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Free tax filing for 2013 5. Free tax filing for 2013   Exemptions, Deductions, and Credits Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Items Related to Excluded Income Exemptions Contributions to Foreign Charitable Organizations Moving ExpensesAllocation of Moving Expenses Forms To File Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements Taxes of Foreign Countries and U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 PossessionsCredit for Foreign Income Taxes Deduction for Foreign Income Taxes Deduction for Other Foreign Taxes How To Report Deductions Topics - This chapter discusses: The rules concerning items related to excluded income, Exemptions, Contributions to foreign charitable organizations, Moving expenses, Contributions to individual retirement arrangements (IRAs), Taxes of foreign countries and U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 possessions, and How to report deductions. Free tax filing for 2013 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 501 Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 514 Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 521 Moving Expenses 523 Selling Your Home 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 597 Information on the United States—Canada Income Tax Treaty Form (and Instructions) 1116 Foreign Tax Credit 2106 Employee Business Expenses 2555 Foreign Earned Income 2555-EZ Foreign Earned Income Exclusion 3903 Moving Expenses Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions Schedule C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business SS-5 Application for a Social Security Card W-7 Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number See chapter 7 for information about getting these publications and forms. Free tax filing for 2013 Items Related to Excluded Income U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 citizens and resident aliens living outside the United States generally are allowed the same deductions as citizens and residents living in the United States. Free tax filing for 2013 If you choose to exclude foreign earned income or housing amounts, you cannot deduct, exclude, or claim a credit for any item that can be allocated to or charged against the excluded amounts. Free tax filing for 2013 This includes any expenses, losses, and other normally deductible items that are allocable to the excluded income. Free tax filing for 2013 You can deduct only those expenses connected with earning includible income. Free tax filing for 2013 These rules apply only to items definitely related to the excluded earned income and they do not apply to other items that are not definitely related to any particular type of gross income. Free tax filing for 2013 These rules do not apply to items such as: Personal exemptions, Qualified retirement contributions, Alimony payments, Charitable contributions, Medical expenses, Mortgage interest, or Real estate taxes on your personal residence. Free tax filing for 2013 For purposes of these rules, your housing deduction is not treated as allocable to your excluded income, but the deduction for self- employment tax is. Free tax filing for 2013 If you receive foreign earned income in a tax year after the year in which you earned it, you may have to file an amended return for the earlier year to properly adjust the amounts of deductions, credits, or exclusions allocable to your foreign earned income and housing exclusions. Free tax filing for 2013 Example. Free tax filing for 2013 In 2012, you had $90,400 of foreign earned income and $9,500 of deductions allocable to your foreign earned income. Free tax filing for 2013 You did not have a housing exclusion. Free tax filing for 2013 Because you excluded all of your foreign earned income, you would not have been able to claim any of the deductions on your 2012 return. Free tax filing for 2013 In 2013, you received a $12,000 bonus for work you did abroad in 2012. Free tax filing for 2013 You can exclude $4,700 of the bonus because the limit on the foreign earned income exclusion for 2012 was $95,100 and you have already excluded $90,400. Free tax filing for 2013 Since you must include $7,300 of the bonus ($12,000 − $4,700) for work you did in 2012 in income, you can file an amended return for 2012 to claim $677 of the deductions. Free tax filing for 2013 This is the deductions allocable to the foreign earned income ($9,500) multiplied by the includible portion of the foreign earned income ($7,300) and divided by the total foreign earned income for 2012 ($102,400). Free tax filing for 2013 Exemptions You can claim an exemption for your nonresident alien spouse on your separate return, provided your spouse has no gross income for U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 tax purposes and is not the dependent of another U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 taxpayer. Free tax filing for 2013 You also can claim exemptions for individuals who qualify as your dependents. Free tax filing for 2013 To be your dependent, the individual must be a U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 citizen, U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 national, U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 resident alien, or a resident of Canada or Mexico for some part of the calendar year in which your tax year begins. Free tax filing for 2013 Children. Free tax filing for 2013   Children usually are citizens or residents of the same country as their parents. Free tax filing for 2013 If you were a U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 citizen when your child was born, your child generally is a U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 citizen. Free tax filing for 2013 This is true even if the child's other parent is a nonresident alien, the child was born in a foreign country, and the child lives abroad with the other parent. Free tax filing for 2013   If you have a legally adopted child who is not a U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 citizen, U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 resident, or U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 national, the child meets the citizen requirement if you are a U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 citizen or U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 national and the child lived with you as a member of your household all year. Free tax filing for 2013 Social security number. Free tax filing for 2013   You must include on your return the social security number (SSN) of each dependent for whom you claim an exemption. Free tax filing for 2013 To get a social security number for a dependent, apply at a Social Security office or U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 consulate. Free tax filing for 2013 You must provide original or certified copies of documents to verify the dependent's age, identity, and citizenship, and complete Form SS-5. Free tax filing for 2013   If you do not have an SSN for a child who was born in 2013 and died in 2013, attach a copy of the child's birth certificate to your tax return. Free tax filing for 2013 Print “Died” in column (2) of line 6c of your Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Free tax filing for 2013   If your dependent is a nonresident alien who is not eligible to get a social security number, you must list the dependent's individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) instead of an SSN. Free tax filing for 2013 To apply for an ITIN, file Form W-7 with the IRS. Free tax filing for 2013 It usually takes 6 to 10 weeks to get an ITIN. Free tax filing for 2013 Enter your dependent's ITIN wherever an SSN is requested on your tax return. Free tax filing for 2013 More information. Free tax filing for 2013   For more information about exemptions, see Publication 501. Free tax filing for 2013 Contributions to Foreign Charitable Organizations If you make contributions directly to a foreign church or other foreign charitable organization, you generally cannot deduct them. Free tax filing for 2013 Exceptions are explained under Canadian, Mexican, and Israeli charities, later. Free tax filing for 2013 You can deduct contributions to a U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 organization that transfers funds to a charitable foreign organization if the U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 organization controls the use of the funds by the foreign organization or if the foreign organization is just an administrative arm of the U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 organization. Free tax filing for 2013 Canadian, Mexican, and Israeli charities. Free tax filing for 2013   Under the income tax treaties with Canada, Mexico and Israel, you may be able to deduct contributions to certain Canadian, Mexican, and Israeli charitable organizations. Free tax filing for 2013 Generally, you must have income from sources in Canada, Mexico, or Israel, and the organization must meet certain requirements. Free tax filing for 2013 See Publication 597, Information on the United States-Canada Income Tax Treaty, and Publication 526, Charitable Contributions, for more information. Free tax filing for 2013 Moving Expenses If you moved to a new home in 2013 because of your job or business, you may be able to deduct the expenses of your move. Free tax filing for 2013 Generally, to be deductible, the moving expenses must have been paid or incurred in connection with starting work at a new job location. Free tax filing for 2013 See Publication 521 for a complete discussion of the deduction for moving expenses and information about moves within the United States. Free tax filing for 2013 Foreign moves. Free tax filing for 2013   A foreign move is a move in connection with the start of work at a new job location outside the United States and its possessions. Free tax filing for 2013 A foreign move does not include a move back to the United States or its possessions. Free tax filing for 2013 Allocation of Moving Expenses When your new place of work is in a foreign country, your moving expenses are directly connected with the income earned in that foreign country. Free tax filing for 2013 If you exclude all or part of the income that you earn at the new location under the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion, you cannot deduct the part of your moving expense that is allocable to the excluded income. Free tax filing for 2013 Also, you cannot deduct the part of the moving expense related to the excluded income for a move from a foreign country to the United States if you receive a reimbursement that you are able to treat as compensation for services performed in the foreign country. Free tax filing for 2013 Year to which expense is connected. Free tax filing for 2013   The moving expense is connected with earning the income (including reimbursements, as discussed in chapter 4 under Reimbursement of moving expenses ) either entirely in the year of the move or in 2 years. Free tax filing for 2013 It is connected with earning the income entirely in the year of the move if you qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion under the bona fide residence test or physical presence test for at least 120 days during that tax year. Free tax filing for 2013   If you do not qualify under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test for at least 120 days during the year of the move, the expense is connected with earning the income in 2 years. Free tax filing for 2013 The moving expense is connected with the year of the move and the following year if the move is from the United States to a foreign country. Free tax filing for 2013 The moving expense is connected with the year of the move and the preceding year if the move is from a foreign country to the United States. Free tax filing for 2013 Amount allocable to excluded income. Free tax filing for 2013   To figure the amount of your moving expense that is allocable to your excluded foreign earned income (and not deductible), you must multiply your total moving expense deduction by a fraction. Free tax filing for 2013 The numerator (top number) of the fraction is the total of your excluded foreign earned income and housing amounts for both years and the denominator (bottom number) of the fraction is your total foreign earned income for both years. Free tax filing for 2013 Example. Free tax filing for 2013 On November 1, 2012, you transfer to Monaco. Free tax filing for 2013 Your tax home is in Monaco, and you are a bona fide resident of Monaco for the entire tax year 2013. Free tax filing for 2013 In 2012, you paid $6,000 for allowable moving expenses for your move from the United States to Monaco. Free tax filing for 2013 You were fully reimbursed (under a nonaccountable plan) for these expenses in the same year. Free tax filing for 2013 The reimbursement is included in your income. Free tax filing for 2013 Your only other income consists of $16,000 wages earned in 2012 after the date of your move, and $100,100 wages earned in Monaco for 2013. Free tax filing for 2013 Because you did not meet the bona fide residence test for at least 120 days during 2012, the year of the move, the moving expenses are for services you performed in both 2012 and the following year, 2013. Free tax filing for 2013 Your total foreign earned income for both years is $122,100, consisting of $16,000 wages for 2012, $100,100 wages for 2013, and $6,000 moving expense reimbursement for both years. Free tax filing for 2013 You have no housing exclusion. Free tax filing for 2013 The total amount you can exclude is $113,190, consisting of the $97,600 full-year exclusion for 2013 and a $15,590 part-year exclusion for 2012 ($95,100 times the fraction of 60 qualifying bona fide residence days over 366 total days in the year). Free tax filing for 2013 To find the part of your moving expenses that is not deductible, multiply your $6,000 total expenses by the fraction $113,190 over $122,100. Free tax filing for 2013 The result, $5,562, is your nondeductible amount. Free tax filing for 2013    You must report the full amount of the moving expense reimbursement in the year in which you received the reimbursement. Free tax filing for 2013 In the preceding example, this year was 2012. Free tax filing for 2013 You attribute the reimbursement to both 2012 and 2013 only to figure the amount of foreign earned income eligible for exclusion for each year. Free tax filing for 2013 Move between foreign countries. Free tax filing for 2013   If you move between foreign countries, your moving expense is allocable to income earned in the year of the move if you qualified under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test for a period that includes at least 120 days in the year of the move. Free tax filing for 2013 New place of work in U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013   If your new place of work is in the United States, the deductible moving expenses are directly connected with the income earned in the United States. Free tax filing for 2013 If you treat a reimbursement from your employer as foreign earned income (see the discussion in chapter 4), you must allocate deductible moving expenses to foreign earned income. Free tax filing for 2013 Storage expenses. Free tax filing for 2013   These expenses are attributable to work you do during the year in which you incur the storage expenses. Free tax filing for 2013 You cannot deduct the amount allocable to excluded income. Free tax filing for 2013 Moving Expense Attributable to Foreign Earnings in 2 Years If your moving expense deduction is attributable to your foreign earnings in 2 years (the year of the move and the following year), you should request an extension of time to file your return for the year of the move until after the end of the second year. Free tax filing for 2013 By then, you should have all the information needed to properly figure the moving expense deduction. Free tax filing for 2013 See Extensions under When To File and Pay in chapter 1. Free tax filing for 2013 If you do not request an extension, you should figure the part of the moving expense that you cannot deduct because it is allocable to the foreign earned income you are excluding. Free tax filing for 2013 You do this by multiplying the moving expense by a fraction, the numerator (top number) of which is your excluded foreign earned income for the year of the move, and the denominator (bottom number) of which is your total foreign earned income for the year of the move. Free tax filing for 2013 Once you know your foreign earnings and exclusion for the following year, you must either: Adjust the moving expense deduction by filing an amended return for the year of the move, or Recapture any additional unallowable amount as income on your return for the following year. Free tax filing for 2013 If, after you make the final computation, you have an additional amount of allowable moving expense deduction, you can claim this only on an amended return for the year of the move. Free tax filing for 2013 You cannot claim it on the return for the second year. Free tax filing for 2013 Forms To File Report your moving expenses on Form 3903. Free tax filing for 2013 Report your moving expense deduction on line 26 of Form 1040. Free tax filing for 2013 If you must reduce your moving expenses by the amount allocable to excluded income (as explained later under How To Report Deductions ), attach a statement to your return showing how you figured this amount. Free tax filing for 2013 For more information about figuring moving expenses, see Publication 521. Free tax filing for 2013 Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements Contributions to your individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) that are traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs are generally limited to the lesser of $5,500 ($6,500 if 50 or older) or your compensation that is includible in your gross income for the tax year. Free tax filing for 2013 In determining compensation for this purpose, do not take into account amounts you exclude under either the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion. Free tax filing for 2013 Do not reduce your compensation by the foreign housing deduction. Free tax filing for 2013 If you are covered by an employer retirement plan at work, your deduction for your contributions to your traditional IRAs is generally limited based on your modified adjusted gross income. Free tax filing for 2013 This is your adjusted gross income figured without taking into account the foreign earned income exclusion, the foreign housing exclusion, or the foreign housing deduction. Free tax filing for 2013 Other modifications are also required. Free tax filing for 2013 For more information on IRAs, see Publication 590. Free tax filing for 2013 Taxes of Foreign Countries and U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 Possessions You can take either a credit or a deduction for income taxes paid to a foreign country or a U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 possession. Free tax filing for 2013 Taken as a deduction, foreign income taxes reduce your taxable income. Free tax filing for 2013 Taken as a credit, foreign income taxes reduce your tax liability. Free tax filing for 2013 You must treat all foreign income taxes the same way. Free tax filing for 2013 If you take a credit for any foreign income taxes, you cannot deduct any foreign income taxes. Free tax filing for 2013 However, you may be able to deduct other foreign taxes. Free tax filing for 2013 See Deduction for Other Foreign Taxes, later. Free tax filing for 2013 There is no rule to determine whether it is to your advantage to take a deduction or a credit for foreign income taxes. Free tax filing for 2013 In most cases, it is to your advantage to take foreign income taxes as a tax credit, which you subtract directly from your U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 tax liability, rather than as a deduction in figuring taxable income. Free tax filing for 2013 However, if foreign income taxes were imposed at a high rate and the proportion of foreign income to U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 income is small, a lower final tax may result from deducting the foreign income taxes. Free tax filing for 2013 In any event, you should figure your tax liability both ways and then use the one that is better for you. Free tax filing for 2013 You can make or change your choice within 10 years from the due date for filing the tax return on which you are entitled to take either the deduction or the credit. Free tax filing for 2013 Foreign income taxes. Free tax filing for 2013   These are generally income taxes you pay to any foreign country or possession of the United States. Free tax filing for 2013 Foreign income taxes on U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 return. Free tax filing for 2013   Foreign income taxes can only be taken as a credit on Form 1040, line 47, or as an itemized deduction on Schedule A. Free tax filing for 2013 These amounts cannot be included as withheld income taxes on Form 1040, line 62. Free tax filing for 2013 Foreign taxes paid on excluded income. Free tax filing for 2013   You cannot take a credit or deduction for foreign income taxes paid on earnings you exclude from tax under any of the following. Free tax filing for 2013 Foreign earned income exclusion. Free tax filing for 2013 Foreign housing exclusion. Free tax filing for 2013 Possession exclusion. Free tax filing for 2013 If your wages are completely excluded, you cannot deduct or take a credit for any of the foreign taxes paid on your wages. Free tax filing for 2013   If only part of your wages is excluded, you cannot deduct or take a credit for the foreign income taxes allocable to the excluded part. Free tax filing for 2013 You find the taxes allocable to your excluded wages by applying a fraction to the foreign taxes paid on foreign earned income received during the tax year. Free tax filing for 2013 The numerator (top number) of the fraction is your excluded foreign earned income received during the tax year minus deductible expenses allocable to that income (not including the foreign housing deduction). Free tax filing for 2013 The denominator (bottom number) of the fraction is your total foreign earned income received during the tax year minus all deductible expenses allocable to that income (including the foreign housing deduction). Free tax filing for 2013   If foreign law taxes both earned income and some other type of income and the taxes on the other type cannot be separated, the denominator of the fraction is the total amount of income subject to foreign tax minus deductible expenses allocable to that income. Free tax filing for 2013    If you take a foreign tax credit for tax on income you could have excluded under your choice to exclude foreign earned income or your choice to exclude foreign housing costs, one or both of the choices may be considered revoked. Free tax filing for 2013 Credit for Foreign Income Taxes If you take the foreign tax credit, you may have to file Form 1116 with Form 1040. Free tax filing for 2013 Form 1116 is used to figure the amount of foreign tax paid or accrued that can be claimed as a foreign tax credit. Free tax filing for 2013 Do not include the amount of foreign tax paid or accrued as withheld federal income taxes on Form 1040, line 62. Free tax filing for 2013 The foreign income tax for which you can claim a credit is the amount of legal and actual tax liability you pay or accrue during the year. Free tax filing for 2013 The amount for which you can claim a credit is not necessarily the amount withheld by the foreign country. Free tax filing for 2013 You cannot take a foreign tax credit for income tax you paid to a foreign country that would be refunded by the foreign country if you made a claim for refund. Free tax filing for 2013 Subsidies. Free tax filing for 2013   If a foreign country returns your foreign tax payments to you in the form of a subsidy, you cannot claim a foreign tax credit based on these payments. Free tax filing for 2013 This rule applies to a subsidy provided by any means that is determined, directly or indirectly, by reference to the amount of tax, or to the base used to figure the tax. Free tax filing for 2013   Some ways of providing a subsidy are refunds, credits, deductions, payments, or discharges of obligations. Free tax filing for 2013 A credit is also not allowed if the subsidy is given to a person related to you, or persons who participated in a transaction or a related transaction with you. Free tax filing for 2013 Limit The foreign tax credit is limited to the part of your total U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 tax that is in proportion to your taxable income from sources outside the United States compared to your total taxable income. Free tax filing for 2013 The allowable foreign tax credit cannot be more than your actual foreign tax liability. Free tax filing for 2013 Exemption from limit. Free tax filing for 2013   You will not be subject to this limit and will not have to file Form 1116 if you meet all three of the following requirements. Free tax filing for 2013 Your only foreign source income for the year is passive income (dividends, interest, royalties, etc. Free tax filing for 2013 ) that is reported to you on a payee statement (such as a Form 1099-DIV or 1099-INT). Free tax filing for 2013 Your foreign taxes for the year that qualify for the credit are not more than $300 ($600 if you are filing a joint return) and are reported on a payee statement. Free tax filing for 2013 You elect this procedure. Free tax filing for 2013 If you make this election, you cannot carry back or carry over any unused foreign tax to or from this year. Free tax filing for 2013 Separate limit. Free tax filing for 2013   You must figure the limit on a separate basis with regard to “passive category income” and “general category income” (see the instructions for Form 1116). Free tax filing for 2013 Figuring the limit. Free tax filing for 2013   In figuring taxable income in each category, you take into account only the amount that you must include in income on your federal tax return. Free tax filing for 2013 Do not take any excluded amount into account. Free tax filing for 2013   To determine your taxable income in each category, deduct expenses and losses that are definitely related to that income. Free tax filing for 2013   Other expenses (such as itemized deductions or the standard deduction) not definitely related to specific items of income must be apportioned to the foreign income in each category by multiplying them by a fraction. Free tax filing for 2013 The numerator (top number) of the fraction is your gross foreign income in the separate limit category. Free tax filing for 2013 The denominator (bottom number) of the fraction is your gross income from all sources. Free tax filing for 2013 For this purpose, gross income includes income that is excluded under the foreign earned income provisions but does not include any other exempt income. Free tax filing for 2013 You must use special rules for deducting interest expenses. Free tax filing for 2013 For more information on allocating and apportioning your deductions, see Publication 514. Free tax filing for 2013 Exemptions. Free tax filing for 2013   Do not take the deduction for exemptions for yourself, your spouse, or your dependents in figuring taxable income for purposes of the limit. Free tax filing for 2013 Recapture of foreign losses. Free tax filing for 2013   If you have an overall foreign loss and the loss reduces your U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 source income (resulting in a reduction of your U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 tax liability), you must recapture the loss in later years when you have taxable income from foreign sources. Free tax filing for 2013 This is done by treating a part of your taxable income from foreign sources in later years as U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 source income. Free tax filing for 2013 This reduces the numerator of the limiting fraction and the resulting foreign tax credit limit. Free tax filing for 2013 Recapture of domestic losses. Free tax filing for 2013   If you have an overall domestic loss (resulting in no U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 tax liability), you cannot claim a foreign tax credit for taxes paid during that year. Free tax filing for 2013 You must recapture the loss in later years when you have U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 source taxable income. Free tax filing for 2013 This is done by treating a part of your taxable income from U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 sources in later years as foreign source income. Free tax filing for 2013 This increases the numerator of the limiting fraction and the resulting foreign tax credit limit. Free tax filing for 2013 Foreign tax credit carryback and carryover. Free tax filing for 2013   The amount of foreign income tax not allowed as a credit because of the limit can be carried back 1 year and carried forward 10 years. Free tax filing for 2013   More information on figuring the foreign tax credit can be found in Publication 514. Free tax filing for 2013 Deduction for Foreign Income Taxes Instead of taking the foreign tax credit, you can deduct foreign income taxes as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Free tax filing for 2013 You can deduct only foreign income taxes paid on income that is subject to U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 tax. Free tax filing for 2013 You cannot deduct foreign taxes paid on earnings you exclude from tax under any of the following. Free tax filing for 2013 Foreign earned income exclusion. Free tax filing for 2013 Foreign housing exclusion. Free tax filing for 2013 Possession exclusion. Free tax filing for 2013 Example. Free tax filing for 2013 You are a U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 citizen and qualify to exclude your foreign earned income. Free tax filing for 2013 Your excluded wages in Country X are $70,000 on which you paid income tax of $10,000. Free tax filing for 2013 You received dividends from Country X of $2,000 on which you paid income tax of $600. Free tax filing for 2013 You can deduct the $600 tax payment because the dividends relating to it are subject to U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 tax. Free tax filing for 2013 Because you exclude your wages, you cannot deduct the income tax of $10,000. Free tax filing for 2013 If you exclude only a part of your wages, see the earlier discussion under Foreign taxes paid on excluded income. Free tax filing for 2013 Deduction for Other Foreign Taxes You can deduct real property taxes you pay that are imposed on you by a foreign country. Free tax filing for 2013 You take this deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Free tax filing for 2013 You cannot deduct other foreign taxes, such as personal property taxes, unless you incurred the expenses in a trade or business or in the production of income. Free tax filing for 2013 On the other hand, you generally can deduct personal property taxes when you pay them to U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 possessions. Free tax filing for 2013 But if you claim the possession exclusion, see Publication 570. Free tax filing for 2013 The deduction for foreign taxes other than foreign income taxes is not related to the foreign tax credit. Free tax filing for 2013 You can take deductions for these miscellaneous foreign taxes and also claim the foreign tax credit for income taxes imposed by a foreign country. 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Free tax filing for 2013 If you have itemized deductions related to excluded income, enter on Schedule A (Form 1040) only the part not related to excluded income. Free tax filing for 2013 You figure that amount by subtracting from the total deduction the amount related to excluded income. Free tax filing for 2013 Generally, you figure the amount that is related to the excluded income by multiplying the total deduction by a fraction, the numerator of which is your foreign earned income exclusion and the denominator of which is your foreign earned income. Free tax filing for 2013 Attach a statement to your return showing how you figured the deductible amount. Free tax filing for 2013 Example 1. Free tax filing for 2013 You are a U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 citizen employed as an accountant. Free tax filing for 2013 Your tax home is in Germany for the entire tax year. Free tax filing for 2013 You meet the physical presence test. Free tax filing for 2013 Your foreign earned income for the year was $122,000 and your investment income was $10,380. Free tax filing for 2013 After excluding $97,600, your AGI is $34,780. Free tax filing for 2013 You had unreimbursed business expenses of $2,500 for travel and entertainment in earning your foreign income, of which $500 was for meals and entertainment. Free tax filing for 2013 These expenses are deductible only as miscellaneous deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Free tax filing for 2013 You also have $500 of miscellaneous expenses that are not related to your foreign income that you enter on line 23 of Schedule A. Free tax filing for 2013 You must fill out Form 2106. Free tax filing for 2013 On that form, reduce your deductible meal and entertainment expenses by 50% ($250). Free tax filing for 2013 You must reduce the remaining $2,250 of travel and entertainment expenses by 80% ($1,800) because you excluded 80% ($97,600/$122,000) of your foreign earned income. Free tax filing for 2013 You carry the remaining total of $450 to line 21 of Schedule A. Free tax filing for 2013 Add the $450 to the $500 that you have on line 23 and enter the total ($950) on line 24. Free tax filing for 2013 On line 26 of Schedule A, enter $696, which is 2% of your adjusted gross income of $34,780 (line 38, Form 1040) and subtract it from the amount on line 24. Free tax filing for 2013 Enter $254 on line 27 of Schedule A. Free tax filing for 2013 Example 2. Free tax filing for 2013 You are a U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 citizen, have a tax home in Spain, and meet the physical presence test. Free tax filing for 2013 You are self-employed and personal services produce the business income. Free tax filing for 2013 Your gross income was $116,931, business expenses $66,895, and net income (profit) $50,036. Free tax filing for 2013 You choose the foreign earned income exclusion and exclude $97,600 of your gross income. Free tax filing for 2013 Since your excluded income is 83. Free tax filing for 2013 47% of your total income, 83. Free tax filing for 2013 47% of your business expenses are not deductible. Free tax filing for 2013 Report your total income and expenses on Schedule C (Form 1040). Free tax filing for 2013 On Form 2555 you will show the following: Line 20a, $116,931, gross income, Lines 42 and 43, $97,600, foreign earned income exclusion, and Line 44, $55,837 (83. Free tax filing for 2013 47% × $66,895) business expenses attributable to the exclusion. Free tax filing for 2013 In this situation (Example 2), you cannot use Form 2555-EZ since you had self-employment income and business expenses. Free tax filing for 2013 Example 3. Free tax filing for 2013 Assume in Example 2 that both capital and personal services combine to produce the business income. Free tax filing for 2013 No more than 30% of your net income, or $15,011, assuming that this amount is a reasonable allowance for your services, is considered earned and can be excluded. Free tax filing for 2013 Your exclusion of $15,011 is 12. Free tax filing for 2013 84% of your gross income ($15,011 ÷ $116,931). Free tax filing for 2013 Because you excluded 12. Free tax filing for 2013 84% of your total income, $8,589 (. Free tax filing for 2013 1284 x $66,895) of your business expenses is attributable to the excluded income and is not deductible. Free tax filing for 2013 Example 4. Free tax filing for 2013 You are a U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 citizen, have a tax home in Brazil, and meet the physical presence test. Free tax filing for 2013 You are self-employed and both capital and personal services combine to produce business income. Free tax filing for 2013 Your gross income was $146,000, business expenses were $172,000, and your net loss was $26,000. Free tax filing for 2013 A reasonable allowance for the services you performed for the business is $77,000. Free tax filing for 2013 Because you incurred a net loss, the earned income limit of 30% of your net profit does not apply. Free tax filing for 2013 The $77,000 is foreign earned income. Free tax filing for 2013 If you choose to exclude the $77,000, you exclude 52. Free tax filing for 2013 74% of your gross income ($77,000 ÷ $146,000), and 52. Free tax filing for 2013 74% of your business expenses ($90,713) is attributable to that income and is not deductible. Free tax filing for 2013 Show your total income and expenses on Schedule C (Form 1040). Free tax filing for 2013 On Form 2555, exclude $77,000 and show $90,713 on line 44. Free tax filing for 2013 Subtract line 44 from line 43, and enter the difference as a negative (in parentheses) on line 45. Free tax filing for 2013 Because this amount is negative, enter it as a positive (no parentheses) on line 21, Form 1040, and combine it with your other income to arrive at total income on line 22 of Form 1040. Free tax filing for 2013 In this situation (Example 4), you would probably not want to choose the foreign earned income exclusion if this was the first year you were eligible. Free tax filing for 2013 If you had chosen the exclusion in an earlier year, you might want to revoke the choice for this year. Free tax filing for 2013 To do so would mean that you could not claim the exclusion again for the next 5 tax years without IRS approval. Free tax filing for 2013 See Choosing the Exclusion in chapter 4. Free tax filing for 2013 Example 5. Free tax filing for 2013 You are a U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 citizen, have a tax home in Panama, and meet the bona fide residence test. Free tax filing for 2013 You have been performing services for clients as a partner in a firm that provides services exclusively in Panama. Free tax filing for 2013 Capital investment is not material in producing the partnership's income. Free tax filing for 2013 Under the terms of the partnership agreement, you are to receive 50% of the net profits. Free tax filing for 2013 The partnership received gross income of $244,000 and incurred operating expenses of $98,250. Free tax filing for 2013 Of the net profits of $145,750, you received $72,875 as your distributive share. Free tax filing for 2013 You choose to exclude $97,600 of your share of the gross income. Free tax filing for 2013 Because you exclude 80% ($97,600 ÷ $122,000) of your share of the gross income, you cannot deduct $39,300, 80% of your share of the operating expenses (. Free tax filing for 2013 80 × $49,125). Free tax filing for 2013 Report $72,875, your distributive share of the partnership net profit, on Schedule E (Form 1040), Supplemental Income and Loss. Free tax filing for 2013 On Form 2555, show $97,600 on line 42 and show $39,300 on line 44. Free tax filing for 2013 Your exclusion on Form 2555 is $58,300. Free tax filing for 2013 In this situation (Example 5), you cannot use Form 2555-EZ since you had earned income other than salaries and wages and you had business expenses. Free tax filing for 2013 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Free tax filing for 2013 Publication 544 - Additional Material Table of Contents Tax Publications for Business TaxpayersSee How To Get Tax Help for a variety of ways to get publications, including by computer, phone, and mail. Free tax filing for 2013 General Guides 1 Your Rights as a Taxpayer 17 Your Federal Income Tax (For Individuals) 334 Tax Guide for Small Business (For Individuals Who Use Schedule C or C-EZ) 509 Tax Calendars 910 IRS Guide to Free Tax Services Employer's Guides 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide 15-A Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide 15-B Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide 80 (Circular SS), Federal Tax Guide For Employers in the U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 926 Household Employer's Tax Guide Specialized Publications 225 Farmer's Tax Guide 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax 510 Excise Taxes (Including Fuel Tax Credits and Refunds) 515 Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities 517 Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers 527 Residential Rental Property 534 Depreciating Property Placed in Service Before 1987 535 Business Expenses 536 Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 537 Installment Sales 538 Accounting Periods and Methods 541 Partnerships 542 Corporations 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 551 Basis of Assets 556 Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund 560 Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE, and Qualified Plans) 561 Determining the Value of Donated Property 583 Starting a Business and Keeping Records 587 Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Daycare Providers) 594 What You Should Know About The IRS Collection Process 595 Capital Construction Fund for Commercial Fishermen 597 Information on the United States-Canada Income Tax Treaty 598 Tax on Unrelated Business Income of Exempt Organizations 686 Certification for Reduced Tax Rates in Tax Treaty Countries 901 U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 Tax Treaties 908 Bankruptcy Tax Guide 925 Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules 946 How To Depreciate Property 947 Practice Before the IRS and Power of Attorney 1544 Reporting Cash Payments of Over $10,000 (Received in a Trade or Business) 1546 Taxpayer Advocate Service - Your Voice at the IRS Spanish Language Publications 1SP Derechos del Contribuyente 179 (Circular PR), Guía Contributiva Federal Para Patronos Puertorriqueños 579SP Cómo Preparar la Declaración de Impuesto Federal 594SP Qué es lo Debemos Saber Sobre El Proceso de Cobro del IRS 850 English-Spanish Glossary of Words and Phrases Used in Publications Issued by the Internal Revenue Service 1544SP Informe de Pagos en Efectivo en Exceso de $10,000 (Recibidos en una Ocupación o Negocio) Commonly Used Tax FormsSee How To Get Tax Help for a variety of ways to get forms, including by computer, phone, and mail. Free tax filing for 2013 Form Number and Form Title W-2 Wage and Tax Statement W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate 940 Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return 941 Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return 944 Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return 1040 U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 Individual Income Tax Return Sch. Free tax filing for 2013 A & B Itemized Deductions & Interest and Ordinary Dividends Sch. Free tax filing for 2013 C Profit or Loss From Business Sch. Free tax filing for 2013 C-EZ Net Profit From Business Sch. Free tax filing for 2013 D Capital Gains and Losses Sch. Free tax filing for 2013 E Supplemental Income and Loss Sch. Free tax filing for 2013 F Profit or Loss From Farming Sch. Free tax filing for 2013 H Household Employment Taxes Sch. Free tax filing for 2013 J Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen Sch. Free tax filing for 2013 R Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled Sch. Free tax filing for 2013 SE Self-Employment Tax 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals 1040X Amended U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 Individual Income Tax Return 1065 U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 Return of Partnership Income Sch. Free tax filing for 2013 D Capital Gains and Losses Sch. Free tax filing for 2013 K-1 Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Free tax filing for 2013 1120 U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 Corporation Income Tax Return Sch. Free tax filing for 2013 D Capital Gains and Losses 1120S U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 Income Tax Return for an S Corporation Sch. Free tax filing for 2013 D Capital Gains and Losses and Built-In Gains Sch. Free tax filing for 2013 K-1 Shareholder's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Free tax filing for 2013 2106 Employee Business Expenses 2106-EZ Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses 2210 Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 2441 Child and Dependent Care Expenses 2848 Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative 3800 General Business Credit 3903 Moving Expenses 4562 Depreciation and Amortization 4797 Sales of Business Property 4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. Free tax filing for 2013 S. Free tax filing for 2013 Individual Income Tax Return 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts 6252 Installment Sale Income 7004 Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, and Other Returns 8283 Noncash Charitable Contributions 8300 Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business 8582 Passive Activity Loss Limitations 8606 Nondeductible IRAs 8822 Change of Address 8829 Expenses for Business Use of Your Home 8949 Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications