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Student tax return 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). Student tax return However, you can still choose to use the previous carryback period. Student tax return You also can choose not to carry back an NOL and only carry it forward. Student tax return Individuals, estates, and trusts can file Form 1045, Application for Tentative Refund. Student tax return Corporations can file Form 1139, Corporation Application for Tentative Refund. Student tax return The instructions for these forms will be revised to reflect the new law. Student tax return 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. Student tax return 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. Student tax return 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. Student tax return Tax benefits for the New York Liberty Zone include the following. Student tax return A special depreciation allowance equal to 30% of the adjusted basis of qualified Liberty Zone property. Student tax return It is allowed for the year the property is placed in service. Student tax return No alternative minimum tax depreciation adjustment for qualified Liberty Zone property. Student tax return Classification of Liberty Zone leasehold improvement property as 5-year property. Student tax return 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. Student tax return An increased section 179 deduction for certain Liberty Zone property. Student tax return 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. Student tax return For more information about involuntary conversions, see Postponement of Gain in Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts. Student tax return 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. Student tax return For more information, see Work Opportunity Credit Expanded in New York Liberty Zone under 2002 Changes, later. Student tax return 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. Student tax return 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. Student tax return Other 2001 Changes Other changes are discussed in the following chapters. Student tax return 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. Student tax return 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. Student tax return As under current law, the nonaccrual-experience method will not apply to amounts on which you charge interest or a late payment penalty. Student tax return For more information, see Nonaccrual-Experience Method in chapter 11 of Publication 535, Business Expenses. Student tax return 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. Student tax return The amount of bonds that may be issued was limited to $400 million each year for 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001. Student tax return This provision has been extended to provide for an additional $400 million of bonds to be issued each year for 2002 and 2003. Student tax return For more information about qualified zone academy bonds, see Publication 954, Tax Incentives for Empowerment Zones and Other Distressed Communities. Student tax return 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. Student tax return For more information on marginal production, see section 613A(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Student tax return 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. Student tax return The credit is available to employers for wages paid to new employees and existing employees for work performed during 2002 or 2003. Student tax return Certain limits apply. Student tax return For more information about the work opportunity credit, see Publication 954, Tax Incentives for Empowerment Zones and Other Distressed Communities. Student tax return 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. Student tax return Previously, the credit was only allowed for plans established after December 31, 2001. Student tax return For more information on the credit, see Important Changes for 2002 in Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. Student tax return 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. Student tax return For more information on the welfare-to-work credit, see Publication 954, Tax Incentives for Empowerment Zones and Other Distressed Communities. Student tax return 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. Student tax return For more information about the work opportunity credit, see Publication 954, Tax Incentives for Empowerment Zones and Other Distressed Communities. Student tax return 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. Student tax return The full deduction and credit are now allowed for qualified property placed in service in 2002 and 2003. Student tax return 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. Student tax return For more information about electric and clean-fuel vehicles, see chapter 12 in Publication 535, Business Expenses. Student tax return 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. Student tax return 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. Student tax return 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. Student tax return 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. Student tax return 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. Student tax return 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. Student tax return However, certain property placed in service before January 1, 2006, may meet this test. Student tax return Transportation property and property with a recovery period of 10 years or longer meet the test if one of the following applies. Student tax return The property has an estimated production period of more than 2 years. Student tax return The property has an estimated production period of more than 1 year and it costs more than $1 million. Student tax return Transportation property is any tangible personal property used in the trade or business of transporting persons or property. Student tax return 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. Student tax return 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. Student tax return 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. Student tax return 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. Student tax return These special rules have been extended to include property placed in service in 2004. Student tax return For more information about these rules, see Publication 946, How To Depreciate Property. Student tax return 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. Student tax return For more information about this credit, see Publication 954, Tax Incentives for Empowerment Zones and Other Distressed Communities. Student tax return Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Consumer Protection Offices

City, county, regional, and state consumer offices offer a variety of important services. They might mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and regulate professional service providers, provide educational materials and advocate for consumer rights. To save time, call before sending a written complaint. Ask if the office handles the type of complaint you have and if complaint forms are provided.

State Consumer Protection Offices

Maryland Office of the Attorney General

Website: Maryland Office of the Attorney General

Address: Maryland Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
200 Saint Paul Pl.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone Number: 410-528-8662 (Consumer Mediation) 410-576-6550 (Consumer Information) 410-528-1840 (Medical billing complaints)

Toll-free: 1-888-743-0023 (Switchboard) 1-877-261-8807 (Health plan decision appeals)

TTY: 410-576-6372 (MD)

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Regional Consumer Protection Offices

Maryland Attorney General's Office - Eastern Shore

Website: Maryland Attorney General's Office - Eastern Shore

Address: Maryland Attorney General's Office - Eastern Shore
Consumer Protection Division
201 Baptist St.
Salisbury, MD 21801-4976

Phone Number: 410-713-3620

Toll-free: 1-888-743-0023 (Baltimore office)

TTY: 410-576-6372

Maryland Attorney General's Office - Southern Maryland

Website: Maryland Attorney General's Office - Southern Maryland

Address: Maryland Attorney General's Office - Southern Maryland
15045 Burnt Store Rd.
Hughesville, MD 20637

Phone Number: 301-274-4620

Toll-free: 1-866-366-8343

TTY: 410-576-6372 (Baltimore office)

Maryland Attorney General's Office - Western Maryland

Website: Maryland Attorney General's Office - Western Maryland

Address: Maryland Attorney General's Office - Western Maryland
Consumer Protection Division
44 N. Potomac St., Suite 104
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone Number: 301-791-4780

TTY: 410-576-6372 (Baltimore office)

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County Consumer Protection Offices

Howard County Office of Consumer Affairs

Website: Howard County Office of Consumer Affairs

Address: Howard County Office of Consumer Affairs
6751 Columbia Gateway Dr.
Columbia, MD 21046

Phone Number: 410-313-6420

Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection

Website: Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection

Address: Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection
100 Maryland Ave., Suite 330
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone Number: 240-777-3636 240-777-3681 (Anonymous Consumer Tip Line)

TTY: 240-773-3556

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Banking Authorities

The officials listed in this section regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit. If you are dealing with a federally chartered bank, check Federal Agencies.

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Website: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Address: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Commissioner of Financial Regulation
500 N. Calvert St., Suite 402
Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone Number: 410-230-6077 (Consumer Services)

Toll-free: 1-888-784-0136 (MD)

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Insurance Regulators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for each type of insurance. The officials listed in this section enforce these laws. Many of these offices can also provide you with information to help you make informed insurance buying decisions.

Insurance Administration

Website: Insurance Administration

Address: Insurance Administration
Consumer Division
200 St. Paul Pl.
Suite 2700
Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone Number: 410-468-2000

Toll-free: 1-800-492-6116

TTY: 1-800-735-2258

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Securities Administrators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and securities - including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate, etc. The officials and agencies listed in this section enforce these laws and regulations. Many of these offices can also provide information to help you make informed investment decisions.

Office of the Attorney General

Website: Office of the Attorney General

Address: Office of the Attorney General
Securities Division
200 Saint Paul Pl.
Baltimore, MD 21202-2020

Phone Number: 410-576-6360

Toll-free: 1-888-743-0023 (MD)

TTY: 410-576-6372

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Utility Commissions

State Utility Commissions regulate services and rates for gas, electricity and telephones within your state. In some states, the utility commissions regulate other services such as water, transportation, and the moving of household goods. Many utility commissions handle consumer complaints. Sometimes, if a number of complaints are received about the same utility matter, they will conduct investigations.

Public Service Commission

Website: Public Service Commission

Address: Public Service Commission
Six St. Paul St., 16th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202-6806

Phone Number: 410-767-8028

Toll-free: 1-800-492-0474

TTY: 1-800-201-7165

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The Student Tax Return

Student tax return 12. Student tax return   Other Income Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Bartering Canceled DebtsInterest included in canceled debt. Student tax return Exceptions Host or Hostess Life Insurance ProceedsSurviving spouse. Student tax return Endowment Contract Proceeds Accelerated Death Benefits Public Safety Officer Killed in the Line of Duty Partnership Income S Corporation Income RecoveriesItemized Deduction Recoveries Rents from Personal Property RepaymentsMethod 1. Student tax return Method 2. Student tax return RoyaltiesDepletion. Student tax return Coal and iron ore. Student tax return Sale of property interest. Student tax return Part of future production sold. Student tax return Unemployment BenefitsTypes of unemployment compensation. Student tax return Governmental program. Student tax return Repayment of unemployment compensation. Student tax return Tax withholding. Student tax return Repayment of benefits. Student tax return Welfare and Other Public Assistance Benefits Other IncomeEmotional distress. Student tax return Deduction for costs involved in unlawful discrimination suits. Student tax return Energy conservation measure. Student tax return Dwelling unit. Student tax return Current income required to be distributed. Student tax return Current income not required to be distributed. Student tax return How to report. Student tax return Losses. Student tax return Grantor trust. Student tax return Nonemployee compensation. Student tax return Corporate director. Student tax return Personal representatives. Student tax return Manager of trade or business for bankruptcy estate. Student tax return Notary public. Student tax return Election precinct official. Student tax return Difficulty-of-care payments. Student tax return Maintaining space in home. Student tax return Reporting taxable payments. Student tax return Lotteries and raffles. Student tax return Form W-2G. Student tax return Reporting winnings and recordkeeping. Student tax return Inherited pension or IRA. Student tax return Employee awards or bonuses. Student tax return Pulitzer, Nobel, and similar prizes. Student tax return Payment for services. Student tax return VA payments. Student tax return Prizes. Student tax return Strike and lockout benefits. Student tax return Introduction You must include on your return all items of income you receive in the form of money, property, and services unless the tax law states that you do not include them. Student tax return Some items, however, are only partly excluded from income. Student tax return This chapter discusses many kinds of income and explains whether they are taxable or nontaxable. Student tax return Income that is taxable must be reported on your tax return and is subject to tax. Student tax return Income that is nontaxable may have to be shown on your tax return but is not taxable. Student tax return This chapter begins with discussions of the following income items. Student tax return Bartering. Student tax return Canceled debts. Student tax return Sales parties at which you are the host or hostess. Student tax return Life insurance proceeds. Student tax return Partnership income. Student tax return S Corporation income. Student tax return Recoveries (including state income tax refunds). Student tax return Rents from personal property. Student tax return Repayments. Student tax return Royalties. Student tax return Unemployment benefits. Student tax return Welfare and other public assistance benefits. Student tax return These discussions are followed by brief discussions of other income items. Student tax return Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 4681 Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonments Bartering Bartering is an exchange of property or services. Student tax return You must include in your income, at the time received, the fair market value of property or services you receive in bartering. Student tax return If you exchange services with another person and you both have agreed ahead of time on the value of the services, that value will be accepted as fair market value unless the value can be shown to be otherwise. Student tax return Generally, you report this income on Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business, or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), Net Profit From Business. Student tax return However, if the barter involves an exchange of something other than services, such as in Example 3 below, you may have to use another form or schedule instead. Student tax return Example 1. Student tax return You are a self-employed attorney who performs legal services for a client, a small corporation. Student tax return The corporation gives you shares of its stock as payment for your services. Student tax return You must include the fair market value of the shares in your income on Schedule C (Form 1040) or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040) in the year you receive them. Student tax return Example 2. Student tax return You are self-employed and a member of a barter club. Student tax return The club uses “credit units” as a means of exchange. Student tax return It adds credit units to your account for goods or services you provide to members, which you can use to purchase goods or services offered by other members of the barter club. Student tax return The club subtracts credit units from your account when you receive goods or services from other members. Student tax return You must include in your income the value of the credit units that are added to your account, even though you may not actually receive goods or services from other members until a later tax year. Student tax return Example 3. Student tax return You own a small apartment building. Student tax return In return for 6 months rent-free use of an apartment, an artist gives you a work of art she created. Student tax return You must report as rental income on Schedule E (Form 1040), Supplemental Income and Loss, the fair market value of the artwork, and the artist must report as income on Schedule C (Form 1040) or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040) the fair rental value of the apartment. Student tax return Form 1099-B from barter exchange. Student tax return   If you exchanged property or services through a barter exchange, Form 1099-B, Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions, or a similar statement from the barter exchange should be sent to you by February 18, 2014. Student tax return It should show the value of cash, property, services, credits, or scrip you received from exchanges during 2013. Student tax return The IRS also will receive a copy of Form 1099-B. Student tax return Canceled Debts In most cases, if a debt you owe is canceled or forgiven, other than as a gift or bequest, you must include the canceled amount in your income. Student tax return You have no income from the canceled debt if it is intended as a gift to you. Student tax return A debt includes any indebtedness for which you are liable or which attaches to property you hold. Student tax return If the debt is a nonbusiness debt, report the canceled amount on Form 1040, line 21. Student tax return If it is a business debt, report the amount on Schedule C (Form 1040) or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040) (or on Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming, if the debt is farm debt and you are a farmer). Student tax return Form 1099-C. Student tax return   If a Federal Government agency, financial institution, or credit union cancels or forgives a debt you owe of $600 or more, you will receive a Form 1099-C, Cancellation of Debt. Student tax return The amount of the canceled debt is shown in box 2. Student tax return Interest included in canceled debt. Student tax return   If any interest is forgiven and included in the amount of canceled debt in box 2, the amount of interest also will be shown in box 3. Student tax return Whether or not you must include the interest portion of the canceled debt in your income depends on whether the interest would be deductible when you paid it. Student tax return See Deductible debt under Exceptions, later. Student tax return   If the interest would not be deductible (such as interest on a personal loan), include in your income the amount from Form 1099-C, box 2. Student tax return If the interest would be deductible (such as on a business loan), include in your income the net amount of the canceled debt (the amount shown in box 2 less the interest amount shown in box 3). Student tax return Discounted mortgage loan. Student tax return   If your financial institution offers a discount for the early payment of your mortgage loan, the amount of the discount is canceled debt. Student tax return You must include the canceled amount in your income. Student tax return Mortgage relief upon sale or other disposition. Student tax return   If you are personally liable for a mortgage (recourse debt), and you are relieved of the mortgage when you dispose of the property, you may realize gain or loss up to the fair market value of the property. Student tax return To the extent the mortgage discharge exceeds the fair market value of the property, it is income from discharge of indebtedness unless it qualifies for exclusion under Excluded debt , later. Student tax return Report any income from discharge of indebtedness on nonbusiness debt that does not qualify for exclusion as other income on Form 1040, line 21. Student tax return    You may be able to exclude part of the mortgage relief on your principal residence. Student tax return See Excluded debt, later. Student tax return   If you are not personally liable for a mortgage (nonrecourse debt), and you are relieved of the mortgage when you dispose of the property (such as through foreclosure), that relief is included in the amount you realize. Student tax return You may have a taxable gain if the amount you realize exceeds your adjusted basis in the property. Student tax return Report any gain on nonbusiness property as a capital gain. Student tax return   See Publication 4681 for more information. Student tax return Stockholder debt. Student tax return   If you are a stockholder in a corporation and the corporation cancels or forgives your debt to it, the canceled debt is a constructive distribution that is generally dividend income to you. Student tax return For more information, see Publication 542, Corporations. Student tax return   If you are a stockholder in a corporation and you cancel a debt owed to you by the corporation, you generally do not realize income. Student tax return This is because the canceled debt is considered as a contribution to the capital of the corporation equal to the amount of debt principal that you canceled. Student tax return Repayment of canceled debt. Student tax return   If you included a canceled amount in your income and later pay the debt, you may be able to file a claim for refund for the year the amount was included in income. Student tax return You can file a claim on Form 1040X if the statute of limitations for filing a claim is still open. Student tax return The statute of limitations generally does not end until 3 years after the due date of your original return. Student tax return Exceptions There are several exceptions to the inclusion of canceled debt in income. Student tax return These are explained next. Student tax return Student loans. Student tax return   Certain student loans contain a provision that all or part of the debt incurred to attend the qualified educational institution will be canceled if you work for a certain period of time in certain professions for any of a broad class of employers. Student tax return   You do not have income if your student loan is canceled after you agreed to this provision and then performed the services required. Student tax return To qualify, the loan must have been made by: The Federal Government, a state or local government, or an instrumentality, agency, or subdivision thereof, A tax-exempt public benefit corporation that has assumed control of a state, county, or municipal hospital, and whose employees are considered public employees under state law, or An educational institution: Under an agreement with an entity described in (1) or (2) that provided the funds to the institution to make the loan, or As part of a program of the institution designed to encourage its students to serve in occupations with unmet needs or in areas with unmet needs and under which the services provided by the students (or former students) are for or under the direction of a governmental unit or a tax-exempt organization described in section 501(c)(3). Student tax return   A loan to refinance a qualified student loan also will qualify if it was made by an educational institution or a qualified tax-exempt organization under its program designed as described in (3)(b) above. Student tax return Education loan repayment assistance. Student tax return   Education loan repayments made to you by the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC Loan Repayment Program), a state education loan repayment program eligible for funds under the Public Health Service Act, or any other state loan repayment or loan forgiveness program that is intended to provide for the increased availability of health services in underserved or health professional shortage areas are not taxable. Student tax return    The provision relating to the “other state loan repayment or loan forgiveness program” was added to this exclusion for amounts received in tax years beginning after December 31, 2008. Student tax return If you included these amounts in income in 2010, 2011, or 2012, you should file an amended tax return to exclude this income. Student tax return See Form 1040X and its instructions for details on filing. Student tax return Deductible debt. Student tax return   You do not have income from the cancellation of a debt if your payment of the debt would be deductible. Student tax return This exception applies only if you use the cash method of accounting. Student tax return For more information, see chapter 5 of Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. Student tax return Price reduced after purchase. Student tax return   In most cases, if the seller reduces the amount of debt you owe for property you purchased, you do not have income from the reduction. Student tax return The reduction of the debt is treated as a purchase price adjustment and reduces your basis in the property. Student tax return Excluded debt. Student tax return   Do not include a canceled debt in your gross income in the following situations. Student tax return The debt is canceled in a bankruptcy case under title 11 of the U. Student tax return S. Student tax return Code. Student tax return See Publication 908, Bankruptcy Tax Guide. Student tax return The debt is canceled when you are insolvent. Student tax return However, you cannot exclude any amount of canceled debt that is more than the amount by which you are insolvent. Student tax return See Publication 908. Student tax return The debt is qualified farm debt and is canceled by a qualified person. Student tax return See chapter 3 of Publication 225, Farmer's Tax Guide. Student tax return The debt is qualified real property business debt. Student tax return See chapter 5 of Publication 334. Student tax return The cancellation is intended as a gift. Student tax return The debt is qualified principal residence indebtedness. Student tax return See Publication 525 for additional information. Student tax return Host or Hostess If you host a party or event at which sales are made, any gift or gratuity you receive for giving the event is a payment for helping a direct seller make sales. Student tax return You must report this item as income at its fair market value. Student tax return Your out-of-pocket party expenses are subject to the 50% limit for meal and entertainment expenses. Student tax return These expenses are deductible as miscellaneous itemized deductions subject to the 2%-of-AGI limit on Schedule A (Form 1040), but only up to the amount of income you receive for giving the party. Student tax return For more information about the 50% limit for meal and entertainment expenses, see chapter 26. Student tax return Life Insurance Proceeds Life insurance proceeds paid to you because of the death of the insured person are not taxable unless the policy was turned over to you for a price. Student tax return This is true even if the proceeds were paid under an accident or health insurance policy or an endowment contract. Student tax return However, interest income received as a result of life insurance proceeds may be taxable. Student tax return Proceeds not received in installments. Student tax return   If death benefits are paid to you in a lump sum or other than at regular intervals, include in your income only the benefits that are more than the amount payable to you at the time of the insured person's death. Student tax return If the benefit payable at death is not specified, you include in your income the benefit payments that are more than the present value of the payments at the time of death. Student tax return Proceeds received in installments. Student tax return   If you receive life insurance proceeds in installments, you can exclude part of each installment from your income. Student tax return   To determine the excluded part, divide the amount held by the insurance company (generally the total lump sum payable at the death of the insured person) by the number of installments to be paid. Student tax return Include anything over this excluded part in your income as interest. Student tax return Surviving spouse. Student tax return   If your spouse died before October 23, 1986, and insurance proceeds paid to you because of the death of your spouse are received in installments, you can exclude up to $1,000 a year of the interest included in the installments. Student tax return If you remarry, you can continue to take the exclusion. Student tax return Surrender of policy for cash. Student tax return   If you surrender a life insurance policy for cash, you must include in income any proceeds that are more than the cost of the life insurance policy. Student tax return In most cases, your cost (or investment in the contract) is the total of premiums that you paid for the life insurance policy, less any refunded premiums, rebates, dividends, or unrepaid loans that were not included in your income. Student tax return    You should receive a Form 1099-R showing the total proceeds and the taxable part. Student tax return Report these amounts on lines 16a and 16b of Form 1040 or lines 12a and 12b of Form 1040A. Student tax return More information. Student tax return   For more information, see Life Insurance Proceeds in Publication 525. Student tax return Endowment Contract Proceeds An endowment contract is a policy under which you are paid a specified amount of money on a certain date unless you die before that date, in which case, the money is paid to your designated beneficiary. Student tax return Endowment proceeds paid in a lump sum to you at maturity are taxable only if the proceeds are more than the cost of the policy. Student tax return To determine your cost, subtract any amount that you previously received under the contract and excluded from your income from the total premiums (or other consideration) paid for the contract. Student tax return Include the part of the lump sum payment that is more than your cost in your income. Student tax return Accelerated Death Benefits Certain amounts paid as accelerated death benefits under a life insurance contract or viatical settlement before the insured's death are excluded from income if the insured is terminally or chronically ill. Student tax return Viatical settlement. Student tax return   This is the sale or assignment of any part of the death benefit under a life insurance contract to a viatical settlement provider. Student tax return A viatical settlement provider is a person who regularly engages in the business of buying or taking assignment of life insurance contracts on the lives of insured individuals who are terminally or chronically ill and who meets the requirements of section 101(g)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code. Student tax return Exclusion for terminal illness. Student tax return    Accelerated death benefits are fully excludable if the insured is a terminally ill individual. Student tax return This is a person who has been certified by a physician as having an illness or physical condition that can reasonably be expected to result in death within 24 months from the date of the certification. Student tax return Exclusion for chronic illness. Student tax return    If the insured is a chronically ill individual who is not terminally ill, accelerated death benefits paid on the basis of costs incurred for qualified long-term care services are fully excludable. Student tax return Accelerated death benefits paid on a per diem or other periodic basis are excludable up to a limit. Student tax return This limit applies to the total of the accelerated death benefits and any periodic payments received from long-term care insurance contracts. Student tax return For information on the limit and the definitions of chronically ill individual, qualified long-term care services, and long-term care insurance contracts, see Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts under Sickness and Injury Benefits in Publication 525. Student tax return Exception. Student tax return   The exclusion does not apply to any amount paid to a person (other than the insured) who has an insurable interest in the life of the insured because the insured: Is a director, officer, or employee of the person, or Has a financial interest in the person's business. Student tax return Form 8853. Student tax return   To claim an exclusion for accelerated death benefits made on a per diem or other periodic basis, you must file Form 8853, Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts, with your return. Student tax return You do not have to file Form 8853 to exclude accelerated death benefits paid on the basis of actual expenses incurred. Student tax return Public Safety Officer Killed in the Line of Duty If you are a survivor of a public safety officer who was killed in the line of duty, you may be able to exclude from income certain amounts you receive. Student tax return For this purpose, the term public safety officer includes law enforcement officers, firefighters, chaplains, and rescue squad and ambulance crew members. Student tax return For more information, see Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators. Student tax return Partnership Income A partnership generally is not a taxable entity. Student tax return The income, gains, losses, deductions, and credits of a partnership are passed through to the partners based on each partner's distributive share of these items. Student tax return Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). Student tax return    Although a partnership generally pays no tax, it must file an information return on Form 1065, U. Student tax return S. Student tax return Return of Partnership Income, and send Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) to each partner. Student tax return In addition, the partnership will send each partner a copy of the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) to help each partner report his or her share of the partnership's income, deductions, credits, and tax preference items. Student tax return Keep Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) for your records. Student tax return Do not attach it to your Form 1040, unless you are specifically required to do so. Student tax return For more information on partnerships, see Publication 541, Partnerships. Student tax return Qualified joint venture. Student tax return   If you and your spouse each materially participate as the only members of a jointly owned and operated business, and you file a joint return for the tax year, you can make a joint election to be treated as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership. Student tax return To make this election, you must divide all items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit attributable to the business between you and your spouse in accordance with your respective interests in the venture. Student tax return For further information on how to make the election and which schedule(s) to file, see the instructions for your individual tax return. Student tax return S Corporation Income In most cases, an S corporation does not pay tax on its income. Student tax return Instead, the income, losses, deductions, and credits of the corporation are passed through to the shareholders based on each shareholder's pro rata share. Student tax return Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S). Student tax return   An S corporation must file a return on Form 1120S, U. Student tax return S. Student tax return Income Tax Return for an S Corporation, and send Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S) to each shareholder. Student tax return In addition, the S corporation will send each shareholder a copy of the Shareholder's Instructions for Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S) to help each shareholder report his or her share of the S corporation's income, losses, credits, and deductions. Student tax return Keep Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S) for your records. Student tax return Do not attach it to your Form 1040, unless you are specifically required to do so. Student tax return For more information on S corporations and their shareholders, see the Instructions for Form 1120S. Student tax return Recoveries A recovery is a return of an amount you deducted or took a credit for in an earlier year. Student tax return The most common recoveries are refunds, reimbursements, and rebates of deductions itemized on Schedule A (Form 1040). Student tax return You also may have recoveries of non-itemized deductions (such as payments on previously deducted bad debts) and recoveries of items for which you previously claimed a tax credit. Student tax return Tax benefit rule. Student tax return   You must include a recovery in your income in the year you receive it up to the amount by which the deduction or credit you took for the recovered amount reduced your tax in the earlier year. Student tax return For this purpose, any increase to an amount carried over to the current year that resulted from the deduction or credit is considered to have reduced your tax in the earlier year. Student tax return For more information, see Publication 525. Student tax return Federal income tax refund. Student tax return   Refunds of federal income taxes are not included in your income because they are never allowed as a deduction from income. Student tax return State tax refund. Student tax return   If you received a state or local income tax refund (or credit or offset) in 2013, you generally must include it in income if you deducted the tax in an earlier year. Student tax return The payer should send Form 1099-G, Certain Government Payments, to you by January 31, 2014. Student tax return The IRS also will receive a copy of the Form 1099-G. Student tax return If you file Form 1040, use the State and Local Income Tax Refund Worksheet in the 2013 Form 1040 instructions for line 10 to figure the amount (if any) to include in your income. Student tax return See Publication 525 for when you must use another worksheet. Student tax return   If you could choose to deduct for a tax year either: State and local income taxes, or State and local general sales taxes, then the maximum refund that you may have to include in income is limited to the excess of the tax you chose to deduct for that year over the tax you did not choose to deduct for that year. Student tax return For examples, see Publication 525. Student tax return Mortgage interest refund. Student tax return    If you received a refund or credit in 2013 of mortgage interest paid in an earlier year, the amount should be shown in box 3 of your Form 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement. Student tax return Do not subtract the refund amount from the interest you paid in 2013. Student tax return You may have to include it in your income under the rules explained in the following discussions. Student tax return Interest on recovery. Student tax return   Interest on any of the amounts you recover must be reported as interest income in the year received. Student tax return For example, report any interest you received on state or local income tax refunds on Form 1040, line 8a. Student tax return Recovery and expense in same year. Student tax return   If the refund or other recovery and the expense occur in the same year, the recovery reduces the deduction or credit and is not reported as income. Student tax return Recovery for 2 or more years. Student tax return   If you receive a refund or other recovery that is for amounts you paid in 2 or more separate years, you must allocate, on a pro rata basis, the recovered amount between the years in which you paid it. Student tax return This allocation is necessary to determine the amount of recovery from any earlier years and to determine the amount, if any, of your allowable deduction for this item for the current year. Student tax return For information on how to compute the allocation, see Recoveries in Publication 525. Student tax return Itemized Deduction Recoveries If you recover any amount that you deducted in an earlier year on Schedule A (Form 1040), you generally must include the full amount of the recovery in your income in the year you receive it. Student tax return Where to report. Student tax return   Enter your state or local income tax refund on Form 1040, line 10, and the total of all other recoveries as other income on Form 1040, line 21. Student tax return You cannot use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Student tax return Standard deduction limit. Student tax return   You generally are allowed to claim the standard deduction if you do not itemize your deductions. Student tax return Only your itemized deductions that are more than your standard deduction are subject to the recovery rule (unless you are required to itemize your deductions). Student tax return If your total deductions on the earlier year return were not more than your income for that year, include in your income this year the lesser of: Your recoveries, or The amount by which your itemized deductions exceeded the standard deduction. Student tax return Example. Student tax return For 2012, you filed a joint return. Student tax return Your taxable income was $60,000 and you were not entitled to any tax credits. Student tax return Your standard deduction was $11,900, and you had itemized deductions of $14,000. Student tax return In 2013, you received the following recoveries for amounts deducted on your 2012 return: Medical expenses $200 State and local income tax refund 400 Refund of mortgage interest 325 Total recoveries $925 None of the recoveries were more than the deductions taken for 2012. Student tax return The difference between the state and local income tax you deducted and your local general sales tax was more than $400. Student tax return Your total recoveries are less than the amount by which your itemized deductions exceeded the standard deduction ($14,000 − 11,900 = $2,100), so you must include your total recoveries in your income for 2013. Student tax return Report the state and local income tax refund of $400 on Form 1040, line 10, and the balance of your recoveries, $525, on Form 1040, line 21. Student tax return Standard deduction for earlier years. Student tax return   To determine if amounts recovered in 2013 must be included in your income, you must know the standard deduction for your filing status for the year the deduction was claimed. Student tax return Look in the instructions for your tax return from prior years to locate the standard deduction for the filing status for that prior year. Student tax return Example. Student tax return You filed a joint return on Form 1040 for 2012 with taxable income of $45,000. Student tax return Your itemized deductions were $12,350. Student tax return The standard deduction that you could have claimed was $11,900. Student tax return In 2013, you recovered $2,100 of your 2012 itemized deductions. Student tax return None of the recoveries were more than the actual deductions for 2012. Student tax return Include $450 of the recoveries in your 2013 income. Student tax return This is the smaller of your recoveries ($2,100) or the amount by which your itemized deductions were more than the standard deduction ($12,350 − $11,900 = $450). Student tax return Recovery limited to deduction. Student tax return   You do not include in your income any amount of your recovery that is more than the amount you deducted in the earlier year. Student tax return The amount you include in your income is limited to the smaller of: The amount deducted on Schedule A (Form 1040), or The amount recovered. Student tax return Example. Student tax return During 2012 you paid $1,700 for medical expenses. Student tax return From this amount you subtracted $1,500, which was 7. Student tax return 5% of your adjusted gross income. Student tax return Your actual medical expense deduction was $200. Student tax return In 2013, you received a $500 reimbursement from your medical insurance for your 2012 expenses. Student tax return The only amount of the $500 reimbursement that must be included in your income for 2013 is $200—the amount actually deducted. Student tax return Other recoveries. Student tax return   See Recoveries in Publication 525 if: You have recoveries of items other than itemized deductions, or You received a recovery for an item for which you claimed a tax credit (other than investment credit or foreign tax credit) in a prior year. Student tax return Rents from Personal Property If you rent out personal property, such as equipment or vehicles, how you report your income and expenses is in most cases determined by: Whether or not the rental activity is a business, and Whether or not the rental activity is conducted for profit. Student tax return In most cases, if your primary purpose is income or profit and you are involved in the rental activity with continuity and regularity, your rental activity is a business. Student tax return See Publication 535, Business Expenses, for details on deducting expenses for both business and not-for-profit activities. Student tax return Reporting business income and expenses. Student tax return    If you are in the business of renting personal property, report your income and expenses on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Student tax return The form instructions have information on how to complete them. Student tax return Reporting nonbusiness income. Student tax return   If you are not in the business of renting personal property, report your rental income on Form 1040, line 21. Student tax return List the type and amount of the income on the dotted line next to line 21. Student tax return Reporting nonbusiness expenses. Student tax return   If you rent personal property for profit, include your rental expenses in the total amount you enter on Form 1040, line 36. Student tax return Also enter the amount and “PPR” on the dotted line next to line 36. Student tax return   If you do not rent personal property for profit, your deductions are limited and you cannot report a loss to offset other income. Student tax return See Activity not for profit , under Other Income, later. Student tax return Repayments If you had to repay an amount that you included in your income in an earlier year, you may be able to deduct the amount repaid from your income for the year in which you repaid it. Student tax return Or, if the amount you repaid is more than $3,000, you may be able to take a credit against your tax for the year in which you repaid it. Student tax return Generally, you can claim a deduction or credit only if the repayment qualifies as an expense or loss incurred in your trade or business or in a for-profit transaction. Student tax return Type of deduction. Student tax return   The type of deduction you are allowed in the year of repayment depends on the type of income you included in the earlier year. Student tax return You generally deduct the repayment on the same form or schedule on which you previously reported it as income. Student tax return For example, if you reported it as self-employment income, deduct it as a business expense on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040) or Schedule F (Form 1040). Student tax return If you reported it as a capital gain, deduct it as a capital loss as explained in the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). Student tax return If you reported it as wages, unemployment compensation, or other nonbusiness income, deduct it as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Student tax return Repaid social security benefits. Student tax return   If you repaid social security benefits or equivalent railroad retirement benefits, see Repayment of benefits in chapter 11. Student tax return Repayment of $3,000 or less. Student tax return   If the amount you repaid was $3,000 or less, deduct it from your income in the year you repaid it. Student tax return If you must deduct it as a miscellaneous itemized deduction, enter it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 23. Student tax return Repayment over $3,000. Student tax return   If the amount you repaid was more than $3,000, you can deduct the repayment (as explained under Type of deduction , earlier). Student tax return However, you can choose instead to take a tax credit for the year of repayment if you included the income under a claim of right. Student tax return This means that at the time you included the income, it appeared that you had an unrestricted right to it. Student tax return If you qualify for this choice, figure your tax under both methods and compare the results. Student tax return Use the method (deduction or credit) that results in less tax. Student tax return When determining whether the amount you repaid was more or less than $3,000, consider the total amount being repaid on the return. Student tax return Each instance of repayment is not considered separately. Student tax return Method 1. Student tax return   Figure your tax for 2013 claiming a deduction for the repaid amount. Student tax return If you must deduct it as a miscellaneous itemized deduction, enter it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 28. Student tax return Method 2. Student tax return   Figure your tax for 2013 claiming a credit for the repaid amount. Student tax return Follow these steps. Student tax return Figure your tax for 2013 without deducting the repaid amount. Student tax return Refigure your tax from the earlier year without including in income the amount you repaid in 2013. Student tax return Subtract the tax in (2) from the tax shown on your return for the earlier year. Student tax return This is the credit. Student tax return Subtract the answer in (3) from the tax for 2013 figured without the deduction (Step 1). Student tax return   If method 1 results in less tax, deduct the amount repaid. Student tax return If method 2 results in less tax, claim the credit figured in (3) above on Form 1040, line 71, by adding the amount of the credit to any other credits on this line, and entering “I. Student tax return R. Student tax return C. Student tax return 1341” in the column to the right of line 71. Student tax return   An example of this computation can be found in Publication 525. Student tax return Repaid wages subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Student tax return   If you had to repay an amount that you included in your wages or compensation in an earlier year on which social security, Medicare, or tier 1 RRTA taxes were paid, ask your employer to refund the excess amount to you. Student tax return If the employer refuses to refund the taxes, ask for a statement indicating the amount of the overcollection to support your claim. Student tax return File a claim for refund using Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. Student tax return Repaid wages subject to Additional Medicare Tax. Student tax return   Employers cannot make an adjustment or file a claim for refund for Additional Medicare Tax withholding when there is a repayment of wages received by an employee in a prior year because the employee determines liability for Additional Medicare Tax on the employee's income tax return for the prior year. Student tax return If you had to repay an amount that you included in your wages or compensation in an earlier year, and on which Additional Medicare Tax was paid, you may be able to recover the Additional Medicare Tax paid on the amount. Student tax return To recover Additional Medicare Tax on the repaid wages or compensation, you must file Form 1040X, Amended U. Student tax return S. Student tax return Individual Income Tax Return, for the prior year in which the wages or compensation were originally received. Student tax return See the Instructions for Form 1040X. Student tax return Royalties Royalties from copyrights, patents, and oil, gas, and mineral properties are taxable as ordinary income. Student tax return In most cases you report royalties in Part I of Schedule E (Form 1040). Student tax return However, if you hold an operating oil, gas, or mineral interest or are in business as a self-employed writer, inventor, artist, etc. Student tax return , report your income and expenses on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Student tax return Copyrights and patents. Student tax return   Royalties from copyrights on literary, musical, or artistic works, and similar property, or from patents on inventions, are amounts paid to you for the right to use your work over a specified period of time. Student tax return Royalties generally are based on the number of units sold, such as the number of books, tickets to a performance, or machines sold. Student tax return Oil, gas, and minerals. Student tax return   Royalty income from oil, gas, and mineral properties is the amount you receive when natural resources are extracted from your property. Student tax return The royalties are based on units, such as barrels, tons, etc. Student tax return , and are paid to you by a person or company who leases the property from you. Student tax return Depletion. Student tax return   If you are the owner of an economic interest in mineral deposits or oil and gas wells, you can recover your investment through the depletion allowance. Student tax return For information on this subject, see chapter 9 of Publication 535. Student tax return Coal and iron ore. Student tax return   Under certain circumstances, you can treat amounts you receive from the disposal of coal and iron ore as payments from the sale of a capital asset, rather than as royalty income. Student tax return For information about gain or loss from the sale of coal and iron ore, see Publication 544. Student tax return Sale of property interest. Student tax return   If you sell your complete interest in oil, gas, or mineral rights, the amount you receive is considered payment for the sale of property used in a trade or business under section 1231, not royalty income. Student tax return Under certain circumstances, the sale is subject to capital gain or loss treatment as explained in the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). Student tax return For more information on selling section 1231 property, see chapter 3 of Publication 544. Student tax return   If you retain a royalty, an overriding royalty, or a net profit interest in a mineral property for the life of the property, you have made a lease or a sublease, and any cash you receive for the assignment of other interests in the property is ordinary income subject to a depletion allowance. Student tax return Part of future production sold. Student tax return   If you own mineral property but sell part of the future production, in most cases you treat the money you receive from the buyer at the time of the sale as a loan from the buyer. Student tax return Do not include it in your income or take depletion based on it. Student tax return   When production begins, you include all the proceeds in your income, deduct all the production expenses, and deduct depletion from that amount to arrive at your taxable income from the property. Student tax return Unemployment Benefits The tax treatment of unemployment benefits you receive depends on the type of program paying the benefits. Student tax return Unemployment compensation. Student tax return   You must include in income all unemployment compensation you receive. Student tax return You should receive a Form 1099-G showing in box 1 the total unemployment compensation paid to you. Student tax return In most cases, you enter unemployment compensation on line 19 of Form 1040, line 13 of Form 1040A, or line 3 of Form 1040EZ. Student tax return Types of unemployment compensation. Student tax return   Unemployment compensation generally includes any amount received under an unemployment compensation law of the United States or of a state. Student tax return It includes the following benefits. Student tax return Benefits paid by a state or the District of Columbia from the Federal Unemployment Trust Fund. Student tax return State unemployment insurance benefits. Student tax return Railroad unemployment compensation benefits. Student tax return Disability payments from a government program paid as a substitute for unemployment compensation. Student tax return (Amounts received as workers' compensation for injuries or illness are not unemployment compensation. Student tax return See chapter 5 for more information. Student tax return ) Trade readjustment allowances under the Trade Act of 1974. Student tax return Unemployment assistance under the Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Student tax return Unemployment assistance under the Airline Deregulation Act of 1974 Program. Student tax return Governmental program. Student tax return   If you contribute to a governmental unemployment compensation program and your contributions are not deductible, amounts you receive under the program are not included as unemployment compensation until you recover your contributions. Student tax return If you deducted all of your contributions to the program, the entire amount you receive under the program is included in your income. Student tax return Repayment of unemployment compensation. Student tax return   If you repaid in 2013 unemployment compensation you received in 2013, subtract the amount you repaid from the total amount you received and enter the difference on line 19 of Form 1040, line 13 of Form 1040A, or line 3 of Form 1040EZ. Student tax return On the dotted line next to your entry enter “Repaid” and the amount you repaid. Student tax return If you repaid unemployment compensation in 2013 that you included in income in an earlier year, you can deduct the amount repaid on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 23, if you itemize deductions. Student tax return If the amount is more than $3,000, see Repayments , earlier. Student tax return Tax withholding. Student tax return   You can choose to have federal income tax withheld from your unemployment compensation. Student tax return To make this choice, complete Form W-4V, Voluntary Withholding Request, and give it to the paying office. Student tax return Tax will be withheld at 10% of your payment. Student tax return    If you do not choose to have tax withheld from your unemployment compensation, you may be liable for estimated tax. Student tax return If you do not pay enough tax, either through withholding or estimated tax, or a combination of both, you may have to pay a penalty. Student tax return For more information on estimated tax, see chapter 4. Student tax return Supplemental unemployment benefits. Student tax return   Benefits received from an employer-financed fund (to which the employees did not contribute) are not unemployment compensation. Student tax return They are taxable as wages and are subject to withholding for income tax. Student tax return They may be subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Student tax return For more information, see Supplemental Unemployment Benefits in section 5 of Publication 15-A, Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide. Student tax return Report these payments on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A or on line 1 of Form 1040EZ. Student tax return Repayment of benefits. Student tax return   You may have to repay some of your supplemental unemployment benefits to qualify for trade readjustment allowances under the Trade Act of 1974. Student tax return If you repay supplemental unemployment benefits in the same year you receive them, reduce the total benefits by the amount you repay. Student tax return If you repay the benefits in a later year, you must include the full amount of the benefits received in your income for the year you received them. Student tax return   Deduct the repayment in the later year as an adjustment to gross income on Form 1040. Student tax return (You cannot use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Student tax return ) Include the repayment on Form 1040, line 36, and enter “Sub-Pay TRA” and the amount on the dotted line next to line 36. Student tax return If the amount you repay in a later year is more than $3,000, you may be able to take a credit against your tax for the later year instead of deducting the amount repaid. Student tax return For more information on this, see Repayments , earlier. Student tax return Private unemployment fund. Student tax return   Unemployment benefit payments from a private (nonunion) fund to which you voluntarily contribute are taxable only if the amounts you receive are more than your total payments into the fund. Student tax return Report the taxable amount on Form 1040, line 21. Student tax return Payments by a union. Student tax return   Benefits paid to you as an unemployed member of a union from regular union dues are included in your income on Form 1040, line 21. Student tax return However, if you contribute to a special union fund and your payments to the fund are not deductible, the unemployment benefits you receive from the fund are includible in your income only to the extent they are more than your contributions. Student tax return Guaranteed annual wage. Student tax return   Payments you receive from your employer during periods of unemployment, under a union agreement that guarantees you full pay during the year, are taxable as wages. Student tax return Include them on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A or on line 1 of Form 1040EZ. Student tax return State employees. Student tax return   Payments similar to a state's unemployment compensation may be made by the state to its employees who are not covered by the state's unemployment compensation law. Student tax return Although the payments are fully taxable, do not report them as unemployment compensation. Student tax return Report these payments on Form 1040, line 21. Student tax return Welfare and Other Public Assistance Benefits Do not include in your income governmental benefit payments from a public welfare fund based upon need, such as payments to blind individuals under a state public assistance law. Student tax return Payments from a state fund for the victims of crime should not be included in the victims' incomes if they are in the nature of welfare payments. Student tax return Do not deduct medical expenses that are reimbursed by such a fund. Student tax return You must include in your income any welfare payments that are compensation for services or that are obtained fraudulently. Student tax return Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA) payments. Student tax return   RTAA payments received from a state must be included in your income. Student tax return The state must send you Form 1099-G to advise you of the amount you should include in income. Student tax return The amount should be reported on Form 1040, line 21. Student tax return Persons with disabilities. Student tax return   If you have a disability, you must include in income compensation you receive for services you perform unless the compensation is otherwise excluded. Student tax return However, you do not include in income the value of goods, services, and cash that you receive, not in return for your services, but for your training and rehabilitation because you have a disability. Student tax return Excludable amounts include payments for transportation and attendant care, such as interpreter services for the deaf, reader services for the blind, and services to help individuals with an intellectual disability do their work. Student tax return Disaster relief grants. Student tax return    Do not include post-disaster grants received under the Robert T. Student tax return Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act in your income if the grant payments are made to help you meet necessary expenses or serious needs for medical, dental, housing, personal property, transportation, child care, or funeral expenses. Student tax return Do not deduct casualty losses or medical expenses that are specifically reimbursed by these disaster relief grants. Student tax return If you have deducted a casualty loss for the loss of your personal residence and you later receive a disaster relief grant for the loss of the same residence, you may have to include part or all of the grant in your taxable income. Student tax return See Recoveries , earlier. Student tax return Unemployment assistance payments under the Act are taxable unemployment compensation. Student tax return See Unemployment compensation under Unemployment Benefits, earlier. Student tax return Disaster relief payments. Student tax return   You can exclude from income any amount you receive that is a qualified disaster relief payment. Student tax return A qualified disaster relief payment is an amount paid to you: To reimburse or pay reasonable and necessary personal, family, living, or funeral expenses that result from a qualified disaster; To reimburse or pay reasonable and necessary expenses incurred for the repair or rehabilitation of your home or repair or replacement of its contents to the extent it is due to a qualified disaster; By a person engaged in the furnishing or sale of transportation as a common carrier because of the death or personal physical injuries incurred as a result of a qualified disaster; or By a federal, state, or local government, or agency, or instrumentality in connection with a qualified disaster in order to promote the general welfare. Student tax return You can exclude this amount only to the extent any expense it pays for is not paid for by insurance or otherwise. Student tax return The exclusion does not apply if you were a participant or conspirator in a terrorist action or a representative of one. Student tax return   A qualified disaster is: A disaster which results from a terrorist or military action; A federally declared disaster; or A disaster which results from an accident involving a common carrier, or from any other event, which is determined to be catastrophic by the Secretary of the Treasury or his or her delegate. Student tax return   For amounts paid under item (4), a disaster is qualified if it is determined by an applicable federal, state, or local authority to warrant assistance from the federal, state, or local government, agency, or instrumentality. Student tax return Disaster mitigation payments. Student tax return   You also can exclude from income any amount you receive that is a qualified disaster mitigation payment. Student tax return Qualified disaster mitigation payments are also most commonly paid to you in the period immediately following damage to property as a result of a natural disaster. Student tax return However, disaster mitigation payments are used to mitigate (reduce the severity of) potential damage from future natural disasters. Student tax return They are paid to you through state and local governments based on the provisions of the Robert T. Student tax return Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act or the National Flood Insurance Act. Student tax return   You cannot increase the basis or adjusted basis of your property for improvements made with nontaxable disaster mitigation payments. Student tax return Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). Student tax return   If you benefit from Pay-for-Performance Success Payments under HAMP, the payments are not taxable. Student tax return Mortgage assistance payments under section 235 of the National Housing Act. Student tax return   Payments made under section 235 of the National Housing Act for mortgage assistance are not included in the homeowner's income. Student tax return Interest paid for the homeowner under the mortgage assistance program cannot be deducted. Student tax return Medicare. Student tax return   Medicare benefits received under title XVIII of the Social Security Act are not includible in the gross income of the individuals for whom they are paid. Student tax return This includes basic (part A (Hospital Insurance Benefits for the Aged)) and supplementary (part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance Benefits for the Aged)). Student tax return Old-age, survivors, and disability insurance benefits (OASDI). Student tax return   Generally, OASDI payments under section 202 of title II of the Social Security Act are not includible in the gross income of the individuals to whom they are paid. Student tax return This applies to old-age insurance benefits, and insurance benefits for wives, husbands, children, widows, widowers, mothers and fathers, and parents, as well as the lump-sum death payment. Student tax return Nutrition Program for the Elderly. Student tax return    Food benefits you receive under the Nutrition Program for the Elderly are not taxable. Student tax return If you prepare and serve free meals for the program, include in your income as wages the cash pay you receive, even if you are also eligible for food benefits. Student tax return Payments to reduce cost of winter energy. Student tax return   Payments made by a state to qualified people to reduce their cost of winter energy use are not taxable. Student tax return Other Income The following brief discussions are arranged in alphabetical order. Student tax return Other income items briefly discussed below are referenced to publications which provide more topical information. Student tax return Activity not for profit. Student tax return   You must include on your return income from an activity from which you do not expect to make a profit. Student tax return An example of this type of activity is a hobby or a farm you operate mostly for recreation and pleasure. Student tax return Enter this income on Form 1040, line 21. Student tax return Deductions for expenses related to the activity are limited. Student tax return They cannot total more than the income you report and can be taken only if you itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Student tax return See Not-for-Profit Activities in chapter 1 of Publication 535 for information on whether an activity is considered carried on for a profit. Student tax return Alaska Permanent Fund dividend. Student tax return   If you received a payment from Alaska's mineral income fund (Alaska Permanent Fund dividend), report it as income on line 21 of Form 1040, line 13 of Form 1040A, or line 3 of Form 1040EZ. Student tax return The state of Alaska sends each recipient a document that shows the amount of the payment with the check. Student tax return The amount also is reported to IRS. Student tax return Alimony. Student tax return   Include in your income on Form 1040, line 11, any alimony payments you receive. Student tax return Amounts you receive for child support are not income to you. Student tax return Alimony and child support payments are discussed in chapter 18. Student tax return Bribes. Student tax return   If you receive a bribe, include it in your income. Student tax return Campaign contributions. Student tax return   These contributions are not income to a candidate unless they are diverted to his or her personal use. Student tax return To be exempt from tax, the contributions must be spent for campaign purposes or kept in a fund for use in future campaigns. Student tax return However, interest earned on bank deposits, dividends received on contributed securities, and net gains realized on sales of contributed securities are taxable and must be reported on Form 1120-POL, U. Student tax return S. Student tax return Income Tax Return for Certain Political Organizations. Student tax return Excess campaign funds transferred to an office account must be included in the officeholder's income on Form 1040, line 21, in the year transferred. Student tax return Car pools. Student tax return   Do not include in your income amounts you receive from the passengers for driving a car in a car pool to and from work. Student tax return These amounts are considered reimbursement for your expenses. Student tax return However, this rule does not apply if you have developed car pool arrangements into a profit-making business of transporting workers for hire. Student tax return Cash rebates. Student tax return   A cash rebate you receive from a dealer or manufacturer of an item you buy is not income, but you must reduce your basis by the amount of the rebate. Student tax return Example. Student tax return You buy a new car for $24,000 cash and receive a $2,000 rebate check from the manufacturer. Student tax return The $2,000 is not income to you. Student tax return Your basis in the car is $22,000. Student tax return This is the basis on which you figure gain or loss if you sell the car and depreciation if you use it for business. Student tax return Casualty insurance and other reimbursements. Student tax return   You generally should not report these reimbursements on your return unless you are figuring gain or loss from the casualty or theft. Student tax return See chapter 25 for more information. Student tax return Child support payments. Student tax return   You should not report these payments on your return. Student tax return See chapter 18 for more information. Student tax return Court awards and damages. Student tax return   To determine if settlement amounts you receive by compromise or judgment must be included in your income, you must consider the item that the settlement replaces. Student tax return The character of the income as ordinary income or capital gain depends on the nature of the underlying claim. Student tax return Include the following as ordinary income. Student tax return Interest on any award. Student tax return Compensation for lost wages or lost profits in most cases. Student tax return Punitive damages, in most cases. Student tax return It does not matter if they relate to a physical injury or physical sickness. Student tax return Amounts received in settlement of pension rights (if you did not contribute to the plan). Student tax return Damages for: Patent or copyright infringement, Breach of contract, or Interference with business operations. Student tax return Back pay and damages for emotional distress received to satisfy a claim under title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Student tax return Attorney fees and costs (including contingent fees) where the underlying recovery is included in gross income. Student tax return   Do not include in your income compensatory damages for personal physical injury or physical sickness (whether received in a lump sum or installments). Student tax return Emotional distress. Student tax return   Emotional distress itself is not a physical injury or physical sickness, but damages you receive for emotional distress due to a physical injury or sickness are treated as received for the physical injury or sickness. Student tax return Do not include them in your income. Student tax return   If the emotional distress is due to a personal injury that is not due to a physical injury or sickness (for example, employment discrimination or injury to reputation), you must include the damages in your income, except for any damages you receive for medical care due to that emotional distress. Student tax return Emotional distress includes physical symptoms that result from emotional distress, such as headaches, insomnia, and stomach disorders. Student tax return Deduction for costs involved in unlawful discrimination suits. Student tax return   You may be able to deduct attorney fees and court costs paid to recover a judgment or settlement for a claim of unlawful discrimination under various provisions of federal, state, and local law listed in Internal Revenue Code section 62(e), a claim against the United States government, or a claim under section 1862(b)(3)(A) of the Social Security Act. Student tax return For more information, see Publication 525. Student tax return Credit card insurance. Student tax return   In most cases, if you receive benefits under a credit card disability or unemployment insurance plan, the benefits are taxable to you. Student tax return These plans make the minimum monthly payment on your credit card account if you cannot make the payment due to injury, illness, disability, or unemployment. Student tax return Report on Form 1040, line 21, the amount of benefits you received during the year that is more than the amount of the premiums you paid during the year. Student tax return Down payment assistance. Student tax return   If you purchase a home and receive assistance from a nonprofit corporation to make the down payment, that assistance is not included in your income. Student tax return If the corporation qualifies as a tax-exempt charitable organization, the assistance is treated as a gift and is included in your basis of the house. Student tax return If the corporation does not qualify, the assistance is treated as a rebate or reduction of the purchase price and is not included in your basis. Student tax return Employment agency fees. Student tax return   If you get a job through an employment agency, and the fee is paid by your employer, the fee is not includible in your income if you are not liable for it. Student tax return However, if you pay it and your employer reimburses you for it, it is includible in your income. Student tax return Energy conservation subsidies. Student tax return   You can exclude from gross income any subsidy provided, either directly or indirectly, by public utilities for the purchase or installation of an energy conservation measure for a dwelling unit. Student tax return Energy conservation measure. Student tax return   This includes installations or modifications that are primarily designed to reduce consumption of electricity or natural gas, or improve the management of energy demand. Student tax return Dwelling unit. Student tax return   This includes a house, apartment, condominium, mobile home, boat, or similar property. Student tax return If a building or structure contains both dwelling and other units, any subsidy must be properly allocated. Student tax return Estate and trust income. Student tax return    An estate or trust, unlike a partnership, may have to pay federal income tax. Student tax return If you are a beneficiary of an estate or trust, you may be taxed on your share of its income distributed or required to be distributed to you. Student tax return However, there is never a double tax. Student tax return Estates and trusts file their returns on Form 1041, U. Student tax return S. Student tax return Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts, and your share of the income is reported to you on Schedule K-1 (Form 1041). Student tax return Current income required to be distributed. Student tax return   If you are the beneficiary of an estate or trust that must distribute all of its current income, you must report your share of the distributable net income, whether or not you actually received it. Student tax return Current income not required to be distributed. Student tax return    If you are the beneficiary of an estate or trust and the fiduciary has the choice of whether to distribute all or part of the current income, you must report: All income that is required to be distributed to you, whether or not it is actually distributed, plus All other amounts actually paid or credited to you, up to the amount of your share of distributable net income. Student tax return How to report. Student tax return   Treat each item of income the same way that the estate or trust would treat it. Student tax return For example, if a trust's dividend income is distributed to you, you report the distribution as dividend income on your return. Student tax return The same rule applies to distributions of tax-exempt interest and capital gains. Student tax return   The fiduciary of the estate or trust must tell you the type of items making up your share of the estate or trust income and any credits you are allowed on your individual income tax return. Student tax return Losses. Student tax return   Losses of estates and trusts generally are not deductible by the beneficiaries. Student tax return Grantor trust. Student tax return   Income earned by a grantor trust is taxable to the grantor, not the beneficiary, if the grantor keeps certain control over the trust. Student tax return (The grantor is the one who transferred property to the trust. Student tax return ) This rule applies if the property (or income from the property) put into the trust will or may revert (be returned) to the grantor or the grantor's spouse. Student tax return   Generally, a trust is a grantor trust if the grantor has a reversionary interest valued (at the date of transfer) at more than 5% of the value of the transferred property. Student tax return Expenses paid by another. Student tax return   If your personal expenses are paid for by another person, such as a corporation, the payment may be taxable to you depending upon your relationship with that person and the nature of the payment. Student tax return But if the payment makes up for a loss caused by that person, and only restores you to the position you were in before the loss, the payment is not includible in your income. Student tax return Fees for services. Student tax return   Include all fees for your services in your income. Student tax return Examples of these fees are amounts you receive for services you perform as: A corporate director, An executor, administrator, or personal representative of an estate, A manager of a trade or business you operated before declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy, A notary public, or An election precinct official. Student tax return Nonemployee compensation. Student tax return   If you are not an employee and the fees for your services from the same payer total $600 or more for the year, you may receive a Form 1099-MISC. Student tax return You may need to report your fees as self-employment income. Student tax return See Self-Employed Persons , in chapter 1, for a discussion of when you are considered self-employed. Student tax return Corporate director. Student tax return   Corporate director fees are self-employment income. Student tax return Report these payments on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Student tax return Personal representatives. Student tax return   All personal representatives must include in their gross income fees paid to them from an estate. Student tax return If you are not in the trade or business of being an executor (for instance, you are the executor of a friend's or relative's estate), report these fees on Form 1040, line 21. Student tax return If you are in the trade or business of being an executor, report these fees as self-employment income on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Student tax return The fee is not includible in income if it is waived. Student tax return Manager of trade or business for bankruptcy estate. Student tax return   Include in your income all payments received from your bankruptcy estate for managing or operating a trade or business that you operated before you filed for bankruptcy. Student tax return Report this income on Form 1040, line 21. Student tax return Notary public. Student tax return    Report payments for these services on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Student tax return These payments are not subject to self-employment tax. Student tax return See the separate instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040) for details. Student tax return Election precinct official. Student tax return    You should receive a Form W-2 showing payments for services performed as an election official or election worker. Student tax return Report these payments on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A or on line 1 of Form 1040EZ. Student tax return Foster care providers. Student tax return   Payments you receive from a state, political subdivision, or a qualified foster care placement agency for providing care to qualified foster individuals in your home generally are not included in your income. Student tax return However, you must include in your income payments received for the care of more than 5 individuals age 19 or older and certain difficulty-of-care payments. Student tax return   A qualified foster individual is a person who: Is living in a foster family home, and Was placed there by: An agency of a state or one of its political subdivisions, or A qualified foster care placement agency. Student tax return Difficulty-of-care payments. Student tax return   These are additional payments that are designated by the payer as compensation for providing the additional care that is required for physically, mentally, or emotionally handicapped qualified foster individuals. Student tax return A state must determine that the additional compensation is needed, and the care for which the payments are made must be provided in your home. Student tax return   You must include in your income difficulty-of-care payments received for more than: 10 qualified foster individuals under age 19, or 5 qualified foster individuals age 19 or older. Student tax return Maintaining space in home. Student tax return   If you are paid to maintain space in your home for emergency foster care, you must include the payment in your income. Student tax return Reporting taxable payments. Student tax return    If you receive payments that you must include in your income, you are in business as a foster care provider and you are self-employed. Student tax return Report the payments on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Student tax return See Publication 587, Business Use of Your Home, to help you determine the amount you can deduct for the use of your home. Student tax return Found property. Student tax return   If you find and keep property that does not belong to you that has been lost or abandoned (treasure-trove), it is taxable to you at its fair market value in the first year it is your undisputed possession. Student tax return Free tour. Student tax return   If you received a free tour from a travel agency for organizing a group of tourists, you must include its value in your income. Student tax return Report the fair market value of the tour on Form 1040, line 21, if you are not in the trade or business of organizing tours. Student tax return You cannot deduct your expenses in serving as the voluntary leader of the group at the group's request. Student tax return If you organize tours as a trade or business, report the tour's value on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Student tax return Gambling winnings. Student tax return   You must include your gambling winnings in income on Form 1040, line 21. Student tax return If you itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), you can deduct gambling losses you had during the year, but only up to the amount of your winnings. Student tax return Lotteries and raffles. Student tax return   Winnings from lotteries and raffles are gambling winnings. Student tax return In addition to cash winnings, you must include in your income the fair market value of bonds, cars, houses, and other noncash prizes. Student tax return    If you win a state lottery prize payable in installments, see Publication 525 for more information. Student tax return Form W-2G. Student tax return   You may have received a Form W-2G, Certain Gambling Winnings, showing the amount of your gambling winnings and any tax taken out of them. Student tax return Include the amount from box 1 on Form 1040, line 21. Student tax return Include the amount shown in box 4 on Form 1040, line 62, as federal income tax withheld. Student tax return Reporting winnings and recordkeeping. Student tax return   For more information on reporting gam