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Amended state tax forms Publication 556 - Main Content Table of Contents Examination of ReturnsIf Your Return Is Examined Interest Netting Abatement of Interest Due to Error or Delay by the IRS Abatement of Interest for Individuals Affected by Presidentially Declared Disasters or Military or Terrorist Actions Offer in Compromise Appeal RightsAppeal Within the IRS Appeals to the Courts Refund or Credit of Overpayments Before Final Determination Claims for RefundTime for Filing a Claim for Refund Limit on Amount of Refund Processing Claims for Refund Reduced Refund How To Get Tax Help Examination of Returns Your return may be examined for a variety of reasons, and the examination may take place in any one of several ways. Amended state tax forms After the examination, if any changes to your tax are proposed, you can either agree with those changes and pay any additional tax you may owe, or you can disagree with the changes and appeal the decision. Amended state tax forms Examination selection criteria. Amended state tax forms   Your return may be selected for examination on the basis of computer scoring. Amended state tax forms A computer program called the Discriminant Inventory Function System (DIF) assigns a numeric score to each individual and some corporate tax returns after they have been processed. Amended state tax forms If your return is selected because of a high score under the DIF system, the potential is high that an examination of your return will result in a change to your income tax liability. Amended state tax forms   Your return may also be selected for examination on the basis of information received from third-party documentation, such as Forms 1099 and W-2, that does not match the information reported on your return. Amended state tax forms Or, your return may be selected to address both the questionable treatment of an item and to study the behavior of similar taxpayers (a market segment) in handling a tax issue. Amended state tax forms   In addition, your return may be selected as a result of information received from other sources on potential noncompliance with the tax laws or inaccurate filing. Amended state tax forms This information can come from a number of sources, including newspapers, public records, and individuals. Amended state tax forms The information is evaluated for reliability and accuracy before it is used as the basis of an examination or investigation. Amended state tax forms Notice of IRS contact of third parties. Amended state tax forms    The IRS must give you reasonable notice before contacting other persons about your tax matters. Amended state tax forms You must be given reasonable notice in advance that, in examining or collecting your tax liability, the IRS may contact third parties such as your neighbors, banks, employers, or employees. Amended state tax forms The IRS must also give you notice of specific contacts by providing you with a record of persons contacted on both a periodic basis and upon your request. Amended state tax forms    This provision does not apply: To any pending criminal investigation, When providing notice would jeopardize collection of any tax liability, Where providing notice may result in reprisal against any person, or When you authorized the contact. Amended state tax forms Taxpayer Advocate Service. Amended state tax forms   The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS whose goal is to help taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS. Amended state tax forms If you have an ongoing issue with the IRS that has not been resolved through normal processes, or your problems with the IRS are causing financial difficulty, contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service. Amended state tax forms    Before contacting the Taxpayer Advocate Service, you should first discuss any problem with a supervisor. Amended state tax forms Your local Taxpayer Advocate will assist you if you are unable to resolve the problem with the supervisor. Amended state tax forms   For more information, see Publication 1546. Amended state tax forms See How To Get Tax Help , near the end of this publication, for more information about contacting the Taxpayer Advocate Service. Amended state tax forms Comments from small business. Amended state tax forms    The Small Business and Agricultural Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and 10 Regional Fairness Boards have been established to receive comments from small business about federal agency enforcement actions. Amended state tax forms The Ombudsman will annually evaluate the enforcement activities of each agency and rate their responsiveness to small business. Amended state tax forms If you wish to comment on the enforcement actions of the IRS, you can take any of the following steps. Amended state tax forms Fax your comments to 1-202-481-5719. Amended state tax forms Write to the following address: Office of the National Ombudsman U. Amended state tax forms S. Amended state tax forms Small Business Administration 409 3rd Street, SW Washington, DC 20416 Call 1-888-734-3247. Amended state tax forms Send an email to ombudsman@sba. Amended state tax forms gov. Amended state tax forms File a comment or complaint online at www. Amended state tax forms sba. Amended state tax forms gov/ombudsman. Amended state tax forms If Your Return Is Examined Some examinations are handled entirely by mail. Amended state tax forms Examinations not handled by mail can take place in your home, your place of business, an Internal Revenue office, or the office of your authorized representative. Amended state tax forms If the time, place, or method is not convenient for you, the examiner will try to work out something more suitable. Amended state tax forms However, the IRS makes the final determination of when, where, and how the examination will take place. Amended state tax forms Throughout the examination, you can act on your own behalf or have someone represent you or accompany you. Amended state tax forms If you filed a joint return, either you or your spouse, or both, can meet with the IRS. Amended state tax forms The person representing you can be any federally authorized practitioner, including an attorney, a certified public accountant, an enrolled agent (a person enrolled to practice before the IRS), an enrolled actuary, or the person who prepared the return and signed it as the preparer. Amended state tax forms If you want someone to represent you in your absence, you must furnish that person with proper written authorization. Amended state tax forms You can use Form 2848 or any other properly written authorization. Amended state tax forms If you want to consult with an attorney, a certified public accountant, an enrolled agent, or any other person permitted to represent a taxpayer during an interview for examining a tax return or collecting tax, you should make arrangements with that person to be available for the interview. Amended state tax forms In most cases, the IRS must suspend the interview and reschedule it. Amended state tax forms The IRS cannot suspend the interview if you are there because of an administrative summons. Amended state tax forms Third party authorization. Amended state tax forms   If you checked the box in the signature area of your income tax return (Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040EZ) to allow the IRS to discuss your return with another person (a third party designee), this authorization does not replace Form 2848. Amended state tax forms The box you checked on your return only authorizes the other person to receive information about the processing of your return and the status of your refund during the period your return is being processed. Amended state tax forms For more information, see the instructions for your return. Amended state tax forms Confidentiality privilege. Amended state tax forms   Generally, the same confidentiality protection that you have with an attorney also applies to certain communications that you have with federally authorized practitioners. Amended state tax forms   Confidential communications are those that: Advise you on tax matters within the scope of the practitioner's authority to practice before the IRS, Would be confidential between an attorney and you, and Relate to noncriminal tax matters before the IRS, or Relate to noncriminal tax proceedings brought in federal court by or against the United States. Amended state tax forms   In the case of communications in connection with the promotion of a person's participation in a tax shelter, the confidentiality privilege does not apply to written communications between a federally authorized practitioner and that person, any director, officer, employee, agent, or representative of that person, or any other person holding a capital or profits interest in that person. Amended state tax forms   A tax shelter is any entity, plan, or arrangement, a significant purpose of which is the avoidance or evasion of income tax. Amended state tax forms Recordings. Amended state tax forms    You can make an audio recording of the examination interview. Amended state tax forms Your request to record the interview should be made in writing. Amended state tax forms You must notify the examiner 10 days in advance and bring your own recording equipment. Amended state tax forms The IRS also can record an interview. Amended state tax forms If the IRS initiates the recording, you must be notified 10 days in advance and you can get a copy of the recording at your expense. Amended state tax forms Transfers to another area. Amended state tax forms    Generally, your return is examined in the area where you live. Amended state tax forms But if your return can be examined more quickly and conveniently in another area, such as where your books and records are located, you can ask to have the case transferred to that area. Amended state tax forms Repeat examinations. Amended state tax forms    The IRS tries to avoid repeat examinations of the same items, but sometimes this happens. Amended state tax forms If your tax return was examined for the same items in either of the 2 previous years and no change was proposed to your tax liability, please contact the IRS as soon as possible to see if the examination should be discontinued. Amended state tax forms The Examination An examination usually begins when you are notified that your return has been selected. Amended state tax forms The IRS will tell you which records you will need. Amended state tax forms The examination can proceed more easily if you gather your records before any interview. Amended state tax forms Any proposed changes to your return will be explained to you or your authorized representative. Amended state tax forms It is important that you understand the reasons for any proposed changes. Amended state tax forms You should not hesitate to ask about anything that is unclear to you. Amended state tax forms The IRS must follow the tax laws set forth by Congress in the Internal Revenue Code. Amended state tax forms The IRS also follows Treasury Regulations, other rules, and procedures that were written to administer the tax laws and court decisions. Amended state tax forms However, the IRS can lose cases that involve taxpayers with the same issue and still apply its interpretation of the law to your situation. Amended state tax forms Most taxpayers agree to changes proposed by examiners, and the examinations are closed at this level. Amended state tax forms If you do not agree, you can appeal any proposed change by following the procedures provided to you by the IRS. Amended state tax forms A more complete discussion of appeal rights is found later under Appeal Rights . Amended state tax forms If You Agree If you agree with the proposed changes, you can sign an agreement form and pay any additional tax you may owe. Amended state tax forms You must pay interest on any additional tax. Amended state tax forms If you pay when you sign the agreement, the interest is generally figured from the due date of your return (excluding any extension of time to file) to the date of your payment. Amended state tax forms If you do not pay the additional tax when you sign the agreement, you will receive a bill that includes interest. Amended state tax forms If you pay the amount due within 10 business days of the billing date, you will not have to pay more interest or penalties. Amended state tax forms This period is extended to 21 calendar days if the amount due is less than $100,000. Amended state tax forms If you are due a refund, you will receive it sooner if you sign the agreement form. Amended state tax forms You will be paid interest on the refund. Amended state tax forms If the IRS accepts your tax return as filed, you will receive a letter in a few weeks stating that the examiner proposed no changes to your return. Amended state tax forms You should keep this letter with your tax records. Amended state tax forms If You Do Not Agree If you do not agree with the proposed changes, the examiner will explain your appeal rights. Amended state tax forms If your examination takes place in an IRS office, you can request an immediate meeting with the examiner's supervisor to explain your position. Amended state tax forms If an agreement is reached, your case will be closed. Amended state tax forms If you cannot reach an agreement with the supervisor at this meeting, or if the examination took place outside of an IRS office, the examiner will write up your case explaining your position and the IRS's position. Amended state tax forms The examiner will forward your case for processing. Amended state tax forms Fast track mediation. Amended state tax forms   The IRS offers fast track mediation services to help taxpayers resolve many disputes resulting from: Examinations (audits), Offers in compromise, Trust fund recovery penalties, and Other collection actions. Amended state tax forms   Most cases that are not docketed in any court qualify for fast track mediation. Amended state tax forms Mediation can take place at a conference you request with a supervisor, or later. Amended state tax forms The process involves an Appeals Officer who has been trained in mediation. Amended state tax forms You may represent yourself at the mediation session, or someone else can act as your representative. Amended state tax forms For more information, see Publication 3605. Amended state tax forms 30-day letter and 90-day letter. Amended state tax forms   Within a few weeks after your closing conference with the examiner and/or supervisor, you will receive a package with: A letter (known as a 30-day letter) notifying you of your right to appeal the proposed changes within 30 days, A copy of the examination report explaining the examiner's proposed changes, An agreement or waiver form, and A copy of Publication 5. Amended state tax forms You generally have 30 days from the date of the 30-day letter to tell the IRS whether you will accept or appeal the proposed changes. Amended state tax forms The letter will explain what steps you should take, depending on which action you choose. Amended state tax forms Be sure to follow the instructions carefully. Amended state tax forms Appeal Rights are explained later. Amended state tax forms 90-day letter. Amended state tax forms   If you do not respond to the 30-day letter, or if you later do not reach an agreement with an Appeals Officer, the IRS will send you a 90-day letter, which is also known as a notice of deficiency. Amended state tax forms You will have 90 days (150 days if it is addressed to you outside the United States) from the date of this notice to file a petition with the Tax Court. Amended state tax forms Filing a petition with the Tax Court is discussed later under Appeals to the Courts and Tax Court . Amended state tax forms The notice will show the 90th (or 150th) day by which you must file your petition with the Tax Court. Amended state tax forms Suspension of interest and penalties. Amended state tax forms   Generally, the IRS has 3 years from the date you filed your return (or the date the return was due, if later) to assess any additional tax. Amended state tax forms However, if you file your return timely (including extensions), interest and certain penalties will be suspended if the IRS does not mail a notice to you, stating your liability and the basis for that liability, within a 36-month period beginning on the later of: The date on which you filed your tax return, or The due date (without extensions) of your tax return. Amended state tax forms If the IRS mails a notice after the 36-month period, interest and certain penalties applicable to the suspension period will be suspended. Amended state tax forms   The suspension period begins the day after the close of the 36-month period and ends 21 days after the IRS mails a notice to you stating your liability and the basis for that liability. Amended state tax forms Also, the suspension period applies separately to each notice stating your liability and the basis for that liability received by you. Amended state tax forms    The suspension does not apply to a: Failure-to-pay penalty, Fraudulent tax return, Penalty, interest, addition to tax, or additional amount with respect to any tax liability shown on your return or with respect to any gross misstatement, Penalty, interest, addition to tax, or additional amount with respect to any reportable transaction that is not adequately disclosed or any listed transaction, or Criminal penalty. Amended state tax forms Seeking relief from improperly assessed interest. Amended state tax forms   You can seek relief if interest is assessed for periods during which interest should have been suspended because the IRS did not mail a notice to you in a timely manner. Amended state tax forms   If you believe that interest was assessed with respect to a period during which interest should have been suspended, submit Form 843, writing “Section 6404(g) Notification” at the top of the form, with the IRS Service Center where you filed your return. Amended state tax forms The IRS will review the Form 843 and notify you whether interest will be abated. Amended state tax forms If the IRS does not abate interest, you can pay the disputed interest assessment and file a claim for refund. Amended state tax forms If your claim is denied or not acted upon within 6 months from the date you filed it, you can file suit for a refund in your United States District Court or in the United States Court of Federal Claims. Amended state tax forms   If you believe that an IRS officer or employee has made an unreasonable error or delay in performing a ministerial or managerial act (discussed later under Abatement of Interest Due to Error or Delay by the IRS ), file Form 843 with the IRS Service Center where you filed the tax return. Amended state tax forms If the IRS denies your claim, the Tax Court may be able to review that determination. Amended state tax forms See Tax Court can review failure to abate interest later under Abatement of Interest Due to Error or Delay by the IRS . Amended state tax forms If you later agree. Amended state tax forms    If you agree with the examiner's changes after receiving the examination report or the 30-day letter, sign and return either the examination report or the waiver form. Amended state tax forms Keep a copy for your records. Amended state tax forms You can pay any additional amount you owe without waiting for a bill. Amended state tax forms Include interest on the additional tax at the applicable rate. Amended state tax forms This interest rate is usually for the period from the due date of the return (excluding any extension of time to file) to the date of payment. Amended state tax forms The examiner can tell you the interest rate(s) or help you figure the amount. Amended state tax forms   You must pay interest on penalties and additions to tax for failing to file returns, for overstating valuations, for understating valuations on estate and gift tax returns, and for substantially understating tax liability. Amended state tax forms Interest is generally figured from the date (including extensions) the tax return is required to be filed to the date you pay the penalty and/or additions to tax. Amended state tax forms   If you pay the amount due within 10 business days after the date of notice and demand for immediate payment, you will not have to pay any additional penalties and interest. Amended state tax forms This period is extended to 21 calendar days if the amount due is less than $100,000. Amended state tax forms How To Stop Interest From Accruing If you think that you will owe additional tax at the end of the examination, you can stop the further accrual of interest by sending money to the IRS to cover all or part of the amount you think you will owe. Amended state tax forms Interest on part or all of any amount you owe will stop accruing on the date the IRS receives your money. Amended state tax forms You can send an amount either in the form of a deposit in the nature of a cash bond or as a payment of tax. Amended state tax forms Both a deposit and a payment stop any further accrual of interest. Amended state tax forms However, making a deposit or payment will stop the accrual of interest on only the amount you sent. Amended state tax forms Because of compounding rules, interest will continue to accrue on accrued interest, even though you have paid the underlying tax. Amended state tax forms To stop the accrual of interest on both tax and interest, you must make a deposit or payment for both the tax and interest that has accrued as of the date of deposit or payment. Amended state tax forms Payment or Deposit Deposits differ from payments in two ways: You can have all or part of your deposit returned to you without filing for a refund. Amended state tax forms However, if you request and receive your deposit and the IRS later assesses a deficiency for that period and type of tax, interest will be figured as if the funds were never on deposit. Amended state tax forms Also, your deposit will not be returned if one of the following situations applies: The IRS assesses a tax liability. Amended state tax forms The IRS determines that, by returning the deposit, it may not be able to collect a future deficiency. Amended state tax forms The IRS determines that the deposit should be applied against another tax liability. Amended state tax forms Deposits returned to you will include interest based on the Federal short-term rate determined under section 6621(b). Amended state tax forms The deposit returned will be treated as a tax payment to the extent of the disputed tax. Amended state tax forms A disputed tax means the amount of tax specified at the time of deposit as a reasonable estimate of the maximum amount of any tax owed by you, such as the deficiency proposed in the 30-day letter. Amended state tax forms Notice not mailed. Amended state tax forms    If you send money before the IRS mails you a notice of deficiency, you can ask the IRS to treat it as a deposit. Amended state tax forms You must make your request in writing. Amended state tax forms   If, after being notified of a proposed liability but before the IRS mails you a notice of deficiency, you send an amount large enough to cover the proposed liability, it will be considered a payment unless you request in writing that it be treated as a deposit. Amended state tax forms Keep copies of all correspondence you send to the IRS. Amended state tax forms   If the amount you send is at least as much as the proposed liability and you do not request that it be treated as a deposit, the IRS will not send you a notice of deficiency. Amended state tax forms If you do not receive a notice of deficiency, you cannot take your case to the Tax Court. Amended state tax forms See Tax Court , later under Appeal Rights . Amended state tax forms Notice mailed. Amended state tax forms    If, after the IRS mails the notice of deficiency, you send money without written instructions, it will be treated as a payment. Amended state tax forms You will still be able to petition the Tax Court. Amended state tax forms   If you send money after receiving a notice of deficiency and you have specified in writing that it is a “deposit in the nature of a cash bond,” the IRS will treat it as a deposit if you send it before either: The close of the 90-day or 150-day period for filing a petition with the Tax Court to appeal the deficiency, or The date the Tax Court decision is final, if you have filed a petition. Amended state tax forms Using a Deposit To Pay the Tax If you agree with the examiner's proposed changes after the examination, your deposit will be applied against any amount you may owe. Amended state tax forms The IRS will not mail you a notice of deficiency and you will not have the right to take your case to the Tax Court. Amended state tax forms If you do not agree to the full amount of the deficiency after the examination, the IRS will mail you a notice of deficiency. Amended state tax forms Your deposit will be applied against the proposed deficiency unless you write to the IRS before the end of the 90-day or 150-day period stating that you still want the money to be treated as a deposit. Amended state tax forms You will still have the right to take your case to the Tax Court. Amended state tax forms Installment Agreement Request You can request a monthly installment plan if you cannot pay the full amount you owe. Amended state tax forms To be valid, your request must be approved by the IRS. Amended state tax forms However, if you owe $10,000 or less in tax and you meet certain other criteria, the IRS must accept your request. Amended state tax forms Before you request an installment agreement, you should consider other less costly alternatives, such as a bank loan. Amended state tax forms You will continue to be charged interest and penalties on the amount you owe until it is paid in full. Amended state tax forms Unless your income is below a certain level, the fee for an approved installment agreement has increased to $105 ($52 if you make your payments by electronic funds withdrawal). Amended state tax forms If your income is below a certain level, you may qualify to pay a reduced fee of $43. Amended state tax forms For more information about installment agreements, see Form 9465, Installment Agreement Request. Amended state tax forms Interest Netting If you owe interest to the IRS on an underpayment for the same period the IRS owes you interest on an overpayment, the IRS will figure interest on the underpayment and overpayment at the same interest rate (up to the amount of the overpayment). Amended state tax forms As a result, the net rate is zero for that period. Amended state tax forms Abatement of Interest Due to Error or Delay by the IRS The IRS may abate (reduce) the amount of interest you owe if the interest is due to an unreasonable error or delay by an IRS officer or employee in performing a ministerial or managerial act (discussed later). Amended state tax forms Only the amount of interest on income, estate, gift, generation-skipping, and certain excise taxes can be reduced. Amended state tax forms The amount of interest will not be reduced if you or anyone related to you contributed significantly to the error or delay. Amended state tax forms Also, the interest will be reduced only if the error or delay happened after the IRS contacted you in writing about the deficiency or payment on which the interest is based. Amended state tax forms An audit notification letter is such a contact. Amended state tax forms The IRS cannot reduce the amount of interest due to a general administrative decision, such as a decision on how to organize the processing of tax returns. Amended state tax forms Ministerial act. Amended state tax forms    This is a procedural or mechanical act, not involving the exercise of judgment or discretion, during the processing of a case after all prerequisites (for example, conferences and review by supervisors) have taken place. Amended state tax forms A decision concerning the proper application of federal tax law (or other federal or state law) is not a ministerial act. Amended state tax forms Example 1. Amended state tax forms You move from one state to another before the IRS selects your tax return for examination. Amended state tax forms A letter stating that your return has been selected is sent to your old address and then forwarded to your new address. Amended state tax forms When you get the letter, you respond with a request that the examination be transferred to the area office closest to your new address. Amended state tax forms The examination group manager approves your request. Amended state tax forms After your request has been approved, the transfer is a ministerial act. Amended state tax forms The IRS can reduce the interest because of any unreasonable delay in transferring the case. Amended state tax forms Example 2. Amended state tax forms An examination of your return reveals tax due for which a notice of deficiency (90-day letter) will be issued. Amended state tax forms After you and the IRS discuss the issues, the notice is prepared and reviewed. Amended state tax forms After the review process, issuing the notice of deficiency is a ministerial act. Amended state tax forms If there is an unreasonable delay in sending the notice of deficiency to you, the IRS can reduce the interest resulting from the delay. Amended state tax forms Managerial act. Amended state tax forms    This is an administrative act during the processing of a case that involves the loss of records or the exercise of judgment or discretion concerning the management of personnel. Amended state tax forms A decision concerning the proper application of federal tax law (or other federal or state law) is not a managerial act. Amended state tax forms Example. Amended state tax forms A revenue agent is examining your tax return. Amended state tax forms During the middle of the examination, the agent is sent to an extended training course. Amended state tax forms The agent's supervisor decides not to reassign your case, so the work is unreasonably delayed until the agent returns. Amended state tax forms Interest from the unreasonable delay can be abated since both the decision to send the agent to the training class and not to reassign the case are managerial acts. Amended state tax forms How to request abatement of interest. Amended state tax forms    You request an abatement (reduction) of interest on Form 843. Amended state tax forms You should file the claim with the IRS Service Center where you filed the tax return that was affected by the error or delay. Amended state tax forms   If you have already paid the interest and you would like a credit or refund of interest paid, you must file Form 843 within 3 years from the date you filed your original return or 2 years from the date you paid the interest, whichever is later. Amended state tax forms If you have not paid any of the interest, these time limitations for filing Form 843 do not apply. Amended state tax forms   Generally, you should file a separate Form 843 for each tax period and each type of tax. Amended state tax forms However, complete only one Form 843 if the interest is from an IRS error or delay that affected your tax for more than one tax period or for more than one type of tax (for example, where 2 or more tax years were being examined). Amended state tax forms   If your request for abatement of interest is denied, you can appeal the decision to the IRS Appeals Office. Amended state tax forms Tax Court can review failure to abate interest. Amended state tax forms    The Tax Court can review the IRS's refusal to abate (reduce) interest if all of the following requirements are met: You filed a request for abatement of interest (Form 843) with the IRS after July 30,1996. Amended state tax forms The IRS has mailed you a notice of final determination or a notice of disallowance. Amended state tax forms You file a petition with the Tax Court within 180 days of the mailing of the notice of final determination or the notice of disallowance. Amended state tax forms   The following requirements must also be met: For individual and estate taxpayers — your net worth must not exceed $2 million as of the filing date of your petition for review. Amended state tax forms For this purpose, individuals filing a joint return shall be treated as separate individuals. Amended state tax forms For charities and certain cooperatives — you must not have more than 500 employees as of the filing date of your petition for review. Amended state tax forms For all other taxpayers — your net worth must not exceed $7 million, and you must not have more than 500 employees as of the filing date of your petition for review. Amended state tax forms Abatement of Interest for Individuals Affected by Presidentially Declared Disasters or Military or Terrorist Actions If you are (or were) affected by a Presidentially declared disaster occurring after 1996 or a terrorist or military action occurring after September 10, 2001, the IRS may abate (reduce) the amount of interest you owe on certain taxes. Amended state tax forms The IRS may abate interest for the period of any additional time to file or pay that the IRS provides on account of the disaster or the terrorist or military action. Amended state tax forms The IRS will issue a notice or news release indicating who are affected taxpayers and stating the period of relief. Amended state tax forms If you are eligible for relief from interest, but were charged interest for the period of relief, the IRS may retroactively abate your interest. Amended state tax forms To the extent possible, the IRS can take the following actions: Make appropriate adjustments to your account. Amended state tax forms Notify you when the adjustments are made. Amended state tax forms Refund any interest paid by you where appropriate. Amended state tax forms For more information on disaster area losses, see Disaster Area Losses in Publication 547. Amended state tax forms For more information on other tax relief for victims of terrorist attacks, see Publication 3920. Amended state tax forms Offer in Compromise In certain circumstances, the IRS will allow you to pay less than the full amount you owe. Amended state tax forms If you think you may qualify, you should submit your offer by filing Form 656, Offer in Compromise. Amended state tax forms The IRS may accept your offer for any of the following reasons: There is doubt about the amount you owe (or whether you owe it). Amended state tax forms There is doubt as to whether you can pay the amount you owe based on your financial situation. Amended state tax forms An economic hardship would result if you had to pay the full amount owed. Amended state tax forms Your case presents compelling reasons that the IRS determines are a sufficient basis for compromise. Amended state tax forms If your offer is rejected, you have 30 days to ask the Appeals Office of the IRS to reconsider your offer. Amended state tax forms The IRS offers fast track mediation services to help taxpayers resolve many issues including a dispute regarding an offer in compromise. Amended state tax forms For more information, see Publication 3605. Amended state tax forms Generally, if you submit an offer in compromise, the IRS will delay certain collection activities. Amended state tax forms The IRS usually will not levy (take) your property to settle your tax bill during the following periods: While the IRS is evaluating your offer in compromise. Amended state tax forms The 30 days immediately after the offer is rejected. Amended state tax forms While your timely-filed appeal is being considered by Appeals. Amended state tax forms Also, if the IRS rejects your original offer and you submit a revised offer within 30 days of the rejection, the IRS generally will not levy your property while it considers your revised offer. Amended state tax forms For more information about submitting an offer in compromise, see Form 656. Amended state tax forms Appeal Rights Because people sometimes disagree on tax matters, the IRS has an appeals system. Amended state tax forms Most differences can be settled within this system without expensive and time-consuming court trials. Amended state tax forms However, your reasons for disagreeing must come within the scope of the tax laws. Amended state tax forms For example, you cannot appeal your case based only on moral, religious, political, constitutional, conscientious, or similar grounds. Amended state tax forms In most instances, you may be eligible to take your case to court if you do not reach an agreement at your appeals conference, or if you do not want to appeal your case to the IRS Office of Appeals. Amended state tax forms See Appeals to the Courts , later, for more information. Amended state tax forms Appeal Within the IRS You can appeal an IRS tax decision to a local Appeals Office, which is separate from and independent of the IRS office taking the action you disagree with. Amended state tax forms The Appeals Office is the only level of appeal within the IRS. Amended state tax forms Conferences with Appeals Office personnel are held in an informal manner by correspondence, by telephone, or at a personal conference. Amended state tax forms If you want an appeals conference, follow the instructions in the letter you received. Amended state tax forms Your request will be sent to the Appeals Office to arrange a conference at a convenient time and place. Amended state tax forms You or your representative should be prepared to discuss all disputed issues at the conference. Amended state tax forms Most differences are settled at this level. Amended state tax forms If agreement is not reached at your appeals conference, you may be eligible to take your case to court. Amended state tax forms See Appeals to the Courts , later. Amended state tax forms Protests and Small Case Requests When you request an Appeals conference, you may also need to file either a formal written protest or a small case request with the office named in the letter you received. Amended state tax forms Also, see the special appeal request procedures in Publication 1660. Amended state tax forms Written protest. Amended state tax forms   You need to file a written protest in the following cases: All employee plan and exempt organization cases without regard to the dollar amount at issue. Amended state tax forms All partnership and S corporation cases without regard to the dollar amount at issue. Amended state tax forms All other cases, unless you qualify for the small case request procedure, or other special appeal procedures such as requesting Appeals consideration of liens, levies, seizures, or installment agreements. Amended state tax forms   If you must submit a written protest, see the instructions in Publication 5 about the information you need to provide. Amended state tax forms The IRS urges you to provide as much information as you can, as it will help speed up your appeal. Amended state tax forms That will save you both time and money. Amended state tax forms    Be sure to send the protest within the time limit specified in the letter you received. Amended state tax forms Small case request. Amended state tax forms   If the total amount for any tax period is not more than $25,000, you may make a small case request instead of filing a formal written protest. Amended state tax forms In figuring the total amount, include a proposed increase or decrease in tax (including penalties), or claimed refund. Amended state tax forms If you are making an offer in compromise, include total unpaid tax, penalty, and interest due. Amended state tax forms For a small case request, follow the instructions in our letter to you by sending a letter: Requesting Appeals consideration, Indicating the changes you do not agree with, and Indicating the reasons why you do not agree. Amended state tax forms Representation You can represent yourself at your appeals conference, or you can be represented by any federally authorized practitioner, including an attorney, a certified public accountant, an enrolled actuary, or an enrolled agent. Amended state tax forms If your representative attends a conference without you, he or she can receive or inspect confidential information only if you have filed a power of attorney or a tax information authorization. Amended state tax forms You can use a Form 2848 or any other properly written power of attorney or authorization. Amended state tax forms You can also bring witnesses to support your position. Amended state tax forms Confidentiality privilege. Amended state tax forms   Generally, the same confidentiality protection that you have with an attorney also applies to certain communications that you have with federally authorized practitioners. Amended state tax forms See Confidentiality privilege under If Your Return Is Examined , earlier. Amended state tax forms Appeals to the Courts If you and the IRS still disagree after the appeals conference, you may be entitled to take your case to the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, or a United States District Court. Amended state tax forms These courts are independent of the IRS. Amended state tax forms If you elect to bypass the IRS's appeals system, you may be able to take your case to one of the courts listed above. Amended state tax forms However, a case petitioned to the United States Tax Court will normally be considered for settlement by an Appeals Officer before the Tax Court hears the case. Amended state tax forms If you unreasonably fail to pursue the IRS's appeals system, or if your case is intended primarily to cause a delay, or your position is frivolous or groundless, the Tax Court may impose a penalty of up to $25,000. Amended state tax forms See Appeal Within the IRS, earlier. Amended state tax forms Prohibition on requests to taxpayers to give up rights to bring civil action. Amended state tax forms   The Government cannot ask you to waive your right to sue the United States or a Government officer or employee for any action taken in connection with the tax laws. Amended state tax forms However, your right to sue can be waived if: You knowingly and voluntarily waive that right, The request to waive that right is made in writing to your attorney or other federally authorized practitioner, or The request is made in person and your attorney or other representative is present. Amended state tax forms Burden of proof. Amended state tax forms   For court proceedings resulting from examinations started after July 22, 1998, the IRS generally has the burden of proof for any factual issue if you have met the following requirements: You introduced credible evidence relating to the issue. Amended state tax forms You complied with all substantiation requirements of the Internal Revenue Code. Amended state tax forms You maintained all records required by the Internal Revenue Code. Amended state tax forms You cooperated with all reasonable requests by the IRS for information regarding the preparation and related tax treatment of any item reported on your tax return. Amended state tax forms You had a net worth of $7 million or less and not more than 500 employees at the time your tax liability is contested in any court proceeding if your tax return is for a corporation, partnership, or trust. Amended state tax forms    The burden of proof does not change on an issue when another provision of the tax laws requires a specific burden of proof with respect to that issue. Amended state tax forms Use of statistical information. Amended state tax forms   In the case of an individual, the IRS has the burden of proof in court proceedings based on any IRS reconstruction of income solely through the use of statistical information on unrelated taxpayers. Amended state tax forms Penalties. Amended state tax forms   The IRS has the burden of initially producing evidence in court proceedings with respect to the liability of any individual taxpayer for any penalty, addition to tax, or additional amount imposed by the tax laws. Amended state tax forms Recovering litigation or administrative costs. Amended state tax forms   These are the expenses that you pay to defend your position to the IRS or the courts. Amended state tax forms You may be able to recover reasonable litigation or administrative costs if all of the following conditions apply: You are the prevailing party. Amended state tax forms You exhaust all administrative remedies within the IRS. Amended state tax forms Your net worth is below a certain limit (see Net worth requirements , later). Amended state tax forms You do not unreasonably delay the proceeding. Amended state tax forms You apply for administrative costs within 90 days of the date on which the final decision of the IRS Office of Appeals as to the determination of the tax, interest, or penalty was mailed to you. Amended state tax forms You apply for litigation costs within the time frames provided by Tax Court Rule 231, found at http://www. Amended state tax forms ustaxcourt. Amended state tax forms gov  www. Amended state tax forms ustaxcourt. Amended state tax forms gov . Amended state tax forms   Prevailing party, reasonable litigation costs, and reasonable administrative costs are explained later. Amended state tax forms Note. Amended state tax forms If the IRS denies your award of administrative costs, and you want to appeal, you must petition the Tax Court within 90 days of the date on which the IRS mails the denial notice. Amended state tax forms Prevailing party. Amended state tax forms   Generally, you are the prevailing party if: You substantially prevail with respect to the amount in controversy or on the most significant tax issue or set of issues in question, and You meet the net worth requirements, discussed later. Amended state tax forms   You will not be treated as the prevailing party if the United States establishes that its position was substantially justified. Amended state tax forms The position of the United States is presumed not to be substantially justified if the IRS: Did not follow its applicable published guidance (such as regulations, revenue rulings, notices, announcements, private letter rulings, technical advice memoranda, and determination letters issued to the taxpayer) in the proceeding (This presumption can be overcome by evidence. Amended state tax forms ), or Has lost in courts of appeal for other circuits on substantially similar issues. Amended state tax forms   The court will generally decide who is the prevailing party. Amended state tax forms Reasonable litigation costs. Amended state tax forms   These include the following costs: Reasonable court costs. Amended state tax forms The reasonable costs of studies, analyses, engineering reports, tests, or projects found by the court to be necessary for the preparation of your case. Amended state tax forms The reasonable costs of expert witnesses. Amended state tax forms Attorney fees that generally may not exceed $125 maximum hourly rate as set by statute and indexed for inflation. Amended state tax forms See Attorney fees , later. Amended state tax forms Reasonable administrative costs. Amended state tax forms   These include the following costs: Any administrative fees or similar charges imposed by the IRS. Amended state tax forms The reasonable costs of studies, analyses, engineering reports, tests, or projects. Amended state tax forms The reasonable costs of expert witnesses. Amended state tax forms Attorney fees that generally may not exceed $125 per hour. Amended state tax forms See Attorney fees , later. Amended state tax forms Timing of costs. Amended state tax forms    Administrative costs can be awarded for costs incurred after the earliest of: The date the first letter of proposed deficiency is sent that allows you an opportunity to request administrative review in the IRS Office of Appeals, The date you receive notice of the IRS Office of Appeals' decision, or The date of the notice of deficiency. Amended state tax forms Net worth requirements. Amended state tax forms   An individual taxpayer may be able to recover litigation or administrative costs if the following requirements are met: For individuals — your net worth does not exceed $2 million as of the filing date of your petition for review. Amended state tax forms For this purpose, individuals filing a joint return are treated as separate individuals. Amended state tax forms For estates — your net worth does not exceed $2 million as of the date of the decedent's death. Amended state tax forms For charities and certain cooperatives — you do not have more than 500 employees as of the filing date of your petition for review. Amended state tax forms For all other taxpayers — as of the filing date of your petition for review, your net worth does not exceed $7 million, and you must not have more than 500 employees. Amended state tax forms Qualified offer rule. Amended state tax forms    You can also receive reasonable costs and fees and be treated as a prevailing party in a civil action or proceeding if: You make a qualified offer to the IRS to settle your case, The IRS does not accept that offer, and The tax liability (not including interest, unless interest is at issue) later determined by the court is equal to or less than the amount of your qualified offer. Amended state tax forms You must also meet the remaining requirements, including the exhaustion of administrative remedies and the net worth requirement, discussed earlier, to get the benefit of the qualified offer rule. Amended state tax forms Qualified offer. Amended state tax forms    This is a written offer made by you during the qualified offer period. Amended state tax forms It must specify both the offered amount of your liability (not including interest) and that it is a qualified offer. Amended state tax forms   To be a qualified offer, it must remain open from the date it is made until the earliest of: The date it is rejected, The date the trial begins, or 90 days from the date it is made. Amended state tax forms Qualified offer period. Amended state tax forms    This period begins on the day the IRS mails you the first letter of proposed deficiency that allows you to request review by the IRS Office of Appeals. Amended state tax forms It ends 30 days before your case is first set for trial. Amended state tax forms Attorney fees. Amended state tax forms   Attorney fees generally may not exceed $125 maximum hourly rate as set by statute and indexed for inflation. Amended state tax forms However, this amount can be higher in certain limited circumstances depending on the level of difficulty of the issues in the case and the local availability of tax expertise. Amended state tax forms See IRS. Amended state tax forms gov for more information. Amended state tax forms    Attorney fees include the fees paid by a taxpayer for the services of anyone who is authorized to practice before the Tax Court or before the IRS. Amended state tax forms In addition, attorney fees can be awarded in civil actions for unauthorized inspection or disclosure of a taxpayer's return or return information. Amended state tax forms   Fees can be awarded in excess of the actual amount charged if: You are represented for no fee, or for a nominal fee, as a pro bono service, and The award is paid to your representative or to your representative's employer. Amended state tax forms Jurisdiction for determination of employment status. Amended state tax forms    The Tax Court can review IRS employment status determinations (for example, whether individuals hired by you are in fact your employees or independent contractors) and the amount of employment tax under such determinations. Amended state tax forms Tax Court review can take place only if, in connection with an audit of any person, there is a controversy involving a determination by the IRS that either: One or more individuals performing services for that person are employees of that person, or That person is not entitled to relief under Section 530(a) of the Revenue Act of 1978 (discussed later). Amended state tax forms   The following rules also apply to a Tax Court review of employment status: A Tax Court petition to review these determinations can be filed only by the person for whom the services are performed, If you receive a Notice of Determination by certified or registered mail, you must file a petition for Tax Court review within 90 days of the date of mailing that notice (150 days if the notice is addressed to you outside the United States), If during the Tax Court proceeding, you begin to treat as an employee an individual whose employment status is at issue, the Tax Court will not consider that change in its decision, Assessment and collection of tax is suspended while the Tax Court review is taking place, Payment of the asserted employment tax deficiency is not required to petition the U. Amended state tax forms S. Amended state tax forms Tax Court for a determination of employment status. Amended state tax forms There can be a de novo review by the Tax Court (a review which does not consider IRS administrative findings), and At your request and with the Tax Court's agreement, small tax case procedures (discussed later) are available to simplify the case resolution process when the amount at issue (including additions to tax and penalties) is $50,000 or less for each tax period involved. Amended state tax forms   For further information, see Publication 3953, Questions and Answers About Tax Court Proceedings for Determination of Employment Status Under IRC Section 7436. Amended state tax forms Section 530(a) of the Revenue Act of 1978. Amended state tax forms   This section relieves an employer of certain employment tax responsibilities for individuals not treated as employees. Amended state tax forms It also provides relief to taxpayers under audit or involved in administrative or judicial proceedings. Amended state tax forms Tax Court review of request for relief from joint and several liability on a joint return. Amended state tax forms    As discussed later, at Relief from joint and several liability on a joint return under Claims for Refund, you can request relief from liability for tax you owe, plus related penalties and interest, that you believe should be paid by your spouse (or former spouse). Amended state tax forms You also can petition (ask) the Tax Court to review your request for innocent spouse relief or separation of liability if either: The IRS sends you a determination notice denying, in whole or in part, your request, or You do not receive a determination notice from the IRS within 6 months from the date you file Form 8857. Amended state tax forms   If you receive a determination notice, you must petition the Tax Court to review your request during the 90-day period that begins on the date the IRS mails the notice. Amended state tax forms See Publication 971 for more information. Amended state tax forms Note. Amended state tax forms Your spouse or former spouse may file a written protest and request an Appeals conference to protest your claim of innocent spouse relief or separation of liability. Amended state tax forms See Rev. Amended state tax forms Proc. Amended state tax forms 2003-19, which is on page 371 of the Internal Revenue Bulletin 2003-5 at  www. Amended state tax forms irs. Amended state tax forms gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb03-05. Amended state tax forms pdf. Amended state tax forms Tax Court You can take your case to the United States Tax Court if you disagree with the IRS over: Income tax, Estate tax, Gift tax, Employment tax involving IRS employment status determinations, or Certain excise taxes of private foundations, public charities, qualified pension and other retirement plans, or real estate investment trusts. Amended state tax forms For information on Tax Court review of a determination of employment status, see Jurisdiction for determination of employment status, earlier. Amended state tax forms For information on Tax Court review of an IRS refusal to abate interest, see Tax Court can review failure to abate interest, earlier under Examination of Returns. Amended state tax forms For information on Tax Court review of Appeals determinations with respect to lien notices and proposed levies, see Publication 1660. Amended state tax forms You cannot take your case to the Tax Court before the IRS sends you a notice of deficiency. Amended state tax forms You can only appeal your case if you file a petition within 90 days from the date the notice is mailed to you (150 days if it is addressed to you outside the United States). Amended state tax forms The notice will show the 90th (or 150th) day by which you must file your petition with the Tax Court. Amended state tax forms Withdrawal of notice of deficiency. Amended state tax forms If you consent, the IRS can withdraw a notice of deficiency. Amended state tax forms A notice of deficiency may be rescinded if the notice was issued as a result of an administrative error; the taxpayer submits information establishing the actual tax due is less than the amount shown in the notice; the taxpayer specifically requests a conference with the appropriate Appeals office for the purpose of entering into settlement negotiations. Amended state tax forms However, the notice may be rescinded only if the appropriate Appeals office first decides that the case is susceptible to agreement. Amended state tax forms See Revenue Procedure 98-54 for a more detailed explanation of the requirements. Amended state tax forms Once withdrawn, the limits on credits, refunds, and assessments concerning the notice are void, and you and the IRS have the rights and obligations that you had before the notice was issued. Amended state tax forms The suspension of any time limitation while the notice of deficiency was issued will not change when the notice is withdrawn. Amended state tax forms After the notice is withdrawn, you cannot file a petition with the Tax Court based on the notice. Amended state tax forms Also, the IRS can later issue a notice of deficiency in a greater or lesser amount than the amount in the withdrawn deficiency. Amended state tax forms Generally, the Tax Court hears cases before any tax has been assessed and paid; however, you can pay the tax after the notice of deficiency has been issued and still petition the Tax Court for review. Amended state tax forms If you do not file your petition on time, the proposed tax will be assessed, a bill will be sent, and you will not be able to take your case to the Tax Court. Amended state tax forms Under the law, you must pay the tax within 21 days (10 business days if the amount is $100,000 or more). Amended state tax forms Collection can proceed even if you think that the amount is excessive. Amended state tax forms Publication 594 explains IRS collection procedures. Amended state tax forms If you filed your petition on time, the court will schedule your case for trial at a location convenient to you. Amended state tax forms You can represent yourself before the Tax Court or you can be represented by anyone admitted to practice before that court. Amended state tax forms Small tax case procedure. Amended state tax forms   If the amount in your case is $50,000 or less for any 1 tax year or period, you can request that your case be handled under the small tax case procedure. Amended state tax forms If the Tax Court approves, you can present your case to the Tax Court for a decision that is final and that you cannot appeal. Amended state tax forms You can get more information regarding the small tax case procedure and other Tax Court matters from the United States Tax Court, 400 Second Street, N. Amended state tax forms W. Amended state tax forms , Washington, DC 20217. Amended state tax forms More information can be found on the Tax Court's website at www. Amended state tax forms ustaxcourt. Amended state tax forms gov. Amended state tax forms Motion to request redetermination of interest. Amended state tax forms   In certain cases, you can file a motion asking the Tax Court to redetermine the amount of interest on either an underpayment or an overpayment. Amended state tax forms You can do this only in a situation that meets all of the following requirements: The IRS has assessed a deficiency that was determined by the Tax Court. Amended state tax forms The assessment included interest. Amended state tax forms You have paid the entire amount of the deficiency plus the interest claimed by the IRS. Amended state tax forms The Tax Court has found that you made an overpayment. Amended state tax forms You must file the motion within one year after the decision of the Tax Court becomes final. Amended state tax forms District Court and Court of Federal Claims Generally, the District Courts and the Court of Federal Claims hear tax cases only after you have paid the entire tax and penalties, and filed a claim for a credit or refund. Amended state tax forms The taxpayer may litigate certain types of employment tax cases in either the United States District Court or the United States Court of Federal Claims. Amended state tax forms Before taxpayers can initiate suit in either of these courts with respect to certain employment taxes, they will have to pay, at a minimum, the employment tax assessment attributable to one employee for any one quarter and file a claim for refund of the tax. Amended state tax forms Once the claim for refund is denied or 6 months elapse without any action by the IRS, the taxpayer may initiate suit. Amended state tax forms As explained later under Claims for Refund, you can file a claim with the IRS for a credit or refund if you think that the tax you paid is incorrect or excessive. Amended state tax forms If your claim is totally or partially disallowed by the IRS, you should receive a notice of claim disallowance. Amended state tax forms If the IRS does not act on your claim within 6 months from the date you filed it, you can then file suit for a refund. Amended state tax forms You generally must file suit for a credit or refund no later than 2 years after the IRS informs you that your claim has been rejected. Amended state tax forms However, you can file suit if it has been 6 months since you filed your claim and the IRS has not yet delivered a decision. Amended state tax forms You can file suit for a credit or refund in your United States District Court or in the United States Court of Federal Claims. Amended state tax forms However, you cannot appeal to the United States Court of Federal Claims if your claim is for credit or refund of a penalty that relates to promoting an abusive tax shelter or to aiding and abetting the understatement of tax liability on someone else's return. Amended state tax forms For information about procedures for filing suit in either court, contact the Clerk of your District Court or of the United States Court of Federal Claims. Amended state tax forms Refund or Credit of Overpayments Before Final Determination Any court with proper jurisdiction, including the Tax Court, can order the IRS to refund any part of a tax deficiency that the IRS collects from you during a period when the IRS is not permitted to assess that deficiency, or to levy or engage in any court proceeding to collect that deficiency. Amended state tax forms In addition, the court can order a refund of any part of an overpayment determined by the Tax Court that is not at issue on appeal to a higher court. Amended state tax forms The court can order these refunds before its decision on the case is final. Amended state tax forms Taxpayers should thoroughly review IRS settlement offers before signing a Tax Court Decision document to ensure that all adjustments are correct, including the inclusion of any tax credits that the taxpayer is allowed to claim. Amended state tax forms Note. Amended state tax forms The court may no longer order a refund of an overpayment after the case is final. Amended state tax forms Generally, the IRS is not permitted to take action on a tax deficiency during: The 90-day (or 150-day if outside the United States) period that you have to petition a notice of deficiency to the Tax Court, or The period that the case is under appeal if a bond is provided. Amended state tax forms Claims for Refund If you believe you have overpaid your tax, you have a limited amount of time in which to file a claim for a credit or refund. Amended state tax forms You can claim a credit or refund by filing Form 1040X. Amended state tax forms See Time for Filing a Claim for Refund , later. Amended state tax forms File your claim by mailing it to the IRS Service Center where you filed your original return. Amended state tax forms File a separate form for each year or period involved. Amended state tax forms Include an explanation of each item of income, deduction, or credit on which you are basing your claim. Amended state tax forms Corporations should file Form 1120X, Amended U. Amended state tax forms S. Amended state tax forms Corporation Income Tax Return, or other form appropriate to the type of credit or refund claimed. Amended state tax forms See Publication 3920 for information on filing claims for tax forgiveness for individuals affected by terrorist attacks. Amended state tax forms Requesting a copy of your tax return. Amended state tax forms   You can obtain a copy of the actual return and all attachments you filed with the IRS for an earlier year. Amended state tax forms This includes a copy of the Form W-2 or Form 1099 filed with your return. Amended state tax forms Use Form 4506 to make your request. Amended state tax forms You will be charged a fee, which you must pay when you submit Form 4506. Amended state tax forms Requesting a copy of your tax account information. Amended state tax forms   Use Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return, to request free copies of your tax return transcript, tax account transcript, record of account, verification of nonfiling, or Form W-2, Form 1099 series, Form 1098 series, or Form 5498 series transcript. Amended state tax forms The tax return transcript contains most of the line items of a tax return. Amended state tax forms A tax account transcript contains information on the financial status of the account, such as payments, penalty assessments, and adjustments. Amended state tax forms A record of account is a combination of line item information and later adjustments to the account. Amended state tax forms Form W-2, Form 1099 series, Form 1098 series, or Form 5498 series transcript contains data from these information returns. Amended state tax forms Penalty for erroneous claim for refund. Amended state tax forms   If you claim an excessive amount of tax refund or credit relating to income tax (other than a claim relating to the earned income credit), you may be liable for a penalty of 20% of the amount that is determined to be excessive. Amended state tax forms An excessive amount is the amount of the claim for refund or credit that is more than the amount of claim allowable for the tax year. Amended state tax forms The penalty may be waived if you can show that you had a reasonable basis for making the claim. Amended state tax forms Time for Filing a Claim for Refund Generally, you must file a claim for a credit or refund within 3 years from the date you filed your original return or 2 years from the date you paid the tax, whichever is later. Amended state tax forms If you do not file a claim within this period, you may no longer be entitled to a credit or a refund. Amended state tax forms If the due date to file a return or a claim for a credit or refund is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, it is filed on time if it is filed on the next business day. Amended state tax forms Returns you filed before the due date are considered filed on the due date. Amended state tax forms This is true even when the due date is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Amended state tax forms Disaster area claims for refund. Amended state tax forms   If you live in a Presidentially declared disaster area or are affected by terroristic or military action, the deadline to file a claim for a refund may be postponed. Amended state tax forms This section discusses the special rules that apply to Presidentially declared disaster area refunds. Amended state tax forms    A Presidentially declared disaster is a disaster that occurred in an area declared by the President to be eligible for federal assistance under the Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Amended state tax forms Postponed refund deadlines. Amended state tax forms   The IRS may postpone for up to 1 year the deadlines for filing a claim for refund. Amended state tax forms The postponement can be used by taxpayers who are affected by a Presidentially declared disaster. Amended state tax forms The IRS may also postpone deadlines for filing income and employment tax returns, paying income and employment taxes, and making contributions to a traditional IRA or Roth IRA. Amended state tax forms For more information, see Publication 547. Amended state tax forms   If any deadline is postponed, the IRS will publicize the postponement in your area and publish a news release, revenue ruling, revenue procedure, notice, announcement, or other guidance in the Internal Revenue Bulletin. Amended state tax forms A list of the areas eligible for assistance under the Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act is available at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website at www. Amended state tax forms fema. Amended state tax forms gov and at the IRS website at www. Amended state tax forms irs. Amended state tax forms gov. Amended state tax forms Nonfilers can get refund of overpayments paid within 3-year period. Amended state tax forms   The Tax Court can consider taxes paid during the 3-year period preceding the date of a notice of deficiency for determining any refund due to a nonfiler. Amended state tax forms This means that if you do not file your return, and you receive a notice of deficiency in the third year after the due date (with extensions) of your return and file suit with the Tax Court to contest the notice of deficiency, you may be able to receive a refund of excessive amounts paid within the 3-year period preceding the date of the notice of deficiency. Amended state tax forms The IRS may postpone for up to 1 year certain tax deadlines, including the time for filing claims for refund, for taxpayers who are affected by a terrorist attack occurring after September 10, 2001. Amended state tax forms For more information, see Publication 3920. Amended state tax forms Claim for refund by estates electing the installment method of payment. Amended state tax forms   In certain cases where an estate has elected to make tax payments through the installment method, the executor can file a suit for refund with a U. Amended state tax forms S. Amended state tax forms District Court or the U. Amended state tax forms S. Amended state tax forms Court of Federal Claims before all the installment payments have been made. Amended state tax forms However, all the following must be true before a suit can be filed: The estate consists largely of an interest in a closely-held business. Amended state tax forms All installment payments due on or before the date the suit is filed have been made. Amended state tax forms No accelerated installment payments have been made. Amended state tax forms No Tax Court case is pending with respect to any estate tax liability. Amended state tax forms If a notice of deficiency was issued to the estate regarding its liability for estate tax, the time for petitioning the Tax Court has passed. Amended state tax forms No proceeding is pending for a declaratory judgment by the Tax Court on whether the estate is eligible to pay tax in installments. Amended state tax forms The executor has not included any previously litigated issues in the current suit for refund. Amended state tax forms The executor does not discontinue making installment payments timely, while the court considers the suit for refund. Amended state tax forms    If in its final decision on the suit for refund the court redetermines the estate's tax liability, the IRS must refund any part of the estate tax amount that is disallowed. Amended state tax forms This includes any part of the disallowed amount previously collected by the IRS. Amended state tax forms Protective claim for refund. Amended state tax forms   If your right to a refund is contingent on future events and may not be determinable until after the time period for filing a claim for refund expires, you can file a protective claim for refund. Amended state tax forms A protective claim can be either a formal claim or an amended return for credit or refund. Amended state tax forms Protective claims are often based on current litigation or expected changes in the tax law, other legislation, or regulations. Amended state tax forms A protective claim preserves your right to claim a refund when the contingency is resolved. Amended state tax forms A protective claim does not have to state a particular dollar amount or demand an immediate refund. Amended state tax forms However, to be valid, a protective claim must: Be in writing and be signed, Include your name, address, social security number or individual taxpayer identification number, and other contact information, Identify and describe the contingencies affecting the claim, Clearly alert the IRS to the essential nature of the claim, and Identify the specific year(s) for which a refund is sought. Amended state tax forms   Generally, the IRS will delay action on the protective claim until the contingency is resolved. Amended state tax forms Once the contingency is resolved, the IRS may obtain additional information necessary to process the claim and then either allow or disallow the claim. Amended state tax forms   Mail your protective claim for refund to the address listed in the instructions for Form 1040X, under Where To File. Amended state tax forms Exceptions The limits on your claim for refund can be affected by the type of item that forms the basis of your claim. Amended state tax forms Special refunds. Amended state tax forms   If you file a claim for refund based on one of the items listed below, the limits discussed earlier under Time for Filing a Claim for Refund may not apply. Amended state tax forms These special items are: A bad debt, A worthless security, A payment or accrual of foreign tax, A net operating loss carryback, and A carryback of certain tax credits. Amended state tax forms   The limits discussed earlier also may not apply if you have signed an agreement to extend the period of assessment of tax. Amended state tax forms For information on special rules on filing claims for an individual affected by a terrorist attack, see Publication 3920. Amended state tax forms Periods of financial disability. Amended state tax forms   If you are an individual (not a corporation or other taxpaying entity), the period of limitations on credits and refunds can be suspended during periods when you cannot manage your financial affairs because of physical or mental impairment that is medically determinable and either: Has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for at least 12 months, or Can be expected to result in death. Amended state tax forms    The period for filing a claim for refund will not be suspended for any time that someone else, such as your spouse or guardian, was authorized to act for you in financial matters. Amended state tax forms   To claim financial disability, you generally must submit the following statements with your claim for credit or refund: A written statement signed by a physician, qualified to make the determination, that sets forth: The name and a description of your physical or mental impairment, The physician's medical opinion that your physical or mental impairment prevented you from managing your financial affairs, The physician's medical opinion that your physical or mental impairment was or can be expected to result in death, or that it has lasted (or can be expected to last) for a continuous period of not less than 12 months, and To the best of the physician's knowledge, the specific time period during which you were prevented by such physical or mental impairment from managing your financial affairs, and A written statement by the person signing the claim for credit or refund that no person, including your spouse, was authorized to act on your behalf in financial matters during the period described in paragraph (1)(d) of the physician's statement. Amended state tax forms Alternatively, if a person was authorized to act on your behalf in financial matters during any part of the period described in that paragraph, the beginning and ending dates of the period of time the person was so authorized. Amended state tax forms    The period of limitations will not be suspended on any claim for refund that (without regard to this provision) was barred as of July 22, 1998. Amended state tax forms Limit on Amount of Refund If you file your claim within 3 years after filing your return, the credit or refund cannot be more than the part of the tax paid wi
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The Amended State Tax Forms

Amended state tax forms Accelerated Cost Recovery System (ACRS) Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: ACRS Defined What Can and Cannot Be Depreciated Under ACRSRecovery Property Nonrecovery Property How To Figure the DeductionUnadjusted Basis Classes of Recovery Property Recovery Periods Alternate ACRS Method (Modified Straight Line Method) ACRS Deduction in Short Tax Year DispositionsEarly dispositions of ACRS property other than 15-, 18-, or 19-year real property. Amended state tax forms Dispositions — mass asset accounts. Amended state tax forms Early dispositions — 15-year real property. Amended state tax forms Early dispositions — 18- and 19-year real property. Amended state tax forms Depreciation Recapture Topics - This chapter discusses: The definition of ACRS What can and cannot be depreciated under ACRS How to figure the deduction Dispositions Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 551 Basis of Assets 583 Starting a Business and Keeping Records Form (and Instructions) 3115 Application for Change in Accounting Method 4562 Depreciation and Amortization The Accelerated Cost Recovery System (ACRS) applies to property first used before 1987. Amended state tax forms It is the name given to tax rules for getting back (recovering) through depreciation deductions the cost of property used in a trade or business or to produce income. Amended state tax forms These rules are mandatory and generally apply to tangible property placed in service after 1980 and before 1987. Amended state tax forms If you placed property in service during this period, you must continue to figure your depreciation under ACRS. Amended state tax forms If you used listed property placed in service after June 18, 1984, less than 50% for business in 1995, see Predominant Use Test in chapter 3. Amended state tax forms Listed property includes cars, other means of transportation, and certain computers. Amended state tax forms Any additions or improvements placed in service after 1986, including any components of a building (such as plumbing, wiring, storm windows, etc. Amended state tax forms ), are depreciated using MACRS, discussed in chapter 3 of Publication 946. Amended state tax forms It does not matter that the underlying property is depreciated under ACRS or one of the other methods. Amended state tax forms ACRS Defined ACRS consists of accelerated depreciation methods and an alternate ACRS method that could have been elected. Amended state tax forms The alternate ACRS method used a recovery percentage based on a modified straight line method. Amended state tax forms The law prescribes fixed percentages to be uses for each class of property. Amended state tax forms Property depreciable under ACRS is called recovery property. Amended state tax forms The recovery class of property determines the recovery period. Amended state tax forms Generally, the class life of property places it in a 3-year, 5-year, 10-year, 15-year, 18-year, or 19-year recovery class. Amended state tax forms Under ACRS, the prescribed percentages are used to recover the unadjusted basis of recovery property. Amended state tax forms To figure a depreciation deduction, you multiply the prescribed percentage for the recovery class by the unadjusted basis of the recovery property. Amended state tax forms You must continue to figure your depreciation under ACRS for property placed in service after 1980 and before 1987. Amended state tax forms For property you placed in service after 1986, you must use MACRS, discussed in chapter 3 of Publication 946. Amended state tax forms What Can and Cannot Be Depreciated Under ACRS ACRS applies to most depreciable tangible property placed in service after 1980 and before 1987. Amended state tax forms It includes new or used and real or personal property. Amended state tax forms The property must be for use in a trade or business or for the production of income. Amended state tax forms Property you acquired before 1981 or after 1986 is not ACRS recovery property. Amended state tax forms For information on depreciating property acquired before 1981, see chapter 2. Amended state tax forms For information on depreciating property acquired after 1986, see chapter 3 of Publication 946. Amended state tax forms Recovery Property Recovery property under ACRS is tangible depreciable property placed in service after 1980 and before 1987. Amended state tax forms It generally includes new or used property that you acquired after 1980 and before 1987 for use in your trade or business or for the production of income. Amended state tax forms Nonrecovery Property You cannot use ACRS for property you placed in service before 1981 or after 1986. Amended state tax forms Nonrecovery property also includes: Intangible property, Property you elected to exclude from ACRS that is properly depreciated under a method of depreciation that is not based on a term of years, Certain public utility property, and Certain property acquired and excluded from ACRS because of the antichurning rules. Amended state tax forms Intangible property. Amended state tax forms   Intangible property is not depreciated under ACRS. Amended state tax forms Property depreciated under methods not expressed in a term of years. Amended state tax forms   Certain property depreciated under a method not expressed in a term of years is not depreciated under ACRS. Amended state tax forms This included any property: If you made an irrevocable election to exclude such property, and In the first year that you could have claimed depreciation, you properly used the unit-of-production method or any method of depreciation not expressed in a term of years (not including the retirement-replacement-betterment method). Amended state tax forms Public utility property. Amended state tax forms   Public utility property for which the taxpayer does not use a normalization method of accounting is excluded from ACRS and is subject to depreciation under a special rule. Amended state tax forms Additions or improvements to ACRS property after 1986. Amended state tax forms   Any additions or improvements placed in service after 1986, including any components of a building (plumbing, wiring, storm windows, etc. Amended state tax forms ) are depreciated using MACRS, discussed in chapter 3 of Publication 946. Amended state tax forms It does not matter that the underlying property is depreciated under ACRS or one of the other methods. Amended state tax forms How To Figure the Deduction After you determine that your property can be depreciated under ACRS, you are ready to figure your deduction. Amended state tax forms Because the conventions are built into the percentage table rates, you only need to know the following: The unadjusted basis of your recovery property, The classes of recovery property, The recovery periods, and Whether to use the prescribed percentages based on accelerated methods or percentages based on using the alternate ACRS method. Amended state tax forms Unadjusted Basis To figure your ACRS deduction, you multiply the unadjusted basis in your recovery property by its applicable percentage for the year. Amended state tax forms Unadjusted basis is the same amount you would use to figure gain on a sale, but it is figured without taking into account any depreciation taken in earlier years. Amended state tax forms However, reduce your original basis by the amount of amortization taken on the property and by any section 179 deduction claimed as discussed in chapter 2 of Publication 946. Amended state tax forms If you buy property, your unadjusted basis is usually its cost minus any amortized amount and minus any section 179 deduction elected. Amended state tax forms If you acquire property in some other way, such as by inheriting it, getting it as a gift, or building it yourself, you figure your unadjusted basis under other rules. Amended state tax forms See Publication 551. Amended state tax forms Classes of Recovery Property All recovery property under ACRS is in one of the following classes. Amended state tax forms The class for your property was determined when you began to depreciate it. Amended state tax forms 3-Year Property 3-year property includes automobiles, light-duty trucks (actual unloaded weight less than 13,000 pounds), and tractor units for use over-the-road. Amended state tax forms Race horses over 2 years old when placed in service are 3-year property. Amended state tax forms Any other horses over 12 years old when you placed them in service are also included in the 3-year property class. Amended state tax forms The ACRS percentages for 3-year recovery property are: Recovery Period Percentage 1st year 25% 2nd year 38% 3rd year 37% If you used the percentages above to depreciate your 3-year recovery property, your property, except for certain passenger automobiles, is fully depreciated. Amended state tax forms You cannot claim depreciation for this property after 1988. Amended state tax forms 5-Year Property 5-year property includes computers, copiers, and equipment, such as office furniture and fixtures. Amended state tax forms It also includes single purpose agricultural or horticultural structures and petroleum storage facilities (other than buildings and their structural components). Amended state tax forms The ACRS percentages for 5-year recovery property are: Recovery period Percentage 1st year 15% 2nd year 22% 3rd through 5th year 21% If you used the percentages above to depreciate your 5-year recovery property, it is fully depreciated. Amended state tax forms You cannot claim depreciation for this property after 1990. Amended state tax forms 10-Year Property 10-year property includes certain real property such as theme-park structures and certain public utility property. Amended state tax forms Manufactured homes (including mobile homes) and railroad tank cars are also 10-year property. Amended state tax forms You do not treat a building, and its structural components, as 10-year property by reason of a change in use after you placed the property in service. Amended state tax forms For example, a building (15-year real property) that was placed in service in 1981 and was converted to a theme-park structure in 1986 remains 15-year real property. Amended state tax forms The ACRS percentages for 10-year recovery property are: Recovery Period Percentage 1st year 8% 2nd year 14% 3rd year 12% 4th through 6th year 10% 7th through 10th year 9% If you used the percentages above, you cannot claim depreciation for this property after 1995. Amended state tax forms Example. Amended state tax forms On April 21, 1986, you bought and placed in service a new mobile home for $26,000 to be used as rental property. Amended state tax forms You paid $10,000 cash and signed a note for $16,000 giving you an unadjusted basis of $26,000. Amended state tax forms On June 8, 1986, you bought and placed in service a used mobile home for use as rental property at a total cost of $11,500. Amended state tax forms The total unadjusted basis of your 10-year recovery property placed in service in 1986 was $37,500 ($26,000 + $11,500). Amended state tax forms Your ACRS deduction was $3,000 (8% × $37,500). Amended state tax forms In 1987, your ACRS deduction was $5,250 (14% × $37,500). Amended state tax forms In 1988, your ACRS deduction was $4,500 (12% × $37,500). Amended state tax forms In 1989, 1990, and 1991, your ACRS deduction was $3,750 (10% × $37,500). Amended state tax forms In 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995 your deduction for each year is $3,375 (9% × $37,500). Amended state tax forms 15-Year Real Property 15-year real property is real property that is recovery property placed in service before March 16, 1984. Amended state tax forms It includes all real property, such as buildings, other than that designated as 5-year or 10-year property. Amended state tax forms Unlike the 3-, 5-, or 10-year classes of property, the percentages for 15-year real property depend on when you placed the property in service during your tax year. Amended state tax forms You could group 15-year real property by month and year placed in service. Amended state tax forms In Table 1, at the end of this publication in the Appendix, find the month in your tax year that you placed the property in service in your trade or business or for the production of income. Amended state tax forms You use the percentages listed under that month for each year of the recovery period to determine your depreciation deduction each year. Amended state tax forms Example. Amended state tax forms On March 5, 1984, you placed an apartment building in service in your business. Amended state tax forms It is 15-year real property. Amended state tax forms After subtracting the value of the land, your unadjusted basis in the building is $250,000. Amended state tax forms You use the calendar year as your tax year. Amended state tax forms March is the third month of your tax year. Amended state tax forms Your ACRS deduction for 1984 was $25,000 (10% × $250,000). Amended state tax forms For 1985, the percentage for the third month of the second year of the recovery period is 11%. Amended state tax forms Your deduction was $27,500 (11% × $250,000). Amended state tax forms For the third, fourth, and fifth years of the recovery period (1986, 1987, and 1988), the percentages are 9%, 8%, and 7%. Amended state tax forms For 1989 through 1992, the percentage for the third month is 6%. Amended state tax forms Your deduction each year is $15,000 (6% × $250,000). Amended state tax forms For 1993, 1994, and 1995, the percentage for the third month is 5%. Amended state tax forms Your depreciation deduction is $12,500 (5% × $250,000) for 1993, 1994, and 1995. Amended state tax forms Low-Income Housing Low-income housing that was assigned a 15-year recovery period under ACRS includes the following types of property: Federally assisted housing projects where the mortgage is insured under section 221(d)(3) or 236 of the National Housing Act, or housing financed or assisted by direct loan or tax abatement under similar provisions of state or local laws. Amended state tax forms Low-income rental housing for which a depreciation deduction for rehabilitation expenditures is allowed. Amended state tax forms Low-income rental housing held for occupancy by families or individuals eligible to receive subsidies under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended, or under the provisions of state or local laws that authorize similar subsidies for low-income families. Amended state tax forms Housing financed or assisted by direct loan or insured under Title V of the Housing Act of 1949. Amended state tax forms The ACRS percentages for low-income housing real property, like the regular 15-year real property percentages, depend on when you placed the property in service. Amended state tax forms Find the month in your tax year in Table 2 or 3 at the end of this publication in the Appendix that you first placed the property in service as rental housing. Amended state tax forms Use the percentages listed under that month for each year of the recovery period. Amended state tax forms Table 2 shows percentages for low-income housing placed in service before May 9, 1985. Amended state tax forms Table 3 shows percentages for low-income housing placed in service after May 8, 1985, and before 1987. Amended state tax forms Example. Amended state tax forms In May 1986, you acquired and placed in service a house that qualified as low-income rental housing under item 3) of the above listing. Amended state tax forms You use the calendar year as your tax year. Amended state tax forms You use Table C–3 because the property was placed in service after May 8, 1985. Amended state tax forms Your unadjusted basis for the property, not including the land, was $59,000. Amended state tax forms Your deduction for 1986 through 2001 is shown in the following table. Amended state tax forms Year Rate Deduction 1986 8. Amended state tax forms 9% $5,251 1987 12. Amended state tax forms 1% 7,139 1988 10. Amended state tax forms 5% 6,195 1989 9. Amended state tax forms 1% 5,369 1990 7. Amended state tax forms 9% 4,661 1991 6. Amended state tax forms 9% 4,071 1992 5. Amended state tax forms 9% 3,481 1993 5. Amended state tax forms 2% 3,068 1994 4. Amended state tax forms 6% 2,714 1995 4. Amended state tax forms 6% 2,714 1996 4. Amended state tax forms 6% 2,714 1997 4. Amended state tax forms 6% 2,714 1998 4. Amended state tax forms 6% 2,714 1999 4. Amended state tax forms 5% 2,655 2000 4. Amended state tax forms 5% 2,655 2001 1. Amended state tax forms 5% 885 18-Year Real Property 18-year real property is real property that is recovery property placed in service after March 15, 1984, and before May 9, 1985. Amended state tax forms It includes real property, such as buildings, other than that designated as 5-year, 10-year, 15-year real property, or low-income housing. Amended state tax forms The ACRS percentages for 18-year real property depend on when you placed the property in service in your trade or business or for the production of income during your tax year. Amended state tax forms There are also tables for 18-year real property in the Appendix. Amended state tax forms Table 4 shows the percentages for 18-year real property you placed in service after June 22, 1984, and before May 9, 1985. Amended state tax forms Table 5 is for 18-year real property placed in service after March 15, 1984, and before June 23, 1984. Amended state tax forms Find the month in your tax year that you placed the property in service in a trade or business or for the production of income. Amended state tax forms Use the percentages listed under that month for each year of the recovery period. Amended state tax forms Example. Amended state tax forms On April 28, 1985, you bought and placed in service a rental house. Amended state tax forms The house, not including the land, cost $95,000. Amended state tax forms This is your unadjusted basis for the house. Amended state tax forms You use the calendar year as your tax year. Amended state tax forms Because the house was placed in service after June 22, 1984, and before May 9, 1985, it is 18-year real property. Amended state tax forms You use Table 4 to figure your deduction for the house. Amended state tax forms April is the fourth month of your tax year. Amended state tax forms Your deduction for 1985 through 2003 is shown in the following table. Amended state tax forms Year Rate Deduction 1985 7. Amended state tax forms 0% $6,650 1986 9. Amended state tax forms 0% 8,550 1987 8. Amended state tax forms 0% 7,600 1988 7. Amended state tax forms 0% 6,650 1989 7. Amended state tax forms 0% 6,650 1990 6. Amended state tax forms 0% 5,700 1991 5. Amended state tax forms 0% 4,750 1992 5. Amended state tax forms 0% 4,750 1993 5. Amended state tax forms 0% 4,750 1994 5. Amended state tax forms 0% 4,750 1995 5. Amended state tax forms 0% 4,750 1996 5. Amended state tax forms 0% 4,750 1997 5. Amended state tax forms 0% 4,750 1998 4. Amended state tax forms 0% 3,800 1999 4. Amended state tax forms 0% 3,800 2000 4. Amended state tax forms 0% 3,800 2001 4. Amended state tax forms 0% 3,800 2002 4. Amended state tax forms 0% 3,800 2003 1. Amended state tax forms 0% 950 19-Year Real Property 19-year real property is real property that is recovery property placed in service after May 8, 1985, and before 1987. Amended state tax forms It includes all real property, other than that designated as 5-year, 10-year, 15-year, or 18-year real property, or low-income housing. Amended state tax forms The ACRS percentages for 19-year real property depend on when you placed the property in service in a trade or business or for the production of income during your tax year. Amended state tax forms Table 6 shows the percentages for 19-year real property. Amended state tax forms You find the month in your tax year that you placed the property in service. Amended state tax forms You use the percentages listed under that month for each year of the recovery period. Amended state tax forms Recovery Periods Each item of recovery property is assigned to a class of property. Amended state tax forms The classes of recovery property establish the recovery periods over which the unadjusted basis of items in a class is recovered. Amended state tax forms The classes of property are: 3-Year property 5-Year property 10-Year property 15-Year real property Low-income housing 18-Year real property 19-Year real property Alternate ACRS Method (Modified Straight Line Method) ACRS provides an alternate ACRS method that could be elected. Amended state tax forms This alternate ACRS method uses a recovery percentage based on a modified straight line method. Amended state tax forms This alternate ACRS method generally uses percentages other than those from the tables. Amended state tax forms If you elected the alternate ACRS method, you determine the recovery period by using the following schedule. Amended state tax forms This schedule is for other than 18- and 19-year real property and low-income housing: In the case of: You could have elected a recovery period of: 3-year property 3, 5, or 12 years 5-year property 5, 12, or 25 years 15-year real property 15, 35, or 45 years Percentages. Amended state tax forms   The straight-line percentages for the alternate ACRS method are: Recovery Period Percentage 5 years 20. Amended state tax forms 00% 10 years 10. Amended state tax forms 00% 12 years 8. Amended state tax forms 333% 15 years 6. Amended state tax forms 667% 25 years 4. Amended state tax forms 00% 35 years 2. Amended state tax forms 857%   You apply the percentage to the unadjusted basis(defined earlier) of the property to figure your ACRS deduction. Amended state tax forms There are tables for 18- and 19-year real property later in this publication in the Appendix. Amended state tax forms For 15-year real property, see 15-year real property, later. Amended state tax forms 3-, 5-, and 10-year property. Amended state tax forms   If you elected to use an alternate recovery percentage, you have to use the same recovery percentage for all property in that class that you placed in service in that tax year. Amended state tax forms This applies throughout the recovery period you selected. Amended state tax forms Half-year convention. Amended state tax forms   If you elected the alternate method, only a half-year of depreciation was deducted for the year you placed the property in service. Amended state tax forms This applied regardless of when in the tax year you placed the property in service. Amended state tax forms For each of the remaining years in the recovery period, you take a full year's deduction. Amended state tax forms If you hold the property for the entire recovery period, a half-year of depreciation is allowable for the year following the end of the recovery period. Amended state tax forms Example. Amended state tax forms You operate a small upholstery business. Amended state tax forms On March 19, 1986, you bought and placed in service a $13,000 light-duty panel truck to be used in your business and a $500 electric saw. Amended state tax forms You elected to use the alternate ACRS method. Amended state tax forms You did not elect to take a section 179 deduction. Amended state tax forms You decided to recover the cost of the truck, which is 3-year recovery property, over 5 years. Amended state tax forms The saw is 5-year property, but you decided to recover its cost over 12 years. Amended state tax forms For 1986, your ACRS deduction reflected the half-year convention. Amended state tax forms In the first year, you deducted half of the amount determined for a full year. Amended state tax forms Your ACRS deduction for 1986 is as follows: Light-duty truck   5 years straight line = 20% 20% ÷ $13,000 = $2,600 Half-year convention -½ of $2,600= $1,300. Amended state tax forms 00     Electric saw   12 years straight line = 8. Amended state tax forms 333% 8. Amended state tax forms 333% ÷ $500 = $41. Amended state tax forms 67 Half-year convention -½ of $41. Amended state tax forms 67= 20. Amended state tax forms 84 Total ACRS deduction for 1986 $1,320. Amended state tax forms 84       You take a full year of depreciation for both the truck and the saw for the years 1987 through 1990. Amended state tax forms Your ACRS deduction for each of those years is as follows: Light-duty truck   5 years straight line = 20% 20% ÷ $13,000 = $2,600     Electric saw     12 years straight line = 8. Amended state tax forms 333% 8. Amended state tax forms 333% ÷ $500 = $41. Amended state tax forms 67 Total annual ACRS deduction for 1987 through 1990 $2,641. Amended state tax forms 67       In 1991, you take a half-year of depreciation for the truck and a full year of depreciation for the saw. Amended state tax forms Your ACRS deduction for 1991 is as follows: Light-duty truck   5 years straight line = 20% 20% ÷ $13,000 = $2,600 Half-year convention -½ of $2,600= $1,300. Amended state tax forms 00     Electric saw   12 years straight line = 8. Amended state tax forms 333% 8. Amended state tax forms 333% ÷ $500 = $41. Amended state tax forms 67 Total ACRS deduction for 1991 $1,341. Amended state tax forms 67       The truck is fully depreciated after 1991. Amended state tax forms You take a full year of depreciation for the saw for the years 1992 through 1997. Amended state tax forms Your ACRS deduction for each of those years is as follows: Electric saw     12 years straight line = 8. Amended state tax forms 333% 8. Amended state tax forms 333% ÷ $500 = $41. Amended state tax forms 67 Total annual ACRS deduction for 1992 through 1997 $41. Amended state tax forms 67       You take a half-year of depreciation for the saw for 1998. Amended state tax forms Your ACRS deduction for 1998 is as follows: Electric saw   12 years straight line = 8. Amended state tax forms 333% 8. Amended state tax forms 333% ÷ $500 = $41. Amended state tax forms 67 Half-year convention -½ of $41. Amended state tax forms 67= 20. Amended state tax forms 84 Total ACRS deduction for 1998 $20. Amended state tax forms 84       The saw is fully depreciated after 1998. Amended state tax forms 15-year real property. Amended state tax forms   Under ACRS, you could also elect to use the alternate ACRS method for 15-year real property. Amended state tax forms The alternate ACRS method allows you to depreciate your 15-year real property using the straight line ACRS method over the alternate recovery periods of 15, 35, or 45 years. Amended state tax forms If you selected a 15-year recovery period, you use the percentage (6. Amended state tax forms 667%) from the schedule above. Amended state tax forms You prorate this percentage for the number of months the property was in service in the first year. Amended state tax forms If you selected a 35- or 45-year recovery period, you use either Table 11 or 15. Amended state tax forms Alternate periods for 18-year real property. Amended state tax forms   For 18-year real property, the alternate recovery periods are 18, 35, or 45 years. Amended state tax forms The percentages for 18-year real property under the alternate method are in Tables 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, and 15 in the Appendix. Amended state tax forms There are two tables for each alternate recovery period. Amended state tax forms One table shows the percentage for property placed in service after June 22, 1984. Amended state tax forms The other table has the percentages for property placed in service after March 15, 1984, and before June 23, 1984. Amended state tax forms Alternate periods for 19-year real property. Amended state tax forms   For 19-year real property, the alternate recovery periods are 19, 35, or 45 years. Amended state tax forms If you selected a 19-year recovery period, use Table 9 to determine your deduction. Amended state tax forms If you select a 35- or 45-year recovery period, use either Table 13 or 14. Amended state tax forms Example. Amended state tax forms You placed in service an apartment building on August 3, 1986. Amended state tax forms The building is 19-year real property. Amended state tax forms The sales contract allocated $300,000 to the building and $100,000 to the land. Amended state tax forms You use the calendar year as your tax year. Amended state tax forms You chose the alternate ACRS method over a recovery period of 35 years. Amended state tax forms For 1986, you figure your ACRS deduction usingTable 13. Amended state tax forms August is the eighth month of your tax year. Amended state tax forms The percentage from Table 13 for the eighth month is 1. Amended state tax forms 1%. Amended state tax forms Your deduction was $3,300 ($300,000 ÷ 1. Amended state tax forms 1%). Amended state tax forms The deduction rate from ACRS Table 13 for years 2 through 20 is 2. Amended state tax forms 9% so that your deduction in 1987 through 2005 is $8,700 ($300,000 ÷ 2. Amended state tax forms 9%). Amended state tax forms Alternate periods for low-income housing. Amended state tax forms   For low-income housing, the alternate recovery periods are 15, 35, or 45 years. Amended state tax forms If you selected a 15-year period for this property, use 6. Amended state tax forms 667% as the percentage. Amended state tax forms If you selected a 35- or 45-year period, use either Table 11, 12, or 15. Amended state tax forms Election. Amended state tax forms   You had to make the election to use the alternate ACRS method by the return due date (including extensions) for the tax year you placed the property in service. Amended state tax forms Revocation of election. Amended state tax forms   Your election to use an alternate ACRS method, once made, can be changed only with the consent of the Commissioner. Amended state tax forms The Commissioner grants consent only in extraordinary circumstances. Amended state tax forms Any request for a revocation will be considered a request for a ruling. Amended state tax forms ACRS Deduction in Short Tax Year For a tax year that is less than 12 months, the ACRS deduction is prorated on a 12-month basis. Amended state tax forms Figure the amount of the ACRS deduction for a short tax year as follows: First, you figure the ACRS deduction for a full year. Amended state tax forms You figure this by multiplying the unadjusted basis by the recovery percentage. Amended state tax forms You then multiply the ACRS deduction determined for a full tax year by a fraction. Amended state tax forms The numerator (top number) of the fraction is the number of months in the short tax year and the denominator (bottom number) is 12. Amended state tax forms For example, a corporation placed in service in June 1986 an item of 3-year property with an unadjusted basis of $10,000. Amended state tax forms The corporation files a tax return, because of a change in its accounting period, for the 6-month short tax year ending June 30, 1986. Amended state tax forms The full year's ACRS deduction for this item is $2,500 ($10,000 ÷ 25%), the first year percentage from the 3-year table. Amended state tax forms The ACRS deduction for the short tax year is $1,250 ($2,500 ÷ 6/12). Amended state tax forms You use the full ACRS percentages during the remaining years of the recovery period. Amended state tax forms For the first tax year after the recovery period, the unrecovered basis will be deductible. Amended state tax forms Exception. Amended state tax forms   For the tax year in which you placed 15-, 18-, or 19-year real property in service or in the tax year you dispose of it, you compute the ACRS deduction for the number of months that the property is in service during that tax year. Amended state tax forms You compute the number of months using either a full month or mid-month convention. Amended state tax forms This is true regardless of the number of months in the tax year and the recovery period and method used. Amended state tax forms Dispositions A disposition is the permanent withdrawal of property from use in your trade or business or in the production of income. Amended state tax forms You can make a withdrawal by sale, exchange, retirement, abandonment, or destruction. Amended state tax forms You generally recognize gain or loss on the disposition of an asset by sale. Amended state tax forms However, nonrecognition rules can allow you to postpone some gain. Amended state tax forms See Publication 544. Amended state tax forms If you physically abandon property, you can deduct as a loss the adjusted basis of the asset at the time of its abandonment. Amended state tax forms Your intent must be to discard the asset so that you will not use it again or retrieve it for sale, exchange, or other disposition. Amended state tax forms Early dispositions. Amended state tax forms   The disposal of an asset before the end of its specified recovery period, is referred to as an early disposition. Amended state tax forms When an early disposition occurs, the depreciation deduction in the year of disposition depends on the class of property involved. Amended state tax forms Early dispositions of ACRS property other than 15-, 18-, or 19-year real property. Amended state tax forms   Generally, you get no ACRS deduction for the tax year in which you dispose of or retire recovery property, except for 15-, 18-, and 19-year real property. Amended state tax forms This means there is no depreciation deduction under ACRS in the year you dispose of or retire any of your 3-, 5-, or 10-year recovery property. Amended state tax forms Dispositions — mass asset accounts. Amended state tax forms   The law provides a special rule to avoid the calculation of gain on the disposition of assets from mass asset accounts. Amended state tax forms A mass asset account includes items usually minor in value in relation to the group, numerous in quantity, impractical to separately identify, and not usually accounted for on a separate basis, but on a total dollar value. Amended state tax forms Examples of mass assets include minor items of office, plant, and store furniture and fixtures. Amended state tax forms   Under the special rule, if you elected to use a mass asset account, you recognize gain to the extent of the proceeds from the disposition of the asset. Amended state tax forms You leave the unadjusted basis of the property in the account until recovered in future years. Amended state tax forms If you did this, include the total proceeds realized from the disposition in income on the tax return for the year of disposition. Amended state tax forms Early dispositions — 15-year real property. Amended state tax forms   If you dispose of 15-year real property, you base your ACRS deduction for the year of disposition on the number of months in use. Amended state tax forms You use a full-month convention. Amended state tax forms For a disposition at any time during a particular month before the end of the recovery period, no deduction is allowed for the month of disposition. Amended state tax forms This applies whether you use the regular ACRS method or elected the alternate ACRS method. Amended state tax forms Example. Amended state tax forms You purchased and placed in service a rental house on March 2, 1984, for $98,000 (not including the cost of land). Amended state tax forms You file your return based on a calendar year. Amended state tax forms Your rate from Table 1 for the third month is 10%. Amended state tax forms Your ACRS deduction for 1984 was $9,800 ($98. Amended state tax forms 000 ÷ 10%). Amended state tax forms For 1985 through 1988, you figured your ACRS deductions using 11%, 9%, 8%, and 7% ÷ $98,000. Amended state tax forms For 1989 through 1992, you figured your ACRS deductions using 6% for each year. Amended state tax forms The deduction each year was $98,000 ÷ 6%. Amended state tax forms For 1993 and 1994, the ACRS deduction is ($98,000 ÷ 5%) $4,900 for each year. Amended state tax forms You sell the house on June 1, 1995. Amended state tax forms You figure your ACRS deduction for 1995 for the full year and then prorate that amount for the months of use. Amended state tax forms The full ACRS deduction for 1995 is $4,900 ($98,000 ÷ 5%). Amended state tax forms You then prorate this amount to the 5 months in 1995 during which it was rented. Amended state tax forms Your ACRS deduction for 1995 is $2,042 ($4,900 ÷ 5/12). Amended state tax forms Early dispositions — 18- and 19-year real property. Amended state tax forms   If you dispose of 18- or 19-year real property, you base your ACRS deduction for the year of disposition on the number of months in use. Amended state tax forms For 18-year property placed in service before June 23, 1984, use a full-month convention on a disposition. Amended state tax forms For 18-year property placed in service after June 22, 1984, and for 19-year property, determine the number of months in use by using the mid-month convention. Amended state tax forms Under the mid-month convention,treat real property disposed of any time during a month as disposed of in the middle of that month. Amended state tax forms Count the month of disposition as half a month of use. Amended state tax forms Example. Amended state tax forms You purchased and placed in service a rental house on July 2, 1984, for $100,000 (not including the cost of land). Amended state tax forms You file your return based on a calendar year. Amended state tax forms Your rate from Table 4 for the seventh month is 4%. Amended state tax forms You figured your ACRS deduction for 1984 was $4,000 ($100,000 ÷ 4%). Amended state tax forms In 1985 through 1994, your ACRS deductions were 9%, 8%, 8%, 7%, 6%, 6%, 5%, 5%, and 5% ÷ $100,000. Amended state tax forms You sell the house on September 24, 1995. Amended state tax forms Figure your ACRS deduction for 1995 for the months of use. Amended state tax forms The full ACRS deduction for 1995 is $5,000 ($100,000 ÷ 5%). Amended state tax forms Prorate this amount for the 8. Amended state tax forms 5 months in 1995 that you held the property. Amended state tax forms Under the mid-month convention, you count September as half a month. Amended state tax forms Your ACRS deduction for 1995 is $3,542 ($5,000 ÷ 8. Amended state tax forms 5/12). Amended state tax forms Depreciation Recapture If you dispose of property depreciated under ACRS that is section 1245 recovery property, you will generally recognize gain or loss. Amended state tax forms Gain recognized on a disposition is ordinary income to the extent of prior depreciation deductions taken. Amended state tax forms This recapture rule applies to all personal property in the 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year classes. Amended state tax forms You recapture gain on manufactured homes and theme park structures in the 10-year class as section 1245 property. Amended state tax forms Section 1245 property generally includes all personal property. Amended state tax forms See Section 1245 property in chapter 4 of Publication 544 for more information. Amended state tax forms You treat dispositions of section 1250 real property on which you have a gain as section 1245 recovery property. Amended state tax forms You recognize gain on this property as ordinary income to the extent of prior depreciation deductions taken. Amended state tax forms Section 1250 property includes most real property. Amended state tax forms See Section 1250 property in chapter 4 of Publication 544 for more information. Amended state tax forms This rule applies to all section 1250 real property except the following property: Any 15-, 18-, or 19-year real property that is residential rental property. Amended state tax forms Any 15-, 18-, or 19-year real property that you elected to depreciate using the alternate ACRS method. Amended state tax forms Any 15-, 18-, or 19-year real property that is subsidized low-income housing. Amended state tax forms For these recapture rules, you treat the section 179 deduction and 50% of the investment credit that reduced your basis as depreciation. Amended state tax forms See Publication 544 for further discussion of dispositions of section 1245 and 1250 property. Amended state tax forms Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications