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Senior tax stimulus check 31. Senior tax stimulus check   Tax on Unearned Income of Certain Children Table of Contents What's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Which Parent's Return To UseParents Who Do Not File a Joint Return Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and DividendsEffect of Making the Election Figuring Child's Income Figuring Additional Tax Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned IncomeProviding Parental Information (Form 8615, lines A–C) Step 1. Senior tax stimulus check Figuring the Child's Net Unearned Income (Form 8615, Part I) Step 2. Senior tax stimulus check Figuring Tentative Tax at the Parent's Tax Rate (Form 8615, Part II) Step 3. Senior tax stimulus check Figuring the Child's Tax (Form 8615, Part III) What's New Net Investment Income Tax. Senior tax stimulus check . Senior tax stimulus check  For tax years beginning after December 31, 2012, a child whose tax is figured on Form 8615 may be subject to the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). Senior tax stimulus check NIIT is a 3. Senior tax stimulus check 8% tax on the lesser of the net investment income or the excess of the child's modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) over the threshold amount. Senior tax stimulus check Use Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax, to figure this tax. Senior tax stimulus check For more information on NIIT, go to www. Senior tax stimulus check irs. Senior tax stimulus check gov and enter “Net Investment Income Tax” in the search box. Senior tax stimulus check Introduction This chapter discusses the following two rules that may affect the tax on unearned income of certain children. Senior tax stimulus check If the child's interest and dividend income (including capital gain distributions) total less than $10,000, the child's parent may be able to choose to include that income on the parent's return rather than file a return for the child. Senior tax stimulus check (See Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends , later. Senior tax stimulus check ) If the child's interest, dividends, and other unearned income total more than $2,000, part of that income may be taxed at the parent's tax rate instead of the child's tax rate. Senior tax stimulus check (See Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income , later. Senior tax stimulus check ) For these rules, the term “child” includes a legally adopted child and a stepchild. Senior tax stimulus check These rules apply whether or not the child is a dependent. Senior tax stimulus check Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 929 Tax Rules for Children and Dependents Form (and Instructions) 8615 Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income 8814 Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends Which Parent's Return To Use If a child's parents are married to each other and file a joint return, use the joint return to figure the tax on the child's unearned income. Senior tax stimulus check The tax rate and other return information from that return are used to figure the child's tax as explained later under Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income . Senior tax stimulus check Parents Who Do Not File a Joint Return For parents who do not file a joint return, the following discussions explain which parent's tax return must be used to figure the tax. Senior tax stimulus check Only the parent whose tax return is used can make the election described under Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends . Senior tax stimulus check Parents are married. Senior tax stimulus check   If the child's parents file separate returns, use the return of the parent with the greater taxable income. Senior tax stimulus check Parents not living together. Senior tax stimulus check   If the child's parents are married to each other but not living together, and the parent with whom the child lives (the custodial parent) is considered unmarried, use the return of the custodial parent. Senior tax stimulus check If the custodial parent is not considered unmarried, use the return of the parent with the greater taxable income. Senior tax stimulus check   For an explanation of when a married person living apart from his or her spouse is considered unmarried, see Head of Household in chapter 2. Senior tax stimulus check Parents are divorced. Senior tax stimulus check   If the child's parents are divorced or legally separated, and the parent who had custody of the child for the greater part of the year (the custodial parent) has not remarried, use the return of the custodial parent. Senior tax stimulus check Custodial parent remarried. Senior tax stimulus check   If the custodial parent has remarried, the stepparent (rather than the noncustodial parent) is treated as the child's other parent. Senior tax stimulus check Therefore, if the custodial parent and the stepparent file a joint return, use that joint return. Senior tax stimulus check Do not use the return of the noncustodial parent. Senior tax stimulus check   If the custodial parent and the stepparent are married, but file separate returns, use the return of the one with the greater taxable income. Senior tax stimulus check If the custodial parent and the stepparent are married but not living together, the earlier discussion under Parents not living together applies. Senior tax stimulus check Parents never married. Senior tax stimulus check   If a child's parents have never been married to each other, but lived together all year, use the return of the parent with the greater taxable income. Senior tax stimulus check If the parents did not live together all year, the rules explained earlier under Parents are divorced apply. Senior tax stimulus check Widowed parent remarried. Senior tax stimulus check   If a widow or widower remarries, the new spouse is treated as the child's other parent. Senior tax stimulus check The rules explained earlier under Custodial parent remarried apply. Senior tax stimulus check Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends You may be able to elect to include your child's interest and dividend income (including capital gain distributions) on your tax return. Senior tax stimulus check If you do, your child will not have to file a return. Senior tax stimulus check You can make this election only if all the following conditions are met. Senior tax stimulus check Your child was under age 19 (or under age 24 if a full-time student) at the end of the year. Senior tax stimulus check Your child had income only from interest and dividends (including capital gain distributions and Alaska Permanent Fund dividends). Senior tax stimulus check The child's gross income was less than $10,000. Senior tax stimulus check The child is required to file a return unless you make this election. Senior tax stimulus check The child does not file a joint return for the year. Senior tax stimulus check No estimated tax payment was made for the year, and no overpayment from the previous year (or from any amended return) was applied to this year under your child's name and social security number. Senior tax stimulus check No federal income tax was taken out of your child's income under the backup withholding rules. Senior tax stimulus check You are the parent whose return must be used when applying the special tax rules for children. Senior tax stimulus check (See Which Parent's Return To Use , earlier. Senior tax stimulus check ) These conditions are also shown in Figure 31-A. Senior tax stimulus check Certain January 1 birthdays. Senior tax stimulus check   A child born on January 1, 1995, is considered to be age 19 at the end of 2013. Senior tax stimulus check You cannot make this election for such a child unless the child was a full-time student. Senior tax stimulus check   A child born on January 1, 1990, is considered to be age 24 at the end of 2013. Senior tax stimulus check You cannot make this election for such a child. Senior tax stimulus check Full-time student. Senior tax stimulus check   A full-time student is a child who during some part of each of any 5 calendar months of the year was enrolled as a full-time student at a school, or took a full-time on-farm training course given by a school or a state, county, or local government agency. Senior tax stimulus check A school includes a technical, trade, or mechanical school. Senior tax stimulus check It does not include an on-the-job training course, correspondence school, or school offering courses only through the Internet. Senior tax stimulus check How to make the election. Senior tax stimulus check   Make the election by attaching Form 8814 to your Form 1040. Senior tax stimulus check (If you make this election, you cannot file Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Senior tax stimulus check ) Attach a separate Form 8814 for each child for whom you make the election. Senior tax stimulus check You can make the election for one or more children and not for others. Senior tax stimulus check Effect of Making the Election The federal income tax on your child's income may be more if you make the Form 8814 election. Senior tax stimulus check Rate may be higher. Senior tax stimulus check   If your child received qualified dividends or capital gain distributions, you may pay up to $100 more tax if you make this election instead of filing a separate tax return for the child. Senior tax stimulus check This is because the tax rate on the child's income between $1,000 and $2,000 is 10% if you make this election. Senior tax stimulus check However, if you file a separate return for the child, the tax rate may be as low as 0% (zero percent) because of the preferential tax rates for qualified dividends and capital gain distributions. Senior tax stimulus check Deductions you cannot take. Senior tax stimulus check   By making the Form 8814 election, you cannot take any of the following deductions that the child would be entitled to on his or her return. Senior tax stimulus check The additional standard deduction if the child is blind. Senior tax stimulus check The deduction for a penalty on an early withdrawal of your child's savings. Senior tax stimulus check Itemized deductions (such as your child's investment expenses or charitable contributions). Senior tax stimulus check Reduced deductions or credits. Senior tax stimulus check   If you use Form 8814, your increased adjusted gross income may reduce certain deductions or credits on your return including the following. Senior tax stimulus check Deduction for contributions to a traditional individual retirement arrangement (IRA). Senior tax stimulus check Deduction for student loan interest. Senior tax stimulus check Itemized deductions for medical expenses, casualty and theft losses, and certain miscellaneous expenses. Senior tax stimulus check Credit for child and dependent care expenses. Senior tax stimulus check Child tax credit. Senior tax stimulus check Education tax credits. Senior tax stimulus check Earned income credit. Senior tax stimulus check Penalty for underpayment of estimated tax. Senior tax stimulus check   If you make this election for 2013 and did not have enough tax withheld or pay enough estimated tax to cover the tax you owe, you may be subject to a penalty. Senior tax stimulus check If you plan to make this election for 2014, you may need to increase your federal income tax withholding or your estimated tax payments to avoid the penalty. Senior tax stimulus check See chapter 4 for more information. Senior tax stimulus check Figuring Child's Income Use Form 8814, Part I, to figure your child's interest and dividend income to report on your return. Senior tax stimulus check Only the amount over $2,000 is added to your income. Senior tax stimulus check The amount over $2,000 is shown on Form 8814, line 6. Senior tax stimulus check Unless the child's income includes qualified dividends or capital gain distributions (discussed next), the same amount is shown on Form 8814, line 12. Senior tax stimulus check Include the amount from Form 8814, line 12, on Form 1040, line 21. Senior tax stimulus check Enter “Form 8814” on the dotted line next to line 21. Senior tax stimulus check If you file more than one Form 8814, include the total amounts from line 12 of all your Forms 8814 on Form 1040, line 21. Senior tax stimulus check Capital gain distributions and qualified dividends. Senior tax stimulus check   If your child's dividend income included any capital gain distributions, see Capital gain distributions under Figuring Child's Income in Publication 929, Part 2. Senior tax stimulus check If your child's dividend income included any qualified dividends, see Qualified dividends under Figuring Child's Income in Publication 929, Part 2. Senior tax stimulus check Figuring Additional Tax Use Form 8814, Part II, to figure the tax on the $2,000 of your child's interest and dividends that you do not include in your income. Senior tax stimulus check This tax is added to the tax figured on your income. Senior tax stimulus check This additional tax is the smaller of: 10% × (your child's gross income − $1,000), or $100. Senior tax stimulus check Include the amount from line 15 of all your Forms 8814 in the total on Form 1040, line 44. Senior tax stimulus check Check box a on Form 1040, line 44. Senior tax stimulus check Figure 31-A. Senior tax stimulus check Can You Include Your Child's Income On Your Tax Return? Please click here for the text description of the image. Senior tax stimulus check Figure 31–A. Senior tax stimulus check Can You Include Your Child's Income On Your Tax Return? Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income If a child's interest, dividends, and other unearned income total more than $2,000, part of that income may be taxed at the parent's tax rate instead of the child's tax rate. Senior tax stimulus check If the parent does not or cannot choose to include the child's income on the parent's return, use Form 8615 to figure the child's tax. Senior tax stimulus check Attach the completed form to the child's Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Senior tax stimulus check When Form 8615 must be filed. Senior tax stimulus check   Form 8615 must be filed for a child if all of the following statements are true. Senior tax stimulus check The child's investment income was more than $2,000. Senior tax stimulus check The child is required to file a return for 2013. Senior tax stimulus check The child either: Was under age 18 at the end of the year, Was age 18 at the end of the year and did not have earned income that was more than half of his or her support, or Was over age 18 and under age 24 at the end of the year, was a full-time student, and did not have earned income that was more than half of his or her support. Senior tax stimulus check At least one of the child's parents was alive at the end of 2013. Senior tax stimulus check The child does not file a joint return for 2013. Senior tax stimulus check These conditions are also shown in  Figure 31-B. Senior tax stimulus check Earned income. Senior tax stimulus check   Earned income includes salaries, wages, tips, and other payments received for personal services performed. Senior tax stimulus check It does not include unearned income as defined later in this chapter. Senior tax stimulus check Support. Senior tax stimulus check   Your child's support includes all amounts spent to provide the child with food, lodging, clothing, education, medical and dental care, recreation, transportation, and similar necessities. Senior tax stimulus check To figure your child's support, count support provided by you, your child, and others. Senior tax stimulus check However, a scholarship received by your child is not considered support if your child is a full-time student. Senior tax stimulus check See chapter 3 for details about support. Senior tax stimulus check Certain January 1 birthdays. Senior tax stimulus check   Use the following chart to determine whether certain children with January 1 birthdays meet condition 3 under When Form 8615 must be filed. Senior tax stimulus check Figure 31-B. Senior tax stimulus check Do You Have To Use Form 8615 To Figure Your Child's Tax? Please click here for the text description of the image. Senior tax stimulus check Figure 31-B. Senior tax stimulus check Do You Have To Use Form 8615 To Figure Your Child's Tax?    IF a child was born on. Senior tax stimulus check . Senior tax stimulus check . Senior tax stimulus check THEN, at the end of 2013, the child is considered to be. Senior tax stimulus check . Senior tax stimulus check . Senior tax stimulus check January 1, 1996 18* January 1, 1995 19** January 1, 1990 24*** *This child is not under age 18. Senior tax stimulus check The child meets condition 3 only if the child did not have earned income that was more than half of the child's support. Senior tax stimulus check  **This child meets condition 3 only if the child was a full-time student who did not have earned income that was more than half of the child's support. Senior tax stimulus check  ***Do not use Form 8615 for this child. Senior tax stimulus check Providing Parental Information (Form 8615, lines A–C) On Form 8615, lines A and B, enter the parent's name and social security number. Senior tax stimulus check (If the parents filed a joint return, enter the name and social security number listed first on the joint return. Senior tax stimulus check ) On line C, check the box for the parent's filing status. Senior tax stimulus check See Which Parent's Return To Use at the beginning of this chapter for information on which parent's return information must be used on Form 8615. Senior tax stimulus check Parent with different tax year. Senior tax stimulus check   If the parent and the child do not have the same tax year, complete Form 8615 using the information on the parent's return for the tax year that ends in the child's tax year. Senior tax stimulus check Parent's return information not known timely. Senior tax stimulus check   If the information needed from the parent's return is not known by the time the child's return is due (usually April 15), you can file the return using estimates. Senior tax stimulus check   You can use any reasonable estimate. Senior tax stimulus check This includes using information from last year's return. Senior tax stimulus check If you use an estimated amount on Form 8615, enter “Estimated” on the line next to the amount. Senior tax stimulus check    When you get the correct information, file an amended return on Form 1040X, Amended U. Senior tax stimulus check S. Senior tax stimulus check Individual Income Tax Return. Senior tax stimulus check   Instead of using estimates, you can get an automatic 6-month extension of time to file if, by the date your return is due, you file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. Senior tax stimulus check S. Senior tax stimulus check Individual Income Tax Return. Senior tax stimulus check Extensions are discussed in chapter 1. Senior tax stimulus check Step 1. Senior tax stimulus check Figuring the Child's Net Unearned Income (Form 8615, Part I) The first step in figuring a child's tax using Form 8615 is to figure the child's net unearned income. Senior tax stimulus check To do that, use Form 8615, Part I. Senior tax stimulus check Line 1 (unearned income). Senior tax stimulus check   If the child had no earned income, enter on this line the adjusted gross income shown on the child's return. Senior tax stimulus check Adjusted gross income is shown on Form 1040, line 38, or Form 1040A, line 22. Senior tax stimulus check Form 1040EZ cannot be used if Form 8615 must be filed. Senior tax stimulus check   If the child had earned income, figure the amount to enter on Form 8615, line 1, by using the worksheet in the instructions for the form. Senior tax stimulus check   However, if the child has: excluded any foreign earned income, deducted either a loss from self-employment, or deducted a net operating loss from another year, then use the Alternate Worksheet for Form 8615, Line 1, in Publication 929 to figure the amount to enter on Form 8615, line 1. Senior tax stimulus check Unearned income defined. Senior tax stimulus check   Unearned income is generally all income other than salaries, wages, and other amounts received as pay for work actually done. Senior tax stimulus check It includes taxable interest, dividends (including capital gain distributions), capital gains, unemployment compensation, the taxable part of social security and pension payments, and certain distributions from trusts. Senior tax stimulus check Unearned income includes amounts produced by assets the child obtained with earned income (such as interest on a savings account into which the child deposited wages). Senior tax stimulus check Nontaxable income. Senior tax stimulus check   For this purpose, unearned income includes only amounts the child must include in total income. Senior tax stimulus check Nontaxable unearned income, such as tax-exempt interest and the nontaxable part of social security and pension payments, is not included. Senior tax stimulus check Income from property received as a gift. Senior tax stimulus check   A child's unearned income includes all income produced by property belonging to the child. Senior tax stimulus check This is true even if the property was transferred to the child, regardless of when the property was transferred or purchased or who transferred it. Senior tax stimulus check   A child's unearned income includes income produced by property given as a gift to the child. Senior tax stimulus check This includes gifts to the child from grandparents or any other person and gifts made under the Uniform Gift to Minors Act. Senior tax stimulus check Example. Senior tax stimulus check Amanda Black, age 13, received the following income. Senior tax stimulus check Dividends — $800 Wages — $2,100 Taxable interest — $1,200 Tax-exempt interest — $100 Net capital gains — $100 The dividends were qualified dividends on stock given to her by her grandparents. Senior tax stimulus check Amanda's unearned income is $2,100. Senior tax stimulus check This is the total of the dividends ($800), taxable interest ($1,200), and net capital gains ($100). Senior tax stimulus check Her wages are earned (not unearned) income because they are received for work actually done. Senior tax stimulus check Her tax-exempt interest is not included because it is nontaxable. Senior tax stimulus check Trust income. Senior tax stimulus check   If a child is the beneficiary of a trust, distributions of taxable interest, dividends, capital gains, and other unearned income from the trust are unearned income to the child. Senior tax stimulus check   However, for purposes of completing Form 8615, a taxable distribution from a qualified disability trust is considered earned income, not unearned income. Senior tax stimulus check Line 2 (deductions). Senior tax stimulus check   If the child does not itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), enter $2,000 on line 2. Senior tax stimulus check   If the child does itemize deductions, enter on line 2 the larger of: $1,000 plus the portion of the child's itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 29, that are directly connected with the production of unearned income entered on line 1, or $2,000. Senior tax stimulus check Directly connected. Senior tax stimulus check   Itemized deductions are directly connected with the production of unearned income if they are for expenses paid to produce or collect taxable income or to manage, conserve, or maintain property held for producing income. Senior tax stimulus check These expenses include custodian fees and service charges, service fees to collect taxable interest and dividends, and certain investment counsel fees. Senior tax stimulus check   These expenses are added to certain other miscellaneous itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Senior tax stimulus check Only the amount greater than 2% of the child's adjusted gross income can be deducted. Senior tax stimulus check See chapter 28 for more information. Senior tax stimulus check Example 1. Senior tax stimulus check Roger, age 12, has unearned income of $8,000, no other income, no adjustments to income, and itemized deductions of $300 (net of the 2% limit) that are directly connected with his unearned income. Senior tax stimulus check His adjusted gross income is $8,000, which is entered on Form 1040, line 38, and on Form 8615, line 1. Senior tax stimulus check Roger enters $2,000 on line 2 because that is more than the total of $1,000 plus his directly connected itemized deductions of $300. Senior tax stimulus check Example 2. Senior tax stimulus check Eleanor, age 8, has unearned income of $16,000 and an early withdrawal penalty of $100. Senior tax stimulus check She has no other income. Senior tax stimulus check She has itemized deductions of $1,050 (net of the 2% limit) that are directly connected with the production of her unearned income. Senior tax stimulus check Her adjusted gross income, entered on line 1, is $15,900 ($16,000 − $100). Senior tax stimulus check The amount on line 2 is $2,050. Senior tax stimulus check This is the larger of: $1,000 plus the $1,050 of directly connected itemized deductions, or $2,000. Senior tax stimulus check Line 3. Senior tax stimulus check   Subtract line 2 from line 1 and enter the result on this line. Senior tax stimulus check If zero or less, do not complete the rest of the form. Senior tax stimulus check However, you must still attach Form 8615 to the child's tax return. Senior tax stimulus check Figure the tax on the child's taxable income in the normal manner. Senior tax stimulus check Line 4 (child's taxable income). Senior tax stimulus check   Enter on line 4 the child's taxable income from Form 1040, line 43, or Form 1040A, line 27. Senior tax stimulus check   However, if the child files Form 2555 or 2555-EZ to claim the foreign earned income exclusion, housing exclusion, or housing deduction, see the Form 8615 instructions or Pub. Senior tax stimulus check 929. Senior tax stimulus check Line 5 (net unearned income). Senior tax stimulus check   A child's net unearned income cannot be more than his or her taxable income. Senior tax stimulus check Enter on Form 8615, line 5, the smaller of line 3 or line 4. Senior tax stimulus check This is the child's net unearned income. Senior tax stimulus check   If zero or less, do not complete the rest of the form. Senior tax stimulus check However, you must still attach Form 8615 to the child's tax return. Senior tax stimulus check Figure the tax on the child's taxable income in the normal manner. Senior tax stimulus check Step 2. Senior tax stimulus check Figuring Tentative Tax at the Parent's Tax Rate (Form 8615, Part II) The next step in completing Form 8615 is to figure a tentative tax on the child's net unearned income at the parent's tax rate. Senior tax stimulus check The tentative tax at the parent's tax rate is the difference between the tax on the parent's taxable income figured with the child's net unearned income (plus the net unearned income of any other child whose Form 8615 includes the tax return information of that parent) and the tax figured without it. Senior tax stimulus check When figuring the tentative tax at the parent's tax rate on Form 8615, do not refigure any of the exclusions, deductions, or credits on the parent's return because of the child's net unearned income. Senior tax stimulus check For example, do not refigure the medical expense deduction. Senior tax stimulus check Figure the tentative tax on Form 8615, lines 6 through 13. Senior tax stimulus check Note. Senior tax stimulus check If the child or parent has any capital gains or losses, get Publication 929 for help in completing Form 8615, Part II. Senior tax stimulus check Line 6 (parent's taxable income). Senior tax stimulus check   Enter on line 6 the parent's taxable income from Form 1040, line 43, Form 1040A, line 27, or Form 1040EZ, line 6. Senior tax stimulus check   If the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet (in the Form 1040 instructions) was used to figure the parent's tax, enter the amount from line 3 of that worksheet instead of the parent's taxable income. Senior tax stimulus check Line 7 (net unearned income of other children). Senior tax stimulus check   If the tax return information of the parent is also used on any other child's Form 8615, enter on line 7 the total of the amounts from line 5 of all the other children's Forms 8615. Senior tax stimulus check Do not include the amount from line 5 of the Form 8615 being completed. Senior tax stimulus check Example. Senior tax stimulus check Paul and Jane Persimmon have three children, Sharon, Jerry, and Mike, who must attach Form 8615 to their tax returns. Senior tax stimulus check The children's net unearned income amounts on line 5 of their Forms 8615 are: Sharon — $800 Jerry — $600 Mike — $1,000 Line 7 of Sharon's Form 8615 will show $1,600, the total of the amounts on line 5 of Jerry's and Mike's Forms 8615. Senior tax stimulus check Line 7 of Jerry's Form 8615 will show $1,800 ($800 + $1,000). Senior tax stimulus check Line 7 of Mike's Form 8615 will show $1,400 ($800 + $600). Senior tax stimulus check Other children's information not available. Senior tax stimulus check   If the net unearned income of the other children is not available when the return is due, either file the return using estimates or get an extension of time to file. Senior tax stimulus check See Parent's return information not known timely , earlier. Senior tax stimulus check Line 11 (tentative tax). Senior tax stimulus check   Subtract line 10 from line 9 and enter the result on this line. Senior tax stimulus check This is the tentative tax. Senior tax stimulus check   If line 7 is blank, skip lines 12a and 12b and enter the amount from line 11 on line 13. Senior tax stimulus check Also skip the discussion for lines 12a and 12b that follows. Senior tax stimulus check Lines 12a and 12b (dividing the tentative tax). Senior tax stimulus check   If an amount is entered on line 7, divide the tentative tax shown on line 11 among the children according to each child's share of the total net unearned income. Senior tax stimulus check This is done on lines 12a, 12b, and 13. Senior tax stimulus check Add the amount on line 7 to the amount on line 5 and enter the total on line 12a. Senior tax stimulus check Divide the amount on line 5 by the amount on line 12a and enter the result, as a decimal, on line 12b. Senior tax stimulus check Example. Senior tax stimulus check In the earlier example under Line 7 (net unearned income of other children), Sharon's Form 8615 shows $1,600 on line 7. Senior tax stimulus check The amount entered on line 12a is $2,400, the total of the amounts on lines 5 and 7 ($800 + $1,600). Senior tax stimulus check The decimal on line 12b is  . Senior tax stimulus check 333, figured as follows and rounded to three places. Senior tax stimulus check   $800 = . Senior tax stimulus check 333     $2,400   Step 3. Senior tax stimulus check Figuring the Child's Tax (Form 8615, Part III) The final step in figuring a child's tax using Form 8615 is to determine the larger of: The total of: The child's share of the tentative tax based on the parent's tax rate, plus The tax on the child's taxable income in excess of net unearned income, figured at the child's tax rate, or The tax on the child's taxable income, figured at the child's tax rate. Senior tax stimulus check This is the child's tax. Senior tax stimulus check It is figured on Form 8615, lines 14 through 18. Senior tax stimulus check Alternative minimum tax. 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Senior tax stimulus check 25. Senior tax stimulus check   Nonbusiness Casualty and Theft Losses Table of Contents What's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: CasualtyFamily pet. Senior tax stimulus check Progressive deterioration. Senior tax stimulus check Damage from corrosive drywall. Senior tax stimulus check Theft Loss on Deposits Proof of Loss Figuring a LossDecrease in Fair Market Value Adjusted Basis Insurance and Other Reimbursements Single Casualty on Multiple Properties Deduction Limits$100 Rule 10% Rule When To Report Gains and LossesDisaster Area Loss How To Report Gains and Losses What's New New Section C of Form 4684 for Ponzi-type investment schemes. Senior tax stimulus check  Section C of Form 4684 is new for 2013. Senior tax stimulus check You must complete Section C if you are claiming a theft loss deduction due to a Ponzi-type investment scheme and are using Revenue Procedure 2009-20, as modified by Revenue Procedure 2011-58. Senior tax stimulus check Section C of Form 4684 replaces Appendix A in Revenue Procedure 2009-20. Senior tax stimulus check You do not need to complete Appendix A. Senior tax stimulus check For details, see Losses from Ponzi-type investment schemes , in this chapter. Senior tax stimulus check Introduction This chapter explains the tax treatment of personal (not business or investment related) casualty losses, theft losses, and losses on deposits. Senior tax stimulus check The chapter also explains the following  topics. Senior tax stimulus check How to figure the amount of your loss. Senior tax stimulus check How to treat insurance and other reimbursements you receive. Senior tax stimulus check The deduction limits. Senior tax stimulus check When and how to report a casualty or theft. Senior tax stimulus check Forms to file. Senior tax stimulus check    When you have a casualty or theft, you have to file Form 4684. Senior tax stimulus check You will also have to file one or more of the following forms. Senior tax stimulus check Schedule A (Form 1040), Itemized Deductions Schedule D (Form 1040), Capital Gains and Losses Condemnations. Senior tax stimulus check   For information on condemnations of property, see Involuntary Conversions in chapter 1 of Publication 544, Sales and Other Disposition of Assets. Senior tax stimulus check Workbook for casualties and thefts. Senior tax stimulus check    Publication 584 is available to help you make a list of your stolen or damaged personal-use property and figure your loss. Senior tax stimulus check It includes schedules to help you figure the loss on your home, its contents, and your motor vehicles. Senior tax stimulus check Business or investment-related losses. Senior tax stimulus check   For information on a casualty or theft loss of business or income-producing property, see Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts. Senior tax stimulus check Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 544 Sales and Other Dispositions  of Assets 547 Casualties, Disasters, and   Thefts 584 Casualty, Disaster, and Theft   Loss Workbook (Personal-Use  Property) Form (and Instructions) Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions Schedule D (Form 1040) Capital Gains and Losses 4684 Casualties and Thefts Casualty A casualty is the damage, destruction, or loss of property resulting from an identifiable event that is sudden, unexpected, or unusual. Senior tax stimulus check A sudden event is one that is swift, not gradual or progressive. Senior tax stimulus check An unexpected event is one that is ordinarily unanticipated and unintended. Senior tax stimulus check An unusual event is one that is not a day-to-day occurrence and that is not typical of the activity in which you were engaged. Senior tax stimulus check Deductible losses. Senior tax stimulus check   Deductible casualty losses can result from a number of different causes, including the following. Senior tax stimulus check Car accidents (but see Nondeductible losses , next, for exceptions). Senior tax stimulus check Earthquakes. Senior tax stimulus check Fires (but see Nondeductible losses , next, for exceptions). Senior tax stimulus check Floods. Senior tax stimulus check Government-ordered demolition or relocation of a home that is unsafe to use because of a disaster as discussed under Disaster Area Losses in Publication 547. Senior tax stimulus check Mine cave-ins. Senior tax stimulus check Shipwrecks. Senior tax stimulus check Sonic booms. Senior tax stimulus check Storms, including hurricanes and tornadoes. Senior tax stimulus check Terrorist attacks. Senior tax stimulus check Vandalism. Senior tax stimulus check Volcanic eruptions. Senior tax stimulus check Nondeductible losses. Senior tax stimulus check   A casualty loss is not deductible if the damage or destruction is caused by the following. Senior tax stimulus check Accidentally breaking articles such as glassware or china under normal conditions. Senior tax stimulus check A family pet (explained below). Senior tax stimulus check A fire if you willfully set it or pay someone else to set it. Senior tax stimulus check A car accident if your willful negligence or willful act caused it. Senior tax stimulus check The same is true if the willful act or willful negligence of someone acting for you caused the accident. Senior tax stimulus check Progressive deterioration (explained later). Senior tax stimulus check Family pet. Senior tax stimulus check   Loss of property due to damage by a family pet is not deductible as a casualty loss unless the requirements discussed earlier under Casualty are met. Senior tax stimulus check Example. Senior tax stimulus check Your antique oriental rug was damaged by your new puppy before it was housebroken. Senior tax stimulus check Because the damage was not unexpected and unusual, the loss is not deductible as a casualty loss. Senior tax stimulus check Progressive deterioration. Senior tax stimulus check    Loss of property due to progressive deterioration is not deductible as a casualty loss. Senior tax stimulus check This is because the damage results from a steadily operating cause or a normal process, rather than from a sudden event. Senior tax stimulus check The following are examples of damage due to progressive deterioration. Senior tax stimulus check The steady weakening of a building due to normal wind and weather conditions. Senior tax stimulus check The deterioration and damage to a water heater that bursts. Senior tax stimulus check However, the rust and water damage to rugs and drapes caused by the bursting of a water heater does qualify as a casualty. Senior tax stimulus check Most losses of property caused by droughts. Senior tax stimulus check To be deductible, a drought-related loss generally must be incurred in a trade or business or in a transaction entered into for profit. Senior tax stimulus check Termite or moth damage. Senior tax stimulus check The damage or destruction of trees, shrubs, or other plants by a fungus, disease, insects, worms, or similar pests. Senior tax stimulus check However, a sudden destruction due to an unexpected or unusual infestation of beetles or other insects may result in a casualty loss. Senior tax stimulus check Damage from corrosive drywall. Senior tax stimulus check   Under a special procedure, you may be able to claim a casualty loss deduction for amounts you paid to repair damage to your home and household appliances that resulted from corrosive drywall. Senior tax stimulus check For details, see Publication 547. Senior tax stimulus check Theft A theft is the taking and removing of money or property with the intent to deprive the owner of it. Senior tax stimulus check The taking of property must be illegal under the laws of the state where it occurred and it must have been done with criminal intent. Senior tax stimulus check You do not need to show a conviction for theft. Senior tax stimulus check Theft includes the taking of money or property by the following means. Senior tax stimulus check Blackmail. Senior tax stimulus check Burglary. Senior tax stimulus check Embezzlement. Senior tax stimulus check Extortion. Senior tax stimulus check Kidnapping for ransom. Senior tax stimulus check Larceny. Senior tax stimulus check Robbery. Senior tax stimulus check The taking of money or property through fraud or misrepresentation is theft if it is illegal under state or local law. Senior tax stimulus check Decline in market value of stock. Senior tax stimulus check   You cannot deduct as a theft loss the decline in market value of stock acquired on the open market for investment if the decline is caused by disclosure of accounting fraud or other illegal misconduct by the officers or directors of the corporation that issued the stock. Senior tax stimulus check However, you can deduct as a capital loss the loss you sustain when you sell or exchange the stock or the stock becomes completely worthless. Senior tax stimulus check You report a capital loss on Schedule D (Form 1040). Senior tax stimulus check For more information about stock sales, worthless stock, and capital losses, see chapter 4 of Publication 550. Senior tax stimulus check Mislaid or lost property. Senior tax stimulus check   The simple disappearance of money or property is not a theft. Senior tax stimulus check However, an accidental loss or disappearance of property can qualify as a casualty if it results from an identifiable event that is sudden, unexpected, or unusual. Senior tax stimulus check Sudden, unexpected, and unusual events are defined earlier. Senior tax stimulus check Example. Senior tax stimulus check A car door is accidentally slammed on your hand, breaking the setting of your diamond ring. Senior tax stimulus check The diamond falls from the ring and is never found. Senior tax stimulus check The loss of the diamond is a casualty. Senior tax stimulus check Losses from Ponzi-type investment schemes. Senior tax stimulus check   If you had a loss from a Ponzi-type investment scheme, see: Revenue Ruling 2009-9, 2009-14 I. Senior tax stimulus check R. Senior tax stimulus check B. Senior tax stimulus check 735 (available at www. Senior tax stimulus check irs. Senior tax stimulus check gov/irb/2009-14_IRB/ar07. Senior tax stimulus check html). Senior tax stimulus check Revenue Procedure 2009-20, 2009-14 I. Senior tax stimulus check R. Senior tax stimulus check B. Senior tax stimulus check 749 (available at www. Senior tax stimulus check irs. Senior tax stimulus check gov/irb/2009-14_IRB/ar11. Senior tax stimulus check html). Senior tax stimulus check Revenue Procedure 2011-58, 2011-50 I. Senior tax stimulus check R. Senior tax stimulus check B. Senior tax stimulus check 849 (available at www. Senior tax stimulus check irs. Senior tax stimulus check gov/irb/2011-50_IRB/ar11. Senior tax stimulus check html). Senior tax stimulus check If you qualify to use Revenue Procedure 2009-20, as modified by Revenue Procedure 2011-58, and you choose to follow the procedures in the guidance, first fill out Section C of Form 4684 to determine the amount to enter on Section B, line 28. Senior tax stimulus check Skip lines 19 to 27. Senior tax stimulus check Section C of Form 4684 replaces Appendix A in Revenue Procedure 2009-20. Senior tax stimulus check You do not need to complete Appendix A. Senior tax stimulus check For more information, see the above revenue ruling and revenue procedures, and the Instructions for Form 4684. Senior tax stimulus check   If you choose not to use the procedures in Revenue Procedure 2009-20, you may claim your theft loss by filling out Section B, lines 19 to 39, as appropriate. Senior tax stimulus check Loss on Deposits A loss on deposits can occur when a bank, credit union, or other financial institution becomes insolvent or bankrupt. Senior tax stimulus check If you incurred this type of loss, you can choose one of the following ways to deduct the loss. Senior tax stimulus check As a casualty loss. Senior tax stimulus check As an ordinary loss. Senior tax stimulus check As a nonbusiness bad debt. Senior tax stimulus check Casualty loss or ordinary loss. Senior tax stimulus check   You can choose to deduct a loss on deposits as a casualty loss or as an ordinary loss for any year in which you can reasonably estimate how much of your deposits you have lost in an insolvent or bankrupt financial institution. Senior tax stimulus check The choice is generally made on the return you file for that year and applies to all your losses on deposits for the year in that particular financial institution. Senior tax stimulus check If you treat the loss as a casualty or ordinary loss, you cannot treat the same amount of the loss as a nonbusiness bad debt when it actually becomes worthless. Senior tax stimulus check However, you can take a nonbusiness bad debt deduction for any amount of loss that is more than the estimated amount you deducted as a casualty or ordinary loss. Senior tax stimulus check Once you make this choice, you cannot change it without permission from the Internal Revenue Service. Senior tax stimulus check   If you claim an ordinary loss, report it as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 23. Senior tax stimulus check The maximum amount you can claim is $20,000 ($10,000 if you are married filing separately) reduced by any expected state insurance proceeds. Senior tax stimulus check Your loss is subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Senior tax stimulus check You cannot choose to claim an ordinary loss if any part of the deposit is federally insured. Senior tax stimulus check Nonbusiness bad debt. Senior tax stimulus check   If you do not choose to deduct the loss as a casualty loss or as an ordinary loss, you must wait until the year the actual loss is determined and deduct the loss as a nonbusiness bad debt in that year. Senior tax stimulus check How to report. Senior tax stimulus check   The kind of deduction you choose for your loss on deposits determines how you report your loss. Senior tax stimulus check If you choose: Casualty loss — report it on Form 4684 first and then on Schedule A (Form 1040). Senior tax stimulus check Ordinary loss — report it on Schedule A (Form 1040) as a miscellaneous itemized deduction. Senior tax stimulus check Nonbusiness bad debt — report it on Form 8949 first and then on Schedule D (Form 1040). Senior tax stimulus check More information. Senior tax stimulus check   For more information, see Special Treatment for Losses on Deposits in Insolvent or Bankrupt Financial Institutions in the Instructions for Form 4684 or Deposit in Insolvent or Bankrupt Financial Institution in Publication 550. Senior tax stimulus check Proof of Loss To deduct a casualty or theft loss, you must be able to prove that you had a casualty or theft. Senior tax stimulus check You also must be able to support the amount you take as a deduction. Senior tax stimulus check Casualty loss proof. Senior tax stimulus check   For a casualty loss, your records should show all the following. Senior tax stimulus check The type of casualty (car accident, fire, storm, etc. Senior tax stimulus check ) and when it occurred. Senior tax stimulus check That the loss was a direct result of the casualty. Senior tax stimulus check That you were the owner of the property or, if you leased the property from someone else, that you were contractually liable to the owner for the damage. Senior tax stimulus check Whether a claim for reimbursement exists for which there is a reasonable expectation of recovery. Senior tax stimulus check Theft loss proof. Senior tax stimulus check   For a theft loss, your records should show all the following. Senior tax stimulus check When you discovered that your property was missing. Senior tax stimulus check That your property was stolen. Senior tax stimulus check That you were the owner of the property. Senior tax stimulus check Whether a claim for reimbursement exists for which there is a reasonable expectation of recovery. Senior tax stimulus check It is important that you have records that will prove your deduction. Senior tax stimulus check If you do not have the actual records to support your deduction, you can use other satisfactory evidence to support it. Senior tax stimulus check Figuring a Loss Figure the amount of your loss using the following steps. Senior tax stimulus check Determine your adjusted basis in the property before the casualty or theft. Senior tax stimulus check Determine the decrease in fair market value of the property as a result of the casualty or theft. Senior tax stimulus check From the smaller of the amounts you determined in (1) and (2), subtract any insurance or other reimbursement you received or expect to receive. Senior tax stimulus check For personal-use property and property used in performing services as an employee, apply the deduction limits, discussed later, to determine the amount of your deductible loss. Senior tax stimulus check Gain from reimbursement. Senior tax stimulus check   If your reimbursement is more than your adjusted basis in the property, you have a gain. Senior tax stimulus check This is true even if the decrease in the FMV of the property is smaller than your adjusted basis. Senior tax stimulus check If you have a gain, you may have to pay tax on it, or you may be able to postpone reporting the gain. Senior tax stimulus check See Publication 547 for more information on how to treat a gain from a reimbursement for a casualty or theft. Senior tax stimulus check Leased property. Senior tax stimulus check   If you are liable for casualty damage to property you lease, your loss is the amount you must pay to repair the property minus any insurance or other reimbursement you receive or expect to receive. Senior tax stimulus check Decrease in Fair Market Value Fair market value (FMV) is the price for which you could sell your property to a willing buyer when neither of you has to sell or buy and both of you know all the relevant facts. Senior tax stimulus check The decrease in FMV used to figure the amount of a casualty or theft loss is the difference between the property's fair market value immediately before and immediately after the casualty or theft. Senior tax stimulus check FMV of stolen property. Senior tax stimulus check   The FMV of property immediately after a theft is considered to be zero, since you no longer have the property. Senior tax stimulus check Example. Senior tax stimulus check Several years ago, you purchased silver dollars at face value for $150. Senior tax stimulus check This is your adjusted basis in the property. Senior tax stimulus check Your silver dollars were stolen this year. Senior tax stimulus check The FMV of the coins was $1,000 just before they were stolen, and insurance did not cover them. Senior tax stimulus check Your theft loss is $150. Senior tax stimulus check Recovered stolen property. Senior tax stimulus check   Recovered stolen property is your property that was stolen and later returned to you. Senior tax stimulus check If you recovered property after you had already taken a theft loss deduction, you must refigure your loss using the smaller of the property's adjusted basis (explained later) or the decrease in FMV from the time just before it was stolen until the time it was recovered. Senior tax stimulus check Use this amount to refigure your total loss for the year in which the loss was deducted. Senior tax stimulus check   If your refigured loss is less than the loss you deducted, you generally have to report the difference as income in the recovery year. Senior tax stimulus check But report the difference only up to the amount of the loss that reduced your tax. Senior tax stimulus check For more information on the amount to report, see Recoveries in chapter 12. Senior tax stimulus check Figuring Decrease in FMV— Items To Consider To figure the decrease in FMV because of a casualty or theft, you generally need a competent appraisal. Senior tax stimulus check However, other measures can also be used to establish certain decreases. Senior tax stimulus check Appraisal. Senior tax stimulus check   An appraisal to determine the difference between the FMV of the property immediately before a casualty or theft and immediately afterward should be made by a competent appraiser. Senior tax stimulus check The appraiser must recognize the effects of any general market decline that may occur along with the casualty. Senior tax stimulus check This information is needed to limit any deduction to the actual loss resulting from damage to the property. Senior tax stimulus check   Several factors are important in evaluating the accuracy of an appraisal, including the following. Senior tax stimulus check The appraiser's familiarity with your property before and after the casualty or theft. Senior tax stimulus check The appraiser's knowledge of sales of comparable property in the area. Senior tax stimulus check The appraiser's knowledge of conditions in the area of the casualty. Senior tax stimulus check The appraiser's method of appraisal. Senior tax stimulus check    You may be able to use an appraisal that you used to get a federal loan (or a federal loan guarantee) as the result of a federally declared disaster to establish the amount of your disaster loss. Senior tax stimulus check For more information on disasters, see Disaster Area Losses, in Pub. Senior tax stimulus check 547. Senior tax stimulus check Cost of cleaning up or making repairs. Senior tax stimulus check   The cost of repairing damaged property is not part of a casualty loss. Senior tax stimulus check Neither is the cost of cleaning up after a casualty. Senior tax stimulus check But you can use the cost of cleaning up or making repairs after a casualty as a measure of the decrease in FMV if you meet all the following conditions. Senior tax stimulus check The repairs are actually made. Senior tax stimulus check The repairs are necessary to bring the property back to its condition before the casualty. Senior tax stimulus check The amount spent for repairs is not excessive. Senior tax stimulus check The repairs take care of the damage only. Senior tax stimulus check The value of the property after the repairs is not, due to the repairs, more than the value of the property before the casualty. Senior tax stimulus check Landscaping. Senior tax stimulus check   The cost of restoring landscaping to its original condition after a casualty may indicate the decrease in FMV. Senior tax stimulus check You may be able to measure your loss by what you spend on the following. Senior tax stimulus check Removing destroyed or damaged trees and shrubs minus any salvage you receive. Senior tax stimulus check Pruning and other measures taken to preserve damaged trees and shrubs. Senior tax stimulus check Replanting necessary to restore the property to its approximate value before the casualty. Senior tax stimulus check Car value. Senior tax stimulus check    Books issued by various automobile organizations that list your car may be useful in figuring the value of your car. Senior tax stimulus check You can use the book's retail values and modify them by such factors as mileage and the condition of your car to figure its value. Senior tax stimulus check The prices are not official, but they may be useful in determining value and suggesting relative prices for comparison with current sales and offerings in your area. Senior tax stimulus check If your car is not listed in the books, determine its value from other sources. Senior tax stimulus check A dealer's offer for your car as a trade-in on a new car is not usually a measure of its true value. Senior tax stimulus check Figuring Decrease in FMV— Items Not To Consider You generally should not consider the following items when attempting to establish the decrease in FMV of your property. Senior tax stimulus check Cost of protection. Senior tax stimulus check   The cost of protecting your property against a casualty or theft is not part of a casualty or theft loss. Senior tax stimulus check The amount you spend on insurance or to board up your house against a storm is not part of your loss. Senior tax stimulus check   If you make permanent improvements to your property to protect it against a casualty or theft, add the cost of these improvements to your basis in the property. Senior tax stimulus check An example would be the cost of a dike to prevent flooding. Senior tax stimulus check Exception. Senior tax stimulus check   You cannot increase your basis in the property by, or deduct as a business expense, any expenditures you made with respect to qualified disaster mitigation payments. Senior tax stimulus check See Disaster Area Losses in Publication 547. Senior tax stimulus check Incidental expenses. Senior tax stimulus check   Any incidental expenses you have due to a casualty or theft, such as expenses for the treatment of personal injuries, for temporary housing, or for a rental car, are not part of your casualty or theft loss. Senior tax stimulus check Replacement cost. Senior tax stimulus check   The cost of replacing stolen or destroyed property is not part of a casualty or theft loss. Senior tax stimulus check Sentimental value. Senior tax stimulus check   Do not consider sentimental value when determining your loss. Senior tax stimulus check If a family portrait, heirloom, or keepsake is damaged, destroyed, or stolen, you must base your loss on its FMV, as limited by your adjusted basis in the property. Senior tax stimulus check Decline in market value of property in or near casualty area. Senior tax stimulus check   A decrease in the value of your property because it is in or near an area that suffered a casualty, or that might again suffer a casualty, is not to be taken into consideration. Senior tax stimulus check You have a loss only for actual casualty damage to your property. Senior tax stimulus check However, if your home is in a federally declared disaster area, see Disaster Area Losses in Publication 547. Senior tax stimulus check Costs of photographs and appraisals. Senior tax stimulus check    Photographs taken after a casualty will be helpful in establishing the condition and value of the property after it was damaged. Senior tax stimulus check Photographs showing the condition of the property after it was repaired, restored, or replaced may also be helpful. Senior tax stimulus check    Appraisals are used to figure the decrease in FMV because of a casualty or theft. Senior tax stimulus check See Appraisal , earlier, under Figuring Decrease in FMV — Items To Consider, for information about appraisals. Senior tax stimulus check   The costs of photographs and appraisals used as evidence of the value and condition of property damaged as a result of a casualty are not a part of the loss. Senior tax stimulus check You can claim these costs as a miscellaneous itemized deduction subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit on Schedule A (Form 1040). Senior tax stimulus check For information about miscellaneous deductions, see chapter 28. Senior tax stimulus check Adjusted Basis Adjusted basis is your basis in the property (usually cost) increased or decreased by various events, such as improvements and casualty losses. Senior tax stimulus check For more information, see chapter 13. Senior tax stimulus check Insurance and Other Reimbursements If you receive an insurance payment or other type of reimbursement, you must subtract the reimbursement when you figure your loss. Senior tax stimulus check You do not have a casualty or theft loss to the extent you are reimbursed. Senior tax stimulus check If you expect to be reimbursed for part or all of your loss, you must subtract the expected reimbursement when you figure your loss. Senior tax stimulus check You must reduce your loss even if you do not receive payment until a later tax year. Senior tax stimulus check See Reimbursement Received After Deducting Loss , later. Senior tax stimulus check Failure to file a claim for reimbursement. Senior tax stimulus check   If your property is covered by insurance, you must file a timely insurance claim for reimbursement of your loss. Senior tax stimulus check Otherwise, you cannot deduct this loss as a casualty or theft loss. Senior tax stimulus check However, this rule does not apply to the portion of the loss not covered by insurance (for example, a deductible). Senior tax stimulus check Example. Senior tax stimulus check You have a car insurance policy with a $1,000 deductible. Senior tax stimulus check Because your insurance did not cover the first $1,000 of an auto collision, the $1,000 would be deductible (subject to the deduction limits discussed later). Senior tax stimulus check This is true even if you do not file an insurance claim, because your insurance policy would never have reimbursed you for the deductible. Senior tax stimulus check Types of Reimbursements The most common type of reimbursement is an insurance payment for your stolen or damaged property. Senior tax stimulus check Other types of reimbursements are discussed next. Senior tax stimulus check Also see the Instructions for Form 4684. Senior tax stimulus check Employer's emergency disaster fund. Senior tax stimulus check   If you receive money from your employer's emergency disaster fund and you must use that money to rehabilitate or replace property on which you are claiming a casualty loss deduction, you must take that money into consideration in computing the casualty loss deduction. Senior tax stimulus check Take into consideration only the amount you used to replace your destroyed or damaged property. Senior tax stimulus check Example. Senior tax stimulus check Your home was extensively damaged by a tornado. Senior tax stimulus check Your loss after reimbursement from your insurance company was $10,000. Senior tax stimulus check Your employer set up a disaster relief fund for its employees. Senior tax stimulus check Employees receiving money from the fund had to use it to rehabilitate or replace their damaged or destroyed property. Senior tax stimulus check You received $4,000 from the fund and spent the entire amount on repairs to your home. Senior tax stimulus check In figuring your casualty loss, you must reduce your unreimbursed loss ($10,000) by the $4,000 you received from your employer's fund. Senior tax stimulus check Your casualty loss before applying the deduction limits discussed later is $6,000. Senior tax stimulus check Cash gifts. Senior tax stimulus check   If you receive excludable cash gifts as a disaster victim and there are no limits on how you can use the money, you do not reduce your casualty loss by these excludable cash gifts. Senior tax stimulus check This applies even if you use the money to pay for repairs to property damaged in the disaster. Senior tax stimulus check Example. Senior tax stimulus check Your home was damaged by a hurricane. Senior tax stimulus check Relatives and neighbors made cash gifts to you that were excludable from your income. Senior tax stimulus check You used part of the cash gifts to pay for repairs to your home. Senior tax stimulus check There were no limits or restrictions on how you could use the cash gifts. Senior tax stimulus check Because it was an excludable gift, the money you received and used to pay for repairs to your home does not reduce your casualty loss on the damaged home. Senior tax stimulus check Insurance payments for living expenses. Senior tax stimulus check   You do not reduce your casualty loss by insurance payments you receive to cover living expenses in either of the following situations. Senior tax stimulus check You lose the use of your main home because of a casualty. Senior tax stimulus check Government authorities do not allow you access to your main home because of a casualty or threat of one. Senior tax stimulus check Inclusion in income. Senior tax stimulus check   If these insurance payments are more than the temporary increase in your living expenses, you must include the excess in your income. Senior tax stimulus check Report this amount on Form 1040, line 21. Senior tax stimulus check However, if the casualty occurs in a federally declared disaster area, none of the insurance payments are taxable. Senior tax stimulus check See Qualified disaster relief payments, under Disaster Area Losses in Publication 547. Senior tax stimulus check   A temporary increase in your living expenses is the difference between the actual living expenses you and your family incurred during the period you could not use your home and your normal living expenses for that period. Senior tax stimulus check Actual living expenses are the reasonable and necessary expenses incurred because of the loss of your main home. Senior tax stimulus check Generally, these expenses include the amounts you pay for the following. Senior tax stimulus check Rent for suitable housing. Senior tax stimulus check Transportation. Senior tax stimulus check Food. Senior tax stimulus check Utilities. Senior tax stimulus check Miscellaneous services. Senior tax stimulus check Normal living expenses consist of these same expenses that you would have incurred but did not because of the casualty or the threat of one. Senior tax stimulus check Example. Senior tax stimulus check As a result of a fire, you vacated your apartment for a month and moved to a motel. Senior tax stimulus check You normally pay $525 a month for rent. Senior tax stimulus check None was charged for the month the apartment was vacated. Senior tax stimulus check Your motel rent for this month was $1,200. Senior tax stimulus check You normally pay $200 a month for food. Senior tax stimulus check Your food expenses for the month you lived in the motel were $400. Senior tax stimulus check You received $1,100 from your insurance company to cover your living expenses. Senior tax stimulus check You determine the payment you must include in income as follows. Senior tax stimulus check 1) Insurance payment for living expenses $1,100 2) Actual expenses during the month you are unable to use your home because of fire 1,600   3) Normal living expenses 725   4) Temporary increase in living  expenses: Subtract line 3 from line 2 875 5) Amount of payment includible  in income: Subtract line 4  from line 1 $ 225 Tax year of inclusion. Senior tax stimulus check   You include the taxable part of the insurance payment in income for the year you regain the use of your main home or, if later, for the year you receive the taxable part of the insurance payment. Senior tax stimulus check Example. Senior tax stimulus check Your main home was destroyed by a tornado in August 2011. Senior tax stimulus check You regained use of your home in November 2012. Senior tax stimulus check The insurance payments you received in 2011 and 2012 were $1,500 more than the temporary increase in your living expenses during those years. Senior tax stimulus check You include this amount in income on your 2012 Form 1040. Senior tax stimulus check If, in 2013, you receive further payments to cover the living expenses you had in 2011 and 2012, you must include those payments in income on your 2013 Form 1040. Senior tax stimulus check Disaster relief. Senior tax stimulus check   Food, medical supplies, and other forms of assistance you receive do not reduce your casualty loss unless they are replacements for lost or destroyed property. Senior tax stimulus check Qualified disaster relief payments you receive for expenses you incurred as a result of a federally declared disaster are not taxable income to you. Senior tax stimulus check For more information, see Disaster Area Losses in Publication 547. Senior tax stimulus check Disaster unemployment assistance payments are unemployment benefits that are taxable. Senior tax stimulus check Generally, disaster relief grants and qualified disaster mitigation payments made under the Robert T. Senior tax stimulus check Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act or the National Flood Insurance Act (as in effect on April 15, 2005) are not includible in your income. Senior tax stimulus check See Disaster Area Losses in Publication 547. Senior tax stimulus check Reimbursement Received After Deducting Loss If you figured your casualty or theft loss using your expected reimbursement, you may have to adjust your tax return for the tax year in which you receive your actual reimbursement. Senior tax stimulus check This section explains the adjustment you may have to make. Senior tax stimulus check Actual reimbursement less than expected. Senior tax stimulus check   If you later receive less reimbursement than you expected, include that difference as a loss with your other losses (if any) on your return for the year in which you can reasonably expect no more reimbursement. Senior tax stimulus check Example. Senior tax stimulus check Your personal car had an FMV of $2,000 when it was destroyed in a collision with another car in 2012. Senior tax stimulus check The accident was due to the negligence of the other driver. Senior tax stimulus check At the end of 2012, there was a reasonable prospect that the owner of the other car would reimburse you in full. Senior tax stimulus check You did not have a deductible loss in 2012. Senior tax stimulus check In January 2013, the court awarded you a judgment of $2,000. Senior tax stimulus check However, in July it became apparent that you will be unable to collect any amount from the other driver. Senior tax stimulus check You can deduct the loss in 2013 subject to the limits discussed later. Senior tax stimulus check Actual reimbursement more than expected. Senior tax stimulus check   If you later receive more reimbursement than you expected after you claimed a deduction for the loss, you may have to include the extra reimbursement in your income for the year you receive it. Senior tax stimulus check However, if any part of the original deduction did not reduce your tax for the earlier year, do not include that part of the reimbursement in your income. Senior tax stimulus check You do not refigure your tax for the year you claimed the deduction. Senior tax stimulus check For more information, see Recoveries in chapter 12. Senior tax stimulus check If the total of all the reimbursements you receive is more than your adjusted basis in the destroyed or stolen property, you will have a gain on the casualty or theft. Senior tax stimulus check If you have already taken a deduction for a loss and you receive the reimbursement in a later year, you may have to include the gain in your income for the later year. Senior tax stimulus check Include the gain as ordinary income up to the amount of your deduction that reduced your tax for the earlier year. Senior tax stimulus check See Figuring a Gain in Publication 547 for more information on how to treat a gain from the reimbursement of a casualty or theft. Senior tax stimulus check Actual reimbursement same as expected. Senior tax stimulus check   If you receive exactly the reimbursement you expected to receive, you do not have to include any of the reimbursement in your income and you cannot deduct any additional loss. Senior tax stimulus check Example. Senior tax stimulus check In December 2013, you had a collision while driving your personal car. Senior tax stimulus check Repairs to the car cost $950. Senior tax stimulus check You had $100 deductible collision insurance. Senior tax stimulus check Your insurance company agreed to reimburse you for the rest of the damage. Senior tax stimulus check Because you expected a reimbursement from the insurance company, you did not have a casualty loss deduction in 2013. Senior tax stimulus check Due to the $100 rule (discussed later under Deduction Limits ), you cannot deduct the $100 you paid as the deductible. Senior tax stimulus check When you receive the $850 from the insurance company in 2014, do not report it as income. Senior tax stimulus check Single Casualty on Multiple Properties Personal property. Senior tax stimulus check   Personal property is any property that is not real property. Senior tax stimulus check If your personal property is stolen or is damaged or destroyed by a casualty, you must figure your loss separately for each item of property. Senior tax stimulus check Then combine these separate losses to figure the total loss from that casualty or theft. Senior tax stimulus check Example. Senior tax stimulus check A fire in your home destroyed an upholstered chair, an oriental rug, and an antique table. Senior tax stimulus check You did not have fire insurance to cover your loss. Senior tax stimulus check (This was the only casualty or theft you had during the year. Senior tax stimulus check ) You paid $750 for the chair and you established that it had an FMV of $500 just before the fire. Senior tax stimulus check The rug cost $3,000 and had an FMV of $2,500 just before the fire. Senior tax stimulus check You bought the table at an auction for $100 before discovering it was an antique. Senior tax stimulus check It had been appraised at $900 before the fire. Senior tax stimulus check You figure your loss on each of these items as follows:     Chair Rug Table 1) Basis (cost) $750 $3,000 $100 2) FMV before fire $500 $2,500 $900 3) FMV after fire –0– –0– –0– 4) Decrease in FMV $500 $2,500 $900 5) Loss (smaller of (1) or  (4)) $500 $2,500 $100           6) Total loss     $3,100 Real property. Senior tax stimulus check   In figuring a casualty loss on personal-use real property, treat the entire property (including any improvements, such as buildings, trees, and shrubs) as one item. Senior tax stimulus check Figure the loss using the smaller of the adjusted basis or the decrease in FMV of the entire property. Senior tax stimulus check Example. Senior tax stimulus check You bought your home a few years ago. Senior tax stimulus check You paid $160,000 ($20,000 for the land and $140,000 for the house). Senior tax stimulus check You also spent $2,000 for landscaping. Senior tax stimulus check This year a fire destroyed your home. Senior tax stimulus check The fire also damaged the shrubbery and trees in your yard. Senior tax stimulus check The fire was your only casualty or theft loss this year. Senior tax stimulus check Competent appraisers valued the property as a whole at $200,000 before the fire, but only $30,000 after the fire. Senior tax stimulus check (The loss to your household furnishings is not shown in this example. Senior tax stimulus check It would be figured separately on each item, as explained earlier under Personal property . Senior tax stimulus check ) Shortly after the fire, the insurance company paid you $155,000 for the loss. Senior tax stimulus check You figure your casualty loss as follows: 1) Adjusted basis of the entire property (land, building, and landscaping) $162,000 2) FMV of entire property before fire $200,000 3) FMV of entire property after fire 30,000 4) Decrease in FMV of entire  property $170,000 5) Loss (smaller of (1) or (4)) $162,000 6) Subtract insurance 155,000 7) Amount of loss after reimbursement $7,000 Deduction Limits After you have figured your casualty or theft loss, you must figure how much of the loss you can deduct. Senior tax stimulus check If the loss was to property for your personal use or your family's use, there are two limits on the amount you can deduct for your casualty or theft loss. Senior tax stimulus check You must reduce each casualty or theft loss by $100 ($100 rule). Senior tax stimulus check You must further reduce the total of all your casualty or theft losses by 10% of your adjusted gross income (10% rule). Senior tax stimulus check You make these reductions on Form 4684. Senior tax stimulus check These rules are explained next and Table 25-1 summarizes how to apply the $100 rule and the 10% rule in various situations. Senior tax stimulus check For more detailed explanations and examples, see Publication 547. Senior tax stimulus check Table 25-1. Senior tax stimulus check How To Apply the Deduction Limits for Personal-Use Property   $100 Rule 10% Rule General Application You must reduce each casualty or theft loss by $100 when figuring your deduction. Senior tax stimulus check Apply this rule after you have figured the amount of your loss. Senior tax stimulus check You must reduce your total casualty or theft loss by 10% of your adjusted gross income. Senior tax stimulus check Apply this rule after you reduce each loss by $100 (the $100 rule). Senior tax stimulus check Single Event Apply this rule only once, even if many pieces of property are affected. Senior tax stimulus check Apply this rule only once, even if many pieces of property are affected. Senior tax stimulus check More Than One Event Apply to the loss from each event. Senior tax stimulus check Apply to the total of all your losses from all events. Senior tax stimulus check More Than One Person— With Loss From the Same Event (other than a married couple filing jointly) Apply separately to each person. Senior tax stimulus check Apply separately to each person. Senior tax stimulus check Married Couple—With Loss From the Same Event Filing Jointly Apply as if you were one person. Senior tax stimulus check Apply as if you were one person. Senior tax stimulus check Filing Separately Apply separately to each spouse. Senior tax stimulus check Apply separately to each spouse. Senior tax stimulus check More Than One Owner (other than a married couple filing jointly) Apply separately to each owner of jointly owned property. Senior tax stimulus check Apply separately to each owner of jointly owned property. Senior tax stimulus check Property used partly for business and partly for personal purposes. Senior tax stimulus check   When property is used partly for personal purposes and partly for business or income-producing purposes, the casualty or theft loss deduction must be figured separately for the personal-use part and for the business or income-producing part. Senior tax stimulus check You must figure each loss separately because the $100 rule and the 10% rule apply only to the loss on the personal-use part of the property. Senior tax stimulus check $100 Rule After you have figured your casualty or theft loss on personal-use property, you must reduce that loss by $100. Senior tax stimulus check This reduction applies to each total casualty or theft loss. Senior tax stimulus check It does not matter how many pieces of property are involved in an event. Senior tax stimulus check Only a single $100 reduction applies. Senior tax stimulus check Example. Senior tax stimulus check A hailstorm damages your home and your car. Senior tax stimulus check Determine the amount of loss, as discussed earlier, for each of these items. Senior tax stimulus check Since the losses are due to a single event, you combine the losses and reduce the combined amount by $100. Senior tax stimulus check Single event. Senior tax stimulus check   Generally, events closely related in origin cause a single casualty. Senior tax stimulus check It is a single casualty when the damage is from two or more closely related causes, such as wind and flood damage caused by the same storm. Senior tax stimulus check 10% Rule You must reduce the total of all your casualty or theft losses on personal-use property by 10% of your adjusted gross income. Senior tax stimulus check Apply this rule after you reduce each loss by $100. Senior tax stimulus check For more information, see the Form 4684 instructions. Senior tax stimulus check If you have both gains and losses from casualties or thefts, see Gains and losses , later in this discussion. Senior tax stimulus check Example 1. Senior tax stimulus check In June, you discovered that your house had been burglarized. Senior tax stimulus check Your loss after insurance reimbursement was $2,000. Senior tax stimulus check Your adjusted gross income for the year you discovered the theft is $29,500. Senior tax stimulus check You first apply the $100 rule and then the 10% rule. Senior tax stimulus check Figure your theft loss deduction as follows. Senior tax stimulus check 1) Loss after insurance $2,000 2) Subtract $100 100 3) Loss after $100 rule $1,900 4) Subtract 10% × $29,500 AGI 2,950 5) Theft loss deduction –0– You do not have a theft loss deduction because your loss after you apply the $100 rule ($1,900) is less than 10% of your adjusted gross income ($2,950). Senior tax stimulus check Example 2. Senior tax stimulus check In March, you had a car accident that totally destroyed your car. Senior tax stimulus check You did not have collision insurance on your car, so you did not receive any insurance reimbursement. Senior tax stimulus check Your loss on the car was $1,800. Senior tax stimulus check In November, a fire damaged your basement and totally destroyed the furniture, washer, dryer, and other items stored there. Senior tax stimulus check Your loss on the basement items after reimbursement was $2,100. Senior tax stimulus check Your adjusted gross income for the year that the accident and fire occurred is $25,000. Senior tax stimulus check You figure your casualty loss deduction as follows. Senior tax stimulus check       Base-     Car ment 1) Loss $1,800 $2,100 2) Subtract $100 per incident 100 100 3) Loss after $100 rule $1,700 $2,000 4) Total loss $3,700 5) Subtract 10% × $25,000 AGI 2,500 6) Casualty loss deduction $1,200 Gains and losses. Senior tax stimulus check   If you had both gains and losses from casualties or thefts to personal-use property, you must compare your total gains to your total losses. Senior tax stimulus check Do this after you have reduced each loss by any reimbursements and by $100, but before you have reduced the losses by 10% of your adjusted gross income. Senior tax stimulus check Casualty or theft gains do not include gains you choose to postpone. Senior tax stimulus check See Publication 547 for information on the postponement of gain. Senior tax stimulus check Losses more than gains. Senior tax stimulus check   If your losses are more than your recognized gains, subtract your gains from your losses and reduce the result by 10% of your adjusted gross income. Senior tax stimulus check The rest, if any, is your deductible loss from personal-use property. Senior tax stimulus check Gains more than losses. Senior tax stimulus check   If your recognized gains are more than your losses, subtract your losses from your gains. Senior tax stimulus check The difference is treated as capital gain and must be reported on Schedule D (Form 1040). Senior tax stimulus check The 10% rule does not apply to your gains. Senior tax stimulus check When To Report Gains and Losses Gains. Senior tax stimulus check   If you receive an insurance or other reimbursement that is more than your adjusted basis in the destroyed or stolen property, you have a gain from the casualty or theft. Senior tax stimulus check You must include this gain in your income in the year you receive the reimbursement, unless you choose to postpone reporting the gain as explained in Publication 547. Senior tax stimulus check If you have a loss, see Table 25-2 . Senior tax stimulus check Table 25-2. Senior tax stimulus check When To Deduct a Loss IF you have a loss. Senior tax stimulus check . Senior tax stimulus check . Senior tax stimulus check THEN deduct it in the year. Senior tax stimulus check . Senior tax stimulus check . Senior tax stimulus check from a casualty, the loss occurred. Senior tax stimulus check in a federally declared disaster area, the disaster occurred or the year immediately before the disaster. Senior tax stimulus check from a theft, the theft was discovered. Senior tax stimulus check on a deposit treated as a:   • casualty or any ordinary loss, a reasonable estimate can be made. Senior tax stimulus check • bad debt, deposits are totally worthless. Senior tax stimulus check Losses. Senior tax stimulus check   Generally, you can deduct a casualty loss that is not reimbursable only in the tax year in which the casualty occurred. Senior tax stimulus check This is true even if you do not repair or replace the damaged property until a later year. Senior tax stimulus check   You can deduct theft losses that are not reimbursable only in the year you discover your property was stolen. Senior tax stimulus check   If you are not sure whether part of your casualty or theft loss will be reimbursed, do not deduct that part until the tax year when you become reasonably certain that it will not be reimbursed. Senior tax stimulus check Loss on deposits. Senior tax stimulus check   If your loss is a loss on deposits in an insolvent or bankrupt financial institution, see Loss on Deposits , earlier. Senior tax stimulus check Disaster Area Loss You generally must deduct a casualty loss in the year it occurred. Senior tax stimulus check However, if you have a casualty loss from a federally declared disaster that occurred in an area warranting public or individual assistance (or both), you can choose to deduct the loss on your tax return or amended return for either of the following years. Senior tax stimulus check The year the disaster occurred. Senior tax stimulus check The year immediately preceding the year the disaster occurred. Senior tax stimulus check Gains. Senior tax stimulus check    Special rules apply if you choose to postpone reporting gain on property damaged or destroyed in a federally declared disaster area. Senior tax stimulus check For those special rules, see Publication 547. Senior tax stimulus check Postponed tax deadlines. Senior tax stimulus check   The IRS may postpone for up to 1 year certain tax deadlines of taxpayers who are affected by a federally declared disaster. Senior tax stimulus check The tax deadlines the IRS may postpone include those for filing income and employment tax returns, paying income and employment taxes, and making contributions to a traditional IRA or Roth IRA. Senior tax stimulus check   If any tax deadline is postponed, the IRS will publicize the postponement in your area by publishing a news release, revenue ruling, revenue procedure, notice, announcement, or other guidance in the Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB). Senior tax stimulus check Go to www. Senior tax stimulus check irs. Senior tax stimulus check gov/uac/Tax-Relief-in-Disaster-Situations to find out if a tax deadline has been postponed for your area. Senior tax stimulus check Who is eligible. Senior tax stimulus check   If the IRS postpones a tax deadline, the following taxpayers are eligible for the postponement. Senior tax stimulus check Any individual whose main home is located in a covered disaster area (defined next). Senior tax stimulus check Any business entity or sole proprietor whose principal place of business is located in a covered disaster area. Senior tax stimulus check Any individual who is a relief worker affiliated with a recognized government or philanthropic organization who is assisting in a covered disaster area. Senior tax stimulus check Any individual, business entity, or sole proprietorship whose records are needed to meet a postponed tax deadline, provided those records are maintained in a covered disaster area. Senior tax stimulus check The main home or principal place of business does not have to be located in the covered disaster area. Senior tax stimulus check Any estate or trust that has tax records necessary to meet a postponed tax deadline, provided those records are maintained in a covered disaster area. Senior tax stimulus check The spouse on a joint return with a taxpayer who is eligible for postponements. Senior tax stimulus check Any individual, business entity, or sole proprietorship not located in a covered disaster area, but whose records necessary to meet a postponed tax deadline are located in the covered disaster area. Senior tax stimulus check Any individual visiting the covered disaster area who was killed or injured as a result of the disaster. Senior tax stimulus check Any other person determined by the IRS to be affected by a federally declared disaster. Senior tax stimulus check Covered disaster area. Senior tax stimulus check   This is an area of a federally declared disaster in which the IRS has decided to postpone tax deadlines for up to 1 year. Senior tax stimulus check Abatement of interest and penalties. Senior tax stimulus check   The IRS may abate the interest and penalties on underpaid income tax for the length of any postponement of tax deadlines. Senior tax stimulus check More information. Senior tax stimulus check   For more information, see Disaster Area Losses in Publication 547. Senior tax stimulus check How To Report Gains and Losses Use Form 4684 to report a gain or a deductible loss from a casualty or theft. Senior tax stimulus check If you have more than one casualty or theft, use a separate Form 4684 to determine your gain or loss for each event. Senior tax stimulus check Combine the gains and losses on one Form 4684. Senior tax stimulus check Follow the form instructions as to which lines to fill out. Senior tax stimulus check In addition, you must use the appropriate schedule to report a gain or loss. Senior tax stimulus check The schedule you use depends on whether you have a gain or loss. Senior tax stimulus check If you have a: Report it on: Gain Schedule D (Form 1040) Loss Schedule A (Form 1040) Adjustments to basis. Senior tax stimulus check   If you have a casualty or theft loss, you must decrease your basis in the property by any insurance or other reimbursement you receive, and by any deductible loss. Senior tax stimulus check Amounts you spend to restore your property after a casualty increase your adjusted basis. Senior tax stimulus check See Adjusted Basis in chapter 13 for more information. Senior tax stimulus check Net operating loss (NOL). Senior tax stimulus check    If your casualty or theft loss deduction causes your deductions for the year to be more than your income for the year, you may have an NOL. Senior tax stimulus check You can use an NOL to lower your tax in an earlier year, allowing you to get a refund for tax you have already paid. Senior tax stimulus check Or, you can use it to lower your tax in a later year. Senior tax stimulus check You do not have to be in business to have an NOL from a casualty or theft loss. Senior tax stimulus check For more information, see Publication 536, Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts. Senior tax stimulus check Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications