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Free file taxes on line Publication 597 - Main Content Table of Contents Application of Treaty Personal Services Pensions, Annuities, Social Security, and AlimonyRoth IRAs. Free file taxes on line Tax-deferred plans. Free file taxes on line Investment Income From Canadian Sources Other Income Charitable ContributionsQualified charities. Free file taxes on line Income Tax Credits Competent Authority Assistance How To Get Tax HelpText of Treaty U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line Taxation Canadian Taxation Application of Treaty The benefits of the income tax treaty are generally provided on the basis of residence for income tax purposes. Free file taxes on line That is, a person who is recognized as a resident of the United States who has income from Canada, will often pay less income tax to Canada on that income than if no treaty was in effect. Free file taxes on line Article IV provides definitions of residents of Canada and the United States, and provides specific criteria for applying the treaty in cases where a taxpayer is considered by both countries to be a resident. Free file taxes on line Saving clause. Free file taxes on line   In most instances, a treaty does not affect the right of a country to tax its own residents (including those who are U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line citizens) or of the United States to tax its residents or citizens (including U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line citizens who are residents of the foreign country). Free file taxes on line This provision is known as the “saving clause. Free file taxes on line ”   For example, an individual who is a U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line citizen and a resident of Canada may have dividend income from a U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line corporation. Free file taxes on line The treaty provides a maximum rate of 15% on dividends received by a resident of Canada from sources in the United States. Free file taxes on line Even though a resident of Canada, the individual is a U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line citizen and the saving clause overrides the treaty article that limits the U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line tax to 15%. Free file taxes on line    Exceptions to the saving clause can be found in Article XXIX, paragraph 3. Free file taxes on line Treaty-based position. Free file taxes on line   If you take the position that any U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line tax is overruled or otherwise reduced by a U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line treaty (a treaty-based position), you generally must disclose that position on Form 8833, Treaty-Based Return Position Disclosure Under Section 6114 or 7701(b), and attach it to your return. Free file taxes on line Personal Services A U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line citizen or resident who is temporarily present in Canada during the tax year is exempt from Canadian income taxes on pay for services performed, or remittances received from the United States, if the citizen or resident qualifies under one of the treaty exemption provisions set out below. Free file taxes on line Income from employment (Article XV). Free file taxes on line   Income U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line residents receive for the performance of dependent personal services in Canada (except as public entertainers) is exempt from Canadian tax if it is not more than $10,000 in Canadian currency for the year. Free file taxes on line If it is more than $10,000 for the year, it is exempt only if: The residents are present in Canada for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the year concerned, and The income is not paid by, or on behalf of, a Canadian resident and is not borne by a permanent establishment in Canada. Free file taxes on line    Whether there is a permanent establishment in Canada is determined by the rules set forth in Article V. Free file taxes on line Example. Free file taxes on line You are a U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line resident employed under an 8-month contract with a Canadian firm to install equipment in their Montreal plant. Free file taxes on line During the calendar year you were physically present in Canada for 179 days and were paid $16,500 (Canadian) for your services. Free file taxes on line Although you were in Canada for not more than 183 days during the year, your income is not exempt from Canadian income tax because it was paid by a Canadian resident and was more than $10,000 (Canadian) for the year. Free file taxes on line Pay received by a U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line resident for work regularly done in more than one country as an employee on a ship, aircraft, motor vehicle, or train operated by a U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line resident is exempt from Canadian tax. Free file taxes on line Income from self-employment (Article VII). Free file taxes on line   Income from services performed (other than those performed as an employee) are taxed in Canada if they are attributable to a permanent establishment in Canada. Free file taxes on line This income is treated as business profits, and deductions similar to those allowed under U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line law are allowable. Free file taxes on line   If you carry on (or have carried on) business in both Canada and the United States, the business profits are attributable to each country based on the profits that the permanent establishment might be expected to make if it were a distinct and separate person engaged in the same or similar activities. Free file taxes on line The business profits attributable to the permanent establishment include only those profits derived from assets used, risks assumed, and activities performed by the permanent establishment. Free file taxes on line   You may be considered to have a permanent establishment if you meet certain conditions. Free file taxes on line For more information, see Article V (Permanent Establishment) and Article VII (Business Profits). Free file taxes on line Public entertainers (Article XVI). Free file taxes on line   The provisions under income from employment or income from self-employment do not apply to public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artistes, musicians, or athletes) from the United States who receive more than $15,000 in gross receipts in Canadian currency, including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in Canada during the calendar year. Free file taxes on line However, this provision for public entertainers does not apply (and the other provisions will apply) to athletes participating in team sports in leagues with regularly scheduled games in both the United States and Canada. Free file taxes on line Compensation paid by the U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line Government (Article XIX). Free file taxes on line   Wages, salaries, and similar income (other than pensions) paid to a U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line citizen by the United States or any of its agencies, instrumentalities, or political subdivisions for discharging governmental functions are exempt from Canadian income tax. Free file taxes on line   The exemption does not apply to pay for services performed in connection with any trade or business carried on for profit by the United States, or any of its agencies, instrumentalities, or political subdivisions. Free file taxes on line Students and apprentices (Article XX). Free file taxes on line   A full-time student, apprentice, or business trainee who is in Canada to study or acquire business experience is exempt from Canadian income tax on remittances received from any source outside Canada for maintenance, education, or training. Free file taxes on line The recipient must be or must have been a U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line resident immediately before visiting Canada. Free file taxes on line   An apprentice or business trainee can claim this exemption only for a period of one year from the date the individual first arrived in Canada for the purpose of training. Free file taxes on line Pensions, Annuities, Social Security, and Alimony Under Article XVIII, pensions and annuities from Canadian sources paid to U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line residents are subject to tax by Canada, but the tax is limited to 15% of the gross amount (if a periodic pension payment) or of the taxable amount (if an annuity). Free file taxes on line Canadian pensions and annuities paid to U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line residents may be taxed by the United States, but the amount of any pension included in income for U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line tax purposes may not be more than the amount that would be included in income in Canada if the recipient were a Canadian resident. Free file taxes on line Pensions. Free file taxes on line   A pension includes any payment under a pension or other retirement arrangement, Armed Forces retirement pay, war veterans pensions and allowances, and payments under a sickness, accident, or disability plan. Free file taxes on line It includes pensions paid by private employers and the government for services rendered. Free file taxes on line   Pensions also include payments from individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) in the United States, registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) and registered retirement income funds (RRIFs) in Canada. Free file taxes on line   Pensions do not include social security benefits. Free file taxes on line Roth IRAs. Free file taxes on line   A distribution from a Roth IRA is exempt from Canadian tax to the extent it would be exempt from U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line tax if paid to a U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line resident. Free file taxes on line In addition, you may elect to defer any tax in Canada on income accrued within the Roth IRA but not distributed by the Roth IRA. Free file taxes on line However, you cannot defer tax on any accruals due to contributions made after you become a Canadian resident. Free file taxes on line Tax-deferred plans. Free file taxes on line   Generally, income that accrues in a Canadian RRSP or RRIF is subject to U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line tax, even if it is not distributed. Free file taxes on line However, a U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line citizen or resident can elect to defer U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line tax on income from the plan until the income is distributed. Free file taxes on line Form 8891 is used to make the election. Free file taxes on line Annuities. Free file taxes on line    An annuity is a stated sum payable periodically at stated times, during life, or during a specified number of years, under an obligation to make the payments in return for adequate and full consideration (other than services rendered). Free file taxes on line Annuities do not include: Non-periodic payments, or An annuity the cost of which was deductible for tax purposes. Free file taxes on line Special rules. Free file taxes on line    Special rules apply to pensions and annuities with respect to: Short-term assignments, Cross-border commuters, and Individuals who participate in a Canadian qualifying plan. Free file taxes on line Generally, distributions in such cases are deemed to be earned in the country in which the plan is established, without regard to where the services were rendered. Free file taxes on line Social security benefits. Free file taxes on line   U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line social security benefits paid to a resident of Canada are taxed in Canada as if they were benefits under the Canada Pension Plan, except that 15% of the amount of the benefit is exempt from Canadian tax. Free file taxes on line Alimony. Free file taxes on line   Alimony and similar amounts (including child support payments) from Canadian sources paid to U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line residents are exempt from Canadian tax. Free file taxes on line For purposes of U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line tax, these amounts are excluded from income to the same extent they would be excluded from income in Canada if the recipient was a Canadian resident. Free file taxes on line Investment Income From Canadian Sources The treaty provides beneficial treatment for certain items of Canadian source income that result from an investment of capital. Free file taxes on line Dividends (Article X). Free file taxes on line   For Canadian source dividends received by U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line residents, the Canadian income tax generally may not be more than 15%. Free file taxes on line   A 5% rate applies to intercorporate dividends paid from a subsidiary to a parent corporation owning at least 10% of the subsidiary's voting stock. Free file taxes on line However, a 10% rate applies if the payer of the dividend is a nonresident-owned Canadian investment corporation. Free file taxes on line   These rates do not apply if the owner of the dividends carries on, or has carried on, a business in Canada through a permanent establishment and the holding on which the income is paid is effectively connected with that permanent establishment. Free file taxes on line Interest (Article XI). Free file taxes on line   Generally, Canadian source interest received by U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line residents is exempt from Canadian income tax. Free file taxes on line   The exemption does not apply if the owner of the interest carries on, or has carried on, a business in Canada through a permanent establishment and the debt on which the income is paid is effectively connected with that permanent establishment. Free file taxes on line Gains from the sale of property (Article XIII). Free file taxes on line   Generally, gains from the sale of personal property by a U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line resident having no permanent establishment in Canada are exempt from Canadian income tax. Free file taxes on line However, the exemption from Canadian tax does not apply to gains realized by U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line residents on Canadian real property, and on personal property belonging to a permanent establishment in Canada. Free file taxes on line   If the property subject to Canadian tax is a capital asset and was owned by the U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line resident on September 26, 1980, not as part of the business property of a permanent establishment in Canada, generally the taxable gain is limited to the appreciation after 1984. Free file taxes on line Royalties (Article XII). Free file taxes on line   The following are exempt from Canadian tax: Copyright royalties and other like payments for the production or reproduction of any literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic work (other than payments for motion pictures and works on film, videotape, or other means of reproduction for use in connection with television, which may be taxed at 10%), Payments for the use of, or the right to use, computer software, Payments for the use of, or the right to use, any patent or any information concerning industrial, commercial, or scientific experience (but not within a rental or franchise agreement), and Payments for broadcasting as agreed to in an exchange of notes between the countries. Free file taxes on line   This rate or exemption does not apply if the owner of the royalties carries on, or has carried on, a business in Canada through a permanent establishment and the right or property on which the income is paid is effectively connected with that permanent establishment. Free file taxes on line   This exemption (or lower rate) does not apply to royalties to explore for or to exploit mineral deposits, timber, and other natural resources. Free file taxes on line Other Income Generally, Canadian source income that is not specifically mentioned in the treaty, may be taxed by Canada. Free file taxes on line Gambling losses. Free file taxes on line   Canadian residents may deduct gambling losses in the U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line against gambling winnings in the U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line in the same manner as a U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line resident. Free file taxes on line Charitable Contributions United States income tax return. Free file taxes on line   Under Article XXI, you may deduct contributions to certain qualified Canadian charitable organizations on your United States income tax return. Free file taxes on line Besides being subject to the overall limits applicable to all your charitable contributions under U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line tax law, your charitable contributions to Canadian organizations (other than contributions to a college or university at which you or a member of your family is or was enrolled) are subject to the U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line percentage limits on charitable contributions, applied to your Canadian source income. Free file taxes on line If your return does not include gross income from Canadian sources, charitable contributions to Canadian organizations are generally not deductible. Free file taxes on line Example. Free file taxes on line You are a U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line citizen living in Canada. Free file taxes on line You have both U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line and Canadian source income. Free file taxes on line During your tax year, you contribute to Canadian organizations that would qualify as charitable organizations under U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line tax law if they were U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line organizations. Free file taxes on line To figure the maximum amount of the contribution to Canadian organizations that you can deduct on your U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line income tax return, multiply your adjusted gross income from Canadian sources by the percentage limit that applies to contributions under U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line income tax law. Free file taxes on line Then include this amount on your return along with all your domestic charitable contributions, subject to the appropriate percentage limit required for contributions under U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line income tax law. Free file taxes on line The appropriate percentage limit for U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line tax purposes is applied to your total adjusted gross income from all sources. Free file taxes on line Qualified charities. Free file taxes on line   These Canadian organizations must meet the qualifications that a U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line charitable organization must meet under U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line tax law. Free file taxes on line Usually an organization will notify you if it qualifies. Free file taxes on line For further information on charitable contributions and the U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line percentage limits, see Publication 526, Charitable Contributions. Free file taxes on line Canadian income tax return. Free file taxes on line   Under certain conditions, contributions to qualified U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line charitable organizations may also be claimed on your Canadian income tax return if you are a Canadian resident. Free file taxes on line Income Tax Credits The treaty contains a credit provision (Article XXIV) for the elimination of double taxation. Free file taxes on line In general, the United States and Canada both allow a credit against their income tax for the income tax paid to the other country on income from sources in that other country. Free file taxes on line For detailed discussions of the U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line income tax treatment of tax paid to foreign countries, see Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals. Free file taxes on line See paragraphs (4) and (5) of Article XXIV for certain provisions that affect the computation of the credit allowed by the United States for Canadian income taxes paid by U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line citizens residing in Canada. Free file taxes on line Competent Authority Assistance Under Article XXVI, a U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line citizen or resident may request assistance from the U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line competent authority when the actions of Canada, the United States, or both, potentially result in double taxation or taxation contrary to the treaty. Free file taxes on line The U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line competent authority may then consult with the Canadian competent authority to determine if the double taxation or denial of treaty benefits in question can be avoided. Free file taxes on line If the competent authorities are not able to reach agreement in a case, binding arbitration proceedings may apply. Free file taxes on line It is important that your request for competent authority assistance be made as soon as you have been notified by either Canada or the United States of proposed adjustments that would result in denial of treaty benefits or in double taxation. Free file taxes on line This is so that implementation of any agreement reached by the competent authorities is not barred by administrative, legal, or procedural barriers. Free file taxes on line For information that you should include with your request for competent authority assistance, see Revenue Procedure 2006-54, 2006-49 IRB 1035, available at www. Free file taxes on line irs. Free file taxes on line gov/irb/2006-49_IRB/ar13. Free file taxes on line html. Free file taxes on line The request should be addressed to:  Deputy Commissioner (International) Large Business and International Division Attn: Office of Tax Treaty  Internal Revenue Service 1111 Constitution Ave. Free file taxes on line , NW Routing: MA3-322A Washington, D. Free file taxes on line C. Free file taxes on line 20024 In addition to a timely request for assistance, you should take the following measures: File a timely protective claim for credit or refund of U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line taxes on Form 1040X, Form 1120X, or amended Form 1041, whichever is appropriate. Free file taxes on line This will, among other things, give you the benefit of a foreign tax credit in case you do not qualify for the treaty benefit in question. Free file taxes on line For figuring this credit, attach either Form 1116, Foreign Tax Credit (Individual, Estate, or Trust), or Form 1118, Foreign Tax Credit — Corporations, as appropriate. Free file taxes on line Attach your protective claim to your request for competent authority assistance. Free file taxes on line Take appropriate action under Canadian procedures to avoid the lapse or termination of your right of appeal under Canadian income tax law. Free file taxes on line How To Get Tax Help You can get help with unresolved tax issues, order free publications and forms, ask tax questions, and get information from the IRS and the Canada Revenue Agency in several ways. Free file taxes on line Text of Treaty You can get the text of the U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line —Canada income tax treaty from: Superintendent of Documents U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line Government Printing Office P. Free file taxes on line O. Free file taxes on line Box 371954 Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954 The treaty can also be found on the Internet at IRS. Free file taxes on line gov. Free file taxes on line U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line Taxation During the filing season, the IRS conducts a taxpayer assistance program in Canada. Free file taxes on line To find out if IRS personnel will be in your area, you should contact the consular office at the nearest U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line Embassy or consulate. Free file taxes on line Mail. Free file taxes on line For answers to technical or account questions, you can write to:   Internal Revenue Service International Section Philadelphia, PA 19255-0525 Phone. Free file taxes on line You can call the IRS for help at (267) 941-1000 (not a toll-free call). Free file taxes on line Canadian Taxation You can get information on Canadian taxation from the Canada Revenue Agency. Free file taxes on line The International Tax Services Office can be contacted on 1-800-267-5177 (from anywhere in Canada and the U. Free file taxes on line S. Free file taxes on line ) or on the Internet at www. Free file taxes on line cra-arc. 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Free file taxes on line 9. Free file taxes on line   Dispositions of Property Used in Farming Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Section 1231 Gains and LossesNonrecaptured section 1231 losses. Free file taxes on line Depreciation RecaptureSection 1245 Property Section 1250 Property Installment Sale Other Dispositions Other GainsExceptions. Free file taxes on line Amount to report as ordinary income. Free file taxes on line Applicable percentage. Free file taxes on line Amount to report as ordinary income. Free file taxes on line Applicable percentage. Free file taxes on line Introduction When you dispose of property used in your farm business, your taxable gain or loss is usually treated as ordinary income (which is taxed at the same rates as wages and interest income) or capital gain (which is generally taxed at lower rates) under the rules for section 1231 transactions. Free file taxes on line When you dispose of depreciable property (section 1245 property or section 1250 property) at a gain, you may have to recognize all or part of the gain as ordinary income under the depreciation recapture rules. Free file taxes on line Any gain remaining after applying the depreciation recapture rules is a section 1231 gain, which may be taxed as a capital gain. Free file taxes on line Gains and losses from property used in farming are reported on Form 4797, Sales of Business Property. Free file taxes on line Table 9-1 contains examples of items reported on Form 4797 and refers to the part of that form on which they first should be reported. Free file taxes on line Topics - This chapter discusses: Section 1231 gains and losses Depreciation recapture Other gains Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets Form (and Instructions) 4797 Sales of Business Property See chapter 16 for information about getting publications and forms. Free file taxes on line Section 1231 Gains and Losses Section 1231 gains and losses are the taxable gains and losses from section 1231 transactions (explained below). Free file taxes on line Their treatment as ordinary or capital gains depends on whether you have a net gain or a net loss from all of your section 1231 transactions in the tax year. Free file taxes on line Table 9-1. Free file taxes on line Where to First Report Certain Items on Form 4797 Type of property Held 1 year  or less Held more than  1 year 1 Depreciable trade or business property:       a Sold or exchanged at a gain Part II Part III (1245, 1250)   b Sold or exchanged at a loss Part II Part I 2 Farmland held less than 10 years for which soil, water, or land clearing expenses were deducted:       a Sold at a gain Part II Part III (1252)   b Sold at a loss Part II Part I 3 All other farmland Part II Part I 4 Disposition of cost-sharing payment property described in section 126 Part II Part III (1255) 5 Cattle and horses used in a trade or business for draft, breeding, dairy, or sporting purposes: Held less  than 24 mos. Free file taxes on line Held 24 mos. Free file taxes on line  or more   a Sold at a gain Part II Part III (1245)   b Sold at a loss Part II Part I   c Raised cattle and horses sold at a gain Part II Part I 6 Livestock other than cattle and horses used in a trade or business for draft, breeding, dairy, or sporting purposes: Held less  than 12 mos. Free file taxes on line Held 12 mos. Free file taxes on line   or more   a Sold at a gain Part II Part III (1245)   b Sold at a loss Part II Part I   c Raised livestock sold at a gain Part II Part I If you have a gain from a section 1231 transaction, first determine whether any of the gain is ordinary income under the depreciation recapture rules (explained later). Free file taxes on line Do not take that gain into account as section 1231 gain. Free file taxes on line Section 1231 transactions. Free file taxes on line   Gain or loss on the following transactions is subject to section 1231 treatment. Free file taxes on line Sale or exchange of cattle and horses. Free file taxes on line The cattle and horses must be held for draft, breeding, dairy, or sporting purposes and held for 24 months or longer. Free file taxes on line Sale or exchange of other livestock. Free file taxes on line This livestock must be held for draft, breeding, dairy, or sporting purposes and held for 12 months or longer. Free file taxes on line Other livestock includes hogs, mules, sheep, goats, donkeys, and other fur-bearing animals. Free file taxes on line Other livestock does not include poultry. Free file taxes on line Sale or exchange of depreciable personal property. Free file taxes on line This property must be used in your business and held longer than 1 year. Free file taxes on line Generally, property held for the production of rents or royalties is considered to be used in a trade or business. Free file taxes on line Examples of depreciable personal property include farm machinery and trucks. Free file taxes on line It also includes amortizable section 197 intangibles. Free file taxes on line Sale or exchange of real estate. Free file taxes on line This property must be used in your business and held longer than 1 year. Free file taxes on line Examples are your farm or ranch (including barns and sheds). Free file taxes on line Sale or exchange of unharvested crops. Free file taxes on line The crop and land must be sold, exchanged, or involuntarily converted at the same time and to the same person, and the land must have been held longer than 1 year. Free file taxes on line You cannot keep any right or option to reacquire the land directly or indirectly (other than a right customarily incident to a mortgage or other security transaction). Free file taxes on line Growing crops sold with a leasehold on the land, even if sold to the same person in a single transaction, are not included. Free file taxes on line Distributive share of partnership gains and losses. Free file taxes on line Your distributive share must be from the sale or exchange of property listed above and held longer than 1 year (or for the required period for certain livestock). Free file taxes on line Cutting or disposal of timber. Free file taxes on line Special rules apply if you owned the timber longer than 1 year and elect to treat timber cutting as a sale or exchange, or you enter into a cutting contract, as described in chapter 8 under Timber . Free file taxes on line Condemnation. Free file taxes on line The condemned property (defined in chapter 11) must have been held longer than 1 year. Free file taxes on line It must be business property or a capital asset held in connection with a trade or business or a transaction entered into for profit, such as investment property. Free file taxes on line It cannot be property held for personal use. Free file taxes on line Casualty or theft. Free file taxes on line The casualty or theft must have affected business property, property held for the production of rents or royalties, or investment property (such as notes and bonds). Free file taxes on line You must have held the property longer than 1 year. Free file taxes on line However, if your casualty or theft losses are more than your casualty or theft gains, neither the gains nor the losses are taken into account in the section 1231 computation. Free file taxes on line Section 1231 does not apply to personal casualty gains and losses. Free file taxes on line See chapter 11 for information on how to treat those gains and losses. Free file taxes on line If the property is not held for the required holding period, the transaction is not subject to section 1231 treatment, and any gain or loss is ordinary income reported in Part II of Form 4797. Free file taxes on line See Table 9-1. Free file taxes on line Property for sale to customers. Free file taxes on line   A sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion of property held mainly for sale to customers is not a section 1231 transaction. Free file taxes on line If you will get back all, or nearly all, of your investment in the property by selling it rather than by using it up in your business, it is property held mainly for sale to customers. Free file taxes on line Treatment as ordinary or capital. Free file taxes on line   To determine the treatment of section 1231 gains and losses, combine all of your section 1231 gains and losses for the year. Free file taxes on line If you have a net section 1231 loss, it is an ordinary loss. Free file taxes on line If you have a net section 1231 gain, it is ordinary income up to your nonrecaptured section 1231 losses from previous years, explained next. Free file taxes on line The rest, if any, is long-term capital gain. Free file taxes on line Nonrecaptured section 1231 losses. Free file taxes on line   Your nonrecaptured section 1231 losses are your net section 1231 losses for the previous 5 years that have not been applied against a net section 1231 gain by treating the gain as ordinary income. Free file taxes on line These losses are applied against your net section 1231 gain beginning with the earliest loss in the 5-year period. Free file taxes on line Example. Free file taxes on line In 2013, Ben has a $2,000 net section 1231 gain. Free file taxes on line To figure how much he has to report as ordinary income and long-term capital gain, he must first determine his section 1231 gains and losses from the previous 5-year period. Free file taxes on line From 2008 through 2012 he had the following section 1231 gains and losses. Free file taxes on line Year Amount 2008 -0- 2009 -0- 2010 ($2,500) 2011 -0- 2012 $1,800   Ben uses this information to figure how to report his net section 1231 gain for 2013 as shown below. Free file taxes on line 1) Net section 1231 gain (2013) $2,000 2) Net section 1231 loss (2010) ($2,500)   3) Net section 1231 gain (2012) 1,800   4) Remaining net section 1231 loss from prior 5 years ($700)   5) Gain treated as  ordinary income $700 6) Gain treated as long-term  capital gain $1,300 His remaining net section 1231 loss from 2010 is completely recaptured in 2013. Free file taxes on line Depreciation Recapture If you dispose of depreciable or amortizable property at a gain, you may have to treat all or part of the gain (even if it is otherwise nontaxable) as ordinary income. Free file taxes on line To figure any gain that must be reported as ordinary income, you must keep permanent records of the facts necessary to figure the depreciation or amortization allowed or allowable on your property. Free file taxes on line For more information, see chapter 3 of Publication 544. Free file taxes on line Section 1245 Property A gain on the disposition of section 1245 property is treated as ordinary income to the extent of depreciation allowed or allowable. Free file taxes on line Any recognized gain that is more than the part that is ordinary income is a section 1231 gain. Free file taxes on line See Treatment as ordinary or capital under Section 1231 Gains and Losses , earlier. Free file taxes on line Section 1245 property includes any property that is or has been subject to an allowance for depreciation or amortization and that is any of the following types of property. Free file taxes on line Personal property (either tangible or intangible). Free file taxes on line Other tangible property (except buildings and their structural components) used as any of the following. Free file taxes on line See Buildings and structural components below. Free file taxes on line An integral part of manufacturing, production, or extraction, or of furnishing certain services. Free file taxes on line A research facility in any of the activities in (a). Free file taxes on line A facility in any of the activities in (a) above, for the bulk storage of fungible commodities (discussed later). Free file taxes on line That part of real property (not included in (2)) with an adjusted basis reduced by (but not limited to) the following. Free file taxes on line Amortization of certified pollution control facilities. Free file taxes on line The section 179 expense deduction. Free file taxes on line Deduction for clean-fuel vehicles and certain refueling property. Free file taxes on line Expenditures to remove architectural and transportation barriers to the handicapped and elderly. Free file taxes on line Certain reforestation expenditures (as described under Reforestation Costs in chapter 7. Free file taxes on line Single purpose agricultural (livestock) or horticultural structures. Free file taxes on line Storage facilities (except buildings and their structural components) used in distributing petroleum or any primary product of petroleum. Free file taxes on line Buildings and structural components. Free file taxes on line   Section 1245 property does not include buildings and structural components. Free file taxes on line The term building includes a house, barn, warehouse, or garage. Free file taxes on line The term structural component includes walls, floors, windows, doors, central air conditioning systems, light fixtures, etc. Free file taxes on line   Do not treat a structure that is essentially machinery or equipment as a building or structural component. Free file taxes on line Also, do not treat a structure that houses property used as an integral part of an activity as a building or structural component if the structure's use is so closely related to the property's use that the structure can be expected to be replaced when the property it initially houses is replaced. Free file taxes on line   The fact that the structure is specially designed to withstand the stress and other demands of the property and cannot be used economically for other purposes indicates it is closely related to the use of the property it houses. Free file taxes on line Structures such as oil and gas storage tanks, grain storage bins, and silos are not treated as buildings, but as section 1245 property. Free file taxes on line Facility for bulk storage of fungible commodities. Free file taxes on line   This is a facility used mainly for the bulk storage of fungible commodities. Free file taxes on line Bulk storage means storage of a commodity in a large mass before it is used. Free file taxes on line For example, if a facility is used to store oranges that have been sorted and boxed, it is not used for bulk storage. Free file taxes on line To be fungible, a commodity must be such that one part may be used in place of another. Free file taxes on line Gain Treated as Ordinary Income The gain treated as ordinary income on the sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion of section 1245 property, including a sale and leaseback transaction, is the lesser of the following amounts. Free file taxes on line The depreciation (which includes any section 179 deduction claimed) and amortization allowed or allowable on the property. Free file taxes on line The gain realized on the disposition (the amount realized from the disposition minus the adjusted basis of the property). Free file taxes on line For any other disposition of section 1245 property, ordinary income is the lesser of (1) above or the amount by which its fair market value (FMV) is more than its adjusted basis. Free file taxes on line For details, see chapter 3 of Publication 544. Free file taxes on line Use Part III of Form 4797 to figure the ordinary income part of the gain. Free file taxes on line Depreciation claimed on other property or claimed by other taxpayers. Free file taxes on line   Depreciation and amortization include the amounts you claimed on the section 1245 property as well as the following depreciation and amortization amounts. Free file taxes on line Amounts you claimed on property you exchanged for, or converted to, your section 1245 property in a like-kind exchange or involuntary conversion. Free file taxes on line For details on exchanges of property that are not taxable, see Like-Kind Exchanges in chapter 8. Free file taxes on line Amounts a previous owner of the section 1245 property claimed if your basis is determined with reference to that person's adjusted basis (for example, the donor's depreciation deductions on property you received as a gift and part of the transfer is a sale or exchange). Free file taxes on line Example. Free file taxes on line Jeff Free paid $120,000 for a tractor in 2012. Free file taxes on line On February 23, 2013, he traded it for a chopper and paid an additional $30,000. Free file taxes on line To figure his depreciation deduction on the chopper for the current year, Jeff continues to use the basis of the tractor as he would have before the trade. Free file taxes on line Jeff can also depreciate the additional $30,000 for the chopper. Free file taxes on line Depreciation and amortization. Free file taxes on line   Depreciation and amortization deductions that must be recaptured as ordinary income include (but are not limited to) the following items. Free file taxes on line See Depreciation Recapture in chapter 3 of Publication 544 for more details. Free file taxes on line Ordinary depreciation deductions. Free file taxes on line Section 179 deduction (see chapter 7). Free file taxes on line Any special depreciation allowance. Free file taxes on line Amortization deductions for all the following costs. Free file taxes on line Acquiring a lease. Free file taxes on line Lessee improvements. Free file taxes on line Pollution control facilities. Free file taxes on line Reforestation expenses. Free file taxes on line Section 197 intangibles. Free file taxes on line Qualified disaster expenses. Free file taxes on line Franchises, trademarks, and trade names acquired before August 11, 1993. Free file taxes on line Example. Free file taxes on line You file your returns on a calendar year basis. Free file taxes on line In February 2011, you bought and placed in service for 100% use in your farming business a light-duty truck (5-year property) that cost $10,000. Free file taxes on line You used the half-year convention and your MACRS deductions for the truck were $1,500 in 2011 and $2,550 in 2012. Free file taxes on line You did not claim the section 179 expense deduction for the truck. Free file taxes on line You sold it in May 2013 for $7,000. Free file taxes on line The MACRS deduction in 2013, the year of sale, is $893 (½ of $1,785). Free file taxes on line Figure the gain treated as ordinary income as follows. Free file taxes on line 1) Amount realized $7,000 2) Cost (February 2011) $10,000   3) Depreciation allowed or allowable (MACRS deductions: $1,500 + $2,550 + $893) 4,943   4) Adjusted basis (subtract line 3 from line 2) $5,057 5) Gain realized (subtract line 4 from line 1) 1,943 6) Gain treated as ordinary income (lesser of line 3 or line 5) $1,943 Depreciation allowed or allowable. Free file taxes on line   You generally use the greater of the depreciation allowed or allowable when figuring the part of gain to report as ordinary income. Free file taxes on line If, in prior years, you have consistently taken proper deductions under one method, the amount allowed for your prior years will not be increased even though a greater amount would have been allowed under another proper method. Free file taxes on line If you did not take any deduction at all for depreciation, your adjustments to basis for depreciation allowable are figured by using the straight line method. Free file taxes on line This treatment applies only when figuring what part of the gain is treated as ordinary income under the rules for section 1245 depreciation recapture. Free file taxes on line Disposition of plants and animals. Free file taxes on line   If you elect not to use the uniform capitalization rules (see chapter 6), you must treat any plant you produce as section 1245 property. Free file taxes on line If you have a gain on the property's disposition, you must recapture the pre-productive expenses you would have capitalized if you had not made the election by treating the gain, up to the amount of these expenses, as ordinary income. Free file taxes on line For section 1231 transactions, show these expenses as depreciation on Form 4797, Part III, line 22. Free file taxes on line For plant sales that are reported on Schedule F (1040), Profit or Loss From Farming, this recapture rule does not change the reporting of income because the gain is already ordinary income. Free file taxes on line You can use the farm-price method or the unit-livestock-price method discussed in  chapter 2 to figure these expenses. Free file taxes on line Example. Free file taxes on line Janet Maple sold her apple orchard in 2013 for $80,000. Free file taxes on line Her adjusted basis at the time of sale was $60,000. Free file taxes on line She bought the orchard in 2006, but the trees did not produce a crop until 2009. Free file taxes on line Her pre-productive expenses were $6,000. Free file taxes on line She elected not to use the uniform capitalization rules. Free file taxes on line Janet must treat $6,000 of the gain as ordinary income. Free file taxes on line Section 1250 Property Section 1250 property includes all real property subject to an allowance for depreciation that is not and never has been section 1245 property. Free file taxes on line It includes buildings and structural components that are not section 1245 property (discussed earlier). Free file taxes on line It includes a leasehold of land or section 1250 property subject to an allowance for depreciation. Free file taxes on line A fee simple interest in land is not section 1250 property because, like land, it is not depreciable. Free file taxes on line Gain on the disposition of section 1250 property is treated as ordinary income to the extent of additional depreciation allowed or allowable. Free file taxes on line To determine the additional depreciation on section 1250 property, see Depreciation Recapture in chapter 3 of Publication 544. Free file taxes on line You will not have additional depreciation if any of the following apply to the property disposed of. Free file taxes on line You figured depreciation for the property using the straight line method or any other method that does not result in depreciation that is more than the amount figured by the straight line method and you have held the property longer than 1 year. Free file taxes on line You chose the alternate ACRS (straight line) method for the property, which was a type of 15-, 18-, or 19-year real property covered by the section 1250 rules. Free file taxes on line The property was nonresidential real property placed in service after 1986 (or after July 31, 1986, if the choice to use MACRS was made) and you held it longer than 1 year. Free file taxes on line These properties are depreciated using the straight line method. Free file taxes on line Installment Sale If you report the sale of property under the installment method, any depreciation recapture under section 1245 or 1250 is taxable as ordinary income in the year of sale. Free file taxes on line This applies even if no payments are received in that year. Free file taxes on line If the gain is more than the depreciation recapture income, report the rest of the gain using the rules of the installment method. Free file taxes on line For this purpose, include the recapture income in your installment sale basis to determine your gross profit on the installment sale. Free file taxes on line If you dispose of more than one asset in a single transaction, you must separately figure the gain on each asset so that it may be properly reported. Free file taxes on line To do this, allocate the selling price and the payments you receive in the year of sale to each asset. Free file taxes on line Report any depreciation recapture income in the year of sale before using the installment method for any remaining gain. Free file taxes on line For more information on installment sales, see chapter 10. Free file taxes on line Other Dispositions Chapter 3 of Publication 544 discusses the tax treatment of the following transfers of depreciable property. Free file taxes on line By gift. Free file taxes on line At death. Free file taxes on line In like-kind exchanges. Free file taxes on line In involuntary conversions. Free file taxes on line Publication 544 also explains how to handle a single transaction involving multiple properties. Free file taxes on line Other Gains This section discusses gain on the disposition of farmland for which you were allowed either of the following. Free file taxes on line Deductions for soil and water conservation expenditures (section 1252 property). Free file taxes on line Exclusions from income for certain cost sharing payments (section 1255 property). Free file taxes on line Section 1252 property. Free file taxes on line   If you disposed of farmland you held more than 1 year and less than 10 years at a gain and you were allowed deductions for soil and water conservation expenses for the land, as discussed in chapter 5, you must treat part of the gain as ordinary income and treat the balance as section 1231 gain. Free file taxes on line Exceptions. Free file taxes on line   Do not treat gain on the following transactions as gain on section 1252 property. Free file taxes on line Disposition of farmland by gift. Free file taxes on line Transfer of farm property at death (except for income in respect of a decedent). Free file taxes on line For more information, see Regulations section 1. Free file taxes on line 1252-2. Free file taxes on line Amount to report as ordinary income. Free file taxes on line   You report as ordinary income the lesser of the following amounts. Free file taxes on line Your gain (determined by subtracting the adjusted basis from the amount realized from a sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion, or the FMV for all other dispositions). Free file taxes on line The total deductions allowed for soil and water conservation expenses multiplied by the applicable percentage, discussed next. Free file taxes on line Applicable percentage. Free file taxes on line   The applicable percentage is based on the length of time you held the land. Free file taxes on line If you dispose of your farmland within 5 years after the date you acquired it, the percentage is 100%. Free file taxes on line If you dispose of the land within the 6th through 9th year after you acquired it, the applicable percentage is reduced by 20% a year for each year or part of a year you hold the land after the 5th year. Free file taxes on line If you dispose of the land 10 or more years after you acquired it, the percentage is 0%, and the entire gain is a section 1231 gain. Free file taxes on line Example. Free file taxes on line You acquired farmland on January 19, 2005. Free file taxes on line On October 3, 2013, you sold the land at a $30,000 gain. Free file taxes on line Between January 1 and October 3, 2013, you incur soil and water conservation expenditures of $15,000 for the land that are fully deductible in 2013. Free file taxes on line The applicable percentage is 40% since you sold the land within the 8th year after you acquired it. Free file taxes on line You treat $6,000 (40% of $15,000) of the $30,000 gain as ordinary income and the $24,000 balance as a section 1231 gain. Free file taxes on line Section 1255 property. Free file taxes on line   If you receive certain cost-sharing payments on property and you exclude those payments from income (as discussed in chapter 3), you may have to treat part of any gain as ordinary income and treat the balance as a section 1231 gain. Free file taxes on line If you chose not to exclude these payments, you will not have to recognize ordinary income under this provision. Free file taxes on line Amount to report as ordinary income. Free file taxes on line   You report as ordinary income the lesser of the following amounts. Free file taxes on line The applicable percentage of the total excluded cost-sharing payments. Free file taxes on line The gain on the disposition of the property. Free file taxes on line You do not report ordinary income under this rule to the extent the gain is recognized as ordinary income under sections 1231 through 1254, 1256, and 1257. Free file taxes on line However, if applicable, gain reported under this rule must be reported regardless of any contrary provisions (including nonrecognition provisions) under any other section. Free file taxes on line Applicable percentage. Free file taxes on line   The applicable percentage of the excluded cost-sharing payments to be reported as ordinary income is based on the length of time you hold the property after receiving the payments. Free file taxes on line If the property is held less than 10 years after you receive the payments, the percentage is 100%. Free file taxes on line After 10 years, the percentage is reduced by 10% a year, or part of a year, until the rate is 0%. Free file taxes on line Form 4797, Part III. Free file taxes on line   Use Form 4797, Part III, to figure the ordinary income part of a gain from the sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion of section 1252 property and section 1255 property. Free file taxes on line Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications