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1040x Instructions 2011

1040x instructions 2011 Part Five -   Standard Deduction and Itemized Deductions After you have figured your adjusted gross income, you are ready to subtract the deductions used to figure taxable income. 1040x instructions 2011 You can subtract either the standard deduction or itemized deductions. 1040x instructions 2011 Itemized deductions are deductions for certain expenses that are listed on Schedule A (Form 1040). 1040x instructions 2011 The ten chapters in this part discuss the standard deduction, each itemized deduction, and a limit on some of your itemized deductions if your adjusted gross income is more than certain amounts. 1040x instructions 2011 See chapter 20 for the factors to consider when deciding whether to subtract the standard deduction or itemized deductions. 1040x instructions 2011 Table of Contents 20. 1040x instructions 2011   Standard DeductionWhat's New Introduction Standard Deduction Amount Standard Deduction for Dependents Who Should ItemizeWhen to itemize. 1040x instructions 2011 Married persons who filed separate returns. 1040x instructions 2011 21. 1040x instructions 2011   Medical and Dental ExpensesWhat's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: What Are Medical Expenses? What Expenses Can You Include This Year?Community property states. 1040x instructions 2011 How Much of the Expenses Can You Deduct? Whose Medical Expenses Can You Include?Yourself Spouse Dependent Decedent What Medical Expenses Are Includible?Insurance Premiums Meals and Lodging Transportation Disabled Dependent Care Expenses How Do You Treat Reimbursements?Insurance Reimbursement Damages for Personal Injuries How Do You Figure and Report the Deduction on Your Tax Return?What Tax Form Do You Use? Impairment-Related Work Expenses Health Insurance Costs for Self-Employed Persons 22. 1040x instructions 2011   TaxesIntroductionIndian tribal government. 1040x instructions 2011 Useful Items - You may want to see: Tests To Deduct Any Tax Income TaxesState and Local Income Taxes Foreign Income Taxes General Sales TaxesMotor vehicles. 1040x instructions 2011 Real Estate TaxesReal estate taxes for prior years. 1040x instructions 2011 Examples. 1040x instructions 2011 Form 1099-S. 1040x instructions 2011 Real Estate-Related Items You Cannot Deduct Personal Property Taxes Taxes and Fees You Cannot Deduct Where To Deduct 23. 1040x instructions 2011   Interest ExpenseIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Home Mortgage InterestAmount Deductible Points Mortgage Insurance Premiums Form 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement Investment InterestInvestment Property Allocation of Interest Expense Limit on Deduction Items You Cannot DeductPersonal Interest Allocation of Interest How To ReportMore than one borrower. 1040x instructions 2011 Mortgage proceeds used for business or investment. 1040x instructions 2011 24. 1040x instructions 2011   ContributionsIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Organizations That Qualify To Receive Deductible ContributionsTypes of Qualified Organizations Contributions You Can DeductContributions From Which You Benefit Expenses Paid for Student Living With You Out-of-Pocket Expenses in Giving Services Contributions You Cannot DeductContributions to Individuals Contributions to Nonqualified Organizations Contributions From Which You Benefit Value of Time or Services Personal Expenses Appraisal Fees Contributions of PropertyException. 1040x instructions 2011 Household items. 1040x instructions 2011 Deduction more than $500. 1040x instructions 2011 Form 1098-C. 1040x instructions 2011 Filing deadline approaching and still no Form 1098-C. 1040x instructions 2011 Exception 1—vehicle used or improved by organization. 1040x instructions 2011 Exception 2—vehicle given or sold to needy individual. 1040x instructions 2011 Deduction $500 or less. 1040x instructions 2011 Right to use property. 1040x instructions 2011 Tangible personal property. 1040x instructions 2011 Future interest. 1040x instructions 2011 Determining Fair Market Value Giving Property That Has Decreased in Value Giving Property That Has Increased in Value When To DeductChecks. 1040x instructions 2011 Text message. 1040x instructions 2011 Credit card. 1040x instructions 2011 Pay-by-phone account. 1040x instructions 2011 Stock certificate. 1040x instructions 2011 Promissory note. 1040x instructions 2011 Option. 1040x instructions 2011 Borrowed funds. 1040x instructions 2011 Limits on DeductionsCarryovers Records To KeepCash Contributions Noncash Contributions Out-of-Pocket Expenses How To Report 25. 1040x instructions 2011   Nonbusiness Casualty and Theft LossesWhat's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: CasualtyFamily pet. 1040x instructions 2011 Progressive deterioration. 1040x instructions 2011 Damage from corrosive drywall. 1040x instructions 2011 Theft Loss on Deposits Proof of Loss Figuring a LossDecrease in Fair Market Value Adjusted Basis Insurance and Other Reimbursements Single Casualty on Multiple Properties Deduction Limits$100 Rule 10% Rule When To Report Gains and LossesDisaster Area Loss How To Report Gains and Losses 26. 1040x instructions 2011   Car Expenses and Other Employee Business ExpensesWhat's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Travel ExpensesTraveling Away From Home Tax Home Temporary Assignment or Job What Travel Expenses Are Deductible? 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Gift Expenses Transportation ExpensesArmed Forces reservists. 1040x instructions 2011 Parking fees. 1040x instructions 2011 Advertising display on car. 1040x instructions 2011 Car pools. 1040x instructions 2011 Hauling tools or instruments. 1040x instructions 2011 Union members' trips from a union hall. 1040x instructions 2011 Car Expenses RecordkeepingHow To Prove Expenses How Long To Keep Records and Receipts How To ReportGifts. 1040x instructions 2011 Statutory employees. 1040x instructions 2011 Reimbursements Completing Forms 2106 and 2106-EZ Special Rules 27. 1040x instructions 2011   Tax Benefits for Work-Related EducationWhat's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Qualifying Work-Related EducationEducation Required by Employer or by Law Education To Maintain or Improve Skills Education To Meet Minimum Requirements Education That Qualifies You for a New Trade or Business What Expenses Can Be DeductedUnclaimed reimbursement. 1040x instructions 2011 Transportation Expenses Travel Expenses No Double Benefit Allowed Reimbursements Deducting Business ExpensesSelf-Employed Persons Employees Performing Artists and Fee-Basis Officials Impairment-Related Work Expenses Recordkeeping 28. 1040x instructions 2011   Miscellaneous DeductionsWhat's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Deductions Subject to the 2% LimitUnreimbursed Employee Expenses (Line 21) Tax Preparation Fees (Line 22) Other Expenses (Line 23) Deductions Not Subject to the 2% LimitList of Deductions Nondeductible ExpensesList of Nondeductible Expenses 29. 1040x instructions 2011   Limit on Itemized DeductionsIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Are You Subject to the Limit? Which Itemized Deductions Are Limited? Which Itemized Deductions Are Not Limited? How Do You Figure the Limit?Example. 1040x instructions 2011 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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The 1040x Instructions 2011

1040x instructions 2011 9. 1040x instructions 2011   Education Exception to Additional Tax on Early IRA Distributions Table of Contents Introduction Who Is Eligible Figuring the Amount Not Subject to the 10% Tax Reporting Early Distributions Introduction Generally, if you take a distribution from your IRA before you reach age 59½, you must pay a 10% additional tax on the early distribution. 1040x instructions 2011 This applies to any IRA you own, whether it is a traditional IRA (including a SEP-IRA), a Roth IRA, or a SIMPLE IRA. 1040x instructions 2011 The additional tax on an early distribution from a SIMPLE IRA may be as high as 25%. 1040x instructions 2011 See Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business, for information on SEP-IRAs, and Publication 590, for information about all other IRAs. 1040x instructions 2011 However, you can take distributions from your IRAs for qualified higher education expenses without having to pay the 10% additional tax. 1040x instructions 2011 You may owe income tax on at least part of the amount distributed, but you may not have to pay the 10% additional tax. 1040x instructions 2011 Generally, if the taxable part of the distribution is less than or equal to the adjusted qualified education expenses (AQEE), none of the distribution is subject to the additional tax. 1040x instructions 2011 If the taxable part of the distribution is more than the AQEE, only the excess is subject to the additional tax. 1040x instructions 2011 Who Is Eligible You can take a distribution from your IRA before you reach age 59½ and not have to pay the 10% additional tax if, for the year of the distribution, you pay qualified education expenses for: yourself, your spouse, or your or your spouse's child, foster child, adopted child, or descendant of any of them. 1040x instructions 2011 Qualified education expenses. 1040x instructions 2011   For purposes of the 10% additional tax, these expenses are tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution. 1040x instructions 2011 They also include expenses for special needs services incurred by or for special needs students in connection with their enrollment or attendance. 1040x instructions 2011   In addition, if the student is at least a half-time student, room and board are qualified education expenses. 1040x instructions 2011   The expense for room and board qualifies only to the extent that it is not more than the greater of the following two amounts. 1040x instructions 2011 The allowance for room and board, as determined by the eligible educational institution, that was included in the cost of attendance (for federal financial aid purposes) for a particular academic period and living arrangement of the student. 1040x instructions 2011 The actual amount charged if the student is residing in housing owned or operated by the eligible educational institution. 1040x instructions 2011 You will need to contact the eligible educational institution for qualified room and board costs. 1040x instructions 2011 Eligible educational institution. 1040x instructions 2011   An eligible educational institution is any college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary educational institution eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the U. 1040x instructions 2011 S. 1040x instructions 2011 Department of Education. 1040x instructions 2011 It includes virtually all accredited public, nonprofit, and proprietary (privately owned profit-making) postsecondary institutions. 1040x instructions 2011 The educational institution should be able to tell you if it is an eligible educational institution. 1040x instructions 2011   Certain educational institutions located outside the United States also participate in the U. 1040x instructions 2011 S. 1040x instructions 2011 Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs. 1040x instructions 2011 Half-time student. 1040x instructions 2011   A student is enrolled “at least half-time” if he or she is enrolled for at least half the full-time academic work load for the course of study the student is pursuing as determined under the standards of the school where the student is enrolled. 1040x instructions 2011 Figuring the Amount Not Subject to the 10% Tax To determine the amount of your distribution that is not subject to the 10% additional tax, first figure your adjusted qualified education expenses. 1040x instructions 2011 You do this by reducing your total qualified education expenses by any tax-free educational assistance, which includes: Expenses used to figure the tax-free portion of distributions from a Coverdell education savings account (ESA) (see Distributions in chapter 7, Coverdell Education Savings Account), The tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships (see Tax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Pell grants (see Pell Grants and Other Title IV Need-Based Education Grants in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Veterans' educational assistance (see Veterans' Benefits in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Employer-provided educational assistance (see chapter 11, Employer-Provided Educational Assistance ), and Any other nontaxable (tax-free) payments (other than gifts or inheritances) received as educational assistance. 1040x instructions 2011 Do not reduce the qualified education expenses by amounts paid with funds the student receives as: Payment for services, such as wages, A loan, A gift, An inheritance given to either the student or the individual making the withdrawal, or A withdrawal from personal savings (including savings from a qualified tuition program (QTP)). 1040x instructions 2011 If your IRA distribution is equal to or less than your adjusted qualified education expenses, you are not subject to the 10% additional tax. 1040x instructions 2011 Example 1. 1040x instructions 2011 In 2013, Erin (age 32) took a year off from teaching to attend graduate school full-time. 1040x instructions 2011 She paid $5,800 of qualified education expenses from the following sources. 1040x instructions 2011   Employer-provided educational assistance  (tax free) $5,000     Early distribution from IRA (includes $500 taxable earnings) 3,200           Before Erin can determine if she must pay the 10% additional tax on her IRA distribution, she must reduce her total qualified education expenses. 1040x instructions 2011   Total qualified education expenses $5,800     Minus: Tax-free educational assistance −5,000     Equals: Adjusted qualified  education expenses (AQEE) $ 800   Because Erin's AQEE ($800) are more than the taxable portion of her IRA distribution ($500), she does not have to pay the 10% additional tax on any part of this distribution. 1040x instructions 2011 However, she must include the $500 taxable earnings in her gross income subject to income tax. 1040x instructions 2011 Example 2. 1040x instructions 2011 Assume the same facts as in Example 1 , except that Erin deducted some of the contributions to her IRA, so the taxable part of her early distribution is higher by $1,000. 1040x instructions 2011 This must be included in her income subject to income tax. 1040x instructions 2011 The taxable part of Erin's IRA distribution ($1,000) is larger than her $800 AQEE. 1040x instructions 2011 Therefore, she must pay the 10% additional tax on $200, the taxable part of her distribution ($1,000) that is more than her qualified education expenses ($800). 1040x instructions 2011 She does not have to pay the 10% additional tax on the remaining $800 of her taxable distribution. 1040x instructions 2011 Reporting Early Distributions By January 31, 2014, the payer of your IRA distribution should send you Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. 1040x instructions 2011 The information on this form will help you determine how much of your distribution is taxable for income tax purposes and how much is subject to the 10% additional tax. 1040x instructions 2011 If you received an early distribution from your IRA, you must report the taxable earnings on Form 1040, line 15b (Form 1040NR, line 16b). 1040x instructions 2011 Then, if you qualify for an exception for qualified higher education expenses, you must file Form 5329 to show how much, if any, of your early distribution is subject to the 10% additional tax. 1040x instructions 2011 See the Instructions for Form 5329, Part I, for help in completing the form and entering the results on Form 1040 or 1040NR. 1040x instructions 2011 There are many other situations in which Form 5329 is required. 1040x instructions 2011 If, during 2013, you had other distributions from IRAs or qualified retirement plans, or have made excess contributions to certain tax-favored accounts, see the instructions for line 58 (Form 1040) or line 56 (Form 1040NR) to determine if you must file Form 5329. 1040x instructions 2011 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications