If you have calculated a NOL from the prior year (Schedule A-NOL within Form 1045 Application for Tentative Refund from that prior year), and need to enter that amount on Schedule 1 (Form 1040) Additional Income and Adjustments to Income, Line 8, you can enter the amount in your TaxAct return following the steps below (you can still e-file your tax return).
If you have an allowed loss from Schedule K-1, the amount would be reported on Line 17 of Schedule 1 (Form 1040), based on the data you entered in the program for the Schedule K-1. If the loss is not entirely used in the first year following the loss year, or if there are NOLs being carried forward from multiple years, see IRS Publication 536 Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates and Trusts to calculate the amount to enter on Line 8. Use the worksheet on page 8 (instructions on page 7) to calculate the amount to enter on Line 8. If there are NOLs being carried forward from multiple years, you must calculate each amount separately and then add them together to enter on Line 8.
Per IRS Publication 536:
Examples of typical losses that may produce an NOL include losses incurred from the following:
A loss from operating a business is the most common reason for an NOL.
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