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Irs tax return Publication 587 - Main Content Table of Contents Qualifying for a DeductionExclusive Use Regular Use Trade or Business Use Principal Place of Business Place To Meet Patients, Clients, or Customers Separate Structure Figuring the DeductionUsing Actual Expenses Using the Simplified Method Daycare Facility Standard meal and snack rates. Irs tax return Sale or Exchange of Your HomeGain on Sale Depreciation Basis Adjustment Reporting the Sale More Information Business Furniture and EquipmentListed Property Property Bought for Business Use Personal Property Converted to Business Use Recordkeeping Where To DeductSelf-Employed Persons Employees Partners How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Worksheet To Figure the Deduction for Business Use of Your HomeInstructions for the Worksheet Worksheets To Figure the Deduction for Business Use of Your Home (Simplified Method) Instructions for the Simplified Method Worksheet Instructions for the Daycare Facility Worksheet Instructions for the Area Adjustment Worksheet Qualifying for a Deduction Generally, you cannot deduct items related to your home, such as mortgage interest, real estate taxes, utilities, maintenance, rent, depreciation, or property insurance, as business expenses. Irs tax return However, you may be able to deduct expenses related to the business use of part of your home if you meet specific requirements. Irs tax return Even then, the deductible amount of these types of expenses may be limited. Irs tax return Use this section and Figure A, later, to decide if you can deduct expenses for the business use of your home. Irs tax return To qualify to deduct expenses for business use of your home, you must use part of your home: Exclusively and regularly as your principal place of business (defined later), Exclusively and regularly as a place where you meet or deal with patients, clients, or customers in the normal course of your trade or business, In the case of a separate structure which is not attached to your home, in connection with your trade or business, On a regular basis for certain storage use (see Storage of inventory or product samples , later), For rental use (see Publication 527), or As a daycare facility (see Daycare Facility , later). Irs tax return Additional tests for employee use. Irs tax return   If you are an employee and you use a part of your home for business, you may qualify for a deduction for its business use. Irs tax return You must meet the tests discussed earlier plus: Your business use must be for the convenience of your employer, and You must not rent any part of your home to your employer and use the rented portion to perform services as an employee for that employer. Irs tax return If the use of the home office is merely appropriate and helpful, you cannot deduct expenses for the business use of your home. Irs tax return Exclusive Use To qualify under the exclusive use test, you must use a specific area of your home only for your trade or business. Irs tax return The area used for business can be a room or other separately identifiable space. Irs tax return The space does not need to be marked off by a permanent partition. Irs tax return You do not meet the requirements of the exclusive use test if you use the area in question both for business and for personal purposes. Irs tax return Example. Irs tax return You are an attorney and use a den in your home to write legal briefs and prepare clients' tax returns. Irs tax return Your family also uses the den for recreation. Irs tax return The den is not used exclusively in your trade or business, so you cannot claim a deduction for the business use of the den. Irs tax return Exceptions to Exclusive Use You do not have to meet the exclusive use test if either of the following applies. Irs tax return You use part of your home for the storage of inventory or product samples (discussed next). Irs tax return You use part of your home as a daycare facility, discussed later under Daycare Facility . Irs tax return Note. Irs tax return With the exception of these two uses, any portion of the home used for business purposes must meet the exclusive use test. Irs tax return Storage of inventory or product samples. Irs tax return    If you use part of your home for storage of inventory or product samples, you can deduct expenses for the business use of your home without meeting the exclusive use test. Irs tax return However, you must meet all the following tests. Irs tax return You sell products at wholesale or retail as your trade or business. Irs tax return You keep the inventory or product samples in your home for use in your trade or business. Irs tax return Your home is the only fixed location of your trade or business. Irs tax return You use the storage space on a regular basis. Irs tax return The space you use is a separately identifiable space suitable for storage. Irs tax return Example. Irs tax return Your home is the only fixed location of your business of selling mechanics' tools at retail. Irs tax return You regularly use half of your basement for storage of inventory and product samples. Irs tax return You sometimes use the area for personal purposes. Irs tax return The expenses for the storage space are deductible even though you do not use this part of your basement exclusively for business. Irs tax return Regular Use To qualify under the regular use test, you must use a specific area of your home for business on a regular basis. Irs tax return Incidental or occasional business use is not regular use. Irs tax return You must consider all facts and circumstances in determining whether your use is on a regular basis. Irs tax return Trade or Business Use To qualify under the trade-or-business-use test, you must use part of your home in connection with a trade or business. Irs tax return If you use your home for a profit-seeking activity that is not a trade or business, you cannot take a deduction for its business use. Irs tax return Example. Irs tax return You use part of your home exclusively and regularly to read financial periodicals and reports, clip bond coupons, and carry out similar activities related to your own investments. Irs tax return You do not make investments as a broker or dealer. Irs tax return So, your activities are not part of a trade or business and you cannot take a deduction for the business use of your home. Irs tax return Principal Place of Business You can have more than one business location, including your home, for a single trade or business. Irs tax return To qualify to deduct the expenses for the business use of your home under the principal place of business test, your home must be your principal place of business for that trade or business. Irs tax return To determine whether your home is your principal place of business, you must consider: The relative importance of the activities performed at each place where you conduct business, and The amount of time spent at each place where you conduct business. Irs tax return Your home office will qualify as your principal place of business if you meet the following requirements. Irs tax return You use it exclusively and regularly for administrative or management activities of your trade or business. Irs tax return You have no other fixed location where you conduct substantial administrative or management activities of your trade or business. Irs tax return If, after considering your business locations, your home cannot be identified as your principal place of business, you cannot deduct home office expenses. Irs tax return However, see the later discussions under Place To Meet Patients, Clients, or Customers and Separate Structure for other ways to qualify to deduct home office expenses. Irs tax return Administrative or management activities. Irs tax return   There are many activities that are administrative or managerial in nature. Irs tax return The following are a few examples. Irs tax return Billing customers, clients, or patients. Irs tax return Keeping books and records. Irs tax return Ordering supplies. Irs tax return Setting up appointments. Irs tax return Forwarding orders or writing reports. Irs tax return Administrative or management activities performed at other locations. Irs tax return   The following activities performed by you or others will not disqualify your home office from being your principal place of business. Irs tax return You have others conduct your administrative or management activities at locations other than your home. Irs tax return (For example, another company does your billing from its place of business. Irs tax return ) You conduct administrative or management activities at places that are not fixed locations of your business, such as in a car or a hotel room. Irs tax return You occasionally conduct minimal administrative or management activities at a fixed location outside your home. Irs tax return You conduct substantial nonadministrative or nonmanagement business activities at a fixed location outside your home. Irs tax return (For example, you meet with or provide services to customers, clients, or patients at a fixed location of the business outside your home. Irs tax return ) You have suitable space to conduct administrative or management activities outside your home, but choose to use your home office for those activities instead. Irs tax return Please click here for the text description of the image. Irs tax return Can you deduct business use of the home expenses? Example 1. Irs tax return John is a self-employed plumber. Irs tax return Most of John's time is spent at customers' homes and offices installing and repairing plumbing. Irs tax return He has a small office in his home that he uses exclusively and regularly for the administrative or management activities of his business, such as phoning customers, ordering supplies, and keeping his books. Irs tax return John writes up estimates and records of work completed at his customers' premises. Irs tax return He does not conduct any substantial administrative or management activities at any fixed location other than his home office. Irs tax return John does not do his own billing. Irs tax return He uses a local bookkeeping service to bill his customers. Irs tax return John's home office qualifies as his principal place of business for deducting expenses for its use. Irs tax return He uses the home office for the administrative or managerial activities of his plumbing business and he has no other fixed location where he conducts these administrative or managerial activities. Irs tax return His choice to have his billing done by another company does not disqualify his home office from being his principal place of business. Irs tax return He meets all the qualifications, including principal place of business, so he can deduct expenses (subject to certain limitations, explained later) for the business use of his home. Irs tax return Example 2. Irs tax return Pamela is a self-employed sales representative for several different product lines. Irs tax return She has an office in her home that she uses exclusively and regularly to set up appointments and write up orders and other reports for the companies whose products she sells. Irs tax return She occasionally writes up orders and sets up appointments from her hotel room when she is away on business overnight. Irs tax return Pamela's business is selling products to customers at various locations throughout her territory. Irs tax return To make these sales, she regularly visits customers to explain the available products and take orders. Irs tax return Pamela's home office qualifies as her principal place of business for deducting expenses for its use. Irs tax return She conducts administrative or management activities there and she has no other fixed location where she conducts substantial administrative or management activities. Irs tax return The fact that she conducts some administrative or management activities in her hotel room (not a fixed location) does not disqualify her home office from being her principal place of business. Irs tax return She meets all the qualifications, including principal place of business, so she can deduct expenses (subject to certain limitations, explained later) for the business use of her home. Irs tax return Example 3. Irs tax return Paul is a self-employed anesthesiologist. Irs tax return He spends the majority of his time administering anesthesia and postoperative care in three local hospitals. Irs tax return One of the hospitals provides him with a small shared office where he could conduct administrative or management activities. Irs tax return Paul very rarely uses the office the hospital provides. Irs tax return He uses a room in his home that he has converted to an office. Irs tax return He uses this room exclusively and regularly to conduct all the following activities. Irs tax return Contacting patients, surgeons, and hospitals regarding scheduling. Irs tax return Preparing for treatments and presentations. Irs tax return Maintaining billing records and patient logs. Irs tax return Satisfying continuing medical education requirements. Irs tax return Reading medical journals and books. Irs tax return Paul's home office qualifies as his principal place of business for deducting expenses for its use. Irs tax return He conducts administrative or management activities for his business as an anesthesiologist there and he has no other fixed location where he conducts substantial administrative or management activities for this business. Irs tax return His choice to use his home office instead of the one provided by the hospital does not disqualify his home office from being his principal place of business. Irs tax return His performance of substantial nonadministrative or nonmanagement activities at fixed locations outside his home also does not disqualify his home office from being his principal place of business. Irs tax return He meets all the qualifications, including principal place of business, so he can deduct expenses (subject to certain limitations, explained later) for the business use of his home. Irs tax return Example 4. Irs tax return Kathleen is employed as a teacher. Irs tax return She is required to teach and meet with students at the school and to grade papers and tests. Irs tax return The school provides her with a small office where she can work on her lesson plans, grade papers and tests, and meet with parents and students. Irs tax return The school does not require her to work at home. Irs tax return Kathleen prefers to use the office she has set up in her home and does not use the one provided by the school. Irs tax return She uses this home office exclusively and regularly for the administrative duties of her teaching job. Irs tax return Kathleen must meet the convenience-of-the-employer test, even if her home qualifies as her principal place of business for deducting expenses for its use. Irs tax return Her employer provides her with an office and does not require her to work at home, so she does not meet the convenience-of-the-employer test and cannot claim a deduction for the business use of her home. Irs tax return More Than One Trade or Business The same home office can be the principal place of business for two or more separate business activities. Irs tax return Whether your home office is the principal place of business for more than one business activity must be determined separately for each of your trade or business activities. Irs tax return You must use the home office exclusively and regularly for one or more of the following purposes. Irs tax return As the principal place of business for one or more of your trades or businesses. Irs tax return As a place to meet or deal with patients, clients, or customers in the normal course of one or more of your trades or businesses. Irs tax return If your home office is a separate structure, in connection with one or more of your trades or businesses. Irs tax return You can use your home office for more than one business activity, but you cannot use it for any nonbusiness (i. Irs tax return e. Irs tax return , personal) activities. Irs tax return If you are an employee, any use of the home office in connection with your employment must be for the convenience of your employer. Irs tax return See Rental to employer , later, if you rent part of your home to your employer. Irs tax return Example. Irs tax return Tracy White is employed as a teacher. Irs tax return Her principal place of work is the school, which provides her office space to do her school work. Irs tax return She also has a mail order jewelry business. Irs tax return All her work in the jewelry business is done in her home office and the office is used exclusively for that business. Irs tax return If she meets all the other tests, she can deduct expenses for the business use of her home for the jewelry business. Irs tax return If Tracy also uses the office for work related to her teaching, she must meet the exclusive use test for both businesses to qualify for the deduction. Irs tax return As an employee, Tracy must also meet the convenience-of-the-employer test to qualify for the deduction. Irs tax return She does not meet this test for her work as a teacher, so she cannot claim a deduction for the business use of her home for either activity. Irs tax return Place To Meet Patients, Clients, or Customers If you meet or deal with patients, clients, or customers in your home in the normal course of your business, even though you also carry on business at another location, you can deduct your expenses for the part of your home used exclusively and regularly for business if you meet both the following tests. Irs tax return You physically meet with patients, clients, or customers on your premises. Irs tax return Their use of your home is substantial and integral to the conduct of your business. Irs tax return Doctors, dentists, attorneys, and other professionals who maintain offices in their homes generally will meet this requirement. Irs tax return Using your home for occasional meetings and telephone calls will not qualify you to deduct expenses for the business use of your home. Irs tax return The part of your home you use exclusively and regularly to meet patients, clients, or customers does not have to be your principal place of business. Irs tax return Example. Irs tax return June Quill, a self-employed attorney, works 3 days a week in her city office. Irs tax return She works 2 days a week in her home office used only for business. Irs tax return She regularly meets clients there. Irs tax return Her home office qualifies for a business deduction because she meets clients there in the normal course of her business. Irs tax return Separate Structure You can deduct expenses for a separate free-standing structure, such as a studio, workshop, garage, or barn, if you use it exclusively and regularly for your business. Irs tax return The structure does not have to be your principal place of business or a place where you meet patients, clients, or customers. Irs tax return Example. Irs tax return John Berry operates a floral shop in town. Irs tax return He grows the plants for his shop in a greenhouse behind his home. Irs tax return He uses the greenhouse exclusively and regularly in his business, so he can deduct the expenses for its use, subject to certain limitations, explained later. Irs tax return Figuring the Deduction After you determine that you meet the tests under Qualifying for a Deduction , you can begin to figure how much you can deduct. Irs tax return When figuring the amount you can deduct for the business use of your home, you will use either your actual expenses or a simplified method. Irs tax return Electing to use the simplified method. Irs tax return   The simplified method is an alternative to the calculation, allocation, and substantiation of actual expenses. Irs tax return You choose whether or not to figure your deduction using the simplified method each taxable year. Irs tax return See Using the Simplified Method , later. Irs tax return Rental to employer. Irs tax return   If you rent part of your home to your employer and you use the rented part in performing services for your employer as an employee, your deduction for the business use of your home is limited. Irs tax return You can deduct mortgage interest, qualified mortgage insurance premiums, real estate taxes, and personal casualty losses for the rented part, subject to any limitations. Irs tax return However, you cannot deduct otherwise allowable trade or business expenses, business casualty losses, or depreciation related to the use of your home (or use the simplified method as an alternative to deducting these actual expenses) in performing services for your employer. Irs tax return Using Actual Expenses If you do not or cannot elect to use the simplified method for a home, you will figure your deduction for that home using your actual expenses. Irs tax return You will also need to figure the percentage of your home used for business and the limit on the deduction. Irs tax return If you are an employee or a partner, or you use your home in your farming business and you file Schedule F (Form 1040), you can use the Worksheet To Figure the Deduction for Business Use of Your Home, near the end of this publication, to help you figure your deduction. Irs tax return If you use your home in a trade or business and you file Schedule C (Form 1040), you will use Form 8829 to figure your deduction. Irs tax return Part-year use. Irs tax return   You cannot deduct expenses for the business use of your home incurred during any part of the year you did not use your home for business purposes. Irs tax return For example, if you begin using part of your home for business on July 1, and you meet all the tests from that date until the end of the year, consider only your expenses for the last half of the year in figuring your allowable deduction. Irs tax return Expenses related to tax-exempt income. Irs tax return   Generally, you cannot deduct expenses that are related to tax-exempt allowances. Irs tax return However, if you receive a tax-exempt parsonage allowance or a tax-exempt military allowance, your expenses for mortgage interest and real estate taxes are deductible under the normal rules. Irs tax return No deduction is allowed for other expenses related to the tax-exempt allowance. Irs tax return   If your housing is provided free of charge and the value of the housing is tax exempt, you cannot deduct the rental value of any portion of the housing. Irs tax return Actual Expenses You must divide the expenses of operating your home between personal and business use. Irs tax return The part of a home operating expense you can use to figure your deduction depends on both of the following. Irs tax return Whether the expense is direct, indirect, or unrelated. Irs tax return The percentage of your home used for business. Irs tax return Table 1, next, describes the types of expenses you may have and the extent to which they are deductible. Irs tax return Table 1. Irs tax return Types of Expenses  Expense  Description  Deductibility Direct Expenses only for  the business part  of your home. Irs tax return Deductible in full. Irs tax return *   Examples:  Painting or repairs  only in the area  used for business. Irs tax return Exception: May be only partially  deductible in a daycare facility. Irs tax return See Daycare Facility , later. Irs tax return Indirect Expenses for  keeping up and running your  entire home. Irs tax return Deductible based on the percentage of your home used for business. Irs tax return *   Examples:  Insurance, utilities, and  general repairs. Irs tax return   Unrelated Expenses only for  the parts of your  home not used  for business. Irs tax return Not deductible. Irs tax return   Examples:  Lawn care or painting  a room not used  for business. Irs tax return   *Subject to the deduction limit, discussed later. Irs tax return Form 8829 and the Worksheet To Figure the Deduction for Business Use of Your Home have separate columns for direct and indirect expenses. Irs tax return Certain expenses are deductible whether or not you use your home for business. Irs tax return If you qualify to deduct business use of the home expenses, use the business percentage of these expenses to figure your total business use of the home deduction. Irs tax return These expenses include the following. Irs tax return Real estate taxes. Irs tax return Qualified mortgage insurance premiums. Irs tax return Deductible mortgage interest. Irs tax return Casualty losses. Irs tax return Other expenses are deductible only if you use your home for business. Irs tax return You can use the business percentage of these expenses to figure your total business use of the home deduction. Irs tax return These expenses generally include (but are not limited to) the following. Irs tax return Depreciation (covered under Depreciating Your Home , later). Irs tax return Insurance. Irs tax return Rent paid for the use of property you do not own but use in your trade or business. Irs tax return Repairs. Irs tax return Security system. Irs tax return Utilities and services. Irs tax return Real estate taxes. Irs tax return   To figure the business part of your real estate taxes, multiply the real estate taxes paid by the percentage of your home used for business. Irs tax return   For more information on the deduction for real estate taxes, see Publication 530, Tax Information for Homeowners. Irs tax return Deductible mortgage interest. Irs tax return   To figure the business part of your deductible mortgage interest, multiply this interest by the percentage of your home used for business. Irs tax return You can include interest on a second mortgage in this computation. Irs tax return If your total mortgage debt is more than $1,000,000 or your home equity debt is more than $100,000, your deduction may be limited. Irs tax return For more information on what interest is deductible, see Publication 936, Home Mortgage Interest Deduction. Irs tax return Qualified mortgage insurance premiums. Irs tax return   To figure the business part of your qualified mortgage insurance premiums, multiply the premiums by the percentage of your home used for business. Irs tax return You can include premiums for insurance on a second mortgage in this computation. Irs tax return If your adjusted gross income is more than $100,000 ($50,000 if your filing status is married filing separately), your deduction may be limited. Irs tax return For more information, see Publication 936, and Line 13 in the Instructions for Schedule A (Form 1040). Irs tax return Casualty losses. Irs tax return    If you have a casualty loss on your home that you use for business, treat the casualty loss as a direct expense, an indirect expense, or an unrelated expense, depending on the property affected. Irs tax return A direct expense is the loss on the portion of the property you use only in your business. Irs tax return Use the entire loss to figure the business use of the home deduction. Irs tax return An indirect expense is the loss on property you use for both business and personal purposes. Irs tax return Use only the business portion to figure the deduction. Irs tax return An unrelated expense is the loss on property you do not use in your business. Irs tax return Do not use any of the loss to figure the deduction. Irs tax return Example. Irs tax return You meet the rules to take a deduction for an office in your home that is 10% of the total area of your house. Irs tax return A storm damages your roof. Irs tax return This is an indirect expense as the roof is part of the whole house and is considered to be used both for business and personal purposes. Irs tax return You would complete Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts, to report your loss. Irs tax return You complete both section A (Personal Use Property) and section B (Business and Income-Producing Property) as your home is used both for business and personal purposes. Irs tax return Since you use 90% of your home for personal purposes, use 90% of the cost or adjusted basis of your home, insurance or other reimbursement, and fair market value, both before and after the storm, to figure the amounts to enter on lines 2, 3, 5, and 6 of Form 4684. Irs tax return Since you use 10% of your home for business purposes, use 10% of the cost or adjusted basis of your home, insurance or other reimbursement, and fair market value, both before and after the storm, to figure the amounts to enter on lines 20, 21, 23, and 24 of Form 4684. Irs tax return Forms and worksheets to use. Irs tax return   If you are filing Schedule C (Form 1040), get Form 8829 and follow the instructions for casualty losses. Irs tax return If you are an employee or a partner, or you file Schedule F (Form 1040), use the Worksheet To Figure the Deduction for Business Use of Your Home, near the end of this publication. Irs tax return You will also need to get Form 4684. Irs tax return More information. Irs tax return   For more information on casualty losses, see Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts. Irs tax return Insurance. Irs tax return   You can deduct the cost of insurance that covers the business part of your home. Irs tax return However, if your insurance premium gives you coverage for a period that extends past the end of your tax year, you can deduct only the business percentage of the part of the premium that gives you coverage for your tax year. Irs tax return You can deduct the business percentage of the part that applies to the following year in that year. Irs tax return Rent. Irs tax return   If you rent the home you occupy and meet the requirements for business use of the home, you can deduct part of the rent you pay. Irs tax return To figure your deduction, multiply your rent payments by the percentage of your home used for business. Irs tax return   If you own your home, you cannot deduct the fair rental value of your home. Irs tax return However, see Depreciating Your Home , later. Irs tax return Repairs. Irs tax return   The cost of repairs that relate to your business, including labor (other than your own labor), is a deductible expense. Irs tax return For example, a furnace repair benefits the entire home. Irs tax return If you use 10% of your home for business, you can deduct 10% of the cost of the furnace repair. Irs tax return   Repairs keep your home in good working order over its useful life. Irs tax return Examples of common repairs are patching walls and floors, painting, wallpapering, repairing roofs and gutters, and mending leaks. Irs tax return However, repairs are sometimes treated as a permanent improvement and are not deductible. Irs tax return See Permanent improvements , later, under Depreciating Your Home. Irs tax return Security system. Irs tax return   If you install a security system that protects all the doors and windows in your home, you can deduct the business part of the expenses you incur to maintain and monitor the system. Irs tax return You also can take a depreciation deduction for the part of the cost of the security system relating to the business use of your home. Irs tax return Utilities and services. Irs tax return   Expenses for utilities and services, such as electricity, gas, trash removal, and cleaning services, are primarily personal expenses. Irs tax return However, if you use part of your home for business, you can deduct the business part of these expenses. Irs tax return Generally, the business percentage for utilities is the same as the percentage of your home used for business. Irs tax return Telephone. Irs tax return   The basic local telephone service charge, including taxes, for the first telephone line into your home (i. Irs tax return e. Irs tax return , landline) is a nondeductible personal expense. Irs tax return However, charges for business long-distance phone calls on that line, as well as the cost of a second line into your home used exclusively for business, are deductible business expenses. Irs tax return Do not include these expenses as a cost of using your home for business. Irs tax return Deduct these charges separately on the appropriate form or schedule. Irs tax return For example, if you file Schedule C (Form 1040), deduct these expenses on line 25, Utilities (instead of line 30, Expenses for business use of your home). Irs tax return Depreciating Your Home If you own your home and qualify to deduct expenses for its business use, you can claim a deduction for depreciation. Irs tax return Depreciation is an allowance for the wear and tear on the part of your home used for business. Irs tax return You cannot depreciate the cost or value of the land. Irs tax return You recover its cost when you sell or otherwise dispose of the property. Irs tax return Before you figure your depreciation deduction, you need to know the following information. Irs tax return The month and year you started using your home for business. Irs tax return The adjusted basis and fair market value of your home (excluding land) at the time you began using it for business. Irs tax return The cost of any improvements before and after you began using the property for business. Irs tax return The percentage of your home used for business. Irs tax return See Business Percentage , later. Irs tax return Adjusted basis defined. Irs tax return   The adjusted basis of your home is generally its cost, plus the cost of any permanent improvements you made to it, minus any casualty losses or depreciation deducted in earlier tax years. Irs tax return For a discussion of adjusted basis, see Publication 551. Irs tax return Permanent improvements. Irs tax return   A permanent improvement increases the value of property, adds to its life, or gives it a new or different use. Irs tax return Examples of improvements are replacing electric wiring or plumbing, adding a new roof or addition, paneling, or remodeling. Irs tax return    You must carefully distinguish between repairs and improvements. Irs tax return See Repairs , earlier, under Actual Expenses. Irs tax return You also must keep accurate records of these expenses. Irs tax return These records will help you decide whether an expense is a deductible or a capital (added to the basis) expense. Irs tax return However, if you make repairs as part of an extensive remodeling or restoration of your home, the entire job is an improvement. Irs tax return Example. Irs tax return You buy an older home and fix up two rooms as a beauty salon. Irs tax return You patch the plaster on the ceilings and walls, paint, repair the floor, install an outside door, and install new wiring, plumbing, and other equipment. Irs tax return Normally, the patching, painting, and floor work are repairs and the other expenses are permanent improvements. Irs tax return However, because the work gives your property a new use, the entire remodeling job is a permanent improvement and its cost is added to the basis of the property. Irs tax return You cannot deduct any portion of it as a repair expense. Irs tax return Adjusting for depreciation deducted in earlier years. Irs tax return   Decrease the basis of your property by the depreciation you deducted, or could have deducted, on your tax returns under the method of depreciation you properly selected. Irs tax return If you deducted less depreciation than you could have under the method you selected, decrease the basis by the amount you could have deducted under that method. Irs tax return If you did not deduct any depreciation, decrease the basis by the amount you could have deducted. Irs tax return   If you deducted more depreciation than you should have, decrease your basis by the amount you should have deducted, plus the part of the excess depreciation you deducted that actually decreased your tax liability for any year. Irs tax return   If you deducted the incorrect amount of depreciation, see Publication 946. Irs tax return Fair market value defined. Irs tax return   The fair market value of your home is the price at which the property would change hands between a buyer and a seller, neither having to buy or sell, and both having reasonable knowledge of all necessary facts. Irs tax return Sales of similar property, on or about the date you begin using your home for business, may be helpful in determining the property's fair market value. Irs tax return Figuring the depreciation deduction for the current year. Irs tax return   If you began using your home for business before 2013, continue to use the same depreciation method you used in past tax years. Irs tax return   If you began using your home for business for the first time in 2013, depreciate the business part as nonresidential real property under the modified accelerated cost recovery system (MACRS). Irs tax return Under MACRS, nonresidential real property is depreciated using the straight line method over 39 years. Irs tax return For more information on MACRS and other methods of depreciation, see Publication 946. Irs tax return   To figure the depreciation deduction, you must first figure the part of the cost of your home that can be depreciated (depreciable basis). Irs tax return The depreciable basis is figured by multiplying the percentage of your home used for business by the smaller of the following. Irs tax return The adjusted basis of your home (excluding land) on the date you began using your home for business. Irs tax return The fair market value of your home (excluding land) on the date you began using your home for business. Irs tax return Depreciation table. Irs tax return   If 2013 was the first year you used your home for business, you can figure your 2013 depreciation for the business part of your home by using the appropriate percentage from the following table. Irs tax return Table 2. Irs tax return MACRS Percentage Table for 39-Year Nonresidential Real Property Month First Used for Business Percentage To Use 1 2. Irs tax return 461% 2 2. Irs tax return 247% 3 2. Irs tax return 033% 4 1. Irs tax return 819% 5 1. Irs tax return 605% 6 1. Irs tax return 391% 7 1. Irs tax return 177% 8 0. Irs tax return 963% 9 0. Irs tax return 749% 10 0. Irs tax return 535% 11 0. Irs tax return 321% 12 0. Irs tax return 107%   Multiply the depreciable basis of the business part of your home by the percentage from the table for the first month you use your home for business. Irs tax return See Publication 946 for the percentages for the remaining tax years of the recovery period. Irs tax return Example. Irs tax return In May, George Miller began to use one room in his home exclusively and regularly to meet clients. Irs tax return This room is 8% of the square footage of his home. Irs tax return He bought the home in 2003 for $125,000. Irs tax return He determined from his property tax records that his adjusted basis in the house (exclusive of land) is $115,000. Irs tax return In May, the house had a fair market value of $165,000. Irs tax return He multiplies his adjusted basis of $115,000 (which is less than the fair market value) by 8%. Irs tax return The result is $9,200, his depreciable basis for the business part of the house. Irs tax return George files his return based on the calendar year. Irs tax return May is the 5th month of his tax year. Irs tax return He multiplies his depreciable basis of $9,200 by 1. Irs tax return 605% (. Irs tax return 01605), the percentage from the table for the 5th month. Irs tax return His depreciation deduction is $147. Irs tax return 66. Irs tax return Depreciating permanent improvements. Irs tax return   Add the costs of permanent improvements made before you began using your home for business to the basis of your property. Irs tax return Depreciate these costs as part of the cost of your home as explained earlier. Irs tax return The costs of improvements made after you begin using your home for business (that affect the business part of your home, such as a new roof) are depreciated separately. Irs tax return Multiply the cost of the improvement by the business-use percentage and depreciate the result over the recovery period that would apply to your home if you began using it for business at the same time as the improvement. Irs tax return For improvements made this year, the recovery period is 39 years. Irs tax return For the percentage to use for the first year, see Table 2, earlier. Irs tax return For more information on recovery periods, see Publication 946. Irs tax return Business Percentage To find the business percentage, compare the size of the part of your home that you use for business to your whole house. Irs tax return Use the resulting percentage to figure the business part of the expenses for operating your entire home. Irs tax return You can use any reasonable method to determine the business percentage. Irs tax return The following are two commonly used methods for figuring the percentage. Irs tax return Divide the area (length multiplied by the width) used for business by the total area of your home. Irs tax return If the rooms in your home are all about the same size, you can divide the number of rooms used for business by the total number of rooms in your home. Irs tax return Example 1. Irs tax return Your office is 240 square feet (12 feet × 20 feet). Irs tax return Your home is 1,200 square feet. Irs tax return Your office is 20% (240 ÷ 1,200) of the total area of your home. Irs tax return Your business percentage is 20%. Irs tax return Example 2. Irs tax return You use one room in your home for business. Irs tax return Your home has 10 rooms, all about equal size. Irs tax return Your office is 10% (1 ÷ 10) of the total area of your home. Irs tax return Your business percentage is 10%. Irs tax return Use lines 1-7 of Form 8829, or lines 1-3 on the Worksheet To Figure the Deduction for Business Use of Your Home (near the end of this publication) to figure your business percentage. Irs tax return Deduction Limit If your gross income from the business use of your home equals or exceeds your total business expenses (including depreciation), you can deduct all your business expenses related to the use of your home. Irs tax return If your gross income from the business use of your home is less than your total business expenses, your deduction for certain expenses for the business use of your home is limited. Irs tax return Your deduction of otherwise nondeductible expenses, such as insurance, utilities, and depreciation of your home (with depreciation of your home taken last), that are allocable to the business, is limited to the gross income from the business use of your home minus the sum of the following. Irs tax return The business part of expenses you could deduct even if you did not use your home for business (such as mortgage interest, real estate taxes, and casualty and theft losses that are allowable as itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040)). Irs tax return These expenses are discussed in detail under Actual Expenses , earlier. Irs tax return The business expenses that relate to the business activity in the home (for example, business phone, supplies, and depreciation on equipment), but not to the use of the home itself. Irs tax return If you are self-employed, do not include in (2) above your deduction for one-half of your self-employment tax. Irs tax return Carryover of unallowed expenses. Irs tax return   If your deductions are greater than the current year's limit, you can carry over the excess to the next year in which you use actual expenses. Irs tax return They are subject to the deduction limit for that year, whether or not you live in the same home during that year. Irs tax return Figuring the deduction limit and carryover. Irs tax return   If you are an employee or a partner, or you file Schedule F (Form 1040), use the Worksheet To Figure the Deduction for Business Use of Your Home, near the end of this publication. Irs tax return If you file Schedule C (Form 1040), figure your deduction limit and carryover on Form 8829. Irs tax return Example. Irs tax return You meet the requirements for deducting expenses for the business use of your home. Irs tax return You use 20% of your home for business. Irs tax return In 2013, your business expenses and the expenses for the business use of your home are deducted from your gross income in the following order. Irs tax return    Gross income from business $6,000 Minus:   Deductible mortgage interest and real estate taxes (20%) 3,000 Business expenses not related to the use of your home (100%) (business phone, supplies, and depreciation on equipment) 2,000 Deduction limit $1,000 Minus other expenses allocable to business use of home:   Maintenance, insurance, and utilities (20%) 800 Depreciation allowed (20% = $1,600 allowable, but subject to balance of deduction limit) 200 Other expenses up to the deduction limit $1,000 Depreciation carryover to 2014 ($1,600 − $200) (subject to deduction limit in 2014) $1,400   You can deduct all of the business part of your deductible mortgage interest and real estate taxes ($3,000). Irs tax return You also can deduct all of your business expenses not related to the use of your home ($2,000). Irs tax return Additionally, you can deduct all of the business part of your expenses for maintenance, insurance, and utilities, because the total ($800) is less than the $1,000 deduction limit. Irs tax return Your deduction for depreciation for the business use of your home is limited to $200 ($1,000 minus $800) because of the deduction limit. Irs tax return You can carry over the $1,400 balance and add it to your depreciation for 2014, subject to your deduction limit in 2014. Irs tax return More than one place of business. Irs tax return   If part of the gross income from your trade or business is from the business use of part of your home and part is from a place other than your home, you must determine the part of your gross income from the business use of your home before you figure the deduction limit. Irs tax return In making this determination, consider the time you spend at each location, the business investment in each location, and any other relevant facts and circumstances. Irs tax return If your home office qualifies as your principal place of business, you can deduct your daily transportation costs between your home and another work location in the same trade or business. Irs tax return For more information on transportation costs, see Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses. Irs tax return Using the Simplified Method The simplified method is an alternative to the calculation, allocation, and substantiation of actual expenses. Irs tax return In most cases, you will figure your deduction by multiplying $5, the prescribed rate, by the area of your home used for a qualified business use. Irs tax return The area you use to figure your deduction is limited to 300 square feet. Irs tax return See Simplified Amount , later, for information about figuring the amount of the deduction. Irs tax return For more information about the simplified method, see Revenue Procedure 2013-13, 2013-06 I. Irs tax return R. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 478, available at www. Irs tax return irs. Irs tax return gov/irb/2013-06_IRB/ar09. Irs tax return html. Irs tax return Actual expenses and depreciation of your home. Irs tax return   If you elect to use the simplified method, you cannot deduct any actual expenses for the business except for business expenses that are not related to the use of the home. Irs tax return You also cannot deduct any depreciation (including any additional first-year depreciation) or section 179 expense for the portion of the home that is used for a qualified business use. Irs tax return The depreciation deduction allowable for that portion of the home is deemed to be zero for a year you use the simplified method. Irs tax return If you figure your deduction for business use of the home using actual expenses in a subsequent year, you will have to use the appropriate optional depreciation table for MACRS to figure your depreciation. Irs tax return More information. Irs tax return   For more information about claiming depreciation in a subsequent year, see Revenue Procedure 2013-13, 2013-06 I. Irs tax return R. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 478, available at www. Irs tax return irs. Irs tax return gov/irb/2013-06_IRB/ar09. Irs tax return html. Irs tax return See Publication 946 for the optional depreciation tables Although you cannot deduct any depreciation or section 179 expense for the portion of your home used for a qualified business use, you may still claim depreciation or the section 179 expense deduction on other assets used in the business (for example, furniture and equipment). Irs tax return Expenses deductible without regard to business use. Irs tax return   When using the simplified method, treat as personal expenses those business expenses related to the use of the home that are deductible without regard to whether there is a qualified business use of the home. Irs tax return These expenses include mortgage interest, real estate taxes, and casualty losses, subject to any limitations. Irs tax return See Where To Deduct , later. Irs tax return If you also rent part of your home, you must still allocate these expenses between rental use and personal use (for this purpose, personal use includes business use reported using the simplified method). Irs tax return No deduction of carryover of actual expenses. Irs tax return   If you used actual expenses to figure your deduction for business use of the home in a prior year and your deduction was limited, you cannot deduct the disallowed amount carried over from the prior year during a year you figure your deduction using the simplified method. Irs tax return Instead, you will continue to carry over the disallowed amount to the next year that you use actual expenses to figure your deduction. Irs tax return Electing the Simplified Method You choose whether or not to figure your deduction using the simplified method each taxable year. Irs tax return Make the election for a home by using the simplified method to figure the deduction for the qualified business use of that home on a timely filed, original federal income tax return. Irs tax return An election for a taxable year, once made, is irrevocable. Irs tax return A change from using the simplified method in one year to actual expenses in a succeeding taxable year, or vice-versa, is not a change in method of accounting and does not require the consent of the Commissioner. Irs tax return Shared use. Irs tax return   If you share your home with someone else who also uses the home in a business that qualifies for this deduction, each of you make your own election. Irs tax return More than one qualified business use. Irs tax return   If you conduct more than one business that qualifies for this deduction in your home, your election to use the simplified method applies to all your qualified business uses of that home. Irs tax return More than one home. Irs tax return   If you used more than one home during the year (for example, you moved during the year), you can elect to use the simplified method for only one of the homes. Irs tax return You must figure the deduction for any other home using actual expenses. Irs tax return Simplified Amount Your deduction for the qualified business use of a home is the sum of each amount you figure for a separate qualified business use of your home. Irs tax return To figure your deduction for the business use of a home using the simplified method, you will need to know the following information for each qualified business use of the home. Irs tax return The allowable area of your home used in conducting the business. Irs tax return If you did not conduct the business for the entire year in the home or the area changed during the year, you will need to know the allowable area you used and the number of days you conducted the business for each month. Irs tax return The gross income from the business use of your home. Irs tax return The amount of the business expenses that are not related to the use of your home. Irs tax return If the qualified business use is for a daycare facility that uses space in your home on a regular (but not exclusive) basis, you will also need to know the percentage of time that part of your home is used for daycare. Irs tax return To figure the amount you can deduct for qualified business use of your home using the simplified method, follow these 3 steps. Irs tax return Multiply the allowable area by $5 (or less than $5 if the qualified business use is for a daycare that uses space in your home on a regular, but not exclusive, basis). Irs tax return See Allowable area and Space used regularly for daycare , later. Irs tax return Subtract the expenses from the business that are not related to the use of the home from the gross income related to the business use of the home. Irs tax return If these expenses are greater than the gross income from the business use of the home, then you cannot take a deduction for this business use of the home. Irs tax return See Gross income limitation , later. Irs tax return Take the smaller of the amounts from (1) and (2). Irs tax return This is the amount you can deduct for this qualified business use of your home using the simplified method. Irs tax return If you are an employee or a partner, or you use your home in your farming business and file Schedule F (Form 1040), you can use the Simplified Method Worksheet, near the end of this publication, to help you figure your deduction. Irs tax return If you use your home in a trade or business and you file Schedule C (Form 1040), you will use the Simplified Method Worksheet in your Instructions for Schedule C to figure your deduction. Irs tax return Allowable area. Irs tax return   In most cases, the allowable area is the smaller of the actual area (in square feet) of your home used in conducting the business and 300 square feet. Irs tax return Your allowable area may be smaller if you conducted the business as a qualified joint venture with your spouse, the area used by the business was shared with another qualified business use, you used the home for the business for only part of the year, or the area used by the business changed during the year. Irs tax return You can use the Area Adjustment Worksheet (for simplified method), near the end of this publication, to help you figure your allowable area for a qualified business use. Irs tax return Area used by a qualified joint venture. Irs tax return   If the qualified business use of the home is also a qualified joint venture, you and your spouse will figure the deduction for the business use separately. Irs tax return Split the actual area used in conducting business between you and your spouse in the same manner you split your other tax attributes. Irs tax return Then, each spouse will figure the allowable area separately. Irs tax return For more information about qualified joint ventures, see Qualified Joint Venture in the Instructions for Schedule C. Irs tax return Shared use. Irs tax return   If you share your home with someone else who uses the home to conduct business that also qualifies for this deduction, you may not include the same square feet to figure your deduction as the other person. Irs tax return You must allocate the shared space between you and the other person in a reasonable manner. Irs tax return Example. Irs tax return Kristin and Lindsey are roommates. Irs tax return Kristin uses 300 square feet of their home for a qualified business use. Irs tax return Lindsey uses 200 square feet of their home for a separate qualified business use. Irs tax return The qualified business uses share 100 square feet. Irs tax return In addition to the portion that they do not share, Kristin and Lindsey can both claim 50 of the 100 square feet or divide the 100 square feet between them in any reasonable manner. Irs tax return If divided evenly, Kristin could claim 250 square feet using the simplified method and Lindsey could claim 150 square feet. Irs tax return More than one qualified business use. Irs tax return   If you conduct more than one business qualifying for the deduction, you are limited to a maximum of 300 square feet for all of the businesses. Irs tax return Allocate the actual square footage used (up to the maximum of 300 square feet) among your qualified business uses in a reasonable manner. Irs tax return However, do not allocate more square feet to a qualified business use than you actually use for that business. Irs tax return Rental use. Irs tax return   The simplified method does not apply to rental use. Irs tax return A rental use that qualifies for the deduction must be figured using actual expenses. Irs tax return If the rental use and a qualified business use share the same area, you will have to allocate the actual area used between the two uses. Irs tax return You cannot use the same area to figure a deduction for the qualified business use as you are using to figure the deduction for the rental use. Irs tax return Part-year use or area changes. Irs tax return   If your qualified business use was for a portion of the taxable year (for example, a seasonal business or a business that begins during the taxable year) or you changed the square footage of your qualified business use, your deduction is limited to the average monthly allowable square footage. Irs tax return You calculate the average monthly allowable square footage by adding the amount of allowable square feet you used in each month and dividing the sum by 12. Irs tax return When determining the average monthly allowable square footage, you cannot take more than 300 square feet into account for any one month. Irs tax return Additionally, if your qualified business use was less than 15 days in a month, you must use -0- for that month. Irs tax return Example 1. Irs tax return Andy files his federal income tax return on a calendar year basis. Irs tax return On July 20, he began using 420 square feet of his home for a qualified business use. Irs tax return He continued to use the 420 square feet until the end of the year. Irs tax return His average monthly allowable square footage is 125 square feet, which is figured using 300 square feet for each month August through December divided by the number of months in the taxable year ((0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 300 + 300 + 300 + 300 + 300)/12). Irs tax return Example 2. Irs tax return Amy files her federal income tax return on a calendar year basis. Irs tax return On April 20, she began using 100 square feet of her home for a qualified business use. Irs tax return On August 5, she expanded the area of her qualified use to 330 square feet. Irs tax return Amy continued to use the 330 square feet until the end of the year. Irs tax return Her average monthly allowable square footage is 150 square feet, which is figured using 100 square feet for May through July and 300 square feet for August through December divided by the number of months in the taxable year ((0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 100 + 100 +100 + 300 + 300 + 300 + 300 + 300)/12). Irs tax return Gross income limitation. Irs tax return   Your deduction for business use of the home is limited to an amount equal to the gross income derived from the qualified business use of the home reduced by the business deductions that are unrelated to the use of your home. Irs tax return If the business deductions that are unrelated to the use of your home are greater than the gross income derived from the qualified business use of your home, then you cannot take a deduction for this qualified business use of your home. Irs tax return Business expenses not related to use of the home. Irs tax return   These expenses relate to the business activity in the home, but not to the use of the home itself. Irs tax return You can still deduct business expenses that are unrelated to the use of the home. Irs tax return See Where To Deduct , later. Irs tax return Examples of business expenses that are unrelated to the use of the home are advertising, wages, supplies, dues, and depreciation for equipment. Irs tax return Space used regularly for daycare. Irs tax return   If you do not use the area of your home exclusively for daycare, you must reduce the prescribed rate (maximum $5 per square foot) before figuring your deduction. Irs tax return The reduced rate will equal the prescribed rate times a fraction. Irs tax return The numerator of the fraction is the number of hours that the space was used during the year for daycare and the denominator is the total number of hours during the year that the space was available for all uses. Irs tax return You can use the Daycare Facility Worksheet (for simplified method), near the end of this publication, to help you figure the reduced rate. Irs tax return    If you used at least 300 square feet for daycare regularly and exclusively during the year, then you do not need to reduce the prescribed rate or complete the Daycare Facility Worksheet. Irs tax return Daycare Facility If you use space in your home on a regular basis for providing daycare, you may be able to claim a deduction for that part of your home even if you use the same space for nonbusiness purposes. Irs tax return To qualify for this exception to the exclusive use rule, you must meet both of the following requirements. Irs tax return You must be in the trade or business of providing daycare for children, persons age 65 or older, or persons who are physically or mentally unable to care for themselves. Irs tax return You must have applied for, been granted, or be exempt from having, a license, certification, registration, or approval as a daycare center or as a family or group daycare home under state law. Irs tax return You do not meet this requirement if your application was rejected or your license or other authorization was revoked. Irs tax return Figuring the deduction. Irs tax return   If you elect to use the simplified method for your home, figure your deduction as described earlier in Using the Simplified Method under Figuring the Deduction. Irs tax return    If you are figuring your deduction using actual expenses and you regularly use part of your home for daycare, figure what part is used for daycare, as explained in Business Percentage , earlier, under Figuring the Deduction. Irs tax return If you also use that part exclusively for daycare, deduct all the allocable expenses, subject to the deduction limit, as explained earlier. Irs tax return   If the use of part of your home as a daycare facility is regular, but not exclusive, you must figure the percentage of time that part of your home is used for daycare. Irs tax return A room that is available for use throughout each business day and that you regularly use in your business is considered to be used for daycare throughout each business day. Irs tax return You do not have to keep records to show the specific hours the area was used for business. Irs tax return You can use the area occasionally for personal reasons. Irs tax return However, a room you use only occasionally for business does not qualify for the deduction. Irs tax return To find the percentage of time you actually use your home for business, compare the total time used for business to the total time that part of your home can be used for all purposes. Irs tax return You can compare the hours of business use in a week with the number of hours in a week (168). Irs tax return Or you can compare the hours of business use for the year with the number of hours in the year (8,760 in 2013). Irs tax return If you started or stopped using your home for daycare in 2013, you must prorate the number of hours based on the number of days the home was available for daycare. Irs tax return Example 1. Irs tax return Mary Lake used her basement to operate a daycare business for children. Irs tax return She figures the business percentage of the basement as follows. Irs tax return Square footage of the basement Square footage of her home = 1,600 3,200 = 50%           She used the basement for daycare an average of 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 50 weeks a year. Irs tax return During the other 12 hours a day, the family could use the basement. Irs tax return She figures the percentage of time the basement was used for daycare as follows. Irs tax return Number of hours used for daycare (12 x 5 x 50) Total number of hours in the year (24 x 365) = 3,000 8,760 = 34. Irs tax return 25%           Mary can deduct 34. Irs tax return 25% of any direct expenses for the basement. Irs tax return However, because her indirect expenses are for the entire house, she can deduct only 17. Irs tax return 13% of the indirect expenses. Irs tax return She figures the percentage for her indirect expenses as follows. Irs tax return Business percentage of the basement 50% Multiplied by: Percentage of time used for daycare × 34. Irs tax return 25% Percentage for indirect expenses 17. Irs tax return 13% Mary completes Form 8829, Part I, figuring the percentage of her home used for business, including the percentage of time the basement was used. Irs tax return In Part II, Mary figures her deductible expenses. Irs tax return She uses the following information to complete Part II. Irs tax return Gross income from her daycare business $50,000 Expenses not related to the business use of the home $25,000 Tentative profit $25,000 Rent $8,400 Utilities $850 Painting the basement $500 Mary enters her tentative profit, $25,000, on line 8. Irs tax return (This figure is the same as the amount on line 29 of her Schedule C (Form 1040). Irs tax return ) The expenses she paid for rent and utilities relate to her entire home. Irs tax return Therefore, she enters the amount paid for rent on line 18, column (b), and the amount paid for utilities on line 20, column (b). Irs tax return She shows the total of these expenses on line 22, column (b). Irs tax return For line 23, she multiplies the amount on line 22, column (b) by the percentage on line 7 and enters the result, $1,585. Irs tax return Mary paid $500 to have the basement painted. Irs tax return The painting is a direct expense. Irs tax return However, because she did not use the basement exclusively for daycare, she must multiply $500 by the percentage of time the basement was used for daycare (34. Irs tax return 25% – line 6). Irs tax return She enters $171 (34. Irs tax return 25% × $500) on line 19, column (a). Irs tax return She adds line 22, column (a), and line 23 and enters $1,756 ($171 + $1,585) on line 25. Irs tax return This is less than her deduction limit (line 15), so she can deduct the entire amount. Irs tax return She follows the instructions to complete the rest of Part II and enters $1,756 on lines 33 and 35. Irs tax return She then carries the $1,756 to line 30 of her Schedule C (Form 1040). Irs tax return Example 2. Irs tax return Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that Mary also has another room that was available each business day for children to take naps in. Irs tax return Although she did not keep a record of the number of hours the room was actually used for naps, it was used for part of each business day. Irs tax return Since the room was available for business use during regular operating hours each business day and was used regularly in the business, it is considered used for daycare throughout each business day. Irs tax return The basement and room are 60% of the total area of her home. Irs tax return In figuring her expenses, 34. Irs tax return 25% of any direct expenses for the basement and room are deductible. Irs tax return In addition, 20. Irs tax return 55% (34. Irs tax return 25% × 60%) of her indirect expenses are deductible. Irs tax return Example 3. Irs tax return Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that Mary stopped using her home for a daycare facility on June 24, 2013. Irs tax return She used the basement for daycare an average of 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, but for only 25 weeks of the year. Irs tax return During the other 12 hours a day, the family could still use the basement. Irs tax return She figures the percentage of time the basement was used for business as follows. Irs tax return Number of hours used for daycare (12 x 5 x 25) Total number of hours during period used (24 x 175) = 1,500 4,200 = 35. Irs tax return 71%           Mary can deduct 35. Irs tax return 71% of any direct expenses for the basement. Irs tax return However, because her indirect expenses are for the entire house, she can deduct only 17. Irs tax return 86% of the indirect expenses. Irs tax return She figures the percentage for her indirect expenses as follows. Irs tax return Business percentage of the basement 50% Multiplied by: Percentage of time used for daycare × 35. Irs tax return 71% Percentage for indirect expenses 17. Irs tax return 86% Meals. Irs tax return   If you provide food for your daycare recipients, do not include the expense as a cost of using your home for business. Irs tax return Claim it as a separate deduction on your Schedule C (Form 1040). Irs tax return You can never deduct the cost of food consumed by you or your family. Irs tax return You can deduct as a business expense 100% of the actual cost of food consumed by your daycare recipients (see Standard meal and snack rates , later, for an optional method for eligible children) and generally only 50% of the cost of food consumed by your employees. Irs tax return However, you can deduct 100% of the cost of food consumed by your employees if its value can be excluded from their wages as a de minimis fringe benefit. Irs tax return For more information on meals that meet these requirements, see Meals in chapter 2 of Publication 15-B, Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits. Irs tax return   If you deduct the actual cost of food for your daycare business, keep a separate record (with receipts) of your family's food costs. Irs tax return   Reimbursements you receive from a sponsor under the Child and Adult Care Food Program of the Department of Agriculture are taxable only to the extent they exceed your expenses for food for eligible children. Irs tax return If your reimbursements are more than your expenses for food, show the difference as income in Part I of Schedule C (Form 1040). Irs tax return If your food expenses are greater than the reimbursements, show the difference as an expense in Part V of Schedule C (Form 1040). Irs tax return Do not include payments or expenses for your own children if they are eligible for the program. Irs tax return Follow this procedure even if you receive a Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, reporting a payment from the sponsor. Irs tax return Standard meal and snack rates. Irs tax return   If you qualify as a family daycare provider, you can use the standard meal and snack rates, instead of actual costs, to compute the deductible cost of meals and snacks provided to eligible children. Irs tax return For these purposes: A family daycare provider is a person engaged in the business of providing family daycare. Irs tax return Family daycare is childcare provided to eligible children in the home of the family daycare provider. Irs tax return The care must be non-medical, not involve a transfer of legal custody, and generally last less than 24 hours each day. Irs tax return Eligible children are minor children receiving family daycare in the home of the family daycare provider. Irs tax return Eligible children do not include children who are full-time or part-time residents in the home where the childcare is provided or children whose parents or guardians are residents of the same home. Irs tax return Eligible children do not include children who receive daycare services for personal reasons of the provider. Irs tax return For example, if a provider provides daycare services for a relative as a favor to that relative, that child is not an eligible child. Irs tax return   You can compute the deductible cost of each meal and snack you actually purchased and served to an eligible child during the time period you provided family daycare using the standard meal and snack rates shown in Table 3, later. Irs tax return You can use the standard meal and snack rates for a maximum of one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner, and three snacks per eligible child per day. Irs tax return If you receive reimbursement for a particular meal or snack, you can deduct only the portion of the applicable standard meal or snack rate that is more than the amount of the reimbursement. Irs tax return   You can use either the standard meal and snack rates or actual costs to calculate the deductible cost of food provided to eligible children in the family daycare for any particular tax year. Irs tax return If you choose to use the standard meal and snack rates for a particular tax year, you must use the rates for all your deductible food costs for eligible children during that tax year. Irs tax return However, if you use the standard meal and snack rates in any tax year, you can use actual costs to compute the deductible cost of food in any other tax year. Irs tax return   If you use the standard meal and snack rates, you must maintain records to substantiate the computation of the total amount deducted for the cost of food provided to eligible children. Irs tax return The records kept should include the name of each child, dates and hours of attendance in the daycare, and the type and quantity of meals and snacks served. Irs tax return This information can be recorded in a log similar to the one shown in Exhibit A, near the end of this publication. Irs tax return   The standard meal and snack rates include beverages, but do not include non-food supplies used for food preparation, service, or storage, such as containers, paper products, or utensils. Irs tax return These expenses can be claimed as a separate deduction on your Schedule C (Form 1040). Irs tax return     Table 3. Irs tax return Standard Meal and Snack Rates1 Location of Family Daycare Provider Breakfast Lunch Dinner Snack States other than Alaska an
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Irs tax return 9. Irs tax return   Tax Treaty Benefits Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Treaty Income Some Typical Tax Treaty BenefitsPersonal Services Teachers, Professors, and Researchers Employees of Foreign Governments Students, Apprentices, and Trainees Capital Gains Resident Aliens Reporting Treaty Benefits Claimed Introduction A nonresident alien (and certain resident aliens) from a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty may qualify for certain benefits. Irs tax return Most treaties require that the nonresident alien be a resident of the treaty country to qualify. Irs tax return However, some treaties require that the nonresident alien be a national or a citizen of the treaty country. Irs tax return See Table 9-1 for a list of tax treaty countries. Irs tax return You can generally arrange to have withholding tax reduced or eliminated on wages and other income that are eligible for tax treaty benefits. Irs tax return See Income Entitled to Tax Treaty Benefits in chapter 8. Irs tax return Topics - This chapter discusses: Typical tax treaty benefits, How to obtain copies of tax treaties, and How to claim tax treaty benefits on your tax return. Irs tax return Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 901 U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return Tax Treaties Form (and Instructions) 1040NR U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return 1040NR-EZ U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return Income Tax Return for Certain Nonresident Aliens With No Dependents 8833 Treaty-Based Return Position Disclosure Under Section 6114 or 7701(b) See chapter 12 for information about getting these publications and forms. Irs tax return Treaty Income A nonresident alien's treaty income is the gross income on which the tax is limited by a tax treaty. Irs tax return Treaty income includes, for example, dividends from sources in the United States that are subject to tax at a tax treaty rate not to exceed 15%. Irs tax return Nontreaty income is the gross income of a nonresident alien on which the tax is not limited by a tax treaty. Irs tax return Figure the tax on treaty income on each separate item of income at the reduced rate that applies to that item under the treaty. Irs tax return To determine tax on nontreaty income, figure the tax at either the flat 30% rate or the graduated rate, depending upon whether or not the income is effectively connected with your trade or business in the United States. Irs tax return Your tax liability is the sum of the tax on treaty income plus the tax on nontreaty income, but cannot be more than the tax liability figured as if the tax treaty had not come into effect. Irs tax return Example. Irs tax return Arthur Banks is a nonresident alien who is single and a resident of a foreign country that has a tax treaty with the United States. Irs tax return He received gross income of $25,850 during the tax year from sources within the United States, consisting of the following items: Dividends on which the tax is limited to a 15% rate by the tax treaty $1,400 Compensation for personal services on which the tax is not limited by the tax treaty 24,450 Total gross income $25,850 Arthur was engaged in business in the United States during the tax year. Irs tax return His dividends are not effectively connected with that business. Irs tax return He has no deductions other than his own personal exemption. Irs tax return His tax liability, figured as though the tax treaty had not come into effect, is $3,060 determined as follows: Total compensation $24,450 Less: Personal exemption 3,900 Taxable income $20,550 Tax determined by graduated rate (Tax Table column for single taxpayers) $2,640 Plus: Tax on gross dividends ($1,400 × 30%) 420 Tax determined as though treaty had not come into effect $3,060 Arthur's tax liability, figured by taking into account the reduced rate on dividend income as provided by the tax treaty, is $2,850 determined as follows: Tax determined by graduated rate (same as figured above) $2,640 Plus: Tax on gross dividends ($1,400 × 15%) 210 Tax on compensation and dividends $2,850 His tax liability, therefore, is limited to $2,850, the tax liability figured using the tax treaty rate on the dividends. Irs tax return Some Typical Tax Treaty Benefits The following paragraphs briefly explain the exemptions that are available under tax treaties for personal services income, remittances, scholarships, fellowships, and capital gain income. Irs tax return The conditions for claiming the exemptions vary under each tax treaty. Irs tax return For more information about the conditions under a particular tax treaty, see Publication 901. Irs tax return Or, you may download the complete text of most U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return tax treaties at IRS. Irs tax return gov. Irs tax return Technical explanations for many of those treaties are also available at that site. Irs tax return Tax treaty benefits also cover income such as dividends, interest, rentals, royalties, pensions, and annuities. Irs tax return These types of income may be exempt from U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return tax or may be subject to a reduced rate of tax. Irs tax return For more information, see Publication 901 or the applicable tax treaty. Irs tax return Personal Services Nonresident aliens from treaty countries who are in the United States for a short stay and also meet certain other requirements may be exempt from tax on their compensation received for personal services performed in the United States. Irs tax return Many tax treaties require that the nonresident alien claiming this exemption be present in the United States for a total of not more than 183 days during the tax year. Irs tax return Other tax treaties specify different periods of maximum presence in the United States, such as 180 days or 90 days. Irs tax return Spending part of a day in the United States counts as a day of presence. Irs tax return Tax treaties may also require that: The compensation cannot be more than a specific amount (frequently $3,000), and The individual have a foreign employer; that is, an individual, corporation, or entity of a foreign country. Irs tax return Note. Irs tax return Under most treaties, income received as an employee (generally designated as dependent personal services) and income received as a self-employed person (generally designated as independent personal services or business income) are treated differently. Irs tax return Teachers, Professors, and Researchers Under many income tax treaties, nonresident alien teachers or professors who temporarily visit the United States for the primary purpose of teaching at a university or other accredited educational institution are not subject to U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return income tax on compensation received for teaching for the first 2 or 3 years after their arrival in the United States. Irs tax return Many treaties also provide an exemption for engaging in research. Irs tax return Generally, the teacher or professor must be in the United States primarily to teach, lecture, instruct, or engage in research. Irs tax return A substantial part of that person's time must be devoted to those duties. Irs tax return The normal duties of a teacher or professor include not only formal classroom work involving regularly scheduled lectures, demonstrations, or other student-participation activities, but also the less formal method of presenting ideas in seminars or other informal groups and in joint efforts in the laboratory. Irs tax return If you entered the United States as a nonresident alien, but are now a resident alien, the treaty exemption may still apply. Irs tax return See Students, Apprentices, Trainees, Teachers, Professors, and Researchers Who Became Resident Aliens later under Resident Aliens. Irs tax return Employees of Foreign Governments All treaties have provisions for the exemption of income earned by certain employees of foreign governments. Irs tax return However, a difference exists among treaties as to who qualifies for this benefit. Irs tax return Under many treaties, aliens admitted to the United States for permanent residence do not qualify. Irs tax return Under most treaties, aliens who are not nationals or subjects of the foreign country do not qualify. Irs tax return Employees of foreign governments should read the pertinent treaty carefully to determine whether they qualify for benefits. Irs tax return Chapter 10 of this publication also has information for employees of foreign governments. Irs tax return Students, Apprentices, and Trainees Under some income tax treaties, students, apprentices, and trainees are exempt from tax on remittances received from abroad for study and maintenance. Irs tax return Also, under some treaties, scholarship and fellowship grants, and a limited amount of compensation received by students, apprentices, and trainees may be exempt from tax. Irs tax return If you entered the United States as a nonresident alien, but are now a resident alien, the treaty exemption may still apply. Irs tax return See Students, Apprentices, Trainees, Teachers, Professors, and Researchers Who Became Resident Aliens , later, under Resident Aliens. Irs tax return Capital Gains Most treaties provide for the exemption of gains from the sale or exchange of personal property. Irs tax return Generally, gains from the sale or exchange of real property located in the United States are taxable. Irs tax return Resident Aliens Resident aliens may qualify for tax treaty benefits in the situations discussed below. Irs tax return U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return Residency Under Tax Treaty “Tie-Breaker” Rule In certain circumstances, individuals who are treated as residents of the United States under an income tax treaty (after application of the so-called “tie-breaker” rule) will be entitled to treaty benefits. Irs tax return (The “tie-breaker” rule is explained in chapter 1 under Effect of Tax Treaties. Irs tax return ) If this applies to you, you generally will not need to file a Form 8833 for the income for which treaty benefits are claimed. Irs tax return This is because the income will typically be of a category for which disclosure on a Form 8833 is waived. Irs tax return See Reporting Treaty Benefits Claimed . Irs tax return In most cases, you also will not need to report the income on your Form 1040 because the income will be exempt from U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return tax under the treaty. Irs tax return However, if the income has been reported as taxable income on a Form W-2, Form 1042-S, Form 1099, or other information return, you should report it on the appropriate line of Form 1040 (for example, line 7 in the case of wages or salaries). Irs tax return Enter the amount for which treaty benefits are claimed in parentheses on Form 1040, line 21. Irs tax return Next to the amount write “Exempt income,” the name of the treaty country, and the treaty article that provides the exemption. Irs tax return On Form 1040, subtract this amount from your income to arrive at total income on Form 1040, line 22. Irs tax return Also follow the above procedure for income that is subject to a reduced rate of tax, instead of an exemption, under the treaty. Irs tax return Attach a statement to Form 1040 showing a computation of the tax at the reduced rate, the name of the treaty country, and the treaty article that provides for the reduced tax rate. Irs tax return Include this tax on Form 1040, line 61. Irs tax return On the dotted line next to line 61, write “Tax from attached statement” and the amount of the tax. Irs tax return Example. Irs tax return Jacques Dubois, who is a resident of the United States under Article 4 of the U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return -France income tax treaty, receives French social security benefits. Irs tax return Under Article 18(1) of the treaty, French social security benefits are not taxable by the United States. Irs tax return Mr. Irs tax return Dubois is not required to file a Form 8833 for his French social security benefits or report the benefits on Form 1040. Irs tax return Special Rule for Canadian and German Social Security Benefits Under income tax treaties with Canada and Germany, if a U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return resident receives social security benefits from Canada or Germany, those benefits are treated for U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return income tax purposes as if they were received under the social security legislation of the United States. Irs tax return If you receive social security benefits from Canada or Germany, include them on line 1 of your Social Security Benefits Worksheet for purposes of determining the taxable amount to be reported on Form 1040, line 20b or Form 1040A, line 14b. Irs tax return You are not required to file a Form 8833 for those benefits. Irs tax return Students, Apprentices, Trainees, Teachers, Professors, and Researchers Who Became Resident Aliens Generally, you must be a nonresident alien student, apprentice, trainee, teacher, professor, or researcher in order to claim a tax treaty exemption for remittances from abroad for study and maintenance in the United States, for scholarship, fellowship, and research grants, and for wages or other personal service compensation. Irs tax return Once you become a resident alien, you generally can no longer claim a tax treaty exemption for this income. Irs tax return However, if you entered the United States as a nonresident alien, but you are now a resident alien for U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return tax purposes, the treaty exemption will continue to apply if the tax treaty's saving clause (explained later) provides an exception for it and you otherwise meet the requirements for the treaty exemption (including any time limit, explained later). Irs tax return This is true even if you are a nonresident alien electing to file a joint return as explained in chapter 1. Irs tax return Some exceptions to the saving clause apply to all resident aliens (for example, under the U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return -People's Republic of China treaty); others apply only to resident aliens who are not lawful permanent residents of the United States (green card holders). Irs tax return If you qualify under an exception to the treaty's saving clause, you can avoid income tax withholding by giving the payor a Form W-9 with the statement required by the Form W-9 instructions. Irs tax return Saving clause. Irs tax return   Most tax treaties have a saving clause. Irs tax return A saving clause preserves or “saves” the right of each country to tax its own residents as if no tax treaty were in effect. Irs tax return Thus, once you become a resident alien of the United States, you generally lose any tax treaty benefits that relate to your income. Irs tax return However, many tax treaties have exceptions to the saving clause, which may allow you to continue to claim certain treaty benefits when you become a resident alien. Irs tax return Read the treaty to find out if it has a saving clause and an exception to it. Irs tax return Time limit for claiming treaty exemptions. Irs tax return   Many treaties limit the number of years you can claim a treaty exemption. Irs tax return For students, apprentices, and trainees, the limit is usually 4–5 years; for teachers, professors, and researchers, the limit is usually 2–3 years. Irs tax return Once you reach this limit, you can no longer claim the treaty exemption. Irs tax return See the treaty or Publication 901 for the time limits that apply. Irs tax return How to report income on your tax return. Irs tax return   In most cases, you also will not need to report the income on your Form 1040 because the income will be exempt from U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return tax under the treaty. Irs tax return However, if the income has been reported as taxable income on a Form W-2, Form 1042-S, Form 1099, or other information return, you should report it on the appropriate line of Form 1040 (for example, line 7 in the case of wages, salaries, scholarships, or fellowships). Irs tax return Enter the amount for which treaty benefits are claimed in parentheses on Form 1040, line 21. Irs tax return Next to the amount write “Exempt income,” the name of the treaty country, and the treaty article that provides the exemption. Irs tax return On Form 1040, subtract this amount from your income to arrive at total income on Form 1040, line 22. Irs tax return Example. Irs tax return Mr. Irs tax return Yu, a citizen of the People's Republic of China, entered the United States as a nonresident alien student on January 1, 2009. Irs tax return He remained a nonresident alien through 2013 and was able to exclude his scholarship from U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return tax in those years under Article 20 of the U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return -People's Republic of China income tax treaty. Irs tax return On January 1, 2014, he became a resident alien under the substantial presence test because his stay in the United States exceeded 5 years. Irs tax return Even though Mr. Irs tax return Yu is now a resident alien, the provisions of Article 20 still apply because of the exception to the saving clause in paragraph 2 of the Protocol to the U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return -People's Republic of China treaty dated April 30, 1984. Irs tax return Mr. Irs tax return Yu should submit Form W-9 and the required statement to the payor. Irs tax return Reporting Treaty Benefits Claimed If you claim treaty benefits that override or modify any provision of the Internal Revenue Code, and by claiming these benefits your tax is, or might be, reduced, you must attach a fully completed Form 8833 to your tax return. Irs tax return See below, for the situations where you are not required to file Form 8833. Irs tax return You must file a U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return tax return and Form 8833 if you claim the following treaty benefits. Irs tax return You claim a reduction or modification in the taxation of gain or loss from the disposition of a U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return real property interest based on a treaty. Irs tax return You claim a credit for a specific foreign tax for which foreign tax credit would not be allowed by the Internal Revenue Code. Irs tax return You receive payments or income items totaling more than $100,000 and you determine your country of residence under a treaty and not under the rules for residency discussed in chapter 1. Irs tax return These are the more common situations for which Form 8833 is required. Irs tax return Exceptions. Irs tax return   You do not have to file Form 8833 for any of the following situations. Irs tax return You claim a reduced rate of withholding tax under a treaty on interest, dividends, rent, royalties, or other fixed or determinable annual or periodic income ordinarily subject to the 30% rate. Irs tax return You claim a treaty reduces or modifies the taxation of income from dependent personal services, pensions, annuities, social security and other public pensions, or income of artists, athletes, students, trainees, or teachers. Irs tax return This includes taxable scholarship and fellowship grants. Irs tax return You claim a reduction or modification of taxation of income under an International Social Security Agreement or a Diplomatic or Consular Agreement. Irs tax return You are a partner in a partnership or a beneficiary of an estate or trust and the partnership, estate, or trust reports the required information on its return. Irs tax return The payments or items of income that are otherwise required to be disclosed total no more than $10,000. Irs tax return You are claiming treaty benefits for amounts that are: Reported to you on Form 1042-S and Received by you: As a related party from a reporting corporation within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code section 6038A (relating to information returns on Form 5472 filed by U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return corporations that are 25-percent owned by a foreign person), or As a beneficial owner that is a direct account holder of a U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return financial institution or qualified intermediary, or a direct partner, beneficiary, or owner of a withholding foreign partnership or trust, from that U. Irs tax return S. Irs tax return financial institution, qualified intermediary, or withholding foreign partnership or trust. Irs tax return The exception described in (6) above does not apply to any amounts for which a treaty-based return disclosure is specifically required by the Form 8833 instructions. Irs tax return Penalty for failure to provide required information on Form 8833. Irs tax return   If you are required to report the treaty benefits but do not, you may be subject to a penalty of $1,000 for each failure. Irs tax return Additional information. Irs tax return   For additional information, see section 301. Irs tax return 6114-1(c) of the Income Tax Regulations. Irs tax return Table 9-1. Irs tax return Table of Tax Treaties (Updated through December 31, 2013) Country Official Text  Symbol1 General  Effective Date Citation Applicable Treasury Explanations  or Treasury Decision (T. Irs tax return D. Irs tax return ) Australia TIAS 10773 Dec. Irs tax return 1, 1983 1986-2 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 220 1986-2 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 246 Protocol TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 2004     Austria TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1999     Bangladesh TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 2007     Barbados TIAS 11090 Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1984 1991-2 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 436 1991-2 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 466 Protocol TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1994     Protocol TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 2005     Belgium TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 2008     Bulgaria TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 2009     Canada2 TIAS 11087 Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1985 1986-2 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 258 1987-2 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 298 Protocol TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1996     Protocol TIAS Dec. Irs tax return 16, 1997     Protocol TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 2009     China, People's Republic of TIAS 12065 Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1987 1988-1 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 414 1988-1 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 447 Commonwealth of Independent States3 TIAS 8225 Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1976 1976-2 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 463 1976-2 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 475 Cyprus TIAS 10965 Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1986 1989-2 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 280 1989-2 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 314 Czech Republic TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1993     Denmark TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 2001     Protocol TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 2008     Egypt TIAS 10149 Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1982 1982-1 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 219 1982-1 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 243 Estonia TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 2000     Finland TIAS 12101 Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1991     Protocol TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 2008     France TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1996     Protocol TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 2007     Protocol TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 2010     Germany TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1990     Protocol TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 2008     Greece TIAS 2902 Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1953 1958-2 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 1054 T. Irs tax return D. Irs tax return 6109, 1954-2 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 638 Hungary TIAS 9560 Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1980 1980-1 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 333 1980-1 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 354 Iceland TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 2009     India TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1991     Indonesia TIAS 11593 Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1990     Ireland TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1998     Israel TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1995     Italy TIAS Jan. Irs tax return 1, 2010     Jamaica TIAS 10207 Jan. Irs tax return 1, 1982 1982-1 C. Irs tax return B. Irs tax return 257 1982-1 C. Irs tax return B. 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