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How to revise tax return 4. How to revise tax return   How Income of Aliens Is Taxed Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Resident Aliens Nonresident AliensTrade or Business in the United States Effectively Connected Income The 30% Tax Income From Real Property Transportation Tax Interrupted Period of Residence Expatriation TaxExpatriation Before June 4, 2004 Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008 Expatriation After June 16, 2008 Introduction Resident and nonresident aliens are taxed in different ways. How to revise tax return Resident aliens are generally taxed in the same way as U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizens. How to revise tax return Nonresident aliens are taxed based on the source of their income and whether or not their income is effectively connected with a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business. How to revise tax return The following discussions will help you determine if income you receive during the tax year is effectively connected with a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business and how it is taxed. How to revise tax return Topics - This chapter discusses: Income that is effectively connected with a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business. How to revise tax return Income that is not effectively connected with a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business. How to revise tax return Interrupted period of residence. How to revise tax return Expatriation tax. How to revise tax return Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 1212 List of Original Issue Discount Instruments Form (and Instructions) 6251 Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals Schedule D (Form 1040) Capital Gains and Losses See chapter 12 for information about getting these publications and forms. How to revise tax return Resident Aliens Resident aliens are generally taxed in the same way as U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizens. How to revise tax return This means that their worldwide income is subject to U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return tax and must be reported on their U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return tax return. How to revise tax return Income of resident aliens is subject to the graduated tax rates that apply to U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizens. How to revise tax return Resident aliens use the Tax Table or Tax Computation Worksheets located in the Form 1040 instructions, which apply to U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizens. How to revise tax return Nonresident Aliens A nonresident alien's income that is subject to U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return income tax must be divided into two categories: Income that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States, and Income that is not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States (discussed under The 30% Tax, later). How to revise tax return The difference between these two categories is that effectively connected income, after allowable deductions, is taxed at graduated rates. How to revise tax return These are the same rates that apply to U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizens and residents. How to revise tax return Income that is not effectively connected is taxed at a flat 30% (or lower treaty) rate. How to revise tax return If you were formerly a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizen or resident alien, these rules may not apply. How to revise tax return See Expatriation Tax, later, in this chapter. How to revise tax return Trade or Business in the United States Generally, you must be engaged in a trade or business during the tax year to be able to treat income received in that year as effectively connected with that trade or business. How to revise tax return Whether you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States depends on the nature of your activities. How to revise tax return The discussions that follow will help you determine whether you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return Personal Services If you perform personal services in the United States at any time during the tax year, you usually are considered engaged in a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return Certain compensation paid to a nonresident alien by a foreign employer is not included in gross income. How to revise tax return For more information, see Services Performed for Foreign Employer in chapter 3. How to revise tax return Other Trade or Business Activities Other examples of being engaged in a trade or business in the United States follow. How to revise tax return Students and trainees. How to revise tax return   You are considered engaged in a trade or business in the United States if you are temporarily present in the United States as a nonimmigrant under an “F,” “J,” “M,” or “Q” visa. How to revise tax return A nonresident alien temporarily present in the United States under a “J” visa includes a nonresident alien individual admitted to the United States as an exchange visitor under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. How to revise tax return The taxable part of any scholarship or fellowship grant that is U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source income is treated as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return Business operations. How to revise tax return   If you own and operate a business in the United States selling services, products, or merchandise, you are, with certain exceptions, engaged in a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return Partnerships. How to revise tax return   If you are a member of a partnership that at any time during the tax year is engaged in a trade or business in the United States, you are considered to be engaged in a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return Beneficiary of an estate or trust. How to revise tax return   If you are the beneficiary of an estate or trust that is engaged in a trade or business in the United States, you are treated as being engaged in the same trade or business. How to revise tax return Trading in stocks, securities, and commodities. How to revise tax return   If your only U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return business activity is trading in stocks, securities, or commodities (including hedging transactions) through a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return resident broker or other agent, you are not engaged in a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return   For transactions in stocks or securities, this applies to any nonresident alien, including a dealer or broker in stocks and securities. How to revise tax return   For transactions in commodities, this applies to commodities that are usually traded on an organized commodity exchange and to transactions that are usually carried out at such an exchange. How to revise tax return   This discussion does not apply if you have a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return office or other fixed place of business at any time during the tax year through which, or by the direction of which, you carry out your transactions in stocks, securities, or commodities. How to revise tax return Trading for a nonresident alien's own account. How to revise tax return   You are not engaged in a trade or business in the United States if trading for your own account in stocks, securities, or commodities is your only U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return business activity. How to revise tax return This applies even if the trading takes place while you are present in the United States or is done by your employee or your broker or other agent. How to revise tax return   This does not apply to trading for your own account if you are a dealer in stocks, securities, or commodities. How to revise tax return This does not necessarily mean, however, that as a dealer you are considered to be engaged in a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return Determine that based on the facts and circumstances in each case or under the rules given above in Trading in stocks, securities, and commodities . How to revise tax return Effectively Connected Income If you are engaged in a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business, all income, gain, or loss for the tax year that you get from sources within the United States (other than certain investment income) is treated as effectively connected income. How to revise tax return This applies whether or not there is any connection between the income and the trade or business being carried on in the United States during the tax year. How to revise tax return Two tests, described next under Investment Income, determine whether certain items of investment income (such as interest, dividends, and royalties) are treated as effectively connected with that business. How to revise tax return In limited circumstances, some kinds of foreign source income may be treated as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return For a discussion of these rules, see Foreign Income , later. How to revise tax return Investment Income Investment income from U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return sources that may or may not be treated as effectively connected with a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business generally falls into the following three categories. How to revise tax return Fixed or determinable income (interest, dividends, rents, royalties, premiums, annuities, etc. How to revise tax return ). How to revise tax return Gains (some of which are considered capital gains) from the sale or exchange of the following types of property. How to revise tax return Timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. How to revise tax return Patents, copyrights, and similar property on which you receive contingent payments after October 4, 1966. How to revise tax return Patents transferred before October 5, 1966. How to revise tax return Original issue discount obligations. How to revise tax return Capital gains (and losses). How to revise tax return Use the two tests, described next, to determine whether an item of U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source income falling in one of the three categories above and received during the tax year is effectively connected with your U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business. How to revise tax return If the tests indicate that the item of income is effectively connected, you must include it with your other effectively connected income. How to revise tax return If the item of income is not effectively connected, include it with all other income discussed under The 30% Tax later, in this chapter. How to revise tax return Asset-use test. How to revise tax return   This test usually applies to income that is not directly produced by trade or business activities. How to revise tax return Under this test, if an item of income is from assets (property) used in, or held for use in, the trade or business in the United States, it is considered effectively connected. How to revise tax return   An asset is used in, or held for use in, the trade or business in the United States if the asset is: Held for the principal purpose of promoting the conduct of a trade or business in the United States, Acquired and held in the ordinary course of the trade or business conducted in the United States (for example, an account receivable or note receivable arising from that trade or business), or Otherwise held to meet the present needs of the trade or business in the United States and not its anticipated future needs. How to revise tax return Generally, stock of a corporation is not treated as an asset used in, or held for use in, a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return Business-activities test. How to revise tax return   This test usually applies when income, gain, or loss comes directly from the active conduct of the trade or business. How to revise tax return The business-activities test is most important when: Dividends or interest are received by a dealer in stocks or securities, Royalties are received in the trade or business of licensing patents or similar property, or Service fees are earned by a servicing business. How to revise tax return Under this test, if the conduct of the U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business was a material factor in producing the income, the income is considered effectively connected. How to revise tax return Personal Service Income You usually are engaged in a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business when you perform personal services in the United States. How to revise tax return Personal service income you receive in a tax year in which you are engaged in a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business is effectively connected with a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business. How to revise tax return Income received in a year other than the year you performed the services is also effectively connected if it would have been effectively connected if received in the year you performed the services. How to revise tax return Personal service income includes wages, salaries, commissions, fees, per diem allowances, and employee allowances and bonuses. How to revise tax return The income may be paid to you in the form of cash, services, or property. How to revise tax return If you are engaged in a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business only because you perform personal services in the United States during the tax year, income and gains from assets, and gains and losses from the sale or exchange of capital assets are generally not effectively connected with your trade or business. How to revise tax return However, if there is a direct economic relationship between your holding of the asset and your trade or business of performing personal services, the income, gain, or loss is effectively connected. How to revise tax return Pensions. How to revise tax return   If you were a nonresident alien engaged in a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business after 1986 because you performed personal services in the United States, and you later receive a pension or retirement pay attributable to these services, such payments are effectively connected income in each year you receive them. How to revise tax return This is true whether or not you are engaged in a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business in the year you receive the retirement pay. How to revise tax return Transportation Income Transportation income (defined in chapter 2) is effectively connected if you meet both of the following conditions. How to revise tax return You had a fixed place of business in the United States involved in earning the income. How to revise tax return At least 90% of your U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source transportation income is attributable to regularly scheduled transportation. How to revise tax return “Fixed place of business” generally means a place, site, structure, or other similar facility through which you engage in a trade or business. How to revise tax return “Regularly scheduled transportation” means that a ship or aircraft follows a published schedule with repeated sailings or flights at regular intervals between the same points for voyages or flights that begin or end in the United States. How to revise tax return This definition applies to both scheduled and chartered air transportation. How to revise tax return If you do not meet the two conditions above, the income is not effectively connected and is taxed at a 4% rate. How to revise tax return See Transportation Tax, later, in this chapter. How to revise tax return Business Profits and Losses and Sales Transactions All profits or losses from U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return sources that are from the operation of a business in the United States are effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return For example, profit from the sale in the United States of inventory property purchased either in this country or in a foreign country is effectively connected trade or business income. How to revise tax return A share of U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source profits or losses of a partnership that is engaged in a trade or business in the United States is also effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return Real Property Gain or Loss Gains and losses from the sale or exchange of U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property interests (whether or not they are capital assets) are taxed as if you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return You must treat the gain or loss as effectively connected with that trade or business. How to revise tax return U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property interest. How to revise tax return   This is any interest in real property located in the United States or the U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return Virgin Islands or any interest (other than as a creditor) in a domestic corporation that is a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property holding corporation. How to revise tax return Real property includes the following. How to revise tax return Land and unsevered natural products of the land, such as growing crops and timber, and mines, wells, and other natural deposits. How to revise tax return Improvements on land, including buildings, other permanent structures, and their structural components. How to revise tax return Personal property associated with the use of real property, such as equipment used in farming, mining, forestry, or construction or property used in lodging facilities or rented office space, unless the personal property is: Disposed of more than one year before or after the disposition of the real property, or Separately sold to persons unrelated either to the seller or to the buyer of the real property. How to revise tax return U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property holding corporation. How to revise tax return   A corporation is a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property holding corporation if the fair market value of the corporation's U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property interests are at least 50% of the total fair market value of: The corporation's U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property interests, plus The corporation's interests in real property located outside the United States, plus The corporation's other assets that are used in, or held for use in, a trade or business. How to revise tax return   Gain or loss on the sale of the stock in any domestic corporation is taxed as if you are engaged in a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business unless you establish that the corporation is not a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property holding corporation. How to revise tax return   A U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property interest does not include a class of stock of a corporation that is regularly traded on an established securities market, unless you hold more than 5% of the fair market value of that class of stock. How to revise tax return An interest in a foreign corporation owning U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property generally is not a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property interest unless the corporation chooses to be treated as a domestic corporation. How to revise tax return Qualified investment entities. How to revise tax return   Special rules apply to qualified investment entities (QIEs). How to revise tax return A QIE is any real estate investment trust (REIT) or any regulated investment company (RIC) that is a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property holding corporation. How to revise tax return    Generally, any distribution from a QIE to a shareholder that is attributable to gain from the sale or exchange of a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property interest is treated as a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property gain by the shareholder receiving the distribution. How to revise tax return A distribution by a QIE on stock regularly traded on an established securities market in the United States is not treated as gain from the sale or exchange of a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property interest if you did not own more than 5% of that stock at any time during the 1-year period ending on the date of the distribution. How to revise tax return A distribution that you do not treat as gain from the sale or exchange of a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property interest is included in your gross income as a regular dividend. How to revise tax return Note. How to revise tax return Beginning January 1, 2014 (unless extended by legislation), a RIC that is a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property holding corporation will only be treated as a QIE for certain distributions from the RIC that are directly or indirectly attributable to distributions received by the RIC from a REIT. How to revise tax return Domestically controlled QIE. How to revise tax return   The sale of an interest in a domestically controlled QIE is not the sale of a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property interest. How to revise tax return The entity is domestically controlled if at all times during the testing period less than 50% in value of its stock was held, directly or indirectly, by foreign persons. How to revise tax return The testing period is the shorter of (a) the 5-year period ending on the date of disposition, or (b) the period during which the entity was in existence. How to revise tax return Wash sale. How to revise tax return    If you dispose of an interest in a domestically controlled QIE in an applicable wash sale transaction, special rules apply. How to revise tax return An applicable wash sale transaction is one in which you: Dispose of an interest in the domestically controlled QIE during the 30-day period before the ex-dividend date of a distribution that you would (but for the disposition) have treated as gain from the sale or exchange of a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property interest, and Acquire, or enter into a contract or option to acquire, a substantially identical interest in that entity during the 61-day period that began on the first day of the 30-day period. How to revise tax return If this occurs, you are treated as having gain from the sale or exchange of a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property interest in an amount equal to the distribution made after June 15, 2006, that would have been treated as such gain. How to revise tax return This also applies to any substitute dividend payment. How to revise tax return   A transaction is not treated as an applicable wash sale transaction if: You actually receive the distribution from the domestically controlled QIE related to the interest disposed of, or acquired, in the transaction, or You dispose of any class of stock in a QIE that is regularly traded on an established securities market in the United States but only if you did not own more than 5% of that class of stock at any time during the 1-year period ending on the date of the distribution. How to revise tax return Alternative minimum tax. How to revise tax return   There may be a minimum tax on your net gain from the disposition of U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property interests. How to revise tax return Figure the amount of this tax, if any, on Form 6251. How to revise tax return Withholding of tax. How to revise tax return   If you dispose of a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property interest, the buyer may have to withhold tax. How to revise tax return See the discussion of Tax Withheld on Real Property Sales in chapter 8. How to revise tax return Foreign Income You must treat three kinds of foreign source income as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States if: You have an office or other fixed place of business in the United States to which the income can be attributed, That office or place of business is a material factor in producing the income, and The income is produced in the ordinary course of the trade or business carried on through that office or other fixed place of business. How to revise tax return An office or other fixed place of business is a material factor if it significantly contributes to, and is an essential economic element in, the earning of the income. How to revise tax return The three kinds of foreign source income are listed below. How to revise tax return Rents and royalties for the use of, or for the privilege of using, intangible personal property located outside the United States or from any interest in such property. How to revise tax return Included are rents or royalties for the use, or for the privilege of using, outside the United States, patents, copyrights, secret processes and formulas, goodwill, trademarks, trade brands, franchises, and similar properties if the rents or royalties are from the active conduct of a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return Dividends, interest, or amounts received for the provision of a guarantee of indebtedness issued after September 27, 2010, from the active conduct of a banking, financing, or similar business in the United States. How to revise tax return A substitute dividend or interest payment received under a securities lending transaction or a sale-repurchase transaction is treated the same as the amounts received on the transferred security. How to revise tax return Income, gain, or loss from the sale outside the United States, through the U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return office or other fixed place of business, of: Stock in trade, Property that would be included in inventory if on hand at the end of the tax year, or Property held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of business. How to revise tax return Item (3) will not apply if you sold the property for use, consumption, or disposition outside the United States and an office or other fixed place of business in a foreign country was a material factor in the sale. How to revise tax return Any foreign source income that is equivalent to any item of income described above is treated as effectively connected with a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business. How to revise tax return For example, foreign source interest and dividend equivalents are treated as U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return effectively connected income if the income is derived by a foreign person in the active conduct of a banking, financing, or similar business within the United States. How to revise tax return Tax on Effectively Connected Income Income you receive during the tax year that is effectively connected with your trade or business in the United States is, after allowable deductions, taxed at the rates that apply to U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizens and residents. How to revise tax return Generally, you can receive effectively connected income only if you are a nonresident alien engaged in trade or business in the United States during the tax year. How to revise tax return However, income you receive from the sale or exchange of property, the performance of services, or any other transaction in another tax year is treated as effectively connected in that year if it would have been effectively connected in the year the transaction took place or you performed the services. How to revise tax return Example. How to revise tax return Ted Richards, a nonresident alien, entered the United States in August 2012, to perform personal services in the U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return office of his overseas employer. How to revise tax return He worked in the U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return office until December 25, 2012, but did not leave this country until January 11, 2013. How to revise tax return On January 8, 2013, he received his final paycheck for services performed in the United States during 2012. How to revise tax return All of Ted's income during his stay here is U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source income. How to revise tax return During 2012, Ted was engaged in the trade or business of performing personal services in the United States. How to revise tax return Therefore, all amounts paid to him in 2012 for services performed in the United States during 2012 are effectively connected with that trade or business during 2012. How to revise tax return The salary payment Ted received in January 2013 is U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source income to him in 2013. How to revise tax return It is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States because he was engaged in a trade or business in the United States during 2012 when he performed the services that earned the income. How to revise tax return Real property income. How to revise tax return   You may be able to choose to treat all income from real property as effectively connected. How to revise tax return See Income From Real Property , later, in this chapter. How to revise tax return The 30% Tax Tax at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate applies to certain items of income or gains from U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return sources but only if the items are not effectively connected with your U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business. How to revise tax return Fixed or Determinable Income The 30% (or lower treaty) rate applies to the gross amount of U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source fixed or determinable annual or periodic gains, profits, or income. How to revise tax return Income is fixed when it is paid in amounts known ahead of time. How to revise tax return Income is determinable whenever there is a basis for figuring the amount to be paid. How to revise tax return Income can be periodic if it is paid from time to time. How to revise tax return It does not have to be paid annually or at regular intervals. How to revise tax return Income can be determinable or periodic even if the length of time during which the payments are made is increased or decreased. How to revise tax return Items specifically included as fixed or determinable income are interest (other than original issue discount), dividends, dividend equivalent payments (defined in chapter 2), rents, premiums, annuities, salaries, wages, and other compensation. How to revise tax return A substitute dividend or interest payment received under a securities lending transaction or a sale-repurchase transaction is treated the same as the amounts received on the transferred security. How to revise tax return Other items of income, such as royalties, also may be subject to the 30% tax. How to revise tax return Some fixed or determinable income may be exempt from U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return tax. How to revise tax return See chapter 3 if you are not sure whether the income is taxable. How to revise tax return Original issue discount (OID). How to revise tax return   If you sold, exchanged, or received a payment on a bond or other debt instrument that was issued at a discount after March 31, 1972, all or part of the original issue discount (OID) (other than portfolio interest) may be subject to the 30% tax. How to revise tax return The amount of OID is the difference between the stated redemption price at maturity and the issue price of the debt instrument. How to revise tax return The 30% tax applies in the following circumstances. How to revise tax return You received a payment on a debt instrument. How to revise tax return In this case, the amount of OID subject to tax is the OID that accrued while you held the debt instrument minus the OID previously taken into account. How to revise tax return But the tax on the OID cannot be more than the payment minus the tax on the interest payment on the debt instrument. How to revise tax return You sold or exchanged the debt instrument. How to revise tax return The amount of OID subject to tax is the OID that accrued while you held the debt instrument minus the amount already taxed in (1) above. How to revise tax return   Report on your return the amount of OID shown on Form 1042-S, Foreign Person's U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return Source Income Subject to Withholding, if you bought the debt instrument at original issue. How to revise tax return However, you must recompute your proper share of OID shown on Form 1042-S if any of the following apply. How to revise tax return You bought the debt instrument at a premium or paid an acquisition premium. How to revise tax return The debt instrument is a stripped bond or a stripped coupon (including zero coupon instruments backed by U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return Treasury securities). How to revise tax return The debt instrument is a contingent payment or inflation-indexed debt instrument. How to revise tax return For the definition of premium and acquisition premium and instructions on how to recompute OID, get Publication 1212. How to revise tax return   If you held a bond or other debt instrument that was issued at a discount before April 1, 1972, contact the IRS for further information. How to revise tax return See chapter 12. How to revise tax return Gambling Winnings In general, nonresident aliens are subject to the 30% tax on the gross proceeds from gambling won in the United States if that income is not effectively connected with a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business and is not exempted by treaty. How to revise tax return However, no tax is imposed on nonbusiness gambling income a nonresident alien wins playing blackjack, baccarat, craps, roulette, or big-6 wheel in the United States. How to revise tax return Nonresident aliens are taxed at graduated rates on net gambling income won in the United States that is effectively connected with a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business. How to revise tax return Social Security Benefits A nonresident alien must include 85% of any U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return social security benefit (and the social security equivalent part of a tier 1 railroad retirement benefit) in U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source fixed or determinable annual or periodic income. How to revise tax return Social security benefits include monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits. How to revise tax return This income is exempt under some tax treaties. How to revise tax return See Table 1 in Publication 901, U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return Tax Treaties, for a list of tax treaties that exempt U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return social security benefits from U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return tax. How to revise tax return Sales or Exchanges of Capital Assets These rules apply only to those capital gains and losses from sources in the United States that are not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return They apply even if you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return These rules do not apply to the sale or exchange of a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return real property interest or to the sale of any property that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return See Real Property Gain or Loss , earlier, under Effectively Connected Income. How to revise tax return A capital asset is everything you own except: Inventory. How to revise tax return Business accounts or notes receivable. How to revise tax return Depreciable property used in a trade or business. How to revise tax return Real property used in a trade or business. How to revise tax return Supplies regularly used in a trade or business. How to revise tax return Certain copyrights, literary or musical or artistic compositions, letters or memoranda, or similar property. How to revise tax return Certain U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return government publications. How to revise tax return Certain commodities derivative financial instruments held by a commodities derivatives dealer. How to revise tax return Hedging transactions. How to revise tax return A capital gain is a gain on the sale or exchange of a capital asset. How to revise tax return A capital loss is a loss on the sale or exchange of a capital asset. How to revise tax return If the sale is in foreign currency, for the purpose of determining gain, the cost and selling price of the property should be expressed in U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return currency at the rate of exchange prevailing as of the date of the purchase and date of the sale, respectively. How to revise tax return You may want to read Publication 544. How to revise tax return However, use Publication 544 only to determine what is a sale or exchange of a capital asset, or what is treated as such. How to revise tax return Specific tax treatment that applies to U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizens or residents generally does not apply to you. How to revise tax return The following gains are subject to the 30% (or lower treaty) rate without regard to the 183-day rule, discussed later. How to revise tax return Gains on the disposal of timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. How to revise tax return Gains on contingent payments received from the sale or exchange of patents, copyrights, and similar property after October 4, 1966. How to revise tax return Gains on certain transfers of all substantial rights to, or an undivided interest in, patents if the transfers were made before October 5, 1966. How to revise tax return Gains on the sale or exchange of original issue discount obligations. How to revise tax return Gains in (1) are not subject to the 30% (or lower treaty) rate if you choose to treat the gains as effectively connected with a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business. How to revise tax return See Income From Real Property , later. How to revise tax return 183-day rule. How to revise tax return   If you were in the United States for 183 days or more during the tax year, your net gain from sales or exchanges of capital assets is taxed at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. How to revise tax return For purposes of the 30% (or lower treaty) rate, net gain is the excess of your capital gains from U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return sources over your capital losses from U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return sources. How to revise tax return This rule applies even if any of the transactions occurred while you were not in the United States. How to revise tax return   To determine your net gain, consider the amount of your gains and losses that would be recognized and taken into account only if, and to the extent that, they would be recognized and taken into account if you were in a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business during the year and the gains and losses were effectively connected with that trade or business during the tax year. How to revise tax return   In arriving at your net gain, do not take the following into consideration. How to revise tax return The four types of gains listed earlier. How to revise tax return The deduction for a capital loss carryover. How to revise tax return Capital losses in excess of capital gains. How to revise tax return Exclusion for gain from the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock (section 1202 exclusion). How to revise tax return Losses from the sale or exchange of property held for personal use. How to revise tax return However, losses resulting from casualties or thefts may be deductible on Schedule A (Form 1040NR). How to revise tax return See Itemized Deductions in chapter 5. How to revise tax return   If you are not engaged in a trade or business in the United States and have not established a tax year for a prior period, your tax year will be the calendar year for purposes of the 183-day rule. How to revise tax return Also, you must file your tax return on a calendar-year basis. How to revise tax return   If you were in the United States for less than 183 days during the tax year, capital gains (other than gains listed earlier) are tax exempt unless they are effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States during your tax year. How to revise tax return Reporting. How to revise tax return   Report your gains and losses from the sales or exchanges of capital assets that are not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States on page 4 of Form 1040NR. How to revise tax return Report gains and losses from sales or exchanges of capital assets (including real property) that are effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States on a separate Schedule D (Form 1040), Form 4797, or both. How to revise tax return Attach them to Form 1040NR. How to revise tax return Income From Real Property If you have income from real property located in the United States that you own or have an interest in and hold for the production of income, you can choose to treat all income from that property as income effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. How to revise tax return The choice applies to all income from real property located in the United States and held for the production of income and to all income from any interest in such property. How to revise tax return This includes income from rents, royalties from mines, oil or gas wells, or other natural resources. How to revise tax return It also includes gains from the sale or exchange of timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. How to revise tax return You can make this choice only for real property income that is not otherwise effectively connected with your U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business. How to revise tax return If you make the choice, you can claim deductions attributable to the real property income and only your net income from real property is taxed. How to revise tax return This choice does not treat a nonresident alien, who is not otherwise engaged in a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business, as being engaged in a trade or business in the United States during the year. How to revise tax return Example. How to revise tax return You are a nonresident alien and are not engaged in a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business. How to revise tax return You own a single-family house in the United States that you rent out. How to revise tax return Your rental income for the year is $10,000. How to revise tax return This is your only U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source income. How to revise tax return As discussed earlier under The 30% Tax, the rental income is subject to a tax at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. How to revise tax return You received a Form 1042-S showing that your tenants properly withheld this tax from the rental income. How to revise tax return You do not have to file a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return tax return (Form 1040NR) because your U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return tax liability is satisfied by the withholding of tax. How to revise tax return If you make the choice discussed earlier, you can offset the $10,000 income by certain rental expenses. How to revise tax return (See Publication 527, Residential Rental Property, for information on rental expenses. How to revise tax return ) Any resulting net income is taxed at graduated rates. How to revise tax return If you make this choice, report the rental income and expenses on Schedule E (Form 1040) and attach the schedule to Form 1040NR. How to revise tax return For the first year you make the choice, also attach the statement discussed next. How to revise tax return Making the choice. How to revise tax return   Make the initial choice by attaching a statement to your return, or amended return, for the year of the choice. How to revise tax return Include the following in your statement. How to revise tax return That you are making the choice. How to revise tax return Whether the choice is under Internal Revenue Code section 871(d) (explained earlier) or a tax treaty. How to revise tax return A complete list of all your real property, or any interest in real property, located in the United States. How to revise tax return Give the legal identification of U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return timber, coal, or iron ore in which you have an interest. How to revise tax return The extent of your ownership in the property. How to revise tax return The location of the property. How to revise tax return A description of any major improvements to the property. How to revise tax return The dates you owned the property. How to revise tax return Your income from the property. How to revise tax return Details of any previous choices and revocations of the real property income choice. How to revise tax return   This choice stays in effect for all later tax years unless you revoke it. How to revise tax return Revoking the choice. How to revise tax return   You can revoke the choice without IRS approval by filing Form 1040X, Amended U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return Individual Income Tax Return, for the year you made the choice and for later tax years. How to revise tax return You must file Form 1040X within 3 years from the date your return was filed or 2 years from the time the tax was paid, whichever is later. How to revise tax return If this time period has expired for the year of choice, you cannot revoke the choice for that year. How to revise tax return However, you may revoke the choice for later tax years only if you have IRS approval. How to revise tax return For information on how to get IRS approval, see Regulation section 1. How to revise tax return 871-10(d)(2). How to revise tax return Transportation Tax A 4% tax rate applies to transportation income that is not effectively connected because it does not meet the two conditions listed earlier under Transportation Income . How to revise tax return If you receive transportation income subject to the 4% tax, you should figure the tax and show it on line 57 of Form 1040NR. How to revise tax return Attach a statement to your return that includes the following information (if applicable). How to revise tax return Your name, taxpayer identification number, and tax year. How to revise tax return A description of the types of services performed (whether on or off board). How to revise tax return Names of vessels or registration numbers of aircraft on which you performed the services. How to revise tax return Amount of U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source transportation income derived from each type of service for each vessel or aircraft for the calendar year. How to revise tax return Total amount of U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source transportation income derived from all types of services for the calendar year. How to revise tax return This 4% tax applies to your U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source gross transportation income. How to revise tax return This only includes transportation income that is treated as derived from sources in the United States if the transportation begins or ends in the United States. How to revise tax return For transportation income from personal services, the transportation must be between the United States and a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return possession. How to revise tax return For personal services of a nonresident alien, this only applies to income derived from, or in connection with, an aircraft. How to revise tax return Interrupted Period of Residence You are subject to tax under a special rule if you interrupt your period of U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return residence with a period of nonresidence. How to revise tax return The special rule applies if you meet all of the following conditions. How to revise tax return You were a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return resident for a period that includes at least 3 consecutive calendar years. How to revise tax return You were a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return resident for at least 183 days in each of those years. How to revise tax return You ceased to be treated as a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return resident. How to revise tax return You then again became a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return resident before the end of the third calendar year after the end of the period described in (1) above. How to revise tax return Under this special rule, you are subject to tax on your U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source gross income and gains on a net basis at the graduated rates applicable to individuals (with allowable deductions) for the period you were a nonresident alien, unless you would be subject to a higher tax under the 30% tax (discussed earlier) on income not connected with a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business. How to revise tax return For information on how to figure the special tax, see How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriated Before June 17, 2008) under Expatriation Tax , below. How to revise tax return Example. How to revise tax return John Willow, a citizen of New Zealand, entered the United States on April 1, 2008, as a lawful permanent resident. How to revise tax return On August 1, 2010, John ceased to be a lawful permanent resident and returned to New Zealand. How to revise tax return During his period of residence, he was present in the United States for at least 183 days in each of three consecutive years (2008, 2009, and 2010). How to revise tax return He returned to the United States on October 5, 2013, as a lawful permanent resident. How to revise tax return He became a resident before the close of the third calendar year (2013) beginning after the end of his first period of residence (August 1, 2010). How to revise tax return Therefore, he is subject to tax under the special rule for the period of nonresidence (August 2, 2010, through October 4, 2013) if it is more than the tax that would normally apply to him as a nonresident alien. How to revise tax return Reporting requirements. How to revise tax return   If you are subject to this tax for any year in the period you were a nonresident alien, you must file Form 1040NR for that year. How to revise tax return The return is due by the due date (including extensions) for filing your U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return income tax return for the year that you again become a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return resident. How to revise tax return If you already filed returns for that period, you must file amended returns. How to revise tax return You must attach a statement to your return that identifies the source of all of your U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return and foreign gross income and the items of income subject to this special rule. How to revise tax return Expatriation Tax The expatriation tax provisions apply to U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizens who have renounced their citizenship and long-term residents who have ended their residency. How to revise tax return The rules that apply are based on the dates of expatriation, which are described in the following sections. How to revise tax return Expatriation Before June 4, 2004. How to revise tax return Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008. How to revise tax return Expatriation After June 16, 2008. How to revise tax return Long-term resident defined. How to revise tax return   You are a long-term resident if you were a lawful permanent resident of the United States in at least 8 of the last 15 tax years ending with the year your residency ends. How to revise tax return In determining if you meet the 8-year requirement, do not count any year that you are treated as a resident of a foreign country under a tax treaty and do not waive treaty benefits. How to revise tax return Expatriation Before June 4, 2004 If you expatriated before June 4, 2004, the expatriation rules apply if one of the principal purposes of the action is the avoidance of U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return taxes. How to revise tax return Unless you received a ruling from the IRS that you did not expatriate to avoid U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return taxes, you are presumed to have tax avoidance as a principal purpose if: Your average annual net income tax for the last 5 tax years ending before the date of your action to relinquish your citizenship or terminate your residency was more than $100,000, or Your net worth on the date of your action was $500,000 or more. How to revise tax return The amounts above are adjusted for inflation if your expatriation action is after 1997 (see Table 4-1). How to revise tax return Table 4-1. How to revise tax return Inflation-Adjusted Amounts for Expatriation Actions Before June 4, 2004 IF you expatriated during . How to revise tax return . How to revise tax return . How to revise tax return   THEN the rules outlined on this page apply if . How to revise tax return . How to revise tax return . How to revise tax return     Your 5-year average annual net income tax was more than . How to revise tax return . How to revise tax return . How to revise tax return OR Your net worth equaled or exceeded . How to revise tax return . How to revise tax return . How to revise tax return 1999   110,000   552,000 2000   112,000   562,000 2001   116,000   580,000 2002   120,000   599,000 2003   122,000   608,000 2004 (before June 4)*   124,000   622,000 *If you expatriated after June 3, 2004, see Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008 or Expatriation After June 16, 2008. How to revise tax return Reporting requirements. How to revise tax return   If you lost your U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizenship, you should have filed Form 8854 with a consular office or a federal court at the time of loss of citizenship. How to revise tax return If you ended your long-term residency, you should have filed Form 8854 with the Internal Revenue Service when you filed your dual-status tax return for the year your residency ended. How to revise tax return   Your U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return residency is considered to have ended when you ceased to be a lawful permanent resident or you began to be treated as a resident of another country under a tax treaty and do not waive treaty benefits. How to revise tax return Penalties. How to revise tax return   If you failed to file Form 8854, you may have to pay a penalty equal to the greater of 5% of the expatriation tax or $1,000. How to revise tax return The penalty will be assessed for each year of the 10-year period beginning on the date of expatriation during which your failure to file continues. How to revise tax return The penalty will not be imposed if you can show that the failure is due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect. How to revise tax return Expatriation tax. How to revise tax return   The expatriation tax applies to the 10-year period following the date of expatriation or termination of residency. How to revise tax return It is figured in the same way as for those expatriating after June 3, 2004, and before June 17, 2008. How to revise tax return See How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriated Before June 17, 2008) in the next section. How to revise tax return Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008 If you expatriated after June 3, 2004, and before June 17, 2008, the expatriation rules apply to you if any of the following statements apply. How to revise tax return Your average annual net income tax for the 5 tax years ending before the date of expatriation or termination of residency is more than: $124,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2004. How to revise tax return $127,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2005. How to revise tax return $131,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2006. How to revise tax return $136,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2007. How to revise tax return $139,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2008. How to revise tax return Your net worth is $2 million or more on the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. How to revise tax return You fail to certify on Form 8854 that you have complied with all U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return federal tax obligations for the 5 tax years preceding the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. How to revise tax return Exception for dual-citizens and certain minors. How to revise tax return   Certain dual-citizens and certain minors (defined next) are not subject to the expatriation tax even if they meet (1) or (2) earlier. How to revise tax return However, they still must provide the certification required in (3). How to revise tax return Certain dual-citizens. How to revise tax return   You may qualify for the exception described above if all of the following apply. How to revise tax return You became at birth a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizen and a citizen of another country and you continue to be a citizen of that other country. How to revise tax return You were never a resident alien of the United States (as defined in chapter 1). How to revise tax return You never held a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return passport. How to revise tax return You were present in the United States for no more than 30 days during any calendar year that is 1 of the 10 calendar years preceding your loss of U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizenship. How to revise tax return Certain minors. How to revise tax return   You may qualify for the exception described above if you meet all of the following requirements. How to revise tax return You became a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizen at birth. How to revise tax return Neither of your parents was a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizen at the time of your birth. How to revise tax return You expatriated before you were 18½. How to revise tax return You were present in the United States for not more than 30 days during any calendar year that is 1 of the 10 calendar years preceding your expatriation. How to revise tax return Tax consequences of presence in the United States. How to revise tax return   The following rules apply if you do not meet the exception above for dual-citizens and certain minors and the expatriation rules would otherwise apply to you. How to revise tax return   The expatriation tax does not apply to any tax year during the 10-year period if you are physically present in the United States for more than 30 days during the calendar year ending in that year. How to revise tax return Instead, you are treated as a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizen or resident and taxed on your worldwide income for that tax year. How to revise tax return You must file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and figure your tax as prescribed in the instructions for those forms. How to revise tax return   When counting the number of days of presence during a calendar year, count any day you were physically present in the United States at any time during the day. How to revise tax return However, do not count any days (up to a limit of 30 days) on which you performed personal services in the United States for an employer who is not related to you if either of the following apply. How to revise tax return You have ties with other countries. How to revise tax return You have ties with other countries if: You became (within a reasonable period after your expatriation or termination of residency) a citizen or resident of the country in which you, your spouse, or either of your parents were born, and You became fully liable for income tax in that country. How to revise tax return You were physically present in the United States for 30 days or less during each year in the 10-year period ending on the date of expatriation or termination of residency. How to revise tax return Do not count any day you were an exempt individual or were unable to leave the United States because of a medical condition that arose while you were in the United States. How to revise tax return See Exempt individual and Medical condition in chapter 1 under Substantial Presence Test, but disregard the information about Form 8843. How to revise tax return Related employer. How to revise tax return   If your employer in the United States is any of the following, then your employer is related to you. How to revise tax return You must count any days you performed services in the United States for that employer as days of presence in the United States. How to revise tax return Members of your family. How to revise tax return This includes only your brothers and sisters, half-brothers and half-sisters, spouse, ancestors (parents, grandparents, etc. How to revise tax return ), and lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, etc. How to revise tax return ). How to revise tax return A partnership in which you directly or indirectly own more than 50% of the capital interest or the profits interest. How to revise tax return A corporation in which you directly or indirectly own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock. How to revise tax return (See Publication 550, chapter 4, Constructive ownership of stock, for how to determine whether you directly or indirectly own outstanding stock. How to revise tax return ) A tax-exempt charitable or educational organization that is directly or indirectly controlled, in any manner or by any method, by you or by a member of your family, whether or not this control is legally enforceable. How to revise tax return Date of tax expatriation. How to revise tax return   For purposes of U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return tax rules, the date of your expatriation or termination of residency is the later of the dates on which you perform the following actions. How to revise tax return You notify either the Department of State or the Department of Homeland Security (whichever is appropriate) of your expatriating act or termination of residency. How to revise tax return You file Form 8854 in accordance with the form instructions. How to revise tax return Annual return. How to revise tax return   If the expatriation tax applies to you, you must file Form 8854 each year during the 10-year period following the date of expatriation. How to revise tax return You must file this form even if you owe no U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return tax. How to revise tax return Penalty. How to revise tax return   If you fail to file Form 8854 for any tax year, fail to include all information required to be shown on the form, or include incorrect information, you may have to pay a penalty of $10,000. How to revise tax return You will not have to pay a penalty if you show that the failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect. How to revise tax return How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriated Before June 17, 2008) If the expatriation tax applies to you, you are generally subject to tax on your U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source gross income and gains on a net basis at the graduated rates applicable to individuals (with allowable deductions) unless you would be subject to a higher tax under the 30% tax (discussed earlier) on income not connected with a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return trade or business. How to revise tax return For this purpose, U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source gross income (defined in chapter 2) includes gains from the sale or exchange of: Property (other than stock or debt obligations) located in the United States, Stock issued by a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return domestic corporation, and Debt obligations of U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return persons or of the United States, a state or political subdivision thereof, or the District of Columbia. How to revise tax return U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source income also includes any income or gain derived from stock in certain controlled foreign corporations if you owned, or were considered to own, at any time during the 2-year period ending on the date of expatriation, more than 50% of: The total combined voting power of all classes of that corporation's stock, or The total value of the stock. How to revise tax return The income or gain is considered U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source income only to the extent of your share of earnings and profits earned or accumulated before the date of expatriation and during the periods you met the ownership requirements discussed above. How to revise tax return Any exchange of property is treated as a sale of the property at its fair market value on the date of the exchange and any gain is treated as U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source gross income in the tax year of the exchange unless you enter into a gain recognition agreement under Notice 97-19. How to revise tax return Other information. How to revise tax return   For more information on the expatriation tax provisions, including exceptions to the tax and special U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return source rules, see section 877 of the Internal Revenue Code. How to revise tax return Expatriation Tax Return If you expatriated or terminated your U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return residency, or you are subject to the expatriation tax, you must file Form 8854, Initial and Annual Expatriation Statement. How to revise tax return Attach it to Form 1040NR if you are required to file that form. How to revise tax return If you are present in the United States following your expatriation and are subject to tax as a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizen or resident, file Form 8854 with Form 1040. How to revise tax return Expatriation After June 16, 2008 If you expatriated after June 16, 2008, the expatriation rules apply to you if you meet any of the following conditions. How to revise tax return Your average annual net income tax for the 5 years ending before the date of expatriation or termination of residency is more than: $139,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2008. How to revise tax return $145,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2009 or 2010. How to revise tax return $147,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2011. How to revise tax return $151,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2012. How to revise tax return $155,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2013. How to revise tax return Your net worth is $2 million or more on the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. How to revise tax return You fail to certify on Form 8854 that you have complied with all U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return federal tax obligations for the 5 years preceding the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. How to revise tax return Exception for dual-citizens and certain minors. How to revise tax return   Certain dual-citizens and certain minors (defined next) are not subject to the expatriation tax even if they meet (1) or (2) above. How to revise tax return However, they still must provide the certification required in (3) above. How to revise tax return Certain dual-citizens. How to revise tax return   You may qualify for the exception described above if both of the following apply. How to revise tax return You became at birth a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizen and a citizen of another country and you continue to be a citizen of, and are taxed as a resident of, that other country. How to revise tax return You have been a resident of the United States for not more than 10 years during the 15-year tax period ending with the tax year during which the expatriation occurs. How to revise tax return For the purpose of determining U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return residency, use the substantial presence test described in chapter 1. How to revise tax return Certain minors. How to revise tax return   You may qualify for the exception described earlier if you meet both of the following requirements. How to revise tax return You expatriated before you were 18½. How to revise tax return You have been a resident of the United States for not more than 10 tax years before the expatriation occurs. How to revise tax return For the purpose of determining U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return residency, use the substantial presence test described in chapter 1. How to revise tax return Expatriation date. How to revise tax return   Your expatriation date is the date you relinquish U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizenship (in the case of a former citizen) or terminate your long-term residency (in the case of a former U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return resident). How to revise tax return Former U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizen. How to revise tax return   You are considered to have relinquished your U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizenship on the earliest of the following dates. How to revise tax return The date you renounced U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return citizenship before a diplomatic or consular officer of the United States (provided that the voluntary renouncement was later confirmed by the issuance of a certificate of loss of nationality). How to revise tax return The date you furnished to the State Department a signed statement of voluntary relinquishment of U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return nationality confirming the performance of an expatriating act (provided that the voluntary relinquishment was later confirmed by the issuance of a certificate of loss of nationality). How to revise tax return The date the State Department issued a certificate of loss of nationality. How to revise tax return The date that a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return court canceled your certificate of naturalization. How to revise tax return Former long-term resident. How to revise tax return   You are considered to have terminated your long-term residency on the earliest of the following dates. How to revise tax return The date you voluntarily relinquished your lawful permanent resident status by filing Department of Homeland Security Form I-407 with a U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return consular or immigration officer, and the Department of Homeland Security determined that you have, in fact, abandoned your lawful permanent resident status. How to revise tax return The date you became subject to a final administrative order for your removal from the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act and you actually left the United States as a result of that order. How to revise tax return If you were a dual resident of the United States and a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty, the date you began to be treated as a resident of that country and you determined that, for purposes of the treaty, you are a resident of the treaty country and notify the IRS of that treatment on Forms 8833 and 8854. How to revise tax return See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1 for more information about dual residents. How to revise tax return How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriate After June 16, 2008) In the year you expatriate, you are subject to income tax on the net unrealized gain (or loss) in your property as if the property had been sold for its fair market value on the day before your expatriation date (“mark-to-market tax”). How to revise tax return This applies to most types of property interests you held on the date of relinquishment of citizenship or termination of residency. How to revise tax return But see Exceptions , later. How to revise tax return Gains arising from deemed sales must be taken into account for the tax year of the deemed sale without regard to other U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return internal revenue laws. How to revise tax return Losses from deemed sales must be taken into account to the extent otherwise provided under U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return internal revenue laws. How to revise tax return However, Internal Revenue Code section 1091 (relating to the disallowance of losses on wash sales of stock and securities) does not apply. How to revise tax return The net gain that you otherwise must include in your income is reduced (but not below zero) by: $600,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency before January 1, 2009. How to revise tax return $626,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2009. How to revise tax return $627,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2010. How to revise tax return $636,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2011. How to revise tax return $651,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2012. How to revise tax return $668,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2013. How to revise tax return Exceptions. How to revise tax return   The mark-to-market tax does not apply to the following. How to revise tax return Eligible deferred compensation items. How to revise tax return Ineligible deferred compensation items. How to revise tax return Interests in nongrantor trusts. How to revise tax return Specified tax deferred accounts. How to revise tax return Instead, items (1) and (3) may be subject to withholding at source. How to revise tax return In the case of item (2), you are treated as receiving the present value of your accrued benefit as of the day before the expatriation date. How to revise tax return In the case of item (4), you are treated as receiving a distribution of your entire interest in the account on the day before your expatriation date. How to revise tax return See paragraphs (d), (e), and (f) of section 877A for more information. How to revise tax return Expatriation Tax Return If you expatriated or terminated your U. How to revise tax return S. How to revise tax return residency, or you are subject to the expatriation rules (as discussed earlier in the first paragraph under Expatriation After June 16, 2008), you must file Form 8854. How to revise tax return Attach it to Form 1040 or Form 1040NR if you are required to file either of those forms. How to revise tax return Deferral of payment of mark-to-market tax. How to revise tax return   You can make an irrevocable election to defer payment of the mark-to-market tax imposed on the deemed sale of property. How to revise tax return If you make this election, the following rules apply. How to revise tax return You can make the election on a property-by-property basis. How to revise tax return The deferred tax attributable to a particular property is due on the return for the tax year in which you dispose of the property. How to revise tax return Interest is charged for the period the tax is deferred. How to revise tax return The due date for the payment of the deferred tax cannot be extended beyond the earlier of the following dates. How to revise tax return The due date of the return required for the year of death. How to revise tax return The time that the security provided for the property fails to be adequate. How to revise tax return See item (6) below. How to revise tax return You make the election on Form 8854. How to revise tax return You must provide adequate security (such as a bond). 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How to revise tax return Publication 4492-B - Main Content Table of Contents DefinitionsMidwestern Disaster Areas Applicable Disaster Date Charitable Giving IncentivesTemporary Suspension of Limits on Charitable Contributions Standard Mileage Rate for Charitable Use of Vehicles Mileage Reimbursements to Charitable Volunteers Casualty and Theft LossesTime limit for making election. How to revise tax return Replacement Period for Nonrecognition of Gain Net Operating Losses IRAs and Other Retirement PlansDefinitions Taxation of Qualified Disaster Recovery Assistance Distributions Repayment of Qualified Disaster Recovery Assistance Distributions Repayment of Qualified Distributions for the Purchase or Construction of a Main Home Loans From Qualified Plans Additional Tax Relief for IndividualsEarned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit Additional Exemption for Housing Individuals Displaced by the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, or Flooding Education Credits Recapture of Federal Mortgage Subsidy Exclusion of Certain Cancellations of Indebtedness by Reason of the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, or Flooding Tax Relief for Temporary Relocation Additional Tax Relief for BusinessesEmployee Retention Credit Employer Housing Credit and Exclusion Demolition and Clean-up Costs Increase in Rehabilitation Tax Credit Request for Copy or Transcript of Tax Return How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). How to revise tax return Definitions The following definitions are used throughout this publication. How to revise tax return Midwestern Disaster Areas A Midwestern disaster area is an area for which a major disaster was declared by the President during the period beginning on May 20, 2008, and ending on July 31, 2008, in the state of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, or Wisconsin, as a result of severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding that occurred on the applicable disaster date. How to revise tax return See Tables 1 and 2 for a list of the counties included in the Midwestern disaster areas. How to revise tax return Applicable Disaster Date The term “applicable disaster date” as used in this publication, refers to the date on which the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding occurred in the Midwestern disaster areas. How to revise tax return You will need to know this date when using this publication for the various tax provisions. How to revise tax return Table 1 The counties listed in Table 1 below are eligible for all tax provisions shown in this publication. How to revise tax return Applicable Disaster Dates* State Affected Counties—Midwestern Disaster Areas 05/02/2008through05/12/2008 Arkansas Arkansas, Benton, Cleburne, Conway, Crittenden, Grant, Lonoke, Mississippi, Phillips, Pulaski, Saline, and Van Buren. How to revise tax return 06/01/2008through07/22/2008 Illinois Adams, Calhoun, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Hancock, Henderson, Jasper, Jersey, Lake, Lawrence, Mercer, Rock Island, Whiteside, and Winnebago. How to revise tax return 05/30/2008through06/27/2008 Indiana Adams, Bartholomew, Brown, Clay, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Huntington, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Shelby, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo, Washington, and Wayne. How to revise tax return 05/25/2008through08/13/2008 Iowa Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cass, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clayton, Clinton, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Delaware, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, Page, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Scott, Story, Tama, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Worth, and Wright. How to revise tax return 05/10/2008through05/11/2008 Missouri Barry, Jasper, and Newton. How to revise tax return 06/01/2008through08/13/2008 Missouri Adair, Andrew, Callaway, Cass, Chariton, Clark, Gentry, Greene, Harrison, Holt, Johnson, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Nodaway, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, St. How to revise tax return Charles, Stone, Taney, Vernon, and Webster. How to revise tax return 05/22/2008through06/24/2008 Nebraska Buffalo, Butler, Colfax, Custer, Dawson, Douglas, Gage, Hamilton, Holt, Jefferson, Kearney, Lancaster, Platte, Richardson, Sarpy, and Saunders. How to revise tax return 06/05/2008through07/25/2008 Wisconsin Adams, Calumet, Crawford, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, La Crosse, Manitowoc, Marquette, Milwaukee, Monroe, Ozaukee, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Sheboygan, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, and Winnebago. How to revise tax return *For more details, go to www. How to revise tax return fema. How to revise tax return gov Table 2 The counties listed in Table 2 below are eligible for all of the special tax provisions shown in this publication except the following. How to revise tax return Charitable Giving Incentives. How to revise tax return Net Operating Losses. How to revise tax return Education Credits. How to revise tax return Recapture of Federal Mortgage Subsidy. How to revise tax return Tax Relief for Temporary Relocation. How to revise tax return Employee Retention Credit. How to revise tax return Employer Housing Credit and Exclusion. How to revise tax return Demolition and Clean-up Costs. How to revise tax return Increase in Rehabilitation Credit. How to revise tax return Applicable Disaster Dates* State Affected Counties—Midwestern Disaster Areas 06/01/2008through07/22/2008 Illinois Greene, Madison, Monroe, Pike, Randolph, St. How to revise tax return Clair, and Scott. How to revise tax return 05/30/2008through06/27/2008 Indiana Benton, Boone, Fountain, Franklin, Jay, Montgomery, Ohio, Switzerland, Union, and Wabash. How to revise tax return 05/25/2008through08/13/2008 Iowa Carroll, Cherokee, Lyon, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Taylor, and Wayne. How to revise tax return 05/22/2008through06/16/2008 Kansas Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Brown, Butler, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Decatur, Dickinson, Edwards, Elk, Ellis, Ellsworth, Franklin, Gove, Graham, Harper, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jackson, Jewell, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, Linn, Logan, Mitchell, Montgomery, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Pawnee, Phillips, Pratt, Reno, Republic, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Saline, Seward, Sheridan, Smith, Stafford, Sumner, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, and Wilson. How to revise tax return 06/06/2008through06/13/2008 Michigan Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Missaukee, Osceola, Ottawa, Saginaw, and Wexford. How to revise tax return 06/06/2008through06/12/2008 Minnesota Cook, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, and Nobles. How to revise tax return 06/01/2008through08/13/2008 Missouri Atchison, Audrain, Bates, Buchanan, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Christian, Daviess, Grundy, Howard, Jefferson, Knox, Mercer, Miller, Mississippi, Morgan, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Pettis, Platte, Polk, Randolph, Ray, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. How to revise tax return Genevieve, St. How to revise tax return Louis, the Independent City of St. How to revise tax return Louis, Scott, Sullivan, and Worth. How to revise tax return 04/23/2008through04/26/2008 Nebraska Gage, Johnson, Morrill, Nemaha, and Pawnee. How to revise tax return 05/22/2008through06/24/2008 Nebraska Adams, Blaine, Boone, Boyd, Brown, Burt, Cass, Chase, Cherry, Cuming, Dundy, Fillmore, Frontier, Furnas, Garfield, Gosper, Greeley, Hall, Hayes, Howard, Johnson, Keya Paha, Lincoln, Logan, Loup, Merrick, McPherson, Morrill, Nance, Nemaha, Otoe, Phelps, Polk, Red Willow, Rock, Saline, Seward, Sherman, Stanton, Thayer, Thomas, Thurston, Valley, Webster, Wheeler, and York. How to revise tax return 06/27/2008 Nebraska Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Saunders. How to revise tax return 06/05/2008through07/25/2008 Wisconsin Lafayette. How to revise tax return * For more details, go to www. How to revise tax return fema. How to revise tax return gov Charitable Giving Incentives Temporary Suspension of Limits on Charitable Contributions This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. How to revise tax return Individuals. How to revise tax return   Qualified contributions are not subject to the overall limit on itemized deductions or the 50% of adjusted gross income (AGI) limit. How to revise tax return A qualified contribution is a charitable contribution paid in cash or by check to a 50% limit organization if you make an election to have the 50% limit not apply to these contributions. How to revise tax return   A qualified contribution must also meet all of the following requirements. How to revise tax return Be paid after May 1, 2008, and before January 1, 2009. How to revise tax return The contribution must be for relief efforts in one or more Midwestern disaster areas. How to revise tax return Documentation must be provided by the donee organization that the contribution was used (or will be used) for relief efforts in one or more Midwestern disaster areas. How to revise tax return   Your deduction for qualified contributions is limited to your AGI minus your deduction for all other charitable contributions. How to revise tax return You can carry over any contributions you are not able to deduct for 2008 because of this limit. How to revise tax return In 2009, the carryover of your unused qualified contributions is subject to the 50% of AGI limit. How to revise tax return Exception. How to revise tax return   Qualified contributions do not include contributions to certain private foundations described in section 509(a)(3) or contributions for the establishment of a new, or maintenance of an existing, donor advised fund. How to revise tax return Corporations. How to revise tax return   A corporation can elect to deduct qualified cash contributions without regard to the 10% of taxable income limit if the contributions were paid after May 1, 2008, and before January 1, 2009, to a qualified charitable organization (other than certain private foundations described in section 509(a)(3) or contributions for the establishment of a new, or maintenance of an existing, donor advised fund), for relief efforts in one or more Midwestern disaster areas. How to revise tax return Documentation must be provided by the donee organization that the contribution was used (or will be used) for relief efforts in one or more Midwestern disaster areas. How to revise tax return The corporation's deduction for these qualified contributions is limited to 100% of taxable income (as modified for the 10% limit) minus the corporation's deduction for all other charitable contributions. How to revise tax return Any qualified contributions over this limit can be carried over to the next 5 years, subject to the 10% of taxable income limit. How to revise tax return Partners and shareholders. How to revise tax return   Each partner in a partnership and each shareholder in an S corporation must make a separate election to have the appropriate limit not apply. How to revise tax return More information. How to revise tax return   For more information, see Publication 526 or Publication 542, Corporations. How to revise tax return Publication 526 includes a worksheet you can use to figure your deduction if any limits apply to your charitable contributions. How to revise tax return Standard Mileage Rate for Charitable Use of Vehicles This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. How to revise tax return The following are special standard mileage rates in effect for 2008 for the cost of operating your vehicle for providing charitable services related only to the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. How to revise tax return 36 cents per mile for the period beginning on the applicable disaster date through June 30, 2008. How to revise tax return 41 cents per mile for the period July 1 through December 31, 2008. How to revise tax return Mileage Reimbursements to Charitable Volunteers This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. How to revise tax return You can exclude from income amounts you receive as mileage reimbursements for the use of a private passenger vehicle for the benefit of a qualified charitable organization in providing relief related to the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding during the period beginning on the applicable disaster date, and ending on December 31, 2008. How to revise tax return You cannot claim a deduction or credit for amounts you exclude. How to revise tax return You must keep records of miles driven, time, place (or use), and purpose of the mileage. How to revise tax return The amount you can exclude cannot exceed the standard business mileage rate (shown below) for expenses incurred during the following periods. How to revise tax return 50. How to revise tax return 5 cents per mile for the period beginning on the applicable disaster date through June 30, 2008. How to revise tax return 58. How to revise tax return 5 cents per mile for the period July 1 through December 31, 2008. How to revise tax return Casualty and Theft Losses This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. How to revise tax return The following paragraphs explain changes to casualty and theft losses that were caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding in the Midwestern disaster areas. How to revise tax return For more information, see Publication 547. How to revise tax return Limits on personal casualty or theft losses. How to revise tax return   Losses of personal use property that arose in a Midwestern disaster area on or after the applicable disaster date are not subject to the $100 or 10% of AGI limits. How to revise tax return Qualifying losses include losses from casualties and thefts that arose in a Midwestern disaster area that were attributable to the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. How to revise tax return When completing Form 4684, do not include on line 17 any losses that arose in a Midwestern disaster area. How to revise tax return A loss arising in a Midwestern disaster area is not considered a loss attributable to a federally declared disaster for purposes of that line and cannot be added to your standard deduction. How to revise tax return When to deduct the loss. How to revise tax return   Casualty and theft losses are generally deductible only in the year the casualty occurred or the theft was discovered. How to revise tax return However, you can elect to deduct losses caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding on your return for the prior year. How to revise tax return Special instructions for individuals who elect to claim a Midwestern disaster area casualty or theft loss for 2007. How to revise tax return   Individuals filing or amending their 2007 tax return for casualty or theft losses that were attributable to the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding should: Enter “Midwestern Disaster Area” at the top of Form 1040 or Form 1040X, and Complete the 2008 version of Form 4684. How to revise tax return Cross out “2008” and enter “2007” at the top of Form 4684. How to revise tax return Time limit for making election. How to revise tax return   You must make this election to claim your casualty or theft loss in 2007 by the later of the following dates. How to revise tax return The due date (without extensions) for filing your 2008 income tax return. How to revise tax return The due date (with extensions) for filing your 2007 income tax return. How to revise tax return Example. How to revise tax return If you are a calendar year individual taxpayer, you have until April 15, 2009, to amend your 2007 tax return to claim a casualty or theft loss that occurred during 2008. How to revise tax return Replacement Period for Nonrecognition of Gain This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. How to revise tax return Generally, an involuntary conversion occurs when property is damaged, destroyed, stolen, seized, requisitioned, or condemned, and you receive other property or money in payment, such as insurance or a condemnation award. How to revise tax return Generally, you do not have to report a gain (if any) if you replace the property within 2 years (4 years for a main home in a federally declared disaster area). How to revise tax return However, for property that was involuntarily converted on or after the applicable disaster date, as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding, a 5-year replacement period applies if substantially all of the use of the replacement property is in a Midwestern disaster area. How to revise tax return For more information, see the Instructions for Form 4684. How to revise tax return Net Operating Losses This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. How to revise tax return Qualified disaster recovery assistance loss. How to revise tax return   Generally, you can carry a net operating loss (NOL) back to the 2 tax years before the NOL year. How to revise tax return However, the portion of an NOL that is a qualified disaster recovery assistance loss can be carried back to the 5 tax years before the NOL year. How to revise tax return In addition, the 90% limit on the alternative tax NOL deduction (ATNOLD) does not apply to such portion of the ATNOLD. How to revise tax return   A qualified disaster recovery assistance loss is the smaller of: The excess of the NOL for the year over the specified liability loss for the year to which a 10-year carryback applies, or The total of the following deductions (to the extent they are taken into account in computing the NOL for the tax year): Qualified disaster recovery assistance casualty loss (as defined below), Moving expenses paid or incurred on or after the applicable disaster date, and before January 1, 2011, for the employment of an individual whose main home was in a Midwestern disaster area before the applicable disaster date, who was unable to remain in that home because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding, and whose main job location (after the move) is in a Midwestern disaster area, Temporary housing expenses paid or incurred on or after the applicable disaster date, and before January 1, 2011, to house employees of the taxpayer whose main job location is in a Midwestern disaster area, Depreciation or amortization allowable for any qualified disaster recovery assistance property (even if you elected not to claim the special disaster recovery assistance depreciation allowance for such property) for the year placed in service, and Repair expenses (including expenses for the removal of debris) paid or incurred on or after the applicable disaster date, and before January 1, 2011, for any damage from the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding to property located in a Midwestern disaster area. How to revise tax return Qualified disaster recovery assistance casualty loss. How to revise tax return   A qualified disaster recovery assistance casualty loss is any deductible section 1231 loss of property located in a Midwestern disaster area if the loss was caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. How to revise tax return For this purpose, the amount of the loss is reduced by any recognized gain from an involuntary conversion caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding of property located in a Midwestern disaster area. How to revise tax return Any such loss taken into account in figuring your qualified disaster recovery assistance loss is not eligible for the election to be treated as having occurred in the previous tax year. How to revise tax return More information. How to revise tax return   For more information on NOLs, see Publication 536 or Publication 542, Corporations. How to revise tax return IRAs and Other Retirement Plans New rules provide for tax-favored withdrawals, repayments, and loans from certain retirement plans for taxpayers who suffered economic losses as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. How to revise tax return Definitions Qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution. How to revise tax return   A qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution is any distribution you received from an eligible retirement plan if all of the following apply. How to revise tax return The distribution was made on or after the applicable disaster date and before January 1, 2010. How to revise tax return Your main home was located in a Midwestern disaster area on the applicable disaster date. How to revise tax return You sustained an economic loss because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding and your main home was in a Midwestern disaster area on the applicable disaster date. How to revise tax return Examples of an economic loss include, but are not limited to: Loss, damage to, or destruction of real or personal property from fire, flooding, looting, vandalism, theft, wind, or other cause; Loss related to displacement from your home; or Loss of livelihood due to temporary or permanent layoffs. How to revise tax return   If (1) through (3) above apply, you can generally designate any distribution (including periodic payments and required minimum distributions) from an eligible retirement plan as a qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution, regardless of whether the distribution was made on account of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. How to revise tax return Qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions are permitted without regard to your need or the actual amount of your economic loss. How to revise tax return   The total of your qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions from all plans is limited to $100,000. How to revise tax return If you have distributions in excess of $100,000 from more than one type of plan, such as a 401(k) plan and an IRA, you can allocate the $100,000 limit among the plans any way you choose. How to revise tax return   A reduction or offset (on or after the applicable disaster date) of your account balance in an eligible retirement plan in order to repay a loan can also be designated as a qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution. How to revise tax return Eligible retirement plan. How to revise tax return   An eligible retirement plan can be any of the following. How to revise tax return A qualified pension, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plan (including a 401(k) plan). How to revise tax return A qualified annuity plan. How to revise tax return A tax-sheltered annuity contract. How to revise tax return A governmental section 457 deferred compensation plan. How to revise tax return A traditional, SEP, SIMPLE, or Roth IRA. How to revise tax return Main home. How to revise tax return   Generally, your main home is the home where you live most of the time. How to revise tax return A temporary absence due to special circumstances, such as illness, education, business, military service, evacuation, or vacation, will not change your main home. How to revise tax return Taxation of Qualified Disaster Recovery Assistance Distributions This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. How to revise tax return Qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions are included in income in equal amounts over three years. How to revise tax return However, if you elect, you can include the entire distribution in your income in the year it was received. How to revise tax return Qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions are not subject to the additional 10% tax (or the additional 25% tax for certain distributions from SIMPLE IRAs) on early distributions from qualified retirement plans (including IRAs). How to revise tax return However, any distributions you receive in excess of the $100,000 qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution limit may be subject to the additional tax on early distributions. How to revise tax return For more information, see Form 8930. How to revise tax return Repayment of Qualified Disaster Recovery Assistance Distributions This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. How to revise tax return If you choose, you generally can repay any portion of a qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution that is eligible for tax-free rollover treatment to an eligible retirement plan. How to revise tax return Also, you can repay a qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution made on account of a hardship from a retirement plan. How to revise tax return However, see Exceptions later for qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions you cannot repay. How to revise tax return You have three years from the day after the date you received the distribution to make a repayment. How to revise tax return Amounts that are repaid are treated as a qualified rollover and are not included in income. How to revise tax return Also, a repayment of a qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution to an IRA is not counted when figuring the one-rollover-per-year limitation. How to revise tax return See Form 8930 for more information on how to report repayments. How to revise tax return Exceptions. How to revise tax return   You cannot repay the following types of distributions. How to revise tax return Qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions received as a beneficiary (other than a surviving spouse). How to revise tax return Required minimum distributions. How to revise tax return Periodic payments (other than from an IRA) that are for: A period of 10 years or more, Your life or life expectancy, or The joint lives or joint life expectancies of you and your beneficiary. How to revise tax return Repayment of Qualified Distributions for the Purchase or Construction of a Main Home This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. How to revise tax return If you received a qualified distribution to purchase or construct a main home in a Midwestern disaster area, you can repay part or all of that distribution on or after the applicable disaster date, but no later than March 3, 2009, to an eligible retirement plan. How to revise tax return For this purpose, an eligible retirement plan is any plan, annuity, or IRA to which a qualified rollover can be made. How to revise tax return To be a qualified distribution, the distribution must meet all of the following requirements. How to revise tax return The distribution is a hardship distribution from a 401(k) plan, a hardship distribution from a tax-sheltered annuity contract, or a qualified first-time homebuyer distribution from an IRA. How to revise tax return The distribution was received after the date that was 6 months before the day after the applicable disaster date. How to revise tax return The distribution was to be used to purchase or construct a main home in a Midwestern disaster area that was not purchased or constructed because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. How to revise tax return Amounts that are repaid before March 4, 2009, are treated as a qualified rollover and are not included in income. How to revise tax return Also, a repayment of a qualified distribution to an IRA is not counted when figuring the one-rollover-per-year limitation. How to revise tax return A qualified distribution not repaid before March 4, 2009, may be taxable for 2007 or 2008 and subject to the additional 10% tax (or the additional 25% tax for certain SIMPLE IRAs) on early distributions. How to revise tax return You must file Form 8930 if you received a qualified distribution that you repaid, in whole or in part, before March 4, 2009. How to revise tax return Loans From Qualified Plans This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. How to revise tax return The following benefits are available to qualified individuals. How to revise tax return Increases to the limits for distributions treated as loans from employer plans. How to revise tax return A 1-year suspension for payments due on plan loans. How to revise tax return Qualified individual. How to revise tax return   You are a qualified individual if your main home was located in a Midwestern disaster area on the applicable disaster date and you had an economic loss because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. How to revise tax return Examples of an economic loss include, but are not limited to: Loss, damage to, or destruction of real or personal property from fire, flooding, looting, vandalism, theft, wind, or other cause; Loss related to displacement from your home; or Loss of livelihood due to temporary or permanent layoffs. How to revise tax return Limits on plan loans. How to revise tax return   The $50,000 limit for distributions treated as plan loans is increased to $100,000. How to revise tax return In addition, the limit based on 50% of your vested accrued benefit is increased to 100% of that benefit. How to revise tax return If your main home was located in a Midwestern disaster area, the higher limits apply only to loans received during the period beginning on October 3, 2008, and ending on December 31, 2009. How to revise tax return One-year suspension of loan payments. How to revise tax return   Payments on plan loans outstanding on or after the applicable disaster date, may be suspended for 1 year by the plan administrator. How to revise tax return To qualify for the suspension, the due date for any loan payment must occur during the period beginning on the applicable disaster date and ending on December 31, 2009. How to revise tax return Additional Tax Relief for Individuals Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. How to revise tax return You can elect to use your 2007 earned income to figure your earned income credit (EIC) and additional child tax credit for 2008 if: Your 2008 earned income is less than your 2007 earned income, and At least one of the following statements is true. How to revise tax return Your main home on the applicable disaster date was in a Midwestern disaster area as shown in Table 1. How to revise tax return Your main home on the applicable disaster date was in a Midwestern disaster area as shown in Table 2, and you were displaced from that home because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. How to revise tax return Earned income. How to revise tax return    For the purpose of this election, your earned income for both the EIC and the additional child tax credit is the amount of earned income used to figure your EIC, even if you did not take the EIC and even if that amount is different than your earned income for the additional child tax credit. How to revise tax return If you are claiming only the additional child tax credit, you must figure the amount of your earned income for EIC purposes to determine your eligibility to make the election and the amount of the credit. How to revise tax return Joint returns. How to revise tax return   If you file a joint return, you qualify to make this election even if only one spouse meets the requirements. How to revise tax return If you make the election, your 2007 earned income is the sum of your 2007 earned income and your spouse's 2007 earned income. How to revise tax return Making the election. How to revise tax return   If you make the election to use your 2007 earned income, the election applies for figuring both the EIC and the additional child tax credit. How to revise tax return However, you can make the election for the additional child tax credit even if you do not take the EIC. How to revise tax return   Electing to use your 2007 earned income can increase or decrease your EIC. How to revise tax return Take the following steps to decide whether to make the election. How to revise tax return Figure your 2008 EIC using your 2007 earned income. How to revise tax return Figure your 2008 additional child tax credit using your 2007 earned income for EIC purposes. How to revise tax return Add the results of (1) and (2). How to revise tax return Figure your 2008 EIC using your 2008 earned income. How to revise tax return Figure your 2008 additional child tax credit using your 2008 earned income for additional child tax credit purposes. How to revise tax return Add the results of (4) and (5). How to revise tax return Compare the results of (3) and (6). How to revise tax return If (3) is larger than (6), it is to your benefit to make the election. How to revise tax return If (3) is equal to or smaller than (6), making the election will not help you. How to revise tax return   If you elect to use your 2007 earned income and you are claiming the EIC, enter “PYEI” and the amount of your 2007 earned income on the dotted line next to line 64a of Form 1040, on the line next to line 40a of Form 1040A, or in the space to the left of line 8a of Form 1040EZ. How to revise tax return   If you elect to use your 2007 earned income and you are claiming the additional child tax credit, enter your 2007 earned income for EIC purposes (even if you did not claim the EIC) on Form 8812, Additional Child Tax Credit, line 4a, and check the box on that line. How to revise tax return Getting your 2007 tax return information. How to revise tax return   If you do not have your 2007 tax records, you can get the amount of earned income used to figure your 2007 EIC by calling 1-866-562-5227. How to revise tax return You can also get this information by visiting the IRS website at www. How to revise tax return irs. How to revise tax return gov. How to revise tax return   If you prefer to figure your 2007 earned income yourself, copies or transcripts of your filed and processed tax returns can help you reconstruct your tax records. How to revise tax return See Request for Copy or Transcript of Tax Return on page 11. How to revise tax return Additional Exemption for Housing Individuals Displaced by the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, or Flooding This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. How to revise tax return You can claim an additional exemption amount of $500 for providing housing in your main home for each individual displaced by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. How to revise tax return The additional exemption amount is claimed on Form 8914. How to revise tax return You can claim an additional exemption amount only one time for a specific individual. How to revise tax return If you claimed an additional exemption amount for an individual in 2008, you cannot claim that amount again for the same individual in 2009. How to revise tax return The maximum additional exemption amount you can claim for all displaced individuals is $2,000. How to revise tax return Any additional exemption amount you claimed for displaced individuals in 2008 will reduce the $2,000 maximum for 2009. How to revise tax return The $2,000 limit applies to a husband and wife, whether the husband and wife file joint returns or separate returns. How to revise tax return If married filing separately, the $2,000 can be divided in $500 increments between the spouses. How to revise tax return For example, if one spouse claims an additional exemption amount for one displaced individual, the other spouse, if otherwise eligible, can claim additional exemption amounts for three different displaced individuals. How to revise tax return If two or more taxpayers share the same main home, only one taxpayer in that main home can claim the additional exemption amount for a specific displaced individual. How to revise tax return In order for you to be considered to have provided housing, you must have a legal interest in the main home (that is, own or rent the home). How to revise tax return To qualify as a displaced individual, the individual: Must have had his or her main home in a Midwestern disaster area on the applicable disaster date, and he or she must have been displaced from that home. How to revise tax return If the individual's main home was located in a Midwestern disaster area as shown in Table 2, that home must have been damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding or the individual must have been evacuated from that home because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding, Must have been provided housing in your main home for a period of at least 60 consecutive days ending in the tax year in which the exemption is claimed, and Cannot be your spouse or dependent. How to revise tax return You cannot claim the additional exemption amount if you received rent (or any other amount) from any source for providing the housing. How to revise tax return You are permitted to receive payments or reimbursements that do not relate to normal housing costs, including the following. How to revise tax return Food, clothing, or personal items consumed or used by the displaced individual. How to revise tax return Reimbursement for the cost of any long distance telephone calls made by the displaced individual. How to revise tax return Reimbursement for the cost of gasoline for the displaced individual's use of your vehicle. How to revise tax return However, you cannot claim the additional exemption amount if you received any reimbursement for the extra costs of heat, electricity, or water used by the displaced individual. How to revise tax return Also, you must report on Form 8914 the displaced individual's social security number or individual taxpayer identification number to claim an additional exemption amount. How to revise tax return For more information, see Form 8914. How to revise tax return Education Credits This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. How to revise tax return The education credits have been expanded for students attending an eligible educational institution located in a Midwestern disaster area (Midwestern disaster area students) for any tax year beginning in 2008 or 2009. How to revise tax return The Hope credit for a Midwestern disaster area student is increased to 100% of the first $2,400 in qualified education expenses and 50% of the next $2,400 of qualified education expenses for a maximum credit of $3,600 per student. How to revise tax return The lifetime learning credit rate for a Midwestern disaster area student is increased from 20% to 40%. How to revise tax return The definition of qualified education expenses for a Midwestern disaster area student also has been expanded. How to revise tax return This expanded definition also applies to the tuition and fees deduction claimed on Form 8917. How to revise tax return In addition to tuition and fees required for the student's enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution, qualified education expenses for a Midwestern disaster area student include the following. How to revise tax return Books, supplies, and equipment required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution. How to revise tax return For a special needs student, expenses that are necessary for that person's enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution. How to revise tax return For a student who is at least a half-time student, the reasonable costs of room and board, but only to the extent that the costs are not more than the greater of the following two amounts. How to revise tax return The allowance for room and board, as determined by the eligible educational institution, that was included in the cost of attendance (for federal financial aid purposes) for a particular academic period and living arrangement of the student. How to revise tax return The actual amount charged if the student is residing in housing owned or operated by the eligible educational institution. How to revise tax return You will need to contact the eligible educational institution for qualified room and board costs. How to revise tax return For more information, see Form 8863. How to revise tax return See Form 8917 for the tuition and fees deduction. How to revise tax return Recapture of Federal Mortgage Subsidy This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. How to revise tax return Generally, if you financed your home under a federally subsidized program (loans from tax-exempt qualified mortgage bonds or loans with mortgage credit certificates), you may have to recapture all or part of the benefit you received from that program when you sell or otherwise dispose of your home. How to revise tax return However, you do not have to recapture any benefit if your mortgage loan was a qualified home improvement loan of not more than $15,000. How to revise tax return This amount is increased to $150,000 if the loan was provided before 2011 and was used to alter, repair, or improve an existing owner-occupied residence in a Midwestern disaster area as shown in Table 1. How to revise tax return Exclusion of Certain Cancellations of Indebtedness by Reason of the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, or Flooding This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. How to revise tax return Generally, discharges of nonbusiness debts (such as mortgages) made on or after the applicable disaster date and before January 1, 2010, are excluded from income for individuals whose main home was in a Midwestern disaster area on the applicable disaster date. How to revise tax return If the individual's main home was located in a Midwestern disaster area as shown in Table 2, the individual also must have had an economic loss because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. How to revise tax return Examples of an economic loss include, but are not limited to: Loss, damage to, or destruction of real or personal property from fire, flooding, looting, vandalism, theft, wind, or other cause; Loss related to displacement from your home; or Loss of livelihood due to temporary or permanent layoffs. How to revise tax return This relief does not apply to any debt secured by real property located outside a Midwestern disaster area. How to revise tax return You may also have to reduce certain tax attributes by the amount excluded. How to revise tax return For more information, see Form 982, Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness (and Section 1082 Basis Adjustment). How to revise tax return Tax Relief for Temporary Relocation This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. How to revise tax return The IRS can adjust the internal revenue laws to ensure that taxpayers do not lose a deduction or credit or experience a change of filing status in 2008 or 2009 as a result of a temporary relocation caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. How to revise tax return However, any such adjustment must ensure that an individual is not taken into account by more than one taxpayer for the same tax benefit. How to revise tax return The IRS has exercised this authority as follows. How to revise tax return In determining whether you furnished over one-half of the cost of maintaining a household, you can exclude from total household costs any assistance received from the government or charitable organizations because you were temporarily relocated as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. How to revise tax return In determining whether you provided more than one-half of an individual's support, you can disregard any assistance received from the government or charitable organizations because you were temporarily relocated as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. How to revise tax return You can treat as a student an individual who enrolled in school before the applicable disaster date, and who is unable to attend classes because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding, for each month of the enrollment period that individual is prevented by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding from attending school as planned. How to revise tax return Additional Tax Relief for Businesses Employee Retention Credit This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. How to revise tax return An eligible employer who conducted an active trade or business in a Midwestern disaster area can claim the employee retention credit. How to revise tax return The credit is 40% of qualified wages for each eligible employee (up to a maximum of $6,000 in qualified wages per employee). How to revise tax return Generally, you must reduce your deduction for salaries and wages by the amount of this credit (before the tax liability limit). How to revise tax return Use Form 5884-A to claim the credit. How to revise tax return Employers affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. How to revise tax return   The following definitions apply to employers affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. How to revise tax return Eligible employer. How to revise tax return   For this purpose, an eligible employer is any employer who meets all of the following. How to revise tax return Employed an average of not more than 200 employees on business days during the tax year before the applicable disaster date. How to revise tax return Conducted an active trade or business on the applicable disaster date in a Midwestern disaster area. How to revise tax return Whose trade or business was inoperable on any day after the applicable disaster date and before January 1, 2009, because of the damage caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. How to revise tax return Eligible employee. How to revise tax return   For this purpose, an eligible employee is an employee whose principal place of employment on the applicable disaster date with such eligible employer was in a Midwestern disaster area. 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How to revise tax return    This includes wages paid even if the employee performed no services, performed services at a place of employment other than the principal place of employment, or performed services at the principal place of employment before significant operations resumed. How to revise tax return    Wages qualifying for the credit generally have the same meaning as wages subject to the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA). How to revise tax return Qualified wages also include amounts you paid for medical or hospitalization expenses in connection with sickness or accident disability. How to revise tax return Qualified wages for any employee must be reduced by the amount of any work supplementation payment you received under the Social Security Act. How to revise tax return   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 revise tax return For a special rule that applies to railroad employees, see section 51(h)(1)(B). How to revise tax return   Qualified wages do not include the following. How to revise tax return Wages paid to your dependent or a related individual. How to revise tax return See section 51(i)(1). How to revise tax return 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 revise tax return Wages for services of replacement workers during a strike or lockout. How to revise tax return   For more information, see Form 5884-A. How to revise tax return Employer Housing Credit and Exclusion This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. How to revise tax return An employer who conducted an active trade or business in a Midwestern disaster area can claim the employer housing credit. How to revise tax return The credit is equal to 30% of the value (up to $600 per month per employee) of in-kind lodging furnished to a qualified employee (and the employee's spouse or dependents) from November 1, 2008, through May 1, 2009. How to revise tax return The value of the lodging is excluded from the income of the qualified employee but is treated as wages for purposes of taxes imposed under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA). How to revise tax return Generally, you must reduce your deduction for salaries and wages by the amount of this credit (before the tax liability limit). How to revise tax return The employer must use Form 5884-A to claim the credit. How to revise tax return A qualified employee is an individual who had a main home in a Midwestern disaster area on the applicable disaster date, and who performs substantially all employment services in a Midwestern disaster area for the employer furnishing the lodging. How to revise tax return The employee cannot be your dependent or a related individual. How to revise tax return See section 51(i)(1). How to revise tax return For more information, see Form 5884-A. How to revise tax return Demolition and Clean-up Costs This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. How to revise tax return You can elect to deduct 50% of any qualified disaster 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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