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File taxes online free 2011 5. File taxes online free 2011   Exemptions, Deductions, and Credits Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Items Related to Excluded Income Exemptions Contributions to Foreign Charitable Organizations Moving ExpensesAllocation of Moving Expenses Forms To File Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements Taxes of Foreign Countries and U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 PossessionsCredit for Foreign Income Taxes Deduction for Foreign Income Taxes Deduction for Other Foreign Taxes How To Report Deductions Topics - This chapter discusses: The rules concerning items related to excluded income, Exemptions, Contributions to foreign charitable organizations, Moving expenses, Contributions to individual retirement arrangements (IRAs), Taxes of foreign countries and U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 possessions, and How to report deductions. File taxes online free 2011 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 501 Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 514 Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 521 Moving Expenses 523 Selling Your Home 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 597 Information on the United States—Canada Income Tax Treaty Form (and Instructions) 1116 Foreign Tax Credit 2106 Employee Business Expenses 2555 Foreign Earned Income 2555-EZ Foreign Earned Income Exclusion 3903 Moving Expenses Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions Schedule C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business SS-5 Application for a Social Security Card W-7 Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number See chapter 7 for information about getting these publications and forms. File taxes online free 2011 Items Related to Excluded Income U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 citizens and resident aliens living outside the United States generally are allowed the same deductions as citizens and residents living in the United States. File taxes online free 2011 If you choose to exclude foreign earned income or housing amounts, you cannot deduct, exclude, or claim a credit for any item that can be allocated to or charged against the excluded amounts. File taxes online free 2011 This includes any expenses, losses, and other normally deductible items that are allocable to the excluded income. File taxes online free 2011 You can deduct only those expenses connected with earning includible income. File taxes online free 2011 These rules apply only to items definitely related to the excluded earned income and they do not apply to other items that are not definitely related to any particular type of gross income. File taxes online free 2011 These rules do not apply to items such as: Personal exemptions, Qualified retirement contributions, Alimony payments, Charitable contributions, Medical expenses, Mortgage interest, or Real estate taxes on your personal residence. File taxes online free 2011 For purposes of these rules, your housing deduction is not treated as allocable to your excluded income, but the deduction for self- employment tax is. File taxes online free 2011 If you receive foreign earned income in a tax year after the year in which you earned it, you may have to file an amended return for the earlier year to properly adjust the amounts of deductions, credits, or exclusions allocable to your foreign earned income and housing exclusions. File taxes online free 2011 Example. File taxes online free 2011 In 2012, you had $90,400 of foreign earned income and $9,500 of deductions allocable to your foreign earned income. File taxes online free 2011 You did not have a housing exclusion. File taxes online free 2011 Because you excluded all of your foreign earned income, you would not have been able to claim any of the deductions on your 2012 return. File taxes online free 2011 In 2013, you received a $12,000 bonus for work you did abroad in 2012. File taxes online free 2011 You can exclude $4,700 of the bonus because the limit on the foreign earned income exclusion for 2012 was $95,100 and you have already excluded $90,400. File taxes online free 2011 Since you must include $7,300 of the bonus ($12,000 − $4,700) for work you did in 2012 in income, you can file an amended return for 2012 to claim $677 of the deductions. File taxes online free 2011 This is the deductions allocable to the foreign earned income ($9,500) multiplied by the includible portion of the foreign earned income ($7,300) and divided by the total foreign earned income for 2012 ($102,400). 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File taxes online free 2011 national and the child lived with you as a member of your household all year. File taxes online free 2011 Social security number. File taxes online free 2011   You must include on your return the social security number (SSN) of each dependent for whom you claim an exemption. File taxes online free 2011 To get a social security number for a dependent, apply at a Social Security office or U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 consulate. File taxes online free 2011 You must provide original or certified copies of documents to verify the dependent's age, identity, and citizenship, and complete Form SS-5. File taxes online free 2011   If you do not have an SSN for a child who was born in 2013 and died in 2013, attach a copy of the child's birth certificate to your tax return. File taxes online free 2011 Print “Died” in column (2) of line 6c of your Form 1040 or Form 1040A. File taxes online free 2011   If your dependent is a nonresident alien who is not eligible to get a social security number, you must list the dependent's individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) instead of an SSN. File taxes online free 2011 To apply for an ITIN, file Form W-7 with the IRS. File taxes online free 2011 It usually takes 6 to 10 weeks to get an ITIN. File taxes online free 2011 Enter your dependent's ITIN wherever an SSN is requested on your tax return. File taxes online free 2011 More information. File taxes online free 2011   For more information about exemptions, see Publication 501. File taxes online free 2011 Contributions to Foreign Charitable Organizations If you make contributions directly to a foreign church or other foreign charitable organization, you generally cannot deduct them. File taxes online free 2011 Exceptions are explained under Canadian, Mexican, and Israeli charities, later. File taxes online free 2011 You can deduct contributions to a U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 organization that transfers funds to a charitable foreign organization if the U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 organization controls the use of the funds by the foreign organization or if the foreign organization is just an administrative arm of the U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 organization. File taxes online free 2011 Canadian, Mexican, and Israeli charities. File taxes online free 2011   Under the income tax treaties with Canada, Mexico and Israel, you may be able to deduct contributions to certain Canadian, Mexican, and Israeli charitable organizations. File taxes online free 2011 Generally, you must have income from sources in Canada, Mexico, or Israel, and the organization must meet certain requirements. File taxes online free 2011 See Publication 597, Information on the United States-Canada Income Tax Treaty, and Publication 526, Charitable Contributions, for more information. File taxes online free 2011 Moving Expenses If you moved to a new home in 2013 because of your job or business, you may be able to deduct the expenses of your move. File taxes online free 2011 Generally, to be deductible, the moving expenses must have been paid or incurred in connection with starting work at a new job location. File taxes online free 2011 See Publication 521 for a complete discussion of the deduction for moving expenses and information about moves within the United States. File taxes online free 2011 Foreign moves. File taxes online free 2011   A foreign move is a move in connection with the start of work at a new job location outside the United States and its possessions. File taxes online free 2011 A foreign move does not include a move back to the United States or its possessions. File taxes online free 2011 Allocation of Moving Expenses When your new place of work is in a foreign country, your moving expenses are directly connected with the income earned in that foreign country. File taxes online free 2011 If you exclude all or part of the income that you earn at the new location under the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion, you cannot deduct the part of your moving expense that is allocable to the excluded income. File taxes online free 2011 Also, you cannot deduct the part of the moving expense related to the excluded income for a move from a foreign country to the United States if you receive a reimbursement that you are able to treat as compensation for services performed in the foreign country. File taxes online free 2011 Year to which expense is connected. File taxes online free 2011   The moving expense is connected with earning the income (including reimbursements, as discussed in chapter 4 under Reimbursement of moving expenses ) either entirely in the year of the move or in 2 years. File taxes online free 2011 It is connected with earning the income entirely in the year of the move if you qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion under the bona fide residence test or physical presence test for at least 120 days during that tax year. File taxes online free 2011   If you do not qualify under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test for at least 120 days during the year of the move, the expense is connected with earning the income in 2 years. File taxes online free 2011 The moving expense is connected with the year of the move and the following year if the move is from the United States to a foreign country. File taxes online free 2011 The moving expense is connected with the year of the move and the preceding year if the move is from a foreign country to the United States. File taxes online free 2011 Amount allocable to excluded income. File taxes online free 2011   To figure the amount of your moving expense that is allocable to your excluded foreign earned income (and not deductible), you must multiply your total moving expense deduction by a fraction. File taxes online free 2011 The numerator (top number) of the fraction is the total of your excluded foreign earned income and housing amounts for both years and the denominator (bottom number) of the fraction is your total foreign earned income for both years. File taxes online free 2011 Example. File taxes online free 2011 On November 1, 2012, you transfer to Monaco. File taxes online free 2011 Your tax home is in Monaco, and you are a bona fide resident of Monaco for the entire tax year 2013. File taxes online free 2011 In 2012, you paid $6,000 for allowable moving expenses for your move from the United States to Monaco. File taxes online free 2011 You were fully reimbursed (under a nonaccountable plan) for these expenses in the same year. File taxes online free 2011 The reimbursement is included in your income. File taxes online free 2011 Your only other income consists of $16,000 wages earned in 2012 after the date of your move, and $100,100 wages earned in Monaco for 2013. File taxes online free 2011 Because you did not meet the bona fide residence test for at least 120 days during 2012, the year of the move, the moving expenses are for services you performed in both 2012 and the following year, 2013. File taxes online free 2011 Your total foreign earned income for both years is $122,100, consisting of $16,000 wages for 2012, $100,100 wages for 2013, and $6,000 moving expense reimbursement for both years. File taxes online free 2011 You have no housing exclusion. File taxes online free 2011 The total amount you can exclude is $113,190, consisting of the $97,600 full-year exclusion for 2013 and a $15,590 part-year exclusion for 2012 ($95,100 times the fraction of 60 qualifying bona fide residence days over 366 total days in the year). File taxes online free 2011 To find the part of your moving expenses that is not deductible, multiply your $6,000 total expenses by the fraction $113,190 over $122,100. File taxes online free 2011 The result, $5,562, is your nondeductible amount. File taxes online free 2011    You must report the full amount of the moving expense reimbursement in the year in which you received the reimbursement. File taxes online free 2011 In the preceding example, this year was 2012. File taxes online free 2011 You attribute the reimbursement to both 2012 and 2013 only to figure the amount of foreign earned income eligible for exclusion for each year. File taxes online free 2011 Move between foreign countries. File taxes online free 2011   If you move between foreign countries, your moving expense is allocable to income earned in the year of the move if you qualified under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test for a period that includes at least 120 days in the year of the move. File taxes online free 2011 New place of work in U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011   If your new place of work is in the United States, the deductible moving expenses are directly connected with the income earned in the United States. File taxes online free 2011 If you treat a reimbursement from your employer as foreign earned income (see the discussion in chapter 4), you must allocate deductible moving expenses to foreign earned income. File taxes online free 2011 Storage expenses. File taxes online free 2011   These expenses are attributable to work you do during the year in which you incur the storage expenses. File taxes online free 2011 You cannot deduct the amount allocable to excluded income. File taxes online free 2011 Moving Expense Attributable to Foreign Earnings in 2 Years If your moving expense deduction is attributable to your foreign earnings in 2 years (the year of the move and the following year), you should request an extension of time to file your return for the year of the move until after the end of the second year. File taxes online free 2011 By then, you should have all the information needed to properly figure the moving expense deduction. File taxes online free 2011 See Extensions under When To File and Pay in chapter 1. File taxes online free 2011 If you do not request an extension, you should figure the part of the moving expense that you cannot deduct because it is allocable to the foreign earned income you are excluding. File taxes online free 2011 You do this by multiplying the moving expense by a fraction, the numerator (top number) of which is your excluded foreign earned income for the year of the move, and the denominator (bottom number) of which is your total foreign earned income for the year of the move. File taxes online free 2011 Once you know your foreign earnings and exclusion for the following year, you must either: Adjust the moving expense deduction by filing an amended return for the year of the move, or Recapture any additional unallowable amount as income on your return for the following year. File taxes online free 2011 If, after you make the final computation, you have an additional amount of allowable moving expense deduction, you can claim this only on an amended return for the year of the move. File taxes online free 2011 You cannot claim it on the return for the second year. File taxes online free 2011 Forms To File Report your moving expenses on Form 3903. File taxes online free 2011 Report your moving expense deduction on line 26 of Form 1040. File taxes online free 2011 If you must reduce your moving expenses by the amount allocable to excluded income (as explained later under How To Report Deductions ), attach a statement to your return showing how you figured this amount. File taxes online free 2011 For more information about figuring moving expenses, see Publication 521. File taxes online free 2011 Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements Contributions to your individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) that are traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs are generally limited to the lesser of $5,500 ($6,500 if 50 or older) or your compensation that is includible in your gross income for the tax year. File taxes online free 2011 In determining compensation for this purpose, do not take into account amounts you exclude under either the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion. File taxes online free 2011 Do not reduce your compensation by the foreign housing deduction. File taxes online free 2011 If you are covered by an employer retirement plan at work, your deduction for your contributions to your traditional IRAs is generally limited based on your modified adjusted gross income. File taxes online free 2011 This is your adjusted gross income figured without taking into account the foreign earned income exclusion, the foreign housing exclusion, or the foreign housing deduction. File taxes online free 2011 Other modifications are also required. File taxes online free 2011 For more information on IRAs, see Publication 590. File taxes online free 2011 Taxes of Foreign Countries and U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 Possessions You can take either a credit or a deduction for income taxes paid to a foreign country or a U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 possession. File taxes online free 2011 Taken as a deduction, foreign income taxes reduce your taxable income. File taxes online free 2011 Taken as a credit, foreign income taxes reduce your tax liability. File taxes online free 2011 You must treat all foreign income taxes the same way. File taxes online free 2011 If you take a credit for any foreign income taxes, you cannot deduct any foreign income taxes. File taxes online free 2011 However, you may be able to deduct other foreign taxes. File taxes online free 2011 See Deduction for Other Foreign Taxes, later. File taxes online free 2011 There is no rule to determine whether it is to your advantage to take a deduction or a credit for foreign income taxes. File taxes online free 2011 In most cases, it is to your advantage to take foreign income taxes as a tax credit, which you subtract directly from your U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 tax liability, rather than as a deduction in figuring taxable income. File taxes online free 2011 However, if foreign income taxes were imposed at a high rate and the proportion of foreign income to U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 income is small, a lower final tax may result from deducting the foreign income taxes. File taxes online free 2011 In any event, you should figure your tax liability both ways and then use the one that is better for you. File taxes online free 2011 You can make or change your choice within 10 years from the due date for filing the tax return on which you are entitled to take either the deduction or the credit. File taxes online free 2011 Foreign income taxes. File taxes online free 2011   These are generally income taxes you pay to any foreign country or possession of the United States. File taxes online free 2011 Foreign income taxes on U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 return. File taxes online free 2011   Foreign income taxes can only be taken as a credit on Form 1040, line 47, or as an itemized deduction on Schedule A. File taxes online free 2011 These amounts cannot be included as withheld income taxes on Form 1040, line 62. File taxes online free 2011 Foreign taxes paid on excluded income. File taxes online free 2011   You cannot take a credit or deduction for foreign income taxes paid on earnings you exclude from tax under any of the following. File taxes online free 2011 Foreign earned income exclusion. File taxes online free 2011 Foreign housing exclusion. File taxes online free 2011 Possession exclusion. File taxes online free 2011 If your wages are completely excluded, you cannot deduct or take a credit for any of the foreign taxes paid on your wages. File taxes online free 2011   If only part of your wages is excluded, you cannot deduct or take a credit for the foreign income taxes allocable to the excluded part. File taxes online free 2011 You find the taxes allocable to your excluded wages by applying a fraction to the foreign taxes paid on foreign earned income received during the tax year. File taxes online free 2011 The numerator (top number) of the fraction is your excluded foreign earned income received during the tax year minus deductible expenses allocable to that income (not including the foreign housing deduction). File taxes online free 2011 The denominator (bottom number) of the fraction is your total foreign earned income received during the tax year minus all deductible expenses allocable to that income (including the foreign housing deduction). File taxes online free 2011   If foreign law taxes both earned income and some other type of income and the taxes on the other type cannot be separated, the denominator of the fraction is the total amount of income subject to foreign tax minus deductible expenses allocable to that income. File taxes online free 2011    If you take a foreign tax credit for tax on income you could have excluded under your choice to exclude foreign earned income or your choice to exclude foreign housing costs, one or both of the choices may be considered revoked. File taxes online free 2011 Credit for Foreign Income Taxes If you take the foreign tax credit, you may have to file Form 1116 with Form 1040. File taxes online free 2011 Form 1116 is used to figure the amount of foreign tax paid or accrued that can be claimed as a foreign tax credit. File taxes online free 2011 Do not include the amount of foreign tax paid or accrued as withheld federal income taxes on Form 1040, line 62. File taxes online free 2011 The foreign income tax for which you can claim a credit is the amount of legal and actual tax liability you pay or accrue during the year. File taxes online free 2011 The amount for which you can claim a credit is not necessarily the amount withheld by the foreign country. File taxes online free 2011 You cannot take a foreign tax credit for income tax you paid to a foreign country that would be refunded by the foreign country if you made a claim for refund. File taxes online free 2011 Subsidies. File taxes online free 2011   If a foreign country returns your foreign tax payments to you in the form of a subsidy, you cannot claim a foreign tax credit based on these payments. File taxes online free 2011 This rule applies to a subsidy provided by any means that is determined, directly or indirectly, by reference to the amount of tax, or to the base used to figure the tax. File taxes online free 2011   Some ways of providing a subsidy are refunds, credits, deductions, payments, or discharges of obligations. File taxes online free 2011 A credit is also not allowed if the subsidy is given to a person related to you, or persons who participated in a transaction or a related transaction with you. File taxes online free 2011 Limit The foreign tax credit is limited to the part of your total U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 tax that is in proportion to your taxable income from sources outside the United States compared to your total taxable income. File taxes online free 2011 The allowable foreign tax credit cannot be more than your actual foreign tax liability. File taxes online free 2011 Exemption from limit. File taxes online free 2011   You will not be subject to this limit and will not have to file Form 1116 if you meet all three of the following requirements. File taxes online free 2011 Your only foreign source income for the year is passive income (dividends, interest, royalties, etc. File taxes online free 2011 ) that is reported to you on a payee statement (such as a Form 1099-DIV or 1099-INT). File taxes online free 2011 Your foreign taxes for the year that qualify for the credit are not more than $300 ($600 if you are filing a joint return) and are reported on a payee statement. File taxes online free 2011 You elect this procedure. File taxes online free 2011 If you make this election, you cannot carry back or carry over any unused foreign tax to or from this year. File taxes online free 2011 Separate limit. File taxes online free 2011   You must figure the limit on a separate basis with regard to “passive category income” and “general category income” (see the instructions for Form 1116). File taxes online free 2011 Figuring the limit. File taxes online free 2011   In figuring taxable income in each category, you take into account only the amount that you must include in income on your federal tax return. File taxes online free 2011 Do not take any excluded amount into account. File taxes online free 2011   To determine your taxable income in each category, deduct expenses and losses that are definitely related to that income. File taxes online free 2011   Other expenses (such as itemized deductions or the standard deduction) not definitely related to specific items of income must be apportioned to the foreign income in each category by multiplying them by a fraction. File taxes online free 2011 The numerator (top number) of the fraction is your gross foreign income in the separate limit category. File taxes online free 2011 The denominator (bottom number) of the fraction is your gross income from all sources. File taxes online free 2011 For this purpose, gross income includes income that is excluded under the foreign earned income provisions but does not include any other exempt income. File taxes online free 2011 You must use special rules for deducting interest expenses. File taxes online free 2011 For more information on allocating and apportioning your deductions, see Publication 514. File taxes online free 2011 Exemptions. File taxes online free 2011   Do not take the deduction for exemptions for yourself, your spouse, or your dependents in figuring taxable income for purposes of the limit. File taxes online free 2011 Recapture of foreign losses. File taxes online free 2011   If you have an overall foreign loss and the loss reduces your U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 source income (resulting in a reduction of your U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 tax liability), you must recapture the loss in later years when you have taxable income from foreign sources. File taxes online free 2011 This is done by treating a part of your taxable income from foreign sources in later years as U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 source income. File taxes online free 2011 This reduces the numerator of the limiting fraction and the resulting foreign tax credit limit. File taxes online free 2011 Recapture of domestic losses. File taxes online free 2011   If you have an overall domestic loss (resulting in no U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 tax liability), you cannot claim a foreign tax credit for taxes paid during that year. File taxes online free 2011 You must recapture the loss in later years when you have U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 source taxable income. File taxes online free 2011 This is done by treating a part of your taxable income from U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 sources in later years as foreign source income. File taxes online free 2011 This increases the numerator of the limiting fraction and the resulting foreign tax credit limit. File taxes online free 2011 Foreign tax credit carryback and carryover. File taxes online free 2011   The amount of foreign income tax not allowed as a credit because of the limit can be carried back 1 year and carried forward 10 years. File taxes online free 2011   More information on figuring the foreign tax credit can be found in Publication 514. File taxes online free 2011 Deduction for Foreign Income Taxes Instead of taking the foreign tax credit, you can deduct foreign income taxes as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). File taxes online free 2011 You can deduct only foreign income taxes paid on income that is subject to U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 tax. File taxes online free 2011 You cannot deduct foreign taxes paid on earnings you exclude from tax under any of the following. File taxes online free 2011 Foreign earned income exclusion. File taxes online free 2011 Foreign housing exclusion. File taxes online free 2011 Possession exclusion. File taxes online free 2011 Example. 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File taxes online free 2011 If you have itemized deductions related to excluded income, enter on Schedule A (Form 1040) only the part not related to excluded income. File taxes online free 2011 You figure that amount by subtracting from the total deduction the amount related to excluded income. File taxes online free 2011 Generally, you figure the amount that is related to the excluded income by multiplying the total deduction by a fraction, the numerator of which is your foreign earned income exclusion and the denominator of which is your foreign earned income. File taxes online free 2011 Attach a statement to your return showing how you figured the deductible amount. File taxes online free 2011 Example 1. File taxes online free 2011 You are a U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 citizen employed as an accountant. File taxes online free 2011 Your tax home is in Germany for the entire tax year. File taxes online free 2011 You meet the physical presence test. File taxes online free 2011 Your foreign earned income for the year was $122,000 and your investment income was $10,380. File taxes online free 2011 After excluding $97,600, your AGI is $34,780. File taxes online free 2011 You had unreimbursed business expenses of $2,500 for travel and entertainment in earning your foreign income, of which $500 was for meals and entertainment. File taxes online free 2011 These expenses are deductible only as miscellaneous deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). File taxes online free 2011 You also have $500 of miscellaneous expenses that are not related to your foreign income that you enter on line 23 of Schedule A. File taxes online free 2011 You must fill out Form 2106. File taxes online free 2011 On that form, reduce your deductible meal and entertainment expenses by 50% ($250). File taxes online free 2011 You must reduce the remaining $2,250 of travel and entertainment expenses by 80% ($1,800) because you excluded 80% ($97,600/$122,000) of your foreign earned income. File taxes online free 2011 You carry the remaining total of $450 to line 21 of Schedule A. File taxes online free 2011 Add the $450 to the $500 that you have on line 23 and enter the total ($950) on line 24. File taxes online free 2011 On line 26 of Schedule A, enter $696, which is 2% of your adjusted gross income of $34,780 (line 38, Form 1040) and subtract it from the amount on line 24. File taxes online free 2011 Enter $254 on line 27 of Schedule A. File taxes online free 2011 Example 2. File taxes online free 2011 You are a U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 citizen, have a tax home in Spain, and meet the physical presence test. File taxes online free 2011 You are self-employed and personal services produce the business income. File taxes online free 2011 Your gross income was $116,931, business expenses $66,895, and net income (profit) $50,036. File taxes online free 2011 You choose the foreign earned income exclusion and exclude $97,600 of your gross income. File taxes online free 2011 Since your excluded income is 83. File taxes online free 2011 47% of your total income, 83. File taxes online free 2011 47% of your business expenses are not deductible. File taxes online free 2011 Report your total income and expenses on Schedule C (Form 1040). File taxes online free 2011 On Form 2555 you will show the following: Line 20a, $116,931, gross income, Lines 42 and 43, $97,600, foreign earned income exclusion, and Line 44, $55,837 (83. File taxes online free 2011 47% × $66,895) business expenses attributable to the exclusion. File taxes online free 2011 In this situation (Example 2), you cannot use Form 2555-EZ since you had self-employment income and business expenses. File taxes online free 2011 Example 3. File taxes online free 2011 Assume in Example 2 that both capital and personal services combine to produce the business income. File taxes online free 2011 No more than 30% of your net income, or $15,011, assuming that this amount is a reasonable allowance for your services, is considered earned and can be excluded. File taxes online free 2011 Your exclusion of $15,011 is 12. File taxes online free 2011 84% of your gross income ($15,011 ÷ $116,931). File taxes online free 2011 Because you excluded 12. File taxes online free 2011 84% of your total income, $8,589 (. File taxes online free 2011 1284 x $66,895) of your business expenses is attributable to the excluded income and is not deductible. File taxes online free 2011 Example 4. File taxes online free 2011 You are a U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 citizen, have a tax home in Brazil, and meet the physical presence test. File taxes online free 2011 You are self-employed and both capital and personal services combine to produce business income. File taxes online free 2011 Your gross income was $146,000, business expenses were $172,000, and your net loss was $26,000. File taxes online free 2011 A reasonable allowance for the services you performed for the business is $77,000. File taxes online free 2011 Because you incurred a net loss, the earned income limit of 30% of your net profit does not apply. File taxes online free 2011 The $77,000 is foreign earned income. File taxes online free 2011 If you choose to exclude the $77,000, you exclude 52. File taxes online free 2011 74% of your gross income ($77,000 ÷ $146,000), and 52. File taxes online free 2011 74% of your business expenses ($90,713) is attributable to that income and is not deductible. File taxes online free 2011 Show your total income and expenses on Schedule C (Form 1040). File taxes online free 2011 On Form 2555, exclude $77,000 and show $90,713 on line 44. File taxes online free 2011 Subtract line 44 from line 43, and enter the difference as a negative (in parentheses) on line 45. File taxes online free 2011 Because this amount is negative, enter it as a positive (no parentheses) on line 21, Form 1040, and combine it with your other income to arrive at total income on line 22 of Form 1040. File taxes online free 2011 In this situation (Example 4), you would probably not want to choose the foreign earned income exclusion if this was the first year you were eligible. File taxes online free 2011 If you had chosen the exclusion in an earlier year, you might want to revoke the choice for this year. File taxes online free 2011 To do so would mean that you could not claim the exclusion again for the next 5 tax years without IRS approval. File taxes online free 2011 See Choosing the Exclusion in chapter 4. File taxes online free 2011 Example 5. File taxes online free 2011 You are a U. File taxes online free 2011 S. File taxes online free 2011 citizen, have a tax home in Panama, and meet the bona fide residence test. File taxes online free 2011 You have been performing services for clients as a partner in a firm that provides services exclusively in Panama. File taxes online free 2011 Capital investment is not material in producing the partnership's income. File taxes online free 2011 Under the terms of the partnership agreement, you are to receive 50% of the net profits. File taxes online free 2011 The partnership received gross income of $244,000 and incurred operating expenses of $98,250. File taxes online free 2011 Of the net profits of $145,750, you received $72,875 as your distributive share. File taxes online free 2011 You choose to exclude $97,600 of your share of the gross income. File taxes online free 2011 Because you exclude 80% ($97,600 ÷ $122,000) of your share of the gross income, you cannot deduct $39,300, 80% of your share of the operating expenses (. File taxes online free 2011 80 × $49,125). File taxes online free 2011 Report $72,875, your distributive share of the partnership net profit, on Schedule E (Form 1040), Supplemental Income and Loss. File taxes online free 2011 On Form 2555, show $97,600 on line 42 and show $39,300 on line 44. File taxes online free 2011 Your exclusion on Form 2555 is $58,300. File taxes online free 2011 In this situation (Example 5), you cannot use Form 2555-EZ since you had earned income other than salaries and wages and you had business expenses. File taxes online free 2011 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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File taxes online free 2011 4. File taxes online free 2011   Limit on Elective Deferrals Table of Contents Excess elective deferrals. File taxes online free 2011 General Limit 15-Year RuleYears of Service Figuring the Limit on Elective DeferralsExample The second and final component of MAC is the limit on elective deferrals. File taxes online free 2011 This is a limit on the amount of contributions that can be made to your account through a salary reduction agreement. File taxes online free 2011 A salary reduction agreement is an agreement between you and your employer that allows for a portion of your compensation to be directly invested in a 403(b) account on your behalf. File taxes online free 2011 You can enter into more than one salary reduction agreement during a year. File taxes online free 2011 More than one 403(b) account. File taxes online free 2011 If, for any year, elective deferrals are contributed to more than one 403(b) account for you (whether or not with the same employer), you must combine all the elective deferrals to determine whether the total is more than the limit for that year. File taxes online free 2011 403(b) plan and another retirement plan. File taxes online free 2011 If, during the year, contributions in the form of elective deferrals are made to other retirement plans on your behalf, you must combine all of the elective deferrals to determine if they are more than your limit on elective deferrals. File taxes online free 2011 The limit on elective deferrals applies to amounts contributed to: 401(k) plans, to the extent excluded from income, Roth contribution programs, Section 501(c)(18) plans, to the extent excluded from income, Savings incentive match plan for employees (SIMPLE plans), Simplified employee pension (SEP) plans, and All 403(b) plans. File taxes online free 2011 Roth contribution program. File taxes online free 2011   Your 403(b) plan may allow you to designate all or a portion of your elective deferrals as Roth contributions. File taxes online free 2011 Elective deferrals designated as Roth contributions must be maintained in a separate Roth account and are not excludable from your gross income. File taxes online free 2011   The maximum amount of contributions allowed under a Roth contribution program is your limit on elective deferrals, less your elective deferrals not designated as Roth contributions. File taxes online free 2011 For more information on the Roth contribution program, see Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. File taxes online free 2011 Excess elective deferrals. File taxes online free 2011   If the amount contributed is more than the allowable limit, you must include the excess that is not a Roth contribution in your gross income for the year contributed. File taxes online free 2011 General Limit Under the general limit on elective deferrals, the most that can be contributed to your 403(b) account through a salary reduction agreement is $17,500 for 2013 and 2014. File taxes online free 2011 This limit applies without regard to community property laws. File taxes online free 2011 15-Year Rule If you have at least 15 years of service with an educational organization (such as a public or private school), hospital, home health service agency, health and welfare service agency, church, or convention or association of churches (or associated organization), the limit on elective deferrals to your 403(b) account is increased by the least of: $3,000, $15,000, reduced by the sum of: The additional pre-tax elective deferrals made in prior years because of this rule, plus The aggregate amount of designated Roth contributions permitted for prior years because of this rule, or $5,000 times the number of your years of service for the organization, minus the total elective deferrals made by your employer on your behalf for earlier years. File taxes online free 2011 If you qualify for the 15-year rule, your elective deferrals under this limit can be as high as $20,500 for 2013 and 2014. File taxes online free 2011 To determine whether you have 15 years of service with your employer, see Years of Service , next. File taxes online free 2011 Years of Service To determine if you are eligible for the increased limit on elective deferrals, you will first need to figure your years of service. File taxes online free 2011 How you figure your years of service depends on whether you were a full-time or a part-time employee, whether you worked for the full year or only part of the year, and whether you have worked for your employer for an entire year. File taxes online free 2011 You must figure years of service for each year during which you worked for the employer who is maintaining your 403(b) account. File taxes online free 2011 If more than one employer maintains a 403(b) account for you in the same year, you must figure years of service separately for each employer. File taxes online free 2011 Definition Your years of service are the total number of years you have worked as a full time employee for the employer maintaining your 403(b) account as of the end of the year. File taxes online free 2011 Figuring Your Years of Service Take the following rules into account when figuring your years of service. File taxes online free 2011 Status of employer. File taxes online free 2011   Your years of service include only periods during which your employer was a qualified employer. File taxes online free 2011 Your plan administrator can tell you whether or not your employer was qualified during all your periods of service. File taxes online free 2011 Service with one employer. File taxes online free 2011   Generally, you cannot count service for any employer other than the one who maintains your 403(b) account. File taxes online free 2011 Church employee. File taxes online free 2011   If you are a church employee, treat all of your years of service with related church organizations as years of service with the same employer. File taxes online free 2011 For more information about church employees, see chapter 5. File taxes online free 2011 Self-employed ministers. File taxes online free 2011   If you are a self-employed minister, your years of service include full and part years in which you have been treated as employed by a tax-exempt organization that is a qualified employer. File taxes online free 2011 Total years of service. File taxes online free 2011   When figuring prior years of service, figure each year individually and then add the individual years of service to determine your total years of service. File taxes online free 2011 Example. File taxes online free 2011 The annual work period for full-time teachers employed by ABC Public Schools is September through December and February through May. File taxes online free 2011 Marsha began working with ABC schools in September 2009. File taxes online free 2011 She has always worked full-time for each annual work period. File taxes online free 2011 At the end of 2013, Marsha had 4. File taxes online free 2011 5 years of service with ABC Public Schools, as shown in Table 4-1. File taxes online free 2011 Table 4-1. File taxes online free 2011 Marsha's Years of Service Note. File taxes online free 2011 This table shows how Marsha figures her years of service, as explained in the previous example. File taxes online free 2011 Year Period Worked Portion of Work Period Years of Service 2009 Sept. File taxes online free 2011 –Dec. File taxes online free 2011 . File taxes online free 2011 5 year . File taxes online free 2011 5 year 2010 Feb. File taxes online free 2011 –May . File taxes online free 2011 5 year 1 year Sept. File taxes online free 2011 –Dec. File taxes online free 2011 . File taxes online free 2011 5 year 2011 Feb. File taxes online free 2011 –May . File taxes online free 2011 5 year 1 year Sept. File taxes online free 2011 –Dec. File taxes online free 2011 . File taxes online free 2011 5 year 2012 Feb. File taxes online free 2011 –May . File taxes online free 2011 5 year 1 year Sept. File taxes online free 2011 –Dec. File taxes online free 2011 . File taxes online free 2011 5 year 2013 Feb. File taxes online free 2011 –May . File taxes online free 2011 5 year 1 year Sept. File taxes online free 2011 –Dec. File taxes online free 2011 . File taxes online free 2011 5 year Total years of service 4. File taxes online free 2011 5 years Full-time or part-time. File taxes online free 2011   To figure your years of service, you must analyze each year individually and determine whether you worked full-time for the full year or something other than full-time. File taxes online free 2011 When determining whether you worked full-time or something other than full-time, use your employer's annual work period as the standard. File taxes online free 2011 Employer's annual work period. File taxes online free 2011   Your employer's annual work period is the usual amount of time an individual working full-time in a specific position is required to work. File taxes online free 2011 Generally, this period of time is expressed in days, weeks, months, or semesters, and can span 2 calendar years. File taxes online free 2011 Note. File taxes online free 2011 You cannot accumulate more than 1 year of service in a 12-month period. File taxes online free 2011 Example. File taxes online free 2011 All full-time teachers at ABC Public Schools are required to work both the September through December semester and the February through May semester. File taxes online free 2011 Therefore, the annual work period for full-time teachers employed by ABC Public Schools is September through December and February through May. File taxes online free 2011 Teachers at ABC Public Schools who work both semesters in the same calendar year are considered working a full year of service in that calendar year. File taxes online free 2011 Full-Time Employee for the Full Year Count each full year during which you were employed full-time as 1 year of service. File taxes online free 2011 In determining whether you were employed full-time, compare the amount of work you were required to perform with the amount of work normally required of others who held the same position with the same employer and who generally received most of their pay from the position. File taxes online free 2011 How to compare. File taxes online free 2011   You can use any method that reasonably and accurately reflects the amount of work required. File taxes online free 2011 For example, if you are a teacher, you can use the number of hours of classroom instruction as a measure of the amount of work required. File taxes online free 2011   In determining whether positions with the same employer are the same, consider all of the facts and circumstances concerning the positions, including the work performed, the methods by which pay is determined, and the descriptions (or titles) of the positions. File taxes online free 2011 Example. File taxes online free 2011 An assistant professor employed in the English department of a university will be considered a full-time employee if the amount of work that he or she is required to perform is the same as the amount of work normally required of assistant professors of English at that university who get most of their pay from that position. File taxes online free 2011   If no one else works for your employer in the same position, compare your work with the work normally required of others who held the same position with similar employers or similar positions with your employer. File taxes online free 2011 Full year of service. File taxes online free 2011   A full year of service for a particular position means the usual annual work period of anyone employed full-time in that general type of work at that place of employment. File taxes online free 2011 Example. File taxes online free 2011 If a doctor works for a hospital 12 months of a year except for a 1-month vacation, the doctor will be considered as employed for a full year if the other doctors at that hospital also work 11 months of the year with a 1-month vacation. File taxes online free 2011 Similarly, if the usual annual work period at a university consists of the fall and spring semesters, an instructor at that university who teaches these semesters will be considered as working a full year. File taxes online free 2011 Other Than Full-Time for the Full Year If, during any year, you were employed full-time for only part of your employer's annual work period, part-time for the entire annual work period, or part-time for only part of the work period, your year of service for that year is a fraction of your employer's annual work period. File taxes online free 2011 Full-time for part of the year. File taxes online free 2011   If, during a year, you were employed full-time for only part of your employer's annual work period, figure the fraction for that year as follows: The numerator (top number) is the number of weeks, months, or semesters you were a full-time employee. File taxes online free 2011 The denominator (bottom number) is the number of weeks, months, or semesters considered the normal annual work period for the position. File taxes online free 2011 Example. File taxes online free 2011 Jason was employed as a full-time instructor by a local college for the 4 months of the 2013 spring semester (February 2013 through May 2013). File taxes online free 2011 The annual work period for the college is 8 months (February through May and July through October). File taxes online free 2011 Given these facts, Jason was employed full-time for part of the annual work period and provided ½ of a year of service. File taxes online free 2011 Jason's years of service computation for 2013 is as follows: Number of months Jason worked = 4 = 1 Number of months in annual work period 8 2 Part-time for the full year. File taxes online free 2011   If, during a year, you were employed part-time for the employer's entire annual work period, you figure the fraction for that year as follows: The numerator (top number) is the number of hours or days you worked. File taxes online free 2011 The denominator (bottom number) is the number of hours or days normally required of someone holding the same position who works full-time. File taxes online free 2011 Example. File taxes online free 2011 Vance teaches one course at a local medical school. File taxes online free 2011 He teaches 3 hours per week for two semesters. File taxes online free 2011 Other faculty members at the same school teach 9 hours per week for two semesters. File taxes online free 2011 The annual work period of the medical school is two semesters. File taxes online free 2011 An instructor teaching 9 hours a week for two semesters is considered a full-time employee. File taxes online free 2011 Given these facts, Vance has worked part-time for a full annual work period. File taxes online free 2011 Vance has completed 1/3 of a year of service, figured as shown below. File taxes online free 2011 Number of hours per week Vance worked = 3 = 1 Number of hours per week considered full-time 9 3 Part-time for part of the year. File taxes online free 2011   If, during any year, you were employed part-time for only part of your employer's annual work period, you figure your fraction for that year by multiplying two fractions. File taxes online free 2011   Figure the first fraction as though you had worked full-time for part of the annual work period. File taxes online free 2011 The fraction is as follows: The numerator (top number) is the number of weeks, months, or semesters you were a full-time employee. File taxes online free 2011 The denominator (bottom number) is the number of weeks, months, or semesters considered the normal annual work period for the position. File taxes online free 2011   Figure the second fraction as though you had worked part-time for the entire annual work period. File taxes online free 2011 The fraction is as follows: The numerator (top number) is the number of hours or days you worked. File taxes online free 2011 The denominator (bottom number) is the number of hours or days normally required of someone holding the same position who works full-time. File taxes online free 2011   Once you have figured these two fractions, multiply them together to determine the fraction representing your partial year of service for the year. File taxes online free 2011 Example. File taxes online free 2011 Maria, an attorney, teaches a course for one semester at a law school. File taxes online free 2011 She teaches 3 hours per week. File taxes online free 2011 The annual work period for teachers at the school is two semesters. File taxes online free 2011 All full-time instructors at the school are required to teach 12 hours per week. File taxes online free 2011 Based on these facts, Maria is employed part-time for part of the annual work period. File taxes online free 2011 Her year of service for this year is determined by multiplying two fractions. File taxes online free 2011 Her computation is as follows: Maria's first fraction Number of semesters Maria worked = 1 Number of semesters in annual work period 2 Maria's second fraction Number of hours Maria worked per week = 3 = 1 Number of hours per week considered full-time 12 4 Maria would multiply these fractions to obtain the fractional year of service: 1 x 1 = 1         2 4 8         Figuring the Limit on Elective Deferrals You can use Part II of Worksheet 1 in chapter 9 to figure the limit on elective deferrals. File taxes online free 2011 Example Floyd has figured his limit on annual additions. File taxes online free 2011 The only other component needed before he can determine his MAC for 2014 is his limit on elective deferrals. File taxes online free 2011 Figuring Floyd's limit on elective deferrals. File taxes online free 2011   Floyd has been employed with his current employer for less than 15 years. File taxes online free 2011 He is not eligible for the special 15-year increase. File taxes online free 2011 Therefore, his limit on elective deferrals for 2014 is $17,500 as shown in Table 4-2. File taxes online free 2011 Floyd's employer will not make any nonelective contributions to his 403(b) account and Floyd will not make any after-tax contributions. File taxes online free 2011 Additionally, Floyd's employer does not offer a Roth contribution program. File taxes online free 2011 Figuring Floyd's MAC Floyd has determined that his limit on annual additions for 2014 is $52,000 and his limit on elective deferrals is $17,500. File taxes online free 2011 Because elective deferrals are the only contributions made to Floyd's account, the maximum amount that can be contributed to a 403(b) account on Floyd's behalf in 2014 is $17,500, the lesser of both limits. File taxes online free 2011 Table 4-2. File taxes online free 2011 Worksheet 1. File taxes online free 2011 Maximum Amount Contributable (MAC) Note. File taxes online free 2011 Use this worksheet to figure your MAC. File taxes online free 2011 Part I. File taxes online free 2011 Limit on Annual Additions     1. File taxes online free 2011 Enter your includible compensation for your most recent year of service 1. File taxes online free 2011 $70,475 2. File taxes online free 2011 Maximum: For 2013 enter $51,000 For 2014 enter $52,000 2. File taxes online free 2011 52,000 3. File taxes online free 2011 Enter the lesser of line 1 or line 2. File taxes online free 2011 This is your limit on annual additions 3. File taxes online free 2011 52,000   Caution: If you had only nonelective contributions, skip Part II and enter the amount from line 3 on line 18. File taxes online free 2011     Part II. File taxes online free 2011 Limit on Elective Deferrals     4. File taxes online free 2011 Maximum contribution: For 2013, enter $17,500 For 2014, enter $17,500 4. File taxes online free 2011 17,500   Note. File taxes online free 2011 If you have at least 15 years of service with a qualifying organization, complete lines 5 through 17. File taxes online free 2011 If not, enter zero (-0-) on line 16 and go to line 17. File taxes online free 2011     5. File taxes online free 2011 Amount per year of service 5. File taxes online free 2011 5,000 6. File taxes online free 2011 Enter your years of service 6. File taxes online free 2011   7. File taxes online free 2011 Multiply line 5 by line 6 7. File taxes online free 2011   8. File taxes online free 2011 Enter the total of all elective deferrals made for you by the qualifying organization for prior years 8. File taxes online free 2011   9. File taxes online free 2011 Subtract line 8 from line 7. File taxes online free 2011 If zero or less, enter zero (-0-) 9. File taxes online free 2011   10. File taxes online free 2011 Maximum increase in limit for long service 10. File taxes online free 2011 15,000 11. File taxes online free 2011 Enter the total of additional pre-tax elective deferrals made in prior years under the 15-year rule 11. File taxes online free 2011   12. File taxes online free 2011 Enter the aggregate amount of all designated Roth contributions permitted for prior years under the 15-year rule 12. File taxes online free 2011   13. File taxes online free 2011 Add lines 11 and 12 13. File taxes online free 2011   14. File taxes online free 2011 Subtract line 13 from line 10 14. File taxes online free 2011   15. File taxes online free 2011 Maximum additional contributions 15. File taxes online free 2011 3,000 16. File taxes online free 2011 Enter the least of lines 9, 14, or 15. File taxes online free 2011 This is your increase in the limit for long service 16. File taxes online free 2011 -0- 17. File taxes online free 2011 Add lines 4 and 16. File taxes online free 2011 This is your limit on elective deferrals 17. File taxes online free 2011 17,500   Part III. File taxes online free 2011 Maximum Amount Contributable     18. File taxes online free 2011 If you had only nonelective contributions, enter the amount from line 3. File taxes online free 2011 This is your MAC. File taxes online free 2011    If you had only elective deferrals, enter the lesser of lines 3 or 17. File taxes online free 2011 This is your MAC. File taxes online free 2011    If you had both elective deferrals and nonelective contributions, enter the amount from line 3. File taxes online free 2011 This is your MAC. File taxes online free 2011 (Use the amount on line 17 to determine if you have excess elective deferrals as explained in chapter 7. File taxes online free 2011 ) 18. File taxes online free 2011 $17,500 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications