Form 4626

Form 4626

A form that a corporation files with the IRS to compute the alternative minimum tax that the corporation owes. A company must file Form 4626 if it is not a small company (since small companies are exempt from alternative minimum taxes), if its profit before the net operating loss deduction exceeds $40,000 (or some other stated amount), and/or if it claimed certain, stated tax credits.
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The BNA Fixed Assets Web update reflects the recently passed tax extenders legislation, which includes a number of provisions for business taxpayers through 2014, including accelerated depreciation of certain business property (bonus depreciation), Form 4626 (alternative minimum tax), and Section 179; the increased expensing allowance for business assets; computer software; and qualified real property.
If you are a corporation, please refer to Internal Revenue Service Form 4626, Alternative Minimum Tax--Corporations.
Note that Form 4626, Alternative Minimum Tax--Corporations, for C corporations contains a specific line as well as specific instructions for this calculation.
Example 2 highlights a significant shortcoming in the instructions to Form 4626, Alternative Minimum Tax-Corporations (including environmental tax).
The Form 4626 instructions are very misleading in this respect.
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