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Capital gains treatment of timber income

Donald F. Dennis

Capital gains treatment of timber income

an economic assessment

by Donald F. Dennis

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station in [Broomall, Pa.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Timber -- Economic aspects,
  • Capital gains tax,
  • Forests and forestry -- Taxation

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDonald F. Dennis.
    SeriesResearch paper NE -- 556.
    ContributionsNortheastern Forest Experiment Station (Radnor, Pa.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination5 p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17558909M
    OCLC/WorldCa12391706

    However, they’ll pay 15 percent on capital gains if their income is $40, to $, Above that income level, the rate jumps to 20 percent. In addition.   For example, if you're single with $38, in taxable income and a $5, capital gain, the first $2, will be tax-free (0% rate), but the part that brings your taxable income above the $40,

      If you sold standing timber during the taxable year held for over 12 months, Yyu may be able to benefit from the long-term capital gains provisions on timber sale income which will lower your tax obligation. When you sell standing timber either lump-sum or on a pay-as-cut basis, the net proceeds generally qualify as a long-term capital gain. The income from timber sales can be claimed as a capital gain rather than ordinary income which is advantageous to landowners because capital gains are taxed at a lower tax rate and can qualify for special treatment such as long-term tax rates, the deduction of sales expenses, and the recovery of .

      Also, for both types of capital gains, it's worth noting that the % net investment income tax that applies to certain high earners will stay in place, with the exact same income . As with domestic C corporations, foreign corporations that file Form F, U.S. Income Tax Return of a Foreign Corporation, generally do not receive any benefit from the Sec. treatment of timber sales as long-term capital gains for federal income tax purposes. (However, care should be taken when evaluating the potential for additional.


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Capital gains treatment of timber income by Donald F. Dennis Download PDF EPUB FB2

In the case of items 1 and 2 above the income is treated as ordinary income. In the case of item 3 above the income may qualify for capital gains treatment, and as such may Capital gains treatment of timber income book taxed at a lower rate than your ordinary income.

If you are not sure whether your timber sale qualifies for capital gains treatment Click Here. You will be asked a series. There are two ways to report the income received from a timber sale, depending on how the income is derived: Capital Gains- Schedule D: You may receive income by cutting timber and opting to treat that cutting as a sale, or by disposing of standing timber, which is known as this case the income is treated as a Capital Gain and is reported by the taxpayer on their Schedule D.

capital gains. The revenues and expenses from such activities are reported on Schedule C or F as ordinary income.

Capital gains treatment may be in question if you agree to a so-called “shares contract” with a logger. The usual agreement is for the logger to cut your timber and sell the logs to a mill or other buyer. The. With capital gains, only half of the income is taxable, so this is the preferred treatment.

To determine the tax treatment, CRA considers whether farming is your chief source of income, whether you operate your woodlot as a farm, and whether the woodlot is commercial or non-commercial.

Sale of timber from your property may be classed as capital. Revenue is treated and taxed as ordinary income without the option for the more favorable capital gains treatment. The method of disposal of the timber has significant bearing on your tax obligation. If you qualify for capital gains, you may save 5% to 20% on revenue taxes over landowners who treat revenue from timber sales as ordinary income.

-Investment Income -Stocks, mutual funds, Bonds, Other (Timber is other). The sale of timber is considered a capital gain. Cost basis for timber is usually zero. Timber basis is not the cost of the property. If the decedent was carrying a cost basis, for the timber, then you would not have a zero basis, and would be allowed a step up to market.

Some or all net capital gain may be taxed at 0% if your taxable income is less than $78, A capital gain rate of 15% applies if your taxable income is $78, or more but less than $, for single; $, for married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er). You cannot deduct a loss on the personal part.

Any gain or loss on the part of the home used for business is an ordinary gain or loss, as applicable, reportable on Form Any gain or loss on the part producing income for which the underlying activity does not rise to the level of a trade or business is a capital gain or loss, as applicable.

Capital Gains Determination. To determine if your sale qualifies for capital gains treatment you must first identify what was sold, either stumpage (standing timber) or cut products.

Stumpage, or standing timber is exactly that, trees that have been sold but not yet severed from their roots by cutting. Stocks held longer than one year are considered as long-term for the treatment of any capital gains, and are taxed at rates of 0%, 15% or 20% depending on the investor's taxable income.

Make certain the person knows about timber sale income tax treatment as some preparers do not. The IRS code about timber sale taxation is a bit obscure. There are three main ways to reduce the tax bill; 1) report income as capital gains, 2) calculate the timber basis and depletion, and 3) keep receipts for all out-of-pocket expenses related to.

Capital gains are a different type of income from ordinary income on business profits. Taxes on capital gains taxes come into play in the sale of a business, because capital assets are being sold. This article focuses on capital gains on business assets as part of the sale of a business, but capital gains tax works the same way with personal.

Timber Sales Qualifying for Capital Gains Treatment. To qualify for long‐term capital gains treatment, timber owners must own their timber primarily for profit, hold it for more than a year and, if they are considered “in the timber business”, sell according to IRS. To determine the treatment of section gains and losses, combine all your section gains and losses for the year.

If you have a net section loss, it is ordinary loss. If you have a net section gain, it is ordinary income up to the amount of your nonrecaptured section.

Hobby timber sales do qualify for capital gains treatment. If held for a year and a day, that timber sale will qualify for a lower rate of taxation than ordinary income rates.

A capital gain is the increase in value of a capital asset, such as land and timber. Long-term capital gains are taxed at lower rates than ordinary income rates, ranging. Standing timber you held as investment property is a capital asset. Gain or loss from its sale is capital gain or loss reported on Form and Schedule D (Form ), as applicable.

If you held the timber primarily for sale to customers, it is not a capital asset. Gain or loss on its sale is ordinary business income.

If the investor sells the shares at market value, the total income is $2, The capital gain on this investment is then equal to the total income minus the initial capital ($2, - $1,   Compare the implied returns from the “ordinary income” situation (Case 1) to the case where different rates apply when expensing costs versus taxing income (Case 2).

We see that the ability to apply capital gains rates to timber income enhances returns and net cash flows. Timber Tax Case Examples: Ordinary Income versus Capital Gains. 5 1. Made a Timber* Sale • Capital gains or ordinary income for a trade or business * The term “timber” includes the parts of standing trees that could be used to manufacture lumber, pulpwood, veneer, poles, piling, crossties, chip-n-saw, and other wood products.

Also included are evergreen (conifer) trees aged 6 years or older when they are severed from their roots and sold for. Currently long term capital gains are only taxed at 0 percent and 15 percent, depending upon a taxpayer’s income bracket.

For some categories of taxpayers, reporting timber as ordinary income (versus long term capital gain) would cause them to pay more income tax than is necessary. a maximum of 35% based on your income. The other item to consider is that capital gain income is not subject to the self-employment tax (Social Security) of % like ordinary income.

Even if you don’t have a depletion deduction your federal tax savings will be at least % to % by reporting timber income as capital gain.• 60% capital gains exclusion.

TREATMENT OF CAPITAL GAINS • Federal Law – Since ,capital gains net of capital losses are fully included in taxable income. – Net capital losses deductible up to $3, Excess losses carried forward.

– While top individual income tax rate is %, maximum rate on long-term capital gains is 20%.Landowners in the United States may sell timber off their land to earn some extra money, or they may operate thousands of acres of land as a full time job.

Whether a taxpayer has small or large landholdings, he will usually pay a capital gains tax at the state and federal level when he sells timber.