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Filing income tax online 4. Filing income tax online   Interest Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Allocation of InterestOrder of funds spent. Filing income tax online Payments from checking accounts. Filing income tax online Amounts paid within 30 days. Filing income tax online Optional method for determining date of reallocation. Filing income tax online Interest on a segregated account. Filing income tax online How to report. Filing income tax online Interest You Can DeductStatement. Filing income tax online Expenses paid to obtain a mortgage. Filing income tax online Prepayment penalty. Filing income tax online De minimis OID. Filing income tax online Constant-yield method. Filing income tax online Loan or mortgage ends. Filing income tax online Interest You Cannot DeductPenalties. Filing income tax online Who is a key person? Exceptions for pre-June 1997 contracts. Filing income tax online Interest allocated to unborrowed policy cash value. Filing income tax online Capitalization of Interest When To Deduct InterestPrepaid interest. Filing income tax online Discounted loan. Filing income tax online Refunds of interest. Filing income tax online Prepaid interest. Filing income tax online Discounted loan. Filing income tax online Tax deficiency. Filing income tax online Related person. Filing income tax online Below-Market LoansLimit on forgone interest for gift loans of $100,000 or less. Filing income tax online Introduction This chapter discusses the tax treatment of business interest expense. Filing income tax online Business interest expense is an amount charged for the use of money you borrowed for business activities. Filing income tax online Topics - This chapter discusses: Allocation of interest Interest you can deduct Interest you cannot deduct Capitalization of interest When to deduct interest Below-market loans Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 537 Installment Sales 550 Investment Income and Expenses 936 Home Mortgage Interest Deduction Form (and Instructions) Sch A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions Sch E (Form 1040) Supplemental Income and Loss Sch K-1 (Form 1065) Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Filing income tax online Sch K-1 (Form 1120S) Shareholder's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Filing income tax online 1098 Mortgage Interest Statement 3115 Application for Change in Accounting Method 4952 Investment Interest Expense Deduction 8582 Passive Activity Loss Limitations See chapter 12 for information about getting publications and forms. Filing income tax online Allocation of Interest The rules for deducting interest vary, depending on whether the loan proceeds are used for business, personal, or investment activities. Filing income tax online If you use the proceeds of a loan for more than one type of expense, you must allocate the interest based on the use of the loan's proceeds. Filing income tax online Allocate your interest expense to the following categories. Filing income tax online Nonpassive trade or business activity interest Passive trade or business activity interest Investment interest Portfolio interest Personal interest In general, you allocate interest on a loan the same way you allocate the loan proceeds. Filing income tax online You allocate loan proceeds by tracing disbursements to specific uses. Filing income tax online The easiest way to trace disbursements to specific uses is to keep the proceeds of a particular loan separate from any other funds. Filing income tax online Secured loan. Filing income tax online   The allocation of loan proceeds and the related interest is not generally affected by the use of property that secures the loan. Filing income tax online Example. Filing income tax online You secure a loan with property used in your business. Filing income tax online You use the loan proceeds to buy an automobile for personal use. Filing income tax online You must allocate interest expense on the loan to personal use (purchase of the automobile) even though the loan is secured by business property. Filing income tax online    If the property that secures the loan is your home, you generally do not allocate the loan proceeds or the related interest. Filing income tax online The interest is usually deductible as qualified home mortgage interest, regardless of how the loan proceeds are used. Filing income tax online For more information, see Publication 936. Filing income tax online Allocation period. Filing income tax online   The period for which a loan is allocated to a particular use begins on the date the proceeds are used and ends on the earlier of the following dates. Filing income tax online The date the loan is repaid. Filing income tax online The date the loan is reallocated to another use. Filing income tax online Proceeds not disbursed to borrower. Filing income tax online   Even if the lender disburses the loan proceeds to a third party, the allocation of the loan is still based on your use of the funds. Filing income tax online This applies whether you pay for property, services, or anything else by incurring a loan, or you take property subject to a debt. Filing income tax online Proceeds deposited in borrower's account. Filing income tax online   Treat loan proceeds deposited in an account as property held for investment. Filing income tax online It does not matter whether the account pays interest. Filing income tax online Any interest you pay on the loan is investment interest expense. Filing income tax online If you withdraw the proceeds of the loan, you must reallocate the loan based on the use of the funds. Filing income tax online Example. Filing income tax online Celina, a calendar-year taxpayer, borrows $100,000 on January 4 and immediately uses the proceeds to open a checking account. Filing income tax online No other amounts are deposited in the account during the year and no part of the loan principal is repaid during the year. Filing income tax online On April 2, Celina uses $20,000 from the checking account for a passive activity expenditure. Filing income tax online On September 4, Celina uses an additional $40,000 from the account for personal purposes. Filing income tax online Under the interest allocation rules, the entire $100,000 loan is treated as property held for investment for the period from January 4 through April 1. Filing income tax online From April 2 through September 3, Celina must treat $20,000 of the loan as used in the passive activity and $80,000 of the loan as property held for investment. Filing income tax online From September 4 through December 31, she must treat $40,000 of the loan as used for personal purposes, $20,000 as used in the passive activity, and $40,000 as property held for investment. Filing income tax online Order of funds spent. Filing income tax online   Generally, you treat loan proceeds deposited in an account as used (spent) before either of the following amounts. Filing income tax online Any unborrowed amounts held in the same account. Filing income tax online Any amounts deposited after these loan proceeds. Filing income tax online Example. Filing income tax online On January 9, Olena opened a checking account, depositing $500 of the proceeds of Loan A and $1,000 of unborrowed funds. Filing income tax online The following table shows the transactions in her account during the tax year. Filing income tax online Date Transaction January 9 $500 proceeds of Loan A and $1,000 unborrowed funds deposited January 14 $500 proceeds of Loan B  deposited February 19 $800 used for personal purposes February 27 $700 used for passive activity June 19 $1,000 proceeds of Loan C  deposited November 20 $800 used for an investment December 18 $600 used for personal purposes Olena treats the $800 used for personal purposes as made from the $500 proceeds of Loan A and $300 of the proceeds of Loan B. Filing income tax online She treats the $700 used for a passive activity as made from the remaining $200 proceeds of Loan B and $500 of unborrowed funds. Filing income tax online She treats the $800 used for an investment as made entirely from the proceeds of Loan C. Filing income tax online She treats the $600 used for personal purposes as made from the remaining $200 proceeds of Loan C and $400 of unborrowed funds. Filing income tax online For the periods during which loan proceeds are held in the account, Olena treats them as property held for investment. Filing income tax online Payments from checking accounts. Filing income tax online   Generally, you treat a payment from a checking or similar account as made at the time the check is written if you mail or deliver it to the payee within a reasonable period after you write it. Filing income tax online You can treat checks written on the same day as written in any order. Filing income tax online Amounts paid within 30 days. Filing income tax online   If you receive loan proceeds in cash or if the loan proceeds are deposited in an account, you can treat any payment (up to the amount of the proceeds) made from any account you own, or from cash, as made from those proceeds. Filing income tax online This applies to any payment made within 30 days before or after the proceeds are received in cash or deposited in your account. Filing income tax online   If the loan proceeds are deposited in an account, you can apply this rule even if the rules stated earlier under Order of funds spent would otherwise require you to treat the proceeds as used for other purposes. Filing income tax online If you apply this rule to any payments, disregard those payments (and the proceeds from which they are made) when applying the rules stated under Order of funds spent. Filing income tax online   If you received the loan proceeds in cash, you can treat the payment as made on the date you received the cash instead of the date you actually made the payment. Filing income tax online Example. Filing income tax online Giovanni gets a loan of $1,000 on August 4 and receives the proceeds in cash. Filing income tax online Giovanni deposits $1,500 in an account on August 18 and on August 28 writes a check on the account for a passive activity expense. Filing income tax online Also, Giovanni deposits his paycheck, deposits other loan proceeds, and pays his bills during the same period. Filing income tax online Regardless of these other transactions, Giovanni can treat $1,000 of the deposit he made on August 18 as being paid on August 4 from the loan proceeds. Filing income tax online In addition, Giovanni can treat the passive activity expense he paid on August 28 as made from the $1,000 loan proceeds treated as deposited in the account. Filing income tax online Optional method for determining date of reallocation. Filing income tax online   You can use the following method to determine the date loan proceeds are reallocated to another use. Filing income tax online You can treat all payments from loan proceeds in the account during any month as taking place on the later of the following dates. Filing income tax online The first day of that month. Filing income tax online The date the loan proceeds are deposited in the account. Filing income tax online However, you can use this optional method only if you treat all payments from the account during the same calendar month in the same way. Filing income tax online Interest on a segregated account. Filing income tax online   If you have an account that contains only loan proceeds and interest earned on the account, you can treat any payment from that account as being made first from the interest. Filing income tax online When the interest earned is used up, any remaining payments are from loan proceeds. Filing income tax online Example. Filing income tax online You borrowed $20,000 and used the proceeds of this loan to open a new savings account. Filing income tax online When the account had earned interest of $867, you withdrew $20,000 for personal purposes. Filing income tax online You can treat the withdrawal as coming first from the interest earned on the account, $867, and then from the loan proceeds, $19,133 ($20,000 − $867). Filing income tax online All the interest charged on the loan from the time it was deposited in the account until the time of the withdrawal is investment interest expense. Filing income tax online The interest charged on the part of the proceeds used for personal purposes ($19,133) from the time you withdrew it until you either repay it or reallocate it to another use is personal interest expense. Filing income tax online The interest charged on the loan proceeds you left in the account ($867) continues to be investment interest expense until you either repay it or reallocate it to another use. Filing income tax online Loan repayment. Filing income tax online   When you repay any part of a loan allocated to more than one use, treat it as being repaid in the following order. Filing income tax online Personal use. Filing income tax online Investments and passive activities (other than those included in (3)). Filing income tax online Passive activities in connection with a rental real estate activity in which you actively participate. Filing income tax online Former passive activities. Filing income tax online Trade or business use and expenses for certain low-income housing projects. Filing income tax online Line of credit (continuous borrowings). Filing income tax online   The following rules apply if you have a line of credit or similar arrangement. Filing income tax online Treat all borrowed funds on which interest accrues at the same fixed or variable rate as a single loan. Filing income tax online Treat borrowed funds or parts of borrowed funds on which interest accrues at different fixed or variable rates as different loans. Filing income tax online Treat these loans as repaid in the order shown on the loan agreement. Filing income tax online Loan refinancing. Filing income tax online   Allocate the replacement loan to the same uses to which the repaid loan was allocated. Filing income tax online Make the allocation only to the extent you use the proceeds of the new loan to repay any part of the original loan. Filing income tax online Debt-financed distribution. Filing income tax online   A debt-financed distribution occurs when a partnership or S corporation borrows funds and allocates those funds to distributions made to partners or shareholders. Filing income tax online The manner in which you report the interest expense associated with the distributed debt proceeds depends on your use of those proceeds. Filing income tax online How to report. Filing income tax online   If the proceeds were used in a nonpassive trade or business activity, report the interest on Schedule E (Form 1040), line 28; enter “interest expense” and the name of the partnership or S corporation in column (a) and the amount in column (h). Filing income tax online If the proceeds were used in a passive activity, follow the Instructions for Form 8582, Passive Activity Loss Limitations, to determine the amount of interest expense that can be reported on Schedule E (Form 1040), line 28; enter “interest expense” and the name of the partnership in column (a) and the amount in column (f). Filing income tax online If the proceeds were used in an investment activity, enter the interest on Form 4952. Filing income tax online If the proceeds are used for personal purposes, the interest is generally not deductible. Filing income tax online Interest You Can Deduct You can generally deduct as a business expense all interest you pay or accrue during the tax year on debts related to your trade or business. Filing income tax online Interest relates to your trade or business if you use the proceeds of the loan for a trade or business expense. Filing income tax online It does not matter what type of property secures the loan. Filing income tax online You can deduct interest on a debt only if you meet all the following requirements. Filing income tax online You are legally liable for that debt. Filing income tax online Both you and the lender intend that the debt be repaid. Filing income tax online You and the lender have a true debtor-creditor relationship. Filing income tax online Partial liability. Filing income tax online   If you are liable for part of a business debt, you can deduct only your share of the total interest paid or accrued. Filing income tax online Example. Filing income tax online You and your brother borrow money. Filing income tax online You are liable for 50% of the note. Filing income tax online You use your half of the loan in your business, and you make one-half of the loan payments. Filing income tax online You can deduct your half of the total interest payments as a business deduction. Filing income tax online Mortgage. Filing income tax online   Generally, mortgage interest paid or accrued on real estate you own legally or equitably is deductible. Filing income tax online However, rather than deducting the interest currently, you may have to add it to the cost basis of the property as explained later under Capitalization of Interest. Filing income tax online Statement. Filing income tax online   If you paid $600 or more of mortgage interest (including certain points) during the year on any one mortgage, you generally will receive a Form 1098 or a similar statement. Filing income tax online You will receive the statement if you pay interest to a person (including a financial institution or a cooperative housing corporation) in the course of that person's trade or business. Filing income tax online A governmental unit is a person for purposes of furnishing the statement. Filing income tax online   If you receive a refund of interest you overpaid in an earlier year, this amount will be reported in box 3 of Form 1098. Filing income tax online You cannot deduct this amount. Filing income tax online For information on how to report this refund, see Refunds of interest, later in this chapter. Filing income tax online Expenses paid to obtain a mortgage. Filing income tax online   Certain expenses you pay to obtain a mortgage cannot be deducted as interest. Filing income tax online These expenses, which include mortgage commissions, abstract fees, and recording fees, are capital expenses. Filing income tax online If the property mortgaged is business or income-producing property, you can amortize the costs over the life of the mortgage. Filing income tax online Prepayment penalty. Filing income tax online   If you pay off your mortgage early and pay the lender a penalty for doing this, you can deduct the penalty as interest. Filing income tax online Interest on employment tax deficiency. Filing income tax online   Interest charged on employment taxes assessed on your business is deductible. Filing income tax online Original issue discount (OID). Filing income tax online   OID is a form of interest. Filing income tax online A loan (mortgage or other debt) generally has OID when its proceeds are less than its principal amount. Filing income tax online The OID is the difference between the stated redemption price at maturity and the issue price of the loan. Filing income tax online   A loan's stated redemption price at maturity is the sum of all amounts (principal and interest) payable on it other than qualified stated interest. Filing income tax online Qualified stated interest is stated interest that is unconditionally payable in cash or property (other than another loan of the issuer) at least annually over the term of the loan at a single fixed rate. Filing income tax online You generally deduct OID over the term of the loan. Filing income tax online Figure the amount to deduct each year using the constant-yield method, unless the OID on the loan is de minimis. Filing income tax online De minimis OID. Filing income tax online   The OID is de minimis if it is less than one-fourth of 1% (. Filing income tax online 0025) of the stated redemption price of the loan at maturity multiplied by the number of full years from the date of original issue to maturity (the term of the loan). Filing income tax online   If the OID is de minimis, you can choose one of the following ways to figure the amount you can deduct each year. Filing income tax online On a constant-yield basis over the term of the loan. Filing income tax online On a straight-line basis over the term of the loan. Filing income tax online In proportion to stated interest payments. Filing income tax online In its entirety at maturity of the loan. Filing income tax online You make this choice by deducting the OID in a manner consistent with the method chosen on your timely filed tax return for the tax year in which the loan is issued. Filing income tax online Example. Filing income tax online On January 1, 2013, you took out a $100,000 discounted loan and received $98,500 in proceeds. Filing income tax online The loan will mature on January 1, 2023 (a 10-year term), and the $100,000 principal is payable on that date. Filing income tax online Interest of $10,000 is payable on January 1 of each year, beginning January 1, 2014. Filing income tax online The $1,500 OID on the loan is de minimis because it is less than $2,500 ($100,000 × . Filing income tax online 0025 × 10). Filing income tax online You choose to deduct the OID on a straight-line basis over the term of the loan. Filing income tax online Beginning in 2013, you can deduct $150 each year for 10 years. Filing income tax online Constant-yield method. Filing income tax online   If the OID is not de minimis, you must use the constant-yield method to figure how much you can deduct each year. Filing income tax online You figure your deduction for the first year using the following steps. Filing income tax online Determine the issue price of the loan. Filing income tax online Generally, this equals the proceeds of the loan. Filing income tax online If you paid points on the loan (as discussed later), the issue price generally is the difference between the proceeds and the points. Filing income tax online Multiply the result in (1) by the yield to maturity. Filing income tax online Subtract any qualified stated interest payments from the result in (2). Filing income tax online This is the OID you can deduct in the first year. Filing income tax online   To figure your deduction in any subsequent year, follow the above steps, except determine the adjusted issue price in step (1). Filing income tax online To get the adjusted issue price, add to the issue price any OID previously deducted. Filing income tax online Then follow steps (2) and (3) above. Filing income tax online   The yield to maturity is generally shown in the literature you receive from your lender. Filing income tax online If you do not have this information, consult your lender or tax advisor. Filing income tax online In general, the yield to maturity is the discount rate that, when used in computing the present value of all principal and interest payments, produces an amount equal to the principal amount of the loan. Filing income tax online Example. Filing income tax online The facts are the same as in the previous example, except that you deduct the OID on a constant yield basis over the term of the loan. Filing income tax online The yield to maturity on your loan is 10. Filing income tax online 2467%, compounded annually. Filing income tax online For 2013, you can deduct $93 [($98,500 × . Filing income tax online 102467) − $10,000]. Filing income tax online For 2014, you can deduct $103 [($98,593 × . Filing income tax online 102467) − $10,000]. Filing income tax online Loan or mortgage ends. Filing income tax online   If your loan or mortgage ends, you may be able to deduct any remaining OID in the tax year in which the loan or mortgage ends. Filing income tax online A loan or mortgage may end due to a refinancing, prepayment, foreclosure, or similar event. Filing income tax online If you refinance with the original lender, you generally cannot deduct the remaining OID in the year in which the refinancing occurs, but you may be able to deduct it over the term of the new mortgage or loan. Filing income tax online See Interest paid with funds borrowed from original lender under Interest You Cannot Deduct, later. Filing income tax online Points. Filing income tax online   The term “points” is used to describe certain charges paid, or treated as paid, by a borrower to obtain a loan or a mortgage. Filing income tax online These charges are also called loan origination fees, maximum loan charges, discount points, or premium charges. Filing income tax online If any of these charges (points) are solely for the use of money, they are interest. Filing income tax online   Because points are prepaid interest, you generally cannot deduct the full amount in the year paid. Filing income tax online However, you can choose to fully deduct points in the year paid if you meet certain tests. Filing income tax online For exceptions to the general rule, see Publication 936. Filing income tax online The points reduce the issue price of the loan and result in original issue discount (OID), deductible as explained in the preceding discussion. Filing income tax online Partial payments on a nontax debt. Filing income tax online   If you make partial payments on a debt (other than a debt owed the IRS), the payments are applied, in general, first to interest and any remainder to principal. Filing income tax online You can deduct only the interest. Filing income tax online This rule does not apply when it can be inferred that the borrower and lender understood that a different allocation of the payments would be made. Filing income tax online Installment purchase. Filing income tax online   If you make an installment purchase of business property, the contract between you and the seller generally provides for the payment of interest. Filing income tax online If no interest or a low rate of interest is charged under the contract, a portion of the stated principal amount payable under the contract may be recharacterized as interest (unstated interest). Filing income tax online The amount recharacterized as interest reduces your basis in the property and increases your interest expense. Filing income tax online For more information on installment sales and unstated interest, see Publication 537. Filing income tax online Interest You Cannot Deduct Certain interest payments cannot be deducted. Filing income tax online In addition, certain other expenses that may seem to be interest but are not, cannot be deducted as interest. Filing income tax online You cannot currently deduct interest that must be capitalized, and you generally cannot deduct personal interest. Filing income tax online Interest paid with funds borrowed from original lender. Filing income tax online   If you use the cash method of accounting, you cannot deduct interest you pay with funds borrowed from the original lender through a second loan, an advance, or any other arrangement similar to a loan. Filing income tax online You can deduct the interest expense once you start making payments on the new loan. Filing income tax online   When you make a payment on the new loan, you first apply the payment to interest and then to the principal. Filing income tax online All amounts you apply to the interest on the first loan are deductible, along with any interest you pay on the second loan, subject to any limits that apply. Filing income tax online Capitalized interest. Filing income tax online   You cannot currently deduct interest you are required to capitalize under the uniform capitalization rules. Filing income tax online See Capitalization of Interest, later. Filing income tax online In addition, if you buy property and pay interest owed by the seller (for example, by assuming the debt and any interest accrued on the property), you cannot deduct the interest. Filing income tax online Add this interest to the basis of the property. Filing income tax online Commitment fees or standby charges. Filing income tax online   Fees you incur to have business funds available on a standby basis, but not for the actual use of the funds, are not deductible as interest payments. Filing income tax online You may be able to deduct them as business expenses. Filing income tax online   If the funds are for inventory or certain property used in your business, the fees are indirect costs and you generally must capitalize them under the uniform capitalization rules. Filing income tax online See Capitalization of Interest, later. Filing income tax online Interest on income tax. Filing income tax online   Interest charged on income tax assessed on your individual income tax return is not a business deduction even though the tax due is related to income from your trade or business. Filing income tax online Treat this interest as a business deduction only in figuring a net operating loss deduction. Filing income tax online Penalties. Filing income tax online   Penalties on underpaid deficiencies and underpaid estimated tax are not interest. Filing income tax online You cannot deduct them. Filing income tax online Generally, you cannot deduct any fines or penalties. Filing income tax online Interest on loans with respect to life insurance policies. Filing income tax online   You generally cannot deduct interest on a debt incurred with respect to any life insurance, annuity, or endowment contract that covers any individual unless that individual is a key person. Filing income tax online   If the policy or contract covers a key person, you can deduct the interest on up to $50,000 of debt for that person. Filing income tax online However, the deduction for any month cannot be more than the interest figured using Moody's Composite Yield on Seasoned Corporate Bonds (formerly known as Moody's Corporate Bond Yield Average-Monthly Average Corporates) (Moody's rate) for that month. Filing income tax online Who is a key person?   A key person is an officer or 20% owner. Filing income tax online However, the number of individuals you can treat as key persons is limited to the greater of the following. Filing income tax online Five individuals. 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Filing income tax online For more information, see section 264(f) of the Internal Revenue Code. Filing income tax online Capitalization of Interest Under the uniform capitalization rules, you generally must capitalize interest on debt equal to your expenditures to produce real property or certain tangible personal property. Filing income tax online The property must be produced by you for use in your trade or business or for sale to customers. Filing income tax online You cannot capitalize interest related to property that you acquire in any other manner. Filing income tax online Interest you paid or incurred during the production period must be capitalized if the property produced is designated property. Filing income tax online Designated property is any of the following. Filing income tax online Real property. Filing income tax online Tangible personal property with a class life of 20 years or more. Filing income tax online Tangible personal property with an estimated production period of more than 2 years. Filing income tax online Tangible personal property with an estimated production period of more than 1 year if the estimated cost of production is more than $1 million. Filing income tax online Property you produce. Filing income tax online   You produce property if you construct, build, install, manufacture, develop, improve, create, raise, or grow it. Filing income tax online Treat property produced for you under a contract as produced by you up to the amount you pay or incur for the property. Filing income tax online Carrying charges. Filing income tax online   Carrying charges include taxes you pay to carry or develop real estate or to carry, transport, or install personal property. Filing income tax online You can choose to capitalize carrying charges not subject to the uniform capitalization rules if they are otherwise deductible. Filing income tax online For more information, see chapter 7. Filing income tax online Capitalized interest. Filing income tax online   Treat capitalized interest as a cost of the property produced. Filing income tax online You recover your interest when you sell or use the property. Filing income tax online If the property is inventory, recover capitalized interest through cost of goods sold. Filing income tax online If the property is used in your trade or business, recover capitalized interest through an adjustment to basis, depreciation, amortization, or other method. Filing income tax online Partnerships and S corporations. Filing income tax online   The interest capitalization rules are applied first at the partnership or S corporation level. Filing income tax online The rules are then applied at the partners' or shareholders' level to the extent the partnership or S corporation has insufficient debt to support the production or construction costs. Filing income tax online   If you are a partner or a shareholder, you may have to capitalize interest you incur during the tax year for the production costs of the partnership or S corporation. Filing income tax online You may also have to capitalize interest incurred by the partnership or S corporation for your own production costs. Filing income tax online To properly capitalize interest under these rules, you must be given the required information in an attachment to the Schedule K-1 you receive from the partnership or S corporation. Filing income tax online Additional information. Filing income tax online   The procedures for applying the uniform capitalization rules are beyond the scope of this publication. Filing income tax online For more information, see sections 1. Filing income tax online 263A-8 through 1. Filing income tax online 263A-15 of the regulations and Notice 88-99. Filing income tax online Notice 88-99 is in Cumulative Bulletin 1988-2. Filing income tax online When To Deduct Interest If the uniform capitalization rules, discussed under Capitalization of Interest, earlier, do not apply to you, deduct interest as follows. Filing income tax online Cash method. Filing income tax online   Under the cash method, you can generally deduct only the interest you actually paid during the tax year. Filing income tax online You cannot deduct a promissory note you gave as payment because it is a promise to pay and not an actual payment. Filing income tax online Prepaid interest. Filing income tax online   You generally cannot deduct any interest paid before the year it is due. Filing income tax online Interest paid in advance can be deducted only in the tax year in which it is due. Filing income tax online Discounted loan. Filing income tax online   If interest or a discount is subtracted from your loan proceeds, it is not a payment of interest and you cannot deduct it when you get the loan. Filing income tax online For more information, see Original issue discount (OID) under Interest You Can Deduct, earlier. Filing income tax online Refunds of interest. Filing income tax online   If you pay interest and then receive a refund in the same tax year of any part of the interest, reduce your interest deduction by the refund. Filing income tax online If you receive the refund in a later tax year, include the refund in your income to the extent the deduction for the interest reduced your tax. Filing income tax online Accrual method. Filing income tax online   Under an accrual method, you can deduct only interest that has accrued during the tax year. Filing income tax online Prepaid interest. Filing income tax online   See Prepaid interest, earlier. Filing income tax online Discounted loan. Filing income tax online   See Discounted loan, earlier. Filing income tax online Tax deficiency. Filing income tax online   If you contest a federal income tax deficiency, interest does not accrue until the tax year the final determination of liability is made. Filing income tax online If you do not contest the deficiency, then the interest accrues in the year the tax was asserted and agreed to by you. Filing income tax online   However, if you contest but pay the proposed tax deficiency and interest, and you do not designate the payment as a cash bond, then the interest is deductible in the year paid. Filing income tax online Related person. Filing income tax online   If you use an accrual method, you cannot deduct interest owed to a related person who uses the cash method until payment is made and the interest is includible in the gross income of that person. Filing income tax online The relationship is determined as of the end of the tax year for which the interest would otherwise be deductible. Filing income tax online See section 267 of the Internal Revenue Code for more information. Filing income tax online Below-Market Loans If you receive a below-market gift or demand loan and use the proceeds in your trade or business, you may be able to deduct the forgone interest. Filing income tax online See Treatment of gift and demand loans, later, in this discussion. Filing income tax online A below-market loan is a loan on which no interest is charged or on which interest is charged at a rate below the applicable federal rate. Filing income tax online A gift or demand loan that is a below-market loan generally is considered an arm's-length transaction in which you, the borrower, are considered as having received both the following. Filing income tax online A loan in exchange for a note that requires the payment of interest at the applicable federal rate. Filing income tax online An additional payment in an amount equal to the forgone interest. Filing income tax online The additional payment is treated as a gift, dividend, contribution to capital, payment of compensation, or other payment, depending on the substance of the transaction. Filing income tax online Forgone interest. Filing income tax online   For any period, forgone interest is The interest that would be payable for that period if interest accrued on the loan at the applicable federal rate and was payable annually on December 31, minus Any interest actually payable on the loan for the period. Filing income tax online Applicable federal rates are published by the IRS each month in the Internal Revenue Bulletin. Filing income tax online Internal Revenue Bulletins are available on the IRS web site at www. Filing income tax online irs. Filing income tax online gov/irb. Filing income tax online You can also contact an IRS office to get these rates. Filing income tax online Loans subject to the rules. Filing income tax online   The rules for below-market loans apply to the following. Filing income tax online Gift loans (below-market loans where the forgone interest is in the nature of a gift). Filing income tax online Compensation-related loans (below-market loans between an employer and an employee or between an independent contractor and a person for whom the contractor provides services). Filing income tax online Corporation-shareholder loans. Filing income tax online Tax avoidance loans (below-market loans where the avoidance of federal tax is one of the main purposes of the interest arrangement). Filing income tax online Loans to qualified continuing care facilities under a continuing care contract (made after October 11, 1985). Filing income tax online   Except as noted in (5) above, these rules apply to demand loans (loans payable in full at any time upon the lender's demand) outstanding after June 6, 1984, and to term loans (loans that are not demand loans) made after that date. Filing income tax online Treatment of gift and demand loans. Filing income tax online   If you receive a below-market gift loan or demand loan, you are treated as receiving an additional payment (as a gift, dividend, etc. Filing income tax online ) equal to the forgone interest on the loan. Filing income tax online You are then treated as transferring this amount back to the lender as interest. Filing income tax online These transfers are considered to occur annually, generally on December 31. Filing income tax online If you use the loan proceeds in your trade or business, you can deduct the forgone interest each year as a business interest expense. Filing income tax online The lender must report it as interest income. Filing income tax online Limit on forgone interest for gift loans of $100,000 or less. Filing income tax online   For gift loans between individuals, forgone interest treated as transferred back to the lender is limited to the borrower's net investment income for the year. Filing income tax online This limit applies if the outstanding loans between the lender and borrower total $100,000 or less. Filing income tax online If the borrower's net investment income is $1,000 or less, it is treated as zero. Filing income tax online This limit does not apply to a loan if the avoidance of any federal tax is one of the main purposes of the interest arrangement. Filing income tax online Treatment of term loans. Filing income tax online   If you receive a below-market term loan other than a gift or demand loan, you are treated as receiving an additional cash payment (as a dividend, etc. Filing income tax online ) on the date the loan is made. Filing income tax online This payment is equal to the loan amount minus the present value, at the applicable federal rate, of all payments due under the loan. Filing income tax online The same amount is treated as original issue discount on the loan. Filing income tax online See Original issue discount (OID) under Interest You Can Deduct, earlier. Filing income tax online Exceptions for loans of $10,000 or less. Filing income tax online   The rules for below-market loans do not apply to any day on which the total outstanding loans between the borrower and lender is $10,000 or less. Filing income tax online This exception applies only to the following. Filing income tax online Gift loans between individuals if the loan is not directly used to buy or carry income-producing assets. Filing income tax online Compensation-related loans or corporation-shareholder loans if the avoidance of any federal tax is not a principal purpose of the interest arrangement. Filing income tax online This exception does not apply to a term loan described in (2) above that was previously subject to the below-market loan rules. Filing income tax online Those rules will continue to apply even if the outstanding balance is reduced to $10,000 or less. Filing income tax online Exceptions for loans without significant tax effect. Filing income tax online   The following loans are specifically exempted from the rules for below-market loans because their interest arrangements do not have a significant effect on the federal tax liability of the borrower or the lender. Filing income tax online Loans made available by lenders to the general public on the same terms and conditions that are consistent with the lender's customary business practices. Filing income tax online Loans subsidized by a federal, state, or municipal government that are made available under a program of general application to the public. Filing income tax online Certain employee-relocation loans. Filing income tax online Certain loans to or from a foreign person, unless the interest income would be effectively connected with the conduct of a U. Filing income tax online S. Filing income tax online trade or business and not exempt from U. Filing income tax online S. Filing income tax online tax under an income tax treaty. Filing income tax online Any other loan if the taxpayer can show that the interest arrangement has no significant effect on the federal tax liability of the lender or the borrower. Filing income tax online Whether an interest arrangement has a significant effect on the federal tax liability of the lender or the borrower will be determined by all the facts and circumstances. Filing income tax online Consider all the following factors. Filing income tax online Whether items of income and deduction generated by the loan offset each other. Filing income tax online The amount of the items. Filing income tax online The cost of complying with the below-market loan provisions if they were to apply. Filing income tax online Any reasons, other than taxes, for structuring the transaction as a below-market loan. Filing income tax online Exception for loans to qualified continuing care facilities. Filing income tax online   The below-market interest rules do not apply to a loan owed by a qualified continuing care facility under a continuing care contract if the lender or lender's spouse is age 62 or older by the end of the calendar year. Filing income tax online A qualified continuing care facility is one or more facilities (excluding nursing homes) meeting the requirements listed below. Filing income tax online Designed to provide services under continuing care contracts (defined below). Filing income tax online Includes an independent living unit, and either an assisted living or nursing facility, or both. Filing income tax online Substantially all of the independent living unit residents are covered by continuing care contracts. Filing income tax online A continuing care contract is a written contract between an individual and a qualified continuing care facility that includes all of the following conditions. Filing income tax online The individual or individual's spouse must be entitled to use the facility for the rest of their life or lives. Filing income tax online The individual or individual's spouse will be provided with housing, as appropriate for the health of the individual or individual's spouse in an: independent living unit (which has additional available facilities outside the unit for the provision of meals and other personal care), and assisted living or nursing facility available in the continuing care facility. Filing income tax online The individual or individual's spouse will be provided with assisted living or nursing care available in the continuing care facility, as required for the health of the individual or the individual's spouse. Filing income tax online For more information, see section 7872(h) of the Internal Revenue Code. Filing income tax online Sale or exchange of property. Filing income tax online   Different rules generally apply to a loan connected with the sale or exchange of property. Filing income tax online If the loan does not provide adequate stated interest, part of the principal payment may be considered interest. Filing income tax online However, there are exceptions that may require you to apply the below-market interest rate rules to these loans. Filing income tax online See Unstated Interest and Original Issue Discount (OID) in Publication 537. Filing income tax online More information. Filing income tax online   For more information on below-market loans, see section 7872 of the Internal Revenue Code and section 1. Filing income tax online 7872-5 of the regulations. Filing income tax online Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Filing income tax online Publication 525 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionAssignment of income. Filing income tax online Ordering forms and publications. Filing income tax online Tax questions. Filing income tax online Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 525, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Filing income tax online irs. Filing income tax online gov/pub525. Filing income tax online What's New Health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs) under cafeteria plans. Filing income tax online  For plan years beginning after 2012, health FSAs are subject to a $2,500 limit on salary reduction contributions. Filing income tax online For plan years beginning after 2013, the $2,500 limit is subject to an inflation adjustment. Filing income tax online Itemized deduction for medical expenses. Filing income tax online  Beginning in 2013, an itemized deduction is generally allowed for uncompensated medical expenses that exceed 10% of adjusted gross income (AGI). Filing income tax online If an individual or an individual’s spouse was born before January 2, 1949, the deduction is allowed for expenses that exceed 7. Filing income tax online 5% of AGI. Filing income tax online Additional Medicare Tax. Filing income tax online  Beginning in 2013, a 0. Filing income tax online 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to Medicare wages, railroad retirement (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income that are more than: $125,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if married filing jointly, or $200,000 if single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er). Filing income tax online For more information, see Form 8959 and its instructions. Filing income tax online Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). Filing income tax online  Beginning in 2013, the NIIT applies at a rate of 3. Filing income tax online 8% to certain net investment income of individuals, estates and trusts that have income above the threshold amounts. Filing income tax online Individuals will owe the tax if they have net investment income and also have modified adjusted gross income over the following thresholds for their filing status: Married filing jointly, $250,000; Married filing separately, $125,000; Single, $200,000; Head of household (with qualifying person), $200,000; Qualifying widow(er) with dependent child, $250,000. Filing income tax online For more information, see Form 8960 and its instructions. Filing income tax online Reminders Terrorist attacks. Filing income tax online  You can exclude from income certain disaster assistance, disability, and death payments received as a result of a terrorist or military action. Filing income tax online For more information, see Publication 3920, Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks. Filing income tax online Gulf oil spill. Filing income tax online  You are required to include in your gross income payments you received for lost wages, lost business income, or lost profits. Filing income tax online See Gulf oil spill under Other Income, later. Filing income tax online Qualified settlement income. Filing income tax online . Filing income tax online  If you are a qualified taxpayer, you can contribute all or part of your qualified settlement income, up to $100,000, to an eligible retirement plan, including an IRA. Filing income tax online Contributions to eligible retirement plans, other than a Roth IRA or a designated Roth contribution, reduce the qualified settlement income that you must include in income. Filing income tax online See Exxon Valdez settlement income under Other Income, later. Filing income tax online Foreign income. Filing income tax online  If you are a U. Filing income tax online S. Filing income tax online citizen or resident alien, you must report income from sources outside the United States (foreign income) on your tax return unless it is exempt by U. Filing income tax online S. Filing income tax online law. Filing income tax online This is true whether you reside inside or outside the United States and whether or not you receive a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, or Form 1099 from the foreign payer. Filing income tax online This applies to earned income (such as wages and tips) as well as unearned income (such as interest, dividends, capital gains, pensions, rents, and royalties). Filing income tax online If you reside outside the United States, you may be able to exclude part or all of your foreign source earned income. Filing income tax online For details, see Publication 54, Tax Guide for U. Filing income tax online S. Filing income tax online Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad. Filing income tax online Disaster mitigation payments. Filing income tax online . Filing income tax online  You can exclude from income grants you use to mitigate (reduce the severity of) potential damage from future natural disasters that are paid to you through state and local governments. Filing income tax online For more information, see Disaster mitigation payments under Welfare and Other Public Assistance Benefits, later. Filing income tax online Qualified joint venture. Filing income tax online  A qualified joint venture conducted by you and your spouse may not be treated as a partnership if you file a joint return for the tax year. Filing income tax online See Partnership Income under Business and Investment Income, later. Filing income tax online Photographs of missing children. Filing income tax online  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Filing income tax online Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that otherwise would be blank. Filing income tax online 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. Filing income tax online Introduction You can receive income in the form of money, property, or services. Filing income tax online This publication discusses many kinds of income and explains whether they are taxable or nontaxable. Filing income tax online It includes discussions on employee wages and fringe benefits, and income from bartering, partnerships, S corporations, and royalties. Filing income tax online It also includes information on disability pensions, life insurance proceeds, and welfare and other public assistance benefits. Filing income tax online Check the index for the location of a specific subject. Filing income tax online In most cases, an amount included in your income is taxable unless it is specifically exempted by law. Filing income tax online Income that is taxable must be reported on your return and is subject to tax. Filing income tax online Income that is nontaxable may have to be shown on your tax return but is not taxable. Filing income tax online Constructively received income. Filing income tax online   You are generally taxed on income that is available to you, regardless of whether it is actually in your possession. Filing income tax online    A valid check that you received or that was made available to you before the end of the tax year is considered income constructively received in that year, even if you do not cash the check or deposit it to your account until the next year. Filing income tax online For example, if the postal service tries to deliver a check to you on the last day of the tax year but you are not at home to receive it, you must include the amount in your income for that tax year. Filing income tax online If the check was mailed so that it could not possibly reach you until after the end of the tax year, and you otherwise could not get the funds before the end of the year, you include the amount in your income for the next tax year. Filing income tax online Assignment of income. Filing income tax online   Income received by an agent for you is income you constructively received in the year the agent received it. Filing income tax online If you agree by contract that a third party is to receive income for you, you must include the amount in your income when the third party receives it. Filing income tax online Example. Filing income tax online You and your employer agree that part of your salary is to be paid directly to one of your creditors. Filing income tax online You must include that amount in your income when your creditor receives it. Filing income tax online Prepaid income. Filing income tax online   In most cases, prepaid income, such as compensation for future services, is included in your income in the year you receive it. Filing income tax online However, if you use an accrual method of accounting, you can defer prepaid income you receive for services to be performed before the end of the next tax year. Filing income tax online In this case, you include the payment in your income as you earn it by performing the services. Filing income tax online Comments and suggestions. Filing income tax online   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 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Filing income tax online Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 334 Tax Guide for Small Business 523 Selling Your Home 527 Residential Rental Property 541 Partnerships 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 550 Investment Income and Expenses 559 Survivors, Executors, and Administrators 575 Pension and Annuity Income 915 Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits 970 Tax Benefits for Education 4681 Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments Form (and Instructions) 1040 U. Filing income tax online S. Filing income tax online Individual Income Tax Return 1040A U. Filing income tax online S. Filing income tax online Individual Income Tax Return 1040EZ Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents 1040NR U. Filing income tax online S. Filing income tax online Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return 1099-R Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Filing income tax online W-2 Wage and Tax Statement  See How To Get Tax Help , near the end of this publication, for information about getting these publications. Filing income tax online Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications