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Late tax filing Publication 584 - Main Content Table of Contents LossesCost or other basis. Late tax filing Fair market value. Late tax filing Exception for personal-use real property. Late tax filing More information. Late tax filing Comments and SuggestionsOrdering forms and publications. Late tax filing Tax questions. Late tax filing How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Late tax filing Losses Generally, you may deduct losses to your home, household goods, and motor vehicles on your federal income tax return. Late tax filing However, you may not deduct a casualty or theft loss that is covered by insurance unless you filed a timely insurance claim for reimbursement. Late tax filing Any reimbursement you receive will reduce the loss. Late tax filing If you did not file an insurance claim, you may deduct only the part of the loss that was not covered by insurance. Late tax filing Amount of loss. Late tax filing   You figure the amount of your loss using the following steps. Late tax filing Determine your cost or other basis in the property before the casualty or theft. Late tax filing Determine the decrease in fair market value (FMV) of the property as a result of the casualty or theft. Late tax filing (The decrease in FMV is the difference between the property's value immediately before and immediately after the casualty or theft. Late tax filing ) From the smaller of the amounts you determined in (1) and (2), subtract any insurance or other reimbursement you received or expect to receive. Late tax filing Apply the deduction limits, discussed later, to determine the amount of your deductible loss. Late tax filing Cost or other basis. Late tax filing   Cost or other basis usually means original cost plus improvements. Late tax filing If you did not acquire the property by purchasing it, your basis is determined as discussed in Publication 551, Basis of Assets. Late tax filing If you inherited the property from someone who died in 2010, and the executor of the decedent's estate made the election to file Form 8939, refer to the information provided by the executor or see Publication 4895, Tax Treatment of Property Acquired From a Decedent Dying in 2010. Late tax filing Fair market value. Late tax filing   FMV is the price for which you could sell your property to a willing buyer, when neither of you has to sell or buy and both of you know all the relevant facts. Late tax filing When filling out Schedules 1 through 20, you need to know the FMV of the property immediately before and immediately after the disaster, casualty, or theft. Late tax filing Separate computations. Late tax filing   Generally, if a single casualty or theft involves more than one item of property, you must figure the loss on each item separately. Late tax filing Then combine the losses to determine the total loss from that casualty or theft. Late tax filing Exception for personal-use real property. Late tax filing   In figuring a casualty loss on personal-use real property, the entire property (including any improvements, such as buildings, trees, and shrubs) is treated as one item. Late tax filing Figure the loss using the smaller of the following. Late tax filing The decrease in FMV of the entire property. Late tax filing The adjusted basis of the entire property. Late tax filing Deduction limits. Late tax filing   After you have figured the amount of your loss, as discussed earlier, you must figure how much of the loss you can deduct. Late tax filing You do this on Form 4684, section A. Late tax filing If the loss was to property for your personal use or your family's, there are two limits on the amount you can deduct for your casualty or theft loss. Late tax filing You must reduce each casualty or theft loss by $100 ($100 rule). Late tax filing You must further reduce the total of all your losses by 10% of your adjusted gross income (10% rule). Late tax filing More information. Late tax filing   For more information about the deduction limits, see Publication 547. Late tax filing When your loss is deductible. Late tax filing   You can generally deduct a casualty or disaster area loss only in the tax year in which the casualty or disaster occurred. Late tax filing You can generally deduct a theft loss only in the year you discovered your property was stolen. Late tax filing However, you can choose to deduct disaster area losses on your return for the year immediately before the year of the disaster if the President has declared your area a federal disaster area. Late tax filing For details, see Disaster Area Losses in Publication 547. Late tax filing Comments and Suggestions We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 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Late tax filing The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-moderate income taxpayers and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Late tax filing Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Late tax filing To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. Late tax filing gov or call 1-800-906-9887 or 1-800-829-1040. Late tax filing   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Late tax filing To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, call 1-888-227-7669 or visit AARP's website at www. Late tax filing aarp. Late tax filing org/money/taxaide. Late tax filing   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Late tax filing gov and enter keyword “VITA” in the upper right-hand corner. Late tax filing Internet. Late tax filing You can access the IRS website at IRS. Late tax filing gov 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to: E-file your return. Late tax filing Find out about commercial tax preparation and e-file services available free to eligible taxpayers. Late tax filing Check the status of your 2011 refund. Late tax filing Go to IRS. Late tax filing gov and click on Where's My Refund. Late tax filing Wait at least 72 hours after the IRS acknowledges receipt of your e-filed return, or 3 to 4 weeks after mailing a paper return. Late tax filing If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). Late tax filing Have your 2011 tax return available so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Late tax filing Download forms, including talking tax forms, instructions, and publications. Late tax filing Order IRS products online. Late tax filing Research your tax questions online. 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Late tax filing If you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you are more comfortable talking with someone in person, visit your local Taxpayer Assistance Center where you can spread out your records and talk with an IRS representative face-to-face. Late tax filing No appointment is necessary—just walk in. Late tax filing If you prefer, you can call your local Center and leave a message requesting an appointment to resolve a tax account issue. Late tax filing A representative will call you back within 2 business days to schedule an in-person appointment at your convenience. Late tax filing If you have an ongoing, complex tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, an appointment can be requested. Late tax filing All other issues will be handled without an appointment. Late tax filing To find the number of your local office, go to  www. Late tax filing irs. 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Late tax filing 9. Late tax filing   Figuring Net Profit or Loss Table of Contents Introduction Net Operating Losses (NOLs) Not-for-Profit Activities Introduction After figuring your business income and expenses, you are ready to figure the net profit or net loss from your business. Late tax filing You do this by subtracting business expenses from business income. Late tax filing If your expenses are less than your income, the difference is net profit and becomes part of your income on page 1 of Form 1040. Late tax filing If your expenses are more than your income, the difference is a net loss. Late tax filing You usually can deduct it from gross income on page 1 of Form 1040. Late tax filing But in some situations your loss is limited. Late tax filing This chapter briefly explains two of those situations. Late tax filing Other situations that may limit your loss are explained in the Instructions for Schedule C, line G and line 32. Late tax filing If you have more than one business, you must figure your net profit or loss for each business on a separate Schedule C. Late tax filing Net Operating Losses (NOLs) If your deductions for the year are more than your income for the year (line 41 of your Form 1040 is a negative number), you may have a net operating loss (NOL). Late tax filing You can use an NOL by deducting it from your income in another year or years. Late tax filing Examples of typical losses that may produce an NOL include, but are not limited to, losses incurred from the following. Late tax filing Your trade or business. Late tax filing Your work as an employee (unreimbursed employee business expenses). Late tax filing A casualty or theft. Late tax filing Moving expenses. Late tax filing Rental property. Late tax filing A loss from operating a business is the most common reason for an NOL. Late tax filing For details about NOLs, see Publication 536, Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts. Late tax filing It explains how to figure an NOL, when to use it, how to claim an NOL deduction, and how to figure an NOL carryover. Late tax filing Not-for-Profit Activities If you do not carry on your business to make a profit, there is a limit on the deductions you can take. Late tax filing You cannot use a loss from the activity to offset other income. Late tax filing Activities you do as a hobby, or mainly for sport or recreation, come under this limit. Late tax filing For details about not-for-profit activities, see chapter 1 in Publication 535, Business Expenses. Late tax filing That chapter explains how to determine whether your activity is carried on to make a profit and how to figure the amount of loss you can deduct. Late tax filing Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications