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Self employed tax deductions 1. Self employed tax deductions   Investment Income Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: General InformationSSN for joint account. Self employed tax deductions Custodian account for your child. Self employed tax deductions Penalty for failure to supply SSN. Self employed tax deductions Certification. Self employed tax deductions Underreported interest and dividends. Self employed tax deductions How to stop backup withholding due to underreporting. Self employed tax deductions How to stop backup withholding due to an incorrect identification number. Self employed tax deductions Reporting backup withholding. Self employed tax deductions Nonresident aliens. Self employed tax deductions Penalties. Self employed tax deductions Savings account with parent as trustee. Self employed tax deductions Interest IncomeInterest not reported on Form 1099-INT. Self employed tax deductions Nominees. Self employed tax deductions Incorrect amount. Self employed tax deductions Information reporting requirement. Self employed tax deductions Taxable Interest — General Below-Market Loans U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions Savings Bonds U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds Bonds Sold Between Interest Dates Insurance State or Local Government Obligations Discount on Debt InstrumentsOriginal Issue Discount (OID) Market Discount Bonds Discount on Short-Term Obligations Election To Report All Interest as OID When To Report Interest IncomeConstructive receipt. Self employed tax deductions How To Report Interest IncomeSchedule B (Form 1040A or 1040). Self employed tax deductions Worksheet for savings bonds distributed from a retirement or profit-sharing plan. Self employed tax deductions File Form 1099-INT with the IRS. Self employed tax deductions Dividends and Other DistributionsDividends not reported on Form 1099-DIV. Self employed tax deductions Nominees. Self employed tax deductions Ordinary Dividends Capital Gain Distributions Nondividend Distributions Liquidating Distributions Distributions of Stock and Stock Rights Other Distributions How To Report Dividend IncomeElection. Self employed tax deductions Independent contractor. Self employed tax deductions Investment interest deducted. Self employed tax deductions Exception 1. Self employed tax deductions Exception 2. Self employed tax deductions Undistributed capital gains. Self employed tax deductions File Form 1099-DIV with the IRS. Self employed tax deductions Stripped Preferred Stock REMICs, FASITs, and Other CDOsREMICs Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs) FASITs S CorporationsLimit on losses and deductions. Self employed tax deductions Passive activity losses. Self employed tax deductions Form 8582. Self employed tax deductions Investment ClubsInvestments in name of member. Self employed tax deductions Tax Treatment of the Club Topics - This chapter discusses: Interest Income , Discount on Debt Instruments , When To Report Interest Income , How To Report Interest Income , Dividends and Other Distributions , How To Report Dividend Income , Stripped Preferred Stock , Real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs), financial asset securitization investment trusts (FASITs), and other collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) , S Corporations , and Investment Clubs . Self employed tax deductions Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 537 Installment Sales 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 925 Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules 1212 Guide to Original Issue Discount (OID) Instruments Form (and Instructions) Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040) Interest and Ordinary Dividends Schedule D (Form 1040) Capital Gains and Losses 1040 U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions Individual Income Tax Return 1040A U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions Individual Income Tax Return 1040EZ Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents 1099 General Instructions for Certain Information Returns 2439 Notice to Shareholder of Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains 3115 Application for Change in Accounting Method 6251 Alternative Minimum Tax — Individuals 8582 Passive Activity Loss Limitations 8615 Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income 8814 Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends 8815 Exclusion of Interest From Series EE and I U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions Savings Bonds Issued After 1989 8818 Optional Form To Record Redemption of Series EE and I U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions Savings Bonds Issued After 1989 8824 Like-Kind Exchanges 8949 Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets 8960 Net Investment Income Tax—Individuals, Estates, and Trusts See chapter 5, How To Get Tax Help , for information about getting these publications and forms. Self employed tax deductions General Information A few items of general interest are covered here. Self employed tax deductions Recordkeeping. Self employed tax deductions You should keep a list showing sources and investment income amounts you receive during the year. Self employed tax deductions Also keep the forms you receive showing your investment income (Forms 1099-INT, Interest Income, and 1099-DIV, Dividends and Distributions, for example) as an important part of your records. Self employed tax deductions Net investment income tax (NIIT). Self employed tax deductions   Beginning in 2013, you may be subject to the NIIT. Self employed tax deductions The NIIT is a 3. Self employed tax deductions 8% tax on the lesser of your net investment income or the amount of your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) that is over a threshold amount based on your filing status. Self employed tax deductions    Filing Status Threshold Amount Married filing jointly $250,000 Married filing separately $125,000 Single $200,000 Head of household (with qualifying person) $200,000 Qualifying Widow(er) with dependent child $250,000    For more information, see Form 8960 and Instructions for Form 8960. Self employed tax deductions Tax on unearned income of certain children. Self employed tax deductions   Part of a child's 2013 unearned income may be taxed at the parent's tax rate. Self employed tax deductions This may happen if all of the following are true. Self employed tax deductions The child had more than $2,000 of unearned income. Self employed tax deductions The child is required to file a tax return. Self employed tax deductions The child was: Under age 18 at the end of 2013, Age 18 at the end of 2013 and did not have earned income that was more than half of the child's support, or A full-time student over age 18 and under age 24 at the end of 2013 and did not have earned income that was more than half of the child's support. Self employed tax deductions At least one of the child's parents was alive at the end of 2013. Self employed tax deductions The child does not file a joint return for 2013. Self employed tax deductions A child born on January 1, 1996, is considered to be age 18 at the end of 2013; a child born on January 1, 1995, is considered to be age 19 at the end of 2013; a child born on January 1, 1990, is considered to be age 24 at the end of 2013. Self employed tax deductions   If all of these statements are true, Form 8615 must be completed and attached to the child's tax return. Self employed tax deductions If any of these statements is not true, Form 8615 is not required and the child's income is taxed at his or her own tax rate. Self employed tax deductions    However, the parent can choose to include the child's interest and dividends on the parent's return if certain requirements are met. Self employed tax deductions Use Form 8814 for this purpose. Self employed tax deductions   For more information about the tax on unearned income of children and the parents' election, see Publication 929, Tax Rules for Children and Dependents. Self employed tax deductions Beneficiary of an estate or trust. Self employed tax deductions   Interest, dividends, and other investment income you receive as a beneficiary of an estate or trust is generally taxable income. Self employed tax deductions You should receive a Schedule K-1 (Form 1041), Beneficiary's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Self employed tax deductions , from the fiduciary. Self employed tax deductions Your copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1041) and its instructions will tell you where to report the income on your Form 1040. Self employed tax deductions Social security number (SSN). Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions This includes payers of interest and dividends. Self employed tax deductions If you do not give your SSN or ITIN to the payer of interest, you may have to pay a penalty. Self employed tax deductions SSN for joint account. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions (For information on who owns the funds in a joint account, see Joint accounts , later. Self employed tax deductions ) If the joint account contains combined funds, give the SSN of the person whose name is listed first on the account. Self employed tax deductions This is because only one name and SSN can be shown on Form 1099. Self employed tax deductions   These rules apply both to joint ownership by a married couple and to joint ownership by other individuals. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions Custodian account for your child. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions For example, you must give your child's SSN to the payer of dividends on stock owned by your child, even though the dividends are paid to you as custodian. Self employed tax deductions Penalty for failure to supply SSN. Self employed tax deductions   You will be subject to a penalty if, when required, you fail to: Include your SSN on any return, statement, or other document, Give your SSN to another person who must include it on any return, statement, or other document, or Include the SSN of another person on any return, statement, or other document. Self employed tax deductions The penalty is $50 for each failure up to a maximum penalty of $100,000 for any calendar year. Self employed tax deductions   You will not be subject to this penalty if you can show that your failure to provide the SSN was due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect. Self employed tax deductions   If you fail to supply an SSN, you may also be subject to backup withholding. Self employed tax deductions Backup withholding. Self employed tax deductions   Your investment income is generally not subject to regular withholding. Self employed tax deductions However, it may be subject to backup withholding to ensure that income tax is collected on the income. Self employed tax deductions Under backup withholding, the bank, broker, or other payer of interest, original issue discount (OID), dividends, cash patronage dividends, or royalties must withhold, as income tax, on the amount you are paid, applying the appropriate withholding rate. Self employed tax deductions   Backup withholding applies if: You do not give the payer your identification number (either a social security number or an employer identification number) in the required manner, The IRS notifies the payer that you gave an incorrect identification number, The IRS notifies the payer that you are subject to backup withholding on interest or dividends because you have underreported interest or dividends on your income tax return, or You are required, but fail, to certify that you are not subject to backup withholding for the reason described in (3). Self employed tax deductions Certification. Self employed tax deductions   For new accounts paying interest or dividends, you must certify under penalties of perjury that your SSN is correct and that you are not subject to backup withholding. Self employed tax deductions Your payer will give you a Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, or similar form, to make this certification. Self employed tax deductions If you fail to make this certification, backup withholding may begin immediately on your new account or investment. Self employed tax deductions Underreported interest and dividends. Self employed tax deductions   You will be considered to have underreported your interest and dividends if the IRS has determined for a tax year that: You failed to include any part of a reportable interest or dividend payment required to be shown on your return, or You were required to file a return and to include a reportable interest or dividend payment on that return, but you failed to file the return. Self employed tax deductions How to stop backup withholding due to underreporting. Self employed tax deductions   If you have been notified that you underreported interest or dividends, you can request a determination from the IRS to prevent backup withholding from starting or to stop backup withholding once it has begun. Self employed tax deductions You must show that at least one of the following situations applies. Self employed tax deductions No underreporting occurred. Self employed tax deductions You have a bona fide dispute with the IRS about whether underreporting occurred. Self employed tax deductions Backup withholding will cause or is causing an undue hardship, and it is unlikely that you will underreport interest and dividends in the future. Self employed tax deductions You have corrected the underreporting by filing a return if you did not previously file one and by paying all taxes, penalties, and interest due for any underreported interest or dividend payments. Self employed tax deductions   If the IRS determines that backup withholding should stop, it will provide you with a certification and will notify the payers who were sent notices earlier. Self employed tax deductions How to stop backup withholding due to an incorrect identification number. Self employed tax deductions   If you have been notified by a payer that you are subject to backup withholding because you have provided an incorrect SSN or employer identification number, you can stop it by following the instructions the payer gives you. Self employed tax deductions Reporting backup withholding. Self employed tax deductions   If backup withholding is deducted from your interest or dividend income or other reportable payment, the bank or other business must give you an information return for the year (for example, a Form 1099-INT) indicating the amount withheld. Self employed tax deductions The information return will show any backup withholding as “Federal income tax withheld. Self employed tax deductions ” Nonresident aliens. Self employed tax deductions    Generally, payments made to nonresident aliens are not subject to backup withholding. Self employed tax deductions You can use Form W-8BEN, Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding, to certify exempt status. Self employed tax deductions However, this does not exempt you from the 30% (or lower treaty) withholding rate that may apply to your investment income. Self employed tax deductions For information on the 30% rate, see Publication 519, U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions Tax Guide for Aliens. Self employed tax deductions Penalties. Self employed tax deductions   There are civil and criminal penalties for giving false information to avoid backup withholding. Self employed tax deductions The civil penalty is $500. Self employed tax deductions The criminal penalty, upon conviction, is a fine of up to $1,000, or imprisonment of up to 1 year, or both. Self employed tax deductions Where to report investment income. Self employed tax deductions   Table 1-1 gives an overview of the forms and schedules to use to report some common types of investment income. Self employed tax deductions But see the rest of this publication for detailed information about reporting investment income. Self employed tax deductions Joint accounts. Self employed tax deductions   If two or more persons hold property (such as a savings account, bond, or stock) as joint tenants, tenants by the entirety, or tenants in common, each person's share of any interest or dividends from the property is determined by local law. Self employed tax deductions Community property states. Self employed tax deductions   If you are married and receive a distribution that is community income, one-half of the distribution is generally considered to be received by each spouse. Self employed tax deductions If you file separate returns, you must each report one-half of any taxable distribution. Self employed tax deductions See Publication 555, Community Property, for more information on community income. Self employed tax deductions   If the distribution is not considered community property and you and your spouse file separate returns, each of you must report your separate taxable distributions. Self employed tax deductions Example. Self employed tax deductions You and your spouse have a joint money market account. Self employed tax deductions Under state law, half the income from the account belongs to you, and half belongs to your spouse. Self employed tax deductions If you file separate returns, you each report half the income. Self employed tax deductions Income from property given to a child. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions Savings account with parent as trustee. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions The savings account legally belongs to the child. Self employed tax deductions The parents are not legally permitted to use any of the funds to support the child. Self employed tax deductions Table 1-1. Self employed tax deductions Where To Report Common Types of Investment Income (For detailed information about reporting investment income, see the rest of this publication, especially How To Report Interest Income and How To Report Dividend Income in chapter 1. Self employed tax deductions ) Type of Income If you file Form 1040, report on . Self employed tax deductions . Self employed tax deductions . Self employed tax deductions If you can file Form 1040A, report on . Self employed tax deductions . Self employed tax deductions . Self employed tax deductions If you can file Form 1040EZ, report on . Self employed tax deductions . Self employed tax deductions . Self employed tax deductions Tax-exempt interest (Form 1099-INT, box 8) Line 8b Line 8b Space to the left of line 2 (enter “TEI” and the amount) Taxable interest that totals $1,500 or less Line 8a (You may need to file Schedule B as well. Self employed tax deductions ) Line 8a (You may need to file Schedule B as well. Self employed tax deductions ) Line 2 Taxable interest that totals more than $1,500 Line 8a; also use Schedule B, line 1 Line 8a; also use Schedule B, line 1   Savings bond interest you will exclude because of higher education expenses Schedule B; also use Form 8815 Schedule B; also use Form 8815   Ordinary dividends that total $1,500 or less Line 9a (You may need to file Schedule B as well. Self employed tax deductions ) Line 9a (You may need to file Schedule B as well. Self employed tax deductions )   Ordinary dividends that total more than $1,500 Line 9a; also use Schedule B, line 5 Line 9a; also use Schedule B, line 5   Qualified dividends (if you do not have to file Schedule D) Line 9b; also use the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet, line 2 Line 9b; also use the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet, line 2   Qualified dividends (if you have to file Schedule D) Line 9b; also use the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet or the Schedule D Tax Worksheet, line 2 You cannot use Form 1040A    You cannot use Form 1040EZ Capital gain distributions (if you do not have to file Schedule D) Line 13; also use the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet, line 3 Line 10; also use the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet, line 3   Capital gain distributions (if you have to file Schedule D) Schedule D, line 13; also use the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet or the Schedule D Tax Worksheet     Section 1250, 1202, or collectibles gain (Form 1099-DIV, box 2b, 2c, or 2d) Form 8949 and Schedule D     Nondividend distributions (Form 1099-DIV, box 3) Generally not reported*     Undistributed capital gains (Form 2439, boxes 1a - 1d) Schedule D     Gain or loss from sales of stocks or bonds Line 13; also use Form 8949, Schedule D, and the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet or the Schedule D Tax Worksheet You cannot use Form 1040A   Gain or loss from exchanges of like-kind investment property Line 13; also use Schedule D, Form 8824, and the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet or the Schedule D Tax Worksheet     *Report any amounts in excess of your basis in your mutual fund shares on Form 8949. Self employed tax deductions Use Part II if you held the shares more than 1 year. Self employed tax deductions Use Part I if you held your mutual fund shares 1 year or less. Self employed tax deductions For details on Form 8949, see Reporting Capital Gains and Losses in chapter 4, and the Instructions for Form 8949. Self employed tax deductions Accuracy-related penalty. Self employed tax deductions   An accuracy-related penalty of 20% can be charged for underpayments of tax due to negligence or disregard of rules or regulations or substantial understatement of tax. Self employed tax deductions For information on the penalty and any interest that applies, see Penalties in chapter 2. Self employed tax deductions Interest Income This section discusses the tax treatment of different types of interest income. Self employed tax deductions In general, any interest that you receive or that is credited to your account and can be withdrawn is taxable income. Self employed tax deductions (It does not have to be entered in your passbook. Self employed tax deductions ) Exceptions to this rule are discussed later. Self employed tax deductions Form 1099-INT. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions This form shows you the interest you received during the year. Self employed tax deductions Keep this form for your records. Self employed tax deductions You do not have to attach it to your tax return. Self employed tax deductions   Report on your tax return the total interest income you receive for the tax year. Self employed tax deductions Interest not reported on Form 1099-INT. Self employed tax deductions   Even if you do not receive Form 1099-INT, you must still report all of your interest income. Self employed tax deductions For example, you may receive distributive shares of interest from partnerships or S corporations. Self employed tax deductions This interest is reported to you on Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Self employed tax deductions , and Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S), Shareholder's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Self employed tax deductions Nominees. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions   If you receive a Form 1099-INT that includes amounts belonging to another person, see the discussion on Nominee distributions , later, under How To Report Interest Income. Self employed tax deductions Incorrect amount. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions The new Form 1099-INT you receive will be marked “Corrected. Self employed tax deductions ” Form 1099-OID. Self employed tax deductions   Reportable interest income also may be shown on Form 1099-OID, Original Issue Discount. Self employed tax deductions For more information about amounts shown on this form, see Original Issue Discount (OID) , later in this chapter. Self employed tax deductions Exempt-interest dividends. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions (However, see Information reporting requirement , next. Self employed tax deductions ) Exempt-interest dividends should be shown in box 10 of Form 1099-DIV. Self employed tax deductions You do not reduce your basis for distributions that are exempt-interest dividends. Self employed tax deductions Information reporting requirement. Self employed tax deductions   Although exempt-interest dividends are not taxable, you must show them on your tax return if you have to file. Self employed tax deductions This is an information reporting requirement and does not change the exempt-interest dividends into taxable income. Self employed tax deductions See How To Report Interest Income , later. Self employed tax deductions Note. Self employed tax deductions Exempt-interest dividends paid from specified private activity bonds may be subject to the alternative minimum tax. Self employed tax deductions The exempt-interest dividends subject to the alternative minimum tax are shown in box 11 of Form 1099-DIV. Self employed tax deductions See Form 6251 and its instructions for more information about this tax. Self employed tax deductions Private activity bonds are discussed later under State or Local Government Obligations. Self employed tax deductions Interest on VA dividends. Self employed tax deductions   Interest on insurance dividends left on deposit with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is not taxable. Self employed tax deductions This includes interest paid on dividends on converted United States Government Life Insurance policies and on National Service Life Insurance policies. Self employed tax deductions Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Self employed tax deductions   Interest on a Roth IRA generally is not taxable. Self employed tax deductions Interest on a traditional IRA is tax deferred. Self employed tax deductions You generally do not include it in your income until you make withdrawals from the IRA. Self employed tax deductions See Publication 590 for more information. Self employed tax deductions Taxable Interest — General Taxable interest includes interest you receive from bank accounts, loans you make to others, and other sources. Self employed tax deductions The following are some sources of taxable interest. Self employed tax deductions Dividends that are actually interest. Self employed tax deductions   Certain distributions commonly called dividends are actually interest. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions  The “dividends” will be shown as interest income on Form 1099-INT. Self employed tax deductions Money market funds. Self employed tax deductions   Money market funds are offered by nonbank financial institutions such as mutual funds and stock brokerage houses, and pay dividends. Self employed tax deductions Generally, amounts you receive from money market funds should be reported as dividends, not as interest. Self employed tax deductions Certificates of deposit and other deferred interest accounts. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions The same is true for accounts that mature in 1 year or less and pay interest in a single payment at maturity. Self employed tax deductions If interest is deferred for more than 1 year, see Original Issue Discount (OID) , later. Self employed tax deductions Interest subject to penalty for early withdrawal. Self employed tax deductions   If you withdraw funds from a deferred interest account before maturity, you may have to pay a penalty. Self employed tax deductions You must report the total amount of interest paid or credited to your account during the year, without subtracting the penalty. Self employed tax deductions See Penalty on early withdrawal of savings under How To Report Interest Income, later, for more information on how to report the interest and deduct the penalty. Self employed tax deductions Money borrowed to invest in certificate of deposit. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions You must report the total interest you earn on the certificate in your income. Self employed tax deductions If you itemize deductions, you can deduct the interest you pay as investment interest, up to the amount of your net investment income. Self employed tax deductions See Interest Expenses in chapter 3. Self employed tax deductions Example. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions The bank gives you a Form 1099-INT for 2013 showing the $575 interest you earned. Self employed tax deductions The bank also gives you a statement showing that you paid $310 interest for 2013. Self employed tax deductions You must include the $575 in your income. Self employed tax deductions If you itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), Itemized Deductions, you can deduct $310, subject to the net investment income limit. Self employed tax deductions Gift for opening account. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions   For deposits of less than $5,000, gifts or services valued at more than $10 must be reported as interest. Self employed tax deductions For deposits of $5,000 or more, gifts or services valued at more than $20 must be reported as interest. Self employed tax deductions The value is determined by the cost to the financial institution. Self employed tax deductions Example. Self employed tax deductions You open a savings account at your local bank and deposit $800. Self employed tax deductions The account earns $20 interest. Self employed tax deductions You also receive a $15 calculator. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions You must report $35 interest income on your tax return. Self employed tax deductions Interest on insurance dividends. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions Prepaid insurance premiums. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions obligations. Self employed tax deductions   Interest on U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions obligations, such as U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions Treasury bills, notes, and bonds, issued by any agency or instrumentality of the United States is taxable for federal income tax purposes. Self employed tax deductions Interest on tax refunds. Self employed tax deductions   Interest you receive on tax refunds is taxable income. Self employed tax deductions Interest on condemnation award. Self employed tax deductions   If the condemning authority pays you interest to compensate you for a delay in payment of an award, the interest is taxable. Self employed tax deductions Installment sale payments. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions That interest is taxable when you receive it. Self employed tax deductions If little or no interest is provided for in a deferred payment contract, part of each payment may be treated as interest. Self employed tax deductions See Unstated Interest and Original Issue Discount (OID) in Publication 537. Self employed tax deductions Interest on annuity contract. Self employed tax deductions   Accumulated interest on an annuity contract you sell before its maturity date is taxable. Self employed tax deductions Usurious interest. Self employed tax deductions   Usurious interest is interest charged at an illegal rate. Self employed tax deductions This is taxable as interest unless state law automatically changes it to a payment on the principal. Self employed tax deductions Interest income on frozen deposits. Self employed tax deductions   Exclude from your gross income interest on frozen deposits. Self employed tax deductions 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 in which the institution is located has placed limits on withdrawals because other financial institutions in the state are bankrupt or insolvent. Self employed tax deductions   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). Self employed tax deductions 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 for information about reporting this interest income exclusion on your tax return. Self employed tax deductions   The interest you exclude is treated as credited to your account in the following year. Self employed tax deductions You must include it in income in the year you can withdraw it. Self employed tax deductions Example. Self employed tax deductions $100 of interest was credited on your frozen deposit during the year. Self employed tax deductions You withdrew $80 but could not withdraw any more as of the end of the year. Self employed tax deductions You must include $80 in your income and exclude $20 from your income for the year. Self employed tax deductions You must include the $20 in your income for the year you can withdraw it. Self employed tax deductions Bonds traded flat. Self employed tax deductions    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. Self employed tax deductions The defaulted or unpaid interest is not income and is not taxable as interest if paid later. Self employed tax deductions When you receive a payment of that interest, it is a return of capital that reduces the remaining cost basis of your bond. Self employed tax deductions Interest that accrues after the date of purchase, however, is taxable interest income for the year received or accrued. Self employed tax deductions See Bonds Sold Between Interest Dates , later in this chapter. Self employed tax deductions Below-Market Loans If you make a below-market gift or demand loan, you must report as interest income any forgone interest (defined later) from that loan. Self employed tax deductions The below-market loan rules and exceptions are described in this section. Self employed tax deductions For more information, see section 7872 of the Internal Revenue Code and its regulations. Self employed tax deductions If you receive a below-market loan, you may be able to deduct the forgone interest as well as any interest you actually paid, but not if it is personal interest. Self employed tax deductions Loans subject to the rules. Self employed tax deductions   The rules for below-market loans apply to: Gift loans, Pay-related loans, Corporation-shareholder loans, Tax avoidance loans, and Certain loans made to qualified continuing care facilities under a continuing care contract. Self employed tax deductions A pay-related loan is any below-market loan between an employer and an employee or between an independent contractor and a person for whom the contractor provides services. Self employed tax deductions A tax avoidance loan is any below-market loan where the avoidance of federal tax is one of the main purposes of the interest arrangement. Self employed tax deductions Forgone interest. Self employed tax deductions   For any period, forgone interest is: The amount of interest that would be payable for that period if interest accrued on the loan at the applicable federal rate and was payable annually on December 31, minus Any interest actually payable on the loan for the period. Self employed tax deductions Applicable federal rate. Self employed tax deductions   Applicable federal rates are published by the IRS each month in the Internal Revenue Bulletin. Self employed tax deductions Some IRS offices have these bulletins available for research. Self employed tax deductions See chapter 5, How To Get Tax Help , for other ways to get this information. Self employed tax deductions Rules for below-market loans. Self employed tax deductions   The rules that apply to a below-market loan depend on whether the loan is a gift loan, demand loan, or term loan. Self employed tax deductions Gift and demand loans. Self employed tax deductions   A gift loan is any below-market loan where the forgone interest is in the nature of a gift. Self employed tax deductions   A demand loan is a loan payable in full at any time upon demand by the lender. Self employed tax deductions A demand loan is a below-market loan if no interest is charged or if interest is charged at a rate below the applicable federal rate. Self employed tax deductions   A demand loan or gift loan that is a below-market loan is generally treated as an arm's-length transaction in which the lender is treated as having made: A loan to the borrower in exchange for a note that requires the payment of interest at the applicable federal rate, and An additional payment to the borrower in an amount equal to the forgone interest. Self employed tax deductions The borrower is generally treated as transferring the additional payment back to the lender as interest. Self employed tax deductions The lender must report that amount as interest income. Self employed tax deductions   The lender's additional payment to the borrower is treated as a gift, dividend, contribution to capital, pay for services, or other payment, depending on the substance of the transaction. Self employed tax deductions The borrower may have to report this payment as taxable income, depending on its classification. Self employed tax deductions These transfers are considered to occur annually, generally on December 31. Self employed tax deductions Term loans. Self employed tax deductions   A term loan is any loan that is not a demand loan. Self employed tax deductions A term loan is a below-market loan if the amount of the loan is more than the present value of all payments due under the loan. Self employed tax deductions   A lender who makes a below-market term loan other than a gift loan is treated as transferring an additional lump-sum cash payment to the borrower (as a dividend, contribution to capital, etc. Self employed tax deductions ) on the date the loan is made. Self employed tax deductions The amount of this payment is the amount of the loan minus the present value, at the applicable federal rate, of all payments due under the loan. Self employed tax deductions An equal amount is treated as original issue discount (OID). Self employed tax deductions The lender must report the annual part of the OID as interest income. Self employed tax deductions The borrower may be able to deduct the OID as interest expense. Self employed tax deductions See Original Issue Discount (OID) , later. Self employed tax deductions Exceptions to the below-market loan rules. Self employed tax deductions   Exceptions to the below-market loan rules are discussed here. Self employed tax deductions Exception for loans of $10,000 or less. Self employed tax deductions   The rules for below-market loans do not apply to any day on which the total outstanding amount of loans between the borrower and lender is $10,000 or less. Self employed tax deductions This exception applies only to: Gift loans between individuals if the gift loan is not directly used to buy or carry income-producing assets, and Pay-related loans or corporation-shareholder loans if the avoidance of federal tax is not a principal purpose of the interest arrangement. Self employed tax deductions This exception does not apply to a term loan described in (2) earlier that previously has been subject to the below-market loan rules. Self employed tax deductions Those rules will continue to apply even if the outstanding balance is reduced to $10,000 or less. Self employed tax deductions Exception for loans to continuing care facilities. Self employed tax deductions   Loans to qualified continuing care facilities under continuing care contracts are not subject to the rules for below-market loans for the calendar year if the lender or the lender's spouse is age 62 or older at the end of the year. Self employed tax deductions For the definitions of qualified continuing care facility and continuing care contract, see Internal Revenue Code section 7872(h). Self employed tax deductions Exception for loans without significant tax effect. Self employed tax deductions   Loans are excluded from the below-market loan rules if their interest arrangements do not have a significant effect on the federal tax liability of the borrower or the lender. Self employed tax deductions These loans include: Loans made available by the lender to the general public on the same terms and conditions that are consistent with the lender's customary business practice; Loans subsidized by a federal, state, or municipal government that are made available under a program of general application to the public; Certain employee-relocation loans; Certain loans from a foreign person, unless the interest income would be effectively connected with the conduct of a U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions trade or business and would not be exempt from U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions tax under an income tax treaty; Gift loans to a charitable organization, contributions to which are deductible, if the total outstanding amount of loans between the organization and lender is $250,000 or less at all times during the tax year; and Other loans on which the interest arrangement can be shown to have no significant effect on the federal tax liability of the lender or the borrower. Self employed tax deductions For a loan described in (6) above, all the facts and circumstances are used to determine if the interest arrangement has a significant effect on the federal tax liability of the lender or borrower. Self employed tax deductions Some factors to be considered are: Whether items of income and deduction generated by the loan offset each other; The amount of these items; The cost to you of complying with the below-market loan rules, if they were to apply; and Any reasons other than taxes for structuring the transaction as a below-market loan. Self employed tax deductions If you structure a transaction to meet this exception and one of the principal purposes of that structure is the avoidance of federal tax, the loan will be considered a tax-avoidance loan, and this exception will not apply. Self employed tax deductions Limit on forgone interest for gift loans of $100,000 or less. Self employed tax deductions   For gift loans between individuals, if the outstanding loans between the lender and borrower total $100,000 or less, the forgone interest to be included in income by the lender and deducted by the borrower is limited to the amount of the borrower's net investment income for the year. Self employed tax deductions If the borrower's net investment income is $1,000 or less, it is treated as zero. Self employed tax deductions This limit does not apply to a loan if the avoidance of federal tax is one of the main purposes of the interest arrangement. Self employed tax deductions Effective dates. Self employed tax deductions    These rules apply to term loans made after June 6, 1984, and to demand loans outstanding after that date. Self employed tax deductions U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions Savings Bonds This section provides tax information on U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions savings bonds. Self employed tax deductions It explains how to report the interest income on these bonds and how to treat transfers of these bonds. Self employed tax deductions U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions savings bonds currently offered to individuals include Series EE bonds and Series I bonds. Self employed tax deductions For other information on U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions savings bonds, write to:  For Series HH/H: Bureau of the Fiscal Service Division of Customer Assistance P. Self employed tax deductions O. Self employed tax deductions Box 2186 Parkersburg, WV 26106-2186  For Series EE and I paper savings bonds: Bureau of the Fiscal Service Division of Customer Assistance P. Self employed tax deductions O. Self employed tax deductions Box 7012 Parkersburg, WV 26106-7012  For Series EE and I electronic bonds: Bureau of the Fiscal Service  Division of Customer Assistance P. Self employed tax deductions O. Self employed tax deductions Box 7015 Parkersburg, WV 26106-7015 Or, on the Internet, visit: www. Self employed tax deductions treasurydirect. Self employed tax deductions gov/indiv/indiv. Self employed tax deductions htm. Self employed tax deductions Accrual method taxpayers. Self employed tax deductions   If you use an accrual method of accounting, you must report interest on U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions savings bonds each year as it accrues. Self employed tax deductions You cannot postpone reporting interest until you receive it or until the bonds mature. Self employed tax deductions Cash method taxpayers. Self employed tax deductions   If you use the cash method of accounting, as most individual taxpayers do, you generally report the interest on U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions savings bonds when you receive it. Self employed tax deductions But see Reporting options for cash method taxpayers , later. Self employed tax deductions Series HH bonds. Self employed tax deductions   These bonds were issued at face value. Self employed tax deductions Interest is paid twice a year by direct deposit to your bank account. Self employed tax deductions If you are a cash method taxpayer, you must report interest on these bonds as income in the year you receive it. Self employed tax deductions   Series HH bonds were first offered in 1980 and last offered in August 2004. Self employed tax deductions Before 1980, series H bonds were issued. Self employed tax deductions Series H bonds are treated the same as series HH bonds. Self employed tax deductions If you are a cash method taxpayer, you must report the interest when you receive it. Self employed tax deductions   Series H bonds have a maturity period of 30 years. Self employed tax deductions Series HH bonds mature in 20 years. Self employed tax deductions The last series H bonds matured in 2009. Self employed tax deductions The last series HH bonds will mature in 2024. Self employed tax deductions Series EE and series I bonds. Self employed tax deductions   Interest on these bonds is payable when you redeem the bonds. Self employed tax deductions The difference between the purchase price and the redemption value is taxable interest. Self employed tax deductions Series EE bonds. Self employed tax deductions   Series EE bonds were first offered in January 1980 and have a maturity period of 30 years. Self employed tax deductions Before July 1980, series E bonds were issued. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions Paper series EE and series E bonds are issued at a discount. Self employed tax deductions The face value is payable to you at maturity. Self employed tax deductions Electronic series EE bonds are issued at their face value. Self employed tax deductions The face value plus accrued interest is payable to you at maturity. Self employed tax deductions As of January 1, 2012, paper savings bonds were no longer sold at financial institutions. Self employed tax deductions    Owners of paper series EE bonds can convert them to electronic bonds. Self employed tax deductions These converted bonds do not retain the denomination listed on the paper certificate but are posted at their purchase price (with accrued interest). Self employed tax deductions Series I bonds. Self employed tax deductions   Series I bonds were first offered in 1998. Self employed tax deductions These are inflation-indexed bonds issued at their face amount with a maturity period of 30 years. Self employed tax deductions The face value plus all accrued interest is payable to you at maturity. Self employed tax deductions Reporting options for cash method taxpayers. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions Method 1. Self employed tax deductions Postpone reporting the interest until the earlier of the year you cash or dispose of the bonds or the year in which they mature. Self employed tax deductions (However, see Savings bonds traded , later. Self employed tax deductions )  Note. Self employed tax deductions Series EE bonds issued in 1983 matured in 2013. Self employed tax deductions If you have used method 1, you generally must report the interest on these bonds on your 2013 return. Self employed tax deductions The last series E bonds were issued in 1980 and matured in 2010. Self employed tax deductions If you used method 1, you generally should have reported the interest on these bonds on your 2010 return. Self employed tax deductions Method 2. Self employed tax deductions Choose to report the increase in redemption value as interest each year. Self employed tax deductions  You must use the same method for all series EE, series E, and series I bonds you own. Self employed tax deductions If you do not choose method 2 by reporting the increase in redemption value as interest each year, you must use method 1. Self employed tax deductions If you plan to cash your bonds in the same year you will pay for higher educational expenses, you may want to use method 1 because you may be able to exclude the interest from your income. Self employed tax deductions To learn how, see Education Savings Bond Program, later. Self employed tax deductions Change from method 1. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions In the year of change, you must report all interest accrued to date and not previously reported for all your bonds. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions Change from method 2. Self employed tax deductions   To change from method 2 to method 1, you must request permission from the IRS. Self employed tax deductions Permission for the change is automatically granted if you send the IRS a statement that meets all the following requirements. Self employed tax deductions You have typed or printed the following number at the top: “131. Self employed tax deductions ” It includes your name and social security number under “131. Self employed tax deductions ” It includes the year of change (both the beginning and ending dates). Self employed tax deductions It identifies the savings bonds for which you are requesting this change. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions   You must attach this statement to your tax return for the year of change, which you must file by the due date (including extensions). Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions On the statement, type or print “Filed pursuant to section 301. Self employed tax deductions 9100-2. Self employed tax deductions ” To get this extension, you must have filed your original return for the year of the change by the due date (including extensions). Self employed tax deductions    By the date you file the original statement with your return, you must also send a signed copy to the address below. Self employed tax deductions    Internal Revenue Service Attention: CC:IT&A (Automatic Rulings Branch) P. Self employed tax deductions O. Self employed tax deductions Box 7604 Benjamin Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044   If you use a private delivery service, send the signed copy to the address below. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions In that case, follow the form instructions for an automatic change. Self employed tax deductions No user fee is required. Self employed tax deductions Co-owners. Self employed tax deductions   If a U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions One co-owner's funds used. Self employed tax deductions   If you used your funds to buy the bond, you must pay the tax on the interest. Self employed tax deductions This is true even if you let the other co-owner redeem the bond and keep all the proceeds. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions The co-owner who redeemed the bond is a “nominee. Self employed tax deductions ” See Nominee distributions under How To Report Interest Income, later, for more information about how a person who is a nominee reports interest income belonging to another person. Self employed tax deductions Both co-owners' funds used. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions Community property. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions If you file separate returns, each of you generally must report one-half of the bond interest. Self employed tax deductions For more information about community property, see Publication 555. Self employed tax deductions Table 1-2. Self employed tax deductions   These rules are also shown in Table 1-2. Self employed tax deductions Child as only owner. Self employed tax deductions   Interest on U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions savings bonds bought for and registered only in the name of your child is income to your child, even if you paid for the bonds and are named as beneficiary. Self employed tax deductions If the bonds are series EE, series E, or series I bonds, the interest on the bonds is income to your child in the earlier of the year the bonds are cashed or disposed of or the year the bonds mature, unless your child chooses to report the interest income each year. Self employed tax deductions Choice to report interest each year. Self employed tax deductions   The choice to report the accrued interest each year can be made either by your child or by you for your child. Self employed tax deductions This choice is made by filing an income tax return that shows all the interest earned to date, and by stating on the return that your child chooses to report the interest each year. Self employed tax deductions Either you or your child should keep a copy of this return. Self employed tax deductions   Unless your child is otherwise required to file a tax return for any year after making this choice, your child does not have to file a return only to report the annual accrual of U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions savings bond interest under this choice. Self employed tax deductions However, see Tax on unearned income of certain children , earlier, under General Information. Self employed tax deductions Neither you nor your child can change the way you report the interest unless you request permission from the IRS, as discussed earlier under Change from method 2 . Self employed tax deductions Ownership transferred. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions But, if the bonds were reissued in your name alone, you do not have to report the interest accrued at that time. Self employed tax deductions   This same rule applies when bonds (other than bonds held as community property) are transferred between spouses or incident to divorce. Self employed tax deductions Example. Self employed tax deductions You bought series EE bonds entirely with your own funds. Self employed tax deductions You did not choose to report the accrued interest each year. Self employed tax deductions Later, you transfer the bonds to your former spouse under a divorce agreement. Self employed tax deductions You must include the deferred accrued interest, from the date of the original issue of the bonds to the date of transfer, in your income in the year of transfer. Self employed tax deductions Your former spouse includes in income the interest on the bonds from the date of transfer to the date of redemption. Self employed tax deductions Table 1-2. Self employed tax deductions Who Pays the Tax on U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions Savings Bond Interest IF . Self employed tax deductions . Self employed tax deductions . Self employed tax deductions THEN the interest must be reported by . Self employed tax deductions . Self employed tax deductions . Self employed tax deductions you buy a bond in your name and the name of another person as co-owners, using only your own funds you. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions you and your spouse, who live in a community property state, buy a bond that is community property you and your spouse. Self employed tax deductions If you file separate returns, both you and your spouse generally report one-half of the interest. Self employed tax deductions Purchased jointly. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions This interest, however, as well as all interest earned after the reissue, is income to the former co-owner. Self employed tax deductions   This income-reporting rule also applies when the bonds are reissued in the name of your former co-owner and a new co-owner. Self employed tax deductions But the new co-owner will report only his or her share of the interest earned after the transfer. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions Example 1. Self employed tax deductions You and your spouse each spent an equal amount to buy a $1,000 series EE savings bond. Self employed tax deductions The bond was issued to you and your spouse as co-owners. Self employed tax deductions You both postpone reporting interest on the bond. Self employed tax deductions You later have the bond reissued as two $500 bonds, one in your name and one in your spouse's name. Self employed tax deductions At that time neither you nor your spouse has to report the interest earned to the date of reissue. Self employed tax deductions Example 2. Self employed tax deductions You bought a $1,000 series EE savings bond entirely with your own funds. Self employed tax deductions The bond was issued to you and your spouse as co-owners. Self employed tax deductions You both postponed reporting interest on the bond. Self employed tax deductions You later have the bond reissued as two $500 bonds, one in your name and one in your spouse's name. Self employed tax deductions You must report half the interest earned to the date of reissue. Self employed tax deductions Transfer to a trust. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions See Savings bonds traded , later. Self employed tax deductions Decedents. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions Decedent who reported interest each year. Self employed tax deductions   If the bonds transferred because of death were owned by a person who used an accrual method, or who used the cash method and had chosen to report the interest each year, the interest earned in the year of death up to the date of death must be reported on that person's final return. Self employed tax deductions The person who acquires the bonds includes in income only interest earned after the date of death. Self employed tax deductions Decedent who postponed reporting interest. Self employed tax deductions   If the transferred bonds were owned by a decedent who had used the cash method and had not chosen to report the interest each year, and who had bought the bonds entirely with his or her own funds, all interest earned before death must be reported in one of the following ways. Self employed tax deductions The surviving spouse or personal representative (executor, administrator, etc. Self employed tax deductions ) who files the final income tax return of the decedent can choose to include on that return all interest earned on the bonds before the decedent's death. Self employed tax deductions The person who acquires the bonds then includes in income only interest earned after the date of death. Self employed tax deductions If the choice in (1) is not made, the interest earned up to the date of death is income in respect of the decedent and should not be included in the decedent's final return. Self employed tax deductions All interest earned both before and after the decedent's death (except any part reported by the estate on its income tax return) is income to the person who acquires the bonds. Self employed tax deductions If that person uses the cash method and does not choose to report the interest each year, he or she can postpone reporting it until the year the bonds are cashed or disposed of or the year they mature, whichever is earlier. Self employed tax deductions In the year that person reports the interest, he or she can claim a deduction for any federal estate tax paid on the part of the interest included in the decedent's estate. Self employed tax deductions For more information on income in respect of a decedent, see Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators. Self employed tax deductions Example 1. Self employed tax deductions Your uncle, a cash method taxpayer, died and left you a $1,000 series EE bond. Self employed tax deductions He had bought the bond for $500 and had not chosen to report the interest each year. Self employed tax deductions At the date of death, interest of $200 had accrued on the bond, and its value of $700 was included in your uncle's estate. Self employed tax deductions Your uncle's executor chose not to include the $200 accrued interest in your uncle's final income tax return. Self employed tax deductions The $200 is income in respect of the decedent. Self employed tax deductions You are a cash method taxpayer and do not choose to report the interest each year as it is earned. Self employed tax deductions If you cash the bond when it reaches maturity value of $1,000, you report $500 interest income—the difference between maturity value of $1,000 and the original cost of $500. Self employed tax deductions For that year, you can deduct (as a miscellaneous itemized deduction not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit) any federal estate tax paid because the $200 interest was included in your uncle's estate. Self employed tax deductions Example 2. Self employed tax deductions If, in Example 1 , the executor had chosen to include the $200 accrued interest in your uncle's final return, you would report only $300 as interest when you cashed the bond at maturity. Self employed tax deductions $300 is the interest earned after your uncle's death. Self employed tax deductions Example 3. Self employed tax deductions If, in Example 1 , you make or have made the choice to report the increase in redemption value as interest each year, you include in gross income for the year you acquire the bond all of the unreported increase in value of all series E, series EE, and series I bonds you hold, including the $200 on the bond you inherited from your uncle. Self employed tax deductions Example 4. Self employed tax deductions When your aunt died, she owned series HH bonds that she had acquired in a trade for series EE bonds. Self employed tax deductions You were the beneficiary of these bonds. Self employed tax deductions Your aunt used the cash method and did not choose to report the interest on the series EE bonds each year as it accrued. Self employed tax deductions Your aunt's executor chose not to include any interest earned before your aunt's death on her final return. Self employed tax deductions The income in respect of the decedent is the sum of the unreported interest on the series EE bonds and the interest, if any, payable on the series HH bonds but not received as of the date of your aunt's death. Self employed tax deductions You must report any interest received during the year as income on your return. Self employed tax deductions The part of the interest payable but not received before your aunt's death is income in respect of the decedent and may qualify for the estate tax deduction. Self employed tax deductions For information on when to report the interest on the series EE bonds traded, see Savings bonds traded , later. Self employed tax deductions Savings bonds distributed from a retirement or profit-sharing plan. Self employed tax deductions   If you acquire a U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions savings bond in a taxable distribution from a retirement or profit-sharing plan, your income for the year of distribution includes the bond's redemption value (its cost plus the interest accrued before the distribution). Self employed tax deductions When you redeem the bond (whether in the year of distribution or later), your interest income includes only the interest accrued after the bond was distributed. Self employed tax deductions To figure the interest reported as a taxable distribution and your interest income when you redeem the bond, see Worksheet for savings bonds distributed from a retirement or profit-sharing plan under How To Report Interest Income, later. Self employed tax deductions Savings bonds traded. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions (You cannot trade series I bonds for series HH bonds. Self employed tax deductions After August 31, 2004, you cannot trade any other series of bonds for series HH bonds. Self employed tax deductions ) Any cash you received is income up to the amount of the interest earned on the bonds traded. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions Example. Self employed tax deductions You traded series EE bonds (on which you postponed reporting the interest) for $2,500 in series HH bonds and $223 in cash. Self employed tax deductions You reported the $223 as taxable income on your tax return. Self employed tax deductions At the time of the trade, the series EE bonds had accrued interest of $523 and a redemption value of $2,723. Self employed tax deductions You hold the series HH bonds until maturity, when you receive $2,500. Self employed tax deductions You must report $300 as interest income in the year of maturity. Self employed tax deductions This is the difference between their redemption value, $2,500, and your cost, $2,200 (the amount you paid for the series EE bonds). Self employed tax deductions (It is also the difference between the accrued interest of $523 on the series EE bonds and the $223 cash received on the trade. Self employed tax deductions ) Choice to report interest in year of trade. Self employed tax deductions   You could have chosen to treat all of the previously unreported accrued interest on series EE or series E bonds traded for series HH bonds as income in the year of the trade. Self employed tax deductions If you made this choice, it is treated as a change from method 1. Self employed tax deductions See Change from method 1 under Series EE and series I bonds, earlier. Self employed tax deductions Form 1099-INT for U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions savings bond interest. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions However, your Form 1099-INT may show more interest than you have to include on your income tax return. Self employed tax deductions For example, this may happen if any of the following are true. Self employed tax deductions You chose to report the increase in the redemption value of the bond each year. Self employed tax deductions The interest shown on your Form 1099-INT will not be reduced by amounts previously included in income. Self employed tax deductions You received the bond from a decedent. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions Ownership of the bond was transferred. Self employed tax deductions The interest shown on your Form 1099-INT will not be reduced by interest that accrued before the transfer. Self employed tax deductions You were named as a co-owner, and the other co-owner contributed funds to buy the bond. Self employed tax deductions The interest shown on your Form 1099-INT will not be reduced by the amount you received as nominee for the other co-owner. Self employed tax deductions (See Co-owners , earlier in this section, for more information about the reporting requirements. Self employed tax deductions ) You received the bond in a taxable distribution from a retirement or profit-sharing plan. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions (This amount is generally shown on Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Self employed tax deductions , for the year of distribution. Self employed tax deductions )   For more information on including the correct amount of interest on your return, see U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions savings bond interest previously reported or Nominee distributions under How To Report Interest Income, later. Self employed tax deductions    Interest on U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions savings bonds is exempt from state and local taxes. Self employed tax deductions The Form 1099-INT you receive will indicate the amount that is for U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions savings bonds interest in box 3. Self employed tax deductions Do not include this income on your state or local income tax return. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions savings bonds during the year if you pay qualified higher educational expenses during the same year. Self employed tax deductions This exclusion is known as the Education Savings Bond Program. Self employed tax deductions You do not qualify for this exclusion if your filing status is married filing separately. Self employed tax deductions Form 8815. Self employed tax deductions   Use Form 8815 to figure your exclusion. Self employed tax deductions Attach the form to your Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Self employed tax deductions Qualified U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions savings bonds. Self employed tax deductions   A qualified U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions savings bond is a series EE bond issued after 1989 or a series I bond. Self employed tax deductions The bond must be issued either in your name (sole owner) or in your and your spouse's names (co-owners). Self employed tax deductions You must be at least 24 years old before the bond's issue date. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions    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. Self employed tax deductions Beneficiary. Self employed tax deductions   You can designate any individual (including a child) as a beneficiary of the bond. Self employed tax deductions Verification by IRS. Self employed tax deductions   If you claim the exclusion, the IRS will check it by using bond redemption information from the Department of Treasury. Self employed tax deductions Qualified expenses. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions   Qualified expenses include any contribution you make to a qualified tuition program or to a Coverdell education savings account. Self employed tax deductions For information about these programs, see Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. Self employed tax deductions   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. Self employed tax deductions Eligible educational institutions. Self employed tax deductions   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 Department of Education. Self employed tax deductions Reduction for certain benefits. Self employed tax deductions   You must reduce your qualified higher educational expenses by all of the following tax-free benefits. Self employed tax deductions Tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships. Self employed tax deductions Expenses used to figure the tax-free portion of distributions from a Coverdell ESA. Self employed tax deductions Expenses used to figure the tax-free portion of distributions from a qualified tuition program. Self employed tax deductions Any tax-free payments (other than gifts or inheritances) received as educational assistance, such as: Veterans' educational assistance benefits, Qualified tuition reductions, or Employer-provided educational assistance. Self employed tax deductions Any expense used in figuring the American Opportunity and lifetime learning credits. Self employed tax deductions For information about these benefits, see Publication 970. Self employed tax deductions Amount excludable. Self employed tax deductions   If the total proceeds (interest and principal) from the qualified U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions 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. Self employed tax deductions If the proceeds are more than the expenses, you may be able to exclude only part of the interest. Self employed tax deductions   To determine the excludable amount, multiply the interest part of the proceeds by a fraction. Self employed tax deductions The numer
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The Self Employed Tax Deductions

Self employed tax deductions Publication 519 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Self employed tax deductions Tax questions. Self employed tax deductions What's New Reminders Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 519, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Self employed tax deductions irs. Self employed tax deductions gov/pub519. Self employed tax deductions Introduction For tax purposes, an alien is an individual who is not a U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions citizen. Self employed tax deductions Aliens are classified as nonresident aliens and resident aliens. Self employed tax deductions This publication will help you determine your status and give you information you will need to file your U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions tax return. Self employed tax deductions Resident aliens generally are taxed on their worldwide income, the same as U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions citizens. Self employed tax deductions Nonresident aliens are taxed only on their income from sources within the United States and on certain income connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States. Self employed tax deductions The information in this publication is not as comprehensive for resident aliens as it is for nonresident aliens. Self employed tax deductions Resident aliens are generally treated the same as U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions citizens and can find more information in other IRS publications. Self employed tax deductions Table A, Where To Find What You Need To Know About U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions Taxes, provides a list of questions and the chapter or chapters in this publication where you will find the related discussion. Self employed tax deductions Answers to frequently asked questions are presented in the back of the publication. Self employed tax deductions Table A. Self employed tax deductions Where To Find What You Need To Know About U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions Taxes Commonly Asked Questions Where To Find The Answer Am I a nonresident alien or resident alien? See chapter 1. Self employed tax deductions Can I be a nonresident alien and a resident alien in the same year? See Dual-Status Aliens in chapter 1. Self employed tax deductions See chapter 6. Self employed tax deductions I am a resident alien and my spouse is a nonresident alien. Self employed tax deductions Are there special rules for us? See Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident  in chapter 1. Self employed tax deductions See Community Income in chapter 2. Self employed tax deductions Is all my income subject to U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions tax? See chapter 2. Self employed tax deductions See chapter 3. Self employed tax deductions Is my scholarship subject to U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions tax? See Scholarship Grants, Prizes, and Awards in chapter 2. Self employed tax deductions See Scholarship and Fellowship Grants in chapter 3. Self employed tax deductions See chapter 9. Self employed tax deductions What is the tax rate on my income subject to U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions tax? See chapter 4. Self employed tax deductions I moved to the United States this year. Self employed tax deductions Can I deduct my moving expenses on my U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions return? See Deductions in chapter 5. Self employed tax deductions Can I claim exemptions for my spouse and children? See Exemptions in chapter 5. Self employed tax deductions I pay income taxes to my home country. Self employed tax deductions Can I get credit for these taxes on my U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions tax return? See Tax Credits and Payments in chapter 5. Self employed tax deductions What forms must I file and when and where do I file them? See chapter 7. Self employed tax deductions How should I pay my U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions income taxes? See chapter 8. Self employed tax deductions Am I eligible for any benefits under a tax treaty? See Income Entitled to Tax Treaty Benefits in chapter 8. Self employed tax deductions See chapter 9. Self employed tax deductions Are employees of foreign governments and international organizations exempt from U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions tax? See chapter 10. Self employed tax deductions Is there anything special I have to do before leaving the United States? See chapter 11. Self employed tax deductions See Expatriation Tax in chapter 4. Self employed tax deductions Comments and suggestions. Self employed tax deductions   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Self employed tax deductions   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Self employed tax deductions NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Self employed tax deductions Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Self employed tax deductions   You can send us comments from www. Self employed tax deductions irs. Self employed tax deductions gov/formspubs/. 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Self employed tax deductions We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Self employed tax deductions What's New Personal exemption increased. Self employed tax deductions  For tax years beginning in 2013, the personal exemption amount is increased to $3,900. Self employed tax deductions U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions real property interest. Self employed tax deductions  Generally, the treatment of a regulated investment company (RIC) as a qualified investment entity (QIE) was scheduled to expire at the end of 2011. Self employed tax deductions The provision has been extended through 2013. Self employed tax deductions The special rules that apply to distributions from a QIE attributable to the gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions real property interest will continue to apply to any distribution from a RIC in 2013. Self employed tax deductions Beginning in 2014 (unless extended by legislation), a RIC will only be treated as a QIE for certain distributions from the RIC that are directly or indirectly attributable to distributions received by the RIC from a REIT. Self employed tax deductions See Qualified investment entities under U. Self employed tax deductions S. Self employed tax deductions Real Property Interest. Self employed tax deductions Interest-related dividends and short-term capital gain dividends received from mutual funds. Self employed tax deductions  The exemption of tax on certain interest-related dividends and short-term capital gain dividends paid by a mutual fund or other regulated investment company was scheduled to expire at the end of 2011. Self employed tax deductions These provisions have been extended through 2013. Self employed tax deductions The exemption expires for amounts paid in tax years beginning after December 31, 2013 (unless extended by legislation). Self employed tax deductions Multi-level marketing. Self employed tax deductions  Clarification regarding the characterization and source of income received from multi-level marketing companies by distributors (upper-tier distributors) that are based on the sales or purchases of persons whom they have recruited and sponsored (lower-tier distributors) is provided. Self employed tax deductions See Multi-level marketing under Personal Services in chapter 2. Self employed tax deductions Additional Medicare Tax. Self employed tax deductions  For 2013, you may be required to pay Additional Medicare Tax. Self employed tax deductions Also, you may need to report Additional Medicare Tax withheld by your employer. Self employed tax deductions For more information, see Additional Medicare Tax under Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Self-Employment Tax in chapter 8. Self employed tax deductions For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, go to IRS. Self employed tax deductions gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Self employed tax deductions Reminders Refunds of certain withholding tax delayed. Self employed tax deductions  Refund requests for tax withheld and reported on Form 1042-S, Form 8288-A, or Form 8805 may require additional time for processing. Self employed tax deductions Allow up to 6 months for these refunds to be issued. Self employed tax deductions Third party designee. Self employed tax deductions  You can check the “Yes” box in the “Third Party Designee” area of your return to authorize the IRS to discuss your return with a friend, family member, or any other person you choose. Self employed tax deductions This allows the IRS to call the person you identified as your designee to answer any questions that may arise during the processing of your return. Self employed tax deductions It also allows your designee to perform certain actions such as asking the IRS for copies of notices or transcripts related to your return. Self employed tax deductions Also, the authorization can be revoked. Self employed tax deductions See your income tax return instructions for details. Self employed tax deductions Change of address. Self employed tax deductions . Self employed tax deductions  If you change your mailing address, be sure to notify the Internal Revenue Service using Form 8822, Change of Address. Self employed tax deductions Photographs of missing children. Self employed tax deductions  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Self employed tax deductions Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Self employed tax deductions You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Self employed tax deductions Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications