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Free state filling Nondividend, Nondividend Distributions, Nondividend distributions. Free state filling Return of capital, Basis adjustment. Free state filling Stock rights, Distributions of Stock and Stock Rights Undistributed capital gains, Undistributed capital gains of mutual funds and REITs. Free state filling Corporate reorganizations, Corporate reorganizations. Free state filling Cost basis, Cost Basis, Cost Basis Coupon bonds, Coupon bonds. Free state filling D Day traders, Special Rules for Traders in Securities Dealer equity options, Dealer equity option. Free state filling Dealer securities futures contracts, Dealer securities futures contract. Free state filling Debt instruments, retirement of, Retirement of debt instrument. Free state filling Decedents, Appreciated property you gave the decedent. Free state filling , Decedent's capital loss. Free state filling U. Free state filling S. Free state filling savings bond interest, reporting of, Decedents. Free state filling Demutualization, Demutualization of Life Insurance Companies Deposits, loss on, Deposit in Insolvent or Bankrupt Financial Institution Discount on debt instruments, Discount on Debt Instruments Certificates of deposit, Certificates of Deposit (CDs) Election to report all interest as OID, Election To Report All Interest as OID Face-amount certificates, Face-Amount Certificates Gain or loss treatment, Discounted Debt Instruments Inflation-indexed, Inflation-Indexed Debt Instruments Market discount bonds (see Market discount bonds) Original issue discount (see Original issue discount (OID)) Short-term obligations, Discount on Short-Term Obligations, Short-term government obligations. Free state filling Stripped bonds and coupons, Stripped Bonds and Coupons Discounted debt instruments, Discount on Debt Instruments Discounted tax-exempt obligations, Discounted tax-exempt obligations. Free state filling Dividends, Dividends and Other Distributions, Form 1099-DIV. 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Free state filling Exchanges of mutual fund shares, Exchange of Shares In One Mutual Fund For Shares In Another Mutual Fund Exclusion of gain DC zone assets, Exclusion of Gain From DC Zone Assets Exempt-interest dividends on mutual fund stock, Exempt-interest dividends on mutual fund stock. Free state filling Expenses of producing income, Expenses of Producing Income F Face-amount certificates, Face-Amount Certificates Fair market value, Fair market value. Free state filling , Fair market value less than donor's adjusted basis. Free state filling , Fair market value. Free state filling Federal guarantee on bonds, Federally guaranteed bonds. Free state filling Fees to buy or sell, Fees to buy or sell. Free state filling Financial asset securitization investment trusts (FASITs), FASITs First-in first-out (FIFO), First-in first-out (FIFO). Free state filling Foreign currency transactions, Foreign currency contract. Free state filling Foreign income, Reminders Form 1040, Form 1040. 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Free state filling , Figuring the interest part of the proceeds (Form 8815, line 6). Free state filling , Interest excluded under the Education Savings Bond Program. Free state filling Form 8824, How to report. Free state filling Form 8832, Clubs formed before 1997. Free state filling Form 8886, Reportable Transaction Disclosure Statement, Negligence or disregard of rules or regulations. Free state filling Form 8949 Bad debts, How to report bad debts. Free state filling Basis adjustment, Basis adjustment. Free state filling Capital Gains, Reporting Capital Gains and Losses Capital Losses, Reporting Capital Gains and Losses Cooperative, sale to certain, Sales of Stock to ESOPs or Certain Cooperatives Copyrights in musical works, Capital asset treatment for self-created musical works. Free state filling Employee stock ownership plan, sale to, Sales of Stock to ESOPs or Certain Cooperatives Empowerment Zone Assets, Exclusion of Gain From DC Zone Assets Exempt-interest dividends, Exempt-interest dividends on mutual fund stock. Free state filling Form 1099-B, Form 1099-B. Free state filling , Form 1099-B transactions. Free state filling Form 1099-CAP, Form 1099-CAP transactions. Free state filling Form 1099-S, Form 1099-S transactions. Free state filling Fractional shares, Fractional shares. Free state filling Gain, qualified small business stock, How to report gain. Free state filling How to fill in, generally, Reporting Capital Gains and Losses Long-term gains and losses, Long-term gains and losses. Free state filling Marked-to-market election, Mark-to-market election made. Free state filling Market discount bonds, Market discount bonds. Free state filling , Market discount bonds. 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Questions and Answers on 501(c) Organizations

May 15, 2013

The IRS has received a variety of questions related to the exempt organization issues recently raised. Here are some basics on the issue.

1. What are the issues raised in the recent Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (“TIGTA”) report?

The issues relate to the application process for organizations seeking tax-exempt status. Part of the IRS’s responsibility is to review applications of organizations seeking tax-exempt status. Section 501(c)(3) organizations are required to get IRS approval. Others, including section 501(c)(4) organizations, are not required to get IRS approval, but often seek it.

2. Do the issues raised in the recent report relate to audits/ examinations?

No, the issues relate to the approval process of organizations that applied to the IRS for recognition of tax-exempt status. 

3. What does the IRS look for in the approval process? 

The IRS’s role is to determine whether organization meets the legal requirements for tax-exempt status. One requirement relates to the amount of political campaign intervention (“political activity”) that tax-exempt organizations may engage in. Section 501(c)(3) organizations are prohibited from engaging in any political activity. Other organizations, including section 501(c)(4) organizations, may only engage in a limited amount of political activity. 

4. Where does an organization send its application for tax-exemption?

All applications are sent to the IRS Determinations Office in Cincinnati. This office receives approximately 70,000 applications for tax-exempt status of all kinds each year. This includes applications from section 501(c)(3) and section 501(c)(4) organizations. This office, which includes fewer than 200 people working directly on applications, is primarily responsible for working determination applications. Determinations staff may consult with tax law specialists in Washington on how the law applies to their case. 

5. Has the IRS seen an increase in the number of applications in which the organization is potentially engaged in political activity?

Yes, the IRS has seen an increase in the number of section 501(c)(4) applications in general. The number of applications has more than doubled in recent years. In addition, the IRS has seen an increase in the number of tax-exempt organization applications in which the organization is potentially engaged in political activity. This includes both section 501(c)(3) and section 501(c)(4) organizations.

6. How did the IRS handle the increase in the number of applications from organizations that appeared to be engaged in political activity?

As done in the past in other situations, such as credit counseling and down payment assistance), the IRS selected cases using identified criteria so that cases needing further review would be worked consistently. This means that cases meeting the selection criteria were centralized and assigned to designated employees developing expertise in the area so that they could be worked in a fair and consistent manner. 

7. How are decisions made regarding what cases should be centralized in this area?

Cases are selected for centralization if there are indications in the application that the organization may engage in political campaign intervention, lobbying, or advocacy. This was done to ensure that the legal requirements related to these activities are applied in a fair and consistent manner. The set of criteria was revised at a later point in order to avoid centralizing pure lobbying organizations that did not require follow-on development. During certain periods (August 2010 to July 2011 and January 2012 to June 2012), specific names, terms and policies (such as Tea Party and Patriot) were inappropriately used as criteria in determining which cases should be centralized. However, case selection during these periods was not limited to these criteria. 

8. What cases were centralized?

The TIGTA report reflects that 300 cases were centralized. Approximately 70 of those cases included the name Tea Party. The remaining cases included organizations of all political views. The current number of centralized cases is approximately 470.

9. Why did IRS employees look at Tea Party organizations?

IRS employees had seen cases of organizations with the name Tea Party in which political activity was an issue that needed to be reviewed for compliance with legal requirements. Because of the increased inventory of applications, this inappropriate criterion was used as a shortcut to centralize similar cases.

10. Would organizations with Tea Party in the name have been centralized if only appropriate selection criteria had been used?

Yes, in most cases the organization would have been centralized based on the information included in the application. The IRS should have focused on this information instead of using a shortcut.

11. Were centralized cases worked differently depending on which selection criteria was used?

No, centralized cases were not worked differently depending on which selection criteria was used.

12. Did mistakes occur in working the centralized cases?

Yes. Applicants whose cases were centralized unfortunately experienced inappropriate delays and over-expansive information requests in some cases. This was caused by ineffective processes and not related to the selection criteria used for the centralization of a case.

13. Is there any evidence of political bias in selecting cases for centralization or in working those cases?

The TIGTA report included no findings of political bias. In addition, the IRS has found no indication of political bias. 

14. How many centralized applications have been approved?

Since centralization, more than 175 applications have been approved to date. As with all applications for tax-exempt status that are approved, the names of organizations whose applications have been approved are publicly available. 

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Free state filling For example, if you borrow money and use 70% of it for business and the other 30% for a family vacation, you generally can deduct 70% of the interest as a business expense. Free state filling The remaining 30% is personal interest and generally is not deductible. Free state filling See chapter 4 for information on deducting interest and the allocation rules. Free state filling Business use of your home. Free state filling   If you use part of your home for business, you may be able to deduct expenses for the business use of your home. Free state filling These expenses may include mortgage interest, insurance, utilities, repairs, and depreciation. Free state filling   To qualify to claim expenses for the business use of your home, you must meet both of the following tests. Free state filling The business part of your home must be used exclusively and regularly for your trade or business. Free state filling The business part of your home must be: Your principal place of business, or A place where you meet or deal with patients, clients, or customers in the normal course of your trade or business, or A separate structure (not attached to your home) used in connection with your trade or business. Free state filling   You generally do not have to meet the exclusive use test for the part of your home that you regularly use either for the storage of inventory or product samples, or as a daycare facility. Free state filling   Your home office qualifies as your principal place of business if you meet the following requirements. Free state filling You use the office exclusively and regularly for administrative or management activities of your trade or business. Free state filling You have no other fixed location where you conduct substantial administrative or management activities of your trade or business. Free state filling   If you have more than one business location, determine your principal place of business based on the following factors. Free state filling The relative importance of the activities performed at each location. Free state filling If the relative importance factor does not determine your principal place of business, consider the time spent at each location. Free state filling Optional safe harbor method. Free state filling   Beginning in 2013, individual taxpayers can use the optional safe harbor method to determine the amount of deductible expenses attributable to certain business use of a residence during the tax year. Free state filling This method is an alternative to the calculation, allocation, and substantiation of actual expenses. Free state filling   The deduction under the optional method is limited to $1,500 per year based on $5 a square foot for up to 300 square feet. Free state filling Under this method, you claim your allowable mortgage interest, real estate taxes, and casualty losses on the home as itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Free state filling You are not required to allocate these deductions between personal and business use, as is required under the regular method. Free state filling If you use the optional method, you cannot depreciate the portion of your home used in a trade or business. Free state filling   Business expenses unrelated to the home, such as advertising, supplies, and wages paid to employees, are still fully deductible. Free state filling All of the requirements discussed earlier under Business use of your home still apply. Free state filling   For more information on the deduction for business use of your home, including the optional safe harbor method, see Publication 587. Free state filling    If you were entitled to deduct depreciation on the part of your home used for business, you cannot exclude the part of the gain from the sale of your home that equals any depreciation you deducted (or could have deducted) for periods after May 6, 1997. Free state filling Business use of your car. Free state filling   If you use your car exclusively in your business, you can deduct car expenses. Free state filling If you use your car for both business and personal purposes, you must divide your expenses based on actual mileage. Free state filling Generally, commuting expenses between your home and your business location, within the area of your tax home, are not deductible. Free state filling   You can deduct actual car expenses, which include depreciation (or lease payments), gas and oil, tires, repairs, tune-ups, insurance, and registration fees. Free state filling Or, instead of figuring the business part of these actual expenses, you may be able to use the standard mileage rate to figure your deduction. Free state filling Beginning in 2013, the standard mileage rate is 56. Free state filling 5 cents per mile. Free state filling   If you are self-employed, you can also deduct the business part of interest on your car loan, state and local personal property tax on the car, parking fees, and tolls, whether or not you claim the standard mileage rate. Free state filling   For more information on car expenses and the rules for using the standard mileage rate, see Publication 463. Free state filling How Much Can I Deduct? Generally, you can deduct the full amount of a business expense if it meets the criteria of ordinary and necessary and it is not a capital expense. Free state filling Recovery of amount deducted (tax benefit rule). Free state filling   If you recover part of an expense in the same tax year in which you would have claimed a deduction, reduce your current year expense by the amount of the recovery. Free state filling If you have a recovery in a later year, include the recovered amount in income in that year. Free state filling However, if part of the deduction for the expense did not reduce your tax, you do not have to include that part of the recovered amount in income. Free state filling   For more information on recoveries and the tax benefit rule, see Publication 525. Free state filling Payments in kind. Free state filling   If you provide services to pay a business expense, the amount you can deduct is limited to your out-of-pocket costs. Free state filling You cannot deduct the cost of your own labor. Free state filling   Similarly, if you pay a business expense in goods or other property, you can deduct only what the property costs you. Free state filling If these costs are included in the cost of goods sold, do not deduct them again as a business expense. Free state filling Limits on losses. Free state filling   If your deductions for an investment or business activity are more than the income it brings in, you have a loss. Free state filling There may be limits on how much of the loss you can deduct. Free state filling Not-for-profit limits. Free state filling   If you carry on your business activity without the intention of making a profit, you cannot use a loss from it to offset other income. Free state filling See Not-for-Profit Activities , later. Free state filling At-risk limits. Free state filling   Generally, a deductible loss from a trade or business or other income-producing activity is limited to the investment you have “at risk” in the activity. Free state filling You are at risk in any activity for the following. Free state filling The money and adjusted basis of property you contribute to the activity. Free state filling Amounts you borrow for use in the activity if: You are personally liable for repayment, or You pledge property (other than property used in the activity) as security for the loan. Free state filling For more information, see Publication 925. Free state filling Passive activities. Free state filling   Generally, you are in a passive activity if you have a trade or business activity in which you do not materially participate, or a rental activity. Free state filling In general, deductions for losses from passive activities only offset income from passive activities. Free state filling You cannot use any excess deductions to offset other income. Free state filling In addition, passive activity credits can only offset the tax on net passive income. Free state filling Any excess loss or credits are carried over to later years. Free state filling Suspended passive losses are fully deductible in the year you completely dispose of the activity. Free state filling For more information, see Publication 925. Free state filling Net operating loss. Free state filling   If your deductions are more than your income for the year, you may have a “net operating loss. Free state filling ” You can use a net operating loss to lower your taxes in other years. Free state filling See Publication 536 for more information. Free state filling   See Publication 542 for information about net operating losses of corporations. Free state filling When Can I Deduct an Expense? When you can deduct an expense depends on your accounting method. Free state filling An accounting method is a set of rules used to determine when and how income and expenses are reported. Free state filling The two basic methods are the cash method and the accrual method. Free state filling Whichever method you choose must clearly reflect income. Free state filling For more information on accounting methods, see Publication 538. Free state filling Cash method. Free state filling   Under the cash method of accounting, you generally deduct business expenses in the tax year you pay them. Free state filling Accrual method. Free state filling   Under an accrual method of accounting, you generally deduct business expenses when both of the following apply. Free state filling The all-events test has been met. Free state filling The test is met when: All events have occurred that fix the fact of liability, and The liability can be determined with reasonable accuracy. Free state filling Economic performance has occurred. Free state filling Economic performance. Free state filling   You generally cannot deduct or capitalize a business expense until economic performance occurs. Free state filling If your expense is for property or services provided to you, or for your use of property, economic performance occurs as the property or services are provided, or the property is used. Free state filling If your expense is for property or services you provide to others, economic performance occurs as you provide the property or services. Free state filling Example. Free state filling Your tax year is the calendar year. Free state filling In December 2013, the Field Plumbing Company did some repair work at your place of business and sent you a bill for $600. Free state filling You paid it by check in January 2014. Free state filling If you use the accrual method of accounting, deduct the $600 on your tax return for 2013 because all events have occurred to “fix” the fact of liability (in this case the work was completed), the liability can be determined, and economic performance occurred in that year. Free state filling If you use the cash method of accounting, deduct the expense on your 2014 return. Free state filling Prepayment. Free state filling   You generally cannot deduct expenses in advance, even if you pay them in advance. Free state filling This rule applies to both the cash and accrual methods. Free state filling It applies to prepaid interest, prepaid insurance premiums, and any other expense paid far enough in advance to, in effect, create an asset with a useful life extending substantially beyond the end of the current tax year. Free state filling Example. Free state filling In 2013, you sign a 10-year lease and immediately pay your rent for the first 3 years. Free state filling Even though you paid the rent for 2013, 2014, and 2015, you can only deduct the rent for 2013 on your 2013 tax return. Free state filling You can deduct the rent for 2014 and 2015 on your tax returns for those years. Free state filling Contested liability. Free state filling   Under the cash method, you can deduct a contested liability only in the year you pay the liability. Free state filling Under the accrual method, you can deduct contested liabilities such as taxes (except foreign or U. Free state filling S. Free state filling possession income, war profits, and excess profits taxes) either in the tax year you pay the liability (or transfer money or other property to satisfy the obligation) or in the tax year you settle the contest. Free state filling However, to take the deduction in the year of payment or transfer, you must meet certain conditions. Free state filling See Regulations section 1. Free state filling 461-2. Free state filling Related person. Free state filling   Under an accrual method of accounting, you generally deduct expenses when you incur them, even if you have not yet paid them. Free state filling However, if you and the person you owe are related and that person uses the cash method of accounting, you must pay the expense before you can deduct it. Free state filling Your deduction is allowed when the amount is includible in income by the related cash method payee. Free state filling See Related Persons in Publication 538. Free state filling Not-for-Profit Activities If you do not carry on your business or investment activity to make a profit, you cannot use a loss from the activity to offset other income. Free state filling Activities you do as a hobby, or mainly for sport or recreation, are often not entered into for profit. Free state filling The limit on not-for-profit losses applies to individuals, partnerships, estates, trusts, and S corporations. Free state filling It does not apply to corporations other than S corporations. Free state filling In determining whether you are carrying on an activity for profit, several factors are taken into account. Free state filling No one factor alone is decisive. Free state filling Among the factors to consider are whether: You carry on the activity in a businesslike manner, The time and effort you put into the activity indicate you intend to make it profitable, You depend on the income for your livelihood, Your losses are due to circumstances beyond your control (or are normal in the start-up phase of your type of business), You change your methods of operation in an attempt to improve profitability, You (or your advisors) have the knowledge needed to carry on the activity as a successful business, You were successful in making a profit in similar activities in the past, The activity makes a profit in some years, and You can expect to make a future profit from the appreciation of the assets used in the activity. Free state filling Presumption of profit. Free state filling   An activity is presumed carried on for profit if it produced a profit in at least 3 of the last 5 tax years, including the current year. Free state filling Activities that consist primarily of breeding, training, showing, or racing horses are presumed carried on for profit if they produced a profit in at least 2 of the last 7 tax years, including the current year. Free state filling The activity must be substantially the same for each year within this period. Free state filling You have a profit when the gross income from an activity exceeds the deductions. Free state filling   If a taxpayer dies before the end of the 5-year (or 7-year) period, the “test” period ends on the date of the taxpayer's death. Free state filling   If your business or investment activity passes this 3- (or 2-) years-of-profit test, the IRS will presume it is carried on for profit. Free state filling This means the limits discussed here will not apply. Free state filling You can take all your business deductions from the activity, even for the years that you have a loss. Free state filling You can rely on this presumption unless the IRS later shows it to be invalid. Free state filling Using the presumption later. Free state filling   If you are starting an activity and do not have 3 (or 2) years showing a profit, you can elect to have the presumption made after you have the 5 (or 7) years of experience allowed by the test. Free state filling   You can elect to do this by filing Form 5213. Free state filling Filing this form postpones any determination that your activity is not carried on for profit until 5 (or 7) years have passed since you started the activity. Free state filling   The benefit gained by making this election is that the IRS will not immediately question whether your activity is engaged in for profit. Free state filling Accordingly, it will not restrict your deductions. Free state filling Rather, you will gain time to earn a profit in the required number of years. Free state filling If you show 3 (or 2) years of profit at the end of this period, your deductions are not limited under these rules. Free state filling If you do not have 3 (or 2) years of profit, the limit can be applied retroactively to any year with a loss in the 5-year (or 7-year) period. Free state filling   Filing Form 5213 automatically extends the period of limitations on any year in the 5-year (or 7-year) period to 2 years after the due date of the return for the last year of the period. Free state filling The period is extended only for deductions of the activity and any related deductions that might be affected. Free state filling    You must file Form 5213 within 3 years after the due date of your return (determined without extensions) for the year in which you first carried on the activity, or, if earlier, within 60 days after receiving written notice from the Internal Revenue Service proposing to disallow deductions attributable to the activity. Free state filling Gross Income Gross income from a not-for-profit activity includes the total of all gains from the sale, exchange, or other disposition of property, and all other gross receipts derived from the activity. Free state filling Gross income from the activity also includes capital gains and rents received for the use of property which is held in connection with the activity. Free state filling You can determine gross income from any not-for-profit activity by subtracting the cost of goods sold from your gross receipts. Free state filling However, if you determine gross income by subtracting cost of goods sold from gross receipts, you must do so consistently, and in a manner that follows generally accepted methods of accounting. Free state filling Limit on Deductions If your activity is not carried on for profit, take deductions in the following order and only to the extent stated in the three categories. Free state filling If you are an individual, these deductions may be taken only if you itemize. Free state filling These deductions may be taken on Schedule A (Form 1040). Free state filling Category 1. Free state filling   Deductions you can take for personal as well as for business activities are allowed in full. Free state filling For individuals, all nonbusiness deductions, such as those for home mortgage interest, taxes, and casualty losses, belong in this category. Free state filling Deduct them on the appropriate lines of Schedule A (Form 1040). Free state filling For tax years beginning after December 31, 2008, you can deduct a casualty loss on property you own for personal use only to the extent it is more than $500 and exceeds 10% of your adjusted gross income (AGI). Free state filling The 10% AGI limitation does not apply to net disaster losses resulting from federally declared disasters in 2008 and 2009, and individuals are allowed to claim the net disaster losses even if they do not itemize their deductions. Free state filling The reduction amount returns to $100 for tax years beginning after December 31, 2009. Free state filling See Publication 547 for more information on casualty losses. Free state filling For the limits that apply to home mortgage interest, see Publication 936. Free state filling Category 2. Free state filling   Deductions that do not result in an adjustment to the basis of property are allowed next, but only to the extent your gross income from the activity is more than your deductions under the first category. Free state filling Most business deductions, such as those for advertising, insurance premiums, interest, utilities, and wages, belong in this category. Free state filling Category 3. Free state filling   Business deductions that decrease the basis of property are allowed last, but only to the extent the gross income from the activity exceeds the deductions you take under the first two categories. Free state filling Deductions for depreciation, amortization, and the part of a casualty loss an individual could not deduct in category (1) belong in this category. Free state filling Where more than one asset is involved, allocate depreciation and these other deductions proportionally. Free state filling    Individuals must claim the amounts in categories (2) and (3) as miscellaneous deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Free state filling They are subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Free state filling See Publication 529 for information on this limit. Free state filling Example. Free state filling Adriana is engaged in a not-for-profit activity. Free state filling The income and expenses of the activity are as follows. Free state filling Gross income $3,200 Subtract:     Real estate taxes $700   Home mortgage interest 900   Insurance 400   Utilities 700   Maintenance 200   Depreciation on an automobile 600   Depreciation on a machine 200 3,700 Loss $(500)   Adriana must limit her deductions to $3,200, the gross income she earned from the activity. Free state filling The limit is reached in category (3), as follows. Free state filling Limit on deduction $3,200 Category 1: Taxes and interest $1,600   Category 2: Insurance, utilities, and maintenance 1,300 2,900 Available for Category 3 $ 300   The $800 of depreciation is allocated between the automobile and machine as follows. Free state filling $600 $800 x $300 = $225 depreciation for the automobile             $200 $800 x $300 = $75 depreciation for the machine The basis of each asset is reduced accordingly. Free state filling Adriana includes the $3,200 of gross income on line 21 (other income) of Form 1040. Free state filling The $1,600 for category (1) is deductible in full on the appropriate lines for taxes and interest on Schedule A (Form 1040). Free state filling Adriana deducts the remaining $1,600 ($1,300 for category (2) and $300 for category (3)) as other miscellaneous deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040) subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Free state filling Partnerships and S corporations. Free state filling   If a partnership or S corporation carries on a not-for-profit activity, these limits apply at the partnership or S corporation level. Free state filling They are reflected in the individual shareholder's or partner's distributive shares. Free state filling More than one activity. Free state filling   If you have several undertakings, each may be a separate activity or several undertakings may be combined. Free state filling The following are the most significant facts and circumstances in making this determination. Free state filling The degree of organizational and economic interrelationship of various undertakings. Free state filling The business purpose that is (or might be) served by carrying on the various undertakings separately or together in a business or investment setting. Free state filling The similarity of the undertakings. Free state filling   The IRS will generally accept your characterization if it is supported by facts and circumstances. Free state filling    If you are carrying on two or more different activities, keep the deductions and income from each one separate. Free state filling Figure separately whether each is a not-for-profit activity. Free state filling Then figure the limit on deductions and losses separately for each activity that is not for profit. Free state filling Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications