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Vita tax program 3. Vita tax program   Dispositions of Business Property Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: What Is a Disposition of Property?Like-kind exchanges. Vita tax program How Do I Figure a Gain or Loss?Is My Gain or Loss Ordinary or Capital? Is My Capital Gain or Loss Short Term or Long Term? Where Do I Report Gains and Losses? Introduction If you dispose of business property, you may have a gain or loss that you report on Form 1040. Vita tax program However, in some cases you may have a gain that is not taxable or a loss that is not deductible. Vita tax program This chapter discusses whether you have a disposition, how to figure the gain or loss, and where to report the gain or loss. Vita tax program Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets Form (and Instructions) 4797 Sales of Business Property Sch D (Form 1040) Capital Gains and Losses See chapter 12 for information about getting publications and forms. Vita tax program What Is a Disposition of Property? A disposition of property includes the following transactions. Vita tax program You sell property for cash or other property. Vita tax program You exchange property for other property. Vita tax program You receive money as a tenant for the cancellation of a lease. Vita tax program You receive money for granting the exclusive use of a copyright throughout its life in a particular medium. Vita tax program You transfer property to satisfy a debt. Vita tax program You abandon property. Vita tax program Your bank or other financial institution forecloses on your mortgage or repossesses your property. Vita tax program Your property is damaged, destroyed, or stolen, and you receive property or money in payment. Vita tax program Your property is condemned, or disposed of under the threat of condemnation, and you receive property or money in payment. Vita tax program For details about damaged, destroyed, or stolen property, see Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts. Vita tax program For details about other dispositions, see chapter 1 in Publication 544. Vita tax program Nontaxable exchanges. Vita tax program   Certain exchanges of property are not taxable. Vita tax program This means any gain from the exchange is not recognized and you cannot deduct any loss. Vita tax program Your gain or loss will not be recognized until you sell or otherwise dispose of the property you receive. Vita tax program Like-kind exchanges. Vita tax program   A like-kind exchange is the exchange of property for the same kind of property. Vita tax program It is the most common type of nontaxable exchange. Vita tax program To be a like-kind exchange, the property traded and the property received must be both of the following. Vita tax program Business or investment property. Vita tax program Like property. Vita tax program   Report the exchange of like-kind property on Form 8824, Like-Kind Exchanges. Vita tax program For more information about like-kind exchanges, see chapter 1 in Publication 544. Vita tax program Installment sales. Vita tax program   An installment sale is a sale of property where you receive at least one payment after the tax year of the sale. Vita tax program If you finance the buyer's purchase of your property, instead of having the buyer get a loan or mortgage from a third party, you probably have an installment sale. Vita tax program   For more information about installment sales, see Publication 537, Installment Sales. Vita tax program Sale of a business. Vita tax program   The sale of a business usually is not a sale of one asset. Vita tax program Instead, all the assets of the business are sold. Vita tax program Generally, when this occurs, each asset is treated as being sold separately for determining the treatment of gain or loss. Vita tax program   Both the buyer and seller involved in the sale of a business must report to the IRS the allocation of the sales price among the business assets. Vita tax program Use Form 8594, Asset Acquisition Statement Under Section 1060, to provide this information. Vita tax program The buyer and seller should each attach Form 8594 to their federal income tax return for the year in which the sale occurred. Vita tax program   For more information about the sale of a business, see chapter 2 of Publication 544. Vita tax program How Do I Figure a Gain or Loss? Table 3-1. Vita tax program How To Figure a Gain or Loss IF your. Vita tax program . Vita tax program . Vita tax program THEN you have a. Vita tax program . Vita tax program . Vita tax program Adjusted basis is more than the amount realized Loss. Vita tax program Amount realized is more than the adjusted basis Gain. Vita tax program Basis, adjusted basis, amount realized, fair market value, and amount recognized are defined next. Vita tax program You need to know these definitions to figure your gain or loss. Vita tax program Basis. Vita tax program   The cost or purchase price of property is usually its basis for figuring the gain or loss from its sale or other disposition. Vita tax program However, if you acquired the property by gift, inheritance, or in some way other than buying it, you must use a basis other than its cost. Vita tax program For more information about basis, see Publication 551, Basis of Assets. Vita tax program Adjusted basis. Vita tax program   The adjusted basis of property is your original cost or other basis plus certain additions, and minus certain deductions such as depreciation and casualty losses. Vita tax program In determining gain or loss, the costs of transferring property to a new owner, such as selling expenses, are added to the adjusted basis of the property. Vita tax program Amount realized. Vita tax program   The amount you realize from a disposition is the total of all money you receive plus the fair market value of all property or services you receive. Vita tax program The amount you realize also includes any of your liabilities that were assumed by the buyer and any liabilities to which the property you transferred is subject, such as real estate taxes or a mortgage. Vita tax program Fair market value. Vita tax program   Fair market value is the price at which the property would change hands between a buyer and a seller, neither having to buy or sell, and both having reasonable knowledge of all necessary facts. Vita tax program Amount recognized. Vita tax program   Your gain or loss realized from a disposition of property is usually a recognized gain or loss for tax purposes. Vita tax program Recognized gains must be included in gross income. Vita tax program Recognized losses are deductible from gross income. Vita tax program However, a gain or loss realized from certain exchanges of property is not recognized. Vita tax program See  Nontaxable exchanges, earlier. Vita tax program Also, you cannot deduct a loss from the disposition of property held for personal use. Vita tax program Is My Gain or Loss Ordinary or Capital? You must classify your gains and losses as either ordinary or capital gains or losses. Vita tax program You must do this to figure your net capital gain or loss. Vita tax program Generally, you will have a capital gain or loss if you dispose of a capital asset. Vita tax program For the most part, everything you own and use for personal purposes or investment is a capital asset. Vita tax program Certain property you use in your business is not a capital asset. Vita tax program A gain or loss from a disposition of this property is an ordinary gain or loss. Vita tax program However, if you held the property longer than 1 year, you may be able to treat the gain or loss as a capital gain or loss. Vita tax program These gains and losses are called section 1231 gains and losses. Vita tax program For more information about ordinary and capital gains and losses, see chapters 2 and 3 in Publication 544. Vita tax program Is My Capital Gain or Loss Short Term or Long Term? If you have a capital gain or loss, you must determine whether it is long term or short term. Vita tax program Whether a gain or loss is long or short term depends on how long you own the property before you dispose of it. Vita tax program The time you own property before disposing of it is called the holding period. Vita tax program Table 3-2. Vita tax program Do I Have a Short-Term or Long-Term Gain or Loss? IF you hold the property. Vita tax program . Vita tax program . Vita tax program THEN you have a. Vita tax program . Vita tax program . Vita tax program 1 year or less Short-term capital gain or loss. Vita tax program More than 1 year Long-term capital gain or loss. Vita tax program For more information about short-term and long-term capital gains and losses, see chapter 4 of Publication 544. Vita tax program Where Do I Report Gains and Losses? Report gains and losses from the following dispositions on the forms indicated. Vita tax program The instructions for the forms explain how to fill them out. Vita tax program Dispositions of business property and depreciable property. Vita tax program   Use Form 4797. Vita tax program If you have taxable gain, you may also have to use Schedule D (Form 1040). Vita tax program Like-kind exchanges. Vita tax program   Use Form 8824, Like-Kind Exchanges. Vita tax program You may also have to use Form 4797 and Schedule D (Form 1040). Vita tax program Installment sales. Vita tax program   Use Form 6252, Installment Sale Income. Vita tax program You may also have to use Form 4797 and Schedule D (Form 1040). Vita tax program Casualties and thefts. Vita tax program   Use Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts. Vita tax program You may also have to use Form 4797. Vita tax program Condemned property. Vita tax program   Use Form 4797. Vita tax program You may also have to use Schedule D (Form 1040). Vita tax program Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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