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Irs form 1040ez instructions Publication 908 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 908, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Irs form 1040ez instructions irs. Irs form 1040ez instructions gov/pub908. Irs form 1040ez instructions What's New Expiration of provision for catch-up contributions for IRC section 401(k) participants whose employer filed bankruptcy. Irs form 1040ez instructions  The Pension Protection Act of 2006, P. Irs form 1040ez instructions L. Irs form 1040ez instructions 109-280, previously allowed additional contributions of up to $7,000 in a traditional or Roth IRA for employees who participated in an IRC section 401(k) plan of an employer that filed bankruptcy in an earlier year. Irs form 1040ez instructions This provision was not extended for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2010. Irs form 1040ez instructions Automatic 6-month extension of time to file a bankruptcy estate return now available for individuals in Chapter 7 or 11 bankruptcy. Irs form 1040ez instructions  Beginning June 24, 2011, the IRS clarified in T. Irs form 1040ez instructions D. Irs form 1040ez instructions 9531 that there is available an automatic 6-month extension of time to file a bankruptcy estate income tax return for individuals in Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings upon filing a required application. Irs form 1040ez instructions The previous extension of time to file a bankruptcy estate return was 5 months. Irs form 1040ez instructions Reminders The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005. Irs form 1040ez instructions  The changes to the U. Irs form 1040ez instructions S. Irs form 1040ez instructions Bankruptcy Code enacted by BAPCA are incorporated throughout this publication. Irs form 1040ez instructions Debtors filing under chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code must file all applicable federal, state, and local tax returns that become due after a case commences. Irs form 1040ez instructions Failure to file tax returns timely or obtain an extension can cause a bankruptcy case to be converted to another chapter or dismissed. Irs form 1040ez instructions In chapter 13 cases, the debtor must file all required tax returns for tax periods ending within 4 years of the filing of the bankruptcy petition. Irs form 1040ez instructions Photographs of missing children. Irs form 1040ez instructions  The IRS is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Irs form 1040ez instructions Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Irs form 1040ez instructions You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Irs form 1040ez instructions Introduction This publication is not intended to cover bankruptcy law in general, or to provide detailed discussions of the tax rules for the more complex corporate bankruptcy reorganizations or other highly technical transactions. Irs form 1040ez instructions Additionally, this publication is not updated on an annual basis and may not reflect recent developments in bankruptcy or tax law. Irs form 1040ez instructions If you need more guidance on the bankruptcy or tax laws applicable to your case, you should seek professional advice. Irs form 1040ez instructions This publication explains the basic federal income tax aspects of bankruptcy. Irs form 1040ez instructions A fundamental goal of the bankruptcy laws enacted by Congress is to give an honest debtor a financial “fresh start”. Irs form 1040ez instructions This is accomplished through the bankruptcy discharge, which is a permanent injunction (court ordered prohibition) against the collection of certain debts as a personal liability of the debtor. Irs form 1040ez instructions Bankruptcy proceedings begin with the filing of either a voluntary petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court, or in certain cases an involuntary petition filed by creditors. Irs form 1040ez instructions This filing creates the bankruptcy estate. Irs form 1040ez instructions The bankruptcy estate generally consists of all of the assets the individual or entity owns on the date the bankruptcy petition was filed. Irs form 1040ez instructions The bankruptcy estate is treated as a separate taxable entity for individuals filing bankruptcy petitions under chapter 7 or 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, discussed later. Irs form 1040ez instructions The tax obligations of taxable bankruptcy estates are discussed later under Individuals in Chapter 7 or 11. Irs form 1040ez instructions Generally, when a debt owed to another person or entity is canceled, the amount canceled or forgiven is considered income that is taxed to the person owing the debt. Irs form 1040ez instructions If a debt is canceled under a bankruptcy proceeding, the amount canceled is not income. Irs form 1040ez instructions However, the canceled debt reduces other tax benefits to which the debtor would otherwise be entitled. Irs form 1040ez instructions See Debt Cancellation, later. Irs form 1040ez instructions Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 225 Farmer's Tax Guide 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 536 Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 538 Accounting Periods and Methods 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 551 Basis of Assets 4681 Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments Form (and Instructions) SS-4 Application for Employer Identification Number, and separate instructions 982 Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness (and Section 1082 Basis Adjustment) 1040 U. Irs form 1040ez instructions S. Irs form 1040ez instructions Individual Income Tax Return, and separate instructions Schedule SE (Form 1040) Self-Employment Tax 1040X Amended U. Irs form 1040ez instructions S. Irs form 1040ez instructions Individual Income Tax Return, and separate instructions 1041 U. Irs form 1040ez instructions S. Irs form 1040ez instructions Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts, and separate instructions 1041-ES Estimated Income Tax for Estates and Trusts 1041-V Payment Voucher 4506 Request for Copy of Tax Return 4506-T Request for Transcript of Tax Return 4852 Substitute for Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, or Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Irs form 1040ez instructions 4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. Irs form 1040ez instructions S. Irs form 1040ez instructions Individual Income Tax Return 7004 Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, and Other Returns See How To Get Tax Help, later, for information about getting these publications and forms. Irs form 1040ez instructions Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Irs form 1040ez instructions Tax Changes for Businesses Table of Contents 2001 ChangesNew 5-Year Carryback Rule for Net Operating Losses (NOLs) Electronic Form 1099 Tax Incentives for New York Liberty Zone Other 2001 Changes 2002 ChangesNonaccrual-Experience Method Issuance of Qualified Zone Academy Bonds Depletion Work Opportunity Credit Expanded in New York Liberty Zone Credit For Pension Plan Startup Costs Welfare-to-Work Credit Extended Work Opportunity Credit Extended Electric and Clean-Fuel Vehicles Renewable Electricity Production Credit Later ChangesSpecial Depreciation Allowance Extension of Placed in Service Date Special Liberty Zone Depreciation Allowance for New and Used Property Depreciation of Property Used on Indian Reservations Indian Employment Credit Extended 2001 Changes New 5-Year Carryback Rule for Net Operating Losses (NOLs) If you have an NOL from a tax year ending during 2001 or 2002, you must generally carry back the entire amount of the NOL to the 5 tax years before the NOL year (the carryback period). Irs form 1040ez instructions However, you can still choose to use the previous carryback period. Irs form 1040ez instructions You also can choose not to carry back an NOL and only carry it forward. Irs form 1040ez instructions Individuals, estates, and trusts can file Form 1045, Application for Tentative Refund. Irs form 1040ez instructions Corporations can file Form 1139, Corporation Application for Tentative Refund. Irs form 1040ez instructions The instructions for these forms will be revised to reflect the new law. Irs form 1040ez instructions Electronic Form 1099 For tax years ending after March 9, 2002, most Forms 1099 can be furnished electronically if the recipient consents, according to IRS regulations, to receive it that way. Irs form 1040ez instructions Tax Incentives for New York Liberty Zone New tax benefits are provided for the parts of New York City damaged in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Irs form 1040ez instructions These benefits apply to the newly created New York Liberty Zone, which is the area located on or south of Canal Street, East Broadway (east of its intersection with Canal Street), or Grand Street (east of its intersection with East Broadway), in the Borough of Manhattan. Irs form 1040ez instructions Tax benefits for the New York Liberty Zone include the following. Irs form 1040ez instructions A special depreciation allowance equal to 30% of the adjusted basis of qualified Liberty Zone property. Irs form 1040ez instructions It is allowed for the year the property is placed in service. Irs form 1040ez instructions No alternative minimum tax depreciation adjustment for qualified Liberty Zone property. Irs form 1040ez instructions Classification of Liberty Zone leasehold improvement property as 5-year property. Irs form 1040ez instructions Authorization of the issuance of tax-exempt New York Liberty bonds to finance the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, and renovation of nonresidential real property, residential rental property, and public utility property in the Liberty Zone. Irs form 1040ez instructions An increased section 179 deduction for certain Liberty Zone property. Irs form 1040ez instructions Extension of the replacement period from 2 years to 5 years for certain property involuntarily converted as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, but only if substantially all of the use of the replacement property is in New York City. Irs form 1040ez instructions For more information about involuntary conversions, see Postponement of Gain in Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts. Irs form 1040ez instructions In addition, for 2002 and 2003, the work opportunity credit is expanded by creating a new targeted group, consisting generally of employees who work in the Liberty Zone or, in certain cases, in New York City outside the Liberty Zone. Irs form 1040ez instructions For more information, see Work Opportunity Credit Expanded in New York Liberty Zone under 2002 Changes, later. Irs form 1040ez instructions For more information about the 30% special depreciation allowance, Liberty Zone leasehold improvement property, or increased section 179 deduction, see New York Liberty Zone Benefits, in chapter 5. Irs form 1040ez instructions In addition, the tax benefits for the Liberty Zone will be covered in a new edition of Publication 954, Tax Incentives for Empowerment Zones and Other Distressed Communities, available later in 2002. Irs form 1040ez instructions Other 2001 Changes Other changes are discussed in the following chapters. Irs form 1040ez instructions Chapter 4 Car Expenses Chapter 5 Depreciation 2002 Changes Nonaccrual-Experience Method Under current law, if you perform services and use an accrual method of accounting, you do not accrue income which, based on experience, you expect to be uncollectible. Irs form 1040ez instructions Beginning in 2002, this rule only applies if you perform services in the fields of health, law, engineering, architecture, accounting, actuarial science, performing arts, and consulting, or your average annual gross receipts for the 3 prior tax years does not exceed $5,000,000. Irs form 1040ez instructions As under current law, the nonaccrual-experience method will not apply to amounts on which you charge interest or a late payment penalty. Irs form 1040ez instructions For more information, see Nonaccrual-Experience Method in chapter 11 of Publication 535, Business Expenses. Irs form 1040ez instructions Issuance of Qualified Zone Academy Bonds State and local governments issue qualified zone academy bonds to raise funds for the use of qualified zone academies. Irs form 1040ez instructions The amount of bonds that may be issued was limited to $400 million each year for 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001. Irs form 1040ez instructions This provision has been extended to provide for an additional $400 million of bonds to be issued each year for 2002 and 2003. Irs form 1040ez instructions For more information about qualified zone academy bonds, see Publication 954, Tax Incentives for Empowerment Zones and Other Distressed Communities. Irs form 1040ez instructions Depletion The suspension of the taxable income limit on percentage depletion from the marginal production of oil and natural gas that was scheduled to expire for tax years beginning after 2001 has been extended to tax years beginning before 2004. Irs form 1040ez instructions For more information on marginal production, see section 613A(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Irs form 1040ez instructions Work Opportunity Credit Expanded in New York Liberty Zone The work opportunity credit is expanded to include a new targeted group consisting generally of employees who perform substantially all their services: In the New York Liberty Zone (defined earlier under Tax Incentives for New York Liberty Zone, under 2001 Changes), or Elsewhere in New York City for a business that relocated from the Liberty Zone due to the destruction or damage of its place of business by the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. Irs form 1040ez instructions The credit is available to employers for wages paid to new employees and existing employees for work performed during 2002 or 2003. Irs form 1040ez instructions Certain limits apply. Irs form 1040ez instructions For more information about the work opportunity credit, see Publication 954, Tax Incentives for Empowerment Zones and Other Distressed Communities. Irs form 1040ez instructions Credit For Pension Plan Startup Costs The credit for pension plan startup costs is now allowed for plans that become effective after December 31, 2001. Irs form 1040ez instructions Previously, the credit was only allowed for plans established after December 31, 2001. Irs form 1040ez instructions For more information on the credit, see Important Changes for 2002 in Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. Irs form 1040ez instructions Welfare-to-Work Credit Extended The welfare-to-work credit that was scheduled to expire for wages paid to individuals who began working for you after 2001 has been extended to include wages paid to qualified individuals who begin work for you in 2002 or 2003. Irs form 1040ez instructions For more information on the welfare-to-work credit, see Publication 954, Tax Incentives for Empowerment Zones and Other Distressed Communities. Irs form 1040ez instructions Work Opportunity Credit Extended The work opportunity credit that was scheduled to expire for wages paid to individuals who began working for you after 2001 has been extended to include wages paid to qualified individuals who begin work for you in 2002 or 2003. Irs form 1040ez instructions For more information about the work opportunity credit, see Publication 954, Tax Incentives for Empowerment Zones and Other Distressed Communities. Irs form 1040ez instructions Electric and Clean-Fuel Vehicles The maximum clean-fuel vehicle deduction and qualified electric vehicle credit were scheduled to be 25% lower for 2002 and both were scheduled to be phased out completely by 2005. Irs form 1040ez instructions The full deduction and credit are now allowed for qualified property placed in service in 2002 and 2003. Irs form 1040ez instructions The phaseout of the deduction and the credit will begin in 2004, and no deduction or credit will be allowed for property placed in service after 2006. Irs form 1040ez instructions For more information about electric and clean-fuel vehicles, see chapter 12 in Publication 535, Business Expenses. Irs form 1040ez instructions Renewable Electricity Production Credit The renewable electricity production credit is extended to include electricity produced by facilities placed in service after 2001 and before 2004. Irs form 1040ez instructions Later Changes Special Depreciation Allowance You can claim the special depreciation allowance (an additional 30% depreciation deduction) for new property that you acquire before September 11, 2004, and place in service for your business generally before January 1, 2005, if you meet the other requirements for qualified property covered in chapter 5. Irs form 1040ez instructions Accordingly, you will generally no longer be able to claim the special depreciation allowance for the qualified property if you acquire it after September 10, 2004, or place it in service for your business after December 31, 2004. Irs form 1040ez instructions However, you will be able to claim the special Liberty Zone depreciation allowance (an additional 30% depreciation deduction) for most qualified property if you place it in service in the Liberty Zone after December 31, 2004, and generally before January 1, 2007, provided you meet the other requirements for qualified Liberty Zone property covered in chapter 5. Irs form 1040ez instructions Extension of Placed in Service Date To qualify for the special depreciation allowance, your property must meet certain tests, including the placed in service date test, as well as the other requirements covered in chapter 5 of this publication. Irs form 1040ez instructions To meet the placed in service date test, your property must generally be placed in service for use in your trade or business or for the production of income after September 10, 2001, and before January 1, 2005. Irs form 1040ez instructions However, certain property placed in service before January 1, 2006, may meet this test. Irs form 1040ez instructions Transportation property and property with a recovery period of 10 years or longer meet the test if one of the following applies. Irs form 1040ez instructions The property has an estimated production period of more than 2 years. Irs form 1040ez instructions The property has an estimated production period of more than 1 year and it costs more than $1 million. Irs form 1040ez instructions Transportation property is any tangible personal property used in the trade or business of transporting persons or property. Irs form 1040ez instructions For property that qualifies for the special depreciation allowance solely because of the one-year extension of the placed in service date, only the part of the basis attributable to manufacture, construction, or production before September 11, 2004, is eligible for the special depreciation allowance. Irs form 1040ez instructions Special Liberty Zone Depreciation Allowance for New and Used Property You can claim the special Liberty Zone depreciation allowance (an additional 30% depreciation deduction) for used property that you acquire after September 10, 2001, if the property meets the requirements listed under Qualified Liberty Zone Property in chapter 5 of this publication. Irs form 1040ez instructions You will be able to claim the allowance for both new and used property that you acquire after September 10, 2004, provided the property meets the other requirements for qualified Liberty Zone property. Irs form 1040ez instructions Depreciation of Property Used on Indian Reservations The special depreciation rules that apply to qualified property used on an Indian reservation were scheduled to expire for property placed in service after 2003. Irs form 1040ez instructions These special rules have been extended to include property placed in service in 2004. Irs form 1040ez instructions For more information about these rules, see Publication 946, How To Depreciate Property. Irs form 1040ez instructions Indian Employment Credit Extended The Indian employment credit that was scheduled to expire for tax years beginning after 2003 has been extended to include a tax year beginning in 2004. Irs form 1040ez instructions For more information about this credit, see Publication 954, Tax Incentives for Empowerment Zones and Other Distressed Communities. Irs form 1040ez instructions Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications