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Instructions for Schedule E (Form 1040)
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Part II(p6)

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Income or Loss From Partnerships and  
S Corporations(p6)

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If you are a member of a partnership or joint venture or a shareholder in an S corporation, use Part II to report your share of the partnership or S corporation income (even if not received) or loss.
You should receive a Schedule K-1 from the partnership or S corporation. You should also receive a copy of the Partner's or Shareholder's Instructions for Schedule K-1. Your copy of Schedule K-1 and its instructions will tell you where on your return to report your share of the items. If you did not receive these instructions with your Schedule K-1, see the instructions for Form 1040 or Form 1040NR for how to get tax forms, instructions, and publications. Do not attach Schedules K-1 to your return. Keep them for your records.
If you are treating items on your tax return differently from the way the partnership (other than an electing large partnership) or S corporation reported them on its return, you may have to file Form 8082. If you are a partner in an electing large partnership, you must report the items shown on Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B) on your tax return the same way the partnership reported the items on Schedule K-1.
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Special rules that limit losses.(p6)
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Please note the following.
If you have passive activity income, complete Part II, column (g), for that activity.
If you have nonpassive income or losses, complete Part II, columns (h) through (j), as appropriate.
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Domestic Partnerships(p6)

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See the Schedule K-1 instructions before entering on your return other partnership items from a passive activity or income or loss from any publicly traded partnership.
You can deduct unreimbursed ordinary and necessary expenses you paid on behalf of the partnership if you were required to pay these expenses under the partnership agreement. See the instructions for line 27 on page E-7 for how to report these expenses.
Report allowable interest expense paid or incurred from debt-financed acquisitions in Part II or on Schedule A depending on the type of expenditure to which the interest is allocated. See Pub. 535 for details.
If you claimed a credit for federal tax on gasoline or other fuels on your 2009 Form 1040 or Form 1040NR based on information received from the partnership, enter as income in column (g) or column (j), whichever applies, the amount of the credit claimed for 2009.
Part or all of your share of partnership income or loss from the operation of the business may be considered net earnings from self-employment that must be reported on Schedule SE. Enter the amount from Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A (or from Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B), box 9 (code J1)), on Schedule SE, after you reduce this amount by any allowable expenses attributable to that income.
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Foreign Partnerships(p7)

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Follow the instructions below in addition to the instructions above for Domestic Partnerships.
If you are a U.S. person, you may have received Forms 1099-B, 1099-DIV, and 1099-INT reporting your share of certain partnership income, because payors of income to the foreign partnership in most cases are required to allocate and report payments of that income directly to each of the partners of the foreign partnership. If you received both Schedule K-1 and Form 1099 for the same type and source of partnership income, report only the income shown on Schedule K-1 in accordance with its instructions.
If you are not a U.S. person, you may have received Forms 1042-S reporting your share of certain partnership income, because payors of income to the foreign partnership in most cases are required to allocate and report payments of that income directly to each of the partners of the foreign partnership. If you received both Schedule K-1 and Form 1042-S for the same type and source of partnership income, report the income on your return as follows.
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Requirement to file Form 8865.(p7)
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If you are a U.S. person, you may have to file Form 8865 if any of the following applies.
  1. You controlled a foreign partnership (that is, you owned more than a 50% direct or indirect interest in the partnership).
  2. You owned at least a 10% direct or indirect interest in a foreign partnership while U.S. persons controlled that partnership.
  3. You had an acquisition, disposition, or change in proportional interest of a foreign partnership that:
    1. Increased your direct interest to at least 10% or reduced your direct interest of at least 10% to less than 10%, or
    2. Changed your direct interest by at least a 10% interest.
  4. You contributed property to a foreign partnership in exchange for a partnership interest if:
    1. Immediately after the contribution, you owned, directly or indirectly, at least a 10% interest in the partnership, or
    2. The value of the property you contributed, when added to the value of any other property you or any related person contributed to the partnership during the 12-month period ending on the date of transfer, exceeds $100,000.
Also, you may have to file Form 8865 to report certain dispositions by a foreign partnership of property you previously contributed to that partnership if you were a partner at the time of the disposition.
For more details, including penalties for failing to file Form 8865, see Form 8865 and its separate instructions.
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S Corporations(p7)

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If you are a shareholder in an S corporation, your share of the corporation's aggregate losses and deductions (combined income, losses, and deductions) is in most cases limited to the adjusted basis of your corporate stock and any debt the corporation owes you. Any loss or deduction not allowed this year because of the basis limitation can be carried forward and deducted in a later year subject to the basis limitation for that year.
If you are claiming a deduction for your share of an aggregate loss, attach to your return a computation of the adjusted basis of your corporate stock and of any debt the corporation owes you. See the Schedule K-1 instructions for details.
After applying the basis limitation, the deductible amount of your aggregate losses and deductions may be further reduced by the at-risk rules and the passive activity loss rules. See page E-2.
Distributions of prior year accumulated earnings and profits of S corporations are dividends and are reported on Form 1040, line 9a.
Interest expense relating to the acquisition of shares in an S corporation may be fully deductible on Schedule E. For details, see Pub. 535.
Your share of the net income of an S corporation is not subject to self-employment tax.
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Line 27(p7)

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If you answered Yes on line 27, follow the instructions below. If you fail to follow these instructions, the IRS may send you a notice of additional tax due because the amounts reported by the partnership or S corporation on Schedule K-1 do not match the amounts you reported on your tax return.
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Losses Not Allowed in Prior Years Due to the At-Risk or Basis Limitations(p7)

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Prior Year Unallowed Losses From a Passive Activity Not Reported on Form 8582(p7)

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Unreimbursed Partnership Expenses(p7)

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Line 28(p7)

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For nonpassive income or loss (and passive income or losses for which you are not filing Form 8582), enter in the applicable column of line 28 your current year ordinary income or loss from the partnership or S corporation. Report each related item required to be reported on Schedule E (including items of income or loss stated separately on Schedule K-1) in the applicable column of a separate line following the line on which you reported the current year ordinary income or loss. Also enter a description of the related item (for example, depletion) in column (a) of the same line.
If you are required to file Form 8582, see the Instructions for Form 8582 before completing Schedule E.