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Filing taxes military 1. Filing taxes military   403(b) Plan Basics Table of Contents What Is a 403(b) Plan? What Are the Benefits of Contributing to a 403(b) Plan?Excluded. Filing taxes military Deducted. Filing taxes military Who Can Participate in a 403(b) Plan?Ministers. Filing taxes military Who Can Set Up a 403(b) Account? How Can Contributions Be Made to My 403(b) Account? Do I Report Contributions on My Tax Return? How Much Can Be Contributed to My 403(b) Account? This chapter introduces you to 403(b) plans and accounts. Filing taxes military Specifically, the chapter answers the following questions. Filing taxes military What is a 403(b) plan? What are the benefits of contributing to a 403(b) plan? Who can participate in a 403(b) plan? Who can set up a 403(b) account? How can contributions be made to my 403(b) account? Do I report contributions on my tax return? How much can be contributed to my 403(b) account? What Is a 403(b) Plan? A 403(b) plan, also known as a tax-sheltered annuity (TSA) plan, is a retirement plan for certain employees of public schools, employees of certain tax-exempt organizations, and certain ministers. Filing taxes military Individual accounts in a 403(b) plan can be any of the following types. Filing taxes military An annuity contract, which is a contract provided through an insurance company, A custodial account, which is an account invested in mutual funds, or A retirement income account set up for church employees. Filing taxes military Generally, retirement income accounts can invest in either annuities or mutual funds. Filing taxes military We use the term “403(b) account” to refer to any one of these funding arrangements throughout this publication, unless otherwise specified. Filing taxes military What Are the Benefits of Contributing to a 403(b) Plan?  There are three benefits to contributing to a 403(b) plan. Filing taxes military The first benefit is that you do not pay income tax on allowable contributions until you begin making withdrawals from the plan, usually after you retire. Filing taxes military Allowable contributions to a 403(b) plan are either excluded or deducted from your income. Filing taxes military However, if your contributions are made to a Roth contribution program, this benefit does not apply. Filing taxes military Instead, you pay income tax on the contributions to the plan but distributions from the plan (if certain requirements are met) are tax free. Filing taxes military Note. Filing taxes military Generally, employees must pay social security and Medicare tax on their contributions to a 403(b) plan, including those made under a salary reduction agreement. Filing taxes military See chapter 4, Limit on Elective Deferrals , for more information. Filing taxes military The second benefit is that earnings and gains on amounts in your 403(b) account are not taxed until you withdraw them. Filing taxes military Earnings and gains on amounts in a Roth contribution program are not taxed if your withdrawals are qualified distributions. Filing taxes military Otherwise, they are taxed when you withdraw them. Filing taxes military The third benefit is that you may be eligible to take a credit for elective deferrals contributed to your 403(b) account. Filing taxes military See chapter 10, Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit) . Filing taxes military Excluded. Filing taxes military   If an amount is excluded from your income, it is not included in your total wages on your Form W-2. Filing taxes military This means that you do not report the excluded amount on your tax return. Filing taxes military Deducted. Filing taxes military   If an amount is deducted from your income, it is included with your other wages on your Form W-2. Filing taxes military You report this amount on your tax return, but you are allowed to subtract it when figuring the amount of income on which you must pay tax. Filing taxes military Who Can Participate in a 403(b) Plan? Any eligible employee can participate in a 403(b) plan. Filing taxes military Eligible employees. Filing taxes military   The following employees are eligible to participate in a 403(b) plan. Filing taxes military Employees of tax-exempt organizations established under section 501(c)(3). Filing taxes military These organizations are usually referred to as section 501(c)(3) organizations or simply 501(c)(3) organizations. Filing taxes military Employees of public school systems who are involved in the day-to-day operations of a school. Filing taxes military Employees of cooperative hospital service organizations. Filing taxes military Civilian faculty and staff of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Filing taxes military Employees of public school systems organized by Indian tribal governments. Filing taxes military Certain ministers (explained next). Filing taxes military Ministers. Filing taxes military   The following ministers are eligible employees for whom a 403(b) account can be established. Filing taxes military Ministers employed by section 501(c)(3) organizations. Filing taxes military Self-employed ministers. Filing taxes military A self-employed minister is treated as employed by a tax-exempt organization that is a qualified employer. Filing taxes military Ministers (chaplains) who meet both of the following requirements. Filing taxes military They are employed by organizations that are not section 501(c)(3) organizations. Filing taxes military They function as ministers in their day-to-day professional responsibilities with their employers. Filing taxes military   Throughout this publication, the term chaplain will be used to mean ministers described in the third category in the list above. Filing taxes military Example. Filing taxes military A minister employed as a chaplain by a state-run prison and a chaplain in the United States Armed Forces are eligible employees because their employers are not section 501(c)(3) organizations and they are employed as ministers. Filing taxes military Who Can Set Up a 403(b) Account? You cannot set up your own 403(b) account. Filing taxes military Only employers can set up 403(b) accounts. Filing taxes military A self-employed minister cannot set up a 403(b) account for his or her benefit. Filing taxes military If you are a self-employed minister, only the organization (denomination) with which you are associated can set up an account for your benefit. Filing taxes military How Can Contributions Be Made to My 403(b) Account? Generally, only your employer can make contributions to your 403(b) account. Filing taxes military However, some plans will allow you to make after-tax contributions (defined below). Filing taxes military The following types of contributions can be made to 403(b) accounts. Filing taxes military Elective deferrals . Filing taxes military These are contributions made under a salary reduction agreement. Filing taxes military This agreement allows your employer to withhold money from your paycheck to be contributed directly into a 403(b) account for your benefit. Filing taxes military Except for Roth contributions, you do not pay income tax on these contributions until you withdraw them from the account. Filing taxes military If your contributions are Roth contributions, you pay taxes on your contributions but any qualified distributions from your Roth account are tax free. Filing taxes military Nonelective contributions . Filing taxes military These are employer contributions that are not made under a salary reduction agreement. Filing taxes military Nonelective contributions include matching contributions, discretionary contributions, and mandatory contributions from your employer. Filing taxes military You do not pay income tax on these contributions until you withdraw them from the account. Filing taxes military After-tax contributions . Filing taxes military These are contributions (that are not Roth contributions) you make with funds that you must include in income on your tax return. Filing taxes military A salary payment on which income tax has been withheld is a source of these contributions. Filing taxes military If your plan allows you to make after-tax contributions, they are not excluded from income and you cannot deduct them on your tax return. Filing taxes military A combination of any of the three contribution types listed above. Filing taxes military Self-employed minister. Filing taxes military   If you are a self-employed minister, you are considered both an employee and an employer, and you can contribute to a retirement income account for your own benefit. Filing taxes military Do I Report Contributions on My Tax Return? Generally, you do not report contributions to your 403(b) account (except Roth contributions) on your tax return. Filing taxes military Your employer will report contributions on your 2013 Form W-2. Filing taxes military Elective deferrals will be shown in box 12 and the Retirement plan box will be checked in box 13. Filing taxes military If you are a self-employed minister or chaplain, see the discussions next. Filing taxes military Self-employed ministers. Filing taxes military   If you are a self-employed minister, you must report the total contributions as a deduction on your tax return. Filing taxes military Deduct your contributions on line 28 of the 2013 Form 1040. Filing taxes military Chaplains. Filing taxes military   If you are a chaplain and your employer does not exclude contributions made to your 403(b) account from your earned income, you may be able to take a deduction for those contributions on your tax return. Filing taxes military    However, if your employer has agreed to exclude the contributions from your earned income, you will not be allowed a deduction on your tax return. Filing taxes military   If you can take a deduction, include your contributions on line 36 of the 2013 Form 1040. Filing taxes military Enter the amount of your deduction and write “403(b)” on the dotted line next to line 36. Filing taxes military How Much Can Be Contributed to My 403(b) Account? There are limits on the amount of contributions that can be made to your 403(b) account each year. Filing taxes military If contributions made to your 403(b) account are more than these contribution limits, penalties may apply. Filing taxes military Chapters 2 through 6 provide information on how to determine the amount that can be contributed to your 403(b) account. Filing taxes military Worksheets are provided in Chapter 9 to help you determine the maximum amount that can be contributed to your 403(b) account each year. Filing taxes military Chapter 7, Excess Contributions , describes how to prevent excess contributions and how to get an excess contribution corrected. Filing taxes military Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
 
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