Tag Archives: Net operating loss

NOL v Gambling

Today TaxMama® hears from Dennis in the TaxQuips Forum, who wonders… “Can you use a business net operating loss carryforward to offset personal gambling winnings? The business generating the NOL is a Schedule C. On the surface, it doesn’t seem right to be able to do this, but who knows?”

Net Operating Losses

Today TaxMama® hears from several people in the TaxQuips Forum about this topic. “Net Operating Losses have some special qualities that make them very desirable for tax purposes – even if they result from disasters in an economic sense. It’s important to understand how to use them, or you can waste them.”

Form 1045 NOL

Today TaxMama hears from Marvin in the TaxQuips Forum who needs clarification “On Form 1045, where I can carry net operating losses back for up to five years, in what order do I do that? Do I start with the 5th yr, then the 4th yr, then 3,2,1? Or do I start with the most […]

Corporate Net Operating Losses

Today TaxMama hears from Monty in the TaxQuips Forum, who needs help. Let me paraphrase his question. “When a corporation has net operating losses (NOL) for two years in a row, 2008 and 2009, how do you handle carrying back the NOLs?” Dear Monty, When you have a large net operating loss, you may be […]

NOL carryforward

Today TaxMama hears from Judy in Washington state, with this question. “Could you please tell me how long a 1995 net operating loss can be carried forward?”

Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009

Key provisions in the bill: Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance 1) The credit is renewed to home purchases under contract as of April 30th, as long as the purchase closes within 60 days. (That means you don’t have to rush to close escrow by the end of this month. Whew!) 2) Other homeowners qualify for […]

For Many Small Businesses, Fall Filing Deadline Looms for Special Refund Claims

WASHINGTON — Time is running out for many small businesses wishing to take advantage of the expanded business loss carryback option included in this year’s recovery law, the Internal Revenue Service said today. Eligible individuals have until Oct. 15 to choose this expanded carryback option. Eligible calendar-year corporations have until Sept. 15. This carryback provision […]

Deadline for filing Net Operating Loss (NOL) election is April 17

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, small businesses with a net operating loss in 2008 may elect to offset this loss against income earned in up to five prior years instead of two. The deadline to make the election to use this special carryback is April 17, 2009. See links in the […]

Net Operating Losses

Today TaxMama hears from Judy in Kansas who tells us, “I had a house fire in 2004 and I am just now filing an amended return for 2004 for the casualty losses. They resulted in a net operating loss (NOL). It is past the 3 year timeframe for filing a 1040x for 2002 and 2003. […]

50 Percent Loss

Today TaxMama hears from Andrew in the Tax Parlor, who tells us. “I operate an S corporation. In the 1st year (2005), the S corporation had substantial income, and I reported it on my 2005 tax return. This year (2006) it has a loss that’s larger than my whole family income. May I report 50% […]