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Free military turbotax 9. Free military turbotax   Dispositions of Property Used in Farming Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Section 1231 Gains and LossesNonrecaptured section 1231 losses. Free military turbotax Depreciation RecaptureSection 1245 Property Section 1250 Property Installment Sale Other Dispositions Other GainsExceptions. Free military turbotax Amount to report as ordinary income. Free military turbotax Applicable percentage. Free military turbotax Amount to report as ordinary income. Free military turbotax Applicable percentage. Free military turbotax Introduction When you dispose of property used in your farm business, your taxable gain or loss is usually treated as ordinary income (which is taxed at the same rates as wages and interest income) or capital gain (which is generally taxed at lower rates) under the rules for section 1231 transactions. Free military turbotax When you dispose of depreciable property (section 1245 property or section 1250 property) at a gain, you may have to recognize all or part of the gain as ordinary income under the depreciation recapture rules. Free military turbotax Any gain remaining after applying the depreciation recapture rules is a section 1231 gain, which may be taxed as a capital gain. Free military turbotax Gains and losses from property used in farming are reported on Form 4797, Sales of Business Property. Free military turbotax Table 9-1 contains examples of items reported on Form 4797 and refers to the part of that form on which they first should be reported. Free military turbotax Topics - This chapter discusses: Section 1231 gains and losses Depreciation recapture Other gains Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets Form (and Instructions) 4797 Sales of Business Property See chapter 16 for information about getting publications and forms. Free military turbotax Section 1231 Gains and Losses Section 1231 gains and losses are the taxable gains and losses from section 1231 transactions (explained below). Free military turbotax Their treatment as ordinary or capital gains depends on whether you have a net gain or a net loss from all of your section 1231 transactions in the tax year. Free military turbotax Table 9-1. Free military turbotax Where to First Report Certain Items on Form 4797 Type of property Held 1 year  or less Held more than  1 year 1 Depreciable trade or business property:       a Sold or exchanged at a gain Part II Part III (1245, 1250)   b Sold or exchanged at a loss Part II Part I 2 Farmland held less than 10 years for which soil, water, or land clearing expenses were deducted:       a Sold at a gain Part II Part III (1252)   b Sold at a loss Part II Part I 3 All other farmland Part II Part I 4 Disposition of cost-sharing payment property described in section 126 Part II Part III (1255) 5 Cattle and horses used in a trade or business for draft, breeding, dairy, or sporting purposes: Held less  than 24 mos. Free military turbotax Held 24 mos. Free military turbotax  or more   a Sold at a gain Part II Part III (1245)   b Sold at a loss Part II Part I   c Raised cattle and horses sold at a gain Part II Part I 6 Livestock other than cattle and horses used in a trade or business for draft, breeding, dairy, or sporting purposes: Held less  than 12 mos. Free military turbotax Held 12 mos. Free military turbotax   or more   a Sold at a gain Part II Part III (1245)   b Sold at a loss Part II Part I   c Raised livestock sold at a gain Part II Part I If you have a gain from a section 1231 transaction, first determine whether any of the gain is ordinary income under the depreciation recapture rules (explained later). Free military turbotax Do not take that gain into account as section 1231 gain. Free military turbotax Section 1231 transactions. Free military turbotax   Gain or loss on the following transactions is subject to section 1231 treatment. Free military turbotax Sale or exchange of cattle and horses. Free military turbotax The cattle and horses must be held for draft, breeding, dairy, or sporting purposes and held for 24 months or longer. Free military turbotax Sale or exchange of other livestock. Free military turbotax This livestock must be held for draft, breeding, dairy, or sporting purposes and held for 12 months or longer. Free military turbotax Other livestock includes hogs, mules, sheep, goats, donkeys, and other fur-bearing animals. Free military turbotax Other livestock does not include poultry. Free military turbotax Sale or exchange of depreciable personal property. Free military turbotax This property must be used in your business and held longer than 1 year. Free military turbotax Generally, property held for the production of rents or royalties is considered to be used in a trade or business. Free military turbotax Examples of depreciable personal property include farm machinery and trucks. Free military turbotax It also includes amortizable section 197 intangibles. Free military turbotax Sale or exchange of real estate. Free military turbotax This property must be used in your business and held longer than 1 year. Free military turbotax Examples are your farm or ranch (including barns and sheds). Free military turbotax Sale or exchange of unharvested crops. Free military turbotax The crop and land must be sold, exchanged, or involuntarily converted at the same time and to the same person, and the land must have been held longer than 1 year. Free military turbotax You cannot keep any right or option to reacquire the land directly or indirectly (other than a right customarily incident to a mortgage or other security transaction). Free military turbotax Growing crops sold with a leasehold on the land, even if sold to the same person in a single transaction, are not included. Free military turbotax Distributive share of partnership gains and losses. Free military turbotax Your distributive share must be from the sale or exchange of property listed above and held longer than 1 year (or for the required period for certain livestock). Free military turbotax Cutting or disposal of timber. Free military turbotax Special rules apply if you owned the timber longer than 1 year and elect to treat timber cutting as a sale or exchange, or you enter into a cutting contract, as described in chapter 8 under Timber . Free military turbotax Condemnation. Free military turbotax The condemned property (defined in chapter 11) must have been held longer than 1 year. Free military turbotax It must be business property or a capital asset held in connection with a trade or business or a transaction entered into for profit, such as investment property. Free military turbotax It cannot be property held for personal use. Free military turbotax Casualty or theft. Free military turbotax The casualty or theft must have affected business property, property held for the production of rents or royalties, or investment property (such as notes and bonds). Free military turbotax You must have held the property longer than 1 year. Free military turbotax However, if your casualty or theft losses are more than your casualty or theft gains, neither the gains nor the losses are taken into account in the section 1231 computation. Free military turbotax Section 1231 does not apply to personal casualty gains and losses. Free military turbotax See chapter 11 for information on how to treat those gains and losses. Free military turbotax If the property is not held for the required holding period, the transaction is not subject to section 1231 treatment, and any gain or loss is ordinary income reported in Part II of Form 4797. Free military turbotax See Table 9-1. Free military turbotax Property for sale to customers. Free military turbotax   A sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion of property held mainly for sale to customers is not a section 1231 transaction. Free military turbotax If you will get back all, or nearly all, of your investment in the property by selling it rather than by using it up in your business, it is property held mainly for sale to customers. Free military turbotax Treatment as ordinary or capital. Free military turbotax   To determine the treatment of section 1231 gains and losses, combine all of your section 1231 gains and losses for the year. Free military turbotax If you have a net section 1231 loss, it is an ordinary loss. Free military turbotax If you have a net section 1231 gain, it is ordinary income up to your nonrecaptured section 1231 losses from previous years, explained next. Free military turbotax The rest, if any, is long-term capital gain. Free military turbotax Nonrecaptured section 1231 losses. Free military turbotax   Your nonrecaptured section 1231 losses are your net section 1231 losses for the previous 5 years that have not been applied against a net section 1231 gain by treating the gain as ordinary income. Free military turbotax These losses are applied against your net section 1231 gain beginning with the earliest loss in the 5-year period. Free military turbotax Example. Free military turbotax In 2013, Ben has a $2,000 net section 1231 gain. Free military turbotax To figure how much he has to report as ordinary income and long-term capital gain, he must first determine his section 1231 gains and losses from the previous 5-year period. Free military turbotax From 2008 through 2012 he had the following section 1231 gains and losses. Free military turbotax Year Amount 2008 -0- 2009 -0- 2010 ($2,500) 2011 -0- 2012 $1,800   Ben uses this information to figure how to report his net section 1231 gain for 2013 as shown below. Free military turbotax 1) Net section 1231 gain (2013) $2,000 2) Net section 1231 loss (2010) ($2,500)   3) Net section 1231 gain (2012) 1,800   4) Remaining net section 1231 loss from prior 5 years ($700)   5) Gain treated as  ordinary income $700 6) Gain treated as long-term  capital gain $1,300 His remaining net section 1231 loss from 2010 is completely recaptured in 2013. Free military turbotax Depreciation Recapture If you dispose of depreciable or amortizable property at a gain, you may have to treat all or part of the gain (even if it is otherwise nontaxable) as ordinary income. Free military turbotax To figure any gain that must be reported as ordinary income, you must keep permanent records of the facts necessary to figure the depreciation or amortization allowed or allowable on your property. Free military turbotax For more information, see chapter 3 of Publication 544. 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Free military turbotax Storage facilities (except buildings and their structural components) used in distributing petroleum or any primary product of petroleum. Free military turbotax Buildings and structural components. Free military turbotax   Section 1245 property does not include buildings and structural components. Free military turbotax The term building includes a house, barn, warehouse, or garage. Free military turbotax The term structural component includes walls, floors, windows, doors, central air conditioning systems, light fixtures, etc. Free military turbotax   Do not treat a structure that is essentially machinery or equipment as a building or structural component. Free military turbotax Also, do not treat a structure that houses property used as an integral part of an activity as a building or structural component if the structure's use is so closely related to the property's use that the structure can be expected to be replaced when the property it initially houses is replaced. Free military turbotax   The fact that the structure is specially designed to withstand the stress and other demands of the property and cannot be used economically for other purposes indicates it is closely related to the use of the property it houses. Free military turbotax Structures such as oil and gas storage tanks, grain storage bins, and silos are not treated as buildings, but as section 1245 property. Free military turbotax Facility for bulk storage of fungible commodities. Free military turbotax   This is a facility used mainly for the bulk storage of fungible commodities. Free military turbotax Bulk storage means storage of a commodity in a large mass before it is used. Free military turbotax For example, if a facility is used to store oranges that have been sorted and boxed, it is not used for bulk storage. Free military turbotax To be fungible, a commodity must be such that one part may be used in place of another. Free military turbotax Gain Treated as Ordinary Income The gain treated as ordinary income on the sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion of section 1245 property, including a sale and leaseback transaction, is the lesser of the following amounts. Free military turbotax The depreciation (which includes any section 179 deduction claimed) and amortization allowed or allowable on the property. Free military turbotax The gain realized on the disposition (the amount realized from the disposition minus the adjusted basis of the property). Free military turbotax For any other disposition of section 1245 property, ordinary income is the lesser of (1) above or the amount by which its fair market value (FMV) is more than its adjusted basis. Free military turbotax For details, see chapter 3 of Publication 544. Free military turbotax Use Part III of Form 4797 to figure the ordinary income part of the gain. Free military turbotax Depreciation claimed on other property or claimed by other taxpayers. Free military turbotax   Depreciation and amortization include the amounts you claimed on the section 1245 property as well as the following depreciation and amortization amounts. Free military turbotax Amounts you claimed on property you exchanged for, or converted to, your section 1245 property in a like-kind exchange or involuntary conversion. Free military turbotax For details on exchanges of property that are not taxable, see Like-Kind Exchanges in chapter 8. Free military turbotax Amounts a previous owner of the section 1245 property claimed if your basis is determined with reference to that person's adjusted basis (for example, the donor's depreciation deductions on property you received as a gift and part of the transfer is a sale or exchange). Free military turbotax Example. Free military turbotax Jeff Free paid $120,000 for a tractor in 2012. Free military turbotax On February 23, 2013, he traded it for a chopper and paid an additional $30,000. Free military turbotax To figure his depreciation deduction on the chopper for the current year, Jeff continues to use the basis of the tractor as he would have before the trade. Free military turbotax Jeff can also depreciate the additional $30,000 for the chopper. Free military turbotax Depreciation and amortization. Free military turbotax   Depreciation and amortization deductions that must be recaptured as ordinary income include (but are not limited to) the following items. Free military turbotax See Depreciation Recapture in chapter 3 of Publication 544 for more details. Free military turbotax Ordinary depreciation deductions. Free military turbotax Section 179 deduction (see chapter 7). Free military turbotax Any special depreciation allowance. Free military turbotax Amortization deductions for all the following costs. Free military turbotax Acquiring a lease. Free military turbotax Lessee improvements. Free military turbotax Pollution control facilities. Free military turbotax Reforestation expenses. Free military turbotax Section 197 intangibles. Free military turbotax Qualified disaster expenses. Free military turbotax Franchises, trademarks, and trade names acquired before August 11, 1993. Free military turbotax Example. Free military turbotax You file your returns on a calendar year basis. Free military turbotax In February 2011, you bought and placed in service for 100% use in your farming business a light-duty truck (5-year property) that cost $10,000. Free military turbotax You used the half-year convention and your MACRS deductions for the truck were $1,500 in 2011 and $2,550 in 2012. Free military turbotax You did not claim the section 179 expense deduction for the truck. Free military turbotax You sold it in May 2013 for $7,000. Free military turbotax The MACRS deduction in 2013, the year of sale, is $893 (½ of $1,785). Free military turbotax Figure the gain treated as ordinary income as follows. Free military turbotax 1) Amount realized $7,000 2) Cost (February 2011) $10,000   3) Depreciation allowed or allowable (MACRS deductions: $1,500 + $2,550 + $893) 4,943   4) Adjusted basis (subtract line 3 from line 2) $5,057 5) Gain realized (subtract line 4 from line 1) 1,943 6) Gain treated as ordinary income (lesser of line 3 or line 5) $1,943 Depreciation allowed or allowable. Free military turbotax   You generally use the greater of the depreciation allowed or allowable when figuring the part of gain to report as ordinary income. Free military turbotax If, in prior years, you have consistently taken proper deductions under one method, the amount allowed for your prior years will not be increased even though a greater amount would have been allowed under another proper method. Free military turbotax If you did not take any deduction at all for depreciation, your adjustments to basis for depreciation allowable are figured by using the straight line method. Free military turbotax This treatment applies only when figuring what part of the gain is treated as ordinary income under the rules for section 1245 depreciation recapture. Free military turbotax Disposition of plants and animals. Free military turbotax   If you elect not to use the uniform capitalization rules (see chapter 6), you must treat any plant you produce as section 1245 property. Free military turbotax If you have a gain on the property's disposition, you must recapture the pre-productive expenses you would have capitalized if you had not made the election by treating the gain, up to the amount of these expenses, as ordinary income. Free military turbotax For section 1231 transactions, show these expenses as depreciation on Form 4797, Part III, line 22. Free military turbotax For plant sales that are reported on Schedule F (1040), Profit or Loss From Farming, this recapture rule does not change the reporting of income because the gain is already ordinary income. Free military turbotax You can use the farm-price method or the unit-livestock-price method discussed in  chapter 2 to figure these expenses. Free military turbotax Example. Free military turbotax Janet Maple sold her apple orchard in 2013 for $80,000. Free military turbotax Her adjusted basis at the time of sale was $60,000. Free military turbotax She bought the orchard in 2006, but the trees did not produce a crop until 2009. Free military turbotax Her pre-productive expenses were $6,000. Free military turbotax She elected not to use the uniform capitalization rules. Free military turbotax Janet must treat $6,000 of the gain as ordinary income. Free military turbotax Section 1250 Property Section 1250 property includes all real property subject to an allowance for depreciation that is not and never has been section 1245 property. Free military turbotax It includes buildings and structural components that are not section 1245 property (discussed earlier). Free military turbotax It includes a leasehold of land or section 1250 property subject to an allowance for depreciation. Free military turbotax A fee simple interest in land is not section 1250 property because, like land, it is not depreciable. Free military turbotax Gain on the disposition of section 1250 property is treated as ordinary income to the extent of additional depreciation allowed or allowable. Free military turbotax To determine the additional depreciation on section 1250 property, see Depreciation Recapture in chapter 3 of Publication 544. Free military turbotax You will not have additional depreciation if any of the following apply to the property disposed of. Free military turbotax You figured depreciation for the property using the straight line method or any other method that does not result in depreciation that is more than the amount figured by the straight line method and you have held the property longer than 1 year. Free military turbotax You chose the alternate ACRS (straight line) method for the property, which was a type of 15-, 18-, or 19-year real property covered by the section 1250 rules. Free military turbotax The property was nonresidential real property placed in service after 1986 (or after July 31, 1986, if the choice to use MACRS was made) and you held it longer than 1 year. Free military turbotax These properties are depreciated using the straight line method. Free military turbotax Installment Sale If you report the sale of property under the installment method, any depreciation recapture under section 1245 or 1250 is taxable as ordinary income in the year of sale. Free military turbotax This applies even if no payments are received in that year. Free military turbotax If the gain is more than the depreciation recapture income, report the rest of the gain using the rules of the installment method. Free military turbotax For this purpose, include the recapture income in your installment sale basis to determine your gross profit on the installment sale. Free military turbotax If you dispose of more than one asset in a single transaction, you must separately figure the gain on each asset so that it may be properly reported. Free military turbotax To do this, allocate the selling price and the payments you receive in the year of sale to each asset. Free military turbotax Report any depreciation recapture income in the year of sale before using the installment method for any remaining gain. Free military turbotax For more information on installment sales, see chapter 10. Free military turbotax Other Dispositions Chapter 3 of Publication 544 discusses the tax treatment of the following transfers of depreciable property. Free military turbotax By gift. Free military turbotax At death. Free military turbotax In like-kind exchanges. Free military turbotax In involuntary conversions. Free military turbotax Publication 544 also explains how to handle a single transaction involving multiple properties. Free military turbotax Other Gains This section discusses gain on the disposition of farmland for which you were allowed either of the following. Free military turbotax Deductions for soil and water conservation expenditures (section 1252 property). Free military turbotax Exclusions from income for certain cost sharing payments (section 1255 property). Free military turbotax Section 1252 property. Free military turbotax   If you disposed of farmland you held more than 1 year and less than 10 years at a gain and you were allowed deductions for soil and water conservation expenses for the land, as discussed in chapter 5, you must treat part of the gain as ordinary income and treat the balance as section 1231 gain. Free military turbotax Exceptions. Free military turbotax   Do not treat gain on the following transactions as gain on section 1252 property. Free military turbotax Disposition of farmland by gift. Free military turbotax Transfer of farm property at death (except for income in respect of a decedent). Free military turbotax For more information, see Regulations section 1. Free military turbotax 1252-2. Free military turbotax Amount to report as ordinary income. Free military turbotax   You report as ordinary income the lesser of the following amounts. Free military turbotax Your gain (determined by subtracting the adjusted basis from the amount realized from a sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion, or the FMV for all other dispositions). Free military turbotax The total deductions allowed for soil and water conservation expenses multiplied by the applicable percentage, discussed next. Free military turbotax Applicable percentage. Free military turbotax   The applicable percentage is based on the length of time you held the land. Free military turbotax If you dispose of your farmland within 5 years after the date you acquired it, the percentage is 100%. Free military turbotax If you dispose of the land within the 6th through 9th year after you acquired it, the applicable percentage is reduced by 20% a year for each year or part of a year you hold the land after the 5th year. Free military turbotax If you dispose of the land 10 or more years after you acquired it, the percentage is 0%, and the entire gain is a section 1231 gain. Free military turbotax Example. Free military turbotax You acquired farmland on January 19, 2005. Free military turbotax On October 3, 2013, you sold the land at a $30,000 gain. Free military turbotax Between January 1 and October 3, 2013, you incur soil and water conservation expenditures of $15,000 for the land that are fully deductible in 2013. Free military turbotax The applicable percentage is 40% since you sold the land within the 8th year after you acquired it. Free military turbotax You treat $6,000 (40% of $15,000) of the $30,000 gain as ordinary income and the $24,000 balance as a section 1231 gain. Free military turbotax Section 1255 property. Free military turbotax   If you receive certain cost-sharing payments on property and you exclude those payments from income (as discussed in chapter 3), you may have to treat part of any gain as ordinary income and treat the balance as a section 1231 gain. Free military turbotax If you chose not to exclude these payments, you will not have to recognize ordinary income under this provision. Free military turbotax Amount to report as ordinary income. Free military turbotax   You report as ordinary income the lesser of the following amounts. Free military turbotax The applicable percentage of the total excluded cost-sharing payments. Free military turbotax The gain on the disposition of the property. Free military turbotax You do not report ordinary income under this rule to the extent the gain is recognized as ordinary income under sections 1231 through 1254, 1256, and 1257. Free military turbotax However, if applicable, gain reported under this rule must be reported regardless of any contrary provisions (including nonrecognition provisions) under any other section. Free military turbotax Applicable percentage. Free military turbotax   The applicable percentage of the excluded cost-sharing payments to be reported as ordinary income is based on the length of time you hold the property after receiving the payments. Free military turbotax If the property is held less than 10 years after you receive the payments, the percentage is 100%. Free military turbotax After 10 years, the percentage is reduced by 10% a year, or part of a year, until the rate is 0%. Free military turbotax Form 4797, Part III. Free military turbotax   Use Form 4797, Part III, to figure the ordinary income part of a gain from the sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion of section 1252 property and section 1255 property. Free military turbotax Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications