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Free tax filing for military 7. Free tax filing for military   Interest Income Table of Contents Reminder Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: General InformationSSN for joint account. Free tax filing for military Custodian account for your child. Free tax filing for military Penalty for failure to supply SSN. Free tax filing for military Reporting backup withholding. Free tax filing for military Savings account with parent as trustee. Free tax filing for military Interest not reported on Form 1099-INT. Free tax filing for military Nominees. Free tax filing for military Incorrect amount. Free tax filing for military Information reporting requirement. Free tax filing for military Taxable InterestInterest subject to penalty for early withdrawal. Free tax filing for military Money borrowed to invest in certificate of deposit. Free tax filing for military U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military Savings Bonds Education Savings Bond Program U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds Bonds Sold Between Interest Dates Insurance State or Local Government Obligations Original Issue Discount (OID) When To Report Interest IncomeConstructive receipt. Free tax filing for military How To Report Interest IncomeSchedule B (Form 1040A or 1040). Free tax filing for military Reporting tax-exempt interest. Free tax filing for military U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bond interest previously reported. Free tax filing for military Reminder Foreign-source income. Free tax filing for military  If you are a U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military citizen with interest income from sources outside the United States (foreign income), you must report that income on your tax return unless it is exempt by U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military law. Free tax filing for military This is true whether you reside inside or outside the United States and whether or not you receive a Form 1099 from the foreign payer. Free tax filing for military Introduction This chapter discusses the following topics. Free tax filing for military Different types of interest income. Free tax filing for military What interest is taxable and what interest is nontaxable. Free tax filing for military When to report interest income. Free tax filing for military How to report interest income on your tax return. Free tax filing for military In general, any interest you receive or that is credited to your account and can be withdrawn is taxable income. Free tax filing for military Exceptions to this rule are discussed later in this chapter. Free tax filing for military You may be able to deduct expenses you have in earning this income on Schedule A (Form 1040) if you itemize your deductions. Free tax filing for military See Money borrowed to invest in certificate of deposit , later, and chapter 28. Free tax filing for military Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 537 Installment Sales 550 Investment Income and Expenses 1212 Guide to Original Issue Discount (OID) Instruments Form (and Instructions) Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040) Interest and Ordinary Dividends 8815 Exclusion of Interest From Series EE and I U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military Savings Bonds Issued After 1989 8818 Optional Form To Record Redemption of Series EE and I U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military Savings Bonds Issued After 1989 General Information A few items of general interest are covered here. Free tax filing for military Recordkeeping. Free tax filing for military You should keep a list showing sources and interest amounts received during the year. Free tax filing for military Also, keep the forms you receive showing your interest income (Forms 1099-INT, for example) as an important part of your records. Free tax filing for military Tax on unearned income of certain children. Free tax filing for military    Part of a child's 2013 unearned income may be taxed at the parent's tax rate. Free tax filing for military If so, Form 8615, Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income, must be completed and attached to the child's tax return. Free tax filing for military If not, Form 8615 is not required and the child's income is taxed at his or her own tax rate. Free tax filing for military   Some parents can choose to include the child's interest and dividends on the parent's return. Free tax filing for military If you can, use Form 8814, Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends, for this purpose. Free tax filing for military   For more information about the tax on unearned income of children and the parents' election, see chapter 31. Free tax filing for military Beneficiary of an estate or trust. Free tax filing for military   Interest you receive as a beneficiary of an estate or trust is generally taxable income. Free tax filing for military You should receive a Schedule K-1 (Form 1041), Beneficiary's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Free tax filing for military , from the fiduciary. Free tax filing for military Your copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1041) and its instructions will tell you where to report the income on your Form 1040. Free tax filing for military Social security number (SSN). Free tax filing for military   You must give your name and SSN or individual tax identification number (ITIN) to any person required by federal tax law to make a return, statement, or other document that relates to you. Free tax filing for military This includes payers of interest. Free tax filing for military If you do not give your SSN or ITIN to the payer of interest, you may have to pay a penalty. Free tax filing for military SSN for joint account. Free tax filing for military   If the funds in a joint account belong to one person, list that person's name first on the account and give that person's SSN to the payer. Free tax filing for military (For information on who owns the funds in a joint account, see Joint accounts , later. Free tax filing for military ) If the joint account contains combined funds, give the SSN of the person whose name is listed first on the account. Free tax filing for military This is because only one name and SSN can be shown on Form 1099. Free tax filing for military   These rules apply both to joint ownership by a married couple and to joint ownership by other individuals. Free tax filing for military For example, if you open a joint savings account with your child using funds belonging to the child, list the child's name first on the account and give the child's SSN. Free tax filing for military Custodian account for your child. Free tax filing for military   If your child is the actual owner of an account that is recorded in your name as custodian for the child, give the child's SSN to the payer. Free tax filing for military For example, you must give your child's SSN to the payer of interest on an account owned by your child, even though the interest is paid to you as custodian. Free tax filing for military Penalty for failure to supply SSN. Free tax filing for military   If you do not give your SSN to the payer of interest, you may have to pay a penalty. Free tax filing for military See Failure to supply SSN under Penalties in chapter 1. Free tax filing for military Backup withholding also may apply. Free tax filing for military Backup withholding. Free tax filing for military   Your interest income is generally not subject to regular withholding. Free tax filing for military However, it may be subject to backup withholding to ensure that income tax is collected on the income. Free tax filing for military Under backup withholding, the payer of interest must withhold, as income tax, on the amount you are paid, applying the appropriate withholding rate. Free tax filing for military   Backup withholding may also be required if the IRS has determined that you underreported your interest or dividend income. Free tax filing for military For more information, see Backup Withholding in chapter 4. Free tax filing for military Reporting backup withholding. Free tax filing for military   If backup withholding is deducted from your interest income, the payer must give you a Form 1099-INT for the year indicating the amount withheld. Free tax filing for military The Form 1099-INT will show any backup withholding as “Federal income tax withheld. Free tax filing for military ” Joint accounts. Free tax filing for military   If two or more persons hold property (such as a savings account or bond) as joint tenants, tenants by the entirety, or tenants in common, each person's share of any interest from the property is determined by local law. Free tax filing for military Income from property given to a child. Free tax filing for military   Property you give as a parent to your child under the Model Gifts of Securities to Minors Act, the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act, or any similar law becomes the child's property. Free tax filing for military   Income from the property is taxable to the child, except that any part used to satisfy a legal obligation to support the child is taxable to the parent or guardian having that legal obligation. Free tax filing for military Savings account with parent as trustee. Free tax filing for military   Interest income from a savings account opened for a minor child, but placed in the name and subject to the order of the parents as trustees, is taxable to the child if, under the law of the state in which the child resides, both of the following are true. Free tax filing for military The savings account legally belongs to the child. Free tax filing for military The parents are not legally permitted to use any of the funds to support the child. Free tax filing for military Form 1099-INT. Free tax filing for military   Interest income is generally reported to you on Form 1099-INT, or a similar statement, by banks, savings and loans, and other payers of interest. Free tax filing for military This form shows you the interest you received during the year. Free tax filing for military Keep this form for your records. Free tax filing for military You do not have to attach it to your tax return. Free tax filing for military   Report on your tax return the total interest income you receive for the tax year. Free tax filing for military Interest not reported on Form 1099-INT. Free tax filing for military   Even if you do not receive Form 1099-INT, you must still report all of your interest income. Free tax filing for military For example, you may receive distributive shares of interest from partnerships or S corporations. Free tax filing for military This interest is reported to you on Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), Partner's Share of Income, Deduction, Credits, etc. Free tax filing for military , or Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S), Shareholder's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Free tax filing for military Nominees. Free tax filing for military   Generally, if someone receives interest as a nominee for you, that person must give you a Form 1099-INT showing the interest received on your behalf. Free tax filing for military   If you receive a Form 1099-INT that includes amounts belonging to another person, see the discussion on nominee distributions under How To Report Interest Income in chapter 1 of Publication 550, or Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040) instructions. Free tax filing for military Incorrect amount. Free tax filing for military   If you receive a Form 1099-INT that shows an incorrect amount (or other incorrect information), you should ask the issuer for a corrected form. Free tax filing for military The new Form 1099-INT you receive will be marked “Corrected. Free tax filing for military ” Form 1099-OID. Free tax filing for military   Reportable interest income also may be shown on Form 1099-OID, Original Issue Discount. Free tax filing for military For more information about amounts shown on this form, see Original Issue Discount (OID) , later in this chapter. Free tax filing for military Exempt-interest dividends. Free tax filing for military   Exempt-interest dividends you receive from a mutual fund or other regulated investment company, including those received from a qualified fund of funds in any tax year beginning after December 22, 2010, are not included in your taxable income. Free tax filing for military (However, see Information reporting requirement , next. Free tax filing for military ) Exempt-interest dividends should be shown in box 10 of Form 1099-DIV. Free tax filing for military You do not reduce your basis for distributions that are exempt-interest dividends. Free tax filing for military Information reporting requirement. Free tax filing for military   Although exempt-interest dividends are not taxable, you must show them on your tax return if you have to file. Free tax filing for military This is an information reporting requirement and does not change the exempt-interest dividends into taxable income. Free tax filing for military Note. Free tax filing for military Exempt-interest dividends paid from specified private activity bonds may be subject to the alternative minimum tax. Free tax filing for military See Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) in chapter 30 for more information. Free tax filing for military Chapter 1 of Publication 550 contains a discussion on private activity bonds under State or Local Government Obligations. Free tax filing for military Interest on VA dividends. Free tax filing for military   Interest on insurance dividends left on deposit with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is not taxable. Free tax filing for military This includes interest paid on dividends on converted United States Government Life Insurance and on National Service Life Insurance policies. Free tax filing for military Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Free tax filing for military   Interest on a Roth IRA generally is not taxable. Free tax filing for military Interest on a traditional IRA is tax deferred. Free tax filing for military You generally do not include it in your income until you make withdrawals from the IRA. Free tax filing for military See chapter 17. Free tax filing for military Taxable Interest Taxable interest includes interest you receive from bank accounts, loans you make to others, and other sources. Free tax filing for military The following are some sources of taxable interest. Free tax filing for military Dividends that are actually interest. Free tax filing for military   Certain distributions commonly called dividends are actually interest. Free tax filing for military You must report as interest so-called “dividends” on deposits or on share accounts in: Cooperative banks, Credit unions, Domestic building and loan associations, Domestic savings and loan associations, Federal savings and loan associations, and Mutual savings banks. Free tax filing for military  The “dividends” will be shown as interest income on Form 1099-INT. Free tax filing for military Money market funds. Free tax filing for military   Money market funds pay dividends and are offered by nonbank financial institutions, such as mutual funds and stock brokerage houses. Free tax filing for military Generally, amounts you receive from money market funds should be reported as dividends, not as interest. Free tax filing for military Certificates of deposit and other deferred interest accounts. Free tax filing for military   If you open any of these accounts, interest may be paid at fixed intervals of 1 year or less during the term of the account. Free tax filing for military You generally must include this interest in your income when you actually receive it or are entitled to receive it without paying a substantial penalty. Free tax filing for military The same is true for accounts that mature in 1 year or less and pay interest in a single payment at maturity. Free tax filing for military If interest is deferred for more than 1 year, see Original Issue Discount (OID) , later. Free tax filing for military Interest subject to penalty for early withdrawal. Free tax filing for military   If you withdraw funds from a deferred interest account before maturity, you may have to pay a penalty. Free tax filing for military You must report the total amount of interest paid or credited to your account during the year, without subtracting the penalty. Free tax filing for military See Penalty on early withdrawal of savings in chapter 1 of Publication 550 for more information on how to report the interest and deduct the penalty. Free tax filing for military Money borrowed to invest in certificate of deposit. Free tax filing for military   The interest you pay on money borrowed from a bank or savings institution to meet the minimum deposit required for a certificate of deposit from the institution and the interest you earn on the certificate are two separate items. Free tax filing for military You must report the total interest you earn on the certificate in your income. Free tax filing for military If you itemize deductions, you can deduct the interest you pay as investment interest, up to the amount of your net investment income. Free tax filing for military See Interest Expenses in chapter 3 of Publication 550. Free tax filing for military Example. Free tax filing for military You deposited $5,000 with a bank and borrowed $5,000 from the bank to make up the $10,000 minimum deposit required to buy a 6-month certificate of deposit. Free tax filing for military The certificate earned $575 at maturity in 2013, but you received only $265, which represented the $575 you earned minus $310 interest charged on your $5,000 loan. Free tax filing for military The bank gives you a Form 1099-INT for 2013 showing the $575 interest you earned. Free tax filing for military The bank also gives you a statement showing that you paid $310 interest for 2013. Free tax filing for military You must include the $575 in your income. Free tax filing for military If you itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), you can deduct $310, subject to the net investment income limit. Free tax filing for military Gift for opening account. Free tax filing for military   If you receive noncash gifts or services for making deposits or for opening an account in a savings institution, you may have to report the value as interest. Free tax filing for military   For deposits of less than $5,000, gifts or services valued at more than $10 must be reported as interest. Free tax filing for military For deposits of $5,000 or more, gifts or services valued at more than $20 must be reported as interest. Free tax filing for military The value is determined by the cost to the financial institution. Free tax filing for military Example. Free tax filing for military You open a savings account at your local bank and deposit $800. Free tax filing for military The account earns $20 interest. Free tax filing for military You also receive a $15 calculator. Free tax filing for military If no other interest is credited to your account during the year, the Form 1099-INT you receive will show $35 interest for the year. Free tax filing for military You must report $35 interest income on your tax return. Free tax filing for military Interest on insurance dividends. Free tax filing for military   Interest on insurance dividends left on deposit with an insurance company that can be withdrawn annually is taxable to you in the year it is credited to your account. Free tax filing for military However, if you can withdraw it only on the anniversary date of the policy (or other specified date), the interest is taxable in the year that date occurs. Free tax filing for military Prepaid insurance premiums. Free tax filing for military   Any increase in the value of prepaid insurance premiums, advance premiums, or premium deposit funds is interest if it is applied to the payment of premiums due on insurance policies or made available for you to withdraw. Free tax filing for military U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military obligations. Free tax filing for military   Interest on U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military obligations, such as U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military Treasury bills, notes, and bonds, issued by any agency or instrumentality of the United States is taxable for federal income tax purposes. Free tax filing for military Interest on tax refunds. Free tax filing for military   Interest you receive on tax refunds is taxable income. Free tax filing for military Interest on condemnation award. Free tax filing for military   If the condemning authority pays you interest to compensate you for a delay in payment of an award, the interest is taxable. Free tax filing for military Installment sale payments. Free tax filing for military   If a contract for the sale or exchange of property provides for deferred payments, it also usually provides for interest payable with the deferred payments. Free tax filing for military That interest is taxable when you receive it. Free tax filing for military If little or no interest is provided for in a deferred payment contract, part of each payment may be treated as interest. Free tax filing for military See Unstated Interest and Original Issue Discount in Publication 537, Installment Sales. Free tax filing for military Interest on annuity contract. Free tax filing for military   Accumulated interest on an annuity contract you sell before its maturity date is taxable. Free tax filing for military Usurious interest. Free tax filing for military   Usurious interest is interest charged at an illegal rate. Free tax filing for military This is taxable as interest unless state law automatically changes it to a payment on the principal. Free tax filing for military Interest income on frozen deposits. Free tax filing for military   Exclude from your gross income interest on frozen deposits. Free tax filing for military A deposit is frozen if, at the end of the year, you cannot withdraw any part of the deposit because: The financial institution is bankrupt or insolvent, or The state where the institution is located has placed limits on withdrawals because other financial institutions in the state are bankrupt or insolvent. Free tax filing for military   The amount of interest you must exclude is the interest that was credited on the frozen deposits minus the sum of: The net amount you withdrew from these deposits during the year, and The amount you could have withdrawn as of the end of the year (not reduced by any penalty for premature withdrawals of a time deposit). Free tax filing for military If you receive a Form 1099-INT for interest income on deposits that were frozen at the end of 2013, see Frozen deposits under How To Report Interest Income in chapter 1 of Publication 550, for information about reporting this interest income exclusion on your tax return. Free tax filing for military   The interest you exclude is treated as credited to your account in the following year. Free tax filing for military You must include it in income in the year you can withdraw it. Free tax filing for military Example. Free tax filing for military $100 of interest was credited on your frozen deposit during the year. Free tax filing for military You withdrew $80 but could not withdraw any more as of the end of the year. Free tax filing for military You must include $80 in your income and exclude $20 from your income for the year. Free tax filing for military You must include the $20 in your income for the year you can withdraw it. Free tax filing for military Bonds traded flat. Free tax filing for military   If you buy a bond at a discount when interest has been defaulted or when the interest has accrued but has not been paid, the transaction is described as trading a bond flat. Free tax filing for military The defaulted or unpaid interest is not income and is not taxable as interest if paid later. Free tax filing for military When you receive a payment of that interest, it is a return of capital that reduces the remaining cost basis of your bond. Free tax filing for military Interest that accrues after the date of purchase, however, is taxable interest income for the year it is received or accrued. Free tax filing for military See Bonds Sold Between Interest Dates , later, for more information. Free tax filing for military Below-market loans. Free tax filing for military   In general, a below-market loan is a loan on which no interest is charged or on which interest is charged at a rate below the applicable federal rate. Free tax filing for military See Below-Market Loans in chapter 1 of Publication 550 for more information. Free tax filing for military U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military Savings Bonds This section provides tax information on U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bonds. Free tax filing for military It explains how to report the interest income on these bonds and how to treat transfers of these bonds. Free tax filing for military For other information on U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bonds, write to:  For series EE and I paper savings bonds: Bureau of the Public Debt Division of Customer Assistance P. Free tax filing for military O. Free tax filing for military Box 7012 Parkersburg, WV 26106-7012  For series EE and I electronic bonds: Bureau of the Public Debt Division of Customer Assistance P. Free tax filing for military O. Free tax filing for military Box 7015 Parkersburg, WV 26106–7015  For series HH/H: Bureau of the Public Debt Division of Customer Assistance P. Free tax filing for military O. Free tax filing for military Box 2186 Parkersburg, WV 26106-2186 Or, on the Internet, visit: www. Free tax filing for military treasurydirect. Free tax filing for military gov/indiv/indiv. Free tax filing for military htm. Free tax filing for military Accrual method taxpayers. Free tax filing for military   If you use an accrual method of accounting, you must report interest on U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bonds each year as it accrues. Free tax filing for military You cannot postpone reporting interest until you receive it or until the bonds mature. Free tax filing for military Accrual methods of accounting are explained in chapter 1 under Accounting Methods . Free tax filing for military Cash method taxpayers. Free tax filing for military   If you use the cash method of accounting, as most individual taxpayers do, you generally report the interest on U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bonds when you receive it. Free tax filing for military The cash method of accounting is explained in chapter 1 under Accounting Methods. Free tax filing for military But see Reporting options for cash method taxpayers , later. Free tax filing for military Series HH bonds. Free tax filing for military    These bonds were issued at face value. Free tax filing for military Interest is paid twice a year by direct deposit to your bank account. Free tax filing for military If you are a cash method taxpayer, you must report interest on these bonds as income in the year you receive it. Free tax filing for military   Series HH bonds were first offered in 1980 and last offered in August 2004. Free tax filing for military Before 1980, series H bonds were issued. Free tax filing for military Series H bonds are treated the same as series HH bonds. Free tax filing for military If you are a cash method taxpayer, you must report the interest when you receive it. Free tax filing for military   Series H bonds have a maturity period of 30 years. Free tax filing for military Series HH bonds mature in 20 years. Free tax filing for military The last series H bonds matured in 2009. Free tax filing for military Series EE and series I bonds. Free tax filing for military   Interest on these bonds is payable when you redeem the bonds. Free tax filing for military The difference between the purchase price and the redemption value is taxable interest. Free tax filing for military Series EE bonds. Free tax filing for military   Series EE bonds were first offered in January 1980 and have a maturity period of 30 years. Free tax filing for military   Before July 1980, series E bonds were issued. Free tax filing for military The original 10-year maturity period of series E bonds has been extended to 40 years for bonds issued before December 1965 and 30 years for bonds issued after November 1965. Free tax filing for military Paper series EE and series E bonds are issued at a discount. Free tax filing for military The face value is payable to you at maturity. Free tax filing for military Electronic series EE bonds are issued at their face value. Free tax filing for military The face value plus accrued interest is payable to you at maturity. Free tax filing for military As of January 1, 2012, paper savings bonds were no longer sold at financial institutions. Free tax filing for military   Owners of paper series EE bonds can convert them to electronic bonds. Free tax filing for military These converted bonds do not retain the denomination listed on the paper certificate but are posted at their purchase price (with accrued interest). Free tax filing for military Series I bonds. Free tax filing for military   Series I bonds were first offered in 1998. Free tax filing for military These are inflation-indexed bonds issued at their face amount with a maturity period of 30 years. 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Free tax filing for military If you used method 1, you generally should have reported the interest on these bonds on your 2010 return. Free tax filing for military Method 2. Free tax filing for military Choose to report the increase in redemption value as interest each year. Free tax filing for military You must use the same method for all series EE, series E, and series I bonds you own. Free tax filing for military If you do not choose method 2 by reporting the increase in redemption value as interest each year, you must use method 1. Free tax filing for military    If you plan to cash your bonds in the same year you will pay for higher education expenses, you may want to use method 1 because you may be able to exclude the interest from your income. Free tax filing for military To learn how, see Education Savings Bond Program, later. Free tax filing for military Change from method 1. Free tax filing for military   If you want to change your method of reporting the interest from method 1 to method 2, you can do so without permission from the IRS. Free tax filing for military In the year of change you must report all interest accrued to date and not previously reported for all your bonds. Free tax filing for military   Once you choose to report the interest each year, you must continue to do so for all series EE, series E, and series I bonds you own and for any you get later, unless you request permission to change, as explained next. Free tax filing for military Change from method 2. Free tax filing for military   To change from method 2 to method 1, you must request permission from the IRS. Free tax filing for military Permission for the change is automatically granted if you send the IRS a statement that meets all the following requirements. Free tax filing for military You have typed or printed the following number at the top: “131. Free tax filing for military ” It includes your name and social security number under “131. Free tax filing for military ” It includes the year of change (both the beginning and ending dates). Free tax filing for military It identifies the savings bonds for which you are requesting this change. Free tax filing for military It includes your agreement to: Report all interest on any bonds acquired during or after the year of change when the interest is realized upon disposition, redemption, or final maturity, whichever is earliest, and Report all interest on the bonds acquired before the year of change when the interest is realized upon disposition, redemption, or final maturity, whichever is earliest, with the exception of the interest reported in prior tax years. Free tax filing for military   You must attach this statement to your tax return for the year of change, which you must file by the due date (including extensions). Free tax filing for military   You can have an automatic extension of 6 months from the due date of your return for the year of change (excluding extensions) to file the statement with an amended return. Free tax filing for military On the statement, type or print “Filed pursuant to section 301. Free tax filing for military 9100-2. Free tax filing for military ” To get this extension, you must have filed your original return for the year of the change by the due date (including extensions). Free tax filing for military    By the date you file the original statement with your return, you must also send a signed copy to the address below. Free tax filing for military   Internal Revenue Service Attention: CC:IT&A (Automatic Rulings Branch) P. Free tax filing for military O. Free tax filing for military Box 7604 Benjamin Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044   If you use a private delivery service, send the signed copy to the address below. Free tax filing for military   Internal Revenue Service Attention: CC:IT&A (Automatic Rulings Branch) Room 5336 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW  Washington, DC 20224   Instead of filing this statement, you can request permission to change from method 2 to method 1 by filing Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method. Free tax filing for military In that case, follow the form instructions for an automatic change. Free tax filing for military No user fee is required. Free tax filing for military Co-owners. Free tax filing for military   If a U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bond is issued in the names of co-owners, such as you and your child or you and your spouse, interest on the bond is generally taxable to the co-owner who bought the bond. Free tax filing for military One co-owner's funds used. Free tax filing for military    If you used your funds to buy the bond, you must pay the tax on the interest. Free tax filing for military This is true even if you let the other co-owner redeem the bond and keep all the proceeds. Free tax filing for military Under these circumstances, the co-owner who redeemed the bond will receive a Form 1099-INT at the time of redemption and must provide you with another Form 1099-INT showing the amount of interest from the bond taxable to you. Free tax filing for military The co-owner who redeemed the bond is a “nominee. Free tax filing for military ” See Nominee distributions under How To Report Interest Income in chapter 1 of Publication 550 for more information about how a person who is a nominee reports interest income belonging to another person. Free tax filing for military Both co-owners' funds used. Free tax filing for military   If you and the other co-owner each contribute part of the bond's purchase price, the interest is generally taxable to each of you, in proportion to the amount each of you paid. Free tax filing for military Community property. Free tax filing for military   If you and your spouse live in a community property state and hold bonds as community property, one-half of the interest is considered received by each of you. Free tax filing for military If you file separate returns, each of you generally must report one-half of the bond interest. Free tax filing for military For more information about community property, see Publication 555. Free tax filing for military Table 7-1. Free tax filing for military   These rules are also shown in Table 7-1. Free tax filing for military Ownership transferred. Free tax filing for military   If you bought series E, series EE, or series I bonds entirely with your own funds and had them reissued in your co-owner's name or beneficiary's name alone, you must include in your gross income for the year of reissue all interest that you earned on these bonds and have not previously reported. Free tax filing for military But, if the bonds were reissued in your name alone, you do not have to report the interest accrued at that time. Free tax filing for military   This same rule applies when bonds (other than bonds held as community property) are transferred between spouses or incident to divorce. Free tax filing for military Purchased jointly. Free tax filing for military   If you and a co-owner each contributed funds to buy series E, series EE, or series I bonds jointly and later have the bonds reissued in the co-owner's name alone, you must include in your gross income for the year of reissue your share of all the interest earned on the bonds that you have not previously reported. Free tax filing for military The former co-owner does not have to include in gross income at the time of reissue his or her share of the interest earned that was not reported before the transfer. Free tax filing for military This interest, however, as well as all interest earned after the reissue, is income to the former co-owner. Free tax filing for military   This income-reporting rule also applies when the bonds are reissued in the name of your former co-owner and a new co-owner. Free tax filing for military But the new co-owner will report only his or her share of the interest earned after the transfer. Free tax filing for military   If bonds that you and a co-owner bought jointly are reissued to each of you separately in the same proportion as your contribution to the purchase price, neither you nor your co-owner has to report at that time the interest earned before the bonds were reissued. Free tax filing for military    Table 7-1. Free tax filing for military Who Pays the Tax on U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military Savings Bond Interest IF . Free tax filing for military . Free tax filing for military . Free tax filing for military THEN the interest must be reported by . Free tax filing for military . Free tax filing for military . Free tax filing for military you buy a bond in your name and the name of another person as co-owners, using only your own funds you. Free tax filing for military you buy a bond in the name of another person, who is the sole owner of the bond the person for whom you bought the bond. Free tax filing for military you and another person buy a bond as co-owners, each contributing part of the purchase price both you and the other co-owner, in proportion to the amount each paid for the bond. Free tax filing for military you and your spouse, who live in a community property state, buy a bond that is community property you and your spouse. Free tax filing for military If you file separate returns, both you and your spouse generally report one-half of the interest. Free tax filing for military Example 1. Free tax filing for military You and your spouse each spent an equal amount to buy a $1,000 series EE savings bond. Free tax filing for military The bond was issued to you and your spouse as co-owners. Free tax filing for military You both postpone reporting interest on the bond. Free tax filing for military You later have the bond reissued as two $500 bonds, one in your name and one in your spouse's name. Free tax filing for military At that time neither you nor your spouse has to report the interest earned to the date of reissue. Free tax filing for military Example 2. Free tax filing for military You bought a $1,000 series EE savings bond entirely with your own funds. Free tax filing for military The bond was issued to you and your spouse as co-owners. Free tax filing for military You both postpone reporting interest on the bond. Free tax filing for military You later have the bond reissued as two $500 bonds, one in your name and one in your spouse's name. Free tax filing for military You must report half the interest earned to the date of reissue. Free tax filing for military Transfer to a trust. Free tax filing for military   If you own series E, series EE, or series I bonds and transfer them to a trust, giving up all rights of ownership, you must include in your income for that year the interest earned to the date of transfer if you have not already reported it. Free tax filing for military However, if you are considered the owner of the trust and if the increase in value both before and after the transfer continues to be taxable to you, you can continue to defer reporting the interest earned each year. Free tax filing for military You must include the total interest in your income in the year you cash or dispose of the bonds or the year the bonds finally mature, whichever is earlier. Free tax filing for military   The same rules apply to previously unreported interest on series EE or series E bonds if the transfer to a trust consisted of series HH or series H bonds you acquired in a trade for the series EE or series E bonds. Free tax filing for military See Savings bonds traded , later. Free tax filing for military Decedents. Free tax filing for military   The manner of reporting interest income on series E, series EE, or series I bonds, after the death of the owner (decedent), depends on the accounting and income-reporting methods previously used by the decedent. Free tax filing for military This is explained in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Free tax filing for military Savings bonds traded. Free tax filing for military   If you postponed reporting the interest on your series EE or series E bonds, you did not recognize taxable income when you traded the bonds for series HH or series H bonds, unless you received cash in the trade. Free tax filing for military (You cannot trade series I bonds for series HH bonds. Free tax filing for military After August 31, 2004, you cannot trade any other series of bonds for series HH bonds. Free tax filing for military ) Any cash you received is income up to the amount of the interest earned on the bonds traded. Free tax filing for military When your series HH or series H bonds mature, or if you dispose of them before maturity, you report as interest the difference between their redemption value and your cost. Free tax filing for military Your cost is the sum of the amount you paid for the traded series EE or series E bonds plus any amount you had to pay at the time of the trade. Free tax filing for military Example. Free tax filing for military You traded series EE bonds (on which you postponed reporting the interest) for $2,500 in series HH bonds and $223 in cash. Free tax filing for military You reported the $223 as taxable income on your tax return. Free tax filing for military At the time of the trade, the series EE bonds had accrued interest of $523 and a redemption value of $2,723. Free tax filing for military You hold the series HH bonds until maturity, when you receive $2,500. Free tax filing for military You must report $300 as interest income in the year of maturity. Free tax filing for military This is the difference between their redemption value, $2,500, and your cost, $2,200 (the amount you paid for the series EE bonds). Free tax filing for military (It is also the difference between the accrued interest of $523 on the series EE bonds and the $223 cash received on the trade. Free tax filing for military ) Choice to report interest in year of trade. Free tax filing for military   You could have chosen to treat all of the previously unreported accrued interest on the series EE or series E bonds traded for series HH bonds as income in the year of the trade. Free tax filing for military If you made this choice, it is treated as a change from method 1. Free tax filing for military See Change from method 1 under Series EE and series I bonds, earlier. Free tax filing for military Form 1099-INT for U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bonds interest. Free tax filing for military   When you cash a bond, the bank or other payer that redeems it must give you a Form 1099-INT if the interest part of the payment you receive is $10 or more. Free tax filing for military Box 3 of your Form 1099-INT should show the interest as the difference between the amount you received and the amount paid for the bond. Free tax filing for military However, your Form 1099-INT may show more interest than you have to include on your income tax return. Free tax filing for military For example, this may happen if any of the following are true. Free tax filing for military You chose to report the increase in the redemption value of the bond each year. Free tax filing for military The interest shown on your Form 1099-INT will not be reduced by amounts previously included in income. Free tax filing for military You received the bond from a decedent. Free tax filing for military The interest shown on your Form 1099-INT will not be reduced by any interest reported by the decedent before death, or on the decedent's final return, or by the estate on the estate's income tax return. Free tax filing for military Ownership of the bond was transferred. Free tax filing for military The interest shown on your Form 1099-INT will not be reduced by interest that accrued before the transfer. Free tax filing for military You were named as a co-owner, and the other co-owner contributed funds to buy the bond. Free tax filing for military The interest shown on your Form 1099-INT will not be reduced by the amount you received as nominee for the other co-owner. Free tax filing for military (See Co-owners , earlier in this chapter, for more information about the reporting requirements. Free tax filing for military ) You received the bond in a taxable distribution from a retirement or profit-sharing plan. Free tax filing for military The interest shown on your Form 1099-INT will not be reduced by the interest portion of the amount taxable as a distribution from the plan and not taxable as interest. Free tax filing for military (This amount is generally shown on Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Free tax filing for military , for the year of distribution. Free tax filing for military )   For more information on including the correct amount of interest on your return, see How To Report Interest Income , later. Free tax filing for military Publication 550 includes examples showing how to report these amounts. Free tax filing for military    Interest on U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bonds is exempt from state and local taxes. Free tax filing for military The Form 1099-INT you receive will indicate the amount that is for U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bond interest in box 3. Free tax filing for military Education Savings Bond Program You may be able to exclude from income all or part of the interest you receive on the redemption of qualified U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bonds during the year if you pay qualified higher educational expenses during the same year. Free tax filing for military This exclusion is known as the Education Savings Bond Program. Free tax filing for military You do not qualify for this exclusion if your filing status is married filing separately. Free tax filing for military Form 8815. Free tax filing for military   Use Form 8815 to figure your exclusion. Free tax filing for military Attach the form to your Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Free tax filing for military Qualified U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bonds. Free tax filing for military   A qualified U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bond is a series EE bond issued after 1989 or a series I bond. Free tax filing for military The bond must be issued either in your name (sole owner) or in your and your spouse's names (co-owners). Free tax filing for military You must be at least 24 years old before the bond's issue date. Free tax filing for military For example, a bond bought by a parent and issued in the name of his or her child under age 24 does not qualify for the exclusion by the parent or child. Free tax filing for military    The issue date of a bond may be earlier than the date the bond is purchased because the issue date assigned to a bond is the first day of the month in which it is purchased. Free tax filing for military Beneficiary. Free tax filing for military   You can designate any individual (including a child) as a beneficiary of the bond. Free tax filing for military Verification by IRS. Free tax filing for military   If you claim the exclusion, the IRS will check it by using bond redemption information from the Department of the Treasury. Free tax filing for military Qualified expenses. Free tax filing for military   Qualified higher educational expenses are tuition and fees required for you, your spouse, or your dependent (for whom you claim an exemption) to attend an eligible educational institution. Free tax filing for military   Qualified expenses include any contribution you make to a qualified tuition program or to a Coverdell education savings account. Free tax filing for military   Qualified expenses do not include expenses for room and board or for courses involving sports, games, or hobbies that are not part of a degree or certificate granting program. Free tax filing for military Eligible educational institutions. Free tax filing for military   These institutions include most public, private, and nonprofit universities, colleges, and vocational schools that are accredited and eligible to participate in student aid programs run by the U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military Department of Education. Free tax filing for military Reduction for certain benefits. Free tax filing for military   You must reduce your qualified higher educational expenses by all of the following tax-free benefits. Free tax filing for military Tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships (see Scholarships and fellowships in chapter 12). Free tax filing for military Expenses used to figure the tax-free portion of distributions from a Coverdell ESA. Free tax filing for military Expenses used to figure the tax-free portion of distributions from a qualified tuition program. Free tax filing for military Any tax-free payments (other than gifts or inheritances) received for educational expenses, such as Veterans' educational assistance benefits, Qualified tuition reductions, or Employer-provided educational assistance. Free tax filing for military Any expense used in figuring the American Opportunity and lifetime learning credits. Free tax filing for military Amount excludable. Free tax filing for military   If the total proceeds (interest and principal) from the qualified U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bonds you redeem during the year are not more than your adjusted qualified higher educational expenses for the year, you may be able to exclude all of the interest. Free tax filing for military If the proceeds are more than the expenses, you may be able to exclude only part of the interest. Free tax filing for military   To determine the excludable amount, multiply the interest part of the proceeds by a fraction. Free tax filing for military The numerator of the fraction is the qualified higher educational expenses you paid during the year. Free tax filing for military The denominator of the fraction is the total proceeds you received during the year. Free tax filing for military Example. Free tax filing for military In February 2013, Mark and Joan, a married couple, cashed a qualified series EE U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bond they bought in April 1997. Free tax filing for military They received proceeds of $8,372 representing principal of $5,000 and interest of $3,372. Free tax filing for military In 2013, they paid $4,000 of their daughter's college tuition. Free tax filing for military They are not claiming an education credit for that amount, and their daughter does not have any tax-free educational assistance. Free tax filing for military They can exclude $1,611 ($3,372 × ($4,000 ÷ $8,372)) of interest in 2013. Free tax filing for military They must pay tax on the remaining $1,761 ($3,372 − $1,611) interest. Free tax filing for military Modified adjusted gross income limit. Free tax filing for military   The interest exclusion is limited if your modified adjusted gross income (modified AGI) is: $74,700 to $89,700 for taxpayers filing single or head of household, and $112,050 to $142,050 for married taxpayers filing jointly or for a qualifying widow(er) with dependent child. Free tax filing for military You do not qualify for the interest exclusion if your modified AGI is equal to or more than the upper limit for your filing status. Free tax filing for military   Modified AGI, for purposes of this exclusion, is adjusted gross income (Form 1040, line 37, or Form 1040A, line 21) figured before the interest exclusion, and modified by adding back any: Foreign earned income exclusion, Foreign housing exclusion and deduction, Exclusion of income for bona fide residents of American Samoa, Exclusion for income from Puerto Rico, Exclusion for adoption benefits received under an employer's adoption assistance program, Deduction for tuition and fees, Deduction for student loan interest, and Deduction for domestic production activities. Free tax filing for military   Use the Line 9 Worksheet in the Form 8815 instructions to figure your modified AGI. Free tax filing for military If you claim any of the exclusion or deduction items listed above (except items 6, 7, and 8), add the amount of the exclusion or deduction (except items 6, 7, and 8) to the amount on line 5 of the worksheet, and enter the total on Form 8815, line 9, as your modified AGI. Free tax filing for military   If you have investment interest expense incurred to earn royalties and other investment income, see Education Savings Bond Program in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Free tax filing for military Recordkeeping. Free tax filing for military If you claim the interest exclusion, you must keep a written record of the qualified U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bonds you redeem. Free tax filing for military Your record must include the serial number, issue date, face value, and total redemption proceeds (principal and interest) of each bond. Free tax filing for military You can use Form 8818 to record this information. Free tax filing for military You should also keep bills, receipts, canceled checks, or other documentation that shows you paid qualified higher educational expenses during the year. Free tax filing for military U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds Treasury bills, notes, and bonds are direct debts (obligations) of the U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military Government. Free tax filing for military Taxation of interest. Free tax filing for military   Interest income from Treasury bills, notes, and bonds is subject to federal income tax but is exempt from all state and local income taxes. Free tax filing for military You should receive Form 1099-INT showing the interest (in box 3) paid to you for the year. Free tax filing for military   Payments of principal and interest generally will be credited to your designated checking or savings account by direct deposit through the TreasuryDirect® system. Free tax filing for military Treasury bills. Free tax filing for military   These bills generally have a 4-week, 13-week, 26-week, or 52-week maturity period. Free tax filing for military They are generally issued at a discount in the amount of $100 and multiples of $100. Free tax filing for military The difference between the discounted price you pay for the bills and the face value you receive at maturity is interest income. Free tax filing for military Generally, you report this interest income when the bill is paid at maturity. Free tax filing for military If you paid a premium for a bill (more than the face value), you generally report the premium as a section 171 deduction when the bill is paid at maturity. Free tax filing for military Treasury notes and bonds. Free tax filing for military   Treasury notes have maturity periods of more than 1 year, ranging up to 10 years. Free tax filing for military Maturity periods for Treasury bonds are longer than 10 years. Free tax filing for military Both generally are issued in denominations of $100 to $1 million and generally pay interest every 6 months. Free tax filing for military Generally, you report this interest for the year paid. Free tax filing for military For more information, see U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Free tax filing for military For other information on Treasury notes or bonds, write to:  Bureau of the Public Debt P. Free tax filing for military O. Free tax filing for military Box 7015 Parkersburg, WV 26106-7015 Or, on the Internet, visit: www. Free tax filing for military treasurydirect. Free tax filing for military gov/indiv/indiv. Free tax filing for military htm. Free tax filing for military For information on series EE, series I, and series HH savings bonds, see U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military Savings Bonds , earlier. Free tax filing for military Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS). Free tax filing for military   These securities pay interest twice a year at a fixed rate, based on a principal amount adjusted to take into account inflation and deflation. Free tax filing for military For the tax treatment of these securities, see Inflation-Indexed Debt Instruments under Original Issue Discount (OID), in Publication 550. Free tax filing for military Bonds Sold Between Interest Dates If you sell a bond between interest payment dates, part of the sales price represents interest accrued to the date of sale. Free tax filing for military You must report that part of the sales price as interest income for the year of sale. Free tax filing for military If you buy a bond between interest payment dates, part of the purchase price represents interest accrued before the date of purchase. Free tax filing for military When that interest is paid to you, treat it as a return of your capital investment, rather than interest income, by reducing your basis in the bond. Free tax filing for military See Accrued interest on bonds under How To Report Interest Income in chapter 1 of Publication 550 for information on reporting the payment. Free tax filing for military Insurance Life insurance proceeds paid to you as beneficiary of the insured person are usually not taxable. Free tax filing for military But if you receive the proceeds in installments, you must usually report a part of each installment payment as interest income. Free tax filing for military For more information about insurance proceeds received in installments, see Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income. Free tax filing for military Annuity. Free tax filing for military   If you buy an annuity with life insurance proceeds, the annuity payments you receive are taxed as pension and annuity income from a nonqualified plan, not as interest income. Free tax filing for military See chapter 10 for information on pension and annuity income from nonqualified plans. Free tax filing for military State or Local Government Obligations Interest on a bond used to finance government operations generally is not taxable if the bond is issued by a state, the District of Columbia, a possession of the United States, or any of their political subdivisions. Free tax filing for military Bonds issued after 1982 (including tribal economic development bonds issued after February 17, 2009) by an Indian tribal government are treated as issued by a state. Free tax filing for military Interest on these bonds is generally tax exempt if the bonds are part of an issue of which substantially all proceeds are to be used in the exercise of any essential government function. Free tax filing for military For information on federally guaranteed bonds, mortgage revenue bonds, arbitrage bonds, private activity bonds, qualified tax credit bonds, and Build America bonds, see State or Local Government Obligations in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Free tax filing for military Information reporting requirement. Free tax filing for military   If you must file a tax return, you are required to show any tax-exempt interest you received on your return. Free tax filing for military This is an information reporting requirement only. Free tax filing for military It does not change tax-exempt interest to taxable interest. Free tax filing for military Original Issue Discount (OID) Original issue discount (OID) is a form of interest. Free tax filing for military You generally include OID in your income as it accrues over the term of the debt instrument, whether or not you receive any payments from the issuer. Free tax filing for military A debt instrument generally has OID when the instrument is issued for a price that is less than its stated redemption price at maturity. Free tax filing for military OID is the difference between the stated redemption price at maturity and the issue price. Free tax filing for military All debt instruments that pay no interest before maturity are presumed to be issued at a discount. Free tax filing for military Zero coupon bonds are one example of these instruments. Free tax filing for military The OID accrual rules generally do not apply to short-term obligations (those with a fixed maturity date of 1 year or less from date of issue). Free tax filing for military See Discount on Short-Term Obligations in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Free tax filing for military De minimis OID. Free tax filing for military   You can treat the discount as zero if it is less than one-fourth of 1% (. Free tax filing for military 0025) of the stated redemption price at maturity multiplied by the number of full years from the date of original issue to maturity. Free tax filing for military This small discount is known as “de minimis” OID. Free tax filing for military Example 1. Free tax filing for military You bought a 10-year bond with a stated redemption price at maturity of $1,000, issued at $980 with OID of $20. Free tax filing for military One-fourth of 1% of $1,000 (stated redemption price) times 10 (the number of full years from the date of original issue to maturity) equals $25. Free tax filing for military Because the $20 discount is less than $25, the OID is treated as zero. Free tax filing for military (If you hold the bond at maturity, you will recognize $20 ($1,000 − $980) of capital gain. Free tax filing for military ) Example 2. Free tax filing for military The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that the bond was issued at $950. Free tax filing for military The OID is $50. Free tax filing for military Because the $50 discount is more than the $25 figured in Example 1, you must include the OID in income as it accrues over the term of the bond. Free tax filing for military Debt instrument bought after original issue. Free tax filing for military   If you buy a debt instrument with de minimis OID at a premium, the discount is not includible in income. Free tax filing for military If you buy a debt instrument with de minimis OID at a discount, the discount is reported under the market discount rules. Free tax filing for military See Market Discount Bonds in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Free tax filing for military Exceptions to reporting OID. Free tax filing for military   The OID rules discussed in this chapter do not apply to the following debt instruments. Free tax filing for military Tax-exempt obligations. Free tax filing for military (However, see Stripped tax-exempt obligations under Stripped Bonds and Coupons in chapter 1 of Publication 550). Free tax filing for military U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bonds. Free tax filing for military Short-term debt instruments (those with a fixed maturity date of not more than 1 year from the date of issue). Free tax filing for military Obligations issued by an individual before March 2, 1984. Free tax filing for military Loans between individuals if all the following are true. Free tax filing for military The lender is not in the business of lending money. Free tax filing for military The amount of the loan, plus the amount of any outstanding prior loans between the same individuals, is $10,000 or less. Free tax filing for military Avoiding any federal tax is not one of the principal purposes of the loan. Free tax filing for military Form 1099-OID. Free tax filing for military   The issuer of the debt instrument (or your broker if you held the instrument through a broker) should give you Form 1099-OID, or a similar statement, if the total OID for the calendar year is $10 or more. Free tax filing for military Form 1099-OID will show, in box 1, the amount of OID for the part of the year that you held the bond. Free tax filing for military It also will show, in box 2, the stated interest you must include in your income. Free tax filing for military A copy of Form 1099-OID will be sent to the IRS. Free tax filing for military Do not file your copy with your return. Free tax filing for military Keep it for your records. Free tax filing for military   In most cases, you must report the entire amount in boxes 1 and 2 of Form 1099-OID as interest income. Free tax filing for military But see Refiguring OID shown on Form 1099-OID, later in this discussion, for more information. Free tax filing for military Form 1099-OID not received. Free tax filing for military   If you had OID for the year but did not receive a Form 1099-OID, you can find tables on IRS. Free tax filing for military gov that list total OID on certain debt instruments and have information that will help you figure OID. Free tax filing for military For the latest OID tables, go to www. Free tax filing for military irs. Free tax filing for military gov and enter “OID tables” in the Search box. Free tax filing for military If your debt instrument is not listed, consult the issuer for further information about the accrued OID for the year. Free tax filing for military Nominee. Free tax filing for military   If someone else is the holder of record (the registered owner) of an OID instrument belonging to you and receives a Form 1099-OID on your behalf, that person must give you a Form 1099-OID. Free tax filing for military Refiguring OID shown on Form 1099-OID. Free tax filing for military   You must refigure the OID shown in box 1 or box 8 of Form 1099-OID if either of the following apply. Free tax filing for military You bought the debt instrument after its original issue and paid a premium or an acquisition premium. Free tax filing for military The debt instrument is a stripped bond or a stripped coupon (including certain zero coupon instruments). Free tax filing for military For information about figuring the correct amount of OID to include in your income, see Figuring OID on Long-Term Debt Instruments in Publication 1212. Free tax filing for military Refiguring periodic interest shown on Form 1099-OID. Free tax filing for military   If you disposed of a debt instrument or acquired it from another holder during the year, see Bonds Sold Between Interest Dates , earlier, for information about the treatment of periodic interest that may be shown in box 2 of Form 1099-OID for that instrument. Free tax filing for military Certificates of deposit (CDs). Free tax filing for military   If you buy a CD with a maturity of more than 1 year, you must include in income each year a part of the total interest due and report it in the same manner as other OID. Free tax filing for military   This also applies to similar deposit arrangements with banks, building and loan associations, etc. Free tax filing for military , including: Time deposits, Bonus plans, Savings certificates, Deferred income certificates, Bonus savings certificates, and Growth savings certificates. Free tax filing for military Bearer CDs. Free tax filing for military   CDs issued after 1982 generally must be in registered form. Free tax filing for military Bearer CDs are CDs not in registered form. Free tax filing for military They are not issued in the depositor's name and are transferable from one individual to another. Free tax filing for military   Banks must provide the IRS and the person redeeming a bearer CD with a Form 1099-INT. Free tax filing for military More information. Free tax filing for military   See chapter 1 of Publication 550 for more information about OID and related topics, such as market discount bonds. Free tax filing for military When To Report Interest Income When to report your interest income depends on whether you use the cash method or an accrual method to report income. Free tax filing for military Cash method. Free tax filing for military   Most individual taxpayers use the cash method. Free tax filing for military If you use this method, you generally report your interest income in the year in which you actually or constructively receive it. Free tax filing for military However, there are special rules for reporting the discount on certain debt instruments. Free tax filing for military See U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military Savings Bonds and Original Issue Discount (OID) , earlier. Free tax filing for military Example. Free tax filing for military On September 1, 2011, you loaned another individual $2,000 at 12%, compounded annually. Free tax filing for military You are not in the business of lending money. Free tax filing for military The note stated that principal and interest would be due on August 31, 2013. Free tax filing for military In 2013, you received $2,508. Free tax filing for military 80 ($2,000 principal and $508. Free tax filing for military 80 interest). Free tax filing for military If you use the cash method, you must include in income on your 2013 return the $508. Free tax filing for military 80 interest you received in that year. Free tax filing for military Constructive receipt. Free tax filing for military   You constructively receive income when it is credited to your account or made available to you. Free tax filing for military You do not need to have physical possession of it. Free tax filing for military For example, you are considered to receive interest, dividends, or other earnings on any deposit or account in a bank, savings and loan, or similar financial institution, or interest on life insurance policy dividends left to accumulate, when they are credited to your account and subject to your withdrawal. Free tax filing for military This is true even if they are not yet entered in your passbook. Free tax filing for military   You constructively receive income on the deposit or account even if you must: Make withdrawals in multiples of even amounts, Give a notice to withdraw before making the withdrawal, Withdraw all or part of the account to withdraw the earnings, or Pay a penalty on early withdrawals, unless the interest you are to receive on an early withdrawal or redemption is substantially less than the interest payable at maturity. Free tax filing for military Accrual method. Free tax filing for military   If you use an accrual method, you report your interest income when you earn it, whether or not you have received it. Free tax filing for military Interest is earned over the term of the debt instrument. Free tax filing for military Example. Free tax filing for military If, in the previous example, you use an accrual method, you must include the interest in your income as you earn it. Free tax filing for military You would report the interest as follows: 2011, $80; 2012, $249. Free tax filing for military 60; and 2013, $179. Free tax filing for military 20. Free tax filing for military Coupon bonds. Free tax filing for military   Interest on coupon bonds is taxable in the year the coupon becomes due and payable. Free tax filing for military It does not matter when you mail the coupon for payment. Free tax filing for military How To Report Interest Income Generally, you report all your taxable interest income on Form 1040, line 8a; Form 1040A, line 8a; or Form 1040EZ, line 2. Free tax filing for military You cannot use Form 1040EZ if your taxable interest income is more than $1,500. Free tax filing for military Instead, you must use Form 1040A or Form 1040. Free tax filing for military Form 1040A. Free tax filing for military   You must complete Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part I, if you file Form 1040A and any of the following are true. Free tax filing for military Your taxable interest income is more than $1,500. Free tax filing for military You are claiming the interest exclusion under the Education Savings Bond Program (discussed earlier). Free tax filing for military You received interest from a seller-financed mortgage, and the buyer used the property as a home. Free tax filing for military You received a Form 1099-INT for U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bond interest that includes amounts you reported before 2013. Free tax filing for military You received, as a nominee, interest that actually belongs to someone else. Free tax filing for military You received a Form 1099-INT for interest on frozen deposits. Free tax filing for military You are reporting OID in an amount less than the amount shown on Form 1099-OID. Free tax filing for military You received a Form 1099-INT for interest on a bond you bought between interest payment dates. Free tax filing for military You acquired taxable bonds after 1987 and choose to reduce interest income from the bonds by any amortizable bond premium (see Bond Premium Amortization in chapter 3 of Publication 550). Free tax filing for military List each payer's name and the amount of interest income received from each payer on line 1. Free tax filing for military If you received a Form 1099-INT or Form 1099-OID from a brokerage firm, list the brokerage firm as the payer. Free tax filing for military   You cannot use Form 1040A if you must use Form 1040, as described next. Free tax filing for military Form 1040. Free tax filing for military   You must use Form 1040 instead of Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ if: You forfeited interest income because of the early withdrawal of a time deposit; You acquired taxable bonds after 1987, you choose to reduce interest income from the bonds by any amortizable bond premium, and you are deducting the excess of bond premium amortization for the accrual period over the qualified stated interest for the period (see Bond Premium Amortization in chapter 3 of Publication 550); or You received tax-exempt interest from private activity bonds issued after August 7, 1986. Free tax filing for military Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040). Free tax filing for military   You must complete Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part I, if you file Form 1040 and any of the following apply. Free tax filing for military Your taxable interest income is more than $1,500. Free tax filing for military You are claiming the interest exclusion under the Education Savings Bond Program (discussed earlier). Free tax filing for military You received interest from a seller-financed mortgage, and the buyer used the property as a home. Free tax filing for military You received a Form 1099-INT for U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bond interest that includes amounts you reported before 2013. Free tax filing for military You received, as a nominee, interest that actually belongs to someone else. Free tax filing for military You received a Form 1099-INT for interest on frozen deposits. Free tax filing for military You received a Form 1099-INT for interest on a bond you bought between interest payment dates. Free tax filing for military You are reporting OID in an amount less than the amount shown on Form 1099-OID. Free tax filing for military Statement (2) in the preceding list under Form 1040 is true. Free tax filing for military In Part I, line 1, list each payer's name and the amount received from each. Free tax filing for military If you received a Form 1099-INT or Form 1099-OID from a brokerage firm, list the brokerage firm as the payer. Free tax filing for military Reporting tax-exempt interest. Free tax filing for military   Total your tax-exempt interest (such as interest or accrued OID on certain state and municipal bonds, including tax-exempt interest on zero coupon municipal bonds) and exempt-interest dividends from a mutual fund as shown on Form 1099-INT, box 8, and on Form 1099-DIV, box 10. Free tax filing for military Add these amounts to any other tax-exempt interest you received. Free tax filing for military Report the total on line 8b of Form 1040A or 1040. Free tax filing for military   If you file Form 1040EZ, enter “TEI” and the amount in the space to the left of line 2. Free tax filing for military Do not add tax-exempt interest in the total on Form 1040EZ, line 2. Free tax filing for military   Form 1099-INT, box 9, and Form 1099-DIV, box 11, show the tax-exempt interest subject to the alternative minimum tax on Form 6251. Free tax filing for military These amounts are already included in the amounts on Form 1099-INT, box 8, and Form 1099-DIV, box 10. Free tax filing for military Do not add the amounts in Form 1099-INT, box 9 and Form 1099-DIV, box 11 to, or subtract them from, the amounts on Form 1099-INT, box 8, and Form 1099-DIV, box 10. Free tax filing for military    Do not report interest from an individual retirement account (IRA) as tax-exempt interest. Free tax filing for military Form 1099-INT. Free tax filing for military   Your taxable interest income, except for interest from U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bonds and Treasury obligations, is shown in box 1 of Form 1099-INT. Free tax filing for military Add this amount to any other taxable interest income you received. Free tax filing for military You must report all of your taxable interest income even if you do not receive a Form 1099-INT. Free tax filing for military Generally, contact your financial institution if you do not receive a Form 1099-INT by February 15. Free tax filing for military Your identifying number may be truncated on any paper Form 1099-INT you receive. Free tax filing for military   If you forfeited interest income because of the early withdrawal of a time deposit, the deductible amount will be shown on Form 1099-INT in box 2. Free tax filing for military See Penalty on early withdrawal of savings in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Free tax filing for military   Box 3 of Form 1099-INT shows the interest income you received from U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bonds, Treasury bills, Treasury notes, and Treasury bonds. Free tax filing for military Add the amount shown in box 3 to any other taxable interest income you received, unless part of the amount in box 3 was previously included in your interest income. Free tax filing for military If part of the amount shown in box 3 was previously included in your interest income, see U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bond interest previously reported , later. Free tax filing for military   Box 4 of Form 1099-INT will contain an amount if you were subject to backup withholding. Free tax filing for military Report the amount from box 4 on Form 1040EZ, line 7; on Form 1040A, line 36; or Form 1040, line 62 (federal income tax withheld). Free tax filing for military   Box 5 of Form 1099-INT shows investment expenses you may be able to deduct as an itemized deduction. Free tax filing for military See chapter 28 for more information about investment expenses. Free tax filing for military   If there are entries in boxes 6 and 7 of Form 1099-INT, you must file Form 1040. Free tax filing for military You may be able to take a credit for the amount shown in box 6 unless you deduct this amount on line 8 of Schedule A (Form 1040). Free tax filing for military To take the credit, you may have to file Form 1116, Foreign Tax Credit. Free tax filing for military For more information, see Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals. Free tax filing for military U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bond interest previously reported. Free tax filing for military   If you received a Form 1099-INT for U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bond interest, the form may show interest you do not have to report. Free tax filing for military See Form 1099-INT for U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military savings bonds interest , earlier, under U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military Savings Bonds. Free tax filing for military   On Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part I, line 1, report all the interest shown on your Form 1099-INT. Free tax filing for military Then follow these steps. Free tax filing for military Several lines above line 2, enter a subtotal of all interest listed on line 1. Free tax filing for military Below the subtotal enter “U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military Savings Bond Interest Previously Reported” and enter amounts previously reported or interest accrued before you received the bond. Free tax filing for military Subtract these amounts from the subtotal and enter the result on line 2. Free tax filing for military More information. Free tax filing for military   For more information about how to report interest income, see chapter 1 of Publication 550 or the instructions for the form you must file. Free tax filing for military Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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The Free Tax Filing For Military

Free tax filing for military Publication 54 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Free tax filing for military Tax questions. Free tax filing for military Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 54, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Free tax filing for military irs. Free tax filing for military gov/pub54. Free tax filing for military What's New Exclusion amount. Free tax filing for military  The maximum foreign earned income exclusion is adjusted annually for inflation. Free tax filing for military For 2013, the maximum exclusion has increased to $97,600. Free tax filing for military See Limit on Excludable Amount under Foreign Earned Income Exclusion in chapter 4. Free tax filing for military Housing expenses — base amount. Free tax filing for military  The computation of the base housing amount (line 32 of Form 2555) is tied to the maximum foreign earned income exclusion. Free tax filing for military The amount is 16 percent of the exclusion amount (computed on a daily basis), multiplied by the number of days in your qualifying period that fall within your 2013 tax year. Free tax filing for military For 2013, this amount is $42. Free tax filing for military 78 per day ($15,616 per year). Free tax filing for military See Housing Amount under Foreign Housing Exclusion and Deduction in chapter 4. Free tax filing for military Housing expenses — maximum amount. Free tax filing for military  The amount of qualified housing expenses eligible for the housing exclusion and housing deduction has changed for some locations. Free tax filing for military See Limit on housing expenses under Foreign Housing Exclusion and Deduction in chapter 4. Free tax filing for military Filing requirements. Free tax filing for military  Generally, the amount of income you can receive before you must file an income tax return has increased. Free tax filing for military These amounts are shown in chapter 1 under Filing Requirements . Free tax filing for military Self-employment tax rate. Free tax filing for military  For 2013, the self-employment tax rate of 13. Free tax filing for military 3% has increased to 15. Free tax filing for military 3%. Free tax filing for military The maximum amount of net earnings from self-employment that is subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax has increased to $113,700. Free tax filing for military All net earnings are subject to the Medicare part of the tax. Free tax filing for military For more information, see chapter 3. Free tax filing for military IRA limitations for 2013. Free tax filing for military . Free tax filing for military  The 2013 contribution limit to an IRA has increased to $5,500 ($6,500 if age 50 or older). Free tax filing for military You may be able to take an IRA deduction if you were covered by a retirement plan and your 2013 modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is less than $69,000 ($115,000 if married filing jointly or a qualifying widow(er)). Free tax filing for military If your spouse was covered by a retirement plan, but you were not, you may be able to take an IRA deduction if your 2013 modified AGI is less than $188,000. Free tax filing for military See the Instructions for Form 1040 or the Instructions for Form 1040A for details and exceptions. Free tax filing for military Reminders Figuring tax on income not excluded. Free tax filing for military  If you claim the foreign earned income exclusion, the housing exclusion, or both, you must figure the tax on your nonexcluded income using the tax rates that would have applied had you not claimed the exclusions. Free tax filing for military See the Instructions for Form 1040 and complete the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet to figure the amount of tax to enter on Form 1040, line 44. Free tax filing for military If you must attach Form 6251 to your return, use the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet provided in the Instructions for Form 6251. Free tax filing for military Form 8938. Free tax filing for military  If you had foreign financial assets in 2013, you may have to file Form 8938 with your return. Free tax filing for military See Form 8938 in chapter 1. Free tax filing for military Change of address. Free tax filing for military  If you change your home mailing address, notify the Internal Revenue Service using Form 8822, Change of Address. Free tax filing for military If you are changing your business address, use Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party—Business. Free tax filing for military Photographs of missing children. Free tax filing for military  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Free tax filing for military Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Free tax filing for military You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Free tax filing for military Introduction This publication discusses special tax rules for U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military citizens and resident aliens who work abroad or who have income earned in foreign countries. Free tax filing for military If you are a U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military citizen or resident alien, your worldwide income generally is subject to U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military income tax, regardless of where you are living. Free tax filing for military Also, you are subject to the same income tax filing requirements that apply to U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military citizens or resident aliens living in the United States. Free tax filing for military Expatriation tax provisions apply to U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military citizens who have renounced their citizenship and long-term residents who have ended their residency. Free tax filing for military These provisions are discussed in chapter 4 of Publication 519, U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military Tax Guide for Aliens. Free tax filing for military Resident alien. Free tax filing for military   A resident alien is an individual who is not a citizen or national of the United States and who meets either the green card test or the substantial presence test for the calendar year. Free tax filing for military Green card test. Free tax filing for military You are a U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military resident if you were a lawful permanent resident of the United States at any time during the calendar year. Free tax filing for military This is known as the green card test because resident aliens hold immigrant visas (also known as green cards). Free tax filing for military Substantial presence test. Free tax filing for military You are considered a U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military resident if you meet the substantial presence test for the calendar year. Free tax filing for military To meet this test, you must be physically present in the United States on at least: 31 days during the current calendar year, and A total of 183 days during the current year and the 2 preceding years, counting all the days of physical presence in the current year, but only 1/3 the number of days of presence in the first preceding year, and only 1/6 the number of days in the second preceding year. Free tax filing for military Example. Free tax filing for military You were physically present in the United States on 120 days in each of the years 2011, 2012, and 2013. Free tax filing for military To determine if you meet the substantial presence test for 2013, count the full 120 days of presence in 2013, 40 days in 2012 (1/3 of 120), and 20 days in 2011 (1/6 of 120). Free tax filing for military Because the total for the 3-year period is 180 days, you are not considered a resident under the substantial presence test for 2013. Free tax filing for military   For more information on resident and nonresident status, the tests for residence, and the exceptions to them, see Publication 519. Free tax filing for military Filing information. Free tax filing for military    Chapter 1 contains general filing information, such as: Whether you must file a U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military tax return, When and where to file your return, How to report your income if it is paid in foreign currency, How to treat a nonresident alien spouse as a U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military resident, and Whether you must pay estimated tax. Free tax filing for military Withholding tax. Free tax filing for military    Chapter 2 discusses the withholding of income, social security, and Medicare taxes from the pay of U. Free tax filing for military S. Free tax filing for military citizens and resident aliens. Free tax filing for military Self-employment tax. Free tax filing for military    Chapter 3 discusses who must pay self-employment tax. Free tax filing for military Foreign earned income exclusion and housing exclusion and deduction. Free tax filing for military    Chapter 4 discusses income tax benefits that apply if you meet certain requirements while living abroad. Free tax filing for military You may qualify to treat up to $97,600 of your income as not taxable by the United States. Free tax filing for military You also may be able to either deduct part of your housing expenses from your income or treat a limited amount of income used for housing expenses as not taxable by the United States. Free tax filing for military These benefits are called the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing deduction and exclusion. Free tax filing for military   To qualify for either of the exclusions or the deduction, you must have a tax home in a foreign country and earn income from personal services performed in a foreign country. Free tax filing for military These rules are explained in chapter 4. Free tax filing for military   If you are going to exclude or deduct your income as discussed above, you must file Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income, or Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Free tax filing for military Exemptions, deductions, and credits. Free tax filing for military    Chapter 5 discusses exemptions, deductions, and credits you may be able to claim on your return. Free tax filing for military These are generally the same as if you were living in the United States. Free tax filing for military However, if you choose to exclude foreign earned income or housing amounts, you cannot deduct or exclude any item or take a credit for any item that is related to the amounts you exclude. Free tax filing for military Among the topics discussed in chapter 5 are: Exemptions, Contributions to foreign organizations, Foreign moving expenses, Contributions to individual retirement arrangements (IRAs), and Foreign taxes. Free tax filing for military Tax treaty benefits. Free tax filing for military    Chapter 6 discusses some benefits that are common to most tax treaties and explains how to get help if you think you are not receiving a treaty benefit to which you are entitled. Free tax filing for military It also explains how to get copies of tax treaties. Free tax filing for military How to get tax help. Free tax filing for military    Chapter 7 is an explanation of how to get information and assistance from the IRS. Free tax filing for military Questions and answers. Free tax filing for military   Frequently asked questions and answers to those questions are presented in the back of the publication. Free tax filing for military Comments and suggestions. Free tax filing for military   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Free tax filing for military   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Free tax filing for military NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Free tax filing for military Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Free tax filing for military   You can send us comments from www. Free tax filing for military irs. Free tax filing for military gov/formspubs/. Free tax filing for military Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. Free tax filing for military ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Free tax filing for military Ordering forms and publications. Free tax filing for military   Visit www. Free tax filing for military irs. Free tax filing for military gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-829-3676, or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Free tax filing for military Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Free tax filing for military Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Free tax filing for military   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Free tax filing for military gov or call 1-800-TAX–FORM (1-800-829-1040). Free tax filing for military We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Free tax filing for military Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications