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I need to amend my taxes Publication 15 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders Electronic Filing and Payment Forms in Spanish Hiring New Employees Paying Wages, Pensions, or Annuities Information Returns Nonpayroll Income Tax Withholding Recordkeeping Change of Business Address or Responsible Party Private Delivery Services Telephone Help Ordering Employer Tax Forms and Publications Filing Addresses Dishonored Payments Photographs of Missing Children Calendar Introduction Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 15 (Circular E), such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. I need to amend my taxes irs. I need to amend my taxes gov/pub15. I need to amend my taxes What's New Social security and Medicare tax for 2014. I need to amend my taxes  The social security tax rate is 6. I need to amend my taxes 2% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. I need to amend my taxes The social security wage base limit is $117,000. I need to amend my taxes The Medicare tax rate is 1. I need to amend my taxes 45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. I need to amend my taxes There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. I need to amend my taxes Social security and Medicare taxes apply to the wages of household workers you pay $1,900 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. I need to amend my taxes Social security and Medicare taxes apply to election workers who are paid $1,600 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. I need to amend my taxes 2014 withholdng tables. I need to amend my taxes  This publication includes the 2014 Percentage Method Tables and Wage Bracket Tables for Income Tax Withholding. I need to amend my taxes Withholding allowance. I need to amend my taxes  The 2014 amount for one withholding allowance on an annual basis is $3,950. I need to amend my taxes Voluntary withholding on dividends and other distributions by an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC). I need to amend my taxes  A shareholder of an ANC may now request voluntary income tax withholding on dividends and other distributions paid by an ANC. I need to amend my taxes A shareholder may request voluntary withholding by giving the ANC a completed Form W-4V, Voluntary Withholding Request. I need to amend my taxes For more information see Notice 2013-77, 2013-50 I. I need to amend my taxes R. I need to amend my taxes B. I need to amend my taxes 632, available at www. I need to amend my taxes irs. I need to amend my taxes gov/irb/2013-50_IRB/ar10. I need to amend my taxes html. I need to amend my taxes Change of responsible party. 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I need to amend my taxes Any employee copies of Forms W-2 and W-2c returned to you as undeliverable. I need to amend my taxes Dates of employment for each employee. I need to amend my taxes Periods for which employees and recipients were paid while absent due to sickness or injury and the amount and weekly rate of payments you or third party payors made to them. I need to amend my taxes Copies of employees' and recipients' income tax withholding allowance certificates (Forms W-4, W-4P, W-4(SP), W-4S, and W-4V). I need to amend my taxes Copies of employees' Earned Income Credit Advance Payment Certificates (Forms W-5 and W-5(SP)). I need to amend my taxes Dates and amounts of tax deposits you made and acknowledgment numbers for deposits made by EFTPS. I need to amend my taxes Copies of returns filed and confirmation numbers. I need to amend my taxes Records of fringe benefits and expense reimbursements provided to your employees, including substantiation. 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I need to amend my taxes For a complete list of TeleTax topics in Spanish, visit the IRS website at www. I need to amend my taxes irs. I need to amend my taxes gov/Spanish/Índice-de-Temas-Tributarios-Año-2013. I need to amend my taxes A list of employment tax topics is provided next. I need to amend my taxes Select, by number, the topic you want to hear and call 1-800-829-4477. I need to amend my taxes For the directory of all topics, select Topic 123. I need to amend my taxes Teletax Topics Topic No. I need to amend my taxes Subject 751 Social Security and Medicare Withholding Rates 752 Form W-2—Where, When, and How to File 753 Form W-4—Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate 755 Employer Identification Number (EIN)—How to Apply 756 Employment Taxes for Household Employees 757 Form 941 and Form 944—Deposit Requirements 758 Form 941—Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return and Form 944—Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return 759 Form 940—Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return—Filing and Deposit Requirements 760 Reporting and Deposit Requirements for Agricultural Employers 761 Tips—Withholding and Reporting 762 Independent Contractor vs. I need to amend my taxes Employee 763 The “Affordable Care Act” of 2010 Offers Employers New Tax Deductions and Credits Additional employment tax information. I need to amend my taxes  Visit the IRS website at www. I need to amend my taxes irs. I need to amend my taxes gov/businesses and click on the Employment Taxes link under Businesses Topics. I need to amend my taxes Ordering Employer Tax Forms and Publications You can order employer tax forms and publications and information returns online at www. I need to amend my taxes irs. I need to amend my taxes gov/businesses. I need to amend my taxes To order 2013 and 2014 forms, click on the Online Ordering for Information Returns and Employer Returns link. I need to amend my taxes You may also order employer tax forms and publications and information returns by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676). I need to amend my taxes Instead of ordering paper Forms W-2 and W-3, consider filing them electronically using the Social Security Administration's (SSA) free e-file service. I need to amend my taxes Visit the SSA's Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information website at www. I need to amend my taxes socialsecurity. I need to amend my taxes gov/employer to register for Business Services Online. I need to amend my taxes You will be able to create Forms W-2 online and submit them to the SSA by typing your wage information into easy-to-use fill-in fields. I need to amend my taxes In addition, you can print out completed copies of Forms W-2 to file with state or local governments, distribute to your employees, and keep for your records. I need to amend my taxes Form W-3 will be created for you based on your Forms W-2. I need to amend my taxes Filing Addresses Generally, your filing address for Forms 940, 941, 943, 944, 945, and CT-1 depends on the location of your residence or principal place of business and whether or not you are including a payment with your return. I need to amend my taxes There are separate filing addresses for these returns if you are a tax-exempt organization or government entity. I need to amend my taxes See the separate instructions for Forms 940, 941, 943, 944, 945, or CT-1 for the filing addresses. I need to amend my taxes Dishonored Payments Any form of payment that is dishonored and returned from a financial institution is subject to a penalty. I need to amend my taxes The penalty is $25 or 2% of the payment, whichever is more. I need to amend my taxes However, the penalty on dishonored payments of $24. I need to amend my taxes 99 or less is an amount equal to the payment. I need to amend my taxes For example, a dishonored payment of $18 is charged a penalty of $18. I need to amend my taxes Photographs of Missing Children The IRS is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. I need to amend my taxes Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. I need to amend my taxes You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. I need to amend my taxes Calendar The following is a list of important dates. I need to amend my taxes Also see Publication 509, Tax Calendars. I need to amend my taxes   If any date shown below for filing a return, furnishing a form, or depositing taxes falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, use the next business day. I need to amend my taxes A statewide legal holiday delays a filing due date only if the IRS office where you are required to file is located in that state. I need to amend my taxes However, a statewide legal holiday does not delay the due date of federal tax deposits. I need to amend my taxes See Deposits on Business Days Only in section 11. I need to amend my taxes For any filing due date, you will meet the “file” or “furnish” requirement if the envelope containing the return or form is properly addressed, contains sufficient postage, and is postmarked by the U. I need to amend my taxes S. I need to amend my taxes Postal Service on or before the due date, or sent by an IRS-designated private delivery service on or before the due date. I need to amend my taxes See Private Delivery Services under Reminders for more information. I need to amend my taxes Introduction This publication explains your tax responsibilities as an employer. I need to amend my taxes It explains the requirements for withholding, depositing, reporting, paying, and correcting employment taxes. I need to amend my taxes It explains the forms you must give to your employees, those your employees must give to you, and those you must send to the IRS and SSA. I need to amend my taxes This guide also has tax tables you need to figure the taxes to withhold from each employee for 2014. I need to amend my taxes References to “income tax” in this guide apply only to “federal” income tax. I need to amend my taxes Contact your state or local tax department to determine if their rules are different. I need to amend my taxes Additional employment tax information is available in Publication 15-A. I need to amend my taxes Publication 15-A includes specialized information supplementing the basic employment tax information provided in this publication. I need to amend my taxes Publication 15-B, Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits, contains information about the employment tax treatment and valuation of various types of noncash compensation. I need to amend my taxes Most employers must withhold (except FUTA), deposit, report, and pay the following employment taxes. I need to amend my taxes Income tax. I need to amend my taxes Social security tax. I need to amend my taxes Medicare tax. I need to amend my taxes FUTA tax. I need to amend my taxes There are exceptions to these requirements. I need to amend my taxes See section 15 for guidance. I need to amend my taxes Railroad retirement taxes are explained in the Instructions for Form CT-1. I need to amend my taxes Comments and suggestions. I need to amend my taxes   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. I need to amend my taxes   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms & Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. I need to amend my taxes NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. I need to amend my taxes Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. I need to amend my taxes   You can also send us comments from www. I need to amend my taxes irs. I need to amend my taxes gov/formspubs. I need to amend my taxes Click on More Information and then click on Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. I need to amend my taxes   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax forms, instructions, and publications. I need to amend my taxes Federal Government employers. I need to amend my taxes   The information in this publication, including the rules for making federal tax deposits, applies to federal agencies. I need to amend my taxes State and local government employers. I need to amend my taxes   Payments to employees for services in the employ of state and local government employers are generally subject to federal income tax withholding but not FUTA tax. I need to amend my taxes Most elected and appointed public officials of state or local governments are employees under common law rules. I need to amend my taxes See chapter 3 of Publication 963, Federal-State Reference Guide. I need to amend my taxes In addition, wages, with certain exceptions, are subject to social security and Medicare taxes. I need to amend my taxes See section 15 for more information on the exceptions. I need to amend my taxes   If an election worker is employed in another capacity with the same government entity, see Revenue Ruling 2000-6 on page 512 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2000-6 at www. I need to amend my taxes irs. I need to amend my taxes gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb00-06. I need to amend my taxes pdf. I need to amend my taxes   You can get information on reporting and social security coverage from your local IRS office. I need to amend my taxes If you have any questions about coverage under a section 218 (Social Security Act) agreement, contact the appropriate state official. I need to amend my taxes To find your State Social Security Administrator, visit the National Conference of State Social Security Administrators website at www. I need to amend my taxes ncsssa. I need to amend my taxes org. I need to amend my taxes Disregarded entities and qualified subchapter S subsidiaries (QSubs). I need to amend my taxes   Eligible single-owner disregarded entities and QSubs are treated as separate entities for employment tax purposes. I need to amend my taxes Eligible single-member entities that have not elected to be taxed as corporations must report and pay employment taxes on wages paid to their employees using the entities' own names and EINs. I need to amend my taxes See Regulations sections 1. I need to amend my taxes 1361-4(a)(7) and 301. I need to amend my taxes 7701-2(c)(2)(iv). I need to amend my taxes COBRA premium assistance credit. I need to amend my taxes   The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) provides certain former employees, retirees, spouses, former spouses, and dependent children the right to temporary continuation of health coverage at group rates. I need to amend my taxes COBRA generally covers multiemployer health plans and health plans maintained by private-sector employers (other than churches) with 20 or more full and part-time employees. I need to amend my taxes Parallel requirements apply to these plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). I need to amend my taxes Under the Public Health Service Act, COBRA requirements apply also to health plans covering state or local government employees. I need to amend my taxes Similar requirements apply under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and under some state laws. I need to amend my taxes For the premium assistance (or subsidy) discussed below, these requirements are all referred to as COBRA requirements. I need to amend my taxes   Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), employers are allowed a credit against “payroll taxes” (referred to in this publication as “employment taxes”) for providing COBRA premium assistance to assistance eligible individuals. I need to amend my taxes For periods of COBRA continuation coverage beginning after February 16, 2009, a group health plan must treat an assistance eligible individual as having paid the required COBRA continuation coverage premium if the individual elects COBRA coverage and pays 35% of the amount of the premium. I need to amend my taxes   An assistance eligible individual is a qualified beneficiary of an employer's group health plan who is eligible for COBRA continuation coverage during the period beginning September 1, 2008, and ending May 31, 2010, due to the involuntarily termination from employment of a covered employee during the period and elects continuation COBRA coverage. I need to amend my taxes The assistance for the coverage can last up to 15 months. I need to amend my taxes   Employees terminated during the period beginning September 1, 2008, and ending May 31, 2010, who received a severance package that delayed the start of the COBRA continuation coverage, may still be eligible for premium assistance for COBRA continuation coverage. I need to amend my taxes For more information see Notice 2009-27, 2009-16 I. I need to amend my taxes R. I need to amend my taxes B. I need to amend my taxes 838, available at www. I need to amend my taxes irs. I need to amend my taxes gov/irb/2009-16_irb/ar09. I need to amend my taxes html. I need to amend my taxes   Administrators of the group health plans (or other entities) that provide or administer COBRA continuation coverage must provide notice to assistance eligible individuals of the COBRA premium assistance. I need to amend my taxes   The 65% of the premium not paid by the assistance eligible individuals is reimbursed to the employer maintaining the group health plan. I need to amend my taxes The reimbursement is made through a credit against the employer's employment tax liabilities. I need to amend my taxes For information on how to claim the credit, see the Instructions for Form 941 or the Instructions for Form 944. I need to amend my taxes The credit is treated as a deposit made on the first day of the return period (quarter or year). I need to amend my taxes In the case of a multiemployer plan, the credit is claimed by the plan, rather than the employer. I need to amend my taxes In the case of an insured plan subject to state law continuation coverage requirements, the credit is claimed by the insurance company, rather than the employer. I need to amend my taxes   Anyone claiming the credit for COBRA premium assistance payments must maintain the following information to support their claim, including the following. I need to amend my taxes Information on the receipt of the assistance eligible individuals' 35% share of the premium, including dates and amounts. I need to amend my taxes In the case of an insurance plan, a copy of invoice or other supporting statement from the insurance carrier and proof of timely payment of the full premium to the insurance carrier required under COBRA. I need to amend my taxes In the case of a self-insured plan, proof of the premium amount and proof of the coverage provided to the assistance eligible individuals. I need to amend my taxes Attestation of involuntary termination, including the date of the involuntary termination for each covered employee whose involuntary termination is the basis for eligibility for the subsidy. I need to amend my taxes Proof of each assistance eligible individual's eligibility for COBRA coverage and the election of COBRA coverage. I need to amend my taxes A record of the SSNs of all covered employees, the amount of the subsidy reimbursed with respect to each covered employee, and whether the subsidy was for one individual or two or more individuals. I need to amend my taxes   For more information, visit IRS. I need to amend my taxes gov and enter “COBRA” in the search box. I need to amend my taxes Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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I need to amend my taxes 7. I need to amend my taxes   Depreciation, Depletion, and Amortization Table of Contents What's New for 2013 Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Overview of DepreciationWhat Property Can Be Depreciated? What Property Cannot Be Depreciated? When Does Depreciation Begin and End? Can You Use MACRS To Depreciate Your Property? What Is the Basis of Your Depreciable Property? How Do You Treat Repairs and Improvements? Do You Have To File Form 4562? How Do You Correct Depreciation Deductions? Section 179 Expense DeductionWhat Property Qualifies? What Property Does Not Qualify? How Much Can You Deduct? How Do You Elect the Deduction? When Must You Recapture the Deduction? Claiming the Special Depreciation AllowanceWhat is Qualified Property? How Can You Elect Not To Claim the Allowance? When Must You Recapture an Allowance Figuring Depreciation Under MACRSWhich Depreciation System (GDS or ADS) Applies? Which Property Class Applies Under GDS? What Is the Placed-in-Service Date? What Is the Basis for Depreciation? Which Recovery Period Applies? Which Convention Applies? Which Depreciation Method Applies? How Is the Depreciation Deduction Figured? How Do You Use General Asset Accounts? When Do You Recapture MACRS Depreciation? Additional Rules for Listed PropertyWhat Is Listed Property? What Is the Business-Use Requirement? Do the Passenger Automobile Limits Apply? Depletion Who Can Claim Depletion? Figuring Depletion AmortizationBusiness Start-Up Costs Reforestation Costs Section 197 Intangibles What's New for 2013 Increased section 179 expense deduction dollar limits. I need to amend my taxes  The maximum amount you can elect to deduct for most section 179 property you placed in service in 2013 is $500,000. I need to amend my taxes This limit is reduced by the amount by which the cost of the property placed in service during the tax year exceeds $2 million. I need to amend my taxes See Dollar Limits under Section 179 Expense Deduction , later. I need to amend my taxes Extension of special depreciation allowance for certain qualified property acquired after December 31, 2007. I need to amend my taxes . I need to amend my taxes  You may be able to take a 50% special depreciation allowance for certain qualified property acquired after December 31, 2007, and placed in service before January 1, 2014. I need to amend my taxes See Claiming the Special Depreciation Allowance , later. I need to amend my taxes Expiration of the 3- year recovery period for certain race horses. I need to amend my taxes  The 3-year recovery period for race horses two years old or younger will expire for such horses placed in service after December 31, 2013. I need to amend my taxes Introduction If you buy or make improvements to farm property such as machinery, equipment, livestock, or a structure with a useful life of more than a year, you generally cannot deduct its entire cost in one year. I need to amend my taxes Instead, you must spread the cost over the time you use the property and deduct part of it each year. I need to amend my taxes For most types of property, this is called depreciation. I need to amend my taxes This chapter gives information on depreciation methods that generally apply to property placed in service after 1986. I need to amend my taxes For information on depreciating pre-1987 property, see Publication 534, Depreciating Property Placed in Service Before 1987. I need to amend my taxes Topics - This chapter discusses: Overview of depreciation Section 179 expense deduction Special depreciation allowance Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) Listed property Basic information on cost depletion (including timber depletion) and percentage depletion Amortization of the costs of going into business, reforestation costs, the costs of pollution control facilities, and the costs of section 197 intangibles Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses 534 Depreciating Property Placed in Service Before 1987 535 Business Expenses 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 551 Basis of Assets 946 How To Depreciate Property Form (and Instructions) T (Timber), Forest Activities Schedule 3115 Application for Change in Accounting Method 4562 Depreciation and Amortization 4797 Sales of Business Property See chapter 16 for information about getting publications and forms. I need to amend my taxes It is important to keep good records for property you depreciate. I need to amend my taxes Do not file these records with your return. I need to amend my taxes Instead, you should keep them as part of the permanent records of the depreciated property. I need to amend my taxes They will help you verify the accuracy of the depreciation of assets placed in service in the current and previous tax years. I need to amend my taxes For general information on recordkeeping, see Publication 583, Starting a Business and Keeping Records. I need to amend my taxes For specific information on keeping records for section 179 property and listed property, see Publication 946, How To Depreciate Property. I need to amend my taxes Overview of Depreciation This overview discusses basic information on the following. I need to amend my taxes What property can be depreciated. I need to amend my taxes What property cannot be depreciated. I need to amend my taxes When depreciation begins and ends. I need to amend my taxes Whether MACRS can be used to figure depreciation. I need to amend my taxes What is the basis of your depreciable property. I need to amend my taxes How to treat repairs and improvements. I need to amend my taxes When you must file Form 4562. I need to amend my taxes How you can correct depreciation claimed incorrectly. I need to amend my taxes What Property Can Be Depreciated? You can depreciate most types of tangible property (except land), such as buildings, machinery, equipment, vehicles, certain livestock, and furniture. I need to amend my taxes You can also depreciate certain intangible property, such as copyrights, patents, and computer software. I need to amend my taxes To be depreciable, the property must meet all the following requirements. I need to amend my taxes It must be property you own. I need to amend my taxes It must be used in your business or income-producing activity. I need to amend my taxes It must have a determinable useful life. I need to amend my taxes It must have a useful life that extends substantially beyond the year you place it in service. I need to amend my taxes Property You Own To claim depreciation, you usually must be the owner of the property. I need to amend my taxes You are considered as owning property even if it is subject to a debt. I need to amend my taxes Leased property. I need to amend my taxes   You can depreciate leased property only if you retain the incidents of ownership in the property. I need to amend my taxes This means you bear the burden of exhaustion of the capital investment in the property. I need to amend my taxes Therefore, if you lease property from someone to use in your trade or business or for the production of income, you generally cannot depreciate its cost because you do not retain the incidents of ownership. I need to amend my taxes You can, however, depreciate any capital improvements you make to the leased property. I need to amend my taxes See Additions and Improvements under Which Recovery Period Applies in chapter 4 of Publication 946. I need to amend my taxes   If you lease property to someone, you generally can depreciate its cost even if the lessee (the person leasing from you) has agreed to preserve, replace, renew, and maintain the property. I need to amend my taxes However, you cannot depreciate the cost of the property if the lease provides that the lessee is to maintain the property and return to you the same property or its equivalent in value at the expiration of the lease in as good condition and value as when leased. I need to amend my taxes Life tenant. I need to amend my taxes   Generally, if you hold business or investment property as a life tenant, you can depreciate it as if you were the absolute owner of the property. I need to amend my taxes See Certain term interests in property , later, for an exception. I need to amend my taxes Property Used in Your Business or Income-Producing Activity To claim depreciation on property, you must use it in your business or income-producing activity. I need to amend my taxes If you use property to produce income (investment use), the income must be taxable. I need to amend my taxes You cannot depreciate property that you use solely for personal activities. I need to amend my taxes However, if you use property for business or investment purposes and for personal purposes, you can deduct depreciation based only on the percentage of business or investment use. I need to amend my taxes Example 1. I need to amend my taxes   If you use your car for farm business, you can deduct depreciation based on its percentage of use in farming. I need to amend my taxes If you also use it for investment purposes, you can depreciate it based on its percentage of investment use. I need to amend my taxes Example 2. I need to amend my taxes   If you use part of your home for business, you may be able to deduct depreciation on that part based on its business use. I need to amend my taxes For more information, see Business Use of Your Home in chapter 4. I need to amend my taxes Inventory. I need to amend my taxes   You can never depreciate inventory because it is not held for use in your business. I need to amend my taxes Inventory is any property you hold primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of your business. I need to amend my taxes Livestock. I need to amend my taxes   Livestock purchased for draft, breeding, or dairy purposes can be depreciated only if they are not kept in an inventory account. I need to amend my taxes Livestock you raise usually has no depreciable basis because the costs of raising them are deducted and not added to their basis. I need to amend my taxes However, see Immature livestock under When Does Depreciation Begin and End , later, for a special rule. I need to amend my taxes Property Having a Determinable Useful Life To be depreciable, your property must have a determinable useful life. I need to amend my taxes This means it must be something that wears out, decays, gets used up, becomes obsolete, or loses its value from natural causes. I need to amend my taxes Irrigation systems and water wells. I need to amend my taxes   Irrigation systems and wells used in a trade or business can be depreciated if their useful life can be determined. I need to amend my taxes You can depreciate irrigation systems and wells composed of masonry, concrete, tile, metal, or wood. I need to amend my taxes In addition, you can depreciate costs for moving dirt to construct irrigation systems and water wells composed of these materials. I need to amend my taxes However, land preparation costs for center pivot irrigation systems are not depreciable. I need to amend my taxes Dams, ponds, and terraces. I need to amend my taxes   In general, you cannot depreciate earthen dams, ponds, and terraces unless the structures have a determinable useful life. I need to amend my taxes What Property Cannot Be Depreciated? Certain property cannot be depreciated, even if the requirements explained earlier are met. I need to amend my taxes This includes the following. I need to amend my taxes Land. I need to amend my taxes You can never depreciate the cost of land because land does not wear out, become obsolete, or get used up. I need to amend my taxes The cost of land generally includes the cost of clearing, grading, planting, and landscaping. I need to amend my taxes Although you cannot depreciate land, you can depreciate certain costs incurred in preparing land for business use. I need to amend my taxes See chapter 1 of Publication 946. I need to amend my taxes Property placed in service and disposed of in the same year. I need to amend my taxes Determining when property is placed in service is explained later. I need to amend my taxes Equipment used to build capital improvements. I need to amend my taxes You must add otherwise allowable depreciation on the equipment during the period of construction to the basis of your improvements. I need to amend my taxes Intangible property such as section 197 intangibles. I need to amend my taxes This property does not have a determinable useful life and generally cannot be depreciated. I need to amend my taxes However, see Amortization , later. I need to amend my taxes Special rules apply to computer software (discussed below). I need to amend my taxes Certain term interests (discussed below). I need to amend my taxes Computer software. I need to amend my taxes   Computer software is generally not a section 197 intangible even if acquired in connection with the acquisition of a business, if it meets all of the following tests. I need to amend my taxes It is readily available for purchase by the general public. I need to amend my taxes It is subject to a nonexclusive license. I need to amend my taxes It has not been substantially modified. I need to amend my taxes   If the software meets the tests above, it can be depreciated and may qualify for the section 179 expense deduction and the special depreciation allowance (if applicable), discussed later. I need to amend my taxes Certain term interests in property. I need to amend my taxes   You cannot depreciate a term interest in property created or acquired after July 27, 1989, for any period during which the remainder interest is held, directly or indirectly, by a person related to you. I need to amend my taxes This rule does not apply to the holder of a term interest in property acquired by gift, bequest, or inheritance. I need to amend my taxes For more information, see chapter 1 of Publication 946. I need to amend my taxes When Does Depreciation Begin and End? You begin to depreciate your property when you place it in service for use in your trade or business or for the production of income. I need to amend my taxes You stop depreciating property either when you have fully recovered your cost or other basis or when you retire it from service, whichever happens first. I need to amend my taxes Placed in Service Property is placed in service when it is ready and available for a specific use, whether in a business activity, an income-producing activity, a tax-exempt activity, or a personal activity. I need to amend my taxes Even if you are not using the property, it is in service when it is ready and available for its specific use. I need to amend my taxes Example. I need to amend my taxes You bought a planter for use in your farm business. I need to amend my taxes The planter was delivered in December 2012 after harvest was over. I need to amend my taxes You begin to depreciate the planter for 2012 because it was ready and available for its specific use in 2012, even though it will not be used until the spring of 2013. I need to amend my taxes If your planter comes unassembled in December 2012 and is put together in February 2013, it is not placed in service until 2013. I need to amend my taxes You begin to depreciate it in 2013. I need to amend my taxes If your planter was delivered and assembled in February 2013 but not used until April 2013, it is placed in service in February 2013, because this is when the planter was ready for its specified use. I need to amend my taxes You begin to depreciate it in 2013. I need to amend my taxes Fruit or nut trees and vines. I need to amend my taxes   If you acquire an orchard, grove, or vineyard before the trees or vines have reached the income-producing stage, and they have a preproductive period of more than 2 years, you must capitalize the preproductive-period costs under the uniform capitalization rules (unless you elect not to use these rules). I need to amend my taxes See chapter 6 for information about the uniform capitalization rules. I need to amend my taxes Your depreciation begins when the trees and vines reach the income-producing stage (that is, when they bear fruit, nuts, or grapes in quantities sufficient to commercially warrant harvesting). I need to amend my taxes Immature livestock. I need to amend my taxes   Depreciation for livestock begins when the livestock reaches the age of maturity. I need to amend my taxes If you bought immature livestock for drafting purposes, depreciation begins when they can be worked. I need to amend my taxes If you bought immature livestock for dairy purposes, depreciation begins when they can be milked. I need to amend my taxes If you bought immature livestock for breeding purposes, depreciation begins when they can be bred. I need to amend my taxes Your basis for depreciation is your initial cost for the immature livestock. I need to amend my taxes Idle Property Continue to claim a deduction for depreciation on property used in your business or for the production of income even if it is temporarily idle. I need to amend my taxes For example, if you stop using a machine because there is a temporary lack of a market for a product made with that machine, continue to deduct depreciation on the machine. I need to amend my taxes Cost or Other Basis Fully Recovered You stop depreciating property when you have fully recovered your cost or other basis. I need to amend my taxes This happens when your section 179 and allowed or allowable depreciation deductions equal your cost or investment in the property. I need to amend my taxes Retired From Service You stop depreciating property when you retire it from service, even if you have not fully recovered its cost or other basis. I need to amend my taxes You retire property from service when you permanently withdraw it from use in a trade or business or from use in the production of income because of any of the following events. I need to amend my taxes You sell or exchange the property. I need to amend my taxes You convert the property to personal use. I need to amend my taxes You abandon the property. I need to amend my taxes You transfer the property to a supplies or scrap account. I need to amend my taxes The property is destroyed. I need to amend my taxes For information on abandonment of property, see chapter 8. I need to amend my taxes For information on destroyed property, see chapter 11 and Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts. I need to amend my taxes Can You Use MACRS To Depreciate Your Property? You must use the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) to depreciate most business and investment property placed in service after 1986. I need to amend my taxes MACRS is explained later under Figuring Depreciation Under MACRS . I need to amend my taxes You cannot use MACRS to depreciate the following property. I need to amend my taxes Property you placed in service before 1987. I need to amend my taxes Use the methods discussed in Publication 534. I need to amend my taxes Certain property owned or used in 1986. I need to amend my taxes See chapter 1 of Publication 946. I need to amend my taxes Intangible property. I need to amend my taxes Films, video tapes, and recordings. I need to amend my taxes Certain corporate or partnership property acquired in a nontaxable transfer. I need to amend my taxes Property you elected to exclude from MACRS. I need to amend my taxes For more information, see chapter 1 of Publication 946. I need to amend my taxes What Is the Basis of Your Depreciable Property? To figure your depreciation deduction, you must determine the basis of your property. I need to amend my taxes To determine basis, you need to know the cost or other basis of your property. I need to amend my taxes Cost or other basis. I need to amend my taxes   The basis of property you buy is usually its cost plus amounts you paid for items such as sales tax, freight charges, and installation and testing fees. I need to amend my taxes The cost includes the amount you pay in cash, debt obligations, other property, or services. I need to amend my taxes   There are times when you cannot use cost as basis. I need to amend my taxes In these situations, the fair market value (FMV) or the adjusted basis of the property may be used. I need to amend my taxes Adjusted basis. I need to amend my taxes   To find your property's basis for depreciation, you may have to make certain adjustments (increases and decreases) to the basis of the property for events occurring between the time you acquired the property and the time you placed it in service. I need to amend my taxes Basis adjustment for depreciation allowed or allowable. I need to amend my taxes   After you place your property in service, you must reduce the basis of the property by the depreciation allowed or allowable, whichever is greater. I need to amend my taxes Depreciation allowed is depreciation you actually deducted (from which you received a tax benefit). I need to amend my taxes Depreciation allowable is depreciation you are entitled to deduct. I need to amend my taxes   If you do not claim depreciation you are entitled to deduct, you must still reduce the basis of the property by the full amount of depreciation allowable. I need to amend my taxes   If you deduct more depreciation than you should, you must reduce your basis by any amount deducted from which you received a tax benefit (the depreciation allowed). I need to amend my taxes   For more information, see chapter 6. I need to amend my taxes How Do You Treat Repairs and Improvements? You generally deduct the cost of repairing business property in the same way as any other business expense. I need to amend my taxes However, if a repair or replacement increases the value of your property, makes it more useful, or lengthens its life, you must treat it as an improvement and depreciate it. I need to amend my taxes Treat improvements as separate depreciable property. I need to amend my taxes See chapter 1 of Publication 946 for more information. I need to amend my taxes Example. I need to amend my taxes You repair a small section on a corner of the roof of a barn that you rent to others. I need to amend my taxes You deduct the cost of the repair as a business expense. I need to amend my taxes However, if you replace the entire roof, the new roof is considered to be an improvement because it increases the value and lengthens the life for the property. I need to amend my taxes You depreciate the cost of the new roof. I need to amend my taxes Improvements to rented property. I need to amend my taxes   You can depreciate permanent improvements you make to business property you rent from someone else. I need to amend my taxes Do You Have To File Form 4562? Use Form 4562 to claim your deduction for depreciation and amortization. I need to amend my taxes You must complete and attach Form 4562 to your tax return if you are claiming any of the following. I need to amend my taxes A section 179 expense deduction for the current year or a section 179 carryover from a prior year. I need to amend my taxes Depreciation for property placed in service during the current year. I need to amend my taxes Depreciation on any vehicle or other listed property, regardless of when it was placed in service. I need to amend my taxes Amortization of costs that began in the current year. I need to amend my taxes For more information, see the Instructions for Form 4562. I need to amend my taxes How Do You Correct Depreciation Deductions? If you deducted an incorrect amount of depreciation in any year, you may be able to make a correction by filing an amended return for that year. I need to amend my taxes You can file an amended return to correct the amount of depreciation claimed for any property in any of the following situations. I need to amend my taxes You claimed the incorrect amount because of a mathematical error made in any year. I need to amend my taxes You claimed the incorrect amount because of a posting error made in any year, for example, omitting an asset from the depreciation schedule. I need to amend my taxes You have not adopted a method of accounting for the property placed in service by you in tax years ending after December 29, 2003. I need to amend my taxes You claimed the incorrect amount on property placed in service by you in tax years ending before December 30, 2003. I need to amend my taxes Note. I need to amend my taxes You have adopted a method of accounting if you used the same incorrect method of depreciation for two or more consecutively filed returns. I need to amend my taxes If you are not allowed to make the correction on an amended return, you may be able to change your accounting method to claim the correct amount of depreciation. I need to amend my taxes See the Instructions for Form 3115. I need to amend my taxes Section 179 Expense Deduction You can elect to recover all or part of the cost of certain qualifying property, up to a limit, by deducting it in the year you place the property in service. I need to amend my taxes This is the section 179 expense deduction. I need to amend my taxes You can elect the section 179 expense deduction instead of recovering the cost by taking depreciation deductions. I need to amend my taxes This part of the chapter explains the rules for the section 179 expense deduction. I need to amend my taxes It explains what property qualifies for the deduction, what property does not qualify for the deduction, the limits that may apply, how to elect the deduction, and when you may have to recapture the deduction. I need to amend my taxes For more information, see chapter 2 of Publication 946. I need to amend my taxes What Property Qualifies? To qualify for the section 179 expense deduction, your property must meet all the following requirements. I need to amend my taxes It must be eligible property. I need to amend my taxes It must be acquired for business use. I need to amend my taxes It must have been acquired by purchase. I need to amend my taxes Eligible Property To qualify for the section 179 expense deduction, your property must be one of the following types of depreciable property. I need to amend my taxes Tangible personal property. I need to amend my taxes Qualified real property. I need to amend my taxes (Special rules apply to qualified real property that you elect to treat as qualified section 179 real property. I need to amend my taxes For more information, see chapter 2 of Publication 946 and section 179(f) of the Internal Revenue Code. I need to amend my taxes ) Other tangible property (except buildings and their structural components) used as: An integral part of manufacturing, production, or extraction or of furnishing transportation, communications, electricity, gas, water, or sewage disposal services; A research facility used in connection with any of the activities in (a) above; or A facility used in connection with any of the activities in (a) for the bulk storage of fungible commodities. I need to amend my taxes Single purpose agricultural (livestock) or horticultural structures. I need to amend my taxes Storage facilities (except buildings and their structural components) used in connection with distributing petroleum or any primary product of petroleum. I need to amend my taxes Off-the-shelf computer software that is readily available for purchase by the general public, is subject to a nonexclusive lease, and has not been substantially modified. I need to amend my taxes Tangible personal property. I need to amend my taxes   Tangible personal property is any tangible property that is not real property. I need to amend my taxes It includes the following property. I need to amend my taxes Machinery and equipment. I need to amend my taxes Property contained in or attached to a building (other than structural components), such as milk tanks, automatic feeders, barn cleaners, and office equipment. I need to amend my taxes Gasoline storage tanks and pumps at retail service stations. I need to amend my taxes Livestock, including horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, and mink and other fur-bearing animals. I need to amend my taxes Facility used for the bulk storage of fungible commodities. I need to amend my taxes   A facility used for the bulk storage of fungible commodities is qualifying property for purposes of the section 179 expense deduction if it is used in connection with any of the activities listed earlier in item (3)(a). I need to amend my taxes Bulk storage means the storage of a commodity in a large mass before it is used. I need to amend my taxes Grain bins. I need to amend my taxes   A grain bin is an example of a storage facility that is qualifying section 179 property. I need to amend my taxes It is a facility used in connection with the production of grain or livestock for the bulk storage of fungible commodities. I need to amend my taxes Single purpose agricultural or horticultural structures. I need to amend my taxes   A single purpose agricultural (livestock) or horticultural structure is qualifying property for purposes of the section 179 expense deduction. I need to amend my taxes Agricultural structure. I need to amend my taxes   A single purpose agricultural (livestock) structure is any building or enclosure specifically designed, constructed, and used for both the following reasons. I need to amend my taxes To house, raise, and feed a particular type of livestock and its produce. I need to amend my taxes To house the equipment, including any replacements, needed to house, raise, or feed the livestock. I need to amend my taxes For this purpose, livestock includes poultry. I need to amend my taxes   Single purpose structures are qualifying property if used, for example, to breed chickens or hogs, produce milk from dairy cattle, or produce feeder cattle or pigs, broiler chickens, or eggs. I need to amend my taxes The facility must include, as an integral part of the structure or enclosure, equipment necessary to house, raise, and feed the livestock. I need to amend my taxes Horticultural structure. I need to amend my taxes   A single purpose horticultural structure is either of the following. I need to amend my taxes A greenhouse specifically designed, constructed, and used for the commercial production of plants. I need to amend my taxes A structure specifically designed, constructed, and used for the commercial production of mushrooms. I need to amend my taxes Use of structure. I need to amend my taxes   A structure must be used only for the purpose that qualified it. I need to amend my taxes For example, a hog barn will not be qualifying property if you use it to house poultry. I need to amend my taxes Similarly, using part of your greenhouse to sell plants will make the greenhouse nonqualifying property. I need to amend my taxes   If a structure includes work space, the work space can be used only for the following activities. I need to amend my taxes Stocking, caring for, or collecting livestock or plants or their produce. I need to amend my taxes Maintaining the enclosure or structure. I need to amend my taxes Maintaining or replacing the equipment or stock enclosed or housed in the structure. I need to amend my taxes Property Acquired by Purchase To qualify for the section 179 expense deduction, your property must have been acquired by purchase. I need to amend my taxes For example, property acquired by gift or inheritance does not qualify. I need to amend my taxes Property acquired from a related person (that is, your spouse, ancestors, or lineal descendants) is not considered acquired by purchase. I need to amend my taxes Example. I need to amend my taxes Ken is a farmer. I need to amend my taxes He purchased two tractors, one from his brother and one from his father. I need to amend my taxes He placed both tractors in service in the same year he bought them. I need to amend my taxes The tractor purchased from his father does not qualify for the section 179 expense deduction because he is a related person (as defined above). I need to amend my taxes The tractor purchased from his brother does qualify for the deduction because Ken is not a related person (as defined above). I need to amend my taxes What Property Does Not Qualify? Land and improvements. I need to amend my taxes   Land and land improvements, do not qualify as section 179 property. I need to amend my taxes Land improvements include nonagricultural fences, swimming pools, paved parking areas, wharves, docks, bridges, and fences. I need to amend my taxes However, agricultural fences do qualify as section 179 property. I need to amend my taxes Similarly, field drainage tile also qualifies as section 179 property. I need to amend my taxes Excepted property. I need to amend my taxes   Even if the requirements explained in the preceding discussions are met, farmers cannot elect the section 179 expense deduction for the following property. I need to amend my taxes Certain property you lease to others (if you are a noncorporate lessor). I need to amend my taxes Certain property used predominantly to furnish lodging or in connection with the furnishing of lodging. I need to amend my taxes Property used by a tax-exempt organization (other than a tax-exempt farmers' cooperative) unless the property is used mainly in a taxable unrelated trade or business. I need to amend my taxes Property used by governmental units or foreign persons or entities (except property used under a lease with a term of less than 6 months). I need to amend my taxes How Much Can You Deduct? Your section 179 expense deduction is generally the cost of the qualifying property. I need to amend my taxes However, the total amount you can elect to deduct under section 179 is subject to a dollar limit and a business income limit. I need to amend my taxes These limits apply to each taxpayer, not to each business. I need to amend my taxes However, see Married individuals under Dollar Limits , later. I need to amend my taxes See also the special rules for applying the limits for partnerships and S corporations under Partnerships and S Corporations , later. I need to amend my taxes If you deduct only part of the cost of qualifying property as a section 179 expense deduction, you can generally depreciate the cost you do not deduct. I need to amend my taxes Use Part I of Form 4562 to figure your section 179 expense deduction. I need to amend my taxes Partial business use. I need to amend my taxes   When you use property for business and nonbusiness purposes, you can elect the section 179 expense deduction only if you use it more than 50% for business in the year you place it in service. I need to amend my taxes If you used the property more than 50% for business, multiply the cost of the property by the percentage of business use. I need to amend my taxes Use the resulting business cost to figure your section 179 expense deduction. I need to amend my taxes Trade-in of other property. I need to amend my taxes   If you buy qualifying property with cash and a trade-in, its cost for purposes of the section 179 expense deduction includes only the cash you paid. I need to amend my taxes For example, if you buy (for cash and a trade-in) a new tractor for use in your business, your cost for the section 179 expense deduction is the cash you paid. I need to amend my taxes It does not include the adjusted basis of the old tractor you trade for the new tractor. I need to amend my taxes Example. I need to amend my taxes J-Bar Farms traded two cultivators having a total adjusted basis of $6,800 for a new cultivator costing $13,200. I need to amend my taxes They received an $8,000 trade-in allowance for the old cultivators and paid $5,200 cash for the new cultivator. I need to amend my taxes J-Bar also traded a used pickup truck with an adjusted basis of $8,000 for a new pickup truck costing $35,000. I need to amend my taxes They received a $5,000 trade-in allowance and paid $30,000 cash for the new pickup truck. I need to amend my taxes Only the cash paid by J-Bar qualifies for the section 179 expense deduction. I need to amend my taxes J-Bar's business costs that qualify for a section 179 expense deduction are $35,200 ($5,200 + $30,000). I need to amend my taxes Dollar Limits The total amount you can elect to deduct under section 179 for most property placed in service in 2013 is $500,000. I need to amend my taxes If you acquire and place in service more than one item of qualifying property during the year, you can allocate the section 179 expense deduction among the items in any way, as long as the total deduction is not more than $500,000. I need to amend my taxes Qualified real property that you elect to treat as section 179 property is limited to $250,000 of the maximum section 179 deduction of $500,000 for 2013. I need to amend my taxes You do not have to claim the full $500,000. I need to amend my taxes For specific information on the section 179 dollar limits, see chapter 2 of Publication 946. I need to amend my taxes Reduced dollar limit for cost exceeding $2 million. I need to amend my taxes   If the cost of your qualifying section 179 property placed in service in 2013 is over $2 million, you must reduce the dollar limit (but not below zero) by the amount of cost over $2 million. I need to amend my taxes If the cost of your section 179 property placed in service during 2013 is $2,500,000 or more, you cannot take a section 179 expense deduction and you cannot carry over the cost that is more than $2,500,000. I need to amend my taxes Example. I need to amend my taxes This year, James Smith placed in service machinery costing $2,050,000. I need to amend my taxes Because this cost is $50,000 more than $2 million, he must reduce his dollar limit to $450,000 ($500,000 − $50,000). I need to amend my taxes Limits for sport utility vehicles. I need to amend my taxes   The total amount you can elect to deduct for certain sport utility vehicles and certain other vehicles placed in service in 2013 is $25,000. I need to amend my taxes This rule applies to any 4-wheeled vehicle primarily designed or used to carry passengers over public streets, roads, and highways that is rated at more than 6,000 pounds gross vehicle weight and not more than 14,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. I need to amend my taxes   For more information, see chapter 2 of Publication 946. I need to amend my taxes Limits for passenger automobiles. I need to amend my taxes   For a passenger automobile that is placed in service in 2013, the total section 179 and depreciation deduction is limited. I need to amend my taxes See Do the Passenger Automobile Limits Apply , later. I need to amend my taxes Married individuals. I need to amend my taxes   If you are married, how you figure your section 179 expense deduction depends on whether you file jointly or separately. I need to amend my taxes If you file a joint return, you and your spouse are treated as one taxpayer in determining any reduction to the dollar limit, regardless of which of you purchased the property or placed it in service. I need to amend my taxes If you and your spouse file separate returns, you are treated as one taxpayer for the dollar limit, including the reduction for costs over $2 million. I need to amend my taxes You must allocate the dollar limit (after any reduction) equally between you, unless you both elect a different allocation. I need to amend my taxes If the percentages elected by each of you do not total 100%, 50% will be allocated to each of you. I need to amend my taxes Joint return after separate returns. I need to amend my taxes   If you and your spouse elect to amend your separate returns by filing a joint return after the due date for filing your return, the dollar limit on the joint return is the lesser of the following amounts. I need to amend my taxes The dollar limit (after reduction for any cost of section 179 property over $2 million). I need to amend my taxes The total cost of section 179 property you and your spouse elected to expense on your separate returns. I need to amend my taxes Business Income Limit The total cost you can deduct each year after you apply the dollar limit is limited to the taxable income from the active conduct of any trade or business during the year. I need to amend my taxes Generally, you are considered to actively conduct a trade or business if you meaningfully participate in the management or operations of the trade or business. I need to amend my taxes Any cost not deductible in one year under section 179 because of this limit can be carried to the next year. I need to amend my taxes See Carryover of disallowed deduction , later. I need to amend my taxes Taxable income. I need to amend my taxes   In general, figure taxable income for this purpose by totaling the net income and losses from all trades and businesses you actively conducted during the year. I need to amend my taxes In addition to net income or loss from a sole proprietorship, partnership, or S corporation, net income or loss derived from a trade or business also includes the following items. I need to amend my taxes Section 1231 gains (or losses) as discussed in chapter 9. I need to amend my taxes Interest from working capital of your trade or business. I need to amend my taxes Wages, salaries, tips, or other pay earned by you (or your spouse if you file a joint return) as an employee of any employer. I need to amend my taxes   In addition, figure taxable income without regard to any of the following. I need to amend my taxes The section 179 expense deduction. I need to amend my taxes The self-employment tax deduction. I need to amend my taxes Any net operating loss carryback or carryforward. I need to amend my taxes Any unreimbursed employee business expenses. I need to amend my taxes Two different taxable income limits. I need to amend my taxes   In addition to the business income limit for your section 179 expense deduction, you may have a taxable income limit for some other deduction (for example, charitable contributions). I need to amend my taxes You may have to figure the limit for this other deduction taking into account the section 179 expense deduction. I need to amend my taxes If so, complete the following steps. I need to amend my taxes Step Action 1 Figure taxable income without the section 179 expense deduction or the other deduction. I need to amend my taxes 2 Figure a hypothetical section 179 expense deduction using the taxable income figured in Step 1. I need to amend my taxes 3 Subtract the hypothetical section 179 expense deduction figured in Step 2 from the taxable income figured in Step 1. I need to amend my taxes 4 Figure a hypothetical amount for the other deduction using the amount figured in Step 3 as taxable income. I need to amend my taxes 5 Subtract the hypothetical other deduction figured in Step 4 from the taxable income figured in  Step 1. I need to amend my taxes 6 Figure your actual section 179 expense deduction using the taxable income figured in Step 5. I need to amend my taxes 7 Subtract your actual section 179 expense deduction figured in Step 6 from the taxable income figured in Step 1. I need to amend my taxes 8 Figure your actual other deduction using the taxable income figured in Step 7. I need to amend my taxes Example. I need to amend my taxes On February 1, 2013, the XYZ farm corporation purchased and placed in service qualifying section 179 property that cost $500,000. I need to amend my taxes It elects to expense the entire $500,000 cost under section 179. I need to amend my taxes In June, the corporation gave a charitable contribution of $10,000. I need to amend my taxes A corporation's limit on charitable contributions is figured after subtracting any section 179 expense deduction. I need to amend my taxes The business income limit for the section 179 expense deduction is figured after subtracting any allowable charitable contributions. I need to amend my taxes XYZ's taxable income figured without the section 179 expense deduction or the deduction for charitable contributions is $520,000. I need to amend my taxes XYZ figures its section 179 expense deduction and its deduction for charitable contributions as follows. I need to amend my taxes Step 1. I need to amend my taxes Taxable income figured without either deduction is $520,000. I need to amend my taxes Step 2. I need to amend my taxes Using $520,000 as taxable income, XYZ's hypothetical section 179 expense deduction is $500,000. I need to amend my taxes Step 3. I need to amend my taxes $20,000 ($520,000 − $500,000). I need to amend my taxes Step 4. I need to amend my taxes Using $20,000 (from Step 3) as taxable income, XYZ's hypothetical charitable contribution (limited to 10% of taxable income) is $2,000. I need to amend my taxes Step 5. I need to amend my taxes $518,000 ($520,000 − $2,000). I need to amend my taxes Step 6. I need to amend my taxes Using $518,000 (from Step 5) as taxable income, XYZ figures the actual section 179 expense deduction. I need to amend my taxes Because the taxable income is at least $500,000, XYZ can take a $500,000 section 179 expense deduction. I need to amend my taxes Step 7. I need to amend my taxes $20,000 ($520,000 − $500,000). I need to amend my taxes Step 8. I need to amend my taxes Using $20,000 (from Step 7) as taxable income, XYZ's actual charitable contribution (limited to 10% of taxable income) is $2,000. I need to amend my taxes Carryover of disallowed deduction. I need to amend my taxes   You can carry over for an unlimited number of years the cost of any section 179 property you elected to expense but were unable to because of the business income limit. I need to amend my taxes   The amount you carry over is used in determining your section 179 expense deduction in the next year. I need to amend my taxes However, it is subject to the limits in that year. I need to amend my taxes If you place more than one property in service in a year, you can select the properties for which all or a part of the cost will be carried forward. I need to amend my taxes Your selections must be shown in your books and records. I need to amend my taxes Example. I need to amend my taxes Last year, Joyce Jones placed in service a machine that cost $8,000 and elected to deduct all $8,000 under section 179. I need to amend my taxes The taxable income from her business (determined without regard to both a section 179 expense deduction for the cost of the machine and the self-employment tax deduction) was $6,000. I need to amend my taxes Her section 179 expense deduction was limited to $6,000. I need to amend my taxes The $2,000 cost that was not allowed as a section 179 expense deduction (because of the business income limit) is carried to this year. I need to amend my taxes This year, Joyce placed another machine in service that cost $9,000. I need to amend my taxes Her taxable income from business (determined without regard to both a section 179 expense deduction for the cost of the machine and the self-employment tax deduction) is $10,000. I need to amend my taxes Joyce can deduct the full cost of the machine ($9,000) but only $1,000 of the carryover from last year because of the business income limit. I need to amend my taxes She can carry over the balance of $1,000 to next year. I need to amend my taxes Partnerships and S Corporations The section 179 expense deduction limits apply both to the partnership or S corporation and to each partner or shareholder. I need to amend my taxes The partnership or S corporation determines its section 179 expense deduction subject to the limits. I need to amend my taxes It then allocates the deduction among its partners or shareholders. I need to amend my taxes If you are a partner in a partnership or shareholder of an S corporation, you add the amount allocated from the partnership or S corporation to any section 179 costs not related to the partnership or S corporation and then apply the dollar limit to this total. I need to amend my taxes To determine any reduction in the dollar limit for costs over $560,000, you do not include any of the cost of section 179 property placed in service by the partnership or S corporation. I need to amend my taxes After you apply the dollar limit, you apply the business income limit to any remaining section 179 costs. I need to amend my taxes For more information, see chapter 2 of Publication 946. I need to amend my taxes Example. I need to amend my taxes In 2013, Partnership P placed in service section 179 property with a total cost of $2,160,000. I need to amend my taxes P must reduce its dollar limit by $160,000 ($2,160,000 − $2,000,000). I need to amend my taxes Its maximum section 179 expense deduction is $340,000 ($500,000 − $160,000), and it elects to expense that amount. I need to amend my taxes Because P's taxable income from the active conduct of all its trades or businesses for the year was $400,000, it can deduct the full $340,000. I need to amend my taxes P allocates $100,000 of its section 179 expense deduction and $110,000 of its taxable income to John, one of its partners. I need to amend my taxes John also conducts a business as a sole proprietor and in 2013, placed in service in that business, section 179 property costing $28,000. I need to amend my taxes John's taxable income from that business was $10,000. I need to amend my taxes In addition to the $100,000 allocated from P, he elects to expense the $28,000 of his sole proprietorship's section 179 costs. I need to amend my taxes However, John's deduction is limited to his business taxable income of $120,000 ($110,000 from P plus $10,000 from his sole proprietorship). I need to amend my taxes He carries over $8,000 ($128,000 − $120,000) of the elected section 179 costs to 2014. I need to amend my taxes How Do You Elect the Deduction? You elect to take the section 179 expense deduction by completing Part I of Form 4562. I need to amend my taxes If you elect the deduction for listed property, complete Part V of  Form 4562 before completing Part I. I need to amend my taxes   File Form 4562 with either of the following: Your original tax return (whether or not you filed it timely), or An amended return filed within the time prescribed by law. I need to amend my taxes An election made on an amended return must specify the item of section 179 property to which the election applies and the part of the cost of each such item to be taken into account. I need to amend my taxes The amended return must also include any resulting adjustments to taxable income. I need to amend my taxes Revoking an election. I need to amend my taxes   An election (or any specification made in the election) to take a section 179 expense deduction for 2013 can be revoked without IRS approval by filing an amended return. I need to amend my taxes The amended return must be filed within the time prescribed by law. I need to amend my taxes The amended return must also include any resulting adjustments to taxable income (for example, allowable depreciation in that tax year for the item of section 179 property for which the election pertains. I need to amend my taxes ) Once made, the revocation is irrevocable. I need to amend my taxes When Must You Recapture the Deduction? You may have to recapture the section 179 expense deduction if, in any year during the property's recovery period, the percentage of business use drops to 50% or less. I need to amend my taxes In the year the business use drops to 50% or less, you include the recapture amount as ordinary income. I need to amend my taxes You also increase the basis of the property by the recapture amount. I need to amend my taxes Recovery periods for property are discussed later. I need to amend my taxes If you sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of the property, do not figure the recapture amount under the rules explained in this discussion. I need to amend my taxes Instead, use the rules for recapturing depreciation explained in  chapter 9 under Section 1245 Property. I need to amend my taxes   If the property is listed property, do not figure the recapture amount under the rules explained in this discussion when the percentage of business use drops to 50% or less. I need to amend my taxes Instead, use the rules for recapturing depreciation explained in chapter 5 of Publication 946 under Recapture of Excess Depreciation. I need to amend my taxes Figuring the recapture amount. I need to amend my taxes   To figure the amount to recapture, take the following steps. I need to amend my taxes Figure the allowable depreciation for the section 179 expense deduction you claimed. I need to amend my taxes Begin with the year you placed the property in service and include the year of recapture. I need to amend my taxes Subtract the depreciation figured in (1) from the section 179 expense deduction you actually claimed. I need to amend my taxes The result is the amount you must recapture. I need to amend my taxes Example. I need to amend my taxes In January 2011, Paul Lamb, a calendar year taxpayer, bought and placed in service section 179 property costing $10,000. I need to amend my taxes The property is not listed property. I need to amend my taxes He elected a $5,000 section 179 expense deduction for the property and also elected not to claim a special depreciation allowance. I need to amend my taxes He used the property only for business in 2011 and 2012. I need to amend my taxes During 2013, he used the property 40% for business and 60% for personal use. I need to amend my taxes He figures his recapture amount as follows. I need to amend my taxes Section 179 expense deduction claimed (2011) $5,000 Minus: Allowable depreciation (instead of section 179 expense deduction):   2011 $1,250   2012 1,875   2013 ($1,250 × 40% (business)) 500 3,625 2013 — Recapture amount $1,375     Paul must include $1,375 in income for 2013. I need to amend my taxes Where to report recapture. I need to amend my taxes   Report any recapture of the section 179 expense deduction as ordinary income in Part IV of Form 4797 and include it in income on Schedule F (Form 1040). I need to amend my taxes Recapture for qualified section 179 GO Zone property. I need to amend my taxes   If any qualified section 179 GO Zone property ceases to be used in the GO Zone in a later year, you must recapture the benefit of the increased section 179 expense deduction as “other income. I need to amend my taxes ” Claiming the Special Depreciation Allowance For qualified property (defined below) placed in service in 2013, you can take an additional 50% special depreciation allowance. I need to amend my taxes The allowance is an additional deduction you can take after any section 179 expense deduction and before you figure regular depreciation under MACRS. I need to amend my taxes Figure the special depreciation allowance by multiplying the depreciable basis of the qualified property by 50%. I need to amend my taxes What is Qualified Property? For farmers, qualified property generally is certain qualified property acquired after December 31, 2007, and placed in service before January 1, 2014. I need to amend my taxes Certain qualified property acquired after December 31, 2007, and placed in service before January 1, 2014. I need to amend my taxes   Certain qualified property (defined below) acquired after December 31, 2007, and before January 1, 2014, is eligible for a 50% special depreciation allowance. I need to amend my taxes   Qualified property includes the following: Tangible property depreciated under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) with a recovery period of 20 years or less. I need to amend my taxes Water utility property. I need to amend my taxes Off-the-shelf computer software. I need to amend my taxes Qualified leasehold improvement property. I need to amend my taxes   Qualified property must also meet all of the following tests: You must have acquired qualified property by purchase after December 31, 2007. I need to amend my taxes If a binding contract to acquire the property existed before January 1, 2008, the property does not qualify. I need to amend my taxes Qualified property must be placed in service after December 31, 2007 and placed in service before January 1, 2014 (before January 1, 2015 for certain property with a long production period and for certain aircraft). I need to amend my taxes The original use of the property must begin with you after December 31, 2007. I need to amend my taxes For more information, see chapter 3 of Publication 946. I need to amend my taxes How Can You Elect Not To Claim the Allowance? You can elect, for any class of property, not to deduct the special depreciation allowance for all property in such class placed in service during the tax year. I need to amend my taxes To make the election, attach a statement to your return indicating the class of property for which you are making the election. I need to amend my taxes Generally, you must make the election on a timely filed tax return (including extensions) for the year in which you place the property in service. I need to amend my taxes However, if you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you still can make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the original return (not including extensions). I need to amend my taxes Attach the election statement to the amended return. I need to amend my taxes On the amended return, write “Filed pursuant to section 301. I need to amend my taxes 9100-2. I need to amend my taxes ” Once made, the election may not be revoked without IRS consent. I need to amend my taxes If you elect not to have the special depreciation allowance apply, the property may be subject to an alternative minimum tax adjustment for depreciation. I need to amend my taxes When Must You Recapture an Allowance When you dispose of property for which you claimed a special depreciation allowance, any gain on the disposition is generally recaptured (included in income) as ordinary income up to the amount of the special depreciation allowance previously allowed or allowable. I need to amend my taxes For more information, see chapter 3 of Publication 946. I need to amend my taxes Figuring Depreciation Under MACRS The Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) is used to recover the basis of most business and investment property placed in service after 1986. I need to amend my taxes MACRS consists of two depreciation systems, the General Depreciation System (GDS) and the Alternative Depreciation System (ADS). I need to amend my taxes Generally, these systems provide different methods and recovery periods to use in figuring depreciation deductions. I need to amend my taxes To be sure you can use MACRS to figure depreciation for your property, see Can You Use MACRS To Depreciate Your Property, earlier. I need to amend my taxes This part explains how to determine which MACRS depreciation system applies to your property. I need to amend my taxes It also discusses the following information that you need to know before you can figure depreciation under MACRS. I need to amend my taxes Property's recovery class. I need to amend my taxes Placed-in-service date. I need to amend my taxes Basis for depreciation. I need to amend my taxes Recovery period. I need to amend my taxes Convention. I need to amend my taxes Depreciation method. I need to amend my taxes Finally, this part explains how to use this information to figure your depreciation deduction. I need to amend my taxes Which Depreciation System (GDS or ADS) Applies? Your use of either the General Depreciation System (GDS) or the Alternative Depreciation System (ADS) to depreciate property under MACRS determines what depreciation method and recovery period you use. I need to amend my taxes You generally must use GDS unless you are specifically required by law to use ADS or you elect to use ADS. I need to amend my taxes Required use of ADS. I need to amend my taxes   You must use ADS for the following property. I need to amend my taxes All property used predominantly in a farming business and placed in service in any tax year during which an election not to apply the uniform capitalization rules to certain farming costs is in effect. I need to amend my taxes Listed property used 50% or less in a qualified business use. I need to amend my taxes See Additional Rules for Listed Property , later. I need to amend my taxes Any tax-exempt use property. I need to amend my taxes Any tax-exempt bond-financed property. I need to amend my taxes Any property imported from a foreign country for which an Executive Order is in effect because the country maintains trade restrictions or engages in other discriminatory acts. I need to amend my taxes Any tangible property used predominantly outside the United States during the year. I need to amend my taxes If you are required to use ADS to depreciate your property, you cannot claim the special depreciation allowance. I need to amend my taxes Electing ADS. I need to amend my taxes   Although your property may qualify for GDS, you can elect to use ADS. I need to amend my taxes The election generally must cover all property in the same property class you placed in service during the year. I need to amend my taxes However, the election for residential rental property and nonresidential real property can be made on a property-by-property basis. I need to amend my taxes Once you make this election, you can never revoke it. I need to amend my taxes   You make the election by completing line 20 in Part III of Form 4562. I need to amend my taxes Which Property Class Applies Under GDS? The following is a list of the nine property classes under GDS. I need to amend my taxes 3-year property. I need to amend my taxes 5-year property. I need to amend my taxes 7-year property. I need to amend my taxes 10-year property. I need to amend my taxes 15-year property. I need to amend my taxes 20-year property. I need to amend my taxes 25-year property. I need to amend my taxes Residential rental property. I need to amend my taxes Nonresidential real property. I need to amend my taxes See Which Property Class Applies Under GDS in chapter 4 of Publication 946 for examples of the types of property included in each class. I need to amend my taxes What Is the Placed-in-Service Date? You begin to claim depreciation when your property is placed in service for use either in a trade or business or for the production of income. I need to amend my taxes The placed-in-service date for your property is the date the property is ready and available for a specific use. I need to amend my taxes It is therefore not necessarily the date it is first used. I need to amend my taxes If you converted property held for personal use to use in a trade or business or for the production of income, treat the property as being placed in service on the conversion date. I need to amend my taxes See Placed in Service under When Does Depreciation Begin and End , earlier, for examples illustrating when property is placed in service. I need to amend my taxes What Is the Basis for Depreciation? The basis for depreciation of MACRS property is the property's cost or other basis multiplied by the percentage of business/investment use. I need to amend my taxes Reduce that amount by any credits and deductions allocable to the property. I need to amend my taxes The following are examples of some of the credits and deductions that reduce basis. I need to amend my taxes Any deduction for section 179 property. I need to amend my taxes Any deduction for removal of barriers to the disabled and the elderly. I need to amend my taxes Any disabled access credit, enhanced oil recovery credit, and credit for employer-provided childcare facilities and services. I need to amend my taxes Any special depreciation allowance. I need to amend my taxes Basis adjustment for investment credit property under section 50(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. I need to amend my taxes For information about how to determine the cost or other basis of property, see What Is the Basis of Your Depreciable Property , earlier. I need to amend my taxes Also, see chapter 6. I need to amend my taxes For additional credits and deductions that affect basis, see section 1016 of the Internal Revenue Code. I need to amend my taxes Which Recovery Period Applies? The recovery period of property is the number of years over which you recover its cost or other basis. I need to amend my taxes It is determined based on the depreciation system (GDS or ADS) used. I need to amend my taxes See Table 7-1 for recovery periods under both GDS and ADS for some commonly used assets. I need to amend my taxes For a complete list of recovery periods, see the Table of Class Lives and Recovery Periods in Appendix B of Publication 946. I need to amend my taxes House trailers for farm laborers. I need to amend my taxes   To depreciate a house trailer you supply as housing for those who work on your farm, use one of the following recovery periods if the house trailer is mobile (it has wheels and a history of movement). I need to amend my taxes A 7-year recovery period under GDS. I need to amend my taxes A 10-year recovery period under ADS. I need to amend my taxes   However, if the house trailer is not mobile (its wheels have been removed and permanent utilities and pipes attached to it), use one of the following recovery periods. I need to amend my taxes A 20-year recovery period under GDS. I need to amend my taxes A 25-year recovery period under ADS. I need to amend my taxes Water wells. I need to amend my taxes   Water wells used to provide water for raising poultry and livestock are land improvements. I need to amend my taxes If they are depreciable, use one of the following recovery periods. I need to amend my taxes A 15-year recovery period under GDS. I need to amend my taxes A 20-year recovery period under ADS. I need to amend my taxes   The types of water wells that can be depreciated were discussed earlier in Irrigation systems and water wells under Property Having a Determinable Useful Life . I need to amend my taxes Table 7-1. I need to amend my taxes Farm Property Recovery Periods   Recovery Period in Years Assets GDS ADS Agricultural structures (single purpose) 10 15 Automobiles 5 5 Calculators and copiers 5 6 Cattle (dairy or breeding) 5 7 Communication equipment1 7 10 Computer and peripheral equipment 5 5 Drainage facilities 15 20 Farm buildings2 20 25 Farm machinery and equipment 7 10 Fences (agricultural) 7 10 Goats and sheep (breeding) 5 5 Grain bin 7 10 Hogs (breeding) 3 3 Horses (age when placed in service)     Breeding and working (12 years or less) 7 10 Breeding and working (more than 12 years) 3 10 Racing horses 3 12 Horticultural structures (single purpose) 10 15 Logging machinery and equipment3 5 6 Nonresidential real property 394 40 Office furniture, fixtures, and equipment (not calculators, copiers, or typewriters) 7 10 Paved lots 15 20 Residential rental property 27. I need to amend my taxes 5 40 Tractor units (over-the-road) 3 4 Trees or vines bearing fruit or nuts 10 20 Truck (heavy duty, unloaded weight 13,000 lbs. I need to amend my taxes or more) 5 6 Truck (actual weight less than 13,000 lbs) 5 5 Water wells 15 20 1 Not including communication equipment listed in other classes. I need to amend my taxes 2 Not including single purpose agricultural or horticultural structures. I need to amend my taxes 3 Used by logging and sawmill operators for cutting of timber. I need to amend my taxes 4 For property placed in service after May 12, 1993; for property placed in service before May 13, 1993,  the recovery period is 31. I need to amend my taxes 5 years. I need to amend my taxes Which Convention Applies? Under MACRS, averaging conventions establish when the recovery period begins and ends. I need to amend my taxes The convention you use determines the number of months for which you can claim depreciation in the year you place property in service and in the year you dispose of the property. I need to amend my taxes Use one of the following conventions. I need to amend my taxes The half-year convention. I need to amend my taxes The mid-month convention. I need to amend my taxes The mid-quarter convention. I need to amend my taxes For a detailed explanation of each convention, see Which Convention Applies in chapter 4 of Publication 946. I need to amend my taxes Also, see the Instructions for Form 4562. I need to amend my taxes Which Depreciation Method Applies? MACRS provides three depreciation methods under GDS and one depreciation method under ADS. I need to amend my taxes The 200% declining balance method over a GDS recovery period. I need to amend my taxes The 150% declining balance method over a GDS recovery period. I need to amend my taxes The straight line method over a GDS recovery period. I need to amend my taxes The straight line method over an ADS recovery period. I need to amend my taxes Depreciation Table. I need to amend my taxes   The following table lists the types of property you can depreciate under each method. I need to amend my taxes The declining balance method is abbreviated as DB and the straight line method is abbreviated as SL. I need to amend my taxes Depreciation Table System/Method   Type of Property GDS using  150% DB • All property used in a farming business (except real property)   • All 15- and 20-year property   • Nonfarm 3-, 5-, 7-, and 10-year property1 GDS using SL • Nonresidential real property   • Residential rental property   • Trees or vines bearing fruit or nuts   • All 3-, 5-, 7-, 10-, 15-, and 20-year property1 ADS using SL • Property used predomi- nantly outside the United States   • Farm property used when an election not to apply the uniform capitalization rules is in effect   • Tax-exempt property   • Tax-exempt bond-financed property   • Imported property2   • Any property for which you elect to use this method1 GDS using  200% DB • Nonfarm 3-, 5-, 7-, and 10-year property 1Elective method 2See section 168(g)(6) of the Internal Revenue  Code Property used in farming business. I need to amend my taxes   For personal property placed in service after 1988 in a farming business, you must use the 150% declining balance method over a GDS recovery period or you can elect one of the following methods. I need to amend my taxes The straight line method over a GDS recovery period. I need to amend my taxes The straight line method over an ADS recovery period. I need to amend my taxes For property placed in service before 1999, you could have elected to use the 150% declining balance method using the ADS recovery periods for certain property classes. I need to amend my taxes If you made this election, continue to use the same method and recovery period for that property. I need to amend my taxes Real property. I need to amend my taxes   You can depreciate real property using the straight line method under either GDS or ADS. I need to amend my taxes Switching to straight line. I need to amend my taxes   If you use a declining balance method, you switch to the straight line method in the year it provides an equal or greater deduction. I need to amend my taxes If you use the MACRS percentage tables, discussed later under How Is the Depreciation Deduction Figured , you do not need to determine in which year your deduction is greater using the straight line method. I need to amend my taxes The tables have the switch to the straight line method built into their rates. I need to amend my taxes Fruit or nut trees and vines. I need to amend my taxes   Depreciate trees and vines bearing fruit or nuts under GDS using the straight line method over a 10-year recovery period. I need to amend my taxes ADS required for some farmers. I need to amend my taxes   If you elect not to apply the uniform capitalization rules to any plant shown in Table 6-1 of chapter 6 and produced in your farming business, you must use ADS for all property you place in service in any year the election is in effect. I need to amend my taxes See chapter 6 for a discussion of the application of the uniform capitalization rules to farm property. I need to amend my taxes Electing a different method. I need to amend my taxes   As shown in the Depreciation Table , you can elect a different method for depreciation for certain types of property. I need to amend my taxes You must make the election by the due date of the return (including extensions) for the year you placed the property in service. I need to amend my taxes However, if you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of your return (excluding extensions). I need to amend my taxes Attach the election to the amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. I need to amend my taxes 9100-2” on the election statement. I need to amend my taxes File the amended return at the same address you filed the original return. I need to amend my taxes Once you make the election, you cannot change it. I need to amend my taxes    If you elect to use a different method for one item in a property class, you must apply the same method to all property in that class placed in service during the year of the election. I need to amend my taxes However, you can make the election on a property-by-property basis for residential rental and nonresidential real property. I need to amend my taxes Straight line election. I need to amend my taxes   Instead of using the declining balance method, you can elect to use the straight line method over the GDS recovery period. I need to amend my taxes Make the election by entering “S/L” under column (f) in Part III of Form 4562. I need to amend my taxes ADS election. I need to amend my taxes   As explained earlier under Which Depreciation System (GDS or ADS) Applies , you can elect to use ADS even though your property may come under GDS. I need to amend my taxes ADS uses the straight line method of depreciation over the ADS recovery periods, which are generally longer than the GDS recovery periods. I need to amend my taxes The ADS recovery periods for many assets used in the business of farming are listed in Table 7–1. I need to amend my taxes Additional ADS recovery periods for other classes of property may be found in the Table of Class Lives and Recovery Periods in Appendix B of Publication 946. I need to amend my taxes How Is the Depreciation Deduction Figured? To figure your depreciation deduction under MACRS, you first determine the depreciation system, property class, placed-in-service date, basis amount, recovery period, convention, and depreciation method that applies to your property. I need to amend my taxes Then you are ready to figure your depreciation deduction. I need to amend my taxes You can figure it in one of two ways. I need to amend my taxes You can use the percentage tables provided by the IRS. I need to amend my taxes You can figure your own deduction without using the tables. I need to amend my taxes Figuring your own MACRS deduction will generally result in a slightly different amount than using the tables. I need to amend my taxes Using the MACRS Percentage Tables To help you figure your deduction under MACRS, the IRS has established percentage tables that incorporate the applicable convention and depreciation method. I need to amend my taxes These percentage tables are in Appendix A of Publication 946. I need to amend my taxes Rules for using the tables. I need to amend my taxes   The following rules cover the use of the percentage tables. I need to amend my taxes You must apply the rates in the percentage tables to your property's unadjusted basis. I need to amend my taxes Unadjusted basis is the same basis amount you would use to figure gain on a sale but figured without reducing your original basis by any MACRS depreciation taken in earlier years. I need to amend my taxes You cannot use the percentage tables for a short tax year. I need to amend my taxes See chapter 4 of Publication 946 for information on how to figure the deduction for a short tax year. I need to amend my taxes You generally must continue to use them for the entire recovery period of the property. I need to amend my taxes You must stop using the tables if you adjust the basis of the property for any reason other than— Depreciation allowed or allowable, or An addition or improvement to the property, which is depreciated as a separate property. I need to amend my taxes Basis adjustment due to casualty loss. I need to amend my taxes   If you reduce the basis of your property because of a casualty, you cannot continue to use the percentage tables. I need to amend my taxes For the year of the adjustment and the remaining recovery period, you must figure the depreciation yourself using the property's adjusted basis at the end of the year. I need to amend my taxes See Figuring the Deduction Without Using the Tables in chapter 4 of Publication 946. I need to amend my taxes Figuring depreciation using the 150% DB method and half-year convention. I need to amend my taxes    Table 7-2 has the percentages for 3-, 5-, 7-, and 20-year property. I need to amend my taxes The percentages are based on the 150% declining balance method with a change to the straight line method. I need to amend my taxes This table covers only the half-year convention and the first 8 years for 20-year property. I need to amend my taxes See Appendix A in Publication 946 for complete MACRS tables, including tables for the mid-quarter and mid-month convention. I need to amend my taxes   The following examples show how to figure depreciation under MACRS using the percentages in Table 7-2 . I need to amend my taxes Example 1. I need to amend my taxes During the year, you bought an item of 7-year property for $10,000 and placed it in service. I need to amend my taxes You do not elect a section 179 expense deduction for this property. I need to amend my taxes In addition, the property is not qualified property for purposes of the special depreciation allowance. I need to amend my taxes The unadjusted basis of the property is $10,000. I need to amend my taxes You use the percentages in Table 7-2 to figure your deduction. I need to amend my taxes Since this is 7-year property, you multiply $10,000 by 10. I need to amend my taxes 71% to get this year's depreciation of $1,071. I need to amend my taxes For next year, your depreciation will be $1,913 ($10,000 × 19. I need to amend my taxes 13%). I need to amend my taxes Example 2. I need to amend my taxes You had a barn constructed on your farm at a cost of $20,000. I need to amend my taxes You placed the barn in service this year. I need to amend my taxes You elect not to claim the special depreciation allowance. I need to amend my taxes The barn is 20-year property and you use the table percentages to figure your deduction. I need to amend my taxes You figure this year's depreciation by multiplying $20,000 (unadjusted basis) by 3. I need to amend my taxes 75% to get $750. I need to amend my taxes For next year, your depreciation will be $1,443. I need to amend my taxes 80 ($20,000 × 7. I need to amend my taxes 219%). I need to amend my taxes Table 7-2. I need to amend my taxes 150% Declining Balance Method (Half-Year Convention) Year 3-Year 5-Year 7-Year 20-Year 1 25. I need to amend my taxes 0 % 15. I need to amend my taxes 00 % 10. I need to amend my taxes 71 % 3. I need to amend my taxes 750 % 2 37. I need to amend my taxes 5   25. I need to amend my taxes 50   19. I need to amend my taxes 13   7. I need to amend my taxes 219   3 25. I need to amend my taxes 0   17. I need to amend my taxes 85   15. I need to amend my taxes 03   6. I need to amend my taxes 677   4 12. I need to amend my taxes 5   16. I need to amend my taxes 66   12. I need to amend my taxes 25   6. I need to amend my taxes 177   5     16. I need to amend my taxes 66   12. I need to amend my taxes 25   5. I need to amend my taxes 713   6     8. I need to amend my taxes 33   12. I need to amend my taxes 25   5. I need to amend my taxes 285   7         12. I need to amend my taxes 25   4. I need to amend my taxes 888   8         6. I need to amend my taxes 13   4. I need to amend my taxes 522   Figuring depreciation using the straight line method and half-year convention. I need to amend my taxes   The following table has the straight line percentages for 3-, 5-, 7-, and 20-year property using the half-year convention. I need to amend my taxes The table covers only the first 8 years for 20-year property. I need to amend my taxes See Appendix A in Publication 946 for complete MACRS tables, including tables for the mid-quarter and mid-month convention. I need to amend my taxes Table 7-3. I need to amend my taxes Straight Line Method (Half-Year Convention) Year 3-Year 5-Year 7-Year 20-Year 1 16. I need to amend my taxes 67 % 10 % 7. I need to amend my taxes 14 % 2. I need to amend my taxes 5 % 2 33. I need to amend my taxes 33   20   14. I need to amend my taxes 29   5. I need to amend my taxes 0   3 33. I need to amend my taxes 33   20   14. I need to amend my taxes 29   5. I need to amend my taxes 0   4 16. I need to amend my taxes 67   20   14. I need to amend my taxes 28   5. I need to amend my taxes 0   5     20   14. I need to amend my taxes 29   5. I need to amend my taxes 0   6     10   14. I need to amend my taxes 28   5. I need to amend my taxes 0   7         14. I need to amend my taxes 29   5. I need to amend my taxes 0   8         7. I need to amend my taxes 14   5. I need to amend my taxes 0