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Irs 2011 taxes online Publication 541 - Main Content Table of Contents Forming a PartnershipOrganizations Classified as Partnerships Family Partnership Partnership Agreement Terminating a PartnershipIRS e-file (Electronic Filing) Exclusion From Partnership Rules Partnership Return (Form 1065) Partnership DistributionsSubstantially appreciated inventory items. Irs 2011 taxes online Partner's Gain or Loss Partner's Basis for Distributed Property Transactions Between Partnership and PartnersGuaranteed Payments Sale or Exchange of Property Contribution of Property Contribution of Services Basis of Partner's InterestAdjusted Basis Effect of Partnership Liabilities Disposition of Partner's InterestSale, Exchange, or Other Transfer Payments for Unrealized Receivables and Inventory Items Liquidation at Partner's Retirement or Death Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA)Partnership Item. Irs 2011 taxes online Small Partnerships and the Small Partnership Exception Small Partnership TEFRA Election Role of Tax Matters Partner (TMP) in TEFRA Proceedings Statute of Limitations and TEFRA Amended Returns and Administrative Adjustment Requests (AARs) How To Get Tax Help Forming a Partnership The following sections contain general information about partnerships. Irs 2011 taxes online Organizations Classified as Partnerships An unincorporated organization with two or more members is generally classified as a partnership for federal tax purposes if its members carry on a trade, business, financial operation, or venture and divide its profits. Irs 2011 taxes online However, a joint undertaking merely to share expenses is not a partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online For example, co-ownership of property maintained and rented or leased is not a partnership unless the co-owners provide services to the tenants. Irs 2011 taxes online The rules you must use to determine whether an organization is classified as a partnership changed for organizations formed after 1996. Irs 2011 taxes online Organizations formed after 1996. Irs 2011 taxes online   An organization formed after 1996 is classified as a partnership for federal tax purposes if it has two or more members and it is none of the following. Irs 2011 taxes online An organization formed under a federal or state law that refers to it as incorporated or as a corporation, body corporate, or body politic. Irs 2011 taxes online An organization formed under a state law that refers to it as a joint-stock company or joint-stock association. Irs 2011 taxes online An insurance company. Irs 2011 taxes online Certain banks. Irs 2011 taxes online An organization wholly owned by a state, local, or foreign government. Irs 2011 taxes online An organization specifically required to be taxed as a corporation by the Internal Revenue Code (for example, certain publicly traded partnerships). Irs 2011 taxes online Certain foreign organizations identified in section 301. Irs 2011 taxes online 7701-2(b)(8) of the regulations. Irs 2011 taxes online A tax-exempt organization. Irs 2011 taxes online A real estate investment trust. Irs 2011 taxes online An organization classified as a trust under section 301. Irs 2011 taxes online 7701-4 of the regulations or otherwise subject to special treatment under the Internal Revenue Code. Irs 2011 taxes online Any other organization that elects to be classified as a corporation by filing Form 8832. Irs 2011 taxes online For more information, see the instructions for Form 8832. Irs 2011 taxes online Limited liability company. Irs 2011 taxes online   A limited liability company (LLC) is an entity formed under state law by filing articles of organization as an LLC. Irs 2011 taxes online Unlike a partnership, none of the members of an LLC are personally liable for its debts. Irs 2011 taxes online An LLC may be classified for federal income tax purposes as either a partnership, a corporation, or an entity disregarded as an entity separate from its owner by applying the rules in Regulations section 301. Irs 2011 taxes online 7701-3. Irs 2011 taxes online See Form 8832 and section 301. Irs 2011 taxes online 7701-3 of the regulations for more details. Irs 2011 taxes online A domestic LLC with at least two members that does not file Form 8832 is classified as a partnership for federal income tax purposes. Irs 2011 taxes online Organizations formed before 1997. Irs 2011 taxes online   An organization formed before 1997 and classified as a partnership under the old rules will generally continue to be classified as a partnership as long as the organization has at least two members and does not elect to be classified as a corporation by filing Form 8832. Irs 2011 taxes online Community property. Irs 2011 taxes online    Spouses who own a qualified entity (defined later) can choose to classify the entity as a partnership for federal tax purposes by filing the appropriate partnership tax returns. Irs 2011 taxes online They can choose to classify the entity as a sole proprietorship by filing a Schedule C (Form 1040) listing one spouse as the sole proprietor. Irs 2011 taxes online A change in reporting position will be treated for federal tax purposes as a conversion of the entity. Irs 2011 taxes online   A qualified entity is a business entity that meets all the following requirements. Irs 2011 taxes online The business entity is wholly owned by spouses as community property under the laws of a state, a foreign country, or a possession of the United States. Irs 2011 taxes online No person other than one or both spouses would be considered an owner for federal tax purposes. Irs 2011 taxes online The business entity is not treated as a corporation. Irs 2011 taxes online   For more information about community property, see Publication 555, Community Property. Irs 2011 taxes online Publication 555 discusses the community property laws of Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Irs 2011 taxes online Family Partnership Members of a family can be partners. Irs 2011 taxes online However, family members (or any other person) will be recognized as partners only if one of the following requirements is met. Irs 2011 taxes online If capital is a material income-producing factor, they acquired their capital interest in a bona fide transaction (even if by gift or purchase from another family member), actually own the partnership interest, and actually control the interest. Irs 2011 taxes online If capital is not a material income-producing factor, they joined together in good faith to conduct a business. Irs 2011 taxes online They agreed that contributions of each entitle them to a share in the profits, and some capital or service has been (or is) provided by each partner. Irs 2011 taxes online Capital is material. Irs 2011 taxes online   Capital is a material income-producing factor if a substantial part of the gross income of the business comes from the use of capital. Irs 2011 taxes online Capital is ordinarily an income-producing factor if the operation of the business requires substantial inventories or investments in plants, machinery, or equipment. Irs 2011 taxes online Capital is not material. Irs 2011 taxes online   In general, capital is not a material income-producing factor if the income of the business consists principally of fees, commissions, or other compensation for personal services performed by members or employees of the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online Capital interest. Irs 2011 taxes online   A capital interest in a partnership is an interest in its assets that is distributable to the owner of the interest in either of the following situations. Irs 2011 taxes online The owner withdraws from the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online The partnership liquidates. Irs 2011 taxes online   The mere right to share in earnings and profits is not a capital interest in the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online Gift of capital interest. Irs 2011 taxes online   If a family member (or any other person) receives a gift of a capital interest in a partnership in which capital is a material income-producing factor, the donee's distributive share of partnership income is subject to both of the following restrictions. Irs 2011 taxes online It must be figured by reducing the partnership income by reasonable compensation for services the donor renders to the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online The donee's distributive share of partnership income attributable to donated capital must not be proportionately greater than the donor's distributive share attributable to the donor's capital. Irs 2011 taxes online Purchase. Irs 2011 taxes online   For purposes of determining a partner's distributive share, an interest purchased by one family member from another family member is considered a gift from the seller. Irs 2011 taxes online The fair market value of the purchased interest is considered donated capital. Irs 2011 taxes online For this purpose, members of a family include only spouses, ancestors, and lineal descendants (or a trust for the primary benefit of those persons). Irs 2011 taxes online Example. Irs 2011 taxes online A father sold 50% of his business to his son. Irs 2011 taxes online The resulting partnership had a profit of $60,000. Irs 2011 taxes online Capital is a material income-producing factor. Irs 2011 taxes online The father performed services worth $24,000, which is reasonable compensation, and the son performed no services. Irs 2011 taxes online The $24,000 must be allocated to the father as compensation. Irs 2011 taxes online Of the remaining $36,000 of profit due to capital, at least 50%, or $18,000, must be allocated to the father since he owns a 50% capital interest. Irs 2011 taxes online The son's share of partnership profit cannot be more than $18,000. Irs 2011 taxes online Business owned and operated by spouses. Irs 2011 taxes online   If spouses carry on a business together and share in the profits and losses, they may be partners whether or not they have a formal partnership agreement. Irs 2011 taxes online If so, they should report income or loss from the business on Form 1065. Irs 2011 taxes online They should not report the income on a Schedule C (Form 1040) in the name of one spouse as a sole proprietor. Irs 2011 taxes online However, the spouses can elect not to treat the joint venture as a partnership by making a Qualified Joint Venture Election. Irs 2011 taxes online Qualified Joint Venture Election. Irs 2011 taxes online   A "qualified joint venture," whose only members are spouses filing a joint return, can elect not to be treated as a partnership for federal tax purposes. Irs 2011 taxes online A qualified joint venture conducts a trade or business where: the only members of the joint venture are spouses filing jointly; both spouses elect not to be treated as a partnership; both spouses materially participate in the trade or business (see Passive Activity Limitations in the Instructions for Form 1065 for a definition of material participation); and the business is co-owned by both spouses and is not held in the name of a state law entity such as a partnership or LLC. Irs 2011 taxes online   Under this election, a qualified joint venture conducted by spouses who file a joint return is not treated as a partnership for federal tax purposes and therefore does not have a Form 1065 filing requirement. Irs 2011 taxes online All items of income, gain, deduction, loss, and credit are divided between the spouses based on their respective interests in the venture. Irs 2011 taxes online Each spouse takes into account his or her respective share of these items as a sole proprietor. Irs 2011 taxes online Each spouse would account for his or her respective share on the appropriate form, such as Schedule C (Form 1040). Irs 2011 taxes online For purposes of determining net earnings from self-employment, each spouse's share of income or loss from a qualified joint venture is taken into account just as it is for federal income tax purposes (i. Irs 2011 taxes online e. Irs 2011 taxes online , based on their respective interests in the venture). Irs 2011 taxes online   If the spouses do not make the election to treat their respective interests in the joint venture as sole proprietorships, each spouse should carry his or her share of the partnership income or loss from Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) to their joint or separate Form(s) 1040. Irs 2011 taxes online Each spouse should include his or her respective share of self-employment income on a separate Schedule SE (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax. Irs 2011 taxes online   This generally does not increase the total tax on the return, but it does give each spouse credit for social security earnings on which retirement benefits are based. Irs 2011 taxes online However, this may not be true if either spouse exceeds the social security tax limitation. Irs 2011 taxes online   For more information on qualified joint ventures, go to IRS. Irs 2011 taxes online gov, enter “Election for Qualified Joint Ventures” in the search box and select the link reading “Election for Husband and Wife Unincorporated Businesses. Irs 2011 taxes online ” Partnership Agreement The partnership agreement includes the original agreement and any modifications. Irs 2011 taxes online The modifications must be agreed to by all partners or adopted in any other manner provided by the partnership agreement. Irs 2011 taxes online The agreement or modifications can be oral or written. Irs 2011 taxes online Partners can modify the partnership agreement for a particular tax year after the close of the year but not later than the date for filing the partnership return for that year. Irs 2011 taxes online This filing date does not include any extension of time. Irs 2011 taxes online If the partnership agreement or any modification is silent on any matter, the provisions of local law are treated as part of the agreement. Irs 2011 taxes online Terminating a Partnership A partnership terminates when one of the following events takes place. Irs 2011 taxes online All its operations are discontinued and no part of any business, financial operation, or venture is continued by any of its partners in a partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online At least 50% of the total interest in partnership capital and profits is sold or exchanged within a 12-month period, including a sale or exchange to another partner. Irs 2011 taxes online Unlike other partnerships, an electing large partnership does not terminate on the sale or exchange of 50% or more of the partnership interests within a 12-month period. Irs 2011 taxes online See section 1. Irs 2011 taxes online 708-1(b) of the regulations for more information on the termination of a partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online For special rules that apply to a merger, consolidation, or division of a partnership, see sections 1. Irs 2011 taxes online 708-1(c) and 1. Irs 2011 taxes online 708-1(d) of the regulations. Irs 2011 taxes online Date of termination. Irs 2011 taxes online   The partnership's tax year ends on the date of termination. Irs 2011 taxes online For the event described in (1), above, the date of termination is the date the partnership completes the winding up of its affairs. Irs 2011 taxes online For the event described in (2), above, the date of termination is the date of the sale or exchange of a partnership interest that, by itself or together with other sales or exchanges in the preceding 12 months, transfers an interest of 50% or more in both capital and profits. Irs 2011 taxes online Short period return. Irs 2011 taxes online   If a partnership is terminated before the end of what would otherwise be its tax year, Form 1065 must be filed for the short period, which is the period from the beginning of the tax year through the date of termination. Irs 2011 taxes online The return is due the 15th day of the fourth month following the date of termination. Irs 2011 taxes online See Partnership Return (Form 1065), later, for information about filing Form 1065. Irs 2011 taxes online Conversion of partnership into limited liability company (LLC). Irs 2011 taxes online   The conversion of a partnership into an LLC classified as a partnership for federal tax purposes does not terminate the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online The conversion is not a sale, exchange, or liquidation of any partnership interest; the partnership's tax year does not close; and the LLC can continue to use the partnership's taxpayer identification number. Irs 2011 taxes online   However, the conversion may change some of the partners' bases in their partnership interests if the partnership has recourse liabilities that become nonrecourse liabilities. Irs 2011 taxes online Because the partners share recourse and nonrecourse liabilities differently, their bases must be adjusted to reflect the new sharing ratios. Irs 2011 taxes online If a decrease in a partner's share of liabilities exceeds the partner's basis, he or she must recognize gain on the excess. Irs 2011 taxes online For more information, see Effect of Partnership Liabilities under Basis of Partner's Interest, later. Irs 2011 taxes online   The same rules apply if an LLC classified as a partnership is converted into a partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online IRS e-file (Electronic Filing) Please click here for the text description of the image. Irs 2011 taxes online e-file Certain partnerships with more than 100 partners are required to file Form 1065, Schedules K-1, and related forms and schedules electronically (e-file). Irs 2011 taxes online Other partnerships generally have the option to file electronically. Irs 2011 taxes online For details about IRS e-file, see the Form 1065 instructions. Irs 2011 taxes online Exclusion From Partnership Rules Certain partnerships that do not actively conduct a business can choose to be completely or partially excluded from being treated as partnerships for federal income tax purposes. Irs 2011 taxes online All the partners must agree to make the choice, and the partners must be able to compute their own taxable income without computing the partnership's income. Irs 2011 taxes online However, the partners are not exempt from the rule that limits a partner's distributive share of partnership loss to the adjusted basis of the partner's partnership interest. Irs 2011 taxes online Nor are they exempt from the requirement of a business purpose for adopting a tax year for the partnership that differs from its required tax year. Irs 2011 taxes online Investing partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online   An investing partnership can be excluded if the participants in the joint purchase, retention, sale, or exchange of investment property meet all the following requirements. Irs 2011 taxes online They own the property as co-owners. Irs 2011 taxes online They reserve the right separately to take or dispose of their shares of any property acquired or retained. Irs 2011 taxes online They do not actively conduct business or irrevocably authorize some person acting in a representative capacity to purchase, sell, or exchange the investment property. Irs 2011 taxes online Each separate participant can delegate authority to purchase, sell, or exchange his or her share of the investment property for the time being for his or her account, but not for a period of more than a year. Irs 2011 taxes online Operating agreement partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online   An operating agreement partnership group can be excluded if the participants in the joint production, extraction, or use of property meet all the following requirements. Irs 2011 taxes online They own the property as co-owners, either in fee or under lease or other form of contract granting exclusive operating rights. Irs 2011 taxes online They reserve the right separately to take in kind or dispose of their shares of any property produced, extracted, or used. Irs 2011 taxes online They do not jointly sell services or the property produced or extracted. Irs 2011 taxes online Each separate participant can delegate authority to sell his or her share of the property produced or extracted for the time being for his or her account, but not for a period of time in excess of the minimum needs of the industry, and in no event for more than one year. Irs 2011 taxes online However, this exclusion does not apply to an unincorporated organization one of whose principal purposes is cycling, manufacturing, or processing for persons who are not members of the organization. Irs 2011 taxes online Electing the exclusion. Irs 2011 taxes online   An eligible organization that wishes to be excluded from the partnership rules must make the election not later than the time for filing the partnership return for the first tax year for which exclusion is desired. Irs 2011 taxes online This filing date includes any extension of time. Irs 2011 taxes online See Regulations section 1. Irs 2011 taxes online 761-2(b) for the procedures to follow. Irs 2011 taxes online Partnership Return (Form 1065) Every partnership that engages in a trade or business or has gross income must file an information return on Form 1065 showing its income, deductions, and other required information. Irs 2011 taxes online The partnership return must show the names and addresses of each partner and each partner's distributive share of taxable income. Irs 2011 taxes online The return must be signed by a general partner. Irs 2011 taxes online If a limited liability company is treated as a partnership, it must file Form 1065 and one of its members must sign the return. Irs 2011 taxes online A partnership is not considered to engage in a trade or business, and is not required to file a Form 1065, for any tax year in which it neither receives income nor pays or incurs any expenses treated as deductions or credits for federal income tax purposes. Irs 2011 taxes online See the Instructions for Form 1065 for more information about who must file Form 1065. Irs 2011 taxes online Partnership Distributions Partnership distributions include the following. Irs 2011 taxes online A withdrawal by a partner in anticipation of the current year's earnings. Irs 2011 taxes online A distribution of the current year's or prior years' earnings not needed for working capital. Irs 2011 taxes online A complete or partial liquidation of a partner's interest. Irs 2011 taxes online A distribution to all partners in a complete liquidation of the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online A partnership distribution is not taken into account in determining the partner's distributive share of partnership income or loss. Irs 2011 taxes online If any gain or loss from the distribution is recognized by the partner, it must be reported on his or her return for the tax year in which the distribution is received. Irs 2011 taxes online Money or property withdrawn by a partner in anticipation of the current year's earnings is treated as a distribution received on the last day of the partnership's tax year. Irs 2011 taxes online Effect on partner's basis. Irs 2011 taxes online   A partner's adjusted basis in his or her partnership interest is decreased (but not below zero) by the money and adjusted basis of property distributed to the partner. Irs 2011 taxes online See Adjusted Basis under Basis of Partner's Interest, later. Irs 2011 taxes online Effect on partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online   A partnership generally does not recognize any gain or loss because of distributions it makes to partners. Irs 2011 taxes online The partnership may be able to elect to adjust the basis of its undistributed property. Irs 2011 taxes online Certain distributions treated as a sale or exchange. Irs 2011 taxes online   When a partnership distributes the following items, the distribution may be treated as a sale or exchange of property rather than a distribution. Irs 2011 taxes online Unrealized receivables or substantially appreciated inventory items distributed in exchange for any part of the partner's interest in other partnership property, including money. Irs 2011 taxes online Other property (including money) distributed in exchange for any part of a partner's interest in unrealized receivables or substantially appreciated inventory items. Irs 2011 taxes online   See Payments for Unrealized Receivables and Inventory Items under Disposition of Partner's Interest, later. Irs 2011 taxes online   This treatment does not apply to the following distributions. Irs 2011 taxes online A distribution of property to the partner who contributed the property to the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online Payments made to a retiring partner or successor in interest of a deceased partner that are the partner's distributive share of partnership income or guaranteed payments. Irs 2011 taxes online Substantially appreciated inventory items. Irs 2011 taxes online   Inventory items of the partnership are considered to have appreciated substantially in value if, at the time of the distribution, their total fair market value is more than 120% of the partnership's adjusted basis for the property. Irs 2011 taxes online However, if a principal purpose for acquiring inventory property is to avoid ordinary income treatment by reducing the appreciation to less than 120%, that property is excluded. Irs 2011 taxes online Partner's Gain or Loss A partner generally recognizes gain on a partnership distribution only to the extent any money (and marketable securities treated as money) included in the distribution exceeds the adjusted basis of the partner's interest in the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online Any gain recognized is generally treated as capital gain from the sale of the partnership interest on the date of the distribution. Irs 2011 taxes online If partnership property (other than marketable securities treated as money) is distributed to a partner, he or she generally does not recognize any gain until the sale or other disposition of the property. Irs 2011 taxes online For exceptions to these rules, see Distribution of partner's debt and Net precontribution gain, later. Irs 2011 taxes online Also, see Payments for Unrealized Receivables and Inventory Items under Disposition of Partner's Interest, later. Irs 2011 taxes online Example. Irs 2011 taxes online The adjusted basis of Jo's partnership interest is $14,000. Irs 2011 taxes online She receives a distribution of $8,000 cash and land that has an adjusted basis of $2,000 and a fair market value of $3,000. Irs 2011 taxes online Because the cash received does not exceed the basis of her partnership interest, Jo does not recognize any gain on the distribution. Irs 2011 taxes online Any gain on the land will be recognized when she sells or otherwise disposes of it. Irs 2011 taxes online The distribution decreases the adjusted basis of Jo's partnership interest to $4,000 [$14,000 − ($8,000 + $2,000)]. Irs 2011 taxes online Marketable securities treated as money. Irs 2011 taxes online   Generally, a marketable security distributed to a partner is treated as money in determining whether gain is recognized on the distribution. Irs 2011 taxes online This treatment, however, does not generally apply if that partner contributed the security to the partnership or an investment partnership made the distribution to an eligible partner. Irs 2011 taxes online   The amount treated as money is the security's fair market value when distributed, reduced (but not below zero) by the excess (if any) of: The partner's distributive share of the gain that would be recognized had the partnership sold all its marketable securities at their fair market value immediately before the transaction resulting in the distribution, over The partner's distributive share of the gain that would be recognized had the partnership sold all such securities it still held after the distribution at the fair market value in (1). Irs 2011 taxes online   For more information, including the definition of marketable securities, see section 731(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Irs 2011 taxes online Loss on distribution. Irs 2011 taxes online   A partner does not recognize loss on a partnership distribution unless all the following requirements are met. Irs 2011 taxes online The adjusted basis of the partner's interest in the partnership exceeds the distribution. Irs 2011 taxes online The partner's entire interest in the partnership is liquidated. Irs 2011 taxes online The distribution is in money, unrealized receivables, or inventory items. Irs 2011 taxes online   There are exceptions to these general rules. Irs 2011 taxes online See the following discussions. Irs 2011 taxes online Also, see Liquidation at Partner's Retirement or Death under Disposition of Partner's Interest, later. Irs 2011 taxes online Distribution of partner's debt. Irs 2011 taxes online   If a partnership acquires a partner's debt and extinguishes the debt by distributing it to the partner, the partner will recognize capital gain or loss to the extent the fair market value of the debt differs from the basis of the debt (determined under the rules discussed in Partner's Basis for Distributed Property, later). Irs 2011 taxes online   The partner is treated as having satisfied the debt for its fair market value. Irs 2011 taxes online If the issue price (adjusted for any premium or discount) of the debt exceeds its fair market value when distributed, the partner may have to include the excess amount in income as canceled debt. Irs 2011 taxes online   Similarly, a deduction may be available to a corporate partner if the fair market value of the debt at the time of distribution exceeds its adjusted issue price. Irs 2011 taxes online Net precontribution gain. Irs 2011 taxes online   A partner generally must recognize gain on the distribution of property (other than money) if the partner contributed appreciated property to the partnership during the 7-year period before the distribution. Irs 2011 taxes online   The gain recognized is the lesser of the following amounts. Irs 2011 taxes online The excess of: The fair market value of the property received in the distribution, over The adjusted basis of the partner's interest in the partnership immediately before the distribution, reduced (but not below zero) by any money received in the distribution. Irs 2011 taxes online The “net precontribution gain” of the partner. Irs 2011 taxes online This is the net gain the partner would recognize if all the property contributed by the partner within 7 years of the distribution, and held by the partnership immediately before the distribution, were distributed to another partner, other than a partner who owns more than 50% of the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online For information about the distribution of contributed property to another partner, see Contribution of Property , under Transactions Between Partnership and Partners, later. Irs 2011 taxes online   The character of the gain is determined by reference to the character of the net precontribution gain. Irs 2011 taxes online This gain is in addition to any gain the partner must recognize if the money distributed is more than his or her basis in the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online For these rules, the term “money” includes marketable securities treated as money, as discussed earlier. Irs 2011 taxes online Effect on basis. Irs 2011 taxes online   The adjusted basis of the partner's interest in the partnership is increased by any net precontribution gain recognized by the partner. Irs 2011 taxes online Other than for purposes of determining the gain, the increase is treated as occurring immediately before the distribution. Irs 2011 taxes online See Basis of Partner's Interest , later. Irs 2011 taxes online   The partnership must adjust its basis in any property the partner contributed within 7 years of the distribution to reflect any gain that partner recognizes under this rule. Irs 2011 taxes online Exceptions. Irs 2011 taxes online   Any part of a distribution that is property the partner previously contributed to the partnership is not taken into account in determining the amount of the excess distribution or the partner's net precontribution gain. Irs 2011 taxes online For this purpose, the partner's previously contributed property does not include a contributed interest in an entity to the extent its value is due to property contributed to the entity after the interest was contributed to the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online   Recognition of gain under this rule also does not apply to a distribution of unrealized receivables or substantially appreciated inventory items if the distribution is treated as a sale or exchange, as discussed earlier. Irs 2011 taxes online Partner's Basis for Distributed Property Unless there is a complete liquidation of a partner's interest, the basis of property (other than money) distributed to the partner by a partnership is its adjusted basis to the partnership immediately before the distribution. Irs 2011 taxes online However, the basis of the property to the partner cannot be more than the adjusted basis of his or her interest in the partnership reduced by any money received in the same transaction. Irs 2011 taxes online Example 1. Irs 2011 taxes online The adjusted basis of Emily's partnership interest is $30,000. Irs 2011 taxes online She receives a distribution of property that has an adjusted basis of $20,000 to the partnership and $4,000 in cash. Irs 2011 taxes online Her basis for the property is $20,000. Irs 2011 taxes online Example 2. Irs 2011 taxes online The adjusted basis of Steve's partnership interest is $10,000. Irs 2011 taxes online He receives a distribution of $4,000 cash and property that has an adjusted basis to the partnership of $8,000. Irs 2011 taxes online His basis for the distributed property is limited to $6,000 ($10,000 − $4,000, the cash he receives). Irs 2011 taxes online Complete liquidation of partner's interest. Irs 2011 taxes online   The basis of property received in complete liquidation of a partner's interest is the adjusted basis of the partner's interest in the partnership reduced by any money distributed to the partner in the same transaction. Irs 2011 taxes online Partner's holding period. Irs 2011 taxes online   A partner's holding period for property distributed to the partner includes the period the property was held by the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online If the property was contributed to the partnership by a partner, then the period it was held by that partner is also included. Irs 2011 taxes online Basis divided among properties. Irs 2011 taxes online   If the basis of property received is the adjusted basis of the partner's interest in the partnership (reduced by money received in the same transaction), it must be divided among the properties distributed to the partner. Irs 2011 taxes online For property distributed after August 5, 1997, allocate the basis using the following rules. Irs 2011 taxes online Allocate the basis first to unrealized receivables and inventory items included in the distribution by assigning a basis to each item equal to the partnership's adjusted basis in the item immediately before the distribution. Irs 2011 taxes online If the total of these assigned bases exceeds the allocable basis, decrease the assigned bases by the amount of the excess. Irs 2011 taxes online Allocate any remaining basis to properties other than unrealized receivables and inventory items by assigning a basis to each property equal to the partnership's adjusted basis in the property immediately before the distribution. Irs 2011 taxes online If the allocable basis exceeds the total of these assigned bases, increase the assigned bases by the amount of the excess. Irs 2011 taxes online If the total of these assigned bases exceeds the allocable basis, decrease the assigned bases by the amount of the excess. Irs 2011 taxes online Allocating a basis increase. Irs 2011 taxes online   Allocate any basis increase required in rule (2), above, first to properties with unrealized appreciation to the extent of the unrealized appreciation. Irs 2011 taxes online If the basis increase is less than the total unrealized appreciation, allocate it among those properties in proportion to their respective amounts of unrealized appreciation. Irs 2011 taxes online Allocate any remaining basis increase among all the properties in proportion to their respective fair market values. Irs 2011 taxes online Example. Irs 2011 taxes online Eun's basis in her partnership interest is $55,000. Irs 2011 taxes online In a distribution in liquidation of her entire interest, she receives properties A and B, neither of which is inventory or unrealized receivables. Irs 2011 taxes online Property A has an adjusted basis to the partnership of $5,000 and a fair market value of $40,000. Irs 2011 taxes online Property B has an adjusted basis to the partnership of $10,000 and a fair market value of $10,000. Irs 2011 taxes online To figure her basis in each property, Eun first assigns bases of $5,000 to property A and $10,000 to property B (their adjusted bases to the partnership). Irs 2011 taxes online This leaves a $40,000 basis increase (the $55,000 allocable basis minus the $15,000 total of the assigned bases). Irs 2011 taxes online She first allocates $35,000 to property A (its unrealized appreciation). Irs 2011 taxes online The remaining $5,000 is allocated between the properties based on their fair market values. Irs 2011 taxes online $4,000 ($40,000/$50,000) is allocated to property A and $1,000 ($10,000/$50,000) is allocated to property B. Irs 2011 taxes online Eun's basis in property A is $44,000 ($5,000 + $35,000 + $4,000) and her basis in property B is $11,000 ($10,000 + $1,000). Irs 2011 taxes online Allocating a basis decrease. Irs 2011 taxes online   Use the following rules to allocate any basis decrease required in rule (1) or rule (2), earlier. Irs 2011 taxes online Allocate the basis decrease first to items with unrealized depreciation to the extent of the unrealized depreciation. Irs 2011 taxes online If the basis decrease is less than the total unrealized depreciation, allocate it among those items in proportion to their respective amounts of unrealized depreciation. Irs 2011 taxes online Allocate any remaining basis decrease among all the items in proportion to their respective assigned basis amounts (as decreased in (1)). Irs 2011 taxes online Example. Irs 2011 taxes online Armando's basis in his partnership interest is $20,000. Irs 2011 taxes online In a distribution in liquidation of his entire interest, he receives properties C and D, neither of which is inventory or unrealized receivables. Irs 2011 taxes online Property C has an adjusted basis to the partnership of $15,000 and a fair market value of $15,000. Irs 2011 taxes online Property D has an adjusted basis to the partnership of $15,000 and a fair market value of $5,000. Irs 2011 taxes online To figure his basis in each property, Armando first assigns bases of $15,000 to property C and $15,000 to property D (their adjusted bases to the partnership). Irs 2011 taxes online This leaves a $10,000 basis decrease (the $30,000 total of the assigned bases minus the $20,000 allocable basis). Irs 2011 taxes online He allocates the entire $10,000 to property D (its unrealized depreciation). Irs 2011 taxes online Armando's basis in property C is $15,000 and his basis in property D is $5,000 ($15,000 − $10,000). Irs 2011 taxes online Distributions before August 6, 1997. Irs 2011 taxes online   For property distributed before August 6, 1997, allocate the basis using the following rules. Irs 2011 taxes online Allocate the basis first to unrealized receivables and inventory items included in the distribution to the extent of the partnership's adjusted basis in those items. Irs 2011 taxes online If the partnership's adjusted basis in those items exceeded the allocable basis, allocate the basis among the items in proportion to their adjusted bases to the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online Allocate any remaining basis to other distributed properties in proportion to their adjusted bases to the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online Partner's interest more than partnership basis. Irs 2011 taxes online   If the basis of a partner's interest to be divided in a complete liquidation of the partner's interest is more than the partnership's adjusted basis for the unrealized receivables and inventory items distributed, and if no other property is distributed to which the partner can apply the remaining basis, the partner has a capital loss to the extent of the remaining basis of the partnership interest. Irs 2011 taxes online Special adjustment to basis. Irs 2011 taxes online   A partner who acquired any part of his or her partnership interest in a sale or exchange or upon the death of another partner may be able to choose a special basis adjustment for property distributed by the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online To choose the special adjustment, the partner must have received the distribution within 2 years after acquiring the partnership interest. Irs 2011 taxes online Also, the partnership must not have chosen the optional adjustment to basis when the partner acquired the partnership interest. Irs 2011 taxes online   If a partner chooses this special basis adjustment, the partner's basis for the property distributed is the same as it would have been if the partnership had chosen the optional adjustment to basis. Irs 2011 taxes online However, this assigned basis is not reduced by any depletion or depreciation that would have been allowed or allowable if the partnership had previously chosen the optional adjustment. Irs 2011 taxes online   The choice must be made with the partner's tax return for the year of the distribution if the distribution includes any property subject to depreciation, depletion, or amortization. Irs 2011 taxes online If the choice does not have to be made for the distribution year, it must be made with the return for the first year in which the basis of the distributed property is pertinent in determining the partner's income tax. Irs 2011 taxes online   A partner choosing this special basis adjustment must attach a statement to his or her tax return that the partner chooses under section 732(d) of the Internal Revenue Code to adjust the basis of property received in a distribution. Irs 2011 taxes online The statement must show the computation of the special basis adjustment for the property distributed and list the properties to which the adjustment has been allocated. Irs 2011 taxes online Example. Irs 2011 taxes online Chin Ho purchased a 25% interest in X partnership for $17,000 cash. Irs 2011 taxes online At the time of the purchase, the partnership owned inventory having a basis to the partnership of $14,000 and a fair market value of $16,000. Irs 2011 taxes online Thus, $4,000 of the $17,000 he paid was attributable to his share of inventory with a basis to the partnership of $3,500. Irs 2011 taxes online Within 2 years after acquiring his interest, Chin Ho withdrew from the partnership and for his entire interest received cash of $1,500, inventory with a basis to the partnership of $3,500, and other property with a basis of $6,000. Irs 2011 taxes online The value of the inventory received was 25% of the value of all partnership inventory. Irs 2011 taxes online (It is immaterial whether the inventory he received was on hand when he acquired his interest. Irs 2011 taxes online ) Since the partnership from which Chin Ho withdrew did not make the optional adjustment to basis, he chose to adjust the basis of the inventory received. Irs 2011 taxes online His share of the partnership's basis for the inventory is increased by $500 (25% of the $2,000 difference between the $16,000 fair market value of the inventory and its $14,000 basis to the partnership at the time he acquired his interest). Irs 2011 taxes online The adjustment applies only for purposes of determining his new basis in the inventory, and not for purposes of partnership gain or loss on disposition. Irs 2011 taxes online The total to be allocated among the properties Chin Ho received in the distribution is $15,500 ($17,000 basis of his interest − $1,500 cash received). Irs 2011 taxes online His basis in the inventory items is $4,000 ($3,500 partnership basis + $500 special adjustment). Irs 2011 taxes online The remaining $11,500 is allocated to his new basis for the other property he received. Irs 2011 taxes online Mandatory adjustment. Irs 2011 taxes online   A partner does not always have a choice of making this special adjustment to basis. Irs 2011 taxes online The special adjustment to basis must be made for a distribution of property (whether or not within 2 years after the partnership interest was acquired) if all the following conditions existed when the partner received the partnership interest. Irs 2011 taxes online The fair market value of all partnership property (other than money) was more than 110% of its adjusted basis to the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online If there had been a liquidation of the partner's interest immediately after it was acquired, an allocation of the basis of that interest under the general rules (discussed earlier under Basis divided among properties) would have decreased the basis of property that could not be depreciated, depleted, or amortized and increased the basis of property that could be. Irs 2011 taxes online The optional basis adjustment, if it had been chosen by the partnership, would have changed the partner's basis for the property actually distributed. Irs 2011 taxes online Required statement. Irs 2011 taxes online   Generally, if a partner chooses a special basis adjustment and notifies the partnership, or if the partnership makes a distribution for which the special basis adjustment is mandatory, the partnership must provide a statement to the partner. Irs 2011 taxes online The statement must provide information necessary for the partner to compute the special basis adjustment. Irs 2011 taxes online Marketable securities. Irs 2011 taxes online   A partner's basis in marketable securities received in a partnership distribution, as determined in the preceding discussions, is increased by any gain recognized by treating the securities as money. Irs 2011 taxes online See Marketable securities treated as money under Partner's Gain or Loss, earlier. Irs 2011 taxes online The basis increase is allocated among the securities in proportion to their respective amounts of unrealized appreciation before the basis increase. Irs 2011 taxes online Transactions Between Partnership and Partners For certain transactions between a partner and his or her partnership, the partner is treated as not being a member of the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online These transactions include the following. Irs 2011 taxes online Performing services for, or transferring property to, a partnership if: There is a related allocation and distribution to a partner, and The entire transaction, when viewed together, is properly characterized as occurring between the partnership and a partner not acting in the capacity of a partner. Irs 2011 taxes online Transferring money or other property to a partnership if: There is a related transfer of money or other property by the partnership to the contributing partner or another partner, and The transfers together are properly characterized as a sale or exchange of property. Irs 2011 taxes online Payments by accrual basis partnership to cash basis partner. Irs 2011 taxes online   A partnership that uses an accrual method of accounting cannot deduct any business expense owed to a cash basis partner until the amount is paid. Irs 2011 taxes online However, this rule does not apply to guaranteed payments made to a partner, which are generally deductible when accrued. Irs 2011 taxes online Guaranteed Payments Guaranteed payments are those made by a partnership to a partner that are determined without regard to the partnership's income. Irs 2011 taxes online A partnership treats guaranteed payments for services, or for the use of capital, as if they were made to a person who is not a partner. Irs 2011 taxes online This treatment is for purposes of determining gross income and deductible business expenses only. Irs 2011 taxes online For other tax purposes, guaranteed payments are treated as a partner's distributive share of ordinary income. Irs 2011 taxes online Guaranteed payments are not subject to income tax withholding. Irs 2011 taxes online The partnership generally deducts guaranteed payments on line 10 of Form 1065 as a business expense. Irs 2011 taxes online They are also listed on Schedules K and K-1 of the partnership return. Irs 2011 taxes online The individual partner reports guaranteed payments on Schedule E (Form 1040) as ordinary income, along with his or her distributive share of the partnership's other ordinary income. Irs 2011 taxes online Guaranteed payments made to partners for organizing the partnership or syndicating interests in the partnership are capital expenses. Irs 2011 taxes online Generally, organizational and syndication expenses are not deductible by the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online However, a partnership can elect to deduct a portion of its organizational expenses and amortize the remaining expenses (see Business start-up and organizational costs in the Instructions for Form 1065). Irs 2011 taxes online Organizational expenses (if the election is not made) and syndication expenses paid to partners must be reported on the partners' Schedule K-1 as guaranteed payments. Irs 2011 taxes online Minimum payment. Irs 2011 taxes online   If a partner is to receive a minimum payment from the partnership, the guaranteed payment is the amount by which the minimum payment is more than the partner's distributive share of the partnership income before taking into account the guaranteed payment. Irs 2011 taxes online Example. Irs 2011 taxes online Under a partnership agreement, Divya is to receive 30% of the partnership income, but not less than $8,000. Irs 2011 taxes online The partnership has net income of $20,000. Irs 2011 taxes online Divya's share, without regard to the minimum guarantee, is $6,000 (30% × $20,000). Irs 2011 taxes online The guaranteed payment that can be deducted by the partnership is $2,000 ($8,000 − $6,000). Irs 2011 taxes online Divya's income from the partnership is $8,000, and the remaining $12,000 of partnership income will be reported by the other partners in proportion to their shares under the partnership agreement. Irs 2011 taxes online If the partnership net income had been $30,000, there would have been no guaranteed payment since her share, without regard to the guarantee, would have been greater than the guarantee. Irs 2011 taxes online Self-employed health insurance premiums. Irs 2011 taxes online   Premiums for health insurance paid by a partnership on behalf of a partner, for services as a partner, are treated as guaranteed payments. Irs 2011 taxes online The partnership can deduct the payments as a business expense, and the partner must include them in gross income. Irs 2011 taxes online However, if the partnership accounts for insurance paid for a partner as a reduction in distributions to the partner, the partnership cannot deduct the premiums. Irs 2011 taxes online   A partner who qualifies can deduct 100% of the health insurance premiums paid by the partnership on his or her behalf as an adjustment to income. Irs 2011 taxes online The partner cannot deduct the premiums for any calendar month, or part of a month, in which the partner is eligible to participate in any subsidized health plan maintained by any employer of the partner, the partner's spouse, the partner's dependents, or any children under age 27 who are not dependents. Irs 2011 taxes online For more information on the self-employed health insurance deduction, see chapter 6 in Publication 535. Irs 2011 taxes online Including payments in partner's income. Irs 2011 taxes online   Guaranteed payments are included in income in the partner's tax year in which the partnership's tax year ends. Irs 2011 taxes online Example 1. Irs 2011 taxes online Under the terms of a partnership agreement, Erica is entitled to a fixed annual payment of $10,000 without regard to the income of the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online Her distributive share of the partnership income is 10%. Irs 2011 taxes online The partnership has $50,000 of ordinary income after deducting the guaranteed payment. Irs 2011 taxes online She must include ordinary income of $15,000 ($10,000 guaranteed payment + $5,000 ($50,000 × 10%) distributive share) on her individual income tax return for her tax year in which the partnership's tax year ends. Irs 2011 taxes online Example 2. Irs 2011 taxes online Lamont is a calendar year taxpayer who is a partner in a partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online The partnership uses a fiscal year that ended January 31, 2013. Irs 2011 taxes online Lamont received guaranteed payments from the partnership from February 1, 2012, until December 31, 2012. Irs 2011 taxes online He must include these guaranteed payments in income for 2013 and report them on his 2013 income tax return. Irs 2011 taxes online Payments resulting in loss. Irs 2011 taxes online   If guaranteed payments to a partner result in a partnership loss in which the partner shares, the partner must report the full amount of the guaranteed payments as ordinary income. Irs 2011 taxes online The partner separately takes into account his or her distributive share of the partnership loss, to the extent of the adjusted basis of the partner's partnership interest. Irs 2011 taxes online Sale or Exchange of Property Special rules apply to a sale or exchange of property between a partnership and certain persons. Irs 2011 taxes online Losses. Irs 2011 taxes online   Losses will not be allowed from a sale or exchange of property (other than an interest in the partnership) directly or indirectly between a partnership and a person whose direct or indirect interest in the capital or profits of the partnership is more than 50%. Irs 2011 taxes online   If the sale or exchange is between two partnerships in which the same persons directly or indirectly own more than 50% of the capital or profits interests in each partnership, no deduction of a loss is allowed. Irs 2011 taxes online   The basis of each partner's interest in the partnership is decreased (but not below zero) by the partner's share of the disallowed loss. Irs 2011 taxes online   If the purchaser later sells the property, only the gain realized that is greater than the loss not allowed will be taxable. Irs 2011 taxes online If any gain from the sale of the property is not recognized because of this rule, the basis of each partner's interest in the partnership is increased by the partner's share of that gain. Irs 2011 taxes online Gains. Irs 2011 taxes online   Gains are treated as ordinary income in a sale or exchange of property directly or indirectly between a person and a partnership, or between two partnerships, if both of the following tests are met. Irs 2011 taxes online More than 50% of the capital or profits interest in the partnership(s) is directly or indirectly owned by the same person(s). Irs 2011 taxes online The property in the hands of the transferee immediately after the transfer is not a capital asset. Irs 2011 taxes online Property that is not a capital asset includes accounts receivable, inventory, stock-in-trade, and depreciable or real property used in a trade or business. Irs 2011 taxes online More than 50% ownership. Irs 2011 taxes online   To determine if there is more than 50% ownership in partnership capital or profits, the following rules apply. Irs 2011 taxes online An interest directly or indirectly owned by, or for, a corporation, partnership, estate, or trust is considered to be owned proportionately by, or for, its shareholders, partners, or beneficiaries. Irs 2011 taxes online An individual is considered to own the interest directly or indirectly owned by, or for, the individual's family. Irs 2011 taxes online For this rule, “family” includes only brothers, sisters, half-brothers, half-sisters, spouses, ancestors, and lineal descendants. Irs 2011 taxes online If a person is considered to own an interest using rule (1), that person (the “constructive owner”) is treated as if actually owning that interest when rules (1) and (2) are applied. Irs 2011 taxes online However, if a person is considered to own an interest using rule (2), that person is not treated as actually owning that interest in reapplying rule (2) to make another person the constructive owner. Irs 2011 taxes online Example. Irs 2011 taxes online Individuals A and B and Trust T are equal partners in Partnership ABT. Irs 2011 taxes online A's husband, AH, is the sole beneficiary of Trust T. Irs 2011 taxes online Trust T's partnership interest will be attributed to AH only for the purpose of further attributing the interest to A. Irs 2011 taxes online As a result, A is a more-than-50% partner. Irs 2011 taxes online This means that any deduction for losses on transactions between her and ABT will not be allowed, and gain from property that in the hands of the transferee is not a capital asset is treated as ordinary, rather than capital, gain. Irs 2011 taxes online More information. Irs 2011 taxes online   For more information on these special rules, see Sales and Exchanges Between Related Persons in chapter 2 of Publication 544. Irs 2011 taxes online Contribution of Property Usually, neither the partner nor the partnership recognizes a gain or loss when property is contributed to the partnership in exchange for a partnership interest. Irs 2011 taxes online This applies whether a partnership is being formed or is already operating. Irs 2011 taxes online The partnership's holding period for the property includes the partner's holding period. Irs 2011 taxes online The contribution of limited partnership interests in one partnership for limited partnership interests in another partnership qualifies as a tax-free contribution of property to the second partnership if the transaction is made for business purposes. Irs 2011 taxes online The exchange is not subject to the rules explained later under Disposition of Partner's Interest. Irs 2011 taxes online Disguised sales. Irs 2011 taxes online   A contribution of money or other property to the partnership followed by a distribution of different property from the partnership to the partner is treated not as a contribution and distribution, but as a sale of property, if both of the following tests are met. Irs 2011 taxes online The distribution would not have been made but for the contribution. Irs 2011 taxes online The partner's right to the distribution does not depend on the success of partnership operations. Irs 2011 taxes online   All facts and circumstances are considered in determining if the contribution and distribution are more properly characterized as a sale. Irs 2011 taxes online However, if the contribution and distribution occur within 2 years of each other, the transfers are presumed to be a sale unless the facts clearly indicate that the transfers are not a sale. Irs 2011 taxes online If the contribution and distribution occur more than 2 years apart, the transfers are presumed not to be a sale unless the facts clearly indicate that the transfers are a sale. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 8275 required. Irs 2011 taxes online   A partner must attach Form 8275, Disclosure Statement, (or other statement) to his or her return if the partner contributes property to a partnership and, within 2 years (before or after the contribution), the partnership transfers money or other consideration to the partner. Irs 2011 taxes online For exceptions to this requirement, see section 1. Irs 2011 taxes online 707-3(c)(2) of the regulations. Irs 2011 taxes online   A partnership must attach Form 8275 (or other statement) to its return if it distributes property to a partner, and, within 2 years (before or after the distribution), the partner transfers money or other consideration to the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online   Form 8275 must include the following information. Irs 2011 taxes online A caption identifying the statement as a disclosure under section 707 of the Internal Revenue Code. Irs 2011 taxes online A description of the transferred property or money, including its value. Irs 2011 taxes online A description of any relevant facts in determining if the transfers are properly viewed as a disguised sale. Irs 2011 taxes online See section 1. Irs 2011 taxes online 707-3(b)(2) of the regulations for a description of the facts and circumstances considered in determining if the transfers are a disguised sale. Irs 2011 taxes online Contribution to partnership treated as investment company. Irs 2011 taxes online   Gain is recognized when property is contributed (in exchange for an interest in the partnership) to a partnership that would be treated as an investment company if it were incorporated. Irs 2011 taxes online   A partnership is generally treated as an investment company if over 80% of the value of its assets is held for investment and consists of certain readily marketable items. Irs 2011 taxes online These items include money, stocks and other equity interests in a corporation, and interests in regulated investment companies and real estate investment trusts. Irs 2011 taxes online For more information, see section 351(e)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code and the related regulations. Irs 2011 taxes online Whether a partnership is treated as an investment company under this test is ordinarily determined immediately after the transfer of property. Irs 2011 taxes online   This rule applies to limited partnerships and general partnerships, regardless of whether they are privately formed or publicly syndicated. Irs 2011 taxes online Contribution to foreign partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online   A domestic partnership that contributed property after August 5, 1997, to a foreign partnership in exchange for a partnership interest may have to file Form 8865 if either of the following apply. Irs 2011 taxes online Immediately after the contribution, the partnership owned, directly or indirectly, at least a 10% interest in the foreign partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online The fair market value of the property contributed to the foreign partnership, when added to other contributions of property made to the partnership during the preceding 12-month period, is greater than $100,000. Irs 2011 taxes online   The partnership may also have to file Form 8865, even if no contributions are made during the tax year, if it owns a 10% or more interest in a foreign partnership at any time during the year. Irs 2011 taxes online See the form instructions for more information. Irs 2011 taxes online Basis of contributed property. Irs 2011 taxes online   If a partner contributes property to a partnership, the partnership's basis for determining depreciation, depletion, gain, or loss for the property is the same as the partner's adjusted basis for the property when it was contributed, increased by any gain recognized by the partner at the time of contribution. Irs 2011 taxes online Allocations to account for built-in gain or loss. Irs 2011 taxes online   The fair market value of property at the time it is contributed may be different from the partner's adjusted basis. Irs 2011 taxes online The partnership must allocate among the partners any income, deduction, gain, or loss on the property in a manner that will account for the difference. Irs 2011 taxes online This rule also applies to contributions of accounts payable and other accrued but unpaid items of a cash basis partner. Irs 2011 taxes online   The partnership can use different allocation methods for different items of contributed property. Irs 2011 taxes online A single reasonable method must be consistently applied to each item, and the overall method or combination of methods must be reasonable. Irs 2011 taxes online See section 1. Irs 2011 taxes online 704-3 of the regulations for allocation methods generally considered reasonable. Irs 2011 taxes online   If the partnership sells contributed property and recognizes gain or loss, built-in gain or loss is allocated to the contributing partner. Irs 2011 taxes online If contributed property is subject to depreciation or other cost recovery, the allocation of deductions for these items takes into account built-in gain or loss on the property. Irs 2011 taxes online However, the total depreciation, depletion, gain, or loss allocated to partners cannot be more than the depreciation or depletion allowable to the partnership or the gain or loss realized by the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online Example. Irs 2011 taxes online Areta and Sofia formed an equal partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online Areta contributed $10,000 in cash to the partnership and Sofia contributed depreciable property with a fair market value of $10,000 and an adjusted basis of $4,000. Irs 2011 taxes online The partnership's basis for depreciation is limited to the adjusted basis of the property in Sofia's hands, $4,000. Irs 2011 taxes online In effect, Areta purchased an undivided one-half interest in the depreciable property with her contribution of $10,000. Irs 2011 taxes online Assuming that the depreciation rate is 10% a year under the General Depreciation System (GDS), she would have been entitled to a depreciation deduction of $500 per year, based on her interest in the partnership, if the adjusted basis of the property equaled its fair market value when contributed. Irs 2011 taxes online To simplify this example, the depreciation deductions are determined without regard to any first-year depreciation conventions. Irs 2011 taxes online However, since the partnership is allowed only $400 per year of depreciation (10% of $4,000), no more than $400 can be allocated between the partners. Irs 2011 taxes online The entire $400 must be allocated to Areta. Irs 2011 taxes online Distribution of contributed property to another partner. Irs 2011 taxes online   If a partner contributes property to a partnership and the partnership distributes the property to another partner within 7 years of the contribution, the contributing partner must recognize gain or loss on the distribution. Irs 2011 taxes online   The recognized gain or loss is the amount the contributing partner would have recognized if the property had been sold for its fair market value when it was distributed. Irs 2011 taxes online This amount is the difference between the property's basis and its fair market value at the time of contribution. Irs 2011 taxes online The character of the gain or loss will be the same as the character of the gain or loss that would have resulted if the partnership had sold the property to the distributee partner. Irs 2011 taxes online Appropriate adjustments must be made to the adjusted basis of the contributing partner's partnership interest and to the adjusted basis of the property distributed to reflect the recognized gain or loss. Irs 2011 taxes online Disposition of certain contributed property. Irs 2011 taxes online   The following rules determine the character of the partnership's gain or loss on a disposition of certain types of contributed property. Irs 2011 taxes online Unrealized receivables. Irs 2011 taxes online If the property was an unrealized receivable in the hands of the contributing partner, any gain or loss on its disposition by the partnership is ordinary income or loss. Irs 2011 taxes online Unrealized receivables are defined later under Payments for Unrealized Receivables and Inventory Items. Irs 2011 taxes online When reading the definition, substitute “partner” for “partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online ” Inventory items. Irs 2011 taxes online If the property was an inventory item in the hands of the contributing partner, any gain or loss on its disposition by the partnership within 5 years after the contribution is ordinary income or loss. Irs 2011 taxes online Inventory items are defined later in Payments for Unrealized Receivables and Inventory Items. Irs 2011 taxes online Capital loss property. Irs 2011 taxes online If the property was a capital asset in the contributing partner's hands, any loss on its disposition by the partnership within 5 years after the contribution is a capital loss. Irs 2011 taxes online The capital loss is limited to the amount by which the partner's adjusted basis for the property exceeded the property's fair market value immediately before the contribution. Irs 2011 taxes online Substituted basis property. Irs 2011 taxes online If the disposition of any of the property listed in (1), (2), or (3) is a nonrecognition transaction, these rules apply when the recipient of the property disposes of any substituted basis property (other than certain corporate stock) resulting from the transaction. Irs 2011 taxes online Contribution of Services A partner can acquire an interest in partnership capital or profits as compensation for services performed or to be performed. Irs 2011 taxes online Capital interest. Irs 2011 taxes online   A capital interest is an interest that would give the holder a share of the proceeds if the partnership's assets were sold at fair market value and the proceeds were distributed in a complete liquidation of the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online This determination generally is made at the time of receipt of the partnership interest. Irs 2011 taxes online The fair market value of such an interest received by a partner as compensation for services must generally be included in the partner's gross income in the first tax year in which the partner can transfer the interest or the interest is not subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture. Irs 2011 taxes online The capital interest transferred as compensation for services is subject to the rules for restricted property discussed in Publication 525 under Employee Compensation. Irs 2011 taxes online   The fair market value of an interest in partnership capital transferred to a partner as payment for services to the partnership is a guaranteed payment, discussed earlier. Irs 2011 taxes online Profits interest. Irs 2011 taxes online   A profits interest is a partnership interest other than a capital interest. Irs 2011 taxes online If a person receives a profits interest for providing services to, or for the benefit of, a partnership in a partner capacity or in anticipation of being a partner, the receipt of such an interest is not a taxable event for the partner or the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online However, this does not apply in the following situations. Irs 2011 taxes online The profits interest relates to a substantially certain and predictable stream of income from partnership assets, such as income from high-quality debt securities or a high-quality net lease. Irs 2011 taxes online Within 2 years of receipt, the partner disposes of the profits interest. Irs 2011 taxes online The profits interest is a limited partnership interest in a publicly traded partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online   A profits interest transferred as compensation for services is not subject to the rules for restricted property that apply to capital interests. Irs 2011 taxes online Basis of Partner's Interest The basis of a partnership interest is the money plus the adjusted basis of any property the partner contributed. Irs 2011 taxes online If the partner must recognize gain as a result of the contribution, this gain is included in the basis of his or her interest. Irs 2011 taxes online Any increase in a partner's individual liabilities because of an assumption of partnership liabilities is considered a contribution of money to the partnership by the partner. Irs 2011 taxes online Interest acquired by gift, etc. Irs 2011 taxes online   If a partner acquires an interest in a partnership by gift, inheritance, or under any circumstance other than by a contribution of money or property to the partnership, the partner's basis must be determined using the basis rules described in Publication 551. Irs 2011 taxes online Adjusted Basis There is a worksheet for adjusting the basis of a partner's interest in the partnership in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). Irs 2011 taxes online The basis of an interest in a partnership is increased or decreased by certain items. Irs 2011 taxes online Increases. Irs 2011 taxes online   A partner's basis is increased by the following items. Irs 2011 taxes online The partner's additional contributions to the partnership, including an increased share of, or assumption of, partnership liabilities. Irs 2011 taxes online The partner's distributive share of taxable and nontaxable partnership income. Irs 2011 taxes online The partner's distributive share of the excess of the deductions for depletion over the basis of the depletable property, unless the property is oil or gas wells whose basis has been allocated to partners. Irs 2011 taxes online Decreases. Irs 2011 taxes online   The partner's basis is decreased (but never below zero) by the following items. Irs 2011 taxes online The money (including a decreased share of partnership liabilities or an assumption of the partner's individual liabilities by the partnership) and adjusted basis of property distributed to the partner by the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online The partner's distributive share of the partnership losses (including capital losses). Irs 2011 taxes online The partner's distributive share of nondeductible partnership expenses that are not capital expenditures. Irs 2011 taxes online This includes the partner's share of any section 179 expenses, even if the partner cannot deduct the entire amount on his or her individual income tax return. Irs 2011 taxes online The partner's deduction for depletion for any partnership oil and gas wells, up to the proportionate share of the adjusted basis of the wells allocated to the partner. Irs 2011 taxes online Partner's liabilities assumed by partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online   If contributed property is subject to a debt or if a partner's liabilities are assumed by the partnership, the basis of that partner's interest is reduced (but not below zero) by the liability assumed by the other partners. Irs 2011 taxes online This partner must reduce his or her basis because the assumption of the liability is treated as a distribution of money to that partner. Irs 2011 taxes online The other partners' assumption of the liability is treated as a contribution by them of money to the partnership. Irs 2011 taxes online See Effect of Partnership Liabilities , later. Irs 2011 taxes online Example 1. Irs 2011 taxes online Ivan acquired a 20% interest in a partnership by contributing property that had an adjusted basis to him of $8,000 and a $4,000 mortgage. Irs 2011 taxes online The partnership assumed payment of the mortgage. Irs 2011 taxes online The basis of Ivan's interest is: Adjusted basis of contributed property $8,000 Minus: Part of mortgage assumed by other partners (80% × $4,000) 3,200 Basis of Ivan's partnership interest $4,800 Example 2. Irs 2011 taxes online If, in Example 1, the contributed property had a $12,000 mortgage, the basis of Ivan's partnership interest would be zero. Irs 2011 taxes online The $1,600 difference between the mortgage assumed by the other partners, $9,600 (80% × $12,000), and his basis of $8,000 would be treated as capital gain from the sale or exchange of a partnership interest. Irs 2011 taxes online However, this gain would not increase the basis of his partnership interest. Irs 2011 taxes online Book value of partner's interest. Irs 2011 taxes online   The adjusted basis of a partner's interest is determined without considering any amount shown in the partnership books as a capital, equity, or similar account. Irs 2011 taxes online Example. Irs 2011 taxes online Enzo contributes to his partnership property that has an adjusted basis of $400 and a fair market value of $1,000. Irs 2011 taxes online His partner contributes $1,000 cash. Irs 2011 taxes online While each partner has increased his capital account by $1,000, which will be re
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Irs 2011 taxes online 30. Irs 2011 taxes online   How To Figure Your Tax Table of Contents Introduction Figuring Your Tax Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Tax Figured by IRSFiling the Return Introduction After you have figured your income and deductions as explained in Parts One through Five, your next step is to figure your tax. Irs 2011 taxes online This chapter discusses: The general steps you take to figure your tax, An additional tax you may have to pay called the alternative minimum tax (AMT), and The conditions you must meet if you want the IRS to figure your tax. Irs 2011 taxes online Figuring Your Tax Your income tax is based on your taxable income. Irs 2011 taxes online After you figure your income tax and AMT, if any, subtract your tax credits and add any other taxes you may owe. Irs 2011 taxes online The result is your total tax. Irs 2011 taxes online Compare your total tax with your total payments to determine whether you are entitled to a refund or if you must make a payment. Irs 2011 taxes online This section provides a general outline of how to figure your tax. Irs 2011 taxes online You can find step-by-step directions in the Instructions for Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040. Irs 2011 taxes online If you are unsure of which tax form you should file, see Which Form Should I Use? in chapter 1. Irs 2011 taxes online Tax. Irs 2011 taxes online   Most taxpayers use either the Tax Table or the Tax Computation Worksheet to figure their income tax. Irs 2011 taxes online However, there are special methods if your income includes any of the following items. Irs 2011 taxes online A net capital gain. Irs 2011 taxes online (See chapter 16. Irs 2011 taxes online ) Qualified dividends taxed at the same rates as a net capital gain. Irs 2011 taxes online (See chapters 8 and 16. Irs 2011 taxes online ) Lump-sum distributions. Irs 2011 taxes online (See chapter 10. Irs 2011 taxes online ) Farming or fishing income. Irs 2011 taxes online (See Schedule J (Form 1040), Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen. Irs 2011 taxes online ) Unearned income over $2,000 for certain children. Irs 2011 taxes online (See chapter 31. Irs 2011 taxes online ) Parents' election to report child's interest and dividends. Irs 2011 taxes online (See chapter 31. Irs 2011 taxes online ) Foreign earned income exclusion or the housing exclusion. Irs 2011 taxes online (See Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income, or Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, and the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet in the Form 1040 instructions. Irs 2011 taxes online ) Credits. Irs 2011 taxes online   After you figure your income tax and any AMT (discussed later), determine if you are eligible for any tax credits. Irs 2011 taxes online Eligibility information for these tax credits is discussed in chapters 32 through 37 and your form instructions. Irs 2011 taxes online The following table lists the credits you may be able to subtract from your tax and shows where you can find more information on each credit. Irs 2011 taxes online CREDITS For information on: See  chapter: Adoption 37 Alternative motor vehicle 37 Alternative fuel vehicle refueling  property 37 Child and dependent care 32 Child tax 34 Credit to holders of tax credit  bonds 37 Education 35 Elderly or disabled 33 Electric vehicle 37 Foreign tax 37 Mortgage interest 37 Prior year minimum tax 37 Residential energy 37 Retirement savings contributions 37   Some credits (such as the earned income credit) are not listed because they are treated as payments. Irs 2011 taxes online See Payments , later. Irs 2011 taxes online   There are other credits that are not discussed in this publication. Irs 2011 taxes online These include the following credits. Irs 2011 taxes online General business credit, which is made up of several separate business-related credits. Irs 2011 taxes online These generally are reported on Form 3800, General Business Credit, and are discussed in chapter 4 of Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. Irs 2011 taxes online Renewable electricity, refined coal, and Indian coal production credit for electricity and refined coal produced at facilities placed in service after October 22, 2004 (after October 2, 2008, for electricity produced from marine and hydrokinetic renewables), and Indian coal produced at facilities placed in service after August 8, 2005. Irs 2011 taxes online See Form 8835, Part II. Irs 2011 taxes online Work opportunity credit. Irs 2011 taxes online See Form 5884. Irs 2011 taxes online Credit for employer social security and Medicare taxes paid on certain employee tips. Irs 2011 taxes online See Form 8846. Irs 2011 taxes online Other taxes. Irs 2011 taxes online   After you subtract your tax credits, determine whether there are any other taxes you must pay. Irs 2011 taxes online This chapter does not explain these other taxes. Irs 2011 taxes online You can find that information in other chapters of this publication and your form instructions. Irs 2011 taxes online See the following table for other taxes you may need to add to your income tax. Irs 2011 taxes online OTHER TAXES For information on: See  chapter: Additional taxes on qualified retirement plans and IRAs 10, 17 Household employment taxes 32 Recapture of an education credit 35 Social security and Medicare tax on wages 5 Social security and Medicare tax on tips 6 Uncollected social security and Medicare tax on tips 6   You also may have to pay AMT (discussed later in this chapter). Irs 2011 taxes online   There are other taxes that are not discussed in this publication. Irs 2011 taxes online These include the following items. Irs 2011 taxes online Self-employment tax. Irs 2011 taxes online You must figure this tax if either of the following applies to you (or your spouse if you file a joint return). Irs 2011 taxes online Your net earnings from self-employment from other than church employee income were $400 or more. Irs 2011 taxes online The term “net earnings from self-employment” may include certain nonemployee compensation and other amounts reported to you on Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income. Irs 2011 taxes online If you received a Form 1099-MISC, see the Instructions for Recipient on the back. Irs 2011 taxes online Also see the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax; and Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. Irs 2011 taxes online You had church employee income of $108. Irs 2011 taxes online 28 or more. Irs 2011 taxes online Additional Medicare Tax. Irs 2011 taxes online Beginning in 2013, you may be subject to a 0. Irs 2011 taxes online 9% Additional Medicare Tax that applies to Medicare wages, Railroad Retirement Act compensation, and self-employment income over a threshold based on your filing status. Irs 2011 taxes online For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1040, line 60 and Form 8959. Irs 2011 taxes online Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). Irs 2011 taxes online Beginning in 2013, you may be subject to Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). Irs 2011 taxes online NIIT is a 3. Irs 2011 taxes online 8% tax on the lesser of net investment income or the excess of your modified adjusted gross income over a threshold amount. Irs 2011 taxes online For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1040, line 60 and Form 8960. Irs 2011 taxes online Recapture taxes. Irs 2011 taxes online You may have to pay these taxes if you previously claimed an investment credit, a low-income housing credit, a new markets credit, a qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit, an alternative motor vehicle credit, a credit for employer-provided child care facilities, an Indian employment credit, or other credits listed in the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. Irs 2011 taxes online For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. Irs 2011 taxes online Section 72(m)(5) excess benefits tax. Irs 2011 taxes online If you are (or were) a 5% owner of a business and you received a distribution that exceeds the benefits provided for you under the qualified pension or annuity plan formula, you may have to pay this additional tax. Irs 2011 taxes online See Tax on Excess Benefits in chapter 4 of Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. Irs 2011 taxes online Uncollected social security and Medicare tax on group-term life insurance. Irs 2011 taxes online If your former employer provides you with more than $50,000 of group-term life insurance coverage, you must pay the employee part of social security and Medicare taxes on those premiums. Irs 2011 taxes online The amount should be shown in box 12 of your Form W-2 with codes M and N. Irs 2011 taxes online Tax on golden parachute payments. Irs 2011 taxes online This tax applies if you received an “excess parachute payment” (EPP) due to a change in a corporation's ownership or control. Irs 2011 taxes online The amount should be shown in box 12 of your Form W-2 with code K. Irs 2011 taxes online See the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. Irs 2011 taxes online Tax on accumulation distribution of trusts. Irs 2011 taxes online This applies if you are the beneficiary of a trust that accumulated its income instead of distributing it currently. Irs 2011 taxes online See Form 4970 and its instructions. Irs 2011 taxes online Additional tax on HSAs or MSAs. Irs 2011 taxes online If amounts contributed to, or distributed from, your health savings account or medical savings account do not meet the rules for these accounts, you may have to pay additional taxes. Irs 2011 taxes online See Publication 969, Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans; Form 8853, Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts; Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs); and Form 5329, Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts. Irs 2011 taxes online Additional tax on Coverdell ESAs. Irs 2011 taxes online This applies if amounts contributed to, or distributed from, your Coverdell ESA do not meet the rules for these accounts. Irs 2011 taxes online See Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education, and Form 5329. Irs 2011 taxes online Additional tax on qualified tuition programs. Irs 2011 taxes online This applies to amounts distributed from qualified tuition programs that do not meet the rules for these accounts. Irs 2011 taxes online See Publication 970 and Form 5329. Irs 2011 taxes online Excise tax on insider stock compensation from an expatriated corporation. Irs 2011 taxes online You may owe a 15% excise tax on the value of nonstatutory stock options and certain other stock-based compensation held by you or a member of your family from an expatriated corporation or its expanded affiliated group in which you were an officer, director, or more-than-10% owner. Irs 2011 taxes online For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. Irs 2011 taxes online Additional tax on income you received from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan that fails to meet certain requirements. Irs 2011 taxes online This income should be shown in Form W-2, box 12, with code Z, or in Form 1099-MISC, box 15b. Irs 2011 taxes online For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. Irs 2011 taxes online Interest on the tax due on installment income from the sale of certain residential lots and timeshares. Irs 2011 taxes online For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. Irs 2011 taxes online Interest on the deferred tax on gain from certain installment sales with a sales price over $150,000. Irs 2011 taxes online For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. Irs 2011 taxes online Repayment of first-time homebuyer credit. Irs 2011 taxes online For more information, see Form 5405, Repayment of the First-Time Homebuyer Credit, and its instructions. Irs 2011 taxes online Also see the instructions for Form 1040, line 59b. Irs 2011 taxes online Payments. Irs 2011 taxes online   After you determine your total tax, figure the total payments you have already made for the year. Irs 2011 taxes online Include credits that are treated as payments. Irs 2011 taxes online This chapter does not explain these payments and credits. Irs 2011 taxes online You can find that information in other chapters of this publication and your form instructions. Irs 2011 taxes online See the following table for amounts you can include in your total payments. Irs 2011 taxes online PAYMENTS For information on: See  chapter: Child tax credit (additional) 34 Earned income credit 36 Estimated tax paid 4 Excess social security   and RRTA tax withheld 37 Federal income tax withheld 4 Health coverage tax credit 37 Credit for tax on   undistributed capital gain 37 Tax paid with extension 1   Another credit that is treated as a payment is the credit for federal excise tax paid on fuels. Irs 2011 taxes online This credit is for persons who have a nontaxable use of certain fuels, such as diesel fuel and kerosene. Irs 2011 taxes online It is claimed on Form 1040, line 70. Irs 2011 taxes online See Form 4136, Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels. Irs 2011 taxes online Refund or balance due. Irs 2011 taxes online   To determine whether you are entitled to a refund or whether you must make a payment, compare your total payments with your total tax. Irs 2011 taxes online If you are entitled to a refund, see your form instructions for information on having it directly deposited into one or more of your accounts, or to purchase U. Irs 2011 taxes online S. Irs 2011 taxes online savings bonds instead of receiving a paper check. Irs 2011 taxes online Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) This section briefly discusses an additional tax you may have to pay. Irs 2011 taxes online The tax law gives special treatment to some kinds of income and allows special deductions and credits for some kinds of expenses. Irs 2011 taxes online Taxpayers who benefit from this special treatment may have to pay at least a minimum amount of tax through an additional tax called AMT. Irs 2011 taxes online You may have to pay the AMT if your taxable income for regular tax purposes, combined with certain adjustments and tax preference items, is more than a certain amount. Irs 2011 taxes online See Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax — Individuals. Irs 2011 taxes online Adjustments and tax preference items. Irs 2011 taxes online   The more common adjustments and tax preference items include: Addition of personal exemptions, Addition of the standard deduction (if claimed), Addition of itemized deductions claimed for state and local taxes, certain interest, most miscellaneous deductions, and part of medical expenses, Subtraction of any refund of state and local taxes included in gross income, Changes to accelerated depreciation of certain property, Difference between gain or loss on the sale of property reported for regular tax purposes and AMT purposes, Addition of certain income from incentive stock options, Change in certain passive activity loss deductions, Addition of certain depletion that is more than the adjusted basis of the property, Addition of part of the deduction for certain intangible drilling costs, and Addition of tax-exempt interest on certain private activity bonds. Irs 2011 taxes online More information. Irs 2011 taxes online   For more information about the AMT, see the instructions for Form 6251. Irs 2011 taxes online Tax Figured by IRS If you file by April 15, 2014, you can have the IRS figure your tax for you on Form 1040EZ, Form 1040A, or Form 1040. Irs 2011 taxes online If the IRS figures your tax and you paid too much, you will receive a refund. Irs 2011 taxes online If you did not pay enough, you will receive a bill for the balance. Irs 2011 taxes online To avoid interest or the penalty for late payment, you must pay the bill within 30 days of the date of the bill or by the due date for your return, whichever is later. Irs 2011 taxes online The IRS can also figure the credit for the elderly or the disabled and the earned income credit for you. Irs 2011 taxes online When the IRS cannot figure your tax. Irs 2011 taxes online   The IRS cannot figure your tax for you if any of the following apply. Irs 2011 taxes online You want your refund directly deposited into your accounts. Irs 2011 taxes online You want any part of your refund applied to your 2014 estimated tax. Irs 2011 taxes online You had income for the year from sources other than wages, salaries, tips, interest, dividends, taxable social security benefits, unemployment compensation, IRA distributions, pensions, and annuities. Irs 2011 taxes online Your taxable income is $100,000 or more. Irs 2011 taxes online You itemize deductions. Irs 2011 taxes online You file any of the following forms. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 4137, Social Security and Medicare Tax on Unreported Tip Income. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 4970, Tax on Accumulation Distribution of Trusts. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 4972, Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 6198, At-Risk Limitations. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 8606, Nondeductible IRAs. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 8615, Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 8814, Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 8839, Qualified Adoption Expenses. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 8853, Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Irs 2011 taxes online Form 8919, Uncollected Social Security and Medicare Tax on Wages. Irs 2011 taxes online Filing the Return After you complete the line entries for the tax form you are filing, fill in your name and address. Irs 2011 taxes online Enter your social security number in the space provided. Irs 2011 taxes online If you are married, enter the social security numbers of you and your spouse even if you file separately. Irs 2011 taxes online Sign and date your return and enter your occupation(s). Irs 2011 taxes online If you are filing a joint return, both you and your spouse must sign it. Irs 2011 taxes online Enter your daytime phone number in the space provided. Irs 2011 taxes online This may help speed the processing of your return if we have a question that can be answered over the phone. Irs 2011 taxes online If you are filing a joint return, you may enter either your or your spouse's daytime phone number. Irs 2011 taxes online If you want to allow a friend, family member, or any other person you choose to discuss your 2013 tax return with the IRS, check the “Yes” box in the “Third party designee” area on your return. Irs 2011 taxes online Also enter the designee's name, phone number, and any five digits the designee chooses as his or her personal identification number (PIN). Irs 2011 taxes online If you check the “Yes” box, you, and your spouse if filing a joint return, are authorizing the IRS to call the designee to answer any questions that may arise during the processing of your return. Irs 2011 taxes online Fill in and attach any schedules and forms asked for on the lines you completed to your paper return. Irs 2011 taxes online Attach a copy of each of your Forms W-2 to your paper return. Irs 2011 taxes online Also attach to your paper return any Form 1099-R you received that has withholding tax in box 4. Irs 2011 taxes online Mail your return to the Internal Revenue Service Center for the area where you live. Irs 2011 taxes online A list of Service Center addresses is in the instructions for your tax return. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 1040EZ Line Entries Read lines 1 through 8b and fill in the lines that apply to you. Irs 2011 taxes online Do not complete lines 9 through 12. Irs 2011 taxes online If you are filing a joint return, use the space to the left of line 6 to separately show your taxable income and your spouse's taxable income. Irs 2011 taxes online Payments. Irs 2011 taxes online   Enter any federal income tax withheld on line 7. Irs 2011 taxes online Federal income tax withheld is shown on Form W-2, box 2, or Form 1099, box 4. Irs 2011 taxes online Earned income credit. Irs 2011 taxes online   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 36, the IRS can figure it for you. Irs 2011 taxes online Enter “EIC” in the space to the left of line 8a. Irs 2011 taxes online Enter the nontaxable combat pay you elect to include in earned income on line 8b. Irs 2011 taxes online   If your credit for any year after 1996 was reduced or disallowed by the IRS, you may also have to file Form 8862, Information To Claim Earned Income Credit After Disallowance, with your return. Irs 2011 taxes online For details, see the Form 1040EZ Instructions. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 1040A Line Entries Read lines 1 through 27 and fill in the lines that apply to you. Irs 2011 taxes online If you are filing a joint return, use the space to the left of the entry space for line 27 to separately show your taxable income and your spouse's taxable income. Irs 2011 taxes online Do not complete line 28. Irs 2011 taxes online Complete lines 29 through 33 and 36 through 40 if they apply to you. Irs 2011 taxes online However, do not fill in lines 30 and 38a if you want the IRS to figure the credits shown on those lines. Irs 2011 taxes online Also, enter any write-in information that applies to you in the space to the left of line 41. Irs 2011 taxes online Do not complete lines 34, 35, and 42 through 46. Irs 2011 taxes online Payments. Irs 2011 taxes online   Enter any federal income tax withheld that is shown on Form W-2, box 2, or Form 1099, box 4, on line 36. Irs 2011 taxes online Enter any estimated tax payments you made on line 37. Irs 2011 taxes online Credit for child and dependent care expenses. Irs 2011 taxes online   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 32, complete Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, and attach it to your return. Irs 2011 taxes online Enter the amount of the credit on line 29. Irs 2011 taxes online The IRS will not figure this credit. Irs 2011 taxes online Credit for the elderly or the disabled. Irs 2011 taxes online   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 33, the IRS can figure it for you. Irs 2011 taxes online Enter “CFE” in the space to the left of line 30 and attach Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled, to your paper return. Irs 2011 taxes online On Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), check the box in Part I for your filing status and age. Irs 2011 taxes online Complete Part II and Part III, lines 11 and 13, if they apply. Irs 2011 taxes online Earned income credit. Irs 2011 taxes online   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 36, the IRS can figure it for you. Irs 2011 taxes online Enter “EIC” to the left of the entry space for line 38a. Irs 2011 taxes online Enter the nontaxable combat pay you elect to include in earned income on line 38b. Irs 2011 taxes online    If you have a qualifying child, you must fill in Schedule EIC (Form 1040A or 1040), Earned Income Credit, and attach it to your paper return. Irs 2011 taxes online If you do not provide the child's social security number on Schedule EIC, line 2, the credit will be reduced or disallowed unless the child was born and died in 2013. Irs 2011 taxes online   If your credit for any year after 1996 was reduced or disallowed by the IRS, you may also have to file Form 8862 with your return. Irs 2011 taxes online For details, see the Form 1040A Instructions. Irs 2011 taxes online Form 1040 Line Entries Read lines 1 through 43 and fill in the lines that apply to you. Irs 2011 taxes online Do not complete line 44. Irs 2011 taxes online If you are filing a joint return, use the space under the words “Adjusted Gross Income” on the front of your return to separately show your taxable income and your spouse's taxable income. Irs 2011 taxes online Read lines 45 through 71. Irs 2011 taxes online Fill in the lines that apply to you, but do not fill in lines 54, 61, and 72. Irs 2011 taxes online Also, do not complete line 55 and lines 73 through 77. Irs 2011 taxes online Do not fill in line 53, box “c,” if you are completing Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), or line 64a if you want the IRS to figure the credits shown on those lines. Irs 2011 taxes online Payments. Irs 2011 taxes online   Enter any federal income tax withheld that is shown on Form W-2, box 2, or Form 1099, box 4, on line 62. Irs 2011 taxes online Enter any estimated tax payments you made on line 63. Irs 2011 taxes online Credit for child and dependent care expenses. Irs 2011 taxes online   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 32, complete Form 2441 and attach it to your paper return. Irs 2011 taxes online Enter the amount of the credit on line 48. Irs 2011 taxes online The IRS will not figure this credit. Irs 2011 taxes online Credit for the elderly or the disabled. Irs 2011 taxes online   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 33, the IRS can figure it for you. Irs 2011 taxes online Enter “CFE” on the line next to line 53, check box “c,” and attach Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040) to your paper return. Irs 2011 taxes online On Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), check the box in Part I for your filing status and age. Irs 2011 taxes online Complete Part II and Part III, lines 11 and 13, if they apply. Irs 2011 taxes online Earned income credit. Irs 2011 taxes online   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 36, the IRS can figure it for you. Irs 2011 taxes online Enter “EIC” on the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 64a. Irs 2011 taxes online Enter the nontaxable combat pay you elect to include in earned income on line 64b. Irs 2011 taxes online   If you have a qualifying child, you must fill in Schedule EIC (Form 1040A or 1040), Earned Income Credit, and attach it to your paper return. Irs 2011 taxes online If you do not provide the child's social security number on Schedule EIC, line 2, the credit will be reduced or disallowed unless the child was born and died in 2013. Irs 2011 taxes online   If your credit for any year after 1996 was reduced or disallowed by the IRS, you may also have to file Form 8862 with your return. Irs 2011 taxes online For details, see the Form 1040 Instructions. Irs 2011 taxes online Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications