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Turbotax military discount Introduction You can deduct various federal, state, local, and foreign taxes directly attributable to your trade or business as business expenses. Turbotax military discount You cannot deduct federal income taxes, estate and gift taxes, or state inheritance, legacy, and succession taxes. Turbotax military discount Topics - This chapter discusses: When to deduct taxes Real estate taxes Income taxes Employment taxes Other taxes Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide 334 Tax Guide for Small Business 510 Excise Taxes 538 Accounting Periods and Methods 551 Basis of Assets Form (and Instructions) Sch A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions Sch SE (Form 1040) Self-Employment Tax 3115 Application for Change in Accounting Method 8959 Additional Medicare Tax See chapter 12 for information about getting publications and forms. Turbotax military discount When To Deduct Taxes Generally, you can only deduct taxes in the year you pay them. Turbotax military discount This applies whether you use the cash method or an accrual method of accounting. Turbotax military discount Under an accrual method, you can deduct a tax before you pay it if you meet the exception for recurring items discussed under Economic Performance in Publication 538. Turbotax military discount You can also elect to ratably accrue real estate taxes as discussed later under Real Estate Taxes . Turbotax military discount Limit on accrual of taxes. Turbotax military discount   A taxing jurisdiction can require the use of a date for accruing taxes that is earlier than the date it originally required. Turbotax military discount However, if you use an accrual method, and can deduct the tax before you pay it, use the original accrual date for the year of change and all future years to determine when you can deduct the tax. 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Turbotax military discount They also apply to certain taxpayers who acquire property for resale. Turbotax military discount Under these rules, you either include certain costs in inventory or capitalize certain expenses related to the property, such as taxes. Turbotax military discount For more information, see chapter 1. Turbotax military discount Carrying charges. Turbotax military discount   Carrying charges include taxes you pay to carry or develop real estate or to carry, transport, or install personal property. Turbotax military discount You can elect to capitalize carrying charges not subject to the uniform capitalization rules if they are otherwise deductible. Turbotax military discount For more information, see chapter 7. Turbotax military discount Refunds of taxes. Turbotax military discount   If you receive a refund for any taxes you deducted in an earlier year, include the refund in income to the extent the deduction reduced your federal income tax in the earlier year. Turbotax military discount For more information, see Recovery of amount deducted (tax benefit rule) in chapter 1. Turbotax military discount    You must include in income any interest you receive on tax refunds. Turbotax military discount Real Estate Taxes Deductible real estate taxes are any state, local, or foreign taxes on real estate levied for the general public welfare. Turbotax military discount The taxing authority must base the taxes on the assessed value of the real estate and charge them uniformly against all property under its jurisdiction. Turbotax military discount Deductible real estate taxes generally do not include taxes charged for local benefits and improvements that increase the value of the property. Turbotax military discount See Taxes for local benefits , later. Turbotax military discount If you use an accrual method, you generally cannot accrue real estate taxes until you pay them to the government authority. Turbotax military discount However, you can elect to ratably accrue the taxes during the year. Turbotax military discount See Electing to ratably accrue , later. Turbotax military discount Taxes for local benefits. Turbotax military discount   Generally, you cannot deduct taxes charged for local benefits and improvements that tend to increase the value of your property. Turbotax military discount These include assessments for streets, sidewalks, water mains, sewer lines, and public parking facilities. Turbotax military discount You should increase the basis of your property by the amount of the assessment. Turbotax military discount   You can deduct taxes for these local benefits only if the taxes are for maintenance, repairs, or interest charges related to those benefits. Turbotax military discount If part of the tax is for maintenance, repairs, or interest, you must be able to show how much of the tax is for these expenses to claim a deduction for that part of the tax. Turbotax military discount Example. Turbotax military discount To improve downtown commercial business, Waterfront City converted a downtown business area street into an enclosed pedestrian mall. Turbotax military discount The city assessed the full cost of construction, financed with 10-year bonds, against the affected properties. Turbotax military discount The city is paying the principal and interest with the annual payments made by the property owners. Turbotax military discount The assessments for construction costs are not deductible as taxes or as business expenses, but are depreciable capital expenses. Turbotax military discount The part of the payments used to pay the interest charges on the bonds is deductible as taxes. Turbotax military discount Charges for services. Turbotax military discount   Water bills, sewerage, and other service charges assessed against your business property are not real estate taxes, but are deductible as business expenses. Turbotax military discount Purchase or sale of real estate. Turbotax military discount   If real estate is sold, the real estate taxes must be allocated between the buyer and the seller. Turbotax military discount   The buyer and seller must allocate the real estate taxes according to the number of days in the real property tax year (the period to which the tax imposed relates) that each owned the property. Turbotax military discount Treat the seller as paying the taxes up to but not including the date of sale. Turbotax military discount Treat the buyer as paying the taxes beginning with the date of sale. Turbotax military discount You can usually find this information on the settlement statement you received at closing. Turbotax military discount   If you (the seller) use an accrual method and have not elected to ratably accrue real estate taxes, you are considered to have accrued your part of the tax on the date you sell the property. Turbotax military discount Example. Turbotax military discount Alberto Verde, a calendar year accrual method taxpayer, owns real estate in Olmo County. Turbotax military discount He has not elected to ratably accrue property taxes. Turbotax military discount November 30 of each year is the assessment and lien date for the current real property tax year, which is the calendar year. Turbotax military discount He sold the property on June 30, 2013. Turbotax military discount Under his accounting method he would not be able to claim a deduction for the taxes because the sale occurred before November 30. Turbotax military discount He is treated as having accrued his part of the tax, 181/366  (January 1–June 29), on June 30, and he can deduct it for 2013. Turbotax military discount Electing to ratably accrue. Turbotax military discount   If you use an accrual method, you can elect to accrue real estate tax related to a definite period ratably over that period. Turbotax military discount Example. Turbotax military discount Juan Sanchez is a calendar year taxpayer who uses an accrual method. Turbotax military discount His real estate taxes for the real property tax year, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, are $1,200. Turbotax military discount July 1 is the assessment and lien date. Turbotax military discount If Juan elects to ratably accrue the taxes, $600 will accrue in 2013 ($1,200 × 6/12, July 1–December 31) and the balance will accrue in 2014. Turbotax military discount Separate elections. Turbotax military discount   You can elect to ratably accrue the taxes for each separate trade or business and for nonbusiness activities if you account for them separately. Turbotax military discount Once you elect to ratably accrue real estate taxes, you must use that method unless you get permission from the IRS to change. Turbotax military discount See Form 3115 , later. Turbotax military discount Making the election. Turbotax military discount   If you elect to ratably accrue the taxes for the first year in which you incur real estate taxes, attach a statement to your income tax return for that year. Turbotax military discount The statement should show all the following items. Turbotax military discount The trades or businesses to which the election applies and the accounting method or methods used. Turbotax military discount The period to which the taxes relate. Turbotax military discount The computation of the real estate tax deduction for that first year. Turbotax military discount   Generally, you must file your return by the due date (including extensions). Turbotax military discount However, if you timely filed your return for the year without electing to ratably accrue, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months after the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Turbotax military discount Attach the statement to the amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Turbotax military discount 9100-2” on the statement. Turbotax military discount File the amended return at the same address where you filed the original return. Turbotax military discount Form 3115. Turbotax military discount    If you elect to ratably accrue real estate taxes for a year after the first year in which you incur real estate taxes, or if you want to revoke your election to ratably accrue real estate taxes, file Form 3115. Turbotax military discount For more information, including applicable time frames for filing, see the Instructions for Form 3115. Turbotax military discount Note. Turbotax military discount If you are filing an application for a change in accounting method filed after January 9, 2011, for a year of change ending after April 29, 2010, see Revenue Procedure 2011-14, 2011-4 I. Turbotax military discount R. Turbotax military discount B. 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