Federal Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax - Corporations
Extracted from PDF file 2020-federal-form-8827.pdf, last modified January 2021
Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax - CorporationsForm 8827 Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax—Corporations Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service ▶ 4 2020 ▶ Attach to the corporation’s tax return. Go to www.irs.gov/Form8827 for the latest information. Employer identification number Name 1 2 3 OMB No. 1545-0123 Minimum tax credit carryforward from 2019. Enter the amount from line 6 of the 2019 Form 8827 . . Enter the corporation’s 2020 regular income tax liability minus allowable tax credits (see instructions) Current year minimum tax credit. Enter the smaller of line 1 or line 2 here and on Form 1120, Schedule J, Part I, line 5d (or the applicable line of your return). If the corporation had a post-1986 ownership change or has pre-acquisition excess credits, see instructions . . . . . . . . . Minimum tax credit carryforward. Subtract line 3 from line 1. Keep a record of this amount to carry forward and use in future years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Instructions Section references are to the Internal Revenue Code unless otherwise noted. What’s New Current year minimum tax credit. The refundable portion of the minimum tax credit does not apply for tax years beginning in 2020. See section 53(e). However, a corporation can have an unused portion of the regular minimum tax credit (because of limitations) that can be carried forward from 2019 and allowable for 2020 and later years. Purpose of Form Corporations use Form 8827 to figure the minimum tax credit, if any, for AMT incurred in prior tax years, and to figure any minimum tax credit carryforward. Who Should File Form 8827 should be filed by applicable corporations that had a minimum tax credit carryover from 2019 to 2020. Line 2 Enter the corporation’s 2020 regular income tax liability, as defined in section 26(b), minus any credits allowed under Chapter 1, Subchapter A, Part IV, subparts B, D, E, and F of the Internal Revenue Code (for example, if filing Form 1120, subtract any credits on Schedule J, Part I, lines 5a through 5c, from the amount on Schedule J, Part I, line 2). Line 3 If the corporation had a post-1986 ownership change (as defined in section 382(g)), there may be a limit on the amount of pre-change minimum tax credits that can be applied against the corporation’s tax for any tax year ending after the ownership change. See section 383 and the related regulations. To figure the amount of the pre-change credit, the corporation must allocate the credit for the change year between the pre-change period and the post-change period. The corporation must use the same method of allocation (ratable allocation or closing-of-the-books) for purposes of sections 382 and 383. See Regulations section 1.382-6 for details. Also, there may be a limit on the use of pre-acquisition excess credits of one corporation to offset the tax attributable to recognized built-in gains of another corporation. See section 384 for details. If either limit applies, attach a computation of the allowable minimum tax credit. For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see instructions. Cat. No. 13008K 1 2 3 4 Paperwork Reduction Act Notice. We ask for the information on this form to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the United States. You are required to give us the information. We need it to ensure that you are complying with these laws and to allow us to figure and collect the right amount of tax. You are not required to provide the information requested on a form that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the form displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a form or its instructions must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any Internal Revenue law. Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential, as required by section 6103. The time needed to complete and file this form will vary depending on individual circumstances. The estimated burden for business taxpayers filing this form is approved under OMB control number 1545-0123 and is included in the estimates shown in the instructions for their business income tax return. If you have comments concerning the accuracy of these time estimates, or suggestions for making this form simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. See the instructions for the tax return with which this form is filed. Form 8827 (2020)
2020 Form 8827
More about the Federal Form 8827 Corporate Income Tax Tax Credit TY 2020
Corporations use this form to figure the minimum tax credit, if any, for alternative minimum tax (AMT) incurred in prior tax years and to figure any minimum tax credit carry forward.
We last updated the Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax - Corporations in February 2021, so this is the latest version of Form 8827, fully updated for tax year 2020. You can download or print current or past-year PDFs of Form 8827 directly from TaxFormFinder. You can print other Federal tax forms here.
Other Federal Corporate Income Tax Forms:
|Form Code||Form Name|
|1120-S (Schedule K-1)||Shareholder’s Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc.|
|Form 1095-B||Health Coverage|
|Form 9452||Filing Assistance Program|
|1041 (Schedule D)||Capital Gains and Losses|
|Form 944||Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return|
The Internal Revenue Service usually releases income tax forms for the current tax year between October and January, although changes to some forms can come even later. We last updated Federal Form 8827 from the Internal Revenue Service in February 2021.
Form 8827 is a Federal Corporate Income Tax form. States often have dozens of even hundreds of various tax credits, which, unlike deductions, provide a dollar-for-dollar reduction of tax liability. Some common tax credits apply to many taxpayers, while others only apply to extremely specific situations. In most cases, you will have to provide evidence to show that you are eligible for the tax credit, and calculate the amount of the credit to which you are entitled.
About the Corporate Income Tax
The IRS and most states require corporations to file an income tax return, with the exact filing requirements depending on the type of company.
Sole proprietorships or disregarded entities like LLCs are filed on Schedule C (or the state equivalent) of the owner's personal income tax return, flow-through entities like S Corporations or Partnerships are generally required to file an informational return equivilent to the IRS Form 1120S or Form 1065, and full corporations must file the equivalent of federal Form 1120 (and, unlike flow-through corporations, are often subject to a corporate tax liability).
Additional forms are available for a wide variety of specific entities and transactions including fiduciaries, nonprofits, and companies involved in other specific types of business.
Historical Past-Year Versions of Federal Form 8827
We have a total of nine past-year versions of Form 8827 in the TaxFormFinder archives, including for the previous tax year. Download past year versions of this tax form as PDFs here:
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