Use Form 4797 to report gain or loss from a sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion of property used in your trade or business or that is depreciable or amortizable. You can use Form 4797 with Forms 1040, 1065, 1120, or 1120S. taxmap/pubs/p544-019.htm#en_us_publink100072664
Show any section 1231 gains and losses in Part I. Carry a net gain to Schedule D (Form 1040) as a long-term capital gain. Carry a net loss to Part II of Form 4797 as an ordinary loss.
If you had any nonrecaptured net section 1231 losses from the preceding 5 tax years, reduce your net gain by those losses and report the amount of the reduction as an ordinary gain in Part II. Report any remaining gain on Schedule D (Form 1040). See Section 1231 Gains and Losses in chapter 3. taxmap/pubs/p544-019.htm#en_us_publink100072665
Show any ordinary gains and losses in Part II. This includes a net loss or a recapture of losses from prior years figured in Part I of Form 4797. It also includes ordinary gain figured in Part III. taxmap/pubs/p544-019.htm#en_us_publink100072666
Figure the ordinary income from depreciation on personal property and additional depreciation on real property (as discussed in chapter 3) in Part III. Carry the ordinary income to Part II of Form 4797 as an ordinary gain. Carry any remaining gain to Part I as section 1231 gain, unless it is from a casualty or theft. Carry any remaining gain from a casualty or theft to Form 4684.