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1040ez form online 2. 1040ez form online   Electing the Section 179 Deduction Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: What Property Qualifies?Eligible Property Property Acquired for Business Use Property Acquired by Purchase What Property Does Not Qualify?Land and Improvements Excepted Property How Much Can You Deduct?Dollar Limits Business Income Limit Partnerships and Partners S Corporations Other Corporations How Do You Elect the Deduction? When Must You Recapture the Deduction? Introduction You can elect to recover all or part of the cost of certain qualifying property, up to a limit, by deducting it in the year you place the property in service. 1040ez form online This is the section 179 deduction. 1040ez form online You can elect the section 179 deduction instead of recovering the cost by taking depreciation deductions. 1040ez form online Estates and trusts cannot elect the section 179 deduction. 1040ez form online This chapter explains what property does and does not qualify for the section 179 deduction, what limits apply to the deduction (including special rules for partnerships and corporations), and how to elect it. 1040ez form online It also explains when and how to recapture the deduction. 1040ez form online Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 537 Installment Sales 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 954 Tax Incentives for Distressed Communities Form (and Instructions) 4562 Depreciation and Amortization 4797 Sales of Business Property See chapter 6 for information about getting publications and forms. 1040ez form online What Property Qualifies? To qualify for the section 179 deduction, your property must meet all the following requirements. 1040ez form online It must be eligible property. 1040ez form online It must be acquired for business use. 1040ez form online It must have been acquired by purchase. 1040ez form online It must not be property described later under What Property Does Not Qualify . 1040ez form online The following discussions provide information about these requirements and exceptions. 1040ez form online Eligible Property To qualify for the section 179 deduction, your property must be one of the following types of depreciable property. 1040ez form online Tangible personal property. 1040ez form online Other tangible property (except buildings and their structural components) used as: An integral part of manufacturing, production, or extraction or of furnishing transportation, communications, electricity, gas, water, or sewage disposal services, A research facility used in connection with any of the activities in (a) above, or A facility used in connection with any of the activities in (a) for the bulk storage of fungible commodities. 1040ez form online Single purpose agricultural (livestock) or horticultural structures. 1040ez form online See chapter 7 of Publication 225 for definitions and information regarding the use requirements that apply to these structures. 1040ez form online Storage facilities (except buildings and their structural components) used in connection with distributing petroleum or any primary product of petroleum. 1040ez form online Off-the-shelf computer software. 1040ez form online Qualified real property (described below). 1040ez form online Tangible personal property. 1040ez form online   Tangible personal property is any tangible property that is not real property. 1040ez form online It includes the following property. 1040ez form online Machinery and equipment. 1040ez form online Property contained in or attached to a building (other than structural components), such as refrigerators, grocery store counters, office equipment, printing presses, testing equipment, and signs. 1040ez form online Gasoline storage tanks and pumps at retail service stations. 1040ez form online Livestock, including horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, and mink and other furbearing animals. 1040ez form online   The treatment of property as tangible personal property for the section 179 deduction is not controlled by its treatment under local law. 1040ez form online For example, property may not be tangible personal property for the deduction even if treated so under local law, and some property (such as fixtures) may be tangible personal property for the deduction even if treated as real property under local law. 1040ez form online Off-the-shelf computer software. 1040ez form online   Off-the-shelf computer software placed in service during the tax year is qualifying property for purposes of the section 179 deduction. 1040ez form online This is computer software that is readily available for purchase by the general public, is subject to a nonexclusive license, and has not been substantially modified. 1040ez form online It includes any program designed to cause a computer to perform a desired function. 1040ez form online However, a database or similar item is not considered computer software unless it is in the public domain and is incidental to the operation of otherwise qualifying software. 1040ez form online Qualified real property. 1040ez form online   You can elect to treat certain qualified real property you placed in service as section 179 property for tax years beginning in 2013. 1040ez form online If this election is made, the term “section 179 property” will include any qualified real property that is: Qualified leasehold improvement property, Qualified restaurant property, or Qualified retail improvement property. 1040ez form online The maximum section 179 expense deduction that can be elected for qualified section 179 real property is $250,000 of the maximum section 179 deduction of $500,000 in 2013. 1040ez form online For more information, see Special rules for qualified section 179 real property, later. 1040ez form online Also, see Election for certain qualified section 179 real property, later, for information on how to make this election. 1040ez form online Qualified leasehold improvement property. 1040ez form online   Generally, this is any improvement to an interior part of a building (placed in service before January 1, 2014) that is nonresidential real property, provided all of the requirements discussed in chapter 3 under Qualified leasehold improvement property are met. 1040ez form online   In addition, an improvement made by the lessor does not qualify as qualified leasehold improvement property to any subsequent owner unless it is acquired from the original lessor by reason of the lessor’s death or in any of the following types of transactions. 1040ez form online A transaction to which section 381(a) applies, A mere change in the form of conducting the trade or business so long as the property is retained in the trade or business as qualified leasehold improvement property and the taxpayer retains a substantial interest in the trade or business, A like-kind exchange, involuntary conversion, or re-acquisition of real property to the extent that the basis in the property represents the carryover basis, or Certain nonrecognition transactions to the extent that your basis in the property is determined by reference to the transferor’s or distributor’s basis in the property. 1040ez form online Examples include the following. 1040ez form online A complete liquidation of a subsidiary. 1040ez form online A transfer to a corporation controlled by the transferor. 1040ez form online An exchange of property by a corporation solely for stock or securities in another corporation in a reorganization. 1040ez form online Qualified restaurant property. 1040ez form online   Qualified restaurant property is any section 1250 property that is a building or an improvement to a building placed in service after December 31, 2008, and before January 1, 2014. 1040ez form online Also, more than 50% of the building’s square footage must be devoted to preparation of meals and seating for on-premise consumption of prepared meals. 1040ez form online Qualified retail improvement property. 1040ez form online   Generally, this is any improvement (placed in service after December 31, 2008, and before January 1, 2014) to an interior portion of nonresidential real property if it meets the following requirements. 1040ez form online The portion is open to the general public and is used in the retail trade or business of selling tangible property to the general public. 1040ez form online The improvement is placed in service more than 3 years after the date the building was first placed in service. 1040ez form online The expenses are not for the enlargement of the building, any elevator or escalator, any structural components benefiting a common area, or the internal structural framework of the building. 1040ez form online In addition, an improvement made by the lessor does not qualify as qualified retail improvement property to any subsequent owner unless it is acquired from the original lessor by reason of the lessor’s death or in any of the following types of transactions. 1040ez form online A transaction to which section 381(a) applies, A mere change in the form of conducting the trade or business so long as the property is retained in the trade or business as qualified leasehold improvement property and the taxpayer retains a substantial interest in the trade or business, A like-kind exchange, involuntary conversion, or re-acquisition of real property to the extent that the basis in the property represents the carryover basis, or Certain nonrecognition transactions to the extent that your basis in the property is determined by reference to the transferor’s or distributor’s basis in the property. 1040ez form online Examples include the following. 1040ez form online A complete liquidation of a subsidiary. 1040ez form online A transfer to a corporation controlled by the transferor. 1040ez form online An exchange of property by a corporation solely for stock or securities in another corporation in a reorganization. 1040ez form online Property Acquired for Business Use To qualify for the section 179 deduction, your property must have been acquired for use in your trade or business. 1040ez form online Property you acquire only for the production of income, such as investment property, rental property (if renting property is not your trade or business), and property that produces royalties, does not qualify. 1040ez form online Partial business use. 1040ez form online   When you use property for both business and nonbusiness purposes, you can elect the section 179 deduction only if you use the property more than 50% for business in the year you place it in service. 1040ez form online If you use the property more than 50% for business, multiply the cost of the property by the percentage of business use. 1040ez form online Use the resulting business cost to figure your section 179 deduction. 1040ez form online Example. 1040ez form online May Oak bought and placed in service an item of section 179 property costing $11,000. 1040ez form online She used the property 80% for her business and 20% for personal purposes. 1040ez form online The business part of the cost of the property is $8,800 (80% × $11,000). 1040ez form online Property Acquired by Purchase To qualify for the section 179 deduction, your property must have been acquired by purchase. 1040ez form online For example, property acquired by gift or inheritance does not qualify. 1040ez form online Property is not considered acquired by purchase in the following situations. 1040ez form online It is acquired by one component member of a controlled group from another component member of the same group. 1040ez form online Its basis is determined either— In whole or in part by its adjusted basis in the hands of the person from whom it was acquired, or Under the stepped-up basis rules for property acquired from a decedent. 1040ez form online It is acquired from a related person. 1040ez form online Related persons. 1040ez form online   Related persons are described under Related persons earlier. 1040ez form online However, to determine whether property qualifies for the section 179 deduction, treat as an individual's family only his or her spouse, ancestors, and lineal descendants and substitute "50%" for "10%" each place it appears. 1040ez form online Example. 1040ez form online Ken Larch is a tailor. 1040ez form online He bought two industrial sewing machines from his father. 1040ez form online He placed both machines in service in the same year he bought them. 1040ez form online They do not qualify as section 179 property because Ken and his father are related persons. 1040ez form online He cannot claim a section 179 deduction for the cost of these machines. 1040ez form online What Property Does Not Qualify? Certain property does not qualify for the section 179 deduction. 1040ez form online This includes the following. 1040ez form online Land and Improvements Land and land improvements do not qualify as section 179 property. 1040ez form online Land improvements include swimming pools, paved parking areas, wharves, docks, bridges, and fences. 1040ez form online Excepted Property Even if the requirements explained earlier under What Property Qualifies are met, you cannot elect the section 179 deduction for the following property. 1040ez form online Certain property you lease to others (if you are a noncorporate lessor). 1040ez form online Certain property used predominantly to furnish lodging or in connection with the furnishing of lodging. 1040ez form online Air conditioning or heating units. 1040ez form online Property used predominantly outside the United States, except property described in section 168(g)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. 1040ez form online Property used by certain tax-exempt organizations, except property used in connection with the production of income subject to the tax on unrelated trade or business income. 1040ez form online Property used by governmental units or foreign persons or entities, except property used under a lease with a term of less than 6 months. 1040ez form online Leased property. 1040ez form online   Generally, you cannot claim a section 179 deduction based on the cost of property you lease to someone else. 1040ez form online This rule does not apply to corporations. 1040ez form online However, you can claim a section 179 deduction for the cost of the following property. 1040ez form online Property you manufacture or produce and lease to others. 1040ez form online Property you purchase and lease to others if both the following tests are met. 1040ez form online The term of the lease (including options to renew) is less than 50% of the property's class life. 1040ez form online For the first 12 months after the property is transferred to the lessee, the total business deductions you are allowed on the property (other than rents and reimbursed amounts) are more than 15% of the rental income from the property. 1040ez form online Property used for lodging. 1040ez form online   Generally, you cannot claim a section 179 deduction for property used predominantly to furnish lodging or in connection with the furnishing of lodging. 1040ez form online However, this does not apply to the following types of property. 1040ez form online Nonlodging commercial facilities that are available to those not using the lodging facilities on the same basis as they are available to those using the lodging facilities. 1040ez form online Property used by a hotel or motel in connection with the trade or business of furnishing lodging where the predominant portion of the accommodations is used by transients. 1040ez form online Any certified historic structure to the extent its basis is due to qualified rehabilitation expenditures. 1040ez form online Any energy property. 1040ez form online Energy property. 1040ez form online   Energy property is property that meets the following requirements. 1040ez form online It is one of the following types of property. 1040ez form online Equipment that uses solar energy to generate electricity, to heat or cool a structure, to provide hot water for use in a structure, or to provide solar process heat, except for equipment used to generate energy to heat a swimming pool. 1040ez form online Equipment placed in service after December 31, 2005, and before January 1, 2017, that uses solar energy to illuminate the inside of a structure using fiber-optic distributed sunlight. 1040ez form online Equipment used to produce, distribute, or use energy derived from a geothermal deposit. 1040ez form online For electricity generated by geothermal power, this includes equipment up to (but not including) the electrical transmission stage. 1040ez form online Qualified fuel cell property or qualified microturbine property placed in service after December 31, 2005, and before January 1, 2017. 1040ez form online The construction, reconstruction, or erection of the property must be completed by you. 1040ez form online For property you acquire, the original use of the property must begin with you. 1040ez form online The property must meet the performance and quality standards, if any, prescribed by Income Tax Regulations in effect at the time you get the property. 1040ez form online   For periods before February 14, 2008, energy property does not include any property that is public utility property as defined by section 46(f)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code (as in effect on November 4, 1990). 1040ez form online How Much Can You Deduct? Your section 179 deduction is generally the cost of the qualifying property. 1040ez form online However, the total amount you can elect to deduct under section 179 is subject to a dollar limit and a business income limit. 1040ez form online These limits apply to each taxpayer, not to each business. 1040ez form online However, see Married Individuals under Dollar Limits , later. 1040ez form online For a passenger automobile, the total section 179 deduction and depreciation deduction are limited. 1040ez form online See Do the Passenger Automobile Limits Apply in chapter 5 . 1040ez form online If you deduct only part of the cost of qualifying property as a section 179 deduction, you can generally depreciate the cost you do not deduct. 1040ez form online Trade-in of other property. 1040ez form online   If you buy qualifying property with cash and a trade-in, its cost for purposes of the section 179 deduction includes only the cash you paid. 1040ez form online Example. 1040ez form online Silver Leaf, a retail bakery, traded two ovens having a total adjusted basis of $680 for a new oven costing $1,320. 1040ez form online They received an $800 trade-in allowance for the old ovens and paid $520 in cash for the new oven. 1040ez form online The bakery also traded a used van with an adjusted basis of $4,500 for a new van costing $9,000. 1040ez form online They received a $4,800 trade-in allowance on the used van and paid $4,200 in cash for the new van. 1040ez form online Only the portion of the new property's basis paid by cash qualifies for the section 179 deduction. 1040ez form online Therefore, Silver Leaf's qualifying costs for the section 179 deduction are $4,720 ($520 + $4,200). 1040ez form online Dollar Limits The total amount you can elect to deduct under section 179 for most property placed in service in 2013 generally cannot be more than $500,000. 1040ez form online If you acquire and place in service more than one item of qualifying property during the year, you can allocate the section 179 deduction among the items in any way, as long as the total deduction is not more than $500,000. 1040ez form online You do not have to claim the full $500,000. 1040ez form online Qualified real property (described earlier) that you elected to treat as section 179 real property is limited to $250,000 of the maximum deduction of $500,000 for 2013. 1040ez form online The amount you can elect to deduct is not affected if you place qualifying property in service in a short tax year or if you place qualifying property in service for only a part of a 12-month tax year. 1040ez form online After you apply the dollar limit to determine a tentative deduction, you must apply the business income limit (described later) to determine your actual section 179 deduction. 1040ez form online Example. 1040ez form online In 2013, you bought and placed in service $500,000 in machinery and a $25,000 circular saw for your business. 1040ez form online You elect to deduct $475,000 for the machinery and the entire $25,000 for the saw, a total of $500,000. 1040ez form online This is the maximum amount you can deduct. 1040ez form online Your $25,000 deduction for the saw completely recovered its cost. 1040ez form online Your basis for depreciation is zero. 1040ez form online The basis for depreciation of your machinery is $25,000. 1040ez form online You figure this by subtracting your $475,000 section 179 deduction for the machinery from the $500,000 cost of the machinery. 1040ez form online Situations affecting dollar limit. 1040ez form online   Under certain circumstances, the general dollar limits on the section 179 deduction may be reduced or increased or there may be additional dollar limits. 1040ez form online The general dollar limit is affected by any of the following situations. 1040ez form online The cost of your section 179 property placed in service exceeds $2,000,000. 1040ez form online Your business is an enterprise zone business. 1040ez form online You placed in service a sport utility or certain other vehicles. 1040ez form online You are married filing a joint or separate return. 1040ez form online Costs exceeding $2,000,000 If the cost of your qualifying section 179 property placed in service in a year is more than $2,000,000, you generally must reduce the dollar limit (but not below zero) by the amount of cost over $2,000,000. 1040ez form online If the cost of your section 179 property placed in service during 2013 is $2,500,000 or more, you cannot take a section 179 deduction. 1040ez form online Example. 1040ez form online In 2013, Jane Ash placed in service machinery costing $2,100,000. 1040ez form online This cost is $100,000 more than $2,000,000, so she must reduce her dollar limit to $400,000 ($500,000 − $100,000). 1040ez form online Enterprise Zone Businesses An increased section 179 deduction is available to enterprise zone businesses for qualified zone property placed in service during the tax year, in an empowerment zone. 1040ez form online For more information including the definitions of “enterprise zone business” and “qualified zone property,” see sections 1397A, 1397C, and 1397D of the Internal Revenue Code. 1040ez form online The dollar limit on the section 179 deduction is increased by the smaller of: $35,000, or The cost of section 179 property that is also qualified zone property placed in service before January 1, 2014 (including such property placed in service by your spouse, even if you are filing a separate return). 1040ez form online Note. 1040ez form online   You take into account only 50% (instead of 100%) of the cost of qualified zone property placed in service in a year when figuring the reduced dollar limit for costs exceeding $2,000,000 (explained earlier). 1040ez form online Sport Utility and Certain Other Vehicles You cannot elect to expense more than $25,000 of the cost of any heavy sport utility vehicle (SUV) and certain other vehicles placed in service during the tax year. 1040ez form online This rule applies to any 4-wheeled vehicle primarily designed or used to carry passengers over public streets, roads, or highways, that is rated at more than 6,000 pounds gross vehicle weight and not more than 14,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. 1040ez form online However, the $25,000 limit does not apply to any vehicle: Designed to seat more than nine passengers behind the driver's seat, Equipped with a cargo area (either open or enclosed by a cap) of at least six feet in interior length that is not readily accessible from the passenger compartment, or That has an integral enclosure fully enclosing the driver compartment and load carrying device, does not have seating rearward of the driver's seat, and has no body section protruding more than 30 inches ahead of the leading edge of the windshield. 1040ez form online Married Individuals If you are married, how you figure your section 179 deduction depends on whether you file jointly or separately. 1040ez form online If you file a joint return, you and your spouse are treated as one taxpayer in determining any reduction to the dollar limit, regardless of which of you purchased the property or placed it in service. 1040ez form online If you and your spouse file separate returns, you are treated as one taxpayer for the dollar limit, including the reduction for costs over $2,000,000. 1040ez form online You must allocate the dollar limit (after any reduction) between you equally, unless you both elect a different allocation. 1040ez form online If the percentages elected by each of you do not total 100%, 50% will be allocated to each of you. 1040ez form online Example. 1040ez form online Jack Elm is married. 1040ez form online He and his wife file separate returns. 1040ez form online Jack bought and placed in service $2,000,000 of qualified farm machinery in 2013. 1040ez form online His wife has her own business, and she bought and placed in service $30,000 of qualified business equipment. 1040ez form online Their combined dollar limit is $470,000. 1040ez form online This is because they must figure the limit as if they were one taxpayer. 1040ez form online They reduce the $500,000 dollar limit by the $30,000 excess of their costs over $2,000,000. 1040ez form online They elect to allocate the $470,000 dollar limit as follows. 1040ez form online $446,500 ($470,000 x 95%) to Mr. 1040ez form online Elm's machinery. 1040ez form online $23,500 ($470,000 x 5%) to Mrs. 1040ez form online Elm's equipment. 1040ez form online If they did not make an election to allocate their costs in this way, they would have to allocate $235,000 ($470,000 × 50%) to each of them. 1040ez form online Joint return after filing separate returns. 1040ez form online   If you and your spouse elect to amend your separate returns by filing a joint return after the due date for filing your return, the dollar limit on the joint return is the lesser of the following amounts. 1040ez form online The dollar limit (after reduction for any cost of section 179 property over $2,000,000). 1040ez form online The total cost of section 179 property you and your spouse elected to expense on your separate returns. 1040ez form online Example. 1040ez form online The facts are the same as in the previous example except that Jack elected to deduct $30,000 of the cost of section 179 property on his separate return and his wife elected to deduct $2,000. 1040ez form online After the due date of their returns, they file a joint return. 1040ez form online Their dollar limit for the section 179 deduction is $32,000. 1040ez form online This is the lesser of the following amounts. 1040ez form online $470,000—The dollar limit less the cost of section 179 property over $2,000,000. 1040ez form online $32,000—The total they elected to expense on their separate returns. 1040ez form online Business Income Limit The total cost you can deduct each year after you apply the dollar limit is limited to the taxable income from the active conduct of any trade or business during the year. 1040ez form online Generally, you are considered to actively conduct a trade or business if you meaningfully participate in the management or operations of the trade or business. 1040ez form online Any cost not deductible in one year under section 179 because of this limit can be carried to the next year. 1040ez form online Special rules apply to a 2013 deduction of qualified section 179 real property that is disallowed because of the business income limit. 1040ez form online See Special rules for qualified section 179 property under Carryover of disallowed deduction, later. 1040ez form online Taxable income. 1040ez form online   In general, figure taxable income for this purpose by totaling the net income and losses from all trades and businesses you actively conducted during the year. 1040ez form online Net income or loss from a trade or business includes the following items. 1040ez form online Section 1231 gains (or losses). 1040ez form online Interest from working capital of your trade or business. 1040ez form online Wages, salaries, tips, or other pay earned as an employee. 1040ez form online For information about section 1231 gains and losses, see chapter 3 in Publication 544. 1040ez form online   In addition, figure taxable income without regard to any of the following. 1040ez form online The section 179 deduction. 1040ez form online The self-employment tax deduction. 1040ez form online Any net operating loss carryback or carryforward. 1040ez form online Any unreimbursed employee business expenses. 1040ez form online Two different taxable income limits. 1040ez form online   In addition to the business income limit for your section 179 deduction, you may have a taxable income limit for some other deduction. 1040ez form online You may have to figure the limit for this other deduction taking into account the section 179 deduction. 1040ez form online If so, complete the following steps. 1040ez form online Step Action 1 Figure taxable income without the section 179 deduction or the other deduction. 1040ez form online 2 Figure a hypothetical section 179 deduction using the taxable income figured in Step 1. 1040ez form online 3 Subtract the hypothetical section 179 deduction figured in Step 2 from the taxable income figured in Step 1. 1040ez form online 4 Figure a hypothetical amount for the other deduction using the amount figured in Step 3 as taxable income. 1040ez form online 5 Subtract the hypothetical other deduction figured in Step 4 from the taxable income figured in Step 1. 1040ez form online 6 Figure your actual section 179 deduction using the taxable income figured in Step 5. 1040ez form online 7 Subtract your actual section 179 deduction figured in Step 6 from the taxable income figured in Step 1. 1040ez form online 8 Figure your actual other deduction using the taxable income figured in Step 7. 1040ez form online Example. 1040ez form online On February 1, 2013, the XYZ corporation purchased and placed in service qualifying section 179 property that cost $500,000. 1040ez form online It elects to expense the entire $500,000 cost under section 179. 1040ez form online In June, the corporation gave a charitable contribution of $10,000. 1040ez form online A corporation's limit on charitable contributions is figured after subtracting any section 179 deduction. 1040ez form online The business income limit for the section 179 deduction is figured after subtracting any allowable charitable contributions. 1040ez form online XYZ's taxable income figured without the section 179 deduction or the deduction for charitable contributions is $520,000. 1040ez form online XYZ figures its section 179 deduction and its deduction for charitable contributions as follows. 1040ez form online Step 1– Taxable income figured without either deduction is $520,000. 1040ez form online Step 2– Using $520,000 as taxable income, XYZ's hypothetical section 179 deduction is $500,000. 1040ez form online Step 3– $20,000 ($520,000 − $500,000). 1040ez form online Step 4– Using $20,000 (from Step 3) as taxable income, XYZ's hypothetical charitable contribution (limited to 10% of taxable income) is $2,000. 1040ez form online Step 5– $518,000 ($520,000 − $2,000). 1040ez form online Step 6– Using $518,000 (from Step 5) as taxable income, XYZ figures the actual section 179 deduction. 1040ez form online Because the taxable income is at least $500,000, XYZ can take a $500,000 section 179 deduction. 1040ez form online Step 7– $20,000 ($520,000 − $500,000). 1040ez form online Step 8– Using $20,000 (from Step 7) as taxable income, XYZ's actual charitable contribution (limited to 10% of taxable income) is $2,000. 1040ez form online Carryover of disallowed deduction. 1040ez form online   You can carry over for an unlimited number of years the cost of any section 179 property you elected to expense but were unable to because of the business income limit. 1040ez form online This disallowed deduction amount is shown on line 13 of Form 4562. 1040ez form online You use the amount you carry over to determine your section 179 deduction in the next year. 1040ez form online Enter that amount on line 10 of your Form 4562 for the next year. 1040ez form online   If you place more than one property in service in a year, you can select the properties for which all or a part of the costs will be carried forward. 1040ez form online Your selections must be shown in your books and records. 1040ez form online For this purpose, treat section 179 costs allocated from a partnership or an S corporation as one item of section 179 property. 1040ez form online If you do not make a selection, the total carryover will be allocated equally among the properties you elected to expense for the year. 1040ez form online   If costs from more than one year are carried forward to a subsequent year in which only part of the total carryover can be deducted, you must deduct the costs being carried forward from the earliest year first. 1040ez form online Special rules for qualified section 179 real property. 1040ez form online   You can carry over to 2013 a 2012 deduction attributable to qualified section 179 real property that you elected to expense but were unable to take because of the business income limitation. 1040ez form online Any such 2012 carryover amounts that are not deducted in 2013, plus any 2013 disallowed section 179 expense deductions attributable to qualified real property, are not carried over to 2014. 1040ez form online Instead these amounts are treated as property placed in service on the first day of 2013 for purposes of computing depreciation (including the special depreciation allowance, if applicable). 1040ez form online See section 179(f) of the Internal Revenue Code and Notice 2013-59 for more information. 1040ez form online If there is a sale or other disposition of your property (including a transfer at death) before you can use the full amount of any outstanding carryover of your disallowed section 179 deduction, neither you nor the new owner can deduct any of the unused amount. 1040ez form online Instead, you must add it back to the property's basis. 1040ez form online Partnerships and Partners The section 179 deduction limits apply both to the partnership and to each partner. 1040ez form online The partnership determines its section 179 deduction subject to the limits. 1040ez form online It then allocates the deduction among its partners. 1040ez form online Each partner adds the amount allocated from partnerships (shown on Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. 1040ez form online ) to his or her nonpartnership section 179 costs and then applies the dollar limit to this total. 1040ez form online To determine any reduction in the dollar limit for costs over $2,000,000, the partner does not include any of the cost of section 179 property placed in service by the partnership. 1040ez form online After the dollar limit (reduced for any nonpartnership section 179 costs over $2,000,000) is applied, any remaining cost of the partnership and nonpartnership section 179 property is subject to the business income limit. 1040ez form online Partnership's taxable income. 1040ez form online   For purposes of the business income limit, figure the partnership's taxable income by adding together the net income and losses from all trades or businesses actively conducted by the partnership during the year. 1040ez form online See the Instructions for Form 1065 for information on how to figure partnership net income (or loss). 1040ez form online However, figure taxable income without regard to credits, tax-exempt income, the section 179 deduction, and guaranteed payments under section 707(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. 1040ez form online Partner's share of partnership's taxable income. 1040ez form online   For purposes of the business income limit, the taxable income of a partner engaged in the active conduct of one or more of a partnership's trades or businesses includes his or her allocable share of taxable income derived from the partnership's active conduct of any trade or business. 1040ez form online Example. 1040ez form online In 2013, Beech Partnership placed in service section 179 property with a total cost of $2,025,000. 1040ez form online The partnership must reduce its dollar limit by $25,000 ($2,025,000 − $2,000,000). 1040ez form online Its maximum section 179 deduction is $475,000 ($500,000 − $25,000), and it elects to expense that amount. 1040ez form online The partnership's taxable income from the active conduct of all its trades or businesses for the year was $600,000, so it can deduct the full $475,000. 1040ez form online It allocates $40,000 of its section 179 deduction and $50,000 of its taxable income to Dean, one of its partners. 1040ez form online In addition to being a partner in Beech Partnership, Dean is also a partner in the Cedar Partnership, which allocated to him a $30,000 section 179 deduction and $35,000 of its taxable income from the active conduct of its business. 1040ez form online He also conducts a business as a sole proprietor and, in 2013, placed in service in that business qualifying section 179 property costing $55,000. 1040ez form online He had a net loss of $5,000 from that business for the year. 1040ez form online Dean does not have to include section 179 partnership costs to figure any reduction in his dollar limit, so his total section 179 costs for the year are not more than $2,000,000 and his dollar limit is not reduced. 1040ez form online His maximum section 179 deduction is $500,000. 1040ez form online He elects to expense all of the $70,000 in section 179 deductions allocated from the partnerships ($40,000 from Beech Partnership plus $30,000 from Cedar Partnership), plus $55,000 of his sole proprietorship's section 179 costs, and notes that information in his books and records. 1040ez form online However, his deduction is limited to his business taxable income of $80,000 ($50,000 from Beech Partnership, plus $35,000 from Cedar Partnership minus $5,000 loss from his sole proprietorship). 1040ez form online He carries over $45,000 ($125,000 − $80,000) of the elected section 179 costs to 2014. 1040ez form online He allocates the carryover amount to the cost of section 179 property placed in service in his sole proprietorship, and notes that allocation in his books and records. 1040ez form online Different tax years. 1040ez form online   For purposes of the business income limit, if the partner's tax year and that of the partnership differ, the partner's share of the partnership's taxable income for a tax year is generally the partner's distributive share for the partnership tax year that ends with or within the partner's tax year. 1040ez form online Example. 1040ez form online John and James Oak are equal partners in Oak Partnership. 1040ez form online Oak Partnership uses a tax year ending January 31. 1040ez form online John and James both use a tax year ending December 31. 1040ez form online For its tax year ending January 31, 2013, Oak Partnership's taxable income from the active conduct of its business is $80,000, of which $70,000 was earned during 2012. 1040ez form online John and James each include $40,000 (each partner's entire share) of partnership taxable income in computing their business income limit for the 2013 tax year. 1040ez form online Adjustment of partner's basis in partnership. 1040ez form online   A partner must reduce the basis of his or her partnership interest by the total amount of section 179 expenses allocated from the partnership even if the partner cannot currently deduct the total amount. 1040ez form online If the partner disposes of his or her partnership interest, the partner's basis for determining gain or loss is increased by any outstanding carryover of disallowed section 179 expenses allocated from the partnership. 1040ez form online Adjustment of partnership's basis in section 179 property. 1040ez form online   The basis of a partnership's section 179 property must be reduced by the section 179 deduction elected by the partnership. 1040ez form online This reduction of basis must be made even if a partner cannot deduct all or part of the section 179 deduction allocated to that partner by the partnership because of the limits. 1040ez form online S Corporations Generally, the rules that apply to a partnership and its partners also apply to an S corporation and its shareholders. 1040ez form online The deduction limits apply to an S corporation and to each shareholder. 1040ez form online The S corporation allocates its deduction to the shareholders who then take their section 179 deduction subject to the limits. 1040ez form online Figuring taxable income for an S corporation. 1040ez form online   To figure taxable income (or loss) from the active conduct by an S corporation of any trade or business, you total the net income and losses from all trades or businesses actively conducted by the S corporation during the year. 1040ez form online   To figure the net income (or loss) from a trade or business actively conducted by an S corporation, you take into account the items from that trade or business that are passed through to the shareholders and used in determining each shareholder's tax liability. 1040ez form online However, you do not take into account any credits, tax-exempt income, the section 179 deduction, and deductions for compensation paid to shareholder-employees. 1040ez form online For purposes of determining the total amount of S corporation items, treat deductions and losses as negative income. 1040ez form online In figuring the taxable income of an S corporation, disregard any limits on the amount of an S corporation item that must be taken into account when figuring a shareholder's taxable income. 1040ez form online Other Corporations A corporation's taxable income from its active conduct of any trade or business is its taxable income figured with the following changes. 1040ez form online It is figured before deducting the section 179 deduction, any net operating loss deduction, and special deductions (as reported on the corporation's income tax return). 1040ez form online It is adjusted for items of income or deduction included in the amount figured in 1, above, not derived from a trade or business actively conducted by the corporation during the tax year. 1040ez form online How Do You Elect the Deduction? You elect to take the section 179 deduction by completing Part I of Form 4562. 1040ez form online If you elect the deduction for listed property (described in chapter 5), complete Part V of Form 4562 before completing Part I. 1040ez form online For property placed in service in 2013, file Form 4562 with either of the following. 1040ez form online Your original 2013 tax return, whether or not you file it timely. 1040ez form online An amended return for 2013 filed within the time prescribed by law. 1040ez form online An election made on an amended return must specify the item of section 179 property to which the election applies and the part of the cost of each such item to be taken into account. 1040ez form online The amended return must also include any resulting adjustments to taxable income. 1040ez form online You must keep records that show the specific identification of each piece of qualifying section 179 property. 1040ez form online These records must show how you acquired the property, the person you acquired it from, and when you placed it in service. 1040ez form online Election for certain qualified section 179 real property. 1040ez form online   You can elect to expense certain qualified real property that you placed in service as section 179 property for tax years beginning in 2013. 1040ez form online If you elect to treat this property as section 179 property, you must elect the application of the special rules for qualified real property described in section 179(f) of the Internal Revenue Code. 1040ez form online   To make the election, attach a statement indicating you are “electing the application of section 179(f) of the Internal Revenue Code” with either of the following. 1040ez form online Your original 2013 tax return, whether or not you file it timely. 1040ez form online An amended return for 2013 filed within the time prescribed by law. 1040ez form online The amended return must also include any adjustments to taxable income. 1040ez form online   The statement should indicate your election to expense certain qualified real property under section 179(f) on your return. 1040ez form online It must specify one or more of the three types of qualified property (described under Qualified real property ) to which the election applies, the cost of each such type, and the portion of the cost of each such property to be taken into account. 1040ez form online Also, report this on line 6 of Form 4562. 1040ez form online    The maximum section 179 expense deduction that can be taken for qualified section 179 real property is limited to $250,000. 1040ez form online Revoking an election. 1040ez form online   An election (or any specification made in the election) to take a section 179 deduction for 2013 can be revoked without IRS approval by filing an amended return. 1040ez form online The amended return must be filed within the time prescribed by law. 1040ez form online The amended return must also include any resulting adjustments to taxable income. 1040ez form online Once made, the revocation is irrevocable. 1040ez form online When Must You Recapture the Deduction? You may have to recapture the section 179 deduction if, in any year during the property's recovery period, the percentage of business use drops to 50% or less. 1040ez form online In the year the business use drops to 50% or less, you include the recapture amount as ordinary income in Part IV of Form 4797. 1040ez form online You also increase the basis of the property by the recapture amount. 1040ez form online Recovery periods for property are discussed under Which Recovery Period Applies in chapter 4 . 1040ez form online If you sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of the property, do not figure the recapture amount under the rules explained in this discussion. 1040ez form online Instead, use the rules for recapturing depreciation explained in chapter 3 of Publication 544 under Section 1245 Property. 1040ez form online For qualified real property (described earlier), see Notice 2013-59 for determining the portion of the gain that is attributable to section 1245 property upon the sale or other disposition of qualified real property. 1040ez form online If the property is listed property (described in chapter 5 ), do not figure the recapture amount under the rules explained in this discussion when the percentage of business use drops to 50% or less. 1040ez form online Instead, use the rules for recapturing excess depreciation in chapter 5 under What Is the Business-Use Requirement. 1040ez form online Figuring the recapture amount. 1040ez form online   To figure the amount to recapture, take the following steps. 1040ez form online Figure the depreciation that would have been allowable on the section 179 deduction you claimed. 1040ez form online Begin with the year you placed the property in service and include the year of recapture. 1040ez form online Subtract the depreciation figured in (1) from the section 179 deduction you claimed. 1040ez form online The result is the amount you must recapture. 1040ez form online Example. 1040ez form online In January 2011, Paul Lamb, a calendar year taxpayer, bought and placed in service section 179 property costing $10,000. 1040ez form online The property is not listed property. 1040ez form online The property is 3-year property. 1040ez form online He elected a $5,000 section 179 deduction for the property and also elected not to claim a special depreciation allowance. 1040ez form online He used the property only for business in 2011 and 2012. 1040ez form online In 2013, he used the property 40% for business and 60% for personal use. 1040ez form online He figures his recapture amount as follows. 1040ez form online Section 179 deduction claimed (2011) $5,000. 1040ez form online 00 Minus: Allowable depreciation using Table A-1 (instead of section 179 deduction):   2011 $1,666. 1040ez form online 50   2012 2,222. 1040ez form online 50   2013 ($740. 1040ez form online 50 × 40% (business)) 296. 1040ez form online 20 4,185. 1040ez form online 20 2013 — Recapture amount $ 814. 1040ez form online 80 Paul must include $814. 1040ez form online 80 in income for 2013. 1040ez form online If any qualified zone property placed in service during the year ceases to be used in an empowerment zone by an enterprise zone business in a later year, the benefit of the increased section 179 deduction must be reported as other income on your return. 1040ez form online Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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IRS Offers Advice on How to Choose a Tax Preparer
FS-2014-5, February 2014 — Many people hire a professional when it’s time to file their tax return. If you pay someone to prepare your federal income tax return, the IRS urges you to choose that person wisely. Even if you don’t prepare your own return, you’re still legally responsible for what is on it.

Earned Income Tax Credit; Do I Qualify?
FS-2014-4, January 2014 — The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a financial boost for people working hard to make ends meet. Millions of workers may qualify for the first time this year due to changes in their marital, parental or financial status.

IRS Criminal Investigation Combats Identity Theft Refund Fraud
FS-2014-3, January 2014 — The IRS has seen a significant increase in refund fraud that involves identity thieves who file false claims for refunds by stealing and using someone's Social Security number. The investigative work done by Criminal Investigation is a major component of the IRS’s efforts to combat tax-related identity theft. 

Tips for Taxpayers, Victims about Identity Theft and Tax Returns
FS-2014-2, January 2014 — Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes nationwide, and refund fraud caused by identity theft is one of the biggest challenges facing the IRS. In 2014, the IRS continues to take new steps and strong actions to protect taxpayers and help victims of identity theft and refund fraud.

IRS Combats Identity Theft and Refund Fraud on Many Fronts
FS-2014-1, January 2014 — Stopping identity theft and refund fraud is a top priority for the IRS. The agency’s work on identity theft and refund fraud continues to grow, touching nearly every part of the organization. For the 2014 filing season, the IRS has expanded these efforts to better protect taxpayers and help victims.

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1040ez form online 1. 1040ez form online   Filing Information Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Filing RequirementsWhen To File and Pay Foreign Currency Does My Return Have To Be On Paper? Where To File Nonresident Alien Spouse Treated as a ResidentSocial Security Number (SSN) How To Make the Choice Suspending the Choice Ending the Choice Estimated Tax Other Forms You May Have To File Topics - This chapter discusses: Whether you have to file a return, When to file your return and pay any tax due, How to treat foreign currency, How to file electronically, Where to file your return, When you can treat your nonresident alien spouse as a resident, and When you may have to make estimated tax payments. 1040ez form online Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 3 Armed Forces' Tax Guide 501 Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax 519 U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online Tax Guide for Aliens 970 Tax Benefits for Education Form (and Instructions) 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals 1040X Amended U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online Individual Income Tax Return 2350 Application for Extension of Time To File U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online Income Tax Return 2555 Foreign Earned Income 2555-EZ Foreign Earned Income Exclusion 4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online Individual Income Tax Return 8822 Change of Address See chapter 7 for information about getting these publications and forms. 1040ez form online Filing Requirements If you are a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and for paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the United States or abroad. 1040ez form online Your income, filing status, and age generally determine whether you must file an income tax return. 1040ez form online Generally, you must file a return for 2013 if your gross income from worldwide sources is at least the amount shown for your filing status in the following table. 1040ez form online Filing Status*   Amount Single $10,000 65 or older $11,500 Head of household $12,850 65 or older $14,350 Qualifying widow(er) $16,100 65 or older $17,300 Married filing jointly $20,000 Not living with spouse at end of year $3,900 One spouse 65 or older $21,200 Both spouses 65 or older $22,400 Married filing separately $3,900 *If you are the dependent of another taxpayer, see the instructions for Form 1040 for more information on whether you must file a return. 1040ez form online Gross income. 1040ez form online   This includes all income you receive in the form of money, goods, property, and services that is not exempt from tax. 1040ez form online   For purposes of determining whether you must file a return, gross income includes any income that you can exclude as foreign earned income or as a foreign housing amount. 1040ez form online If you are self-employed, your gross income includes the amount on Part I, line 7 of Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business, or line 1 of Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), Net Profit From Business. 1040ez form online Self-employed individuals. 1040ez form online   If your net earnings from self-employment are $400 or more, you must file a return even if your gross income is below the amount listed for your filing status in the table shown earlier. 1040ez form online Net earnings from self-employment are defined in Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. 1040ez form online 65 or older. 1040ez form online   You are considered to be age 65 on the day before your 65th birthday. 1040ez form online For example, if your 65th birthday is on January 1, 2014, you are considered 65 for 2013. 1040ez form online Residents of U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online possessions. 1040ez form online   If you are (or were) a bona fide resident of a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online possession, you may be required to file Form 8898, Statement for Individuals Who Begin or End Bona Fide Residence in a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online Possession. 1040ez form online See the instructions for the form for more information. 1040ez form online When To File and Pay If you file on a calendar year basis, the due date for filing your return is April 15 of the following year. 1040ez form online If you file on a fiscal year basis (a year ending on the last day of any month except December), the due date is 3 months and 15 days after the close of your fiscal year. 1040ez form online In general, the tax shown on your return should be paid by the due date of the return, without regard to any extension of time for filing the return. 1040ez form online When the due date for doing any act for tax purposes—filing a return, paying taxes, etc. 1040ez form online — falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is delayed until the next business day. 1040ez form online A tax return delivered by the U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online mail or a designated delivery service that is postmarked or dated by the delivery service on or before the due date is considered to have been filed on or before that date. 1040ez form online See your Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions for a list of designated delivery services. 1040ez form online Foreign wire transfers. 1040ez form online   If you have a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online bank account, you can use: EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System), or Federal Tax Application (same-day wire transfer). 1040ez form online If you do not have a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online bank account, ask if your financial institution has a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online affiliate that can help you make same-day wire transfers. 1040ez form online   For more information, visit www. 1040ez form online eftps. 1040ez form online gov. 1040ez form online Extensions You can get an extension of time to file your return. 1040ez form online In some circumstances, you also can get an extension of time to file and pay any tax due. 1040ez form online However, if you pay the tax due after the regular due date, interest will be charged from the regular due date until the date the tax is paid. 1040ez form online This publication discusses four extensions: an automatic 2-month extension, an automatic 6-month extension, an additional extension for taxpayers out of the country, and an extension of time to meet tests. 1040ez form online If you served in a combat zone or qualified hazardous duty area, see Publication 3 for a discussion of extensions of deadlines. 1040ez form online Automatic 2-month extension. 1040ez form online   You are allowed an automatic 2-month extension to file your return and pay federal income tax if you are a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online citizen or resident alien, and on the regular due date of your return: You are living outside the United States and Puerto Rico and your main place of business or post of duty is outside the United States and Puerto Rico, or You are in military or naval service on duty outside the United States and Puerto Rico. 1040ez form online   If you use a calendar year, the regular due date of your return is April 15. 1040ez form online Even if you are allowed an extension, you will have to pay interest on any tax not paid by the regular due date of your return. 1040ez form online Married taxpayers. 1040ez form online   If you file a joint return, either you or your spouse can qualify for the automatic extension. 1040ez form online If you and your spouse file separate returns, this automatic extension applies only to the spouse who qualifies for it. 1040ez form online How to get the extension. 1040ez form online   To use this automatic 2-month extension, you must attach a statement to your return explaining which of the two situations listed earlier qualified you for the extension. 1040ez form online Automatic 6-month extension. 1040ez form online   If you are not able to file your return by the due date, you generally can get an automatic 6-month extension of time to file (but not of time to pay). 1040ez form online To get this automatic extension, you must file a paper Form 4868 or use IRS e-file (electronic filing). 1040ez form online For more information about filing electronically, see E-file options , later. 1040ez form online   The form must show your properly estimated tax liability based on the information available to you. 1040ez form online    You may not be eligible. 1040ez form online You cannot use the automatic 6-month extension of time to file if: You want the IRS to figure your tax, or You are under a court order to file by the regular due date. 1040ez form online E-file options. 1040ez form online    You can use e-file to get an extension of time to file. 1040ez form online You can either file Form 4868 electronically or you can pay part or all of your estimate of tax due using a credit or debit card. 1040ez form online   First, complete Form 4868 to use as a worksheet. 1040ez form online If you think you may owe tax when you file your return, use Part II of the form to estimate your balance due. 1040ez form online    Then, do one of the following. 1040ez form online E-file Form 4868. 1040ez form online You can use a tax software package with your personal computer or a tax professional to file Form 4868 electronically. 1040ez form online You will need to provide certain information from your tax return for 2012. 1040ez form online If you wish to make a payment by electronic funds withdrawal, see the instructions for Form 4868. 1040ez form online If you e-file Form 4868, do not also send a paper Form 4868. 1040ez form online E-file and pay by credit or debit card. 1040ez form online You can get an extension by paying part or all of your estimate of tax due by using a credit or debit card. 1040ez form online You can do this by phone or over the Internet. 1040ez form online If you do this, you do not file Form 4868. 1040ez form online For more information, see the instructions for your tax return. 1040ez form online When to file. 1040ez form online   Generally, you must request the 6-month extension by the regular due date of your return. 1040ez form online Previous 2-month extension. 1040ez form online   If you cannot file your return within the automatic 2-month extension period, you generally can get an additional 4 months to file your return, for a total of 6 months. 1040ez form online The 2-month period and the 6-month period start at the same time. 1040ez form online You have to request the additional 4 months by the new due date allowed by the 2-month extension. 1040ez form online   The additional 4 months of time to file (unlike the original 2-month extension) is not an extension of time to pay. 1040ez form online You must make an accurate estimate of your tax based on the information available to you. 1040ez form online If you find you cannot pay the full amount due with Form 4868, you can still get the extension. 1040ez form online You will owe interest on the unpaid amount from the original due date of the return. 1040ez form online   You also may be charged a penalty for paying the tax late unless you have reasonable cause for not paying your tax when due. 1040ez form online Penalties for paying the tax late are assessed from the original due date of your return, unless you qualify for the automatic 2-month extension. 1040ez form online In that situation, penalties for paying late are assessed from the extended due date of the payment (June 15 for calendar year taxpayers). 1040ez form online Additional extension of time for taxpayers out of the country. 1040ez form online   In addition to the 6-month extension, taxpayers who are out of the country can request a discretionary 2-month additional extension of time to file their returns (to December 15 for calendar year taxpayers). 1040ez form online   To request this extension, you must send the Internal Revenue Service a letter explaining the reasons why you need the additional 2 months. 1040ez form online Send the letter by the extended due date (October 15 for calendar year taxpayers) to the following address: Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Center Austin, TX 73301-0045   You will not receive any notification from the Internal Revenue Service unless your request is denied. 1040ez form online   The discretionary 2-month additional extension is not available to taxpayers who have an approved extension of time to file on Form 2350, discussed next. 1040ez form online Extension of time to meet tests. 1040ez form online   You generally cannot get an extension of more than 6 months. 1040ez form online However, if you are outside the United States and meet certain requirements, you may be able to get a longer extension. 1040ez form online   You can get an extension of more than 6 months to file your tax return if you need the time to meet either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test to qualify for either the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion or deduction. 1040ez form online The tests, the exclusions, and the deduction are explained in chapter 4. 1040ez form online   You should request an extension if all three of the following apply. 1040ez form online You are a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online citizen or resident alien. 1040ez form online You expect to meet either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test, but not until after your tax return is due. 1040ez form online Your tax home is in a foreign country (or countries) throughout your period of bona fide residence or physical presence, whichever applies. 1040ez form online   If you are granted an extension, it generally will be to 30 days beyond the date on which you can reasonably expect to qualify for an exclusion or deduction under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test. 1040ez form online However, if you have moving expenses that are for services performed in 2 years, you may be granted an extension until after the end of the second year. 1040ez form online How to get an extension. 1040ez form online   To obtain an extension, file Form 2350 either by giving it to a local IRS representative or other IRS employee or by mailing it to the: Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Center Austin, TX 73301-0045   You must file Form 2350 by the due date for filing your return. 1040ez form online Generally, if both your tax home and your abode are outside the United States and Puerto Rico on the regular due date of your return and you file on a calendar year basis, the due date for filing your return is June 15. 1040ez form online What if tests are not met. 1040ez form online   If you obtain an extension and unforeseen events make it impossible for you to meet either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test, you should file your income tax return as soon as possible because you must pay interest on any tax due after the regular due date of the return (even though an extension was granted). 1040ez form online    You should make any request for an extension early, so that if it is denied you still can file your return on time. 1040ez form online Otherwise, if you file late and additional tax is due, you may be subject to a penalty. 1040ez form online Return filed before test is met. 1040ez form online   If you file a return before you meet the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test, you must include all income from both U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online and foreign sources and pay the tax on that income. 1040ez form online If you later meet either of the tests, you can claim the foreign earned income exclusion, the foreign housing exclusion, or the foreign housing deduction on Form 1040X. 1040ez form online Foreign Currency You must express the amounts you report on your U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online tax return in U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollars. 1040ez form online If you receive all or part of your income or pay some or all of your expenses in foreign currency, you must translate the foreign currency into U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollars. 1040ez form online How you do this depends on your functional currency. 1040ez form online Your functional currency generally is the U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollar unless you are required to use the currency of a foreign country. 1040ez form online You must make all federal income tax determinations in your functional currency. 1040ez form online The U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollar is the functional currency for all taxpayers except some qualified business units (QBUs). 1040ez form online A QBU is a separate and clearly identified unit of a trade or business that maintains separate books and records. 1040ez form online Even if you have a QBU, your functional currency is the dollar if any of the following apply. 1040ez form online You conduct the business in U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollars. 1040ez form online The principal place of business is located in the United States. 1040ez form online You choose to or are required to use the U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollar as your functional currency. 1040ez form online The business books and records are not kept in the currency of the economic environment in which a significant part of the business activities is conducted. 1040ez form online Make all income tax determinations in your functional currency. 1040ez form online If your functional currency is the U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollar, you must immediately translate into U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollars all items of income, expense, etc. 1040ez form online (including taxes), that you receive, pay, or accrue in a foreign currency and that will affect computation of your income tax. 1040ez form online Use the exchange rate prevailing when you receive, pay, or accrue the item. 1040ez form online If there is more than one exchange rate, use the one that most properly reflects your income. 1040ez form online You can generally get exchange rates from banks and U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online Embassies. 1040ez form online If your functional currency is not the U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollar, make all income tax determinations in your functional currency. 1040ez form online At the end of the year, translate the results, such as income or loss, into U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollars to report on your income tax return. 1040ez form online Blocked Income You generally must report your foreign income in terms of U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollars and, with one exception (see Fulbright Grant, later), you must pay taxes due on it in U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollars. 1040ez form online If, because of restrictions in a foreign country, your income is not readily convertible into U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollars or into other money or property that is readily convertible into U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollars, your income is “blocked” or “deferrable” income. 1040ez form online You can report this income in one of two ways: Report the income and pay your federal income tax with U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollars that you have in the United States or in some other country, or Postpone the reporting of the income until it becomes unblocked. 1040ez form online If you choose to postpone the reporting of the income, you must file an information return with your tax return. 1040ez form online For this information return, you should use another Form 1040 labeled “Report of Deferrable Foreign Income, pursuant to Rev. 1040ez form online Rul. 1040ez form online 74-351. 1040ez form online ” You must declare on the information return that you will include the deferrable income in your taxable income for the year that it becomes unblocked. 1040ez form online You also must state that you waive any right to claim that the deferrable income was includible in your income for any earlier year. 1040ez form online You must report your income on your information return using the foreign currency in which you received that income. 1040ez form online If you have blocked income from more than one foreign country, include a separate information return for each country. 1040ez form online Income becomes unblocked and reportable for tax purposes when it becomes convertible, or when it is converted, into U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollars or into other money or property that is convertible into U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online currency. 1040ez form online Also, if you use blocked income for your personal expenses or dispose of it by gift, bequest, or devise, you must treat it as unblocked and reportable. 1040ez form online If you have received blocked income on which you have not paid tax, you should check to see whether that income is still blocked. 1040ez form online If it is not, you should take immediate steps to pay tax on it, file a declaration or amended declaration of estimated tax, and include the income on your tax return for the year in which the income became unblocked. 1040ez form online If you choose to postpone reporting blocked income and in a later tax year you wish to begin including it in gross income although it is still blocked, you must obtain the permission of the IRS to do so. 1040ez form online To apply for permission, file Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method. 1040ez form online You also must request permission from the IRS on Form 3115 if you have not chosen to defer the reporting of blocked income in the past, but now wish to begin reporting blocked income under the deferred method. 1040ez form online See the instructions for Form 3115 for information on changing your accounting method. 1040ez form online Fulbright Grant All income must be reported in U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollars. 1040ez form online In most cases, the tax also must be paid in U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollars. 1040ez form online If, however, at least 70% of your Fulbright grant has been paid in nonconvertible foreign currency (blocked income), you can use the currency of the host country to pay the part of the U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online tax that is based on the blocked income. 1040ez form online Paying U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online tax in foreign currency. 1040ez form online   To qualify for this method of payment, you must prepare a statement that shows the following information. 1040ez form online You were a Fulbright grantee and were paid in nonconvertible foreign currency. 1040ez form online The total grant you received during the year and the amount you received in nonconvertible foreign currency. 1040ez form online At least 70% of the grant was paid in nonconvertible foreign currency. 1040ez form online The statement must be certified by the U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online educational foundation or commission paying the grant or other person having control of grant payments to you. 1040ez form online   You should prepare at least two copies of this statement. 1040ez form online Attach one copy to your Form 1040 and keep the other copy for identification purposes when you make a tax deposit of nonconvertible foreign currency. 1040ez form online Figuring actual tax. 1040ez form online   When you prepare your income tax return, you may owe tax or the entire liability may have been satisfied with your estimated tax payments. 1040ez form online If you owe tax, figure the part due to (and payable in) the nonconvertible foreign currency by using the following formula. 1040ez form online   Adjusted gross income that is blocked income × Total U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online tax = Tax on blocked income     Total adjusted  gross income     You must attach all of the following to the return. 1040ez form online A copy of the certified statement discussed earlier. 1040ez form online A detailed statement showing the allocation of tax attributable to amounts received in foreign currency and the rates of exchange used in determining your tax liability in U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollars. 1040ez form online The original deposit receipt for any balance of tax due that you paid in nonconvertible foreign currency. 1040ez form online Figuring estimated tax on nonconvertible foreign currency. 1040ez form online   If you are liable for estimated tax (discussed later), figure the amount you can pay to the IRS in nonconvertible foreign currency using the following formula. 1040ez form online   Adjusted gross income that is blocked income × Total estimated U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online tax = Estimated tax on blocked income     Total adjusted  gross income     If you must pay your host country income tax on your grant, subtract any estimated foreign tax credit that applies to your grant from the estimated tax on the blocked income. 1040ez form online Deposit of foreign currency with disbursing officer. 1040ez form online   Once you have determined the amount of the actual tax or estimated tax that you can pay in nonconvertible foreign currency, deposit that amount with the disbursing officer of the Department of State in the foreign country in which the foundation or commission paying the grant is located. 1040ez form online Estimated tax installments. 1040ez form online   You can either deposit the full estimated tax amount before the first installment due date or make four equal payments before the installment due dates. 1040ez form online See Estimated Tax , later. 1040ez form online Deposit receipt. 1040ez form online   Upon accepting the foreign currency, the disbursing officer will give you a receipt in duplicate. 1040ez form online The original of this receipt (showing the amount of foreign currency deposited and its equivalent in U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online dollars) should be attached to your Form 1040 or payment voucher from Form 1040-ES. 1040ez form online Keep the copy for your records. 1040ez form online Does My Return Have To Be On Paper? IRS e-file (electronic filing) is the fastest, easiest, and most convenient way to file your income tax return electronically. 1040ez form online IRS e-file offers accurate, safe, and fast alternatives to filing on paper. 1040ez form online IRS computers quickly and automatically check for errors or other missing information. 1040ez form online Even returns with a foreign address can be e-filed! How to e-file. 1040ez form online   There are three ways you can e-file. 1040ez form online Use your personal computer. 1040ez form online Use a volunteer. 1040ez form online Many programs offering free tax help can e-file your return. 1040ez form online Use a tax professional. 1040ez form online Most tax professionals can e-file your return. 1040ez form online These methods are explained in detail in the instructions for your tax return. 1040ez form online Where To File If any of the following situations apply to you, do not file your return with the service center listed for your home state. 1040ez form online You claim the foreign earned income exclusion. 1040ez form online You claim the foreign housing exclusion or deduction. 1040ez form online You live in a foreign country. 1040ez form online Instead, use one of the following special addresses. 1040ez form online If you are not enclosing a check or money order, file your return with the: Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Center Austin, TX 73301-0215 USA If you are enclosing a check or money order, file your return with: Internal Revenue Service Center P. 1040ez form online O. 1040ez form online Box 1303 Charlotte, NC 28201-1303 USA If you do not know where your legal residence is and you do not have a principal place of business in the United States, you can file with the appropriate address listed above. 1040ez form online However, you should not file with the addresses listed above if you are a bona fide resident of the U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online Virgin Islands, Guam, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands during your entire tax year. 1040ez form online Resident of U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online Virgin Islands (USVI). 1040ez form online   If you are a bona fide resident of the USVI during your entire tax year, you generally are not required to file a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online return. 1040ez form online However, you must file a return with the USVI. 1040ez form online    Send your return to the:     Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue 6115 Estate Smith Bay Suite 225 St. 1040ez form online Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802 Non-USVI resident with USVI income. 1040ez form online   If you are a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online citizen or resident alien and you have income from sources in the USVI or income effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the USVI, and you are not a bona fide resident of the USVI during your entire tax year, you must file identical tax returns with the United States and the USVI. 1040ez form online File the original return with the United States and file a signed copy of the U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online return (including all attachments, forms, and schedules) with the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue. 1040ez form online   You must complete Form 8689, Allocation of Individual Income Tax to the U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online Virgin Islands, and attach a copy to both your U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online return and your USVI return. 1040ez form online You should file your U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online return with the address listed under Where To File. 1040ez form online   See Publication 570, Tax Guide for Individuals With Income From U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online Possessions, for information about filing Virgin Islands returns. 1040ez form online Resident of Guam. 1040ez form online   If you are a bona fide resident of Guam during your entire tax year, you should file a return with Guam. 1040ez form online    Send your return to the:     Department of Revenue and Taxation Government of Guam P. 1040ez form online O. 1040ez form online Box 23607 GMF, GU 96921   However, if you have income from sources within Guam and you are a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online citizen or resident alien, but not a bona fide resident of Guam during the entire tax year, you should file a return with the United States. 1040ez form online Send your return to the address listed under Where To File. 1040ez form online   See Publication 570 for information about filing Guam returns. 1040ez form online Resident of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. 1040ez form online   If you are a bona fide resident of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) during your entire tax year, you should file a return with the Northern Mariana Islands. 1040ez form online    Send your return to the:      Division of Revenue and Taxation Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands P. 1040ez form online O. 1040ez form online Box 5234, CHRB Saipan, MP 96950   However, if you have income from sources within the CNMI and you are a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online citizen or resident alien, but not a bona fide resident of the CNMI during the entire tax year, you should file a return with the United States. 1040ez form online Send your return to the address listed under Where To File. 1040ez form online   See Publication 570 for information about filing Northern Mariana Islands returns. 1040ez form online Nonresident Alien Spouse Treated as a Resident If, at the end of your tax year, you are married and one spouse is a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online citizen or a resident alien and the other is a nonresident alien, you can choose to treat the nonresident as a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online resident. 1040ez form online This includes situations in which one of you is a nonresident alien at the beginning of the tax year and a resident alien at the end of the year and the other is a nonresident alien at the end of the year. 1040ez form online If you make this choice, the following two rules apply. 1040ez form online You and your spouse are treated, for income tax purposes, as residents for all tax years that the choice is in effect. 1040ez form online You must file a joint income tax return for the year you make the choice. 1040ez form online This means that neither of you can claim under any tax treaty not to be a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online resident for a tax year for which the choice is in effect. 1040ez form online You can file joint or separate returns in years after the year in which you make the choice. 1040ez form online Example 1. 1040ez form online Pat Smith, a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online citizen, is married to Norman, a nonresident alien. 1040ez form online Pat and Norman make the choice to treat Norman as a resident alien by attaching a statement to their joint return. 1040ez form online Pat and Norman must report their worldwide income for the year they make the choice and for all later years unless the choice is ended or suspended. 1040ez form online Although Pat and Norman must file a joint return for the year they make the choice, they can file either joint or separate returns for later years. 1040ez form online Example 2. 1040ez form online When Bob and Sharon Williams got married, both were nonresident aliens. 1040ez form online In June of last year, Bob became a resident alien and remained a resident for the rest of the year. 1040ez form online Bob and Sharon both choose to be treated as resident aliens by attaching a statement to their joint return for last year. 1040ez form online Bob and Sharon must report their worldwide income for last year and all later years unless the choice is ended or suspended. 1040ez form online Bob and Sharon must file a joint return for last year, but they can file either joint or separate returns for later years. 1040ez form online If you do not choose to treat your nonresident alien spouse as a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online resident, you may be able to use head of household filing status. 1040ez form online To use this status, you must pay more than half the cost of maintaining a household for certain dependents or relatives other than your nonresident alien spouse. 1040ez form online For more information, see Publication 501. 1040ez form online Social Security Number (SSN) If you choose to treat your nonresident alien spouse as a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online resident, your spouse must have either an SSN or an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). 1040ez form online To get an SSN for a nonresident alien spouse, apply at an office of the U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online Social Security Administration (SSA) or U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online consulate. 1040ez form online You must complete Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, available at www. 1040ez form online socialsecurity. 1040ez form online gov or by calling 1-800-772-1213. 1040ez form online You must also provide original or certified copies of documents to verify that spouse's age, identity, and citizenship. 1040ez form online If the nonresident alien spouse is not eligible to get an SSN, he or she can file Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, with the IRS to apply for an ITIN. 1040ez form online How To Make the Choice Attach a statement, signed by both spouses, to your joint return for the first tax year for which the choice applies. 1040ez form online It should contain the following: A declaration that one spouse was a nonresident alien and the other spouse a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online citizen or resident alien on the last day of your tax year and that you choose to be treated as U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online residents for the entire tax year, and The name, address, and social security number (or individual taxpayer identification number) of each spouse. 1040ez form online (If one spouse died, include the name and address of the person making the choice for the deceased spouse. 1040ez form online ) You generally make this choice when you file your joint return. 1040ez form online However, you also can make the choice by filing a joint amended return on Form 1040X. 1040ez form online Attach Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and print “Amended” across the top of the amended return. 1040ez form online If you make the choice with an amended return, you and your spouse also must amend any returns that you may have filed after the year for which you made the choice. 1040ez form online You generally must file the amended joint return within 3 years from the date you filed your original U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online income tax return or 2 years from the date you paid your income tax for that year, whichever is later. 1040ez form online Table 1–1. 1040ez form online Ending the Choice To Treat Nonresident Alien Spouse as a Resident Revocation   Either spouse can revoke the choice for any tax year. 1040ez form online   • The revocation must be made by the due date for filing the tax return for that tax year. 1040ez form online   • The spouse who revokes the choice must attach a signed statement declaring that the choice is being revoked. 1040ez form online The statement revoking the choice must include the following:     • The name, address, and social security number (or taxpayer identification number) of each spouse. 1040ez form online     • The name and address of any person who is revoking the choice for a deceased spouse. 1040ez form online     • A list of any states, foreign countries, and possessions that have community property laws in which either spouse is domiciled or where real property is located from which either spouse receives income. 1040ez form online   • If the spouse revoking the choice does not have to file a return and does not file a claim for refund, send the statement to the Internal Revenue Service Center where the last joint return was filed. 1040ez form online Death   The death of either spouse ends the choice, beginning with the first tax year following the year in which the spouse died. 1040ez form online   • If the surviving spouse is a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online citizen or resident alien and is entitled to the joint tax rates as a surviving spouse, the choice will not end until the close of the last year for which these joint rates may be used. 1040ez form online   • If both spouses die in the same tax year, the choice ends on the first day after the close of the tax year in which the spouses died. 1040ez form online Divorce or  Legal separation   A divorce or legal separation ends the choice as of the beginning of the tax year in which the legal separation occurs. 1040ez form online Inadequate records   The Internal Revenue Service can end the choice for any tax year that either spouse has failed to keep adequate books, records, and other information necessary to determine the correct income tax liability, or to provide adequate access to those records. 1040ez form online Suspending the Choice The choice to be treated as a resident alien does not apply to any later tax year if neither of you is a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online citizen or resident alien at any time during the later tax year. 1040ez form online Example. 1040ez form online Dick Brown was a resident alien on December 31, 2010, and married to Judy, a nonresident alien. 1040ez form online They chose to treat Judy as a resident alien and filed a joint 2010 income tax return. 1040ez form online On January 10, 2012, Dick became a nonresident alien. 1040ez form online Judy had remained a nonresident alien. 1040ez form online Because Dick was a resident alien during part of 2012, Dick and Judy can file joint or separate returns for that year. 1040ez form online Neither Dick nor Judy was a resident alien at any time during 2013 and their choice is suspended for that year. 1040ez form online For 2013, both are treated as nonresident aliens. 1040ez form online If Dick becomes a resident alien again in 2014, their choice is no longer suspended and both are treated as resident aliens. 1040ez form online Ending the Choice Once made, the choice to be treated as a resident applies to all later years unless suspended (as explained earlier) or ended in one of the ways shown in Table 1-1. 1040ez form online If the choice is ended for any of the reasons listed in Table 1-1, neither spouse can make a choice in any later tax year. 1040ez form online Estimated Tax The requirements for determining who must pay estimated tax are the same for a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online citizen or resident abroad as for a taxpayer in the United States. 1040ez form online For current instructions on making estimated tax payments, see Form 1040-ES. 1040ez form online If you had a tax liability for 2013, you may have to pay estimated tax for 2014. 1040ez form online Generally, you must make estimated tax payments for 2014 if you expect to owe at least $1,000 in tax for 2014 after subtracting your withholding and credits and you expect your withholding and credits to be less than the smaller of: 90% of the tax to be shown on your 2014 tax return, or 100% of the tax shown on your 2013 tax return. 1040ez form online (The return must cover all 12 months. 1040ez form online ) If less than two-thirds of your gross income for 2013 and 2014 is from farming or fishing and your adjusted gross income for 2013 is more than $150,000 ($75,000 if you are married and file separately), substitute 110% for 100% in (2). 1040ez form online See Publication 505 for more information. 1040ez form online The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15, 2014. 1040ez form online Foreign earned income exclusion. 1040ez form online   When figuring your estimated gross income, subtract amounts you expect to exclude under the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing exclusion. 1040ez form online In addition, you can reduce your income by your estimated foreign housing deduction. 1040ez form online However, you must estimate tax on your nonexcluded income using the tax rates that will apply had you not excluded the income. 1040ez form online If the actual amount of the exclusion or deduction is less than you estimate, you may have to pay a penalty for underpayment of estimated tax. 1040ez form online   For more information about figuring your estimated tax, see Publication 505. 1040ez form online Other Forms You May Have To File FinCEN Form 114 (replaces Form TD F 90-22. 1040ez form online 1). 1040ez form online   Beginning October 1, 2013, Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), must be filed instead of Form TD F 90-22. 1040ez form online 1. 1040ez form online Form 114 is filed electronically with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). 1040ez form online See the filing instructions at www. 1040ez form online bsaefiling. 1040ez form online fincen. 1040ez form online treas. 1040ez form online gov/main. 1040ez form online html. 1040ez form online   You must file Form 114 if you had any financial interest in, or signature or other authority over a bank, securities, or other financial account in a foreign country. 1040ez form online You do not need to file the report if the assets are with a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online military banking facility operated by a financial institution or if the combined assets in the account(s) are $10,000 or less during the entire year. 1040ez form online   More information about the filing of Form 114 can be found in the instructions for the form. 1040ez form online FinCEN Form 105. 1040ez form online   You must file Form 105, Report of International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments, if you physically transport, mail, ship, or cause to be physically transported, mailed, or shipped into or out of the United States, currency or other monetary instruments totaling more than $10,000 at one time. 1040ez form online Certain recipients of currency or monetary instruments also must file Form 105. 1040ez form online   More information about the filing of Form 105 can be found in the instructions on the back of the form. 1040ez form online Form 8938. 1040ez form online   You must file Form 8938 to report the ownership of specified foreign financial assets if the total value of those assets exceeds an applicable threshold amount (the “reporting threshold ”). 1040ez form online The reporting threshold varies depending on whether you live in the United States, are married, or file a joint income tax return with your spouse. 1040ez form online Specified foreign financial assets include any financial account maintained by a foreign financial institution and, to the extent held for investment, any stock, securities, or any other interest in a foreign entity and any financial instrument or contract with an issuer or counterparty that is not a U. 1040ez form online S. 1040ez form online person. 1040ez form online   You may have to pay penalties if you are required to file Form 8938 and fail to do so, or if you have an understatement of tax due to any transaction involving an undisclosed foreign financial asset. 1040ez form online   More information about the filing of Form 8938 can be found in the separate instructions for Form 8938. 1040ez form online Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications