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What can students write off on taxes Publication 544 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Important Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. What can students write off on taxes Tax questions. What can students write off on taxes Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 544, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. What can students write off on taxes irs. What can students write off on taxes gov/pub544. What can students write off on taxes What's New Direct reporting on Schedule D. What can students write off on taxes   For 2013, certain transactions may be combined and the totals reported directly on Schedule D. What can students write off on taxes If you choose to do that, you do not need to include these transactions on Form 8949, Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets. 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Tax Relief for Victims of April Storms and Floods in Montana

Updated 8/24/2011 to include Blaine, Broadwater, Carter, Chouteau, Fallon, Flathead, Golden Valley, Madison, Park, Phillips, Pondera, Powell, Rosebud, Toole, and Wibaux counties and the Fort Peck Reservation.

COIDMTWY-2011-24, July 28, 2011

DENVER— Victims of severe storms and flooding beginning on April 3, 2011 in parts of Montana may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.

The President has declared Big Horn, Blaine, Broadwater, Carbon, Carter, Cascade, Chouteau, Custer, Fallon, Fergus, Flathead, Garfield, Golden Valley, Hill, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Lewis and Clark, Madison, Musselshell, Park, Petroleum, Phillips, Pondera, Powell, Rosebud, Sweet Grass, Toole, Valley, Wibaux, and Yellowstone Counties and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Crow Indian Reservation, Fort Belknap Reservation, and Fort Peck Reservation a federal disaster area. Individuals who reside or have a business in these localities may qualify for tax relief.

As a result, the IRS postponed until June 30, 2011, certain deadlines for taxpayers who live or have a business in the disaster area. This includes the April 18 deadline for filing 2010 individual income tax returns, making income tax payments and making 2010 contributions to an individual retirement account (IRA). It also includes the April 18 and June 15 deadlines for making estimated tax payments.

In addition, the IRS is waiving the failure-to-deposit penalties for employment and excise tax deposits due on or after April 3 and on or before April 18, 2011, as long as the deposits were made by April 18, 2011.

If an affected taxpayer receives a penalty notice from the IRS, the taxpayer should call the telephone number on the notice to have the IRS abate any interest and any late filing or late payment penalties that would otherwise apply. Penalties or interest will be abated only for taxpayers who have an original or extended filing, payment or deposit due date, including an extended filing or payment due date, that falls within the postponement period.

The IRS automatically identifies taxpayers located in the covered disaster area and applies automatic filing and payment relief. But affected taxpayers who reside or have a business located outside the covered disaster area must call the IRS disaster hotline at 1-866-562-5227 to request this tax relief.

Covered Disaster Area

The areas listed above constitute a covered disaster area for purposes of Treas. Reg. § 301.7508A-1(d)(2) and are entitled to the relief detailed below.

Affected Taxpayers

Taxpayers considered to be affected taxpayers eligible for the postponement of time to file returns, pay taxes and perform other time-sensitive acts are those taxpayers listed in Treas. Reg. § 301.7508A-1(d)(1), and include individuals who live, and businesses whose principal place of business is located, in the covered disaster area. Taxpayers not in the covered disaster area, but whose records necessary to meet a deadline listed in Treas. Reg. § 301.7508A-1(c) are in the covered disaster area, are also entitled to relief. In addition, all relief workers affiliated with a recognized government or philanthropic organization assisting in the relief activities in the covered disaster area and any individual visiting the covered disaster area who was killed or injured as a result of the disaster are entitled to relief.

Grant of Relief

Under section 7508A, the IRS gives affected taxpayers until June 30, 2011 to file most tax returns (including individual, corporate, and estate and trust income tax returns; partnership returns, S corporation returns, and trust returns; estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax returns; and employment and certain excise tax returns), or to make tax payments, including estimated tax payments, that have either an original or extended due date occurring on or after April 3 and on or before June 30.

The IRS also gives affected taxpayers until June 30 to perform other time-sensitive actions described in Treas. Reg. § 301.7508A-1(c)(1) and Rev. Proc. 2007-56, 2007-34 I.R.B. 388 (August 20, 2007), that are due to be performed on or after April 3 and on or before June 30.

This relief also includes the filing of Form 5500 series returns, in the manner described in section 8 of Rev. Proc. 2007-56. The relief described in section 17 of Rev. Proc. 2007-56, pertaining to like-kind exchanges of property, also applies to certain taxpayers who are not otherwise affected taxpayers and may include acts required to be performed before or after the period above.

The postponement of time to file and pay does not apply to information returns in the W-2, 1098, 1099 series, or to Forms 1042-S or 8027. Penalties for failure to timely file information returns can be waived under existing procedures for reasonable cause. Likewise, the postponement does not apply to employment and excise tax deposits. The IRS, however, will abate penalties for failure to make timely employment and excise tax deposits due on or after April 3 and on or before April 18, provided the taxpayer made these deposits by April 18.

Casualty Losses

Affected taxpayers in a federally declared disaster area have the option of claiming disaster-related casualty losses on their federal income tax return for either this year or last year. Claiming the loss on an original or amended return for last year will get the taxpayer an earlier refund, but waiting to claim the loss on this year’s return could result in a greater tax saving, depending on other income factors.

Individuals may deduct personal property losses that are not covered by insurance or other reimbursements. For details, see Form 4684 and its instructions.
Affected taxpayers claiming the disaster loss on last year’s return should put the Disaster Designation, "Montana/Severe Storms and Flooding," at the top of the form so that the IRS can expedite the processing of the refund.

Other Relief

The IRS will waive the usual fees and expedite requests for copies of previously filed tax returns for affected taxpayers. Taxpayers should put the assigned Disaster Designation in red ink at the top of Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return, or Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return, as appropriate, and submit it to the IRS.

Affected taxpayers who are contacted by the IRS on a collection or examination matter should explain how the disaster impacts them so that the IRS can provide appropriate consideration to their case.

Taxpayers may download forms and publications from the official IRS website, irs.gov, or order them by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676). The IRS toll-free number for general tax questions is 1-800-829-1040.

Related Information:

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What can students write off on taxes Tax on Unearned Income of Certain ChildrenWhich Parent's Return To Use Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and DividendsEffect of Making the Election Figuring Child's Income Figuring Additional Tax Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned IncomeProviding Parental Information (Form 8615, Lines A–C) Step 1. What can students write off on taxes Figuring the Child's Net Unearned Income (Form 8615, Part I) Step 2. What can students write off on taxes Figuring a Tentative Tax at the Parent's Tax Rate (Form 8615, Part II) Step 3. What can students write off on taxes Figuring the Child's Tax (Form 8615, Part III) Alternative Minimum Tax Illustrated Example Part 1. What can students write off on taxes Rules for All Dependents This part of the publication discusses the filing requirements for dependents, who is responsible for a child's return, how to figure a dependent's standard deduction and exemption (if any), and whether a dependent can claim exemption from federal income tax withholding. What can students write off on taxes Filing Requirements Whether a dependent has to file a return generally depends on the amount of the dependent's earned and unearned income and whether the dependent is married, is age 65 or older, or is blind. What can students write off on taxes A dependent may have to file a return even if his or her income is less than the amount that would normally require a return. What can students write off on taxes See Other Filing Requirements, later. What can students write off on taxes The following sections apply to dependents with: Earned income only, Unearned income only, and Both earned and unearned income. What can students write off on taxes  To find out whether a dependent must file, read the section that applies, or use Table 1. What can students write off on taxes Earned Income Only A dependent whose gross income is only earned income must file a return if the gross income is more than the amount listed in the following table. What can students write off on taxes Marital Status Amount Single   Under 65 and not blind $6,100 Either 65 or older or blind $7,600 65 or older and blind $9,100 Married*   Under 65 and not blind $6,100 Either 65 or older or blind $7,300 65 or older and blind $8,500 *If a dependent's spouse itemizes deductions on a separate return, the dependent must file a return if the dependent has $5 or more of gross income (earned and/or unearned). What can students write off on taxes Example. What can students write off on taxes William is 16. What can students write off on taxes His mother claims an exemption for him on her income tax return. What can students write off on taxes He worked part time on weekends during the school year and full time during the summer. What can students write off on taxes He earned $7,000 in wages. What can students write off on taxes He did not have any unearned income. What can students write off on taxes He must file a tax return because he has earned income only and his gross income is more than $6,100. What can students write off on taxes If he is blind, he does not have to file a return because his gross income is not more than $7,600. What can students write off on taxes Unearned Income Only A dependent whose gross income is only unearned income must file a return if the gross income is more than the amount listed in the following table. What can students write off on taxes Marital Status Amount Single   Under 65 and not blind $1,000 Either 65 or older or blind $2,500 65 or older and blind $4,000 Married*   Under 65 and not blind $1,000 Either 65 or older or blind $2,200 65 or older and blind $3,400 *If a dependent's spouse itemizes deductions on a separate return, the dependent must file a return if the dependent has $5 or more of gross income (earned and/or unearned). What can students write off on taxes Example. What can students write off on taxes Sarah is 18 and single. What can students write off on taxes Her parents can claim an exemption for her on their income tax return. What can students write off on taxes She received $1,970 of taxable interest and dividend income. What can students write off on taxes She did not work during the year. What can students write off on taxes She must file a tax return because she has unearned income only and her gross income is more than $1,000. What can students write off on taxes If she is blind, she does not have to file a return because she has unearned income only and her gross income is not more than $2,500. What can students write off on taxes Election to report child's unearned income on parent's return. What can students write off on taxes   A parent of a child under age 19 (or under age 24 if a full-time student) may be able to elect to include the child's interest and dividend income on the parent's return. What can students write off on taxes See Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends in Part 2. What can students write off on taxes If the parent makes this election, the child does not have to file a return. What can students write off on taxes Both Earned and Unearned Income A dependent who has both earned and unearned income generally must file a return if the dependent's gross income is more than line 5 of the following worksheet. What can students write off on taxes Filing Requirement Worksheet for Most Dependents 1. What can students write off on taxes Enter dependent's earned income plus $350     2. What can students write off on taxes Minimum amount   $1,000 3. What can students write off on taxes Compare lines 1 and 2. What can students write off on taxes Enter the larger amount     4. What can students write off on taxes Maximum amount   6,100 5. What can students write off on taxes Compare lines 3 and 4. What can students write off on taxes Enter the smaller amount     6. What can students write off on taxes Enter the dependent's gross income. What can students write off on taxes If line 6 is more than line 5, the dependent must file an income tax return. What can students write off on taxes If the dependent is married and his or her spouse itemizes deductions on a separate return, the dependent must file an income tax return if line 6 is $5 or more. What can students write off on taxes       Table 1. What can students write off on taxes 2013 Filing Requirements for Dependents If your parent (or someone else) can claim you as a dependent, use this table to see if you must file a return. What can students write off on taxes   See the definitions of “dependent,”“earned income,”“unearned income,” and “gross income” in the Glossary. What can students write off on taxes   Single dependents—Were you either age 65 or older or blind?     No. What can students write off on taxes You must file a return if any of the following apply. What can students write off on taxes       Your unearned income was over $1,000. What can students write off on taxes Your earned income was over $6,100. What can students write off on taxes Your gross income was more than the larger of—       $1,000, or Your earned income (up to $5,750) plus $350. What can students write off on taxes         Yes. What can students write off on taxes You must file a return if any of the following apply. What can students write off on taxes     Your unearned income was over $2,500 ($4,000 if 65 or older and blind), Your earned income was over $7,600 ($9,100 if 65 or older and blind), Your gross income was more than the larger of—       $2,500 ($4,000 if 65 or older and blind), or Your earned income (up to $5,750) plus $1,850 ($3,350 if 65 or older and blind). What can students write off on taxes       Married dependents—Were you either age 65 or older or blind?     No. What can students write off on taxes You must file a return if any of the following apply. What can students write off on taxes       Your gross income was at least $5 and your spouse files a separate return and itemizes deductions. What can students write off on taxes Your unearned income was over $1,000. What can students write off on taxes Your earned income was over $6,100. What can students write off on taxes Your gross income was more than the larger of—       $1,000, or Your earned income (up to $5,750) plus $350. What can students write off on taxes       Yes. What can students write off on taxes You must file a return if any of the following apply. What can students write off on taxes       Your gross income was at least $5 and your spouse files a separate return and itemizes deductions. What can students write off on taxes Your unearned income was over $2,200 ($3,400 if 65 or older and blind), Your earned income was over $7,300 ($8,500 if 65 or older and blind), Your gross income was more than the larger of—       $2,200 ($3,400 if 65 or older and blind), or Your earned income (up to $5,750) plus $1,550 ($2,750 if 65 or older and blind). What can students write off on taxes       Example 1. What can students write off on taxes Joe is 20, single, not blind, and a full-time college student. What can students write off on taxes He does not provide more than half of his own support, and his parents claim an exemption for him on their income tax return. What can students write off on taxes He received $200 taxable interest income and earned $2,750 from a part-time job. What can students write off on taxes He does not have to file a tax return because his gross income of $2,950 ($200 interest plus $2,750 in wages) is not more than $3,100, the amount on line 5 of his filled-in Filing Requirement Worksheet for Most Dependents (shown next). What can students write off on taxes Filled-in Example 1 Filing Requirement Worksheet  for Most Dependents 1. What can students write off on taxes Enter dependent's earned income plus $350   $ 3,100 2. What can students write off on taxes Minimum amount   1,000 3. What can students write off on taxes Compare lines 1 and 2. What can students write off on taxes Enter the larger amount   3,100 4. What can students write off on taxes Maximum amount   6,100 5. What can students write off on taxes Compare lines 3 and 4. What can students write off on taxes Enter the smaller amount   3,100 6. What can students write off on taxes Enter the dependent's gross income. What can students write off on taxes If line 6 is more than line 5, the dependent must file an income tax return. What can students write off on taxes If the dependent is married and his or her spouse itemizes deductions on a separate return, the dependent must file an income tax return if line 6 is $5 or more. What can students write off on taxes   $ 2,950   Example 2. What can students write off on taxes The facts are the same as in Example 1 except that Joe had $600 taxable interest income. What can students write off on taxes He must file a tax return because his gross income of $3,350 ($600 interest plus $2,750 wages) is more than $3,100, the amount on line 5 of his filled-in worksheet (shown next). What can students write off on taxes Filled-in Example 2 Filing Requirement Worksheet for Most Dependents 1. What can students write off on taxes Enter dependent's earned income plus $350   $ 3,100 2. What can students write off on taxes Minimum amount   1,000 3. What can students write off on taxes Compare lines 1 and 2. What can students write off on taxes Enter the larger amount   3,100 4. What can students write off on taxes Maximum amount   6,100 5. What can students write off on taxes Compare lines 3 and 4. What can students write off on taxes Enter the smaller amount   3,100 6. What can students write off on taxes Enter the dependent's gross income. What can students write off on taxes If line 6 is more than line 5, the dependent must file an income tax return. What can students write off on taxes If the dependent is married and his or her spouse itemizes deductions on a separate return, the dependent must file an income tax return if line 6 is $5 or more. What can students write off on taxes   $ 3,350   Age 65 or older or blind. What can students write off on taxes A dependent who is age 65 or older or blind must file a return if his or her gross income is more than line 7 of the following worksheet. What can students write off on taxes Filing Requirement Worksheet  for Dependents Who Are Age 65 or Older or Blind 1. What can students write off on taxes Enter dependent's earned income plus $350     2. What can students write off on taxes Minimum amount   $1,000 3. What can students write off on taxes Compare lines 1 and 2. What can students write off on taxes Enter the larger amount     4. What can students write off on taxes Maximum amount   6,100 5. What can students write off on taxes Compare lines 3 and 4. What can students write off on taxes Enter the smaller amount     6. What can students write off on taxes Enter the amount from the following table that applies to the dependent       Marital Status Amount     Single         Either 65 or older or blind $1,500       65 or older and blind $3,000     Married         Either 65 or older or blind $1,200       65 or older and blind $2,400   7. What can students write off on taxes Add lines 5 and 6. What can students write off on taxes Enter the total     8. What can students write off on taxes Enter the dependent's gross income. What can students write off on taxes If line 8 is more than line 7, the dependent must file an income tax return. What can students write off on taxes If the dependent is married and his or her spouse itemizes deductions on a separate return, the dependent must file an income tax return if line 8 is $5 or more     Example 3. What can students write off on taxes The facts are the same as in Example 2 except that Joe is also blind. What can students write off on taxes He does not have to file a return because his gross income of $3,350 is not more than $4,600, the amount on line 7 of his filled-in Filing Requirement Worksheet for Dependents Who Are Age 65 or Older or Blind (shown next). What can students write off on taxes   Filled-in Example 3 Filing Requirement Worksheet  for Dependents Who Are Age 65 or Older or Blind 1. What can students write off on taxes Enter dependent's earned income plus $350   $3,100 2. What can students write off on taxes Minimum amount   1,000 3. What can students write off on taxes Compare lines 1 and 2. What can students write off on taxes Enter the larger amount   3,100 4. What can students write off on taxes Maximum amount   6,100 5. What can students write off on taxes Compare lines 3 and 4. What can students write off on taxes Enter the smaller amount   3,100 6. What can students write off on taxes Enter the amount from the following table that applies to the dependent   1,500   Marital Status Amount     Single         Either 65 or older or blind $1,500       65 or older and blind $3,000     Married         Either 65 or older or blind $1,200       65 or older and blind $2,400   7. What can students write off on taxes Add lines 5 and 6. What can students write off on taxes Enter the total   4,600 8. What can students write off on taxes Enter the dependent's gross income. What can students write off on taxes If line 8 is more than line 7, the dependent must file an income tax return. What can students write off on taxes If the dependent is married and his or her spouse itemizes deductions on a separate return, the dependent must file an income tax return if line 8 is $5 or more   $3,350 Other Filing Requirements Some dependents may have to file a tax return even if their income is less than the amount that would normally require them to file a return. What can students write off on taxes A dependent must file a tax return if he or she owes any other taxes, such as: Social security and Medicare taxes on tips not reported to his or her employer or on wages received from an employer who did not withhold these taxes, Uncollected social security and Medicare or railroad retirement taxes on tips reported to his or her employer or on group-term life insurance, Alternative minimum tax, Additional tax on a health savings account from Form 8889, Part III, Recapture taxes, such as the tax from recapture of an education credit, or Additional tax on a qualified plan, including an individual retirement arrangement (IRA), or other tax-favored account. What can students write off on taxes But if the dependent is filing a return only because of this tax, the dependent can file Form 5329 by itself. What can students write off on taxes A dependent must also file a tax return if he or she: Had wages of $108. What can students write off on taxes 28 or more from a church or qualified church-controlled organization that is exempt from employer social security and Medicare taxes, or Had net earnings from self-employment of at least $400. What can students write off on taxes Spouse itemizes. What can students write off on taxes   A dependent must file a return if the dependent's spouse itemizes deductions on a separate return and the dependent has $5 or more of gross income (earned and/or unearned). What can students write off on taxes Should a Return Be Filed Even If Not Required? Even if a dependent does not meet any of the filing requirements discussed earlier, he or she should file a tax return if either of the following applies. What can students write off on taxes Income tax was withheld from his or her income. What can students write off on taxes He or she qualifies for the earned income credit, additional child tax credit, health coverage tax credit, or refundable American opportunity education credit. What can students write off on taxes See the tax return instructions to find out who qualifies for these credits. What can students write off on taxes  By filing a return, the dependent can get a refund. What can students write off on taxes Responsibility for Child's Return Generally, a child is responsible for filing his or her own tax return and for paying any tax, penalties, or interest on that return. What can students write off on taxes If a child cannot file his or her own return for any reason, such as age, the child's parent, guardian, or other legally responsible person must file it for the child. What can students write off on taxes Signing the child's return. What can students write off on taxes   If the child cannot sign his or her return, a parent or guardian must sign the child's name followed by the words “By (signature), parent (or guardian) for minor child. What can students write off on taxes ” Authority of parent or guardian. What can students write off on taxes   A parent or guardian who signs a return on a child's behalf can deal with the IRS on all matters connected with the return. What can students write off on taxes   In general, a parent or guardian who does not sign the child's return can only provide information concerning the child's return and pay the child's tax. What can students write off on taxes That parent or guardian is not entitled to receive information from the IRS or legally bind the child to a tax liability arising from the return. What can students write off on taxes Third party designee. What can students write off on taxes   A child's parent or guardian who does not sign the child's return may be authorized, as a third party designee, to discuss the processing of the return with the IRS as well as provide information concerning the return. What can students write off on taxes The child or the person signing the return on the child's behalf must check the “Yes” box in the “Third Party Designee” area of the return and name the parent or guardian as the designee. What can students write off on taxes   If designated, a parent or guardian can respond to certain IRS notices and receive information about the processing of the return and the status of a refund or payment. What can students write off on taxes This designation does not authorize the parent or guardian to receive any refund check, bind the child to any tax liability, or otherwise represent the child before the IRS. What can students write off on taxes See the return instructions for more information. What can students write off on taxes Designated as representative. What can students write off on taxes   A parent or guardian who does not sign the child's return may be designated as the child's representative by the child or the person signing the return on the child's behalf. What can students write off on taxes Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, is used to designate a child's representative. What can students write off on taxes See Publication 947, Practice Before the IRS and Power of Attorney, for more information. What can students write off on taxes   If designated, a parent or guardian can receive information about the child's return but cannot legally bind the child to a tax liability unless authorized to do so by the law of the state in which the child lives. What can students write off on taxes IRS notice. What can students write off on taxes   If you or the child receives a notice from the IRS concerning the child's return or tax liability, you should immediately inform the IRS that the notice concerns a child. What can students write off on taxes The notice will show who to contact. What can students write off on taxes The IRS will try to resolve the matter with the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the child consistent with their authority. What can students write off on taxes Child's earnings. What can students write off on taxes   For federal income tax purposes, amounts a child earns by performing services are included in the gross income of the child and not the gross income of the parent. What can students write off on taxes This is true even if, under state law, the parent has the right to the earnings and may actually have received them. What can students write off on taxes If the child does not pay the tax due on this income, the parent may be liable for the tax. What can students write off on taxes Child's expenses. What can students write off on taxes   Deductions for payments that are made out of a child's earnings are the child's, even if the payments are made by the parent. What can students write off on taxes Example. What can students write off on taxes You made payments on your child's behalf that are deductible as a business expense and a charitable contribution. What can students write off on taxes You made the payments out of your child's earnings. What can students write off on taxes These items can be deducted only on the child's return. What can students write off on taxes Standard Deduction The standard deduction for an individual who can be claimed as a dependent on another person's tax return is generally limited to the larger of: $1,000, or The individual's earned income plus $350, but not more than the regular standard deduction (generally $6,100). What can students write off on taxes However, the standard deduction may be higher for a dependent who: Is 65 or older, or Is blind. What can students write off on taxes Certain dependents cannot claim any standard deduction. What can students write off on taxes See Standard Deduction of Zero , later. What can students write off on taxes Worksheet 1. What can students write off on taxes   Use Worksheet 1 to figure the dependent's standard deduction. What can students write off on taxes Worksheet 1. What can students write off on taxes Standard Deduction Worksheet for Dependents Use this worksheet only if someone else can claim you (or your spouse, if filing jointly) as a dependent. What can students write off on taxes If you were 65 or older and/or blind, check the correct number of boxes below. What can students write off on taxes Put the total number of boxes checked in box c and go to line 1. What can students write off on taxes a. What can students write off on taxes You 65 or older   Blind   b. What can students write off on taxes Your spouse, if claiming  spouse's exemption 65 or older   Blind   c. What can students write off on taxes Total boxes checked         1. What can students write off on taxes Enter your earned income (defined below) plus $350. What can students write off on taxes If none, enter -0-. What can students write off on taxes 1. What can students write off on taxes     2. What can students write off on taxes Minimum amount. What can students write off on taxes   2. What can students write off on taxes $1,000   3. What can students write off on taxes Compare lines 1 and 2. What can students write off on taxes Enter the larger of the two amounts here. What can students write off on taxes 3. What can students write off on taxes     4. What can students write off on taxes Enter on line 4 the amount shown below for your filing status. What can students write off on taxes       Single or Married filing separately—$6,100 Married filing jointly—$12,200 Head of household—$8,950 4. What can students write off on taxes     5. What can students write off on taxes Standard deduction. What can students write off on taxes         a. What can students write off on taxes Compare lines 3 and 4. What can students write off on taxes Enter the smaller amount here. What can students write off on taxes If under 65 and not blind, stop here. What can students write off on taxes This is your standard deduction. What can students write off on taxes Otherwise, go on to line 5b. What can students write off on taxes 5a. What can students write off on taxes     b. What can students write off on taxes If 65 or older or blind, multiply $1,500 ($1,200 if married) by the number in box c above. What can students write off on taxes Enter the result here. What can students write off on taxes 5b. What can students write off on taxes     c. What can students write off on taxes Add lines 5a and 5b. What can students write off on taxes This is your standard deduction for 2013. What can students write off on taxes 5c. What can students write off on taxes     Earned income includes wages, salaries, tips, professional fees, and other compensation received for personal services you performed. What can students write off on taxes It also includes any amount received as a scholarship that you must include in income. What can students write off on taxes   Example 1. What can students write off on taxes Michael is single, age 15, and not blind. What can students write off on taxes His parents can claim him as a dependent on their tax return. What can students write off on taxes He has taxable interest income of $800 and wages of $150. What can students write off on taxes He enters $500 (his earned income plus $350) on line 1 of Worksheet 1. What can students write off on taxes On line 3, he enters $1,000, the larger of $500 or $1,000. What can students write off on taxes Michael enters $6,100 on line 4. What can students write off on taxes On line 5a, he enters $1,000, the smaller of $1,000 or $6,100. What can students write off on taxes His standard deduction is $1,000. What can students write off on taxes Example 2. What can students write off on taxes Judy, a full-time student, is single, age 22, and not blind. What can students write off on taxes Her parents can claim her as a dependent on their tax return. What can students write off on taxes She has dividend income of $275 and wages of $2,500. What can students write off on taxes She enters $2,850 (her earned income plus $350) on line 1 of Worksheet 1. What can students write off on taxes On line 3, she enters $2,850, the larger of $2,850 or $1,000. What can students write off on taxes She enters $6,100 on line 4. What can students write off on taxes On line 5a, she enters $2,850 (the smaller of $2,850 or $6,100) as her standard deduction. What can students write off on taxes Example 3. What can students write off on taxes Amy, who is single, is claimed as a dependent on her parents' tax return. What can students write off on taxes She is 18 years old and blind. What can students write off on taxes She has taxable interest income of $1,000 and wages of $2,000. What can students write off on taxes She enters $2,350 (her earned income plus $350) on line 1 of Worksheet 1. What can students write off on taxes She enters $2,350 (the larger of $2,350 or $1,000) on line 3, $6,100 on line 4, and $2,350 (the smaller of $2,350 or $6,100) on line 5a. What can students write off on taxes Because Amy is blind, she checks the box for blindness and enters “1” in box c at the top of Worksheet 1. What can students write off on taxes She enters $1,500 (the number in box c times $1,500) on line 5b. What can students write off on taxes Her standard deduction on line 5c is $3,850 ($2,350 + $1,500). What can students write off on taxes Standard Deduction of Zero The standard deduction for the following dependents is zero. What can students write off on taxes A married dependent filing a separate return whose spouse itemizes deductions. What can students write off on taxes A dependent who files a return for a period of less than 12 months due to a change in his or her annual accounting period. What can students write off on taxes A nonresident or dual-status alien dependent, unless the dependent is married to a U. What can students write off on taxes S. What can students write off on taxes citizen or resident alien at the end of the year and chooses to be treated as a U. What can students write off on taxes S. What can students write off on taxes resident for the year. What can students write off on taxes See Publication 519, U. What can students write off on taxes S. What can students write off on taxes Tax Guide for Aliens, for information on making this choice. What can students write off on taxes Example. What can students write off on taxes Jennifer, who is a dependent of her parents, is entitled to file a joint return with her husband. What can students write off on taxes However, her husband elects to file a separate return and itemize his deductions. What can students write off on taxes Because he itemizes, Jennifer's standard deduction on her return is zero. What can students write off on taxes She can, however, itemize any of her allowable deductions. What can students write off on taxes Dependent's Own Exemption A person who can be claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer's return cannot claim his or her own exemption. What can students write off on taxes This is true even if the other taxpayer does not actually claim the exemption. What can students write off on taxes Example. What can students write off on taxes James and Barbara can claim their child, Ben, as a dependent on their return. What can students write off on taxes Ben is a college student who works during the summer and must file a tax return. What can students write off on taxes Ben cannot claim his own exemption on his return. What can students write off on taxes This is true even if James and Barbara do not claim him as a dependent on their return. What can students write off on taxes Withholding From Wages Employers generally withhold federal income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax from an employee's wages. What can students write off on taxes If the employee claims exemption from withholding on Form W-4, the employer will not withhold federal income tax. What can students write off on taxes The exemption from withholding does not apply to social security and Medicare taxes. What can students write off on taxes Conditions for exemption from withholding. What can students write off on taxes   An employee can claim exemption from withholding for 2014 only if he or she meets both of the following conditions. What can students write off on taxes For 2013, the employee had a right to a refund of all federal income tax withheld because he or she had no tax liability. What can students write off on taxes For 2014, the employee expects a refund of all federal income tax withheld because he or she expects to have no tax liability. What can students write off on taxes Dependents. What can students write off on taxes   An employee who is a dependent ordinarily cannot claim exemption from withholding if both of the following are true. What can students write off on taxes The employee's gross income will be more than $1,000, the minimum standard deduction for 2014. What can students write off on taxes The employee's unearned income will be more than $350. What can students write off on taxes Exceptions. What can students write off on taxes   An employee may be able to claim exemption from withholding even if the employee is a dependent, if the employee: Is age 65 or older, Is blind, or Will claim on his or her 2014 tax return: Adjustments to income, Tax credits, or Itemized deductions. What can students write off on taxes The above exceptions do not apply to supplemental wages greater than $1,000,000. What can students write off on taxes For more information, see Exemption From Withholding in chapter 1 of Publication 505. What can students write off on taxes Example. What can students write off on taxes Guy is 17 and a student. What can students write off on taxes During the summer he works part time at a grocery store. What can students write off on taxes He expects to earn about $1,200 this year. What can students write off on taxes He also worked at the store last summer and received a refund of all his withheld income tax because he did not have a tax liability. What can students write off on taxes The only other income he expects during the year is $375 interest on a savings account. What can students write off on taxes He expects that his parents will be able to claim him as a dependent on their tax return. What can students write off on taxes He is not blind and will not claim adjustments to income, itemized deductions, a higher standard deduction, or tax credits on his return. What can students write off on taxes Guy cannot claim exemption from withholding when he fills out Form W-4 because his parents will be able to claim him as a dependent, his gross income will be more than $1,000 (the minimum standard deduction amount) and his unearned income will be more than $350. What can students write off on taxes Claiming exemption from withholding. What can students write off on taxes    To claim exemption from withholding, an employee must enter “Exempt” in the space provided on Form W-4, line 7. What can students write off on taxes The employee must complete the rest of the form, as explained in the form instructions, and give it to his or her employer. What can students write off on taxes Renewing an exemption from withholding. What can students write off on taxes   An exemption from withholding is good for only one year. What can students write off on taxes An employee must file a new Form W-4 by February 15 each year to continue the exemption. What can students write off on taxes Part 2. What can students write off on taxes Tax on Unearned Income of Certain Children The two rules that follow may affect the tax on the unearned income of certain children. What can students write off on taxes If the child's interest and dividend income (including capital gain distributions) total less than $10,000, the child's parent may be able to choose to include that income on the parent's return rather than file a return for the child. What can students write off on taxes (See Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends , later. What can students write off on taxes ) If the child's interest, dividends, and other unearned income total more than $2,000, part of that income may be taxed at the parent's tax rate instead of the child's tax rate. What can students write off on taxes (See Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income , later. What can students write off on taxes ) For these rules, the term “child” includes a legally adopted child and a stepchild. What can students write off on taxes These rules apply whether or not the child is a dependent. What can students write off on taxes These rules do not apply if neither of the child's parents were living at the end of the year. What can students write off on taxes Which Parent's Return To Use If a child's parents are married to each other and file a joint return, use the joint return to figure the tax on the child's unearned income. What can students write off on taxes The tax rate and other return information from that return are used to figure the child's tax as explained later under Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income . What can students write off on taxes Parents Who Do Not File a Joint Return For parents who do not file a joint return, the following discussions explain which parent's tax return must be used to figure the tax. What can students write off on taxes Only the parent whose tax return is used can make the election described under Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends . What can students write off on taxes Parents are married. What can students write off on taxes   If the child's parents file separate returns, use the return of the parent with the greater taxable income. What can students write off on taxes Parents not living together. What can students write off on taxes   If the child's parents are married to each other but not living together, and the parent with whom the child lives (the custodial parent) is considered unmarried, use the return of the custodial parent. What can students write off on taxes If the custodial parent is not considered unmarried, use the return of the parent with the greater taxable income. What can students write off on taxes   For an explanation of when a married person living apart from his or her spouse is considered unmarried, see Head of Household in Publication 501. What can students write off on taxes Parents are divorced. What can students write off on taxes   If the child's parents are divorced or legally separated, and the parent who had custody of the child for the greater part of the year (the custodial parent) has not remarried, use the return of the custodial parent. What can students write off on taxes Custodial parent remarried. What can students write off on taxes   If the custodial parent has remarried, the stepparent (rather than the noncustodial parent) is treated as the child's other parent. What can students write off on taxes Therefore, if the custodial parent and the stepparent file a joint return, use that joint return. What can students write off on taxes Do not use the return of the noncustodial parent. What can students write off on taxes   If the custodial parent and the stepparent are married, but file separate returns, use the return of the one with the greater taxable income. What can students write off on taxes If the custodial parent and the stepparent are married but not living together, the earlier discussion under Parents not living together applies. What can students write off on taxes Parents never married. What can students write off on taxes   If a child's parents have never been married to each other, but lived together all year, use the return of the parent with the greater taxable income. What can students write off on taxes If the parents did not live together all year, the rules explained earlier under Parents are divorced apply. What can students write off on taxes Widowed parent remarried. What can students write off on taxes   If a widow or widower remarries, the new spouse is treated as the child's other parent. What can students write off on taxes The rules explained earlier under Custodial parent remarried apply. What can students write off on taxes Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends You may be able to elect to include your child's interest and dividend income (including capital gain distributions) on your tax return. What can students write off on taxes If you do, your child will not have to file a return. What can students write off on taxes You can make this election only if all the following conditions are met. What can students write off on taxes Your child was under age 19 (or under age 24 if a full-time student) at the end of the year. What can students write off on taxes Your child had income only from interest and dividends (including capital gain distributions and Alaska Permanent Fund dividends). What can students write off on taxes The child's gross income was less than $10,000. What can students write off on taxes The child is required to file a return unless you make this election. What can students write off on taxes The child does not file a joint return for the year. What can students write off on taxes No estimated tax payment was made for the year, and no overpayment from the previous year (or from any amended return) was applied to this year under your child's name and social security number. What can students write off on taxes No federal income tax was withheld from your child's income under the backup withholding rules. What can students write off on taxes You are the parent whose return must be used when applying the special tax rules for children. What can students write off on taxes (See Which Parent's Return To Use , earlier. What can students write off on taxes ) These conditions are also shown in Figure 1. What can students write off on taxes Certain January 1 birthdays. What can students write off on taxes   A child born on January 1, 1995, is considered to be age 19 at the end of 2013. What can students write off on taxes You cannot make this election for such a child unless the child was a full-time student. What can students write off on taxes   A child born on January 1, 1990, is considered to be age 24 at the end of 2013. What can students write off on taxes You cannot make this election for such a child. What can students write off on taxes How to make the election. What can students write off on taxes    Make the election by attaching Form 8814 to your Form 1040 or Form 1040NR. What can students write off on taxes (If you make this election, you cannot file Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. What can students write off on taxes ) Attach a separate Form 8814 for each child for whom you make the election. What can students write off on taxes You can make the election for one or more children and not for others. What can students write off on taxes Effect of Making the Election The federal income tax on your child's income may be more if you make the Form 8814 election. What can students write off on taxes Rate may be higher. What can students write off on taxes   If your child received qualified dividends or capital gain distributions, you may pay up to $100 more tax if you make this election instead of filing a separate tax return for the child. What can students write off on taxes This is because the tax rate on the child's income between $1,000 and $2,000 is 10% if you make this election. What can students write off on taxes However, if you file a separate return for the child, the tax rate may be as low as 0% (zero percent) because of the preferential tax rates for qualified dividends and capital gain distributions. What can students write off on taxes Deductions you cannot take. What can students write off on taxes   By making the Form 8814 election, you cannot take any of the following deductions that the child would be entitled to on his or her return. What can students write off on taxes The additional standard deduction if the child is blind. What can students write off on taxes The deduction for a penalty on an early withdrawal of your child's savings. What can students write off on taxes Itemized deductions (such as your child's investment expenses or charitable contributions). What can students write off on taxes Figure 1. What can students write off on taxes Can You Include Your Child's Income On Your Tax Return? Please click here for the text description of the image. What can students write off on taxes Figure 1. What can students write off on taxes Can You Include Your Child's Income On Your Tax Return? Deductible investment interest. What can students write off on taxes   If you use Form 8814, your child's unearned income is considered your unearned income. What can students write off on taxes To figure the limit on your deductible investment interest, add the child's unearned income to yours. What can students write off on taxes However, if your child received qualified dividends, capital gain distributions, or Alaska Permanent Fund dividends, see chapter 3 of Publication 550 for information about how to figure the limit. What can students write off on taxes Alternative minimum tax. What can students write off on taxes    If your child received tax-exempt interest (or exempt-interest dividends paid by a regulated investment company) from certain private activity bonds, you must determine if that interest is a tax preference item for alternative minimum tax (AMT) purposes. What can students write off on taxes If it is, you must include it with your own tax preference items when figuring your AMT. What can students write off on taxes See Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals, and its instructions for details. What can students write off on taxes Reduced deductions or credits. What can students write off on taxes   If you use Form 8814, your increased adjusted gross income may reduce certain deductions or credits on your return, including the following. What can students write off on taxes Deduction for contributions to a traditional individual retirement arrangement (IRA). What can students write off on taxes Deduction for student loan interest. What can students write off on taxes Itemized deductions for medical expenses, casualty and theft losses, and certain miscellaneous expenses. What can students write off on taxes Credit for child and dependent care expenses. What can students write off on taxes Child tax credit. What can students write off on taxes Education tax credits. What can students write off on taxes Earned income credit. What can students write off on taxes Penalty for underpayment of estimated tax. What can students write off on taxes   If you make this election for 2013 and did not have enough tax withheld or pay enough estimated tax to cover the tax you owe, you may be subject to a penalty. What can students write off on taxes If you plan to make this election for 2014, you may need to increase your federal income tax withholding or your estimated tax payments to avoid the penalty. What can students write off on taxes Get Publication 505 for more information. What can students write off on taxes Figuring Child's Income Use Form 8814, Part I, to figure your child's interest and dividend income to report on your return. What can students write off on taxes Only the amount over $2,000 is added to your income. What can students write off on taxes The amount over $2,000 is shown on Form 8814, line 6. What can students write off on taxes Unless the child's income includes qualified dividends or capital gain distributions (discussed next), the same amount is shown on Form 8814, line 12. What can students write off on taxes Include the amount from Form 8814, line 12, on Form 1040 or Form 1040NR, line 21. What can students write off on taxes If you file more than one Form 8814, include the total amounts from line 12 of all your Forms 8814 on Form 1040 or Form 1040NR, line 21. What can students write off on taxes On the dotted line next to line 21, enter “Form 8814” and the total of the Form 8814, line 12 amounts. What can students write off on taxes Note. What can students write off on taxes The tax on the first $2,000 is figured on Form 8814, Part II. What can students write off on taxes See Figuring Additional Tax , later. What can students write off on taxes Qualified dividends. What can students write off on taxes   Enter on Form 8814, line 2a, any ordinary dividends your child received. What can students write off on taxes This amount may include qualified dividends. What can students write off on taxes Qualified dividends are those dividends reported on Form 1040, line 9b, or Form 1040NR, line 10b, and are eligible for lower tax rates that apply to a net capital gain. What can students write off on taxes For detailed information about qualified dividends, see Publication 550. What can students write off on taxes   If your child received qualified dividends, the amount of these dividends that is added to your income must be reported on Form 1040, lines 9a and 9b, or Form 1040NR, lines 10a and 10b. What can students write off on taxes You do not include these dividends on Form 8814, line 12, or on line 21 of Form 1040 or Form 1040NR. What can students write off on taxes   Enter the child's qualified dividends on Form 8814, line 2b. What can students write off on taxes But do not include this amount on Form 1040, lines 9a and 9b, or Form 1040NR, lines 10a and 10b. What can students write off on taxes Instead, include the amount from Form 8814, line 9, on Form 1040, lines 9a and 9b, or Form 1040NR, lines 10a and 10b. What can students write off on taxes (The amount on Form 8814, line 9, may be less than the amount on Form 8814, line 2b, because lines 7 through 12 of the form divide the $2,000 base amount on Form 8814, line 5, between the child's qualified dividends, capital gain distributions, and other interest and dividend income, reducing each of those amounts. What can students write off on taxes ) Capital gain distributions. What can students write off on taxes   Enter on Form 8814, line 3, any capital gain distributions your child received. What can students write off on taxes The amount of these distributions that is added to your income must be reported on Schedule D (Form 1040), line 13, or, if you are not required to file Schedule D, on Form 1040, line 13, or Form 1040NR, line 14. What can students write off on taxes You do not include it on Form 8814, line 12, or on line 21 of Form 1040 or Form 1040NR. What can students write off on taxes   Include the amount from Form 8814, line 10, on Schedule D, line 13; Form 1040, line 13; or Form 1040NR, line 14, whichever applies. What can students write off on taxes (The amount on Form 8814, line 10, may be less than the amount on Form 8814, line 3, because lines 7 through 12 of the form divide the $2,000 base amount on Form 8814, line 5, between the child's qualified dividends, capital gain distributions, and other interest and dividend income, reducing each of those amounts. What can students write off on taxes ) Collectibles (28% rate) gain. What can students write off on taxes    If any of the child's capital gain distributions are reported on Form 1099-DIV as collectibles (28% rate) gain, you must determine how much to also include on line 4 of the 28% Rate Gain Worksheet, in the instructions for Schedule D, line 18. What can students write off on taxes Multiply the child's capital gain distribution included on Schedule D, line 13, by a fraction. What can students write off on taxes The numerator is the part of the child's total capital gain distribution that is collectibles (28% rate) gain. What can students write off on taxes The denominator is the child's total capital gain distribution. What can students write off on taxes Enter the result on line 4 of the 28% Rate Gain Worksheet. What can students write off on taxes Unrecaptured section 1250 gain. What can students write off on taxes   If any of the child's capital gain distributions are reported on Form 1099-DIV as unrecaptured section 1250 gain, you must determine how much to include on line 11 of the Unrecaptured Section 1250 Gain Worksheet in the instructions for Schedule D, line 19. What can students write off on taxes Multiply the child's capital gain distribution included on Schedule D, line 13, by a fraction. What can students write off on taxes The numerator is the part of the child's total capital gain distribution that is unrecaptured section 1250 gain. What can students write off on taxes The denominator is the child's total capital gain distribution. What can students write off on taxes Enter the result on the Unrecaptured Section 1250 Gain Worksheet, line 11. What can students write off on taxes Section 1202 gain. What can students write off on taxes   If any of the child's capital gain distributions are reported as section 1202 gain (gain on qualified small business stock) on Form 1099-DIV, part or all of that gain may be eligible for the section 1202 exclusion. What can students write off on taxes (For information about the exclusion, see chapter 4 of Publication 550. What can students write off on taxes ) To figure that part, multiply the child's capital gain distribution included on Schedule D, line 13, by a fraction. What can students write off on taxes The numerator is the part of the child's total capital gain distribution that is section 1202 gain. What can students write off on taxes The denominator is the child's total capital gain distribution. What can students write off on taxes Your section 1202 exclusion is generally 50% of the result, but may be subject to a limit. What can students write off on taxes In some cases, the exclusion is more than 50%. What can students write off on taxes See the instructions for Schedule D for details and information on how to report the exclusion amount. What can students write off on taxes Example. What can students write off on taxes Fred is 6 years old. What can students write off on taxes In 2013, he received dividend income of $2,100, which included $1,575 of ordinary dividends and a $525 capital gain distribution from a mutual fund. What can students write off on taxes (None of the distributions were reported on Form 1099-DIV as unrecaptured section 1250 gain, section 1202 gain, or collectibles (28% rate) gain. What can students write off on taxes ) All of the ordinary dividends are qualified dividends. What can students write off on taxes He has no other income and is not subject to backup withholding. What can students write off on taxes No estimated tax payments were made under his name and social security number. What can students write off on taxes Fred's parents elect to include Fred's income on their tax return instead of filing a return for him. What can students write off on taxes They figure the amount to report on Form 1040, lines 9a and 9b, the amount to report on their Schedule D, line 13, and the amount to report on Form 1040, line 21, as follows. What can students write off on taxes They leave lines 1a and 1b of Form 8814 blank because Fred does not have any interest income. What can students write off on taxes They enter his ordinary dividends of $1,575 on lines 2a and 2b because all of Fred's ordinary dividends are qualified dividends. What can students write off on taxes They enter the amount of Fred's capital gain distributions, $525, on line 3. What can students write off on taxes Next, they add the amounts on lines 1a, 2a, and 3 and enter the result, $2,100, on line 4. What can students write off on taxes They subtract the base amount on line 5, $2,000, from the amount on line 4, $2,100, and enter the result, $100, on line 6. What can students write off on taxes This is the total amount from Form 8814 to be reported on their return. What can students write off on taxes Next, they figure how much of this amount is qualified dividends and how much is capital gain distributions. What can students write off on taxes They divide the amount on line 2b, $1,575, by the amount on line 4, $2,100. What can students write off on taxes They enter the result, . What can students write off on taxes 75, on line 7. What can students write off on taxes They divide the amount on line 3, $525, by the amount on line 4, $2,100. What can students write off on taxes They enter the result, . What can students write off on taxes 25, on line 8. What can students write off on taxes They multiply the amount on line 6, $100, by the decimal on line 7, . What can students write off on taxes 75, and enter the result, $75, on line 9. What can students write off on taxes They multiply the amount on line 6, $100, by the decimal on line 8, . What can students write off on taxes 25, and enter the result, $25, on line 10. What can students write off on taxes They include the amount from line 9, $75, on lines 9a and 9b of their Form 1040 and enter “Form 8814 – $75” on the dotted lines next to lines 9a and 9b. What can students write off on taxes They include the amount from line 10, $25, on line 13 of their Schedule D (Form 1040) and enter “Form 8814 – $25” on the dotted line next to Schedule D, line 13. What can students write off on taxes They enter $100 ($75 + $25) on line 11 and -0- ($100 – $100) on line 12. What can students write off on taxes Because the amount on line 12 is -0-, they do not include any amount from Form 8814 on their Form 1040, line 21. What can students write off on taxes Figuring Additional Tax Use Form 8814, Part II, to figure the tax on the $2,000 of your child's interest and dividends that you do not include in your income. What can students write off on taxes This tax is added to the tax figured on your income. What can students write off on taxes This additional tax is the smaller of: 10% x (your child's gross income − $1,000), or $100. What can students write off on taxes Include the amount from line 15 of all your Forms 8814 in the total on Form 1040, line 44, or Form 1040NR, line 42. What can students write off on taxes Check box a on Form 1040, line 44, or Form 1040NR, line 42. What can students write off on taxes Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income If a child's interest, dividends, and other unearned income total more than $2,000, part of that income may be taxed at the parent's tax rate instead of the child's tax rate. What can students write off on taxes If the parent does not or cannot choose to include the child's income on the parent's return, use Form 8615 to figure the child's tax. What can students write off on taxes Attach the completed form to the child's Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR. What can students write off on taxes When Form 8615 must be filed. What can students write off on taxes   Form 8615 must be filed for a child if all of the following statements are true. What can students write off on taxes The child's unearned income was more than $2,000. What can students write off on taxes The child is required to file a return for 2013. What can students write off on taxes The child either: Was under age 18 at the end of the year, Was age 18 at the end of the year and did not have earned income that was more than half of his or her support, or Was over age 18 and under age 24 at the end of the year, was a full-time student, and did not have earned income that was more than half of his or her support. What can students write off on taxes At least one of the child's parents was alive at the end of 2013. What can students write off on taxes The child does not file a joint return for 2013. What can students write off on taxes These conditions are also shown in Figure 2. What can students write off on taxes Certain January 1 birthdays. What can students write off on taxes   Use the following chart to determine whether certain children with January 1 birthdays meet condition 3 under When Form 8615 must be filed. What can students write off on taxes IF a child was born on. What can students write off on taxes . What can students write off on taxes . What can students write off on taxes THEN, at the end of 2013, the child is considered to be. What can students write off on taxes . What can students write off on taxes . What can students write off on taxes January 1, 1996 18* January 1, 1995 19** January 1, 1990 24*** *This child is not under age 18. What can students write off on taxes The child meets condition 3 only if the child did not have earned income that was more than half of the child's support. What can students write off on taxes  **This child meets condition 3 only if the child was a full-time student who did not have earned income that was more than half of the child's support. What can students write off on taxes  ***Do not use Form 8615 for this child. What can students write off on taxes Figure 2. What can students write off on taxes Do You Have To Use Form 8615 To Figure Your Child's Tax? Please click here for the text description of the image. What can students write off on taxes Figure 2. What can students write off on taxes Do You Have To Use Form 8615 To Figure Your Child's Tax? Providing Parental Information (Form 8615, Lines A–C) On Form 8615, lines A and B, enter the parent's name and social security number. What can students write off on taxes (If the parents filed a joint return, enter the name and social security number listed first on the joint return. What can students write off on taxes ) On line C, check the box for the parent's filing status. What can students write off on taxes See Which Parent's Return To Use, earlier, for information on which parent's return information must be used on Form 8615. What can students write off on taxes Parent with different tax year. What can students write off on taxes   If the parent and the child do not have the same tax year, complete Form 8615 using the information on the parent's return for the tax year that ends in the child's tax year. What can students write off on taxes Example. What can students write off on taxes Kimberly must use her mother's tax and taxable income to complete her Form 8615 for calendar year 2013 (January 1 – December 31). What can students write off on taxes Kimberly's mother files her tax return on a fiscal year basis (July 1 – June 30). What can students write off on taxes Kimberly must use the information on her mother's return for the tax year ending June 30, 2013, to complete her 2013 Form 8615. What can students write off on taxes Parent's return information not known timely. What can students write off on taxes   If the information needed from the parent's return is not known by the time the child's return is due (usually April 15), you can file the return using estimates. What can students write off on taxes   You can use any reasonable estimate. What can students write off on taxes This includes using information from last year's return. What can students write off on taxes If you use an estimated amount on Form 8615, enter “Estimated” on the line next to the amount. What can students write off on taxes   When you get the correct information, file an amended return on Form 1040X, Amended U. What can students write off on taxes S. What can students write off on taxes Individual Income Tax Return. What can students write off on taxes Extension of time to file. What can students write off on taxes   Instead of using estimates, you can get an automatic 6-month extension of time to file if, by the date your return is due, you file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. What can students write off on taxes S. What can students write off on taxes Individual Income Tax Return. What can students write off on taxes See the instructions for Form 4868 for details. What can students write off on taxes    An extension of time to file is not an extension of time to pay. What can students write off on taxes You must make an accurate estimate of the tax for 2013. What can students write off on taxes If you do not pay the full amount due by the regular due date, the child will owe interest and may also be charged penalties. What can students write off on taxes See Form 4868 and its instructions. What can students write off on taxes Parent's return information not available. What can students write off on taxes   If a child cannot get the required information about his or her parent's tax return, the child (or the child's legal representative) can request the necessary information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). What can students write off on taxes How to request. What can students write off on taxes   After the end of the tax year, send a signed, written request for the information to the Internal Revenue Service Center where the parent's return will be filed. What can students write off on taxes (The IRS cannot process a request received before the end of the tax year. What can students write off on taxes )    You should also consider getting an extension of time to file the child's return, because there may be a delay in getting the requested information. What can students write off on taxes   The request must contain all of the following. What can students write off on taxes A statement that you are making the request to comply with section 1(g) of the Internal Revenue Code and that you have tried to get the information from the parent. What can students write off on taxes Proof of the child's age (for example, a copy of the child's birth certificate). What can students write off on taxes Evidence the child has more than $2,000 of unearned income (for example, a copy of the child's prior year tax return or copies of Forms 1099 for the current year). What can students write off on taxes The name, address, social security number (if known), and filing status (if known) of the parent whose information is to be shown on Form 8615. What can students write off on taxes    A child's legal representative making the request should include a copy of his or her Power of Attorney, such as Form 2848, or proof of legal guardianship. What can students write off on taxes Step 1. What can students write off on taxes Figuring the Child's Net Unearned Income (Form 8615, Part I) The first step in figuring a child's tax using Form 8615 is to figure the child's net unearned income. What can students write off on taxes To do that, use Form 8615, Part I. What can students write off on taxes Line 1 (Unearned Income) If the child had no earned income, enter on this line the adjusted gross income shown on the child's return. What can students write off on taxes Adjusted gross income is shown on Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040NR, line 37. What can students write off on taxes Form 1040EZ and Form 1040NR-EZ cannot be used if Form 8615 must be filed. What can students write off on taxes If the child had earned income, figure the amount to enter on Form 8615, line 1, by using the worksheet in the instructions for the form. What can students write off on taxes However, use the following worksheet if: the child has excluded any foreign earned income, deducted a loss from self-employment, or has a net operating loss from another year. What can students write off on taxes Alternate Worksheet for Form 8615, Line 1 A. What can students write off on taxes Enter the amount from the child's Form 1040, line 22, or Form 1040NR, line 23   B. What can students write off on taxes Enter the total of any net loss  from self-employment, any net operating loss deduction, any foreign earned income exclusion, and any foreign housing exclusion from the child's Form 1040 or Form 1040NR. What can students write off on taxes Enter this total as a positive number (greater than zero)   C. What can students write off on taxes Add line A and line B and  enter the total   D. What can students write off on taxes Enter the child's earned income plus any amount from the child's Form 1040, line 30, or the child's Form 1040NR, line 30     Generally, the child's earned income is the total of the amounts reported on Form 1040, lines 7, 12, and 18 (if line 12 or 18 is a loss, use zero) or Form 1040NR, lines 8, 13, and 19 (if line 13 or 19 is a loss, use zero)   E. What can students write off on taxes Subtract line D from line C. What can students write off on taxes Enter the result here and on Form 8615, line 1   Unearned income defined. What can students write off on taxes   Unearned income is generally all income other than salaries, wages, and other amounts received as pay for work actually performed. What can students write off on taxes It includes taxable interest, dividends, capital gains (including capital gain distributions), the taxable part of social security and pension payments, certain distributions from trusts, and unemployment compensation. What can students write off on taxes Unearned income includes amounts produced by assets the child obtained with earned income (such as interest on a savings account into which the child deposited wages). What can students write off on taxes Nontaxable income. What can students write off on taxes   For this purpose, unearned income includes only amounts the child must include in gross income. What can students write off on taxes Nontaxable unearned income, such as tax-exempt interest and the nontaxable part of social security and pension payments, is not included. What can students write off on taxes Capital loss. What can students write off on taxes   A child's capital losses are taken into account in figuring the child's unearned income. What can students write off on taxes Capital losses are first applied against capital gains. What can students write off on taxes If the capital losses are more than the capital gains, the difference (up to $3,000) is subtracted from the child's interest, dividends, and other unearned income. What can students write off on taxes Any difference over $3,000 is carried to the next year. What can students write off on taxes Income from property received as a gift. What can students write off on taxes   A child's unearned income includes all income produced by property belonging to the child. What can students write off on taxes This is true even if the property was transferred to the child, regardless of when the property was transferred or purchased or who transferred it. What can students write off on taxes   A child's unearned income includes income produced by property given as a gift to the child. What can students write off on taxes This includes gifts to the child from grandparents or any other person and gifts made under the Uniform Gift to Minors Act. What can students write off on taxes Example. What can students write off on taxes Amanda Black, age 13, received the following income. What can students write off on taxes Dividends—$800 Wages—$2,100 Taxable interest—$1,200 Tax-exempt interest—$100 Capital gains—$300 Capital losses—($200) The dividends were qualified dividends on stock given to her by her grandparents. What can students write off on taxes Amanda's unearned income is $2,100. What can students write off on taxes This is the total of the dividends ($800), taxable interest ($1,200), and capital gains reduced by capital losses ($300 − $200 = $100). What can students write off on taxes Her wages are earned (not unearned) income because they are received for work actually performed. What can students write off on taxes Her tax-exempt interest is not included because it is nontaxable. What can students write off on taxes Trust income. What can students write off on taxes   If a child is the beneficiary of a trust, distributions of taxable interest, dividends, capital gains, and other unearned income from the trust are unearned income to the child. What can students write off on taxes   However, taxable distributions from a qualified disability trust are considered earned income for the purposes of completing Form 8615. What can students write off on taxes See the Form 8615 instructions for details. What can students write off on taxes Adjustment to income. What can students write off on taxes   In figuring the amount to enter on line 1, the child's unearned income is reduced by any penalty on the early withdrawal of savings. What can students write off on taxes Line 2 (Deductions) If the child does not itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040 or Form 1040NR), enter $2,000 on line 2. What can students write off on taxes If the child itemizes deductions, enter on line 2 the larger of: $1,000 plus the portion of the child's itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 29 (or Schedule A (Form 1040NR), line 15), that are directly connected with the production of the unearned income entered on line 1, or $2,000. What can students write off on taxes Directly connected. What can students write off on taxes   Itemized deductions are directly connected with the production of unearned income if they are for expenses paid to produce or collect taxable income or to manage, conserve, or maintain property held for producing income. What can students write off on taxes These expenses include custodian fees and service charges, service fees to collect taxable interest and dividends, and certain investment counsel fees. What can students write off on taxes    These expenses are added to certain other miscellaneous itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). What can students write off on taxes Only the amount greater than 2% of the child's adjusted gross income can be deducted. What can students write off on taxes See Publication 529, Miscellaneous Deductions, for more information. What can students write off on taxes Example 1. What can students write off on taxes Roger, age 12, has unearned income of $8,000, no other income, no adjustments to income, and itemized deductions of $300 (net of the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit) that are directly connected with his unearned income. What can students write off on taxes His adjusted gross income is $8,000, which is entered on Form 1040, line 38, and on Form 8615, line 1. What can students write off on taxes Roger enters $2,000 on line 2 because that is more than the total of $1,000 plus his directly-connected itemized deductions of $300. What can students write off on taxes Example 2. What can students write off on taxes Eleanor, age 8, has unearned income of $16,000 and an early withdrawal penalty of $100. What can students write off on taxes She has no other income. What can students write off on taxes She has itemized deductions of $1,050 (net of the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit) that are directly connected with the production of her unearned income. What can students write off on taxes Her adjusted gross income, entered on line 1, is $15,900 ($16,000 − $100). What can students write off on taxes The amount on line 2 is $2,050. What can students write off on taxes This is the larger of: $1,000 plus the $1,050 of directly connected itemized deductions, or $2,000. What can students write off on taxes Line 3 Subtract line 2 from line 1 and enter the result on this line. What can students write off on taxes If zero or less, do not complete the rest of the form. What can students write off on taxes However, you must still attach Form 8615 to the child's tax return. What can students write off on taxes Figure the tax on the child's taxable income in the normal manner. What can students write off on taxes Line 4 (Child's Taxable Income) Enter on line 4 the child's taxable income from Form 1040, line 43; Form 1040A, line 27; or Form 1040NR, line 41. What can students write off on taxes Child files Form 2555 or 2555-EZ. What can students write off on taxes   If the child files Form 2555 or 2555-EZ to claim the foreign earned income exclusion, housing exclusion, or housing deduction, the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet (in the Form 1040 instructions) is used to figure the child's tax. What can students write off on taxes Enter the amount from line 3 of the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet as the child's taxable income on Form 8615, line 4. What can students write off on taxes Line 5 (Net Unearned Income) A child's net unearned income cannot be more than his or her taxable income. What can students write off on taxes Enter on Form 8615, line 5, the smaller of line 3 or line 4. What can students write off on taxes This is the child's net unearned income. What can students write off on taxes If zero or less, do not complete the rest of the form. What can students write off on taxes However, you must still attach Form 8615 to the child's tax return. What can students write off on taxes Figure the tax on the child's taxable income in the normal manner. What can students write off on taxes Step 2. What can students write off on taxes Figuring a Tentative Tax at the Parent's Tax Rate (Form 8615, Part II) The next step in completing Form 8615 is to figure a tentative tax on the child's net unearned income at the parent's tax rate. What can students write off on taxes The tentative tax at the parent's tax rate is the difference between the tax on the parent's taxable income figured with the child's net unearned income (plus the net unearned income of any other child whose Form 8615 includes the tax return information of that parent) and the tax figured without it. What can students write off on taxes When figuring the tentative tax at the parent's tax rate on Form 8615, do not refigure any of the exclusions, deductions, or credits on the parent's return because of the child's net unearned income. What can students write off on taxes For example, do not refigure the medical expense deduction. What can students write off on taxes Figure the tentative tax on Form 8615, lines 6 through 13. What can students write off on taxes Line 6 (Parent's Taxable Income) Enter on line 6 the amount from the parent's Form 1040, line 43; Form 1040A, line 27; Form 1040EZ, line 6; Form 1040NR, line 41; or Form 1040NR-EZ, line 14. What can students write off on taxes If the parent's taxable income is zero or less, enter zero on line 6. What can students write off on taxes Parent files Form 2555 or 2555-EZ. What can students write off on taxes   If the parent files Form 2555 or 2555-EZ to claim the foreign earned income exclusion, housing exclusion, or housing deduction, the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet in the Form 1040 instructions is used to figure the parent's tax. What can students write off on taxes Enter the amount from line 3 of the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet as the parent's taxable income, on line 6 of Form 8615. What can students write off on taxes Line 7 (Net Unearned Income of Other Children) If the tax return information of the parent is also used on any other child's Form 8615, enter on line 7 the total of the amounts from line 5 of all the other children's Forms 8615. What can students write off on taxes Do not include the amount from line 5 of the Form 8615 being completed. What can students write off on taxes (The term “other child” means any other child whose Form 8615 uses the tax information of the parent identified on Lines A and B of Form 8615. What can students write off on taxes ) Example. What can students write off on taxes Paul and Jane Persimmon have three children, Sharon, Jerry, and Mike, who must attach Form 8615 to their tax returns. What can students write off on taxes The children's net unearned income amounts on line 5 of their Forms 8615 are: Sharon—$800 Jerry—$600 Mike—$1,000 Line 7 of Sharon's Form 8615 will show $1,600, the total of the amounts on line 5 of Jerry's and Mike's Forms 8615. What can students write off on taxes Line 7 of Jerry's Form 8615 will show $1,800 ($800 + $1,000). What can students write off on taxes Line 7 of Mike's Form 8615 will show $1,400 ($800 + $600). What can students write off on taxes Other children's information not available. What can students write off on taxes   If the net unearned income of the other children is not available when the return is due, either file the return using estimates or get an extension of time to file. What can students write off on taxes Estimates and extensions are discussed earlier under Providing Parental Information (Form 8615, Lines A–C) . What can students write off on taxes Line 8 (Parent's Taxable Income Plus Children's Net Unearned Income) Enter on this line the total of lines 5, 6, and 7. What can students write off on taxes You must determine the amount of net capital gain and qualified dividends included on this line before completing Form 8615, line 9. What can students write off on taxes Net capital gain. What can students write off on taxes   Net capital gain is the smaller of the gain, if any, on Schedule D (Form 1040), line 15, or the gain, if any, on Schedule D, line 16. What can students write off on taxes If Schedule D is not required, it is the amount on Form 1040, line 13; Form 1040A, line 10; or Form 1040NR, line 14. What can students write off on taxes Qualified dividends. What can students write off on taxes   Qualified dividends are those dividends reported on line 9b of Form 1040 or Form 1040A, or line 10b of Form 1040NR. What can students write off on taxes Net capital gain and qualified dividends on line 8. What can students write off on taxes   If neither the child, nor the parent, nor any other child has net capital gain, the net capital gain on line 8 is zero. What can students write off on taxes   If neither the child, nor the parent, nor any other child has qualified dividends, the amount of qualified dividends on line 8 is zero. What can students write off on taxes   If the child, parent, or any other child has net capital gain, figure the amount of net capital gain included on line 8 by adding together the net capital gain amounts included on lines 5, 6, and 7 of Form 8615. What can students write off on taxes   If the child, parent, or any other child has qualified dividends, figure the amount of qualified dividends included on line 8 by adding together the qualified dividend amounts included on lines 5, 6, and 7. What can students write off on taxes   Use the instructions for Form 8615, line 8, including the appropriate Line 5 Worksheet, to find these amounts. What can students write off on taxes See the instructions for Form 8615 for more details. What can students write off on taxes Note. What can students write off on taxes The amount of any net capital gain or qualified dividends is not separately reported on line 8. What can students write off on taxes It is  needed, however, when figuring the tax on line 9. What can students write off on taxes Line 9 (Tax on Parent's Taxable Income Plus Children's Net Unearned Income) Figure the tax on the amount on line 8 using the Tax Table, the Tax Computation Worksheet, the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet (in the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040NR instructions), the Schedule D Tax Worksheet (in the Schedule D instructions), or Schedule J (Form 1040), as follows. What can students write off on taxes If line 8 does not include any net capital gain or qualified dividends, use the Tax Table or Tax Computation Worksheet to figure this tax. What can students write off on taxes But if Schedule J, Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen, is used to figure the tax on the parent's return, use it to figure this tax. What can students write off on taxes If line 8 includes any net capital gain or qualified dividends, use the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet to figure this tax. What can students write off on taxes For details, see the instructions for Form 8615, line 9. What can students write off on taxes However, if the child, parent, or any other child has 28% rate gain or unrecaptured section 1250 gain, use the Schedule D Tax Worksheet. What can students write off on taxes But if Schedule J is used to figure the tax on the parent's return, use it to figure this tax. What can students write off on taxes Child files Form 2555 or 2555-EZ. What can students write off on taxes   If line 8 includes any net capital gain or qualified dividends and the child, or any other child filing Form 8615, also files Form 2555 or 2555-EZ, use Using the Schedule D Tax Worksheet for line 9 tax, next, to figure the line 9 tax. What can students write off on taxes Using the Schedule D Tax Worksheet for line 9 tax. What can students write off on taxes    Use the Schedule D Tax Worksheet (in the Schedule D instructions) to figure the line 9 tax on Form 8615 if the child, parent, or any other child has unrecaptured section 1250 gain or 28% rate gain. What can students write off on taxes If you must use the Schedule D Tax Worksheet, first complete any Schedule D and any actual Schedule D Tax Worksheet required for the child, parent, or any other child. What can students write off on taxes Then figure the line 9 tax using another Schedule D Tax Worksheet. What can students write off on taxes (Do not attach this Schedule D Tax Worksheet to the child's return. What can students write off on taxes )   Complete this Schedule D Tax Worksheet as follows. What can students write off on taxes On line 1, enter the amount from Form 8615, line 8. What can students write off on taxes On line 2, enter the qualified dividends included on Form 8615, line 8. What can students write off on taxes (See the earlier discussion for line 8. What can students write off on taxes ) On line 3, enter the total of the amounts, if any, on line 4g of all Forms 4952 filed by the child, parent, or any other child. What can students write off on taxes On line 4, enter the total of the amounts, if any, on line 4e of all Forms 4952 filed by the child, parent, or any other child. What can students write off on taxes If applicable, include instead the smaller amount entered on the dotted line next to line 4e. What can students write off on taxes On lines 5 and 6, follow the worksheet instructions. What can students write off on taxes On line 7, enter the net capital gain included on Form 8615, line 8. What can students write off on taxes (See the earlier discussion for line 8. What can students write off on taxes ) On lines 8 through 10, follow the worksheet instructions. What can students write off on taxes On line 11, enter zero if neither the child, nor the parent, nor any other child has unrecaptured section 1250 gain (Schedule D, line 19) or 28% rate gain (Schedule D, line 18). What can students write off on taxes Otherwise, enter the amount of unrecaptured section 1250 gain and 28% rate gain included in the net capital gain on line 8 of Form 8615. What can students write off on taxes Figure these amounts as explained later under Figuring unrecaptured section 1250 gain (line 11) and Figuring 28% rate gain (line 11). What can students write off on taxes If the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet was used to figure the parent's tax or the tax of any child, go to step 10 below. What can students write off on taxes Otherwise, skip steps 10, 11, and 12 below, and go to step 13. What can students write off on taxes Determine whether there is a line 8 capital gain excess as follows. What can students write off on taxes Add the amounts on line 2 of all Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheets completed by the parent or any child for whom Form 8615 is filed. What can students write off on taxes (But for each child do not add more than the excess, if any, of the amount on line 5 of the child's Form 8615 over the child's taxable income on Form 1040, line 43; Form 1040A, line 27; or Form 1040NR, line 41. What can students write off on taxes ) Subtract (a) from the amount on line 1 of this Schedule D Tax Worksheet. What can students write off on taxes Subtract (b) from the amount on line 10 of this Schedule D Tax Worksheet. What can students write off on taxes If the result is more than zero, that amount is the line 8 capital gain excess. What can students write off on taxes If the result is zero or less, there is no line 8 capital gain excess. What can students write off on taxes If there is no line 8 capital gain excess, skip step 12 below and go to step 13. What can students write off on taxes If there is a line 8 capital gain excess, complete a second Schedule D Tax Worksheet as instructed above and in step 13, but in its entirety and with the following additional modifications. What can students write off on taxes (These modifications are to be made only for purposes of filling out this additional Schedule D Tax Worksheet. What can students write off on taxes ) Reduce the amount you would otherwise enter on line 9 (but not below zero) by the line 8 capital gain excess. What can students write off on taxes Reduce the amount you would otherwise enter on line 6 (but not below zero) by any of the line 8 capital gain excess not used in (a) above. What can students write off on taxes If the child, parent, or any other child has 28% rate gain, reduce the amount you would otherwise enter on line 8 of Worksheet 1 for Line 11 of the Schedule D Tax Worksheet – 28% Rate Gain (Line 9 Tax), shown later, (but not below zero) by the line 8 capital gain excess, and refigure the amount on line 11 of this Schedule D Tax Worksheet. What can students write off on taxes If the child, parent, or any other child has unrecaptured section 1250 gain, reduce the amount you would otherwise enter on line 8 of Worksheet 2 for Line 11 of the Schedule D Tax Worksheet – Unrecaptured Section 1250 Gain (Line 9 Tax) (but not below zero) by the line 8 capital gain excess not used in 12(c), and refigure the amount on line 11 of this Schedule D Tax Worksheet. What can students write off on taxes Complete lines 12 through 45 following the worksheet instructions. What can students write off on taxes Use the parent's filing status to complete lines 15, 42, and 44. What can students write off on taxes Enter the amount from line 45 of this Schedule D Tax Worksheet on Form 8615, line 9, and check the box on that line