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Instructions for Schedule J (Form 1040)
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Line 9(p6)

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If you used Schedule J to figure your tax for:
If you figured your tax for both 2013 and 2014 without using Schedule J, enter on line 9 the taxable income from your 2013 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 didn't file a tax return for 2013, 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 2013 until at least 3 years after April 15, 2016 (or the date you file your 2015 tax return, if later).
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Instructions for 2013 Taxable Income Worksheet(p6)

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Line 2.(p6)
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Any net capital loss deduction on your 2013 Schedule D, line 21, isn't allowed for income averaging purposes to the extent it didn't reduce your capital loss carryover to 2014. This could happen if the taxable income before subtracting exemptions—shown on your 2013 Form 1040, line 41, or your 2013 Form 1040NR, line 39 (or as previously adjusted)—was less than zero. Enter on line 2 the amount by which your 2013 capital loss carryover to 2014 (the sum of your short- and long-term capital loss carryovers) exceeds the excess of the loss on your 2013 Schedule D, line 16, over the loss on your 2013 Schedule D, line 21. If you had any NOL carrybacks to 2013, be sure you refigured your 2013 capital loss carryover to 2014.
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Line 3.(p6)
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If you had an NOL for 2013, enter the amount of that NOL from the 2013 Form 1045, Schedule A, line 25, you filed with Form 1045 or Form 1040X. If you didn't have an NOL for 2013, enter the portion, if any, of the NOL carryovers and carrybacks to 2013 that weren't used in 2013 and were carried to years after 2013.
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Example.(p7)
John Farmington didn't use income averaging for 2012, 2013, or 2014. The taxable income before subtracting exemptions on his 2013 Form 1040, line 41, is a negative $29,900. A deduction for exemptions of $3,900 is shown on line 42, and line 43, taxable income, is limited to zero. John subtracts from the $29,900 loss the $3,900 deduction for exemptions. The result is a negative $33,800, John's 2013 taxable income, which he enters as a positive amount on line 1 of the 2013 Taxable Income Worksheet.
When John filed his 2013 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 2014. John adds the $3,000 from Schedule D, line 21, and the $7,000 capital loss 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 $20,800 on line 3 of the worksheet, the 2013 NOL from his 2013 Form 1045, Schedule A, line 25. Of the $33,800 negative taxable income, the $3,900 deduction for exemptions, the $3,000 capital loss deduction, and his $6,100 standard deduction weren't allowed in figuring the NOL. John had a $20,800 loss on his 2013 Schedule F, the only other item on his 2013 tax return.
John enters $23,800 (the $3,000 line 2 amount plus the $20,800 line 3 amount) on line 4 and $10,000 (the $33,800 line 1 amount minus the $23,800 line 4 amount) on line 5. He enters $10,000 as a negative amount on Schedule J, line 9. He enters $6,000 on Schedule J, line 10, and a negative $4,000 on Schedule J, line 11. If he uses Schedule J to figure his tax for 2016, he will enter the negative $4,000 amount on his 2016 Schedule J as his 2013 taxable income for income averaging purposes.taxmap/instr/i1040sj-007.htm#w25514j04
pencil2013 Taxable Income Worksheet—Line 9
Complete this worksheet if you didn't use Schedule J to figure your tax for 2014 and your 2013 taxable income was zero or less. See the instructions above before completing this worksheet.
1.Figure the taxable income from your 2013 tax return (or as previously adjusted) without limiting it to zero. If you had an NOL for 2013, don't include any NOL carryovers or carrybacks to 2013. Enter the result as a positive amount 1. 
2.If there is a loss on your 2013 Schedule D, line 21, add that loss (as a positive amount) and your 2013 capital loss carryover to 2014. Subtract from that sum the amount of the loss on your 2013 Schedule D, line 16, and enter the result 2.   
3.If you had an NOL for 2013, enter it as a positive amount. Otherwise, enter as a positive amount the portion, if any, of the NOL carryovers and carrybacks to 2013 that weren't used in 2013 and were carried to years after 2013 3.   
4.Add lines 2 and 34. 
5.Subtract line 4 from line 1. Enter the result as a negative amount on Schedule J, line 9 5.