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Free state e file taxes Publication 521 - Main Content Table of Contents Who Can Deduct Moving ExpensesMove Related to Start of Work Distance Test Time Test Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States Deductible Moving ExpensesMoves to Locations in the United States Moves to Locations Outside the United States Nondeductible Expenses ReimbursementsTypes of Reimbursement Plans Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax How and When To ReportForm 3903 When To Deduct Expenses Illustrated Example Members of the Armed Forces How To Get Tax Help Who Can Deduct Moving Expenses You can deduct your moving expenses if you meet all three of the following requirements. Free state e file taxes Your move is closely related to the start of work. Free state e file taxes You meet the distance test. Free state e file taxes You meet the time test. Free state e file taxes After you have read these rules, you may want to use Figure B to help you decide if you can deduct your moving expenses. Free state e file taxes Retirees, survivors, and Armed Forces members. Free state e file taxes   Different rules may apply if you are a member of the Armed Forces or a retiree or survivor moving to the United States. Free state e file taxes These rules are discussed later in this publication. Free state e file taxes Move Related to Start of Work Your move must be closely related, both in time and in place, to the start of work at your new job location. Free state e file taxes Closely related in time. Free state e file taxes   In most cases, you can consider moving expenses incurred within 1 year from the date you first reported to work at the new location as closely related in time to the start of work. Free state e file taxes It is not necessary that you arrange to work before moving to a new location, as long as you actually go to work in that location. Free state e file taxes    Figure A. Free state e file taxes Illustration of Distance Test Please click here for the text description of the image. Free state e file taxes Figure A   If you do not move within 1 year of the date you begin work, you ordinarily cannot deduct the expenses unless you can show that circumstances existed that prevented the move within that time. Free state e file taxes Example. Free state e file taxes Your family moved more than a year after you started work at a new location. Free state e file taxes You delayed the move for 18 months to allow your child to complete high school. Free state e file taxes You can deduct your moving expenses. Free state e file taxes Closely related in place. Free state e file taxes   You can generally consider your move closely related in place to the start of work if the distance from your new home to the new job location is not more than the distance from your former home to the new job location. Free state e file taxes If your move does not meet this requirement, you may still be able to deduct moving expenses if you can show that: You are required to live at your new home as a condition of your employment, or You will spend less time or money commuting from your new home to your new job location. Free state e file taxes Home defined. Free state e file taxes   Your home means your main home (residence). Free state e file taxes It can be a house, apartment, condominium, houseboat, house trailer, or similar dwelling. Free state e file taxes It does not include other homes owned or kept up by you or members of your family. Free state e file taxes It also does not include a seasonal home, such as a summer beach cottage. Free state e file taxes Your former home means your home before you left for your new job location. Free state e file taxes Your new home means your home within the area of your new job location. Free state e file taxes Retirees or survivors. Free state e file taxes   You may be able to deduct the expenses of moving to the United States or its possessions even though the move is not related to the start of work at a new job location. Free state e file taxes You must have worked outside the United States or be a survivor of someone who did. Free state e file taxes See Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States, later. Free state e file taxes Distance Test Your move will meet the distance test if your new main job location is at least 50 miles farther from your former home than your old main job location was from your former home. Free state e file taxes For example, if your old main job location was 3 miles from your former home, your new main job location must be at least 53 miles from that former home. Free state e file taxes You can use Worksheet 1 to see if you meet this test. Free state e file taxes Worksheet 1. Free state e file taxes Distance Test   Note. Free state e file taxes Members of the Armed Forces may not have to meet this test. Free state e file taxes See Members of the Armed Forces. Free state e file taxes     1. Free state e file taxes Enter the number of miles from your old home to your new workplace 1. Free state e file taxes miles 2. Free state e file taxes Enter the number of miles from your old home to your old workplace 2. Free state e file taxes miles 3. Free state e file taxes Subtract line 2 from line 1. Free state e file taxes If zero or less, enter -0- 3. Free state e file taxes miles 4. Free state e file taxes Is line 3 at least 50 miles? □ Yes. Free state e file taxes You meet this test. Free state e file taxes  □ No. Free state e file taxes You do not meet this test. Free state e file taxes You cannot deduct your moving expenses. Free state e file taxes The distance between a job location and your home is the shortest of the more commonly traveled routes between them. Free state e file taxes The distance test considers only the location of your former home. Free state e file taxes It does not take into account the location of your new home. Free state e file taxes See Figure A, earlier. Free state e file taxes Example. Free state e file taxes You moved to a new home less than 50 miles from your former home because you changed main job locations. Free state e file taxes Your old main job location was 3 miles from your former home. Free state e file taxes Your new main job location is 60 miles from that home. Free state e file taxes Because your new main job location is 57 miles farther from your former home than the distance from your former home to your old main job location, you meet the distance test. Free state e file taxes First job or return to full-time work. Free state e file taxes   If you go to work full time for the first time, your place of work must be at least 50 miles from your former home to meet the distance test. Free state e file taxes   If you go back to full-time work after a substantial period of part-time work or unemployment, your place of work also must be at least 50 miles from your former home. Free state e file taxes Armed Forces. Free state e file taxes   If you are in the Armed Forces and you moved because of a permanent change of station, you do not have to meet the distance test. Free state e file taxes See Members of the Armed Forces, later. Free state e file taxes Main job location. Free state e file taxes   Your main job location is usually the place where you spend most of your working time. Free state e file taxes This could be your office, plant, store, shop, or other location. Free state e file taxes If there is no one place where you spend most of your working time, your main job location is the place where your work is centered, such as where you report for work or are otherwise required to “base” your work. Free state e file taxes Union members. Free state e file taxes   If you work for several employers on a short-term basis and you get work under a union hall system (such as a construction or building trades worker), your main job location is the union hall. Free state e file taxes More than one job. Free state e file taxes   If you have more than one job at any time, your main job location depends on the facts in each case. Free state e file taxes The more important factors to be considered are: The total time you spend at each place, The amount of work you do at each place, and How much money you earn at each place. Free state e file taxes    Table 1. Free state e file taxes Satisfying the Time Test for Employees and Self-Employed Persons IF you are. Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes THEN you satisfy the time test by meeting the. Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes an employee 39-week test for employees. Free state e file taxes self-employed 78-week test for self-employed persons. Free state e file taxes both self-employed and an employee at the same time 78-week test for a self-employed person or the 39-week  test for an employee. Free state e file taxes Your principal place of work  determines which test applies. Free state e file taxes both self-employed and an employee, but unable to satisfy the 39-week test for employees 78-week test for self-employed persons. Free state e file taxes Time Test To deduct your moving expenses, you also must meet one of the following two time tests. Free state e file taxes The time test for employees. Free state e file taxes The time test for self-employed persons. Free state e file taxes Both of these tests are explained below. Free state e file taxes See Table 1, below, for a summary of these tests. Free state e file taxes You can deduct your moving expenses before you meet either of the time tests. Free state e file taxes See Time Test Not Yet Met, later. Free state e file taxes Time Test for Employees If you are an employee, you must work full time for at least 39 weeks during the first 12 months after you arrive in the general area of your new job location (39-week test). Free state e file taxes Full-time employment depends on what is usual for your type of work in your area. Free state e file taxes For purposes of this test, the following four rules apply. Free state e file taxes You count only your full-time work as an employee, not any work you do as a self-employed person. Free state e file taxes You do not have to work for the same employer for all 39 weeks. Free state e file taxes You do not have to work 39 weeks in a row. Free state e file taxes You must work full time within the same general commuting area for all 39 weeks. Free state e file taxes Temporary absence from work. Free state e file taxes   You are considered to have worked full time during any week you are temporarily absent from work because of illness, strikes, lockouts, layoffs, natural disasters, or similar causes. Free state e file taxes You are also considered to have worked full time during any week you are absent from work for leave or vacation provided for in your work contract or agreement. Free state e file taxes Seasonal work. Free state e file taxes   If your work is seasonal, you are considered to be working full time during the off-season only if your work contract or agreement covers an off-season period of less than 6 months. Free state e file taxes For example, a school teacher on a 12-month contract who teaches on a full-time basis for more than 6 months is considered to have worked full time for the entire 12 months. Free state e file taxes    Figure B. Free state e file taxes Can You Deduct Expenses for a Non-Military Move Within the United States? Please click here for the text description of the image. Free state e file taxes Figure B Time Test for Self-Employed Persons If you are self-employed, you must work full time for at least 39 weeks during the first 12 months and for a total of at least 78 weeks during the first 24 months after you arrive in the general area of your new job location (78-week test). Free state e file taxes For purposes of the time test for self-employed persons, the following three rules apply. Free state e file taxes You count any full-time work you do either as an employee or as a self-employed person. Free state e file taxes You do not have to work for the same employer or be self-employed in the same trade or business for the 78 weeks. Free state e file taxes You must work within the same general commuting area for all 78 weeks. Free state e file taxes Example. 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Free state e file taxes Self-employment. Free state e file taxes   You are self-employed if you work as the sole owner of an unincorporated business or as a partner in a partnership carrying on a business. Free state e file taxes You are not considered self-employed if you are semi-retired, are a part-time student, or work only a few hours each week. Free state e file taxes Full-time work. Free state e file taxes   You can count only those weeks during which you work full time as a week of work. Free state e file taxes Whether you work full time during any week depends on what is usual for your type of work in your area. Free state e file taxes For example, you are a self-employed dentist and maintain office hours 4 days a week. Free state e file taxes You are considered to perform services full time if maintaining office hours 4 days a week is not unusual for other self-employed dentists in your area. Free state e file taxes Temporary absence from work. Free state e file taxes   You are considered to be self-employed on a full-time basis during any week you are temporarily absent from work because of illness, strikes, natural disasters, or similar causes. Free state e file taxes Seasonal trade or business. Free state e file taxes   If your trade or business is seasonal, the off-season weeks when no work is required or available may be counted as weeks during which you worked full time. Free state e file taxes The off-season must be less than 6 months and you must work full time before and after the off-season. Free state e file taxes Example. Free state e file taxes You own and operate a motel at a beach resort. Free state e file taxes The motel is closed for 5 months during the off-season. Free state e file taxes You work full time as the operator of the motel before and after the off-season. Free state e file taxes You are considered self-employed on a full-time basis during the weeks of the off-season. Free state e file taxes   If you were both an employee and self-employed, see Table 1 earlier, for the requirements. Free state e file taxes Example. Free state e file taxes Justin quit his job and moved from the east coast to the west coast to begin a full-time job as a cabinet-maker for C and L Cabinet Shop. Free state e file taxes He generally worked at the shop about 40 hours each week. Free state e file taxes Shortly after the move, Justin also began operating a cabinet-installation business from his home for several hours each afternoon and all day on weekends. Free state e file taxes Because Justin's principal place of business is the cabinet shop, he can satisfy the time test by meeting the 39-week test. Free state e file taxes    If Justin is unable to satisfy the requirements of the 39-week test during the 12-month period immediately following his arrival in the general location of his new principal place of work, he can satisfy the 78-week test. Free state e file taxes Joint Return If you are married, file a joint return, and both you and your spouse work full-time, either of you can satisfy the full-time work test. Free state e file taxes However, you cannot add the weeks your spouse worked to the weeks you worked to satisfy that test. Free state e file taxes Time Test Not Yet Met You can deduct your moving expenses on your 2013 tax return even though you have not met the time test by the date your 2013 return is due. Free state e file taxes You can do this if you expect to meet the 39-week test in 2014 or the 78-week test in 2014 or 2015. Free state e file taxes If you do not deduct your moving expenses on your 2013 return, and you later meet the time test, you can file an amended return for 2013 to take the deduction. Free state e file taxes See When To Deduct Expenses later, for more details. Free state e file taxes Failure to meet the time test. Free state e file taxes    If you deduct moving expenses but do not meet the time test in 2014 or 2015, you must either: Report your moving expense deduction as other income on your Form 1040 for the year you cannot meet the test, or Use Form 1040X to amend your 2013 return, figuring your tax without the moving expense deduction. Free state e file taxes Example. Free state e file taxes You arrive in the general area of your new job location, as an employee, on September 15, 2013. Free state e file taxes You deduct your moving expenses on your 2013 return, the year of the move, even though you have not yet met the time test by the date your return is due. Free state e file taxes If you do not meet the 39-week test during the 12-month period following your arrival in the general area of your new job location, you must either: Report your moving expense deduction as other income on your Form 1040 for 2014, or Use Form 1040X to amend your 2013 return, figuring your tax without the moving expense deduction. Free state e file taxes Exceptions to the Time Test You do not have to meet the time test if one of the following applies. Free state e file taxes You are in the Armed Forces and you moved because of a permanent change of station. Free state e file taxes See Members of the Armed Forces , later. Free state e file taxes Your main job location was outside the United States and you moved to the United States because you retired. Free state e file taxes See Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States, later. Free state e file taxes You are the survivor of a person whose main job location at the time of death was outside the United States. Free state e file taxes See Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States, later. Free state e file taxes Your job at the new location ends because of death or disability. Free state e file taxes You are transferred for your employer's benefit or laid off for a reason other than willful misconduct. Free state e file taxes For this exception, you must have obtained full-time employment and you must have expected to meet the test at the time you started the job. Free state e file taxes Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States If you are a retiree who was working abroad or a survivor of a decedent who was working abroad and you move to the United States or one of its possessions, you do not have to meet the time test, discussed earlier. Free state e file taxes However, you must meet the requirements discussed below under Retirees who were working abroad or Survivors of decedents who were working abroad. Free state e file taxes If you are living in the United States, retire, and then move and remain retired, you cannot claim a moving expense deduction for that move. Free state e file taxes United States defined. Free state e file taxes   For this section of this publication, the term “United States” includes the possessions of the United States. Free state e file taxes Retirees who were working abroad. Free state e file taxes   You can deduct moving expenses for a move to a new home in the United States when you permanently retire. Free state e file taxes However, both your former main job location and your former home must have been outside the United States. Free state e file taxes Permanently retired. Free state e file taxes   You are considered permanently retired when you cease gainful full-time employment or self-employment. Free state e file taxes If, at the time you retire, you intend your retirement to be permanent, you will be considered retired even though you later return to work. Free state e file taxes Your intention to retire permanently may be determined by: Your age and health, The customary retirement age for people who do similar work, Whether you receive retirement payments from a pension or retirement fund, and The length of time before you return to full-time work. Free state e file taxes Decedents. Free state e file taxes   Qualified deductible moving expenses are allowed on a final return (Form 1040 or 1040NR) when a taxpayer has moved and dies within the same calendar year. Free state e file taxes The personal representative filing on behalf of that taxpayer should complete and attach Form 3903 to the final return. Free state e file taxes   A personal representative can be an executor, administrator, or anyone who is in charge of the deceased person's property. Free state e file taxes For more information, see Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators. Free state e file taxes Survivors of decedents who were working abroad. Free state e file taxes   If you are the spouse or the dependent of a person whose main job location at the time of death was outside the United States, you can deduct moving expenses if the following five requirements are met. Free state e file taxes The move is to a home in the United States. Free state e file taxes The move begins within 6 months after the decedent's death. Free state e file taxes (When a move begins is described below. Free state e file taxes ) The move is from the decedent's former home. Free state e file taxes The decedent's former home was outside the United States. Free state e file taxes The decedent's former home was also your home. Free state e file taxes When a move begins. Free state e file taxes   A move begins when one of the following events occurs. Free state e file taxes You contract for your household goods and personal effects to be moved to your home in the United States, but only if the move is completed within a reasonable time. Free state e file taxes Your household goods and personal effects are packed and on the way to your home in the United States. Free state e file taxes You leave your former home to travel to your new home in the United States. Free state e file taxes Deductible Moving Expenses If you meet the requirements discussed earlier under Who Can Deduct Moving Expenses, you can deduct the reasonable expenses of: Moving your household goods and personal effects (including in-transit or foreign-move storage expenses), and Traveling (including lodging but not meals) to your new home. Free state e file taxes You cannot deduct any expenses for meals. Free state e file taxes Reasonable expenses. Free state e file taxes   You can deduct only those expenses that are reasonable for the circumstances of your move. Free state e file taxes For example, the cost of traveling from your former home to your new one should be by the shortest, most direct route available by conventional transportation. Free state e file taxes If during your trip to your new home, you stop over, or make side trips for sightseeing, the additional expenses for your stopover or side trips are not deductible as moving expenses. Free state e file taxes Example. Free state e file taxes Beth's employer transferred her from Boston, Massachusetts, to Buffalo, New York. Free state e file taxes On her way to Buffalo, Beth drove into Canada to visit the Toronto Zoo. Free state e file taxes Since Beth's excursion into Canada was away from the usual Boston-Buffalo route, the expenses paid or incurred for the excursion are not deductible. Free state e file taxes Beth can only deduct what it would have cost to drive directly from Boston to Buffalo. Free state e file taxes Likewise, Beth cannot deduct any expenses, such as the cost of a hotel room, caused by the delay for sightseeing. Free state e file taxes Travel by car. Free state e file taxes   If you use your car to take yourself, members of your household, or your personal effects to your new home, you can figure your expenses by deducting either: Your actual expenses, such as the amount you pay for gas and oil for your car, if you keep an accurate record of each expense, or The standard mileage rate of 24 cents per mile. Free state e file taxes Whether you use actual expenses or the standard mileage rate to figure your expenses, you can deduct the parking fees and tolls you pay to move. Free state e file taxes You cannot deduct any part of general repairs, general maintenance, insurance, or depreciation for your car. Free state e file taxes Member of your household. Free state e file taxes   You can deduct moving expenses you pay for yourself and members of your household. Free state e file taxes A member of your household is anyone who has both your former and new home as his or her home. Free state e file taxes It does not include a tenant or employee, unless that person is your dependent. Free state e file taxes Moves to Locations in the United States If you meet the requirements under Who Can Deduct Moving Expenses, earlier, you can deduct expenses for a move to the area of a new main job location within the United States or its possessions. Free state e file taxes Your move may be from one U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes location to another or from a foreign country to the United States. Free state e file taxes Household goods and personal effects. Free state e file taxes   You can deduct the cost of packing, crating, and transporting your household goods and personal effects and those of the members of your household from your former home to your new home. Free state e file taxes For purposes of moving expenses, the term “personal effects” includes, but is not limited to, movable personal property that the taxpayer owns and frequently uses. Free state e file taxes   If you use your own car to move your things, see Travel by car, earlier. Free state e file taxes   You can deduct any costs of connecting or disconnecting utilities required because you are moving your household goods, appliances, or personal effects. Free state e file taxes   You can deduct the cost of shipping your car and your household pets to your new home. Free state e file taxes   You can deduct the cost of moving your household goods and personal effects from a place other than your former home. Free state e file taxes Your deduction is limited to the amount it would have cost to move them from your former home. Free state e file taxes Example. Free state e file taxes Paul Brown has been living and working in North Carolina for the last 4 years. Free state e file taxes Because he has been renting a small apartment, he stored some furniture at his parents' home in Georgia. Free state e file taxes Paul got a job in Washington, DC. Free state e file taxes It cost him $900 to move the furniture from his North Carolina apartment to Washington and $3,000 to move the stored furniture from Georgia to Washington. Free state e file taxes It would have cost $1,800 to ship the stored furniture from North Carolina to Washington. Free state e file taxes He can deduct only $1,800 of the $3,000 he paid. Free state e file taxes The amount he can deduct for moving his furniture is $2,700 ($900 + $1,800). Free state e file taxes You cannot deduct the cost of moving furniture you buy on the way to your new home. Free state e file taxes   Storage expenses. Free state e file taxes   You can include the cost of storing and insuring household goods and personal effects within any period of 30 consecutive days after the day your things are moved from your former home and before they are delivered to your new home. Free state e file taxes Travel expenses. Free state e file taxes   You can deduct the cost of transportation and lodging for yourself and members of your household while traveling from your former home to your new home. Free state e file taxes This includes expenses for the day you arrive. Free state e file taxes    The day of arrival is the day you secure lodging at the new place of residence, even if the lodging is on a temporary basis. Free state e file taxes   You can include any lodging expenses you had in the area of your former home within one day after you could no longer live in your former home because your furniture had been moved. Free state e file taxes   The members of your household do not have to travel together or at the same time. Free state e file taxes However, you can only deduct expenses for one trip per person. Free state e file taxes If you use your own car, see Travel by car, earlier. Free state e file taxes Example. Free state e file taxes   In February 2013, Josh and Robyn Black moved from Minneapolis to Washington, DC, where Josh was starting a new job. Free state e file taxes Josh drove the family car to Washington, DC, a trip of 1,100 miles. Free state e file taxes His expenses were $264. Free state e file taxes 00 for mileage (1,100 miles x 24 cents per mile) plus $40 for tolls and $150 for lodging, for a total of $454. Free state e file taxes 00. Free state e file taxes One week later, Robyn flew from Minneapolis to Washington, DC. Free state e file taxes Her only expense was her $400 plane ticket. Free state e file taxes The Blacks' deduction is $854. Free state e file taxes 00 (Josh's $454. Free state e file taxes 00 + Robyn's $400). Free state e file taxes Moves to Locations Outside the United States To deduct expenses for a move outside the United States, you must move to the area of a new place of work outside the United States and its possessions. Free state e file taxes You must meet the requirements under Who Can Deduct Moving Expenses , earlier. Free state e file taxes Deductible expenses. Free state e file taxes   If your move is to a location outside the United States and its possessions, you can deduct the following expenses. Free state e file taxes The cost of moving household goods and personal effects from your former home to your new home. Free state e file taxes The cost of traveling (including lodging) from your former home to your new home. Free state e file taxes The cost of moving household goods and personal effects to and from storage. Free state e file taxes The cost of storing household goods and personal effects while you are at the new job location. Free state e file taxes The first two items were explained earlier under Moves to Locations in the United States . Free state e file taxes The last two items are discussed, later. Free state e file taxes Moving goods and effects to and from storage. Free state e file taxes   You can deduct the reasonable expenses of moving your personal effects to and from storage. Free state e file taxes Storage expenses. Free state e file taxes   You can deduct the reasonable expenses of storing your household goods and personal effects for all or part of the time the new job location remains your main job location. Free state e file taxes Moving expenses allocable to excluded foreign income. Free state e file taxes   If you live and work outside the United States, you may be able to exclude from income part or all of the income you earn in the foreign country. Free state e file taxes You may also be able to claim a foreign housing exclusion or deduction. Free state e file taxes If you claim the foreign earned income or foreign housing exclusion, you cannot deduct the part of your moving expenses that relates to the excluded income. Free state e file taxes    Publication 54, Tax Guide for U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad, explains how to figure the part of your moving expenses that relates to excluded income. Free state e file taxes You can get the publication from most U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes embassies and consulates, or see How To Get Tax Help at the end of this publication. Free state e file taxes Nondeductible Expenses You cannot deduct the following items as moving expenses. Free state e file taxes Any part of the purchase price of your new home. Free state e file taxes Car tags. Free state e file taxes Driver's license. Free state e file taxes Expenses of buying or selling a home (including closing costs, mortgage fees, and points). Free state e file taxes Expenses of entering into or breaking a lease. Free state e file taxes Home improvements to help sell your home. Free state e file taxes Loss on the sale of your home. Free state e file taxes Losses from disposing of memberships in clubs. Free state e file taxes Mortgage penalties. Free state e file taxes Pre-move househunting expenses. Free state e file taxes Real estate taxes. Free state e file taxes Refitting of carpet and draperies. Free state e file taxes Return trips to your former residence. Free state e file taxes Security deposits (including any given up due to the move). Free state e file taxes Storage charges except those incurred in transit and for foreign moves. Free state e file taxes No double deduction. Free state e file taxes   You cannot take a moving expense deduction and a business expense deduction for the same expenses. Free state e file taxes You must decide if your expenses are deductible as moving expenses or as business expenses. Free state e file taxes For example, expenses you have for travel, meals, and lodging while temporarily working at a place away from your regular place of work may be deductible as business expenses if you are considered away from home on business. Free state e file taxes In most cases, your work at a single location is considered temporary if it is realistically expected to last (and does in fact last) for one year or less. Free state e file taxes   See Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses, for information on deducting your business expenses. Free state e file taxes Reimbursements This section explains how to report a reimbursement (including advances and allowances) on your tax return. Free state e file taxes It covers reimbursements for any of your moving expenses discussed in this publication. Free state e file taxes It also explains the types of reimbursements on which your employer must withhold income, social security, and Medicare taxes. Free state e file taxes Types of Reimbursement Plans If you receive a reimbursement for your moving expenses, how you report this amount and your expenses depends on whether the reimbursement is paid to you under an accountable plan or a nonaccountable plan. Free state e file taxes For a quick overview of how to report your reimbursement and moving expenses, see Table 2 in the section on How and When To Report, later. Free state e file taxes Your employer should tell you what method of reimbursement is used and what records are required. Free state e file taxes Accountable Plans To be an accountable plan, your employer's reimbursement arrangement must require you to meet all three of the following rules. Free state e file taxes Your expenses must have a business connection – that is, you must have paid or incurred deductible expenses while performing services as an employee of your employer. Free state e file taxes Two examples of this are the reasonable expenses of moving your possessions from your former home to your new home, and traveling from your former home to your new home. Free state e file taxes You must adequately account to your employer for these expenses within a reasonable period of time. Free state e file taxes You must return any excess reimbursement or allowance within a reasonable period of time. Free state e file taxes Adequate accounting. Free state e file taxes   You adequately account for your moving expenses by giving your employer documentation of those expenses, such as a statement of expense, an account book, a diary, or a similar record in which you entered each expense at or near the time you had it. Free state e file taxes Documentation includes receipts, canceled checks, and bills. Free state e file taxes Reasonable period of time. Free state e file taxes   What constitutes a “reasonable period of time” depends on the facts and circumstances of your situation. Free state e file taxes However, regardless of the facts and circumstances, actions that take place within the times specified in the following list will be treated as taking place within a reasonable period of time. Free state e file taxes You receive an advance within 30 days of the time you have an expense. Free state e file taxes You adequately account for your expenses within 60 days after they were paid or incurred. Free state e file taxes You return any excess reimbursement within 120 days after the expense was paid or incurred. Free state e file taxes You are given a periodic statement (at least quarterly) that asks you to either return or adequately account for outstanding advances and you comply within 120 days of the statement. Free state e file taxes Excess reimbursement. Free state e file taxes   This includes any amount you are paid (including advances and allowances) that is more than the moving expenses that you adequately accounted for to your employer within a reasonable period of time. Free state e file taxes Returning excess reimbursements. Free state e file taxes   You must be required to return any excess reimbursement for your moving expenses to the person paying the reimbursement. Free state e file taxes Excess reimbursement includes any amount for which you did not adequately account within a reasonable period of time. Free state e file taxes For example, if you received an advance and you did not spend all the money on deductible moving expenses, or you do not have proof of all your expenses, you have an excess reimbursement. Free state e file taxes You meet accountable plan rules. Free state e file taxes   If for all reimbursements you meet the three rules for an accountable plan (listed earlier), your employer should not include any reimbursements of expenses in your income in box 1 of your Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Free state e file taxes Instead, your employer should include the reimbursements in box 12 of your Form W-2. Free state e file taxes Example. Free state e file taxes You lived in Boston and accepted a job in Atlanta. Free state e file taxes Under an accountable plan, your employer reimbursed you for your actual traveling expenses from Boston to Atlanta and the cost of moving your furniture to Atlanta. Free state e file taxes Your employer will include the reimbursement on your Form W-2, box 12, with Code P. Free state e file taxes If your moving expenses are more than your reimbursement, you may be able to deduct your additional expenses (see How and When To Report, later). Free state e file taxes You do not meet accountable plan rules. Free state e file taxes   You may be reimbursed by your employer, but you may not meet all three rules for part of your expenses. Free state e file taxes   If your deductible expenses are reimbursed under an otherwise accountable plan but you do not return, within a reasonable period, any reimbursement of expenses for which you did not adequately account, then only the amount for which you did adequately account is considered as paid under an accountable plan. Free state e file taxes The remaining expenses are treated as having been reimbursed under a nonaccountable plan (discussed below). Free state e file taxes Reimbursement of nondeductible expenses. Free state e file taxes   You may be reimbursed by your employer for moving expenses, some of which are deductible expenses and some of which are not deductible. Free state e file taxes The reimbursements you receive for the nondeductible expenses and any allowances for miscellaneous or unspecified expenses are treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan (see below) and are included in your income. Free state e file taxes If you are reimbursed by your employer for the taxes you must pay (including social security and Medicare taxes) because you have received taxable moving expense reimbursements, you must pay tax on this reimbursement as well, and it is treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan. Free state e file taxes Nonaccountable Plans A nonaccountable plan is a reimbursement arrangement that does not meet the three rules listed earlier under Accountable Plans. Free state e file taxes In addition, the following payments will be treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan. Free state e file taxes Excess reimbursements you fail to return to your employer. Free state e file taxes Reimbursements of nondeductible expenses. Free state e file taxes See Reimbursement of nondeductible expenses, earlier. Free state e file taxes If an arrangement pays for your moving expenses by reducing your wages, salary, or other pay, the amount of the reduction will be treated as a payment made under a nonaccountable plan. Free state e file taxes This is because you are entitled to receive the full amount of your pay regardless of whether you had any moving expenses. Free state e file taxes If you are not sure if the moving expense reimbursement arrangement is an accountable or nonaccountable plan, ask your employer. Free state e file taxes Your employer will add the amount of any reimbursement paid to you under a nonaccountable plan to your wages, salary, or other pay. Free state e file taxes Your employer will report the total in box 1 of your Form W-2. Free state e file taxes Example. Free state e file taxes To get you to work in another city, your new employer reimburses you under an accountable plan for the $7,500 loss on the sale of your home. Free state e file taxes Because this is a reimbursement of a nondeductible expense, it is treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan and must be included as income in box 1 of your Form W-2. Free state e file taxes Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 Do not include in income any moving expense payment you received under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970. Free state e file taxes These payments are made to persons displaced from their homes, businesses, or farms by federal projects. Free state e file taxes Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax Your employer must withhold income, social security, and Medicare taxes from reimbursements and allowances paid to you that are included in your income. Free state e file taxes See Reimbursements included in income, later. Free state e file taxes Reimbursements excluded from income. Free state e file taxes   Your employer should not include in your wages reimbursements paid under an accountable plan (explained earlier) for moving expenses that you: Could deduct if you had paid or incurred them, and Did not deduct in an earlier year. Free state e file taxes These reimbursements are fringe benefits excludable from your income as qualified moving expense reimbursements. Free state e file taxes Your employer should report these reimbursements on your Form W-2, box 12, with Code P. Free state e file taxes    You cannot claim a moving expense deduction for expenses covered by reimbursements excluded from income (see Accountable Plans under Types of Reimbursement Plans, earlier). Free state e file taxes Expenses deducted in earlier year. Free state e file taxes   If you receive a reimbursement this year for moving expenses deducted in an earlier year, and the reimbursement is not included as wages in box 1 of your Form W-2, you must include the reimbursement in income on Form 1040, line 21. Free state e file taxes Your employer should show the amount of your reimbursement in box 12 of your Form W-2. Free state e file taxes Reimbursements included in income. Free state e file taxes   Your employer must include in your income any reimbursements made (or treated as made) under a nonaccountable plan, even though they are for deductible moving expenses. Free state e file taxes See Nonaccountable Plans under Types of Reimbursement Plans, earlier. Free state e file taxes Your employer also must include in your gross income as wages any reimbursements of, or payments for, nondeductible moving expenses. Free state e file taxes This includes amounts your employer reimbursed you under an accountable plan (explained earlier) for meals, househunting trips, and real estate expenses. Free state e file taxes It also includes reimbursements that exceed your deductible expenses and that you do not return to your employer. Free state e file taxes Reimbursement for deductible and nondeductible expenses. Free state e file taxes    If your employer reimburses you for both deductible and nondeductible moving expenses, your employer must determine the amount of the reimbursement that is not taxable and not subject to withholding. Free state e file taxes Your employer must treat any remaining amount as taxable wages and withhold income, social security, and Medicare taxes. Free state e file taxes Amount of income tax withheld. Free state e file taxes   If the reimbursements or allowances you receive are taxable, the amount of income tax your employer will withhold depends on several factors. Free state e file taxes It depends in part on whether income tax is withheld from your regular wages, on whether the reimbursements and allowances are added to your regular wages, and on any information you have given to your employer on Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. Free state e file taxes   Your employer can treat your reimbursements as supplemental wages and not include the reimbursements and allowances in your regular wages. Free state e file taxes The employer can withhold income tax on supplemental wages at a flat rate which may be different from your regular tax rate. Free state e file taxes Estimated tax. Free state e file taxes    If you must make estimated tax payments, you need to take into account any taxable reimbursements and deductible moving expenses in figuring your estimated tax. Free state e file taxes For details about estimated taxes, see Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax. Free state e file taxes How and When To Report This section explains how and when to report your moving expenses and any reimbursements or allowances you received for your move. Free state e file taxes For a quick overview, see Table 2, later. Free state e file taxes Form 3903 Use Form 3903 to figure your moving expense deduction. Free state e file taxes Use a separate Form 3903 for each move for which you are deducting expenses. Free state e file taxes Do not file Form 3903 if all of the following apply. Free state e file taxes You moved to a location outside the United States in an earlier year. Free state e file taxes You are claiming only storage fees while you were away from the United States. Free state e file taxes Any amount your employer paid for the storage fees is included as wages in box 1 of your Form W-2. Free state e file taxes Instead, enter the storage fees (after the reduction for the part that is allocable to excluded income) on Form 1040, line 26, and enter “Storage” on the dotted line next to the amount. Free state e file taxes If you meet the special rules for members of the Armed Forces, see How to complete Form 3903 for members of the Armed Forces under Members of the Armed Forces, later. Free state e file taxes Completing Form 3903. Free state e file taxes   Complete Worksheet 1, earlier, or the Distance Test Worksheet in the instructions for Form 3903 to see whether you meet the distance test. Free state e file taxes If so, complete lines 1 through 3 of the form using your actual expenses (except, if you use your own car, you can figure expenses based on the standard mileage rate, instead of actual amounts for gas and oil). Free state e file taxes Enter on line 4 the total amount of your moving expense reimbursement that was excluded from your wages. Free state e file taxes This excluded amount should be identified on Form W-2, box 12, with code P. Free state e file taxes Expenses greater than reimbursement. Free state e file taxes   If line 3 is more than line 4, subtract line 4 from line 3 and enter the result on line 5 and on Form 1040, line 26. Free state e file taxes This is your moving expense deduction. Free state e file taxes Expenses equal to or less than reimbursement. Free state e file taxes    If line 3 is equal to or less than line 4, you have no moving expense deduction. Free state e file taxes Subtract line 3 from line 4 and, if the result is more than zero, include it as income on Form 1040, line 7. Free state e file taxes Table 2. Free state e file taxes Reporting Your Moving Expenses and Reimbursements IF your Form W-2 shows. Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes AND you have. Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes THEN. Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes your reimbursement reported only  in box 12 with code P moving expenses greater than the  amount in box 12 file Form 3903 showing all allowable  expenses* and reimbursements. Free state e file taxes your reimbursement reported only  in box 12 with code P moving expenses equal to the amount  in box 12 do not file Form 3903. Free state e file taxes your reimbursement divided  between box 12 and box 1 moving expenses greater than the  amount in box 12 file Form 3903 showing all allowable  expenses,* but only the  reimbursements reported in box 12 of  Form W-2. Free state e file taxes your entire reimbursement reported  as wages in box 1 moving expenses file Form 3903 showing all allowable  expenses,* but do not show any  reimbursements. Free state e file taxes no reimbursement moving expenses file Form 3903 showing all allowable  expenses. Free state e file taxes * * See Deductible Moving Expenses, earlier, for allowable expenses. Free state e file taxes    Where to deduct. Free state e file taxes   Deduct your moving expenses on Form 1040, line 26. Free state e file taxes The amount of moving expenses you can deduct is shown on Form 3903, line 5. Free state e file taxes    You cannot deduct moving expenses on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040A. Free state e file taxes   When To Deduct Expenses You may have a choice of when to deduct your moving expenses. Free state e file taxes Expenses not reimbursed. Free state e file taxes   If you were not reimbursed, deduct your moving expenses in the year you paid or incurred the expenses. Free state e file taxes Example. Free state e file taxes In December 2012, your employer transferred you to another city in the United States, where you still work. Free state e file taxes You are single and were not reimbursed for your moving expenses. Free state e file taxes In 2012, you paid for moving your furniture and deducted these expenses on your 2012 tax return. Free state e file taxes In January 2013, you paid for travel to the new city. Free state e file taxes You can deduct these additional expenses on your 2013 tax return. Free state e file taxes Expenses reimbursed. Free state e file taxes   If you are reimbursed for your expenses and you use the cash method of accounting, you can deduct your expenses either in the year you paid them or in the year you received the reimbursement. Free state e file taxes If you use the cash method of accounting, you can choose to deduct the expenses in the year you are reimbursed even though you paid the expenses in a different year. Free state e file taxes See Choosing when to deduct, next. Free state e file taxes   If you deduct your expenses and you receive the reimbursement in a later year, you must include the reimbursement in your income on Form 1040, line 21. Free state e file taxes Choosing when to deduct. Free state e file taxes   If you use the cash method of accounting, which is used by most individuals, you can choose to deduct moving expenses in the year your employer reimburses you if: You paid the expenses in a year before the year of reimbursement, or You paid the expenses in the year immediately after the year of reimbursement but by the due date, including extensions, for filing your return for the reimbursement year. Free state e file taxes How to make the choice. Free state e file taxes   You choose to deduct moving expenses in the year you received reimbursement by taking the deduction on your return, or amended return, for that year. Free state e file taxes    You cannot deduct any moving expenses for which you received a reimbursement that was not included in your income. Free state e file taxes Illustrated Example Tom and Peggy Smith are married and have two children. Free state e file taxes They owned a home in Detroit where Tom worked. Free state e file taxes On February 8, 2013, Tom's employer told him that he would be transferred to San Diego as of April 10 that year. Free state e file taxes Peggy flew to San Diego on March 1 to look for a new home. Free state e file taxes She put a down payment of $25,000 on a house being built and returned to Detroit on March 4. Free state e file taxes The Smiths sold their Detroit home for $1,500 less than they paid for it. Free state e file taxes They contracted to have their personal effects moved to San Diego on April 3. Free state e file taxes The family drove to San Diego where they found that their new home was not finished. Free state e file taxes They stayed in a nearby motel until the house was ready on May 1. Free state e file taxes On April 10, Tom went to work in the San Diego plant where he still works. Free state e file taxes Their records for the move show: 1) Peggy's pre-move househunting  trip:       Travel and lodging   $ 449       Meals   75   $ 524 2) Down payment on San Diego  home 25,000 3) Real estate commission paid on  sale of Detroit home 3,500 4) Loss on sale of Detroit home (not  including real estate commission) 1,500 5) Amount paid for moving personal  effects (furniture, other household  goods, etc. Free state e file taxes ) 8,000 6) Expenses of driving to San Diego:       Mileage (Start 14,278;  End 16,478) 2,200 miles at 24 cents a mile   $ 528       Lodging   180       Meals   320   1,028 7) Cost of temporary living  expenses in San Diego:       Motel rooms   $1,450       Meals   2,280   3,730 Total $43,282   Tom was reimbursed $10,907 under an accountable plan. Free state e file taxes His employer gave him the following breakdown of the reimbursement that was allowed under the employer's plan. Free state e file taxes Moving personal effects   $6,800 Travel (and lodging) to San Diego   708 Travel (and lodging) for househunting trip   449 Lodging for temporary quarters   1,450 Loss on sale of home   1,500 Total reimbursement   $10,907 The employer included this reimbursement on Tom's Form W-2 for the year. Free state e file taxes The reimbursement of allowable expenses, $7,508 for moving household goods and travel to San Diego, was included in box 12 of Form W-2. Free state e file taxes His employer identified this amount with code P. Free state e file taxes The employer included the balance, $3,399 reimbursement of nonallowable expenses, in box 1 of Form W-2 with Tom's other wages. Free state e file taxes Tom must include this amount on Form 1040, line 7. Free state e file taxes The employer withholds taxes from the $3,399, as discussed under Reimbursement for deductible and nondeductible expenses under Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, earlier. Free state e file taxes Also, Tom's employer could have given him a separate Form W-2 for his moving expense reimbursement. Free state e file taxes To figure his tax deduction for moving expenses, Tom enters the following amounts on Form 3903. Free state e file taxes Item 5 — moving personal effects (line 1)   $8,000 Item 6 — driving to San Diego ($528 + $180)  (line 2)   708 Total tax deductible moving expenses (line 3)   $8,708 Minus: Reimbursement included in box 12  of Form W-2 (line 4)   7,508 Tax deduction for moving expenses (line 5)   $1,200   Tom's Form 3903 is shown, later. Free state e file taxes He also enters his deduction, $1,200, on Form 1040, line 26. Free state e file taxes Nondeductible expenses. Free state e file taxes   Of the $43,282 expenses that Tom and Peggy incurred, the following items totaling $34,574 ($43,282 – $8,708) cannot be deducted. Free state e file taxes Item 1 — pre-move househunting expenses of $524. Free state e file taxes Item 2 — the $25,000 down payment on the San Diego home. Free state e file taxes If any part of it were for payment of deductible taxes or interest on the mortgage on the house, that part would be deductible as an itemized deduction. Free state e file taxes Item 3 — the $3,500 real estate commission paid on the sale of the Detroit home. Free state e file taxes The commission is used to figure the gain or loss on the sale. Free state e file taxes Item 4 — the $1,500 loss on the sale of the Detroit home. Free state e file taxes Item 6 — the $320 expense for meals while driving to San Diego. Free state e file taxes (However, the lodging and car expenses are deductible. Free state e file taxes ) Item 7 — temporary living expenses of $3,730. Free state e file taxes    This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Free state e file taxes Please click the link to view the image. Free state e file taxes 2012 Form 3903 Moving Expenses Members of the Armed Forces If you are a member of the Armed Forces on active duty and you move because of a permanent change of station, you do not have to meet the distance and time tests, discussed earlier. Free state e file taxes You can deduct your unreimbursed moving expenses. Free state e file taxes A permanent change of station includes: A move from your home to your first post of active duty, A move from one permanent post of duty to another, and A move from your last post of duty to your home or to a nearer point in the United States. Free state e file taxes The move must occur within one year of ending your active duty or within the period allowed under the Joint Travel Regulations. Free state e file taxes Spouse and dependents. Free state e file taxes   If a member of the Armed Forces dies, is imprisoned, or deserts, a permanent change of station for the spouse or dependent includes a move to: The place of enlistment, The member's, spouse's, or dependent's home of record, or A nearer point in the United States. Free state e file taxes   If the military moves you, your spouse, and dependents, to or from separate locations, the moves are treated as a single move to your new main job location. Free state e file taxes Services or reimbursements provided by government. Free state e file taxes   Do not include in income the value of moving and storage services provided by the government because of a permanent change of station. Free state e file taxes In general, if the total reimbursements or allowances you receive from the government because of the move are more than your actual moving expenses, the government must include the excess in your wages on Form W-2. Free state e file taxes However, the excess portion of a dislocation allowance, a temporary lodging allowance, a temporary lodging expense, or a move-in housing allowance is not included in income and should not be included in box 1 of Form W-2. Free state e file taxes   If your reimbursements or allowances are less than your actual moving expenses, do not include the reimbursements or allowances in income. Free state e file taxes You can deduct the expenses that are more than your reimbursements. Free state e file taxes See Deductible Moving Expenses, earlier. Free state e file taxes How to complete Form 3903 for members of the Armed Forces. Free state e file taxes    Take the following steps. Free state e file taxes Complete lines 1 through 3 of the form, using your actual expenses. Free state e file taxes Do not include any expenses for moving services provided by the government. Free state e file taxes Also, do not include any expenses that were reimbursed by an allowance you do not have to include in your income. Free state e file taxes Enter on line 4 the total reimbursements and allowances you received from the government for the expenses claimed on lines 1 and 2. Free state e file taxes Do not include the value of moving or storage services provided by the government. Free state e file taxes Also, do not include any part of a dislocation allowance, a temporary lodging allowance, a temporary lodging expense, or a move-in housing allowance. Free state e file taxes Complete line 5. Free state e file taxes If line 3 is more than line 4, subtract line 4 from line 3 and enter the result on line 5 and on Form 1040, line 26. Free state e file taxes This is your moving expense deduction. Free state e file taxes If line 3 is equal to or less than line 4, you do not have a moving expense deduction. 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Free state e file taxes 4. Free state e file taxes   How Income of Aliens Is Taxed Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Resident Aliens Nonresident AliensTrade or Business in the United States Effectively Connected Income The 30% Tax Income From Real Property Transportation Tax Interrupted Period of Residence Expatriation TaxExpatriation Before June 4, 2004 Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008 Expatriation After June 16, 2008 Introduction Resident and nonresident aliens are taxed in different ways. Free state e file taxes Resident aliens are generally taxed in the same way as U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizens. Free state e file taxes Nonresident aliens are taxed based on the source of their income and whether or not their income is effectively connected with a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business. Free state e file taxes The following discussions will help you determine if income you receive during the tax year is effectively connected with a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business and how it is taxed. Free state e file taxes Topics - This chapter discusses: Income that is effectively connected with a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business. Free state e file taxes Income that is not effectively connected with a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business. Free state e file taxes Interrupted period of residence. Free state e file taxes Expatriation tax. Free state e file taxes Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 1212 List of Original Issue Discount Instruments Form (and Instructions) 6251 Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals Schedule D (Form 1040) Capital Gains and Losses See chapter 12 for information about getting these publications and forms. Free state e file taxes Resident Aliens Resident aliens are generally taxed in the same way as U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizens. Free state e file taxes This means that their worldwide income is subject to U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes tax and must be reported on their U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes tax return. Free state e file taxes Income of resident aliens is subject to the graduated tax rates that apply to U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizens. Free state e file taxes Resident aliens use the Tax Table or Tax Computation Worksheets located in the Form 1040 instructions, which apply to U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizens. Free state e file taxes Nonresident Aliens A nonresident alien's income that is subject to U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes income tax must be divided into two categories: Income that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States, and Income that is not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States (discussed under The 30% Tax, later). Free state e file taxes The difference between these two categories is that effectively connected income, after allowable deductions, is taxed at graduated rates. Free state e file taxes These are the same rates that apply to U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizens and residents. Free state e file taxes Income that is not effectively connected is taxed at a flat 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Free state e file taxes If you were formerly a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizen or resident alien, these rules may not apply. Free state e file taxes See Expatriation Tax, later, in this chapter. Free state e file taxes Trade or Business in the United States Generally, you must be engaged in a trade or business during the tax year to be able to treat income received in that year as effectively connected with that trade or business. Free state e file taxes Whether you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States depends on the nature of your activities. Free state e file taxes The discussions that follow will help you determine whether you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes Personal Services If you perform personal services in the United States at any time during the tax year, you usually are considered engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes Certain compensation paid to a nonresident alien by a foreign employer is not included in gross income. Free state e file taxes For more information, see Services Performed for Foreign Employer in chapter 3. Free state e file taxes Other Trade or Business Activities Other examples of being engaged in a trade or business in the United States follow. Free state e file taxes Students and trainees. Free state e file taxes   You are considered engaged in a trade or business in the United States if you are temporarily present in the United States as a nonimmigrant under an “F,” “J,” “M,” or “Q” visa. Free state e file taxes A nonresident alien temporarily present in the United States under a “J” visa includes a nonresident alien individual admitted to the United States as an exchange visitor under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. Free state e file taxes The taxable part of any scholarship or fellowship grant that is U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source income is treated as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes Business operations. Free state e file taxes   If you own and operate a business in the United States selling services, products, or merchandise, you are, with certain exceptions, engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes Partnerships. Free state e file taxes   If you are a member of a partnership that at any time during the tax year is engaged in a trade or business in the United States, you are considered to be engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes Beneficiary of an estate or trust. Free state e file taxes   If you are the beneficiary of an estate or trust that is engaged in a trade or business in the United States, you are treated as being engaged in the same trade or business. Free state e file taxes Trading in stocks, securities, and commodities. Free state e file taxes   If your only U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes business activity is trading in stocks, securities, or commodities (including hedging transactions) through a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes resident broker or other agent, you are not engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes   For transactions in stocks or securities, this applies to any nonresident alien, including a dealer or broker in stocks and securities. Free state e file taxes   For transactions in commodities, this applies to commodities that are usually traded on an organized commodity exchange and to transactions that are usually carried out at such an exchange. Free state e file taxes   This discussion does not apply if you have a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes office or other fixed place of business at any time during the tax year through which, or by the direction of which, you carry out your transactions in stocks, securities, or commodities. Free state e file taxes Trading for a nonresident alien's own account. Free state e file taxes   You are not engaged in a trade or business in the United States if trading for your own account in stocks, securities, or commodities is your only U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes business activity. Free state e file taxes This applies even if the trading takes place while you are present in the United States or is done by your employee or your broker or other agent. Free state e file taxes   This does not apply to trading for your own account if you are a dealer in stocks, securities, or commodities. Free state e file taxes This does not necessarily mean, however, that as a dealer you are considered to be engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes Determine that based on the facts and circumstances in each case or under the rules given above in Trading in stocks, securities, and commodities . Free state e file taxes Effectively Connected Income If you are engaged in a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business, all income, gain, or loss for the tax year that you get from sources within the United States (other than certain investment income) is treated as effectively connected income. Free state e file taxes This applies whether or not there is any connection between the income and the trade or business being carried on in the United States during the tax year. Free state e file taxes Two tests, described next under Investment Income, determine whether certain items of investment income (such as interest, dividends, and royalties) are treated as effectively connected with that business. Free state e file taxes In limited circumstances, some kinds of foreign source income may be treated as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes For a discussion of these rules, see Foreign Income , later. Free state e file taxes Investment Income Investment income from U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes sources that may or may not be treated as effectively connected with a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business generally falls into the following three categories. Free state e file taxes Fixed or determinable income (interest, dividends, rents, royalties, premiums, annuities, etc. Free state e file taxes ). Free state e file taxes Gains (some of which are considered capital gains) from the sale or exchange of the following types of property. Free state e file taxes Timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. Free state e file taxes Patents, copyrights, and similar property on which you receive contingent payments after October 4, 1966. Free state e file taxes Patents transferred before October 5, 1966. Free state e file taxes Original issue discount obligations. Free state e file taxes Capital gains (and losses). Free state e file taxes Use the two tests, described next, to determine whether an item of U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source income falling in one of the three categories above and received during the tax year is effectively connected with your U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business. Free state e file taxes If the tests indicate that the item of income is effectively connected, you must include it with your other effectively connected income. Free state e file taxes If the item of income is not effectively connected, include it with all other income discussed under The 30% Tax later, in this chapter. Free state e file taxes Asset-use test. Free state e file taxes   This test usually applies to income that is not directly produced by trade or business activities. Free state e file taxes Under this test, if an item of income is from assets (property) used in, or held for use in, the trade or business in the United States, it is considered effectively connected. Free state e file taxes   An asset is used in, or held for use in, the trade or business in the United States if the asset is: Held for the principal purpose of promoting the conduct of a trade or business in the United States, Acquired and held in the ordinary course of the trade or business conducted in the United States (for example, an account receivable or note receivable arising from that trade or business), or Otherwise held to meet the present needs of the trade or business in the United States and not its anticipated future needs. Free state e file taxes Generally, stock of a corporation is not treated as an asset used in, or held for use in, a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes Business-activities test. Free state e file taxes   This test usually applies when income, gain, or loss comes directly from the active conduct of the trade or business. Free state e file taxes The business-activities test is most important when: Dividends or interest are received by a dealer in stocks or securities, Royalties are received in the trade or business of licensing patents or similar property, or Service fees are earned by a servicing business. Free state e file taxes Under this test, if the conduct of the U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business was a material factor in producing the income, the income is considered effectively connected. Free state e file taxes Personal Service Income You usually are engaged in a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business when you perform personal services in the United States. Free state e file taxes Personal service income you receive in a tax year in which you are engaged in a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business is effectively connected with a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business. Free state e file taxes Income received in a year other than the year you performed the services is also effectively connected if it would have been effectively connected if received in the year you performed the services. Free state e file taxes Personal service income includes wages, salaries, commissions, fees, per diem allowances, and employee allowances and bonuses. Free state e file taxes The income may be paid to you in the form of cash, services, or property. Free state e file taxes If you are engaged in a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business only because you perform personal services in the United States during the tax year, income and gains from assets, and gains and losses from the sale or exchange of capital assets are generally not effectively connected with your trade or business. Free state e file taxes However, if there is a direct economic relationship between your holding of the asset and your trade or business of performing personal services, the income, gain, or loss is effectively connected. Free state e file taxes Pensions. Free state e file taxes   If you were a nonresident alien engaged in a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business after 1986 because you performed personal services in the United States, and you later receive a pension or retirement pay attributable to these services, such payments are effectively connected income in each year you receive them. Free state e file taxes This is true whether or not you are engaged in a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business in the year you receive the retirement pay. Free state e file taxes Transportation Income Transportation income (defined in chapter 2) is effectively connected if you meet both of the following conditions. Free state e file taxes You had a fixed place of business in the United States involved in earning the income. Free state e file taxes At least 90% of your U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source transportation income is attributable to regularly scheduled transportation. Free state e file taxes “Fixed place of business” generally means a place, site, structure, or other similar facility through which you engage in a trade or business. Free state e file taxes “Regularly scheduled transportation” means that a ship or aircraft follows a published schedule with repeated sailings or flights at regular intervals between the same points for voyages or flights that begin or end in the United States. Free state e file taxes This definition applies to both scheduled and chartered air transportation. Free state e file taxes If you do not meet the two conditions above, the income is not effectively connected and is taxed at a 4% rate. Free state e file taxes See Transportation Tax, later, in this chapter. Free state e file taxes Business Profits and Losses and Sales Transactions All profits or losses from U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes sources that are from the operation of a business in the United States are effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes For example, profit from the sale in the United States of inventory property purchased either in this country or in a foreign country is effectively connected trade or business income. Free state e file taxes A share of U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source profits or losses of a partnership that is engaged in a trade or business in the United States is also effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes Real Property Gain or Loss Gains and losses from the sale or exchange of U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property interests (whether or not they are capital assets) are taxed as if you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes You must treat the gain or loss as effectively connected with that trade or business. Free state e file taxes U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property interest. Free state e file taxes   This is any interest in real property located in the United States or the U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes Virgin Islands or any interest (other than as a creditor) in a domestic corporation that is a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property holding corporation. Free state e file taxes Real property includes the following. Free state e file taxes Land and unsevered natural products of the land, such as growing crops and timber, and mines, wells, and other natural deposits. Free state e file taxes Improvements on land, including buildings, other permanent structures, and their structural components. Free state e file taxes Personal property associated with the use of real property, such as equipment used in farming, mining, forestry, or construction or property used in lodging facilities or rented office space, unless the personal property is: Disposed of more than one year before or after the disposition of the real property, or Separately sold to persons unrelated either to the seller or to the buyer of the real property. Free state e file taxes U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property holding corporation. Free state e file taxes   A corporation is a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property holding corporation if the fair market value of the corporation's U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property interests are at least 50% of the total fair market value of: The corporation's U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property interests, plus The corporation's interests in real property located outside the United States, plus The corporation's other assets that are used in, or held for use in, a trade or business. Free state e file taxes   Gain or loss on the sale of the stock in any domestic corporation is taxed as if you are engaged in a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business unless you establish that the corporation is not a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property holding corporation. Free state e file taxes   A U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property interest does not include a class of stock of a corporation that is regularly traded on an established securities market, unless you hold more than 5% of the fair market value of that class of stock. Free state e file taxes An interest in a foreign corporation owning U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property generally is not a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property interest unless the corporation chooses to be treated as a domestic corporation. Free state e file taxes Qualified investment entities. Free state e file taxes   Special rules apply to qualified investment entities (QIEs). Free state e file taxes A QIE is any real estate investment trust (REIT) or any regulated investment company (RIC) that is a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property holding corporation. Free state e file taxes    Generally, any distribution from a QIE to a shareholder that is attributable to gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property interest is treated as a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property gain by the shareholder receiving the distribution. Free state e file taxes A distribution by a QIE on stock regularly traded on an established securities market in the United States is not treated as gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property interest if you did not own more than 5% of that stock at any time during the 1-year period ending on the date of the distribution. Free state e file taxes A distribution that you do not treat as gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property interest is included in your gross income as a regular dividend. Free state e file taxes Note. Free state e file taxes Beginning January 1, 2014 (unless extended by legislation), a RIC that is a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property holding corporation will only be treated as a QIE for certain distributions from the RIC that are directly or indirectly attributable to distributions received by the RIC from a REIT. Free state e file taxes Domestically controlled QIE. Free state e file taxes   The sale of an interest in a domestically controlled QIE is not the sale of a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property interest. Free state e file taxes The entity is domestically controlled if at all times during the testing period less than 50% in value of its stock was held, directly or indirectly, by foreign persons. Free state e file taxes The testing period is the shorter of (a) the 5-year period ending on the date of disposition, or (b) the period during which the entity was in existence. Free state e file taxes Wash sale. Free state e file taxes    If you dispose of an interest in a domestically controlled QIE in an applicable wash sale transaction, special rules apply. Free state e file taxes An applicable wash sale transaction is one in which you: Dispose of an interest in the domestically controlled QIE during the 30-day period before the ex-dividend date of a distribution that you would (but for the disposition) have treated as gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property interest, and Acquire, or enter into a contract or option to acquire, a substantially identical interest in that entity during the 61-day period that began on the first day of the 30-day period. Free state e file taxes If this occurs, you are treated as having gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property interest in an amount equal to the distribution made after June 15, 2006, that would have been treated as such gain. Free state e file taxes This also applies to any substitute dividend payment. Free state e file taxes   A transaction is not treated as an applicable wash sale transaction if: You actually receive the distribution from the domestically controlled QIE related to the interest disposed of, or acquired, in the transaction, or You dispose of any class of stock in a QIE that is regularly traded on an established securities market in the United States but only if you did not own more than 5% of that class of stock at any time during the 1-year period ending on the date of the distribution. Free state e file taxes Alternative minimum tax. Free state e file taxes   There may be a minimum tax on your net gain from the disposition of U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property interests. Free state e file taxes Figure the amount of this tax, if any, on Form 6251. Free state e file taxes Withholding of tax. Free state e file taxes   If you dispose of a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property interest, the buyer may have to withhold tax. Free state e file taxes See the discussion of Tax Withheld on Real Property Sales in chapter 8. Free state e file taxes Foreign Income You must treat three kinds of foreign source income as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States if: You have an office or other fixed place of business in the United States to which the income can be attributed, That office or place of business is a material factor in producing the income, and The income is produced in the ordinary course of the trade or business carried on through that office or other fixed place of business. Free state e file taxes An office or other fixed place of business is a material factor if it significantly contributes to, and is an essential economic element in, the earning of the income. Free state e file taxes The three kinds of foreign source income are listed below. Free state e file taxes Rents and royalties for the use of, or for the privilege of using, intangible personal property located outside the United States or from any interest in such property. Free state e file taxes Included are rents or royalties for the use, or for the privilege of using, outside the United States, patents, copyrights, secret processes and formulas, goodwill, trademarks, trade brands, franchises, and similar properties if the rents or royalties are from the active conduct of a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes Dividends, interest, or amounts received for the provision of a guarantee of indebtedness issued after September 27, 2010, from the active conduct of a banking, financing, or similar business in the United States. Free state e file taxes A substitute dividend or interest payment received under a securities lending transaction or a sale-repurchase transaction is treated the same as the amounts received on the transferred security. Free state e file taxes Income, gain, or loss from the sale outside the United States, through the U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes office or other fixed place of business, of: Stock in trade, Property that would be included in inventory if on hand at the end of the tax year, or Property held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of business. Free state e file taxes Item (3) will not apply if you sold the property for use, consumption, or disposition outside the United States and an office or other fixed place of business in a foreign country was a material factor in the sale. Free state e file taxes Any foreign source income that is equivalent to any item of income described above is treated as effectively connected with a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business. Free state e file taxes For example, foreign source interest and dividend equivalents are treated as U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes effectively connected income if the income is derived by a foreign person in the active conduct of a banking, financing, or similar business within the United States. Free state e file taxes Tax on Effectively Connected Income Income you receive during the tax year that is effectively connected with your trade or business in the United States is, after allowable deductions, taxed at the rates that apply to U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizens and residents. Free state e file taxes Generally, you can receive effectively connected income only if you are a nonresident alien engaged in trade or business in the United States during the tax year. Free state e file taxes However, income you receive from the sale or exchange of property, the performance of services, or any other transaction in another tax year is treated as effectively connected in that year if it would have been effectively connected in the year the transaction took place or you performed the services. Free state e file taxes Example. Free state e file taxes Ted Richards, a nonresident alien, entered the United States in August 2012, to perform personal services in the U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes office of his overseas employer. Free state e file taxes He worked in the U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes office until December 25, 2012, but did not leave this country until January 11, 2013. Free state e file taxes On January 8, 2013, he received his final paycheck for services performed in the United States during 2012. Free state e file taxes All of Ted's income during his stay here is U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source income. Free state e file taxes During 2012, Ted was engaged in the trade or business of performing personal services in the United States. Free state e file taxes Therefore, all amounts paid to him in 2012 for services performed in the United States during 2012 are effectively connected with that trade or business during 2012. Free state e file taxes The salary payment Ted received in January 2013 is U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source income to him in 2013. Free state e file taxes It is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States because he was engaged in a trade or business in the United States during 2012 when he performed the services that earned the income. Free state e file taxes Real property income. Free state e file taxes   You may be able to choose to treat all income from real property as effectively connected. Free state e file taxes See Income From Real Property , later, in this chapter. Free state e file taxes The 30% Tax Tax at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate applies to certain items of income or gains from U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes sources but only if the items are not effectively connected with your U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business. Free state e file taxes Fixed or Determinable Income The 30% (or lower treaty) rate applies to the gross amount of U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source fixed or determinable annual or periodic gains, profits, or income. Free state e file taxes Income is fixed when it is paid in amounts known ahead of time. Free state e file taxes Income is determinable whenever there is a basis for figuring the amount to be paid. Free state e file taxes Income can be periodic if it is paid from time to time. Free state e file taxes It does not have to be paid annually or at regular intervals. Free state e file taxes Income can be determinable or periodic even if the length of time during which the payments are made is increased or decreased. Free state e file taxes Items specifically included as fixed or determinable income are interest (other than original issue discount), dividends, dividend equivalent payments (defined in chapter 2), rents, premiums, annuities, salaries, wages, and other compensation. Free state e file taxes A substitute dividend or interest payment received under a securities lending transaction or a sale-repurchase transaction is treated the same as the amounts received on the transferred security. Free state e file taxes Other items of income, such as royalties, also may be subject to the 30% tax. Free state e file taxes Some fixed or determinable income may be exempt from U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes tax. Free state e file taxes See chapter 3 if you are not sure whether the income is taxable. Free state e file taxes Original issue discount (OID). Free state e file taxes   If you sold, exchanged, or received a payment on a bond or other debt instrument that was issued at a discount after March 31, 1972, all or part of the original issue discount (OID) (other than portfolio interest) may be subject to the 30% tax. Free state e file taxes The amount of OID is the difference between the stated redemption price at maturity and the issue price of the debt instrument. Free state e file taxes The 30% tax applies in the following circumstances. Free state e file taxes You received a payment on a debt instrument. Free state e file taxes In this case, the amount of OID subject to tax is the OID that accrued while you held the debt instrument minus the OID previously taken into account. Free state e file taxes But the tax on the OID cannot be more than the payment minus the tax on the interest payment on the debt instrument. Free state e file taxes You sold or exchanged the debt instrument. Free state e file taxes The amount of OID subject to tax is the OID that accrued while you held the debt instrument minus the amount already taxed in (1) above. Free state e file taxes   Report on your return the amount of OID shown on Form 1042-S, Foreign Person's U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes Source Income Subject to Withholding, if you bought the debt instrument at original issue. Free state e file taxes However, you must recompute your proper share of OID shown on Form 1042-S if any of the following apply. Free state e file taxes You bought the debt instrument at a premium or paid an acquisition premium. Free state e file taxes The debt instrument is a stripped bond or a stripped coupon (including zero coupon instruments backed by U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes Treasury securities). Free state e file taxes The debt instrument is a contingent payment or inflation-indexed debt instrument. Free state e file taxes For the definition of premium and acquisition premium and instructions on how to recompute OID, get Publication 1212. Free state e file taxes   If you held a bond or other debt instrument that was issued at a discount before April 1, 1972, contact the IRS for further information. Free state e file taxes See chapter 12. Free state e file taxes Gambling Winnings In general, nonresident aliens are subject to the 30% tax on the gross proceeds from gambling won in the United States if that income is not effectively connected with a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business and is not exempted by treaty. Free state e file taxes However, no tax is imposed on nonbusiness gambling income a nonresident alien wins playing blackjack, baccarat, craps, roulette, or big-6 wheel in the United States. Free state e file taxes Nonresident aliens are taxed at graduated rates on net gambling income won in the United States that is effectively connected with a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business. Free state e file taxes Social Security Benefits A nonresident alien must include 85% of any U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes social security benefit (and the social security equivalent part of a tier 1 railroad retirement benefit) in U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source fixed or determinable annual or periodic income. Free state e file taxes Social security benefits include monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits. Free state e file taxes This income is exempt under some tax treaties. Free state e file taxes See Table 1 in Publication 901, U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes Tax Treaties, for a list of tax treaties that exempt U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes social security benefits from U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes tax. Free state e file taxes Sales or Exchanges of Capital Assets These rules apply only to those capital gains and losses from sources in the United States that are not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes They apply even if you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes These rules do not apply to the sale or exchange of a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes real property interest or to the sale of any property that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes See Real Property Gain or Loss , earlier, under Effectively Connected Income. Free state e file taxes A capital asset is everything you own except: Inventory. Free state e file taxes Business accounts or notes receivable. Free state e file taxes Depreciable property used in a trade or business. Free state e file taxes Real property used in a trade or business. Free state e file taxes Supplies regularly used in a trade or business. Free state e file taxes Certain copyrights, literary or musical or artistic compositions, letters or memoranda, or similar property. Free state e file taxes Certain U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes government publications. Free state e file taxes Certain commodities derivative financial instruments held by a commodities derivatives dealer. Free state e file taxes Hedging transactions. Free state e file taxes A capital gain is a gain on the sale or exchange of a capital asset. Free state e file taxes A capital loss is a loss on the sale or exchange of a capital asset. Free state e file taxes If the sale is in foreign currency, for the purpose of determining gain, the cost and selling price of the property should be expressed in U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes currency at the rate of exchange prevailing as of the date of the purchase and date of the sale, respectively. Free state e file taxes You may want to read Publication 544. Free state e file taxes However, use Publication 544 only to determine what is a sale or exchange of a capital asset, or what is treated as such. Free state e file taxes Specific tax treatment that applies to U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizens or residents generally does not apply to you. Free state e file taxes The following gains are subject to the 30% (or lower treaty) rate without regard to the 183-day rule, discussed later. Free state e file taxes Gains on the disposal of timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. Free state e file taxes Gains on contingent payments received from the sale or exchange of patents, copyrights, and similar property after October 4, 1966. Free state e file taxes Gains on certain transfers of all substantial rights to, or an undivided interest in, patents if the transfers were made before October 5, 1966. Free state e file taxes Gains on the sale or exchange of original issue discount obligations. Free state e file taxes Gains in (1) are not subject to the 30% (or lower treaty) rate if you choose to treat the gains as effectively connected with a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business. Free state e file taxes See Income From Real Property , later. Free state e file taxes 183-day rule. Free state e file taxes   If you were in the United States for 183 days or more during the tax year, your net gain from sales or exchanges of capital assets is taxed at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Free state e file taxes For purposes of the 30% (or lower treaty) rate, net gain is the excess of your capital gains from U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes sources over your capital losses from U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes sources. Free state e file taxes This rule applies even if any of the transactions occurred while you were not in the United States. Free state e file taxes   To determine your net gain, consider the amount of your gains and losses that would be recognized and taken into account only if, and to the extent that, they would be recognized and taken into account if you were in a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business during the year and the gains and losses were effectively connected with that trade or business during the tax year. Free state e file taxes   In arriving at your net gain, do not take the following into consideration. Free state e file taxes The four types of gains listed earlier. Free state e file taxes The deduction for a capital loss carryover. Free state e file taxes Capital losses in excess of capital gains. Free state e file taxes Exclusion for gain from the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock (section 1202 exclusion). Free state e file taxes Losses from the sale or exchange of property held for personal use. Free state e file taxes However, losses resulting from casualties or thefts may be deductible on Schedule A (Form 1040NR). Free state e file taxes See Itemized Deductions in chapter 5. Free state e file taxes   If you are not engaged in a trade or business in the United States and have not established a tax year for a prior period, your tax year will be the calendar year for purposes of the 183-day rule. Free state e file taxes Also, you must file your tax return on a calendar-year basis. Free state e file taxes   If you were in the United States for less than 183 days during the tax year, capital gains (other than gains listed earlier) are tax exempt unless they are effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States during your tax year. Free state e file taxes Reporting. Free state e file taxes   Report your gains and losses from the sales or exchanges of capital assets that are not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States on page 4 of Form 1040NR. Free state e file taxes Report gains and losses from sales or exchanges of capital assets (including real property) that are effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States on a separate Schedule D (Form 1040), Form 4797, or both. Free state e file taxes Attach them to Form 1040NR. Free state e file taxes Income From Real Property If you have income from real property located in the United States that you own or have an interest in and hold for the production of income, you can choose to treat all income from that property as income effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free state e file taxes The choice applies to all income from real property located in the United States and held for the production of income and to all income from any interest in such property. Free state e file taxes This includes income from rents, royalties from mines, oil or gas wells, or other natural resources. Free state e file taxes It also includes gains from the sale or exchange of timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. Free state e file taxes You can make this choice only for real property income that is not otherwise effectively connected with your U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business. Free state e file taxes If you make the choice, you can claim deductions attributable to the real property income and only your net income from real property is taxed. Free state e file taxes This choice does not treat a nonresident alien, who is not otherwise engaged in a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business, as being engaged in a trade or business in the United States during the year. Free state e file taxes Example. Free state e file taxes You are a nonresident alien and are not engaged in a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business. Free state e file taxes You own a single-family house in the United States that you rent out. Free state e file taxes Your rental income for the year is $10,000. Free state e file taxes This is your only U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source income. Free state e file taxes As discussed earlier under The 30% Tax, the rental income is subject to a tax at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Free state e file taxes You received a Form 1042-S showing that your tenants properly withheld this tax from the rental income. Free state e file taxes You do not have to file a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes tax return (Form 1040NR) because your U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes tax liability is satisfied by the withholding of tax. Free state e file taxes If you make the choice discussed earlier, you can offset the $10,000 income by certain rental expenses. Free state e file taxes (See Publication 527, Residential Rental Property, for information on rental expenses. Free state e file taxes ) Any resulting net income is taxed at graduated rates. Free state e file taxes If you make this choice, report the rental income and expenses on Schedule E (Form 1040) and attach the schedule to Form 1040NR. Free state e file taxes For the first year you make the choice, also attach the statement discussed next. Free state e file taxes Making the choice. Free state e file taxes   Make the initial choice by attaching a statement to your return, or amended return, for the year of the choice. Free state e file taxes Include the following in your statement. Free state e file taxes That you are making the choice. Free state e file taxes Whether the choice is under Internal Revenue Code section 871(d) (explained earlier) or a tax treaty. Free state e file taxes A complete list of all your real property, or any interest in real property, located in the United States. Free state e file taxes Give the legal identification of U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes timber, coal, or iron ore in which you have an interest. Free state e file taxes The extent of your ownership in the property. Free state e file taxes The location of the property. Free state e file taxes A description of any major improvements to the property. Free state e file taxes The dates you owned the property. Free state e file taxes Your income from the property. Free state e file taxes Details of any previous choices and revocations of the real property income choice. Free state e file taxes   This choice stays in effect for all later tax years unless you revoke it. Free state e file taxes Revoking the choice. Free state e file taxes   You can revoke the choice without IRS approval by filing Form 1040X, Amended U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes Individual Income Tax Return, for the year you made the choice and for later tax years. Free state e file taxes You must file Form 1040X within 3 years from the date your return was filed or 2 years from the time the tax was paid, whichever is later. Free state e file taxes If this time period has expired for the year of choice, you cannot revoke the choice for that year. Free state e file taxes However, you may revoke the choice for later tax years only if you have IRS approval. Free state e file taxes For information on how to get IRS approval, see Regulation section 1. Free state e file taxes 871-10(d)(2). Free state e file taxes Transportation Tax A 4% tax rate applies to transportation income that is not effectively connected because it does not meet the two conditions listed earlier under Transportation Income . Free state e file taxes If you receive transportation income subject to the 4% tax, you should figure the tax and show it on line 57 of Form 1040NR. Free state e file taxes Attach a statement to your return that includes the following information (if applicable). Free state e file taxes Your name, taxpayer identification number, and tax year. Free state e file taxes A description of the types of services performed (whether on or off board). Free state e file taxes Names of vessels or registration numbers of aircraft on which you performed the services. Free state e file taxes Amount of U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source transportation income derived from each type of service for each vessel or aircraft for the calendar year. Free state e file taxes Total amount of U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source transportation income derived from all types of services for the calendar year. Free state e file taxes This 4% tax applies to your U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source gross transportation income. Free state e file taxes This only includes transportation income that is treated as derived from sources in the United States if the transportation begins or ends in the United States. Free state e file taxes For transportation income from personal services, the transportation must be between the United States and a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes possession. Free state e file taxes For personal services of a nonresident alien, this only applies to income derived from, or in connection with, an aircraft. Free state e file taxes Interrupted Period of Residence You are subject to tax under a special rule if you interrupt your period of U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes residence with a period of nonresidence. Free state e file taxes The special rule applies if you meet all of the following conditions. Free state e file taxes You were a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes resident for a period that includes at least 3 consecutive calendar years. Free state e file taxes You were a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes resident for at least 183 days in each of those years. Free state e file taxes You ceased to be treated as a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes resident. Free state e file taxes You then again became a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes resident before the end of the third calendar year after the end of the period described in (1) above. Free state e file taxes Under this special rule, you are subject to tax on your U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source gross income and gains on a net basis at the graduated rates applicable to individuals (with allowable deductions) for the period you were a nonresident alien, unless you would be subject to a higher tax under the 30% tax (discussed earlier) on income not connected with a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business. Free state e file taxes For information on how to figure the special tax, see How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriated Before June 17, 2008) under Expatriation Tax , below. Free state e file taxes Example. Free state e file taxes John Willow, a citizen of New Zealand, entered the United States on April 1, 2008, as a lawful permanent resident. Free state e file taxes On August 1, 2010, John ceased to be a lawful permanent resident and returned to New Zealand. Free state e file taxes During his period of residence, he was present in the United States for at least 183 days in each of three consecutive years (2008, 2009, and 2010). Free state e file taxes He returned to the United States on October 5, 2013, as a lawful permanent resident. Free state e file taxes He became a resident before the close of the third calendar year (2013) beginning after the end of his first period of residence (August 1, 2010). Free state e file taxes Therefore, he is subject to tax under the special rule for the period of nonresidence (August 2, 2010, through October 4, 2013) if it is more than the tax that would normally apply to him as a nonresident alien. Free state e file taxes Reporting requirements. Free state e file taxes   If you are subject to this tax for any year in the period you were a nonresident alien, you must file Form 1040NR for that year. Free state e file taxes The return is due by the due date (including extensions) for filing your U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes income tax return for the year that you again become a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes resident. Free state e file taxes If you already filed returns for that period, you must file amended returns. Free state e file taxes You must attach a statement to your return that identifies the source of all of your U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes and foreign gross income and the items of income subject to this special rule. Free state e file taxes Expatriation Tax The expatriation tax provisions apply to U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizens who have renounced their citizenship and long-term residents who have ended their residency. Free state e file taxes The rules that apply are based on the dates of expatriation, which are described in the following sections. Free state e file taxes Expatriation Before June 4, 2004. Free state e file taxes Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008. Free state e file taxes Expatriation After June 16, 2008. Free state e file taxes Long-term resident defined. Free state e file taxes   You are a long-term resident if you were a lawful permanent resident of the United States in at least 8 of the last 15 tax years ending with the year your residency ends. Free state e file taxes In determining if you meet the 8-year requirement, do not count any year that you are treated as a resident of a foreign country under a tax treaty and do not waive treaty benefits. Free state e file taxes Expatriation Before June 4, 2004 If you expatriated before June 4, 2004, the expatriation rules apply if one of the principal purposes of the action is the avoidance of U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes taxes. Free state e file taxes Unless you received a ruling from the IRS that you did not expatriate to avoid U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes taxes, you are presumed to have tax avoidance as a principal purpose if: Your average annual net income tax for the last 5 tax years ending before the date of your action to relinquish your citizenship or terminate your residency was more than $100,000, or Your net worth on the date of your action was $500,000 or more. Free state e file taxes The amounts above are adjusted for inflation if your expatriation action is after 1997 (see Table 4-1). Free state e file taxes Table 4-1. Free state e file taxes Inflation-Adjusted Amounts for Expatriation Actions Before June 4, 2004 IF you expatriated during . Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes   THEN the rules outlined on this page apply if . Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes     Your 5-year average annual net income tax was more than . Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes OR Your net worth equaled or exceeded . Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes . Free state e file taxes 1999   110,000   552,000 2000   112,000   562,000 2001   116,000   580,000 2002   120,000   599,000 2003   122,000   608,000 2004 (before June 4)*   124,000   622,000 *If you expatriated after June 3, 2004, see Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008 or Expatriation After June 16, 2008. Free state e file taxes Reporting requirements. Free state e file taxes   If you lost your U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizenship, you should have filed Form 8854 with a consular office or a federal court at the time of loss of citizenship. Free state e file taxes If you ended your long-term residency, you should have filed Form 8854 with the Internal Revenue Service when you filed your dual-status tax return for the year your residency ended. Free state e file taxes   Your U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes residency is considered to have ended when you ceased to be a lawful permanent resident or you began to be treated as a resident of another country under a tax treaty and do not waive treaty benefits. Free state e file taxes Penalties. Free state e file taxes   If you failed to file Form 8854, you may have to pay a penalty equal to the greater of 5% of the expatriation tax or $1,000. Free state e file taxes The penalty will be assessed for each year of the 10-year period beginning on the date of expatriation during which your failure to file continues. Free state e file taxes The penalty will not be imposed if you can show that the failure is due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect. Free state e file taxes Expatriation tax. Free state e file taxes   The expatriation tax applies to the 10-year period following the date of expatriation or termination of residency. Free state e file taxes It is figured in the same way as for those expatriating after June 3, 2004, and before June 17, 2008. Free state e file taxes See How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriated Before June 17, 2008) in the next section. Free state e file taxes Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008 If you expatriated after June 3, 2004, and before June 17, 2008, the expatriation rules apply to you if any of the following statements apply. Free state e file taxes Your average annual net income tax for the 5 tax years ending before the date of expatriation or termination of residency is more than: $124,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2004. Free state e file taxes $127,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2005. Free state e file taxes $131,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2006. Free state e file taxes $136,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2007. Free state e file taxes $139,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2008. Free state e file taxes Your net worth is $2 million or more on the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. Free state e file taxes You fail to certify on Form 8854 that you have complied with all U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes federal tax obligations for the 5 tax years preceding the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. Free state e file taxes Exception for dual-citizens and certain minors. Free state e file taxes   Certain dual-citizens and certain minors (defined next) are not subject to the expatriation tax even if they meet (1) or (2) earlier. Free state e file taxes However, they still must provide the certification required in (3). Free state e file taxes Certain dual-citizens. Free state e file taxes   You may qualify for the exception described above if all of the following apply. Free state e file taxes You became at birth a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizen and a citizen of another country and you continue to be a citizen of that other country. Free state e file taxes You were never a resident alien of the United States (as defined in chapter 1). Free state e file taxes You never held a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes passport. Free state e file taxes You were present in the United States for no more than 30 days during any calendar year that is 1 of the 10 calendar years preceding your loss of U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizenship. Free state e file taxes Certain minors. Free state e file taxes   You may qualify for the exception described above if you meet all of the following requirements. Free state e file taxes You became a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizen at birth. Free state e file taxes Neither of your parents was a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizen at the time of your birth. Free state e file taxes You expatriated before you were 18½. Free state e file taxes You were present in the United States for not more than 30 days during any calendar year that is 1 of the 10 calendar years preceding your expatriation. Free state e file taxes Tax consequences of presence in the United States. Free state e file taxes   The following rules apply if you do not meet the exception above for dual-citizens and certain minors and the expatriation rules would otherwise apply to you. Free state e file taxes   The expatriation tax does not apply to any tax year during the 10-year period if you are physically present in the United States for more than 30 days during the calendar year ending in that year. Free state e file taxes Instead, you are treated as a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizen or resident and taxed on your worldwide income for that tax year. Free state e file taxes You must file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and figure your tax as prescribed in the instructions for those forms. Free state e file taxes   When counting the number of days of presence during a calendar year, count any day you were physically present in the United States at any time during the day. Free state e file taxes However, do not count any days (up to a limit of 30 days) on which you performed personal services in the United States for an employer who is not related to you if either of the following apply. Free state e file taxes You have ties with other countries. Free state e file taxes You have ties with other countries if: You became (within a reasonable period after your expatriation or termination of residency) a citizen or resident of the country in which you, your spouse, or either of your parents were born, and You became fully liable for income tax in that country. Free state e file taxes You were physically present in the United States for 30 days or less during each year in the 10-year period ending on the date of expatriation or termination of residency. Free state e file taxes Do not count any day you were an exempt individual or were unable to leave the United States because of a medical condition that arose while you were in the United States. Free state e file taxes See Exempt individual and Medical condition in chapter 1 under Substantial Presence Test, but disregard the information about Form 8843. Free state e file taxes Related employer. Free state e file taxes   If your employer in the United States is any of the following, then your employer is related to you. Free state e file taxes You must count any days you performed services in the United States for that employer as days of presence in the United States. Free state e file taxes Members of your family. Free state e file taxes This includes only your brothers and sisters, half-brothers and half-sisters, spouse, ancestors (parents, grandparents, etc. Free state e file taxes ), and lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, etc. Free state e file taxes ). Free state e file taxes A partnership in which you directly or indirectly own more than 50% of the capital interest or the profits interest. Free state e file taxes A corporation in which you directly or indirectly own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock. Free state e file taxes (See Publication 550, chapter 4, Constructive ownership of stock, for how to determine whether you directly or indirectly own outstanding stock. Free state e file taxes ) A tax-exempt charitable or educational organization that is directly or indirectly controlled, in any manner or by any method, by you or by a member of your family, whether or not this control is legally enforceable. Free state e file taxes Date of tax expatriation. Free state e file taxes   For purposes of U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes tax rules, the date of your expatriation or termination of residency is the later of the dates on which you perform the following actions. Free state e file taxes You notify either the Department of State or the Department of Homeland Security (whichever is appropriate) of your expatriating act or termination of residency. Free state e file taxes You file Form 8854 in accordance with the form instructions. Free state e file taxes Annual return. Free state e file taxes   If the expatriation tax applies to you, you must file Form 8854 each year during the 10-year period following the date of expatriation. Free state e file taxes You must file this form even if you owe no U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes tax. Free state e file taxes Penalty. Free state e file taxes   If you fail to file Form 8854 for any tax year, fail to include all information required to be shown on the form, or include incorrect information, you may have to pay a penalty of $10,000. Free state e file taxes You will not have to pay a penalty if you show that the failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect. Free state e file taxes How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriated Before June 17, 2008) If the expatriation tax applies to you, you are generally subject to tax on your U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source gross income and gains on a net basis at the graduated rates applicable to individuals (with allowable deductions) unless you would be subject to a higher tax under the 30% tax (discussed earlier) on income not connected with a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes trade or business. Free state e file taxes For this purpose, U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source gross income (defined in chapter 2) includes gains from the sale or exchange of: Property (other than stock or debt obligations) located in the United States, Stock issued by a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes domestic corporation, and Debt obligations of U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes persons or of the United States, a state or political subdivision thereof, or the District of Columbia. Free state e file taxes U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source income also includes any income or gain derived from stock in certain controlled foreign corporations if you owned, or were considered to own, at any time during the 2-year period ending on the date of expatriation, more than 50% of: The total combined voting power of all classes of that corporation's stock, or The total value of the stock. Free state e file taxes The income or gain is considered U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source income only to the extent of your share of earnings and profits earned or accumulated before the date of expatriation and during the periods you met the ownership requirements discussed above. Free state e file taxes Any exchange of property is treated as a sale of the property at its fair market value on the date of the exchange and any gain is treated as U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source gross income in the tax year of the exchange unless you enter into a gain recognition agreement under Notice 97-19. Free state e file taxes Other information. Free state e file taxes   For more information on the expatriation tax provisions, including exceptions to the tax and special U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes source rules, see section 877 of the Internal Revenue Code. Free state e file taxes Expatriation Tax Return If you expatriated or terminated your U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes residency, or you are subject to the expatriation tax, you must file Form 8854, Initial and Annual Expatriation Statement. Free state e file taxes Attach it to Form 1040NR if you are required to file that form. Free state e file taxes If you are present in the United States following your expatriation and are subject to tax as a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizen or resident, file Form 8854 with Form 1040. Free state e file taxes Expatriation After June 16, 2008 If you expatriated after June 16, 2008, the expatriation rules apply to you if you meet any of the following conditions. Free state e file taxes Your average annual net income tax for the 5 years ending before the date of expatriation or termination of residency is more than: $139,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2008. Free state e file taxes $145,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2009 or 2010. Free state e file taxes $147,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2011. Free state e file taxes $151,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2012. Free state e file taxes $155,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2013. Free state e file taxes Your net worth is $2 million or more on the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. Free state e file taxes You fail to certify on Form 8854 that you have complied with all U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes federal tax obligations for the 5 years preceding the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. Free state e file taxes Exception for dual-citizens and certain minors. Free state e file taxes   Certain dual-citizens and certain minors (defined next) are not subject to the expatriation tax even if they meet (1) or (2) above. Free state e file taxes However, they still must provide the certification required in (3) above. Free state e file taxes Certain dual-citizens. Free state e file taxes   You may qualify for the exception described above if both of the following apply. Free state e file taxes You became at birth a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizen and a citizen of another country and you continue to be a citizen of, and are taxed as a resident of, that other country. Free state e file taxes You have been a resident of the United States for not more than 10 years during the 15-year tax period ending with the tax year during which the expatriation occurs. Free state e file taxes For the purpose of determining U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes residency, use the substantial presence test described in chapter 1. Free state e file taxes Certain minors. Free state e file taxes   You may qualify for the exception described earlier if you meet both of the following requirements. Free state e file taxes You expatriated before you were 18½. Free state e file taxes You have been a resident of the United States for not more than 10 tax years before the expatriation occurs. Free state e file taxes For the purpose of determining U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes residency, use the substantial presence test described in chapter 1. Free state e file taxes Expatriation date. Free state e file taxes   Your expatriation date is the date you relinquish U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizenship (in the case of a former citizen) or terminate your long-term residency (in the case of a former U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes resident). Free state e file taxes Former U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizen. Free state e file taxes   You are considered to have relinquished your U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizenship on the earliest of the following dates. Free state e file taxes The date you renounced U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes citizenship before a diplomatic or consular officer of the United States (provided that the voluntary renouncement was later confirmed by the issuance of a certificate of loss of nationality). Free state e file taxes The date you furnished to the State Department a signed statement of voluntary relinquishment of U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes nationality confirming the performance of an expatriating act (provided that the voluntary relinquishment was later confirmed by the issuance of a certificate of loss of nationality). Free state e file taxes The date the State Department issued a certificate of loss of nationality. Free state e file taxes The date that a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes court canceled your certificate of naturalization. Free state e file taxes Former long-term resident. Free state e file taxes   You are considered to have terminated your long-term residency on the earliest of the following dates. Free state e file taxes The date you voluntarily relinquished your lawful permanent resident status by filing Department of Homeland Security Form I-407 with a U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes consular or immigration officer, and the Department of Homeland Security determined that you have, in fact, abandoned your lawful permanent resident status. Free state e file taxes The date you became subject to a final administrative order for your removal from the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act and you actually left the United States as a result of that order. Free state e file taxes If you were a dual resident of the United States and a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty, the date you began to be treated as a resident of that country and you determined that, for purposes of the treaty, you are a resident of the treaty country and notify the IRS of that treatment on Forms 8833 and 8854. Free state e file taxes See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1 for more information about dual residents. Free state e file taxes How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriate After June 16, 2008) In the year you expatriate, you are subject to income tax on the net unrealized gain (or loss) in your property as if the property had been sold for its fair market value on the day before your expatriation date (“mark-to-market tax”). Free state e file taxes This applies to most types of property interests you held on the date of relinquishment of citizenship or termination of residency. Free state e file taxes But see Exceptions , later. Free state e file taxes Gains arising from deemed sales must be taken into account for the tax year of the deemed sale without regard to other U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes internal revenue laws. Free state e file taxes Losses from deemed sales must be taken into account to the extent otherwise provided under U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes internal revenue laws. Free state e file taxes However, Internal Revenue Code section 1091 (relating to the disallowance of losses on wash sales of stock and securities) does not apply. Free state e file taxes The net gain that you otherwise must include in your income is reduced (but not below zero) by: $600,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency before January 1, 2009. Free state e file taxes $626,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2009. Free state e file taxes $627,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2010. Free state e file taxes $636,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2011. Free state e file taxes $651,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2012. Free state e file taxes $668,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2013. Free state e file taxes Exceptions. Free state e file taxes   The mark-to-market tax does not apply to the following. Free state e file taxes Eligible deferred compensation items. Free state e file taxes Ineligible deferred compensation items. Free state e file taxes Interests in nongrantor trusts. Free state e file taxes Specified tax deferred accounts. Free state e file taxes Instead, items (1) and (3) may be subject to withholding at source. Free state e file taxes In the case of item (2), you are treated as receiving the present value of your accrued benefit as of the day before the expatriation date. Free state e file taxes In the case of item (4), you are treated as receiving a distribution of your entire interest in the account on the day before your expatriation date. Free state e file taxes See paragraphs (d), (e), and (f) of section 877A for more information. Free state e file taxes Expatriation Tax Return If you expatriated or terminated your U. Free state e file taxes S. Free state e file taxes residency, or you are subject to the expatriation rules (as discussed earlier in the first paragraph under Expatriation After June 16, 2008), you must file Form 8854. Free state e file taxes Attach it to Form 1040 or Form 1040NR if you are required to file either of those forms. Free state e file taxes Deferral of payment of mark-to-market tax. Free state e file taxes   You can make an irrevocable election to defer payment of the mark-to-market tax imposed on the deemed sale of property. Free state e file taxes If you make this election, the following rules apply. Free state e file taxes You can make the election on a property-by-property basis. Free state e file taxes The deferred tax attributable to a particular property is due on the return for the tax year in which you dispose of the property. Free state e file taxes Interest is charged for the period the tax is deferred. Free state e file taxes The due date for the payment of the deferred tax cannot be extended beyond the earlier of the following dates. Free state e file taxes The due date of the return required for the year of death. Free state e file taxes The time that the security provided for the property fails to be adequate. Free state e file taxes See item (6) below. Free state e file taxes You make the election on Form 8854. Free state e file taxes You must provide adequate security (such as a bond). Free state e file taxes You must make an irrevocable waiver of any right under any treaty of the United States which would preclude assessment or collection of the mark-to-market tax. 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