Surprised no one has mentioned the K1 is out. Owned VNR since 2008 and this is the first year I don't have any taxable income from it. Of course that just means more tax when I sell. No UBTI either for folks holding in an IRA
There's no way the broker can track your cost basis as all the K1 items effect it. For most folks the capital account is a good estimate of cost basis as long as its positive. Folks should also look at the gain/loss calculator which is available on the K1 site.
If you take the intangible drilling costs in Box 13J and also apply the Depletion in Box 20T1 (which actually appears on the statement at the bottom of the cover letter), it should wipe out the number in Box 1. Hopefully you're using Turbo Tax. Of course all that lowers your basis (as do the distributions) so that when you sell you'll have more gain. (at least on paper)
How about when you get to be 70 1/2 and have to take RMDs. You'll have to pay tax on everything at ordinary income rates. And you may want to look up something called "UBTI" if holding in an IRA
The best way is probably to create a separate K1 entry into TT for OILT. You have the partnership name and Fed ID and there's no need to input Capital Account numbers. I never do. EPD been doing this for years with other LPs and its a pain.
Who knows where this goes?. K1 says see Partners instructions but there appear to be none. Turbo Tax is looking for finer breakdown on this item if you do the "quickzoom" to enter additional codes for A,B and F. Admittedly, its a small number and probably is not worth spending a lot of time on.
SDT distributions like most partnerships are ROC as long as your basis exceeds zero. However Sand Ridge partnerships (PER, SDR, SDT) can pass through on the K1, significant amounts of Interest and Royalties which are considered taxable income. I owned PER at one time and as I recall about 70% of the distributions were effectively taxed as ordinary income due to the pass throughs. YMMV.
The distributions are technically ROC (as long as your basis is greater than zero). PER may be labeled as a Royalty Trust but for tax purpose it is a partnership. Partnerships are pass through entities meaning they pass through items of income (For PER that would be Royalties and Interest) that go on the tax return of the unitholder, as well expense items (Depletion)that reduce that income. When I owned PER the distributions were effectively 70% taxed (as ordinary income)
I'd want to check before doing that and estimate how much ordinary income would result from depreciation recapture on a sale of units. Unfortunately the folks who produce the K1 forms don't tell you that. You may have a large capital loss but unless you have cap gains to offset, that won't be of much use (other than 3K used against any income.)
Be sure to enter the numbers in Box 13J (Intangible drilling cost) and 20T1 (depletion). However I'd be surprised if HRB supports those codes. Turbo Tax is by far the best retail software for handling MLP K1 forms
My understanding is Interest is not considered UBTI so if that number is in Box 5 of the K1, you should be ok. Box 1 might be a different story. You can also check Box 20V.
RMD calculations have nothing to do with the K1 but are calculated based on the previous year 12/31 combined balance in all your IRAs (Traditional. SEP, etc). The "4 percent" does go up every year. For example if you are 70 in the year you take your first RMD, you divide your balance by 27.4 (3.65%), the next year you divide by 26.5 (3.77%), the next year you divide by 25.6 (3.9%) and so on. In the year you are 80, you divide the 12/31 balance by 18.7 (5.35). There are lots of calculators on the Web to help with this.
Depends where it winds up on the K1. If its in Box 18A, that would be tax free interest for Federal purposes. However, it might still be taxable for State purposes when received. Perhaps someone can tell us what's on the K1?