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How to fill out 1040x line by line Publication 551 - Main Content Table of Contents Cost BasisStocks and Bonds Real Property Business Assets Allocating the Basis Adjusted BasisIncreases to Basis Decreases to Basis Adjustments to Basis Example Basis Other Than CostProperty Received for Services Taxable Exchanges Nontaxable Exchanges Property Transferred From a Spouse Property Received as a Gift Inherited Property Property Changed to Business or Rental Use How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). How to fill out 1040x line by line Cost Basis The basis of property you buy is usually its cost. How to fill out 1040x line by line The cost is the amount you pay in cash, debt obligations, other property, or services. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your cost also includes amounts you pay for the following items. How to fill out 1040x line by line Sales tax, Freight, Installation and testing, Excise taxes, Legal and accounting fees (when they must be capitalized), Revenue stamps, Recording fees, and Real estate taxes (if assumed for the seller). How to fill out 1040x line by line  You may also have to capitalize (add to basis) certain other costs related to buying or producing property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Loans with low or no interest. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you buy property on a time-payment plan that charges little or no interest, the basis of your property is your stated purchase price, minus the amount considered to be unstated interest. How to fill out 1040x line by line You generally have unstated interest if your interest rate is less than the applicable federal rate. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information, see Unstated Interest and Original Issue Discount in Publication 537. How to fill out 1040x line by line Purchase of a business. How to fill out 1040x line by line   When you purchase a trade or business, you generally purchase all assets used in the business operations, such as land, buildings, and machinery. How to fill out 1040x line by line Allocate the price among the various assets, including any section 197 intangibles. How to fill out 1040x line by line See Allocating the Basis, later. How to fill out 1040x line by line Stocks and Bonds The basis of stocks or bonds you buy is generally the purchase price plus any costs of purchase, such as commissions and recording or transfer fees. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you get stocks or bonds other than by purchase, your basis is usually determined by the fair market value (FMV) or the previous owner's adjusted basis of the stock. How to fill out 1040x line by line You must adjust the basis of stocks for certain events that occur after purchase. How to fill out 1040x line by line See Stocks and Bonds in chapter 4 of Publication 550 for more information on the basis of stock. How to fill out 1040x line by line Identifying stock or bonds sold. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you can adequately identify the shares of stock or the bonds you sold, their basis is the cost or other basis of the particular shares of stock or bonds. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you buy and sell securities at various times in varying quantities and you cannot adequately identify the shares you sell, the basis of the securities you sell is the basis of the securities you acquired first. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information about identifying securities you sell, see Stocks and Bonds under Basis of Investment Property in chapter 4 of Publication 550. How to fill out 1040x line by line Mutual fund shares. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you sell mutual fund shares acquired at different times and prices, you can choose to use an average basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information, see Publication 550. How to fill out 1040x line by line Real Property Real property, also called real estate, is land and generally anything built on or attached to it. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you buy real property, certain fees and other expenses become part of your cost basis in the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Real estate taxes. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you pay real estate taxes the seller owed on real property you bought, and the seller did not reimburse you, treat those taxes as part of your basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line You cannot deduct them as taxes. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you reimburse the seller for taxes the seller paid for you, you can usually deduct that amount as an expense in the year of purchase. How to fill out 1040x line by line Do not include that amount in the basis of the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you did not reimburse the seller, you must reduce your basis by the amount of those taxes. How to fill out 1040x line by line Settlement costs. How to fill out 1040x line by line   Your basis includes the settlement fees and closing costs for buying property. How to fill out 1040x line by line You cannot include in your basis the fees and costs for getting a loan on property. How to fill out 1040x line by line A fee for buying property is a cost that must be paid even if you bought the property for cash. How to fill out 1040x line by line   The following items are some of the settlement fees or closing costs you can include in the basis of your property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Abstract fees (abstract of title fees); Charges for installing utility services; Legal fees (including title search and preparation of the sales contract and deed); Recording fees; Surveys; Transfer taxes; Owner's title insurance; and Any amounts the seller owes that you agree to pay, such as back taxes or interest, recording or mortgage fees, charges for improvements or repairs, and sales commissions. How to fill out 1040x line by line   Settlement costs do not include amounts placed in escrow for the future payment of items such as taxes and insurance. How to fill out 1040x line by line   The following items are some settlement fees and closing costs you cannot include in the basis of the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Casualty insurance premiums. How to fill out 1040x line by line Rent for occupancy of the property before closing. How to fill out 1040x line by line Charges for utilities or other services related to occupancy of the property before closing. How to fill out 1040x line by line Charges connected with getting a loan. How to fill out 1040x line by line The following are examples of these charges. How to fill out 1040x line by line Points (discount points, loan origination fees). How to fill out 1040x line by line Mortgage insurance premiums. How to fill out 1040x line by line Loan assumption fees. How to fill out 1040x line by line Cost of a credit report. How to fill out 1040x line by line Fees for an appraisal required by a lender. How to fill out 1040x line by line Fees for refinancing a mortgage. How to fill out 1040x line by line If these costs relate to business property, items (1) through (3) are deductible as business expenses. How to fill out 1040x line by line Items (4) and (5) must be capitalized as costs of getting a loan and can be deducted over the period of the loan. How to fill out 1040x line by line Points. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you pay points to obtain a loan (including a mortgage, second mortgage, line of credit, or a home equity loan), do not add the points to the basis of the related property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Generally, you deduct the points over the term of the loan. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information on how to deduct points, see Points in chapter 4 of Publication 535. How to fill out 1040x line by line Points on home mortgage. How to fill out 1040x line by line   Special rules may apply to points you and the seller pay when you obtain a mortgage to purchase your main home. How to fill out 1040x line by line If certain requirements are met, you can deduct the points in full for the year in which they are paid. How to fill out 1040x line by line Reduce the basis of your home by any seller-paid points. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information, see Points in Publication 936, Home Mortgage Interest Deduction. How to fill out 1040x line by line Assumption of mortgage. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you buy property and assume (or buy subject to) an existing mortgage on the property, your basis includes the amount you pay for the property plus the amount to be paid on the mortgage. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you buy a building for $20,000 cash and assume a mortgage of $80,000 on it, your basis is $100,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line Constructing assets. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you build property or have assets built for you, your expenses for this construction are part of your basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line Some of these expenses include the following costs. How to fill out 1040x line by line Land, Labor and materials, Architect's fees, Building permit charges, Payments to contractors, Payments for rental equipment, and Inspection fees. How to fill out 1040x line by line In addition, if you own a business and use your employees, material, and equipment to build an asset, do not deduct the following expenses. How to fill out 1040x line by line You must include them in the asset's basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line Employee wages paid for the construction work, reduced by any employment credits allowed; Depreciation on equipment you own while it is used in the construction; Operating and maintenance costs for equipment used in the construction; and The cost of business supplies and materials used in the construction. How to fill out 1040x line by line    Do not include the value of your own labor, or any other labor you did not pay for, in the basis of any property you construct. How to fill out 1040x line by line Business Assets If you purchase property to use in your business, your basis is usually its actual cost to you. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you construct, create, or otherwise produce property, you must capitalize the costs as your basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line In certain circumstances, you may be subject to the uniform capitalization rules, next. How to fill out 1040x line by line Uniform Capitalization Rules The uniform capitalization rules specify the costs you add to basis in certain circumstances. How to fill out 1040x line by line Activities subject to the rules. How to fill out 1040x line by line   You must use the uniform capitalization rules if you do any of the following in your trade or business or activity carried on for profit. How to fill out 1040x line by line Produce real or tangible personal property for use in the business or activity, Produce real or tangible personal property for sale to customers, or Acquire property for resale. How to fill out 1040x line by line However, this rule does not apply to personal property if your average annual gross receipts for the 3 previous tax years are $10 million or less. How to fill out 1040x line by line   You produce property if you construct, build, install, manufacture, develop, improve, create, raise, or grow the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Treat property produced for you under a contract as produced by you up to the amount you pay or costs you otherwise incur for the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Tangible personal property includes films, sound recordings, video tapes, books, or similar property. How to fill out 1040x line by line    Under the uniform capitalization rules, you must capitalize all direct costs and an allocable part of most indirect costs you incur due to your production or resale activities. How to fill out 1040x line by line To capitalize means to include certain expenses in the basis of property you produce or in your inventory costs rather than deduct them as a current expense. How to fill out 1040x line by line You recover these costs through deductions for depreciation, amortization, or cost of goods sold when you use, sell, or otherwise dispose of the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line   Any cost you cannot use to figure your taxable income for any tax year is not subject to the uniform capitalization rules. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you incur a business meal expense for which your deduction would be limited to 50% of the cost of the meal, that amount is subject to the uniform capitalization rules. How to fill out 1040x line by line The nondeductible part of the cost is not subject to the uniform capitalization rules. How to fill out 1040x line by line More information. How to fill out 1040x line by line   For more information about these rules, see the regulations under section 263A of the Internal Revenue Code and Publication 538, Accounting Periods and Methods. How to fill out 1040x line by line Exceptions. How to fill out 1040x line by line   The following are not subject to the uniform capitalization rules. How to fill out 1040x line by line Property you produce that you do not use in your trade, business, or activity conducted for profit; Qualified creative expenses you pay or incur as a free-lance (self-employed) writer, photographer, or artist that are otherwise deductible on your tax return; Property you produce under a long-term contract, except for certain home construction contracts; Research and experimental expenses deductible under section 174 of the Internal Revenue Code; and Costs for personal property acquired for resale if your (or your predecessor's) average annual gross receipts for the 3 previous tax years do not exceed $10 million. How to fill out 1040x line by line For other exceptions to the uniform capitalization rules, see section 1. How to fill out 1040x line by line 263A-1(b) of the regulations. How to fill out 1040x line by line   For information on the special rules that apply to costs incurred in the business of farming, see chapter 6 of Publication 225, Farmer's Tax Guide. How to fill out 1040x line by line Intangible Assets Intangible assets include goodwill, patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, and franchises. How to fill out 1040x line by line The basis of an intangible asset is usually the cost to buy or create it. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you acquire multiple assets, for example a going business for a lump sum, see Allocating the Basis below to figure the basis of the individual assets. How to fill out 1040x line by line The basis of certain intangibles can be amortized. How to fill out 1040x line by line See chapter 8 of Publication 535 for information on the amortization of these costs. How to fill out 1040x line by line Patents. How to fill out 1040x line by line   The basis of a patent you get for an invention is the cost of development, such as research and experimental expenditures, drawings, working models, and attorneys' and governmental fees. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you deduct the research and experimental expenditures as current business expenses, you cannot include them in the basis of the patent. How to fill out 1040x line by line The value of the inventor's time spent on an invention is not part of the basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line Copyrights. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you are an author, the basis of a copyright will usually be the cost of getting the copyright plus copyright fees, attorneys' fees, clerical assistance, and the cost of plates that remain in your possession. How to fill out 1040x line by line Do not include the value of your time as the author, or any other person's time you did not pay for. How to fill out 1040x line by line Franchises, trademarks, and trade names. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you buy a franchise, trademark, or trade name, the basis is its cost, unless you can deduct your payments as a business expense. How to fill out 1040x line by line Allocating the Basis If you buy multiple assets for a lump sum, allocate the amount you pay among the assets you receive. How to fill out 1040x line by line You must make this allocation to figure your basis for depreciation and gain or loss on a later disposition of any of these assets. How to fill out 1040x line by line See Trade or Business Acquired below. How to fill out 1040x line by line Group of Assets Acquired If you buy multiple assets for a lump sum, you and the seller may agree to a specific allocation of the purchase price among the assets in the sales contract. How to fill out 1040x line by line If this allocation is based on the value of each asset and you and the seller have adverse tax interests, the allocation generally will be accepted. How to fill out 1040x line by line However, see Trade or Business Acquired, next. How to fill out 1040x line by line Trade or Business Acquired If you acquire a trade or business, allocate the consideration paid to the various assets acquired. How to fill out 1040x line by line Generally, reduce the consideration paid by any cash and general deposit accounts (including checking and savings accounts) received. How to fill out 1040x line by line Allocate the remaining consideration to the other business assets received in proportion to (but not more than) their fair market value in the following order. How to fill out 1040x line by line Certificates of deposit, U. How to fill out 1040x line by line S. How to fill out 1040x line by line Government securities, foreign currency, and actively traded personal property, including stock and securities. How to fill out 1040x line by line Accounts receivable, other debt instruments, and assets you mark to market at least annually for federal income tax purposes. How to fill out 1040x line by line Property of a kind that would properly be included in inventory if on hand at the end of the tax year or property held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of business. How to fill out 1040x line by line All other assets except section 197 intangibles, goodwill, and going concern value. How to fill out 1040x line by line Section 197 intangibles except goodwill and going concern value. How to fill out 1040x line by line Goodwill and going concern value (whether or not they qualify as section 197 intangibles). How to fill out 1040x line by line Agreement. How to fill out 1040x line by line   The buyer and seller may enter into a written agreement as to the allocation of any consideration or the fair market value (FMV) of any of the assets. How to fill out 1040x line by line This agreement is binding on both parties unless the IRS determines the amounts are not appropriate. How to fill out 1040x line by line Reporting requirement. How to fill out 1040x line by line   Both the buyer and seller involved in the sale of business assets must report to the IRS the allocation of the sales price among section 197 intangibles and the other business assets. How to fill out 1040x line by line Use Form 8594 to provide this information. How to fill out 1040x line by line The buyer and seller should each attach Form 8594 to their federal income tax return for the year in which the sale occurred. How to fill out 1040x line by line More information. How to fill out 1040x line by line   See Sale of a Business in chapter 2 of Publication 544 for more information. How to fill out 1040x line by line Land and Buildings If you buy buildings and the land on which they stand for a lump sum, allocate the basis of the property among the land and the buildings so you can figure the depreciation allowable on the buildings. How to fill out 1040x line by line Figure the basis of each asset by multiplying the lump sum by a fraction. How to fill out 1040x line by line The numerator is the FMV of that asset and the denominator is the FMV of the whole property at the time of purchase. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you are not certain of the FMV of the land and buildings, you can allocate the basis based on their assessed values for real estate tax purposes. How to fill out 1040x line by line Demolition of building. How to fill out 1040x line by line   Add demolition costs and other losses incurred for the demolition of any building to the basis of the land on which the demolished building was located. How to fill out 1040x line by line Do not claim the costs as a current deduction. How to fill out 1040x line by line Modification of building. How to fill out 1040x line by line   A modification of a building will not be treated as a demolition if the following conditions are satisfied. How to fill out 1040x line by line 75 percent or more of the existing external walls of the building are retained in place as internal or external walls, and 75 percent or more of the existing internal structural framework of the building is retained in place. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If the building is a certified historic structure, the modification must also be part of a certified rehabilitation. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If these conditions are met, add the costs of the modifications to the basis of the building. How to fill out 1040x line by line Subdivided lots. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you buy a tract of land and subdivide it, you must determine the basis of each lot. How to fill out 1040x line by line This is necessary because you must figure the gain or loss on the sale of each individual lot. How to fill out 1040x line by line As a result, you do not recover your entire cost in the tract until you have sold all of the lots. How to fill out 1040x line by line   To determine the basis of an individual lot, multiply the total cost of the tract by a fraction. How to fill out 1040x line by line The numerator is the FMV of the lot and the denominator is the FMV of the entire tract. How to fill out 1040x line by line Future improvement costs. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you are a developer and sell subdivided lots before the development work is completed, you can (with IRS consent) include in the basis of the properties sold an allocation of the estimated future cost for common improvements. How to fill out 1040x line by line See Revenue Procedure 92–29 for more information, including an explanation of the procedures for getting consent from the IRS. How to fill out 1040x line by line Use of erroneous cost basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you made a mistake in figuring the cost basis of subdivided lots sold in previous years, you cannot correct the mistake for years for which the statute of limitations (generally 3 tax years) has expired. How to fill out 1040x line by line Figure the basis of any remaining lots by allocating the correct original cost basis of the entire tract among the original lots. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line You bought a tract of land to which you assigned a cost of $15,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line You subdivided the land into 15 building lots of equal size and equitably divided your basis so that each lot had a basis of $1,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line You treated the sale of each lot as a separate transaction and figured gain or loss separately on each sale. How to fill out 1040x line by line Several years later you determine that your original basis in the tract was $22,500 and not $15,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line You sold eight lots using $8,000 of basis in years for which the statute of limitations has expired. How to fill out 1040x line by line You now can take $1,500 of basis into account for figuring gain or loss only on the sale of each of the remaining seven lots ($22,500 basis divided among all 15 lots). How to fill out 1040x line by line You cannot refigure the basis of the eight lots sold in tax years barred by the statute of limitations. How to fill out 1040x line by line Adjusted Basis Before figuring gain or loss on a sale, exchange, or other disposition of property or figuring allowable depreciation, depletion, or amortization, you must usually make certain adjustments to the basis of the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line The result of these adjustments to the basis is the adjusted basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line Increases to Basis Increase the basis of any property by all items properly added to a capital account. How to fill out 1040x line by line These include the cost of any improvements having a useful life of more than 1 year. How to fill out 1040x line by line Rehabilitation expenses also increase basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line However, you must subtract any rehabilitation credit allowed for these expenses before you add them to your basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you have to recapture any of the credit, increase your basis by the recaptured amount. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you make additions or improvements to business property, keep separate accounts for them. How to fill out 1040x line by line Also, you must depreciate the basis of each according to the depreciation rules that would apply to the underlying property if you had placed it in service at the same time you placed the addition or improvement in service. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information, see Publication 946. How to fill out 1040x line by line The following items increase the basis of property. How to fill out 1040x line by line The cost of extending utility service lines to the property; Impact fees; Legal fees, such as the cost of defending and perfecting title; Legal fees for obtaining a decrease in an assessment levied against property to pay for local improvements; Zoning costs; and The capitalized value of a redeemable ground rent. How to fill out 1040x line by line Assessments for Local Improvements Increase the basis of property by assessments for items such as paving roads and building ditches that increase the value of the property assessed. How to fill out 1040x line by line Do not deduct them as taxes. How to fill out 1040x line by line However, you can deduct as taxes charges for maintenance, repairs, or interest charges related to the improvements. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your city changes the street in front of your store into an enclosed pedestrian mall and assesses you and other affected landowners for the cost of the conversion. How to fill out 1040x line by line Add the assessment to your property's basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line In this example, the assessment is a depreciable asset. How to fill out 1040x line by line Deducting vs. How to fill out 1040x line by line Capitalizing Costs Do not add to your basis costs you can deduct as current expenses. How to fill out 1040x line by line For example, amounts paid for incidental repairs or maintenance that are deductible as business expenses cannot be added to basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line However, you can choose either to deduct or to capitalize certain other costs. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you capitalize these costs, include them in your basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you deduct them, do not include them in your basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line See Uniform Capitalization Rules earlier. How to fill out 1040x line by line The costs you can choose to deduct or to capitalize include the following. How to fill out 1040x line by line Carrying charges, such as interest and taxes, that you pay to own property, except carrying charges that must be capitalized under the uniform capitalization rules; Research and experimentation costs; Intangible drilling and development costs for oil, gas, and geothermal wells; Exploration costs for new mineral deposits; Mining development costs for a new mineral deposit; Costs of establishing, maintaining, or increasing the circulation of a newspaper or other periodical; and Costs of removing architectural and transportation barriers to people with disabilities and the elderly. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you claim the disabled access credit, you must reduce the amount you deduct or capitalize by the amount of the credit. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information about deducting or capitalizing costs, see chapter 7 in Publication 535. How to fill out 1040x line by line Table 1. How to fill out 1040x line by line Examples of Increases and Decreases to Basis Increases to Basis Decreases to Basis Capital improvements:   Putting an addition on your home   Replacing an entire roof  Paving your driveway  Installing central air conditioning Rewiring your home Exclusion from income of subsidies for energy conservation measures  Casualty or theft loss deductions and insurance reimbursements  Vehicle credits Assessments for local improvements: Water connections Sidewalks Roads Section 179 deduction  Casualty losses: Restoring damaged property Depreciation  Nontaxable corporate distributions Legal fees:  Cost of defending and perfecting a title   Zoning costs   Decreases to Basis The following are some items that reduce the basis of property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Section 179 deduction; Nontaxable corporate distributions; Deductions previously allowed (or allowable) for amortization, depreciation, and depletion; Exclusion of subsidies for energy conservation measures; Vehicle credits; Residential energy credits; Postponed gain from sale of home; Investment credit (part or all) taken; Casualty and theft losses and insurance reimbursement; Certain canceled debt excluded from income; Rebates from a manufacturer or seller; Easements; Gas-guzzler tax; Adoption tax benefits; and Credit for employer-provided child care. How to fill out 1040x line by line Some of these items are discussed next. How to fill out 1040x line by line Casualties and Thefts If you have a casualty or theft loss, decrease the basis in your property by any insurance or other reimbursement and by any deductible loss not covered by insurance. How to fill out 1040x line by line You must increase your basis in the property by the amount you spend on repairs that substantially prolong the life of the property, increase its value, or adapt it to a different use. How to fill out 1040x line by line To make this determination, compare the repaired property to the property before the casualty. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information on casualty and theft losses, see Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts. How to fill out 1040x line by line Easements The amount you receive for granting an easement is generally considered to be a sale of an interest in real property. How to fill out 1040x line by line It reduces the basis of the affected part of the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line If the amount received is more than the basis of the part of the property affected by the easement, reduce your basis in that part to zero and treat the excess as a recognized gain. How to fill out 1040x line by line Vehicle Credits Unless you elect not to claim the qualified plug-in electric vehicle credit, the alternative motor vehicle credit, or the qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit, you may have to reduce the basis of each qualified vehicle by certain amounts reported. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information, see Form 8834, Qualified Plug-in Electric and Electric Vehicle Credit; Form 8910, Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit; Form 8936, Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit;and the related instructions. How to fill out 1040x line by line Gas-Guzzler Tax Decrease the basis in your car by the gas-guzzler (fuel economy) tax if you begin using the car within 1 year of the date of its first sale for ultimate use. How to fill out 1040x line by line This rule also applies to someone who later buys the car and begins using it not more than 1 year after the original sale for ultimate use. How to fill out 1040x line by line If the car is imported, the one-year period begins on the date of entry or withdrawal of the car from the warehouse if that date is later than the date of the first sale for ultimate use. How to fill out 1040x line by line Section 179 Deduction If you take the section 179 deduction for all or part of the cost of qualifying business property, decrease the basis of the property by the deduction. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information about the section 179 deduction, see Publication 946. How to fill out 1040x line by line Exclusion of Subsidies for Energy Conservation Measures You can exclude from gross income any subsidy you received from a public utility company for the purchase or installation of any energy conservation measure for a dwelling unit. How to fill out 1040x line by line Reduce the basis of the property for which you received the subsidy by the excluded amount. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information on this subsidy, see Publication 525. How to fill out 1040x line by line Depreciation Decrease the basis of property by the depreciation you deducted, or could have deducted, on your tax returns under the method of depreciation you chose. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you took less depreciation than you could have under the method chosen, decrease the basis by the amount you could have taken under that method. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you did not take a depreciation deduction, reduce the basis by the full amount of the depreciation you could have taken. How to fill out 1040x line by line Unless a timely election is made not to deduct the special depreciation allowance for property placed in service after September 10, 2001, decrease the property's basis by the special depreciation allowance you deducted or could have deducted. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you deducted more depreciation than you should have, decrease your basis by the amount equal to the depreciation you should have deducted plus the part of the excess depreciation you deducted that actually reduced your tax liability for the year. How to fill out 1040x line by line In decreasing your basis for depreciation, take into account the amount deducted on your tax returns as depreciation and any depreciation capitalized under the uniform capitalization rules. How to fill out 1040x line by line For information on figuring depreciation, see Publication 946. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you are claiming depreciation on a business vehicle, see Publication 463. How to fill out 1040x line by line If the car is not used more than 50% for business during the tax year, you may have to recapture excess depreciation. How to fill out 1040x line by line Include the excess depreciation in your gross income and add it to your basis in the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line For information on the computation of excess depreciation, see chapter 4 in Publication 463. How to fill out 1040x line by line Canceled Debt Excluded From Income If a debt you owe is canceled or forgiven, other than as a gift or bequest, you generally must include the canceled amount in your gross income for tax purposes. How to fill out 1040x line by line A debt includes any indebtedness for which you are liable or which attaches to property you hold. How to fill out 1040x line by line You can exclude canceled debt from income in the following situations. How to fill out 1040x line by line Debt canceled in a bankruptcy case or when you are insolvent, Qualified farm debt, and Qualified real property business debt (provided you are not a C corporation). How to fill out 1040x line by line If you exclude from income canceled debt under situation (1) or (2), you may have to reduce the basis of your depreciable and nondepreciable property. How to fill out 1040x line by line However, in situation (3), you must reduce the basis of your depreciable property by the excluded amount. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information about canceled debt in a bankruptcy case or during insolvency, see Publication 908, Bankruptcy Tax Guide. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information about canceled debt that is qualified farm debt, see chapter 3 in Publication 225. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information about qualified real property business debt, see chapter 5 in Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. How to fill out 1040x line by line Postponed Gain From Sale of Home If you postponed gain from the sale of your main home before May 7, 1997, you must reduce the basis of your new home by the postponed gain. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information on the rules for the sale of a home, see Publication 523. How to fill out 1040x line by line Adoption Tax Benefits If you claim an adoption credit for the cost of improvements you added to the basis of your home, decrease the basis of your home by the credit allowed. How to fill out 1040x line by line This also applies to amounts you received under an employer's adoption assistance program and excluded from income. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information Form 8839, Qualified Adoption Expenses. How to fill out 1040x line by line Employer-Provided Child Care If you are an employer, you can claim the employer-provided child care credit on amounts you paid or incurred to acquire, construct, rehabilitate, or expand property used as part of your qualified child care facility. How to fill out 1040x line by line You must reduce your basis in that property by the credit claimed. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information, see Form 8882, Credit for Employer-Provided Child Care Facilities and Services. How to fill out 1040x line by line Adjustments to Basis Example In January 2005, you paid $80,000 for real property to be used as a factory. How to fill out 1040x line by line You also paid commissions of $2,000 and title search and legal fees of $600. How to fill out 1040x line by line You allocated the total cost of $82,600 between the land and the building—$10,325 for the land and $72,275 for the building. How to fill out 1040x line by line Immediately you spent $20,000 in remodeling the building before you placed it in service. How to fill out 1040x line by line You were allowed depreciation of $14,526 for the years 2005 through 2009. How to fill out 1040x line by line In 2008 you had a $5,000 casualty loss from a that was not covered by insurance on the building. How to fill out 1040x line by line You claimed a deduction for this loss. How to fill out 1040x line by line You spent $5,500 to repair the damages and extend the useful life of the building. How to fill out 1040x line by line The adjusted basis of the building on January 1, 2010, is figured as follows: Original cost of building including fees and commissions $72,275 Adjustments to basis:     Add:         Improvements 20,000   Repair of damages 5,500       $97,775 Subtract:       Depreciation $14,526     Deducted casualty loss 5,000 19,526 Adjusted basis on January 1, 2010 $78,249 The basis of the land, $10,325, remains unchanged. How to fill out 1040x line by line It is not affected by any of the above adjustments. How to fill out 1040x line by line Basis Other Than Cost There are many times when you cannot use cost as basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line In these cases, the fair market value or the adjusted basis of property may be used. How to fill out 1040x line by line Adjusted basis is discussed earlier. How to fill out 1040x line by line Fair market value (FMV). How to fill out 1040x line by line   FMV is the price at which property would change hands between a buyer and a seller, neither having to buy or sell, and both having reasonable knowledge of all necessary facts. How to fill out 1040x line by line Sales of similar property on or about the same date may be helpful in figuring the property's FMV. How to fill out 1040x line by line Property Received for Services If you receive property for services, include the property's FMV in income. How to fill out 1040x line by line The amount you include in income becomes your basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line If the services were performed for a price agreed on beforehand, it will be accepted as the FMV of the property if there is no evidence to the contrary. How to fill out 1040x line by line Bargain Purchases A bargain purchase is a purchase of an item for less than its FMV. How to fill out 1040x line by line If, as compensation for services, you purchase goods or other property at less than FMV, include the difference between the purchase price and the property's FMV in your income. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your basis in the property is its FMV (your purchase price plus the amount you include in income). How to fill out 1040x line by line If the difference between your purchase price and the FMV represents a qualified employee discount, do not include the difference in income. How to fill out 1040x line by line However, your basis in the property is still its FMV. How to fill out 1040x line by line See Employee Discounts in Publication 15-B. How to fill out 1040x line by line Restricted Property If you receive property for your services and the property is subject to certain restrictions, your basis in the property is its FMV when it becomes substantially vested unless you make the election discussed later. How to fill out 1040x line by line Property becomes substantially vested when your rights in the property or the rights of any person to whom you transfer the property are not subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture. How to fill out 1040x line by line There is substantial risk of forfeiture when the rights to full enjoyment of the property depend on the future performance of substantial services by any person. How to fill out 1040x line by line When the property becomes substantially vested, include the FMV, less any amount you paid for the property, in income. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your employer gives you stock for services performed under the condition that you will have to return the stock unless you complete 5 years of service. How to fill out 1040x line by line The stock is under a substantial risk of forfeiture and is not substantially vested when you receive it. How to fill out 1040x line by line You do not report any income until you have completed the 5 years of service that satisfy the condition. How to fill out 1040x line by line Fair market value. How to fill out 1040x line by line   Figure the FMV of property you received without considering any restriction except one that by its terms will never end. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line You received stock from your employer for services you performed. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you want to sell the stock while you are still employed, you must sell the stock to your employer at book value. How to fill out 1040x line by line At your retirement or death, you or your estate must offer to sell the stock to your employer at its book value. How to fill out 1040x line by line This is a restriction that by its terms will never end and you must consider it when you figure the FMV. How to fill out 1040x line by line Election. How to fill out 1040x line by line   You can choose to include in your gross income the FMV of the property at the time of transfer, less any amount you paid for it. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you make this choice, the substantially vested rules do not apply. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your basis is the amount you paid plus the amount you included in income. How to fill out 1040x line by line   See the discussion of Restricted Property in Publication 525 for more information. How to fill out 1040x line by line Taxable Exchanges A taxable exchange is one in which the gain is taxable or the loss is deductible. How to fill out 1040x line by line A taxable gain or deductible loss is also known as a recognized gain or loss. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you receive property in exchange for other property in a taxable exchange, the basis of property you receive is usually its FMV at the time of the exchange. How to fill out 1040x line by line A taxable exchange occurs when you receive cash or property not similar or related in use to the property exchanged. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line You trade a tract of farm land with an adjusted basis of $3,000 for a tractor that has an FMV of $6,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line You must report a taxable gain of $3,000 for the land. How to fill out 1040x line by line The tractor has a basis of $6,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line Involuntary Conversions If you receive property as a result of an involuntary conversion, such as a casualty, theft, or condemnation, you can figure the basis of the replacement property you receive using the basis of the converted property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Similar or related property. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you receive replacement property similar or related in service or use to the converted property, the replacement property's basis is the old property's basis on the date of the conversion. How to fill out 1040x line by line However, make the following adjustments. How to fill out 1040x line by line Decrease the basis by the following. How to fill out 1040x line by line Any loss you recognize on the conversion, and Any money you receive that you do not spend on similar property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Increase the basis by the following. How to fill out 1040x line by line Any gain you recognize on the conversion, and Any cost of acquiring the replacement property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Money or property not similar or related. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you receive money or property not similar or related in service or use to the converted property, and you buy replacement property similar or related in service or use to the converted property, the basis of the new property is its cost decreased by the gain not recognized on the conversion. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line The state condemned your property. How to fill out 1040x line by line The property had an adjusted basis of $26,000 and the state paid you $31,000 for it. How to fill out 1040x line by line You realized a gain of $5,000 ($31,000 − $26,000). How to fill out 1040x line by line You bought replacement property similar in use to the converted property for $29,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line You recognize a gain of $2,000 ($31,000 − $29,000), the unspent part of the payment from the state. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your gain not recognized is $3,000, the difference between the $5,000 realized gain and the $2,000 recognized gain. How to fill out 1040x line by line The basis of the new property is figured as follows: Cost of replacement property $29,000 Minus: Gain not recognized 3,000 Basis of the replacement property $26,000 Allocating the basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you buy more than one piece of replacement property, allocate your basis among the properties based on their respective costs. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line The state in the previous example condemned your unimproved real property and the replacement property you bought was improved real property with both land and buildings. How to fill out 1040x line by line Allocate the replacement property's $26,000 basis between land and buildings based on their respective costs. How to fill out 1040x line by line More information. How to fill out 1040x line by line   For more information about condemnations, see Involuntary Conversions in Publication 544. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information about casualty and theft losses, see Publication 547. How to fill out 1040x line by line Nontaxable Exchanges A nontaxable exchange is an exchange in which you are not taxed on any gain and you cannot deduct any loss. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you receive property in a nontaxable exchange, its basis is usually the same as the basis of the property you transferred. How to fill out 1040x line by line A nontaxable gain or loss is also known as an unrecognized gain or loss. How to fill out 1040x line by line Like-Kind Exchanges The exchange of property for the same kind of property is the most common type of nontaxable exchange. How to fill out 1040x line by line To qualify as a like-kind exchange, you must hold for business or investment purposes both the property you transfer and the property you receive. How to fill out 1040x line by line There must also be an exchange of like-kind property. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information, see Like-Kind Exchanges in Publication 544. How to fill out 1040x line by line The basis of the property you receive is the same as the basis of the property you gave up. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line You exchange real estate (adjusted basis $50,000, FMV $80,000) held for investment for other real estate (FMV $80,000) held for investment. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your basis in the new property is the same as the basis of the old ($50,000). How to fill out 1040x line by line Exchange expenses. How to fill out 1040x line by line   Exchange expenses are generally the closing costs you pay. How to fill out 1040x line by line They include such items as brokerage commissions, attorney fees, deed preparation fees, etc. How to fill out 1040x line by line Add them to the basis of the like-kind property received. How to fill out 1040x line by line Property plus cash. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you trade property in a like-kind exchange and also pay money, the basis of the property received is the basis of the property you gave up increased by the money you paid. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line You trade in a truck (adjusted basis $3,000) for another truck (FMV $7,500) and pay $4,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your basis in the new truck is $7,000 (the $3,000 basis of the old truck plus the $4,000 paid). How to fill out 1040x line by line Special rules for related persons. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If a like-kind exchange takes place directly or indirectly between related persons and either party disposes of the property within 2 years after the exchange, the exchange no longer qualifies for like-kind exchange treatment. How to fill out 1040x line by line Each person must report any gain or loss not recognized on the original exchange. How to fill out 1040x line by line Each person reports it on the tax return filed for the year in which the later disposition occurs. How to fill out 1040x line by line If this rule applies, the basis of the property received in the original exchange will be its fair market value. How to fill out 1040x line by line   These rules generally do not apply to the following kinds of property dispositions. How to fill out 1040x line by line Dispositions due to the death of either related person, Involuntary conversions, and Dispositions in which neither the original exchange nor the subsequent disposition had as a main purpose the avoidance of federal income tax. How to fill out 1040x line by line Related persons. How to fill out 1040x line by line   Generally, related persons are ancestors, lineal descendants, brothers and sisters (whole or half), and a spouse. How to fill out 1040x line by line   For other related persons (for example, two corporations, an individual and a corporation, a grantor and fiduciary, etc. How to fill out 1040x line by line ), see Nondeductible Loss in chapter 2 of Publication 544. How to fill out 1040x line by line Exchange of business property. How to fill out 1040x line by line   Exchanging the assets of one business for the assets of another business is a multiple property exchange. How to fill out 1040x line by line For information on figuring basis, see Multiple Property Exchanges in chapter 1 of Publication 544. How to fill out 1040x line by line Partially Nontaxable Exchange A partially nontaxable exchange is an exchange in which you receive unlike property or money in addition to like property. How to fill out 1040x line by line The basis of the property you receive is the same as the basis of the property you gave up, with the following adjustments. How to fill out 1040x line by line Decrease the basis by the following amounts. How to fill out 1040x line by line Any money you receive, and Any loss you recognize on the exchange. How to fill out 1040x line by line Increase the basis by the following amounts. How to fill out 1040x line by line Any additional costs you incur, and Any gain you recognize on the exchange. How to fill out 1040x line by line If the other party to the exchange assumes your liabilities, treat the debt assumption as money you received in the exchange. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line You traded a truck (adjusted basis $6,000) for a new truck (FMV $5,200) and $1,000 cash. How to fill out 1040x line by line You realized a gain of $200 ($6,200 − $6,000). How to fill out 1040x line by line This is the FMV of the truck received plus the cash minus the adjusted basis of the truck you traded ($5,200 + $1,000 – $6,000). How to fill out 1040x line by line You include all the gain in income (recognized gain) because the gain is less than the cash received. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your basis in the new truck is: Adjusted basis of old truck $6,000 Minus: Cash received (adjustment 1(a)) 1,000   $5,000 Plus: Gain recognized (adjustment 2(b)) 200 Basis of new truck $5,200 Allocation of basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line   Allocate the basis first to the unlike property, other than money, up to its FMV on the date of the exchange. How to fill out 1040x line by line The rest is the basis of the like property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line You had an adjusted basis of $15,000 in real estate you held for investment. How to fill out 1040x line by line You exchanged it for other real estate to be held for investment with an FMV of $12,500, a truck with an FMV of $3,000, and $1,000 cash. How to fill out 1040x line by line The truck is unlike property. How to fill out 1040x line by line You realized a gain of $1,500 ($16,500 − $15,000). How to fill out 1040x line by line This is the FMV of the real estate received plus the FMV of the truck received plus the cash minus the adjusted basis of the real estate you traded ($12,500 + $3,000 + $1,000 – $15,000). How to fill out 1040x line by line You include in income (recognize) all $1,500 of the gain because it is less than the FMV of the unlike property plus the cash received. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your basis in the properties you received is figured as follows. How to fill out 1040x line by line Adjusted basis of real estate transferred $15,000 Minus: Cash received (adjustment 1(a)) 1,000   $14,000 Plus: Gain recognized (adjustment 2(b)) 1,500 Total basis of properties received $15,500 Allocate the total basis of $15,500 first to the unlike property — the truck ($3,000). How to fill out 1040x line by line This is the truck's FMV. How to fill out 1040x line by line The rest ($12,500) is the basis of the real estate. How to fill out 1040x line by line Sale and Purchase If you sell property and buy similar property in two mutually dependent transactions, you may have to treat the sale and purchase as a single nontaxable exchange. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line You are a salesperson and you use one of your cars 100% for business. How to fill out 1040x line by line You have used this car in your sales activities for 2 years and have depreciated it. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your adjusted basis in the car is $22,600 and its FMV is $23,100. How to fill out 1040x line by line You are interested in a new car, which sells for $28,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you trade your old car and pay $4,900 for the new one, your basis for depreciation for the new car would be $27,500 ($4,900 plus the $22,600 basis of your old car). How to fill out 1040x line by line However, you want a higher basis for depreciating the new car, so you agree to pay the dealer $28,000 for the new car if he will pay you $23,100 for your old car. How to fill out 1040x line by line Because the two transactions are dependent on each other, you are treated as having exchanged your old car for the new one and paid $4,900 ($28,000 − $23,100). How to fill out 1040x line by line Your basis for depreciating the new car is $27,500, the same as if you traded the old car. How to fill out 1040x line by line Partial Business Use of Property If you have property used partly for business and partly for personal use, and you exchange it in a nontaxable exchange for property to be used wholly or partly in your business, the basis of the property you receive is figured as if you had exchanged two properties. How to fill out 1040x line by line The first is an exchange of like-kind property. How to fill out 1040x line by line The second is personal-use property on which gain is recognized and loss is not recognized. How to fill out 1040x line by line First, figure your adjusted basis in the property as if you transferred two separate properties. How to fill out 1040x line by line Figure the adjusted basis of each part of the property by taking into account any adjustments to basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line Deduct the depreciation you took or could have taken from the adjusted basis of the business part. How to fill out 1040x line by line Then figure the amount realized for your property and allocate it to the business and nonbusiness parts of the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line The business part of the property is permitted to be exchanged tax free. How to fill out 1040x line by line However, you must recognize any gain from the exchange of the nonbusiness part. How to fill out 1040x line by line You are deemed to have received, in exchange for the nonbusiness part, an amount equal to its FMV on the date of the exchange. How to fill out 1040x line by line The basis of the property you acquired is the total basis of the property transferred (adjusted to the date of the exchange), increased by any gain recognized on the nonbusiness part. How to fill out 1040x line by line If the nonbusiness part of the property transferred is your main home, you may qualify to exclude from income all or part of the gain on that part. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information, see Publication 523. How to fill out 1040x line by line Trade of car used partly in business. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you trade in a car you used partly in your business for another car you will use in your business, your basis for depreciation of the new car is not the same as your basis for figuring a gain or loss on its sale. How to fill out 1040x line by line   For information on figuring your basis for depreciation, see Publication 463. How to fill out 1040x line by line Property Transferred From a Spouse The basis of property transferred to you or transferred in trust for your benefit by your spouse (or former spouse if the transfer is incident to divorce), is the same as your spouse's adjusted basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line However, adjust your basis for any gain recognized by your spouse or former spouse on property transferred in trust. How to fill out 1040x line by line This rule applies only to a transfer of property in trust in which the liabilities assumed, plus the liabilities to which the property is subject, are more than the adjusted basis of the property transferred. How to fill out 1040x line by line If the property transferred to you is a series E, series EE, or series I United States savings bond, the transferor must include in income the interest accrued to the date of transfer. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your basis in the bond immediately after the transfer is equal to the transferor's basis increased by the interest income includible in the transferor's income. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information on these bonds, see Publication 550. How to fill out 1040x line by line At the time of the transfer, the transferor must give you the records necessary to determine the adjusted basis and holding period of the property as of the date of transfer. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information, see Publication 504, Divorced or Separated Individuals. How to fill out 1040x line by line Property Received as a Gift To figure the basis of property you receive as a gift, you must know its adjusted basis (defined earlier) to the donor just before it was given to you, its FMV at the time it was given to you, and any gift tax paid on it. How to fill out 1040x line by line FMV Less Than Donor's Adjusted Basis If the FMV of the property at the time of the gift is less than the donor's adjusted basis, your basis depends on whether you have a gain or a loss when you dispose of the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your basis for figuring gain is the same as the donor's adjusted basis plus or minus any required adjustment to basis while you held the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your basis for figuring loss is its FMV when you received the gift plus or minus any required adjustment to basis while you held the property (see Adjusted Basis earlier). How to fill out 1040x line by line If you use the donor's adjusted basis for figuring a gain and get a loss, and then use the FMV for figuring a loss and have a gain, you have neither gain nor loss on the sale or disposition of the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line You received an acre of land as a gift. How to fill out 1040x line by line At the time of the gift, the land had an FMV of $8,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line The donor's adjusted basis was $10,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line After you received the land, no events occurred to increase or decrease your basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you sell the land for $12,000, you will have a $2,000 gain because you must use the donor's adjusted basis ($10,000) at the time of the gift as your basis to figure gain. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you sell the land for $7,000, you will have a $1,000 loss because you must use the FMV ($8,000) at the time of the gift as your basis to figure a loss. How to fill out 1040x line by line If the sales price is between $8,000 and $10,000, you have neither gain nor loss. How to fill out 1040x line by line For instance, if the sales price was $9,000 and you tried to figure a gain using the donor's adjusted basis ($10,000), you would get a $1,000 loss. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you then tried to figure a loss using the FMV ($8,000), you would get a $1,000 gain. How to fill out 1040x line by line Business property. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you hold the gift as business property, your basis for figuring any depreciation, depletion, or amortization deduction is the same as the donor's adjusted basis plus or minus any required adjustments to basis while you hold the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line FMV Equal to or More Than Donor's Adjusted Basis If the FMV of the property is equal to or greater than the donor's adjusted basis, your basis is the donor's adjusted basis at the time you received the gift. How to fill out 1040x line by line Increase your basis by all or part of any gift tax paid, depending on the date of the gift. How to fill out 1040x line by line Also, for figuring gain or loss from a sale or other disposition of the property, or for figuring depreciation, depletion, or amortization deductions on business property, you must increase or decrease your basis by any required adjustments to basis while you held the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line See Adjusted Basis earlier. How to fill out 1040x line by line Gift received before 1977. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you received a gift before 1977, increase your basis in the gift (the donor's adjusted basis) by any gift tax paid on it. How to fill out 1040x line by line However, do not increase your basis above the FMV of the gift at the time it was given to you. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example 1. How to fill out 1040x line by line You were given a house in 1976 with an FMV of $21,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line The donor's adjusted basis was $20,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line The donor paid a gift tax of $500. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your basis is $20,500, the donor's adjusted basis plus the gift tax paid. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example 2. How to fill out 1040x line by line If, in Example 1, the gift tax paid had been $1,500, your basis would be $21,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line This is the donor's adjusted basis plus the gift tax paid, limited to the FMV of the house at the time you received the gift. How to fill out 1040x line by line Gift received after 1976. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you received a gift after 1976, increase your basis in the gift (the donor's adjusted basis) by the part of the gift tax paid on it that is due to the net increase in value of the gift. How to fill out 1040x line by line Figure the increase by multiplying the gift tax paid by a fraction. How to fill out 1040x line by line The numerator of the fraction is the net increase in value of the gift and the denominator is the amount of the gift. How to fill out 1040x line by line   The net increase in value of the gift is the FMV of the gift less the donor's adjusted basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line The amount of the gift is its value for gift tax purposes after reduction by any annual exclusion and marital or charitable deduction that applies to the gift. How to fill out 1040x line by line For information on the gift tax, see Publication 950, Introduction to Estate and Gift Taxes. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line In 2010, you received a gift of property from your mother that had an FMV of $50,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line Her adjusted basis was $20,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line The amount of the gift for gift tax purposes was $37,000 ($50,000 minus the $13,000 annual exclusion). How to fill out 1040x line by line She paid a gift tax of $9,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your basis, $27,290, is figured as follows: Fair market value $50,000 Minus: Adjusted basis 20,000 Net increase in value $30,000 Gift tax paid $9,000 Multiplied by ($30,000 ÷ $37,000) . How to fill out 1040x line by line 81 Gift tax due to net increase in value $7,290 Adjusted basis of property to your mother 20,000 Your basis in the property $27,290 Inherited Property Special rules apply to property acquired from a decedent who died in 2010. How to fill out 1040x line by line See Publication 4895, Tax Treatment of Property Acquired From a Decedent Dying in 2010, for details. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you inherited property from a decedent who died before 2010, your basis in property you inherit from a decedent is generally one of the following. How to fill out 1040x line by line The FMV of the property at the date of the individual's death. How to fill out 1040x line by line The FMV on the alternate valuation date if the personal representative for the estate chooses to use alternate valuation. How to fill out 1040x line by line For information on the alternate valuation date, see the Instructions for Form 706. How to fill out 1040x line by line The value under the special-use valuation method for real property used in farming or a closely held business if chosen for estate tax purposes. How to fill out 1040x line by line This method is discussed later. How to fill out 1040x line by line The decedent's adjusted basis in land to the extent of the value excluded from the decedent's taxable estate as a qualified conservation easement. How to fill out 1040x line by line For information on a qualified conservation easement, see the Instructions for Form 706. How to fill out 1040x line by line If a federal estate tax return does not have to be filed, your basis in the inherited property is its appraised value at the date of death for state inheritance or transmission taxes. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information, see the Instructions for Form 706. How to fill out 1040x line by line Appreciated property. How to fill out 1040x line by line   The above rule does not apply to appreciated property you receive from a decedent if you or your spouse originally gave the property to the decedent within 1 year before the decedent's death. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your basis in this property is the same as the decedent's adjusted basis in the property immediately before his or her death, rather than its FMV. How to fill out 1040x line by line Appreciated property is any property whose FMV on the day it was given to the decedent is more than its adjusted basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line Community Property In community property states (Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin), husband and wife are each usually considered to own half the community property. How to fill out 1040x line by line When either spouse dies, the total value of the community property, even the part belonging to the surviving spouse, generally becomes the basis of the entire property. How to fill out 1040x line by line For this rule to apply, at least half the value of the community property interest must be includable in the decedent's gross estate, whether or not the estate must file a return. How to fill out 1040x line by line For example, you and your spouse owned community property that had a basis of $80,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line When your spouse died, half the FMV of the community interest was includible in your spouse's estate. How to fill out 1040x line by line The FMV of the community interest was $100,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line The basis of your half of the property after the death of your spouse is $50,000 (half of the $100,000 FMV). How to fill out 1040x line by line The basis of the other half to your spouse's heirs is also $50,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line For more information on community property, see Publication 555, Community Property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Property Held by Surviving Tenant The following example explains the rule for the basis of property held by a surviving tenant in joint tenancy or tenancy by the entirety. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line John and Jim owned, as joint tenants with right of survivorship, business property they purchased for $30,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line John furnished two-thirds of the purchase price and Jim furnished one-third. How to fill out 1040x line by line Depreciation deductions allowed before John's death were $12,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line Under local law, each had a half interest in the income from the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line At the date of John's death, the property had an FMV of $60,000, two-thirds of which is includable in John's estate. How to fill out 1040x line by line Jim figures his basis in the property at the date of John's death as follows: Interest Jim bought with his own funds—1/3 of $30,000 cost $10,000   Interest Jim received on John's death—2/3 of $60,000 FMV 40,000 $50,000 Minus: ½ of $12,000 depreciation before John's death 6,000 Jim's basis at the date of John's death $44,000 If Jim had not contributed any part of the purchase price, his basis at the date of John's death would be $54,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line This is figured by subtracting from the $60,000 FMV, the $6,000 depreciation allocated to Jim's half interest before the date of death. How to fill out 1040x line by line If under local law Jim had no interest in the income from the property and he contributed no part of the purchase price, his basis at John's death would be $60,000, the FMV of the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Qualified Joint Interest Include one-half of the value of a qualified joint interest in the decedent's gross estate. How to fill out 1040x line by line It does not matter how much each spouse contributed to the purchase price. How to fill out 1040x line by line Also, it does not matter which spouse dies first. How to fill out 1040x line by line A qualified joint interest is any interest in property held by husband and wife as either of the following. How to fill out 1040x line by line Tenants by the entirety, or Joint tenants with right of survivorship if husband and wife are the only joint tenants. How to fill out 1040x line by line Basis. How to fill out 1040x line by line   As the surviving spouse, your basis in property you owned with your spouse as a qualified joint interest is the cost of your half of the property with certain adjustments. How to fill out 1040x line by line Decrease the cost by any deductions allowed to you for depreciation and depletion. How to fill out 1040x line by line Increase the reduced cost by your basis in the half you inherited. How to fill out 1040x line by line Farm or Closely Held Business Under certain conditions, when a person dies the executor or personal representative of that person's estate can choose to value the qualified real property on other than its FMV. How to fill out 1040x line by line If so, the executor or personal representative values the qualified real property based on its use as a farm or its use in a closely held business. How to fill out 1040x line by line If the executor or personal representative chooses this method of valuation for estate tax purposes, that value is the basis of the property for the heirs. How to fill out 1040x line by line Qualified heirs should be able to get the necessary value from the executor or personal representative of the estate. How to fill out 1040x line by line Special-use valuation. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you are a qualified heir who received special-use valuation property, your basis in the property is the estate's or trust's basis in that property immediately before the distribution. How to fill out 1040x line by line Increase your basis by any gain recognized by the estate or trust because of post-death appreciation. How to fill out 1040x line by line Post-death appreciation is the property's FMV on the date of distribution minus the property's FMV either on the date of the individual's death or the alternate valuation date. How to fill out 1040x line by line Figure all FMVs without regard to the special-use valuation. How to fill out 1040x line by line   You can elect to increase your basis in special-use valuation property if it becomes subject to the additional estate tax. How to fill out 1040x line by line This tax is assessed if, within 10 years after the death of the decedent, you transfer the property to a person who is not a member of your family or the property stops being used as a farm or in a closely held business. How to fill out 1040x line by line   To increase your basis in the property, you must make an irrevocable election and pay interest on the additional estate tax figured from the date 9 months after the decedent's death until the date of the payment of the additional estate tax. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you meet these requirements, increase your basis in the property to its FMV on the date of the decedent's death or the alternate valuation date. How to fill out 1040x line by line The increase in your basis is considered to have occurred immediately before the event that results in the additional estate tax. How to fill out 1040x line by line   You make the election by filing with Form 706-A a statement that does all of the following. How to fill out 1040x line by line Contains your name, address, and taxpayer identification number and those of the estate; Identifies the election as an election under section 1016(c) of the Internal Revenue Code; Specifies the property for which the election is made; and Provides any additional information required by the Instructions for Form 706-A. How to fill out 1040x line by line   For more information, see the Instructions for Form 706 and the Instructions for Form 706-A. How to fill out 1040x line by line Property Changed to Business or Rental Use If you hold property for personal use and then change it to business use or use it to produce rent, you must figure its basis for depreciation. How to fill out 1040x line by line An example of changing property held for personal use to business use would be renting out your former main home. How to fill out 1040x line by line Basis for depreciation. How to fill out 1040x line by line   The basis for depreciation is the lesser of the following amounts. How to fill out 1040x line by line The FMV of the property on the date of the change, or Your adjusted basis on the date of the change. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line Several years ago you paid $160,000 to have your home built on a lot that cost $25,000. How to fill out 1040x line by line You paid $20,000 for permanent improvements to the house and claimed a $2,000 casualty loss deduction for damage to the house before changing the property to rental use last year. How to fill out 1040x line by line Because land is not depreciable, you include only the cost of the house when figuring the basis for depreciation. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your adjusted basis in the house when you changed its use was $178,000 ($160,000 + $20,000 − $2,000). How to fill out 1040x line by line On the same date, your property had an FMV of $180,000, of which $15,000 was for the land and $165,000 was for the house. How to fill out 1040x line by line The basis for figuring depreciation on the house is its FMV on the date of change ($165,000) because it is less than your adjusted basis ($178,000). How to fill out 1040x line by line Sale of property. How to fill out 1040x line by line   If you later sell or dispose of property changed to business or rental use, the basis of the property you use will depend on whether you are figuring gain or loss. How to fill out 1040x line by line Gain. How to fill out 1040x line by line   The basis for figuring a gain is your adjusted basis when you sell the property. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line Assume the same facts as in the previous example except that you sell the property at a gain after being allowed depreciation deductions of $37,500. How to fill out 1040x line by line Your adjusted basis for figuring gain is $165,500 ($178,000 + $25,000 (land) − $37,500). How to fill out 1040x line by line Loss. How to fill out 1040x line by line   Figure the basis for a loss starting with the smaller of your adjusted basis or the FMV of the property at the time of the change to business or rental use. How to fill out 1040x line by line Then adjust this amount for the period after the change in the property's use, as discussed earlier under Adjusted Basis, to arrive at a basis for loss. How to fill out 1040x line by line Example. How to fill out 1040x line by line Assume the same facts as in the previous example, except that you sell the property at a loss after being allowed depreciation deductions of $37,500. How to fill out 1040x line by line In this case, you would start with the FMV on the date of the change to rental use ($180,000) because it is less than the adjusted basis of $203,000 ($178,000 + $25,000) on that date. How to fill out 1040x line by line Reduce that amount ($180,000) by the depreciation deductions to arrive at a basis for loss of $142,500 ($180,000 − $37,500). How to fill out 1040x line by line How To Get Tax Help You can get help with unresolved tax issues, order free publications and forms, ask tax questions, and get more information from the IRS in several ways. How to fill out 1040x line by line By selecting the method that is best for you, you will have quick and easy access to tax help. How to fill out 1040x line by line Contacting your Taxpayer Advocate. How to fill out 1040x line by line   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS. How to fill out 1040x line by line We help taxpayers who are experiencing economic harm, such as not being able to provide necessities like housing, transportation, or food; taxpayers who are seeking help in resolving tax problems with the IRS; and those who believe that an IRS system or procedure is not working as it should. How to fill out 1040x line by line Here are seven things every taxpayer should know about TAS. How to fill out 1040x line by line TAS is your voice at the IRS. How to fill out 1040x line by line Our service is free, confidential, and tailored to meet your needs. How to fill out 1040x line by line You may be eligible for our help if you have tried to resolve your tax problem through normal IRS channels and have gotten nowhere, or you believe an IRS procedure just isn't working as it should. How to fill out 1040x line by line We help taxpayers whose problems are causing financial difficulty or significant cost, including the cost of professional representation. How to fill out 1040x line by line This includes businesses as well as individuals. How to fill out 1040x line by line Our employees know the IRS and how to navigate it. How to fill out 1040x line by line If you qualify for our help, we'll assign your case to an advocate who will listen to your problem, help you understand what needs to be done to resolve it, and stay with you every step of the way until your problem is resolved. How to fill out 1040x line by line We have at least one local taxpayer advocate in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. How to fill out 1040x line by line You can call your local advocate, whose number is in your phone book, in Publication 1546, Taxpayer Advocate Service—Your Voice at the IRS, and on our website at www. How to fill out 1040x line by line irs. How to fill out 1040x line by line gov/advocate. How to fill out 1040x line by line You can also call our toll-free line at 1-877-777-4778 or TTY/TDD 1-800-829-4059. 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How to fill out 1040x line by line Publication 4492 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Introduction This publication explains the major provisions of the Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005 and the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005. How to fill out 1040x line by line Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 526 Charitable Contributions 536 Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 547 Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts 946 How To Depreciate Property Form (and Instructions) 4506Request for Copy of Tax Return 4506-TRequest for Transcript of Tax Return 4684Casualties and Thefts 5884Work Opportunity Credit 5884-ACredits for Employers Affected by Hurricane Katrina, Rita, or Wilma 8863Education Credits (Hope and Lifetime Learning Credits) 8914Exemption Amount for Taxpayers Housing Individuals Displaced by Hurricane Katrina 8915Qualified Hurricane Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications