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statement of a retail business shows how gross profit is figured. 1040ez forms printable Income Statement Year Ended December 31, 2013 Gross receipts $400,000 Minus: Returns and allowances 14,940 Net receipts $385,060 Minus: Cost of goods sold 288,140 Gross profit $96,920   The cost of goods sold for this business is figured as follows: Inventory at beginning of year $37,845 Plus: Purchases $285,900   Minus: Items withdrawn for personal use 2,650 283,250 Goods available for sale $321,095 Minus: Inventory at end of year 32,955 Cost of goods sold $288,140 Items To Check Consider the following items before figuring your gross profit. 1040ez forms printable Gross receipts. 1040ez forms printable   At the end of each business day, make sure your records balance with your actual cash and credit receipts for the day. 1040ez forms printable You may find it helpful to use cash registers to keep track of receipts. 1040ez forms printable You should also use a proper invoicing system and keep a 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special depreciation allowance for either its first tax year ending after March 31, 2008, its first tax year ending after December 31, 2008, or its first tax year ending after December 31, 2010, continues to apply to round 3 extension property (as defined in section 168(k)(4)(J)(iv)), unless the corporation makes an election not to apply the section 168(k)(4) election to round 3 extension property. 1040ez forms printable If a corporation did not make a section 168(k)(4) election for either its first tax year ending after March 31, 2008, its first tax year ending after December 31, 2008, or its first tax year ending after December 31, 2010, the corporation may elect for its first tax year ending after December 31, 2012, to claim pre-2006 unused minimum tax credits in lieu of claiming the special depreciation allowance for only round 3 extension property. 1040ez forms printable If you make an election to accelerate these credits in lieu of claiming the special depreciation allowance for eligible property, you must not take the 50% special depreciation allowance for the property and must depreciate the basis in the property under MACRS using the straight line method. 1040ez forms printable See Which Depreciation Method Applies in chapter 4 . 1040ez forms printable Once made, the election cannot be revoked without IRS consent. 1040ez forms printable Additional guidance. 1040ez forms printable   For additional guidance on the election to accelerate the research or minimum tax credit in lieu of claiming the special depreciation allowance, see Rev. 1040ez forms printable Proc. 1040ez forms printable 2008-65 on page 1082 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2008-44, available at www. 1040ez forms printable irs. 1040ez forms printable gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb08-44. 1040ez forms printable pdf, Rev. 1040ez forms printable Proc. 1040ez forms printable 2009-16 on page 449 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2009-06, available at www. 1040ez forms printable irs. 1040ez forms printable gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb09-06. 1040ez forms printable pdf, and Rev. 1040ez forms printable Proc. 1040ez forms printable 2009-33 on page 150 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2009-29, available at www. 1040ez forms printable irs. 1040ez forms printable gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb09-29. 1040ez forms printable pdf. 1040ez forms printable Also, see Form 3800, General Business Credit; Form 8827, Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax — Corporations; and related instructions. 1040ez forms printable   Additional guidance regarding the election to accelerate the minimum tax credit in lieu of claiming the special depreciation allowance for round 2 extension property and round 3 extension property may also be available in later Internal Revenue Bulletins available at www. 1040ez forms printable irs. 1040ez forms printable gov/irb. 1040ez forms printable How Much Can You Deduct? Figure the special depreciation allowance by multiplying the depreciable basis of qualified reuse and recycling property, qualified cellulosic biofuel plant property, qualified disaster assistance property, and certain qualified property acquired after December 31, 2007, by 50%. 1040ez forms printable For qualified property other than listed property, enter the special allowance on line 14 in Part II of Form 4562. 1040ez forms printable For qualified property that is listed property, enter the special allowance on line 25 in Part V of Form 4562. 1040ez forms printable If you place qualified property in service in a short tax year, you can take the full amount of a special depreciation allowance. 1040ez forms printable Depreciable basis. 1040ez forms printable   This is the property's cost or other basis multiplied by the percentage of business/investment use, reduced by the total amount of any credits and deductions allocable to the property. 1040ez forms printable   The following are examples of some credits and deductions that reduce depreciable basis. 1040ez forms printable Any section 179 deduction. 1040ez forms printable Any deduction for removal of barriers to the disabled and the elderly. 1040ez forms printable Any disabled access credit, enhanced oil recovery credit, and credit for employer-provided childcare facilities and services. 1040ez forms printable Basis adjustment to investment credit property under section 50(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. 1040ez forms printable   For additional credits and deductions that affect basis, see section 1016 of the Internal Revenue Code. 1040ez forms printable   For information about how to determine the cost or other basis of property, see What Is the Basis of Your Depreciable Property in chapter 1 . 1040ez forms printable For a discussion of business/investment use, see Partial business or investment use under Property Used in Your Business or Income-Producing Activity in chapter 1 . 1040ez forms printable Depreciating the remaining cost. 1040ez forms printable   After you figure your special depreciation allowance for your qualified property, you can use the remaining cost to figure your regular MACRS depreciation deduction (discussed in chapter 4 . 1040ez forms printable Therefore, you must reduce the depreciable basis of the property by the special depreciation allowance before figuring your regular MACRS depreciation deduction. 1040ez forms printable Example. 1040ez forms printable On November 1, 2013, Tom Brown bought and placed in service in his business qualified property that cost $450,000. 1040ez forms printable He did not elect to claim a section 179 deduction. 1040ez forms printable He deducts 50% of the cost ($225,000) as a special depreciation allowance for 2013. 1040ez forms printable He uses the remaining $225,000 of cost to figure his regular MACRS depreciation deduction for 2013 and later years. 1040ez forms printable Like-kind exchanges and involuntary conversions. 1040ez forms printable   If you acquire qualified property in a like-kind exchange or involuntary conversion, the carryover basis of the acquired property is eligible for a special depreciation allowance. 1040ez forms printable After you figure your special allowance, you can use the remaining carryover basis to figure your regular MACRS depreciation deduction. 1040ez forms printable In the year you claim the allowance (the year you place in service the property received in the exchange or dispose of involuntarily converted property), you must reduce the carryover basis of the property by the allowance before figuring your regular MACRS depreciation deduction. 1040ez forms printable See Figuring the Deduction for Property Acquired in a Nontaxable Exchange , in chapter 4 under How Is the Depreciation Deduction Figured . 1040ez forms printable The excess basis (the part of the acquired property's basis that exceeds its carryover basis) is also eligible for a special depreciation allowance. 1040ez forms printable How Can You Elect Not To Claim an Allowance? You can elect, for any class of property, not to deduct any special allowances for all property in such class placed in service during the tax year. 1040ez forms printable To make an election, attach a statement to your return indicating what election you are making and the class of property for which you are making the election. 1040ez forms printable When to make election. 1040ez forms printable   Generally, you must make the election on a timely filed tax return (including extensions) for the year in which you place the property in service. 1040ez forms printable   However, if you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the original return (not including extensions). 1040ez forms printable Attach the election statement to the amended return. 1040ez forms printable On the amended return, write “Filed pursuant to section 301. 1040ez forms printable 9100-2. 1040ez forms printable ” Revoking an election. 1040ez forms printable   Once you elect not to deduct a special depreciation allowance for a class of property, you cannot revoke the election without IRS consent. 1040ez forms printable A request to revoke the election is a request for a letter ruling. 1040ez forms printable If you elect not to have any special allowance apply, the property may be subject to an alternative minimum tax adjustment for depreciation. 1040ez forms printable When Must You Recapture an Allowance? When you dispose of property for which you claimed a special depreciation allowance, any gain on the disposition is generally recaptured (included in income) as ordinary income up to the amount of the special depreciation allowance previously allowed or allowable. 1040ez forms printable See When Do You Recapture MACRS Depreciation in chapter 4 or more information. 1040ez forms printable Recapture of allowance deducted for qualified GO Zone property. 1040ez forms printable   If, in any year after the year you claim the special depreciation allowance for qualified GO Zone property (including specified GO Zone extension property), the property ceases to be used in the GO Zone, you may have to recapture as ordinary income the excess benefit you received from claiming the special depreciation allowance. 1040ez forms printable For additional guidance, see Notice 2008-25 on page 484 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2008-9. 1040ez forms printable Qualified cellulosic biomass ethanol plant property and qualified cellulosic biofuel plant property. 1040ez forms printable   If, in any year after the year you claim the special depreciation allowance for any qualified cellulosic biomass ethanol plant property or qualified biofuel plant property, the property ceases to be qualified cellulosic biomass ethanol plant property or qualified biofuel plant property, you may have to recapture as ordinary income the excess benefit you received from claiming the special depreciation allowance. 1040ez forms printable Recapture of allowance for qualified Recovery Assistance property. 1040ez forms printable   If, in any year after the year you claim the special depreciation allowance for qualified Recovery Assistance property, the property ceases to be used in the Kansas disaster area, you may have to recapture as ordinary income the excess benefit you received from claiming the special depreciation allowance. 1040ez forms printable For additional guidance, see Notice 2008-67 on page 307 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2008-32. 1040ez forms printable Recapture of allowance for qualified disaster assistance property. 1040ez forms printable   If, in any year after the year you claim the special depreciation allowance for qualified disaster assistance property, the property ceases to be used in the applicable disaster area, you may have to recapture as ordinary income the excess benefit you received from claiming the special depreciation allowance. 1040ez forms printable   For additional guidance, see Notice 2008-67 on page 307 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2008-32. 1040ez forms printable Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications