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Website efile past year tax returns 4. Website efile past year tax returns   Reporting Gains and Losses Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Information Returns Schedule D and Form 8949Long and Short Term Net Gain or Loss Treatment of Capital Losses Capital Gains Tax Rates Form 4797Mark-to-market election. Website efile past year tax returns Introduction This chapter explains how to report capital gains and losses and ordinary gains and losses from sales, exchanges, and other dispositions of property. Website efile past year tax returns Although this discussion refers to Schedule D (Form 1040) and Form 8949, many of the rules discussed here also apply to taxpayers other than individuals. Website efile past year tax returns However, the rules for property held for personal use usually will not apply to taxpayers other than individuals. Website efile past year tax returns Topics - This chapter discusses: Information returns Schedule D (Form 1040) Form 4797 Form 8949 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 550 Investment Income and Expenses 537 Installment Sales Form (and Instructions) Schedule D (Form 1040) Capital Gains and Losses 1099-B Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions 1099-S Proceeds From Real Estate Transactions 4684 Casualties and Thefts 4797 Sales of Business Property 6252 Installment Sale Income 6781 Gains and Losses from Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles 8824 Like-Kind Exchanges 8949 Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets See chapter 5 for information about getting publications and forms. Website efile past year tax returns Information Returns If you sell or exchange certain assets, you should receive an information return showing the proceeds of the sale. Website efile past year tax returns This information is also provided to the IRS. 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Website efile past year tax returns If you sold or exchanged any of the above types of property, the “real estate reporting person” must give you a copy of Form 1099-S or a statement containing the same information as the Form 1099-S. Website efile past year tax returns The “real estate reporting person” could include the buyer's attorney, your attorney, the title or escrow company, a mortgage lender, your broker, the buyer's broker, or the person acquiring the biggest interest in the property. Website efile past year tax returns   For more information see chapter 4 in Publication 550. Website efile past year tax returns Also, see the Instructions for Form 8949. Website efile past year tax returns Schedule D and Form 8949 Form 8949. Website efile past year tax returns   Individuals, corporations, and partnerships, use Form 8949 to report the following. 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Website efile past year tax returns    Complete all applicable lines of Form 8949 before completing lines 1b, 2, 3, 8b, 9, or 10 of your applicable Schedule D. Website efile past year tax returns Enter on Schedule D the combined totals from all your Forms 8949. Website efile past year tax returns For a sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion of business property, complete Form 4797 (discussed later). Website efile past year tax returns For a like-kind exchange, complete Form 8824. Website efile past year tax returns See Reporting the exchange under Like-Kind Exchanges in chapter 1. Website efile past year tax returns For an installment sale, complete Form 6252. Website efile past year tax returns See Publication 537. Website efile past year tax returns For an involuntary conversion due to casualty or theft, complete Form 4684. Website efile past year tax returns See Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts. 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Website efile past year tax returns More than 1 year, Long-term capital gain or  loss. Website efile past year tax returns These distinctions are essential to correctly arrive at your net capital gain or loss. Website efile past year tax returns Capital losses are allowed in full against capital gains plus up to $3,000 of ordinary income. Website efile past year tax returns See Capital Gains Tax Rates, later. Website efile past year tax returns Holding period. Website efile past year tax returns   To figure if you held property longer than 1 year, start counting on the day following the day you acquired the property. Website efile past year tax returns The day you disposed of the property is part of your holding period. Website efile past year tax returns Example. Website efile past year tax returns If you bought an asset on June 19, 2012, you should start counting on June 20, 2012. Website efile past year tax returns If you sold the asset on June 19, 2013, your holding period is not longer than 1 year, but if you sold it on June 20, 2013, your holding period is longer than 1 year. Website efile past year tax returns Patent property. Website efile past year tax returns   If you dispose of patent property, you generally are considered to have held the property longer than 1 year, no matter how long you actually held it. Website efile past year tax returns For more information, see Patents in chapter 2. Website efile past year tax returns Inherited property. Website efile past year tax returns   If you inherit property, you are considered to have held the property longer than 1 year, regardless of how long you actually held it. Website efile past year tax returns Installment sale. Website efile past year tax returns   The gain from an installment sale of an asset qualifying for long-term capital gain treatment in the year of sale continues to be long term in later tax years. Website efile past year tax returns If it is short term in the year of sale, it continues to be short term when payments are received in later tax years. Website efile past year tax returns    The date the installment payment is received determines the capital gains rate that should be applied not the date the asset was sold under an installment contract. Website efile past year tax returns Nontaxable exchange. Website efile past year tax returns   If you acquire an asset in exchange for another asset and your basis for the new asset is figured, in whole or in part, by using your basis in the old property, the holding period of the new property includes the holding period of the old property. 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Website efile past year tax returns   The holding period of common stock withdrawn from a qualified contributory profit-sharing plan begins on the day following the day the plan trustee delivered the stock to the transfer agent with instructions to reissue the stock in your name. Website efile past year tax returns Gift. Website efile past year tax returns   If you receive a gift of property and your basis in it is figured using the donor's basis, your holding period includes the donor's holding period. Website efile past year tax returns For more information on basis, see Publication 551, Basis of Assets. Website efile past year tax returns Real property. Website efile past year tax returns   To figure how long you held real property, start counting on the day after you received title to it or, if earlier, the day after you took possession of it and assumed the burdens and privileges of ownership. Website efile past year tax returns   However, taking possession of real property under an option agreement is not enough to start the holding period. Website efile past year tax returns The holding period cannot start until there is an actual contract of sale. Website efile past year tax returns The holding period of the seller cannot end before that time. Website efile past year tax returns Repossession. Website efile past year tax returns   If you sell real property but keep a security interest in it and then later repossess it, your holding period for a later sale includes the period you held the property before the original sale, as well as the period after the repossession. Website efile past year tax returns Your holding period does not include the time between the original sale and the repossession. Website efile past year tax returns That is, it does not include the period during which the first buyer held the property. 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Website efile past year tax returns If you are married and filing a separate return, your yearly capital loss deduction is limited to $1,500. Website efile past year tax returns Neither you nor your spouse can deduct any part of the other's loss. Website efile past year tax returns   If you and your spouse once filed separate returns and are now filing a joint return, combine your separate capital loss carryovers. Website efile past year tax returns However, if you and your spouse once filed jointly and are now filing separately, any capital loss carryover from the joint return can be deducted only on the return of the spouse who actually had the loss. Website efile past year tax returns Death of taxpayer. Website efile past year tax returns   Capital losses cannot be carried over after a taxpayer's death. Website efile past year tax returns They are deductible only on the final income tax return filed on the decedent's behalf. Website efile past year tax returns The yearly limit discussed earlier still applies in this situation. Website efile past year tax returns Even if the loss is greater than the limit, the decedent's estate cannot deduct the difference or carry it over to following years. Website efile past year tax returns Corporations. Website efile past year tax returns   A corporation can deduct capital losses only up to the amount of its capital gains. Website efile past year tax returns In other words, if a corporation has a net capital loss, it cannot be deducted in the current tax year. Website efile past year tax returns It must be carried to other tax years and deducted from capital gains occurring in those years. Website efile past year tax returns For more information, see Publication 542. Website efile past year tax returns Capital Gains Tax Rates The tax rates that apply to a net capital gain are generally lower than the tax rates that apply to other income. Website efile past year tax returns These lower rates are called the maximum capital gains rates. Website efile past year tax returns The term “net capital gain” means the amount by which your net long-term capital gain for the year is more than your net short-term capital loss. Website efile past year tax returns For 2013, the maximum tax rates for individuals are 0%, 15%, 20%, 25%, and 28%. Website efile past year tax returns Also, individuals, use the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Worksheet in the Instructions for Form 1040, or the Schedule D Tax Computation Worksheet in the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040) (whichever applies) to figure your tax if you have qualified dividends or net capital gain. Website efile past year tax returns For more information, see chapter 4 of Publication 550. Website efile past year tax returns Also see the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). Website efile past year tax returns Unrecaptured section 1250 gain. Website efile past year tax returns   Generally, this is the part of any long-term capital gain on section 1250 property (real property) that is due to depreciation. Website efile past year tax returns Unrecaptured section 1250 gain cannot be more than the net section 1231 gain or include any gain otherwise treated as ordinary income. Website efile past year tax returns Use the worksheet in the Schedule D instructions to figure your unrecaptured section 1250 gain. Website efile past year tax returns For more information about section 1250 property and net section 1231 gain, see chapter 3. Website efile past year tax returns Form 4797 Use Form 4797 to report: The sale or exchange of: Property used in your trade or business; Depreciable and amortizable property; Oil, gas, geothermal, or other mineral properties; and Section 126 property. 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Website efile past year tax returns Gains or losses treated as ordinary gains or losses, if you are a trader in securities or commodities and made a mark-to-market election under Internal Revenue Code section 475(f). Website efile past year tax returns You can use Form 4797 with Form 1040, 1065, 1120, or 1120S. Website efile past year tax returns Section 1231 gains and losses. Website efile past year tax returns   Show any section 1231 gains and losses in Part I. Website efile past year tax returns Carry a net gain to Schedule D (Form 1040) as a long-term capital gain. Website efile past year tax returns Carry a net loss to Part II of Form 4797 as an ordinary loss. Website efile past year tax returns   If you had any nonrecaptured net section 1231 losses from the preceding 5 tax years, reduce your net gain by those losses and report the amount of the reduction as an ordinary gain in Part II. Website efile past year tax returns Report any remaining gain on Schedule D (Form 1040). Website efile past year tax returns See Section 1231 Gains and Losses in chapter 3. Website efile past year tax returns Ordinary gains and losses. Website efile past year tax returns   Show any ordinary gains and losses in Part II. Website efile past year tax returns This includes a net loss or a recapture of losses from prior years figured in Part I of Form 4797. Website efile past year tax returns It also includes ordinary gain figured in Part III. Website efile past year tax returns Mark-to-market election. Website efile past year tax returns   If you made a mark-to-market election, you should report all gains and losses from trading as ordinary gains and losses in Part II of Form 4797, instead of as capital gains and losses on Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040). Website efile past year tax returns See the Instructions for Form 4797. Website efile past year tax returns Also see Special Rules for Traders in Securities, in chapter 4 of Publication 550. 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