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Irs 1040ez Form 2012

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Irs 1040ez Form 2012

Irs 1040ez form 2012 4. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Reporting Gains and Losses Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Information Returns Schedule D and Form 8949Long and Short Term Net Gain or Loss Treatment of Capital Losses Capital Gains Tax Rates Form 4797Mark-to-market election. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Introduction This chapter explains how to report capital gains and losses and ordinary gains and losses from sales, exchanges, and other dispositions of property. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Although this discussion refers to Schedule D (Form 1040) and Form 8949, many of the rules discussed here also apply to taxpayers other than individuals. Irs 1040ez form 2012 However, the rules for property held for personal use usually will not apply to taxpayers other than individuals. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Topics - This chapter discusses: Information returns Schedule D (Form 1040) Form 4797 Form 8949 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 550 Investment Income and Expenses 537 Installment Sales Form (and Instructions) Schedule D (Form 1040) Capital Gains and Losses 1099-B Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions 1099-S Proceeds From Real Estate Transactions 4684 Casualties and Thefts 4797 Sales of Business Property 6252 Installment Sale Income 6781 Gains and Losses from Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles 8824 Like-Kind Exchanges 8949 Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets See chapter 5 for information about getting publications and forms. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Information Returns If you sell or exchange certain assets, you should receive an information return showing the proceeds of the sale. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This information is also provided to the IRS. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Form 1099-B. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you sold property, such as stocks, bonds, or certain commodities, through a broker, you should receive Form 1099-B, Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions, or a substitute statement from the broker. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Use the Form 1099-B or a substitute statement to complete Form 8949 and/or Schedule D. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Whether or not you receive 1099-B, you must report all taxable sales of stock, bonds, commodities, etc. Irs 1040ez form 2012 on Form 8949 and/or Schedule D, as applicable. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For more information on figuring gains and losses from these transactions, see chapter 4 in Publication 550. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For information on reporting the gains and losses, see the Instructions for Form 8949 and the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). Irs 1040ez form 2012 Form 1099-S. Irs 1040ez form 2012   An information return must be provided on certain real estate transactions. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Generally, the person responsible for closing the transaction (the “real estate reporting person”) must report on Form 1099-S sales or exchanges of the following types of property. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Land (improved or unimproved), including air space. Irs 1040ez form 2012 An inherently permanent structure, including any residential, commercial, or industrial building. Irs 1040ez form 2012 A condominium unit and its related fixtures and common elements (including land). Irs 1040ez form 2012 Stock in a cooperative housing corporation. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you sold or exchanged any of the above types of property, the “real estate reporting person” must give you a copy of Form 1099-S or a statement containing the same information as the Form 1099-S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The “real estate reporting person” could include the buyer's attorney, your attorney, the title or escrow company, a mortgage lender, your broker, the buyer's broker, or the person acquiring the biggest interest in the property. Irs 1040ez form 2012   For more information see chapter 4 in Publication 550. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Also, see the Instructions for Form 8949. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Schedule D and Form 8949 Form 8949. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Individuals, corporations, and partnerships, use Form 8949 to report the following. Irs 1040ez form 2012    Sales or exchanges of capital assets, including stocks, bonds, etc. Irs 1040ez form 2012 , and real estate (if not reported on another form or schedule such as Form 4684, 4797, 6252, 6781, or 8824). Irs 1040ez form 2012 Include these transactions even if you did not receive a Form 1099-B or 1099-S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Gains from involuntary conversions (other than from casualty or theft) of capital assets not held for business or profit. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Nonbusiness bad debts. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Individuals, If you are filing a joint return, complete as many copies of Form 8949 as you need to report all of your and your spouse's transactions. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You and your spouse may list your transactions on separate forms or you may combine them. Irs 1040ez form 2012 However, you must include on your Schedule D the totals from all Forms 8949 for both you and your spouse. Irs 1040ez form 2012    Corporations and electing large partnerships also use Form 8949 to report their share of gain or loss from a partnership, S Corporation, estate or trust. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Business entities meeting certain criteria, may have an exception to some of the normal requirements for completing Form 8949. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See the Instructions for Form 8949. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Schedule D. Irs 1040ez form 2012    Use Schedule D (Form 1040) to figure the overall gain or loss from transactions reported on Form 8949, and to report certain transactions you do not have to report on Form 8949. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Before completing Schedule D, you may have to complete other forms as shown below. Irs 1040ez form 2012    Complete all applicable lines of Form 8949 before completing lines 1b, 2, 3, 8b, 9, or 10 of your applicable Schedule D. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Enter on Schedule D the combined totals from all your Forms 8949. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For a sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion of business property, complete Form 4797 (discussed later). Irs 1040ez form 2012 For a like-kind exchange, complete Form 8824. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Reporting the exchange under Like-Kind Exchanges in chapter 1. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For an installment sale, complete Form 6252. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Publication 537. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For an involuntary conversion due to casualty or theft, complete Form 4684. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For a disposition of an interest in, or property used in, an activity to which the at-risk rules apply, complete Form 6198, At-Risk Limitations. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Publication 925, Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For a disposition of an interest in, or property used in, a passive activity, complete Form 8582, Passive Activity Loss Limitations. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Publication 925. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For gains and losses from section 1256 contracts and straddles, complete Form 6781. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Publication 550. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Personal-use property. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Report gain on the sale or exchange of property held for personal use (such as your home) on Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040), as applicable. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Loss from the sale or exchange of property held for personal use is not deductible. Irs 1040ez form 2012 But if you had a loss from the sale or exchange of real estate held for personal use for which you received a Form 1099-S, report the transaction on Form 8949 and Schedule D, even though the loss is not deductible. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040) and the Instructions for Form 8949 for information on how to report the transaction. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Long and Short Term Where you report a capital gain or loss depends on how long you own the asset before you sell or exchange it. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The time you own an asset before disposing of it is the holding period. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you received a Form 1099-B, (or substitute statement) box 1c may help you determine whether the gain or loss is short-term or long-term. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you hold a capital asset 1 year or less, the gain or loss from its disposition is short term. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Report it in Part I of Form 8949 and/or Schedule D, as applicable. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you hold a capital asset longer than 1 year, the gain or loss from its disposition is long term. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Report it in Part II of Form 8949 and/or Schedule D, as applicable. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Table 4-1. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Do I Have a Short-Term or Long-Term Gain or Loss? IF you hold the property. Irs 1040ez form 2012 . Irs 1040ez form 2012 . Irs 1040ez form 2012  THEN you have a. Irs 1040ez form 2012 . Irs 1040ez form 2012 . Irs 1040ez form 2012 1 year or less, Short-term capital gain or  loss. Irs 1040ez form 2012 More than 1 year, Long-term capital gain or  loss. Irs 1040ez form 2012 These distinctions are essential to correctly arrive at your net capital gain or loss. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Capital losses are allowed in full against capital gains plus up to $3,000 of ordinary income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Capital Gains Tax Rates, later. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Holding period. Irs 1040ez form 2012   To figure if you held property longer than 1 year, start counting on the day following the day you acquired the property. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The day you disposed of the property is part of your holding period. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Example. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you bought an asset on June 19, 2012, you should start counting on June 20, 2012. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you sold the asset on June 19, 2013, your holding period is not longer than 1 year, but if you sold it on June 20, 2013, your holding period is longer than 1 year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Patent property. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you dispose of patent property, you generally are considered to have held the property longer than 1 year, no matter how long you actually held it. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For more information, see Patents in chapter 2. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Inherited property. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you inherit property, you are considered to have held the property longer than 1 year, regardless of how long you actually held it. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Installment sale. Irs 1040ez form 2012   The gain from an installment sale of an asset qualifying for long-term capital gain treatment in the year of sale continues to be long term in later tax years. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If it is short term in the year of sale, it continues to be short term when payments are received in later tax years. Irs 1040ez form 2012    The date the installment payment is received determines the capital gains rate that should be applied not the date the asset was sold under an installment contract. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Nontaxable exchange. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you acquire an asset in exchange for another asset and your basis for the new asset is figured, in whole or in part, by using your basis in the old property, the holding period of the new property includes the holding period of the old property. Irs 1040ez form 2012 That is, it begins on the same day as your holding period for the old property. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Example. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You bought machinery on December 4, 2012. Irs 1040ez form 2012 On June 4, 2013, you traded this machinery for other machinery in a nontaxable exchange. Irs 1040ez form 2012 On December 5, 2013, you sold the machinery you got in the exchange. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Your holding period for this machinery began on December 5, 2012. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Therefore, you held it longer than 1 year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Corporate liquidation. Irs 1040ez form 2012   The holding period for property you receive in a liquidation generally starts on the day after you receive it if gain or loss is recognized. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Profit-sharing plan. Irs 1040ez form 2012   The holding period of common stock withdrawn from a qualified contributory profit-sharing plan begins on the day following the day the plan trustee delivered the stock to the transfer agent with instructions to reissue the stock in your name. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Gift. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you receive a gift of property and your basis in it is figured using the donor's basis, your holding period includes the donor's holding period. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For more information on basis, see Publication 551, Basis of Assets. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Real property. Irs 1040ez form 2012   To figure how long you held real property, start counting on the day after you received title to it or, if earlier, the day after you took possession of it and assumed the burdens and privileges of ownership. Irs 1040ez form 2012   However, taking possession of real property under an option agreement is not enough to start the holding period. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The holding period cannot start until there is an actual contract of sale. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The holding period of the seller cannot end before that time. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Repossession. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you sell real property but keep a security interest in it and then later repossess it, your holding period for a later sale includes the period you held the property before the original sale, as well as the period after the repossession. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Your holding period does not include the time between the original sale and the repossession. Irs 1040ez form 2012 That is, it does not include the period during which the first buyer held the property. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Nonbusiness bad debts. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Nonbusiness bad debts are short-term capital losses. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For information on nonbusiness bad debts, see chapter 4 of Publication 550. Irs 1040ez form 2012    Net Gain or Loss The totals for short-term capital gains and losses and the totals for long-term capital gains and losses must be figured separately. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Net short-term capital gain or loss. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Combine your short-term capital gains and losses, including your share of short-term capital gains or losses from partnerships, S corporations, and fiduciaries and any short-term capital loss carryover. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Do this by adding all your short-term capital gains. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Then add all your short-term capital losses. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Subtract the lesser total from the other. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The result is your net short-term capital gain or loss. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Net long-term capital gain or loss. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Follow the same steps to combine your long-term capital gains and losses. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Include the following items. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Net section 1231 gain from Part I, Form 4797, after any adjustment for nonrecaptured section 1231 losses from prior tax years. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Capital gain distributions from regulated investment companies (mutual funds) and real estate investment trusts. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Your share of long-term capital gains or losses from partnerships, S corporations, and fiduciaries. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Any long-term capital loss carryover. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The result from combining these items with other long-term capital gains and losses is your net long-term capital gain or loss. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Net gain. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If the total of your capital gains is more than the total of your capital losses, the difference is taxable. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Different tax rates may apply to the part that is a net capital gain. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Capital Gains Tax Rates, later. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Net loss. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If the total of your capital losses is more than the total of your capital gains, the difference is deductible. Irs 1040ez form 2012 But there are limits on how much loss you can deduct and when you can deduct it. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Treatment of Capital Losses, next. Irs 1040ez form 2012    Treatment of Capital Losses If your capital losses are more than your capital gains, you can deduct the difference as a capital loss deduction even if you do not have ordinary income to offset it. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The yearly limit on the amount of the capital loss you can deduct is $3,000 ($1,500 if you are married and file a separate return). Irs 1040ez form 2012 Table 4-2. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Holding Period for Different Types of Acquisitions Type of acquisition: When your holding period starts: Stocks and bonds bought on a securities market Day after trading date you bought security. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Ends on trading date you sold security. Irs 1040ez form 2012 U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Treasury notes and bonds If bought at auction, day after notification of bid acceptance. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If bought through subscription, day after subscription was submitted. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Nontaxable exchanges Day after date you acquired old property. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Gift If your basis is giver's adjusted basis, same day as giver's holding period began. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If your basis is FMV, day after date of gift. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Real property bought Generally, day after date you received title to the property. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Real property repossessed Day after date you originally received title to the property, but does not include time between the original sale and date of repossession. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Capital loss carryover. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Generally, you have a capital loss carryover if either of the following situations applies to you. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Your net loss is more than the yearly limit. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Your taxable income without your deduction for exemptions is less than zero. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If either of these situations applies to you for 2013, see Capital Losses under Reporting Capital Gains and Losses in chapter 4 of Publication 550 to figure the amount you can carryover to 2014. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Example. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Bob and Gloria Sampson sold property in 2013. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The sale resulted in a capital loss of $7,000. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The Sampsons had no other capital transactions. Irs 1040ez form 2012 On their joint 2013 return, the Sampsons deduct $3,000, the yearly limit. Irs 1040ez form 2012 They had taxable income of $2,000. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The unused part of the loss, $4,000 ($7,000 − $3,000), is carried over to 2014. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If the Sampsons' capital loss had been $2,000, it would not have been more than the yearly limit. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Their capital loss deduction would have been $2,000. Irs 1040ez form 2012 They would have no carryover to 2014. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Short-term and long-term losses. Irs 1040ez form 2012   When you carry over a loss, it retains its original character as either long term or short term. Irs 1040ez form 2012 A short-term loss you carry over to the next tax year is added to short-term losses occurring in that year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 A long-term loss you carry over to the next tax year is added to long-term losses occurring in that year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 A long-term capital loss you carry over to the next year reduces that year's long-term gains before its short-term gains. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you have both short-term and long-term losses, your short-term losses are used first against your allowable capital loss deduction. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If, after using your short-term losses, you have not reached the limit on the capital loss deduction, use your long-term losses until you reach the limit. Irs 1040ez form 2012 To figure your capital loss carryover from 2013 to 2014 use the Capital Loss Carryover Worksheet in the 2013 Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). Irs 1040ez form 2012 Joint and separate returns. Irs 1040ez form 2012   On a joint return, the capital gains and losses of spouses are figured as the gains and losses of an individual. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you are married and filing a separate return, your yearly capital loss deduction is limited to $1,500. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Neither you nor your spouse can deduct any part of the other's loss. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you and your spouse once filed separate returns and are now filing a joint return, combine your separate capital loss carryovers. Irs 1040ez form 2012 However, if you and your spouse once filed jointly and are now filing separately, any capital loss carryover from the joint return can be deducted only on the return of the spouse who actually had the loss. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Death of taxpayer. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Capital losses cannot be carried over after a taxpayer's death. Irs 1040ez form 2012 They are deductible only on the final income tax return filed on the decedent's behalf. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The yearly limit discussed earlier still applies in this situation. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Even if the loss is greater than the limit, the decedent's estate cannot deduct the difference or carry it over to following years. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Corporations. Irs 1040ez form 2012   A corporation can deduct capital losses only up to the amount of its capital gains. Irs 1040ez form 2012 In other words, if a corporation has a net capital loss, it cannot be deducted in the current tax year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 It must be carried to other tax years and deducted from capital gains occurring in those years. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For more information, see Publication 542. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Capital Gains Tax Rates The tax rates that apply to a net capital gain are generally lower than the tax rates that apply to other income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 These lower rates are called the maximum capital gains rates. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The term “net capital gain” means the amount by which your net long-term capital gain for the year is more than your net short-term capital loss. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For 2013, the maximum tax rates for individuals are 0%, 15%, 20%, 25%, and 28%. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Also, individuals, use the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Worksheet in the Instructions for Form 1040, or the Schedule D Tax Computation Worksheet in the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040) (whichever applies) to figure your tax if you have qualified dividends or net capital gain. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For more information, see chapter 4 of Publication 550. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Also see the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). Irs 1040ez form 2012 Unrecaptured section 1250 gain. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Generally, this is the part of any long-term capital gain on section 1250 property (real property) that is due to depreciation. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Unrecaptured section 1250 gain cannot be more than the net section 1231 gain or include any gain otherwise treated as ordinary income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Use the worksheet in the Schedule D instructions to figure your unrecaptured section 1250 gain. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For more information about section 1250 property and net section 1231 gain, see chapter 3. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Form 4797 Use Form 4797 to report: The sale or exchange of: Property used in your trade or business; Depreciable and amortizable property; Oil, gas, geothermal, or other mineral properties; and Section 126 property. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The involuntary conversion (from other than casualty or theft) of property used in your trade or business and capital assets held in connection with a trade or business or a transaction entered into for profit. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The disposition of noncapital assets (other than inventory or property held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of your trade or business). Irs 1040ez form 2012 The disposition of capital assets not reported on Schedule D. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The gain or loss (including any related recapture) for partners and S corporation shareholders from certain section 179 property dispositions by partnerships (other than electing large partnerships) and S corporations. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The computation of recapture amounts under sections 179 and 280F(b)(2) when the business use of section 179 or listed property decreases to 50% or less. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Gains or losses treated as ordinary gains or losses, if you are a trader in securities or commodities and made a mark-to-market election under Internal Revenue Code section 475(f). Irs 1040ez form 2012 You can use Form 4797 with Form 1040, 1065, 1120, or 1120S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Section 1231 gains and losses. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Show any section 1231 gains and losses in Part I. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Carry a net gain to Schedule D (Form 1040) as a long-term capital gain. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Carry a net loss to Part II of Form 4797 as an ordinary loss. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you had any nonrecaptured net section 1231 losses from the preceding 5 tax years, reduce your net gain by those losses and report the amount of the reduction as an ordinary gain in Part II. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Report any remaining gain on Schedule D (Form 1040). Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Section 1231 Gains and Losses in chapter 3. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Ordinary gains and losses. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Show any ordinary gains and losses in Part II. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This includes a net loss or a recapture of losses from prior years figured in Part I of Form 4797. Irs 1040ez form 2012 It also includes ordinary gain figured in Part III. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Mark-to-market election. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you made a mark-to-market election, you should report all gains and losses from trading as ordinary gains and losses in Part II of Form 4797, instead of as capital gains and losses on Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040). Irs 1040ez form 2012 See the Instructions for Form 4797. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Also see Special Rules for Traders in Securities, in chapter 4 of Publication 550. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Ordinary income from depreciation. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Figure the ordinary income from depreciation on personal property and additional depreciation on real property (as discussed in chapter 3) in Part III. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Carry the ordinary income to Part II of Form 4797 as an ordinary gain. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Carry any remaining gain to Part I as section 1231 gain, unless it is from a casualty or theft. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Carry any remaining gain from a casualty or theft to Form 4684. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Irs 1040ez form 2012 7. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Interest Income Table of Contents Reminder Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: General InformationSSN for joint account. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Custodian account for your child. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Penalty for failure to supply SSN. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Reporting backup withholding. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Savings account with parent as trustee. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Interest not reported on Form 1099-INT. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Nominees. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Incorrect amount. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Information reporting requirement. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Taxable InterestInterest subject to penalty for early withdrawal. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Money borrowed to invest in certificate of deposit. Irs 1040ez form 2012 U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Savings Bonds Education Savings Bond Program U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 How To Report Interest IncomeSchedule B (Form 1040A or 1040). Irs 1040ez form 2012 Reporting tax-exempt interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bond interest previously reported. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Reminder Foreign-source income. Irs 1040ez form 2012  If you are a U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 law. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Introduction This chapter discusses the following topics. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Different types of interest income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 What interest is taxable and what interest is nontaxable. Irs 1040ez form 2012 When to report interest income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 How to report interest income on your tax return. Irs 1040ez form 2012 In general, any interest you receive or that is credited to your account and can be withdrawn is taxable income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Exceptions to this rule are discussed later in this chapter. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You may be able to deduct expenses you have in earning this income on Schedule A (Form 1040) if you itemize your deductions. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Money borrowed to invest in certificate of deposit , later, and chapter 28. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Savings Bonds Issued After 1989 8818 Optional Form To Record Redemption of Series EE and I U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Savings Bonds Issued After 1989 General Information A few items of general interest are covered here. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Recordkeeping. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You should keep a list showing sources and interest amounts received during the year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Also, keep the forms you receive showing your interest income (Forms 1099-INT, for example) as an important part of your records. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Tax on unearned income of certain children. Irs 1040ez form 2012    Part of a child's 2013 unearned income may be taxed at the parent's tax rate. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If so, Form 8615, Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income, must be completed and attached to the child's tax return. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If not, Form 8615 is not required and the child's income is taxed at his or her own tax rate. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Some parents can choose to include the child's interest and dividends on the parent's return. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you can, use Form 8814, Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends, for this purpose. Irs 1040ez form 2012   For more information about the tax on unearned income of children and the parents' election, see chapter 31. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Beneficiary of an estate or trust. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Interest you receive as a beneficiary of an estate or trust is generally taxable income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You should receive a Schedule K-1 (Form 1041), Beneficiary's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Irs 1040ez form 2012 , from the fiduciary. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Your copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1041) and its instructions will tell you where to report the income on your Form 1040. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Social security number (SSN). Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This includes payers of interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you do not give your SSN or ITIN to the payer of interest, you may have to pay a penalty. Irs 1040ez form 2012 SSN for joint account. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 (For information on who owns the funds in a joint account, see Joint accounts , later. Irs 1040ez form 2012 ) If the joint account contains combined funds, give the SSN of the person whose name is listed first on the account. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This is because only one name and SSN can be shown on Form 1099. Irs 1040ez form 2012   These rules apply both to joint ownership by a married couple and to joint ownership by other individuals. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Custodian account for your child. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Penalty for failure to supply SSN. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you do not give your SSN to the payer of interest, you may have to pay a penalty. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Failure to supply SSN under Penalties in chapter 1. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Backup withholding also may apply. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Backup withholding. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Your interest income is generally not subject to regular withholding. Irs 1040ez form 2012 However, it may be subject to backup withholding to ensure that income tax is collected on the income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Under backup withholding, the payer of interest must withhold, as income tax, on the amount you are paid, applying the appropriate withholding rate. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Backup withholding may also be required if the IRS has determined that you underreported your interest or dividend income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For more information, see Backup Withholding in chapter 4. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Reporting backup withholding. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The Form 1099-INT will show any backup withholding as “Federal income tax withheld. Irs 1040ez form 2012 ” Joint accounts. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Income from property given to a child. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Savings account with parent as trustee. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The savings account legally belongs to the child. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The parents are not legally permitted to use any of the funds to support the child. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Form 1099-INT. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This form shows you the interest you received during the year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Keep this form for your records. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You do not have to attach it to your tax return. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Report on your tax return the total interest income you receive for the tax year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Interest not reported on Form 1099-INT. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Even if you do not receive Form 1099-INT, you must still report all of your interest income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For example, you may receive distributive shares of interest from partnerships or S corporations. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This interest is reported to you on Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), Partner's Share of Income, Deduction, Credits, etc. Irs 1040ez form 2012 , or Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S), Shareholder's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Nominees. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Incorrect amount. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The new Form 1099-INT you receive will be marked “Corrected. Irs 1040ez form 2012 ” Form 1099-OID. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Reportable interest income also may be shown on Form 1099-OID, Original Issue Discount. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For more information about amounts shown on this form, see Original Issue Discount (OID) , later in this chapter. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Exempt-interest dividends. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 (However, see Information reporting requirement , next. Irs 1040ez form 2012 ) Exempt-interest dividends should be shown in box 10 of Form 1099-DIV. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You do not reduce your basis for distributions that are exempt-interest dividends. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Information reporting requirement. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Although exempt-interest dividends are not taxable, you must show them on your tax return if you have to file. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This is an information reporting requirement and does not change the exempt-interest dividends into taxable income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Note. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Exempt-interest dividends paid from specified private activity bonds may be subject to the alternative minimum tax. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) in chapter 30 for more information. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Chapter 1 of Publication 550 contains a discussion on private activity bonds under State or Local Government Obligations. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Interest on VA dividends. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Interest on insurance dividends left on deposit with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is not taxable. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This includes interest paid on dividends on converted United States Government Life Insurance and on National Service Life Insurance policies. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Irs 1040ez form 2012   Interest on a Roth IRA generally is not taxable. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Interest on a traditional IRA is tax deferred. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You generally do not include it in your income until you make withdrawals from the IRA. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See chapter 17. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Taxable Interest Taxable interest includes interest you receive from bank accounts, loans you make to others, and other sources. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The following are some sources of taxable interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Dividends that are actually interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Certain distributions commonly called dividends are actually interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012  The “dividends” will be shown as interest income on Form 1099-INT. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Money market funds. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Money market funds pay dividends and are offered by nonbank financial institutions, such as mutual funds and stock brokerage houses. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Generally, amounts you receive from money market funds should be reported as dividends, not as interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Certificates of deposit and other deferred interest accounts. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The same is true for accounts that mature in 1 year or less and pay interest in a single payment at maturity. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If interest is deferred for more than 1 year, see Original Issue Discount (OID) , later. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Interest subject to penalty for early withdrawal. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you withdraw funds from a deferred interest account before maturity, you may have to pay a penalty. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You must report the total amount of interest paid or credited to your account during the year, without subtracting the penalty. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Money borrowed to invest in certificate of deposit. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You must report the total interest you earn on the certificate in your income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you itemize deductions, you can deduct the interest you pay as investment interest, up to the amount of your net investment income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Interest Expenses in chapter 3 of Publication 550. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Example. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The bank gives you a Form 1099-INT for 2013 showing the $575 interest you earned. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The bank also gives you a statement showing that you paid $310 interest for 2013. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You must include the $575 in your income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), you can deduct $310, subject to the net investment income limit. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Gift for opening account. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012   For deposits of less than $5,000, gifts or services valued at more than $10 must be reported as interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For deposits of $5,000 or more, gifts or services valued at more than $20 must be reported as interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The value is determined by the cost to the financial institution. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Example. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You open a savings account at your local bank and deposit $800. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The account earns $20 interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You also receive a $15 calculator. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You must report $35 interest income on your tax return. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Interest on insurance dividends. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Prepaid insurance premiums. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 obligations. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Interest on U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 obligations, such as U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Treasury bills, notes, and bonds, issued by any agency or instrumentality of the United States is taxable for federal income tax purposes. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Interest on tax refunds. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Interest you receive on tax refunds is taxable income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Interest on condemnation award. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If the condemning authority pays you interest to compensate you for a delay in payment of an award, the interest is taxable. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Installment sale payments. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 That interest is taxable when you receive it. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If little or no interest is provided for in a deferred payment contract, part of each payment may be treated as interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Unstated Interest and Original Issue Discount in Publication 537, Installment Sales. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Interest on annuity contract. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Accumulated interest on an annuity contract you sell before its maturity date is taxable. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Usurious interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Usurious interest is interest charged at an illegal rate. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This is taxable as interest unless state law automatically changes it to a payment on the principal. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Interest income on frozen deposits. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Exclude from your gross income interest on frozen deposits. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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). Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012   The interest you exclude is treated as credited to your account in the following year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You must include it in income in the year you can withdraw it. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Example. Irs 1040ez form 2012 $100 of interest was credited on your frozen deposit during the year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You withdrew $80 but could not withdraw any more as of the end of the year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You must include $80 in your income and exclude $20 from your income for the year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You must include the $20 in your income for the year you can withdraw it. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Bonds traded flat. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The defaulted or unpaid interest is not income and is not taxable as interest if paid later. Irs 1040ez form 2012 When you receive a payment of that interest, it is a return of capital that reduces the remaining cost basis of your bond. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Interest that accrues after the date of purchase, however, is taxable interest income for the year it is received or accrued. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Bonds Sold Between Interest Dates , later, for more information. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Below-market loans. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Below-Market Loans in chapter 1 of Publication 550 for more information. Irs 1040ez form 2012 U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Savings Bonds This section provides tax information on U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012 It explains how to report the interest income on these bonds and how to treat transfers of these bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For other information on U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bonds, write to:  For series EE and I paper savings bonds: Bureau of the Public Debt Division of Customer Assistance P. Irs 1040ez form 2012 O. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Box 7012 Parkersburg, WV 26106-7012  For series EE and I electronic bonds: Bureau of the Public Debt Division of Customer Assistance P. Irs 1040ez form 2012 O. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Box 7015 Parkersburg, WV 26106–7015  For series HH/H: Bureau of the Public Debt Division of Customer Assistance P. Irs 1040ez form 2012 O. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Box 2186 Parkersburg, WV 26106-2186 Or, on the Internet, visit: www. Irs 1040ez form 2012 treasurydirect. Irs 1040ez form 2012 gov/indiv/indiv. Irs 1040ez form 2012 htm. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Accrual method taxpayers. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you use an accrual method of accounting, you must report interest on U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bonds each year as it accrues. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You cannot postpone reporting interest until you receive it or until the bonds mature. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Accrual methods of accounting are explained in chapter 1 under Accounting Methods . Irs 1040ez form 2012 Cash method taxpayers. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you use the cash method of accounting, as most individual taxpayers do, you generally report the interest on U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bonds when you receive it. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The cash method of accounting is explained in chapter 1 under Accounting Methods. Irs 1040ez form 2012 But see Reporting options for cash method taxpayers , later. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Series HH bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012    These bonds were issued at face value. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Interest is paid twice a year by direct deposit to your bank account. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you are a cash method taxpayer, you must report interest on these bonds as income in the year you receive it. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Series HH bonds were first offered in 1980 and last offered in August 2004. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Before 1980, series H bonds were issued. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Series H bonds are treated the same as series HH bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you are a cash method taxpayer, you must report the interest when you receive it. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Series H bonds have a maturity period of 30 years. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Series HH bonds mature in 20 years. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The last series H bonds matured in 2009. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Series EE and series I bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Interest on these bonds is payable when you redeem the bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The difference between the purchase price and the redemption value is taxable interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Series EE bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Series EE bonds were first offered in January 1980 and have a maturity period of 30 years. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Before July 1980, series E bonds were issued. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Paper series EE and series E bonds are issued at a discount. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The face value is payable to you at maturity. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Electronic series EE bonds are issued at their face value. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The face value plus accrued interest is payable to you at maturity. Irs 1040ez form 2012 As of January 1, 2012, paper savings bonds were no longer sold at financial institutions. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Owners of paper series EE bonds can convert them to electronic bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012 These converted bonds do not retain the denomination listed on the paper certificate but are posted at their purchase price (with accrued interest). Irs 1040ez form 2012 Series I bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Series I bonds were first offered in 1998. Irs 1040ez form 2012 These are inflation-indexed bonds issued at their face amount with a maturity period of 30 years. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The face value plus all accrued interest is payable to you at maturity. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Reporting options for cash method taxpayers. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Method 1. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Postpone reporting the interest until the earlier of the year you cash or dispose of the bonds or the year they mature. Irs 1040ez form 2012 (However, see Savings bonds traded , later. Irs 1040ez form 2012 )  Note. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Series EE bonds issued in 1983 matured in 2013. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you have used method 1, you generally must report the interest on these bonds on your 2013 return. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The last series E bonds were issued in 1980 and matured in 2010. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you used method 1, you generally should have reported the interest on these bonds on your 2010 return. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Method 2. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Choose to report the increase in redemption value as interest each year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You must use the same method for all series EE, series E, and series I bonds you own. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you do not choose method 2 by reporting the increase in redemption value as interest each year, you must use method 1. Irs 1040ez form 2012    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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 To learn how, see Education Savings Bond Program, later. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Change from method 1. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 In the year of change you must report all interest accrued to date and not previously reported for all your bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Change from method 2. Irs 1040ez form 2012   To change from method 2 to method 1, you must request permission from the IRS. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Permission for the change is automatically granted if you send the IRS a statement that meets all the following requirements. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You have typed or printed the following number at the top: “131. Irs 1040ez form 2012 ” It includes your name and social security number under “131. Irs 1040ez form 2012 ” It includes the year of change (both the beginning and ending dates). Irs 1040ez form 2012 It identifies the savings bonds for which you are requesting this change. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012   You must attach this statement to your tax return for the year of change, which you must file by the due date (including extensions). Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 On the statement, type or print “Filed pursuant to section 301. Irs 1040ez form 2012 9100-2. Irs 1040ez form 2012 ” To get this extension, you must have filed your original return for the year of the change by the due date (including extensions). Irs 1040ez form 2012    By the date you file the original statement with your return, you must also send a signed copy to the address below. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Internal Revenue Service Attention: CC:IT&A (Automatic Rulings Branch) P. Irs 1040ez form 2012 O. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Box 7604 Benjamin Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044   If you use a private delivery service, send the signed copy to the address below. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 In that case, follow the form instructions for an automatic change. Irs 1040ez form 2012 No user fee is required. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Co-owners. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If a U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 One co-owner's funds used. Irs 1040ez form 2012    If you used your funds to buy the bond, you must pay the tax on the interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This is true even if you let the other co-owner redeem the bond and keep all the proceeds. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The co-owner who redeemed the bond is a “nominee. Irs 1040ez form 2012 ” 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Both co-owners' funds used. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Community property. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you file separate returns, each of you generally must report one-half of the bond interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For more information about community property, see Publication 555. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Table 7-1. Irs 1040ez form 2012   These rules are also shown in Table 7-1. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Ownership transferred. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 But, if the bonds were reissued in your name alone, you do not have to report the interest accrued at that time. Irs 1040ez form 2012   This same rule applies when bonds (other than bonds held as community property) are transferred between spouses or incident to divorce. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Purchased jointly. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This interest, however, as well as all interest earned after the reissue, is income to the former co-owner. Irs 1040ez form 2012   This income-reporting rule also applies when the bonds are reissued in the name of your former co-owner and a new co-owner. Irs 1040ez form 2012 But the new co-owner will report only his or her share of the interest earned after the transfer. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012    Table 7-1. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Who Pays the Tax on U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Savings Bond Interest IF . Irs 1040ez form 2012 . Irs 1040ez form 2012 . Irs 1040ez form 2012 THEN the interest must be reported by . Irs 1040ez form 2012 . Irs 1040ez form 2012 . Irs 1040ez form 2012 you buy a bond in your name and the name of another person as co-owners, using only your own funds you. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 you and your spouse, who live in a community property state, buy a bond that is community property you and your spouse. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you file separate returns, both you and your spouse generally report one-half of the interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Example 1. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You and your spouse each spent an equal amount to buy a $1,000 series EE savings bond. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The bond was issued to you and your spouse as co-owners. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You both postpone reporting interest on the bond. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You later have the bond reissued as two $500 bonds, one in your name and one in your spouse's name. Irs 1040ez form 2012 At that time neither you nor your spouse has to report the interest earned to the date of reissue. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Example 2. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You bought a $1,000 series EE savings bond entirely with your own funds. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The bond was issued to you and your spouse as co-owners. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You both postpone reporting interest on the bond. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You later have the bond reissued as two $500 bonds, one in your name and one in your spouse's name. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You must report half the interest earned to the date of reissue. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Transfer to a trust. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Savings bonds traded , later. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Decedents. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This is explained in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Savings bonds traded. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 (You cannot trade series I bonds for series HH bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012 After August 31, 2004, you cannot trade any other series of bonds for series HH bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012 ) Any cash you received is income up to the amount of the interest earned on the bonds traded. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Example. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You traded series EE bonds (on which you postponed reporting the interest) for $2,500 in series HH bonds and $223 in cash. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You reported the $223 as taxable income on your tax return. Irs 1040ez form 2012 At the time of the trade, the series EE bonds had accrued interest of $523 and a redemption value of $2,723. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You hold the series HH bonds until maturity, when you receive $2,500. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You must report $300 as interest income in the year of maturity. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This is the difference between their redemption value, $2,500, and your cost, $2,200 (the amount you paid for the series EE bonds). Irs 1040ez form 2012 (It is also the difference between the accrued interest of $523 on the series EE bonds and the $223 cash received on the trade. Irs 1040ez form 2012 ) Choice to report interest in year of trade. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you made this choice, it is treated as a change from method 1. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Change from method 1 under Series EE and series I bonds, earlier. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Form 1099-INT for U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bonds interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 However, your Form 1099-INT may show more interest than you have to include on your income tax return. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For example, this may happen if any of the following are true. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You chose to report the increase in the redemption value of the bond each year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The interest shown on your Form 1099-INT will not be reduced by amounts previously included in income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You received the bond from a decedent. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Ownership of the bond was transferred. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The interest shown on your Form 1099-INT will not be reduced by interest that accrued before the transfer. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You were named as a co-owner, and the other co-owner contributed funds to buy the bond. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The interest shown on your Form 1099-INT will not be reduced by the amount you received as nominee for the other co-owner. Irs 1040ez form 2012 (See Co-owners , earlier in this chapter, for more information about the reporting requirements. Irs 1040ez form 2012 ) You received the bond in a taxable distribution from a retirement or profit-sharing plan. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 (This amount is generally shown on Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Irs 1040ez form 2012 , for the year of distribution. Irs 1040ez form 2012 )   For more information on including the correct amount of interest on your return, see How To Report Interest Income , later. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Publication 550 includes examples showing how to report these amounts. Irs 1040ez form 2012    Interest on U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bonds is exempt from state and local taxes. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The Form 1099-INT you receive will indicate the amount that is for U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bond interest in box 3. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bonds during the year if you pay qualified higher educational expenses during the same year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This exclusion is known as the Education Savings Bond Program. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You do not qualify for this exclusion if your filing status is married filing separately. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Form 8815. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Use Form 8815 to figure your exclusion. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Attach the form to your Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Qualified U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012   A qualified U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bond is a series EE bond issued after 1989 or a series I bond. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The bond must be issued either in your name (sole owner) or in your and your spouse's names (co-owners). Irs 1040ez form 2012 You must be at least 24 years old before the bond's issue date. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012    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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Beneficiary. Irs 1040ez form 2012   You can designate any individual (including a child) as a beneficiary of the bond. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Verification by IRS. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you claim the exclusion, the IRS will check it by using bond redemption information from the Department of the Treasury. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Qualified expenses. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Qualified expenses include any contribution you make to a qualified tuition program or to a Coverdell education savings account. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Eligible educational institutions. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Department of Education. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Reduction for certain benefits. Irs 1040ez form 2012   You must reduce your qualified higher educational expenses by all of the following tax-free benefits. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships (see Scholarships and fellowships in chapter 12). Irs 1040ez form 2012 Expenses used to figure the tax-free portion of distributions from a Coverdell ESA. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Expenses used to figure the tax-free portion of distributions from a qualified tuition program. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Any expense used in figuring the American Opportunity and lifetime learning credits. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Amount excludable. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If the total proceeds (interest and principal) from the qualified U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If the proceeds are more than the expenses, you may be able to exclude only part of the interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012   To determine the excludable amount, multiply the interest part of the proceeds by a fraction. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The numerator of the fraction is the qualified higher educational expenses you paid during the year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The denominator of the fraction is the total proceeds you received during the year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Example. Irs 1040ez form 2012 In February 2013, Mark and Joan, a married couple, cashed a qualified series EE U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bond they bought in April 1997. Irs 1040ez form 2012 They received proceeds of $8,372 representing principal of $5,000 and interest of $3,372. Irs 1040ez form 2012 In 2013, they paid $4,000 of their daughter's college tuition. Irs 1040ez form 2012 They are not claiming an education credit for that amount, and their daughter does not have any tax-free educational assistance. Irs 1040ez form 2012 They can exclude $1,611 ($3,372 × ($4,000 ÷ $8,372)) of interest in 2013. Irs 1040ez form 2012 They must pay tax on the remaining $1,761 ($3,372 − $1,611) interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Modified adjusted gross income limit. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Use the Line 9 Worksheet in the Form 8815 instructions to figure your modified AGI. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Recordkeeping. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you claim the interest exclusion, you must keep a written record of the qualified U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bonds you redeem. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Your record must include the serial number, issue date, face value, and total redemption proceeds (principal and interest) of each bond. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You can use Form 8818 to record this information. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You should also keep bills, receipts, canceled checks, or other documentation that shows you paid qualified higher educational expenses during the year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds Treasury bills, notes, and bonds are direct debts (obligations) of the U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Government. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Taxation of interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Interest income from Treasury bills, notes, and bonds is subject to federal income tax but is exempt from all state and local income taxes. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You should receive Form 1099-INT showing the interest (in box 3) paid to you for the year. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Payments of principal and interest generally will be credited to your designated checking or savings account by direct deposit through the TreasuryDirect® system. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Treasury bills. Irs 1040ez form 2012   These bills generally have a 4-week, 13-week, 26-week, or 52-week maturity period. Irs 1040ez form 2012 They are generally issued at a discount in the amount of $100 and multiples of $100. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The difference between the discounted price you pay for the bills and the face value you receive at maturity is interest income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Generally, you report this interest income when the bill is paid at maturity. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Treasury notes and bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Treasury notes have maturity periods of more than 1 year, ranging up to 10 years. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Maturity periods for Treasury bonds are longer than 10 years. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Both generally are issued in denominations of $100 to $1 million and generally pay interest every 6 months. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Generally, you report this interest for the year paid. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For more information, see U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For other information on Treasury notes or bonds, write to:  Bureau of the Public Debt P. Irs 1040ez form 2012 O. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Box 7015 Parkersburg, WV 26106-7015 Or, on the Internet, visit: www. Irs 1040ez form 2012 treasurydirect. Irs 1040ez form 2012 gov/indiv/indiv. Irs 1040ez form 2012 htm. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For information on series EE, series I, and series HH savings bonds, see U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Savings Bonds , earlier. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS). Irs 1040ez form 2012   These securities pay interest twice a year at a fixed rate, based on a principal amount adjusted to take into account inflation and deflation. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For the tax treatment of these securities, see Inflation-Indexed Debt Instruments under Original Issue Discount (OID), in Publication 550. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You must report that part of the sales price as interest income for the year of sale. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you buy a bond between interest payment dates, part of the purchase price represents interest accrued before the date of purchase. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Accrued interest on bonds under How To Report Interest Income in chapter 1 of Publication 550 for information on reporting the payment. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Insurance Life insurance proceeds paid to you as beneficiary of the insured person are usually not taxable. Irs 1040ez form 2012 But if you receive the proceeds in installments, you must usually report a part of each installment payment as interest income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For more information about insurance proceeds received in installments, see Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Annuity. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See chapter 10 for information on pension and annuity income from nonqualified plans. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Information reporting requirement. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you must file a tax return, you are required to show any tax-exempt interest you received on your return. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This is an information reporting requirement only. Irs 1040ez form 2012 It does not change tax-exempt interest to taxable interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Original Issue Discount (OID) Original issue discount (OID) is a form of interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 A debt instrument generally has OID when the instrument is issued for a price that is less than its stated redemption price at maturity. Irs 1040ez form 2012 OID is the difference between the stated redemption price at maturity and the issue price. Irs 1040ez form 2012 All debt instruments that pay no interest before maturity are presumed to be issued at a discount. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Zero coupon bonds are one example of these instruments. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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). Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Discount on Short-Term Obligations in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Irs 1040ez form 2012 De minimis OID. Irs 1040ez form 2012   You can treat the discount as zero if it is less than one-fourth of 1% (. Irs 1040ez form 2012 0025) of the stated redemption price at maturity multiplied by the number of full years from the date of original issue to maturity. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This small discount is known as “de minimis” OID. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Example 1. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You bought a 10-year bond with a stated redemption price at maturity of $1,000, issued at $980 with OID of $20. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Because the $20 discount is less than $25, the OID is treated as zero. Irs 1040ez form 2012 (If you hold the bond at maturity, you will recognize $20 ($1,000 − $980) of capital gain. Irs 1040ez form 2012 ) Example 2. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that the bond was issued at $950. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The OID is $50. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Debt instrument bought after original issue. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you buy a debt instrument with de minimis OID at a premium, the discount is not includible in income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you buy a debt instrument with de minimis OID at a discount, the discount is reported under the market discount rules. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Market Discount Bonds in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Exceptions to reporting OID. Irs 1040ez form 2012   The OID rules discussed in this chapter do not apply to the following debt instruments. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Tax-exempt obligations. Irs 1040ez form 2012 (However, see Stripped tax-exempt obligations under Stripped Bonds and Coupons in chapter 1 of Publication 550). Irs 1040ez form 2012 U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Short-term debt instruments (those with a fixed maturity date of not more than 1 year from the date of issue). Irs 1040ez form 2012 Obligations issued by an individual before March 2, 1984. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Loans between individuals if all the following are true. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The lender is not in the business of lending money. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The amount of the loan, plus the amount of any outstanding prior loans between the same individuals, is $10,000 or less. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Avoiding any federal tax is not one of the principal purposes of the loan. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Form 1099-OID. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Form 1099-OID will show, in box 1, the amount of OID for the part of the year that you held the bond. Irs 1040ez form 2012 It also will show, in box 2, the stated interest you must include in your income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 A copy of Form 1099-OID will be sent to the IRS. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Do not file your copy with your return. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Keep it for your records. Irs 1040ez form 2012   In most cases, you must report the entire amount in boxes 1 and 2 of Form 1099-OID as interest income. Irs 1040ez form 2012 But see Refiguring OID shown on Form 1099-OID, later in this discussion, for more information. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Form 1099-OID not received. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you had OID for the year but did not receive a Form 1099-OID, you can find tables on IRS. Irs 1040ez form 2012 gov that list total OID on certain debt instruments and have information that will help you figure OID. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For the latest OID tables, go to www. Irs 1040ez form 2012 irs. Irs 1040ez form 2012 gov and enter “OID tables” in the Search box. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If your debt instrument is not listed, consult the issuer for further information about the accrued OID for the year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Nominee. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Refiguring OID shown on Form 1099-OID. Irs 1040ez form 2012   You must refigure the OID shown in box 1 or box 8 of Form 1099-OID if either of the following apply. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You bought the debt instrument after its original issue and paid a premium or an acquisition premium. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The debt instrument is a stripped bond or a stripped coupon (including certain zero coupon instruments). Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Refiguring periodic interest shown on Form 1099-OID. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Certificates of deposit (CDs). Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012   This also applies to similar deposit arrangements with banks, building and loan associations, etc. Irs 1040ez form 2012 , including: Time deposits, Bonus plans, Savings certificates, Deferred income certificates, Bonus savings certificates, and Growth savings certificates. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Bearer CDs. Irs 1040ez form 2012   CDs issued after 1982 generally must be in registered form. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Bearer CDs are CDs not in registered form. Irs 1040ez form 2012 They are not issued in the depositor's name and are transferable from one individual to another. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Banks must provide the IRS and the person redeeming a bearer CD with a Form 1099-INT. Irs 1040ez form 2012 More information. Irs 1040ez form 2012   See chapter 1 of Publication 550 for more information about OID and related topics, such as market discount bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Cash method. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Most individual taxpayers use the cash method. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you use this method, you generally report your interest income in the year in which you actually or constructively receive it. Irs 1040ez form 2012 However, there are special rules for reporting the discount on certain debt instruments. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Savings Bonds and Original Issue Discount (OID) , earlier. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Example. Irs 1040ez form 2012 On September 1, 2011, you loaned another individual $2,000 at 12%, compounded annually. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You are not in the business of lending money. Irs 1040ez form 2012 The note stated that principal and interest would be due on August 31, 2013. Irs 1040ez form 2012 In 2013, you received $2,508. Irs 1040ez form 2012 80 ($2,000 principal and $508. Irs 1040ez form 2012 80 interest). Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you use the cash method, you must include in income on your 2013 return the $508. Irs 1040ez form 2012 80 interest you received in that year. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Constructive receipt. Irs 1040ez form 2012   You constructively receive income when it is credited to your account or made available to you. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You do not need to have physical possession of it. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 This is true even if they are not yet entered in your passbook. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Accrual method. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you use an accrual method, you report your interest income when you earn it, whether or not you have received it. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Interest is earned over the term of the debt instrument. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Example. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If, in the previous example, you use an accrual method, you must include the interest in your income as you earn it. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You would report the interest as follows: 2011, $80; 2012, $249. Irs 1040ez form 2012 60; and 2013, $179. Irs 1040ez form 2012 20. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Coupon bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Interest on coupon bonds is taxable in the year the coupon becomes due and payable. Irs 1040ez form 2012 It does not matter when you mail the coupon for payment. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You cannot use Form 1040EZ if your taxable interest income is more than $1,500. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Instead, you must use Form 1040A or Form 1040. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Form 1040A. Irs 1040ez form 2012   You must complete Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part I, if you file Form 1040A and any of the following are true. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Your taxable interest income is more than $1,500. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You are claiming the interest exclusion under the Education Savings Bond Program (discussed earlier). Irs 1040ez form 2012 You received interest from a seller-financed mortgage, and the buyer used the property as a home. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You received a Form 1099-INT for U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bond interest that includes amounts you reported before 2013. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You received, as a nominee, interest that actually belongs to someone else. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You received a Form 1099-INT for interest on frozen deposits. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You are reporting OID in an amount less than the amount shown on Form 1099-OID. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You received a Form 1099-INT for interest on a bond you bought between interest payment dates. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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). Irs 1040ez form 2012 List each payer's name and the amount of interest income received from each payer on line 1. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you received a Form 1099-INT or Form 1099-OID from a brokerage firm, list the brokerage firm as the payer. Irs 1040ez form 2012   You cannot use Form 1040A if you must use Form 1040, as described next. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Form 1040. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040). Irs 1040ez form 2012   You must complete Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part I, if you file Form 1040 and any of the following apply. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Your taxable interest income is more than $1,500. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You are claiming the interest exclusion under the Education Savings Bond Program (discussed earlier). Irs 1040ez form 2012 You received interest from a seller-financed mortgage, and the buyer used the property as a home. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You received a Form 1099-INT for U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bond interest that includes amounts you reported before 2013. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You received, as a nominee, interest that actually belongs to someone else. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You received a Form 1099-INT for interest on frozen deposits. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You received a Form 1099-INT for interest on a bond you bought between interest payment dates. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You are reporting OID in an amount less than the amount shown on Form 1099-OID. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Statement (2) in the preceding list under Form 1040 is true. Irs 1040ez form 2012 In Part I, line 1, list each payer's name and the amount received from each. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If you received a Form 1099-INT or Form 1099-OID from a brokerage firm, list the brokerage firm as the payer. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Reporting tax-exempt interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Add these amounts to any other tax-exempt interest you received. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Report the total on line 8b of Form 1040A or 1040. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you file Form 1040EZ, enter “TEI” and the amount in the space to the left of line 2. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Do not add tax-exempt interest in the total on Form 1040EZ, line 2. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 These amounts are already included in the amounts on Form 1099-INT, box 8, and Form 1099-DIV, box 10. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012    Do not report interest from an individual retirement account (IRA) as tax-exempt interest. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Form 1099-INT. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Your taxable interest income, except for interest from U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bonds and Treasury obligations, is shown in box 1 of Form 1099-INT. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Add this amount to any other taxable interest income you received. Irs 1040ez form 2012 You must report all of your taxable interest income even if you do not receive a Form 1099-INT. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Generally, contact your financial institution if you do not receive a Form 1099-INT by February 15. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Your identifying number may be truncated on any paper Form 1099-INT you receive. Irs 1040ez form 2012   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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Penalty on early withdrawal of savings in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Box 3 of Form 1099-INT shows the interest income you received from U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bonds, Treasury bills, Treasury notes, and Treasury bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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. Irs 1040ez form 2012 If part of the amount shown in box 3 was previously included in your interest income, see U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bond interest previously reported , later. Irs 1040ez form 2012   Box 4 of Form 1099-INT will contain an amount if you were subject to backup withholding. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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). Irs 1040ez form 2012   Box 5 of Form 1099-INT shows investment expenses you may be able to deduct as an itemized deduction. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See chapter 28 for more information about investment expenses. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If there are entries in boxes 6 and 7 of Form 1099-INT, you must file Form 1040. Irs 1040ez form 2012 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). Irs 1040ez form 2012 To take the credit, you may have to file Form 1116, Foreign Tax Credit. Irs 1040ez form 2012 For more information, see Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals. Irs 1040ez form 2012 U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bond interest previously reported. Irs 1040ez form 2012   If you received a Form 1099-INT for U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bond interest, the form may show interest you do not have to report. Irs 1040ez form 2012 See Form 1099-INT for U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 savings bonds interest , earlier, under U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Savings Bonds. Irs 1040ez form 2012   On Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part I, line 1, report all the interest shown on your Form 1099-INT. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Then follow these steps. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Several lines above line 2, enter a subtotal of all interest listed on line 1. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Below the subtotal enter “U. Irs 1040ez form 2012 S. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Savings Bond Interest Previously Reported” and enter amounts previously reported or interest accrued before you received the bond. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Subtract these amounts from the subtotal and enter the result on line 2. Irs 1040ez form 2012 More information. Irs 1040ez form 2012   For more information about how to report interest income, see chapter 1 of Publication 550 or the instructions for the form you must file. Irs 1040ez form 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications