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1040 Form Schedule D Instructions

Download and print the Form 1040 Schedule D Instructions

U.S. Individual Income tax Return Form 1040 schedule D Instructions and Form 8949

Capital Gains and Losses

These instructions explain how to complete Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040).
Form 8949 is new.

Many transactions that, in previous years, would have been reported on Sched- ule D or D-1 must be reported on Form 8949 if they occur in 2011 or later.

Complete Form 8949 before you complete line 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, or 10 of Schedule D.

Use Form 8949 to report:

The sale or exchange of a capital asset (defined below) not reported on another form or
· Gains from involuntary conversions (other than from casualty or theft) of capital assets
not held for business or profit, and
· Nonbusiness bad debts.
Use Schedule D:
· To figure the overall gain or loss from transactions reported on Form 8949,
· To report a gain from Form 2439 or 6252 or Part I of Form 4797,
· To report a gain or loss from Form 4684, 6781, or 8824,
· To report a gain or loss from a partnership, S corporation, estate or trust,
· To report capital gain distributions not reported directly on Form 1040, line 13 (or
effectively connected capital gain distributions not reported directly on Form 1040NR, line
14), and
· To report a capital loss carryover from 2010 to 2011.
Additional information. See Pub. 544 and Pub. 550 for more details. For a comprehensive
filled-in example of both Form 8949 and Schedule D, see Pub. 550.

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