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Tax unemployed 12. Tax unemployed   Other Income Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Bartering Canceled DebtsInterest included in canceled debt. Tax unemployed Exceptions Host or Hostess Life Insurance ProceedsSurviving spouse. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Method 2. Tax unemployed RoyaltiesDepletion. Tax unemployed Coal and iron ore. Tax unemployed Sale of property interest. Tax unemployed Part of future production sold. Tax unemployed Unemployment BenefitsTypes of unemployment compensation. Tax unemployed Governmental program. Tax unemployed Repayment of unemployment compensation. Tax unemployed Tax withholding. Tax unemployed Repayment of benefits. Tax unemployed Welfare and Other Public Assistance Benefits Other IncomeEmotional distress. Tax unemployed Deduction for costs involved in unlawful discrimination suits. Tax unemployed Energy conservation measure. Tax unemployed Dwelling unit. Tax unemployed Current income required to be distributed. Tax unemployed Current income not required to be distributed. Tax unemployed How to report. Tax unemployed Losses. Tax unemployed Grantor trust. Tax unemployed Nonemployee compensation. Tax unemployed Corporate director. Tax unemployed Personal representatives. Tax unemployed Manager of trade or business for bankruptcy estate. Tax unemployed Notary public. Tax unemployed Election precinct official. Tax unemployed Difficulty-of-care payments. Tax unemployed Maintaining space in home. Tax unemployed Reporting taxable payments. Tax unemployed Lotteries and raffles. Tax unemployed Form W-2G. Tax unemployed Reporting winnings and recordkeeping. Tax unemployed Inherited pension or IRA. Tax unemployed Employee awards or bonuses. Tax unemployed Pulitzer, Nobel, and similar prizes. Tax unemployed Payment for services. Tax unemployed VA payments. Tax unemployed Prizes. Tax unemployed Strike and lockout benefits. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Some items, however, are only partly excluded from income. Tax unemployed This chapter discusses many kinds of income and explains whether they are taxable or nontaxable. Tax unemployed Income that is taxable must be reported on your tax return and is subject to tax. Tax unemployed Income that is nontaxable may have to be shown on your tax return but is not taxable. Tax unemployed This chapter begins with discussions of the following income items. Tax unemployed Bartering. Tax unemployed Canceled debts. Tax unemployed Sales parties at which you are the host or hostess. Tax unemployed Life insurance proceeds. Tax unemployed Partnership income. Tax unemployed S Corporation income. Tax unemployed Recoveries (including state income tax refunds). Tax unemployed Rents from personal property. Tax unemployed Repayments. Tax unemployed Royalties. Tax unemployed Unemployment benefits. Tax unemployed Welfare and other public assistance benefits. Tax unemployed These discussions are followed by brief discussions of other income items. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed You must include in your income, at the time received, the fair market value of property or services you receive in bartering. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Example 1. Tax unemployed You are a self-employed attorney who performs legal services for a client, a small corporation. Tax unemployed The corporation gives you shares of its stock as payment for your services. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Example 2. Tax unemployed You are self-employed and a member of a barter club. Tax unemployed The club uses “credit units” as a means of exchange. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed The club subtracts credit units from your account when you receive goods or services from other members. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Example 3. Tax unemployed You own a small apartment building. Tax unemployed In return for 6 months rent-free use of an apartment, an artist gives you a work of art she created. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Form 1099-B from barter exchange. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed It should show the value of cash, property, services, credits, or scrip you received from exchanges during 2013. Tax unemployed The IRS also will receive a copy of Form 1099-B. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed You have no income from the canceled debt if it is intended as a gift to you. Tax unemployed A debt includes any indebtedness for which you are liable or which attaches to property you hold. Tax unemployed If the debt is a nonbusiness debt, report the canceled amount on Form 1040, line 21. Tax unemployed 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). Tax unemployed Form 1099-C. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed The amount of the canceled debt is shown in box 2. Tax unemployed Interest included in canceled debt. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed See Deductible debt under Exceptions, later. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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). Tax unemployed Discounted mortgage loan. Tax unemployed   If your financial institution offers a discount for the early payment of your mortgage loan, the amount of the discount is canceled debt. Tax unemployed You must include the canceled amount in your income. Tax unemployed Mortgage relief upon sale or other disposition. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Report any income from discharge of indebtedness on nonbusiness debt that does not qualify for exclusion as other income on Form 1040, line 21. Tax unemployed    You may be able to exclude part of the mortgage relief on your principal residence. Tax unemployed See Excluded debt, later. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed You may have a taxable gain if the amount you realize exceeds your adjusted basis in the property. Tax unemployed Report any gain on nonbusiness property as a capital gain. Tax unemployed   See Publication 4681 for more information. Tax unemployed Stockholder debt. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed For more information, see Publication 542, Corporations. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Repayment of canceled debt. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed You can file a claim on Form 1040X if the statute of limitations for filing a claim is still open. Tax unemployed The statute of limitations generally does not end until 3 years after the due date of your original return. Tax unemployed Exceptions There are several exceptions to the inclusion of canceled debt in income. Tax unemployed These are explained next. Tax unemployed Student loans. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed   You do not have income if your student loan is canceled after you agreed to this provision and then performed the services required. Tax unemployed 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). Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Education loan repayment assistance. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed    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. Tax unemployed If you included these amounts in income in 2010, 2011, or 2012, you should file an amended tax return to exclude this income. Tax unemployed See Form 1040X and its instructions for details on filing. Tax unemployed Deductible debt. Tax unemployed   You do not have income from the cancellation of a debt if your payment of the debt would be deductible. Tax unemployed This exception applies only if you use the cash method of accounting. Tax unemployed For more information, see chapter 5 of Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. Tax unemployed Price reduced after purchase. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed The reduction of the debt is treated as a purchase price adjustment and reduces your basis in the property. Tax unemployed Excluded debt. Tax unemployed   Do not include a canceled debt in your gross income in the following situations. Tax unemployed The debt is canceled in a bankruptcy case under title 11 of the U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed Code. Tax unemployed See Publication 908, Bankruptcy Tax Guide. Tax unemployed The debt is canceled when you are insolvent. Tax unemployed However, you cannot exclude any amount of canceled debt that is more than the amount by which you are insolvent. Tax unemployed See Publication 908. Tax unemployed The debt is qualified farm debt and is canceled by a qualified person. Tax unemployed See chapter 3 of Publication 225, Farmer's Tax Guide. Tax unemployed The debt is qualified real property business debt. Tax unemployed See chapter 5 of Publication 334. Tax unemployed The cancellation is intended as a gift. Tax unemployed The debt is qualified principal residence indebtedness. Tax unemployed See Publication 525 for additional information. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed You must report this item as income at its fair market value. Tax unemployed Your out-of-pocket party expenses are subject to the 50% limit for meal and entertainment expenses. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed For more information about the 50% limit for meal and entertainment expenses, see chapter 26. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed This is true even if the proceeds were paid under an accident or health insurance policy or an endowment contract. Tax unemployed However, interest income received as a result of life insurance proceeds may be taxable. Tax unemployed Proceeds not received in installments. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Proceeds received in installments. Tax unemployed   If you receive life insurance proceeds in installments, you can exclude part of each installment from your income. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Include anything over this excluded part in your income as interest. Tax unemployed Surviving spouse. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed If you remarry, you can continue to take the exclusion. Tax unemployed Surrender of policy for cash. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed    You should receive a Form 1099-R showing the total proceeds and the taxable part. Tax unemployed Report these amounts on lines 16a and 16b of Form 1040 or lines 12a and 12b of Form 1040A. Tax unemployed More information. Tax unemployed   For more information, see Life Insurance Proceeds in Publication 525. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Include the part of the lump sum payment that is more than your cost in your income. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Viatical settlement. Tax unemployed   This is the sale or assignment of any part of the death benefit under a life insurance contract to a viatical settlement provider. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Exclusion for terminal illness. Tax unemployed    Accelerated death benefits are fully excludable if the insured is a terminally ill individual. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Exclusion for chronic illness. Tax unemployed    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. Tax unemployed Accelerated death benefits paid on a per diem or other periodic basis are excludable up to a limit. Tax unemployed This limit applies to the total of the accelerated death benefits and any periodic payments received from long-term care insurance contracts. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Exception. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Form 8853. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed You do not have to file Form 8853 to exclude accelerated death benefits paid on the basis of actual expenses incurred. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed For this purpose, the term public safety officer includes law enforcement officers, firefighters, chaplains, and rescue squad and ambulance crew members. Tax unemployed For more information, see Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators. Tax unemployed Partnership Income A partnership generally is not a taxable entity. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). Tax unemployed    Although a partnership generally pays no tax, it must file an information return on Form 1065, U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed Return of Partnership Income, and send Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) to each partner. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Keep Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) for your records. Tax unemployed Do not attach it to your Form 1040, unless you are specifically required to do so. Tax unemployed For more information on partnerships, see Publication 541, Partnerships. Tax unemployed Qualified joint venture. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed For further information on how to make the election and which schedule(s) to file, see the instructions for your individual tax return. Tax unemployed S Corporation Income In most cases, an S corporation does not pay tax on its income. Tax unemployed Instead, the income, losses, deductions, and credits of the corporation are passed through to the shareholders based on each shareholder's pro rata share. Tax unemployed Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S). Tax unemployed   An S corporation must file a return on Form 1120S, U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed Income Tax Return for an S Corporation, and send Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S) to each shareholder. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Keep Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S) for your records. Tax unemployed Do not attach it to your Form 1040, unless you are specifically required to do so. Tax unemployed For more information on S corporations and their shareholders, see the Instructions for Form 1120S. Tax unemployed Recoveries A recovery is a return of an amount you deducted or took a credit for in an earlier year. Tax unemployed The most common recoveries are refunds, reimbursements, and rebates of deductions itemized on Schedule A (Form 1040). Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Tax benefit rule. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed For more information, see Publication 525. Tax unemployed Federal income tax refund. Tax unemployed   Refunds of federal income taxes are not included in your income because they are never allowed as a deduction from income. Tax unemployed State tax refund. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed The payer should send Form 1099-G, Certain Government Payments, to you by January 31, 2014. Tax unemployed The IRS also will receive a copy of the Form 1099-G. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed See Publication 525 for when you must use another worksheet. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed For examples, see Publication 525. Tax unemployed Mortgage interest refund. Tax unemployed    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. Tax unemployed Do not subtract the refund amount from the interest you paid in 2013. Tax unemployed You may have to include it in your income under the rules explained in the following discussions. Tax unemployed Interest on recovery. Tax unemployed   Interest on any of the amounts you recover must be reported as interest income in the year received. Tax unemployed For example, report any interest you received on state or local income tax refunds on Form 1040, line 8a. Tax unemployed Recovery and expense in same year. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Recovery for 2 or more years. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed For information on how to compute the allocation, see Recoveries in Publication 525. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Where to report. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed You cannot use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Tax unemployed Standard deduction limit. Tax unemployed   You generally are allowed to claim the standard deduction if you do not itemize your deductions. Tax unemployed 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). Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Example. Tax unemployed For 2012, you filed a joint return. Tax unemployed Your taxable income was $60,000 and you were not entitled to any tax credits. Tax unemployed Your standard deduction was $11,900, and you had itemized deductions of $14,000. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed The difference between the state and local income tax you deducted and your local general sales tax was more than $400. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Standard deduction for earlier years. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Look in the instructions for your tax return from prior years to locate the standard deduction for the filing status for that prior year. Tax unemployed Example. Tax unemployed You filed a joint return on Form 1040 for 2012 with taxable income of $45,000. Tax unemployed Your itemized deductions were $12,350. Tax unemployed The standard deduction that you could have claimed was $11,900. Tax unemployed In 2013, you recovered $2,100 of your 2012 itemized deductions. Tax unemployed None of the recoveries were more than the actual deductions for 2012. Tax unemployed Include $450 of the recoveries in your 2013 income. Tax unemployed 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). Tax unemployed Recovery limited to deduction. Tax unemployed   You do not include in your income any amount of your recovery that is more than the amount you deducted in the earlier year. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Example. Tax unemployed During 2012 you paid $1,700 for medical expenses. Tax unemployed From this amount you subtracted $1,500, which was 7. Tax unemployed 5% of your adjusted gross income. Tax unemployed Your actual medical expense deduction was $200. Tax unemployed In 2013, you received a $500 reimbursement from your medical insurance for your 2012 expenses. Tax unemployed The only amount of the $500 reimbursement that must be included in your income for 2013 is $200—the amount actually deducted. Tax unemployed Other recoveries. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed See Publication 535, Business Expenses, for details on deducting expenses for both business and not-for-profit activities. Tax unemployed Reporting business income and expenses. Tax unemployed    If you are in the business of renting personal property, report your income and expenses on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Tax unemployed The form instructions have information on how to complete them. Tax unemployed Reporting nonbusiness income. Tax unemployed   If you are not in the business of renting personal property, report your rental income on Form 1040, line 21. Tax unemployed List the type and amount of the income on the dotted line next to line 21. Tax unemployed Reporting nonbusiness expenses. Tax unemployed   If you rent personal property for profit, include your rental expenses in the total amount you enter on Form 1040, line 36. Tax unemployed Also enter the amount and “PPR” on the dotted line next to line 36. Tax unemployed   If you do not rent personal property for profit, your deductions are limited and you cannot report a loss to offset other income. Tax unemployed See Activity not for profit , under Other Income, later. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Type of deduction. Tax unemployed   The type of deduction you are allowed in the year of repayment depends on the type of income you included in the earlier year. Tax unemployed You generally deduct the repayment on the same form or schedule on which you previously reported it as income. Tax unemployed 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). Tax unemployed If you reported it as a capital gain, deduct it as a capital loss as explained in the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). Tax unemployed If you reported it as wages, unemployment compensation, or other nonbusiness income, deduct it as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Tax unemployed Repaid social security benefits. Tax unemployed   If you repaid social security benefits or equivalent railroad retirement benefits, see Repayment of benefits in chapter 11. Tax unemployed Repayment of $3,000 or less. Tax unemployed   If the amount you repaid was $3,000 or less, deduct it from your income in the year you repaid it. Tax unemployed If you must deduct it as a miscellaneous itemized deduction, enter it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 23. Tax unemployed Repayment over $3,000. Tax unemployed   If the amount you repaid was more than $3,000, you can deduct the repayment (as explained under Type of deduction , earlier). Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed This means that at the time you included the income, it appeared that you had an unrestricted right to it. Tax unemployed If you qualify for this choice, figure your tax under both methods and compare the results. Tax unemployed Use the method (deduction or credit) that results in less tax. Tax unemployed When determining whether the amount you repaid was more or less than $3,000, consider the total amount being repaid on the return. Tax unemployed Each instance of repayment is not considered separately. Tax unemployed Method 1. Tax unemployed   Figure your tax for 2013 claiming a deduction for the repaid amount. Tax unemployed If you must deduct it as a miscellaneous itemized deduction, enter it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 28. Tax unemployed Method 2. Tax unemployed   Figure your tax for 2013 claiming a credit for the repaid amount. Tax unemployed Follow these steps. Tax unemployed Figure your tax for 2013 without deducting the repaid amount. Tax unemployed Refigure your tax from the earlier year without including in income the amount you repaid in 2013. Tax unemployed Subtract the tax in (2) from the tax shown on your return for the earlier year. Tax unemployed This is the credit. Tax unemployed Subtract the answer in (3) from the tax for 2013 figured without the deduction (Step 1). Tax unemployed   If method 1 results in less tax, deduct the amount repaid. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed R. Tax unemployed C. Tax unemployed 1341” in the column to the right of line 71. Tax unemployed   An example of this computation can be found in Publication 525. Tax unemployed Repaid wages subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed If the employer refuses to refund the taxes, ask for a statement indicating the amount of the overcollection to support your claim. Tax unemployed File a claim for refund using Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. Tax unemployed Repaid wages subject to Additional Medicare Tax. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed To recover Additional Medicare Tax on the repaid wages or compensation, you must file Form 1040X, Amended U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed Individual Income Tax Return, for the prior year in which the wages or compensation were originally received. Tax unemployed See the Instructions for Form 1040X. Tax unemployed Royalties Royalties from copyrights, patents, and oil, gas, and mineral properties are taxable as ordinary income. Tax unemployed In most cases you report royalties in Part I of Schedule E (Form 1040). Tax unemployed However, if you hold an operating oil, gas, or mineral interest or are in business as a self-employed writer, inventor, artist, etc. Tax unemployed , report your income and expenses on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Tax unemployed Copyrights and patents. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Royalties generally are based on the number of units sold, such as the number of books, tickets to a performance, or machines sold. Tax unemployed Oil, gas, and minerals. Tax unemployed   Royalty income from oil, gas, and mineral properties is the amount you receive when natural resources are extracted from your property. Tax unemployed The royalties are based on units, such as barrels, tons, etc. Tax unemployed , and are paid to you by a person or company who leases the property from you. Tax unemployed Depletion. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed For information on this subject, see chapter 9 of Publication 535. Tax unemployed Coal and iron ore. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed For information about gain or loss from the sale of coal and iron ore, see Publication 544. Tax unemployed Sale of property interest. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Under certain circumstances, the sale is subject to capital gain or loss treatment as explained in the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). Tax unemployed For more information on selling section 1231 property, see chapter 3 of Publication 544. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Part of future production sold. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Do not include it in your income or take depletion based on it. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Unemployment Benefits The tax treatment of unemployment benefits you receive depends on the type of program paying the benefits. Tax unemployed Unemployment compensation. Tax unemployed   You must include in income all unemployment compensation you receive. Tax unemployed You should receive a Form 1099-G showing in box 1 the total unemployment compensation paid to you. Tax unemployed In most cases, you enter unemployment compensation on line 19 of Form 1040, line 13 of Form 1040A, or line 3 of Form 1040EZ. Tax unemployed Types of unemployment compensation. Tax unemployed   Unemployment compensation generally includes any amount received under an unemployment compensation law of the United States or of a state. Tax unemployed It includes the following benefits. Tax unemployed Benefits paid by a state or the District of Columbia from the Federal Unemployment Trust Fund. Tax unemployed State unemployment insurance benefits. Tax unemployed Railroad unemployment compensation benefits. Tax unemployed Disability payments from a government program paid as a substitute for unemployment compensation. Tax unemployed (Amounts received as workers' compensation for injuries or illness are not unemployment compensation. Tax unemployed See chapter 5 for more information. Tax unemployed ) Trade readjustment allowances under the Trade Act of 1974. Tax unemployed Unemployment assistance under the Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Tax unemployed Unemployment assistance under the Airline Deregulation Act of 1974 Program. Tax unemployed Governmental program. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed If you deducted all of your contributions to the program, the entire amount you receive under the program is included in your income. Tax unemployed Repayment of unemployment compensation. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed On the dotted line next to your entry enter “Repaid” and the amount you repaid. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed If the amount is more than $3,000, see Repayments , earlier. Tax unemployed Tax withholding. Tax unemployed   You can choose to have federal income tax withheld from your unemployment compensation. Tax unemployed To make this choice, complete Form W-4V, Voluntary Withholding Request, and give it to the paying office. Tax unemployed Tax will be withheld at 10% of your payment. Tax unemployed    If you do not choose to have tax withheld from your unemployment compensation, you may be liable for estimated tax. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed For more information on estimated tax, see chapter 4. Tax unemployed Supplemental unemployment benefits. Tax unemployed   Benefits received from an employer-financed fund (to which the employees did not contribute) are not unemployment compensation. Tax unemployed They are taxable as wages and are subject to withholding for income tax. Tax unemployed They may be subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Tax unemployed For more information, see Supplemental Unemployment Benefits in section 5 of Publication 15-A, Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide. Tax unemployed Report these payments on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A or on line 1 of Form 1040EZ. Tax unemployed Repayment of benefits. Tax unemployed   You may have to repay some of your supplemental unemployment benefits to qualify for trade readjustment allowances under the Trade Act of 1974. Tax unemployed If you repay supplemental unemployment benefits in the same year you receive them, reduce the total benefits by the amount you repay. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed   Deduct the repayment in the later year as an adjustment to gross income on Form 1040. Tax unemployed (You cannot use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Tax unemployed ) Include the repayment on Form 1040, line 36, and enter “Sub-Pay TRA” and the amount on the dotted line next to line 36. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed For more information on this, see Repayments , earlier. Tax unemployed Private unemployment fund. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Report the taxable amount on Form 1040, line 21. Tax unemployed Payments by a union. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Guaranteed annual wage. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Include them on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A or on line 1 of Form 1040EZ. Tax unemployed State employees. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Although the payments are fully taxable, do not report them as unemployment compensation. Tax unemployed Report these payments on Form 1040, line 21. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Do not deduct medical expenses that are reimbursed by such a fund. Tax unemployed You must include in your income any welfare payments that are compensation for services or that are obtained fraudulently. Tax unemployed Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA) payments. Tax unemployed   RTAA payments received from a state must be included in your income. Tax unemployed The state must send you Form 1099-G to advise you of the amount you should include in income. Tax unemployed The amount should be reported on Form 1040, line 21. Tax unemployed Persons with disabilities. Tax unemployed   If you have a disability, you must include in income compensation you receive for services you perform unless the compensation is otherwise excluded. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Disaster relief grants. Tax unemployed    Do not include post-disaster grants received under the Robert T. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Do not deduct casualty losses or medical expenses that are specifically reimbursed by these disaster relief grants. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed See Recoveries , earlier. Tax unemployed Unemployment assistance payments under the Act are taxable unemployment compensation. Tax unemployed See Unemployment compensation under Unemployment Benefits, earlier. Tax unemployed Disaster relief payments. Tax unemployed   You can exclude from income any amount you receive that is a qualified disaster relief payment. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed You can exclude this amount only to the extent any expense it pays for is not paid for by insurance or otherwise. Tax unemployed The exclusion does not apply if you were a participant or conspirator in a terrorist action or a representative of one. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Disaster mitigation payments. Tax unemployed   You also can exclude from income any amount you receive that is a qualified disaster mitigation payment. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed However, disaster mitigation payments are used to mitigate (reduce the severity of) potential damage from future natural disasters. Tax unemployed They are paid to you through state and local governments based on the provisions of the Robert T. Tax unemployed Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act or the National Flood Insurance Act. Tax unemployed   You cannot increase the basis or adjusted basis of your property for improvements made with nontaxable disaster mitigation payments. Tax unemployed Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). Tax unemployed   If you benefit from Pay-for-Performance Success Payments under HAMP, the payments are not taxable. Tax unemployed Mortgage assistance payments under section 235 of the National Housing Act. Tax unemployed   Payments made under section 235 of the National Housing Act for mortgage assistance are not included in the homeowner's income. Tax unemployed Interest paid for the homeowner under the mortgage assistance program cannot be deducted. Tax unemployed Medicare. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed This includes basic (part A (Hospital Insurance Benefits for the Aged)) and supplementary (part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance Benefits for the Aged)). Tax unemployed Old-age, survivors, and disability insurance benefits (OASDI). Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Nutrition Program for the Elderly. Tax unemployed    Food benefits you receive under the Nutrition Program for the Elderly are not taxable. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Payments to reduce cost of winter energy. Tax unemployed   Payments made by a state to qualified people to reduce their cost of winter energy use are not taxable. Tax unemployed Other Income The following brief discussions are arranged in alphabetical order. Tax unemployed Other income items briefly discussed below are referenced to publications which provide more topical information. Tax unemployed Activity not for profit. Tax unemployed   You must include on your return income from an activity from which you do not expect to make a profit. Tax unemployed An example of this type of activity is a hobby or a farm you operate mostly for recreation and pleasure. Tax unemployed Enter this income on Form 1040, line 21. Tax unemployed Deductions for expenses related to the activity are limited. Tax unemployed They cannot total more than the income you report and can be taken only if you itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Tax unemployed See Not-for-Profit Activities in chapter 1 of Publication 535 for information on whether an activity is considered carried on for a profit. Tax unemployed Alaska Permanent Fund dividend. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed The state of Alaska sends each recipient a document that shows the amount of the payment with the check. Tax unemployed The amount also is reported to IRS. Tax unemployed Alimony. Tax unemployed   Include in your income on Form 1040, line 11, any alimony payments you receive. Tax unemployed Amounts you receive for child support are not income to you. Tax unemployed Alimony and child support payments are discussed in chapter 18. Tax unemployed Bribes. Tax unemployed   If you receive a bribe, include it in your income. Tax unemployed Campaign contributions. Tax unemployed   These contributions are not income to a candidate unless they are diverted to his or her personal use. Tax unemployed To be exempt from tax, the contributions must be spent for campaign purposes or kept in a fund for use in future campaigns. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed Income Tax Return for Certain Political Organizations. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Car pools. Tax unemployed   Do not include in your income amounts you receive from the passengers for driving a car in a car pool to and from work. Tax unemployed These amounts are considered reimbursement for your expenses. Tax unemployed However, this rule does not apply if you have developed car pool arrangements into a profit-making business of transporting workers for hire. Tax unemployed Cash rebates. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Example. Tax unemployed You buy a new car for $24,000 cash and receive a $2,000 rebate check from the manufacturer. Tax unemployed The $2,000 is not income to you. Tax unemployed Your basis in the car is $22,000. Tax unemployed This is the basis on which you figure gain or loss if you sell the car and depreciation if you use it for business. Tax unemployed Casualty insurance and other reimbursements. Tax unemployed   You generally should not report these reimbursements on your return unless you are figuring gain or loss from the casualty or theft. Tax unemployed See chapter 25 for more information. Tax unemployed Child support payments. Tax unemployed   You should not report these payments on your return. Tax unemployed See chapter 18 for more information. Tax unemployed Court awards and damages. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed The character of the income as ordinary income or capital gain depends on the nature of the underlying claim. Tax unemployed Include the following as ordinary income. Tax unemployed Interest on any award. Tax unemployed Compensation for lost wages or lost profits in most cases. Tax unemployed Punitive damages, in most cases. Tax unemployed It does not matter if they relate to a physical injury or physical sickness. Tax unemployed Amounts received in settlement of pension rights (if you did not contribute to the plan). Tax unemployed Damages for: Patent or copyright infringement, Breach of contract, or Interference with business operations. Tax unemployed Back pay and damages for emotional distress received to satisfy a claim under title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Tax unemployed Attorney fees and costs (including contingent fees) where the underlying recovery is included in gross income. Tax unemployed   Do not include in your income compensatory damages for personal physical injury or physical sickness (whether received in a lump sum or installments). Tax unemployed Emotional distress. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Do not include them in your income. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Emotional distress includes physical symptoms that result from emotional distress, such as headaches, insomnia, and stomach disorders. Tax unemployed Deduction for costs involved in unlawful discrimination suits. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed For more information, see Publication 525. Tax unemployed Credit card insurance. Tax unemployed   In most cases, if you receive benefits under a credit card disability or unemployment insurance plan, the benefits are taxable to you. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Down payment assistance. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Employment agency fees. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed However, if you pay it and your employer reimburses you for it, it is includible in your income. Tax unemployed Energy conservation subsidies. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Energy conservation measure. Tax unemployed   This includes installations or modifications that are primarily designed to reduce consumption of electricity or natural gas, or improve the management of energy demand. Tax unemployed Dwelling unit. Tax unemployed   This includes a house, apartment, condominium, mobile home, boat, or similar property. Tax unemployed If a building or structure contains both dwelling and other units, any subsidy must be properly allocated. Tax unemployed Estate and trust income. Tax unemployed    An estate or trust, unlike a partnership, may have to pay federal income tax. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed However, there is never a double tax. Tax unemployed Estates and trusts file their returns on Form 1041, U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts, and your share of the income is reported to you on Schedule K-1 (Form 1041). Tax unemployed Current income required to be distributed. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Current income not required to be distributed. Tax unemployed    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. Tax unemployed How to report. Tax unemployed   Treat each item of income the same way that the estate or trust would treat it. Tax unemployed For example, if a trust's dividend income is distributed to you, you report the distribution as dividend income on your return. Tax unemployed The same rule applies to distributions of tax-exempt interest and capital gains. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Losses. Tax unemployed   Losses of estates and trusts generally are not deductible by the beneficiaries. Tax unemployed Grantor trust. Tax unemployed   Income earned by a grantor trust is taxable to the grantor, not the beneficiary, if the grantor keeps certain control over the trust. Tax unemployed (The grantor is the one who transferred property to the trust. Tax unemployed ) 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. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Expenses paid by another. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Fees for services. Tax unemployed   Include all fees for your services in your income. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Nonemployee compensation. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed You may need to report your fees as self-employment income. Tax unemployed See Self-Employed Persons , in chapter 1, for a discussion of when you are considered self-employed. Tax unemployed Corporate director. Tax unemployed   Corporate director fees are self-employment income. Tax unemployed Report these payments on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Tax unemployed Personal representatives. Tax unemployed   All personal representatives must include in their gross income fees paid to them from an estate. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed 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). Tax unemployed The fee is not includible in income if it is waived. Tax unemployed Manager of trade or business for bankruptcy estate. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Report this income on Form 1040, line 21. Tax unemployed Notary public. Tax unemployed    Report payments for these services on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Tax unemployed These payments are not subject to self-employment tax. Tax unemployed See the separate instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040) for details. Tax unemployed Election precinct official. Tax unemployed    You should receive a Form W-2 showing payments for services performed as an election official or election worker. Tax unemployed Report these payments on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A or on line 1 of Form 1040EZ. Tax unemployed Foster care providers. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Difficulty-of-care payments. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Maintaining space in home. Tax unemployed   If you are paid to maintain space in your home for emergency foster care, you must include the payment in your income. Tax unemployed Reporting taxable payments. Tax unemployed    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. Tax unemployed Report the payments on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Tax unemployed See Publication 587, Business Use of Your Home, to help you determine the amount you can deduct for the use of your home. Tax unemployed Found property. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Free tour. Tax unemployed   If you received a free tour from a travel agency for organizing a group of tourists, you must include its value in your income. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed You cannot deduct your expenses in serving as the voluntary leader of the group at the group's request. Tax unemployed If you organize tours as a trade or business, report the tour's value on Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). Tax unemployed Gambling winnings. Tax unemployed   You must include your gambling winnings in income on Form 1040, line 21. Tax unemployed 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. Tax unemployed Lotteries and raffles. Tax unemployed   Winnings from lotteries and raffles are gambling winnings. Tax unemployed In addition to cash winnings, you must include in your income the fair market value of bonds, cars, houses, and other noncash prizes. Tax unemployed    If you win a state lottery prize payable in installments, see Publication 525 for more information. Tax unemployed Form W-2G. Tax unemployed   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. Tax unemployed Include the amount from box 1 on Form 1040, line 21. Tax unemployed Include the amount shown in box 4 on Form 1040, line 62, as federal income tax withheld. Tax unemployed Reporting winnings and recordkeeping. Tax unemployed   For more information on reporting gam
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The Tax Unemployed

Tax unemployed Index A Adjusted gross income (AGI) Income limits for, Income Limits Age Age 65, Age 65. Tax unemployed Mandatory retirement age, Payments that are not disability income. Tax unemployed Assistance (see Tax help) C Citizenship requirement, U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed Citizen or Resident Alien Credit figured by IRS, Credit Figured for You Credit figured for you, Credit Figured for You D Disability benefits Nontaxable by law, Step 2. Tax unemployed Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Disability income, Disability income. Tax unemployed Disability, permanent and total disability, Qualified Individual, Permanent and total disability. Tax unemployed E Eligibility for credit, Are You Eligible for the Credit? Employer's accident or health plans or pension plans Disability income from, Disability income. Tax unemployed Excess adjusted gross income, Step 3. Tax unemployed Determine Excess Adjusted Gross Income F Figuring the credit yourself, Figuring the Credit Yourself Determine excess AGI, Step 3. Tax unemployed Determine Excess Adjusted Gross Income Determine initial amount, Step 1. Tax unemployed Determine Initial Amount Determine the credit, Step 5. Tax unemployed Determine Your Credit Determine the total of steps 2 and 3, Step 4. Tax unemployed Determine the Total of Steps 2 and 3 Total certain nontaxable pensions and benefits, Step 2. Tax unemployed Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Foreign military service Pension, annuity, or disability benefit from, Step 2. Tax unemployed Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Foreign Service Pension, annuity, or disability benefit from, Step 2. Tax unemployed Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Form RRB-1099 Payments by Railroad Retirement Board, Step 2. Tax unemployed Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Form SSA-1099 Social security benefit statement, Step 2. Tax unemployed Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Free tax services, Free help with your tax return. Tax unemployed H Head of household, Head of household. Tax unemployed Help (see Tax help) I Income limits, Income Limits Initial amounts for persons under age 65, Initial amounts for persons under age 65. Tax unemployed J Joint returns, Married Persons L Limit on credit, Limit on credit. Tax unemployed Lump-sum payments Accrued annual leave, Payments that are not disability income. Tax unemployed Death benefits paid to surviving spouse or child, Step 2. Tax unemployed Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits M Mandatory retirement age, Payments that are not disability income. Tax unemployed Married taxpayers, Married Persons Mentally incompetent persons Sheltered employment for, Sheltered employment. Tax unemployed Missing children Photographs of, Reminders N National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pension, annuity, or disability benefit from, Step 2. Tax unemployed Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Nonresident aliens, Exceptions. Tax unemployed Nontaxable payments, Step 2. Tax unemployed Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits O Out of work, Substantial gainful activity. Tax unemployed P Pension or annuity payments Nontaxable by law, Step 2. Tax unemployed Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Permanent and total disability, Qualified Individual, Permanent and total disability. Tax unemployed Physician certification, Permanent and total disability. Tax unemployed , Physician's statement. Tax unemployed Public Health Service Pension, annuity, or disability benefit from, Step 2. Tax unemployed Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Publications (see Tax help) Q Qualified individual, Qualified Individual Age 65 or older, Qualified Individual Under age 65 and retired on permanent and total disability, Qualified Individual, Under Age 65 R Residence requirement, U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed Citizen or Resident Alien S Schedule R, Credit Figured for You, Figuring the Credit Yourself, , Examples Sheltered employment, Sheltered employment. Tax unemployed Social security payments, Step 2. Tax unemployed Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Substantial gainful activity, Substantial gainful activity. Tax unemployed T Tables and figures Figure A, Qualified individual determination, Substantial gainful activity. Tax unemployed Table 1, Income limits, Substantial gainful activity. Tax unemployed , Table 1. Tax unemployed Income Limits Table 2, Initial amounts, Table 2. Tax unemployed Initial Amounts Tax help, How To Get Tax Help TTY/TDD information, How To Get Tax Help U U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed citizens and resident aliens, U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed Citizen or Resident Alien V VA Form 21-0172 Certification of permanent and total disability, Veterans. Tax unemployed Veterans Certification by VA of permanent and total disability, Veterans. Tax unemployed Exclusion of nontaxable pension or annuity payment or disability benefits, Step 2. Tax unemployed Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Prev  Up     Home   More Online Publications