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Taxslayer Publication 587 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Taxslayer Tax questions. Taxslayer Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 587, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Taxslayer irs. Taxslayer gov/pub587. Taxslayer What's New The IRS now provides a simplified method to determine your expenses for business use of your home. Taxslayer The simplified method is an alternative to calculating and substantiating actual expenses. Taxslayer For more information, see Using the Simplified Method under Figuring the Deduction, later. Taxslayer Reminders Photographs of missing children. Taxslayer  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Taxslayer Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Taxslayer You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Taxslayer Introduction The purpose of this publication is to provide information on figuring and claiming the deduction for business use of your home. Taxslayer The term “home” includes a house, apartment, condominium, mobile home, boat, or similar property which provides basic living accommodations. Taxslayer It also includes structures on the property, such as an unattached garage, studio, barn, or greenhouse. Taxslayer However, it does not include any part of your property used exclusively as a hotel, motel, inn, or similar establishment. Taxslayer Qualifying for a Deduction gives the requirements for qualifying to deduct expenses for the business use of your home (including special rules for employees and special rules for storing inventory or product samples). Taxslayer For special rules that apply to daycare providers, see Daycare Facility . Taxslayer After you determine that you qualify for the deduction, Figuring the Deduction explains the expenses you can deduct using either your actual expenses or the simplified method. Taxslayer The simplified method is an alternative to calculating and substantiating actual expenses. Taxslayer Where To Deduct explains where a self-employed person, employee, or partner will report the deduction. Taxslayer This publication also includes information on the following. Taxslayer Selling a home that was used partly for business. Taxslayer Deducting expenses for furniture and equipment used in your business. Taxslayer Records you should keep. Taxslayer Finally, this publication contains worksheets to help you figure the amount of your deduction if you use your home in your farming business and you are filing Schedule F (Form 1040), you use your home for work as an employee, or you are a partner and the use of your home resulted in unreimbursed ordinary and necessary expenses that you are required to pay under the partnership agreement. Taxslayer If you used your home for business and you are filing Schedule C (Form 1040), you will use either Form 8829 or the Simplified Method Worksheet in your Instructions for Schedule C. Taxslayer The rules in this publication apply to individuals. Taxslayer If you need information on deductions for renting out your property, see Publication 527, Residential Rental Property. Taxslayer Comments and suggestions. Taxslayer   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Taxslayer   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Taxslayer NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Taxslayer Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Taxslayer   You can send your comments from www. Taxslayer irs. Taxslayer gov/formspubs/. Taxslayer Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. Taxslayer ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Taxslayer Ordering forms and publications. Taxslayer   Visit www. Taxslayer irs. Taxslayer gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. 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Taxslayer Publication 3920 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Introduction This publication explains some of the provisions of the Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act of 2001. Taxslayer Under this Act, the federal income tax liability of those killed in the following attacks is forgiven for certain tax years. Taxslayer The April 19, 1995, attack on the Alfred P. Taxslayer Murrah Federal Building (Oklahoma City attack). Taxslayer The September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania (September 11 attacks). Taxslayer Terrorist attacks involving anthrax occurring after September 10, 2001, and before January 1, 2002 (anthrax attacks). Taxslayer The Act also provides other types of relief. Taxslayer For example, it provides that the following amounts are not included in income. Taxslayer Payments from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001. Taxslayer Qualified disaster relief payments made after September 10, 2001, to cover personal, family, living, or funeral expenses incurred because of a terrorist attack. Taxslayer Certain disability payments received in tax years ending after September 10, 2001, for injuries sustained in a terrorist attack. Taxslayer Death benefits paid by an employer to the survivor of an employee if the benefits are paid because the employee died as a result of a terrorist attack. Taxslayer Debt cancellations made after September 10, 2001, and before January 1, 2002, because an individual died as a result of the September 11 attacks or anthrax attacks. Taxslayer Worksheet A. Taxslayer Figuring the Tax To Be Forgiven (For Decedents Who Filed a Return as Single, Married Filing Separately, Head of Household, or Qualifying Widow(er))         (A) First Eligible Year (1994 or 2000) (B) Second Eligible Year (1995 or 2001) (C) Third Eligible Year (1996 or 2002) 1 Enter the years eligible for tax forgiveness. Taxslayer 1       2 Enter the total tax from the decedent's income tax return. Taxslayer See Table 1 on page 5 for the line number for years before 2002. Taxslayer 2       3 Enter the following taxes, if any, shown on the decedent's income tax return. Taxslayer (These taxes are not eligible for forgiveness. Taxslayer )           a Self-employment tax. Taxslayer 3a         b Social security and Medicare tax on tip income not reported to employer. Taxslayer 3b         c Tax on excess contributions to IRAs, Coverdell education savings accounts (formerly Ed IRAs), or Archer MSAs (formerly medical savings accounts). Taxslayer 3c         d Tax on excess accumulation in qualified retirement plans. Taxslayer 3d         e Household employment taxes. Taxslayer 3e         f Uncollected social security and Medicare or RRTA tax on tips or group-term life insurance. Taxslayer 3f         g Tax on golden parachute payments. Taxslayer 3g       4 Add lines 3a through 3g. Taxslayer 4       5 Tax to be forgiven. Taxslayer Subtract line 4 from line 2. Taxslayer 5       Note. Taxslayer If the total of columns (A), (B), and (C) of line 5 (including any amounts shown on line 15 of Worksheet B) is less than $10,000, also complete Worksheet C. Taxslayer Attach the computation of the tax to be forgiven or a copy of this worksheet to the decedent's final income tax return or amended tax return (Form 1040X) for each year listed on line 1. Taxslayer If filing Form 1040X for an eligible year, enter the amount from line 5 above on Form 1040X in column B of line 10 as a decrease in tax. Taxslayer The IRS will determine the amount to be refunded. Taxslayer Worksheet A. Taxslayer Figuring the Tax To Be Forgiven (For Decedents Who Filed a Return as Single, Married Filing Separately, Head of Household, or Qualifying Widow(er))         (A) First Eligible Year (1994 or 2000) (B) Second Eligible Year (1995 or 2001) (C) Third Eligible Year (1996 or 2002) 1 Enter the years eligible for tax forgiveness. Taxslayer 1       2 Enter the total tax from the decedent's income tax return. Taxslayer See Table 1 on page 5 for the line number for years before 2002. Taxslayer 2       3 Enter the following taxes, if any, shown on the decedent's income tax return. Taxslayer (These taxes are not eligible for forgiveness. Taxslayer )           a Self-employment tax. Taxslayer 3a         b Social security and Medicare tax on tip income not reported to employer. Taxslayer 3b         c Tax on excess contributions to IRAs, Coverdell education savings accounts (formerly Ed IRAs), or Archer MSAs (formerly medical savings accounts). Taxslayer 3c         d Tax on excess accumulation in qualified retirement plans. Taxslayer 3d         e Household employment taxes. Taxslayer 3e         f Uncollected social security and Medicare or RRTA tax on tips or group-term life insurance. Taxslayer 3f         g Tax on golden parachute payments. Taxslayer 3g       4 Add lines 3a through 3g. Taxslayer 4       5 Tax to be forgiven. Taxslayer Subtract line 4 from line 2. Taxslayer 5       Note. Taxslayer If the total of columns (A), (B), and (C) of line 5 (including any amounts shown on line 15 of Worksheet B) is less than $10,000, also complete Worksheet C. Taxslayer Attach the computation of the tax to be forgiven or a copy of this worksheet to the decedent's final income tax return or amended tax return (Form 1040X) for each year listed on line 1. Taxslayer If filing Form 1040X for an eligible year, enter the amount from line 5 above on Form 1040X in column B of line 10 as a decrease in tax. Taxslayer The IRS will determine the amount to be refunded. Taxslayer Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 547 Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts 559 Survivors, Executors, and Administrators Form (and Instructions) 706 United States Estate (and Generation- Skipping Transfer) Tax Return 1040 U. Taxslayer S. Taxslayer Individual Income Tax Return 1040NR U. Taxslayer S. Taxslayer Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return 1040X Amended U. Taxslayer S. Taxslayer Individual Income Tax Return 1041 U. Taxslayer S. Taxslayer Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts 1310 Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer 4506 Request for Copy or Transcript of Tax Form Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications