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File 2006 tax return 3. File 2006 tax return   Exclusions From Gross Income Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Resident AliensForeign Earned Income and Housing Amount Nonresident AliensInterest Income Dividend Income Services Performed for Foreign Employer Gambling Winnings From Dog or Horse Racing Gain From the Sale of Your Main Home Scholarships and Fellowship GrantsExpenses that do not qualify. File 2006 tax return Introduction Resident and nonresident aliens are allowed exclusions from gross income if they meet certain conditions. File 2006 tax return An exclusion from gross income is generally income you receive that is not included in your U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return income and is not subject to U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return tax. File 2006 tax return This chapter covers some of the more common exclusions allowed to resident and nonresident aliens. File 2006 tax return Topics - This chapter discusses: Nontaxable interest, Nontaxable dividends, Certain compensation paid by a foreign employer, Gain from sale of home, and Scholarships and fellowship grants. File 2006 tax return Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 54 Tax Guide for U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad 523 Selling Your Home See chapter 12 for information about getting these publications. File 2006 tax return Resident Aliens Resident aliens may be able to exclude the following items from their gross income. File 2006 tax return Foreign Earned Income and Housing Amount If you are physically present in a foreign country or countries for at least 330 full days during any period of 12 consecutive months, you may qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. File 2006 tax return The exclusion is $97,600 in 2013. File 2006 tax return In addition, you may be able to exclude or deduct certain foreign housing amounts. File 2006 tax return You may also qualify if you are a bona fide resident of a foreign country and you are a citizen or national of a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty. File 2006 tax return For more information, see Publication 54. File 2006 tax return Foreign country. File 2006 tax return    A foreign country is any territory under the sovereignty of a government other than that of the United States. File 2006 tax return   The term “foreign country” includes the country's territorial waters and airspace, but not international waters and the airspace above them. File 2006 tax return It also includes the seabed and subsoil of those submarine areas adjacent to the country's territorial waters over which it has exclusive rights under international law to explore and exploit the natural resources. File 2006 tax return   The term “foreign country” does not include U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return possessions or territories. File 2006 tax return It does not include the Antarctic region. File 2006 tax return Nonresident Aliens Nonresident aliens can exclude the following items from their gross income. File 2006 tax return Interest Income Interest income that is not connected with a U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return trade or business is excluded from income if it is from: Deposits (including certificates of deposit) with persons in the banking business, Deposits or withdrawable accounts with mutual savings banks, cooperative banks, credit unions, domestic building and loan associations, and other savings institutions chartered and supervised as savings and loan or similar associations under federal or state law (if the interest paid or credited can be deducted by the association), and Amounts held by an insurance company under an agreement to pay interest on them. File 2006 tax return State and local government obligations. File 2006 tax return   Interest on obligations of a state or political subdivision, the District of Columbia, or a U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return possession, generally is not included in income. File 2006 tax return However, interest on certain private activity bonds, arbitrage bonds, and certain bonds not in registered form is included in income. File 2006 tax return Portfolio interest. File 2006 tax return   Interest and original issue discount that qualifies as portfolio interest is not subject to NRA withholding. File 2006 tax return To qualify as portfolio interest, the interest must be paid on obligations issued after July 18, 1984, and otherwise subject to NRA withholding. File 2006 tax return Note. File 2006 tax return For obligations issued after March 18, 2012, portfolio interest does not include interest paid on debt that is not in registered form. File 2006 tax return Before March 19, 2012, portfolio interest included interest on certain registered and nonregistered (bearer) bonds if the obligations meet the requirements described below. File 2006 tax return Obligations in registered form. File 2006 tax return   Portfolio interest includes interest paid on an obligation that is in registered form, and for which you have received documentation that the beneficial owner of the obligation is not a United States person. File 2006 tax return   Generally, an obligation is in registered form if: (i) the obligation is registered as to both principal and any stated interest with the issuer (or its agent) and any transfer of the obligation may be effected only by surrender of the old obligation and reissuance to the new holder; (ii) the right to principal and stated interest with respect to the obligation may be transferred only through a book entry system maintained by the issuer or its agent; or (iii) the obligation is registered as to both principal and stated interest with the issuer or its agent and can be transferred both by surrender and reissuance and through a book entry system. File 2006 tax return   An obligation that would otherwise be considered to be in registered form is not considered to be in registered form as of a particular time if it can be converted at any time in the future into an obligation that is not in registered form. File 2006 tax return For more information on whether obligations are considered to be in registered form, see Portfolio interest in Publication 515. File 2006 tax return Obligations not in registered form. File 2006 tax return    For obligations issued before March 19, 2012, interest on an obligation that is not in registered form (bearer obligation) is portfolio interest if the obligation is foreign-targeted. File 2006 tax return A bearer obligation is foreign-targeted if: There are arrangements to ensure that the obligation will be sold, or resold in connection with the original issue, only to a person who is not a United States person, Interest on the obligation is payable only outside the United States and its possessions, and The face of the obligation contains a statement that any United States person who holds the obligation will be subject to limits under the United States income tax laws. File 2006 tax return   Documentation is not required for interest on bearer obligations to qualify as portfolio interest. File 2006 tax return In some cases, however, you may need documentation for purposes of Form 1099 reporting and backup withholding. File 2006 tax return Interest that does not qualify as portfolio interest. File 2006 tax return   Payments to certain persons and payments of contingent interest do not qualify as portfolio interest. File 2006 tax return You must withhold at the statutory rate on such payments unless some other exception, such as a treaty provision, applies. File 2006 tax return Contingent interest. File 2006 tax return   Portfolio interest does not include contingent interest. File 2006 tax return Contingent interest is either of the following: Interest that is determined by reference to: Any receipts, sales, or other cash flow of the debtor or related person, Income or profits of the debtor or related person, Any change in value of any property of the debtor or a related person, or Any dividend, partnership distributions, or similar payments made by the debtor or a related person. File 2006 tax return For exceptions, see Internal Revenue Code section 871(h)(4)(C). File 2006 tax return Any other type of contingent interest that is identified by the Secretary of the Treasury in regulations. File 2006 tax return Related persons. File 2006 tax return   Related persons include the following. File 2006 tax return Members of a family, including only brothers, sisters, half-brothers, half-sisters, spouse, ancestors (parents, grandparents, etc. File 2006 tax return ), and lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, etc. File 2006 tax return ). File 2006 tax return Any person who is a party to any arrangement undertaken for the purpose of avoiding the contingent interest rules. File 2006 tax return Certain corporations, partnerships, and other entities. File 2006 tax return For details, see Nondeductible Loss in chapter 2 of Publication 544. File 2006 tax return Exception for existing debt. File 2006 tax return   Contingent interest does not include interest paid or accrued on any debt with a fixed term that was issued: On or before April 7, 1993, or After April 7, 1993, pursuant to a written binding contract in effect on that date and at all times thereafter before that debt was issued. File 2006 tax return Dividend Income The following dividend income is exempt from the 30% tax. File 2006 tax return Certain dividends paid by foreign corporations. File 2006 tax return   There is no 30% tax on U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return source dividends you receive from a foreign corporation. File 2006 tax return See Second exception under Dividends in chapter 2 for how to figure the amount of U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return source dividends. File 2006 tax return Certain interest-related dividends. File 2006 tax return   There is no 30% tax on interest-related dividends from sources within the United States that you receive from a mutual fund or other regulated investment company in 2013. File 2006 tax return The mutual fund will designate in writing which dividends are interest-related dividends. File 2006 tax return Certain short-term capital gain dividends. File 2006 tax return   There may not be any 30% tax on certain short-term capital gain dividends from sources within the United States that you receive from a mutual fund or other regulated investment company. File 2006 tax return The mutual fund will designate in writing which dividends are short-term capital gain dividends. File 2006 tax return This tax relief will not apply to you if you are present in the United States for 183 days or more during your tax year. File 2006 tax return Services Performed for Foreign Employer If you were paid by a foreign employer, your U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return source income may be exempt from U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return tax, but only if you meet one of the situations discussed next. File 2006 tax return Employees of foreign persons, organizations, or offices. File 2006 tax return   Income for personal services performed in the United States as a nonresident alien is not considered to be from U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return sources and is tax exempt if you meet all three of the following conditions. File 2006 tax return You perform personal services as an employee of or under a contract with a nonresident alien individual, foreign partnership, or foreign corporation, not engaged in a trade or business in the United States; or you work for an office or place of business maintained in a foreign country or possession of the United States by a U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return corporation, a U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return partnership, or a U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return citizen or resident. File 2006 tax return You perform these services while you are a nonresident alien temporarily present in the United States for a period or periods of not more than a total of 90 days during the tax year. File 2006 tax return Your pay for these services is not more than $3,000. File 2006 tax return If you do not meet all three conditions, your income from personal services performed in the United States is U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return source income and is taxed according to the rules in chapter 4. File 2006 tax return   If your pay for these services is more than $3,000, the entire amount is income from a trade or business within the United States. File 2006 tax return To find if your pay is more than $3,000, do not include any amounts you get from your employer for advances or reimbursements of business travel expenses, if you were required to and did account to your employer for those expenses. File 2006 tax return If the advances or reimbursements are more than your expenses, include the excess in your pay for these services. File 2006 tax return   A day means a calendar day during any part of which you are physically present in the United States. File 2006 tax return Example 1. File 2006 tax return During 2013, Henry Smythe, a nonresident alien from a nontreaty country, worked for an overseas office of a U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return partnership. File 2006 tax return Henry, who uses the calendar year as his tax year, was temporarily present in the United States for 60 days during 2013 performing personal services for the overseas office of the partnership. File 2006 tax return That office paid him a total gross salary of $2,800 for those services. File 2006 tax return During 2013, he was not engaged in a trade or business in the United States. File 2006 tax return The salary is not considered U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return source income and is exempt from U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return tax. File 2006 tax return Example 2. File 2006 tax return The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that Henry's total gross salary for the services performed in the United States during 2013 was $4,500. File 2006 tax return He received $2,875 in 2013, and $1,625 in 2014. File 2006 tax return During 2013, he was engaged in a trade or business in the United States because the compensation for his personal services in the United States was more than $3,000. File 2006 tax return Henry's salary is U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return source income and is taxed under the rules in chapter 4. File 2006 tax return Crew members. File 2006 tax return   Compensation for services performed by a nonresident alien in connection with the individual's temporary presence in the United States as a regular crew member of a foreign vessel (for example, a boat or ship) engaged in transportation between the United States and a foreign country or U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return possession is not U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return source income and is exempt from U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return tax. File 2006 tax return This exemption does not apply to compensation for services performed on foreign aircraft. File 2006 tax return Students and exchange visitors. File 2006 tax return   Nonresident alien students and exchange visitors present in the United States under “F,” “J,” or “Q” visas can exclude from gross income pay received from a foreign employer. File 2006 tax return   This group includes bona fide students, scholars, trainees, teachers, professors, research assistants, specialists, or leaders in a field of specialized knowledge or skill, or persons of similar description. File 2006 tax return It also includes the alien's spouse and minor children if they come with the alien or come later to join the alien. File 2006 tax return   A nonresident alien temporarily present in the United States under a “J” visa includes an alien individual entering the United States as an exchange visitor under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. File 2006 tax return Foreign employer. File 2006 tax return   A foreign employer is: A nonresident alien individual, foreign partnership, or foreign corporation, or An office or place of business maintained in a foreign country or in a U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return possession by a U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return corporation, a U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return partnership, or an individual who is a U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return citizen or resident. File 2006 tax return   The term “foreign employer” does not include a foreign government. File 2006 tax return Pay from a foreign government that is exempt from U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return income tax is discussed in chapter 10. File 2006 tax return Income from certain annuities. File 2006 tax return   Do not include in income any annuity received under a qualified annuity plan or from a qualified trust exempt from U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return income tax if you meet both of the following conditions. File 2006 tax return You receive the annuity only because: You performed personal services outside the United States while you were a nonresident alien, or You performed personal services inside the United States while you were a nonresident alien and you met the three conditions, described earlier, under Employees of foreign persons, organizations, or offices . File 2006 tax return At the time the first amount is paid as an annuity under the plan (or by the trust), 90% or more of the employees for whom contributions or benefits are provided under the annuity plan (or under the plan of which the trust is a part) are U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return citizens or residents. File 2006 tax return   If the annuity qualifies under condition (1) but not condition (2) above, you do not have to include the amount in income if: You are a resident of a country that gives a substantially equal exclusion to U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return citizens and residents, or You are a resident of a beneficiary developing country under Title V of the Trade Act of 1974. File 2006 tax return   If you are not sure whether the annuity is from a qualified annuity plan or qualified trust, ask the person who made the payment. File 2006 tax return Income affected by treaties. File 2006 tax return   Income of any kind that is exempt from U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return tax under a treaty to which the United States is a party is excluded from your gross income. File 2006 tax return Income on which the tax is only limited by treaty, however, is included in gross income. File 2006 tax return See chapter 9. File 2006 tax return Gambling Winnings From Dog or Horse Racing You can exclude from your gross income winnings from legal wagers initiated outside the United States in a parimutuel pool with respect to a live horse or dog race in the United States. File 2006 tax return Gain From the Sale of Your Main Home If you sold your main home, you may be able to exclude up to $250,000 of the gain on the sale of your home. File 2006 tax return If you are married and file a joint return, you may be able to exclude up to $500,000. File 2006 tax return For information on the requirements for this exclusion, see Publication 523. File 2006 tax return This exclusion does not apply to nonresident aliens who are subject to the expatriation tax rules discussed in chapter 4. File 2006 tax return Scholarships and Fellowship Grants If you are a candidate for a degree, you may be able to exclude from your income part or all of the amounts you receive as a qualified scholarship. File 2006 tax return The rules discussed here apply to both resident and nonresident aliens. File 2006 tax return If a nonresident alien receives a grant that is not from U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return sources, it is not subject to U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return tax. File 2006 tax return See Scholarships, Grants, Prizes, and Awards in chapter 2 to determine whether your grant is from U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return sources. File 2006 tax return A scholarship or fellowship is excludable from income only if: You are a candidate for a degree at an eligible educational institution, and You use the scholarship or fellowship to pay qualified education expenses. File 2006 tax return Candidate for a degree. File 2006 tax return   You are a candidate for a degree if you: Attend a primary or secondary school or are pursuing a degree at a college or university, or Attend an accredited educational institution that is authorized to provide: A program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor's or higher degree, or A program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. File 2006 tax return Eligible educational institution. File 2006 tax return   An eligible educational institution is one that maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities. File 2006 tax return Qualified education expenses. File 2006 tax return   These are expenses for: Tuition and fees required to enroll at or attend an eligible educational institution, and Course-related expenses, such as fees, books, supplies, and equipment that are required for the courses at the eligible educational institution. File 2006 tax return These items must be required of all students in your course of instruction. File 2006 tax return However, in order for these to be qualified education expenses, the terms of the scholarship or fellowship cannot require that it be used for other purposes, such as room and board, or specify that it cannot be used for tuition or course-related expenses. File 2006 tax return Expenses that do not qualify. File 2006 tax return   Qualified education expenses do not include the cost of: Room and board, Travel, Research, Clerical help, or Equipment and other expenses that are not required for enrollment in or attendance at an eligible educational institution. File 2006 tax return This is true even if the fee must be paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance. File 2006 tax return Scholarship or fellowship amounts used to pay these costs are taxable. File 2006 tax return Amounts used to pay expenses that do not qualify. File 2006 tax return   A scholarship amount used to pay any expense that does not qualify is taxable, even if the expense is a fee that must be paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance. File 2006 tax return Payment for services. File 2006 tax return   You cannot exclude from income the portion of any scholarship, fellowship, or tuition reduction that represents payment for past, present, or future teaching, research, or other services. File 2006 tax return This is true even if all candidates for a degree are required to perform the services as a condition for receiving the degree. File 2006 tax return Example. File 2006 tax return On January 7, Maria Gomez is notified of a scholarship of $2,500 for the spring semester. File 2006 tax return As a condition for receiving the scholarship, Maria must serve as a part-time teaching assistant. File 2006 tax return Of the $2,500 scholarship, $1,000 represents payment for her services. File 2006 tax return Assuming that Maria meets all other conditions, she can exclude no more than $1,500 from income as a qualified scholarship. File 2006 tax return Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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File 2006 tax return Publication 524 - Main Content Table of Contents Are You Eligible for the Credit?Qualified Individual Income Limits Credit Figured for You Figuring the Credit YourselfStep 1. File 2006 tax return Determine Initial Amount Step 2. File 2006 tax return Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Step 3. File 2006 tax return Determine Excess Adjusted Gross Income Step 4. File 2006 tax return Determine the Total of Steps 2 and 3 Step 5. File 2006 tax return Determine Your Credit Examples How To Get Tax Help Are You Eligible for the Credit? You can take the credit for the elderly or the disabled if you meet both of the following requirements. File 2006 tax return You are a qualified individual. File 2006 tax return Your income is not more than certain limits. File 2006 tax return You can use Figure A and Table 1 as guides to see if you are eligible for the credit. File 2006 tax return Use Figure A first to see if you are a qualified individual. File 2006 tax return If you are, go to Table 1 to make sure your income is not too high to take the credit. File 2006 tax return You can take the credit only if you file Form 1040 or Form 1040A. File 2006 tax return You cannot take the credit if you file Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR. File 2006 tax return Qualified Individual You are a qualified individual for this credit if you are a U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return citizen or resident alien, and either of the following applies. File 2006 tax return You were age 65 or older at the end of 2013. File 2006 tax return You were under age 65 at the end of 2013 and all three of the following statements are true. File 2006 tax return You retired on permanent and total disability (explained later). File 2006 tax return You received taxable disability income for 2013. File 2006 tax return On January 1, 2013, you had not reached mandatory retirement age (defined later under Disability income ). File 2006 tax return Age 65. File 2006 tax return   You are considered to be age 65 on the day before your 65th birthday. File 2006 tax return As a result, if you were born on January 1, 1949, you are considered to be age 65 at the end of 2013. File 2006 tax return U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return Citizen or Resident Alien You must be a U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return citizen or resident alien (or be treated as a resident alien) to take the credit. File 2006 tax return Generally, you cannot take the credit if you were a nonresident alien at any time during the tax year. File 2006 tax return Exceptions. File 2006 tax return   You may be able to take the credit if you are a nonresident alien who is married to a U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return citizen or resident alien at the end of the tax year and you and your spouse choose to treat you as a U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return resident alien. File 2006 tax return If you make that choice, both you and your spouse are taxed on your worldwide incomes. File 2006 tax return   If you were a nonresident alien at the beginning of the year and a resident alien at the end of the year, and you were married to a U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return citizen or resident alien at the end of the year, you may be able to choose to be treated as a U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return resident alien for the entire year. File 2006 tax return In that case, you may be allowed to take the credit. File 2006 tax return   For information on these choices, see chapter 1 of Publication 519, U. File 2006 tax return S. File 2006 tax return Tax Guide for Aliens. File 2006 tax return Married Persons Generally, if you are married at the end of the tax year, you and your spouse must file a joint return to take the credit. File 2006 tax return However, if you and your spouse did not live in the same household at any time during the tax year, you can file either a joint return or separate returns and still take the credit. File 2006 tax return Head of household. File 2006 tax return   You can file as head of household and qualify to take the credit, even if your spouse lived with you during the first 6 months of the year, if you meet all the following tests. File 2006 tax return You file a separate return. File 2006 tax return You paid more than half the cost of keeping up your home during the tax year. File 2006 tax return Your spouse did not live in your home at any time during the last 6 months of the tax year and the absence was not temporary. File 2006 tax return (See Temporary absences under Head of Household in Publication 501. File 2006 tax return ) Your home was the main home of your child, stepchild, or an eligible foster child for more than half the year. File 2006 tax return An eligible foster child is a child placed with you by an authorized placement agency or by judgment, decree, or other order of any court of competent jurisdiction. File 2006 tax return You can claim an exemption for that child, or you cannot claim the exemption only because the noncustodial parent can claim the child using the rules for children of divorced or separated parents. File 2006 tax return For more information, see Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. File 2006 tax return Figure A. File 2006 tax return Are You a Qualified Individual? Please click here for the text description of the image. File 2006 tax return figure a Under Age 65 If you are under age 65 at the end of 2013, you can qualify for the credit only if you are retired on permanent and total disability (discussed next) and have taxable disability income (discussed later under Disability income ). File 2006 tax return You are retired on permanent and total disability if: You were permanently and totally disabled when you retired, and You retired on disability before the close of the tax year. File 2006 tax return Even if you do not retire formally, you may be considered retired on disability when you have stopped working because of your disability. File 2006 tax return If you retired on disability before 1977, and were not permanently and totally disabled at the time, you can qualify for the credit if you were permanently and totally disabled on January 1, 1976, or January 1, 1977. File 2006 tax return You are considered to be under age 65 at the end of 2013 if you were born after January 1, 1949. File 2006 tax return Permanent and total disability. File 2006 tax return    You are permanently and totally disabled if you cannot engage in any substantial gainful activity because of your physical or mental condition. File 2006 tax return A qualified physician must certify that the condition has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for 12 months or more, or that the condition can be expected to result in death. File 2006 tax return See Physician's statement , later. File 2006 tax return Substantial gainful activity. File 2006 tax return   Substantial gainful activity is the performance of significant duties over a reasonable period of time while working for pay or profit, or in work generally done for pay or profit. File 2006 tax return Full-time work (or part-time work done at your employer's convenience) in a competitive work situation for at least the minimum wage conclusively shows that you are able to engage in substantial gainful activity. File 2006 tax return   Substantial gainful activity is not work you do to take care of yourself or your home. File 2006 tax return It is not unpaid work on hobbies, institutional therapy or training, school attendance, clubs, social programs, and similar activities. File 2006 tax return However, doing this kind of work may show that you are able to engage in substantial gainful activity. File 2006 tax return    The fact that you have not worked for some time is not, of itself, conclusive evidence that you cannot engage in substantial gainful activity. File 2006 tax return   The following examples illustrate the tests of substantial gainful activity. File 2006 tax return Example 1. File 2006 tax return Trisha, a sales clerk, retired on disability. File 2006 tax return She is 53 years old and now works as a full-time babysitter for the minimum wage. File 2006 tax return Even though Trisha is doing different work, she is able to do the duties of her new job in a full-time competitive work situation for the minimum wage. File 2006 tax return She cannot take the credit because she is able to engage in substantial gainful activity. File 2006 tax return Example 2. File 2006 tax return Tom, a bookkeeper, retired on disability. File 2006 tax return He is 59 years old and now drives a truck for a charitable organization. File 2006 tax return He sets his own hours and is not paid. File 2006 tax return Duties of this nature generally are performed for pay or profit. File 2006 tax return Some weeks he works 10 hours, and some weeks he works 40 hours. File 2006 tax return Over the year he averages 20 hours a week. File 2006 tax return The kind of work and his average hours a week conclusively show that Tom is able to engage in substantial gainful activity. File 2006 tax return This is true even though Tom is not paid and he sets his own hours. File 2006 tax return He cannot take the credit. File 2006 tax return Example 3. File 2006 tax return John, who retired on disability, took a job with a former employer on a trial basis. File 2006 tax return The purpose of the job was to see if John could do the work. File 2006 tax return The trial period lasted for 6 months during which John was paid the minimum wage. File 2006 tax return Because of John's disability, he was assigned only light duties of a nonproductive “make-work” nature. File 2006 tax return The activity was gainful because John was paid at least the minimum wage. File 2006 tax return But the activity was not substantial because his duties were nonproductive. File 2006 tax return These facts do not, by themselves, show that John is able to engage in substantial gainful activity. File 2006 tax return Example 4. File 2006 tax return Joan, who retired on disability from a job as a bookkeeper, lives with her sister who manages several motel units. File 2006 tax return Joan helps her sister for 1 or 2 hours a day by performing duties such as washing dishes, answering phones, registering guests, and bookkeeping. File 2006 tax return Joan can select the time of day when she feels most fit to work. File 2006 tax return Work of this nature, performed off and on during the day at Joan's convenience, is not activity of a “substantial and gainful” nature even if she is paid for the work. File 2006 tax return The performance of these duties does not, of itself, show that Joan is able to engage in substantial gainful activity. File 2006 tax return Sheltered employment. File 2006 tax return   Certain work offered at qualified locations to physically or mentally impaired persons is considered sheltered employment. File 2006 tax return These qualified locations are in sheltered workshops, hospitals and similar institutions, homebound programs, and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) sponsored homes. File 2006 tax return   Compared to commercial employment, pay is lower for sheltered employment. File 2006 tax return Therefore, one usually does not look for sheltered employment if he or she can get other employment. File 2006 tax return The fact that one has accepted sheltered employment is not proof of the person's ability to engage in substantial gainful activity. File 2006 tax return Physician's statement. File 2006 tax return   If you are under age 65, you must have your physician complete a statement certifying that you were permanently and totally disabled on the date you retired. File 2006 tax return You can use the statement in the Instructions for Schedule R. File 2006 tax return   You do not have to file this statement with your Form 1040 or Form 1040A, but you must keep it for your records. File 2006 tax return Veterans. File 2006 tax return    If the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) certifies that you are permanently and totally disabled, you can substitute VA Form 21-0172, Certification of Permanent and Total Disability, for the physician's statement you are required to keep. File 2006 tax return VA Form 21-0172 must be signed by a person authorized by the VA to do so. File 2006 tax return You can get this form from your local VA regional office. File 2006 tax return Physician's statement obtained in earlier year. File 2006 tax return   If you got a physician's statement in an earlier year and, due to your continued disabled condition, you were unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity during 2013, you may not need to get another physician's statement for 2013. File 2006 tax return For a detailed explanation of the conditions you must meet, see the instructions for Schedule R, Part II. File 2006 tax return If you meet the required conditions, check the box on your Schedule R, Part II, line 2. File 2006 tax return   If you checked box 4, 5, or 6 in Part I of Schedule R, enter in the space above the box on line 2 in Part II the first name(s) of the spouse(s) for whom the box is checked. File 2006 tax return Disability income. File 2006 tax return   If you are under age 65, you must also have taxable disability income to qualify for the credit. File 2006 tax return Disability income must meet both of the following requirements. File 2006 tax return It must be paid under your employer's accident or health plan or pension plan. File 2006 tax return It must be included in your income as wages (or payments instead of wages) for the time you are absent from work because of permanent and total disability. File 2006 tax return Payments that are not disability income. File 2006 tax return    Any payment you receive from a plan that does not provide for disability retirement is not disability income. File 2006 tax return Any lump-sum payment for accrued annual leave that you receive when you retire on disability is a salary payment and is not disability income. File 2006 tax return    For purposes of the credit for the elderly or the disabled, disability income does not include amounts you receive after you reach mandatory retirement age. File 2006 tax return Mandatory retirement age is the age set by your employer at which you would have had to retire, had you not become disabled. File 2006 tax return Income Limits To determine if you can claim the credit, you must consider two income limits. File 2006 tax return The first limit is the amount of your adjusted gross income (AGI). File 2006 tax return The second limit is the amount of nontaxable social security and other nontaxable pensions, annuities, or disability income you received. File 2006 tax return The limits are shown in Table 1. File 2006 tax return If your AGI and your nontaxable pensions, annuities, or disability income are less than the income limits, you may be able to claim the credit. File 2006 tax return See Figuring the Credit Yourself , later. File 2006 tax return Table 1. File 2006 tax return Income Limits IF your filing status is THEN, even if you qualify (see Figure A), you CANNOT take the credit if   Your adjusted gross income (AGI)* is equal to or more than. File 2006 tax return . File 2006 tax return . File 2006 tax return     OR the total of your nontaxable social security and other nontaxable pension(s), annuities, or disability income is equal to or more than. File 2006 tax return . File 2006 tax return . File 2006 tax return   single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child   $17,500     $5,000   married filing jointly and only one spouse qualifies in Figure A   $20,000     $5,000   married filing jointly and both spouses qualify in Figure A   $25,000     $7,500   married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013   $12,500     $3,750   * AGI is the amount on Form 1040A, line 22, or Form 1040, line 38. File 2006 tax return If your AGI or your nontaxable pensions, annuities, or disability income are equal to or more than the income limits, you cannot take the credit. File 2006 tax return Credit Figured for You You can figure the credit yourself, or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will figure it for you. File 2006 tax return See Figuring the Credit Yourself , next. File 2006 tax return If you can take the credit and you want the IRS to figure the credit for you, attach Schedule R to your return. File 2006 tax return Check the appropriate box in Part I of Schedule R and fill in Part II and lines 11, 13a, and 13b of Part III, if they apply to you. File 2006 tax return If you file Form 1040A, enter “CFE” in the space to the left of Form 1040A, line 30. File 2006 tax return If you file Form 1040, check box c on Form 1040, line 53, and enter “CFE” on the line next to that box. File 2006 tax return Attach Schedule R to your return. File 2006 tax return Table 2. File 2006 tax return Initial Amounts IF your filing status is. File 2006 tax return . File 2006 tax return . File 2006 tax return   THEN enter on line 10 of Schedule R. File 2006 tax return . File 2006 tax return . File 2006 tax return single,head of household, or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child and, by the end of 2013, you were       • 65 or older $5,000   • under 65 and retired on permanent and total disability1 $5,000 married filing a joint return and by the end of 2013       • both of you were 65 or older $7,500   • both of you were under 65 and one of you retired on permanent and total disability1 $5,000   • both of you were under 65 and both of you retired on permanent and total disability2 $7,500   • one of you was 65 or older, and the other was under 65 and retired on permanent  and total disability3 $7,500   • one of you was 65 or older, and the other was under 65 and not retired on permanent  and total disability $5,000 married filing a separate return and you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year and, by the end of 2013, you were       • 65 or older $3,750   • under 65 and retired on permanent and total disability1 $3,750   1 Amount cannot be more than the taxable disability income. File 2006 tax return     2 Amount cannot be more than your combined taxable disability income. File 2006 tax return     3 Amount is $5,000 plus the taxable disability income of the spouse under age 65, but not more than $7,500. File 2006 tax return   Figuring the Credit Yourself If you figure the credit yourself, fill out the front of Schedule R. File 2006 tax return Next, fill out Schedule R, Part III. File 2006 tax return If you file Form 1040A, enter the amount from Schedule R, line 22 on line 30. File 2006 tax return If you file Form 1040, include the amount from Schedule R, line 22 on line 53, check box c, and enter “Sch R” on the line next to that box. File 2006 tax return There are five steps in Part III to determine the amount of your credit. File 2006 tax return Determine your initial amount (lines 10–12). File 2006 tax return Determine the total of any nontaxable social security and certain other nontaxable pensions, annuities, and disability benefits you received (lines 13a, 13b, and 13c). File 2006 tax return Determine your excess adjusted gross income (lines 14–17). File 2006 tax return Determine the total of steps 2 and 3 (line 18). File 2006 tax return Determine your credit (lines 19–22). File 2006 tax return These steps are discussed in more detail next. File 2006 tax return Step 1. File 2006 tax return Determine Initial Amount To figure the credit, you must first determine your initial amount using lines 10 through 12. File 2006 tax return See Table 2. File 2006 tax return Your initial amount is on line 12. File 2006 tax return Initial amounts for persons under age 65. File 2006 tax return   If you are a qualified individual under age 65, your initial amount cannot be more than your taxable disability income. File 2006 tax return Special rules for joint returns. File 2006 tax return   If you are a qualified individual under age 65, and your spouse is also a qualified individual, your initial amount is your taxable disability income plus $5,000. File 2006 tax return   If you are a qualified individual, and both you and your spouse are under age 65, your initial amount cannot be more than your combined taxable disability income. File 2006 tax return Step 2. File 2006 tax return Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Step 2 is to figure the total amount of nontaxable social security and certain other nontaxable payments you received during the year. File 2006 tax return You must reduce your initial amount by these payments. File 2006 tax return Enter these nontaxable payments on lines 13a or 13b and total them on line 13c. File 2006 tax return If you are married filing jointly, you must enter the combined amount of nontaxable payments both you and your spouse received. File 2006 tax return Worksheets are provided in the instructions for Forms 1040 and 1040A to help you determine if any of your social security benefits (or equivalent railroad retirement benefits) are taxable. File 2006 tax return Include the following nontaxable payments in the amounts you enter on lines 13a and 13b. File 2006 tax return Nontaxable social security payments. File 2006 tax return This is the nontaxable part of the benefits shown in box 5 of Form SSA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement, before deducting any amounts withheld to pay premiums on supplementary Medicare insurance, and before any reduction because of benefits received under workers' compensation. File 2006 tax return (Do not include a lump-sum death benefit payment you may receive as a surviving spouse, or a surviving child's insurance benefit payments you may receive as a guardian. File 2006 tax return ) Nontaxable railroad retirement pension payments treated as social security. File 2006 tax return This is the nontaxable part of the benefits shown in box 5 of Form RRB-1099, Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board. File 2006 tax return Nontaxable pension or annuity payments or disability benefits that are paid under a law administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). File 2006 tax return (Do not include amounts received as a pension, annuity, or similar allowance for personal injuries or sickness resulting from active service in the armed forces of any country or in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the Public Health Service, or as a disability annuity under section 808 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980. File 2006 tax return ) Pension or annuity payments or disability benefits that are excluded from income under any provision of federal law other than the Internal Revenue Code. File 2006 tax return (Do not include amounts that are a return of your cost of a pension or annuity. File 2006 tax return These amounts do not reduce your initial amount. File 2006 tax return ) You should be sure to take into account all of the nontaxable amounts you receive. File 2006 tax return These amounts are verified by the IRS through information supplied by other government agencies. File 2006 tax return Step 3. File 2006 tax return Determine Excess Adjusted Gross Income You also must reduce your initial amount by your excess adjusted gross income. File 2006 tax return Figure your excess adjusted gross income on lines 14–17. File 2006 tax return You figure your excess adjusted gross income as follows. File 2006 tax return Subtract from your adjusted gross income (Form 1040A, line 22 or Form 1040, line 38) the amount shown for your filing status. File 2006 tax return $7,500 if you are single, a head of household, or a qualifying widow(er) with dependent child, $10,000 if you are married filing jointly, or $5,000 if you are married filing separately and you and your spouse did not live in the same household at any time during the tax year. File 2006 tax return Divide the result of (1) by 2. File 2006 tax return Step 4. File 2006 tax return Determine the Total of Steps 2 and 3 To determine if you can take the credit, you must add (on line 18) the amounts you figured in Step 2 (line 13c) and Step 3 (line 17). File 2006 tax return Step 5. File 2006 tax return Determine Your Credit Subtract the amount determined in Step 4 (line 18) from the amount determined in Step 1 (line 12), and multiply the result by 15% (. File 2006 tax return 15). File 2006 tax return In certain cases, the amount of your credit may be limited. File 2006 tax return See Limit on credit , later. File 2006 tax return Example. File 2006 tax return You are 66 years old and your spouse is 64. File 2006 tax return Your spouse is not disabled. File 2006 tax return You file a joint return on Form 1040. File 2006 tax return Your adjusted gross income is $14,630. File 2006 tax return Together you received $3,200 from social security, which was nontaxable. File 2006 tax return You figure the credit as follows: Example applying the 5 step process Amount (Line references (shown in parentheses) are to the Schedule R)      1. File 2006 tax return Initial amount (line 12) $5,000 2. File 2006 tax return Total nontaxable social security  and other nontaxable  pensions (line 13c) $3,200   3. File 2006 tax return Excess adjusted gross income  ($14,630–$10,000) ÷ 2 (line 17) 2,315   4. File 2006 tax return Add (2) and (3) (line 18) 5,515 5. File 2006 tax return Subtract (4) from (1) (line 12 – line 18 = line 19) (Do not enter less than -0-) $ -0- You cannot take the credit because your nontaxable social security plus your excess adjusted gross income is more than your initial amount. File 2006 tax return Limit on credit. File 2006 tax return   The amount of credit you can claim is generally limited to the amount of your tax. File 2006 tax return Use the Credit Limit Worksheet in the Instructions for Schedule R to determine if your credit is limited. File 2006 tax return Examples The following examples illustrate the credit for the elderly or the disabled. File 2006 tax return The initial amounts are taken from Table 2, earlier. File 2006 tax return Example 1. File 2006 tax return James Davis is 58 years old, single, and files Form 1040A. File 2006 tax return In 2011 he retired on permanent and total disability, and he is still permanently and totally disabled. File 2006 tax return He got the required physician's statement in 2011 and kept it with his tax records. File 2006 tax return His physician signed on line B of the statement. File 2006 tax return This year James checks the box in Schedule R, Part II. File 2006 tax return He does not need to get another statement for 2013. File 2006 tax return He received the following income for the year: Nontaxable social security $1,500 Interest (taxable) 100 Taxable disability pension 11,400       James' adjusted gross income is $11,500 ($11,400 + $100). File 2006 tax return He figures the credit on Schedule R as follows: 1. File 2006 tax return Initial amount   $5,000 2. File 2006 tax return Taxable disability pension   11,400 3. File 2006 tax return Smaller of line 1 or line 2   5,000 4. File 2006 tax return Nontaxable social security  benefits $1,500     5. File 2006 tax return Excess adjusted gross income  ($11,500 − $7,500) ÷ 2 2,000     6. File 2006 tax return Add lines 4 and 5   3,500 7. File 2006 tax return Subtract line 6 from line 3  (Do not enter less than (-0-))   1,500 8. File 2006 tax return Multiply line 7 by 15% (. File 2006 tax return 15)   225 9. File 2006 tax return Enter the amount from the  Credit Limit Worksheet in the  Instructions for Schedule R, line 21   151 10. File 2006 tax return Credit (Enter the smaller of  line 8 or line 9)   $ 151 He enters $151 on line 30 of Form 1040A. File 2006 tax return The Schedule R for James Davis is not shown. File 2006 tax return Example 2. File 2006 tax return William White is 53. File 2006 tax return His wife Helen is 49. File 2006 tax return William had a stroke 3 years ago and retired on permanent and total disability. File 2006 tax return He is still permanently and totally disabled because of the stroke. File 2006 tax return In November, Helen was injured in an accident at work and retired on permanent and total disability. File 2006 tax return William received nontaxable social security disability benefits of $2,000 during the year and a taxable disability pension of $6,200. File 2006 tax return Helen earned $12,500 from her job and received a taxable disability pension of $1,700. File 2006 tax return Their joint return on Form 1040 shows adjusted gross income of $20,400 ($6,200 + $12,500 + $1,700). File 2006 tax return They do not itemize deductions. File 2006 tax return They do not have any amounts that would increase their standard deduction. File 2006 tax return Helen's doctor completed the physician's statement in the Instructions for Schedule R. File 2006 tax return Helen is not required to include the statement with their return, but she must keep it for her records. File 2006 tax return William got a physician's statement for the year he had the stroke. File 2006 tax return His doctor had signed on line B of that physician's statement to certify that William was permanently and totally disabled. File 2006 tax return William has kept the physician's statement with his records. File 2006 tax return He checks the box on Schedule R, Part II and writes his first name in the space above the box on line 2. File 2006 tax return William and Helen use Schedule R to figure their $41 credit for the elderly or the disabled. File 2006 tax return They attach Schedule R to their Form 1040 and enter $41 on line 53. File 2006 tax return They check box c on line 53 and enter “Sch R” on the line next to that box. File 2006 tax return See their filled-in Schedule R and Helen's filled-in physician's statement, later. File 2006 tax return Instructions for Physician's Statement     Taxpayer Physician If you retired after 1976, enter the date you retired in the space provided on the statement below. File 2006 tax return A person is permanently and totally disabled if both of the following apply:   1. File 2006 tax return He or she cannot engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a physical or mental condition. File 2006 tax return   2. File 2006 tax return A physician determines that the disability has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for at least a year or can lead to death. File 2006 tax return Physician's Statement     I certify that Helen A. File 2006 tax return White Name of disabled person was permanently and totally disabled on January 1, 1976, or January 1, 1977, or was permanently and totally disabled on the date he or she retired. File 2006 tax return If retired after 1976, enter the date retired ▶ November 1, 2013   Physician: Sign your name on either A or B below. File 2006 tax return AThe disability has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for at least a year     Physician's signatureDate BThere is no reasonable probability that the disabled condition will ever improve Ayden D. 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