COMPUTATION OF 2009 ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX TO DETERMINE
NEBRASKA MINIMUM TAX FOR THE 2009 NEBRASKA RETURN
How is the alternative minimum tax computed for a taxpayer’s 2009 U.S. Fiduciary Income Tax Return, Federal Form 1041, Schedule I, to be recalculated in order to compute the Nebraska income tax?
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77-2717 provides that the additional taxes shall be recomputed by substituting Nebraska taxable income for federal taxable income and adjusting the Nebraska alternative minimum tax calculations for any items which are reflected differently in the determination of federal taxable income for Nebraska purposes. This applies to any federal schedules or other forms, the results of which are used in calculating the federal alternative minimum tax.
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77-2716 provides for the exclusion from taxable income of interest or dividends from U.S. obligations as set forth in Fiduciary Income Tax Regulation 23-004.03A and the inclusion of interest or dividends from non-Nebraska source state or local obligations. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77-2716 also provides for the exclusion from Nebraska taxable income of any non-Nebraska income from an S corporation or limited liability company (LLC). Therefore, any associated preference item derived from the S corporation or LLC included in the alternative minimum tax calculations should be excluded to the same extent in the Nebraska computation.
The specific line entries and the required adjustments in re-computing the minimum tax for the 2009 Nebraska Fiduciary Income Tax Return, Form 1041N, are provided below. Recalculate all total or computation lines to reflect adjustments made pursuant to this ruling. All other entries must be the same as for the federal minimum tax computation.
2009 U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts, Federal Form 1041, Schedule I —
Line 52. If Part IV of Schedule I, 2009 Federal Form 1041, was used to make the line 52 entry, exclude any capital gains in the calculation that were excluded on Line 6 of Form 1041N.
Line 53. Enter -0-.
Line 55. Compute the regular federal income tax before credits on the Line 1 income as entered above. The same federal tax method used to complete line 23, Federal Form 1041, is to be used. Enter the computed amount without subtracting any foreign tax credit.
Follow federal instructions to recompute the alternative minimum tax through Part III, line 56 of Schedule I, Federal Form 1041.
Enter line 56, Part III, of the recomputed Schedule I, 2009 Federal Form 1041, on line 1 of the Nebraska Minimum or Other Tax Worksheet. Complete the worksheet to determine the amount to enter on line 9 of the 2009 Form 1041N.
The recomputed Schedule I, Federal Form 1041, must be attached to the 2009 Nebraska Fiduciary Income Tax Return, Form 1041N, when filed.
The add-on minimum tax and the alternative minimum tax are to be recomputed for all taxable years beginning after December 31, 1978. The specific line entries on Federal Form 1041, Schedule I that are to be altered in the recomputation for Nebraska are provided for the following tax years:
Douglas A. Ewald
February 3, 2010