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Military state tax Index A Adopted child, Adopted child. Military state tax Adoption taxpayer identification number (ATIN), Married child. Military state tax Age test (see Qualifying child) Alaska Permanent Fund dividends, Rule 6—Your Investment Income Must Be $3,300 or Less Alimony, Income That Is Not Earned Income Annuities, Income That Is Not Earned Income Armed forces, Nontaxable military pay. Military state tax , Military personnel stationed outside the United States. Military state tax , Temporary absences. Military state tax , Joint Return Test, Military personnel stationed outside the United States. Military state tax , Nontaxable combat pay. Military state tax Assistance (see Tax help) B Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), Nontaxable military pay. Military state tax Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS), Nontaxable military pay. Military state tax C Child Adopted child, Adopted child. Military state tax Birth or death of, Birth or death of child. Military state tax Foster child, Relationship Test, Foster child. Military state tax , Rule 10—You Cannot Be a Qualifying Child of Another Taxpayer, Kidnapped child, Kidnapped child. Military state tax Married child, Married child. Military state tax Child support, Income That Is Not Earned Income Clergy, Clergy. Military state tax Combat zone pay, Nontaxable combat pay. Military state tax Community property, Community property. Military state tax , Community property. Military state tax D Detailed examples, Chapter 6—Detailed Examples Disability benefits, Disability Benefits Disallowance of the EIC, Chapter 5—Disallowance of the EIC Dividend income, Income That Is Not Earned Income Divorced parents, special rule, Special rule for divorced or separated parents (or parents who live apart). Military state tax Domestic partner, Nevada, Washington, and California domestic partners. Military state tax E Earned income, Rule 7—You Must Have Earned Income, Earned Income Earned income credit (EIC), EIC Table EITC Assistant, Is There Help Online? Extended active duty, Extended active duty. Military state tax , Military personnel stationed outside the United States. Military state tax F Figuring EIC yourself, Chapter 4—Figuring and Claiming the EIC, How To Figure the EIC Yourself Filing status: Head of household, Rule 3—Your Filing Status Cannot Be Married Filing Separately Married filing separately, Rule 3—Your Filing Status Cannot Be Married Filing Separately Forms: 1040, Do I Need This Publication?, Adjusted gross income (AGI). Military state tax , No SSN. Military state tax , Form 1040. Military state tax 1040A, Adjusted gross income (AGI). Military state tax , No SSN. Military state tax , Form 1040A. Military state tax 1040EZ, Adjusted gross income (AGI). Military state tax , No SSN. Military state tax , Form 1040EZ. Military state tax 1040X, Rule 2—You Must Have a Valid Social Security Number (SSN), Filing deadline approaching and still no SSN. Military state tax 2555, Rule 5—You Cannot File Form 2555 or Form 2555-EZ 2555–EZ, Rule 5—You Cannot File Form 2555 or Form 2555-EZ 4029, Minister's housing. Military state tax , Approved Form 4361 or Form 4029, Form 4029. Military state tax 4361, Minister's housing. Military state tax , Approved Form 4361 or Form 4029, Form 4361. Military state tax 4797, Do I Need This Publication? 4868, Filing deadline approaching and still no SSN. Military state tax 8814, Do I Need This Publication? 8862, Chapter 5—Disallowance of the EIC, Form 8862 Foster care payments, Income That Is Not Earned Income Foster child, Relationship Test, Foster child. Military state tax , Rule 10—You Cannot Be a Qualifying Child of Another Taxpayer, Fraud, Exception 2. Military state tax , Are You Prohibited From Claiming the EIC for a Period of Years? Free tax services, Free help with your tax return. Military state tax H Head of household, Community property. Military state tax , Spouse did not live with you. Military state tax , Community property. Military state tax , Rule 9—Your Qualifying Child Cannot Be Used by More Than One Person To Claim the EIC, Applying Rule 9 to divorced or separated parents (or parents who live apart). Military state tax Help (see Tax help) Home Homeless shelter, Rule 14—You Must Have Lived in the United States More Than Half of the Year Military, Rule 14—You Must Have Lived in the United States More Than Half of the Year United States, Rule 14—You Must Have Lived in the United States More Than Half of the Year Homeless, Homeless shelter. Military state tax , Homeless shelter. Military state tax I Income that is not earned income, Income That Is Not Earned Income Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), Other taxpayer identification number. Military state tax , Married child. Military state tax Inmate, Earnings while an inmate. Military state tax , Figuring earned income. Military state tax Interest, Income That Is Not Earned Income Investment income, Rule 6—Your Investment Income Must Be $3,300 or Less IRS can figure EIC for you, IRS Will Figure the EIC for You J Joint return test (see Qualifying child) K Kidnapped child, Kidnapped child. Military state tax M Married child, Married child. Military state tax Married filing a joint return, Rule 4—You Must Be a U. Military state tax S. Military state tax Citizen or Resident Alien All Year Married filing separately, Spouse did not live with you. Military state tax Military Combat pay, Nontaxable military pay. Military state tax Nontaxable pay, Nontaxable military pay. Military state tax Outside U. Military state tax S. Military state tax , Military personnel stationed outside the United States. Military state tax Minister, Net earnings from self-employment. Military state tax , Minister's housing. Military state tax , Church employees. Military state tax N Net earnings, self-employment, Net earnings from self-employment. Military state tax Nonresident alien, Rule 4—You Must Be a U. Military state tax S. Military state tax Citizen or Resident Alien All Year, Step 1. Military state tax O Online help EITC Assistant, Is There Help Online? P Parents, divorced or separated, Married child. Military state tax , Examples. Military state tax , Special rule for divorced or separated parents (or parents who live apart). Military state tax Passive activity, Worksheet 1. Military state tax Investment Income If You Are Filing Form 1040 Pensions, Income That Is Not Earned Income Permanently and totally disabled, Permanently and totally disabled. Military state tax Prisoner, Figuring earned income. Military state tax Publications (see Tax help) Q Qualifying child, Can I Claim the EIC?, Do I Have To Have A Child To Qualify For The EIC?, Chapter 2—Rules If You Have a Qualifying Child Age test, Rule 8—Your Child Must Meet the Relationship, Age, Residency, and Joint Return Tests, Age Test Home, Residency Test Joint return test, Rule 8—Your Child Must Meet the Relationship, Age, Residency, and Joint Return Tests Permanently and totally disabled, Permanently and totally disabled. Military state tax Relationship test, Rule 8—Your Child Must Meet the Relationship, Age, Residency, and Joint Return Tests Residency test, Residency Test United States, Residency Test R Railroad retirement benefits, Income That Is Not Earned Income Registered domestic partner, Nevada, Washington, and California domestic partners. Military state tax Relationship test (see Qualifying child) Reminders, Reminders Residency test (see Qualifying child) S Salaries, wages, and tips, Earned Income, Wages, salaries, and tips. Military state tax , Earned Income Schedules: C, EIC Worksheet A. Military state tax , EIC Worksheet B. Military state tax C-EZ, EIC Worksheet A. Military state tax , EIC Worksheet B. Military state tax EIC, Chapter 2—Rules If You Have a Qualifying Child, Kidnapped child. Military state tax , Figuring earned income. Military state tax , Nontaxable combat pay. Military state tax , How To Figure the EIC Yourself, When to use the optional methods of figuring net earnings. Military state tax , Schedule EIC SE, Figuring earned income. Military state tax , Clergy. Military state tax , Church employees. Military state tax , EIC Worksheet A. Military state tax , EIC Worksheet B. Military state tax , Net earnings from self-employment $400 or more. Military state tax , When to use the optional methods of figuring net earnings. Military state tax , When both spouses have self-employment income. Military state tax School, School defined. Military state tax Self-employed persons, Rule 7—You Must Have Earned Income, Figuring earned income. Military state tax , EIC Worksheet B. Military state tax Self-employment income, Earned Income Self-employment tax, Net earnings from self-employment $400 or more. Military state tax Separated parents, special rule, Married child. Military state tax Social security benefits, Income That Is Not Earned Income Social security number (SSN), Rule 2—You Must Have a Valid Social Security Number (SSN), Valid for work only with INS authorization or DHS authorization. Military state tax , No SSN. Military state tax , Getting an SSN. Military state tax , Married child. Military state tax , Exception for math or clerical errors. Military state tax Statutory employee, Statutory employee. Military state tax , Figuring earned income. Military state tax , EIC Worksheet A. Military state tax , Statutory employees. Military state tax Strike benefits, Strike benefits. Military state tax Student, Student defined. Military state tax T Tax help, How To Get Tax Help Taxpayer identification number Adoption identification number (ATIN), Married child. Military state tax Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), Other taxpayer identification number. Military state tax Social security number (SSN), Other taxpayer identification number. Military state tax Tiebreaker rules, Tiebreaker rules. Military state tax Tips, wages, and salaries, Earned Income, Wages, salaries, and tips. Military state tax , Earned Income TTY/TDD information, How To Get Tax Help U Unemployment compensation, Income That Is Not Earned Income United States, United States. Military state tax V Veterans' benefits, Income That Is Not Earned Income W Wages, salaries, and tips, Earned Income, Wages, salaries, and tips. Military state tax , Earned Income Welfare benefits, Income That Is Not Earned Income Workers' compensation benefits, Income That Is Not Earned Income Workfare payments, Workfare payments. Military state tax Worksheet 1, Worksheet 1. Military state tax Investment Income If You Are Filing Form 1040 Worksheet 2, Worksheet 2. Military state tax Worksheet for Line 4 of Worksheet 1 Prev  Up     Home   More Online Publications
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The Military State Tax

Military state tax 4. Military state tax   Interest Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Allocation of InterestOrder of funds spent. Military state tax Payments from checking accounts. Military state tax Amounts paid within 30 days. Military state tax Optional method for determining date of reallocation. Military state tax Interest on a segregated account. Military state tax How to report. Military state tax Interest You Can DeductStatement. Military state tax Expenses paid to obtain a mortgage. Military state tax Prepayment penalty. Military state tax De minimis OID. Military state tax Constant-yield method. Military state tax Loan or mortgage ends. Military state tax Interest You Cannot DeductPenalties. Military state tax Who is a key person? Exceptions for pre-June 1997 contracts. Military state tax Interest allocated to unborrowed policy cash value. Military state tax Capitalization of Interest When To Deduct InterestPrepaid interest. Military state tax Discounted loan. Military state tax Refunds of interest. Military state tax Prepaid interest. Military state tax Discounted loan. Military state tax Tax deficiency. Military state tax Related person. Military state tax Below-Market LoansLimit on forgone interest for gift loans of $100,000 or less. Military state tax Introduction This chapter discusses the tax treatment of business interest expense. Military state tax Business interest expense is an amount charged for the use of money you borrowed for business activities. Military state tax Topics - This chapter discusses: Allocation of interest Interest you can deduct Interest you cannot deduct Capitalization of interest When to deduct interest Below-market loans Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 537 Installment Sales 550 Investment Income and Expenses 936 Home Mortgage Interest Deduction Form (and Instructions) Sch A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions Sch E (Form 1040) Supplemental Income and Loss Sch K-1 (Form 1065) Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Military state tax Sch K-1 (Form 1120S) Shareholder's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Military state tax 1098 Mortgage Interest Statement 3115 Application for Change in Accounting Method 4952 Investment Interest Expense Deduction 8582 Passive Activity Loss Limitations See chapter 12 for information about getting publications and forms. Military state tax Allocation of Interest The rules for deducting interest vary, depending on whether the loan proceeds are used for business, personal, or investment activities. Military state tax If you use the proceeds of a loan for more than one type of expense, you must allocate the interest based on the use of the loan's proceeds. Military state tax Allocate your interest expense to the following categories. Military state tax Nonpassive trade or business activity interest Passive trade or business activity interest Investment interest Portfolio interest Personal interest In general, you allocate interest on a loan the same way you allocate the loan proceeds. Military state tax You allocate loan proceeds by tracing disbursements to specific uses. Military state tax The easiest way to trace disbursements to specific uses is to keep the proceeds of a particular loan separate from any other funds. Military state tax Secured loan. Military state tax   The allocation of loan proceeds and the related interest is not generally affected by the use of property that secures the loan. Military state tax Example. Military state tax You secure a loan with property used in your business. Military state tax You use the loan proceeds to buy an automobile for personal use. Military state tax You must allocate interest expense on the loan to personal use (purchase of the automobile) even though the loan is secured by business property. Military state tax    If the property that secures the loan is your home, you generally do not allocate the loan proceeds or the related interest. Military state tax The interest is usually deductible as qualified home mortgage interest, regardless of how the loan proceeds are used. Military state tax For more information, see Publication 936. Military state tax Allocation period. Military state tax   The period for which a loan is allocated to a particular use begins on the date the proceeds are used and ends on the earlier of the following dates. Military state tax The date the loan is repaid. Military state tax The date the loan is reallocated to another use. Military state tax Proceeds not disbursed to borrower. Military state tax   Even if the lender disburses the loan proceeds to a third party, the allocation of the loan is still based on your use of the funds. Military state tax This applies whether you pay for property, services, or anything else by incurring a loan, or you take property subject to a debt. Military state tax Proceeds deposited in borrower's account. Military state tax   Treat loan proceeds deposited in an account as property held for investment. Military state tax It does not matter whether the account pays interest. Military state tax Any interest you pay on the loan is investment interest expense. Military state tax If you withdraw the proceeds of the loan, you must reallocate the loan based on the use of the funds. Military state tax Example. Military state tax Celina, a calendar-year taxpayer, borrows $100,000 on January 4 and immediately uses the proceeds to open a checking account. Military state tax No other amounts are deposited in the account during the year and no part of the loan principal is repaid during the year. Military state tax On April 2, Celina uses $20,000 from the checking account for a passive activity expenditure. Military state tax On September 4, Celina uses an additional $40,000 from the account for personal purposes. Military state tax Under the interest allocation rules, the entire $100,000 loan is treated as property held for investment for the period from January 4 through April 1. Military state tax From April 2 through September 3, Celina must treat $20,000 of the loan as used in the passive activity and $80,000 of the loan as property held for investment. Military state tax From September 4 through December 31, she must treat $40,000 of the loan as used for personal purposes, $20,000 as used in the passive activity, and $40,000 as property held for investment. Military state tax Order of funds spent. Military state tax   Generally, you treat loan proceeds deposited in an account as used (spent) before either of the following amounts. Military state tax Any unborrowed amounts held in the same account. Military state tax Any amounts deposited after these loan proceeds. Military state tax Example. Military state tax On January 9, Olena opened a checking account, depositing $500 of the proceeds of Loan A and $1,000 of unborrowed funds. Military state tax The following table shows the transactions in her account during the tax year. Military state tax Date Transaction January 9 $500 proceeds of Loan A and $1,000 unborrowed funds deposited January 14 $500 proceeds of Loan B  deposited February 19 $800 used for personal purposes February 27 $700 used for passive activity June 19 $1,000 proceeds of Loan C  deposited November 20 $800 used for an investment December 18 $600 used for personal purposes Olena treats the $800 used for personal purposes as made from the $500 proceeds of Loan A and $300 of the proceeds of Loan B. Military state tax She treats the $700 used for a passive activity as made from the remaining $200 proceeds of Loan B and $500 of unborrowed funds. Military state tax She treats the $800 used for an investment as made entirely from the proceeds of Loan C. Military state tax She treats the $600 used for personal purposes as made from the remaining $200 proceeds of Loan C and $400 of unborrowed funds. Military state tax For the periods during which loan proceeds are held in the account, Olena treats them as property held for investment. Military state tax Payments from checking accounts. Military state tax   Generally, you treat a payment from a checking or similar account as made at the time the check is written if you mail or deliver it to the payee within a reasonable period after you write it. Military state tax You can treat checks written on the same day as written in any order. Military state tax Amounts paid within 30 days. Military state tax   If you receive loan proceeds in cash or if the loan proceeds are deposited in an account, you can treat any payment (up to the amount of the proceeds) made from any account you own, or from cash, as made from those proceeds. Military state tax This applies to any payment made within 30 days before or after the proceeds are received in cash or deposited in your account. Military state tax   If the loan proceeds are deposited in an account, you can apply this rule even if the rules stated earlier under Order of funds spent would otherwise require you to treat the proceeds as used for other purposes. Military state tax If you apply this rule to any payments, disregard those payments (and the proceeds from which they are made) when applying the rules stated under Order of funds spent. Military state tax   If you received the loan proceeds in cash, you can treat the payment as made on the date you received the cash instead of the date you actually made the payment. Military state tax Example. Military state tax Giovanni gets a loan of $1,000 on August 4 and receives the proceeds in cash. Military state tax Giovanni deposits $1,500 in an account on August 18 and on August 28 writes a check on the account for a passive activity expense. Military state tax Also, Giovanni deposits his paycheck, deposits other loan proceeds, and pays his bills during the same period. Military state tax Regardless of these other transactions, Giovanni can treat $1,000 of the deposit he made on August 18 as being paid on August 4 from the loan proceeds. Military state tax In addition, Giovanni can treat the passive activity expense he paid on August 28 as made from the $1,000 loan proceeds treated as deposited in the account. Military state tax Optional method for determining date of reallocation. Military state tax   You can use the following method to determine the date loan proceeds are reallocated to another use. Military state tax You can treat all payments from loan proceeds in the account during any month as taking place on the later of the following dates. Military state tax The first day of that month. Military state tax The date the loan proceeds are deposited in the account. Military state tax However, you can use this optional method only if you treat all payments from the account during the same calendar month in the same way. Military state tax Interest on a segregated account. Military state tax   If you have an account that contains only loan proceeds and interest earned on the account, you can treat any payment from that account as being made first from the interest. Military state tax When the interest earned is used up, any remaining payments are from loan proceeds. Military state tax Example. Military state tax You borrowed $20,000 and used the proceeds of this loan to open a new savings account. Military state tax When the account had earned interest of $867, you withdrew $20,000 for personal purposes. Military state tax You can treat the withdrawal as coming first from the interest earned on the account, $867, and then from the loan proceeds, $19,133 ($20,000 − $867). Military state tax All the interest charged on the loan from the time it was deposited in the account until the time of the withdrawal is investment interest expense. Military state tax The interest charged on the part of the proceeds used for personal purposes ($19,133) from the time you withdrew it until you either repay it or reallocate it to another use is personal interest expense. Military state tax The interest charged on the loan proceeds you left in the account ($867) continues to be investment interest expense until you either repay it or reallocate it to another use. Military state tax Loan repayment. Military state tax   When you repay any part of a loan allocated to more than one use, treat it as being repaid in the following order. Military state tax Personal use. Military state tax Investments and passive activities (other than those included in (3)). Military state tax Passive activities in connection with a rental real estate activity in which you actively participate. Military state tax Former passive activities. Military state tax Trade or business use and expenses for certain low-income housing projects. Military state tax Line of credit (continuous borrowings). Military state tax   The following rules apply if you have a line of credit or similar arrangement. Military state tax Treat all borrowed funds on which interest accrues at the same fixed or variable rate as a single loan. Military state tax Treat borrowed funds or parts of borrowed funds on which interest accrues at different fixed or variable rates as different loans. Military state tax Treat these loans as repaid in the order shown on the loan agreement. Military state tax Loan refinancing. Military state tax   Allocate the replacement loan to the same uses to which the repaid loan was allocated. Military state tax Make the allocation only to the extent you use the proceeds of the new loan to repay any part of the original loan. Military state tax Debt-financed distribution. Military state tax   A debt-financed distribution occurs when a partnership or S corporation borrows funds and allocates those funds to distributions made to partners or shareholders. Military state tax The manner in which you report the interest expense associated with the distributed debt proceeds depends on your use of those proceeds. Military state tax How to report. Military state tax   If the proceeds were used in a nonpassive trade or business activity, report the interest on Schedule E (Form 1040), line 28; enter “interest expense” and the name of the partnership or S corporation in column (a) and the amount in column (h). Military state tax If the proceeds were used in a passive activity, follow the Instructions for Form 8582, Passive Activity Loss Limitations, to determine the amount of interest expense that can be reported on Schedule E (Form 1040), line 28; enter “interest expense” and the name of the partnership in column (a) and the amount in column (f). Military state tax If the proceeds were used in an investment activity, enter the interest on Form 4952. Military state tax If the proceeds are used for personal purposes, the interest is generally not deductible. Military state tax Interest You Can Deduct You can generally deduct as a business expense all interest you pay or accrue during the tax year on debts related to your trade or business. Military state tax Interest relates to your trade or business if you use the proceeds of the loan for a trade or business expense. Military state tax It does not matter what type of property secures the loan. Military state tax You can deduct interest on a debt only if you meet all the following requirements. Military state tax You are legally liable for that debt. Military state tax Both you and the lender intend that the debt be repaid. Military state tax You and the lender have a true debtor-creditor relationship. Military state tax Partial liability. Military state tax   If you are liable for part of a business debt, you can deduct only your share of the total interest paid or accrued. Military state tax Example. Military state tax You and your brother borrow money. Military state tax You are liable for 50% of the note. Military state tax You use your half of the loan in your business, and you make one-half of the loan payments. Military state tax You can deduct your half of the total interest payments as a business deduction. Military state tax Mortgage. Military state tax   Generally, mortgage interest paid or accrued on real estate you own legally or equitably is deductible. Military state tax However, rather than deducting the interest currently, you may have to add it to the cost basis of the property as explained later under Capitalization of Interest. Military state tax Statement. Military state tax   If you paid $600 or more of mortgage interest (including certain points) during the year on any one mortgage, you generally will receive a Form 1098 or a similar statement. Military state tax You will receive the statement if you pay interest to a person (including a financial institution or a cooperative housing corporation) in the course of that person's trade or business. Military state tax A governmental unit is a person for purposes of furnishing the statement. Military state tax   If you receive a refund of interest you overpaid in an earlier year, this amount will be reported in box 3 of Form 1098. Military state tax You cannot deduct this amount. Military state tax For information on how to report this refund, see Refunds of interest, later in this chapter. Military state tax Expenses paid to obtain a mortgage. Military state tax   Certain expenses you pay to obtain a mortgage cannot be deducted as interest. Military state tax These expenses, which include mortgage commissions, abstract fees, and recording fees, are capital expenses. Military state tax If the property mortgaged is business or income-producing property, you can amortize the costs over the life of the mortgage. Military state tax Prepayment penalty. Military state tax   If you pay off your mortgage early and pay the lender a penalty for doing this, you can deduct the penalty as interest. Military state tax Interest on employment tax deficiency. Military state tax   Interest charged on employment taxes assessed on your business is deductible. Military state tax Original issue discount (OID). Military state tax   OID is a form of interest. Military state tax A loan (mortgage or other debt) generally has OID when its proceeds are less than its principal amount. Military state tax The OID is the difference between the stated redemption price at maturity and the issue price of the loan. Military state tax   A loan's stated redemption price at maturity is the sum of all amounts (principal and interest) payable on it other than qualified stated interest. Military state tax Qualified stated interest is stated interest that is unconditionally payable in cash or property (other than another loan of the issuer) at least annually over the term of the loan at a single fixed rate. Military state tax You generally deduct OID over the term of the loan. Military state tax Figure the amount to deduct each year using the constant-yield method, unless the OID on the loan is de minimis. Military state tax De minimis OID. Military state tax   The OID is de minimis if it is less than one-fourth of 1% (. Military state tax 0025) of the stated redemption price of the loan at maturity multiplied by the number of full years from the date of original issue to maturity (the term of the loan). Military state tax   If the OID is de minimis, you can choose one of the following ways to figure the amount you can deduct each year. Military state tax On a constant-yield basis over the term of the loan. Military state tax On a straight-line basis over the term of the loan. Military state tax In proportion to stated interest payments. Military state tax In its entirety at maturity of the loan. Military state tax You make this choice by deducting the OID in a manner consistent with the method chosen on your timely filed tax return for the tax year in which the loan is issued. Military state tax Example. Military state tax On January 1, 2013, you took out a $100,000 discounted loan and received $98,500 in proceeds. Military state tax The loan will mature on January 1, 2023 (a 10-year term), and the $100,000 principal is payable on that date. Military state tax Interest of $10,000 is payable on January 1 of each year, beginning January 1, 2014. Military state tax The $1,500 OID on the loan is de minimis because it is less than $2,500 ($100,000 × . Military state tax 0025 × 10). Military state tax You choose to deduct the OID on a straight-line basis over the term of the loan. Military state tax Beginning in 2013, you can deduct $150 each year for 10 years. Military state tax Constant-yield method. Military state tax   If the OID is not de minimis, you must use the constant-yield method to figure how much you can deduct each year. Military state tax You figure your deduction for the first year using the following steps. Military state tax Determine the issue price of the loan. Military state tax Generally, this equals the proceeds of the loan. Military state tax If you paid points on the loan (as discussed later), the issue price generally is the difference between the proceeds and the points. Military state tax Multiply the result in (1) by the yield to maturity. Military state tax Subtract any qualified stated interest payments from the result in (2). Military state tax This is the OID you can deduct in the first year. Military state tax   To figure your deduction in any subsequent year, follow the above steps, except determine the adjusted issue price in step (1). Military state tax To get the adjusted issue price, add to the issue price any OID previously deducted. Military state tax Then follow steps (2) and (3) above. Military state tax   The yield to maturity is generally shown in the literature you receive from your lender. Military state tax If you do not have this information, consult your lender or tax advisor. Military state tax In general, the yield to maturity is the discount rate that, when used in computing the present value of all principal and interest payments, produces an amount equal to the principal amount of the loan. Military state tax Example. Military state tax The facts are the same as in the previous example, except that you deduct the OID on a constant yield basis over the term of the loan. Military state tax The yield to maturity on your loan is 10. Military state tax 2467%, compounded annually. Military state tax For 2013, you can deduct $93 [($98,500 × . Military state tax 102467) − $10,000]. Military state tax For 2014, you can deduct $103 [($98,593 × . Military state tax 102467) − $10,000]. Military state tax Loan or mortgage ends. Military state tax   If your loan or mortgage ends, you may be able to deduct any remaining OID in the tax year in which the loan or mortgage ends. Military state tax A loan or mortgage may end due to a refinancing, prepayment, foreclosure, or similar event. Military state tax If you refinance with the original lender, you generally cannot deduct the remaining OID in the year in which the refinancing occurs, but you may be able to deduct it over the term of the new mortgage or loan. Military state tax See Interest paid with funds borrowed from original lender under Interest You Cannot Deduct, later. Military state tax Points. Military state tax   The term “points” is used to describe certain charges paid, or treated as paid, by a borrower to obtain a loan or a mortgage. Military state tax These charges are also called loan origination fees, maximum loan charges, discount points, or premium charges. Military state tax If any of these charges (points) are solely for the use of money, they are interest. Military state tax   Because points are prepaid interest, you generally cannot deduct the full amount in the year paid. Military state tax However, you can choose to fully deduct points in the year paid if you meet certain tests. Military state tax For exceptions to the general rule, see Publication 936. Military state tax The points reduce the issue price of the loan and result in original issue discount (OID), deductible as explained in the preceding discussion. Military state tax Partial payments on a nontax debt. Military state tax   If you make partial payments on a debt (other than a debt owed the IRS), the payments are applied, in general, first to interest and any remainder to principal. Military state tax You can deduct only the interest. Military state tax This rule does not apply when it can be inferred that the borrower and lender understood that a different allocation of the payments would be made. Military state tax Installment purchase. Military state tax   If you make an installment purchase of business property, the contract between you and the seller generally provides for the payment of interest. Military state tax If no interest or a low rate of interest is charged under the contract, a portion of the stated principal amount payable under the contract may be recharacterized as interest (unstated interest). Military state tax The amount recharacterized as interest reduces your basis in the property and increases your interest expense. Military state tax For more information on installment sales and unstated interest, see Publication 537. Military state tax Interest You Cannot Deduct Certain interest payments cannot be deducted. Military state tax In addition, certain other expenses that may seem to be interest but are not, cannot be deducted as interest. Military state tax You cannot currently deduct interest that must be capitalized, and you generally cannot deduct personal interest. Military state tax Interest paid with funds borrowed from original lender. Military state tax   If you use the cash method of accounting, you cannot deduct interest you pay with funds borrowed from the original lender through a second loan, an advance, or any other arrangement similar to a loan. Military state tax You can deduct the interest expense once you start making payments on the new loan. Military state tax   When you make a payment on the new loan, you first apply the payment to interest and then to the principal. Military state tax All amounts you apply to the interest on the first loan are deductible, along with any interest you pay on the second loan, subject to any limits that apply. Military state tax Capitalized interest. Military state tax   You cannot currently deduct interest you are required to capitalize under the uniform capitalization rules. Military state tax See Capitalization of Interest, later. Military state tax In addition, if you buy property and pay interest owed by the seller (for example, by assuming the debt and any interest accrued on the property), you cannot deduct the interest. Military state tax Add this interest to the basis of the property. Military state tax Commitment fees or standby charges. Military state tax   Fees you incur to have business funds available on a standby basis, but not for the actual use of the funds, are not deductible as interest payments. Military state tax You may be able to deduct them as business expenses. Military state tax   If the funds are for inventory or certain property used in your business, the fees are indirect costs and you generally must capitalize them under the uniform capitalization rules. Military state tax See Capitalization of Interest, later. Military state tax Interest on income tax. Military state tax   Interest charged on income tax assessed on your individual income tax return is not a business deduction even though the tax due is related to income from your trade or business. Military state tax Treat this interest as a business deduction only in figuring a net operating loss deduction. Military state tax Penalties. Military state tax   Penalties on underpaid deficiencies and underpaid estimated tax are not interest. Military state tax You cannot deduct them. Military state tax Generally, you cannot deduct any fines or penalties. Military state tax Interest on loans with respect to life insurance policies. Military state tax   You generally cannot deduct interest on a debt incurred with respect to any life insurance, annuity, or endowment contract that covers any individual unless that individual is a key person. Military state tax   If the policy or contract covers a key person, you can deduct the interest on up to $50,000 of debt for that person. Military state tax However, the deduction for any month cannot be more than the interest figured using Moody's Composite Yield on Seasoned Corporate Bonds (formerly known as Moody's Corporate Bond Yield Average-Monthly Average Corporates) (Moody's rate) for that month. Military state tax Who is a key person?   A key person is an officer or 20% owner. Military state tax However, the number of individuals you can treat as key persons is limited to the greater of the following. Military state tax Five individuals. Military state tax The lesser of 5% of the total officers and employees of the company or 20 individuals. Military state tax Exceptions for pre-June 1997 contracts. Military state tax   You can generally deduct the interest if the contract was issued before June 9, 1997, and the covered individual is someone other than an employee, officer, or someone financially interested in your business. Military state tax If the contract was purchased before June 21, 1986, you can generally deduct the interest no matter who is covered by the contract. Military state tax Interest allocated to unborrowed policy cash value. Military state tax   Corporations and partnerships generally cannot deduct any interest expense allocable to unborrowed cash values of life insurance, annuity, or endowment contracts. Military state tax This rule applies to contracts issued after June 8, 1997, that cover someone other than an officer, director, employee, or 20% owner. Military state tax For more information, see section 264(f) of the Internal Revenue Code. Military state tax Capitalization of Interest Under the uniform capitalization rules, you generally must capitalize interest on debt equal to your expenditures to produce real property or certain tangible personal property. Military state tax The property must be produced by you for use in your trade or business or for sale to customers. Military state tax You cannot capitalize interest related to property that you acquire in any other manner. Military state tax Interest you paid or incurred during the production period must be capitalized if the property produced is designated property. Military state tax Designated property is any of the following. Military state tax Real property. Military state tax Tangible personal property with a class life of 20 years or more. Military state tax Tangible personal property with an estimated production period of more than 2 years. Military state tax Tangible personal property with an estimated production period of more than 1 year if the estimated cost of production is more than $1 million. Military state tax Property you produce. Military state tax   You produce property if you construct, build, install, manufacture, develop, improve, create, raise, or grow it. Military state tax Treat property produced for you under a contract as produced by you up to the amount you pay or incur for the property. Military state tax Carrying charges. Military state tax   Carrying charges include taxes you pay to carry or develop real estate or to carry, transport, or install personal property. Military state tax You can choose to capitalize carrying charges not subject to the uniform capitalization rules if they are otherwise deductible. Military state tax For more information, see chapter 7. Military state tax Capitalized interest. Military state tax   Treat capitalized interest as a cost of the property produced. Military state tax You recover your interest when you sell or use the property. Military state tax If the property is inventory, recover capitalized interest through cost of goods sold. Military state tax If the property is used in your trade or business, recover capitalized interest through an adjustment to basis, depreciation, amortization, or other method. Military state tax Partnerships and S corporations. Military state tax   The interest capitalization rules are applied first at the partnership or S corporation level. Military state tax The rules are then applied at the partners' or shareholders' level to the extent the partnership or S corporation has insufficient debt to support the production or construction costs. Military state tax   If you are a partner or a shareholder, you may have to capitalize interest you incur during the tax year for the production costs of the partnership or S corporation. Military state tax You may also have to capitalize interest incurred by the partnership or S corporation for your own production costs. Military state tax To properly capitalize interest under these rules, you must be given the required information in an attachment to the Schedule K-1 you receive from the partnership or S corporation. Military state tax Additional information. Military state tax   The procedures for applying the uniform capitalization rules are beyond the scope of this publication. Military state tax For more information, see sections 1. Military state tax 263A-8 through 1. Military state tax 263A-15 of the regulations and Notice 88-99. Military state tax Notice 88-99 is in Cumulative Bulletin 1988-2. Military state tax When To Deduct Interest If the uniform capitalization rules, discussed under Capitalization of Interest, earlier, do not apply to you, deduct interest as follows. Military state tax Cash method. Military state tax   Under the cash method, you can generally deduct only the interest you actually paid during the tax year. Military state tax You cannot deduct a promissory note you gave as payment because it is a promise to pay and not an actual payment. Military state tax Prepaid interest. Military state tax   You generally cannot deduct any interest paid before the year it is due. Military state tax Interest paid in advance can be deducted only in the tax year in which it is due. Military state tax Discounted loan. Military state tax   If interest or a discount is subtracted from your loan proceeds, it is not a payment of interest and you cannot deduct it when you get the loan. Military state tax For more information, see Original issue discount (OID) under Interest You Can Deduct, earlier. Military state tax Refunds of interest. Military state tax   If you pay interest and then receive a refund in the same tax year of any part of the interest, reduce your interest deduction by the refund. Military state tax If you receive the refund in a later tax year, include the refund in your income to the extent the deduction for the interest reduced your tax. Military state tax Accrual method. Military state tax   Under an accrual method, you can deduct only interest that has accrued during the tax year. Military state tax Prepaid interest. Military state tax   See Prepaid interest, earlier. Military state tax Discounted loan. Military state tax   See Discounted loan, earlier. Military state tax Tax deficiency. Military state tax   If you contest a federal income tax deficiency, interest does not accrue until the tax year the final determination of liability is made. Military state tax If you do not contest the deficiency, then the interest accrues in the year the tax was asserted and agreed to by you. Military state tax   However, if you contest but pay the proposed tax deficiency and interest, and you do not designate the payment as a cash bond, then the interest is deductible in the year paid. Military state tax Related person. Military state tax   If you use an accrual method, you cannot deduct interest owed to a related person who uses the cash method until payment is made and the interest is includible in the gross income of that person. Military state tax The relationship is determined as of the end of the tax year for which the interest would otherwise be deductible. Military state tax See section 267 of the Internal Revenue Code for more information. Military state tax Below-Market Loans If you receive a below-market gift or demand loan and use the proceeds in your trade or business, you may be able to deduct the forgone interest. Military state tax See Treatment of gift and demand loans, later, in this discussion. Military state tax A below-market loan is a loan on which no interest is charged or on which interest is charged at a rate below the applicable federal rate. Military state tax A gift or demand loan that is a below-market loan generally is considered an arm's-length transaction in which you, the borrower, are considered as having received both the following. Military state tax A loan in exchange for a note that requires the payment of interest at the applicable federal rate. Military state tax An additional payment in an amount equal to the forgone interest. Military state tax The additional payment is treated as a gift, dividend, contribution to capital, payment of compensation, or other payment, depending on the substance of the transaction. Military state tax Forgone interest. Military state tax   For any period, forgone interest is The interest that would be payable for that period if interest accrued on the loan at the applicable federal rate and was payable annually on December 31, minus Any interest actually payable on the loan for the period. Military state tax Applicable federal rates are published by the IRS each month in the Internal Revenue Bulletin. Military state tax Internal Revenue Bulletins are available on the IRS web site at www. Military state tax irs. Military state tax gov/irb. Military state tax You can also contact an IRS office to get these rates. Military state tax Loans subject to the rules. Military state tax   The rules for below-market loans apply to the following. Military state tax Gift loans (below-market loans where the forgone interest is in the nature of a gift). Military state tax Compensation-related loans (below-market loans between an employer and an employee or between an independent contractor and a person for whom the contractor provides services). Military state tax Corporation-shareholder loans. Military state tax Tax avoidance loans (below-market loans where the avoidance of federal tax is one of the main purposes of the interest arrangement). Military state tax Loans to qualified continuing care facilities under a continuing care contract (made after October 11, 1985). Military state tax   Except as noted in (5) above, these rules apply to demand loans (loans payable in full at any time upon the lender's demand) outstanding after June 6, 1984, and to term loans (loans that are not demand loans) made after that date. Military state tax Treatment of gift and demand loans. Military state tax   If you receive a below-market gift loan or demand loan, you are treated as receiving an additional payment (as a gift, dividend, etc. Military state tax ) equal to the forgone interest on the loan. Military state tax You are then treated as transferring this amount back to the lender as interest. Military state tax These transfers are considered to occur annually, generally on December 31. Military state tax If you use the loan proceeds in your trade or business, you can deduct the forgone interest each year as a business interest expense. Military state tax The lender must report it as interest income. Military state tax Limit on forgone interest for gift loans of $100,000 or less. Military state tax   For gift loans between individuals, forgone interest treated as transferred back to the lender is limited to the borrower's net investment income for the year. Military state tax This limit applies if the outstanding loans between the lender and borrower total $100,000 or less. Military state tax If the borrower's net investment income is $1,000 or less, it is treated as zero. Military state tax This limit does not apply to a loan if the avoidance of any federal tax is one of the main purposes of the interest arrangement. Military state tax Treatment of term loans. Military state tax   If you receive a below-market term loan other than a gift or demand loan, you are treated as receiving an additional cash payment (as a dividend, etc. Military state tax ) on the date the loan is made. Military state tax This payment is equal to the loan amount minus the present value, at the applicable federal rate, of all payments due under the loan. Military state tax The same amount is treated as original issue discount on the loan. Military state tax See Original issue discount (OID) under Interest You Can Deduct, earlier. Military state tax Exceptions for loans of $10,000 or less. Military state tax   The rules for below-market loans do not apply to any day on which the total outstanding loans between the borrower and lender is $10,000 or less. Military state tax This exception applies only to the following. Military state tax Gift loans between individuals if the loan is not directly used to buy or carry income-producing assets. Military state tax Compensation-related loans or corporation-shareholder loans if the avoidance of any federal tax is not a principal purpose of the interest arrangement. Military state tax This exception does not apply to a term loan described in (2) above that was previously subject to the below-market loan rules. Military state tax Those rules will continue to apply even if the outstanding balance is reduced to $10,000 or less. Military state tax Exceptions for loans without significant tax effect. Military state tax   The following loans are specifically exempted from the rules for below-market loans because their interest arrangements do not have a significant effect on the federal tax liability of the borrower or the lender. Military state tax Loans made available by lenders to the general public on the same terms and conditions that are consistent with the lender's customary business practices. Military state tax Loans subsidized by a federal, state, or municipal government that are made available under a program of general application to the public. Military state tax Certain employee-relocation loans. Military state tax Certain loans to or from a foreign person, unless the interest income would be effectively connected with the conduct of a U. Military state tax S. Military state tax trade or business and not exempt from U. Military state tax S. Military state tax tax under an income tax treaty. Military state tax Any other loan if the taxpayer can show that the interest arrangement has no significant effect on the federal tax liability of the lender or the borrower. Military state tax Whether an interest arrangement has a significant effect on the federal tax liability of the lender or the borrower will be determined by all the facts and circumstances. Military state tax Consider all the following factors. Military state tax Whether items of income and deduction generated by the loan offset each other. Military state tax The amount of the items. Military state tax The cost of complying with the below-market loan provisions if they were to apply. Military state tax Any reasons, other than taxes, for structuring the transaction as a below-market loan. Military state tax Exception for loans to qualified continuing care facilities. Military state tax   The below-market interest rules do not apply to a loan owed by a qualified continuing care facility under a continuing care contract if the lender or lender's spouse is age 62 or older by the end of the calendar year. Military state tax A qualified continuing care facility is one or more facilities (excluding nursing homes) meeting the requirements listed below. Military state tax Designed to provide services under continuing care contracts (defined below). Military state tax Includes an independent living unit, and either an assisted living or nursing facility, or both. Military state tax Substantially all of the independent living unit residents are covered by continuing care contracts. Military state tax A continuing care contract is a written contract between an individual and a qualified continuing care facility that includes all of the following conditions. Military state tax The individual or individual's spouse must be entitled to use the facility for the rest of their life or lives. Military state tax The individual or individual's spouse will be provided with housing, as appropriate for the health of the individual or individual's spouse in an: independent living unit (which has additional available facilities outside the unit for the provision of meals and other personal care), and assisted living or nursing facility available in the continuing care facility. Military state tax The individual or individual's spouse will be provided with assisted living or nursing care available in the continuing care facility, as required for the health of the individual or the individual's spouse. Military state tax For more information, see section 7872(h) of the Internal Revenue Code. Military state tax Sale or exchange of property. Military state tax   Different rules generally apply to a loan connected with the sale or exchange of property. Military state tax If the loan does not provide adequate stated interest, part of the principal payment may be considered interest. Military state tax However, there are exceptions that may require you to apply the below-market interest rate rules to these loans. Military state tax See Unstated Interest and Original Issue Discount (OID) in Publication 537. Military state tax More information. Military state tax   For more information on below-market loans, see section 7872 of the Internal Revenue Code and section 1. Military state tax 7872-5 of the regulations. Military state tax Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications