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Income tax for students 6. Income tax for students   How To Figure Cost of Goods Sold Table of Contents Introduction Figuring Cost of Goods Sold on Schedule C, Lines 35 Through 42Line 35 Inventory at Beginning of Year Line 36 Purchases Less Cost of Items Withdrawn for Personal Use Line 37 Cost of Labor Line 38 Materials and Supplies Line 39 Other Costs Line 40 Add Lines 35 through 39 Line 41 Inventory at End of Year Line 42 Cost of Goods Sold Introduction If you make or buy goods to sell, you can deduct the cost of goods sold from your gross receipts on Schedule C. Income tax for students However, to determine these costs, you must value your inventory at the beginning and end of each tax year. Income tax for students This chapter applies to you if you are a manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer or if you are engaged in any business that makes, buys, or sells goods to produce income. Income tax for students This chapter does not apply to a personal service business, such as the business of a doctor, lawyer, carpenter, or painter. Income tax for students However, if you work in a personal service business and also sell or charge for the materials and supplies normally used in your business, this chapter applies to you. Income tax for students If you must account for an inventory in your business, you must generally use an accrual method of accounting for your purchases and sales. Income tax for students For more information, see chapter 2. Income tax for students Figuring Cost of Goods Sold on Schedule C, Lines 35 Through 42 Figure your cost of goods sold by filling out lines 35 through 42 of Schedule C. Income tax for students These lines are reproduced below and are explained in the discussion that follows. Income tax for students 35 Inventory at beginning of year. Income tax for students If different from last year's closing inventory, attach explanation   36 Purchases less cost of items withdrawn for personal use   37 Cost of labor. Income tax for students Do not include any amounts paid to yourself   38 Materials and supplies   39 Other costs   40 Add lines 35 through 39   41 Inventory at end of year   42 Cost of goods sold. Income tax for students Subtract line 41 from line 40. Income tax for students  Enter the result here and on line 4   Line 35 Inventory at Beginning of Year If you are a merchant, beginning inventory is the cost of merchandise on hand at the beginning of the year that you will sell to customers. Income tax for students If you are a manufacturer or producer, it includes the total cost of raw materials, work in process, finished goods, and materials and supplies used in manufacturing the goods (see Inventories in chapter 2). Income tax for students Opening inventory usually will be identical to the closing inventory of the year before. Income tax for students You must explain any difference in a schedule attached to your return. Income tax for students Donation of inventory. Income tax for students   If you contribute inventory (property that you sell in the course of your business), the amount you can claim as a contribution deduction is the smaller of its fair market value on the day you contributed it or its basis. Income tax for students The basis of donated inventory is any cost incurred for the inventory in an earlier year that you would otherwise include in your opening inventory for the year of the contribution. Income tax for students You must remove the amount of your contribution deduction from your opening inventory. Income tax for students It is not part of the cost of goods sold. Income tax for students   If the cost of donated inventory is not included in your opening inventory, the inventory's basis is zero and you cannot claim a charitable contribution deduction. Income tax for students Treat the inventory's cost as you would ordinarily treat it under your method of accounting. Income tax for students For example, include the purchase price of inventory bought and donated in the same year in the cost of goods sold for that year. Income tax for students   A special rule may apply to certain donations of food inventory. Income tax for students See Publication 526, Charitable Contributions. Income tax for students Example 1. Income tax for students You are a calendar year taxpayer who uses an accrual method of accounting. Income tax for students In 2013, you contributed property from inventory to a church. Income tax for students It had a fair market value of $600. Income tax for students The closing inventory at the end of 2012 properly included $400 of costs due to the acquisition of the property, and in 2012, you properly deducted $50 of administrative and other expenses attributable to the property as business expenses. Income tax for students The charitable contribution allowed for 2013 is $400 ($600 − $200). Income tax for students The $200 is the amount that would be ordinary income if you had sold the contributed inventory at fair market value on the date of the gift. Income tax for students The cost of goods sold you use in determining gross income for 2013 must not include the $400. Income tax for students You remove that amount from opening inventory for 2013. Income tax for students Example 2. Income tax for students If, in Example 1, you acquired the contributed property in 2013 at a cost of $400, you would include the $400 cost of the property in figuring the cost of goods sold for 2013 and deduct the $50 of administrative and other expenses attributable to the property for that year. Income tax for students You would not be allowed any charitable contribution deduction for the contributed property. Income tax for students Line 36 Purchases Less Cost of Items Withdrawn for Personal Use If you are a merchant, use the cost of all merchandise you bought for sale. Income tax for students If you are a manufacturer or producer, this includes the cost of all raw materials or parts purchased for manufacture into a finished product. Income tax for students Trade discounts. Income tax for students   The differences between the stated prices of articles and the actual prices you pay for them are called trade discounts. Income tax for students You must use the prices you pay (not the stated prices) in figuring your cost of purchases. Income tax for students Do not show the discount amount separately as an item in gross income. Income tax for students   An automobile dealer must record the cost of a car in inventory reduced by any manufacturer's rebate that represents a trade discount. Income tax for students Cash discounts. Income tax for students   Cash discounts are amounts your suppliers let you deduct from your purchase invoices for prompt payments. Income tax for students There are two methods of accounting for cash discounts. Income tax for students You can either credit them to a separate discount account or deduct them from total purchases for the year. Income tax for students Whichever method you use, you must be consistent. Income tax for students If you want to change your method of figuring inventory cost, you must file Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method. Income tax for students For more information, see Change in Accounting Method in chapter 2. Income tax for students   If you credit cash discounts to a separate account, you must include this credit balance in your business income at the end of the tax year. Income tax for students If you use this method, do not reduce your cost of goods sold by the cash discounts. Income tax for students Purchase returns and allowances. Income tax for students   You must deduct all returns and allowances from your total purchases during the year. Income tax for students Merchandise withdrawn from sale. Income tax for students   If you withdraw merchandise for your personal or family use, you must exclude this cost from the total amount of merchandise you bought for sale. Income tax for students Do this by crediting the purchases or sales account with the cost of merchandise you withdraw for personal use. Income tax for students You must also charge the amount to your drawing account. Income tax for students   A drawing account is a separate account you should keep to record the business income you withdraw to pay for personal and family expenses. Income tax for students As stated above, you also use it to record withdrawals of merchandise for personal or family use. Income tax for students This account is also known as a “withdrawals account” or “personal account. Income tax for students ” Line 37 Cost of Labor Labor costs are usually an element of cost of goods sold only in a manufacturing or mining business. Income tax for students Small merchandisers (wholesalers, retailers, etc. Income tax for students ) usually do not have labor costs that can properly be charged to cost of goods sold. Income tax for students In a manufacturing business, labor costs properly allocable to the cost of goods sold include both the direct and indirect labor used in fabricating the raw material into a finished, saleable product. Income tax for students Direct labor. Income tax for students   Direct labor costs are the wages you pay to those employees who spend all their time working directly on the product being manufactured. Income tax for students They also include a part of the wages you pay to employees who work directly on the product part time if you can determine that part of their wages. Income tax for students Indirect labor. Income tax for students   Indirect labor costs are the wages you pay to employees who perform a general factory function that does not have any immediate or direct connection with making the saleable product, but that is a necessary part of the manufacturing process. Income tax for students Other labor. Income tax for students   Other labor costs not properly chargeable to the cost of goods sold can be deducted as selling or administrative expenses. Income tax for students Generally, the only kinds of labor costs properly chargeable to your cost of goods sold are the direct or indirect labor costs and certain other costs treated as overhead expenses properly charged to the manufacturing process, as discussed later under Line 39 Other Costs. Income tax for students Line 38 Materials and Supplies Materials and supplies, such as hardware and chemicals, used in manufacturing goods are charged to cost of goods sold. Income tax for students Those that are not used in the manufacturing process are treated as deferred charges. Income tax for students You deduct them as a business expense when you use them. Income tax for students Business expenses are discussed in chapter 8. Income tax for students Line 39 Other Costs Examples of other costs incurred in a manufacturing or mining process that you charge to your cost of goods sold are as follows. Income tax for students Containers. Income tax for students   Containers and packages that are an integral part of the product manufactured are a part of your cost of goods sold. Income tax for students If they are not an integral part of the manufactured product, their costs are shipping or selling expenses. Income tax for students Freight-in. Income tax for students   Freight-in, express-in, and cartage-in on raw materials, supplies you use in production, and merchandise you purchase for sale are all part of cost of goods sold. Income tax for students Overhead expenses. Income tax for students   Overhead expenses include expenses such as rent, heat, light, power, insurance, depreciation, taxes, maintenance, labor, and supervision. Income tax for students The overhead expenses you have as direct and necessary expenses of the manufacturing operation are included in your cost of goods sold. Income tax for students Line 40 Add Lines 35 through 39 The total of lines 35 through 39 equals the cost of the goods available for sale during the year. Income tax for students Line 41 Inventory at End of Year Subtract the value of your closing inventory (including, as appropriate, the allocable parts of the cost of raw materials and supplies, direct labor, and overhead expenses) from line 40. Income tax for students Inventory at the end of the year is also known as closing or ending inventory. Income tax for students Your ending inventory will usually become the beginning inventory of your next tax year. Income tax for students Line 42 Cost of Goods Sold When you subtract your closing inventory (inventory at the end of the year) from the cost of goods available for sale, the remainder is your cost of goods sold during the tax year. Income tax for students Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Income tax for students Publication 597 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Introduction Introduction This publication provides information on the income tax treaty between the United States and Canada. Income tax for students It discusses a number of treaty provisions that often apply to U. Income tax for students S. Income tax for students citizens or residents who may be liable for Canadian tax. Income tax for students Treaty provisions are generally reciprocal (the same rules apply to both treaty countries). Income tax for students Therefore, a Canadian resident who receives income from the United States may refer to this publication to see if a treaty provision may affect the tax to be paid to the United States. Income tax for students This publication does not deal with Canadian income tax laws; nor does it provide Canada's interpretation of treaty articles, definitions, or specific terms not defined in the treaty itself. Income tax for students The United States—Canada income tax treaty was signed on September 26, 1980. Income tax for students It has been amended by five protocols, the most recent of which generally became effective January 1, 2009. Income tax for students In this publication, the term “article” refers to the particular article of the treaty, as amended. Income tax for students Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications