Sale of DC Zone assets.
Beginning in 2003, investments in District of Columbia Enterprise Zone (DC Zone) assets held more than 5 years will qualify for a special tax
benefit. If you sell or trade a DC Zone asset at a gain, you will not have to include any qualified capital gain in your gross income. This exclusion
applies to an interest in, or property of, certain businesses operating in the District of Columbia. For more information, see Publication 954,
Tax Incentives for Empowerment Zones and Other Distressed Communities.
U.S. property acquired from a foreign person.
If you acquire a U.S. real property interest from a foreign person or firm, you may have to withhold income tax on the amount you pay for the
property (including cash, the fair market value of other property, and any assumed liability). Domestic or foreign corporations, partnerships, trusts,
and estates may also have to withhold on certain distributions and other transactions involving U.S. real property interests. If you fail to withhold,
you may be held liable for the tax, penalties that apply, and interest. For more information, see Publication 515,
Withholding of Tax on
Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities.
If you are a U.S. citizen with investment income from sources outside the United States (foreign income), you must report that income on your tax
return unless it is exempt by U.S. law. This is true whether you reside inside or outside the United States and whether or not you receive a Form 1099
from the foreign payer.
Alien's individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN).
The IRS will issue an ITIN to a nonresident or resident alien who does not have and is not eligible to get a social security number (SSN). To apply
for an ITIN, file Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, with the IRS. Enter your ITIN wherever an
SSN is requested on a tax return. If you must include another person's SSN on your return and that person does not have and cannot get an SSN, enter
that person's ITIN.
An ITIN is for tax use only. It does not entitle you to social security benefits or change your employment or immigration status under U.S. law.
Photographs of missing children.
The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Photographs of missing children
selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. You can help bring these children home by looking at the
photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800- 843-5678) if you recognize a child.