If you used Schedule J to figure your tax for:
- 2007 (that is, you entered the amount from the 2007 Schedule J, line 22, on line 44 of your 2007 Form 1040, on line 41 of 2007 Form 1040NR, or on Form 1040X for 2007), enter on line 9 the amount from your 2007 Schedule J, line 15.
- 2006 but not 2007, enter on line 9 the amount from your 2006 Schedule J, line 3.
If you figured your tax for both 2006 and 2007 without using Schedule J, enter on line 9 the taxable income from your 2006 tax return (or as previously adjusted by the IRS or corrected on an amended return). But if that amount is zero or less, complete the worksheet below to figure the amount to enter on line 9.
If you did not file a tax return for 2006, use the amount you would have reported as your taxable income had you been required to file a tax return. Be sure to keep all your records for 2006 until at least 3 years after April 15, 2009 (or the date you file your 2008 tax return, if later). taxmap/instr/i1040sj-006.htm#TXMP7577abbbtaxmap/instr/i1040sj-006.htm#TXMP6bc97da9
Any net capital loss deduction on your 2006 Schedule D, line 21, is not allowed for income averaging purposes to the extent it did not reduce your capital loss carryover to 2007. This could happen if the taxable income before subtracting exemptions—shown on your 2006 Form 1040, line 41, or your 2006 Form 1040NR, line 38, (or as previously adjusted)—was less than zero. Enter on line 2 the amount by which your 2006 capital loss carryover to 2007 (the sum of your short- and long-term capital loss carryovers) exceeds the excess of the loss on your 2006 Schedule D, line 16, over the loss on your 2006 Schedule D, line 21. If you had any NOL carrybacks to 2006, be sure you refigured your 2006 capital loss carryover to 2007.taxmap/instr/i1040sj-006.htm#TXMP2a13cc6f
If you had an NOL for 2006, enter the amount of that NOL from line 25 of the 2006 Form 1045, Schedule A, you filed with Form 1045 or Form 1040X. If you did not have an NOL for 2006, enter the portion, if any, of the NOL carryovers and carrybacks to 2006 that were not used in 2006 and were carried to years after 2006. taxmap/instr/i1040sj-006.htm#TXMP00ae31ec
John Farmington did not use income averaging for 2005, 2006, or 2007. The taxable income before subtracting exemptions on his 2006 Form 1040, line 41, is a negative $29,900. A deduction for exemptions of $3,300 is shown on line 42, and line 43, taxable income, is limited to zero. John subtracts from the $29,900 loss the $3,300 deduction for exemptions. The result is a negative $33,200, John's 2006 taxable income, which he enters as a positive amount on line 1 of the 2006 Taxable Income Worksheet.
When John filed his 2006 tax return, he had a $3,000 net capital loss deduction on Schedule D, line 21 (which was also entered on Form 1040, line 13), and a $7,000 loss on Schedule D, line 16 (as adjusted). He also had a $7,000 capital loss carryover to 2007. John adds the $3,000 from Schedule D, line 21, and the $7,000 carryover. He subtracts from the $10,000 result the $7,000 loss on his Schedule D, line 16, and enters $3,000 on line 2 of the worksheet.
John enters $21,750 on line 3 of the worksheet, the 2006 NOL from his 2006 Form 1045, Schedule A, line 25. Of the $33,200 negative taxable income, the $3,300 deduction for exemptions, the $3,000 capital loss deduction, and his $5,150 standard deduction were not allowed in figuring the NOL. John had a $21,750 loss on his 2006 Schedule F, the only other item on his 2006 tax return.
John enters $24,750 (the $3,000 line 2 amount plus the $21,750 line 3 amount) on line 4 and $8,450 (the $33,200 line 1 amount minus the $24,750 line 4 amount) on line 5. He enters $8,450 as a negative amount on Schedule J, line 9. He enters $6,000 on Schedule J, line 10, and a negative $2,450 on Schedule J, line 11. If he uses Schedule J to figure his tax for 2009, he will enter the negative $2,450 amount on his 2009 Schedule J as his 2006 taxable income for income averaging purposes.
2006 Taxable Income Worksheet—Line 9
|Complete this worksheet if you did not use Schedule J to figure your tax for 2007 and your 2006 taxable income was zero or less. See the instructions above before completing this worksheet. |
|1.||Figure the taxable income from your 2006 tax return (or as previously adjusted) without limiting it to zero. If you had an NOL for 2006, do not include any NOL carryovers or carrybacks to 2006. Enter the result as a positive amount ||1.|| || |
|2.||If there is a loss on your 2006 Schedule D, line 21, add that loss (as a positive amount) and your 2006 capital loss carryover to 2007. Subtract from that sum the amount of the loss on your 2006 Schedule D, line 16, and enter the result ||2.|| || || || |
|3.||If you had an NOL for 2006, enter it as a positive amount. Otherwise, enter as a positive amount the portion, if any, of the NOL carryovers and carrybacks to 2006 that were not used in 2006 and were carried to years after 2006 ||3.|| || || || |
|4.||Add lines 2 and 3||4.|| || |
|5.||Subtract line 4 from line 1. Enter the result as a negative amount on Schedule J, line 9 ||5.|| || |
| || || || || || || |