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Understanding partnership Schedule K-1, box 13 codes for individual returns in ProConnect

SOLVEDby IntuitProConnect Tax13Updated July 12, 2022

This article will help you determine where to enter amounts from a partnership Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), Box 13: Other deductions, for an individual return in Intuit ProConnect.

Box 13 is used to report many different items, so select on the codes below to view the instructions on entering them.

  1. Go to the Input Return tab and select Income from the left menu.
  2. Select Passthrough K-1's then Partnership Info (1065 K-1).
  3. Go to the tab Lines 11–20 in the top-right menu.
  4. Scroll to the Line 13 - Other Deductions subsection.
  5. Select the K-1 Code from the dropdown menu.
  6. Enter the Amount.
  7. Select the + Add button, if more box 13 entries are needed.
  1. Go to the Input Return tab and select Income from the left menu.
  2. Select Passthrough K-1's then Partnership Info (1065 K-1).
  3. Select Line 13 - Other Deductions from the left menu.
  4. Scroll down to the (H) Interest Expense subsection.
  5. Enter the amount in the appropriate field:
    • (13H) Investment - Schedule A: ProConnect includes this amount on Form 4592, Line 1 and carries the allowed part to Schedule A.
    • Investment - Schedule E: This amount is deducted on Schedule E, page 2, and is included on Form 4592, Line 1. Any amount disallowed on Form 4592 is added back to income on Form 1040, Schedule 1, Line 21.
    • Passive: ProConnect reduces ordinary income by this amount or adds this amount to an ordinary loss and carries it to Form 8582. The program doesn't carry this amount to Form 4592, but includes the allowed portion in the allowable gain (loss) on Schedule E, page 2.

If you're unsure where the box 13, code H amount should be entered, use the descriptions above along with the partners' instructions for Schedule K-1.

  1. Go to the Input Return tab and select Income from the left menu.
  2. Select Passthrough K-1's then Partnership Info (1065 K-1).
  3. Go to the tab Lines 11–20 in the top-right menu.
  4. Scroll to the Line 13 - Other Deductions subsection.
  5. Scroll down to the (J) Section 59(e) (2) Expenses subsection.
  6. Select the Type of expenses from the dropdown.
  7. Enter the (13J) Amount reported on Schedule K-1.
  8. Enter the Dry hole expense.

The partnership that issued the K-1 should have attached a statement including the type and amount of Section 59(e)(2) expense.

Code N reports educational assistance benefits. These benefits can be deducted from partnership income up to $5,250. You may be able to use any excess over $5,250 in computing Form 8863.

To enter the deduction for benefits up to $5,250:

  1. Go to the Input Return tab and select Income from the left menu.
  2. Select Passthrough K-1's then Partnership Info (1065 K-1).
  3. Go to the tab Less Common Scenarios in the top-right menu.
  4. Determine whether the deduction should be passive or nonpassive on the Schedule E.
  5. In the section Separately Stated Income and Deductions enter the deductions:
    • Passive deductions should be entered in First Passive ItemOther (Click on button to expand).
    • Nonpassive deductions should be entered in Other nonpassive items (Click on button to expand).

To enter the excess over $5,250 for Form 8863:

  1. Select Credits from the left menu.
  2. Select Education/Tuition (1098-T, 8863/8917).
  3. Enter the applicable information for the credit.

Per the partnership Schedule K-1 instructions, "You may be able to deduct these expenses currently or you may need to capitalize them under section 263A. See Pub. 255, Farmer's Tax Guide."

You'll need to determine if the box 13, code P amount can be expensed or must be capitalized. If you determine the amount can be expensed and want to show it on Schedule E, page 2, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Input Return tab and select Income from the left menu.
  2. Select Passthrough K-1's then Partnership Info (1065 K-1).
  3. Go to the tab Less Common Scenarios in the top-right menu.
  4. In the section Separately Stated Income and Deductions enter the deductions as a negative number.

Box 13, code R reports payments made on the taxpayer's behalf to an IRA, qualified plan, SEP, or SIMPLE.

Follow these steps to enter these amounts:

  1. Select Deductions > Adjustments to Income from the left menu.
  2. Scroll to the SEP, SIMPLE, Qualified Plans subsection.
  3. Enter the applicable amounts for the type of retirement plan.

Box 13, code S reports reforestation expense deduction. The partnership will provide a statement describing the qualified timber property for these reforestation expenses. Generally, the expense deduction is limited to $10,000 ($5,000 if married filing separately) for each qualified timber property, including your distributive share of the partnership's expense and any reforestation expenses you separately paid or incurred during the year.

If you didn't materially participate in the activity:

Use Form 8582 to determine how much of these expenses can be reported on Schedule E, Line 28.

If you materially participated in the reforestation activity:

Report the deduction on Line 28, column h, of the Schedule E.

To enter the deductible amounts:

You'll need to determine how much of the box 13, code S amount is deductible, and whether the deduction is passive or nonpassive.

  1. Go to the Input Return tab and select Income from the left menu.
  2. Select Passthrough K-1's then Partnership Info (1065 K-1).
  3. Go to the tab Less Common Scenarios in the top-right menu.
  4. In the section Separately Stated Income and Deductions enter the deductions as a negative number.
  1. Go to the Input Return tab and select Income from the left menu.
  2. Select Passthrough K-1's then Partnership Info (1065 K-1).
  3. Go to the tab Lines 11–20 in the top-right menu.
  4. Scroll to the Line 13 - Other Deductions subsection.
  5. Scroll down to the All Domestic Production Activities Information subsection.
  6. Fill in all applicable information.

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