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Amend tax 3. Amend tax Dispositions of Business Property Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: What Is a Disposition of Property?Like-kind exchanges. Amend tax 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. Amend tax However, in some cases you may have a gain that is not taxable or a loss that is not deductible. Amend tax This chapter discusses whether you have a disposition, how to figure the gain or loss, and where to report the gain or loss. Amend tax 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. Amend tax What Is a Disposition of Property? A disposition of property includes the following transactions. Amend tax You sell property for cash or other property. Amend tax You exchange property for other property. Amend tax You receive money as a tenant for the cancellation of a lease. Amend tax You receive money for granting the exclusive use of a copyright throughout its life in a particular medium. Amend tax You transfer property to satisfy a debt. Amend tax You abandon property. Amend tax Your bank or other financial institution forecloses on your mortgage or repossesses your property. Amend tax Your property is damaged, destroyed, or stolen, and you receive property or money in payment. Amend tax Your property is condemned, or disposed of under the threat of condemnation, and you receive property or money in payment. Amend tax For details about damaged, destroyed, or stolen property, see Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts. Amend tax For details about other dispositions, see chapter 1 in Publication 544. Amend tax Nontaxable exchanges. Amend tax Certain exchanges of property are not taxable. Amend tax This means any gain from the exchange is not recognized and you cannot deduct any loss. Amend tax Your gain or loss will not be recognized until you sell or otherwise dispose of the property you receive. Amend tax Like-kind exchanges. Amend tax A like-kind exchange is the exchange of property for the same kind of property. Amend tax It is the most common type of nontaxable exchange. Amend tax To be a like-kind exchange, the property traded and the property received must be both of the following. Amend tax Business or investment property. Amend tax Like property. Amend tax Report the exchange of like-kind property on Form 8824, Like-Kind Exchanges. Amend tax For more information about like-kind exchanges, see chapter 1 in Publication 544. Amend tax Installment sales. Amend tax An installment sale is a sale of property where you receive at least one payment after the tax year of the sale. Amend tax 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. Amend tax For more information about installment sales, see Publication 537, Installment Sales. Amend tax Sale of a business. Amend tax The sale of a business usually is not a sale of one asset. Amend tax Instead, all the assets of the business are sold. Amend tax Generally, when this occurs, each asset is treated as being sold separately for determining the treatment of gain or loss. Amend tax 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. Amend tax Use Form 8594, Asset Acquisition Statement Under Section 1060, to provide this information. Amend tax The buyer and seller should each attach Form 8594 to their federal income tax return for the year in which the sale occurred. Amend tax For more information about the sale of a business, see chapter 2 of Publication 544. Amend tax How Do I Figure a Gain or Loss? Table 3-1. Amend tax How To Figure a Gain or Loss IF your. Amend tax . Amend tax . Amend tax THEN you have a. Amend tax . Amend tax . Amend tax Adjusted basis is more than the amount realized Loss. Amend tax Amount realized is more than the adjusted basis Gain. Amend tax Basis, adjusted basis, amount realized, fair market value, and amount recognized are defined next. Amend tax You need to know these definitions to figure your gain or loss. Amend tax Basis. Amend tax The cost or purchase price of property is usually its basis for figuring the gain or loss from its sale or other disposition. Amend tax 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. Amend tax For more information about basis, see Publication 551, Basis of Assets. Amend tax Adjusted basis. Amend tax 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. Amend tax 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. Amend tax Amount realized. Amend tax 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. Amend tax 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. Amend tax Fair market value. Amend tax 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. Amend tax Amount recognized. Amend tax Your gain or loss realized from a disposition of property is usually a recognized gain or loss for tax purposes. Amend tax Recognized gains must be included in gross income. Amend tax Recognized losses are deductible from gross income. Amend tax However, a gain or loss realized from certain exchanges of property is not recognized. Amend tax See Nontaxable exchanges, earlier. Amend tax Also, you cannot deduct a loss from the disposition of property held for personal use. Amend tax Is My Gain or Loss Ordinary or Capital? You must classify your gains and losses as either ordinary or capital gains or losses. Amend tax You must do this to figure your net capital gain or loss. Amend tax Generally, you will have a capital gain or loss if you dispose of a capital asset. Amend tax For the most part, everything you own and use for personal purposes or investment is a capital asset. Amend tax Certain property you use in your business is not a capital asset. Amend tax A gain or loss from a disposition of this property is an ordinary gain or loss. Amend tax 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. Amend tax These gains and losses are called section 1231 gains and losses. Amend tax For more information about ordinary and capital gains and losses, see chapters 2 and 3 in Publication 544. Amend tax 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. Amend tax Whether a gain or loss is long or short term depends on how long you own the property before you dispose of it. Amend tax The time you own property before disposing of it is called the holding period. Amend tax Table 3-2. Amend tax Do I Have a Short-Term or Long-Term Gain or Loss? IF you hold the property. Amend tax . Amend tax . Amend tax THEN you have a. Amend tax . Amend tax . Amend tax 1 year or less Short-term capital gain or loss. Amend tax More than 1 year Long-term capital gain or loss. Amend tax For more information about short-term and long-term capital gains and losses, see chapter 4 of Publication 544. Amend tax Where Do I Report Gains and Losses? Report gains and losses from the following dispositions on the forms indicated. Amend tax The instructions for the forms explain how to fill them out. Amend tax Dispositions of business property and depreciable property. Amend tax Use Form 4797. Amend tax If you have taxable gain, you may also have to use Schedule D (Form 1040). Amend tax Like-kind exchanges. Amend tax Use Form 8824, Like-Kind Exchanges. Amend tax You may also have to use Form 4797 and Schedule D (Form 1040). Amend tax Installment sales. Amend tax Use Form 6252, Installment Sale Income. Amend tax You may also have to use Form 4797 and Schedule D (Form 1040). Amend tax Casualties and thefts. Amend tax Use Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts. Amend tax You may also have to use Form 4797. Amend tax Condemned property. Amend tax Use Form 4797. Amend tax You may also have to use Schedule D (Form 1040). Amend tax Prev Up Next Home More Online Publications