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1040x form and instructions Publication 555 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Important Reminder IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. 1040x form and instructions Tax questions. 1040x form and instructions Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 555, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. 1040x form and instructions irs. 1040x form and instructions gov/pub555. 1040x form and instructions What's New Same-sex marriages. 1040x form and instructions  For federal tax purposes, individuals of the same sex are married if they were lawfully married in a state (or foreign country) whose laws authorize the marriage of two individuals of the same sex, even if the state (or foreign country) in which they now live does not recognize same-sex marriage. 1040x form and instructions The term "spouse" includes an individual married to a person of the same sex if the couple is lawfully married under state (or foreign) law. 1040x form and instructions However, individuals who have entered into a registered domestic partnership, civil union, or other similar relationship that is not called a marriage under state (or foreign) law are not married for federal tax purposes. 1040x form and instructions The word “state” as used here includes the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U. 1040x form and instructions S. 1040x form and instructions territories and possessions. 1040x form and instructions It means any domestic jurisdiction that has the legal authority to sanction marriages. 1040x form and instructions The term “foreign country” means any foreign jurisdiction that has the legal authority to sanction marriages. 1040x form and instructions If individuals of the same sex are married, they generally must use the married filing jointly or married filing separately filing status. 1040x form and instructions However, if they did not live together during the last 6 months of the year, one or both of them may be able to use the head of household filing status. 1040x form and instructions For details, see Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. 1040x form and instructions Also see Revenue Ruling 2013-17 and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Individuals of the Same Sex Who Are Married Under State Law on IRS. 1040x form and instructions gov. 1040x form and instructions Important Reminder Photographs of missing children. 1040x form and instructions  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 1040x form and instructions Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. 1040x form and instructions You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. 1040x form and instructions Introduction This publication is for married taxpayers who are domiciled in one of the following community property states: Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, or Wisconsin. 1040x form and instructions This publication does not address the federal tax treatment of income or property subject to the “community property” election under Alaska state laws. 1040x form and instructions Community property laws affect how you figure your income on your federal income tax return if you are married, live in a community property state or country, and file separate returns. 1040x form and instructions If you are married, your tax usually will be less if you file married filing jointly than if you file married filing separately. 1040x form and instructions However, sometimes it can be to your advantage to file separate returns. 1040x form and instructions If you and your spouse file separate returns, you have to determine your community income and your separate income. 1040x form and instructions Community property laws also affect your basis in property you inherit from a married person who lived in a community property state. 1040x form and instructions See Death of spouse , later. 1040x form and instructions Registered domestic partners. 1040x form and instructions    This publication is also for registered domestic partners who are domiciled in Nevada, Washington, or California. 1040x form and instructions Registered domestic partners in Nevada, Washington, or California generally must follow state community property laws and report half the combined community income of the individual and his or her registered domestic partner. 1040x form and instructions   Registered domestic partners are not married for federal tax purposes. 1040x form and instructions They can use the single filing status, or if they qualify, the head of household filing status. 1040x form and instructions    You can find answers to frequently 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1040x form and instructions 4. 1040x form and instructions   Reporting Gains and Losses Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Information Returns Schedule D and Form 8949Long and Short Term Net Gain or Loss Treatment of Capital Losses Capital Gains Tax Rates Form 4797Mark-to-market election. 1040x form and instructions Introduction This chapter explains how to report capital gains and losses and ordinary gains and losses from sales, exchanges, and other dispositions of property. 1040x form and instructions Although this discussion refers to Schedule D (Form 1040) and Form 8949, many of the rules discussed here also apply to taxpayers other than individuals. 1040x form and instructions However, the rules for property held for personal use usually will not apply to taxpayers other than individuals. 1040x form and instructions Topics - This chapter discusses: Information returns Schedule D (Form 1040) Form 4797 Form 8949 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 550 Investment Income and Expenses 537 Installment Sales Form (and Instructions) Schedule D (Form 1040) Capital Gains and Losses 1099-B Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions 1099-S Proceeds From Real Estate Transactions 4684 Casualties and Thefts 4797 Sales of Business Property 6252 Installment Sale Income 6781 Gains and Losses from Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles 8824 Like-Kind Exchanges 8949 Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets See chapter 5 for information about getting publications and forms. 1040x form and instructions Information Returns If you sell or exchange certain assets, you should receive an information return showing the proceeds of the sale. 1040x form and instructions This information is also provided to the IRS. 1040x form and instructions Form 1099-B. 1040x form and instructions   If you sold property, such as stocks, bonds, or certain commodities, through a broker, you should receive Form 1099-B, Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions, or a substitute statement from the broker. 1040x form and instructions Use the Form 1099-B or a substitute statement to complete Form 8949 and/or Schedule D. 1040x form and instructions Whether or not you receive 1099-B, you must report all taxable sales of stock, bonds, commodities, etc. 1040x form and instructions on Form 8949 and/or Schedule D, as applicable. 1040x form and instructions For more information on figuring gains and losses from these transactions, see chapter 4 in Publication 550. 1040x form and instructions For information on reporting the gains and losses, see the Instructions for Form 8949 and the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). 1040x form and instructions Form 1099-S. 1040x form and instructions   An information return must be provided on certain real estate transactions. 1040x form and instructions Generally, the person responsible for closing the transaction (the “real estate reporting person”) must report on Form 1099-S sales or exchanges of the following types of property. 1040x form and instructions Land (improved or unimproved), including air space. 1040x form and instructions An inherently permanent structure, including any residential, commercial, or industrial building. 1040x form and instructions A condominium unit and its related fixtures and common elements (including land). 1040x form and instructions Stock in a cooperative housing corporation. 1040x form and instructions If you sold or exchanged any of the above types of property, the “real estate reporting person” must give you a copy of Form 1099-S or a statement containing the same information as the Form 1099-S. 1040x form and instructions The “real estate reporting person” could include the buyer's attorney, your attorney, the title or escrow company, a mortgage lender, your broker, the buyer's broker, or the person acquiring the biggest interest in the property. 1040x form and instructions   For more information see chapter 4 in Publication 550. 1040x form and instructions Also, see the Instructions for Form 8949. 1040x form and instructions Schedule D and Form 8949 Form 8949. 1040x form and instructions   Individuals, corporations, and partnerships, use Form 8949 to report the following. 1040x form and instructions    Sales or exchanges of capital assets, including stocks, bonds, etc. 1040x form and instructions , and real estate (if not reported on another form or schedule such as Form 4684, 4797, 6252, 6781, or 8824). 1040x form and instructions Include these transactions even if you did not receive a Form 1099-B or 1099-S. 1040x form and instructions Gains from involuntary conversions (other than from casualty or theft) of capital assets not held for business or profit. 1040x form and instructions Nonbusiness bad debts. 1040x form and instructions   Individuals, If you are filing a joint return, complete as many copies of Form 8949 as you need to report all of your and your spouse's transactions. 1040x form and instructions You and your spouse may list your transactions on separate forms or you may combine them. 1040x form and instructions However, you must include on your Schedule D the totals from all Forms 8949 for both you and your spouse. 1040x form and instructions    Corporations and electing large partnerships also use Form 8949 to report their share of gain or loss from a partnership, S Corporation, estate or trust. 1040x form and instructions   Business entities meeting certain criteria, may have an exception to some of the normal requirements for completing Form 8949. 1040x form and instructions See the Instructions for Form 8949. 1040x form and instructions Schedule D. 1040x form and instructions    Use Schedule D (Form 1040) to figure the overall gain or loss from transactions reported on Form 8949, and to report certain transactions you do not have to report on Form 8949. 1040x form and instructions Before completing Schedule D, you may have to complete other forms as shown below. 1040x form and instructions    Complete all applicable lines of Form 8949 before completing lines 1b, 2, 3, 8b, 9, or 10 of your applicable Schedule D. 1040x form and instructions Enter on Schedule D the combined totals from all your Forms 8949. 1040x form and instructions For a sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion of business property, complete Form 4797 (discussed later). 1040x form and instructions For a like-kind exchange, complete Form 8824. 1040x form and instructions See Reporting the exchange under Like-Kind Exchanges in chapter 1. 1040x form and instructions For an installment sale, complete Form 6252. 1040x form and instructions See Publication 537. 1040x form and instructions For an involuntary conversion due to casualty or theft, complete Form 4684. 1040x form and instructions See Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts. 1040x form and instructions For a disposition of an interest in, or property used in, an activity to which the at-risk rules apply, complete Form 6198, At-Risk Limitations. 1040x form and instructions See Publication 925, Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules. 1040x form and instructions For a disposition of an interest in, or property used in, a passive activity, complete Form 8582, Passive Activity Loss Limitations. 1040x form and instructions See Publication 925. 1040x form and instructions For gains and losses from section 1256 contracts and straddles, complete Form 6781. 1040x form and instructions See Publication 550. 1040x form and instructions Personal-use property. 1040x form and instructions   Report gain on the sale or exchange of property held for personal use (such as your home) on Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040), as applicable. 1040x form and instructions Loss from the sale or exchange of property held for personal use is not deductible. 1040x form and instructions But if you had a loss from the sale or exchange of real estate held for personal use for which you received a Form 1099-S, report the transaction on Form 8949 and Schedule D, even though the loss is not deductible. 1040x form and instructions See the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040) and the Instructions for Form 8949 for information on how to report the transaction. 1040x form and instructions Long and Short Term Where you report a capital gain or loss depends on how long you own the asset before you sell or exchange it. 1040x form and instructions The time you own an asset before disposing of it is the holding period. 1040x form and instructions If you received a Form 1099-B, (or substitute statement) box 1c may help you determine whether the gain or loss is short-term or long-term. 1040x form and instructions If you hold a capital asset 1 year or less, the gain or loss from its disposition is short term. 1040x form and instructions Report it in Part I of Form 8949 and/or Schedule D, as applicable. 1040x form and instructions If you hold a capital asset longer than 1 year, the gain or loss from its disposition is long term. 1040x form and instructions Report it in Part II of Form 8949 and/or Schedule D, as applicable. 1040x form and instructions   Table 4-1. 1040x form and instructions Do I Have a Short-Term or Long-Term Gain or Loss? IF you hold the property. 1040x form and instructions . 1040x form and instructions . 1040x form and instructions  THEN you have a. 1040x form and instructions . 1040x form and instructions . 1040x form and instructions 1 year or less, Short-term capital gain or  loss. 1040x form and instructions More than 1 year, Long-term capital gain or  loss. 1040x form and instructions These distinctions are essential to correctly arrive at your net capital gain or loss. 1040x form and instructions Capital losses are allowed in full against capital gains plus up to $3,000 of ordinary income. 1040x form and instructions See Capital Gains Tax Rates, later. 1040x form and instructions Holding period. 1040x form and instructions   To figure if you held property longer than 1 year, start counting on the day following the day you acquired the property. 1040x form and instructions The day you disposed of the property is part of your holding period. 1040x form and instructions Example. 1040x form and instructions If you bought an asset on June 19, 2012, you should start counting on June 20, 2012. 1040x form and instructions If you sold the asset on June 19, 2013, your holding period is not longer than 1 year, but if you sold it on June 20, 2013, your holding period is longer than 1 year. 1040x form and instructions Patent property. 1040x form and instructions   If you dispose of patent property, you generally are considered to have held the property longer than 1 year, no matter how long you actually held it. 1040x form and instructions For more information, see Patents in chapter 2. 1040x form and instructions Inherited property. 1040x form and instructions   If you inherit property, you are considered to have held the property longer than 1 year, regardless of how long you actually held it. 1040x form and instructions Installment sale. 1040x form and instructions   The gain from an installment sale of an asset qualifying for long-term capital gain treatment in the year of sale continues to be long term in later tax years. 1040x form and instructions If it is short term in the year of sale, it continues to be short term when payments are received in later tax years. 1040x form and instructions    The date the installment payment is received determines the capital gains rate that should be applied not the date the asset was sold under an installment contract. 1040x form and instructions Nontaxable exchange. 1040x form and instructions   If you acquire an asset in exchange for another asset and your basis for the new asset is figured, in whole or in part, by using your basis in the old property, the holding period of the new property includes the holding period of the old property. 1040x form and instructions That is, it begins on the same day as your holding period for the old property. 1040x form and instructions Example. 1040x form and instructions You bought machinery on December 4, 2012. 1040x form and instructions On June 4, 2013, you traded this machinery for other machinery in a nontaxable exchange. 1040x form and instructions On December 5, 2013, you sold the machinery you got in the exchange. 1040x form and instructions Your holding period for this machinery began on December 5, 2012. 1040x form and instructions Therefore, you held it longer than 1 year. 1040x form and instructions Corporate liquidation. 1040x form and instructions   The holding period for property you receive in a liquidation generally starts on the day after you receive it if gain or loss is recognized. 1040x form and instructions Profit-sharing plan. 1040x form and instructions   The holding period of common stock withdrawn from a qualified contributory profit-sharing plan begins on the day following the day the plan trustee delivered the stock to the transfer agent with instructions to reissue the stock in your name. 1040x form and instructions Gift. 1040x form and instructions   If you receive a gift of property and your basis in it is figured using the donor's basis, your holding period includes the donor's holding period. 1040x form and instructions For more information on basis, see Publication 551, Basis of Assets. 1040x form and instructions Real property. 1040x form and instructions   To figure how long you held real property, start counting on the day after you received title to it or, if earlier, the day after you took possession of it and assumed the burdens and privileges of ownership. 1040x form and instructions   However, taking possession of real property under an option agreement is not enough to start the holding period. 1040x form and instructions The holding period cannot start until there is an actual contract of sale. 1040x form and instructions The holding period of the seller cannot end before that time. 1040x form and instructions Repossession. 1040x form and instructions   If you sell real property but keep a security interest in it and then later repossess it, your holding period for a later sale includes the period you held the property before the original sale, as well as the period after the repossession. 1040x form and instructions Your holding period does not include the time between the original sale and the repossession. 1040x form and instructions That is, it does not include the period during which the first buyer held the property. 1040x form and instructions Nonbusiness bad debts. 1040x form and instructions   Nonbusiness bad debts are short-term capital losses. 1040x form and instructions For information on nonbusiness bad debts, see chapter 4 of Publication 550. 1040x form and instructions    Net Gain or Loss The totals for short-term capital gains and losses and the totals for long-term capital gains and losses must be figured separately. 1040x form and instructions Net short-term capital gain or loss. 1040x form and instructions   Combine your short-term capital gains and losses, including your share of short-term capital gains or losses from partnerships, S corporations, and fiduciaries and any short-term capital loss carryover. 1040x form and instructions Do this by adding all your short-term capital gains. 1040x form and instructions Then add all your short-term capital losses. 1040x form and instructions Subtract the lesser total from the other. 1040x form and instructions The result is your net short-term capital gain or loss. 1040x form and instructions Net long-term capital gain or loss. 1040x form and instructions   Follow the same steps to combine your long-term capital gains and losses. 1040x form and instructions Include the following items. 1040x form and instructions Net section 1231 gain from Part I, Form 4797, after any adjustment for nonrecaptured section 1231 losses from prior tax years. 1040x form and instructions Capital gain distributions from regulated investment companies (mutual funds) and real estate investment trusts. 1040x form and instructions Your share of long-term capital gains or losses from partnerships, S corporations, and fiduciaries. 1040x form and instructions Any long-term capital loss carryover. 1040x form and instructions The result from combining these items with other long-term capital gains and losses is your net long-term capital gain or loss. 1040x form and instructions Net gain. 1040x form and instructions   If the total of your capital gains is more than the total of your capital losses, the difference is taxable. 1040x form and instructions Different tax rates may apply to the part that is a net capital gain. 1040x form and instructions See Capital Gains Tax Rates, later. 1040x form and instructions Net loss. 1040x form and instructions   If the total of your capital losses is more than the total of your capital gains, the difference is deductible. 1040x form and instructions But there are limits on how much loss you can deduct and when you can deduct it. 1040x form and instructions See Treatment of Capital Losses, next. 1040x form and instructions    Treatment of Capital Losses If your capital losses are more than your capital gains, you can deduct the difference as a capital loss deduction even if you do not have ordinary income to offset it. 1040x form and instructions The yearly limit on the amount of the capital loss you can deduct is $3,000 ($1,500 if you are married and file a separate return). 1040x form and instructions Table 4-2. 1040x form and instructions Holding Period for Different Types of Acquisitions Type of acquisition: When your holding period starts: Stocks and bonds bought on a securities market Day after trading date you bought security. 1040x form and instructions Ends on trading date you sold security. 1040x form and instructions U. 1040x form and instructions S. 1040x form and instructions Treasury notes and bonds If bought at auction, day after notification of bid acceptance. 1040x form and instructions If bought through subscription, day after subscription was submitted. 1040x form and instructions Nontaxable exchanges Day after date you acquired old property. 1040x form and instructions Gift If your basis is giver's adjusted basis, same day as giver's holding period began. 1040x form and instructions If your basis is FMV, day after date of gift. 1040x form and instructions Real property bought Generally, day after date you received title to the property. 1040x form and instructions Real property repossessed Day after date you originally received title to the property, but does not include time between the original sale and date of repossession. 1040x form and instructions Capital loss carryover. 1040x form and instructions   Generally, you have a capital loss carryover if either of the following situations applies to you. 1040x form and instructions Your net loss is more than the yearly limit. 1040x form and instructions Your taxable income without your deduction for exemptions is less than zero. 1040x form and instructions If either of these situations applies to you for 2013, see Capital Losses under Reporting Capital Gains and Losses in chapter 4 of Publication 550 to figure the amount you can carryover to 2014. 1040x form and instructions Example. 1040x form and instructions Bob and Gloria Sampson sold property in 2013. 1040x form and instructions The sale resulted in a capital loss of $7,000. 1040x form and instructions The Sampsons had no other capital transactions. 1040x form and instructions On their joint 2013 return, the Sampsons deduct $3,000, the yearly limit. 1040x form and instructions They had taxable income of $2,000. 1040x form and instructions The unused part of the loss, $4,000 ($7,000 − $3,000), is carried over to 2014. 1040x form and instructions If the Sampsons' capital loss had been $2,000, it would not have been more than the yearly limit. 1040x form and instructions Their capital loss deduction would have been $2,000. 1040x form and instructions They would have no carryover to 2014. 1040x form and instructions Short-term and long-term losses. 1040x form and instructions   When you carry over a loss, it retains its original character as either long term or short term. 1040x form and instructions A short-term loss you carry over to the next tax year is added to short-term losses occurring in that year. 1040x form and instructions A long-term loss you carry over to the next tax year is added to long-term losses occurring in that year. 1040x form and instructions A long-term capital loss you carry over to the next year reduces that year's long-term gains before its short-term gains. 1040x form and instructions   If you have both short-term and long-term losses, your short-term losses are used first against your allowable capital loss deduction. 1040x form and instructions If, after using your short-term losses, you have not reached the limit on the capital loss deduction, use your long-term losses until you reach the limit. 1040x form and instructions To figure your capital loss carryover from 2013 to 2014 use the Capital Loss Carryover Worksheet in the 2013 Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). 1040x form and instructions Joint and separate returns. 1040x form and instructions   On a joint return, the capital gains and losses of spouses are figured as the gains and losses of an individual. 1040x form and instructions If you are married and filing a separate return, your yearly capital loss deduction is limited to $1,500. 1040x form and instructions Neither you nor your spouse can deduct any part of the other's loss. 1040x form and instructions   If you and your spouse once filed separate returns and are now filing a joint return, combine your separate capital loss carryovers. 1040x form and instructions However, if you and your spouse once filed jointly and are now filing separately, any capital loss carryover from the joint return can be deducted only on the return of the spouse who actually had the loss. 1040x form and instructions Death of taxpayer. 1040x form and instructions   Capital losses cannot be carried over after a taxpayer's death. 1040x form and instructions They are deductible only on the final income tax return filed on the decedent's behalf. 1040x form and instructions The yearly limit discussed earlier still applies in this situation. 1040x form and instructions Even if the loss is greater than the limit, the decedent's estate cannot deduct the difference or carry it over to following years. 1040x form and instructions Corporations. 1040x form and instructions   A corporation can deduct capital losses only up to the amount of its capital gains. 1040x form and instructions In other words, if a corporation has a net capital loss, it cannot be deducted in the current tax year. 1040x form and instructions It must be carried to other tax years and deducted from capital gains occurring in those years. 1040x form and instructions For more information, see Publication 542. 1040x form and instructions Capital Gains Tax Rates The tax rates that apply to a net capital gain are generally lower than the tax rates that apply to other income. 1040x form and instructions These lower rates are called the maximum capital gains rates. 1040x form and instructions The term “net capital gain” means the amount by which your net long-term capital gain for the year is more than your net short-term capital loss. 1040x form and instructions For 2013, the maximum tax rates for individuals are 0%, 15%, 20%, 25%, and 28%. 1040x form and instructions Also, individuals, use the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Worksheet in the Instructions for Form 1040, or the Schedule D Tax Computation Worksheet in the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040) (whichever applies) to figure your tax if you have qualified dividends or net capital gain. 1040x form and instructions For more information, see chapter 4 of Publication 550. 1040x form and instructions Also see the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). 1040x form and instructions Unrecaptured section 1250 gain. 1040x form and instructions   Generally, this is the part of any long-term capital gain on section 1250 property (real property) that is due to depreciation. 1040x form and instructions Unrecaptured section 1250 gain cannot be more than the net section 1231 gain or include any gain otherwise treated as ordinary income. 1040x form and instructions Use the worksheet in the Schedule D instructions to figure your unrecaptured section 1250 gain. 1040x form and instructions For more information about section 1250 property and net section 1231 gain, see chapter 3. 1040x form and instructions Form 4797 Use Form 4797 to report: The sale or exchange of: Property used in your trade or business; Depreciable and amortizable property; Oil, gas, geothermal, or other mineral properties; and Section 126 property. 1040x form and instructions The involuntary conversion (from other than casualty or theft) of property used in your trade or business and capital assets held in connection with a trade or business or a transaction entered into for profit. 1040x form and instructions The disposition of noncapital assets (other than inventory or property held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of your trade or business). 1040x form and instructions The disposition of capital assets not reported on Schedule D. 1040x form and instructions The gain or loss (including any related recapture) for partners and S corporation shareholders from certain section 179 property dispositions by partnerships (other than electing large partnerships) and S corporations. 1040x form and instructions The computation of recapture amounts under sections 179 and 280F(b)(2) when the business use of section 179 or listed property decreases to 50% or less. 1040x form and instructions Gains or losses treated as ordinary gains or losses, if you are a trader in securities or commodities and made a mark-to-market election under Internal Revenue Code section 475(f). 1040x form and instructions You can use Form 4797 with Form 1040, 1065, 1120, or 1120S. 1040x form and instructions Section 1231 gains and losses. 1040x form and instructions   Show any section 1231 gains and losses in Part I. 1040x form and instructions Carry a net gain to Schedule D (Form 1040) as a long-term capital gain. 1040x form and instructions Carry a net loss to Part II of Form 4797 as an ordinary loss. 1040x form and instructions   If you had any nonrecaptured net section 1231 losses from the preceding 5 tax years, reduce your net gain by those losses and report the amount of the reduction as an ordinary gain in Part II. 1040x form and instructions Report any remaining gain on Schedule D (Form 1040). 1040x form and instructions See Section 1231 Gains and Losses in chapter 3. 1040x form and instructions Ordinary gains and losses. 1040x form and instructions   Show any ordinary gains and losses in Part II. 1040x form and instructions This includes a net loss or a recapture of losses from prior years figured in Part I of Form 4797. 1040x form and instructions It also includes ordinary gain figured in Part III. 1040x form and instructions Mark-to-market election. 1040x form and instructions   If you made a mark-to-market election, you should report all gains and losses from trading as ordinary gains and losses in Part II of Form 4797, instead of as capital gains and losses on Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040). 1040x form and instructions See the Instructions for Form 4797. 1040x form and instructions Also see Special Rules for Traders in Securities, in chapter 4 of Publication 550. 1040x form and instructions Ordinary income from depreciation. 1040x form and instructions   Figure the ordinary income from depreciation on personal property and additional depreciation on real property (as discussed in chapter 3) in Part III. 1040x form and instructions Carry the ordinary income to Part II of Form 4797 as an ordinary gain. 1040x form and instructions Carry any remaining gain to Part I as section 1231 gain, unless it is from a casualty or theft. 1040x form and instructions Carry any remaining gain from a casualty or theft to Form 4684. 1040x form and instructions Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications