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H&r block amended return 2013 13. H&r block amended return 2013   Basis of Property Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Cost BasisReal Property Adjusted BasisIncreases to Basis Decreases to Basis Basis Other Than CostProperty Received for Services Taxable Exchanges Involuntary Conversions Nontaxable Exchanges Property Transferred From a Spouse Property Received as a Gift Inherited Property Property Changed From Personal to Business or Rental Use Stocks and Bonds Introduction This chapter discusses how to figure your basis in property. H&r block amended return 2013 It is divided into the following sections. H&r block amended return 2013 Cost basis. H&r block amended return 2013 Adjusted basis. H&r block amended return 2013 Basis other than cost. H&r block amended return 2013 Your basis is the amount of your investment in property for tax purposes. H&r block amended return 2013 Use the basis to figure gain or loss on the sale, exchange, or other disposition of property. H&r block amended return 2013 Also use it to figure deductions for depreciation, amortization, depletion, and casualty losses. H&r block amended return 2013 If you use property for both business or investment purposes and for personal purposes, you must allocate the basis based on the use. H&r block amended return 2013 Only the basis allocated to the business or investment use of the property can be depreciated. H&r block amended return 2013 Your original basis in property is adjusted (increased or decreased) by certain events. H&r block amended return 2013 For example, if you make improvements to the property, increase your basis. H&r block amended return 2013 If you take deductions for depreciation or casualty losses, or claim certain credits, reduce your basis. H&r block amended return 2013 Keep accurate records of all items that affect the basis of your property. H&r block amended return 2013 For more information on keeping records, see chapter 1. H&r block amended return 2013 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 15-B Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 535 Business Expenses 537 Installment Sales 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 550 Investment Income and Expenses 551 Basis of Assets 946 How To Depreciate Property Cost Basis The basis of property you buy is usually its cost. H&r block amended return 2013 The cost is the amount you pay in cash, debt obligations, other property, or services. H&r block amended return 2013 Your cost also includes amounts you pay for the following items: Sales tax, Freight, Installation and testing, Excise taxes, Legal and accounting fees (when they must be capitalized), Revenue stamps, Recording fees, and Real estate taxes (if you assume liability for the seller). H&r block amended return 2013 In addition, the basis of real estate and business assets may include other items. H&r block amended return 2013 Loans with low or no interest. H&r block amended return 2013    If you buy property on a time-payment plan that charges little or no interest, the basis of your property is your stated purchase price minus any amount considered to be unstated interest. H&r block amended return 2013 You generally have unstated interest if your interest rate is less than the applicable federal rate. H&r block amended return 2013   For more information, see Unstated Interest and Original Issue Discount (OID) in Publication 537. H&r block amended return 2013 Real Property Real property, also called real estate, is land and generally anything built on, growing on, or attached to land. H&r block amended return 2013 If you buy real property, certain fees and other expenses you pay are part of your cost basis in the property. H&r block amended return 2013 Lump sum purchase. H&r block amended return 2013   If you buy buildings and the land on which they stand for a lump sum, allocate the cost basis among the land and the buildings. H&r block amended return 2013 Allocate the cost basis according to the respective fair market values (FMVs) of the land and buildings at the time of purchase. H&r block amended return 2013 Figure the basis of each asset by multiplying the lump sum by a fraction. H&r block amended return 2013 The numerator is the FMV of that asset and the denominator is the FMV of the whole property at the time of purchase. H&r block amended return 2013    If you are not certain of the FMVs of the land and buildings, you can allocate the basis according to their assessed values for real estate tax purposes. H&r block amended return 2013 Fair market value (FMV). H&r block amended return 2013   FMV is the price at which the property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither having to buy or sell, and both having reasonable knowledge of all the necessary facts. H&r block amended return 2013 Sales of similar property on or about the same date may be helpful in figuring the FMV of the property. H&r block amended return 2013 Assumption of mortgage. H&r block amended return 2013   If you buy property and assume (or buy the property subject to) an existing mortgage on the property, your basis includes the amount you pay for the property plus the amount to be paid on the mortgage. H&r block amended return 2013 Settlement costs. H&r block amended return 2013   Your basis includes the settlement fees and closing costs you paid for buying the property. H&r block amended return 2013 (A fee for buying property is a cost that must be paid even if you buy the property for cash. H&r block amended return 2013 ) Do not include fees and costs for getting a loan on the property in your basis. H&r block amended return 2013   The following are some of the settlement fees or closing costs you can include in the basis of your property. H&r block amended return 2013 Abstract fees (abstract of title fees). H&r block amended return 2013 Charges for installing utility services. H&r block amended return 2013 Legal fees (including fees for the title search and preparation of the sales contract and deed). H&r block amended return 2013 Recording fees. H&r block amended return 2013 Survey fees. H&r block amended return 2013 Transfer taxes. H&r block amended return 2013 Owner's title insurance. H&r block amended return 2013 Any amounts the seller owes that you agree to pay, such as back taxes or interest, recording or mortgage fees, charges for improvements or repairs, and sales commissions. H&r block amended return 2013   Settlement costs do not include amounts placed in escrow for the future payment of items such as taxes and insurance. H&r block amended return 2013   The following are some of the settlement fees and closing costs you cannot include in the basis of property. H&r block amended return 2013 Casualty insurance premiums. H&r block amended return 2013 Rent for occupancy of the property before closing. H&r block amended return 2013 Charges for utilities or other services related to occupancy of the property before closing. H&r block amended return 2013 Charges connected with getting a loan, such as points (discount points, loan origination fees), mortgage insurance premiums, loan assumption fees, cost of a credit report, and fees for an appraisal required by a lender. H&r block amended return 2013 Fees for refinancing a mortgage. H&r block amended return 2013 Real estate taxes. H&r block amended return 2013   If you pay real estate taxes the seller owed on real property you bought, and the seller did not reimburse you, treat those taxes as part of your basis. H&r block amended return 2013 You cannot deduct them as an expense. H&r block amended return 2013    If you reimburse the seller for taxes the seller paid for you, you can usually deduct that amount as an expense in the year of purchase. H&r block amended return 2013 Do not include that amount in the basis of your property. H&r block amended return 2013 If you did not reimburse the seller, you must reduce your basis by the amount of those taxes. H&r block amended return 2013 Points. H&r block amended return 2013   If you pay points to get a loan (including a mortgage, second mortgage, line of credit, or a home equity loan), do not add the points to the basis of the related property. H&r block amended return 2013 Generally, you deduct the points over the term of the loan. H&r block amended return 2013 For more information on how to deduct points, see chapter 23. H&r block amended return 2013 Points on home mortgage. H&r block amended return 2013   Special rules may apply to points you and the seller pay when you get a mortgage to buy your main home. H&r block amended return 2013 If certain requirements are met, you can deduct the points in full for the year in which they are paid. H&r block amended return 2013 Reduce the basis of your home by any seller-paid points. H&r block amended return 2013 Adjusted Basis Before figuring gain or loss on a sale, exchange, or other disposition of property or figuring allowable depreciation, depletion, or amortization, you must usually make certain adjustments (increases and decreases) to the cost basis or basis other than cost (discussed later) of the property. H&r block amended return 2013 The result is the adjusted basis. H&r block amended return 2013 Increases to Basis Increase the basis of any property by all items properly added to a capital account. H&r block amended return 2013 Examples of items that increase basis are shown in Table 13-1. H&r block amended return 2013 These include the items discussed below. H&r block amended return 2013 Improvements. H&r block amended return 2013   Add to your basis in property the cost of improvements having a useful life of more than 1 year, that increase the value of the property, lengthen its life, or adapt it to a different use. H&r block amended return 2013 For example, improvements include putting a recreation room in your unfinished basement, adding another bathroom or bedroom, putting up a fence, putting in new plumbing or wiring, installing a new roof, or paving your driveway. H&r block amended return 2013 Assessments for local improvements. H&r block amended return 2013   Add to the basis of property assessments for improvements such as streets and sidewalks if they increase the value of the property assessed. H&r block amended return 2013 Do not deduct them as taxes. H&r block amended return 2013 However, you can deduct as taxes assessments for maintenance or repairs, or for meeting interest charges related to the improvements. H&r block amended return 2013 Example. H&r block amended return 2013 Your city changes the street in front of your store into an enclosed pedestrian mall and assesses you and other affected property owners for the cost of the conversion. H&r block amended return 2013 Add the assessment to your property's basis. H&r block amended return 2013 In this example, the assessment is a depreciable asset. H&r block amended return 2013 Decreases to Basis Decrease the basis of any property by all items that represent a return of capital for the period during which you held the property. H&r block amended return 2013 Examples of items that decrease basis are shown in Table 13-1. H&r block amended return 2013 These include the items discussed below. H&r block amended return 2013 Table 13-1. H&r block amended return 2013 Examples of Adjustments to Basis Increases to Basis Decreases to Basis • Capital improvements: • Exclusion from income of   Putting an addition on your home subsidies for energy conservation   Replacing an entire roof measures   Paving your driveway     Installing central air conditioning • Casualty or theft loss deductions   Rewiring your home and insurance reimbursements       • Assessments for local improvements:     Water connections     Extending utility service lines to the property • Postponed gain from the sale of a home   Sidewalks • Alternative motor vehicle credit  (Form 8910)   Roads       • Alternative fuel vehicle refueling     property credit (Form 8911)           • Residential energy credits (Form 5695)       • Casualty losses: • Depreciation and section 179 deduction   Restoring damaged property     • Nontaxable corporate distributions • Legal fees:     Cost of defending and perfecting a title • Certain canceled debt excluded from   Fees for getting a reduction of an assessment income     • Zoning costs • Easements           • Adoption tax benefits Casualty and theft losses. H&r block amended return 2013   If you have a casualty or theft loss, decrease the basis in your property by any insurance proceeds or other reimbursement and by any deductible loss not covered by insurance. H&r block amended return 2013    You must increase your basis in the property by the amount you spend on repairs that restore the property to its pre-casualty condition. H&r block amended return 2013   For more information on casualty and theft losses, see chapter 25. H&r block amended return 2013 Depreciation and section 179 deduction. H&r block amended return 2013   Decrease the basis of your qualifying business property by any section 179 deduction you take and the depreciation you deducted, or could have deducted (including any special depreciation allowance), on your tax returns under the method of depreciation you selected. H&r block amended return 2013   For more information about depreciation and the section 179 deduction, see Publication 946 and the Instructions for Form 4562. H&r block amended return 2013 Example. H&r block amended return 2013 You owned a duplex used as rental property that cost you $40,000, of which $35,000 was allocated to the building and $5,000 to the land. H&r block amended return 2013 You added an improvement to the duplex that cost $10,000. H&r block amended return 2013 In February last year, the duplex was damaged by fire. H&r block amended return 2013 Up to that time, you had been allowed depreciation of $23,000. H&r block amended return 2013 You sold some salvaged material for $1,300 and collected $19,700 from your insurance company. H&r block amended return 2013 You deducted a casualty loss of $1,000 on your income tax return for last year. H&r block amended return 2013 You spent $19,000 of the insurance proceeds for restoration of the duplex, which was completed this year. H&r block amended return 2013 You must use the duplex's adjusted basis after the restoration to determine depreciation for the rest of the property's recovery period. H&r block amended return 2013 Figure the adjusted basis of the duplex as follows: Original cost of duplex $35,000 Addition to duplex 10,000 Total cost of duplex $45,000 Minus: Depreciation 23,000 Adjusted basis before casualty $22,000 Minus: Insurance proceeds $19,700     Deducted casualty loss 1,000     Salvage proceeds 1,300 22,000 Adjusted basis after casualty $-0- Add: Cost of restoring duplex 19,000 Adjusted basis after restoration $19,000 Note. H&r block amended return 2013 Your basis in the land is its original cost of $5,000. H&r block amended return 2013 Easements. H&r block amended return 2013   The amount you receive for granting an easement is generally considered to be proceeds from the sale of an interest in real property. H&r block amended return 2013 It reduces the basis of the affected part of the property. H&r block amended return 2013 If the amount received is more than the basis of the part of the property affected by the easement, reduce your basis in that part to zero and treat the excess as a recognized gain. H&r block amended return 2013   If the gain is on a capital asset, see chapter 16 for information about how to report it. H&r block amended return 2013 If the gain is on property used in a trade or business, see Publication 544 for information about how to report it. H&r block amended return 2013 Exclusion of subsidies for energy conservation measures. H&r block amended return 2013   You can exclude from gross income any subsidy you received from a public utility company for the purchase or installation of an energy conservation measure for a dwelling unit. H&r block amended return 2013 Reduce the basis of the property for which you received the subsidy by the excluded amount. H&r block amended return 2013 For more information about this subsidy, see chapter 12. H&r block amended return 2013 Postponed gain from sale of home. H&r block amended return 2013    If you postponed gain from the sale of your main home under rules in effect before May 7, 1997, you must reduce the basis of the home you acquired as a replacement by the amount of the postponed gain. H&r block amended return 2013 For more information on the rules for the sale of a home, see chapter 15. H&r block amended return 2013 Basis Other Than Cost There are many times when you cannot use cost as basis. H&r block amended return 2013 In these cases, the fair market value or the adjusted basis of the property can be used. H&r block amended return 2013 Fair market value (FMV) and adjusted basis were discussed earlier. H&r block amended return 2013 Property Received for Services If you receive property for your services, include the FMV of the property in income. H&r block amended return 2013 The amount you include in income becomes your basis. H&r block amended return 2013 If the services were performed for a price agreed on beforehand, it will be accepted as the FMV of the property if there is no evidence to the contrary. H&r block amended return 2013 Restricted property. H&r block amended return 2013   If you receive property for your services and the property is subject to certain restrictions, your basis in the property is its FMV when it becomes substantially vested. H&r block amended return 2013 However, this rule does not apply if you make an election to include in income the FMV of the property at the time it is transferred to you, less any amount you paid for it. H&r block amended return 2013 Property is substantially vested when it is transferable or when it is not subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture (you do not have a good chance of losing it). H&r block amended return 2013 For more information, see Restricted Property in Publication 525. H&r block amended return 2013 Bargain purchases. H&r block amended return 2013   A bargain purchase is a purchase of an item for less than its FMV. H&r block amended return 2013 If, as compensation for services, you buy goods or other property at less than FMV, include the difference between the purchase price and the property's FMV in your income. H&r block amended return 2013 Your basis in the property is its FMV (your purchase price plus the amount you include in income). H&r block amended return 2013   If the difference between your purchase price and the FMV is a qualified employee discount, do not include the difference in income. H&r block amended return 2013 However, your basis in the property is still its FMV. H&r block amended return 2013 See Employee Discounts in Publication 15-B. H&r block amended return 2013 Taxable Exchanges A taxable exchange is one in which the gain is taxable or the loss is deductible. H&r block amended return 2013 A taxable gain or deductible loss also is known as a recognized gain or loss. H&r block amended return 2013 If you receive property in exchange for other property in a taxable exchange, the basis of the property you receive is usually its FMV at the time of the exchange. H&r block amended return 2013 Involuntary Conversions If you receive replacement property as a result of an involuntary conversion, such as a casualty, theft, or condemnation, figure the basis of the replacement property using the basis of the converted property. H&r block amended return 2013 Similar or related property. H&r block amended return 2013   If you receive replacement property similar or related in service or use to the converted property, the replacement property's basis is the same as the converted property's basis on the date of the conversion, with the following adjustments. H&r block amended return 2013 Decrease the basis by the following. H&r block amended return 2013 Any loss you recognize on the involuntary conversion. H&r block amended return 2013 Any money you receive that you do not spend on similar property. H&r block amended return 2013 Increase the basis by the following. H&r block amended return 2013 Any gain you recognize on the involuntary conversion. H&r block amended return 2013 Any cost of acquiring the replacement property. H&r block amended return 2013 Money or property not similar or related. H&r block amended return 2013    If you receive money or property not similar or related in service or use to the converted property, and you buy replacement property similar or related in service or use to the converted property, the basis of the replacement property is its cost decreased by the gain not recognized on the conversion. H&r block amended return 2013 Example. H&r block amended return 2013 The state condemned your property. H&r block amended return 2013 The adjusted basis of the property was $26,000 and the state paid you $31,000 for it. H&r block amended return 2013 You realized a gain of $5,000 ($31,000 − $26,000). H&r block amended return 2013 You bought replacement property similar in use to the converted property for $29,000. H&r block amended return 2013 You recognize a gain of $2,000 ($31,000 − $29,000), the unspent part of the payment from the state. H&r block amended return 2013 Your unrecognized gain is $3,000, the difference between the $5,000 realized gain and the $2,000 recognized gain. H&r block amended return 2013 The basis of the replacement property is figured as follows: Cost of replacement property $29,000 Minus: Gain not recognized 3,000 Basis of replacement property $26,000 Allocating the basis. H&r block amended return 2013   If you buy more than one piece of replacement property, allocate your basis among the properties based on their respective costs. H&r block amended return 2013 Basis for depreciation. H&r block amended return 2013   Special rules apply in determining and depreciating the basis of MACRS property acquired in an involuntary conversion. H&r block amended return 2013 For information, see What Is the Basis of Your Depreciable Property? in chapter 1 of Publication 946. H&r block amended return 2013 Nontaxable Exchanges A nontaxable exchange is an exchange in which you are not taxed on any gain and you cannot deduct any loss. H&r block amended return 2013 If you receive property in a nontaxable exchange, its basis is generally the same as the basis of the property you transferred. H&r block amended return 2013 See Nontaxable Trades in chapter 14. H&r block amended return 2013 Like-Kind Exchanges The exchange of property for the same kind of property is the most common type of nontaxable exchange. H&r block amended return 2013 To qualify as a like-kind exchange, the property traded and the property received must be both of the following. H&r block amended return 2013 Qualifying property. H&r block amended return 2013 Like-kind property. H&r block amended return 2013 The basis of the property you receive is generally the same as the adjusted basis of the property you gave up. H&r block amended return 2013 If you trade property in a like-kind exchange and also pay money, the basis of the property received is the adjusted basis of the property you gave up increased by the money you paid. H&r block amended return 2013 Qualifying property. H&r block amended return 2013   In a like-kind exchange, you must hold for investment or for productive use in your trade or business both the property you give up and the property you receive. H&r block amended return 2013 Like-kind property. H&r block amended return 2013   There must be an exchange of like-kind property. H&r block amended return 2013 Like-kind properties are properties of the same nature or character, even if they differ in grade or quality. H&r block amended return 2013 The exchange of real estate for real estate and personal property for similar personal property are exchanges of like-kind property. H&r block amended return 2013 Example. H&r block amended return 2013 You trade in an old truck used in your business with an adjusted basis of $1,700 for a new one costing $6,800. H&r block amended return 2013 The dealer allows you $2,000 on the old truck, and you pay $4,800. H&r block amended return 2013 This is a like-kind exchange. H&r block amended return 2013 The basis of the new truck is $6,500 (the adjusted basis of the old one, $1,700, plus the amount you paid, $4,800). H&r block amended return 2013 If you sell your old truck to a third party for $2,000 instead of trading it in and then buy a new one from the dealer, you have a taxable gain of $300 on the sale (the $2,000 sale price minus the $1,700 adjusted basis). H&r block amended return 2013 The basis of the new truck is the price you pay the dealer. H&r block amended return 2013 Partially nontaxable exchanges. H&r block amended return 2013   A partially nontaxable exchange is an exchange in which you receive unlike property or money in addition to like-kind property. H&r block amended return 2013 The basis of the property you receive is the same as the adjusted basis of the property you gave up, with the following adjustments. H&r block amended return 2013 Decrease the basis by the following amounts. H&r block amended return 2013 Any money you receive. H&r block amended return 2013 Any loss you recognize on the exchange. H&r block amended return 2013 Increase the basis by the following amounts. H&r block amended return 2013 Any additional costs you incur. H&r block amended return 2013 Any gain you recognize on the exchange. H&r block amended return 2013 If the other party to the exchange assumes your liabilities, treat the debt assumption as money you received in the exchange. H&r block amended return 2013 Allocation of basis. H&r block amended return 2013   If you receive like-kind and unlike properties in the exchange, allocate the basis first to the unlike property, other than money, up to its FMV on the date of the exchange. H&r block amended return 2013 The rest is the basis of the like-kind property. H&r block amended return 2013 More information. H&r block amended return 2013   See Like-Kind Exchanges in chapter 1 of Publication 544 for more information. H&r block amended return 2013 Basis for depreciation. H&r block amended return 2013   Special rules apply in determining and depreciating the basis of MACRS property acquired in a like-kind exchange. H&r block amended return 2013 For information, see What Is the Basis of Your Depreciable Property? in chapter 1 of Publication 946. H&r block amended return 2013 Property Transferred From a Spouse The basis of property transferred to you or transferred in trust for your benefit by your spouse is the same as your spouse's adjusted basis. H&r block amended return 2013 The same rule applies to a transfer by your former spouse that is incident to divorce. H&r block amended return 2013 However, for property transferred in trust, adjust your basis for any gain recognized by your spouse or former spouse if the liabilities assumed, plus the liabilities to which the property is subject, are more than the adjusted basis of the property transferred. H&r block amended return 2013 If the property transferred to you is a series E, series EE, or series I U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 savings bond, the transferor must include in income the interest accrued to the date of transfer. H&r block amended return 2013 Your basis in the bond immediately after the transfer is equal to the transferor's basis increased by the interest income includible in the transferor's income. H&r block amended return 2013 For more information on these bonds, see chapter 7. H&r block amended return 2013 At the time of the transfer, the transferor must give you the records needed to determine the adjusted basis and holding period of the property as of the date of the transfer. H&r block amended return 2013 For more information about the transfer of property from a spouse, see chapter 14. H&r block amended return 2013 Property Received as a Gift To figure the basis of property you receive as a gift, you must know its adjusted basis to the donor just before it was given to you, its FMV at the time it was given to you, and any gift tax paid on it. H&r block amended return 2013 FMV less than donor's adjusted basis. H&r block amended return 2013   If the FMV of the property at the time of the gift is less than the donor's adjusted basis, your basis depends on whether you have a gain or a loss when you dispose of the property. H&r block amended return 2013 Your basis for figuring gain is the same as the donor's adjusted basis plus or minus any required adjustments to basis while you held the property. H&r block amended return 2013 Your basis for figuring loss is its FMV when you received the gift plus or minus any required adjustments to basis while you held the property. H&r block amended return 2013 See Adjusted Basis , earlier. H&r block amended return 2013 Example. H&r block amended return 2013 You received an acre of land as a gift. H&r block amended return 2013 At the time of the gift, the land had an FMV of $8,000. H&r block amended return 2013 The donor's adjusted basis was $10,000. H&r block amended return 2013 After you received the property, no events occurred to increase or decrease your basis. H&r block amended return 2013 If you later sell the property for $12,000, you will have a $2,000 gain because you must use the donor's adjusted basis at the time of the gift ($10,000) as your basis to figure gain. H&r block amended return 2013 If you sell the property for $7,000, you will have a $1,000 loss because you must use the FMV at the time of the gift ($8,000) as your basis to figure loss. H&r block amended return 2013 If the sales price is between $8,000 and $10,000, you have neither gain nor loss. H&r block amended return 2013 Business property. H&r block amended return 2013   If you hold the gift as business property, your basis for figuring any depreciation, depletion, or amortization deductions is the same as the donor's adjusted basis plus or minus any required adjustments to basis while you hold the property. H&r block amended return 2013 FMV equal to or greater than donor's adjusted basis. H&r block amended return 2013   If the FMV of the property is equal to or greater than the donor's adjusted basis, your basis is the donor's adjusted basis at the time you received the gift. H&r block amended return 2013 Increase your basis by all or part of any gift tax paid, depending on the date of the gift, explained later. H&r block amended return 2013   Also, for figuring gain or loss from a sale or other disposition or for figuring depreciation, depletion, or amortization deductions on business property, you must increase or decrease your basis (the donor's adjusted basis) by any required adjustments to basis while you held the property. H&r block amended return 2013 See Adjusted Basis , earlier. H&r block amended return 2013   If you received a gift during the tax year, increase your basis in the gift (the donor's adjusted basis) by the part of the gift tax paid on it due to the net increase in value of the gift. H&r block amended return 2013 Figure the increase by multiplying the gift tax paid by a fraction. H&r block amended return 2013 The numerator of the fraction is the net increase in value of the gift and the denominator is the amount of the gift. H&r block amended return 2013   The net increase in value of the gift is the FMV of the gift minus the donor's adjusted basis. H&r block amended return 2013 The amount of the gift is its value for gift tax purposes after reduction by any annual exclusion and marital or charitable deduction that applies to the gift. H&r block amended return 2013 Example. H&r block amended return 2013 In 2013, you received a gift of property from your mother that had an FMV of $50,000. H&r block amended return 2013 Her adjusted basis was $20,000. H&r block amended return 2013 The amount of the gift for gift tax purposes was $36,000 ($50,000 minus the $14,000 annual exclusion). H&r block amended return 2013 She paid a gift tax of $7,320 on the property. H&r block amended return 2013 Your basis is $26,076, figured as follows: Fair market value $50,000 Minus: Adjusted basis −20,000 Net increase in value $30,000     Gift tax paid $7,320 Multiplied by ($30,000 ÷ $36,000) × . H&r block amended return 2013 83 Gift tax due to net increase in value $6,076 Adjusted basis of property to your mother +20,000 Your basis in the property $26,076 Note. H&r block amended return 2013 If you received a gift before 1977, your basis in the gift (the donor's adjusted basis) includes any gift tax paid on it. H&r block amended return 2013 However, your basis cannot exceed the FMV of the gift at the time it was given to you. H&r block amended return 2013 Inherited Property Your basis in property you inherited from a decedent, who died before January 1, 2010, or after December 31, 2010, is generally one of the following: The FMV of the property at the date of the decedent's death. H&r block amended return 2013 The FMV on the alternate valuation date if the personal representative for the estate elects to use alternate valuation. H&r block amended return 2013 The value under the special-use valuation method for real property used in farming or a closely held business if elected for estate tax purposes. H&r block amended return 2013 The decedent's adjusted basis in land to the extent of the value excluded from the decedent's taxable estate as a qualified conservation easement. H&r block amended return 2013 If a federal estate tax return does not have to be filed, your basis in the inherited property is its appraised value at the date of death for state inheritance or transmission taxes. H&r block amended return 2013 For more information, see the instructions to Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return. H&r block amended return 2013 Property inherited from a decedent who died in 2010. H&r block amended return 2013   If you inherited property from a decedent who died in 2010, special rules may apply. H&r block amended return 2013 For more information, see Publication 4895, Tax Treatment of Property Acquired From a Decedent Dying in 2010. H&r block amended return 2013 Community property. H&r block amended return 2013   In community property states (Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin), husband and wife are each usually considered to own half the community property. H&r block amended return 2013 When either spouse dies, the total value of the community property, even the part belonging to the surviving spouse, generally becomes the basis of the entire property. H&r block amended return 2013 For this rule to apply, at least half the value of the community property interest must be includible in the decedent's gross estate, whether or not the estate must file a return. H&r block amended return 2013 Example. H&r block amended return 2013 You and your spouse owned community property that had a basis of $80,000. H&r block amended return 2013 When your spouse died, half the FMV of the community interest was includible in your spouse's estate. H&r block amended return 2013 The FMV of the community interest was $100,000. H&r block amended return 2013 The basis of your half of the property after the death of your spouse is $50,000 (half of the $100,000 FMV). H&r block amended return 2013 The basis of the other half to your spouse's heirs is also $50,000. H&r block amended return 2013 For more information about community property, see Publication 555, Community Property. H&r block amended return 2013 Property Changed From Personal to Business or Rental Use If you hold property for personal use and then change it to business use or use it to produce rent, you can begin to depreciate the property at the time of the change. H&r block amended return 2013 To do so, you must figure its basis for depreciation at the time of the change. H&r block amended return 2013 An example of changing property held for personal use to business or rental use would be renting out your former personal residence. H&r block amended return 2013 Basis for depreciation. H&r block amended return 2013   The basis for depreciation is the lesser of the following amounts. H&r block amended return 2013 The FMV of the property on the date of the change. H&r block amended return 2013 Your adjusted basis on the date of the change. H&r block amended return 2013 Example. H&r block amended return 2013 Several years ago, you paid $160,000 to have your house built on a lot that cost $25,000. H&r block amended return 2013 You paid $20,000 for permanent improvements to the house and claimed a $2,000 casualty loss deduction for damage to the house before changing the property to rental use last year. H&r block amended return 2013 Because land is not depreciable, you include only the cost of the house when figuring the basis for depreciation. H&r block amended return 2013 Your adjusted basis in the house when you changed its use was $178,000 ($160,000 + $20,000 − $2,000). H&r block amended return 2013 On the same date, your property had an FMV of $180,000, of which $15,000 was for the land and $165,000 was for the house. H&r block amended return 2013 The basis for figuring depreciation on the house is its FMV on the date of the change ($165,000) because it is less than your adjusted basis ($178,000). H&r block amended return 2013 Sale of property. H&r block amended return 2013   If you later sell or dispose of property changed to business or rental use, the basis you use will depend on whether you are figuring gain or loss. H&r block amended return 2013 Gain. H&r block amended return 2013   The basis for figuring a gain is your adjusted basis in the property when you sell the property. H&r block amended return 2013 Example. H&r block amended return 2013 Assume the same facts as in the previous example except that you sell the property at a gain after being allowed depreciation deductions of $37,500. H&r block amended return 2013 Your adjusted basis for figuring gain is $165,500 ($178,000 + $25,000 (land) − $37,500). H&r block amended return 2013 Loss. H&r block amended return 2013   Figure the basis for a loss starting with the smaller of your adjusted basis or the FMV of the property at the time of the change to business or rental use. H&r block amended return 2013 Then make adjustments (increases and decreases) for the period after the change in the property's use, as discussed earlier under Adjusted Basis . H&r block amended return 2013 Example. H&r block amended return 2013 Assume the same facts as in the previous example, except that you sell the property at a loss after being allowed depreciation deductions of $37,500. H&r block amended return 2013 In this case, you would start with the FMV on the date of the change to rental use ($180,000), because it is less than the adjusted basis of $203,000 ($178,000 + $25,000 (land)) on that date. H&r block amended return 2013 Reduce that amount ($180,000) by the depreciation deductions ($37,500). H&r block amended return 2013 The basis for loss is $142,500 ($180,000 − $37,500). H&r block amended return 2013 Stocks and Bonds The basis of stocks or bonds you buy generally is the purchase price plus any costs of purchase, such as commissions and recording or transfer fees. H&r block amended return 2013 If you get stocks or bonds other than by purchase, your basis is usually determined by the FMV or the previous owner's adjusted basis, as discussed earlier. H&r block amended return 2013 You must adjust the basis of stocks for certain events that occur after purchase. H&r block amended return 2013 For example, if you receive additional stock from nontaxable stock dividends or stock splits, reduce your basis for each share of stock by dividing the adjusted basis of the old stock by the number of shares of old and new stock. H&r block amended return 2013 This rule applies only when the additional stock received is identical to the stock held. H&r block amended return 2013 Also reduce your basis when you receive nontaxable distributions. H&r block amended return 2013 They are a return of capital. H&r block amended return 2013 Example. H&r block amended return 2013 In 2011 you bought 100 shares of XYZ stock for $1,000 or $10 a share. H&r block amended return 2013 In 2012 you bought 100 shares of XYZ stock for $1,600 or $16 a share. H&r block amended return 2013 In 2013 XYZ declared a 2-for-1 stock split. H&r block amended return 2013 You now have 200 shares of stock with a basis of $5 a share and 200 shares with a basis of $8 a share. H&r block amended return 2013 Other basis. H&r block amended return 2013   There are other ways to figure the basis of stocks or bonds depending on how you acquired them. H&r block amended return 2013 For detailed information, see Stocks and Bonds under Basis of Investment Property in chapter 4 of Publication 550. H&r block amended return 2013 Identifying stocks or bonds sold. H&r block amended return 2013   If you can adequately identify the shares of stock or the bonds you sold, their basis is the cost or other basis of the particular shares of stocks or bonds. H&r block amended return 2013 If you buy and sell securities at various times in varying quantities and you cannot adequately identify the shares you sell, the basis of the securities you sell is the basis of the securities you acquired first. H&r block amended return 2013 For more information about identifying securities you sell, see Stocks and Bonds under Basis of Investment Property in chapter 4 of Publication 550. H&r block amended return 2013 Mutual fund shares. H&r block amended return 2013   If you sell mutual fund shares you acquired at various times and prices and left on deposit in an account kept by a custodian or agent, you can elect to use an average basis. H&r block amended return 2013 For more information, see Publication 550. H&r block amended return 2013 Bond premium. H&r block amended return 2013   If you buy a taxable bond at a premium and elect to amortize the premium, reduce the basis of the bond by the amortized premium you deduct each year. H&r block amended return 2013 See Bond Premium Amortization in chapter 3 of Publication 550 for more information. H&r block amended return 2013 Although you cannot deduct the premium on a tax-exempt bond, you must amortize the premium each year and reduce your basis in the bond by the amortized amount. H&r block amended return 2013 Original issue discount (OID) on debt instruments. H&r block amended return 2013   You must increase your basis in an OID debt instrument by the OID you include in income for that instrument. H&r block amended return 2013 See Original Issue Discount (OID) in chapter 7 and Publication 1212, Guide To Original Issue Discount (OID) Instruments. H&r block amended return 2013 Tax-exempt obligations. H&r block amended return 2013    OID on tax-exempt obligations is generally not taxable. H&r block amended return 2013 However, when you dispose of a tax-exempt obligation issued after September 3, 1982, and acquired after March 1, 1984, you must accrue OID on the obligation to determine its adjusted basis. H&r block amended return 2013 The accrued OID is added to the basis of the obligation to determine your gain or loss. H&r block amended return 2013 See chapter 4 of Publication 550. H&r block amended return 2013 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Understanding Your CP279 Notice

CP279 is the notice of acceptance to the parent corporation of a Qualified Subchapter S Subsidiary (QSub) from Form 8869, Qualified Subchapter S Subsidiary Election.


What you need to do

  • Retain this notice in your permanent records.
  • Notify IRS of necessary changes via Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party – Business.

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Supply your subsidiary corporation with a copy of this notice.


Answers to Common Questions

Q. How do I report the activity of my subsidiary?

A. Subsidiary information should be reported on Form 851, Affiliations Schedule, and other necessary schedules.

 

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The H&r Block Amended Return 2013

H&r block amended return 2013 2. H&r block amended return 2013   Source of Income Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Resident Aliens Nonresident AliensInterest Income Dividends Guarantee of Indebtedness Personal Services Transportation Income Scholarships, Grants, Prizes, and Awards Pensions and Annuities Rents or Royalties Real Property Personal Property Community Income Introduction After you have determined your alien status, you must determine the source of your income. H&r block amended return 2013 This chapter will help you determine the source of different types of income you may receive during the tax year. H&r block amended return 2013 This chapter also discusses special rules for married individuals who are domiciled in a country with community property laws. H&r block amended return 2013 Topics - This chapter discusses: Income source rules, and Community income. H&r block amended return 2013 Resident Aliens A resident alien's income is generally subject to tax in the same manner as a U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 citizen. H&r block amended return 2013 If you are a resident alien, you must report all interest, dividends, wages, or other compensation for services, income from rental property or royalties, and other types of income on your U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 tax return. H&r block amended return 2013 You must report these amounts from sources within and outside the United States. H&r block amended return 2013 Nonresident Aliens A nonresident alien usually is subject to U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 income tax only on U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income. H&r block amended return 2013 Under limited circumstances, certain foreign source income is subject to U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 tax. H&r block amended return 2013 See Foreign Income in chapter 4. H&r block amended return 2013 The general rules for determining U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income that apply to most nonresident aliens are shown in Table 2-1. H&r block amended return 2013 The following discussions cover the general rules as well as the exceptions to these rules. H&r block amended return 2013 Not all items of U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income are taxable. H&r block amended return 2013 See chapter 3. H&r block amended return 2013 Interest Income Generally, U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source interest income includes the following items. H&r block amended return 2013 Interest on bonds, notes, or other interest-bearing obligations of U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 residents or domestic corporations. H&r block amended return 2013 Interest paid by a domestic or foreign partnership or foreign corporation engaged in a U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 trade or business at any time during the tax year. H&r block amended return 2013 Original issue discount. H&r block amended return 2013 Interest from a state, the District of Columbia, or the U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 Government. H&r block amended return 2013 The place or manner of payment is immaterial in determining the source of the income. H&r block amended return 2013 A substitute interest payment made to the transferor of a security in a securities lending transaction or a sale-repurchase transaction is sourced in the same manner as the interest on the transferred security. H&r block amended return 2013 Exceptions. H&r block amended return 2013   U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source interest income does not include the following items. H&r block amended return 2013 Interest paid by a resident alien or a domestic corporation on obligations issued before August 10, 2010, if for the 3-year period ending with the close of the payer's tax year preceding the interest payment, at least 80% of the payer's total gross income: Is from sources outside the United States, and Is attributable to the active conduct of a trade or business by the individual or corporation in a foreign country or a U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 possession. H&r block amended return 2013 However, the interest will be considered U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source interest income if either of the following apply. H&r block amended return 2013 The recipient of the interest is related to the resident alien or domestic corporation. H&r block amended return 2013 See section 954(d)(3) for the definition of related person. H&r block amended return 2013 The terms of the obligation are significantly modified after August 9, 2010. H&r block amended return 2013 Any extension of the term of the obligation is considered a significant modification. H&r block amended return 2013 Interest paid by a foreign branch of a domestic corporation or a domestic partnership on deposits or withdrawable accounts with mutual savings banks, cooperative banks, credit unions, domestic building and loan associations, and other savings institutions chartered and supervised as savings and loan or similar associations under federal or state law if the interest paid or credited can be deducted by the association. H&r block amended return 2013 Interest on deposits with a foreign branch of a domestic corporation or domestic partnership, but only if the branch is in the commercial banking business. H&r block amended return 2013 Dividends In most cases, dividend income received from domestic corporations is U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income. H&r block amended return 2013 Dividend income from foreign corporations is usually foreign source income. H&r block amended return 2013 Exceptions to both of these rules are discussed below. H&r block amended return 2013 A substitute dividend payment made to the transferor of a security in a securities lending transaction or a sale-repurchase transaction is sourced in the same manner as a distribution on the transferred security. H&r block amended return 2013 Dividend equivalent payments. H&r block amended return 2013   U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source dividends also include all dividend equivalent payments. H&r block amended return 2013 Dividend equivalent payments include substitute dividends, payments made pursuant to a specified notional principal contract, and all similar payments that, directly or indirectly, are contingent on or determined by reference to, the payment of a dividend from U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 sources. H&r block amended return 2013    The Internal Revenue Service has issued final regulations that would affect the treatment of dividend equivalent payments and specified notional principal contracts. H&r block amended return 2013 You can view this regulation at www. H&r block amended return 2013 irs. H&r block amended return 2013 gov/irb/2013-52_IRB/ar08. H&r block amended return 2013 html. H&r block amended return 2013 First exception. H&r block amended return 2013   Dividends received from a domestic corporation are not U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income if the corporation elects to take the American Samoa economic development credit. H&r block amended return 2013 Second exception. H&r block amended return 2013   Part of the dividends received from a foreign corporation is U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income if 25% or more of its total gross income for the 3-year period ending with the close of its tax year preceding the declaration of dividends was effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. H&r block amended return 2013 If the corporation was formed less than 3 years before the declaration, use its total gross income from the time it was formed. H&r block amended return 2013 Determine the part that is U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income by multiplying the dividend by the following fraction. H&r block amended return 2013   Foreign corporation's gross income connected with a U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 trade or business for the 3-year period     Foreign corporation's gross income from all sources for that period   Guarantee of Indebtedness Certain amounts received directly or indirectly, for the provision of a guarantee of indebtedness issued after September 27, 2010, are U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income. H&r block amended return 2013 They must be paid by a noncorporate resident or U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 corporation or by any foreign person if the amounts are effectively connected with the conduct of a U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 trade or business. H&r block amended return 2013 For more information, see Internal Revenue Code sections 861(a)(9) and 862(a)(9). H&r block amended return 2013 Personal Services All wages and any other compensation for services performed in the United States are considered to be from sources in the United States. H&r block amended return 2013 The only exceptions to this rule are discussed in chapter 3 under Employees of foreign persons, organizations, or offices, and under Crew members. H&r block amended return 2013 If you are an employee and receive compensation for labor or personal services performed both inside and outside the United States, special rules apply in determining the source of the compensation. H&r block amended return 2013 Compensation (other than certain fringe benefits) is sourced on a time basis. H&r block amended return 2013 Certain fringe benefits (such as housing and education) are sourced on a geographical basis. H&r block amended return 2013 Or, you may be permitted to use an alternative basis to determine the source of compensation. H&r block amended return 2013 See Alternative Basis , later. H&r block amended return 2013 Multi-level marketing. H&r block amended return 2013   Certain companies sell products through a multi-level marketing arrangement, such that an upper-tier distributor, who has sponsored a lower-tier distributor, is entitled to a payment from the company based on certain activities of that lower-tier distributor. H&r block amended return 2013 Generally, depending on the facts, payments from such multi-level marketing companies to independent (non-employee) distributors (upper-tier distributors) that are based on the sales or purchases of persons whom they have sponsored (lower-tier distributors) constitute income for the performance of personal services in recruiting, training, and supporting the lower-tier distributors. H&r block amended return 2013 The source of such income is generally based on where the services of the upper-tier distributor are performed, and may, depending on the facts, be considered multi-year compensation, with the source of income determined over the period to which such compensation is attributable. H&r block amended return 2013 Self-employed individuals. H&r block amended return 2013   If you are self-employed, you determine the source of compensation for labor or personal services from self-employment on the basis that most correctly reflects the proper source of that income under the facts and circumstances of your particular case. H&r block amended return 2013 In many cases, the facts and circumstances will call for an apportionment on a time basis as explained next. H&r block amended return 2013 Time Basis Use a time basis to figure your U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source compensation (other than the fringe benefits discussed later). H&r block amended return 2013 Do this by multiplying your total compensation (other than the fringe benefits discussed later) by the following fraction:   Number of days you performed services in the United States during the year     Total number of days you performed services during the year   You can use a unit of time less than a day in the above fraction, if appropriate. H&r block amended return 2013 The time period for which the compensation is made does not have to be a year. H&r block amended return 2013 Instead, you can use another distinct, separate, and continuous time period if you can establish to the satisfaction of the IRS that this other period is more appropriate. H&r block amended return 2013 Example 1. H&r block amended return 2013 Christina Brooks, a resident of the Netherlands, worked 240 days for a U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 company during the tax year. H&r block amended return 2013 She received $80,000 in compensation. H&r block amended return 2013 None of it was for fringe benefits. H&r block amended return 2013 Christina performed services in the United States for 60 days and performed services in the Netherlands for 180 days. H&r block amended return 2013 Using the time basis for determining the source of compensation, $20,000 ($80,000 × 60/240) is her U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income. H&r block amended return 2013 Example 2. H&r block amended return 2013 Rob Waters, a resident of South Africa, is employed by a corporation. H&r block amended return 2013 His annual salary is $100,000. H&r block amended return 2013 None of it is for fringe benefits. H&r block amended return 2013 During the first quarter of the year he worked entirely within the United States. H&r block amended return 2013 On April 1, Rob was transferred to Singapore for the remainder of the year. H&r block amended return 2013 Rob is able to establish that the first quarter of the year and the last 3 quarters of the year are two separate, distinct, and continuous periods of time. H&r block amended return 2013 Accordingly, $25,000 of Rob's annual salary is attributable to the first quarter of the year (. H&r block amended return 2013 25 × $100,000). H&r block amended return 2013 All of it is U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income because he worked entirely within the United States during that quarter. H&r block amended return 2013 The remaining $75,000 is attributable to the last three quarters of the year. H&r block amended return 2013 During those quarters, he worked 150 days in Singapore and 30 days in the United States. H&r block amended return 2013 His periodic performance of services in the United States did not result in distinct, separate, and continuous periods of time. H&r block amended return 2013 Of this $75,000, $12,500 ($75,000 × 30/180) is U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income. H&r block amended return 2013 Multi-year compensation. H&r block amended return 2013   The source of multi-year compensation is generally determined on a time basis over the period to which the compensation is attributable. H&r block amended return 2013 Multi-year compensation is compensation that is included in your income in one tax year but that is attributable to a period that includes two or more tax years. H&r block amended return 2013   You determine the period to which the compensation is attributable based on the facts and circumstances of your case. H&r block amended return 2013 For example, an amount of compensation that specifically relates to a period of time that includes several calendar years is attributable to the entire multi-year period. H&r block amended return 2013   The amount of compensation treated as from U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 sources is figured by multiplying the total multi-year compensation by a fraction. H&r block amended return 2013 The numerator of the fraction is the number of days (or unit of time less than a day, if appropriate) that you performed labor or personal services in the United States in connection with the project. H&r block amended return 2013 The denominator of the fraction is the total number of days (or unit of time less than a day, if appropriate) that you performed labor or personal services in connection with the project. H&r block amended return 2013 Geographical Basis Compensation you receive as an employee in the form of the following fringe benefits is sourced on a geographical basis. H&r block amended return 2013 Housing. H&r block amended return 2013 Education. H&r block amended return 2013 Local transportation. H&r block amended return 2013 Tax reimbursement. H&r block amended return 2013 Hazardous or hardship duty pay as defined in Regulations section 1. H&r block amended return 2013 861-4(b)(2)(ii)(D)(5). H&r block amended return 2013 Moving expense reimbursement. H&r block amended return 2013 The amount of fringe benefits must be reasonable and you must substantiate them by adequate records or by sufficient evidence. H&r block amended return 2013 Principal place of work. H&r block amended return 2013   The above fringe benefits, except for tax reimbursement and hazardous or hardship duty pay, are sourced based on your principal place of work. H&r block amended return 2013 Your principal place of work is usually the place where you spend most of your working time. H&r block amended return 2013 This could be your office, plant, store, shop, or other location. H&r block amended return 2013 If there is no one place where you spend most of your working time, your main job location is the place where your work is centered, such as where you report for work or are otherwise required to “base” your work. H&r block amended return 2013   If you have more than one job at any time, your main job location depends on the facts in each case. H&r block amended return 2013 The more important factors to be considered are: The total time you spend at each place, The amount of work you do at each place, and How much money you earn at each place. H&r block amended return 2013 Housing. H&r block amended return 2013   The source of a housing fringe benefit is determined based on the location of your principal place of work. H&r block amended return 2013 A housing fringe benefit includes payments to you or on your behalf (and your family's if your family resides with you) only for the following. H&r block amended return 2013 Rent. H&r block amended return 2013 Utilities (except telephone charges). H&r block amended return 2013 Real and personal property insurance. H&r block amended return 2013 Occupancy taxes not deductible under section 164 or 216(a). H&r block amended return 2013 Nonrefundable fees for securing a leasehold. H&r block amended return 2013 Rental of furniture and accessories. H&r block amended return 2013 Household repairs. H&r block amended return 2013 Residential parking. H&r block amended return 2013 Fair rental value of housing provided in kind by your employer. H&r block amended return 2013   A housing fringe benefit does not include: Deductible interest and taxes (including deductible interest and taxes of a tenant-stockholder in a cooperative housing corporation), The cost of buying property, including principal payments on a mortgage, The cost of domestic labor (maids, gardeners, etc. H&r block amended return 2013 ), Pay television subscriptions, Improvements and other expenses that increase the value or appreciably prolong the life of property, Purchased furniture or accessories, Depreciation or amortization of property or improvements, The value of meals or lodging that you exclude from gross income, or The value of meals or lodging that you deduct as moving expenses. H&r block amended return 2013 Education. H&r block amended return 2013   The source of an education fringe benefit for the education expenses of your dependents is determined based on the location of your principal place of work. H&r block amended return 2013 An education fringe benefit includes payments only for the following expenses for education at an elementary or secondary school. H&r block amended return 2013 Tuition, fees, academic tutoring, special needs services for a special needs student, books, supplies, and other equipment. H&r block amended return 2013 Room and board and uniforms that are required or provided by the school in connection with enrollment or attendance. H&r block amended return 2013 Local transportation. H&r block amended return 2013   The source of a local transportation fringe benefit is determined based on the location of your principal place of work. H&r block amended return 2013 Your local transportation fringe benefit is the amount that you receive as compensation for local transportation for you or your spouse or dependents at the location of your principal place of work. H&r block amended return 2013 The amount treated as a local transportation fringe benefit is limited to actual expenses incurred for local transportation and the fair rental value of any employer-provided vehicle used predominantly by you, your spouse, or your dependents for local transportation. H&r block amended return 2013 Actual expenses do not include the cost (including interest) of any vehicle purchased by you or on your behalf. H&r block amended return 2013 Tax reimbursement. H&r block amended return 2013   The source of a tax reimbursement fringe benefit is determined based on the location of the jurisdiction that imposed the tax for which you are reimbursed. H&r block amended return 2013 Moving expense reimbursement. H&r block amended return 2013   The source of a moving expense reimbursement is generally based on the location of your new principal place of work. H&r block amended return 2013 However, the source is determined based on the location of your former principal place of work if you provide sufficient evidence that such determination of source is more appropriate under the facts and circumstances of your case. H&r block amended return 2013 Sufficient evidence generally requires an agreement between you and your employer, or a written statement of company policy, which is reduced to writing before the move and which is entered into or established to induce you or other employees to move to another country. H&r block amended return 2013 The written statement or agreement must state that your employer will reimburse you for moving expenses that you incur to return to your former principal place of work regardless of whether you continue to work for your employer after returning to that location. H&r block amended return 2013 It may contain certain conditions upon which the right to reimbursement is determined as long as those conditions set forth standards that are definitely ascertainable and can only be fulfilled prior to, or through completion of, your return move to your former principal place of work. H&r block amended return 2013 Alternative Basis If you are an employee, you can determine the source of your compensation under an alternative basis if you establish to the satisfaction of the IRS that, under the facts and circumstances of your case, the alternative basis more properly determines the source of your compensation than the time or geographical basis. H&r block amended return 2013 If you use an alternative basis, you must keep (and have available for inspection) records to document why the alternative basis more properly determines the source of your compensation. H&r block amended return 2013 Also, if your total compensation from all sources is $250,000 or more, check “Yes” to both questions on line K on page 5 of Form 1040NR, and attach a written statement to your tax return that sets forth all of the following. H&r block amended return 2013 Your name and social security number (written across the top of the statement). H&r block amended return 2013 The specific compensation income, or the specific fringe benefit, for which you are using the alternative basis. H&r block amended return 2013 For each item in (2), the alternative basis of allocation of source used. H&r block amended return 2013 For each item in (2), a computation showing how the alternative allocation was computed. H&r block amended return 2013 A comparison of the dollar amount of the U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 compensation and foreign compensation sourced under both the alternative basis and the time or geographical basis discussed earlier. H&r block amended return 2013 Transportation Income Transportation income is income from the use of a vessel or aircraft or for the performance of services directly related to the use of any vessel or aircraft. H&r block amended return 2013 This is true whether the vessel or aircraft is owned, hired, or leased. H&r block amended return 2013 The term “vessel or aircraft” includes any container used in connection with a vessel or aircraft. H&r block amended return 2013 All income from transportation that begins and ends in the United States is treated as derived from sources in the United States. H&r block amended return 2013 If the transportation begins or ends in the United States, 50% of the transportation income is treated as derived from sources in the United States. H&r block amended return 2013 For transportation income from personal services, 50% of the income is U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income if the transportation is between the United States and a U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 possession. H&r block amended return 2013 For nonresident aliens, this only applies to income derived from, or in connection with, an aircraft. H&r block amended return 2013 For information on how U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source transportation income is taxed, see chapter 4. H&r block amended return 2013 Scholarships, Grants, Prizes, and Awards Generally, the source of scholarships, fellowship grants, grants, prizes, and awards is the residence of the payer regardless of who actually disburses the funds. H&r block amended return 2013 However, see Activities to be performed outside the United States , later. H&r block amended return 2013 For example, payments for research or study in the United States made by the United States, a noncorporate U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 resident, or a domestic corporation, are from U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 sources. H&r block amended return 2013 Similar payments from a foreign government or foreign corporation are foreign source payments even though the funds may be disbursed through a U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 agent. H&r block amended return 2013 Payments made by an entity designated as a public international organization under the International Organizations Immunities Act are from foreign sources. H&r block amended return 2013 Activities to be performed outside the United States. H&r block amended return 2013   Scholarships, fellowship grants, targeted grants, and achievement awards received by nonresident aliens for activities performed, or to be performed, outside the United States are not U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income. H&r block amended return 2013    These rules do not apply to amounts paid as salary or other compensation for services. H&r block amended return 2013 See Personal Services, earlier, for the source rules that apply. H&r block amended return 2013 Pensions and Annuities If you receive a pension from a domestic trust for services performed both in and outside the United States, part of the pension payment is from U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 sources. H&r block amended return 2013 That part is the amount attributable to earnings of the pension plan and the employer contributions made for services performed in the United States. H&r block amended return 2013 This applies whether the distribution is made under a qualified or nonqualified stock bonus, pension, profit-sharing, or annuity plan (whether or not funded). H&r block amended return 2013 If you performed services as an employee of the United States, you may receive a distribution from the U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 Government under a plan, such as the Civil Service Retirement System, that is treated as a qualified pension plan. H&r block amended return 2013 Your U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income is the otherwise taxable amount of the distribution that is attributable to your total U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 Government basic pay other than tax-exempt pay for services performed outside the United States. H&r block amended return 2013 Rents or Royalties Your U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income includes rent and royalty income received during the tax year from property located in the United States or from any interest in that property. H&r block amended return 2013 U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income also includes rents or royalties for the use of, or for the privilege of using, in the United States, intangible property such as patents, copyrights, secret processes and formulas, goodwill, trademarks, franchises, and similar property. H&r block amended return 2013 Real Property Real property is land and buildings and generally anything built on, growing on, or attached to land. H&r block amended return 2013 Gross income from sources in the United States includes gains, profits, and income from the sale or other disposition of real property located in the United States. H&r block amended return 2013 Natural resources. H&r block amended return 2013   The income from the sale of products of any farm, mine, oil or gas well, other natural deposit, or timber located in the United States and sold in a foreign country, or located in a foreign country and sold in the United States, is partly from sources in the United States. H&r block amended return 2013 For information on determining that part, see section 1. H&r block amended return 2013 863-1(b) of the regulations. H&r block amended return 2013 Table 2-1. H&r block amended return 2013 Summary of Source Rules for Income of Nonresident Aliens Item of income Factor determining source Salaries, wages, other compensation Where services performed Business income:   Personal services Where services performed Sale of inventory—purchased Where sold Sale of inventory—produced Allocation Interest Residence of payer Dividends Whether a U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 or foreign corporation* Rents Location of property Royalties:   Natural resources Location of property Patents, copyrights, etc. H&r block amended return 2013 Where property is used Sale of real property Location of property Sale of personal property Seller's tax home (but see Personal Property , later, for exceptions) Pension distributions attributable to contributions Where services were performed that earned the pension Investment earnings on pension contributions Location of pension trust Sale of natural resources Allocation based on fair market value of product at export terminal. H&r block amended return 2013 For more information, see section 1. H&r block amended return 2013 863-1(b) of the regulations. H&r block amended return 2013 *Exceptions include: a) Dividends paid by a U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 corporation are foreign source if the corporation elects the  American Samoa economic development credit. H&r block amended return 2013  b) Part of a dividend paid by a foreign corporation is U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source if at least 25% of the  corporation's gross income is effectively connected with a U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 trade or business for the  3 tax years before the year in which the dividends are declared. H&r block amended return 2013 Personal Property Personal property is property, such as machinery, equipment, or furniture, that is not real property. H&r block amended return 2013 Gain or loss from the sale or exchange of personal property generally has its source in the United States if you have a tax home in the United States. H&r block amended return 2013 If you do not have a tax home in the United States, the gain or loss generally is considered to be from sources outside the United States. H&r block amended return 2013 Tax home. H&r block amended return 2013   Your tax home is the general area of your main place of business, employment, or post of duty, regardless of where you maintain your family home. H&r block amended return 2013 Your tax home is the place where you permanently or indefinitely work as an employee or a self-employed individual. H&r block amended return 2013 If you do not have a regular or main place of business because of the nature of your work, then your tax home is the place where you regularly live. H&r block amended return 2013 If you do not fit either of these categories, you are considered an itinerant and your tax home is wherever you work. H&r block amended return 2013 Inventory property. H&r block amended return 2013   Inventory property is personal property that is stock in trade or that is held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of your trade or business. H&r block amended return 2013 Income from the sale of inventory that you purchased is sourced where the property is sold. H&r block amended return 2013 Generally, this is where title to the property passes to the buyer. H&r block amended return 2013 For example, income from the sale of inventory in the United States is U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income, whether you purchased it in the United States or in a foreign country. H&r block amended return 2013   Income from the sale of inventory property that you produced in the United States and sold outside the United States (or vice versa) is partly from sources in the United States and partly from sources outside the United States. H&r block amended return 2013 For information on making this allocation, see section 1. H&r block amended return 2013 863-3 of the regulations. H&r block amended return 2013   These rules apply even if your tax home is not in the United States. H&r block amended return 2013 Depreciable property. H&r block amended return 2013   To determine the source of any gain from the sale of depreciable personal property, you must first figure the part of the gain that is not more than the total depreciation adjustments on the property. H&r block amended return 2013 You allocate this part of the gain to sources in the United States based on the ratio of U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 depreciation adjustments to total depreciation adjustments. H&r block amended return 2013 The rest of this part of the gain is considered to be from sources outside the United States. H&r block amended return 2013   For this purpose, “U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 depreciation adjustments” are the depreciation adjustments to the basis of the property that are allowable in figuring taxable income from U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 sources. H&r block amended return 2013 However, if the property is used predominantly in the United States during a tax year, all depreciation deductions allowable for that year are treated as U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 depreciation adjustments. H&r block amended return 2013 But there are some exceptions for certain transportation, communications, and other property used internationally. H&r block amended return 2013   Gain from the sale of depreciable property that is more than the total depreciation adjustments on the property is sourced as if the property were inventory property, as discussed above. H&r block amended return 2013   A loss is sourced in the same way as the depreciation deductions were sourced. H&r block amended return 2013 However, if the property was used predominantly in the United States, the entire loss reduces U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income. H&r block amended return 2013   The basis of property usually means the cost (money plus the fair market value of other property or services) of property you acquire. H&r block amended return 2013 Depreciation is an amount deducted to recover the cost or other basis of a trade or business asset. H&r block amended return 2013 The amount you can deduct depends on the property's cost, when you began using the property, how long it will take to recover your cost, and which depreciation method you use. H&r block amended return 2013 A depreciation deduction is any deduction for depreciation or amortization or any other allowable deduction that treats a capital expenditure as a deductible expense. H&r block amended return 2013 Intangible property. H&r block amended return 2013   Intangible property includes patents, copyrights, secret processes or formulas, goodwill, trademarks, trade names, or other like property. H&r block amended return 2013 The gain from the sale of amortizable or depreciable intangible property, up to the previously allowable amortization or depreciation deductions, is sourced in the same way as the original deductions were sourced. H&r block amended return 2013 This is the same as the source rule for gain from the sale of depreciable property. H&r block amended return 2013 See Depreciable property , earlier, for details on how to apply this rule. H&r block amended return 2013   Gain in excess of the amortization or depreciation deductions is sourced in the country where the property is used if the income from the sale is contingent on the productivity, use, or disposition of that property. H&r block amended return 2013 If the income is not contingent on the productivity, use, or disposition of the property, the income is sourced according to your tax home as discussed earlier. H&r block amended return 2013 If payments for goodwill do not depend on its productivity, use, or disposition, their source is the country in which the goodwill was generated. H&r block amended return 2013 Sales through offices or fixed places of business. H&r block amended return 2013   Despite any of the earlier rules, if you do not have a tax home in the United States, but you maintain an office or other fixed place of business in the United States, treat the income from any sale of personal property (including inventory property) that is attributable to that office or place of business as U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income. H&r block amended return 2013 However, this rule does not apply to sales of inventory property for use, disposition, or consumption outside the United States if your office or other fixed place of business outside the United States materially participated in the sale. H&r block amended return 2013   If you have a tax home in the United States but maintain an office or other fixed place of business outside the United States, income from sales of personal property, other than inventory, depreciable property, or intangibles, that is attributable to that foreign office or place of business may be treated as U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income. H&r block amended return 2013 The income is treated as U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 source income if an income tax of less than 10% of the income from the sale is paid to a foreign country. H&r block amended return 2013 This rule also applies to losses if the foreign country would have imposed an income tax of less than 10% had the sale resulted in a gain. H&r block amended return 2013 Community Income If you are married and you or your spouse is subject to the community property laws of a foreign country, a U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 state, or a U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 possession, you generally must follow those laws to determine the income of yourself and your spouse for U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 tax purposes. H&r block amended return 2013 But you must disregard certain community property laws if: Both you and your spouse are nonresident aliens, or One of you is a nonresident alien and the other is a U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 citizen or resident and you do not both choose to be treated as U. H&r block amended return 2013 S. H&r block amended return 2013 residents as explained in chapter 1. H&r block amended return 2013 In these cases, you and your spouse must report community income as explained later. H&r block amended return 2013 Earned income. H&r block amended return 2013   Earned income of a spouse, other than trade or business income and a partner's distributive share of partnership income, is treated as the income of the spouse whose services produced the income. H&r block amended return 2013 That spouse must report all of it on his or her separate return. H&r block amended return 2013 Trade or business income. H&r block amended return 2013   Trade or business income, other than a partner's distributive share of partnership income, is treated as the income of the spouse carrying on the trade or business. H&r block amended return 2013 That spouse must report all of it on his or her separate return. H&r block amended return 2013 Partnership income (or loss). H&r block amended return 2013   A partner's distributive share of partnership income (or loss) is treated as the income (or loss) of the partner. H&r block amended return 2013 The partner must report all of it on his or her separate return. H&r block amended return 2013 Separate property income. H&r block amended return 2013   Income derived from the separate property of one spouse (and which is not earned income, trade or business income, or partnership distributive share income) is treated as the income of that spouse. H&r block amended return 2013 That spouse must report all of it on his or her separate return. H&r block amended return 2013 Use the appropriate community property law to determine what is separate property. H&r block amended return 2013 Other community income. H&r block amended return 2013   All other community income is treated as provided by the applicable community property laws. H&r block amended return 2013 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications