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Free state tax forms income Publication 517 - Main Content Table of Contents Social Security CoverageCoverage of Members of the Clergy Coverage of Religious Workers (Church Employees) U. Free state tax forms income S. Free state tax forms income Citizens and Resident and Nonresident Aliens Ministerial ServicesMinisters Members of Religious Orders Christian Science Practitioners and Readers Exemption From Self-Employment (SE) TaxMembers of the Clergy Members of Recognized Religious Sects Self-Employment Tax: Figuring Net EarningsRegular Method Nonfarm Optional Method Income Tax: Income and ExpensesIncome Items Expense Items Income Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax Filing Your Return Retirement Savings ArrangementsDeducting contributions to tax-sheltered annuity plans. Free state tax forms income Full-time student. Free state tax forms income Adjusted gross income. Free state tax forms income More information. Free state tax forms income Earned Income Credit Comprehensive ExampleForm W-2 From Church Form W-2 From College Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040) Form 2106-EZ Schedule A (Form 1040) Schedule SE (Form 1040) Form 1040 Attachment 1 Attachment 2 How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Social Security Coverage This section gives information about which system (SECA or FICA) is used to collect social security and Medicare taxes from members of the clergy (ministers, members of a religious order, and Christian Science practitioners and readers) and religious workers (church employees). Free state tax forms income Coverage of Members of the Clergy The services you perform in the exercise of your ministry, of the duties required by your religious order, or of your profession as a Christian Science practitioner or reader are covered by social security and Medicare under SECA. 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Free state tax forms income Your earnings that are not from ministerial services may be subject to social security tax under FICA or SECA according to the rules that apply to taxpayers in general. Free state tax forms income See Ministerial Services , later. Free state tax forms income Ministers If you are a minister of a church, your earnings for the services you perform in your capacity as a minister are subject to SE tax, even if you perform these services as an employee of that church. Free state tax forms income However, you can request that the IRS grant you an exemption, as discussed under Exemption From Self-Employment (SE) Tax , later. Free state tax forms income For the specific services covered, see Ministerial Services , later. Free state tax forms income Ministers defined. Free state tax forms income   Ministers are individuals who are duly ordained, commissioned, or licensed by a religious body constituting a church or church denomination. 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Free state tax forms income   If both you and your employee have received approved Forms 4029, do not include these exempt wages on the following forms. Free state tax forms income Instead, follow the instructions given below. Free state tax forms income Form 941, Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return: check the box on line 4 and enter “Form 4029” in the empty space below the check box. Free state tax forms income Form 943, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees: enter “Form 4029” on the dotted line next to the lines 2 and 4 entry spaces. Free state tax forms income Form 944, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return: check the box on line 3 and enter “Form 4029” in the empty space below the check box. Free state tax forms income Effective date. Free state tax forms income   An approved exemption from FICA becomes effective on the first day of the first calendar quarter after the quarter in which you file Form 4029. Free state tax forms income The exemption will end on the last day of the calendar quarter before the quarter in which the employer, employee, sect, or division fails to meet the requirements. Free state tax forms income Self-Employment Tax: Figuring Net Earnings There are two methods for figuring your net earnings from self-employment as a member of the clergy or a religious worker. Free state tax forms income Regular method. Free state tax forms income Nonfarm optional method. Free state tax forms income You may find Worksheets 1 through 4 helpful in figuring your net earnings from self-employment. Free state tax forms income Blank worksheets are in the back of this publication, after the Comprehensive Example. Free state tax forms income Regular Method Most people use the regular method. Free state tax forms income Under this method, figure your net earnings from self-employment by totaling your gross income for services you performed as a minister, a member of a religious order who has not taken a vow of poverty, or a Christian Science practitioner or reader. Free state tax forms income Then, subtract your allowable business deductions and multiply the difference by 92. Free state tax forms income 35% (. Free state tax forms income 9235). Free state tax forms income Use Schedule SE (Form 1040) to figure your net earnings and SE tax. Free state tax forms income If you are an employee of a church that elected to exclude you from FICA coverage, figure net earnings by multiplying your church wages shown on Form W-2 by 92. Free state tax forms income 35% (. Free state tax forms income 9235). Free state tax forms income Do not reduce your wages by any business deductions when making this computation. Free state tax forms income Use Schedule SE (Form 1040), Section B, to figure your net earnings and SE tax. Free state tax forms income If you have an approved exemption, or you are automatically exempt, do not include the income or deductions from ministerial services in figuring your net earnings from self-employment. Free state tax forms income Amounts included in gross income. Free state tax forms income   To figure your net earnings from self-employment (on Schedule SE (Form 1040)), include in gross income: Salaries and fees for your ministerial services (discussed earlier), Offerings you receive for marriages, baptisms, funerals, masses, etc. Free state tax forms income , The value of meals and lodging provided to you, your spouse, and your dependents for your employer's convenience, The fair rental value of a parsonage provided to you (including the cost of utilities that are furnished) and the rental allowance (including an amount for payment of utilities) paid to you, and Any amount a church pays toward your income tax or SE tax, other than withholding the amount from your salary. Free state tax forms income This amount is also subject to income tax. Free state tax forms income   For the income tax treatment of items (2) and (4), see Income Tax: Income and Expenses , later. Free state tax forms income Example. 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Free state tax forms income   Your net earnings from self-employment are determined without any foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion or deduction if you are a U. Free state tax forms income S. Free state tax forms income citizen or resident alien serving abroad and living in a foreign country. Free state tax forms income   For information on excluding foreign earned income or the foreign housing amount, see Publication 54. Free state tax forms income Example. Free state tax forms income Diane Jones was the minister of a U. Free state tax forms income S. Free state tax forms income church in Mexico. Free state tax forms income She earned $35,000 in that position and was able to exclude it all for income tax purposes under the foreign earned income exclusion. Free state tax forms income The United States does not have a social security agreement with Mexico, so Mrs. Free state tax forms income Jones is subject to U. Free state tax forms income S. 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Free state tax forms income Contributions by your church to a tax-sheltered annuity plan set up for you, including any salary reduction contributions (elective deferrals) that are not included in your gross income. Free state tax forms income Pension payments or retirement allowances you receive for your past ministerial services. Free state tax forms income The rental value of a parsonage or a parsonage allowance provided to you after you retire. Free state tax forms income Allowable deductions. Free state tax forms income   When figuring your net earnings from self-employment, deduct all your expenses related to your ministerial services performed as a self-employed person. Free state tax forms income These are ministerial expenses you incurred while working other than as a common-law employee of the church. Free state tax forms income They include expenses incurred in performing marriages and baptisms, and in delivering speeches. Free state tax forms income Deduct these expenses on Schedule C or C-EZ (Form 1040), and carry the net amount to line 2 of Schedule SE (Form 1040), Section A or B. Free state tax forms income   Wages earned as a common-law employee (explained earlier) of a church are generally subject to self-employment tax unless an exemption is requested, as discussed earlier under Exemption From Self-Employment (SE) Tax . Free state tax forms income Subtract any allowable expenses (including unreimbursed employee business expenses) from those wages, include the net amount on line 2 of Schedule SE (Form 1040), Section A or B, and attach an explanation. Free state tax forms income Do not complete Schedule C or C-EZ (Form 1040). Free state tax forms income However, for income tax purposes, the expenses are allowed only as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040) to the extent they exceed 2% of adjusted gross income. Free state tax forms income Employee reimbursement arrangements. 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Free state tax forms income You must return any excess reimbursement or allowance within a reasonable period of time. Free state tax forms income   The reimbursement is not reported on your Form W-2. Free state tax forms income Generally, if your expenses equal your reimbursement, you have no deduction. Free state tax forms income If your expenses are more than your reimbursement, you can deduct your excess expenses for SE tax and income tax purposes. Free state tax forms income Nonaccountable plan. Free state tax forms income   A nonaccountable plan is a reimbursement arrangement that does not meet all three of the rules listed under Accountable plans above. Free state tax forms income In addition, even if your employer has an accountable plan, the following payments will be treated as being paid under a nonaccountable plan. Free state tax forms income Excess reimbursements you fail to return to your employer. Free state tax forms income Reimbursement of nondeductible expenses related to your employer's business. Free state tax forms income   Your employer will combine any reimbursement paid to you under a nonaccountable plan with your wages, salary, or other compensation and report the combined total in box 1 of your Form W-2. Free state tax forms income Since reimbursements under a nonaccountable plan are included in your gross income, you can deduct your related expenses (for SE tax and income tax purposes) regardless of whether they are more than, less than, or equal to your reimbursement. Free state tax forms income   For more information on accountable and nonaccountable plans, see Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses. Free state tax forms income Married Couple Missionary Team If both spouses are duly ordained, commissioned, or licensed ministers of a church and have an agreement that each will perform specific services for which they are paid jointly or separately, they must divide the self-employment income according to the agreement. Free state tax forms income If the agreement is with one spouse only and the other spouse is not paid for any specific duties, amounts received for their services are included only in the self-employment income of the spouse having the agreement. Free state tax forms income Earnings Subject to SE Tax For 2013, the maximum net earnings from self-employment subject to social security (old age, survivors, and disability insurance) tax is $113,700 minus any wages and tips you earned that were subject to social security tax. Free state tax forms income The tax rate for the social security part is 12. Free state tax forms income 4%. Free state tax forms income In addition, all of your net earnings are subject to the Medicare (hospital insurance) part of the SE tax. Free state tax forms income This tax rate is 2. Free state tax forms income 9%. Free state tax forms income The combined self-employment tax rate is 15. Free state tax forms income 3%. Free state tax forms income Additional Medicare Tax. Free state tax forms income   Beginning in 2013, a 0. Free state tax forms income 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to Medicare wages, railroad retirement (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income that are more than: $125,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if married filing jointly, or $200,000 for any other filing status. Free state tax forms income Medicare wages and self-employment income are combined to determine if income exceeds the threshold. Free state tax forms income A self-employment loss is not considered for purposes of this tax. Free state tax forms income RRTA compensation is separately compared to the threshold. Free state tax forms income For more information, see Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax, and its separate instructions. Free state tax forms income Nonfarm Optional Method You may be able to use the nonfarm optional method for figuring your net earnings from self-employment. Free state tax forms income In general, the nonfarm optional method is intended to permit continued coverage for social security and Medicare purposes when your income for the tax year is low. Free state tax forms income You may use the nonfarm optional method if you meet all the following tests. Free state tax forms income You are self-employed on a regular basis. Free state tax forms income You meet this test if your actual net earnings from self-employment were $400 or more in at least 2 of the 3 tax years before the one for which you use this method. Free state tax forms income The net earnings can be from either farm or nonfarm earnings or both. Free state tax forms income You have used this method less than 5 prior years. Free state tax forms income (There is a 5-year lifetime limit. Free state tax forms income ) The years do not have to be consecutive. Free state tax forms income Your net nonfarm profits were: Less than $5,024, and Less than 72. Free state tax forms income 189% of your gross nonfarm income. Free state tax forms income If you meet all three tests, use Table 3 to figure your net earnings from self-employment under the nonfarm optional method. Free state tax forms income Table 3. Free state tax forms income Figuring Nonfarm Net Earnings IF your gross nonfarm income is . Free state tax forms income . Free state tax forms income . Free state tax forms income THEN your net earnings are equal to . Free state tax forms income . Free state tax forms income . Free state tax forms income $6,960 or less Two-thirds of your gross nonfarm income. Free state tax forms income More than $6,960 $4,640. Free state tax forms income Actual net earnings. Free state tax forms income   Multiply your total earnings subject to SE tax by 92. Free state tax forms income 35% (. Free state tax forms income 9235) to get actual net earnings. Free state tax forms income Actual net earnings are equivalent to net earnings under the “Regular Method. Free state tax forms income ” More information. Free state tax forms income   For more information on the nonfarm optional method, see Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business, and the Schedule SE (Form 1040) instructions. Free state tax forms income Income Tax: Income and Expenses Some income and expense items are treated the same for both income tax and SE tax purposes and some are treated differently. Free state tax forms income Note. Free state tax forms income For purposes of this section, references to members of the clergy are only to ministers or members of a religious order. Free state tax forms income Income Items The tax treatment of offerings and fees, outside earnings, rental allowances, rental value of a parsonage, earnings of members of religious orders, and foreign earned income is discussed here. Free state tax forms income Offerings and Fees If you are a member of the clergy, you must include in your income offerings and fees you receive for marriages, baptisms, funerals, masses, etc. Free state tax forms income , in addition to your salary. Free state tax forms income If the offering is made to the religious institution, it is not taxable to you. Free state tax forms income Outside Earnings If you are a member of a religious organization and you give your outside earnings to the organization, you still must include the earnings in your income. Free state tax forms income However, you may be entitled to a charitable contribution deduction for the amount paid to the organization. Free state tax forms income For more information, see Publication 526. Free state tax forms income Exclusion of Rental Allowance and Fair Rental Value of a Parsonage Ordained, commissioned, or licensed ministers of the gospel may be able to exclude from income tax the rental allowance or fair rental value of a parsonage that is provided to them as pay for their services. Free state tax forms income Services include: Ministerial services, discussed earlier, Administrative duties and teaching at theological seminaries, and The ordinary duties of a minister performed as an employee of the United States (other than as a chaplain in the Armed Forces), a state, possession, political subdivision, or the District of Columbia. Free state tax forms income This exclusion applies only for income tax purposes. Free state tax forms income It does not apply for SE tax purposes, as discussed earlier under Amounts included in gross income under Self-Employment Tax: Figuring Net Earnings. Free state tax forms income Designation requirement. Free state tax forms income   The church or organization that employs you must officially designate the payment as a housing allowance before it makes the payment. Free state tax forms income It must designate a definite amount. Free state tax forms income It cannot determine the amount of the housing allowance at a later date. Free state tax forms income If the church or organization does not officially designate a definite amount as a housing allowance, you must include your total salary in your income. Free state tax forms income   If you are employed and paid by a local congregation, a resolution by a national church agency of your denomination does not effectively designate a housing allowance for you. Free state tax forms income The local congregation must officially designate the part of your salary that is a housing allowance. Free state tax forms income However, a resolution of a national church agency can designate your housing allowance if you are directly employed by the national agency. Free state tax forms income Rental allowances. Free state tax forms income   If you receive in your salary an amount officially designated as a rental allowance (including an amount to pay utility costs), you can exclude the allowance from your gross income if: You use the amount to provide or rent a home, and The amount is not more than reasonable pay for your services. Free state tax forms income   The amount you exclude cannot be more than the fair rental value of the home, including furnishings, plus the cost of utilities. Free state tax forms income Fair rental value of parsonage. Free state tax forms income   You can exclude from gross income the fair rental value of a house or parsonage, including utilities, furnished to you as part of your earnings. Free state tax forms income However, the exclusion cannot be more than the reasonable pay for your services. Free state tax forms income If you pay for the utilities, you can exclude any allowance designated for utility costs, up to your actual cost. Free state tax forms income Example. Free state tax forms income Rev. Free state tax forms income Joanna Baker is a full-time minister. Free state tax forms income The church allows her to use a parsonage that has an annual fair rental value of $24,000. Free state tax forms income The church pays her an annual salary of $67,000, of which $7,500 is designated for utility costs. Free state tax forms income Her actual utility costs during the year were $7,000. Free state tax forms income For income tax purposes, Rev. Free state tax forms income Baker excludes $31,000 from gross income ($24,000 fair rental value of the parsonage plus $7,000 from the allowance for utility costs). Free state tax forms income She will report $60,000 ($59,500 salary plus $500 of unused utility allowance). Free state tax forms income Her income for SE tax purposes, however, is $91,000 ($67,000 salary + $24,000 fair rental value of the parsonage). Free state tax forms income Home ownership. Free state tax forms income   If you own your home and you receive as part of your salary a housing or rental allowance, you may exclude from gross income the smallest of: The amount actually used to provide a home, The amount officially designated as a rental allowance, or The fair rental value of the home, including furnishings, utilities, garage, etc. Free state tax forms income Excess rental allowance. Free state tax forms income   You must include in gross income the amount of any rental allowance that is more than the smallest of: Your reasonable salary, The fair rental value of the home plus utilities, or The amount actually used to provide a home. Free state tax forms income   Include in the total on Form 1040, line 7. Free state tax forms income On the dotted line next to line 7, enter “Excess allowance” and the amount. Free state tax forms income You may deduct the home mortgage interest and real estate taxes paid on your home even though you pay all or part of those expenses with funds you get through a tax-free rental or parsonage allowance. Free state tax forms income However, you can only deduct these expenses as itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Free state tax forms income Retired ministers. Free state tax forms income   If you are a retired minister, you can exclude from your gross income the rental value of a home (plus utilities) furnished to you by your church as a part of your pay for past services, or the part of your pension that was designated as a rental allowance. Free state tax forms income However, a minister's surviving spouse cannot exclude the rental value unless the rental value is for ministerial services he or she performs or performed. Free state tax forms income Teachers or administrators. Free state tax forms income   If you are a minister employed as a teacher or administrator by a church school, college, or university, you are performing ministerial services for purposes of the housing exclusion. Free state tax forms income However, if you perform services as a teacher or administrator on the faculty of a nonchurch college, you cannot exclude from your income a housing allowance or the value of a home that the college provides to you. Free state tax forms income    If you live in faculty lodging as an employee of an educational institution or academic health center, all or part of the value of that lodging may be nontaxable under a different rule. Free state tax forms income In Publication 525, see Faculty lodging in the discussion on meals and lodging under Fringe Benefits. Free state tax forms income   If you serve as a minister of music or minister of education, or serve in an administrative or other function of your religious organization, but are not authorized to perform substantially all of the religious duties of an ordained minister in your church (even if you are commissioned as a minister of the gospel), the housing exclusion does not apply to you. Free state tax forms income Theological students. Free state tax forms income   If you are a theological student serving a required internship as a part-time or assistant pastor, you cannot exclude a parsonage or rental allowance from your income unless you are ordained, commissioned, or licensed as a minister. Free state tax forms income Traveling evangelists. Free state tax forms income   You can exclude a designated rental allowance from out-of-town churches if you meet all of the following requirements. Free state tax forms income You are an ordained minister. Free state tax forms income You perform ministerial services at churches located away from your community. Free state tax forms income You actually use the rental allowance to maintain your permanent home. Free state tax forms income Cantors. Free state tax forms income   If you have a bona fide commission and your congregation employs you on a full-time basis to perform substantially all the religious functions of the Jewish faith, you can exclude a rental allowance from your gross income. Free state tax forms income Earnings—Members of Religious Orders Your earnings may be exempt from both income tax and SE tax if you are a member of a religious order who: Has taken a vow of poverty, Receives earnings for services performed as an agent of the order and in the exercise of duties required by the order, and Renounces the earnings and gives them to the order. Free state tax forms income See Members of Religious Orders , earlier, under Social Security Coverage. Free state tax forms income Foreign Earned Income Certain income may be exempt from income tax if you work in a foreign country or in a specified U. Free state tax forms income S. Free state tax forms income possession. Free state tax forms income Publication 54 discusses the foreign earned income exclusion. Free state tax forms income Publication 570, Tax Guide for Individuals With Income From U. Free state tax forms income S. Free state tax forms income Possessions, covers the rules for taxpayers with income from U. Free state tax forms income S. Free state tax forms income possessions. Free state tax forms income You can get these free publications from the Internal Revenue Service at IRS. Free state tax forms income gov or from most U. Free state tax forms income S. Free state tax forms income Embassies or consulates. Free state tax forms income Expense Items The tax treatment of ministerial trade or business expenses, expenses allocable to tax-free income, and health insurance costs is discussed here. Free state tax forms income Ministerial Trade or Business Expenses as an Employee When you figure your income tax, you must itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040) to claim allowable deductions for ministerial trade or business expenses incurred while working as an employee. Free state tax forms income You also may have to file Form 2106, Employee Business Expenses (or Form 2106-EZ, Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses). Free state tax forms income You claim these expenses as miscellaneous itemized deductions that are subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income (AGI) limit. Free state tax forms income See Publication 529 for more information on this limit. Free state tax forms income However, you cannot deduct any of your employee business expenses that are allocable to tax-free income (discussed next). Free state tax forms income Expenses Allocable to Tax-Free Income If you receive a rental or parsonage allowance that is exempt from income tax (tax free), you must allocate a portion of the expenses of operating your ministry to that tax-free income. Free state tax forms income You cannot deduct the portion of your expenses that you allocate to your tax-free rental or parsonage allowance. Free state tax forms income Exception. Free state tax forms income   This rule does not apply to your deductions for home mortgage interest or real estate taxes on your home. Free state tax forms income Figuring the allocation. Free state tax forms income   Figure the portion of your otherwise deductible expenses that you cannot deduct (because you must allocate that portion to tax-free income) by multiplying the expenses by the following fraction:      Tax-free rental or parsonage allowance     All income (taxable and tax free) earned from your ministry           When figuring the allocation, include the income and expenses related to the ministerial duties you perform both as an employee and as a self-employed person. Free state tax forms income    Reduce your otherwise deductible expenses only in figuring your income tax, not your SE tax. Free state tax forms income Example. Free state tax forms income Rev. Free state tax forms income Charles Ashford received $40,000 in earnings for ministerial services consisting of a $28,000 salary for ministerial services performed as an employee, $2,000 for weddings and baptisms performed as a self-employed person, and a $10,000 tax-free parsonage allowance. Free state tax forms income He incurred $4,000 of unreimbursed expenses connected with his earnings for ministerial services. Free state tax forms income $3,500 of the $4,000 is for employee expenses related to his ministerial salary, and $500 is related to the weddings and baptisms he performed as a self-employed person. Free state tax forms income Rev. Free state tax forms income Ashford figures the nondeductible (tax-free) portion of expenses related to his ministerial salary as follows: ($10,000 ÷ $40,000) x $3,500 = $875   Rev. Free state tax forms income Ashford figures the nondeductible (tax-free) portion of expenses related to his wedding and baptism income as follows: ($10,000 ÷ $40,000) x $500 = $125 Required statement. Free state tax forms income   If you receive a tax-free rental or parsonage allowance and have ministerial expenses, attach a statement to your tax return. Free state tax forms income The statement must contain all of the following information. Free state tax forms income A list of each item of taxable ministerial income by source (such as wages, salary, weddings, baptisms, etc. Free state tax forms income ) plus the amount. Free state tax forms income A list of each item of tax-free ministerial income by source (parsonage allowance) plus the amount. Free state tax forms income A list of each item of otherwise deductible ministerial expenses plus the amount. Free state tax forms income How you figured the nondeductible part of your otherwise deductible expenses. Free state tax forms income A statement that the other deductions claimed on your tax return are not allocable to your tax-free income. Free state tax forms income   See the attachments prepared for the Comprehensive Example , later. Free state tax forms income Following the example, you will find blank worksheets for your own use. Free state tax forms income Health Insurance Costs of Self-Employed Ministers If you are self-employed, you may be able to deduct the amount you paid in 2013 for medical and dental insurance and qualified long-term care insurance for you, your spouse, and your dependents. Free state tax forms income If you qualify, you can take this deduction as an adjustment to income on Form 1040, line 29. Free state tax forms income See the Instructions for Form 1040 to figure your deduction. Free state tax forms income The following special rules apply to the self-employed health insurance deduction. Free state tax forms income You cannot take a medical expense deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040) for any expenses you claim for purposes of the self-employed health insurance deduction. Free state tax forms income You cannot take the deduction for any month you are eligible to participate in a subsidized plan of your (or your spouse's) employer. Free state tax forms income The deduction cannot exceed your net earnings from the business under which the insurance plan is established. Free state tax forms income Your net earnings under this rule do not include the income you earned as a common-law employee (discussed earlier) of a church. Free state tax forms income More information. Free state tax forms income   For more information about the self-employed health insurance deduction, see chapter 6 in Publication 535. Free state tax forms income Deduction for SE Tax You can deduct one-half of your SE tax in figuring adjusted gross income. Free state tax forms income This is an income tax deduction only, on Form 1040, line 27. Free state tax forms income Do not claim this deduction in figuring net earnings from self-employment subject to SE tax. Free state tax forms income Income Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax The federal income tax is a pay-as-you-go tax. Free state tax forms income You must pay the tax as you earn or receive income during the year. Free state tax forms income An employee usually has income tax withheld from his or her wages or salary. Free state tax forms income However, your salary is not subject to federal income tax withholding if both of the following conditions apply. Free state tax forms income You are a duly ordained, commissioned, or licensed minister, a member of a religious order (who has not taken a vow of poverty), or a Christian Science practitioner or reader. Free state tax forms income Your salary is for ministerial services (see Ministerial Services , earlier). Free state tax forms income If your salary is not subject to withholding, or if you do not pay enough tax through withholding, you may need to make estimated tax payments to avoid penalties for not paying enough tax as you earn your income. Free state tax forms income You generally must make estimated tax payments if you expect to owe taxes, including SE tax, of $1,000 or more, when you file your return. Free state tax forms income Determine your estimated tax by using the worksheets in Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax. Free state tax forms income Pay the entire estimated tax for 2014 or the first installment by April 15, 2014. Free state tax forms income See Form 1040-ES for the different payment methods. Free state tax forms income The April 15 date applies whether or not your tax home and your abode are outside the United States and Puerto Rico. Free state tax forms income For more information, see chapter 2 of Publication 505. Free state tax forms income If you perform your services as a common-law employee of the church and your salary is not subject to income tax withholding, you can enter into a voluntary withholding agreement with the church to cover any income and SE tax that may be due. Free state tax forms income Filing Your Return You must file an income tax return for 2013 if your gross income was at least the amount shown in the third column of Table 4 above. Free state tax forms income Table 4. Free state tax forms income 2013 Filing Requirements for Most Taxpayers IF your filing status is . Free state tax forms income . Free state tax forms income . Free state tax forms income AND at the end of 2013 you were* . Free state tax forms income . Free state tax forms income . Free state tax forms income THEN file a return if your gross income** was at least . Free state tax forms income . Free state tax forms income . Free state tax forms income single under age 65 65 or older   $10,000 $11,500   married filing jointly*** under 65 (both spouses) 65 or older (one spouse) 65 or older (both spouses)   $20,000  $21,200  $22,400   married filing separately any age   $3,900   head of household under 65 65 or older   $12,850 $14,350   qualifying widow(er) with dependent child under 65 65 or older   $16,100  $17,300   * If you were born on January 1, 1949, you are considered to be age 65 at the end of 2013. Free state tax forms income ** Gross income means all income you received in the form of money, goods, property, and services that is not exempt from tax, including any income from sources outside the United States or from the sale of your main home (even if you can exclude part or all of it). Free state tax forms income Do not include any social security benefits unless (a) you are married filing a separate return and you lived with your spouse at any time in 2013, or (b) one-half of your social security benefits plus your other gross income and any tax-exempt interest is more than $25,000 ($32,000 if married filing jointly). Free state tax forms income If (a) or (b) applies, see the instructions for Form 1040, lines 20a and 20b, to figure the taxable part of social security benefits you must include in gross income. Free state tax forms income Gross income includes gains, but not losses, reported on Form 8949 or Schedule D (Form 1040). Free state tax forms income Gross income from a business means, for example, the amount on Schedule C (Form 1040), line 7, or Schedule F (Form 1040), line 9. Free state tax forms income But, in figuring gross income, do not reduce your income by any losses, including any loss on Schedule C (Form 1040), line 7, or Schedule F (Form 1040), line 9. Free state tax forms income *** If you did not live with your spouse at the end of 2013 (or on the date your spouse died) and your gross income was at least $3,900, you must file a return regardless of your age. Free state tax forms income Additional requirements. Free state tax forms income   Even if your income was less than the amount shown in Table 4, you must file an income tax return on Form 1040, and attach a completed Schedule SE (Form 1040), if:    You are not exempt from SE tax, and you have net earnings from self-employment (discussed earlier under Self-Employment Tax: Figuring Net Earnings ) of $400 or more in the tax year, You are exempt from SE tax on earnings from ministerial services and you have $400 or more of other net earnings subject to SE tax, or You had wages of $108. Free state tax forms income 28 or more from an electing church or church-controlled organization (see Coverage of Religious Workers (Church Employees) , earlier, under Social Security Coverage). Free state tax forms income Self-employment tax. Free state tax forms income   If you are liable for SE tax, you must file Schedule SE (Form 1040) with your return. Free state tax forms income   If you filed Form 4361 and did not receive approval from the IRS, you must pay SE tax on your ministerial earnings, as explained earlier. Free state tax forms income You should report ministerial earnings and expenses from nonemployee ministerial services on Schedule C or C-EZ (Form 1040). Free state tax forms income You should then carry the net amount over to line 2 of Schedule SE (Form 1040), Section A or B. Free state tax forms income However, if you were a duly ordained minister who was an employee of a church and you must pay SE tax on the wages you earned for those services, do not report those wages on Schedule C or C-EZ (Form 1040). Free state tax forms income Instead, report those wages less any allowable expenses (including any unreimbursed employee business expenses), on line 2 of Schedule SE (Form 1040), Section A or B, and attach an explanation. Free state tax forms income Note. Free state tax forms income For income tax purposes, the unreimbursed employee business expenses that you incurred as an employee of the church and subtracted from your wages on line 2 of Schedule SE (Form 1040) are allowed only as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040) if they exceed 2% of your adjusted gross income. Free state tax forms income You cannot deduct these expenses on Schedule C or C-EZ (Form 1040) as a trade or business expense. Free state tax forms income Exemption from SE tax. Free state tax forms income   If you filed Form 4361 and received IRS approval not to be taxed on your ministerial earnings, and you do not have any other income subject to SE tax, do not file Schedule SE (Form 1040). Free state tax forms income Instead, enter “Exempt—Form 4361” on the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 56. Free state tax forms income However, if you had net earnings from another trade or business of $400 or more subject to SE tax, see line A at the top of Schedule SE (Form 1040), Section B. Free state tax forms income    If you filed Form 4029 and received IRS approval not to be taxed on those earnings, and you do not have any other income subject to SE tax, do not file Schedule SE (Form 1040). Free state tax forms income Instead, enter “Exempt—Form 4029” on the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 56. Free state tax forms income More information. Free state tax forms income   For more information on filing your return, including when and where to file it, see the Instructions for Form 1040. Free state tax forms income Retirement Savings Arrangements Retirement savings arrangements are plans that offer you a tax-favored way to save for your retirement. Free state tax forms income You generally can deduct your contributions to the plan. Free state tax forms income Your contributions and the earnings on them are not taxed until they are distributed. Free state tax forms income Retirement plans for the self-employed. Free state tax forms income   To set up one of the following plans you must be self-employed. Free state tax forms income SEP (simplified employee pension) plan. Free state tax forms income SIMPLE (savings incentive match plan for employees) plan. Free state tax forms income Qualified retirement plan (also called a Keogh or H. Free state tax forms income R. Free state tax forms income 10 plan). Free state tax forms income   The common-law rules determine whether you are an employee or a self-employed person for purposes of setting up a retirement plan. Free state tax forms income See Employment status for other tax purposes under Coverage of Members of the Clergy, earlier. Free state tax forms income This result is true even if your compensation for ministerial services (defined earlier) is subject to SE tax. Free state tax forms income   For example, if a congregation pays you a salary for performing ministerial services and you are subject to the congregation's control, you generally are a common-law employee. Free state tax forms income You are not a self-employed person for purposes of setting up a retirement plan. Free state tax forms income This result is true even if your salary is subject to SE tax. Free state tax forms income   On the other hand, amounts received directly from members of the congregation, such as fees for performing marriages, baptisms, or other personal services that you report on Schedule C or C-EZ (Form 1040), are earnings from self-employment for all tax purposes. Free state tax forms income   For more information on establishing a SEP, SIMPLE, or qualified retirement plan, see Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE, and Qualified Plans). Free state tax forms income Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Free state tax forms income   The traditional IRA and the Roth IRA are two individual retirement arrangements you can use to save money for your retirement. Free state tax forms income Generally, your maximum contribution for 2013 to either of these plans (or to a combination of the two) is the smaller of your taxable compensation or $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older). Free state tax forms income   However, your maximum contribution to a Roth IRA will be further reduced or eliminated if your adjusted gross income is above a certain amount. Free state tax forms income You cannot deduct Roth IRA contributions, but if you satisfy certain requirements, all earnings in the Roth IRA are tax free and neither your nondeductible contributions nor any earnings on them are taxable when distributed. Free state tax forms income   If you contribute to a traditional IRA, your contribution may be deductible. Free state tax forms income However, your deduction may be reduced or eliminated if you or your spouse is covered by an employer retirement plan (including, but not limited to, a SEP, SIMPLE, or qualified retirement plan). Free state tax forms income   For more information on IRAs, see Publication 590. Free state tax forms income Tax-sheltered annuity plans. Free state tax forms income   Church employees, members of religious orders, and duly ordained, commissioned, or licensed ministers working as ministers or chaplains can participate in tax-sheltered annuity (403(b)) plans. Free state tax forms income For more
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Free state tax forms income 9. Free state tax forms income   Rental Income and Expenses Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Rental Income Rental ExpensesVacant while listed for sale. Free state tax forms income Repairs and Improvements Other Expenses Property Changed to Rental Use Renting Part of Property Not Rented for Profit Personal Use of Dwelling Unit (Including Vacation Home)Example. Free state tax forms income Dividing Expenses Dwelling Unit Used as a Home Reporting Income and Deductions DepreciationChanging your accounting method to deduct unclaimed depreciation. Free state tax forms income Limits on Rental LossesAt-Risk Rules Passive Activity Limits How To Report Rental Income and ExpensesSchedule E (Form 1040) Introduction This chapter discusses rental income and expenses. Free state tax forms income It also covers the following topics. Free state tax forms income Personal use of dwelling unit (including vacation home). Free state tax forms income Depreciation. Free state tax forms income Limits on rental losses. Free state tax forms income How to report your rental income and expenses. Free state tax forms income If you sell or otherwise dispose of your rental property, see Publication 544, Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets. Free state tax forms income If you have a loss from damage to, or theft of, rental property, see Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts. Free state tax forms income If you rent a condominium or a cooperative apartment, some special rules apply to you even though you receive the same tax treatment as other owners of rental property. Free state tax forms income See Publication 527, Residential Rental Property, for more information. Free state tax forms income Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 527 Residential Rental Property 534 Depreciating Property Placed in Service Before 1987 535 Business Expenses 925 Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules 946 How To Depreciate Property Form (and Instructions) 4562 Depreciation and Amortization 6251 Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals 8582 Passive Activity Loss Limitations Schedule E (Form 1040) Supplemental Income and Loss Rental Income In most cases, you must include in your gross income all amounts you receive as rent. Free state tax forms income Rental income is any payment you receive for the use or occupation of property. Free state tax forms income In addition to amounts you receive as normal rent payments, there are other amounts that may be rental income. Free state tax forms income When to report. Free state tax forms income   If you are a cash-basis taxpayer, you report rental income on your return for the year you actually or constructively receive it. Free state tax forms income You are a cash-basis taxpayer if you report income in the year you receive it, regardless of when it was earned. Free state tax forms income You constructively receive income when it is made available to you, for example, by being credited to your bank account. Free state tax forms income   For more information about when you constructively receive income, see Accounting Methods in chapter 1. Free state tax forms income Advance rent. Free state tax forms income   Advance rent is any amount you receive before the period that it covers. Free state tax forms income Include advance rent in your rental income in the year you receive it regardless of the period covered or the method of accounting you use. Free state tax forms income Example. Free state tax forms income You sign a 10-year lease to rent your property. Free state tax forms income In the first year, you receive $5,000 for the first year's rent and $5,000 as rent for the last year of the lease. 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Free state tax forms income   If the services are provided at an agreed upon or specified price, that price is the fair market value unless there is evidence to the contrary. Free state tax forms income Security deposits. Free state tax forms income   Do not include a security deposit in your income when you receive it if you plan to return it to your tenant at the end of the lease. Free state tax forms income But if you keep part or all of the security deposit during any year because your tenant does not live up to the terms of the lease, include the amount you keep in your income in that year. Free state tax forms income   If an amount called a security deposit is to be used as a final payment of rent, it is advance rent. Free state tax forms income Include it in your income when you receive it. Free state tax forms income Part interest. Free state tax forms income   If you own a part interest in rental property, you must report your part of the rental income from the property. Free state tax forms income Rental of property also used as your home. Free state tax forms income   If you rent property that you also use as your home and you rent it less than 15 days during the tax year, do not include the rent you receive in your income and do not deduct rental expenses. Free state tax forms income However, you can deduct on Schedule A (Form 1040) the interest, taxes, and casualty and theft losses that are allowed for nonrental property. Free state tax forms income See Personal Use of Dwelling Unit (Including Vacation Home) , later. Free state tax forms income Rental Expenses This part discusses expenses of renting property that you ordinarily can deduct from your rental income. Free state tax forms income It includes information on the expenses you can deduct if you rent part of your property, or if you change your property to rental use. Free state tax forms income Depreciation , which you can also deduct from your rental income, is discussed later. 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Free state tax forms income See Placed-in-Service under When Does Depreciation Begin and End in chapter 2 of Publication 527. Free state tax forms income Pre-rental expenses. Free state tax forms income   You can deduct your ordinary and necessary expenses for managing, conserving, or maintaining rental property from the time you make it available for rent. Free state tax forms income Uncollected rent. Free state tax forms income   If you are a cash-basis taxpayer, do not deduct uncollected rent. Free state tax forms income Because you have not included it in your income, it is not deductible. Free state tax forms income Vacant rental property. Free state tax forms income   If you hold property for rental purposes, you may be able to deduct your ordinary and necessary expenses (including depreciation) for managing, conserving, or maintaining the property while the property is vacant. Free state tax forms income However, you cannot deduct any loss of rental income for the period the property is vacant. Free state tax forms income Vacant while listed for sale. Free state tax forms income   If you sell property you held for rental purposes, you can deduct the ordinary and necessary expenses for managing, conserving, or maintaining the property until it is sold. Free state tax forms income If the property is not held out and available for rent while listed for sale, the expenses are not deductible rental expenses. Free state tax forms income Repairs and Improvements Generally, an expense for repairing or maintaining your rental property may be deducted if you are not required to capitalize the expense. Free state tax forms income Improvements. Free state tax forms income   You must capitalize any expense you pay to improve your rental property. Free state tax forms income An expense is for an improvement if it results in a betterment to your property, restores your property, or adapts your property to a new or different use. Free state tax forms income Betterments. Free state tax forms income   Expenses that may result in a betterment to your property include expenses for fixing a pre-existing defect or condition, enlarging or expanding your property, or increasing the capacity, strength, or quality of your property. Free state tax forms income Restoration. Free state tax forms income   Expenses that may be for restoration include expenses for replacing a substantial structural part of your property, repairing damage to your property after you properly adjusted the basis of your property as a result of a casualty loss, or rebuilding your property to a like-new condition. Free state tax forms income Adaptation. Free state tax forms income   Expenses that may be for adaptation include expenses for altering your property to a use that is not consistent with the intended ordinary use of your property when you began renting the property. Free state tax forms income Separate the costs of repairs and improvements, and keep accurate records. Free state tax forms income You will need to know the cost of improvements when you sell or depreciate your property. Free state tax forms income The expenses you capitalize for improving your property can generally be depreciated as if the improvement were separate property. Free state tax forms income Other Expenses Other expenses you can deduct from your rental income include advertising, cleaning and maintenance, utilities, fire and liability insurance, taxes, interest, commissions for the collection of rent, ordinary and necessary travel and transportation, and other expenses, discussed next. Free state tax forms income Insurance premiums paid in advance. Free state tax forms income   If you pay an insurance premium for more than one year in advance, for each year of coverage you can deduct the part of the premium payment that will apply to that year. Free state tax forms income You cannot deduct the total premium in the year you pay it. Free state tax forms income Legal and other professional fees. Free state tax forms income   You can deduct, as a rental expense, legal and other professional expenses, such as tax return preparation fees you paid to prepare Schedule E (Form 1040), Part I. Free state tax forms income For example, on your 2013 Schedule E, you can deduct fees paid in 2013 to prepare your 2012 Schedule E, Part I. Free state tax forms income You can also deduct, as a rental expense, any expense (other than federal taxes and penalties) you paid to resolve a tax underpayment related to your rental activities. Free state tax forms income Local benefit taxes. Free state tax forms income   In most cases, you cannot deduct charges for local benefits that increase the value of your property, such as charges for putting in streets, sidewalks, or water and sewer systems. Free state tax forms income These charges are nondepreciable capital expenditures, and must be added to the basis of your property. Free state tax forms income However, you can deduct local benefit taxes that are for maintaining, repairing, or paying interest charges for the benefits. Free state tax forms income Local transportation expenses. Free state tax forms income    You may be able to deduct your ordinary and necessary local transportation expenses if you incur them to collect rental income or to manage, conserve, or maintain your rental property. Free state tax forms income However, transportation expenses incurred to travel between your home and a rental property generally constitute nondeductible commuting costs unless you use your home as your principal place of business. Free state tax forms income See Publication 587, Business Use of Your Home, for information on determining if your home office qualifies as a principal place of business. Free state tax forms income   Generally, if you use your personal car, pickup truck, or light van for rental activities, you can deduct the expenses using one of two methods: actual expenses or the standard mileage rate. Free state tax forms income For 2013, the standard mileage rate for business use is 56. Free state tax forms income 5 cents per mile. Free state tax forms income For more information, see chapter 26. Free state tax forms income    To deduct car expenses under either method, you must keep records that follow the rules in chapter 26. Free state tax forms income In addition, you must complete Form 4562, Part V, and attach it to your tax return. Free state tax forms income Rental of equipment. Free state tax forms income   You can deduct the rent you pay for equipment that you use for rental purposes. Free state tax forms income However, in some cases, lease contracts are actually purchase contracts. Free state tax forms income If so, you cannot deduct these payments. Free state tax forms income You can recover the cost of purchased equipment through depreciation. Free state tax forms income Rental of property. Free state tax forms income   You can deduct the rent you pay for property that you use for rental purposes. Free state tax forms income If you buy a leasehold for rental purposes, you can deduct an equal part of the cost each year over the term of the lease. Free state tax forms income Travel expenses. Free state tax forms income   You can deduct the ordinary and necessary expenses of traveling away from home if the primary purpose of the trip is to collect rental income or to manage, conserve, or maintain your rental property. Free state tax forms income You must properly allocate your expenses between rental and nonrental activities. Free state tax forms income You cannot deduct the cost of traveling away from home if the primary purpose of the trip was to improve your property. Free state tax forms income You recover the cost of improvements by taking depreciation. Free state tax forms income For information on travel expenses, see chapter 26. Free state tax forms income    To deduct travel expenses, you must keep records that follow the rules in chapter 26. Free state tax forms income   See Rental Expenses in Publication 527 for more information. Free state tax forms income Property Changed to Rental Use If you change your home or other property (or a part of it) to rental use at any time other than the beginning of your tax year, you must divide yearly expenses, such as taxes and insurance, between rental use and personal use. Free state tax forms income You can deduct as rental expenses only the part of the expense that is for the part of the year the property was used or held for rental purposes. Free state tax forms income You cannot deduct depreciation or insurance for the part of the year the property was held for personal use. Free state tax forms income However, you can include the home mortgage interest, qualified mortgage insurance premiums, and real estate tax expenses for the part of the year the property was held for personal use as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Free state tax forms income Example. Free state tax forms income Your tax year is the calendar year. Free state tax forms income You moved from your home in May and started renting it out on June 1. Free state tax forms income You can deduct as rental expenses seven-twelfths of your yearly expenses, such as taxes and insurance. Free state tax forms income Starting with June, you can deduct as rental expenses the amounts you pay for items generally billed monthly, such as utilities. Free state tax forms income Renting Part of Property If you rent part of your property, you must divide certain expenses between the part of the property used for rental purposes and the part of the property used for personal purposes, as though you actually had two separate pieces of property. Free state tax forms income You can deduct the expenses related to the part of the property used for rental purposes, such as home mortgage interest, qualified mortgage insurance premiums, and real estate taxes, as rental expenses on Schedule E (Form 1040). Free state tax forms income You can also deduct as rental expenses a portion of other expenses that normally are nondeductible personal expenses, such as expenses for electricity or painting the outside of your house. Free state tax forms income There is no change in the types of expenses deductible for the personal-use part of your property. Free state tax forms income Generally, these expenses may be deducted only if you itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Free state tax forms income You cannot deduct any part of the cost of the first phone line even if your tenants have unlimited use of it. Free state tax forms income You do not have to divide the expenses that belong only to the rental part of your property. Free state tax forms income For example, if you paint a room that you rent, or if you pay premiums for liability insurance in connection with renting a room in your home, your entire cost is a rental expense. Free state tax forms income If you install a second phone line strictly for your tenants' use, all of the cost of the second line is deductible as a rental expense. Free state tax forms income You can deduct depreciation, discussed later, on the part of the house used for rental purposes as well as on the furniture and equipment you use for rental purposes. Free state tax forms income How to divide expenses. Free state tax forms income   If an expense is for both rental use and personal use, such as mortgage interest or heat for the entire house, you must divide the expense between the rental use and the personal use. Free state tax forms income You can use any reasonable method for dividing the expense. Free state tax forms income It may be reasonable to divide the cost of some items (for example, water) based on the number of people using them. Free state tax forms income The two most common methods for dividing an expense are based on (1) the number of rooms in your home, and (2) the square footage of your home. Free state tax forms income Not Rented for Profit If you do not rent your property to make a profit, you can deduct your rental expenses only up to the amount of your rental income. Free state tax forms income You cannot deduct a loss or carry forward to the next year any rental expenses that are more than your rental income for the year. Free state tax forms income For more information about the rules for an activity not engaged in for profit, see Not-for-Profit Activities in chapter 1 of Publication 535. Free state tax forms income Where to report. Free state tax forms income   Report your not-for-profit rental income on Form 1040, line 21. Free state tax forms income For example, you can include your mortgage interest and any qualified mortgage insurance premiums (if you use the property as your main home or second home), real estate taxes, and casualty losses on the appropriate lines of Schedule A (Form 1040) if you itemize your deductions. Free state tax forms income   If you itemize your deductions, claim your other rental expenses, subject to the rules explained in chapter 1 of Publication 535, as miscellaneous itemized deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A, line 23. Free state tax forms income You can deduct these expenses only if they, together with certain other miscellaneous itemized deductions, total more than 2% of your adjusted gross income. Free state tax forms income Personal Use of Dwelling Unit (Including Vacation Home) If you have any personal use of a dwelling unit (including a vacation home) that you rent, you must divide your expenses between rental use and personal use. Free state tax forms income In general, your rental expenses will be no more than your total expenses multiplied by a fraction; the denominator of which is the total number of days the dwelling unit is used and the numerator of which is the total number of days actually rented at a fair rental price. Free state tax forms income Only your rental expenses may be deducted on Schedule E (Form 1040). Free state tax forms income Some of your personal expenses may be deductible if you itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Free state tax forms income You must also determine if the dwelling unit is considered a home. Free state tax forms income The amount of rental expenses that you can deduct may be limited if the dwelling unit is considered a home. Free state tax forms income Whether a dwelling unit is considered a home depends on how many days during the year are considered to be days of personal use. Free state tax forms income There is a special rule if you used the dwelling unit as a home and you rented it for less than 15 days during the year. Free state tax forms income Dwelling unit. Free state tax forms income   A dwelling unit includes a house, apartment, condominium, mobile home, boat, vacation home, or similar property. Free state tax forms income It also includes all structures or other property belonging to the dwelling unit. Free state tax forms income A dwelling unit has basic living accommodations, such as sleeping space, a toilet, and cooking facilities. Free state tax forms income   A dwelling unit does not include property used solely as a hotel, motel, inn, or similar establishment. Free state tax forms income Property is used solely as a hotel, motel, inn, or similar establishment if it is regularly available for occupancy by paying customers and is not used by an owner as a home during the year. Free state tax forms income Example. Free state tax forms income   You rent a room in your home that is always available for short-term occupancy by paying customers. Free state tax forms income You do not use the room yourself, and you allow only paying customers to use the room. Free state tax forms income The room is used solely as a hotel, motel, inn, or similar establishment and is not a dwelling unit. Free state tax forms income Dividing Expenses If you use a dwelling unit for both rental and personal purposes, divide your expenses between the rental use and the personal use based on the number of days used for each purpose. Free state tax forms income When dividing your expenses, follow these rules. Free state tax forms income Any day that the unit is rented at a fair rental price is a day of rental use even if you used the unit for personal purposes that day. Free state tax forms income This rule does not apply when determining whether you used the unit as a home. Free state tax forms income Any day that the unit is available for rent but not actually rented is not a day of rental use. Free state tax forms income Example. Free state tax forms income Your beach cottage was available for rent from June 1 through August 31 (92 days). Free state tax forms income During that time, except for the first week in August (7 days) when you were unable to find a renter, you rented the cottage at a fair rental price. Free state tax forms income The person who rented the cottage for July allowed you to use it over the weekend (2 days) without any reduction in or refund of rent. Free state tax forms income Your family also used the cottage during the last 2 weeks of May (14 days). Free state tax forms income The cottage was not used at all before May 17 or after August 31. Free state tax forms income You figure the part of the cottage expenses to treat as rental expenses as follows. Free state tax forms income The cottage was used for rental a total of 85 days (92 − 7). Free state tax forms income The days it was available for rent but not rented (7 days) are not days of rental use. Free state tax forms income The July weekend (2 days) you used it is rental use because you received a fair rental price for the weekend. Free state tax forms income You used the cottage for personal purposes for 14 days (the last 2 weeks in May). Free state tax forms income The total use of the cottage was 99 days (14 days personal use + 85 days rental use). Free state tax forms income Your rental expenses are 85/99 (86%) of the cottage expenses. Free state tax forms income Note. Free state tax forms income When determining whether you used the cottage as a home, the July weekend (2 days) you used it is considered personal use even though you received a fair rental price for the weekend. Free state tax forms income Therefore, you had 16 days of personal use and 83 days of rental use for this purpose. Free state tax forms income Because you used the cottage for personal purposes more than 14 days and more than 10% of the days of rental use (8 days), you used it as a home. Free state tax forms income If you have a net loss, you may not be able to deduct all of the rental expenses. Free state tax forms income See Dwelling Unit Used as a Home, next. Free state tax forms income Dwelling Unit Used as a Home If you use a dwelling unit for both rental and personal purposes, the tax treatment of the rental expenses you figured earlier under Dividing Expenses and rental income depends on whether you are considered to be using the dwelling unit as a home. Free state tax forms income You use a dwelling unit as a home during the tax year if you use it for personal purposes more than the greater of: 14 days, or 10% of the total days it is rented to others at a fair rental price. Free state tax forms income See What is a day of personal use , later. Free state tax forms income Fair rental price. Free state tax forms income   A fair rental price for your property generally is the amount of rent that a person who is not related to you would be willing to pay. Free state tax forms income The rent you charge is not a fair rental price if it is substantially less than the rents charged for other properties that are similar to your property in your area. Free state tax forms income   If a dwelling unit is used for personal purposes on a day it is rented at a fair rental price, do not count that day as a day of rental use in applying (2) above. Free state tax forms income Instead, count it as a day of personal use in applying both (1) and (2) above. Free state tax forms income What is a day of personal use?   A day of personal use of a dwelling unit is any day that the unit is used by any of the following persons. Free state tax forms income You or any other person who has an interest in the unit, unless you rent it to another owner as his or her main home under a shared equity financing agreement (defined later). Free state tax forms income However, see Days used as a main home before or after renting , later. Free state tax forms income A member of your family or a member of the family of any other person who owns an interest in the unit, unless the family member uses the dwelling unit as his or her main home and pays a fair rental price. Free state tax forms income Family includes only your spouse, brothers and sisters, half-brothers and half-sisters, ancestors (parents, grandparents, etc. Free state tax forms income ), and lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, etc. Free state tax forms income ). Free state tax forms income Anyone under an arrangement that lets you use some other dwelling unit. Free state tax forms income Anyone at less than a fair rental price. Free state tax forms income Main home. Free state tax forms income   If the other person or member of the family in (1) or (2) above has more than one home, his or her main home is ordinarily the one he or she lived in most of the time. Free state tax forms income Shared equity financing agreement. Free state tax forms income   This is an agreement under which two or more persons acquire undivided interests for more than 50 years in an entire dwelling unit, including the land, and one or more of the co-owners is entitled to occupy the unit as his or her main home upon payment of rent to the other co-owner or owners. Free state tax forms income Donation of use of property. Free state tax forms income   You use a dwelling unit for personal purposes if: You donate the use of the unit to a charitable organization, The organization sells the use of the unit at a fund-raising event, and The “purchaser” uses the unit. Free state tax forms income Examples. 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Free state tax forms income Even though your neighbors have an interest in the house, the days your neighbors live there are not counted as days of personal use by you. Free state tax forms income This is because your neighbors rent the house as their main home under a shared equity financing agreement. Free state tax forms income Example 3. Free state tax forms income You own a rental property that you rent to your son. Free state tax forms income Your son does not own any interest in this property. Free state tax forms income He uses it as his main home and pays you a fair rental price. Free state tax forms income Your son's use of the property is not personal use by you because your son is using it as his main home, he owns no interest in the property, and he is paying you a fair rental price. Free state tax forms income Example 4. Free state tax forms income You rent your beach house to Joshua. Free state tax forms income Joshua rents his cabin in the mountains to you. Free state tax forms income You each pay a fair rental price. Free state tax forms income You are using your house for personal purposes on the days that Joshua uses it because your house is used by Joshua under an arrangement that allows you to use his house. Free state tax forms income Days used for repairs and maintenance. Free state tax forms income   Any day that you spend working substantially full time repairing and maintaining (not improving) your property is not counted as a day of personal use. Free state tax forms income Do not count such a day as a day of personal use even if family members use the property for recreational purposes on the same day. Free state tax forms income Days used as a main home before or after renting. Free state tax forms income   For purposes of determining whether a dwelling unit was used as a home, you may not have to count days you used the property as your main home before or after renting it or offering it for rent as days of personal use. 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Free state tax forms income Your sister-in-law stayed in the room, rent free, for the last 3 weeks (21 days) in July. Free state tax forms income You figured 10% of the total days rented to others at a fair rental price is 3 days. Free state tax forms income The room was used as a home because you used it for personal purposes for 21 days. Free state tax forms income That is more than the greater of 14 days or 10% of the 27 days it was rented (3 days). Free state tax forms income Example 3. Free state tax forms income You own a condominium apartment in a resort area. Free state tax forms income You rented it at a fair rental price for a total of 170 days during the year. Free state tax forms income For 12 of those days, the tenant was not able to use the apartment and allowed you to use it even though you did not refund any of the rent. Free state tax forms income Your family actually used the apartment for 10 of those days. 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Free state tax forms income Reporting Income and Deductions Property not used for personal purposes. Free state tax forms income   If you do not use a dwelling unit for personal purposes, see How To Report Rental Income and Expenses , later, for how to report your rental income and expenses. Free state tax forms income Property used for personal purposes. Free state tax forms income   If you do use a dwelling unit for personal purposes, then how you report your rental income and expenses depends on whether you used the dwelling unit as a home. Free state tax forms income Not used as a home. Free state tax forms income   If you use a dwelling unit for personal purposes, but not as a home, report all the rental income in your income. Free state tax forms income Since you used the dwelling unit for personal purposes, you must divide your expenses between the rental use and the personal use as described earlier in Dividing Expenses . 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Free state tax forms income Used as a home and rented 15 days or more. Free state tax forms income   If you use a dwelling unit as a home and rent it 15 days or more during the year, include all your rental income in your income. Free state tax forms income Since you used the dwelling unit for personal purposes, you must divide your expenses between the rental use and the personal use as described earlier in Dividing Expenses . Free state tax forms income The expenses for personal use are not deductible as rental expenses. Free state tax forms income   If you had a net profit from renting the dwelling unit for the year (that is, if your rental income is more than the total of your rental expenses, including depreciation), deduct all of your rental expenses. Free state tax forms income You do not need to use Worksheet 9-1. Free state tax forms income   However, if you had a net loss from renting the dwelling unit for the year, your deduction for certain rental expenses is limited. Free state tax forms income To figure your deductible rental expenses and any carryover to next year, use Worksheet 9-1. Free state tax forms income Depreciation You recover the cost of income-producing property through yearly tax deductions. Free state tax forms income You do this by depreciating the property; that is, by deducting some of the cost each year on your tax return. Free state tax forms income Three factors determine how much depreciation you can deduct each year: (1) your basis in the property, (2) the recovery period for the property, and (3) the depreciation method used. Free state tax forms income You cannot simply deduct your mortgage or principal payments, or the cost of furniture, fixtures, and equipment, as an expense. Free state tax forms income You can deduct depreciation only on the part of your property used for rental purposes. Free state tax forms income Depreciation reduces your basis for figuring gain or loss on a later sale or exchange. Free state tax forms income You may have to use Form 4562 to figure and report your depreciation. Free state tax forms income See How To Report Rental Income and Expenses , later. Free state tax forms income Alternative minimum tax (AMT). Free state tax forms income    If you use accelerated depreciation, you may be subject to the AMT. Free state tax forms income Accelerated depreciation allows you to deduct more depreciation earlier in the recovery period than you could deduct using a straight line method (same deduction each year). Free state tax forms income Claiming the correct amount of depreciation. Free state tax forms income   You should claim the correct amount of depreciation each tax year. Free state tax forms income If you did not claim all the depreciation you were entitled to deduct, you must still reduce your basis in the property by the full amount of depreciation that you could have deducted. Free state tax forms income   If you deducted an incorrect amount of depreciation for property in any year, you may be able to make a correction by filing Form 1040X, Amended U. Free state tax forms income S Individual Income Tax Return. Free state tax forms income If you are not allowed to make the correction on an amended return, you can change your accounting method to claim the correct amount of depreciation. Free state tax forms income See Claiming the correct amount of depreciation in chapter 2 of Publication 527 for more information. Free state tax forms income Changing your accounting method to deduct unclaimed depreciation. Free state tax forms income   To change your accounting method, you generally must file Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method, to get the consent of the IRS. Free state tax forms income In some instances, that consent is automatic. Free state tax forms income For more information, see chapter 1 of Publication 946. 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Free state tax forms income This applies only if the real property was placed in service after 1986. Free state tax forms income Passive activity limits. Free state tax forms income Generally, rental real estate activities are considered passive activities and losses are not deductible unless you have income from other passive activities to offset them. Free state tax forms income However, there are exceptions. Free state tax forms income At-Risk Rules You may be subject to the at-risk rules if you have: A loss from an activity carried on as a trade or business or for the production of income, and Amounts invested in the activity for which you are not fully at risk. Free state tax forms income Losses from holding real property (other than mineral property) placed in service before 1987 are not subject to the at-risk rules. Free state tax forms income In most cases, any loss from an activity subject to the at-risk rules is allowed only to the extent of the total amount you have at risk in the activity at the end of the tax year. Free state tax forms income You are considered at risk in an activity to the extent of cash and the adjusted basis of other property you contributed to the activity and certain amounts borrowed for use in the activity. Free state tax forms income See Publication 925 for more information. Free state tax forms income Passive Activity Limits In most cases, all rental real estate activities (except those of certain real estate professionals, discussed later) are passive activities. Free state tax forms income For this purpose, a rental activity is an activity from which you receive income mainly for the use of tangible property, rather than for services. Free state tax forms income Limits on passive activity deductions and credits. Free state tax forms income    Deductions or losses from passive activities are limited. Free state tax forms income You generally cannot offset income, other than passive income, with losses from passive activities. Free state tax forms income Nor can you offset taxes on income, other than passive income, with credits resulting from passive activities. Free state tax forms income Any excess loss or credit is carried forward to the next tax year. Free state tax forms income   For a detailed discussion of these rules, see Publication 925. Free state tax forms income    You may have to complete Form 8582 to figure the amount of any passive activity loss for the current tax year for all activities and the amount of the passive activity loss allowed on your tax return. Free state tax forms income Real estate professionals. Free state tax forms income   Rental activities in which you materially participated during the year are not passive activities if, for that year, you were a real estate professional. Free state tax forms income For a detailed discussion of the requirements, see Publication 527. Free state tax forms income For a detailed discussion of material participation, see Publication 925. Free state tax forms income Exception for Personal Use of Dwelling Unit If you used the rental property as a home during the year, any income, deductions, gain, or loss allocable to such use shall not be taken into account for purposes of the passive activity loss limitation. Free state tax forms income Instead, follow the rules explained in Personal Use of Dwelling Unit (Including Vacation Home), earlier. Free state tax forms income Exception for Rental Real Estate Activities With Active Participation If you or your spouse actively participated in a passive rental real estate activity, you may be able to deduct up to $25,000 of loss from the activity from your nonpassive income. Free state tax forms income This special allowance is an exception to the general rule disallowing losses in excess of income from passive activities. Free state tax forms income Similarly, you may be able to offset credits from the activity against the tax on up to $25,000 of nonpassive income after taking into account any losses allowed under this exception. Free state tax forms income Active participation. Free state tax forms income   You actively participated in a rental real estate activity if you (and your spouse) owned at least 10% of the rental property and you made management decisions or arranged for others to provide services (such as repairs) in a significant and bona fide sense. Free state tax forms income Management decisions that may count as active participation include approving new tenants, deciding on rental terms, approving expenditures, and similar decisions. Free state tax forms income Maximum special allowance. Free state tax forms income   The maximum special allowance is: $25,000 for single individuals and married individuals filing a joint return for the tax year, $12,500 for married individuals who file separate returns for the tax year and lived apart from their spouses at all times during the tax year, and $25,000 for a qualifying estate reduced by the special allowance for which the surviving spouse qualified. Free state tax forms income   If your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is $100,000 or less ($50,000 or less if married filing separately), you can deduct your loss up to the amount specified above. Free state tax forms income If your MAGI is more than $100,000 (more than $50,000 if married filing separately), your special allowance is limited to 50% of the difference between $150,000 ($75,000 if married filing separately) and your MAGI. Free state tax forms income   Generally, if your MAGI is $150,000 or more ($75,000 or more if you are married filing separately), there is no special allowance. Free state tax forms income More information. Free state tax forms income   See Publication 925 for more information on the passive loss limits, including information on the treatment of unused disallowed passive losses and credits and the treatment of gains and losses realized on the disposition of a passive activity. Free state tax forms income How To Report Rental Income and Expenses The basic form for reporting residential rental income and expenses is Schedule E (Form 1040). Free state tax forms income However, do not use that schedule to report a not-for-profit activity. 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Free state tax forms income Return of Partnership Income, if your rental activity is a partnership (including a partnership with your spouse unless it is a qualified joint venture). Free state tax forms income Qualified joint venture. Free state tax forms income   If you and your spouse each materially participate as the only members of a jointly owned and operated real estate business, and you file a joint return for the tax year, you can make a joint election to be treated as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership. Free state tax forms income This election, in most cases, will not increase the total tax owed on the joint return, but it does give each of you credit for social security earnings on which retirement benefits are based and for Medicare coverage if your rental income is subject to self-employment tax. Free state tax forms income For more information, see Publication 527. Free state tax forms income Form 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement. Free state tax forms income    If you paid $600 or more of mortgage interest on your rental property to any one person, you should receive a Form 1098, or similar statement showing the interest you paid for the year. Free state tax forms income If you and at least one other person (other than your spouse if you file a joint return) were liable for, and paid interest on the mortgage, and the other person received the Form 1098, report your share of the interest on Schedule E (Form 1040), line 13. Free state tax forms income Attach a statement to your return showing the name and address of the other person. Free state tax forms income In the left margin of Schedule E, next to line 13, enter “See attached. Free state tax forms income ” Schedule E (Form 1040) If you rent buildings, rooms, or apartments, and provide basic services such as heat and light, trash collection, etc. Free state tax forms income , you normally report your rental income and expenses on Schedule E, Part I. 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Free state tax forms income See At-Risk Rules , earlier. Free state tax forms income Also see Publication 925. Free state tax forms income Form 8582, Passive Activity Loss Limitations. Free state tax forms income See Passive Activity Limits , earlier. Free state tax forms income Page 2 of Schedule E is used to report income or loss from partnerships, S corporations, estates, trusts, and real estate mortgage investment conduits. Free state tax forms income If you need to use page 2 of Schedule E, be sure to use page 2 of the same Schedule E you used to enter your rental activity on page 1. Free state tax forms income Also, include the amount from line 26 (Part I) in the “Total income or (loss)” on line 41 (Part V). Free state tax forms income Worksheet 9-1. Free state tax forms income Worksheet for Figuring Rental Deductions for a Dwelling Unit Used as a Home Use this worksheet only if you answer “yes” to all of the following questions. 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Free state tax forms income Add lines C and D E. Free state tax forms income       F. Free state tax forms income Percentage of expenses allowed for rental. Free state tax forms income Divide line C by line E     F. Free state tax forms income   PART II. Free state tax forms income Allowable Rental Expenses 1. Free state tax forms income Enter rents received 1. Free state tax forms income   2a. Free state tax forms income Enter the rental portion of deductible home mortgage interest and qualified mortgage insurance premiums (see instructions) 2a. Free state tax forms income       b. Free state tax forms income Enter the rental portion of real estate taxes b. Free state tax forms income       c. Free state tax forms income Enter the rental portion of deductible casualty and theft losses (see instructions) c. Free state tax forms income       d. Free state tax forms income Enter direct rental expenses (see instructions) d. Free state tax forms income       e. Free state tax forms income Fully deductible rental expenses. Free state tax forms income Add lines 2a–2d. Free state tax forms income Enter here and  on the appropriate lines on Schedule E (see instructions) 2e. Free state tax forms income   3. Free state tax forms income Subtract line 2e from line 1. Free state tax forms income If zero or less, enter -0- 3. Free state tax forms income   4a. Free state tax forms income Enter the rental portion of expenses directly related to operating or maintaining  the dwelling unit (such as repairs, insurance, and utilities) 4a. Free state tax forms income       b. Free state tax forms income Enter the rental portion of excess mortgage interest and qualified mortgage insurance premiums (see instructions) b. Free state tax forms income       c. Free state tax forms income Carryover of operating expenses from 2012 worksheet c. Free state tax forms income       d. Free state tax forms income Add lines 4a–4c d. Free state tax forms income       e. Free state tax forms income Allowable expenses. Free state tax forms income Enter the smaller of line 3 or line 4d (see instructions) 4e. Free state tax forms income   5. Free state tax forms income Subtract line 4e from line 3. Free state tax forms income If zero or less, enter -0- 5. Free state tax forms income   6a. Free state tax forms income Enter the rental portion of excess casualty and theft losses (see instructions) 6a. Free state tax forms income       b. Free state tax forms income Enter the rental portion of depreciation of the dwelling unit b. Free state tax forms income       c. Free state tax forms income Carryover of excess casualty losses and depreciation from 2012 worksheet c. Free state tax forms income       d. Free state tax forms income Add lines 6a–6c d. Free state tax forms income       e. Free state tax forms income Allowable excess casualty and theft losses and depreciation. Free state tax forms income Enter the smaller of  line 5 or line 6d (see instructions) 6e. Free state tax forms income   PART III. Free state tax forms income Carryover of Unallowed Expenses to Next Year 7a. Free state tax forms income Operating expenses to be carried over to next year. Free state tax forms income Subtract line 4e from line 4d 7a. Free state tax forms income   b. Free state tax forms income Excess casualty and theft losses and depreciation to be carried over to next year. Free state tax forms income  Subtract line 6e from line 6d b. Free state tax forms income   Worksheet 9-1 Instructions. Free state tax forms income Worksheet for Figuring Rental Deductions for a Dwelling Unit Used as a Home Caution. Free state tax forms income Use the percentage determined in Part I, line F, to figure the rental portions to enter on lines 2a–2c, 4a–4b, and 6a–6b of  Part II. Free state tax forms income Line 2a. Free state tax forms income Figure the mortgage interest on the dwelling unit that you could deduct on Schedule A as if you had not rented the unit. Free state tax forms income Do not include interest on a loan that did not benefit the dwelling unit. Free state tax forms income For example, do not include interest on a home equity loan used to pay off credit cards or other personal loans, buy a car, or pay college tuition. Free state tax forms income Include interest on a loan used to buy, build, or improve the dwelling unit, or to refinance such a loan. Free state tax forms income Include the rental portion of this interest in the total you enter on line 2a of the worksheet. Free state tax forms income   Figure the qualified mortgage insurance premiums on the dwelling unit that you could deduct on line 13 of Schedule A as if you had not rented the unit. Free state tax forms income See the Schedule A instructions. Free state tax forms income However, figure your adjusted gross income (Form 1040, line 38) without your rental income and expenses from the dwelling unit. Free state tax forms income See Line 4b to deduct the part of the qualified mortgage insurance premiums not allowed because of the adjusted gross income limit. Free state tax forms income Include the rental portion of the amount from Schedule A, line 13, in the total you enter on line 2a of the worksheet. Free state tax forms income   Note. Free state tax forms income Do not file this Schedule A or use it to figure the amount to deduct on line 13 of that schedule. Free state tax forms income Instead, figure the personal portion on a separate Schedule A. Free state tax forms income If you have deducted mortgage interest or qualified mortgage insurance premiums on the dwelling unit on other forms, such as Schedule C or F, remember to reduce your Schedule A deduction by that amount. Free state tax forms income           Line 2c. Free state tax forms income Figure the casualty and theft losses related to the dwelling unit that you could deduct on Schedule A as if you had not rented the dwelling unit. Free state tax forms income To do this, complete Section A of Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts, treating the losses as personal losses. Free state tax forms income If any of the loss is due to a federally declared disaster, see the Instructions for Form 4684. Free state tax forms income On Form 4684, line 17, enter 10% of your adjusted gross income figured without your rental income and expenses from the dwelling unit. Free state tax forms income Enter the rental portion of the result from Form 4684, line 18, on line 2c of this worksheet. Free state tax forms income   Note. Free state tax forms income Do not file this Form 4684 or use it to figure your personal losses on Schedule A. Free state tax forms income Instead, figure the personal portion on a separate Form 4684. Free state tax forms income           Line 2d. Free state tax forms income Enter the total of your rental expenses that are directly related only to the rental activity. Free state tax forms income These include interest on loans used for rental activities other than to buy, build, or improve the dwelling unit. Free state tax forms income Also include rental agency fees, advertising, office supplies, and depreciation on office equipment used in your rental activity. Free state tax forms income           Line 2e. Free state tax forms income You can deduct the amounts on lines 2a, 2b, 2c, and 2d as rental expenses on Schedule E even if your rental expenses are more than your rental income. Free state tax forms income Enter the amounts on lines 2a, 2b, 2c, and 2d on the appropriate lines of Schedule E. Free state tax forms income           Line 4b. Free state tax forms income On line 2a, you entered the rental portion of the mortgage interest and qualified mortgage insurance premiums you could deduct on Schedule A if you had not rented the dwelling unit. Free state tax forms income If you had additional mortgage interest and qualified mortgage insurance premiums that would not be deductible on Schedule A because of limits imposed on them, enter on line 4b of this worksheet the rental portion of those excess amounts. Free state tax forms income Do not include interest on a loan that did not benefit the dwelling unit (as explained in the line 2a instructions). Free state tax forms income           Line 4e. Free state tax forms income You can deduct the amounts on lines 4a, 4b, and 4c as rental expenses on Schedule E only to the extent they are not more than the amount on line 4e. Free state tax forms income *           Line 6a. Free state tax forms income To find the rental portion of excess casualty and theft losses, use the Form 4684 you prepared for line 2c of this worksheet. Free state tax forms income   A. Free state tax forms income Enter the amount from Form 4684, line 10       B. Free state tax forms income Enter the rental portion of line A       C. Free state tax forms income Enter the amount from line 2c of this worksheet       D. Free state tax forms income Subtract line C from line B. Free state tax forms income Enter the result here and on line 6a of this worksheet               Line 6e. Free state tax forms income You can deduct the amounts on lines 6a, 6b, and 6c as rental expenses on Schedule E only to the extent they are not more than the amount on line 6e. Free state tax forms income * *Allocating the limited deduction. Free state tax forms income If you cannot deduct all of the amount on line 4d or 6d this year, you can allocate the allowable deduction in any way you wish among the expenses included on line 4d or 6d. Free state tax forms income Enter the amount you allocate to each expense on the appropriate line of Schedule E, Part I. Free state tax forms income Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications