Payments for the following items generally are not deductible as real estate taxes. Filing an ammended return Taxes for local benefits. Filing an ammended return Itemized charges for services (such as trash and garbage pickup fees). Filing an ammended return Transfer taxes (or stamp taxes). Filing an ammended return Rent increases due to higher real estate taxes. Filing an ammended return Homeowners' association charges. Filing an ammended return Taxes for local benefits. Filing an ammended return   Deductible real estate taxes generally do not include taxes charged for local benefits and improvements tending to increase the value of your property. Filing an ammended return These include assessments for streets, sidewalks, water mains, sewer lines, public parking facilities, and similar improvements. Filing an ammended return You should increase the basis of your property by the amount of the assessment. Filing an ammended return   Local benefit taxes are deductible only if they are for maintenance, repair, or interest charges related to those benefits. Filing an ammended return If only a part of the taxes is for maintenance, repair, or interest, you must be able to show the amount of that part to claim the deduction. Filing an ammended return If you cannot determine what part of the tax is for maintenance, repair, or interest, none of it is deductible. Filing an ammended return    Taxes for local benefits may be included in your real estate tax bill. Filing an ammended return If your taxing authority (or mortgage lender) does not furnish you a copy of your real estate tax bill, ask for it. Filing an ammended return You should use the rules above to determine if the local benefit tax is deductible. Filing an ammended return Contact the taxing authority if you need additional information about a specific charge on your real estate tax bill. Filing an ammended return Itemized charges for services. Filing an ammended return    An itemized charge for services assessed against specific property or certain people is not a tax, even if the charge is paid to the taxing authority. Filing an ammended return For example, you cannot deduct the charge as a real estate tax if it is: A unit fee for the delivery of a service (such as a $5 fee charged for every 1,000 gallons of water you use), A periodic charge for a residential service (such as a $20 per month or $240 annual fee charged to each homeowner for trash collection), or A flat fee charged for a single service provided by your government (such as a $30 charge for mowing your lawn because it was allowed to grow higher than permitted under your local ordinance). Filing an ammended return    You must look at your real estate tax bill to determine if any nondeductible itemized charges, such as those listed above, are included in the bill. Filing an ammended return If your taxing authority (or mortgage lender) does not furnish you a copy of your real estate tax bill, ask for it. Filing an ammended return Exception. Filing an ammended return   Service charges used to maintain or improve services (such as trash collection or police and fire protection) are deductible as real estate taxes if: The fees or charges are imposed at a like rate against all property in the taxing jurisdiction, The funds collected are not earmarked; instead, they are commingled with general revenue funds, and Funds used to maintain or improve services are not limited to or determined by the amount of these fees or charges collected. Filing an ammended return Transfer taxes (or stamp taxes). Filing an ammended return   Transfer taxes and similar taxes and charges on the sale of a personal home are not deductible. Filing an ammended return If they are paid by the seller, they are expenses of the sale and reduce the amount realized on the sale. Filing an ammended return If paid by the buyer, they are included in the cost basis of the property. Filing an ammended return Rent increase due to higher real estate taxes. Filing an ammended return   If your landlord increases your rent in the form of a tax surcharge because of increased real estate taxes, you cannot deduct the increase as taxes. Filing an ammended return Homeowners' association charges. Filing an ammended return   These charges are not deductible because they are imposed by the homeowners' association, rather than the state or local government. Filing an ammended return Personal Property Taxes Personal property tax is deductible if it is a state or local tax that is: Charged on personal property, Based only on the value of the personal property, and Charged on a yearly basis, even if it is collected more or less than once a year. Filing an ammended return A tax that meets the above requirements can be considered charged on personal property even if it is for the exercise of a privilege. Filing an ammended return For example, a yearly tax based on value qualifies as a personal property tax even if it is called a registration fee and is for the privilege of registering motor vehicles or using them on the highways. Filing an ammended return If the tax is partly based on value and partly based on other criteria, it may qualify in part. Filing an ammended return Example. Filing an ammended return Your state charges a yearly motor vehicle registration tax of 1% of value plus 50 cents per hundredweight. Filing an ammended return You paid $32 based on the value ($1,500) and weight (3,400 lbs. Filing an ammended return ) of your car. Filing an ammended return You can deduct $15 (1% × $1,500) as a personal property tax because it is based on the value. Filing an ammended return The remaining $17 ($. Filing an ammended return 50 × 34), based on the weight, is not deductible. Filing an ammended return Taxes and Fees You Cannot Deduct Many federal, state, and local government taxes are not deductible because they do not fall within the categories discussed earlier. Filing an ammended return Other taxes and fees, such as federal income taxes, are not deductible because the tax law specifically prohibits a deduction for them. Filing an ammended return See Table 22-1. Filing an ammended return Taxes and fees that are generally not deductible include the following items. Filing an ammended return Employment taxes. Filing an ammended return This includes social security, Medicare, and railroad retirement taxes withheld from your pay. Filing an ammended return However, one-half of self-employment tax you pay is deductible. Filing an ammended return In addition, the social security and other employment taxes you pay on the wages of a household worker may be included in medical expenses that you can deduct or child care expenses that allow you to claim the child and dependent care credit. Filing an ammended return For more information, see chapters 21 and 32. Filing an ammended return Estate, inheritance, legacy, or succession taxes. Filing an ammended return However, you can deduct the estate tax attributable to income in respect of a decedent if you, as a beneficiary, must include that income in your gross income. Filing an ammended return In that case, deduct the estate tax as a miscellaneous deduction that is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Filing an ammended return For more information, see Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators. Filing an ammended return Federal income taxes. Filing an ammended return This includes income taxes withheld from your pay. Filing an ammended return Fines and penalties. Filing an ammended return You cannot deduct fines and penalties paid to a government for violation of any law, including related amounts forfeited as collateral deposits. Filing an ammended return Gift taxes. Filing an ammended return License fees. Filing an ammended return You cannot deduct license fees for personal purposes (such as marriage, driver's, and dog license fees). Filing an ammended return Per capita taxes. Filing an ammended return You cannot deduct state or local per capita taxes. Filing an ammended return Many taxes and fees other than those listed above are also nondeductible, unless they are ordinary and necessary expenses of a business or income producing activity. Filing an ammended return For other nondeductible items, see Real Estate-Related Items You Cannot Deduct , earlier. Filing an ammended return Where To Deduct You deduct taxes on the following schedules. Filing an ammended return State and local income taxes. Filing an ammended return    These taxes are deducted on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 5, even if your only source of income is from business, rents, or royalties. Filing an ammended return Check box a on line 5. Filing an ammended return General sales taxes. Filing an ammended return   Sales taxes are deducted on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 5. Filing an ammended return You must check box b on line 5. Filing an ammended return If you elect to deduct sales taxes, you cannot deduct state and local income taxes on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 5, box a. Filing an ammended return Foreign income taxes. Filing an ammended return   Generally, income taxes you pay to a foreign country or U. Filing an ammended return S. Filing an ammended return possession can be claimed as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 8, or as a credit against your U. Filing an ammended return S. Filing an ammended return income tax on Form 1040, line 47. Filing an ammended return To claim the credit, you may have to complete and attach Form 1116. Filing an ammended return For more information, see chapter 37, the Form 1040 instructions, or Publication 514. Filing an ammended return Real estate taxes and personal property taxes. Filing an ammended return    Real estate and personal property taxes are deducted on Schedule A (Form 1040), lines 6 and 7, respectively, unless they are paid on property used in your business, in which case they are deducted on Schedule C, Schedule C-EZ, or Schedule F (Form 1040). Filing an ammended return Taxes on property that produces rent or royalty income are deducted on Schedule E (Form 1040). Filing an ammended return Self-employment tax. Filing an ammended return    Deduct one-half of your self-employment tax on Form 1040, line 27. Filing an ammended return Other taxes. Filing an ammended return    All other deductible taxes are deducted on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 8. 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Filing an ammended return Publication 541 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Reminder IntroductionTax questions. Filing an ammended return Ordering forms and publications. Filing an ammended return Useful Items - You may want to see: Reminder Photographs of missing children. Filing an ammended return  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Filing an ammended return Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Filing an ammended return 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. Filing an ammended return Introduction This publication provides supplemental federal income tax information for partnerships and partners. Filing an ammended return It supplements the information provided in the Instructions for Form 1065, U. Filing an ammended return S. Filing an ammended return Return of Partnership Income, and the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). Filing an ammended return Generally, a partnership does not pay tax on its income but “passes through” any profits or losses to its partners. Filing an ammended return Partners must include partnership items on their tax returns. Filing an ammended return For a discussion of business expenses a partnership can deduct, see Publication 535, Business Expenses. Filing an ammended return Members of oil and gas partnerships should read about the deduction for depletion in chapter 9 of that publication. Filing an ammended return Certain partnerships must have a tax matters partner (TMP) who is also a general partner. Filing an ammended return For information on the rules for designating a TMP, see Designation of Tax Matters Partner (TMP) in the Form 1065 instructions and section 301. Filing an ammended return 6231(a)(7)-1 of the regulations. Filing an ammended return Many rules in this publication do not apply to partnerships that file Form 1065-B, U. Filing an ammended return S. Filing an ammended return Return of Income for Electing Large Partnerships. Filing an ammended return For the rules that apply to these partnerships, see the instructions for Form 1065-B. Filing an ammended return However, the partners of electing large partnerships can use the rules in this publication except as otherwise noted. Filing an ammended return Withholding on foreign partner or firm. Filing an ammended return   If a partnership acquires a U. Filing an ammended return S. Filing an ammended return real property interest from a foreign person or firm, the partnership may have to withhold tax on the amount it pays for the property (including cash, the fair market value of other property, and any assumed liability). Filing an ammended return If a partnership has income effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States, it must withhold on the income allocable to its foreign partners. Filing an ammended return A partnership may have to withhold tax on a foreign partner's distributive share of fixed or determinable income not effectively connected with a U. Filing an ammended return S. Filing an ammended return trade or business. Filing an ammended return A partnership that fails to withhold may be held liable for the tax, applicable penalties, and interest. Filing an ammended return   For more information, see Publication 515, Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities. Filing an ammended return Comments and suggestions. Filing an ammended return   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 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