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Do i file my my taxes 2010 12. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Business Deduction for Work-Related Education Table of Contents What's New Introduction Qualifying Work-Related EducationEducation Required by Employer or by Law Education To Maintain or Improve Skills Education To Meet Minimum Requirements Education That Qualifies You for a New Trade or Business What Expenses Can Be DeductedUnclaimed reimbursement. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Transportation Expenses Travel Expenses No Double Benefit Allowed How To Treat ReimbursementsAccountable Plans Nonaccountable Plans Deducting Business ExpensesSelf-Employed Persons Employees Performing Artists and Fee-Basis Officials Impairment-Related Work Expenses Recordkeeping Illustrated Example What's New Standard mileage rate. Do i file my my taxes 2010  Generally, if you claim a business deduction for work-related education and you drive your car to and from school, the amount you can deduct for miles driven from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013, is 56. Do i file my my taxes 2010 5 cents per mile. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For more information, see Transportation Expenses under What Expenses Can Be Deducted, later. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Introduction This chapter discusses work-related education expenses that you may be able to deduct as business expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 To claim such a deduction, you must: Itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040 or 1040NR) if you are an employee, File Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business, Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), Net Profit From Business, or Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming if you are self-employed, and Have expenses for education that meet the requirements discussed under Qualifying Work-Related Education , later. Do i file my my taxes 2010 What is the tax benefit of taking a business deduction for work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If you are an employee and can itemize your deductions, you may be able to claim a deduction for the expenses you pay for your work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your deduction will be the amount by which your qualifying work-related education expenses plus other job and certain miscellaneous expenses (except for impairment-related work expenses of disabled individuals) is greater than 2% of your adjusted gross income. Do i file my my taxes 2010 An itemized deduction reduces the amount of your income subject to tax. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If you are self-employed, you deduct your expenses for qualifying work-related education directly from your self-employment income. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This reduces the amount of your income subject to both income tax and self-employment tax. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Your work-related education expenses may also qualify you for other tax benefits, such as the American opportunity and lifetime learning credits. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You may qualify for these other benefits even if you do not meet the requirements listed above. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Also, your work-related education expenses may qualify you to claim more than one tax benefit. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Generally, you may claim any number of benefits as long as you use different expenses to figure each one. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Qualifying Work-Related Education You can deduct the costs of qualifying work-related education as business expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This is education that meets at least one of the following two tests. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The education is required by your employer or the law to keep your present salary, status, or job. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The required education must serve a bona fide business purpose of your employer. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The education maintains or improves skills needed in your present work. Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, even if the education meets one or both of the above tests, it is not qualifying work-related education if it: Is needed to meet the minimum educational requirements of your present trade or business, or Is part of a program of study that will qualify you for a new trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You can deduct the costs of qualifying work-related education as a business expense even if the education could lead to a degree. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Use Figure 12-1, Does Your Work-Related Education Qualify as a quick check to see if your education qualifies. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Education Required by Employer or by Law Once you have met the minimum educational requirements for your job, your employer or the law may require you to get more education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This additional education is qualifying work-related education if all three of the following requirements are met. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It is required for you to keep your present salary, status, or job, The requirement serves a bona fide business purpose of your employer, and The education is not part of a program that will qualify you for a new trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 When you get more education than your employer or the law requires, the additional education can be qualifying work-related education only if it maintains or improves skills required in your present work. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See Education To Maintain or Improve Skills , later. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You are a teacher who has satisfied the minimum requirements for teaching. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your employer requires you to take an additional college course each year to keep your teaching job. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If the courses will not qualify you for a new trade or business, they are qualifying work-related education even if you eventually receive a master's degree and an increase in salary because of this extra education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Please click the link to view the image. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Figure 12-1 Education To Maintain or Improve Skills If your education is not required by your employer or the law, it can be qualifying work-related education only if it maintains or improves skills needed in your present work. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This could include refresher courses, courses on current developments, and academic or vocational courses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You repair televisions, radios, and stereo systems for XYZ Store. Do i file my my taxes 2010 To keep up with the latest changes, you take special courses in radio and stereo service. Do i file my my taxes 2010 These courses maintain and improve skills required in your work. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Maintaining skills vs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 qualifying for new job. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Education to maintain or improve skills needed in your present work is not qualifying education if it will also qualify you for a new trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Education during temporary absence. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If you stop working for a year or less in order to get education to maintain or improve skills needed in your present work and then return to the same general type of work, your absence is considered temporary. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Education that you get during a temporary absence is qualifying work-related education if it maintains or improves skills needed in your present work. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You quit your biology research job to become a full-time biology graduate student for 1 year. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you return to work in biology research after completing the courses, the education is related to your present work even if you do not go back to work with the same employer. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Education during indefinite absence. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If you stop work for more than a year, your absence from your job is considered indefinite. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Education during an indefinite absence, even if it maintains or improves skills needed in the work from which you are absent, is considered to qualify you for a new trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Therefore, it is not qualifying work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Education To Meet Minimum Requirements Education you need to meet the minimum educational requirements for your present trade or business is not qualifying work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The minimum educational requirements are determined by: Laws and regulations, Standards of your profession, trade, or business, and Your employer. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Once you have met the minimum educational requirements that were in effect when you were hired, you do not have to meet any new minimum educational requirements. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This means that if the minimum requirements change after you were hired, any education you need to meet the new requirements can be qualifying education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You have not necessarily met the minimum educational requirements of your trade or business simply because you are already doing the work. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You are a full-time engineering student. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Although you have not received your degree or certification, you work part time as an engineer for a firm that will employ you as a full-time engineer after you finish college. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Although your college engineering courses improve your skills in your present job, they are also needed to meet the minimum job requirements for a full-time engineer. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The education is not qualifying work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example 2. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You are an accountant and you have met the minimum educational requirements of your employer. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your employer later changes the minimum educational requirements and requires you to take college courses to keep your job. Do i file my my taxes 2010 These additional courses can be qualifying work-related education because you have already satisfied the minimum requirements that were in effect when you were hired. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Requirements for Teachers States or school districts usually set the minimum educational requirements for teachers. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The requirement is the college degree or the minimum number of college hours usually required of a person hired for that position. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If there are no requirements, you will have met the minimum educational requirements when you become a faculty member. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The determination of whether you are a faculty member of an educational institution must be made on the basis of the particular practices of the institution. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You generally will be considered a faculty member when one or more of the following occurs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You have tenure. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your years of service count toward obtaining tenure. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You have a vote in faculty decisions. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your school makes contributions for you to a retirement plan other than social security or a similar program. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The law in your state requires beginning secondary school teachers to have a bachelor's degree, including 10 professional education courses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 In addition, to keep the job a teacher must complete a fifth year of training within 10 years from the date of hire. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If the employing school certifies to the state Department of Education that qualified teachers cannot be found, the school can hire persons with only 3 years of college. Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, to keep their jobs, these teachers must get a bachelor's degree and the required professional education courses within 3 years. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Under these facts, the bachelor's degree, whether or not it includes the 10 professional education courses, is considered the minimum educational requirement for qualification as a teacher in your state. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you have all the required education except the fifth year, you have met the minimum educational requirements. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The fifth year of training is qualifying work-related education unless it is part of a program of study that will qualify you for a new trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example 2. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that you have a bachelor's degree and only six professional education courses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The additional four education courses can be qualifying work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Although you do not have all the required courses, you have already met the minimum educational requirements. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example 3. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that you are hired with only 3 years of college. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The courses you take that lead to a bachelor's degree (including those in education) are not qualifying work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 They are needed to meet the minimum educational requirements for employment as a teacher. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example 4. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You have a bachelor's degree and you work as a temporary instructor at a university. Do i file my my taxes 2010 At the same time, you take graduate courses toward an advanced degree. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The rules of the university state that you can become a faculty member only if you get a graduate degree. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Also, you can keep your job as an instructor only as long as you show satisfactory progress toward getting this degree. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You have not met the minimum educational requirements to qualify you as a faculty member. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The graduate courses are not qualifying work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Certification in a new state. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Once you have met the minimum educational requirements for teachers for your state, you are considered to have met the minimum educational requirements in all states. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This is true even if you must get additional education to be certified in another state. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Any additional education you need is qualifying work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You have already met the minimum requirements for teaching. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Teaching in another state is not a new trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You hold a permanent teaching certificate in State A and are employed as a teacher in that state for several years. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You move to State B and are promptly hired as a teacher. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You are required, however, to complete certain prescribed courses to get a permanent teaching certificate in State B. Do i file my my taxes 2010 These additional courses are qualifying work-related education because the teaching position in State B involves the same general kind of work for which you were qualified in State A. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Education That Qualifies You for a New Trade or Business Education that is part of a program of study that will qualify you for a new trade or business is not qualifying work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This is true even if you do not plan to enter that trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you are an employee, a change of duties that involves the same general kind of work is not a new trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You are an accountant. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your employer requires you to get a law degree at your own expense. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You register at a law school for the regular curriculum that leads to a law degree. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Even if you do not intend to become a lawyer, the education is not qualifying because the law degree will qualify you for a new trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example 2. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You are a general practitioner of medicine. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You take a 2-week course to review developments in several specialized fields of medicine. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The course does not qualify you for a new profession. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It is qualifying work- related education because it maintains or improves skills required in your present profession. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example 3. Do i file my my taxes 2010 While working in the private practice of psychiatry, you enter a program to study and train at an accredited psychoanalytic institute. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The program will lead to qualifying you to practice psychoanalysis. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The psychoanalytic training does not qualify you for a new profession. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It is qualifying work-related education because it maintains or improves skills required in your present profession. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Bar or CPA Review Course Review courses to prepare for the bar examination or the certified public accountant (CPA) examination are not qualifying work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 They are part of a program of study that can qualify you for a new profession. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Teaching and Related Duties All teaching and related duties are considered the same general kind of work. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A change in duties in any of the following ways is not considered a change to a new business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Elementary school teacher to secondary school teacher. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Teacher of one subject, such as biology, to teacher of another subject, such as art. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Classroom teacher to guidance counselor. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Classroom teacher to school administrator. Do i file my my taxes 2010 What Expenses Can Be Deducted If your education meets the requirements described earlier under Qualifying Work-Related Education you can generally deduct your education expenses as business expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you are not self-employed, you can deduct business expenses only if you itemize your deductions. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You cannot deduct expenses related to tax-exempt and excluded income. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Deductible expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010   The following education expenses can be deducted. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Tuition, books, supplies, lab fees, and similar items. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Certain transportation and travel costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Other education expenses, such as costs of research and typing when writing a paper as part of an educational program. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Nondeductible expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010   You cannot deduct personal or capital expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For example, you cannot deduct the dollar value of vacation time or annual leave you take to attend classes. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This amount is a personal expense. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Unclaimed reimbursement. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If you do not claim reimbursement that you are entitled to receive from your employer, you cannot deduct the expenses that apply to that unclaimed reimbursement. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your employer agrees to pay your education expenses if you file a voucher showing your expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You do not file a voucher and you do not get reimbursed. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Because you did not file a voucher, you cannot deduct the expenses on your tax return. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Transportation Expenses If your education qualifies, you can deduct local transportation costs of going directly from work to school. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you are regularly employed and go to school on a temporary basis, you can also deduct the costs of returning from school to home. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Temporary basis. Do i file my my taxes 2010   You go to school on a temporary basis if either of the following situations applies to you. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your attendance at school is realistically expected to last 1 year or less and does indeed last for 1 year or less. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Initially, your attendance at school is realistically expected to last 1 year or less, but at a later date your attendance is reasonably expected to last more than 1 year. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your attendance is temporary up to the date you determine it will last more than 1 year. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you are in either situation (1) or (2) above, your attendance is not temporary if facts and circumstances indicate otherwise. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Attendance not on a temporary basis. Do i file my my taxes 2010   You do not go to school on a temporary basis if either of the following situations apply to you. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your attendance at school is realistically expected to last more than 1 year. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It does not matter how long you actually attend. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Initially, your attendance at school is realistically expected to last 1 year or less, but at a later date your attendance is reasonably expected to last more than 1 year. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your attendance is not temporary after the date you determine it will last more than 1 year. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Deductible Transportation Expenses If you are regularly employed and go directly from home to school on a temporary basis, you can deduct the round-trip costs of transportation between your home and school. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This is true regardless of the location of the school, the distance traveled, or whether you attend school on nonwork days. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Transportation expenses include the actual costs of bus, subway, cab, or other fares, as well as the costs of using your car. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Transportation expenses do not include amounts spent for travel, meals, or lodging while you are away from home overnight. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You regularly work in a nearby town, and go directly from work to home. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You also attend school every work night for 3 months to take a course that improves your job skills. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Since you are attending school on a temporary basis, you can deduct your daily round-trip transportation expenses in going between home and school. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This is true regardless of the distance traveled. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example 2. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that on certain nights you go directly from work to school and then home. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You can deduct your transportation expenses from your regular work site to school and then home. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example 3. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that you attend the school for 9 months on Saturdays, nonwork days. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Since you are attending school on a temporary basis, you can deduct your round-trip transportation expenses in going between home and school. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example 4. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that you attend classes twice a week for 15 months. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Since your attendance in school is not considered temporary, you cannot deduct your transportation expenses in going between home and school. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you go directly from work to school, you can deduct the one-way transportation expenses of going from work to school. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you go from work to home to school and return home, your transportation expenses cannot be more than if you had gone directly from work to school. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Using your car. Do i file my my taxes 2010    If you use your car (whether you own or lease it) for transportation to school, you can deduct your actual expenses or use the standard mileage rate to figure the amount you can deduct. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The standard mileage rate for miles driven from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013, is 56. Do i file my my taxes 2010 5 cents per mile. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Whichever method you use, you can also deduct parking fees and tolls. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See Publication 463, chapter 4, for information on deducting your actual expenses of using a car. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Travel Expenses You can deduct expenses for travel, meals (see 50% limit on meals , later), and lodging if you travel overnight mainly to obtain qualifying work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Travel expenses for qualifying work-related education are treated the same as travel expenses for other employee business purposes. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For more information, see chapter 1 of Publication 463. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You cannot deduct expenses for personal activities such as sightseeing, visiting, or entertaining. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Mainly personal travel. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If your travel away from home is mainly personal, you cannot deduct all of your expenses for travel, meals, and lodging. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You can deduct only your expenses for lodging and 50% of your expenses for meals during the time you attend the qualified educational activities. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Whether a trip's purpose is mainly personal or educational depends upon the facts and circumstances. Do i file my my taxes 2010 An important factor is the comparison of time spent on personal activities with time spent on educational activities. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you spend more time on personal activities, the trip is considered mainly educational only if you can show a substantial nonpersonal reason for traveling to a particular location. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 John works in Newark, New Jersey. Do i file my my taxes 2010 He traveled to Chicago to take a deductible 1-week course at the request of his employer. Do i file my my taxes 2010 His main reason for going to Chicago was to take the course. Do i file my my taxes 2010 While there, he took a sightseeing trip, entertained some friends, and took a side trip to Pleasantville for a day. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Since the trip was mainly for business, John can deduct his round-trip airfare to Chicago. Do i file my my taxes 2010 He cannot deduct his transportation expenses of going to Pleasantville. Do i file my my taxes 2010 He can deduct only the meals (subject to the 50% limit) and lodging connected with his educational activities. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example 2. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Sue works in Boston. Do i file my my taxes 2010 She went to a university in Michigan to take a course for work. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The course is qualifying work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 She took one course, which is one-fourth of a full course load of study. Do i file my my taxes 2010 She spent the rest of the time on personal activities. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Her reasons for taking the course in Michigan were all personal. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Sue's trip is mainly personal because three-fourths of her time is considered personal time. Do i file my my taxes 2010 She cannot deduct the cost of her round-trip train ticket to Michigan. Do i file my my taxes 2010 She can deduct one-fourth of the meals (subject to the 50% limit) and lodging costs for the time she attended the university. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example 3. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Dave works in Nashville and recently traveled to California to take a 2-week seminar. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The seminar is qualifying work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 While there, he spent an extra 8 weeks on personal activities. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The facts, including the extra 8-week stay, show that his main purpose was to take a vacation. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Dave cannot deduct his round-trip airfare or his meals and lodging for the 8 weeks. Do i file my my taxes 2010 He can deduct only his expenses for meals (subject to the 50% limit) and lodging for the 2 weeks he attended the seminar. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Cruises and conventions. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Certain cruises and conventions offer seminars or courses as part of their itinerary. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Even if the seminars or courses are work related, your deduction for travel may be limited. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This applies to: Travel by ocean liner, cruise ship, or other form of luxury water transportation, and Conventions outside the North American area. Do i file my my taxes 2010   For a discussion of the limits on travel expense deductions that apply to cruises and conventions, see Luxury Water Travel and Conventions in chapter 1 of Publication 463. Do i file my my taxes 2010 50% limit on meals. Do i file my my taxes 2010   You can deduct only 50% of the cost of your meals while traveling away from home to obtain qualifying work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you were reimbursed for the meals, see How To Treat Reimbursements , later. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Employees must use Form 2106 or Form 2106-EZ to apply the 50% limit. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Travel as Education You cannot deduct the cost of travel as a form of education even if it is directly related to your duties in your work or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You are a French language teacher. Do i file my my taxes 2010 While on sabbatical leave granted for travel, you traveled through France to improve your knowledge of the French language. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You chose your itinerary and most of your activities to improve your French language skills. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You cannot deduct your travel expenses as education expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This is true even if you spent most of your time learning French by visiting French schools and families, attending movies or plays, and engaging in similar activities. Do i file my my taxes 2010 No Double Benefit Allowed You cannot do either of the following. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Deduct work-related education expenses as business expenses if you benefit from these expenses under any other provision of the law, for example, as a tuition and fees deduction. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Deduct work-related education expenses paid with tax-free scholarship, grant, or employer-provided educational assistance. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See Adjustments to Qualifying Work-Related Education Expenses, next. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Adjustments to Qualifying Work-Related Education Expenses If you pay qualifying work-related education expenses with certain tax-free funds, you cannot claim a deduction for those amounts. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You must reduce the qualifying expenses by the amount of such expenses allocable to the tax-free educational assistance. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Tax-free educational assistance. Do i file my my taxes 2010   This includes: The tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships (see Tax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Pell grants (see Pell Grants and Other Title IV Need-Based Education Grants in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions). Do i file my my taxes 2010 Employer-provided educational assistance (see chapter 11, Employer-Provided Educational Assistance ), Veterans' educational assistance (see Veterans' Benefits in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), and Any other nontaxable (tax-free) payments (other than gifts or inheritances) received as educational assistance. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Amounts that do not reduce qualifying work-related education expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Do not reduce the qualifying work-related education expenses by amounts paid with funds the student receives as: Payment for services, such as wages, A loan, A gift, An inheritance, or A withdrawal from the student's personal savings. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Also, do not reduce the qualifying work-related education expenses by any scholarship or fellowship reported as income on the student's return or any scholarship which, by its terms, cannot be applied to qualifying work-related education expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 How To Treat Reimbursements How you treat reimbursements depends on the arrangement you have with your employer. Do i file my my taxes 2010 There are two basic types of reimbursement arrangements—accountable plans and nonaccountable plans. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You can tell the type of plan you are reimbursed under by the way the reimbursement is reported on your Form W-2. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Note. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The following rules about reimbursement arrangements also apply to expense allowances received from your employer. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Accountable Plans To be an accountable plan, your employer's reimbursement arrangement must require you to meet all three of the following rules. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your expenses must have a business connection. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This means your expenses must be deductible under the rules for qualifying work-related education explained earlier. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You must adequately account to your employer for your expenses within a reasonable period of time. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You must return any reimbursement or allowance in excess of the expenses accounted for within a reasonable period of time. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you are reimbursed under an accountable plan, your employer should not include any reimbursement in your income in box 1 of your Form W-2. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If your employer included reimbursements in box 1 of your Form W-2 and you meet all three rules for accountable plans, ask your employer for a corrected Form W-2. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Accountable plan rules not met. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Even though you are reimbursed under an accountable plan, some of your expenses may not meet all three rules for accountable plans. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Those expenses that fail to meet the three rules are treated as having been reimbursed under a Nonaccountable Plan (discussed later). Do i file my my taxes 2010 Expenses equal reimbursement. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Under an accountable plan, if your expenses equal your reimbursement, you do not complete Form 2106 or 2106-EZ. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Because your expenses and reimbursements are equal, you do not have a deduction. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Excess expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If your expenses are more than your reimbursement, you can deduct your excess expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This is discussed later, under Deducting Business Expenses . Do i file my my taxes 2010 Allocating your reimbursements for meals. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Because your excess meal expenses are subject to the 50% limit, you must figure them separately from your other expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If your employer paid you a single amount to cover both meals and other expenses, you must allocate the reimbursement so that you can figure your excess meal expenses separately. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Make the allocation as follows. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Divide your meal expenses by your total expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Multiply your total reimbursement by the result from (1). Do i file my my taxes 2010 This is the allocated reimbursement for your meal expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Subtract the amount figured in (2) from your total reimbursement. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The difference is the allocated reimbursement for your other expenses of qualifying work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your employer paid you an expense allowance of $2,000 under an accountable plan. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The allowance was to cover all of your expenses of traveling away from home to take a 2-week training course for work. Do i file my my taxes 2010 There was no indication of how much of the reimbursement was for each type of expense. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your actual expenses equal $2,500 ($425 for meals + $700 lodging + $150 transportation expenses + $1,225 for books and tuition). Do i file my my taxes 2010 Using the steps listed above, allocate the reimbursement between the $425 meal expenses and the $2,075 other expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010   1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 $425 meal expenses  $2,500 total expenses = . Do i file my my taxes 2010 17   2. Do i file my my taxes 2010 $2,000 (reimbursement)×. Do i file my my taxes 2010 17     =$340 (allocated reimbursement for meal expenses)   3. Do i file my my taxes 2010 $2,000 (reimbursement)−$340 (meals)     = $1,660 (allocated reimbursement for other qualifying work-related education expenses) Your excess meal expenses are $85 ($425 − $340) and your excess other expenses are $415 ($2,075 − $1,660). Do i file my my taxes 2010 After you apply the 50% limit to your meals, you have a deduction for work-related education expenses of $458 (($85 × 50%) + $415). Do i file my my taxes 2010 Nonaccountable Plans Your employer will combine the amount of any reimbursement or other expense allowance paid to you under a nonaccountable plan with your wages, salary, or other pay and report the total in box 1 of your Form W-2. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You can deduct your expenses regardless of whether they are more than, less than, or equal to your reimbursement. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This is discussed later under Deducting Business Expenses . Do i file my my taxes 2010 An illustrated example of a nonaccountable plan, using Form 2106-EZ, is shown at the end of this chapter. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Reimbursements for nondeductible expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Reimbursements you received for nondeductible expenses are treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You must include them in your income. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For example, you must include in your income reimbursements your employer gave you for expenses of education that: You need to meet the minimum educational requirements for your job, or Is part of a program of study that can qualify you for a new trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010   For more information on accountable and nonaccountable plans, see chapter 6 of Publication 463. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Deducting Business Expenses Self-employed persons and employees report their business expenses differently. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The following information explains what forms you must use to deduct the cost of your qualifying work-related education as a business expense. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Self-Employed Persons If you are self-employed, you must report the cost of your qualifying work-related education on the appropriate form used to report your business income and expenses (generally Schedule C (Form 1040), Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), or Schedule F (Form 1040)). Do i file my my taxes 2010 If your education expenses include expenses for a car or truck, travel, or meals, report those expenses the same way you report other business expenses for those items. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See the instructions for the form you file for information on how to complete it. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Employees If you are an employee, you can deduct the cost of qualifying work-related education only if you: Did not receive (and were not entitled to receive) any reimbursement from your employer, Were reimbursed under a nonaccountable plan (amount is included in box 1 of Form W-2), or Received reimbursement under an accountable plan, but the amount received was less than your expenses for which you claimed reimbursement. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If either (1) or (2) applies, you can deduct the total qualifying cost. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If (3) applies, you can deduct only the qualifying costs that were more than your reimbursement. Do i file my my taxes 2010 In order to deduct the cost of your qualifying work-related education as a business expense, include the amount with your deduction for any other employee business expenses on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 21, or Schedule A (Form 1040NR), line 7. Do i file my my taxes 2010 (Special rules for expenses of certain performing artists and fee-basis officials and for impairment-related work expenses are explained later. Do i file my my taxes 2010 ) This deduction (except for impairment-related work expenses of disabled individuals) is subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit that applies to most miscellaneous itemized deductions. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Form 2106 or 2106-EZ. Do i file my my taxes 2010   To figure your deduction for employee business expenses, including qualifying work-related education, you generally must complete Form 2106 or 2106-EZ. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Form not required. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Do not complete either Form 2106 or 2106-EZ if: All reimbursements, if any, are included in box 1 of your Form W-2, and You are not claiming travel, transportation, meal, or entertainment expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If you meet both of these requirements, enter the expenses directly on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 21, or Schedule A (Form 1040NR), line 7. Do i file my my taxes 2010 (Special rules for expenses of certain Performing Artists and Fee-Basis Officials and for Impairment-Related Work Expenses are explained later. Do i file my my taxes 2010 ) Using Form 2106-EZ. Do i file my my taxes 2010   This form is shorter and easier to use than Form 2106. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Generally, you can use this form if: All reimbursements, if any, are included in box 1 of your Form W-2, and You are using the standard mileage rate if you are claiming vehicle expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If you do not meet both of these requirements, use Form 2106. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Performing Artists and Fee-Basis Officials If you are a qualified performing artist, or a state (or local) government official who is paid in whole or in part on a fee basis, you can deduct the cost of your qualifying work-related education as an adjustment to gross income rather than as an itemized deduction. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Include the cost of your qualifying work-related education with any other employee business expenses on Form 1040, line 24, or Form 1040NR, line 35. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You do not have to itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040 or 1040NR), and, therefore, the deduction is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You must complete Form 2106 or 2106-EZ to figure your deduction even if you meet the requirements described earlier under Form not required . Do i file my my taxes 2010 For more information on qualified performing artists, see chapter 6 of Publication 463. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Impairment-Related Work Expenses If you are disabled and have impairment-related work expenses that are necessary for you to be able to get qualifying work-related education, you can deduct these expenses on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 28, or Schedule A (Form 1040NR), line 14. Do i file my my taxes 2010 They are not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Do i file my my taxes 2010 To deduct these expenses, you must complete Form 2106 or 2106-EZ even if you meet the requirements described earlier under Form not required . Do i file my my taxes 2010 For more information on impairment-related work expenses, see chapter 6 of Publication 463. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Recordkeeping You must keep records as proof of any deduction claimed on your tax return. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Generally, you should keep your records for 3 years from the date of filing the tax return and claiming the deduction. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you are an employee who is reimbursed for expenses and you give your records and documentation to your employer, you do not have to keep duplicate copies of this information. Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, you should keep your records for a 3-year period if: You claim deductions for expenses that are more than your reimbursement, Your employer does not use adequate accounting procedures to verify expense accounts, You are related to your employer, or Your expenses are reimbursed under a nonaccountable plan. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Examples of records to keep. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If any of the above cases apply to you, you must be able to prove that your expenses are deductible. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You should keep adequate records or have sufficient evidence that will support your expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Estimates or approximations do not qualify as proof of an expense. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Some examples of what can be used to help prove your expenses are: Documents, such as transcripts, course descriptions, catalogs, etc. Do i file my my taxes 2010 , showing periods of enrollment in educational institutions, principal subjects studied, and descriptions of educational activity. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Canceled checks and receipts to verify amounts you spent for: Tuition and books, Meals and lodging while away from home overnight for educational purposes, Travel and transportation, and Other education expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Statements from your employer explaining whether the education was necessary for you to keep your job, salary, or status; how the education helped maintain or improve skills needed in your job; how much reimbursement you received; and, if you are a teacher, the type of certificate and subjects taught. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Complete information about any scholarship or fellowship grants, including amounts you received during the year. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Illustrated Example Victor Jones teaches math at a private high school in North Carolina. Do i file my my taxes 2010 He was selected to attend a 3-week math seminar at a university in California. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The seminar will improve his skills in his current job and is qualifying work-related education. Do i file my my taxes 2010 He was reimbursed for his expenses under his employer's nonaccountable plan, so his reimbursement of $2,100 is included in the wages shown in box 1 of his Form W-2. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Victor will file Form 1040. Do i file my my taxes 2010 His actual expenses for the seminar are as follows:   Lodging   $1,050     Meals   526     Airfare   550     Taxi fares   50     Tuition and books   400     Total Expenses   $2,576   Victor files Form 2106-EZ with his tax return. Do i file my my taxes 2010 He shows his expenses for the seminar in Part I of the form. Do i file my my taxes 2010 He enters $1,650 ($1,050 + $550 + $50) on line 3 to account for his lodging, airfare, and taxi fares. Do i file my my taxes 2010 He enters $400 on line 4 for his tuition and books. Do i file my my taxes 2010 On the line provided for total meals and entertainment expenses, Victor enters $526 for meal expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 He multiplies that amount by 50% and enters the result, $263, on line 5. Do i file my my taxes 2010 On line 6, Victor totals the amounts from lines 3 through 5. Do i file my my taxes 2010 He carries the total, $2,313, to Schedule A (Form 1040), line 21. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Since he does not claim any vehicle expenses, Victor leaves Part II blank. Do i file my my taxes 2010 His filled-in form is shown on the next page. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. 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Do i file my my taxes 2010 8. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Amortization Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: How To Deduct Amortization Starting a BusinessBusiness Start-Up Costs Costs of Organizing a Corporation Costs of Organizing a Partnership How To Amortize Getting a Lease Section 197 IntangiblesSection 197 Intangibles Defined Assets That Are Not Section 197 Intangibles Safe Harbor for Creative Property Costs Anti-Churning Rules Incorrect Amount of Amortization Deducted Disposition of Section 197 Intangibles Reforestation Costs Geological and Geophysical Costs Pollution Control FacilitiesNew identifiable treatment facility. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Research and Experimental Costs Optional Write-off of Certain Tax Preferences Introduction Amortization is a method of recovering (deducting) certain capital costs over a fixed period of time. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It is similar to the straight line method of depreciation. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The various amortizable costs covered in this chapter are included in the list below. Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, this chapter does not discuss amortization of bond premium. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For information on that topic, see chapter 3 of Publication 550, Investment Income and Expenses. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Topics - This chapter discusses: Deducting amortization Amortizing costs of starting a business Amortizing costs of getting a lease Amortizing costs of section 197 intangibles Amortizing reforestation costs Amortizing costs of geological and geophysical costs Amortizing costs of pollution control facilities Amortizing costs of research and experimentation Amortizing costs of certain tax preferences Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 550 Investment Income and Expenses 946 How To Depreciate Property Form (and Instructions) 4562 Depreciation and Amortization 4626 Alternative Minimum Tax—Corporations 6251 Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals See chapter 12 for information about getting publications and forms. Do i file my my taxes 2010 How To Deduct Amortization To deduct amortization that begins during the current tax year, complete Part VI of Form 4562 and attach it to your income tax return. Do i file my my taxes 2010 To report amortization from previous years, in addition to amortization that begins in the current year, list on Form 4562 each item separately. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For example, in 2012, you began to amortize a lease. Do i file my my taxes 2010 In 2013, you began to amortize a second lease. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Report amortization from the new lease on line 42 of your 2013 Form 4562. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Report amortization from the 2012 lease on line 43 of your 2013 Form 4562. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you do not have any new amortizable expenses for the current year, you are not required to complete Form 4562 (unless you are claiming depreciation). Do i file my my taxes 2010 Report the current year's deduction for amortization that began in a prior year directly on the “Other deduction” or “Other expense line” of your return. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Starting a Business When you start a business, treat all eligible costs you incur before you begin operating the business as capital expenditures which are part of your basis in the business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Generally, you recover costs for particular assets through depreciation deductions. Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, you generally cannot recover other costs until you sell the business or otherwise go out of business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For a discussion on how to treat these costs, see If your attempt to go into business is unsuccessful under Capital Expenses in chapter 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For costs paid or incurred after September 8, 2008, you can deduct a limited amount of start-up and organizational costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The costs that are not deducted currently can be amortized ratably over a 180-month period. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The amortization period starts with the month you begin operating your active trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You are not required to attach a statement to make this election. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You can choose to forgo this election by affirmatively electing to capitalize your start-up costs on your income tax return filed by the due date (including extensions) for the tax year in which the active trade or business begins. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Once made, the election to either amortize or capitalize start-up costs is irrevocable and applies to all start-up costs that are related to your trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See Regulations sections 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 195-1, 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 248-1, and 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 709-1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For costs paid or incurred after October 22, 2004, and before September 9, 2008, you can elect to deduct a limited amount of business start-up and organizational costs in the year your active trade or business begins. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Any costs not deducted can be amortized ratably over a 180-month period, beginning with the month you begin business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If the election is made, you must attach any statement required by Regulations sections 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 195-1(b), 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 248-1(c), and 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 709-1(c), as in effect before September 9, 2008. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Note. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You can apply the provisions of Regulations sections 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 195-1, 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 248-1, and 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 709-1 to all business start-up and organizational costs paid or incurred after October 22, 2004, provided the period of limitations on assessment has not expired for the year of the election. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Otherwise, the provisions under Regulations sections 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 195-1(b), 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 248-1(c), and 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 709-1(c), as in effect before September 9, 2008, will apply. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For costs paid or incurred before October 23, 2004, you can elect to amortize business start-up and organization costs over an amortization period of 60 months or more. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See How To Make the Election , later. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The cost must qualify as one of the following. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A business start-up cost. Do i file my my taxes 2010 An organizational cost for a corporation. Do i file my my taxes 2010 An organizational cost for a partnership. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Business Start-Up Costs Start-up costs are amounts paid or incurred for: (a) creating an active trade or business; or (b) investigating the creation or acquisition of an active trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Start-up costs include amounts paid or incurred in connection with an existing activity engaged in for profit; and for the production of income in anticipation of the activity becoming an active trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Qualifying costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010   A start-up cost is amortizable if it meets both of the following tests. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It is a cost you could deduct if you paid or incurred it to operate an existing active trade or business (in the same field as the one you entered into). Do i file my my taxes 2010 It is a cost you pay or incur before the day your active trade or business begins. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Start-up costs include amounts paid for the following: An analysis or survey of potential markets, products, labor supply, transportation facilities, etc. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Advertisements for the opening of the business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Salaries and wages for employees who are being trained and their instructors. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Travel and other necessary costs for securing prospective distributors, suppliers, or customers. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Salaries and fees for executives and consultants, or for similar professional services. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Nonqualifying costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Start-up costs do not include deductible interest, taxes, or research and experimental costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See Research and Experimental Costs , later. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Purchasing an active trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Amortizable start-up costs for purchasing an active trade or business include only investigative costs incurred in the course of a general search for or preliminary investigation of the business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 These are costs that help you decide whether to purchase a business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Costs you incur in an attempt to purchase a specific business are capital expenses that you cannot amortize. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example. Do i file my my taxes 2010 On June 1st, you hired an accounting firm and a law firm to assist you in the potential purchase of XYZ, Inc. Do i file my my taxes 2010 They researched XYZ's industry and analyzed the financial projections of XYZ, Inc. Do i file my my taxes 2010 In September, the law firm prepared and submitted a letter of intent to XYZ, Inc. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The letter stated that a binding commitment would result only after a purchase agreement was signed. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The law firm and accounting firm continued to provide services including a review of XYZ's books and records and the preparation of a purchase agreement. Do i file my my taxes 2010 On October 22nd, you signed a purchase agreement with XYZ, Inc. Do i file my my taxes 2010 All amounts paid or incurred to investigate the business before October 22nd are amortizable investigative costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Amounts paid on or after that date relate to the attempt to purchase the business and therefore must be capitalized. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Disposition of business. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If you completely dispose of your business before the end of the amortization period, you can deduct any remaining deferred start-up costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, you can deduct these deferred start-up costs only to the extent they qualify as a loss from a business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Costs of Organizing a Corporation Amounts paid to organize a corporation are the direct costs of creating the corporation. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Qualifying costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010   To qualify as an organizational cost, it must be: For the creation of the corporation, Chargeable to a capital account (see chapter 1), Amortized over the life of the corporation if the corporation had a fixed life, and Incurred before the end of the first tax year in which the corporation is in business. Do i file my my taxes 2010   A corporation using the cash method of accounting can amortize organizational costs incurred within the first tax year, even if it does not pay them in that year. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Examples of organizational costs include: The cost of temporary directors. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The cost of organizational meetings. Do i file my my taxes 2010 State incorporation fees. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The cost of legal services. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Nonqualifying costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010   The following items are capital expenses that cannot be amortized: Costs for issuing and selling stock or securities, such as commissions, professional fees, and printing costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Costs associated with the transfer of assets to the corporation. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Costs of Organizing a Partnership The costs to organize a partnership are the direct costs of creating the partnership. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Qualifying costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010   A partnership can amortize an organizational cost only if it meets all the following tests. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It is for the creation of the partnership and not for starting or operating the partnership trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It is chargeable to a capital account (see chapter 1). Do i file my my taxes 2010 It could be amortized over the life of the partnership if the partnership had a fixed life. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It is incurred by the due date of the partnership return (excluding extensions) for the first tax year in which the partnership is in business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, if the partnership uses the cash method of accounting and pays the cost after the end of its first tax year, see Cash method partnership under How To Amortize, later. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It is for a type of item normally expected to benefit the partnership throughout its entire life. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Organizational costs include the following fees. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Legal fees for services incident to the organization of the partnership, such as negotiation and preparation of the partnership agreement. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Accounting fees for services incident to the organization of the partnership. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Filing fees. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Nonqualifying costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010   The following costs cannot be amortized. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The cost of acquiring assets for the partnership or transferring assets to the partnership. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The cost of admitting or removing partners, other than at the time the partnership is first organized. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The cost of making a contract concerning the operation of the partnership trade or business including a contract between a partner and the partnership. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The costs for issuing and marketing interests in the partnership such as brokerage, registration, and legal fees and printing costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 These “syndication fees” are capital expenses that cannot be depreciated or amortized. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Liquidation of partnership. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If a partnership is liquidated before the end of the amortization period, the unamortized amount of qualifying organizational costs can be deducted in the partnership's final tax year. Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, these costs can be deducted only to the extent they qualify as a loss from a business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 How To Amortize Deduct start-up and organizational costs in equal amounts over the applicable amortization period (discussed earlier). Do i file my my taxes 2010 You can choose an amortization period for start-up costs that is different from the period you choose for organizational costs, as long as both are not less than the applicable amortization period. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Once you choose an amortization period, you cannot change it. Do i file my my taxes 2010 To figure your deduction, divide your total start-up or organizational costs by the months in the amortization period. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The result is the amount you can deduct for each month. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Cash method partnership. Do i file my my taxes 2010   A partnership using the cash method of accounting can deduct an organizational cost only if it has been paid by the end of the tax year. Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, any cost the partnership could have deducted as an organizational cost in an earlier tax year (if it had been paid that year) can be deducted in the tax year of payment. Do i file my my taxes 2010 How To Make the Election To elect to amortize start-up or organizational costs, you must complete and attach Form 4562 to your return for the first tax year you are in business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You may also be required to attach an accompanying statement (described later) to your return. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For start-up or organizational costs paid or incurred after September 8, 2008, an accompanying statement is not required. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Generally, for start-up or organizational costs paid or incurred before September 9, 2008, and after October 22, 2004, unless you choose to apply Regulations sections 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 195-1, 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 248-1, and 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 709-1, you must also attach an accompanying statement to elect to amortize the costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you have both start-up and organizational costs, attach a separate statement (if required) to your return for each type of cost. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See Starting a Business , earlier, for more information. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Generally, you must file the return by the due date (including any extensions). Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, if you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Do i file my my taxes 2010 For more information, see the instructions for Part VI of Form 4562. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You can choose to forgo the election to amortize by affirmatively electing to capitalize your start-up or organizational costs on your income tax return filed by the due date (including extensions) for the tax year in which the active trade or business begins. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Note. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The election to either amortize or capitalize start-up or organizational costs is irrevocable and applies to all start-up and organizational costs that are related to the trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If your business is organized as a corporation or partnership, only the corporation or partnership can elect to amortize its start-up or organizational costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A shareholder or partner cannot make this election. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You, as a shareholder or partner, cannot amortize any costs you incur in setting up your corporation or partnership. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Only the corporation or partnership can amortize these costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, you, as an individual, can elect to amortize costs you incur to investigate an interest in an existing partnership. Do i file my my taxes 2010 These costs qualify as business start-up costs if you acquire the partnership interest. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Start-up costs election statement. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If you elect to amortize your start-up costs, attach a separate statement (if required) that contains the following information. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A description of the business to which the start-up costs relate. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A description of each start-up cost incurred. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The month your active business began (or was acquired). Do i file my my taxes 2010 The number of months in your amortization period (which is generally 180 months). Do i file my my taxes 2010 Filing the statement early. Do i file my my taxes 2010   You can elect to amortize your start-up costs by filing the statement with a return for any tax year before the year your active business begins. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you file the statement early, the election becomes effective in the month of the tax year your active business begins. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Revised statement. Do i file my my taxes 2010   You can file a revised statement to include any start-up costs not included in your original statement. Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, you cannot include on the revised statement any cost you previously treated on your return as a cost other than a start-up cost. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You can file the revised statement with a return filed after the return on which you elected to amortize your start-up costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Organizational costs election statement. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If you elect to amortize your corporation's or partnership's organizational costs, attach a separate statement (if required) that contains the following information. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A description of each cost. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The amount of each cost. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The date each cost was incurred. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The month your corporation or partnership began active business (or acquired the business). Do i file my my taxes 2010 The number of months in your amortization period (which is generally 180 months). Do i file my my taxes 2010 Partnerships. Do i file my my taxes 2010   The statement prepared for a cash basis partnership must also indicate the amount paid before the end of the year for each cost. Do i file my my taxes 2010   You do not need to separately list any partnership organizational cost that is less than $10. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Instead, you can list the total amount of these costs with the dates the first and last costs were incurred. Do i file my my taxes 2010   After a partnership makes the election to amortize organizational costs, it can later file an amended return to include additional organizational costs not included in the partnership's original return and statement. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Getting a Lease If you get a lease for business property, you may recover the cost of acquiring the lease by amortizing it over the term of the lease. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The term of the lease for amortization purposes generally includes all renewal options (and any other period for which you and the lessor reasonably expect the lease to be renewed). Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, renewal periods are not included if 75% or more of the cost of acquiring the lease is for the term of the lease remaining on the acquisition date (not including any period for which you may choose to renew, extend, or continue the lease). Do i file my my taxes 2010 For more information on the costs of getting a lease, see Cost of Getting a Lease in  chapter 3. Do i file my my taxes 2010 How to amortize. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Enter your deduction in Part VI of Form 4562 if you are deducting amortization that begins during the current year, or on the appropriate line of your tax return if you are not otherwise required to file Form 4562. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Section 197 Intangibles Generally, you may amortize the capitalized costs of “section 197 intangibles” (defined later) ratably over a 15-year period. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You must amortize these costs if you hold the section 197 intangibles in connection with your trade or business or in an activity engaged in for the production of income. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You may not be able to amortize section 197 intangibles acquired in a transaction that did not result in a significant change in ownership or use. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See Anti-Churning Rules, later. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your amortization deduction each year is the applicable part of the intangible's adjusted basis (for purposes of determining gain), figured by amortizing it ratably over 15 years (180 months). Do i file my my taxes 2010 The 15-year period begins with the later of: The month the intangible is acquired, or The month the trade or business or activity engaged in for the production of income begins. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You cannot deduct amortization for the month you dispose of the intangible. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you pay or incur an amount that increases the basis of an amortizable section 197 intangible after the 15-year period begins, amortize it over the remainder of the 15-year period beginning with the month the basis increase occurs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You are not allowed any other depreciation or amortization deduction for an amortizable section 197 intangible. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Tax-exempt use property subject to a lease. Do i file my my taxes 2010   The amortization period for any section 197 intangible leased under a lease agreement entered into after March 12, 2004, to a tax-exempt organization, governmental unit, or foreign person or entity (other than a partnership), shall not be less than 125 percent of the lease term. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Cost attributable to other property. Do i file my my taxes 2010   The rules for section 197 intangibles do not apply to any amount that is included in determining the cost of property that is not a section 197 intangible. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For example, if the cost of computer software is not separately stated from the cost of hardware or other tangible property and you consistently treat it as part of the cost of the hardware or other tangible property, these rules do not apply. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Similarly, none of the cost of acquiring real property held for the production of rental income is considered the cost of goodwill, going concern value, or any other section 197 intangible. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Section 197 Intangibles Defined The following assets are section 197 intangibles and must be amortized over 180 months: Goodwill; Going concern value; Workforce in place; Business books and records, operating systems, or any other information base, including lists or other information concerning current or prospective customers; A patent, copyright, formula, process, design, pattern, know-how, format, or similar item; A customer-based intangible; A supplier-based intangible; Any item similar to items (3) through (7); A license, permit, or other right granted by a governmental unit or agency (including issuances and renewals); A covenant not to compete entered into in connection with the acquisition of an interest in a trade or business; Any franchise, trademark, or trade name; and A contract for the use of, or a term interest in, any item in this list. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You cannot amortize any of the intangibles listed in items (1) through (8) that you created rather than acquired unless you created them in acquiring assets that make up a trade or business or a substantial part of a trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Goodwill. Do i file my my taxes 2010   This is the value of a trade or business based on expected continued customer patronage due to its name, reputation, or any other factor. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Going concern value. Do i file my my taxes 2010   This is the additional value of a trade or business that attaches to property because the property is an integral part of an ongoing business activity. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It includes value based on the ability of a business to continue to function and generate income even though there is a change in ownership (but does not include any other section 197 intangible). Do i file my my taxes 2010 It also includes value based on the immediate use or availability of an acquired trade or business, such as the use of earnings during any period in which the business would not otherwise be available or operational. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Workforce in place, etc. Do i file my my taxes 2010   This includes the composition of a workforce (for example, its experience, education, or training). Do i file my my taxes 2010 It also includes the terms and conditions of employment, whether contractual or otherwise, and any other value placed on employees or any of their attributes. Do i file my my taxes 2010   For example, you must amortize the part of the purchase price of a business that is for the existence of a highly skilled workforce. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Also, you must amortize the cost of acquiring an existing employment contract or relationship with employees or consultants. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Business books and records, etc. Do i file my my taxes 2010   This includes the intangible value of technical manuals, training manuals or programs, data files, and accounting or inventory control systems. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It also includes the cost of customer lists, subscription lists, insurance expirations, patient or client files, and lists of newspaper, magazine, radio, and television advertisers. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Patents, copyrights, etc. Do i file my my taxes 2010   This includes package design, computer software, and any interest in a film, sound recording, videotape, book, or other similar property, except as discussed later under Assets That Are Not Section 197 Intangibles . Do i file my my taxes 2010 Customer-based intangible. Do i file my my taxes 2010   This is the composition of market, market share, and any other value resulting from the future provision of goods or services because of relationships with customers in the ordinary course of business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For example, you must amortize the part of the purchase price of a business that is for the existence of the following intangibles. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A customer base. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A circulation base. Do i file my my taxes 2010 An undeveloped market or market growth. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Insurance in force. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A mortgage servicing contract. Do i file my my taxes 2010 An investment management contract. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Any other relationship with customers involving the future provision of goods or services. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Accounts receivable or other similar rights to income for goods or services provided to customers before the acquisition of a trade or business are not section 197 intangibles. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Supplier-based intangible. Do i file my my taxes 2010   A supplier-based intangible is the value resulting from the future acquisitions, (through contract or other relationships with suppliers in the ordinary course of business) of goods or services that you will sell or use. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The amount you pay or incur for supplier-based intangibles includes, for example, any portion of the purchase price of an acquired trade or business that is attributable to the existence of a favorable relationship with persons providing distribution services (such as a favorable shelf or display space or a retail outlet), or the existence of favorable supply contracts. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Do not include any amount required to be paid for the goods or services to honor the terms of the agreement or other relationship. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Also, see Assets That Are Not Section 197 Intangibles below. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Government-granted license, permit, etc. Do i file my my taxes 2010   This is any right granted by a governmental unit or an agency or instrumentality of a governmental unit. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For example, you must amortize the capitalized costs of acquiring (including issuing or renewing) a liquor license, a taxicab medallion or license, or a television or radio broadcasting license. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Covenant not to compete. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Section 197 intangibles include a covenant not to compete (or similar arrangement) entered into in connection with the acquisition of an interest in a trade or business, or a substantial portion of a trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 An interest in a trade or business includes an interest in a partnership or a corporation engaged in a trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010   An arrangement that requires the former owner to perform services (or to provide property or the use of property) is not similar to a covenant not to compete to the extent the amount paid under the arrangement represents reasonable compensation for those services or for that property or its use. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Franchise, trademark, or trade name. Do i file my my taxes 2010   A franchise, trademark, or trade name is a section 197 intangible. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You must amortize its purchase or renewal costs, other than certain contingent payments that you can deduct currently. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For information on currently deductible contingent payments, see chapter 11. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Professional sports franchise. Do i file my my taxes 2010   A franchise engaged in professional sports and any intangible assets acquired in connection with acquiring the franchise (including player contracts) is a section 197 intangible amortizable over a 15-year period. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Contract for the use of, or a term interest in, a section 197 intangible. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Section 197 intangibles include any right under a license, contract, or other arrangement providing for the use of any section 197 intangible. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It also includes any term interest in any section 197 intangible, whether the interest is outright or in trust. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Assets That Are Not Section 197 Intangibles The following assets are not section 197 intangibles. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Any interest in a corporation, partnership, trust, or estate. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Any interest under an existing futures contract, foreign currency contract, notional principal contract, interest rate swap, or similar financial contract. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Any interest in land. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Most computer software. Do i file my my taxes 2010 (See Computer software , later. Do i file my my taxes 2010 ) Any of the following assets not acquired in connection with the acquisition of a trade or business or a substantial part of a trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 An interest in a film, sound recording, video tape, book, or similar property. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A right to receive tangible property or services under a contract or from a governmental agency. Do i file my my taxes 2010 An interest in a patent or copyright. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Certain rights that have a fixed duration or amount. Do i file my my taxes 2010 (See Rights of fixed duration or amount , later. Do i file my my taxes 2010 ) An interest under either of the following. Do i file my my taxes 2010 An existing lease or sublease of tangible property. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A debt that was in existence when the interest was acquired. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A right to service residential mortgages unless the right is acquired in connection with the acquisition of a trade or business or a substantial part of a trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Certain transaction costs incurred by parties to a corporate organization or reorganization in which any part of a gain or loss is not recognized. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Intangible property that is not amortizable under the rules for section 197 intangibles can be depreciated if it meets certain requirements. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You generally must use the straight line method over its useful life. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For certain intangibles, the depreciation period is specified in the law and regulations. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For example, the depreciation period for computer software that is not a section 197 intangible is generally 36 months. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For more information on depreciating intangible property, see Intangible Property under What Method Can You Use To Depreciate Your Property? in chapter 1 of Publication 946. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Computer software. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Section 197 intangibles do not include the following types of computer software. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Software that meets all the following requirements. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It is, or has been, readily available for purchase by the general public. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It is subject to a nonexclusive license. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It has not been substantially modified. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This requirement is considered met if the cost of all modifications is not more than the greater of 25% of the price of the publicly available unmodified software or $2,000. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Software that is not acquired in connection with the acquisition of a trade or business or a substantial part of a trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Computer software defined. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Computer software includes all programs designed to cause a computer to perform a desired function. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It also includes any database or similar item that is in the public domain and is incidental to the operation of qualifying software. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Rights of fixed duration or amount. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Section 197 intangibles do not include any right under a contract or from a governmental agency if the right is acquired in the ordinary course of a trade or business (or in an activity engaged in for the production of income) but not as part of a purchase of a trade or business and either: Has a fixed life of less than 15 years, or Is of a fixed amount that, except for the rules for section 197 intangibles, would be recovered under a method similar to the unit-of-production method of cost recovery. Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, this does not apply to the following intangibles. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Goodwill. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Going concern value. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A covenant not to compete. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A franchise, trademark, or trade name. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A customer-related information base, customer-based intangible, or similar item. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Safe Harbor for Creative Property Costs If you are engaged in the trade or business of film production, you may be able to amortize the creative property costs for properties not set for production within 3 years of the first capitalized transaction. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You may amortize these costs ratably over a 15-year period beginning on the first day of the second half of the tax year in which you properly write off the costs for financial accounting purposes. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If, during the 15-year period, you dispose of the creative property rights, you must continue to amortize the costs over the remainder of the 15-year period. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Creative property costs include costs paid or incurred to acquire and develop screenplays, scripts, story outlines, motion picture production rights to books and plays, and other similar properties for purposes of potential future film development, production, and exploitation. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Amortize these costs using the rules of Revenue Procedure 2004-36. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For more information, see Revenue Procedure 2004-36, 2004-24 I. Do i file my my taxes 2010 R. Do i file my my taxes 2010 B. Do i file my my taxes 2010 1063, available at  www. Do i file my my taxes 2010 irs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 gov/irb/2004-24_IRB/ar16. Do i file my my taxes 2010 html. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A change in the treatment of creative property costs is a change in method of accounting. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Anti-Churning Rules Anti-churning rules prevent you from amortizing most section 197 intangibles if the transaction in which you acquired them did not result in a significant change in ownership or use. Do i file my my taxes 2010 These rules apply to goodwill and going concern value, and to any other section 197 intangible that is not otherwise depreciable or amortizable. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Under the anti-churning rules, you cannot use 15-year amortization for the intangible if any of the following conditions apply. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You or a related person (defined later) held or used the intangible at any time from July 25, 1991, through August 10, 1993. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You acquired the intangible from a person who held it at any time during the period in (1) and, as part of the transaction, the user did not change. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You granted the right to use the intangible to a person (or a person related to that person) who held or used it at any time during the period in (1). Do i file my my taxes 2010 This applies only if the transaction in which you granted the right and the transaction in which you acquired the intangible are part of a series of related transactions. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See Related person , later, for more information. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Exceptions. Do i file my my taxes 2010   The anti-churning rules do not apply in the following situations. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You acquired the intangible from a decedent and its basis was stepped up to its fair market value. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The intangible was amortizable as a section 197 intangible by the seller or transferor you acquired it from. Do i file my my taxes 2010 This exception does not apply if the transaction in which you acquired the intangible and the transaction in which the seller or transferor acquired it are part of a series of related transactions. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The gain-recognition exception, discussed later, applies. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Related person. Do i file my my taxes 2010   For purposes of the anti-churning rules, the following are related persons. Do i file my my taxes 2010 An individual and his or her brothers, sisters, half-brothers, half-sisters, spouse, ancestors (parents, grandparents, etc. Do i file my my taxes 2010 ), and lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, etc. Do i file my my taxes 2010 ). Do i file my my taxes 2010 A corporation and an individual who owns, directly or indirectly, more than 20% of the value of the corporation's outstanding stock. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Two corporations that are members of the same controlled group as defined in section 1563(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, except that “more than 20%” is substituted for “at least 80%” in that definition and the determination is made without regard to subsections (a)(4) and (e)(3)(C) of section 1563. Do i file my my taxes 2010 (For an exception, see section 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 197-2(h)(6)(iv) of the regulations. Do i file my my taxes 2010 ) A trust fiduciary and a corporation if more than 20% of the value of the corporation's outstanding stock is owned, directly or indirectly, by or for the trust or grantor of the trust. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The grantor and fiduciary, and the fiduciary and beneficiary, of any trust. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The fiduciaries of two different trusts, and the fiduciaries and beneficiaries of two different trusts, if the same person is the grantor of both trusts. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The executor and beneficiary of an estate. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A tax-exempt educational or charitable organization and a person who directly or indirectly controls the organization (or whose family members control it). Do i file my my taxes 2010 A corporation and a partnership if the same persons own more than 20% of the value of the outstanding stock of the corporation and more than 20% of the capital or profits interest in the partnership. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Two S corporations, and an S corporation and a regular corporation, if the same persons own more than 20% of the value of the outstanding stock of each corporation. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Two partnerships if the same persons own, directly or indirectly, more than 20% of the capital or profits interests in both partnerships. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A partnership and a person who owns, directly or indirectly, more than 20% of the capital or profits interests in the partnership. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Two persons who are engaged in trades or businesses under common control (as described in section 41(f)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code). Do i file my my taxes 2010 When to determine relationship. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Persons are treated as related if the relationship existed at the following time. Do i file my my taxes 2010 In the case of a single transaction, immediately before or immediately after the transaction in which the intangible was acquired. Do i file my my taxes 2010 In the case of a series of related transactions (or a series of transactions that comprise a qualified stock purchase under section 338(d)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code), immediately before the earliest transaction or immediately after the last transaction. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Ownership of stock. Do i file my my taxes 2010   In determining whether an individual directly or indirectly owns any of the outstanding stock of a corporation, the following rules apply. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Rule 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Stock directly or indirectly owned by or for a corporation, partnership, estate, or trust is considered owned proportionately by or for its shareholders, partners, or beneficiaries. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Rule 2. Do i file my my taxes 2010   An individual is considered to own the stock directly or indirectly owned by or for his or her family. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Family includes only brothers and sisters, half-brothers and half-sisters, spouse, ancestors, and lineal descendants. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Rule 3. Do i file my my taxes 2010   An individual owning (other than by applying Rule 2) any stock in a corporation is considered to own the stock directly or indirectly owned by or for his or her partner. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Rule 4. Do i file my my taxes 2010   For purposes of applying Rule 1, 2, or 3, treat stock constructively owned by a person under Rule 1 as actually owned by that person. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Do not treat stock constructively owned by an individual under Rule 2 or 3 as owned by the individual for reapplying Rule 2 or 3 to make another person the constructive owner of the stock. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Gain-recognition exception. Do i file my my taxes 2010   This exception to the anti-churning rules applies if the person you acquired the intangible from (the transferor) meets both of the following requirements. Do i file my my taxes 2010 That person would not be related to you (as described under Related person , earlier) if the 20% test for ownership of stock and partnership interests were replaced by a 50% test. Do i file my my taxes 2010 That person chose to recognize gain on the disposition of the intangible and pay income tax on the gain at the highest tax rate. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See chapter 2 in Publication 544 for information on making this choice. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If this exception applies, the anti-churning rules apply only to the amount of your adjusted basis in the intangible that is more than the gain recognized by the transferor. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Notification. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If the person you acquired the intangible from chooses to recognize gain under the rules for this exception, that person must notify you in writing by the due date of the return on which the choice is made. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Anti-abuse rule. Do i file my my taxes 2010   You cannot amortize any section 197 intangible acquired in a transaction for which the principal purpose was either of the following. Do i file my my taxes 2010 To avoid the requirement that the intangible be acquired after August 10, 1993. Do i file my my taxes 2010 To avoid any of the anti-churning rules. Do i file my my taxes 2010 More information. Do i file my my taxes 2010   For more information about the anti-churning rules, including additional rules for partnerships, see Regulations section 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 197-2(h). Do i file my my taxes 2010 Incorrect Amount of Amortization Deducted If you later discover that you deducted an incorrect amount for amortization for a section 197 intangible in any year, you may be able to make a correction for that year by filing an amended return. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See Amended Return , next. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you are not allowed to make the correction on an amended return, you can change your accounting method to claim the correct amortization. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See Changing Your Accounting Method , later. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Amended Return If you deducted an incorrect amount for amortization, you can file an amended return to correct the following. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A mathematical error made in any year. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A posting error made in any year. Do i file my my taxes 2010 An amortization deduction for a section 197 intangible for which you have not adopted a method of accounting. Do i file my my taxes 2010 When to file. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If an amended return is allowed, you must file it by the later of the following dates. Do i file my my taxes 2010 3 years from the date you filed your original return for the year in which you did not deduct the correct amount. Do i file my my taxes 2010 (A return filed early is considered filed on the due date. Do i file my my taxes 2010 ) 2 years from the time you paid your tax for that year. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Changing Your Accounting Method Generally, you must get IRS approval to change your method of accounting. Do i file my my taxes 2010 File Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method, to request a change to a permissible method of accounting for amortization. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The following are examples of a change in method of accounting for amortization. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A change in the amortization method, period of recovery, or convention of an amortizable asset. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A change in the accounting for amortizable assets from a single asset account to a multiple asset account (pooling), or vice versa. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A change in the accounting for amortizable assets from one type of multiple asset account to a different type of multiple asset account. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Changes in amortization that are not a change in method of accounting include the following: A change in computing amortization in the tax year in which your use of the asset changes. Do i file my my taxes 2010 An adjustment in the useful life of an amortizable asset. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Generally, the making of a late amortization election or the revocation of a timely valid amortization election. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Any change in the placed-in-service date of an amortizable asset. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See Regulations section 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 446-1(e)(2)(ii)(a) for more information and examples. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Automatic approval. Do i file my my taxes 2010   In some instances, you may be able to get automatic approval from the IRS to change your method of accounting for amortization. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For a list of automatic accounting method changes, see the Instructions for Form 3115. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Also see the Instructions for Form 3115 for more information on getting approval, automatic approval procedures, and a list of exceptions to the automatic approval process. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For more information, see Revenue Procedure 2006-12, as modified by Revenue Procedure 2006-37, and Revenue Procedure 2008-52, as amplified, clarified, and modified by Revenue Procedure 2009-39, as clarified and modified by Revenue Procedure 2011-14, as modified and amplified by Revenue Procedure 2011-22, as modified by Revenue Procedure 2012-39, or any successor. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See Revenue Procedure 2006-12, 2006-3 I. Do i file my my taxes 2010 R. Do i file my my taxes 2010 B. Do i file my my taxes 2010 310, available at  www. Do i file my my taxes 2010 irs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 gov/irb/2006-03_IRB/ar14. Do i file my my taxes 2010 html. Do i file my my taxes 2010  See Revenue Procedure 2006-37, 2006-38 I. Do i file my my taxes 2010 R. Do i file my my taxes 2010 B. Do i file my my taxes 2010 499, available at  www. Do i file my my taxes 2010 irs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 gov/irb/2006-38_IRB/ar10. Do i file my my taxes 2010 html. Do i file my my taxes 2010  See Revenue Procedure 2008-52, 2008-36 I. Do i file my my taxes 2010 R. Do i file my my taxes 2010 B. Do i file my my taxes 2010 587, available at www. Do i file my my taxes 2010 irs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 gov/irb/2008-36_IRB/ar09. Do i file my my taxes 2010 html. Do i file my my taxes 2010  See Revenue Procedure 2009-39, 2009-38 I. Do i file my my taxes 2010 R. Do i file my my taxes 2010 B. Do i file my my taxes 2010 371, available at  www. Do i file my my taxes 2010 irs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 gov/irb/2009-38_IRB/ar08. Do i file my my taxes 2010 html. Do i file my my taxes 2010  See Revenue Procedure 2011-14, 2011-4 I. Do i file my my taxes 2010 R. Do i file my my taxes 2010 B. Do i file my my taxes 2010 330, available at  www. Do i file my my taxes 2010 irs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 gov/irb/2011-04_IRB/ar08. Do i file my my taxes 2010 html. Do i file my my taxes 2010  See Revenue Procedure 2011-22, 2011-18 I. Do i file my my taxes 2010 R. Do i file my my taxes 2010 B. Do i file my my taxes 2010 737, available at  www. Do i file my my taxes 2010 irs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 gov/irb/2011-18_IRB/ar08. Do i file my my taxes 2010 html. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Also, see Revenue Procedure 2012-39, 2012-41 I. Do i file my my taxes 2010 R. Do i file my my taxes 2010 B. Do i file my my taxes 2010 470 available at www. Do i file my my taxes 2010 irs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 gov/irb/2012-41_IRB/index. Do i file my my taxes 2010 html. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Disposition of Section 197 Intangibles A section 197 intangible is treated as depreciable property used in your trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you held the intangible for more than 1 year, any gain on its disposition, up to the amount of allowable amortization, is ordinary income (section 1245 gain). Do i file my my taxes 2010 If multiple section 197 intangibles are disposed of in a single transaction or a series of related transactions, treat all of the section 197 intangibles as if they were a single asset for purposes of determining the amount of gain that is ordinary income. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Any remaining gain, or any loss, is a section 1231 gain or loss. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you held the intangible 1 year or less, any gain or loss on its disposition is an ordinary gain or loss. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For more information on ordinary or capital gain or loss on business property, see chapter 3 in Publication 544. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Nondeductible loss. Do i file my my taxes 2010   You cannot deduct any loss on the disposition or worthlessness of a section 197 intangible that you acquired in the same transaction (or series of related transactions) as other section 197 intangibles you still have. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Instead, increase the adjusted basis of each remaining amortizable section 197 intangible by a proportionate part of the nondeductible loss. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Figure the increase by multiplying the nondeductible loss on the disposition of the intangible by the following fraction. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The numerator is the adjusted basis of each remaining intangible on the date of the disposition. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The denominator is the total adjusted bases of all remaining amortizable section 197 intangibles on the date of the disposition. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Covenant not to compete. Do i file my my taxes 2010   A covenant not to compete, or similar arrangement, is not considered disposed of or worthless before you dispose of your entire interest in the trade or business for which you entered into the covenant. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Nonrecognition transfers. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If you acquire a section 197 intangible in a nonrecognition transfer, you are treated as the transferor with respect to the part of your adjusted basis in the intangible that is not more than the transferor's adjusted basis. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You amortize this part of the adjusted basis over the intangible's remaining amortization period in the hands of the transferor. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Nonrecognition transfers include transfers to a corporation, partnership contributions and distributions, like-kind exchanges, and involuntary conversions. Do i file my my taxes 2010   In a like-kind exchange or involuntary conversion of a section 197 intangible, you must continue to amortize the part of your adjusted basis in the acquired intangible that is not more than your adjusted basis in the exchanged or converted intangible over the remaining amortization period of the exchanged or converted intangible. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Amortize over a new 15-year period the part of your adjusted basis in the acquired intangible that is more than your adjusted basis in the exchanged or converted intangible. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Example. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You own a section 197 intangible you have amortized for 4 full years. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It has a remaining unamortized basis of $30,000. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You exchange the asset plus $10,000 for a like-kind section 197 intangible. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The nonrecognition provisions of like-kind exchanges apply. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You amortize $30,000 of the $40,000 adjusted basis of the acquired intangible over the 11 years remaining in the original 15-year amortization period for the transferred asset. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You amortize the other $10,000 of adjusted basis over a new 15-year period. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For more information, see Regulations section 1. Do i file my my taxes 2010 197-2(g). Do i file my my taxes 2010 Reforestation Costs You can elect to deduct a limited amount of reforestation costs paid or incurred during the tax year. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See Reforestation Costs in chapter 7. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You can elect to amortize the qualifying costs that are not deducted currently over an 84-month period. Do i file my my taxes 2010 There is no limit on the amount of your amortization deduction for reforestation costs paid or incurred during the tax year. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The election to amortize reforestation costs incurred by a partnership, S corporation, or estate must be made by the partnership, corporation, or estate. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A partner, shareholder, or beneficiary cannot make that election. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A partner's or shareholder's share of amortizable costs is figured under the general rules for allocating items of income, loss, deduction, etc. Do i file my my taxes 2010 , of a partnership or S corporation. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The amortizable costs of an estate are divided between the estate and the income beneficiary based on the income of the estate allocable to each. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Qualifying costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Reforestation costs are the direct costs of planting or seeding for forestation or reforestation. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Qualifying costs include only those costs you must capitalize and include in the adjusted basis of the property. Do i file my my taxes 2010 They include costs for the following items. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Site preparation. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Seeds or seedlings. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Labor. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Tools. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Depreciation on equipment used in planting and seeding. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Qualifying costs do not include costs for which the government reimburses you under a cost-sharing program, unless you include the reimbursement in your income. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Qualified timber property. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Qualified timber property is property that contains trees in significant commercial quantities. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It can be a woodlot or other site that you own or lease. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The property qualifies only if it meets all of the following requirements. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It is located in the United States. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It is held for the growing and cutting of timber you will either use in, or sell for use in, the commercial production of timber products. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It consists of at least one acre planted with tree seedlings in the manner normally used in forestation or reforestation. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Qualified timber property does not include property on which you have planted shelter belts or ornamental trees, such as Christmas trees. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Amortization period. Do i file my my taxes 2010   The 84-month amortization period starts on the first day of the first month of the second half of the tax year you incur the costs (July 1 for a calendar year taxpayer), regardless of the month you actually incur the costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You can claim amortization deductions for no more than 6 months of the first and last (eighth) tax years of the period. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Life tenant and remainderman. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If one person holds the property for life with the remainder going to another person, the life tenant is entitled to the full amortization for qualifying reforestation costs incurred by the life tenant. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Any remainder interest in the property is ignored for amortization purposes. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Recapture. Do i file my my taxes 2010   If you dispose of qualified timber property within 10 years after the tax year you incur qualifying reforestation expenses, report any gain as ordinary income up to the amortization you took. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See chapter 3 of Publication 544 for more information. Do i file my my taxes 2010 How to make the election. Do i file my my taxes 2010   To elect to amortize qualifying reforestation costs, complete Part VI of Form 4562 and attach a statement that contains the following information. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A description of the costs and the dates you incurred them. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A description of the type of timber being grown and the purpose for which it is grown. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Attach a separate statement for each property for which you amortize reforestation costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Generally, you must make the election on a timely filed return (including extensions) for the tax year in which you incurred the costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, if you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Do i file my my taxes 2010 Attach Form 4562 and the statement to the amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Do i file my my taxes 2010 9100-2” on Form 4562. Do i file my my taxes 2010 File the amended return at the same address you filed the original return. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Revoking the election. Do i file my my taxes 2010   You must get IRS approval to revoke your election to amortize qualifying reforestation costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your application to revoke the election must include your name, address, the years for which your election was in effect, and your reason for revoking it. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Please provide your daytime telephone number (optional), in case we need to contact you. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You, or your duly authorized representative, must sign the application and file it at least 90 days before the due date (without extensions) for filing your income tax return for the first tax year for which your election is to end. Do i file my my taxes 2010    Send the application to: Internal Revenue Service Associate Chief Counsel Passthroughs and Special Industries CC:PSI:6 1111 Constitution Ave. Do i file my my taxes 2010 NW, IR-5300 Washington, DC 20224 Geological and Geophysical Costs You can amortize the cost of geological and geophysical expenses paid or incurred in connection with oil and gas exploration or development within the United States. Do i file my my taxes 2010 These costs can be amortized ratably over a 24-month period beginning on the mid-point of the tax year in which the expenses were paid or incurred. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For major integrated oil companies (as defined in section 167(h)(5)), these costs must be amortized ratably over a 5-year period for costs paid or incurred after May 17, 2006 (a 7-year period for costs paid or incurred after December 19, 2007). Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you retire or abandon the property during the amortization period, no amortization deduction is allowed in the year of retirement or abandonment. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Pollution Control Facilities You can elect to amortize the cost of a certified pollution control facility over 60 months. Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, see Atmospheric pollution control facilities for an exception. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The cost of a pollution control facility that is not eligible for amortization can be depreciated under the regular rules for depreciation. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Also, you can claim a special depreciation allowance on a certified pollution control facility that is qualified property even if you elect to amortize its cost. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You must reduce its cost (amortizable basis) by the amount of any special allowance you claim. Do i file my my taxes 2010 See chapter 3 of Publication 946. Do i file my my taxes 2010 A certified pollution control facility is a new identifiable treatment facility used in connection with a plant or other property in operation before 1976, to reduce or control water or atmospheric pollution or contamination. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The facility must do so by removing, changing, disposing, storing, or preventing the creation or emission of pollutants, contaminants, wastes, or heat. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The facility must be certified by state and federal certifying authorities. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The facility must not significantly increase the output or capacity, extend the useful life, or reduce the total operating costs of the plant or other property. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Also, it must not significantly change the nature of the manufacturing or production process or facility. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The federal certifying authority will not certify your property to the extent it appears you will recover (over the property's useful life) all or part of its cost from the profit based on its operation (such as through sales of recovered wastes). Do i file my my taxes 2010 The federal certifying authority will describe the nature of the potential cost recovery. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You must then reduce the amortizable basis of the facility by this potential recovery. Do i file my my taxes 2010 New identifiable treatment facility. Do i file my my taxes 2010   A new identifiable treatment facility is tangible depreciable property that is identifiable as a treatment facility. Do i file my my taxes 2010 It does not include a building and its structural components unless the building is exclusively a treatment facility. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Atmospheric pollution control facilities. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Certain atmospheric pollution control facilities can be amortized over 84 months. Do i file my my taxes 2010 To qualify, the following must apply. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The facility must be acquired and placed in service after April 11, 2005. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If acquired, the original use must begin with you after April 11, 2005. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The facility must be used in connection with an electric generation plant or other property placed in operation after December 31, 1975, that is primarily coal fired. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you construct, reconstruct, or erect the facility, only the basis attributable to the construction, reconstruction, or erection completed after April 11, 2005, qualifies. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Basis reduction for corporations. Do i file my my taxes 2010   A corporation must reduce the amortizable basis of a pollution control facility by 20% before figuring the amortization deduction. Do i file my my taxes 2010 More information. Do i file my my taxes 2010   For more information on the amortization of pollution control facilities, see Code sections 169 and 291(c) and the related regulations. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Research and Experimental Costs You can elect to amortize your research and experimental costs, deduct them as current business expenses, or write them off over a 10-year period (see Optional write-off method below). Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you elect to amortize these costs, deduct them in equal amounts over 60 months or more. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The amortization period begins the month you first receive an economic benefit from the costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For a definition of “research and experimental costs” and information on deducting them as current business expenses, see chapter 7. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Optional write-off method. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Rather than amortize these costs or deduct them as a current expense, you have the option of deducting (writing off) research and experimental costs ratably over a 10-year period beginning with the tax year in which you incurred the costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 For more information, see Optional Write-off of Certain Tax Preferences , later, and section 59(e) of the Internal Revenue Code. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Costs you can amortize. Do i file my my taxes 2010   You can amortize costs chargeable to a capital account (see chapter 1) if you meet both of the following requirements. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You paid or incurred the costs in your trade or business. Do i file my my taxes 2010 You are not deducting the costs currently. Do i file my my taxes 2010 How to make the election. Do i file my my taxes 2010   To elect to amortize research and experimental costs, complete Part VI of Form 4562 and attach it to your income tax return. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Generally, you must file the return by the due date (including extensions). Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, if you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Do i file my my taxes 2010 Attach Form 4562 to the amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Do i file my my taxes 2010 9100-2” on Form 4562. Do i file my my taxes 2010 File the amended return at the same address you filed the original return. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Your election is binding for the year it is made and for all later years unless you obtain approval from the IRS to change to a different method. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Optional Write-off of Certain Tax Preferences You can elect to amortize certain tax preference items over an optional period beginning in the tax year in which you incurred the costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If you make this election, there is no AMT adjustment. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The applicable costs and the optional recovery periods are as follows: Circulation costs — 3 years, Intangible drilling and development costs — 60 months, Mining exploration and development costs — 10 years, and Research and experimental costs — 10 years. Do i file my my taxes 2010 How to make the election. Do i file my my taxes 2010   To elect to amortize qualifying costs over the optional recovery period, complete Part VI of Form 4562 and attach a statement containing the following information to your return for the tax year in which the election begins: Your name, address, and taxpayer identification number; and The type of cost and the specific amount of the cost for which you are making the election. Do i file my my taxes 2010   Generally, the election must be made on a timely filed return (including extensions) for the tax year in which you incurred the costs. Do i file my my taxes 2010 However, if you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). Do i file my my taxes 2010 Attach Form 4562 to the amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. Do i file my my taxes 2010 9100-2” on Form 4562. Do i file my my taxes 2010 File the amended return at the same address you filed the original return. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Revoking the election. Do i file my my taxes 2010   You must obtain consent from the IRS to revoke your election. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Your request to revoke the election must be submitted to the IRS in the form of a letter ruling before the end of the tax year in which the optional recovery period ends. Do i file my my taxes 2010 The request must contain all of the information necessary to demonstrate the rare and unusual circumstances that would justify granting revocation. Do i file my my taxes 2010 If the request for revocation is approved, any unamortized costs are deductible in the year the revocation is effective. Do i file my my taxes 2010 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications