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Where to mail 1040x 1. Where to mail 1040x   Rental Income and Expenses (If No Personal Use of Dwelling) Table of Contents Rental IncomeWhen To Report Types of Income Rental ExpensesWhen To Deduct Types of Expenses This chapter discusses the various types of rental income and expenses for a residential rental activity with no personal use of the dwelling. Where to mail 1040x Generally, each year you will report all income and deduct all out-of-pocket expenses in full. Where to mail 1040x The deduction to recover the cost of your rental property—depreciation—is taken over a prescribed number of years, and is discussed in chapter 2, Depreciation of Rental Property. Where to mail 1040x If your rental income is from property you also use personally or rent to someone at less than a fair rental price, first read the information in chapter 5 , Personal Use of Dwelling Unit (Including Vacation Home). Where to mail 1040x Rental Income In most cases, you must include in your gross income all amounts you receive as rent. Where to mail 1040x Rental income is any payment you receive for the use or occupation of property. Where to mail 1040x In addition to amounts you receive as normal rental payments, there are other amounts that may be rental income. Where to mail 1040x When To Report When you report rental income on your tax return generally depends on whether you are a cash basis taxpayer or use an accrual method. Where to mail 1040x Most individual taxpayers use the cash method. Where to mail 1040x Cash method. Where to mail 1040x   You are a cash basis taxpayer if you report income on your return in the year you actually or constructively receive it, regardless of when it was earned. Where to mail 1040x You constructively receive income when it is made available to you, for example, by being credited to your bank account. Where to mail 1040x Accrual method. Where to mail 1040x    If you are an accrual basis taxpayer, you generally report income when you earn it, rather than when you receive it. Where to mail 1040x You generally deduct your expenses when you incur them, rather than when you pay them. Where to mail 1040x More information. Where to mail 1040x   See Publication 538, Accounting Periods and Methods, for more information about when you constructively receive income and accrual methods of accounting. Where to mail 1040x Types of Income The following are common types of rental income. Where to mail 1040x Advance rent. Where to mail 1040x   Advance rent is any amount you receive before the period that it covers. Where to mail 1040x Include advance rent in your rental income in the year you receive it regardless of the period covered or the method of accounting you use. Where to mail 1040x Example. Where to mail 1040x On March 18, 2013, you signed a 10-year lease to rent your property. Where to mail 1040x During 2013, you received $9,600 for the first year's rent and $9,600 as rent for the last year of the lease. Where to mail 1040x You must include $19,200 in your rental income in the first year. Where to mail 1040x Canceling a lease. Where to mail 1040x   If your tenant pays you to cancel a lease, the amount you receive is rent. Where to mail 1040x Include the payment in your income in the year you receive it regardless of your method of accounting. Where to mail 1040x Expenses paid by tenant. Where to mail 1040x   If your tenant pays any of your expenses, those payments are rental income. Where to mail 1040x Because you must include this amount in income, you can also deduct the expenses if they are deductible rental expenses. Where to mail 1040x For more information, see Rental Expenses , later. Where to mail 1040x Example 1. Where to mail 1040x Your tenant pays the water and sewage bill for your rental property and deducts the amount from the normal rent payment. Where to mail 1040x Under the terms of the lease, your tenant does not have to pay this bill. Where to mail 1040x Include the utility bill paid by the tenant and any amount received as a rent payment in your rental income. Where to mail 1040x You can deduct the utility payment made by your tenant as a rental expense. Where to mail 1040x Example 2. Where to mail 1040x While you are out of town, the furnace in your rental property stops working. Where to mail 1040x Your tenant pays for the necessary repairs and deducts the repair bill from the rent payment. Where to mail 1040x Include the repair bill paid by the tenant and any amount received as a rent payment in your rental income. Where to mail 1040x You can deduct the repair payment made by your tenant as a rental expense. Where to mail 1040x Property or services. Where to mail 1040x   If you receive property or services as rent, instead of money, include the fair market value of the property or services in your rental income. Where to mail 1040x   If the services are provided at an agreed upon or specified price, that price is the fair market value unless there is evidence to the contrary. Where to mail 1040x Example. Where to mail 1040x Your tenant is a house painter. Where to mail 1040x He offers to paint your rental property instead of paying 2 months rent. Where to mail 1040x You accept his offer. Where to mail 1040x Include in your rental income the amount the tenant would have paid for 2 months rent. Where to mail 1040x You can deduct that same amount as a rental expense for painting your property. Where to mail 1040x Security deposits. Where to mail 1040x   Do not include a security deposit in your income when you receive it if you plan to return it to your tenant at the end of the lease. Where to mail 1040x But if you keep part or all of the security deposit during any year because your tenant does not live up to the terms of the lease, include the amount you keep in your income in that year. Where to mail 1040x    If an amount called a security deposit is to be used as a final payment of rent, it is advance rent. Where to mail 1040x Include it in your income when you receive it. Where to mail 1040x Other Sources of Rental Income Lease with option to buy. Where to mail 1040x   If the rental agreement gives your tenant the right to buy your rental property, the payments you receive under the agreement are generally rental income. Where to mail 1040x If your tenant exercises the right to buy the property, the payments you receive for the period after the date of sale are considered part of the selling price. Where to mail 1040x Part interest. Where to mail 1040x   If you own a part interest in rental property, you must report your part of the rental income from the property. Where to mail 1040x Rental of property also used as your home. Where to mail 1040x   If you rent property that you also use as your home and you rent it less than 15 days during the tax year, do not include the rent you receive in your income and do not deduct rental expenses. Where to mail 1040x However, you can deduct on Schedule A (Form 1040), Itemized Deductions, the interest, taxes, and casualty and theft losses that are allowed for nonrental property. Where to mail 1040x See chapter 5, Personal Use of Dwelling Unit (Including Vacation Home). Where to mail 1040x Rental Expenses In most cases, the expenses of renting your property, such as maintenance, insurance, taxes, and interest, can be deducted from your rental income. Where to mail 1040x Personal use of rental property. Where to mail 1040x   If you sometimes use your rental property for personal purposes, you must divide your expenses between rental and personal use. Where to mail 1040x Also, your rental expense deductions may be limited. Where to mail 1040x See chapter 5, Personal Use of Dwelling Unit (Including Vacation Home). Where to mail 1040x Part interest. Where to mail 1040x   If you own a part interest in rental property, you can deduct expenses you paid according to your percentage of ownership. Where to mail 1040x Example. Where to mail 1040x Roger owns a one-half undivided interest in a rental house. Where to mail 1040x Last year he paid $968 for necessary repairs on the property. Where to mail 1040x Roger can deduct $484 (50% × $968) as a rental expense. Where to mail 1040x He is entitled to reimbursement for the remaining half from the co-owner. Where to mail 1040x When To Deduct You generally deduct your rental expenses in the year you pay them. Where to mail 1040x If you use the accrual method, see Publication 538 for more information. Where to mail 1040x Types of Expenses Listed below are the most common rental expenses. Where to mail 1040x Advertising. Where to mail 1040x Auto and travel expenses. Where to mail 1040x Cleaning and maintenance. Where to mail 1040x Commissions. Where to mail 1040x Depreciation. Where to mail 1040x Insurance. Where to mail 1040x Interest (other). Where to mail 1040x Legal and other professional fees. Where to mail 1040x Local transportation expenses. Where to mail 1040x Management fees. Where to mail 1040x Mortgage interest paid to banks, etc. Where to mail 1040x Points. Where to mail 1040x Rental payments. Where to mail 1040x Repairs. Where to mail 1040x Taxes. Where to mail 1040x Utilities. Where to mail 1040x Some of these expenses, as well as other less common ones, are discussed below. Where to mail 1040x Depreciation. Where to mail 1040x   Depreciation is a capital expense. Where to mail 1040x It is the mechanism for recovering your cost in an income producing property and must be taken over the expected life of the property. Where to mail 1040x   You can begin to depreciate rental property when it is ready and available for rent. Where to mail 1040x See Placed in Service under When Does Depreciation Begin and End in chapter 2. Where to mail 1040x Insurance premiums paid in advance. Where to mail 1040x   If you pay an insurance premium for more than one year in advance, for each year of coverage you can deduct the part of the premium payment that will apply to that year. Where to mail 1040x You cannot deduct the total premium in the year you pay it. Where to mail 1040x See chapter 6 of Publication 535 for information on deductible premiums. Where to mail 1040x Interest expense. Where to mail 1040x   You can deduct mortgage interest you pay on your rental property. Where to mail 1040x When you refinance a rental property for more than the previous outstanding balance, the portion of the interest allocable to loan proceeds not related to rental use generally cannot be deducted as a rental expense. Where to mail 1040x Chapter 4 of Publication 535 explains mortgage interest in detail. Where to mail 1040x Expenses paid to obtain a mortgage. Where to mail 1040x   Certain expenses you pay to obtain a mortgage on your rental property cannot be deducted as interest. Where to mail 1040x These expenses, which include mortgage commissions, abstract fees, and recording fees, are capital expenses that are part of your basis in the property. Where to mail 1040x Form 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement. Where to mail 1040x   If you paid $600 or more of mortgage interest on your rental property to any one person, you should receive a Form 1098 or similar statement showing the interest you paid for the year. Where to mail 1040x If you and at least one other person (other than your spouse if you file a joint return) were liable for, and paid interest on, the mortgage, and the other person received the Form 1098, report your share of the interest on Schedule E (Form 1040), line 13. Where to mail 1040x Attach a statement to your return showing the name and address of the other person. Where to mail 1040x On the dotted line next to line 13, enter “See attached. Where to mail 1040x ” Legal and other professional fees. Where to mail 1040x   You can deduct, as a rental expense, legal and other professional expenses such as tax return preparation fees you paid to prepare Schedule E, Part I. Where to mail 1040x For example, on your 2013 Schedule E you can deduct fees paid in 2013 to prepare Part I of your 2012 Schedule E. Where to mail 1040x You can also deduct, as a rental expense, any expense (other than federal taxes and penalties) you paid to resolve a tax underpayment related to your rental activities. Where to mail 1040x Local benefit taxes. Where to mail 1040x   In most cases, you cannot deduct charges for local benefits that increase the value of your property, such as charges for putting in streets, sidewalks, or water and sewer systems. Where to mail 1040x These charges are nondepreciable capital expenditures and must be added to the basis of your property. Where to mail 1040x However, you can deduct local benefit taxes that are for maintaining, repairing, or paying interest charges for the benefits. Where to mail 1040x Local transportation expenses. Where to mail 1040x   You may be able to deduct your ordinary and necessary local transportation expenses if you incur them to collect rental income or to manage, conserve, or maintain your rental property. Where to mail 1040x However, transportation expenses incurred to travel between your home and a rental property generally constitute nondeductible commuting costs unless you use your home as your principal place of business. Where to mail 1040x See Publication 587, Business Use of Your Home, for information on determining if your home office qualifies as a principal place of business. Where to mail 1040x   Generally, if you use your personal car, pickup truck, or light van for rental activities, you can deduct the expenses using one of two methods: actual expenses or the standard mileage rate. Where to mail 1040x For 2013, the standard mileage rate for business use is 56. Where to mail 1040x 5 cents per mile. Where to mail 1040x For more information, see chapter 4 of Publication 463. Where to mail 1040x    To deduct car expenses under either method, you must keep records that follow the rules in chapter 5 of Publication 463. Where to mail 1040x In addition, you must complete Form 4562, Part V, and attach it to your tax return. Where to mail 1040x Pre-rental expenses. Where to mail 1040x   You can deduct your ordinary and necessary expenses for managing, conserving, or maintaining rental property from the time you make it available for rent. Where to mail 1040x Rental of equipment. Where to mail 1040x   You can deduct the rent you pay for equipment that you use for rental purposes. Where to mail 1040x However, in some cases, lease contracts are actually purchase contracts. Where to mail 1040x If so, you cannot deduct these payments. Where to mail 1040x You can recover the cost of purchased equipment through depreciation. Where to mail 1040x Rental of property. Where to mail 1040x   You can deduct the rent you pay for property that you use for rental purposes. Where to mail 1040x If you buy a leasehold for rental purposes, you can deduct an equal part of the cost each year over the term of the lease. Where to mail 1040x Travel expenses. Where to mail 1040x   You can deduct the ordinary and necessary expenses of traveling away from home if the primary purpose of the trip is to collect rental income or to manage, conserve, or maintain your rental property. Where to mail 1040x You must properly allocate your expenses between rental and nonrental activities. Where to mail 1040x You cannot deduct the cost of traveling away from home if the primary purpose of the trip is to improve the property. Where to mail 1040x The cost of improvements is recovered by taking depreciation. Where to mail 1040x For information on travel expenses, see chapter 1 of Publication 463. Where to mail 1040x    To deduct travel expenses, you must keep records that follow the rules in chapter 5 of Publication 463. Where to mail 1040x Uncollected rent. Where to mail 1040x   If you are a cash basis taxpayer, do not deduct uncollected rent. Where to mail 1040x Because you have not included it in your income, it is not deductible. Where to mail 1040x   If you use an accrual method, report income when you earn it. Where to mail 1040x If you are unable to collect the rent, you may be able to deduct it as a business bad debt. Where to mail 1040x See chapter 10 of Publication 535 for more information about business bad debts. Where to mail 1040x Vacant rental property. Where to mail 1040x   If you hold property for rental purposes, you may be able to deduct your ordinary and necessary expenses (including depreciation) for managing, conserving, or maintaining the property while the property is vacant. Where to mail 1040x However, you cannot deduct any loss of rental income for the period the property is vacant. Where to mail 1040x Vacant while listed for sale. Where to mail 1040x   If you sell property you held for rental purposes, you can deduct the ordinary and necessary expenses for managing, conserving, or maintaining the property until it is sold. Where to mail 1040x If the property is not held out and available for rent while listed for sale, the expenses are not deductible rental expenses. Where to mail 1040x Points The term “points” is often used to describe some of the charges paid, or treated as paid, by a borrower to take out a loan or a mortgage. Where to mail 1040x These charges are also called loan origination fees, maximum loan charges, or premium charges. Where to mail 1040x Any of these charges (points) that are solely for the use of money are interest. Where to mail 1040x Because points are prepaid interest, you generally cannot deduct the full amount in the year paid, but must deduct the interest over the term of the loan. Where to mail 1040x The method used to figure the amount of points you can deduct each year follows the original issue discount (OID) rules. Where to mail 1040x In this case, points are equivalent to OID, which is the difference between: The amount borrowed (redemption price at maturity, or principal) and The proceeds (issue price). Where to mail 1040x The first step is to determine whether your total OID (which you may have on bonds or other investments in addition to the mortgage loan), including the OID resulting from the points, is insignificant or de minimis. Where to mail 1040x If the OID is not de minimis, you must use the constant-yield method to figure how much you can deduct. Where to mail 1040x De minimis OID. Where to mail 1040x   The OID is de minimis if it is less than one-fourth of 1% (. Where to mail 1040x 0025) of the stated redemption price at maturity (principal amount of the loan) multiplied by the number of full years from the date of original issue to maturity (term of the loan). Where to mail 1040x   If the OID is de minimis, you can choose one of the following ways to figure the amount of points you can deduct each year. Where to mail 1040x On a constant-yield basis over the term of the loan. Where to mail 1040x On a straight line basis over the term of the loan. Where to mail 1040x In proportion to stated interest payments. Where to mail 1040x In its entirety at maturity of the loan. Where to mail 1040x You make this choice by deducting the OID (points) in a manner consistent with the method chosen on your timely filed tax return for the tax year in which the loan is issued. Where to mail 1040x Example. Where to mail 1040x Carol Madison took out a $100,000 mortgage loan on January 1, 2013, to buy a house she will use as a rental during 2013. Where to mail 1040x The loan is to be repaid over 30 years. Where to mail 1040x During 2013, Carol paid $10,000 of mortgage interest (stated interest) to the lender. Where to mail 1040x When the loan was made, she paid $1,500 in points to the lender. Where to mail 1040x The points reduced the principal amount of the loan from $100,000 to $98,500, resulting in $1,500 of OID. Where to mail 1040x Carol determines that the points (OID) she paid are de minimis based on the following computation. Where to mail 1040x Redemption price at maturity (principal amount of the loan) $100,000 Multiplied by: The term of the  loan in complete years ×30 Multiplied by ×. Where to mail 1040x 0025 De minimis amount $7,500 The points (OID) she paid ($1,500) are less than the de minimis amount ($7,500). Where to mail 1040x Therefore, Carol has de minimis OID and she can choose one of the four ways discussed earlier to figure the amount she can deduct each year. Where to mail 1040x Under the straight line method, she can deduct $50 each year for 30 years. Where to mail 1040x Constant-yield method. Where to mail 1040x   If the OID is not de minimis, you must use the constant-yield method to figure how much you can deduct each year. Where to mail 1040x   You figure your deduction for the first year in the following manner. Where to mail 1040x Determine the issue price of the loan. Where to mail 1040x If you paid points on the loan, the issue price generally is the difference between the principal and the points. Where to mail 1040x Multiply the result in (1) by the yield to maturity (defined later). Where to mail 1040x Subtract any qualified stated interest payments (defined later) from the result in (2). Where to mail 1040x This is the OID you can deduct in the first year. Where to mail 1040x Yield to maturity (YTM). Where to mail 1040x   This rate is generally shown in the literature you receive from your lender. Where to mail 1040x If you do not have this information, consult your lender or tax advisor. Where to mail 1040x In general, the YTM is the discount rate that, when used in computing the present value of all principal and interest payments, produces an amount equal to the principal amount of the loan. Where to mail 1040x Qualified stated interest (QSI). Where to mail 1040x   In general, this is the stated interest that is unconditionally payable in cash or property (other than another loan of the issuer) at least annually over the term of the loan at a fixed rate. Where to mail 1040x Example—Year 1. Where to mail 1040x The facts are the same as in the previous example. Where to mail 1040x The yield to maturity on Carol's loan is 10. Where to mail 1040x 2467%, compounded annually. Where to mail 1040x She figured the amount of points (OID) she could deduct in 2013 as follows. Where to mail 1040x Principal amount of the loan $100,000 Minus: Points (OID) –1,500 Issue price of the loan $98,500 Multiplied by: YTM × . Where to mail 1040x 102467 Total 10,093 Minus: QSI –10,000 Points (OID) deductible in 2013 $93 To figure your deduction in any subsequent year, you start with the adjusted issue price. Where to mail 1040x To get the adjusted issue price, add to the issue price figured in Year 1 any OID previously deducted. Where to mail 1040x Then follow steps (2) and (3), earlier. Where to mail 1040x Example—Year 2. Where to mail 1040x Carol figured the deduction for 2014 as follows. Where to mail 1040x Issue price $98,500 Plus: Points (OID) deducted  in 2013 +93 Adjusted issue price $98,593 Multiplied by: YTM × . Where to mail 1040x 102467 Total 10,103 Minus: QSI –10,000 Points (OID) deductible in 2014 $103 Loan or mortgage ends. Where to mail 1040x    If your loan or mortgage ends, you may be able to deduct any remaining points (OID) in the tax year in which the loan or mortgage ends. Where to mail 1040x A loan or mortgage may end due to a refinancing, prepayment, foreclosure, or similar event. Where to mail 1040x However, if the refinancing is with the same lender, the remaining points (OID) generally are not deductible in the year in which the refinancing occurs, but may be deductible over the term of the new mortgage or loan. Where to mail 1040x Points when loan refinance is more than the previous outstanding balance. Where to mail 1040x   When you refinance a rental property for more than the previous outstanding balance, the portion of the points allocable to loan proceeds not related to rental use generally cannot be deducted as a rental expense. Where to mail 1040x For example, if an individual refinanced a loan with a balance of $100,000, the amount of the new loan was $120,000, and the taxpayer used $20,000 to purchase a car, points allocable to the $20,000 would be treated as nondeductible personal interest. Where to mail 1040x Repairs and Improvements Generally, an expense for repairing or maintaining your rental property may be deducted if you are not required to capitalize the expense. Where to mail 1040x Improvements. Where to mail 1040x   You must capitalize any expense you pay to improve your rental property. Where to mail 1040x An expense is for an improvement if it results in a betterment to your property, restores your property, or adapts your property to a new or different use. Where to mail 1040x Betterments. Where to mail 1040x   Expenses that may result in a betterment to your property include expenses for fixing a pre-existing defect or condition, enlarging or expanding your property, or increasing the capacity, strength, or quality of your property. Where to mail 1040x Restoration. Where to mail 1040x   Expenses that may be for restoration include expenses for replacing a substantial structural part of your property, repairing damage to your property after you properly adjusted the basis of your property as a result of a casualty loss, or rebuilding your property to a like-new condition. Where to mail 1040x Adaptation. Where to mail 1040x   Expenses that may be for adaptation include expenses for altering your property to a use that is not consistent with the intended ordinary use of your property when you began renting the property. Where to mail 1040x Separate the costs of repairs and improvements, and keep accurate records. Where to mail 1040x You will need to know the cost of improvements when you sell or depreciate your property. Where to mail 1040x The expenses you capitalize for improving your property can generally be depreciated as if the improvement were separate property. Where to mail 1040x Table 1-1. Where to mail 1040x Examples of Improvements Additions Bedroom Bathroom Deck Garage Porch Patio  Lawn & Grounds Landscaping Driveway Walkway Fence Retaining wall Sprinkler system Swimming pool Miscellaneous Storm windows, doors New roof Central vacuum Wiring upgrades Satellite dish Security system   Heating & Air Conditioning Heating system Central air conditioning Furnace Duct work Central humidifier Filtration system Plumbing Septic system Water heater Soft water system Filtration system  Interior Improvements Built-in appliances Kitchen modernization Flooring Wall-to-wall carpeting  Insulation Attic Walls, floor Pipes, duct work Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Where to mail 1040x 6. Where to mail 1040x   Insurance Table of Contents What's New Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Deductible PremiumsSelf-Employed Health Insurance Deduction Nondeductible Premiums Capitalized Premiums When To Deduct Premiums What's New Retiree drug subsidy. Where to mail 1040x  Beginning in 2013, sponsors of certain qualified retiree prescription drug plans must account for the subsidy received by reducing the amount of qualified retiree prescription drug plans expense by the subsidy received (taking into account the taxpayer's accounting method). Where to mail 1040x For more information, see the retiree drug subsidy frequently asked questions on IRS. Where to mail 1040x gov. Where to mail 1040x Introduction You generally can deduct the ordinary and necessary cost of insurance as a business expense if it is for your trade, business, or profession. Where to mail 1040x However, you may have to capitalize certain insurance costs under the uniform capitalization rules. Where to mail 1040x For more information, see Capitalized Premiums , later. Where to mail 1040x Topics - This chapter discusses: Deductible premiums Nondeductible premiums Capitalized premiums When to deduct premiums Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 15-B Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 538 Accounting Periods and Methods 547 Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts Form (and Instructions) 1040 U. Where to mail 1040x S. Where to mail 1040x Individual Income Tax Return See chapter 12 for information about getting publications and forms. Where to mail 1040x Deductible Premiums You generally can deduct premiums you pay for the following kinds of insurance related to your trade or business. Where to mail 1040x Insurance that covers fire, storm, theft, accident, or similar losses. Where to mail 1040x Credit insurance that covers losses from business bad debts. Where to mail 1040x Group hospitalization and medical insurance for employees, including long-term care insurance. Where to mail 1040x If a partnership pays accident and health insurance premiums for its partners, it generally can deduct them as guaranteed payments to partners. Where to mail 1040x If an S corporation pays accident and health insurance premiums for its more-than-2% shareholder-employees, it generally can deduct them, but must also include them in the shareholder's wages subject to federal income tax withholding. Where to mail 1040x See Publication 15-B. Where to mail 1040x Liability insurance. Where to mail 1040x Malpractice insurance that covers your personal liability for professional negligence resulting in injury or damage to patients or clients. Where to mail 1040x Workers' compensation insurance set by state law that covers any claims for bodily injuries or job-related diseases suffered by employees in your business, regardless of fault. Where to mail 1040x If a partnership pays workers' compensation premiums for its partners, it generally can deduct them as guaranteed payments to partners. Where to mail 1040x If an S corporation pays workers' compensation premiums for its more-than-2% shareholder-employees, it generally can deduct them, but must also include them in the shareholder's wages. Where to mail 1040x Contributions to a state unemployment insurance fund are deductible as taxes if they are considered taxes under state law. Where to mail 1040x Overhead insurance that pays for business overhead expenses you have during long periods of disability caused by your injury or sickness. Where to mail 1040x Car and other vehicle insurance that covers vehicles used in your business for liability, damages, and other losses. Where to mail 1040x If you operate a vehicle partly for personal use, deduct only the part of the insurance premium that applies to the business use of the vehicle. Where to mail 1040x If you use the standard mileage rate to figure your car expenses, you cannot deduct any car insurance premiums. Where to mail 1040x Life insurance covering your officers and employees if you are not directly or indirectly a beneficiary under the contract. Where to mail 1040x Business interruption insurance that pays for lost profits if your business is shut down due to a fire or other cause. Where to mail 1040x Self-Employed Health Insurance Deduction You may be able to deduct premiums paid for medical and dental insurance and qualified long-term care insurance for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents. Where to mail 1040x The insurance can also cover your child who was under age 27 at the end of 2013, even if the child was not your dependent. Where to mail 1040x A child includes your son, daughter, stepchild, adopted child, or foster child. Where to mail 1040x A foster child is any child placed with you by an authorized placement agency or by judgment, decree, or other order of any court of competent jurisdiction. Where to mail 1040x One of the following statements must be true. Where to mail 1040x You were self-employed and had a net profit for the year reported on Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business; Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), Net Profit From Business; or Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming. Where to mail 1040x You were a partner with net earnings from self-employment for the year reported on Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Where to mail 1040x , box 14, code A. Where to mail 1040x You used one of the optional methods to figure your net earnings from self-employment on Schedule SE. Where to mail 1040x You received wages in 2013 from an S corporation in which you were a more-than-2% shareholder. Where to mail 1040x Health insurance premiums paid or reimbursed by the S corporation are shown as wages on Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Where to mail 1040x The insurance plan must be established, or considered to be established as discussed in the following bullets, under your business. Where to mail 1040x For self-employed individuals filing a Schedule C, C-EZ, or F, a policy can be either in the name of the business or in the name of the individual. Where to mail 1040x For partners, a policy can be either in the name of the partnership or in the name of the partner. Where to mail 1040x You can either pay the premiums yourself or your partnership can pay them and report the premium amounts on Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) as guaranteed payments to be included in your gross income. Where to mail 1040x However, if the policy is in your name and you pay the premiums yourself, the partnership must reimburse you and report the premium amounts on Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) as guaranteed payments to be included in your gross income. Where to mail 1040x Otherwise, the insurance plan will not be considered to be established under your business. Where to mail 1040x For more-than-2% shareholders, a policy can be either in the name of the S corporation or in the name of the shareholder. Where to mail 1040x You can either pay the premiums yourself or your S corporation can pay them and report the premium amounts on Form W-2 as wages to be included in your gross income. Where to mail 1040x However, if the policy is in your name and you pay the premiums yourself, the S corporation must reimburse you and report the premium amounts on Form W-2 as wages to be included in your gross income. Where to mail 1040x Otherwise, the insurance plan will not be considered to be established under your business. Where to mail 1040x Medicare premiums you voluntarily pay to obtain insurance in your name that is similar to qualifying private health insurance can be used to figure the deduction. Where to mail 1040x If you previously filed returns without using Medicare premiums to figure the deduction, you can file timely amended returns to refigure the deduction. Where to mail 1040x For more information, see Form 1040X, Amended U. Where to mail 1040x S. Where to mail 1040x Individual Income Tax Return. Where to mail 1040x Amounts paid for health insurance coverage from retirement plan distributions that were nontaxable because you are a retired public safety officer cannot be used to figure the deduction. Where to mail 1040x Take the deduction on Form 1040, line 29. Where to mail 1040x Qualified long-term care insurance. Where to mail 1040x   You can include premiums paid on a qualified long-term care insurance contract when figuring your deduction. Where to mail 1040x But, for each person covered, you can include only the smaller of the following amounts. Where to mail 1040x The amount paid for that person. Where to mail 1040x The amount shown below. Where to mail 1040x Use the person's age at the end of the tax year. Where to mail 1040x Age 40 or younger–$360 Age 41 to 50–$680 Age 51 to 60–$1,360 Age 61 to 70–$3,640 Age 71 or older–$4,550 Qualified long-term care insurance contract. Where to mail 1040x   A qualified long-term care insurance contract is an insurance contract that only provides coverage of qualified long-term care services. Where to mail 1040x The contract must meet all the following requirements. Where to mail 1040x It must be guaranteed renewable. Where to mail 1040x It must provide that refunds, other than refunds on the death of the insured or complete surrender or cancellation of the contract, and dividends under the contract may be used only to reduce future premiums or increase future benefits. Where to mail 1040x It must not provide for a cash surrender value or other money that can be paid, assigned, pledged, or borrowed. Where to mail 1040x It generally must not pay or reimburse expenses incurred for services or items that would be reimbursed under Medicare, except where Medicare is a secondary payer or the contract makes per diem or other periodic payments without regard to expenses. Where to mail 1040x Qualified long-term care services. Where to mail 1040x   Qualified long-term care services are: Necessary diagnostic, preventive, therapeutic, curing, treating, mitigating, and rehabilitative services, and Maintenance or personal care services. Where to mail 1040x The services must be required by a chronically ill individual and prescribed by a licensed health care practitioner. Where to mail 1040x Worksheet 6-A. Where to mail 1040x Self-Employed Health Insurance Deduction Worksheet Note. Where to mail 1040x Use a separate worksheet for each trade or business under which an insurance plan is established. Where to mail 1040x 1. Where to mail 1040x Enter the total amount paid in 2013 for health insurance coverage established under your business for 2013 for you, your spouse, and your dependents. Where to mail 1040x Your insurance can also cover your child who was under age 27 at the end of 2013, even if the child was not your dependent. Where to mail 1040x But do not include the following. Where to mail 1040x   Amounts for any month you were eligible to participate in a health plan subsidized by your or your spouse's employer or the employer of either your dependent or your child who was under the age of 27 at the end of 2013. Where to mail 1040x Any amounts paid from retirement plan distributions that were nontaxable because you are a retired public safety officer. Where to mail 1040x Any amounts you included on Form 8885, line 4. Where to mail 1040x Any qualified health insurance premiums you paid to “U. Where to mail 1040x S. Where to mail 1040x Treasury-HCTC. Where to mail 1040x ” Any health coverage tax credit advance payments shown in box 1 of Form 1099-H. Where to mail 1040x Any payments for qualified long-term care insurance (see line 2) 1. Where to mail 1040x   2. Where to mail 1040x For coverage under a qualified long-term care insurance contract, enter for each person covered the smaller of the following amounts. Where to mail 1040x       a) Total payments made for that person during the year. Where to mail 1040x       b) The amount shown below. Where to mail 1040x Use the person's age at the end of the tax year. Where to mail 1040x         $360— if that person is age 40 or younger          $680— if age 41 to 50         $1,360— if age 51 to 60         $3,640— if age 61 to 70         $4,550— if age 71 or older         Do not include payments for any month you were eligible to participate in a long-term care insurance plan subsidized by your or your spouse’s employer or the employer of either your dependent or your child who was under the age of 27 at the end of 2013. Where to mail 1040x If more than one person is covered, figure separately the amount to enter for each person. Where to mail 1040x Then enter the total of those amounts 2. Where to mail 1040x   3. Where to mail 1040x Add lines 1 and 2 3. Where to mail 1040x   4. Where to mail 1040x Enter your net profit* and any other earned income** from the trade or business under which the insurance plan is established. Where to mail 1040x Do not include Conservation Reserve Program payments exempt from self-employment tax. Where to mail 1040x If the business is an S corporation, skip to line 11 4. Where to mail 1040x   5. Where to mail 1040x Enter the total of all net profits* from: Schedule C (Form 1040), line 31; Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), line 3; Schedule F (Form 1040), line 34; or Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A; plus any other income allocable to the profitable businesses. Where to mail 1040x Do not include Conservation Reserve Program payments exempt from self-employment tax. Where to mail 1040x See the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). Where to mail 1040x Do not include any net losses shown on these schedules. Where to mail 1040x 5. Where to mail 1040x   6. Where to mail 1040x Divide line 4 by line 5 6. Where to mail 1040x   7. Where to mail 1040x Multiply Form 1040, line 27, by the percentage on line 6 7. Where to mail 1040x   8. Where to mail 1040x Subtract line 7 from line 4 8. Where to mail 1040x   9. Where to mail 1040x Enter the amount, if any, from Form 1040, line 28, attributable to the same trade or business in which the insurance plan is established 9. Where to mail 1040x   10. Where to mail 1040x Subtract line 9 from line 8 10. Where to mail 1040x   11. Where to mail 1040x Enter your Medicare wages (Form W-2, box 5) from an S corporation in which you are a more-than-2% shareholder and in which the insurance plan is established 11. Where to mail 1040x   12. Where to mail 1040x Enter any amount from Form 2555, line 45, attributable to the amount entered on line 4 or 11 above, or any amount from Form 2555-EZ, line 18, attributable to the amount entered on line 11 above 12. Where to mail 1040x   13. Where to mail 1040x Subtract line 12 from line 10 or 11, whichever applies 13. Where to mail 1040x   14. Where to mail 1040x Enter the smaller of line 3 or line 13 here and on Form 1040, line 29. Where to mail 1040x Do not include this amount when figuring any medical expense deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Where to mail 1040x 14. Where to mail 1040x   * If you used either optional method to figure your net earnings from self-employment from any business, do not enter your net profit from the business. Where to mail 1040x Instead, enter the amount attributable to that business from Schedule SE (Form 1040), Section B, line 4b. Where to mail 1040x * *Earned income includes net earnings and gains from the sale, transfer, or licensing of property you created. Where to mail 1040x However, it does not include capital gain income. Where to mail 1040x Chronically ill individual. Where to mail 1040x   A chronically ill individual is a person who has been certified as one of the following. Where to mail 1040x An individual who has been unable, due to loss of functional capacity for at least 90 days, to perform at least two activities of daily living without substantial assistance from another individual. Where to mail 1040x Activities of daily living are eating, toileting, transferring (general mobility), bathing, dressing, and continence. Where to mail 1040x An individual who requires substantial supervision to be protected from threats to health and safety due to severe cognitive impairment. Where to mail 1040x The certification must have been made by a licensed health care practitioner within the previous 12 months. Where to mail 1040x Benefits received. Where to mail 1040x   For information on excluding benefits you receive from a long-term care contract from gross income, see Publication 525. Where to mail 1040x Other coverage. Where to mail 1040x   You cannot take the deduction for any month you were eligible to participate in any employer (including your spouse's) subsidized health plan at any time during that month, even if you did not actually participate. Where to mail 1040x In addition, if you were eligible for any month or part of a month to participate in any subsidized health plan maintained by the employer of either your dependent or your child who was under age 27 at the end of 2013, do not use amounts paid for coverage for that month to figure the deduction. Where to mail 1040x   These rules are applied separately to plans that provide long-term care insurance and plans that do not provide long-term care insurance. Where to mail 1040x However, any medical insurance payments not deductible on Form 1040, line 29, can be included as medical expenses on Schedule A (Form 1040), Itemized Deductions, if you itemize deductions. Where to mail 1040x Effect on itemized deductions. Where to mail 1040x   Subtract the health insurance deduction from your medical insurance when figuring medical expenses on Schedule A (Form 1040) if you itemize deductions. Where to mail 1040x Effect on self-employment tax. Where to mail 1040x   For tax years beginning before or after 2010, you cannot subtract the self-employed health insurance deduction when figuring net earnings for your self-employment tax from the business under which the insurance plan is established, or considered to be established as discussed earlier. Where to mail 1040x For more information, see Schedule SE (Form 1040). Where to mail 1040x How to figure the deduction. Where to mail 1040x   Generally, you can use the worksheet in the Form 1040 instructions to figure your deduction. Where to mail 1040x However, if any of the following apply, you must use Worksheet 6-A in this chapter. Where to mail 1040x You had more than one source of income subject to self-employment tax. Where to mail 1040x You file Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income, or Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Where to mail 1040x You are using amounts paid for qualified long-term care insurance to figure the deduction. Where to mail 1040x If you are claiming the health coverage tax credit, complete Form 8885, Health Coverage Tax Credit, before you figure this deduction. Where to mail 1040x Health coverage tax credit. Where to mail 1040x   You may be able to take this credit only if you were an eligible trade adjustment assistance (TAA) recipient, alternative TAA (ATAA) recipient, reemployment trade adjustment assistance (RTAA) recipient, or Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) pension recipient. Where to mail 1040x Use Form 8885 to figure the amount, if any, of this credit. Where to mail 1040x   When figuring the amount to enter on line 1 of Worksheet 6-A, do not include the following. Where to mail 1040x Any amounts you included on Form 8885, line 4. Where to mail 1040x Any qualified health insurance premiums you paid to “U. Where to mail 1040x S. Where to mail 1040x Treasury-HCTC. Where to mail 1040x ” Any health coverage tax credit advance payments shown in box 1 of Form 1099-H, Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) Advance Payments. Where to mail 1040x More than one health plan and business. Where to mail 1040x   If you have more than one health plan during the year and each plan is established under a different business, you must use separate worksheets (Worksheet 6-A) to figure each plan's net earnings limit. Where to mail 1040x Include the premium you paid under each plan on line 1 or line 2 of that separate worksheet and your net profit (or wages) from that business on line 4 (or line 11). Where to mail 1040x For a plan that provides long-term care insurance, the total of the amounts entered for each person on line 2 of all worksheets cannot be more than the appropriate limit shown on line 2 for that person. Where to mail 1040x Nondeductible Premiums You cannot deduct premiums on the following kinds of insurance. Where to mail 1040x Self-insurance reserve funds. Where to mail 1040x You cannot deduct amounts credited to a reserve set up for self-insurance. Where to mail 1040x This applies even if you cannot get business insurance coverage for certain business risks. Where to mail 1040x However, your actual losses may be deductible. Where to mail 1040x See Publication 547. Where to mail 1040x Loss of earnings. Where to mail 1040x You cannot deduct premiums for a policy that pays for lost earnings due to sickness or disability. Where to mail 1040x However, see the discussion on overhead insurance, item (8), under Deductible Premiums , earlier. Where to mail 1040x Certain life insurance and annuities. Where to mail 1040x For contracts issued before June 9, 1997, you cannot deduct the premiums on a life insurance policy covering you, an employee, or any person with a financial interest in your business if you are directly or indirectly a beneficiary of the policy. Where to mail 1040x You are included among possible beneficiaries of the policy if the policy owner is obligated to repay a loan from you using the proceeds of the policy. Where to mail 1040x A person has a financial interest in your business if the person is an owner or part owner of the business or has lent money to the business. Where to mail 1040x For contracts issued after June 8, 1997, you generally cannot deduct the premiums on any life insurance policy, endowment contract, or annuity contract if you are directly or indirectly a beneficiary. Where to mail 1040x The disallowance applies without regard to whom the policy covers. Where to mail 1040x Partners. Where to mail 1040x If, as a partner in a partnership, you take out an insurance policy on your own life and name your partners as beneficiaries to induce them to retain their investments in the partnership, you are considered a beneficiary. Where to mail 1040x You cannot deduct the insurance premiums. Where to mail 1040x Insurance to secure a loan. Where to mail 1040x If you take out a policy on your life or on the life of another person with a financial interest in your business to get or protect a business loan, you cannot deduct the premiums as a business expense. Where to mail 1040x Nor can you deduct the premiums as interest on business loans or as an expense of financing loans. Where to mail 1040x In the event of death, the proceeds of the policy are generally not taxed as income even if they are used to liquidate the debt. Where to mail 1040x Capitalized Premiums Under the uniform capitalization rules, you must capitalize the direct costs and part of the indirect costs for certain production or resale activities. Where to mail 1040x Include these costs in the basis of property you produce or acquire for resale, rather than claiming them as a current deduction. Where to mail 1040x You recover the costs through depreciation, amortization, or cost of goods sold when you use, sell, or otherwise dispose of the property. Where to mail 1040x Indirect costs include premiums for insurance on your plant or facility, machinery, equipment, materials, property produced, or property acquired for resale. Where to mail 1040x Uniform capitalization rules. Where to mail 1040x   You may be subject to the uniform capitalization rules if you do any of the following, unless the property is produced for your use other than in a business or an activity carried on for profit. Where to mail 1040x Produce real property or tangible personal property. Where to mail 1040x For this purpose, tangible personal property includes a film, sound recording, video tape, book, or similar property. Where to mail 1040x Acquire property for resale. Where to mail 1040x However, these rules do not apply to the following property. Where to mail 1040x Personal property you acquire for resale if your average annual gross receipts are $10 million or less for the 3 prior tax years. Where to mail 1040x Property you produce if you meet either of the following conditions. Where to mail 1040x Your indirect costs of producing the property are $200,000 or less. Where to mail 1040x You use the cash method of accounting and do not account for inventories. Where to mail 1040x More information. Where to mail 1040x   For more information on these rules, see Uniform Capitalization Rules in Publication 538 and the regulations under Internal Revenue Code section 263A. Where to mail 1040x When To Deduct Premiums You can usually deduct insurance premiums in the tax year to which they apply. Where to mail 1040x Cash method. Where to mail 1040x   If you use the cash method of accounting, you generally deduct insurance premiums in the tax year you actually paid them, even if you incurred them in an earlier year. Where to mail 1040x However, see Prepayment , later. Where to mail 1040x Accrual method. Where to mail 1040x   If you use an accrual method of accounting, you cannot deduct insurance premiums before the tax year in which you incur a liability for them. Where to mail 1040x In addition, you cannot deduct insurance premiums before the tax year in which you actually pay them (unless the exception for recurring items applies). Where to mail 1040x For more information about the accrual method of accounting, see chapter 1. Where to mail 1040x For information about the exception for recurring items, see Publication 538. Where to mail 1040x Prepayment. Where to mail 1040x   You cannot deduct expenses in advance, even if you pay them in advance. Where to mail 1040x This rule applies to any expense paid far enough in advance to, in effect, create an asset with a useful life extending substantially beyond the end of the current tax year. Where to mail 1040x   Expenses such as insurance are generally allocable to a period of time. Where to mail 1040x You can deduct insurance expenses for the year to which they are allocable. Where to mail 1040x Example. Where to mail 1040x In 2013, you signed a 3-year insurance contract. Where to mail 1040x Even though you paid the premiums for 2013, 2014, and 2015 when you signed the contract, you can only deduct the premium for 2013 on your 2013 tax return. Where to mail 1040x You can deduct in 2014 and 2015 the premium allocable to those years. Where to mail 1040x Dividends received. Where to mail 1040x   If you receive dividends from business insurance and you deducted the premiums in prior years, at least part of the dividends generally are income. Where to mail 1040x For more information, see Recovery of amount deducted (tax benefit rule) in chapter 1 under How Much Can I Deduct. Where to mail 1040x Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications