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2012 tax form 10. 2012 tax form Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit) Table of Contents Full-time student. 2012 tax form Adjusted gross income. 2012 tax form Distributions received by spouse. 2012 tax form Testing period. 2012 tax form If you or your employer make eligible contributions (defined later) to a retirement plan, you may be able to take a credit of up to $1,000 (up to $2,000 if filing jointly). 2012 tax form This credit could reduce the federal income tax you pay dollar for dollar. 2012 tax form Can you claim the credit? If you or your employer make eligible contributions to a retirement plan, you can claim the credit if all of the following apply. 2012 tax form You are not under age 18. 2012 tax form You are not a full-time student (explained next). 2012 tax form No one else, such as your parent(s), claims an exemption for you on their tax return. 2012 tax form Your adjusted gross income (defined later) is not more than: $59,000 for 2013 ($60,000 for 2014) if your filing status is married filing jointly, $44,250 for 2013 ($45,000 for 2014) if your filing status is head of household (with qualifying person), or $29,500 for 2013 ($30,000 for 2014) if your filing status is single, married filing separately, or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child. 2012 tax form Full-time student. 2012 tax form You are a full-time student if, during some part of each of 5 calendar months (not necessarily consecutive) during the calendar year, you are either: A full-time student at a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and regularly enrolled body of students in attendance, or A student taking a full-time, on-farm training course given by either a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and regularly enrolled body of students in attendance, or a state, county, or local government. 2012 tax form You are a full-time student if you are enrolled for the number of hours or courses the school considers to be full-time. 2012 tax form Adjusted gross income. 2012 tax form This is generally the amount on line 38 of your 2013 Form 1040 or line 22 of your 2013 Form 1040A. 2012 tax form However, you must add to that amount any exclusion or deduction claimed for the year for: Foreign earned income, Foreign housing costs, Income for bona fide residents of American Samoa, and Income from Puerto Rico. 2012 tax form Eligible contributions. 2012 tax form These include: Contributions to a traditional or Roth IRA, Elective deferrals, including amounts designated as after-tax Roth contributions, to: A 401(k) plan (including a SIMPLE 401(k)), A section 403(b) annuity, An eligible deferred compensation plan of a state or local government (a governmental 457 plan), A SIMPLE IRA plan, or A salary reduction SEP, and Contributions to a section 501(c)(18) plan. 2012 tax form They also include voluntary after-tax employee contributions to a tax-qualified retirement plan or a section 403(b) annuity. 2012 tax form For purposes of the credit, an employee contribution will be voluntary as long as it is not required as a condition of employment. 2012 tax form Reducing eligible contributions. 2012 tax form Reduce your eligible contributions (but not below zero) by the total distributions you received during the testing period (defined later) from any IRA, plan, or annuity included earlier under Eligible contributions. 2012 tax form Also reduce your eligible contributions by any distribution from a Roth IRA that is not rolled over, even if the distribution is not taxable. 2012 tax form Do not reduce your eligible contributions by any of the following: The portion of any distribution which is not includible in income because it is a trustee-to-trustee transfer or a rollover distribution. 2012 tax form Any distribution that is a return of a contribution to an IRA (including a Roth IRA) made during the year for which you claim the credit if: The distribution is made before the due date (including extensions) of your tax return for that year, You do not take a deduction for the contribution, and The distribution includes any income attributable to the contribution. 2012 tax form Loans from a qualified employer plan treated as a distribution. 2012 tax form Distributions of excess contributions or deferrals (and income attributable to excess contributions and deferrals). 2012 tax form Distributions of dividends paid on stock held by an employee stock ownership plan under section 404(k). 2012 tax form Distributions from an eligible retirement plan that are converted or rolled over to a Roth IRA. 2012 tax form Distributions from a military retirement plan. 2012 tax form Distributions received by spouse. 2012 tax form Any distributions your spouse receives are treated as received by you if you file a joint return with your spouse both for the year of the distribution and for the year for which you claim the credit. 2012 tax form Testing period. 2012 tax form The testing period consists of: The year in which you claim the credit, The 2 years before the year in which you claim the credit, and The period after the end of the year in which you claim the credit and before the due date of the return (including extensions) for filing your return for the year in which you claimed the credit. 2012 tax form Example. 2012 tax form You and your spouse filed joint returns in 2011 and 2012, and plan to do so in 2013 and 2014. 2012 tax form You received a taxable distribution from a qualified plan in 2011 and a taxable distribution from an eligible section 457(b) deferred compensation plan in 2012. 2012 tax form Your spouse received taxable distributions from a Roth IRA in 2013 and tax-free distributions from a Roth IRA in 2014 before April 15. 2012 tax form You made eligible contributions to an IRA in 2013 and you otherwise qualify for this credit. 2012 tax form You must reduce the amount of your qualifying contributions in 2013 by the total of the distributions you and your spouse received in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. 2012 tax form Maximum eligible contributions. 2012 tax form After your contributions are reduced, the maximum annual contribution on which you can base the credit is $2,000 per person. 2012 tax form Effect on other credits. 2012 tax form The amount of this credit will not change the amount of your refundable tax credits. 2012 tax form A refundable tax credit, such as the earned income credit or the additional child tax credit, is an amount that you would receive as a refund even if you did not otherwise owe any taxes. 2012 tax form Maximum credit. 2012 tax form This is a nonrefundable credit. 2012 tax form The amount of the credit in any year cannot be more than the amount of tax that you would otherwise pay (not counting any refundable credits or the adoption credit) in any year. 2012 tax form If your tax liability is reduced to zero because of other nonrefundable credits, such as the education credits, then you will not be entitled to this credit. 2012 tax form How to figure and report the credit. 2012 tax form The amount of the credit you can get is based on the contributions you make and your credit rate. 2012 tax form The credit rate can be as low as 10% or as high as 50%. 2012 tax form Your credit rate depends on your income and your filing status. 2012 tax form See Form 8880, Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions, to determine your credit rate. 2012 tax form The maximum contribution taken into account is $2,000 per person. 2012 tax form On a joint return, up to $2,000 is taken into account for each spouse. 2012 tax form Figure the credit on Form 8880. 2012 tax form Report the credit on line 50 of your Form 1040 or line 32 of your Form 1040A, and attach Form 8880 to your return. 2012 tax form Prev Up Next Home More Online Publications
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The 2012 Tax Form
2012 tax form Publication 915 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. 2012 tax form Tax questions. 2012 tax form Useful Items - You may want to see: Reminders Future developments. 2012 tax form The IRS has created a page on IRS. 2012 tax form gov for information about Publication 915, at www. 2012 tax form irs. 2012 tax form gov/pub915. 2012 tax form Information about any future developments affecting Publication 915 (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted on that page. 2012 tax form Photographs of missing children. 2012 tax form The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 2012 tax form Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. 2012 tax form You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. 2012 tax form Introduction This publication explains the federal income tax rules for social security benefits and equivalent tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. 2012 tax form It is prepared through the joint efforts of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Social Security Administration (SSA), and the U. 2012 tax form S. 2012 tax form Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). 2012 tax form Social security benefits include monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits. 2012 tax form They do not include supplemental security income (SSI) payments, which are not taxable. 2012 tax form Equivalent tier 1 railroad retirement benefits are the part of tier 1 benefits that a railroad employee or beneficiary would have been entitled to receive under the social security system. 2012 tax form They are commonly called the social security equivalent benefit (SSEB) portion of tier 1 benefits. 2012 tax form If you received these benefits during 2013, you should have received a Form SSA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement, or Form RRB-1099, Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board, showing the amount. 2012 tax form (If you are a nonresident alien, you should have received Form SSA-1042S, Social Security Benefit Statement, or Form RRB-1042S, Statement for Nonresident Alien Recipients of: Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board. 2012 tax form ) Note. 2012 tax form When the term “benefits” is used in this publication, it applies to both social security benefits and the SSEB portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. 2012 tax form What is covered in this publication. 2012 tax form This publication covers the following topics: Whether any of your benefits are taxable, How much is taxable, How to report taxable benefits, How to treat lump-sum benefit payments, and Deductions related to your benefits, including a deduction or credit you can claim if your repayments are more than your gross benefits. 2012 tax form The Appendix at the end of this publication explains items shown on your Form SSA-1099, SSA-1042S, RRB-1099, or RRB-1042S. 2012 tax form What is not covered in this publication. 2012 tax form This publication does not cover the tax rules for the following railroad retirement benefits: Non-social security equivalent benefit (NSSEB) portion of tier 1 benefits, Tier 2 benefits, Vested dual benefits, and Supplemental annuity benefits. 2012 tax form For information on these taxable pension benefits, see Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. 2012 tax form This publication also does not cover the tax rules for foreign social security benefits. 2012 tax form These benefits are taxable as annuities, unless they are exempt from U. 2012 tax form S. 2012 tax form tax or treated as a U. 2012 tax form S. 2012 tax form social security benefit under a tax treaty. 2012 tax form Comments and suggestions. 2012 tax form We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 2012 tax form You can 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