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Taxes for self employed Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2013-12  March 18, 2013  Rev. Taxes for self employed Proc. Taxes for self employed 2013-21 Table of Contents SECTION 1. Taxes for self employed PURPOSE SECTION 2. Taxes for self employed BACKGROUND SECTION 3. Taxes for self employed SCOPE SECTION 4. Taxes for self employed APPLICATION. Taxes for self employed 01 Limitations on Depreciation Deductions for Certain Automobiles. Taxes for self employed . Taxes for self employed 02 Inclusions in Income of Lessees of Passenger Automobiles. Taxes for self employed SECTION 5. Taxes for self employed EFFECTIVE DATE SECTION 6. Taxes for self employed DRAFTING INFORMATION SECTION 1. Taxes for self employed PURPOSE This revenue procedure provides: (1) limitations on depreciation deductions for owners of passenger automobiles first placed in service by the taxpayer during calendar year 2013, including separate tables of limitations on depreciation deductions for trucks and vans; and (2) the amounts that must be included in income by lessees of passenger automobiles first leased by the taxpayer during calendar year 2013, including a separate table of inclusion amounts for lessees of trucks and vans. Taxes for self employed The tables detailing these depreciation limitations and lessee inclusion amounts reflect the automobile price inflation adjustments required by § 280F(d)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code. Taxes for self employed SECTION 2. Taxes for self employed BACKGROUND . Taxes for self employed 01 For owners of passenger automobiles, § 280F(a) imposes dollar limitations on the depreciation deduction for the year the taxpayer places the passenger automobile in service and for each succeeding year. Taxes for self employed For passenger automobiles placed in service after 1988, § 280F(d)(7) requires the Internal Revenue Service to increase the amounts allowable as depreciation deductions by a price inflation adjustment amount. Taxes for self employed The method of calculating this price inflation amount for trucks and vans placed in service in or after calendar year 2003 uses a different CPI “automobile component” (the “new trucks” component) than that used in the price inflation amount calculation for other passenger automobiles (the “new cars” component), resulting in somewhat higher depreciation deductions for trucks and vans. Taxes for self employed This change reflects the higher rate of price inflation for trucks and vans since 1988. Taxes for self employed . Taxes for self employed 02 Section 331(a) of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, Pub. Taxes for self employed L. Taxes for self employed No. Taxes for self employed 112-240, 126 Stat. Taxes for self employed 2313 (Jan. Taxes for self employed 2, 2013) (the “Act”) extended the 50 percent additional first year depreciation deduction under § 168(k) to qualified property acquired by the taxpayer after December 31, 2007, and before January 1, 2014, if no written binding contract for the acquisition of the property existed before January 1, 2008, and if the taxpayer places the property in service generally before January 1, 2014. Taxes for self employed Section 168(k)(2)(F)(i) increases the first year depreciation allowed under § 280F(a)(1)(A)(i) by $8,000 for passenger automobiles to which the additional first year depreciation deduction under § 168(k) (hereinafter, referred to as “§ 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction”) applies. Taxes for self employed . Taxes for self employed 03 Section 168(k)(2)(D)(i) provides that the § 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction does not apply to any property required to be depreciated under the alternative depreciation system of § 168(g), including property described in § 280F(b)(1). Taxes for self employed Section 168(k)(2)(D)(iii) permits a taxpayer to elect out of the § 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction for any class of property. Taxes for self employed Section 168(k)(4), as amended by the Act, permits a corporation to elect to increase the alternative minimum tax (“AMT”) credit limitation under § 53(c), instead of claiming the § 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction for all eligible qualified property placed in service after December 31, 2012, that is round 3 extension property (as defined in § 168(k)(4)(J)(iv)). Taxes for self employed Accordingly, this revenue procedure provides tables for passenger automobiles for which the § 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction applies. Taxes for self employed This revenue procedure also provides tables for passenger automobiles for which the § 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction does not apply, either because taxpayer: (1) purchased the passenger automobile used; (2) did not use the passenger automobile during 2013 more than 50 percent for business purposes; (3) elected out of the § 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction pursuant to § 168(k)(2)(D)(iii); or (4) elected to increase the § 53 AMT credit limitation in lieu of claiming § 168(k) additional first year depreciation. Taxes for self employed . Taxes for self employed 04 Section 280F(c) requires a reduction in the deduction allowed to the lessee of a leased passenger automobile. Taxes for self employed The reduction must be substantially equivalent to the limitations on the depreciation deductions imposed on owners of passenger automobiles. Taxes for self employed Under § 1. Taxes for self employed 280F-7(a) of the Income Tax Regulations, this reduction requires a lessee to include in gross income an amount determined by applying a formula to the amount obtained from a table. Taxes for self employed One table applies to lessees of trucks and vans and another table applies to all other passenger automobiles. Taxes for self employed Each table shows inclusion amounts for a range of fair market values for each taxable year after the passenger automobile is first leased. Taxes for self employed SECTION 3. Taxes for self employed SCOPE . Taxes for self employed 01 The limitations on depreciation deductions in section 4. Taxes for self employed 01(2) of this revenue procedure apply to passenger automobiles (other than leased passenger automobiles) that are placed in service by the taxpayer in calendar year 2013, and continue to apply for each taxable year that the passenger automobile remains in service. Taxes for self employed . Taxes for self employed 02 The tables in section 4. Taxes for self employed 02 of this revenue procedure apply to leased passenger automobiles for which the lease term begins during calendar year 2013. Taxes for self employed Lessees of these passenger automobiles must use these tables to determine the inclusion amount for each taxable year during which the passenger automobile is leased. Taxes for self employed See Rev. Taxes for self employed Proc. Taxes for self employed 2008-22, 2008-1 C. Taxes for self employed B. Taxes for self employed 658, for passenger automobiles first leased during calendar year 2008; Rev. Taxes for self employed Proc. Taxes for self employed 2009-24, 2009-17 I. Taxes for self employed R. Taxes for self employed B. Taxes for self employed 885, for passenger automobiles first leased during calendar year 2009; Rev. Taxes for self employed Proc. Taxes for self employed 2010-18, 2010-09 I. Taxes for self employed R. Taxes for self employed B. Taxes for self employed 427, as amplified and modified by section 4. Taxes for self employed 03 of Rev. Taxes for self employed Proc. Taxes for self employed 2011-21, 2011-12 I. Taxes for self employed R. Taxes for self employed B. Taxes for self employed 560, for passenger automobiles first leased during calendar year 2010; Rev. Taxes for self employed Proc. Taxes for self employed 2011-21, for passenger automobiles first leased during calendar year 2011; and Rev. Taxes for self employed Proc. Taxes for self employed 2012-23, 2012-14 I. Taxes for self employed R. Taxes for self employed B. Taxes for self employed 712, for passenger automobiles first leased during calendar year 2012. Taxes for self employed SECTION 4. Taxes for self employed APPLICATION . Taxes for self employed 01 Limitations on Depreciation Deductions for Certain Automobiles. Taxes for self employed (1) Amount of the inflation adjustment. Taxes for self employed (a) Passenger automobiles (other than trucks or vans). Taxes for self employed Under § 280F(d)(7)(B)(i), the automobile price inflation adjustment for any calendar year is the percentage (if any) by which the CPI automobile component for October of the preceding calendar year exceeds the CPI automobile component for October 1987. Taxes for self employed Section 280F(d)(7)(B)(ii) defines the term “CPI automobile component” as the automobile component of the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers published by the Department of Labor. Taxes for self employed The new car component of the CPI was 115. Taxes for self employed 2 for October 1987 and 143. Taxes for self employed 787 for October 2012. Taxes for self employed The October 2012 index exceeded the October 1987 index by 28. Taxes for self employed 587. Taxes for self employed Therefore, the automobile price inflation adjustment for 2013 for passenger automobiles (other than trucks and vans) is 24. Taxes for self employed 8 percent (28. Taxes for self employed 587/115. Taxes for self employed 2 x 100%). Taxes for self employed The dollar limitations in § 280F(a) are multiplied by a factor of 0. Taxes for self employed 248, and the resulting increases, after rounding to the nearest $100, are added to the 1988 limitations to give the depreciation limitations applicable to passenger automobiles (other than trucks and vans) for calendar year 2013. Taxes for self employed This adjustment applies to all passenger automobiles (other than trucks and vans) that are first placed in service in calendar year 2013. Taxes for self employed (b) Trucks and vans. Taxes for self employed To determine the dollar limitations for trucks and vans first placed in service during calendar year 2013, the Service uses the new truck component of the CPI instead of the new car component. Taxes for self employed The new truck component of the CPI was 112. Taxes for self employed 4 for October 1987 and 149. Taxes for self employed 386 for October 2012. Taxes for self employed The October 2012 index exceeded the October 1987 index by 36. Taxes for self employed 986. Taxes for self employed Therefore, the automobile price inflation adjustment for 2013 for trucks and vans is 32. Taxes for self employed 9 percent (36. Taxes for self employed 986/112. Taxes for self employed 4 x 100%). Taxes for self employed The dollar limitations in § 280F(a) are multiplied by a factor of 0. Taxes for self employed 329, and the resulting increases, after rounding to the nearest $100, are added to the 1988 limitations to give the depreciation limitations for trucks and vans. Taxes for self employed This adjustment applies to all trucks and vans that are first placed in service in calendar year 2013. Taxes for self employed (2) Amount of the limitation. Taxes for self employed Tables 1 through 4 contain the dollar amount of the depreciation limitation for each taxable year for passenger automobiles a taxpayer places in service in calendar year 2013. Taxes for self employed Use Table 1 for a passenger automobile (other than a truck or van), and Table 2 for a truck or van, placed in service in calendar year 2013 for which the § 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction applies. Taxes for self employed Use Table 3 for a passenger automobile (other than a truck or van), and Table 4 for a truck or van, placed in service in calendar year 2013 for which the § 168(k) additional first year depreciation deduction does not apply. Taxes for self employed REV. Taxes for self employed PROC. Taxes for self employed 2013-21 TABLE 1 DEPRECIATION LIMITATIONS FOR PASSENGER AUTOMOBILES (THAT ARE NOT TRUCKS OR VANS) PLACED IN SERVICE IN CALENDAR YEAR 2013 FOR WHICH THE § 168(k) ADDITIONAL FIRST YEAR DEPRECIATION DEDUCTION APPLIES Tax Year Amount 1st Tax Year $11,160 2nd Tax Year $5,100 3rd Tax Year $3,050 Each Succeeding Year $1,875 REV. Taxes for self employed PROC. Taxes for self employed 2013-21 TABLE 2 DEPRECIATION LIMITATIONS FOR TRUCKS AND VANS PLACED IN SERVICE IN CALENDAR YEAR 2013 FOR WHICH THE § 168(k) ADDITIONAL FIRST YEAR DEPRECIATION DEDUCTION APPLIES Tax Year Amount 1st Tax Year $11,360 2nd Tax Year $5,400 3rd Tax Year $3,250 Each Succeeding Year $1,975 REV. Taxes for self employed PROC. Taxes for self employed 2013-21 TABLE 3 DEPRECIATION LIMITATIONS FOR PASSENGER AUTOMOBILES (THAT ARE NOT TRUCKS OR VANS) PLACED IN SERVICE IN CALENDAR YEAR 2013 FOR WHICH THE § 168(k) ADDITIONAL FIRST YEAR DEPRECIATION DEDUCTION DOES NOT APPLY Tax Year Amount 1st Tax Year $3,160 2nd Tax Year $5,100 3rd Tax Year $3,050 Each Succeeding Year $1,875 REV. Taxes for self employed PROC. Taxes for self employed 2013-21 TABLE 4 DEPRECIATION LIMITATIONS FOR TRUCKS AND VANS PLACED IN SERVICE IN CALENDAR YEAR 2013 FOR WHICH THE § 168(k) ADDITIONAL FIRST YEAR DEPRECIATION DEDUCTION DOES NOT APPLY Tax Year Amount 1st Tax Year $3,360 2nd Tax Year $5,400 3rd Tax Year $3,250 Each Succeeding Year $1,975 . Taxes for self employed 02 Inclusions in Income of Lessees of Passenger Automobiles. Taxes for self employed A taxpayer must follow the procedures in § 1. Taxes for self employed 280F-7(a) for determining the inclusion amounts for passenger automobiles first leased in calendar year 2013. Taxes for self employed In applying these procedures, lessees of passenger automobiles other than trucks and vans should use Table 5 of this revenue procedure, while lessees of trucks and vans should use Table 6 of this revenue procedure. Taxes for self employed REV. Taxes for self employed PROC. Taxes for self employed 2013-21 TABLE 5 DOLLAR AMOUNTS FOR PASSENGER AUTOMOBILES (THAT ARE NOT TRUCKS OR VANS) WITH A LEASE TERM BEGINNING IN CALENDAR YEAR 2013 Fair Market Value of Passenger Automobile Tax Year During Lease Over Not Over 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th & later $19,000 $19,500 2 4 6 7 8 19,500 20,000 2 5 6 9 9 20,000 20,500 2 5 8 9 11 20,500 21,000 3 6 8 10 12 21,000 21,500 3 6 10 11 13 21,500 22,000 3 7 10 13 14 22,000 23,000 4 8 11 14 16 23,000 24,000 4 9 14 16 18 24,000 25,000 5 10 15 18 21 25,000 26,000 5 12 16 21 23 26,000 27,000 6 12 19 23 25 27,000 28,000 6 14 20 25 28 28,000 29,000 7 15 22 27 30 29,000 30,000 7 16 24 29 33 30,000 31,000 8 17 26 31 35 31,000 32,000 8 19 27 33 38 32,000 33,000 9 20 29 35 40 33,000 34,000 10 21 31 37 43 34,000 35,000 10 22 33 39 45 35,000 36,000 11 23 35 41 48 36,000 37,000 11 25 36 43 50 37,000 38,000 12 26 38 45 53 38,000 39,000 12 27 40 47 55 39,000 40,000 13 28 42 49 58 40,000 41,000 13 29 44 52 59 41,000 42,000 14 30 45 54 63 42,000 43,000 14 32 47 56 64 43,000 44,000 15 33 48 59 67 44,000 45,000 15 34 51 60 69 45,000 46,000 16 35 52 63 72 46,000 47,000 17 36 54 65 74 47,000 48,000 17 38 55 67 77 48,000 49,000 18 39 57 69 79 49,000 50,000 18 40 59 71 82 50,000 51,000 19 41 61 73 84 51,000 52,000 19 42 63 75 87 52,000 53,000 20 43 65 77 89 53,000 54,000 20 45 66 79 92 54,000 55,000 21 46 68 81 94 55,000 56,000 21 47 70 84 96 56,000 57,000 22 48 72 85 99 57,000 58,000 22 50 73 88 101 58,000 59,000 23 51 75 90 103 59,000 60,000 24 52 76 92 106 60,000 62,000 24 54 79 95 110 62,000 64,000 25 56 83 99 115 64,000 66,000 27 58 87 103 120 66,000 68,000 28 60 90 108 125 68,000 70,000 29 63 93 112 130 70,000 72,000 30 65 97 117 134 72,000 74,000 31 68 100 121 139 74,000 76,000 32 70 104 125 144 76,000 78,000 33 73 107 129 149 78,000 80,000 34 75 111 133 154 80,000 85,000 36 79 117 141 162 85,000 90,000 39 85 126 151 174 90,000 95,000 41 91 135 162 186 95,000 100,000 44 97 144 172 199 100,000 110,000 48 106 157 188 217 110,000 120,000 53 118 174 210 241 120,000 130,000 59 129 193 230 266 130,000 140,000 64 141 210 252 290 140,000 150,000 70 153 227 273 315 150,000 160,000 75 165 245 294 339 160,000 170,000 80 177 263 315 363 170,000 180,000 86 189 280 336 388 180,000 190,000 91 201 298 357 412 190,000 200,000 97 212 316 378 436 200,000 210,000 102 224 333 400 461 210,000 220,000 107 236 351 420 486 220,000 230,000 113 248 368 442 509 230,000 240,000 118 260 386 463 534 240,000 And up 124 272 403 484 558 REV. Taxes for self employed PROC. Taxes for self employed 2013-21 TABLE 6 DOLLAR AMOUNTS FOR TRUCKS AND VANS WITH A LEASE TERM BEGINNING IN CALENDAR YEAR 2013 Fair Market Value of Truck or Van Tax Year During Lease Over Not Over 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th & later $19,000 $19,500 1 3 4 5 6 19,500 20,000 2 3 5 6 7 20,000 20,500 2 4 6 7 8 20,500 21,000 2 5 7 8 9 21,000 21,500 2 5 8 9 11 21,500 22,000 3 6 8 10 12 22,000 23,000 3 7 10 11 14 23,000 24,000 4 8 11 14 16 24,000 25,000 4 9 14 16 18 25,000 26,000 5 10 15 18 21 26,000 27,000 5 12 17 20 23 27,000 28,000 6 13 18 23 25 28,000 29,000 6 14 20 25 28 29,000 30,000 7 15 22 27 30 30,000 31,000 7 16 24 29 33 31,000 32,000 8 17 26 31 35 32,000 33,000 8 19 27 33 38 33,000 34,000 9 20 29 35 41 34,000 35,000 10 21 31 37 43 35,000 36,000 10 22 33 39 46 36,000 37,000 11 23 35 41 48 37,000 38,000 11 25 36 43 51 38,000 39,000 12 26 38 45 53 39,000 40,000 12 27 40 48 55 40,000 41,000 13 28 42 49 58 41,000 42,000 13 29 44 52 60 42,000 43,000 14 30 46 54 62 43,000 44,000 14 32 47 56 65 44,000 45,000 15 33 48 59 67 45,000 46,000 15 34 51 60 70 46,000 47,000 16 35 52 63 72 47,000 48,000 17 36 54 65 74 48,000 49,000 17 38 55 67 77 49,000 50,000 18 39 57 69 79 50,000 51,000 18 40 59 71 82 51,000 52,000 19 41 61 73 84 52,000 53,000 19 42 63 75 87 53,000 54,000 20 43 65 77 89 54,000 55,000 20 45 66 80 91 55,000 56,000 21 46 68 81 94 56,000 57,000 21 47 70 84 96 57,000 58,000 22 48 72 86 98 58,000 59,000 22 50 73 88 101 59,000 60,000 23 51 75 90 103 60,000 62,000 24 52 78 93 108 62,000 64,000 25 55 81 97 113 64,000 66,000 26 57 85 101 118 66,000 68,000 27 60 88 106 122 68,000 70,000 28 62 92 110 127 70,000 72,000 29 64 96 114 132 72,000 74,000 30 67 99 118 137 74,000 76,000 31 69 103 122 142 76,000 78,000 32 72 105 127 147 78,000 80,000 34 73 110 131 151 80,000 85,000 35 78 116 138 160 85,000 90,000 38 84 124 149 172 90,000 95,000 41 90 133 160 184 95,000 100,000 44 95 142 171 196 100,000 110,000 48 104 156 186 214 110,000 120,000 53 116 173 207 240 120,000 130,000 58 128 191 228 264 130,000 140,000 64 140 208 249 288 140,000 150,000 69 152 226 270 313 150,000 160,000 75 164 243 292 336 160,000 170,000 80 176 261 312 361 170,000 180,000 85 188 278 334 386 180,000 190,000 91 199 296 355 410 190,000 200,000 96 211 314 376 434 200,000 210,000 101 223 332 397 459 210,000 220,000 107 235 349 418 483 220,000 230,000 112 247 367 439 507 230,000 240,000 118 259 384 460 532 240,000 And up 123 271 401 482 556 SECTION 5. Taxes for self employed EFFECTIVE DATE This revenue procedure applies to passenger automobiles that a taxpayer first places in service or first leases during calendar year 2013. Taxes for self employed SECTION 6. Taxes for self employed DRAFTING INFORMATION The principal author of this revenue procedure is Bernard P. Taxes for self employed Harvey of the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Income Tax & Accounting). Taxes for self employed For further information regarding this revenue procedure, contact Mr. Taxes for self employed Harvey at (202) 622-4930 (not a toll-free call). Taxes for self employed Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Internal Revenue Bulletins
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Taxes for self employed Car Expenses Table of Contents Introduction Depreciation of CarSpecial Depreciation Allowance Depreciation Limit Amended Return Election Not To Claim Special Allowance If you purchased a car after September 10, 2001, for use in your business (or as an employee) and figure your deductible expenses using the actual car expense method, new law contains provisions that may affect your depreciation deduction for that car. Taxes for self employed Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses, contains information on figuring depreciation on your car. Taxes for self employed However, Publication 463 does not contain the new provisions because it was printed before the law was enacted. Taxes for self employed The new provisions are in the Supplement to Publication 463, which is reprinted below. Taxes for self employed Supplement to Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses   Introduction This supplemental publication is for taxpayers who purchased a car for business purposes after September 10, 2001, and figure their deductible expenses, including a deduction for depreciation, using the actual car expense method. Taxes for self employed After Publication 463 was printed, the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002 was signed into law by the President. Taxes for self employed Certain provisions of this new law may reduce your taxes for 2001. Taxes for self employed The new law contains the following provisions. Taxes for self employed A new depreciation deduction, the special depreciation allowance. Taxes for self employed An increase in the limit on depreciation for any car for which you claim the new special depreciation allowance. Taxes for self employed If you have already filed your 2001 return, you may wish to file an amended return to claim any of these benefits. Taxes for self employed See Amended Return, later. Taxes for self employed Depreciation of Car If you used the actual car expense method to figure your deduction for a car you own and use in your business (or as an employee), you generally can claim a depreciation deduction. Taxes for self employed However, there is a limit on the depreciation deduction you can take for your car each year. Taxes for self employed See Depreciation Limit later. Taxes for self employed Special Depreciation Allowance The new law allows you to claim a special depreciation allowance. Taxes for self employed This special allowance is a deduction equal to 30% of the depreciable basis of qualified property. Taxes for self employed You figure the amount of the special depreciation allowance after any section 179 deduction you choose to claim, but before figuring your regular depreciation deduction under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS). Taxes for self employed See Depreciation Deduction under Actual Car Expenses in chapter 4 of Publication 463 for information about MACRS. Taxes for self employed You can claim the special depreciation allowance only for the year the qualified property is placed in service. Taxes for self employed Qualified property. Taxes for self employed   Qualified property includes a car (any four-wheeled vehicle, including a truck or van not more than 6,000 pounds, that is made primarily for use on public streets, roads, and highways) that meets all of the following requirements. Taxes for self employed You bought it new. Taxes for self employed You bought it after September 10, 2001. Taxes for self employed (But a car is not qualified property if a binding written contract for you to buy the car was in effect before September 11, 2001. Taxes for self employed ) You began using it for business after September 10, 2001, and used it more than 50% in a qualified business use. Taxes for self employed Example. Taxes for self employed Bob bought a new car on October 15, 2001, for $20,000 and placed it in service immediately, using it 75% for business. Taxes for self employed Bob's car is qualified property. Taxes for self employed Bob chooses not to take a section 179 deduction for the car. Taxes for self employed He does claim the new special depreciation allowance. Taxes for self employed Bob first must figure the car's depreciable basis, which is $15,000 ($20,000 × . Taxes for self employed 75). Taxes for self employed He then figures the special depreciation allowance of $4,500 ($15,000 × . Taxes for self employed 30). Taxes for self employed The remaining depreciable basis of $10,500 ($15,000 - $4,500) is depreciated using MACRS (200% declining balance method, half-year convention) and results in a deduction of $2,100 ($10,500 × . Taxes for self employed 20), for a total depreciation deduction for 2001 of $6,600 ($4,500 + $2,100). Taxes for self employed However, Bob's depreciation deduction is limited to $5,745 ($7,660 × . Taxes for self employed 75), as discussed next. Taxes for self employed Depreciation Limit The limit on your depreciation deduction for 2001 is increased to $7,660 for a car that is qualified property (defined above) and for which you claim the special depreciation allowance. Taxes for self employed The limit is increased to $23,080 if the car is an electric car. Taxes for self employed The section 179 deduction is treated as depreciation for purposes of this limit. Taxes for self employed If you use a car less than 100% in your business or work, the limit is $7,660 (or $23,080 for an electric car) multiplied by the percentage of business and investment use during the year. Taxes for self employed For cars that do not qualify for (or for which you choose not to claim) the special depreciation allowance, the limit remains $3,060 ($9,280 for electric cars). Taxes for self employed Amended Return If you filed your 2001 calendar year return before June 1, 2002, and did not claim the new special depreciation allowance for a qualified car, you can claim it by filing an amended return on Form 1040X, Amended U. Taxes for self employed S. Taxes for self employed Individual Income Tax Return, by April 15, 2003. Taxes for self employed At the top of the Form 1040X, print “Filed pursuant to Revenue Procedure 2002–33. Taxes for self employed ” If you are an employee, attach Form 2106, Employee Business Expenses (revised March 2002). Taxes for self employed If you are self-employed, attach Form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization (revised March 2002). Taxes for self employed Or, you can claim the special depreciation allowance by filing Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method, with your 2002 return. Taxes for self employed For details, see Revenue Procedure 2002–33. Taxes for self employed (But, filing Form 1040X for 2001 enables you to claim the special allowance earlier than attaching Form 3115 to your 2002 return. Taxes for self employed ) You cannot claim the special depreciation allowance on an amended return (or by using Form 3115) if you made, or are treated as having made, the election not to claim it described later. Taxes for self employed Example. Taxes for self employed The facts are the same as in the previous example except that Bob filed his original 2001 income tax return on April 15, 2002, and claimed a $3,000 ($20,000 x . Taxes for self employed 75 x . Taxes for self employed 20) depreciation deduction for his new car using MACRS. Taxes for self employed Bob now wishes to claim the special depreciation allowance for his new car on an amended 2001 return. Taxes for self employed Bob, who is an employee, files Form 1040X, by April 15, 2003, with an updated Form 2106 (revised March 2002) attached, increasing his total depreciation deduction to $5,745, as figured in the earlier example. Taxes for self employed Bob's new filled-in Form 2106 is shown later. Taxes for self employed Election Not To Claim Special Allowance You can elect not to claim the special depreciation allowance for a car by making a statement attached to, or written on, your return indicating that you are electing not to claim the special depreciation allowance for 5-year property. Taxes for self employed As a general rule, you must make this election by the due date (including extensions) of your return. Taxes for self employed You can have an automatic extension of 6 months from the due date of your return (excluding extensions) to make the election with an amended return. Taxes for self employed To get this extension, you must have filed your original return by the due date (including extensions). Taxes for self employed At the top of the statement, print “Filed pursuant to section 301. Taxes for self employed 9100–2. Taxes for self employed ” If you elect not to claim the special depreciation allowance for a car, you cannot claim it for any other 5-year property placed in service during the same year. Taxes for self employed Unless you elect (or are treated as electing) not to claim the special depreciation allowance, you must reduce the car's adjusted basis by the amount of the allowance, even if the allowance was not claimed. Taxes for self employed Deemed election for return filed before June 1, 2002. Taxes for self employed   If you did not make the election not to claim the special depreciation allowance in the time and manner described above, you will still be treated as electing not to claim it if all of the following apply. Taxes for self employed You filed your 2001 return before June 1, 2002. Taxes for self employed You claimed depreciation on your return but did not claim the special depreciation allowance. Taxes for self employed You did not file an amended 2001 return by April 15, 2003, or a Form 3115 with your 2002 return, to claim the special depreciation allowance. Taxes for self employed Form 2106, Page 1, for Bob Smith Form 2106, Page 2, for Bob Smith Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications