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2010 tax act online login 1. 2010 tax act online login   Definitions You Need To Know Table of Contents Other options. 2010 tax act online login Exception. 2010 tax act online login Certain terms used in this publication are defined below. 2010 tax act online login The same term used in another publication may have a slightly different meaning. 2010 tax act online login Annual additions. 2010 tax act online login   Annual additions are the total of all your contributions in a year, employee contributions (not including rollovers), and forfeitures allocated to a participant's account. 2010 tax act online login Annual benefits. 2010 tax act online login   Annual benefits are the benefits to be paid yearly in the form of a straight life annuity (with no extra benefits) under a plan to which employees do not contribute and under which no rollover contributions are made. 2010 tax act online login Business. 2010 tax act online login   A business is an activity in which a profit motive is present and economic activity is involved. 2010 tax act online login Service as a newspaper carrier under age 18 or as a public official is not a business. 2010 tax act online login Common-law employee. 2010 tax act online login   A common-law employee is any individual who, under common law, would have the status of an employee. 2010 tax act online login A leased employee can also be a common-law employee. 2010 tax act online login   A common-law employee is a person who performs services for an employer who has the right to control and direct the results of the work and the way in which it is done. 2010 tax act online login For example, the employer: Provides the employee's tools, materials, and workplace, and Can fire the employee. 2010 tax act online login   Common-law employees are not self-employed and cannot set up retirement plans for income from their work, even if that income is self-employment income for social security tax purposes. 2010 tax act online login For example, common-law employees who are ministers, members of religious orders, full-time insurance salespeople, and U. 2010 tax act online login S. 2010 tax act online login citizens employed in the United States by foreign governments cannot set up retirement plans for their earnings from those employments, even though their earnings are treated as self-employment income. 2010 tax act online login   However, an individual may be a common-law employee and a self-employed person as well. 2010 tax act online login For example, an attorney can be a corporate common-law employee during regular working hours and also practice law in the evening as a self-employed person. 2010 tax act online login In another example, a minister employed by a congregation for a salary is a common-law employee even though the salary is treated as self-employment income for social security tax purposes. 2010 tax act online login However, fees reported on Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business, for performing marriages, baptisms, and other personal services are self-employment earnings for qualified plan purposes. 2010 tax act online login Compensation. 2010 tax act online login   Compensation for plan allocations is the pay a participant received from you for personal services for a year. 2010 tax act online login You can generally define compensation as including all the following payments. 2010 tax act online login Wages and salaries. 2010 tax act online login Fees for professional services. 2010 tax act online login Other amounts received (cash or noncash) for personal services actually rendered by an employee, including, but not limited to, the following items. 2010 tax act online login Commissions and tips. 2010 tax act online login Fringe benefits. 2010 tax act online login Bonuses. 2010 tax act online login   For a self-employed individual, compensation means the earned income, discussed later, of that individual. 2010 tax act online login   Compensation generally includes amounts deferred in the following employee benefit plans. 2010 tax act online login These amounts are elective deferrals. 2010 tax act online login Qualified cash or deferred arrangement (section 401(k) plan). 2010 tax act online login Salary reduction agreement to contribute to a tax-sheltered annuity (section 403(b) plan), a SIMPLE IRA plan, or a SARSEP. 2010 tax act online login Section 457 nonqualified deferred compensation plan. 2010 tax act online login Section 125 cafeteria plan. 2010 tax act online login   However, an employer can choose to exclude elective deferrals under the above plans from the definition of compensation. 2010 tax act online login The limit on elective deferrals is discussed in chapter 2 under Salary Reduction Simplified Employee Pension (SARSEP) and in chapter 4. 2010 tax act online login Other options. 2010 tax act online login   In figuring the compensation of a participant, you can treat any of the following amounts as the employee's 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contribution formula of the plan, can be contributed each year for a participant. 2010 tax act online login Deduction. 2010 tax act online login   A deduction is the plan contributions you can subtract from gross income on your federal income tax return. 2010 tax act online login Limits apply to the amount deductible. 2010 tax act online login Earned income. 2010 tax act online login   Earned income is net earnings from self-employment, discussed later, from a business in which your services materially helped to produce the income. 2010 tax act online login   You can also have earned income from property your personal efforts helped create, such as royalties from your books or inventions. 2010 tax act online login Earned income includes net earnings from selling or otherwise disposing of the property, but it does not include capital gains. 2010 tax act online login It includes income from licensing the use of property other than goodwill. 2010 tax act online login   Earned income includes amounts received for services by self-employed members of recognized religious sects opposed to social security benefits who are exempt from self-employment tax. 2010 tax act online login   If you have more than one business, but only one has a retirement plan, only the earned income from that business is considered for that plan. 2010 tax act online login Employer. 2010 tax act online login   An employer is generally any person for whom an individual performs or did perform any service, of whatever nature, as an employee. 2010 tax act online login A sole proprietor is treated as his or her own employer for retirement plan purposes. 2010 tax act online login However, a partner is not an employer for retirement plan purposes. 2010 tax act online login Instead, the partnership is treated as the employer of each partner. 2010 tax act online login Highly compensated employee. 2010 tax act online login   A highly compensated employee is an individual who: Owned more than 5% of the interest in your business at any time during the year or the preceding year, regardless of how much compensation that person earned or received, or For the preceding year, received compensation from you of more than $115,000 (if the preceding year is 2012, 2013, or 2014) and, if you so choose, was in the top 20% of employees when ranked by compensation. 2010 tax act online login Leased employee. 2010 tax act online login   A leased employee who is not your common-law employee must generally be treated as your employee for retirement plan purposes if he or she does all the following. 2010 tax act online login Provides services to you under an agreement between you and a leasing organization. 2010 tax act online login Has performed services for you (or for you and related persons) substantially full time for at least 1 year. 2010 tax act online login Performs services under your primary direction or control. 2010 tax act online login Exception. 2010 tax act online login   A leased 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all purposes, regardless of any pension plan of the leasing organization. 2010 tax act online login Net earnings from self-employment. 2010 tax act online login   For SEP and qualified plans, net earnings from self-employment is your gross income from your trade or business (provided your personal services are a material income-producing factor) minus allowable business deductions. 2010 tax act online login Allowable deductions include contributions to SEP and qualified plans for common-law employees and the deduction allowed for the deductible part of your self-employment tax. 2010 tax act online login   Net earnings from self-employment does not include items excluded from gross income (or their related deductions) other than foreign earned income and foreign housing cost amounts. 2010 tax act online login   For the deduction limits, earned income is net earnings for personal services actually rendered to the business. 2010 tax act online login You take into account the income tax deduction for the deductible part of self-employment tax and the deduction for contributions to the plan made on your behalf when figuring net earnings. 2010 tax act online login   Net earnings include a partner's distributive share of partnership income or loss (other than separately stated items, such as capital gains and losses). 2010 tax act online login It does not include income passed through to shareholders of S corporations. 2010 tax act online login Guaranteed payments to limited partners are net earnings from self-employment if they are paid for services to or for the partnership. 2010 tax act online login Distributions of other income or loss to limited partners are not net earnings from self-employment. 2010 tax act online login   For SIMPLE plans, net earnings from self-employment is the amount on line 4 of Short Schedule SE or line 6 of Long Schedule SE (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax, before subtracting any contributions made to the SIMPLE plan for yourself. 2010 tax act online login Qualified plan. 2010 tax act online login   A qualified plan is a retirement plan that offers a tax-favored way to save for retirement. 2010 tax act online login You can deduct contributions made to the plan for your employees. 2010 tax act online login Earnings on these contributions are generally tax free until distributed at retirement. 2010 tax act online login Profit-sharing, money purchase, and defined benefit plans are qualified plans. 2010 tax act online login A 401(k) plan is also a qualified plan. 2010 tax act online login Participant. 2010 tax act online login   A participant is an eligible employee who is covered by your retirement plan. 2010 tax act online login See the discussions of the different types of plans for the definition of an employee eligible to participate in each type of plan. 2010 tax act online login Partner. 2010 tax act online login   A partner is an individual who shares ownership of an unincorporated trade or business with one or more 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2010 tax act online login Optional safe harbor method to determine the business use of a home deduction. 2010 tax act online login  Beginning in 2013, you can use the optional safe harbor method to determine the deduction for the business use of your home. 2010 tax act online login For more information, see chapter 1. 2010 tax act online login Standard mileage rate. 2010 tax act online login  Beginning in 2013, the standard mileage rate for the cost of operating your car, van, pickup, or panel truck for each mile of business use is 56. 2010 tax act online login 5 cents per mile. 2010 tax act online login For more information, see chapter 11. 2010 tax act online login Additional Medicare Tax. 2010 tax act online login  Beginning in 2013, a 0. 2010 tax act online login 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to Medicare wages, railroad retirement (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income that are more than: $125,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if married filing jointly, or 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