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IR-2014-19, Feb. 25, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service is offering educational Health Care Tax Tips to help individuals understand how the Affordable Care Act may affect their taxes. 

The IRS has designed the Health Care Tax Tips to help people understand what they need to know for the federal individual income tax returns they are filing this year, as well as for future tax returns. This includes information on the Premium Tax Credit and making health care coverage choices.

Although many of the tax provisions included in the law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, most do not affect the 2013 tax returns. 

The Health Care Tax Tips, which are now available at IRS.gov/aca, include:

    • IRS Reminds Individuals of Health Care Choices for 2014 — Find out what you need to know about how health care choices you make for 2014 may affect your taxes.
    • The Health Insurance Marketplace – Learn about Your Health Insurance Coverage Options Find out about getting health care coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
    • The Premium Tax Credit — Learn the basics of the Premium Tax Credit, including who might be eligible and how to get the credit.
    • The Individual Shared Responsibility Payment – An Overview — Provides information about types of qualifying coverage, exemptions from having coverage, and making a payment if you do not have qualifying coverage or an exemption.
    • Three Timely Tips about Taxes and the Health Care Law —  Provides tips that help with filing the 2013 tax return, including information about employment status, tax favored health plans and itemized deductions.
    • Four Tax Facts about the Health Care Law for Individuals — Offers basic tips to help people determine if the Affordable Care Act affects them and their families, and where to find more information.
    • Changes in Circumstances can Affect your Premium Tax Credit — Learn the importance of reporting any changes in circumstances that involve family size or income when advance payments of the Premium Tax Credit are involved.

In addition to Health Care Tax Tips, the IRS.gov/aca website offers informative flyers and brochures, Frequently Asked Questions and in-depth legal guidance regarding the tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act.   

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Do my 2007 taxes online 10. Do my 2007 taxes online   Business Bad Debts Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Definition of Business Bad DebtAccrual method. Do my 2007 taxes online Cash method. Do my 2007 taxes online Debt acquired from a decedent. Do my 2007 taxes online Liquidation. Do my 2007 taxes online Types of Business Bad Debts When a Debt Becomes Worthless How To Claim a Business Bad DebtSpecific Charge-Off Method Nonaccrual-Experience Method Recovery of a Bad DebtNet operating loss (NOL) carryover. Do my 2007 taxes online Introduction You have a bad debt if you cannot collect money owed to you. Do my 2007 taxes online A bad debt is either a business bad debt or a nonbusiness bad debt. Do my 2007 taxes online This chapter discusses only business bad debts. Do my 2007 taxes online Generally, a business bad debt is one that comes from operating your trade or business. 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Do my 2007 taxes online Individual Income Tax Return 1045 Application for Tentative Refund 1139 Corporation Application for Tentative Refund 3115 Application for Change in Accounting Method See chapter 12 for information about getting publications and forms. Do my 2007 taxes online Definition of Business Bad Debt A business bad debt is a loss from the worthlessness of a debt that was either: Created or acquired in your trade or business, or Closely related to your trade or business when it became partly or totally worthless. Do my 2007 taxes online A debt is closely related to your trade or business if your primary motive for incurring the debt is business related. Do my 2007 taxes online Bad debts of a corporation (other than an S corporation) are always business bad debts. Do my 2007 taxes online Credit sales. Do my 2007 taxes online   Business bad debts are mainly the result of credit sales to customers. 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Do my 2007 taxes online The charge-off in the earlier year, unless reversed on your books, fulfills the charge-off requirement for the later year. Do my 2007 taxes online Totally worthless debts. Do my 2007 taxes online   If a debt becomes totally worthless in the current tax year, you can deduct the entire amount, less any amount deducted in an earlier tax year when the debt was only partly worthless. Do my 2007 taxes online   You do not have to make an actual charge-off on your books to claim a bad debt deduction for a totally worthless debt. Do my 2007 taxes online However, you may want to do so. Do my 2007 taxes online If you do not and the IRS later rules the debt is only partly worthless, you will not be allowed a deduction for the debt in that tax year because a deduction of a partly worthless bad debt is limited to the amount actually charged off. Do my 2007 taxes online See Partly worthless debts, earlier. Do my 2007 taxes online Filing a claim for refund. Do my 2007 taxes online   If you did not deduct a bad debt on your original return for the year it became worthless, you can file a claim for a credit or refund. Do my 2007 taxes online If the bad debt was totally worthless, you must file the claim by the later of the following dates. Do my 2007 taxes online 7 years from the date your original return was due (not including extensions). Do my 2007 taxes online 2 years from the date you paid the tax. Do my 2007 taxes online   If the claim is for a partly worthless bad debt, you must file the claim by the later of the following dates. Do my 2007 taxes online 3 years from the date you filed your original return. Do my 2007 taxes online 2 years from the date you paid the tax. Do my 2007 taxes online You may have longer to file the claim if you were unable to manage your financial affairs due to a physical or mental impairment. Do my 2007 taxes online Such an impairment requires proof of existence. Do my 2007 taxes online   For details and more information about filing a claim, see Publication 556. Do my 2007 taxes online Use one of the following forms to file a claim. Do my 2007 taxes online For more information, see the instructions for the applicable form. Do my 2007 taxes online Table 10-1. Do my 2007 taxes online Forms Used To File a Claim IF you filed as a. Do my 2007 taxes online . Do my 2007 taxes online . Do my 2007 taxes online THEN file. Do my 2007 taxes online . Do my 2007 taxes online . Do my 2007 taxes online Sole proprietor or farmer Form 1040X Corporation Form 1120X S corporation Form 1120S and check box H(4) Partnership Form 1065X if filing on paper or  Form 1065 and check box G(5) if filing electronically Nonaccrual-Experience Method If you use an accrual method of accounting and qualify under the rules explained in this section, you can use the nonaccrual-experience method for bad debts. Do my 2007 taxes online Under this method, you do not accrue service related income you expect to be uncollectible. Do my 2007 taxes online Because the expected uncollectible amounts are not included in income, these amounts are not later deducted from income. Do my 2007 taxes online Generally, you can use the nonaccrual-experience method for accounts receivable for services you performed only if: The services are provided in the fields of accounting, actuarial science, architecture, consulting, engineering, health, law, or the performing arts, or You meet the $5 million gross receipts test for all prior years. Do my 2007 taxes online Service related income. Do my 2007 taxes online   You can use the nonaccrual-experience method only for amounts earned by performing services. Do my 2007 taxes online You cannot use this method for amounts owed to you from activities such as lending money, selling goods, or acquiring receivables or other rights to receive payment. Do my 2007 taxes online Gross receipts test. Do my 2007 taxes online   To find out if you meet the $5 million gross receipts test for all prior years, you must figure the average annual gross receipts for each prior year. Do my 2007 taxes online If your average annual gross receipts for any year exceeds $5 million, you cannot use the non-accural experience method. Do my 2007 taxes online   The average annual gross receipts for any year is the average of gross receipts from the year in question and the 2 previous years. Do my 2007 taxes online For example, if you were figuring the average annual gross receipts for 2013, you would average your gross receipts for 2011, 2012, and 2013. Do my 2007 taxes online Interest or penalty charged. Do my 2007 taxes online   Generally, you cannot use the nonaccrual-experience method for amounts due on which you charge interest or a late payment penalty. Do my 2007 taxes online However, do not treat a discount offered for early payment as the charging of interest or a penalty if both the following apply. Do my 2007 taxes online You otherwise accrue the full amount due as gross income at the time you provide the services. Do my 2007 taxes online You treat the discount allowed for early payment as an adjustment to gross income in the year of payment. Do my 2007 taxes online Change in accounting method. Do my 2007 taxes online   Generally, you must obtain consent to change to a nonaccrual-experience method (other than one of the safe harbor methods) or to change from one method to another. Do my 2007 taxes online See Form 3115 and the Instructions for Form 3115 for more information. Do my 2007 taxes online Recovery of a Bad Debt If you claim a deduction for a bad debt on your income tax return and later recover (collect) all or part of it, you may have to include all or part of the recovery in gross income. Do my 2007 taxes online The amount you include is limited to the amount you actually deducted. Do my 2007 taxes online However, you can exclude the amount deducted that did not reduce your tax. Do my 2007 taxes online Report the recovery as “Other income” on the appropriate business form or schedule. Do my 2007 taxes online See Recoveries in Publication 525 for more information. Do my 2007 taxes online Net operating loss (NOL) carryover. Do my 2007 taxes online   If a bad debt deduction increases an NOL carryover that has not expired before the beginning of the tax year in which the recovery takes place, you treat the deduction as having reduced your tax. Do my 2007 taxes online A bad debt deduction that contributes to a NOL helps lower taxes in the year to which you carry the NOL. Do my 2007 taxes online For more information about NOLs, see Publication 536. Do my 2007 taxes online Also, see the Instructions for Form 1045, and the Instructions for Form 1139. 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