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Hr block free efile 7. Hr block free efile   Interest Income Table of Contents Reminder Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: General InformationSSN for joint account. Hr block free efile Custodian account for your child. Hr block free efile Penalty for failure to supply SSN. Hr block free efile Reporting backup withholding. Hr block free efile Savings account with parent as trustee. Hr block free efile Interest not reported on Form 1099-INT. Hr block free efile Nominees. Hr block free efile Incorrect amount. Hr block free efile Information reporting requirement. Hr block free efile Taxable InterestInterest subject to penalty for early withdrawal. Hr block free efile Money borrowed to invest in certificate of deposit. Hr block free efile U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile Savings Bonds Education Savings Bond Program U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile How To Report Interest IncomeSchedule B (Form 1040A or 1040). Hr block free efile Reporting tax-exempt interest. Hr block free efile U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bond interest previously reported. Hr block free efile Reminder Foreign-source income. Hr block free efile  If you are a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile law. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile Introduction This chapter discusses the following topics. Hr block free efile Different types of interest income. Hr block free efile What interest is taxable and what interest is nontaxable. Hr block free efile When to report interest income. Hr block free efile How to report interest income on your tax return. Hr block free efile In general, any interest you receive or that is credited to your account and can be withdrawn is taxable income. Hr block free efile Exceptions to this rule are discussed later in this chapter. Hr block free efile You may be able to deduct expenses you have in earning this income on Schedule A (Form 1040) if you itemize your deductions. Hr block free efile See Money borrowed to invest in certificate of deposit , later, and chapter 28. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile Savings Bonds Issued After 1989 8818 Optional Form To Record Redemption of Series EE and I U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile Savings Bonds Issued After 1989 General Information A few items of general interest are covered here. Hr block free efile Recordkeeping. Hr block free efile You should keep a list showing sources and interest amounts received during the year. Hr block free efile Also, keep the forms you receive showing your interest income (Forms 1099-INT, for example) as an important part of your records. Hr block free efile Tax on unearned income of certain children. Hr block free efile    Part of a child's 2013 unearned income may be taxed at the parent's tax rate. Hr block free efile If so, Form 8615, Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income, must be completed and attached to the child's tax return. Hr block free efile If not, Form 8615 is not required and the child's income is taxed at his or her own tax rate. Hr block free efile   Some parents can choose to include the child's interest and dividends on the parent's return. Hr block free efile If you can, use Form 8814, Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends, for this purpose. Hr block free efile   For more information about the tax on unearned income of children and the parents' election, see chapter 31. Hr block free efile Beneficiary of an estate or trust. Hr block free efile   Interest you receive as a beneficiary of an estate or trust is generally taxable income. Hr block free efile You should receive a Schedule K-1 (Form 1041), Beneficiary's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Hr block free efile , from the fiduciary. Hr block free efile Your copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1041) and its instructions will tell you where to report the income on your Form 1040. Hr block free efile Social security number (SSN). Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile This includes payers of interest. Hr block free efile If you do not give your SSN or ITIN to the payer of interest, you may have to pay a penalty. Hr block free efile SSN for joint account. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile (For information on who owns the funds in a joint account, see Joint accounts , later. Hr block free efile ) If the joint account contains combined funds, give the SSN of the person whose name is listed first on the account. Hr block free efile This is because only one name and SSN can be shown on Form 1099. Hr block free efile   These rules apply both to joint ownership by a married couple and to joint ownership by other individuals. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile Custodian account for your child. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile Penalty for failure to supply SSN. Hr block free efile   If you do not give your SSN to the payer of interest, you may have to pay a penalty. Hr block free efile See Failure to supply SSN under Penalties in chapter 1. Hr block free efile Backup withholding also may apply. Hr block free efile Backup withholding. Hr block free efile   Your interest income is generally not subject to regular withholding. Hr block free efile However, it may be subject to backup withholding to ensure that income tax is collected on the income. Hr block free efile Under backup withholding, the payer of interest must withhold, as income tax, on the amount you are paid, applying the appropriate withholding rate. Hr block free efile   Backup withholding may also be required if the IRS has determined that you underreported your interest or dividend income. Hr block free efile For more information, see Backup Withholding in chapter 4. Hr block free efile Reporting backup withholding. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile The Form 1099-INT will show any backup withholding as “Federal income tax withheld. Hr block free efile ” Joint accounts. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile Income from property given to a child. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile Savings account with parent as trustee. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile The savings account legally belongs to the child. Hr block free efile The parents are not legally permitted to use any of the funds to support the child. Hr block free efile Form 1099-INT. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile This form shows you the interest you received during the year. Hr block free efile Keep this form for your records. Hr block free efile You do not have to attach it to your tax return. Hr block free efile   Report on your tax return the total interest income you receive for the tax year. Hr block free efile Interest not reported on Form 1099-INT. Hr block free efile   Even if you do not receive Form 1099-INT, you must still report all of your interest income. Hr block free efile For example, you may receive distributive shares of interest from partnerships or S corporations. Hr block free efile This interest is reported to you on Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), Partner's Share of Income, Deduction, Credits, etc. Hr block free efile , or Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S), Shareholder's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Hr block free efile Nominees. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile Incorrect amount. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile The new Form 1099-INT you receive will be marked “Corrected. Hr block free efile ” Form 1099-OID. Hr block free efile   Reportable interest income also may be shown on Form 1099-OID, Original Issue Discount. Hr block free efile For more information about amounts shown on this form, see Original Issue Discount (OID) , later in this chapter. Hr block free efile Exempt-interest dividends. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile (However, see Information reporting requirement , next. Hr block free efile ) Exempt-interest dividends should be shown in box 10 of Form 1099-DIV. Hr block free efile You do not reduce your basis for distributions that are exempt-interest dividends. Hr block free efile Information reporting requirement. Hr block free efile   Although exempt-interest dividends are not taxable, you must show them on your tax return if you have to file. Hr block free efile This is an information reporting requirement and does not change the exempt-interest dividends into taxable income. Hr block free efile Note. Hr block free efile Exempt-interest dividends paid from specified private activity bonds may be subject to the alternative minimum tax. Hr block free efile See Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) in chapter 30 for more information. Hr block free efile Chapter 1 of Publication 550 contains a discussion on private activity bonds under State or Local Government Obligations. Hr block free efile Interest on VA dividends. Hr block free efile   Interest on insurance dividends left on deposit with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is not taxable. Hr block free efile This includes interest paid on dividends on converted United States Government Life Insurance and on National Service Life Insurance policies. Hr block free efile Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Hr block free efile   Interest on a Roth IRA generally is not taxable. Hr block free efile Interest on a traditional IRA is tax deferred. Hr block free efile You generally do not include it in your income until you make withdrawals from the IRA. Hr block free efile See chapter 17. Hr block free efile Taxable Interest Taxable interest includes interest you receive from bank accounts, loans you make to others, and other sources. Hr block free efile The following are some sources of taxable interest. Hr block free efile Dividends that are actually interest. Hr block free efile   Certain distributions commonly called dividends are actually interest. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile  The “dividends” will be shown as interest income on Form 1099-INT. Hr block free efile Money market funds. Hr block free efile   Money market funds pay dividends and are offered by nonbank financial institutions, such as mutual funds and stock brokerage houses. Hr block free efile Generally, amounts you receive from money market funds should be reported as dividends, not as interest. Hr block free efile Certificates of deposit and other deferred interest accounts. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile The same is true for accounts that mature in 1 year or less and pay interest in a single payment at maturity. Hr block free efile If interest is deferred for more than 1 year, see Original Issue Discount (OID) , later. Hr block free efile Interest subject to penalty for early withdrawal. Hr block free efile   If you withdraw funds from a deferred interest account before maturity, you may have to pay a penalty. Hr block free efile You must report the total amount of interest paid or credited to your account during the year, without subtracting the penalty. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile Money borrowed to invest in certificate of deposit. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile You must report the total interest you earn on the certificate in your income. Hr block free efile If you itemize deductions, you can deduct the interest you pay as investment interest, up to the amount of your net investment income. Hr block free efile See Interest Expenses in chapter 3 of Publication 550. Hr block free efile Example. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile The bank gives you a Form 1099-INT for 2013 showing the $575 interest you earned. Hr block free efile The bank also gives you a statement showing that you paid $310 interest for 2013. Hr block free efile You must include the $575 in your income. Hr block free efile If you itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), you can deduct $310, subject to the net investment income limit. Hr block free efile Gift for opening account. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile   For deposits of less than $5,000, gifts or services valued at more than $10 must be reported as interest. Hr block free efile For deposits of $5,000 or more, gifts or services valued at more than $20 must be reported as interest. Hr block free efile The value is determined by the cost to the financial institution. Hr block free efile Example. Hr block free efile You open a savings account at your local bank and deposit $800. Hr block free efile The account earns $20 interest. Hr block free efile You also receive a $15 calculator. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile You must report $35 interest income on your tax return. Hr block free efile Interest on insurance dividends. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile Prepaid insurance premiums. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile obligations. Hr block free efile   Interest on U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile obligations, such as U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile Treasury bills, notes, and bonds, issued by any agency or instrumentality of the United States is taxable for federal income tax purposes. Hr block free efile Interest on tax refunds. Hr block free efile   Interest you receive on tax refunds is taxable income. Hr block free efile Interest on condemnation award. Hr block free efile   If the condemning authority pays you interest to compensate you for a delay in payment of an award, the interest is taxable. Hr block free efile Installment sale payments. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile That interest is taxable when you receive it. Hr block free efile If little or no interest is provided for in a deferred payment contract, part of each payment may be treated as interest. Hr block free efile See Unstated Interest and Original Issue Discount in Publication 537, Installment Sales. Hr block free efile Interest on annuity contract. Hr block free efile   Accumulated interest on an annuity contract you sell before its maturity date is taxable. Hr block free efile Usurious interest. Hr block free efile   Usurious interest is interest charged at an illegal rate. Hr block free efile This is taxable as interest unless state law automatically changes it to a payment on the principal. Hr block free efile Interest income on frozen deposits. Hr block free efile   Exclude from your gross income interest on frozen deposits. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile   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). Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile   The interest you exclude is treated as credited to your account in the following year. Hr block free efile You must include it in income in the year you can withdraw it. Hr block free efile Example. Hr block free efile $100 of interest was credited on your frozen deposit during the year. Hr block free efile You withdrew $80 but could not withdraw any more as of the end of the year. Hr block free efile You must include $80 in your income and exclude $20 from your income for the year. Hr block free efile You must include the $20 in your income for the year you can withdraw it. Hr block free efile Bonds traded flat. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile The defaulted or unpaid interest is not income and is not taxable as interest if paid later. Hr block free efile When you receive a payment of that interest, it is a return of capital that reduces the remaining cost basis of your bond. Hr block free efile Interest that accrues after the date of purchase, however, is taxable interest income for the year it is received or accrued. Hr block free efile See Bonds Sold Between Interest Dates , later, for more information. Hr block free efile Below-market loans. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile See Below-Market Loans in chapter 1 of Publication 550 for more information. Hr block free efile U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile Savings Bonds This section provides tax information on U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bonds. Hr block free efile It explains how to report the interest income on these bonds and how to treat transfers of these bonds. Hr block free efile For other information on U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bonds, write to:  For series EE and I paper savings bonds: Bureau of the Public Debt Division of Customer Assistance P. Hr block free efile O. Hr block free efile Box 7012 Parkersburg, WV 26106-7012  For series EE and I electronic bonds: Bureau of the Public Debt Division of Customer Assistance P. Hr block free efile O. Hr block free efile Box 7015 Parkersburg, WV 26106–7015  For series HH/H: Bureau of the Public Debt Division of Customer Assistance P. Hr block free efile O. Hr block free efile Box 2186 Parkersburg, WV 26106-2186 Or, on the Internet, visit: www. Hr block free efile treasurydirect. Hr block free efile gov/indiv/indiv. Hr block free efile htm. Hr block free efile Accrual method taxpayers. Hr block free efile   If you use an accrual method of accounting, you must report interest on U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bonds each year as it accrues. Hr block free efile You cannot postpone reporting interest until you receive it or until the bonds mature. Hr block free efile Accrual methods of accounting are explained in chapter 1 under Accounting Methods . Hr block free efile Cash method taxpayers. Hr block free efile   If you use the cash method of accounting, as most individual taxpayers do, you generally report the interest on U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bonds when you receive it. Hr block free efile The cash method of accounting is explained in chapter 1 under Accounting Methods. Hr block free efile But see Reporting options for cash method taxpayers , later. Hr block free efile Series HH bonds. Hr block free efile    These bonds were issued at face value. Hr block free efile Interest is paid twice a year by direct deposit to your bank account. Hr block free efile If you are a cash method taxpayer, you must report interest on these bonds as income in the year you receive it. Hr block free efile   Series HH bonds were first offered in 1980 and last offered in August 2004. Hr block free efile Before 1980, series H bonds were issued. Hr block free efile Series H bonds are treated the same as series HH bonds. Hr block free efile If you are a cash method taxpayer, you must report the interest when you receive it. Hr block free efile   Series H bonds have a maturity period of 30 years. Hr block free efile Series HH bonds mature in 20 years. Hr block free efile The last series H bonds matured in 2009. Hr block free efile Series EE and series I bonds. Hr block free efile   Interest on these bonds is payable when you redeem the bonds. Hr block free efile The difference between the purchase price and the redemption value is taxable interest. Hr block free efile Series EE bonds. Hr block free efile   Series EE bonds were first offered in January 1980 and have a maturity period of 30 years. Hr block free efile   Before July 1980, series E bonds were issued. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile Paper series EE and series E bonds are issued at a discount. Hr block free efile The face value is payable to you at maturity. Hr block free efile Electronic series EE bonds are issued at their face value. Hr block free efile The face value plus accrued interest is payable to you at maturity. Hr block free efile As of January 1, 2012, paper savings bonds were no longer sold at financial institutions. Hr block free efile   Owners of paper series EE bonds can convert them to electronic bonds. Hr block free efile These converted bonds do not retain the denomination listed on the paper certificate but are posted at their purchase price (with accrued interest). Hr block free efile Series I bonds. Hr block free efile   Series I bonds were first offered in 1998. Hr block free efile These are inflation-indexed bonds issued at their face amount with a maturity period of 30 years. Hr block free efile The face value plus all accrued interest is payable to you at maturity. Hr block free efile Reporting options for cash method taxpayers. Hr block free efile   If you use the cash method of reporting income, you can report the interest on series EE, series E, and series I bonds in either of the following ways. Hr block free efile Method 1. Hr block free efile Postpone reporting the interest until the earlier of the year you cash or dispose of the bonds or the year they mature. Hr block free efile (However, see Savings bonds traded , later. Hr block free efile )  Note. Hr block free efile Series EE bonds issued in 1983 matured in 2013. Hr block free efile If you have used method 1, you generally must report the interest on these bonds on your 2013 return. Hr block free efile The last series E bonds were issued in 1980 and matured in 2010. Hr block free efile If you used method 1, you generally should have reported the interest on these bonds on your 2010 return. Hr block free efile Method 2. Hr block free efile Choose to report the increase in redemption value as interest each year. Hr block free efile You must use the same method for all series EE, series E, and series I bonds you own. Hr block free efile If you do not choose method 2 by reporting the increase in redemption value as interest each year, you must use method 1. Hr block free efile    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. Hr block free efile To learn how, see Education Savings Bond Program, later. Hr block free efile Change from method 1. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile In the year of change you must report all interest accrued to date and not previously reported for all your bonds. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile Change from method 2. Hr block free efile   To change from method 2 to method 1, you must request permission from the IRS. Hr block free efile Permission for the change is automatically granted if you send the IRS a statement that meets all the following requirements. Hr block free efile You have typed or printed the following number at the top: “131. Hr block free efile ” It includes your name and social security number under “131. Hr block free efile ” It includes the year of change (both the beginning and ending dates). Hr block free efile It identifies the savings bonds for which you are requesting this change. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile   You must attach this statement to your tax return for the year of change, which you must file by the due date (including extensions). Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile On the statement, type or print “Filed pursuant to section 301. Hr block free efile 9100-2. Hr block free efile ” To get this extension, you must have filed your original return for the year of the change by the due date (including extensions). Hr block free efile    By the date you file the original statement with your return, you must also send a signed copy to the address below. Hr block free efile   Internal Revenue Service Attention: CC:IT&A (Automatic Rulings Branch) P. Hr block free efile O. Hr block free efile Box 7604 Benjamin Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044   If you use a private delivery service, send the signed copy to the address below. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile In that case, follow the form instructions for an automatic change. Hr block free efile No user fee is required. Hr block free efile Co-owners. Hr block free efile   If a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile One co-owner's funds used. Hr block free efile    If you used your funds to buy the bond, you must pay the tax on the interest. Hr block free efile This is true even if you let the other co-owner redeem the bond and keep all the proceeds. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile The co-owner who redeemed the bond is a “nominee. Hr block free efile ” 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. Hr block free efile Both co-owners' funds used. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile Community property. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile If you file separate returns, each of you generally must report one-half of the bond interest. Hr block free efile For more information about community property, see Publication 555. Hr block free efile Table 7-1. Hr block free efile   These rules are also shown in Table 7-1. Hr block free efile Ownership transferred. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile But, if the bonds were reissued in your name alone, you do not have to report the interest accrued at that time. Hr block free efile   This same rule applies when bonds (other than bonds held as community property) are transferred between spouses or incident to divorce. Hr block free efile Purchased jointly. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile This interest, however, as well as all interest earned after the reissue, is income to the former co-owner. Hr block free efile   This income-reporting rule also applies when the bonds are reissued in the name of your former co-owner and a new co-owner. Hr block free efile But the new co-owner will report only his or her share of the interest earned after the transfer. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile    Table 7-1. Hr block free efile Who Pays the Tax on U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile Savings Bond Interest IF . Hr block free efile . Hr block free efile . Hr block free efile THEN the interest must be reported by . Hr block free efile . Hr block free efile . Hr block free efile you buy a bond in your name and the name of another person as co-owners, using only your own funds you. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile you and your spouse, who live in a community property state, buy a bond that is community property you and your spouse. Hr block free efile If you file separate returns, both you and your spouse generally report one-half of the interest. Hr block free efile Example 1. Hr block free efile You and your spouse each spent an equal amount to buy a $1,000 series EE savings bond. Hr block free efile The bond was issued to you and your spouse as co-owners. Hr block free efile You both postpone reporting interest on the bond. Hr block free efile You later have the bond reissued as two $500 bonds, one in your name and one in your spouse's name. Hr block free efile At that time neither you nor your spouse has to report the interest earned to the date of reissue. Hr block free efile Example 2. Hr block free efile You bought a $1,000 series EE savings bond entirely with your own funds. Hr block free efile The bond was issued to you and your spouse as co-owners. Hr block free efile You both postpone reporting interest on the bond. Hr block free efile You later have the bond reissued as two $500 bonds, one in your name and one in your spouse's name. Hr block free efile You must report half the interest earned to the date of reissue. Hr block free efile Transfer to a trust. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile See Savings bonds traded , later. Hr block free efile Decedents. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile This is explained in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Hr block free efile Savings bonds traded. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile (You cannot trade series I bonds for series HH bonds. Hr block free efile After August 31, 2004, you cannot trade any other series of bonds for series HH bonds. Hr block free efile ) Any cash you received is income up to the amount of the interest earned on the bonds traded. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile Example. Hr block free efile You traded series EE bonds (on which you postponed reporting the interest) for $2,500 in series HH bonds and $223 in cash. Hr block free efile You reported the $223 as taxable income on your tax return. Hr block free efile At the time of the trade, the series EE bonds had accrued interest of $523 and a redemption value of $2,723. Hr block free efile You hold the series HH bonds until maturity, when you receive $2,500. Hr block free efile You must report $300 as interest income in the year of maturity. Hr block free efile This is the difference between their redemption value, $2,500, and your cost, $2,200 (the amount you paid for the series EE bonds). Hr block free efile (It is also the difference between the accrued interest of $523 on the series EE bonds and the $223 cash received on the trade. Hr block free efile ) Choice to report interest in year of trade. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile If you made this choice, it is treated as a change from method 1. Hr block free efile See Change from method 1 under Series EE and series I bonds, earlier. Hr block free efile Form 1099-INT for U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bonds interest. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile However, your Form 1099-INT may show more interest than you have to include on your income tax return. Hr block free efile For example, this may happen if any of the following are true. Hr block free efile You chose to report the increase in the redemption value of the bond each year. Hr block free efile The interest shown on your Form 1099-INT will not be reduced by amounts previously included in income. Hr block free efile You received the bond from a decedent. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile Ownership of the bond was transferred. Hr block free efile The interest shown on your Form 1099-INT will not be reduced by interest that accrued before the transfer. Hr block free efile You were named as a co-owner, and the other co-owner contributed funds to buy the bond. Hr block free efile The interest shown on your Form 1099-INT will not be reduced by the amount you received as nominee for the other co-owner. Hr block free efile (See Co-owners , earlier in this chapter, for more information about the reporting requirements. Hr block free efile ) You received the bond in a taxable distribution from a retirement or profit-sharing plan. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile (This amount is generally shown on Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Hr block free efile , for the year of distribution. Hr block free efile )   For more information on including the correct amount of interest on your return, see How To Report Interest Income , later. Hr block free efile Publication 550 includes examples showing how to report these amounts. Hr block free efile    Interest on U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bonds is exempt from state and local taxes. Hr block free efile The Form 1099-INT you receive will indicate the amount that is for U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bond interest in box 3. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bonds during the year if you pay qualified higher educational expenses during the same year. Hr block free efile This exclusion is known as the Education Savings Bond Program. Hr block free efile You do not qualify for this exclusion if your filing status is married filing separately. Hr block free efile Form 8815. Hr block free efile   Use Form 8815 to figure your exclusion. Hr block free efile Attach the form to your Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Hr block free efile Qualified U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bonds. Hr block free efile   A qualified U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bond is a series EE bond issued after 1989 or a series I bond. Hr block free efile The bond must be issued either in your name (sole owner) or in your and your spouse's names (co-owners). Hr block free efile You must be at least 24 years old before the bond's issue date. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile    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. Hr block free efile Beneficiary. Hr block free efile   You can designate any individual (including a child) as a beneficiary of the bond. Hr block free efile Verification by IRS. Hr block free efile   If you claim the exclusion, the IRS will check it by using bond redemption information from the Department of the Treasury. Hr block free efile Qualified expenses. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile   Qualified expenses include any contribution you make to a qualified tuition program or to a Coverdell education savings account. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile Eligible educational institutions. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile Department of Education. Hr block free efile Reduction for certain benefits. Hr block free efile   You must reduce your qualified higher educational expenses by all of the following tax-free benefits. Hr block free efile Tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships (see Scholarships and fellowships in chapter 12). Hr block free efile Expenses used to figure the tax-free portion of distributions from a Coverdell ESA. Hr block free efile Expenses used to figure the tax-free portion of distributions from a qualified tuition program. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile Any expense used in figuring the American Opportunity and lifetime learning credits. Hr block free efile Amount excludable. Hr block free efile   If the total proceeds (interest and principal) from the qualified U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile If the proceeds are more than the expenses, you may be able to exclude only part of the interest. Hr block free efile   To determine the excludable amount, multiply the interest part of the proceeds by a fraction. Hr block free efile The numerator of the fraction is the qualified higher educational expenses you paid during the year. Hr block free efile The denominator of the fraction is the total proceeds you received during the year. Hr block free efile Example. Hr block free efile In February 2013, Mark and Joan, a married couple, cashed a qualified series EE U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bond they bought in April 1997. Hr block free efile They received proceeds of $8,372 representing principal of $5,000 and interest of $3,372. Hr block free efile In 2013, they paid $4,000 of their daughter's college tuition. Hr block free efile They are not claiming an education credit for that amount, and their daughter does not have any tax-free educational assistance. Hr block free efile They can exclude $1,611 ($3,372 × ($4,000 ÷ $8,372)) of interest in 2013. Hr block free efile They must pay tax on the remaining $1,761 ($3,372 − $1,611) interest. Hr block free efile Modified adjusted gross income limit. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile   Use the Line 9 Worksheet in the Form 8815 instructions to figure your modified AGI. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile Recordkeeping. Hr block free efile If you claim the interest exclusion, you must keep a written record of the qualified U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bonds you redeem. Hr block free efile Your record must include the serial number, issue date, face value, and total redemption proceeds (principal and interest) of each bond. Hr block free efile You can use Form 8818 to record this information. Hr block free efile You should also keep bills, receipts, canceled checks, or other documentation that shows you paid qualified higher educational expenses during the year. Hr block free efile U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds Treasury bills, notes, and bonds are direct debts (obligations) of the U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile Government. Hr block free efile Taxation of interest. Hr block free efile   Interest income from Treasury bills, notes, and bonds is subject to federal income tax but is exempt from all state and local income taxes. Hr block free efile You should receive Form 1099-INT showing the interest (in box 3) paid to you for the year. Hr block free efile   Payments of principal and interest generally will be credited to your designated checking or savings account by direct deposit through the TreasuryDirect® system. Hr block free efile Treasury bills. Hr block free efile   These bills generally have a 4-week, 13-week, 26-week, or 52-week maturity period. Hr block free efile They are generally issued at a discount in the amount of $100 and multiples of $100. Hr block free efile The difference between the discounted price you pay for the bills and the face value you receive at maturity is interest income. Hr block free efile Generally, you report this interest income when the bill is paid at maturity. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile Treasury notes and bonds. Hr block free efile   Treasury notes have maturity periods of more than 1 year, ranging up to 10 years. Hr block free efile Maturity periods for Treasury bonds are longer than 10 years. Hr block free efile Both generally are issued in denominations of $100 to $1 million and generally pay interest every 6 months. Hr block free efile Generally, you report this interest for the year paid. Hr block free efile For more information, see U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Hr block free efile For other information on Treasury notes or bonds, write to:  Bureau of the Public Debt P. Hr block free efile O. Hr block free efile Box 7015 Parkersburg, WV 26106-7015 Or, on the Internet, visit: www. Hr block free efile treasurydirect. Hr block free efile gov/indiv/indiv. Hr block free efile htm. Hr block free efile For information on series EE, series I, and series HH savings bonds, see U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile Savings Bonds , earlier. Hr block free efile Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS). Hr block free efile   These securities pay interest twice a year at a fixed rate, based on a principal amount adjusted to take into account inflation and deflation. Hr block free efile For the tax treatment of these securities, see Inflation-Indexed Debt Instruments under Original Issue Discount (OID), in Publication 550. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile You must report that part of the sales price as interest income for the year of sale. Hr block free efile If you buy a bond between interest payment dates, part of the purchase price represents interest accrued before the date of purchase. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile See Accrued interest on bonds under How To Report Interest Income in chapter 1 of Publication 550 for information on reporting the payment. Hr block free efile Insurance Life insurance proceeds paid to you as beneficiary of the insured person are usually not taxable. Hr block free efile But if you receive the proceeds in installments, you must usually report a part of each installment payment as interest income. Hr block free efile For more information about insurance proceeds received in installments, see Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income. Hr block free efile Annuity. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile See chapter 10 for information on pension and annuity income from nonqualified plans. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile Information reporting requirement. Hr block free efile   If you must file a tax return, you are required to show any tax-exempt interest you received on your return. Hr block free efile This is an information reporting requirement only. Hr block free efile It does not change tax-exempt interest to taxable interest. Hr block free efile Original Issue Discount (OID) Original issue discount (OID) is a form of interest. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile A debt instrument generally has OID when the instrument is issued for a price that is less than its stated redemption price at maturity. Hr block free efile OID is the difference between the stated redemption price at maturity and the issue price. Hr block free efile All debt instruments that pay no interest before maturity are presumed to be issued at a discount. Hr block free efile Zero coupon bonds are one example of these instruments. Hr block free efile 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). Hr block free efile See Discount on Short-Term Obligations in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Hr block free efile De minimis OID. Hr block free efile   You can treat the discount as zero if it is less than one-fourth of 1% (. Hr block free efile 0025) of the stated redemption price at maturity multiplied by the number of full years from the date of original issue to maturity. Hr block free efile This small discount is known as “de minimis” OID. Hr block free efile Example 1. Hr block free efile You bought a 10-year bond with a stated redemption price at maturity of $1,000, issued at $980 with OID of $20. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile Because the $20 discount is less than $25, the OID is treated as zero. Hr block free efile (If you hold the bond at maturity, you will recognize $20 ($1,000 − $980) of capital gain. Hr block free efile ) Example 2. Hr block free efile The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that the bond was issued at $950. Hr block free efile The OID is $50. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile Debt instrument bought after original issue. Hr block free efile   If you buy a debt instrument with de minimis OID at a premium, the discount is not includible in income. Hr block free efile If you buy a debt instrument with de minimis OID at a discount, the discount is reported under the market discount rules. Hr block free efile See Market Discount Bonds in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Hr block free efile Exceptions to reporting OID. Hr block free efile   The OID rules discussed in this chapter do not apply to the following debt instruments. Hr block free efile Tax-exempt obligations. Hr block free efile (However, see Stripped tax-exempt obligations under Stripped Bonds and Coupons in chapter 1 of Publication 550). Hr block free efile U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bonds. Hr block free efile Short-term debt instruments (those with a fixed maturity date of not more than 1 year from the date of issue). Hr block free efile Obligations issued by an individual before March 2, 1984. Hr block free efile Loans between individuals if all the following are true. Hr block free efile The lender is not in the business of lending money. Hr block free efile The amount of the loan, plus the amount of any outstanding prior loans between the same individuals, is $10,000 or less. Hr block free efile Avoiding any federal tax is not one of the principal purposes of the loan. Hr block free efile Form 1099-OID. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile Form 1099-OID will show, in box 1, the amount of OID for the part of the year that you held the bond. Hr block free efile It also will show, in box 2, the stated interest you must include in your income. Hr block free efile A copy of Form 1099-OID will be sent to the IRS. Hr block free efile Do not file your copy with your return. Hr block free efile Keep it for your records. Hr block free efile   In most cases, you must report the entire amount in boxes 1 and 2 of Form 1099-OID as interest income. Hr block free efile But see Refiguring OID shown on Form 1099-OID, later in this discussion, for more information. Hr block free efile Form 1099-OID not received. Hr block free efile   If you had OID for the year but did not receive a Form 1099-OID, you can find tables on IRS. Hr block free efile gov that list total OID on certain debt instruments and have information that will help you figure OID. Hr block free efile For the latest OID tables, go to www. Hr block free efile irs. Hr block free efile gov and enter “OID tables” in the Search box. Hr block free efile If your debt instrument is not listed, consult the issuer for further information about the accrued OID for the year. Hr block free efile Nominee. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile Refiguring OID shown on Form 1099-OID. Hr block free efile   You must refigure the OID shown in box 1 or box 8 of Form 1099-OID if either of the following apply. Hr block free efile You bought the debt instrument after its original issue and paid a premium or an acquisition premium. Hr block free efile The debt instrument is a stripped bond or a stripped coupon (including certain zero coupon instruments). Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile Refiguring periodic interest shown on Form 1099-OID. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile Certificates of deposit (CDs). Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile   This also applies to similar deposit arrangements with banks, building and loan associations, etc. Hr block free efile , including: Time deposits, Bonus plans, Savings certificates, Deferred income certificates, Bonus savings certificates, and Growth savings certificates. Hr block free efile Bearer CDs. Hr block free efile   CDs issued after 1982 generally must be in registered form. Hr block free efile Bearer CDs are CDs not in registered form. Hr block free efile They are not issued in the depositor's name and are transferable from one individual to another. Hr block free efile   Banks must provide the IRS and the person redeeming a bearer CD with a Form 1099-INT. Hr block free efile More information. Hr block free efile   See chapter 1 of Publication 550 for more information about OID and related topics, such as market discount bonds. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile Cash method. Hr block free efile   Most individual taxpayers use the cash method. Hr block free efile If you use this method, you generally report your interest income in the year in which you actually or constructively receive it. Hr block free efile However, there are special rules for reporting the discount on certain debt instruments. Hr block free efile See U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile Savings Bonds and Original Issue Discount (OID) , earlier. Hr block free efile Example. Hr block free efile On September 1, 2011, you loaned another individual $2,000 at 12%, compounded annually. Hr block free efile You are not in the business of lending money. Hr block free efile The note stated that principal and interest would be due on August 31, 2013. Hr block free efile In 2013, you received $2,508. Hr block free efile 80 ($2,000 principal and $508. Hr block free efile 80 interest). Hr block free efile If you use the cash method, you must include in income on your 2013 return the $508. Hr block free efile 80 interest you received in that year. Hr block free efile Constructive receipt. Hr block free efile   You constructively receive income when it is credited to your account or made available to you. Hr block free efile You do not need to have physical possession of it. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile This is true even if they are not yet entered in your passbook. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile Accrual method. Hr block free efile   If you use an accrual method, you report your interest income when you earn it, whether or not you have received it. Hr block free efile Interest is earned over the term of the debt instrument. Hr block free efile Example. Hr block free efile If, in the previous example, you use an accrual method, you must include the interest in your income as you earn it. Hr block free efile You would report the interest as follows: 2011, $80; 2012, $249. Hr block free efile 60; and 2013, $179. Hr block free efile 20. Hr block free efile Coupon bonds. Hr block free efile   Interest on coupon bonds is taxable in the year the coupon becomes due and payable. Hr block free efile It does not matter when you mail the coupon for payment. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile You cannot use Form 1040EZ if your taxable interest income is more than $1,500. Hr block free efile Instead, you must use Form 1040A or Form 1040. Hr block free efile Form 1040A. Hr block free efile   You must complete Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part I, if you file Form 1040A and any of the following are true. Hr block free efile Your taxable interest income is more than $1,500. Hr block free efile You are claiming the interest exclusion under the Education Savings Bond Program (discussed earlier). Hr block free efile You received interest from a seller-financed mortgage, and the buyer used the property as a home. Hr block free efile You received a Form 1099-INT for U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bond interest that includes amounts you reported before 2013. Hr block free efile You received, as a nominee, interest that actually belongs to someone else. Hr block free efile You received a Form 1099-INT for interest on frozen deposits. Hr block free efile You are reporting OID in an amount less than the amount shown on Form 1099-OID. Hr block free efile You received a Form 1099-INT for interest on a bond you bought between interest payment dates. Hr block free efile 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). Hr block free efile List each payer's name and the amount of interest income received from each payer on line 1. Hr block free efile If you received a Form 1099-INT or Form 1099-OID from a brokerage firm, list the brokerage firm as the payer. Hr block free efile   You cannot use Form 1040A if you must use Form 1040, as described next. Hr block free efile Form 1040. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040). Hr block free efile   You must complete Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part I, if you file Form 1040 and any of the following apply. Hr block free efile Your taxable interest income is more than $1,500. Hr block free efile You are claiming the interest exclusion under the Education Savings Bond Program (discussed earlier). Hr block free efile You received interest from a seller-financed mortgage, and the buyer used the property as a home. Hr block free efile You received a Form 1099-INT for U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bond interest that includes amounts you reported before 2013. Hr block free efile You received, as a nominee, interest that actually belongs to someone else. Hr block free efile You received a Form 1099-INT for interest on frozen deposits. Hr block free efile You received a Form 1099-INT for interest on a bond you bought between interest payment dates. Hr block free efile You are reporting OID in an amount less than the amount shown on Form 1099-OID. Hr block free efile Statement (2) in the preceding list under Form 1040 is true. Hr block free efile In Part I, line 1, list each payer's name and the amount received from each. Hr block free efile If you received a Form 1099-INT or Form 1099-OID from a brokerage firm, list the brokerage firm as the payer. Hr block free efile Reporting tax-exempt interest. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile Add these amounts to any other tax-exempt interest you received. Hr block free efile Report the total on line 8b of Form 1040A or 1040. Hr block free efile   If you file Form 1040EZ, enter “TEI” and the amount in the space to the left of line 2. Hr block free efile Do not add tax-exempt interest in the total on Form 1040EZ, line 2. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile These amounts are already included in the amounts on Form 1099-INT, box 8, and Form 1099-DIV, box 10. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile    Do not report interest from an individual retirement account (IRA) as tax-exempt interest. Hr block free efile Form 1099-INT. Hr block free efile   Your taxable interest income, except for interest from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bonds and Treasury obligations, is shown in box 1 of Form 1099-INT. Hr block free efile Add this amount to any other taxable interest income you received. Hr block free efile You must report all of your taxable interest income even if you do not receive a Form 1099-INT. Hr block free efile Generally, contact your financial institution if you do not receive a Form 1099-INT by February 15. Hr block free efile Your identifying number may be truncated on any paper Form 1099-INT you receive. Hr block free efile   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. Hr block free efile See Penalty on early withdrawal of savings in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Hr block free efile   Box 3 of Form 1099-INT shows the interest income you received from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bonds, Treasury bills, Treasury notes, and Treasury bonds. Hr block free efile 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. Hr block free efile If part of the amount shown in box 3 was previously included in your interest income, see U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bond interest previously reported , later. Hr block free efile   Box 4 of Form 1099-INT will contain an amount if you were subject to backup withholding. Hr block free efile 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). Hr block free efile   Box 5 of Form 1099-INT shows investment expenses you may be able to deduct as an itemized deduction. Hr block free efile See chapter 28 for more information about investment expenses. Hr block free efile   If there are entries in boxes 6 and 7 of Form 1099-INT, you must file Form 1040. Hr block free efile 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). Hr block free efile To take the credit, you may have to file Form 1116, Foreign Tax Credit. Hr block free efile For more information, see Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals. Hr block free efile U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bond interest previously reported. Hr block free efile   If you received a Form 1099-INT for U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bond interest, the form may show interest you do not have to report. Hr block free efile See Form 1099-INT for U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile savings bonds interest , earlier, under U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile Savings Bonds. Hr block free efile   On Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part I, line 1, report all the interest shown on your Form 1099-INT. Hr block free efile Then follow these steps. Hr block free efile Several lines above line 2, enter a subtotal of all interest listed on line 1. Hr block free efile Below the subtotal enter “U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile Savings Bond Interest Previously Reported” and enter amounts previously reported or interest accrued before you received the bond. Hr block free efile Subtract these amounts from the subtotal and enter the result on line 2. Hr block free efile More information. Hr block free efile   For more information about how to report interest income, see chapter 1 of Publication 550 or the instructions for the form you must file. Hr block free efile Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Face-to-face Tax Help

IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) are your source for personal tax help when you believe your tax issue can only be handled face-to-face. No appointment is necessary.

Keep in mind, many questions can be resolved online without waiting in line. Through IRS.gov you can:
• Set up a payment plan.
• Get a transcript of your tax return.
• Make a payment.
• Check on your refund.
• Find answers to many of your tax questions.

We are now referring all requests for tax return preparation services to other available resources. You can take advantage of free tax preparation through Free File, Free File Fillable Forms or through a volunteer site in your community. To find the nearest volunteer site location or to get more information about Free File, go to the top of the page and enter “Free Tax Help” in the Search box.

If you have a tax account issues and feel that it requires talking with someone face-to-face, visit your local TAC.

Caution:  Many of our offices are located in Federal Office Buildings. These buildings may not allow visitors to bring in cell phones with camera capabilities.

Multilingual assistance is available in every office. Hours of operation are subject to change.

Before visiting your local office click on "Services Provided" in the chart below to see what services are available. Services are limited and not all services are available at every TAC office and may vary from site to site. You can get these services on a walk-in basis.

City  Street Address  Days/Hours of Service  Telephone* 
Charleston 1 Poston Rd. 
Charleston, SC 29407

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**

 

    Services Provided

(843) 566-0209 
Columbia  1835 Assembly St.
Columbia, SC 29201 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**

 

    Services Provided

(803) 765-5544 
Florence  401 W. Evans St.
Florence, SC 29501 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 
(Closed for lunch 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.)

 

     Services Provided

(843) 664-8889 
Greenville  440 Roper Mountain Rd.
Greenville, SC 29615 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**

 

    Services Provided

(864) 286-7095 
Myrtle Beach  601 19th Ave. N.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.)

 

     Services Provided

(843) 626-2700 

* Note: The phone numbers listed in the chart above are not toll-free for all locations. When you call, you will reach a recorded business message with information about office hours, locations and services provided in that office. If face-to-face assistance is not a priority for you, you may also get help with IRS letters or resolve tax account issues by phone, toll free at 1-800-829-1040 (individuals) or 1-800-829-4933 (businesses). 

For information on where to file your tax return please see Where to File Addresses

The Taxpayer Advocate Service: Call (803)253-3029 in Columbia or 1-877-777-4778 elsewhere, or see Publication 1546, The Taxpayer Advocate Service of the IRS. For further information, see  Tax Topic 104.

Partnerships

IRS and organizations all over the country are partnering to assist taxpayers. Through these partnerships, organizations are also achieving their own goals. These mutually beneficial partnerships are strengthening outreach efforts and bringing education and assistance to millions.

For more information about these programs for individuals and families, contact the Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication Office at:

Internal Revenue Service
1835 Assembly St. MDP 16
Columbia, SC 29201

For more information about these programs for businesses, your local Stakeholder Liaison office establishes relationships with organizations representing small business and self-employed taxpayers. They provide information about the policies, practices and procedures the IRS uses to ensure compliance with the tax laws. To establish a relationship with us, use this list to find a contact in your state:

Stakeholder Liaison (SL) Phone Numbers for Organizations Representing Small Businesses and Self-employed Taxpayers.

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Hr block free efile Publicación 4492(SP) - Introductory Material Tabla de contenidos Introducción Artículos de interés - A usted quizá le interese ver: Introducción En esta publicación se explican las disposiciones principales de la Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005 (Ley de Alivio Tributario para Desastres Causados por el Huracán Katrina del 2005) y la Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005 (Ley de la Zona de Oportunidad del Golfo del 2005). Hr block free efile Artículos de interés - A usted quizá le interese ver: Publicación 526 Charitable Contributions (Contribuciones Caritativas), en inglés 536 Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts (Pérdidas Netas de Operación (NOL) para Personas Físicas, Caudales Hereditarios y Fideicomisos), en inglés 547(SP) Hechos Fortuitos, Desastres y Robos, en español 946 How to Depreciate Property (Cómo Depreciar los Bienes), en inglés Formas (e instrucciones) 4506Request for Copy of Tax Return (Solicitud de una Copia de la Declaración de Impuestos), en inglés 4506-TRequest for Transcript of Tax Return (Solicitud de un Apógrafo de la Declaración de Impuestos), en inglés 4684Casualties and Thefts (Hechos Fortuitos y Robos), en inglés 5884Work Opportunity Credit (Crédito por Oportunidad de Trabajo), en inglés 5884-ACredits for Employers Affected by Hurricane Katrina, Rita, or Wilma (Créditos para Patronos o Empleadores Afectados por el Huracán Katrina, Rita o Wilma), en inglés 8863Education Credits (Hope and Lifetime Learning Credits) (Créditos por Enseñanza Superior (Crédito Hope y Crédito Perpetuo (Vitalicio) por Aprendizaje)), en inglés 8914Exemption Amount for Taxpayers Housing Individuals Displaced by Hurricane Katrina (Cantidad de la Exención para Contribuyentes dando Alojamiento a Personas Desplazadas por el Huracán Katrina), en inglés 8915Qualified Hurricane Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments (Distribuciones y Devoluciones (Reintegros) de Pagos Calificados de Planes de Jubilación a Causa de un Huracán), en inglés Anterior  Subir  Siguiente   Inicio   More Online Publications