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State income tax returns 1. State income tax returns   Deducting Business Expenses Table of Contents What's New Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: What Can I Deduct?Cost of Goods Sold Capital Expenses Capital versus Deductible Expenses Personal versus Business Expenses How Much Can I Deduct?Not-for-profit limits. State income tax returns At-risk limits. State income tax returns Passive activities. State income tax returns Net operating loss. State income tax returns When Can I Deduct an Expense?Economic performance. State income tax returns Not-for-Profit ActivitiesGross Income Limit on Deductions What's New Optional safe harbor method to determine the business use of a home deduction. State income tax returns  Beginning in 2013, you can use the optional safe harbor method to determine the deduction for the business use of your home. State income tax returns See Optional safe harbor method under Business use of your home , later. State income tax returns Introduction This chapter covers the general rules for deducting business expenses. State income tax returns Business expenses are the costs of carrying on a trade or business, and they are usually deductible if the business is operated to make a profit. State income tax returns Topics - This chapter discusses: What you can deduct How much you can deduct When you can deduct Not-for-profit activities Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 334 Tax Guide for Small Business 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 529 Miscellaneous Deductions 536 Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 538 Accounting Periods and Methods 542 Corporations 547 Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts 587 Business Use of Your Home 925 Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules 936 Home Mortgage Interest Deduction 946 How To Depreciate Property Form (and Instructions) Sch A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions 5213 Election To Postpone Determination as To Whether the Presumption Applies That an Activity Is Engaged in for Profit See chapter 12 for information about getting publications and forms. State income tax returns What Can I Deduct? To be deductible, a business expense must be both ordinary and necessary. State income tax returns An ordinary expense is one that is common and accepted in your industry. State income tax returns A necessary expense is one that is helpful and appropriate for your trade or business. State income tax returns An expense does not have to be indispensable to be considered necessary. State income tax returns Even though an expense may be ordinary and necessary, you may not be allowed to deduct the expense in the year you paid or incurred it. State income tax returns In some cases you may not be allowed to deduct the expense at all. State income tax returns Therefore, it is important to distinguish usual business expenses from expenses that include the following. State income tax returns The expenses used to figure cost of goods sold, Capital expenses, and Personal expenses. State income tax returns Cost of Goods Sold If your business manufactures products or purchases them for resale, you generally must value inventory at the beginning and end of each tax year to determine your cost of goods sold. State income tax returns Some of your business expenses may be included in figuring cost of goods sold. State income tax returns Cost of goods sold is deducted from your gross receipts to figure your gross profit for the year. State income tax returns If you include an expense in the cost of goods sold, you cannot deduct it again as a business expense. State income tax returns The following are types of expenses that go into figuring cost of goods sold. State income tax returns The cost of products or raw materials, including freight. State income tax returns Storage. State income tax returns Direct labor (including contributions to pension or annuity plans) for workers who produce the products. State income tax returns Factory overhead. State income tax returns Under the uniform capitalization rules, you must capitalize the direct costs and part of the indirect costs for certain production or resale activities. State income tax returns Indirect costs include rent, interest, taxes, storage, purchasing, processing, repackaging, handling, and administrative costs. State income tax returns This rule does not apply to personal property you acquire for resale if your average annual gross receipts (or those of your predecessor) for the preceding 3 tax years are not more than $10 million. State income tax returns For more information, see the following sources. State income tax returns Cost of goods sold—chapter 6 of Publication 334. State income tax returns Inventories—Publication 538. State income tax returns Uniform capitalization rules—Publication 538 and section 263A of the Internal Revenue Code and the related regulations. State income tax returns Capital Expenses You must capitalize, rather than deduct, some costs. State income tax returns These costs are a part of your investment in your business and are called “capital expenses. State income tax returns ” Capital expenses are considered assets in your business. State income tax returns In general, you capitalize three types of costs. State income tax returns Business start-up costs (See Tip below). State income tax returns Business assets. State income tax returns Improvements. State income tax returns You can elect to deduct or amortize certain business start-up costs. State income tax returns See chapters 7 and 8. State income tax returns Cost recovery. State income tax returns   Although you generally cannot take a current deduction for a capital expense, you may be able to recover the amount you spend through depreciation, amortization, or depletion. State income tax returns These recovery methods allow you to deduct part of your cost each year. State income tax returns In this way, you are able to recover your capital expense. State income tax returns See Amortization (chapter 8) and Depletion (chapter 9) in this publication. State income tax returns A taxpayer can elect to deduct a portion of the costs of certain depreciable property as a section 179 deduction. State income tax returns A greater portion of these costs can be deducted if the property is qualified disaster assistance property. State income tax returns See Publication 946 for details. State income tax returns Going Into Business The costs of getting started in business, before you actually begin business operations, are capital expenses. State income tax returns These costs may include expenses for advertising, travel, or wages for training employees. State income tax returns If you go into business. State income tax returns   When you go into business, treat all costs you had to get your business started as capital expenses. State income tax returns   Usually you recover costs for a particular asset through depreciation. State income tax returns Generally, you cannot recover other costs until you sell the business or otherwise go out of business. State income tax returns However, you can choose to amortize certain costs for setting up your business. State income tax returns See Starting a Business in chapter 8 for more information on business start-up costs. State income tax returns If your attempt to go into business is unsuccessful. State income tax returns   If you are an individual and your attempt to go into business is not successful, the expenses you had in trying to establish yourself in business fall into two categories. State income tax returns The costs you had before making a decision to acquire or begin a specific business. State income tax returns These costs are personal and nondeductible. State income tax returns They include any costs incurred during a general search for, or preliminary investigation of, a business or investment possibility. State income tax returns The costs you had in your attempt to acquire or begin a specific business. State income tax returns These costs are capital expenses and you can deduct them as a capital loss. State income tax returns   If you are a corporation and your attempt to go into a new trade or business is not successful, you may be able to deduct all investigatory costs as a loss. State income tax returns   The costs of any assets acquired during your unsuccessful attempt to go into business are a part of your basis in the assets. State income tax returns You cannot take a deduction for these costs. State income tax returns You will recover the costs of these assets when you dispose of them. State income tax returns Business Assets There are many different kinds of business assets; for example, land, buildings, machinery, furniture, trucks, patents, and franchise rights. State income tax returns You must fully capitalize the cost of these assets, including freight and installation charges. State income tax returns Certain property you produce for use in your trade or business must be capitalized under the uniform capitalization rules. State income tax returns See Regulations section 1. State income tax returns 263A-2 for information on these rules. State income tax returns Improvements Improvements are generally major expenditures. State income tax returns Some examples are: new electric wiring, a new roof, a new floor, new plumbing, bricking up windows to strengthen a wall, and lighting improvements. State income tax returns The costs of making improvements to a business asset are capital expenses if the improvements add to the value of the asset, appreciably lengthen the time you can use it, or adapt it to a different use. State income tax returns Beginning in 2014, you must capitalize as improvements costs that are for the betterment of a unit of property, restore the unit of property, or adapt the unit of property to a new or different use. State income tax returns Temporary regulations allow you to capitalize costs meeting the above criteria for tax years beginning after 2011. State income tax returns However, you can currently deduct repairs that keep your property in a normal efficient operating condition as a business expense. State income tax returns Treat as repairs amounts paid to replace parts of a machine that only keep it in a normal operating condition. State income tax returns Restoration plan. State income tax returns   Capitalize the cost of reconditioning, improving, or altering your property as part of a general restoration plan to make it suitable for your business. State income tax returns This applies even if some of the work would by itself be classified as repairs. State income tax returns Capital versus Deductible Expenses To help you distinguish between capital and deductible expenses, different examples are given below. State income tax returns Motor vehicles. State income tax returns   You usually capitalize the cost of a motor vehicle you use in your business. State income tax returns You can recover its cost through annual deductions for depreciation. State income tax returns   There are dollar limits on the depreciation you can claim each year on passenger automobiles used in your business. State income tax returns See Publication 463. State income tax returns   Generally, repairs you make to your business vehicle are currently deductible. State income tax returns However, amounts you pay to recondition and overhaul a business vehicle are capital expenses and are recovered through depreciation. State income tax returns Roads and driveways. State income tax returns    The cost of building a private road on your business property and the cost of replacing a gravel driveway with a concrete one are capital expenses you may be able to depreciate. State income tax returns The cost of maintaining a private road on your business property is a deductible expense. State income tax returns Tools. State income tax returns   Unless the uniform capitalization rules apply, amounts spent for tools used in your business are deductible expenses if the tools have a life expectancy of less than 1 year or their cost is minor. State income tax returns Machinery parts. State income tax returns   Unless the uniform capitalization rules apply, the cost of replacing short-lived parts of a machine to keep it in good working condition, but not add to its life, is a deductible expense. State income tax returns Heating equipment. State income tax returns   The cost of changing from one heating system to another is a capital expense. State income tax returns Personal versus Business Expenses Generally, you cannot deduct personal, living, or family expenses. State income tax returns However, if you have an expense for something that is used partly for business and partly for personal purposes, divide the total cost between the business and personal parts. State income tax returns You can deduct the business part. State income tax returns For example, if you borrow money and use 70% of it for business and the other 30% for a family vacation, you generally can deduct 70% of the interest as a business expense. State income tax returns The remaining 30% is personal interest and generally is not deductible. State income tax returns See chapter 4 for information on deducting interest and the allocation rules. State income tax returns Business use of your home. State income tax returns   If you use part of your home for business, you may be able to deduct expenses for the business use of your home. State income tax returns These expenses may include mortgage interest, insurance, utilities, repairs, and depreciation. State income tax returns   To qualify to claim expenses for the business use of your home, you must meet both of the following tests. State income tax returns The business part of your home must be used exclusively and regularly for your trade or business. State income tax returns The business part of your home must be: Your principal place of business, or A place where you meet or deal with patients, clients, or customers in the normal course of your trade or business, or A separate structure (not attached to your home) used in connection with your trade or business. State income tax returns   You generally do not have to meet the exclusive use test for the part of your home that you regularly use either for the storage of inventory or product samples, or as a daycare facility. State income tax returns   Your home office qualifies as your principal place of business if you meet the following requirements. State income tax returns You use the office exclusively and regularly for administrative or management activities of your trade or business. State income tax returns You have no other fixed location where you conduct substantial administrative or management activities of your trade or business. State income tax returns   If you have more than one business location, determine your principal place of business based on the following factors. State income tax returns The relative importance of the activities performed at each location. State income tax returns If the relative importance factor does not determine your principal place of business, consider the time spent at each location. State income tax returns Optional safe harbor method. State income tax returns   Beginning in 2013, individual taxpayers can use the optional safe harbor method to determine the amount of deductible expenses attributable to certain business use of a residence during the tax year. State income tax returns This method is an alternative to the calculation, allocation, and substantiation of actual expenses. State income tax returns   The deduction under the optional method is limited to $1,500 per year based on $5 a square foot for up to 300 square feet. State income tax returns Under this method, you claim your allowable mortgage interest, real estate taxes, and casualty losses on the home as itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). State income tax returns You are not required to allocate these deductions between personal and business use, as is required under the regular method. State income tax returns If you use the optional method, you cannot depreciate the portion of your home used in a trade or business. State income tax returns   Business expenses unrelated to the home, such as advertising, supplies, and wages paid to employees, are still fully deductible. State income tax returns All of the requirements discussed earlier under Business use of your home still apply. State income tax returns   For more information on the deduction for business use of your home, including the optional safe harbor method, see Publication 587. State income tax returns    If you were entitled to deduct depreciation on the part of your home used for business, you cannot exclude the part of the gain from the sale of your home that equals any depreciation you deducted (or could have deducted) for periods after May 6, 1997. State income tax returns Business use of your car. State income tax returns   If you use your car exclusively in your business, you can deduct car expenses. State income tax returns If you use your car for both business and personal purposes, you must divide your expenses based on actual mileage. State income tax returns Generally, commuting expenses between your home and your business location, within the area of your tax home, are not deductible. State income tax returns   You can deduct actual car expenses, which include depreciation (or lease payments), gas and oil, tires, repairs, tune-ups, insurance, and registration fees. State income tax returns Or, instead of figuring the business part of these actual expenses, you may be able to use the standard mileage rate to figure your deduction. State income tax returns Beginning in 2013, the standard mileage rate is 56. State income tax returns 5 cents per mile. State income tax returns   If you are self-employed, you can also deduct the business part of interest on your car loan, state and local personal property tax on the car, parking fees, and tolls, whether or not you claim the standard mileage rate. State income tax returns   For more information on car expenses and the rules for using the standard mileage rate, see Publication 463. State income tax returns How Much Can I Deduct? Generally, you can deduct the full amount of a business expense if it meets the criteria of ordinary and necessary and it is not a capital expense. State income tax returns Recovery of amount deducted (tax benefit rule). State income tax returns   If you recover part of an expense in the same tax year in which you would have claimed a deduction, reduce your current year expense by the amount of the recovery. State income tax returns If you have a recovery in a later year, include the recovered amount in income in that year. State income tax returns However, if part of the deduction for the expense did not reduce your tax, you do not have to include that part of the recovered amount in income. State income tax returns   For more information on recoveries and the tax benefit rule, see Publication 525. State income tax returns Payments in kind. State income tax returns   If you provide services to pay a business expense, the amount you can deduct is limited to your out-of-pocket costs. State income tax returns You cannot deduct the cost of your own labor. State income tax returns   Similarly, if you pay a business expense in goods or other property, you can deduct only what the property costs you. State income tax returns If these costs are included in the cost of goods sold, do not deduct them again as a business expense. State income tax returns Limits on losses. State income tax returns   If your deductions for an investment or business activity are more than the income it brings in, you have a loss. State income tax returns There may be limits on how much of the loss you can deduct. State income tax returns Not-for-profit limits. State income tax returns   If you carry on your business activity without the intention of making a profit, you cannot use a loss from it to offset other income. State income tax returns See Not-for-Profit Activities , later. State income tax returns At-risk limits. State income tax returns   Generally, a deductible loss from a trade or business or other income-producing activity is limited to the investment you have “at risk” in the activity. State income tax returns You are at risk in any activity for the following. State income tax returns The money and adjusted basis of property you contribute to the activity. State income tax returns Amounts you borrow for use in the activity if: You are personally liable for repayment, or You pledge property (other than property used in the activity) as security for the loan. State income tax returns For more information, see Publication 925. State income tax returns Passive activities. State income tax returns   Generally, you are in a passive activity if you have a trade or business activity in which you do not materially participate, or a rental activity. State income tax returns In general, deductions for losses from passive activities only offset income from passive activities. State income tax returns You cannot use any excess deductions to offset other income. State income tax returns In addition, passive activity credits can only offset the tax on net passive income. State income tax returns Any excess loss or credits are carried over to later years. State income tax returns Suspended passive losses are fully deductible in the year you completely dispose of the activity. State income tax returns For more information, see Publication 925. State income tax returns Net operating loss. State income tax returns   If your deductions are more than your income for the year, you may have a “net operating loss. State income tax returns ” You can use a net operating loss to lower your taxes in other years. State income tax returns See Publication 536 for more information. State income tax returns   See Publication 542 for information about net operating losses of corporations. State income tax returns When Can I Deduct an Expense? When you can deduct an expense depends on your accounting method. State income tax returns An accounting method is a set of rules used to determine when and how income and expenses are reported. State income tax returns The two basic methods are the cash method and the accrual method. State income tax returns Whichever method you choose must clearly reflect income. State income tax returns For more information on accounting methods, see Publication 538. State income tax returns Cash method. State income tax returns   Under the cash method of accounting, you generally deduct business expenses in the tax year you pay them. State income tax returns Accrual method. State income tax returns   Under an accrual method of accounting, you generally deduct business expenses when both of the following apply. State income tax returns The all-events test has been met. State income tax returns The test is met when: All events have occurred that fix the fact of liability, and The liability can be determined with reasonable accuracy. State income tax returns Economic performance has occurred. State income tax returns Economic performance. State income tax returns   You generally cannot deduct or capitalize a business expense until economic performance occurs. State income tax returns If your expense is for property or services provided to you, or for your use of property, economic performance occurs as the property or services are provided, or the property is used. State income tax returns If your expense is for property or services you provide to others, economic performance occurs as you provide the property or services. State income tax returns Example. State income tax returns Your tax year is the calendar year. State income tax returns In December 2013, the Field Plumbing Company did some repair work at your place of business and sent you a bill for $600. State income tax returns You paid it by check in January 2014. State income tax returns If you use the accrual method of accounting, deduct the $600 on your tax return for 2013 because all events have occurred to “fix” the fact of liability (in this case the work was completed), the liability can be determined, and economic performance occurred in that year. State income tax returns If you use the cash method of accounting, deduct the expense on your 2014 return. State income tax returns Prepayment. State income tax returns   You generally cannot deduct expenses in advance, even if you pay them in advance. State income tax returns This rule applies to both the cash and accrual methods. State income tax returns It applies to prepaid interest, prepaid insurance premiums, and any other expense paid far enough in advance to, in effect, create an asset with a useful life extending substantially beyond the end of the current tax year. State income tax returns Example. State income tax returns In 2013, you sign a 10-year lease and immediately pay your rent for the first 3 years. State income tax returns Even though you paid the rent for 2013, 2014, and 2015, you can only deduct the rent for 2013 on your 2013 tax return. State income tax returns You can deduct the rent for 2014 and 2015 on your tax returns for those years. State income tax returns Contested liability. State income tax returns   Under the cash method, you can deduct a contested liability only in the year you pay the liability. State income tax returns Under the accrual method, you can deduct contested liabilities such as taxes (except foreign or U. State income tax returns S. State income tax returns possession income, war profits, and excess profits taxes) either in the tax year you pay the liability (or transfer money or other property to satisfy the obligation) or in the tax year you settle the contest. State income tax returns However, to take the deduction in the year of payment or transfer, you must meet certain conditions. State income tax returns See Regulations section 1. State income tax returns 461-2. State income tax returns Related person. State income tax returns   Under an accrual method of accounting, you generally deduct expenses when you incur them, even if you have not yet paid them. State income tax returns However, if you and the person you owe are related and that person uses the cash method of accounting, you must pay the expense before you can deduct it. State income tax returns Your deduction is allowed when the amount is includible in income by the related cash method payee. State income tax returns See Related Persons in Publication 538. State income tax returns Not-for-Profit Activities If you do not carry on your business or investment activity to make a profit, you cannot use a loss from the activity to offset other income. State income tax returns Activities you do as a hobby, or mainly for sport or recreation, are often not entered into for profit. State income tax returns The limit on not-for-profit losses applies to individuals, partnerships, estates, trusts, and S corporations. State income tax returns It does not apply to corporations other than S corporations. State income tax returns In determining whether you are carrying on an activity for profit, several factors are taken into account. State income tax returns No one factor alone is decisive. State income tax returns Among the factors to consider are whether: You carry on the activity in a businesslike manner, The time and effort you put into the activity indicate you intend to make it profitable, You depend on the income for your livelihood, Your losses are due to circumstances beyond your control (or are normal in the start-up phase of your type of business), You change your methods of operation in an attempt to improve profitability, You (or your advisors) have the knowledge needed to carry on the activity as a successful business, You were successful in making a profit in similar activities in the past, The activity makes a profit in some years, and You can expect to make a future profit from the appreciation of the assets used in the activity. State income tax returns Presumption of profit. State income tax returns   An activity is presumed carried on for profit if it produced a profit in at least 3 of the last 5 tax years, including the current year. State income tax returns Activities that consist primarily of breeding, training, showing, or racing horses are presumed carried on for profit if they produced a profit in at least 2 of the last 7 tax years, including the current year. State income tax returns The activity must be substantially the same for each year within this period. State income tax returns You have a profit when the gross income from an activity exceeds the deductions. State income tax returns   If a taxpayer dies before the end of the 5-year (or 7-year) period, the “test” period ends on the date of the taxpayer's death. State income tax returns   If your business or investment activity passes this 3- (or 2-) years-of-profit test, the IRS will presume it is carried on for profit. State income tax returns This means the limits discussed here will not apply. State income tax returns You can take all your business deductions from the activity, even for the years that you have a loss. State income tax returns You can rely on this presumption unless the IRS later shows it to be invalid. State income tax returns Using the presumption later. State income tax returns   If you are starting an activity and do not have 3 (or 2) years showing a profit, you can elect to have the presumption made after you have the 5 (or 7) years of experience allowed by the test. State income tax returns   You can elect to do this by filing Form 5213. State income tax returns Filing this form postpones any determination that your activity is not carried on for profit until 5 (or 7) years have passed since you started the activity. State income tax returns   The benefit gained by making this election is that the IRS will not immediately question whether your activity is engaged in for profit. State income tax returns Accordingly, it will not restrict your deductions. State income tax returns Rather, you will gain time to earn a profit in the required number of years. State income tax returns If you show 3 (or 2) years of profit at the end of this period, your deductions are not limited under these rules. State income tax returns If you do not have 3 (or 2) years of profit, the limit can be applied retroactively to any year with a loss in the 5-year (or 7-year) period. State income tax returns   Filing Form 5213 automatically extends the period of limitations on any year in the 5-year (or 7-year) period to 2 years after the due date of the return for the last year of the period. State income tax returns The period is extended only for deductions of the activity and any related deductions that might be affected. State income tax returns    You must file Form 5213 within 3 years after the due date of your return (determined without extensions) for the year in which you first carried on the activity, or, if earlier, within 60 days after receiving written notice from the Internal Revenue Service proposing to disallow deductions attributable to the activity. State income tax returns Gross Income Gross income from a not-for-profit activity includes the total of all gains from the sale, exchange, or other disposition of property, and all other gross receipts derived from the activity. State income tax returns Gross income from the activity also includes capital gains and rents received for the use of property which is held in connection with the activity. State income tax returns You can determine gross income from any not-for-profit activity by subtracting the cost of goods sold from your gross receipts. State income tax returns However, if you determine gross income by subtracting cost of goods sold from gross receipts, you must do so consistently, and in a manner that follows generally accepted methods of accounting. State income tax returns Limit on Deductions If your activity is not carried on for profit, take deductions in the following order and only to the extent stated in the three categories. State income tax returns If you are an individual, these deductions may be taken only if you itemize. State income tax returns These deductions may be taken on Schedule A (Form 1040). State income tax returns Category 1. State income tax returns   Deductions you can take for personal as well as for business activities are allowed in full. State income tax returns For individuals, all nonbusiness deductions, such as those for home mortgage interest, taxes, and casualty losses, belong in this category. State income tax returns Deduct them on the appropriate lines of Schedule A (Form 1040). State income tax returns For tax years beginning after December 31, 2008, you can deduct a casualty loss on property you own for personal use only to the extent it is more than $500 and exceeds 10% of your adjusted gross income (AGI). State income tax returns The 10% AGI limitation does not apply to net disaster losses resulting from federally declared disasters in 2008 and 2009, and individuals are allowed to claim the net disaster losses even if they do not itemize their deductions. State income tax returns The reduction amount returns to $100 for tax years beginning after December 31, 2009. State income tax returns See Publication 547 for more information on casualty losses. State income tax returns For the limits that apply to home mortgage interest, see Publication 936. State income tax returns Category 2. State income tax returns   Deductions that do not result in an adjustment to the basis of property are allowed next, but only to the extent your gross income from the activity is more than your deductions under the first category. State income tax returns Most business deductions, such as those for advertising, insurance premiums, interest, utilities, and wages, belong in this category. State income tax returns Category 3. State income tax returns   Business deductions that decrease the basis of property are allowed last, but only to the extent the gross income from the activity exceeds the deductions you take under the first two categories. State income tax returns Deductions for depreciation, amortization, and the part of a casualty loss an individual could not deduct in category (1) belong in this category. State income tax returns Where more than one asset is involved, allocate depreciation and these other deductions proportionally. State income tax returns    Individuals must claim the amounts in categories (2) and (3) as miscellaneous deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). State income tax returns They are subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. State income tax returns See Publication 529 for information on this limit. State income tax returns Example. State income tax returns Adriana is engaged in a not-for-profit activity. State income tax returns The income and expenses of the activity are as follows. State income tax returns Gross income $3,200 Subtract:     Real estate taxes $700   Home mortgage interest 900   Insurance 400   Utilities 700   Maintenance 200   Depreciation on an automobile 600   Depreciation on a machine 200 3,700 Loss $(500)   Adriana must limit her deductions to $3,200, the gross income she earned from the activity. State income tax returns The limit is reached in category (3), as follows. State income tax returns Limit on deduction $3,200 Category 1: Taxes and interest $1,600   Category 2: Insurance, utilities, and maintenance 1,300 2,900 Available for Category 3 $ 300   The $800 of depreciation is allocated between the automobile and machine as follows. State income tax returns $600 $800 x $300 = $225 depreciation for the automobile             $200 $800 x $300 = $75 depreciation for the machine The basis of each asset is reduced accordingly. State income tax returns Adriana includes the $3,200 of gross income on line 21 (other income) of Form 1040. State income tax returns The $1,600 for category (1) is deductible in full on the appropriate lines for taxes and interest on Schedule A (Form 1040). State income tax returns Adriana deducts the remaining $1,600 ($1,300 for category (2) and $300 for category (3)) as other miscellaneous deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040) subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. State income tax returns Partnerships and S corporations. State income tax returns   If a partnership or S corporation carries on a not-for-profit activity, these limits apply at the partnership or S corporation level. State income tax returns They are reflected in the individual shareholder's or partner's distributive shares. State income tax returns More than one activity. State income tax returns   If you have several undertakings, each may be a separate activity or several undertakings may be combined. State income tax returns The following are the most significant facts and circumstances in making this determination. State income tax returns The degree of organizational and economic interrelationship of various undertakings. State income tax returns The business purpose that is (or might be) served by carrying on the various undertakings separately or together in a business or investment setting. State income tax returns The similarity of the undertakings. State income tax returns   The IRS will generally accept your characterization if it is supported by facts and circumstances. State income tax returns    If you are carrying on two or more different activities, keep the deductions and income from each one separate. State income tax returns Figure separately whether each is a not-for-profit activity. State income tax returns Then figure the limit on deductions and losses separately for each activity that is not for profit. State income tax returns Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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State income tax returns Publication 584 - Additional Material Table of Contents This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. State income tax returns Please click the link to view the image. State income tax returns Entrance Hall This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. State income tax returns Please click the link to view the image. State income tax returns Living Room This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. State income tax returns Please click the link to view the image. State income tax returns Dining Room This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. State income tax returns Please click the link to view the image. State income tax returns Kitchen This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. State income tax returns Please click the link to view the image. State income tax returns Den This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. 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State income tax returns Please click the link to view the image. State income tax returns Linens This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. State income tax returns Please click the link to view the image. State income tax returns Miscellaneous This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. State income tax returns Please click the link to view the image. State income tax returns Motor Vehicles Schedule 20. State income tax returns Home (Excluding Contents) Note. State income tax returns If you used the entire property as your home, fill out only column (a). State income tax returns If you used part of the property as your home and part of it for business or to produce rental income, you must allocate the entries on lines 2-9 between the personal part (column (a)) and the business/rental part (column (b)). State income tax returns 1. State income tax returns Description of property (Show location and date acquired. State income tax returns )     (a)  Personal Part (b)  Business/Rental Part 2. State income tax returns Cost or other (adjusted) basis of property (from Worksheet A)     3. State income tax returns Insurance or other reimbursement Note. State income tax returns If line 2 is more than line 3, skip line 4. State income tax returns If line 3 is more than line 2, you exclude gain, and the gain is more than you can exclude, see the instructions for line 3 in the Instructions for Form 4684 for the amount to enter. State income tax returns     4. State income tax returns Gain from casualty. State income tax returns If line 3 is more than line 2, enter the difference here and skip lines 5 through 9. State income tax returns But see Next below line 9. State income tax returns     5. State income tax returns Fair market value before casualty     6. State income tax returns Fair market value after casualty     7. State income tax returns Decrease in fair market value. State income tax returns Subtract line 6 from line 5. State income tax returns     8. State income tax returns Enter the smaller of line 2 or line 7 Note for business/rental part. State income tax returns If the property was totally destroyed by casualty, enter on line 8, column (b) the amount from line 2, column (b). State income tax returns     9. State income tax returns Subtract line 3 from line 8. State income tax returns If zero or less, enter -0-. State income tax returns     Next: Transfer the entries from line 1 and lines 2-9, column (a), above to the corresponding lines on Form 4684, Section A. State income tax returns Transfer the entries from line 1 and lines 2-9, column (b), to the corresponding lines on Form 4684, Section B. State income tax returns Worksheet A. State income tax returns Cost or Other (Adjusted) Basis Caution. State income tax returns See the Worksheet A Instructions before you use this worksheet. State income tax returns         (a) Personal Part (b) Business/Rental Part 1. State income tax returns   Enter the purchase price of the home damaged or destroyed. State income tax returns (If you filed Form 2119 when you originally acquired that home to postpone gain on the sale of a previous home before May 7, 1997, enter the adjusted basis of the new home from that Form 2119. State income tax returns ) 1. State income tax returns     2. State income tax returns   Seller paid points for home bought after 1990. State income tax returns Do not include any seller-paid points you already subtracted to arrive at the amount entered on line 1 2. State income tax returns     3. State income tax returns   Subtract line 2 from line 1 3. State income tax returns     4. State income tax returns   Settlement fees or closing costs. State income tax returns (See Settlement costs in Publication 551. State income tax returns ) If line 1 includes the adjusted basis of the new home from Form 2119, skip lines 4a-4g and 5; go to line 6. State income tax returns         a. State income tax returns Abstract and recording fees 4a. State income tax returns       b. State income tax returns Legal fees (including fees for title search and preparing documents) 4b. State income tax returns       c. State income tax returns Survey fees 4c. State income tax returns       d. State income tax returns Title insurance 4d. State income tax returns       e. State income tax returns Transfer or stamp taxes 4e. State income tax returns       f. State income tax returns Amounts that the seller owed that you agreed to pay (back taxes or interest, recording or mortgage fees, and sales commissions) 4f. State income tax returns       g. State income tax returns Other 4g. State income tax returns     5. State income tax returns   Add lines 4a through 4g 5. State income tax returns     6. State income tax returns   Cost of additions and improvements. State income tax returns (See Increases to Basis in Publication 551. State income tax returns ) Do not include any additions and improvements included on line 1 6. State income tax returns     7. State income tax returns   Special tax assessments paid for local improvements, such as streets and sidewalks 7. State income tax returns     8. State income tax returns   Other increases to basis 8. State income tax returns     9. State income tax returns   Add lines 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 9. State income tax returns     10. State income tax returns   Depreciation allowed or allowable, related to the business use or rental of the home 10. State income tax returns 0   11. State income tax returns   Other decreases to basis (See Decreases to Basis in Publication 551. State income tax returns ) 11. State income tax returns     12. State income tax returns   Add lines 10 and 11 12. State income tax returns     13. State income tax returns   Cost or other (adjusted) basis of home damaged or destroyed. State income tax returns Subtract line 12 from line 9. State income tax returns Enter here and on Schedule 20, line 2 13. State income tax returns     Worksheet A Instructions. State income tax returns If you use Worksheet A to figure the cost or other (adjusted) basis of your home, follow these instructions. State income tax returns DO NOT use this worksheet to determine your basis if you acquired an interest in your home from a decedent who died in 2010 and whose executor filed Form 8939. State income tax returns IF. State income tax returns . State income tax returns . State income tax returns   THEN. State income tax returns . State income tax returns . State income tax returns you inherited your home from a decedent who died either before or after 2010 or from a decedent who died in 2010 and whose executor did not file Form 8939. State income tax returns 1 skip lines 1–4 of the worksheet. State income tax returns 2 find your basis using the rules under Inherited Property in Publication 551. State income tax returns Enter this amount on line 5 of the worksheet. State income tax returns 3 fill out lines 6–13 of the worksheet. State income tax returns you received your home as a gift 1 read Property Received as a Gift in Publication 551 and enter on lines 1 and 3 of the worksheet either the donor's adjusted basis or the home's fair market value at the time of the gift, whichever is appropriate. State income tax returns 2 if you can add any federal gift tax to your basis, enter that amount on line 5 of the worksheet. State income tax returns 3 fill out the rest of the worksheet. State income tax returns you received your home as a trade for other property 1 enter on line 1 of the worksheet the fair market value of the other property at the time of the trade. State income tax returns (But if you received your home as a trade for your previous home before May 7, 1997, and had a gain on the trade that you postponed using Form 2119, enter on line 1 of the worksheet the adjusted basis of the new home from that Form 2119. State income tax returns ) 2 fill out the rest of the worksheet. State income tax returns you built your home 1 add the purchase price of the land and the cost of building the home. State income tax returns Enter that total on line 1 of the worksheet. State income tax returns (However, if you filed a Form 2119 to postpone gain on the sale of a previous home before May 7, 1997, enter on line 1 of the worksheet the adjusted basis of the new home from that Form 2119. State income tax returns ) 2 fill out the rest of the worksheet. State income tax returns you received your home from your spouse after July 18, 1984 1 skip lines 1–4 of the worksheet. State income tax returns 2 enter on line 5 of the worksheet your spouse's cost or other (adjusted) basis in the home just before you received it. State income tax returns 3 fill out lines 6–13 of the worksheet, making adjustments to basis only for events after the transfer. State income tax returns you owned a home jointly with your spouse, who transferred his or her interest in the home to you after July 18, 1984     fill out one worksheet, making adjustments to basis for events both before and after the transfer. State income tax returns   you received your home from your spouse before July 19, 1984 1 skip lines 1–4 of the worksheet. State income tax returns 2 enter on line 5 of the worksheet the home's fair market value at the time you received it. State income tax returns 3 fill out lines 6–13 of the worksheet, making adjustments to basis only for events after the transfer. State income tax returns you owned a home jointly with your spouse, and your spouse transferred his or her interest in the home to you before July 19, 1984 1 fill out a worksheet, lines 1–13, making adjustments to basis only for events before the transfer. State income tax returns 2 multiply the amount on line 13 of that worksheet by 50% (0. State income tax returns 50) to get the adjusted basis of your half-interest at the time of the transfer. State income tax returns 3 multiply the fair market value of the home at the time of the transfer by 50% (0. State income tax returns 50). State income tax returns Generally, this is the basis of the half-interest that your spouse owned. State income tax returns 4 add the amounts from steps 2 and 3 and enter the total on line 5 of a second worksheet. State income tax returns 5 complete lines 6–13 of the second worksheet, making adjustments to basis only for events after the transfer. State income tax returns you owned your home jointly with a nonspouse 1 fill out lines 1–13 of the worksheet. State income tax returns 2 multiply the amount on line 13 by your percentage of ownership to get the adjusted basis of your part-interest. State income tax returns Worksheet A Instructions. State income tax returns (Continued) IF. State income tax returns . State income tax returns . State income tax returns   THEN. State income tax returns . State income tax returns . State income tax returns you owned your home jointly with your spouse who died before 2010 and before the casualty 1 fill out a worksheet, lines 1–13, including adjustments to basis only for events before your spouse's death. State income tax returns 2 multiply the amount on line 13 of that worksheet by 50% (0. State income tax returns 50) to get the adjusted basis of your half-interest on the date of death. State income tax returns 3 figure the basis for the half-interest owned by your spouse. State income tax returns This is one-half of the fair market value on the date of death (or later alternate valuation used for estate or inheritance tax). State income tax returns (The basis in your half will remain one-half of the adjusted basis determined in step 2. State income tax returns ) 4 add the amounts from steps 2 and 3 and enter the total on line 5 of a second worksheet. State income tax returns 5 complete lines 6–13 of the second worksheet, making adjustments to basis only for events after your spouse's death. State income tax returns you owned your home jointly with your spouse who died before 2010 and before the casualty, and your permanent legal home is in a community property state 1 skip lines 1–4 of the worksheet. State income tax returns 2 enter the amount of your basis on line 5 of the worksheet. State income tax returns Generally, this is the fair market value of the home at the time of death. State income tax returns (But see Community Property in Publication 551 for special rules. State income tax returns ) 3 fill out lines 6–13 of the worksheet, making adjustments to basis only for events after your spouse's death. State income tax returns you owned your home jointly with a nonspouse who died before 2010 and before the casualty 1 fill out lines 1–13 of the worksheet, including adjustments to basis only for events before the co-owner's death. State income tax returns 2 multiply the amount on line 13 by your percentage of ownership to get the adjusted basis of your part-interest on the date of death. State income tax returns 3 multiply the fair market value on the date of death (or later alternate valuation used for estate or inheritance tax) by the co-owner's percentage of ownership. State income tax returns This is the basis for the co-owner's part-interest. State income tax returns 4 add the amounts from steps 2 and 3 and enter the total on line 5 of a second worksheet. State income tax returns 5 complete lines 6–13 of the second worksheet, including adjustments to basis only for events after the co-owner's death. State income tax returns your home was ever damaged as a result of a prior casualty 1 on line 8 of the worksheet, enter any amounts you spent to restore the home to its condition before the prior casualty. State income tax returns 2 on line 11 enter: any insurance reimbursements you received (or expect to receive) for the prior loss,  and any deductible casualty losses from prior years not covered by insurance. State income tax returns the person who sold you your home paid points on your loan and you bought your home after 1990 but before April 4, 1994. State income tax returns   on line 2 enter the seller-paid points only if you deducted them as home mortgage interest in the year paid (unless you used the seller-paid points to reduce the amount on line 1). State income tax returns the person who sold you your home paid points on your loan and you bought your home after April 3, 1994   on line 2 enter the seller-paid points even if you did not deduct them (unless you used the seller-paid points to reduce the amount on line 1). State income tax returns you used part of the property as your home and part of it for business or to produce rental income   you must allocate the entries on Worksheet A between the personal part (column (a)) and the business/rental part (column (b)). State income tax returns none of these items apply   fill out the entire worksheet. State income tax returns Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications