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Free turbo tax filing 2013 3. Free turbo tax filing 2013   Rent Expense Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: RentConditional sales contract. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Leveraged leases. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Leveraged leases of limited-use property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Taxes on Leased Property Cost of Getting a Lease Improvements by Lessee Capitalizing Rent Expenses Introduction This chapter discusses the tax treatment of rent or lease payments you make for property you use in your business but do not own. Free turbo tax filing 2013 It also discusses how to treat other kinds of payments you make that are related to your use of this property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 These include payments you make for taxes on the property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Topics - This chapter discusses: The definition of rent Taxes on leased property The cost of getting a lease Improvements by the lessee Capitalizing rent expenses Rent Rent is any amount you pay for the use of property you do not own. Free turbo tax filing 2013 In general, you can deduct rent as an expense only if the rent is for property you use in your trade or business. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If you have or will receive equity in or title to the property, the rent is not deductible. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Unreasonable rent. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You cannot take a rental deduction for unreasonable rent. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Ordinarily, the issue of reasonableness arises only if you and the lessor are related. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Rent paid to a related person is reasonable if it is the same amount you would pay to a stranger for use of the same property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Rent is not unreasonable just because it is figured as a percentage of gross sales. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For examples of related persons, see Related persons in chapter 2, Publication 544. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Rent on your home. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you rent your home and use part of it as your place of business, you may be able to deduct the rent you pay for that part. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You must meet the requirements for business use of your home. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For more information, see Business use of your home in chapter 1. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Rent paid in advance. Free turbo tax filing 2013   Generally, rent paid in your trade or business is deductible in the year paid or accrued. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If you pay rent in advance, you can deduct only the amount that applies to your use of the rented property during the tax year. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You can deduct the rest of your payment only over the period to which it applies. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Example 1. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You are a calendar year taxpayer and you leased a building for 5 years beginning July 1. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Your rent is $12,000 per year. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You paid the first year's rent ($12,000) on June 30. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You can deduct only $6,000 (6/12 × $12,000) for the rent that applies to the first year. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Example 2. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You are a calendar year taxpayer. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Last January you leased property for 3 years for $6,000 a year. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You paid the full $18,000 (3 × $6,000) during the first year of the lease. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Each year you can deduct only $6,000, the part of the lease that applies to that year. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Canceling a lease. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You generally can deduct as rent an amount you pay to cancel a business lease. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Lease or purchase. Free turbo tax filing 2013   There may be instances in which you must determine whether your payments are for rent or for the purchase of the property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You must first determine whether your agreement is a lease or a conditional sales contract. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Payments made under a conditional sales contract are not deductible as rent expense. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Conditional sales contract. Free turbo tax filing 2013   Whether an agreement is a conditional sales contract depends on the intent of the parties. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Determine intent based on the provisions of the agreement and the facts and circumstances that exist when you make the agreement. Free turbo tax filing 2013 No single test, or special combination of tests, always applies. Free turbo tax filing 2013 However, in general, an agreement may be considered a conditional sales contract rather than a lease if any of the following is true. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The agreement applies part of each payment toward an equity interest you will receive. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You get title to the property after you make a stated amount of required payments. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The amount you must pay to use the property for a short time is a large part of the amount you would pay to get title to the property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You pay much more than the current fair rental value of the property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You have an option to buy the property at a nominal price compared to the value of the property when you may exercise the option. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Determine this value when you make the agreement. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You have an option to buy the property at a nominal price compared to the total amount you have to pay under the agreement. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The agreement designates part of the payments as interest, or that part is easy to recognize as interest. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Leveraged leases. Free turbo tax filing 2013   Leveraged lease transactions may not be considered leases. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Leveraged leases generally involve three parties: a lessor, a lessee, and a lender to the lessor. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Usually the lease term covers a large part of the useful life of the leased property, and the lessee's payments to the lessor are enough to cover the lessor's payments to the lender. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you plan to take part in what appears to be a leveraged lease, you may want to get an advance ruling. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Revenue Procedure 2001-28 on page 1156 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2001-19 contains the guidelines the IRS will use to determine if a leveraged lease is a lease for federal income tax purposes. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Revenue Procedure 2001-29 on page 1160 of the same Internal Revenue Bulletin provides the information required to be furnished in a request for an advance ruling on a leveraged lease transaction. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Internal Revenue Bulletin 2001-19 is available at www. Free turbo tax filing 2013 irs. Free turbo tax filing 2013 gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb01-19. Free turbo tax filing 2013 pdf. Free turbo tax filing 2013   In general, Revenue Procedure 2001-28 provides that, for advance ruling purposes only, the IRS will consider the lessor in a leveraged lease transaction to be the owner of the property and the transaction to be a valid lease if all the factors in the revenue procedure are met, including the following. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The lessor must maintain a minimum unconditional “at risk” equity investment in the property (at least 20% of the cost of the property) during the entire lease term. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The lessee may not have a contractual right to buy the property from the lessor at less than fair market value when the right is exercised. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The lessee may not invest in the property, except as provided by Revenue Procedure 2001-28. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The lessee may not lend any money to the lessor to buy the property or guarantee the loan used by the lessor to buy the property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The lessor must show that it expects to receive a profit apart from the tax deductions, allowances, credits, and other tax attributes. Free turbo tax filing 2013   The IRS may charge you a user fee for issuing a tax ruling. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For more information, see Revenue Procedure 2014-1 available at  www. Free turbo tax filing 2013 irs. Free turbo tax filing 2013 gov/irb/2014-1_IRB/ar05. Free turbo tax filing 2013 html. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Leveraged leases of limited-use property. Free turbo tax filing 2013   The IRS will not issue advance rulings on leveraged leases of so-called limited-use property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Limited-use property is property not expected to be either useful to or usable by a lessor at the end of the lease term except for continued leasing or transfer to a lessee. Free turbo tax filing 2013 See Revenue Procedure 2001-28 for examples of limited-use property and property that is not limited-use property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Leases over $250,000. Free turbo tax filing 2013   Special rules are provided for certain leases of tangible property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The rules apply if the lease calls for total payments of more than $250,000 and any of the following apply. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Rents increase during the lease. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Rents decrease during the lease. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Rents are deferred (rent is payable after the end of the calendar year following the calendar year in which the use occurs and the rent is allocated). Free turbo tax filing 2013 Rents are prepaid (rent is payable before the end of the calendar year preceding the calendar year in which the use occurs and the rent is allocated). Free turbo tax filing 2013 These rules do not apply if your lease specifies equal amounts of rent for each month in the lease term and all rent payments are due in the calendar year to which the rent relates (or in the preceding or following calendar year). Free turbo tax filing 2013   Generally, if the special rules apply, you must use an accrual method of accounting (and time value of money principles) for your rental expenses, regardless of your overall method of accounting. Free turbo tax filing 2013 In addition, in certain cases in which the IRS has determined that a lease was designed to achieve tax avoidance, you must take rent and stated or imputed interest into account under a constant rental accrual method in which the rent is treated as accruing ratably over the entire lease term. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For details, see section 467 of the Internal Revenue Code. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Taxes on Leased Property If you lease business property, you can deduct as additional rent any taxes you have to pay to or for the lessor. Free turbo tax filing 2013 When you can deduct these taxes as additional rent depends on your accounting method. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Cash method. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you use the cash method of accounting, you can deduct the taxes as additional rent only for the tax year in which you pay them. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Accrual method. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you use an accrual method of accounting, you can deduct taxes as additional rent for the tax year in which you can determine all the following. Free turbo tax filing 2013 That you have a liability for taxes on the leased property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 How much the liability is. Free turbo tax filing 2013 That economic performance occurred. Free turbo tax filing 2013   The liability and amount of taxes are determined by state or local law and the lease agreement. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Economic performance occurs as you use the property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Example 1. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Oak Corporation is a calendar year taxpayer that uses an accrual method of accounting. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Oak leases land for use in its business. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Under state law, owners of real property become liable (incur a lien on the property) for real estate taxes for the year on January 1 of that year. 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Free turbo tax filing 2013 The cost of getting an existing lease of tangible property is not subject to the amortization rules for section 197 intangibles discussed in chapter 8. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Option to renew. Free turbo tax filing 2013   The term of the lease for amortization includes all renewal options plus any other period for which you and the lessor reasonably expect the lease to be renewed. Free turbo tax filing 2013 However, this applies only if less than 75% of the cost of getting the lease is for the term remaining on the purchase date (not including any period for which you may choose to renew, extend, or continue the lease). Free turbo tax filing 2013 Allocate the lease cost to the original term and any option term based on the facts and circumstances. Free turbo tax filing 2013 In some cases, it may be appropriate to make the allocation using a present value computation. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For more information, see Regulations section 1. Free turbo tax filing 2013 178-1(b)(5). Free turbo tax filing 2013 Example 1. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You paid $10,000 to get a lease with 20 years remaining on it and two options to renew for 5 years each. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Of this cost, you paid $7,000 for the original lease and $3,000 for the renewal options. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Because $7,000 is less than 75% of the total $10,000 cost of the lease (or $7,500), you must amortize the $10,000 over 30 years. Free turbo tax filing 2013 That is the remaining life of your present lease plus the periods for renewal. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Example 2. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that you paid $8,000 for the original lease and $2,000 for the renewal options. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You can amortize the entire $10,000 over the 20-year remaining life of the original lease. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The $8,000 cost of getting the original lease was not less than 75% of the total cost of the lease (or $7,500). Free turbo tax filing 2013 Cost of a modification agreement. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You may have to pay an additional “rent” amount over part of the lease period to change certain provisions in your lease. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You must capitalize these payments and amortize them over the remaining period of the lease. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You cannot deduct the payments as additional rent, even if they are described as rent in the agreement. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Example. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You are a calendar year taxpayer and sign a 20-year lease to rent part of a building starting on January 1. Free turbo tax filing 2013 However, before you occupy it, you decide that you really need less space. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The lessor agrees to reduce your rent from $7,000 to $6,000 per year and to release the excess space from the original lease. Free turbo tax filing 2013 In exchange, you agree to pay an additional rent amount of $3,000, payable in 60 monthly installments of $50 each. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You must capitalize the $3,000 and amortize it over the 20-year term of the lease. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Your amortization deduction each year will be $150 ($3,000 ÷ 20). Free turbo tax filing 2013 You cannot deduct the $600 (12 × $50) that you will pay during each of the first 5 years as rent. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Commissions, bonuses, and fees. Free turbo tax filing 2013   Commissions, bonuses, fees, and other amounts you pay to get a lease on property you use in your business are capital costs. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You must amortize these costs over the term of the lease. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Loss on merchandise and fixtures. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you sell at a loss merchandise and fixtures that you bought solely to get a lease, the loss is a cost of getting the lease. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You must capitalize the loss and amortize it over the remaining term of the lease. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Improvements by Lessee If you add buildings or make other permanent improvements to leased property, depreciate the cost of the improvements using the modified accelerated cost recovery system (MACRS). Free turbo tax filing 2013 Depreciate the property over its appropriate recovery period. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You cannot amortize the cost over the remaining term of the lease. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If you do not keep the improvements when you end the lease, figure your gain or loss based on your adjusted basis in the improvements at that time. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For more information, see the discussion of MACRS in Publication 946, How To Depreciate Property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Assignment of a lease. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If a long-term lessee who makes permanent improvements to land later assigns all lease rights to you for money and you pay the rent required by the lease, the amount you pay for the assignment is a capital investment. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If the rental value of the leased land increased since the lease began, part of your capital investment is for that increase in the rental value. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The rest is for your investment in the permanent improvements. Free turbo tax filing 2013   The part that is for the increased rental value of the land is a cost of getting a lease, and you amortize it over the remaining term of the lease. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You can depreciate the part that is for your investment in the improvements over the recovery period of the property as discussed earlier, without regard to the lease term. 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