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Hr block free tax 6. Hr block free tax   Dual-Status Tax Year Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Tax Year Income Subject to Tax Restrictions for Dual-Status Taxpayers Exemptions How To Figure TaxIncome Tax Credits and Payments Forms To File When and Where To File Introduction You have a dual-status tax year when you have been both a resident alien and a nonresident alien in the same year. Hr block free tax Dual status does not refer to your citizenship; it refers only to your resident status in the United States. Hr block free tax In determining your U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax income tax liability for a dual-status tax year, different rules apply for the part of the year you are a resident of the United States and the part of the year you are a nonresident. Hr block free tax The most common dual-status tax years are the years of arrival and departure. Hr block free tax See Dual-Status Aliens in chapter 1. Hr block free tax If you are married and choose to be treated as a U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax resident for the entire year, as explained in chapter 1, the rules of this chapter do not apply to you for that year. Hr block free tax Topics - This chapter discusses: Income subject to tax, Restrictions for dual-status taxpayers, Exemptions, How to figure the tax, Forms to file, When and where to file, and How to fill out a dual-status return. Hr block free tax Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 503 Child and Dependent Care Expenses 514 Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 575 Pension and Annuity Income Form (and Instructions) 1040 U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax Individual Income Tax Return 1040-C U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax Departing Alien Income Tax Return 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals 1040-ES (NR) U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax Estimated Tax for Nonresident Alien Individuals 1040NR U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return 1116 Foreign Tax Credit See chapter 12 for information about getting these publications and forms. Hr block free tax Tax Year You must file your tax return on the basis of an annual accounting period called a tax year. Hr block free tax If you have not previously established a fiscal tax year, your tax year is the calendar year. Hr block free tax A calendar year is 12 consecutive months ending on December 31. Hr block free tax If you have previously established a regular fiscal year (12 consecutive months ending on the last day of a month other than December, or a 52–53 week year) and are considered to be a U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax resident for any calendar year, you will be treated as a U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax resident for any part of your fiscal year that falls within that calendar year. Hr block free tax Income Subject to Tax For the part of the year you are a resident alien, you are taxed on income from all sources. Hr block free tax Income from sources outside the United States is taxable if you receive it while you are a resident alien. Hr block free tax The income is taxable even if you earned it while you were a nonresident alien or if you became a nonresident alien after receiving it and before the end of the year. Hr block free tax For the part of the year you are a nonresident alien, you are taxed on income from U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax sources and on certain foreign source income treated as effectively connected with a U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax trade or business. Hr block free tax (The rules for treating foreign source income as effectively connected are discussed in chapter 4 under Foreign Income. Hr block free tax ) Income from sources outside the United States that is not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States is not taxable if you receive it while you are a nonresident alien. Hr block free tax The income is not taxable even if you earned it while you were a resident alien or if you became a resident alien or a U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax citizen after receiving it and before the end of the year. Hr block free tax Income from U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax sources is taxable whether you receive it while a nonresident alien or a resident alien unless specifically exempt under the Internal Revenue Code or a tax treaty provision. Hr block free tax Generally, tax treaty provisions apply only to the part of the year you were a nonresident. Hr block free tax In certain cases, however, treaty provisions may apply while you were a resident alien. Hr block free tax See chapter 9 for more information. Hr block free tax When determining what income is taxed in the United States, you must consider exemptions under U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax tax law as well as the reduced tax rates and exemptions provided by tax treaties between the United States and certain foreign countries. Hr block free tax For a further discussion of tax treaties, see chapter 9. Hr block free tax Restrictions for Dual-Status Taxpayers The following restrictions apply if you are filing a tax return for a dual-status tax year. Hr block free tax 1) Standard deduction. Hr block free tax   You cannot use the standard deduction allowed on Form 1040. Hr block free tax However, you can itemize any allowable deductions. Hr block free tax 2) Exemptions. Hr block free tax   Your total deduction for the exemptions for your spouse and allowable dependents cannot be more than your taxable income (figured without deducting personal exemptions) for the period you are a resident alien. Hr block free tax 3) Head of household. Hr block free tax   You cannot use the head of household Tax Table column or Tax Computation Worksheet. Hr block free tax 4) Joint return. Hr block free tax   You cannot file a joint return. Hr block free tax However, see Choosing Resident Alien Status under Dual-Status Aliens in chapter 1. Hr block free tax 5) Tax rates. Hr block free tax   If you are married and a nonresident of the United States for all or part of the tax year and you do not choose to file jointly as discussed in chapter 1, you must use the Tax Table column or Tax Computation Worksheet for married filing separately to figure your tax on income effectively connected with a U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax trade or business. Hr block free tax You cannot use the Tax Table column or Tax Computation Worksheet for married filing jointly or single. Hr block free tax However, you may be able to file as single if you lived apart from your spouse during the last 6 months of the year and you are a: Married resident of Canada, Mexico, or South Korea, or Married U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax national. Hr block free tax  See the instructions for Form 1040NR to see if you qualify. Hr block free tax    A U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax national is an individual who, although not a U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax citizen, owes his or her allegiance to the United States. Hr block free tax U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax nationals include American Samoans and Northern Mariana Islanders who chose to become U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax nationals instead of U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax citizens. Hr block free tax 6) Tax credits. Hr block free tax   You cannot claim the education credits, the earned income credit, or the credit for the elderly or the disabled unless: You are married, and You choose to be treated as a resident for all of 2013 by filing a joint return with your spouse who is a U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax citizen or resident, as discussed in chapter 1. Hr block free tax Exemptions As a dual-status taxpayer, you usually will be able to claim your own personal exemption. Hr block free tax Subject to the general rules for qualification, you can claim exemptions for your spouse and dependents when you figure taxable income for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Hr block free tax The amount you can claim for these exemptions is limited to your taxable income (figured before subtracting exemptions) for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Hr block free tax You cannot use exemptions (other than your own) to reduce taxable income to less than zero for that period. Hr block free tax Special rules apply to exemptions for the part of the tax year you are a nonresident alien if you are a: Resident of Canada, Mexico, or South Korea, U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax national, or Student or business apprentice from India. Hr block free tax For more information, see Exemptions in chapter 5. Hr block free tax How To Figure Tax When you figure your U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax tax for a dual-status year, you are subject to different rules for the part of the year you are a resident and the part of the year you are a nonresident. Hr block free tax Income All income for your period of residence and all income that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States for your period of nonresidence, after allowable deductions, is added and taxed at the rates that apply to U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax citizens and residents. Hr block free tax Income that is not connected with a trade or business in the United States for your period of nonresidence is subject to the flat 30% rate or lower treaty rate. Hr block free tax You cannot take any deductions against this income. Hr block free tax Social security and railroad retirement benefits. Hr block free tax   During the part of the year you are a nonresident alien, 85% of any U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax social security benefits (and the equivalent portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits) you receive is subject to the flat 30% tax, unless exempt, or subject to a lower treaty rate. Hr block free tax (See The 30% Tax in chapter 4. Hr block free tax )   During the part of the year you are a resident alien, part of the social security and the equivalent portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits will be taxed at graduated rates if your modified adjusted gross income plus half of these benefits is more than a certain base amount. Hr block free tax Use the Social Security Benefits Worksheet in the Form 1040 instructions to help you figure the taxable part of your social security and equivalent tier 1 railroad retirement benefits for the part of the year you were a resident alien. Hr block free tax If you received U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax social security benefits while you were a nonresident alien, the Social Security Administration will send you Form SSA-1042S showing your combined benefits for the entire year and the amount of tax withheld. Hr block free tax You will not receive separate statements for the benefits received during your periods of U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax residence and nonresidence. Hr block free tax Therefore, it is important for you to keep careful records of these amounts. Hr block free tax You will need this information to properly complete your return and determine your tax liability. Hr block free tax If you received railroad retirement benefits while you were a nonresident alien, the U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will send you Form RRB-1042S, Statement for Nonresident Alien Recipients of Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board, and/or Form RRB-1099-R, Annuities or Pensions by the Railroad Retirement Board. Hr block free tax If your country of legal residence changed or your rate of tax changed during the tax year, you may receive more than one form. Hr block free tax Tax Credits and Payments This discussion covers tax credits and payments for dual-status aliens. Hr block free tax Credits As a dual-status alien, you generally can claim tax credits using the same rules that apply to resident aliens. Hr block free tax There are certain restrictions that may apply. Hr block free tax These restrictions are discussed here, along with a brief explanation of credits often claimed by individuals. Hr block free tax Foreign tax credit. Hr block free tax   If you have paid or are liable for the payment of income tax to a foreign country on income from foreign sources, you may be able to claim a credit for the foreign taxes. Hr block free tax   If you claim the foreign tax credit, you generally must file Form 1116 with your income tax return. Hr block free tax For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1116 and Publication 514. Hr block free tax Child and dependent care credit. Hr block free tax   You may qualify for this credit if you pay someone to care for your qualifying child who is under age 13, or your disabled dependent or disabled spouse so that you can work or look for work. Hr block free tax Generally, you must be able to claim an exemption for your dependent. Hr block free tax   Married dual-status aliens can claim the credit only if they choose to file a joint return as discussed in chapter 1, or if they qualify as certain married individuals living apart. Hr block free tax   The amount of your child and dependent care expense that qualifies for the credit in any tax year cannot be more than your earned income for that tax year. Hr block free tax   For more information, get Publication 503 and Form 2441. Hr block free tax Retirement savings contributions credit. Hr block free tax   You may qualify for this credit (also known as the saver's credit) if you made eligible contributions to an employer-sponsored retirement plan or to an individual retirement arrangement (IRA) in 2013. Hr block free tax You cannot claim this credit if: You were born after January 1, 1996, You were a full-time student, Your exemption is claimed by someone else on his or her 2013 tax return, or Your adjusted gross income is more than $29,500. Hr block free tax Use Form 8880 to figure the credit. Hr block free tax For more information, see Publication 590. Hr block free tax Child tax credit. Hr block free tax   You may be able to take this credit if you have a qualifying child. Hr block free tax   A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Was under age 17 at the end of 2013. Hr block free tax Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew). Hr block free tax Is a U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax citizen, a U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax national, or a resident alien. Hr block free tax Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013. Hr block free tax Lived with you more than half of 2013. Hr block free tax Temporary absences, such as for school, vacation, or medical care, count as time lived in the home. Hr block free tax Is claimed as a dependent on your return. Hr block free tax An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Hr block free tax An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Hr block free tax   See your form instructions for additional details. Hr block free tax Adoption credit. Hr block free tax   You may qualify to take a tax credit of up to $12,970 for qualifying expenses paid to adopt an eligible child. Hr block free tax This amount may be allowed for the adoption of a child with special needs regardless of whether you have qualifying expenses. Hr block free tax To claim the adoption credit, file Form 8839 with the U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax income tax return that you file. Hr block free tax   Married dual-status aliens can claim the credit only if they choose to file a joint return with a U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax citizen or resident spouse as discussed in chapter 1, or if they qualify as certain married individuals living apart (see Married Persons Not Filing Jointly in the Form 8839 instructions). Hr block free tax Payments You can report as payments against your U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax income tax liability certain taxes you paid, are considered to have paid, or that were withheld from your income. Hr block free tax These include: Tax withheld from wages earned in the United States, Taxes withheld at the source from various items of income from U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax sources other than wages, Estimated tax paid with Form 1040-ES or Form 1040-ES (NR), and Tax paid with Form 1040-C, at the time of departure from the United States. Hr block free tax Forms To File The U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax income tax return you must file as a dual-status alien depends on whether you are a resident alien or a nonresident alien at the end of the tax year. Hr block free tax Resident at end of year. Hr block free tax   You must file Form 1040 if you are a dual-status taxpayer who becomes a resident during the year and who is a U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax resident on the last day of the tax year. Hr block free tax Write “Dual-Status Return” across the top of the return. Hr block free tax Attach a statement to your return to show the income for the part of the year you are a nonresident. Hr block free tax You can use Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ as the statement, but be sure to mark “Dual-Status Statement” across the top. Hr block free tax Nonresident at end of year. Hr block free tax   You must file Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ if you are a dual-status taxpayer who gives up residence in the United States during the year and who is not a U. Hr block free tax S. Hr block free tax resident on the last day of the tax year. Hr block free tax Write “Dual-Status Return” across the top of the return. Hr block free tax Attach a statement to your return to show the income for the part of the year you are a resident. Hr block free tax You can use Form 1040 as the statement, but be sure to mark “Dual-Status Statement” across the top. Hr block free tax   If you expatriated or terminated your residency in 2013, you may be required to file an expatriation statement (Form 8854) with your tax return. Hr block free tax For more information, see Expatriation Tax in chapter 4. Hr block free tax Statement. Hr block free tax   Any statement must have your name, address, and taxpayer identification number on it. Hr block free tax You do not need to sign a separate statement or schedule accompanying your return, because your signature on the return also applies to the supporting statements and schedules. Hr block free tax When and Where To File If you are a resident alien on the last day of your tax year and report your income on a calendar year basis, you must file no later than April 15 of the year following the close of your tax year. Hr block free tax If you report your income on other than a calendar year basis, file your return no later than the 15th day of the 4th month following the close of your tax year. Hr block free tax In either case, file your return with the address for dual-status aliens shown on the back page of the Form 1040 instructions. Hr block free tax If you are a nonresident alien on the last day of your tax year and you report your income on a calendar year basis, you must file no later than April 15 of the year following the close of your tax year if you receive wages subject to withholding. Hr block free tax If you report your income on other than a calendar year basis, file your return no later than the 15th day of the 4th month following the close of your tax year. Hr block free tax If you did not receive wages subject to withholding and you report your income on a calendar year basis, you must file no later than June 15 of the year following the close of your tax year. 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Hr block free tax Publication 534 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Important Change for 1995 Introduction How To Use This Publication Important Change for 1995 Major changes to Publications 534 and 946. Hr block free tax  This publication, as well as Publication 946,How To Depreciate Property, has been changed. Hr block free tax Publication 534 has been shortened. Hr block free tax It no longer contains general information on MACRS and the section 179 deduction. Hr block free tax It contains a discussion of the accelerated cost recovery system (ACRS), the ACRS Percentage Tables, a discussion of other methods of depreciation, and a limited discussion of listed property. Hr block free tax We expanded Publication 946 by adding material taken from Publication 534. Hr block free tax We added more detail to the discussions of the section 179 deduction, the modified accelerated cost recovery system (MACRS), and listed property. Hr block free tax We replaced the partialMACRS Percentage Tables with the complete ones from Publication 534. Hr block free tax We also added the Table of Class Lives and Recovery Periods from Publication 534. Hr block free tax We made these changes to eliminate most of the duplication that existed in the two publications. Hr block free tax This will save money and make it easier for you to decide which publication you need. Hr block free tax Use this publication to figure depreciation on property you placed in service before 1987; use Publication 946 to figure depreciation on property you placed in service after 1986. Hr block free tax Introduction The law allows you to recover your cost in business or income-producing property through yearly tax deductions. Hr block free tax You do this by depreciating your property, that is, by deducting some of your cost on your tax return each year. Hr block free tax You can depreciate both tangible property, such as a car, building, or machinery, and certain intangible property, such as a copyright or a patent. Hr block free tax The amount you can deduct depends on: How much the property cost, When you began using it, How long it will take to recover your cost, and Which of several depreciation methods you use. Hr block free tax Depreciation defined. Hr block free tax   Depreciation is a loss in the value of property over the time the property is being used. Hr block free tax Events that can cause property to depreciate include wear and tear, age, deterioration, and obsolescence. Hr block free tax You can get back your cost of certain property, such as equipment you use in your business or property used for the production of income by taking deductions for depreciation. Hr block free tax Black's Law Dictionary Amortization. Hr block free tax   Amortization is similar to depreciation. Hr block free tax Using amortization, you can recover your cost or basis in certain property proportionately over a specific number of years or months. Hr block free tax Examples of costs you can amortize are the costs of starting a business, reforestation, and pollution control facilities. Hr block free tax You can find information on amortization inchapter 12 of Publication 535, Business Expenses. Hr block free tax Alternative minimum tax. Hr block free tax   If you use accelerated depreciation for real property, or personal property that is leased to others, you may be liable for the alternative minimum tax. Hr block free tax Accelerated depreciation is any method, that allows recovery at a faster rate in the earlier years than the straight line method. Hr block free tax For more information, you may wish to see the following: Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax-Individuals, and Publication 542, Tax Information on Corporations. Hr block free tax Ordering publications and forms. Hr block free tax   To order free publications and forms, 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676). Hr block free tax You can also write to the IRS Forms Distribution Center nearest you. Hr block free tax Check your income tax package for the address. Hr block free tax   If you have access to a personal computer and a modem, you can also get many forms and publications electronically. Hr block free tax See How To Get Forms and Publications in your income tax package for details. Hr block free tax Telephone help. Hr block free tax   You can call the IRS with your tax question Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Hr block free tax Check your telephone book for the local number or you can call1-800-829-1040. Hr block free tax Telephone help for hearing-impaired persons. Hr block free tax   If you have access to TDD equipment, you can call 1-800-829-4059 with your tax question or to order forms and publications. Hr block free tax See your tax package for the hours of operation. Hr block free tax How To Use This Publication This publication describes the kinds of property that can be depreciated and the methods used to figure depreciation on property placed in service before 1987. Hr block free tax It is divided into three chapters and contains an appendix. Hr block free tax Chapter 1 explains the rules for depreciating property under the Accelerated Cost Recovery System (ACRS). Hr block free tax Chapter 2 explains the rules for depreciating property first used before 1981. Hr block free tax Chapter 3 explains the rules for listed property. Hr block free tax Also this chapter defines listed property. Hr block free tax The appendix contains the ACRS Percentage Tables. Hr block free tax Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications