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Federal Tax Form 2010

Federal tax form 2010 9. Federal tax form 2010   Education Exception to Additional Tax on Early IRA Distributions Table of Contents Introduction Who Is Eligible Figuring the Amount Not Subject to the 10% Tax Reporting Early Distributions Introduction Generally, if you take a distribution from your IRA before you reach age 59½, you must pay a 10% additional tax on the early distribution. Federal tax form 2010 This applies to any IRA you own, whether it is a traditional IRA (including a SEP-IRA), a Roth IRA, or a SIMPLE IRA. Federal tax form 2010 The additional tax on an early distribution from a SIMPLE IRA may be as high as 25%. Federal tax form 2010 See Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business, for information on SEP-IRAs, and Publication 590, for information about all other IRAs. Federal tax form 2010 However, you can take distributions from your IRAs for qualified higher education expenses without having to pay the 10% additional tax. Federal tax form 2010 You may owe income tax on at least part of the amount distributed, but you may not have to pay the 10% additional tax. Federal tax form 2010 Generally, if the taxable part of the distribution is less than or equal to the adjusted qualified education expenses (AQEE), none of the distribution is subject to the additional tax. Federal tax form 2010 If the taxable part of the distribution is more than the AQEE, only the excess is subject to the additional tax. Federal tax form 2010 Who Is Eligible You can take a distribution from your IRA before you reach age 59½ and not have to pay the 10% additional tax if, for the year of the distribution, you pay qualified education expenses for: yourself, your spouse, or your or your spouse's child, foster child, adopted child, or descendant of any of them. Federal tax form 2010 Qualified education expenses. Federal tax form 2010   For purposes of the 10% additional tax, these expenses are tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution. Federal tax form 2010 They also include expenses for special needs services incurred by or for special needs students in connection with their enrollment or attendance. Federal tax form 2010   In addition, if the student is at least a half-time student, room and board are qualified education expenses. Federal tax form 2010   The expense for room and board qualifies only to the extent that it is not more than the greater of the following two amounts. Federal tax form 2010 The allowance for room and board, as determined by the eligible educational institution, that was included in the cost of attendance (for federal financial aid purposes) for a particular academic period and living arrangement of the student. Federal tax form 2010 The actual amount charged if the student is residing in housing owned or operated by the eligible educational institution. Federal tax form 2010 You will need to contact the eligible educational institution for qualified room and board costs. Federal tax form 2010 Eligible educational institution. Federal tax form 2010   An eligible educational institution is any college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary educational institution eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the U. Federal tax form 2010 S. Federal tax form 2010 Department of Education. Federal tax form 2010 It includes virtually all accredited public, nonprofit, and proprietary (privately owned profit-making) postsecondary institutions. Federal tax form 2010 The educational institution should be able to tell you if it is an eligible educational institution. Federal tax form 2010   Certain educational institutions located outside the United States also participate in the U. Federal tax form 2010 S. Federal tax form 2010 Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs. Federal tax form 2010 Half-time student. Federal tax form 2010   A student is enrolled “at least half-time” if he or she is enrolled for at least half the full-time academic work load for the course of study the student is pursuing as determined under the standards of the school where the student is enrolled. Federal tax form 2010 Figuring the Amount Not Subject to the 10% Tax To determine the amount of your distribution that is not subject to the 10% additional tax, first figure your adjusted qualified education expenses. Federal tax form 2010 You do this by reducing your total qualified education expenses by any tax-free educational assistance, which includes: Expenses used to figure the tax-free portion of distributions from a Coverdell education savings account (ESA) (see Distributions in chapter 7, Coverdell Education Savings Account), The tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships (see Tax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Pell grants (see Pell Grants and Other Title IV Need-Based Education Grants in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Veterans' educational assistance (see Veterans' Benefits in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Employer-provided educational assistance (see chapter 11, Employer-Provided Educational Assistance ), and Any other nontaxable (tax-free) payments (other than gifts or inheritances) received as educational assistance. Federal tax form 2010 Do not reduce the qualified education expenses by amounts paid with funds the student receives as: Payment for services, such as wages, A loan, A gift, An inheritance given to either the student or the individual making the withdrawal, or A withdrawal from personal savings (including savings from a qualified tuition program (QTP)). Federal tax form 2010 If your IRA distribution is equal to or less than your adjusted qualified education expenses, you are not subject to the 10% additional tax. Federal tax form 2010 Example 1. Federal tax form 2010 In 2013, Erin (age 32) took a year off from teaching to attend graduate school full-time. Federal tax form 2010 She paid $5,800 of qualified education expenses from the following sources. Federal tax form 2010   Employer-provided educational assistance  (tax free) $5,000     Early distribution from IRA (includes $500 taxable earnings) 3,200           Before Erin can determine if she must pay the 10% additional tax on her IRA distribution, she must reduce her total qualified education expenses. Federal tax form 2010   Total qualified education expenses $5,800     Minus: Tax-free educational assistance −5,000     Equals: Adjusted qualified  education expenses (AQEE) $ 800   Because Erin's AQEE ($800) are more than the taxable portion of her IRA distribution ($500), she does not have to pay the 10% additional tax on any part of this distribution. Federal tax form 2010 However, she must include the $500 taxable earnings in her gross income subject to income tax. Federal tax form 2010 Example 2. Federal tax form 2010 Assume the same facts as in Example 1 , except that Erin deducted some of the contributions to her IRA, so the taxable part of her early distribution is higher by $1,000. Federal tax form 2010 This must be included in her income subject to income tax. Federal tax form 2010 The taxable part of Erin's IRA distribution ($1,000) is larger than her $800 AQEE. Federal tax form 2010 Therefore, she must pay the 10% additional tax on $200, the taxable part of her distribution ($1,000) that is more than her qualified education expenses ($800). Federal tax form 2010 She does not have to pay the 10% additional tax on the remaining $800 of her taxable distribution. Federal tax form 2010 Reporting Early Distributions By January 31, 2014, the payer of your IRA distribution should send you Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Federal tax form 2010 The information on this form will help you determine how much of your distribution is taxable for income tax purposes and how much is subject to the 10% additional tax. Federal tax form 2010 If you received an early distribution from your IRA, you must report the taxable earnings on Form 1040, line 15b (Form 1040NR, line 16b). Federal tax form 2010 Then, if you qualify for an exception for qualified higher education expenses, you must file Form 5329 to show how much, if any, of your early distribution is subject to the 10% additional tax. Federal tax form 2010 See the Instructions for Form 5329, Part I, for help in completing the form and entering the results on Form 1040 or 1040NR. Federal tax form 2010 There are many other situations in which Form 5329 is required. Federal tax form 2010 If, during 2013, you had other distributions from IRAs or qualified retirement plans, or have made excess contributions to certain tax-favored accounts, see the instructions for line 58 (Form 1040) or line 56 (Form 1040NR) to determine if you must file Form 5329. Federal tax form 2010 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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This application will help you determine if you are eligible for certain educational credits or deductions including the American Opportunity Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit and the Tuition and Fees Deduction.

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  • If any expenses were paid with tax exempt funds
  • If any expenses were paid with distributions from a Coverdell Education Savings Account or Qualified Tuition Program

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The Federal Tax Form 2010

Federal tax form 2010 5. Federal tax form 2010   Ministers and Church Employees Table of Contents Alternative Limit for Church Employees Changes to Includible Compensation for Most Recent Year of ServiceChanges to Includible Compensation Changes to Years of Service Self-employed ministers and church employees who participate in 403(b) plans generally follow the same rules as other 403(b) plan participants. Federal tax form 2010 This means that if you are a self-employed minister or a church employee, your MAC generally is the lesser of: Your limit on annual additions, or Your limit on elective deferrals. Federal tax form 2010 For most ministers and church employees, the limit on annual additions is figured without any changes. Federal tax form 2010 This means that if you are a minister or church employee, your limit on annual additions generally is the lesser of: $51,000 for 2013 and $52,000 for 2014, or Your includible compensation for your most recent year of service. Federal tax form 2010 Although, in general, the same limit applies, church employees can choose an alternative limit and there are changes in how church employees, foreign missionaries, and self-employed ministers figure includible compensation for the most recent year of service. Federal tax form 2010 This chapter will explain the alternative limit and the changes. Federal tax form 2010 Who is a church employee?   A church employee is anyone who is an employee of a church or a convention or association of churches, including an employee of a tax-exempt organization controlled by or associated with a church or a convention or association of churches. Federal tax form 2010 Alternative Limit for Church Employees If you are a church employee, you can choose to use $10,000 a year as your limit on annual additions, even if your annual additions computed under the general rule is less. Federal tax form 2010 Total contributions over your lifetime under this choice cannot be more than $40,000. Federal tax form 2010 Changes to Includible Compensation for Most Recent Year of Service There are two types of changes in determining includible compensation for the most recent year of service. Federal tax form 2010 They are: Changes in how the includible compensation of foreign missionaries and self-employed ministers is figured, and A change to the years that are counted when figuring the most recent year of service for church employees and self-employed ministers. Federal tax form 2010 Changes to Includible Compensation Includible compensation is figured differently for foreign missionaries and self-employed ministers. Federal tax form 2010 Foreign missionary. Federal tax form 2010   If you are a foreign missionary, your includible compensation includes foreign earned income that may otherwise be excludable from your gross income under section 911. Federal tax form 2010   If you are a foreign missionary, and your adjusted gross income is $17,000 or less, contributions to your 403(b) account will not be treated as exceeding the limit on annual additions if the contributions are not in excess of $3,000. Federal tax form 2010   You are a foreign missionary if you are either a layperson or a duly ordained, commissioned, or licensed minister of a church and you meet both of the following requirements. Federal tax form 2010 You are an employee of a church or convention or association of churches. Federal tax form 2010 You are performing services for the church outside the United States. Federal tax form 2010 Self-employed minister. Federal tax form 2010   If you are a self-employed minister, you are treated as an employee of a tax-exempt organization that is a qualified employer. Federal tax form 2010 Your includible compensation is your net earnings from your ministry minus the contributions made to the retirement plan on your behalf and the deductible portion of your self-employment tax. Federal tax form 2010 Changes to Years of Service Generally, only service with the employer who maintains your 403(b) account can be counted when figuring your limit on annual additions. Federal tax form 2010 Church employees. Federal tax form 2010   If you are a church employee, treat all of your years of service as an employee of a church or a convention or association of churches as years of service with one employer. Federal tax form 2010 Self-employed minister. Federal tax form 2010   If you are a self-employed minister, your years of service include full and part years during which you were self-employed. Federal tax form 2010 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications