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State tax returns free Publication 536 - Main Content Table of Contents NOL Steps How To Figure an NOLNonbusiness deductions (line 6). State tax returns free Nonbusiness income (line 7). State tax returns free Nonbusiness capital losses. State tax returns free Business capital losses. State tax returns free Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule A When To Use an NOLExceptions to 2-Year Carryback Rule Waiving the Carryback Period How To Carry an NOL Back or Forward How To Claim an NOL DeductionDeducting a Carryback Deducting a Carryforward Change in Marital Status Change in Filing Status Illustrated Form 1045 How To Figure an NOL CarryoverIllustrated Form 1045, Schedule B NOL Carryover From 2013 to 2014Worksheet Instructions How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics NOL Steps Follow Steps 1 through 5 to figure and use your NOL. State tax returns free Step 1. State tax returns free   Complete your tax return for the year. State tax returns free You may have an NOL if a negative figure appears on the line below: Individuals — Form 1040, line 41, or Form 1040NR, line 39. State tax returns free Estates and trusts — Form 1041, line 22. State tax returns free   If the amount on that line is not negative, stop here — you do not have an NOL. State tax returns free Step 2. State tax returns free   Determine whether you have an NOL and its amount. State tax returns free See How To Figure an NOL , later. State tax returns free If you do not have an NOL, stop here. State tax returns free Step 3. State tax returns free   Decide whether to carry the NOL back to a past year or to waive the carryback period and instead carry the NOL forward to a future year. State tax returns free See When To Use an NOL , later. State tax returns free Step 4. State tax returns free   Deduct the NOL in the carryback or carryforward year. State tax returns free See How To Claim an NOL Deduction , later. State tax returns free If your NOL deduction is equal to or less than your taxable income without the deduction, stop here — you have used up your NOL. State tax returns free Step 5. State tax returns free   Determine the amount of your unused NOL. State tax returns free See How To Figure an NOL Carryover , later. State tax returns free Carry over the unused NOL to the next carryback or carryforward year and begin again at Step 4. State tax returns free Note. State tax returns free   If your NOL deduction includes more than one NOL amount, apply Step 5 separately to each NOL amount, starting with the amount from the earliest year. State tax returns free How To Figure an NOL If your deductions for the year are more than your income for the year, you may have an NOL. State tax returns free There are rules that limit what you can deduct when figuring an NOL. State tax returns free In general, the following items are not allowed when figuring an NOL. State tax returns free Any deduction for personal exemptions. State tax returns free Capital losses in excess of capital gains. State tax returns free The section 1202 exclusion of the gain from the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock. State tax returns free Nonbusiness deductions in excess of nonbusiness income. State tax returns free The net operating loss deduction. State tax returns free The domestic production activities deduction. State tax returns free Form 1045, Schedule A. State tax returns free   Use Form 1045, Schedule A, to figure an NOL. State tax returns free The following discussion explains Schedule A and includes an illustrated example. State tax returns free   First, complete Form 1045, Schedule A, line 1, using amounts from your return. State tax returns free If line 1 is a negative amount, you may have an NOL. State tax returns free   Next, complete the rest of Form 1045, Schedule A, to figure your NOL. State tax returns free Nonbusiness deductions (line 6). State tax returns free   Enter on line 6 deductions that are not connected to your trade or business or your employment. State tax returns free Examples of deductions not related to your trade or business are: Alimony paid, Deductions for contributions to an IRA or a self-employed retirement plan, Health savings account deduction, Archer medical savings account deduction, Most itemized deductions (except for casualty and theft losses, state income tax on trade and business income, and any employee business expenses), and The standard deduction. State tax returns free   Do not include on line 6 the deduction for personal exemptions for you, your spouse, or your dependents. State tax returns free   Do not enter business deductions on line 6. State tax returns free These are deductions that are connected to your trade or business. State tax returns free They include the following. State tax returns free State income tax on income attributable to trade or business (including wages, salary, and unemployment compensation). State tax returns free Moving expenses. State tax returns free Educator expenses. State tax returns free The deduction for the deductible part of self-employed health insurance. State tax returns free Domestic production activities deduction. State tax returns free Rental losses. State tax returns free Loss on the sale or exchange of business real estate or depreciable property. State tax returns free Your share of a business loss from a partnership or an S corporation. State tax returns free Ordinary loss on the sale or exchange of stock in a small business corporation or a small business investment company. State tax returns free If you itemize your deductions, casualty and theft losses (even if they involve nonbusiness property) and employee business expenses (such as union dues, uniforms, tools, education expenses, and travel and transportation expenses). State tax returns free Loss on the sale of accounts receivable (if you use an accrual method of accounting). State tax returns free Interest and litigation expenses on state and federal income taxes related to your business. State tax returns free Unrecovered investment in a pension or annuity claimed on a decedent's final return. State tax returns free Payment by a federal employee to buy back sick leave used in an earlier year. State tax returns free Nonbusiness income (line 7). State tax returns free   Enter on line 7 only income that is not related to your trade or business or your employment. State tax returns free For example, enter your annuity income, dividends, and interest on investments. State tax returns free Also, include your share of nonbusiness income from partnerships and S corporations. State tax returns free   Do not include on line 7 the income you receive from your trade or business or your employment. State tax returns free This includes salaries and wages, self-employment income, unemployment compensation included in your gross income, and your share of business income from partnerships and S corporations. State tax returns free Also, do not include rental income or ordinary gain from the sale or other disposition of business real estate or depreciable business property. State tax returns free Adjustment for section 1202 exclusion (line 17). State tax returns free   Enter on line 17 any gain you excluded under section 1202 on the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock. State tax returns free Adjustments for capital losses (lines 19–22). State tax returns free   The amount deductible for capital losses is limited based on whether the losses are business capital losses or nonbusiness capital losses. State tax returns free Nonbusiness capital losses. State tax returns free   You can deduct your nonbusiness capital losses (line 2) only up to the amount of your nonbusiness capital gains without regard to any section 1202 exclusion (line 3). State tax returns free If your nonbusiness capital losses are more than your nonbusiness capital gains without regard to any section 1202 exclusion, you cannot deduct the excess. State tax returns free Business capital losses. State tax returns free   You can deduct your business capital losses (line 11) only up to the total of: Your nonbusiness capital gains that are more than the total of your nonbusiness capital losses and excess nonbusiness deductions (line 10), and Your total business capital gains without regard to any section 1202 exclusion (line 12). State tax returns free Domestic production activities deduction (line 23). State tax returns free   You cannot take the domestic production activities deduction when figuring your NOL. State tax returns free Enter on line 23 any domestic production activities deduction claimed on your return. State tax returns free NOLs from other years (line 24). State tax returns free   You cannot deduct any NOL carryovers or carrybacks from other years. State tax returns free Enter the total amount of your NOL deduction for losses from other years. State tax returns free Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule A The following example illustrates how to figure an NOL. State tax returns free It includes filled-in pages 1 and 2 of Form 1040 and Form 1045, Schedule A. State tax returns free Example. State tax returns free Glenn Johnson is in the retail record business. State tax returns free He is single and has the following income and deductions on his Form 1040 for 2013. State tax returns free See the illustrated Form 1040 , later. State tax returns free INCOME   Wages from part-time job $1,225 Interest on savings 425 Net long-term capital gain on sale of real estate used in business 2,000 Glenn's total income $3,650 DEDUCTIONS   Net loss from business (gross income of $67,000 minus expenses of $72,000) $5,000 Net short-term capital loss on sale of stock 1,000 Standard deduction 6,100 Personal exemption 3,900 Glenn's total deductions $16,000 Glenn's deductions exceed his income by $12,350 ($16,000 − $3,650). State tax returns free However, to figure whether he has an NOL, certain deductions are not allowed. State tax returns free He uses Form 1045, Schedule A, to figure his NOL. State tax returns free See the Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule A , later. State tax returns free The following items are not allowed on Form 1045, Schedule A. State tax returns free Nonbusiness net short-term capital loss $1,000 Nonbusiness deductions (standard deduction, $6,100) minus nonbusiness income (interest, $425) 5,675 Deduction for personal exemption 3,900 Total adjustments to net loss $10,575     Therefore, Glenn's NOL for 2013 is figured as follows: Glenn's total 2013 income $3,650 Less:     Glenn's original 2013 total deductions $16,000   Reduced by the disallowed items − 10,575 − 5,425 Glenn's NOL for 2013 $1,775 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. State tax returns free Please click the link to view the image. State tax returns free Form 1040, page 1 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. State tax returns free Please click the link to view the image. State tax returns free Form 1040, page 2 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. State tax returns free Please click the link to view the image. State tax returns free Form 1045, page 2 When To Use an NOL Generally, if you have an NOL for a tax year ending in 2013, you must carry back the entire amount of the NOL to the 2 tax years before the NOL year (the carryback period), and then carry forward any remaining NOL for up to 20 years after the NOL year (the carryforward period). State tax returns free You can, however, choose not to carry back an NOL and only carry it forward. State tax returns free See Waiving the Carryback Period , later. State tax returns free You cannot deduct any part of the NOL remaining after the 20-year carryforward period. State tax returns free NOL year. State tax returns free   This is the year in which the NOL occurred. State tax returns free Exceptions to 2-Year Carryback Rule Eligible losses, farming losses, qualified disaster losses, and specified liability losses, all defined next, qualify for longer carryback periods. State tax returns free Eligible loss. State tax returns free   The carryback period for eligible losses is 3 years. State tax returns free Only the eligible loss portion of the NOL can be carried back 3 years. State tax returns free An eligible loss is any part of an NOL that: Is from a casualty or theft, or Is attributable to a federally declared disaster for a qualified small business or certain qualified farming businesses. State tax returns free Qualified small business. State tax returns free   A qualified small business is a sole proprietorship or a partnership that has average annual gross receipts (reduced by returns and allowances) of $5 million or less during the 3-year period ending with the tax year of the NOL. State tax returns free If the business did not exist for this entire 3-year period, use the period the business was in existence. State tax returns free   An eligible loss does not include a farming loss or a qualified disaster loss. State tax returns free Farming loss. State tax returns free   The carryback period for a farming loss is 5 years. State tax returns free Only the farming loss portion of the NOL can be carried back 5 years. State tax returns free A farming loss is the smaller of: The amount that would be the NOL for the tax year if only income and deductions attributable to farming businesses were taken into account, or The NOL for the tax year. State tax returns free Farming business. State tax returns free   A farming business is a trade or business involving cultivation of land or the raising or harvesting of any agricultural or horticultural commodity. State tax returns free A farming business can include operating a nursery or sod farm or raising or harvesting most ornamental trees or trees bearing fruit, nuts, or other crops. State tax returns free The raising, shearing, feeding, caring for, training, and management of animals is also considered a farming business. State tax returns free   A farming business does not include contract harvesting of an agricultural or horticultural commodity grown or raised by someone else. State tax returns free It also does not include a business in which you merely buy or sell plants or animals grown or raised entirely by someone else. State tax returns free Waiving the 5-year carryback. State tax returns free   You can choose to figure the carryback period for a farming loss without regard to the special 5-year carryback rule. State tax returns free To make this choice for 2013, attach to your 2013 income tax return filed by the due date (including extensions) a statement that you are choosing to treat any 2013 farming losses without regard to the special 5-year carryback rule. State tax returns free If you filed your original return on time but did not file the statement with it, you can make this choice on an amended return filed within 6 months after the due date of the return (excluding extensions). State tax returns free Attach an election statement to your amended return, and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. State tax returns free 9100-2” at the top of the statement. State tax returns free Once made, this choice is irrevocable. State tax returns free Qualified disaster loss. State tax returns free   The carryback period for a qualified disaster loss is 5 years. State tax returns free Only the qualified disaster loss portion of the NOL can be carried back 5 years. State tax returns free A qualified disaster loss is the smaller of: The sum of: Any losses attributable to a federally declared disaster and occurring before January 1, 2010, in the disaster area, plus Any allowable qualified disaster expenses (even if you did not choose to treat those expenses as deductions in the current year), or The NOL for the tax year. State tax returns free Qualified disaster expenses. State tax returns free   A qualified disaster expense is any capital expense paid or incurred in connection with a trade or business or with business-related property which is: For the abatement or control of hazardous substances that were released as a result of a federally declared disaster occurring before January 1, 2010, For the removal of debris from, or the demolition of structures on, real property which is business-related property damaged or destroyed as a result of a federally declared disaster occurring before January 1, 2010, or For the repair of business-related property damaged as a result of a federally declared disaster occurring before January 1, 2010. State tax returns free Business-related property is property held for use in a trade or business, property held for the production of income, or inventory property. State tax returns free Note. State tax returns free Section 198A allows taxpayers to treat certain capital expenses (qualified disaster expenses) as deductions in the year the expenses were paid or incurred. State tax returns free Excluded losses. State tax returns free   A qualified disaster loss does not include any losses from property used in connection with any private or commercial golf course, country club, massage parlor, hot tub facility, suntan facility, or any store for which the principal business is the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption off premises. State tax returns free   A qualified disaster loss also does not include any losses from any gambling or animal racing property. State tax returns free Gambling or animal racing property is any equipment, furniture, software, or other property used directly in connection with gambling, the racing of animals, or the on-site viewing of such racing, and the portion of any real property (determined by square footage) that is dedicated to gambling, the racing of animals, or the on-site viewing of such racing, unless this portion is less than 100 square feet. State tax returns free Specified liability loss. State tax returns free   The carryback period for a specified liability loss is 10 years. State tax returns free Only the specified liability loss portion of the NOL can be carried back 10 years. State tax returns free Generally, a specified liability loss is a loss arising from: Product liability and expenses incurred in the investigation or settlement of, or opposition to, product liability claims, or An act (or failure to act) that occurred at least 3 years before the beginning of the loss year and resulted in a liability under a federal or state law requiring: Reclamation of land, Dismantling of a drilling platform, Remediation of environmental contamination, or Payment under any workers compensation act. State tax returns free   Any loss from a liability arising from (1) through (4) above can be taken into account as a specified liability loss only if you used an accrual method of accounting throughout the period in which the act (or failure to act) occurred. State tax returns free For details, see section 172(f). State tax returns free Waiving the 10-year carryback. State tax returns free   You can choose to figure the carryback period for a specified liability loss without regard to the special 10-year carryback rule. State tax returns free To make this choice for 2013 attach to your 2013 income tax return filed by the due date (including extensions) a statement that you are choosing to treat any 2013 specified liability losses without regard to the special 10-year carryback rule. State tax returns free If you filed your original return on time but did not file the statement with it, you can make this choice on an amended return filed within 6 months after the due date of the return (excluding extensions). State tax returns free Attach a statement to your amended return and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. State tax returns free 9100-2” at the top of the statement. State tax returns free Once made, this choice is irrevocable. State tax returns free Waiving the Carryback Period You can choose not to carry back your NOL. State tax returns free If you make this choice, then you can use your NOL only in the 20-year carryforward period. State tax returns free (This choice means you also choose not to carry back any alternative tax NOL. State tax returns free ) To make this choice, attach a statement to your original return filed by the due date (including extensions) for the NOL year. State tax returns free This statement must show that you are choosing to waive the carryback period under section 172(b)(3). State tax returns free If you filed your original return on time but did not file the statement with it, you can make this choice on an amended return filed within 6 months of the due date of the return (excluding extensions). State tax returns free Attach a statement to your amended return, and write “Filed pursuant to section 301. State tax returns free 9100-2” at the top of the statement. State tax returns free Once you choose to waive the carryback period, it generally is irrevocable. State tax returns free If you choose to waive the carryback period for more than one NOL, you must make a separate choice and attach a separate statement for each NOL year. State tax returns free If you do not file this statement on time, you cannot waive the carryback period. State tax returns free How To Carry an NOL Back or Forward If you choose to carry back the NOL, you must first carry the entire NOL to the earliest carryback year. State tax returns free If your NOL is not used up, you can carry the rest to the next earliest carryback year, and so on. State tax returns free If you waive the carryback period or do not use up the NOL in the carryback period, carry forward what remains of the NOL to the 20 tax years following the NOL year. State tax returns free Start by carrying it to the first tax year after the NOL year. State tax returns free If you do not use it up, carry the unused part to the next year. State tax returns free Continue to carry any unused part of the NOL forward until the NOL is used up or you complete the 20-year carryforward period. State tax returns free Example 1. State tax returns free You started your business as a sole proprietor in 2013 and had a $42,000 NOL for the year. State tax returns free No part of the NOL qualifies for the 3-year, 5-year, or 10-year carryback. State tax returns free You begin using your NOL in 2011, the second year before the NOL year, as shown in the following chart. State tax returns free Year   Carryback/  Carryover Unused  Loss 2011 $42,000 $40,000 2012 40,000 37,000 2013 (NOL year)     2014 37,000 31,500 2015 31,500 22,500 2016 22,500 12,700 2017 12,700 4,000 2018 4,000 -0- If your loss were larger, you could carry it forward until the year 2033. State tax returns free If you still had an unused 2013 carryforward after the year 2033, you would not be allowed to deduct it. State tax returns free Example 2. State tax returns free Assume the same facts as in Example 1 , except that $4,000 of the NOL is attributable to a casualty loss and this loss qualifies for a 3-year carryback period. State tax returns free You begin using the $4,000 in 2010. State tax returns free As shown in the following chart, $3,000 of this NOL is used in 2010. State tax returns free The remaining $1,000 is carried to 2011 with the $38,000 NOL that you must begin using in 2011. State tax returns free Year   Carryback/  Carryover Unused  Loss 2010 $4,000 $1,000 2011 39,000 37,000 2012 37,000 34,000 2013 (NOL year)     2014 34,000 28,500 2015 28,500 19,500 2016 19,500 9,700 2017 9,700 1,000 2018 1,000 -0- How To Claim an NOL Deduction If you have not already carried the NOL to an earlier year, your NOL deduction is the total NOL. State tax returns free If you carried the NOL to an earlier year, your NOL deduction is the carried over NOL minus the NOL amount you used in the earlier year or years. State tax returns free If you carry more than one NOL to the same year, your NOL deduction is the total of these carrybacks and carryovers. State tax returns free NOL resulting in no taxable income. State tax returns free   If your NOL is more than the taxable income of the year you carry it to (figured before deducting the NOL), you generally will have an NOL carryover to the next year. State tax returns free See How To Figure an NOL Carryover , later, to determine how much NOL you have used and how much you carry to the next year. State tax returns free Deducting a Carryback If you carry back your NOL, you can use either Form 1045 or Form 1040X. State tax returns free You can get your refund faster by using Form 1045, but you have a shorter time to file it. State tax returns free You can use Form 1045 to apply an NOL to all carryback years. State tax returns free If you use Form 1040X, you must use a separate Form 1040X for each carryback year to which you apply the NOL. State tax returns free Estates and trusts that do not file Form 1045 must file an amended Form 1041 (instead of Form 1040X) for each carryback year to which NOLs are applied. State tax returns free Use a copy of the appropriate year's Form 1041, check the “Amended return” box, and follow the Form 1041 instructions for amended returns. State tax returns free Include the NOL deduction with other deductions not subject to the 2% limit (line 15a). State tax returns free Also, see the special procedures for filing an amended return due to an NOL carryback, explained under Form 1040X , later. State tax returns free Form 1045. State tax returns free   You can apply for a quick refund by filing Form 1045. State tax returns free This form results in a tentative adjustment of tax in the carryback year. State tax returns free See the Illustrated Form 1045 . State tax returns free at the end of this discussion. State tax returns free   If the IRS refunds or credits an amount to you from Form 1045 and later determines that the refund or credit is too much, the IRS may assess and collect the excess immediately. State tax returns free   Generally, you must file Form 1045 on or after the date you file your tax return for the NOL year, but not later than one year after the end of the NOL year. State tax returns free If the last day of the NOL year falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the form will be considered timely if postmarked on the next business day. State tax returns free For example, if you are a calendar year taxpayer with a carryback from 2013 to 2011, you must file Form 1045 on or after the date you file your tax return for 2013, but no later than December 31, 2014. State tax returns free Form 1040X. State tax returns free   If you do not file Form 1045, you can file Form 1040X to get a refund of tax because of an NOL carryback. State tax returns free File Form 1040X within 3 years after the due date, including extensions, for filing the return for the NOL year. State tax returns free For example, if you are a calendar year taxpayer and filed your 2011 return by the April 15, 2012, due date, you must file a claim for refund of 2008 tax because of an NOL carryback from 2011 by April 15, 2015. State tax returns free   Attach a computation of your NOL using Form 1045, Schedule A, and, if it applies, your NOL carryover using Form 1045, Schedule B, discussed later . State tax returns free Refiguring your tax. State tax returns free   To refigure your total tax liability for a carryback year, first refigure your adjusted gross income for that year. State tax returns free (On Form 1045, use lines 10 and 11 and the “After carryback” column for the applicable carryback year. State tax returns free ) Use your adjusted gross income after applying the NOL deduction to refigure income or deduction items that are based on, or limited to, a percentage of your adjusted gross income. State tax returns free Refigure the following items. State tax returns free The special allowance for passive activity losses from rental real estate activities. State tax returns free Taxable social security and tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. State tax returns free IRA deductions. State tax returns free Excludable savings bond interest. State tax returns free Excludable employer-provided adoption benefits. State tax returns free The student loan interest deduction. State tax returns free The tuition and fees deduction. State tax returns free   If more than one of these items apply, refigure them in the order listed above, using your adjusted gross income after applying the NOL deduction and any previous item. State tax returns free (Enter your NOL deduction on Form 1045, line 10. State tax returns free On line 11, using the “After carryback” column, enter your adjusted gross income refigured after applying the NOL deduction and after refiguring any above items. State tax returns free )   Next, refigure your taxable income. State tax returns free (On Form 1045, use lines 12 through 15 and the “After carryback” column. State tax returns free ) Use your refigured adjusted gross income (Form 1045, line 11, using the “After carryback” column) to refigure certain deductions and other items that are based on or limited to a percentage of your adjusted gross income. State tax returns free Refigure the following items. State tax returns free The itemized deduction for medical expenses. State tax returns free The itemized deduction for qualified mortgage insurance premiums. State tax returns free The itemized deduction for casualty losses. State tax returns free Miscellaneous itemized deductions subject to the 2% limit. State tax returns free The overall limit on itemized deductions (do not apply to carryback years beginning after December 31, 2009). State tax returns free The phaseout of the deduction for exemptions (do not apply to carryback years beginning after December 31, 2009). State tax returns free Qualified motor vehicle tax (do not apply to carryback years beginning after December 31, 2009). State tax returns free    Do not refigure the itemized deduction for charitable contributions. State tax returns free   Finally, use your refigured taxable income (Form 1045, line 15, using the “After carryback” column) to refigure your total tax liability. State tax returns free Refigure your income tax, your alternative minimum tax, and any credits that are based on or limited by your adjusted gross income (AGI), modified adjusted gross income (MAGI), or tax liability. State tax returns free (On Form 1045, use lines 16 through 25, and the “After carryback” column. State tax returns free ) The earned income credit, for example, may be affected by changes to adjusted gross income or the amount of tax (or both) and, therefore, must be recomputed. State tax returns free If you become eligible for a credit because of the carryback, complete the form for that specific credit (such as the EIC Worksheet) for that year. State tax returns free   While it is necessary to refigure your income tax, alternative minimum tax, and credits, do not refigure your self-employment tax. State tax returns free Deducting a Carryforward If you carry forward your NOL to a tax year after the NOL year, list your NOL deduction as a negative figure on the “Other income” line of Form 1040 or Form 1040NR (line 21 for 2013). State tax returns free Estates and trusts include an NOL deduction on Form 1041 with other deductions not subject to the 2% limit (line 15a for 2013). State tax returns free You must attach a statement that shows all the important facts about the NOL. State tax returns free Your statement should include a computation showing how you figured the NOL deduction. State tax returns free If you deduct more than one NOL in the same year, your statement must cover each of them. State tax returns free Change in Marital Status If you and your spouse were not married to each other in all years involved in figuring NOL carrybacks and carryovers, only the spouse who had the loss can take the NOL deduction. State tax returns free If you file a joint return, the NOL deduction is limited to the income of that spouse. State tax returns free For example, if your marital status changes because of death or divorce, and in a later year you have an NOL, you can carry back that loss only to the part of the income reported on the joint return (filed with your former spouse) that was related to your taxable income. State tax returns free After you deduct the NOL in the carryback year, the joint rates apply to the resulting taxable income. State tax returns free Refund limit. State tax returns free   If you are not married in the NOL year (or are married to a different spouse), and in the carryback year you were married and filed a joint return, your refund for the overpaid joint tax may be limited. State tax returns free You can claim a refund for the difference between your share of the refigured tax and your contribution toward the tax paid on the joint return. State tax returns free The refund cannot be more than the joint overpayment. State tax returns free Attach a statement showing how you figured your refund. State tax returns free Figuring your share of a joint tax liability. State tax returns free   There are five steps for figuring your share of the refigured joint tax liability. State tax returns free Figure your total tax as though you had filed as married filing separately. State tax returns free Figure your spouse's total tax as though your spouse had also filed as married filing separately. State tax returns free Add the amounts in (1) and (2). State tax returns free Divide the amount in (1) by the amount in (3). State tax returns free Multiply the refigured tax on your joint return by the amount figured in (4). State tax returns free This is your share of the joint tax liability. State tax returns free Figuring your contribution toward tax paid. State tax returns free   Unless you have an agreement or clear evidence of each spouse's contributions toward the payment of the joint tax liability, figure your contribution by adding the tax withheld on your wages and your share of joint estimated tax payments or tax paid with the return. State tax returns free If the original return for the carryback year resulted in an overpayment, reduce your contribution by your share of the tax refund. State tax returns free Figure your share of a joint payment or refund by the same method used in figuring your share of the joint tax liability. State tax returns free Use your taxable income as originally reported on the joint return in steps (1) and (2) above, and substitute the joint payment or refund for the refigured joint tax in step (5). State tax returns free Change in Filing Status If you and your spouse were married and filed a joint return for each year involved in figuring NOL carrybacks and carryovers, figure the NOL deduction on a joint return as you would for an individual. State tax returns free However, treat the NOL deduction as a joint NOL. State tax returns free If you and your spouse were married and filed separate returns for each year involved in figuring NOL carrybacks and carryovers, the spouse who sustained the loss may take the NOL deduction on a separate return. State tax returns free Special rules apply for figuring the NOL carrybacks and carryovers of married people whose filing status changes for any tax year involved in figuring an NOL carryback or carryover. State tax returns free Separate to joint return. State tax returns free   If you and your spouse file a joint return for a carryback or carryforward year, and were married but filed separate returns for any of the tax years involved in figuring the NOL carryback or carryover, treat the separate carryback or carryover as a joint carryback or carryover. State tax returns free Joint to separate returns. State tax returns free   If you and your spouse file separate returns for a carryback or carryforward year, but filed a joint return for any or all of the tax years involved in figuring the NOL carryover, figure each of your carryovers separately. State tax returns free Joint return in NOL year. State tax returns free   Figure each spouse's share of the joint NOL through the following steps. State tax returns free Figure each spouse's NOL as if he or she filed a separate return. State tax returns free See How To Figure an NOL , earlier. State tax returns free If only one spouse has an NOL, stop here. State tax returns free All of the joint NOL is that spouse's NOL. State tax returns free If both spouses have an NOL, multiply the joint NOL by a fraction, the numerator of which is spouse A's NOL figured in (1) and the denominator of which is the total of the spouses' NOLs figured in (1). State tax returns free The result is spouse A's share of the joint NOL. State tax returns free The rest of the joint NOL is spouse B's share. State tax returns free Example 1. State tax returns free Mark and Nancy are married and file a joint return for 2013. State tax returns free They have an NOL of $5,000. State tax returns free They carry the NOL back to 2011, a year in which Mark and Nancy filed separate returns. State tax returns free Figured separately, Nancy's 2013 deductions were more than her income, and Mark's income was more than his deductions. State tax returns free Mark does not have any NOL to carry back. State tax returns free Nancy can carry back the entire $5,000 NOL to her 2011 separate return. State tax returns free Example 2. State tax returns free Assume the same facts as in Example 1 , except that both Mark and Nancy had deductions in 2013 that were more than their income. State tax returns free Figured separately, his NOL is $1,800 and her NOL is $3,000. State tax returns free The sum of their separate NOLs ($4,800) is less than their $5,000 joint NOL because his deductions included a $200 net capital loss that is not allowed in figuring his separate NOL. State tax returns free The loss is allowed in figuring their joint NOL because it was offset by Nancy's capital gains. State tax returns free Mark's share of their $5,000 joint NOL is $1,875 ($5,000 × $1,800/$4,800) and Nancy's is $3,125 ($5,000 − $1,875). State tax returns free Joint return in previous carryback or carryforward year. State tax returns free   If only one spouse had an NOL deduction on the previous year's joint return, all of the joint carryover is that spouse's carryover. State tax returns free If both spouses had an NOL deduction (including separate carryovers of a joint NOL, figured as explained in the previous discussion ), figure each spouse's share of the joint carryover through the following steps. State tax returns free Figure each spouse's modified taxable income as if he or she filed a separate return. State tax returns free See Modified taxable income under How To Figure an NOL Carryover , later. State tax returns free Multiply the joint modified taxable income you used to figure the joint carryover by a fraction, the numerator of which is spouse A's modified taxable income figured in (1) and the denominator of which is the total of the spouses' modified taxable incomes figured in (1). State tax returns free This is spouse A's share of the joint modified taxable income. State tax returns free Subtract the amount figured in (2) from the joint modified taxable income. State tax returns free This is spouse B's share of the joint modified taxable income. State tax returns free Reduce the amount figured in (3), but not below zero, by spouse B's NOL deduction. State tax returns free Add the amounts figured in (2) and (4). State tax returns free Subtract the amount figured in (5) from spouse A's NOL deduction. State tax returns free This is spouse A's share of the joint carryover. State tax returns free The rest of the joint carryover is spouse B's share. State tax returns free Example. State tax returns free Sam and Wanda filed a joint return for 2011 and separate returns for 2012 and 2013. State tax returns free In 2013, Sam had an NOL of $18,000 and Wanda had an NOL of $2,000. State tax returns free They choose to carry back both NOLs 2 years to their 2011 joint return and claim a $20,000 NOL deduction. State tax returns free Their joint modified taxable income (MTI) for 2011 is $15,000, and their joint NOL carryover to 2012 is $5,000 ($20,000 – $15,000). State tax returns free Sam and Wanda each figure their separate MTI for 2011 as if they had filed separate returns. State tax returns free Then they figure their shares of the $5,000 carryover as follows. State tax returns free Step 1. State tax returns free   Sam's separate MTI $9,000 Wanda's separate MTI + 3,000 Total MTI $12,000 Step 2. State tax returns free   Joint MTI $15,000 Sam's MTI ÷ total MTI ($9,000 ÷ $12,000) × . State tax returns free 75 Sam's share of joint MTI $11,250 Step 3. State tax returns free   Joint MTI $15,000 Sam's share of joint MTI − 11,250 Wanda's share of joint MTI $3,750 Step 4. State tax returns free   Wanda's share of joint MTI $3,750 Wanda's NOL deduction − 2,000 Wanda's remaining share $1,750 Step 5. State tax returns free   Sam's share of joint MTI $11,250 Wanda's remaining share + 1,750 Joint MTI to be offset $13,000 Step 6. State tax returns free   Sam's NOL deduction $18,000 Joint MTI to be offset − 13,000 Sam's carryover to 2012 $5,000 Joint carryover to 2012 $5,000 Sam's carryover − 5,000 Wanda's carryover to 2012 $-0- Wanda's $2,000 NOL deduction offsets $2,000 of her $3,750 share of the joint modified taxable income and is completely used up. State tax returns free She has no carryover to 2012. State tax returns free Sam's $18,000 NOL deduction offsets all of his $11,250 share of joint modified taxable income and the remaining $1,750 of Wanda's share. State tax returns free His carryover to 2012 is $5,000. State tax returns free Illustrated Form 1045 The following example illustrates how to use Form 1045 to claim an NOL deduction in a carryback year. State tax returns free It includes a filled-in page 1 of Form 1045. State tax returns free Example. State tax returns free Martha Sanders is a self-employed contractor. State tax returns free Martha's 2013 deductions are more than her 2013 income because of a business loss. State tax returns free She uses Form 1045 to carry back her NOL 2 years and claim an NOL deduction in 2011. State tax returns free Her filing status in both years was single. State tax returns free See the filled-in Form 1045 later. State tax returns free Martha figures her 2013 NOL on Form 1045, Schedule A (not shown). State tax returns free (For an example using Form 1045, Schedule A, see Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule A under How To Figure an NOL , earlier. State tax returns free ) She enters the $10,000 NOL from Form 1045, Schedule A, line 25, on Form 1045, line 1a. State tax returns free Martha completes lines 10 through 25, using the “Before carryback” column under the column for the second preceding tax year ended 12/31/11 on page 1 of Form 1045 using the following amounts from her 2011 return. State tax returns free 2011 Adjusted gross income $50,000 Itemized deductions:     Medical expenses [$6,000 − ($50,000 × 7. State tax returns free 5%)] $2,250   State income tax + 2,000   Real estate tax + 4,000   Home mortgage interest + 5,000   Total itemized deductions $13,250 Exemption $3,700 Income tax $4,550 Self-employment tax $6,120   Martha refigures her taxable income for 2011 after carrying back her 2013 NOL as follows: 2011 Adjusted gross income $50,000 Less:     NOL from 2013 −10,000 2011 Adjusted gross income after carryback $40,000 Less:     Itemized deductions:     Medical expenses [$6,000 − ($40,000 × 7. State tax returns free 5%)] $3,000   State income tax + 2,000   Real estate tax + 4,000   Home mortgage interest + 5,000   Total itemized deductions −14,000 Less:     Exemption − 3,700 2011 Taxable income after carryback $22,300 Martha then completes lines 10 through 25, using the “After carryback” column under the column for the second preceding tax year ended 12/31/11. State tax returns free On line 10, Martha enters her $10,000 NOL deduction. State tax returns free Her new adjusted gross income on line 11 is $40,000 ($50,000 − $10,000). State tax returns free To complete line 12, she must refigure her medical expense deduction using her new adjusted gross income. State tax returns free Her refigured medical expense deduction is $3,000 [$6,000 − ($40,000 × 7. State tax returns free 5%)]. State tax returns free This increases her total itemized deductions to $14,000 [$13,250 + ($3,000 − $2,250)]. State tax returns free Martha uses her refigured taxable income ($22,300) from line 15, and the tax tables in her 2011 Form 1040 instructions to find her income tax. State tax returns free She enters the new amount, $2,924, on line 16, and her new total tax liability, $9,044, on line 25. State tax returns free Martha used up her $10,000 NOL in 2011 so she does not complete a column for the first preceding tax year ended 12/31/2012. State tax returns free The decrease in tax because of her NOL deduction (line 27) is $1,612. State tax returns free Martha files Form 1045 after filing her 2013 return, but no later than December 31, 2014. State tax returns free She mails it to the Internal Revenue Service Center for the place where she lives as shown in the 2013 instructions for Form 1040 and attaches a copy of her 2013 return (including the applicable forms and schedules). State tax returns free This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. State tax returns free Please click the link to view the image. State tax returns free Form 1045, page 1 How To Figure an NOL Carryover If your NOL is more than your taxable income for the year to which you carry it (figured before deducting the NOL), you may have an NOL carryover. State tax returns free You must make certain modifications to your taxable income to determine how much NOL you will use up in that year and how much you can carry over to the next tax year. State tax returns free Your carryover is the excess of your NOL deduction over your modified taxable income for the carryback or carryforward year. State tax returns free If your NOL deduction includes more than one NOL, apply the NOLs against your modified taxable income in the same order in which you incurred them, starting with the earliest. State tax returns free Modified taxable income. State tax returns free   Your modified taxable income is your taxable income figured with the following changes. State tax returns free You cannot claim an NOL deduction for the NOL carryover you are figuring or for any later NOL. State tax returns free You cannot claim a deduction for capital losses in excess of your capital gains. State tax returns free Also, you must increase your taxable income by the amount of any section 1202 exclusion. State tax returns free You cannot claim the domestic production activities deduction. State tax returns free You cannot claim a deduction for your exemptions for yourself, your spouse, or dependents. State tax returns free You must figure any item affected by the amount of your adjusted gross income after making the changes in (1), (2), and (3), above, and certain other changes to your adjusted gross income that result from (1), (2), and (3). State tax returns free This includes income and deduction items used to figure adjusted gross income (for example, IRA deductions), as well as certain itemized deductions. State tax returns free To figure a charitable contribution deduction, do not include deductions for NOL carrybacks in the change in (1) but do include deductions for NOL carryforwards from tax years before the NOL year. State tax returns free   Your taxable income as modified cannot be less than zero. State tax returns free Form 1045, Schedule B. State tax returns free   You can use Form 1045, Schedule B, to figure your modified taxable income for carryback years and your carryover from each of those years. State tax returns free Do not use Form 1045, Schedule B, for a carryforward year. State tax returns free If your 2013 return includes an NOL deduction from an NOL year before 2013 that reduced your taxable income to zero (to less than zero, if an estate or trust), see NOL Carryover From 2013 to 2014 , later. State tax returns free Illustrated Form 1045, Schedule B The following example illustrates how to figure an NOL carryover from a carryback year. State tax returns free It includes a filled-in Form 1045, Schedule B. State tax returns free Example. State tax returns free Ida Brown runs a small clothing shop. State tax returns free In 2013, she has an NOL of $36,000 that she carries back to 2011. State tax returns free She has no other carrybacks or carryforwards to 2011. State tax returns free Ida's adjusted gross income in 2011 was $35,000, consisting of her salary of $36,000 minus a $1,000 capital loss deduction. State tax returns free She is single and claimed only one personal exemption of $3,700. State tax returns free During that year, she gave $1,450 in charitable contributions. State tax returns free Her medical expenses were $3,000. State tax returns free She also deducted $1,650 in taxes and $3,125 in home mortgage interest. State tax returns free Her deduction for charitable contributions was not limited because her contributions, $1,450, were less than 50% of her adjusted gross income. State tax returns free The deduction for medical expenses was limited to expenses over 7. State tax returns free 5% of adjusted gross income (. State tax returns free 075 × $35,000 = $2,625; $3,000 − $2,625 = $375). State tax returns free The deductions for taxes and home mortgage interest were not subject to any limits. State tax returns free She was able to claim $6,600 ($1,450 + $375 + $1,650 + $3,125) in itemized deductions and a personal exemption deduction of $3,700 for 2011. State tax returns free She had no other deductions in 2011 (except the NOL deduction). State tax returns free Her taxable income (figured without the NOL deduction) for the year was $24,700. State tax returns free Ida's adjusted gross income in 2012 was $9,325, consisting of net business income from the clothing shop of $12,325 and a net capital loss of $3,000. State tax returns free She did not itemize her deductions in 2012. State tax returns free She deducted the standard deduction of $5,950 and the personal exemption deduction of $3,800. State tax returns free She had no other deductions in 2012 (other than the NOL deduction). State tax returns free Her taxable income, therefore, was ($425). State tax returns free Ida's $36,000 carryback will result in her having 2011 taxable income of zero. State tax returns free She then completes the column for the second preceding tax year ended 12/31/11 on Form 1045, Schedule B, to figure how much of her NOL she uses up in 2011 and how much she can carry over to 2012. State tax returns free She completes the column for the first preceding tax year ended 12/31/12. State tax returns free See the illustrated Form 1045, Schedule B , shown later. State tax returns free Column 1, line 1. State tax returns free Ida enters $36,000, her 2013 net operating loss, on line 1. State tax returns free Column 1, line 2. State tax returns free She enters $24,700, her 2011 taxable income (figured without the NOL deduction), on line 2. State tax returns free Column 1, line 3. State tax returns free Ida enters her net capital loss deduction of $1,000 on line 3. State tax returns free Column 1, lines 4 and 5. State tax returns free Ida had no section 1202 exclusion or domestic production activities deduction in 2011. State tax returns free She enters zero on lines 4 and 5. State tax returns free Column 1, line 6. State tax returns free Although Ida's entry on line 3 modifies her adjusted gross income, that does not affect any other items included in her adjusted gross income. State tax returns free Ida enters zero on line 6. State tax returns free Column 1, line 7. State tax returns free Ida had itemized deductions and entered $1,000 on line 3, so she completes lines 11 through 38 to figure her adjustment to itemized deductions. State tax returns free On line 7, she enters the total adjustment from line 38. State tax returns free Column 1, line 8. State tax returns free Ida enters the deduction for her personal exemption of $3,700 for 2011. State tax returns free Column 1, line 9. State tax returns free After combining lines 2 through 8, Ida's modified taxable income is $29,475. State tax returns free Column 1, line 10. State tax returns free Ida figures her carryover to 2012 by subtracting her modified taxable income (line 9) from her NOL deduction (line 1). State tax returns free She enters the $6,525 carryover on line 10. State tax returns free She also enters the $6,525 as her NOL deduction for 2012 on Form 1045, page 1, line 10, in the “After carryback” column under the column for the first preceding tax year ended 12/31/12. State tax returns free (For an illustrated example of page 1 of Form 1045, see Illustrated Form 1045 under How To Claim an NOL Deduction , earlier. State tax returns free ) Next, Ida completes column 2 for the first preceding tax year ended 12/31/12. State tax returns free Column 1, line 11. State tax returns free Ida's adjusted gross income for 2011 was $35,000. State tax returns free Column 1, line 12. State tax returns free She adds lines 3 through 6 and enters $1,000 on line 12. State tax returns free (This is her net capital loss deduction added back, which modifies her adjusted gross income. State tax returns free ) Column 1, line 13. State tax returns free Her modified adjusted gross income for 2011 is now $36,000. State tax returns free Column 1, line 14. State tax returns free On her 2011 tax return, she deducted $375 as medical expenses. State tax returns free Column 1, line 15. State tax returns free Her actual medical expenses were $3,000. State tax returns free Column 1, line 16. State tax returns free She multiplies her modified adjusted gross income, $36,000, by . State tax returns free 075. State tax returns free She enters $2,700 on line 16. State tax returns free Column 1, line 17. State tax returns free She substracts $2,700 from her actual medical expenses, $3,000. State tax returns free She enters $300 on line 17. State tax returns free This is her modified medical deduction. State tax returns free Column 1, line 18. State tax returns free The difference between her medical deduction and her modified medical deduction is $75. State tax returns free She enters this on line 18. State tax returns free Column 1, lines 19 through 21. State tax returns free Ida had no deduction for qualified mortgage insurance premiums in 2011. State tax returns free She skips lines 19 and 20 and enters zero on line 21. State tax returns free Column 1, line 22. State tax returns free She enters her modified adjusted gross income of $36,000 on line 22. State tax returns free Column 1, line 23. State tax returns free She had no other carrybacks to 2011 and enters zero on line 23. State tax returns free Column 1, line 24. State tax returns free Her modified adjusted gross income remains $36,000. State tax returns free Column 1, line 25. State tax returns free Her actual contributions for 2011 were $1,450, which she enters on line 25. State tax returns free Column 1, line 26. State tax returns free She now refigures her charitable contributions based on her modified adjusted gross income. State tax returns free Her contributions are well below the 50% limit, so she enters $1,450 on line 26. State tax returns free Column 1, line 27. State tax returns free The difference is zero. State tax returns free Column 1, lines 28 through 37. State tax returns free Ida had no casualty losses or deductions for miscellaneous items in 2011. State tax returns free She skips lines 28 through 31 and lines 33 through 36. State tax returns free Ida enters zero on lines 32 and 37. State tax returns free Column 1, line 38. State tax returns free She combines lines 18, 21, 27, 32, and 37 and enters $75 on line 38. State tax returns free She carries this figure to line 7. State tax returns free Column 2, line 1. State tax returns free Ida enters $6,525, the carryback of her 2013 NOL to 2012, from column 1, line 10, on line 1. State tax returns free Column 2, line 2. State tax returns free She enters ($425), her 2012 taxable income, on line 2. State tax returns free Column 2, line 3. State tax returns free Ida enters her net capital loss deduction of $3,000 on line 3. State tax returns free Column 2, lines 4 and 5. State tax returns free Ida had no section 1202 exclusion or domestic production activities deduction in 2012. State tax returns free She enters zero on lines 4 and 5. State tax returns free Column 2, line 6. State tax returns free Although Ida's entry on line 3 modifies her adjusted gross income, that does not affect any other items included in her adjusted gross income. State tax returns free Ida enters zero on line 6. State tax returns free Column 2, line 7. State tax returns free Because Ida did not itemize deductions on her 2012 tax return, she enters zero on line 7. State tax returns free Column 2, line 8. State tax returns free Ida enters the deduction for her personal exemption of $3,800 for 2012. State tax returns free Column 2, line 9. State tax returns free After combining lines 2 through 8, Ida's modified taxable income is $6,375. State tax returns free Column 2, line 10. State tax returns free Ida figures her carryforward to 2014 by subtracting her modified taxable income (line 9) from her NOL deduction (line 1). State tax returns free She enters the $150 carryover on line 10. State tax returns free This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. State tax returns free Please click the link to view the image. State tax returns free Form 1045, page 3 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. State tax returns free Please click the link to view the image. State tax returns free Form 1045, page 4 NOL Carryover From 2013 to 2014 If you had an NOL deduction carried forward from a year prior to 2013 that resulted in your having taxable income on your 2013 return of zero (of less than zero, if an estate or trust), complete Table 1 , Worksheet for NOL Carryover From 2013 to 2014, on the following pages. State tax returns free It will help you figure your NOL to carry to 2014. State tax returns free Keep the worksheet for your records. State tax returns free Worksheet Instructions At the top of the worksheet, enter the NOL year for which you are figuring the carryover. State tax returns free More than one NOL. State tax returns free   If your 2013 NOL deduction includes amounts for more than one loss year, complete this worksheet only for one loss year. State tax returns free To determine which year, start with your earliest NOL and subtract each NOL separately from your taxable income figured without the NOL deduction. State tax returns free Complete this worksheet for the earliest NOL that results in your having taxable income below zero. State tax returns free Your NOL carryover to 2014 is the total of the amount on line 10 of the worksheet and all later NOL amounts. State tax returns free Example. State tax returns free Your taxable income for 2013 is $5,000 without your $9,000 NOL deduction. State tax returns free Your NOL deduction includes a $2,000 carryover from 2011 and a $7,000 carryover from 2012. State tax returns free Subtract your 2011 NOL of $2,000 from $5,000. State tax returns free This gives you taxable income of $3,000. State tax returns free Your 2011 NOL is now completely used up. State tax returns free Subtract your $7,000 2012 NOL from $3,000. State tax returns free This gives you taxable income of ($4,000). State tax returns free You now complete the worksheet for your 2012 NOL. State tax returns free Your NOL carryover to 2014 is the unused part of your 2012 NOL from line 10 of the worksheet. State tax returns free Line 2. State tax returns free   Treat your NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and later years as a positive amount. State tax returns free Add it to your negative taxable income (figured without the NOL deduction). State tax returns free Enter the result on line 2. State tax returns free Line 6. State tax returns free   You must refigure the following income and deductions based on adjusted gross income. State tax returns free The special allowance for passive activity losses from rental real estate activities. State tax returns free Taxable social security and tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. State tax returns free IRA deductions. State tax returns free Excludable savings bond interest. State tax returns free Excludable employer-provided adoption benefits. State tax returns free The student loan interest deduction. State tax returns free The tuition and fees deduction. State tax returns free   If none of these items apply to you, enter zero on line 6. State tax returns free Otherwise, increase your adjusted gross income by the total of lines 3 through 5 and your NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and later years. State tax returns free Using this increased adjusted gross income, refigure the items that apply, in the order listed above. State tax returns free Your adjustment for each item is the difference between the refigured amount and the amount included on your return. State tax returns free Combine the adjustments for previous items with your adjusted gross income before refiguring the next item. State tax returns free Keep a record of your computations. State tax returns free   Enter your total adjustments for the above items on line 6. State tax returns free Line 7. State tax returns free   Enter zero if you claimed the standard deduction or the amounts on lines 3 through 5 are zero. State tax returns free Otherwise, use lines 11 through 33 of the worksheet to figure the amount to enter on this line. State tax returns free Complete only those sections that apply to you. State tax returns free Estates and trusts. State tax returns free   Enter zero on line 7 if you did not claim any miscellaneous deductions on Form 1041, line 15c, or a casualty or theft loss. State tax returns free Otherwise, refigure these deductions by substituting modified adjusted gross income (see below ) for adjusted gross income. State tax returns free Subtract the recomputed deductions from those claimed on the return. State tax returns free Enter the result on line 7. State tax returns free Modified adjusted gross income. State tax returns free   To refigure miscellaneous itemized deductions of an estate or trust (Form 1041, line 15c), modified adjusted gross income is the total of the following amounts. State tax returns free The adjusted gross income on the return. State tax returns free The amounts from lines 3 through 5 of the worksheet. State tax returns free The exemption amount from Form 1041, line 20. State tax returns free The NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and for later years. State tax returns free   To refigure the casualty and theft loss deduction of an estate or trust, modified adjusted gross income is the total of the following amounts. State tax returns free The adjusted gross income amount you used to figure the deduction claimed on the return. State tax returns free The amounts from lines 3 through 5 of the worksheet. State tax returns free The NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and for later years. State tax returns free Line 11. State tax returns free   Treat your NOL deduction for the NOL year entered at the top of the worksheet and for later years as a positive amount. State tax returns free Add it to your adjusted gross income. State tax returns free Enter the result on line 11. State tax returns free Line 20. State tax returns free   Is your modified adjusted gross income from line 13 of this worksheet more than $100,000 ($50,000 if married filing separately)?   □ Yes. State tax returns free Your deduction is limited. State tax returns free Refigure your deduction using the Mortgage Insurance Premiums Deduction Worksheet in the 2013 Instructions for Form 1045. State tax returns free On line 2 of the Mortgage Insurance Premiums Deduction Worksheet, enter the amount from line 13 of this worksheet. State tax returns free   □ No. State tax returns free Your deduction is not limited. State tax returns free Enter the amount from line 19 on line 20 and enter -0- on line 21. State tax returns free Line 23. State tax returns free   If you had a contributions carryover from 2012 to 2013 and your NOL deduction includes an amount from an NOL year before 2012, you may have to reduce your contributions carryover. State tax returns free Reduce the contributions carryover by the amount of any adjustment you made to your 2012 charitable contributions deduction when figuring your NOL carryover to 2013. State tax returns free Use the reduced contributions carryover to figure the amount to enter on line 23. State tax returns free Please click here for the text description of the image. State tax returns free Worksheet for NOL Carryover Worksheet for NOL Carryover (Continued) How To Get Tax Help Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. 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