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File 2006 taxes online free Publication 908 - Main Content Table of Contents Bankruptcy Code Tax Compliance RequirementsTax Returns Due for Periods Ending Before the Bankruptcy Filing in Chapter 13 Cases Tax Returns Due After the Bankruptcy Filing Individuals in Chapter 12 or 13 Individuals in Chapter 7 or 11Debtor's Election To End Tax Year – Form 1040 Taxes and the Bankruptcy Estate Bankruptcy Estate – Income, Deductions, and Credits Tax Reporting – Chapter 11 Cases Bankruptcy Estate Tax Return Filing Requirements and Payment of Tax Due Tax Return Example – Form 1041 Partnerships and CorporationsFiling Requirements Partnerships Corporations Receiverships Determination of TaxPrompt Determination Requests Court Jurisdiction Over Tax MattersBankruptcy Court Tax Court Federal Tax ClaimsUnsecured Tax Claims Discharge of Unpaid Tax Debt CancellationExclusions Reduction of Tax Attributes Partnerships Corporations Tax Attribute Reduction Example How To Get Tax HelpTaxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). File 2006 taxes online free Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). File 2006 taxes online free Bankruptcy Code Tax Compliance Requirements Tax Returns Due for Periods Ending Before the Bankruptcy Filing in Chapter 13 Cases The Bankruptcy Code requires chapter 13 debtors to file all required tax returns for tax periods ending within 4 years of the debtor's bankruptcy filing. File 2006 taxes online free All such federal tax returns must be filed with the IRS before the date first set for the first meeting of creditors. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor may request the trustee to hold the meeting open for an additional 120 days to enable the debtor to file the returns (or until the day the returns are due under an automatic IRS extension, if later). File 2006 taxes online free After notice and hearing, the bankruptcy court may extend the period for another 30 days. File 2006 taxes online free Failure to timely file the returns can prevent confirmation of a chapter 13 plan and result in either dismissal of the chapter 13 case or conversion to a chapter 7 case. File 2006 taxes online free Note. File 2006 taxes online free Individual debtors should use their home address when filing Form 1040 with the IRS. File 2006 taxes online free Returns should not be filed “in care of” the trustee's address. File 2006 taxes online free Ordering tax transcripts and copies of returns. File 2006 taxes online free   Trustees may require the debtor to submit copies or transcripts of the debtor's returns as proof of filing. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor can request free transcripts of the debtor's income tax returns by filing Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return, with the IRS or by placing a request on the IRS's free Automated Delivery Service (ADS), available by calling 1-800-829-1040. File 2006 taxes online free If requested through ADS, the transcript will be mailed to the debtor's most current address according to the IRS's records. File 2006 taxes online free Transcripts requested using Form 4506-T may be mailed to any address, including to the attention of the trustee in the debtor's bankruptcy case. File 2006 taxes online free Transcripts are normally mailed within 10 to 15 days of receipt of the request by the IRS. File 2006 taxes online free A transcript contains most of the information on the debtor's filed return, but it is not a copy of the return. File 2006 taxes online free To request a copy of the debtor's filed return, file Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return. File 2006 taxes online free It may take up to 60 days for the IRS to provide the copies after receipt of the debtor's request, and there is a fee of $57. File 2006 taxes online free 00 per tax return for copies of the returns. File 2006 taxes online free Tax Returns Due After the Bankruptcy Filing For debtors filing bankruptcy under all chapters (chapters 7, 11, 12, or 13), the Bankruptcy Code provides that if the debtor does not file a tax return that becomes due after the commencement of the bankruptcy case, or obtain an extension for filing the return before the due date, the taxing authority may request that the bankruptcy court either dismiss the case or convert the case to a case under another chapter of the Bankruptcy Code. File 2006 taxes online free If the debtor does not file the required return or obtain an extension within 90 days after the request is made, the bankruptcy court must dismiss or convert the case. File 2006 taxes online free Tax returns and payment of taxes in chapter 11 cases. File 2006 taxes online free   The Bankruptcy Code provides that a chapter 11 debtor's failure to timely file tax returns and pay taxes owed after the date of the “order for relief” (the bankruptcy petition date in voluntary cases) is cause for dismissal of the chapter 11 case, conversion to a chapter 7 case, or appointment of a chapter 11 trustee. File 2006 taxes online free Disclosure of debtor's return information to trustee. File 2006 taxes online free   In bankruptcy cases filed under chapter 7 or 11 by individuals, the debtor's income tax returns for the year the bankruptcy case begins and for earlier years are, upon written request, open to inspection by or disclosure to the trustee. File 2006 taxes online free If the bankruptcy case was not voluntary, disclosure cannot be made before the bankruptcy court has entered an order for relief, unless the court rules that the disclosure is needed for determining whether relief should be ordered. File 2006 taxes online free    In bankruptcy cases other than those of individuals filing under chapter 7 or 11, the debtor's income tax returns for the current and prior years are, upon written request, open to inspection by or disclosure to the trustee, but only if the IRS finds that the trustee has a material interest that will be affected by information on the return. File 2006 taxes online free Material interest is generally defined as a financial or monetary interest. File 2006 taxes online free Material interest is not limited to the trustee's responsibility to file a return on behalf of the bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free   However, the U. File 2006 taxes online free S. File 2006 taxes online free Trustee (an officer of the Department of Justice, responsible for maintaining and supervising a panel of private trustees for chapter 7 bankruptcy cases) and the standing chapter 13 trustee (the administrator of chapter 13 cases in a specific geographic region) generally do not have a material interest in the debtor’s return or return information. File 2006 taxes online free Disclosure of bankruptcy estate's return information to debtor. File 2006 taxes online free    The bankruptcy estate's tax return(s) are open, upon written request, to inspection by or disclosure to the individual debtor in a chapter 7 or 11 bankruptcy. File 2006 taxes online free Disclosure of the estate's return to the debtor may be necessary to enable the debtor to determine the amount and nature of the tax attributes, if any, that the debtor assumes when the bankruptcy estate terminates. File 2006 taxes online free Individuals in Chapter 12 or 13 Only individuals may file a chapter 13 bankruptcy. File 2006 taxes online free Chapter 13 relief is not available to corporations or partnerships. File 2006 taxes online free The bankruptcy estate is not treated as a separate entity for tax purposes when an individual files a petition under chapter 12 (Adjustment of Debts of a Family Farmer or Fisherman with Regular Annual Income) or 13 (Adjustment of Debts of an Individual with Regular Income) of the Bankruptcy Code. File 2006 taxes online free In these cases the individual continues to file the same federal income tax returns that were filed prior to the bankruptcy petition, Form 1040, U. File 2006 taxes online free S. File 2006 taxes online free Individual Income Tax Return. File 2006 taxes online free On the debtor's individual tax return, Form 1040, report all income received during the entire year and deduct all allowable expenses. File 2006 taxes online free Do not include in income the amount from any debt canceled due to the debtor's bankruptcy. File 2006 taxes online free To the extent the debtor has any losses, credits, or basis in property that were previously reduced as a result of canceled debt, these reductions must be included on the debtor's return. File 2006 taxes online free See Debt Cancellation, later. File 2006 taxes online free Interest on trust accounts in chapter 13 cases. File 2006 taxes online free   In chapter 13 proceedings, do not include interest earned on amounts held by the trustee in trust accounts as income on the debtor's return. File 2006 taxes online free This interest is not available to either the debtor or creditors, it is available only to the trustee for use by the U. File 2006 taxes online free S. File 2006 taxes online free Trustee system. File 2006 taxes online free The interest is also not taxable to the trustee as income. File 2006 taxes online free Individuals in Chapter 7 or 11 When an individual debtor files for bankruptcy under chapter 7 or 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, the bankruptcy estate is treated as a new taxable entity, separate from the individual taxpayer. File 2006 taxes online free The bankruptcy estate in a chapter 7 case is represented by a trustee. File 2006 taxes online free The trustee is appointed to administer the estate and liquidate any nonexempt assets. File 2006 taxes online free In chapter 11 cases, the debtor often remains in control of the assets as a “debtor-in-possession” and acts as the bankruptcy trustee. File 2006 taxes online free However, the bankruptcy court, for cause, may appoint a trustee if such appointment is in the best interests of the creditors and the estate. File 2006 taxes online free During the chapter 7 or 11 bankruptcy, the debtor continues to file an individual tax return on Form 1040. File 2006 taxes online free The bankruptcy trustee files a Form 1041 for the bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free However, when a debtor in a chapter 11 bankruptcy case remains a debtor-in-possession, he or she must file both a Form 1040 individual return and a Form 1041 estate return for the bankruptcy estate (if return filing requirements are met). File 2006 taxes online free Although a husband and wife may file a joint bankruptcy petition whose bankruptcy estates are jointly administered, the estates are be treated as two separate entities for tax purposes. File 2006 taxes online free Two separate bankruptcy estate income tax returns must be filed (if each spouse separately meets the filing requirements). File 2006 taxes online free For information about determining the tax due and paying tax for a chapter 7 or 11 bankruptcy estate, see Bankruptcy Estate Tax Return Filing Requirements and Payment of Tax Due, later. File 2006 taxes online free Debtor's Election To End Tax Year – Form 1040 Short tax years. File 2006 taxes online free   An individual debtor in a chapter 7 or 11 case may elect to close the debtor's tax year for the year in which the bankruptcy petition is filed, as of the day before the date on which the bankruptcy case commences. File 2006 taxes online free If the debtor makes this election, the debtor's tax year is divided into 2 short tax years of less than 12 months each. File 2006 taxes online free The first tax year ends on the day before the commencement date and the second tax year begins on the commencement date. File 2006 taxes online free   If the election is made, the debtor's federal income tax liability for the first short tax year becomes an allowable claim against the bankruptcy estate arising before the bankruptcy filing. File 2006 taxes online free Also, the tax liability for the first short tax year is not subject to discharge under the Bankruptcy Code. File 2006 taxes online free    If the debtor does not make an election to end the tax year, the commencement of the bankruptcy case does not affect the debtor's tax year. File 2006 taxes online free Also, no part of the debtor's income tax liability for the year in which the bankruptcy case commences can be collected from the bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free Note. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor cannot make a short tax year election if no assets, other than exempt property, are in the bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free Making the Election - Filing Requirements First short tax year. File 2006 taxes online free   The debtor can elect to end the debtor's tax year by filing a return on Form 1040 for the first short tax year. File 2006 taxes online free The return must be filed on or before the 15th day of the fourth full month after the end of that first tax year. File 2006 taxes online free Second short tax year. File 2006 taxes online free   If the debtor elects to end the tax year on the day before filing the bankruptcy case, the debtor must file the return for the first short tax year in the manner discussed above. File 2006 taxes online free   If the debtor makes this election, the debtor must also file a separate Form 1040 for the second short tax year by the regular due date. File 2006 taxes online free To avoid delays in processing the return, write “Second Short Year Return After Section 1398 Election” at the top of the return. File 2006 taxes online free Example. File 2006 taxes online free Jane Doe, an individual calendar year taxpayer, filed a bankruptcy petition under chapter 7 or 11 on May 8, 2012. File 2006 taxes online free If Jane elected to close her tax year at the commencement of her case, Jane's first short year for 2012 runs from January 1 through May 7, 2012. File 2006 taxes online free Jane's second short year runs from May 8, 2012, through December 31, 2012. File 2006 taxes online free To have a timely filed election for the first short year, Jane must file Form 1040 (or an extension of time to file) for the period January 1 through May 7 by September 15. File 2006 taxes online free To avoid delays in processing the return, write “Section 1398 Election” at the top of the return. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor may also make the election by attaching a statement to Form 4868, Automatic Extension of Time to File an U. File 2006 taxes online free S. File 2006 taxes online free Individual Tax Return. File 2006 taxes online free The statement must state that the debtor elects under IRC section 1398(d)(2) to close the debtor's tax year on the day before filing the bankruptcy case. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor must file Form 4868 by the due date of the return for the first short tax year. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor's spouse may also elect to close his or her tax year, see Election by debtor's spouse, below. File 2006 taxes online free Election by debtor's spouse. File 2006 taxes online free   If the debtor is married, the debtor's spouse may join in the election to end the tax year. File 2006 taxes online free If the debtor and spouse make a joint election, the debtor must file a joint return for the first short tax year. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor must elect by the due date for filing the return for the first short tax year. File 2006 taxes online free Once the election is made, it cannot be revoked for the first short tax year. File 2006 taxes online free However, the election does not prevent the debtor and the spouse from filing separate returns for the second short tax year. File 2006 taxes online free Later bankruptcy of spouse. File 2006 taxes online free    If the debtor's spouse files for bankruptcy later in the same year, he or she may also choose to end his or her tax year, regardless of whether he or she joined in the election to end the debtor's tax year. File 2006 taxes online free   As each spouse has a separate bankruptcy, one or both of them may have 3 short tax years in the same calendar year. File 2006 taxes online free If the debtor's spouse joined the debtor's election or if the debtor had not made the election to end the tax year, the debtor can join in the spouse's election. File 2006 taxes online free However, if the debtor made an election and the spouse did not join that election, the debtor cannot then join the spouse's later election. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor and the spouse are precluded from this election because they have different tax years. File 2006 taxes online free This results because the debtor does not have a tax year ending the day before the spouse's filing for bankruptcy, and the debtor cannot file a joint return for a year ending on the day before the spouse's filing of bankruptcy. File 2006 taxes online free Example 1. File 2006 taxes online free Paul and Mary Harris are calendar-year taxpayers. File 2006 taxes online free Paul's voluntary chapter 7 bankruptcy case begins on March 4. File 2006 taxes online free If Paul does not make an election, his tax year does not end on March 3. File 2006 taxes online free If he makes an election, Paul's first tax year is January 1–March 3, and his second tax year begins on March 4. File 2006 taxes online free Mary could join in Paul's election as long as they file a joint return for the tax year January 1–March 3. File 2006 taxes online free They must make the election by July 15, the due date for filing the joint return. File 2006 taxes online free Example 2. File 2006 taxes online free Fred and Ethel Barnes are calendar-year taxpayers. File 2006 taxes online free Fred's voluntary chapter 7 bankruptcy case begins on May 6, and Ethel's bankruptcy case begins on November 1 of the same year. File 2006 taxes online free Ethel could elect to end her tax year on October 31. File 2006 taxes online free If Fred did not elect to end his tax year on May 5, or if he elected to do so but Ethel had not joined in his election, Ethel would have 2 tax years in the same calendar year if she decided to close her tax year. File 2006 taxes online free Her first tax year is January 1–October 31, and her second year is November 1–December 31. File 2006 taxes online free If Fred did not end his tax year as of May 5, he could join in Ethel's election to close her tax year on October 31, but only if they file a joint return for the tax year January 1–October 31. File 2006 taxes online free If Fred elected to end his tax year on May 5, but Ethel did not join in Fred's election, Fred cannot join in Ethel's election to end her tax year on October 31. File 2006 taxes online free Fred and Ethel cannot file a joint return for that short tax year because their tax years preceding October 31 were not the same. File 2006 taxes online free Example 3. File 2006 taxes online free Jack and Karen Thomas are calendar-year taxpayers. File 2006 taxes online free Karen's voluntary chapter 7 bankruptcy case began on April 10, and Jack's voluntary chapter 7 bankruptcy case began on October 3 of the same year. File 2006 taxes online free Karen elected to close her tax year on April 9 and Jack joins in Karen's election. File 2006 taxes online free Under these facts, Jack would have 3 tax years for the same calendar year if he makes the election relating to his own bankruptcy case. File 2006 taxes online free The first tax year would be January 1–April 9; the second, April 10–October 2; and the third, October 3–December 31. File 2006 taxes online free Karen may join in Jack's election if they file a joint return for the second short tax year (April 10–October 2). File 2006 taxes online free If Karen does join in, she would have the same 3 short tax years as Jack. File 2006 taxes online free Also, if Karen joins in Jack's election, they may file a joint return for the third tax year (October 3–December 31), but they are not required to do so. File 2006 taxes online free Annualizing taxable income. File 2006 taxes online free   If the debtor elects to close the tax year, the debtor must annualize taxable income for each short tax year in the same manner a change in annual accounting period is calculated. File 2006 taxes online free See Short Tax Year in Publication 538, for information on how to annualize the debtor's income and to figure the tax for the short tax year. File 2006 taxes online free Dismissal of bankruptcy case. File 2006 taxes online free   If the bankruptcy court later dismisses an individual chapter 7 or 11 case, the bankruptcy estate is no longer treated as a separate taxable entity. File 2006 taxes online free It is as if no bankruptcy estate was created for tax purposes. File 2006 taxes online free In this situation, the debtor must file amended tax returns on Form 1040X, to replace all full or short year individual returns (Form 1040) and bankruptcy estate returns (Form 1041) filed as a result of the bankruptcy case. File 2006 taxes online free Income, deductions, and credits previously reported by the bankruptcy estate must be reported on the debtor's amended returns. File 2006 taxes online free Attach a statement to the amended returns explaining why the debtor is filing an amended return. File 2006 taxes online free Taxes and the Bankruptcy Estate Property of the bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free   At the commencement of a bankruptcy case a bankruptcy estate is created. File 2006 taxes online free Bankruptcy law determines which of the debtor's assets become part of a bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free This estate generally includes all of the debtor's legal and equitable interests in property as of the commencement date. File 2006 taxes online free However, there are exceptions and certain property is exempted or excluded from the bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free Note. File 2006 taxes online free Exempt property and abandoned property are initially part of the bankruptcy estate, but are subsequently removed from the estate. File 2006 taxes online free Excluded property is never included in the estate. File 2006 taxes online free Transfer of assets between debtor and bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free   The transfer (other than by sale or exchange) of an asset from the debtor to the bankruptcy estate is not treated as a disposition for income tax purposes. File 2006 taxes online free The transfer does not result in gain or loss, acceleration of income or deductions, or recapture of deductions or credits. File 2006 taxes online free For example, the transfer of an installment obligation to the estate would not accelerate gain under the rules for reporting installment sales. File 2006 taxes online free The estate assumes the same basis, holding period, and character of the transferred assets. File 2006 taxes online free Also, the estate generally accounts for the transferred assets in the same manner as debtor. File 2006 taxes online free   When the bankruptcy estate is terminated or dissolved, any resulting transfer (other than by sale or exchange) of the estate's assets back to the debtor is also not treated as a disposition for tax purposes. File 2006 taxes online free The transfer does not result in gain or loss, acceleration of income or deductions, or recapture of deductions or credits to the estate. File 2006 taxes online free Abandoned property. File 2006 taxes online free    The abandonment of property by the estate to the debtor is a nontaxable disposition of property. File 2006 taxes online free If the debtor received abandoned property from the bankruptcy estate, the debtor assumes the same basis in the property that the bankruptcy estate had. File 2006 taxes online free Separate taxable entity. File 2006 taxes online free   When an individual files a bankruptcy petition under chapter 7 or 11, the bankruptcy estate is treated as a separate taxable entity from the debtor. File 2006 taxes online free The court appointed trustee or the debtor-in-possession is responsible for preparing and filing all of the bankruptcy estate's tax returns, including its income tax return on Form 1041, U. File 2006 taxes online free S. File 2006 taxes online free Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts, and paying its taxes. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor remains responsible for filing his or her own returns on Form 1040, U. File 2006 taxes online free S. File 2006 taxes online free Individual Income Tax Return, and paying taxes on income that does not belong to the estate. File 2006 taxes online free Employer identification number. File 2006 taxes online free   The trustee or debtor-in-possession must obtain an EIN for a bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free The trustee or debtor-in-possession uses this EIN on all tax returns filed for the bankruptcy estate with the IRS, including estimated tax returns. File 2006 taxes online free See Employer identification number, under Bankruptcy Estate Tax Return Filing Requirements and Payment of Tax Due, later. File 2006 taxes online free    The social security number of the individual debtor cannot be used as the EIN for the bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free Income, deductions, and credits – Form 1040. File 2006 taxes online free   In an individual chapter 7 or 11 bankruptcy case, do not include the income, deductions, and credits that belong to the bankruptcy estate on the debtor's individual income tax return (Form 1040). File 2006 taxes online free Also, do not include as income on the debtor's return the amount of any debt canceled by reason of the bankruptcy discharge. File 2006 taxes online free The bankruptcy estate must reduce certain losses, credits, and the basis in property (to the extent of these items) by the amount of canceled debt. File 2006 taxes online free See Debt Cancellation, below. File 2006 taxes online free Note. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor may not be able to claim certain deductions available to the bankruptcy estate such as administrative expenses. File 2006 taxes online free Additionally, the bankruptcy exclusion cannot be used to exclude income from a cancelled debt if the discharge of indebtedness was not within the bankruptcy case, even though the debtor was under the bankruptcy court's protection at the time. File 2006 taxes online free However, other exclusions, such as the insolvency exclusion, may apply. File 2006 taxes online free Bankruptcy Estate – Income, Deductions, and Credits Bankruptcy Estate Income Income of the estate in individual chapter 7 cases. File 2006 taxes online free    The gross income of the bankruptcy estate includes gross income of the debtor to which the estate is entitled under the Bankruptcy Code. File 2006 taxes online free Gross income also includes income generated by the bankruptcy estate from property of the estate after the commencement of the case. File 2006 taxes online free   Gross income of the bankruptcy estate does not include amounts received or accrued by the debtor before the commencement of the case. File 2006 taxes online free Additionally, in chapter 7 cases, gross income of the bankruptcy estate does not include any income that the debtor earns after the date of the bankruptcy petition. File 2006 taxes online free Income of the estate in individual chapter 11 cases. File 2006 taxes online free    In chapter 11 cases, under IRC section 1398(e)(1), gross income of the bankruptcy estate includes income that the debtor earns for services performed after the bankruptcy petition date. File 2006 taxes online free Also, earnings from services performed by an individual debtor after the commencement of the chapter 11 case are property of the bankruptcy estate under section 1115 of the Bankruptcy Code (11 U. File 2006 taxes online free S. File 2006 taxes online free C. File 2006 taxes online free section 1115). File 2006 taxes online free Note. File 2006 taxes online free A debtor-in-possession may be compensated by the estate for managing or operating a trade or business that the debtor conducted before the commencement of the bankruptcy case. File 2006 taxes online free Such payments should be reported by the debtor as miscellaneous income on his or her individual income tax return (Form 1040). File 2006 taxes online free Amounts paid by the estate to the debtor-in-possession for managing or operating the trade or business may qualify as administrative expenses of the estate. File 2006 taxes online free See Administrative expenses, below. File 2006 taxes online free Conversion or dismissal of chapter 11 cases. File 2006 taxes online free   If a chapter 11 case is converted to a chapter 13 case, the chapter 13 estate is not a separate taxable entity and earnings from post-conversion services and income from property of the estate realized after the conversion to chapter 13 are taxed to the debtor. File 2006 taxes online free If the chapter 11 case is converted to a chapter 7 case, 11 U. File 2006 taxes online free S. File 2006 taxes online free C. File 2006 taxes online free section 1115 does not apply after conversion and: Earnings from post-conversion services will be taxed to the debtor, rather than the estate, and The property of the chapter 11 estate will become property of the chapter 7 estate. File 2006 taxes online free Any income on this property will be taxed to the estate even if the income is realized after the conversion to chapter 7. File 2006 taxes online free If a chapter 11 case is dismissed, the debtor is treated as if the bankruptcy case had never been filed and as if no bankruptcy estate had been created. File 2006 taxes online free Bankruptcy Estate Deductions and Credits A bankruptcy estate deducts expenses incurred in a trade, business, or activity, and uses credits in the same way the debtor would have deducted or credited them had he or she continued operations. File 2006 taxes online free Note. File 2006 taxes online free Expenses may be disallowed under other provisions of the IRC (such as the disallowance of certain capital expenditures or expenses relating to tax-exempt interest). File 2006 taxes online free Administrative expenses. File 2006 taxes online free   Allowable expenses include administrative expenses. File 2006 taxes online free    Administrative expenses can only be deducted by the estate, never by the debtor. File 2006 taxes online free   The bankruptcy estate is allowed deductions for bankruptcy administrative expenses and fees, including accounting fees, attorney fees, and court costs. File 2006 taxes online free These expenses are deductible on Form 1040, Schedule A as miscellaneous itemized deductions not subject to the 2% floor on miscellaneous itemized deductions, because they would not have been incurred if property had not been held by the bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free See IRC section 67(e). File 2006 taxes online free Administrative expenses of the bankruptcy estate attributable to conducting a trade or business for the production of estate rents or royalties are deductible in arriving at adjusted gross income on Form 1040, Schedules C, E, and F. File 2006 taxes online free Note. File 2006 taxes online free The bankruptcy estate uses Form 1041 as a transmittal for the tax return prepared using Form 1040 and its schedules. File 2006 taxes online free See Transmittal for Form 1040 under Tax Return Filing Requirements and Payment of Tax, later. File 2006 taxes online free Administrative expense loss. File 2006 taxes online free   If the administrative expenses of the bankruptcy estate are more than its gross income for a tax year, the excess amount may be carried back 3 years and forward 7 years. File 2006 taxes online free The amounts can only be carried to a tax year of the estate and never to a debtor's tax year. File 2006 taxes online free The excess amount to be carried back or forward is treated like a net operating loss (NOL) and must first be carried back to the earliest year possible. File 2006 taxes online free For a discussion of NOLs, see Publication 536. File 2006 taxes online free Attribute carryovers. File 2006 taxes online free   The bankruptcy estate may use its tax attributes the same way that the debtor would have used them. File 2006 taxes online free These items are determined as of the first day of the debtor's tax year in which the bankruptcy case begins. File 2006 taxes online free The bankruptcy estate assumes the following tax attributes from the debtor: NOL carryovers, Carryovers of excess charitable contributions, Recovery of tax benefit items, Credit carryovers, Capital loss carryovers, Basis, holding period, and character of assets, Method of accounting, Passive activity loss and credit carryovers, Unused at-risk deductions, and Other tax attributes provided in the regulations. File 2006 taxes online free   Certain tax attributes of the bankruptcy estate must be reduced by the amount of income that was previously excluded as a result of cancellation of debt during the bankruptcy proceeding. File 2006 taxes online free See Debt Cancellation, later. File 2006 taxes online free   When the bankruptcy estate is terminated (for example, when the case ends), the debtor assumes any remaining tax attributes previously taken over by the bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor also generally assumes any of the tax attributes, listed above, that arose during the administration of the bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free Note. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor does not assume the bankruptcy estate's administrative expense losses because they cannot be used by an individual taxpayer filing Form 1040. File 2006 taxes online free See Administrative expense loss, above. File 2006 taxes online free Passive and at-risk activities. File 2006 taxes online free   For bankruptcy cases beginning after November 8, 1992, passive activity carryover losses and credits and unused at-risk deductions are treated as tax attributes passing from the debtor to the bankruptcy estate, which the estate then passes back to the debtor when the bankruptcy estate terminates. File 2006 taxes online free Additionally, transfers to the debtor (other than by sale or exchange) of interests in passive or at-risk activities are treated as non-taxable exchanges. File 2006 taxes online free These transfers include the return of exempt property and abandonment of estate property to the debtor. File 2006 taxes online free Carrybacks from the debtor's activities. File 2006 taxes online free   The debtor cannot carry back any NOL or credit carryback from a tax year ending after the bankruptcy case has begun to any tax year ending before the case began. File 2006 taxes online free Carrybacks from the bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free   If the bankruptcy estate has an NOL that did not pass to the estate from the debtor under the attribute carryover rules, the estate can carry the loss back not only to its own earlier tax years but also to the debtor's tax years before the year the bankruptcy case began. File 2006 taxes online free The estate may also carry back excess credits, such as the general business credit, to the pre-bankruptcy tax years. File 2006 taxes online free Tax Reporting – Chapter 11 Cases Allocation of income and credits on information returns and required statement for returns for individual chapter 11 cases. File 2006 taxes online free    In chapter 11 cases, when an employer issues a Form W-2 reporting all of the debtor's wages, salary, or other compensation for a calendar year, and a portion of the earnings represent post-petition services includible in the estate's gross income, the Form W-2 amounts must be allocated between the estate and the debtor. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor-in-possession or trustee must allocate the income amount reported in box 1 and the income tax withheld reported in box 2 between the debtor and the estate. File 2006 taxes online free These allocations must reflect that the debtor's gross earnings from post-petition services and gross income from post-petition property are, generally, includible in the estate's gross income and not the debtor's gross income. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor and trustee may use a simple percentage method to allocate income and income tax withheld. File 2006 taxes online free The same method must be used to allocate the income and the withheld tax. File 2006 taxes online free Example. File 2006 taxes online free If 20% of the wages reported on Form W-2 for a calendar year were earned after the commencement of the case and are included in the estate's gross income, 20% of the withheld income tax reported on Form W-2 must also be claimed as a credit on the estate's income tax return. File 2006 taxes online free Likewise, 80% of wages must be reported by the debtor and 80% of the income tax withheld must be claimed as a credit on the debtor's income tax return. File 2006 taxes online free See IRC section 31(a). File 2006 taxes online free   If information returns are issued to the debtor for gross income, gross proceeds, or other reportable payments that should have been reported to the bankruptcy estate, the debtor-in-possession or trustee must allocate the improperly reported income in a reasonable manner between the debtor and the estate. File 2006 taxes online free In general, the allocation must ensure that any income and income tax withheld attributable to the post-petition period is reported on the estate's return, and any income and income tax withheld attributable to the pre-petition period is reported on the debtor's return. File 2006 taxes online free    IRS Notice 2006-83 requires the debtor to attach a statement to his or her individual income tax return (Form 1040) stating that the return is filed subject to a chapter 11 bankruptcy case. File 2006 taxes online free The statement must also: Show the allocations of income and income tax withheld, Describe the method used to allocate income and income tax withheld, and List the filing date of the bankruptcy case, the bankruptcy court in which the case is pending, the bankruptcy court case number, and the bankruptcy estate's EIN. File 2006 taxes online free Note. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor-in-possession or trustee must attach a similar statement to the bankruptcy estate's income tax return (Form 1041). File 2006 taxes online free   The model Notice 2006-83 Statement, shown above, may be used by debtors, debtors-in-possession, and trustees to satisfy the reporting requirement. File 2006 taxes online free Self-employment taxes in individual chapter 11 cases. File 2006 taxes online free   IRC section 1401 imposes a tax upon the self-employment income, that is, the net earnings from self-employment of an individual. File 2006 taxes online free Net earnings from self-employment are equal to the gross income derived by an individual from any trade or business carried on by such individual, less deductions attributable to the business. File 2006 taxes online free   Neither section 1115 of the Bankruptcy Code nor IRC section 1398 addresses the application of self-employment tax to the post-petition earnings of the individual debtor. File 2006 taxes online free Therefore, if the debtor continues to derive gross income from the performance of services as a self-employed individual after the commencement of the bankruptcy case, the debtor must continue to report the debtor's self-employment income on Schedule SE (Form 1040) of the debtor's income tax return. File 2006 taxes online free This schedule includes self-employment income earned post-petition and the attributable deductions. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor must pay any self-employment tax imposed by IRC section 1401. File 2006 taxes online free Employment taxes and employer's obligation to file Form W-2 in individual chapter 11 cases. File 2006 taxes online free   In chapter 11 cases, post-petition wages earned by a debtor are generally treated as gross income of the estate. File 2006 taxes online free However, section 1115 of the Bankruptcy Code (11 U. File 2006 taxes online free S. File 2006 taxes online free C. File 2006 taxes online free section 1115) does not affect the determination of what are deemed wages for Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax, Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) tax, or Federal Income Tax Withholding purposes. File 2006 taxes online free See Notice 2006-83. File 2006 taxes online free   The reporting and withholding obligations of a debtor's employer also do not change. File 2006 taxes online free An employer should continue to report the wages and tax withholding on a Form W-2 issued under the debtor's name and social security number. File 2006 taxes online free Notice to persons required to file information returns (other than Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement) in individual chapter 11 cases. File 2006 taxes online free   Within a reasonable time after the commencement of a chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the trustee or debtor-in-possession should provide notification of the bankruptcy estate's EIN to all persons (or entities) that are required to file information returns for the bankruptcy estate's gross income, gross proceeds, or other types of reportable payments. File 2006 taxes online free See IRC section 6109(a)(2). File 2006 taxes online free As these payments are the property of the estate under section 1115 of the Bankruptcy Code, the payors should report the gross income, gross proceeds, or other reportable payments on the appropriate information return using the estate's name and EIN as required under the IRC and regulations (see IRC sections 6041 through 6049). File 2006 taxes online free   The trustee or debtor-in-possession should not, however, provide the EIN to a person (or entity) filing Form W-2 reporting the debtor's wages or other compensation, as section 1115 of the Bankruptcy Code does not affect the determination of what constitutes wages for purposes of federal income tax withholding or FICA. File 2006 taxes online free See Notice 2006-83. File 2006 taxes online free An employer should continue to report all wage income and tax withholding, both pre-petition and post-petition, on a Form W-2 to the debtor under the debtor's social security number. File 2006 taxes online free   The debtor in a chapter 11 case is not required to file a new Form W-4 with an employer solely because the debtor filed a chapter 11 case and the post-petition wages are includible in the estate's income and not the debtor's income. File 2006 taxes online free However, a new Form W-4 may be necessary if the debtor is no longer entitled to claim the same number of allowances previously claimed because certain deductions or credits now belong to the estate. File 2006 taxes online free See Employment Tax Regulations section 31. File 2006 taxes online free 3402(f)(2)-1. File 2006 taxes online free Additionally, the debtor may wish to file a new Form W-4 to increase the income tax withheld from post-petition wages allocated to the estate to avoid having to make estimated tax payments for the estate. File 2006 taxes online free See IRC section 6654(a). File 2006 taxes online free Notice required in converted and dismissed cases. File 2006 taxes online free   When a chapter 11 bankruptcy case is closed, dismissed, or converted to a chapter 12 or 13 case, the bankruptcy estate ends as a separate taxable entity. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor should, within a reasonable time, send notice of such event to the persons (or entities) previously notified of the bankruptcy case. File 2006 taxes online free This helps to ensure that gross income, proceeds, and other reportable payments realized after the event are reported to the debtor under the correct TIN rather than to the estate. File 2006 taxes online free   When a chapter 11 case is converted to a chapter 7 case, the bankruptcy estate will continue to exist as a separate taxable entity. File 2006 taxes online free Gross income (other than post-conversion income from the debtor's services), gross proceeds, or other reportable payments should continue to be reported to the estate if they are property of the chapter 7 estate. File 2006 taxes online free However, income from services performed by the debtor after conversion of the case to chapter 7 is not property of the chapter 7 estate. File 2006 taxes online free After the conversion, the debtor should notify payors required to report the debtor's nonemployee compensation that compensation earned after the conversion should be reported using the debtor's name and TIN, not the estate's name and EIN. File 2006 taxes online free Employment taxes. File 2006 taxes online free   The trustee or debtor-in-possession must withhold income and social security taxes and file employment tax returns for any wages paid by the trustee or debtor, including wage claims paid as administrative expenses. File 2006 taxes online free See Publication 15, Circular E, Employer's Tax Guide, for details on employer tax responsibilities. File 2006 taxes online free   The trustee also has the duty to prepare and file Forms W-2 for wage claims paid by the trustee, regardless of whether the claims accrued before or during bankruptcy. File 2006 taxes online free For a further discussion of employment taxes, see Employment Taxes, later. File 2006 taxes online free Notice 2006-83 Statement Pending Bankruptcy Case The taxpayer, , filed a bankruptcy petition under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the bankruptcy court for the District of . File 2006 taxes online free The bankruptcy court case number is . File 2006 taxes online free Gross income, and withheld federal income tax, reported on Form W-2, Forms 1099, Schedule K-1, and other information returns received under the taxpayer's name and social security number (or other taxpayer identification number) are allocated between the taxpayer's TIN and the bankruptcy estate's EIN as follows, using [describe allocation method]:. File 2006 taxes online free   Year Taxpayer   Estate 1. File 2006 taxes online free Form W-2, Payor: $   $     Withheld income tax shown on Form W-2 $   $   2. File 2006 taxes online free Form 1099-INT Payor: $   $     Withheld income tax (if any) shown on Form 1099-INT $   $   3. File 2006 taxes online free Form 1099-DIV Payor: $   $     Withheld income tax (if any) shown on Form 1099-DIV $   $   4. File 2006 taxes online free Form 1099-MISC Payor: $   $     Withheld income tax (if any) shown on Form 1099-MISC $   $   Bankruptcy Estate Tax Return Filing Requirements and Payment of Tax Due Filing Requirements Filing threshold. File 2006 taxes online free   If the bankruptcy estate has gross income that meets or exceeds the minimum amount required for filing, the trustee or debtor-in-possession must file an income tax return on Form 1041. File 2006 taxes online free This amount is equal to the sum of the personal exemption amount plus the basic standard deduction for a married individual filing separately. File 2006 taxes online free   For 2012, the threshold filing amount for a bankruptcy estate is $9,750 (the sum of the $3,800 personal exemption plus the $5,950 standard deduction for married individuals filing separately). File 2006 taxes online free   These amounts are generally adjusted annually. File 2006 taxes online free See the present year Form 1041 Instructions at www. File 2006 taxes online free irs. File 2006 taxes online free gov/form1041 for the current dollar amounts. File 2006 taxes online free Accounting period. File 2006 taxes online free   A bankruptcy estate may have a fiscal year. File 2006 taxes online free However, this period cannot be longer than 12 months. File 2006 taxes online free Change of accounting period. File 2006 taxes online free   The bankruptcy estate may change its accounting period (tax year) once without IRS approval. File 2006 taxes online free This rule allows the bankruptcy trustee to close the estate's tax year early, before the expected termination of the bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free The trustee can then file a return for the first short tax year to get a quick determination of the estate's tax liability. File 2006 taxes online free Employer identification number. File 2006 taxes online free   The trustee or debtor-in-possession must obtain an EIN for a bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free The trustee or debtor-in-possession uses this EIN on all tax returns filed for the bankruptcy estate with the IRS, including estimated tax returns. File 2006 taxes online free    The social security number of the individual debtor cannot be used as the EIN for the bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free   Obtain an EIN for a bankruptcy estate by applying: Online by clicking on the EIN link at www. File 2006 taxes online free irs. File 2006 taxes online free gov/businesses/small. File 2006 taxes online free The EIN is issued immediately once the application information is validated. File 2006 taxes online free By telephone at 1-800-829-4933 from 7:00 a. File 2006 taxes online free m. File 2006 taxes online free to 7:00 p. File 2006 taxes online free m. File 2006 taxes online free in the trustee's or debtor-in-possession's local time zone. File 2006 taxes online free Assistance provided to callers from Alaska and Hawaii will be based on the hours of operation in the Pacific time zone, or By mailing or faxing Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number. File 2006 taxes online free   If the trustee or debtor-in-possession has not received the bankruptcy estate's EIN by the time the return is due, write “Applied for” and the date you applied in the space for the EIN. File 2006 taxes online free For more details, see Pub. File 2006 taxes online free 583, Starting a Business and Keeping Records. File 2006 taxes online free   Trustees representing ten or more bankruptcy estates (other than estates that will be filing employment or excise tax returns) may request a series or block of EINs. File 2006 taxes online free Figuring tax due. File 2006 taxes online free   The bankruptcy estate figures its taxable income the same way an individual figures taxable income. File 2006 taxes online free However, the estate uses the tax rates for a married individual filing separately to calculate the tax on its taxable income. File 2006 taxes online free The estate is entitled to one personal exemption and may either itemize deductions or take the basic standard deduction for a married individual filing a separate return. File 2006 taxes online free The estate cannot take the higher standard deduction allowed for married persons filing separately who are 65 or older or blind. File 2006 taxes online free Tax rate schedule. File 2006 taxes online free The tax on income for bankruptcy estates is calculated using the tax rate schedule for Married Individuals Filing Separately not the Estates and Trusts tax rate schedule. File 2006 taxes online free When to file. File 2006 taxes online free   Calendar year bankruptcy estates must file Form 1041 by April 15th. File 2006 taxes online free Fiscal year bankruptcy estates must file on or before the 15th day of the 4th month following the close of its tax year. File 2006 taxes online free For example, an estate that has a tax year that ends on June 30th must file Form 1041 by October 15th of the tax year. File 2006 taxes online free If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, file on the next business day. File 2006 taxes online free Note. File 2006 taxes online free The bankruptcy estate is allowed an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the bankruptcy estate tax return upon filing the required application, Form 7004, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, and Other Returns. File 2006 taxes online free Transmittal for Form 1040. File 2006 taxes online free   Form 1041 is used as a transmittal for Form 1040. File 2006 taxes online free If a return is required, the trustee or debtor-in-possession must complete the identification area at the top of Form 1041 and indicate the chapter under which the bankruptcy estate filed, either chapter 7 or chapter 11. File 2006 taxes online free   Prepare the bankruptcy estate's return by completing Form 1040. File 2006 taxes online free In the top margin of Form 1040, write “Attachment to Form 1041 —DO NOT DETACH. File 2006 taxes online free ” Then, attach Form 1040 to the Form 1041 transmittal. File 2006 taxes online free Enter the tax and payment amounts on lines 23 through 29 of Form 1041, then sign and date the return. File 2006 taxes online free An example of a bankruptcy estate's tax return is prepared below. File 2006 taxes online free Note. File 2006 taxes online free The filing of the bankruptcy estate's tax return does not relieve a debtor from the requirement to file his or her individual tax return on Form 1040. File 2006 taxes online free Payment of Tax Due Payment methods. File 2006 taxes online free   Payment of tax due may be made by check or money order or by credit or debit card. File 2006 taxes online free For information on how to make payments electronically by credit or debit card, go to irs. File 2006 taxes online free gov/e-pay. File 2006 taxes online free      Payments may also be made electronically using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), a free tax payment system that allows you to make payments online or by phone. File 2006 taxes online free To enroll in EFTPS, go to eftps. File 2006 taxes online free gov or call 1-800-555-4477. File 2006 taxes online free For more information see Publication 966, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: A Guide to Getting Started. File 2006 taxes online free Payment voucher – Form 1041-V. File 2006 taxes online free   Form 1041-V accompanies payments made by check or money order for Form 1041. File 2006 taxes online free The voucher includes information about the bankruptcy estate, including the name of the bankruptcy estate, trustee, EIN, and amount due. File 2006 taxes online free Using Form 1041-V assists the IRS in processing the payment more accurately and efficiently. File 2006 taxes online free We recommend the use of Form 1041-V; however, there is no penalty if the voucher is not used. File 2006 taxes online free Estimated tax – Form 1041-ES. File 2006 taxes online free   In most cases, the trustee or debtor-in-possession must pay any required estimated tax due for the bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free See the Form 1041-ES Instructions for information on the minimum threshold amount required for filing Form 1041-ES, paying the estimated tax, and exceptions to filing. File 2006 taxes online free Employment Taxes The trustee or debtor-in-possession must withhold income and social security taxes and file employment tax returns for any wages paid by the trustee or debtor, including wage claims paid as administrative expenses. File 2006 taxes online free Until these employment taxes are deposited as required by the IRC, they should be set aside in a separate bank account to ensure that funds are available to satisfy the liability. File 2006 taxes online free If the employment taxes are not paid as required, the trustee may be held personally liable for payment of the taxes. File 2006 taxes online free   See Publication 15, (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide, for details on employer tax responsibilities. File 2006 taxes online free Also see IRS Notice 931, Deposit Requirements for Employment Taxes, for details on the deposit rules, including the requirement that federal employment tax deposits be made by electronic funds transfer. File 2006 taxes online free The trustee also has a duty to prepare and file Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, for wage claims paid by the trustee, regardless of whether the claims accrued before or during bankruptcy. File 2006 taxes online free If the debtor fails to prepare and file Forms W-2 for wages paid before bankruptcy, the trustee should instruct the employees to file a Form 4852, Substitute for Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, or Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. File 2006 taxes online free , with their individual income tax returns. File 2006 taxes online free Tax Return Example – Form 1041 This publication is not revised annually. File 2006 taxes online free Future changes to the forms and their instructions may not be reflected in this example. File 2006 taxes online free Note. File 2006 taxes online free The following return was prepared for tax year 2011. File 2006 taxes online free In 2011, the threshold filing amount for a bankruptcy estate was $9,500 (the sum of the $3,700 personal exemption plus the $5,800 standard deduction for married individuals filing separately). File 2006 taxes online free Facts and circumstances. File 2006 taxes online free   On December 15, 2010, Thomas Smith filed a bankruptcy petition under chapter 7. File 2006 taxes online free Joan Black was appointed trustee to administer the bankruptcy estate and to distribute the assets. File 2006 taxes online free   The estate received the following assets from Mr. File 2006 taxes online free Smith: A $100,000 certificate of deposit, Commercial rental real estate with a fair market value (FMV) of $280,000, and His personal residence with an FMV of $200,000. File 2006 taxes online free   Also, the estate received a $251,500 capital loss carryover. File 2006 taxes online free   Mr. File 2006 taxes online free Smith's bankruptcy case was closed on December 31, 2011. File 2006 taxes online free During 2011, Mr. File 2006 taxes online free Smith was relieved of $70,000 of debt by the bankruptcy court. File 2006 taxes online free The estate chose a calendar year as its tax year. File 2006 taxes online free Joan, the trustee, reviews the estate's transactions and reports the taxable events on the estate's final return. File 2006 taxes online free Schedule B (Form 1040). File 2006 taxes online free    The certificate of deposit earned $5,500 of interest during 2011. File 2006 taxes online free Joan reports this interest on Schedule B. File 2006 taxes online free She completes this schedule and enters the result on Form 1040. File 2006 taxes online free Form 4562. File 2006 taxes online free   Joan enters the depreciation allowed on Form 4562. File 2006 taxes online free She completes the form and enters the result on Schedule E. File 2006 taxes online free Schedule E (Form 1040). File 2006 taxes online free   The commercial real estate was rented through the date of sale. File 2006 taxes online free Joan reports the income and expenses on Schedule E. File 2006 taxes online free She enters the net income on Form 1040. File 2006 taxes online free Form 4797. File 2006 taxes online free   The commercial real estate was sold on July 1, 2011, for $280,000. File 2006 taxes online free The property was purchased in 2001 at a cost of $250,000. File 2006 taxes online free The total depreciation allowable as of the date of sale was $120,000. File 2006 taxes online free Additionally, $25,000 of selling expenses were incurred. File 2006 taxes online free Joan reports the gain or loss from the sale on Form 4797. File 2006 taxes online free She completes the form and enters the gain on Schedule D (Form 1040). File 2006 taxes online free   Mr. File 2006 taxes online free Smith's former residence was sold on September 30, 2011. File 2006 taxes online free The sale price was $200,000, the selling expenses were $20,000, and his adjusted basis was $130,000. File 2006 taxes online free This sale is excluded from gross income under IRC section 121. File 2006 taxes online free Note. File 2006 taxes online free Gains from the sale of personal residences are excluded from gross income up to $250,000 under IRC section 121 ($500,000 for married couples filing a joint return). File 2006 taxes online free Bankruptcy estates succeed to this exclusion at the commencement of the case. File 2006 taxes online free See Regulation section 1. File 2006 taxes online free 1398-3. File 2006 taxes online free Schedule D (Form 1040). File 2006 taxes online free   Joan completes Schedule D, taking into account the $250,000 capital loss carryover from 2010 ($251,500 transferred to the estate minus $1,500 used on the estate's 2010 return). File 2006 taxes online free She enters the results on Form 1040. File 2006 taxes online free Form 1040, page 1. File 2006 taxes online free   Joan completes page 1 of the Form 1040 and enters the adjusted gross income on the first line of Form 1040, page 2. File 2006 taxes online free Schedule A (Form 1040). File 2006 taxes online free   During 2011, the estate paid mortgage interest and real property tax on Mr. File 2006 taxes online free Smith's former residence. File 2006 taxes online free It also paid income tax to the state. File 2006 taxes online free Joan enters the mortgage interest, real estate tax, and income tax on Schedule A. File 2006 taxes online free Also, she reports the bankruptcy estate's administrative expenses as a miscellaneous deduction not subject to the 2% floor on miscellaneous itemized deductions. File 2006 taxes online free She completes the Schedule A and enters the result on page 2 of Form 1040. File 2006 taxes online free Form 1040, page 2. File 2006 taxes online free   Joan determines the estate's taxable income and figures its tax using the tax rate schedule for married filing separately. File 2006 taxes online free She then enters the estate's estimated tax payments and figures the amount the estate still owes. File 2006 taxes online free Form 982. File 2006 taxes online free   Joan completes the Schedule D Tax Worksheet to figure the capital loss carryover. File 2006 taxes online free Because $70,000 of debt was canceled, Joan must reduce the tax attributes of the estate by the amount of the canceled debt. File 2006 taxes online free See Debt Cancellation, later. File 2006 taxes online free After the bankruptcy case ends, Mr. File 2006 taxes online free Smith will assume the estate's tax attributes. File 2006 taxes online free Mr. File 2006 taxes online free Smith will assume a capital loss carryover of $53,500 ($123,500 carryover minus the $70,000 attribute reduction) for use in preparation of his individual tax return (Form 1040). File 2006 taxes online free Note. File 2006 taxes online free If the bankruptcy estate had continued, the capital loss carryover would be available to the bankruptcy estate for the 2012 tax year. File 2006 taxes online free Form 1041. File 2006 taxes online free   Joan enters the total tax, estimated tax payments, and tax due from Form 1040 on Form 1041. File 2006 taxes online free She completes the identification area at the top of Form 1041, then signs and dates the return as the trustee on behalf of the bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File 2006 taxes online free Please click the link to view the image. File 2006 taxes online free Sample Form 1040 - page 1 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File 2006 taxes online free Please click the link to view the image. File 2006 taxes online free Sample Form 1040 - page 2 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File 2006 taxes online free Please click the link to view the image. File 2006 taxes online free Sample Schedule A This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File 2006 taxes online free Please click the link to view the image. File 2006 taxes online free Sample Schedule B This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File 2006 taxes online free Please click the link to view the image. File 2006 taxes online free Sample Schedule D This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File 2006 taxes online free Please click the link to view the image. File 2006 taxes online free Sample Schedule E This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File 2006 taxes online free Please click the link to view the image. File 2006 taxes online free Sample Form 4797 - page 1 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File 2006 taxes online free Please click the link to view the image. File 2006 taxes online free Sample Form 2119 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File 2006 taxes online free Please click the link to view the image. File 2006 taxes online free Sample Form 4797 - page 2 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File 2006 taxes online free Please click the link to view the image. File 2006 taxes online free Sample Form 4562 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File 2006 taxes online free Please click the link to view the image. File 2006 taxes online free Sample Capital Loss Carryover Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File 2006 taxes online free Please click the link to view the image. File 2006 taxes online free Sample Form 982 Capital Loss Carryover Worksheet—Lines 6 and 14 Use this worksheet to figure your capital loss carryovers from 2010 to 2011 if your 2010 Schedule D, line 21, is a loss and (a) that loss is a smaller loss than the loss on your 2010 Schedule D, line 16, or (b) the amount on your 2010 Form 1040, line 41 (or your 2010 Form 1040NR, line 38, if applicable) is less than zero. File 2006 taxes online free Otherwise, you do not have any carryovers. File 2006 taxes online free 1. File 2006 taxes online free Enter the amount from your 2010 Form 1040, line 41, or Form 1040NR, line 38. File 2006 taxes online free If a loss, enclose the amount in parentheses 1. File 2006 taxes online free 19,880   2. File 2006 taxes online free Enter the loss from your 2010 Schedule D, line 21, as a positive amount 2. File 2006 taxes online free 1,500   3. File 2006 taxes online free Combine lines 1 and 2. File 2006 taxes online free If zero or less, enter -0- 3. File 2006 taxes online free 21,380   4. File 2006 taxes online free Enter the smaller of line 2 or line 3 4. File 2006 taxes online free 1,500     If line 7 of your 2010 Schedule D is a loss, go to line 5; otherwise, enter -0- on line 5 and go to line 9. File 2006 taxes online free       5. File 2006 taxes online free Enter the loss from your 2010 Schedule D, line 7, as a positive amount 5. File 2006 taxes online free 0   6. File 2006 taxes online free Enter any gain from your 2010 Schedule D, line 15. File 2006 taxes online free If a loss, enter -0- 6. File 2006 taxes online free         7. File 2006 taxes online free Add lines 4 and 6 7. File 2006 taxes online free 1,500   8. File 2006 taxes online free Short-term capital loss carryover for 2011. File 2006 taxes online free Subtract line 7 from line 5. File 2006 taxes online free If zero or less, enter -0-. File 2006 taxes online free If more than zero, also enter this amount on Schedule D, line 6 8. File 2006 taxes online free 0     If line 15 of your 2010 Schedule D is a loss, go to line 9; otherwise, skip lines 9 through 13. File 2006 taxes online free       9. File 2006 taxes online free Enter the loss from your 2010 Schedule D, line 15, as a positive amount 9. File 2006 taxes online free 251,500   10. File 2006 taxes online free Enter any gain from your 2010 Schedule D, line 7. File 2006 taxes online free If a loss, enter -0- 10. File 2006 taxes online free 0       11. File 2006 taxes online free Subtract line 5 from line 4. File 2006 taxes online free If zero or less, enter -0- 11. File 2006 taxes online free 1,500       12. File 2006 taxes online free Add lines 10 and 11 12. File 2006 taxes online free 1,500   13. File 2006 taxes online free Long-term capital loss carryover for 2011. File 2006 taxes online free Subtract line 12 from line 9. File 2006 taxes online free If zero or less, enter -0-. File 2006 taxes online free If more than zero, also enter this amount on Schedule D, line 14 13. File 2006 taxes online free 250,000                       Partnerships and Corporations Filing Requirements A separate taxable estate is not created when a partnership or corporation files a bankruptcy petition and their tax return filing requirements do not change. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor-in-possession, court appointed trustee, assignee, or receiver must file the entity's income tax returns on Form 1065, Form 1120 or, Form 1120S. File 2006 taxes online free In cases where a trustee or receiver is not appointed, the debtor-in-possession continues business operations and remains in possession of the business' property during the bankruptcy proceeding. File 2006 taxes online free The debtor-in-possession, rather than the general partner of a partnership or corporate officer of a corporation, assumes the fiduciary responsibility to file the business' tax returns. File 2006 taxes online free Partnerships The filing requirements for a partnership in a bankruptcy proceeding do not change. File 2006 taxes online free However, the responsibility to file the required returns becomes that of the court appointed trustee, receiver, or debtor-in-possession. File 2006 taxes online free A partnership's debt that is canceled as a result of the bankruptcy proceeding is not included in the partnership's income. File 2006 taxes online free However, It may or may not be included in the individual partners' income. File 2006 taxes online free See Partnerships, below under Debt Cancellation. File 2006 taxes online free Corporations The filing requirements for a corporation in a bankruptcy proceeding also do not change. File 2006 taxes online free A bankruptcy trustee, receiver, or debtor-in-possession, having possession of or holding title to substantially all of the property or business operations of the debtor corporation, must file the debtor's corporate income tax return for the tax year. File 2006 taxes online free The following discussion only highlights bankruptcy tax rules applying to corporations. File 2006 taxes online free The complex details of corporate bankruptcy reorganizations are beyond the scope of this publication. File 2006 taxes online free Therefore, you may wish to seek the help of a professional tax advisor. File 2006 taxes online free See Corporations under Debt Cancellation for information about a corporation's debt canceled in a bankruptcy proceeding. File 2006 taxes online free Tax-Free Reorganizations The tax-free reorganization provisions of the Internal Revenue Code allow a corporation to transfer all or part of its assets to another corporation in a bankruptcy under title 11 of the United States Code or in a similar case. File 2006 taxes online free However, under the reorganization plan, the stock or securities of the corporation to which the assets are transferred must be distributed in a transaction that qualifies under IRC section 354, 355, or 356. File 2006 taxes online free A “similar case” includes a receivership, foreclosure, or other similar proceeding in a federal or state court. File 2006 taxes online free In these cases, any party to the reorganization must be under the jurisdiction of the court and the transfer of assets under the plan of reorganization must be approved by the court. File 2006 taxes online free In a receivership, foreclosure, or similar proceeding before a federal or state agency involving certain financial institutions, the agency is treated as a court. File 2006 taxes online free Generally, IRC section 354 provides that no gain or loss is recognized if a corporation's stock is exchanged solely for stock or securities in a corporation that is a party to the reorganization under a qualifying reorganization plan. File 2006 taxes online free In this case, shareholders in the bankrupt corporation would recognize no gain or loss if they exchange their stock solely for stock or securities of the corporation acquiring the bankrupt corporation's assets. File 2006 taxes online free IRC section 355 generally provides that no gain or loss is recognized by a shareholder if a corporation distributes solely stock or securities of another corporation that the distributing corporation controls immediately before the distribution. File 2006 taxes online free IRC section 356 allows tax-free exchanges in situations that would qualify under IRC section 354 or 355, except that other property or money, in addition to the permitted stock or securities, is received by the shareholder. File 2006 taxes online free In this situation, gain is recognized by the shareholder, but only to the extent of the money and the FMV of the other property received. File 2006 taxes online free No loss is recognized in this situation. File 2006 taxes online free Exemption from tax return filing A trustee, receiver, or assignee of a corporation in bankruptcy, receivership, or in the process of dissolving, may apply to the IRS for relief from filing federal income tax returns for the corporation. File 2006 taxes online free To qualify, the corporation must have ceased business operations and have no assets nor income for the tax year. 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File 2006 taxes online free The IRS will act on your request within 90 days. File 2006 taxes online free Disclosure of return information to trustee. File 2006 taxes online free   Upon written request, current and earlier returns of the debtor are open to inspection by or disclosure to the trustee or receiver. File 2006 taxes online free However, in bankruptcy cases other than those of individuals filing under chapter 7 or 11, such as a corporate bankruptcy, the IRS must find that the trustee has a material interest that will be affected by information on the return. File 2006 taxes online free Material interest is generally defined as a financial or monetary interest. File 2006 taxes online free Material interest is not limited to the trustee's responsibility to file a return on behalf of the bankruptcy estate. File 2006 taxes online free Receiverships Court-established receiverships sometimes arise in connection with bankruptcies. 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File 2006 taxes online free   As detailed in Rev. File 2006 taxes online free Proc. File 2006 taxes online free 2006-24, as modified by Announcement 2011-77, to request a prompt determination of any unpaid tax liability of the estate, the trustee must file a signed written request, in duplicate, with the Internal Revenue Service, Centralized Insolvency Operation, P. File 2006 taxes online free O. File 2006 taxes online free Box 7346, Philadelphia, PA 19101–7346 (marked “Request for Prompt Determination”). File 2006 taxes online free   The request must be submitted in duplicate and must be executed under penalties of perjury. File 2006 taxes online free In addition, the trustee must submit along with the request an exact copy of the return(s) filed by the trustee with the IRS for each completed tax period. 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File 2006 taxes online free   If a prompt determination request is incomplete, all the documents received by the IRS will be returned to the trustee by the assigned Field Insolvency Office with an explanation identifying the missing item(s) and instructions to re-file the request once corrected. File 2006 taxes online free   Once corrected, the request must be filed with the IRS at the Field Insolvency Office address specified in the correspondence accompanying the returned incomplete request. File 2006 taxes online free   In the case of an incomplete request submitted with a copy of an invalid return document, the trustee must file a valid original return with the appropriate IRS office and submit a copy of that return with the corrected request when the request is re-filed. File 2006 taxes online free Note. File 2006 taxes online free An incomplete request includes those submitted with a copy of a return form, the original of which does not qualify as a valid return. 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File 2006 taxes online free 12. File 2006 taxes online free   Self-Employment Tax Table of Contents What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Why Pay Self-Employment Tax? How To Pay Self-Employment TaxReplacing a lost social security card. File 2006 taxes online free Name change. File 2006 taxes online free Penalty for underpayment of estimated tax. File 2006 taxes online free Who Must Pay Self-Employment Tax?Limited partner. File 2006 taxes online free Community property. File 2006 taxes online free Figuring Self-Employment EarningsLandlord Participation in Farming Methods for Figuring Net EarningsRegular Method Farm Optional Method Nonfarm Optional Method Using Both Optional Methods Reporting Self-Employment Tax What's New for 2013 Tax rates. File 2006 taxes online free  For tax years beginning in 2013, the social security part of the self-employment tax increases from 10. File 2006 taxes online free 4% to 12. File 2006 taxes online free 4%. File 2006 taxes online free The Medicare part of the tax remains at 2. File 2006 taxes online free 9%. File 2006 taxes online free As a result, the self-employment tax is increased from 13. File 2006 taxes online free 3% to 15. File 2006 taxes online free 3%. File 2006 taxes online free Additional Medicare Tax. File 2006 taxes online free . File 2006 taxes online free  For tax years beginning in 2013, a 0. File 2006 taxes online free 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to your Medicare wages, Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income above a threshold amount. File 2006 taxes online free Use Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax, to figure this tax. File 2006 taxes online free For more information, see the Instructions for Form 8959. File 2006 taxes online free Maximum net earnings. File 2006 taxes online free  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part (12. File 2006 taxes online free 4%) of the self-employment tax increased to $113,700 for 2013. File 2006 taxes online free There is no maximum limit on earnings subject to the Medicare part (2. File 2006 taxes online free 9%). File 2006 taxes online free What's New for 2014 Maximum net earnings. File 2006 taxes online free  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax for 2014 will be discussed in the 2013 Publication 334. File 2006 taxes online free Introduction Self-employment tax (SE tax) is a social security and Medicare tax primarily for individuals who work for themselves. File 2006 taxes online free It is similar to the social security and Medicare taxes withheld from the pay of most wage earners. File 2006 taxes online free You usually have to pay SE tax if you are self-employed. File 2006 taxes online free You are usually self-employed if you operate your own farm on land you either own or rent. File 2006 taxes online free You have to figure SE tax on Schedule SE (Form 1040). File 2006 taxes online free Farmers who have employees may have to pay the employer's share of social security and Medicare taxes, as well. File 2006 taxes online free See chapter 13 for information on employment taxes. File 2006 taxes online free Self-employment tax rate. File 2006 taxes online free   For tax years beginning in 2013, the self-employment tax rate is 15. File 2006 taxes online free 3%. File 2006 taxes online free The rate consists of two parts: 12. File 2006 taxes online free 4% for social security (old-age, survivors, and disability insurance) and 2. File 2006 taxes online free 9% for Medicare (hospital insurance). File 2006 taxes online free Topics - This chapter discusses: Why pay self-employment tax How to pay self-employment tax Who must pay self-employment tax Figuring self-employment earnings Landlord participation in farming Methods for figuring net earnings Reporting self-employment tax Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 541 Partnerships Form (and Instructions) 1040 U. File 2006 taxes online free S. File 2006 taxes online free Individual Income Tax Return Sch F (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Farming Sch SE (Form 1040) Self-Employment Tax 1065 U. File 2006 taxes online free S. File 2006 taxes online free Return of Partnership Income Sch K-1 (Form 1065) Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. File 2006 taxes online free See chapter 16 for information about getting publications and forms. File 2006 taxes online free Why Pay Self-Employment Tax? Social security benefits are available to self-employed persons just as they are to wage earners. File 2006 taxes online free Your payments of SE tax contribute to your coverage under the social security system. File 2006 taxes online free Social security coverage provides you with retirement benefits, disability benefits, survivor benefits, and hospital insurance (Medicare) benefits. File 2006 taxes online free How to become insured under social security. File 2006 taxes online free   You must be insured under the social security system before you begin receiving social security benefits. File 2006 taxes online free You are insured if you have the required number of credits (also called quarters of coverage). File 2006 taxes online free Earning credits in 2013. File 2006 taxes online free   You can earn a maximum of four credits per year. File 2006 taxes online free For 2013, you earn one credit for each $1,160 of combined wages and self-employment earnings subject to social security tax. File 2006 taxes online free You need $4,640 ($1,160 × 4) of combined wages and self-employment earnings subject to social security tax to earn four credits in 2013. File 2006 taxes online free It does not matter whether the income is earned in 1 quarter or is spread over 2 or more quarters. File 2006 taxes online free For an explanation of the number of credits you must have to be insured and the benefits available to you and your family under the social security program, consult your nearest Social Security Administration (SSA) office or visit the SSA website at www. File 2006 taxes online free socialsecurity. File 2006 taxes online free gov. File 2006 taxes online free Making false statements to get or to increase social security benefits may subject you to penalties. File 2006 taxes online free The Social Security Administration (SSA) time limit for posting self-employment earnings. File 2006 taxes online free   Generally, the SSA will give you credit only for self-employment earnings reported on a tax return filed within 3 years, 3 months, and 15 days after the tax year you earned the income. File 2006 taxes online free    If you file your tax return or report a change in your self-employment earnings after the SSA time limit for posting self-employment earnings, the SSA may change its records, but only to remove or reduce the amount. File 2006 taxes online free The SSA will not change its records to increase your self-employment earnings after the SSA time limit listed above. File 2006 taxes online free How To Pay Self-Employment Tax To pay SE tax, you must have a social security number (SSN) or an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). File 2006 taxes online free This section explains how to: Obtain an SSN or ITIN, and Pay your SE tax using estimated tax. File 2006 taxes online free An ITIN does not entitle you to social security benefits. File 2006 taxes online free Obtaining an ITIN does not change your immigration or employment status under U. File 2006 taxes online free S. File 2006 taxes online free law. File 2006 taxes online free Obtaining a social security number. File 2006 taxes online free   If you have never had an SSN, apply for one using Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. File 2006 taxes online free The application is also available in Spanish. File 2006 taxes online free You can get this form at any Social Security office or by calling 1-800-772-1213. File 2006 taxes online free    You can also download Form SS-5 from the Social Security Administration website at  www. File 2006 taxes online free socialsecurity. File 2006 taxes online free gov. File 2006 taxes online free   If you have a social security number from the time you were an employee, you must use that number. File 2006 taxes online free Do not apply for a new one. File 2006 taxes online free Replacing a lost social security card. File 2006 taxes online free   If you have a number but lost your card, file Form SS-5. File 2006 taxes online free You will get a new card showing your original number, not a new number. File 2006 taxes online free Name change. File 2006 taxes online free   If your name has changed since you received your social security card, complete Form SS-5 to report a name change. File 2006 taxes online free Obtaining an individual taxpayer identification number. File 2006 taxes online free   The IRS will issue you an ITIN, for tax use only, if you are a nonresident or resident alien and you do not have, and are not eligible to get, an SSN. File 2006 taxes online free To apply for an ITIN, file Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. File 2006 taxes online free You can get this form by calling 1-800-829-3676. File 2006 taxes online free For more information on ITINs, see Publication 1915, Understanding Your IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. File 2006 taxes online free Form W-7 and Publication 1915 are also available in Spanish. File 2006 taxes online free    You can also download Form W-7 from the IRS website at IRS. File 2006 taxes online free gov. File 2006 taxes online free Paying estimated tax. File 2006 taxes online free   Estimated tax is the method used to pay tax (including SE tax) on income not subject to withholding. File 2006 taxes online free You generally have to make estimated tax payments if you expect to owe tax, including SE tax, of $1,000 or more when you file your return. File 2006 taxes online free Use Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals, to figure and pay the tax. File 2006 taxes online free   However, if at least two-thirds of your gross income for 2013 or 2014 was from farming and you file your 2014 Form 1040 and pay all the tax due by March 2, 2015, you do not have to pay any estimated tax. File 2006 taxes online free For more information about estimated tax for farmers, see chapter 15. File 2006 taxes online free Penalty for underpayment of estimated tax. File 2006 taxes online free   You may have to pay a penalty if you do not pay enough estimated tax by its due date. File 2006 taxes online free Who Must Pay Self-Employment Tax? You must pay SE tax and file Schedule SE (Form 1040) if your net earnings from self-employment were $400 or more. File 2006 taxes online free The SE tax rules apply no matter how old you are and even if you are already receiving social security or Medicare benefits. File 2006 taxes online free Aliens. File 2006 taxes online free   Generally, resident aliens must pay self-employment tax under the same rules that apply to U. File 2006 taxes online free S. File 2006 taxes online free citizens. File 2006 taxes online free Nonresident aliens are not subject to self-employment tax. File 2006 taxes online free However, residents of the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or American Samoa are subject to self-employment tax, as they are considered U. File 2006 taxes online free S. File 2006 taxes online free residents for self-employment tax purposes. File 2006 taxes online free For more information on aliens, see Publication 519, U. File 2006 taxes online free S. File 2006 taxes online free Tax Guide for Aliens. File 2006 taxes online free Are you self-employed?   You are self-employed if you carry on a trade or business (such as running a farm) as a sole proprietor, an independent contractor, a member of a partnership, or are otherwise in business for yourself. File 2006 taxes online free A trade or business is generally an activity carried on for a livelihood or in good faith to make a profit. File 2006 taxes online free Share farmer. File 2006 taxes online free   You are a self-employed farmer under an income-sharing arrangement if both the following apply. File 2006 taxes online free You produce a crop or raise livestock on land belonging to another person. File 2006 taxes online free Your share of the crop or livestock, or the proceeds from their sale, depends on the amount produced. File 2006 taxes online free Your net farm profit or loss from the income-sharing arrangement is reported on Schedule F (Form 1040) and included in your self-employment earnings. File 2006 taxes online free   If you produce a crop or livestock on land belonging to another person and are to receive a specified rate of pay, a fixed sum of money, or a fixed quantity of the crop or livestock, and not a share of the crop or livestock or their proceeds, you may be either self-employed or an employee of the landowner. File 2006 taxes online free This will depend on whether the landowner has the right to direct or control your performance of services. File 2006 taxes online free Example. File 2006 taxes online free A share farmer produces a crop on land owned by another person on a 50-50 crop-share basis. File 2006 taxes online free Under the terms of their agreement, the share farmer furnishes the labor and half the cost of seed and fertilizer. File 2006 taxes online free The landowner furnishes the machinery and equipment used to produce and harvest the crop, and half the cost of seed and fertilizer. File 2006 taxes online free The share farmer is provided a house in which to live. File 2006 taxes online free The landowner and the share farmer decide on a cropping plan. File 2006 taxes online free The share farmer is a self-employed farmer for purposes of the agreement to produce the crops, and the share farmer's part of the profit or loss from the crops is reported on Schedule F (Form 1040) and included in self-employment earnings. File 2006 taxes online free The tax treatment of the landowner is discussed later under Landlord Participation in Farming. File 2006 taxes online free Contract farming. File 2006 taxes online free   Under typical contract farming arrangements, the grower receives a fixed payment per unit of crops or finished livestock delivered to the processor or packing company. File 2006 taxes online free Since the grower typically furnishes labor and bears some production risk, the payments are reported on Schedule F and are therefore subject to self-employment tax. File 2006 taxes online free 4-H Club or FFA project. File 2006 taxes online free   If an individual participates in a 4-H Club or Future Farmers of America (FFA) project, any net income received from sales or prizes related to the project may be subject to income tax. File 2006 taxes online free Report the net income as “Other income” on line 21 of Form 1040. File 2006 taxes online free If necessary, attach a statement showing the gross income and expenses. File 2006 taxes online free The net income may not be subject to SE tax if the project is primarily for educational purposes and not for profit, and is completed by the individual under the rules and economic restrictions of the sponsoring 4-H or FFA organization. File 2006 taxes online free Such a project is generally not considered a trade or business. File 2006 taxes online free Partners in a partnership. File 2006 taxes online free   Generally, you are self-employed if you are a member of a partnership that carries on a trade or business. File 2006 taxes online free Limited partner. File 2006 taxes online free   If you are a limited partner, your partnership income is generally not subject to SE tax. File 2006 taxes online free However, guaranteed payments you receive for services you perform for the partnership are subject to SE tax and should be reported to you in box 14 of your Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). File 2006 taxes online free Business Owned and Operated by Spouses. File 2006 taxes online free   If you and your spouse jointly own and operate a farm as an unincorporated business and share in the profits and losses, you are partners in a partnership whether or not you have a formal partnership agreement. File 2006 taxes online free You must file Form 1065, instead of Schedule F, unless you make a joint election to be treated as a qualified joint venture. File 2006 taxes online free Making this election will allow you to avoid the complexity of Form 1065 but still give each spouse credit for social security earnings on which retirement benefits are based. File 2006 taxes online free Qualified joint venture. File 2006 taxes online free   If you and your spouse each materially participate as the only members of a jointly owned and operated farm, and you file a joint tax return for the tax year, you can make a joint election to be treated as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership for the tax year. File 2006 taxes online free For an explanation of “material participation,” see the instructions for Schedule C, line G, and the instructions for Schedule F, line E. File 2006 taxes online free   To make this election, you must divide all items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit attributable to the business between you and your spouse in accordance with your respective interests in the venture. File 2006 taxes online free Each of you must file a separate Schedule F and a separate Schedule SE. File 2006 taxes online free For more information, see Qualified Joint Venture in the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). File 2006 taxes online free Spouse employee. File 2006 taxes online free   If your spouse is your employee, not your partner, you must withhold and pay social security and Medicare taxes for him or her. File 2006 taxes online free For more information about employment taxes, see chapter 13. File 2006 taxes online free Community property. File 2006 taxes online free   If you are a partner and your distributive share of any income or loss from a trade or business carried on by the partnership is community property, treat your share as your self-employment earnings. File 2006 taxes online free Do not treat any of your share as self-employment earnings of your spouse. File 2006 taxes online free Figuring Self-Employment Earnings Farmer. File 2006 taxes online free   If you are self-employed as a farmer, use Schedule F (Form 1040) to figure your self-employment earnings. File 2006 taxes online free Partnership income or loss. File 2006 taxes online free   If you are a member of a partnership that carries on a trade or business, the partnership should report your self-employment earnings in box 14, code A, of your Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). File 2006 taxes online free Box 14 of Schedule K-1 may also provide amounts for gross farming or fishing income (code B) and gross nonfarm income (code C). File 2006 taxes online free Use these amounts if you use the farm or nonfarm optional method to figure net earnings from self-employment (see Methods for Figuring Net Earnings , later). File 2006 taxes online free   If you are a general partner, you may need to reduce these reported earnings by amounts you claim as a section 179 deduction, unreimbursed partnership expenses, or depletion on oil and gas properties. File 2006 taxes online free   If the amount reported is a loss, include only the deductible amount when you figure your total self-employment earnings. File 2006 taxes online free   For more information, see the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). File 2006 taxes online free   For general information on partnerships, see Publication 541. File 2006 taxes online free More than one business. File 2006 taxes online free   If you have self-employment earnings from more than one trade, business, or profession, you generally must combine the net profit or loss from each to determine your total self-employment earnings. File 2006 taxes online free A loss from one business reduces your profit from another business. File 2006 taxes online free However, do not combine earnings from farm and nonfarm businesses if you are using one of the optional methods (discussed later) to figure net earnings. File 2006 taxes online free Community property. File 2006 taxes online free   If any of the income from a farm or business, other than a partnership, is community property under state law, it is included in the self-employment earnings of the spouse carrying on the trade or business. File 2006 taxes online free Lost income payments. File 2006 taxes online free   Lost income payments received from insurance or other sources for reducing or stopping farming activities are included in self-employment earnings. File 2006 taxes online free These include USDA payments to compensate for lost income resulting from reductions in tobacco quotas and allotments. File 2006 taxes online free Even if you are not farming when you receive the payment, it is included in self-employment earnings if it relates to your farm business (even though it is temporarily inactive). File 2006 taxes online free A connection exists if it is clear the payment would not have been made but for your conduct of your farm business. File 2006 taxes online free Gain or loss. File 2006 taxes online free   A gain or loss from the disposition of property that is neither stock in trade nor held primarily for sale to customers is not included in self-employment earnings. File 2006 taxes online free It does not matter whether the disposition is a sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion. File 2006 taxes online free For example, gains or losses from the disposition of the following types of property are not included in self-employment earnings. File 2006 taxes online free Investment property. File 2006 taxes online free Depreciable property or other fixed assets used in your trade or business. File 2006 taxes online free Livestock held for draft, breeding, sport, or dairy purposes, and not held primarily for sale, regardless of how long the livestock was held, or whether it was raised or purchased. File 2006 taxes online free Unharvested standing crops sold with land held more than 1 year. File 2006 taxes online free Timber, coal, or iron ore held for more than 1 year if an economic interest was retained, such as a right to receive coal royalties. File 2006 taxes online free   A gain or loss from the cutting of timber is not included in self-employment earnings if the cutting is treated as a sale or exchange. File 2006 taxes online free For more information on electing to treat the cutting of timber as a sale or exchange, see Timber in chapter 8. File 2006 taxes online free Wages and salaries. File 2006 taxes online free   Wages and salaries received for services performed as an employee and covered by social security or railroad retirement are not included in self-employment earnings. File 2006 taxes online free   Wages paid in kind to you for agricultural labor, such as commodity wages, are not included in self-employment earnings. File 2006 taxes online free Retired partner. File 2006 taxes online free   Retirement income received by a partner from his or her partnership under a written plan is not included in self-employment earnings if all the following apply. File 2006 taxes online free The retired partner performs no services for the partnership during the year. File 2006 taxes online free The retired partner is owed only the retirement payments. File 2006 taxes online free The retired partner's share (if any) of the partnership capital was fully paid to the retired partner. File 2006 taxes online free The payments to the retired partner are lifelong periodic payments. File 2006 taxes online free Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payments. File 2006 taxes online free   Under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), if you own or operate highly erodible or other specified cropland, you may enter into a longterm contract with the USDA, agreeing to convert to a less intensive use of that cropland. File 2006 taxes online free You must include the annual rental payments and any onetime incentive payment you receive under the program on Schedule F, lines 4a and 4b. File 2006 taxes online free Cost share payments you receive may qualify for the costsharing exclusion. File 2006 taxes online free See Cost-Sharing Exclusion (Improvements), above. File 2006 taxes online free CRP payments are reported to you on Form 1099G. File 2006 taxes online free Individuals who are receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits may exclude CRP payments when calculating self-employment tax. File 2006 taxes online free See the instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). File 2006 taxes online free Self-employed health insurance deduction. File 2006 taxes online free   You cannot deduct the self-employed health insurance deduction you report on Form 1040, line 29, from self-employment earnings on Schedule SE (Form 1040). File 2006 taxes online free Landlord Participation in Farming As a general rule, income and deductions from rentals and from personal property leased with real estate are not included in determining self-employment earnings. File 2006 taxes online free However, income and deductions from farm rentals, including government commodity program payments received by a landowner who rents land, are included if the rental arrangement provides that the landowner will, and does, materially participate in the production or management of production of the farm products on the land. File 2006 taxes online free Crop shares. File 2006 taxes online free   Rent paid in the form of crop shares is included in self-employment earnings for the year you sell, exchange, give away, or use the crop shares if you meet one of the four material participation tests (discussed next) at the time the crop shares are produced. File 2006 taxes online free Feeding such crop shares to livestock is considered using them. File 2006 taxes online free Your gross income for figuring your self-employment earnings includes the fair market value of the crop shares when they are used as feed. File 2006 taxes online free Material participation for landlords. File 2006 taxes online free   You materially participate if you have an arrangement with your tenant for your participation and you meet one or more of the following tests. File 2006 taxes online free You do at least three of the following. File 2006 taxes online free Pay, using cash or credit, at least half the direct costs of producing the crop or livestock. File 2006 taxes online free Furnish at least half the tools, equipment, and livestock used in the production activities. File 2006 taxes online free Advise or consult with your tenant. File 2006 taxes online free Inspect the production activities periodically. File 2006 taxes online free You regularly and frequently make, or take an important part in making, management decisions substantially contributing to or affecting the success of the enterprise. File 2006 taxes online free You work 100 hours or more spread over a period of 5 weeks or more in activities connected with agricultural production. File 2006 taxes online free You do things that, considered in their totality, show you are materially and significantly involved in the production of the farm commodities. File 2006 taxes online free These tests may be used as general guides for determining whether you are a material participant. File 2006 taxes online free Example. File 2006 taxes online free Drew Houston agrees to produce a crop on J. File 2006 taxes online free Clarke's cotton farm, with each receiving half the proceeds. File 2006 taxes online free Clarke advises Houston when to plant, spray, and pick the cotton. File 2006 taxes online free During the growing season, Clarke inspects the crop every few days to determine whether Houston is properly taking care of the crop. File 2006 taxes online free Houston furnishes all labor needed to grow and harvest the crop. File 2006 taxes online free The management decisions made by Clarke in connection with the care of the cotton crop and his regular inspection of the crop establish that he participates to a material degree in the cotton production operations. File 2006 taxes online free The income Clarke receives from his cotton farm is included in his self-employment earnings. File 2006 taxes online free Methods for Figuring Net Earnings There are three ways to figure your net earnings from self-employment. File 2006 taxes online free The regular method. File 2006 taxes online free The farm optional method. File 2006 taxes online free The nonfarm optional method. File 2006 taxes online free You must use the regular method unless you are eligible to use one or both of the optional methods. File 2006 taxes online free See Figure 12-1 , shown later. File 2006 taxes online free Figure 12-1. File 2006 taxes online free Can I Use the Optional Methods? Please click here for the text description of the image. File 2006 taxes online free Figure 12–1. File 2006 taxes online free Can I Use the Optional Methods? Why use an optional method?   You may want to use the optional methods (discussed later) when you have a loss or a small net profit and any one of the following applies. File 2006 taxes online free You want to receive credit for social security benefit coverage. File 2006 taxes online free You incurred child or dependent care expenses for which you could claim a credit. File 2006 taxes online free (An optional method may increase your earned income, which could increase your credit. File 2006 taxes online free ) You are entitled to the earned income credit. File 2006 taxes online free (An optional method may increase your earned income, which could increase your credit. File 2006 taxes online free ) You are entitled to the additional child tax credit. File 2006 taxes online free (An optional method may increase your earned income, which could increase your credit. File 2006 taxes online free ) Effects of using an optional method. File 2006 taxes online free   Using an optional method could increase your SE tax. File 2006 taxes online free Paying more SE tax may result in you getting higher social security disability or retirement benefits. File 2006 taxes online free   If you use either or both optional methods, you must figure and pay the SE tax due under these methods even if you would have had a smaller SE tax or no SE tax using the regular method. File 2006 taxes online free   The optional methods may be used only to figure your SE tax. File 2006 taxes online free To figure your income tax, include your actual self-employment earnings in gross income, regardless of which method you use to determine SE tax. File 2006 taxes online free Regular Method Multiply your total self-employment earnings by 92. File 2006 taxes online free 35% (. File 2006 taxes online free 9235) to get your net earnings under the regular method. File 2006 taxes online free See Short Schedule SE, line 4, or Long Schedule SE, line 4a. File 2006 taxes online free Net earnings figured using the regular method are also called “actual net earnings. File 2006 taxes online free ” Farm Optional Method Use the farm optional method only for self-employment earnings from a farming business. File 2006 taxes online free You can use this method if you meet either of the following tests. File 2006 taxes online free Your gross farm income is $6,960 or less. File 2006 taxes online free Your net farm profits are less than $5,024. File 2006 taxes online free Gross farm income. File 2006 taxes online free   Your gross farm income is the total of the amounts from: Schedule F (Form 1040), line 9, and Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code B (from farm partnerships). File 2006 taxes online free Net farm profits. File 2006 taxes online free   Net farm profits generally are the total of the amounts from: Schedule F (Form 1040), line 34, and Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A (from farm partnerships). File 2006 taxes online free However, you may need to adjust the amount reported on Schedule K-1 if you are a general partner or if it is a loss. File 2006 taxes online free For more information, see Partnership income or loss , earlier. File 2006 taxes online free Figuring farm net earnings. File 2006 taxes online free   If you meet either of the two tests explained above, use Table 12-1. File 2006 taxes online free Figuring Farm Net Earnings , to figure your net earnings from self-employment under the farm optional method. File 2006 taxes online free Table 12-1. File 2006 taxes online free Figuring Farm Net Earnings IF your gross farm income  is. File 2006 taxes online free . File 2006 taxes online free . File 2006 taxes online free THEN your net earnings are equal to. File 2006 taxes online free . File 2006 taxes online free . File 2006 taxes online free $6,960 or less Two-thirds of your gross farm income. File 2006 taxes online free More than $6,960 $4,640 Optional method can reduce or eliminate SE tax. File 2006 taxes online free   If your gross farm income is $6,960 or less and your farm net earnings figured under the farm optional method are less than your actual net earnings, you can use the farm optional method to reduce or eliminate your SE tax. File 2006 taxes online free Your actual net earnings are your net earnings figured using the regular method, explained earlier. File 2006 taxes online free Example. File 2006 taxes online free Your gross farm income is $540 and your net farm profit is $460. File 2006 taxes online free Consequently, your net earnings figured under the farm optional method are $360 (2/3 of $540) and your actual net earnings are $425 (92. File 2006 taxes online free 35% of $460). File 2006 taxes online free You owe no SE tax if you use the optional method because your net earnings under the farm optional method are less than $400. File 2006 taxes online free Nonfarm Optional Method This is an optional method available for determining net earnings from nonfarm self-employment, much like the farm optional method. File 2006 taxes online free If you are also engaged in a nonfarm business, you may be able to use this method to figure your nonfarm net earnings. File 2006 taxes online free You can use this method even if you do not use the farm optional method for determining your farm net earnings and even if you have a net loss from your nonfarm business. File 2006 taxes online free For more information about the nonfarm optional method, see Publication 334. File 2006 taxes online free You cannot combine farm and nonfarm self-employment earnings to figure your net earnings under either of the optional methods. File 2006 taxes online free Using Both Optional Methods If you use both optional methods, you must add the net earnings figured under each method to arrive at your total net earnings from self-employment. File 2006 taxes online free You can report less than your total actual farm and nonfarm net earnings but not less than actual nonfarm net earnings. File 2006 taxes online free If you use both optional methods, you can report no more than $4,640 as your combined net earnings from self-employment. File 2006 taxes online free Reporting Self-Employment Tax Use Schedule SE (Form 1040) to figure and report your SE tax. File 2006 taxes online free Then, enter the SE tax on line 56 of Form 1040 and attach Schedule SE to Form 1040. File 2006 taxes online free Most taxpayers can use Section A–Short Schedule SE to figure their SE tax. File 2006 taxes online free However, certain taxpayers must use Section B–Long Schedule SE. File 2006 taxes online free Use the chart on page 1 of Schedule SE to find out which one to use. File 2006 taxes online free If you have to pay SE tax, you must file Form 1040 (with Schedule SE attached) even if you do not otherwise have to file a federal income tax return. File 2006 taxes online free Deduction for employer-equivalent portion of self-employment tax. File 2006 taxes online free   You can deduct the employer-equivalent portion of your SE tax in figuring your adjusted gross income. File 2006 taxes online free This deduction only affects your income tax. File 2006 taxes online free It does not affect either your net earnings from self-employment or your SE tax. File 2006 taxes online free   To deduct the tax, enter on Form 1040, line 27, the amount shown on Section A, Line 6, or Section B, line 13, Deduction for employer-equivalent portion of self-employment tax, of the Schedule SE. File 2006 taxes online free Joint return. File 2006 taxes online free   Even if you file a joint return, you cannot file a joint Schedule SE. File 2006 taxes online free This is true whether one spouse or both spouses have self-employment earnings. File 2006 taxes online free Your spouse is not considered self-employed just because you are. File 2006 taxes online free If both of you have self-employment earnings, each of you must complete a separate Schedule SE. File 2006 taxes online free However, if one spouse uses the Short Schedule SE and the other spouse has to use the Long Schedule SE, both can use the same form. File 2006 taxes online free Attach both schedules to the joint return. File 2006 taxes online free If you and your spouse operate a business as a partnership, see Business Owned and Operated by Spouses and Qualified joint venture , earlier, under Who Must Pay Self-Employment Tax . File 2006 taxes online free Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications