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Vt dept of taxes forms 12. Vt dept of taxes forms   Self-Employment Tax Table of Contents What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Why Pay Self-Employment Tax? How To Pay Self-Employment TaxReplacing a lost social security card. Vt dept of taxes forms Name change. Vt dept of taxes forms Penalty for underpayment of estimated tax. Vt dept of taxes forms Who Must Pay Self-Employment Tax?Limited partner. Vt dept of taxes forms Community property. Vt dept of taxes forms Figuring Self-Employment EarningsLandlord Participation in Farming Methods for Figuring Net EarningsRegular Method Farm Optional Method Nonfarm Optional Method Using Both Optional Methods Reporting Self-Employment Tax What's New for 2013 Tax rates. Vt dept of taxes forms  For tax years beginning in 2013, the social security part of the self-employment tax increases from 10. Vt dept of taxes forms 4% to 12. Vt dept of taxes forms 4%. Vt dept of taxes forms The Medicare part of the tax remains at 2. Vt dept of taxes forms 9%. Vt dept of taxes forms As a result, the self-employment tax is increased from 13. Vt dept of taxes forms 3% to 15. Vt dept of taxes forms 3%. Vt dept of taxes forms Additional Medicare Tax. Vt dept of taxes forms . Vt dept of taxes forms  For tax years beginning in 2013, a 0. Vt dept of taxes forms 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to your Medicare wages, Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income above a threshold amount. Vt dept of taxes forms Use Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax, to figure this tax. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information, see the Instructions for Form 8959. Vt dept of taxes forms Maximum net earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part (12. Vt dept of taxes forms 4%) of the self-employment tax increased to $113,700 for 2013. Vt dept of taxes forms There is no maximum limit on earnings subject to the Medicare part (2. Vt dept of taxes forms 9%). Vt dept of taxes forms What's New for 2014 Maximum net earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax for 2014 will be discussed in the 2013 Publication 334. Vt dept of taxes forms Introduction Self-employment tax (SE tax) is a social security and Medicare tax primarily for individuals who work for themselves. Vt dept of taxes forms It is similar to the social security and Medicare taxes withheld from the pay of most wage earners. Vt dept of taxes forms You usually have to pay SE tax if you are self-employed. Vt dept of taxes forms You are usually self-employed if you operate your own farm on land you either own or rent. Vt dept of taxes forms You have to figure SE tax on Schedule SE (Form 1040). Vt dept of taxes forms Farmers who have employees may have to pay the employer's share of social security and Medicare taxes, as well. Vt dept of taxes forms See chapter 13 for information on employment taxes. Vt dept of taxes forms Self-employment tax rate. Vt dept of taxes forms   For tax years beginning in 2013, the self-employment tax rate is 15. Vt dept of taxes forms 3%. Vt dept of taxes forms The rate consists of two parts: 12. Vt dept of taxes forms 4% for social security (old-age, survivors, and disability insurance) and 2. Vt dept of taxes forms 9% for Medicare (hospital insurance). Vt dept of taxes forms Topics - This chapter discusses: Why pay self-employment tax How to pay self-employment tax Who must pay self-employment tax Figuring self-employment earnings Landlord participation in farming Methods for figuring net earnings Reporting self-employment tax Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 541 Partnerships Form (and Instructions) 1040 U. Vt dept of taxes forms S. Vt dept of taxes forms Individual Income Tax Return Sch F (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Farming Sch SE (Form 1040) Self-Employment Tax 1065 U. Vt dept of taxes forms S. Vt dept of taxes forms Return of Partnership Income Sch K-1 (Form 1065) Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Vt dept of taxes forms See chapter 16 for information about getting publications and forms. Vt dept of taxes forms Why Pay Self-Employment Tax? Social security benefits are available to self-employed persons just as they are to wage earners. Vt dept of taxes forms Your payments of SE tax contribute to your coverage under the social security system. Vt dept of taxes forms Social security coverage provides you with retirement benefits, disability benefits, survivor benefits, and hospital insurance (Medicare) benefits. Vt dept of taxes forms How to become insured under social security. Vt dept of taxes forms   You must be insured under the social security system before you begin receiving social security benefits. Vt dept of taxes forms You are insured if you have the required number of credits (also called quarters of coverage). Vt dept of taxes forms Earning credits in 2013. Vt dept of taxes forms   You can earn a maximum of four credits per year. Vt dept of taxes forms For 2013, you earn one credit for each $1,160 of combined wages and self-employment earnings subject to social security tax. Vt dept of taxes forms You need $4,640 ($1,160 × 4) of combined wages and self-employment earnings subject to social security tax to earn four credits in 2013. Vt dept of taxes forms It does not matter whether the income is earned in 1 quarter or is spread over 2 or more quarters. Vt dept of taxes forms For an explanation of the number of credits you must have to be insured and the benefits available to you and your family under the social security program, consult your nearest Social Security Administration (SSA) office or visit the SSA website at www. Vt dept of taxes forms socialsecurity. Vt dept of taxes forms gov. Vt dept of taxes forms Making false statements to get or to increase social security benefits may subject you to penalties. Vt dept of taxes forms The Social Security Administration (SSA) time limit for posting self-employment earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms   Generally, the SSA will give you credit only for self-employment earnings reported on a tax return filed within 3 years, 3 months, and 15 days after the tax year you earned the income. Vt dept of taxes forms    If you file your tax return or report a change in your self-employment earnings after the SSA time limit for posting self-employment earnings, the SSA may change its records, but only to remove or reduce the amount. Vt dept of taxes forms The SSA will not change its records to increase your self-employment earnings after the SSA time limit listed above. Vt dept of taxes forms How To Pay Self-Employment Tax To pay SE tax, you must have a social security number (SSN) or an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Vt dept of taxes forms This section explains how to: Obtain an SSN or ITIN, and Pay your SE tax using estimated tax. Vt dept of taxes forms An ITIN does not entitle you to social security benefits. Vt dept of taxes forms Obtaining an ITIN does not change your immigration or employment status under U. Vt dept of taxes forms S. Vt dept of taxes forms law. Vt dept of taxes forms Obtaining a social security number. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you have never had an SSN, apply for one using Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. Vt dept of taxes forms The application is also available in Spanish. Vt dept of taxes forms You can get this form at any Social Security office or by calling 1-800-772-1213. Vt dept of taxes forms    You can also download Form SS-5 from the Social Security Administration website at  www. Vt dept of taxes forms socialsecurity. Vt dept of taxes forms gov. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you have a social security number from the time you were an employee, you must use that number. Vt dept of taxes forms Do not apply for a new one. Vt dept of taxes forms Replacing a lost social security card. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you have a number but lost your card, file Form SS-5. Vt dept of taxes forms You will get a new card showing your original number, not a new number. Vt dept of taxes forms Name change. Vt dept of taxes forms   If your name has changed since you received your social security card, complete Form SS-5 to report a name change. Vt dept of taxes forms Obtaining an individual taxpayer identification number. Vt dept of taxes forms   The IRS will issue you an ITIN, for tax use only, if you are a nonresident or resident alien and you do not have, and are not eligible to get, an SSN. Vt dept of taxes forms To apply for an ITIN, file Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. Vt dept of taxes forms You can get this form by calling 1-800-829-3676. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information on ITINs, see Publication 1915, Understanding Your IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. Vt dept of taxes forms Form W-7 and Publication 1915 are also available in Spanish. Vt dept of taxes forms    You can also download Form W-7 from the IRS website at IRS. Vt dept of taxes forms gov. Vt dept of taxes forms Paying estimated tax. Vt dept of taxes forms   Estimated tax is the method used to pay tax (including SE tax) on income not subject to withholding. Vt dept of taxes forms You generally have to make estimated tax payments if you expect to owe tax, including SE tax, of $1,000 or more when you file your return. Vt dept of taxes forms Use Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals, to figure and pay the tax. Vt dept of taxes forms   However, if at least two-thirds of your gross income for 2013 or 2014 was from farming and you file your 2014 Form 1040 and pay all the tax due by March 2, 2015, you do not have to pay any estimated tax. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information about estimated tax for farmers, see chapter 15. Vt dept of taxes forms Penalty for underpayment of estimated tax. Vt dept of taxes forms   You may have to pay a penalty if you do not pay enough estimated tax by its due date. Vt dept of taxes forms Who Must Pay Self-Employment Tax? You must pay SE tax and file Schedule SE (Form 1040) if your net earnings from self-employment were $400 or more. Vt dept of taxes forms The SE tax rules apply no matter how old you are and even if you are already receiving social security or Medicare benefits. Vt dept of taxes forms Aliens. Vt dept of taxes forms   Generally, resident aliens must pay self-employment tax under the same rules that apply to U. Vt dept of taxes forms S. Vt dept of taxes forms citizens. Vt dept of taxes forms Nonresident aliens are not subject to self-employment tax. Vt dept of taxes forms However, residents of the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or American Samoa are subject to self-employment tax, as they are considered U. Vt dept of taxes forms S. Vt dept of taxes forms residents for self-employment tax purposes. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information on aliens, see Publication 519, U. Vt dept of taxes forms S. Vt dept of taxes forms Tax Guide for Aliens. Vt dept of taxes forms Are you self-employed?   You are self-employed if you carry on a trade or business (such as running a farm) as a sole proprietor, an independent contractor, a member of a partnership, or are otherwise in business for yourself. Vt dept of taxes forms A trade or business is generally an activity carried on for a livelihood or in good faith to make a profit. Vt dept of taxes forms Share farmer. Vt dept of taxes forms   You are a self-employed farmer under an income-sharing arrangement if both the following apply. Vt dept of taxes forms You produce a crop or raise livestock on land belonging to another person. Vt dept of taxes forms Your share of the crop or livestock, or the proceeds from their sale, depends on the amount produced. Vt dept of taxes forms Your net farm profit or loss from the income-sharing arrangement is reported on Schedule F (Form 1040) and included in your self-employment earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you produce a crop or livestock on land belonging to another person and are to receive a specified rate of pay, a fixed sum of money, or a fixed quantity of the crop or livestock, and not a share of the crop or livestock or their proceeds, you may be either self-employed or an employee of the landowner. Vt dept of taxes forms This will depend on whether the landowner has the right to direct or control your performance of services. Vt dept of taxes forms Example. Vt dept of taxes forms A share farmer produces a crop on land owned by another person on a 50-50 crop-share basis. Vt dept of taxes forms Under the terms of their agreement, the share farmer furnishes the labor and half the cost of seed and fertilizer. Vt dept of taxes forms The landowner furnishes the machinery and equipment used to produce and harvest the crop, and half the cost of seed and fertilizer. Vt dept of taxes forms The share farmer is provided a house in which to live. Vt dept of taxes forms The landowner and the share farmer decide on a cropping plan. Vt dept of taxes forms The share farmer is a self-employed farmer for purposes of the agreement to produce the crops, and the share farmer's part of the profit or loss from the crops is reported on Schedule F (Form 1040) and included in self-employment earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms The tax treatment of the landowner is discussed later under Landlord Participation in Farming. Vt dept of taxes forms Contract farming. Vt dept of taxes forms   Under typical contract farming arrangements, the grower receives a fixed payment per unit of crops or finished livestock delivered to the processor or packing company. Vt dept of taxes forms Since the grower typically furnishes labor and bears some production risk, the payments are reported on Schedule F and are therefore subject to self-employment tax. Vt dept of taxes forms 4-H Club or FFA project. Vt dept of taxes forms   If an individual participates in a 4-H Club or Future Farmers of America (FFA) project, any net income received from sales or prizes related to the project may be subject to income tax. Vt dept of taxes forms Report the net income as “Other income” on line 21 of Form 1040. Vt dept of taxes forms If necessary, attach a statement showing the gross income and expenses. Vt dept of taxes forms The net income may not be subject to SE tax if the project is primarily for educational purposes and not for profit, and is completed by the individual under the rules and economic restrictions of the sponsoring 4-H or FFA organization. Vt dept of taxes forms Such a project is generally not considered a trade or business. Vt dept of taxes forms Partners in a partnership. Vt dept of taxes forms   Generally, you are self-employed if you are a member of a partnership that carries on a trade or business. Vt dept of taxes forms Limited partner. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you are a limited partner, your partnership income is generally not subject to SE tax. Vt dept of taxes forms However, guaranteed payments you receive for services you perform for the partnership are subject to SE tax and should be reported to you in box 14 of your Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). Vt dept of taxes forms Business Owned and Operated by Spouses. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you and your spouse jointly own and operate a farm as an unincorporated business and share in the profits and losses, you are partners in a partnership whether or not you have a formal partnership agreement. Vt dept of taxes forms You must file Form 1065, instead of Schedule F, unless you make a joint election to be treated as a qualified joint venture. Vt dept of taxes forms Making this election will allow you to avoid the complexity of Form 1065 but still give each spouse credit for social security earnings on which retirement benefits are based. Vt dept of taxes forms Qualified joint venture. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you and your spouse each materially participate as the only members of a jointly owned and operated farm, and you file a joint tax return for the tax year, you can make a joint election to be treated as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership for the tax year. Vt dept of taxes forms For an explanation of “material participation,” see the instructions for Schedule C, line G, and the instructions for Schedule F, line E. Vt dept of taxes forms   To make this election, you must divide all items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit attributable to the business between you and your spouse in accordance with your respective interests in the venture. Vt dept of taxes forms Each of you must file a separate Schedule F and a separate Schedule SE. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information, see Qualified Joint Venture in the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). Vt dept of taxes forms Spouse employee. Vt dept of taxes forms   If your spouse is your employee, not your partner, you must withhold and pay social security and Medicare taxes for him or her. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information about employment taxes, see chapter 13. Vt dept of taxes forms Community property. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you are a partner and your distributive share of any income or loss from a trade or business carried on by the partnership is community property, treat your share as your self-employment earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms Do not treat any of your share as self-employment earnings of your spouse. Vt dept of taxes forms Figuring Self-Employment Earnings Farmer. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you are self-employed as a farmer, use Schedule F (Form 1040) to figure your self-employment earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms Partnership income or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you are a member of a partnership that carries on a trade or business, the partnership should report your self-employment earnings in box 14, code A, of your Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). Vt dept of taxes forms Box 14 of Schedule K-1 may also provide amounts for gross farming or fishing income (code B) and gross nonfarm income (code C). Vt dept of taxes forms Use these amounts if you use the farm or nonfarm optional method to figure net earnings from self-employment (see Methods for Figuring Net Earnings , later). Vt dept of taxes forms   If you are a general partner, you may need to reduce these reported earnings by amounts you claim as a section 179 deduction, unreimbursed partnership expenses, or depletion on oil and gas properties. Vt dept of taxes forms   If the amount reported is a loss, include only the deductible amount when you figure your total self-employment earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms   For more information, see the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). Vt dept of taxes forms   For general information on partnerships, see Publication 541. Vt dept of taxes forms More than one business. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you have self-employment earnings from more than one trade, business, or profession, you generally must combine the net profit or loss from each to determine your total self-employment earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms A loss from one business reduces your profit from another business. Vt dept of taxes forms However, do not combine earnings from farm and nonfarm businesses if you are using one of the optional methods (discussed later) to figure net earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms Community property. Vt dept of taxes forms   If any of the income from a farm or business, other than a partnership, is community property under state law, it is included in the self-employment earnings of the spouse carrying on the trade or business. Vt dept of taxes forms Lost income payments. Vt dept of taxes forms   Lost income payments received from insurance or other sources for reducing or stopping farming activities are included in self-employment earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms These include USDA payments to compensate for lost income resulting from reductions in tobacco quotas and allotments. Vt dept of taxes forms Even if you are not farming when you receive the payment, it is included in self-employment earnings if it relates to your farm business (even though it is temporarily inactive). Vt dept of taxes forms A connection exists if it is clear the payment would not have been made but for your conduct of your farm business. Vt dept of taxes forms Gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms   A gain or loss from the disposition of property that is neither stock in trade nor held primarily for sale to customers is not included in self-employment earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms It does not matter whether the disposition is a sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion. Vt dept of taxes forms For example, gains or losses from the disposition of the following types of property are not included in self-employment earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms Investment property. Vt dept of taxes forms Depreciable property or other fixed assets used in your trade or business. Vt dept of taxes forms Livestock held for draft, breeding, sport, or dairy purposes, and not held primarily for sale, regardless of how long the livestock was held, or whether it was raised or purchased. Vt dept of taxes forms Unharvested standing crops sold with land held more than 1 year. Vt dept of taxes forms Timber, coal, or iron ore held for more than 1 year if an economic interest was retained, such as a right to receive coal royalties. Vt dept of taxes forms   A gain or loss from the cutting of timber is not included in self-employment earnings if the cutting is treated as a sale or exchange. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information on electing to treat the cutting of timber as a sale or exchange, see Timber in chapter 8. Vt dept of taxes forms Wages and salaries. Vt dept of taxes forms   Wages and salaries received for services performed as an employee and covered by social security or railroad retirement are not included in self-employment earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms   Wages paid in kind to you for agricultural labor, such as commodity wages, are not included in self-employment earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms Retired partner. Vt dept of taxes forms   Retirement income received by a partner from his or her partnership under a written plan is not included in self-employment earnings if all the following apply. Vt dept of taxes forms The retired partner performs no services for the partnership during the year. Vt dept of taxes forms The retired partner is owed only the retirement payments. Vt dept of taxes forms The retired partner's share (if any) of the partnership capital was fully paid to the retired partner. Vt dept of taxes forms The payments to the retired partner are lifelong periodic payments. Vt dept of taxes forms Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payments. Vt dept of taxes forms   Under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), if you own or operate highly erodible or other specified cropland, you may enter into a longterm contract with the USDA, agreeing to convert to a less intensive use of that cropland. Vt dept of taxes forms You must include the annual rental payments and any onetime incentive payment you receive under the program on Schedule F, lines 4a and 4b. Vt dept of taxes forms Cost share payments you receive may qualify for the costsharing exclusion. Vt dept of taxes forms See Cost-Sharing Exclusion (Improvements), above. Vt dept of taxes forms CRP payments are reported to you on Form 1099G. Vt dept of taxes forms Individuals who are receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits may exclude CRP payments when calculating self-employment tax. Vt dept of taxes forms See the instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). Vt dept of taxes forms Self-employed health insurance deduction. Vt dept of taxes forms   You cannot deduct the self-employed health insurance deduction you report on Form 1040, line 29, from self-employment earnings on Schedule SE (Form 1040). Vt dept of taxes forms Landlord Participation in Farming As a general rule, income and deductions from rentals and from personal property leased with real estate are not included in determining self-employment earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms However, income and deductions from farm rentals, including government commodity program payments received by a landowner who rents land, are included if the rental arrangement provides that the landowner will, and does, materially participate in the production or management of production of the farm products on the land. Vt dept of taxes forms Crop shares. Vt dept of taxes forms   Rent paid in the form of crop shares is included in self-employment earnings for the year you sell, exchange, give away, or use the crop shares if you meet one of the four material participation tests (discussed next) at the time the crop shares are produced. Vt dept of taxes forms Feeding such crop shares to livestock is considered using them. Vt dept of taxes forms Your gross income for figuring your self-employment earnings includes the fair market value of the crop shares when they are used as feed. Vt dept of taxes forms Material participation for landlords. Vt dept of taxes forms   You materially participate if you have an arrangement with your tenant for your participation and you meet one or more of the following tests. Vt dept of taxes forms You do at least three of the following. Vt dept of taxes forms Pay, using cash or credit, at least half the direct costs of producing the crop or livestock. Vt dept of taxes forms Furnish at least half the tools, equipment, and livestock used in the production activities. Vt dept of taxes forms Advise or consult with your tenant. Vt dept of taxes forms Inspect the production activities periodically. Vt dept of taxes forms You regularly and frequently make, or take an important part in making, management decisions substantially contributing to or affecting the success of the enterprise. Vt dept of taxes forms You work 100 hours or more spread over a period of 5 weeks or more in activities connected with agricultural production. Vt dept of taxes forms You do things that, considered in their totality, show you are materially and significantly involved in the production of the farm commodities. Vt dept of taxes forms These tests may be used as general guides for determining whether you are a material participant. Vt dept of taxes forms Example. Vt dept of taxes forms Drew Houston agrees to produce a crop on J. Vt dept of taxes forms Clarke's cotton farm, with each receiving half the proceeds. Vt dept of taxes forms Clarke advises Houston when to plant, spray, and pick the cotton. Vt dept of taxes forms During the growing season, Clarke inspects the crop every few days to determine whether Houston is properly taking care of the crop. Vt dept of taxes forms Houston furnishes all labor needed to grow and harvest the crop. Vt dept of taxes forms The management decisions made by Clarke in connection with the care of the cotton crop and his regular inspection of the crop establish that he participates to a material degree in the cotton production operations. Vt dept of taxes forms The income Clarke receives from his cotton farm is included in his self-employment earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms Methods for Figuring Net Earnings There are three ways to figure your net earnings from self-employment. Vt dept of taxes forms The regular method. Vt dept of taxes forms The farm optional method. Vt dept of taxes forms The nonfarm optional method. Vt dept of taxes forms You must use the regular method unless you are eligible to use one or both of the optional methods. Vt dept of taxes forms See Figure 12-1 , shown later. Vt dept of taxes forms Figure 12-1. Vt dept of taxes forms Can I Use the Optional Methods? Please click here for the text description of the image. Vt dept of taxes forms Figure 12–1. Vt dept of taxes forms Can I Use the Optional Methods? Why use an optional method?   You may want to use the optional methods (discussed later) when you have a loss or a small net profit and any one of the following applies. Vt dept of taxes forms You want to receive credit for social security benefit coverage. Vt dept of taxes forms You incurred child or dependent care expenses for which you could claim a credit. Vt dept of taxes forms (An optional method may increase your earned income, which could increase your credit. Vt dept of taxes forms ) You are entitled to the earned income credit. Vt dept of taxes forms (An optional method may increase your earned income, which could increase your credit. Vt dept of taxes forms ) You are entitled to the additional child tax credit. Vt dept of taxes forms (An optional method may increase your earned income, which could increase your credit. Vt dept of taxes forms ) Effects of using an optional method. Vt dept of taxes forms   Using an optional method could increase your SE tax. Vt dept of taxes forms Paying more SE tax may result in you getting higher social security disability or retirement benefits. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you use either or both optional methods, you must figure and pay the SE tax due under these methods even if you would have had a smaller SE tax or no SE tax using the regular method. Vt dept of taxes forms   The optional methods may be used only to figure your SE tax. Vt dept of taxes forms To figure your income tax, include your actual self-employment earnings in gross income, regardless of which method you use to determine SE tax. Vt dept of taxes forms Regular Method Multiply your total self-employment earnings by 92. Vt dept of taxes forms 35% (. Vt dept of taxes forms 9235) to get your net earnings under the regular method. Vt dept of taxes forms See Short Schedule SE, line 4, or Long Schedule SE, line 4a. Vt dept of taxes forms Net earnings figured using the regular method are also called “actual net earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms ” Farm Optional Method Use the farm optional method only for self-employment earnings from a farming business. Vt dept of taxes forms You can use this method if you meet either of the following tests. Vt dept of taxes forms Your gross farm income is $6,960 or less. Vt dept of taxes forms Your net farm profits are less than $5,024. Vt dept of taxes forms Gross farm income. Vt dept of taxes forms   Your gross farm income is the total of the amounts from: Schedule F (Form 1040), line 9, and Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code B (from farm partnerships). Vt dept of taxes forms Net farm profits. Vt dept of taxes forms   Net farm profits generally are the total of the amounts from: Schedule F (Form 1040), line 34, and Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A (from farm partnerships). Vt dept of taxes forms However, you may need to adjust the amount reported on Schedule K-1 if you are a general partner or if it is a loss. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information, see Partnership income or loss , earlier. Vt dept of taxes forms Figuring farm net earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you meet either of the two tests explained above, use Table 12-1. Vt dept of taxes forms Figuring Farm Net Earnings , to figure your net earnings from self-employment under the farm optional method. Vt dept of taxes forms Table 12-1. Vt dept of taxes forms Figuring Farm Net Earnings IF your gross farm income  is. Vt dept of taxes forms . Vt dept of taxes forms . Vt dept of taxes forms THEN your net earnings are equal to. Vt dept of taxes forms . Vt dept of taxes forms . Vt dept of taxes forms $6,960 or less Two-thirds of your gross farm income. Vt dept of taxes forms More than $6,960 $4,640 Optional method can reduce or eliminate SE tax. Vt dept of taxes forms   If your gross farm income is $6,960 or less and your farm net earnings figured under the farm optional method are less than your actual net earnings, you can use the farm optional method to reduce or eliminate your SE tax. Vt dept of taxes forms Your actual net earnings are your net earnings figured using the regular method, explained earlier. Vt dept of taxes forms Example. Vt dept of taxes forms Your gross farm income is $540 and your net farm profit is $460. Vt dept of taxes forms Consequently, your net earnings figured under the farm optional method are $360 (2/3 of $540) and your actual net earnings are $425 (92. Vt dept of taxes forms 35% of $460). Vt dept of taxes forms You owe no SE tax if you use the optional method because your net earnings under the farm optional method are less than $400. Vt dept of taxes forms Nonfarm Optional Method This is an optional method available for determining net earnings from nonfarm self-employment, much like the farm optional method. Vt dept of taxes forms If you are also engaged in a nonfarm business, you may be able to use this method to figure your nonfarm net earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms You can use this method even if you do not use the farm optional method for determining your farm net earnings and even if you have a net loss from your nonfarm business. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information about the nonfarm optional method, see Publication 334. Vt dept of taxes forms You cannot combine farm and nonfarm self-employment earnings to figure your net earnings under either of the optional methods. Vt dept of taxes forms Using Both Optional Methods If you use both optional methods, you must add the net earnings figured under each method to arrive at your total net earnings from self-employment. Vt dept of taxes forms You can report less than your total actual farm and nonfarm net earnings but not less than actual nonfarm net earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms If you use both optional methods, you can report no more than $4,640 as your combined net earnings from self-employment. Vt dept of taxes forms Reporting Self-Employment Tax Use Schedule SE (Form 1040) to figure and report your SE tax. Vt dept of taxes forms Then, enter the SE tax on line 56 of Form 1040 and attach Schedule SE to Form 1040. Vt dept of taxes forms Most taxpayers can use Section A–Short Schedule SE to figure their SE tax. Vt dept of taxes forms However, certain taxpayers must use Section B–Long Schedule SE. Vt dept of taxes forms Use the chart on page 1 of Schedule SE to find out which one to use. Vt dept of taxes forms If you have to pay SE tax, you must file Form 1040 (with Schedule SE attached) even if you do not otherwise have to file a federal income tax return. Vt dept of taxes forms Deduction for employer-equivalent portion of self-employment tax. Vt dept of taxes forms   You can deduct the employer-equivalent portion of your SE tax in figuring your adjusted gross income. Vt dept of taxes forms This deduction only affects your income tax. Vt dept of taxes forms It does not affect either your net earnings from self-employment or your SE tax. Vt dept of taxes forms   To deduct the tax, enter on Form 1040, line 27, the amount shown on Section A, Line 6, or Section B, line 13, Deduction for employer-equivalent portion of self-employment tax, of the Schedule SE. Vt dept of taxes forms Joint return. Vt dept of taxes forms   Even if you file a joint return, you cannot file a joint Schedule SE. Vt dept of taxes forms This is true whether one spouse or both spouses have self-employment earnings. Vt dept of taxes forms Your spouse is not considered self-employed just because you are. Vt dept of taxes forms If both of you have self-employment earnings, each of you must complete a separate Schedule SE. Vt dept of taxes forms However, if one spouse uses the Short Schedule SE and the other spouse has to use the Long Schedule SE, both can use the same form. Vt dept of taxes forms Attach both schedules to the joint return. Vt dept of taxes forms If you and your spouse operate a business as a partnership, see Business Owned and Operated by Spouses and Qualified joint venture , earlier, under Who Must Pay Self-Employment Tax . Vt dept of taxes forms Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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The Vt Dept Of Taxes Forms

Vt dept of taxes forms 14. Vt dept of taxes forms   Sale of Property Table of Contents Reminder Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Sales and TradesWhat Is a Sale or Trade? How To Figure Gain or Loss Nontaxable Trades Transfers Between Spouses Related Party Transactions Capital Gains and LossesCapital or Ordinary Gain or Loss Capital Assets and Noncapital Assets Holding Period Nonbusiness Bad Debts Wash Sales Rollover of Gain From Publicly Traded Securities Reminder Foreign income. Vt dept of taxes forms  If you are a U. Vt dept of taxes forms S. Vt dept of taxes forms citizen who sells property located outside the United States, you must report all gains and losses from the sale of that property on your tax return unless it is exempt by U. Vt dept of taxes forms S. Vt dept of taxes forms law. Vt dept of taxes forms This is true whether you reside inside or outside the United States and whether or not you receive a Form 1099 from the payer. Vt dept of taxes forms Introduction This chapter discusses the tax consequences of selling or trading investment property. Vt dept of taxes forms It explains the following. Vt dept of taxes forms What a sale or trade is. Vt dept of taxes forms Figuring gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms Nontaxable trades. Vt dept of taxes forms Related party transactions. Vt dept of taxes forms Capital gains or losses. Vt dept of taxes forms Capital assets and noncapital assets. Vt dept of taxes forms Holding period. Vt dept of taxes forms Rollover of gain from publicly traded securities. Vt dept of taxes forms Other property transactions. Vt dept of taxes forms   Certain transfers of property are not discussed here. Vt dept of taxes forms They are discussed in other IRS publications. Vt dept of taxes forms These include the following. Vt dept of taxes forms Sales of a main home, covered in chapter 15. Vt dept of taxes forms Installment sales, covered in Publication 537, Installment Sales. Vt dept of taxes forms Transactions involving business property, covered in Publication 544, Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets. Vt dept of taxes forms Dispositions of an interest in a passive activity, covered in Publication 925, Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules. Vt dept of taxes forms    Publication 550, Investment Income and Expenses (Including Capital Gains and Losses), provides a more detailed discussion about sales and trades of investment property. Vt dept of taxes forms Publication 550 includes information about the rules covering nonbusiness bad debts, straddles, section 1256 contracts, puts and calls, commodity futures, short sales, and wash sales. Vt dept of taxes forms It also discusses investment-related expenses. Vt dept of taxes forms Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 550 Investment Income and Expenses Form (and Instructions) Schedule D (Form 1040) Capital Gains and Losses 8949 Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets 8824 Like-Kind Exchanges Sales and Trades If you sold property such as stocks, bonds, or certain commodities through a broker during the year, you should receive, for each sale, a Form 1099-B, Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions, or substitute statement, from the broker. Vt dept of taxes forms Generally, you should receive the statement by February 15 of the next year. Vt dept of taxes forms It will show the gross proceeds from the sale. Vt dept of taxes forms If you sold a covered security in 2013, your 1099-B (or substitute statement) will show your basis. Vt dept of taxes forms Generally, a covered security is a security you acquired after 2010, with certain exceptions. Vt dept of taxes forms See the Instructions for Form 8949. Vt dept of taxes forms The IRS will also get a copy of Form 1099-B from the broker. Vt dept of taxes forms Use Form 1099-B (or substitute statement received from your broker) to complete Form 8949. Vt dept of taxes forms What Is a Sale or Trade? This section explains what is a sale or trade. Vt dept of taxes forms It also explains certain transactions and events that are treated as sales or trades. Vt dept of taxes forms A sale is generally a transfer of property for money or a mortgage, note, or other promise to pay money. Vt dept of taxes forms A trade is a transfer of property for other property or services and may be taxed in the same way as a sale. Vt dept of taxes forms Sale and purchase. Vt dept of taxes forms   Ordinarily, a transaction is not a trade when you voluntarily sell property for cash and immediately buy similar property to replace it. Vt dept of taxes forms The sale and purchase are two separate transactions. Vt dept of taxes forms But see Like-kind exchanges under Nontaxable Trades, later. Vt dept of taxes forms Redemption of stock. Vt dept of taxes forms   A redemption of stock is treated as a sale or trade and is subject to the capital gain or loss provisions unless the redemption is a dividend or other distribution on stock. Vt dept of taxes forms Dividend versus sale or trade. Vt dept of taxes forms   Whether a redemption is treated as a sale, trade, dividend, or other distribution depends on the circumstances in each case. Vt dept of taxes forms Both direct and indirect ownership of stock will be considered. Vt dept of taxes forms The redemption is treated as a sale or trade of stock if: The redemption is not essentially equivalent to a dividend (see chapter 8), There is a substantially disproportionate redemption of stock, There is a complete redemption of all the stock of the corporation owned by the shareholder, or The redemption is a distribution in partial liquidation of a corporation. Vt dept of taxes forms Redemption or retirement of bonds. Vt dept of taxes forms   A redemption or retirement of bonds or notes at their maturity is generally treated as a sale or trade. Vt dept of taxes forms   In addition, a significant modification of a bond is treated as a trade of the original bond for a new bond. Vt dept of taxes forms For details, see Regulations section 1. Vt dept of taxes forms 1001-3. Vt dept of taxes forms Surrender of stock. Vt dept of taxes forms   A surrender of stock by a dominant shareholder who retains ownership of more than half of the corporation's voting shares is treated as a contribution to capital rather than as an immediate loss deductible from taxable income. Vt dept of taxes forms The surrendering shareholder must reallocate his or her basis in the surrendered shares to the shares he or she retains. Vt dept of taxes forms Worthless securities. Vt dept of taxes forms    Stocks, stock rights, and bonds (other than those held for sale by a securities dealer) that became completely worthless during the tax year are treated as though they were sold on the last day of the tax year. Vt dept of taxes forms This affects whether your capital loss is long term or short term. Vt dept of taxes forms See Holding Period , later. Vt dept of taxes forms   Worthless securities also include securities that you abandon after March 12, 2008. Vt dept of taxes forms To abandon a security, you must permanently surrender and relinquish all rights in the security and receive no consideration in exchange for it. Vt dept of taxes forms All the facts and circumstances determine whether the transaction is properly characterized as an abandonment or other type of transaction, such as an actual sale or exchange, contribution to capital, dividend, or gift. Vt dept of taxes forms    If you are a cash basis taxpayer and make payments on a negotiable promissory note that you issued for stock that became worthless, you can deduct these payments as losses in the years you actually make the payments. Vt dept of taxes forms Do not deduct them in the year the stock became worthless. Vt dept of taxes forms How to report loss. Vt dept of taxes forms    Report worthless securities in Part I or Part II, whichever applies, of Form 8949. Vt dept of taxes forms In column (a), enter “Worthless. Vt dept of taxes forms ”    Report your worthless securities transactions on Form 8949 with the correct box checked for these transactions. Vt dept of taxes forms See Form 8949 and the Instructions for Form 8949. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information on Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040), see Reporting Capital Gains and Losses in chapter 16. Vt dept of taxes forms See also Schedule D (Form 1040), Form 8949, and their separate instructions. Vt dept of taxes forms Filing a claim for refund. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you do not claim a loss for a worthless security on your original return for the year it becomes worthless, you can file a claim for a credit or refund due to the loss. Vt dept of taxes forms You must use Form 1040X, Amended U. Vt dept of taxes forms S. Vt dept of taxes forms Individual Income Tax Return, to amend your return for the year the security became worthless. Vt dept of taxes forms You must file it within 7 years from the date your original return for that year had to be filed, or 2 years from the date you paid the tax, whichever is later. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information about filing a claim, see Amended Returns and Claims for Refund in chapter 1. Vt dept of taxes forms How To Figure Gain or Loss You figure gain or loss on a sale or trade of property by comparing the amount you realize with the adjusted basis of the property. Vt dept of taxes forms Gain. Vt dept of taxes forms   If the amount you realize from a sale or trade is more than the adjusted basis of the property you transfer, the difference is a gain. Vt dept of taxes forms Loss. Vt dept of taxes forms   If the adjusted basis of the property you transfer is more than the amount you realize, the difference is a loss. Vt dept of taxes forms Adjusted basis. Vt dept of taxes forms   The adjusted basis of property is your original cost or other original basis properly adjusted (increased or decreased) for certain items. Vt dept of taxes forms See chapter 13 for more information about determining the adjusted basis of property. Vt dept of taxes forms Amount realized. Vt dept of taxes forms   The amount you realize from a sale or trade of property is everything you receive for the property minus your expenses of sale (such as redemption fees, sales commissions, sales charges, or exit fees). Vt dept of taxes forms Amount realized includes the money you receive plus the fair market value of any property or services you receive. Vt dept of taxes forms If you received a note or other debt instrument for the property, see How To Figure Gain or Loss in chapter 4 of Publication 550 to figure the amount realized. Vt dept of taxes forms If you finance the buyer's purchase of your property and the debt instrument does not provide for adequate stated interest, the unstated interest that you must report as ordinary income will reduce the amount realized from the sale. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information, see Publication 537. Vt dept of taxes forms Fair market value. Vt dept of taxes forms   Fair market value is the price at which the property would change hands between a buyer and a seller, neither being forced to buy or sell and both having reasonable knowledge of all the relevant facts. Vt dept of taxes forms Example. Vt dept of taxes forms You trade A Company stock with an adjusted basis of $7,000 for B Company stock with a fair market value of $10,000, which is your amount realized. Vt dept of taxes forms Your gain is $3,000 ($10,000 − $7,000). Vt dept of taxes forms Debt paid off. Vt dept of taxes forms    A debt against the property, or against you, that is paid off as a part of the transaction, or that is assumed by the buyer, must be included in the amount realized. Vt dept of taxes forms This is true even if neither you nor the buyer is personally liable for the debt. Vt dept of taxes forms For example, if you sell or trade property that is subject to a nonrecourse loan, the amount you realize generally includes the full amount of the note assumed by the buyer even if the amount of the note is more than the fair market value of the property. Vt dept of taxes forms Example. Vt dept of taxes forms You sell stock that you had pledged as security for a bank loan of $8,000. Vt dept of taxes forms Your basis in the stock is $6,000. Vt dept of taxes forms The buyer pays off your bank loan and pays you $20,000 in cash. Vt dept of taxes forms The amount realized is $28,000 ($20,000 + $8,000). Vt dept of taxes forms Your gain is $22,000 ($28,000 − $6,000). Vt dept of taxes forms Payment of cash. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you trade property and cash for other property, the amount you realize is the fair market value of the property you receive. Vt dept of taxes forms Determine your gain or loss by subtracting the cash you pay plus the adjusted basis of the property you trade in from the amount you realize. Vt dept of taxes forms If the result is a positive number, it is a gain. Vt dept of taxes forms If the result is a negative number, it is a loss. Vt dept of taxes forms No gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms   You may have to use a basis for figuring gain that is different from the basis used for figuring loss. Vt dept of taxes forms In this case, you may have neither a gain nor a loss. Vt dept of taxes forms See Basis Other Than Cost in chapter 13. Vt dept of taxes forms Nontaxable Trades This section discusses trades that generally do not result in a taxable gain or deductible loss. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information on nontaxable trades, see chapter 1 of Publication 544. Vt dept of taxes forms Like-kind exchanges. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you trade business or investment property for other business or investment property of a like kind, you do not pay tax on any gain or deduct any loss until you sell or dispose of the property you receive. Vt dept of taxes forms To be nontaxable, a trade must meet all six of the following conditions. Vt dept of taxes forms The property must be business or investment property. Vt dept of taxes forms You must hold both the property you trade and the property you receive for productive use in your trade or business or for investment. Vt dept of taxes forms Neither property may be property used for personal purposes, such as your home or family car. Vt dept of taxes forms The property must not be held primarily for sale. Vt dept of taxes forms The property you trade and the property you receive must not be property you sell to customers, such as merchandise. Vt dept of taxes forms The property must not be stocks, bonds, notes, choses in action, certificates of trust or beneficial interest, or other securities or evidences of indebtedness or interest, including partnership interests. Vt dept of taxes forms However, see Special rules for mutual ditch, reservoir, or irrigation company stock, in chapter 4 of Publication 550 for an exception. Vt dept of taxes forms Also, you can have a nontaxable trade of corporate stocks under a different rule, as discussed later. Vt dept of taxes forms There must be a trade of like property. Vt dept of taxes forms The trade of real estate for real estate, or personal property for similar personal property, is a trade of like property. Vt dept of taxes forms The trade of an apartment house for a store building, or a panel truck for a pickup truck, is a trade of like property. Vt dept of taxes forms The trade of a piece of machinery for a store building is not a trade of like property. Vt dept of taxes forms Real property located in the United States and real property located outside the United States are not like property. Vt dept of taxes forms Also, personal property used predominantly within the United States and personal property used predominantly outside the United States are not like property. Vt dept of taxes forms The property to be received must be identified in writing within 45 days after the date you transfer the property given up in the trade. Vt dept of taxes forms The property to be received must be received by the earlier of: The 180th day after the date on which you transfer the property given up in the trade, or The due date, including extensions, for your tax return for the year in which the transfer of the property given up occurs. Vt dept of taxes forms    If you trade property with a related party in a like-kind exchange, a special rule may apply. Vt dept of taxes forms See Related Party Transactions , later in this chapter. Vt dept of taxes forms Also, see chapter 1 of Publication 544 for more information on exchanges of business property and special rules for exchanges using qualified intermediaries or involving multiple properties. Vt dept of taxes forms Partly nontaxable exchange. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you receive money or unlike property in addition to like property, and the above six conditions are met, you have a partly nontaxable trade. Vt dept of taxes forms You are taxed on any gain you realize, but only up to the amount of the money and the fair market value of the unlike property you receive. Vt dept of taxes forms You cannot deduct a loss. Vt dept of taxes forms Like property and unlike property transferred. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you give up unlike property in addition to the like property, you must recognize gain or loss on the unlike property you give up. Vt dept of taxes forms The gain or loss is the difference between the adjusted basis of the unlike property and its fair market value. Vt dept of taxes forms Like property and money transferred. Vt dept of taxes forms   If all of the above conditions (1) – (6) are met, you have a nontaxable trade even if you pay money in addition to the like property. Vt dept of taxes forms Basis of property received. Vt dept of taxes forms   To figure the basis of the property received, see Nontaxable Exchanges in chapter 13. Vt dept of taxes forms How to report. Vt dept of taxes forms   You must report the trade of like property on Form 8824. Vt dept of taxes forms If you figure a recognized gain or loss on Form 8824, report it on Schedule D (Form 1040), or on Form 4797, Sales of Business Property, whichever applies. Vt dept of taxes forms See the instructions for Line 22 in the Instructions for Form 8824. Vt dept of taxes forms   For information on using Form 4797, see chapter 4 of Publication 544. Vt dept of taxes forms Corporate stocks. Vt dept of taxes forms   The following trades of corporate stocks generally do not result in a taxable gain or a deductible loss. Vt dept of taxes forms Corporate reorganizations. Vt dept of taxes forms   In some instances, a company will give you common stock for preferred stock, preferred stock for common stock, or stock in one corporation for stock in another corporation. Vt dept of taxes forms If this is a result of a merger, recapitalization, transfer to a controlled corporation, bankruptcy, corporate division, corporate acquisition, or other corporate reorganization, you do not recognize gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms Stock for stock of the same corporation. Vt dept of taxes forms   You can exchange common stock for common stock or preferred stock for preferred stock in the same corporation without having a recognized gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms This is true for a trade between two stockholders as well as a trade between a stockholder and the corporation. Vt dept of taxes forms Convertible stocks and bonds. Vt dept of taxes forms   You generally will not have a recognized gain or loss if you convert bonds into stock or preferred stock into common stock of the same corporation according to a conversion privilege in the terms of the bond or the preferred stock certificate. Vt dept of taxes forms Property for stock of a controlled corporation. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you transfer property to a corporation solely in exchange for stock in that corporation, and immediately after the trade you are in control of the corporation, you ordinarily will not recognize a gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms This rule applies both to individuals and to groups who transfer property to a corporation. Vt dept of taxes forms It does not apply if the corporation is an investment company. Vt dept of taxes forms   For this purpose, to be in control of a corporation, you or your group of transferors must own, immediately after the exchange, at least 80% of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock entitled to vote and at least 80% of the outstanding shares of each class of nonvoting stock of the corporation. Vt dept of taxes forms   If this provision applies to you, you may have to attach to your return a complete statement of all facts pertinent to the exchange. Vt dept of taxes forms For details, see Regulations section 1. Vt dept of taxes forms 351-3. Vt dept of taxes forms Additional information. Vt dept of taxes forms   For more information on trades of stock, see Nontaxable Trades in chapter 4 of Publication 550. Vt dept of taxes forms Insurance policies and annuities. Vt dept of taxes forms   You will not have a recognized gain or loss if the insured or annuitant is the same under both contracts and you trade: A life insurance contract for another life insurance contract or for an endowment or annuity contract or for a qualified long-term care insurance contract, An endowment contract for another endowment contract that provides for regular payments beginning at a date no later than the beginning date under the old contract or for an annuity contract or for a qualified long-term insurance contract, An annuity contract for annuity contract or for a qualified long-term care insurance contract, or A qualified long-term care insurance contract for a qualified long-term care insurance contract. Vt dept of taxes forms   You also may not have to recognize gain or loss on an exchange of a portion of an annuity contract for another annuity contract. Vt dept of taxes forms For transfers completed before October 24, 2011, see Revenue Ruling 2003-76 in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2003-33 and Revenue Procedure 2008-24 in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2008-13. Vt dept of taxes forms Revenue Ruling 2003-76 is available at www. Vt dept of taxes forms irs. Vt dept of taxes forms gov/irb/2003-33_IRB/ar11. Vt dept of taxes forms html. Vt dept of taxes forms Revenue Procedure 2008-24 is available at www. Vt dept of taxes forms irs. Vt dept of taxes forms gov/irb/2008-13_IRB/ar13. Vt dept of taxes forms html. Vt dept of taxes forms For transfers completed on or after October 24, 2011, see Revenue Ruling 2003-76, above, and Revenue Procedure 2011-38, in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2011-30. Vt dept of taxes forms Revenue Procedure 2011-38 is available at www. Vt dept of taxes forms irs. Vt dept of taxes forms gov/irb/2011-30_IRB/ar09. Vt dept of taxes forms html. Vt dept of taxes forms   For tax years beginning after December 31, 2010, amounts received as an annuity for a period of 10 years or more, or for the lives of one or more individuals, under any portion of an annuity, endowment, or life insurance contract, are treated as a separate contract and are considered partial annuities. Vt dept of taxes forms A portion of an annuity, endowment, or life insurance contract may be annuitized, provided that the annuitization period is for 10 years or more or for the lives of one or more individuals. Vt dept of taxes forms The investment in the contract is allocated between the part of the contract from which amounts are received as an annuity and the part of the contract from which amounts are not received as an annuity. Vt dept of taxes forms   Exchanges of contracts not included in this list, such as an annuity contract for an endowment contract, or an annuity or endowment contract for a life insurance contract, are taxable. Vt dept of taxes forms Demutualization of life insurance companies. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you received stock in exchange for your equity interest as a policyholder or an annuitant, you generally will not have a recognized gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms See Demutualization of Life Insurance Companies in Publication 550. Vt dept of taxes forms U. Vt dept of taxes forms S. Vt dept of taxes forms Treasury notes or bonds. Vt dept of taxes forms   You can trade certain issues of U. Vt dept of taxes forms S. Vt dept of taxes forms Treasury obligations for other issues designated by the Secretary of the Treasury, with no gain or loss recognized on the trade. Vt dept of taxes forms See Savings bonds traded in chapter 1 of Publication 550 for more information. Vt dept of taxes forms Transfers Between Spouses Generally, no gain or loss is recognized on a transfer of property from an individual to (or in trust for the benefit of) a spouse, or if incident to a divorce, a former spouse. Vt dept of taxes forms This nonrecognition rule does not apply in the following situations. Vt dept of taxes forms The recipient spouse or former spouse is a nonresident alien. Vt dept of taxes forms Property is transferred in trust and liability exceeds basis. Vt dept of taxes forms Gain must be recognized to the extent the amount of the liabilities assumed by the trust, plus any liabilities on the property, exceed the adjusted basis of the property. Vt dept of taxes forms For other situations, see Transfers Between Spouses in chapter 4 of Publication 550. Vt dept of taxes forms Any transfer of property to a spouse or former spouse on which gain or loss is not recognized is treated by the recipient as a gift and is not considered a sale or exchange. Vt dept of taxes forms The recipient's basis in the property will be the same as the adjusted basis of the giver immediately before the transfer. Vt dept of taxes forms This carryover basis rule applies whether the adjusted basis of the transferred property is less than, equal to, or greater than either its fair market value at the time of transfer or any consideration paid by the recipient. Vt dept of taxes forms This rule applies for purposes of determining loss as well as gain. Vt dept of taxes forms Any gain recognized on a transfer in trust increases the basis. Vt dept of taxes forms A transfer of property is incident to a divorce if the transfer occurs within 1 year after the date on which the marriage ends, or if the transfer is related to the ending of the marriage. Vt dept of taxes forms Related Party Transactions Special rules apply to the sale or trade of property between related parties. Vt dept of taxes forms Gain on sale or trade of depreciable property. Vt dept of taxes forms   Your gain from the sale or trade of property to a related party may be ordinary income, rather than capital gain, if the property can be depreciated by the party receiving it. Vt dept of taxes forms See chapter 3 of Publication 544 for more information. Vt dept of taxes forms Like-kind exchanges. Vt dept of taxes forms   Generally, if you trade business or investment property for other business or investment property of a like kind, no gain or loss is recognized. Vt dept of taxes forms See Like-kind exchanges , earlier, under Nontaxable Trades. Vt dept of taxes forms   This rule also applies to trades of property between related parties, defined next under Losses on sales or trades of property. Vt dept of taxes forms However, if either you or the related party disposes of the like property within 2 years after the trade, you both must report any gain or loss not recognized on the original trade on your return filed for the year in which the later disposition occurs. Vt dept of taxes forms See Related Party Transactions in chapter 4 of Publication 550 for exceptions. Vt dept of taxes forms Losses on sales or trades of property. Vt dept of taxes forms   You cannot deduct a loss on the sale or trade of property, other than a distribution in complete liquidation of a corporation, if the transaction is directly or indirectly between you and the following related parties. Vt dept of taxes forms Members of your family. Vt dept of taxes forms This includes only your brothers and sisters, half-brothers and half-sisters, spouse, ancestors (parents, grandparents, etc. Vt dept of taxes forms ), and lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, etc. Vt dept of taxes forms ). Vt dept of taxes forms A partnership in which you directly or indirectly own more than 50% of the capital interest or the profits interest. Vt dept of taxes forms A corporation in which you directly or indirectly own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock. Vt dept of taxes forms (See Constructive ownership of stock , later. Vt dept of taxes forms ) A tax-exempt charitable or educational organization directly or indirectly controlled, in any manner or by any method, by you or by a member of your family, whether or not this control is legally enforceable. Vt dept of taxes forms   In addition, a loss on the sale or trade of property is not deductible if the transaction is directly or indirectly between the following related parties. Vt dept of taxes forms A grantor and fiduciary, or the fiduciary and beneficiary, of any trust. Vt dept of taxes forms Fiduciaries of two different trusts, or the fiduciary and beneficiary of two different trusts, if the same person is the grantor of both trusts. Vt dept of taxes forms A trust fiduciary and a corporation of which more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock is directly or indirectly owned by or for the trust, or by or for the grantor of the trust. Vt dept of taxes forms A corporation and a partnership if the same persons own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock of the corporation and more than 50% of the capital interest, or the profits interest, in the partnership. Vt dept of taxes forms Two S corporations if the same persons own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock of each corporation. Vt dept of taxes forms Two corporations, one of which is an S corporation, if the same persons own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock of each corporation. Vt dept of taxes forms An executor and a beneficiary of an estate (except in the case of a sale or trade to satisfy a pecuniary bequest). Vt dept of taxes forms Two corporations that are members of the same controlled group. Vt dept of taxes forms (Under certain conditions, however, these losses are not disallowed but must be deferred. Vt dept of taxes forms ) Two partnerships if the same persons own, directly or indirectly, more than 50% of the capital interests or the profit interests in both partnerships. Vt dept of taxes forms Multiple property sales or trades. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you sell or trade to a related party a number of blocks of stock or pieces of property in a lump sum, you must figure the gain or loss separately for each block of stock or piece of property. Vt dept of taxes forms The gain on each item may be taxable. Vt dept of taxes forms However, you cannot deduct the loss on any item. Vt dept of taxes forms Also, you cannot reduce gains from the sales of any of these items by losses on the sales of any of the other items. Vt dept of taxes forms Indirect transactions. Vt dept of taxes forms   You cannot deduct your loss on the sale of stock through your broker if, under a prearranged plan, a related party buys the same stock you had owned. Vt dept of taxes forms This does not apply to a trade between related parties through an exchange that is purely coincidental and is not prearranged. Vt dept of taxes forms Constructive ownership of stock. Vt dept of taxes forms   In determining whether a person directly or indirectly owns any of the outstanding stock of a corporation, the following rules apply. Vt dept of taxes forms Rule 1. Vt dept of taxes forms   Stock directly or indirectly owned by or for a corporation, partnership, estate, or trust is considered owned proportionately by or for its shareholders, partners, or beneficiaries. Vt dept of taxes forms Rule 2. Vt dept of taxes forms   An individual is considered to own the stock directly or indirectly owned by or for his or her family. Vt dept of taxes forms Family includes only brothers and sisters, half-brothers and half-sisters, spouse, ancestors, and lineal descendants. Vt dept of taxes forms Rule 3. Vt dept of taxes forms   An individual owning, other than by applying rule 2, any stock in a corporation is considered to own the stock directly or indirectly owned by or for his or her partner. Vt dept of taxes forms Rule 4. Vt dept of taxes forms   When applying rule 1, 2, or 3, stock constructively owned by a person under rule 1 is treated as actually owned by that person. Vt dept of taxes forms But stock constructively owned by an individual under rule 2 or rule 3 is not treated as owned by that individual for again applying either rule 2 or rule 3 to make another person the constructive owner of the stock. Vt dept of taxes forms Property received from a related party. Vt dept of taxes forms    If you sell or trade at a gain property you acquired from a related party, you recognize the gain only to the extent it is more than the loss previously disallowed to the related party. Vt dept of taxes forms This rule applies only if you are the original transferee and you acquired the property by purchase or exchange. Vt dept of taxes forms This rule does not apply if the related party's loss was disallowed because of the wash sale rules described in chapter 4 of Publication 550 under Wash Sales. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you sell or trade at a loss property you acquired from a related party, you cannot recognize the loss that was not allowed to the related party. Vt dept of taxes forms Example 1. Vt dept of taxes forms Your brother sells you stock for $7,600. Vt dept of taxes forms His cost basis is $10,000. Vt dept of taxes forms Your brother cannot deduct the loss of $2,400. Vt dept of taxes forms Later, you sell the same stock to an unrelated party for $10,500, realizing a gain of $2,900. Vt dept of taxes forms Your reportable gain is $500 (the $2,900 gain minus the $2,400 loss not allowed to your brother). Vt dept of taxes forms Example 2. Vt dept of taxes forms If, in Example 1, you sold the stock for $6,900 instead of $10,500, your recognized loss is only $700 (your $7,600 basis minus $6,900). Vt dept of taxes forms You cannot deduct the loss that was not allowed to your brother. Vt dept of taxes forms Capital Gains and Losses This section discusses the tax treatment of gains and losses from different types of investment transactions. Vt dept of taxes forms Character of gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms   You need to classify your gains and losses as either ordinary or capital gains or losses. Vt dept of taxes forms You then need to classify your capital gains and losses as either short term or long term. Vt dept of taxes forms If you have long-term gains and losses, you must identify your 28% rate gains and losses. Vt dept of taxes forms If you have a net capital gain, you must also identify any unrecaptured section 1250 gain. Vt dept of taxes forms   The correct classification and identification helps you figure the limit on capital losses and the correct tax on capital gains. Vt dept of taxes forms Reporting capital gains and losses is explained in chapter 16. Vt dept of taxes forms Capital or Ordinary Gain or Loss If you have a taxable gain or a deductible loss from a transaction, it may be either a capital gain or loss or an ordinary gain or loss, depending on the circumstances. Vt dept of taxes forms Generally, a sale or trade of a capital asset (defined next) results in a capital gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms A sale or trade of a noncapital asset generally results in ordinary gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms Depending on the circumstances, a gain or loss on a sale or trade of property used in a trade or business may be treated as either capital or ordinary, as explained in Publication 544. Vt dept of taxes forms In some situations, part of your gain or loss may be a capital gain or loss and part may be an ordinary gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms Capital Assets and Noncapital Assets For the most part, everything you own and use for personal purposes, pleasure, or investment is a capital asset. Vt dept of taxes forms Some examples are: Stocks or bonds held in your personal account, A house owned and used by you and your family, Household furnishings, A car used for pleasure or commuting, Coin or stamp collections, Gems and jewelry, and Gold, silver, or any other metal. Vt dept of taxes forms Any property you own is a capital asset, except the following noncapital assets. Vt dept of taxes forms Property held mainly for sale to customers or property that will physically become a part of the merchandise for sale to customers. Vt dept of taxes forms For an exception, see Capital Asset Treatment for Self-Created Musical Works , later. Vt dept of taxes forms Depreciable property used in your trade or business, even if fully depreciated. Vt dept of taxes forms Real property used in your trade or business. Vt dept of taxes forms A copyright, a literary, musical, or artistic composition, a letter or memorandum, or similar property that is: Created by your personal efforts, Prepared or produced for you (in the case of a letter, memorandum, or similar property), or Acquired under circumstances (for example, by gift) entitling you to the basis of the person who created the property or for whom it was prepared or produced. Vt dept of taxes forms For an exception to this rule, see Capital Asset Treatment for Self-Created Musical Works , later. Vt dept of taxes forms Accounts or notes receivable acquired in the ordinary course of a trade or business for services rendered or from the sale of property described in (1). Vt dept of taxes forms U. Vt dept of taxes forms S. Vt dept of taxes forms Government publications that you received from the government free or for less than the normal sales price, or that you acquired under circumstances entitling you to the basis of someone who received the publications free or for less than the normal sales price. Vt dept of taxes forms Certain commodities derivative financial instruments held by commodities derivatives dealers. Vt dept of taxes forms Hedging transactions, but only if the transaction is clearly identified as a hedging transaction before the close of the day on which it was acquired, originated, or entered into. Vt dept of taxes forms Supplies of a type you regularly use or consume in the ordinary course of your trade or business. Vt dept of taxes forms Investment Property Investment property is a capital asset. Vt dept of taxes forms Any gain or loss from its sale or trade is generally a capital gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms Gold, silver, stamps, coins, gems, etc. Vt dept of taxes forms   These are capital assets except when they are held for sale by a dealer. Vt dept of taxes forms Any gain or loss you have from their sale or trade generally is a capital gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms Stocks, stock rights, and bonds. Vt dept of taxes forms   All of these (including stock received as a dividend) are capital assets except when held for sale by a securities dealer. Vt dept of taxes forms However, if you own small business stock, see Losses on Section 1244 (Small Business) Stock , later, and Losses on Small Business Investment Company Stock, in chapter 4 of Publication 550. Vt dept of taxes forms Personal Use Property Property held for personal use only, rather than for investment, is a capital asset, and you must report a gain from its sale as a capital gain. Vt dept of taxes forms However, you cannot deduct a loss from selling personal use property. Vt dept of taxes forms Capital Asset Treatment for Self-Created Musical Works You can elect to treat musical compositions and copyrights in musical works as capital assets when you sell or exchange them if: Your personal efforts created the property, or You acquired the property under circumstances (for example, by gift) entitling you to the basis of the person who created the property or for whom it was prepared or produced. Vt dept of taxes forms You must make a separate election for each musical composition (or copyright in a musical work) sold or exchanged during the tax year. Vt dept of taxes forms You must make the election on or before the due date (including extensions) of the income tax return for the tax year of the sale or exchange. Vt dept of taxes forms You must make the election on Form 8949 by treating the sale or exchange as the sale or exchange of a capital asset, according to Form 8949, Schedule D (Form 1040), and their separate instructions. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information on Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040), see Reporting Capital Gains and Losses in chapter 16. Vt dept of taxes forms See also Schedule D (Form 1040), Form 8949, and their separate instructions. Vt dept of taxes forms You can revoke the election if you have IRS approval. Vt dept of taxes forms To get IRS approval, you must submit a request for a letter ruling under the appropriate IRS revenue procedure. Vt dept of taxes forms See, for example, Rev. Vt dept of taxes forms Proc. Vt dept of taxes forms 2013-1, corrected by Announcement 2013–9, and amplified and modified by Rev. Vt dept of taxes forms Proc. Vt dept of taxes forms 2013–32, available at www. Vt dept of taxes forms irs. Vt dept of taxes forms gov/irb/2013-01_IRB/ar06. Vt dept of taxes forms html. Vt dept of taxes forms Alternatively, you are granted an automatic 6-month extension from the due date of your income tax return (excluding extensions) to revoke the election, provided you timely file your income tax return, and within this 6-month extension period, you file Form 1040X that treats the sale or exchange as the sale or exchange of property that is not a capital asset. Vt dept of taxes forms Discounted Debt Instruments Treat your gain or loss on the sale, redemption, or retirement of a bond or other debt instrument originally issued at a discount or bought at a discount as capital gain or loss, except as explained in the following discussions. Vt dept of taxes forms Short-term government obligations. Vt dept of taxes forms   Treat gains on short-term federal, state, or local government obligations (other than tax-exempt obligations) as ordinary income up to your ratable share of the acquisition discount. Vt dept of taxes forms This treatment applies to obligations with a fixed maturity date not more than 1 year from the date of issue. Vt dept of taxes forms Acquisition discount is the stated redemption price at maturity minus your basis in the obligation. Vt dept of taxes forms   However, do not treat these gains as income to the extent you previously included the discount in income. Vt dept of taxes forms See Discount on Short-Term Obligations in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Vt dept of taxes forms Short-term nongovernment obligations. Vt dept of taxes forms   Treat gains on short-term nongovernment obligations as ordinary income up to your ratable share of original issue discount (OID). Vt dept of taxes forms This treatment applies to obligations with a fixed maturity date of not more than 1 year from the date of issue. Vt dept of taxes forms   However, to the extent you previously included the discount in income, you do not have to include it in income again. Vt dept of taxes forms See Discount on Short-Term Obligations in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Vt dept of taxes forms Tax-exempt state and local government bonds. Vt dept of taxes forms   If these bonds were originally issued at a discount before September 4, 1982, or you acquired them before March 2, 1984, treat your part of OID as tax-exempt interest. Vt dept of taxes forms To figure your gain or loss on the sale or trade of these bonds, reduce the amount realized by your part of OID. Vt dept of taxes forms   If the bonds were issued after September 3, 1982, and acquired after March 1, 1984, increase the adjusted basis by your part of OID to figure gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information on the basis of these bonds, see Discounted Debt Instruments in chapter 4 of Publication 550. Vt dept of taxes forms   Any gain from market discount is usually taxable on disposition or redemption of tax-exempt bonds. Vt dept of taxes forms If you bought the bonds before May 1, 1993, the gain from market discount is capital gain. Vt dept of taxes forms If you bought the bonds after April 30, 1993, the gain is ordinary income. Vt dept of taxes forms   You figure the market discount by subtracting the price you paid for the bond from the sum of the original issue price of the bond and the amount of accumulated OID from the date of issue that represented interest to any earlier holders. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information, see Market Discount Bonds in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Vt dept of taxes forms    A loss on the sale or other disposition of a tax-exempt state or local government bond is deductible as a capital loss. Vt dept of taxes forms Redeemed before maturity. Vt dept of taxes forms   If a state or local bond issued before June 9, 1980, is redeemed before it matures, the OID is not taxable to you. Vt dept of taxes forms   If a state or local bond issued after June 8, 1980, is redeemed before it matures, the part of OID earned while you hold the bond is not taxable to you. Vt dept of taxes forms However, you must report the unearned part of OID as a capital gain. Vt dept of taxes forms Example. Vt dept of taxes forms On July 2, 2002, the date of issue, you bought a 20-year, 6% municipal bond for $800. Vt dept of taxes forms The face amount of the bond was $1,000. Vt dept of taxes forms The $200 discount was OID. Vt dept of taxes forms At the time the bond was issued, the issuer had no intention of redeeming it before it matured. Vt dept of taxes forms The bond was callable at its face amount beginning 10 years after the issue date. Vt dept of taxes forms The issuer redeemed the bond at the end of 11 years (July 2, 2013) for its face amount of $1,000 plus accrued annual interest of $60. Vt dept of taxes forms The OID earned during the time you held the bond, $73, is not taxable. Vt dept of taxes forms The $60 accrued annual interest also is not taxable. Vt dept of taxes forms However, you must report the unearned part of OID ($127) as a capital gain. Vt dept of taxes forms Long-term debt instruments issued after 1954 and before May 28, 1969 (or before July 2, 1982, if a government instrument). Vt dept of taxes forms   If you sell, trade, or redeem for a gain one of these debt instruments, the part of your gain that is not more than your ratable share of the OID at the time of the sale or redemption is ordinary income. Vt dept of taxes forms The rest of the gain is capital gain. Vt dept of taxes forms If, however, there was an intention to call the debt instrument before maturity, all of your gain that is not more than the entire OID is treated as ordinary income at the time of the sale. Vt dept of taxes forms This treatment of taxable gain also applies to corporate instruments issued after May 27, 1969, under a written commitment that was binding on May 27, 1969, and at all times thereafter. Vt dept of taxes forms Long-term debt instruments issued after May 27, 1969 (or after July 1, 1982, if a government instrument). Vt dept of taxes forms   If you hold one of these debt instruments, you must include a part of OID in your gross income each year you own the instrument. Vt dept of taxes forms Your basis in that debt instrument is increased by the amount of OID that you have included in your gross income. Vt dept of taxes forms See Original Issue Discount (OID) in chapter 7 for information about OID that you must report on your tax return. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you sell or trade the debt instrument before maturity, your gain is a capital gain. Vt dept of taxes forms However, if at the time the instrument was originally issued there was an intention to call it before its maturity, your gain generally is ordinary income to the extent of the entire OID reduced by any amounts of OID previously includible in your income. Vt dept of taxes forms In this case, the rest of the gain is capital gain. Vt dept of taxes forms Market discount bonds. Vt dept of taxes forms   If the debt instrument has market discount and you chose to include the discount in income as it accrued, increase your basis in the debt instrument by the accrued discount to figure capital gain or loss on its disposition. Vt dept of taxes forms If you did not choose to include the discount in income as it accrued, you must report gain as ordinary interest income up to the instrument's accrued market discount. Vt dept of taxes forms The rest of the gain is capital gain. Vt dept of taxes forms See Market Discount Bonds in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Vt dept of taxes forms   A different rule applies to market discount bonds issued before July 19, 1984, and purchased by you before May 1, 1993. Vt dept of taxes forms See Market discount bonds under Discounted Debt Instruments in chapter 4 of Publication 550. Vt dept of taxes forms Retirement of debt instrument. Vt dept of taxes forms   Any amount you receive on the retirement of a debt instrument is treated in the same way as if you had sold or traded that instrument. Vt dept of taxes forms Notes of individuals. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you hold an obligation of an individual issued with OID after March 1, 1984, you generally must include the OID in your income currently, and your gain or loss on its sale or retirement is generally capital gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms An exception to this treatment applies if the obligation is a loan between individuals and all the following requirements are met. Vt dept of taxes forms The lender is not in the business of lending money. Vt dept of taxes forms The amount of the loan, plus the amount of any outstanding prior loans, is $10,000 or less. Vt dept of taxes forms Avoiding federal tax is not one of the principal purposes of the loan. Vt dept of taxes forms   If the exception applies, or the obligation was issued before March 2, 1984, you do not include the OID in your income currently. Vt dept of taxes forms When you sell or redeem the obligation, the part of your gain that is not more than your accrued share of OID at that time is ordinary income. Vt dept of taxes forms The rest of the gain, if any, is capital gain. Vt dept of taxes forms Any loss on the sale or redemption is capital loss. Vt dept of taxes forms Deposit in Insolvent or Bankrupt Financial Institution If you lose money you have on deposit in a bank, credit union, or other financial institution that becomes insolvent or bankrupt, you may be able to deduct your loss in one of three ways. Vt dept of taxes forms Ordinary loss. Vt dept of taxes forms Casualty loss. Vt dept of taxes forms Nonbusiness bad debt (short-term capital loss). Vt dept of taxes forms  For more information, see Deposit in Insolvent or Bankrupt Financial Institution, in chapter 4 of Publication 550. Vt dept of taxes forms Sale of Annuity The part of any gain on the sale of an annuity contract before its maturity date that is based on interest accumulated on the contract is ordinary income. Vt dept of taxes forms Losses on Section 1244 (Small Business) Stock You can deduct as an ordinary loss, rather than as a capital loss, your loss on the sale, trade, or worthlessness of section 1244 stock. Vt dept of taxes forms Report the loss on Form 4797, line 10. Vt dept of taxes forms Any gain on section 1244 stock is a capital gain if the stock is a capital asset in your hands. Vt dept of taxes forms Report the gain on Form 8949. Vt dept of taxes forms See Losses on Section 1244 (Small Business) Stock in chapter 4 of Publication 550. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information on Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040), see Reporting Capital Gains and Losses in chapter 16. Vt dept of taxes forms See also Schedule D (Form 1040), Form 8949, and their separate instructions. Vt dept of taxes forms Holding Period If you sold or traded investment property, you must determine your holding period for the property. Vt dept of taxes forms Your holding period determines whether any capital gain or loss was a short-term or long-term capital gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms Long-term or short-term. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you hold investment property more than 1 year, any capital gain or loss is a long-term capital gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms If you hold the property 1 year or less, any capital gain or loss is a short-term capital gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms   To determine how long you held the investment property, begin counting on the date after the day you acquired the property. Vt dept of taxes forms The day you disposed of the property is part of your holding period. Vt dept of taxes forms Example. Vt dept of taxes forms If you bought investment property on February 6, 2012, and sold it on February 6, 2013, your holding period is not more than 1 year and you have a short-term capital gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms If you sold it on February 7, 2013, your holding period is more than 1 year and you will have a long-term capital gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms Securities traded on established market. Vt dept of taxes forms   For securities traded on an established securities market, your holding period begins the day after the trade date you bought the securities, and ends on the trade date you sold them. Vt dept of taxes forms    Do not confuse the trade date with the settlement date, which is the date by which the stock must be delivered and payment must be made. Vt dept of taxes forms Example. Vt dept of taxes forms You are a cash method, calendar year taxpayer. Vt dept of taxes forms You sold stock at a gain on December 30, 2013. Vt dept of taxes forms According to the rules of the stock exchange, the sale was closed by delivery of the stock 4 trading days after the sale, on January 6, 2014. Vt dept of taxes forms You received payment of the sales price on that same day. Vt dept of taxes forms Report your gain on your 2013 return, even though you received the payment in 2014. Vt dept of taxes forms The gain is long term or short term depending on whether you held the stock more than 1 year. Vt dept of taxes forms Your holding period ended on December 30. Vt dept of taxes forms If you had sold the stock at a loss, you would also report it on your 2013 return. Vt dept of taxes forms U. Vt dept of taxes forms S. Vt dept of taxes forms Treasury notes and bonds. Vt dept of taxes forms   The holding period of U. Vt dept of taxes forms S. Vt dept of taxes forms Treasury notes and bonds sold at auction on the basis of yield starts the day after the Secretary of the Treasury, through news releases, gives notification of acceptance to successful bidders. Vt dept of taxes forms The holding period of U. Vt dept of taxes forms S. Vt dept of taxes forms Treasury notes and bonds sold through an offering on a subscription basis at a specified yield starts the day after the subscription is submitted. Vt dept of taxes forms Automatic investment service. Vt dept of taxes forms   In determining your holding period for shares bought by the bank or other agent, full shares are considered bought first and any fractional shares are considered bought last. Vt dept of taxes forms Your holding period starts on the day after the bank's purchase date. Vt dept of taxes forms If a share was bought over more than one purchase date, your holding period for that share is a split holding period. Vt dept of taxes forms A part of the share is considered to have been bought on each date that stock was bought by the bank with the proceeds of available funds. Vt dept of taxes forms Nontaxable trades. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you acquire investment property in a trade for other investment property and your basis for the new property is determined, in whole or in part, by your basis in the old property, your holding period for the new property begins on the day following the date you acquired the old property. Vt dept of taxes forms Property received as a gift. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you receive a gift of property and your basis is determined by the donor's adjusted basis, your holding period is considered to have started on the same day the donor's holding period started. Vt dept of taxes forms   If your basis is determined by the fair market value of the property, your holding period starts on the day after the date of the gift. Vt dept of taxes forms Inherited property. Vt dept of taxes forms   Generally, if you inherited investment property, your capital gain or loss on any later disposition of that property is long-term capital gain or loss. Vt dept of taxes forms This is true regardless of how long you actually held the property. Vt dept of taxes forms However, if you inherited property from someone who died in 2010, see the information below. Vt dept of taxes forms Inherited property from someone who died in 2010. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you inherit investment property from a decedent who died in 2010, and the executor of the decedent's estate made the election to file Form 8939, refer to the information provided by the executor or see Publication 4895, Tax Treatment of Property Acquired From a Decedent Dying in 2010, to determine your holding period. Vt dept of taxes forms Real property bought. Vt dept of taxes forms   To figure how long you have held real property bought under an unconditional contract, begin counting on the day after you received title to it or on the day after you took possession of it and assumed the burdens and privileges of ownership, whichever happened first. Vt dept of taxes forms However, taking delivery or possession of real property under an option agreement is not enough to start the holding period. Vt dept of taxes forms The holding period cannot start until there is an actual contract of sale. Vt dept of taxes forms The holding period of the seller cannot end before that time. Vt dept of taxes forms Real property repossessed. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you sell real property but keep a security interest in it, and then later repossess the property under the terms of the sales contract, your holding period for a later sale includes the period you held the property before the original sale and the period after the repossession. Vt dept of taxes forms Your holding period does not include the time between the original sale and the repossession. Vt dept of taxes forms That is, it does not include the period during which the first buyer held the property. Vt dept of taxes forms Stock dividends. Vt dept of taxes forms   The holding period for stock you received as a taxable stock dividend begins on the date of distribution. Vt dept of taxes forms   The holding period for new stock you received as a nontaxable stock dividend begins on the same day as the holding period of the old stock. Vt dept of taxes forms This rule also applies to stock acquired in a “spin-off,” which is a distribution of stock or securities in a controlled corporation. Vt dept of taxes forms Nontaxable stock rights. Vt dept of taxes forms   Your holding period for nontaxable stock rights begins on the same day as the holding period of the underlying stock. Vt dept of taxes forms The holding period for stock acquired through the exercise of stock rights begins on the date the right was exercised. Vt dept of taxes forms Nonbusiness Bad Debts If someone owes you money that you cannot collect, you have a bad debt. Vt dept of taxes forms You may be able to deduct the amount owed to you when you figure your tax for the year the debt becomes worthless. Vt dept of taxes forms Generally, nonbusiness bad debts are bad debts that did not come from operating your trade or business, and are deductible as short-term capital losses. Vt dept of taxes forms To be deductible, nonbusiness bad debts must be totally worthless. Vt dept of taxes forms You cannot deduct a partly worthless nonbusiness debt. Vt dept of taxes forms Genuine debt required. Vt dept of taxes forms   A debt must be genuine for you to deduct a loss. Vt dept of taxes forms A debt is genuine if it arises from a debtor-creditor relationship based on a valid and enforceable obligation to repay a fixed or determinable sum of money. Vt dept of taxes forms Basis in bad debt required. Vt dept of taxes forms    To deduct a bad debt, you must have a basis in it—that is, you must have already included the amount in your income or loaned out your cash. Vt dept of taxes forms For example, you cannot claim a bad debt deduction for court-ordered child support not paid to you by your former spouse. Vt dept of taxes forms If you are a cash method taxpayer (as most individuals are), you generally cannot take a bad debt deduction for unpaid salaries, wages, rents, fees, interest, dividends, and similar items. Vt dept of taxes forms When deductible. Vt dept of taxes forms   You can take a bad debt deduction only in the year the debt becomes worthless. Vt dept of taxes forms You do not have to wait until a debt is due to determine whether it is worthless. Vt dept of taxes forms A debt becomes worthless when there is no longer any chance that the amount owed will be paid. Vt dept of taxes forms   It is not necessary to go to court if you can show that a judgment from the court would be uncollectible. Vt dept of taxes forms You must only show that you have taken reasonable steps to collect the debt. Vt dept of taxes forms Bankruptcy of your debtor is generally good evidence of the worthlessness of at least a part of an unsecured and unpreferred debt. Vt dept of taxes forms How to report bad debts. Vt dept of taxes forms    Deduct nonbusiness bad debts as short-term capital losses on Form 8949. Vt dept of taxes forms    Make sure you report your bad debt(s) (and any other short-term transactions for which you did not receive a Form 1099-B) on Form 8949, Part I, with box C checked. Vt dept of taxes forms    For more information on Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040), see Reporting Capital Gains and Losses in chapter 16. Vt dept of taxes forms See also Schedule D (Form 1040), Form 8949, and their separate instructions. Vt dept of taxes forms   For each bad debt, attach a statement to your return that contains: A description of the debt, including the amount, and the date it became due, The name of the debtor, and any business or family relationship between you and the debtor, The efforts you made to collect the debt, and Why you decided the debt was worthless. Vt dept of taxes forms For example, you could show that the borrower has declared bankruptcy, or that legal action to collect would probably not result in payment of any part of the debt. Vt dept of taxes forms Filing a claim for refund. Vt dept of taxes forms    If you do not deduct a bad debt on your original return for the year it becomes worthless, you can file a claim for a credit or refund due to the bad debt. Vt dept of taxes forms To do this, use Form 1040X to amend your return for the year the debt became worthless. Vt dept of taxes forms You must file it within 7 years from the date your original return for that year had to be filed, or 2 years from the date you paid the tax, whichever is later. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information about filing a claim, see Amended Returns and Claims for Refund in chapter 1. Vt dept of taxes forms Additional information. Vt dept of taxes forms   For more information, see Nonbusiness Bad Debts in Publication 550. Vt dept of taxes forms For information on business bad debts, see chapter 10 of Publication 535, Business Expenses. Vt dept of taxes forms Wash Sales You cannot deduct losses from sales or trades of stock or securities in a wash sale. Vt dept of taxes forms A wash sale occurs when you sell or trade stock or securities at a loss and within 30 days before or after the sale you: Buy substantially identical stock or securities, Acquire substantially identical stock or securities in a fully taxable trade, Acquire a contract or option to buy substantially identical stock or securities, or Acquire substantially identical stock for your individual retirement account (IRA) or Roth IRA. Vt dept of taxes forms If your loss was disallowed because of the wash sale rules, add the disallowed loss to the cost of the new stock or securities (except in (4) above). Vt dept of taxes forms The result is your basis in the new stock or securities. Vt dept of taxes forms This adjustment postpones the loss deduction until the disposition of the new stock or securities. Vt dept of taxes forms Your holding period for the new stock or securities includes the holding period of the stock or securities sold. Vt dept of taxes forms For more information, see Wash Sales, in chapter 4 of Publication 550. Vt dept of taxes forms Rollover of Gain From Publicly Traded Securities You may qualify for a tax-free rollover of certain gains from the sale of publicly traded securities. Vt dept of taxes forms This means that if you buy certain replacement property and make the choice described in this section, you postpone part or all of your gain. Vt dept of taxes forms You postpone the gain by adjusting the basis of the replacement property as described in Basis of replacement property , later. Vt dept of taxes forms This postpones your gain until the year you dispose of the replacement property. Vt dept of taxes forms You qualify to make this choice if you meet all the following tests. Vt dept of taxes forms You sell publicly traded securities at a gain. Vt dept of taxes forms Publicly traded securities are securities traded on an established securities market. Vt dept of taxes forms Your gain from the sale is a capital gain. Vt dept of taxes forms During the 60-day period beginning on the date of the sale, you buy replacement property. Vt dept of taxes forms This replacement property must be either common stock of, or a partnership interest in a specialized small business investment company (SSBIC). Vt dept of taxes forms This is any partnership or corporation licensed by the Small Business Administration under section 301(d) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as in effect on May 13, 1993. Vt dept of taxes forms Amount of gain recognized. Vt dept of taxes forms   If you make the choice described in this section, you must recognize gain only up to the following amount. Vt dept of taxes forms The amount realized on the sale, minus The cost of any common stock or partnership interest in an SSBIC that you bought during the 60-day period beginning on the date of sale (and did not previously take into account on an earlier sale of publicly traded securities). Vt dept of taxes forms  If this amount is less than the amount of your gain, you can postpone the rest of your gain, subject to the limit described next. Vt dept of taxes forms If this amount is equal to or more than the amount of your gain, you must recognize the full amount of your gain. Vt dept of taxes forms Limit on gain postponed. Vt dept of taxes forms   The amount of gain you can postpone each year is limited to the smaller of: $50,000 ($25,000 if you are married and file a separate return), or $500,000 ($250,000 if you are married and file a separate return), minus the amount of gain you postponed for all earlier years. Vt dept of taxes forms Basis of replacement property. Vt dept of taxes forms   You must subtract the amount of postponed gain from the basis of your replacement property. Vt dept of taxes forms How to report and postpone gain. Vt dept of taxes forms    See How to report and postpone gain under Rollover of Gain From Publicly Traded Securities in chapter 4 of Publication 550 for details. Vt dept of taxes forms Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications