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How to file 2011 taxes for free Publication 4492-A - Main Contents Table of Contents DefinitionsKansas Disaster Area Storms and Tornadoes Casualty and Theft Losses Replacement Period for Nonrecognition of Gain Net Operating Losses IRAs and Other Retirement PlansDefinitions Taxation of Qualified Recovery Assistance Distributions Repayment of Qualified Recovery Assistance Distributions How To Report Qualified Recovery Assistance Distributions Repayment of Qualified Distributions for the Purchase or Construction of a Main Home Loans From Qualified Plans Additional Tax Relief for BusinessesSpecial Depreciation Allowance Increased Section 179 Deduction Employee Retention Credit Demolition and Clean-up Costs Request for Copy or Transcript of Tax Return How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). How to file 2011 taxes for free Definitions The following definitions are used throughout this publication. How to file 2011 taxes for free Kansas Disaster Area The Kansas disaster area covers the Kansas counties of Barton, Clay, Cloud, Comanche, Dickinson, Edwards, Ellsworth, Kiowa, Leavenworth, Lyon, McPherson, Osage, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Pottawatomie, Pratt, Reno, Rice, Riley, Saline, Shawnee, Smith, and Stafford. How to file 2011 taxes for free Storms and Tornadoes The term “storms and tornadoes” as used in this publication, refers to the storms and tornadoes that began on May 4, 2007, and affected the Kansas disaster area (defined above). How to file 2011 taxes for free Casualty and Theft Losses The following paragraphs explain changes to casualty and theft losses that occurred in the Kansas disaster area. How to file 2011 taxes for free Limits on personal casualty or theft losses in the Kansas disaster area. How to file 2011 taxes for free   Losses of personal use property that arose in the Kansas disaster area after May 3, 2007, are not subject to the $100 or 10% of adjusted gross income limits. How to file 2011 taxes for free Qualifying losses include losses from casualties and thefts that arose in the disaster area and that were attributable to the storms and tornadoes. How to file 2011 taxes for free When to deduct the loss. How to file 2011 taxes for free   Casualty and theft losses are generally deductible only in the year the casualty occurred or the theft was discovered. How to file 2011 taxes for free However, the Kansas disaster area is a Presidentially declared disaster. How to file 2011 taxes for free Therefore, you could have elected to deduct losses from these storms and tornadoes on your tax return for the previous year. How to file 2011 taxes for free The deadline for making this election has expired. 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How to file 2011 taxes for free ” In Part II, cross out “Hurricane” in the title and enter “Recovery Assistance. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” On lines 10 and 11, cross out “2005” and enter “2007. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” In Part III, cross out “Hurricane” in the title and enter “Recovery Assistance. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” On line 12, cross out “hurricane” and enter “recovery assistance. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” On lines 13 and 14, cross out “line 15b” and “line 25b. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” On lines 18 and 19, cross out “2005” and enter “2007. How to file 2011 taxes for free ”   You can now complete Form 8915. How to file 2011 taxes for free For the instructions, use the applicable dates and terms in this publication instead of those used in the 2005 Form 8915 instructions. How to file 2011 taxes for free See Example 1 on page 5 to see how to complete Form 8915. How to file 2011 taxes for free Form 8606. 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How to file 2011 taxes for free Do not enter this amount on Form 1040, line 15b; Form 1040A, line 11b; or Form 1040NR, line 16b. How to file 2011 taxes for free If you have qualified recovery assistance distributions as well as other distributions, you will need to multiply the amount on line 15 by a fraction. How to file 2011 taxes for free The numerator of the fraction is your total qualified recovery assistance distributions and the denominator is the amount from Form 8606, line 7. How to file 2011 taxes for free Enter the result in the white space in the bottom margin of the form under line 15. How to file 2011 taxes for free To the left of this amount, enter “Qualified recovery assistance distributions” and also enter this amount on Form 8915, line 13. How to file 2011 taxes for free Then, subtract this amount from the amount on line 15 and include the result on Form 1040, line 15b; Form 1040A, line 11b; or Form 1040NR, line 16b. How to file 2011 taxes for free Also, enter this amount on Form 8606 under your qualified recovery assistance distributions. How to file 2011 taxes for free To the left of this amount, enter “Other distributions. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” Form 8606, Part III. How to file 2011 taxes for free    Include on line 19 the amount of any qualified recovery assistance distributions that you received even if they were later repaid. How to file 2011 taxes for free Complete line 25 as follows. How to file 2011 taxes for free If all of your distributions are qualified recovery assistance distributions, enter the amount from line 25 on Form 8915, line 14. How to file 2011 taxes for free Do not enter this amount on Form 1040, line 15b; Form 1040A, line 11b; or Form 1040NR, line 16b. How to file 2011 taxes for free If you have qualified recovery assistance distributions as well as other distributions, you will need to multiply the amount on line 25 by a fraction. How to file 2011 taxes for free The numerator of the fraction is your total qualified recovery assistance distributions and the denominator is the amount from Form 8606, line 21. How to file 2011 taxes for free Enter the result in the white space in the bottom margin of the form under line 25. How to file 2011 taxes for free To the left of this amount, enter “Qualified recovery assistance distributions” and also enter this amount on Form 8915, line 14. How to file 2011 taxes for free Then, subtract this amount from the amount on line 25 and include the result on Form 1040, line 15b; Form 1040A, line 11b; or Form 1040NR, line 16b. How to file 2011 taxes for free Also, enter this amount on Form 8606 under your qualified recovery assistance distributions. How to file 2011 taxes for free To the left of this amount, enter “Other distributions. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” Example 1. 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How to file 2011 taxes for free Form 8606, page 1, Illustrated Example 1 2008 Qualified Recovery Assistance Distributions If you received a distribution in 2008 from an eligible retirement plan, you may be able to designate it as a qualified recovery assistance distribution. How to file 2011 taxes for free See Qualified recovery assistance distribution on page 3. How to file 2011 taxes for free You will need to complete and attach Form 8915 and Form 8606 (if required) to your 2008 income tax return for any qualified recovery assistance distributions. How to file 2011 taxes for free See Form 8915 and Form 8606 below. How to file 2011 taxes for free Form 8915. How to file 2011 taxes for free   For a 2008 qualified recovery assistance distribution, you will need to complete the 2006 Form 8915. How to file 2011 taxes for free Before you complete the form, modify the form as follows. How to file 2011 taxes for free Cross out “Hurricane” in the title at the top of the form and enter “Recovery Assistance. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” To the right of the title, cross out “2006” and enter “2008. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” In the first sentence of Part I and on line 1, cross out “hurricane” and enter “recovery assistance,” cross out “2006” and enter “2008,” and cross out “2005” and enter “2007. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” At the top of column (a) cross out “2006” and enter “2008. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” In Part II, cross out “Hurricane” in the title and enter “Recovery Assistance. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” On lines 12, 14, and 15, cross out “2005” and enter “2007. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” On lines 17 and 19, cross out “2006” and enter “2008. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” In Part III, cross out “Hurricane” in the title and enter “Recovery Assistance. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” On line 21, cross out “hurricane” and enter “recovery assistance. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” On lines 22 and 23, cross out “line 15b” and “line 25b. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” On lines 27, 29, and 30, cross out “2005” and enter “2007. How to file 2011 taxes for free ” On lines 32 and 34, cross out “2006” and enter “2008. How to file 2011 taxes for free ”   You can now complete Form 8915. How to file 2011 taxes for free For the instructions, use the applicable dates and terms in this publication instead of those used in the 2006 Form 8915 instructions. How to file 2011 taxes for free Example 2. How to file 2011 taxes for free   On June 15, 2008, Margaret Maple, from the previous example, took out $15,000 from her 401(k) plan that she is designating as a qualified recovery assistance distribution. 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How to file 2011 taxes for free   For agricultural employees, if the work performed by any employee during more than half of any pay period qualified under FUTA as agricultural labor, that employee's wages subject to social security and Medicare taxes are qualified wages. How to file 2011 taxes for free For a special rule that applies to railroad employees, see section 51(h)(1)(B). How to file 2011 taxes for free   Qualified wages do not include the following. How to file 2011 taxes for free Wages paid to your dependent or a related individual. How to file 2011 taxes for free See section 51(i)(1). How to file 2011 taxes for free Wages paid to any employee during the period for which you received payment for the employee from a federally funded on-the-job training program. How to file 2011 taxes for free Wages for services of replacement workers during a strike or lockout. How to file 2011 taxes for free Form 5884-A. How to file 2011 taxes for free   Use Section A of Form 5884-A (Rev. 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How to file 2011 taxes for free ” Use the applicable dates and terms in this publication instead of those used in the Form 5884-A instructions. How to file 2011 taxes for free Amended return. How to file 2011 taxes for free   You may have to amend a previously filed return to claim the employee retention credit. How to file 2011 taxes for free Demolition and Clean-up Costs You can elect to deduct 50% of any qualified recovery assistance clean-up costs for the tax year in which the costs are paid or incurred, instead of capitalizing them. 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