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How to do your taxes Publication 1544 - Main Content Table of Contents Why Report These Payments? Who Must File Form 8300?What Payments Must Be Reported? What Is Cash? Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) What Is a Related Transaction? What About Suspicious Transactions? When, Where, and What To File Examples Penalties How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). How to do your taxes Why Report These Payments? Drug dealers and smugglers often use large cash payments to “launder” money from illegal activities. How to do your taxes Laundering means converting “dirty” or illegally-gained money to “clean” money. How to do your taxes The government can often trace this laundered money through the payments you report. How to do your taxes Laws passed by Congress require you to report these payments. How to do your taxes Your compliance with these laws provides valuable information that can stop those who evade taxes and those who profit from the drug trade and other criminal activities. How to do your taxes The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 increased the scope of these laws to help trace funds used for terrorism. How to do your taxes Who Must File Form 8300? Generally, any person in a trade or business who receives more than $10,000 in cash in a single transaction or in related transactions must file Form 8300. How to do your taxes For example, you may have to file Form 8300 if you are a dealer in jewelry, furniture, boats, aircraft, or automobiles; a pawnbroker; an attorney; a real estate broker; an insurance company; or a travel agency. How to do your taxes Special rules for clerks of federal or state courts are discussed later under Bail received by court clerks. How to do your taxes However, you do not have to file Form 8300 if the transaction is not related to your trade or business. How to do your taxes For example, if you own a jewelry store and sell your personal automobile for more than $10,000 in cash, you would not submit a Form 8300 for that transaction. How to do your taxes Transaction defined. How to do your taxes    A “transaction” occurs when: Goods, services, or property are sold; Property is rented; Cash is exchanged for other cash; A contribution is made to a trust or escrow account; A loan is made or repaid; or Cash is converted to a negotiable instrument, such as a check or a bond. How to do your taxes Person defined. How to do your taxes   A “person” includes an individual, a company, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a trust, or an estate. How to do your taxes   Exempt organizations, including employee plans, are also “persons. How to do your taxes ” However, exempt organizations do not have to file Form 8300 for a more-than-$10,000 charitable cash contribution they receive since it is not received in the course of a trade or business. How to do your taxes Foreign transactions. How to do your taxes   You do not have to file Form 8300 if the entire transaction (including the receipt of cash) takes place outside of: The 50 states, The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or A possession or territory of the United States. How to do your taxes However, you must file Form 8300 if any part of the transaction (including the receipt of cash) occurs in Puerto Rico or a possession or territory of the United States and you are subject to the Internal Revenue Code. How to do your taxes Bail received by court clerks. How to do your taxes   Any clerk of a federal or state court who receives more than $10,000 in cash as bail for an individual charged with any of the following criminal offenses must file Form 8300: Any federal offense involving a controlled substance, Racketeering, Money laundering, and Any state offense substantially similar to (1), (2), or (3) above. How to do your taxes For more information about the rules that apply to court clerks, see Section 1. How to do your taxes 6050I-2 of the Income Tax Regulations. How to do your taxes What Payments Must Be Reported? You must file Form 8300 to report cash paid to you if it is: Over $10,000, Received as: One lump sum of over $10,000, Installment payments that cause the total cash received within 1 year of the initial payment to total more than $10,000, or Other previously unreportable payments that cause the total cash received within a 12-month period to total more than $10,000, Received in the course of your trade or business, Received from the same buyer (or agent), and Received in a single transaction or in related transactions (defined later). How to do your taxes What Is Cash? Cash is: The coins and currency of the United States (and any other country), and A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order you receive, if it has a face amount of $10,000 or less and you receive it in: A designated reporting transaction (defined later), or Any transaction in which you know the payer is trying to avoid the reporting of the transaction on Form 8300. How to do your taxes Cash may include a cashier's check even if it is called a “treasurer's check” or “bank check. How to do your taxes ” Cash does not include a check drawn on an individual's personal account. How to do your taxes A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order with a face amount of more than $10,000 is not treated as cash. How to do your taxes These items are not defined as cash and you do not have to file Form 8300 when you receive them because, if they were bought with currency, the bank or other financial institution that issued them must file a report on FinCEN Form 104. How to do your taxes Example 1. How to do your taxes You are a coin dealer. How to do your taxes Bob Green buys gold coins from you for $13,200. How to do your taxes He pays for them with $6,200 in U. How to do your taxes S. How to do your taxes currency and a cashier's check having a face amount of $7,000. How to do your taxes The cashier's check is treated as cash. How to do your taxes You have received more than $10,000 cash and must file Form 8300 for this transaction. How to do your taxes Example 2. How to do your taxes You are a retail jeweler. How to do your taxes Mary North buys an item of jewelry from you for $12,000. How to do your taxes She pays for it with a personal check payable to you in the amount of $9,600 and traveler's checks totaling $2,400. How to do your taxes Because the personal check is not treated as cash, you have not received more than $10,000 cash in the transaction. How to do your taxes You do not have to file Form 8300. How to do your taxes Example 3. How to do your taxes You are a boat dealer. How to do your taxes Emily Jones buys a boat from you for $16,500. How to do your taxes She pays for it with a cashier's check payable to you in the amount of $16,500. How to do your taxes The cashier's check is not treated as cash because its face amount is more than $10,000. How to do your taxes You do not have to file Form 8300 for this transaction. How to do your taxes Designated Reporting Transaction A designated reporting transaction is the retail sale of any of the following: A consumer durable, such as an automobile or boat. How to do your taxes A consumer durable is property, other than land or buildings, that: Is suitable for personal use, Can reasonably be expected to last at least 1 year under ordinary use, Has a sales price of more than $10,000, and Can be seen or touched (tangible property). How to do your taxes For example, a $20,000 car is a consumer durable, but a $20,000 dump truck or factory machine is not. How to do your taxes The car is a consumer durable even if you sell it to a buyer who will use it in a business. How to do your taxes A collectible (for example, a work of art, rug, antique, metal, gem, stamp, or coin). How to do your taxes Travel or entertainment, if the total sales price of all items sold for the same trip or entertainment event in one transaction (or related transactions) is more than $10,000. How to do your taxes To figure the total sales price of all items sold for a trip or entertainment event, you include the sales price of items such as airfare, hotel rooms, and admission tickets. How to do your taxes Example. How to do your taxes You are a travel agent. How to do your taxes Ed Johnson asks you to charter a passenger airplane to take a group to a sports event in another city. How to do your taxes He also asks you to book hotel rooms and admission tickets for the group. How to do your taxes In payment, he gives you two money orders, each for $6,000. How to do your taxes You have received more than $10,000 cash in this designated reporting transaction. How to do your taxes You must file Form 8300. How to do your taxes Retail sale. How to do your taxes   The term “retail sale” means any sale made in the course of a trade or business that consists mainly of making sales to ultimate consumers. How to do your taxes   Thus, if your business consists mainly of making sales to ultimate consumers, all sales you make in the course of that business are retail sales. How to do your taxes This includes any sales of items that will be resold. How to do your taxes Broker or intermediary. How to do your taxes   A designated reporting transaction includes the retail sale of items (1), (2), or (3) of the preceding list, even if the funds are received by a broker or other intermediary, rather than directly by the seller. How to do your taxes Exceptions to Definition of Cash A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order you received in a designated reporting transaction is not treated as cash if one of the following exceptions applies. How to do your taxes Exception for certain bank loans. How to do your taxes   A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order is not treated as cash if it is the proceeds from a bank loan. How to do your taxes As proof that it is from a bank loan, you may rely on a copy of the loan document, a written statement or lien instruction from the bank, or similar proof. How to do your taxes Example. How to do your taxes You are a car dealer. How to do your taxes Mandy White buys a new car from you for $11,500. How to do your taxes She pays you with $2,000 of U. How to do your taxes S. How to do your taxes currency and a cashier's check for $9,500 payable to you and her. How to do your taxes You can tell that the cashier's check is the proceeds of a bank loan because it includes instructions to you to have a lien put on the car as security for the loan. How to do your taxes For this reason, the cashier's check is not treated as cash. How to do your taxes You do not have to file Form 8300 for the transaction. How to do your taxes Exception for certain installment sales. How to do your taxes   A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order is not treated as cash if it is received in payment on a promissory note or an installment sales contract (including a lease that is considered a sale for federal tax purposes). How to do your taxes However, this exception applies only if: You use similar notes or contracts in other sales to ultimate consumers in the ordinary course of your trade or business, and The total payments for the sale that you receive on or before the 60th day after the sale are 50% or less of the purchase price. How to do your taxes Exception for certain down payment plans. How to do your taxes   A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order is not treated as cash if you received it in payment for a consumer durable or collectible, and all three of the following statements are true. How to do your taxes You receive it under a payment plan requiring: One or more down payments, and Payment of the rest of the purchase price by the date of sale. How to do your taxes You receive it more than 60 days before the date of sale. How to do your taxes You use payment plans with the same or substantially similar terms when selling to ultimate consumers in the ordinary course of your trade or business. How to do your taxes Exception for travel and entertainment. How to do your taxes   A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order received for travel or entertainment is not treated as cash if all three of the following statements are true. How to do your taxes You receive it under a payment plan requiring: One or more down payments, and Payment of the rest of the purchase price by the earliest date that any travel or entertainment item (such as airfare) is furnished for the trip or entertainment event. How to do your taxes You receive it more than 60 days before the date on which the final payment is due. How to do your taxes You use payment plans with the same or substantially similar terms when selling to ultimate consumers in the ordinary course of your trade or business. How to do your taxes Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) You must furnish the correct TIN of the person or persons from whom you receive the cash. How to do your taxes If the transaction is conducted on the behalf of another person or persons, you must furnish the TIN of that person or persons. How to do your taxes If you do not know a person's TIN, you have to ask for it. How to do your taxes You may be subject to penalties for an incorrect or missing TIN. How to do your taxes There are three types of TINs. How to do your taxes The TIN for an individual, including a sole proprietor, is the individual's social security number (SSN). How to do your taxes The TIN for a nonresident alien individual who needs a TIN but is not eligible to get an SSN is an IRS individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). How to do your taxes An ITIN has nine digits, similar to an SSN. How to do your taxes The TIN for other persons, including corporations, partnerships, and estates, is the employer identification number (EIN). How to do your taxes Exception. How to do your taxes   You are not required to provide the TIN of a person who is a nonresident alien individual or a foreign organization if that person or foreign organization: Does not have income effectively connected with the conduct of a U. How to do your taxes S. How to do your taxes trade or business; Does not have an office or place of business, or a fiscal or paying agent in the United States; Does not file a federal tax return; Does not furnish a withholding certificate described in §1. How to do your taxes 1441-1(e)(2) or (3) or 1. How to do your taxes 1441-5(c)(2)(iv) or (3)(iii) to the extent required under 1. How to do your taxes 1441-1(e)(4)(vii); Does not have to furnish a TIN on any return, statement, or other document as required by the income tax regulations under section 897 or 1445; or In the case of a nonresident alien individual, the individual has not chosen to file a joint federal income tax return with a spouse who is a U. How to do your taxes S. How to do your taxes citizen or resident. How to do your taxes What Is a Related Transaction? Any transactions between a buyer (or an agent of the buyer) and a seller that occur within a 24-hour period are related transactions. How to do your taxes If you receive over $10,000 in cash during two or more transactions with one buyer in a 24-hour period, you must treat the transactions as one transaction and report the payments on Form 8300. How to do your taxes For example, if you sell two products for $6,000 each to the same customer in 1 day and the customer pays you in cash, these are related transactions. How to do your taxes Because they total $12,000 (more than $10,000), you must file Form 8300. How to do your taxes More than 24 hours between transactions. How to do your taxes   Transactions are related even if they are more than 24 hours apart if you know, or have reason to know, that each is one of a series of connected transactions. How to do your taxes   For example, you are a travel agent. How to do your taxes A client pays you $8,000 in cash for a trip. How to do your taxes Two days later, the same client pays you $3,000 more in cash to include another person on the trip. How to do your taxes These are related transactions, and you must file Form 8300 to report them. How to do your taxes What About Suspicious Transactions? If you receive $10,000 or less in cash, you may voluntarily file Form 8300 if the transaction appears to be suspicious. How to do your taxes A transaction is suspicious if it appears that a person is trying to cause you not to file Form 8300 or is trying to cause you to file a false or incomplete Form 8300, or if there is a sign of possible illegal activity. How to do your taxes If you are suspicious, you are encouraged to call the local IRS Criminal Investigation Division as soon as possible. How to do your taxes Or, you can call the FinCEN Financial Institution Hotline toll free at 1-866-556-3974. How to do your taxes When, Where, and What To File The amount you receive and when you receive it determine when you must file. How to do your taxes Generally, you must file Form 8300 within 15 days after receiving a payment. How to do your taxes If the Form 8300 due date (the 15th or last day you can timely file the form) falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, it is delayed until the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. How to do your taxes More than one payment. How to do your taxes   In some transactions, the buyer may arrange to pay you in cash installment payments. How to do your taxes If the first payment is more than $10,000, you must file Form 8300 within 15 days. How to do your taxes If the first payment is not more than $10,000, you must add the first payment and any later payments made within 1 year of the first payment. How to do your taxes When the total cash payments are more than $10,000, you must file Form 8300 within 15 days. How to do your taxes   After you file Form 8300, you must start a new count of cash payments received from that buyer. How to do your taxes If you receive more than $10,000 in additional cash payments from that buyer within a 12-month period, you must file another Form 8300. How to do your taxes You must file the form within 15 days of the payment that causes the additional payments to total more than $10,000. How to do your taxes   If you are already required to file Form 8300 and you receive additional payments within the 15 days before you must file, you can report all the payments on one form. How to do your taxes Example. How to do your taxes On January 10, you receive a cash payment of $11,000. How to do your taxes You receive additional cash payments on the same transaction of $4,000 on February 15, $5,000 on March 20, and $6,000 on May 12. How to do your taxes By January 25, you must file a Form 8300 for the $11,000 payment. How to do your taxes By May 27, you must file an additional Form 8300 for the additional payments that total $15,000. How to do your taxes Amending a Report?   If you are amending a report, check box 1a at the top of Form 8300. How to do your taxes Complete the form in its entirety (Parts I-IV) and include the amended information. How to do your taxes Do not attach a copy of the original report. How to do your taxes Where to file. How to do your taxes   Mail the form to the address given in the Form 8300 instructions. How to do your taxes Required statement to buyer. How to do your taxes   You must give a written or electronic statement to each person named on any Form 8300 you must file. How to do your taxes You can give the statement electronically only if the recipient agrees to receive it in that format. How to do your taxes The statement must show the name and address of your business, the name and phone number of a contact person, and the total amount of reportable cash you received from the person during the year. How to do your taxes It must state that you are also reporting this information to the IRS. How to do your taxes   You must send this statement to the buyer by January 31 of the year after the year in which you received the cash that caused you to file the form. How to do your taxes    You must keep a copy of every Form 8300 you file for 5 years. How to do your taxes Examples Example 1. How to do your taxes Pat Brown is the sales manager for Small Town Cars. How to do your taxes On January 6, 2009, Jane Smith buys a new car from Pat and pays $18,000 in cash. How to do your taxes Pat asks for identification from Jane to get the necessary information to complete Form 8300. How to do your taxes A filled-in form is shown in this publication. How to do your taxes Pat must mail the form to the address shown in the form's instructions by January 21, 2009. How to do your taxes He must also send a statement to Jane by January 31, 2010. How to do your taxes Example 2. How to do your taxes Using the same facts given in Example 1, suppose Jane had arranged to make cash payments of $6,000 each on January 6, February 6, and March 6. How to do your taxes Pat would have to file a Form 8300 by February 26 (17 days after receiving total cash payments within 1 year over $10,000 because February 21, 2009, is a Saturday). How to do your taxes Pat would not have to report the remaining $6,000 cash payment because it is not more than $10,000. How to do your taxes However, he could report it if he felt it was a suspicious transaction. How to do your taxes Penalties There are civil penalties for failure to: File a correct Form 8300 by the date it is due, and Provide the required statement to those named in the Form 8300. How to do your taxes If you intentionally disregard the requirement to file a correct Form 8300 by the date it is due, the penalty is the greater of: $25,000, or The amount of cash you received and were required to report (up to $100,000). How to do your taxes There are criminal penalties for: Willful failure to file Form 8300, Willfully filing a false or fraudulent Form 8300, Stopping or trying to stop Form 8300 from being filed, and Setting up, helping to set up, or trying to set up a transaction in a way that would make it seem unnecessary to file Form 8300. How to do your taxes If you willfully fail to file Form 8300, you can be fined up to $250,000 for individuals ($500,000 for corporations) or sentenced to up to 5 years in prison, or both. How to do your taxes These dollar amounts are based on Section 3571 of Title 18 of the U. How to do your taxes S. How to do your taxes Code. How to do your taxes The penalties for failure to file may also apply to any person (including a payer) who attempts to interfere with or prevent the seller (or business) from filing a correct Form 8300. 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How to do your taxes   Accessible versions of IRS published products are available on request in a variety of alternative formats for people with disabilities. How to do your taxes DVD for tax products. How to do your taxes You can order Publication 1796, IRS Tax Products DVD, and obtain: Current-year forms, instructions, and publications. How to do your taxes Prior-year forms, instructions, and publications. How to do your taxes Tax Map: an electronic research tool and finding aid. How to do your taxes Tax law frequently asked questions. How to do your taxes Tax Topics from the IRS telephone response system. How to do your taxes Internal Revenue Code—Title 26 of the U. How to do your taxes S. How to do your taxes Code. How to do your taxes Links to other Internet based Tax Research Materials. How to do your taxes Fill-in, print, and save features for most tax forms. How to do your taxes Internal Revenue Bulletins. How to do your taxes Toll-free and email technical support. 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