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Unemployment tax form Publication 559 - Main Content Table of Contents Personal RepresentativeDuties Fees Received by Personal Representatives Final Income Tax Return for Decedent—Form 1040Name, Address, and Signature When and Where To File Filing Requirements Income To Include Exemptions and Deductions Credits, Other Taxes, and Payments Tax Forgiveness for Armed Forces Members, Victims of Terrorism, and Astronauts Filing Reminders Other Tax InformationTax Benefits for Survivors Income in Respect of a Decedent Deductions in Respect of a Decedent Estate Tax Deduction Gifts, Insurance, and Inheritances Other Items of Income Income Tax Return of an Estate— Form 1041Filing Requirements Income To Include Exemption and Deductions Credits, Tax, and Payments Name, Address, and Signature When and Where To File Distributions to BeneficiariesIncome That Must Be Distributed Currently Other Amounts Distributed Discharge of a Legal Obligation Character of Distributions How and When To Report Bequest Termination of Estate Estate and Gift TaxesApplicable Credit Amount Gift Tax Estate Tax Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Comprehensive ExampleFinal Return for Decedent—Form 1040 Income Tax Return of an Estate—Form 1041 How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Personal Representative A personal representative of an estate is an executor, administrator, or anyone who is in charge of the decedent's property. Unemployment tax form Generally, an executor (or executrix) is named in a decedent's will to administer the estate and distribute properties as the decedent has directed. Unemployment tax form An administrator (or administratrix) is usually appointed by the court if no will exists, if no executor was named in the will, or if the named executor cannot or will not serve. Unemployment tax form In general, an executor and an administrator perform the same duties and have the same responsibilities. Unemployment tax form For estate tax purposes, if there is no executor or administrator appointed, qualified, and acting within the United States, the term “executor” includes anyone in actual or constructive possession of any property of the decedent. Unemployment tax form It includes, among others, the decedent's agents and representatives; safe-deposit companies, warehouse companies, and other custodians of property in this country; brokers holding securities of the decedent as collateral; and the debtors of the decedent who are in this country. Unemployment tax form Duties The primary duties of a personal representative are to collect all the decedent's assets, pay his or her creditors, and distribute the remaining assets to the heirs or other beneficiaries. Unemployment tax form The personal representative also must perform the following duties. Unemployment tax form Apply for an employer identification number (EIN) for the estate. Unemployment tax form File all tax returns, including income, estate and gift tax returns, when due. Unemployment tax form Pay the tax determined up to the date of discharge from duties. Unemployment tax form Other duties of the personal representative in federal tax matters are discussed in other sections of this publication. Unemployment tax form If any beneficiary is a nonresident alien, see Publication 515, Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities, for information on the personal representative's duties as a withholding agent. Unemployment tax form Penalty. Unemployment tax form   There is a penalty for failure to file a tax return when due unless the failure is due to reasonable cause. Unemployment tax form Reliance on an agent (attorney, accountant, etc. Unemployment tax form ) is not reasonable cause for late filing. Unemployment tax form It is the personal representative's duty to file the returns for the decedent and the estate when due. Unemployment tax form Identification number. Unemployment tax form   The first action you should take if you are the personal representative for the decedent is to apply for an EIN for the estate. Unemployment tax form You should apply for this number as soon as possible because you need to enter it on returns, statements, and other documents you file concerning the estate. Unemployment tax form You also must give the number to payers of interest and dividends and other payers who must file a return concerning the estate. Unemployment tax form   You can get an EIN by applying online at www. Unemployment tax form irs. Unemployment tax form gov (click on "Apply for an EIN Online" under the Tools heading). Unemployment tax form Generally, if you apply online, you will receive your EIN immediately upon completing the application. Unemployment tax form You can also apply using Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number. Unemployment tax form Generally, if you apply by mail, it takes about 4 weeks to get your EIN. Unemployment tax form See the form instructions for other ways to apply. Unemployment tax form   Payers of interest and dividends report amounts on Forms 1099 using the identification number of the person to whom the account is payable. Unemployment tax form After a decedent's death, Forms 1099 must reflect the identification number of the estate or beneficiary to whom the amounts are payable. Unemployment tax form As the personal representative handling the estate, you must furnish this identification number to the payer. Unemployment tax form For example, if interest is payable to the estate, the estate's EIN must be provided to the payer and used to report the interest on Form 1099-INT, Interest Income. Unemployment tax form If the interest is payable to a surviving joint owner, the survivor's identification number, such as an SSN or ITIN, must be provided to the payer and used to report the interest. Unemployment tax form   If the estate or a survivor may receive interest or dividends after you inform the payer of the decedent's death, the payer should give you (or the survivor) a Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (or a similar substitute form). Unemployment tax form Complete this form to inform the payer of the estate's (or if completed by the survivor, the survivor's) identification number and return it to the payer. Unemployment tax form    Do not use the deceased individual's identifying number to file an individual income tax return after the decedent's final tax return. Unemployment tax form Also do not use it to make estimated tax payments for a tax year after the year of death. Unemployment tax form Penalty. Unemployment tax form   If you do not include the EIN or the taxpayer identification number of another person where it is required on a return, statement, or other document, you are liable for a penalty for each failure, unless you can show reasonable cause. Unemployment tax form You also are liable for a penalty if you do not give the taxpayer identification number of another person when required on a return, statement, or other document. Unemployment tax form Notice of fiduciary relationship. Unemployment tax form   The term fiduciary means any person acting for another person. Unemployment tax form It applies to persons who have positions of trust on behalf of others. Unemployment tax form A personal representative for a decedent's estate is a fiduciary. Unemployment tax form Form 56. Unemployment tax form   If you are appointed to act in a fiduciary capacity for another, you must file a written notice with the IRS stating this. Unemployment tax form Form 56, Notice Concerning Fiduciary Relationship, is used for this purpose. Unemployment tax form See the Instructions for Form 56 for filing requirements and other information. Unemployment tax form   File Form 56 as soon as all the necessary information (including the EIN) is available. Unemployment tax form It notifies the IRS that you, as the fiduciary, are assuming the powers, rights, duties, and privileges of the decedent. Unemployment tax form The notice remains in effect until you notify the IRS (by filing another Form 56) that your fiduciary relationship with the estate has terminated. Unemployment tax form Termination of fiduciary relationship. Unemployment tax form   Form 56 should also be filed to notify the IRS if your fiduciary relationship is terminated or when a successor fiduciary is appointed if the estate has not been terminated. Unemployment tax form See Form 56 and its instructions for more information. Unemployment tax form   At the time of termination of the fiduciary relationship, you may want to file Form 4810, Request for Prompt Assessment Under Internal Revenue Code Section 6501(d), and Form 5495, Request for Discharge From Personal Liability Under Internal Revenue Code Section 2204 or 6905, to wind up your duties as fiduciary. Unemployment tax form See below for a discussion of these forms. Unemployment tax form Request for prompt assessment (charge) of tax. Unemployment tax form   The IRS ordinarily has 3 years from the date an income tax return is filed, or its due date, whichever is later, to charge any additional tax due. Unemployment tax form However, as a personal representative, you may request a prompt assessment of tax after the return has been filed. Unemployment tax form This reduces the time for making the assessment to 18 months from the date the written request for prompt assessment was received. Unemployment tax form This request can be made for any tax return (except the estate tax return) of the decedent or the decedent's estate. Unemployment tax form This may permit a quicker settlement of the tax liability of the estate and an earlier final distribution of the assets to the beneficiaries. Unemployment tax form Form 4810. Unemployment tax form   Form 4810 can be used for making this request. Unemployment tax form It must be filed separately from any other document. Unemployment tax form   As the personal representative for the decedent's estate, you are responsible for any additional taxes that may be due. Unemployment tax form You can request prompt assessment of any of the decedent's taxes (other than federal estate taxes) for any years for which the statutory period for assessment is open. Unemployment tax form This applies even though the returns were filed before the decedent's death. Unemployment tax form Failure to report income. Unemployment tax form   If you or the decedent failed to report substantial amounts of gross income (more than 25% of the gross income reported on the return) or filed a false or fraudulent return, your request for prompt assessment will not shorten the period during which the IRS may assess the additional tax. Unemployment tax form However, such a request may relieve you of personal liability for the tax if you did not have knowledge of the unpaid tax. Unemployment tax form Request for discharge from personal liability for tax. Unemployment tax form   An executor can make a request for discharge from personal liability for a decedent's income, gift, and estate taxes. Unemployment tax form The request must be made after the returns for those taxes are filed. Unemployment tax form To make the request, file Form 5495. Unemployment tax form For this purpose, an executor is an executor or administrator that is appointed, qualified, and acting within the United States. Unemployment tax form   Within 9 months after receipt of the request, the IRS will notify the executor of the amount of taxes due. Unemployment tax form If this amount is paid, the executor will be discharged from personal liability for any future deficiencies. Unemployment tax form If the IRS has not notified the executor, he or she will be discharged from personal liability at the end of the 9-month period. Unemployment tax form    Even if the executor is discharged from personal liability, the IRS will still be able to assess tax deficiencies against the executor to the extent he or she still has any of the decedent's property. Unemployment tax form Insolvent estate. Unemployment tax form   Generally, if a decedent's estate is insufficient to pay all the decedent's debts, the debts due to the United States must be paid first. Unemployment tax form Both the decedent's federal income tax liabilities at the time of death and the estate's income tax liability are debts due to the United States. Unemployment tax form The personal representative of an insolvent estate is personally responsible for any tax liability of the decedent or of the estate if he or she had notice of such tax obligations or failed to exercise due care in determining if such obligations existed before distribution of the estate's assets and before being discharged from duties. Unemployment tax form The extent of such personal responsibility is the amount of any other payments made before paying the debts due to the United States, except where such other debt paid has priority over the debts due to the United States. Unemployment tax form Income tax liabilities need not be formally assessed for the personal representative to be liable if he or she was aware or should have been aware of their existence. Unemployment tax form Fees Received by Personal Representatives All personal representatives must include fees paid to them from an estate in their gross income. Unemployment tax form If you are not in the trade or business of being an executor (for instance, you are the executor of a friend's or relative's estate), report these fees on your Form 1040, line 21. Unemployment tax form If you are in the trade or business of being an executor, report fees received from the estate as self-employment income on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ of your Form 1040. Unemployment tax form If the estate operates a trade or business and you, as executor, actively participate in the trade or business while fulfilling your duties, any fees you receive related to the operation of the trade or business must be reported as self-employment income on Schedule C (or Schedule C-EZ) of your Form 1040. Unemployment tax form Final Income Tax Return for Decedent—Form 1040 The personal representative (defined earlier) must file the final income tax return (Form 1040) of the decedent for the year of death and any returns not filed for preceding years. Unemployment tax form A surviving spouse, under certain circumstances, may have to file the returns for the decedent. Unemployment tax form See Joint Return, later. Unemployment tax form Return for preceding year. Unemployment tax form   If an individual died after the close of the tax year, but before the return for that year was filed, the return for the year just closed will not be the final return. Unemployment tax form The return for that year will be a regular return and the personal representative must file it. Unemployment tax form Example. Unemployment tax form Samantha Smith died on March 21, 2013, before filing her 2012 tax return. Unemployment tax form Her personal representative must file her 2012 return by April 15, 2013. Unemployment tax form Her final tax return covering the period from January 1, 2013, to March 20, 2013, is due April 15, 2014. Unemployment tax form Name, Address, and Signature Write the word “DECEASED,” the decedent's name, and the date of death across the top of the tax return. Unemployment tax form If filing a joint return, write the name and address of the decedent and the surviving spouse in the name and address fields. Unemployment tax form If a joint return is not being filed, write the decedent's name in the name field and the personal representative's name and address in the address field. Unemployment tax form Third party designee. Unemployment tax form   You can check the “Yes” box in the Third Party Designee area on page 2 of the return to authorize the IRS to discuss the return with a friend, family member, or any other person you choose. Unemployment tax form This allows the IRS to call the person you identified as the designee to answer any questions that may arise during the processing of the return. Unemployment tax form It also allows the designee to perform certain actions. Unemployment tax form See the Instructions for Form 1040 for details. Unemployment tax form Signature. Unemployment tax form   If a personal representative has been appointed, that person must sign the return. Unemployment tax form If it is a joint return, the surviving spouse must also sign it. Unemployment tax form If no personal representative has been appointed, the surviving spouse (on a joint return) signs the return and writes in the signature area “Filing as surviving spouse. Unemployment tax form ” If no personal representative has been appointed and if there is no surviving spouse, the person in charge of the decedent's property must file and sign the return as “personal representative. Unemployment tax form ” Paid preparer. Unemployment tax form   If you pay someone to prepare, assist in preparing, or review the tax return, that person must sign the return and fill in the other blanks in the Paid Preparer Use Only area of the return. Unemployment tax form See the Form 1040 instructions for details. Unemployment tax form When and Where To File The final income tax return is due at the same time the decedent's return would have been due had death not occurred. Unemployment tax form A final return for a decedent who was a calendar year taxpayer is generally due on April 15 following the year of death, regardless of when during that year death occurred. Unemployment tax form However, when the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the return is filed timely if filed by the next business day. Unemployment tax form The tax return must be prepared for the year of death regardless of when during the year death occurred. Unemployment tax form Generally, you must file the final income tax return of the decedent with the Internal Revenue Service Center for the place where you live. Unemployment tax form A tax return for a decedent can be electronically filed. Unemployment tax form A personal representative may also obtain an income tax filing extension on behalf of a decedent. Unemployment tax form Filing Requirements The gross income, age, and filing status of a decedent generally determine whether a return must be filed. Unemployment tax form Gross income is all income received by an individual from any source in the form of money, goods, property, and services that is not tax-exempt. Unemployment tax form It includes gross receipts from self-employment, but if the business involves manufacturing, merchandising, or mining, subtract any cost of goods sold. Unemployment tax form In general, filing status depends on whether the decedent was considered single or married at the time of death. Unemployment tax form See the income tax return instructions or Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. Unemployment tax form Refund A return must be filed to obtain a refund if tax was withheld from salaries, wages, pensions, or annuities, or if estimated tax was paid, even if a return is not otherwise required to be filed. Unemployment tax form Also, the decedent may be entitled to other credits that result in a refund. Unemployment tax form These advance payments of tax and credits are discussed later under Credits, Other Taxes, and Payments. Unemployment tax form Form 1310, Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer. Unemployment tax form   Form 1310 does not have to be filed if you are claiming a refund and you are: A surviving spouse filing an original or amended joint return with the decedent, or A court-appointed or certified personal representative filing the decedent’s original return and a copy of the court certificate showing your appointment is attached to the return. Unemployment tax form   If the personal representative is filing a claim for refund on Form 1040X, Amended U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form Individual Income Tax Return, or Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement, and the court certificate has already been filed with the IRS, attach Form 1310 and write “Certificate Previously Filed” at the bottom of the form. Unemployment tax form Example. Unemployment tax form Edward Green died before filing his tax return. Unemployment tax form You were appointed the personal representative for Edward's estate, and you file his Form 1040 showing a refund due. Unemployment tax form You do not need Form 1310 to claim the refund if you attach a copy of the court certificate showing you were appointed the personal representative. Unemployment tax form    If you are a surviving spouse and you receive a tax refund check in both your name and your deceased spouse's name, you can have the check reissued in your name alone. Unemployment tax form Return the joint-name check marked “VOID” to your local IRS office or the service center where you mailed your return, along with a written request for reissuance of the refund check. Unemployment tax form A new check will be issued in your name and mailed to you. Unemployment tax form Death certificate. Unemployment tax form   When filing the decedent's final income tax return, do not attach the death certificate or other proof of death to the final return. Unemployment tax form Instead, keep it for your records and provide it if requested. Unemployment tax form Nonresident Alien If the decedent was a nonresident alien who would have had to file Form 1040NR, U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return, you must file that form for the decedent's final tax year. Unemployment tax form See the Instructions for Form 1040NR for the filing requirements, due date, and where to file. Unemployment tax form Joint Return Generally, the personal representative and the surviving spouse can file a joint return for the decedent and the surviving spouse. Unemployment tax form However, the surviving spouse alone can file the joint return if no personal representative has been appointed before the due date for filing the final joint return for the year of death. Unemployment tax form This also applies to the return for the preceding year if the decedent died after the close of the preceding tax year and before filing the return for that year. Unemployment tax form The income of the decedent that was includible on his or her return for the year up to the date of death (see Income To Include, later) and the income of the surviving spouse for the entire year must be included in the final joint return. Unemployment tax form A final joint return with the decedent cannot be filed if the surviving spouse remarried before the end of the year of the decedent's death. Unemployment tax form The filing status of the decedent in this instance is married filing a separate return. Unemployment tax form For information about tax benefits to which a surviving spouse may be entitled, see Tax Benefits for Survivors, later, under Other Tax Information. Unemployment tax form Personal representative may revoke joint return election. Unemployment tax form   A court-appointed personal representative may revoke an election to file a joint return previously made by the surviving spouse alone. Unemployment tax form This is done by filing a separate return for the decedent within one year from the due date of the return (including any extensions). Unemployment tax form The joint return made by the surviving spouse will then be regarded as the separate return of that spouse by excluding the decedent's items and refiguring the tax liability. Unemployment tax form Relief from joint liability. Unemployment tax form   In some cases, one spouse may be relieved of joint liability for tax, interest, and penalties on a joint return for items of the other spouse that were incorrectly reported on the joint return. Unemployment tax form If the decedent qualified for this relief while alive, the personal representative can pursue an existing request, or file a request, for relief from joint liability. Unemployment tax form For information on requesting this relief, see Publication 971, Innocent Spouse Relief. Unemployment tax form Income To Include The decedent's income includible on the final return is generally determined as if the person were still alive except that the taxable period is usually shorter because it ends on the date of death. Unemployment tax form The method of accounting regularly used by the decedent before death also determines the income includible on the final return. Unemployment tax form This section explains how some types of income are reported on the final return. Unemployment tax form For more information about accounting methods, see Publication 538, Accounting Periods and Methods. Unemployment tax form Cash Method If the decedent accounted for income under the cash method, only those items actually or constructively received before death are included on the final return. Unemployment tax form Constructive receipt of income. Unemployment tax form   Interest from coupons on the decedent's bonds is constructively received by the decedent if the coupons matured in the decedent's final tax year, but had not been cashed. Unemployment tax form Include the interest income on the final return. Unemployment tax form   Generally, a dividend is considered constructively received if it was available for use by the decedent without restriction. Unemployment tax form If the corporation customarily mailed its dividend checks, the dividend was includible when received. Unemployment tax form If the individual died between the time the dividend was declared and the time it was received in the mail, the decedent did not constructively receive it before death. Unemployment tax form Do not include the dividend in the final return. Unemployment tax form Accrual Method Generally, under an accrual method of accounting, income is reported when earned. Unemployment tax form If the decedent used an accrual method, only the income items normally accrued before death are included on the final return. Unemployment tax form Interest and Dividend Income (Forms 1099) Form(s) 1099 reporting interest and dividends earned by the decedent before death should be received and the amounts included on the decedent's final return. Unemployment tax form A separate Form 1099 should show the interest and dividends earned after the date of the decedent's death and paid to the estate or other recipient that must include those amounts on its return. Unemployment tax form You can request corrected Forms 1099 if these forms do not properly reflect the right recipient or amounts. Unemployment tax form For example, a Form 1099-INT, reporting interest payable to the decedent, may include income that should be reported on the final income tax return of the decedent, as well as income that the estate or other recipient should report, either as income earned after death or as income in respect of the decedent (discussed later). Unemployment tax form For income earned after death, you should ask the payer for a Form 1099 that properly identifies the recipient (by name and identification number) and the proper amount. Unemployment tax form If that is not possible, or if the form includes an amount that represents income in respect of the decedent, report the interest as shown next under How to report. Unemployment tax form See U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form savings bonds acquired from decedent under Income in Respect of a Decedent, later, for information on savings bond interest that may have to be reported on the final return. Unemployment tax form How to report. Unemployment tax form   If you are preparing the decedent's final return and you have received a Form 1099-INT for the decedent that includes amounts belonging to the decedent and to another recipient (the decedent's estate or another beneficiary), report the total interest shown on Form 1099-INT on Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Interest and Ordinary Dividends. Unemployment tax form Next, enter a subtotal of the interest shown on Forms 1099, and the interest reportable from other sources for which you did not receive Forms 1099. Unemployment tax form Then, show any interest (including any interest you receive as a nominee) belonging to another recipient separately and subtract it from the subtotal. Unemployment tax form Identify the amount of this adjustment as “Nominee Distribution” or other appropriate designation. Unemployment tax form   Report dividend income for which you received a Form 1099-DIV, Dividends and Distributions, on the appropriate schedule using the same procedure. Unemployment tax form    Note. Unemployment tax form If the decedent received amounts as a nominee, you must give the actual owner a Form 1099, unless the owner is the decedent's spouse. Unemployment tax form See General Instructions for Certain Information Returns (Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, and W-2G) for more information on filing Forms 1099. Unemployment tax form Partnership Income The death of a partner closes the partnership's tax year for that partner. Unemployment tax form Generally, it does not close the partnership's tax year for the remaining partners. Unemployment tax form The decedent's distributive share of partnership items must be figured as if the partnership's tax year ended on the date the partner died. Unemployment tax form To avoid an interim closing of the partnership books, the partners can agree to estimate the decedent's distributive share by prorating the amounts the partner would have included for the entire partnership tax year. Unemployment tax form On the decedent's final return, include the decedent's distributive share of partnership items for the following periods. Unemployment tax form The partnership's tax year that ended within or with the decedent's final tax year (the year ending on the date of death). Unemployment tax form The period, if any, from the end of the partnership's tax year in (1) to the decedent's date of death. Unemployment tax form Example. Unemployment tax form Mary Smith was a partner in XYZ partnership and reported her income on a tax year ending December 31. Unemployment tax form The partnership uses a tax year ending June 30. Unemployment tax form Mary died August 31, 2013, and her estate established its tax year through August 31. Unemployment tax form The distributive share of partnership items based on the decedent's partnership interest is reported as follows. Unemployment tax form Final Return for the Decedent—January 1 through August 31, 2013, includes XYZ partnership items from (a) the partnership tax year ending June 30, 2013, and (b) the partnership tax year beginning July 1, 2013, and ending August 31, 2013 (the date of death). Unemployment tax form Income Tax Return of the Estate—September 1, 2013, through August 31, 2014, includes XYZ partnership items for the period September 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014. Unemployment tax form S Corporation Income If the decedent was a shareholder in an S corporation, include on the final return the decedent's share of the S corporation's items of income, loss, deduction, and credit for the following periods. Unemployment tax form The corporation's tax year that ended within or with the decedent's final tax year (the year ending on the date of death). Unemployment tax form The period, if any, from the end of the corporation's tax year in (1) to the decedent's date of death. Unemployment tax form Self-Employment Income Include self-employment income actually or constructively received or accrued, depending on the decedent's accounting method. Unemployment tax form For self-employment tax purposes only, the decedent's self-employment income will include the decedent's distributive share of a partnership's income or loss through the end of the month in which death occurred. Unemployment tax form For this purpose, the partnership's income or loss is considered to be earned ratably over the partnership's tax year. Unemployment tax form Community Income If the decedent was married and domiciled in a community property state, half of the income received and half of the expenses paid during the decedent's tax year by either the decedent or spouse may be considered to be the income and expenses of the other. Unemployment tax form For more information, see Publication 555, Community Property. Unemployment tax form HSA, Archer MSA, or Medicare Advantage MSA The treatment of an HSA (health savings account), an Archer MSA (medical savings account), or a Medicare Advantage MSA at the death of the account holder, depends on who acquires the interest in the account. Unemployment tax form If the decedent's estate acquires the interest, the fair market value (FMV) of the assets in the account on the date of death is included in income on the decedent's final return. Unemployment tax form The estate tax deduction, discussed later, does not apply to this amount. Unemployment tax form If a beneficiary acquires the interest, see the discussion under Income in Respect of a Decedent, later. Unemployment tax form For other information on HSAs, Archer MSAs, or Medicare Advantage MSAs, see Publication 969, Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans. Unemployment tax form Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) Generally, the balance in a Coverdell ESA must be distributed within 30 days after the individual for whom the account was established reaches age 30, or dies, whichever is earlier. Unemployment tax form The treatment of the Coverdell ESA at the death of an individual under age 30 depends on who acquires the interest in the account. Unemployment tax form If the decedent's estate acquires the interest, the earnings on the account must be included on the final income tax return of the decedent. Unemployment tax form The estate tax deduction, discussed later, does not apply to this amount. Unemployment tax form If a beneficiary acquires the interest, see the discussion under Income in Respect of a Decedent, later. Unemployment tax form The age 30 limitation does not apply if the individual for whom the account was established or the beneficiary that acquires the account is an individual with special needs. Unemployment tax form This includes an individual who, because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition (including a learning disability), requires additional time to complete his or her education. Unemployment tax form For more information on Coverdell ESAs, see Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. Unemployment tax form Accelerated Death Benefits Accelerated death benefits are amounts received under a life insurance contract before the death of the insured individual. Unemployment tax form These benefits also include amounts received on the sale or assignment of the contract to a viatical settlement provider. Unemployment tax form Generally, if the decedent received accelerated death benefits on the life of a terminally or chronically ill individual, whether on his or her own life or on the life of another person, those benefits are not included in the decedent's income. Unemployment tax form For more information, see the discussion under Gifts, Insurance, and Inheritances under Other Tax Information, later. Unemployment tax form Exemptions and Deductions Generally, the rules for exemptions and deductions allowed to an individual also apply to the decedent's final income tax return. Unemployment tax form Show on the final return deductible items the decedent paid (or accrued, if the decedent reported deductions on an accrual method) before death. Unemployment tax form This section contains a detailed discussion of medical expenses because the tax treatment of the decedent's medical expenses can be different. Unemployment tax form See Medical Expenses, later. Unemployment tax form Exemptions You can claim the decedent's personal exemption on the final income tax return. Unemployment tax form If the decedent was another person's dependent (for example, a parent's), you cannot claim the personal exemption on the decedent's final return. Unemployment tax form Standard Deduction If you do not itemize deductions on the final return, the full amount of the appropriate standard deduction is allowed regardless of the date of death. Unemployment tax form For information on the appropriate standard deduction, see the Form 1040 income tax return instructions or Publication 501. Unemployment tax form Medical Expenses Medical expenses paid before death by the decedent are deductible, subject to limits, on the final income tax return if deductions are itemized. Unemployment tax form This includes expenses for the decedent, as well as for the decedent's spouse and dependents. Unemployment tax form Beginning in 2013, medical expenses exceeding 10% of adjusted gross income (AGI) may be deducted, unless the decedent or their spouse is age 65 or older. Unemployment tax form In that case medical expenses exceeding 7. Unemployment tax form 5% of AGI may be deducted. Unemployment tax form Qualified medical expenses are not deductible if paid with a tax-free distribution from an HSA or an Archer MSA. Unemployment tax form Election for decedent's expenses. Unemployment tax form   Medical expenses not paid before death are liabilities of the estate and are shown on the federal estate tax return (Form 706). Unemployment tax form However, if medical expenses for the decedent are paid out of the estate during the 1-year period beginning with the day after death, you can elect to treat all or part of the expenses as paid by the decedent at the time they were incurred. Unemployment tax form   If you make the election, you can claim all or part of the expenses on the decedent's income tax return (if deductions are itemized) rather than on the federal estate tax return (Form 706). Unemployment tax form You can deduct expenses incurred in the year of death on the final income tax return. Unemployment tax form You should file an amended return (Form 1040X) for medical expenses incurred in an earlier year, unless the statutory period for filing a claim for that year has expired. Unemployment tax form   The amount you can deduct on the income tax return is the amount above 10% of adjusted gross income (or 7. Unemployment tax form 5% of adjusted gross income if the decedent or the decedent's spouse was born before January 2, 1949). Unemployment tax form Amounts not deductible because of this percentage cannot be claimed on the federal estate tax return. Unemployment tax form Making the election. Unemployment tax form   You make the election by attaching a statement, in duplicate, to the decedent's income tax return or amended return. Unemployment tax form The statement must state that you have not claimed the amount as an estate tax deduction, and that the estate waives the right to claim the amount as a deduction. Unemployment tax form This election applies only to expenses incurred for the decedent, not to expenses incurred to provide medical care for dependents. Unemployment tax form Example. Unemployment tax form Richard Brown used the cash method of accounting and filed his income tax return on a calendar year basis. Unemployment tax form Richard died on June 1, 2013, at the age of 78, after incurring $800 in medical expenses. Unemployment tax form Of that amount, $500 was incurred in 2012 and $300 was incurred in 2013. Unemployment tax form Richard itemized his deductions when he filed his 2012 income tax return. Unemployment tax form The personal representative of the estate paid the entire $800 liability in August 2013. Unemployment tax form The personal representative may file an amended return (Form 1040X) for 2012 claiming the $500 medical expense as a deduction, subject to the 7. Unemployment tax form 5% limit. Unemployment tax form The $300 of expenses incurred in 2013 can be deducted on the final income tax return if deductions are itemized, subject to the 7. Unemployment tax form 5% limit. Unemployment tax form The personal representative must file a statement in duplicate with each return stating that these amounts have not been claimed on the federal estate tax return (Form 706), and waiving the right to claim such a deduction on Form 706 in the future. Unemployment tax form Medical expenses not paid by estate. Unemployment tax form   If you paid medical expenses for your deceased spouse or dependent, claim the expenses on your tax return for the year in which you paid them, whether they are paid before or after the decedent's death. Unemployment tax form If the decedent was a child of divorced or separated parents, the medical expenses can usually be claimed by both the custodial and noncustodial parent to the extent paid by that parent during the year. Unemployment tax form Insurance reimbursements. Unemployment tax form   Insurance reimbursements of previously deducted medical expenses due a decedent at the time of death and later received by the decedent's estate are includible in the income tax return of the estate (Form 1041) for the year the reimbursements are received. Unemployment tax form The reimbursements are also includible in the decedent's gross estate. Unemployment tax form No deduction for funeral expenses can be taken on the final Form 1040 of a decedent. Unemployment tax form These expenses may be deductible for estate tax purposes on Form 706. Unemployment tax form Deduction for Losses A decedent's net operating loss deduction from a prior year and any capital losses (including capital loss carryovers) can be deducted only on the decedent's final income tax return. Unemployment tax form A net operating loss on the decedent's final income tax return can be carried back to prior years. Unemployment tax form (See Publication 536, Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts. Unemployment tax form ) You cannot deduct any unused net operating loss or capital loss on the estate's income tax return. Unemployment tax form At-risk loss limits. Unemployment tax form   Special at-risk rules apply to most activities that are engaged in as a trade or business or for the production of income. Unemployment tax form   These rules limit the deductible loss to the amount which the individual was considered at-risk in the activity. Unemployment tax form An individual generally will be considered at-risk to the extent of the money and the adjusted basis of property that he or she contributed to the activity and certain amounts the individual borrowed for use in the activity. Unemployment tax form An individual will be considered at-risk for amounts borrowed only if he or she was personally liable for the repayment or if the amounts borrowed were secured by property other than that used in the activity. Unemployment tax form The individual is not considered at-risk for borrowed amounts if the lender has an interest in the activity or if the lender is related to a person who has an interest in the activity. Unemployment tax form For more information, see Publication 925, Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules. Unemployment tax form Passive activity rules. Unemployment tax form   A passive activity is any trade or business activity in which the taxpayer does not materially participate. Unemployment tax form To determine material participation, see Publication 925. Unemployment tax form Rental activities are passive activities regardless of the taxpayer's participation, unless the taxpayer meets certain eligibility requirements. Unemployment tax form   Individuals, estates, and trusts can offset passive activity losses only against passive activity income. Unemployment tax form Passive activity losses or credits not allowed in one tax year can be carried forward to the next year. Unemployment tax form   If a passive activity interest is transferred because a taxpayer dies, the accumulated unused passive activity losses are allowed as a deduction against the decedent's income in the year of death. Unemployment tax form Losses are allowed only to the extent they are greater than the excess of the transferee's (recipient of the interest transferred) basis in the property over the decedent's adjusted basis in the property immediately before death. Unemployment tax form The part of the accumulated losses equal to the excess is not allowed as a deduction for any tax year. Unemployment tax form   Use Form 8582, Passive Activity Loss Limitations, to summarize losses and income from passive activities and to figure the amounts allowed. Unemployment tax form For more information, see Publication 925. Unemployment tax form Credits, Other Taxes, and Payments Discussed below are some of the tax credits, types of taxes that may be owed, income tax withheld, and estimated tax payments reported on the final return of a decedent. Unemployment tax form Credits On the final income tax return, you can claim any tax credits that applied to the decedent before death. Unemployment tax form Some of these credits are discussed next. Unemployment tax form Earned income credit. Unemployment tax form   If the decedent was an eligible individual, you can claim the earned income credit on the decedent's final return even though the return covers less than 12 months. Unemployment tax form If the allowable credit is more than the tax liability for the year, the excess is refunded. Unemployment tax form   For more information, see Publication 596, Earned Income Credit (EIC). Unemployment tax form Credit for the elderly or the disabled. Unemployment tax form   This credit is allowable on a decedent's final income tax return if the decedent met both of the following requirements in the year of death. Unemployment tax form The decedent: Was a “qualified individual,” and Had income (adjusted gross income (AGI) and nontaxable social security and pensions) less than certain limits. Unemployment tax form   For details on qualifying for or figuring the credit, see Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. Unemployment tax form Child tax credit. Unemployment tax form   If the decedent had a qualifying child, you may be able to claim the child tax credit on the decedent's final return even though the return covers less than 12 months. Unemployment tax form You may be able to claim the additional child tax credit and get a refund if the credit is more than the decedent's liability. Unemployment tax form For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1040. Unemployment tax form Adoption credit. Unemployment tax form   Depending upon when the adoption was finalized, this credit may be taken on a decedent's final income tax return if the decedent: Adopted an eligible child and paid qualified adoption expenses, or Has a carryforward of an adoption credit from a prior year. Unemployment tax form   Also, if the decedent is survived by a spouse who meets the filing status of qualifying widow(er), unused adoption credit may be carried forward and used following the death of the decedent. Unemployment tax form See Form 8839, Qualified Adoption Expenses, and its instructions for more details. Unemployment tax form General business tax credit. Unemployment tax form   The general business credit available to a taxpayer is limited. Unemployment tax form Any credit arising in a tax year beginning before 1998 that has not been used up can be carried forward for up to 15 years. Unemployment tax form Any unused credit arising in a tax year beginning after 1997 has a 1-year carryback and a 20-year carryforward period. Unemployment tax form   After the carryforward period, a deduction may be allowed for any unused business credit. Unemployment tax form If the taxpayer dies before the end of the carryforward period, the deduction generally is allowed in the year of death. Unemployment tax form   For more information on the general business credit, see Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. Unemployment tax form Other Taxes Taxes other than income tax that may be owed on the final return of a decedent include self-employment tax and alternative minimum tax, which are reported on Form 1040. Unemployment tax form Self-employment tax. Unemployment tax form   Self-employment tax may be owed on the final return if either of the following applied to the decedent in the year of death: Net earnings from self-employment (excluding income described in (2)) were $400 or more; or Wages from services performed as a church employee were $108. Unemployment tax form 28 or more. Unemployment tax form Alternative minimum tax (AMT). Unemployment tax form   The tax laws give special treatment to certain types of income and allow special deductions and credits for certain types of expenses. Unemployment tax form The alternative minimum tax (AMT) was enacted so taxpayers who benefit from these laws still pay at least a minimum amount of tax. Unemployment tax form In general, the AMT is the excess of the tentative minimum tax over the regular tax shown on the return. Unemployment tax form Form 6251. Unemployment tax form    Use Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals, to determine if this tax applies to the decedent. Unemployment tax form See the form instructions for information on when you must attach Form 6251 to Form 1040. Unemployment tax form Form 8801. Unemployment tax form   If the decedent paid AMT in a previous year or had a credit carryforward, the decedent may be eligible for a minimum tax credit. Unemployment tax form See Form 8801, Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax—Individuals, Estates, and Trusts. Unemployment tax form Payments of Tax The income tax withheld from the decedent's salary, wages, pensions, or annuities, and the amount paid as estimated tax are credits (advance payments of tax) that must be claimed on the final return. Unemployment tax form Tax Forgiveness for Armed Forces Members, Victims of Terrorism, and Astronauts Income tax liability may be forgiven for a decedent who dies due to service in a combat zone, due to military or terrorist actions, as a result of a terrorist attack, or while serving in the line of duty as an astronaut. Unemployment tax form Combat Zone If a member of the Armed Forces of the United States dies while in active service in a combat zone or from wounds, disease, or injury incurred in a combat zone, the decedent's income tax liability is abated (forgiven) for the entire year in which death occurred and for any prior tax year ending on or after the first day the person served in a combat zone in active service. Unemployment tax form For this purpose, a qualified hazardous duty area is treated as a combat zone. Unemployment tax form If the tax (including interest, additions to the tax, and additional amounts) for these years has been assessed, the assessment will be forgiven. Unemployment tax form If the tax has been collected (regardless of the date of collection), that tax will be credited or refunded. Unemployment tax form Any of the decedent's income tax for tax years before those mentioned above that remains unpaid as of the actual (or presumptive) date of death will not be assessed. Unemployment tax form If any unpaid tax (including interest, additions to the tax, and additional amounts) has been assessed, this assessment will be forgiven. Unemployment tax form Also, if any tax was collected after the date of death, that amount will be credited or refunded. Unemployment tax form The date of death of a member of the Armed Forces reported as missing in action or as a prisoner of war is the date his or her name is removed from missing status for military pay purposes. Unemployment tax form This is true even if death actually occurred earlier. Unemployment tax form For other tax information for members of the Armed Forces, see Publication 3, Armed Forces' Tax Guide. Unemployment tax form Military or Terrorist Actions The decedent's income tax liability is forgiven if, at death, he or she was a military or civilian employee of the United States who died because of wounds or injury incurred: While a U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form employee, and In a military or terrorist action. Unemployment tax form The forgiveness applies to the tax year in which death occurred and for any earlier tax year, beginning with the year before the year in which the wounds or injury occurred. Unemployment tax form Example. Unemployment tax form The income tax liability of a civilian employee of the United States who died in 2013 because of wounds incurred while a U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form employee in a terrorist attack that occurred in 2008 will be forgiven for 2013 and for all prior tax years in the period 2007 through 2012. Unemployment tax form Refunds are allowed for the tax years for which the period for filing a claim for refund has not ended, as discussed later. Unemployment tax form Military or terrorist action defined. Unemployment tax form   A military or terrorist action means the following. Unemployment tax form Any terrorist activity that most of the evidence indicates was directed against the United States or any of its allies. Unemployment tax form Any military action involving the U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form Armed Forces and resulting from violence or aggression against the United States or any of its allies, or the threat of such violence or aggression. Unemployment tax form   Terrorist activity includes criminal offenses intended to coerce, intimidate, or retaliate against the government or civilian population. Unemployment tax form Military action does not include training exercises. Unemployment tax form Any multinational force in which the United States is participating is treated as an ally of the United States. Unemployment tax form Determining if a terrorist activity or military action has occurred. Unemployment tax form   You may rely on published guidance from the IRS to determine if a particular event is considered a terrorist activity or military action. Unemployment tax form Specified Terrorist Victim The Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act of 2001 (the Act) provides tax relief for those injured or killed as a result of terrorist attacks, certain survivors of those killed as a result of terrorist attacks, and others who were affected by terrorist attacks. Unemployment tax form Under the Act, the federal income tax liability of those killed in the following attacks (specified terrorist victim) is forgiven for certain tax years. Unemployment tax form The April 19, 1995, terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Unemployment tax form Murrah Federal Building (Oklahoma City). Unemployment tax form The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Unemployment tax form The terrorist attacks involving anthrax occurring after September 10, 2001, and before January 1, 2002. Unemployment tax form The Act also exempts from federal income tax the following types of income. Unemployment tax form Qualified disaster relief payments made after September 10, 2001, to cover personal, family, living, or funeral expenses incurred because of a terrorist attack. Unemployment tax form Certain disability payments received in tax years ending after September 10, 2001, for injuries sustained in a terrorist attack. Unemployment tax form Certain death benefits paid by an employer to the survivor of an employee because the employee died as a result of a terrorist attack. Unemployment tax form Payments from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund 2001. Unemployment tax form The Act also reduces the estate tax of individuals who die as a result of a terrorist attack. Unemployment tax form See Publication 3920, Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks, for more information. Unemployment tax form Astronauts Legislation extended the tax relief available under the Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act of 2001 (the Act) to astronauts who died in the line of duty after December 31, 2002. Unemployment tax form The decedent's income tax liability is forgiven for the tax year in which death occurs, and for the tax year prior to death. Unemployment tax form For information on death benefit payments and the reduction of federal estate taxes, see Publication 3920. Unemployment tax form However, the discussions in that publication under Death Benefits and Estate Tax Reduction should be modified for astronauts (for example, by using the date of death of the astronaut instead of September 11, 2001). Unemployment tax form For more information on the Act, see Publication 3920. Unemployment tax form Claim for Credit or Refund If any of these tax-forgiveness situations applies to a prior year tax, any tax paid for which the period for filing a claim has not ended will be credited or refunded. Unemployment tax form If any tax is still due, it will be canceled. Unemployment tax form The normal period for filing a claim for credit or refund is 3 years after the return was filed or 2 years after the tax was paid, whichever is later. Unemployment tax form If death occurred in a combat zone or from wounds, disease, or injury incurred in a combat zone, the period for filing the claim is extended by: The amount of time served in the combat zone (including any period in which the individual was in missing status), plus The period of continuous qualified hospitalization for injury from service in the combat zone, if any, plus The next 180 days. Unemployment tax form Qualified hospitalization means any hospitalization outside the United States and any hospitalization in the United States of not more than 5 years. Unemployment tax form This extended period for filing the claim also applies to a member of the Armed Forces who was deployed outside the United States in a designated contingency operation. Unemployment tax form Filing a claim. Unemployment tax form   Use the following procedures to file a claim. Unemployment tax form If a U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form individual income tax return (Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) has not been filed, you should make a claim for refund of any withheld income tax or estimated tax payments by filing Form 1040. Unemployment tax form Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, must accompany all returns. Unemployment tax form If a U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form individual income tax return has been filed, you should make a claim for refund by filing Form 1040X. Unemployment tax form You must file a separate Form 1040X for each year in question. Unemployment tax form   You must file these returns and claims at the following address for regular mail (U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form Postal Service). Unemployment tax form    Internal Revenue Service 333 W. Unemployment tax form Pershing, P5–6503 Kansas City, MO 64108   Identify all returns and claims for refund by writing “Iraq—KIA,” “Enduring Freedom—KIA,” “Kosovo Operation—KIA,” “Desert Storm—KIA,” or “Former Yugoslavia—KIA” in bold letters on the top of page 1 of the return or claim. Unemployment tax form On the applicable return, write the same phrase on the line for total tax. Unemployment tax form If the individual was killed in a terrorist or military action, put “KITA” on the front of the return and on the line for total tax. Unemployment tax form   Include an attachment showing the computation of the decedent's tax liability and a computation of the amount to be forgiven. Unemployment tax form On joint returns, make an allocation of the tax as described below under Joint returns. Unemployment tax form If you cannot make a proper allocation, attach a statement of all income and deductions allocable to each spouse and the IRS will make the proper allocation. Unemployment tax form   You must attach Form 1310 to all returns and claims for refund. Unemployment tax form However, for exceptions to filing Form 1310, see Form 1310. Unemployment tax form Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer, under Refund, earlier. Unemployment tax form   You must also attach proof of death that includes a statement that the individual was a U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form employee on the date of injury and on the date of death and died as the result of a military or terrorist action. Unemployment tax form For military and civilian employees of the Department of Defense, attach DD Form 1300, Report of Casualty. Unemployment tax form For other U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form civilian employees killed in the United States, attach a death certificate and a certification (letter) from the federal employer. Unemployment tax form For other U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form civilian employees killed overseas, attach a certification from the Department of State. Unemployment tax form   If you do not have enough tax information to file a timely claim for refund, you can suspend the period for filing a claim by filing Form 1040X. Unemployment tax form Attach Form 1310, any required documentation currently available, and a statement that you will file an amended claim as soon as you have the required tax information. Unemployment tax form Joint returns. Unemployment tax form   If a joint return was filed, only the decedent's part of the income tax liability is eligible for forgiveness. Unemployment tax form Determine the decedent's tax liability as follows. Unemployment tax form Figure the income tax for which the decedent would have been liable if a separate return had been filed. Unemployment tax form Figure the income tax for which the spouse would have been liable if a separate return had been filed. Unemployment tax form Multiply the joint tax liability by a fraction. Unemployment tax form The numerator of the fraction is the amount in (1), above. Unemployment tax form The denominator of the fraction is the total of (1) and (2). Unemployment tax form   The resulting amount from (3) above is the decedent's tax liability eligible for forgiveness. Unemployment tax form Filing Reminders To minimize the time needed to process the decedent's final return and issue any refund, be sure to follow these procedures. Unemployment tax form Write “DECEASED,” the decedent's name, and the date of death across the top of the tax return. Unemployment tax form If a personal representative has been appointed, the personal representative must sign the return. Unemployment tax form If it is a joint return, the surviving spouse must also sign it. Unemployment tax form If you are the decedent's spouse filing a joint return with the decedent and no personal representative has been appointed, write “Filing as surviving spouse” in the area where you sign the return. Unemployment tax form If no personal representative has been appointed and if there is no surviving spouse, the person in charge of the decedent's property must file and sign the return as “personal representative. Unemployment tax form ” To claim a refund for the decedent, do the following. Unemployment tax form If you are the decedent's spouse filing a joint return with the decedent, file only the tax return to claim the refund. Unemployment tax form If you are the personal representative and the return is not a joint return filed with the decedent's surviving spouse, file the return and attach a copy of the certificate that shows your appointment by the court. Unemployment tax form (A power of attorney or a copy of the decedent's will is not acceptable evidence of your appointment as the personal representative. Unemployment tax form ) If you are filing an amended return, attach Form 1310 and a copy of the certificate of appointment (or, if you have already sent the certificate of appointment to IRS, write “Certificate Previously Filed” at the bottom of Form 1310). Unemployment tax form If you are not filing a joint return as the surviving spouse and a personal representative has not been appointed, file the return and attach Form 1310. Unemployment tax form Other Tax Information Discussed below is information about the effect of an individual's death on the income tax liability of the survivors (including widows and widowers), the beneficiaries, and the estate. Unemployment tax form Tax Benefits for Survivors Survivors can qualify for certain benefits when filing their own income tax returns. Unemployment tax form Joint return by surviving spouse. Unemployment tax form   A surviving spouse can file a joint return for the year of death and may qualify for special tax rates for the following 2 years, as explained under Qualifying widows and widowers, later. Unemployment tax form Decedent as your dependent. Unemployment tax form   If the decedent qualified as your dependent for a part of the year before death, you can claim the exemption for the dependent on your tax return, regardless of when death occurred during the year. Unemployment tax form   If the decedent was your qualifying child, you may be able to claim the child tax credit or the earned income credit. Unemployment tax form To determine if you qualify for the child tax credit, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 51; Form 1040A, line 33; or Form 1040NR, line 48. Unemployment tax form To determine if you qualify for the earned income credit, see the instructions for Form 1040, lines 64a and 64b or Form 1040A, lines 38a and 38b. Unemployment tax form Qualifying widows and widowers. Unemployment tax form   If your spouse died within the 2 tax years preceding the year for which your return is being filed, you may be eligible to claim the filing status of qualifying widow(er) with dependent child and qualify to use the married-filing-jointly tax rates. Unemployment tax form Requirements. Unemployment tax form   Generally, you qualify for this special benefit if you meet all of the following requirements. Unemployment tax form You were entitled to file a joint return with your spouse for the year of death—whether or not you actually filed jointly. Unemployment tax form You did not remarry before the end of the current tax year. Unemployment tax form You have a child, stepchild, or foster child who qualifies as your dependent for the tax year. Unemployment tax form You provide more than half the cost of maintaining your home, which is the principal residence of that child for the entire year except for temporary absences. Unemployment tax form Example. Unemployment tax form William Burns' wife died in 2010. Unemployment tax form William has not remarried and continued throughout 2011 and 2012 to maintain a home for himself and his dependent child. Unemployment tax form For 2010, he was entitled to file a joint return for himself and his deceased wife. Unemployment tax form For 2011 and 2012, he qualifies to file as a qualifying widower with dependent child. Unemployment tax form For later years, he may qualify to file as a head of household. Unemployment tax form Figuring your tax. Unemployment tax form   Check the box on line 5 (Form 1040 or 1040A) under Filing Status on your tax return. Unemployment tax form Use the Tax Rate Schedule or the column in the Tax Table for Married filing jointly, which gives you the split-income benefits. Unemployment tax form   The last year you can file jointly with, or claim an exemption for, your deceased spouse is the year of death. Unemployment tax form Joint return filing rules. Unemployment tax form   If you are the surviving spouse and a personal representative is handling the estate for the decedent, you should coordinate filing your return for the year of death with this personal representative. Unemployment tax form See Joint Return under Final Income Tax Return for Decedent—Form 1040, earlier. Unemployment tax form Income in Respect of a Decedent All income the decedent would have received had death not occurred that was not properly includible on the final return, discussed earlier, is income in respect of a decedent. Unemployment tax form If the decedent is a specified terrorist victim (see Specified Terrorist Victim, earlier), income received after the date of death and before the end of the decedent's tax year (determined without regard to death) is excluded from the recipient's gross income. Unemployment tax form This exclusion does not apply to certain income. Unemployment tax form For more information, see Publication 3920. Unemployment tax form How To Report Income in respect of a decedent must be included in the income of one of the following. Unemployment tax form The decedent's estate, if the estate receives it. Unemployment tax form The beneficiary, if the right to income is passed directly to the beneficiary and the beneficiary receives it. Unemployment tax form Any person to whom the estate properly distributes the right to receive it. Unemployment tax form If you have to include income in respect of a decedent in your gross income and an estate tax return (Form 706) was filed for the decedent, you may be able to claim a deduction for the estate tax paid on that income. Unemployment tax form See Estate Tax Deduction, later. Unemployment tax form Example 1. Unemployment tax form Frank Johnson owned and operated an apple orchard. Unemployment tax form He used the cash method of accounting. Unemployment tax form He sold and delivered 1,000 bushels of apples to a canning factory for $2,000, but did not receive payment before his death. Unemployment tax form The proceeds from the sale are income in respect of a decedent. Unemployment tax form When the estate was settled, payment had not been made and the estate transferred the right to the payment to his widow. Unemployment tax form When Frank's widow collects the $2,000, she must include that amount in her return. Unemployment tax form It is not reported on the final return of the decedent or on the return of the estate. Unemployment tax form Example 2. Unemployment tax form Assume the same facts as in Example 1, except that Frank used the accrual method of accounting. Unemployment tax form The amount accrued from the sale of the apples would be included on his final return. Unemployment tax form Neither the estate nor the widow would realize income in respect of a decedent when the money is later paid. Unemployment tax form Example 3. Unemployment tax form On February 1, George High, a cash method taxpayer, sold his tractor for $3,000, payable March 1 of the same year. Unemployment tax form His adjusted basis in the tractor was $2,000. Unemployment tax form George died on February 15, before receiving payment. Unemployment tax form The gain to be reported as income in respect of a decedent is the $1,000 difference between the decedent's basis in the property and the sale proceeds. Unemployment tax form In other words, the income in respect of a decedent is the gain the decedent would have realized had he lived. Unemployment tax form Example 4. Unemployment tax form Cathy O'Neil was entitled to a large salary payment at the date of her death. Unemployment tax form The amount was to be paid in five annual installments. Unemployment tax form The estate, after collecting two installments, distributed the right to the remaining installments to you, the beneficiary. Unemployment tax form The payments are income in respect of a decedent. Unemployment tax form None of the payments were includible on Cathy's final return. Unemployment tax form The estate must include in its income the two installments it received, and you must include in your income each of the three installments as you receive them. Unemployment tax form Example 5. Unemployment tax form You inherited the right to receive renewal commissions on life insurance sold by your father before his death. Unemployment tax form You inherited the right from your mother, who acquired it by bequest from your father. Unemployment tax form Your mother died before she received all the commissions she had the right to receive, so you received the rest. Unemployment tax form The commissions are income in respect of a decedent. Unemployment tax form None of these commissions were includible in your father's final return. Unemployment tax form The commissions received by your mother were included in her income. Unemployment tax form The commissions you received are not includible in your mother's income, even on her final return. Unemployment tax form You must include them in your income. Unemployment tax form Character of income. Unemployment tax form   The character of the income you receive in respect of a decedent remains the same as it would have been to the decedent if he or she were alive. Unemployment tax form If the income would have been a capital gain to the decedent, it will be a capital gain to you. Unemployment tax form Transfer of right to income. Unemployment tax form   If you transfer your right to income in respect of a decedent, you must include in your income the greater of: The amount you receive for the right, or The fair market value of the right you transfer. Unemployment tax form   If you make a gift of such a right, you must include in your income the fair market value of the right at the time of the gift. Unemployment tax form   If the right to income from an installment obligation is transferred, the amount you must include in income is reduced by the basis of the obligation. Unemployment tax form See Installment obligations, later. Unemployment tax form Transfer defined. Unemployment tax form   A transfer for this purpose includes a sale, exchange, or other disposition, the satisfaction of an installment obligation at other than face value, or the cancellation of an installment obligation. Unemployment tax form Installment obligations. Unemployment tax form   If the decedent sold property using the installment method and you are collecting payments on an installment obligation acquired from the decedent, use the same gross profit percentage the decedent used to figure the part of each payment that represents profit. Unemployment tax form Include in your income the same profit the decedent would have included had death not occurred. Unemployment tax form For more information, see Publication 537, Installment Sales. Unemployment tax form   If you dispose of an installment obligation acquired from a decedent (other than by transfer to the obligor), the rules explained in Publication 537 for figuring gain or loss on the disposition apply to you. Unemployment tax form Transfer to obligor. Unemployment tax form   A transfer of a right to income, discussed earlier, has occurred if the decedent (seller) sold property using the installment method and the installment obligation was transferred to the obligor (buyer or person legally obligated to pay the installments). Unemployment tax form A transfer also occurs if the obligation was canceled either at death or by the estate or person receiving the obligation from the decedent. Unemployment tax form An obligation that becomes unenforceable is treated as having been canceled. Unemployment tax form   If such a transfer occurs, the amount included in the income of the transferor (the estate or beneficiary) is the greater of the amount received or the fair market value of the installment obligation at the time of transfer, reduced by the basis of the obligation. Unemployment tax form The basis of the obligation is the decedent's basis, adjusted for all installment payments received after the decedent's death and before the transfer. Unemployment tax form   If the decedent and obligor were related persons, the fair market value of the obligation cannot be less than its face value. Unemployment tax form Specific Types of Income in Respect of a Decedent This section explains and provides examples of some specific types of income in respect of a decedent. Unemployment tax form Wages. Unemployment tax form   The entire amount of wages or other employee compensation earned by the decedent but unpaid at the time of death is income in respect of a decedent. Unemployment tax form The income is not reduced by any amounts withheld by the employer. Unemployment tax form If the income is $600 or more, the employer should report it in box 3 of Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, and give the recipient a copy of the form or a similar statement. Unemployment tax form   Wages paid as income in respect of a decedent are not subject to federal income tax withholding. Unemployment tax form However, if paid during the calendar year of death, they are subject to withholding for social security and Medicare taxes. Unemployment tax form These taxes should be included on the decedent's Form W-2 along with the taxes withheld before death. Unemployment tax form These wages are not included in box 1 of Form W-2. Unemployment tax form   Wages paid as income in respect of a decedent after the year of death generally are not subject to withholding for any federal taxe
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Forms and Schedules for Form 1040

Schedule A (Form 1040), Itemized Deductions
Use Schedule A (Form 1040) to figure your itemized deductions. In most cases, your federal income tax will be less if you take the larger of your itemized deductions or your standard deduction.

Schedule B (Form 1040), Interest and Ordinary Dividends
Use Schedule B to report your taxable interest or ordinary dividends.

Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business
Use this schedule to report income or loss from a business you operated or a profession you practiced as a sole proprietor. An activity qualifies as a business if your primary purpose for engaging in the activity is for income or profit and you are involved in the activity with continuity and regularity.

Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), Net Profit From Business
You can use Schedule C-EZ instead of Schedule C if you operated a business or practiced a profession as a sole proprietorship or qualified joint venture, or you were a statutory employee and you have met all the requirements listed in Schedule C-EZ, Part I.

Schedule D (Form 1040), Capital Gains and Losses
Use Schedule D (Form 1040) to report the sale or exchange of capital assets, gains from involuntary conversions of capital assets, capital gain distributions and nonbusiness bad debts.

Schedule E (Form 1040), Supplemental Income and Loss
Use Schedule E (Form 1040) to report income or loss from rental real estate, royalties, partnerships, S corporations, estates, trusts, and residual interests in REMICs.

Schedule EIC (Form 1040A or 1040), Earned Income Credit
After you have figured your earned income credit (EIC), use this schedule to give the IRS information about your qualifying child(ren).

Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming
Use Schedule F (Form 1040) to report farm income and expenses.

Schedule H (Form 1040), Household Employment Taxes
Use this schedule to report household employment taxes if you paid any one household employee cash wages of $1,800 or more during the calendar year, withheld federal income tax during the calendar year for any household employee, or paid total cash wages of $1,000 or more in any calendar quarter of the year or previous year to all household employees.

Schedule J (Form 1040), Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen
Use Schedule J (Form 1040) to elect to figure your income tax by averaging, over the previous 3 years (base years), all or part of your taxable income from your trade or business of farming or fishing.

Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
Use this schedule to figure the credit for the elderly or the disabled.

Schedule SE (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax
Use this schedule to figure the tax due on net earnings from self-employment.

Form 1040-V, Payment Voucher for Form 1040
This form is a statement you send with your check or money order for any balance due on the “Amount you owe” line of your Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040EZ.

Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Used by individual taxpayers to amend prior year tax returns.

Form 2106, Employee Business Expenses
Use this form if you are an employee deducting ordinary and necessary expenses for your job.

Form 2210, Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
Use this form to see if you owe a penalty for underpaying your estimated tax and, if you do, to figure the amount of the penalty.

Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses
If you paid someone to care for your child (under age 13) or other qualifying person so you (and your spouse if filing jointly) could work or look for work, you may be able to take the credit for child and dependent care expenses.

Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative
Use Form 2848 to authorize an individual to represent you before the IRS. The individual you authorize must be a person eligible to practice before the IRS.

Form 3903, Moving Expenses
Use Form 3903 to figure your moving expense deduction for a move related to the start of work at a new principal place of work (workplace). If the new workplace is outside the United States or its possessions, you must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien to deduct your expenses.

Form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization
Use Form 4562 to claim your deduction for depreciation and amortization, make the election under section 179 to expense certain property, and provide information on the business/investment use of automobiles and other listed property.

Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
A U.S. citizen or resident files this form to request an automatic extension of time to file a U.S. individual income tax return.

Form 4952, Investment Interest Expense Deduction
Use this form to figure the amount of investment interest expense you can deduct for the current year and the amount you can carry forward to future years.

Form 5329, Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts
Use Form 5329 to report additional taxes on IRAs, other qualified retirement plans, modified endowment contracts, Coverdell ESAs, QTPs, Archer MSAs, or HSAs.

Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax - Individuals
Use this form to figure the amount, if any, of your alternative minimum tax (AMT).

Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions
Individuals, partnerships, and corporations file this form to report information about noncash charitable contributions when the amount of their deduction for all noncash gifts is more than $500.

Form 8582, Passive Activity Loss Limitations
Noncorporate taxpayers use this form to figure the amount of any passive activity loss (PAL) for the current tax year.

Form 8606, Nondeductible IRAs
Use this form to report nondeductible contributions you made to traditional IRAs; distributions from traditional, SEP, or SIMPLE IRAs, if you have ever made nondeductible contributions to traditional IRAs; conversions from traditional, SEP, or SIMPLE IRAs to Roth IRAs; and distributions from Roth IRAs

Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040), Child Tax Credit
Use Part I of this schedule to document that any child for whom you entered an ITIN and for whom you also checked the "if qualifying child for child tax credit" box, is a resident of the United States because the child meets the substantial presence test and is not otherwise treated as a nonresident alien. Use Parts II–IV of Schedule 8812 to figure the additional child tax credit.

Form 8822, Change of Address
Use this form to notify the Internal Revenue Service of a change to your home mailing address.

Form 8829, Expenses for Business Use of Your Home
Use this form to figure the allowable expenses for business use of your home on Schedule C (Form 1040) and any carryover to next year of amounts not deductible this year.

Form 8863, Education Credits (American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits)
Use this form to figure and claim your education credits, which are based on qualified education expenses paid to an eligible postsecondary educational institution.

Form 8949, Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets
Use this form to reconcile amounts that were reported to you and the IRS on Form 1099-B or 1099-S (or substitute statement) with the amounts you report on your return.

Form 9465, Installment Agreement Request
Use form to request a monthly installment plan if you cannot pay the full amount you owe shown on your tax return (or on a notice we sent you).

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The Unemployment Tax Form

Unemployment tax form Publication 515 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Unemployment tax form Tax questions. Unemployment tax form Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 515, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Unemployment tax form irs. Unemployment tax form gov/pub515. Unemployment tax form What's New Deposit interest paid to certain nonresident alien individuals. Unemployment tax form  New rules apply to reporting of deposit interest paid to certain nonresident alien individuals on or after January 1, 2013. Unemployment tax form Deposit interest of $10 or more paid to certain nonresident alien individuals must be reported on Form 1042–S. Unemployment tax form See Deposit interest paid to certain nonresident alien individuals in 2013. Unemployment tax form Portfolio interest. Unemployment tax form . Unemployment tax form  The rules determining whether interest is considered portfolio interest changed for obligations issued after March 18, 2012. Unemployment tax form Generally, interest paid on nonregistered (bearer) bonds will not be treated as portfolio interest. Unemployment tax form See Portfolio interest. Unemployment tax form U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form real property interest. Unemployment tax form  Generally, the treatment of a regulated investment company (RIC) as a qualified investment entity (QIE) was scheduled to expire at the end of 2011. Unemployment tax form The provision has been extended through 2013. Unemployment tax form The special rules that apply to distributions from a QIE attributable to the gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form real property interest will continue to apply to any distribution from a RIC. Unemployment tax form See Qualified investment entities under U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form Real Property Interest. Unemployment tax form Interest-related dividends and short-term capital gain dividends received from mutual funds. Unemployment tax form  The exemption from withholding on certain interest-related dividends and short-term capital gain dividends paid by a mutual fund or other regulated investment company was scheduled to expire at the end of 2011. Unemployment tax form These provisions have been extended through 2013. Unemployment tax form Partnership withholding rate on effectively connected income. Unemployment tax form  For 2013, the rate for withholding on noncorporate partners has increased to 39. Unemployment tax form 6%. Unemployment tax form The rate for corporate partners remains 35%. Unemployment tax form Reminders Exemption from requirement to withhold for certain payments to qualified securities lenders. Unemployment tax form  If you made U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form -source substitute dividend payments to qualified securities lenders, and these payments are part of a chain of substitute dividend payments, you may be exempt from withholding tax on the payments. Unemployment tax form See Amounts paid to qualified securities lenders . Unemployment tax form Electronic deposits. Unemployment tax form  You must make all deposits of taxes electronically. Unemployment tax form Substitute forms. Unemployment tax form  Any substitute forms you use must comply with the requirements in Publication 1179, General Rules and Specifications for Substitute Forms 1096, 1098, 1099, 5498, and Certain Other Information Returns. Unemployment tax form If they do not, the forms may be rejected as incorrect and the IRS may impose penalties. Unemployment tax form See Penalties. Unemployment tax form Filing electronically. Unemployment tax form  If you file Form 1042-S electronically, you will use the Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) system. Unemployment tax form You get to the system through the Internet at fire. Unemployment tax form irs. Unemployment tax form gov. Unemployment tax form For files submitted on the FIRE system, it is the responsibility of the filer to verify the results of the transmission within 5 business days. Unemployment tax form The IRS will not mail error reports for files that are bad. Unemployment tax form Qualified intermediaries. Unemployment tax form  A branch of a financial institution may not act as a qualified intermediary in a country that does not have approved know-your-customer rules. Unemployment tax form See Qualified intermediary under Foreign Intermediaries. Unemployment tax form Requests for extensions on Form 8809 must be filed electronically. Unemployment tax form  Requests on Form 8809 for an extension of time to file Form 1042–S must be made electronically if the request is for more than one payer. Unemployment tax form See Extension to file Form 1042-S with the IRS. Unemployment tax form Photographs of missing children. Unemployment tax form  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Unemployment tax form Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Unemployment tax form You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Unemployment tax form Introduction This publication is for withholding agents who pay income to foreign persons, including nonresident aliens, foreign corporations, foreign partnerships, foreign trusts, foreign estates, foreign governments, and international organizations. Unemployment tax form Specifically, it describes the persons responsible for withholding (withholding agents), the types of income subject to withholding, and the information return and tax return filing obligations of withholding agents. Unemployment tax form In addition to discussing the rules that apply generally to payments of U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form source income to foreign persons, it also contains sections on the withholding that applies to the disposition of U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form real property interests and the withholding by partnerships on income effectively connected with the active conduct of a U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form trade or business. Unemployment tax form Beginning in 2014, additional withholding rules become effective under Chapter 4 of the Internal Revenue Code as added by the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Unemployment tax form U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form withholding agents will be required to withhold on certain types of payments made to foreign financial institutions that do not enter into an agreement with the IRS. Unemployment tax form For information on these provisions, go to www. Unemployment tax form irs. Unemployment tax form gov/fatca. Unemployment tax form Comments and suggestions. Unemployment tax form   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 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Unemployment tax form Tax Guide for Aliens 901 U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form Tax Treaties Form (and Instructions) SS-4 Application for Employer Identification Number W-2 Wage and Tax Statement W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate W-4P Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments W-7 Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number W-8BEN Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding W-8ECI Certificate of Foreign Person's Claim That Income Is Effectively Connected With the Conduct of a Trade or Business in the United States W-8EXP Certificate of Foreign Government or Other Foreign Organization for United States Tax Withholding W-8IMY Certificate of Foreign Intermediary, Foreign Flow-Through Entity, or Certain U. Unemployment tax form S. Unemployment tax form Branches for United States Tax Withholding 941 Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return 1042 Annual Withholding Tax Return for U. 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