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Tax credits for unemployed 34. Tax credits for unemployed   Child Tax Credit Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Qualifying Child Amount of CreditLimits on the Credit Claiming the Credit Additional Child Tax Credit Completing Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040)Part I Parts II–IV Introduction The child tax credit is a credit that may reduce your tax by as much as $1,000 for each of your qualifying children. Tax credits for unemployed The additional child tax credit is a credit you may be able to take if you are not able to claim the full amount of the child tax credit. Tax credits for unemployed This chapter explains the following. Tax credits for unemployed Who is a qualifying child. Tax credits for unemployed The amount of the credit. Tax credits for unemployed How to claim the credit. Tax credits for unemployed The child tax credit and the additional child tax credit should not be confused with the child and dependent care credit discussed in chapter 32. Tax credits for unemployed If you have no tax. Tax credits for unemployed   Credits, such as the child tax credit or the credit for child and dependent care expenses, are used to reduce tax. Tax credits for unemployed If your tax on Form 1040, line 46, or Form 1040A, line 28, is zero, do not figure the child tax credit because there is no tax to reduce. Tax credits for unemployed However, you may qualify for the additional child tax credit on line 65 (Form 1040) or line 39 (Form 1040A). Tax credits for unemployed Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 972 Child Tax Credit Form (and Instructions) Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040) Child Tax Credit W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate Qualifying Child A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Was under age 17 at the end of 2013, Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013, Lived with you for more than half of 2013 (see Exceptions to time lived with you , later), Is claimed as a dependent on your return, Does not file a joint return for the year (or files it only as a claim for refund), and Was a U. Tax credits for unemployed S. Tax credits for unemployed citizen, a U. Tax credits for unemployed S. Tax credits for unemployed national, or a resident of the United States. Tax credits for unemployed If the child was adopted, see Adopted child , later. Tax credits for unemployed For each qualifying child you must check the box on Form 1040 or Form 1040A, line 6c. Tax credits for unemployed Example 1. Tax credits for unemployed Your son turned 17 on December 30, 2013. Tax credits for unemployed He is a citizen of the United States and you claimed him as a dependent on your return. Tax credits for unemployed He is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit because he was not under age 17 at the end of 2013. Tax credits for unemployed Example 2. Tax credits for unemployed Your daughter turned 8 years old in 2013. Tax credits for unemployed She is not a citizen of the United States, has an ITIN, and lived in Mexico all of 2013. Tax credits for unemployed She is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit because she was not a resident of the United States for 2013. Tax credits for unemployed Filers who have certain child dependents with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Tax credits for unemployed   If you are claiming a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a child you identified on your tax return with an ITIN instead of an SSN, you must complete Part I of Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040). Tax credits for unemployed   Although a child may be your dependent, you may only claim a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a dependent who is a citizen, national, or resident of the United States. Tax credits for unemployed To be treated as a resident of the United States, a child generally will need to meet the requirements of the substantial presence test. Tax credits for unemployed For more information about the substantial presence test, see Publication 519, U. Tax credits for unemployed S. Tax credits for unemployed Tax Guide for Aliens. Tax credits for unemployed Adopted child. Tax credits for unemployed   An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Tax credits for unemployed An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Tax credits for unemployed   If you are a U. Tax credits for unemployed S. Tax credits for unemployed citizen or U. Tax credits for unemployed S. Tax credits for unemployed national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household in 2013, that child meets condition (7) above to be a qualifying child for the child tax credit. Tax credits for unemployed Exceptions to time lived with you. Tax credits for unemployed   A child is considered to have lived with you for more than half of 2013 if the child was born or died in 2013 and your home was this child's home for more than half the time he or she was alive. Tax credits for unemployed Temporary absences by you or the child for special circumstances, such as for school, vacation, business, medical care, military service, or detention in a juvenile facility, count as time the child lived with you. Tax credits for unemployed   There are also exceptions for kidnapped children and children of divorced or separated parents. Tax credits for unemployed For details, see Residency Test in chapter 3. Tax credits for unemployed Qualifying child of more than one person. Tax credits for unemployed   A special rule applies if your qualifying child is the qualifying child of more than one person. Tax credits for unemployed For details, see Special Rule for Qualifying Child of More Than One Person in chapter 3. Tax credits for unemployed Amount of Credit The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. Tax credits for unemployed Limits on the Credit You must reduce your child tax credit if either (1) or (2) applies. Tax credits for unemployed The amount on Form 1040, line 46, or Form 1040A, line 28, is less than the credit. Tax credits for unemployed If this amount is zero, you cannot take this credit because there is no tax to reduce. Tax credits for unemployed But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. Tax credits for unemployed See Additional Child Tax Credit , later. Tax credits for unemployed Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the amount shown below for your filing status. Tax credits for unemployed Married filing jointly - $110,000. Tax credits for unemployed Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) - $75,000. Tax credits for unemployed Married filing separately - $55,000. Tax credits for unemployed Modified AGI. Tax credits for unemployed   For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you. Tax credits for unemployed Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from  Puerto Rico. Tax credits for unemployed On the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 38, enter the amount excluded and identify it as “EPRI. Tax credits for unemployed ” Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return. Tax credits for unemployed Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. Tax credits for unemployed Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Tax credits for unemployed Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa. Tax credits for unemployed   If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI. Tax credits for unemployed AGI. Tax credits for unemployed   Your AGI is the amount on Form 1040, line 38, or Form 1040A, line 22. Tax credits for unemployed Claiming the Credit To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Tax credits for unemployed You cannot claim the child tax credit on Form 1040EZ. Tax credits for unemployed You must provide the name and identification number (usually a social security number) on your tax return for each qualifying child. Tax credits for unemployed If you claim the child tax credit with a child identified by an ITIN, you must also file Schedule 8812. Tax credits for unemployed To figure your credit, first review the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in your Form 1040 or 1040A instructions. Tax credits for unemployed If you are instructed to use Publication 972, you may not use the worksheet in your tax return instructions; instead, you must use Publication 972 to figure the credit. Tax credits for unemployed If you are not instructed to use Publication 972, you may use the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in your Form 1040 or 1040A instructions or Publication 972 to figure the credit. Tax credits for unemployed Additional Child Tax Credit This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. Tax credits for unemployed The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. Tax credits for unemployed How to claim the additional child tax credit. Tax credits for unemployed   To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below. Tax credits for unemployed Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. Tax credits for unemployed See Claiming the Credit , earlier. Tax credits for unemployed If you answered “Yes” on line 9 or line 10 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions, or line 13 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in Publication 972, use Parts II through IV of Schedule 8812 to see if you can take the additional child tax credit. Tax credits for unemployed If you have an additional child tax credit on line 13 of Schedule 8812, carry it to Form 1040, line 65, or Form 1040A, line 39. Tax credits for unemployed Completing Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040) Schedule 8812 contains four parts, but can really be thought of as two sections. Tax credits for unemployed Part I is distinct and separate from Parts II–IV. Tax credits for unemployed If all your children are identified by social security numbers or IRS adoption taxpayer identification numbers and you are not claiming the additional child tax credit, you do not need to complete or attach Schedule 8812 to your tax return. Tax credits for unemployed Part I You only need to complete Part I if you are claiming the child tax credit for a child identified by an IRS individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Tax credits for unemployed When completing Part I, only answer the questions with regard to children identified by an ITIN; you do not need to complete Part I of Schedule 8812 for any child that is identified by a social security number (SSN) or an IRS adoption taxpayer identification number (ATIN). Tax credits for unemployed If all the children for whom you checked the box in column 4 of line 6c on your Form 1040 or Form 1040A are identified by an SSN or an ATIN, you do not need to complete Part I of Schedule 8812. Tax credits for unemployed Parts II–IV Parts II–IV help you figure your additional child tax credit. 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Tax credits for unemployed 10. Tax credits for unemployed   Business Bad Debts Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Definition of Business Bad DebtAccrual method. Tax credits for unemployed Cash method. Tax credits for unemployed Debt acquired from a decedent. Tax credits for unemployed Liquidation. Tax credits for unemployed Types of Business Bad Debts When a Debt Becomes Worthless How To Claim a Business Bad DebtSpecific Charge-Off Method Nonaccrual-Experience Method Recovery of a Bad DebtNet operating loss (NOL) carryover. Tax credits for unemployed Introduction You have a bad debt if you cannot collect money owed to you. Tax credits for unemployed A bad debt is either a business bad debt or a nonbusiness bad debt. Tax credits for unemployed This chapter discusses only business bad debts. Tax credits for unemployed Generally, a business bad debt is one that comes from operating your trade or business. Tax credits for unemployed You can deduct business bad debts on Schedule C (Form 1040) or your applicable business income tax return. Tax credits for unemployed All other bad debts are nonbusiness bad debts and are deductible only as short-term capital losses. Tax credits for unemployed For more information on nonbusiness bad debts, see Publication 550. Tax credits for unemployed Topics - This chapter discusses: Definition of business bad debt When a debt becomes worthless How to claim a business bad debt Recovery of a bad debt Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 536 Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 550 Investment Income and Expenses 556 Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund Form (and Instructions) Schedule C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business 1040X Amended U. Tax credits for unemployed S. Tax credits for unemployed Individual Income Tax Return 1045 Application for Tentative Refund 1139 Corporation Application for Tentative Refund 3115 Application for Change in Accounting Method See chapter 12 for information about getting publications and forms. Tax credits for unemployed Definition of Business Bad Debt A business bad debt is a loss from the worthlessness of a debt that was either: Created or acquired in your trade or business, or Closely related to your trade or business when it became partly or totally worthless. Tax credits for unemployed A debt is closely related to your trade or business if your primary motive for incurring the debt is business related. Tax credits for unemployed Bad debts of a corporation (other than an S corporation) are always business bad debts. Tax credits for unemployed Credit sales. Tax credits for unemployed   Business bad debts are mainly the result of credit sales to customers. Tax credits for unemployed Goods that have been sold, but not yet paid for, and services that have been performed, but not yet paid for, are recorded in your books as either accounts receivable or notes receivable. Tax credits for unemployed After a reasonable period of time, if you have tried to collect the amount due, but are unable to do so, the uncollectible part becomes a business bad debt. Tax credits for unemployed   Accounts or notes receivable valued at fair market value (FMV) when received are deductible only at that value, even though the FMV may be less than the face value. Tax credits for unemployed If you purchased an account receivable for less than its face value, and the receivable subsequently becomes worthless, the most you are allowed to deduct is the amount you paid to acquire it. Tax credits for unemployed    You can claim a business bad debt deduction only if the amount owed to you was previously included in gross income. Tax credits for unemployed This applies to amounts owed to you from all sources of taxable income, including sales, services, rents, and interest. Tax credits for unemployed Accrual method. Tax credits for unemployed   If you use the accrual method of accounting, you generally report income as you earn it. Tax credits for unemployed You can only claim a bad debt deduction for an uncollectible receivable if you have previously included the uncollectible amount in income. Tax credits for unemployed   If you qualify, you can use the nonaccrual-experience method of accounting discussed later. Tax credits for unemployed Under this method, you do not have to accrue income that, based on your experience, you do not expect to collect. Tax credits for unemployed Cash method. Tax credits for unemployed   If you use the cash method of accounting, you generally report income when you receive payment. Tax credits for unemployed You cannot claim a bad debt deduction for amounts owed to you because you never included those amounts in income. Tax credits for unemployed For example, a cash basis architect cannot claim a bad debt deduction if a client fails to pay the bill because the architect's fee was never included in income. Tax credits for unemployed Debts from a former business. Tax credits for unemployed   If you sell your business but retain its receivables, these debts are business debts because they arose out of your trade or business. Tax credits for unemployed If any of these receivables subsequently become worthless, the loss is still a business bad debt. Tax credits for unemployed Debt acquired from a decedent. Tax credits for unemployed   The character of a loss from debts of a business acquired from a decedent is determined in the same way as debts acquired on the purchase of a business. Tax credits for unemployed The executor of the decedent's estate treats any loss from the debts as a business bad debt if the debts were closely related to the decedent's trade or business when they became worthless. Tax credits for unemployed Otherwise, a loss from these debts becomes a nonbusiness bad debt for the decedent's estate. Tax credits for unemployed Liquidation. Tax credits for unemployed   If you liquidate your business and some of the accounts receivable that you retain become worthless, they become business bad debts. Tax credits for unemployed Types of Business Bad Debts Business bad debts may result from the following. Tax credits for unemployed Loans to clients and suppliers. Tax credits for unemployed   If you loan money to a client, supplier, employee, or distributor for a business reason and you are unable to collect the loan after attempting to do so, you have a business bad debt. Tax credits for unemployed Debts owed by political parties. Tax credits for unemployed   If a political party (or other organization that accepts contributions or spends money to influence elections) owes you money and the debt becomes worthless, you can claim a bad debt deduction only if all of the following requirements are met. Tax credits for unemployed You use the accrual method of accounting. Tax credits for unemployed The debt arose from the sale of goods or services in the ordinary course of your trade or business. Tax credits for unemployed More than 30% of your receivables accrued in the year of the sale were from sales to political parties. Tax credits for unemployed You made substantial and continuing efforts to collect on the debt. Tax credits for unemployed Loan or capital contribution. Tax credits for unemployed   You cannot claim a bad debt deduction for a loan you made to a corporation if, based on the facts and circumstances, the loan is actually a contribution to capital. Tax credits for unemployed Debts of an insolvent partner. Tax credits for unemployed   If your business partnership breaks up and one of your former partners becomes insolvent, you may have to pay more than your pro rata share of the partnership's debts. Tax credits for unemployed If you pay any part of the insolvent partner's share of the debts, you can claim a bad debt deduction for the amount you paid that is attributable to the insolvent partner's share. Tax credits for unemployed Business loan guarantee. Tax credits for unemployed   If you guarantee a debt that subsequently becomes worthless, the debt can qualify as a business bad debt if all the following requirements are met. Tax credits for unemployed You made the guarantee in the course of your trade or business. Tax credits for unemployed You have a legal duty to pay the debt. Tax credits for unemployed You made the guarantee before the debt became worthless. Tax credits for unemployed You meet this requirement if you reasonably expected you would not have to pay the debt without full reimbursement from the borrower. Tax credits for unemployed You received reasonable consideration for making the guarantee. Tax credits for unemployed You meet this requirement if you made the guarantee in accord with normal business practice or for a good faith business purpose. Tax credits for unemployed Example. Tax credits for unemployed Jane Zayne owns the Zayne Dress Company. Tax credits for unemployed She guaranteed payment of a $20,000 note for Elegant Fashions, a dress outlet. Tax credits for unemployed Elegant Fashions is one of Zayne's largest clients. Tax credits for unemployed Elegant Fashions later defaulted on the loan. Tax credits for unemployed As a result, Ms. Tax credits for unemployed Zayne paid the remaining balance of the loan in full to the bank. Tax credits for unemployed She can claim a business bad debt deduction only for the amount she paid, since her guarantee was made in the course of her trade or business for a good faith business purpose. Tax credits for unemployed She was motivated by the desire to retain one of her better clients and keep a sales outlet. Tax credits for unemployed Deductible in the year paid. Tax credits for unemployed   If you make a payment on a loan you guaranteed, you can deduct it in the year paid, unless you have rights against the borrower. Tax credits for unemployed Rights against a borrower. Tax credits for unemployed   When you make payment on a loan you guaranteed, you may have the right to take the place of the lender. Tax credits for unemployed The debt is then owed to you. Tax credits for unemployed If you have this right, or some other right to demand payment from the borrower, you cannot claim a bad debt deduction until these rights become partly or totally worthless. Tax credits for unemployed Joint debtor. Tax credits for unemployed   If two or more debtors jointly owe you money, your inability to collect from one does not enable you to deduct a proportionate amount as a bad debt. Tax credits for unemployed Sale of mortgaged property. Tax credits for unemployed   If mortgaged or pledged property is sold for less than the debt, the unpaid, uncollectible balance of the debt is a bad debt. Tax credits for unemployed When a Debt Becomes Worthless A debt becomes worthless when there is no longer any chance the amount owed will be paid. Tax credits for unemployed This may occur when the debt is due or prior to that date. Tax credits for unemployed To demonstrate worthlessness, you must only show that you have taken reasonable steps to collect the debt but were unable to do so. Tax credits for unemployed It is not necessary to go to court if you can show that a judgment from the court would be uncollectible. Tax credits for unemployed Bankruptcy of your debtor is generally good evidence of the worthlessness of at least a part of an unsecured and unpreferred debt. Tax credits for unemployed Property received for debt. Tax credits for unemployed   If you receive property in partial settlement of a debt, reduce the debt by the property's FMV, which becomes the property's basis. Tax credits for unemployed You can deduct the remaining debt as a bad debt if and when it becomes worthless. Tax credits for unemployed   If you later sell the property for more than its basis, any gain on the sale is due to the appreciation of the property. Tax credits for unemployed It is not a recovery of a bad debt. Tax credits for unemployed For information on the sale of an asset, see Publication 544. Tax credits for unemployed How To Claim a Business Bad Debt There are two methods to claim a business bad debt. Tax credits for unemployed The specific charge-off method. Tax credits for unemployed The nonaccrual-experience method. Tax credits for unemployed Generally, you must use the specific charge-off method. Tax credits for unemployed However, you may use the nonaccrual-experience method if you meet the requirements discussed later under Nonaccrual-Experience Method . Tax credits for unemployed Specific Charge-Off Method If you use the specific charge-off method, you can deduct specific business bad debts that become either partly or totally worthless during the tax year. Tax credits for unemployed However, with respect to partly worthless bad debts, your deduction is limited to the amount you charged off on your books during the year. Tax credits for unemployed Partly worthless debts. Tax credits for unemployed   You can deduct specific bad debts that become partly uncollectible during the tax year. Tax credits for unemployed Your tax deduction is limited to the amount you charge off on your books during the year. Tax credits for unemployed You do not have to charge off and deduct your partly worthless debts annually. Tax credits for unemployed You can delay the charge off until a later year. Tax credits for unemployed However, you cannot deduct any part of a debt after the year it becomes totally worthless. Tax credits for unemployed Significantly modified debt. Tax credits for unemployed   An exception to the charge-off rule exists for debt which has been significantly modified and on which the holder recognized gain. Tax credits for unemployed For more information, see Regulations section 1. Tax credits for unemployed 166-3(a)(3). Tax credits for unemployed Deduction disallowed. Tax credits for unemployed   Generally, you can claim a partial bad debt deduction only in the year you make the charge-off on your books. Tax credits for unemployed If, under audit, the IRS does not allow your deduction and the debt becomes partly worthless in a later tax year, you can deduct the amount you charged off in that year plus the disallowed amount charged off in the earlier year. Tax credits for unemployed The charge-off in the earlier year, unless reversed on your books, fulfills the charge-off requirement for the later year. Tax credits for unemployed Totally worthless debts. Tax credits for unemployed   If a debt becomes totally worthless in the current tax year, you can deduct the entire amount, less any amount deducted in an earlier tax year when the debt was only partly worthless. Tax credits for unemployed   You do not have to make an actual charge-off on your books to claim a bad debt deduction for a totally worthless debt. Tax credits for unemployed However, you may want to do so. Tax credits for unemployed If you do not and the IRS later rules the debt is only partly worthless, you will not be allowed a deduction for the debt in that tax year because a deduction of a partly worthless bad debt is limited to the amount actually charged off. Tax credits for unemployed See Partly worthless debts, earlier. Tax credits for unemployed Filing a claim for refund. Tax credits for unemployed   If you did not deduct a bad debt on your original return for the year it became worthless, you can file a claim for a credit or refund. Tax credits for unemployed If the bad debt was totally worthless, you must file the claim by the later of the following dates. Tax credits for unemployed 7 years from the date your original return was due (not including extensions). Tax credits for unemployed 2 years from the date you paid the tax. Tax credits for unemployed   If the claim is for a partly worthless bad debt, you must file the claim by the later of the following dates. Tax credits for unemployed 3 years from the date you filed your original return. Tax credits for unemployed 2 years from the date you paid the tax. Tax credits for unemployed You may have longer to file the claim if you were unable to manage your financial affairs due to a physical or mental impairment. Tax credits for unemployed Such an impairment requires proof of existence. Tax credits for unemployed   For details and more information about filing a claim, see Publication 556. Tax credits for unemployed Use one of the following forms to file a claim. Tax credits for unemployed For more information, see the instructions for the applicable form. Tax credits for unemployed Table 10-1. Tax credits for unemployed Forms Used To File a Claim IF you filed as a. Tax credits for unemployed . Tax credits for unemployed . Tax credits for unemployed THEN file. Tax credits for unemployed . Tax credits for unemployed . Tax credits for unemployed Sole proprietor or farmer Form 1040X Corporation Form 1120X S corporation Form 1120S and check box H(4) Partnership Form 1065X if filing on paper or  Form 1065 and check box G(5) if filing electronically Nonaccrual-Experience Method If you use an accrual method of accounting and qualify under the rules explained in this section, you can use the nonaccrual-experience method for bad debts. Tax credits for unemployed Under this method, you do not accrue service related income you expect to be uncollectible. Tax credits for unemployed Because the expected uncollectible amounts are not included in income, these amounts are not later deducted from income. Tax credits for unemployed Generally, you can use the nonaccrual-experience method for accounts receivable for services you performed only if: The services are provided in the fields of accounting, actuarial science, architecture, consulting, engineering, health, law, or the performing arts, or You meet the $5 million gross receipts test for all prior years. Tax credits for unemployed Service related income. Tax credits for unemployed   You can use the nonaccrual-experience method only for amounts earned by performing services. Tax credits for unemployed You cannot use this method for amounts owed to you from activities such as lending money, selling goods, or acquiring receivables or other rights to receive payment. Tax credits for unemployed Gross receipts test. Tax credits for unemployed   To find out if you meet the $5 million gross receipts test for all prior years, you must figure the average annual gross receipts for each prior year. Tax credits for unemployed If your average annual gross receipts for any year exceeds $5 million, you cannot use the non-accural experience method. Tax credits for unemployed   The average annual gross receipts for any year is the average of gross receipts from the year in question and the 2 previous years. Tax credits for unemployed For example, if you were figuring the average annual gross receipts for 2013, you would average your gross receipts for 2011, 2012, and 2013. Tax credits for unemployed Interest or penalty charged. Tax credits for unemployed   Generally, you cannot use the nonaccrual-experience method for amounts due on which you charge interest or a late payment penalty. Tax credits for unemployed However, do not treat a discount offered for early payment as the charging of interest or a penalty if both the following apply. Tax credits for unemployed You otherwise accrue the full amount due as gross income at the time you provide the services. Tax credits for unemployed You treat the discount allowed for early payment as an adjustment to gross income in the year of payment. Tax credits for unemployed Change in accounting method. Tax credits for unemployed   Generally, you must obtain consent to change to a nonaccrual-experience method (other than one of the safe harbor methods) or to change from one method to another. Tax credits for unemployed See Form 3115 and the Instructions for Form 3115 for more information. Tax credits for unemployed Recovery of a Bad Debt If you claim a deduction for a bad debt on your income tax return and later recover (collect) all or part of it, you may have to include all or part of the recovery in gross income. Tax credits for unemployed The amount you include is limited to the amount you actually deducted. Tax credits for unemployed However, you can exclude the amount deducted that did not reduce your tax. Tax credits for unemployed Report the recovery as “Other income” on the appropriate business form or schedule. Tax credits for unemployed See Recoveries in Publication 525 for more information. Tax credits for unemployed Net operating loss (NOL) carryover. Tax credits for unemployed   If a bad debt deduction increases an NOL carryover that has not expired before the beginning of the tax year in which the recovery takes place, you treat the deduction as having reduced your tax. Tax credits for unemployed A bad debt deduction that contributes to a NOL helps lower taxes in the year to which you carry the NOL. Tax credits for unemployed For more information about NOLs, see Publication 536. Tax credits for unemployed Also, see the Instructions for Form 1045, and the Instructions for Form 1139. Tax credits for unemployed Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications